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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2019 Half PPR Rest of Season Rankings
Christian McCaffrey Note
Christian McCaffrey photo 1. Christian McCaffrey RB - CAR (vs . NO)
McCaffrey bounced back from his poor performance in Week 2 to have a dominant game against the Cardinals in Week 3. Regardless of who is under center for the Panthers, McCaffrey should be considered a top-three running back in all formats. He's one of the few players with legitimately zero concerns from a fantasy standpoint.
41 weeks ago
Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 2. Ezekiel Elliott RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Elliott continues to do what he does - put up impressive numbers running behind a strong offensive line in a (newly) creative offense. Other than ceding work to Tony Pollard in garbage time, there should be no concerns with Elliott's production. He's a top-three running back in all formats.
41 weeks ago
Michael Thomas Note
Michael Thomas photo 3. 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.
43 weeks ago
Derrick Henry Note
Derrick Henry photo 4. Derrick Henry RB - TEN (at HOU)
Henry has already scored four touchdowns in three games, and has pretty much shown that he's game-script proof, continuing to get work even when the Titans were well behind in Week 3 against the Jaguars. He doesn't offer much in the passing game, but with his volume, he's at least a strong RB2 going forward, even in half PPR leagues.
41 weeks ago
Leonard Fournette Note
Leonard Fournette photo 5. Leonard Fournette RB - JAC (vs . IND)
Fournette has been . . . fine in his first three games, but has yet to find the end zone or really get going. But he's seen 20 targets already in the first three games, and that volume should keep his floor high, even when his rushing ability is held in check. Continue to consider him a borderline RB1 ROS.
41 weeks ago
DeAndre Hopkins Note
DeAndre Hopkins photo 6. DeAndre Hopkins WR - ARI (at LAR)
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.
43 weeks ago
Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 7. Alvin Kamara RB - NO (at CAR)
Kamara looks likely to return in Week 10 after the Saints' bye. He should be fully recovered from his various injuries and take over the lead duty role for the team once again. Latavius Murray was effective in Kamara's stead, and may earn a bigger piece of the running back pie going forward. But Kamara should still be a top-five back, particular in half- and full-PPR formats going forward.
35 weeks ago
Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 8. Davante Adams WR - GB (at DET)
Adams continues to suffer from turf toe and likely won't return until November. With the Packers winning despite his absence, there is no reason for the Packers to rush him back. Be patient as an Adams owner, and hope for full health before he returns.
36 weeks ago
Tyreek Hill Note
Tyreek Hill photo 9. Tyreek Hill WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Hill has looked just fine since returning despite playing largely with Matt Moore. He's a threat to hit a home run on any given play, so should remain a top-five receiver if Patrick Mahomes returns shortly as he is expected to.
35 weeks ago
Julio Jones Note
Julio Jones photo 10. 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.
43 weeks ago
Nick Chubb Note
Nick Chubb photo 11. 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.
43 weeks ago
Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 12. 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.
43 weeks ago
Saquon Barkley Note
Saquon Barkley photo 13. Saquon Barkley RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
If you got through the first round of your fantasy playoffs, Barkley could very well be a league-winner. He'll play against the Dolphins and Redskins in the two games that matter most, two teams that have allowed plenty of production to the position. More importantly, they both rank in the top-three in regards to running back touches per game allowed. The Giants should also have all their playmakers on the field by this time, which will help detract some attention away from Barkley.
30 weeks ago
Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 14. 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 should continue to prove he was well worth a second-round pick this year.
40 weeks ago
Amari Cooper Note
Amari Cooper photo 15. 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.
43 weeks ago
Julian Edelman Note
Julian Edelman photo 16. 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.
43 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 17. Dalvin Cook RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
There's little that can stop Cook at this point. He's a perfect fit for Gary Kubiak's zone blocking scheme, he plays on a team that just wants to run the ball, and he's scoring touchdowns at will. He has a legitimate shot to finish as the top running back in fantasy if he stays healthy and should be valued accordingly.
41 weeks ago
Melvin Gordon Note
Melvin Gordon photo 18. Melvin Gordon RB - DEN (vs . LV)
Gordon finally showed signs of life in Week 9 against the Packers, though he still averaged just four yards per carry. With Los Angeles looking to perhaps rely on the run more, Gordon should at least hopefully see the 20-plus touches he saw last week. If he does, he should be at worst a strong RB2 going forward.
35 weeks ago
D.J. Moore Note
D.J. Moore photo 19. 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.
43 weeks ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 20. 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.
40 weeks ago
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 21. Mark Ingram II 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.
43 weeks ago
Keenan Allen Note
Keenan Allen photo 22. Keenan Allen WR - LAC (at KC)
After a hot start, Allen has fallen off dramatically, though he has seen double digit targets in each of the last two games (Weeks 7 and 8). The Chargers offense, playing with a decimated offensive line, simply looks out of sync, and Allen himself isn't blameless. In the end, given his pedigree and the consistency of the targets, he still makes no worse than a solid WR2 in half- and full-PPR leagues.
35 weeks ago
Todd Gurley Note
Todd Gurley photo 23. Todd Gurley RB - ATL (at TB)
Gurley has had a strange year, scoring a ton of touchdowns but lacking explosiveness and ceding significant work to the other running backs in the Rams offense. If you can capitalize on his touchdowns, then by all means, sell high. Otherwise, expect him to deliver RB2 value the rest of the way.
34 weeks ago
Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 24. Stefon Diggs WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
I'd sell Stefon Diggs for Odell Beckham or Marlon Mack right now. Yes, he has been great lately but what in the world did you expect versus the Philly, Detroit and Washington? Those are three of the easiest matchups in the league and Thielen has been banged up. With his upcoming schedule, I'm expecting the production to return to the low-end WR2 range before long.
35 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson Note
Lamar Jackson photo 25. Lamar Jackson QB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Jackson has made Patrick Mahomes' 2018 season seem mediocre in comparison. His success in the Baltimore offense is unparalleled, and he's the top fantasy quarterback in the game by a large margin. With a revenge game on tap in Week 16 against the Browns, Jackson should finish off his fantasy season in style.
28 weeks ago
Cooper Kupp Note
Cooper Kupp photo 26. 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.
43 weeks ago
Le'Veon Bell Note
Le'Veon Bell photo 27. Le'Veon Bell RB - NYJ (at BUF)
Bell offered plenty of yards in Week 9 against Miami, but fantasy owners holding him hoping to reap the rewards of this meaty part of his schedule may be disappointed. The Jets' offense is abysmal, and not even Bell can overcome it. That said, if he receives the roughly 25 touches that he did in Week 9 going forward, he should still find his way to plenty of value, just perhaps not as much as his fantasy owners had hoped for.
35 weeks ago
Allen Robinson Note
Allen Robinson photo 28. 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.
43 weeks ago
Chris Godwin Note
Chris Godwin photo 29. Chris Godwin WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Chris Godwin has been magical this season as one of the top breakouts in fantasy football. He isn't as consistent week to week as someone like Michael Thomas, but you can guarantee that if drafts were today, he'd be gone by the end of the 2nd round. He is a clear-cut WR1 every week for the rest of the season.
31 weeks ago
Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 30. Joe Mixon RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Mixon's season has been a disaster, plain and simple. Between the Bengals' dreadful offensive line and the coaching staff's uninspired play-calling, he has essentially been relegated to only a borderline RB2. It's hard to drop someone with Mixon's talent, but you've probably got better options on your team at this point.
34 weeks ago
Courtland Sutton Note
Courtland Sutton photo 31. Courtland Sutton WR - DEN (vs . LV)
Sutton has had a very solid year overall, but the excitement after the Emmanuel Sanders trades now looks unwarranted. His first game without Sanders was his typical effort, and now Joe Flacco may be done for the season. Sutton sees the targets and is essentially the only game in town, so he's a surefire starter. But there's less optimism with him now than there had been immediately after the Sanders trade.
35 weeks ago
Odell Beckham Jr. Note
Odell Beckham Jr. photo 32. Odell Beckham Jr. WR - CLE (at CIN)
Beckham has just two 100-yard games so far this season, and a mere 34 receptions through five games. It's not the easiest schedule for the Browns, and with the offense struggling to get going, it's looking more and more likely that Beckham will be one of the bigger busts of the season. Still, he has as much play-making ability as any receiver in the league, so be wary of selling too low.
35 weeks ago
Tyler Lockett Note
Tyler Lockett photo 33. 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.
43 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 34. Austin Ekeler RB - LAC (at KC)
Ekeler has still been useful despite Melvin Gordon coming back, though much of his value has come from his involvement in the passing game. No longer the RB1 he appeared to be at the start of the season, he still carries plenty of value in half- and full-PPR leagues as a reliable starting option.
34 weeks ago
Kenny Golladay Note
Kenny Golladay photo 35. 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.
