THE TOWER OF POWER – WEEK 13
Weekly Fantasy Rankings
In this regular article, we give you a lowdown of players whose fantasy performances were worthy of our top 20 this week – based on 0.5PPR format scoring.
For the interest of longevity and variety, we have only included the top 6 Quarterbacks in this list. This is to allow other offensive positions spaces on the board. Otherwise, most of the list would consist of QBs! However, we have included the weekly points rank of the players – so you can see where they lie on the overall points scoring for the week.
After Tyreek Hill sprinted and backflipped to the peak last week, who takes the crown in the last regular season schedule?
1. Darren Waller, TE, Raiders – 38.5pts (1st)
DAMN! A Tight End at the top! I heard that Waller’s performance was the fourth best of all time. It’s not rocket science to see why he’s at the top of the tower this week…i mean, nothing is rocket science…except rocket science? But his 13 receptions for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns is out of this world.
2. Derek Carr, QB, Raiders – 32.7pts (2nd)
Move over Kyler Murray, we’ve got another last minute slinger in town. Carr didn’t have to do much to beat the Jets defense in the last seconds of the game, but his touchdown to Henry Ruggs was his third of the game, and got him 381 yards – his biggest return of the year. Plus he also ran in his own score with a sweeping move. A great day for Derek.
3. New England Patriots, DEF – 31pts (3rd)
What is it with defenses getting on this list now? The Pats expertly shut out the Chargers on their way to third spot. With multiple sacks, tackles for losses, interceptions galore and a return TD, the Pats DST made a huge difference in getting their team the W.
4. Corey Davis, WR, Titans – 29.7pts (5th)
With the Titans chasing the game, Ryan Tannehill focused a lot of his attention on Davis. 11 receptions for 182 yards and a touchdown was what he got back. A vital instrument in keeping the game competitive.
5. Josh Allen, QB, Bills – 30.1pts (4th)
Another great Primetime performance by Allen. The Bills QB tied his most touchdowns for the season, throwing four scores. He also tied for most completions and smashed through the 300 yard passing barrier. A big bounceback game after struggling against the Chargers.
6. Devante Adams, WR, Packers – 29.1pts (6th)
The bonafide WR1 does it again, and only another outstanding week from another Wide Receiver sees him miss out on the top positional rank. 10 of 12 targets caught for 121 yards and two touchdowns. And there’s no sign of him stopping against a struggling Lions team next week.
7. Baker Mayfield, QB, Browns – 29pts (7th)
The resurgence of the Browns passing game continues, led by Baker from the front. 25 completions, 334 yards and 4 passing touchdowns. Maybe Cleveland are letting Baker bake!
8. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Titans – 28.6pts (8th)
Mayfield’s opposite Quarterback had quite the game on his hands. But Ryan Tannehill fought valiantly, getting him just below Baker on this list. 389 yards off 29 completions and 3 passing touchdowns. Perhaps it was just the interception that saw him come out below the Browns QB on this list! Regardless, a great showing in the circumstances.
9. Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions – 27.1pts (9th)
With Matt Patricia gone, there seemed to be a little more of a bounce in Stafford’s step. And the Lions QB threw for his highest yard total this season, getting over 400 yards! Three touchdowns and an interception followed – and the Lions got a great victory over the Bears, which is just what they needed.
10. Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens – 26.7pts (10th)
The 2019 MVP just makes it into the top 10 this week. After not playing last week against the Steelers because of Covid. Lamar is trying to get back to the heights of his 2019 campaign, but he’s not quite there, yet! He completed 12 of his 17 passing attempts for 107 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT. Lamar does what he does best and rushed 13 times for 94 yards and another TD.
11. David Montgomery, RB, Bears – 25.1pts (11th)
Monty looks to have the easiest run in for fantasy managers, but you’ve got to get it done. And it looks like the Bears back is doing just that. Two rushing touchdowns to add to the passing one from last week, and another 100 yard game from scrimmage. Next is a Houston team who are struggling to contain the run. Can we see him on this list next week?
12. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs – 23.6pts (13th)
The TE King isn’t the top TE on the board this week but he still shows why he’s the best TE in the fantasy game. Catching 8 of his 13 targets, Kelce had 136 yards and a TD. That’s his 5th straight season posting over 1000 receiving yards. Quite the achievement!
