NFL Fantasy Football Power Rankings, The NFL regular season has officially come to an end, and the fantasy football playoffs are just about to begin. That means it’s time to get serious about your NFL Fantasy Football power rankings. Here’s how each of the 12 playoff teams stacks up ahead of the championship game in two weeks.
Tom Brady Undefeated
Tom Brady and Peyton Manning put on a show Sunday night but in different ways. While Manning made several uncharacteristic mistakes, Brady played one of the best games of his career as he threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns en route to a 45-10 rout over Pittsburgh. But as good as that game was, it’s not even close to being Tom’s best performance in an AFC
That honor goes to… wait for it…his 2007 matchup against Indianapolis! In that contest, Brady picked apart Indy’s No. 1 ranked defense with 274 yards and four TDs while engineering another blowout win by a score of 38-34. And no matter what you may think about him, there is no denying just how consistently good he has been throughout his tenure with New England. Since taking over at QB in 2001, he has started 157 regular-season games (including playoffs) out of 158 appearances (with 15 additional starts from 2008 to 2010 after missing most of 2008 due to injury).
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He also holds a sparkling 104-28 overall record (111-30 including postseason), passing for more than 53,000 yards along with 399 total touchdowns and just 149 interceptions. Even better yet, consider all those stats were accumulated during seasons where teams averaged only 20.4 points per game – less than half of today’s average! If you’re looking for a reason why we’ll be seeing.
playing his first-ever Conference Championship Game in January, look no further than those stats – which are nothing short of mind-boggling when considered from any angle imaginable. Enough of my rambling though; let’s move onto Week 17’s other biggest storylines: Go crazy if your fantasy team survived Week 16 – Don’t get me wrong, some people will try to paint last week as bad because things didn’t go 100% perfectly, but I honestly couldn’t care less if my guys went 12-0 or 0-12. It didn’t matter if they won or lost; what mattered was whether or not they showed up big time so I could continue winning.
Joe Flacco Gets Shut Down
It’s been a pretty good season for Joe Flacco and his fantasy owners, but it looks like Week 16 was his last hurrah. Flacco struggled mightily against Jacksonville in a 28-24 loss and he threw two interceptions in addition to fumbling twice.
Yikes. This is no surprise, however, as Blake Bortles has been playing lights out down the stretch. If you were holding onto Flacco, you had to know there would be some shaky games mixed in with dominant ones. He won’t be nearly as big of a factor now that Buffalo/Chicago/San Francisco is off of waivers and Baltimore will also be resting their starters next week.
We want to wish all of our readers who made it all season long all the best of luck in their playoff matchups! We hope we helped lead you on your way! Let’s look at our final power rankings before heading into Championship Weekend: Houston (1), New England (2), New Orleans (3), Green Bay (4), Dallas (5), San Diego (6), Washington (7). Joe Mixon Is Last Man Standing In Cincinnati:
Jeremy Hill failed to turn back time in Week 15, rushing five times for only 12 yards while losing a fumble. With Gio Bernard nursing an injury, Mixon ran 19 times for 105 yards and three touchdowns while adding another 50 receiving yards on six catches. Sure, it was against Cleveland, but Mixon looked great on Sunday night. His performance more than cemented his status as the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts next year if he keeps producing at his current pace while turning 21 years old later this summer.
Aaron Rodgers Is Superhuman
Three hours before his final game in Lambeau Field on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers sauntered through Green Bay’s locker room, saying goodbye to players he might never play with again. He shook hands and exchanged hugs with teammates who were thanking him for seven years of memories they won’t soon forget. He reached out to grab a few players—those whose careers are perhaps only beginning—and then he let his hand linger on their shoulders as if to tell them: I was once you. Be careful.
Enjoy it all. Remember what happened here today so that maybe one day you can come back here and do it again yourself. In Green Bay, though, there is always something new coming. There is a different quarterback every year; there is a different team every year; there is a different favorite season every year. I don’t want people to feel sorry for me, Rodgers said. I have no regrets.
Drew Brees Doesn’t Throw an Interception Until Week 9
As a quarterback, there’s nothing more satisfying than ending a game with an interception-free day. It’s like getting to eat all of your favorite candy without fearing a tummy ache. To be honest, quarterbacks probably should be worried about heart attacks but what can you do? Still, Drew Brees has kept his streak going into Week 13 and beyond. How impressive is it? With three games left, we have to ask: What if he never throws another interception again? Will it happen? Who knows. But here’s a look at every game in which Brees failed to throw an interception since becoming New Orleans Saints starter in 2006. And yes, these numbers are correct. We swear! Pssst… did you know that some Saints fans called him Drew Breeze because they thought it was cool? Doesn’t make sense to us either. Anyway
It’s 2016 and Brees still hasn’t thrown an interception. Since throwing two picks against Buffalo on Nov 23rd (Week 11), Brees has started five straight games without giving away possession through a pick-six by opposing defenses. Unfortunately for Mr. Elliott, next up is the NFL’s top pass defense (Chicago) who held Aaron Rodgers in check last week in Lambeau Field despite being down multiple offensive weapons including Ty Montgomery who ran for 160 yards earlier in November when healthy.