43 weeks ago
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 36. Phillip Lindsay RB - DEN (vs . LV)
If there were a schedule you could draw up for a running back over the final two weeks, it's the one Lindsay has. He'll play against the Chiefs and Lions, two teams that have been a playground for opposing running backs. They've been two of the three worst teams in the league against fantasy running backs, which means there are enough fantasy points available to support a timeshare, though Lindsay has been the clear-cut workhorse for the Broncos over the last three weeks.
30 weeks ago
Zach Ertz Note
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.
40 weeks ago
Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 38. Josh Jacobs RB - LV (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.
43 weeks ago
Jarvis Landry Note
Jarvis Landry photo 39. 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.
43 weeks ago
Devonta Freeman Note
Devonta Freeman photo 40. Devonta Freeman RB - FA (BYE)
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.
43 weeks ago
Robert Woods Note
Robert Woods photo 41. 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.
43 weeks ago
John Brown Note
John Brown photo 42. John Brown WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Brown is an extraordinarily talented rookie but hasn't been unleashed because of snaps and Marcus Mariota. Suddenly, both problems are cleared up so if Tannehill can continue to play well, we may have a breakout on our hands.
36 weeks ago
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 43. 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.
43 weeks ago
Patrick Mahomes Note
Patrick Mahomes photo 44. Patrick Mahomes QB - KC (vs . LAC)
Mahomes dislocated his kneecap on Thursday night against the Broncos, and early reports are the best-case scenario is a three-week absence. The worst case scenario is immediate surgery and Mahomes being lost for the season, which would obviously be a huge downgrade to all Chiefs players. Regardless, in the short term, Mahomes owners need to make other arrangements. Matt Moore should be serviceable in two-quarterback leagues given the offensive system, but he's hardly an option otherwise.
37 weeks ago
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 45. Devin Singletary RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Singletary finally had the huge breakout game his fantasy owners have been waiting for in Week 9, rumbling for a touchdown and tallying several explosive plays. With Frank Gore finally starting to look his age, expect Singletary to have a much bigger role going forward, one that should make him a borderline RB2 for the rest of the season.
34 weeks ago
David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 46. 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.
43 weeks ago
DeVante Parker Note
DeVante Parker photo 47. DeVante Parker WR - MIA (at NE)
Preston Williams had a great game on Sunday but is now undergoing an MRI which could leave even more targets for Parker, who believe it or not, has been a top 20 fantasy wideout over the past 6 weeks, outscoring Robert Woods, Tyler Boyd and JuJu Smith-Schuster in that time. Add a very favorable playoff schedule and he is the top wide receiver pickup of the week.
34 weeks ago
Marlon Mack Note
Marlon Mack photo 48. 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.
43 weeks ago
Michael Gallup Note
Michael Gallup photo 49. Michael Gallup WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Gallup started the season hot before missing two games with a meniscus issue, but he came back strong against the Packers in Week 5 with seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown. There's little reason to doubt Gallup when healthy at this point - Kellen Moore's offense and Dak Prescott's solid play makes him an excellent option at receiver for every fantasy team, and the ride should continue to keep going.
39 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 50. Deshaun Watson QB - HOU (vs . TEN)
It's been a bit of a mixed bag this year for Watson, who has had some incredibly strong games mixed in with some major duds. Much of his success depends on Will Fuller's health, as he's generally been able to produce better fantasy numbers throughout his career with Fuller on the field. With the Bucs on tap in Week 16 and a division title in his sights, Watson should be a guaranteed starter in all fantasy leagues and a fine DFS play.
28 weeks ago
Russell Wilson Note
Russell Wilson photo 51. Russell Wilson QB - SEA (vs . SF)
Wilson is playing at an MVP level right now, completing 72.5% of his passes and accounting for 17 touchdowns. With a defense behind him that is far weaker than usual, Wilson has needed to generate plenty of points on offense. That's led to a ton of fantasy production, and Wilson being a top-five option for the rest of the season.
37 weeks ago
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 52. Adam Thielen WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Thielen aggravated his hamstring injury early against the Chiefs, and will almost certainly miss Week 10 against the Cowboys. With a bye in Week 12, the Vikings could look to play it safe and hold Thielen out for several weeks. Although that would hurt his fantasy owners, it would obviously be preferable to Thielen trying to return while hobbled.
34 weeks ago
James Conner Note
James Conner photo 53. James Conner RB - PIT (at BAL)
Conner injured his AC joint in Week 8 against the Dolphins and missed the game against the Colts. He's likely to miss another week recovering, which should leave Jaylen Samuels in the driver's seat for the Steelers. Conner has battled injuries on and off all season long, but when healthy, has delivered quality fantasy performances. There's not much to do as a Conner owner but hold him and wait for him to recover, which should be within two weeks.
34 weeks ago
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 54. Hunter Henry TE - LAC (at KC)
Henry has immediately vaulted into the discussion of top-five tight ends in fantasy football, as he's seen both the targets and the yardage to make him one of the rare, truly reliable players at the position. The Chargers may struggle on offense, but Henry should continue to get his going forward.
35 weeks ago
Christian Kirk Note
Christian Kirk photo 55. 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.
43 weeks ago
Kenyan Drake Note
Kenyan Drake photo 56. Kenyan Drake RB - ARI (at LAR)
Drake has been traded to the Cardinals, a surprising move given the Cardinals' place in the standings and the presence of David Johnson. Despite having only a few days to prepare, Drake will likely be the primary ball carrier in Week 9 on Thursday against the 49ers. His long-term value will depend entirely on David Johnson's health.
36 weeks ago
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 57. Darren Waller TE - LV (at DEN)
Waller has been one of the best surprises in football, as he's offered some semblance of reliability at an unreliable position. His only negative is the fact that he has yet to score a touchdown, but so long as he keeps seeing the high volume of targets and piling on the receptions, they will come soon enough. He's one of the few tight ends you can simply leave in your lineup.
39 weeks ago
D.J. Chark Note
D.J. Chark photo 58. D.J. Chark WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Perhaps no player's stock has risen more dramatically this season than Chark's, who has not only become Gardner Minshew's favorite target, but has become one of the most reliable starters in fantasy. He's scored five touchdowns through his first five games and has 27 catches on 37 targets. There's little reason to expect things to slow down going forward, so buy him as a solid borderline WR2.
39 weeks ago
Austin Hooper Note
Austin Hooper photo 59. Austin Hooper TE - CLE (at CIN)
Hooper has now scored in three straight games and is simply having a marvelous season. Atlanta may be in the midst of an awful season, but that hardly matters for their offense, which continues to play from behind and maximize its receiving options. With few reliable tight ends, Hooper is extremely valuable this year, and there's no reason to expect it to end.
35 weeks ago
Raheem Mostert Note
Raheem Mostert photo 60. Raheem Mostert RB - SF (at SEA)
Like many of the other names on this list, there is some risk, but we are talking about what is essentially the #1 running back for one of the top running offenses in football. You may not like the matchup versus New Orleans, but last week's matchup against the Ravens wasn't so hot either and he still went for 154 yards and a score.
30 weeks ago
James White Note
James White photo 61. 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.
43 weeks ago
Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 62. Mark Andrews TE - BAL (vs . PIT)
After topping 100 yards receiving in each of his first two games, Andrews has come back down to earth a bit in his last three, totaling just 91 yards overall. But he's seen at least seven targets in each game and scored three touchdowns, and in the tight end landscape, that makes him a borderline superstar. Start him each and every week without hesitation.
39 weeks ago
Emmanuel Sanders Note
Emmanuel Sanders photo 63. Emmanuel Sanders WR - NO (at CAR)
Sanders has been traded to the 49ers, and immediately becomes the top receiving option on the team. The 49ers have attempted the second-fewest passes in the league, and it will likely take time for Sanders to learn the offense. Still, given his talent and the upgrade in offenses from the Broncos to the 49ers, the move only helps Sanders' value.
36 weeks ago
Tyler Boyd Note
Tyler Boyd photo 64. 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.
43 weeks ago
D.K. Metcalf Note
D.K. Metcalf photo 65. D.K. Metcalf WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Metcalf's targets and receptions have dipped significantly since his first two games, but he remains a red zone threat, as he showed against the Rams. He'll never pile on huge yards, however, so he's more of a touchdown or bust Flex at this stage in his young career.
39 weeks ago
Kareem Hunt Note
Kareem Hunt photo 66. 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.
43 weeks ago
Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 67. Sony Michel RB - NE (vs . MIA)
Michel has looked better since the return of Isaiah Wynn to the offensive line and has two great matchups with the Bengals and Bills to close out the fantasy season. We also know the Patriots tend to ramp-up their run-game towards the end of the season in order to keep the pass-catchers healthy for the postseason.
30 weeks ago
Aaron Rodgers Note
Aaron Rodgers photo 68. Aaron Rodgers QB - GB (at DET)
Rodgers struggled against the Bears, Vikings and Broncos, but what did you expect? He bounced back versus the Eagles in Week 4, passing for over 400 yards, and while that won't be a weekly thing, it seems clear that he is just fine and still a clear top-10 fantasy QB.
