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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2019 Rest of Season Rankings
Lamar Jackson Note
Lamar Jackson photo 1. Lamar Jackson 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
Patrick Mahomes Note
Patrick Mahomes photo 2. Patrick Mahomes 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
Russell Wilson Note
Russell Wilson photo 3. Russell Wilson 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
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 4. Deshaun Watson 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
Aaron Rodgers Note
Aaron Rodgers photo 5. Aaron Rodgers 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 6. Jameis Winston 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
Drew Brees Note
Drew Brees photo 7. Drew Brees 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
Kyler Murray Note
Kyler Murray photo 8. Kyler Murray 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
Dak Prescott Note
Dak Prescott photo 9. Dak Prescott 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
Matt Ryan Note
Matt Ryan photo 10. Matt Ryan 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
Josh Allen Note
Josh Allen photo 11. Josh Allen 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
Ryan Tannehill Note
Ryan Tannehill photo 12. Ryan Tannehill 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 13. Kirk Cousins 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
Carson Wentz Note
Carson Wentz photo 14. Carson Wentz 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 15. Tom Brady 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
Jimmy Garoppolo Note
Jimmy Garoppolo photo 16. Jimmy Garoppolo 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
Baker Mayfield Note
Baker Mayfield photo 17. Baker Mayfield 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
Jared Goff Note
Jared Goff photo 18. Jared Goff 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
Philip Rivers Note
Philip Rivers photo 19. Philip Rivers 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
Ryan Fitzpatrick Note
Ryan Fitzpatrick photo 20. Ryan Fitzpatrick 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
Sam Darnold Note
Sam Darnold photo 21. Sam Darnold 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
Mitch Trubisky Note
Mitch Trubisky photo 22. Mitch Trubisky 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
Jacoby Brissett Note
Jacoby Brissett photo 23. Jacoby Brissett 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
Andy Dalton Note
Andy Dalton photo 24. Andy Dalton 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
Derek Carr Note
Derek Carr photo 25. Derek Carr 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
Gardner Minshew II Note
Gardner Minshew II photo 26. Gardner Minshew II 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
Kyle Allen Note
Kyle Allen photo 27. Kyle Allen 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
Drew Lock Note
Drew Lock photo 28. Drew Lock DEN (vs . LV)
Daniel Jones Note
Daniel Jones photo 29. Daniel Jones 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
Devlin Hodges Note
Devlin Hodges photo 30. Devlin Hodges 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
Dwayne Haskins Note
Dwayne Haskins photo 31. Dwayne Haskins 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
Nick Foles Note
Nick Foles photo 32. Nick Foles CHI (at MIN)
Foles has some weapons, but the offensive line is so awful that you can't rely on him as a streamer versus the Colts. You'd be better off turning to Sam Darnold versus Washington if you need a QB.
33 weeks ago
David Blough Note
David Blough photo 33. David Blough 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
Eli Manning Note
Eli Manning photo 34. Eli Manning 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
Ryan Finley Note
Ryan Finley photo 35. Ryan Finley 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.
35 weeks ago
Brandon Allen Note
Brandon Allen photo 36. Brandon Allen FA (BYE)
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.
35 weeks ago
Josh Rosen Note
Josh Rosen photo 37. Josh Rosen 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.
36 weeks ago
Marcus Mariota Note
Marcus Mariota photo 38. Marcus Mariota 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.
37 weeks ago
Case Keenum Note
Case Keenum photo 39. Case Keenum 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.
37 weeks ago
Tyrod Taylor Note
Tyrod Taylor photo 40. Tyrod Taylor LAC (at KC)
Chase Daniel Note
Chase Daniel photo 41. Chase Daniel 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.
39 weeks ago
Teddy Bridgewater Note
Teddy Bridgewater photo 42. Teddy Bridgewater 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.
35 weeks ago
Brian Hoyer Note
Brian Hoyer photo 43. Brian Hoyer 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.
35 weeks ago
Taysom Hill Note
Taysom Hill photo 44. Taysom Hill NO (at CAR)
Matt Moore Note
Matt Moore photo 45. Matt Moore FA (BYE)
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.
35 weeks ago
Robert Griffin Note
Robert Griffin photo 46. Robert Griffin BAL (vs . PIT)
Nick Mullens Note
Nick Mullens photo 47. Nick Mullens SF (at SEA)
Blake Bortles Note
Blake Bortles photo 48. Blake Bortles FA (BYE)
AJ McCarron Note
AJ McCarron photo 49. AJ McCarron HOU (vs . TEN)
Blaine Gabbert Note
Blaine Gabbert photo 50. Blaine Gabbert TB (vs . ATL)
Matt Barkley Note
Matt Barkley photo 51. Matt Barkley BUF (vs . NYJ)
Chad Kelly Note
Chad Kelly photo 52. Chad Kelly IND (at JAC)
Mike Glennon Note
Mike Glennon photo 53. Mike Glennon JAC (vs . IND)
Josh McCown Note
Josh McCown photo 54. Josh McCown FA (BYE)
Will Grier Note
Will Grier photo 55. Will Grier CAR (vs . NO)