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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2019 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.
46 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.
46 weeks ago
Michael Thomas Note
Michael Thomas photo 3. Michael Thomas WR - NO (at CAR)
Thomas has had an unreal efficiency throughout his career, and he's been incredibly consistent. He's never finished a season with fewer than 1,100 yards, and he had a superb 125 catches last year. With a lengthy contract extension taken care of, it should be business as usual for Thomas this year, and he should put up strong WR1 numbers as usual.
49 weeks ago
Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 4. 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.
40 weeks ago
DeAndre Hopkins Note
DeAndre Hopkins photo 5. DeAndre Hopkins WR - ARI (at LAR)
What can you say about DeAndre Hopkins at this point except please don't ever let Brock Osweiler be his quarterback. With an excellent quarterback in Deshaun Watson, an enormous target share, and outstanding route-running ability and hands, there are legitimately zero concerns with Hopkins. To the extent you are desperate to be cautious with your optimism, it is possible that with both Will Fuller and Keke Coutee on the field, Hopkins' targets could drop slightly. But even that minor concern isn't relevant at this point, with Coutee battling an ankle injury. He's the top receiver, and one of the top players, on the board.
49 weeks ago
Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 6. 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.
42 weeks ago
Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 7. Travis Kelce TE - KC (vs . LAC)
What more can owners ask of Kelce, who has finished as the tip tight end and totaled at least 1,000 yards receiving in three straight seasons. You want a negative? With Tyreek Hill set to avoid suspension, Kelce won't see the likely uptick in targets he otherwise would have. Fantasy owners will have to settle for just having the best tight end in the game put up his usual dominant stat line. Buy with confidence, obviously, and draft him as a borderline first-rounder.
49 weeks ago
Tyreek Hill Note
Tyreek Hill photo 8. 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.
41 weeks ago
Derrick Henry Note
Derrick Henry photo 9. 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.
46 weeks ago
Leonard Fournette Note
Leonard Fournette photo 10. 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.
46 weeks ago
Julio Jones Note
Julio Jones photo 11. Julio Jones WR - ATL (at TB)
Jones has as much talent as any wide receiver in the game, without question, and he averaged about 100 yards receiving per game last year. The only criticism is his lack of touchdown catches, but his production there obviously increased over the second half of the season. With Dirk Koetter on board, Jones' production could climb even higher. Expect another elite season from the big receiver, and he should be drafted as a top-five wide receiver.
49 weeks ago
Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 12. Aaron Jones RB - GB (at DET)
Despite Mike McCarthy's best efforts to hold him back, Jones finally broke out last year. He has succeeded nearly every time he has been given a significant workload and has improved enough as a pass-blocker to warrant an every-down role. But he's battled a hamstring injury this preseason and Matt LaFleur has suggested that he intends to get Jamaal Williams and Dexter Williams some additional work. Still, Jones makes a solid RB2, as his spot in a strong offense and upside should mitigate much of his downside.
49 weeks ago
Julian Edelman Note
Julian Edelman photo 13. Julian Edelman WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Edelman was outstanding last year after returning from suspension, playing as a strong WR1 in PPR formats. He's getting up there in age but with Rob Gronkowski gone and incredible chemistry with Tom Brady, there shouldn't be many concerns. Josh Gordon's return takes a minor bit of shine off Edelman, but in any format where you are awarded anything for receptions, he will likely put up WR1 numbers.
49 weeks ago
Saquon Barkley Note
Saquon Barkley photo 14. 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.
35 weeks ago
Amari Cooper Note
Amari Cooper photo 15. Amari Cooper WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Cooper was dynamic after a mid-season trade to the Cowboys and, absent injury concerns, he'd be a solid WR1 this year. But he has battled a foot injury all preseason, which has alternatively been referred to as plantar fasciitis, a strained heel, and a muscle strain. Whatever the injury is, it's clearly still bothering Cooper, and it's unclear if his availability for the Cowboys' first game is questionable. For now, fantasy owners should drop Cooper a few spots in their rankings. But don't let him slip too far absent word that his availability for the regular season is in doubt.
49 weeks ago
Nick Chubb Note
Nick Chubb photo 16. Nick Chubb RB - CLE (at CIN)
Chubb essentially averaged 20 touches and 100 yards per game once he took over as the starting running back last year, and there's little reason to expect a dip in his performance, at least for the first half of the season. With Duke Johnson now in Texas, Chubb should dominate the running back touches early on, and with Odell Beckham Jr. on board, defenses will need to focus on stopping the pass more. The issue becomes what happens to Chubb in the second half once Kareem Hunt returns from suspension. But for now, that's a lifetime away. Draft Chubb with confidence as an RB1.
49 weeks ago
Melvin Gordon Note
Melvin Gordon photo 17. 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.
40 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 18. 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.
46 weeks ago
D.J. Moore Note
D.J. Moore photo 19. D.J. Moore WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Moore finished his rookie campaign strong, with a big uptick in targets and catches over the second half of the season. With Devin Funchess now in Indianapolis, Moore moves to the top target in Carolina, although Curtis Samuel makes a 1B to Moore's 1A. He's incredibly fast and talented, and the only real concern is Cam Newton's health, as he's already battling a foot sprain. But, if Newton is good to go, Moore should be a strong WR2.
49 weeks ago
Keenan Allen Note
Keenan Allen photo 20. 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.
41 weeks ago
Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 21. Stefon Diggs WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
There's a whole lot of drama with Diggs these days, as the veteran receiver is unhappy with his role in the Minnesota offense. Chances are he's not going anywhere given his contract and the Vikings' need at wide receiver, so he'll continue to be a boom or bust play, who you're almost certainly still starting each week.
44 weeks ago
Le'Veon Bell Note
Le'Veon Bell photo 22. 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.
40 weeks ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 23. George Kittle TE - SF (at SEA)
The absence of Jimmy Garoppolo had no impact on Kittle, who racked up an incredible 1,377 yards last season. His record-setting total was largely due to a ridiculous amount of yards after the catch, the most in the NFL. Some regression could be expected, but given the enormous upgrade in quarterback with Garoppolo healthy, perhaps it shouldn't be as much as you think. Kittle may still be behind Travis Kelce as the top tight end in fantasy, but the gap is narrow.
49 weeks ago
Cooper Kupp Note
Cooper Kupp photo 24. Cooper Kupp WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Kupp was excellent when he was on the field last year, leading the Rams' receivers in target share and seeing 12 red zone targets. But he's coming off of ACL surgery and the Rams may be cautious with him. When healthy, he's a solid WR2 and for now, and he reportedly looks explosive in camp. There's more upside with Kupp than with most WR2s, but the injury risk provides plenty of downside, too.
49 weeks ago
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 25. Mark Ingram II RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Whether you want to believe in Ingram or you don't, you have plenty of ammunition.Those looking to buy can point to the fact that he averaged over 4.5 yards per carry over each of the last four seasons and will now play in a Greg Roman offense that will likely lead the league in rushing attempts. Those avoiding Ingram can point to his age (29), his PED suspension, and the fact that in each of the last three years, the lead running back for the Ravens at the start of the year as lost his job. Your best bet is to go somewhere in between - buy Ingram as a likely low-end RB2, but have depth at running back if you draft him.
