Fantasy Football Player Notes

2019 Rest of Season Rankings
Saquon Barkley photo 1. Saquon Barkley RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Barkley is the consensus 1.1 pick for a reason; he is the most talented running back to enter the league since Adrian Peterson and perhaps even Barry Sanders. With that said, he plays behind one of the league's worst offensive lines and teams may stack the box more often with Beckham now in Cleveland. Still yet, Saquon dominated last year despite the rest of the offense struggling, plus he is game script proof.
2 weeks ago
Ezekiel Elliott photo 2. Ezekiel Elliott RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Zeke is the biggest risk in the top four but if he plays, he is the best bet to finish #1. He is a durable workhorse behind one of the best offensive lines in football, plus we can expect mostly positive game scripts. Over his career, Zeke averages 2099 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns per 16 games.
2 weeks ago
Christian McCaffrey photo 3. Christian McCaffrey RB - CAR (vs . NO)
McCaffrey had an oddly quiet game in Week 2 against the Bucs, and was barely used in the passing game. But he showed what he could do with a monstrous performance in Week 1 against the Rams, and that, rather than his performance against Tampa Bay, should be closer to the norm rest of season.
6 days ago
Dalvin Cook photo 4. Dalvin Cook RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
He's going to cost you a lot, but he's worth it. The zone-blocking scheme has suited him extremely well and despite being down one of his starting offensive linemen in Week 2, he tagged the Packers for 191 total yards and a touchdown. If we were to hold drafts right now, Cook would be a top-five fantasy pick.
5 days ago
Alvin Kamara photo 5. Alvin Kamara RB - NO (at CAR)
Kamara has managed to finish as a top five fantasy running back in each season despite only being a workhorse for four games in that stretch. Now that Mark Ingram is gone, there is a chance he runs away with the league lead in fantasy points like Gurley did the last two seasons. With that said, Latavius Murray may jump right into Ingram's role and perhaps even vulture extra touchdowns.
2 weeks ago
Nick Chubb photo 6. Nick Chubb RB - CLE (at CIN)
While Carlos Hyde was the lead back in Cleveland, they made him a workhorse then Chubb took over and saw 18.6 carries per game over the next 9 contests. It seems clear that he will be a 20 touch per game weapon for fantasy owners this year and should find his way into the end zone more often in what will be a much improved offense.
2 weeks ago
DeAndre Hopkins photo 7. DeAndre Hopkins WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
As of now, Hopkins is the consensus #1 receiver off the board. You certainly can't argue with his talent nor his recent production but there is reason to be concerned about his shoulder, however, as he started the preseason the PUP. Perhaps more concerning is the fact that both Will Fuller and Keke Coutee will both be healthy so his league-high target share may take a hit. He is still elite, but shouldn't exactly be a slam dunk at pick 6.
2 weeks ago
David Johnson photo 8. David Johnson RB - ARI (at LAR)
Now that Melvin Gordon is claiming he will hold out, Johnson is the clear RB5 and will most likely be the 5th pick off the board in most drafts ahead of Hopkins. He was not as good last year, in part because of the offensive line but primarily because the Cardinals ran so few plays. That should change this year under Kingsbury so don't hesitate because of his numbers last season.
2 weeks ago
Julio Jones photo 9. Julio Jones WR - ATL (at TB)
You can say DeAndre Hopkins is the world's most talented receiver and even that his QB is a better passer than Matt Ryan, but the fact of the matter is that Hopkins has never once had as many receiving yards as Julio has averaged over the last five seasons. We know exactly who Jones is and it's a top fantasy performer every year. If they ever start throwing him the ball in the Red Zone, look out for a historic season.
2 weeks ago
Chris Carson photo 10. Chris Carson RB - SEA (vs . SF)
Carson is the ultimate boom or bust running back this season. Seattle may very well lead the league in carries again this season and Carson is about as efficient as they come. The concern, however, is that his knee will cause Carson to miss a few games or that Penny will play so well that he cuts into the workload. These are enough to keep him outside RB1 territory but barely.
2 weeks ago
Davante Adams photo 11. Davante Adams WR - GB (at DET)
Adams finished behind Hopkins and Tyreek in fantasy points last year but he was #1 in points per game despite his QB playing on one leg. Adams has now been a WR1 for three straight seasons thanks to double-digit touchdowns every year. He should be gone before the 1/2 turn in most drafts.
2 weeks ago
Le'Veon Bell photo 12. Le'Veon Bell RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Bell was as great of a fantasy asset as we've seen the prior five years before his holdout last season. With that said, he is moving from one of the best offensive lines and running schemes to the absolute worst of both. He will still see 300+ touches, of course, but without the Steelers offensive line, fantasy owners will likely be shocked at how inefficient Bell will be.
2 weeks ago
Odell Beckham Jr. photo 13. Odell Beckham Jr. WR - CLE (at CIN)
You can argue that there is not a more talented receiver, or even football player in the league. Now that Beckham is in Cleveland with the next great quarterback, his situation is much better than he's ever seen before. With those two in mind, he has as good of a chance as anyone to finish as the WR1 but with soft tissue injuries in his past, he comes with the most risk of any elite receiver too.
2 weeks ago
Aaron Jones photo 14. Aaron Jones RB - GB (at DET)
While on the field, Jones was an elusive as any runner in the NFL. The issue, of course, was that Green Bay refused to use him like the three-down machine he can be. That may change with a new coach in town, but until we are certain he is a 300 touch guy, he will likely fall to the third round. Don't mistake that for meaning he doesn't have top 5 RB upside, however, because he most certainly does.
2 weeks ago
Travis Kelce photo 15. Travis Kelce TE - KC (vs . LAC)
Kelce scored the most fantasy points of any tight end in the last five seasons last year. He may shatter that clip this season and approach Gronk's enormous 2017 total of 331 PPR points if Tyreek Hill were to suffer an injury.. Kelce wasn't far off at 295 last year. If he can jump another 40 points, we'd be looking at the WR1 if he qualified for that possession. Kelce is absolutely worth a top 20 pick this year.
2 weeks ago
Keenan Allen photo 16. Keenan Allen WR - LAC (at KC)
Allen continues to produce big numbers every time he is on the field. This year may be a different story, though, as Mike Williams is expected to take a major step forward and Hunter Henry is returning. As long as Allen's preseason injury doesn't last into the season, he should still lead this team in receptions and yards but he isn't exactly a second-tier fantasy weapon anymore.
2 weeks ago
Derrick Henry photo 17. Derrick Henry RB - TEN (at HOU)
Henry is back on the field after his strained calf, but it may be something that returns with the grind of an NFL game. After the way he performed to close out the season, there is no doubting that Tennessee will actually use Henry as the primary back all season, however. He might lead the league in rushing yards, as he can be a workhorse, but without much help on offense, the touchdowns probably won't accompany the yards, nor will any receiving production, limiting his fantasy ceiling substantially.
2 weeks ago
Michael Thomas photo 18. Michael Thomas WR - NO (at CAR)
No one was more efficient with the targets they saw than Thomas last season. In fact, no one in NFL history has been that efficient. There is room for more, of course, if New Orleans decides to pepper him with targets, but they also don't throw much so that might just be wishful thinking.
2 weeks ago
Leonard Fournette photo 19. Leonard Fournette RB - JAC (vs . IND)
He hasn't had a massive performance over the first two weeks, but what's most important is the reason many wanted to draft him. Volume. Of the 37 touches for Jaguars running backs, Fournette has 36 of them, which is volume you cannot replace in fantasy lineups. Trading for him before he scores a touchdown would be a good thing.
3 days ago
James Conner photo 20. James Conner RB - PIT (at BAL)
Through 10 games last year, Conner was a top-tier fantasy back before slowing down and suffering an injury toward the end of the year. He still has that type of potential, of course, with this Steelers offense but there are talks of the workload being split with Jaylen Samuels or Benny Snell which should keep Conner out of the first round of your fantasy drafts.
2 weeks ago
Mike Evans photo 21. Mike Evans WR - TB (vs . ATL)
You should reach out to the Evans owner to find out just how desperate they are right now. After two subpar weeks, they're likely panicking over their second-round pick. He's struggled, sure, but during his Week 1 game, he was dealing with a sickness that had him as a game-time decision, and he then had a tough cornerback matchup with James Bradberry. He may not be the 1,500-yard receiver he was last year, but he's still a borderline WR1 who you can likely buy at WR2 or even WR3 prices.
5 days ago
Amari Cooper photo 22. Amari Cooper WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Cooper has put up some historical numbers to start his career despite playing in an awful offense that refused to throw him the ball. It was no wonder he exploded with a new offense and better quarterback despite learning the playbook on the fly. The ceiling is enormous in his first full season with Dallas but there is also quite a bit of unknown too, particularly his plantar fasciitis.
2 weeks ago
Todd Gurley photo 23. Todd Gurley RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Gurley most certainly slowed down at the end of the year and comes with risk because of the unknown surrounding his knee. With that said, he was so exceptional each of the last two years that even with a 25% drop in production, he would still be an easy top 10 back. He still has more upside than any back including this year's big four so don't hesitate to snag him in the back end of the first round if you are feeling lucky.
2 weeks ago
Marlon Mack photo 24. Marlon Mack RB - IND (at JAC)
Now that Andrew Luck is retired, most expect Mack to be on the wrong end of negative game scripts, but the Colts have insisted that he will be on the field on third downs like he was as a rookie. If that is the case, Mack still has RB1 potential to go with a safe floor thanks to an incredible offensive line ahead of him.
2 weeks ago
JuJu Smith-Schuster photo 25. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR - PIT (at BAL)
There is no doubt about it that JuJu was the best slot receiver in football last year. Part of that, of course, had to do with Antonio Brown drawing loads of attention, and it remains to a question how he will perform outside versus stronger cornerback matchups. The target share is expected to improve but that assumes Big Ben again throws a league-high 675 passes which seems unlikely.
2 weeks ago
Antonio Brown photo 26. Antonio Brown WR - NE (vs . MIA)
There's going to be mixed emotions about Brown after his debut with the Patriots, but one thing was certain... He's going to be a favorite of Tom Brady. If you didn't watch the game, Brady underthrew Brown for what would've been a second touchdown. The chemistry will only grow between the two. While there is risk to owning him in fantasy, there's also massive potential.
