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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2019 PPR Draft Rankings
Saquon Barkley photo 1. Saquon Barkley RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
During his rookie season, while playing behind a shoddy offensive line and in a low-scoring offense, Barkley overcame all odds and delivered a fantasy MVP-worthy performance. He finished as an RB1 in 75 percent of his games, while hitting at least RB2 numbers in 93.8 percent of his games. Some are excited about his target possibilities with Odell Beckham Jr. gone, but it's likely going to bring more attention to him and the run-game. Still, Barkley showed last year that he's able to overcome a lot, making him a relatively safe top-three selection in every format, but the lack of scoring from this offense can hold him back.
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Christian McCaffrey photo 2. Christian McCaffrey RB - CAR (vs . NO)
McCaffrey blew up in 2018 and it's got everyone reaching for him as a top-three selection in 2019. It's fair and you shouldn't shy away from the three-down back, but you should know that the Panthers have openly talked about scaling back his workload. He's still likely to finish as a top-five option at the position even if he loses 4-to-6 touches per game, as he's gamescript-proof and it's not as if Cam Newton is rushing for as many touchdowns as he used to.
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Alvin Kamara photo 3. Alvin Kamara RB - NO (at CAR)
With Mark Ingram's departure, many are likely wondering what it means for Kamara, though the acquisition of Latavius Murray tells us a lot. He's likely going to walk into the old Ingram role, though it's important to note that it's no guarantee he's able to fit in this offense. You remember Adrian Peterson with the Saints, right? He was able to go to the Redskins and get it done, so maybe Sean Payton's offense just isn't right for everyone. Because of that, Kamara gets a slight bump in upside which was already high to begin with, as he has finished as the RB3 and RB4 in his first two seasons with Ingram on the roster.
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Ezekiel Elliott photo 4. Ezekiel Elliott RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
If you wanted to select Elliott at No. 1 overall, you shouldn't feel guilty or bad about it. In fact, he should probably be the favorite to finish as the top running back considering the lack of competence in the Giants offense. Elliott has played 40 regular season games in his career and delivered RB2 or better numbers in 92.5 percent of those games, which is actually better than Le'Veon Bell's 91.9 percent. Elliott is as safe as they come.
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Davante Adams photo 5. Davante Adams WR - GB (at DET)
To know that Davante finished as the No. 3 wide receiver in fantasy football despite Aaron Rodgers throwing just 25 touchdowns, it should let you know how high his ceiling actually is. It wasn't just one game, either. It took 14.9 PPR points on average to be a top-24 receiver in 2018, and Adams is the only receiver in the NFL who hit that number in every single one of his games
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DeAndre Hopkins photo 6. DeAndre Hopkins WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
The best hands in football, Hopkins continually makes highlight-worthy grabs on passes that 95 percent of the league couldn't make on their best day. He'll continually see the oppositions best cornerback, but having Will Fuller back will help draw double-coverage away from him. He's now finished as a top-six fantasy receiver in three of the last four seasons, including his first No. 1 finish in 2018
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Julio Jones photo 7. Julio Jones WR - ATL (at TB)
When he's on the field, you have yourself a guaranteed top-five wide receiver. While health has been an issue in the past, Jones has now played at least 14 games in five straight seasons. Outside of his rookie season and the year he needed surgery on his foot, Jones has been a top-10 receiver in all six of his other seasons. He's a safe pick at the back end of the first-round
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David Johnson photo 8. David Johnson RB - ARI (at LAR)
Now that Steve Wilks is out of town, maybe we'll get back to the normally scheduled programming with Johnson. The air-raid offense that new coach Kliff Kingsbury figures to bring to the Cardinals should give Johnson a lot more work in the passing game. While at Texas Tech, Kingsbury passed the ball on 65 percent of their plays. By comparison, there were just two teams in the NFL who hit that number in 2018. With Kyler Murray presenting elusiveness, it should only help create lanes for Johnson even if his offensive line is still weak
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Travis Kelce photo 9. Travis Kelce TE - KC (vs . LAC)
Not only was he worthy of a first-round pick last year, but there are now question marks surrounding the No. 1 receiver on his team that could boost his targets to even higher heights. Not that he needs them, as his 150 targets were tied for fourth all-time among tight ends. Kelce gives you consistency and predictability at a very unpredictable position and an advantage every week. If you want to take him at the end of the first-round or beginning of the second-round, you should
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Michael Thomas photo 10. Michael Thomas WR - NO (at CAR)
Three straight top-10 seasons to start your career? Not bad. The Saints are throwing the ball less and less which is why Thomas hasn't contended for the No. 1 spot in the wide receiver rankings, but he's steady and consistent, making him well worth a late first-round selection
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Odell Beckham Jr. photo 11. Odell Beckham Jr. WR - CLE (at CIN)
You have to love the landing spot for Beckham as he's now tied to a franchise quarterback who's deadly accurate. The issue is that the Browns are a franchise that has tons of talent on the defensive side of the ball, which may limit the amount of pass attempts to go around. Still, you don't trade for Beckham and not use him. He may not belong in the elite tier in year one with the Browns, but it shouldn't shock anyone if he finishes there. He is an outlier
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JuJu Smith-Schuster photo 12. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR - PIT (at BAL)
With Antonio Brown out of town, many will automatically assume that Smith-Schuster will get more targets. You shouldn't be so quick to jump aboard that train. He saw 166 targets in 2018, which ranked fourth in the league. On top of that, the Steelers threw the ball a league-high 687 times. On top of that, he'll now see a bit more shadow coverage from top cornerbacks, making life a tad difficult. He's still going to be the focal point of their pass-attack, making him worthy of a second-round pick
16 weeks ago
James Conner photo 13. James Conner RB - PIT (at BAL)
When Conner wore down at the end of the 2018 season, did the Steelers get a bit worried? They reached for Benny Snell in the fourth-round, highlighting they clearly felt running back depth was a need. With Antonio Brown and Jesse James gone, there are over 200 targets that have vacated the team, so it's possible Conner can build upon his strong 2018 season. The slight risk of a timeshare knocks him down into the second round, though he's got top-six upside
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Le'Veon Bell photo 14. Le'Veon Bell RB - NYJ (at BUF)
He's back, but this time it's probably going to be a lot less exciting. He'll be playing behind a much lesser offensive line, with a much lesser quarterback, in a much worse offense. He's going to get plenty of touches, but we can say that about a lot of running backs. The question is - what's his upside in a low-scoring offense? Adam Gase's offenses have been lacking in both overall plays and overall scoring. Did you know that Dolphins running backs scored 10 rushing touchdowns over the last two years... combined? Bell is a relatively safe pick due to the touches he'll get, but he lacks the upside you want out of a high first-round pick
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Tyreek Hill photo 15. Tyreek Hill WR - KC (vs . LAC)
It appears the NFL will not suspend Hill for the off-the-field incidents that took place this offseason, which means he's back in the conversation as a second-round pick. He continues to defy the laws of efficiency and while it's normal to expect regression, he's proved us wrong in each of the last two seasons. He is the exception to the rule and an outlier in production. He won't be as consistent as the top-tier options, but he'll single-handedly win you weeks.
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Nick Chubb photo 16. Nick Chubb RB - CLE (at CIN)
Some are worried about Chubb due to the signing of Kareem Hunt this offseason, but you shouldn't be one of them. Hunt has an eight-game suspension that will allow Chubb to run with the job as he did down the stretch last year. The Browns invested a high second-round pick on Chubb and he's done nothing but impress. He's the starter and an RB1 in fantasy
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Dalvin Cook photo 17. Dalvin Cook RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
We've yet to see Cook stay healthy throughout an NFL season, but that's not stopping drafters from taking him with a pick inside the first two rounds. The Vikings are a high-powered offense who upgraded their offensive line this offseason, so the appeal is justified. The Vikings did draft Alexander Mattison in the third-round, so they're obviously concerned about the depth behind Cook, but he's the starter as long as he's healthy
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Mike Evans photo 18. Mike Evans WR - TB (vs . ATL)
For years, it's been Evans' show in Tampa Bay. He's averaged 148 targets over the last four years. He'll now be competing with Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard, who have carved out important roles in the offense. The arrival of Bruce Arians is a positive on the offense as a whole, but the running backs are going to score a lot more points than they did under Dirk Koetter. Evans is a relatively safe pick as a low-end WR1 but his ceiling may not be what it used to be
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Keenan Allen photo 19. Keenan Allen WR - LAC (at KC)
With Tyrell Williams taking off to the Raiders, will Allen play on the perimeter much more, or do those targets go to Travis Benjamin? My guess is that he stays in the same role, though he might have a few more targets come his way. Throughout his time in the league, Allen has been a bit more up-and-down than fantasy owners would like, but his potential increase in targets could even that out. He's a fine low-end WR1 if you go RB-heavy in the first two rounds
11 weeks ago
Joe Mixon photo 20. Joe Mixon RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
You have to love watching Marvin Lewis walk out the door if you're Mixon, as he was severely underused as a receiver in Lewis' offense. In comes Zac Taylor, who said he's going to start the Bengals' playbook with the Rams offense, which is where he came from as a quarterbacks coach for Sean McVay. Them drafting two running backs is somewhat concerning, but that could be to protect them in case of a Mixon injury, which has happened a few times in his short career
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Todd Gurley photo 21. Todd Gurley RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
There are real questions surrounding Gurley as we enter the 2019 season. Not only did C.J. Anderson play over him during the playoffs, but the Rams also traded up to the start of the third-round to select Darrell Henderson, an explosive running back out of Memphis. The Rams also matched an offer sheet the Lions submitted to backup running back Malcolm Brown, meaning the Rams are more worried about Gurley than they're letting on. We all know Gurley comes with plenty of upside, but we also know you can't win your fantasy league in the first-round, but you can definitely help lose it.
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Adam Thielen photo 22. Adam Thielen WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
It was right to be a bit hesitant about Thielen last year, as it was going to be tough for both him and Stefon Diggs to be top-15 options. Fortunately, he and Diggs each saw at least 150 targets allowing both of them to finish as top-10 options. They didn't add anyone to take targets away from them, outside of rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr., and we all know not to expect much out of rookie tight ends. It is worth noting, though, that after his hot start, Thielen was the WR23 from Week 9 through Week 16
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Stefon Diggs photo 23. Stefon Diggs WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
It's been quite the career arc for Diggs who has gone from the WR46 his rookie year, to the WR30, WR19, and then WR10 in 2018 while collecting a career-high 150 targets. That's important, as it shows his new quarterback Kirk Cousins trusts him. With Adam Thielen around, it'll be tough for him to break into the top-five, but Diggs should be considered a relatively safe low-end WR1 in fantasy circles who would have top-five upside should something happen to Thielen
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George Kittle photo 24. George Kittle TE - SF (at SEA)
You have to give Kittle a ton of credit for what he did in 2018. He played with a combination of Jimmy Garoppolo, C.J. Beathard, and Nick Mullens yet managed to set the yardage record for a tight end. Getting Garoppolo back for the full season should help, but he may lose a few targets considering Dante Pettis is now in a starting role, while the 49ers drafted Deebo Samuel in the second-round and Jalen Hurd in the third-round. He's still a force to be reckoned with and one of the three tight ends worth a pick in the first three rounds
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Kerryon Johnson photo 25. Kerryon Johnson RB - DET (vs . GB)
Despite having an extremely limited role to start the season, Johnson finished as the RB18 in points per game during his rookie season. The Lions did sign C.J. Anderson, but Johnson has already shown he's able to produce with a veteran on the roster, and he's openly admitted that he doesn't want to be a 20-plus-touch running back. He's not going to offer top-five upside, but Johnson should be an RB2 more often than not
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Leonard Fournette photo 26. Leonard Fournette RB - JAC (vs . IND)
Everyone remembers what they last saw, which is why Fournette is dropping down draft boards. The last time fantasy owners saw him play, he totaled just 126 rushing yards and one touchdown over his last three games. What they don't know is that the Jaguars offensive line was missing 4-of-5 starters at the end of the year. Fournette is locked into 20 touches per week, which is extremely odd to find at the start of the third-round, which is where you can get him 90 percent of the time
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Amari Cooper photo 27. Amari Cooper WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
It was good to see Cooper go to Dallas and get consistent targets as that's something he was missing throughout his time in Oakland. He saw at least five targets in each of his nine games with the Cowboys, while seeing seven or more targets in 7-of-9 games. Because of that, he finished as the No. 4 wide receiver in fantasy from the time he joined them, behind only Antonio Brown, Davante Adams, and Julio Jones. He may not offer the consistency that those guys do, but not many do. Cooper should be on the low-end WR1 radar
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Aaron Jones photo 28. Aaron Jones RB - GB (at DET)
If you're looking for a running back who comes with top-six upside but also comes with a high-degree of uncertainty, Jones is your guy. He's the most talented running back on what should be a top-five scoring offense, but it appears the Packers haven't given up on Jamaal Williams just yet. He's ideally someone you snag as your second running back due to the risk associated with him
11 weeks ago
Zach Ertz photo 29. Zach Ertz TE - PHI (at NYG)
With new additions of DeSean Jackson, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and Miles Sanders, you have to wonder if Ertz loses of his (tight end) record of 156 targets he saw in 2018. You also have Dallas Goedert coming into his second season after an impressive rookie campaign. Still, it's rare to find a tight end who can average 8-10 targets per game, making Ertz worthy of a pick in the top three rounds
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Devonta Freeman photo 30. Devonta Freeman RB - ATL (at TB)
Do you remember Freeman's rookie year? Probably not, because it had him falling outside the top-35 running backs selected the following year. In that season, he totaled just 248 yards and one touchdown on 65 carries. That's significant because that's the only year he played under Dirk Koetter, who is now back in Atlanta as the coordinator. While Freeman will have a much bigger role, Koetter hasn't been able to boost a run-game during his time in Atlanta or Tampa Bay, so the ceiling has likely dropped for Freeman. And that's not to mention Ito Smith, whose role grew as the year went on in 2018
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Brandin Cooks photo 31. Brandin Cooks WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Most wouldn't believe it, but 2018 was Cooks' most consistent season from a fantasy standpoint. That's impressive considering it was his first year in the offense while the other receivers had more experience. He finished as a WR2 or better in 53.3 percent of his games, which ranked 14th among wide receivers. With Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods getting theirs, it'll be hard for Cooks to get into elite territory, but knowing he was this consistent should give drafters confidence in taking him as a high-end WR2
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Julian Edelman photo 32. Julian Edelman WR - NE (vs . MIA)
There are not nearly as many familiar faces for Tom Brady to look at nowadays, but Edelman remains his favorite target. With Rob Gronkowski ailing last year, Edelman stepped up and finished as a WR2 or better in 75 percent of his games, a new career-high. With Gronkowski and Chris Hogan gone, Edelman's role isn't going to shrink in 2019. He's a sturdy WR2 presence
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Robert Woods photo 33. Robert Woods WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
It required at least 11.7 PPR points to finish as a WR3 or better in 2018. That's a number Woods hit in 87.5 percent of his games. The wide receivers who did it more? Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, and Antonio Brown. That's it. He doesn't offer the upside of the top-tier guys, but as a consistent WR2 in your lineup, Woods gets the job done
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Chris Carson photo 34. Chris Carson RB - SEA (vs . SF)
There are a lot of reasons to like Carson. Looking at how he finished the season, it's hard to not like him. From Week 12 on, he finished as the No. 4 fantasy running back behind only Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry, and Saquon Barkley. While Rashaad Penny is still there (and a former first-round pick), Mike Davis exited town, leaving behind plenty of touches for Penny. While Carson may not have the upside of others who are used in the pass-game consistently, he should be a solid RB2 provided he's healthy. This, of course, is a concern after hearing Carson "had a little work done" on his knee this offseason, so stay tuned for updates
11 weeks ago
Chris Godwin photo 35. Chris Godwin WR - TB (vs . ATL)
The hype on Godwin has reached its peak as he's expected to make a splash in Bruce Arians' new offense. With Mike Evans stealing quite a large share of the targets, you have to wonder just how high the ceiling is for Godwin, as the Bucs are likely going to run the ball a bit more under Arians. Godwin is a rock-solid player, but you mustn't forget that he's the No. 2 receiver on his team, and there's also a tight end (O.J. Howard) who deserves a lot of targets by his own right. It's okay to like Godwin in 2019, but keep expectations in check
11 weeks ago
Patrick Mahomes photo 36. Patrick Mahomes QB - KC (vs . LAC)
Yes, Mahomes is coming off the best fantasy season of all time for a quarterback. Yes, he's going to have some regression. He threw a touchdown on 8.6 percent of his passes in 2018, the seventh-highest mark of all-time. Here's the list of quarterbacks who are ahead of them, included with their touchdown rate in that season, as well as the following season: Peyton Manning (9.9 to 6.2), Ken Stabler (9.3 to 6.8), Deshaun Watson (9.3 to 5.1), Aaron Rodgers (9.0 to 7.1), Tom Brady (8.7 to 5.0), Mark Rypien (8.7 to 4.6). Don't pay for last year's stats
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Josh Jacobs photo 37. Josh Jacobs RB - OAK (at DEN)
Any time you have a running back drafted inside the first round of the NFL Draft, you'd better consider him in fantasy football. Why? Over the last six years, first-round running backs have averaged 283.4 touches in their rookie season. While the Raiders aren't likely to be a high-scoring offense, they should be improved significantly with the talent they've added on offense. Jacobs should be a low-end RB2, at worst
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Tyler Lockett photo 38. Tyler Lockett WR - SEA (vs . SF)
The loss of Doug Baldwin will surely open up some targets for Lockett, and the best part is that they'll come where he's most effective. Lockett has posted the third-best numbers in the league from the slot over the last two years behind only Tyreek Hill and A.J. Green. In the games that Baldwin missed all/most of in 2018, Lockett played in the slot on 59.4 percent of his snaps. His efficiency will have a hard time remaining as high as it was in 2018, but his increased snaps in the slot can help make up for it
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Kenny Golladay photo 39. Kenny Golladay WR - DET (vs . GB)
It's clear that the Lions view Golladay as their long-term WR1, though you have to wonder just how high his ceiling will be. Despite Golden Tate leaving and Marvin Jones missing time at the end of the season, Golladay finished as the No. 21 receiver in fantasy. When drafting him as your WR2, understand that he may not have the upside or consistency of guys like Stefon Diggs and Brandin Cooks
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Damien Williams photo 40. Damien Williams RB - KC (vs . LAC)
It's never a bad thing to have the running back attached to Andy Reid's offense, though Williams shouldn't go inside the top few rounds due to his question marks. He's still yet to have more than 13 carries in a regular season game, so what makes us believe he's going to stand up to a full workload? The Chiefs just snagged LeSean McCoy when he was released by the Bills, making the situation even more sticky. Not to mention the performance by Darwin Thompson in the preseason. It's possible that Andy Reid moves to somewhat of a timeshare, though Williams should be the starter out of the gate.
