2017-18 NFL Week 11 Winners and Losers

Hey everyone! I got really good feedback from you guys about the shorter Winners and Losers column, so I am writing a simplified version of “Winners and Losers” again this week, and I once again encourage you to let me know if you want more analysis. Thank you guys all for reading. Here are my Winners and Losers from Week 11 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Ben Roethlisberger and Kirk Cousins

RB: LeSean McCoy, Mark Ingram, and Alvin Kamara

WR: Keenan Allen, Kenny Stills, and Brandin Cooks

TE: Ricky Seals-Jones and OJ Howard

K: Stephen Gostkowski and Chris Boswell

D/ST: Ravens and Chargers

Losers

QB: Nathan Peterman and Brock Osweiler

RB: Kareem Hunt and Isaiah Crowell

WR: Jordy Nelson and Emmanuel Sanders

TE: Rob Gronkowski and Jared Cook

K: Greg Zuerlein and Jake Elliott

D/ST: Saints and Titans

Check back tomorrow for my Week 12 Position Rankings and later in the week for my “Game Picks” and my Week 12 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 Week 10 Winners and Losers

Hey everyone! As always, I am trying to make this website and my columns as user-friendly as possible, so as of late, I have been experimenting with different formats throughout my website in terms of how much analysis I write if any at all. I have noticed that many of you like to take a quick glance in order to get all the info you need, so with that in mind, I am writing a simplified version of “Winners and Losers” this week, and I encourage you to let me know if you want more analysis. Thank you guys all for reading. Here are my Winners and Losers from Week 10 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Cam Newton and Jared Goff

RB: Dion Lewis, Mark Ingram, and Alvin Kamara

WR: Robert Woods, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Devin Funchess

TE: Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas

K: Greg Zuerlein and Josh Lambo

D/ST: Lions and Sacksonville

Losers

QB: Marcus Mariota and Tyrod Taylor

RB: Adrian Peterson and Alfred Morris

WR: Dez Bryant and TY Hilton

TE: Cameron Brate and BASICALLY EVERYONE ELSE

K: Steven Hauschka and Phil Dawson

D/ST: Bills and Cowboys

Now that was really short and to the point. Please let me know what you think of the formatting and check back tomorrow for my Week 11 Position Rankings and later in the week for my “Game Picks” and my Week 11 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 NFL Week 9 Winners and Losers

Here’s a summary for this weekend: The Cowboys are rolling, the Saints have a better scoring defense than most offenses in the league, and DeShaun Watson’s injury is a real bummer. Get well soon, man.  Anyway, here are my Winners and Losers from Week 9 of the 2017-18 NFL season.

Winners

QB:

Jared Goff

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the Rams are actually the second best team in the NFC. Could we possibly see a Goff v. Wentz NFC Championship. I don’t know and I don’t think so, but Goff is clearly coming into his own in LA. He has Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods’ speed to thank for his big day Sunday, but none the less, his performance was huge (311 yards and 4 TDs). Maybe he was the right pick at #1 last year after all.

RB:

Alvin Kamara

Mark Ingram needs to legitimately watch out because the Saints coaching staff seems to be seeing what everyone else is seeing in the form of Alvin Kamara being a ridiculously crafty RB. The Bucs had no answer for the rookie, and that is all thanks to his tenacious running style. Congrats on the W this weekend, Alvin. Here’s another one.

WR:

TY Hilton

He’s still unpredictable. He’ll probably only get 2 receptions next week. He’s lucky the Texans defense didn’t touch him on that 80-yd TD. Still, 5 receptions for 175 yards and 2 TDs is about the best anyone can do, so TY had no trouble becoming my winner at WR this week.

TE:

Julius Thomas

I took a wild guess and said that Thomas would be good for a TD this week and I was right. Although Miami didn’t pull out a win, Thomas reestablished himself Sunday night as a legitimate offensive presence, and that is something to be proud of. At least he gets one win this week.

K:

Greg Zuerlein

If there was an award for the best kicker in the league through 9 weeks, it’d be Greg the Leg. Another 15 point performance and a dominant win by the Rams is more than enough to etch Zuerlein into the “Winner” column this week.

D/ST:

New Orleans Saints

The Saints score TDs on offense and defense almost weekly now. If these guys are available in your league, then pick them up. That’s all I can really say other than the Saints are my easy and obvious winners this week on D/ST.

Losers

QB:

Jameis Winston

Winston’s chance of being a solid fantasy QB this year came to an end this week vs the Saints, as he got injured and only managed 3 points. Since he’ll be out for a while, the Bucs’ season is over. There is no loss for Winston (fantasy-wise) bigger than that.

RB:

LeSean McCoy and Kareem Hunt

Both Hunt and McCoy were completely taken care of by their opposing defenses, and neither managed to find the endzone. They were both ranked in my top 5 this week respectively, but there is no staying out of the “Loser” column when you only gain enough yards for 8 fantasy points or less. Sorry guys.

WR:

Will Fuller V

Tom Savage apparently hates throwing to Will Fuller, or he at least makes it seem that way. With DeShaun Watson out for the season, Fuller showed signs this week of returning to mediocrity. Too bad. Major loss.

TE:

Cameron Brate

Winston’s injury is bad news for Brate since he only seems to get targets when his normal QB is on the field. Brate only hauled in one catch this week which is abnormal since he has been so productive as of late. Don’t expect his output to become any better with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm for an extended period of time.

K:

Harrison Butker

Having your offense get halted is a good way to blow it in fantasy. Butker nailed every opportunity he got this week, but there just weren’t enough of them vs the Cowboys as Alex Smith and company got defeated. 5 points isn’t enough to carry a team, so Butker winds up on the Losers’ list this week.

D/ST:

Buffalo Bills

As my “Sit Em” last week, I didn’t expect much from the Bills D against a mighty Jets offense, and my doubts were proved valid, as New York took it to Buffalo on Thursday night. There was little energy shown by the Bills team as a whole on TNF, but due to a lack of big plays and an average total of 0 points in fantasy leagues this week, the Bills are my defensive loser.

Check back tomorrow and Thursday for this week’s Position Rankings, my weekly “Start Em, Sit Em”, and this week’s Game Picks.

