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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Rest of Season Rankings

Jonathan Taylor Note
Jonathan Taylor photo 1. Jonathan Taylor RB - IND (at JAC)
You don't need me to tell you that Taylor is a superstar these days, but it's worth pointing out that his 24.2% target share in Week 10 was a season-high. Indianapolis has fully bought into featuring JT as much as possible, and it's quite possible that he'll be the consensus 1.01 in 2022 fantasy drafts next season.
3 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 2. Austin Ekeler RB - LAC (at LV)
Through six games Ekeler is handling 54% of the Chargers' rushing attempts while earning 13% of the targets on a superb 18% TPRR rate. Additionally, he handles 100% of the two-minute offense while being the primary RB on SDD snaps, LDD snaps, and inside the five. He has the utilization profile of a top-five RB in PPR.
7 weeks ago
Nick Chubb Note
Nick Chubb photo 3. Nick Chubb RB - CLE (vs . CIN)
Chubb missed Sunday's Week 6 game against the Cardinals due to a calf injury, but Kareem Hunt (who entered the game with multiple other ailments) exited with a calf injury of his own. As of Sunday night, it's unclear what to expect for Cleveland's backfield availability in Week 7. However, Hunt's injury appeared to be serious. Chubb could receive career-best usage for however long he's sidelined for. As of now he appears to be the healthier RB.
7 weeks ago
Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 4. Joe Mixon RB - CIN (at CLE)
It might be tempting to sell high after Mixon has "burned" fantasy managers so many times before, but we would all be best served to resist that urge. From Weeks 1-5 Mixon received a double-digit target share just once. Over his past four games, however, he has hit that number three times. He's a legitimate RB1. Don't overthink it.
4 weeks ago
Najee Harris Note
Najee Harris photo 5. Najee Harris RB - PIT (at BAL)
Harris saw a whopping 19 targets in Week 3 against the Bengals, which is more than Nick Chubb saw in all of 2020. The 19 targets were the second highest total for a running back since the stat started being recorded in 1992 (Alvin Kamara had a 20 target game in 2018, because of course he did). Anyways, entering Week 4, Harris has played on 190 offensive snaps while Benny Snell has been on the field for just seven. Volume is the rookie's calling card. Continue to fire him up as an RB1 despite Pittsburgh's offensive struggles.
10 weeks ago
Leonard Fournette Note
Leonard Fournette photo 6. Leonard Fournette RB - TB (vs . CAR)
Fournette didn't replicate his four-TD game from Week 12, but he still caught at least six passes for the fourth straight game in Week 13. "Playoff Lenny" has been a revelation as of late, and it has led to him becoming a legitimate RB1 in fantasy football. Fournette's passing game role combined with receiving all the early-down touches in one of the best offenses in football makes him matchup proof throughout the fantasy playoffs.
1 day ago
Antonio Gibson Note
Antonio Gibson photo 7. Antonio Gibson RB - WAS (at NYG)
Gibby put up his first top-12 week of the fantasy season against the Bucs, which makes this a strong time to sell. He was still on the injury report entering this game, despite Washington coming off a bye. Furthermore, the Football Team just hasn't seen many positive game scripts like they did against the Bucs, and it's unlikely they see more of them moving forward. Gibson never took on the three-down role we were all hoping he would back in the summer. Use Week 10's performance as another change to sell high.
3 weeks ago
Cooper Kupp Note
Cooper Kupp photo 8. Cooper Kupp WR - LAR (vs . SF)
Kupp had arguably his worst game of the season in Week 9 and he finished with 13 targets, 11 catches, and 95 yards. He's an obvious hold with a strong case to be the No. 1 valued fantasy player entering the second half.
4 weeks ago
Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 9. Davante Adams WR - GB (at DET)
There's a feeling of uncertainty surrounding the Packers right now, for obvious reasons, and Jordan Love's spot start wasn't exactly promising. Adams caught just 6-of-14 targets for 42 yards in Sunday's Week 9 loss to the Chiefs. However, he commanded a dominant 41.2% target share and hasn't popped up for a monster game in about a month. Assuming Aaron Rodgers is back in a week or two, Adams' ceiling is as high as any wideout in the season's second half.
4 weeks ago
Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 10. Justin Jefferson WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
As of this writing we've been told that Adam Thielen is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. It's unclear how much time he will miss just yet, but any amount of absence could lead to an eruption for Jefferson's usage. The sophomore wideout has a chance to go nuclear in the fantasy playoffs if Thielen misses considerable time.
1 day ago
Cordarrelle Patterson Note
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 11. Cordarrelle Patterson WR,RB - ATL (vs . NO)
If you just look at Patterson's Week 10 playing time without context then you might come away a bit concerned. He had his lowest RB rushing share of the season in addition to his second-lowest target share of the year. This was due to game script, however, as Week 10 got away from the Falcons in a hurry. Continue to value C-Patt as a low-end RB2 moving forward.
3 weeks ago
Tyreek Hill Note
Tyreek Hill photo 12. Tyreek Hill WR - KC (at DEN)
Hill battled a quad injury in Week 6 and his early-week practice reports suggest he'll be doing so again this Sunday against the Titans. In Week 6, his routes were down to 61% but the team compensated by targeting him on 34% of them. This might not be the week for a "ceiling game" from Tyreek, but he remains a sure-fire, top-five fantasy wideout.
7 weeks ago
Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 13. Alvin Kamara RB - NO (at ATL)
This recommendation needs to be layered with nuance. By no means is Kamara a screaming "sell" candidate. Do not trade him just to trade him. However, if you can flip him for another RB1 plus something more, then it might make sense to do. His percentage of the RB carries on the Saints has fallen from 83.5% pre-Ingram to 65.1% post-Ingram. Additionally, his target share has fallen from 22.3% to 14%. Kamara is still a great player, of course, but the Ingram move has reduced his margin for error.
4 weeks ago
Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 14. Stefon Diggs WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
The massive opportunity finally arrived for Diggs, whose target share checked in at 46% in Week 10. The star wideout certainly took advantage of the exploitable Jets secondary, but it's the usage that was most encouraging. The Bills' offense got back on track in this one, and we can confidently view him as a high-end WR1 once again.
3 weeks ago
Javonte Williams Note
Javonte Williams photo 15. Javonte Williams RB - DEN (vs . KC)
This is an obvious recommendation, but how can we not list the rookie as a "buy" after that Sunday Night Football performance against the Chiefs? Williams was the only positive to come out of Denver's night on offense. He racked up a whopping 29 touches for 178 yards in his first career game without Melvin Gordon. The veteran will mix in for touches once he's back from injury, but there's certainly a chance that Williams earned a larger portion of the pie. This isn't a time to sell high. Williams could be a legitimate league winner down the stretch.
1 day ago
James Conner Note
James Conner photo 16. James Conner RB - ARI (vs . SEA)
Conner didn't erupt in Week 10 against the Panthers, likely because the Arizona offense played so poorly without Kyler Murray. This gives us a bit of a "post hype" buying opportunity. Conner's usage remained consistent with his monstrous Week 9 (68% RB rush share to 63%, 19% target share to 14%). He's still a high-end RB2, if not a RB1, until Chase Edmonds (ankle) returns.
3 weeks ago
Elijah Mitchell Note
Elijah Mitchell photo 17. Elijah Mitchell RB - SF (at LAR)
This is your weekly reminder that Mitchell's rest-of-season schedule in Weeks 14-17 includes the Bengals, Falcons, Titans, and Texans. He has now handled 25+ touches in three straight games and is locked-in as San Francisco's lead RB. Mitchell is poised to win leagues down the stretch.
1 day ago
David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 18. David Montgomery RB - CHI (at MIN)
Montgomery (knee) will be sidelined 4-5 weeks entering Week 5. If fantasy managers have short benches then it isn't the worst idea to move on in redraft leagues. Of course, those who play with deeper benches should keep him stashed. Damien Williams is the RB to roster in Chicago right now. Khalil Herbert could see an expanded role as well.
9 weeks ago
CeeDee Lamb Note
CeeDee Lamb photo 19. CeeDee Lamb WR - DAL (at PHI)
Lamb has seen a combined eight targets over Dallas' past two games, which isn't what fantasy managers had in mind after Michael Gallup's injury seemingly opened the door for more opportunities. The reason for his decreased number of looks isn't due to anything other than the Cowboys reverting to a run-heavy offense as of late. The second-year receiver is one of the most talented offensive skill players in football. The looks will come. Buy low on Lamb.
9 weeks ago
Mike Evans Note
Mike Evans photo 20. Mike Evans WR - TB (vs . CAR)
As expected, Saints corner Marshon Lattimore gave Evans some fits in Week 8. Nonetheless, 'Big Mike' just missed hauling in a long touchdown reception. The Bucs have a bye this week before drawing the burnable Washington secondary in Week 10. Keep Evans rostered for that pristine matchup.