5 days ago
Joe Mixon photo 27. Joe Mixon RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Were it not for the Bengals' best offensive lineman retiring and their first round rookie going on injured reserve, Mixon would be in consideration for a first round pick but with those big blows, his stock drops him down to a fringe RB1/RB2. He is extremely talented without question and may even be able to handle a huge workload but it won't matter if the offense can't support a running back.
2 weeks ago
Sony Michel photo 28. Sony Michel RB - NE (vs . MIA)
Some may look to sell Michel after his Dolphins performance, but you should be holding onto him. The Patriots offense is going to be a juggernaut and they're going to score a lot of points. Michel is their clear-cut goal-line back, as Damien Harris hasn't even been active on game day. He's the running back who's most likely to score 10-plus rushing touchdowns, making him a should-be top-15 running back at year's end.
5 days ago
Adam Thielen photo 29. Adam Thielen WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Even though his teammate Diggs managed over 100 receptions, Thielen posted 113 to go with a career-high 1,373 yards and 9 scores. There is room for both of them to finish as top 12 fantasy wideouts seeing that the rest of the receiver corps is barren. Their upside is limited, however, unless one goes down with an injury.
2 weeks ago
Robert Woods photo 30. Robert Woods WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Woods ends a six-man third-tier of fantasy receivers before a huge drop-off to the fourth tier. It might not feel as sexy as some other picks in the fourth or fifth round, but there is something to be said for his safety week to week and year-long in this Rams' machine of an offense.
2 weeks ago
Chris Godwin photo 31. Chris Godwin WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Some may be looking to sell Godwin after the hype has reached an all-time high, but you should be holding onto your superstar. He's playing the big-slot role for Bruce Arians, which is the role Larry Fitzgerald played in during his resurgence in fantasy football. While Mike Evans is going to bounce back before long, Jameis Winston is also going to have bigger games.
5 days ago
Patrick Mahomes photo 32. Patrick Mahomes QB - KC (vs . LAC)
Despite losing Tyreek Hill and suffering an ankle sprain, Mahomes looked as good as ever in Week 1, throwing for 378 yards and three touchdowns. Monitor the ankle injury, of course, but don't fear the loss of Hill. Mahomes showed early that last year was not a fluke, and he's talented enough to survive at an elite level even with a less than full supporting cast.
1 week ago
Brandin Cooks photo 33. Brandin Cooks WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Cooks has now been a top 13 fantasy receiver in four straight seasons so if you are suddenly expecting that to change, you might be disappointed. He will have to split the target share with Woods and Kupp, of course, but Cooks has managed to produce these big numbers despite averaging just 119 targets per season in that time.
2 weeks ago
Josh Jacobs photo 34. Josh Jacobs RB - OAK (at DEN)
With what seems to be no competition for the job, most anticipate Jacobs to have a huge workload. That may be the case, but we never saw him handle those type of touches or anything close in college, and Jalen Richard likely isn't going away in the passing game. While Jacobs is a safe bet for RB2 production, it might be wise to temper expectations in this offense.
2 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler photo 35. Austin Ekeler RB - LAC (at KC)
Ekeler was dazzling in his season debut against the Colts, scoring three touchdowns and being heavily involved in both the running and passing game. Justin Jackson ran well, too, but Ekeler should be the lead man so long as Melvin Gordon is out, which could be anywhere from 6-10 weeks, depending on which rumor you choose to believe. Particularly in 1/2 or full PPR leagues, Ekeler is going to be a strong RB2 for the foreseeable future.
1 week ago
George Kittle photo 36. George Kittle TE - SF (at SEA)
Not only did Kittle receive for more yards than any tight end in football history last year, but he did it with Nick Mullens and CJ Beathard as his quarterbacks. Enter Jimmy Garoppolo and we might see an even better season. Granted, the 49ers have some weapons in the passing game, but among them, Kittle is still the number one and you likely can't say that about Ertz in Philly with Alshon roaming around.
2 weeks ago
Zach Ertz photo 37. Zach Ertz TE - PHI (at NYG)
Ertz was spectacular again last season, even outscoring George Kittle in his record-breaking season. There is no doubt that Ertz will produce as long as he stays on the field, and especially with Carson Wentz back. With that said, it seems unlikely that Kittle will catch just 5 touchdowns this season with Jimmy G throwing passes so for now, Ertz sits at the end of that first tier of tight ends.
2 weeks ago
Cooper Kupp photo 38. Cooper Kupp WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Kupp isn't far removed from a torn ACL, but all reports out of camp are that he is even better than ever. Whether or not that is true is anyone's guess, but the fact of the matter is that he has huge upside if entirely healthy. He was the WR #2 prior to his injury.
2 weeks ago
Mark Ingram photo 39. Mark Ingram RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Ingram has been great in the Saints offense over the last few seasons but that does not mean he will fit well in a different offense, especially as a 30-year-old. Sure, the Ravens brought in Ingram but let's not forget that Gus Edwards was terrific to close the season and the Ravens also drafted the electric Justice Hill. Ingram certainly has RB2 potential, but this is shaping up to be a three-headed monster splitting the workload.
2 weeks ago
Kerryon Johnson photo 40. Kerryon Johnson RB - DET (vs . GB)
Kerryon is a popular early-round pick this year for many and while he may be talented, this offense is unlikely to produce enough points to give him much of a ceiling. What's more, is that Kerryon himself has said he isn't a three-down back and the Lions haven't used him on third downs this preseason so make of that what you will.
2 weeks ago
T.Y. Hilton photo 41. T.Y. Hilton WR - IND (at JAC)
He's scored touchdowns in each of the first two weeks, making fantasy owners believe he hasn't lost any appeal without Andrew Luck, but think about that statement for a minute. Before his touchdown late in the game against the Titans, he was looking like a bust in Week 2. He's a solid low-end WR2 in fantasy leagues, but if you can get close to WR1 value, sell.
5 days ago
David Montgomery photo 42. David Montgomery RB - CHI (at MIN)
Jordan Howard is now gone after producing for fantasy owners despite lackluster efficiency. Many will take this to mean that the much more talented Montgomery will become a stud from day one, but Mike Davis is in town now too and Tarik Cohen isn't going anywhere so it might not happen quite so quickly.
2 weeks ago
Tyreek Hill photo 43. Tyreek Hill WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Hill sustained a somewhat rare injury in the first game against the Jaguars, and although he won't need surgery, he's going to miss some time. How much is a bit of a question mark, as rumors have swirled from anywhere from a few weeks to a stay on short-term IR. There's nothing much Hill owners can do at the moment, and this at least does not seem like a season-ending issue. Wait for more word, but be prepared to be without Hill for quite awhile.
1 week ago
Tyler Lockett photo 44. Tyler Lockett WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Lockett had just 70 targets last year and before Baldwin came back, he was the secondary target behind Brandon Marshall. Lockett isn't primary weapon, nor will he likely become one. He is still a WR3, but is being vastly overdrafted with over optimistic expectations about his transition to an entirely different type of receiver.
2 weeks ago
Devonta Freeman photo 45. Devonta Freeman RB - ATL (at TB)
The Falcons have been banged up the last two years including Freeman himself but don't be surprised if this offensive line surges forward this year with all the talent they have. If that happens, Freeman could explode back into the top 10 fantasy running backs as we saw in 2015, 2016 and 2017 with his fantasy points per game.
2 weeks ago
Stefon Diggs photo 46. Stefon Diggs WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Diggs still hasn't become that top-end receiver we once assumed he would become but he has steadily improved each season. If Kirk Cousins' TD-rate improves to even league-average, Diggs may make that jump into the top 10 fantasy wideouts this time around.
2 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins photo 47. Sammy Watkins WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Watkins' monster opening week performance would have certainly moved the needle on his rest of season ranking, but Tyreek Hill's injury changes Watkins' equation far more. With Hill out a minimum of a few weeks and possibly more, Watkins' stock soars into the strong WR2 range. Don't expect what you saw in Week 1 going forward, but solid every-week starter production should be a given.
1 week ago
Allen Robinson photo 48. Allen Robinson WR - CHI (at MIN)
Robinson may have disappointed last year but let's remember that he was coming into a new offense with limited pre-season work due to his significant injury. He missed some time but still led the team in targets and may bounceback to his former WR1 self with a fully healthy season in this up-and-coming offense.
2 weeks ago
Kenny Golladay photo 49. Kenny Golladay WR - DET (vs . GB)
Golladay did have a mini breakout last season but it came while Marvin Jones was shelved and Golden Tate was playing in Philly. Now that he isn't the only competent receiver on the depth chart, his volume share should plummet. He is still a WR2, but be careful with the extent of your expectations.
2 weeks ago
Mark Andrews photo 50. Mark Andrews TE - BAL (vs . PIT)
The Ravens have what seems like 100 tight ends but among them, Andrews is the best bet to produce. He has a chance to be the breakout player of the year at the position if Lamar Jackson is trusted to pass more, but that ceiling only makes him waiver wire speed dial worthy instead of draftable.
2 weeks ago
Damien Williams photo 51. Damien Williams RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Williams entered 2018 with virtually no production to his name but exploded when given the opportunity in Andy Reid's offense. So long as he can get healthy and earn his spot as the starter, he will be a top 20 running back with room for much more. That upside will depend entirely on his large of a role he can handle, as the offense is certain to score plenty of points. There is reason, however, to be worried about Darwin Thompson.
2 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson photo 52. Deshaun Watson QB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Watson showed why he was a consensus top-two quarterbacks in drafts with his electric performance on Monday night against the Saints. There is no denying his talent or his ability to put up points at will. The only issue will be his health, as he took several big shots from the Saints. Injury risk aside, he's a stud, pure and simple.
1 week ago
Evan Engram photo 53. Evan Engram TE - NYG (vs . PHI)
Engram was injured for part of the season, but when he was healthy, he was solid once again, ranking 7th among all tight ends with 9.4 half-PPR points per game. The draw in Engram, of course, is the fact that Odell Beckham left in free agency, and while he has always been great, Golden Tate fills in and is also a target hog. When Engram had so many targets two years ago, Roger Lewis, was the #2 wideout so it is a much different scenario now than it was then.