Philip Rivers Keeps Rolling
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has turned in another stellar season to continue his dominance of fantasy football owners. Through two playoff games, Rivers has completed 80-of-113 passes for 871 yards and 10 touchdowns with just one interception. He also added four carries for 21 yards and a score on the ground.
Against a stout Cincinnati Bengals defense in Week 17, he passed for 310 yards and three scores while adding eight carries for 35 yards and a score on rushing attempts. At home against Indianapolis in Round 1, he was even better, throwing for 398 yards and three more scores along with 24 rushing yards. In total for the playoffs, Rivers is completing 81-of-117 throws (70 percent) for 933 yards and 11 touchdowns with no interceptions or sacks absorbed.
Tony Romo Isn’t As Bad As We Thought
In a division featuring Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Jameis Winston, and Marcus Mariota (and now Aaron Rodgers), Romo was able to finish No. 12 in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks. As long as he stays healthy, Romo should be a valuable quarterback in 2018 fantasy drafts.
Robert Griffin III’s season-ending knee injury will open up an opportunity for rookie Sam Darnold or veteran Josh McCown to start at quarterback in New York. There is no doubt that with Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse entering free agency, GM Mike Maccagnan will look to draft a receiver early on Day 2 of April’s NFL Draft.
Matt Ryan Is A Playoff Starter
In 2015, Ryan posted career highs in yards per attempt (8.2), touchdown rate (7.1%), and QBR (83.6) and led all quarterbacks with 9.3 yards per pass attempt during two playoff games for Atlanta en route to Super Bowl 50, where he threw for 338 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception in a losing effort to Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos. And he didn’t have Julio Jones or Roddy White that year!
Still, it wasn’t good enough to prevent him from getting benched for last season’s playoffs. But now he has both of his star receivers back, along with running back Devonta Freeman coming off his best NFL season — and a fourth-round pick in Alabama rookie Tevin Coleman — if they want to get deep into January. With Carolina quarterback Cam Newton also improving each year, Ryan and co. will surely be out to prove they’re still one of the league’s best come January 2017. Heading into Week 1 against Tampa Bay, we think you should start Ryan as your No.
Matthew Stafford Wins On Thanksgiving Day…And Week 15
Week 15 of the NFL season is already in progress, meaning we are only one week away from crowning a new champion in fantasy football. This week, I’m going to share my final power rankings for Week 15 of fantasy football before calling it a season. In these rankings, you will see that New England Patriots quarterback Matthew Stafford is at No. 1 and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is at No. 2…and nobody else! See which other top quarterbacks also make their way into my Week 15 rankings by clicking here or scrolling down below to read more!
After years of waiting around, Patrick Mahomes has arrived. He’s become a household name after his breakout rookie campaign and will look to lead his Chiefs squad back atop NFL mountain in 2019. But with stiff competition across all divisions, Mahomes may have his work cut out for him as he looks ahead towards year two.
Robert Griffin III Has Come Into His Own
On Sunday night, Robert Griffin III threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon in overtime to lift Washington over Dallas, 24-20. Griffin then ran for a 2-point conversion and leaped into his team’s bench as he was mobbed by celebrating teammates. It was a fitting end to an incredible week for Griffin, who is suddenly looking like a seasoned veteran after years of stalling out with injuries and being benched by coaching staff that never fully trusted him.
His play has been so impressive during Weeks 14 and 15 that it has raised questions about whether Redskins coach Jay Gruden should take back Washington’s starting quarterback job from Kirk Cousins and make RG3 part of next year’s long-term plans. — Larry Stone, Seattle Times
Colin Kaepernick Might Just Be Good Enough To Win The Super Bowl
Colin Kaepernick is a good enough quarterback to win a Super Bowl. I don’t believe that, but there’s no arguing that he can at least be good enough to get his team into and win playoff games. His performance on Sunday against New Orleans was telling: He wasn’t great in an overall sense—he only completed four passes longer than 10 yards, per Pro Football Focus—but it was clear that Washington feared him more than they did anyone else on San Francisco’s roster. At one point or another, every time Robert Griffin III looked off his primary read, he got to see No.
7 scampering around in his peripheral vision. A defense as good as Washington’s won’t allow five touchdown passes often; how many times will it allow just one? Three years after bursting onto the scene with 16 regular-season starts and an NFC Championship Game appearance under his belt…Kaepernick hasn’t taken another step forward since then. But if you ask me whether he’s capable of doing so?