5 weeks ago
Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 21. Ezekiel Elliott RB - DAL (at PHI)
It was reported over the weekend that the Cowboys are considering giving Elliott "time off to heal" his nagging knee injury. Dallas plays on Thursday night in Week 13 and it sounds as if the team might want to rest him for that. IR isn't currently being considered, but Zeke's fantasy managers should be nervous at the thought of Tony Pollard operating as a bell-cow RB with him sidelined even for just one game. Regardless of how many games Zeke misses, we should expect Pollard to play more down the stretch.
1 week ago
Chris Godwin Note
Chris Godwin photo 22. Chris Godwin WR - TB (vs . CAR)
Through six weeks, Godwin is seeing a 17% target share with a 9.0 ADOT. The Bucs can't feature everyone every week, but his time will be coming again soon.
7 weeks ago
Deebo Samuel Note
Deebo Samuel photo 23. Deebo Samuel WR - SF (at LAR)
The 25-year-old had another monstrous game in Week 4, hauling in 8-of-12 targets for 156 yards and two touchdowns. He's one of just two wide receivers to have a 25% target share in all four games this season (alongside Cooper Kupp). That consistency is fantastic and Brandon Aiyuk saw just three targets against Seattle. Samuel is a WR1 moving forward. The hot start appears to be legit.
9 weeks ago
Darrell Henderson Jr. Note
Darrell Henderson Jr. photo 24. Darrell Henderson Jr. RB - LAR (vs . SF)
This was supposed to be Henderson's smash week. Unfortunately, the lowly Lions wound up playing inspired football and kept things close enough to the point where the Rams weren't in clock-killing mode for the entire second half (as many of us anticipated). Week 7 was Henderson's first performance where he failed to finish as a top-20 PPR back. Better days are ahead and the utilization remains elite.
6 weeks ago
James Robinson Note
James Robinson photo 25. James Robinson RB - JAC (vs . IND)
Make this two straight seasons in which J-Rob has proved skeptics wrong. It took an injury to Carlos Hyde for Urban Meyer to come around. but Robinson exited the Jaguars' Week 6 game against the Dolphins with a very strong utilization profile. The only aspect of the backfield that he didn't dominate was the long-down-and-distance work. Add it all up and he's a low-end RB1 when Jacksonville comes out of their Week 7 bye.
7 weeks ago
Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 26. Travis Kelce TE - KC (at DEN)
Kelce was held to fewer than four catches for the first time all year in Week 13. He hasn't fallen off a cliff in 2021, but the locked-in TE1 status is also shakier than it has been in recent seasons. Kelce has also scored just one touchdown since Week 5. Still, he received eight of Patrick Mahomes' 29 targets on Sunday night. Trust in the usage. He remains the best option as fantasy's thinnest position.
1 day ago
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 27. Alexander Mattison RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
In the three games that Dalvin Cook has missed this year, Mattison has touch counts of 32, 32, and 25. In Week 13 against the Lions he ran 22 times for 90 yards and a score while adding 34 yards on three receptions through the air. Minnesota plays on Thursday night in Week 14, which means it's unlikely that Cook returns against Pittsburgh. Mattison should therefore once again be treated as a borderline RB1. This isn't a spot to sell high. We also can't be certain that Cook will even return after that.
2 days ago
Diontae Johnson Note
Diontae Johnson photo 28. Diontae Johnson WR - PIT (at BAL)
Johnson has hit at least a 32% target share in four of five healthy games entering Week 7. He's a locked-in, top-18 fantasy wideout moving forward.
7 weeks ago
Ja'Marr Chase Note
Ja'Marr Chase photo 29. Ja'Marr Chase WR - CIN (at CLE)
Chase's mind-meld with college teammate Joe Burrow led to a season-high 10 targets, 159 yards, and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Packers. From Weeks 2-5 he ranks second in the NFL in YPRR, trailing on Davante Adams (2.98 compared to 3.1, per PFF). The rookie is once again moving up the WR2 ranks.
8 weeks ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 30. George Kittle TE - SF (at LAR)
Kittle's talent is undeniable. His biggest issue from a fantasy perspective is the run-heavy nature of San Francisco's offense, in addition to his elite blocking abilities. Kittle found the end zone in three straight games entering Week 12, but he was given just two targets against Minnesota. It's a reminder of his floor in the 49ers' offense, but fantasy managers should hold strong. This type of usage can happen, but it won't be common. With some other upper echelon tight ends currently struggling, Kittle has re-cemented himself as one of the most elite options.
1 week ago
Jaylen Waddle Note
Jaylen Waddle photo 31. Jaylen Waddle WR - MIA (vs . NE)
Miami's offense isn't one to get too worked up about, but Waddle has now seen double digit targets in three of his past four games. The rookie continues to improve as the year goes on and DeVante Parker just went on IR. Waddle should continue seeing strong volume for the time being.
4 weeks ago
Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 32. Aaron Jones RB - GB (at DET)
Through three games it appears as if Jones is soaking up the targets that were vacated by Jamaal Williams this offseason. This is very good for both his fantasy floor and ceiling, and it locks him in as a no-brainer, top-five option ROS.
10 weeks ago
Marquise Brown Note
Marquise Brown photo 33. Marquise Brown WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Baltimore's passing attack has been out of sorts as of late. Opposing defenses are blitzing Lamar Jackson and the offense has struggled to adapt. It has hurt Brown's efficiency as the 24-year-old hasn't topped 55 receiving yards since Week 9. Still, the volume of targets he's receiving will keep him locked-in as a high-end WR2 throughout the fantasy playoffs. "Hollywood" has seen a whopping 56 targets in his past five games.
1 day ago
D.K. Metcalf Note
D.K. Metcalf photo 34. D.K. Metcalf WR - SEA (at ARI)
Frustratingly, Metcalf has topped 26 receiving yards just once over his past four games. It came in Week 13 when he hauled in five passes for 60 scoreless yards. This was considered a borderline spike game for the third-year receiver. That's where we're at with Metcalf and the Seattle offense these days. His talent isn't in question, but the scheme/environment are killing his box score production. Metcalf is a bet-on-talent WR2 down the stretch. That might be painting a rosy picture as well.
1 day ago
Keenan Allen Note
Keenan Allen photo 35. Keenan Allen WR - LAC (at LV)
Allen has slowed down from Weeks 4-6, but he still carries WR1 upside playing in arguably the best offense of his career. The target share (24%) and ADOT (8.7) should lead to some monster PPR performances moving forward.
7 weeks ago
Saquon Barkley Note
Saquon Barkley photo 36. Saquon Barkley RB - NYG (vs . WAS)
Barkley (ankle) is once again sidelined for Sunday's Week 7 matchup against the Panthers. Devontae Booker will be in line for another spot start. However, upon returning, Barkley should once again be viewed as a locked-in RB1. His playing time had reverted to pre-ACL Barkley before his latest ankle issue.
7 weeks ago
Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 37. Josh Jacobs RB - LV (vs . LAC)
Kenyan Drake reportedly broke his ankle in Week 13 and is done for the season. In his absence, and with Jalen Richard on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jacobs caught a career-high nine passes on Sunday. We'll have to monitor how the Raiders use him down the stretch, but he now has a clearer path to RB1 upside if the pass-catching role sticks.
1 day ago
Rob Gronkowski Note
Rob Gronkowski photo 38. Rob Gronkowski TE - TB (vs . CAR)
Including playoffs, Gronk now has 11 touchdowns over his past 16 games. In his past three contests, he has secured 15-of-16 targets for 186 yards and four TDs. That's fantastic, but the future Hall-of-Famer is still fighting the age model in a crowded receiving corps. It was tempting to tag him as a "sell", but the Week 1 results are just impossible to ignore.
12 weeks ago
Michael Pittman Jr. Note
Michael Pittman Jr. photo 39. Michael Pittman Jr. WR - IND (at JAC)
Pittman caught just 2-of-5 targets for 23 yards in Week 11. However, he simply wasn't needed as the Colts rode Jonathan Taylor to an upset victory over the Bills. Pittman will be leaned on more heavily when Indy is forced to throw more. He has fully broken out in his sophomore campaign and qualifies as a "buy low" entering Week 12.
2 weeks ago
AJ Dillon Note
AJ Dillon photo 40. AJ Dillon RB - GB (at DET)
Barring another injury to Aaron Jones, fantasy managers have already gotten the highest usage games we'll see from Dillon this season. The Packers have a Week 13 bye and then their fantasy playoff schedule isn't that great. Jones was active this past Sunday, but he clearly wasn't 100%. Dillon was impressive with the chances he got, and it's time to cash out and sell high. Perhaps the Jones manager in your league wants the insurance down the stretch.
