Russell Wilson owners are poised to cruise into the Fantasy Finals with another monster day after he rips up the hapless Browns. (Photo by Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)

Leading up to the mismatch showdown between Seattle and Cleveland, Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine decided to go on record saying he doesn’t think Russell Wilson is elite. I’m not sure why he was commenting on Wilson’s talent level, or the context of his comment (i.e. was he directly asked “Do you think Russell Wilson is an elite QB?”). If he was asked directly by the press, he could’ve just lied, said “YES”, and gushed about his abilities, his Superbowl ring, recent performance, etc. Why make an impossible game even more impossible? Instead, he chose to give some unnecessary motivation to a team that is already steamrolling. Without being poked, Seattle could have come out flat against a pathetic Browns team (think 10-3 halftime lead), but still win handily in the ballpark of 24-3. This needless comment will likely result in a couple more “no mercy” TD tosses by Wilson who, in my opinion, is one of the greatest leaders under center IN THE LEAGUE — he’s a proven winner. It’s feeling more like a 42-3 game now, and Wilson owners will be cruising into the finals. Thank you, Coach Pettine.

Anyone not playing against Russell Wilson: lets get to the Top 100 Rankings. No new “New Hit” situations worth considering this week, but for a list of defensive matchups to exploit — as well as a RB lottery stash & a QB spot-start in Week 16 — check out my Playoff Prep post. If you’re still not sure who to start, Tweet any lineup questions to @VoodooBrown.

It’s common sense, but if you have to decide between two players on this list, take the one that is ranked higher. If your player does not appear on this list, then he’s probably not very startable in most 10-12 team leagues. (Note, these rankings are based on PPR leagues)

 

QUARTERBACKS:
1. SEA Russell Wilson
2. DET Matthew Stafford
3. NO Drew Brees
4. ARI Carson Palmer
5. NE Tom Brady
6. JAC Blake Bortles
7. CAR Cam Newton
8. BUF Tyrod Taylor
9. NYG Eli Manning
10. SD Philip Rivers
11. KC Alex Smith
12. ATL Matt Ryan
13. GB Aaron Rodgers
14. OAK Derek Carr
15. NYJ Ryan Fitzpatrick

 

RUNNINGBACKS:
1. BUF LeSean McCoy
2. ATL Devonta Freeman
3. MIN Adrian Peterson
4. MIA Lamar Miller
5. STL Todd Gurley
6. TB Doug Martin
7. JAC Denard Robinson
8. ARI David Johnson
9. PIT DeAngelo Williams
10. KC Charcandrick West
11. SD Melvin Gordon
12. BAL Javorius Allen
13. NO Tim Hightower
14. NE Brandon Bolden
15. IND Frank Gore
16. SF Shaun Draughn
17. PHI Darren Sproles
18. NYJ Chris Ivory
19. DAL Darren McFadden
20. CHI Matt Forte
21. DET Theo Riddick
22. OAK Latavius Murray
23. DEN Ronnie Hillman
24. GB Eddie Lacy
25. CIN Jeremy Hill

 

WIDE RECEIVERS:
1. NYG Odell Beckham Jr.
2. ATL Julio Jones
3. KC Jeremy Maclin
4. DET Calvin Johnson (check status)
5. NYJ Brandon Marshall
6. SEA Doug Baldwin
7. BUF Sammy Watkins
8. NO Brandin Cooks
9. HOU DeAndre Hopkins
10. ARI Larry Fitzgerald
11. CHI Alshon Jeffery
12. PIT Antonio Brown
13. NE Danny Amendola
14. ARI John Brown
15. IND T.Y. Hilton
16. MIA Jarvis Landry
17. CIN A.J. Green
18. NYJ Eric Decker
19. JAC Allen Robinson
20. DEN Emmanuel Sanders
21. TB Mike Evans
22. DET Golden Tate
23. ARI Michael Floyd
24. OAK Amari Cooper
25. OAK Michael Crabtree
26. PIT Martavis Bryant
27. WAS DeSean Jackson
28. DEN Demaryius Thomas
29. GB Randall Cobb
30. JAC Allen Hurns
31. HOU Cecil Shorts III
32. SEA Tyler Lockett
33. NO Willie Snead
34. SD Malcom Floyd
35. MIA DeVante Parker

 

TIGHT ENDS:
1. NE Rob Gronkowski
2. KC Travis Kelce
3. CAR Greg Olsen
4. WAS Jordan Reed
5. TEN Delanie Walker
6. NO Benjamin Watson
7. NYG Will Tye
8. SD Antonio Gates
9. JAC Julius Thomas
10. CLE Gary Barnidge
11. PIT Heath Miller
12. CIN Tyler Eifert
13. CHI Zach Miller
14. DEN Vernon Davis
15. SF Vance McDonald (check status)

 

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS:
1. Seattle
2. Kansas City
3. New England
4. Pittsburgh
5. Houston
6. NY Jets
7. Cincinnati
8. Minnesota
9. Carolina
10. Denver

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Voodoo Brown started playing fantasy football way back in 1994 — when you had to manually add up scores with the Monday edition of USA Today (yes, that’s how it was done). Since that time, he has amassed 16 championships and 7 runner-ups, with most of his success coming after 2003 (avg. participation of 2-3 leagues per year). These accomplishments are evidence that Voodoo steadily adjusts to the ebbs & flows of the ever-changing fantasy landscape. It’s a different game now than it was in 1994 — hell, even 2004. Rarely finishing as a doormat, Voodoo’s teams are always in the mix. If you want any roster or lineup feedback, you can message him at vb@voodoobrown.com, or hit him up on Facebook or Twitter (@VoodooBrown)

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