10 weeks ago
Antonio Brown photo 41. Antonio Brown WR - FA (BYE)
He's now going away from Ben Roethlisberger, so let's see if he remains an elite fantasy wide receiver as he's claimed. We've witnessed both Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree remain consistent with Derek Carr under center and it's not as if there's been a new offense installed from last year where we can expect a drastic change. Because of that, Brown is likely going to be a tad inconsistent. Still, he's one of the rare cases where you can essentially lock him in for 150 targets if he's on the field. That's where the next question is: Will he be on the field? He's dealing with frostbite on both his feet and is upset about the NFL telling him he's unable to wear his current helmet. The drama continues...
11 weeks ago
T.Y. Hilton photo 42. T.Y. Hilton WR - IND (at JAC)
Through his seven-year career, Hilton has finished inside the top 20 wideouts just 4 times and only once higher than #10. His upside is likely outside that top 10 being that he is 30 years old and sharing an offense with so many weapons. Add in a downgrade at QB and Hilton could end up as a WR3 by season's end.
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Marlon Mack photo 43. Marlon Mack RB - IND (at JAC)
Now that Andrew Luck is retired, most expect Mack to be on the wrong end of negative game scripts, but the Colts have insisted that he will be on the field on third downs like he was as a rookie. If that is the case, Mack still has RB1 potential to go with a safe floor thanks to an incredible offensive line ahead of him.
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David Montgomery photo 44. David Montgomery RB - CHI (at MIN)
It's clear the Bears didn't think Jordan Howard fit their offensive scheme after sending him away for a sixth-round pick, right? So, what does that say about Montgomery, who they traded up into the third-round to get? Howard finished as the RB20 in his first season under Matt Nagy. Montgomery was likely the best pure runner in the draft who's already shown the ability to handle a workhorse role, and offers more in the passing-game than Howard did, though most of that work will go to Tarik Cohen. Montgomery was drafted on a team that's built to win right now, which means he'll have big value immediately
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Derrick Henry photo 45. Derrick Henry RB - TEN (at HOU)
Are the Titans ready to promote Henry to a workhorse role? That's doubtful considering Dion Lewis is still on the roster and they're not paying him close to $5 million this year to sit on the bench and be a cheerleader. Henry deserves more touches, that much is certain, but what happens when the Titans fall behind in a game? Lewis is far-and-away the better pass-catcher, which means Henry will be gamescript-dependent. If you believe the Titans are contenders and will finish with a winning record, that's a vote of confidence for Henry, though it's hard to say that with any confidence. He's the ultimate boom-or-bust running back, which is why he's best-suited as an RB2
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Mark Ingram photo 46. Mark Ingram RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Leaving the nest of the Saints' offense is something Ingram has never had to do, so life may seem a bit more difficult in Baltimore. It's a good thing that they'll be a run-first team with Lamar Jackson under center, but it's also a bad thing around the goal-line, as Jackson is more of a threat to score than Ingram. The Ravens drafted Justice Hill, and still have Kenneth Dixon and Gus Edwards on the roster, so it may be more of a timeshare than some believe, though Ingram should be the leader in the clubhouse. His lack of upside drops him below some of the other options in his range
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Sony Michel photo 47. Sony Michel RB - NE (vs . MIA)
It was a solid rookie year for Michel, who finished as the RB28 despite missing three full games. The issue with expecting a massive jump in production is his lack of usage in the passing game (just seven receptions in 13 games), and the third-round draft pick of Damien Harris, as he's a threat to steal some early-down work. Still, Michel should provide RB2 value as long as he's healthy
11 weeks ago
Tyler Boyd photo 48. Tyler Boyd WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
It's like everyone forgot how good A.J. Green is/was, and now he's dropping down draft boards while Boyd is skyrocketing up them. It's not to say Boyd will return to the waiver wire fodder he was his first two seasons in the league where he scored 15 PPR points just twice in 26 games, but he's not going to return to the player who saw seven or more targets in 9-of-14 games with Green back in the lineup. Do we really believe Andy Dalton can support two consistent top-24 receivers? That's what you're banking on with Boyd, because we know Green will be there if healthy. The only time Dalton has produced two top-30 receivers was in 2014, when Green missed three games, allowing Mohamed Sanu to finish as the WR29. It's not to say it's not possible Boyd takes a leap in the new offense, but he's being drafted at/near his ceiling without a Green injury
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Cooper Kupp photo 49. Cooper Kupp WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
There will be some who are concerned about the after-effects of Kupp's ACL injury, but you shouldn't be one of them. With modern medicine players bounce back from them all the time. Throughout his two years in the NFL, Kupp has posted WR2 or better numbers in 47.8 percent of his games, which is better than the career marks of Jarvis Landry, Brandin Cooks, Keenan Allen, and T.Y. Hilton. He may lack the upside of some, but his consistency is great. He's a solid low-end WR2, but an even better high-end WR3
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Evan Engram photo 50. Evan Engram TE - NYG (vs . PHI)
Remember when Engram finished his rookie season as the No. 5 tight end? Well, he did that because the volume was there. He saw 115 targets that season because of the injuries to Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall. Those guys are both gone, and while Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate remain, those guys aren't going to see the target share of Beckham. Not only did Engram's target-share dip last year, but he also dealt with some injuries, leading him to finish outside the top-10 in his sophomore season. The expectation should be that he'll see 100-plus targets in 2019, which is something only 4-5 tight ends can say
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O.J. Howard photo 51. O.J. Howard TE - TB (vs . ATL)
O.J. Howard's 11.8 yards per target in 2018 ranks as the second-highest mark of all time among tight ends who saw at least 40 targets. His mark of 11.1 yards per target in 2017 would rank fifth all-time, but he just missed the cutoff with 39 targets. His career mark of 11.5 yards per target is the best of all-time (since they started tracking targets). In short, he's a rock-solid presence when healthy, but he needs to stay on the field
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James White photo 52. James White RB - NE (vs . MIA)
How are we devaluing White's role on the Patriots again? With Rob Gronkowski, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Chris Hogan gone, Tom Brady is going to be looking for some familiar faces, and it's not like they've used Sony Michel in the passing game. White should have a similar role to last year, you know, the one that had him wind-up as the RB8 on the season. We're all still probably too low on him
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Deshaun Watson photo 53. Deshaun Watson QB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Despite dealing with a chest injury that hampered his rushing ability in the middle of the season then losing both Will Fuller and Keke Coutee for portions of the season, Watson finished as the QB4, ahead of Andrew Luck. Now bring back a healthy Fuller and Coutee alongside DeAndre Hopkins with a healthy Watson, and you might have yourself a contender for the QB1 in 2019
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Calvin Ridley photo 54. Calvin Ridley WR - ATL (at TB)
It's not often we see a rookie wide receiver make an impact in fantasy football the way Ridley did, especially when there's a stud wideout on the other side of the field like Julio Jones. Despite that, Ridley popped-off for 821 yards and 10 touchdowns, finishing as the WR20. While some would expect him to build on that, the Falcons aren't likely to throw the ball as much as they did in 2018 due to their defensive stars being healthy again. He should offer a bit more consistency, though, and if something were to happen to Jones, he'd immediately be a top-15 play every week
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D.J. Moore photo 55. D.J. Moore WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Moore became a full-time player for the Panthers in Week 8 so we've already seen a glimpse of what he can offer. But how high is his consistency and what players was he comparable to once he did take over that starting job? His teammate Curtis Samuel saw nearly the same target share in those weeks and actually offered more constant production. Moore is the superior player, but he'll also see more top-tier cornerbacks than Samuel will. With Cam Newton's hit-or-miss accuracy, Moore will definitely have some duds thrown in, which is why he's best-suited as a WR3 on your fantasy team
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Allen Robinson photo 56. Allen Robinson WR - CHI (at MIN)
It's tough to know how you should value Robinson as he was coming off a torn ACL in 2018, joining a new team with a new quarterback, and learning a new offense. With that being said, he'll likely be a bit more inconsistent than he was in Jacksonville due to the number of weapons the Bears have available. Between him, Anthony Miller, Taylor Gabriel, Trey Burton, Tarik Cohen, and David Montgomery, you may be stuck with some lackluster weeks, which is not something you want out of your WR2, meaning he's best-suited as a WR3 who'll give you some WR1 performances at times
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Duke Johnson photo 57. Duke Johnson RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
In case you missed it, Johnson was traded to the Texans. You also may have missed the fact that Lamar Miller tore his ACL during their third preseason game. Unless the Texans trade for a running back, Johnson is walking into a 15-plus touch role on one of the league's best offenses. He could post RB2 numbers if they don't add anyone of significance. *UPDATE* The Texans traded for Carlos Hyde, which bodes well for Johnson considering Hyde has been among the least efficient running backs over the last two years.
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Phillip Lindsay photo 58. Phillip Lindsay RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
It's pretty rare to see a running back who finished top 12 his rookie season despite missing a game fall down draft boards the following year, especially when the team didn't add another running back. That's precisely the case with Lindsay, who will share some touches with Royce Freeman, but Lindsay has proven to be much more capable in the pass-game than Freeman, which gives him the nod as the starter. While there is some built-in risk, it's not enough to knock Lindsay out of solid RB2 territory
11 weeks ago
Hunter Henry photo 59. Hunter Henry TE - LAC (at KC)
Prior to tearing his ACL, Henry's career arc was moving in the right direction. His per-target production is through the roof as he's seen 115 targets in his career that have amounted to 81 receptions for 1,057 yards and 12 touchdowns. By comparison, Zach Ertz saw 156 targets in 2018 and finished with 1,163 yards and 8 touchdowns
11 weeks ago
Alshon Jeffery photo 60. Alshon Jeffery WR - PHI (at NYG)
Did you know Jeffery finished as the WR20 in his first season with the Eagles and then finished as the WR26 in 2018 despite missing three full games? He's not an exciting pick, but he's proven production when in the lineup. It surely won't hurt that Carson Wentz should be back and healthy, as he posted better numbers with him than with Nick Foles
11 weeks ago
Tevin Coleman photo 61. Tevin Coleman RB - SF (at SEA)
If anyone outside of Kyle Shanahan tells you what to expect out of the 49ers' backfield, they're lying to you. Don't forget with even less talent on the roster last year, you couldn't figure out if it would be Matt Brieda, Alfred Morris, or Raheem Mostert. We now add Coleman, who had his best years under Shanahan, and Jerick McKinnon, who will be returning from a torn ACL. It's likely to be a timeshare, though there will be valuable weeks among them, and Coleman figures to lead the charge
11 weeks ago
Jarvis Landry photo 62. Jarvis Landry WR - CLE (at CIN)
Despite no Josh Gordon and no Odell Beckham Jr. on the team last year, Landry finished as the WR19 while playing all 16 games and seeing 149 targets. That was the eighth-most targets among receivers and the 27th-most points per game. Not exactly efficient, and Freddie Kitchens actually dialed back his targets when he took over. With Beckham in the mix, look for Landry to move down into the 120-target range, which is still valuable, but he's more of a WR3 than he is a WR2
11 weeks ago
Mike Williams photo 63. Mike Williams WR - LAC (at KC)
There have been just 16 wide receivers who have been able to finish as a top-20 fantasy receiver with less than 100 targets over the last 10 years. Williams just did it with 66 targets, while Tyler Lockett did it with 71 targets in 2018. No other wide receivers can say they did it with less than 79 targets. The exit of Tyrell Williams in free agency means a lot more targets and consistency is in store for Mike Williams in 2019. It's rare to find a wide receiver being drafted outside the top-25 wide receivers with top-10 upside, but Williams has it
11 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler photo 64. Austin Ekeler RB - LAC (at KC)
He's never going to win you a fantasy league, but Ekeler can play a role if you're in a league with a lot of starters. Even with Melvin Gordon healthy, Ekeler touched the ball between 7-14 times from Week 1 to Week 7. It seemed as if the Chargers were okay with Justin Jackson as the primary workhorse if Gordon went down, but knowing Ekeler should total anywhere between 120-200 touches in the Chargers offense carries value
11 weeks ago
Aaron Rodgers photo 65. Aaron Rodgers QB - GB (at DET)
Rodgers finished as the No. 6 quarterback in fantasy last year despite throwing only 25 touchdowns. Did you know that was the first time in his career where he's played more than 10 games and failed to finish as a top-two fantasy quarterback? That track record is rather impossible to beat, even if Patrick Mahomes is coming off the best fantasy season of all-time. Don't reach for a quarterback with all the options available this year, but if Rodgers were to fall to the late-fourth or early-fifth-round, you should absolutely pull the trigger
11 weeks ago
Miles Sanders photo 66. Miles Sanders RB - PHI (at NYG)
There are many who believe Sanders' three-down skillset will make Doug Pederson change his ways, though you shouldn't be so sure about that. During his three years in Philadelphia, there has been just one running back who has topped 42 snaps in a game, and that was Darren Sproles, who is more of a scat-back than a traditional one. They also traded for Jordan Howard, who is likely to steal some goal-line work, as he was really good in that role with the Bears. Sanders is likely to end the year as a top-25 fantasy running back, but it'll likely be a bumpy road, similar to how it was with Jay Ajayi
11 weeks ago
Tarik Cohen photo 67. Tarik Cohen RB - CHI (at MIN)
We all believed Cohen was underused in John Fox's offense, and while he did finish as a top-15 running back in PPR last year, his touches didn't increase all that much under Matt Nagy. He finished the year with 20 more targets and 12 more rush attempts, which definitely helps, but the additions of David Montgomery and Mike Davis aren't going to help him add much to that number so he'll have to remain ultra-efficient. Think of Cohen as a younger James White who may not see as many targets, but will get more carries
11 weeks ago
Melvin Gordon photo 68. Melvin Gordon RB - LAC (at KC)
He's not going to win the rushing title or anything, and it's very unlikely that he finishes as a top-three fantasy running back, but he's about as safe as they come considering he's been a top-eight running back in each of the last three seasons. There were just four running backs who delivered RB2 or better performances in at least 90 percent of their games: Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Gordon. His holdout is starting to get a bit concerning, as we have no solution in sight, making him a risky pick inside the top three rounds.
11 weeks ago
Kenyan Drake photo 69. Kenyan Drake RB - ARI (at LAR)
With a new offense, it is anyone's guess how large of a workload Drake will be given. Frank Gore is out of the equation so perhaps Drake will take over as a true three-down back. That could be fire if Ryan Fitzpatrick wins the starting job, but if it is Rosen, there won't be much upside in the Miami running game. Just recently, it has been Kalen Ballage who is running with the first team so this is a situation to monitor.
15 weeks ago
Robby Anderson photo 70. Robby Anderson WR - NYJ (at BUF)
If you are drafting Anderson because you believe Sam Darnold is going to breakout, you may want to be more prudent. If it is because this receiver corps is horrendous, now that's another story. Anderson is a lock to see 100 targets and commonly notches 14+ yards per catch so he is a strong flex play or even WR3.
13 weeks ago
Dede Westbrook photo 71. Dede Westbrook WR - JAC (vs . IND)
It's quite shocking to see the consensus has Westbrook as a borderline WR3 and that they would take him over Larry Fitzgerald in a redraft format. Do you believe that Nick Foles improves the pass-catchers' stock in Jacksonville? Tough to argue that point. To this point in his career, Westbrook has posted WR2 or better numbers in just 26.1 percent of his games, which is comparable to Kendall Wright's career numbers
16 weeks ago
Derrius Guice photo 72. Derrius Guice RB - WAS (at DAL)
There are a lot of questions surrounding Guice's health right now, as he's said to be doing well in his rehab, but everything the Redskins are doing screams he's not. They re-signed Adrian Peterson to a two-year deal, still have Chris Thompson, and then drafted Bryce Love at the top of the fourth-round. He's someone who can move up draft boards if we're able to see him in the preseason, but this backfield is starting to look like a messy timeshare.