40 weeks ago
Jameis Winston Note
Jameis Winston photo 69. Jameis Winston QB - NO (at CAR)
Winston showed some improvement against the Panthers, but he has thrown just two touchdown passes in the first two games. He has the potential to uncork some perfect throws, but he seems far from putting it all together. Consider him only a borderline starter in deeper leagues for now, one who you shouldn't feel compelled to start going forward.
42 weeks ago
Mike Williams Note
Mike Williams photo 70. 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.
43 weeks ago
Carlos Hyde Note
Carlos Hyde photo 71. Carlos Hyde RB - SEA (vs . SF)
Hyde continues to garner the bulk of the running back touches in Houston, and has looked far more effective than anyone could have expected. He's a zero in the passing game, making him far less valuable in half- and full-PPR leagues. But in standard formats, he's someone you can start weekly without much concern.
34 weeks ago
Golden Tate Note
Golden Tate photo 72. Golden Tate WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Tate has 90+ receptions in four the last 5 seasons and was on pace to do it again last year before the trade. He did that with Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay on the roster so don't be surprised when he is a top 30 rest of season wideout with Daniel Jones now under center in New York.
39 weeks ago
Curtis Samuel Note
Curtis Samuel photo 73. Curtis Samuel WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Samuel has a ton of talent, but the Panthers with Kyle Allen have morphed into more of a game-managing type of offense. Rarely are there big shots, as Carolina looks to control the clock and win with their defense. Samuel has seen at least six targets in each game since Week 1, but for now, it's hard to trust him in a fantasy lineup.
39 weeks ago
Drew Brees Note
Drew Brees photo 74. Drew Brees QB - NO (at CAR)
Brees returned against the Cardinals and looked healthy, throwing for more than 300 yards and three touchdowns. Five of his remaining seven games are indoors, and although he's no longer quite the elite fantasy quarterback he was in his hey-day, he's a must-start option going forward.
35 weeks ago
Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 75. Jamaal Williams RB - GB (at DET)
Williams continues to eat into Aaron Jones' touches but, for the first time in a long time, that's not a negative. Jones continues to put up huge numbers, while Williams has scored four touchdowns in his last three games. Williams has earned a start now as an RB3/Flex play, and so long as the Packers continue to rely heavily on the run, he should see plenty of volume.
36 weeks ago
Kyler Murray Note
Kyler Murray photo 76. Kyler Murray QB - ARI (at LAR)
Murray has been incredibly impressive with his passing ability early on (once he got past the first half of the first game). He has yet to run the ball at all, a surprising development that keeps him from moving up the ranks. He continues to have perhaps more upside than any other quarterback, however, and should remain owned in nearly all leagues for that reason alone.
41 weeks ago
Jamison Crowder Note
Jamison Crowder photo 77. Jamison Crowder WR - NYJ (at BUF)
You won't want to start Crowder this week against the Patriots, but he can be a WR4 after that considering Sam Darnold is back and in their two games together, Crowder has 26 targets.
37 weeks ago
Adrian Peterson Note
Adrian Peterson photo 78. Adrian Peterson RB - WAS (at DAL)
Peterson is not going to be a recommended start against the Eagles in Week 15, but he will be against the Giants in Week 16. That's a game he should see 15-plus touches in, and though they've been better against the run as of late, you can't find those touches on the waiver wire.
30 weeks ago
Jack Doyle Note
Jack Doyle photo 79. Jack Doyle TE - IND (at JAC)
Eric Ebron has taken a back seat in the past two weeks in terms of snaps and targets to Doyle. Whether or not that keeps up is anyone's guess, but frankly, you could play both of them against the Dolphins in Week 10.
34 weeks ago
Ronald Jones II Note
Ronald Jones II photo 80. Ronald Jones II RB - TB (vs . ATL)
We've played this game before and it isn't fun. Jones looks phenomenal, gets a lot of touches and we expect he has finally secured the alpha dog role in the Bucs backfield only to find out it was another diabolical trick by Bruce Arians. While that may be the case, it is impossible to ignore an extremely talented back who just saw 20 touches. The upside alone for a player like that makes him well worth half of your FAAB budget or the #1 waiver priority.
34 weeks ago
Josh Allen Note
Josh Allen photo 81. Josh Allen QB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
He's shown improvement in a lot of ways this year, but his playoff schedule might be the worst in all of football. After hosting the Ravens last week, he now goes on the road to play the Steelers and Patriots in Weeks 15 and 16. If you were to talk about matchups you don't want your quarterback to have, these teams would make the list.
30 weeks ago
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 82. Latavius Murray RB - NO (at CAR)
Murray filled in brilliantly for the injured Alvin Kamara in Weeks 7 and 8, but Kamara should return after the bye in Week 10. Chances are, Murray's performance has earned him a larger role than he saw earlier in the season, and he should settle into the Mark Ingram complement to Kamara. That's a running back who you can start most weeks.
36 weeks ago
T.Y. Hilton Note
T.Y. Hilton photo 83. T.Y. Hilton WR - IND (at JAC)
It's tempting to drop Hilton after he suggested he "may not" play again this season, but knowing there's hope, you should hang onto him. This is the time of year where your bench should be filled with upside guys that you'll likely never use, and Hilton fits that description.
30 weeks ago
Deebo Samuel Note
Deebo Samuel photo 84. Deebo Samuel WR - SF (at SEA)
Samuel has slowed down enough over the past month that we can't start him in any matchup for now, but he still has WR3 upside if he starts seeing consistent snaps and targets for San Francisco.
34 weeks ago
LeSean McCoy Note
LeSean McCoy photo 85. LeSean McCoy RB - FA (BYE)
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.
43 weeks ago
JuJu Smith-Schuster Note
JuJu Smith-Schuster photo 86. 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.
43 weeks ago
Will Fuller Note
Will Fuller photo 87. Will Fuller WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Fuller injured his hamstring against the Colts and is set to miss several weeks. He provided one enormous game but otherwise, was incredibly hit or miss. While he should come back in time for the fantasy playoffs, the initial estimates suggest that the injury is a multiple-week one. Make other arrangements if you own Fuller.
36 weeks ago
Dak Prescott Note
Dak Prescott photo 88. Dak Prescott QB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Prescott has been incredible in the early going, and whether it's the schedule or Kellen Moore's influence as the offensive coordinator, he has been one of the biggest risers for fantasy quarterbacks. Much of this looks legitimate, so consider Prescott a guaranteed starter until further notice.
41 weeks ago
Damien Williams Note
Damien Williams photo 89. Damien Williams RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Williams' season has been disastrous, but it appears he might finally provide the most value right when fantasy owners need him. With a bad LeSean McCoy fumble opening the door for Williams, the veteran shined in Week 9 against the Dolphins, highlighted by a 91-yard touchdown run. He'll still split touches with McCoy and perhaps others, but overall, it's possible he can become a reliable RB2 once again.
34 weeks ago
Sterling Shepard Note
Sterling Shepard photo 90. Sterling Shepard WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Shepard is back in the concussion protocol and is likely to miss the Giants' game in Week 6 against the Patriots. Even when he's healthy, the fact that he ran so many routes on the perimeter instead of out of the slot with the return of Golden Tate certainly puts a damper on his ROS outlook.
39 weeks ago
Tarik Cohen Note
Tarik Cohen photo 91. 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.
42 weeks ago
Marquise Brown Note
Marquise Brown photo 92. Marquise Brown WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Brown has missed several weeks with an ankle injury, but is hopeful to return against the Patriots. When he does, he should immediately return as a WR3 with upside, though he's likely to see plenty of boom or bust weeks with Lamar Jackson's inconsistent throwing.
35 weeks ago
Robby Anderson Note
Robby Anderson photo 93. Robby Anderson WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Anderson has let fantasy owners down in several great matchups lately, but if you want to chase a home run, he's got three more great matchups in a row coming up including this week at home against Oakland.
32 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 94. Dallas Goedert TE - PHI (at NYG)
If Goedert is not the top tight end pick up of the week, he is awfully close. Add supreme talent and plenty of targets to a cake rest of the season schedule and we've got ourselves a top 10 rest of season tight end.
32 weeks ago
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 95. Alexander Mattison RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Mattison is not only the best pickup of the week; he is the best pickup all season long. He should have already been owned, but if he isn't, spend every dime of your FAAB on this future league-winner.
30 weeks ago
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 96. Matt Breida RB - MIA (at NE)
Like the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, life finds a way with Breida, who is set to take back the lead role in the San Francisco backfield after Tevin Coleman's ankle injury. Raheem Mostert ran well against the Bucs after Coleman left the game, but Breida has shown before what he can do in this offense. He should be a reliable Flex play for as long as Coleman is out, even with sharing carries with Mostert.
43 weeks ago
Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 97. Jared Cook TE - NO (at CAR)
We knew Drew Brees' offense is fantasy gold for tight ends, but Brees is now hurt and we saw Cook with Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers in 2016. He did nothing, so perhaps even Brees' return 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.