2 weeks ago
Matt Breida photo 54. Matt Breida RB - SF (at SEA)
Many were touting Breida as a must-start last week, though Kyle Shanahan had other things in mind, as both Raheem Mostert and Jeffrey Wilson were heavily involved. It's reminiscent of last year when the 49ers backfield was continually unpredictable. The offense may have had a good game against the Bengals as a whole, but this doesn't appear to be a potent offense. If someone wants to take on the headache of the 49ers backfield, you should entertain offers.
5 days ago
Calvin Ridley photo 55. Calvin Ridley WR - ATL (at TB)
Last season Ridley played just 61% of the Falcons snaps. Most consider him to be the clear-cut #2 in Atlanta, but outside of a few big flashes, Ridley was the #3 option for Matt Ryan behind Sanu. That should change this year, but with Julio hogging the majority of the targets, Ridley's upside is still stunted.
2 weeks ago
Carlos Hyde photo 56. Carlos Hyde RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Hyde ran well in Week 1, gaining 83 yards on 10 carries. He earned himself a larger share of the backfield touches than expected, considering he was traded on the eve of the season. He's worth adding at the very least as a handcuff to Duke Johnson, but he should have some independent value as a Flex in deeper leagues if he continues to see 10-plus touches per game.
1 week ago
Tyler Boyd photo 57. Tyler Boyd WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Boyd just signed a four-year extension with the Bengals which means Zac Taylor must have big plans for him. A.J. Green is still the number one and will be back within a handful of weeks and Andy Dalton can only create so many fantasy points, but Boyd is a strong bet to finish as a WR3.
2 weeks ago
Miles Sanders photo 58. Miles Sanders RB - PHI (at NYG)
The Eagles re-signed Darren Sproles, acquired Jordan Howard and still have several other running backs of relevance on their depth chart. Peterson is known for splitting the workload among his running backs even when he had Jay Ajayi on the roster. If you think Sanders is going to be the exception to the rule, you will likely end up disappointed even though he is so talented.
2 weeks ago
D.J. Moore photo 59. D.J. Moore WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Moore is the de facto number one receiver in Carolina and has upside to blossom into a high-end WR2 if everything goes right this year. Much of it will depend on whether or not Cam Newton's shoulder truly is healthy.
2 weeks ago
Phillip Lindsay photo 60. Phillip Lindsay RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Royce Freeman is plenty talented behind Lindsay so it would be fair to worry about that, but try to remember just how great Lindsay was last season. If he is healthy, he will play, even in a new scheme. Whether that means being more involved in the passing game or not, you can rely on Lindsay to produce again if he is on the field.
2 weeks ago
Latavius Murray photo 61. Latavius Murray RB - NO (at CAR)
Remember in 2017 when Alvin Kamara finished #3 and Mark Ingram finished #6 among all half-PPR fantasy running backs? Well, Ingram's average draft position was 46th overall last year even despite a 4-game suspension. He and Kamara proceeded to score 33.0 fantasy points per game combined last year after 32.7 in 2017. The point in saying all this is that Murray is replacing Ingram in one of the most useful roles in fantasy football. He may be a better version, yet is being drafted 45 spots after Ingram was last year, even despite Ingram having a four-game suspension. That doesn't seem smart.
2 weeks ago
Devin Singletary photo 62. Devin Singletary RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
With the Bills cutting LeSean McCoy, you might be tempted to take Singletary much higher than you previously were, but he is unlikely to be a three-down back with both Frank Gore and TJ Yeldon still there. And even if he was, this is not an offense you likely want a piece of.
2 weeks ago
LeSean McCoy photo 63. LeSean McCoy RB - KC (vs . LAC)
The Bills unsurprisingly moved on from McCoy's enormous contract so he is currently a free agent but don't expect that to last for long. He is still talented and can be a strong backup for a team like the Jets, or perhaps the Texans or Bucs turn to him as their starter. Don't cut him or stop drafting him yet.
2 weeks ago
Julian Edelman photo 64. Julian Edelman WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Those expecting Edelman to outperform his ADP might be in for a surprise as he has never finished higher than WR19 in fantasy. Part of this has to do with his inability to stay on the field and at 33 years old, reversing that tendency may prove a difficult task. He comes with reliability while healthy but perhaps with a price tag too steep.
2 weeks ago
Royce Freeman photo 65. Royce Freeman RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
There are rumblings that this Broncos' backfield will be a direct split between Freeman and Lindsay and while that may sound bad, the Broncos have a strong run-blocking O-line that can support multiple fantasy relevant backs. The concern with Freeman is if he is in the same role as last year, rotting on your fantasy bench. There is, of course, the upside that Freeman runs away with the job or Lindsay is hurt, which could make Freeman the breakout fantasy RB of the season.
2 weeks ago
James White photo 66. James White RB - NE (vs . MIA)
White finished as an RB1 last season and now the offense has fewer weapons in the passing game and a banged up starting running back. It isn't crazy to think White could end up back in that territory in 2019 and if he doesn't, he is a safe bet to finish top 30 thanks to his receiving abilities.
2 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson photo 67. Lamar Jackson QB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Let's pump the brakes just a bit on Jackson after his absolutely electrifying debut. Yes, he was incredible. But the Dolphins will likely have one of the worst defenses in the league overall, and it's hard to know how much of Jackson's performance was on his skill or the lack thereof from Miami. He'll likely have another big game against Arizona but don't immediately turn down any sell-high offers.
1 week ago
Darren Waller photo 68. Darren Waller TE - OAK (at DEN)
Waller is becoming a favorite sleeper among analysts in the industry and is flying up draft boards as a result. This freak of nature athlete landed in Jared Cooks role that gave fantasy owners a top 5 fantasy season last year so the upside is enormous.
2 weeks ago
Josh Gordon photo 69. Josh Gordon WR - NE (vs . MIA)
He's not going to be a consistent wide receiver like he was last year, but fortunately, he won't cost you nearly as much. The Patriots are going to involve Antonio Brown, that much is clear, but it also means Gordon won't see any shadow coverage anymore. When looking at the WR3 landscape, it's tough to find one with the weekly upside that Gordon does.
5 days ago
Alshon Jeffery photo 70. Alshon Jeffery WR - PHI (at NYG)
Besides the stark gap in ADP, there isn't much of a difference between Alshon and Julian Edelman. Both have missed chunks of time in most season but have performed when on the field. In Alshon's case, it has resulted in three seasons than Edelman has ever produced. There is, of course, injury risk, but he is the epitome of a value pick when you can wait to rounds to add him instead of Edelman.
2 weeks ago
Mike Williams photo 71. Mike Williams WR - LAC (at KC)
Williams was insanely efficient despite being the 4th target. With Tyrell Williams gone and the threat of Melvin Gordon holding out, Williams could surge forward, perhaps all the way into WR1 territory. There is some risk here, but the upside is spectacular.
2 weeks ago
A.J. Green photo 72. A.J. Green WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
We're now two weeks through the season, which means we're that much closer to a Green return. Watching the Bengals offense move the ball successfully without him is a good thing, as it'll only get better with him on the field. Their defense looked like the one they thought they'd be in Week 2 as they allowed a boatload of points to the struggling 49ers. Reach out to see what it would take to get the long-time WR1.
5 days ago
Aaron Rodgers photo 73. Aaron Rodgers QB - GB (at DET)
It's too early to draw any conclusions from Rodgers' first game against the Bears. Facing a tough defense, he looked incredibly rusty. But he did enough to get the job done. For now, there's no reason to move off your preseason value for Rodgers, which should have been the third-ranked quarterback in fantasy.
1 week ago
Duke Johnson photo 74. Duke Johnson RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
With Lamar Miller out for the season, Duke is the favorite to lead this team in touches. They brought in Carlos Hyde via trade and while you may think he is a lock to be the early-down back, Duke can handle a three-down workload as we saw in college when he touched the ball 22 times per game. He comes with both risk and upside, making him a worthwhile mid-round pick.
2 weeks ago
Adrian Peterson photo 75. Adrian Peterson RB - WAS (at DAL)
His touchdown run should salvage his value in a game he had just 10 carries, but this is what you get with Peterson and the Redskins offense. They're likely going to fall behind rather quickly in games, meaning they'll abandon work with the two-down back, as Chris Thompson is better in clear passing situations. The idea is to eliminate as much inconsistency as you can in fantasy football, and Peterson's ceiling just isn't high enough to justify the inconsistency.
5 days ago
Malcolm Brown photo 76. Malcolm Brown RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Coach Sean McVay has made it clear that both Henderson and Brown will be plenty involved this season which makes sense considering they used a tender to ensure Brown remained on their roster. He may not quite be the second option, but absolutely has some upside in this high-powered offense.
2 weeks ago
Matt Ryan photo 77. Matt Ryan QB - ATL (at TB)
Ryan got some garbage time fantasy points against the Vikings in Week 1, but the Falcons offense looked entirely out of sorts. With injuries to the offensive line, he could struggle to get into the groove he found last year, but it's too early to be concerned. Continue to consider him a strong QB1 rest of season for now.
1 week ago
Tyrell Williams photo 78. Tyrell Williams WR - OAK (at DEN)
We can be bothered that Williams took so many snaps from Mike Williams last year but don't let that distract you from the fact that he has 2,440 yards on just 253 targets over the last three years and should see a major increase in targets this season.
2 weeks ago
Rashaad Penny photo 79. Rashaad Penny RB - SEA (vs . SF)
If you are looking for upside at the running back position in the mid-rounds, Penny may have the most you'll be able to find. Seattle is going to run run run again this season and if Carson's knee issue runs into the season, Penny might steal the job and never look back as an RB1 type performer. With that said, it is also possible he'll but a fantasy cut candidate in September.
2 weeks ago
Kenyan Drake photo 80. Kenyan Drake RB - MIA (at NE)
There will be plenty of fantasy owners who drop Drake after another bad performance, but you should be trading for him after we found out the Dolphins have talked with multiple teams about a trade. His situation can only improve from here, so buy him at his lowest price.
