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Week 2 Rankings:         Top-20 Quarterbacks   1 ) Tom Brady (NE)   2 ) Aaron Rodgers (GB)   3 ) Matt Ryan (ATL)   4 ) Drew Brees (NO)   5 ) Derek Carr (OAK)   6 ) Jameis Winston (TB)   7 ) Marcus Mariota (TEN)   8 ) Cam Newton (CAR)   9 ) Philip Rivers (LAC)   10 ) Matthew Stafford (DET)   11 ) Russell Wilson (SEA)   12 ) Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)   13 ) Kirk Cousins (WAS)   14 ) Tyrod Taylor (BUF)   15 ) Alex Smith (KC)   16 ) Carson Wentz (DAL)   17 ) Dak Prescott (DAL)   18 ) Jay Cutler (MIA)   19 ) Carson Palmer (ARI)   20 ) Joe Flacco (BAL)   Top-40 Running Backs   1 ) Le'Veon Bell (PIT)   2 ) LeSean McCoy (BUF)   3 ) Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)   4 ) Kareem Hunt (KC)   5 ) Melvin Gordon (LAC)   6 ) Jay Ajayi (MIA)   7 ) Ty Montgomery (GB)   8 ) Dalvin Cook (MIN)   9 ) Devonta Freeman (ATL)   10 ) Todd Gurley (LAR)   11 ) Marshawn Lynch (OAK)   12 ) Mike Gillislee (NE)   13 ) Leonard Fournette (JAC)   14 ) DeMarco Murray (TEN)   15 ) Jordan Howard (CHI)   16 ) Christian McCaffrey (CAR)   17 ) Jacquizz Rodgers (TB)   18 ) Isaiah Crowell (CLE)   19 ) CJ Anderson (DEN)   20 ) Tarik Cohen (CHI)   21 ) Lamar Miller (HOU)   22 ) Mark Ingram (NO)   23 ) Bilal Powell (NYJ)   24 ) James White (NE)   25 ) Terrance West (BAL)   26 ) Jonathan Stewart (CAR)   27 ) Tevin Coleman (ATL)   28 ) Javorious Allen (BAL)   29 ) Thomas Rawls (SEA)   30 ) Carlos Hyde (SF)   31 ) Kerwynn Williams (ARI)   32 ) Robert Kelley (WAS)   33 ) Theo Riddick (DET)   34 ) LeGarrette Blount (PHI)   35 ) Ameer Abdullah (DET)   36 ) Alvin Kamara (NO)   37 ) Joe Mixon (CIN)   38 ) Jeremy Hill (CIN)   39 ) Adrian Peterson (NO)   40 ) Frank Gore (IND)   Top-50 Wide Receivers   1 ) Julio Jones (ATL)   2 ) Jordy Nelson (GB)   3 ) Mike Evans (TB)   4 ) Antonio Brown (PIT)   5 ) Amari Cooper (OAK)   6 ) Brandin Cooks (NE)   7 ) AJ Green (CIN)   8 ) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)   9 ) Keenan Allen (LAC)   10 ) Michael Thomas (NO)   11 ) Tyreek Hill (KC)   12 ) Doug Baldwin (SEA)   13 ) DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)   14 ) Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)   15 ) Demaryius Thomas (DEN)   16 ) Golden Tate (DET)   17 ) Stefon Diggs (MIN)   18 ) Michael Crabtree (OAK)   19 ) Dez Bryant (DAL)   20 ) Martavis Bryant (PIT)   21 ) Davante Adams (GB)   22 ) Devante Parker (MIA)   23 ) Kelvin Benjamin (CAR)   24 ) Terrelle Pryor (WAS)   25 ) Jeremy Maclin (BAL)   26 ) Adam Thielen (MIN)   27 ) Randall Cobb (GB)   28 ) DeSean Jackson (TB)   29 ) Alshon Jeffery (PHI)   30 ) Danny Amendola (NE)   31 ) Cooper Kupp (LAR)   32 ) Sammy Watkins (LAR)   33 ) Tyrell Williams (LAC)   34 ) Jarvis Landry (MIA)   35 ) Corey Coleman (CLE)   36 ) Corey Davis (TEN)   37 ) Jamison Crowder (WAS)   38 ) Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)   39 ) Pierre Garcon (SF)   40 ) TY Hilton (IND)   41 ) Ted Ginn (IND)   42 ) Chris Hogan (NE)   43 ) Eric Decker (TEN)   44 ) John Brown (ARI)   45 ) Nelson Agholor (PHI)   46 ) Kenny Golladay (DET)   47 ) Allen Hurns (JAC)   48 ) Rishard Matthews (TEN)   49 ) Paul Richardson (SEA)   50 ) Brandon Marshall (NYG)   Top-20 Tight Ends   1 ) Rob Gronkowski (NE)   2 ) Zach Ertz (PHI)   3 ) Jordan Reed (WAS)   4 ) Greg Olsen (CAR)   5 ) Travis Kelce (KC)   6 ) Martellus Bennett (GB)   7 ) Delanie Walker (TEN)   8 ) Jimmy Graham (SEA)   9 ) Kyle Rudolph (MIN)   10 ) Charles Clay (BUF)   11 ) Tyler Eifert (CIN)   12 ) Jared Cook (OAK)   13 ) Austin Hooper (ATL)   14 ) Jason Witten (DAL)   15 ) Julius Thomas (MIA)   16 ) Hunter Henry (LAC)   17 ) Coby Fleener (NO)   18 ) Benjamin Watson (BAL)   19 ) Cameron Brate (TB)   20 ) Zach Miller (CHI)   Top-15 Defenses   1 ) Seattle   2 ) Arizona   3 ) Baltimore   4 ) Oakland   5 ) Carolina   6 ) Houston   7 ) Denver   8 ) Pittsburgh   9 ) Los Angeles Rams   10 ) Philadelphia   11 ) Cincinnati   12 ) Jacksonville   13 ) Kansas City   14 ) New York Giants   15 ) Tampa Bay   Top-15 Kickers   1 ) Justin Tucker (BAL)   2 ) Stephen Gostkowski (NE)   3 ) Matt Bryant (ATL)   4 ) Giorgio Tavecchio (OAK)   5 ) Will Lutz (NO)   6 ) Blair Walsh (SEA)   7 ) Dan Bailey (DAL)   8 ) Mason Crosby (GB)   9 ) Cairo Santos (KC)   10 ) Graham Gano (CAR)   11 ) Younghoe Koo (LAC)   12 ) Brandon McManus (DEN)   13 ) Matt Prater (DET)   14 ) Dustin Hopkins (WAS)   15 ) Chris Boswell (PIT)  