49 weeks ago
Todd Gurley Note
Todd Gurley photo 26. 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.
40 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 27. 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.
40 weeks ago
Allen Robinson Note
Allen Robinson photo 28. Allen Robinson WR - CHI (at MIN)
Robinson led the Bears in targets last year despite playing in just 13 games, and had a big playoff performance with 10 catches for 143 yards and a touchdown. Now, in his second year playing with Mitchell Trubisky in Matt Nagy's system and another year removed from his ACL tear, some growth should certainly be expected. Don't let last year's "disappointing" season allow you to let Robinson fall too far. He should be a relatively reliable starting wide receiver in all fantasy formats.
49 weeks ago
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 29. Zach Ertz TE - PHI (at NYG)
Ertz saw a preposterous 156 targets last year, which led to 116 catches for 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. He almost certainly will see a meaningful drop in targets this year with the addition of DeSean Jackson and with a healthy Darren Sproles. But he can give away plenty of targets and still finish as an easy top-three tight end. Draft him with confidence early.
49 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson Note
Lamar Jackson photo 30. 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.
34 weeks ago
Kenny Golladay Note
Kenny Golladay photo 31. Kenny Golladay WR - DET (vs . GB)
Golladay broke out last year, totaling over 1,000 yards and five touchdowns. But the vast majority of his production came after Golden Tate was traded and Marvin Jones went down with a season-ending injury. Given that Matt Patricia wants to run the ball as much as possible, it's unclear how much Golladay can produce with Jones in the lineup. But, the Lions should be behind in the majority of their games, so despite Patricia's desire, they'll likely need to throw the ball more. Golladay has talent but it's difficult to see him being much more than a mid-tier WR2 this season. That's certainly valuable, but not a superstar.
49 weeks ago
Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 32. 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.
40 weeks ago
Tyler Lockett Note
Tyler Lockett photo 33. Tyler Lockett WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Lockett really came into his own last year, scoring 10 touchdowns and setting career-highs across the board. With Doug Baldwin gone and with few other (healthy) options at receiver, the Seahawks are likely to lean heavily on Lockett in the passing game. But with how much Seattle runs the ball, Lockett will need to again pile on the touchdowns to come near the value he provided last year. As the No. 1 option with an elite quarterback, however, Lockett is an easy WR2.
49 weeks ago
Odell Beckham Jr. Note
Odell Beckham Jr. photo 34. 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.
41 weeks ago
Robert Woods Note
Robert Woods photo 35. Robert Woods WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Woods has been outstanding in his two seasons with the Rams, and he posted career-highs in most relevant categories last year. Like Brandin Cooks, Woods was actually better with Cooper Kupp on the field, so Kupp's return shouldn't be viewed as a negative. There's little downside with Woods at this point, so draft him as a strong WR2 and enjoy the production.
49 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.
35 weeks ago
Chris Godwin Note
Chris Godwin photo 37. Chris Godwin WR - TB (vs . ATL)
If it's possible for a player to be on every single fantasy owner's breakout list, then Godwin is your guy. Although his production slowed after his hot start last year, the departure of both Adam Humphries and DeSean Jackson opens up plenty of opportunities. Add to that Bruce Arians gushing about Godwin's ability to play out of the slot and you have all the makings of a big season. But you'll need to pay for Godwin at this point if you want him.
49 weeks ago
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 38. Miles Sanders RB - PHI (at NYG)
Sanders really only had one college season to show what he could do, since he was behind Saquon Barkley on the depth chart in Penn State, but he showed more than enough for the Eagles to draft him with eyes on making him their starter. After battling a hamstring injury early, Sanders has looked much better as the offseason went on, and beat writers have suggested that Sanders should be the top option for Philadelphia over Jordan Howard. But Darren Sproles and plenty of other options remain for the Eagles, so Sanders will likely have to cede carries, even if he does take the top job at running back. He's a high-upside option but not one without risk.
49 weeks ago
Courtland Sutton Note
Courtland Sutton photo 39. 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.
41 weeks ago
Devonta Freeman Note
Devonta Freeman photo 40. Devonta Freeman RB - FA (BYE)
Freeman missed almost all of last season due to injuries, but had put up anywhere between very good and elite seasons in the three prior years. With Tevin Coleman gone, Freeman should see an increaed workload, even with the presence of Ito Smith and others in the backfield. There are legitimate injury concerns with Freeman, but the Falcons may look to control the clock more and emphasize the run given their improved defense. All in all, Freeman makes a solid RB2, one with high upside.
49 weeks ago
David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 41. David Montgomery RB - CHI (at MIN)
The Bears drafted Montgomery in the third round and he has been impressive so far this preseason. If he was all there was in the Bears backfield then fantasy owners would likely be drafting him as a low-end RB1. But of course they still have Tarik Cohen and they signed Mike Davis, so Montgomery is going to need to share the workload. Given the positive talk about him leading into the season, however, Montgomery should be drafted as a mid-tier RB2.
49 weeks ago
Jarvis Landry Note
Jarvis Landry photo 42. Jarvis Landry WR - CLE (at CIN)
Landry was a disappointment last year, though it's worth noting that his average depth of target was significantly higher than he averaged with the Dolphins. But after Freddie Kitchens took over, Landry's target share was relatively minimal-about 20%-when you consider that he was legitimately the only game in town. But the upside is that with Odell Beckham Jr. in tow and Nick Chubb looking like a breakout candidate, defenses likely won't focus nearly as much on Landry. That puts him at roughly a WR3 with WR2 upside, but there seems to be little chance for stardom.
49 weeks ago
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 43. 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.
40 weeks ago
Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 44. Josh Jacobs RB - LV (at DEN)
The Raiders used a first-round pick on Jacobs, so he should see a prominent role in the offense, particularly with Isaiah Crowell suffering a torn Achilles. Jacobs never had a huge workload in college, so it's unclear whether the Raiders intend to use him as a bell-cow back, especially with the re-signing of Doug Martin. Regardless, Jon Gruden's system works well for running backs, and Jacobs' pass-catching ability should give him a high floor each week. He should make a solid RB2 in all formats.
49 weeks ago
James White Note
James White photo 45. James White RB - NE (vs . MIA)
White is about as solid as they come in PPR formats, though his production waned as the season went on. With Rob Gronkowski out of the lineup, White's production has often soared, which portends good things for 2019. Josh Gordon's presence gives Tom Brady another body to throw the ball to (assuming Gordon can stay on the field), but White should continue to remain heavily involved in Josh McDaniels' system. Expect another borderline RB1 season in PPR leagues.
49 weeks ago
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 46. 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.
40 weeks ago
Marlon Mack Note
Marlon Mack photo 47. Marlon Mack RB - IND (at JAC)
Andrew Luck's sudden retirement changes the equation for Mack, but probably not as much as you'd expect. He'll still run behind an elite offensive line and excellent system. Yes, Jacoby Brissett as the quarterback marks a huge downgrade for the entire offense. But the Colts may try to lean on Mack a bit more than they otherwise would have, and he may able to make up a downgrade in efficiency with an uptick in touches. Drop Mack a few spots, but still consider him an RB2.
