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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Rest of Season Rankings

Derrick Henry Note
Derrick Henry photo 1. Derrick Henry RB - TEN (at HOU)
If you're a team that's in the playoffs, you should be trading for Derrick Henry. He's likely going to be a fantasy MVP this year with matchups against the Jaguars, Lions, and Packers in Weeks 14-16. Those might be three of the five best matchups a running back can ask for, and Henry always picks up steam in December.
34 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 2. Dalvin Cook RB - MIN (at DET)
Cook has been utterly dominant since returning from his groin injury, getting an absurd workload and putting up even more ridiculous production. The Vikings' schedule isn't great to close out the season, particularly during the fantasy playoffs, but don't kid yourself. Cook should be valued as a top-two back going forward.
37 weeks ago
Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 3. Aaron Jones RB - GB (at CHI)
Jones still isn't seeing quite the snaps of other running backs in his range fantasy-wise, but it doesn't matter. His absurd performance against the Lions notwithstanding, Jones should be locked in as an RB1 every single week, as he is heavily involved whenever he's on the field and gets the goal-line work. Your buy-low window has slammed shut.
44 weeks ago
Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 4. Alvin Kamara RB - NO (at CAR)
Those preseason concerns over Kamara seem foolish now, as he's totaled four touchdowns and four receptions through the Saints' first two games. He's the key cog in the New Orleans offense right now, especially with Michael Thomas battling a high-ankle sprain, and he should continue to be a top-four back in fantasy so long as he remains healthy.
44 weeks ago
Nick Chubb Note
Nick Chubb photo 5. Nick Chubb RB - CLE (vs . PIT)
Chubb will return from his MCL injury in Week 10, as expected. He should immediately be considered a solid RB1, particularly since Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a season-ending injury in Chubb's absence. That should force the Browns to lean into the running game even more now that Chubb and Kareem Hunt can go back to splitting the workload.
37 weeks ago
David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 6. David Montgomery RB - CHI (vs . GB)
If you're looking to trade for a running back, or add some depth before the trade deadline, making a move for Montgomery would make sense. He's not someone fantasy managers are excited to roster, as he just doesn't offer any upside. However, we constantly look at rankings and think, "I really don't love this player, but given the state of the running back position, he's ranked as a top-25 option." Montgomery's schedule from Week 13-16 was among the best in football, as it already began against the Lions, with the Texans, Vikings, and Jaguars on deck. He can be a role player on a fantasy championship team.
34 weeks ago
Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 7. Davante Adams WR - GB (at CHI)
Adams looked healthy in his return to the lineup in Week 6, and should immediately regain his status as one of the top-two fantasy receivers. His combination of skill, target share, and elite quarterback play makes him as much of a guarantee as anyone at the position.
40 weeks ago
Tyreek Hill Note
Tyreek Hill photo 8. Tyreek Hill WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Hill doesn't get the targets that some of the other top receivers do - he has seen exactly six targets in four of his five games - and he has yet to top 100 yards receiving. But he's scored in every game this season and is a threat to reach the end zone anytime he touches the ball. He's a top-three options most week and going forward.
41 weeks ago
Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 9. Josh Jacobs RB - LV (at DEN)
Jacobs had an excellent rookie season, despite missing three games with injury. He flashed explosiveness and the ability to continue to gain yards after contact. To the extent there was a downside, it's that he barely factored in as a receiver (just 27 targets). Although he's expressed a desire to be far more involved in the passing game, the presence of pass-catching running backs, including Jalen Richard, makes that less likely, though the recent trade of Lynn Bowden Jr. helps Jacobs' cause in that regard. Regardless of any increased work in the passing game, Jacob should have a workhorse role and be drafted as a borderline RB1.
46 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 10. Austin Ekeler RB - LAC (at KC)
Ekeler suffered a Grade-2 hamstring injury and a hyperextended knee in Week 4 and has been placed on IR and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It's a huge blow for the Chargers and, of course, Ekeler. He'll go on IR, where fantasy managers should obviously find a way to stash him.
42 weeks ago
Calvin Ridley Note
Calvin Ridley photo 11. Calvin Ridley WR - ATL (at TB)
Ridley's start to the season is almost comical at this point, with 239 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He might be the best receiver to roster in Atlanta, but even if he's not, he's a locked in WR1 going forward.
44 weeks ago
Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 12. Stefon Diggs WR - BUF (vs . MIA)
Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 13. Travis Kelce TE - KC (vs . LAC)
Kelce caught all six of his targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in the opener against the Texans. He's a dominant force at the position and at worst the second option at tight end. Absent injury, it should be another fantastic season for Kelce and pretty much every part of the Chiefs offense.
46 weeks ago
Chris Carson Note
Chris Carson photo 14. Chris Carson RB - SEA (at SF)
Carson looks to be good to go despite his ugly-looking knee injury in Week 3. He isn't getting quite the volume on the ground that fantasy managers expected with the "let Russ cook" movement winning out, but his involvement in the passing game and overall efficiency of the Seattle offense keeps him locked in RB2 status.
43 weeks ago
D.K. Metcalf Note
D.K. Metcalf photo 15. D.K. Metcalf WR - SEA (at SF)
DeAndre Hopkins Note
DeAndre Hopkins photo 16. DeAndre Hopkins WR - ARI (at LAR)
Other than in Week 4 when Hopkins was battling an ankle injury, he has been everything his fantasy managers could have hoped for thus far. He has at least 137 yards or a touchdown in all four of his other games, and is getting an enormous target share each and every week. If he's not the top receiver on your board rest of season, he shouldn't be lower than second.
41 weeks ago
A.J. Brown Note
A.J. Brown photo 17. A.J. Brown WR - TEN (at HOU)
Brown has been excellent since returning from the bone bruise in his knee, and he looks to be nearly fully recovered. The Titans have been outstanding offensively with Brown in the lineup, and Derrick Henry's success in the running game only helps to set up the pass. Brown should be viewed as a low-end WR1 going forward.
40 weeks ago
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 18. Miles Sanders RB - PHI (vs . WAS)
Sanders will return from his injury in Week 10, as expected, and should be a full-go against the Giants. He should immediately be viewed as an RB1 going forward.
37 weeks ago
J.K. Dobbins Note
J.K. Dobbins photo 19. J.K. Dobbins RB - BAL (at CIN)
Dobbins has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list after testing positive for COVID-19 and will miss at least Week 12's game against the Steelers. He looked to be taking control of the backfield before this news, so keep him rostered and look for him to contribute down the stretch when he returns.
35 weeks ago
D'Andre Swift Note
D'Andre Swift photo 20. D'Andre Swift RB - DET (vs . MIN)
The draft capital the Lions spent on Swift suggested that he'd take the lion's share of the running back touches in Detroit even with the presence of Adrian Peterson. But Swift has battled injury and missed two weeks of practice heading into the season, and word is that the Detroit coaching staff preferred a committee approach to the backfield. With the Lions now signing Adrian Peterson, it's hard to see Swift getting a big workload early on even if he is healthy. He'll likely eventually be the back you want to roster in Detroit and should certainly be drafted as a low-end Flex play, but be prepared to ride with other options for the first several weeks of the season.
46 weeks ago
Jonathan Taylor Note
Jonathan Taylor photo 21. Jonathan Taylor RB - IND (vs . JAC)
Taylor has simply not been able to find consistent fantasy-relevancy after Marlon Mack's injury. The Colts prefer to rotate Taylor, Nyheim Hines, and Jordan Wilkins, and it's unclear which, if any, will succeed in any given week. Roster Taylor, but it's impossible to start him unless things change soon.
37 weeks ago
Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 22. Justin Jefferson WR - MIN (at DET)
Allen Robinson II Note
Allen Robinson II photo 23. Allen Robinson II WR - CHI (vs . GB)
We all know the Bears are a pass-happy team and that Robinson is among the league leaders in targets, right? When you take that and add in his playoff schedule, Robinson should be a top-10 receiver for the fantasy playoffs. He'll go against the Texans, Vikings, and Jaguars in Weeks 14-16. None of those matchups scare you. Instead, they entice you.