1 week ago
DeAndre Hopkins Note
DeAndre Hopkins photo 41. DeAndre Hopkins WR - ARI (vs . SEA)
Hopkins' target share has hovered around 30% for most of the past four seasons. Unfortunately, in 2021, it's right around 20% through six games. Part of this is the rib injury he's battling, but Arizona also has more mouths to feed this season and therefore doesn't need to rely on him as much. His talent keeps him in the WR1 conversation moving forward, but he'll need to remain highly efficient to pay off his draft day acquisition cost. Six touchdowns (already matching his 2020 total) certainly helps.
7 weeks ago
Tee Higgins Note
Tee Higgins photo 42. Tee Higgins WR - CIN (at CLE)
Positive regression finally hit for Higgins in Week 12, who topped 100 receiving yards for the first time this season and scored his first TD since Week 2. The 22-year-old has been a frustrating player to roster this year, but his underlying usage remained strong throughout the struggles. His performance against the Steelers is a reminder to believe in utilization when it comes to talented players. Higgins is back in the WR2 conversation for the season's stretch run.
1 week ago
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Note
Clyde Edwards-Helaire photo 43. Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB - KC (at DEN)
Kansas City's offense finally got back on track in Week 10, which is a great sign for CEH's fantasy value upon returning.
3 weeks ago
Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 44. Mark Andrews TE - BAL (vs . PIT)
It has been a frustrating two weeks for those who selected Andrews in fantasy drafts. Fear not. He has run a route on 91% of Baltimore's passing plays through two weeks. That usage is, dare I say, quite dominant. A blowup game is coming.
11 weeks ago
Terry McLaurin Note
Terry McLaurin photo 45. Terry McLaurin WR - WAS (at NYG)
Entering Week 6, McLaurin continues to overcome below-average quarterback play to post high-end WR2 numbers. He's sporting a 31% target share with a 12.4 ADOT through five games. Keep starting him with confidence.
8 weeks ago
D.J. Moore Note
D.J. Moore photo 46. D.J. Moore WR - CAR (at TB)
Moore had the benefit of garbage time to total 104 receiving yards on four catches and 10 targets, but the path to getting there was ugly. The 24-year-old has now scored a touchdown and/or topped 100 yards in back-to-back weeks, so fantasy managers should be using this as a chance to sell (reasonably) high. Carolina's quarterback situation isn't going to get better for the rest of the year. Whereas Cam Newton himself can still be fantasy viable due to his rushing upside, his passing has been as shaky as ever. Newton completed just 5-of-21 passes before getting benched in the fourth quarter on Sunday. Carolina has a Week 13 bye before facing the Falcons in Week 14.
1 week ago
Kareem Hunt Note
Kareem Hunt photo 47. Kareem Hunt RB - CLE (vs . CIN)
Hunt is running a bit hot when it comes to touchdown "luck" entering Week 6. Fantasy managers should expect the rushing scores to regress. Ultimately, though, Hunt's Combination of passing-down work, change of pace role, and functioning as the "closer" ensures that he'll receive touches no matter the game script.
8 weeks ago
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 48. Miles Sanders RB - PHI (vs . DAL)
The 24-year-old rushed 16 times for 94 yards against the Saints on Sunday as the Eagles once again rode a strong rushing attack to victory. It was a nice performance in his first game since returning from IR. Sanders was splitting carries with Jordan Howard before the latter exited the game with a knee injury. Sanders served as Philadelphia's lead runner from that point on. His workload would increase if Howard can't play in Week 12.
2 weeks ago
Tyler Lockett Note
Tyler Lockett photo 49. Tyler Lockett WR - SEA (at ARI)
Lockett was already performing as a bit of a boom-bust option entering Week 5. Then Russell Wilson got hurt. Moving forward, Lockett is an even more volatile WR2 while catching passing from Geno Smith. His saving grace is that Seattle's offense is concentrated between a few pass catchers.
8 weeks ago
D'Andre Swift Note
D'Andre Swift photo 50. D'Andre Swift RB - DET (vs . GB)
Jamaal Williams (thigh) returned in Week 11 but Swift remained Detroit's lead runner, out-carrying Williams 14-7. He also out-targeted Williams 4-0. The Lions' offense struggled mightily with Tim Boyle under center on Sunday, and it quickly became clear that Swift was their only offensive weapon. The sophomore RB totaled 136 rushing yards on just 14 carries, highlighted by a 57-yard TD scamper. Swift is trending towards being a locked-in first rounder in 2022 fantasy drafts.
2 weeks ago
Mike Williams Note
Mike Williams photo 51. Mike Williams WR - LAC (at LV)
Williams' ADOT has spiked in Weeks 4-5. Unlike in Week 4, however, he and Justin Herbert connected on big plays this past Sunday. Monitor his knee injury entering Week 6, but Williams and teammate Keenan Allen are operating as co-WR1s right now. His valuation in relation to Allen is irrelevant if LA keeps throwing as much as they have been so far. They're both great!
8 weeks ago
Devonta Freeman Note
Devonta Freeman photo 52. Devonta Freeman RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 53. Darren Waller TE - LV (vs . LAC)
Waller is an elite buy-low option entering Week 7. All of the under-the-radar utilization appears as promising as ever; 89% routes, 24% target share, 21% TPRR, and a 10.3 ADOT. A monster blowup performance is coming soon, and it could very well occur in Week 7 against the Eagles.
7 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 54. Dalvin Cook RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Cook wasn't limited at all in his return to the offense in Week 6. The fantasy superstar was on the field for 74% of the snaps and handled 89% of the RB attempts. Additionally, he handled 100% of the SDD snaps, LDD snaps, and two-minute offense. Minnesota has a Week 7 bye, but Cook has a claim to be the top player in fantasy football with Christian McCaffrey currently on IR.
7 weeks ago
A.J. Brown Note
A.J. Brown photo 55. A.J. Brown WR - TEN (at HOU)
2021 just hasn't been Brown's year. There have been some blowup games, but overall the season-long results have been disappointing when factoring in preseason expectations. He dealt with hand and chest injuries in Week 11's loss to the Texans. Up next is a date with a white-hot Patriots defense that is famous for taking away opposing teams' top weapon. AJB's short-term outlook is murky.
2 weeks ago
Brandon Aiyuk Note
Brandon Aiyuk photo 56. Brandon Aiyuk WR - SF (at LAR)
It might be tempting to sell high on Aiyuk after such an up-and-down fantasy campaign, but the sophomore wideout has now topped 85 receiving yards in 3-of-4 games. The run-heavy nature of San Francisco's offense will make him a bit of a volatile fantasy player, but Aiyuk's talent is winning in recent games. He should be viewed as a WR2 as San Francisco faces a favorable schedule throughout the fantasy playoffs.
1 week ago
Melvin Gordon III Note
Melvin Gordon III photo 57. Melvin Gordon III RB - DEN (vs . KC)
Gordon continues to see a slightly bigger workload than Javonte Williams, but for the most part this is a true 50-50 timeshare. Both RBs would benefit tremendously from an injury to the other one as they each play in all game situations.
10 weeks ago
Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 58. Tony Pollard RB - DAL (at PHI)
Ezekiel Elliott once again looked slow during Thursday's Week 13 game against the Saints. Per PFF, he ranks near the bottom of the league in advanced metrics like elusive rating and breakaway rate. Pollard, meanwhile, has been far more explosive this season. The Cowboys aren't going to turn away from giving Zeke meaningful touches for as long as he's healthy enough to play in games, but betting on Pollard is as much of a bet against Elliott's health if anything.
2 days ago
Chuba Hubbard Note
Chuba Hubbard photo 59. Chuba Hubbard RB - CAR (at TB)
As of this writing it sounds as if Christian McCaffrey (ankle) might not miss any time with the team having a Week 13 bye. However, CMC's injury history
1 week ago
DeVonta Smith Note
DeVonta Smith photo 60. DeVonta Smith WR - PHI (vs . DAL)
The story remains the same for Smith, who has proven to be a volatile fantasy option in the Eagles' shaky passing offense. At this point fantasy managers should be buying Smith when he has a down game and selling him when he gets hot. The hot-and-cold nature of Jalen Hurts' quarterbacking abilities will make Smith's big games tough to predict. Overall, he should be viewed as a high-end WR3. The Jets are a nice bounce back spot for Week 13.
1 week ago
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 61. Damien Harris RB - NE (at MIA)
The 24-year-old returned from a concussion on Thursday night to rush 10 times for 56 yards, adding one reception for a gain of nine through the air. Harris looked good running the ball, but film watchers could make a case that rookie Rhamondre Stevenson looked even better. The first-year RB handled two more carries than Harris as the duo basically rotated series for most of the night. Stevenson isn't fully taking over this backfield, but we can reasonably expect that he'll remain involved down the stretch. Harris no longer has a vice grip on early-down carries with the Patriots.