40 weeks ago
Terry McLaurin Note
Terry McLaurin photo 98. Terry McLaurin WR - WAS (at DAL)
McLaurin has been the lone bright spot this season for the Redskins, and even his 3-51 line against the Patriots was a positive, with Colt McCoy as his quarterback and a ton of defensive focus on him. It's hard to be even remotely excited about anyone in Washington, but McLaurin remains a player who you can start at wide receiver most weeks, particularly in deeper formats.
39 weeks ago
Matt Ryan Note
Matt Ryan photo 99. Matt Ryan QB - ATL (at TB)
He hasn't been the same quarterback since returning from his ankle injury, but even more importantly, he's going to play against the 49ers and Jaguars over the final two weeks of the fantasy season. Those are two of the more limiting matchups you can think of for fantasy quarterbacks, and Ryan hasn't shown the stable floor we're used to, making him a shaky high-end QB2.
30 weeks ago
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 100. Royce Freeman RB - DEN (vs . LV)
It may be tempting to drop Freeman knowing it's the Phillip Lindsay show, but with the remaining schedule the Broncos have, Freeman might be the most valuable handcuff. in fantasy football. In fact, it's possible he has standalone value against the Chiefs and Lions, who both rank in the bottom-three against fantasy running backs.
30 weeks ago
Bo Scarbrough Note
Bo Scarbrough photo 101. Bo Scarbrough RB - DET (vs . GB)
If you're in a league where someone loves volume running backs and doesn't worry about matchups, maybe you can unload Scarbrough. They'll play the Bucs and Broncos over the final two weeks, which are matchups to avoid when you can, and even more so when you're dealing with a two-down back.
30 weeks ago
Ryan Tannehill Note
Ryan Tannehill photo 102. Ryan Tannehill QB - TEN (at HOU)
He's produced in every game he's started, which is now a seven-game sample size. Why are fantasy owners doubting him? His playoff matchup in Week 15 is as good as they come at home against the Texans. The Week 16 matchup against the Saints isn't great, but it's also not one to run from.
30 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins Note
Kirk Cousins photo 103. Kirk Cousins QB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Cousins had a great game in Week 6 but it was against a pass funnel Philly defense that required them to throw more often than Minnesota typically does. That should go back to the norm this week in Detroit so Cousins isn't streamer-worthy this time around.
37 weeks ago
Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 104. Tevin Coleman RB - SF (at SEA)
He's fallen down the depth chart over the last few weeks, while they are turning into a more balanced offense with their run/pass selection. Because of that, it's going to be even more difficult to find two 49ers running backs who see double-digit touches, let alone three of them.
30 weeks ago
A.J. Brown Note
A.J. Brown photo 105. A.J. Brown WR - TEN (at HOU)
It's about time the Titans start using their best pass-catcher. Brown has been extraordinarily efficient all season and seems to break the first tackle every time he touches the ball. Sometimes, as we saw in Week 14, that leads to a long touchdown reception. He does have some risk from week to week, but considering his great home matchup against the Texans, it is more likely that fantasy owners get a boom week from Brown.
29 weeks ago
New England Patriots Note
New England Patriots photo 106. New England Patriots DST - NE (vs . MIA)
Jacob Hollister Note
Jacob Hollister photo 107. Jacob Hollister TE - SEA (vs . SF)
The Seahawks have the Panthers and Cardinals in Weeks 15 and 16, two of the better matchups for tight ends. They both rank in the top three in yards per target allowed to tight ends. With Tyler Lockett seemingly struggling as of late, Hollister could be the answer to your tight end problems.
30 weeks ago
Patrick Laird Note
Patrick Laird photo 108. Patrick Laird RB - MIA (at NE)
The Dolphins offensive line certainly won't afford Laird many holes, and we all know he is a limited athlete, but there is no substitute for volume and he is a near-lock for 15 touches against a lousy Giants defense so you could potentially use him in the flex this week.
29 weeks ago
Carson Wentz Note
Carson Wentz photo 109. 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.
42 weeks ago
Tom Brady Note
Tom Brady photo 110. Tom Brady QB - TB (vs . ATL)
There's no decline with Brady right now, and even with Antonio Brown no longer with the Patriots, there's little cause for concern. A pillow soft schedule and still the best coaching staff in the league should mean that Brady is an easy QB-1 ROS.
41 weeks ago
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 111. Noah Fant TE - DEN (vs . LV)
Since Emmanuel Sanders was traded to San Francisco, Fant leads the Broncos in targets and has seen a handful of red zone looks as well. The matchup isn't ideal this week in Buffalo but we are talking about a rest of season top 12 tight end.
32 weeks ago
Duke Johnson Note
Duke Johnson photo 112. 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.
43 weeks ago
Baker Mayfield Note
Baker Mayfield photo 113. Baker Mayfield QB - CLE (at CIN)
If you trusted Mayfield last week against the Dolphins, you should be hanging onto him to slot him into lineups next week. The Cardinals have allowed 10 different quarterbacks finish as the QB11 or better this year, and Mayfield finally has a full complement of weapons with Beckham, Landry, Chubb, Hunt, and Njoku.
30 weeks ago
David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 114. David Johnson RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Johnson will almost certainly miss Week 9 with his ankle injury, and the trade for Kenyan Drake puts his long-term availability in question. For now, there's not much you can do as a Johnson owner. You can't sell him low unless someone is wildly optimistic on his injury concerns. When healthy, he should continue to dominate the touches, even with Kenyan Drake in fold.
36 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins Note
Sammy Watkins photo 115. Sammy Watkins WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Watkins added a hamstring injury to his shoulder woes in Week 5 against the Colts, and appears likely to miss at least a little time. Outside of Week 1, when few people were starting him, Watkins had been a major disappointment despite the absence of Tyreek Hill. Now with injury concerns of his own, Watkins is still a rosterable option, but likely not one that you'll be able to or want to start anytime soon.
39 weeks ago
Philip Rivers Note
Philip Rivers photo 116. Philip Rivers QB - IND (at JAC)
It's been a struggle for Rivers this season, as injuries to his offensive line has left him little time to find open receivers. He's alternated excellent games with awful ones, and is no longer someone on whom fantasy owners can rely other than in two-quarterback leagues.
37 weeks ago
Dede Westbrook Note
Dede Westbrook photo 117. 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.
43 weeks ago
Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 118. Brandin Cooks WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Some may be thinking they're getting a steal by acquiring Cooks for next to nothing, but he's closer to a drop than he is to a must-start over the last two weeks. He'll play the Cowboys and 49ers, two zone-heavy schemes that don't allow big plays to receivers very often.
30 weeks ago
Mohamed Sanu Note
Mohamed Sanu photo 119. Mohamed Sanu WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Sanu was having a decent, though inconsistent, season with the Falcons, but now moves to the Patriots, who reportedly have coveted him for some time. It should take him some time to get up to speed but with Josh Gordon moving to IR, there are plenty of targets available. Sanu may start slow, but he should offer WR3 value once he gets going.
36 weeks ago
San Francisco 49ers Note
San Francisco 49ers photo 120. San Francisco 49ers DST - SF (at SEA)
Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 121. Tony Pollard RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Some will want to drop Pollard knowing they aren't going to be starting him with Ezekiel Elliott on the field, but he's the ideal player to have on your bench. Should Elliott be forced to miss any games, Pollard would be a league-winner. These are the types of players to have on your bench heading into the fantasy playoffs.
31 weeks ago
Darius Slayton Note
Darius Slayton photo 122. Darius Slayton WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Slayton has been exceptional when he sees targets, and boy did he see them in Week 10 before the Giants' bye, but now Sterling Shepard is expected to return plus they've got two rough matchups so Slayton can be comfortably passed up unless you want an upside stash.
32 weeks ago
Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 123. Jordan Howard RB - MIA (at NE)
Howard had a monstrous day against the Packers in Week 4, scoring three touchdowns. He's earned himself a much bigger role, perhaps the stronger side of the split with Miles Sanders in the Philadelphia backfield. He'll take what is given to him, and doesn't have Sanders' upside. But for now, he remains playable in a pinch.
39 weeks ago
James Washington Note
James Washington photo 124. James Washington WR - PIT (at BAL)
If Juju Smith-Schuster comes back, Washington probably wouldn't be startable even in the flex, but Washington should be worth picking up just in case Juju misses another game. He'd be ranked among the top 40 wideouts with a great matchup versus Arizona.
30 weeks ago
Jimmy Garoppolo Note
Jimmy Garoppolo photo 125. Jimmy Garoppolo QB - SF (at SEA)
Garoppolo has been a big reason for the 49ers' undefeated start to the season, but it hasn't translated into much fantasy success. He's thrown for just 1,163 yards and has a 7:5 TD-to-INT ratio. With the 49ers' strong defense, there's just not much need for Garoppolo to air it out much, making him an option in only two-quarterback leagues.