12 weeks ago
Latavius Murray photo 73. Latavius Murray RB - NO (at CAR)
If Murray lands in the Mark Ingram role, everyone is too low on him, as he'll offer RB2 numbers more often than not. It's hard to imagine that someone just walks in and fills Ingram's shoes, but the Saints didn't waste any time locking Murray up in free agency, so they clearly viewed him as someone who could do it. You might want to expect a slight bump in touches for Alvin Kamara, while Murray gets slightly less than Ingram did. He's going to be a bit touchdown-dependent, but he's able to fill the RB3 slot on your fantasy team
11 weeks ago
Baker Mayfield photo 74. Baker Mayfield QB - CLE (at CIN)
Mayfield was thrown into a tough situation last year but pulled through better than most expected. Once the Browns got rid of Hue Jackson, Mayfield completed 68.4 percent of his passes and averaged 281.8 yards, 2.4 touchdowns, and 1.0 interception per game. The Browns added Odell Beckham this offseason, which definitely won't hurt. The reason to remain a bit wary of Mayfield taking the leap into elite territory is due to the defense getting much better and them running the ball a bit more to eat clock. He should present a high-floor for a middling QB1, however
11 weeks ago
Christian Kirk photo 75. Christian Kirk WR - ARI (at LAR)
On a team with not much fantasy appeal, Kirk made a splash his rookie year, totaling 590 yards and three touchdowns on just 68 targets. Under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury, the Cardinals are going to be four-wide a lot, which will allow Kirk to get more time in the slot, opposite Larry Fitzgerald, which is where most thought he'd wind up. If Kyler Murray lives up to the hype, Kirk just might be a fantasy starter, and has the chance to overtake Fitzgerald as the top option on the Cardinals
16 weeks ago
A.J. Green photo 76. A.J. Green WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Most don't realize that A.J. Green is still an elite wide receiver. The reason he's not going anywhere near the elite receivers this year is due to his injury-plagued history. This decade, there are only four wide receivers who have posted WR2 or better numbers in a higher percentage of games than Green. Those players are Odell Beckham Jr., Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, and Michael Thomas. The difference? You can't get those guys in the third-round. If he stays healthy, he can help you win a fantasy championship. The issue is that he's already suffered an injury and is now expected to miss 1-3 weeks to start the season. It's torn ligaments in his ankle, which can definitely affect performance when he's on the field. He's no longer a safe pick.
11 weeks ago
Matt Ryan photo 77. Matt Ryan QB - ATL (at TB)
Let's be clear -- Ryan isn't going to throw the ball 608 times again in 2019. That happened last year due to the insane amount of injuries to their defensive starters, as well as the injuries to both Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Still, Ryan has proved to be a reliable fantasy quarterback who may not provide the highest weekly upside, but he offers more stability than most. He's been a top-12 type performer in 27-of-48 games the last three years, so he's still not someone you should reach for
11 weeks ago
Matt Breida photo 78. Matt Breida RB - SF (at SEA)
Now that McKinnon is out and potentially headed to the IR, let's not forget how efficient Breida was when he was healthy, nor that he is the fastest ball carrier in the NFL. There is risk here, but also upside for a shocking breakout campaign if he can end up getting consistent touches in Shanahan's offense.
13 weeks ago
Curtis Samuel photo 79. Curtis Samuel WR - CAR (vs . NO)
His teammate D.J. Moore is the favorite among the fantasy community, but Samuel actually performed better than him last year. Despite playing in just 12 games, Samuel hit WR2-type numbers in four games, while Moore hit that mark just three times while playing all 16 games. He may not have the consistent floor that Moore does, but he can help fill a few bye weeks if needed
16 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins photo 80. Sammy Watkins WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Here's your risk/reward player in the Round 4-5 range, as Watkins presents solid WR3 marks with Tyreek Hill in the lineup, but presents top-12 upside if Hill were to be suspended and/or miss time. Watkins also comes with health risks, as his foot injury acted up again in 2018, meaning this is a chronic injury that can resurface at any point. You know the risk, but you also know the potential reward. If drafting him, surround him with a few safer players on your roster
11 weeks ago
Jared Cook photo 81. Jared Cook TE - NO (at CAR)
Recency bias is real with Cook, who has been a disappointment throughout his fantasy career. Sure, he's going to play with Drew Brees in New Orleans, but don't forget that he played with Aaron Rodgers just a few short years ago. Did you know that 2018 was the first time he scored more than five touchdowns in a season? Or how about that it was his first time topping 54 receptions or 759 yards? Over the last three years there hasn't been a running back/tight end duo who's topped 195 targets on the same team (the highest duo on the Saints has been just 151). Over the last two years, Kamara has totaled at least 100 targets, which tells you that Cook's ceiling is extremely limited
16 weeks ago
Corey Davis photo 82. Corey Davis WR - TEN (at HOU)
It's been a brutal start to Davis' career as someone who was supposed to be in the conversation of top-15 receivers entering year three of his career. Instead, many are wondering whether he'll be able to deliver top-30 numbers now that they drafted A.J. Brown and spent some serious money on Adam Humphries. It was tough for Marcus Mariota to support a consistent wide receiver with the talent they had and it's unlikely that this makes it easier on the talented Davis who was a WR3 or better in just 37.5 percent of his games last year
11 weeks ago
LeSean McCoy photo 83. LeSean McCoy RB - KC (vs . LAC)
McCoy is no longer a member of the Bills, as they released him. McCoy was picked up the same day by the Chiefs, as he's played for Andy Reid before. While it seems like Damien Williams is still the starter, McCoy will be nipping at his heels. There's a short leash for every running back in Kansas City, as Reid won't hesitate to go to the next man up.
10 weeks ago
Sterling Shepard photo 84. Sterling Shepard WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
There are many excited for Shepard's potential with Odell Beckham Jr. off to Cleveland. While his target potential has definitely improved, his role must now change, especially with Golden Tate being signed to seemingly take over the slot role that Shepard has occupied for the last few seasons. When playing on the perimeter, Shepard has seen 62 targets over the last two years and hasn't scored a touchdown. If you're drafting him, it's due to his increase in volume, because his efficiency will take a hit. You also need to know that he suffered a broken thumb during the first few days of training camp and is unlikely to play at all in the preseason. They're expecting him to be ready for Week 1, but it's something to monitor.
11 weeks ago
Will Fuller photo 85. Will Fuller WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Fuller will be coming off an ACL tear in 2019, though that's not as daunting as it once was. During his career he's been a different player with/without Deshaun Watson, as he's averaged 4.1 receptions for 71.1 yards and 1.0 touchdowns per game with Watson, compared to just 3.1 receptions for 38.7 yards, and 0.1 touchdowns per game without him. The addition of Keke Coutee is going to eat into his target share, but Fuller was always somewhat of a big-play threat who needed to get it done on limited targets. That won't change in 2019
11 weeks ago
Carson Wentz photo 86. Carson Wentz QB - PHI (at NYG)
In the 11 weeks Wentz was healthy last season, he was the QB15 thanks to a greatly diminished TD-rate (as expected). With that said, he was even more efficient than his 2017 MVP campaign so there is more upside. The concern, of course, is that Wentz is still not healed from the back injury that kept him out at the end of the season so be sure to monitor that as your fantasy draft draws near.
12 weeks ago
Rashaad Penny photo 87. Rashaad Penny RB - SEA (vs . SF)
It wasn't the rookie season that many expected of Penny, who was drafted in the first-round by the Seahawks, but 2019 is looking up. Not only did the Seahawks let Mike Davis walk in free agency (he received 146 touches last year), but Chris Carson had some work done on his knee. The Seahawks are clearly a run-first team, meaning it's possible we see both Carson and Penny fantasy relevant. Worst case scenario, you have what might be the best handcuff in football
11 weeks ago
Cam Newton photo 88. Cam Newton QB - CAR (vs . NO)
Cam is expected back for Week 1 despite the foot strain. He was quite good before the issue last season so he may be undervalued at this point. His legs, and especially in the end zone, make him a lock to be a top 10 performer while he is on the field, and perhaps as high as top 3 as we've seen from Cam numerous times.
12 weeks ago
Vance McDonald photo 89. Vance McDonald TE - PIT (at BAL)
With Antonio Brown and Jesse James out of town, there are over 200 targets up for grabs in the Steelers offense, though they're not likely to throw the ball as much in 2019. Still, McDonald was given a vote of confidence when the Steelers didn't draft a tight end in the first four rounds of what was considered a deep tight end class. Not much slides past me, but did you know McDonald saw 73 targets in 2018? That ranked 12th among tight ends and he finished as the No. 10 fantasy tight end. If McDonald stays on the field, he's absolutely locked-in for 90-plus targets and a top-eight finish in 2019
11 weeks ago
Marvin Jones photo 90. Marvin Jones WR - DET (vs . GB)
It's surprising to see Jones fall as far as he is in drafts this year, as he was a solid presence in fantasy lineups when healthy last year. He posted WR2 or better numbers 33.3 percent of the time, which ranked 30th among receivers, and a lot of the games he played was with Golden Tate on the field. When you have a wide receiver post at least 54 yards in 7-of-9 games, he's worth WR3 consideration
16 weeks ago
Royce Freeman photo 91. Royce Freeman RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
There are many who've written off Freeman as just a backup, while others are expecting his talent to shine through and earn a bigger role under the new coaching staff. The issue is that Phillip Lindsay is a better pass-catcher, which means he isn't going away. Still, Freeman will have a role in the offense, even if it's in a timeshare. He can deliver low-end flex numbers with RB2 upside if something were to happen to Lindsay
16 weeks ago
Devin Singletary photo 92. Devin Singletary RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
With the Bills cutting LeSean McCoy, you might be tempted to take Singletary much higher than you previously were, but he is unlikely to be a three-down back with both Frank Gore and TJ Yeldon still there. And even if he was, this is not an offense you likely want a piece of.
11 weeks ago
Dante Pettis photo 93. Dante Pettis WR - SF (at SEA)
He didn't start for the 49ers right away, which was somewhat puzzling, but when Pettis got onto the field, he flashed a bit. It was Week 10 when Pettis turned into a full-time player, and from then until Week 16, he was the No. 20 wide receiver in fantasy, with Nick Mullens as his quarterback. The 49ers did add Deebo Samuel in the draft, but as we saw with Pettis, there's no guarantee he'll be a starter right away. Even if so, Jimmy Garoppolo returning to the lineup should only help his consistency in fantasy lineups
16 weeks ago
Larry Fitzgerald photo 94. Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARI (at LAR)
Fitzgerald is just one year removed from posting top 10 fantasy wide receiver numbers and while that is no longer a possibility, he seems like a lock to end up in the top 40 again, thanks in part to a new up-tempo offense.
16 weeks ago
Russell Wilson photo 95. Russell Wilson QB - SEA (vs . SF)
The change in offense really hurt Wilson's potential in 2018 and you have to wonder if it'll be the same in 2019. After seeing his pass attempts rise every year in the league, Wilson saw them dip down to just 427 of them in 2018. Losing Doug Baldwin surely won't help, though the addition of D.K. Metcalf won't hurt. Wilson is likely a lock to finish top-10 at his position, but his upside has diminished greatly
16 weeks ago
David Njoku photo 96. David Njoku TE - CLE (at CIN)
It's hard looking on the bright side if you're a Njoku supporter, as he had the opportunity of a lifetime last year when Josh Gordon was traded. It allowed him to see many more targets in the offense with Baker Mayfield, though it didn't turn into what many had hoped. He ranked seventh in targets (89), but ninth in fantasy scoring. The addition of Odell Beckham surely isn't going to help him add to that target total, so he'll need to get more efficient in order to take the next step
11 weeks ago
Josh Gordon photo 97. Josh Gordon WR - SEA (vs . SF)
He's back... The NFL decided that the few games he missed at the end of last season was enough of a suspension, and that Gordon will be active Week 1. With the lack of receiving options in New England, Gordon is likely to walk into a 6-8 target role, giving him low-end WR2/high-end WR3 probability, though we all know he can disappear at any minute, adding plenty of risk to selecting him in that range.
11 weeks ago
Jared Goff photo 98. Jared Goff QB - LAR (vs . ARI)
There's some who believe Goff will struggle with Todd Gurley moving into more of a timeshare role, but that's unlikely to be the case. Those who say that will point to last year's finish, but Goff struggled prior to Gurley leaving the lineup, as he was in some sort of funk after their bye week (likely due to Cooper Kupp missing). Still, under Sean McVay, Goff has been a top-12 type performer in 14-of-31 games (45.2 percent), which may not sound like much, but it would rank 11th among quarterbacks the last two years. He's a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 who might see an increase in pass attempts this year
16 weeks ago
Dion Lewis photo 99. Dion Lewis RB - TEN (at HOU)
With the display Derrick Henry put on at the end of the season, there is no chance Lewis leads the Titans' backfield this year unless Henry's injury is a bigger deal that it currently appears. That isn't to say Lewis won't have games where he splashes but predicting which week it will be is a difficult task so he should merely be thought of as a handcuff.
15 weeks ago
Jameis Winston photo 100. Jameis Winston QB - TB (vs . ATL)
With Fitzpatrick gone, Winston is no longer at risk of surrendering games to the backup. He may not be great in real life, but from a fantasy standpoint, this gunslinger piles up the points. In fact, he and Ryan Fitzpatrick last year combined for the 2nd most fantasy points in football. With one of the top receiving corps in football, Winston could potentially eclipse 4,800 yards with the touchdowns to put him in the top 3.
13 weeks ago
Drew Brees photo 101. Drew Brees QB - NO (at CAR)
The Saints aren't going to be the crazy pass-heavy offense they were in years past, but that doesn't mean Brees isn't usable in fantasy. After lacking upside in 2017 when he failed to post more than 22 fantasy points, he bounced back in 2018 and had six such games. The defense might hold him back from being an elite fantasy option, but he's a very safe low-end QB1 with a relatively high floor
16 weeks ago
Austin Hooper photo 102. Austin Hooper TE - ATL (at TB)
It may not have been as consistent as we would all have liked, but Hooper ended up as the #7 fantasy tight end in 2018 thanks to a few huge performances. If you can't land any of the top six tight ends in your draft, Hooper's ADP makes him a top late-round target.
12 weeks ago
Jordan Howard photo 103. Jordan Howard RB - PHI (at NYG)
If you've been hibernating since the end of the football season, you may have missed Howard being traded to the Eagles for a measly sixth-round pick. While some saw this as a value, Howard is an afterthought now that the Eagles spent a second-round pick on Miles Sanders, the more complete running back. Doug Pederson has allowed one running back to play more than 42 snaps in a game during his three years in Philadelphia: Darren Sproles, a do-it-all running back. Howard topped that number five times while with the Bears in 2018 alone with absolutely zero competition for the early-down role. He's more likely to be on waiver wires than he is returning to stud status
16 weeks ago
Emmanuel Sanders photo 104. Emmanuel Sanders WR - SF (at SEA)
It is extremely difficult, if not impossible to return to form following an achillies injury. Sanders has tons of upside if he can break the trend, however, as he was a top 10 wide receiver deep into last season and now has what may be an upgrade at the quarterback position.
14 weeks ago
Geronimo Allison photo 105. Geronimo Allison WR - GB (at DET)
The more we hear about the Packers receiver corps, the more it seems like Allison will be starting opposite Davante Adams. Many have already forgotten that Allison was the No. 26 wide receiver in fantasy for the first quarter of the season before suffering a season-ending injury. If Allison is the clear-cut starter, he belongs in the WR3/4 conversation
16 weeks ago
Kalen Ballage photo 106. Kalen Ballage RB - MIA (at NE)
Ballage is currently running with the first team in Miami's offense under the new Head Coach. He may end up like Chris Carson and flat out win the starting job, but it still seems more than likely that Drake will end up with the lion's share of the running back touches.