DFS Premier League Week 33: Finding our Form with Lukaku

Wow I can’t believe there is only five weeks left in the Premier League season. It absolutely flew by! The great thing is here being that the final five weeks are ripe with drama. Just a few weeks ago it looked like Chelsea was going to run away with the Premier League, but now they find themselves a mere four points up on Tottenham Hotspur who is in their best form of a season. Meanwhile right below these two, we have four teams battling for the final two champions league spots. While Liverpool and Manchester City’s six point cushion over Manchester United may look like a lot, United have played two less games than Liverpool and one less game than City. United and City also just happen to play twice in the final five weeks which could decide if either of these teams will make it to next year’s Champions League. Arsenal is still lurking too, just three points behind United. But it’s Arsenal so they will most likely continue shitting their pants at the end of the season like they do every year because at this point it’s pretty much a Premier League tradition under manager Arsene Wenger. Wenger by the way is pretty much a French mashup of Norv Turner and Marty Schottenheimer who coaches soccer instead of American football. The guy loves to choke and never loses his job, it’s fantastic.

Anyway, coming to the end of the season we are seeing both teams and players who are finding their form, which is basically the English version of saying they are getting hot. This is what we want to look for this week with many of the bottom half of the table teams battling it out Saturday for the 10:00am contests. Well that and Lukaku…..we have to have Lukaku! Onto the DFS Premier League Week 33 picks:

Goalkeeper

Lukasz Fabianski – Swansea City – $5,200. Fabianski is a very talented goalkeeper. The issue is that Swansea is a bad team trying to fight of relegation. This week however, they are playing at home against a Stoke squad who has only two more wins than the Swans. The Polish keeper manages to get fantasy points even in losses, but has a chance here to put up a big day and get the win as well.

Defense

Jose Holebas – Watford – $5,400 and Andrew Robertson – Hull City – $4,600. Holebas yet again! This guy has been the picture of consistency this season, especially when it comes to DFS. He is running on 5 straight weeks of 8 plus fantasy points. Week in and week out this guy is putting in crosses, creating chances and intercepting passes. It helps that he plays 90 minutes pretty much every single game. Robertson on the other hand has been like the Hull City version of Holebas. In fact these two go head to head this week. Robertson has don’t great things when Hull plays at home, which they are this week, tallying over 12 points in each of his last two home matches.

Midfield

Stewart Downing – Middlesbrough – $6,000 and Xherdan Shaqiri – Stoke City – $7,700. Shaqiri is fun guy to watch play. The short, solidly built and speedy Swiss winger is immensely talented and can create chances for himself and his teammates. He also has a goal and 2 assists over his last two matches and I expect him to continue his excellent form in with a trip to Swansea this weekend. Downing has been on fire for Middlesbrough lately, maybe even more so than Shaqiri. He has double digit fantasy points in 4 of his last 5 matches and is coming off a scorching 16.5 point match against Arsenal where he put in 10 crosses. Ride the good form of these two middies this week!

Forwards

Romelu Lukaku – Everton – $11,400 and Andre Ayew – West Ham – $5,100. Just another ho hum 20 point fantasy day for Lukaku last week. The Belgian National is just too hot right now to not start even with his hefty price tag. While he will be on the road this weekend, West Ham has conceded the 4th most goals in the Premier League this season and they simply don’t have the defensive size or talent to handle the best striker in the league right now. On that same pitch we will see Andre Ayew try to keep West Ham in the match with Lukaku’s talented Everton squad. Ayew has strung together two straight very good matches for the Swans and should have an opportunity to get chances against an attacking Everton squad who has been vulnerable to giving up goals playing on the road this season.

Utility

Harry Maguire – Hull City – $4,500. Harry Maguire! Who is this guy?! The out-of-nowhere Hull City defender has now scored in back to back games while racking up blocks and interceptions. He is averaging 19 DFS points over his last two games and at such a low price, it’s worth it to see if he can continue his otherworldly hot streak this week with a good home matchup against Watford.

As always, check your lineups and make sure none of your guys picked up a knock or is coming off the bench. Five weeks left, let’s finish strong!

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