2017-18 NFL Week 8 Winners and Losers Special Edition – Mid-Season Awards

Hi Everyone! This week for my “Winners and Losers” column, I wanted to treat you all to a special article about my mid-season picks for MVP, OROY, etc., and I’m excited to give my opinion on who the best players have been in the NFL through the first 8 weeks of the season. With no further ado, here are my Mid-Season Awards for the 2017-18 NFL Season.

Most Valuable Player: Carson Wentz (7-1 record, phenominal play)

Coach of the Year: Sean McVay (unlikely success, young coach, young team)

Offensive Player of the Year: Todd Gurley (comeback from a bad year, very versatile)

Defensive Player of the Year: DeMarcus Lawrence (mad dog on D, averaging 1.5 spg)

Offensive Rookie of the Year: DeShaun Watson (more consistent than Hunt, elite QB)

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jamal Adams (lock-down player in secondary for NYJ)

Comeback Player of the Year: Derek Carr (putting up great numbers after a broken leg)

Walter Payton Man of the Year Award: JJ Watt ($37 million raised in hurricane relief)

NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year: Kareem Hunt (averaging 19.38 ppg in 1/2 PPR)

Let me know who you all think of for your Mid-Season awards. You can find my information in the “Contact”. This has been a great season so far, and I look forward to the rest of it!

2017-18 NFL Week 7 Winners and Losers

Here’s a quick summary for this weekend: My “Start Em”s killed it, my “Sit Em”s did not. Who could have seen that coming? Anyway, here are my Winners and Losers from Week 7 of the 2017-18 NFL season.

Winners

QB:

Derek Carr

What a turnaround for Derek Carr! I was nervous about how he would perform in this game, but the former Fresno State QB saved his team from near irrelevance Thursday vs the Chiefs. This game could have made Carr’s season forgettable, but by posting 417 yards and 3 TDs along with the upset over KC, the QB got it done this week and earned my pick for this week’s winner at quarterback.

RB:

Ezekiel Elliott

Zeke’s previous career best game came last year against the Steelers when he put up 209 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns. Sunday against the 49ers, Zeke had a nearly identical performance with 219 yards and three more scores. His output was so close to that of his one against the Steelers that he even hauled in another screen pass that he took for more than 70 yards and a touchdown from Dak Prescott. Ezekiel Elliott showed that he will not be phased by his uncertain status from week to week. Huge performance for the kid. He is a true winner.

WR:

Amari Cooper

Talk about a guy who needed to play well this week. As I had said, Cooper has been the bust of the year so far in fantasy, but that all changed this week when he put up over 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Chiefs. Do I think this output will continue? No. Are you automatically a winner in this column if you have the type of game that Cooper did against a team like Kansas City? Absolutely.

TE:

OJ Howard

It’s official. The Buccaneers have the best tight end corps in the league. Find me anyone who disagrees, and I will explain to them that even when Cameron Brate can’t manage to score touchdown, the Bucs can rely on performances such as the one on Sunday from OJ Howard. Howard was the top Tight End in fantasy this week after managing 98 yards and 2 TDs. He and Brate are such great compliments to Jameis Winston. By far the best performance by a rookie TE so far this year.

K:

Kai Forbath

Even I can’t believe that my “Start Em” at kicker this week managed to put up the most points of any kicker in fantasy, but what do you know? Honestly, I’ll just take what I can get. The Vikings beat the Ravens in large part due to Forbath. Winner.

D/ST:

Chicago Bears

What a boring game this was. The only person this game wasn’t hard to watch for was Eddie Jackson who became the first player in NFL history to record two defensive touchdowns of 75 yards or more. That basically sums up this game and the utter dominance by the Chicago Bears defense against the Carolina Panthers. They’re double winners this week.

Losers

QB:

Carson Palmer and his owners

I hope this injury doesn’t end Palmer’s career, but I’m afraid breaking his arm could be a fatal blow. Not only did the Cardinals get destroyed by the Rams, but they may have lost their quarterback until about Week 15. If you barely squeezed by with Palmer as your starter, it’s time to hit up the waiver wire.

RB:

Jordan Howard

In the midst of a boring game, the Bears had no offense. Since Jordan Howard was a starter in almost every fantasy league this week, his 65 yards were a major disappointment. Not sure there’s much else to say other than that. Howard’s performance was enough to take over Marshawn Lynch’s spot as my top loser of week 7.

WR:

AJ Green

Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati was actually a decent game, but where was AJ Green? Just three receptions? 41 yards? He almost had as bad a game as TY Hilton. Don’t even get me started on him. This one isn’t necessarily Green’s fault, but it really doesn’t matter whose fault it is when it comes to putting up fantasy points. *cough cough* Loser.

TE:

Rob Gronkowski

This one is going to surprise a lot of people who didn’t realize that Gronkowski was even eligible to be on the losing side of this list, but think about it. As the Patriots were putting a beating on the Falcons, how many highlights did Gronkowski have? He didn’t have any touchdowns, and he only had three receptions for 51 yards. This performance was not normal for Gronk, but a losing performance is a losing performance. Gronk, if you’re reading this, sorry bro.

K:

Dan Bailey

Jeff Heath had the same amount of point this week as Dan Bailey. 2 XP, no FGA. That’s it. Oh! And a pulled groin! Welcome to America’s Team, Mike Nugent. Let’s hope Dan Bailey heals up quickly, otherwise he might just lose his job… JK.

D/ST:

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs scored negative points this week, and that is one thing you definitely don’t want to do in fantasy. At least they didn’t do as bad as the 49ers points-wise, but that shouldn’t really be what they’re aiming for overall. The 3 holding penalties at the end of the TNF game were questionable for sure. Should they have been called? You be the judge.

Check back tomorrow and Thursday for this week’s position rankings, my weekly “Start Em, Sit Em”, and this week’s game picks.

2017-18 NFL Week 6 Winners and Losers

Hi everyone. This week was full of countless upsets and outstanding fantasy performances from normally quiet players, so there are plenty of things to write about this week. However, due to some unfortunate circumstances and unwanted work in my schedule, I will not be posting full analysis for this week’s “Winners and Losers”. I was planning on writing this week’s column after Tuesday night’s NBA game between the Celtics and Cavaliers, but after experiencing Gordon Hayward’s heartbreaking leg injury live on air, I was in shock and couldn’t bring myself to write about how Kirk Cousins shredded the 49ers. That was one of the most unfortunate injuries I have ever seen in sports, and no one should ever have to go through that. My thoughts go out to Gordon and his family. I hope he gets well soon. Don’t worry though guys! Check back tomorrow for my weekly rankings, and again on Thursday for my “Start Em, Sit Em” report and game picks. Also, since I don’t plan on leaving you all empty handed, here are my Winners and Losers for Week 6 of the 2017-18 NFL season, minus the analysis.

