Fantasy Football Player Notes

2019 Draft Rankings
Saquon Barkley photo 1. Saquon Barkley RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Barkley is the consensus 1.1 pick for a reason; he is the most talented running back to enter the league since Adrian Peterson and perhaps even Barry Sanders. With that said, he plays behind one of the league's worst offensive lines and teams may stack the box more often with Beckham now in Cleveland. Still yet, Saquon dominated last year despite the rest of the offense struggling, plus he is game script proof.
1 week ago
Ezekiel Elliott photo 2. Ezekiel Elliott RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
It is hard to go wrong if you have a pick in the top four, but among those great running backs, Zeke seems to be the safest this season because he is a durable workhorse behind one of the best offensive lines in football, plus we can expect mostly positive game scripts. Over his career, Zeke averages 2099 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns per 16 games.
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Christian McCaffrey photo 3. Christian McCaffrey RB - CAR (vs . NO)
McCaffrey blew up in 2018 and it's got everyone reaching for him as a top-three selection in 2019. It's fair and you shouldn't shy away from the three-down back, but you should know that the Panthers have openly talked about scaling back his workload. He's still likely to finish as a top-five option at the position even if he loses 4-6 touches per game, as he's gamescript-proof and it's not as if Cam Newton is rushing for as many touchdowns as he used to.
9 weeks ago
Alvin Kamara photo 4. Alvin Kamara RB - NO (at CAR)
Kamara has managed to finish as a top five fantasy running back in each season despite only being a workhorse for four games in that stretch. Now that Mark Ingram is gone, there is a chance he runs away with the league lead in fantasy points like Gurley did the last two seasons. With that said, Latavius Murray may jump right into Ingram's role and perhaps even vulture extra touchdowns.
1 week ago
David Johnson photo 5. David Johnson RB - ARI (at LAR)
Now that Steve Wilks is out of town, maybe we'll get back to the normally scheduled programming with Johnson. The air-raid offense that new coach Kliff Kingsbury figures to bring to the Cardinals should give Johnson a lot more work in the passing game. While at Texas Tech, Kingsbury passed the ball on 65 percent of their plays. By comparison, there were just two teams in the NFL who hit that number in 2018. With Kyler Murray presenting elusiveness, it should only help create lanes for Johnson, even if his offensive line is still weak.
9 weeks ago
DeAndre Hopkins photo 6. DeAndre Hopkins WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
The best hands in football. Hopkins continually makes highlight-worthy grabs on passes that 95 percent of the league couldn't make on their best day. He'll continually see the oppositions best cornerback, but having Will Fuller back will help draw double-coverage away from him. He's now finished as a top-six fantasy receiver in three of the last four seasons, including his first No. 1 finish in 2018.
9 weeks ago
Davante Adams photo 7. Davante Adams WR - GB (at DET)
To know that he finished as the No. 3 wide receiver in fantasy football despite Aaron Rodgers throwing just 25 touchdowns, it should let you know how high his ceiling actually is. It wasn't just one game, either. It took 14.9 PPR points on average to be a top-24 receiver in 2018, and Adams is the only receiver in the NFL who hit that number in every single one of his games.
9 weeks ago
Melvin Gordon photo 8. Melvin Gordon RB - LAC (at KC)
He's not going to win the rushing title or anything and it's very unlikely that he finishes as a top-three fantasy running back, but he's about as safe as they come considering he's been a top-eight running back in each of the last three seasons. There were just four running backs who delivered RB2 or better performances in at least 90 percent of their games: Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Gordon.
9 weeks ago
Joe Mixon photo 9. Joe Mixon RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
You have to love watching Marvin Lewis walk out the door if you're Mixon, as he was severely underused as a receiver in Lewis' offense. In comes Zac Taylor, who said he's going to start the Bengals playbook with the Rams offense, which is where he came from as a quarterbacks coach for Sean McVay. Them drafting two running backs is somewhat concerning, but that could be to protect them in case of a Mixon injury, which has happened a few times in his short career.
9 weeks ago
Le'Veon Bell photo 10. Le'Veon Bell RB - NYJ (at BUF)
He's back, though this time it's probably going to be a lot less exciting. He'll be playing behind a much lesser offensive line, with a much lesser quarterback, in a much worse offense. He's going to get plenty of touches, but we can say that about a lot of running backs. The question is - what's his upside in a low-scoring offense? Adam Gase's offenses have been lacking in both overall plays and overall scoring. Did you know that Dolphins running backs scored 10 rushing touchdowns over the last two years... combined? Bell is a relatively safe pick due to the touches he'll get, but he lacks the upside you want out of a high first-round pick.
9 weeks ago
Julio Jones photo 11. Julio Jones WR - ATL (at TB)
When he's on the field, you have yourself a guaranteed top-five wide receiver. While health has been an issue in the past, Jones has now played at least 14 games in five straight seasons. Outside of his rookie season and the year he needed surgery on his foot, Jones has been a top-10 receiver in all six of his other seasons. He's a safe pick at the back-end of the first-round.
9 weeks ago
Odell Beckham Jr. photo 12. Odell Beckham Jr. WR - CLE (at CIN)
You have to love the landing spot for Beckham, as he's now tied to a franchise quarterback who's deadly accurate. The issue is that the Browns are a franchise that has tons of talent on the defensive side of the ball, which may limit the amount of pass attempts to go around. Still, you don't trade for Beckham and not use him. He may not belong in the elite tier in year one with the Browns, but it shouldn't shock anyone if he finishes there. He is an outlier.
9 weeks ago
James Conner photo 13. James Conner RB - PIT (at BAL)
When Conner wore down at the end of the 2018 season, did the Steelers get a bit worried? They reached for Benny Snell in the fourth-round of the draft, highlighting they clearly felt running back depth was a need. With Antonio Brown and Jesse James gone, there are over 200 targets that have vacated the team, so it's possible Conner can build upon his strong 2018 season. The slight risk of a timeshare knocks him down into the second round, though he's got top-six upside.
9 weeks ago
Travis Kelce photo 14. Travis Kelce TE - KC (vs . LAC)
Kelce scored the most fantasy points of any tight end in the last five seasons last year. With Tyreek Hill likely to miss time, he may shatter that clip last season and approach Gronk's enormous 2017 total of 331 PPR points. Kelce wasn't far off at 295 last year. If he can jump another 40 points, we'd be looking at the WR1 if he qualified for that possession. Kelce is absolutely worth a top 12 pick this year.
3 weeks ago
Nick Chubb photo 15. Nick Chubb RB - CLE (at CIN)
Some are worried about Chubb due to the signing of Kareem Hunt this offseason, but you shouldn't be one of them. Hunt has an eight-game suspension that will allow Chubb to run with the job, as he did down the stretch last year. The Browns invested a high second-round pick on Chubb and he's done nothing but impress. He's the starter and an RB1 in fantasy.
9 weeks ago
Michael Thomas photo 16. Michael Thomas WR - NO (at CAR)
Three straight top-10 seasons to start your career? Not bad. The Saints are throwing the ball less and less, which is why Thomas hasn't contended for the No. 1 spot in the wide receiver rankings, but he's steady and consistent, making him well worth a late first-round selection.
9 weeks ago
JuJu Smith-Schuster photo 17. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR - PIT (at BAL)
With Antonio Brown out of town, many will automatically assume that Smith-Schuster will get more targets. You shouldn't be so quick to jump aboard that train. He saw 166 targets in 2018, which ranked fourth in the league. On top of that, the Steelers threw the ball a league-high 687 times. On top of that, he'll now see a bit more shadow coverage from top cornerbacks, making life a tad difficult. He's still going to be the focal point of their pass-attack, making him worthy of a second-round pick.
9 weeks ago
Todd Gurley photo 18. Todd Gurley RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
There are some real questions surrounding Gurley as we enter the 2019 season. Not only did C.J. Anderson play over him during the playoffs, but the Rams also traded up to the start of the third-round to select Darrell Henderson, an explosive running back out of Memphis. The Rams also matched an offer sheet the Lions submitted to backup running back Malcolm Brown, meaning the Rams are more worried about Gurley than they're letting on. We all know Gurley comes with plenty of upside, but we also know you can't win your fantasy league in the first-round, but you can definitely help lose it.
9 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook photo 19. Dalvin Cook RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
We've still yet to see Cook stay healthy throughout an NFL season, but that's not stopping drafters from taking him with a pick inside the first two rounds. The Vikings are a high-powered offense who upgraded their offensive line this offseason, so the appeal is justified. The Vikings did draft Alexander Mattison in the third-round, so they're obviously concerned about the depth behind Cook, but he's the starter as long as he's healthy.
8 weeks ago
Mike Evans photo 20. Mike Evans WR - TB (vs . ATL)
For years, it's been Evans' show in Tampa Bay, as he's averaged 148 targets over the last four years. He'll now be competing with Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard, who have carved out important roles in the offense. The arrival of Bruce Arians is a positive on the offense as a whole, but the running backs are going to score a lot more points than they did under Dirk Koetter. Evans is a relatively safe pick as a low-end WR1 but his ceiling may not be what it used to be.
8 weeks ago
George Kittle photo 21. George Kittle TE - SF (at SEA)
Not only did Kittle receive for more yards than any tight end in football history last year, but he did it with Nick Mullens and CJ Beathard as his quarterbacks. Enter Jimmy Garoppolo and we might see an even better season. Granted, the 49ers have some weapons in the passing game, but among them, Kittle is still the number one and you likely can't say that about Ertz in Philly with Alshon roaming around.
3 weeks ago
Antonio Brown photo 22. Antonio Brown WR - OAK (at DEN)
He's now going away from Ben Roethlisberger, so let's see if he remains an elite fantasy wide receiver like he's claimed. We've witnessed both Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree remain consistent with Derek Carr under center and it's not as if there's been a new offense installed from last year where we can expect a drastic change. Because of that, Brown is likely going to be a tad inconsistent. Still, he's one of the rare cases where you can essentially lock him in for 150 targets, making him a safe second-round pick.
9 weeks ago
Marlon Mack photo 23. Marlon Mack RB - IND (at JAC)
When drafting a running back in the third-round, it's likely they're going to be the No. 2 running back on your fantasy team, and Mack is ideal for that role. He's struggled to stay healthy to this point in his NFL career, but in this offense, he has legitimate top-five upside. He plays behind what might be the best offensive line in football and has one of the better quarterbacks in the league to take pressure off. If he stays healthy, he'll be worth more than a third-round pick.
8 weeks ago
T.Y. Hilton photo 24. T.Y. Hilton WR - IND (at JAC)
It went from Hilton as the only show in town, to what looks like a full house. He'll now compete with Devin Funchess, Parris Campbell, Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle, and Nyheim Hines for targets, though the connection between him and Luck cannot be duplicated. Hilton had always been known as a boom or bust type receiver, but Frank Reich's arrival boosted his consistency, as he posted WR2 or better numbers in a career-high 64.3 percent of his games.
8 weeks ago
Keenan Allen photo 25. Keenan Allen WR - LAC (at KC)
With Tyrell Williams taking off to the Raiders, will Allen play on the perimeter much more, or do those targets go to Travis Benjamin? My guess is that he stays in the same role, though he might have a few more targets come his way. Throughout his time in the league, Allen has been a bit more up-and-down than fantasy owners would like, but his potential increase in targets could even that out a bit. He's a fine low-end WR1 if you go RB-heavy in the first two rounds.
9 weeks ago
Amari Cooper photo 26. Amari Cooper WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
It was good to see Cooper go to Dallas and get consistent targets, as that's something he was missing throughout his time in Oakland. He saw at least five targets in each of his nine games with the Cowboys, while seeing seven or more targets in 7-of-9 games. Because of that, he finished as the No. 4 wide receiver in fantasy from the time he joined them, behind only Antonio Brown, Davante Adams, and Julio Jones. He may not offer the consistency that those guys do, but not many do. Cooper should be on the low-end WR1 radar.
9 weeks ago
A.J. Green photo 27. A.J. Green WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Can someone explain why everyone suddenly stopped believing Green to be a second-tier fantasy receiver. Every time he has played 16 games, Green has finished among the top 10 fantasy receivers. Sure, there have been two injuries in the last three seasons, but he was still dominant up until those. If you pro-rate his 2018 numbers out to a full season, we were looking at a pace of 90 receptions, 1,374 yards and 12 scores. Friends, that would have placed him sixth among wide receivers in fantasy scoring, just between Julio Jones and Michael Thomas. Don't stop drafting him as anything other than a WR1 until he stops performing like one.
5 weeks ago
Damien Williams photo 28. Damien Williams RB - KC (vs . LAC)
It's never a bad thing to have the running back attached to Andy Reid's offense, though Williams shouldn't go inside the top few rounds due to the question marks surrounding him. He's still yet to have more than 13 carries in a regular season game, so what makes us believe he's going to stand up to a full workload? The Chiefs also signed Carlos Hyde, who happens to be a pretty good running back, though all many remember is that he didn't produce while on the Jaguars. If you were deciding between Hyde and Williams on the same roster at this point last year, Hyde would've been the no-brainer. Williams may be a stud, but he also comes with dud potential.
8 weeks ago
Aaron Jones photo 29. Aaron Jones RB - GB (at DET)
If you're looking for a running back who comes with top-six upside, but also comes with a high-degree of uncertainty, Jones is your guy. He's the most talented running back on what should be a top-five scoring offense, but it appears the Packers haven't given up on Jamaal Williams just yet. He's ideally someone you snag as your second running back due to the risk associated with him.
8 weeks ago
Leonard Fournette photo 30. Leonard Fournette RB - JAC (vs . IND)
Everyone remembers what they saw last, which is why Fournette is dropping down draft boards. The last time fantasy owners saw him play, he totaled just 126 rushing yards and one touchdown over his last three games. What they don't know is that the Jaguars offensive line was missing 4-of-5 starters at the end of the year. Fournette is locked into 20 touches per week, which is extremely odd to find at the start of the third-round, which is where you can get him 90 percent of the time.
9 weeks ago
Derrick Henry photo 31. Derrick Henry RB - TEN (at HOU)
Are the Titans really ready to promote Henry to a workhorse role? That's doubtful considering Dion Lewis is still on the roster and they're not paying him close to $5 million this year to sit on the bench and be a cheerleader. Henry deserves more touches, that much is certain, but what happens when the Titans fall behind in a game? Lewis is far-and-away the better pass-catcher, which means Henry will be gamescript-dependent. If you believe the Titans are contenders and will finish with a winning record, that's a vote of confidence for Henry, though it's hard to say that with any confidence. He's the ultimate boom-or-bust running back, which is why he's best-suited as an RB2.
7 weeks ago
Adam Thielen photo 32. Adam Thielen WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
It was right to be a bit hesitant about Thielen last year, as it was going to be tough for both him and Stefon Diggs to be top-15 options. Fortunately, he and Diggs each saw at least 150 targets, allowing both of them to finish as top-10 options. They didn't add anyone to take targets away from them, outside of rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr., and we all know not to expect much out of rookie tight ends. It is worth noting, though, that after his hot start, Thielen was the WR23 from Week 9 through Week 16.
8 weeks ago
Stefon Diggs photo 33. Stefon Diggs WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
It's been quite the career arc for Diggs, who has gone from the WR46 his rookie year, to the WR30, WR19, and then WR10 in 2018 while collecting a career-high 150 targets. That's important, as it shows his new quarterback Kirk Cousins trusts him. With Adam Thielen around, it'll be tough for him to break into the top-five, but Diggs should be considered a relatively safe low-end WR1 in fantasy circles who would have top-five upside should something happen to Thielen.
8 weeks ago
Devonta Freeman photo 34. Devonta Freeman RB - ATL (at TB)
Do you remember Freeman's rookie year? Probably not, because it had him falling outside the top 35 running backs selected the following year. In that season, he totaled just 248 yards and one touchdown on 65 carries. That's significant because that's the only year he played under Dirk Koetter, who is now back in Atlanta as the coordinator. While Freeman will have a much bigger role, Koetter hasn't been able to boost a run-game during his time in Atlanta or Tampa Bay, so the ceiling has likely dropped for Freeman. And that's not to mention Ito Smith, whose role grew as the year went on in 2018.
7 weeks ago
Patrick Mahomes photo 35. Patrick Mahomes QB - KC (vs . LAC)
In terms of raw fantasy points, Mahomes broke the historical quarterback record, but when you compare him to the QB13, or above replacement value, he was merely 20th of all-time. While that is still great, of course, it was driven by an astronomical and unsustainable touchdown rate. Regress that to the expected mean and take Tyreek Hill away and there is no reason you should be considering him in the 2nd, let alone 1st round. If he drops to the late 3rd, you can consider drafting him then if you still like him more than Rodgers.
4 weeks ago
Brandin Cooks photo 36. Brandin Cooks WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Most wouldn't believe it, but 2018 was Cooks' most consistent season from a fantasy standpoint. That's impressive considering it was his first year in the offense, while the other receivers had more experience. He finished as a WR2 or better in 53.3 percent of his games, which ranked 14th among wide receivers. With Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods getting theirs, it'll be hard for Cooks to get into elite territory, but knowing he was this consistent should give drafters confidence in taking him as a high-end WR2.
