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Weekly rankings: Time to give Tim Wright some love


When people look back at Tom Brady's huge fantasy comeback in Week 9, many will credit Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola or Stevan Ridley. But in Tom's heart of hearts, he will know his true inspiration will have come from NFL Fantasy LIVE.

We did a segment last Friday on players we just can't quit. And Tom Brady was one of them. We all cried and then determined there was no way we could turn our backs on Tom. And he rewarded us with his best fantasy game of the season.

And now that we're hot and heavy to play Brady each and every week, he's got a bye. So there is that.

Here, however, is the first stab at the rankings for the week. A conversation starter as these ranks are updated every day.

And seriously, Matt Flynn was recently released by the Buffalo Bills. Here's a memo to the other 31 teams in the NFL: Flynn could be signed by the Packers. He could have a monster game if he is thrust into action. If this happens, DO NOT SIGN HIM.

Here are your rankings.


1. Drew Brees
2. Peyton Manning
3. Matthew Stafford
4. Andrew Luck
5. Colin Kaepernick
6. Tony Romo
7. Cam Newton
8. Philip Rivers
9. Russell Wilson
10. Jake Locker
11. Robert Griffin III
12. Eli Manning
13. Ryan Tannehill
14. Matt Ryan
15. Ben Roethlisberger
16. Case Keenum
17. Carson Palmer
18. Terrelle Pryor
19. Andy Dalton
20. Joe Flacco

* I never realized how much I missed Matthew Stafford until he took his bye week.

* Colin Kaepernick has been on fire lately. Hopefully you could remain patient with him. He's a must-start guy down the stretch.

Running backs

1. Adrian Peterson
2. Knowshon Moreno
3. LeSean McCoy
4. Reggie Bush
5. Eddie Lacy
6. Marshawn Lynch
7. Matt Forte
8. Zac Stacy
9. Mike James
10. Chris Johnson
11. Alfred Morris
12. Le'Veon Bell
13. Giovani Bernard
14. Frank Gore
15. DeMarco Murray
16. C.J. Spiller
17. Fred Jackson
18. Maurice Jones-Drew
19. Ray Rice
20. Trent Richardson
21. Danny Woodhead
22. Ryan Mathews
23. Lamar Miller
24. Rashad Jennings
25. Steven Jackson
26. Pierre Thomas
27. Andre Ellington
28. Mike Tolbert
29. Andre Brown
30. Ben Tate

* Dear Knowshon Moreno, never take another week off. I didn't like it.

* Steven Jackson didn't kill you last week, and that was against a tough, tough matchup. Seattle isn't going to be easy, either. But after you saw what Mike James did, if you're forced to play him, don't fret about it too much.

Wide receivers

1. Calvin Johnson
2. Dez Bryant
3. Brandon Marshall
4. A.J. Green
5. Victor Cruz
6. Eric Decker
7. DeSean Jackson
8. Wes Welker
9. Demaryius Thomas
10. Antonio Brown
11. Jordy Nelson
12. Keenan Allen
13. T.Y. Hilton
14. Larry Fitzgerald
15. Vincent Jackson
16. Andre Johnson
17. Pierre Garcon
18. Harry Douglas
19. Cecil Shorts
20. Hakeem Nicks
21. Terrance Williams
22. James Jones
23. Golden Tate
24. Torrey Smith
25. Jarrett Boykin
26. Denarius Moore
27. Mike Wallace
28. Kendall Wright
29. Anquan Boldin
30. Alshon Jeffery
31. Steve Smith
32. Emmanuel Sanders
33. Roddy White
34. Kenny Stills
35. Mike Brown
36. Steve Johnson
37. Rueben Randle
38. Marvin Jones
39. Kris Durham
40. Michael Floyd

* Jordy Nelson is going to be in a state of flux as we monitor the Packers' QB situation.

* Durham has been one of the most-targeted receivers in football over the last month. You can't ignore him if you're desperate.

* Mike Brown is the guy to own in Jacksonville in the wake of Justin Blackmon's suspension.

Tight ends

1. Jimmy Graham
2. Vernon Davis
3. Jordan Reed
4. Julius Thomas
5. Timothy Wright
6. Antonio Gates
7. Tony Gonzalez
8. Greg Olsen
9. Jason Witten
10. Martellus Bennett
11. Coby Fleener
12. Charles Clay

* Wright was on the bench last week because of the tough matchup against Seattle. But Mike Glennon clearly looks to him. A lot.


1. Sebastian Janikowski
2. Dan Bailey
3. Garrett Hartley
4. Matt Prater
5. Steven Hauschka
6. Nick Novak
7. Graham Gano
8. Adam Vinatieri
9. David Akers
10. Robbie Gould
11. Mason Crosby
12. Caleb Sturgis

* I'm not kidding, but Bailey is available in a lot of leagues. What am I missing?


1. Tennessee Titans
2. Carolina Panthers
3. Seattle Seahawks
4. Arizona Cardinals
5. San Francisco 49ers
6. Cincinnati Bengals
7. Indianapolis Colts
8. Miami Dolphins
9. Denver Broncos
10. New York Giants
11. Buffalo Bills
12. Oakland Raiders

* I will give you one guess to figure out who plays the Jaguars this week.

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!