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  • NFC West 2018 receivers ranking: Few are better than Fitzgerald

    NFC West 2018 receivers ranking: Few are better than Fitzgerald

    Larry Fitzgerald has made a pretty name for himself. Both on the field and off it. Along with being one of the best wide receivers in the league, he has earned the league’s award for humanitarianism. The 6-foot-3-inch, 218-pound former University of Pittsburgh star has played his entire 14-year NFL...
  • AFC West 2018 receiver rankings: Kelce leads the way

    AFC West 2018 receiver rankings: Kelce leads the way

    Travis Kelce is the prototypical big and athletic tight end that can move across the offense and do a lot of things in the passing game NFL teams look for. The Kansas City Chiefs selected Kelce in the third round of the 2013 draft. They knew his upside was really high, but his small sample size in...
  • NFC South 2018 receiver rankings: Jones is the best

    NFC South 2018 receiver rankings: Jones is the best

    The Atlanta Falcons paid a really big price to move up from Pick 26 to 6 in the 2011 Draft and select Jones. He has done nothing to disappoint since. He has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last four seasons and five times overall. He was named First-Team All-Pro in 2015 and 2016. He led...
  • AFC South 2018 receiver rankings: Hopkins stands above the rest

    AFC South 2018 receiver rankings: Hopkins stands above the rest

    DeAndre Hopkins is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. The Houston Texans drafted Hopkins late in the first round of the 2013 draft while trying to improve their offense. It did not take him long to prove he is a No. 1 receiver. He has the size, strength and hands to beat any defensive back...
  • NFC North 2018 receivers ranking: Diggs is one of the league’s best

    NFC North 2018 receivers ranking: Diggs is one of the league’s best

    Many of the draft experts questioned whether Stefon Diggs would have the size or speed to create separation or the strength to make contested catches. He has been able to do both with deceptive route running, body positioning and strong hands. The Minnesota Vikings are reaping the rewards after...
  • AFC North 2018 receiver rankings: Brown owns the top spot

    AFC North 2018 receiver rankings: Brown owns the top spot

    Antonio Brown was a little known wide receiver out of Central Michigan University when the Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the sixth round of the 2010 draft. He played in nine games as a rookie and amassed 167 yards on 16 catches. Then, he took off. In Year 2, Brown had 1,108 yards and two...
  • NFC East 2018 receiver rankings: Beckham claims the top spot

    NFC East 2018 receiver rankings: Beckham claims the top spot

    There isn’t a receiver in the NFL that can make the acrobatic catches that Odell Beckham Jr. can. He is good for an amazing grab or catch of the year candidate every or two every season. Beckham started his NFL career with three straight seasons with at least 90 catches, 1,300 yards and 1...
  • AFC East 2018 receiver ranking: Gronkowski claims the top spot

    AFC East 2018 receiver ranking: Gronkowski claims the top spot

    When healthy, Rob Gronkowski is the most dominant receiver in the league. While not being the best athlete, he combines what he has with a 6-foot-5-inch, 265-pound frame to be a nearly impossible matchup problem for defenders. It wasn’t immediate stardom for Gronkowski after the New England Patriots...
  • NFC West 2018 running back ranking: Gurley takes the top spot

    NFC West 2018 running back ranking: Gurley takes the top spot

    Todd Gurley has had a bit of a roller coaster first three seasons in the NFL. It has all been good, but his first and third seasons were really good and the second was just good. The Los Angeles Rams were criticized a little for drafting him 10th in the 2015 draft. The running back position was...
  • AFC West 2018 running back rankings: Hunt is one of the best big play backs in the league

    AFC West 2018 running back rankings: Hunt is one of the best big play backs in the league

    Kareem Hunt burst on the scene last season by rushing for 148 yards and a touchdown and catching five passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1. He took off from there finishing with a league-high 1,327 rushing yards, 4.88 yards per carry and 11 total touchdowns In all, he finished in the...
  • NFC South 2018 running back rankings: Freeman claims top spot in a very good group