15 weeks ago
Courtland Sutton photo 107. Courtland Sutton WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
Despite starting for much of the season and finishing with 84 targets, Sutton failed to capitalize on them in his rookie season. He finished with just over 700 yards, which isn't horrible, but he now has a quarterback (Joe Flacco) who hasn't supported consistency out of wide receivers his entire career. On top of that, the Broncos moved to a defense-first head coach who'll want to run the ball a bit more often. It's tough to see Sutton overcoming some of these obstacles and breaking out in 2019
16 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson photo 108. Lamar Jackson QB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Did you know that Jackson set the record for most rushing attempts by a quarterback in one season despite not taking the starting job until Week 11? That's going to provide a fantasy floor that you cannot find late in drafts. If you miss out on one of the high-tier quarterbacks you were aiming for, Jackson can help provide a stable floor while your stud running backs and wide receivers take care of the rest (because you took them instead of a quarterback in the higher rounds). From Week 11 forward, Jackson was the QB8 in fantasy, right in between Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson. If he develops more as a passer, his ceiling only gets higher
16 weeks ago
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 109. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - GB (at DET)
Despite seeing just five targets in the first four games of the season, Valdes-Scantling finished his rookie season with a solid 581 yards and two touchdowns. He moved into the slot role when Randall Cobb was out of the lineup, which gives him a leg-up on the competition, as Geronimo Allison is likely starting on the perimeter, which means Equanimeous St. Brown would be the odd man out from last year. If Valdes-Scantling can earn more of Aaron Rodgers' trust, he could vault up into the WR3/4 conversation
16 weeks ago
Darrell Henderson photo 110. Darrell Henderson RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Are there concerns with Todd Gurley? Yes, but let's not pretend he's no longer on the team. Henderson takes the place of John Kelly, who was drafted last year to fill this role. Some have suggested the Rams love Henderson, but a third-round pick doesn't scream "love him." Whatever the case, Henderson would likely share backup duties with Malcolm Brown should something cause Gurley to miss time. Henderson does offer much more upside than Brown as the superior pass-catcher
16 weeks ago
Kyler Murray photo 111. Kyler Murray QB - ARI (at LAR)
Murray has some big questions to be answered on whether he'll be in the league for a long time, but fortunately, as a fantasy player, you don't have to worry about it in 2019. He'll be the starter as long as he's healthy and with Kliff Kingsbury wanting to run 70-plus plays per game, it'll create plenty of fantasy points. The disparity in fantasy points per dropback isn't that large, so the more often he does it, the better, especially knowing he can rush for 500-plus yards. If Murray can stay on the field for all 16 games, he should be locked-in as a top-12 quarterback
16 weeks ago
Delanie Walker photo 112. Delanie Walker TE - TEN (at HOU)
After missing all of the 2018 season, Walker returns to what looks like a full house of pass-catchers. He'll now compete with Corey Davis, A.J. Brown, and Adam Humphries for targets from Marcus Mariota, who really struggled in Walker's absence. While we look for reasons to fade Walker, he just might be the one Mariota looks back to in order to regain some confidence. He's not going to finish as a top-five tight end anymore, but top-12 is well within reach
16 weeks ago
Peyton Barber photo 113. Peyton Barber RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Barber may be boring and might not be your first choice to start for the Bucs, but it is entirely possible he leads this high-powered offense in carries once again and if he does, it should end up much better than last season because Bruce Arians is magic for running backs.
11 weeks ago
Ben Roethlisberger photo 114. Ben Roethlisberger QB - PIT (at BAL)
Losing Antonio Brown won't do Roethlisberger any favors and it's not as if he was a lock to finish top-10 before then. In fact, Roethlisberger has finished inside the top 10 quarterbacks just four times in his 15-year career. You thought he had ups and downs before? He's not worth the headache and we're surprised many experts are willing to invest a top-12 quarterback selection on him
16 weeks ago
Dak Prescott photo 115. Dak Prescott QB - DAL (vs . WAS)
If you were to tell someone that Prescott has had a nearly identical fantasy career as Drew Brees, what do you think they'd say? While it's just a three-year sample size, Prescott has posted top-five type numbers in 22.9 percent of his games, while Brees is at 23.9 percent for his career. How about just top-12 type numbers? Prescott 47.9 percent, Brees at 48.9 percent. Don't devalue Prescott in fantasy, as he's a perfectly fine starter in 12-team leagues, particularly if you're stacked everywhere else
16 weeks ago
Michael Gallup photo 116. Michael Gallup WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Does everyone realize Gallup actually saw a lot more targets with Amari Cooper in the lineup? He went from 22 targets in the first seven games (3.1 per game) without Cooper, to 46 targets in the final nine games (5.1 per game) with Cooper, and that includes a zero-target game. He was a rookie last year, so it was only natural for his role to grow, and he did that despite Cooper coming there. He's probably going to be on a lot of sleeper lists come August
16 weeks ago
Tyrell Williams photo 117. Tyrell Williams WR - OAK (at DEN)
The season in which Williams broke out was when Keenan Allen got injured, while playing with Philip Rivers. Now he'll go to play behind Antonio Brown with Derek Carr at quarterback. Tying yourself to the No. 2 option under Derek Carr doesn't seem smart when he hasn't supported a consistent No. 1 option to this point in his career
16 weeks ago
Anthony Miller photo 118. Anthony Miller WR - CHI (at MIN)
It was a somewhat rough year for Miller in 2018, as most don't realize he had a Jones fracture in his foot prior to the NFL Draft, which was why he didn't participate in the Combine. He then went on to play through a separated shoulder his rookie season, yet proceeded to score seven touchdowns on just 54 targets. Miller seemingly has a knack for the end zone, as he scored 33 touchdowns in his final 26 games at Memphis. He did have shoulder surgery this offseason, but he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Knowing how well he played through injuries, you must wonder what he can do when healthy while playing the slot in Matt Nagy's offense
16 weeks ago
Nyheim Hines photo 119. Nyheim Hines RB - IND (at JAC)
We already saw the role Hines will have on the Colts, as he's not the lead back but rather the passing-down back. He tallied 85 carries and 81 targets last year, which is more than enough volume in that high-scoring offense to be fantasy relevant. The Colts have said they want Marlon Mack to carry most of the workload, but think of Hines like the Duke Johnson of their offense. He should offer RB4 numbers regularly in PPR formats, though he doesn't offer much upside, even if Mack were to miss time, as they'd share the workload between him, Spencer Ware, and Jordan Wilkins
16 weeks ago
Jamison Crowder photo 120. Jamison Crowder WR - NYJ (at BUF)
When Crowder signed with the Jets early in free agency, we're not sure why more people didn't like it. Remember when Quincy Enunwa played in the slot prior to Jermaine Kearse returning to the lineup? Enunwa totaled 37 targets over the first four weeks. Then Kearse took over and proceeded to get 48 targets over the next six weeks. The point is that Sam Darnold does like his slot receiver and the Jets signed Crowder very early in free agency, highlighting the need. He's just not a sexy pick, which is why the consensus is lower on him
16 weeks ago
DeSean Jackson photo 121. DeSean Jackson WR - PHI (at NYG)
Jackson returns to Philadelphia, though this time he's got a much better supporting cast. Between Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz, he won't be asked to be the focal point of the offense, but rather a game-changer in how a defense has to approach them. He still has the speed to beat cornerbacks down the field, as evidenced by his 18.9 yards per catch in 2018. Just don't draft him and expect WR2 numbers or anything. He'll be a splash player in the Eagles offense
16 weeks ago
Justice Hill photo 122. Justice Hill RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
The Ravens clearly wanted to revamp their run-game this offseason, bringing in Mark Ingram in free agency, then drafting the versatile Hill. His game is comparable to Reggie Bush, which is great for the timeshare role he's slated for. Despite weighing in at just 200 pounds, Hill is able to handle a large workload, too, as he tallied 632 carries and 49 receptions in just three years at Oklahoma State. He'll likely start in the passing-down role and can earn more touches as the year goes on
16 weeks ago
Donte Moncrief photo 123. Donte Moncrief WR - CAR (vs . NO)
It sounds as though Moncrief will be the number two receiver for Pittsburg ahead of James Washington but it is by no means a guarantee. If he does play 80% of the snaps, we could be looking at one of the top breakouts of the season.
13 weeks ago
John Brown photo 124. John Brown WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Prior to Lamar Jackson taking over and throwing far less, Brown was once again a dynamic fantasy receiver. His only issue has been staying on the field. This isn't a strong passing game by any means, but he should be the #1 once again.
14 weeks ago
Justin Jackson photo 125. Justin Jackson RB - LAC (at KC)
If Melvin Gordon is on the field, Jackson will have zero value outside of a darkhorse handcuff. He can be quickly released if that scenario plays out. With that said, the Gordon holdout threat is legitimate and if it happens, Jackson may overtake Ekeler as the primary back and could be a superstar in this offense if given the opportunity.
14 weeks ago
Philip Rivers photo 126. Philip Rivers QB - LAC (at KC)
Here's the example of a player who's top-five at his position in real-life, but not when it comes to fantasy. You've probably heard it a million times - Rivers has been a top-14 quarterback in 11-of-13 seasons, so you're drafting him at his floor if he's being taken as the QB14. Well, no. Rivers is a very consistent quarterback, but he's not going to help lead your team to a championship. There was just one game in 2018 where he totaled more than 24 fantasy points, and it's because his defense has continually gotten better. He also doesn't offer anything rushing, so unless his defense takes a step back in 2019, he's not going to have much of a chance to deliver much better numbers in 2019
16 weeks ago
Jaylen Samuels photo 127. Jaylen Samuels RB - PIT (at BAL)
The Steelers have talked about sharing the workload in the backfield, and they reinforced that when they drafted Benny Snell in the fourth-round of the NFL Draft. Samuels was never meant to be a 20-plus touch back, but he's likely going to be involved much more, even when James Conner is healthy. The issue is that Snell is a threat to his upside and would likely be the primary back if Conner were to go down with an injury. Because of that, Samuels may be locked into a Chris Thompson/Giovani Bernard type role, which doesn't do much for your fantasy team. Unless we hear he's the primary backup, he's not someone you should roster
16 weeks ago
Keke Coutee photo 128. Keke Coutee WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Coutee is a little banged up but shouldn't miss much time at all. The general public seems to be viewing Coutee as the distant number three weapon in this Texans' receiving corps, but with Will Fuller just 9 months removed from a torn ACL and DeAndre Hopkins on the PUP, Coutee may be in for a much larger target share than everyone realizes. Plus, Coutee actually had more targets than even Hopkins when the two shared the field together.
13 weeks ago
Golden Tate photo 129. Golden Tate WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Going into last year, Tate had 90+ receptions in four straight seasons. He was actually on track to do it again to go with 1,200+ yards up until the trade, at which point he became an afterthought in an offense where he wasn't familiar with the playbook Don't be surprised when he returns to the norm from the moment he returns from his suspension since Beckham vacated so many targets.
15 weeks ago
Mitch Trubisky photo 130. Mitch Trubisky QB - CHI (at MIN)
He missed two full games last year, had an entirely new offense to learn, and had all new pass-catchers. Seriously, not one was the same. Despite that, he finished as the QB15 on the season (No. 11 in points per game). It'll be his second year in Matt Nagy's offense and he didn't lose anyone. If you don't realize he has upside similar to Cam Newton, you're missing something. He rushed for at least 43 yards on five separate occasions. Most don't realize that despite playing in the same number of games and throwing 52 fewer passes, Trubisky outscored Baker Mayfield by 23.0 fantasy points in 2018.
14 weeks ago
Tom Brady photo 131. Tom Brady QB - NE (vs . MIA)
What happens to the No. 17 fantasy quarterback when you take away the best tight end of all-time? It's not likely to make him any better. The Patriots have added another running back to the stable, which hints that they'll try to pound the ball a bit more. Yes, they added N'Keal Harry in the first-round, but rookie receivers tend to take time to develop. Brady is one of the greatest of all-time, but he shouldn't be someone you're drafting to your fantasy team
16 weeks ago
Eric Ebron photo 132. Eric Ebron TE - IND (at JAC)
You don't need us to tell you that Ebron's going to come back down to earth in 2019, right? Let's say you're optimistic and aren't worried about the additions of Devin Funchess and Parris Campbell, or the return of Jack Doyle. He scored 14 touchdowns in 2018, which ranks as the third-most all-time by a tight end. His targets (110), however, ranked 13th all-time, and his yardage (750) ranked 132nd all-time. Regression was coming, and that's before Andrew Luck announced his retirement. He's just a streaming option with Jacoby Brissett under center.
11 weeks ago
Adrian Peterson photo 133. Adrian Peterson RB - WAS (at DAL)
With the recent news coming out about Derrius Guice dealing with a setback, it seems likely that Washington will run AP into the ground, at least until Guice returns at full strength. That, of course, doesn't mean AP will be efficient or score touchdowns for this lousy offense, but touches do lead to fantasy scoring so don't be ashamed if he is your RB3 entering the season.
12 weeks ago
James Washington photo 134. James Washington WR - PIT (at BAL)
His rookie season didn't produce big stats for Washington despite him starting for a portion of the season, but that hasn't stopped his quarterback and head coach from talking him up. The way Ben Roethlisberger talks about Washington is the same way Aaron Rodgers talked about Davante Adams after a bad rookie campaign, saying he sees the player in practice, but they just need to translate it to the game. With Antonio Brown gone, you're going to see Washington get his shot in 2019
16 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins photo 135. Kirk Cousins QB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Despite him finishing as the No. 12 quarterback last year in what was a disastrous offensive season, it shows the floor Cousins should provide in fantasy. While the Vikings have said they'd like to run the ball more often, their offensive line isn't built to run the ball 30 times per game. Cousins has Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen at his disposal with a year of chemistry between them. He's not someone you want to start every week, but he offers streaming potential when in games against high-scoring opponents
16 weeks ago
Ronald Jones II photo 136. Ronald Jones II RB - TB (vs . ATL)
The Bucs told us all we needed to know in the draft and free agency - they don't feel like they need to add another running back. No one is suggesting they're confident Jones will tear the league up, but you should be confident that he's the starter in Bruce Arians' offense, which has historically netted great results. Peyton Barber isn't the long-term answer, so look for them to find out if Jones is, which requires more than the 30 touches he got as a rookie
16 weeks ago
Mark Andrews photo 137. Mark Andrews TE - BAL (vs . PIT)
The Ravens have what seems like 100 tight ends but among them, Andrews is the best bet to produce. He has a chance to be the breakout player of the year at the position if Lamar Jackson is trusted to pass more, but that ceiling only makes him waiver wire speed dial worthy instead of draftable.
14 weeks ago
Chris Thompson photo 138. Chris Thompson RB - WAS (at DAL)
Thompson doesn't come with much upside since he will never be anything more than a third-down back and because Washington's offense is dreadful but he is among the best pass-catching backs you'll find and he still has big-play ability.
14 weeks ago
Josh Allen photo 139. Josh Allen QB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
You know those analysts out there who have Allen ranked as a top-10 quarterback in 2019? Yeah, it's not because you'll be able to start him every week. No, it's because when he has big weeks, they're really big. He posted top-18-type numbers in just 50 percent of his games last year. Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco, and Nick Foles were better. However, Allen posted 26 or more points (boom) in 33.3 percent of his games, which ranked as the fourth-best number in football. Draft him in best-ball but stay away in redraft
16 weeks ago
Carlos Hyde photo 140. Carlos Hyde RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
The Chiefs traded Hyde to the Texans on August 31st, which wasn't all that surprising considering they were likely to cut him. The Texans obviously felt the need to add a workhorse type back alongside Duke Johnson, so Hyde is likely to have a role of 10-12 touches per week, though most will be carries. He's nothing more than a mediocre RB4 in fantasy drafts.
11 weeks ago
Albert Wilson photo 141. Albert Wilson WR - MIA (at NE)
He only played seven games last year, but his 16-game pace in them was 894 yards and 9 touchdowns. Maybe he was being underutilized in Kansas City? The issue with relying on that production in 2019 is due to the new coaching staff, as they'll install a new offense, which will put him in a new role. It's hard to figure out exactly what the roles of the wide receivers are in that offense, but Wilson showed the team what he's capable of in 2018
16 weeks ago
Ito Smith photo 142. Ito Smith RB - ATL (at TB)
After an impressive rookie campaign where he played more than expected, Smith will look to build on his 117-touch, 467-yard rookie season. He'll play alongside Devonta Freeman who's dealt with some injuries as of late and is now 27 years old. The Falcons may choose to employ a timeshare, but it's likely it's a 70/30 split between the two. Smith would offer weekly RB2 potential if Freeman were to miss any time, making him a valuable handcuff who has some standalone value even without injury
16 weeks ago
Mohamed Sanu photo 143. Mohamed Sanu WR - NE (vs . MIA)
When looking for a spot-starter who you know will give you a solid floor, look no further than the underrated Sanu. Since joining the Falcons, he's delivered WR3 or better numbers in 50 percent of his games. That's over three years. Do you know how many receivers were able to do that in 2018 alone? Just 32 of them. He's not going to finish as a top-20 wide receiver or anything, but he's a stable producer who is essentially free
16 weeks ago
Jimmy Garoppolo photo 144. Jimmy Garoppolo QB - SF (at SEA)
Did you guys watch Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard produce half-decent fantasy numbers last year? Between them two, they posted 198.5 fantasy points over the 13 games that Garoppolo didn't play. Over the course of a full season, that would have amounted to the No. 16 quarterback. That was with Marquise Goodwin missing in action much of the time, with Pierre Garcon out for the year, and with Dante Pettis not getting on the field in a full-time role until the end of the season. Not only will Pettis be a full-time receiver, but the 49ers also drafted Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd inside the top three rounds. The running backs on the roster are all better pass-catchers than they are ball-carriers, which again favors Garoppolo
16 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard photo 145. Giovani Bernard RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
He's on the final year of his deal with the Bengals, so it makes sense they'd draft a running back. But two of them? Trayveon Williams is likely his replacement next year, while Rodney Anderson presents workhorse ability when healthy. This is looking like an ugly mix behind Joe Mixon in 2019, meaning you should just let someone else take Bernard in your drafts
16 weeks ago
Trey Burton photo 146. Trey Burton TE - CHI (at MIN)
It was supposed to be a breakout season for Burton in 2018 under Matt Nagy, but instead, it was a mediocre season. While he did finish as the No. 7 tight end, anyone who owned him can tell you it was frustrating. He played all 16 games, but he was hampered by some injuries at the end of the year. While year two could bring more consistency, we should have both Anthony Miller and Allen Robinson nearing full health, as they dealt with injuries as well in 2018. Burton isn't going to turn into Travis Kelce despite playing in the same offense, but he's still likely going to finish as a top-10 tight end at year's end
16 weeks ago
D.K. Metcalf photo 147. D.K. Metcalf WR - SEA (vs . SF)
You've likely heard of the big 6-foot-3, 227-pound wide receiver who ran a 4.3-second 40-yard dash by now. He comes into the NFL a bit raw in his route tree and will take some time to develop, but one thing we know about him is that he can beat anyone deep in one-on-one coverage. Russell Wilson can chuck the ball downfield with precision, too. It's not to say Metcalf will be consistent in his rookie year, but there's going to be some games you wish he was in your starting lineup. He needed a knee scope towards the end of training camp, putting his Week 1 status in doubt, though they're saying it was nothing major.
