Fantasy Football Player Notes

2018 Draft Rankings
Todd Gurley photo 1. Todd Gurley RB - LAR
Gurley's season last year was the best for a running back since Chris Johnson's 2000 yard season in 2009. Sure, Le'Veon Bell is amazing, but you may be missing the boat if you don't grab by far the best fantasy asset with the first overall pick.
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David Johnson photo 2. David Johnson RB - ARI
Some are clamoring that Johnson should even be the top overall pick. Now, you shouldn't go that far because his touchdown rate from 2016 is entirely unsustainable, but he is without question the workhorse in Arizona and ought to bounce back to a high-end RB1 this season.
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Ezekiel Elliott photo 3. Ezekiel Elliott RB - DAL
Despite missing six games last year, Zeke managed to still be a top 10 running back. Believe it or not, he scored more standard league points per game than even Le'Veon Bell. So long as he is able to stay healthy, we are looking at one of the top five assets in fantasy football once again.
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Antonio Brown photo 4. Antonio Brown WR - PIT
If you are looking for safety in the first round, you'll find much more of it in Brown than any of the running backs. He has been a top three wideout each of the past four seasons and is as durable as they come. Don't hesitate to draft him in the top six overall.
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Alvin Kamara photo 5. Alvin Kamara RB - NO
If you are expecting Kamara to turn into a workhorse with Ingram out the first four games, or even the entire season, you may want to consider that he never saw more than 12 carries in any game last year. His ceiling is limited as a result, plus his touchdown rate is certain to come crashing back down to earth. Still, he is a first rounder without any doubts.
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Saquon Barkley photo 6. Saquon Barkley RB - NYG
While this may not have been the smartest #2 pick for an NFL team, he is a surefire top-10 fantasy player even as a rookie. The Giants improved their offensive line and are expected to offer Saquon over 350 touches. That is a recipe for one of the best rookie seasons in fantasy football history.
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DeAndre Hopkins photo 7. DeAndre Hopkins WR - HOU
Hopkins was excellent even after Watson's injury last season and they didn't do enough this off-season that fantasy owners should be threatened about his target share. With that said, reaching 13 touchdowns again is unlikely as Watson's TD-rate is likely to come crashing back to reality.
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Melvin Gordon photo 8. Melvin Gordon RB - LAC
Gordon is by no means in the elite class of running backs, but there is something to be said for someone who saw 20+ touches in each of his last eight games. That type of opportunity is irreplaceable, making him a sturdy RB1. How his season ends up will merely be determined by touchdowns and health.
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Leonard Fournette photo 9. Leonard Fournette RB - JAC
If Bortles continues to play like he did to close the season, defenses may finally stop stacking the box against Fournette. That prevented him from truly becoming elite last year, plus the foot injury that has been lingering around for years now. He comes with more risk than others ahead of him, but you can't go wrong adding a workhorse at the start of the end of the first round.
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Odell Beckham Jr. photo 10. Odell Beckham Jr. WR - NYG
You may want to draft Hopkins above Odell, but throughout their careers, Beckham has averaged an entire 2.5 fantasy points per game more. Even if you remove Osweiler from Hopkins' equation, Beckham still crushes him. The biggest knock against Beckham is the injuries he has seen.
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Kareem Hunt photo 11. Kareem Hunt RB - KC
Hunt was spectacular in the first three weeks then to close the season for Kansas City, but the in between stretch left owners benching him before long. More than likely, we will see something in the middle, and with Spencer Ware now in the fold, his ceiling is capped. Don't forget that Ware was every bit as good as Hunt while he was the head-dog.
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Julio Jones photo 12. Julio Jones WR - ATL
Don't buy into the narrative that Jones is either inconsistent or injury prone. He has been just a step behind Antonio Brown in both of those over the past several seasons and is a near-lock to return top-ten value at the position for the fifth consecutive season.
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Michael Thomas photo 13. Michael Thomas WR - NO
Starting an NFL career with 2,382 receiving yards on 196 receptions during the first two seasons shows just how special Thomas is. We may not have even seen the best of him yet. Don't be shocked if he leaps forward into the top tier at the position.
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Dalvin Cook photo 14. Dalvin Cook RB - MIN
Cook will be only 11 months away from a torn ACL by the time the season begins, but he apparently looks great. If that is indeed back to good, we are looking at a young three-down bell cow who is a part of a terrific offense. Feel free to draft him in the top 15 overall.
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Davante Adams photo 15. Davante Adams WR - GB
Adams only saw 117 targets last season and was still a top 10 wideout. Subtract Jordy Nelson while adding Aaron Rodgers and there is a case to be made that he could catch 90 balls with 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. This is especially possible if Cobb's injury lingers into the season.
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A.J. Green photo 16. A.J. Green WR - CIN
By the time the season starts, Green will be 30 years old, and while he is still ultra-talented, his numbers have been trending down for a few years now. He is no longer going to sniff 100 receptions or even 90, but you can bank on him being a WR1 receiver if he remains healthy again.
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Christian McCaffrey photo 17. Christian McCaffrey RB - CAR
The signing of C.J. Anderson most definitely hurt McCaffrey's upside in the Panthers offense, but it appears as if the Panthers want to use McCaffrey in a workhorse role. His build is likely not designed to handle that type of work and it's something Ron Rivera acknowledged that after Week 1 of last season, so I'm not sure where this is coming from. But still, we have to assume he's getting 15-20 touches per week, which is among the elite, so he's most definitely on the RB1 radar. You should approach with caution, however, as Cam Newton is the best goal-line back in the game, which is why you never see their running backs score many rushing touchdowns. Most don't want to admit it, but McCaffrey's ceiling is capped.
8 weeks ago
Le'Veon Bell photo 18. Le'Veon Bell RB - PIT
Despite having a less-successful year than his 2016 campaign, Bell still finished No. 2 among fantasy running backs. His contract dispute is not going away any time soon, which moves him down under Todd Gurley due to safety. We fully expect Bell to suit-up when the lights come on in Week 1, but there's always a chance he doesn't. Another added risk is that he'll have a new offensive coordinator in 2018, though Randy Fichtner doesn't appear to be shy running a fast-paced offense. Update: It appears that Bell may not report to the team like he initially said, as his agent was interviewed on Sirius XM radio and said it's possible that Bell holds out until Week 10 to take less of a toll on his body before free agency. If you draft him, you absolutely need to reach for James Connor in the top eight rounds.
7 weeks ago
Keenan Allen photo 19. Keenan Allen WR - LAC
Allen was sensational at the end of the season, as we have typically seen from him when he stays healthy. Granted, staying on the field has been a struggle in the past, but you can bet on positive touchdown regression with Hunter Henry injured and another huge year if Allen plays 15 or 16 games.
9 weeks ago
Devonta Freeman photo 20. Devonta Freeman RB - ATL
It was only two seasons ago that Freeman took the fantasy world by storm and finished as the top back in football. The NFL moves fast, however, and with Shanahan gone last year, Freeman was not nearly as efficient. There is still plenty of upside, but he has something to prove before Freeman can be considered a clear-cut RB1 once again.
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Jordan Howard photo 21. Jordan Howard RB - CHI
Howard has been a useful fantasy running back the past two seasons, but primarily because of his workload. With Matt Nagy coming into town and Tarik Cohen being a significantly better pass catcher, Howard's touches should dwindle enough that he is no longer an RB1, but that doesn't mean he shouldn't be grabbed in the 3rd round.
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Rob Gronkowski photo 22. Rob Gronkowski TE - NE
Target for target, Gronk is the best tight end in football (well except for Hunter Henry--not joking). With that said, we all know his problems staying healthy. It used to be the case that we had to roll the dice anyway because he was far and away the best tight end. That isn't true anymore, as both Ertz and Kelce are right on his back. If you want a lottery ticket, grab him in the second round, but he may be too risky for others.
7 weeks ago
Mike Evans photo 23. Mike Evans WR - TB
Evans has managed 1,000+ yards each of his first four seasons, but he was just the WR20 in 2017. With Winston out the first three weeks, Evans' stock drops a little, but he is still a WR1 who can be targeted at the start of third rounds in 12-team leagues.
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Joe Mixon photo 24. Joe Mixon RB - CIN
Mixon was a major disappointment last season, but he has cut weight this off-season and is expected to be given the keys to a workhorse role in the Bengals' offense. We saw him go for 165 yards in the one game he touched the ball 25+ times, so the ceiling is clearly enormous. With that said, Mixon comes with more risk than most late-second round picks.
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T.Y. Hilton photo 25. T.Y. Hilton WR - IND
Andrew Luck is back, and while it hasn't looked ideal, there is significant upside in this offense. Sure, Hilton was lousy last year with Jacoby Brissett, but let's not be so quick to forget that Hilton was a top-five fantasy receiver the last time Luck played. There is a decent chance he leads the NFL in receiving again if his QB is back for good.
9 weeks ago
Travis Kelce photo 26. Travis Kelce TE - KC
While some will try to make the argument for Kelce over Rob Gronkowski, I won't be one of them, simply because the Chiefs now have an abundance of offensive weapons that are going to need touches. They signed Sammy Watkins for nearly $50 million, which tells you how much they wanted him, and Tyreek Hill has remained as efficient as ever, so it's hard to argue that you should take targets away from him. Ultimately, I still love Kelce as an asset, but he's lost some of the upside he presented in 2017, which still had him finish eight points behind Gronkowski... and he played one more game than Gronkowski did, too. The change in quarterback may not be a downgrade, but don't call it an upgrade.
10 weeks ago
Tyreek Hill photo 27. Tyreek Hill WR - KC
Last season, Tyreek broke out for 1,183 yards and 7 TDs, but he didn't catch a single red-zone TD. That can't continue. Add in Sammy Watkins and downgrade from QB and we are looking at a major drop off in production from season to season.
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Stefon Diggs photo 28. Stefon Diggs WR - MIN
Diggs has had struggles staying on the field, but when he is healthy, we are talking about a top 12 wide receiver. Everyone is all over Thielen, and for good reason, but it was Diggs who was the stronger fantasy player in points per game last season. Don't hesitate to add him ahead of more reliable names like Fitzgerald and Demaryius on draft day.
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Alex Collins photo 29. Alex Collins RB - BAL
Collins was extremely impressive once he took over the Ravens job and only got better from there. The issue, here, is that the Ravens have both Kenneth Dixon and Buck Allen who will likely have some role in the offense. If Collins can hold them off and get the lion's share of touches, however, we likely have an RB2 in him.
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LeSean McCoy photo 30. LeSean McCoy RB - BUF
It seems at this point that if McCoy was to face a suspension, it would be in the 2019 season. McCoy had some big games, and finished as a top 8 fantasy running back once again as a result, but he also finished outside the top 20 running backs 9 weeks last season. What's more, is that he has been trending down for years now and isn't exactly in the best offense. That combo of age and volatility is not one you should look for when trying to find an RB1.
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Kenyan Drake photo 31. Kenyan Drake RB - MIA
Drake was a major surprise to close the season, and quite a bit better than Jay Ajayi. You would think someone like that would be the surefire starter, but then the Dolphins went out and drafted Kalen Ballage and signed Frank Gore. If Drake is splitting touches, his ceiling is obviously limited, so keep an eye on the situation.
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Adam Thielen photo 32. Adam Thielen WR - MIN
With Pat Shurmur out of Minnesota, Thielen could see a major drop in targets. Granted, the quarterback situation has improved, but Dalvin Cook is back and should cut into those targets as well. At Thielen's current ADP, you may want to cool off of him.
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Amari Cooper photo 33. Amari Cooper WR - OAK
After posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons to open his career, Cooper hit some speed bumps in 2017, as he finished with just 680 yards in 14 games. It was even worse than that, though, as he accumulated 30.9 percent of his yardage in just one game. We do know that his ankle caused him to miss nearly two full games, but it's rare to see a wide receiver struggle the way he did when coming off two impressive seasons. It may not have helped that Derek Carr was dealing with a back injury as well, so we'll chalk that season up to an outlier in what's been a great start to a career. The Raiders cut Michael Crabtree, which helps, but then brought in both Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant to replenish the weaponry (Bryant was later cut). Still, Cooper is the only one who has rapport with his quarterback, so I'd expect him to bounce back to WR2 status in 2018. Another fun fact: Gruden has produced at least one 1,000-yard receiver in each of his 11 years as a coach.
7 weeks ago
Doug Baldwin photo 34. Doug Baldwin WR - SEA
Russell Wilson has been tremendous each and every year since he took over, and once again, Baldwin is far and away his top target. He should catch 70+ passes for the fourth consecutive season and continue his high TD-rate (29 TDs in 3 seasons). He isn't reliable game to game, however, and is dealing with a knee injury otherwise he would be up in the second tier of fantasy receivers.
9 weeks ago
Lamar Miller photo 35. Lamar Miller RB - HOU
Miller is expected to be the starter at least to open the season. Foreman is coming off a torn achillies, which is a difficult injury for running backs to bounce back from. Assuming Miller can hold him off, we may be looking at a top 15 running back in this strong Texans' offense.
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Zach Ertz photo 36. Zach Ertz TE - PHI
If Ertz can stay on the field for all 16 games, he's could be right there in the tier with Gronk and Kelce, but he's dealt with some nagging injuries the last two seasons that have caused him to miss four games. Still, his consistency is something, as he's not finished with 74-78 catches and 816-853 yards in each of the last three seasons, though he doubled his touchdown output in 2017. It wasn't a bad thing to see Trey Burton leave, but the Eagles immediately replaced him with Dallas Goedert, who is a massive red zone threat. Because of that, I'll keep Ertz in the tier below the alpha dogs, but he's not far behind. The fact that Alshon Jeffery may start the season on the PUP list only increases the hype for Ertz.
10 weeks ago
Royce Freeman photo 37. Royce Freeman RB - DEN
With C.J. Anderson gone, you may expect Freeman to jump right in and touch the ball 250 times, but that may not be the case. Apparently Booker is the starter, so until they hand the job to Freeman, keep your expectations reasonable. Still yet, if Freeman wins the job all for himself, he could be among the top handful of running backs in football.
7 weeks ago
Jay Ajayi photo 38. Jay Ajayi RB - PHI
Ajayi was extraordinarily inefficient last season with the Dolphins but took off once he got to Philly. The issue is that they didn't use him as a workhorse and may see a further split in the Eagles' workload with Sproles back. Yes, he has flashed ability at times, but it is merely a dream to imagine Ajayi has RB1 upside at this point. Rather, you are hoping for even 15 touches per week.
9 weeks ago
Derrick Henry photo 39. Derrick Henry RB - TEN
If the Titans hadn't brought in Dion Lewis, Henry just might be a top 6 fantasy running back this season. With Lewis in the fold, Henry might just be a flex player from week to week. We will know plenty more as the season draws near so keep an ear out for news and be careful to not draft Henry too high in the meantime.
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Larry Fitzgerald photo 40. Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARI
While he may be old, Fitzgerald has racked up 107+ receptions in three straight seasons out of the slot. He is a good bet to do it again with over 1,000 yards seeing that he had 51% of the targets returning to the Cardinals this year. Don't forget that they upgraded at QB too this off-season.
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Allen Robinson photo 41. Allen Robinson WR - CHI
In 2015, Robinson was sensational with 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns. That may lead you to believe he is going to be a monster in 2018, but try to remember that he was the WR29 the year before his 2017 injury. There are question marks about how he will recover from his injury and how many targets he will see in a suddenly loaded receiver core.
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JuJu Smith-Schuster photo 42. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR - PIT
Despite missing two games with injury and not starting for half the season, JuJu was a monster. He posted over 900 yards with a 73.4% catch rate. He has WR1 upside if injuries plagued Brown, but with Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and now James Washington to compete with, we might want to rethink his floor.
9 weeks ago
Demaryius Thomas photo 43. Demaryius Thomas WR - DEN
It's become the cool thing to avoid Thomas in drafts, and there's good reason for that. He's been trending in the wrong direction since Peyton Manning retired, finishing as the WR13, WR19, and then the WR23 in 2017. The impressive part is his consistency, despite the inconsistency from the quarterback position. The addition of Case Keenum will help more than it'll hurt, so find it in your heart to welcome Thomas into your WR2 slot, as he offers more safety than most taken in this range. Just make sure to attack upside with your WR3 pick. Update: With Courtland Sutton working his way into the starting lineup, it's going to continue to limit Thomas' upside, as Sutton is a big body who is likely a better red zone threat at this point in his career. Thomas is a low-upside, low-end WR2.