37 weeks ago
Buffalo Bills Note
Buffalo Bills photo 126. Buffalo Bills DST - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Harrison Butker Note
Harrison Butker photo 127. Harrison Butker K - KC (vs . LAC)
Tyrell Williams Note
Tyrell Williams photo 128. Tyrell Williams WR - LV (at DEN)
Williams continues to deal with plantar fasciitis, but is practicing heading into Week 8 and may return to the field. When healthy, he's a viable WR3 play, though his injury seems likely to linger, pushing his ceiling down a bit.
36 weeks ago
Larry Fitzgerald Note
Larry Fitzgerald photo 129. Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARI (at LAR)
Fitzgerald has fallen off a bit since his incredibly hot start, but he's yet to have a game with fewer than five receptions. He's not the Fitzgerald of old, that much is clear, but especially in half or full-PPR leagues, he's an every-week starter without question, especially with some easier matchups on tap.
39 weeks ago
Anthony Miller Note
Anthony Miller photo 130. Anthony Miller WR - CHI (at MIN)
Some are going another wideout here like Dionte Johnson, who is coming off a big game or Allen Hurns, who has a great matchup, but Miller is still my #3 wideout streamer despite his matchup in Green Bay. We are talking about someone with 37 targets and 313 receiving yards over the past four weeks. He has double-digit fantasy points in each of those games too. As long as he keeps rolling, I'll be playing Miller as a strong flex option.
29 weeks ago
Zach Pascal Note
Zach Pascal photo 131. Zach Pascal WR - IND (at JAC)
Unless T.Y. Hilton ends up active, Pascal is a near-lock to lead this team in targets. He has 19 of them since Eric Ebron went out for the season two weeks ago. In those games, we are talking about 18 and 20 PPR points. Granted, he doesn't draw the Bucs again this week, but a matchup versus New Orleans isn't too shabby either. With 7+ targets a virtual guarantee, he'll again be ranked as a top 36 wideout.
29 weeks ago
O.J. Howard Note
O.J. Howard photo 132. O.J. Howard TE - TB (vs . ATL)
It may sound stupid based on how he started the season, but Howard does have 60+ receiving yards in each of the past two weeks. With the state of the tight end position and his upcoming matchup against a terrible Lions defense, that's enough to make him the top streaming option of the week. Now, add in that Mike Evans is almost certain to miss this game and we could be talking about 7 or 8 targets too.
29 weeks ago
Jacoby Brissett Note
Jacoby Brissett photo 133. Jacoby Brissett QB - IND (at JAC)
Brissett sustained an MCL sprain on Sunday against the Steelers, but it is reportedly mild. He may play in Week 10 against the Dolphins, but the Colts would be wise to hold him out and play it safe in a game they can win with Brian Hoyer. Either way, Brissett does not appear likely to miss significant time with the injury.
35 weeks ago
Mitch Trubisky Note
Mitch Trubisky photo 134. Mitch Trubisky QB - CHI (at MIN)
Trubisky has finally gotten rolling, and while he does have a bad matchup on paper this week, the Packers' secondary has been slowing down all season. Trubisky is a classic boom or bust option this week.
29 weeks ago
Jared Goff Note
Jared Goff photo 135. Jared Goff QB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Goff threw for an incredible 78 yards against the 49ers after throwing for nearly 1,000 yards combined over his previous two games. It doesn't take a football analyst to realize that he's simply not playing anywhere close to his 2018 level, and more injuries on the Rams' offensive line is a bad sign going forward. Goff has fallen out of the QB1 conversation, and should now be considered just a bye-week filler until further notice.
37 weeks ago
Baltimore Ravens Note
Baltimore Ravens photo 136. Baltimore Ravens DST - BAL (vs . PIT)
Ryan Fitzpatrick Note
Ryan Fitzpatrick photo 137. Ryan Fitzpatrick QB - MIA (at NE)
Fitzpatrick didn't have the best performance in Week 14 despite a strong matchup against the Jets but Devante Parker was knocked out of the game with a concussion. If Parker is back and healthy against the Giants, Fitz will be a top streamer at the position.
29 weeks ago
Darwin Thompson Note
Darwin Thompson photo 138. Darwin Thompson RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Both of the Williams backs for Kansas City were out and LeSean McCoy hasn't been a lead back all season, no matter who was hurt, but it was't Thompson who led the Chiefs in snaps. Instead, it was Spencer Ware. You can't rely on Thompson this week versus Denver.
29 weeks ago
Minnesota Vikings Note
Minnesota Vikings photo 139. Minnesota Vikings DST - MIN (vs . CHI)
DeAndre Washington Note
DeAndre Washington photo 140. DeAndre Washington RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Considering Josh Jacobs wasn't ruled out early, and was a true game-time decision, it is clearly quite possible that he plays in Week 15. If that were to happen, Washington would be entirely unstartable. With that said, the upside for him this week if Jacobs is out, makes Washington the top pickup of the week. With another 20 touches this week versus the Jags' horrendous defense, we'd legitimately be talking about a fringe-RB1.
29 weeks ago
Randall Cobb Note
Randall Cobb photo 141. Randall Cobb WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Cobb had a great run for the Cowboys, but it seems to be fizzling out now. Add in a rough matchup this week against the Rams and Cobb will very likely be ranked as just a WR5 or WR6, making him unownable this week.
29 weeks ago
New Orleans Saints Note
New Orleans Saints photo 142. New Orleans Saints DST - NO (at CAR)
Greg Zuerlein Note
Greg Zuerlein photo 143. Greg Zuerlein K - DAL (vs . WAS)
Kyle Rudolph Note
Kyle Rudolph photo 144. Kyle Rudolph TE - MIN (vs . CHI)
Yes, Rudolph had two touchdowns, but he continued the trend of finishing games with under 25 receiving yards. In fact, he's only been over that mark twice all year.
33 weeks ago
Justin Tucker Note
Justin Tucker photo 145. Justin Tucker K - BAL (vs . PIT)
Diontae Johnson Note
Diontae Johnson photo 146. Diontae Johnson WR - PIT (at BAL)
Johnson is coming off a big game, but you can't rely on him while Hodges is under center, especially considering they have a bad matchup against the Bills this week and Juju may be coming back.
29 weeks ago
Corey Davis Note
Corey Davis photo 147. Corey Davis WR - TEN (at HOU)
You may have had your heart broken by Corey Davis a time or two, but that doesn't mean you can't play him in your fantasy playoffs with cake matchups against Oakland and Houston coming up. If you have the roster space, stash him now for two starts then.
32 weeks ago
Chicago Bears Note
Chicago Bears photo 148. Chicago Bears DST - CHI (at MIN)
The Bears defense hasn't been the defense many thought they'd be this year, and that's not likely going to change over the last two games of the fantasy season. They have games lined up against the Packers and Chiefs, two of the better offenses in the NFL, and teams that don't allow a lot of sacks.
30 weeks ago
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 149. Tyler Higbee TE - LAR (vs . ARI)
Higbee has back to back 100-yard games but he also has back to back easy matchups. This week, the Rams will go to Dallas, where the matchup is much more difficult. Higbee will be outside the top 12 in rankings at his position, but not by far.
29 weeks ago
Los Angeles Rams Note
Los Angeles Rams photo 150. Los Angeles Rams DST - LAR (vs . ARI)
Wil Lutz Note
Wil Lutz photo 151. Wil Lutz K - NO (at CAR)
Cole Beasley Note
Cole Beasley photo 152. Cole Beasley WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Beasley has a bad matchup in Pittsburgh, but let's not pretend he has had an easy going in any of the last three weeks either, yet he has 20, 23 and 15 fantasy points in those contests. If you need a safe wideout, Beasley is as reliable as you'll find on waivers.
29 weeks ago
Sam Darnold Note
Sam Darnold photo 153. Sam Darnold QB - NYJ (at BUF)
You may have held onto Darnold throughout his cake schedule over the last two months, but it's time to let go. He's going to play against the Steelers and the Ravens over the final two weeks, which are two of the worst matchups in football, especially considering Darnold gets pressured regularly.
30 weeks ago
Pittsburgh Steelers Note
Pittsburgh Steelers photo 154. Pittsburgh Steelers DST - PIT (at BAL)
Demaryius Thomas Note
Demaryius Thomas photo 155. Demaryius Thomas WR - FA (BYE)
Thomas has led the Jets in targets since joining the starting lineup and hasn't played half bad either. This week they draw an easy matchup against the Raiders and he will be startable the following two contests as well.
32 weeks ago
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 156. Mike Gesicki TE - MIA (at NE)
The matchup this week against the Jets is among the toughest for opposing tight ends so you likely won't want to use Gesicki in it. With that said, he has been getting consistent target and air yards, enough so to make stash-worthy.
