Fantasy Football Rankings: Rest of Season (Week 3)

Sep 20, 2018

Each week through the NFL season we’ll take a look at our rest of season rankings to help you make roster decisions. In addition to the rankings below, here are notes on a few key players.

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Drew Brees (QB – NO)
Imagine the kind of numbers Brees would put up if the Saints’ defense was always as bad as they played in the opener. It’s not.

Matt Stafford (QB – DET)
This could be a really rough year in Detroit. The Lions way over-achieved last season and these things have a way of working themselves out. Stafford could struggle to stay healthy if things turn south.

Jared Goff (QB – LAR)
LA also has an elite supporting cast but Goff will lose out on a lot of scoring opportunities due to Todd Gurley’s touchdown prowess. That keeps Goff just outside of QB1 range.

Saquon Barkley (RB – NYG)
You don’t invest the No. 2 pick in the draft on a generational running back to have him share touches with decrepit Johnathan Stewart. Barkley should approach 300 touches and be a lock for 1,500 total yards and approach double-digit touchdowns.

Jordan Howard (RB – CHI)
The most efficient red-zone runner in the NFL by far in 2017, Howard worked hard to improve his pass-catching ability and should shine in Matt Nagy’s scheme.

Mark Ingram (RB – NO)
If he’s used the same way he has been in the past, Ingram has borderline RB1 potential, but there’s no guarantee that Sean Payton will be willing to do that. Ingram is a talented, but risky investment.

Dion Lewis (RB – TEN)
All offseason I preferred Lewis’s pass-catching upside to Derrick Henry. So far, that has not changed and Lewis has been the better option in Matt LaFluer’s offense.

Derrick Henry (RB – TEN)
Henry looked better in the passing game in August but is unlikely to garner enough targets to get much higher than borderline RB2 range in PPR formats. For a back of his immense size, Henry hasn’t been much of a TD producer, either. I just don’t see the value.

Keenan Allen (WR – LAC)
Allen finally stayed healthy and posted his best career season, by far. As long as he’s on the field, Allen will remain a target hog and his red zone usage last year indicates that Allen also offers double-digit touchdown upside.

Allen Robinson (WR – CHI)
Robinson’s ROS stock is on the rise as he appears to be the clear No. 1 target in a Chicago offense that has a ton of fantasy appeal.

Amari Cooper (WR – OAK)
No. 1 wideouts in Jon Gruden offenses have never failed to surpass 1,000 receiving yards and have a history of being prominently featured in the red zone. This bodes well for Cooper in 2018 as Michael Crabtree’s releases makes Cooper Oakland’s undisputed top dog.

Marquise Goodwin (WR – SF)
I’m not as high on the 49ers offense as the consensus, but Goodwin has flashed tremendous chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo and can be a solid WR2 in a week-to-week basis.

Kyle Rudolph (TE – MIN)
Rudolph is a sneaky pick to post the best numbers of his career with Kirk Cousins spreading the ball around. Look for Rudolph to challenge Stefon Diggs for the team lead in touchdown grabs.

George Kittle (TE – SF)
Now that he’s healthy, Kittle definitely offers top-10 tight end potential and flashed strong chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo down the stretch last season.

Below you can find our the complete rest of season rankings of several of our experts.


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1Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
2Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
3Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5Chris Carson (SEA)RB
6Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
7David Johnson (ARI)RB
8Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
9Julio Jones (ATL)WR
10Aaron Jones (GB)RB
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11Cooper Kupp (LAR)WR
12Phillip Lindsay (DEN)RB
13DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
14Josh Jacobs (OAK)RB
15Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
16Marlon Mack (IND)RB
17Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
18Michael Thomas (NO)WR
19Sony Michel (NE)RB
20Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
21T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
22Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
23Tyler Lockett (SEA)WR
24Kerryon Johnson (DET)RB
25Tevin Coleman (SF)RB
26Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
27Julian Edelman (NE)WR
28Robert Woods (LAR)WR
29Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
30Michael Gallup (DAL)WR
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
4J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
5Trevor Story (COL)SS
6Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
7Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
10Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
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11Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
12Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
13Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
16Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Juan Soto (WSH)LF
19Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
23Starling Marte (PIT)CF
24Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
25Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
26Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
27Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
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11Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
26Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
27Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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