2 weeks ago
Rhamondre Stevenson Note
Rhamondre Stevenson photo 62. Rhamondre Stevenson RB - NE (at MIA)
New England's fourth-round rookie wound up receiving two more carries than Damien Harris on Thursday night. Both RBs were productive, but this makes two straight games where Stevenson has flashed production unrelated to the Patriots' offensive line. Harris' return from a Week 10 concussion meant that the two backs split carries against Atlanta. That's a noticeable change from the early part of the season. Stevenson's standalone value is limited to being a FLEX-worthy play in good matchups, but there's league-winning upside if something happens to Harris. Hold him tight.
2 weeks ago
Amari Cooper Note
Amari Cooper photo 63. Amari Cooper WR - DAL (at PHI)
Cooper took a backseat to CeeDee Lamb's heroics in this one, and he hauled in just 5-of-8 targets for 55 scoreless yards. The 27-year-old hasn't finished as a top-24 fantasy wideout since Week 1, but now isn't the time to sell. Dallas has a bye in Week 7, and there should be better game environments moving forward.
7 weeks ago
Myles Gaskin Note
Myles Gaskin photo 64. Myles Gaskin RB - MIA (vs . NE)
We thought Gaskin could see increased usage with Malcolm Brown not playing, but that wasn't the case. Instead, Miami's coaching staff gave Patrick Laird 33% of long-down-and-distance snaps as well as 45% of the two-minute offense. Salvon Ahmed also remained involved. Gaskin is impossible to trust moving forward.
5 weeks ago
Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 65. Sony Michel RB - LAR (vs . SF)
It finally happened for Michel, who I've been recommending as a must-have handcuff for months now. The former Patriot has now handled 23+ touches in both games that Darrell Henderson has missed this year. Henderson's current thigh injury isn't considered long-term, but Michel should be rostered throughout the fantasy playoffs just in case something else happens to the former down the stretch.
1 day ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 66. T.J. Hockenson TE - DET (vs . GB)
Even at his best this year, Hockenson wasn't performing as a difference-maker in fantasy. Then game Week 10's goose egg against the Steelers, which was mostly driven by Detroit's anemic passing performance. That is the issue, though. Hockenson plays on one of the worst offenses in football and is reliant on massive target numbers to post strong TE1 results. In actuality, he's closer to the bottom of the TE1 rankings than he is the elite tier.
3 weeks ago
Elijah Moore Note
Elijah Moore photo 67. Elijah Moore WR - NYJ (at BUF)
Moore wasn't able to pop in Week 12 with Zach Wilson re-inserted into the starting lineup, but he still led the Jets with eight targets. The rookie hauled in four of them for 46 yards while adding one rush for a gain of seven. The "buy" recommendation is easy to make; Moore is uber talented. This is a bet on Wilson figuring out how to get the ball to him more consistently down the stretch. Note that Moore has seen 6+ targets in every game since New York's Week 6 bye.
1 week ago
Hunter Renfrow Note
Hunter Renfrow photo 68. Hunter Renfrow WR - LV (vs . LAC)
Chase Claypool Note
Chase Claypool photo 69. Chase Claypool WR - PIT (at BAL)
The 23-year-old is such an athletic player, but his skill set just doesn't align with the style of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has become these days. Claypool still offers theoretical upside in the wake of JuJu Smith-Schuster's season-ending injury, but it's tough to bet on this offense as a whole. Claypool has been held to six catches for 62 receiving yards over his past two games.
5 weeks ago
Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 70. Jamaal Williams RB - DET (vs . GB)
Williams was given a spot start in Week 13 against the Vikings and played admirably, rushing 17 times for 71 yards and catching one pass for a gain of nine. However, the full bell-cow usage wasn't there. Williams ran just nine routes as Godwin Igwebuike was utilized as the team's primary pass-catching RB. The upside here is limited but touches are touches. Williams draws the Broncos on the road in Week 14.
1 day ago
Michael Carter Note
Michael Carter photo 71. Michael Carter RB - NYJ (at BUF)
It was another week of increased usage for the rookie running back. Carter received a whopping 14 targets on Sunday against the Bengals, catching nine passes for 95 yards. Carter also ran 15 times for 77 yards and a rushing touchdown. It was a monstrous performance that was helped by Mike White checking down to the rookie early and often. We know Carter is talented. He entered the weekend ranking 10th in PFF's elusive rating. An increased role elevates him inside the top-24 among RBs rest-of-season.
5 weeks ago
Darnell Mooney Note
Darnell Mooney photo 72. Darnell Mooney WR - CHI (at MIN)
Mooney's utilization is surprisingly fantastic through six games - he has seen 27% of Chicago's targets while registering a 10.3 ADOT. Unfortunately, the Bears are a low-volume, inefficient unit. A Week 7 matchup against the Bucs is a strong one, but Mooney can't be considered anything more than a desperation FLEX given his surrounding environment.
7 weeks ago
Jerry Jeudy Note
Jerry Jeudy photo 73. Jerry Jeudy WR - DEN (vs . KC)
The 22-year-old wideout hasn't erupted since returning from his ankle injury, but the underlying numbers are extremely encouraging. Entering Week 10, Jeudy has been targeted on 25% of his pass routes this season. For comparison, Courtland Sutton has been targeted on 19.8% of his pass routes, and that number has fallen since Jeudy's return. The second-year wideout looks poised for a strong finish to the 2021 campaign. Go get him.
4 weeks ago
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 74. Dawson Knox TE - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Through five weeks, Knox's share of targets per routes run doesn't support the production he has been registering. However, he's attached to a high-end passing attack in an elite offense, so low-end TE1 numbers are doable moving forward.
8 weeks ago
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 75. Mark Ingram II RB - NO (at ATL)
Ingram received 87.5% of the Saints' RB share in Week 10 against the Titans. He also earned a 21.2% target share, operating as a legitimate bell-cow with Alvin Kamara (knee) sidelined. It's unclear if Kamara will return in Week 11, but Ingram should now be viewed as one of the top handcuff options in fantasy football. Furthermore, there will likely be weeks where he has standalone FLEX value in deeper formats.
3 weeks ago
Michael Gallup Note
Michael Gallup photo 76. Michael Gallup WR - DAL (at PHI)
Both Amari Cooper (reserve/COVID-19) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion) are either out or questionable for Thursday's Week 12 game against the Raiders. Gallup is suddenly the top receiving option in a Dak Prescott-led offense. Week 11 was rough, but we're chasing volume here.
2 weeks ago
Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 77. Brandin Cooks WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
A 33% target share with a 13.3 ADOT through five weeks is elite usage, but the offense he plays in is dreadful. Cooks should be considered a volatile WR3 moving forward.
8 weeks ago
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 78. Adam Thielen WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Entering Week 6, the 31-year-old might be on the verge of a decline, at least according to his targets per routes run metric (per PFF). Here are his TPRR since 2017: 2.33, 2.10, 1.86, 1.86, and 1.34. Thielen remains a presence in the red zone for Minnesota, but it seems as if we should begin valuing him as a WR3 rather than the WR2 we thought he might be prior to Week 1.
8 weeks ago
DeVante Parker Note
DeVante Parker photo 79. DeVante Parker WR - MIA (vs . NE)
Van Jefferson Note
Van Jefferson photo 80. Van Jefferson WR - LAR (vs . SF)
Through four games Jefferson's target share sits at 13.4%, which isn't that much lower than Robert Woods' 18.7% mark. Jefferson is also out-producing Woods in PPR leagues entering Week 5, which isn't necessarily predictive, but it's noteworthy. The Rams' offense is one to invest in right now. Jefferson is an injury away from WR2 upside.
9 weeks ago
Chase Edmonds Note
Chase Edmonds photo 81. Chase Edmonds RB - ARI (vs . SEA)
Edmonds is down to seeing just 29% of the Cardinal's rushing attempts through six weeks. Part of that is the fact that Arizona keeps playing with leads. The other part of it is that Edmonds has been battling a shoulder injury as of late. He's seeing a positive target share, but he profiles as a better fantasy play in games we expect Arizona to be losing (or at least competitive). Week 7 against the Texans isn't one of those games.
7 weeks ago
Odell Beckham Jr. Note
Odell Beckham Jr. photo 82. Odell Beckham Jr. WR - LAR (vs . SF)
It was reported on Sunday morning that Matthew Stafford is dealing with nagging injuries, which have likely played a part in the Rams' offensive struggles as of late. OBJ is in line for consistent targets with Robert Woods done for the year, and he saw 10 targets in Week 12 against the Packers. The highlight was a 54-yard touchdown, but Beckham wasn't efficient otherwise. "Selling" him is a bet against his talent at this point in his career. His name value is likely worth more than what his production will be rest-of-season.
