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The Athletic's Jake Ciely, Brandon Funston and Michael Beller help you get your fantasy lineups set with The Fantasy Football Rankings Show. Rankings gurus Jake and Brandon will run down their rankings at every position, interpreting the key news of the week and how it affects the fantasy landscape. The guys will go toe to toe where they differ in their rankings, and likely find some agreement, as well. Most importantly, they’ll give you the well reasoned, in-depth analysis you need to make your tough lineup decisions. The Fantasy Football Rankings Show comes to you every Wednesday during the NFL season. For exclusive episodes on Fridays and 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/therankingsshow.

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The Athletic's Jake Ciely, Brandon Funston and Michael Beller help you get your fantasy lineups set with The Fantasy Football Rankings Show. Rankings gurus Jake and Brandon will run down their rankings at every position, interpreting the key news of the week and how it affects the fantasy landscape. The guys will go toe to toe where they differ in their rankings, and likely find some agreement, as well. Most importantly, they’ll give you the well reasoned, in-depth analysis you need to make your tough lineup decisions. The Fantasy Football Rankings Show comes to you every Wednesday during the NFL season. For exclusive episodes on Fridays and 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/therankingsshow.

    Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Playoffs Edition

    Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Playoffs Edition

    Rundown1:55 General Structure for Playoff Fantasy Leagues2:35 Playoff Picks3:54 Straight Rankings vs. Tiers6:09 Talent vs. Games Played8:37 Playoff League Roster Construction11:25 Different Fantasy Playoff League Formats14:31 Any Teams to Fade Outright?17:23 Lamar vs. Brees19:46 The Best of the One-Game Quarterbacks22:15 Stay in Your Lane23:26 Breaking Down the Backs Not Named Alvin Kamara or Mark Ingram27:16 Ceiling for Elite Backs on Underdog Teams28:51 Valuing the Non-Michael Thomas Receivers30:43 Stacking Wide Receiver Teammates?33:09 How Do You Account for the Possibility of Being Wrong?34:12 Jared Cook the Top Tight End!36:42 Tight End vs. Wide Receiver TeammatesFollow Jake on Twitter @allinkidFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller
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    • 43 min
    Fantasy Football Championship Player Rankings

    Fantasy Football Championship Player Rankings

    Rundown2:00 Are We Championship Bound?10:49 Minnesota's Backfield14:31 Kareem Hunt's High Floor17:55 Devin Singletary with a Tough Matchup in New England21:31 One Last Hurrah for Adrian Peterson?24:30 Running Backs to Take a Chance on in Week 1627:32 Can Emmanuel Sanders Rebound?30:32 James Washington on the Radar33:44 Justin Watson Suddenly in the Spotlight37:26 Is Jamison Crowder Trustworthy Against the Steelers?39:40 Can John Brown Get Going Against the Patriots?42:54 Wide Receivers to Take a Chance on in Week 1645:07 Will the Patriots Shut Down Josh Allen?48:06 Roll out Jameis Winston Even Without Mike Evans and Chris Godwin?51:10 Can Ryan Tannehill Keep it Rolling?54:30 A Step up in Weight Class for Carson Wentz57:40 Quarterbacks to Take a Chance on in Week 1661:13 Josh Jacobs Breaking News; Is DeAndre Washington a Must-Start?62:31 Tight Ends to Take a Chance on in Week 16Follow Jake on Twitter @allinkidFollow Brandon on Twitter @BrandonFunstonFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Player Rankings for the Fantasy Football Semifinals