Winners

QB:

Kirk Cosuins

Carson Wentz

RB:

Melvin Gordon

Adrian Perterson

WR:

Antonio Brown

Larry Fitzgerald

TE:

Cameron Brate

Evan Engram

K:

Ryan Succop

Kai Forbath

D/ST:

New Orleans Saints

Houston Texans

Losers

QB:

Aaron Rodgers

Jameis Winston

RB:

Ty Montgomery

Marshawn Lynch

WR:

TY Hilton

Tyreek Hill

TE:

Jared Cook

Delanie Walker

K:

Brandon McManus

Giorgio Tavecchio

D/ST:

Atlanta Falcons

Tennesee Titans

Once again, I’m sorry for the inconvenience of no analysis today. I’ll be back tomorrow. Get well soon Gordon Hayward!

2017-18 NFL Week 5 Winners and Losers

Here’s a summary for this weekend: Dak Prescott and DeShaun Watson were amazing, Garbage Time reigned supreme, and what happened to Ben Roethlisberger exactly? Anyway, here are my Winners and Losers from Week 5 of the 2017-18 NFL season.

Winners

QB:

DeShaun Watson

Let’s start this one off with a bang! Five Touchdown passes against the Chiefs! What a game! Watson really deserved to win this one because he played his heart out. One thing I would like to point out is the fact that, although padding his stats, even when the Texans were down 2 scores with almost no time left, the rookie stayed as poised as he was all game and fired two strikes down the field, ending the game with his fifth TD of the night. It was impressive to see Watson lead his team down the field like they were about to win the Super Bowl even when scoring meant nothing. That is something to keep an eye on. This kid is a superstar.

Dak Prescott

The Cowboys loss on Sunday means two things: Dallas has the worst defense in the NFL, but it has one of the league’s best quarterbacks, too! Forget the end of the game for a second and think back to some of the plays Prescott made down the field. What Dak did this week was show us that even when being criticized, the kid can still step up and have the most points of any QB this week other than DeShaun Watson. I belive in Dak Prescott, and you should too. He is a great young man, a fantastic leader in the NFL, and one of my fantasy winners this week at QB.

RB:

Leonard Fournette

Garbage time is now becoming one of the best places for position players to elevate their fantasy status from good the great! Padding your stats is one thing, but running for a 90 yard TD when you’re already up 2 scores is another, and that’s what Leonard Fournette managed to pull of late this weekend vs the Steelers. In just one play, the rookie scroed 15 points, clinched a win for his team, and became my top RB for Week 5.

Melvin Gordon

I just want to start the debate out there about whether Melvin Gordon is a better RB than Todd Gurley. It seems like Gordon is blossoming into one of the most consistent RBs in the league, and this weekend, even when LA’s running game was shot, he managed to haul in 2 scores in the passing game against the Giants. Gordon’s consistency just isn’t matched by Gurley, so although I’m not ready to take a stance on who is better, Melvin Gordon made a pretty convincing case this week.

WR:

AJ Green

I’m not going to lie. I had to play against AJ Green this week, and it sucked. The receiver once again in his career put up close to 200 yards to go along with a series of long receptions and multiple red zone targets for scores. Like many people this week, I wish I wouldn’t have had to play against him, but what are you going to do? Still, Green stole the show this week, and he is an overwhelming pick for my top winner at WR for Week 5.

DeAndre Hopkins

Another garbage time, stat padding touchdown!  With DeShaun Watson leading the Texans down the field at the end of the game, Hopkins managed to haul in his second touchdown of the day, giving him his best performance of the season so far.  Hopkins looks like he has a real connection with Watson, and if that is so, then he will be seeing his name on this list many times in the weeks to come.

TE:

Cameron Brate

Did I tell you or did I tell you?  Cameron Brate is a top 5 fantasy tight end through the first 5 weeks of the season. Are you surprised? I certainly am not. If you haven’t figured out by now that Cameron Brate is in must start at tight end, then you clearly haven’t been paying attention to his last three games. Brate has been Jameis Winston’s favorite target all season in the passing game, and he just doesn’t look like he’s going to slow down. He had another amazing game vs New England on Thursday, where he put up over 15 points in a half PPR League. If you managed to score Brate in your draft, great pick! If not, shame on you. (Not really. It’s ok. I can’t speak for Cameron Brate though.)

George Kittle

Kittle is only making this list because of what he did on the 49ers game tying drive late in the fourth quarter. The 49ers suck, but it was still thrilling to see a rookie tight end basically carry a team on his back and send the game to overtime. I doubt that Kittle will magically turn into a solid fantasy tight end, but he sure did this week, so good for him. Here’s a golden star. Top Banana.

K:

Adam Vinatieri

The GOAT is back!  Vinatieri went 4 for 4 this week on field goals, and even nailed a 52-yarder. By hitting the game-winner, Adam Vinatieri showed that he is still clutch under pressure, and by nailing all four of those field goals, he showed no signs of any decline in talent. I love this guy, and he is an easy winner for this week.

Harrison Butker

2 games, two trips to the winner column!  This week, Harrison Butker added 5 more field goals to his stat line, and absolutely shredded the Houston Texans. It looks like the Chiefs won’t be needing Cairo Santos after all, and if Butker continues to make kicks, the Chiefs won’t need another kicker for a long time.

D/ST:

Jacksonville Jaguars

If you were smart, then you dropped the Jacksonville defense at the beginning of the week since they were playing the Steelers. Duh! Easy call, right? However, if you were even smarter, then you kept them in your starting lineup and got somewhere around 20 points, as they absolutely destroyed Pittsburgh.  This was one of the most improbable performances of the week, but credit the Jags. I think Jacksonville really is the best defense in the league, and if you don’t own them in your fantasy league, then find a way to. Not much more I can say here except that 5 picks off of a Hall of Famer is really something to be proud of. The Jaguars are easily my top winner for this week in fantasy.

Miami Dolphins

What a barn-burner this one was! Titans vs Dolphins!  the game of the year! No One expected this one to be high scoring, but if it was going to be, most people expected Tennessee to break out in Miami. This was not the case however, as the Dolphins had a very solid game defensively and shut down the ailing Matt Cassel.  Can the Dolphins find their groove and make a run at the AFC East title?  Only time will tell, but if their defense performs like they did this week, they might stand a chance.