49 weeks ago
John Brown Note
John Brown photo 48. John Brown WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Despite playing with an inaccurate quarterback, Brown has developed into one of the most consistent options in the NFL at receiver. He has at least 51 yards receiving and four catches in every game, and is almost always good for a deep shot from Josh Allen. He's unlikely to put up a matchup-winning effort in any particular week, but he's certainly a receiver to start each and every week.
44 weeks ago
James Conner Note
James Conner photo 49. 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.
40 weeks ago
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 50. 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.
44 weeks ago
Kenyan Drake Note
Kenyan Drake photo 51. 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.
41 weeks ago
Michael Gallup Note
Michael Gallup photo 52. 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.
44 weeks ago
Austin Hooper Note
Austin Hooper photo 53. 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.
41 weeks ago
DeVante Parker Note
DeVante Parker photo 54. DeVante Parker WR - MIA (at NE)
Raheem Mostert Note
Raheem Mostert photo 55. Raheem Mostert RB - SF (at SEA)
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 56. 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.
41 weeks ago
Patrick Mahomes Note
Patrick Mahomes photo 57. 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.
42 weeks ago
Christian Kirk Note
Christian Kirk photo 58. Christian Kirk WR - ARI (at LAR)
Kirk has had a lot of buzz this offseason and with good reason. Before missing the last several games with a broken foot, he put up excellent production despite catching passes from Josh Rosen in what was essentially a broken offense. Now with Kliff Kingsbury's system and Kyler Murray throwing him the ball, Kirk has all the makings of a breakout wide receiver. We still haven't quite seen what the offense can do and because Murray is a rookie, there's obviously a bit of risk. But he should be drafted as a WR3 with WR2 upside.
49 weeks ago
Russell Wilson Note
Russell Wilson photo 59. 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.
43 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 60. 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.
34 weeks ago
Kareem Hunt Note
Kareem Hunt photo 61. Kareem Hunt RB - CLE (at CIN)
Emmanuel Sanders Note
Emmanuel Sanders photo 62. 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.
42 weeks ago
Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 63. 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.
35 weeks ago
Tyler Boyd Note
Tyler Boyd photo 64. Tyler Boyd WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
The casual fantasy owner probably thinks that Boyd's breakout in 2018 was because of A.J. Green's injury. But Boyd was nearly as productive with Green on the field. Either way, Green is already battling an injury that will force him to miss multiple games, so Boyd should see plenty of targets. There's little else in the Bengals' receiving group, so particularly early in the season, Boyd should be highly productive.
49 weeks ago
Carlos Hyde Note
Carlos Hyde photo 65. 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.
40 weeks ago
D.J. Chark Note
D.J. Chark photo 66. 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.
44 weeks ago
Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 67. 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.
44 weeks ago
D.K. Metcalf Note
D.K. Metcalf photo 68. 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.
44 weeks ago
Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 69. 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.
41 weeks ago
Ronald Jones II Note
Ronald Jones II photo 70. 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.
47 weeks ago
Adrian Peterson Note
Adrian Peterson photo 71. 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.
35 weeks ago
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 72. 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.
41 weeks ago
LeSean McCoy Note
LeSean McCoy photo 73. LeSean McCoy RB - TB (vs . ATL)
McCoy was released by the Bills on Saturday. The surprise move strongly increases the value of Devin Singletary (and Frank Gore for that matter). McCoy will likely latch on somewhere so you can still draft him with one of your late picks. But don't expect much from him, particularly early on.
49 weeks ago
Damien Williams Note
Damien Williams photo 74. 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.
40 weeks ago
Tarik Cohen Note
Tarik Cohen photo 75. 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.
47 weeks ago
Curtis Samuel Note
Curtis Samuel photo 76. 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.
44 weeks ago
Sterling Shepard Note
Sterling Shepard photo 77. 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.
44 weeks ago
Deebo Samuel Note
Deebo Samuel photo 78. Deebo Samuel WR - SF (at SEA)
Golden Tate Note
Golden Tate photo 79. Golden Tate WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
The Giants represented a decent spot for Tate, given the dearth of receiving options for the team. But his four-game suspension realy hurts his value for obvious reasons. Because he can still play in the preseason, he should have enough time to develop chemistry with Eli Manning (to the extent there is such a thing anymore). But he should be considered only a borderline WR4 on draft day at this point.
49 weeks ago
Jack Doyle Note
Jack Doyle photo 80. Jack Doyle TE - IND (at JAC)
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 81. 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.
48 weeks ago
Mike Williams Note
Mike Williams photo 82. Mike Williams WR - LAC (at KC)
This is what upside looks like. After scoring 11 touchdowns last year and making significant progress as the season went on, Williams is in a great situation this year. Tyrell Williams is gone (though Hunter Henry returns) so even if he sees a downturn in his touchdown rate, he should make up for it with more targets. Draft him as a borderline WR2 but there's a lot more upside than that.
49 weeks ago
Aaron Rodgers Note
Aaron Rodgers photo 83. 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.
47 weeks ago
Jamison Crowder Note
Jamison Crowder photo 84. Jamison Crowder WR - NYJ (at BUF)
Terry McLaurin Note
Terry McLaurin photo 85. 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.
44 weeks ago
Drew Brees Note
Drew Brees photo 86. 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.
40 weeks ago
A.J. Brown Note
A.J. Brown photo 87. A.J. Brown WR - TEN (at HOU)
Jameis Winston Note
Jameis Winston photo 88. 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.
47 weeks ago
Dak Prescott Note
Dak Prescott photo 89. 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.
46 weeks ago
Kyler Murray Note
Kyler Murray photo 90. 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.
46 weeks ago
Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 91. 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.
35 weeks ago
JuJu Smith-Schuster Note
JuJu Smith-Schuster photo 92. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR - PIT (at BAL)
What do you get when you take an elite wide receiver and you open up 168 targets by trading away one of the best receivers in the game? You get Smith-Schuster's 2019 season, and it's going to be glorious. Yes, he'll see more attention from defenses, but the Steelers will be creative enough to get him free. Plus, he has scored a touchdown in all three games that Antonio Brown has missed during Smith-Schuster's career. Expect an increase from the 166 targets he saw last season and another huge year.
49 weeks ago
T.Y. Hilton Note
T.Y. Hilton photo 93. 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.
35 weeks ago
Robby Anderson Note
Robby Anderson photo 94. Robby Anderson WR - CAR (vs . NO)
Anderson had a disappointing year in 2018 until he and Sam Darnold finally had a connection late in the season, after which Anderson's production skyrocketed. With another year from Darnold and in a better offensive system, there's a path for Anderson to have a monster year. Of course, with Le'Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder on board, and Quincy Enunwa back healthy, there are also many other options for the Jets. Add it all up and Anderson should be a solid WR3 in standard leagues, with room for more.
49 weeks ago
David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 95. 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.
41 weeks ago
Will Fuller Note
Will Fuller photo 96. 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.
42 weeks ago
Matt Ryan Note
Matt Ryan photo 97. 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.
