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This is a very difficult week to predict who will be playing and how much. An example of this is LeSean McCoy, Jerome Harrison, and Owen Schmitt.  McCoy could last from one series to a half and then Harrison could play from most of the game to a half and Schmitt could vulture goal line looks and some carries from Harrison. So even though we know McCoy is going to sit at some point it’s hard to feel confident in his back up.  Of course that is just one example, but many of them aren’t cut and dry.  I’ll have another post looking at some of these, including injuries.  It will be a delight.

Here are this week’s rankings —

Quarterback

  1. Peyton Manning – IND vs TEN
  2. Aaron RodgersGB vs CHI
  3. Drew BreesNO vs TB
  4. Philip Rivers – SD at DEN
  5. Ben RoethlisbergerPIT at CLE
  6. Matt SchaubHOU vs JAX
  7. Eli ManningNYG at WAS
  8. Matt RyanATL vs CAR
  9. Tom BradyNE vs MIA
  10. Joe FlaccoBAL vs CIN
  11. Kevin Kolb – PHI vs. DAL
  12. Josh Freeman – TB at NO
  13. Shaun HillDET vs MIN
  14. Tim Tebow – DEN vs SD
  15. Stephen McGee – DAL at PHI
  16. Matt CasselKC vs OAK
  17. Sam Bradford – STL at SEA
  18. Chad HenneMIA at NE
  19. Jay CutlerCHI at GB
  20. Joe WebbMIN at DET
  21. Jason Campbell – OAK at KC
  22. Charlie Whitehurst – SEA vs STL
  23. Rex Grossman – WAS vs NYG
  24. Carson PalmerCIN at BAL
  25. Kerry Collins – TEN at IND
  26. Ryan FitzpatrickBUF at NYJ
  27. John Skelton – ARI at SF
  28. Colt McCoyCLE vs PIT
  29. Jimmy Clausen – CAR at ATL
  30. Mark SanchezNYJ vs BUF
  31. Alex SmithSF vs ARI
  32. Troy Smith – SF vs ARI
  33. Brian HoyerNE vs MIA
  34. Mark Brunell – NYJ vs BUF

Running Back

  1. Arian FosterHOU vs JAX
  2. Ray Rice – BAL vs CIN
  3. Steven Jackson – STL at SEA
  4. Michael Turner – ATL vs CAR
  5. Adrian PetersonMIN at DET
  6. Jamaal CharlesKC vs OAK
  7. Chris JohnsonTEN at IND
  8. Ryan Mathews – SD at DEN
  9. Rashard Mendenhall – PIT at CLE
  10. LeGarrette BlountTB at NO
  11. Ahmad Bradshaw – NYG at WAS
  12. Felix Jones – DAL at PHI
  13. Jonathan StewartCAR at ATL
  14. Rashad Jennings – JAX at HOU
  15. Ryan Torain – WAS vs NYG
  16. Marshawn LynchSEA vs STL
  17. Maurice Morris – DET vs MIN
  18. Fred Jackson – BUF at NYJ
  19. Darren McFaddenOAK at KC
  20. BenJarvus Green-Ellis – NE vs MIA
  21. Brian Westbrook – SF vs ARI
  22. Joseph Addai – IND vs TEN
  23. Pierre Thomas – NO vs TB
  24. Chris IvoryNO vs TB
  25. Brandon Jacobs – NYG at WAS
  26. Ronnie Brown – MIA at NE
  27. Brandon Jackson – GB vs CHI
  28. Shonn Greene – NYJ vs BUF
  29. Knowshon Moreno – DEN vs SD
  30. Michael Bush – OAK at KC
  31. Joe McKnight – NYJ vs BUF
  32. Thomas Jones – KC vs OAK
  33. Cedric Benson – CIN at BAL
  34. Peyton Hillis – CLE vs PIT
  35. Jerome Harrison – PHI vs DAL
  36. Dominic Rhodes – IND vs TEN
  37. Darren Sproles – SD at DEN
  38. Danny WoodheadNE vs MIA
  39. Matt ForteCHI at GB
  40. Jason Snelling – ATL vs CAR
  41. Chris Wells – ARI at SF
  42. John KuhnGB vs CHI
  43. Jahvid Best – DET vs MIN
  44. Ricky Williams – MIA at NE
  45. Tim HightowerARI at SF
  46. LeSean McCoyPHI vs DAL
  47. Anthony Dixon – SF vs ARI
  48. Bernard Scott – CIN at BAL
  49. C.J. SpillerBUF at NYJ
  50. Reggie BushNO vs TB
  51. Willis McGahee – BAL vs CIN
  52. Mike Goodson – CAR at ATL
  53. Justin ForsettSEA vs STL