Losers

QB:

Ben Roethlisberger

Five interceptions, no touchdowns, and 2 fantasy points. Oh my.

Eli Manning

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an entire receiving corps get hurt in one game, but as they say, there’s a first time for everything. Manning had absolutely no one to throw to on Sunday, and will likely have no one to throw to in the coming weeks. It’s going to be extremely hard for the Giants to get a win against anyone but the Browns now. Manning is a BIG loser this week, as his stats were well below average, and because they are unlikely to pick up anytime soon.

RB:

Carlos Hyde

I believe I had Carlos Hyde as my “Start Em” at running back this week.  Whoops.  If you were hoping for Carlos Hyde to play like a seventh-round rookie this week, then you got your wish, as he only put up four points vs Indianapolis.  I don’t really have an explanation for this one, as I just don’t see why Hyde didn’t have a career day. Either way though, his bad performance this week doomed him to be a loser.

Todd Gurley

Before his first quarter touchdown got called back, it looked like Todd Gurley was going to go off. Once it was however, Gurley played like he did all of last season: Like a bust. Gurley had his worst game of the season, putting up just 43 yards in a loss to the Seahawks. I expect that the talks of Gurley as MVP have died down. Good. The MVP shouldn’t be a loser.

WR:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Seeing OBJ cry while being carted off the field is an image I wish I could forget. Enough said. Get Well Soon from your friend at Dez-ed and Confused Fantasy Advice.

Doug Baldwin

Apparently Russell Wilson thought this would be a good week to start throwing the ball to Jimmy Graham. It’s great that Graham had a good game, but the Rams held Doug Baldwin to just 37 yards receiving, and if it hadn’t been for the strong Seahawks performance overall, Baldwin’s play could have plagued Seattle. Look for number 89 to pick up the pace this week against the 0-5 New York Giants.

TE:

Delanie Walker

I knew I had a bad feeling about Walker on Sunday. Matt Cassel had no interest in throwing the ball to his star TE, and if you followed my advice, your team was unaffected by Walker’s woes. If you didn’t though, then you were treated to the definition of a losing performance. Lackluster numbers from an otherwise great player. Walker better hope Mariota gets healthy soon.

Charles Clay

I still like Clay as a reliable fantasy TE, but Cincy took care of him very well during their upset over the Bills. The linebacking corps of Cincinnati really helped to slow Clay down, as he was held to just 31 yards on 2 receptions. Clay will look to put this game behind him, but although it’s in the past, he still gets a big L.

K:

Nick Folk

I think that’ll do it for Nick Folk’s career. It was a good run, but 3 missed FGs is just unacceptable. Some of those kicks made me wonder if Folk was even qualified to be out there. The Bucs have officially replaced the kicker by placing him on IR and signing Patrick Murray, so overall, great career, but just a terrible way to end it.

Mason Crosby

Prior to missing two against the Cowboys, Mason Crosby had never missed a PAT. Crosby looked really out of sync vs America’s team. A possible sign of things to come???

D/ST:

Arizona Cardinals

Woah this was a bad one! Carson Wentz went all MVP on Arizona, and Bird Gang gave up 34 points. Yeesh. This one is pretty straight forward. This was a true losing performance all around, and I don’t even think trading for Adrian Peterson can help the Cards at this point.

Houston Texans

42 points. That is how many the Texans gave up against the future Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. At home. Subtract JJ Watt from the mix for the rest of the season, and the Texans are in big trouble. Get Well Soon, JJ. Your defense needs you back at full strength for next season.

Check back tomorrow and Thursday for this week’s position rankings, my weekly “Start Em, Sit Em”, and this week’s game picks.

2017-18 NFL Week 4 Winners and Losers

I’ll be quick about this: TEs sucked again (seriously!), Brandin Cooks once again proved his unpredictability, and the Titans gave up 57 points to the Houston Texans (don’t worry – we’ll talk about that MUCH more later). Here are my Winners and Losers from Week 4 of the 2017-18 NFL season.

Winners

QB:

DeShaun Watson

Am I the only one who thinks that DeShaun Watson looks like an exact replica of Dak Prescott from last season? He is number 4, plays for a Texas team, is mobile, and can crush defenses he has no business in crushing. Watson is now my early pick for Rookie of the year behind only Kareem Hunt. The QB deserves a pat on the back for what he managed to do this week versus the Titans,  as he threw for close to 300 yards and four touchdowns.  Tom Savage is never getting his job back from this winner.

Alex Smith

MVP! MVP! MVP! Is this an overreaction? Probably. Look at the numbers though! Alex Smith is having an undeniably great start to his season, and his production continued vs Washington on Monday night, showing his true leadership skills on the Chiefs’ way to a HUGE win. The Chiefs are 4-0, and they have Alex Smith to thank! To quote Travis Kelce after Monday’s game, “That’s my quarterback!”. Unless the Chiefs make it to the Super Bowl in February, I think we’ll be seeing Smith at NFL honors this year.

RB:

Le’Veon Bell

Finally! Le’Veon Bell finally had the game many of his owners have been waiting for since they took him in the first round! With 144 yards and two touchdowns to go along with another solid game receiving wise, Bell earned a spot as my top running back of the week and my easiest pick as a winner on Sunday.

Bilal Powell

Powell set the Jets record for the longest run in franchise history, and while I don’t think that 75 yards is much of a record, it was just part of his huge day Sunday vs the Jaguars. Powell has surfaced as the Jets top running back, and he doesn’t look to be slowing down. If he is still available in your league, he’s a must add after all these solid and high-scoring performances. Winner!

WR:

Tyrell Williams

I bet you didn’t think Tyrell Williams would be one of my winners of the week before his game on Sunday. However, Williams had 115 yards and 1 TD versus the Eagles, so how could I refuse him a spot on this week’s list?  This is a surprise performance by all means, and I don’t expect the output to continue, but hats off to Williams for getting his first 100-yard game of the season on a reeling Los Angeles team.  Someone had to be my top winner of the week,  and Williams easily takes first prize.

Will Fuller V

I saw something interesting that said that if you had had a lineup this week of just Texans, then you would have scored 144 points. Fuller would clearly be a big part of that scoring output, as although he only had 34 yards (and I know that’s small),  the second-year receiver had two touchdowns versus the Titans! Watson clearly loves throwing to this guy, so that is something to keep an eye on following this week.

