Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

By Clayton Collier

It’s what you’ve been waiting for all year long: postseason fantasy football. Tension mounts as the men are separated from the boys. What will you do to give yourself an edge when it comes to your lineup?

At Ranking the Rankers, we’ll provide you with an evaluation of the weekly rankings for the four major fantasy football websites (,, and Yahoo! Sports), in order for you to make the best lineup choices in this stressful time. We have compared the experts’ rankings to the actual results of Week 14. Since point totals vary site-to-site, ranking predictions are compared to each website’s specific actual rankings.

Week 14 was a rough one to predict. Going into Thursday, who would’ve guessed that Cam Newton, Matt Ryan, Russell Wilson, Jay Cutler and Andy Dalton would make up the Top 5 actual rankings at quarterback?

And prior to Sunday, if I told you the Giants D would lead all defenses this week, would you have believed me? Or how about if I said to sit Josh Gordon or Mark Ingram? Or predicted Julian Edelman and Joique Bell would be among the leaders at their positions this weekend?

It was a crazy few days in the world of fantasy football, but here is how the rankers ranked:

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 12.33.14 PMWinner: Yahoo! Sports

In one of the closer weekends we’ve had with Ranking the Rankers, Yahoo! Sports takes home their first victory on the season. While Yahoo! Sports took the top spot at quarterback and tight end, they were also a close second in categories like defense and running back. Yahoo! Sports had a few bold picks, most notably being the only site to rank Ryan inside their Top 15 and have Ryan Tannehill ranked lower than 11th.

Yahoo! Sports re-claims the quarterback throne after being knocked out by This is the first week this season that did not win at any position.

Check back next week to see which rankers called it best in Week 15.


Clayton Collier is a contributor for CBS Local Sports.

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