8 weeks ago
Marvin Jones photo 44. Marvin Jones WR - DET
Jones was a high-end WR1 in fantasy last year but is definitely due for some touchdown-rate regression. Even though he will take a big step backward, he should still be considered a WR2 worth adding in the 5th or 6th rounds.
9 weeks ago
Brandin Cooks photo 45. Brandin Cooks WR - LAR
Cooks had 1,000 yards and was a top-12 fantasy receiver with both Brady and Brees despite splitting targets with a ton of other useful pieces. While he may not be a WR1 anymore with Jared Goff throwing the passes, chances are that he won't stumble too far down the final leaderboard.
9 weeks ago
Golden Tate photo 46. Golden Tate WR - DET
Looking for a sure thing in the fifth round? Tate has 90+ receptions each of the past four seasons and over 4,000 yards in that same period. He hasn't missed a game in five years and is a safe bet to return solid WR2 numbers once again. Don't be worried about Golladay, as Tate plays out of the slot and the Lions play more three-WR sets than almost all teams.
9 weeks ago
Chris Hogan photo 47. Chris Hogan WR - NE
You might have a hard time believing this, but Hogan has never finished above 55th at the wide receiver position, so he isn't exactly a safe bet. With that said, Cooks is gone, Edelman is suspended for four games and now Hogan may just be Brady's #1. The upside that comes from that is well worth the risk in the 6th round of drafts.
9 weeks ago
Josh Gordon photo 48. Josh Gordon WR - NE
Gordon was fairly impressive last season for having hardly played football in the last several years. With that said, the Browns brought in Jarvis Landry and Carlos Hyde who should both cut into his opportunities. The ceiling is clearly huge, but the floor ought to scare you quite a bit as well, especially since we don't know if he will keep things clean off-the-field.
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Jarvis Landry photo 49. Jarvis Landry WR - CLE
This offseason, Landry went from the best possible situation with little competition and a QB who loved him to the worst possible situation in a crowded receiver core and a QB who passes the ball less than 500 times per season. Add in that he is also due for touchdown regression and we may be looking at the biggest disappointment this year.
9 weeks ago
Mark Ingram photo 50. Mark Ingram RB - NO
Ingram is set to miss 4 games due to suspension, but he was rock solid last year and is expected to maintain the same role upon his re-entry. From the moment he comes back, you are getting an easy RB1, so if you believe you can muster a win or two without your fifth round pick over the first month then don't hesitate to get Ingram on your roster at that point.
9 weeks ago
Marshawn Lynch photo 51. Marshawn Lynch RB - OAK
Lynch was a top 20 back last season and Doug Martin was horrible, so even though they brought in another piece and they are raving about Martin this pre-season, we should expect Marshawn to be the lead back again for now. Lynch is a good bet for 8+ touchdowns if he stays healthy as he is still among the best goal-line backs in football.
9 weeks ago
Dion Lewis photo 52. Dion Lewis RB - TEN
You may find this hard to believe, but Lewis was an RB1 last season. Granted, the Titans offense is much different from the Patriots offense and Lewis will have to complete with Henry for work, but he should be regarded as a solid flex play most weeks.
9 weeks ago
Aaron Rodgers photo 53. Aaron Rodgers QB - GB
The best in the game, period. By ranking him in the 30-40 range overall, I know that he's unlikely to fall to me in drafts, but that's because of how replaceable the position really is. The dip from Rodgers to someone like Matthew Stafford is typically four points per game, which is a much larger gap from someone like Melvin Gordon down to someone like Giovani Bernard. If Rodgers falls to the end of the third-round, that's when I'd start to consider him due to the consistency he provides at a very inconsistent position. Did you know that just five quarterbacks produced top-12 numbers in more than 50 percent of your starts? Rodgers has averaged 63.4 percent for his career.
10 weeks ago
Rex Burkhead photo 54. Rex Burkhead RB - NE
It seemed things were looking up for Burkhead after the Patriots let Dion Lewis walked and then signed the plodding Jeremy Hill to replace him. That didn't last long, as the Patriots snagged three-down running back Sony Michel at the end of the first-round, showing just how much they felt it was a need. Burkhead is likely to stay in the role he had last year, though the production should dip, as he scored a touchdown on a league-leading 8.5 percent of his touches. By comparison, the NFL average for running backs is 2.85 percent. Still, Burkhead makes for a solid flex-option who has RB2 potential if Michel doesn't pan out. The fact that Michel is missing part of training camp with a knee issue bodes well for Burkhead, who should start the year as a top-20 play at the running back position. Update: Burkhead is reportedly dealing with an ongoing knee injury, but one that he'll apparently play through. This most definitely adds risk to his draft stock, though he's still inside the top 30 running backs.
8 weeks ago
Carlos Hyde photo 55. Carlos Hyde RB - JAC
He's someone I was targeting in best-ball leagues as a low-end RB2 prior to the NFL Draft, as I do believe the Browns are going to be run-heavy in 2018. While that's still going to be the case, them drafting Nick Chubb in the second-round was the worst-case scenario for Hyde (outside of them taking Saquon Barkley). Chubb is essentially a younger version of Hyde, but faster. I still believe Hyde gets the bulk of the workload on what is essentially a one-year deal, but there's risk that Chubb takes over at some point. Update: With the way the Browns have used Hyde in Weeks 2 and 3 of the preseason, it's clear that he's the starter as we head into the season. Chubb will always be threatening his role, but it might be enough to keep Hyde trucking along.
8 weeks ago
Corey Davis photo 56. Corey Davis WR - TEN
Davis was inefficient last year and that is putting it lightly. If that is all you see, however, you will miss out on a potential WR2. He wasn't healthy to learn the playbook and work with his QB in the preseason, then he dominated in the playoffs. Let's not forget that he was drafted in the top 10 picks last season.
9 weeks ago
Marquise Goodwin photo 57. Marquise Goodwin WR - SF
Goodwin was quite impressive to close the season with Jimmy G, but keep in mind that he did it all with Garcon out of the lineup and versus some of the worst secondaries in football. He still has value, of course, but should not be considered as a reliable WR3 quite yet.
9 weeks ago
Greg Olsen photo 58. Greg Olsen TE - CAR
While I do believe that Olsen is on the down-slope of his career, he didn't actually fall off a cliff. Prior to getting hurt in 2017, he'd seen at least 104 targets in each season dating back to 2012. This is where I remind you that there were just six tight ends who topped 95 targets in 2017. You want to chase targets at the most volatile position in fantasy, so even though he may not have top-three upside anymore, he's still a top-eight tight end. One stat that doesn't show so well for Olsen and Christian McCaffrey is that no RB/TE duo produced more than 185 targets in 2016 or 2017.
8 weeks ago
Jimmy Graham photo 59. Jimmy Graham TE - GB
This is an interesting case, because we just saw the Packers sign a big-name free agent last year who was a massive letdown, but things have changed since that time. The biggest boost for Graham is the fact that Jordy Nelson is gone, as he was Aaron Rodgers' go-to target in the red zone, a job that can quickly become Graham's. He's not going to be the tight end who racks up 50-plus yards per game like Gronk, Kelce, or Ertz, but his touchdown numbers should be right in line with theirs. The concern with Graham is that he's going to turn 32 years old this year and showed signs of decline with an elite quarterback last year, as he failed to record more than 72 yards in any one game. He's going to be incredibly touchdown-dependent.
10 weeks ago
Tevin Coleman photo 60. Tevin Coleman RB - ATL
Coleman was nowhere near as impressive without Shanahan leading their offense last season, but that isn't to say he has lost his flex-worthy status. The Falcons are expected to keep working him into their gameplan and with a handful of receptions here and there, you've got a fairly reliable flex play which is tough to come by.
9 weeks ago
Michael Crabtree photo 61. Michael Crabtree WR - BAL
Crabtree how now been a top 30 fantasy receiver for three consecutive years, and although he is switching teams, his target share may actually go up since there is less competition and more passing in his new offense. He may not be a sexy pick, but Crabtree could prove startable most weeks.
9 weeks ago
Emmanuel Sanders photo 62. Emmanuel Sanders WR - DEN
It's very possible that Sanders outperforms my ranking of him, but he's now 31 years old and has started to show signs of slowing down, whether it be age or injuries. His yards per target has declined each of the last three seasons, bottoming out at 6.0 yards in 2017. The upgrade in quarterback should help, though, as he was still averaging 7.7 targets per game, which ranked 17th among wide receivers. He should be considered a solid WR3 with some upside, though Courtland Sutton and Demaryius Thomas aren't going to just go away. If the preseason has been a sign of things to come, Sanders might just be Case Keenum's favorite target.
8 weeks ago
Jamaal Williams photo 63. Jamaal Williams RB - GB
Aaron Jones was far more efficient last year than Williams but they drafted Williams first and gave him the first crack at starting, so don't give up on Williams winning this job. After all, Green Bay cares a ton about pass blocking running backs and Williams is the best of them. He's got major upside if he does well during his first two starts with Aaron Jones suspended.
9 weeks ago
Delanie Walker photo 64. Delanie Walker TE - TEN
There's not enough love for the tight end who has now finished top-12 in each of the last five years, including two top-five finishes. While many are expecting Corey Davis to have his breakout season, Walker is the safer choice to rely on for production, even if he doesn't offer extreme upside. Any time you can get 800-plus yards out of a tight end, he's worth consideration as a top-five player at the position. He's kind of like the Demaryius Thomas of tight ends, as he might be boring, but you aren't going to lose your fantasy league because of him. The Titans extending him prior to the season suggest that they know his eventual replacement, Jonnu Smith, isn't quite ready to take his snaps.
10 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins photo 65. Sammy Watkins WR - KC
Don't give up on Watkins, who was a train wreck last season. He didn't know the playbook because of when he was traded and the Rams weren't creative with their use of him. Kansas City has big plans for Sammy apparently, and if he can stay healthy, Watkins has all the talent in the world for a huge breakout.
9 weeks ago
Evan Engram photo 66. Evan Engram TE - NYG
Everything that could have went Engram's way last year in terms of targets, did. Both Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall were place on I.R. early in the season, while Sterling Shepard was in and out of the lineup with injuries. Not only are Beckham Jr. and Shepard back to full health, but the Giants just spent the No. 2 pick on Saquon Barkley, who is essentially another receiver. Engram is still likely to be a TE1, but I'm not touching him where he's being drafted. In the four games where he saw less than seven targets in 2017, he averaged just 1.5 receptions for 16.3 yards and no touchdowns.
10 weeks ago
Robby Anderson photo 67. Robby Anderson WR - NYJ
Anderson may end up missing some time but he will be worth drafting anyways considering the state of the Jets' receiver core and the way Anderson performed over the second half of last season. From the moment he returns, Anderson is startable each and every week.
9 weeks ago
Chris Carson photo 68. Chris Carson RB - SEA
Although the Seahawks just spent serious draft capital on a running back, it is growing more difficult to ignore the reports about Chris Carson excelling this off-season. Pete Carroll is not afraid to give the better man the job and accept a sunken cost. There is a chance Carson blossoms into a quality RB2 if he keeps the job.
8 weeks ago
Kyle Rudolph photo 69. Kyle Rudolph TE - MIN
It came out not long ago that Rudolph had offseason ankle surgery, which is now his eight surgery in the last 10 years. It hasn't affected him much over the last two years, though, as he ranks third in receptions, sixth in yards, and second in touchdowns among tight ends. He'll get an upgrade at quarterback with Kirk Cousins, though the Offensive Coordinator has also changed. You want to say that he's one of the safer TE1's in fantasy football, but it's only a matter of time before the injuries start to catch up, right? He's a mid-tier TE1.
10 weeks ago
Robert Woods photo 70. Robert Woods WR - LAR
While Woods was on the field last year, he was tremendous, and it would be fair to expect more of the same, but with Cooper Kupp moving past his rookie year and Brandin Cooks upgrading the Sammy Watkins role, some regression seems to be in store for Woods making him merely a low-end WR3 in redraft leagues.
9 weeks ago
Cooper Kupp photo 71. Cooper Kupp WR - LAR
Kupp finished as a top 30 fantasy receiver and the top rookie at his position last year. While there is, of course, room for growth and he may be their top red-zone weapon, it is also possible that he has already shown his ceiling considering how polished Kupp was when he entered the league.
9 weeks ago
Peyton Barber photo 72. Peyton Barber RB - TB
When the Bucs draft a running back at the top of the second-round, call me skeptical on just how long Barber holds the starting job. Whether or not you like it, draft stock matters. Barber is a formerly undrafted free agent who the Bucs let sit on the bench while Doug Martin and Charles Sims combined for 1,071 yards on 354 carries over the last two years. That amounts to just 3.03 yards per carry. While Barber played better, they obviously felt the need to invest in Ronald Jones. It seems that Barber will start with the bigger workload, but Jones is still the back I want to own, as talent wins in the end. Still, it's likely to be somewhat of a timeshare between the two all season.
8 weeks ago
Alshon Jeffery photo 73. Alshon Jeffery WR - PHI
Did you realize that Jeffery had just a 47.5 percent catch rate in 2017? That ranked 168th of the 211 wide receivers who saw at least one target in 2018. To know that he finished as the WR15 despite that is pretty amazing. The chemistry between him and Carson Wentz should grow as time goes on, though his touchdown rate will likely go down with Wentz's. Still, Jeffery is the clear-cut No. 1 receiver in an offense with a creative play-caller and franchise quarterback. His injury-riddled past is factored in, as he'd be higher on my list if he hadn't missed 11 games in the past three years with a lot of soft tissue injuries. News has been leaked recently that has him potentially remaining on the PUP list to start the season. If that's the case, he'll become nothing more than a late-round bench stash. As of now, it appears that he's likely to at least miss a few games.
10 weeks ago
Devin Funchess photo 74. Devin Funchess WR - CAR
Funchess took a step forward last year but now Greg Olsen is back and they drafted DJ Moore in the first round. Funchess should regress, obviously, with fewer targets, but he still has enough appeal to be a depth piece in standard 12-team leagues.
9 weeks ago
Kerryon Johnson photo 75. Kerryon Johnson RB - DET
Yes, the Lions spent some draft capital on Kerryon this off-season, but Matt Patricia also brought in touchdown vulture, LeGarrette Blount, which limits Johnson's upside. Plus, Ameer Abdullah is still alive with all his athleticism, and Theo Riddick hasn't gone anywhere. This is nowhere near a safe situation, but it is hard to deny Johnson's potential as an every week fantasy play if they hand him the keys to the backfield.
9 weeks ago
Jamison Crowder photo 76. Jamison Crowder WR - WAS
Crowder has continued to have doubters but keeps getting better each and every year. This season, he fits perfectly with his new quarterback, Alex Smith, who tends to throw to receivers only when they have separation, which is Crowder's specialty. He could have a huge breakout campaign as a result.
9 weeks ago
Trey Burton photo 77. Trey Burton TE - CHI
Going from Doug Pederson's offense to Matt Nagy's is going to be a treat for Burton who already knows 95 percent of the playbook. Over the last three years, the Andy Reid/Pederson/Nagy offenses have averaged 156.6 targets to tight ends. That number would've ranked as the fourth-most in the NFL last year and the Bears wasted no time acquiring him in free agency. While it's hard to trust a tight end who's never played in a full-time capacity, Burton is on the TE1 radar and is oozing with upside.
10 weeks ago
Russell Wilson photo 78. Russell Wilson QB - SEA
Wilson has been a top-three fantasy QB in three of the past four seasons. Even without weapons or an offensive line, he is a safe bet to deliver once again. With that said, the difference between him and Rodgers is substantial enough that you ought to wait several rounds to even consider Wilson.
10 weeks ago
Tom Brady photo 79. Tom Brady QB - NE
It's really only a matter of time before Brady starts the inevitable downturn to his Hall of Fame career, and we may have already started to witness the beginning of the end. After throwing 26 touchdowns and just three interceptions in the first 11 games, Brady threw just six touchdowns with five interceptions over the final five games, and failed to top 15 fantasy points in any of them. He still gets the benefit of the doubt, but I wouldn't go out of my way to draft him. Did you know that Brady was a top-12 performer just 50 percent of the time last year? Another year onto his age and subtracting Brandin Cooks surely doesn't help.
10 weeks ago
Kenny Stills photo 80. Kenny Stills WR - MIA
Although Stills never gets much hype, he has somehow managed to finish as a top 30 fantasy receiver in both of the past two seasons. Now that Jarvis Landry is out of the picture, another step forward could be in store. Fantasy owners can pick him up in the middle rounds as a fairly safe WR4.