5 days ago
Larry Fitzgerald photo 81. Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARI (at LAR)
Fitzgerald is just one year removed from posting top 10 fantasy wide receiver numbers and while that is no longer a possibility, he seems like a lock to end up in the top 40 again, thanks in part to a new up-tempo offense.
2 weeks ago
Tevin Coleman photo 82. Tevin Coleman RB - SF (at SEA)
Coleman sustained a high ankle sprain in the opening game against the Bucs, and is set to miss some time, opening up the door for Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert. It's not an injury that should sideline Coleman for a lengthy period, however, and he did run well when he played. Stash him on your bench for now, and try to get by with backups for the time being.
1 week ago
Melvin Gordon photo 83. Melvin Gordon RB - LAC (at KC)
Prior to the holdout becoming a realistic possibility, Gordon was locked into the top 6 picks. At this point, however, he is falling out of even the second round in most cases and that may further plummet if the holdout extends into the preseason. Even if he doesn't sign before your fantasy draft, you can't let him fall past your third round pick because there is just too much upside.
2 weeks ago
Emmanuel Sanders photo 84. Emmanuel Sanders WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
It is extremely difficult, if not impossible to return to form following an achillies injury. Sanders has tons of upside if he can break the trend, however, as he was a top 10 wide receiver deep into last season and now has what may be an upgrade at the quarterback position.
2 weeks ago
Tom Brady photo 85. Tom Brady QB - NE (vs . MIA)
John Brown photo 86. John Brown WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Prior to Lamar Jackson taking over and throwing far less, Brown was once again a dynamic fantasy receiver. His only issue has been staying on the field. This isn't a strong passing game by any means, but he should be the #1 once again.
2 weeks ago
Tarik Cohen photo 87. Tarik Cohen RB - CHI (at MIN)
Cohen got nary a carry in Week 1 against the Packers, instead running routes out of the slot almost exclusively. He'll likely see some more work in the backfield but with Mike Davis also cutting into David Montgomery's role, there isn't that much room for Cohen at this point. He's certainly worth owning in PPR formats, but be wary about starting him for the foreseeable future.
6 days ago
Baker Mayfield photo 88. Baker Mayfield QB - CLE (at CIN)
Mayfield had an extremely disappointing 2019 debut, throwing interceptions on three consecutive drives in the second half against the Titans. It was a bad game, without question, but don't let that color your long-term view of Mayfield. He'll still be an outstanding fantasy quarterback if healthy.
1 week ago
O.J. Howard photo 89. O.J. Howard TE - TB (vs . ATL)
You shouldn't go out and give up the farm to acquire Howard like it was the preseason, but this is the ultimate buy-low, sell-high scenario where you're getting him for as cheap as humanly possible. He's been on the field for 110 snaps over the first two weeks, so it's not a lack of playing time, but rather a lack of targets. They'll likely be coming soon, and the Giants defense is up in Week 3.
5 days ago
Dak Prescott photo 90. Dak Prescott QB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Carson Wentz photo 91. Carson Wentz QB - PHI (at NYG)
Wentz looked dynamic in Week 1 and there's little reason to expect anything different going forward. He's an elite fantasy quarterback for so long as he is healthy, and the addition of DeSean Jackson only further cements his status.
1 week ago
Peyton Barber photo 92. Peyton Barber RB - TB (vs . ATL)
If you watched the Bucs over the last two years, you'd know that Barber isn't going to be a game-changer. He'll have games from time-to-time that give fantasy owners hope, and the latest one just happened to be on national TV for all to see. If there's a running back-needy team in your league, float some offers out there with Barber included.
5 days ago
Jared Goff photo 93. Jared Goff QB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Goff was rusty against the Panthers, but that seems fairly typical for most quarterbacks who played little or not at all in the preseason. There's no reason to expect him to be anything but a top-12 QB who you can set and forget.
1 week ago
Will Fuller photo 94. Will Fuller WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
The optimism on Fuller returning for the start of the season is the same optimism that led fantasy owners to draft Allen Robinson and Dalvin Cook last season. What's more, is that Coutee was the clear #2 behind Hopkins when he played rather than Fuller.
2 weeks ago
DeSean Jackson photo 95. DeSean Jackson WR - PHI (at NYG)
Despite playing just 12 games last year, Jackson still managed to finish as a WR3 in fantasy football. He falls into a tougher scheme this year, however and is now turning 33 so his time may be running out as a useful fantasy piece.
2 weeks ago
Marquise Brown photo 96. Marquise Brown WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
You should've been skeptical to start with Brown, especially after learning he played just 14 snaps in the Week 1 game. Those concerns disappeared in Week 2 as he played a team-high 50 snaps. He was also targeted 13 times, which obviously checks off the volume box. Knowing he has snaps, targets, and big play potential, he's got upside WR3 written all over him.
5 days ago
Russell Wilson photo 97. Russell Wilson QB - SEA (vs . SF)
Kyler Murray photo 98. Kyler Murray QB - ARI (at LAR)
Jarvis Landry photo 99. Jarvis Landry WR - CLE (at CIN)
Landry saw 149 targets last year and did next to nothing with them. Now that Odell Beckham is in town, Landry should become nothing more than a weekly flex play.
2 weeks ago
David Njoku photo 100. David Njoku TE - CLE (at CIN)
Njoku was solid but unspectacular last season, finishing after Trey Burton and Austin Hooper as the TE9. Yes, he will have a full season of Baker Mayfield, but he will also have Odell Beckham now hogging the targets. With both of those major changes, Njoku should still end back up in the top 10 this season.
2 weeks ago
Justin Jackson photo 101. Justin Jackson RB - LAC (at KC)
If Melvin Gordon is on the field, Jackson will have zero value outside of a darkhorse handcuff. He can be quickly released if that scenario plays out. With that said, the Gordon holdout threat is legitimate and if it happens, Jackson may overtake Ekeler as the primary back and could be a superstar in this offense if given the opportunity.
2 weeks ago
Curtis Samuel photo 102. Curtis Samuel WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Samuel is one of several electric athletes in this Carolina offense. He can take any play to the house but also comes with rough weeks every now and then were fantasy owners are given just 2 receptions for a handful of yards. If you are willing to look past those, he makes for a strong flex play.
2 weeks ago
John Ross photo 103. John Ross WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Robby Anderson photo 104. Robby Anderson WR - NYJ (at BUF)
If you are drafting Anderson because you believe Sam Darnold is going to breakout, you may want to be more prudent. If it is because this receiver corps is horrendous, now that's another story. Anderson is a lock to see 100 targets and commonly notches 14+ yards per catch so he is a strong flex play or even WR3.
2 weeks ago
Frank Gore photo 105. Frank Gore RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
With McCoy now out of Buffalo, everyone seems to think Devin Singletary will automatically step into the three-down role, but it is just as likely that Gore leads this team in touches. Granted, his ceiling is merely an RB3, but he isn't the worst late-round flier.
2 weeks ago
Christian Kirk photo 106. Christian Kirk WR - ARI (at LAR)
Kirk is likely to start every game in Kingsbury's new quick-paced offense that may afford the Cardinals 75 snaps per game. Assuming Murray is even a moderately competent passer, that could make Kirk a WR3 or even WR2 if everything clicks.
2 weeks ago
Josh Allen photo 107. Josh Allen QB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Marvin Jones photo 108. Marvin Jones WR - DET (vs . GB)
Most think Golladay is the clear-cut #1 in Detroit but while Jones and Tate were in town, he was still the clear #3. In fact, Jones' pace would have had him finish as the WR11 if he has played the entire season, after finishing WR6 the year prior. He still has that type of ceiling.
2 weeks ago
Sterling Shepard photo 109. Sterling Shepard WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Most seem to be expecting Shepard to take a major step forward with Odell gone, and while that scenario is possible, it seems more likely that Tate, Engram and Barkley will prevent Shepard from realizing his upside as a target-hog WR2. Rather, expect south of 1,000 yards with just a handful of touchdowns once again.
2 weeks ago
Delanie Walker photo 110. Delanie Walker TE - TEN (at HOU)
Walker may be 34 years old, but prior to his injury, he was showing no sign of slowing down with four consecutive 60 catch, 800 yard seasons. Plus, ankle injuries are much easier to come back from so while he dosn't have a load of upside, don't be shocked if he returns to top 10 tight end value.
2 weeks ago
Vance McDonald photo 111. Vance McDonald TE - PIT (at BAL)
There was a scare in Week 2 when McDonald had to leave the game with an injury, though he returned and scored two touchdowns. Yes, it was just a "scare" but you should remember McDonald's injury history that's prevented him from playing a full NFL season. He may also have to play with Mason Rudolph for some time, which, regardless of the Week 2 outcome may say, is a downgrade.
5 days ago
D.K. Metcalf photo 112. D.K. Metcalf WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Some will be looking to "sell high" on Metcalf but you shouldn't be one of them. Metcalf clearly has the trust of Russell Wilson, as he's been targeted a team-high 13 times through his first two games as a pro. He's delivered on a per-target basis, too, so there's little reason to start avoiding him now. He may not be a consistent option right away, but the potential for him to be an every-week fantasy starter is there.
5 days ago
Jameis Winston photo 113. Jameis Winston QB - TB (vs . ATL)
After a shaky start to the year, Winston improved in Week 2, though it didn't show his full potential. The game against the Panthers was on a short week while having to travel, so his stat line shouldn't have been expected to be very big. Now having 10 days to prepare for the Giants, Winston should be a solid buy-low candidate. Over the first two weeks, the Giants have allowed 10.6 yards per attempt with a 5:0 touchdown to interception ratio. If there's a confidence builder, next week would be it.
5 days ago
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 114. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - GB (at DET)
With Allison starting in the slot, that means MVS will likely see the majority of two 2-WR set snaps on the outside opposite of Adams. He is an exceptional athlete who could take off with consistent targets from one of the all-time great QBs.