35 weeks ago
Dede Westbrook Note
Dede Westbrook photo 98. Dede Westbrook WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Westbrook finds himself in a suddenly crowded wide receiver field in Jacksonville, with Chris Conley added to the Jaguars' already lengthy list of receivers. But the team reportedly views him as their top option, and with Nick Foles slinging the ball instead of Blake Bortles, Westbrook should find more success than last year. With Tom Coughlin still in charge, the Jaguars are likely to continue to lean on the ground game, so it's not as if Westbrook has sky-high upside. But as a WR3? You could easily do worse.
49 weeks ago
Josh Allen Note
Josh Allen photo 99. 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.
35 weeks ago
Mohamed Sanu Note
Mohamed Sanu photo 100. 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.
42 weeks ago
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 101. 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.
35 weeks ago
Marquise Brown Note
Marquise Brown photo 102. 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.
41 weeks ago
Ryan Tannehill Note
Ryan Tannehill photo 103. 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.
35 weeks ago
Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 104. 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.
35 weeks ago
Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 105. Jared Cook TE - NO (at CAR)
Cook was perhaps the lone bright spot for the Raiders last year, and he parlayed his success into a multi-year deal with the Saints. The coaching staff hasn't been shy about talking up Cook, and outside of Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, reliable pass-catchers for New Orleans are few and far between. Cook is getting a little long in the tooth, but after last year, and with a spot on an elite offense, he certainly should be considered a top-10 tight end on draft day.
49 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins Note
Kirk Cousins photo 106. Kirk Cousins QB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Cousins has done nothing to suggest he can be a QB1 for fantasy through the early going. The Vikings continue to look to rely on the run as much as possible, and when Cousins has been asked to throw, it hasn't been particularly pretty. There's no reason to look at him for fantasy purposes.
46 weeks ago
Bo Scarbrough Note
Bo Scarbrough photo 107. 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.
35 weeks ago
Duke Johnson Note
Duke Johnson photo 108. Duke Johnson RB - HOU (vs . TEN)
Johnson's value has changed drastically this preseason, first with the move to the Texans and now with Lamar Miller's (likely) torn ACL. Houston will surely add running back depth at this point, but Johnson is big enough to handle an every-down workload. Particularly in PPR or 0.5 PPR formats, he should be drafted as a rock solid RB2.
49 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 109. Dallas Goedert TE - PHI (at NYG)
Carson Wentz Note
Carson Wentz photo 110. 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.
47 weeks ago
James Washington Note
James Washington photo 111. James Washington WR - PIT (at BAL)
Larry Fitzgerald Note
Larry Fitzgerald photo 112. 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.
44 weeks ago
Tom Brady Note
Tom Brady photo 113. 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.
46 weeks ago
Tyrell Williams Note
Tyrell Williams photo 114. 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.
42 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.
44 weeks ago
Zach Pascal Note
Zach Pascal photo 116. Zach Pascal WR - IND (at JAC)
Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 117. 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.
44 weeks ago
Randall Cobb Note
Randall Cobb photo 118. Randall Cobb WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Jimmy Garoppolo Note
Jimmy Garoppolo photo 119. 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.
43 weeks ago
Jaylen Samuels Note
Jaylen Samuels photo 120. Jaylen Samuels RB - PIT (at BAL)
Darius Slayton Note
Darius Slayton photo 121. Darius Slayton WR - NYG (vs . PHI)
Jared Goff Note
Jared Goff photo 122. 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.
43 weeks ago
Corey Davis Note
Corey Davis photo 123. Corey Davis WR - TEN (at HOU)
Jacob Hollister Note
Jacob Hollister photo 124. 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.
35 weeks ago
Baker Mayfield Note
Baker Mayfield photo 125. 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.
35 weeks ago
Anthony Miller Note
Anthony Miller photo 126. Anthony Miller WR - CHI (at MIN)
Philip Rivers Note
Philip Rivers photo 127. 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.
43 weeks ago
Frank Gore Note
Frank Gore photo 128. 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.
35 weeks ago
Peyton Barber Note
Peyton Barber photo 129. Peyton Barber RB - WAS (at DAL)
Diontae Johnson Note
Diontae Johnson photo 130. Diontae Johnson WR - PIT (at BAL)
Demaryius Thomas Note
Demaryius Thomas photo 131. Demaryius Thomas WR - FA (BYE)
Chris Conley Note
Chris Conley photo 132. Chris Conley WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 133. Alexander Mattison RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Cole Beasley Note
Cole Beasley photo 134. Cole Beasley WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Danny Amendola Note
Danny Amendola photo 135. Danny Amendola WR - DET (vs . GB)
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 136. Noah Fant TE - DEN (vs . LV)
Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 137. 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.
36 weeks ago
Mitch Trubisky Note
Mitch Trubisky photo 138. Mitch Trubisky QB - CHI (at MIN)
Trubisky returned from his shoulder injury after the bye and, although he put up garbage-time points, continued to look inaccurate and skittish. His regression has doomed the entire Bears offense, and there is no reason for optimism, even in two-quarterback formats.
42 weeks ago
New England Patriots Note
New England Patriots photo 139. New England Patriots DST - NE (vs . MIA)
Benny Snell Jr. Note
Benny Snell Jr. photo 140. Benny Snell Jr. RB - PIT (at BAL)
San Francisco 49ers Note
San Francisco 49ers photo 141. San Francisco 49ers DST - SF (at SEA)
Buffalo Bills Note
Buffalo Bills photo 142. Buffalo Bills DST - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Minnesota Vikings Note
Minnesota Vikings photo 143. Minnesota Vikings DST - MIN (vs . CHI)
Jacoby Brissett Note
Jacoby Brissett photo 144. 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.
40 weeks ago
Allen Lazard Note
Allen Lazard photo 145. Allen Lazard WR - GB (at DET)
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 146. Mike Gesicki TE - MIA (at NE)
Nelson Agholor Note
Nelson Agholor photo 147. Nelson Agholor WR - LV (at DEN)
Los Angeles Rams Note
Los Angeles Rams photo 148. Los Angeles Rams DST - LAR (vs . ARI)
Chicago Bears Note
Chicago Bears photo 149. 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.
35 weeks ago
New Orleans Saints Note
New Orleans Saints photo 150. New Orleans Saints DST - NO (at CAR)
Baltimore Ravens Note
Baltimore Ravens photo 151. Baltimore Ravens DST - BAL (vs . PIT)
Ryan Fitzpatrick Note
Ryan Fitzpatrick photo 152. Ryan Fitzpatrick QB - MIA (at NE)
Fitzpatrick played fairly well against the Bills, and will earn another start against the Steelers. His presence only helps the Dolphins offense at this point, though he's obviously not someone to rely on in fantasy.
42 weeks ago
Harrison Butker Note
Harrison Butker photo 153. Harrison Butker K - KC (vs . LAC)
Kyle Rudolph Note
Kyle Rudolph photo 154. Kyle Rudolph TE - MIN (vs . CHI)
Wil Lutz Note
Wil Lutz photo 155. Wil Lutz K - NO (at CAR)
Greg Zuerlein Note
Greg Zuerlein photo 156. Greg Zuerlein K - DAL (vs . WAS)
Darwin Thompson Note
Darwin Thompson photo 157. Darwin Thompson RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Justin Tucker Note
Justin Tucker photo 158. Justin Tucker K - BAL (vs . PIT)
Sam Darnold Note
Sam Darnold photo 159. 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.