    NFC South 2018 running back rankings: Freeman claims top spot in a very good group

    Devonta Freeman has become one of the most dangerous running backs in the NFL. He is dynamic as both a runner and receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. There are not many running backs as good as him in one area of the game, let alone both. Freeman missed two games last season, which possibly cost him a...
  • AFC South 2018 running back rankings: Fournette ascends to the top in short time

    AFC South 2018 running back rankings: Fournette ascends to the top in short time

    It didn’t take Leonard Fournette long to prove the Jacksonville Jaguars were right to take him fourth overall in 2017. They rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 victory. He began his career with at least one touchdown in each of the first six games of the season, including a rushing...
  • NFC North 2018 running back ranking: Howard is the best

    NFC North 2018 running back ranking: Howard is the best

    Jordan Howard has been a star for the Chicago Bears almost since the beginning. The Bears took him in the fifth round of the 2016 draft to provide depth. He took over as the primary ballcarrier in Week 4 and never looked back. Howard is the best player on the Bears offense. That should not change...
  • AFC North 2018 running back rankings: Bell is the best

    AFC North 2018 running back rankings: Bell is the best

    Le’Veon Bell is easily the best running back in the AFC North. He may even be the best in the entire league. In order to get there, it has been an interesting career for him. Bell missed a few games with injuries as a rookie in 2013. Then he was suspended for three games, which was reduced to two...
  • NFC East 2018 running back rankings: For now, Elliott is on top

    NFC East 2018 running back rankings: For now, Elliott is on top

    Right now it is pretty easy to say Ezekiel Elliott is the best running back in the NFC East. However, there are a pair of rookies that will could make this debatable by the end of the season. Elliott was a big part of the Dallas Cowboys resurgence in 2016 and their slight step backward in 2017. He...
  • AFC East 2018 running back ranking: McCoy is still out-running the competition

    AFC East 2018 running back ranking: McCoy is still out-running the competition

    LeSean McCoy has played a lot of football and yet has not reached his 30th birthday. He just completed his ninth season in the NFL with the fourth most rushing yards in the league. He has been in the NFL’s top 10 in carries four times and rushing yards five times. He had the second most carries last...
  • NFC West 2018 quarterback ranking: Wilson still on top, but Goff is closing fast

    NFC West 2018 quarterback ranking: Wilson still on top, but Goff is closing fast

    There are a lot of talented quarterbacks in the NFC West, but the most accomplished one is Russell Wilson. He is holding off two No. 1 overall picks and a second round selection for the top spot. Wilson, drafted in the third round, has taken the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl twice, winning once...
  • AFC West 2018 quarterback rankings: Rivers is one of the few elite quarterbacks in the league

    AFC West 2018 quarterback rankings: Rivers is one of the few elite quarterbacks in the league

    It is hard to think of the Los Angeles Chargers without Philip Rivers. He has been the face of the franchise since they acquired him in the 2004 draft. Rivers has a very strong arm and good accuracy. He hasn’t missed a game in 12 seasons as the starter of the Chargers, which is a streak of 19...
  • NFC South 2018 quarterback rankings: No signs of Brees slowing down

    NFC South 2018 quarterback rankings: No signs of Brees slowing down

    Drew Brees is one of the most decorated quarterbacks in the league. He has been performing at a high level for a long time. After having several injury-riddle years in San Diego, Brees has been one of the league’s best while leading the New Orleans Saints and the entire city of New Orleans out of...
  • AFC South 2018 quarterback rankings: Despite injuries Andrew Luck is still on top

    AFC South 2018 quarterback rankings: Despite injuries Andrew Luck is still on top

    Andrew Luck is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the league. When healthy, he is one of the first five quarterbacks chosen to start a team. The key has been health. He missed 26 games over the last three seasons, including all 16 last year due to a shoulder issue. Luck has the football-IQ...
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