8 weeks ago
Kerryon Johnson photo 37. Kerryon Johnson RB - DET (vs . GB)
Despite having an extremely limited role to start the season, Johnson finished as the RB18 in points per game during his rookie season. The Lions did sign C.J. Anderson, but Johnson has already shown he's able to produce with a veteran on the roster, and he's openly admitted that he doesn't want to be a 20-plus touch running back. He's not going to offer top-five upside, but Johnson should be an RB2 more often than not.
8 weeks ago
Kenny Golladay photo 38. Kenny Golladay WR - DET (vs . GB)
It's clear that the Lions view Golladay as their long-term WR1, though you do have to wonder just how high his ceiling will be. Despite Golden Tate leaving and Marvin Jones missing time at the end of the season, Golladay finished as the No. 21 receiver in fantasy. When drafting him as your WR2, understand that he may not have the upside or consistency of guys like Stefon Diggs and Brandin Cooks.
8 weeks ago
Zach Ertz photo 39. Zach Ertz TE - PHI (at NYG)
Ertz was spectacular again last season, even outscoring George Kittle in his record-breaking season. There is no doubt that Ertz will produce as long as he stays on the field, and especially with Carson Wentz back. With that said, it seems unlikely that Kittle will catch just 5 touchdowns this season with Jimmy G throwing passes so for now, Ertz sits at the end of that first tier of tight ends.
3 weeks ago
Robert Woods photo 40. Robert Woods WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
It required at least 11.7 PPR points to finish as a WR3 or better in 2018. That's a number Woods hit in 87.5 percent of his games. The wide receivers who did it more? Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, and Antonio Brown. That's it. He doesn't offer the upside of the top-tier guys, but as a steady, consistent WR2 in your lineup, Woods gets the job done.
8 weeks ago
Julian Edelman photo 41. Julian Edelman WR - NE (vs . MIA)
There are not nearly as many familiar faces for Tom Brady to look at nowadays, but Edelman remains as his favorite target. With Rob Gronkowski ailing last year, Edelman stepped up and finished as a WR2 or better in 75 percent of his games, a new career-high. With Gronkowski and Chris Hogan gone, Edelman's role isn't going to shrink in 2019. He's a sturdy WR2 presence.
8 weeks ago
O.J. Howard photo 42. O.J. Howard TE - TB (vs . ATL)
Howard may have finished as the TE13 last season but let's not forget that he only played 10 games and actually had more fantasy points per game than TE5, Jared Cook. Not only that, but Howard with get a full season of Jameis Winston who loves TEs nearly as much as anyone in the game. Howard breaks big plays and is a red-zone threat so it is within the realm of possibility that he ends up TE1 by season's end.
3 weeks ago
Sony Michel photo 43. Sony Michel RB - NE (vs . MIA)
It was a solid rookie year for Michel, who finished as the RB28 despite missing three full games. The issue with expecting a massive jump in production is his lack of usage in the passing game (just 7 receptions in 13 games), and the third-round draft pick of Damien Harris, as he's a threat to steal some early-down work. Still, Michel should provide RB2 value as long as he's healthy.
8 weeks ago
Tyler Lockett photo 44. Tyler Lockett WR - SEA (vs . SF)
The loss of Doug Baldwin will surely open up some targets for Lockett, and the best part is that they'll come where he's most effective. Lockett has posted the third-best numbers in the league from the slot over the last two years, behind only Tyreek Hill and A.J. Green. In the games that Baldwin missed all/most of in 2018, Lockett played in the slot on 59.4 percent of his snaps. His efficiency will have a hard time remaining as high as it was in 2018, but his increased snaps in the slot can help make up for it.
7 weeks ago
Josh Jacobs photo 45. Josh Jacobs RB - OAK (at DEN)
Any time you have a running back drafted inside the first-round of the NFL Draft, you'd better consider him in fantasy football. Why? Over the last six years, first-round running backs have averaged 283.4 touches in their rookie season. While the Raiders aren't likely to be a high-scoring offense, they should be improved significantly with the talent they've added on offense. Jacobs should be a low-end RB2, at worst.
7 weeks ago
Chris Godwin photo 46. Chris Godwin WR - TB (vs . ATL)
The hype on Godwin has reached its peak, as he's expected to make a splash in Bruce Arians' new offense. With Mike Evans stealing quite a large share of the targets, you have to wonder just how high the ceiling is for Godwin, as the Bucs are likely going to run the ball a bit more under Arians. Godwin is a rock-solid player, but you mustn't forget that he's the No. 2 receiver on his team, and there's also a tight end (O.J. Howard) who deserves a lot of targets by his own right. It's okay to like Godwin in 2019, but keep expectations in check.
7 weeks ago
Mark Ingram photo 47. Mark Ingram RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Leaving the nest of the Saints offense is something Ingram has never had to do, so life may seem a bit more difficult in Baltimore. It's a good thing that they'll be a run-first team with Lamar Jackson under center, but it's also a bad thing around the goal-line, as Jackson is more of a threat to score than Ingram. The Ravens drafted Justice Hill, and still have Kenneth Dixon and Gus Edwards on the roster, so it may be more of a timeshare than some believe, though Ingram should be the leader in the clubhouse. His lack of upside drops him below some of the other options in his range.
7 weeks ago
Cooper Kupp photo 48. Cooper Kupp WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
There will be some who are concerned about the after-effects of Kupp's ACL injury, but you shouldn't be one of them. With modern medicine, players bounce back from them all the time. Throughout his two years in the NFL, Kupp has posted WR2 or better numbers in 47.8 percent of his games, which is better than the career marks of Jarvis Landry, Brandin Cooks, Keenan Allen, and T.Y. Hilton. He may lack the upside of some, but his consistency is great. He's a solid low-end WR2, but an even better high-end WR3.
7 weeks ago
Andrew Luck photo 49. Andrew Luck QB - IND (at JAC)
Luck has now been a top-five fantasy quarterback in all four healthy seasons of his career. Last year, he accomplished it despite having a terrible receiving core, which has since seen significant upgrades., It isn't a stretch to put his ceiling at 5,000 yards and 45 touchdowns this year, which would obviously make him the top fantasy QB. With that said, the potential to re-injure to the shoulder also gives him a low floor.
4 weeks ago
Phillip Lindsay photo 50. Phillip Lindsay RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
It's pretty rare to see a running back who finished top-12 his rookie season despite missing a game fall down draft boards the following year, especially when the team didn't add another running back. That's precisely the case with Lindsay, who will share some touches with Royce Freeman, but Lindsay has proven to be much more capable in the pass-game than Freeman, which gives him the nod as the starter. While there is some built-in risk, it's not enough to knock Lindsay out of solid RB2 territory.
7 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson photo 51. Deshaun Watson QB - HOU (vs . TEN)
As great as Watson has been through the air over his first 22 games, he also has 820 rushing yards and 7 rushing TDs in that time. All of his underlying passing metrics went through the roof last year but his TD-rate unsurprisingly regressed. We can expect it to hang out there in the future, putting him in the 25 to 30 passing TD range. We can only help the unaddressed offensive line can keep him alive long enough to reach that mark.
4 weeks ago
Chris Carson photo 52. Chris Carson RB - SEA (vs . SF)
There are a lot of reasons to like Carson. Looking at how he finished the season, it's hard not to. From Week 12 on, he finished as the No. 4 fantasy running back behind only Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry, and Saquon Barkley. While Rashaad Penny is still there (and a former first-round pick), Mike Davis exited town, leaving behind plenty of touches for Penny. While Carson may not have the upside of others who are used in the pass-game consistently, he should be a solid RB2 provided he's healthy. This, of course, is a concern after hearing Carson "had a little work done" on his knee this offseason, so stay tuned for updates.
7 weeks ago
Kenyan Drake photo 53. Kenyan Drake RB - MIA (at NE)
He's the most talented running back on the Dolphins roster, though that didn't seem to mean all that much under Adam Gase. With Gase out of town, can Drake get the touches he deserves under new head coach Brian Flores? Most don't realize that despite not topping 17 touches in a game and only hitting more than 10 touches seven times in 2018 that Drake finished as the No. 17 running back. He doesn't offer top-five upside, but he might be a sturdy RB2 in 2019.
6 weeks ago
D.J. Moore photo 54. D.J. Moore WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Moore became a full-time player for the Panthers in Week 8, so we've already seen a glimpse of what he can offer. But how high is his consistency and what players was he comparable to once he did take over that starting job? His teammate Curtis Samuel saw nearly the same target share in those weeks and actually offered more constant production. Moore is the superior player, but he'll also see more top-tier cornerbacks than Samuel will. With Cam Newton's hit-or-miss accuracy, Moore will definitely have some duds thrown in, which is why he's best-suited as a WR3 on your fantasy team.
7 weeks ago
Aaron Rodgers photo 55. Aaron Rodgers QB - GB (at DET)
Mahomes may have just had one of the strongest seasons of all-time, but unlike Rodgers, he may have lost his top weapon. Plus, Rodgers still had a spectacular season despite everyone thinking it to be a major disappointment. He threw just 2 interceptions and posted his second highest yardage total of his career. The difference was TD-rate which is a volatile statistic, almost certain to bounce back up this year. Every single season he has been healthy, Rodgers has finished 1st or 2nd among fantasy QBs so expect more of the same now that he has two good legs.
4 weeks ago
Alshon Jeffery photo 56. Alshon Jeffery WR - PHI (at NYG)
Did you know Jeffery finished as the WR20 in his first season with the Eagles, and then finished as the WR26 in 2018 despite missing three full games? He's not an exciting pick, but he's proven production when in the lineup. It surely won't hurt that Carson Wentz should be back and healthy, as he posted better numbers with him than with Nick Foles.
7 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins photo 57. Sammy Watkins WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Here's your risk/reward player in the 4/5-round range, as Watkins presents solid WR3 marks with Tyreek Hill in the lineup, but presents top-12 upside if Hill were to be suspended and/or miss time. Watkins also comes with health risks, as his foot injury acted up again in 2018, meaning this is a chronic injury that can resurface at any point. You know the risk, but you also know the potential reward. If drafting him, surround him with a few safer players on your roster.
7 weeks ago
Calvin Ridley photo 58. Calvin Ridley WR - ATL (at TB)
It's not often we see a rookie wide receiver make an impact in fantasy football the way Ridley did, especially when there's a stud wide receiver on the other side of the field like Julio Jones. Despite that, Ridley popped-off for 821 yards and 10 touchdowns, finishing as the WR20. While some would expect him to build on that, the Falcons aren't likely to throw the ball as much as they did in 2018 due to their defensive stars being healthy again. He should offer a bit more consistency, though, and if something were to happen to Jones, he'd immediately be a top-15 play every week.
7 weeks ago
Allen Robinson photo 59. Allen Robinson WR - CHI (at MIN)
It's tough to know how you should value Robinson, as he was coming off a torn ACL in 2018, joining a new team with a new quarterback, and learning a new offense. With that being said, he'll likely be a bit more inconsistent than he was in Jacksonville due to the number of weapons the Bears have available. Between him, Anthony Miller, Taylor Gabriel, Trey Burton, Tarik Cohen, and David Montgomery, you may be stuck with some lackluster weeks, which is not something you want out of your WR2, meaning he's best-suited as a WR3 who'll give you some WR1 performances at times.
7 weeks ago
David Montgomery photo 60. David Montgomery RB - CHI (at MIN)
It's clear the Bears didn't think Jordan Howard fit into their offensive scheme after sending him away for a sixth-round pick, right? So, what does that say about Montgomery, who they traded up into the third-round to get? Howard finished as the RB20 in his first season under Matt Nagy. Montgomery was likely the best pure runner in the draft who's already shown the ability to handle a workhorse role, and offers more in the passing-game than Howard did, though most of that work will go to Tarik Cohen. Montgomery was drafted on a team that's built to win right now, which means he'll have big value immediately.
7 weeks ago
Mike Williams photo 61. Mike Williams WR - LAC (at KC)
There have been just 16 wide receivers who've been able to finish as a top-20 fantasy receiver with less than 100 targets over the last 10 years. Williams just did it with 66 targets, while Tyler Lockett did it with 71 targets in 2018. No other wide receivers can say they did it with less than 79 targets. The exit of Tyrell Williams in free agency means a lot more targets and consistency is in store for Mike Williams in 2019. It's rare to find a wide receiver being drafted outside the top-25 wide receivers with top-10 upside, but Williams has it.
7 weeks ago
Lamar Miller photo 62. Lamar Miller RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
He hasn't been the sexiest fantasy pick in recent years, but he's continually delivered RB2-type numbers for RB3 cost. After watching the Texans pass over plenty of running backs in the draft, it was a lock for Miller to be on the roster. Not just that, but they upgraded the offensive line through the draft as well, which can only help his efficiency. He isn't going to win you your fantasy league, but he's not going to lose it, either.
6 weeks ago
Robby Anderson photo 63. Robby Anderson WR - NYJ (at BUF)
There are many latching onto what Anderson did at the end of the year to justify him as a rock-solid WR3, but you should be a bit more skeptical. Not only was it a small sample size (four weeks of top-notch production), but he has a new head coach (Adam Gase) who hasn't been kind to fantasy owners. On top of that, the Jets added Le'Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder to the pass-catching corps, which will take away some of the target upside for Anderson. While he's a solid player, you have to wonder if there'll be much consistency from this offense.
6 weeks ago
Hunter Henry photo 64. Hunter Henry TE - LAC (at KC)
It is tough to know just how strong Henry will be in his return from the injury but seeing that he was prepared to play in the playoffs, it seems likely that he will be nearly back to 100%. Prior to his injury, Henry was every bit as efficient as Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce at the top of the league. Now that he is actually the starter and should see a major bump in targets, he may just leap into that top tight end tier.
3 weeks ago
Tevin Coleman photo 65. Tevin Coleman RB - SF (at SEA)
If anyone outside of Kyle Shanahan tells you what to expect out of the 49ers backfield, they're lying to you. Don't forget with even less talent on the roster last year, you couldn't figure out if it would be Matt Brieda, Alfred Morris, or Raheem Mostert. We now add Coleman, who had his best years under Shanahan, and Jerick McKinnon, who will be returning from a torn ACL. It's likely to be a timeshare, though there will be valuable weeks among them, and Coleman figures to lead the charge.
6 weeks ago
Baker Mayfield photo 66. Baker Mayfield QB - CLE (at CIN)
Mayfield was thrown into a tough situation last year, but pulled through better than most expected. Once the Browns got rid of Hue Jackson, Mayfield completed 68.4 percent of his passes and averaged 281.8 yards, 2.4 touchdowns, and 1.0 interception per game. The Browns added Odell Beckham this offseason, which definitely won't hurt. The reason to remain a bit wary of Mayfield taking the leap into elite territory is due to the defense getting much better and them running the ball a bit more to eat clock. He should present a high-floor for a middling QB1, however.
4 weeks ago
Derrius Guice photo 67. Derrius Guice RB - WAS (at DAL)
There are a lot of questions surrounding Guice's health right now, as he's said to be doing well in his rehab, but everything the Redskins are doing screams he's not. They re-signed Adrian Peterson to a two-year deal, still have Chris Thompson, and then drafted Bryce Love at the top of the fourth-round. He's someone who can move up draft boards if we're able to see him in the preseason, but this backfield is starting to look like a messy timeshare.
6 weeks ago
Tyler Boyd photo 68. Tyler Boyd WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
It's like everyone forgot how good A.J. Green is/was and now he's dropping down draft boards while Boyd is skyrocketing up them. It's not to say Boyd will return to the waiver wire fodder he was his first two seasons in the league where he scored 15 PPR points just twice in 26 games, but he's not going to return to the player who saw seven or more targets in 9-of-14 games with Green back in the lineup. Do we really believe Andy Dalton can support two consistent top-24 receivers? That's what you're banking on with Boyd, because we know Green will be there if healthy. The only time Dalton has produced two top-30 receivers was in 2014, when Green missed three games, allowing Mohamed Sanu to finish as the WR29. It's not to say it's not possible Boyd takes a leap in the new offense, but he's being drafted at/near his ceiling without a Green injury.
6 weeks ago
Jarvis Landry photo 69. Jarvis Landry WR - CLE (at CIN)
Despite no Josh Gordon and no Odell Beckham Jr. on the team last year, Landry finished as the WR19 despite playing all 16 games and seeing 149 targets. That was the eighth-most targets among receivers and the 27th-most points per game. Not exactly efficient, and Freddie Kitchens actually dialed back his targets when he took over. With Beckham in the mix, look for Landry to move down into the 120-target range, which is still valuable, but he's more of a WR3 than he is a WR2.
6 weeks ago
Evan Engram photo 70. Evan Engram TE - NYG (vs . PHI)
Engram was injured for part of the season, but when he was healthy, he was solid once again, ranking 7th among all tight ends with 9.4 half-PPR points per game. The draw in Engram, of course, is the fact that Odell Beckham left in free agency, and while he has always been great, Golden Tate fills in and is also a target hog. When Engram had so many targets two years ago, Roger Lewis, was the #2 wideout so it is a much different scenario now than it was then.
