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Tampa Bay will move forward without the services of wide receiver Antonio Brown following his outburst at New York last week. The Buccaneers released Brown on Thursday. Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski caught seven passes for 115 yards last week, which was good for the fourth-most receiving yards in the NFL. Gronkowski should be targeted at a high rate again on Sunday when the Buccaneers host Carolina and could be sky-high in the Week 18 Fantasy football rankings.

The Panthers held Gronkowski to just one catch for 23 yards two weeks ago, but Brown accounted for 10 receptions for 101 yards in that game. Should Gronkowski be one of your top Week 18 Fantasy football picks? Before locking in any Week 18 Fantasy football lineups, be sure to check out the Week 18 Fantasy football rankings from the proven 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 Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny, ranking him as a top-15 player at his position. The result: Michel rushed 25 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns while adding two receptions for 15 yards. 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 Week 18 Fantasy football rankings. Head to SportsLine now to see them.

Top Week 18 Fantasy football picks 

One player the model is high on this week: Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. He finished fifth among NFL receiving leaders last week, catching eight passes for 111 yards and one touchdown. Brown managed to have another stellar game even without quarterback Jared Goff on the field. The fourth-round rookie not only had a strong day as a receiver, but he also ran for a touchdown.

He will face a Green Bay team that has already locked up the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff bracket, so the Packers could be lacking in motivation on Sunday. This is an opportunity for a motivated St. Brown to prove his worth for the second week in a row. SportsLine's model projects St. Brown to come close to double-digit Fantasy points, which makes him a solid starting option in most leagues.

And a massive shocker: Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin, who has 2,997 receiving yards the last three seasons despite terrible quarterback play, stumbles big-time and doesn't even crack the top 50 at his position. McLaurin is 40 yards shy of his second consecutive 1,000-yard season but his overall productivity has been down the last six weeks or so.

McLaurin only has 19 catches for 225 yards during that span and he has been held without a touchdown during that six-game stretch. McLaurin has been held to less than 60 yards receiving in seven of his last nine games and with Washington eliminated from the playoffs, expect the franchise to be careful with its No. 1 receiver.

How to set Week 18 Fantasy football rankings

The model is also calling for an under-the-radar quarterback to finish in the top 10 of its 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 out-performed experts big-time.