Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans put on a show in Tampa Bay's victory over the Carolina Panthers last week, hauling in 10 of 12 targets for 207 yards and three touchdowns. Evans' touchdowns were his first since Week 4, but he's expected to be high in the Week 18 Fantasy football rankings with the Buccaneers set to play Falcons, a defense that gave up over 350 passing yards to Tampa Bay earlier this season. Which other wideouts should you include in your Week 18 Fantasy football lineups? A reliable set of Week 18 Fantasy football rankings can help ensure that you nail difficult Fantasy football start-sit decisions. Before you lock in your lineups, be sure to check out the Week 18 Fantasy football rankings from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
When it comes to ranking players, SportsLine's model beat human experts in Fantasy football for the past several seasons especially when there were big differences in ranking. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty handed.
Last week, the model was extremely high on Jaguars running back Travis Etienne, saying he'd finish as a top-10 player at his position. The result: Etienne recorded nine carries for 108 yards and a touchdown while also catching three passes for 32 yards in Jacksonville's 31-3 victory over the Texans. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.
Now, the model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has revealed its Fantasy football rankings for Week 18 of the NFL season. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
Top Week 18 Fantasy football picks
One player the model is high on this week: Packers running back A.J. Dillon. He has been productive for Fantasy owners in recent weeks. In fact, the former Boston College standout has scored six touchdowns in his last five outings. He's found the end zone in his last five outings and is expected to be heavily involved in Green Bay's offensive game plan against Detroit.
The Lions are giving up 149.3 rushing yards per game this season, which ranks 29th in the NFL. Detroit also gave up three rushing touchdowns in their last road game, a 37-23 setback against the Panthers on Dec. 24. SportsLine's model expects Dillon will have a big day against the Lions, ranking him as a top-20 RB in Week 18. See who else to target here.
And a massive shocker: Lions running back Jamaal Williams, who leads the NFL with 15 rushing touchdowns, stumbles big-time and doesn't even crack the top 25 at his position. Williams is coming off an extremely productive performance against the Bears, rushing 22 times for 144 yards and a touchdown.
However, Williams struggled to find running room in his last meeting against the Packers, averaging just 3.4 yards per carry in Detroit's 15-9 win on Nov. 6. In addition, the Packers have given up just one rushing touchdown in their last three games. With such a tough matchup on Sunday, Williams is a player to consider putting on the bench in Week 18. See who else to fade here.
How to set Week 18 Fantasy football rankings
The model is also calling for a surprising quarterback you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 10 of its Week 18 Fantasy football rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning big and going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising quarterback could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 18 Fantasy football rankings for every position, plus see which QB is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that has outperformed experts big-time.