30 weeks ago
Benny Snell Jr. Note
Benny Snell Jr. photo 157. Benny Snell Jr. RB - PIT (at BAL)
Much like last week, there is a chance James Conner comes back and gobbles up all the touches for himself. The upside far outweighs that risk, however. Snell now has 39 touches in the past two weeks and just so happens to be coming into matchups against the Cardinals lousy defense and the Bills' struggling run defense over the next two weeks. You can bet he'll be ranked among the top 24 options in both contests if Conner is out once again.
30 weeks ago
Mason Crosby Note
Mason Crosby photo 158. Mason Crosby K - GB (at DET)
Chris Conley Note
Chris Conley photo 159. Chris Conley WR - JAC (vs . IND)
With D.J. Chark expected to be out in Week 15, Conley should be a strong play against a terrible Raiders defense. After all, the Jags will have a useful game script, and Conley has been seeing plenty of targets lately.
29 weeks ago
Ka'imi Fairbairn Note
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 160. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - HOU (vs . TEN)
Kenny Stills Note
Kenny Stills photo 161. Kenny Stills WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Stills did play the vast majority of snaps with Will Fuller out, but he managed just 2 targets for 8 yards once again. With Fuller likely back this week, Stills should remain just an afterthought.
29 weeks ago
Breshad Perriman Note
Breshad Perriman photo 162. Breshad Perriman WR - NYJ (at BUF)
Mike Evans is expected to miss Week 15 and while Justin Waston had more targets in his Evans' place, Perriman is the more skilled receiver and has the upside to break a big play versus Detroit this week.
29 weeks ago
Jacksonville Jaguars Note
Jacksonville Jaguars photo 163. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - JAC (vs . IND)
Ian Thomas Note
Ian Thomas photo 164. Ian Thomas TE - CAR (vs . NO)
Assuming Olsen is going to miss another game, Thomas will be a fringe TE1 this week because of a juicy matchup at home against Seattle, a plus game script and the fact that he had 10 targets last week.
29 weeks ago
Dallas Cowboys Note
Dallas Cowboys photo 165. Dallas Cowboys DST - DAL (vs . WAS)
Allen Lazard Note
Allen Lazard photo 166. Allen Lazard WR - GB (at DET)
Lazard has had a few big games and is functioning as the #2 for Aaron Rodgers, but he doesn't see enough targets to warrant starting in a terrible matchup against the Bears this week.
29 weeks ago
Josh Gordon Note
Josh Gordon photo 167. Josh Gordon WR - FA (BYE)
Gordon has been placed on injured reserve and the word is that the Patriots will release him once he is healthy. There's a minor chance that he latches on with another team and provides small value this season, but there's no reason to waste a roster spot on him.
36 weeks ago
Robbie Gould Note
Robbie Gould photo 168. Robbie Gould K - SF (at SEA)
Frank Gore Note
Frank Gore photo 169. Frank Gore RB - NYJ (at BUF)
The biggest mistake fantasy owners can make this time of year is to keep dead-weight players on their bench. There is no situation or injury that would push Gore into top-15 territory. Instead of rostering him, add someone like Tony Pollard or Alexander Mattison.
30 weeks ago
David Njoku Note
David Njoku photo 170. David Njoku TE - CLE (at CIN)
Njoku has more talent than just about anyone on waivers and by far the best matchup, but he only played around 20 snaps in his return last week despite just a wrist injury that Njoku says he is healed from. This is a risky play, but one with tons of upside.
29 weeks ago
Los Angeles Chargers Note
Los Angeles Chargers photo 171. Los Angeles Chargers DST - LAC (at KC)
Green Bay Packers Note
Green Bay Packers photo 172. Green Bay Packers DST - GB (at DET)
Auden Tate Note
Auden Tate photo 173. Auden Tate WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Although Tate has seen consistent targets, that may change this week with John Ross likely coming back. There is, of course, a chance that Tate has a big game, but he isn't safe enough to start. If you add him, do it as a stash for future weeks.
30 weeks ago
Allen Hurns Note
Allen Hurns photo 174. Allen Hurns WR - MIA (at NE)
If Devante Parker is ruled out for Week 15, Hurns will make for a tremendous stash. He is already seeing consistent targets every week, but with Parker out, we might be looking at double-digit versus a weak Giants' secondary which would make Hurns startable.
29 weeks ago
Jake Elliott Note
Jake Elliott photo 175. Jake Elliott K - PHI (at NYG)
Philadelphia Eagles Note
Philadelphia Eagles photo 176. Philadelphia Eagles DST - PHI (at NYG)
If you grabbed the Eagles defense to stream against the Dolphins and Giants, you can hang onto them for at least one more game. They're going to play against the Redskins in Week 15, which has been the best matchup for opposing DSTs since Dwayne Haskins took over as the starter.
30 weeks ago
Matt Gay Note
Matt Gay photo 177. Matt Gay K - TB (vs . ATL)
Matt Prater Note
Matt Prater photo 178. Matt Prater K - DET (vs . GB)
Ryquell Armstead Note
Ryquell Armstead photo 179. Ryquell Armstead RB - JAC (vs . IND)
Armstead looked like a promising handcuff in his touches Sunday and should be considered among the top available handcuffs considering Fournette's injury history.
39 weeks ago
Mecole Hardman Note
Mecole Hardman photo 180. Mecole Hardman WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Hardman can't be used this week because of bye, nor is he trustworthy when he returns because of limited snaps and targets, but if the Chiefs plug him into the lineup finally, we could be looking at a potential league-winner so he warrants a stash if you have the roster space.
32 weeks ago
Denver Broncos Note
Denver Broncos photo 181. Denver Broncos DST - DEN (vs . LV)
Derek Carr Note
Derek Carr photo 182. Derek Carr QB - LV (at DEN)
There were some who snagged Carr as a streaming option against the injury-riddled Titans secondary, but there's no way you should be trusting him against the Jaguars or Chargers over the final two weeks, allowing him to safely be dropped.
30 weeks ago
Andy Dalton Note
Andy Dalton photo 183. Andy Dalton QB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Dalton is a near-lock to throw 40+ passes in a useful game script but the matchup isn't great and his offensive line is so putrid that he is merely a fringe top 20 option at his position this week.
30 weeks ago
Tennessee Titans Note
Tennessee Titans photo 184. Tennessee Titans DST - TEN (at HOU)
This is the time in the year where you let go of defenses you don't feel comfortable with, and that's precisely the case with the Titans, who are not only dealing with a lot of cornerback injuries, but they're going to play against the Texans and Saints offenses over the final two games of the fantasy season.
30 weeks ago
Gus Edwards Note
Gus Edwards photo 185. Gus Edwards RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Gus Edwards will go off from time to time thanks to the game scripts Baltimore has been in and will likely see again, but you can't trust him week to week. With that said, if Mark Ingram were to suffer an injury, Edwards would be a weekly RB2 so he may be worth stashing.
32 weeks ago
Russell Gage Note
Russell Gage photo 186. Russell Gage WR - ATL (at TB)
Now that Calvin Ridley has been ruled out for the season with an abdominal injury, Gage should start to see even more targets. With that said, you can't start him this week in the matchup against the 49ers.
29 weeks ago
Kyle Allen Note
Kyle Allen photo 187. Kyle Allen QB - WAS (at DAL)
Allen doesn't have the worst matchup and is coming off three straight 20 point fantasy performances thanks to his great weapons, but there is a chance he gets benched mid-game for Grier.
29 weeks ago
Danny Amendola Note
Danny Amendola photo 188. Danny Amendola WR - DET (vs . GB)
If you need a streamer for this week, Amendola has been rolling with back to back games of 8 receptions and 95+ yards. Now that Kerryon Johnson is out and the Lions run into a pass-funnel Raiders defense, you can expect Stafford's third consecutive 300+ yard performance. If that happens, you'll be glad to have started Amendola.
35 weeks ago
Jason Witten Note
Jason Witten photo 189. Jason Witten TE - LV (at DEN)
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.
43 weeks ago
Nelson Agholor Note
Nelson Agholor photo 190. Nelson Agholor WR - LV (at DEN)
With Alshon back and now Dallas Goedert playing 70% of the snaps, Agholor's role has diminished enough that we can't justify using him outside of perfect matchups. He doesn't have one this week in Dallas so he is better off left on waivers for now.
37 weeks ago
N'Keal Harry Note
N'Keal Harry photo 191. N'Keal Harry WR - NE (vs . MIA)
The Patriots showed us in Week 11 that Harry has surpassed Jakobi Meyers as the #4 receiver but now Phillip Dorsett is banged up which means Harry should get his first start this week in Dallas. His potential makes him worth taking a flier on.
32 weeks ago
Greg Olsen Note
Greg Olsen photo 192. Greg Olsen TE - SEA (vs . SF)
Olsen looked to be returning to form for a few games, but has basically fallen off a cliff. He has just two catches for five yards combined in his last two games. The number of reliable tight ends is small, so Olsen is still a starter in deeper leagues. But there's not much to be optimistic about at the moment.