    Player Rankings for the Fantasy Football Semifinals

    Rundown2:49 Brandon Makes a Case for Week 17 Championships10:02 Raheem Mostert in Control of San Francisco's Backfield12:56 Can You Trust Joe Mixon Against the Patriots?16:40 Miles Sanders Sticks as an RB220:57 Sony Michel and the Value of Volume24:00 Running Backs to Take a Chance on in Week 1528:26 Will Tyler Lockett Break his Slide?32:35 Darius Slayton a Must-Play?35:23 Terry McLaurin a TD-Dependent Starter?38:51 A.J Brown Breaking Out at the Right Time43:32 Dede Westbrook Back on Top in Jacksonville?45:55 Wide Receivers to Take a Chance on in Week 1549:02 Can Carson Wentz Exploit Another Bad Defense?53:53 Another Tough Matchup for Josh Allen56:41 Sit Matt Ryan Against the 49ers?60:13 Encore Time for Jimmy Garoppolo63:18 Quarterbacks to Take a Chance on in Week 1567:19 Non-Obvious Tight Ends to Start in Week 15Follow Jake on Twitter @allinkidFollow Brandon on Twitter @BrandonFunstonFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Fantasy Football Playoffs Are Here: Let's Rank Some Players

    The Fantasy Football Playoffs Are Here: Let's Rank Some Players

    Rundown5:35 Jamaal Williams Set to Thrive Alongside Aaron Jones?8:14 Can Miles Sanders Keep it Rolling?11:03 A Divergence of Opinion on David Montgomery14:15 Is Volume a Problem for Derrius Guice?17:22 Kansas City's Backs20:19 Running Backs to Take a Chance on in Week 1423:09 Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham25:57 Concerns with Tyler Lockett?29:11 Deebo Samuel and Touchdown Upside31:40 Is Cole Beasley's Floor in Danger Against Baltimore?34:37 Juju Smith-Schuster's Viability if He Can Return37:06 Wide Receivers to Take a Chance on in Week 1440:15 Trust Dak Prescott Against the Bears?43:43 Trust Kyler Murray Against the Steelers?46:53 Trust Josh Allen Against the Ravens?49:49 Trust Drew Brees Against the 49ers?53:33 Quarterbacks to Take a Chance on in Week 1457:17 Jake and Brandon Make a Case for Non-Obvious TEs to StartFollow Jake on Twitter @allinkidFollow Brandon on Twitter @BrandonFunstonFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Giving Thanks for Ranks and a Full 16-Game Slate

    Giving Thanks for Ranks and a Full 16-Game Slate

    Rundown4:17 Austin Ekeler Still an Easy RB27:10 Can Rashaad Penny Get Into Fantasy Lineups?10:52 We Can't Quit Miles Sanders13:07 Benny Snell in Control in Pittsburgh?16:14 Running Backs to Take a Chance on in Week 1320:46 Is Tyler Boyd Trending Up with Andy Dalton Back?24:28 Any Trust in Sammy Watkins?27:06 Brandin Cooks and the Rams' Vertical Passing Woes30:28 Kenny Golladay's Outlook with David Blough Under Center35:29 Andy Dalton is Back!37:46 You Can't Bench Deshaun Watson, Right?41:09 Carson Wentz at Rock Bottom43:40 Quarterbacks to Take a Chance on in Week 1346:04 Jared Cook—Yep, Jared Cook—is a Must-Play47:24 Jack Doyle without Eric Ebron49:14 Kyle Rudolph's TD Upside Gone with Adam Thielen Back51:57 Tight Ends to Take a Chance on in Week 13Follow Jake on Twitter @allinkidFollow Brandon on Twitter @BrandonFunstonFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller
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    • 55 min
    The 2010s: The Fantasy Football All-Decade Team

    The 2010s: The Fantasy Football All-Decade Team

    Rundown3:07 Is It Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees at Quarterback?10:05 Sifting Through All the Running Back Candidates22:10 Finding an Easy Consensus at Wide Receiver31:29 No Debate Necessary at Tight End34:50 A Robust Debate for Our Flex Player41:36 Presenting the All-2010s Fantasy Football TeamFollow Jake on Twitter @allinkidFollow Brandon on Twitter @BrandonFunstonFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller
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    • 42 min

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