A.J. HOFFMAN

NFL fantasy football rankings for Week 14

Drew Brees should be money this week. John Grieshop/Getty Images

QB 

  1. Drew Brees @ TB
  2. Ben Roethlisberger @ OAK
  3. Aaron Rodgers vs. ATL
  4. Patrick Mahomes vs. BAL
  5. Philip Rivers vs. CIN
  6. James Winston vs. NO
  7. Deshaun Watson vs. IND
  8. Andrew Luck @ HOU
  9. Cam Newton @ CLE
  10. Matt Ryan @ GB
  11. Jared Goff @ CHI
  12. Tom Brady @ MIA
  13. Russell Wilson vs. MIN
  14. Mitch Trubisky vs. LAR
  15. Lamar Jackson @ KC

RB (Standard)

  1. Todd Gurley @ CHI
  2. Christian McCaffrey @ CLE
  3. Ezekiel Elliott vs. PHI
  4. Saquon Barkley @ WAS
  5. Alvin Kamara @ TB
  6. Phillip Lindsay @ SF
  7. Aaron Jones vs. ATL
  8. Leonard Fournette @ TEN
  9. Nick Chubb vs. CAR
  10. Tarik Cohen vs. LAR
  11. David Johnson vs. DET
  12. Sony Michel @ MIA
  13. James White @ MIA
  14. Calvin Cook @ SEA
  15. Mark Ingram @ TB
  16. Joe Mixon @ LAC
  17. Gus Edwards @ KC
  18. Jaylen Samuels @ OAK
  19. Lamar Miller vs. IND
  20. Justin Jackson vs. CIN
  21. Adrian Peterson vs. NYG
  22. Spencer Ware vs. BAL
  23. Chris Carson vs. MIN
  24. Jeffery Wilson vs. DEN
  25. Austin Ekeler vs. CIN
  26. Marlon Mack @ HOU
  27. Josh Adams @ DAL
  28. LeSean McCoy vs. NYG
  29. Tevin Coleman @ GB
  30. LeGarrette Blount @ ARI

WR (Standard)

  1. Michael Thomas @ TB
  2. Antonio Brown @ OAK
  3. DeAndre Hopkins vs. IND
  4. Davante Adams vs. ATL
  5. Julio Jones @ GB
  6. Keenan Allen vs. CIN
  7. Odell Beckham, Jr. @ WAS
  8. Adam Thielen @ SEA
  9. TY Hilton @ HOU
  10. Tyreek Hill vs. BAL
  11. Mike Evans vs. NO
  12. Juju Smith-Schuster @ OAK
  13. Amari Cooper vs. PHI
  14. Stefon Diggs @ SEA
  15. Robert Woods @ CHI
  16. Brandin Cooks @ CHI
  17. Adam Humphries vs. NO
  18. Josh Gordon @ MIA
  19. Julian Edelman @ MIA
  20. Courtland Sutton @ SF
  21. DJ Moore @ CLE
  22. Chris Godwin vs. NO
  23. Tyler Lockett vs. MIN
  24. Corey Davis vs. JAX
  25. Larry Fitzgerald vs. DET
  26. Kenny Golladay @ ARI
  27. Jarvis Landry vs. CAR
  28. Tyler Boyd @ LAC
  29. Josh Reynolds @ CHI
  30. Golden Tate @ DAL
  31. Mike Williams vs. CIN
  32. Alshon Jeffery @ DAL
  33. Allen Robinson vs. LAR
  34. Calvin Ridley @ GB
  35. Anthony Miller vs. LAR
  36. Demaryius Thomas vs. IND
  37. Tre’Quan Smith @ TB
  38. Doug Baldwin vs. MIN
  39. Zay Jones vs. NYJ
  40. Sterling Shepard @ WAS

TE (Standard)

  1. Zach Ertz @ DAL
  2. Travis Kelce vs. BAL
  3. Jaylen Samuels @ OAK (if eligible)
  4. Eric Ebron @ HOU
  5. Rob Gronkowski @ MIA
  6. George Kittle vs. DEN
  7. David Njoku vs. CAR
  8. Jared Cook vs. PIT
  9. Cameron Brate vs. NO
  10. Austin Hooper @ GB
  11. Jordan Reed vs. NYG
  12. Trey Burton vs. LAR
  13. CJ Uzomah @ LAC
  14. Kyle Rudolph @ SEA
  15. Vance McDonald @ OAK