TE:

Cameron Brate

Cameron Brate is my top sleeper tight end, and he really gets no respect.  I love this guy, and Jameis Winston clearly does too, as Brate is his top target in the red zone. Let me say this one more time, don’t sleep on Brate!  He scored 16 points in 1/2 – PPR leagues this week with his 80 yards and a touchdown, and that should not be minimized. DON’T SLEEP ON BRATE!

Tyler Kroft

Kroft filled in very nicely for  Tyler Eifert this week, and although once again this week was filled with non-exciting tight end performances, Kroft still managed to stand out. 68 yards and 2 TDs is enough to get your team a win and more than enough to make yourself a winner for Week 4.

K:

Greg Zuerlein

“Greg The Leg”  hit 7 field goals vs the Cowboys this week. That’s three touchdowns (with PATs)  worth of points that a kicker scored this week. That is unheard of, and yet Greg Zuerlein managed to do it.  I normally like to make a comparison to a WR or RB when a kicker scores as many points as Zuerlein did Sunday, but I don’t really feel the need to. 23 fantasy points speaks for itself. Great game from a great kicker.

Harrison Butker

This week’s “Gruden Grinder” replaced Cairo Santos, who I still believe is one of the best kickers in the game.  It doesn’t look like the Chiefs will be needing Santos however, as Butker lit the Redskins up, hitting the game-winning FG in the process. Going from being on the Panthers’ practice squad last week to being a winner for Week 4 is a big step for the kicker, so a big congratulations to Harrison Butker on his performance this week!

D/ST:

Houston Texans

While the Titans were busy giving up 57 points on Sunday, the Texans only gave up 14 and also got (oh, I don’t know) 4 INTERCEPTIONS, 1 FR, 2 SACKS, and 1 TD! Need I say more? Definitely not.

Buffalo Bills

The Bills are legit. I don’t think I’ve ever said those 4 words in a sentence before, but it’s always a good time for firsts. The Falcons are no longer undefeated after facing this defense, and I’d like to point out Tre’Davious White for getting that long fumble recovery for a touchdown off of Matt Ryan early in the game. It was a smart, instinctive football play from the rookie, and it comes from a player who has already been playing out of his mind these first four weeks. DROY anyone?

Losers

QB:

Derek Carr

Carr has made this list now in two straight weeks! The Raiders QB is going to be out for 2 to 6 weeks, and that fantasy impact is going to be killer for his owners. Derek Carr had no luck putting up fantasy points before he hurt his back vs the Broncos, so if you started him, your team really took a hit. It might be time to look for a better option on the waiver wire and put Carr on your bench while he recovers from his spinal fracture. Big loser this week.

Ben Roethlisberger

Isn’t it funny how two of the 3 B’s are losers on this week’s list?  The Steelers killed the Ravens on Sunday, and yet two of their stars failed to shine in the victory.  Ben Roethlisberger is far from the reliable fantasy quarterback he used to be, and that showed through how even in a dominant win, he managed such low numbers. Most of his struggle came because Le’Veon Bell had such a great game, but that doesn’t save Big Ben from being a loser this week.

RB:

Jay Ajayi

The Dolphins look terrible. Clearly Jay Cutler isn’t the answer in Miami, and it isn’t just the passing game taking a hit. In fact, with the passing game as a consistent struggle, defenses have been focusing more on shutting down Ajayi, much to his fantasy owners’ chagrin. This week was no different with the Saints holding Ajayi to just 46 yards in a Dolphins shutout. This is Ajayi’s second straight week as a loser, something that better change, or he might just be the fantasy bust of the year.

Melvin Gordon

Gordon’s injury is clearly lingering, as on 10 attempts vs the Eagles on Sunday, “Flash” only managed 22 yards in an extremely sub-par performance. The injury is going to be a problem going forward, and I just don’t see how through it, Melvin Gordon is going to be anything but a loser.

WR:

Antonio Brown

Brown was screaming on the Pittsburgh sideline on Sunday when another one of my losers, Ben Roethlisberger failed to find him wide-open down the field. This was a trend Sunday, as Brown was held to just 5 fantasy points, a total that is rare for the average #3 overall pick in most drafts. I never thought Brown would make this list as a loser, but the way he performed on Sunday was detrimental to fantasy teams everywhere. So as they say in “IT”, “Welcome to the Loser’s club”.

Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks deserves the award for most unpredictable player of the season.  That’s not a good thing, as has been the case the last 3 weeks. This week, Cooks had his third bad game of the season, landing him once again on this list as a loser. There’s nothing I can really say about his future because he is so unpredictable with Tom Brady throwing him, so I’ll say this, “ Wake up Brandin! Your fantasy owners need you!”

TE:

Jordan Reed

When reports came out saying that Reed was going to play against the Chiefs on Sunday night, I thought Kirk Cousins was going to have a fun time throwing to his favorite target in the Red Zone. I was wrong however, as Reed only managed 5 fantasy points with just 21 yards on three receptions. Horrible game from a guy I have high expectations for. Even with his injury, Reed really surprised me with his performance, so he is my top loser at TE for Week 4.

Coby Fleener

I actually expected some pretty good things from Fleener this week, but even though the Saints won against the Dolphins, Fleener had a relatively slow day. The big man only hauled in two catches for 21 yards against a pretty bad Dolphins D. Many other experts are saying that Fleener is a good tight end to have on your team, but I haven’t seen any production from him that shows me that that is true.

K:

Justin Tucker

Second straight week that my top ranked kicker has made this list as a loser. Tucker made one FG and missed another. Wait! Justin Tucker missed a Field Goal?! Unacceptable. Just kidding, but that is actually pretty rare for the Raven’s star. Anyway, his small point output needs to get better or he will be on this list next week too.

Giorgio Tavecchio

A kicker’s fantasy output pretty much depends on his offense’s ability to move the ball downfield. The Broncos halted the Raiders’ offense even before Derek Carr went down, and things got much easier once he did. Imagine what Tavecchio’s numbers are going to look like with EJ Manuel running the offense. He only scored 4 points this week, and if that number stays steady, he is not going to be a worthwhile fantasy kicker.