9 weeks ago
Will Fuller photo 81. Will Fuller WR - HOU
When Fuller returned from injury in the second half of the season, we saw a much more clear picture of who he actually is. Sure, Watson will be back, but the touchdown rate will almost certainly be cut in half and Fuller will merely be a lottery ticket most weeks.
9 weeks ago
Nelson Agholor photo 82. Nelson Agholor WR - PHI
While Agholor did manage eight touchdowns last season, a good chunk of his production came with Nick Foles under center. It isn't that he will suddenly be useless with Wentz back, but he does take enough of a backseat that when coupled with his injury, we can't rely on him as a consistent scorer each week.
9 weeks ago
Pierre Garcon photo 83. Pierre Garcon WR - SF
Garcon wasn't able to find his way on the field last year to play with Jimmy G, but he was a useful receiver before then with a far less competent quarterback. This season, he could see 80 receptions if the 49ers choose to throw the ball as much as everyone seems to be expecting. That upside doesn't come without risk, however.
9 weeks ago
Cam Newton photo 84. Cam Newton QB - CAR
After the failed experiment of trying to dial back Newton's rushing attempts in 2016, it was good to see them unleash him again in 2017. If you take away Newton's ability to run, he wouldn't be a quarterback in this league very long. Fortunately, it seems the Panthers figured that out, making Newton an elite fantasy option once again, rushing for a career-high 754 yards. The upgraded weaponry around him doesn't hurt, but the weakened offensive line does, as they lost Andrew Norwell this offseason, their best lineman. Newton is likely to finish as a top-five quarterback, but he's too expensive in early ADP.
10 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson photo 85. Deshaun Watson QB - HOU
Just how unrepeatable was Watson's 2017 season? Well, since 2000, just four other quarterbacks have thrown a touchdown on more than 7.9 percent of their passes. We're talking about the entire careers of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, and Philip Rivers. Watson's rate was 9.3 percent in 2017. Looking at all quarterbacks in 2017, only he and Carson Wentz threw a touchdown on more than 6.7 percent of their attempts, which should give you all you need to know. In fact, you should expect his touchdown percentage to be cut in half (and it'd still be good). He's still among the top quartebacks because of his rushing ability, but don't pay for last year's production, which was still just essentially five games worth.
10 weeks ago
Isaiah Crowell photo 86. Isaiah Crowell RB - NYJ
It is assumed by most that Crowell will be handed the starting job with the Jets since he is the only back on the roster who has done it before, but there is a reason the Browns didn't bring him back. He hasn't been any good, so even if he does beat out Powell as the lead back, his ceiling is that of a flex.
9 weeks ago
Sony Michel photo 87. Sony Michel RB - NE
One of the interesting stats I've come across through my offseason research was that rookie running backs who were drafted in the first-round over the last six years finish as a RB1 80 percent of the time. While it's a very small sample size, it just goes to show that when a team invests a first-round pick on a running back, you shouldn't be afraid to roster him. On top of that, he plays for a team that's finished top-three in scoring in every season since 2010. Seriously, that's ridiculous. There are only two things that could get in Michel's way: Fumbles, so please, protect the ball. The other is injury, which no one is immune to. Michel actually needed a small procedure on his knee that knocked him out of training camp for two weeks, so he may be in somewhat of a timeshare to start the season. He needs to move down boards if we hear that his absence will extend into the regular season.
8 weeks ago
Drew Brees photo 88. Drew Brees QB - NO
Since 2008, Brees' touchdown rate had been 5.0 percent or higher, which was the reason he threw for at least 32 touchdowns in each of those seasons. In 2017, however, that number dipped to 4.3 percent. Was it Brees slipping? Well, when you look at his record-setting completion percentage (72.0 percent), highest yards per attempt since 2011 (8.1), and lowest interception rate in his entire career (1.5 percent), my answer would be an emphatic "no." The touchdowns will come back, as will the pass attempts, and Brees will likely be one of the steals in fantasy drafts. If he falls to you in the late sixth- or seventh-round, snag him.
10 weeks ago
Jordan Reed photo 89. Jordan Reed TE - WAS
He's not for those who are risk-adverse, as he's never played all 16 games. In fact, he has averaged just 10.4 games played over his five-year career, with a career-low of six games last year. Still, when on the field, he's been one of the top-five tight ends in the game, and the arrival of Alex Smith doesn't hurt at all, as he's produced a couple top-five tight ends in his time. Reports out of Washington suggest that Reed looks better than he has in years.
10 weeks ago
Jordy Nelson photo 90. Jordy Nelson WR - OAK
Let's be clear - when you go from Aaron Rodgers to Derek Carr, there's going to be a massive efficiency decline. One positive from the move to the Raiders is that it appears they'll be using him in the slot, similarly to the way that the Cardinals use Larry Fitzgerald. Nelson isn't as physically imposing as Fitzgerald, and he's also got to compete with Amari Cooper for targets. While Nelson will be usable as a safe WR4 play most weeks, he doesn't offer you much upside.
7 weeks ago
Randall Cobb photo 91. Randall Cobb WR - GB
In years where both Cobb and Rodgers have been healthy, Cobb has finished #6, #19 and #31. Even last season, Cobb was a flex play with backups throwing him the football. If Cobb can get back on the field soon and isn't traded, he ought to be drafted as a WR3 with upside for much more.
7 weeks ago
Julian Edelman photo 92. Julian Edelman WR - NE
Edelman is suspended for the first four games of the season, so his draft stock has fallen, but when he is on the field, he tends to give WR2 numbers. If you can afford to play without him for the first four weeks then you might want to make him a target around round 10.
9 weeks ago
Alfred Morris photo 93. Alfred Morris RB - SF
It could be nothing, but it could be something... Morris was signed to the 49ers mid-August due to injuries to both Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida, leading most to believe he's just a camp body, but don't forget that Morris totaled over 2,800 rushing yards under Kyle Shanahan back in 2012-2013. After McKinnon's season-ending ACL injury, Morris is on the roster and is very likely the starter. He's going to share time with Breida, but Morris should be worth at least an RB3/flex play most weeks.
7 weeks ago
Chris Thompson photo 94. Chris Thompson RB - WAS
Thomspon somehow outscored Jordan Howard in terms of fantasy points per game last season, despite just 1/3rd as many touches. Now, Thompson is recovering from an injury, due for touchdown regression, and under a new quarterback, but he still seems to be a safe flex play when he returns from the injury.
9 weeks ago
Rashaad Penny photo 95. Rashaad Penny RB - SEA
The Seahawks have been implying that they intend to run the ball over and over again. The offensive line is lousy as usual, but the offense should put up enough points that if Seattle truly has a workhorse back, he could end up in the RB1 discussion come end of the year. The issue, of course, is that Seattle has been telling people Chris Carson is that running back for now, plus Penny just had finger surgery.
9 weeks ago
Kelvin Benjamin photo 96. Kelvin Benjamin WR - BUF
Let me be clear - I'm not a fan of Benjamin the player, but I am a fan of the targets he'll see with a lack of receiving options in Buffalo. It was the reason he saw 115-plus targets in Carolina, and the quarterback situation wasn't much better (from an accuracy standpoint), but he was able to finish as a top-24 receiver multiple times. Targets first, talent second in fantasy football. As long as Benjamin shows he's healthy when drafts start taking place, he's worthy of a top-40 wide receiver pick.
7 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins photo 97. Kirk Cousins QB - MIN
Many are assuming that just because the talent around Cousins got better, that he'll produce more than he did with the Redskins. I'd hit the brakes on that assessment, as his efficiency was among the best in the game while there, and he was among the top-10 in pass attempts every season. Going to the Vikings (who threw the ball just 526 times in 2017) is going to change that, as their defense is top-three in the league, which doesn't allow shootouts. They also just lost their offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, so it'll take some time for everyone to sync up. While Cousins should be a bit more consistent, I don't think he comes with the upside to warrant a top-eight quarterback selection. Even though he finished as a top-eight quarterback in each of the last three seasons, he's posted less than 14 fantasy points in 18-of-48 games in those seasons, which is an abnormally high bust-rate.
10 weeks ago
Matt Breida photo 98. Matt Breida RB - SF
Him separating his shoulder in the preseason opener cost him the entire preseason, but he's expected back for Week 1. The bad news is that they signed Alfred Morris during that time, and he's likely the better 1-2 down back. Now that Jerick McKinnon is out for the year, Breida has a locked-in role as the better pass-catcher out of the backfield and he should be mixed in on first and second downs. Game-script will likely decide which of these running backs is the better play each week.
7 weeks ago
Jack Doyle photo 99. Jack Doyle TE - IND
The addition of Eric Ebron to the roster does cloudy the picture to clear targets for Doyle, but not enough to move him out of the TE1 conversation. If you recall, Doyle's breakout season took place when most thought Dwayne Allen was on the roster and most thought he was the one to own. Doyle has chemistry with Andrew Luck and even showed the ability to produce with Jacoby Brissett last year, which gives an added level of comfort. Luck has targeted tight ends much more than most during his career, and with the addition of Frank Reich, who comes out from Doug Pederson's tight-end-heavy offense shouldn't change that. Doyle should be considered a high-end TE2 until proven not to be.
10 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford photo 100. Matthew Stafford QB - DET
It seems like Stafford is the same quarterback every year, as he's now finished in-between the QB5 and QB11 in six of the last seven seasons. Both him and Matt Ryan are the borderline QB1's that you don't LOVE drafting, but they're usually the safest picks on the board, though Stafford usually goes a bit earlier. While his overall numbers put him in the top-12, he's been outside the top-12 in each of the last four seasons when it comes to QB1 performance percentage, as he's typically around the 37.5 percent mark. You're just as well-off streaming the position.
10 weeks ago
Sterling Shepard photo 101. Sterling Shepard WR - NYG
Over the first two years of his career, Shepard has shown the ability to step-up and be the focal point of a passing attack, though he doesn't need to be with Odell Beckham Jr. on the field. To know that he has that ability is a bonus, though, as Beckham Jr. has dealt with injuries throughout his career. Pat Shurmur did wonders for Adam Thielen's career while working out of the slot, which is where Shepard has played over 80 percent of his snaps the last two years. He's going to give you WR4 production regardless, but has upside for much more. If someone tells you he's not a WR3, ask them what the difference is between someone like him and Juju Smith-Schuster. While the latter may have a better quarterback, Shepard may see more targets.
8 weeks ago
Marlon Mack photo 102. Marlon Mack RB - IND
Mack has tons of potential if Andrew Luck is healthy and the Colts trust Mack to be a three-down back. If neither is the case, we are looking at a fringe flex player, but the upside is enticing enough that you may want to target him toward the middle of your draft if you've got a strong core of running backs ahead of him.
9 weeks ago
David Njoku photo 103. David Njoku TE - CLE
I've always been a fan of Njoku the player, but was really concerned about his 2018 outlook until recently. Targets were going to be hard to come by, that was until Corey Coleman was traded, Josh Gordon went away from the team, and Antonio Callaway might have more off-the-field issues. After an impressive preseason opener, it seems that Todd Haley is going to make it a point to use the freakishly athletic tight end in more ways than Hue Jackson did last year.
10 weeks ago
Andrew Luck photo 104. Andrew Luck QB - IND
Let's be real about this - nobody outside of Andrew Luck knows whether or not he can return to form. What I can tell you about his preseason performance is that he looked fantastic. He'll now be playing behind the best offensive line of his career and in an offense that'll likely be much more creative than the ones he's been in to this point. Ideally, he'd have better options to throw to, but as he's shown in the past, he can make it work if healthy.
10 weeks ago
Duke Johnson photo 105. Duke Johnson RB - CLE
Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb both join the fold, but Johnson has been so impressive in his role that you can count on his touches being safe. He was start-worthy as often as virtually any other running back last season. The downside is that his ceiling is limited because he won't get early down touches.
9 weeks ago
George Kittle photo 106. George Kittle TE - SF
We saw the chemistry starting to develop between Kittle and Jimmy Garoppolo towards the end of the season, where Kittle hauled in 11 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown over the final three games. Knowing that the starting wide receivers are Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin, and Trent Taylor, who are all 6-foot or shorter, Garoppolo is going to need a big red zone threat. When it comes to tight ends, you're going to need those touchdowns, and Kittle just might deliver. It's a bummer to hear that he separated his shoulder in the first preseason game, which could limit his potential early in the season should the injury linger.
10 weeks ago
Keelan Cole photo 107. Keelan Cole WR - JAC
Now that Marqise Lee is out for the season, Cole enters the year as the favorite to lead Jags' receivers in fantasy points this season. Seeing that he was #2 in the NFL in fantasy points over the five games he started last year, you may want to reach for him in the 10th or 11th before someone else beats you to the punch.
8 weeks ago
Ben Roethlisberger photo 108. Ben Roethlisberger QB - PIT
Big Ben has only been better than the 10th best fantasy QB once in the past eight seasons. If you are banking on that then you will probably end up very frustrated in a few months. He is a terrific streamer half the time, but can't be relied on week to week and has proven injury-prone in the past.
10 weeks ago
Philip Rivers photo 109. Philip Rivers QB - LAC
Facts are facts and Rivers has now finished as a top-12 quarterback in eight of the last 10 seasons. He's got one of the better offensive lines in football and his weapons have never been better than they are right now. There's not enough love for the boring low-end QB1, though his stock took a slight hit when Hunter Henry went down with a torn ACL. Here's to hoping Mike Williams can be a solid red-zone threat. Rivers is someone you'll be okay with if you wait until double-digit rounds to draft a quarterback.
10 weeks ago
Tarik Cohen photo 110. Tarik Cohen RB - CHI
If you are looking for upside in the middle of your drafts, look no further than Cohen, who is also known as the human joystick. Matt Nagy loves pass-catching backs and Cohen was heavily underutilized last season. He is a real threat to break out as a result, but there is nowhere near enough safety here to rely on him each week.
9 weeks ago
Jimmy Garoppolo photo 111. Jimmy Garoppolo QB - SF
There's a lot of hype surrounding Garoppolo, who finished the season with a bang. His 8.8 yards per attempt ranks as third-best of any quarterback who's thrown the ball at least 100 times in the last five years. With that being said, he did finish with just 7 touchdowns and 5 interceptions in five starts, so it wasn't all coming together just yet. He lacks a true No. 1 receiver, which may hurt his overall touchdown numbers, and he doesn't offer any rushing upside, as he's rushed for just 17 yards in his seven NFL starts. There's definitely a chance that he gets into QB1 territory, but you shouldn't pay for that just yet. His current cost is inside the top-eight quarterbacks, which is just too much.
10 weeks ago
Carson Wentz photo 112. Carson Wentz QB - PHI
To give you an idea as to how unrepeatable Wentz's 2017 season was from a touchdown standpoint, let's compare him to Aaron Rodgers. Wentz's touchdown rate was 7.5 percent last year, a number that Rodgers has hit just once in his career. Remember, we are talking about the guy who I'd consider the best of all-time. If we dialed back his touchdown rate to 6.0 percent, which is still elite, he would've thrown seven less touchdowns, which would drop him from the QB5 to QB12. Coming off an ACL tear may limit his mobility at the start of the season, which further impacts his fantasy performance. I'd avoid him in standard 1QB leagues because it's now been confirmed that he'll miss the season opener, and potentially more.
7 weeks ago
Adrian Peterson photo 113. Adrian Peterson RB - WAS
The Derrius Guice injury had a trickle-down effect on the rest of the depth chart, though it's odd to see them sign Peterson. He's a two-down back who has a skill-set similar to Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine. There was a time where it wouldn't have mattered who was on the depth chart, but that time is long gone, as Peterson has totaled just 601 yards on his last 193 carries, which amounts to just 3.12 yards per carry. He does walk onto a team with a solid offensive line, something that wouldn't have been said about Arizona's last year. In his preseason debut, Peterson looked spry, totaling 56 yards on 11 carries. While it's just one game, he was the clear-cut starter running with the first-team offense, giving him RB3/flex value in fantasy leagues.
8 weeks ago
Kenny Golladay photo 114. Kenny Golladay WR - DET
Golden Tate has 90+ receptions each of the last four years, Marvin Jones was a top five receiver and while Eric Ebron is now gone, Theo Riddick will still command targets too. It isn't as though Golladay isn't talented, but the ceiling is limited unless he did somehow pass up Tate on the depth chart.