2 weeks ago
Jordan Howard photo 115. Jordan Howard RB - PHI (at NYG)
Miles Sanders is expected to be the starter in Philly, but let's not forget that Howard has produced the last few years and is strong on the goal-line. Pederson has been known to use multiple backs so Howard likely won't be irrelevant and can even be said to possess RB2 upside if Sanders gets injured.
2 weeks ago
T.J. Hockenson photo 116. T.J. Hockenson TE - DET (vs . GB)
It is easy to get excited about rookies, especially one drafted as high as Hockenson was, but rookie tight ends rarely add up to anything whatsoever unless they play in an offense without competition. That won't be the case in Detroit with Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay still present. Avoid Hockenson in standard 12 team leagues this year.
2 weeks ago
Chris Thompson photo 117. Chris Thompson RB - WAS (at DAL)
Despite Derrius Guice's injury, Thompson's role should remain the same, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. He's always been a stealthily valuable running back, particularly in PPR and 1/2 PPR formats, whenever he's healthy. That's rarely a constant for Thompson, but so long as he remains free from injury, as he currently is, he should be a fine fantasy play in those formats.
1 week ago
Raheem Mostert photo 118. Raheem Mostert RB - SF (at SEA)
Terry McLaurin photo 119. Terry McLaurin WR - WAS (at DAL)
He's now produced in each of the first two games, which will have many willing to pay asking price for the rookie receiver. He looks like the No. 1 option for the Redskins but are you really expecting 80 receptions for 1,496 yards and 16 touchdowns? Obviously not, but he's in for some serious regression in the coming weeks.
5 days ago
Ronald Jones II photo 120. Ronald Jones II RB - TB (vs . ATL)
After a big game in Week 1, Jones was entirely irrelevant in Week 2 against the Panthers, totaling only nine yards rushing. Peyton Barber ran well, meanwhile, so there's little reason to see a changing of the guard coming. It's fine to stash Jones. But don't expect much in the near-term.
6 days ago
Alexander Mattison photo 121. Alexander Mattison RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
He may not be contributing to your fantasy team, but he has plenty of value as someone to hold on your bench. Should anything happen to Dalvin Cook, Mattison would immediately become an every-week RB2 with RB1 upside. Those are the types of players you want on your bench.
5 days ago
Austin Hooper photo 122. Austin Hooper TE - ATL (at TB)
It may not have been as consistent as we would all have liked, but Hooper ended up as the #7 fantasy tight end in 2018 thanks to a few huge performances. If you can't land any of the top six tight ends in your draft, Hooper's ADP makes him a top late-round target.
2 weeks ago
Cam Newton photo 123. Cam Newton QB - CAR (vs . NO)
Newton has been dreadful in his first two games of the season, frequently missing throws by wide margins, not running at all, and failing to account for a touchdown. Although fantasy owners could have written off his performance in Week 1 against the Rams, it's much harder to do so against the Bucs. Downgrade him significantly in your ROS rankings until or unless he shows something.
7 days ago
Kalen Ballage photo 124. Kalen Ballage RB - MIA (at NE)
Ballage is currently running with the first team in Miami's offense under the new Head Coach. He may end up like Chris Carson and flat out win the starting job, but it still seems more than likely that Drake will end up with the lion's share of the running back touches.
2 weeks ago
Philip Rivers photo 125. Philip Rivers QB - LAC (at KC)
Michael Gallup photo 126. Michael Gallup WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Gallup saw a load of air yards once the Cowboys brought in Amari Cooper to draw the attention of opponents. More than likely, Gallup will be a weekly boom or busy play but when it is all said and done, he appears likely to end up in the top 50 fantasy receivers.
2 weeks ago
Dede Westbrook photo 127. Dede Westbrook WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Westbrook was the number one receiver for Bortles last year in Jacksonville and appears to be the favorite for that role again, but with a major offensive line upgrade and perhaps a QB upgrade in Foles too. With that said, his upside is limited in this offense.
2 weeks ago
Corey Davis photo 128. Corey Davis WR - TEN (at HOU)
Yes, Mariota is his quarterback and Davis hasn't exactly produced yet, but he is a tremendous talent and saw one of the highest target shares in the NFL last season. Who is to say his third season will be another disappointment after the countless wideouts who have taken huge steps in that year.
2 weeks ago
Courtland Sutton photo 129. Courtland Sutton WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
Sutton has become a popular sleeper pick to breakout, and while he does have the athletic upside to do it, Hamilton appears to be the more polished receiver and Joe Flacco certainly won't do this offense any favors.
2 weeks ago
Jamison Crowder photo 130. Jamison Crowder WR - NYJ (at BUF)
There is nothing sexy about drafting Crowder. He doesn't have the upside of even a WR2, nor is the Jets' offense intriguing at all. If you want a reliable flex player late in drafts, however, you'll want to snag Crowder, who is a perfect fit with Sam Darnold. Quincy Enunwa, then Chris Herndon excelled as middle of the field pass catchers last year which is Crowder's forte. In fact, Crowder's arrival will push Enunwa outside and into fantasy irrelevance. Just like we saw in 2016 and 2017 with Washington (before Crowder's injury) you can expect a solid 5 catches per game with around 800 yards and a handful of touchdowns from him.
2 weeks ago
Rex Burkhead photo 131. Rex Burkhead RB - NE (vs . MIA)
Burkhead has been unable to stay on the field the last two seasons for New England but while he is healthy, he has produced as a strong RB3 thanks to his receiving and goal-line production. That shouldn't change this year with the receiver corps being virtually non-existent.
2 weeks ago
Greg Olsen photo 132. Greg Olsen TE - CAR (vs . NO)
Olsen thought about retiring and has some injury issues that may pop back up but his 48 reception, 517 yards, 7 touchdown pace last year would have made him the #6 fantasy tight end if he had played 16 games at that rate so there is still upside.
2 weeks ago
Golden Tate photo 133. Golden Tate WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Going into last year, Tate had 90+ receptions in four straight seasons. He was actually on track to do it again to go with 1,200+ yards up until the trade, at which point he became an afterthought in an offense where he wasn't familiar with the playbook Don't be surprised when he returns to the norm from the moment he returns from his suspension since Beckham vacated so many targets.
2 weeks ago
D.J. Chark photo 134. D.J. Chark WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Geronimo Allison photo 135. Geronimo Allison WR - GB (at DET)
Allison has been confirmed to be the Packers' starting slot receiver, and while last year's disappointment might have you wanting to turn away, try to remember that he was on pace for 1,156 yards before the injury. He may very well become the Randall Cobb of this offense in 2019.
2 weeks ago
James Washington photo 136. James Washington WR - PIT (at BAL)
Not only did Ben Roethlisberger get hurt, leading to Mason Rudolph coming in (this is actually a good thing for Washington who played college ball with Rudolph), but Donte Moncrief saw just one target and let it bounce off his hands, resulting in an interception. The Steelers are likely to move to Washington over him in the coming weeks, so it's best to buy before the surge.
5 days ago
Justice Hill photo 137. Justice Hill RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
For the second straight week, Hill played as the No. 3 running back behind both Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards. While Hill does present potential upside on your bench, it appears it'd take at least one injury for him to see meaningful snaps. Even then, it'd be a timeshare.
5 days ago
Andy Dalton photo 138. Andy Dalton QB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Jaylen Samuels photo 139. Jaylen Samuels RB - PIT (at BAL)
There have been reports circulating that James Conner won't be relied on as much this season as a workhorse, but even if that is true, you aren't starting Samuels unless Conner is injured and out of the way entirely. Even if that happens, Benny Snell, and not Samuels could assume the starting RB role.
2 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard photo 140. Giovani Bernard RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Mecole Hardman photo 141. Mecole Hardman WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Hardman is stuck behind both Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins so his snap count will likely be lower than 60%. With that said, he has the skills to break a handful of long touchdowns this year and we saw Godwin and Ridley both produce despite #3 receiver snaps last year.
2 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford photo 142. Matthew Stafford QB - DET (vs . GB)
Mike Davis photo 143. Mike Davis RB - CHI (at MIN)
Until the Bears drafted David Montgomery, it looked like Davis would be the steal of the century in fantasy drafts. He has plenty of upside if Mongtomery were to go down with an injury and let's not discount the possibility that the Bears ease Montgomery in and let the veteran pass-catcher lead this Chicago backfield in touches for the first month or two.
2 weeks ago
Derrius Guice photo 144. Derrius Guice RB - WAS (at DAL)
Knowing he'll be out for at least six weeks, if not more, Guice is not worth holding onto in redraft leagues. Adrian Peterson can fill his role rather competently, while Chris Thompson is a better pass-catching option. We haven't even mentioned the fact that fourth-round pick Bryce Love will be available to play in Week 7. It's time to move on.
5 days ago
Marquise Goodwin photo 145. Marquise Goodwin WR - SF (at SEA)
There is a real chance Goodwin ends up useless from a fantasy perspective if he is the 4th or even 5th target in this offense, but Jimmy G sure did love Goodwin in their sample size together so keep a close eye on his snap counts in case we get a surprise breakout here.
2 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins photo 146. Kirk Cousins QB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Jimmy Garoppolo photo 147. Jimmy Garoppolo QB - SF (at SEA)
Jared Cook photo 148. Jared Cook TE - NO (at CAR)
We know Drew Brees' offense is fantasy gold for tight ends, but we saw Cook with Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers in 2016 and he did nothing, so perhaps even Brees won't lock him into the fantasy top 12. Additionally, Cook was TE15 in 2017 before his big 2018 season which was fueled by the fact that Jordy Nelson was their #1 receiver. In New Orleans, he will be the #3 or #4 option at best so perhaps we should be careful with our expectations.
2 weeks ago
Jamaal Williams photo 149. Jamaal Williams RB - GB (at DET)
Dion Lewis photo 150. Dion Lewis RB - TEN (at HOU)
With the display Derrick Henry put on at the end of the season, there is no chance Lewis leads the Titans' backfield this year unless Henry's injury is a bigger deal that it currently appears. That isn't to say Lewis won't have games where he splashes but predicting which week it will be is a difficult task so he should merely be thought of as a handcuff.
