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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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