Weekly rankings: LeSean McCoy is still the one

Well it's always flattering to know people are paying attention to the ratings. Especially when that person is LeSean McCoy.

Love this kid! We've been excited about McCoy and Chip Kelly's offense all offseason. And he's made us look pretty good so far this season. I'll even excuse a somewhat subpar performance in Week 4. It happens to the best of us. Will he continue to stick in the top spot?

Well, let's put it this way, he plays the New York Giants. So yeah, excuse the spoiler, but this dude is going to have a monster week. But enough of that, let's get into the rankings.


1. Peyton Manning
2. Aaron Rodgers
3. Drew Brees
4. Michael Vick
5. Matthew Stafford
6. Tom Brady
7. Russell Wilson
8. Matt Ryan
9. Cam Newton
10. Tony Romo
11. Andrew Luck
12. Colin Kaepernick
13. Philip Rivers
14. Terrelle Pryor
15. Alex Smith
16. Sam Bradford
17. Carson Palmer
18. Joe Flacco
19. Jay Cutler
20. Ryan Tannehill
21. Andy Dalton
22. Eli Manning
23. Geno Smith
24. Matt Schaub

* Peyton Manning is going to be the top guy each and every week for the rest of the regular season. Aaron Rodgers is back and Drew Brees continues to remain solid.

* There are a ton of great quarterbacks to go with this week. And the only real loss from a fantasy perspective for bye weeks is Robert Griffin III. That's easily overcome this week. But keep an eye out on your waiver wire. Some naïve owners might drop RGIII, which seems weird to say, just keep a look out.

* Michael Vick has a fantastic matchup. He's on pace to put up a ton of points.

Running backs

1. LeSean McCoy
2. Matt Forte
3. Arian Foster
4. Marshawn Lynch
5. Jamaal Charles
6. Ray Rice
7. Reggie Bush
8. Knowshon Moreno
9. Maurice Jones-Drew
10. Trent Richardson
11. DeMarco Murray
12. Frank Gore
13. Chris Johnson
14. C.J. Spiller
15. Giovani Bernard
16. Darren Sproles
17. Lamar Miller
18. Eddie Lacy
19. Ryan Mathews
20. Darren McFadden
21. DeAngelo Williams
22. Bilal Powell
23. Stevan Ridley
24. Fred Jackson
25. Danny Woodhead
26. David Wilson
27. Joique Bell
28. Andre Ellington
29. LeGarrette Blount
30. Bernard Pierce
31. Jason Snelling
32. Johnathan Franklin
33. Donald Brown
34. Jacquizz Rodgers
35. Isaiah Pead
36. Ben Tate
37. Rashard Mendenhall
38. Willis McGahee
39. BenJarvus Green-Ellis
40. Pierre Thomas

* And now with Ray Rice! Sorry folks, I'm a moron. I forgot to put Rice back in the rankings as I moved things around.

* Good news, LeSean! You're still my No. 1 guy. Is it because Adrian Peterson is on a bye week? I'll never know. But just respect that you're still the top guy. And yes, no disrespect to anybody else.

* We are very thin at running back this week. Where you can make a case for tons of guys at quarterback, I was surprised how meager things got in a hurry. I'm in a world of hurt in my League of Record (the league I care about the most, which in this case is with my friends from Corona, Calif.), but I like my stable of RBs, which includes Trent Richardson, Steven Jackson, Knowshon Moreno and Le'Veon Bell. I need to swing a trade. I'm trying to swindle, I mean trade with Doc Z, giving him Bell for A.J. Green. But he went to med school, I'm not sure it's going to work.

*Sleeper alert: Danny Woodhead. He's had his points increase for three consecutive weeks.