1 week ago
Dontrell Hilliard Note
Dontrell Hilliard photo 83. Dontrell Hilliard RB - TEN (at HOU)
Christian Kirk Note
Christian Kirk photo 84. Christian Kirk WR - ARI (vs . SEA)
I'm labeling Kirk as a "sell" just as a warning before fantasy managers spend too much FAAB on him. Yes, the two TDs were nice, but Kirk played on just 54% of the snaps in Week 1. This doesn't mean he won't have a role this season, and perhaps additional fantasy-relevant weeks, but expectations should be kept in check.
12 weeks ago
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 85. Mike Gesicki TE - MIA (vs . NE)
Entering Sunday night, Gesicki has been a top-seven PPR tight end in three of his last four games. It's especially encouraging that he once again produced despite the offense shifting from Jacoby Brissett back to Tua Tagovailoa. Gesicki is likely benefiting from the absences of both DeVante Parker and Will Fuller, but with bye weeks coming up he's a sure fire TE1 until further notice.
7 weeks ago
D'Onta Foreman Note
D'Onta Foreman photo 86. D'Onta Foreman RB - TEN (at HOU)
Among Tennessee's three-head rushing attack that includes Adrian Peterson and Jeremy McNichols, Foreman received the smallest RB rush share in Week 9. However, in Week 10, he received the largest. This is still a RBBC right now, which isn't ideal for fantasy purposes, but Foreman makes for a worthwhile bench stash until we see more from this backfield.
3 weeks ago
Kyle Pitts Note
Kyle Pitts photo 87. Kyle Pitts TE - ATL (vs . NO)
The 21-year-old has now been held to 62 receiving yards or less in each of his past four games. For the season he's still at just one touchdown. Pitts looked to be emerging as a top-four fantasy tight end when he posted 119+ yards in back to back games after Week 7, but the absence of Calvin Ridley has led to a ton more defensive attention on him. It's important to remember that he's still a rookie playing in a playmaker-depleted offense. More importantly, the utilization remains fantastic. Pitts draws the Jaguars and Bucs in Weeks 12-13. The talent is still worth betting on.
2 weeks ago
Courtland Sutton Note
Courtland Sutton photo 88. Courtland Sutton WR - DEN (vs . KC)
Sutton hasn't registered 30 receiving yards in four straight games. He hasn't seen more than six targets in a game since Week 6. Jerry Jeudy's return, combined with all the mouths to feed in Denver, has rendered Sutton an impossible-to-trust WR3/4 in fantasy. Managers gearing up for the fantasy playoffs should look elsewhere for production.
1 day ago
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 89. Boston Scott RB - PHI (vs . DAL)
Scott might've upset fantasy managers on Sunday as he was active but not playing. For context, he didn't practice all week due to a non-COVID illness and was only going to be used in an emergency situation. Well, Miles Sanders piled up 27 touches before departing with an ankle injury. As of this writing it's unclear if he'll be ready for Week 15 against Washington. If he isn't, then Scott will be worth adding. Note that the Eagles have a bye next weekend.
1 day ago
Darrel Williams Note
Darrel Williams photo 90. Darrel Williams RB - KC (at DEN)
This late in the fantasy football season it is time to start handcuffing. Williams is one of the more high-end handcuffs who could still be available on waiver wires. He also has a role in the current Chiefs' offense. Williams was the primary RB to play on third downs in Week 13, hauling in 3-of-3 targets for 60 yards. He could be a desperation start in deeper PPR formats. His primary value, though, is as an insurance policy for Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
1 day ago
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 91. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - GB (at DET)
"MVS" registered an eye-popping 22% target share in Week 1 against the Saints. That alone makes him worth adding as a waiver pickup in deeper leagues.
12 weeks ago
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 92. Dalton Schultz TE - DAL (at PHI)
The return of Michael Gallup could wind up having a major impact on Schultz, who took a backseat in the receiving game in Week 10. Schultz saw just 6.1% of the targets after being at 19.8% from Weeks 2-9 sans Gallup. Game script was weird in this one as Dallas didn't need to do much in the second half, but this isn't what Schultz managers were hoping for. He's still tied to an elite offense, which keeps him in the low-end TE1 conversation, but expectations should be tempered with all of the Cowboys pass catchers healthy at the moment.
3 weeks ago
Jarvis Landry Note
Jarvis Landry photo 93. Jarvis Landry WR - CLE (vs . CIN)
Landry isn't an exciting player to write about, but in a post-OBJ world his role on the Browns certainly has value. The former Dolphin has recorded a 25% target share in all three of his games since returning from injury, but his Week 9 box score was a dud. Don't expect many ceiling games, but he profiles as a strong floor play in PPR leagues in the second half.
4 weeks ago
Russell Gage Note
Russell Gage photo 94. Russell Gage WR - ATL (vs . NO)
Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 95. Jakobi Meyers WR - NE (at MIA)
Through four weeks, Meyers is seeing 26% of New England's targets while sporting a 8.8 ADOT. He's running a route on 95% of the team's dropbacks and is a safe, albeit low-end, WR3 in PPR leagues entering Week 5.
9 weeks ago
Emmanuel Sanders Note
Emmanuel Sanders photo 96. Emmanuel Sanders WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Sanders didn't log a single reception in Week 8 against Miami, but he remains an integral part of one of the pass-happiest teams in the NFL. Sunday's letdown was due to the Dolphins basically giving Josh Allen any underneath routes he wanted, which led to a heavy dose of Cole Beasley and Zack Moss on check downs. Sanders will likely rebound in Week 9 against the lowly Jaguars.
5 weeks ago
Alex Collins Note
Alex Collins photo 97. Alex Collins RB - SEA (at ARI)
Marvin Jones Jr. Note
Marvin Jones Jr. photo 98. Marvin Jones Jr. WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Jones continues to perform as an admirable WR3 for fantasy purposes through three games. He's receiving 25% of Jacksonville's targets with a productive 12.8 ADOT. If Trevor Lawrence's efficiency improves, then Jones could ascend into weekly WR2 territory.
10 weeks ago
Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 99. Tevin Coleman RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Really, the entire Jets rushing attack could be considered sell candidates after a grim performance against Carolina. However, Michael Carter's a talented rookie whose role could grow as the season moves along, while Ty Johnson seems like the preferred combination of playing time and juice. Coleman, meanwhile, compiled 24 uninspiring yards on nine carries against the Panthers. It's okay to move on.
12 weeks ago
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 100. Devin Singletary RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
With Josh Allen running as much as he does (and scoring TD's at the goal line) and Zack Moss on the roster, Devin Singletary is basically a change of pace back, capable of big plays, but unassured of consistent touches. That combination make him difficult to invest in for 2021. As bench depth, he could be used in bye weeks, and you may get lucky. However, he's not a reliable fantasy RB.
12 weeks ago
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 101. Matt Breida RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Pat Freiermuth Note
Pat Freiermuth photo 102. Pat Freiermuth TE - PIT (at BAL)
Eric Ebron returned in Week 10, but it didn't stop Freiermuth from maintaining the strong target shares he was putting up in the past three weeks. A high-end prospect coming out of college, Freiermuth is worth rostering everywhere as a low-end TE1 moving forward.
3 weeks ago
Cole Beasley Note
Cole Beasley photo 103. Cole Beasley WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Beasley has become game-script dependent in 2021. Through five games the Bills haven't been trailing enough for them to fully utilize use of their 11 personnel package, which means Beasley just hasn't been on the field enough to warrant weekly fantasy consideration.
8 weeks ago
Rashod Bateman Note
Rashod Bateman photo 104. Rashod Bateman WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
The rookie wideout shockingly saw just one target in Week 13 against the Steelers. His usage was behind that of Sammy Watkins and Devin Duvernay. Bateman had just 60 receiving yards entering Sunday and can't be trusted in the fantasy playoffs with that level of utilization.
1 day ago
J.D. McKissic Note
J.D. McKissic photo 105. J.D. McKissic RB - WAS (at NYG)
in 2020, J.D. McKissic had 80 receptions and nearly 1,000 AP yards. The trouble is twofold in 2021. First, Ryan Fitzpatrick is far less of a check down QB, and that could limit his targets. This is especially true with Washington improving the WR corps this off-season. Secondly, Antonio Gibson really caught fire towards the end of the season. That all being said, McKissic remains one of the better "depth" running backs you can roster in fantasy and has PPR play appeal in certain matchups in season. He's worthy
of a late target.
12 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 106. Dallas Goedert TE - PHI (vs . DAL)
Goedert has yet to fully pop in the box score, but his underlying usage has been fantastic since the Zach Ertz trade. On Sunday against the Saints he caught 5-of-8 targets for 62 yards. He had a 33% target share. The Eagles have transformed into a run-heavy offense over the past month, which limits Goedert's ultimate upside. Still, the profile is that of a mid-tier TE1.