38 weeks ago
Michael Badgley Note
Michael Badgley photo 193. Michael Badgley K - LAC (at KC)
Gardner Minshew II Note
Gardner Minshew II photo 194. Gardner Minshew II QB - JAC (vs . IND)
Minshew had a rough return to the starting lineup in Week 14, but with a solid matchup in Oakland, he is in play as one of the top streamers for Week 15. Now, if D.J. Chark ends up missing the game, Minshew will drop clean out of the top 15 at his position.
29 weeks ago
Peyton Barber Note
Peyton Barber photo 195. Peyton Barber RB - WAS (at DAL)
Ronald Jones is apparently the starter, but if you desperate at running back, you can play it safe with someone like Nyheim Hines or Chris Thompson, but it might be in your best interest to take a stab in the dark at the Bucs' backfield. There is a chance, as always, that Barber ends up with 15 touches which would go a long way against a lousy Lions' defense.
29 weeks ago
Drew Lock Note
Drew Lock photo 196. Drew Lock QB - DEN (vs . LV)
Carolina Panthers Note
Carolina Panthers photo 197. Carolina Panthers DST - CAR (vs . NO)
Nyheim Hines Note
Nyheim Hines photo 198. Nyheim Hines RB - IND (at JAC)
Hines has minimal upside but if you are desperate for a running back this week, he isn't the worst play in what should be a high-scoring game. Plus, Tampa shuts down the run so it might benefit Indy to have their pass-catching back on the field more often.
30 weeks ago
Nick Folk Note
Nick Folk photo 199. Nick Folk K - FA (BYE)
Phillip Dorsett Note
Phillip Dorsett photo 200. Phillip Dorsett WR - SEA (vs . SF)
With Mohammed Sanu now in town and the Patriots bye coming up, you may be tempted to forget about Dorsett, but he still plays virtually every snap for a great offense that throws a ton and has a killer upcoming schedule so keep him in mind.
34 weeks ago
Jaylen Samuels Note
Jaylen Samuels photo 201. Jaylen Samuels RB - PIT (at BAL)
Samuels missed Week 8 and may not even be ready to go for Week 9, but when he does return, we are almost certainly looking at the best handcuff for James Conner.
35 weeks ago
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 202. Gerald Everett TE - LAR (vs . ARI)
Many will be turning to Chris Herndon if they need a tight end this week, but the Cowboys are a more daunting defense against them than what Everett gets this week, plus the difference in QBs is substantial.
38 weeks ago
Taylor Gabriel Note
Taylor Gabriel photo 203. Taylor Gabriel WR - FA (BYE)
It is clear that Mitch Trubisky loves Taylor Gabriel, as evidenced by his production last year and Week 11's 14 targets. This week, Gabriel makes for a sneaky streamer play as he has the best matchup on the field versus a horrendous Giants' secondary.
32 weeks ago
Jason Myers Note
Jason Myers photo 204. Jason Myers K - SEA (vs . SF)
Brian Hill Note
Brian Hill photo 205. Brian Hill RB - ATL (at TB)
Devonta Freeman could be back for Week 11 or miss the rest of the season. With Ito Smith already on IR, that would mean 15 to 20 touches every game for Hill in a strong offense. Don't sleep on the fact that Hill is an explosive athlete and could break out in this role to become a weekly RB2. If Freeman is out, Hill is well worth your entire FAAB budget.
33 weeks ago
Malcolm Brown Note
Malcolm Brown photo 206. 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.
43 weeks ago
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 207. Boston Scott RB - PHI (at NYG)
You may have seen Miles Sanders pulled from Monday night's game, but there doesn't appear to have been any lasting injury. Rather, it was supposedly cramping so don't plan on Scott helping you this week.
29 weeks ago
J.D. McKissic Note
J.D. McKissic photo 208. J.D. McKissic RB - WAS (at DAL)
It is possible that the Lions go sign a veteran in the next 24 hours like Mike Davis or Jay Ajayi, but if that doesn't happen, we've got the clear number one running back that plays all three downs. He didn't do much with 16 touches last week, but you can't replace volume.
33 weeks ago
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 209. Jonnu Smith TE - TEN (at HOU)
If Delanie Walker ends up missing another game, Smith would make for an excellent streamer start once again but the most likely scenario is that Walker plays and Smith becomes an afterthought.
34 weeks ago
Joey Slye Note
Joey Slye photo 210. Joey Slye K - CAR (vs . NO)
Jordan Wilkins Note
Jordan Wilkins photo 211. Jordan Wilkins RB - IND (at JAC)
Wilkins may have led the Colts in backfield touches last week, but even if we knew he would again in either of the next two weeks, the matchups are so bad that he is virtually unstartable, and by the time all of that ends, Marlon Mack should be back.
30 weeks ago
Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 212. Jakobi Meyers WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Meyers appears to have passed up N'Keal Harry as the Patriots WR #3 but there is still some uncertainty moving forward and the next three matchups are all tough enough that I can't imagine Meyers being useful at any point for the rest of the season.
30 weeks ago
Indianapolis Colts Note
Indianapolis Colts photo 213. Indianapolis Colts DST - IND (at JAC)
Jay Ajayi Note
Jay Ajayi photo 214. Jay Ajayi RB - FA (BYE)
Ajayi is working out for the Cardinals which likely means David Johnson's injury is worse than they were letting on. He would merely be a middle-range handcuff for Chase Edmonds, however, if he did sign.
36 weeks ago
John Ross Note
John Ross photo 215. John Ross WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Ross was excellent over the first two weeks for Cincy then saw a difficult Week 3 matchup. With how much Zac Taylor's offense has been passing the ball, it should be no surprise that Ross continues to perform as a WR4 even with A.J. Green coming back soon.
40 weeks ago
Chris Thompson Note
Chris Thompson photo 216. Chris Thompson RB - JAC (vs . IND)
Although Thompson isn't going to get any carries with both Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice rolling, he did see 8 targets last game. With a useful game script likely coming up against Philly, he'll be on the RB4/RB3 fringe as a potential flex start.
29 weeks ago
Daniel Jones Note
Daniel Jones photo 217. Daniel Jones QB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Jones has had two huge weeks but has otherwise been uninspiring. With that said, you could start virtually any quarterback against the Jets this year so he makes for a solid Week 10 streamer.
34 weeks ago
Cleveland Browns Note
Cleveland Browns photo 218. Cleveland Browns DST - CLE (at CIN)
Eli Manning Note
Eli Manning photo 219. Eli Manning QB - FA (BYE)
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.
41 weeks ago
Keke Coutee Note
Keke Coutee photo 220. Keke Coutee WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Although Kenny Stills out-snapped Coutee by quite a bit, it was Coutee who saw most of the targets that would have belonged to Will Fuller if he were active. Even so, Fuller should be back this week so Coutee will remain on waivers.
29 weeks ago
Darren Fells Note
Darren Fells photo 221. Darren Fells TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
Fells just keeps getting the job done and as a result, he should now be considered a top 15 rest of season tight end. With that said, this week he doesn't make for a great start as he draws the Jags defense.
35 weeks ago
New York Jets Note
New York Jets photo 222. New York Jets DST - NYJ (at BUF)
Some snagged the Jets to stream against the Dolphins, but feel free to drop them with a matchup against the Ravens in Week 15. That's been among the worst matchups in football, and the Jets defense is ailing in their secondary.
30 weeks ago
Brett Maher Note
Brett Maher photo 223. Brett Maher K - NYJ (at BUF)
Darrell Henderson Note
Darrell Henderson photo 224. Darrell Henderson RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Not only does it appear like a timeshare behind Todd Gurley, but the offense isn't good enough to warrant the backfield as a must-own situation like it was the first two years in Sean McVay's offense. Henderson's best-case scenario is likely 8-12 touches per game with an injury to Gurley, and even then, he wouldn't get the goal-line work.
32 weeks ago
Dwayne Haskins Note
Dwayne Haskins photo 225. Dwayne Haskins QB - WAS (at DAL)
Haskins was brutal in relief of Case Keenum against the Giants in Week 4, showing he's not close to ready to start. He'll remain on the bench for the foreseeable future and is droppable in all formats, including two-quarterback leagues.
39 weeks ago
Adam Humphries Note
Adam Humphries photo 226. Adam Humphries WR - TEN (at HOU)
Humphries hasn't done anything exciting and it is hard to imagine much happening with this offense, but we do have the unknown here with Ryan Tannehill potentially starting and it is worth noting that in a small sample, he connected for four completions with Humphries after taking over.
37 weeks ago
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 227. Ty Johnson RB - DET (vs . GB)
Kerryon Johnson suffered a knee injury in Week 7 and ended up on IR. Ty is a rare combination of both side and speed and is a must-start this week against the Giants and every other week assuming he remains the starter.