37 weeks ago
Terry McLaurin Note
Terry McLaurin photo 24. Terry McLaurin WR - WAS (at PHI)
Keenan Allen Note
Keenan Allen photo 25. Keenan Allen WR - LAC (at KC)
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 26. Adam Thielen WR - MIN (at DET)
Brandon Aiyuk Note
Brandon Aiyuk photo 27. Brandon Aiyuk WR - SF (vs . SEA)
Mike Evans Note
Mike Evans photo 28. Mike Evans WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Evans looked just fine in Week 2 after battling a hamstring injury coming in, catching seven of 10 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown. Tom Brady doesn't hesitate to look his way, so fantasy managers should value him as a top-10 option going forward, and start him each and every week without hesitation.
44 weeks ago
David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 29. David Johnson RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Johnson has been placed on IR after suffering a concussion in Week 9. He'll miss a minimum of three games. It's unusual for a player to be ruled out for three games so quickly after a concussion, but given where the Texans are in the standings, they're likely just being overly cautious. Stash Johnson if you can, but he won't be able to help you until at least close to the fantasy playoffs.
37 weeks ago
Robert Woods Note
Robert Woods photo 30. Robert Woods WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
There is a pretty big disconnect between what the average fantasy football player thinks about Woods and what the expert consensus thinks about him, with the latter being significantly higher. Woods scored just three touchdowns last year but there is bound to be positive regression, and he's seen at least 130 targets in each of the last two years. With Brandin Cooks gone, and with how Woods came on toward the second half of the season, he's much closer to a WR1 than fantasy managers are giving him credit for.
46 weeks ago
Kenyan Drake Note
Kenyan Drake photo 31. Kenyan Drake RB - LV (at DEN)
Drake hasn't been quite as dominant as expected in the early going of the season, with the Cardinals leaning into the pass a bit more than expected and Kyler Murray stealing some rushing touchdowns. But Drake's floor is high given hi workload, and in the right matchup, he should still put up big numbers. Expect him to perform as a strong RB2 for the rest of the season.
43 weeks ago
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 32. Darren Waller TE - LV (at DEN)
Waller should be the fifth tight end off the board, but fantasy managers should temper their expectations a bit. The Raiders added Jason Witten, Henry Ruggs, Lynn Bowden, and Bryan Edwards, so there will be plenty of more competition for targets. Also, remember, last season, the Raiders assumed they'd have Antonio Brown and then had to coordinate a new offensive gameplan on the fly. With their new additions, the Raiders have had months to figure out how to involve them in their offense, so Waller's usage and target share should likely decrease. Again, he should be the fifth tight end off the board, but he might not be worth the draft capital you'll need to spend to acquire him given the later options available at the position.
46 weeks ago
Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 33. Mark Andrews TE - BAL (at CIN)
After a monstrous Week 1, Andrews has been quiet for the last two weeks, with just 51 yards receiving total. He did have a near-touchdown in Week 3 and he's still clearly a favorite target of Lamar Jackson. But perhaps the excitement level after Week 1 was a bit high, and he'll remain the outstanding but inconsistent option we saw in 2019.
43 weeks ago
Melvin Gordon III Note
Melvin Gordon III photo 34. Melvin Gordon III RB - DEN (vs . LV)
Gordon had two touchdowns against the Dolphins in Week 11, and re-established himself as, at a minimum, a viable fantasy asset. He'll continue to split time with Phillip Lindsay, but he should see enough volume to be borderline startable most weeks.
35 weeks ago
Kareem Hunt Note
Kareem Hunt photo 35. Kareem Hunt RB - CLE (vs . PIT)
With Nick Chubb's knee injury, Hunt should be good to go as a borderline RB1 going forward. It's doubtful he'll suddenly start seeing 25 touches per week, but his consistent workload and the Browns' rush-first philosophy should lead to outstanding production each week.
42 weeks ago
Leonard Fournette Note
Leonard Fournette photo 36. Leonard Fournette RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Fournette looked to have a prime shot at taking over the Tampa Bay backfield, but he floundered in Week 3 and will miss at least Week 4 with an ankle injury. Depending on the severity, Fournette still may be the back to roster long-term for the Bucs. But for now, he's on the outside looking in, regardless of the injury.
43 weeks ago
Chris Godwin Note
Chris Godwin photo 37. Chris Godwin WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Godwin has battled various injuries all year but is playing through his fractured finger and looks good to go going forward. Godwin may cede some targets to Antonio Brown, but he's still the best WR to roster in Tampa Bay and should be considered a solid WR2 going forward.
37 weeks ago
D.J. Moore Note
D.J. Moore photo 38. D.J. Moore WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Diontae Johnson Note
Diontae Johnson photo 39. Diontae Johnson WR - PIT (at CLE)
Johnson is in the concussion protocol after a hard hit in Week 3, but he'll get an extra week to recover after the Steelers' game against the Titans in Week 4 was postponed. There's nothing to suggest that Johnson's availability is threatened for Week 5, so for now, those rostering him appear to have dodged a bullet.
43 weeks ago
Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 40. Brandin Cooks WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Cooks played through his quad injury during the opening game against the Chiefs, but his snaps were limited and he had minimal production. If the Texans were just being cautious with him and he's a full-go for Week 2, then he should be a fine WR3 option. But, until he's fully recovered from his quad injury, he's not someone to target.
46 weeks ago
Cooper Kupp Note
Cooper Kupp photo 41. Cooper Kupp WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Tyler Lockett Note
Tyler Lockett photo 42. Tyler Lockett WR - SEA (at SF)
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 43. T.J. Hockenson TE - DET (vs . MIN)
Hockenson battled injuries throughout his rookie season bit is extremely talented, seeing a high average depth of target and more than a 14% target share. He's a potential breakout candidate but there's been some pessimism on his recovery from his ankle injury, and he admitted at the start of camp that he's not 100%. Monitor his progress but unless he's fully recovered, he's not worth drafting against other TE2s going in the same area, such as Jonnu Smith and Jack Doyle.
46 weeks ago
Julio Jones Note
Julio Jones photo 44. Julio Jones WR - TEN (at HOU)
Wayne Gallman Note
Wayne Gallman photo 45. Wayne Gallman RB - SF (vs . SEA)
Amari Cooper Note
Amari Cooper photo 46. Amari Cooper WR - DAL (at NYG)
Mike Davis Note
Mike Davis photo 47. Mike Davis RB - ATL (at TB)
Davis should be in line to see the majority of touches in the Carolina backfield when Christian McCaffrey on IR with a high-ankle sprain. Davis won't replace McCaffrey's production, but his ability to chip in as a pass-catcher should give him a fairly high floor. In the right matchup, he should earn RB2 status.
44 weeks ago
Robby Anderson Note
Robby Anderson photo 48. Robby Anderson WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Anderson has seen a boatload of targets over the first two games, and there's little reason to expect that to stop anytime soon. The Panthers should be playing from behind in nearly every game, and Teddy Bridgewater will need to throw early and often. So long as Anderson continues to see the targets, he should be considered a borderline WR3, at worst.
44 weeks ago
Darrell Henderson Note
Darrell Henderson photo 49. Darrell Henderson RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Remember how we saw Ronald Jones' fantasy value disappear overnight? The same thing has started to happen to Henderson, who's stuck in a three-way timeshare with Malcolm Brown and Cam Akers. On top of that, the Rams have the fifth-hardest remaining schedule in football.
35 weeks ago
J.D. McKissic Note
J.D. McKissic photo 50. J.D. McKissic RB - WAS (at PHI)
Jarvis Landry Note
Jarvis Landry photo 51. Jarvis Landry WR - CLE (vs . PIT)
Curtis Samuel Note
Curtis Samuel photo 52. Curtis Samuel WR - WAS (at PHI)
Le'Veon Bell Note
Le'Veon Bell photo 53. Le'Veon Bell RB - FA (BYE)
Bell signed with the Chiefs on October 15th, and will now be the 1B to Clyde Edwards-Helaire's 1A. It wasn't the best spot for Bell to land, in that there is a younger and more talented back ahead of him. But he'll play for an elite offense, one that is capable of utilizing his skill set. Consider Bell a strong Flex play going forward.
41 weeks ago
Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 54. Tony Pollard RB - DAL (at NYG)
Myles Gaskin Note
Myles Gaskin photo 55. Myles Gaskin RB - MIA (at BUF)
Gaskin will be out until at least Week 12 after being placed on IR. The young back had established himself as a strong RB2 in recent weeks, and considering that the Dolphins are in playoff contention, they'll likely put their top options out there, so Gaskin should be in line for the vast majority of the RB touches in Miami upon his return. That will put him squarely in the RB2 conversation once again.