12 weeks ago
DaeSean Hamilton photo 148. DaeSean Hamilton WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
There are some expecting a breakout season from Hamilton after he posted four straight 40-plus yard games with two touchdowns in the final month of the season, but you should have some doubts. Not only is Courtland Sutton the No. 1 option on the team, but they also brought in Noah Fant, a possession-style tight end, in the first-round of the draft. On top of that, Joe Flacco has never really supported a consistent wide receiver in fantasy for more than spurts. Hamilton is talented, but it's likely the wrong situation to expect a breakout
16 weeks ago
Sam Darnold photo 149. Sam Darnold QB - NYJ (at BUF)
If there's one thing Darnold has going for him in 2019, it's that he's not going to be benched. Duh, right? Well, that's important for those playing in 2QB leagues, as there are other quarterbacks in his territory who have a chance of getting benched. He was hot and cold throughout his rookie season, though it helps they brought in Le'Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder as pass-catching options. The downside, however, is that Adam Gase is his head coach, who traditionally runs minimal plays for his offense
16 weeks ago
Damien Harris photo 150. Damien Harris RB - NE (vs . MIA)
We're not advocating Harris as a starting running back in the Patriots offense, but rather saying that, at the very least, he's one of the best handcuffs in all of football. His price doesn't reflect that. In fact, the Patriots taking him in the third-round when they're clearly in win-now mode says a lot, so don't be surprised if he has a role even if Sony Michel is ahead of him on the depth chart
16 weeks ago
Kyle Rudolph photo 151. Kyle Rudolph TE - MIN (vs . CHI)
After getting his contract extension to stay with the Vikings, it should be expected for him to remain the starter while they bring rookie Irv Smith Jr. along slowly. Rudolph may have shown up as the No. 8 fantasy tight end at year's end, but he produced top-12 type numbers in just 31.3 percent of his games, while scoring less than 7.0 PPR points in 43.8 percent of his games. With the Vikings talking about a more run-heavy approach in 2019, Rudolph's numbers will suffer even more
16 weeks ago
Adam Humphries photo 152. Adam Humphries WR - TEN (at HOU)
Humphries was tremendous at the close of the season for Tampa, and while New England may have been a better landing spot, he falls into a nice spot in Tennessee too where there is limited competition for targets. He makes for a solid WR5 with bye week appeal.
14 weeks ago
Kenny Stills photo 153. Kenny Stills WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Going to the Texans right before the start of Week 1 will have some wondering whether Stills is worth rostering, but my take is that unless Will Fuller or Keke Coutee miss significant time, he's not worthy of a roster spot.
11 weeks ago
Devin Funchess photo 154. Devin Funchess WR - IND (at JAC)
The Colts are fond of Parris Campbell long-term, but he is much more of a T.Y. Hilton model than the big-bodied red-zone threat they need on the opposite side like Funchess. He is a safe bet to be their second receiver for Brisset, but that merely makes him a WR5 or WR6.
11 weeks ago
Marquise Goodwin photo 155. Marquise Goodwin WR - SF (at SEA)
There have been games with Goodwin that make everyone want to believe he's more than just a role player. It's why he was being drafted as a top-36 wide receiver last year. A year later, everyone has forgotten about him. The 49ers have drafted three wide receivers inside the top three rounds over the last two years, but as we saw with Dante Pettis last year, it doesn't mean they'll get on the field right away. Goodwin still possesses game-changing speed down the field, but is likely going to lose snaps as the year goes on
16 weeks ago
Jack Doyle photo 156. Jack Doyle TE - IND (at JAC)
You may believe Eric Ebron stole the job from Jack Doyle last season but when Doyle came back from injury, he played 196 snaps to Ebron's 112 so don't rule out the possibility that Doyle is the one to own in Indy. Believe it or not, Doyle was excellent with Brisset two years ago, catching 23 more balls than even T.Y. Hilton.
11 weeks ago
Darwin Thompson photo 157. Darwin Thompson RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Now in the role that appears to be the backup to Damien Williams, Thompson has a lot of value in fantasy drafts. While many are concerned about Williams holding onto the role, investing a 2nd or 3rd round pick on him, then a 10th round pick on Thompson doesn't seem to bad for the Chiefs starting running back. There's been more uncertainty added to the mix now that the Chiefs added LeSean McCoy, who used to play for Andy Reid. As of now, Thompson is nothing more than a stash on fantasy benches.
10 weeks ago
C.J. Anderson photo 158. C.J. Anderson RB - FA (BYE)
After watching C.J. Anderson carry the Rams offense at the end of last season, he settled for a one-year deal with the Lions to play alongside the up-and-coming Kerryon Johnson. The Lions do want to use a timeshare, so it's likely Anderson inherits the LeGarrette Blount role in the offense, which netted 164 touches last year, though it helped that Johnson missed time at the end of the year. If you combined Blount and Zach Zenner's roles from last year, they netted 209 carries, 683 yards, and eight touchdowns on the ground. Anderson is going to clog upside on your bench as long as Johnson is in the lineup. If Johnson were to miss time, Anderson would likely be considered a low-end RB2
16 weeks ago
Jordan Reed photo 159. Jordan Reed TE - WAS (at DAL)
Say what you want about how awful Reed has been compared to his ADP over the years, but you can't say he has been bad when healthy. Unfortunately, Reed suffered his 7th concussion of his career in the preseason so we may have to wait awhile before we can use him.
12 weeks ago
Jalen Richard photo 160. Jalen Richard RB - OAK (at DEN)
Frank Gore photo 161. Frank Gore RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
With McCoy now out of Buffalo, everyone seems to think Devin Singletary will automatically step into the three-down role, but it is just as likely that Gore leads this team in touches. Granted, his ceiling is merely an RB3, but he isn't the worst late-round flier.
11 weeks ago
Jimmy Graham photo 162. Jimmy Graham TE - GB (at DET)
Most don't realize Graham finished with just two touchdowns last year, something we should never expect to happen again. Why? Throughout his nine-year career, he's caught a touchdown an average of every 13.4 targets. There's been just two occasions where he's averaged more than 15.8 targets. It was likely due to the fact that Aaron Rodgers had just 25 passing scores and finished with a career-low touchdown percentage. Year two should lead to more chemistry, and you should bet on Rodgers bouncing back
16 weeks ago
Tony Pollard photo 163. Tony Pollard RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
If Zeke holds out, Pollard is the favorite to lead this Cowboys' backfield in touches. It seemed like he wasn't anything more than a third-round back coming out of college but the Cowboys have been using him every single snap with the first team so he may be a workhorse and a surprise league-winner if Zeke does continue his holdout.
12 weeks ago
Alexander Mattison photo 164. Alexander Mattison RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
It is easy to get excited about Mike Boone but the fact of the matter is that Mattison is the clear-cut handcuff to the frail Dalvin Cook, as evidenced by his draft capital and the touches he received with the second team all preseason. This makes him a high-end backup worth targeting.
11 weeks ago
Greg Olsen photo 165. Greg Olsen TE - CAR (vs . NO)
We've made it through another offseason and Olsen is still playing football. He's considered retirement multiple times, but maybe he's returning because his life is probably easier with D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel on the field? The bad news is that he's no longer the No. 1 target in the offense and he's continually losing targets to Christian McCaffrey, who set the record for receptions by a running back in 2018. Through 16 games the last two seasons, Olsen has seen a combined 76 targets, totaling 482 yards and five touchdowns. He has played through some injuries, so that's not exactly precise, but it's not far off from what you'll get out of him moving forward
16 weeks ago
Devante Parker photo 166. Devante Parker WR - MIA (at NE)
It might pain your ears to hear it, but when Parker is on the field, he hasn't been terrible. In fact, he's turned in WR3 or better performances in 44.7 percent of his games, which is better than the career rates of Emmanuel Sanders, Robert Woods, and Kenny Golladay. A new coaching staff will likely do him some good as it appeared he and Adam Gase never truly saw eye-to-eye. The quarterback position has improved, and from the reports of local beat reporters, Parker has dominated mini-camp. Could this be the year he finally breaks out?
16 weeks ago
Deebo Samuel photo 167. Deebo Samuel WR - SF (at SEA)
Samuel clearly has some upside not only in dynasty but for redraft leagues. He would have to pass either Dante Pettis or Marquise Goodwin, however, if he wants enough snaps to produce at a meaningful level. And let's not overlook Jalen Hurd on the depth chart either.
13 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford photo 168. Matthew Stafford QB - DET (vs . GB)
2018 was a year to forget for Stafford, as he posted the worst numbers since his rookie season. He'd been about as predictable as they come for eight years, posting QB1 numbers at least 37.5 percent of the time in every season (while hitting 50-plus percent twice), but hit just 12.5 percent of the time in 2018. Did the new coaching staff hurt him that much? He's been a better fantasy quarterback throughout his career than Ben Roethlisberger has been, though you wouldn't know it by their draft positions
16 weeks ago
Chicago Bears photo 169. Chicago Bears DST - CHI (at MIN)
The Bears were so far and away the number one defense in 2018 that you can make a case for taking them a round or two before every other defense begins to go. They return most of their talent and should be a safe play most weeks.
22 weeks ago
Kareem Hunt photo 170. Kareem Hunt RB - CLE (at CIN)
There's no easy way to put this, but DO NOT DRAFT Hunt in your redraft league this year. It doesn't matter if he's there in the 13th round, let someone else take on that burden. Not only is he suspended for the first eight games of the season, but he's behind a guy who rushed for nearly 1,000 yards despite not starting until Week 7. Did I mention that running back was also drafted by the Browns at the start of the second-round in 2018? The first four weeks of the season are the most important weeks of the season for the waiver wire, so why hold yourself hostage with a guy who's not even a lock to play once his suspension is over? Not to mention bye week issues you'll have. On top of that, you've never seen him outside a Chiefs offense, where every running back put in the lineup succeeds. I'm not saying he's not a good player, but Chubb is better
16 weeks ago
Tre'Quan Smith photo 171. Tre'Quan Smith WR - NO (at CAR)
It's year two for Smith, who had a chance to work his way into the starting lineup with Ted Ginn missing most of 2018, but Ginn is back for 2019. It's tough to find the targets for Smith, as the Saints now have Michael Thomas, Ginn, Alvin Kamara, and newly-acquired Jared Cook taking much of the target share. It's possible Ginn fades away and Smith assumes the No. 2 receiver role, but it's not likely to start that way. He's a better best-ball target than he is in redraft
16 weeks ago
Jamaal Williams photo 172. Jamaal Williams RB - GB (at DET)
He's had his opportunity to shine in the starting role, but has clearly been surpassed by Aaron Jones as the superior running back at this point. Williams can handle a large workload if something were to happen to Jones, which gives him good handcuff value in the high-scoring Packers offense. There's been some whispers of a light timeshare, which may give you value without injury, but you shouldn't bank on it
16 weeks ago
Jacksonville Jaguars photo 173. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - JAC (vs . IND)
Like last season, it may not quite work out how everyone was hoping but even then, the Jags weren't terrible on defense. That was their floor and we know the upside is the top unit in potentially a decade so don't hesitate to draft them but with a short leash if it doesn't work out again.
22 weeks ago
Los Angeles Rams photo 174. Los Angeles Rams DST - LAR (vs . ARI)
The Rams had a powerful offense but we all know they made the Super Bowl because of their defense. As a result of that strength, they finished #2 in fantasy points last season at the position, but with plenty of talent lost, they have dropped back a rung in the rankings.
22 weeks ago
Minnesota Vikings photo 175. Minnesota Vikings DST - MIN (vs . CHI)
The Vikings have finished as a D/ST1 each of the past five seasons and are a good bet to do the same once again in 2019 since they return the vast majority of their talent. There are several unplayable games on their schedule, however, so make sure you have a plan for those if you draft them.
22 weeks ago
Derek Carr photo 176. Derek Carr QB - OAK (at DEN)
It's definitely not going to hurt Carr's chances by adding Antonio Brown to his stable of wide receivers, but we mustn't forget he had Amari Cooper for the first few years of his career. This isn't to say Cooper is on Brown's level, but more to do with Carr's inability to be consistent. He's performed at a top-12 level in just 29.5 percent of his 78 career games, which is worse than the career of DeShone Kizer and Blake Bortles. Even if he steps up his passing, his lack of rushing totals severely caps his upside. He's not a bad option in 2QB leagues for those who wait, as he has no chance of being benched, but stay away in standard leagues
16 weeks ago
Baltimore Ravens photo 177. Baltimore Ravens DST - BAL (vs . PIT)
Baltimore finished 2nd among D/STs in fantasy points in 2017 and 5th in 2018 so you may consider them a lock to finish top 10 in 2019, but they lost more talent on that side of the ball than any team this off-season so they are merely a streamer for now.
22 weeks ago
Greg Zuerlein photo 178. Greg Zuerlein K - LAR (vs . ARI)
Greg the Leg has plenty of potential thanks the Sean McVay and deep range. He missed some time last year but was the #1 fantasy kicker when healthy.
14 weeks ago
Mike Davis photo 179. Mike Davis RB - CAR (vs . NO)
When the Bears signed Davis, it appeared he was taking over the Jordan Howard role in the offense. That was until they moved up in the third-round and drafted workhorse David Montgomery. The Bears were lacking depth behind Howard and Tarik Cohen last year, and although Davis is high-priced depth, it's hard to imagine him getting more than 5-8 touches per game with Montgomery and Cohen healthy. He is, however, one of the better handcuffs, as he's a capable three-down back who'd walk into RB2 production with an injury in front of him
16 weeks ago
Quincy Enunwa photo 180. Quincy Enunwa WR - NYJ (at BUF)
Cleveland Browns photo 181. Cleveland Browns DST - CLE (at CIN)
If you are planning on streaming D/STs this season, the Browns should be your target, as they draw the Titans in Week 1 followed by the Jets in Week 2. Not only that, but they also have one of the most talented and complete depth charts in the NFL.
22 weeks ago
New Orleans Saints photo 182. New Orleans Saints DST - NO (at CAR)
We have grown accustomed to thinking shootouts when we see the Saints on the schedule, but the fact of the matter is that their defense has actually been quite good over their last 25 games. You can draft them as a Week 1 streamer versus the Texans' horrid offensive line, and perhaps you'll end up with much more than a streamer.
22 weeks ago
T.J. Hockenson photo 183. T.J. Hockenson TE - DET (vs . GB)
A rookie tight end in fantasy football? That usually amounts to fantasy owners being let down. There have been 70 tight ends who've been drafted inside the top six rounds of the NFL Draft since 2013. Just one of them went on to finish as a top-12 fantasy tight end. That was Evan Engram who needed injuries to Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall, and Sterling Shepard to get there. If Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay were to go down with injuries, then it's okay to rely on the rookie Hockenson
16 weeks ago
Harrison Butker photo 184. Harrison Butker K - KC (vs . LAC)
When drafting a kicker, look to find someone in a good offense. It doesn't get much better than what Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid have going on in Kansas City.
22 weeks ago
Justin Tucker photo 185. Justin Tucker K - BAL (vs . PIT)
Tucker has now been a top five fantasy kicker each of the last four years. That type of consistency out of the position is virtually unheard of.
22 weeks ago
Los Angeles Chargers photo 186. Los Angeles Chargers DST - LAC (at KC)
The Chargers' D/ST disappointed in 2018, finishing tied for 14th, but they come into 2019 with a full bill of health and more talent than perhaps any other unit in the league so they should be one of, if not the top, D/ST drafted this year.
22 weeks ago
Ty Montgomery photo 187. Ty Montgomery RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Le'Veon Bell hasn't exactly been the most durable starting running back and while it is rumored that the Jets are looking for additional help at the position, it is Montgomery now who is the clear backup if anything were to happen, and believe it or not, he has looked terrific this preseason.
11 weeks ago
Darren Waller photo 188. Darren Waller TE - OAK (at DEN)
Waller is becoming a favorite sleeper among analysts in the industry and is flying up draft boards as a result. This freak of nature athlete landed in Jared Cooks role that gave fantasy owners a top 5 fantasy season last year so the upside is enormous.