Wide receivers

1. Calvin Johnson
2. Dez Bryant
3. DeSean Jackson
4. Demaryius Thomas
5. Victor Cruz
6. Brandon Marshall
7. Julio Jones
8. A.J. Green
9. Wes Welker
10. Randall Cobb
11. Jordy Nelson
12. Eric Decker
13. Larry Fitzgerald
14. Josh Gordon
15. Reggie Wayne
16. Torrey Smith
17. Andre Johnson
18. Marques Colston
19. Julian Edelman
20. Anquan Boldin
21. Kenbrell Thompkins
22. Steve Smith
23. Mike Wallace
24. Tavon Austin
25. Dwayne Bowe
26. Cecil Shorts
27. Hakeem Nicks
28. James Jones
29. Denarius Moore
30. Steve Johnson
31. T.Y. Hilton
32. Robert Woods
33. Roddy White
34. Eddie Royal
35. DeAndre Hopkins
36. Alshon Jeffery
37. Chris Givens
38. Nate Washington
39. Brian Hartline
40. Michael Floyd
41. Justin Blackmon
42. Santonio Holmes
43. Andre Roberts
44. Brandon LaFell
45. Golden Tate
46. Marlon Brown
47. Kendall Wright
48. Stephen Hill
49. Vincent Brown
50. Harry Douglas

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* I feel like I'm too heavy with the Eagles players at the top. And it scares me because the Giants can't be this awful. But I'm still going to go with Eagles players until forced not to. I'm not going to fear one great game from the Giants. Though I really do.

* Again, if I'm going to try to make a deal for A.J. Green, I'm probably pretty high on the guy still. Don't let some bad weeks fool with your head.

* Jordy Nelson returns as does Randall Cobb. I'm going all-in with these guys against the Lions, even though Detroit has improved a lot on defense.

* Larry Fitzgerald is to be trusted again. He might not be as dynamic. But that was a tough matchup last week and he came through.

* If the Ravens want to ignore the run game, then make sure Torrey Smith is in your lineup.

Tight ends

1. Jimmy Graham
2. Jordan Cameron
3. Julius Thomas
4. Jason Witten
5. Tony Gonzalez
6. Antonio Gates
7. Greg Olsen
8. Jared Cook
9. Rob Gronkowski
10. Vernon Davis
11. Martellus Bennett
12. Owen Daniels
13. Coby Fleener
14. Jermichael Finley
15. Charles Clay
16. Brandon Myers
17. Jermaine Gresham
18. Brandon Pettigrew
19. Scott Chandler
20. Brent Celek

* Again, if you can flex Jordan Cameron, do it. He would be about my No. 15 receiver, maybe higher. But get him in your lineup any way possible.

* Rob Gronkowski should be higher in my rankings. I hope I don't get an angry call from his father.


1. Sebastian Janikowski
2. Matt Prater
3. Alex Henery
4. Dan Bailey
5. Stephen Gostkowski
6. Garrett Hartley
7. Matt Bryant
8. Greg Zuerlein
9. Justin Tucker
10. Nick Novak
11. David Akers
12. Caleb Sturgis
13. Mason Crosby
14. Dan Carpenter
15. Robbie Gould
16. Ryan Succop
17. Steven Hauschka
18. Josh Brown
19. Rob Bironas
20. Adam Vinatieri

* All right, I might be in love with Seabass. But the Raiders could put up some points against the Chargers this week. I'm not scared.


1. Kansas City Chiefs
2. St. Louis Rams
3. Seattle Seahawks
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Carolina Panthers
6. San Francisco 49ers
7. Atlanta Falcons
8. Baltimore Ravens
9. Chicago Bears
10. Tennessee Titans
11. Denver Broncos
12. Arizona Cardinals
13. New England Patriots
14. Indianapolis Colts
15. Cleveland Browns
16. Buffalo Bills
17. Detroit Lions
18. Cincinnati Bengals
19. New Orleans Saints
20. Dallas Cowboys

* You might believe the St. Louis defense is hot garbage after last week, but put it out of your mind. It has Jacksonville this week. Make sure it's in your lineup. Just don't make the mistake of dropping the Chiefs' D. It will be the No. 1 defense going forward until it faces the Broncos. And even then, I will swoop in and pick up Kansas City if it is ever released.

Did you know that Adam Rank won last year's Expert's League title? Oh that's right, it's like the only thing he ever talks about. Well congratulations, Rank. You finally did something. What have you done for us lately? Let's worry about 2013 and stop living in the past. Typical Lakers fan, am I right? Oh, if you found this useful (as if) check him out on the latest "Dave Dameshek Football Program". And follow him on Twitter, please. He's taking us to lunch if he gets 17 more Twitter followers today. And we only got 15 the last time, so step up fantasy enthusiasts!