37 weeks ago
Corey Davis Note
Corey Davis photo 56. Corey Davis WR - NYJ (at NE)
Davis was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on October 7th, meaning he's likely out for at least a game, depending on whether the Titans can play against the Bills in Week 5. For now, there's no reason to roster Davis with A.J. Brown returning and the Titans' situation.
42 weeks ago
Chase Edmonds Note
Chase Edmonds photo 57. Chase Edmonds RB - ARI (at LAR)
Edmonds enters the season in a familiar spot - as a fairly decent handcuff who could have enormous value (such as in Week 7 against the Giants last year) if the starter gets injured. Absent an injury to Kenyan Drake, Edmonds should see only a handful of touches per game and provide little fantasy value. If Drake does get injured, however, Edmonds has the chance to excel, given the Cardinals' addition of DeAndre Hopkins likely opening up running lanes, along with another year of growth from Kyler Murray. He's worth drafting as a handcuff in deeper formats.
46 weeks ago
Marvin Jones Jr. Note
Marvin Jones Jr. photo 58. Marvin Jones Jr. WR - JAC (at IND)
Jones has barely been involved in the Lions offense through four weeks, and with a bye week on tap, he can be dropped in most leagues. With few targets and an offense that lacks explosiveness, it is doubtful that Jones can work himself into startable territory again.
42 weeks ago
T.Y. Hilton Note
T.Y. Hilton photo 59. T.Y. Hilton WR - IND (vs . JAC)
With Andrew Luck as his quarterback, Hilton has averaged nearly 80 yards per game and topped 100 yards receiving 34% of the time. Without Luck, Hilton has averaged just over 58 yards per game, and topped 100 yards receiving just 14% of the time. Philip Rivers is an upgrade over Jacoby Brissett, so Hilton's numbers should look closer to the ones he put up with Luck, rather than those without him. But given Rivers' decline last season, it's still better to think of Hilton as only a borderline WR2 at best.
46 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard Note
Giovani Bernard photo 60. Giovani Bernard RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Had Bernard not missed six games in 2016 that artificially kept his numbers down, he'd be coming off three straight years of declining touches. As it is, he's been nothing more than a change-of-pace back for the last two seasons, who occasionally factors into the passing game but rarely does anything noteworthy. Even with an injury to Joe Mixon, it's doubtful that Bernard would carry the load himself given his age and size, so he's best ignored in fantasy circles.
46 weeks ago
Salvon Ahmed Note
Salvon Ahmed photo 61. Salvon Ahmed RB - MIA (at BUF)
JuJu Smith-Schuster Note
JuJu Smith-Schuster photo 62. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR - PIT (at CLE)
Smith-Schuster saw only six targets against the Giants but caught all six and turned two of them into touchdowns. Although Ben Roethlisberger looked rusty to start, once he found his groove, the entire Steelers offense looked strong, including Smith-Schuster. He looks likely to justify his status as a borderline WR1 coming into the season, with upside for even more.
45 weeks ago
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 63. Latavius Murray RB - NO (at CAR)
When you make a trade for someone like Murray, you're trading for someone his manager views as a bye-week filler or RB4 option. Now that most bye weeks are out of the way, your goal should be to collect as many league-winners on your bench as possible. If Alvin Kamara were to miss any time, Murray would be an every-week RB1, which is worth much more than Murray's bye week filler/RB4 pricetag. His schedule isn't going to allow you to start him right now, but we're not acquiring him to be a starter right now.
37 weeks ago
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 64. Devin Singletary RB - BUF (vs . MIA)
Nyheim Hines Note
Nyheim Hines photo 65. Nyheim Hines RB - IND (vs . JAC)
Hines went from being heavily involved in Week 1 to playing 12% of the snaps and totaling just one touch in Week 2. His value lies somewhere in between, so try to hold him on your roster if you can, particularly in PPR formats.
44 weeks ago
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 66. Hunter Henry TE - NE (vs . NYJ)
Henry dealt with an injury yet again last season, but he was productive when he was able to play. Playing 12 games, he had the most targets, receptions, and yardage of his career. The departure of Philip Rivers, however, will likely do no favors for Henry, as the veteran quarterback historically targeted his tight ends heavily. Although Tyrod Taylor targeted Charles Clay often in Buffalo, he's almost certainly going to throw the ball less than Rivers did, meaning Henry is likely to see a dip in targets. He should still be valued as a TE1, but his stock has dimmed a bit with the change in quarterback.
46 weeks ago
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 67. Noah Fant TE - DEN (vs . LV)
Fant suffered a sprained ankle against the Jets in Week 4 and is expected to at least miss Week 5's game against the Patriots. He's week-to-week after that, and considering how well he played and the likely return of Drew Lock, fantasy managers should do their best to hold onto him, as he's likely a top-12 option when he returns.
43 weeks ago
Chase Claypool Note
Chase Claypool photo 68. Chase Claypool WR - PIT (at CLE)
Gus Edwards Note
Gus Edwards photo 69. Gus Edwards RB - BAL (at CIN)
Frank Gore Note
Frank Gore photo 70. Frank Gore RB - FA (BYE)
Gore played second fiddle in terms of snaps to Lamical Perine in the Jets' first game since Le'Veon Bell was released, but he manage to produce, totaling 70 yards on 15 touches. Eventually, you'd have to think that Gore gets less and less work as the Jets look to see what they have in Perine, but for now, Gore is a desperation Flex in bye weeks.
41 weeks ago
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 71. Phillip Lindsay RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
With Melvin Gordon potentially facing a suspension after being charged with a DUI, Lindsay looks likely to inherit a large workload, similar to what he saw last year. Now past his bye with Drew Lock back, Lindsay could find himself in RB2 territory until Gordon returns, if he does this year.
41 weeks ago
Cole Beasley Note
Cole Beasley photo 72. Cole Beasley WR - BUF (vs . MIA)
Antonio Brown Note
Antonio Brown photo 73. Antonio Brown WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Brown has reached an agreement with the Bucs, and should join them in Week 9. His exact role in the offense is unclear but he should be an immediate add in all formats for his potential alone. Selling high on him isn't a bad idea given the enormous buzz that accompanies him whenever he plays, but he's likely to at least be a startable asset going forward if you do roster him.
40 weeks ago
Benny Snell Jr. Note
Benny Snell Jr. photo 74. Benny Snell Jr. RB - PIT (at CLE)
Snell Jr. went back to his role as a backup in Week 2 with James Conner healthy. He showed in Week 1 that he can carry the load if necessary, but so long as Conner is healthy, Snell will be just a high-end backup.
44 weeks ago
Rob Gronkowski Note
Rob Gronkowski photo 75. Rob Gronkowski TE - TB (vs . ATL)
At his peak, Gronkowski was likely the greatest tight end of all time. But after a year off, fantasy manager can't expect him to simply return to his peak self, especially since he hasn't played a full season in nearly a decade. With his immense talent and back with Tom Brady, Gronkowski should still be drafted a TE1, but don't expect a full season of health or a return of the Gronk of old.
46 weeks ago
Emmanuel Sanders Note
Emmanuel Sanders photo 76. Emmanuel Sanders WR - BUF (vs . MIA)
Sanders will miss Week 8's game against the Bears, as he is still on the COVID-19 reserve list. When he does return, he should provide borderline WR3 value whenever Michael Thomas is out of the lineup. Which, as of now, appears to be for the foreseeable future.
39 weeks ago
D.J. Chark Jr. Note
D.J. Chark Jr. photo 77. D.J. Chark Jr. WR - JAC (at IND)
This is the time of the year where you look to the fantasy playoffs. You aren't aiming to finish in third place, are you? The Jaguars will be playing against the Ravens in Week 15, and then the Bears in Week 16. Those are two of the worst possible matchups available to wide receivers, and we can't pretend like Chark has been ultra-consistent anyway.
37 weeks ago
James Robinson Note
James Robinson photo 78. James Robinson RB - JAC (at IND)
During the two most important weeks of the fantasy season (Weeks 15-16), he'll have matchups against the Ravens and the Bears, two matchups you don't want to see for your RB1, which is what Robinson has been to this point. He's still valuable given his workload, but he won't carry you to a fantasy championship.