16 weeks ago
Stephen Gostkowski photo 189. Stephen Gostkowski K - NE (vs . MIA)
The Patriots offense is clearly slowing down as Tom Brady ages, but Gostkowski has been a top 2 fantasy kicker more often than he hasn't over the last decade.
22 weeks ago
Malcolm Brown photo 190. Malcolm Brown RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Coach Sean McVay has made it clear that both Henderson and Brown will be plenty involved this season which makes sense considering they used a tender to ensure Brown remained on their roster. He may not quite be the second option, but absolutely has some upside in this high-powered offense.
15 weeks ago
Chase Edmonds photo 191. Chase Edmonds RB - ARI (at LAR)
Edmonds is clearly stuck behind David Johnson, but he should be useful as an RB4 or even RB3 even with Johnson healthy since Kingsbury will force this team to play uptempo. Imagine, too, what Edmonds' upside would be if Johnson did suffer an injury as we've seen before.
13 weeks ago
Wil Lutz photo 192. Wil Lutz K - NO (at CAR)
Lutz is not only tied to a great and consistent offense but he spends more than half his games kicking in a dome so he is a top-tier fantasy kicker.
22 weeks ago
Andy Dalton photo 193. Andy Dalton QB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Did you know that 2018 was the first year Dalton didn't finish as a top-18 fantasy quarterback? It's because he's been durable and has had little-to-no chance of being benched. The early reports out of camp say that Ryan Finley has looked pretty bad, meaning Dalton will once again be entrenched as the starter. If you're in a 2QB league, he'll suffice. If you're in a standard 1QB league, he's streaming material in good matchups
16 weeks ago
Denver Broncos photo 194. Denver Broncos DST - DEN (vs . OAK)
The Broncos are nowhere near the same shutdown defense that carried an old Peyton Manning to the Super Bowl, but they still have enough left in the tank that you can draft them as your D/ST, especially to play in Week 1 as a streamer versus the Raiders.
22 weeks ago
Jacoby Brissett photo 195. Jacoby Brissett QB - IND (at JAC)
Brissett will be starting for the Colts and while you may think you know his upside, let's remember that he didn't even know the playbook when Indy threw him into the fire after trading for him. His offensive line is much better now, as are his weapons so he may prove to be a worthwhile #2 in two-QB leagues.
11 weeks ago
Houston Texans photo 196. Houston Texans DST - HOU (vs . TEN)
Hoston's fate rests in the health of J.J. Watt. If he gets injured, feel free to stream like everyone else, but so long as he stays healthy, you've got a top five D/ST on your roster that you can use most weeks.
22 weeks ago
Trey Quinn photo 197. Trey Quinn WR - WAS (at DAL)
Someone has to lead this Washington roster in targets and Quinn appears to have as good of a chance as anyone seeing that he is a strong route runner. Even so, his upside is limited to a WR4 flex type, and that's if everything goes right.
16 weeks ago
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 198. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - HOU (vs . TEN)
Fairbairn was the number one fantasy kicker last season and while that is tough to repeat, he is absolutely draft worthy.
22 weeks ago
New England Patriots photo 199. New England Patriots DST - NE (vs . MIA)
The Patriots managed to finish fourth among all D/STs last year thanks to an extremely low 325 points allowed. Their game scripts often lead to extra sacks and interceptions as well so they make for an excellent streamer in certain weeks and you could make a case for them as your starting D/ST to open the season.
22 weeks ago
T.J. Yeldon photo 200. T.J. Yeldon RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Yeldon was someone who had limited option in free agency, but he may have chosen the worst landing spot. Not only do the Bills have LeSean McCoy on the roster, but they signed Frank Gore, then drafted Devin Singletary in the third-round of the NFL Draft. While Yeldon might have a three-down skill-set, he's going to have a hard time being fantasy relevant in that crowded backfield
16 weeks ago
Nick Foles photo 201. Nick Foles QB - JAC (vs . IND)
If there's one thing Foles has going for him, it's that he won't get benched. After signing a four-year, $88 million contract, he's entrenched as the starter, which means something to those playing in 2QB formats. Outside of his bye week (and potential injury), Foles can be in your lineup. Understand that his upside is nearly non-existent without a true No. 1 receiver or tight end, and on a team who is going to be run-heavy. He'll likely finish as a top-24 quarterback due to his job security, but I wouldn't draft him as such
16 weeks ago
Mason Crosby photo 202. Mason Crosby K - GB (at DET)
Even with Aaron Rodgers playing injured, Crosby finished among the top five fantasy kickers last season so his upside is high if Rodgers can return to his usual production.
22 weeks ago
Jake Elliott photo 203. Jake Elliott K - PHI (at NYG)
Elliott was merely tied as the number 15 fantasy kicker last season but with Carson Wentz now fully recovered from injury, that could change in a heartbeat for 2019.
22 weeks ago
Buffalo Bills photo 204. Buffalo Bills DST - BUF (vs . NYJ)
The Bills didn't do much in fantasy terms last year, but they still have plenty of talent, draw the Dolphins and Jets twice each, and play a slow pace on offense so they are once again a fringe top-12 unit.
22 weeks ago
Chris Herndon IV photo 205. Chris Herndon IV TE - NYJ (at BUF)
Did Herndon make a splash during his rookie season? Yes, he did. Does that mean it'll continue in year two? No. The offense has been completely overhauled, starting up top with the head coach Adam Gase, who turned Mike Gesicki into an afterthought in fantasy, though many experts had him as the top tight end in last year's class. The Jets also added Jamison Crowder and Le'Veon Bell, two players who'll take targets away from Herndon over the middle of the field. Gase's offense has produced less than 58 plays in two of his last three seasons and the Jets are likely to play solid defense with a ball-control style offense. That doesn't add up to much for last year's promising rookie
16 weeks ago
Zay Jones photo 206. Zay Jones WR - OAK (at DEN)
Believe it or not, Jones finished as a WR3 last season. It wasn't especially consistent and the Bills did bring in John Brown, but Jones is a safe WR5/WR6 type in case you need respectable production during a bye week or in place of an injured player.
13 weeks ago
Dallas Cowboys photo 207. Dallas Cowboys DST - DAL (vs . WAS)
If you aren't able to grab the Browns as your Week 1 streamer, you might want to turn your attention to Dallas, who not only draws the Giants in Week 1 and the Redskins in Week 2, but actually had an excellent defense by surprise last season.
22 weeks ago
Robbie Gould photo 208. Robbie Gould K - SF (at SEA)
With Jimmy G returning to run San Francisco's offense, you can expect them to spend plenty of time in the red zone and putting up points. Gould is a safe and consistent bet for fantasy points as a result.
22 weeks ago
Brett Maher photo 209. Brett Maher K - DAL (vs . WAS)
Maher may not be a top 12 fantasy kicker but whoever you are drafting will likely be cut after a week or two so don't hesitate to grab Maher in a delicious Week 1 matchup versus the Giants.
22 weeks ago
Marquise Brown photo 210. Marquise Brown WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Brown may very well be a second version of DeSean Jackson, but fantasy owners certainly can't expect that right away as he might not have full agility back until October. With that said, if your league has enough bench spots, Brown may be worth waiting for.
14 weeks ago
Michael Badgley photo 211. Michael Badgley K - LAC (at KC)
The Chargers are loaded with weapons so with Badgley likely getting a full season worth of games, he could very well jump into the top 10 fantasy kickers before long.
22 weeks ago
Philadelphia Eagles photo 212. Philadelphia Eagles DST - PHI (at NYG)
Parris Campbell photo 213. Parris Campbell WR - IND (at JAC)
There are many who are expecting Campbell to walk into the Colts offense and make an immediate impact, but that may be tough considering he might be the fifth target in the offense behind T.Y. Hilton, Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle, Nyheim Hines, and maybe even Devin Funchess. There's no doubt that Campbell is explosive with the ball in his hands, but the targets might be sporadic in year one. Knowing that Andrew Luck has retired, it's best to let someone else take Campbell in your drafts.
11 weeks ago
Marcus Mariota photo 214. Marcus Mariota QB - TEN (at HOU)
Even if you're in a 2QB format, it's tough to rely on Mariota, who is reportedly going to be forced to compete for the starting job heading into the 2019 season. They brought in Ryan Tannehill, who has extremely similar numbers throughout his career to Mariota despite playing with lesser talent. The worst part about Mariota is that he's declined in each of the last two seasons, as this is the time in his career where he's supposed to be coming into his own. He's nothing more than a QB3 hopeful despite all the talent around him
16 weeks ago
Mecole Hardman photo 215. Mecole Hardman WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Hardman is stuck behind both Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins so his snap count will likely be lower than 60%. With that said, he has the skills to break a handful of long touchdowns this year and we saw Godwin and Ridley both produce despite #3 receiver snaps last year.
13 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert photo 216. Dallas Goedert TE - PHI (at NYG)
If there were ever such a thing as a tight end handcuff, Goedert would be it. Should something happen to Zach Ertz that would force him to miss time, Goedert would be a plug-and-play top-five option every week. Unfortunately, he doesn't have much value outside of that, as there simply aren't enough targets to go around. That was clear last year when he saw more than five targets just once all season
16 weeks ago
Rex Burkhead photo 217. Rex Burkhead RB - NE (vs . MIA)
Burkhead has been unable to stay on the field the last two seasons for New England but while he is healthy, he has produced as a strong RB3 thanks to his receiving and goal-line production. That shouldn't change this year with the receiver corps being virtually non-existent.
13 weeks ago
Noah Fant photo 218. Noah Fant TE - DEN (vs . OAK)
It can be argued that Fant has the better opportunity than T.J. Hockenson this year, as the Broncos receiving corps is likely to be without Emmanuel Sanders to start the year, and they have Joe Flacco at the helm, who's always gravitated towards his tight ends. Fant has a ways to go in his blocking, but as a receiver, he should be able to contribute right away. However, knowing what we do about rookie tight ends, it's best to just stream Fant when he has a good matchup rather than draft him
16 weeks ago
Matt Prater photo 219. Matt Prater K - DET (vs . GB)
Prater finished in the top 10 among fantasy kickers once again last season and while Detroit's offense isn't among the best in the league, Prater's big leg makes him worthy of being drafted in fantasy leagues.
22 weeks ago
Ryquell Armstead photo 220. Ryquell Armstead RB - JAC (vs . IND)
We all know Leonard Fournette has had issues staying on the field, right? Well, the Jaguars have taken notice and drafted Armstead to back him up at the start of the fifth round. He's a big-bodied running back who doesn't avoid contact and may be an injury risk himself due to that. If you're looking for Fournette's handcuff, he's the one you should grab
16 weeks ago
Cole Beasley photo 221. Cole Beasley WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Seattle Seahawks photo 222. Seattle Seahawks DST - SEA (vs . SF)
Randall Cobb photo 223. Randall Cobb WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Joe Flacco photo 224. Joe Flacco QB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Although the Broncos drafted Drew Lock, it wasn't until the second round so it is by no means certain that he will ever overtake Flacco for the starting job. With that said, Flacco's job isn't safe if he performs poorly again, and the receiver corps certainly won't help so think of him as a QB3 in SuperFlex leagues.
13 weeks ago
Taylor Gabriel photo 225. Taylor Gabriel WR - CHI (at MIN)
Did you realize Gabriel saw 93 targets in 2018? That ranked 36th among wide receivers, so he's clearly a big part of Matt Nagy's offense. That's unlikely to happen again considering Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller are healthy, but he's still going to play a role. If you're looking for a high-ceiling player to help fill some bye weeks, he could be that guy
16 weeks ago
Dare Ogunbowale photo 226. Dare Ogunbowale RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Ted Ginn photo 227. Ted Ginn WR - NO (at CAR)
Ginn is by no means an exciting pick, but he is the starting receiver opposite of Michael Thomas in a high-powered offense so he offers some fantasy value as a WR6.
11 weeks ago
Gus Edwards photo 228. Gus Edwards RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Edwards did absolutely nothing in the Ravens passing game last year, but piled up the rushing yards and if anything were to happen to Mark Ingram, he would be expected to do it again in Baltimore with Lamar Jackson under center.
16 weeks ago
Pittsburgh Steelers photo 229. Pittsburgh Steelers DST - PIT (at BAL)
D.J. Chark photo 230. D.J. Chark WR - JAC (vs . IND)
The Jaguars clearly thought Chark would be a big part of their offense when they drafted him in the second-round of the 2018 draft, but his 32 targets in 11 games tell a different story. He dealt with some injuries, but the Jaguars will get Marqise Lee back from his torn ACL, and they added Chris Conley, another field-stretcher. They need to find out if he's the guy they thought, so expect him to get the starting nod over Conley, even if it is a run-first offense
16 weeks ago
Marqise Lee photo 231. Marqise Lee WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Most don't realize just how good Lee has been when on the field, with Blake Bortles nonetheless. In the 29 games he played in 2016 and 2017, he finished as a WR3 or better in 17 of them (59 percent). Throughout the 2018 season, there were just 25 wide receivers who hit that mark. One of those seasons was while playing alongside Allen Robinson. He may not be the same player and it's a different situation, but he's shown that he can be a contributor in fantasy
16 weeks ago
Rashard Higgins photo 232. Rashard Higgins WR - CLE (at CIN)
Robert Foster photo 233. Robert Foster WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
There are many taking solace in the fact that Foster finished with three 100-yard games over the final seven weeks, and while it was impressive, it's not repeatable. He saw more than five targets in just two games, not nearly enough to have consistent production. On top of that, the Bills went out and snagged both John Brown and Cole Beasley in free agency. Unless they bench their leading receiver last year (Zay Jones), Foster won't be on the field very much. It's possible he overtakes Jones, but do you really want the third option on a run-first team. Pass on Foster and let someone else cut him after the first few weeks
16 weeks ago
Tyler Eifert photo 234. Tyler Eifert TE - CIN (vs . CLE)
His breakout season in 2015 seems so far away at this point, it's hard to rely on the tight end who's played just 14 games over the last three years. When on the field, Eifert has been extremely solid, but there's been a new offense installed in Cincinnati. Now dealing with competition between A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Joe Mixon, and John Ross, it's unlikely Eifert will ever get the targets needed to become a consistent fantasy option
16 weeks ago
Eli Manning photo 235. Eli Manning QB - NYG (vs . PHI)
There's reportedly going to be an open competition for the starting job in New York, though I'm expecting Manning to get the nod. The Giants aren't going anywhere soon and Daniel Jones could use some time with the practice squad before being thrown into game action. The loss of Odell Beckham Jr. is huge, as Manning's splits with/without him are horrifying. He's not even a good selection in 2QB formats due to the fact he'll lose the starting job at some point.
22 weeks ago
Ryan Fitzpatrick photo 236. Ryan Fitzpatrick QB - MIA (at NE)
Will the Dolphins start FitzMagic over the newly acquired Josh Rosen? All the reports we've seen out of Miami indicate Fitzpatrick is outplaying Rosen in every way during offseason workouts, though it's tough to see the Dolphins flat-out sitting Rosen all year. If Fitzpatrick is the starter, expect him to deliver solid numbers in the QB18-24 range
16 weeks ago
A.J. Brown photo 237. A.J. Brown WR - TEN (at HOU)
The Titans don't have a load of talent in the receiving corps but they sure to have a lot of mediocre mouths to feed. It is possible that Brown plays his way into a starting job from the get-go, but rather, this already poor passing offense will be a frustrating one from a fantasy standpoint because of the unpredictability of targets from week to week.
13 weeks ago
Nelson Agholor photo 238. Nelson Agholor WR - PHI (at NYG)
The addition of DeSean Jackson all but guarantees that Agholor has his slot gig in-between Jackson and Alshon Jeffery. Moving back to the slot is going to be huge for Agholor, as he's really struggled on the perimeter throughout his career. Of the 66 wide receivers who totaled at least 40 targets in each of the last two seasons, Agholor ranked as the No. 63 receiver in points per target on the perimeter, while he ranked No. 12 in points per target in the slot
16 weeks ago
Paul Richardson photo 239. Paul Richardson WR - WAS (at DAL)
He was the clear-cut No. 1 receiver on the team before getting hurt last year, so it's odd to see him completely forgotten about, but not many are expecting big things from Case Keenum. Richardson had seen at least five targets in 6-of-7 games before going down for the season, and that was with Jamison Crowder on the roster. While the Redskins did draft a few receivers, they've talked about taking snaps away from Josh Doctson, so it would even out a bit. He could be someone you look to during problems with bye weeks
16 weeks ago
Kansas City Chiefs photo 240. Kansas City Chiefs DST - KC (vs . LAC)
N'Keal Harry photo 241. N'Keal Harry WR - NE (vs . MIA)
We're always left looking for the next big thing in the Patriots offense, only most of those hyped players never pan out. The Patriots spent a first-round pick on Harry to walk in and start right away, but how will he fare as a rookie receiver who will get minimal time with Tom Brady. Remember, Brady doesn't show up early in training camp like some younger quarterbacks, so it's going to be difficult for those two to develop instant chemistry on the field. There's likely going to be some highs his rookie season, but there's also going to be some downs
16 weeks ago
Tennessee Titans photo 242. Tennessee Titans DST - TEN (at HOU)
David Moore photo 243. David Moore WR - SEA (vs . SF)
It appeared that Moore would be in the starting lineup alongside Tyler Lockett in two wide receiver sets to start the year, but he suffered a shoulder injury that's described as "severe," meaning he won't be ready for the start of the season.
