Exploiting the Matchups: Raven About Ajayi
Exploiting the Matchups: Raven About Ajayi

This article is part of our Exploiting the Matchups series.

Instead of the usual introduction this week, I'm going to keep it simple and provide a bonus to the column's usual fare. Here are my top 20 quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers for the rest of the season, in a standard scoring format. Tight ends are a total crapshoot and unless you own Rob Gronkowski, Zach Ertz, Travis Kelce, Hunter Henry, Cameron Brate or Evan Engram, I'm convinced you can stream the position and always find a justifiable starting option on waivers. So that said, here you go (with sporadic commentary):


1. Dak Prescott - Week 16 at Seattle is only potential speed bump; poised to churn out huge numbers 

2. Carson Wentz - Real life MVP is not going to slow down

3. Drew Brees - In a dome Weeks 13-16 with three home games

4. Alex Smith

5. Tom Brady - Upcoming: bye, at Denver, three-game Dec. road trip. Yuck

6. Jameis Winston - Shoulder injury is less worrisome; at least 328 yards in last four full games

7. Russell Wilson

8. Deshaun Watson - Still has to visit SEA, LAR, BAL, JAX before Week16 vs. PIT

9. Cam Newton

10. Tyrod Taylor - Had bye, mostly favorable schedule left, offense getting healthier and better by the day

11. Derek Carr

12. Kirk Cousins - Talented receivers have amounted to squat; vs. SEA, MIN, DEN, Skins may never get
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Luke Hoover
Luke Hoover has covered fantasy football for Rotowire.com since 2011 and is most proud of recommending Victor Cruz as a starter in his breakout game against the Eagles. He's a lifelong fan of Notre Dame, the Packers and, unfortunately, the Knicks.
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