35 weeks ago
Kalen Ballage Note
Kalen Ballage photo 79. Kalen Ballage RB - PIT (at CLE)
Tee Higgins Note
Tee Higgins photo 80. Tee Higgins WR - CIN (vs . BAL)
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 81. Dallas Goedert TE - PHI (vs . WAS)
Goedert will return in Week 8 from his ankle fracture. a bit earlier than expected with the Eagles on bye in Week 9. He immediately vaults in TE1 territory, particularly with Zach Ertz out.
39 weeks ago
Keke Coutee Note
Keke Coutee photo 82. Keke Coutee WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
CeeDee Lamb Note
CeeDee Lamb photo 83. CeeDee Lamb WR - DAL (at NYG)
Robert Tonyan Note
Robert Tonyan photo 84. Robert Tonyan TE - GB (at CHI)
Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 85. Sony Michel RB - NE (vs . NYJ)
Michel was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list prior to the Patriots' Week 6 game against the Broncos. It's unclear how much time he'll miss but given that he was already dealing with a quad injury, there's no reason to continue to roster Michel in redraft leagues.
41 weeks ago
Tyler Boyd Note
Tyler Boyd photo 86. Tyler Boyd WR - CIN (vs . BAL)
Jeff Wilson Jr. Note
Jeff Wilson Jr. photo 87. Jeff Wilson Jr. RB - SF (vs . SEA)
Wilson needed a lot of injuries ahead of him to have fantasy-relevance, and he has just that. With both Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman set to miss time, Wilson should factor in with Jerick McKinnon and see most of the goal-line touches. His exact role is uncertain but he is worth an add in most formats.
44 weeks ago
Todd Gurley II Note
Todd Gurley II photo 88. Todd Gurley II RB - FA (BYE)
He keeps falling into the end zone, which is what's holding up his fantasy stock, but his inefficiency cannot be ignored. Neither can his health or schedule, which ranks as the third-toughest in the NFL over the remainder of the season, including another game against the Bucs, the league's toughest matchup for running backs.
34 weeks ago
James White Note
James White photo 89. James White RB - NE (vs . NYJ)
White suffered a terrible tragedy when he lost his father in an accident shortly before the Patriots' Week 2 game against Seattle. He'll miss at least Week 3, and it's simply uncertain when he'll return to the team. In PPR leagues, White is still worth rostering, but football is and should be the least of his concerns for now.
44 weeks ago
Malcolm Brown Note
Malcolm Brown photo 90. Malcolm Brown RB - MIA (at BUF)
Brown hurt his finger in Week 2, and although he should be good to play going forward, he may have ceded the top role in the backfield to Darrell Henderson, who performed well against the Eagles. With Cam Akers nursing a rib injury, Brown is certainly worth rostering, but probably not starting absent Henderson struggling significantly.
44 weeks ago
Marquise Brown Note
Marquise Brown photo 91. Marquise Brown WR - BAL (at CIN)
Nelson Agholor Note
Nelson Agholor photo 92. Nelson Agholor WR - NE (vs . NYJ)
Agholor has never made the most of his opportunities, struggling with drops throughout his five-year career. Now with the Raiders, even if a fresh start would have done him some good, there's simply no room for him to find fantasy production. Even with Tyrell Williams out for the season, behind Henry Ruggs, and Hunter Renfrow, not to mention the presence of Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones, it's almost impossible to envision a scenario where fantasy managers are starting Agholor at any point.
46 weeks ago
Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 93. Jamaal Williams RB - DET (vs . MIN)
You may have seen Williams hit the waiver wire in some leagues. While that shouldn't happen, we know it does. Even if he's on someone's roster, go and see what it'd take to acquire him. We already know how things would go down in the Packers backfield if Jones were to miss any time, and that amounts to an RB1 in Williams. These are the types of players who win fantasy championships.
35 weeks ago
Tim Patrick Note
Tim Patrick photo 94. Tim Patrick WR - DEN (vs . LV)
Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 95. Ezekiel Elliott RB - DAL (at NYG)
Elliott continues to struggle without Dak Prescott. Whether it be the offensive line, his fumble issues, or just the futility of the offense, it's been a sub-par year for the veteran. He's still getting enough volume to be considered an RB2, but pre-season expectations are long gone.
37 weeks ago
James Conner Note
James Conner photo 96. James Conner RB - ARI (at LAR)
Conner continues to produce each and every week. He may dominate from a yards-per-carry average at every turn, but he gets plenty of goal-line looks on a team that often plays from ahead. He's a locked-in strong RB2.
42 weeks ago
Russell Gage Note
Russell Gage photo 97. Russell Gage WR - ATL (at TB)
Michael Pittman Jr. Note
Michael Pittman Jr. photo 98. Michael Pittman Jr. WR - IND (vs . JAC)
Carlos Hyde Note
Carlos Hyde photo 99. Carlos Hyde RB - JAC (at IND)
Hyde had a surprisingly effective year with Houston, despite joining the team just before the season started. He saw 245 carries and averaged 4.4 yards per carry, proving useful in fantasy despite not factoring into the passing game at all. He signed late this offseason with the Seahawks, which, for now, appear to be more of a hedge for Rashaad Penny's injury rather than a chance for Hyde to supplant Chris Carson. But, given Carson's fumbling issues and hip injury, Hyde makes a decent handcuff in a run-heavy Seattle scheme.
46 weeks ago
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 100. Logan Thomas TE - WAS (at PHI)
Thomas had a big Week 1 against the Eagles, seeing plenty of targets and a high percentage of air yards. It may be a fluke, but given the dearth of reliable pass catching options for Washington, Thomas should be added in all tight-end premium leagues, at the very least. If he has another good game, he'll move up to borderline TE1 status.
45 weeks ago
DeVante Parker Note
DeVante Parker photo 101. DeVante Parker WR - MIA (at BUF)
Parker not only surprisingly played in Week 2 against the Bills, but played well, catching a touchdown pass. If he is truly past his hamstring injury then he should be a top-20 starter going forward. But wait and see how he comes out of the next week or two before moving him quite that high up your rest-of-season rankings.
44 weeks ago
Evan Engram Note
Evan Engram photo 102. Evan Engram TE - NYG (vs . DAL)
Engram is extremely talented, has one of the best rookie tight end seasons on his ledger, and is jut 25 years old. But despite all that, there are several strikes against him from a fantasy perspective. Not only has he missed 13 games the last two seasons, but he's also going to be sharing targets with Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, and Darius Slayton. He's a starting tight end for any fantasy team, but his star doesn't burn quite as bright this draft season as in previous years.
46 weeks ago
Sterling Shepard Note
Sterling Shepard photo 103. Sterling Shepard WR - NYG (vs . DAL)
Shepard is dealing with turf toe, and has been placed on IR. He wasn't all that involved in the offense when he did play in his short time this year, as Darius Slayton took a bigger role. Shepard is droppable in nearly all formats.
44 weeks ago
Jamison Crowder Note
Jamison Crowder photo 104. Jamison Crowder WR - NYJ (at NE)
Crowder returned from his hamstring injury in Week 4 to post seven catches (on 10 targets) for 104 yards. He's Sam Darnold's go-to wide receiver, and should offer an incredibly high floor so long as he's healthy, The touchdowns may not always be there, but the catches and yardage should.
43 weeks ago
Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 105. Jakobi Meyers WR - NE (vs . NYJ)
Mike Williams Note
Mike Williams photo 106. Mike Williams WR - LAC (at KC)
Williams played through a hamstring injury in Week 5 and totaled 109 yards with two touchdowns. Fantasy managers may have been concerned that Justin Herbert wouldn't highlight Williams' skills, but that clearly wasn't the case. Move Williams way up your rest-of-season rankings.
41 weeks ago
Ito Smith Note
Ito Smith photo 107. Ito Smith RB - FA (BYE)
Smith has been Devonta Freeman's primary backup for two years, but has never seen more than 14 touches in a game. He'll again play second fiddle in Atlanta, this time to Todd Gurley. Even if Gurley were to get injured, however, Smith would likely split time with Brian Hill, making him only a low-end handcuff who isn't worth rostering in fantasy leagues.