9 weeks ago
Matt Ryan photo 115. Matt Ryan QB - ATL
The addition of Calvin Ridley bumped Ryan's stock up just a bit, enough to move him ahead of guys like Jared Goff and Jimmy Garoppolo. Ryan isn't going to be the top fantasy quarterback that he was in 2016, but he's someone you should be happy to roster if you're waiting until the late rounds to draft your quarterback, just don't reach for him.
10 weeks ago
Tyler Lockett photo 116. Tyler Lockett WR - SEA
In his rookie year, Lockett was exceptional, but he is a significant injury separated from those days. There is a chance he takes a big step forward this year with limited competition in one of the best passing offenses in football, but he is merely a lottery ticket at this point.
9 weeks ago
Bilal Powell photo 117. Bilal Powell RB - NYJ
We have never seen Powell start an entire season and he is now 30 years old so we may never know how good he could have been, but he has killed in fantasy when given the lion's share of touches. There is a chance it happens to start the season with Crowell and McGuire banged up.
9 weeks ago
Patrick Mahomes photo 118. Patrick Mahomes QB - KC
There is plenty of hype surrounding Mahomes after one big game. Let's not forget Matt Flynn, though, who was similar before busting. Yes, he has weapons to throw to and a huge arm, but there are also plenty of question marks that leave Mahomes as a major risk too.
10 weeks ago
Tyler Eifert photo 119. Tyler Eifert TE - CIN
Sure, there is a chance we see another 140 point fantasy season from Eifert, but even that 2015 output appeared to be a fluke. He had an absurd touchdown rate and just 615 receiving yards. More likely, we will see the version who has missed significant time in three of the past four seasons. Rememeber, nobody wanted him in free agency so he crawled back to the Bengals. That should tell you just about everything you need to know.
11 weeks ago
O.J. Howard photo 120. O.J. Howard TE - TB
Howard was unbelievably efficient last season with 432 yards and 6 TDs in just 39 targets. Granted, that touchdown rate is nearly impossible to repeat, but it goes without saying that his target total will at least double if the Bucs know what is good for them. In standard leagues, he was only 30 fantasy points behind Evan Engram despite 76 fewer targets.
11 weeks ago
Rishard Matthews photo 121. Rishard Matthews WR - FA
Matthews will likely going to take a step back this season with the expected emergence of Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and the arrival of DIon Lewis. With that said, he was a top 36 receiver each of the past two seasons so it isn't like he will drop all the way out of fantasy relevance suddenly.
9 weeks ago
C.J. Anderson photo 122. C.J. Anderson RB - CAR
Most thought it was a terrible landing spot for Anderson in Carolina, but it was likely the best-case scenario. Most don't realize that Jonathan Stewart totaled 198 carries last year, which ranked inside the top-20 at the position. Anderson has always been one of the most efficient runners on first- and second-down while playing behind a mediocre offensive line. If he reaches the same amount of carries that Stewart did, he's going to finish as a top-24 running back. The best part is that you don't have to spend even a top-30 running back pick on him. He is someone who loses a lot of appeal in PPR formats, as he's unlikely to catch more than 10 passes this year. Update: The Panthers have given Christian McCaffrey nearly every first-team snap in the preseason, so maybe they are planning on using Anderson in a change-of-pace role, though it doesn't quite suit his skill-set. He's just a handcuff at this point.
8 weeks ago
Allen Hurns photo 123. Allen Hurns WR - DAL
Apparently, the Cowboys are considering Hurns to be their number one receiver, but they also have Michael Gallup in the picture with Terrance Williams still starting. Whatever happens in this mess of a receiver core is up in the air, but it is worth noting that Hurns has some upside with Dak at QB.
9 weeks ago
Ronald Jones II photo 124. Ronald Jones II RB - TB
The Bucs are still insisting Payton Barber is the "starter" in Tampa. A week ago, no one actually believed that would last, but with the way Barber has played in the preseason, it wouldn't be a surprise if he was held away from the starter role his entire rookie season.
7 weeks ago
Jared Goff photo 125. Jared Goff QB - LAR
Last season, Goff managed to finish the year as a QB1, but then again, so did Bortles so that really shouldn't mean too much. His touchdown rate was inflated and is likely to come down, but the pass attempts could jump from the 477 he threw in 2017.
10 weeks ago
Mike Williams photo 126. Mike Williams WR - LAC
Last season, Williams only gave fantasy owners one game with more than 2 receptions. That doesn't mean he is a bust, however. Rather, with a full off-season to work with the offense and play healthy, Williams could take a big step forward, especially with Hunter Henry out for the year which leaves a big hole in the Chargers' red-zone approach.
9 weeks ago
Marcus Mariota photo 127. Marcus Mariota QB - TEN
Mariota showed significant upside two seasons ago when he was the QB1 for an eight-week stretch. Last year was a trainwreck, however, as he finished QB18. His ceiling is much higher than that, but the floor is a disaster, making him only a streamer for the time being in standard leagues.
10 weeks ago
Alex Smith photo 128. Alex Smith QB - WAS
Most people say that 2017 was an outlier year for Smith, and while it's hard to disagree that it was better than the rest, he's been doing this for a while now. Since 2011, Smith has thrown 132 touchdowns compared to just 43 interceptions. In that period, there are just two quarterbacks who have a better TD:INT ratio than him: Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. You don't do that over a seven-year period if you're a mediocre quarterback. With Jay Gruden's history with Kirk Cousins, it's very possible that we're underestimating Smith's fantasy potential. If you're the type to grab two quarterbacks in a draft, Smith would make an excellent No. 2 who has top-10 upside.
10 weeks ago
Devante Parker photo 129. Devante Parker WR - MIA
Sure, he was a major letdown last year, and the year before, but this could be the year. You might be tired of hearing that, but with Jarvis Landry gone and Tannehill back, are you seriously going to suggest Danny Amendola or Kenny Stills will step in as the top receiver in this offense? Be honest, you know it is Parker and you've gotta buy that lottery ticket once again.
9 weeks ago
Chris Godwin photo 130. Chris Godwin WR - TB
Last season, Godwin was extremely efficient with his targets. Now that he is starting, those targets should increase and we could see a breakout. He still has Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and two strong tight ends to share work with, though, so that breakout comes with a capped ceiling.
9 weeks ago
Aaron Jones photo 131. Aaron Jones RB - GB
If Aaron Jones wins the three-down back job outright, we are looking at a potential top 5 fantasy back. Chances are, however, that this scenario won't play out, despite his talent. The Green Bay staff has made it clear they intend on using a committee involving all three backs. If this is the case when Jones comes back from suspension, he is merely a flex play. Jones is still worth drafting based on the upside, though.
9 weeks ago
Jacksonville Jaguars photo 132. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - JAC
It's not often that I'd support the idea of drafting a defense before the final round, but the Jaguars are a slightly different animal. They are one of the most dominant defenses we've seen in their lifetime, they haven't lost any of their important pieces, and they're extremely young.
12 weeks ago
James White photo 133. James White RB - NE
While Rex Burkhead is still is town and Sony Michel joined the group, remember that it was James White who finished the season getting goal-line work and is killing it in the preseason. If it carries over into the season, he would make for a terrific flex player week to week, especially early while Michel and Burkhead are banged up.
9 weeks ago
John Brown photo 134. John Brown WR - BAL
At this point, we have to admit that Brown is among the most injury-prone players in football, and while we don't want to see anything happen, you, of course, have to keep it in mind. If he plays, we might get a WR2 performance, but remember that Joe Flacco is the one throwing the footballs.
9 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard photo 135. Giovani Bernard RB - CIN
Mixon should be the primary back and may even end up as a bell-cow for the Bengals. With that said, Bernard has always performed well in a limited roll and did post 158 yards in Week 16, so there seems to be a chance that Cincy would give him another opportunity to shine in a larger role if Mixon struggles again or gets injured.
9 weeks ago
Dak Prescott photo 136. Dak Prescott QB - DAL
Dak's "awful" season actually ended with him finishing as a top 10 fantasy QB ahead of Big Ben. With Zeke back in the lineup full time and a healthy offensive line, he may just return to the level of production we saw his rookie season. Don't forget, Dak was a top 3 fantasy QB when Zeke's suspension began in Week 10 last year.
10 weeks ago
D.J. Moore photo 137. D.J. Moore WR - CAR
Cam Newton may be an exceptional football player, but passer he is not. There are only so many targets to go around between Greg Olsen, Christian McCaffrey and Devin Funchess so while Moore is a terrific talent, he may not offer startable production for fantasy purposes quite yet.
9 weeks ago
Josh Doctson photo 138. Josh Doctson WR - WAS
We didn't get the best numbers from Doctson, so it makes sense why many will be avoiding him, but do consider that he is the Redskins' top receiver, and that is exactly why defenses focused on locking him down with their shadow corners. He had the single toughest set of matchups last season and as that lets up, we should see more in the way of production.
9 weeks ago
Cameron Brate photo 139. Cameron Brate TE - TB
If the Bucs hadn't just signed Brate to a big-time contract, I'd be ready to fade Brate, considering how excellent O.J. Howard was once he took over. The Bucs did sign Brate, however, and Jameis has made it clear that he loves Brate. When Jameis was the starting QB, Brate was a top four fantasy tight end last season. In fact, in the six games Brate started, the Harvard grad was a top 12 tight end even more often than Gronk.
11 weeks ago
Eric Ebron photo 140. Eric Ebron TE - IND
It may be tempting, but don't be so quick to give up on Ebron. Since 2000, only Gronk, Tony Gonzalez, Jason Witten and Jeremy Shockey have as many receiving yards as Ebron before their 25th birthdays. Ebron might have to overtake Doyle before having much relevance, but there is a shot it happens or that they use him as a move tight end with Doyle on the line in two tight end sets. That means there is a shot Ebron morphs into a top-five fantasy tight end with Andrew Luck throwing him the ball.
8 weeks ago
Latavius Murray photo 141. Latavius Murray RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook was an absolute bell-cow for the Vikings before his injury, but a lot of that may have been because Murray was injured. There is a possibility that Murray has a role in a split backfield sort of situation and gets some goal-line carries. Plus, just imagine how Murray would perform if Cook was hurt and McKinnon is now out of his way.
9 weeks ago
Ty Montgomery photo 142. Ty Montgomery RB - GB
The Packers have made it clear that Montgomery will have a sizeable role in the Packers' offense, but that it will primarily be on third down. While this certainly caps his upside, it gives enough safety that you can draft him as a reliable depth piece, and who knows if he might just end up winning the #1 job with Jones out the first two weeks and Williams already dealing with a sprained ankle.
9 weeks ago
Corey Clement photo 143. Corey Clement RB - PHI
It seemed that Clement started to pick up steam in his pursuit for more snaps as the year went on, but he never topped 28 snaps. Keep in mind that's with Darren Sproles missing essentially the entire season, and he's been brought back in 2018. Between Sproles, Jay Ajayi, and Clement, this is going to be a wildly inconsistent backfield for fantasy purposes. He's nothing more than a bench-stash who has value should something happen to Ajayi or Sproles.
19 weeks ago
Devontae Booker photo 144. Devontae Booker RB - DEN
While it seems that the Broncos drafted Royce Freeman to jump in as the lead-back from Week 1, it isn't certain quite yet. Booker is said to have the starting job for now, and while that may still mean a split backfield, Booker is worth drafting just in case.
7 weeks ago
Minnesota Vikings photo 145. Minnesota Vikings DST - MIN
Charles Clay photo 146. Charles Clay TE - BUF
While Clay may not have had the best numbers last season, but prior to his injury, the Bills were peppering him with targets. Once he returned, Clay wasn't quite himself, but over the final three weeks of the season, he saw another 27 targets which has to encourage fantasy owners. Add in the fact that the Bills still have limited receiving weapons and Clay doesn't make a bad tight end in deep leagues or best ball contests.
11 weeks ago
Tyrell Williams photo 147. Tyrell Williams WR - LAC
Tyrell is starting for now apparently and with Hunter Henry gone, we might end up seeing Williams get enough targets to monitor for fantasy purposes. There will be some weeks where he posts big numbers, so queue him up in best ball formats, but with Mike Williams on his tail, there is limited re-draft appeal.
9 weeks ago
Jared Cook photo 148. Jared Cook TE - OAK
It is hard not to like the weapons Cook is competing with from Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson to Martavis Bryant, but Cook was seventh in receiving yards last season so he is definitely still a fantasy asset. Granted, Derek Carr has taken a big step back so there will only be so many touchdowns to go around. You'd expect Cook to improve on the two he posted last year, though, and if he had even three, we would have been looking at a top 12 fantasy tight end.
11 weeks ago
Anthony Miller photo 149. Anthony Miller WR - CHI
Many are clamoring for Miller to get big targets as a rookie in Chicago, but there are a few problems with that notion. First, Trubisky has some major question marks. Additionally, Allen Robinson, Trey Burton, Taylor Gabriel, and Tarik Cohen are all going to be seeing targets too. Miller may have value, but his upside is limited.
9 weeks ago
Philadelphia Eagles photo 150. Philadelphia Eagles DST - PHI
Michael Gallup photo 151. Michael Gallup WR - DAL
It is hard to believe Gallup fell as far in the draft as he did, but the Cowboys had to be thrilled. Apparently, they are in love with him and intend on using him from day one. Don't forget that Dak Prescott was a top 10 fantasy QB last year even though he had a "rough season". Those yards and TDs have to go somewhere.
9 weeks ago
Derek Carr photo 152. Derek Carr QB - OAK
This time last year, Carr was the fourth quarterback off the board. He struggled through injuries last season and finished as the QB21. In 2016, however, he was a top 10 QB so you'd have to think it will end up somewhere in between this year, making him merely a streamer for the time being.
10 weeks ago
Los Angeles Rams photo 153. Los Angeles Rams DST - LAR
Cameron Meredith photo 154. Cameron Meredith WR - NO
Although Meredith is far from a sure thing, the word is that he is recovering well from surgery and should be the number two wide receiver in Drew Brees' offense. Now that he is on the Saints big things could be in store if he gets a chance at the starting wide receiver two job.
9 weeks ago
Ricky Seals-Jones photo 155. Ricky Seals-Jones TE - ARI
Seals-Jones is an elite athlete who excelled in spurts last season, but hardly saw the field enough to make a difference. They will apparently use him as the start, however, this year so he is a big-time breakout candidate.
8 weeks ago
Blake Bortles photo 156. Blake Bortles QB - JAC
You may want to give up on Bortles, but he has now been a QB1 three consecutive seasons and managed to be the #2 QB over the final five weeks of the season. It is never pretty, but he gets the job done from a production perspective. He is a reliable option in two-QB leagues.
10 weeks ago
Los Angeles Chargers photo 157. Los Angeles Chargers DST - LAC
If you're looking for a defense who could become the next Jaguars, here you are. Most don't realize that the Chargers actually allowed the fewest points per game in 2017, not the Jaguars. It hurts to see top cornerback Jason Verrett go down for the year, but they were without him in 2017 and they just added strong safety Derwin James in the first-round to the rotation. They're one of the safest defensive picks around.
8 weeks ago
Austin Seferian-Jenkins photo 158. Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE - JAC
Early reports indicate that ASJ has quickly become one of Blake Bortles' favorite targets. This should come as no surprise considering run-blocking 33-year-old Marcedes Lewis has five touchdowns for the Jags last season. ASJ is a significantly better weapon and has a chance to finally realize his potential this season in an offense that has lackluster receiving and tight-end friendly quarterback.
11 weeks ago
Jordan Wilkins photo 159. Jordan Wilkins RB - IND
It isn't that Wilkins is some elite talent, although he seems to be underrated in that department. Rather, Wilkins is worth drafting primarily because of the situation in Indy. Marlon Mack may not be able to handle a three-down workload which might just leave first and second down in Andrew Luck's offense open to Wilkins. Watch this one closely in case we get a big rookie season out of Wilkins here.
9 weeks ago
Mitch Trubisky photo 160. Mitch Trubisky QB - CHI
The Bears are expected to let Trubisky loose this season with the additions of Matt Nagy, Allen Robinson and Trey Burton. He could be this year's Jared Goff, but that doesn't mean you should draft him with that expectation. There is plenty of risk as well and we are merely hoping he will perform like Case Keenum and Blake Bortles did last year.