2 weeks ago
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 107. Latavius Murray RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Murray was given over 78% of Baltimore's rushing attempts in Week 4 against Denver, which is the highest mark any Ravens RB has seen this season. Ty'Son Williams was a healthy scratch on Sunday, which makes Murray a worthwhile bench stash moving forward. Murray isn't a full "buy" until we see this usage sustain, however.
9 weeks ago
Kadarius Toney Note
Kadarius Toney photo 108. Kadarius Toney WR - NYG (vs . WAS)
Toney was a questionable first round draft choice by the Giants, but he's making the skeptics look silly over the past two weeks. The rookie had an eruption game in Week 5 against the Cowboys, totaling 189 yards on 10 receptions. Toney consistently made Dallas defenders look silly, using his dynamic skill set to create separation. He benefitted from the absences of several pass catchers, and defenses will start paying more attention to him now, but the rookie wideout needs to be rostered everywhere. He warrants aggressive FAAB bids in leagues where he's still available.
8 weeks ago
Tim Patrick Note
Tim Patrick photo 109. Tim Patrick WR - DEN (vs . KC)
Patrick finished second in routes (81%) and tied for first in target share (22%) among Denver pass catchers in Week 3. KJ Hamler (ACL) is out for the season, which makes Patrick a low-end FLEX option until Jerry Jeudy (ankle) returns.
10 weeks ago
Mike Davis Note
Mike Davis photo 110. Mike Davis RB - ATL (vs . NO)
The 28-year-old was the poster boy for the "Running Back Dead Zone" this year. Entering Week 12, he no longer needs to be rostered. Cordarrelle Patterson wasn't even active in Week 11, but Davis rushed for just one (1) yards. He added 20 yards through the air, but the usage was quite alarming given the circumstances.
2 weeks ago
Julio Jones Note
Julio Jones photo 111. Julio Jones WR - TEN (at HOU)
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 112. Zach Ertz TE - ARI (vs . SEA)
With DeAndre Hopkins finally back in the mix, Ertz caught just one pass against the Bears in Week 13. Arizona has so many mouths to feed that it's going to be tough for Ertz to be a consistent fantasy presence moving forward. Consider him a volatile TE2 for now.
1 day ago
Sterling Shepard Note
Sterling Shepard photo 113. Sterling Shepard WR - NYG (vs . WAS)
Kendrick Bourne Note
Kendrick Bourne photo 114. Kendrick Bourne WR - NE (at MIA)
Devontae Booker Note
Devontae Booker photo 115. Devontae Booker RB - NYG (vs . WAS)
Booker got it done for fantasy purposes in Week 7, totaling 66 yards and a touchdown in another spot start for Saquon Barkley. Note, though, that his running back share dropped from 84.2% in Week 5 to 80.0% in Week 6 to 60.9% in Week 7. Barkley is also coming back soon, which renders Booker as nothing more than a low-upside handcuff.
6 weeks ago
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 116. Rex Burkhead RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Tre'Quan Smith Note
Tre'Quan Smith photo 117. Tre'Quan Smith WR - NO (at ATL)
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 118. Ty Johnson RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Johnson is handling the Jets' LDD snaps and two-minute work entering Week 5. It isn't enough to make him fantasy relevant. Instead, he's more of a thorn in the side of rookie Michael Carter.
9 weeks ago
Ronald Jones II Note
Ronald Jones II photo 119. Ronald Jones II RB - TB (vs . CAR)
Ameer Abdullah Note
Ameer Abdullah photo 120. Ameer Abdullah RB - CAR (at TB)
Rashaad Penny Note
Rashaad Penny photo 121. Rashaad Penny RB - SEA (at ARI)
David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 122. David Johnson RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Johnson seemingly had a chance at more work following the Mark Ingram trade, but he just isn't capable of producing in a meaningful way anymore. He can be left on waivers despite the potential for more opportunity down the stretch.
5 weeks ago
Kenny Golladay Note
Kenny Golladay photo 123. Kenny Golladay WR - NYG (vs . WAS)
Through two games, Golladay has a 21% target share and a 33% share of the Giants' air yards. Profile wise, he's a buy low candidate entering Week 3.
11 weeks ago
Marquez Callaway Note
Marquez Callaway photo 124. Marquez Callaway WR - NO (at ATL)
Through two games, Callaway has amassed just 22 receiving yards on three catches. The preseason shine is fading fast, but maybe that shouldn't come as a surprise since Callaway is a former undrafted free agent surrounded by questionable offensive skill players. Hold him if you have the roster spot, but otherwise we can move on.
11 weeks ago
Tyler Boyd Note
Tyler Boyd photo 125. Tyler Boyd WR - CIN (at CLE)
In five games with Tee Higgins, Boyd has seen a combined 28 targets. Ja'Marr Chase has seen 37 and Higgins has seen 53. Boyd is the odd man out when all three receivers are healthy. He isn't a difference-maker in fantasy football.
6 weeks ago
Nyheim Hines Note
Nyheim Hines photo 126. Nyheim Hines RB - IND (at JAC)
Jamison Crowder Note
Jamison Crowder photo 127. Jamison Crowder WR - NYJ (at BUF)
New York's veteran slot receiver saw just one target in a plus Week 12 matchup against the Texans. He returned to form on Sunday against the Eagles, hauling in 4-of-6 targets for 62 yards. Aside from the disaster against Houston, Crowder has seen at least five targets in every other game he has played this year. There isn't a lot of upside to be had for a player with a low ADOT in a bad offense, but those in deep leagues with full-PPR scoring could do worse if seeking a depth piece.
1 day ago
Donovan Peoples-Jones Note
Donovan Peoples-Jones photo 128. Donovan Peoples-Jones WR - CLE (vs . CIN)
Samaje Perine Note
Samaje Perine photo 129. Samaje Perine RB - CIN (at CLE)
Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 130. Jordan Howard RB - PHI (vs . DAL)
Howard is a priority waiver wire add entering Week 10 after he seemingly operated as the Eagles' primary ball-carrier in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Over his past two games Howard has rushed 29 times for 128 yards and three touchdowns. He saw seven more carries than Boston Scott in Week 9. There's a chance that he'll retain a role even when Miles Sanders returns. Consider Howard a low-end RB2 for Week 10 against the Broncos.
4 weeks ago
Jeff Wilson Jr. Note
Jeff Wilson Jr. photo 131. Jeff Wilson Jr. RB - SF (at LAR)
Jeff Wilson Jr. went from my favorite sleeper RB of the season to hard pass starting the year on the PUP list with a knee injury. Wilson had some great moments last season when asked to carry the load. However, with so many running backs on this roster, Wilson could be buried. He's someone to monitor on the waiver wire, but not worth draft capital outside of deep leagues.
12 weeks ago
Josh Reynolds Note
Josh Reynolds photo 132. Josh Reynolds WR - DET (vs . GB)
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 133. Noah Fant TE - DEN (vs . KC)
Denver was finally trailing for most of the game in Week 4, which led to Fant putting up a 28% target share while catching six passes for 46 yards and a score. He remains an efficient player, but the Broncos simply don't like to throw the ball while leading. Moving forward, Fant should only be considered a strong start in games where we expect Denver to be playing catchup.
9 weeks ago
Khalil Herbert Note
Khalil Herbert photo 134. Khalil Herbert RB - CHI (at MIN)
In Week 7 against the Bucs, Herbert became just the third running back to rush for 100 yards against Tampa Bay since the end of the 2018 season. It was a spirited performance that likely earned him more playing time once David Montgomery returns. Herbert once appeared to have a short-lived fantasy shelf-life, but don't go dropping him just yet.
6 weeks ago
Allen Robinson II Note
Allen Robinson II photo 135. Allen Robinson II WR - CHI (at MIN)
Robinson's target share and ADOT continue to give him the utilization of a WR1 in fantasy, but this offense just can't support him as a strong fantasy asset. Following Sunday's Week 6 loss to Green Bay, Robinson has been held under 10 PPR points in five of six games this season. His season-high is just 10.4 points. Consider him more of a low-end WR2 moving forward.
7 weeks ago
Laviska Shenault Jr. Note
Laviska Shenault Jr. photo 136. Laviska Shenault Jr. WR - JAC (vs . IND)
The 23-year-old saw just four targets with the Jaguars coming out of their bye in Week 8 against the Seahawks. Since D.J. Chark (ankle) went down for the season, Shenault ranks fourth on the team in target share at 13.5%. The sophomore breakout doesn't appear to be happening for him.
5 weeks ago
A.J. Green Note
A.J. Green photo 137. A.J. Green WR - ARI (vs . SEA)
The 33-year-old ranks second on the Cardinals in routes and targets, which gives him weekly FLEX viability as we approach a plethora of bye weeks. There likely isn't a ton of upside here, and Arizona has several mouths to feed, but Green is beating his draft day ADP so far.
