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Well, here it is. The final fantasy week for most leagues. If you’re in the Championship game, congratulations. Due to injuries & suspensions, there are a LOT of new players to consider at every position — so there’s more pressure than usual to make the right call. I’ve done my best to help you with your decisions.

With a West Coast Christmas Eve matchup between the Chargers & Raiders kicking off in a few hours, lets get right to the Top 100 Rankings. For a list of defensive matchups to exploit this week — as well as a QB spot-start — 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)


1. CAR Cam Newton
2. SEA Russell Wilson
3. JAC Blake Bortles
4. NE Tom Brady
5. PIT Ben Roethlisberger
6. WAS Kirk Cousins
7. ARI Carson Palmer
8. NO Drew Brees (check status)
9. DET Matthew Stafford
10. GB Aaron Rodgers
11. NYJ Ryan Fitzpatrick
12. BUF Tyrod Taylor
13. OAK Derek Carr
14. SD Philip Rivers
15. NYG Eli Manning


1. ARI David Johnson
2. PIT DeAngelo Williams
3. DAL Darren McFadden
4. TB Doug Martin
5. ATL Devonta Freeman
6. KC Charcandrick West
7. MIN Adrian Peterson
8. JAC Denard Robinson
9. OAK Latavius Murray
10. CHI Matt Forte
11. STL Todd Gurley
12. CAR Cameron Artis-Payne
13. BUF Karlos Williams
14. NE James White
15. MIA Lamar Miller
16. DEN C.J. Anderson
17. IND Frank Gore
18. SD Danny Woodhead
19. NYJ Chris Ivory
20. BAL Javorius Allen
21. HOU Alfred Blue
22. DET Ameer Abdullah
23. SEA Christine Michael
24. NO Tim Hightower
25. GB James Starks


1. PIT Antonio Brown
2. JAC Allen Robinson
3. ATL Julio Jones
4. HOU DeAndre Hopkins
5. SEA Doug Baldwin
6. NO Brandin Cooks (if Brees plays… if Brees is out, he’s around #30 on the list)
7. WAS DeSean Jackson
8. KC Jeremy Maclin
9. BUF Sammy Watkins
10. PIT Martavis Bryant
11. OAK Amari Cooper
12. NYJ Brandon Marshall
13. IND T.Y. Hilton
14. DET Golden Tate
15. DET Calvin Johnson
16. CHI Alshon Jeffery (check status)
17. DEN Emmanuel Sanders
18. DEN Demaryius Thomas
19. NYJ Eric Decker
20. OAK Michael Crabtree
21. MIA Jarvis Landry
22. ARI Larry Fitzgerald
23. TB Mike Evans
24. NYG Rueben Randle
25. BAL Kamar Aiken
26. ARI John Brown
27. ARI Michael Floyd
28. SEA Tyler Lockett
29. PHI Jordan Matthews
30. GB Randall Cobb
31. JAC Allen Hurns
32. IND Donte Moncrief
33. TEN Dorial Green-Beckham
34. CIN A.J. Green
35. CAR Ted Ginn Jr.


1. NE Rob Gronkowski
2. CAR Greg Olsen
3. WAS Jordan Reed
4. JAC Julius Thomas
5. MIN Kyle Rudolph
6. SD Antonio Gates
7. NYG Will Tye
8. KC Travis Kelce
9. CLE Gary Barnidge
10. TEN Delanie Walker
11. CHI Zach Miller
12. PHI Zach Ertz
13. ARI Darren Fells
14. DET Eric Ebron
15. PIT Heath Miller


1. Kansas City
2. Seattle
3. Pittsburgh
4. Carolina
5. Detroit
6. Houston
7. Denver
8. Buffalo
9. Minnesota
10. Miami

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Voodoo Brown
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, or hit him up on Facebook or Twitter (@VoodooBrown)