3 weeks ago
Rashaad Penny photo 71. Rashaad Penny RB - SEA (vs . SF)
It wasn't the rookie season that many expected out of Penny, who was drafted in the first-round by the Seahawks, but 2019 is looking up. Not only did the Seahawks let Mike Davis walk in free agency (he received 146 touches last year), but Chris Carson had some work done on his knee. The Seahawks are clearly a run-first team, meaning it's possible we see both Carson and Penny fantasy relevant. Worst case scenario, you have what might be the best handcuff in football.
6 weeks ago
Matt Ryan photo 72. Matt Ryan QB - ATL (at TB)
Ryan is not as sexy to own as Mahomes or Rodgers, but he certainly has gotten the job done over the last three seasons. In that time, no fantasy football player has more fantasy points, and with a reasonable 5.6% TD-rate, that pace appears to be sustainable. It further helps that he may have the best receiving core in football.
4 weeks ago
Dante Pettis photo 73. Dante Pettis WR - SF (at SEA)
He didn't start for the 49ers right away, which was somewhat puzzling, but when Pettis got onto the field, he flashed a bit. It was Week 10 when Pettis turned into a full-time player, and from then until Week 16, he was the No. 20 wide receiver in fantasy, with Nick Mullens as his quarterback. The 49ers did add Deebo Samuel in the draft, but as we saw with Pettis, there's no guarantee he'll be a starter right away. Even if so, Jimmy Garoppolo returning to the lineup should only help his consistency in fantasy lineups.
6 weeks ago
Corey Davis photo 74. Corey Davis WR - TEN (at HOU)
It's been a brutal start to Davis' career as someone who was supposed to be in the conversation of top-15 receivers entering year-three of his career. Instead, many are wondering whether he'll be able to deliver top-30 numbers now that they drafted A.J. Brown and spent some serious money on Adam Humphries. It was tough for Marcus Mariota to support a consistent wide receiver with the talent they had and it's unlikely that this makes it easier on the talented Davis who was a WR3 or better in just 37.5 percent of his games last year.
7 weeks ago
Latavius Murray photo 75. Latavius Murray RB - NO (at CAR)
Remember in 2017 when Alvin Kamara finished #3 and Mark Ingram finished #6 among all half-PPR fantasy running backs? Well, Ingram's average draft position was 46th overall last year even despite a 4-game suspension. He and Kamara proceeded to score 33.0 fantasy points per game combined last year after 32.7 in 2017. The point in saying all this is that Murray is replacing Ingram in one of the most useful roles in fantasy football. He may be a better version, yet is being drafted 45 spots after Ingram was last year, even despite Ingram having a four-game suspension. That doesn't seem smart.
5 weeks ago
Tarik Cohen photo 76. Tarik Cohen RB - CHI (at MIN)
We all believed Cohen was underused in John Fox's offense, and while he did finish as a top-15 running back in PPR last year, his touches didn't increase all that much under Matt Nagy. He finished the year with 20 more targets and 12 more rush attempts, which definitely helps, but the additions of David Montgomery and Mike Davis aren't going to help him add much to that number, so he'll have to remain ultra-efficient. Think of Cohen as a younger James White who may not see as many targets, but will get more carries.
6 weeks ago
Marvin Jones photo 77. Marvin Jones WR - DET (vs . GB)
It's surprising to see Jones fall as far as he is in drafts this year, as he was a solid presence in fantasy lineups when healthy last year. He posted WR2 or better numbers 33.3 percent of the time, which ranked 30th among receivers, and a lot of the games he played was with Golden Tate on the field. When you have a wide receiver post at least 54 yards in 7-of-9 games, he's worth WR3 consideration.
6 weeks ago
Will Fuller photo 78. Will Fuller WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Fuller will be coming off an ACL tear in 2019, though that's not as daunting as it once was. During his career, he's been a different player with/without Deshaun Watson, as he's averaged 4.1 receptions for 71.1 yards and 1.0 touchdowns per game with Watson, compared to just 3.1 receptions for 38.7 yards, and 0.1 touchdowns per game without him. The addition of Keke Coutee is going to eat into his target share, but Fuller was always somewhat of a big-play threat who needed to get it done on limited targets. That won't change in 2019.
6 weeks ago
Russell Wilson photo 79. Russell Wilson QB - SEA (vs . SF)
As odd as it may seem with Wilson finishing as the fantasy QB9, he had the most efficient passing season of his career in 2018. The differences, of course, were that the rest of the league caught up, Seattle ran the snot out of the ball, and that Wilson himself only rushed for 376 yards with 0 scores. Unless they throw more or he returns to scrambling as a 30-year-old, he isn't likely to improve on that QB9 ranking this season.
4 weeks ago
James White photo 80. James White RB - NE (vs . MIA)
How are we devaluing White's role on the Patriots again? With Rob Gronkowski, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Chris Hogan gone, Tom Brady is going to be looking for some familiar faces and it's not like they've used Sony Michel in the passing game. White should have a similar role to last year, you know, the one that had him wind-up as the RB8 on the season. We're all still probably too low on him.
6 weeks ago
Cam Newton photo 81. Cam Newton QB - CAR (vs . NO)
Cam is expected back for Week 1, but that may be a mistake, as shoulders more than often require babying so they don't flare back up. Whichever way they take this, Newton will either miss a few weeks to open the season or struggle in the passing game like he did in 2018. Regardless, his legs, and especially in the end zone, make him a lock to be a top 10 performer while he is on the field, and perhaps as high as top 3 as we've seen from Cam numerous times.
4 weeks ago
Christian Kirk photo 82. Christian Kirk WR - ARI (at LAR)
On a team with not much fantasy appeal, Kirk made a splash his rookie year, totaling 590 yards and three touchdowns on just 68 targets. Under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury, the Cardinals are going to be four-wide a lot, which will allow Kirk to get more time in the slot, opposite Larry Fitzgerald, which is where most thought he'd wind up. If Kyler Murray lives up to the hype, Kirk just might be a fantasy starter, and has the chance to overtake Fitzgerald as the top option on the Cardinals.
6 weeks ago
Carson Wentz photo 83. Carson Wentz QB - PHI (at NYG)
In the 11 weeks Wentz was healthy last season, he was the QB13 thanks to a greatly diminished TD-rate (as expected). With that said, he was even more efficient than his 2017 MVP campaign so there is more upside. The concern, of course, is that Wentz is still not healed from the back injury that kept him out at the end of the season so be sure to monitor that as your fantasy draft draws near.
4 weeks ago
Drew Brees photo 84. Drew Brees QB - NO (at CAR)
Although Brees has now been a top 10 fantasy quarterback in 15 straight seasons, he has dipped down to QB9 and QB8 over the last to years because of a major decrease in pass attempts. His efficiency has never been better which makes him a safe and reliable option, but unfortunately, his upside is outside the top 5 QBs at this stage.
4 weeks ago
Jared Cook photo 85. Jared Cook TE - NO (at CAR)
We know Drew Brees' offense is fantasy gold for tight ends, but we saw Cook with Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers in 2016 and he did nothing, so perhaps even Brees won't lock him into the fantasy top 12. Additionally, Cook was TE15 in 2017 before his big 2018 season which was fueled by the fact that Jordy Nelson was their #1 receiver. In New Orleans, he will be the #3 or #4 option at best so perhaps we should be careful with our expectations.
3 weeks ago
Jordan Howard photo 86. Jordan Howard RB - PHI (at NYG)
If you've been hibernating since the end of the football season, you may have missed Howard being traded to the Eagles for a measly sixth-round pick. While some saw this as a value, Howard is an afterthought now that the Eagles spent a second-round pick on Miles Sanders, the more complete running back. Doug Pederson has allowed one running back to play more than 42 snaps in a game during his three years in Philadelphia: Darren Sproles, a do-it-all running back. Howard topped that number five times while with the Bears in 2018 alone with absolutely zero competition for the early-down role. He's more likely to be on waiver wires than he is returning to stud status.
6 weeks ago
Courtland Sutton photo 87. Courtland Sutton WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
Despite starting for much of the season and finishing with 84 targets, Sutton failed to capitalize on them in his rookie season. He finished with just over 700 yards, which isn't horrible, but he now has a quarterback (Joe Flacco) who hasn't supported consistency out of wide receivers his entire career. On top of that, the Broncos moved to a defense-first head coach who'll want to run the ball a bit more often. It's tough to see Sutton overcoming some of these obstacles and breaking out in 2019.
6 weeks ago
Sterling Shepard photo 88. Sterling Shepard WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
There are many excited for Shepard's potential with Odell Beckham off to Cleveland. While his target potential has definitely improved, his role must now change, especially with Golden Tate being signed to seemingly take over the slot role that Shepard has occupied for the last few seasons. When playing on the perimeter, Shepard has seen 62 targets over the last two years and hasn't scored a touchdown. If you're drafting him, it's due to his increase in volume, because his efficiency will take a hit.
6 weeks ago
Eric Ebron photo 89. Eric Ebron TE - IND (at JAC)
Ebron had an excellent fantasy season in 2018 but it was almost exclusively touchdown driven. You can say that is good, but why would we think it was the norm after the exact opposite was the knock on him all along. The scariest thing about Ebron is that when Doyle came back from injury, Ebron played just 22%, 38% and 40% of the team snaps even despite his prior performance. Ebron isn't even a lock to be the starter so be careful on draft day.
3 weeks ago
Royce Freeman photo 90. Royce Freeman RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
There are many who've written off Freeman as just a backup, while others are expecting his talent to shine through and earn a bigger role under the new coaching staff. The issue is that Phillip Lindsay is a better pass-catcher, which means he isn't going away. Still, Freeman will have a role in the offense, even if it's in a timeshare. He can deliver low-end flex numbers with RB2 upside if something were to happen to Lindsay.
5 weeks ago
Golden Tate photo 91. Golden Tate WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
As we saw with Tate in Philadelphia last year, it's tough to go to a brand-new team and produce the way fantasy owners have come to expect. He's now on his third team in months, though it helps the Giants lack big-name receivers, so he's likely going to see plenty of targets. Yes, those targets will be coming from Eli Manning, but don't forget that Manning has been able to support Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard as somewhat consistent fantasy options. He's a low-upside WR3/4 option.
6 weeks ago
Jameis Winston photo 92. Jameis Winston QB - TB (vs . ATL)
With Fitzpatrick gone, Winston is no longer at risk of surrendering games to the backup. He may not be great in real life, but from a fantasy standpoint, this gunslinger piles up the points. In fact, he and Ryan Fitzpatrick last year combined for the 2nd most fantasy points in football. With one of the top receiving cores in football, Winston could potentially eclipse 4,800 yards with the touchdowns to put him in the top 3.
4 weeks ago
David Njoku photo 93. David Njoku TE - CLE (at CIN)
Njoku was solid but unspectacular last season, finishing after Trey Burton and Austin Hooper as the TE9. Yes, he will have a full season of Baker Mayfield, but he will also have Odell Beckham now hogging the targets. With both of those major changes, Njoku should still end back up in the top 10 this season.
3 weeks ago
LeSean McCoy photo 94. LeSean McCoy RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
As if 2018 wasn't disappointing enough for McCoy and his fantasy owners, but this offseason has clouded the one thing he always had going for him - volume. They signed veteran Frank Gore, former second-rounder T.J. Yeldon, and drafted Devin Singletary, suggesting it's possible McCoy doesn't make the roster. Even if he does, he'll be 31 years old and coming off a career-worst 3.2 yards per carry. Doug Martin scored more fantasy points than he did in 2018.
5 weeks ago
Dede Westbrook photo 95. Dede Westbrook WR - JAC (vs . IND)
It's quite shocking to see the consensus has Westbrook as a borderline WR3 and that they would take him over Larry Fitzgerald in a redraft format. Do you believe that Nick Foles improves the pass-catchers' stock in Jacksonville? Tough to argue that point. To this point in his career, Westbrook has posted WR2 or better numbers in just 26.1 percent of his games, which is comparable to Kendall Wright's career numbers.
6 weeks ago
Curtis Samuel photo 96. Curtis Samuel WR - CAR (vs . NO)
His teammate D.J. Moore is the favorite among the fantasy community, but Samuel actually performed better than him last year. Despite playing in just 12 games, Samuel hit WR2-type numbers in four games, while Moore hit that mark just three times while playing all 16 games. He may not have the consistent floor that Moore does, but he can help fill a few bye weeks if needed.
5 weeks ago
Jared Goff photo 97. Jared Goff QB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Goff had a spectacular regular season but over the final eight weeks including the playoffs, he totaled just 7 touchdowns and 9 interceptions with 236 yards per game (or just 3,700 over a full season). That is a red flag for sure, but it doesn't remove the fact that he could very well bounce back and become a top 12 fantasy QB once again.
4 weeks ago
Larry Fitzgerald photo 98. Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARI (at LAR)
What happens when you have an offense that's going to run 70 plays per game, yet they have multiple rookie wide receivers in the starting lineup? You get a lot of Larry Fitzgerald targets. Many are basing their decisions not to draft Fitzgerald on what he offered last year, which was still a top-30 fantasy wide receiver while his team ran just 56 plays per game with Sam Bradford and Josh Rosen under center. Don't be shocked if Fitzgerald becomes a safety blanket for the rookie Kyler Murray and finishes as a top-30 wide receiver once again.
6 weeks ago
Anthony Miller photo 99. Anthony Miller WR - CHI (at MIN)
It was a somewhat rough year for Miller in 2018, as most don't realize he had a Jones fracture in his foot prior to the NFL Draft, which was why he didn't participate in the Combine. He then went on to play through a separated shoulder his rookie season, yet proceeded to score seven touchdowns on just 54 targets. Miller seemingly has a knack for the end zone, as he scored 33 touchdowns in his final 26 games at Memphis. He did have shoulder surgery this offseason, but he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Knowing how well he played through injuries, you must wonder what he can do when healthy while playing the slot in Matt Nagy's offense.
6 weeks ago
Ben Roethlisberger photo 100. Ben Roethlisberger QB - PIT (at BAL)
Six hundred and seventy five. That's how many pass attempts Big Ben threw in 2018. That number is going to drop, perhaps even by 100 so don't be expecting another 5,000 yards or another QB3 fantasy performance on the season. With that said, when Big Ben has been on the field, he is a consistent top 15 option so we ought to plan for much of the same even despite the decrease in volume and the loss of Antonio Brown.
4 weeks ago
Keke Coutee photo 101. Keke Coutee WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
When in the lineup, Coutee was a very big part of the Texans offense, seeing 41 targets in just six games. Some will wonder what that would look like with both Will Fuller and Deandre Hopkins on the field, but we did see a glimpse of that, as Hopkins was targeted 39 times, Coutee 30 times, and Fuller 19 times. While Fuller will offer bigger "booms" due to the nature of his game, it might be Coutee who's a bit more consistent while playing in the slot.
6 weeks ago
Dak Prescott photo 102. Dak Prescott QB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Dak's touchdown rate has been oddly low in each of his three seasons, but he somehow has 6 rushing TDs in each of those years to make up for it. As a result, the "underwhelming" quarterback has finished top 12 at his position each year of his career. With a full season of Amari Cooper, there is no reason to expect any different.
4 weeks ago
Kyler Murray photo 103. Kyler Murray QB - ARI (at LAR)
Murray was the 1.1 pick so you would think he will start right away, but with the Cardinals not contending, it wouldn't be a surprise if they took their time getting him ready. There is also a substantial injury risk for this slender run-first quarterback. With that said, in games he starts, we are looking at a fringe QB1 with upside to finish even in the top 5 fantasy quarterbacks.
4 weeks ago
Vance McDonald photo 104. Vance McDonald TE - PIT (at BAL)
We know McDonald has untapped potential as he is oozing with upside, and it further helps that Antonio Brown is leaving 168 targets on the table. Did you know, though, that even prior to those truths, McDonald was a top 12 fantasy tight end last season? If you wait on tight end, he is a great fallback plan.
3 weeks ago
Ronald Jones II photo 105. Ronald Jones II RB - TB (vs . ATL)
The Bucs told us all we needed to know in the draft and free agency - they don't feel like they need to add another running back. No one is suggesting they're confident Jones will tear the league up, but you should be confident that he's the starter in Bruce Arians' offense, which has historically netted great results. Peyton Barber isn't the long-term answer, so look for them to find out if Jones is, which requires more than the 30 touches he got as a rookie.
6 weeks ago
Jerick McKinnon photo 106. Jerick McKinnon RB - SF (at SEA)
There was a time last year when McKinnon was being drafted as a top-12 fantasy running back. That was until he tore his ACL. While he was being overdrafted last year, his price is much more appealing as we head into 2019. He'll be the primary pass-catching running back in the offense, as the 49ers had the option to release him prior to April without paying his 2019 salary, but they didn't, and Kyle Shanahan says he will be a big part of their offense. He's far from a sure thing, but given his price, he's worth a shot as your RB4.
