Fantasy Football Rankings: Set Your Lineups, You Filthy Animals

  • Scott Engel

We’ve enlisted the help of a man who knows his fantasy,’s managing director Scott Engel, to bring you weekly rankings for QBs, WRs, RBs, TEs, and team defenses. In addition to being an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fame, Scott has literally been locked away in a basement somewhere in the northeastern United States crunching numbers and checking matchups for the past six months, so consider his rankings your go-to fantasy cheat sheet.

Here are the top half of Scott’s rankings for QBs, WRs, and RBs — for the rest, head on over to RotoExperts. Note: Engel’s rankings lean towards PPR formats.


Matt Ryan continues his ascension up Engel’s rankings, while his opponent, RGIII, also looks primed for a big day.

1 Aaron Rodgers at IND
2 Matt Ryan at WAS
3 Drew Brees vs. SD
4 Tom Brady vs. DEN
5 Eli Manning vs. CLE
6 Robert Griffin III vs. ATL
7 Peyton Manning at NE
8 Cam Newton vs. SEA
9 Philip Rivers at NO
10 Joe Flacco at KC
11 Ben Roethlisberger vs. PHI
12 Michael Vick at PIT
13 Matt Schaub at NYJ
14 Andy Dalton vs. MIA

Running backs

It’s a testament to how far he’s come after tearing his ACL that Jamaal Charles is Engel’s 6th-ranked RB, despite going against the always-stout Ravens defense.

1 Arian Foster at NYJ
2 Adrian Peterson vs. TEN
3 Ray Rice at KC
4 LeSean McCoy at PIT
5 Marshawn Lynch at CAR
6 Jamaal Charles vs. BAL
7 Darren Sproles vs. SD
8 Frank Gore vs. BUF
9 Reggie Bush at CIN
10 Trent Richardson at NYG
11 Maurice Jones-Drew vs. CHI
12 Ryan Mathews at NO
13 Alfred Morris vs. ATL
14 BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. MIA
15 Matt Forte at JAC
16 Willis McGahee at NE
17 Stevan Ridley vs. DEN
18 C.J. Spiller at SF
19 Michael Turner at WAS
20 Cedric Benson at IND
21 Chris Johnson at MIN
22 Ahmad Bradshaw vs. CLE
23 Steven Jackson vs. ARI
24 Brandon Bolden vs. DEN
25 Fred Jackson at SF

Wide Receivers

A.J. Green is a beast. He’ll feast on Miami this week.

1 A.J. Green vs. MIA
2 Victor Cruz vs. CLE
3 Roddy White at WAS
4 Percy Harvin vs. TEN
5 Andre Johnson at NYJ
6 Larry Fitzgerald at STL
7 Julio Jones at WAS
8 Wes Welker vs. DEN
9 Jordy Nelson at IND
10 Brandon Marshall at JAC
11 Demaryius Thomas at NE
12 Eric Decker at NE
13 Brandon Lloyd vs. DEN
14 Reggie Wayne vs. GB
15 Mike Wallace vs. PHI
16 Brian Hartline at CIN
17 Dwayne Bowe vs. BAL
18 Malcom Floyd at NO
19 Antonio Brown vs. PHI
20 Torrey Smith at KC
21 Marques Colston vs. SD
22 Stevie Johnson at SF
23 Steve Smith (CAR) vs. SEA
24 Danny Amendola vs. ARI
25 Andre Roberts at STL
26 DeSean Jackson at PIT
27 Domenik Hixon vs. CLE
28 Jeremy Maclin at PIT
29 Lance Moore vs. SD
30 James Jones at IND

Tight Ends

Tony Gonzalez continues to produce at a high level in his 15th NFL season.

1 Rob Gronkowski vs. DEN
2 Jimmy Graham vs. SD
3 Vernon Davis vs. BUF
4 Tony Gonzalez at WAS
5 Antonio Gates at NO
6 Martellus Bennett vs. CLE
7 Kyle Rudolph vs. TEN
8 Brent Celek at PIT
9 Dennis Pitta at KC
10 Jermichael Finley at IND
11 Owen Daniels at NYJ
12 Heath Miller vs. PHI


Monday Night Football will be a bloodbath, and a Santonio Holmes-less Jets offense will be absolutely gutted by the Texans D.

1 Houston at NYJ
2 Chicago at JAC
3 San Francisco vs. BUF
4 Baltimore at KC
5 Arizona at STL
6 New York Giants vs. CLE
7 Seattle at CAR
8 Minnesota vs. TEN
9 Pittsburgh vs. PHI
10 St. Louis vs. ARI
11 Philadelphia at PIT
12 Green Bay at IND
13 Miami at CIN
14 Cincinnati vs. MIA


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