D/ST

  1. Chargers vs. CIN
  2. Titans vs. JAX
  3. Steelers vs. OAK
  4. Bills vs. NYJ
  5. Broncos @ SF
  6. Jaguars @ TEN
  7. Rams @ CHI
  8. Texans vs. IND
  9. Cowboys vs. PHI
  10. Jets @ BUF
  11. Redskins vs. NYG
  12. Giants @ WAS
  13. Lions @ ARI
  14. Seahawks vs. MIN
  15. Chiefs vs. BAL

Every-Thing Sports

Positions to watch at Texans training camp

Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Football season is finally upon us. We've waited since the Super Bowl ended (or longer for those who eject after their team is eliminated) for another taste of football. The offseason has been tumultuous for the Texans as they fired their general manager, franchised their enigmatic for number one overall pick, failed to draft the best player at their biggest position of need, and didn't sign any top flight talent in free agency.

Training camp starts on Thursday July 25 for the Texans. This is a team that went 11-5 and won the AFC South last year. People out there are expecting them to win the division again, repeat that 11-5 record or better, or some are expecting them to possibly challenge for a Super Bowl berth. I, however, am a bit more reserved in my expectations. I can see an 8-8 type of season, or a 10-6 season. That will depend on how some key positions perform. Usually there are a few players and/or positions to look out for every camp. Here's a look at some positions (and players) that will make or break the Texans' season:

Offensive Line

The Texans missed on Andre Dillard when the Eagles swooped in front of them and drafted the best tackle prospect in the draft at the pick in front of them. They followed that up with drafting Tytus Howard with their first round pick and Max Scharping with the second of their second round pick. Signing Matt Khalil, an injury prone left tackle that once had All-Pro ability, did very little to ease fears. If Deshaun Watson is to avoid another 60+ sack season, the OL will have to improve greatly.

Edge Rusher

With Jadeveon Clowney out until he signs his franchise tender, and Whitney Mercilus in a contract year, expect this position to be hotly contested as well. Not only are guys going to get reps with Clowney out until hr signs the franchise tag then reports, and Mercilus competing for his livelihood as well, not only will other guys get valuable reps, but some may get a chance to shine and prove why they may be worthy of more time..

Wide Receiver

After DeAndre Hopkins, there's a logjam of a bunch of guys at receiver. Will Fuller and Keke Coutee need to prove themselves worthy of being the number two and slot receivers on this team. Other guys may want to shoot their shots as neither of the aforementioned guys have been able to firmly establish themselves in their positions. Somebody has to step up in these backup roles, or else the team will be drafting for another position of need in 2020.

Defensive Backs

Sure this team has Justin Reid coming off a promising year, but they let Tyrann Mathieu and Kareem Jackson leave via free agency. Jonathan Joseph is as old as I am, but he's coming back for another year. Bradley Roby is signed to a one year deal, but hasn't proved he's worth more in his time in Denver. Maybe one of the two rookies the Texans drafted will step up and prove themselves worthy? However it pans out, the position is one to watch all season long.

Tight Ends

Neither of the guys they drafted last year did much to separate themselves. Enter Kahale Warring. As an athletic third rounder selected this year, he's set to come in and give Jordan Thomas and Jordan Akins some much needed competition. When there's a good tight end to occupy the middle of the field, it opens up more routes for the wide receivers, and gives Watson more targets. If any of these guys can step up, this pass game has a chance to be pretty good.

Running Back

Yes, Lamar Miller is coming back, so is D'Onta Foreman. However, one is a veteran who hasn't proved he's capable of carrying the load for a real competitive team for a complete season, and the other is coming off a serious injury. Nothing was added to this position this offseason in terms of adding competition. Therefore, the team believes in these two guys being able to get it done. Also note that valued backup Alfred Blue was not retained. Losing him means more to your special teams, but having a guy like that as a backup added to the depth of the position.

i may sound down on this team, but I have my reasons.Seeing the way they've operated over the course of their history makes me extremely skeptical. Add that to the fact that they're going about it with a general manager by committee, and it ups the level of difficulty tenfold. If they should happen to catch lightening in a bottle two years in a row, I'll be the first to admit I'm wrong, but I could see another disappointing season ahead. I'd love nothing more than to admit I'm wrong, but this team has given me very little to be excited about. If you want to wear your battle red and deep steel blue fan glasses, you have your right to be wildly optimistic. I, however, tend to look at things more objectively and see this team taking a step back from what they did last year. These five position groups will go a long way into proving me right or proving me wrong.

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