13. Cole Beasley, WR, Bills – 23.5pts (=16th)
Beasley had his best game yet of the 2020 season. Racking up 130 yards and 1 TD. He caught 9 out of an impressive 11 targets. Beasley has got a very hard schedule here on out for WRs. So don’t expect him to be the difference in the final weeks of the fantasy season.
14. Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings – 22.8pts (18th)
The rookie is really trying to win rookie of the year, and has a great chance. Jefferson caught 9 of 12 targets, had 121 receiving yards and a TD. This 100+ yard game is his 5 of the season, which breaks Randy Moss’ franchise record. Quite the season for the Rookie!
15. Aaron Jones, RB, Packers – 22.3pts (21st)
Jones posted a 20+ fantasy point week for the second time this season, with his first coming in week 2. Jones had 15 rushing attempts for 130 yards and a TD. That’s a very impressive 8.7 yard-per-carry. He also caught all 3 of his targets for 18 yards.
16. Marvin Jones Jr., WR, Lions – 21.6pts (21st)
Another Jones who makes the list is Marvin Jones Jr who had his best game of the fantasy season so far. Catching 8 of 12 targets for 116 yards and a score. Next up is Green Bay, which is a tricky team to face if you’re a WR.
17. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts – 21pts (=22nd)
Another rookie! This time a RB. The Colts and Taylor have had a bit of an on off relationship in his first year. One week he’s the guy the next week he’s not. But he did have his first receiving TD of the season after catching all 3 of his targets. 91 yards rushing and 44 yards receiving, is Taylor now the guy in Indianapolis?
18. T.Y.Hilton, WR, Colts – 21pts (=22nd)
Like the T.Y of old, Hilton has now been fantasy relevant for 2 weeks running! Hauling in 8 of his 11 targets, 110 yards and a TD. Only his 2nd TD of the year, is Hilton turning up when we need him most?
19. Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings – 20.9pts (25th)
Cook had his most carries of the year with 32! He put up 120 yards on those carries. He had 9 targets, caught 6, for 59 yards. All was missing was a TD or 2 to get him into the top 10. The talent and volume is there though, so Cook should be on the list next week.
20. Logan Thomas, TE, Washington – 20.3pts (27th)
This really was a week for TEs, Although Thomas is a name you wouldn’t of thought would be on the list. Catching all 9 of his targets for 98 yards and a TD. Scoring in 2 games in a row, Thomas is a in-form fantasy TE and could win you a lot of semi-finals.
TOWER OF POWER YEARLY RANKING – 2020
|Rank||Name, Position, Team||F.Pts (0.5PPR)||Overall Rank||⇧ / ⇩|
|1||Kyler Murray, QB, ARI||317.0||1||–|
|2||Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC||312.6||2||–|
|3||Russell Wilson, QB, SEA||298.5||3||–|
|4||Josh Allen, QB, BUF||296.1||4||–|
|5||Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB||286.3||5||–|
|Pos||Name, Position, Team||F.Pts (0.5PPR)||Overall Rank||
⇧ / ⇩
|1||Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN||257.9||7||⇧2|
|2||Alvin Kamara, RB, NO||245.8||11||⇩2|
|3||Derrick Henry, RB, TEN||219.4||17||⇩4|
|4||James Robinson, RB, JAX||202.8||24||–|
|5||Aaron Jones, RB, GB||175.3||34||⇧7|
|Rank||Name, Position, Team||F.Pts (0.5PPR)||Overall Rank||
⇧ / ⇩
|1||Tyreek Hill, WR, KC||237.9||12||⇩1|
|2||Davante Adams, WR, GB||220.9||16||⇧4|
|3||D.K Metcalf, WR, SEA||195.4||27||⇩4|
|4||Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN||178.6||31||⇧9|
|5||Keenan Allen, WR, LAC||177.3||32||⇩2|
|Rank||Name, Position, Team||F.Pts (0.5PPR)||Overall Rank||
⇧ / ⇩
|1||Travis Kelce, TE, KC||198.6||26||⇧1|
|2||Darren Waller, TE, LV||152.7||48||⇧27|
|3||TJ Hockenson, TE, DET||119.4||85||⇩2|
|4||Robert Tonyan, TE, GB||118.2||86||–|
|5||Mark Andrews, TE, BAL||100.4||105||⇩12|