2 weeks ago
Ito Smith photo 151. Ito Smith RB - ATL (at TB)
Smith has flashed at times but that doesn't mean he is even in the same neighborhood for talent or has any shot outside of an injury to take over the starting job from Freeman. If an injury were to happen, Smith would be an excellent flex play, however.
2 weeks ago
Mohamed Sanu photo 152. Mohamed Sanu WR - ATL (at TB)
Don't look now, but Sanu has now been a WR3 each of the last two seasons and just so happened to play more snaps than Calvin Ridley last year. Sanu may see a smaller role, but is still a solid roster filler if you need some reliable depth.
2 weeks ago
Drew Brees photo 153. Drew Brees QB - NO (at CAR)
Brees is set to miss six weeks with a thumb injury, but all signs point to him being at 100 percent after that. If you can hold him, you should, but in a one-quarterback league, you can move on if necessary.
3 days ago
Mitch Trubisky photo 154. Mitch Trubisky QB - CHI (at MIN)
Trubisky has been dreadful to start the season, failing to account for a touchdown in either of his first two games. He's faced two tough defenses, but his lack of production, particularly with his legs, is highly concerning. At this point, he shouldn't even be considered a starter in two-quarterback leagues. Hope for more, but there are few signs of a turnaround.
3 days ago
Keke Coutee photo 155. Keke Coutee WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Coutee is a little banged up but shouldn't miss much time at all. The general public seems to be viewing Coutee as the distant number three weapon in this Texans' receiving corps, but with Will Fuller just 9 months removed from a torn ACL and DeAndre Hopkins on the PUP, Coutee may be in for a much larger target share than everyone realizes. Plus, Coutee actually had more targets than even Hopkins when the two shared the field together.
2 weeks ago
Will Dissly photo 156. Will Dissly TE - SEA (vs . SF)
Chicago Bears photo 157. Chicago Bears DST - CHI (at MIN)
Eric Ebron photo 158. Eric Ebron TE - IND (at JAC)
Ebron had an excellent fantasy season in 2018 but it was almost exclusively touchdown driven. You can say that is good, but why would we think it was the norm after the exact opposite was the knock on him all along. The scariest thing about Ebron is that when Doyle came back from injury, Ebron played just 22%, 38% and 40% of the team snaps even despite his prior performance. Ebron isn't even a lock to be the starter so be careful on draft day.
2 weeks ago
Devante Parker photo 159. Devante Parker WR - MIA (at NE)
Without Adam Gase to slow things down and cloudy up the depth chart, Parker's athleticism may finally lead to that breakout season we always hoped for. This becomes even more likely if Ryan Fitzpatrick ends up winning the job.
2 weeks ago
New England Patriots photo 160. New England Patriots DST - NE (vs . MIA)
After a masterful performance against the Dolphins, you should hold onto the Patriots defense, who'll play the Jets in Week 3. It appears likely they'll be without Sam Darnold, and Le'Veon Bell is playing through a shoulder injury. They should be a top-five defensive play once again in Week 3.
5 days ago
Ted Ginn photo 161. Ted Ginn WR - NO (at CAR)
Ginn is by no means an exciting pick, but he is the starting receiver opposite of Michael Thomas in a high-powered offense so he offers some fantasy value as a WR6.
2 weeks ago
Minnesota Vikings photo 162. Minnesota Vikings DST - MIN (vs . CHI)
Gus Edwards photo 163. Gus Edwards RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Edwards did absolutely nothing in the Ravens passing game last year, but piled up the rushing yards and if anything were to happen to Mark Ingram, he would be expected to do it again in Baltimore with Lamar Jackson under center.
2 weeks ago
Jacksonville Jaguars photo 164. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - JAC (vs . IND)
Los Angeles Rams photo 165. Los Angeles Rams DST - LAR (vs . ARI)
Nelson Agholor photo 166. Nelson Agholor WR - PHI (at NYG)
Los Angeles Chargers photo 167. Los Angeles Chargers DST - LAC (at KC)
Derek Carr photo 168. Derek Carr QB - OAK (at DEN)
Cleveland Browns photo 169. Cleveland Browns DST - CLE (at CIN)
Tony Pollard photo 170. Tony Pollard RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
If Zeke holds out, Pollard is the favorite to lead this Cowboys' backfield in touches. It seemed like he wasn't anything more than a third-round back coming out of college but the Cowboys have been using him every single snap with the first team so he may be a workhorse and a surprise league-winner if Zeke does continue his holdout.
2 weeks ago
Jacoby Brissett photo 171. Jacoby Brissett QB - IND (at JAC)
Greg Zuerlein photo 172. Greg Zuerlein K - LAR (vs . ARI)
Baltimore Ravens photo 173. Baltimore Ravens DST - BAL (vs . PIT)
The Ravens defense has been better than most could've hoped for, but it's time to let them go knowing they play the ridiculously high-scoring Chiefs in Week 3. You can't afford to waste a bench spot on defenses at this point in the season, making them droppable.
5 days ago
Stephen Gostkowski photo 174. Stephen Gostkowski K - NE (vs . MIA)
Harrison Butker photo 175. Harrison Butker K - KC (vs . LAC)
Jimmy Graham photo 176. Jimmy Graham TE - GB (at DET)
Graham broke hearts last season, but there has never been a free agent acquisition in the Aaron Rodgers era who has succeeded in year one. Now that Graham knows the offense well, it is possible he finds a way to double-digit scores and posts an Eric Ebron like season.
2 weeks ago
Justin Tucker photo 177. Justin Tucker K - BAL (vs . PIT)
Mason Rudolph photo 178. Mason Rudolph QB - PIT (at BAL)
Rudolph will be the new Steelers quarterback after Ben Roethlisberger sustained a season-ending elbow injury. Rudolph was competent in Week 2 in relief against the Seahawks, and knows the Steelers' system. He's relevant right now only in two-quarterback leagues, but he could be a serviceable starter in that format, given his impressive college career and performance against Seattle.
4 days ago
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 179. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - HOU (vs . TEN)
A.J. Brown photo 180. A.J. Brown WR - TEN (at HOU)
The Titans don't have a load of talent in the receiving corps but they sure to have a lot of mediocre mouths to feed. It is possible that Brown plays his way into a starting job from the get-go, but rather, this already poor passing offense will be a frustrating one from a fantasy standpoint because of the unpredictability of targets from week to week.
2 weeks ago
Buffalo Bills photo 181. Buffalo Bills DST - BUF (vs . NYJ)
C.J. Anderson photo 182. C.J. Anderson RB - FA (BYE)
This clearly isn't the Rams offense Anderson is playing for, as he's struggling to find much room to do anything. His 2.7 yards per carry is reminiscent of LeGarrette Blount, who was an afterthought in fantasy. You want to cut bait with Anderson because he wouldn't even have a three-down role if something happened to Kerryon Johnson. He's droppable.
5 days ago
Wil Lutz photo 183. Wil Lutz K - NO (at CAR)
Jake Elliott photo 184. Jake Elliott K - PHI (at NYG)
Mason Crosby photo 185. Mason Crosby K - GB (at DET)
New Orleans Saints photo 186. New Orleans Saints DST - NO (at CAR)
Tre'Quan Smith photo 187. Tre'Quan Smith WR - NO (at CAR)
Ted Ginn may still be in the way, but if Tre'Quan surpasses him, the number two receiver in New Orleans would certainly return more value than the occasional strong performance mixed into a lot of duds like Smith gave us last year.
2 weeks ago
Demarcus Robinson photo 188. Demarcus Robinson WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Preston Williams photo 189. Preston Williams WR - MIA (at NE)
Darwin Thompson photo 190. Darwin Thompson RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Thompson moved ahead of Carlos Hyde on the depth chart then the Chiefs traded Hyde so Thompson has been predictably flying up draft boards. At this point, you may have to snag him in the 10th or even 9thth to ensure you don't miss out on this potential league-winner.
2 weeks ago
Dallas Cowboys photo 191. Dallas Cowboys DST - DAL (vs . WAS)
Houston Texans photo 192. Houston Texans DST - HOU (vs . TEN)
Darrell Henderson photo 193. Darrell Henderson RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
There are concerns about Todd Gurley's knee and we saw what a mediocre talent like C.J. Anderson was able to accomplish in this offense so no one can deny the immense upside for Henderson, but that is assuming Gurley misses time rather than splits the workload, and that if he does, Henderson runs away with the job over the tendered Malcolm Brown.
2 weeks ago
Sam Darnold photo 194. Sam Darnold QB - NYJ (at BUF)
Darnold has been diagnosed with mononucleosis, and will miss the Jets' game against the Browns in Week 2, and likely more. With the Jets having an early bye in Week 4, expect Darnold to be out until at least Week 5, to give him sufficient time to recover.
1 week ago
Kenny Stills photo 195. Kenny Stills WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Many are anticipating Stills will be the #1 receiver in Miami's new offense, but Devante Parker has substantially more talent and is finally healthy. This offense likely can't support two fantasy weapons.
2 weeks ago
Hunter Henry photo 196. Hunter Henry TE - LAC (at KC)
It is tough to know just how strong Henry will be in his return from the injury but seeing that he was prepared to play in the playoffs, it seems likely that he will be nearly back to 100%. Prior to his injury, Henry was every bit as efficient as Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce at the top of the league. Now that he is actually the starter and should see a major bump in targets, he may just leap into that top tight end tier.
2 weeks ago
Tennessee Titans photo 197. Tennessee Titans DST - TEN (at HOU)
Brett Maher photo 198. Brett Maher K - DAL (vs . WAS)
Matt Bryant photo 199. Matt Bryant K - ATL (at TB)
Trey Quinn photo 200. Trey Quinn WR - WAS (at DAL)
Someone has to lead this Washington roster in targets and Quinn appears to have as good of a chance as anyone seeing that he is a strong route runner. Even so, his upside is limited to a WR4 flex type, and that's if everything goes right.
2 weeks ago
Chris Herndon IV photo 201. Chris Herndon IV TE - NYJ (at BUF)
Herndon was fine as a rookie in 2018, but let's stop pretending that he is an all-world talent ready to become elite this season. The only reason he stood out was because the Jets' had no pass catchers. Herndon only reached double-digit points three times and never eclipsed 14 points in a game.