46 weeks ago
Jerry Jeudy Note
Jerry Jeudy photo 108. Jerry Jeudy WR - DEN (vs . LV)
You won't find a bigger Jeudy fan than me, but if you're looking ahead on his fantasy schedule, there are going to be tough times. After what was a tough matchup against the Saints, he'll play the Chiefs (4th-worst matchup for wide receivers), Panthers (9th-worst), Bills (7th-worst), and then Chargers (8th-worst).
35 weeks ago
Christian Kirk Note
Christian Kirk photo 109. Christian Kirk WR - ARI (at LAR)
Kirk will miss at least Week 3 with a groin injury. He hasn't been heavily involved with the offense even when healthy, so fantasy managers aren't missing much. Kirk is droppable, though there's no shame in continuing to roster him for now to see how the Cardinals offense develops over time.
44 weeks ago
John Brown Note
John Brown photo 110. John Brown WR - LV (at DEN)
Brown will miss Week 7's game against the Jets with a knee injury. Although he played in Week 6, he was entirely a non-factor, and he looks like he hasn't been healthy in several weeks. Brown has shown enough to be considered a starter in fantasy leagues when healthy, so fantasy managers should try to continue to roster him if they have the room.
40 weeks ago
Ronald Jones II Note
Ronald Jones II photo 111. Ronald Jones II RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Jones had a very solid Week 1 against a tough Saints run defense, so much so that he's almost certainly earned himself the biggest piece of the running back pie going forward. He's always a missed blitz pickup or a fumble away from losing time, but so long as he has the job, he's a solid Flex play, particularly in soft matchups.
45 weeks ago
Chad Hansen Note
Chad Hansen photo 112. Chad Hansen WR - DET (vs . MIN)
Tyron Johnson Note
Tyron Johnson photo 113. Tyron Johnson WR - LAC (at KC)
Peyton Barber Note
Peyton Barber photo 114. Peyton Barber RB - WAS (at PHI)
Barber never found sustained success with the Bucs, and will now try his hand with the Washington. Washington has a below-average offense with a sub-par offensive line, but his competition for touches has decreased significantly without Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice. He'll still be competing for touches with J.D. McKissic, Antonio Gibson, and Bryce Love, but there;s a decent chance he seems some early down work. Still, he's only worth drafting as a bench option.
46 weeks ago
Darius Slayton Note
Darius Slayton photo 115. Darius Slayton WR - NYG (vs . DAL)
Slayton had a monstrous Week 1 against the Steelers with two touchdown passes, and looked to have a great rapport with Daniel Jones. Golden Tate was out for the game, and there are plenty of mouths to feed for the Giants, but Slayton immediately moves into close to WR3 range, and another big performance would firmly plant him an every-week starter.
45 weeks ago
Eric Ebron Note
Eric Ebron photo 116. Eric Ebron TE - PIT (at CLE)
Adrian Peterson Note
Adrian Peterson photo 117. Adrian Peterson RB - FA (BYE)
Peterson had a great first game with the Lions, dominating the carries and factoring into the passing game. Eventually, D'Andre Swift should take over the lead role, but for now, expect Peterson to lead the backfield in touches. That's not the mot desirable situation for fantasy, but it's also not something that can be entirely ignored. Add Peterson if he's available and start him if you're utterly desperate.
45 weeks ago
Jalen Reagor Note
Jalen Reagor photo 118. Jalen Reagor WR - PHI (vs . WAS)
Reagor will return in Week 8 against the Cowboys, a bit earlier than expected after he tore the UCL in his thumb. With DeSean Jackson likely out for the season, the road is clear for Reagor to have a large role in an Eagles offense desperate for playmakers. Consider him a WR4 for now.
39 weeks ago
Rashard Higgins Note
Rashard Higgins photo 119. Rashard Higgins WR - CLE (vs . PIT)
Darrel Williams Note
Darrel Williams photo 120. Darrel Williams RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Gabriel Davis Note
Gabriel Davis photo 121. Gabriel Davis WR - BUF (vs . MIA)
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 122. Hayden Hurst TE - ATL (at TB)
Hurst rarely played even half the snaps with Baltimore, but he was sixth in yards per target last year and was PFF's eighth-highest graded tight end. Dirk Koetter's offense likes to target the tight end, as Austin Hooper saw 60 targets through eight games last year and Tony Gonzalez saw 118 targets per season under Koetter. Add in that Hurst is likely to run routes out of the slot this year and Hurst's first year with the Falcons should be a big one.
46 weeks ago
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 123. Boston Scott RB - PHI (vs . WAS)
Miles Sanders got a huge boost when the Eagles opted not to sign a notable free agent running back, but Scott's stock has somehow still remained too low. Yes, there were plenty of injuries, but Scott averaged 87.5 yards from scrimmage over the last four games last season and would be in line for significant touches should anything happen to Sanders, who is already battling an injury (Scott had 23 touches in Week 17 after Sanders was injured). Scott should be in line for upwards of 10 touches per game anyway, and also offers the upside of being a locked-in fantasy starter should Sanders get hurt. He's being undervalued by the fantasy community.
46 weeks ago
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 124. Jonnu Smith TE - NE (vs . NYJ)
Smith is one of the more intriguing names to be outside of the TE1 range. He is one of the most efficient tight ends in the game, and has a clear road to targets at the position now that Delanie Walker is no longer in his way. The problem is that there aren't all that many targets to go around in Tennessee, and Smith's targets have rarely come around the end zone. If that changes, then he's certainly got a shot at being fantasy-relevant. For now, however, he should be drafted as a TE1 only in 15-team leagues or larger or those that reward bonus points for tight ends.
46 weeks ago
Austin Hooper Note
Austin Hooper photo 125. Austin Hooper TE - CLE (vs . PIT)
Hooper underwent an appendectomy prior to Week 7, and will miss at least one game, but likely more. He had begun to see plenty of targets from Baker Mayfield and was slowly establishing himself as a borderline TE1. Move on from Hooper if you need to, but he'll likely provide value late in the season.
40 weeks ago
Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 126. Jared Cook TE - LAC (at KC)
Cook's will miss Week 4 with a groin injury he suffered against the Packers. The severity is unclear, but given that he couldn't even muster a limited practice this week, his availability for Week 5 has to be considered questionable at this point. Monitor his progress, but make other short-, and potentially long-term arrangements.
43 weeks ago
Breshad Perriman Note
Breshad Perriman photo 127. Breshad Perriman WR - DET (vs . MIN)
Perriman injured his ankle in Week 2 and will miss at least a week or two. There's no reason to roster him in fantasy leagues at this point, so drop him for someone with more upside.
44 weeks ago
Christian McCaffrey Note
Christian McCaffrey photo 128. Christian McCaffrey RB - CAR (vs . NO)
McCaffrey performed extremely well in his first game back, but unfortunately, suffered a shoulder injury and will miss at least Week 10's game against the Bucs. There is optimism that McCaffrey can return in Week 11, so fantasy managers rostering him should hold tight if they can afford to find a fill-in this week.
37 weeks ago
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 129. Matt Breida RB - BUF (vs . MIA)
KJ Hamler Note
KJ Hamler photo 130. KJ Hamler WR - DEN (vs . LV)
Hamler suffered a hamstring injury in Week 4, and may need to miss some time. With Courtland Sutton's injury, the door is open for Hamler to produce, but he'll obviously need to prove himself healthy. With plenty of options at the position, fantasy managers can move on if they need to.
43 weeks ago
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 131. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - GB (at CHI)
With injuries abound last season, Valdes-Scantling had his opportunities, but couldn't take advantage. Despite playing in all 16 games, he caught just 26 passes and scored two touchdowns. He fell behind Allen Lazard on the depth chart, and with the addition of Devin Funchess, it appeared that Valdes-Scantling wasn't likely to see the field all that much absent an injury. But now, with Funchess opting out, there's at least a plausible, albeit unlikely, path to fantasy-relevance. He's a late-round dart throw, but that's all.