10 weeks ago
Andy Dalton photo 161. Andy Dalton QB - CIN
Dalton has never finished worse than QB18 through his first seven seasons so it don't be surprised if he does it once again. He is without question among the worst starters in football, but he gets the job done well enough to start many weeks in two-QB leagues.
10 weeks ago
Dede Westbrook photo 162. Dede Westbrook WR - JAC
There are some in the industry who adore Westbrook, but it is possible he has minimal fantasy relevance even with Marqise Lee out for the year. If you want a lottery ticket, Westbrook fits the bill as long as you realize he comes with some risk.
8 weeks ago
James Conner photo 163. James Conner RB - PIT
We aren't sure if the exit of Todd Haley will mean more snaps for Le'Veon Bell's backup running back, but my guess would be no. However, with no sign of Bell at the Steelers facility, Conner is getting more appealing by the day. He's now turned into one of the best handcuffs in football who might start for 10 weeks. If you draft Le'Veon Bell, you absolutely need to ensure that Conner is on your team.
7 weeks ago
John Ross photo 164. John Ross WR - CIN
Just because Marvin Lewis didn't use John Ross last year doesn't mean that he is a crummy football player or that the Bengals won't get him targets this season. Granted, he is far from safe, but there is plenty of upside here to be found at the end of your drafts now that he is starting.
9 weeks ago
DeSean Jackson photo 165. DeSean Jackson WR - TB
Each and every season Jackson is healthy, he has been flex-worthy at the very least, but that may change this year with Chris Godwin starting. It isn't just that D-Jax is getting older, but that the Bucs have so many weapons in the passing game for him to share the load with.
9 weeks ago
Nick Chubb photo 166. Nick Chubb RB - CLE
The Browns may have drafted Chubb early, and he certainly looks impressive on tape, but don't overlook the fact that Carlos Hyde was extremely good last season and is getting all the first-team reps so far. It won't be an easy task for Chubb to take over as the starter, and even if he does, don't expect a workhorse type of workload. Don't forget that Duke Johnson is plenty impressive himself too.
9 weeks ago
Eli Manning photo 167. Eli Manning QB - NYG
Manning finished as the #23 QB last year but with Beckham gone and Saquon not yet in place. The Giants patched up their offensive line and should be much more competitive this year so don't hesitate to use Eli in a few streaming opportunities this season.
10 weeks ago
Theo Riddick photo 168. Theo Riddick RB - DET
The Lions backfield is loaded with several decent backs who are all about on the same level. It will be tough for most of them to find touches except for Riddick who has his job locked in. Expect much of the same, making him a solid depth piece to fill in during bye weeks and injuries.
9 weeks ago
Calvin Ridley photo 169. Calvin Ridley WR - ATL
Although Ridley wasn't drafted as the top receiver in the class, he is certainly the most polished. Sure, he's got a guy named Julio Jones hogging targets in his offense, but Ridley should see enough targets to justify owning since he is playing with the MVP from two seasons ago.
9 weeks ago
Houston Texans photo 170. Houston Texans DST - HOU
Getting J.J. Watt back on the defense should prove to be massive, though he's far from a sure thing after essentially missing two years of football. On top of those question marks, their secondary was among the worst in football last year. They shouldn't be considered one of the elite defenses with all these question marks, but they're still likely a top-10 unit with Watt, Clowney, and company.
8 weeks ago
Mohamed Sanu photo 171. Mohamed Sanu WR - ATL
Sanu has been useful the past few seasons, and if Julio Jones were to go down, we've seen him morph into a serious fantasy football weapon, but as it stands now, he is the third fiddle behind Jones and Ridley. Sanu should only be used as a depth piece to begin the season.
9 weeks ago
Benjamin Watson photo 172. Benjamin Watson TE - NO
Watson is old as dirt, but he was remarkably efficient last year even with Joe Flacco, posting a huge 77.2% catch rate for 522 yards and 4 touchdowns on just 79 targets. Now that he is returning to New Orleans, where Brees loves to pass to tight ends, we may just see Watson return to the 110 targets and #8 tight end finish that Watson posted in the same offense during the 2015 season.
11 weeks ago
Baltimore Ravens photo 173. Baltimore Ravens DST - BAL
Is everyone overlooking the Ravens defense too soon? Did we forget they finished No. 9 in 2016? It's very possible that everyone is just overlooking a team with a lot of talent on the defensive side of the ball, as they've been the reason this team is a playoff contender every year. They may not get the "oohs" and "ahhs" in your draft room, but they're a semi-safe pick in drafts. Oh, and they are at home against the Bills in Week 1 - you're welcome.
7 weeks ago
Paul Richardson photo 174. Paul Richardson WR - WAS
Although it appears Crowder and Doctson are the Redskins' top two receivers, the fact that they went out and spent 40 million on Richardson has to turn some heads. Even if he does wrestle away snaps from them, though, Alex Smith is expected to throw fewer pass attempts than Kirk Cousins this year so the pie is smaller.
9 weeks ago
Denver Broncos photo 175. Denver Broncos DST - DEN
The Broncos defense was a massive letdown for many fantasy enthusiasts last year, but it doesn't mean you write them off for good. I mean, there's a lot of the talent still on the roster who was there when the Broncos were taken as the No. 1 defense last year in fantasy drafts. Sure, they lost Aqib Talib, but they added defensive end Bradley Chubb in the first-round, who will have more of an impact on their defense than Talib did.
8 weeks ago
LeGarrette Blount photo 176. LeGarrette Blount RB - DET
Potentially the worst landing spot for someone with his skill-set, as players who don't participate in the passing-game don't stay on the field under Jim Bob Cooter. It's possible that new head coach Matt Patricia wanted Blount from his days in New England, but when they drafted Kerryon Johnson in the second-round, it pretty much buried the hope for Blount. He may score from time-to-time, but you're better off letting someone else draft him.
19 weeks ago
Stephen Gostkowski photo 177. Stephen Gostkowski K - NE
Vance McDonald photo 178. Vance McDonald TE - PIT
It is no guarantee that the Steelers will give McDonald the starting job, but should he take it over from Jesse James, we would be looking at a breakout candidate with top 10 tight end upside. McDonald is a capable athlete who could excel in the red zone of Big Ben's offense.
11 weeks ago
Ted Ginn photo 179. Ted Ginn WR - NO
It seems that Cam Meredith is going to be the number two in New Orleans, but we saw Ginn provide solid numbers out of the spot last year so if he ends up back in the role, don't hesitate to add him as a serviceable depth piece.
9 weeks ago
Austin Hooper photo 180. Austin Hooper TE - ATL
We know Hooper has plenty of upside, but with the addition of Calvin Ridley, it seems unlikely that his target share will improve much more, if at all. Unless they start throwing Hooper the ball much more often than we saw last season, he has essentially zero fantasy value.
11 weeks ago
New Orleans Saints photo 181. New Orleans Saints DST - NO
Case Keenum photo 182. Case Keenum QB - DEN
John Elway did not go get a quarterback in the draft because he appears to be confident in what Keenum offers. Now, he isn't start-worthy every week, but with Thomas and Sanders in the receiver core, there will be a couple starts this season that he provides useful performances.
10 weeks ago
Greg Zuerlein photo 183. Greg Zuerlein K - LAR
Justin Tucker photo 184. Justin Tucker K - BAL
Donte Moncrief photo 185. Donte Moncrief WR - JAC
Apparently, the Jags are going to start Moncrief over Dede Westbrook and DJ Chark. If that is the case then he has some value, but moving from Andrew Luck to Blake Bortles and an offense who wants to run as often as possible limits his upside. Now that Lee is out, however, there is a bit more safety.
8 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler photo 186. Austin Ekeler RB - LAC
Ekeler will score a few touchdowns as he gets some third-down work like last season, but even if Melvin Gordon were to go down with an injury, it seems likely that Ekeler would split to backfield with Justin Jackson, essentially limiting Ekeler's ceiling to a flex play.
9 weeks ago
Jameis Winston photo 187. Jameis Winston QB - TB
Winston is suspended for three weeks so he is undraftable outside of two-qb leagues. When he returns, however, we are looking at a top-10 quarterback. He was superb last season when healthy, passing for a 16-game rate of 4,900 passing yards so don't sleep on him.
10 weeks ago
Frank Gore photo 188. Frank Gore RB - MIA
The Dolphins continue to list Gore as a co-starter with Kenyan Drake. While Gore may get a few points here and there, I can't imagine anyone is excited enough about him in a split backfield within a crummy offense to consider drafting him in even a deep league.
9 weeks ago
New England Patriots photo 189. New England Patriots DST - NE
You typically see a well-coached team in New England, though last year didn't quite hold up to the reputation, finishing as the No. 11 DST in fantasy football. There were a lot of subtractions/additions this offseason, but most of them were for the better of the team overall. They're not going to be elite, but they'll be playable most weeks.
8 weeks ago
Doug Martin photo 190. Doug Martin RB - OAK
Martin has been an RB1 multiple times in his career and it wouldn't surprise anyone if he suddenly returned to that type of production. With that said, it would take an injured Marshawn Lynch to get him enough touches to make some noise.
9 weeks ago
Quincy Enunwa photo 191. Quincy Enunwa WR - NYJ
Josh McCown was actually really good last season and seeing that he is probably starting again in 2018 and that Robby Anderson could be suspended, Enunwa just might be the #1 in that offense. He has been plenty useful before and might return flex value if he gets the targets.
9 weeks ago
Mike Wallace photo 192. Mike Wallace WR - PHI
With both Alshon and Agholor banged up, Wallace should walk into a larger role than most realize to start the season. That does not mean he is a reliable flex play each week, but you can get by with using him in a pinch as a flier.
9 weeks ago
Danny Amendola photo 193. Danny Amendola WR - MIA
Jarvis Landry was tremendous in the slot out of Miami, and while Amendola is no Landry, he does possess some upside strictly because of the situation and having limited competition. He may end up becoming a solid flex play before too long.
9 weeks ago
Geronimo Allison photo 194. Geronimo Allison WR - GB
With Randall Cobb still banged up, it is looking more and more like Allison will start for the Packers to begin the year and throughout the season in three-WR sets. Make sure to get your shares of him before everyone else realizes this.
9 weeks ago
Carolina Panthers photo 195. Carolina Panthers DST - CAR
Matt Bryant photo 196. Matt Bryant K - ATL
Pittsburgh Steelers photo 197. Pittsburgh Steelers DST - PIT
There's a lot of moving parts on the Steelers defense, as they have a brand new starting safety duo and the loss of Ryan Shazier is still felt throughout the defense. Last year, Mike Hilton stepped-up as a top-tier slot cornerback, but can Joe Haden continue to redeem himself? The Steelers started slipping as the year went on, though there's reason for optimism with the injection of youth. They're likely a streaming-type defense you can snag off the waivers most weeks.
8 weeks ago
Chicago Bears photo 198. Chicago Bears DST - CHI
Ryan Tannehill photo 199. Ryan Tannehill QB - MIA
Tannehill may have lost Jarvis Landry, but the Dolphins picked up some extra weapons too. If he is healthy, Tannehill is a safe bet for 4,000 yards. You can't start him every week even in two-QB leagues, but there will be more than a handful of matchups where you might want to consider him.
10 weeks ago
Christian Kirk photo 200. Christian Kirk WR - ARI
The Cardinals lost over 200 targets this off-season and someone will have to step up as the Cardinals' number two wide receiver. Granted, doing it as a rookie is always a challenge, but there is little doubting that he is the second most talented receiver on the team so if he ends up starting, don't hesitate to add Kirk.
9 weeks ago
Wil Lutz photo 201. Wil Lutz K - NO
Mike Gesicki photo 202. Mike Gesicki TE - MIA
While you may not be excited about the Dolphins' passing game, it is worth noting that Tannehill posted back to back 4,000 yard seasons before his injury and threw the ball at least 580 times three straight years. Their receiving threats are limited so don't be surprised if the freak athlete, Gesicki makes the most of his starting role.
11 weeks ago
Tyrod Taylor photo 203. Tyrod Taylor QB - CLE
I'm usually a big proponent of drafting Taylor in fantasy football, but this has more to do with him potentially losing the job to Baker Mayfield at some point. If you could guarantee he'd start the entire season, he'd probably rank inside my top 15 quarterbacks. As of now, I'm projecting Mayfield to take over for the final six games, which really hurts Taylor's overall projection. But if you're one to stream the quarterback position, you can snag Taylor and pair him with Jameis Winston, who returns in Week 4.
10 weeks ago
Courtland Sutton photo 204. Courtland Sutton WR - DEN
After impressing the entire Broncos coaching staff this offseason, Sutton has reportedly earned a starting role in 3WR sets. It's going to be nearly impossible for him to be a weekly contributor with Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders healthy, but he's going to score some touchdowns, something the other two have had issues with.
8 weeks ago
Atlanta Falcons photo 205. Atlanta Falcons DST - ATL
Matt Prater photo 206. Matt Prater K - DET
Chris Boswell photo 207. Chris Boswell K - PIT
Jake Elliott photo 208. Jake Elliott K - PHI
James Washington photo 209. James Washington WR - PIT
Washington was not the most athletic receiver in the draft class, but he may be the most complete football player among the crop of receivers. The Steelers are expected to start him right away in three-receiver sets, and while he will have to compete with some stellar players for targets, that still leaves him worth owning this year.
9 weeks ago
Ryan Grant photo 210. Ryan Grant WR - IND
We haven't seen much from Grant thus far and he isn't an elite athlete, but he is starting in Andrew Luck's offense, and the last time Luck was healthy, he produced 356 fantasy points in one season. There is huge potential with Grant even if he is a mediocre talent.
9 weeks ago
Seattle Seahawks photo 211. Seattle Seahawks DST - SEA
Chris Ivory photo 212. Chris Ivory RB - BUF
Chris Ivory would be expected to step into a much larger role should LeSean McCoy end up suspended or cut as a result of the allegations. With that said, it doesn't seem likely anything will happen on that front this season. Ivory isn't the most talented player, nor is he in a strong offense, but there is no substitute for touches.
9 weeks ago
Javorius Allen photo 213. Javorius Allen RB - BAL
It's unlikely that Allen sees the field a whole lot in 2018, unless the Ravens have completely moved on from Kenneth Dixon. Going back to the 2016 season, Allen touched the ball just 12 times. The Danny Woodhead injury at the start of 2017 definitely meant he needed to get more involved, but there are no guarantees this season. He's just a bench stash at this point.
19 weeks ago
Harrison Butker photo 214. Harrison Butker K - KC
Taywan Taylor photo 215. Taywan Taylor WR - TEN
There are glowing reports about Taywan taking a big step forward this off-season. It is possible that he ends up starting, but with Dion Lewis, Delanie Walker and Corey Davis all ahead of him, the breakout upside is limited to a low-end WR3.
9 weeks ago
Mason Crosby photo 216. Mason Crosby K - GB
Nyheim Hines photo 217. Nyheim Hines RB - IND
Say hello to the next Darren Sproles. He doesn't have the upside of a D'Onta Foreman who could be a workhorse running back in the right scenario, but Hines is a good bet to contribute in the passing game most weeks so if you are in a deeper league, don't hesitate to add him.
9 weeks ago
Arizona Cardinals photo 218. Arizona Cardinals DST - ARI
T.J. Yeldon photo 219. T.J. Yeldon RB - JAC
While there is no guarantee of an injury to any one player, they do happen, and Fournette is among the most injury-prone running backs in the game. If he were to go down at some point, Yeldon would likely be a top 20 running back right away, plus he is useful in the passing game even if no injury happens all season.
9 weeks ago
Spencer Ware photo 220. Spencer Ware RB - KC
Kareem Hunt took the world by storm last year, but it was no different than what Ware did prior to his concussion in 2016. Now that he is returning from injury, don't discount the potential of Ware splitting part of the Chiefs' workload. Plus, if Hunt were to be injured, Ware would be an immediate RB1.
9 weeks ago
Antonio Gates photo 221. Antonio Gates TE - LAC
D'Onta Foreman photo 222. D'Onta Foreman RB - HOU
It was a shame to see Foreman go down with a devastating Achilles injury last year, as he was starting to cut into Lamar Miller's workload. In fact, there were rumors that the Texans may have cut Miller if Foreman would be guaranteed healthy by Week 1. Unfortunately, we don't know if he will be, and there are rumors that he could start the year on the PUP list, which would put him out the first six weeks. He's someone to keep an eye on throughout the offseason, as his fantasy stock depends on how healthy he is. His final 44 carries netted him 213 yards (4.84 YPC) and two touchdowns. Update: it's now been confirmed that he'll start the season on the PUP list.