D/ST:

Tennessee Titans

I’ll be honest. I thought the Titans were going to crush the Texans, but DeShaun Watson put on a show! They gave up 57 points. 57.  I’ll say it again. FIFTY SEVEN!  Just that point total alone is way more than enough to make any team a loser.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If you still had the Buccaneers in your lineup from when they played the Bears, then you were treated to a 0 point performance this week against the Giants. Not to say that the Bucs didn’t play well against the New York, but this is about fantasy output, and the points were just not there this week. I guess this list is the only L the Buccaneers took in Week 4.

Check back tomorrow and Thursday for this week’s position rankings, my weekly “Start Em, Sit Em”, and this week’s game picks.

2017-2018 NFL Week 3 Winners and Losers

I apologize for the late uploading of this week’s winners and losers, but the Cowboys were playing on Monday, so you know, priorities. All kidding aside though, TEs were terrible this week! So were the Raiders! Let’s talk more about that! Here are my Winners and Losers for Week 3 of the 2017-18 NFL season.

Winners

QB:

Kirk Cousins

Cousins finally had his first solid game of the season as he and the Redskins surprised everyone by demolishing the Raiders on Sunday Night Football. After truly stinking up the league in the first two weeks, Captain Kirk threw for 365 yards, 3 TDs and a 150.7 passer rating while leading the Redskins to win that tied them for first place in the NFC East. Cousins’ performance was MUCH needed, and without it, the Redskins quarterback would’ve been in some hot water leading up to this week. However, Cousins killed it, so he is my top winner at QB this week in the NFL. You like that?!

DeShaun Watson

Don’t let the fact that the Texans lost confuse you. Rookie Deshaun Watson had one of the week’s best performances and nearly beat Tom Brady. Sure he had 2 INTS, but the guy put up over 300 yards and 2 TDs vs Matt Patricia’s defense. Texans fans should be excited for the future because if their offense continues clicking and their defense steps up, Houston will be a force to be reckoned with in the AFC.

RB:

Jordan Howard

Jordan Howard has Tarik Cohen to thank for stepping out of bounds on his supposed game-winning TD run in overtime vs the Steelers on Sunday. Cohen stepping out allowed Howard to step IN-to the endzone and give the Bears the W. The game winner capped of Howard’s impressive day of 138 yards and 2 TDs, further establishing him as the Bears top RB and my top winner at Running Back this week.

Chris Thompson

If you are lucky enough to still have Thompson available in your league, them pick this kid up! This week against the Raiders, Thompson gained a total of 188 yards in the Redskins win, along with 1 touchdown in a dominant performance. I really like Thompson’s upside, as he seems to be the Redskins’ most reliable option in the slot and out of the backfield. So far this season, defenses have been no match for the speedy back, and although he barely missed being ranked as a winner last week, he definitely deserves the nod this week.

WR:

Brandin Cooks

Jarvis Landry and Brandin Cooks completely swapped positions this week, as last week, Landry killed it and Cooks sucked, while this week, Cooks killed it and Landry sucked. There is no denying that Cooks had a great game with 2 scores (including the game-winner) and over 130 yards. He finally found his stride with Tom Brady, and yet he is super inconsistent with New England. He is an easy winner for this week, but how will he perform for the rest of the season? HOPEFULLY this production will continue, but with Cooks, there is no way to tell.

TY Hilton

TY Hilton is lucky to have Jacoby Brissett. No one could have predicted that Hilton would have the game that he did. Most people had given up on the pro bowler, just waiting for Andrew Luck to return, but the superstar woke up this week with 7 receptions, 153 yards, and a TD against a terrible Browns defense and silenced his critics. What a performance, and what a game by Brissett and Hilton. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

TE:

Marcedes Lewis

Did you start Marcedes Lewis this week? Neither did anyone else. Don’t start him next week though. Just don’t. I want to make sure everybody hears this. Don’t do it. Anyway, Lewis hauled in 3 TDs this week from Blake Bortles, and he played unbelievably. It would be impossible to not list him as a winner this week, as he had the best performance by far of any TE on Sunday. Still, although I’m not minimizing Lewis’s performance, he only had 4 receptions for 62 yards. The production will not continue. Don’t count on it in any way. However, if anything is going to make you a winner in fantasy, it’s 3 TDs, so…

Ryan Griffin

This was a slow week for TEs. No one was really a winner except for Marcedes Lewis, but Griffin had a pretty strong game. In his homecoming game, Griffin provided DeShaun Watson with a reliable target whom Watson took advantage of 5 times for 61 yards and a TD. He could actually prove to be a great talent in the Texans passing game, but like everyone, I am looking forward to next week when this column can go back to being about more prominent players. TEs were overall pretty slow this week.

K:

Jake Elliott

The snap is good for the rookie Jake Elliott, the kick is up, (is it long enough?) and it’s good! Unbelievable! Jake Elliott from 61 yards and the Eagles have beaten the Giants! I don’t believe it! Only time I’ve ever rooted for the Eagles. Unbelievable kick. Great fourth quarter by the Eagles. Great game by this week’s winner, Jake Elliott.

Steven Hauschka

Steven Hauschka couldn’t have asked for a better week, as in standard leagues, the Bills placekicker scored 18 points. To put that in perspective, if Hauschka were a RB, he would have scored in top 10 for fantasy points this week. I pity anyone who played against him, for although Jake Elliott was a winner for his kick, Hauschka is a winner for completely dominating vs the Broncos.

D/ST:

Jacksonville Jaguars

Surprisingly in London this week, the dominating defense was not the Ravens, but the Jags. Jacksonville held a 2-0 team scoreless until three minutes to go in the 4th and that is truly remarkable. I really thought their defensive dominance wouldn’t last after week 1, but after this performance, Jalen Ramsey has some evidence to support his claim that the Jags have the best defense in the league.

Kansas City Chiefs

If I had to list every player that Philip Rivers has thrown an interception to, this article would be a hundred pages long. Rivers added to the list Sunday, throwing 4 INTs against the Chiefs and making them an easy winner for this week and likely weeks to come.

Losers

QB:

Derek Carr

This was a tough one for fantasy owners to watch, as the Raiders totaled the least amount of yards of any team this season. Derek Carr was held to the least amount of fantasy points of any major starter this week after being considered a stud after the first two weeks. I doubt the game will affect him in the long run, but it made him a loser for this week.

