Getting Closer – Defense – Fantasy Football 2016

Another edition of Fantasy Football 2016.  This article is mostly a ranking update. Not much movement up top. The Broncos Defense seen a big shift showing they are still the top defense in the league with a 22-0 shutout.  The bottom players in the draft can be a key asset to your team and should never be overlooked.

Fantasy Tip

My fantasy tip would be draft wisely in the bottom half of the draft board. Hold off drafting Team Defense and Kickers until last 2 or 3 rounds.  The exception is if two of each position is required then 10th round and down is my suggestion.  Don’t go on the Defense or Kicker phase just because some jackass drafts one early. He is reading out of a magazine or looking at projected points from a fantasy site.

Yes kickers score points but don’t let it be misleading, they are pretty even for the most part. I cannot give away all my tips, go with your gut on who is going to join your winning team. This year is amazing with the talent at WR. It is going to make for an interesting draft as most are RB heavy when drafting.  So the strategy is going to be a little different this year.

Team Defense Tickler

Team Defense are starting to creep up on to the board as we see the products they are putting on the field. Denver and Seattle no doubt hold the torch in this draft season, but many others are respectful. In all Team Defense in my mind is the least exciting and important position on a Fantasy team.  They do hold their own value but in my opinion not on draft day.  The bad thing about that, they sure can make or break your day.  So don’t go drafting the San Diego Chargers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Next post will have the bye weeks added as we inch closer.

Player Rankings

Rank Player Team Position
1 Antonio Brown PIT WR
2 Odell Beckham NYG WR
3 Todd Gurley LA RB
4 Julio Jones ATL WR
5 Adrian Peterson MIN RB
6 David Johnson ARI RB
7 Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB
8 DeAndre Hopkins HOU WR
9 Rob Gronkowski NE TE
10 A.J. Green CIN WR
11 Dez Bryant DAL WR
12 LeVeon Bell PIT WR
13 Lamar Miller HOU RB
14 Allen Robinson JAX WR
15 Devonta Freeman ATL RB
16 Jordy Nelson GB WR
17 Jamaal Charles KC RB
18 Brandon Marshall NYJ WR
19 Alshon Jeffery CHI WR
20 Doug Martin TB RB
21 Cam Newton CAR QB
22 Mark Ingram NO RB
23 Eddie Lacy GB RB
24 Mike Evans TB WR
25 Amari Cooper OAK WR
26 LeSean McCoy BUF RB
27 Keenan Allen SD WR
28 Brandin Cooks NO WR
29 Aaron Rodgers GB QB
30 Sammy Watkins BUF WR
31 Demaryius Thomas DEN WR
32 T.Y. Hilton IND WR
33 C.J. Anderson DEN RB
34 Jordan Reed WAS TE
35 Carlos Hyde SF RB
36 Thomas Rawls SEA RB
37 Matt Forte NYJ RB
38 Julian Edelman NE WR
39 Kelvin Benjamin CAR WR
40 Russell Wilson SEA QB
41 Randall Cobb GB WR
42 Greg Olsen CAR TE
43 Jarvis Landry MIA WR
44 Andrew Luck IND QB
45 Doug Baldwin SEA WR
46 Latavius Murray OAK RB
47 Jeremy Maclin KC WR
48 Eric Decker NYJ WR
49 Jonathan Stewart CAR RB
50 DeMarco Murray TEN RB
51 Golden Tate DET WR
52 Ryan Mathews PHI RB
53 Drew Brees NO QB
54 Michael Floyd ARI WR
55 Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB
56 Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR
57 Jeremy Hill CIN RB
58 Dion Lewis NE RB
59 Matt Jones WAS RB
60 Travis Kelce KC TE
61 Emmanuel Sanders DEN WR
62 Delanie Walker TEN TE
63 Tyler Eifert CIN TE
64 Carson Palmer ARI QB
65 John Brown ARI WR
66 Jordan Matthews PHI WR
67 Tom Brady NE QB
68 Jeremy Langford CHI RB
69 Donte Moncrief IND WR
70 Allen Hurns JAX WR
71 Duke Johnson CLE RB
72 DeVante Parker MIA WR
73 Giovani Bernard CIN RB
74 Coby Fleener NO TE
75 Danny Woodhead SD RB
76 Melvin Gordon SD RB
77 DeSean Jackson WAS WR
78 Frank Gore IND RB
79 Blake Bortles JAX QB
80 Tyler Lockett SEA WR
81 Chris Ivory JAX RB
82 Jay Ajayi MIA RB
83 Eli Manning NYG QB
84 Michael Crabtree OAK WR
85 Gary Barnidge CLE TE
86 Ameer Abdullah DET RB
87 Kevin White CHI WR
88 DeAngelo Williams PIT RB
89 Sterling Shepard NYG WR
90 Marvin Jones DET WR
91 Arian Foster MIA RB
92 T.J. Yeldon JAX RB
93 Rashad Jennings NYG RB
94 Zach Ertz PHI TE
95 Stephen Gostkowski NE K
96 Julius Thomas JAX TE
97 Philip Rivers SD QB
98 Justin Forsett BAL RB
99 Derrick Henry TEN RB
100 Antonio Gates SD TE
101 Corey Coleman CLE WR
102 Tony Romo DAL QB
103 Ladarius Green PIT TE
104 Stefon Diggs MIN WR
105 Tavon Austin LA WR
106 Derek Carr OAK QB
107 Torrey Smith SF WR
108 Jimmy Graham SEA TE
109 Josh Gordon CLE WR
110 Willie Snead NO WR
111 Kirk Cousins WAS QB
112 Charles Sims TB RB
113 Denver Broncos DEN DEF
114 Markus Wheaton PIT WR
115 Andy Dalton CIN QB
116 Laquon Treadwell MIN WR
117 LeGarrette Blount NE RB
118 Seattle Seahawks SEA DEF
119 Steven Hauschka SEA K
120 Dorial Green-Beckham PHI WR
121 Graham Gano CAR K
122 Steve L Smith BAL WR
123 Jameis Winston TB QB
124 Isaiah Crowell CLE RB
125 Travis Benjamin SD WR
126 Martellus Bennett NE TE
127 Tyrod Taylor BUF QB
128 Tevin Coleman ATL RB
129 Justin Tucker BAL K
130 Vincent Jackson TB WR
131 Matthew Stafford DET QB
132 Bilal Powell NYJ RB
133 Josh Doctson WAS WR
134 Carolina Panthers CAR DEF
135 Arizona Cardinals ARI DEF
136 C.J. Prosise SEA RB
137 Chris Boswell PIT K
138 James Starks GB RB
139 Darren Sproles PHI RB
140 Matt Ryan ATL QB
141 Devontae Booker DEN RB
142 Michael Thomas NO WR
143 Dan Bailey DAL K
144 Houston Texans HOU DEF

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