Wide Receiver

  1. Roddy White – ATL vs CAR
  2. Reggie Wayne – IND vs TEN
  3. Brandon MarshallMIA at NE
  4. Greg Jennings – GB vs CHI
  5. Calvin Johnson – DET vs MIN
  6. Mike WallacePIT at CLE
  7. Kenny BrittTEN at IND
  8. Miles Austin – DAL at PHI
  9. Brandon Lloyd – DEN vs SD
  10. Mario Manningham – NYG at WAS
  11. Dwayne Bowe – KC vs OAK
  12. Vincent Jackson – SD at DEN
  13. Mike WilliamsTB at NO
  14. Steve JohnsonBUF at NYJ
  15. Pierre GarconIND vs TEN
  16. Larry FitzgeraldARI at SF
  17. Davone Bess – MIA at NE
  18. Percy Harvin – MIN at DET
  19. Robert Meachem – NO vs TB
  20. Jacoby Jones – HOU vs JAX
  21. Mike Thomas – JAX at HOU
  22. Mike WilliamsSEA vs STL
  23. Jerome Simpson – CIN at BAL
  24. Santana Moss – WAS vs NYG
  25. Michael CrabtreeSF vs ARI
  26. Malcolm Floyd – SD vs DEN
  27. Anquan BoldinBAL vs CIN
  28. Andre Caldwell – CIN at BAL
  29. Derrick Mason – BAL vs CIN
  30. Jason Avant – PHI vs DAL
  31. Santonio Holmes – NYJ vs BUF
  32. Ben Obomanu – SEA vs STL
  33. Jacoby Ford – OAK at KC
  34. Danny Amendola – STL at SEA
  35. Danario Alexander – STL at SEA
  36. Jeremy MaclinPHI vs DAL
  37. Lance Moore – NO vs TB
  38. James Jones – GB vs CHI
  39. Emmanuel SandersPIT at CLE
  40. Hines Ward – PIT at CLE
  41. Blair White – IND vs TEN
  42. Nate Burleson – DET vs MIN
  43. Steve SmithCAR at ATL
  44. Jason Hill – JAX at HOU
  45. Johnny Knox – CHI at GB
  46. Jabar Gaffney – DEN vs SD
  47. Donald Driver – GB vs CHI
  48. Wes Welker – NE vs MIA
  49. Josh Morgan – SF vs ARI
  50. Brian Robiskie – CLE vs PIT
  51. Andre RobertsARI at SF
  52. Michael Jenkins – ATL vs CAR
  53. T.J. Houshmandzadeh – BAL vs CIN
  54. Mike Sims-Walker – JAX at HOU
  55. Dexter McClusterKC vs OAK
  56. Anthony Armstrong – WAS vs NYG
  57. Jordy NelsonGB vs CHI
  58. Brandon Gibson – STL at SEA
  59. Devin HesterCHI at GB
  60. Naaman Roosevelt – BUF at NYJ
  61. Braylon Edwards – NYJ vs BUF
  62. Jordan Shipley – CIN at BAL
  63. Steve Breaston – ARI at SF
  64. Eddie RoyalDEN vs SD
  65. Louis MurphyOAK at KC
  66. Kevin Walter – HOU vs JAX
  67. Kelley Washington – SD at DEN
  68. Laurent Robinson – STL at SEA
  69. Derek Hagan – NYG at WAS

Tight End

  1. Jason WittenDAL at PHI
  2. Jacob TammeIND vs TEN
  3. Vernon DavisSF vs ARI
  4. Owen Daniels – HOU vs JAX
  5. Marcedes Lewis – JAX at HOU
  6. Zach MillerOAK at KC
  7. Tony Gonzalez – ATL vs CAR
  8. Rob GronkowskiNE vs MIA
  9. Kevin Boss – NYG at WAS
  10. Brandon PettigrewDET vs MIN
  11. Kellen Winslow – TB at NO
  12. Chris Cooley – WAS vs NYG
  13. Jared CookTEN at IND
  14. Jimmy GrahamNO vs TB
  15. Jermaine GreshamCIN at BAL
  16. Heath Miller – PIT at CLE
  17. Randy McMichael – SD at DEN
  18. Dustin Keller – NYJ vs BUF
  19. Tony Moeaki – KC vs OAK
  20. Visanthe Shiancoe – MIN at DET
  21. Greg OlsenCHI at GB
  22. Anthony FasanoMIA at NE
  23. Ben Watson – CLE vs PIT
  24. Brent CelekPHI vs DAL

Kicker

  1. Garrett Hartley – NO vs TB
  2. Adam Vinatieri – IND vs TEN
  3. Billy Cundiff – BAL vs CIN
  4. Matt Bryant – ATL vs CAR
  5. David Akers – PHI vs DAL
  6. Nate Kaeding – SD at DEN
  7. Shaun Suisham – PIT at CLE
  8. Sebastian Janikowski – OAK at KC
  9. Mason Crosby – GB vs CHI
  10. Lawrence Tynes – NYG at WAS
  11. Olindo Mare – SEA vs STL
  12. Rob Bironas – TEN at IND
  13. Josh Brown – STL at SEA
  14. David Buehler – DAL at PHI
  15. Jeff Reed – SF vs ARI
  16. Dave Rayner – DET vs MIN
  17. Neil Rackers – HOU vs JAX
  18. Josh Scobee – JAX at HOU
  19. Shayne Graham – NE vs MIA
  20. Ryan Succop – KC vs OAK
  21. Connor Barth – TB at NO
  22. Steve Hauschka – DEN vs SD
  23. Graham Gano – WAS vs NYG
  24. Robbie Gould – CHI at GB
  25. Nick Folk – NYJ vs BUF
  26. Ryan Longwell – MIN at DET
  27. Dan Carpenter – MIA at NE
  28. Clint Stitser – CIN at BAL
  29. Rian Lindell – BUF at NYJ
  30. Phil Dawson – CLE vs PIT
  31. Jay Feely – ARI at SF
  32. John Kasay – CAR at ATL