7 weeks ago
Kansas City Chiefs photo 223. Kansas City Chiefs DST - KC
After losing Marcus Peters, Derrick Johnson, Bennie Logan, Tamba Hali, and others this offseason, it's really hard to like what the Chiefs have on the defensive side of the ball. If you draft them, you're doing so by hoping that Tyreek Hill will remain on special teams and return a punt/kickoff for a touchdown, because their defense isn't good anymore.
8 weeks ago
Joe Flacco photo 224. Joe Flacco QB - BAL
Jackson has been so dreadful this preseason that Flacco is at no risk of losing his job quite yet, and has actually looked like the best version of himself this preseason. The receiver core is upgraded enough that Flacco may return some value in two-QB leagues while he is the starter.
8 weeks ago
Jeremy Hill photo 225. Jeremy Hill RB - NE
With Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel already dealing with minor knee issues, Hill may have a role early in the season. He is an exceptional goal-line back and could take off in a Blount-type role if he were to impress early on.
9 weeks ago
Green Bay Packers photo 226. Green Bay Packers DST - GB
Robert Kelley photo 227. Robert Kelley RB - WAS
With Derrius Guice now out for the season and Samaje Perine already with a minor ankle injury, it may be the case that we are looking at Kelley as a Week 1 starter. Should that happen, he would be a sneaky late-round addition who could perhaps secure the job all for himself with a quality performance.
9 weeks ago
Graham Gano photo 228. Graham Gano K - CAR
Cole Beasley photo 229. Cole Beasley WR - DAL
After posting at least 41 yards in 13-of-16 games in 2016, Beasley hit that mark just one time in 2017 and finished with a measly 314 yards. The Cowboys offense was a mess in 2017 and it's likely to be again in 2018, but the loss of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten could provide Beasley with more targets. Still, he's a low-upside target late in drafts, but one you can use if you're in a pinch.
19 weeks ago
Jermaine Kearse photo 230. Jermaine Kearse WR - NYJ
It's rare to see a wide receiver see 102 targets in a season, only to be cut the next, but it seems like a realistic possibility for Kearse. If released, the Jets would take no cap hit, and they have a pretty crowded room of wide receivers. He is a veteran presence, but on a rebuilding team, they may lean on others to fill that role. You should be avoiding Kearse in early drafts.
19 weeks ago
Albert Wilson photo 231. Albert Wilson WR - MIA
Wilson figures to fit into the slot in this Dolphins offense and just remember what Jarvis Landry did out of the spot. Now, Wilson is not as talented as Landry, but there are plenty of targets to be had and Wilson figures to step into enough of them to be a safe depth piece.
14 weeks ago
Adam Vinatieri photo 232. Adam Vinatieri K - IND
Robbie Gould photo 233. Robbie Gould K - SF
Kenneth Dixon photo 234. Kenneth Dixon RB - BAL
Had Dixon not suffered a season-ending injury last season, we may just be talking about him as a top 15 running back headed into this fantasy season. The fact is that Baltimore raved about him so don't be shocked if he gets a crack at touches even with Alex Collins ahead of him for now.
9 weeks ago
Samaje Perine photo 235. Samaje Perine RB - WAS
Perine has some potential, but he already sprained his ankle and might not be 100% for week one. By that point, it might be too late to claim the starting job as Adrian Peterson is now in town and clamoring for a big workload.
8 weeks ago
Dez Bryant photo 236. Dez Bryant WR - FA
The Browns passed on Dez, but apparently the Patriots are considering adding him. If that were to happen, he wouldn't be an immediate threat to produce in fantasy since he would need to learn the playbook, but down the road we could be looking at a red zone weapon.
9 weeks ago
Brandon Marshall photo 237. Brandon Marshall WR - SEA
For a while, it seemed Marshall might not even make the roster, and while it is true that Lockett or even Jaron Brown may start over him, Marshall could be the Seahawks' top red-zone weapon with Graham now out. He probably isn't worth a bench stash, but is someone to keep a close eye on.
9 weeks ago
New York Giants photo 238. New York Giants DST - NYG
Sam Darnold photo 239. Sam Darnold QB - NYJ
With both Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater as the veterans on the team, it seemed impossible that Darnold would start before the second-half of the season. After a solid showing in Week 1 of the preseason, the Jets decided to give him the start in Week 2, though they felt enough promise to trot him back out in Week 3. After that start, they traded Bridgewater to the Saints and named Darnold the starter. Here goes nothing, right?
7 weeks ago
Cincinnati Bengals photo 240. Cincinnati Bengals DST - CIN
The Bengals have issues up the middle of the field already, so when Vontaze Burfict gets suspended for multiple games, it's going to hurt even more so. William Jackson is an up-and-coming shutdown cornerback, but he's not going to make them a good fantasy defense.
8 weeks ago
Terrance Williams photo 241. Terrance Williams WR - DAL
Tre'Quan Smith photo 242. Tre'Quan Smith WR - NO
Tre'Quan has performed admirably in the preseason and apparently has a shot at playing himself into the starting lineup for Drew Brees' Saints sooner than later. If that were to happen, he would have weekly flex appeal right away.
7 weeks ago
Dante Pettis photo 243. Dante Pettis WR - SF
Pettis may not be the biggest or fastest receiver in the rookie class, but he is likely the best route runner and in a Kyle Shanahan offense with Jimmy G flinging passes all over the field, that will play right away. Goodwin and Garcon are in the way with McKinnon and Kittle probably getting their fair share of targets too, but if Pettis can make a good impression, he should fall into more and more targets.
9 weeks ago
Tennessee Titans photo 244. Tennessee Titans DST - TEN
After losing inside linebacker Avery Williamson in free agency, the Titans snagged Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry in the NFL Draft, though it's likely a downgrade for the immediate term. They also added Malcolm Butler and Bennie Logan, which are huge additions to the ones they already made in 2017. All in all, the Titans defense can surprise if their linebackers can step-up, as there are no other huge holes on the defense.
8 weeks ago
Darren Sproles photo 245. Darren Sproles RB - PHI
Sproles may be old, but he has been an RB3 or better in 5 of the past 6 years he was healthy including two years ago. The Eagles are saying he will get plenty of snaps, and while his workload will clearly be limited, it should be enough to warrant flex starts once the bye weeks and injuries roll in.
9 weeks ago
Terrelle Pryor photo 246. Terrelle Pryor WR - FA
Pryor has both elite athleticism and a big season in his past. Don't be surprised if he wins a starting job in New York eventually and bounces back. He will have to get healthy first, however, which at this point looks like it may still be a while.
9 weeks ago
Dan Bailey photo 247. Dan Bailey K - MIN
Vernon Davis photo 248. Vernon Davis TE - WAS
If and when Jordan Reed gets injured, Davis would step right in as a top 12 fantasy tight end once again. That doesn't mean he is worth drafting, but if Reed gets hurt during the pre-season and you need a tight end, rush to pick up Davis quickly.
11 weeks ago
Wayne Gallman photo 249. Wayne Gallman RB - NYG
It's pretty sad to see Gallman's value go from usable bye-week filler to third on the depth chart, though that's what happened when the Giants drafted Saquon Barkley and snagged Jonathan Stewart in free agency. Truth be told, though, I'd rather own Gallman than Stewart, as Gallman can contribute in the passing-game and is much more versatile. Whatever the case, he's only going to be usable if Barkley were to miss time.
18 weeks ago
Hayden Hurst photo 250. Hayden Hurst TE - BAL
Hurst is out for the first month of the season with a foot injury, but once he returns, the rookie could step right into a big role with plenty of targets. He is more than likely just a TE2, but will be worth monitoring in case he breaks out.
8 weeks ago
Chase Edmonds photo 251. Chase Edmonds RB - ARI
The Cardinals seem to have Edmonds as the direct backup to David Johnson. If a freak injury were to happen to DJ once again, Edmonds would have the upside of an RB2 while Johnson was out. Beyond that, he has minimal fantasy appeal.
9 weeks ago
Sam Bradford photo 252. Sam Bradford QB - ARI
Bradford is no lock to hold his job through the pre-season and we know he is as injury prone as they come, but if he does end up starting, Bradford offers much more than the general public will remember. He is by no means a QB1 or even close, but he does have the best QB-rating over his past 16 starts than anyone in the NFL.
10 weeks ago
Kalen Ballage photo 253. Kalen Ballage RB - MIA
When you see Ballage, you'll say to yourself, "he's a running back?" He's a massive young man (6-2, 228) who excels in the passing-game, though he struggles in-between the tackles. Similar things were said about David Johnson when he came into the league, but Johnson has shown to be an effective runner. Ballage has to compete with Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore for touches, but he should get 4-6 touches per game out of the gate. If he impresses, he could earn more work.
19 weeks ago
Phillip Dorsett photo 254. Phillip Dorsett WR - NE
As of now, the Patriots have indicated Dorsett will start until Julian Edelman is back. Dorsett has been on the field the majority of the time with Tom Brady this preseason and obviously has flex-appeal from week to week as long as that remains the case.
8 weeks ago
Corey Grant photo 255. Corey Grant RB - JAC
After watching Chris Ivory exit to the Bills, Grant has inched his way closer to fantasy relevance. With Leonard Fournette continually dealing with injuries, Grant should always be prepared to step-in alongside T.J. Yeldon should Fournette miss any time. In his short stints, Grant has impressed, totaling 412 yards and three touchdowns on 62 carries (6.65 YPC) the last two seasons.
19 weeks ago
Ryan Succop photo 256. Ryan Succop K - TEN
Luke Willson photo 257. Luke Willson TE - DET
It seemed like the Lions would add a tight end in the draft after cutting Eric Ebron, but Willson is the clear-cut starter as we head into the season. The Lions seemed to focus on using Ebron a lot more last year, though that may have had to do with trying to boost his trade value. Whatever the case, Willson will have the biggest role of his career, though it's likely not enough to be a weekly fantasy contributor.
19 weeks ago
Willie Snead photo 258. Willie Snead WR - BAL
I'm not sure if even Snead realizes how good he had it with Drew Brees, but the targets are going to be even cloudier in Baltimore now that they've added Michael Crabtree, John Brown, Hayden Hurst, Mark Andrews, Jaleel Scott, and Jordan Lasley this offseason. Think of him as the Cole Beasley of the Ravens offense, but with better talent around him and a worse quarterback.
19 weeks ago
Taylor Gabriel photo 259. Taylor Gabriel WR - CHI
The landing spot seemed much better for Gabriel before the Bears landed Anthony Miller in the draft, someone who will come in and demand targets from the get-go. Still, Gabriel is a speedy wide receiver that Matt Nagy will likely use in a variety of ways. Some have said he's the closest comp to Tyreek Hill on the Bears, but I'd disagree on that. He's a field-stretcher who will see a lot of one-on-one coverage with Allen Robinson playing on the opposite side of the field. He's not going to be a weekly contributor, but think about someone like Travis Benjamin in 2017.
19 weeks ago
Brandon McManus photo 260. Brandon McManus K - DEN
John Kelly photo 261. John Kelly RB - LAR
Owning handcuffs doesn't often make sense, but among them all, Kelly is perhaps the best option. He would come into a tremendous offense, seeing the bulk of the workload and has plenty of talent to be a reliable RB2 or even low-end RB1 were Gurley to get injured.
9 weeks ago
Mike Gillislee photo 262. Mike Gillislee RB - FA
We've come a long way since Gillislee's three-touchdown game in Week 1 last year, eh? Since that time, we've seen both Rex Burkhead and Dion Lewis in extended roles, Jeremy Hill signed to a one-year deal, and then Sony Michel drafted with a first-round pick. It helps that Lewis left via free agency, but as of now, Gillislee is no lock to make the roster and it likely comes down to him or Hill. I'd bet on Gillislee winning that battle, but his fantasy relevance isn't something that you should gamble on. If you play in a league where you draft over 200 players, sure, he can have some value as a high-upside backup, but it seems he found his way into Bill Belichick's doghouse and won't get out any time soon. The Patriots are reportedly debating cutting Gillislee in favor of the recently-signed Hill. Update: They have cut Gillislee, but he's already being brought in for visits, so stay tuned.
7 weeks ago
Rod Smith photo 263. Rod Smith RB - DAL
There are few backup running backs worth owning and Smith may be among them. With Alfred Morris out of his way, you could expect Smith to be a workhorse were Zeke to miss time again. Behind this offensive line and with Smith's athleticism, he could perform as a top 15 RB in that type of scenario.
9 weeks ago
Zay Jones photo 264. Zay Jones WR - BUF
After finishing as the least efficient receiver in all of football last year, Jones will actually receive a downgrade at quarterback in 2018. On top of that, he may not be ready mentally to play football, as he had an ugly offseason mental episode that would up getting him hospitalized. If he is cleared, his path to targets is extremely easy, so it's impossible to completely dismiss him. It's still difficult to love him in fantasy on a team that might not throw 18 touchdowns all season.
19 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert photo 265. Dallas Goedert TE - PHI
He'll be taking place of Trey Burton, who had a few very usable weeks last year when Zach Ertz was ailing. He's going to have a few games that trick you into liking him more than you should, but you should know that the only time you should trust him in your lineup is if Ertz misses a game. If that should happen, Goedert shoots up into the TE1 conversation.
18 weeks ago
Nick Vannett photo 266. Nick Vannett TE - SEA
There are a lot of fantasy analysts overlooking Vannett, who was drafted in the third-round a couple years ago waiting in the wings behind both Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson, who are both with new teams in 2018. Yes, the Seahawks did bring in Ed Dickson, but he's not someone who should eliminate Vannett from the starting conversation. He's a big, athletic tight end who could develop into one of Russell Wilson's go-to targets in the red zone.
19 weeks ago
Jaron Brown photo 267. Jaron Brown WR - SEA
Behind Doug Baldwin, the Seahawks' receiving core is a disaster. That is good news for someone like Brown who would immediately become a fantasy add if he ended up starting in future Hall-of-Famer, Russell Wilson's offense.
9 weeks ago
Travis Benjamin photo 268. Travis Benjamin WR - LAC
There's not much love for Benjamin and that's because he's fourth on the Chargers depth chart. He scored just 4.5 fewer fantasy points than Tyrell Williams on four fewer targets, but one of them moves down the depth chart while Mike Williams moves up, and it's got to be Benjamin. He's one injury away from being fantasy relevant.
19 weeks ago
Jonathan Stewart photo 269. Jonathan Stewart RB - NYG
You have to wonder if Stewart knew when he signed that the Giants were planning to draft a running back. Because as of now, Stewart might not ever play significant snaps ever again with Saquon Barkley in the fold. It seems that if something happened to Barkley, both Stewart and Wayne Gallman would split the load, though Gallman would likely have more value due to his contributions in the passing-game.
18 weeks ago
Daniel Carlson photo 270. Daniel Carlson K - FA
Josh Lambo photo 271. Josh Lambo K - JAC
Martavis Bryant photo 272. Martavis Bryant WR - OAK
So, Bryant went from competing with Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster for targets, to now competing with Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson for targets. I don't think this will end well, considering the quality of the targets will also go down. The positive is that Derek Carr has plenty of arm strength to get the ball downfield to Bryant, but Cooper and Nelson should dominate the work underneath, making him a very boom-or-bust fantasy option. He's apparently been running with the second-team offense and struggling to grasp the playbook, making him undraftable in most leagues.
10 weeks ago
Chester Rogers photo 273. Chester Rogers WR - IND
Trent Taylor photo 274. Trent Taylor WR - SF
It's difficult to figure out where Taylor fits in with the 49ers plans this year, as his 60 targets in 2017 were somewhat misleading. Not only was Pierre Garcon hurt for over half the season, but Marquise Goodwin took some time to get going. This offseason didn't help things, either, as the 49ers actually traded-up in the second-round to acquire Dante Pettis. While I believe Taylor gets the first shot, he's obviously on a short leash, which makes him a risky proposition.
19 weeks ago
Detroit Lions photo 275. Detroit Lions DST - DET
Antonio Callaway photo 276. Antonio Callaway WR - CLE
Gerald Everett photo 277. Gerald Everett TE - LAR
While everyone else debates which Rams wide receiver you want to own, it's very possible that Sean McVay overhauls his process and includes Everett much more in his second season. He was a second-round pick last year, so it's clear they loved his skill-set, though he topped four targets just once in 2017 and that was in Week 17 when they were resting starters. You don't want to bet on him being more involved, but being attached to a high-scoring offense isn't a bad thing for a former second-round pick. He's one of the higher upside tight ends going outside the top-20 at his position.