6 weeks ago
Philip Rivers photo 107. Philip Rivers QB - LAC (at KC)
Here's the example of a player who's top-five at his position in real-life, but not when it comes to fantasy. You've probably heard it a million times - Rivers has been a top-14 quarterback in 11-of-13 seasons, so you're drafting him at his floor if he's being taken as the QB14. Well, no. Rivers is a very consistent quarterback, but he's not going to help lead your team to a championship. There was just one game in 2018 where he totaled more than 24 fantasy points, and it's because his defense has continually gotten better. He also doesn't offer anything rushing, so unless his defense takes a step back in 2019, he's not going to have much of a chance to deliver much better numbers in 2019.
4 weeks ago
Geronimo Allison photo 108. Geronimo Allison WR - GB (at DET)
The more we hear about the Packers receiver corps, the more it seems like Allison will be starting opposite Davante Adams. Many have already forgotten that Allison was the No. 26 wide receiver in fantasy for the first quarter of the season before suffering a season-ending injury. If Allison is the clear-cut starter, he belongs in the WR3/4 conversation.
5 weeks ago
Miles Sanders photo 109. Miles Sanders RB - PHI (at NYG)
There are many who believe Sanders' three-down skill-set will make Doug Pederson change his ways, though you shouldn't be so sure about that. During his three years in Philadelphia, there has been just one running back who has topped 42 snaps in a game, and that was Darren Sproles, who is more of a scat-back than a traditional one. They also traded for Jordan Howard, who is likely to steal some goal-line work, as he was really good in that role with the Bears. Sanders is likely to end the year as a top-25 fantasy running back, but it'll likely be a bumpy road, similar to how it was with Jay Ajayi.
6 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler photo 110. Austin Ekeler RB - LAC (at KC)
He's never going to win you a fantasy league, but Ekeler can play a role if you're in a league with a lot of starters. Even with Melvin Gordon healthy, Ekeler touched the ball in-between 7-14 times from Week 1 to Week 7. It seemed as if the Chargers were okay with Justin Jackson as the primary workhorse if Gordon went down, but knowing Ekeler should total anywhere between 120-200 touches in the Chargers offense carries value.
5 weeks ago
DeSean Jackson photo 111. DeSean Jackson WR - PHI (at NYG)
Jackson returns to Philadelphia, though this time he's got a much better supporting cast. Between Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz, he won't be asked to be the focal point of the offense, but rather a game-changer in how a defense has to approach them. He still has the speed to beat cornerbacks down the field, as evidenced by his 18.9 yards per catch in 2018. Just don't draft him and expect WR2 numbers or anything. He'll be a splash player in the Eagles offense.
5 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson photo 112. Lamar Jackson QB - BAL (vs . PIT)
In seven starts, Jackson never completed more than 14 passes, never threw for more than 204 yards and only once tossed multiple TDs in a game. Even still, he was QB13 in that time. You'd have to think he has more upside with the arm and if they continue to use him like a running back, he has a great fantasy floor, but there is injury risk to consider as well.
4 weeks ago
Michael Gallup photo 113. Michael Gallup WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Does everyone realize Gallup actually saw a lot more targets with Amari Cooper in the lineup? He went from 22 targets in the first seven games (3.1 per game) without Cooper, to 46 targets in the final nine games (5.1 per game) with Cooper, and that includes a zero-target game. He was a rookie last year, so it was only natural for his role to grow, and he did that despite Cooper coming there. He's probably going to be on a lot of sleeper lists come August.
5 weeks ago
Mitch Trubisky photo 114. Mitch Trubisky QB - CHI (at MIN)
Trubisky was not only much improved in the passing game last year, but he finished with 421 rushing yards and 3 scores on the ground. For a three week stretch, he was the top scorer not only in the NFL but in fantasy football history. There is a big ceiling here but he is also one of the riskiest week to week options in the QB2 range as well.
4 weeks ago
Austin Hooper photo 115. Austin Hooper TE - ATL (at TB)
It may have been the quietest top-six tight end finish of all time for Hooper last year, but that's where he was at. Now, his totals were inflated due to more passing than the Falcons wanted to do last year, as their defense was in shambles, forcing them to air it out against opponents. Hooper saw what was a career-high 88 targets because of that. With Calvin Ridley entering his second year, he figures to be more involved as well. Despite his top-six finish, Hooper posted top-12 type numbers just 37.5 percent of the time, which was tied with Jimmy Graham, and Trey Burton for 13th among tight ends, so there were some big performances to help him get there, and not so much consistency.
4 weeks ago
Trey Burton photo 116. Trey Burton TE - CHI (at MIN)
It was supposed to be a breakout season for Burton in 2018 under Matt Nagy, but instead, it was a mediocre season. While he did finish as the No. 7 tight end, anyone who owned him can tell you it was frustrating. He played all 16 games, but he was hampered by some injuries at the end of the year. While year two could bring more consistency, we should have both Anthony Miller and Allen Robinson nearing full health, as they dealt with injuries as well in 2018. Burton isn't going to turn into Travis Kelce despite playing in the same offense, but he's still likely going to finish as a top-10 tight end at year's end.
4 weeks ago
Ito Smith photo 117. Ito Smith RB - ATL (at TB)
After an impressive rookie campaign where he played more than expected, Smith will look to build on his 117-touch, 467-yard rookie season. He'll play alongside Devonta Freeman who's dealt with some injuries as of late and is now 27 years old. The Falcons may choose to employ a timeshare, but it's likely it's a 70/30 split between the two. Smith would offer weekly RB2 potential if Freeman were to miss any time, making him a valuable handcuff who has some standalone value even without injury.
5 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins photo 118. Kirk Cousins QB - MIN (vs . CHI)
There is reason to be concerned that the Vikings won't pass as much this season since Dalvin Cook is fully healthy and that after they changed coordinators, they passed much less often. There is also substantial upside, however, if Cousins again throws 600+ passes with Diggs, Theilen, Rudolph and the aforementioned Cook catching passes. If his TD-rate leaps to 7%, we'd be talking about 42 TD passes to go with the 4,368 yards he averages over the last few years. There is a reason, after all, that Cousins has been QB8, QB5, QB6 and QB13 in his four years starting.
1 week ago
Devin Funchess photo 119. Devin Funchess WR - IND (at JAC)
Going from Cam Newton to Andrew Luck is going to feel really good for Funchess, as Newton isn't what you'd describe as an accurate passer, completing more than 61.7 percent of passes once in his career. Meanwhile, Luck completed 67.3 percent of his passes in 2018 in his first season under Frank Reich. It's going to be hard for him to find the targets he did in Carolina with so many mouths to feed, but he'll be a factor in the red zone opposite T.Y. Hilton, who hasn't been a big red zone presence during his career.
6 weeks ago
Dion Lewis photo 120. Dion Lewis RB - TEN (at HOU)
After signing a big contract with the Titans, it appears they backed-off using him extensively towards the end of last year when Derrick Henry went bonkers. The Titans have said they want the offense to be built around Henry, but Lewis is much better in pass-protection and is a much better pass-catcher. In games the Titans fall behind, Lewis will have a bigger role.
5 weeks ago
D'Onta Foreman photo 121. D'Onta Foreman RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
If you want to bet against history, Foreman might be for you. Achilles tears have been labeled as career enders, though some believe Foreman can bounce-back due to his young age. After suffering the injury during the 2017 season, he returned to just seven carries in 2018 that netted one negative yard. The Texans not drafting a running back to replace Lamar Miller was a vote of confidence in Foreman, but history hasn't been kind to players with these injuries.
5 weeks ago
Josh Allen photo 122. Josh Allen QB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Allen is an RB3 who also happens to complete 14 passes per game. He'll have some big performances again, as we saw last year, but more often than not, he'll put up 130 passing yards, 0 TDs and 2 interceptions to destroy your week. In Best Ball formats, use the green light on Allen, but even for SuperFlex leagues, he is merely a streamer.
4 weeks ago
Kenny Stills photo 123. Kenny Stills WR - MIA (at NE)
If you're looking for a receiver to finish much higher than his draft position, Stills practically always does this. Did you know he was a top-30 wide receiver in both 2016 and 2017, then the No. 52 receiver in 2018? It's a new coaching staff and that'll shake things up, but the upgrade at quarterback is appealing. He may not be a sexy pick, but he's continually undervalued.
5 weeks ago
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 124. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - GB (at DET)
Despite seeing just five targets in the first four games of the season, Valdes-Scantling finished his rookie season with a solid 581 yards and two touchdowns. He moved into the slot role when Randall Cobb was out of the lineup, which gives him a leg-up on the competition, as Geronimo Allison is likely starting on the perimeter, which means Equanimeous St. Brown would be the odd man out from last year. If Valdes-Scantling can earn more of Aaron Rodgers' trust, he could vault up into the WR3/4 conversation.
5 weeks ago
Adrian Peterson photo 125. Adrian Peterson RB - WAS (at DAL)
Peterson said he wants to rush for another 1,000 yards this season. Well, yeah, but how does he do that with a healthy Derrius Guice, Chris Thompson, and Bryce Love? It's either Guice isn't going to be ready to start the season, or Peterson is dreaming. If Guice isn't ready to start the year, Peterson should offer low-end RB2 value, but from everything that's been said, they're expecting Guice to be ready. Peterson is likely nothing more than a handcuff to Guice.
4 weeks ago
Darrell Henderson photo 126. Darrell Henderson RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Are there concerns with Todd Gurley? Yes, but let's not pretend he's no longer on the team. Henderson takes the place of John Kelly, who was drafted last year to fill this role. Some have suggested the Rams love Henderson, but a third-round pick doesn't scream "love him." Whatever the case, Henderson would likely share backup duties with Malcolm Brown should something cause Gurley to miss time. Henderson does offer much more upside than Brown as the superior pass-catcher.
5 weeks ago
Robert Foster photo 127. Robert Foster WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
There are many taking solace in the fact that Foster finished with three 100-yard games over the final seven weeks, and while it was impressive, it's not repeatable. He saw more than five targets in just two games, not nearly enough to have consistent production. On top of that, the Bills went out and snagged both John Brown and Cole Beasley in free agency. Unless they bench their leading receiver last year (Zay Jones), Foster won't be on the field very much. It's possible he overtakes Jones, but do you really want the third option on a run-first team. Pass on Foster and let someone else cut him after the first few weeks.
4 weeks ago
John Brown photo 128. John Brown WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
After starting 2018 with a bang, Brown regressed once Lamar Jackson took over as the starter in Baltimore, leaving many to forget just how good he was at the start of the year. He made the choice to go to Buffalo to play with Josh Allen, which isn't going to help his consistency issues. Allen completed just 52.8 percent of his passes last year, a number that is horrible. Only Allen and Josh Rosen completed less than 57.7 percent of their passes. Combine the low completion percentage with a run-first offense and you're going to have a lot of ups and downs with Brown, but more downs.
5 weeks ago
Matt Breida photo 129. Matt Breida RB - SF (at SEA)
Some are excited about Breida and how cheap he's coming in drafts, but you shouldn't be one of them. Think about it... Despite Jerick McKinnon being out for the year, Breida was forced to compete with Alfred Morris and Raheem Mostert for touches. Not only did they get the high-priced McKinnon back, but they signed Tevin Coleman. None of this looks good for Breida, who's been under Kyle Shanahan the last two years, but has been given no vote of confidence. He's just a handcuff to Coleman/McKinnon at this point.
4 weeks ago
Delanie Walker photo 130. Delanie Walker TE - TEN (at HOU)
After missing all of the 2018 season, Walker returns to what looks like a full house of pass-catchers. He'll now compete with Corey Davis, A.J. Brown, and Adam Humphries for targets from Marcus Mariota, who really struggled in Walker's absence. While we look for reasons to fade Walker, he just might be the one Mariota looks back to in order to regain some confidence. He's not going to finish as a top-five tight end anymore, but top-12 is well within reach.
4 weeks ago
James Washington photo 131. James Washington WR - PIT (at BAL)
His rookie season didn't produce big stats for Washington despite him starting for a portion of the season, but that hasn't stopped his quarterback and head coach from talking him up. The way Ben Roethlisberger talks about Washington is the same way Aaron Rodgers talked about Davante Adams after a bad rookie campaign, saying he sees the player in practice, but they just need to translate it to the game. With Antonio Brown gone, you're going to see Washington get his shot in 2019.
6 weeks ago
N'Keal Harry photo 132. N'Keal Harry WR - NE (vs . MIA)
We're always left looking for the next big thing in the Patriots offense, only most of those hyped players never pan out. The Patriots spent a first-round pick on Harry to walk in and start right away, but how will he fare as a rookie receiver who will get minimal time with Tom Brady. Remember, Brady doesn't show up early in training camp like some younger quarterbacks, so it's going to be difficult for those two to develop instant chemistry on the field. There's likely going to be some highs his rookie season, but there's also going to be some downs.
6 weeks ago
Nyheim Hines photo 133. Nyheim Hines RB - IND (at JAC)
We already saw the role Hines will have on the Colts, as he's not the lead back but rather the passing-down back. He tallied 85 carries and 81 targets last year, which is more than enough volume in that high-scoring offense to be fantasy relevant. The Colts have said they want Marlon Mack to carry most of the workload, but think of Hines like the Duke Johnson of their offense. He should offer RB4 numbers regularly in PPR formats, though he doesn't offer much upside, even if Mack were to miss time, as they'd share the workload between him, Spencer Ware, and Jordan Wilkins.
5 weeks ago
Tom Brady photo 134. Tom Brady QB - NE (vs . MIA)
The Patriots are still passing plenty with 1551 attempts over the last two years, but Brady is averaging just 7.7 yards per attempt in that time. He will continue to toss around 30 touchdowns too, but with no rushing points added, that will merely be enough to get him back to QB10 at the very most.
4 weeks ago
Jimmy Garoppolo photo 135. Jimmy Garoppolo QB - SF (at SEA)
Jimmy G was exceptional in his first five games with the 49ers, not knowing the playbook, but still passing for what would have been 4,900 yards if you pro-rated those games to a full season. Last year, however, he was only mortal (3,829 yards, 27 TDs, 16 INT pace) before his injury. Let's not pretend that recovering from a torn ACL is especially easy either. You can dream on him all you want, but there are a dozen and a half more reliable options.
4 weeks ago
Peyton Barber photo 136. Peyton Barber RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Some believe Barber still has the inside-track on the starting job, though if you've read the tea leaves this offseason, everything is hinting towards Ronald Jones as the starter. While it's possible Barber is nothing more than a backup, it's also possible that Jones is just not very good, making him slightly more valuable than just a handcuff, though that's likely what he'll be.
4 weeks ago
Tyreek Hill photo 137. Tyreek Hill WR - KC (vs . LAC)
There's a lot of uncertainty surrounding Hill right now, as he's going through another off-the-field issue that involved his child. The Chiefs have asked him to stay away from the team right now as it's going through the court system. It appears as if Hill will be suspended at some point, it's just a matter of how long. He has all the potential in the world when on the field, but we don't know when that will happen right now.
6 weeks ago
Carlos Hyde photo 138. Carlos Hyde RB - KC (vs . LAC)
The Chiefs have already acknowledged Damien Williams will be their starter, but he's a running back who's still yet to see more than 13 carries in a regular season game or 50 carries in a full season. There's no better handcuff to bet on than Andy Reid's, as whoever is taking snaps in his offense will post RB2 numbers, at minimum. Hyde doesn't cost you very much to have on your bench, and let's be honest, if someone would've asked you a year ago who you'd rather have as your team's running back, you would've chosen Hyde over Williams. He's someone who may not even need an injury to eventually take the starting job.
5 weeks ago
Chris Herndon IV photo 139. Chris Herndon IV TE - NYJ (at BUF)
Did Herndon make a splash during his rookie season? Yes, he did. Does that mean it'll continue in year two? No. The offense has been completely overhauled, starting up top with the head coach Adam Gase, who turned Mike Gesicki into an afterthought in fantasy, though many experts had him as the top tight end in last year's class. The Jets also added Jamison Crowder and Le'Veon Bell, two players who'll take targets away from Herndon over the middle of the field. Gase's offense has produced less than 58 plays in two of his last three seasons and the Jets are likely to play solid defense with a ball-control style offense. That doesn't add up to much for last year's promising rookie.
4 weeks ago
Emmanuel Sanders photo 140. Emmanuel Sanders WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
A 32-year-old who tore his Achilles in December? Not only is that usually a full 10-12 month recovery, but it's also the worst injury a skill-position player can suffer. There's a reason it's known as a career-ender. It's best to avoid him in drafts this year.
5 weeks ago
DaeSean Hamilton photo 141. DaeSean Hamilton WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
There are some expecting a breakout season from Hamilton after he posted four straight 40-plus yard games with two touchdowns in the final month of the season, but you should have some doubts. Not only is Courtland Sutton the No. 1 option on the team, but they also brought in Noah Fant, a possession-style tight end, in the first-round of the draft. On top of that, Joe Flacco has never really supported a consistent wide receiver in fantasy for more than spurts. Hamilton is talented, but it's likely the wrong situation to expect a breakout.
5 weeks ago
Tyrell Williams photo 142. Tyrell Williams WR - OAK (at DEN)
The season in which Williams broke out was when Keenan Allen got injured, while playing with Philip Rivers. Now he'll go to play behind Antonio Brown with Derek Carr at quarterback. Tying yourself to the No. 2 option under Derek Carr doesn't seem smart when he hasn't supported a consistent No. 1 option to this point in his career.