36 weeks ago
Mike Nugent Note
Mike Nugent photo 228. Mike Nugent K - FA (BYE)
Reggie Bonnafon Note
Reggie Bonnafon photo 229. Reggie Bonnafon RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Josh Reynolds Note
Josh Reynolds photo 230. Josh Reynolds WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Reynolds may be filling in for Brandin Cooks while he is out, and that may end up being the remainder of the season, but we are talking about the number four option at best in Jared Goff's offense. Add in a bad rest of season schedule and we should be leaving Reynolds on waivers.
32 weeks ago
Seattle Seahawks Note
Seattle Seahawks photo 231. Seattle Seahawks DST - SEA (vs . SF)
Matt Bryant Note
Matt Bryant photo 232. Matt Bryant K - FA (BYE)
Tre'Quan Smith Note
Tre'Quan Smith photo 233. 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.
43 weeks ago
Alex Erickson Note
Alex Erickson photo 234. Alex Erickson WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Erickson has been excellent in back to back weeks and while the upcoming schedule after the Bengals bye looks promising, Erickson will almost definitely be taking a seat on the bench since A.J. Green is expected to finally return.
35 weeks ago
Geronimo Allison Note
Geronimo Allison photo 235. Geronimo Allison WR - DET (vs . GB)
Allison didn't get in on the party Sunday but with no timeline for Davante Adams' return, Allison ought to be owned and started until he comes back, especially this week at Kansas City.
36 weeks ago
Ted Ginn Note
Ted Ginn photo 236. Ted Ginn WR - CHI (at MIN)
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.
43 weeks ago
Chase Edmonds Note
Chase Edmonds photo 237. Chase Edmonds RB - ARI (at LAR)
With Kenyan Drake filling a big role for the Cardinals, the only way Edmonds sees playing time is if the Cardinals were to shut down David Johnson. That doesn't seem likely as of now, which makes Edmonds nothing more than a third-string running back.
33 weeks ago
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 238. 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.
43 weeks ago
Hunter Renfrow Note
Hunter Renfrow photo 239. Hunter Renfrow WR - LV (at DEN)
Although there isn't much in the way of week to week upside, Renfrow works as a solid WR4 streamer this week in a terrific matchup versus the struggling Jets' secondary.
32 weeks ago
Demarcus Robinson Note
Demarcus Robinson photo 240. Demarcus Robinson WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Tyreek Hill will eventually come back which will leave Robinson and Hardman to compete for snaps so there will be few weeks where it is safe to start him. With that said, he should pile up enough points to finish the year as a top 50 wide receiver.
40 weeks ago
Houston Texans Note
Houston Texans photo 241. Houston Texans DST - HOU (vs . TEN)
Keelan Cole Note
Keelan Cole photo 242. Keelan Cole WR - JAC (vs . IND)
The Jags are going on their bye after a terrible performance, but Cole was a bright spot and appears likely to steal the job from Chris Conley once Dede Westbrook returns so keep him on waiver wire speed dial with a great stretch of matchups coming up.
34 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard Note
Giovani Bernard photo 243. Giovani Bernard RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Zane Gonzalez Note
Zane Gonzalez photo 244. Zane Gonzalez K - ARI (at LAR)
Younghoe Koo Note
Younghoe Koo photo 245. Younghoe Koo K - ATL (at TB)
Josh Lambo Note
Josh Lambo photo 246. Josh Lambo K - JAC (vs . IND)
Austin Seibert Note
Austin Seibert photo 247. Austin Seibert K - CLE (at CIN)
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 248. Rex Burkhead RB - NE (vs . MIA)
Burkhead was so useful last week because James White was out for personal reasons. Prior to that, the Patriots were up by four touchdowns so unless you are planning on either of those happening again, you can't plan on putting Rex into your lineup. He does have upside if Sony or White gets injured though.
40 weeks ago
Dan Bailey Note
Dan Bailey photo 249. Dan Bailey K - MIN (vs . CHI)
Kansas City Chiefs Note
Kansas City Chiefs photo 250. Kansas City Chiefs DST - KC (vs . LAC)
Isaiah Ford Note
Isaiah Ford photo 251. Isaiah Ford WR - MIA (at NE)
Ford looked promising with Devante Parker missing most of the game with a concussion. Is Parker comes back, Ford obviously has no fantasy appeal, but he could a WR5/WR4 if Parker misses as the #2 to Allen Hurns against a weak Giants secondary.
29 weeks ago
Jonathan Williams Note
Jonathan Williams photo 252. Jonathan Williams RB - FA (BYE)
With Marlon Mack already ruled out for Thursday and likely several more weeks, Williams is the clear-cut top pickup this week. He piled up 147 yards on just 14 touches against the Jags last week and while Jordan Wilkins may come back, chances are that this is now Williams' job.
32 weeks ago
Bilal Powell Note
Bilal Powell photo 253. Bilal Powell RB - FA (BYE)
Dion Lewis Note
Dion Lewis photo 254. Dion Lewis RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
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.
43 weeks ago
Eddy Pineiro Note
Eddy Pineiro photo 255. Eddy Pineiro K - CHI (at MIN)
Devlin Hodges Note
Devlin Hodges photo 256. Devlin Hodges QB - PIT (at BAL)
Hodges will continue to be the starter for the Steelers, at least into Week 16, according to Mike Tomlin. Although it's not a terrible matchup with the Jets, he's likely not on any championship rosters or in any DFS lineups. He's not worth consideration in any fantasy league.
28 weeks ago
Aldrick Rosas Note
Aldrick Rosas photo 257. Aldrick Rosas K - NYG (vs . PHI)
Rashard Higgins Note
Rashard Higgins photo 258. Rashard Higgins WR - CLE (at CIN)
Dante Pettis Note
Dante Pettis photo 259. Dante Pettis WR - SF (at SEA)
Pettis was drafted as a WR3 this summer who had WR2 upside and while we haven't seen it yet, he has been slowly growing toward the role as he separates himself from the preseason injury. He is worth taking a shot on in case he emerges as that top receiver for Jimmy G and it may happen this week in a killer matchup against Washington.
37 weeks ago
Brandon McManus Note
Brandon McManus photo 260. Brandon McManus K - DEN (vs . LV)
David Moore Note
David Moore photo 261. 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.
43 weeks ago
Dustin Hopkins Note
Dustin Hopkins photo 262. Dustin Hopkins K - WAS (at DAL)
KeeSean Johnson Note
KeeSean Johnson photo 263. KeeSean Johnson WR - ARI (at LAR)
The rookie now has 26 targets on the season and is coming into an excellent home matchup versus a banged-up Falcons secondary that has been getting shredded. He makes for a solid flex play if you are desperate for a decent streamer in Week 6.
38 weeks ago
DaeSean Hamilton Note
DaeSean Hamilton photo 264. DaeSean Hamilton WR - DEN (vs . LV)
Hamilton has an excellent matchup Thursday night against the Chiefs but even in a matchup like this, the #3 receiver from a bad offense won't be a start-worthy option.
37 weeks ago
Detroit Lions Note
Detroit Lions photo 265. Detroit Lions DST - DET (vs . GB)
Myles Gaskin Note
Myles Gaskin photo 266. Myles Gaskin RB - MIA (at NE)
Atlanta Falcons Note
Atlanta Falcons photo 267. Atlanta Falcons DST - ATL (at TB)
Albert Wilson Note
Albert Wilson photo 268. Albert Wilson WR - MIA (at NE)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Note
Tampa Bay Buccaneers photo 269. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST - TB (vs . ATL)
Wayne Gallman Note
Wayne Gallman photo 270. Wayne Gallman RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Saquon Barkley suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 3 and is due to get his MRI results any hour. It seems likely that he will miss 4 to 6 weeks, and while Gallman doesn't have anywhere close to RB1 upside, that would still be 4-6 startable fantasy weeks which is enough to make him the top pickup of the week. Because of his limited upside, though, I'd only spend 10 to 12 FAAB to acquire him unless you are desperate at running back.
41 weeks ago
Washington Redskins Note
Washington Redskins photo 271. Washington Redskins DST - WAS (at DAL)
Chris Boswell Note
Chris Boswell photo 272. Chris Boswell K - PIT (at BAL)
Stephen Hauschka Note
Stephen Hauschka photo 273. Stephen Hauschka K - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Cincinnati Bengals Note
Cincinnati Bengals photo 274. Cincinnati Bengals DST - CIN (vs . CLE)
Wendell Smallwood Note
Wendell Smallwood photo 275. Wendell Smallwood RB - FA (BYE)
David Blough Note
David Blough photo 276. David Blough QB - DET (vs . GB)
With Matthew Stafford hitting injured reserve, Blough will continue to be the starter for the Lions. Other than a brief beginning to his season against the Bears on Thanksgiving, Blough has been irrelevant for fantasy purposes, and should continue to be for the remainder of the season.
28 weeks ago
Dare Ogunbowale Note
Dare Ogunbowale photo 277. Dare Ogunbowale RB - TB (vs . ATL)
Ty Montgomery Note
Ty Montgomery photo 278. Ty Montgomery RB - NO (at CAR)
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.
43 weeks ago