46 weeks ago
Denzel Mims Note
Denzel Mims photo 132. Denzel Mims WR - NYJ (at NE)
A.J. Green Note
A.J. Green photo 133. A.J. Green WR - ARI (at LAR)
Michael Gallup Note
Michael Gallup photo 134. Michael Gallup WR - DAL (at NYG)
Antonio Gibson Note
Antonio Gibson photo 135. Antonio Gibson RB - WAS (at PHI)
It might not be a bad time to sell Gibson, as his schedule is about to take a turn for the worse. He played against the Giants (twice), Cowboys (twice), Lions, and Bengals over five of his last six games, which have led to great fantasy days. Unfortunately, we don't have that in Weeks 14-15, as he will play the 49ers and Seahawks in those games. Not only are those tough matchups on the ground, but Washington is likely to be in a negative gamescript, which doesn't bode well for Gibson's role.
34 weeks ago
Keelan Cole Sr. Note
Keelan Cole Sr. photo 136. Keelan Cole Sr. WR - NYJ (at NE)
Cole has scored in each of his first two games of the NFL season, hauling in 11 of his 12 targets for 105 yards. The Jacksonville offense is suddenly something that fantasy managers should want a part of, and that includes Cole. He's not someone to start just yet, but he's certainly someone to add off the waiver wire if you have room.
44 weeks ago
Dare Ogunbowale Note
Dare Ogunbowale photo 137. Dare Ogunbowale RB - JAC (at IND)
Allen Lazard Note
Allen Lazard photo 138. Allen Lazard WR - GB (at CHI)
Lazard was having a breakout year, but is now dealing with a core muscle injury which required surgery. His exact timetable isn't known, but expect him to miss several weeks at least. Stash him on IR if you can, but don't be afraid to move on if you're in a roster crunch.
43 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins Note
Sammy Watkins photo 139. Sammy Watkins WR - BAL (at CIN)
Another Week 1, another big Watkins performance. He saw nine targets and had seven catches for 82 yards and a touchdown, and looked to be the clear number two wide receiver in a dynamic Chiefs offense. We've seen Watkins fool us early before, but to the extent he's on your waiver-wire, he should be added immediately.
46 weeks ago
Laviska Shenault Jr. Note
Laviska Shenault Jr. photo 140. Laviska Shenault Jr. WR - JAC (at IND)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Note
Clyde Edwards-Helaire photo 141. Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 142. Zach Ertz TE - PHI (vs . WAS)
Ertz injured his ankle in Week 6 and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. It's been an incredibly disappointing season for the veteran thus far, though there's some reason for optimism when he returns to full health, as the schedule lightens up considerably and the Eagles should get back some other pass-catchers who will lighten the load for Ertz. Still, given the timetable, he can be dropped in redraft leagues if you're in any sort of a roster crunch.
40 weeks ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 143. George Kittle TE - SF (vs . SEA)
Kittle banged up his knee in Week 1 and will miss at least two games. The good news is that the injury doesn't sound serious, and Kittle has suggested he could play through the injury if necessary. For the short term, those managers rostering Kittle need a replacement, but think about upcoming matchups for the next week or two only, rather than a season-long outlook.
44 weeks ago
Darnell Mooney Note
Darnell Mooney photo 144. Darnell Mooney WR - CHI (vs . GB)
Devontae Booker Note
Devontae Booker photo 145. Devontae Booker RB - NYG (vs . DAL)
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 146. Alexander Mattison RB - MIN (at DET)
Mattison flopped in a soft matchup against the Falcons, and with a bye on tap in Week 7 and Dalvin Cook's injury looking mild, Mattison may have wasted his one shot at fantasy relevance this year. Continue to roster him as a handcuff despite his disappointing effort against Atlanta, but you obviously can't take a chance on starting him unless Cook misses the game.
41 weeks ago
Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 147. Tevin Coleman RB - NYJ (at NE)
Hunter Renfrow Note
Hunter Renfrow photo 148. Hunter Renfrow WR - LV (at DEN)
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 149. Damien Harris RB - NE (vs . NYJ)
Harris came of the IR in Week 4 to rumble for 100 yards, and looked every bit the part of the lead back for the Patriots. But Rex Burkhead and James White will factor in, as will Sony Michel once he comes off IR. Roster Harris, and start him as a Flex option for now, but when Cam Newton comes back, it's unlikely that Harris will see much goal-line work, making him a risky weekly play.
42 weeks ago
Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 150. Joe Mixon RB - CIN (vs . BAL)
Mixon will be out until at least Week 14 after being placed on IR with his foot sprain. His slow recovery has been frustrating for him and the Bengals, but if his fantasy managers remain in contention, he seems likely to contribute down the stretch.
35 weeks ago
Jerick McKinnon Note
Jerick McKinnon photo 151. Jerick McKinnon RB - KC (vs . LAC)
McKinnon has looked very good in his limited touches, and he should get the chance at a more featured role with both Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman set to miss time. McKinnon is not going to be a workhorse back - not given his size and how much time he has missed because of injuries. But he's a must-add in nearly all formats, and should be in line for a 15-touch role at least until Mostert returns.
44 weeks ago
Brian Hill Note
Brian Hill photo 152. Brian Hill RB - TEN (at HOU)
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 153. Joshua Kelley RB - LAC (at KC)
Kelley didn't get it done in his first shot after Austin Ekeler's injury. He played just 35% of the snaps and gained just 38 total yards against the Saints. The Chargers have a bye in Week 6 so fantasy managers will need to wait to see whether this was a one-off or a trend, but it will be difficult to trust Kelley going forward until we see both increased usage and better production.
41 weeks ago
Cam Akers Note
Cam Akers photo 154. Cam Akers RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Mecole Hardman Note
Mecole Hardman photo 155. Mecole Hardman WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Hardman played just 30% of he snaps in Week 1, and is essentially in a rotation with Demarcus Robinson for the third receiver spot with the Chiefs. He'll need an injury to someone in front of him to be fantasy viable.
46 weeks ago
Alfred Morris Note
Alfred Morris photo 156. Alfred Morris RB - FA (BYE)
Lynn Bowden Jr. Note
Lynn Bowden Jr. photo 157. Lynn Bowden Jr. WR - MIA (at BUF)
Bowden Jr. was traded to the Dolphins on September 5th. The Raiders signing of Theo Riddick was, in hindsight, a sign that Bowden may have been struggling to pick up the offense. It's unclear what his role will be with the Dolphins, but it's unlikely that he'll be fantasy relevant in 2020.
46 weeks ago
Kerryon Johnson Note
Kerryon Johnson photo 158. Kerryon Johnson RB - PHI (vs . WAS)
James Washington Note
James Washington photo 159. James Washington WR - PIT (at CLE)
Throw out everything that happened for any Steelers receiver in 2019. The combination of Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges would (and did) sink any pass-catcher they came across. With Ben Roethlisberger back under center, there's some optimism as a vertical threat, but he's certainly been passed by Diontae Johnson in terms of "breakout Steelers receivers." With Chase Claypool also in tow, Washington's chances of fantasy relevancy seem dim, and he's more of a "handcuff" receiver to Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster.
46 weeks ago
Kenny Golladay Note
Kenny Golladay photo 160. Kenny Golladay WR - NYG (vs . DAL)
Golladay is week-to-week with a hip injury he sustained in Week 8. The exact nature and severity of the ailment isn't known, but for now, fantasy managers should expect to be without the receiver for at least Week 9, and likely longer.
39 weeks ago
Josh Reynolds Note
Josh Reynolds photo 161. Josh Reynolds WR - TEN (at HOU)
Henry Ruggs III Note
Henry Ruggs III photo 162. Henry Ruggs III WR - LV (at DEN)
Ruggs will miss Week 3's game against the Patriots with knee and hamstring issues. It's unclear if his long-term availability is threatened, but it doesn't matter all that much for fantasy. With Darren Waller soaking up the targets, there's little room for Ruggs even when he is healthy.
44 weeks ago
Duke Johnson Jr. Note
Duke Johnson Jr. photo 163. Duke Johnson Jr. RB - FA (BYE)
Johnson will get his chance as the featured back for the Texans beginning in Week 10, with David Johnson placed on IR with a concussion. Duke has talent and should provide a high floor with his receiving chops, and should be considered an RB2 for as long as David is out.
37 weeks ago
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 164. Ty Johnson RB - NYJ (at NE)
Devine Ozigbo Note
Devine Ozigbo photo 165. Devine Ozigbo RB - JAC (at IND)
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 166. Dalton Schultz TE - DAL (at NYG)
Schultz is in line for a fairly hefty workload with Blake Jarwin lost for the season. He saw 10 targets in his first full game as the top tight end target in Dallas, and although he's unlikely to see that number in any game going forward, he should still be an option that fantasy managers can play in the right matchup.