Cam Newton

Does the MVP slump normally carry over for a second season? It definitely has for Cam Newton whom can barely call himself a good fantasy quarterback these last few weeks. It’s not good that we’ve almost come to expect a bad performance from Newton week to week, and that alone makes him an easy loser.

RB:

Jay Ajayi

Ajayi was playing the Jets this week! He probably ran for close to 200 yards, right?! Wrong. If you subtract 184 yards from that though, you’d be spot on! Yeah. 16 yards vs the Jets. Yeesh!

Marshawn Lynch

It wasn’t just Derek Carr that the Redskins shut down. Beast Mode just turned into Least Mode in terms of rushing yards this weekend, and that continued his extremely slow start out of retirement. Not a good sign for fantasy owners when their ADP 3rd round RB takes two Ls in one week.

WR:

Jarvis Landry

As I said before, Cooks and Landry completely switched places this week. If you want to go back up and see what I said about Cooks, the opposite can be said for Landry. He got killed in PPR which means that non-PPR was even worse. Maybe the Jets are just the best team in the NFL and we don’t know it yet, but I find that very unlikely, so Jarvis Landry is on his own this week as a loser.

Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, the Raiders are my biggest loser of the week. NBC can stop arguing over who is the better receiver, because both Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree combined for 2 points this week. You were truly unfortunate if you had one of these guys starting this week, but on the off chance that you had both……Oh my.

TE:

Eric Ebron

The woes of Eric Ebron can’t seem to come to an end. He was supposed to have a pretty strong opening to his season, but against Atlanta, he only managed 2 receptions for 9 yards. That is arguably the worst TE performance this week from a relatively big-name guy. Too bad for Ebron that he’s catching as many Ls this week as he did passes vs the Falcons.

Martellus Bennett

I’ll leave it to Andrew Siciliano to describe what Martellus Bennett is like on the Packers. While making a “Pulp Fiction” reference, Siciliano asked, “What does Martellus Bennett look like? He looks like a guy who can’t catch passes for Green Bay”. Sad but true. Sorry Martellus.

K:

Justin Tucker

Not a single FGA attempt by Tucker this week! Not one! Vs the Jaguars! The best kicker in fantasy had no chances to show his skill, and that wasn’t really his fault, but as a kicker, there was nothing he could do.

Stephen Gostkowski

The top two kickers in the league, Justin Tucker and Stephen Gostkowski, both greatly under performed this week with the latter also getting zero FGA vs the Texans. What was going on this week with AFC South defenses?

D/ST:

Baltimore Ravens

Well I’ll be the first to say it, guys. I blew it big time. I had the Ravens as my top ranked defense this week, and they went DEEP into negative points vs the Jags in London. Still not sure what happened there. They were playing against Blake Bortles for god’s sake! What more can a defense ask for? Either way, there is no excuse for how they performed. They are a big, fat loser for this week.

Seattle Seahawks

It was supposed to be the Seahawks OFFENSE that made the team look bad, but the defense joined the club this week vs the Titans and never looked back. Where was the Legion of Boom on Sunday? I actually don’t have a witty pun to respond with, I just want to know. Anyway, they are big time losers for the time being.

Check back tomorrow and Thursday for this week’s rankings and my weekly “Start Em, Sit Em”. Also, be sure to keep checking back for possible game picks this week… Stay tuned!

2017-18 NFL Week 2 Winners and Losers

In a week full of underwhelming RB performances and hurt TEs, here are my winners and losers:

Winners

QB:

 Trevor Siemian

The appeal of Siemian in Fantasy leagues seems to be growing. It makes a lot of sense, as the former 7th round pick thrashed the Chargers defense on Monday, then turned around and made the Cowboys defense look like a joke. The Broncos had 7 straight 3rd down conversions against America’s Team, thanks in large part to Siemian’s play outside the pocket and his incredible field vision. His dominance showed early on, and he didn’t slow down until his team was already up 3 scores. Overall, Siemian’s respectable win over the Cowboys along with his 4 TDS made him one of the top performers of Week 2.

Tom Brady

This is one of the rare times that Brady actually deserves recognition as a Fantasy “Winner”. The GOAT is expected to always post monster numbers, but this expectation was put in question after his bad performance last week vs KC. The brief talk about Brady being too old was quickly put to rest Sunday when Tommy Boy absolutely lit up the Saints in New Orleans. The Saints never had a chance, as Brady threw for 447 yards and 3 TDS on his way to a blowout over the Saints and to being one of my “Winners” for this week.

 RB:

Jay Ajayi

I had Ajayi as my “Start Em” at RB this week, and the shifty back did not disappoint. It was a relatively slow day for RBs throughout the league, but Ajayi still managed to impress, running for 122 yards and a win over a strong Chargers D-Line. I expect Ajayi to remain a reliable back all season should he stay healthy, and after his performance this week, he shows no signs of proving me wrong.

CJ Anderson

Remember when CJ Anderson was considered one of the best backs in fantasy? He sure does! Anderson used his matchup against the Cowboys to reestablish himself as a reliable RB1 instead of just a normal to subpar RB2, while also managing 2 scores in the Broncos 42-17 win on Sunday. However, Anderson’s owners should be aware of his possible decline, as 2nd year back Devontae Booker is looking to make his return to the lineup in the coming weeks. For now though, Anderson and his owners should be proud of his well-above-average performance this week.

 WR:

Jarvis Landry

Many people were worried about how Landry would perform with Jay Cutler throwing to him. On Sunday, we were treated to an astounding 13 reception outing which is HUGE in PPR leagues. To go along with this, Landry managed 78 yards on his way to a Dolphins win over the Chargers. Overall, if you are not in a PPR league, Landry’s performance means less, but in Half-PPR and up leagues, Landry was one of the most satisfying performers of Week 2.

Jermaine Kearse

I said last week that if Kearse continued his production, he would be a huge PPR threat for the Jets. Kearse seems to be winning his trade from the Seahawks (even if the Jets aren’t), as he has already caught more than 25% the amount of receptions he had last year with the Seahawks (11 through 2 weeks this year, 41 all of last year). Against the Raiders, the receiver hauled in two scores to go along with 4 receptions for 64 yards. He is on pace for 88 receptions this year, so for a guy who is available in the majority of leagues, Kearse is a must-add and one of my top performers of the week.