4 weeks ago
Jack Doyle photo 143. Jack Doyle TE - IND (at JAC)
Is it possible that we're all overrating Eric Ebron and underrating Doyle? When both were on the field last year, Doyle led the two of them in both snaps and targets.
4 weeks ago
Marquise Goodwin photo 144. Marquise Goodwin WR - SF (at SEA)
There have been games with Goodwin that make everyone want to believe he's more than just a role player. It's why he was being drafted as a top-36 wide receiver last year. A year later, everyone has forgotten about him. The 49ers have drafted three wide receivers inside the top three rounds over the last two years, but as we saw with Dante Pettis last year, it doesn't mean they'll get on the field right away. Goodwin still possesses game-changing speed down the field, but is likely going to lose snaps as the year goes on.
5 weeks ago
Kareem Hunt photo 145. Kareem Hunt RB - CLE (at CIN)
There's no easy way to put this, but DO NOT DRAFT Hunt in your redraft league this year. It doesn't matter if he's there in the 13th round, let someone else take on that burden. Not only is he suspended for the first eight games of the season, but he's behind a guy who rushed for nearly 1,000 yards despite not starting until Week 7. Did I mention that running back was also drafted by the Browns at the start of the second-round in 2018? The first four weeks of the season are the most important weeks of the season for the waiver wire, so why hold yourself hostage with a guy who's not even a lock to play once his suspension is over? Not to mention bye week issues you'll have. On top of that, you've never seen him outside a Chiefs offense, where every running back put in the lineup succeeds. I'm not saying he's not a good player, but Chubb is better.
6 weeks ago
Donte Moncrief photo 146. Donte Moncrief WR - PIT (at BAL)
He's become somewhat of a journeyman at this point, looking for a home. Those type of receivers don't have 'breakout' years in year-six of their career. He'll battle with James Washington and rookie Diontae Johnson for snaps, though it should be expected that Moncrief will be on the field for three-wide sets with Washington and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Did you know Moncrief has just one 100-yard game over his last three seasons? He may catch touchdowns from time-to-time, but chemistry with a new quarterback isn't built overnight.
5 weeks ago
Kalen Ballage photo 147. Kalen Ballage RB - MIA (at NE)
Some seem to believe Ballage has a shot at the starting job, but you shouldn't bank on that. Kenyan Drake is the superior running back of the two and has already shown what he's capable of on the NFL level. Even if Ballage gets into a timeshare, it's not going to be a high-scoring offense in year one under Brian Flores, so you wouldn't be getting much. He should be treated as a low-level handcuff to Drake.
4 weeks ago
Kyle Rudolph photo 148. Kyle Rudolph TE - MIN (vs . CHI)
After getting his contract extension to stay with the Vikings, it should be expected for him to remain the starter while they bring rookie Irv Smith Jr. along slowly. Rudolph may have shown up as the No. 8 fantasy tight end at year's end, but he produced top-12 type numbers in just 31.3 percent of his games, while scoring less than 7.0 PPR points in 43.8 percent of his games. With the Vikings talking about a more run-heavy approach in 2019, Rudolph's numbers will suffer even more.
4 weeks ago
D.K. Metcalf photo 149. D.K. Metcalf WR - SEA (vs . SF)
You've likely heard of the big 6-foot-3, 227-pound wide receiver who ran a 4.3-second 40-yard dash by now. He comes into the NFL a bit raw in his route tree and will take some time to develop, but one thing we know about him is that he can beat anyone deep in one-on-one coverage. Russell Wilson can chuck the ball downfield with precision, too. It's not to say Metcalf will be consistent in his rookie year, but there's going to be some games you wish he was in your starting lineup.
5 weeks ago
Duke Johnson photo 150. Duke Johnson RB - CLE (at CIN)
Will Johnson be traded before the start of the season? He's continually said he'd like to be, though the Browns aren't granting him his wish. Once Freddie Kitchens took over as the offensive coordinator last year, Johnson was much more involved in the passing game, totaling 33 targets in the final eight games. He didn't top four carries in any of those games, which definitely limits his ceiling. When drafting Johnson, your best scenario is him being traded to a team with a questionable starter in place. Outside of that, he's in Nyheim Hines/Dion Lewis territory.
5 weeks ago
Jordan Reed photo 151. Jordan Reed TE - WAS (at DAL)
Did you know that when on the field, Reed has posted top-12 tight end numbers in 49.2 percent of his games? That's ahead of guys like Zach Ertz, Greg Olsen, and Hunter Henry. The issue has been staying on the field, as he's missed 31 games in his six years in the league. That's the only reason he's falling as far as he is in drafts. But once you get outside the top-seven or eight tight ends, you're likely going to wind-up streaming, so why not take a flier on a guy who presents top-five upside when healthy?
4 weeks ago
Greg Olsen photo 152. Greg Olsen TE - CAR (vs . NO)
We've made it through another offseason and Olsen is still playing football. He's considered retirement multiple times, but maybe he's returning because his life is probably easier with D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel on the field? The bad news is that he's no longer the No. 1 target in the offense and he's continually losing targets to Christian McCaffrey, who set the record for receptions by a running back in 2018. Through 16 games the last two seasons, Olsen has seen a combined 76 targets, totaling 482 yards and five touchdowns. He has played through some injuries, so that's not exactly precise, but it's not far off from what you'll get out of him moving forward.
4 weeks ago
Jamison Crowder photo 153. Jamison Crowder WR - NYJ (at BUF)
There is nothing sexy about drafting Crowder. He doesn't have the upside of even a WR2, nor is the Jets' offense intriguing at all. If you want a reliable flex player late in drafts, however, you'll want to snag Crowder, who is a perfect fit with Sam Darnold. Quincy Enunwa, then Chris Herndon excelled as middle of the field pass catchers last year which is Crowder's forte. In fact, Crowder's arrival will push Enunwa outside and into fantasy irrelevance. Just like we saw in 2016 and 2017 with Washington (before Crowder's injury) you can expect a solid 5 catches per game with around 800 yards and a handful of touchdowns from Crowder.
5 weeks ago
Jimmy Graham photo 154. Jimmy Graham TE - GB (at DET)
Most don't realize Graham finished with just two touchdowns last year, something we should never expect to happen again. Why? Throughout his nine-year career, he's caught a touchdown an average of every 13.4 targets. There's been just two occasions where he's averaged more than 15.8 targets. It was likely due to the fact that Aaron Rodgers had just 25 passing scores and finished with a career-low touchdown percentage. Year two should lead to more chemistry, and you should bet on Rodgers bouncing back.
4 weeks ago
C.J. Anderson photo 155. C.J. Anderson RB - DET (vs . GB)
After watching C.J. Anderson carry the Rams offense at the end of last season, he settled for a one-year deal with the Lions to play alongside the up-and-coming Kerryon Johnson. The Lions do want to use a timeshare, so it's likely Anderson inherits the LeGarrette Blount role in the offense, which netted 164 touches last year, though it helped that Johnson missed time at the end of the year. If you combined Blount and Zach Zenner's roles from last year, they netted 209 carries, 683 yards, and eight touchdowns on the ground. Anderson is going to clog upside on your bench as long as Johnson is in the lineup. If Johnson were to miss time, Anderson would likely be considered a low-end RB2.
5 weeks ago
Devante Parker photo 156. Devante Parker WR - MIA (at NE)
It might pain your ears to hear it, but when Parker is on the field, he hasn't been terrible. In fact, he's turned in WR3 or better performances in 44.7 percent of his games, which is better than the career rates of Emmanuel Sanders, Robert Woods, and Kenny Golladay. A new coaching staff will likely do him some good, as it appeared he and Adam Gase never truly saw eye-to-eye. The quarterback position has improved, and from the reports of local beat reporters, Parker has dominated mini-camp. Could this be the year he finally breaks out?
5 weeks ago
Jamaal Williams photo 157. Jamaal Williams RB - GB (at DET)
He's had his opportunity to shine in the starting role, but has clearly been surpassed by Aaron Jones as the superior running back at this point. Williams can handle a large workload if something were to happen to Jones, which gives him good handcuff value in the high-scoring Packers offense. There's been some whispers of a light timeshare, which may give you value without injury, but you shouldn't bank on it.
5 weeks ago
Sam Darnold photo 158. Sam Darnold QB - NYJ (at BUF)
If there's one thing Darnold has going for him in 2019, it's that he's not going to be benched. Duh, right? Well, that's important for those playing in 2QB leagues, as there are other quarterbacks in his territory who have a chance of getting benched. He was hot and cold throughout his rookie season, though it helps they brought in Le'Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder as pass-catching options. The downside, however, is that Adam Gase is his head coach, who traditionally runs minimal plays for his offense.
4 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford photo 159. Matthew Stafford QB - DET (vs . GB)
Gone are the days where Stafford will throw 650 and even 700 passes, so he won't be that top 5 fantasy QB, but there is plenty of reason to grab him as your second, or better yet, third QB in a SuperFlex league. He has two quality receivers and has no threat to lose his job. He has finished as a top 10 fantasy QB in three of the last four seasons after all.
4 weeks ago
Jaylen Samuels photo 160. Jaylen Samuels RB - PIT (at BAL)
The Steelers have talked about sharing the workload in the backfield, and they reinforced that when they drafted Benny Snell in the fourth-round of the NFL Draft. Samuels was never meant to be a 20-plus touch back, but he's likely going to be involved much more, even when James Conner is healthy. The issue is that Snell is a threat to his upside and would likely be the primary back if Conner were to go down with an injury. Because of that, Samuels may be locked into a Chris Thompson/Giovani Bernard type role, which doesn't do much for your fantasy team. Unless we hear he's the primary backup, he's not someone you should roster.
4 weeks ago
Derek Carr photo 161. Derek Carr QB - OAK (at DEN)
Carr has played with countless injuries behind oft-injured offensive lines and with horrid receivers for back to back years. The last time we saw him healthy, he actually finished in the top 10 fantasy QBs and was drafted as QB5 the following year. While that seems unattainable, it is entirely possible that the public is sleeping on a bounceback performer in Carr.
4 weeks ago
Mohamed Sanu photo 162. Mohamed Sanu WR - ATL (at TB)
When looking for a spot-starter who you know will give you a solid floor, look no further than the underrated Sanu. Since joining the Falcons, he's delivered WR3 or better numbers in 50 percent of his games. That's over three years. Do you know how many receivers were able to do that in 2018 alone? Just 32 of them. He's not going to finish as a top-20 wide receiver or anything, but he's a stable producer who is essentially free.
5 weeks ago
Tre'Quan Smith photo 163. Tre'Quan Smith WR - NO (at CAR)
It's year two for Smith, who had a chance to work his way into the starting lineup with Ted Ginn missing most of 2018, but Ginn is back for 2019. It's tough to find the targets for Smith, as the Saints now have Michael Thomas, Ginn, Alvin Kamara, and newly-acquired Jared Cook taking much of the target share. It's possible Ginn fades away and Smith assumes the No. 2 receiver role, but it's not likely to start that way. He's a better best-ball target than he is in redraft.
4 weeks ago
Albert Wilson photo 164. Albert Wilson WR - MIA (at NE)
He only played seven games last year, but his 16-game pace in them was 894 yards and 9 touchdowns. Maybe he was being underutilized in Kansas City? The issue with relying on that production in 2019 is due to the new coaching staff, as they'll install a new offense, which will put him in a new role. It's hard to figure out exactly what the roles of the wide receivers are in that offense, but Wilson showed the team what he's capable of in 2018.
5 weeks ago
Damien Harris photo 165. Damien Harris RB - NE (vs . MIA)
We're not advocating Harris as a starting running back in the Patriots offense, but rather saying that, at the very least, he's one of the best handcuffs in all of football. His price doesn't reflect that. In fact, the Patriots taking him in the third-round when they're clearly in win-now mode says a lot, so don't be surprised if he has a role even if Sony Michel is ahead of him on the depth chart.
5 weeks ago
Marqise Lee photo 166. Marqise Lee WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Most don't realize just how good Lee has been when on the field, with Blake Bortles nonetheless. In the 29 games he played in 2016 and 2017, he finished as a WR3 or better in 17 of them (59 percent). Throughout the 2018 season, there were just 25 wide receivers who hit that mark. One of those seasons was while playing alongside Allen Robinson. He may not be the same player and it's a different situation, but he's shown that he can be a contributor in fantasy.
5 weeks ago
Mark Andrews photo 167. Mark Andrews TE - BAL (vs . PIT)
Andrews did a lot with a little last year, though it helped that first-round draft pick Hayden Hurst missed training camp and part of the season with a broken foot. The Ravens clearly preferred Hurst, though Andrews' performance could have them rethinking. The issue, even if he did overtake Hurst, is that he saw more than five targets just once in 2018, and that was with no little talent on the roster. The Ravens have added multiple receivers and pass-catching running back Justice Hill to the roster, and it's not as if Lamar Jackson is going to support consistent production without consistent targets.
4 weeks ago
Mike Davis photo 168. Mike Davis RB - CHI (at MIN)
When the Bears signed Davis, it appeared he was taking over the Jordan Howard role in the offense. That was until they moved up in the third-round and drafted workhorse David Montgomery. The Bears were lacking depth behind Howard and Tarik Cohen last year, and although Davis is high-priced depth, it's hard to imagine him getting more than 5-8 touches per game with Montgomery and Cohen healthy. He is, however, one of the better handcuffs, as he's a capable three-down back who'd walk into RB2 production with an injury in front of him.
4 weeks ago
Quincy Enunwa photo 169. Quincy Enunwa WR - NYJ (at BUF)
Mecole Hardman photo 170. Mecole Hardman WR - KC (vs . LAC)
There are a lot of expectations being placed on Hardman, though it'd likely be wise to be cautious with a player who caught just 60 balls in three years at Georgia. The Chiefs did show confidence when reaching for him in the second-round when most had him pegged for Day 3 prospect. Even if Tyreek Hill is suspended, Hardman is behind both Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson on the wide receiver depth chart, so temper expectations unless we hear he'll play over Robinson.
5 weeks ago
Parris Campbell photo 171. Parris Campbell WR - IND (at JAC)
There are many who are expecting Campbell to walk into the Colts offense and make an immediate impact, but that may be tough considering he might be the fifth target in the offense behind T.Y. Hilton, Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle, Nyheim Hines, and maybe even Devin Funchess. There's no doubt that Campbell is explosive with the ball in his hands, but the targets might be sporadic in year one.
5 weeks ago
David Moore photo 172. David Moore WR - SEA (vs . SF)
It appears right now that Moore will be in the starting lineup alongside Tyler Lockett in two wide receiver sets, which provides a significant amount of value. He's tied to Russell Wilson, one of the most accurate and efficient quarterbacks in the league. No one would know that better than Moore, who turned 53 targets into 26 receptions, 445 yards, and five touchdowns. If he has a clear hold on the job, he should be moved into the WR4/5 conversation.
4 weeks ago
Adam Humphries photo 173. Adam Humphries WR - TEN (at HOU)
Andy Dalton photo 174. Andy Dalton QB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Dalton doesn't have the strongest track record, but he is still a starting quarterback with enough job security that you can trust him as your third option in a SuperFlex league. What's more, is that with a full season of A.J. Green and now a new offensive mind taking over in Zac Taylor, there may be upside for him to finish in the top 15.
4 weeks ago
Chicago Bears photo 175. Chicago Bears DST - CHI (at MIN)
The Bears were so far and away the number one defense in 2018 that you can make a case for taking them a round or two before every other defense begins to go. They return most of their talent and should be a safe play most weeks.
5 weeks ago
T.J. Hockenson photo 176. T.J. Hockenson TE - DET (vs . GB)
A rookie tight end in fantasy football? That usually amounts to fantasy owners being let down. There have been 70 tight ends who've been drafted inside the top six rounds of the NFL Draft since 2013. Just one of them went on to finish as a top-12 fantasy tight end. That was Evan Engram who needed injuries to Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall, and Sterling Shepard to get there. If Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay were to go down with injuries, then it's okay to rely on the rookie Hockenson.
4 weeks ago
Zay Jones photo 177. Zay Jones WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Marcus Mariota photo 178. Marcus Mariota QB - TEN (at HOU)
Even if you're in a 2QB format, it's tough to rely on Mariota, who is reportedly going to be forced to compete for the starting job heading into the 2019 season. They brought in Ryan Tannehill, who has extremely similar numbers throughout his career to Mariota despite playing with lesser talent. The worst part about Mariota is that he's declined in each of the last two seasons, as this is the time in his career where he's supposed to be coming into his own. He's nothing more than a QB3 hopeful despite all the talent around him.
4 weeks ago
Antonio Callaway photo 179. Antonio Callaway WR - CLE (at CIN)
Chris Thompson photo 180. Chris Thompson RB - WAS (at DAL)
It went from competing with just Derrius Guice for touches prior to the 2018 season, to now competing with Guice, Adrian Peterson, and early fourth-round pick Bryce Love for touches in the Washington backfield. Thompson has averaged 5.5 targets per game in each of the last two seasons, which is plenty to give production, but with all the increased competition (which includes two new wide receivers as well), he's no longer a dependable fantasy option.