35 weeks ago
Derek Carr Note
Derek Carr photo 160. 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.
35 weeks ago
O.J. Howard Note
O.J. Howard photo 161. O.J. Howard TE - TB (vs . ATL)
Howard is off to a brutal start to the season, and there's little reason for optimism at the moment. He's running routes on only about 60% of Jameis Winston's dropbacks so far this season. For now, there are plenty of other more intriguing names to be starting, though you should keep Howard on your bench.
47 weeks ago
Chris Thompson Note
Chris Thompson photo 162. Chris Thompson RB - JAC (vs . IND)
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.
47 weeks ago
Robbie Gould Note
Robbie Gould photo 163. Robbie Gould K - SF (at SEA)
Pittsburgh Steelers Note
Pittsburgh Steelers photo 164. Pittsburgh Steelers DST - PIT (at BAL)
Andy Dalton Note
Andy Dalton photo 165. Andy Dalton QB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Dalton has played the whole season without A.J. Green and with a makeshift offensive line so fantasy owners can forgive him, but they were certainly expecting more in Zac Taylor's offense. Dalton has just seven touchdowns to go with five interceptions and, as usual, is only relevant in two-quarterback leagues.
43 weeks ago
Jacksonville Jaguars Note
Jacksonville Jaguars photo 166. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - JAC (vs . IND)
Gardner Minshew II Note
Gardner Minshew II photo 167. Gardner Minshew II QB - JAC (vs . IND)
Minshew will head back to the bench after the Jaguars' bye in Week 10, as Nick Foles is healthy enough to start. Minshew mania had begun to wear off in recent weeks and unless Foles struggles, Minshew should remain on the bench for the remainder of the season. He's droppable in all formats.
40 weeks ago
Green Bay Packers Note
Green Bay Packers photo 168. Green Bay Packers DST - GB (at DET)
Malcolm Brown Note
Malcolm Brown photo 169. Malcolm Brown RB - LAR (vs . ARI)
Philadelphia Eagles Note
Philadelphia Eagles photo 170. 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.
35 weeks ago
J.D. McKissic Note
J.D. McKissic photo 171. J.D. McKissic RB - WAS (at DAL)
Kenny Stills Note
Kenny Stills photo 172. Kenny Stills WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Stills has reportedly been traded to the Texans. Unless there is a significant injury to Will Fuller, Keke Coutee, or both, then Stills will have little fantasy impact this year. If room opens up in the receiving group, he'll be a deep-league draft pick or free agent add, but nothing more.
49 weeks ago
Nyheim Hines Note
Nyheim Hines photo 173. Nyheim Hines RB - IND (at JAC)
Breshad Perriman Note
Breshad Perriman photo 174. Breshad Perriman WR - NYJ (at BUF)
Jason Witten Note
Jason Witten photo 175. Jason Witten TE - LV (at DEN)
Brian Hill Note
Brian Hill photo 176. Brian Hill RB - ATL (at TB)
Ka'imi Fairbairn Note
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 177. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - HOU (vs . TEN)
Mason Crosby Note
Mason Crosby photo 178. Mason Crosby K - GB (at DET)
Josh Gordon Note
Josh Gordon photo 179. 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.
42 weeks ago
Matt Gay Note
Matt Gay photo 180. Matt Gay K - TB (vs . ATL)
Ryquell Armstead Note
Ryquell Armstead photo 181. Ryquell Armstead RB - JAC (vs . IND)
Michael Badgley Note
Michael Badgley photo 182. Michael Badgley K - LAC (at KC)
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 183. Tyler Higbee TE - LAR (vs . ARI)
Phillip Dorsett Note
Phillip Dorsett photo 184. Phillip Dorsett WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Dorsett benefits greatly from Josh Gordon moving to the IR, as he essentially locks down a spot as the perimeter receiver. He's had plenty of big games and it's likely that the best is yet to come. Expect WR3 production going forward.
42 weeks ago
Greg Olsen Note
Greg Olsen photo 185. 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.
44 weeks ago
Patrick Laird Note
Patrick Laird photo 186. Patrick Laird RB - MIA (at NE)
Mecole Hardman Note
Mecole Hardman photo 187. Mecole Hardman WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Chase Edmonds Note
Chase Edmonds photo 188. 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.
38 weeks ago
Joey Slye Note
Joey Slye photo 189. Joey Slye K - CAR (vs . NO)
Jake Elliott Note
Jake Elliott photo 190. Jake Elliott K - PHI (at NYG)
Drew Lock Note
Drew Lock photo 191. Drew Lock QB - DEN (vs . LV)
DeAndre Washington Note
DeAndre Washington photo 192. DeAndre Washington RB - KC (vs . LAC)
Giovani Bernard Note
Giovani Bernard photo 193. Giovani Bernard RB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Dallas Cowboys Note
Dallas Cowboys photo 194. Dallas Cowboys DST - DAL (vs . WAS)
Taylor Gabriel Note
Taylor Gabriel photo 195. Taylor Gabriel WR - FA (BYE)
Matt Prater Note
Matt Prater photo 196. Matt Prater K - DET (vs . GB)
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 197. Rex Burkhead RB - NE (vs . MIA)
Seattle Seahawks Note
Seattle Seahawks photo 198. Seattle Seahawks DST - SEA (vs . SF)
Carolina Panthers Note
Carolina Panthers photo 199. Carolina Panthers DST - CAR (vs . NO)
Reggie Bonnafon Note
Reggie Bonnafon photo 200. Reggie Bonnafon RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 201. Ty Johnson RB - DET (vs . GB)
Daniel Jones Note
Daniel Jones photo 202. 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.
47 weeks ago
Gus Edwards Note
Gus Edwards photo 203. Gus Edwards RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Jordan Wilkins Note
Jordan Wilkins photo 204. Jordan Wilkins RB - IND (at JAC)
Darrell Henderson Note
Darrell Henderson photo 205. 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.
37 weeks ago
N'Keal Harry Note
N'Keal Harry photo 206. N'Keal Harry WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Denver Broncos Note
Denver Broncos photo 207. Denver Broncos DST - DEN (vs . LV)
Allen Hurns Note
Allen Hurns photo 208. Allen Hurns WR - MIA (at NE)
David Njoku Note
David Njoku photo 209. David Njoku TE - CLE (at CIN)
Kyle Allen Note
Kyle Allen photo 210. Kyle Allen QB - WAS (at DAL)
With Cam Newton placed on IR, Allen will remain the Panthers' starting quarterback for the remainder of the season. He remains an option in two-quarterback leagues, but nothing more.
40 weeks ago
Russell Gage Note
Russell Gage photo 211. Russell Gage WR - ATL (at TB)
Wayne Gallman Note
Wayne Gallman photo 212. Wayne Gallman RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
Vance McDonald Note
Vance McDonald photo 213. Vance McDonald TE - PIT (at BAL)
McDonald quietly had an excellent season last year, seeing 72 targets and pulling down 50 catches for 610 yards and four touchdowns despite missing a game. With Antonio Brown and his 168 targets gone, McDonald should see plenty of action. He has an extensive injury history but if he can stay healthy, he could be in line for a monster season.