19 weeks ago
Jake Butt photo 278. Jake Butt TE - DEN
At this point, Butt is a complete mystery, but it wasn't long ago that the same was said about another Broncos tight end, Julius Thomas. Like Thomas, Butt has the skill set to excel in the red zone and this year, he figures to get an opportunity as the starter in Case Keenum's new offense.
11 weeks ago
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 279. Cordarrelle Patterson WR - NE
Here we are, in 2018, and Patterson may just become a fantasy option once again. He's nothing more than a last-pick flier in fantasy leagues, but you'll know exactly what you have at the end of the first week, allowing you to keep or cut him. Given the lack of receiving options at wide receiver for the Patriots, Patterson might have a bigger role than most think.
8 weeks ago
C.J. Prosise photo 280. C.J. Prosise RB - SEA
If you could go back and read some of the blurbs on Prosise from the last two years, you'd wonder why everyone has forgotten about him. He was touted as a David Johnson-type running back who was a better receiver than he was a runner, which made sense having formerly played wide receiver at Notre Dame. He's the best pass-catcher in the Seahawks backfield and has produced while on the field, so I wouldn't simply forget about him. If he can stay healthy, he could turn out to be a Gio Bernard-type producer for them.
19 weeks ago
Josh Allen photo 281. Josh Allen QB - BUF
With McCarron breaking his collarbone, it seemed the Bills would turn to Allen, but they have now named Nathan Peterman the Week 1 starter so Josh Allen no longer has even two-QB re-draft league appeal.
7 weeks ago
J.J. Nelson photo 282. J.J. Nelson WR - ARI
While many are stuck on Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk, J.J. Nelson has fallen by the wayside. Truth be told, there may be room for him to produce more than most think. He saw 61 targets on this team last year that had both Jaron and John Brown combine for 124 targets. They are likely to run the ball a lot more this year, but Nelson should get first dibs on the perimeter as a starter. You don't draft him to be an every-week starter, but if you need someone to fill a bye week here and there, play him when it's a projected shootout.
19 weeks ago
Chad Williams photo 283. Chad Williams WR - ARI
The forgotten man in the Cardinals wide receiver corps, but you really shouldn't forget about a guy they spent a third-round pick on just a year ago. If Sam Bradford can stay healthy, it's possible that Williams finds his way into a few fantasy relevant weeks, though he's far off the radar in standard leagues.
14 weeks ago
Ameer Abdullah photo 284. Ameer Abdullah RB - DET
There is a chance that Abdullah gets cut, since it seems the Lions can't keep both Abdullah and Blount. Ameer isn't the favorite to win the job, but the battle also isn't set, so while he may be cut, he may also find a way into substantial touches should Kerryon disappoint early on.
9 weeks ago
Torrey Smith photo 285. Torrey Smith WR - CAR
Ryan Griffin photo 286. Ryan Griffin TE - HOU
Elijah McGuire photo 287. Elijah McGuire RB - NYJ
Don't sleep on McGuire having an outside chance at winning the starting role outright for the Jets once he returns from his injury. As it looks now, Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell are probably ahead of him, but the job is open for competition and we've heard enough good things about McGuire that the possibility of him becoming fantasy relevant is quite realistic.
9 weeks ago
Curtis Samuel photo 288. Curtis Samuel WR - CAR
Alfred Blue photo 289. Alfred Blue RB - HOU
After sitting out there as a free agent, Blue wound up signing with the Texans again. It may turn out to be nothing, but Blue did receive 46 carries over the teams final three games, including 22 touches in Week 17. If D'Onta Foreman starts the season on the PUP list, it's possible that Blue is in a timeshare with Lamar Miller.
19 weeks ago
Corey Coleman photo 290. Corey Coleman WR - NYG
Coleman was traded to the Bills and suddenly finds himself with much less competition for targets. It may take him a while to earn sufficient targets, but his athleticism ought to get him those chances eventually.
9 weeks ago
Tyler Kroft photo 291. Tyler Kroft TE - CIN
It isn't exactly fair to expect anyone to get hurt, but at this point in Eifert's career, it is the most likely scenario. If it does happen, Kroft was solid last season as a streamer scoring seven touchdowns so he could be a serviceable options here and there.
13 weeks ago
Tavon Austin photo 292. Tavon Austin WR,RB - DAL
Tavon has a ridiculous contract, yet the Cowboys insisted on acquiring him anyway. Now, they are suggesting he may see plenty of work, perhaps even out of the backfield. if that ends up true, he may actually have fantasy value.
9 weeks ago
Buffalo Bills photo 293. Buffalo Bills DST - BUF
After starting out the year strong under Sean McDermott, the defense fell apart over the final nine games, allowing 14 rushing touchdowns in that span. They acquired Trent Murphy and Star Lotulelei this offseason, as well as drafted Tremaine Edmunds, but lets not pretend that'll put them back on track. They also lost E.J. Gaines to the Browns, so their secondary takes a bit of a hit, as they'll have to rely on a bounce-back year from Vontae Davis.
8 weeks ago
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 294. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - HOU
Cleveland Browns photo 295. Cleveland Browns DST - CLE
This is one of the youngest up-and-coming defenses in the game and don't write them off just because they're the Browns. In terms of pure talent on the defensive side of the ball, they may be in the top-five teams in the league, though their coaching limits the potential. Still, with Myles Garrett anchoring the team and Jabril Peppers now moved to strong safety, this team could surprise.
8 weeks ago
Jalen Richard photo 296. Jalen Richard RB - OAK
Despite averaging almost 5.5 yards per carry over the last two seasons, the Raiders felt it necessary to bring in Doug Martin this offseason, essentially destroying any value that Richard could have had in the offense. Both him and DeAndre Washington could be fighting for the same opportunity in training camp, and it might be better if they do release him so he can find a team who can use him.
18 weeks ago
Kyle Juszczyk photo 297. Kyle Juszczyk RB - SF
It's sometimes easy to look over the fullback, buy Juszczyk has now totaled at least 33 receptions and 266 yards in each of the last three seasons. He's only totaled 14 carries over that span, but if you're in a league where you must start 3-4 running backs, he could be some cheap production.
18 weeks ago
Tyler Boyd photo 298. Tyler Boyd WR - CIN
Kai Forbath photo 299. Kai Forbath K - FA
Caleb Sturgis photo 300. Caleb Sturgis K - LAC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers photo 301. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST - TB
Dallas Cowboys photo 302. Dallas Cowboys DST - DAL
Washington Redskins photo 303. Washington Redskins DST - WAS
D.J. Chark photo 304. D.J. Chark WR - JAC
Laquon Treadwell photo 305. Laquon Treadwell WR - MIN
The Vikings are loaded with weapons ranging from Dalvin Cook and Stefon Diggs to Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph so unless something happens to one of them, Treadwell's ceiling is low, but the Vikings have been impressed this preseason so there is a chance he would breakout if he fills in for an injured receiver in the starting lineup at some point.
9 weeks ago
Keke Coutee photo 306. Keke Coutee WR - HOU
Deshaun Watson isn't going to throw 9% of his passes for touchdowns again this season, but he is still one of the better passers in football so you'd imagine his speedy number three receiver should get his share of big plays mixed in this year.
9 weeks ago
Jacquizz Rodgers photo 307. Jacquizz Rodgers RB - TB
It seems like Rodgers might not even make the Bucs 53-man roster, as they will be carrying Ronald Jones, Charles Sims, and Peyton Barber clearly ahead of him on the depth chart.
18 weeks ago
Baker Mayfield photo 308. Baker Mayfield QB - CLE
Tyrod is a significant upgrade over what the Browns have been putting out in prior years but it is only a matter of time before Drew Brees 2.0 takes over and starts lighting up defenses with a tremendous receiver core. He could immediately be a top 15 fantasy QB when the change happens.
8 weeks ago
Kevin White photo 309. Kevin White WR - CHI
You may be tired of taking a shot on White only to see him get injured, and while that is a possibility once again, you are getting him at such a great price this season that the risk may be worth it. He has all the talent in the world and if we can see him stay on the field, we might just be gifted with the breakout that never happened.
9 weeks ago
DeAndre Washington photo 310. DeAndre Washington RB - OAK
It seemed like Washington was all set to take over the starting role from Latavius Murray a year ago - then the Raiders signed Marshawn Lynch. It then seemed like he'd take it once Lynch retired, but then the Raiders signed Doug Martin. It's clear that he's not in their future plans, despite being efficient on a per-touch basis. He's just a guy on their depth chart who'll pop at times, but there's simply too much salary/experience in front of him on the depth chart.
18 weeks ago
San Francisco 49ers photo 311. San Francisco 49ers DST - SF
Jesse James photo 312. Jesse James TE - PIT
Cairo Santos photo 313. Cairo Santos K - FA
Blair Walsh photo 314. Blair Walsh K - FA
Dustin Hopkins photo 315. Dustin Hopkins K - WAS
Brice Butler photo 316. Brice Butler WR - DAL
I wonder if Butler is upset about his landing spot now that the Cardinals drafted Christian Kirk and they're saying that he'll be on the field no matter what. That means Butler now has to compete with J.J. Nelson for the No. 3 wide receiver role in the offense. It's going to be a run-heavy offense, so it's very unlikely he even has an impact if he does beat out Nelson. You're better off looking elsewhere in drafts.
19 weeks ago
Josh Rosen photo 317. Josh Rosen QB - ARI
It's possible that Rosen landed in the best spot for his chance to be the starter right away, as Sam Bradford has a bad history of knee injuries and still hasn't been fully cleared. With them both learning a new offense, it's well within the realm of possibilities that Rosen starts Week 1. He's still a rookie, so expectations must be kept in check, but he'd be worth a draft pick in 2QB leagues.
19 weeks ago
Jordan Matthews photo 318. Jordan Matthews WR - PHI
Matthews was released from the Patriots.
9 weeks ago
Blake Jarwin photo 319. Blake Jarwin TE - DAL
It appears that Jarwin has won the starting tight end job for the Cowboys, though it'll likely be somewhat of a timeshare. You also shouldn't expect him to automatically walk into the 80-100 targets that Jason Witten received over the last few years. He's made his way onto the fantasy radar, but it's unlikely he's anything more than a streaming option.
9 weeks ago
Ed Dickson photo 320. Ed Dickson TE - SEA
There's a divide of analysts on Dickson, as some believe he's the clear-cut starting tight end in Seattle, but I'm not willing to give him that title based on his body of work. He'll be 31 years old this season, on his third team, and has never eclipsed 528 yards in a season. Sure, he had a 175-yard game last year with Greg Olsen out, but he didn't top 36 yards in any game after that one. He's a fine No. 2 tight end, but I'd like to think the Seahawks want their own third-round draft pick Nick Vannett to win that job as he enters year-three. Should Dickson be named the starter, he'll move up my draft board.
18 weeks ago
Steven Hauschka photo 321. Steven Hauschka K - BUF
Lamar Jackson photo 322. Lamar Jackson QB - BAL
If Jackson ends up getting the Ravens job at some point this year, he would be an immediate top 15 fantasy QB with upside for much more. His passing may not be ready, but his legs likely have him above even Cam Newton and older dual-threat QBs like RG3 and Vince Young.
8 weeks ago
Cody Parkey photo 323. Cody Parkey K - CHI
Robert Turbin photo 324. Robert Turbin RB - IND
Putting Turbin inside the top-200 is not something anyone wants to do, but with reports that he may be the LeGarrette Blount to Frank Reich's offense, he should be moving up draft boards. While that role is extremely touchdown-dependent, it still has a place in fantasy football, especially when they're projected to be in the lead or in a projected shootout. I'd likely rather roster a high-upside backup, but if you're desperate for someone to get 5-10 touches per week, he can fill that role.
18 weeks ago
Boston Scott photo 325. Boston Scott RB - FA
Chandler Catanzaro photo 326. Chandler Catanzaro K - TB
Mack Hollins photo 327. Mack Hollins WR - PHI
Ryan Fitzpatrick photo 328. Ryan Fitzpatrick QB - TB
Phillip Lindsay photo 329. Phillip Lindsay RB - DEN
Josh McCown photo 330. Josh McCown QB - NYJ
McCown is not starting Week 1 so he has virtually no value even in two QB leagues at this point.
7 weeks ago
Nick Foles photo 331. Nick Foles QB - PHI
It appears that Foles won't be needed to start the season, as they're saying Carson Wentz's recovery is on track for him to start Week 1, which makes Foles an expensive backup quarterback. He's someone to keep on waiver wire speed-dial, though, should anything happen to Wentz.
11 weeks ago
Phil Dawson photo 332. Phil Dawson K - ARI
Mike Davis photo 333. Mike Davis RB - SEA
You have to wonder if Davis is regretting his decision to re-up his contract with the Seahawks after they drafted Rashaad Penny with their first-round pick. Not only him is in Davis' way, either, as Chris Carson has reportedly looked good in mini-camp. Davis is third on the depth chart and that's not even including C.J. Prosise, who may be playing wide receiver.
18 weeks ago
Christine Michael photo 334. Christine Michael RB - FA
As odd as it may seem, Michael is back from the dead once again and has a shot at opening the season as the Colts' top running back. You'd expect that once Marlon Mack returns, the job would be his, but if Michael impresses, there is no reason he can't hang onto the lead-back role.
8 weeks ago
Jonathan Williams photo 335. Jonathan Williams RB - IND
Now that Terrance West has been cut, Williams is the official replacement for Mark Ingram over the first four weeks. Outside of an injury to Kamara or Ingram, there is virtually no value outside of those first four weeks, but he may make for a useful flex play until then.
7 weeks ago
Jeremy Kerley photo 336. Jeremy Kerley WR - FA
Mark Walton photo 337. Mark Walton RB - CIN
Walton is third on the Bengals depth chart, there's no doubt about that. What's important is that he'd only need one injury to contribute to fantasy leagues, as both Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard are slated to receive 8-plus touches per week. Walton was likely brought on to be Bernard's replacement, as he's a free agent after this season. Walton is known to be excellent in pass-protection and someone who can play on all three downs if necessary.
18 weeks ago
Stephen Anderson photo 338. Stephen Anderson TE - NE
It'd be nice if we knew who held the Texans starting tight end spot heading into draft season, as they have the easiest tight end schedule in the league. Anderson had a few solid performances last year, including a five-catch, 79-yard, one-touchdown performance against the Titans in Week 13. Still, it could be Ryan Griffin or rookie Jordan Akins who takes the job. It's one to watch during the preseason.
18 weeks ago
Jeremy Maclin photo 339. Jeremy Maclin WR - FA
Brett Maher photo 340. Brett Maher K - DAL
Virgil Green photo 341. Virgil Green TE - LAC
As of the time I'm writing this, Green is slated to be the Chargers starting tight end, though I don't know if it lasts all that long. Despite lackluster competition on the Broncos, Green couldn't hold the job and was supposed to be the Chargers No. 2 tight end behind Hunter Henry. If for whatever reason the Chargers do move forward with Green as their guy, he'll move up the rankings, but his ceiling is nowhere near that of Henry or even Antonio Gates, who had serious rapport with Philip Rivers. He's 30 years old and has never topped 237 yards or one touchdown in a single season.
18 weeks ago
Justin Jackson photo 342. Justin Jackson RB - LAC
Many are suggesting Eckeler is the backup to Melvin Gordon, but more likely, he will primarily help in the passing game. It is Justin Jackson who would likely lead the backfield if Gordon were to get injured, and with the offensive line, Jackson could be a star if that scenario were to play out and he saw major touches.
9 weeks ago
Seth Roberts photo 343. Seth Roberts WR - OAK
Adam Shaheen photo 344. Adam Shaheen TE - CHI
So much for that second-year breakout that most were expecting when Matt Nagy was hired, eh? One of the first signings in free agency was Trey Burton, smashing the hopes of Shaheen supporters, as he's now become the backup. They have said that they will run plenty of 2TE sets, so it's possible that Shaheen gets on the field even with Burton, but there's not enough room for production. He's someone you snag off waivers should something happen to Burton.