5 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert photo 181. Dallas Goedert TE - PHI (at NYG)
If there were ever such a thing as a tight end handcuff, Goedert would be it. Should something happen to Zach Ertz that would force him to miss time, Goedert would be a plug-and-play top-five option every week. Unfortunately, he doesn't have much value outside of that, as there simply aren't enough targets to go around. That was clear last year when he saw more than five targets just once all season.
4 weeks ago
Taylor Gabriel photo 182. Taylor Gabriel WR - CHI (at MIN)
Did you realize Gabriel saw 93 targets in 2018? That ranked 36th among wide receivers, so he's clearly a big part of Matt Nagy's offense. That's unlikely to happen again considering Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller are healthy, but he's still going to play a role. If you're looking for a high-ceiling player to help fill some bye weeks, he could be that guy.
5 weeks ago
Devin Singletary photo 183. Devin Singletary RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
He was touted as one of the most elusive running backs in the class until he had a horrid Combine performance. Still, the Bills invested a third-round pick in him, so they were clearly still high on him. The issue is that he's got three veterans to battle on the depth chart, which means he's not likely to play a role, especially early in the season.
4 weeks ago
Nick Foles photo 184. Nick Foles QB - JAC (vs . IND)
If there's one thing Foles has going for him, it's that he won't get benched. After signing a four-year, $88 million contract, he's entrenched as the starter, which means something to those playing in 2QB formats. Outside of his bye week (and potential injury), Foles can be in your lineup. Understand that his upside is nearly non-existent without a true No. 1 receiver or tight end, and on a team who is going to be run-heavy. He'll likely finish as a top-24 quarterback due to his job security, but I wouldn't draft him as such.
4 weeks ago
Jacksonville Jaguars photo 185. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - JAC (vs . IND)
Like last season, it may not quite work out how everyone was hoping but even then, the Jags weren't terrible on defense. That was their floor and we know the upside is the top unit in potentially a decade so don't hesitate to draft them but with a short leash if it doesn't work out again.
5 weeks ago
Los Angeles Rams photo 186. Los Angeles Rams DST - LAR (vs . ARI)
The Rams had a powerful offense but we all know they made the Super Bowl because of their defense. As a result of that strength, they finished #2 in fantasy points last season at the position, but with plenty of talent lost, they have dropped back a rung in the rankings.
5 weeks ago
Noah Fant photo 187. Noah Fant TE - DEN (vs . OAK)
It can be argued that Fant has the better opportunity than T.J. Hockenson this year, as the Broncos receiving corps is likely to be without Emmanuel Sanders to start the year, and they have Joe Flacco at the helm, who's always gravitated towards his tight ends. Fant has a ways to go in his blocking, but as a receiver, he should be able to contribute right away. However, knowing what we do about rookie tight ends, it's best to just stream Fant when he has a good matchup rather than draft him.
4 weeks ago
Marquise Brown photo 188. Marquise Brown WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Do you know how many teams didn't have a top-50 wide receiver last year? Two of them. That means there's likely going to be one on the Ravens, even with Lamar Jackson under center. Brown was drafted in the first-round for a reason, as he's an explosive playmaker who cornerbacks cannot hang with for more than a few seconds. When everyone sees him and Jackson hook-up in the preseason, his ADP will rise.
5 weeks ago
Baltimore Ravens photo 189. Baltimore Ravens DST - BAL (vs . PIT)
Baltimore finished 2nd among D/STs in fantasy points in 2017 and 5th in 2018 so you may consider them a lock to finish top 10 in 2019, but they lost more talent on that side of the ball than any team this off-season so they are merely a streamer for now.
5 weeks ago
A.J. Brown photo 190. A.J. Brown WR - TEN (at HOU)
He was one of the top (if not the top) receivers in the NFL Draft, but landing in Tennessee was the worst-case scenario. We've witnessed Corey Davis struggle to get consistent targets in the offense, and on top of that, they added Adam Humphries to their receiver corps this offseason and will get Delanie Walker back from injury. Brown is likely going to be fantasy relevant within a few years, but you're better off letting someone else draft him in 2019.
5 weeks ago
Gus Edwards photo 191. Gus Edwards RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Deebo Samuel photo 192. Deebo Samuel WR - SF (at SEA)
After drafting Samuel in the second-round, you'd assume he'll be on the field Week 1 for a 49ers team that lacks much top-end talent at the wide receiver position, but that may not be the case.
4 weeks ago
Minnesota Vikings photo 193. Minnesota Vikings DST - MIN (vs . CHI)
The Vikings have finished as a D/ST1 each of the past five seasons and are a good bet to do the same once again in 2019 since they return the vast majority of their talent. There are several unplayable games on their schedule, however, so make sure you have a plan for those if you draft them.
5 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard photo 194. Giovani Bernard RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
He's on the final year of his deal with the Bengals, so it makes sense they'd draft a running back. But two of them? Trayveon Williams is likely his replacement next year, while Rodney Anderson presents workhorse ability when healthy. This is looking like an ugly mix behind Joe Mixon in 2019, meaning you should just let someone else take Bernard in your drafts.
4 weeks ago
Elijah McGuire photo 195. Elijah McGuire RB - NYJ (at BUF)
He's the direct handcuff to Le'Veon Bell, which should carry some value considering Bell hasn't played football in over a year. The issue is that the Jets aren't a very high-scoring offense and have a shoddy offensive line, meaning he'd still be just a mediocre RB3 play even if Bell missed time.
4 weeks ago
Mike Gesicki photo 196. Mike Gesicki TE - MIA (at NE)
It seems likely that Gesicki will be the Dolphins starter all season, and while he has plenty of athleticism, he looked severely overmatched in 2018 so you might not want to hold your breath. There is reason to add him as a TE3 in best-ball formats, but he is otherwise a streamer only.
3 weeks ago
Houston Texans photo 197. Houston Texans DST - HOU (vs . TEN)
Hoston's fate rests in the health of J.J. Watt. If he gets injured, feel free to stream like everyone else, but so long as he stays healthy, you've got a top five D/ST on your roster that you can use most weeks.
5 weeks ago
Justice Hill photo 198. Justice Hill RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
The Ravens clearly wanted to revamp their run-game this offseason, bringing in Mark Ingram in free agency, then drafting the versatile Hill. His game is comparable to Reggie Bush, which is great for the timeshare role he's slated for. Despite weighing in at just 200 pounds, Hill is able to handle a large workload, too, as he tallied 632 carries and 49 receptions in just three years at Oklahoma State. He'll likely start in the passing-down role and can earn more touches as the year goes on.
5 weeks ago
Rex Burkhead photo 199. Rex Burkhead RB - NE (vs . MIA)
It wasn't a great year for Burkhead in 2018, but after losing Rob Gronkowski and Chris Hogan, there are some targets available in the Patriots offense. Keep in mind that during his 18 games with the Patriots, he's received 10-plus touches seven times, so he can deliver value in a pinch. He's not the worst player to keep on the end of your bench.
4 weeks ago
Ted Ginn photo 200. Ted Ginn WR - NO (at CAR)
Los Angeles Chargers photo 201. Los Angeles Chargers DST - LAC (at KC)
The Chargers' D/ST disappointed in 2018, finishing tied for 14th, but they come into 2019 with a full bill of health and more talent than perhaps any other unit in the league so they should be one of, if not the top, D/ST drafted this year.
5 weeks ago
Jalen Richard photo 202. Jalen Richard RB - OAK (at DEN)
John Ross photo 203. John Ross WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
You know it happens every preseason. A speedy receiver will get free and go for a long touchdown. That's going to be Ross this year and while some will dismiss it, you shouldn't. It's a new offense, one that's designed after the Rams, which has been a very WR-friendly system. Don't be so quick to judge a wide receiver who was playing in a bad offense. Remember Robert Woods before he went to the Rams? Ross will rise up draft boards come late August.
5 weeks ago
Randall Cobb photo 204. Randall Cobb WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Kenneth Dixon photo 205. Kenneth Dixon RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Cleveland Browns photo 206. Cleveland Browns DST - CLE (at CIN)
If you are planning on streaming D/STs this season, the Browns should be your target, as they draw the Titans in Week 1 followed by the Jets in Week 2. Not only that, but they also have one of the most talented and complete depth charts in the NFL.
5 weeks ago
Greg Zuerlein photo 207. Greg Zuerlein K - LAR (vs . ARI)
Greg the Leg has plenty of potential thanks the Sean McVay and deep range, but he merely finished as the 12th kicker last year in fantasy.
5 weeks ago
Chase Edmonds photo 208. Chase Edmonds RB - ARI (at LAR)
The former fourth-rounder from last year is slated to be the backup for David Johnson in an offense that's expected to run close to 70 plays per game. If that's the case, Johnson will need breathers from time-to-time, which means Edmonds might be more than just a backup. It's possible he'll get 5-10 touches per game, which could offer flex potential during bye weeks, though he comes with RB2 upside should Johnson miss any time.
4 weeks ago
Nelson Agholor photo 209. Nelson Agholor WR - PHI (at NYG)
The addition of DeSean Jackson all but guarantees that Agholor has his slot gig in-between Jackson and Alshon Jeffery. Moving back to the slot is going to be huge for Agholor, as he's really struggled on the perimeter throughout his career. Of the 66 wide receivers who totaled at least 40 targets in each of the last two seasons, Agholor ranked as the No. 63 receiver in points per target on the perimeter, while he ranked No. 12 in points per target in the slot.
4 weeks ago
Josh Doctson photo 210. Josh Doctson WR - WAS (at DAL)
Frank Gore photo 211. Frank Gore RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
This seems similar to last year with Gore, as he's going to a new team who has a few other running backs expected to get more playing time. If Gore were going to be behind them, why bring him in at all in free agency? He's likely going to be sharing the workload and should give you 40-60 total yards per game with a very low touchdown ceiling. It's best to let someone else draft the aging veteran.
5 weeks ago
Andy Isabella photo 212. Andy Isabella WR - ARI (at LAR)
Justin Tucker photo 213. Justin Tucker K - BAL (vs . PIT)
Tucker has now been a top five fantasy kicker each of the last four years. That type of consistency out of the position is virtually unheard of.
5 weeks ago
Paul Richardson photo 214. Paul Richardson WR - WAS (at DAL)
He was the clear-cut No. 1 receiver on the team before getting hurt last year, so it's odd to see him completely forgotten about, but not many are expecting big things from Case Keenum. Richardson had seen at least five targets in 6-of-7 games before going down for the season, and that was with Jamison Crowder on the roster. While the Redskins did draft a few receivers, they've talked about taking snaps away from Josh Doctson, so it would even out a bit. He could be someone you look to during problems with bye weeks.
4 weeks ago
New Orleans Saints photo 215. New Orleans Saints DST - NO (at CAR)
We have grown accustomed to thinking shootouts when we see the Saints on the schedule, but the fact of the matter is that their defense has actually been quite good over their last 25 games. You can draft them as a Week 1 streamer versus the Texans' horrid offensive line, and perhaps you'll end up with much more than a streamer.
5 weeks ago
Stephen Gostkowski photo 216. Stephen Gostkowski K - NE (vs . MIA)
The Patriots offense is clearly slowing down as Tom Brady ages, but Gostkowski has been a top 2 fantasy kicker more often than he hasn't over the last decade.
5 weeks ago
Denver Broncos photo 217. Denver Broncos DST - DEN (vs . OAK)
The Broncos are nowhere near the same shutdown defense that carried an old Peyton Manning to the Super Bowl, but they still have enough left in the tank that you can draft them as your D/ST, especially to play in Week 1 as a streamer versus the Raiders.
5 weeks ago
Gerald Everett photo 218. Gerald Everett TE - LAR (vs . ARI)
Unless you are playing in best ball leagues, Everett is merely a two or three times a season streamer. When you play him, it should be in a likely shootout like the one we got in Kansas City last year. He is only a touchdown or bust type of guy who can't be relied on for either receptions or yards week to week.
3 weeks ago
Harrison Butker photo 219. Harrison Butker K - KC (vs . LAC)
When drafting a kicker, look to find someone in a good offense. It doesn't get much better than what Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid have going on in Kansas City.
5 weeks ago
D.J. Chark photo 220. D.J. Chark WR - JAC (vs . IND)
The Jaguars clearly thought Chark would be a big part of their offense when they drafted him in the second-round of the 2018 draft, but his 32 targets in 11 games tell a different story. He dealt with some injuries, but the Jaguars will get Marqise Lee back from his torn ACL, and they added Chris Conley, another field-stretcher. They need to find out if he's the guy they thought, so expect him to get the starting nod over Conley, even if it is a run-first offense.
5 weeks ago
Tyler Eifert photo 221. Tyler Eifert TE - CIN (vs . CLE)
Even if Eifert is healthy for once, his upside is limited. His one strong season was driven by an astronomical and unsustainable touchdown rate. Bet on that returning if you want, but in his 14 games since then, he has merely been mediocre. With A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon all receiving passes in a lackluster passing offense, Eifert will again be an afterthought.
3 weeks ago
Equanimeous St. Brown photo 222. Equanimeous St. Brown WR - GB (at DET)
Malcolm Brown photo 223. Malcolm Brown RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
T.J. Yeldon photo 224. T.J. Yeldon RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Yeldon was someone who had limited option in free agency, but he may have chosen the worst landing spot. Not only do the Bills have LeSean McCoy on the roster, but they signed Frank Gore, then drafted Devin Singletary in the third-round of the NFL Draft. While Yeldon might have a three-down skill-set, he's going to have a hard time being fantasy relevant in that crowded backfield.
5 weeks ago
Buffalo Bills photo 225. Buffalo Bills DST - BUF (vs . NYJ)
The Bills didn't do much in fantasy terms last year, but they still have plenty of talent, draw the Dolphins and Jets twice each, and play a slow pace on offense so they are once again a fringe top-12 unit.
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Joe Flacco photo 226. Joe Flacco QB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Some will start a debate about which quarterback will start for the Broncos, but it's going to be Flacco. There are things in Drew Lock's game that need to be worked out before he takes the field. Flacco isn't a lock to hold onto the starting job all season, though, making him a tough sell, even in 2QB formats. The weapons have been upgraded in Denver, as Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, and Noah Fant give him plenty of weapons to throw to, though it's tough not to see them as a run-first team.
4 weeks ago
Wil Lutz photo 227. Wil Lutz K - NO (at CAR)
Lutz is not only tied to a great and consistent offense but he spends more than half his games kicking in a dome so he is a top-tier fantasy kicker.
5 weeks ago
Dallas Cowboys photo 228. Dallas Cowboys DST - DAL (vs . WAS)
If you aren't able to grab the Browns as your Week 1 streamer, you might want to turn your attention to Dallas, who not only draws the Giants in Week 1 and the Redskins in Week 2, but actually had an excellent defense by surprise last season.
5 weeks ago
New England Patriots photo 229. New England Patriots DST - NE (vs . MIA)
The Patriots managed to finish fourth among all D/STs last year thanks to an extremely low 325 points allowed. Their game scripts often lead to extra sacks and interceptions as well so they make for an excellent streamer in certain weeks and you could make a case for them as your starting D/ST to open the season.
5 weeks ago
Trey Quinn photo 230. Trey Quinn WR - WAS (at DAL)
Josh Reynolds photo 231. Josh Reynolds WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Alexander Mattison photo 232. Alexander Mattison RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Dalvin Cook hasn't been what you'd describe as the healthiest running back in his NFL career, which is why you watched the Vikings reach for Mattison in the third-round. He's going to fill the Latavius Murray role in the offense while Cook is healthy, which won't exactly lead to startable numbers in fantasy, but you'd be grabbing him at the chance Cook misses time. There were nine different games in 2018 where Murray totaled 11 or more touches.
4 weeks ago
Seattle Seahawks photo 233. Seattle Seahawks DST - SEA (vs . SF)
Philadelphia Eagles photo 234. Philadelphia Eagles DST - PHI (at NYG)
Justin Jackson photo 235. Justin Jackson RB - LAC (at KC)
He's the backup to Melvin Gordon as far as we're concerned, though his upside would be limited with Austin Ekeler having a firm hold on the receiving duties. Even with Gordon in the lineup, Ekeler averages in-between 8-12 touches, and that number would only rise if Jackson were called upon. He's a handcuff in a very good offense, but one who'd be in a timeshare if called upon, limiting him to low-end RB2 potential.
4 weeks ago
Eli Manning photo 236. Eli Manning QB - NYG (vs . PHI)
There's reportedly going to be an open competition for the starting job in New York, though I'm expecting Manning to get the nod. The Giants aren't going anywhere soon and Daniel Jones could use some time with the practice squad before being thrown into game action. The loss of Odell Beckham Jr. is huge, as Manning's splits with/without him are horrifying. He's not even a good selection in 2QB formats due to the fact he'll lose the starting job at some point.
4 weeks ago
Mason Crosby photo 237. Mason Crosby K - GB (at DET)
Even with Aaron Rodgers playing injured, Crosby finished among the top five fantasy kickers last season so his upside is high if Rodgers can return to his usual production.