44 weeks ago
Jordan Wilkins Note
Jordan Wilkins photo 167. Jordan Wilkins RB - IND (vs . JAC)
Rodney Smith Note
Rodney Smith photo 168. Rodney Smith RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Jordan Reed Note
Jordan Reed photo 169. Jordan Reed TE - FA (BYE)
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 170. Tyler Higbee TE - LAR (vs . ARI)
Higbee had one of the most unexpected and dominant short-term breakouts in recent memory last season. Over the final five games, he averaged 8.6 receptions and 104 yard per contest after being essentially a fantasy afterthought for his entire career prior. There are questions about heading into the season, including whether the Rams will continue running more of the 12 personnel they ran late in the year and the impact of a healthy Gerald Everett. But, there just aren't many tight ends who are even capable of doing what Higbee did at the end of last year, meaning he needs to be viewed as a mid-tier TE1, albeit with a bit of a skeptical eye.
46 weeks ago
LeSean McCoy Note
LeSean McCoy photo 171. LeSean McCoy RB - FA (BYE)
Samaje Perine Note
Samaje Perine photo 172. Samaje Perine RB - CIN (vs . BAL)
Darrynton Evans Note
Darrynton Evans photo 173. Darrynton Evans RB - TEN (at HOU)
Cam Sims Note
Cam Sims photo 174. Cam Sims WR - WAS (at PHI)
Golden Tate Note
Golden Tate photo 175. Golden Tate WR - FA (BYE)
Tate missed four games last year after his suspension but he had a very solid year when he was on the field. He finished the season ranked 31st among wide receiver in fantasy points per game (half-PPR formats) and continued to excel in producing yards after the catch. Tate will be 32 years old when the season starts and will continue to compete for targets with Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram, and Saquon Barkley. But in full PPR formats at least, he should be a viable flex option most weeks. In standard or half-PPR leagues, however, draft him only as a bench player.
46 weeks ago
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 176. Mike Gesicki TE - MIA (at BUF)
Gesicki has scored a touchdown in two of his three games this year, but he's also failed to top 30 yards receiving in two of those games. He's talented, and is that large group of low-end TE1 caliber players. You can start him each week, but don't be concerned about streaming with a different option if necessary.
44 weeks ago
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 177. Cole Kmet TE - CHI (vs . GB)
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 178. Irv Smith Jr. TE - MIN (at DET)
Smith played a fair amount in his rookie season, but he's still second fiddle to Kyle Rudolph. Although the two tight ends essentially split targets last year, Smith was used fairly closer to the line of scrimmage and almost never had a chance to break big plays. He may see a bit more usage now with plenty of vacated targets in the absence of Stefon Diggs, but he's nothing better than a low-end TE2.
46 weeks ago
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 179. Mark Ingram II RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Ingram has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list after testing positive for COVID-19 and will miss at least Week 12's game against the Steelers. He had little-to-no fantasy value regardless, so there's no reason to hold him in redraft formats.
35 weeks ago
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 180. Jordan Akins TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
Akins caught both of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Chiefs. He splits time with Darren Fells and is unlikely to be heavily involved, but in deep leagues with bonus points for tight ends, he could be a bench option that fills in during bye weeks.
46 weeks ago
Tre'Quan Smith Note
Tre'Quan Smith photo 181. Tre'Quan Smith WR - NO (at CAR)
Trayveon Williams Note
Trayveon Williams photo 182. Trayveon Williams RB - CIN (vs . BAL)
Josh Adams Note
Josh Adams photo 183. Josh Adams RB - NYJ (at NE)
Justin Jackson Note
Justin Jackson photo 184. Justin Jackson RB - LAC (at KC)
Jackson shined in the first game without Austin Ekeler, totaling nearly 60% of the snaps and gaining 94 yards. He looked far more explosive than Joshua Kelley, and could be on the verge of taking hold of the Chargers backfield for the next several weeks. With Los Angeles on bye in Week 6, fantasy managers will need to wait to see whether this performance is sustainable, but Jackson should be added everywhere at the very least.
41 weeks ago
Kendrick Bourne Note
Kendrick Bourne photo 185. Kendrick Bourne WR - NE (vs . NYJ)
Donovan Peoples-Jones Note
Donovan Peoples-Jones photo 186. Donovan Peoples-Jones WR - CLE (vs . PIT)
Buddy Howell Note
Buddy Howell photo 187. Buddy Howell RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
La'Mical Perine Note
La'Mical Perine photo 188. La'Mical Perine RB - NYJ (at NE)
Perine suffered an ankle injury in Week 11 against the Chargers which will cause him to miss some time. It's unfortunate timing for the rookie, given that he looked to finally have the opportunity to take control of the backfield. Keep Perine owned if you can, but chances are that if you're still playing fantasy football by the time he returns, your team is strong enough where you won't need to rely on him.
35 weeks ago
Jaylen Samuels Note
Jaylen Samuels photo 189. Jaylen Samuels RB - PIT (at CLE)
Samuels has received just 122 carries in his first two seasons, and although he can factor in as a receiver at times, he doesn't have a path to regular playing time. Even if James Conner deals with injuries again, Benny Snell Jr. and Anthony McFarland Jr. stand in Samuels' way. He's relevant only in extremely deep PPR leagues and barely so even there.
46 weeks ago
Dan Arnold Note
Dan Arnold photo 190. Dan Arnold TE - CAR (vs . NO)
Trey Burton Note
Trey Burton photo 191. Trey Burton TE - FA (BYE)
Jalen Richard Note
Jalen Richard photo 192. Jalen Richard RB - LV (at DEN)
Richard saw a dip in production with Josh Jacobs on the roster, but he'll always be the passing-downs thorn in Jacobs' side. The Raiders gave Richard a two-year extension this offseason, so despite talk of Jacobs' added involvement in the passing game, Richard should continue to hold his role. Unfortunately, that role isn't worth that much, particularly with Lynn Bowden added to the mix. Richard is worth a look in extremely deep PPR formats, nothing more.
46 weeks ago
Devonta Freeman Note
Devonta Freeman photo 193. Devonta Freeman RB - BUF (vs . MIA)
He was someone to snag off waivers because he had a job that netted 12-plus touches, but now that he's on the IR, he's droppable. Even when he comes back, it's fair to think he's a backup considering how well Wayne Gallman has played.
37 weeks ago
Alec Ingold Note
Alec Ingold photo 194. Alec Ingold RB - LV (at DEN)
Demarcus Robinson Note
Demarcus Robinson photo 195. Demarcus Robinson WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Robinson could have had two touchdowns in the opener against the Texans, but was instead limited to just three catches and 20 yards. He's in a rotation with Mecole Hardman as the third wide receiver and doesn't need to be rostered anywhere.
46 weeks ago
Travis Fulgham Note
Travis Fulgham photo 196. Travis Fulgham WR - PHI (vs . WAS)
Patrick Laird Note
Patrick Laird photo 197. Patrick Laird RB - MIA (at BUF)
Scotty Miller Note
Scotty Miller photo 198. Scotty Miller WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Miller has had plenty of bright spots this year, but he's also been essentially absent for two weeks, both when Chris Godwin was out and Miller's managers were relying on him. He's been banged up himself, but his lack of production during the times when he's most needed has been frustrating. He's fine to roster in deeper leagues as a bench and bye-week option, but not as anything more.
42 weeks ago
Zach Pascal Note
Zach Pascal photo 199. Zach Pascal WR - IND (vs . JAC)
Pascal had his moments last year, including a two-touchdown game against the Texans and a two-game stretch in December when he caught 12 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown. But, overall, he made little noise in his second season. Although a third-year breakout was there to be had with Philip Rivers at quarterback, the Colts' drafting of Michael Pittman Jr. put a major damper on those prospects. Pascal will likely need an injury to get on the fantasy radar this year, so he's more of someone who fantasy managers should look at on the waiver wire rather than during their drafts.