49 weeks ago
Josh Reynolds Note
Josh Reynolds photo 214. Josh Reynolds WR - LAR (vs . ARI)
Indianapolis Colts Note
Indianapolis Colts photo 215. Indianapolis Colts DST - IND (at JAC)
Jonathan Williams Note
Jonathan Williams photo 216. Jonathan Williams RB - FA (BYE)
Auden Tate Note
Auden Tate photo 217. Auden Tate WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Tennessee Titans Note
Tennessee Titans photo 218. 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.
35 weeks ago
Tre'Quan Smith Note
Tre'Quan Smith photo 219. Tre'Quan Smith WR - NO (at CAR)
Kansas City Chiefs Note
Kansas City Chiefs photo 220. Kansas City Chiefs DST - KC (vs . LAC)
Eli Manning Note
Eli Manning photo 221. 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.
47 weeks ago
Ted Ginn Note
Ted Ginn photo 222. Ted Ginn WR - CHI (at MIN)
Bilal Powell Note
Bilal Powell photo 223. Bilal Powell RB - FA (BYE)
Jason Myers Note
Jason Myers photo 224. Jason Myers K - SEA (vs . SF)
Jalen Richard Note
Jalen Richard photo 225. Jalen Richard RB - LV (at DEN)
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 226. Gerald Everett TE - LAR (vs . ARI)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 227. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - GB (at DET)
Los Angeles Chargers Note
Los Angeles Chargers photo 228. Los Angeles Chargers DST - LAC (at KC)
Jeff Wilson Note
Jeff Wilson photo 229. Jeff Wilson RB - SF (at SEA)
Demarcus Robinson Note
Demarcus Robinson photo 230. Demarcus Robinson WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Nick Folk Note
Nick Folk photo 231. Nick Folk K - FA (BYE)
Dare Ogunbowale Note
Dare Ogunbowale photo 232. Dare Ogunbowale RB - TB (vs . ATL)
John Ross Note
John Ross photo 233. John Ross WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Alex Erickson Note
Alex Erickson photo 234. Alex Erickson WR - CIN (vs . CLE)
Dion Lewis Note
Dion Lewis photo 235. Dion Lewis RB - NYG (vs . PHI)
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Note
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside photo 236. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR - PHI (at NYG)
Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 237. Jakobi Meyers WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Brandon Bolden Note
Brandon Bolden photo 238. Brandon Bolden RB - NE (vs . MIA)
Ian Thomas Note
Ian Thomas photo 239. Ian Thomas TE - CAR (vs . NO)
Kerryon Johnson Note
Kerryon Johnson photo 240. Kerryon Johnson RB - DET (vs . GB)
Johnson played 10 games in his rookie season, rushing for 641 yards and three touchdowns and adding 32 receptions. Although he missed the final six games of the season with a knee injury, he should be fully recovered. The Lions added C.J. Anderson this offseason, and so those who thought that the absence of LeGarrette Blount would lead to more carries for Johnson were likely incorrect. But with the release of Theo Riddick, Johnson should see more work in the passing game. If he can keep up what he did over his final eight games, he should be an excellent option this season.
49 weeks ago
Adam Humphries Note
Adam Humphries photo 241. Adam Humphries WR - TEN (at HOU)
Geronimo Allison Note
Geronimo Allison photo 242. Geronimo Allison WR - DET (vs . GB)
Dwayne Haskins Note
Dwayne Haskins photo 243. 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.
44 weeks ago
Myles Gaskin Note
Myles Gaskin photo 244. Myles Gaskin RB - MIA (at NE)
Cleveland Browns Note
Cleveland Browns photo 245. Cleveland Browns DST - CLE (at CIN)
Devlin Hodges Note
Devlin Hodges photo 246. 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.
34 weeks ago
Jimmy Graham Note
Jimmy Graham photo 247. Jimmy Graham TE - CHI (at MIN)
Nick Foles Note
Nick Foles photo 248. Nick Foles QB - CHI (at MIN)
Foles will return from his fractured clavicle in Week 11 against the Colts. He has been out since Week 1 so may be a bit rusty but, overall, the Jaguars' offense shouldn't see an appreciable downgrade. Foles is relevant in two-quarterback leagues only.
40 weeks ago
Andy Isabella Note
Andy Isabella photo 249. Andy Isabella WR - ARI (at LAR)
Houston Texans Note
Houston Texans photo 250. Houston Texans DST - HOU (vs . TEN)
Jay Ajayi Note
Jay Ajayi photo 251. Jay Ajayi RB - FA (BYE)
David Blough Note
David Blough photo 252. 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.
34 weeks ago
Justice Hill Note
Justice Hill photo 253. Justice Hill RB - BAL (vs . PIT)
Darren Fells Note
Darren Fells photo 254. Darren Fells TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
Ameer Abdullah Note
Ameer Abdullah photo 255. Ameer Abdullah RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Ty Montgomery Note
Ty Montgomery photo 256. Ty Montgomery RB - NO (at CAR)
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 257. Boston Scott RB - PHI (at NYG)
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 258. Jonnu Smith TE - TEN (at HOU)
New York Jets Note
New York Jets photo 259. 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.
35 weeks ago
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 260. Damien Harris RB - NE (vs . MIA)
Hunter Renfrow Note
Hunter Renfrow photo 261. Hunter Renfrow WR - LV (at DEN)
Chris Boswell Note
Chris Boswell photo 262. Chris Boswell K - PIT (at BAL)
Kendrick Bourne Note
Kendrick Bourne photo 263. Kendrick Bourne WR - SF (at SEA)
Dontrell Hilliard Note
Dontrell Hilliard photo 264. Dontrell Hilliard RB - CLE (at CIN)
Keke Coutee Note
Keke Coutee photo 265. Keke Coutee WR - HOU (vs . TEN)
Coutee was exciting in limited action last year, averaging roughly seven targets and nearly 50 yards per game, with a strong playoff performance thrown in. Deshaun Watson talked up Coutee this offseason, and he certainly looked like a breakout candidate. Unfortunately, Coutee's bugaboo has been injuries, like his chronic hamstring injury last year, and he sustained an ankle injury in the Texans' first preseason game and had to be carted off. The injury is reportedly not serious, though it seems like it could put his availability for the opener in doubt. Bump Coutee down your draft boards just a little, but don't go overboard just yet.
49 weeks ago
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 266. Dawson Knox TE - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Justin Jackson Note
Justin Jackson photo 267. Justin Jackson RB - LAC (at KC)
Jackson has run well in the first three games, but has been overshadowed by Austin Ekeler's dominance, particularly in the passing game. With Melvin Godon returning, Jackson's minimal value should nearly evaporate by Week 6. But for Week 4 against the Dolphins, when Gordon will be out, and Week 5 against the Broncos, when Gordon's role may be minimal, Jackson is someone who fantasy owners can likely play in a pinch.
