By Joe Redemann
A new feature at TopTeamFantasy.com, each week we will put up updated rest-of-season rankings for use in trades, waiver claims, etc. These are our updated 2013 rest of season rankings from Week 14 onward, compiled by Joe Redemann (@JayArr_FF). We have ranked the top 30 QB, 50 RB, 50 WR, 30 TE, and all D/ST’s based on standard scoring, non-PPR formats with 4 points per passing TD. If you have any questions about the rankings, feel free to tweet at Joe on Twitter anytime and he would be glad to expand on his rationale.
ROS-SOS is rest of season strength of schedule, to help you break a tie between two players that are close, 1st being the most beneficial schedule for that position, and 32nd being the most difficult. The source is FFToolbox.com’s strength-of-schedule tool.
Joe will also accompany the rankings with commentary on any progressions, trends, or changes in rankings, including injuries and suspensions.
Presented below are TopTeamFantasy.com’s Rest of Season QB rankings as ranked by Joe Redemann (@JayArr_FF). To switch to any of the other position rankings, just click on any of the links below: Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, and Defense and Special Teams rankings.
I’m not saying that every team has the keys to unlock the puzzle that is the Drew Brees-Sean Payton New Orleans passing juggernaut. I’m not saying Peyton Manning is invincible. But I’m back on the bandwagon for “The Sheriff” at the #1 spot. His “terrible” (12 pts. vs. NE) is other quarterbacks’ “okay”. Wow.
Nick Foles is a legit top 5 QB for the rest of the season. He no longer has the #1 ROS strength-of-schedule, but top 5 there, and an unbelievable ratio of 19 TD to 0 INT further emphasizes that. Do I think he finishes the year without a pickoff? Absolutely not. But will you complain if he ends it with 28 scores and 4 picks? I doubt it.
Russell Wilson is terrifying for both ROS and dynasty formats because not only is he only in his second year, not only is he a good runner; he is also turning into a stellar passer in an offense that finally seems to be opening up a bit. He also jumps into top-5. Alex Smith, too, is finally deserving of his top-10 selection. Andy Reid’s opening the throttle in KC, and Smith is responding much better than anyone thought. If he’s on your league’s wire, grab him already!
For our “wounded warriors”, Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers, they take opposite tracks. I have raised Cutler as reports are coming out that Cutler is healthy and ready to go whenever the Bears need him. Rodgers appears to be nearing a shutdown, or at least a severe scale-back in work. Already four weeks into his recovery (a timetable of 4-6 weeks was initially given), he doesn’t look like he’ll make much meaningful work in the year still. He’s droppable if you need to win now in the fantasy playoffs.