Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

By Clayton Collier

Week 15 is in the books, and with it the first round of many fantasy postseason brackets. If you have been so blessed as to have made it to the championship game, then you will likely be scouring the internet for advice on who to play, and who to bench.

Ranking the Rankers is your one-stop shop for an evaluation of last week’s rankings from the four major fantasy football websites (CBSSports.com, ESPN.com, NFL.com and Yahoo! Sports) compared to the actual results of Week 15. Since point totals vary site-to-site, ranking predictions are compared to each website’s specific actual rankings.

Typically one of the more consistent positions, this past weekend was brutal when it came to predicting quarterbacks. Andrew Luck, expected to have a field day against the Texans, failed to crack the actual Top 10 for Week 15. Aaron Rodgers, a name on every website’s Top 5, came in at 26th this week with two interceptions and just 185 yards passing.

In a season of depth at wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. continued to prove why he belongs among the elite names at the position. Ranked in most websites’ Top 5s, Beckham lived up to expectations this week with a trio of touchdowns and 143 yards to show for it.

All-in-all this past weekend proved difficult to predict, either way, here’s how the rankers ranked:

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Winner: Yahoo! Sports

For the second-straight week, Yahoo! Sports takes the Ranking the Rankers title. Yahoo! Sports still came up strong in traditionally the most difficult positions to predict, namely running back and wide receiver. Although they had a rare poor showing at quarterback this week, Yahoo! Sports’ experts still had the highest ranking of Matt Ryan, and the lowest predictions for Rodgers, Luck and Russell Wilson.

NFL.com came back with a solid showing after being shut out last week with a win at quarterback. With the overall victory, Yahoo! Sports also takes three of five categories for the first time this season.


Clayton Collier is a contributor for CBS Local Sports.

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