7 weeks ago
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 138. Tyler Higbee TE - LAR (vs . SF)
Over the Rams' past two games, Higbee has played 100% of the offensive snaps while running a route on 92% of Matthew Stafford's dropbacks. He has an 18.6% target share during this time and is someone to target moving forward.
6 weeks ago
D'Ernest Johnson Note
D'Ernest Johnson photo 139. D'Ernest Johnson RB - CLE (vs . CIN)
Tyler Conklin Note
Tyler Conklin photo 140. Tyler Conklin TE - MIN (vs . CHI)
Kenneth Gainwell Note
Kenneth Gainwell photo 141. Kenneth Gainwell RB - PHI (vs . DAL)
Philadelphia running backs scored four touchdowns in Week 8 against Detroit, but somehow Gainwell accounted for zero of them. The rookie RB was given just one touch in the game's first three quarters. He then led the backfield with 12 touches in an uncompetitive fourth quarter. This was extremely odd, but perhaps Gainwell is just viewed as the pass catching back and this game featured zero negative game script. At the very least it's worth holding onto Gainwell for at least one more week. The Eagles are unlikely to be leading too often rest-of-season.
5 weeks ago
Bryan Edwards Note
Bryan Edwards photo 142. Bryan Edwards WR - LV (vs . LAC)
Rondale Moore Note
Rondale Moore photo 143. Rondale Moore WR - ARI (vs . SEA)
Through five weeks it doesn't seem as if the Cardinals want to utilize Moore as a full-time player. However, he's simply electric with the ball in his hands; and as we learned on Sunday, at hauling in toe-tapping sideline catches. The rookie totaled 97 combined rushing and receiving yards in Week 5. The usage might be volatile for now, but as a first year player that will hopefully change as the season moves along. Investing in Moore now is simply a bet on talent.
8 weeks ago
T.Y. Hilton Note
T.Y. Hilton photo 144. T.Y. Hilton WR - IND (at JAC)
Zack Moss Note
Zack Moss photo 145. Zack Moss RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Moss saw just three carries on Sunday as the Bills once again struggled to open up their rushing attack. Matt Breida surprisingly remains involved as well, which means Buffalo's backfield has transformed into a three-way RBBC. Moss can be left on waivers in shallower leagues.
2 weeks ago
Adrian Peterson Note
Adrian Peterson photo 146. Adrian Peterson RB - SEA (at ARI)
Amon-Ra St. Brown Note
Amon-Ra St. Brown photo 147. Amon-Ra St. Brown WR - DET (vs . GB)
K.J. Osborn Note
K.J. Osborn photo 148. K.J. Osborn WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Osborn's number of routes run will likely fluctuate week to week depending on game script, but he's suddenly locked in as Minnesota's No. 3 wide receiver. Note that the Vikings are using far less 12 personnel sans Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr.
11 weeks ago
Robby Anderson Note
Robby Anderson photo 149. Robby Anderson WR - CAR (at TB)
Anderson has seen 20 targets over his past two games but has turned them into just 25 receiving yards. It's an alarming degree of inefficiency, but history suggests that things will soon turn around if the volume holds strong. He isn't a player to get overly excited about, but he also shouldn't be on waivers in deeper formats.
6 weeks ago
Jeremy McNichols Note
Jeremy McNichols photo 150. Jeremy McNichols RB - TEN (at HOU)
Deonte Harris Note
Deonte Harris photo 151. Deonte Harris WR - NO (at ATL)
Nelson Agholor Note
Nelson Agholor photo 152. Nelson Agholor WR - NE (at MIA)
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 153. Hunter Henry TE - NE (at MIA)
Henry continues to run more routes entering Week 7, and he leads the Patriots with a 67% end zone share for the season. That's enough to make him a TE1 streamer while bye weeks are piling up.
7 weeks ago
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine Note
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine photo 154. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine WR - TEN (at HOU)
Carlos Hyde Note
Carlos Hyde photo 155. Carlos Hyde RB - JAC (vs . IND)
This is just an early waiver wire recommendation since James Robinson came away from Sunday's Week 8 game with a bruised heel. It's unclear how long he'll be out for, if at all, but Hyde would carry FLEX appeal if Robinson can't play in Week 9 against the Bills.
5 weeks ago
Antonio Brown Note
Antonio Brown photo 156. Antonio Brown WR - TB (vs . CAR)
Brown's role on the Bucs is similar to what it was in 2020; he isn't running a lot of routes, but Tom Brady is looking for him whenever he's on the field. This leads "AB" to being a more volatile fantasy option than we'd typically like, but it also increases his chances at spiked games. Consider him an upside WR3 moving forward.
9 weeks ago
Calvin Ridley Note
Calvin Ridley photo 157. Calvin Ridley WR - ATL (vs . NO)
This was supposed to be the "get right" game for Ridley, but he wound up catching just 4-of-10 passes for 26 yards and a touchdown. The score helped savage his fantasy performance, but it was frustrating to watch Matt Ryan be able to connect more frequently with Kyle Pitts. Ridley has seen double digit targets in 4-of-5 games this year, and his target share has been above 20% in each of them. Hold tight for now.
6 weeks ago
Wayne Gallman Jr. Note
Wayne Gallman Jr. photo 158. Wayne Gallman Jr. RB - ATL (vs . NO)
DeeJay Dallas Note
DeeJay Dallas photo 159. DeeJay Dallas RB - SEA (at ARI)
Jaret Patterson Note
Jaret Patterson photo 160. Jaret Patterson RB - WAS (at NYG)
Patterson is another RB who is worth monitoring on waivers this week. He received three more carries (11 to 8) than Antonio Gibson as the latter continues to battle a shin injury. Washington is on a bye in Week 9, so perhaps they were just resting Gibby, but Patterson profiles as an intriguing bench stash if anything were to happen to Gibson later this season.
5 weeks ago
Brandon Bolden Note
Brandon Bolden photo 161. Brandon Bolden RB - NE (at MIA)
The long-time special teams player officially owns the "James White role" entering Week 6. Bolden is handling all of the long-down-and-distance snaps in addition to the two-minute work, which means he's worth rostering in deeper PPR leagues. Just note the upside here is extremely limited.
8 weeks ago
Jauan Jennings Note
Jauan Jennings photo 162. Jauan Jennings WR - SF (at LAR)
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 163. Cole Kmet TE - CHI (at MIN)
Kmet's route rate eclipsed the 80% threshold in Week 3. If Chicago's offense ever gets on track then the second-year tight end could flirt with streaming status.
10 weeks ago
Curtis Samuel Note
Curtis Samuel photo 164. Curtis Samuel WR - WAS (at NYG)
Allen Lazard Note
Allen Lazard photo 165. Allen Lazard WR - GB (at DET)
Randall Cobb Note
Randall Cobb photo 166. Randall Cobb WR - GB (at DET)
JaMycal Hasty Note
JaMycal Hasty photo 167. JaMycal Hasty RB - SF (at LAR)
Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 168. Jared Cook TE - LAC (at LV)
Godwin Igwebuike Note
Godwin Igwebuike photo 169. Godwin Igwebuike RB - DET (vs . GB)
Zach Pascal Note
Zach Pascal photo 170. Zach Pascal WR - IND (at JAC)
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 171. Gerald Everett TE - SEA (at ARI)
Evan Engram Note
Evan Engram photo 172. Evan Engram TE - NYG (vs . WAS)
Darius Slayton Note
Darius Slayton photo 173. Darius Slayton WR - NYG (vs . WAS)
Trey Sermon Note
Trey Sermon photo 174. Trey Sermon RB - SF (at LAR)
There was some belief entering Week 5 that Sermon's patience/vision/power would pair better with Trey Lance's abilities than Elijah Mitchell's speed would. However, Kyle Shanahan doesn't seem to think so. Mitchell handled 81.8% of the team's RB rushing share on Sunday. He was clearly the lead guy and Sermon is shaping up as a RB4/handcuff option moving forward.
8 weeks ago
Quez Watkins Note
Quez Watkins photo 175. Quez Watkins WR - PHI (vs . DAL)
Laquon Treadwell Note
Laquon Treadwell photo 176. Laquon Treadwell WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Kalif Raymond Note
Kalif Raymond photo 177. Kalif Raymond WR - DET (vs . GB)
Will Fuller V Note
Will Fuller V photo 178. Will Fuller V WR - MIA (vs . NE)
The Dolphins were likely easing him in after missing the first two games of the season, but Fuller ran a route on just 69% of Miami's dropbacks in Week 3. He also had a 20.0 ADOT, so it's clear the team is using him as a situational deep threat. Consider him a volatile fantasy option moving forward.
10 weeks ago
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 179. Phillip Lindsay RB - MIA (vs . NE)
Larry Rountree III Note
Larry Rountree III photo 180. Larry Rountree III RB - LAC (at LV)
One game after looking like Austin Ekeler's primary backup, Rountree received just two touches in Week 2. He would likely be part fo a committee if anything happened to Ekeler, but for now Rountree can left on waivers.