2 weeks ago
Deebo Samuel photo 202. Deebo Samuel WR - SF (at SEA)
Samuel clearly has some upside not only in dynasty but for redraft leagues. He would have to pass either Dante Pettis or Marquise Goodwin, however, if he wants enough snaps to produce at a meaningful level. And let's not overlook Jalen Hurd on the depth chart either.
2 weeks ago
Denver Broncos photo 203. Denver Broncos DST - DEN (vs . OAK)
Marcus Mariota photo 204. Marcus Mariota QB - TEN (at HOU)
Paul Richardson photo 205. Paul Richardson WR - WAS (at DAL)
Trey Burton photo 206. Trey Burton TE - CHI (at MIN)
You may not be excited about drafting Burton after his "disappointing" 2018, and you would be right that he doesn't have top 3 upside at the position, but he did finish as the #6 fantasy tight end last season. Granted, his 93 standard-scoring fantasy points were less than half of what Travis Kelce put up, but like Lamar Miller at running back, there is a place for the boring Burton in your fantasy lineup.
2 weeks ago
Albert Wilson photo 207. Albert Wilson WR - MIA (at NE)
Chris Conley photo 208. Chris Conley WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Robbie Gould photo 209. Robbie Gould K - SF (at SEA)
Randall Cobb photo 210. Randall Cobb WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Seattle Seahawks photo 211. Seattle Seahawks DST - SEA (vs . SF)
Danny Amendola photo 212. Danny Amendola WR - DET (vs . GB)
Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones are still in town, but Amendola will be on the field for the vast majority of three-wide snaps. When he is, you can expect him to persist as that reliable WR6 type that you can use in a time of desperation.
2 weeks ago
Anthony Miller photo 213. Anthony Miller WR - CHI (at MIN)
Miller is oozing with talent but was limited last year because of multiple injuries that weighed him down throughout the season. He has breakout potential but could very well prove to be drop-worthy in September too.
2 weeks ago
Cole Beasley photo 214. Cole Beasley WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Matt Prater photo 215. Matt Prater K - DET (vs . GB)
Dante Pettis photo 216. Dante Pettis WR - SF (at SEA)
After playing just two snaps in the opener, Kyle Shanahan tried to silence the concern by saying it was due to an injury he had at the end of the preseason. Well, he played more snaps in Week 2 but saw no targets from Jimmy Garoppolo. It's not a potent enough passing attack that you need to hold onto.
5 days ago
Nyheim Hines photo 217. Nyheim Hines RB - IND (at JAC)
Marlon Mack isn't going anywhere and even if he did get injured, it would be Jordan Wilkins or Spencer Ware who would become the lead back. Hines is among the best receiving backs in football, though, and was even split out wide fairly often last year so he has RB4 stand-alone value.
2 weeks ago
Donte Moncrief photo 218. Donte Moncrief WR - PIT (at BAL)
He went from being targeted in double-digits during Week 1 where he dropped three balls, to being targeted just once in Week 2 where he dropped another pass that resulted in an interception. His starting days are very limited in Pittsburgh.
5 days ago
Daniel Jones photo 219. Daniel Jones QB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Jones has been named the starter for the Giants in their Week 3 game against the Bucs. There's no reason at this point for the Giants to go back to Eli Manning at any point this season, so Jones should see starting reps for the remainder of the year. He showed plenty of flash in the preseason, but it remains to be seen what he can accomplish in real games. For now, consider Jones only as a backup in two-quarterback leagues.
3 days ago
Philadelphia Eagles photo 220. Philadelphia Eagles DST - PHI (at NYG)
Gardner Minshew photo 221. Gardner Minshew QB - JAC (vs . IND)
Minshew was extraordinarily efficient in relief of Nick Foles against the Chiefs, completing 22-of-25 passes. But don't start considering him relevant even in two-quarterback leagues just yet. With time to prepare, defenses should likely hold Minshew in check. Unless he can keep the good times rolling for a few weeks, feel free to ignore him for fantasy purposes.
1 week ago
Ryquell Armstead photo 222. Ryquell Armstead RB - JAC (vs . IND)
As of now, Leonard Fournette is healthy, but we all know just how durable he has been over the past few years. More than likely, Fournette will miss a few games and when he does, Armstead may be the primary back over Alfred Blue which could make him a top 20 fantasy RB.
2 weeks ago
Ty Montgomery photo 223. Ty Montgomery RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Le'Veon Bell hasn't exactly been the most durable starting running back and while it is rumored that the Jets are looking for additional help at the position, it is Montgomery now who is the clear backup if anything were to happen, and believe it or not, he has looked terrific this preseason.
2 weeks ago
Jason Myers photo 224. Jason Myers K - SEA (vs . SF)
Tyler Eifert photo 225. Tyler Eifert TE - CIN (vs . CLE)
Even if Eifert is healthy for once, his upside is limited. His one strong season was driven by an astronomical and unsustainable touchdown rate. Bet on that returning if you want, but in his 14 games since then, he has merely been mediocre. With A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon all receiving passes in a lackluster passing offense, Eifert will again be an afterthought.
2 weeks ago
Green Bay Packers photo 226. Green Bay Packers DST - GB (at DET)
Darren Sproles photo 227. Darren Sproles RB - PHI (at NYG)
Kyle Rudolph photo 228. Kyle Rudolph TE - MIN (vs . CHI)
Rudolph didn't compile quite as many fantasy points last year but he was still a top 10 fantasy tight end and actually caught more passes for more yards than in 2017. The difference was touchdown rate so don't be shocked if he bounces back for another nice season in despite Minnesota adding Irv Smith Jr.
2 weeks ago
Jordan Reed photo 229. Jordan Reed TE - WAS (at DAL)
Finding out about him missing Week 2 after struggling to get out of the concussion protocol, it's time to move on from Reed, who may need to cut his career short. If he does eventually get out of the protocol, you can pick him back up on the waiver wire because everyone else has moved on at this point.
5 days ago
Jalen Richard photo 230. Jalen Richard RB - OAK (at DEN)
Kareem Hunt photo 231. Kareem Hunt RB - CLE (at CIN)
Yes, Hunt has a terrific season from a fantasy perspective last year, but that has always been the case with Andy Reid running backs. Hunt may be worth nothing outside of that, and even if he is, that doesn't mean he will unseat Nick Chubb when he comes back three months into the season. This should be a hard pass in the 10th round for fantasy owners.
2 weeks ago
Dare Ogunbowale photo 232. Dare Ogunbowale RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Sure, he's playing a decent amount of snaps, but it has amounted to just five receptions and no carries. The Bucs aren't going to give him a featured role, so he's essentially just a pass-catching specialist. You should keep guys on your bench who present RB2 upside with an injury and we cannot say that about Ogunbowale.
5 days ago
Jordan Wilkins photo 233. Jordan Wilkins RB - IND (at JAC)
Rashard Higgins photo 234. Rashard Higgins WR - CLE (at CIN)
Damien Harris photo 235. Damien Harris RB - NE (vs . MIA)
It was odd that the Patriots drafted yet another running back, and because he is seemingly their number four on the depth chart, you may think he has no fantasy appeal, but rather, he is the direct replacement for Sony Michel. James White wouldn't move into that role nor would Rex Burkhead so instead, Harris is an injury away from top 20 RB value and perhaps much more.
2 weeks ago
Adam Humphries photo 236. Adam Humphries WR - TEN (at HOU)
Humphries was tremendous at the close of the season for Tampa, and while New England may have been a better landing spot, he falls into a nice spot in Tennessee too where there is limited competition for targets. He makes for a solid WR5 with bye week appeal.
2 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert photo 237. Dallas Goedert TE - PHI (at NYG)
If your league allows benches deep enough that you are usually willing to roster a handcuff or two, you might want to consider Goedert as a special exception to the rule of never drafting a backup tight end. If Zach Ertz were to go down, Goedert would be an immediate top five fantasy tight end.
2 weeks ago
Chase Edmonds photo 238. Chase Edmonds RB - ARI (at LAR)
Edmonds is clearly stuck behind David Johnson, but he should be useful as an RB4 or even RB3 even with Johnson healthy since Kingsbury will force this team to play uptempo. Imagine, too, what Edmonds' upside would be if Johnson did suffer an injury as we've seen before.
2 weeks ago
Joe Flacco photo 239. Joe Flacco QB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Michael Badgley photo 240. Michael Badgley K - LAC (at KC)
Phillip Dorsett photo 241. Phillip Dorsett WR - NE (vs . MIA)
With Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon on the team, Dorsett is going to have a hard time finding snaps with Tom Brady. Sure, there'll be games where the Patriots are blowing teams out and he'll get some garbage time stats, but nothing you can rely on in fantasy football.
5 days ago
KeeSean Johnson photo 242. KeeSean Johnson WR - ARI (at LAR)
San Francisco 49ers photo 243. San Francisco 49ers DST - SF (at SEA)
Jack Doyle photo 244. Jack Doyle TE - IND (at JAC)
You may believe Eric Ebron stole the job from Jack Doyle last season but when Doyle came back from injury, he played 196 snaps to Ebron's 112 so don't rule out the possibility that Doyle is the one to own in Indy. Believe it or not, Doyle was excellent with Brisset two years ago, catching 23 more balls than even T.Y. Hilton.
2 weeks ago
DeAndre Washington photo 245. DeAndre Washington RB - OAK (at DEN)
Parris Campbell photo 246. Parris Campbell WR - IND (at JAC)
Campbell is as electric of a young football player as you will find and is expected to eventually replace Hilton in the Colts' offense. It likely won't happen anytime soon, but you can draft him as a lottery pick.
2 weeks ago
T.J. Yeldon photo 247. T.J. Yeldon RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
LeSean McCoy is the biggest name in this Buffalo backfield and Devin Singletary the hot new rookie, but it was Yeldon last year who's tape stood out. Don't be surprised if he grabs hold of the starting job for Buffalo this August and produces like a strong RB3 this season.