46 weeks ago
Washington Redskins Note
Washington Redskins photo 268. Washington Redskins DST - WAS (at DAL)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Note
Tampa Bay Buccaneers photo 269. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST - TB (vs . ATL)
Dan Bailey Note
Dan Bailey photo 270. Dan Bailey K - MIN (vs . CHI)
Zane Gonzalez Note
Zane Gonzalez photo 271. Zane Gonzalez K - ARI (at LAR)
Trey Edmunds Note
Trey Edmunds photo 272. Trey Edmunds RB - PIT (at BAL)
Younghoe Koo Note
Younghoe Koo photo 273. Younghoe Koo K - ATL (at TB)
T.J. Yeldon Note
T.J. Yeldon photo 274. T.J. Yeldon RB - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Albert Wilson Note
Albert Wilson photo 275. Albert Wilson WR - MIA (at NE)
Brett Maher Note
Brett Maher photo 276. Brett Maher K - NYJ (at BUF)
Mike Nugent Note
Mike Nugent photo 277. Mike Nugent K - FA (BYE)
Dante Pettis Note
Dante Pettis photo 278. Dante Pettis WR - SF (at SEA)
Pettis is on plenty of breakout lists this year, after he came on strong at the end of his rookie campaign last season. But the early reports this preseason have been somewhat discouraging. Nowhere was that more evident than in the 49ers' first preseason game against the Cowboys, during which the vast majority of the starters sat out but which Pettis started and played 17 snaps. With Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd having good camps, it sounds like Pettis will need to pick things up to even lock down a starting role. Still, this could all be a motivational ploy by Kyle Shanahan, so don't downgrade Pettis too much just yet. But at this point, the situations is worth monitoring.
49 weeks ago
Keelan Cole Note
Keelan Cole photo 279. Keelan Cole WR - JAC (vs . IND)
Wendell Smallwood Note
Wendell Smallwood photo 280. Wendell Smallwood RB - PIT (at BAL)
Rashard Higgins Note
Rashard Higgins photo 281. Rashard Higgins WR - CLE (at CIN)
Marcus Johnson Note
Marcus Johnson photo 282. Marcus Johnson WR - IND (at JAC)
Ryan Finley Note
Ryan Finley photo 283. Ryan Finley QB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Finley will take over for Andy Dalton for the remainder of the season. With A.J. Green on the verge of returning, Finley will at least have some weapons at his disposal. Unfortunately, his porous offensive line will limit any potential upside, making him only a deep-league filler in two-quarterback leagues.
40 weeks ago
New York Giants Note
New York Giants photo 284. New York Giants DST - NYG (vs . PHI)
Willie Snead Note
Willie Snead photo 285. Willie Snead WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
KeeSean Johnson Note
KeeSean Johnson photo 286. KeeSean Johnson WR - ARI (at LAR)
Zay Jones Note
Zay Jones photo 287. Zay Jones WR - LV (at DEN)
Kelvin Harmon Note
Kelvin Harmon photo 288. Kelvin Harmon WR - WAS (at DAL)
Austin Seibert Note
Austin Seibert photo 289. Austin Seibert K - CLE (at CIN)
DaeSean Hamilton Note
DaeSean Hamilton photo 290. DaeSean Hamilton WR - DEN (vs . LV)
Mike Davis Note
Mike Davis photo 291. Mike Davis RB - CAR (vs . NO)
Brandon McManus Note
Brandon McManus photo 292. Brandon McManus K - DEN (vs . LV)
Qadree Ollison Note
Qadree Ollison photo 293. Qadree Ollison RB - ATL (at TB)
Justin Watson Note
Justin Watson photo 294. Justin Watson WR - TB (vs . ATL)
Brandon Allen Note
Brandon Allen photo 295. Brandon Allen QB - CIN (vs . CLE)
Allen will take over as the Broncos' starter for Week 9 against the Browns. He has never shown anything in preseason games to make fantasy owners think he can be a viable option, so he's best ignored in all fantasy leagues.
40 weeks ago
Tyler Eifert Note
Tyler Eifert photo 296. Tyler Eifert TE - JAC (vs . IND)
Eddy Pineiro Note
Eddy Pineiro photo 297. Eddy Pineiro K - CHI (at MIN)
Olamide Zaccheaus Note
Olamide Zaccheaus photo 298. Olamide Zaccheaus WR - ATL (at TB)
Jesse James Note
Jesse James photo 299. Jesse James TE - DET (vs . GB)
Greg Ward Note
Greg Ward photo 300. Greg Ward WR - PHI (at NYG)
David Moore Note
David Moore photo 301. David Moore WR - SEA (vs . SF)
Dwayne Washington Note
Dwayne Washington photo 302. Dwayne Washington RB - NO (at CAR)
Ashton Dulin Note
Ashton Dulin photo 303. Ashton Dulin WR - IND (at JAC)
Detroit Lions Note
Detroit Lions photo 304. Detroit Lions DST - DET (vs . GB)
Atlanta Falcons Note
Atlanta Falcons photo 305. Atlanta Falcons DST - ATL (at TB)
Matt Bryant Note
Matt Bryant photo 306. Matt Bryant K - FA (BYE)
Stephen Hauschka Note
Stephen Hauschka photo 307. Stephen Hauschka K - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Miles Boykin Note
Miles Boykin photo 308. Miles Boykin WR - BAL (vs . PIT)
Aldrick Rosas Note
Aldrick Rosas photo 309. Aldrick Rosas K - FA (BYE)
Marquise Goodwin Note
Marquise Goodwin photo 310. Marquise Goodwin WR - PHI (at NYG)
Las Vegas Raiders Note
Las Vegas Raiders photo 311. Las Vegas Raiders DST - LV (at DEN)
Josh Rosen Note
Josh Rosen photo 312. Josh Rosen QB - MIA (at NE)
Rosen will remain on the bench in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick for the foreseeable future. There is no reason to own him in any format.
42 weeks ago
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 313. Irv Smith Jr. TE - MIN (vs . CHI)
Nick O'Leary Note
Nick O'Leary photo 314. Nick O'Leary TE - FA (BYE)
Damiere Byrd Note
Damiere Byrd photo 315. Damiere Byrd WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Josh Lambo Note
Josh Lambo photo 316. Josh Lambo K - JAC (vs . IND)
Olabisi Johnson Note
Olabisi Johnson photo 317. Olabisi Johnson WR - MIN (vs . CHI)
Benjamin Watson Note
Benjamin Watson photo 318. Benjamin Watson TE - FA (BYE)
Jake Kumerow Note
Jake Kumerow photo 319. Jake Kumerow WR - GB (at DET)
Donte Moncrief Note
Donte Moncrief photo 320. Donte Moncrief WR - FA (BYE)
Cameron Brate Note
Cameron Brate photo 321. Cameron Brate TE - TB (vs . ATL)
Mike Boone Note
Mike Boone photo 322. Mike Boone RB - MIN (vs . CHI)
Daniel Carlson Note
Daniel Carlson photo 323. Daniel Carlson K - LV (at DEN)
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 324. Hayden Hurst TE - ATL (at TB)
Miami Dolphins Note
Miami Dolphins photo 325. Miami Dolphins DST - MIA (at NE)
Devin Smith Note
Devin Smith photo 326. Devin Smith WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Tyrod Taylor Note
Tyrod Taylor photo 327. Tyrod Taylor QB - LAC (at KC)
Nick Boyle Note
Nick Boyle photo 328. Nick Boyle TE - BAL (vs . PIT)
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 329. Logan Thomas TE - WAS (at DAL)
Kaden Smith Note
Kaden Smith photo 330. Kaden Smith TE - NYG (vs . PHI)
Antonio Brown Note
Antonio Brown photo 331. Antonio Brown WR - FA (BYE)
Brown is one of the great route runners in the game, and although he was looking at a sharp decline in his quarterback play and his touchdown numbers hid some of his regression last year, he was surely in line for double-digit targets per game and a likely WR1 season. Of course, with Brown comes drama, and we've already seen plenty of it this preseason. Brown has been dealing with frostbite on his feet, and is now purportedly threatening to retire unless he is permitted to use his old helmet, which is no longer allowed by the NFL. Even assuming Brown plays, which he likely will, he's cost himself time to build chemistry with Derek Carr. It's hard to draft Brown with any confidence at this point and until we see him actually on the field and practicing with Carr, fantasy owners would be wise to avoid him absent a steep drop in price.