 TE:

 Travis Kelce

If only Kelce could stop getting flagged for Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties all time, he could be one of the best leaders in the NFL. Kelce has officially offered Rob Gronkowski a real opponent when people talk about the best TE in the league. This week, he was top five in receiving yards between WRs and TEs, and he also hauled in one TD on the way to a dramatic Kansas City win over the Eagles. If his dominance continues, Kelce could finish as the top Tight End in fantasy, so he is a definite winner this week.

Jason Witten

Did you know that Witten actually leads the league in receptions through 2 weeks? I’m surprised, and he is one of my favorite players! The old timer caught ten passes this week for 97 yards and a TD against Denver, and he would have had another score had he not dropped one late in the 4th quarter. Witten has now made this list 2 weeks in a row because of his consistency on post routes and in the short game. Here’s to hoping he is a winner every week!

 K:

Cody Parkey

Parkey nailed 4 FGs including a 54 yarder, accounting for 12 of the Dolphins 19 points. Without Parkey’s pinpoint accuracy, the Dolphins would have fallen to Los Angeles, so he is the definition of a winner.

Chris Boswell

Boswell also went 4/4  vs the Vikings, and although the Steelers didn’t necessarily need the points, the Pittsburgh kicker put up the same amount of points as Jarvis Landry in a Half-PPR league. Pretty strong performance. Easy winner.

 D/ST:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

As someone I know put it, “I might just start whichever defense plays the Bears all season.” This week that defense was that of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and they made the Bears look like the team we know and don’t love at all. Still, just because the Bears aren’t the best team, doesn’t mean the Bucs got lucky. Tampa Bay held Chicago to a goose-egg in the first half, in large part due to their run defense. This was Tampa Bay’s first game of the season, so they were fresh, but their defense easily established them as a playoff contender and made them the best performers of Week 2.

Atlanta Falcons

Credit the Falcons for coming up big against the Packers. This was a crucial game against arguably the best team in the NFC, and Atlanta still managed to shut Green Bay down. The defense also scored a touchdown off an Aaron Rodgers fumble, so they put up near double their projected points for the week. The success of the Falcons defense in the passing game has been surprising thus far, and makes them an easy winner this week.

 Losers

QB:

Dak Prescott

Sadly, this was the first time Rayne Dakota Prescott looked overwhelmed in a game. The quarterback who only threw 4 picks through 17 games ended up throwing 2 vs the Broncos including a pick 6 late to help Denver seal their win. We have all come to expect more from #4, so this performance came as a surprise. Defenses have figured out that Dak loves to throw it short, and that is a big problem as they end up locking down Dez Bryant and force Dak into tough situations. Until the long play ability comes back to Dallas, Dak might be out of luck.

Kirk Cousins

You heard it here first! Cousins was listed as my “Sit Em” at QB, and Captain Kirk had another statistically underwhelming performance Sunday vs the Rams. People are going to look at his game winning drive, but those drives aren’t important in Fantasy. Let’s not forget that Kirk Cousins only threw for 179 yards and a touchdown, one of the worst performances for a quarterback this week. Cousins should not expect that big extension any time soon with the start he’s had to the 2017-18 season.

RB:

Ezekiel Elliott

9 touches for 8 yards. I want to think that this is more about the Broncos defense than Zeke. I want to think that this game is just a blip in what looks to be a great season for Elliott. Sadly, Zeke just didn’t look like he cared too much about the game vs the Broncos on Sunday, and it translated in his play. Luckily, the courts have once again ruled in favor of Elliott, denying the NFL’s recent motion against him, so hopefully, HOPEFULLY, Ezekiel Elliott can pick up the pace next week against the Cardinals.

Saints RBs

If you followed my instructions this week, then you didn’t go anywhere near starting anyone on the Saints because I said they would stink it up. Well, the backs in New Orleans proved me right with the top performer of all three of them, Alvin Kamara, only managing 6 fantasy points. This was against the Patriots defensive line whom only one week prior looked like a dumpster fire. This was yet another disappointing performance from the Saints backfield, and I don’t expect any major improvements next week vs the Panthers.

WR:

Brandin Cooks

By the 3rd quarter of New England’s bout vs New Orleans, the Pats only had two healthy wide receivers. STILL (!!!), Cooks only managed 2 receptions from Tom Brady, moving his season total up to only 5. Fantasy owners who used high draft picks on Cooks better hope his output improves. Otherwise, they are in for a long season.

Amari Cooper

The shadow of Michael Crabtree continues to loom large over Amari Cooper. On Sunday, Cooper scored only 5 fantasy points while Michael Crabtree hauled in 3 scores from Derek Carr. Let this be considered maybe as a “Winner” article for Crabtree who played amazingly vs the Jets and showed his true fantasy value. However, it seems that a win for one of the receivers means a loss for the other, so in this case, my loser is Amari Cooper.

TE:

Austin Hooper

As I said in the “Start Em, Sit Em” column earlier in the week, Hooper was doomed against the Packers defense. As I expected, the TE failed to copy his performance from last week and got only 2 receptions for 7 yards. I still think Hooper will have a nice season, but even 7 yards is less of an output than I expected.

Tyler Eifert

Eifert got 3 receptions. (meh.) Eifert got 42 yards. (meh.) Eifert got his back and knee injured vs the Texans. (Uh-oh! – Andy Dalton)

K:

Younghoe Koo

This is the second straight week that Koo has had a game winning or game tying field goal either blocked or just flat out missed. If the Chargers want to win this season, they might have to start thinking about a more reliable kicker. Until then, Koo needs to step up his game big-time.

Connor Barth

1 XP. No FGA. Need I say more?

D/ST:

Jacksonville Jaguars

What did I say? “Sacksonville” became all but a thing in the past once the Jaguars were dismantled by the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. No need to fully get into this one. The Titans played very well, the Jags D did not. All that needs to be said is that the Jaguars defense scored negative points this week. If that doesn’t scream loser, I don’t know what does.

Minnesota Vikings

One player made the Vikes a loser for me this week, and that player is Steelers WR Martavis Bryant. The Vikings did a good job locking down Antonio Brown, but the Steelers just have too many weapons in the passing game. If the Vikings could have just stopped Bryant, they would have won, but their secondary simply didn’t get the job done. Perhaps the normally solid Minnesota defense can step up next week against the Buccaneers, but for now, they are my losers for Week 2.

Hope you all did well this week! As you can see, my predictions were spot on. Make sure to check back tomorrow and Wednesday for my weekly Positional Rankings and the Week 3 edition of Start Em, Sit Em.