18 weeks ago
Jaylen Samuels photo 345. Jaylen Samuels RB,TE - PIT
Joe Williams photo 346. Joe Williams RB - FA
Here we are, just one year after beat reporters claimed that Williams was going to take the starting job from Carlos Hyde. Not only did he not do that, but even now with Hyde gone, it seems Williams is firmly planted as the No. 3 running back on the depth chart behind both Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida. While I wasn't on board with him last year, he might turn out to be a sleeper in drafts this year. McKinnon has struggled with early-down work throughout his career, and the 49ers showed no confidence in Breida as a workhorse when they signed McKinnon. He's nobody you should draft right now, but keep a close eye on him in the preseason.
18 weeks ago
Tyler Higbee photo 347. Tyler Higbee TE - LAR
Nathan Peterman photo 348. Nathan Peterman QB - BUF
Garrett Celek photo 349. Garrett Celek TE - SF
You may be surprised to discover this, but in the five games Jimmy G started for the 49ers, Celek was a top-five fantasy TE while Kittle was top 10. Even though Kittle will likely end up higher this year, that doesn't change the fact that Garoppolo may be able to support two top 15 tight ends.
11 weeks ago
Sebastian Janikowski photo 350. Sebastian Janikowski K - SEA
Josh Hill photo 351. Josh Hill TE - NO
Adam Humphries photo 352. Adam Humphries WR - TB
Kenny Britt photo 353. Kenny Britt WR - FA
De'Angelo Henderson photo 354. De'Angelo Henderson RB - FA
He was someone who made an impact last preseason, but it didn't amount to many touches in the regular season with C.J. Anderson, Jamaal Charles, and Devontae Booker in the mix. While Anderson and Charles are gone, the Broncos did draft Royce Freeman in the third-round. Still, it's possible that Henderson is a better running back than Booker and usurps him at some point. He's not draft-worthy, but he's someone to monitor in deep leagues.
19 weeks ago
Cody Latimer photo 355. Cody Latimer WR - NYG
New York Jets photo 356. New York Jets DST - NYJ
The Jets have started to put together a decent defense, though they're likely a ways from fantasy relevance. They finished second-to-last in 2017, behind only the Raiders. Still, Jamal Adams should continue to grow, Darron Lee and Avery Williamson should be solid up the middle, while Trumaine Johnson was a welcome addition to the cornerback unit. They may have a few opportunities to be streamed this year, but you shouldn't draft them.
8 weeks ago
Terrance West photo 357. Terrance West RB - FA
The Saints are insistent that Kamara won't be a workhorse with Ingram out, and they just signed West, so you can expect him to assume the Mark Ingram role for the first four weeks. Granted, he isn't as good, but if you need a flex, remember just how good even Tim Hightower was in this role when Ingram was injured a few seasons back.
9 weeks ago
Equanimeous St. Brown photo 358. Equanimeous St. Brown WR - GB
Kendall Wright photo 359. Kendall Wright WR - FA
Jakeem Grant photo 360. Jakeem Grant WR - MIA
Charles Sims photo 362. Charles Sims RB - FA
Most didn't even realize that Sims was a free agent this offseason, but he was, only to be unsigned all the way up to a week before the NFL Draft when the Bucs gave him a one-year deal. He's been really hit-or-miss throughout his NFL career, averaging 2.8 yards per carry in 2014, then 2.9 yards per carry in 2016, but he did average 4.9 yards per carry in-between those two seasons in 2015. He's a passing-down specialist, something the Bucs don't need much help with nowadays with all their receiving threats. Sims is just a boring fantasy option and one who shouldn't be drafted.
19 weeks ago
Marcus Murphy photo 363. Marcus Murphy RB - BUF
Jermaine Gresham photo 364. Jermaine Gresham TE - ARI
Mark Andrews photo 365. Mark Andrews TE - BAL
Andrews is someone who reminded me of Jason Witten with the way he maneuvered his way through routes in college. He wasn't fast, but seemed to get open quite a bit, becoming a favorite of Baker Mayfield in the process. He can't block very well, which may limit his playing time, as will their first-round pick Hayden Hurst. The Ravens use their tight end a lot, but knowing that Andrews was taken two rounds later than Hurst, he's clearly in a backup role.
18 weeks ago
Jonnu Smith photo 366. Jonnu Smith TE - TEN
Jordan Akins photo 367. Jordan Akins TE - HOU
Brandon LaFell photo 368. Brandon LaFell WR - OAK
Once he stepped in for an injured A.J. Green in 2016 to produce 862 yards and six touchdowns, most though LaFell had developed a clear role on the team. The odd part was that even though John Ross didn't play, LaFell took a big step back and finished with just 548 yards and three touchdowns. My belief is that Ross plays a lot more this year, forcing LaFell to lose some much-needed snaps for production. He's someone you snag if Green were to get hurt again, but that's about it.
19 weeks ago
Thomas Rawls photo 369. Thomas Rawls RB - FA
Damien Williams photo 370. Damien Williams RB - KC
An under-the-radar signing this offseason, as Williams has shown to be a capable third-down running back, but it's odd that he chose to sign in a crowded Chiefs backfield that now includes Kareem Hunt, Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, and him. They wouldn't have signed him without a plan, so it's possible that he takes over West's old role. Still, that's just a 3-5 touch per week role that doesn't have much value. Update: Chiefs cut West on 8/22, so Williams does, in fact, take that role.
9 weeks ago
Teddy Bridgewater photo 371. Teddy Bridgewater QB - NO
It seemed like one of the oddest signings of the offseason, as the Jets already had Josh McCown on the roster and we knew they were going quarterback with the No. 3 pick in the draft. Still, Bridgewater has reportedly turned heads at Jets OTAs, making him legit competition for McCown as the Week 1 starter while Sam Darnold waits in the wings. If Bridgewater does win the job, he will be a low-end QB2 while he has the job with some upside if he regains the mobility he once had.
19 weeks ago
Jeff Heuerman photo 372. Jeff Heuerman TE - DEN
Chris Conley photo 373. Chris Conley WR - KC
Cameron Artis-Payne photo 374. Cameron Artis-Payne RB - CAR
Some were slating Artis-Payne for a bigger workload this year, but the signing of C.J. Anderson quickly ended that debate. He'll go back to being the No. 3 on the depth chart and will only have relevance with multiple injuries.
18 weeks ago
Bruce Ellington photo 375. Bruce Ellington WR - HOU
Malcolm Brown photo 376. Malcolm Brown RB - LAR
Chris Herndon IV photo 377. Chris Herndon IV TE - NYJ
Ito Smith photo 378. Ito Smith RB - ATL
AJ McCarron photo 379. AJ McCarron QB - OAK
It seems like McCarron is the favorite to start Week 1 for the Bills, but a non-mobile quarterback behind an offensive line that lost three starters this offseason? Not just that, but his pass-catchers are one of the worst groups in the league.
19 weeks ago
Ryan Grant photo 380. Ryan Grant RB - FA
J'Mon Moore photo 381. J'Mon Moore WR - GB
DaeSean Hamilton photo 382. DaeSean Hamilton WR - DEN
Rashard Higgins photo 383. Rashard Higgins WR - CLE
C.J. Fiedorowicz photo 384. C.J. Fiedorowicz TE - FA
Chris Moore photo 385. Chris Moore WR - BAL
Travaris Cadet photo 386. Travaris Cadet RB - FA
Cadet didn't come to the Bills until later in the season, but when he did, he had a role in the offense. Over the final six games of the season, he carried the ball 22 times for 93 yards and caught 13 passes for 93 yards. With the lack of receiving options on the roster, it's likely that he's involved once again, though it'd take an injury to LeSean McCoy for him to see a large uptick in production.
18 weeks ago
Austin Carr photo 387. Austin Carr WR - NO
Randy Bullock photo 388. Randy Bullock K - CIN
Eric Tomlinson photo 389. Eric Tomlinson TE - NYJ
Aldrick Rosas photo 390. Aldrick Rosas K - NYG
Jacob Hollister photo 391. Jacob Hollister TE - NE
Demarcus Robinson photo 392. Demarcus Robinson WR - KC
Orleans Darkwa photo 393. Orleans Darkwa RB - FA
ArDarius Stewart photo 394. ArDarius Stewart WR - NYJ
Jake Kumerow photo 395. Jake Kumerow WR - GB
Jacoby Brissett photo 396. Jacoby Brissett QB - IND
With each passing day, it seems the Andrew Luck situation is getting murkier. Now having failed to throw a football in 17 months, it's fair to think that he may not ever return to form. If he doesn't, they may decide to shut him down sooner than most, meaning Brissett would re-enter the fantasy conversation.
19 weeks ago
Chad Kelly photo 397. Chad Kelly QB - DEN
Breshad Perriman photo 398. Breshad Perriman WR - CLE
Oakland Raiders photo 399. Oakland Raiders DST - OAK
The team that finished last in 2017, now without Khalil Mack (at least for the start of the season with his holdout)? They added quite a few players to the defense this offseason and there's obviously a change in the entire coaching staff, but you can't subtract Mack and make them better.
8 weeks ago
Miami Dolphins photo 400. Miami Dolphins DST - MIA
Adding Minkah Fitzpatrick to play alongside Xavien Howard, Reshad Jones, and T.J. McDonald makes for a potentially great secondary, though the linebacking corps is what could hold them back. They'll be counting on last year's second-round pick Raekwon McMillan at middle linebacker despite him never starting a regular season game. They also lost Ndamukong Suh up the middle, which will hurt the production of someone like Robert Quinn. There are some good pieces on this team, but they may not have enough talent in their front-seven to be above-average.
8 weeks ago
Bo Scarbrough photo 401. Bo Scarbrough RB - FA
Some are saying that Scarbrough has the backup role to Ezekiel Elliott, but I'm not buying it. Why? Because he played for Alabama? The fact that he played there and then wasn't drafted until the seventh-round speaks volumes. He offers nothing in the passing-game and isn't special on first- or second-down. I'd rather roster Rod Smith and it's not all that close.
18 weeks ago
Tyler Ervin photo 402. Tyler Ervin RB,WR - HOU
Raheem Mostert photo 403. Raheem Mostert RB - SF
Demetrius Harris photo 404. Demetrius Harris TE - KC
Zane Gonzalez photo 405. Zane Gonzalez K - FA
Levine Toilolo photo 406. Levine Toilolo TE - DET
Keith Smith photo 407. Keith Smith RB - OAK
Jordan Leggett photo 408. Jordan Leggett TE - NYJ
Logan Thomas photo 409. Logan Thomas TE - BUF
Darrel Williams photo 410. Darrel Williams RB - KC
Ryan Switzer photo 411. Ryan Switzer WR - PIT
Malcolm Mitchell photo 412. Malcolm Mitchell WR - FA
With Julian Edelman's pending four-game suspension and the exit of Brandin Cooks, the wide receiver depth chart is sort of wide-open after Chris Hogan. Most have forgotten about Mitchell's last six games with Tom Brady that produced 25 receptions for 309 yards and four touchdowns. If Mitchell can bounce back from his injury that knocked him out of 2017, he could have a few fantasy relevant weeks.
19 weeks ago
Elijhaa Penny photo 413. Elijhaa Penny RB - NYG
Tre McBride photo 414. Tre McBride WR - FA
Charcandrick West photo 415. Charcandrick West RB - FA
Neal Sterling photo 416. Neal Sterling TE,WR - NYJ
Dalton Schultz photo 417. Dalton Schultz TE - DAL
Kapri Bibbs photo 418. Kapri Bibbs RB - WAS
David Moore photo 419. David Moore WR - SEA
If you are looking for a deep sleeper with some serious upside, Moore is your guy. With Doug Baldwin a little banged up and Brandon Marshall at the end of his career, the kid, Moore, could come into a substantial role in Russell Wilson's lineup eventually, and has shown the skills to be a serious threat.
8 weeks ago
Giorgio Tavecchio photo 420. Giorgio Tavecchio K - ATL
Javon Wims photo 421. Javon Wims WR - CHI
Jarius Wright photo 422. Jarius Wright WR - CAR
Benny Cunningham photo 423. Benny Cunningham RB - CHI
It seems that everyone has forgotten about Cunningham on the Bears roster, as the conversation comes down to Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard all the time. Well, Cunningham was solid in his passing-down role last year, catching 20 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns. He could be the veteran presence that Matt Nagy likes and wants to keep around, which would give him just a small amount of value in DEEP leagues.
18 weeks ago
Darrius Heyward-Bey photo 424. Darrius Heyward-Bey WR - PIT
Tajae Sharpe photo 425. Tajae Sharpe WR - TEN
Josh Reynolds photo 426. Josh Reynolds WR - LAR
Mike Boone photo 427. Mike Boone RB - MIN
Carlos Henderson photo 428. Carlos Henderson WR - FA
There are a lot of people who have forgotten about Henderson after he missed his rookie season with a hand injury, but he was the guy most compared to Golden Tate last offseason. He's a monster after the catch and can play anywhere on the field, though the slot is his likely destination in 2018. He got into some trouble this offseason, but if he can stay on the field, he'll have to beat out rookie DaeSean Hamilton, who is solid in his own right. Henderson is someone you should watch closely in the preseason.
19 weeks ago
Maurice Harris photo 429. Maurice Harris WR - WAS
David Fluellen photo 430. David Fluellen RB - TEN
Nick Boyle photo 431. Nick Boyle TE - BAL
Rico Gathers photo 432. Rico Gathers TE - DAL
He's someone you need to keep an eye on throughout the preseason, as the Cowboys starting tight end position is wide open. He'll compete with a few rookies, making me believe he'll get the job after dominating last preseason. He gained almost 20 pounds this offseason to help with his blocking, but hopefully it doesn't take away from what he does best - catch the ball. With the lack of playmakers on the Cowboys, they need someone to step up and Gathers has it in him as a receiver.
19 weeks ago
J.D. McKissic photo 433. J.D. McKissic RB,WR - SEA
Marcedes Lewis photo 434. Marcedes Lewis TE - GB
Eli Rogers photo 435. Eli Rogers WR - PIT
Maxx Williams photo 436. Maxx Williams TE - BAL
Amara Darboh photo 437. Amara Darboh WR - SEA
After losing both Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson this offseason, the Seahawks are going to be looking for someone to find the end zone with a tad more frequency. Darboh is 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, and could be the player to step into a starting role. He was drafted in the third-round last year, so the Seahawks obviously felt like he would be a contributor before long. He's one of those guys you can take with your last draft pick and you should know what you've got after the first week or two.
19 weeks ago
Jason Sanders photo 438. Jason Sanders K - MIA
Indianapolis Colts photo 439. Indianapolis Colts DST - IND
This can get ugly, as the Colts entire linebacking corps has accounted for seven NFL starts. Seven. They'll have two rookies starting this year, which is never a great thing. Their cornerbacks slated to start include Kenny Moore, Pierre Desir, and Nate Hairston. This is not a defense to target.
8 weeks ago
Paul Perkins photo 440. Paul Perkins RB - NYG
TJ Jones photo 441. TJ Jones WR - DET
Jamize Olawale photo 442. Jamize Olawale RB - DAL
Roger Lewis photo 443. Roger Lewis WR - TEN
Seth DeValve photo 444. Seth DeValve TE,WR - CLE
Michael Roberts photo 445. Michael Roberts TE - DET
Jeremy McNichols photo 446. Jeremy McNichols RB - DEN
Braxton Miller photo 447. Braxton Miller WR - PHI
Lance Kendricks photo 448. Lance Kendricks TE - GB
Wendell Smallwood photo 449. Wendell Smallwood RB - PHI
Rhett Ellison photo 450. Rhett Ellison TE,RB - NYG
Tommy Bohanon photo 451. Tommy Bohanon RB - JAC
Justin Davis photo 452. Justin Davis RB - LAR
Justin Hardy photo 453. Justin Hardy WR - ATL
Geoff Swaim photo 454. Geoff Swaim TE - DAL
Ray-Ray McCloud photo 455. Ray-Ray McCloud WR - BUF
Jordan Lasley photo 456. Jordan Lasley WR - BAL
Trey Edmunds photo 457. Trey Edmunds RB,TE - PIT
Patrick DiMarco photo 458. Patrick DiMarco RB - BUF
Derek Watt photo 459. Derek Watt RB - LAC
Andy Janovich photo 460. Andy Janovich RB - DEN
Kendrick Bourne photo 461. Kendrick Bourne WR - SF
Devante Mays photo 462. Devante Mays RB - GB
James Develin photo 463. James Develin RB - NE
Senorise Perry photo 464. Senorise Perry RB - MIA
Andre Holmes photo 465. Andre Holmes WR - BUF
Trey Quinn photo 466. Trey Quinn WR - WAS