Defense

  1. New York GiantsNYG at WAS
  2. Pittsburgh SteelersPIT at CLE
  3. Green Bay PackersGB vs CHI
  4. Atlanta FalconsATL vs CAR
  5. Baltimore RavensBAL vs CIN
  6. St. Louis Rams – STL at SEA
  7. San Francisco 49ersSF vs ARI
  8. Indianapolis ColtsIND vs TEN
  9. Detroit LionsDET vs MIN
  10. San Diego Chargers – SD at DEN
  11. New Orleans SaintsNO vs TB
  12. Chicago BearsCHI at GB
  13. New York JetsNYJ vs BUF
  14. Philadelphia EaglesPHI vs DAL
  15. New England PatriotsNE vs MIA
  16. Arizona CardinalsARI at SF
  17. Kansas City ChiefsKC vs OAK
  18. Buffalo BillsBUF at NYJ
  19. Houston TexansHOU vs JAX
  20. Oakland RaidersOAK at KC
  21. Cleveland BrownsCLE vs PIT
  22. Dallas CowboysDAL at PHI
  23. Seattle SeahawksSEA vs STL
  24. Washington RedskinsWAS vs NYG
  25. Denver BroncosDEN vs SD
  26. Jacksonville Jaguars – JAX at HOU
  27. Cincinnati BengalsCIN at BAL
  28. Tampa Bay BuccaneersTB at NO
  29. Miami DolphinsMIA at NE
  30. Carolina PanthersCAR at ATL
  31. Minnesota VikingsMIN at DET
  32. Tennessee TitansTEN at IND
  1. simmy says:
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    Please help crazy week 17 champion ship! Eli, Ben or Hill @
    QB also pick 3 out of Marshall, Fitz,Bowe, Harvin. Thanks for your
    help, great site this year!

  2. eSSduBBz says:
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    ..went with McGee over Grossman (gross options I know) in a
    two-QB league thanks to your QB and D/ST rankings. I’m hoping
    Cutler doesn’t fail me in the other QB slot.. This was all to
    preclude me thanking you for all you’ve done this year. It’s been a
    weekly staple to check in on football.razzball.com as I’m making my
    lineup decisions. Thank you, sir(s).

  3. DSimms says:
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    Doc, I think I might be screwed for the championship. I have MJD, Colston, Mcfadden and Megatron. I’m playing rashad over MJD and Britt over Colston. Should I play Michael Bush over DMC? Joe Webb over Megatron? If all 4 sit I need to pick up a WR who do you prefer: simpson, crabtree or jacoby ford?

  4. Nate says:
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    My QB’s are vick and brady. Available QBs are Bradford, Mcgee, Hill, Kolb, and Grossman.

    What would you do?

    PS. Thank you for all the advice through the year, love the site and love how responsive you guys are. I recommend it to everyone not in my league.

  5. G.O.B. says:
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    Doc, would you start Rashad Jennings or Pierre Garcon in a flex spot this week?

  6. Hennessey says:
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    Hey, Doc. Part 2 of the championship this week…I got a pretty big lead (140-91), but you can never be too sure. In my flex spot, would you go with Bowe or Bradshaw? You have them both ranked 12th for their respective positions. Does the tie go to the runner? (Pun!)
    Thanks!

  7. Hennessey says:
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    @Hennessey: Oh, I also have VJax, DMC, and R. Jennings, but they are all ranked below Bowe or Bradshaw in the rankings. In case you change your mind, though, I do have them as well.

  8. Hennessey says:
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    @Hennessey: 1-PPR

  9. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @simmy: It’s very close. I’m leaning Ben

    @eSSduBBz: Glad to help! It’s starting to look less likely that Cutler will play the whole game.

    @DSimms: I’d lean McFadden.

    @Nate: Glad to help. I’d lean Brady right now.

    @G.O.B.: Tough. I’d lean Garcon

    @Hennessey: Hah, yes, I’d go with Bradshaw

  10. simmy says:
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    Doc,
    Thanks! how bout 3 out of these four: Mashall,fitzgerald,Bowe, or Harvin?

    Great site this year thanks for the help.

  11. BringbackBud says:
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    Hey Doc, I’ve appreciated your insight this season. Championship week in our league, which 2 of the following do you recommend: Jacoby & James Jones, Meachem, Crabtree, Dixon or Snelling. Thanks

  12. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @simmy: Marshall, Bowe, Harvin

    @BringbackBud: Jacoby, Meachem

  13. ilikestuff says:
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    Must pick a 2nd QB in a 2QB league:
    – Shawn Hill
    – Kevin Kolb
    – Stephen McGee

  14. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @ilikestuff: Hill for upside. Kolb is a little safer.

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