2 weeks ago
Willie Snead photo 248. Willie Snead WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Lamar Jackson is bound to pass the ball much more than last season and while it won't lead to much in the way of fantasy production, his number one receiver may still have some WR5 type value, and more than likely, that player is Snead.
2 weeks ago
Dontrell Hilliard photo 249. Dontrell Hilliard RB - CLE (at CIN)
Benny Snell Jr. photo 250. Benny Snell Jr. RB - PIT (at BAL)
Brian Hill photo 251. Brian Hill RB - ATL (at TB)
Mike Boone photo 252. Mike Boone RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Ryan Fitzpatrick photo 253. Ryan Fitzpatrick QB - MIA (at NE)
Case Keenum photo 254. Case Keenum QB - WAS (at DAL)
Teddy Bridgewater photo 255. Teddy Bridgewater QB - NO (at CAR)
Bridgewater will be handed the reins to the Saints offense for at least the next six weeks after Drew Brees' thumb injury. He's not close to the passer that Brees is, obviously, but his familiarity with the Saints offense and Sean McVay's excellent coaching should lead to serviceable results. He's relevant in two-quarterback formats only, but his performance will be something to watch.
3 days ago
Kansas City Chiefs photo 256. Kansas City Chiefs DST - KC (vs . LAC)
John Kelly photo 257. John Kelly RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Jeff Wilson photo 258. Jeff Wilson RB - SF (at SEA)
New York Jets photo 259. New York Jets DST - NYJ (at BUF)
Travis Benjamin photo 260. Travis Benjamin WR - LAC (at KC)
D'Ernest Johnson photo 261. D'Ernest Johnson RB - CLE (at CIN)
Jason Witten photo 262. Jason Witten TE - DAL (vs . WAS)
Witten is by no means a sexy add at this point in his career, but he'll see enough targets, especially in the red zone, to make him worthy of streaming two or three times this season.
2 weeks ago
Michael Crabtree photo 263. Michael Crabtree WR - ARI (at LAR)
With Hakeem Butler headed to the IR and Kevin White cut, this Arizona depth chart is wide open for Crabtree to get early snaps and targets next to Fitzgerald and Kirk. Unfortunately, he likely isn't anything more than a WR5 or WR6 at this stage in his career.
2 weeks ago
DaeSean Hamilton photo 264. DaeSean Hamilton WR - DEN (vs . OAK)
You've likely seen the videos showcasing Sanders as ready to return, but no playmaker has ever returned from an achillies to much production. Sutton is still in town, but Hamilton may be more polished so don't be shocked if he ends up leading Denver in targets this year.
2 weeks ago
Hunter Renfrow photo 265. Hunter Renfrow WR - OAK (at DEN)
Carolina Panthers photo 266. Carolina Panthers DST - CAR (vs . NO)
Noah Fant photo 267. Noah Fant TE - DEN (vs . OAK)
C.J. Prosise photo 268. C.J. Prosise RB - SEA (vs . SF)
Wayne Gallman photo 269. Wayne Gallman RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Josh Rosen photo 270. Josh Rosen QB - MIA (at NE)
Dexter Williams photo 271. Dexter Williams RB - GB (at DET)
Joey Slye photo 272. Joey Slye K - CAR (vs . NO)
Kaare Vedvik photo 273. Kaare Vedvik K,P - FA (BYE)
Matt Gay photo 274. Matt Gay K - TB (vs . ATL)
Taysom Hill photo 275. Taysom Hill QB - NO (at CAR)
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside photo 276. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR - PHI (at NYG)
Diontae Johnson photo 277. Diontae Johnson WR - PIT (at BAL)
Cody Latimer photo 278. Cody Latimer WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Nick Foles photo 279. Nick Foles QB - JAC (vs . IND)
Foles sustained a fractured clavicle and will undergo surgery. He's set to miss extended time, and possibly the season. Even in a two-quarterback league, fantasy owners can move on.
1 week ago
Breshad Perriman photo 280. Breshad Perriman WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Bilal Powell photo 281. Bilal Powell RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Dwayne Haskins photo 282. Dwayne Haskins QB - WAS (at DAL)
Washington Redskins photo 283. Washington Redskins DST - WAS (at DAL)
Damarea Crockett photo 284. Damarea Crockett RB - OAK (at DEN)
Eli Manning photo 285. Eli Manning QB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Manning has been benched in favor of Daniel Jones. Absent an injury, there's little reason to think he'll see the field again in 2019. To the extent you were holding him (and you shouldn't have been), move on.
3 days ago
Dan Bailey photo 286. Dan Bailey K - MIN (vs . CHI)
Alex Armah photo 287. Alex Armah RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Devin Funchess photo 288. Devin Funchess WR - IND (at JAC)
The Colts are fond of Parris Campbell long-term, but he is much more of a T.Y. Hilton model than the big-bodied red-zone threat they need on the opposite side like Funchess. He is a safe bet to be their second receiver for Brisset, but that merely makes him a WR5 or WR6.
2 weeks ago
Corey Clement photo 289. Corey Clement RB - PHI (at NYG)
Josh Reynolds photo 290. Josh Reynolds WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
TJ Jones photo 291. TJ Jones WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Miles Boykin photo 292. Miles Boykin WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Indianapolis Colts photo 293. Indianapolis Colts DST - IND (at JAC)
Elijah McGuire photo 294. Elijah McGuire RB - CLE (at CIN)
Brandon McManus photo 295. Brandon McManus K - DEN (vs . OAK)
Theo Riddick photo 296. Theo Riddick RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Devin Smith photo 297. Devin Smith WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
David Moore photo 298. David Moore WR - SEA (vs . SF)
There was an initial scare of season-ending surgery for Moore's shoulder injury but it seems to be more minor. With that said, even with his potential upside in this offense, he shouldn't be drafted in standard 12-team redraft leagues. Keep him on waiver wire speed dial, however, in case he returns to health and the starting lineup.
2 weeks ago
Taylor Gabriel photo 299. Taylor Gabriel WR - CHI (at MIN)
Demaryius Thomas photo 300. Demaryius Thomas WR - NYJ (at BUF)
Mike Weber photo 301. Mike Weber RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Andy Isabella photo 302. Andy Isabella WR - ARI (at LAR)
Isabella was exceptional in college and is so fast that we may seem him break a few long plays for touchdowns this season. Assuming he can win that third receiver job, he may have flex appeal in your fantasy league before long.
2 weeks ago
Zay Jones photo 303. Zay Jones WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Believe it or not, Jones finished as a WR3 last season. It wasn't especially consistent and the Bills did bring in John Brown, but Jones is a safe WR5/WR6 type in case you need respectable production during a bye week or in place of an injured player.
2 weeks ago
Devontae Booker photo 304. Devontae Booker RB - DEN (vs . OAK)
Jaron Brown photo 305. Jaron Brown WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Brown, once thought to be a sneaky early-season play with D.K. Metcalf battling injury, is reportedly going to be cut as a cap casualty of the Jadeveon Clowney trade. To the extent you were targeting him as a late-round selection, pass on him for someone else.
2 weeks ago
Cairo Santos photo 306. Cairo Santos K - TEN (at HOU)
Ameer Abdullah photo 307. Ameer Abdullah RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Isaiah McKenzie photo 308. Isaiah McKenzie WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Bennie Fowler photo 309. Bennie Fowler WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Myles Gaskin photo 310. Myles Gaskin RB - MIA (at NE)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers photo 311. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST - TB (vs . ATL)
Marqise Lee photo 312. Marqise Lee WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Jake Kumerow photo 313. Jake Kumerow WR - GB (at DET)
Aaron Rodgers loves Kumerow as he has said over and over again. If anything were to happen to any of their top three receivers, Kumerow is expected to jump into the starting lineup and would be an immediate must-add.
2 weeks ago
Luke Falk photo 314. Luke Falk QB - NYJ (at BUF)
Jalen Hurd photo 315. Jalen Hurd WR - SF (at SEA)
Deon Cain photo 316. Deon Cain WR - IND (at JAC)
Cameron Brate photo 317. Cameron Brate TE - TB (vs . ATL)
There is no doubt about it: O.J. Howard is the starting tight end for the Bucs, but that doesn't mean Brate is altogether useless. Rather, Jameis Winston loves tight ends so much that each of them has best ball value. What's more, is that if Howard suffers an injury, Brate would step in immediately as a TE1.
2 weeks ago
Damiere Byrd photo 318. Damiere Byrd WR - ARI (at LAR)
N'Keal Harry photo 319. N'Keal Harry WR - NE (vs . MIA)
The Patriots have plenty of upside at wide receiver with Josh Gordon and Demaryius Thomas, and even the prospect of Gronk making a return. Still, all three are complete wild cards so it is entirely possible that Harry ends up starting Week 1 in what should once again be among the best offenses in the NFL.
2 weeks ago
Daniel Carlson photo 320. Daniel Carlson K - OAK (at DEN)
Gerald Everett photo 321. Gerald Everett TE - LAR (vs . ARI)
Unless you are playing in best ball leagues, Everett is merely a two or three times a season streamer. When you play him, it should be in a likely shootout like the one we got in Kansas City last year. He is only a touchdown or bust type of guy who can't be relied on for either receptions or yards week to week.
2 weeks ago
Damion Willis photo 322. Damion Willis WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Allen Hurns photo 323. Allen Hurns WR - MIA (at NE)
Aldrick Rosas photo 324. Aldrick Rosas K - NYG (vs . PHI)
Robert Foster photo 325. Robert Foster WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Foster exploded onto the scene at the end of the season and his tape actually looked terrific. He is the ideal type of weapon in Josh Allen's offense and may continue to produce strong weeks every now and then.
2 weeks ago
Ryan Tannehill photo 326. Ryan Tannehill QB - TEN (at HOU)
Detroit Lions photo 327. Detroit Lions DST - DET (vs . GB)
Vernon Davis photo 328. Vernon Davis TE - WAS (at DAL)
Atlanta Falcons photo 329. Atlanta Falcons DST - ATL (at TB)
Hayden Hurst photo 330. Hayden Hurst TE - BAL (vs . PIT)
C.J. Uzomah photo 331. C.J. Uzomah TE - CIN (vs . CLE)