5 weeks ago
Theo Riddick photo 238. Theo Riddick RB - DET (vs . GB)
Is Riddick going to fall by the wayside with both Kerryon Johnson and C.J. Anderson healthy? We're talking about a guy who's averaged 72.2 targets over the last five years despite missing 10 games. If so, it probably means we're undervaluing Johnson. Riddick is still likely to be involved, but he's not someone who'll help you win a fantasy title, even if there's an injury because he wouldn't walk into a workhorse role. He's a guy to help fill bye weeks in PPR formats, but not much more.
4 weeks ago
Willie Snead photo 239. Willie Snead WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Jake Elliott photo 240. Jake Elliott K - PHI (at NYG)
Elliott was merely tied as the number 15 fantasy kicker last season but with Carson Wentz now fully recovered from injury, that could change in a heartbeat for 2019.
5 weeks ago
Pittsburgh Steelers photo 241. Pittsburgh Steelers DST - PIT (at BAL)
Dwayne Haskins photo 242. Dwayne Haskins QB - WAS (at DAL)
Haskins is a great buy in SuperFlex dynasty leagues, but we can't be sure he will get the job over Case Keenum to start the season or even at any point this season. Haskins is a polished passer, but if Washington thinks they have a better shot to win with Keenum, they may let Haskins develop behind him. We should know more in the coming weeks about his timeline to start.
4 weeks ago
Matt Prater photo 243. Matt Prater K - DET (vs . GB)
Prater finished in the top 10 among fantasy kickers once again last season and while Detroit's offense isn't among the best in the league, Prater's big leg makes him worthy of being drafted in fantasy leagues.
5 weeks ago
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 244. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - HOU (vs . TEN)
Fairbairn was the number one fantasy kicker last season and while that is tough to repeat, he is absolutely draft worthy.
5 weeks ago
Cameron Brate photo 245. Cameron Brate TE - TB (vs . ATL)
There is no doubt about it: O.J. Howard is the starting tight end for the Bucs, but that doesn't mean Brate is altogether useless. Rather, Jameis Winston loves tight ends so much that each of them has best ball value. What's more, is that if Howard suffers an injury, Brate would step in immediately as a TE1.
3 weeks ago
Demaryius Thomas photo 246. Demaryius Thomas WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Brett Maher photo 247. Brett Maher K - DAL (vs . WAS)
Maher may not be a top 12 fantasy kicker but whoever you are drafting will likely be cut after a week or two so don't hesitate to grab Maher in a delicious Week 1 matchup versus the Giants.
5 weeks ago
Josh Rosen photo 248. Josh Rosen QB - MIA (at NE)
Ryan Fitzpatrick is generating plenty of buzz this off-season and was impressive enough last year that he may actually hold off Rosen for the starting job. Even if Rosen does win the job this pre-season, there isn't enough in the way of weapons to move him into the top 30 fantasy QBs so he is merely SuperFlex depth in redraft leagues.
4 weeks ago
Phillip Dorsett photo 249. Phillip Dorsett WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Is Dorsett someone we're all overlooking? With Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Rob Gronkowski out in New England, Tom Brady will need some familiarity. Dorsett didn't play a massive role last year, but when he was called upon, he delivered, catching 32-of-42 targets for 290 yards and three touchdowns. The Patriots did draft N'Keal Harry in the first-round, but there's no guarantee he starts in 2WR sets right now. This is a situation to monitor, as Dorsett is likely to make a few splash performances in 2019.
5 weeks ago
Danny Amendola photo 250. Danny Amendola WR - DET (vs . GB)
Drafting Amendola isn't going to win you a fantasy championship, but he's probably not going to lose you one, either. Landing in Detroit was ideal, as Matthew Stafford has loved his slot option throughout his career, including last year when they brought in Bruce Ellington off the street to fill Golden Tate's shoes. He tallied 30 targets in four games with the team, catching 23 of them for 132 yards. While it wasn't massive production, volume is key with PPR receivers like Amendola. If you're looking for someone to help fill bye weeks, don't be shocked if Amendola is a popular waiver wire add at that time.
4 weeks ago
Tennessee Titans photo 251. Tennessee Titans DST - TEN (at HOU)
Robbie Gould photo 252. Robbie Gould K - SF (at SEA)
With Jimmy G returning to run San Francisco's offense, you can expect them to spend plenty of time in the red zone and putting up points. Gould is a safe and consistent bet for fantasy points as a result.
5 weeks ago
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside photo 253. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR - PHI (at NYG)
Ryquell Armstead photo 254. Ryquell Armstead RB - JAC (vs . IND)
We all know Leonard Fournette has had issues staying on the field, right? Well, the Jaguars have taken notice and drafted Armstead to back him up at the start of the fifth round. He's a big-bodied running back who doesn't avoid contact and may be an injury risk himself due to that. If you're looking for Fournette's handcuff, he's the one you should grab.
4 weeks ago
Doug Martin photo 255. Doug Martin RB - OAK (at DEN)
As soon as Isaiah Crowell went down for the year, the Raiders knew they needed to fill the backup role, so they went out and re-signed Martin, who played well for them last year. He's most definitely the backup to Josh Jacobs, but we mustn't forget that Jacobs never carried the ball more than 100 times in a season while at Alabama, and that the workhorse role is something he may not hold up to. Should he struggle, Martin will have a bigger role than most think.
4 weeks ago
Kansas City Chiefs photo 256. Kansas City Chiefs DST - KC (vs . LAC)
Hakeem Butler photo 257. Hakeem Butler WR - ARI (at LAR)
Hayden Hurst photo 258. Hayden Hurst TE - BAL (vs . PIT)
It seems many have forgotten that the Ravens selected Hurst a full round ahead of Mark Andrews, though a broken foot derailed his rookie season. Hurst was considered the more pro-ready player coming into the league, though Andrews played well enough in 2018 to create a timeshare. Hurst did add 20 pounds this offseason to help out as a blocker, which could keep him on the field a bit more, as Andrews is a poor blocker. Still, it's hard to see the Ravens produce a consistent tight end in 2019.
4 weeks ago
Ian Thomas photo 259. Ian Thomas TE - CAR (vs . NO)
Chris Hogan photo 260. Chris Hogan WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Keelan Cole photo 261. Keelan Cole WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Ricky Seals-Jones photo 262. Ricky Seals-Jones TE - ARI (at LAR)
Michael Badgley photo 263. Michael Badgley K - LAC (at KC)
The Chargers are loaded with weapons so with Badgley likely getting a full season worth of games, he could very well jump into the top 10 fantasy kickers before long.
5 weeks ago
Indianapolis Colts photo 264. Indianapolis Colts DST - IND (at JAC)
Adam Vinatieri photo 265. Adam Vinatieri K - IND (at JAC)
Vinatieri doesn't have the leg of a Greg Zuerlein but he does have Andrew Luck and a dome for his home which is an enticing combination for a fantasy kicker.
5 weeks ago
Taywan Taylor photo 266. Taywan Taylor WR - TEN (at HOU)
Cole Beasley photo 267. Cole Beasley WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Spencer Ware photo 268. Spencer Ware RB - IND (at JAC)
After leaving Kansas City, Ware didn't seem to have many suitors, but landed in a spot where he'll compete with Jordan Wilkins for backup duties behind Marlon Mack. Ware's success was large in-part to do with Andy Reid's offense that continually produces top-end fantasy running backs, though landing behind the dominant Colts offensive line isn't bad. He's someone to keep on your radar in the preseason.
4 weeks ago
Carolina Panthers photo 269. Carolina Panthers DST - CAR (vs . NO)
Corey Clement photo 270. Corey Clement RB - PHI (at NYG)
Jason Myers photo 271. Jason Myers K - SEA (vs . SF)
You might not be all that excited about the Seahawks weapons, but the fact of the matter is that their run-heavy offense led to Myers being a top 3 scoring kicker last season in fantasy leagues.
5 weeks ago
Chris Conley photo 272. Chris Conley WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Aldrick Rosas photo 273. Aldrick Rosas K - NYG (vs . PHI)
Graham Gano photo 274. Graham Gano K - CAR (vs . NO)
Dan Bailey photo 275. Dan Bailey K - MIN (vs . CHI)
Benny Snell Jr. photo 276. Benny Snell Jr. RB - PIT (at BAL)
Snell was a workhorse in college, though not many saw enough explosion in his game to translate to the NFL. The Steelers obviously felt otherwise, as they selected him to back-up James Conner in the fourth-round of the draft. He'll have to compete for touches with Jaylen Samuels, should anything happen to Conner, but Snell is likely the one who'd handle most early down work in that scenario, giving him a lot of opportunity. Without an injury to Conner, though, it's unlikely Snell sees many touches.
4 weeks ago
Josh Adams photo 277. Josh Adams RB - PHI (at NYG)
Green Bay Packers photo 278. Green Bay Packers DST - GB (at DET)
Two years ago, the Jags were an easy breakout defense to pick and last year it was the Bears. This year we've got another, but most are afraid to admit it with the Packers since they have been so awful on that side of the ball for so long. Don't be surprised if they finish top 5 at the position in fantasy.
5 weeks ago
Breshad Perriman photo 279. Breshad Perriman WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Jordan Wilkins photo 280. Jordan Wilkins RB - IND (at JAC)
It's tough to have a gauge on the Colts running back situation behind Marlon Mack, though it appears as if Nyheim Hines is in the same role no matter what, while Wilkins and Spencer Ware fight for the handcuff role. As of now, you should gravitate towards the younger Wilkins who has experience in the offense and really got it together after a slow start in 2018. After just 136 yards on his first 38 carries (3.58 yards per carry), he totaled 200 yards on his next 22 carries (9.09 yards per carry). It's a small sample size, but it's an explosive offense that only got better as the year went on.
4 weeks ago
Atlanta Falcons photo 281. Atlanta Falcons DST - ATL (at TB)
Had the Falcons not suffered countless key injuries, we may very well have been looking at them representing the NFC in the Super Bowl again. Their young defense is that good and we will finally get a chance to see it in action this year.
5 weeks ago
Ryan Fitzpatrick photo 282. Ryan Fitzpatrick QB - MIA (at NE)
Will the Dolphins start FitzMagic over the newly acquired Josh Rosen? All the reports we've seen out of Miami indicate Fitzpatrick is outplaying Rosen in every way during offseason workouts, though it's tough to see the Dolphins flat-out sitting Rosen all year. If Fitzpatrick is the starter, expect him to deliver solid numbers in the QB18-24 range.
4 weeks ago
Chris Boswell photo 283. Chris Boswell K - PIT (at BAL)
Ryan Succop photo 284. Ryan Succop K - TEN (at HOU)
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 285. Cordarrelle Patterson WR - CHI (at MIN)
Jason Witten photo 286. Jason Witten TE - DAL (vs . WAS)
He's coming out of retirement to try and help the Cowboys win a championship, not pad his stats. The Cowboys pass-catchers have dramatically improved since Witten left them in 2017, as Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Randall Cobb are now the staring wide receivers. On top of that, they've incorporated Ezekiel Elliott into the passing-game a lot more since Witten's retirement. He's nothing more than a streaming target in 2019.
4 weeks ago
Case Keenum photo 287. Case Keenum QB - WAS (at DAL)
Reports out of Washington are stating that Dwayne Haskins needs some time to grow, so expect Keenum to be the starter for the foreseeable future. I'd argue it's best for him to start all season with the state of the team while letting Haskins get some much needed reps with the backups. Keenum offers nothing with his legs, which means all production will have to come through the air. The issue is that he's got little-to-nothing in the pass-catching department. He's nothing more than an emergency QB3.
4 weeks ago
Devontae Booker photo 288. Devontae Booker RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Arizona Cardinals photo 289. Arizona Cardinals DST - ARI (at LAR)
Rashard Higgins photo 290. Rashard Higgins WR - CLE (at CIN)
Demarcus Robinson photo 291. Demarcus Robinson WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Nick Vannett photo 292. Nick Vannett TE - SEA (vs . SF)
Brandon McManus photo 293. Brandon McManus K - DEN (vs . OAK)
Washington Redskins photo 294. Washington Redskins DST - WAS (at DAL)
Jake Kumerow photo 295. Jake Kumerow WR - GB (at DET)
Greg Joseph photo 296. Greg Joseph K - CLE (at CIN)
Jonnu Smith photo 297. Jonnu Smith TE - TEN (at HOU)
Keith Kirkwood photo 298. Keith Kirkwood WR - NO (at CAR)
Cameron Meredith photo 299. Cameron Meredith WR - NO (at CAR)
Josh Lambo photo 300. Josh Lambo K - JAC (vs . IND)
Deon Cain photo 301. Deon Cain WR - IND (at JAC)
Charles Clay photo 302. Charles Clay TE - ARI (at LAR)
Alfred Blue photo 303. Alfred Blue RB - JAC (vs . IND)
Ryan Grant photo 304. Ryan Grant WR - OAK (at DEN)
Ryan Tannehill photo 305. Ryan Tannehill QB - TEN (at HOU)
You may think Marcus Mariota is a lock to hang onto the starting job all season, but he hasn't gotten the job done despite an extended leash the he may finally be on the hot seat if he doesn't turn the ship around this season. That became more clear when they signed Tannehill, who is among the best backups in the NFL.
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Steven Hauschka photo 306. Steven Hauschka K - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Detroit Lions photo 307. Detroit Lions DST - DET (vs . GB)
Wendell Smallwood photo 308. Wendell Smallwood RB - PHI (at NYG)
Daniel Carlson photo 309. Daniel Carlson K - OAK (at DEN)
Jay Ajayi photo 310. Jay Ajayi RB - FA (BYE)
John Kelly photo 311. John Kelly RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Ty Montgomery photo 312. Ty Montgomery RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Cairo Santos photo 313. Cairo Santos K - TB (vs . ATL)
Michael Crabtree photo 314. Michael Crabtree WR - FA (BYE)
New York Jets photo 315. New York Jets DST - NYJ (at BUF)
Wayne Gallman photo 316. Wayne Gallman RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
New York Giants photo 317. New York Giants DST - NYG (vs . PHI)
Giorgio Tavecchio photo 318. Giorgio Tavecchio K - ATL (at TB)
Kendrick Bourne photo 319. Kendrick Bourne WR - SF (at SEA)
J'Mon Moore photo 320. J'Mon Moore WR - GB (at DET)
Irv Smith Jr. photo 321. Irv Smith Jr. TE - MIN (vs . CHI)
Diontae Johnson photo 322. Diontae Johnson WR - PIT (at BAL)
Mike Weber photo 323. Mike Weber RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Jake Butt photo 324. Jake Butt TE - DEN (vs . OAK)
Rod Smith photo 325. Rod Smith RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Cameron Artis-Payne photo 326. Cameron Artis-Payne RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Will Dissly photo 327. Will Dissly TE - SEA (vs . SF)
We don't have a big sample size of production out of Dissly, who was supposed to be "just" a blocking tight end. After catching six passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns in the first two games, Dissly came down to earth and posted just two catches for nine yards in his next two games. There was a flash of potential, but he's likely going to share the targets with Nick Vannett.
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Darwin Thompson photo 328. Darwin Thompson RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Tony Pollard photo 329. Tony Pollard RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Once we get more clarification on who the Cowboys backup running back is, rankings will change. As of now, it's got to be treated as if Pollard will get the first shot at it. They took Pollard in the fourth-round, then took Mike Weber in the seventh-round, which is quite the gap. Pollard was viewed as a versatile weapon who could be used on special teams, at running back, and at wide receiver, so it's possible they want Weber in the backup role, while Pollard plays a universal role. This is a backfield to pay attention to in the preseason, as Ezekiel Elliott's handcuff is worth quite a bit.
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Bilal Powell photo 330. Bilal Powell RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Travis Benjamin photo 331. Travis Benjamin WR - LAC (at KC)
With Tyrell Williams off to Oakland, the Chargers will insert Benjamin back into the starting lineup. If you go back to 2017, when Mike Williams was forced to miss much of the season, you'll see that Benjamin posted a respectable 567 yards and four touchdowns on 65 targets. It's possible that Benjamin finishes as a top-50 wide receiver in 2019, though his production will be a bit sporadic.
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San Francisco 49ers photo 332. San Francisco 49ers DST - SF (at SEA)
Dexter Williams photo 333. Dexter Williams RB - GB (at DET)
Myles Gaskin photo 334. Myles Gaskin RB - MIA (at NE)
Jeff Wilson photo 335. Jeff Wilson RB - SF (at SEA)
Matt Bryant photo 336. Matt Bryant K - FA (BYE)
If Bryant is signed, he will be well worth fantasy consideration, as he is one of the best kickers in the game. Be sure not to draft him, however, if he signs with a lousy offense that won't afford him many scoring chances.
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Ameer Abdullah photo 337. Ameer Abdullah RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Terry McLaurin photo 338. Terry McLaurin WR - WAS (at DAL)
Miles Boykin photo 339. Miles Boykin WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Miami Dolphins photo 340. Miami Dolphins DST - MIA (at NE)
Jordan Thomas photo 341. Jordan Thomas TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
Jace Sternberger photo 342. Jace Sternberger TE - GB (at DET)
Dustin Hopkins photo 343. Dustin Hopkins K - WAS (at DAL)
Zach Zenner photo 344. Zach Zenner RB - DET (vs . GB)
Daniel Jones photo 345. Daniel Jones QB - NYG (vs . PHI)
There Giants are saying that the QB job is still up in the air even though they said on draft night that Jones wouldn't start for three years. Whether they are just trying to light a fire under Eli is anyone's guess, but it remains a possibility that Jones starts 16 games with Saquon, Tate, Engram and Shepard.