12 weeks ago
Mike Gesicki photo 244. Mike Gesicki TE - MIA (at NE)
It was a disastrous rookie season for Gesicki. Despite seeing just 11 targets, Raiders backup tight end Lee Smith outscored Gesicki in fantasy football. You can blame Adam Gase. You can blame Ryan Tannehill. You can blame the fact that he was a rookie. The issue is that he didn't flash even when targeted and will now play for a defensive-minded head coach. We know he's a phenomenal athlete, but there was nothing he did in 2018 that suggests breakout in 2019
16 weeks ago
Andy Isabella photo 245. Andy Isabella WR - ARI (at LAR)
Isabella was exceptional in college and is so fast that we may seem him break a few long plays for touchdowns this season. Assuming he can win that third receiver job, he may have flex appeal in your fantasy league before long.
14 weeks ago
Indianapolis Colts photo 246. Indianapolis Colts DST - IND (at JAC)
Willie Snead photo 247. Willie Snead WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Lamar Jackson is bound to pass the ball much more than last season and while it won't lead to much in the way of fantasy production, his number one receiver may still have some WR5 type value, and more than likely, that player is Snead.
16 weeks ago
Jason Myers photo 248. Jason Myers K - SEA (vs . SF)
You might not be all that excited about the Seahawks weapons, but the fact of the matter is that their run-heavy offense led to Myers being a top 3 scoring kicker last season in fantasy leagues.
22 weeks ago
Adam Vinatieri photo 249. Adam Vinatieri K - IND (at JAC)
Vinatieri doesn't have the leg of a Greg Zuerlein but he does have Andrew Luck and a dome for his home which is an enticing combination for a fantasy kicker.
22 weeks ago
Miles Boykin photo 250. Miles Boykin WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
John Ross photo 251. John Ross WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
You know it happens every preseason. A speedy receiver will get free and go for a long touchdown. That's going to be Ross this year and while some will dismiss it, you shouldn't. It's a new offense, one that's designed after the Rams, which has been a very WR-friendly system. Don't be so quick to judge a wide receiver who was playing in a bad offense. Remember Robert Woods before he went to the Rams? Ross will rise up draft boards come late August
16 weeks ago
Dwayne Haskins photo 252. Dwayne Haskins QB - WAS (at DAL)
Haskins is a great buy in SuperFlex dynasty leagues, but we can't be sure he will get the job over Case Keenum to start the season or even at any point this season. Haskins is a polished passer, but if Washington thinks they have a better shot to win with Keenum, they may let Haskins develop behind him. We should know more in the coming weeks about his timeline to start.
22 weeks ago
Josh Rosen photo 253. Josh Rosen QB - MIA (at NE)
Ryan Fitzpatrick is generating plenty of buzz this off-season and was impressive enough last year that he may actually hold off Rosen for the starting job. Even if Rosen does win the job this pre-season, there isn't enough in the way of weapons to move him into the top 30 fantasy QBs so he is merely SuperFlex depth in redraft leagues.
22 weeks ago
Case Keenum photo 254. Case Keenum QB - WAS (at DAL)
Now that Colt McCoy is injured, Keenum is expected to open the year as Washington's starter. It won't be long, however, before he hands the job over to Haskins a month or two in. Keenum is a longshot to be fantasy relevant at this point.
12 weeks ago
Corey Clement photo 255. Corey Clement RB - PHI (at NYG)
Danny Amendola photo 256. Danny Amendola WR - DET (vs . GB)
Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones are still in town, but Amendola will be on the field for the vast majority of three-wide snaps. When he is, you can expect him to persist as that reliable WR6 type that you can use in a time of desperation.
13 weeks ago
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside photo 257. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR - PHI (at NYG)
Dontrell Hilliard photo 258. Dontrell Hilliard RB - CLE (at CIN)
Carolina Panthers photo 259. Carolina Panthers DST - CAR (vs . NO)
Gerald Everett photo 260. Gerald Everett TE - LAR (vs . ARI)
Last year may not have produced phenomenal results, but Everett did see a 31 percent increase in targets. Part of that likely comes from the fact that Cooper Kupp was out of the lineup for much of the season, freeing up some targets. Sean McVay's offense doesn't seem to allot many targets to the tight end position, so it's tough to see a breakout happening with Everett
16 weeks ago
Benny Snell Jr. photo 261. Benny Snell Jr. RB - PIT (at BAL)
Snell was a workhorse in college, though not many saw enough explosion in his game to translate to the NFL. The Steelers obviously felt otherwise, as they selected him to back-up James Conner in the fourth-round of the draft. He'll have to compete for touches with Jaylen Samuels, should anything happen to Conner, but Snell is likely the one who'd handle most early down work in that scenario, giving him a lot of opportunity. Without an injury to Conner, though, it's unlikely Snell sees many touches
16 weeks ago
Chris Boswell photo 262. Chris Boswell K - PIT (at BAL)
Theo Riddick photo 263. Theo Riddick RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Is Riddick going to fall by the wayside with both Kerryon Johnson and C.J. Anderson healthy? We're talking about a guy who's averaged 72.2 targets over the last five years despite missing 10 games. If so, it probably means we're undervaluing Johnson. Riddick is still likely to be involved, but he's not someone who'll help you win a fantasy title, even if there's an injury because he wouldn't walk into a workhorse role. He's a guy to help fill bye weeks in PPR formats, but not much more
16 weeks ago
Terry McLaurin photo 264. Terry McLaurin WR - WAS (at DAL)
Washington's wide receiver depth chart is up in the air, but there has been little question about which receiver has been the best in camp. It's McLaurin, who is a pro-ready, fast and intelligent receiver. He doesn't have the ceiling of others, but with targets, he could be one of the top rookie producers.
14 weeks ago
Devontae Booker photo 265. Devontae Booker RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Daniel Jones photo 266. Daniel Jones QB - NYG (vs . PHI)
There Giants are saying that the QB job is still up in the air even though they said on draft night that Jones wouldn't start for three years. Whether they are just trying to light a fire under Eli is anyone's guess, but it remains a possibility that Jones starts 16 games with Saquon, Tate, Engram and Shepard.
22 weeks ago
Antonio Callaway photo 267. Antonio Callaway WR - CLE (at CIN)
Wayne Gallman photo 268. Wayne Gallman RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Aldrick Rosas photo 269. Aldrick Rosas K - NYG (vs . PHI)
Dexter Williams photo 270. Dexter Williams RB - GB (at DET)
Green Bay Packers photo 271. Green Bay Packers DST - GB (at DET)
Two years ago, the Jags were an easy breakout defense to pick and last year it was the Bears. This year we've got another, but most are afraid to admit it with the Packers since they have been so awful on that side of the ball for so long. Don't be surprised if they finish top 5 at the position in fantasy.
22 weeks ago
Jason Witten photo 272. Jason Witten TE - DAL (vs . WAS)
Witten is by no means a sexy add at this point in his career, but he'll see enough targets, especially in the red zone, to make him worthy of streaming two or three times this season.
14 weeks ago
Dan Bailey photo 273. Dan Bailey K - MIN (vs . CHI)
Matt Bryant photo 274. Matt Bryant K - FA (BYE)
If Bryant is signed, he will be well worth fantasy consideration, as he is one of the best kickers in the game. Be sure not to draft him, however, if he signs with a lousy offense that won't afford him many scoring chances.
22 weeks ago
Atlanta Falcons photo 275. Atlanta Falcons DST - ATL (at TB)
Had the Falcons not suffered countless key injuries, we may very well have been looking at them representing the NFC in the Super Bowl again. Their young defense is that good and we will finally get a chance to see it in action this year.
22 weeks ago
Phillip Dorsett photo 276. Phillip Dorsett WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Is Dorsett someone we're all overlooking? With Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Rob Gronkowski out in New England, Tom Brady will need some familiarity. Dorsett didn't play a massive role last year, but when he was called upon, he delivered, catching 32-of-42 targets for 290 yards and three touchdowns. The Patriots did draft N'Keal Harry in the first-round, but there's no guarantee he starts in 2WR sets right now. This is a situation to monitor, as Dorsett is likely to make a few splash performances in 2019
16 weeks ago
Chris Conley photo 277. Chris Conley WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Hunter Renfrow photo 278. Hunter Renfrow WR - OAK (at DEN)
KeeSean Johnson photo 279. KeeSean Johnson WR - ARI (at LAR)
Josh Reynolds photo 280. Josh Reynolds WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Jordan Wilkins photo 281. Jordan Wilkins RB - IND (at JAC)
It's tough to have a gauge on the Colts running back situation behind Marlon Mack, though it appears as if Nyheim Hines is in the same role no matter what, while Wilkins and Spencer Ware fight for the handcuff role. As of now, you should gravitate towards the younger Wilkins who has experience in the offense and really got it together after a slow start in 2018. After just 136 yards on his first 38 carries (3.58 yards per carry), he totaled 200 yards on his next 22 carries (9.09 yards per carry). It's a small sample size, but it's an explosive offense that only got better as the year went on
16 weeks ago
Demaryius Thomas photo 282. Demaryius Thomas WR - NYJ (at BUF)
Ian Thomas photo 283. Ian Thomas TE - CAR (vs . NO)
Breshad Perriman photo 284. Breshad Perriman WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Preston Williams photo 285. Preston Williams WR - MIA (at NE)
Washington Redskins photo 286. Washington Redskins DST - WAS (at DAL)
Josh Lambo photo 287. Josh Lambo K - JAC (vs . IND)
Brandon McManus photo 288. Brandon McManus K - DEN (vs . OAK)
Cameron Brate photo 289. Cameron Brate TE - TB (vs . ATL)
He's strictly the backup tight end to O.J. Howard, but that carries some value considering Howard hasn't been able to stay on the field his first two seasons. He'll be useful in streaming situations, as he's now scored at least six touchdowns in each of the last three seasons, but as a backup tight end, he shouldn't be drafted
16 weeks ago
Bilal Powell photo 290. Bilal Powell RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Brian Hill photo 291. Brian Hill RB - ATL (at TB)
New York Jets photo 292. New York Jets DST - NYJ (at BUF)
Arizona Cardinals photo 293. Arizona Cardinals DST - ARI (at LAR)
Keelan Cole photo 294. Keelan Cole WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Ryan Tannehill photo 295. Ryan Tannehill QB - TEN (at HOU)
You may think Marcus Mariota is a lock to hang onto the starting job all season, but he hasn't gotten the job done despite an extended leash the he may finally be on the hot seat if he doesn't turn the ship around this season. That became more clear when they signed Tannehill, who is among the best backups in the NFL.
22 weeks ago
Detroit Lions photo 296. Detroit Lions DST - DET (vs . GB)
Elijah McGuire photo 297. Elijah McGuire RB - FA (BYE)
He's the direct handcuff to Le'Veon Bell, which should carry some value considering Bell hasn't played football in over a year. The issue is that the Jets aren't a very high-scoring offense and have a shoddy offensive line, meaning he'd still be just a mediocre RB3 play even if Bell missed time
16 weeks ago
Will Dissly photo 298. Will Dissly TE - SEA (vs . SF)
We don't have a big sample size of production out of Dissly, who was supposed to be "just" a blocking tight end. After catching six passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns in the first two games, Dissly came down to earth and posted just two catches for nine yards in his next two games. There was a flash of potential, but he's likely going to share the targets with Nick Vannett
16 weeks ago
Jalen Hurd photo 299. Jalen Hurd WR - SF (at SEA)
Darren Sproles photo 300. Darren Sproles RB - PHI (at NYG)
Alfred Blue photo 301. Alfred Blue RB - FA (BYE)
Ryan Succop photo 302. Ryan Succop K - TEN (at HOU)
Josh Doctson photo 303. Josh Doctson WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Josh Adams photo 304. Josh Adams RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Stephen Hauschka photo 305. Stephen Hauschka K - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Wendell Smallwood photo 306. Wendell Smallwood RB - WAS (at DAL)
Hayden Hurst photo 307. Hayden Hurst TE - BAL (vs . PIT)
It seems many have forgotten that the Ravens selected Hurst a full round ahead of Mark Andrews, though a broken foot derailed his rookie season. Hurst was considered the more pro-ready player coming into the league, though Andrews played well enough in 2018 to create a timeshare. Hurst did add 20 pounds this offseason to help out as a blocker, which could keep him on the field a bit more, as Andrews is a poor blocker. Still, it's hard to see the Ravens produce a consistent tight end in 2019
16 weeks ago
Qadree Ollison photo 308. Qadree Ollison RB - ATL (at TB)
New York Giants photo 309. New York Giants DST - NYG (vs . PHI)
Ty Johnson photo 310. Ty Johnson RB - DET (vs . GB)
Jordan Scarlett photo 311. Jordan Scarlett RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Chris Hogan photo 312. Chris Hogan WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Ameer Abdullah photo 313. Ameer Abdullah RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Jake Kumerow photo 314. Jake Kumerow WR - GB (at DET)
Aaron Rodgers loves Kumerow as he has said over and over again. If anything were to happen to any of their top three receivers, Kumerow is expected to jump into the starting lineup and would be an immediate must-add.
14 weeks ago
Myles Gaskin photo 315. Myles Gaskin RB - MIA (at NE)
Diontae Johnson photo 316. Diontae Johnson WR - PIT (at BAL)
Taywan Taylor photo 317. Taywan Taylor WR - CLE (at CIN)
Trayveon Williams photo 318. Trayveon Williams RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Demarcus Robinson photo 319. Demarcus Robinson WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Michael Crabtree photo 320. Michael Crabtree WR - FA (BYE)
With Hakeem Butler headed to the IR and Kevin White cut, this Arizona depth chart is wide open for Crabtree to get early snaps and targets next to Fitzgerald and Kirk. Unfortunately, he likely isn't anything more than a WR5 or WR6 at this stage in his career.
12 weeks ago
San Francisco 49ers photo 321. San Francisco 49ers DST - SF (at SEA)
Alfred Morris photo 322. Alfred Morris RB - FA (BYE)
Most are speculating that Tony Pollard would be the replacement for Zeke if he holds out, but the Cowboys coaching staff has been raving about Morris and how his running style is ideal for their offense. Don't sleep on the chance that he starts Week 1 behind this great Cowboys' offensive line.
14 weeks ago
Charles Clay photo 323. Charles Clay TE - ARI (at LAR)
Daniel Carlson photo 324. Daniel Carlson K - OAK (at DEN)
Jakobi Meyers photo 325. Jakobi Meyers WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Jaron Brown photo 326. Jaron Brown WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Irv Smith Jr. photo 327. Irv Smith Jr. TE - MIN (vs . CHI)
Doug Martin photo 328. Doug Martin RB - FA (BYE)
As soon as Isaiah Crowell went down for the year, the Raiders knew they needed to fill the backup role, so they went out and re-signed Martin, who played well for them last year. He's most definitely the backup to Josh Jacobs, but we mustn't forget that Jacobs never carried the ball more than 100 times in a season while at Alabama, and that the workhorse role is something he may not hold up to. Should he struggle, Martin will have a bigger role than most think
16 weeks ago
Travis Benjamin photo 329. Travis Benjamin WR - LAC (at KC)
With Tyrell Williams off to Oakland, the Chargers will insert Benjamin back into the starting lineup. If you go back to 2017, when Mike Williams was forced to miss much of the season, you'll see that Benjamin posted a respectable 567 yards and four touchdowns on 65 targets. It's possible that Benjamin finishes as a top-50 wide receiver in 2019, though his production will be a bit sporadic
16 weeks ago
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 330. Cordarrelle Patterson WR - CHI (at MIN)
Geoff Swaim photo 331. Geoff Swaim TE - JAC (vs . IND)
Nick Foles is the most tight end happy quarterback in the league which is specifically why Swaim decided to sign with Jacksonville. His athleticism and the fact that there is little competition in the Jags' receiver corps for targets makes him the ultimate deep sleeper.
13 weeks ago
Spencer Ware photo 332. Spencer Ware RB - FA (BYE)
After leaving Kansas City, Ware didn't seem to have many suitors, but landed in a spot where he'll compete with Jordan Wilkins for backup duties behind Marlon Mack. Ware's success was large in-part to do with Andy Reid's offense that continually produces top-end fantasy running backs, though landing behind the dominant Colts offensive line isn't bad. He's someone to keep on your radar in the preseason
16 weeks ago
Nick Vannett photo 333. Nick Vannett TE - PIT (at BAL)
Deon Cain photo 334. Deon Cain WR - IND (at JAC)
Taysom Hill photo 335. Taysom Hill QB - NO (at CAR)
John Kelly photo 336. John Kelly RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Mike Boone photo 337. Mike Boone RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Mark Walton photo 338. Mark Walton RB - MIA (at NE)
Matt LaCosse photo 339. Matt LaCosse TE - NE (vs . MIA)
LaCosse appears to be the favorite to open the season as the Patriots' starting tight end. Whether that continues all season is anyways guess and we certainly can't expect him to replace Gronk, but the fact of the matter is that this role will lead to a few big weeks here and there and perhaps more.