11 weeks ago
Mecole Hardman Note
Mecole Hardman photo 181. Mecole Hardman WR - KC (at DEN)
It seems as if Hardman had an opportunity to step up as the No. 3 option in this passing game, but it didn't happen. His number of routes run has decreased in each game entering Week 4. Additionally, the organization is bringing in Josh Gordon. Hardman is a boom-bust WR5 moving forward.
10 weeks ago
DeSean Jackson Note
DeSean Jackson photo 182. DeSean Jackson WR - LV (vs . LAC)
Gabriel Davis Note
Gabriel Davis photo 183. Gabriel Davis WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
As expected, the sophomore wideout worked as Buffalo's No. 3 in this game. Davis played on just 44 snaps compared to the big three all receiving 77+. Davis was the one who found the end zone, so he might appear in some waiver wire articles, but he won't be a trustworthy fantasy option until that snap share increases.
12 weeks ago
Ricky Seals-Jones Note
Ricky Seals-Jones photo 184. Ricky Seals-Jones TE - WAS (at NYG)
"RSJ" was a popular tight end streamer this week and he produced for fantasy managers who employed him. Seals-Jones hauled in 4-of-6 targets for 58 yards and a score in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. More importantly, the utilization was fantastic. RSJ was in on 100% of Washington's offensive snaps while running a route on 95% of the team's dropbacks and receiving an 18% target share. He faces the Packers in Week 7 and will once again be on the streaming radar with Logan Thomas sidelined.
7 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard Note
Giovani Bernard photo 185. Giovani Bernard RB - TB (vs . CAR)
Bernard had a very useful fantasy performance in a Week 3 loss to the Rams, catching nine passes for 51 yards and a touchdown. However, his role remains unchanged. Bernard is Tampa Bay's third-down and two-minute back. Unfortunately, we don't anticipate the Bucs trailing much this season. This will make Bernard's week-to-week production a difficult guessing game.
10 weeks ago
Dan Arnold Note
Dan Arnold photo 186. Dan Arnold TE - JAC (vs . IND)
Austin Walter Note
Austin Walter photo 187. Austin Walter RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Damien Williams Note
Damien Williams photo 188. Damien Williams RB - CHI (at MIN)
Tony Jones Jr. Note
Tony Jones Jr. photo 189. Tony Jones Jr. RB - NO (at ATL)
Sammy Watkins Note
Sammy Watkins photo 190. Sammy Watkins WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Quietly, Watkins has a 27% target share through two games. For reference, Marquise Brown is at 31% entering Week 3. The Ravens don't pass often, but Watkins is seeing enough opportunities to make him a bench stash in deeper formats.
11 weeks ago
Peyton Barber Note
Peyton Barber photo 191. Peyton Barber RB - LV (vs . LAC)
Barber has the fourth most rushing attempts in the league over the past two weeks. Josh Jacobs hasn't played in either contest, of course, but it's still an astonishing fact. The veteran plodder will flirt with usability for as long as Jacobs remains sidelined.
10 weeks ago
Malcolm Brown Note
Malcolm Brown photo 192. Malcolm Brown RB - MIA (vs . NE)
David Njoku Note
David Njoku photo 193. David Njoku TE - CLE (vs . CIN)
Marlon Mack Note
Marlon Mack photo 194. Marlon Mack RB - IND (at JAC)
Jalen Reagor Note
Jalen Reagor photo 195. Jalen Reagor WR - PHI (vs . DAL)
Not every rookie WR took the league by storm. Jalen Reagor struggled with injury and his play on the field in year one with the Eagles. A new HC/OC and QB gives him a second chance, but he'll have to make the most of it, or he could find himself in the doghouse quickly. He's an interesting buy low in dynasty right now, but the fact his usage
is unknown in this offense makes him a dicey '21 investment.
12 weeks ago
Salvon Ahmed Note
Salvon Ahmed photo 196. Salvon Ahmed RB - MIA (vs . NE)
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 197. Joshua Kelley RB - LAC (at LV)
Chris Evans Note
Chris Evans photo 198. Chris Evans RB - CIN (at CLE)
Zay Jones Note
Zay Jones photo 199. Zay Jones WR - LV (vs . LAC)
Jermar Jefferson Note
Jermar Jefferson photo 200. Jermar Jefferson RB - DET (vs . GB)
James Washington Note
James Washington photo 201. James Washington WR - PIT (at BAL)
C.J. Uzomah Note
C.J. Uzomah photo 202. C.J. Uzomah TE - CIN (at CLE)
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 203. Jonnu Smith TE - NE (at MIA)
Smith saw just two targets in Week 5 and was held to 27 yards. The Patriots appear mildly interested in using him around the goal-line as a potential TD threat, but the offense overall just isn't creating enough explosiveness for him to be a TE1 in fantasy land. Consider Smith a mid-range TE2 until further notice.
8 weeks ago
Travis Homer Note
Travis Homer photo 204. Travis Homer RB - SEA (at ARI)
Qadree Ollison Note
Qadree Ollison photo 205. Qadree Ollison RB - ATL (vs . NO)
Jack Doyle Note
Jack Doyle photo 206. Jack Doyle TE - IND (at JAC)
Duke Johnson Jr. Note
Duke Johnson Jr. photo 207. Duke Johnson Jr. RB - MIA (vs . NE)
Devin Duvernay Note
Devin Duvernay photo 208. Devin Duvernay WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Byron Pringle Note
Byron Pringle photo 209. Byron Pringle WR - KC (at DEN)
Foster Moreau Note
Foster Moreau photo 210. Foster Moreau TE - LV (vs . LAC)
Nico Collins Note
Nico Collins photo 211. Nico Collins WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Olamide Zaccheaus Note
Olamide Zaccheaus photo 212. Olamide Zaccheaus WR - ATL (vs . NO)
DeAndre Carter Note
DeAndre Carter photo 213. DeAndre Carter WR - WAS (at NYG)
Austin Hooper Note
Austin Hooper photo 214. Austin Hooper TE - CLE (vs . CIN)
Eno Benjamin Note
Eno Benjamin photo 215. Eno Benjamin RB - ARI (vs . SEA)
Kyle Juszczyk Note
Kyle Juszczyk photo 216. Kyle Juszczyk RB - SF (at LAR)
Patrick Taylor Jr. Note
Patrick Taylor Jr. photo 217. Patrick Taylor Jr. RB - GB (at DET)
Justin Jackson Note
Justin Jackson photo 218. Justin Jackson RB - LAC (at LV)
Kalen Ballage Note
Kalen Ballage photo 219. Kalen Ballage RB - PIT (at BAL)
Benny Snell Jr. Note
Benny Snell Jr. photo 220. Benny Snell Jr. RB - PIT (at BAL)
Noah Brown Note
Noah Brown photo 221. Noah Brown WR - DAL (at PHI)
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 222. Brevin Jordan TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
Albert Okwuegbunam Note
Albert Okwuegbunam photo 223. Albert Okwuegbunam TE - DEN (vs . KC)
Cedrick Wilson Jr. Note
Cedrick Wilson Jr. photo 224. Cedrick Wilson Jr. WR - DAL (at PHI)
Marcus Johnson Note
Marcus Johnson photo 225. Marcus Johnson WR - TEN (at HOU)
Joshua Palmer Note
Joshua Palmer photo 226. Joshua Palmer WR - LAC (at LV)
John Ross Note
John Ross photo 227. John Ross WR - NYG (vs . WAS)
Ty'Son Williams Note
Ty'Son Williams photo 228. Ty'Son Williams RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Williams' playing time has decreased every game and he was inactive in Week 4. Baltimore's backfield is a legitimate four-way RBBC when you factor in how many designed rushing attempts Lamar Jackson sees. Williams is borderline rosterable, and he would be difficult to start even if he played in Week 5.
9 weeks ago
Jalen Guyton Note
Jalen Guyton photo 229. Jalen Guyton WR - LAC (at LV)
Derrick Gore Note
Derrick Gore photo 230. Derrick Gore RB - KC (at DEN)
La'Mical Perine Note
La'Mical Perine photo 231. La'Mical Perine RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Le'Veon Bell Note
Le'Veon Bell photo 232. Le'Veon Bell RB - FA (BYE)
Chris Moore Note
Chris Moore photo 233. Chris Moore WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Demarcus Robinson Note
Demarcus Robinson photo 234. Demarcus Robinson WR - KC (at DEN)
Anthony McFarland Jr. Note
Anthony McFarland Jr. photo 235. Anthony McFarland Jr. RB - PIT (at BAL)
Scottie Phillips Note
Scottie Phillips photo 236. Scottie Phillips RB - HOU (vs . TEN)