46 weeks ago
Rashaad Penny Note
Rashaad Penny photo 200. Rashaad Penny RB - SEA (at SF)
D'Onta Foreman Note
D'Onta Foreman photo 201. D'Onta Foreman RB - FA (BYE)
J.J. Taylor Note
J.J. Taylor photo 202. J.J. Taylor RB - NE (vs . NYJ)
Anthony McFarland Jr. Note
Anthony McFarland Jr. photo 203. Anthony McFarland Jr. RB - PIT (at CLE)
Patrick Ricard Note
Patrick Ricard photo 204. Patrick Ricard RB,DT - BAL (at CIN)
DeeJay Dallas Note
DeeJay Dallas photo 205. DeeJay Dallas RB - SEA (at SF)
DeAndre Washington Note
DeAndre Washington photo 206. DeAndre Washington RB - FA (BYE)
Mohamed Sanu Note
Mohamed Sanu photo 207. Mohamed Sanu WR - SF (vs . SEA)
Collin Johnson Note
Collin Johnson photo 208. Collin Johnson WR - JAC (at IND)
Greg Ward Note
Greg Ward photo 209. Greg Ward WR - PHI (vs . WAS)
Deebo Samuel Note
Deebo Samuel photo 210. Deebo Samuel WR - SF (vs . SEA)
Samuel returned in Week 4, and although his snaps were limited, he was able to get involved even with Nick Mullens under center for most of the night. Brandon Aiyuk continues to develop and will cut into Samuel's targets, but so long as he's healthy, Samuel can be started in a pinch and should be rostered everywhere.
42 weeks ago
Willie Snead IV Note
Willie Snead IV photo 211. Willie Snead IV WR - LV (at DEN)
Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 212. Jordan Howard RB - PHI (vs . WAS)
Preston Williams Note
Preston Williams photo 213. Preston Williams WR - MIA (at BUF)
Damiere Byrd Note
Damiere Byrd photo 214. Damiere Byrd WR - CHI (vs . GB)
Jimmy Graham Note
Jimmy Graham photo 215. Jimmy Graham TE - CHI (vs . GB)
It's hard to imagine Graham clawing his way back into being fantasy relevancy this year. Despite the lack of a second option behind Davante Adams, Graham barely made any noise last year for the Packers, finishing 22nd in 1/2 PPR points among tight ends. Now in what was a stagnant offense last year and with several other tight ends on the roster, it would be surprising if Graham found a way to factor in significantly. Ignore him in all leagues but deeper formats that award bonus points to tight ends.
46 weeks ago
Quintez Cephus Note
Quintez Cephus photo 216. Quintez Cephus WR - DET (vs . MIN)
Jeremy McNichols Note
Jeremy McNichols photo 217. Jeremy McNichols RB - TEN (at HOU)
Andy Isabella Note
Andy Isabella photo 218. Andy Isabella WR - ARI (at LAR)
Isabella caught two touchdown passes in Week 3 against the Lions, but his long-term viability as a fantasy play is still questionable, considering Christian Kirk was out. He's someone to roster on your bench, but don't feel comfortable starting him until or unless you see another big game.
43 weeks ago
Alshon Jeffery Note
Alshon Jeffery photo 219. Alshon Jeffery WR - FA (BYE)
N'Keal Harry Note
N'Keal Harry photo 220. N'Keal Harry WR - NE (vs . NYJ)
Richie James Jr. Note
Richie James Jr. photo 221. Richie James Jr. WR - SF (vs . SEA)
Randall Cobb Note
Randall Cobb photo 222. Randall Cobb WR - GB (at CHI)
Danny Amendola Note
Danny Amendola photo 223. Danny Amendola WR - FA (BYE)
Anthony Miller Note
Anthony Miller photo 224. Anthony Miller WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Miller had a big first game but was entirely shut out in Week 2 against the Giants. But the real takeaway from his first two games is that he's played on just 40% of the snaps or so, making him as unreliable as can be for fantasy purposes. Unless and until Miller plays more, feel free to move on.
44 weeks ago
Troymaine Pope Note
Troymaine Pope photo 225. Troymaine Pope RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Jalen Guyton Note
Jalen Guyton photo 226. Jalen Guyton WR - LAC (at KC)
AJ Dillon Note
AJ Dillon photo 227. AJ Dillon RB - GB (at CHI)
Dez Bryant Note
Dez Bryant photo 228. Dez Bryant WR - FA (BYE)
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 229. Royce Freeman RB - DEN (vs . LV)
Freeman should see an expanded role now with Phillip Lindsay sidelined with turf toe. But he saw little action even after Lindsay left the game in Week 1, so don't expect him to go back to close to a 50-50 split like he saw last year. Other than extremely deep leagues, there's little reason to concern yourself with Freeman even with his likely increase in usage.
45 weeks ago
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 230. Dawson Knox TE - BUF (vs . MIA)
Knox had a respectable rookie season, playing nearly 2/3rds of the snaps and seeing 50 targets. He saw plenty of deep targets, ranking seventh in aDOT (9.1) among tight ends who saw at least 50 targets, ahead of Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, and Darren Waller. Unfotunately, he brought in just 28 of those targets, likely due to Josh Allen's inaccuracy downfield. With Stefon Diggs added, there should be fewer targets to go around in Buffalo, so although there are positive signs for Knox, it's unlikely they'll be fantasy-relevant this season.
46 weeks ago
Larry Fitzgerald Note
Larry Fitzgerald photo 231. Larry Fitzgerald WR - FA (BYE)
Ryan Nall Note
Ryan Nall photo 232. Ryan Nall RB - CHI (vs . GB)
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 233. Gerald Everett TE - SEA (at SF)
Everett wasn't a startable tight end for most of the season anyway, but he dealt with injuries over the last several weeks of the year and was completely irrelevant. Unfortunately for Everett, Tyler Higbee emerged as a force down the stretch, furthering deepening the divide between Everett and fantasy-relevancy. He's beyond even TE2 consideration at this point.
46 weeks ago
Mack Hollins Note
Mack Hollins photo 234. Mack Hollins WR - MIA (at BUF)
D'Ernest Johnson Note
D'Ernest Johnson photo 235. D'Ernest Johnson RB - CLE (vs . PIT)
Steven Sims Jr. Note
Steven Sims Jr. photo 236. Steven Sims Jr. WR - WAS (at PHI)
Malcolm Perry Note
Malcolm Perry photo 237. Malcolm Perry RB,WR - MIA (at BUF)
Jacob Hollister Note
Jacob Hollister photo 238. Jacob Hollister TE - BUF (vs . MIA)
Ke'Shawn Vaughn Note
Ke'Shawn Vaughn photo 239. Ke'Shawn Vaughn RB - TB (vs . ATL)
David Moore Note
David Moore photo 240. David Moore WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Travis Homer Note
Travis Homer photo 241. Travis Homer RB - SEA (at SF)
Mike Boone Note
Mike Boone photo 242. Mike Boone RB - DEN (vs . LV)
Julian Edelman Note
Julian Edelman photo 243. Julian Edelman WR - FA (BYE)
Edelman underwent a precautionary standard knee procedure on October 29th an is expected to miss some time. Edelman was droppable before the injury, and given that his short-term future is doubtful, he can certainly be cut loose in redraft leagues.
39 weeks ago
Chris Thompson Note
Chris Thompson photo 244. Chris Thompson RB - FA (BYE)
Dion Lewis Note
Dion Lewis photo 245. Dion Lewis RB - FA (BYE)
Tyler Eifert Note
Tyler Eifert photo 246. Tyler Eifert TE - FA (BYE)
Kyle Juszczyk Note
Kyle Juszczyk photo 247. Kyle Juszczyk RB - SF (vs . SEA)
Kyle Rudolph Note
Kyle Rudolph photo 248. Kyle Rudolph TE - NYG (vs . DAL)
Rudolph scored six touchdowns last season, but overall, it was a disappointing effort from the veteran. He essentially split targets with Irv Smith Jr. (seeing just 48, his lowest since 2014), and had just 39 catches for 367 yards, both well below his usual numbers. Even without Kevin Stefanski, the Vikings are surely going to be a run-first offense once again, which will leave Rudolph searching for targets for the second straight season, well outside of TE1 consideration.
46 weeks ago
Reggie Bonnafon Note
Reggie Bonnafon photo 249. Reggie Bonnafon RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Marcus Johnson Note
Marcus Johnson photo 250. Marcus Johnson WR - TEN (at HOU)