15 weeks ago
Darrel Williams photo 340. Darrel Williams RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Benjamin Watson photo 341. Benjamin Watson TE - NE (vs . MIA)
Ricky Seals-Jones photo 342. Ricky Seals-Jones TE - CLE (at CIN)
Greg Joseph photo 343. Greg Joseph K - FA (BYE)
Trenton Cannon photo 344. Trenton Cannon RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Devine Ozigbo photo 345. Devine Ozigbo RB - JAC (vs . IND)
Trent Taylor photo 346. Trent Taylor WR - SF (at SEA)
Damarea Crockett photo 347. Damarea Crockett RB - GB (at DET)
Rod Smith photo 348. Rod Smith RB - FA (BYE)
DeAndre Washington photo 349. DeAndre Washington RB - OAK (at DEN)
Vernon Davis photo 350. Vernon Davis TE - WAS (at DAL)
Mike Weber photo 351. Mike Weber RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
D'Onta Foreman photo 352. D'Onta Foreman RB - FA (BYE)
Foreman was cut from the Texans but apparently it had more to do with maturity issues than performance or his achillies recovery. He can safely be avoided even if he signs with another team.
14 weeks ago
Jonnu Smith photo 353. Jonnu Smith TE - TEN (at HOU)
Jakeem Grant photo 354. Jakeem Grant WR - MIA (at NE)
C.J. Uzomah photo 355. C.J. Uzomah TE - CIN (vs . CLE)
Austin Seibert photo 356. Austin Seibert K - CLE (at CIN)
Blake Bortles photo 357. Blake Bortles QB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Miami Dolphins photo 358. Miami Dolphins DST - MIA (at NE)
Keith Kirkwood photo 359. Keith Kirkwood WR - NO (at CAR)
Raheem Mostert photo 360. Raheem Mostert RB - SF (at SEA)
Giorgio Tavecchio photo 361. Giorgio Tavecchio K - FA (BYE)
C.J. Prosise photo 362. C.J. Prosise RB - SEA (vs . SF)
Cameron Artis-Payne photo 363. Cameron Artis-Payne RB - FA (BYE)
Dustin Hopkins photo 364. Dustin Hopkins K - WAS (at DAL)
Ryan Grant photo 365. Ryan Grant WR - GB (at DET)
Matt Gay photo 366. Matt Gay K - TB (vs . ATL)
Drew Lock photo 367. Drew Lock QB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Joe Flacco isn't going to go down without a fight but that doesn't mean Elway and company won't turn the keys over to Lock at some point this season. This is a run-first offense and there aren't many weapons in the passing game, but any starter is worthwhile in a 2QB league.
22 weeks ago
Damion Willis photo 368. Damion Willis WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Joey Slye photo 369. Joey Slye K - CAR (vs . NO)
Blake Jarwin photo 370. Blake Jarwin TE - DAL (vs . WAS)
Chad Beebe photo 371. Chad Beebe WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Nick Mullens photo 372. Nick Mullens QB - SF (at SEA)
Cairo Santos photo 373. Cairo Santos K - FA (BYE)
Kyle Juszczyk photo 374. Kyle Juszczyk RB - SF (at SEA)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers photo 375. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST - TB (vs . ATL)
Justin Watson photo 376. Justin Watson WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Teddy Bridgewater photo 377. Teddy Bridgewater QB - NO (at CAR)
Jesse James photo 378. Jesse James TE - DET (vs . GB)
Jay Ajayi photo 379. Jay Ajayi RB - FA (BYE)
Bryce Love photo 380. Bryce Love RB - WAS (at DAL)
Travis Homer photo 381. Travis Homer RB - SEA (vs . SF)
Cody Latimer photo 382. Cody Latimer WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Jeff Wilson photo 383. Jeff Wilson RB - SF (at SEA)
Adam Shaheen photo 384. Adam Shaheen TE - CHI (at MIN)
Ryan Switzer photo 385. Ryan Switzer WR - PIT (at BAL)
Josh Oliver photo 386. Josh Oliver TE - JAC (vs . IND)
Cameron Meredith photo 387. Cameron Meredith WR - FA (BYE)
Zach Zenner photo 388. Zach Zenner RB - ARI (at LAR)
Dawson Knox photo 389. Dawson Knox TE - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Eddy Pineiro photo 390. Eddy Pineiro K - CHI (at MIN)
Kendrick Bourne photo 391. Kendrick Bourne WR - SF (at SEA)
Tyler Higbee photo 392. Tyler Higbee TE - LAR (vs . ARI)
Tim Patrick photo 393. Tim Patrick WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
Jordan Thomas photo 394. Jordan Thomas TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
Jake Butt photo 395. Jake Butt TE - DEN (vs . OAK)
Jace Sternberger photo 396. Jace Sternberger TE - GB (at DET)
Jordan Akins photo 397. Jordan Akins TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
J.D. McKissic photo 398. J.D. McKissic RB - DET (vs . GB)
Dwayne Washington photo 399. Dwayne Washington RB - NO (at CAR)
Karan Higdon photo 400. Karan Higdon RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Bruce Anderson photo 401. Bruce Anderson RB - IND (at JAC)
Bruce Arians is tremendous with running backs and while most seem to think Ronald Jones or even Peyton Barber, again, will be the starter, Anderson was the one Arians picked himself. He is the classic mold of an Arians back, and he certainly hasn't been shy to avoid unheard of RBs in the past. Don't rule out Anderson winning this job like Alfred Morris did in Washington his rookie year.
16 weeks ago
Kelvin Harmon photo 402. Kelvin Harmon WR - WAS (at DAL)
Cincinnati Bengals photo 403. Cincinnati Bengals DST - CIN (vs . CLE)
Zane Gonzalez photo 404. Zane Gonzalez K - ARI (at LAR)
Chris Moore photo 405. Chris Moore WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Andre Ellington photo 406. Andre Ellington RB - FA (BYE)
Chester Rogers photo 407. Chester Rogers WR - IND (at JAC)
D'Ernest Johnson photo 408. D'Ernest Johnson RB - CLE (at CIN)
Will Grier photo 409. Will Grier QB - CAR (vs . NO)
Cam is apparently good to go for Week 1, but as we saw with Andrew Luck in 2017, that may not quite be true. Shoulder injuries are a beast, and despite Cam being a competitor, it would be wise for Carolina to take their time with him, lest he re-injure it. Whichever way you slice it, Grier seems likely to get a few starts in 2019 with weapons at his disposal.
22 weeks ago
Paul Perkins photo 410. Paul Perkins RB - DET (vs . GB)
Tyler Kroft photo 411. Tyler Kroft TE - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Randy Bullock photo 412. Randy Bullock K - CIN (vs . CLE)
Tyrod Taylor photo 413. Tyrod Taylor QB - LAC (at KC)
James Develin photo 414. James Develin RB - NE (vs . MIA)
Reggie Bonnafon photo 415. Reggie Bonnafon RB - CAR (vs . NO)
J.J. Nelson photo 416. J.J. Nelson WR - FA (BYE)
Robert Griffin photo 417. Robert Griffin QB - BAL (vs . PIT)
While Lamar Jackson has the job on lockdown, he also runs enough that an injury is quite possible. If it were to happen, Griffin would step right in and likely assume a similar role. While he isn't the greatest passer, his throwing is more advanced that Jackson's which would add up to a nice QB2 with his rushing ability and likely volume.
22 weeks ago
Dontrelle Inman photo 418. Dontrelle Inman WR - LAC (at KC)
Jarius Wright photo 419. Jarius Wright WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Colt McCoy photo 420. Colt McCoy QB - WAS (at DAL)
McCoy entered August as the top bet to start Week 1 for Washington. He is now injured, however, and even if he does get back before Week 1, McCoy is near-certain to surrender the job to Haskins before long and his ceiling is limited because of the receiving corps but in a superflex league, he is better than most RBs and WRs.
12 weeks ago
J'Mon Moore photo 421. J'Mon Moore WR - FA (BYE)
Brian Hoyer photo 422. Brian Hoyer QB - IND (at JAC)
Boston Scott photo 423. Boston Scott RB - PHI (at NYG)
AJ McCarron photo 424. AJ McCarron QB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Gary Jennings photo 425. Gary Jennings WR - MIA (at NE)
LeGarrette Blount photo 426. LeGarrette Blount RB - FA (BYE)
Alex Collins photo 427. Alex Collins RB - FA (BYE)
Cody Parkey photo 428. Cody Parkey K - FA (BYE)
Oakland Raiders photo 429. Oakland Raiders DST - OAK (at DEN)
Marcus Murphy photo 430. Marcus Murphy RB - FA (BYE)
Buddy Howell photo 431. Buddy Howell RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Tavon Austin photo 432. Tavon Austin WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Javorius Allen photo 433. Javorius Allen RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Luke Willson photo 434. Luke Willson TE - SEA (vs . SF)
Riley Ridley photo 435. Riley Ridley WR - CHI (at MIN)
David Fluellen photo 436. David Fluellen RB - TEN (at HOU)
Allen Hurns photo 437. Allen Hurns WR - MIA (at NE)
Laquon Treadwell photo 438. Laquon Treadwell WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Elijah Holyfield photo 439. Elijah Holyfield RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Brett Hundley photo 440. Brett Hundley QB - ARI (at LAR)
Chris Ivory photo 441. Chris Ivory RB - FA (BYE)
Detrez Newsome photo 442. Detrez Newsome RB - FA (BYE)
Austin Seferian-Jenkins photo 443. Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE - FA (BYE)
Samaje Perine photo 444. Samaje Perine RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Corey Grant photo 445. Corey Grant RB - FA (BYE)
T.J. Logan photo 446. T.J. Logan RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Kaare Vedvik photo 447. Kaare Vedvik K,P - FA (BYE)
D.J. Foster photo 448. D.J. Foster RB - ARI (at LAR)
Kahale Warring photo 449. Kahale Warring TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
Jeff Heuerman photo 450. Jeff Heuerman TE - DEN (vs . OAK)
Darius Slayton photo 451. Darius Slayton WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Tyler Ervin photo 452. Tyler Ervin RB,WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Mike Davis photo 453. Mike Davis WR - FA (BYE)
Jonathan Williams photo 454. Jonathan Williams RB - IND (at JAC)
Chad Kelly photo 455. Chad Kelly QB - IND (at JAC)
Tajae Sharpe photo 456. Tajae Sharpe WR - TEN (at HOU)
Maxx Williams photo 457. Maxx Williams TE - ARI (at LAR)
Dez Bryant photo 458. Dez Bryant WR - FA (BYE)
Taiwan Jones photo 459. Taiwan Jones RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Pierre Garcon photo 460. Pierre Garcon WR - FA (BYE)
Jeremy Hill photo 461. Jeremy Hill RB - FA (BYE)
Ryan Finley photo 462. Ryan Finley QB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Zach Line photo 463. Zach Line RB - NO (at CAR)
Mason Rudolph photo 464. Mason Rudolph QB - PIT (at BAL)
Andy Janovich photo 465. Andy Janovich RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Seth Roberts photo 466. Seth Roberts WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Jacquizz Rodgers photo 467. Jacquizz Rodgers RB - FA (BYE)
Chase Daniel photo 468. Chase Daniel QB - CHI (at MIN)
Josh McCown photo 469. Josh McCown QB - PHI (at NYG)
Elijhaa Penny photo 470. Elijhaa Penny RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Mo Alie-Cox photo 471. Mo Alie-Cox TE - IND (at JAC)
Maurice Harris photo 472. Maurice Harris WR - FA (BYE)
Darren Fells photo 473. Darren Fells TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
Alex Erickson photo 474. Alex Erickson WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Isaiah McKenzie photo 475. Isaiah McKenzie WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Demetrius Harris photo 476. Demetrius Harris TE - CLE (at CIN)
Dan Vitale photo 477. Dan Vitale RB - GB (at DET)
Josh Hill photo 478. Josh Hill TE - NO (at CAR)
Jordan Matthews photo 479. Jordan Matthews WR - PHI (at NYG)
Nick O'Leary photo 480. Nick O'Leary TE - FA (BYE)
John Ursua photo 481. John Ursua WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Chandler Catanzaro photo 482. Chandler Catanzaro K - FA (BYE)
Kelvin Benjamin photo 483. Kelvin Benjamin WR - FA (BYE)
Patrick DiMarco photo 484. Patrick DiMarco RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Foster Moreau photo 485. Foster Moreau TE - OAK (at DEN)
Troymaine Pope photo 486. Troymaine Pope RB - LAC (at KC)
Jason Sanders photo 487. Jason Sanders K - MIA (at NE)
Justin Hardy photo 488. Justin Hardy WR - ATL (at TB)
Trent Sherfield photo 489. Trent Sherfield WR - ARI (at LAR)
Torrey Smith photo 490. Torrey Smith WR - FA (BYE)
Rhett Ellison photo 491. Rhett Ellison TE - NYG (vs . PHI)
Richie James photo 492. Richie James WR - SF (at SEA)
CJ Ham photo 493. CJ Ham RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Josh Ferguson photo 494. Josh Ferguson RB - WAS (at DAL)
Russell Shepard photo 495. Russell Shepard WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Bennie Fowler photo 496. Bennie Fowler WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Kerrith Whyte photo 497. Kerrith Whyte RB - CHI (at MIN)
Blake Bell photo 498. Blake Bell TE - KC (vs . LAC)
Gardner Minshew photo 499. Gardner Minshew QB - JAC (vs . IND)
Dalyn Dawkins photo 500. Dalyn Dawkins RB - TEN (at HOU)
Alex Armah photo 501. Alex Armah RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Jason Croom photo 502. Jason Croom TE - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Anthony Sherman photo 503. Anthony Sherman RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Nate Sudfeld photo 504. Nate Sudfeld QB - PHI (at NYG)
Marcus Green photo 505. Marcus Green WR,RB - PHI (at NYG)
Byron Pringle photo 506. Byron Pringle WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Cam Sims photo 507. Cam Sims WR - WAS (at DAL)
DeShone Kizer photo 508. DeShone Kizer QB - OAK (at DEN)
Kenjon Barner photo 509. Kenjon Barner RB - ATL (at TB)
Jacob Hollister photo 510. Jacob Hollister TE - SEA (vs . SF)
Scott Miller photo 511. Scott Miller WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Noah Brown photo 512. Noah Brown WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Taylor Bertolet photo 513. Taylor Bertolet K - FA (BYE)
C.J. Beathard photo 514. C.J. Beathard QB - SF (at SEA)
Nick Bawden photo 515. Nick Bawden RB - DET (vs . GB)
Xavier Grimble photo 516. Xavier Grimble TE - FA (BYE)
Mack Hollins photo 517. Mack Hollins WR - PHI (at NYG)
Cody Core photo 518. Cody Core WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Jordan Taylor photo 519. Jordan Taylor WR - FA (BYE)
Kevin White photo 520. Kevin White WR - FA (BYE)
Robert Tonyan photo 521. Robert Tonyan TE - GB (at DET)
Roosevelt Nix photo 522. Roosevelt Nix RB - PIT (at BAL)
Keith Smith photo 523. Keith Smith RB - ATL (at TB)
Nick Boyle photo 524. Nick Boyle TE - BAL (vs . PIT)
Josh Bellamy photo 525. Josh Bellamy WR - NYJ (at BUF)
Ryan Griffin photo 526. Ryan Griffin TE - NYJ (at BUF)
Jarrett Stidham photo 527. Jarrett Stidham QB - NE (vs . MIA)
Ishmael Hyman photo 528. Ishmael Hyman WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Alex Barnes photo 529. Alex Barnes RB - FA (BYE)
Tim Boyle photo 530. Tim Boyle QB - GB (at DET)
Matt Barkley photo 531. Matt Barkley QB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Chad Williams photo 532. Chad Williams WR - IND (at JAC)
James O'Shaughnessy photo 533. James O'Shaughnessy TE - JAC (vs . IND)
Dylan Cantrell photo 534. Dylan Cantrell WR - LAC (at KC)
DeAndre Carter photo 535. DeAndre Carter WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Shaun Wilson photo 536. Shaun Wilson RB - WAS (at DAL)
Dwayne Allen photo 537. Dwayne Allen TE - FA (BYE)
Deontay Burnett photo 538. Deontay Burnett WR - SF (at SEA)
Eli Rogers photo 539. Eli Rogers WR - FA (BYE)
Logan Paulsen photo 540. Logan Paulsen TE - FA (BYE)
Blaine Gabbert photo 541. Blaine Gabbert QB - TB (vs . ATL)
Brice Butler photo 542. Brice Butler WR - FA (BYE)
Jeff Driskel photo 543. Jeff Driskel QB - DET (vs . GB)
Anthony Johnson photo 544. Anthony Johnson WR - LAC (at KC)
Kaden Smith photo 545. Kaden Smith TE - NYG (vs . PHI)
Juwann Winfree photo 546. Juwann Winfree WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
Dwayne Harris photo 547. Dwayne Harris WR - OAK (at DEN)
Brandon Powell photo 548. Brandon Powell WR - ATL (at TB)
Marcell Ateman photo 549. Marcell Ateman WR - OAK (at DEN)
Auden Tate photo 550. Auden Tate WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Austin Carr photo 551. Austin Carr WR - NO (at CAR)