49 weeks ago
C.J. Uzomah Note
C.J. Uzomah photo 332. C.J. Uzomah TE - CIN (vs . CLE)
Jaeden Graham Note
Jaeden Graham photo 333. Jaeden Graham TE - ATL (at TB)
Marqise Lee Note
Marqise Lee photo 334. Marqise Lee WR - NE (vs . MIA)
Cody Latimer Note
Cody Latimer photo 335. Cody Latimer WR - WAS (at DAL)
Jeremy Sprinkle Note
Jeremy Sprinkle photo 336. Jeremy Sprinkle TE - WAS (at DAL)
Virgil Green Note
Virgil Green photo 337. Virgil Green TE - LAC (at KC)
Jordan Reed Note
Jordan Reed photo 338. Jordan Reed TE - SF (at SEA)
Reed is one of the most injury-prone players in the game, and he suffered a concussion in Thursday night's preseason game against the Falcons. When healthy, Reed is a TE1, but that so rarely is the case that you can't draft him as such. Draft him as a TE2 with upside, but nothing more.
49 weeks ago
Travis Benjamin Note
Travis Benjamin photo 339. Travis Benjamin WR - SF (at SEA)
Deon Cain Note
Deon Cain photo 340. Deon Cain WR - PIT (at BAL)
Marcus Mariota Note
Marcus Mariota photo 341. Marcus Mariota QB - LV (at DEN)
Mariota was benched in Week 6 against the Broncos, and his future is cloudy. Whether he or Ryan Tannehill starts for the remainder of the season, at this point, there's no reason to roster Mariota any longer.
43 weeks ago
Dustin Hopkins Note
Dustin Hopkins photo 342. Dustin Hopkins K - WAS (at DAL)
Byron Pringle Note
Byron Pringle photo 343. Byron Pringle WR - KC (vs . LAC)
Trevor Davis Note
Trevor Davis photo 344. Trevor Davis WR - CHI (at MIN)
Jaron Brown Note
Jaron Brown photo 345. Jaron Brown WR - FA (BYE)
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.
49 weeks ago
Robert Foster Note
Robert Foster photo 346. Robert Foster WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Case Keenum Note
Case Keenum photo 347. Case Keenum QB - CLE (at CIN)
Other than the game against the Giants when he was pulled early, Keenum has thrown multiple touchdown passes in every game he has started, including against the Bears. He's not pretty, but in a two-quarterback league, you could do worse as a low-end starter.
43 weeks ago
Brian Hoyer Note
Brian Hoyer photo 348. Brian Hoyer QB - NE (vs . MIA)
Hoyer acquitted himself nicely in relief of Jacoby Brissett in Week 9 against the Steelers, throwing for three touchdown passes and nearly rallying the Colts to a win. He may get the start in Week 10 against the Dolphins if the Colts opt to hold Brissett out, and he'd be a fine streamer in two-quarterback leagues in that case. Other than that, however, fantasy owners do not need to consider Hoyer.
40 weeks ago
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 349. Jordan Akins TE - HOU (vs . TEN)
Blake Jarwin Note
Blake Jarwin photo 350. Blake Jarwin TE - DAL (vs . WAS)
Cincinnati Bengals Note
Cincinnati Bengals photo 351. Cincinnati Bengals DST - CIN (vs . CLE)
Teddy Bridgewater Note
Teddy Bridgewater photo 352. Teddy Bridgewater QB - CAR (vs . NO)
Bridgewater will head back to the bench with Drew Brees back and healthy. He performed admirably in Brees' stead, though was hit or miss for fantasy purposes. Owners can drop Bridgewater in all leagues.
40 weeks ago
Matt Moore Note
Matt Moore photo 353. Matt Moore QB - KC (vs . LAC)
Moore has filled in admirably for Patrick Mahomes, but the young quarterback looks ready to return shortly. In a perfect offensive system, Moore has value in two-quarterback leagues so long as he is starting for the Chiefs, but that time is likely at an end.
41 weeks ago
Tavon Austin Note
Tavon Austin photo 354. Tavon Austin WR - FA (BYE)
Arizona Cardinals Note
Arizona Cardinals photo 355. Arizona Cardinals DST - ARI (at LAR)
Ricky Seals-Jones Note
Ricky Seals-Jones photo 356. Ricky Seals-Jones TE - KC (vs . LAC)
Ryan Switzer Note
Ryan Switzer photo 357. Ryan Switzer WR - PIT (at BAL)
Vernon Davis Note
Vernon Davis photo 358. Vernon Davis TE - FA (BYE)
Demetrius Harris Note
Demetrius Harris photo 359. Demetrius Harris TE - CHI (at MIN)
Geoff Swaim Note
Geoff Swaim photo 360. Geoff Swaim TE - FA (BYE)
Javon Wims Note
Javon Wims photo 361. Javon Wims WR - CHI (at MIN)
Jarius Wright Note
Jarius Wright photo 362. Jarius Wright WR - FA (BYE)
Charles Clay Note
Charles Clay photo 363. Charles Clay TE,SS - FA (BYE)
Taywan Taylor Note
Taywan Taylor photo 364. Taywan Taylor WR - CLE (at CIN)
Nick Vannett Note
Nick Vannett photo 365. Nick Vannett TE - DEN (vs . LV)
Cordarrelle Patterson Note
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 366. Cordarrelle Patterson WR - CHI (at MIN)
Jakeem Grant Note
Jakeem Grant photo 367. Jakeem Grant WR - MIA (at NE)
Duke Williams Note
Duke Williams photo 368. Duke Williams WR - BUF (vs . NYJ)
Jace Sternberger Note
Jace Sternberger photo 369. Jace Sternberger TE - GB (at DET)
Foster Moreau Note
Foster Moreau photo 370. Foster Moreau TE - LV (at DEN)
Chase Daniel Note
Chase Daniel photo 371. Chase Daniel QB - DET (vs . GB)
Daniel performed well in relief of Mitchell Trubisky (all things considered) in Week 4, and will get the reins against Oakland in London. It sounds like Trubisky will be back sooner rather than later, so Daniel is just a quick fix in two-QB leagues.
44 weeks ago