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Chester Rogers photo 346. Chester Rogers WR - IND (at JAC)
Darren Waller photo 347. Darren Waller TE - OAK (at DEN)
Luke Willson photo 348. Luke Willson TE - OAK (at DEN)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers photo 349. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST - TB (vs . ATL)
Trent Taylor photo 350. Trent Taylor WR - SF (at SEA)
Tim Patrick photo 351. Tim Patrick WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
Marcus Murphy photo 352. Marcus Murphy RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
C.J. Uzomah photo 353. C.J. Uzomah TE - CIN (vs . CLE)
Justin Watson photo 354. Justin Watson WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Trenton Cannon photo 355. Trenton Cannon RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Chandler Catanzaro photo 356. Chandler Catanzaro K - NYJ (at BUF)
Jalen Hurd photo 357. Jalen Hurd WR - SF (at SEA)
Rodney Anderson photo 358. Rodney Anderson RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Bryce Love photo 359. Bryce Love RB - WAS (at DAL)
Bruce Anderson photo 360. Bruce Anderson RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Dontrelle Inman photo 361. Dontrelle Inman WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Austin Seferian-Jenkins photo 362. Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE - FA (BYE)
Laquon Treadwell photo 363. Laquon Treadwell WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Mark Walton photo 364. Mark Walton RB - MIA (at NE)
Josh Gordon photo 365. Josh Gordon WR - FA (BYE)
Blake Jarwin photo 366. Blake Jarwin TE - DAL (vs . WAS)
Jesse James photo 367. Jesse James TE - DET (vs . GB)
Josh Oliver photo 368. Josh Oliver TE - JAC (vs . IND)
Jordan Matthews photo 369. Jordan Matthews WR - SF (at SEA)
Rishard Matthews photo 370. Rishard Matthews WR - NO (at CAR)
Benjamin Watson photo 371. Benjamin Watson TE - NE (vs . MIA)
Blake Bortles photo 372. Blake Bortles QB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Jaron Brown photo 373. Jaron Brown WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Dawson Knox photo 374. Dawson Knox TE - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Drew Lock photo 375. Drew Lock QB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Joe Flacco isn't going to go down without a fight but that doesn't mean Elway and company won't turn the keys over to Lock at some point this season. This is a run-first offense and there aren't many weapons in the passing game, but any starter is worthwhile in a 2QB league.
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Geoff Swaim photo 376. Geoff Swaim TE - JAC (vs . IND)
Vernon Davis photo 377. Vernon Davis TE - WAS (at DAL)
Riley Ridley photo 378. Riley Ridley WR - CHI (at MIN)
Adam Shaheen photo 379. Adam Shaheen TE - CHI (at MIN)
LeGarrette Blount photo 380. LeGarrette Blount RB - FA (BYE)
Tyler Higbee photo 381. Tyler Higbee TE - LAR (vs . ARI)
Trayveon Williams photo 382. Trayveon Williams RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Allen Hurns photo 383. Allen Hurns WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Taysom Hill photo 384. Taysom Hill QB - NO (at CAR)
Jermaine Kearse photo 385. Jermaine Kearse WR - DET (vs . GB)
Kelvin Harmon photo 386. Kelvin Harmon WR - WAS (at DAL)
Hunter Renfrow photo 387. Hunter Renfrow WR - OAK (at DEN)
Cody Parkey photo 388. Cody Parkey K - FA (BYE)
Teddy Bridgewater photo 389. Teddy Bridgewater QB - NO (at CAR)
Matt LaCosse photo 390. Matt LaCosse TE - NE (vs . MIA)
Alex Collins photo 391. Alex Collins RB - FA (BYE)
Dez Bryant photo 392. Dez Bryant WR - FA (BYE)
Jakeem Grant photo 393. Jakeem Grant WR - MIA (at NE)
Ryan Switzer photo 394. Ryan Switzer WR - PIT (at BAL)
Javorius Allen photo 395. Javorius Allen RB - NO (at CAR)
Qadree Ollison photo 396. Qadree Ollison RB - ATL (at TB)
Kahale Warring photo 397. Kahale Warring TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
Chris Moore photo 398. Chris Moore WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Jordan Scarlett photo 399. Jordan Scarlett RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Kelvin Benjamin photo 400. Kelvin Benjamin WR - FA (BYE)
Tyler Kroft photo 401. Tyler Kroft TE - BUF (vs . NYJ)
KeeSean Johnson photo 402. KeeSean Johnson WR - ARI (at LAR)
Travis Homer photo 403. Travis Homer RB - SEA (vs . SF)
Corey Coleman photo 404. Corey Coleman WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Jarius Wright photo 405. Jarius Wright WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Pierre Garcon photo 406. Pierre Garcon WR - FA (BYE)
J.J. Nelson photo 407. J.J. Nelson WR - OAK (at DEN)
Torrey Smith photo 408. Torrey Smith WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Gary Jennings photo 409. Gary Jennings WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Cody Latimer photo 410. Cody Latimer WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Josh Hill photo 411. Josh Hill TE - NO (at CAR)
Randy Bullock photo 412. Randy Bullock K - CIN (vs . CLE)
Cincinnati Bengals photo 413. Cincinnati Bengals DST - CIN (vs . CLE)
Zane Gonzalez photo 414. Zane Gonzalez K - ARI (at LAR)
Oakland Raiders photo 415. Oakland Raiders DST - OAK (at DEN)
Foster Moreau photo 416. Foster Moreau TE - OAK (at DEN)
Sebastian Janikowski photo 417. Sebastian Janikowski K - FA (BYE)
Chad Beebe photo 418. Chad Beebe WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Alex Barnes photo 419. Alex Barnes RB - TEN (at HOU)
Jeff Heuerman photo 420. Jeff Heuerman TE - DEN (vs . OAK)
Chris Ivory photo 421. Chris Ivory RB - FA (BYE)
Will Grier photo 422. Will Grier QB - CAR (vs . NO)
Cam is apparently good to go for Week 1, but as we saw with Andrew Luck in 2017, that may not quite be true. Shoulder injuries are a beast, and despite Cam being a competitor, it would be wise for Carolina to take their time with him, lest he re-injure it. Whichever way you slice it, Grier seems likely to get a few starts in 2019 with weapons at his disposal.
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Andre Ellington photo 423. Andre Ellington RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Preston Williams photo 424. Preston Williams WR - MIA (at NE)
Karan Higdon photo 425. Karan Higdon RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Emanuel Hall photo 426. Emanuel Hall WR - CHI (at MIN)
Tavon Austin photo 427. Tavon Austin WR,RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Demetrius Harris photo 428. Demetrius Harris TE - CLE (at CIN)
Eddy Pineiro photo 429. Eddy Pineiro K - CHI (at MIN)
Tyrod Taylor photo 430. Tyrod Taylor QB - LAC (at KC)
Chad Williams photo 431. Chad Williams WR - ARI (at LAR)
Nick Mullens photo 432. Nick Mullens QB - SF (at SEA)
Darren Sproles photo 433. Darren Sproles RB - FA (BYE)
Tajae Sharpe photo 434. Tajae Sharpe WR - TEN (at HOU)
Robert Griffin photo 435. Robert Griffin QB - BAL (vs . PIT)
While Lamar Jackson has the job on lockdown, he also runs enough that an injury is quite possible. If it were to happen, Griffin would step right in and likely assume a similar role. While he isn't the greatest passer, his throwing is more advanced that Jackson's which would add up to a nice QB2 with his rushing ability and likely volume.
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Elijah Holyfield photo 436. Elijah Holyfield RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Seth Roberts photo 437. Seth Roberts WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Matt Gay photo 438. Matt Gay K - TB (vs . ATL)
Brian Hill photo 439. Brian Hill RB - ATL (at TB)
Jacoby Brissett photo 440. Jacoby Brissett QB - IND (at JAC)
Andrew Luck was exceptional in 2018 so most Brissett dynasty owners have cut him loose. if that be the case in your league, you might want to scoop him up. Luck looks great now, but shoulder injuries have a way of resurfacing which would throw Brissett into a starting job behind the best offensive line in football.
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Darrel Williams photo 441. Darrel Williams RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Byron Pringle photo 442. Byron Pringle WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Jason Croom photo 443. Jason Croom TE - BUF (vs . NYJ)
James Williams photo 444. James Williams RB - FA (BYE)
Corey Grant photo 445. Corey Grant RB - FA (BYE)
Jordan Lasley photo 446. Jordan Lasley WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Boston Scott photo 447. Boston Scott RB - PHI (at NYG)
Isaiah Crowell photo 448. Isaiah Crowell RB - OAK (at DEN)
Brice Butler photo 449. Brice Butler WR - MIA (at NE)
Mike Boone photo 450. Mike Boone RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Justin Hardy photo 451. Justin Hardy WR - ATL (at TB)
Ryan Finley photo 452. Ryan Finley QB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Jason Sanders photo 453. Jason Sanders K - MIA (at NE)
Austin Seibert photo 454. Austin Seibert K - CLE (at CIN)
Braxton Berrios photo 455. Braxton Berrios WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Maurice Harris photo 456. Maurice Harris WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Scott Miller photo 457. Scott Miller WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Mason Rudolph photo 458. Mason Rudolph QB - PIT (at BAL)
Anthony Johnson photo 459. Anthony Johnson WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Bruce Ellington photo 460. Bruce Ellington WR - FA (BYE)
Marcell Ateman photo 461. Marcell Ateman WR - OAK (at DEN)
Alex Erickson photo 462. Alex Erickson WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
J.D. McKissic photo 463. J.D. McKissic RB - SEA (vs . SF)
Brandon Powell photo 464. Brandon Powell WR - DET (vs . GB)
Xavier Grimble photo 465. Xavier Grimble TE - PIT (at BAL)
Ed Dickson photo 466. Ed Dickson TE - SEA (vs . SF)
Lil'Jordan Humphrey photo 467. Lil'Jordan Humphrey WR - NO (at CAR)
Benny Cunningham photo 468. Benny Cunningham RB - JAC (vs . IND)
Isaiah McKenzie photo 469. Isaiah McKenzie WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Ryan Griffin photo 470. Ryan Griffin TE - FA (BYE)
Austin Carr photo 471. Austin Carr WR - NO (at CAR)
Doug Baldwin photo 472. Doug Baldwin WR - FA (BYE)
Raheem Mostert photo 473. Raheem Mostert RB - SF (at SEA)
Rob Gronkowski photo 474. Rob Gronkowski TE - FA (BYE)
David Sills photo 475. David Sills WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
DaMarkus Lodge photo 476. DaMarkus Lodge WR - TB (vs . ATL)
DeAndre Washington photo 477. DeAndre Washington RB - OAK (at DEN)
Dan Arnold photo 478. Dan Arnold TE - NO (at CAR)
Jalin Moore photo 479. Jalin Moore RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Jordan Akins photo 480. Jordan Akins TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
Rhett Ellison photo 481. Rhett Ellison TE - NYG (vs . PHI)
Devine Ozigbo photo 482. Devine Ozigbo RB - NO (at CAR)
Lee Smith photo 483. Lee Smith TE - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Andre Roberts photo 484. Andre Roberts WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Darius Slayton photo 485. Darius Slayton WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Mack Hollins photo 486. Mack Hollins WR - PHI (at NYG)
DeAndre Carter photo 487. DeAndre Carter WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
James O'Shaughnessy photo 488. James O'Shaughnessy TE - JAC (vs . IND)
Russell Shepard photo 489. Russell Shepard WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Mo Alie-Cox photo 490. Mo Alie-Cox TE - IND (at JAC)
Chris Warren III photo 491. Chris Warren III RB - OAK (at DEN)
Richie James photo 492. Richie James WR - SF (at SEA)
Kevin White photo 493. Kevin White WR - ARI (at LAR)
Stephen Anderson photo 494. Stephen Anderson TE - NE (vs . MIA)
Josh Bellamy photo 495. Josh Bellamy WR - NYJ (at BUF)
Drew Sample photo 496. Drew Sample TE - CIN (vs . CLE)
Trent Sherfield photo 497. Trent Sherfield WR - ARI (at LAR)
Zach Pascal photo 498. Zach Pascal WR - IND (at JAC)
Jeremy Hill photo 499. Jeremy Hill RB - FA (BYE)
Maxx Williams photo 500. Maxx Williams TE - ARI (at LAR)
Antoine Wesley photo 501. Antoine Wesley WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Garrett Celek photo 502. Garrett Celek TE - SF (at SEA)
Blake Bell photo 503. Blake Bell TE - KC (vs . LAC)
Dwayne Allen photo 504. Dwayne Allen TE - MIA (at NE)
Alfred Morris photo 505. Alfred Morris RB - FA (BYE)
Shawn Poindexter photo 506. Shawn Poindexter WR - SF (at SEA)
Greg Dortch photo 507. Greg Dortch WR - NYJ (at BUF)
Nick Boyle photo 508. Nick Boyle TE - BAL (vs . PIT)
Cody Core photo 509. Cody Core WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Marshawn Lynch photo 510. Marshawn Lynch RB - FA (BYE)
Anthony Ratliff-Williams photo 511. Anthony Ratliff-Williams WR - TEN (at HOU)
Virgil Green photo 512. Virgil Green TE - LAC (at KC)
Derek Carrier photo 513. Derek Carrier TE - OAK (at DEN)
Samaje Perine photo 514. Samaje Perine RB - WAS (at DAL)
Luke Stocker photo 515. Luke Stocker TE - ATL (at TB)
Jacob Hollister photo 516. Jacob Hollister TE - SEA (vs . SF)
Terrelle Pryor photo 517. Terrelle Pryor WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Alexander Hollins photo 518. Alexander Hollins WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Trevon Wesco photo 519. Trevon Wesco TE - NYJ (at BUF)
Shaun Wilson photo 520. Shaun Wilson RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Kapri Bibbs photo 521. Kapri Bibbs RB - FA (BYE)
Dylan Cantrell photo 522. Dylan Cantrell WR - LAC (at KC)
Andrew Jacas photo 523. Andrew Jacas K - SF (at SEA)
C.J. Conrad photo 524. C.J. Conrad TE - NYG (vs . PHI)
Eli Rogers photo 525. Eli Rogers WR - PIT (at BAL)
Nyqwan Murray photo 526. Nyqwan Murray WR - FA (BYE)
Andrew Wellock photo 527. Andrew Wellock K - CAR (vs . NO)
Kaden Smith photo 528. Kaden Smith TE - SF (at SEA)
Travis Fulgham photo 529. Travis Fulgham WR - DET (vs . GB)
Brett Hundley photo 530. Brett Hundley QB - ARI (at LAR)
Jordan Leggett photo 531. Jordan Leggett TE - TB (vs . ATL)
Matt Schaub photo 532. Matt Schaub QB - ATL (at TB)
Marcus Kemp photo 533. Marcus Kemp WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Darius Jackson photo 534. Darius Jackson RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Dwayne Washington photo 535. Dwayne Washington RB - NO (at CAR)
Seth DeValve photo 536. Seth DeValve TE - CLE (at CIN)
Elliott Fry photo 537. Elliott Fry K - CHI (at MIN)
Erik Swoope photo 538. Erik Swoope TE - OAK (at DEN)
Alize Mack photo 539. Alize Mack TE - NO (at CAR)
Kyle Lauletta photo 540. Kyle Lauletta QB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Matt Barkley photo 541. Matt Barkley QB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Daurice Fountain photo 542. Daurice Fountain WR - IND (at JAC)
Chase Daniel photo 543. Chase Daniel QB - CHI (at MIN)
Kenjon Barner photo 544. Kenjon Barner RB - ATL (at TB)
Kenneth Farrow photo 545. Kenneth Farrow RB - MIA (at NE)
Michael Roberts photo 546. Michael Roberts TE - FA (BYE)
Nick O'Leary photo 547. Nick O'Leary TE - MIA (at NE)
Vyncint Smith photo 548. Vyncint Smith WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Amara Darboh photo 549. Amara Darboh WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Dalton Schultz photo 550. Dalton Schultz TE - DAL (vs . WAS)
Josh Malone photo 551. Josh Malone WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Drew Stanton photo 552. Drew Stanton QB - CLE (at CIN)
T.J. Logan photo 553. T.J. Logan RB - ARI (at LAR)
Cooper Rush photo 554. Cooper Rush QB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Troy Fumagalli photo 555. Troy Fumagalli TE - DEN (vs . OAK)
Damion Ratley photo 556. Damion Ratley WR - CLE (at CIN)
Gehrig Dieter photo 557. Gehrig Dieter WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Jaleel Scott photo 558. Jaleel Scott WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Kyle Juszczyk photo 559. Kyle Juszczyk RB - SF (at SEA)
Juwann Winfree photo 560. Juwann Winfree WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
Cam Batson photo 561. Cam Batson WR - TEN (at HOU)