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Weekly rankings: Mike Glennon FTW!


This email popped into my inbox last Friday from my pal, Gene.

"Morning Rank...

Seeing you pick up Mike Glennon makes me sad. Would you be interested in a trade? I am proposing Andrew Luck for Shady McCoy.

Let me know if you're interested. Let me know if you're not interested. We could negotiate."

Nice try, Geno.

I stood fast with Glennon because I'm that kind of prideful sort. If you challenge me on something like that, I'm going to stick to my guns. And I was rewarded for it with two wins. And it should be pointed out that Glennon out-scored Peyton Manning, Tony Romo and Andrew Luck.

I'm not going to start Glennon every week. (Maybe I will though, I hate to bench the hot hand.) But it's good to know you can always find a good young quarterback. Shame the same can't be said for the running back position. Ugh.

Let's get to the rankings.


1. Peyton Manning
2. Aaron Rodgers
3. Andrew Luck
4. Tom Brady
5. Jay Cutler
6. Tony Romo
7. Philip Rivers
8. Cam Newton
9. Matt Ryan
10. Nick Foles
11. Matthew Stafford
12. Robert Griffin III
13. Russell Wilson
14. Colin Kaepernick
15. Eli Manning
16. Ryan Tannehill
17. Mike Glennon
18. Joe Flacco
19. Alex Smith
20. Sam Bradford

* The one concern I have about Peyton Manning is it will feel like a playoff atmosphere in Indianapolis this week. And you know how Peyton feels about the playoffs.

* Tom Brady has treaded water for some time now. He is starting to feel it just a bit, and this is the week he starts to put it all back together. Rob Gronkowski would help.

* This is a good Tony Romo week. No more of this hand-off stuff. That was getting old. That was not a moral victory.

* Nick Foles is an excellent start. Only hope Chip Kelly feels the same way.

Running backs

1. Adrian Peterson
2. Matt Forte
3. LeSean McCoy
4. Knowshon Moreno
5. Jamaal Charles
6. Marshawn Lynch
7. Ray Rice
8. Eddie Lacy
9. Alfred Morris
10. Reggie Bush
11. Gio Bernard
12. Arian Foster
13. Maurice Jones-Drew
14. Doug Martin
15. Trent Richardson
15. Fred Jackson
17. Joseph Randle
18. Brandon Jacobs
19. C.J. Spiller
20. Stevan Ridley
21. Frank Gore
22. DeAngelo Williams
23. BenJarvus Green-Ellis
24. Danny Woodhead
25. Zac Stacy

* Sometimes you feel Adrian Peterson is just automatically slugged in there, but he really has a good matchup this week. Honestly.

* The Packers will be without Randall Cobb and possibly James Jones. Joe Haden will lock up Jordy Nelson. So it stands to reason the Packers will run the ball.

* Every time the Ravens lose, it seems like they go back to the run. The Ravens need to find their identity. Their identity is Ray Rice.

* Arian Foster should be higher, but that offense is bad, man. Just bad.

Wide receivers

1. Dez Bryant
2. Justin Blackmon
3. Brandon Marshall
4. Calvin Johnson
5. A.J. Green
6. DeSean Jackson
7. Wes Welker
8. Vincent Jackson
9. Antonio Brown
10. Josh Gordon
11. Victor Cruz
12. Torrey Smith
13. Demaryius Thomas
14. Eric Decker
15. Jordy Nelson
16. T.Y. Hilton
17. Pierre Garcon
18. Keenan Allen
19. Reggie Wayne
20. Mike Wallace
21. Alshon Jeffery
22. Andre Johnson
23. Larry Fitzgerald
24. Roddy White
25. Kenbrell Thompkins
26. Brandon LaFell
27. Brian Hartline
28. Rueben Randle
29. Harry Douglas
30. Julian Edelman

* I must admit, I didn't believe Justin Blackmon would return and be this dominant. It's almost scary how good he's been.

* Boy, I felt awesome when I had Larry Fitzgerald and Roddy White after my draft. It might pay off later in the year. It's kind of scary right now.

* I will no longer automatically add Steve Smith to the list anymore. Brandon LaFell has been the better receiver.

Tight ends

1. Vernon Davis
2. Jordan Cameron
3. Julius Thomas
4. Rob Gronkowski
5. Jermichael Finley
6. Tony Gonzalez
7. Jason Witten
8. Antonio Gates
9. Martellus Bennett
10. Greg Olsen
11. Kyle Rudolph
12. Timothy Wright
13. Heath Miller
14. Coby Fleener
15. Jordan Reed
16. Charles Clay
17. Scott Chandler
18. Brent Celek
19. Brandon Myers
20. Jermaine Gresham

* I said Vernon Davis was going to embark on one of the best seasons of a tight end and he's starting to show out. He's had his point totals increase for three consecutive weeks and he's now scored a touchdown in four of his last five games.

* Rob Gronkowski will score a touchdown in his first game back. Because the only coach with the guts to bracket him in the end zone is Bill Belichick.

* If you watched the Eagles and Bucs last week, you already know who Timothy Wright is. He looked really good. Granted, it was against the Eagles, but still.


1. Steven Hauschka
2. Stephen Gostkowski
3. Matt Prater
4. Dan Bailey
5. Mason Crosby
6. Adam Vinatieri
7. Blair Walsh
8. Alex Henery
9. Robbie Gould
10. Caleb Sturgis
11. Ryan Succop
12. David Akers
13. Phil Dawson
14. Matt Bryant
15. Justin Tucker
16. Rian Lindell
17. Dan Carpenter
18. Kai Forbath
19. Nick Novak
20. Rob Bironas
21. Billy Cundiff
22. Greg Zuerlein
23. Mike Nugent
24. Josh Brown

* I don't know what to do with myself now that Seabass isn't playing. So my top two guys are two who have names that kind of look like Seabass.

* Mason Crosby has scored 45 points over the last three weeks. That's more points than many of your studs.


1. Kansas City Chiefs
2. New England Patriots
3. Chicago Bears
4. Seattle Seahawks
5. San Diego Chargers
6. Tennessee Titans
7. Minnesota Vikings
8. Arizona Cardinals
9. San Francisco 49ers
10. Baltimore Ravens
11. St. Louis Rams
12. Dallas Cowboys
13. Denver Broncos
14. Carolina Panthers
15. Detroit Lions
16. Cleveland Browns
17. Atlanta Falcons
18. Cincinnati Bengals
19. Buffalo Bills
20. Green Bay Packers
21. Washington Redskins
22. Miami Dolphins
23. Houston Texans
24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

* My only regret of the fantasy season is letting go of the Chiefs defense in the experts' league prior to Week 3. I wish I had forgotten to change my lineup that week. But I figured I would be able to swing back around and pick them back up.

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!