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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Rest of Season Rankings

Patrick Mahomes II Note
Patrick Mahomes II photo 1. Patrick Mahomes II KC (vs . LAC)
Mahomes looked like his typical dominant self in the opener against the Texans, throwing three touchdown passes and making plenty of incredible throws from off-balanced positions. If there's a negative to be drawn, it's how much the Chiefs relied on the run and Clyde Edwards-Helaire, which could take away some upside. But don't kid yourself, Mahomes is obviously a top-two option at the position.
35 weeks ago
Kyler Murray Note
Kyler Murray photo 2. Kyler Murray ARI (at LAR)
Murray hasn't been great as a passer thus far, with four touchdowns to five interceptions, but he's more than made up for it with his legs. With 187 yards rushing and four touchdowns already, Murray's floor is exceedingly high, and he should be viewed as no worse than a top-6 option at quarterback.
33 weeks ago
Aaron Rodgers Note
Aaron Rodgers photo 3. Aaron Rodgers GB (at CHI)
Rodgers was preposterously good against the Vikings, throwing four touchdown passes and essentially having his way against a poor secondary. Whether this is truly a change in offensive philosophy or just attacking an opponent's weakness remains to be seen - but there is a boatload for Rodgers this year if the Packers continue to attack through the air. Move him up your board into the top-10 until further notice.
35 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 4. Deshaun Watson HOU (vs . TEN)
If you're looking ahead to the playoffs, you shouldn't rely on top-six production out of Watson. In Weeks 14 and 15 he'll play the Bears and the Colts, two of the worst matchups for quarterbacks. When you add in the loss of Will Fuller, it seems to be too much for Watson.
23 weeks ago
Jalen Hurts Note
Jalen Hurts photo 5. Jalen Hurts PHI (vs . WAS)
Josh Allen Note
Josh Allen photo 6. Josh Allen BUF (vs . MIA)
Allen has been both a fantasy and real-life MVP candidate to start the season, with over 300 yards passing and at least three touchdowns in each game. He's playing extremely well, and Stefon Diggs' presence has obviously given the coaching staff confidence that Allen can succeed in the passing game. He's a top-five play at quarterback going forward.
33 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson Note
Lamar Jackson photo 7. Lamar Jackson BAL (at CIN)
If you're a playoff team, a trade for Jackson would be wise. From Weeks 14 through 16, he'll play against the Browns, Jaguars, and Giants. Jackson is a prime buy-low quarterback.
23 weeks ago
Justin Herbert Note
Justin Herbert photo 8. Justin Herbert LAC (at KC)
Herbert has been named the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season. He's well outside the range of locked-in starters in single-quarterback leagues, but he can be streamed in the right matchup, and certainly buoys Keenan Allen's production. In two-quarterback leagues, he should be considered a low-end starter.
32 weeks ago
Russell Wilson Note
Russell Wilson photo 9. Russell Wilson SEA (at SF)
The remaining two games on his schedule are against Washington and the Rams, which are two of the tougher matchups in football for quarterbacks. Even if he plays well in those games, he's not likely to be a top-five quarterback over the final two weeks.
22 weeks ago
Ryan Tannehill Note
Ryan Tannehill photo 10. Ryan Tannehill TEN (at HOU)
Tom Brady Note
Tom Brady photo 11. Tom Brady TB (vs . ATL)
Brady has had his ups and downs this year, account for three or more touchdowns in three of his games, but just one touchdown in the other two. His receivers have been decimated with injuries so expect better things in the weeks ahead. With no contribution in the running game, Brady's upside is really a low-end QB1 at this point, and he should be valued as such.
32 weeks ago
Matt Ryan Note
Matt Ryan photo 12. Matt Ryan ATL (at TB)
Ryan was having an outstanding season before he suffered an ankle injury. Even with his second-half decline, he led the league in pass completions and was fifth in passing yards. He's now got a better offensive line, another year of development from Calvin Ridley, and Todd Gurley as his running back. Even at his advanced age, if he bounces back at all from his 7.3 YPA and 4.2% touchdown rate last year, then in Dirk Koetter's system he could have a monstrous year.
35 weeks ago
Mitchell Trubisky Note
Mitchell Trubisky photo 13. Mitchell Trubisky BUF (vs . MIA)
Baker Mayfield Note
Baker Mayfield photo 14. Baker Mayfield CLE (vs . PIT)
Mayfield looked much more confident and competent against the Bengals in Week 2, and although it wasn't a huge fantasy day, he showed he can be a serviceable QB2. The Cleveland offense will go through the running game, so don't expect too many "boom" weeks. But there probably won't be too many total duds like in Week 1.
35 weeks ago
Tua Tagovailoa Note
Tua Tagovailoa photo 15. Tua Tagovailoa MIA (at BUF)
Tagovailoa has been named the starter for the Dolphins beginning in Week 8, after Miami's bye. Ryan Fitzpatrick had been playing well, but the Dolphins wisely realize that their long-term future is better served with Tagovailoa under center. He offers tremendous upside with his rushing ability and accuracy and should be added in all formats, but value him as a QB2 to start, though obviously hope for more.
30 weeks ago
Jared Goff Note
Jared Goff photo 16. Jared Goff DET (vs . MIN)
Drew Brees Note
Drew Brees photo 17. Drew Brees NO (at CAR)
Brees has multiple fractured ribs and a collapsed lung and will miss some time, though the exact length of his absence is unclear. In single-quarterback leagues, you can likely move on from the veteran, as the Saints will likely be careful with him since they've shown they can win despite playing a backup.
26 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins Note
Kirk Cousins photo 18. Kirk Cousins MIN (at DET)
Cousins had a truly abysmal effort in Week 2 against the Colts, barely clearing 100 yards passing and throwing three interceptions. The Vikings defense looks dreadful at the moment which, theoretically, should mean more pass attempts and fantasy production from Cousins. But, unfortunately, that hasn't really manifested itself yet and with few weapons in the passing game, Cousins should be moved down rest-of-season rankings rapidly.
34 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford Note
Matthew Stafford photo 19. Matthew Stafford LAR (vs . ARI)
Ben Roethlisberger Note
Ben Roethlisberger photo 20. Ben Roethlisberger PIT (at CLE)
Other than the first half of the Steelers' first game against the Giants, Roethlisberger has looked close to his old self this season. With seven touchdown passes through three games and an average of more than 250 passing yards per game, Roethlisberger has established himself as a borderline QB1 option, and one you can easily stream in the right matchup.
33 weeks ago
Cam Newton Note
Cam Newton photo 21. Cam Newton NE (vs . NYJ)
Newton has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has been placed on the reserve/injured list. The primary concerns are with his overall health, of course, but from a fantasy perspective, it seems likely that Newton will miss at least Week 5, too, considering that NFL's stringent protocols. If you are rostering Newton, prepare to use another option for at least the short term.
32 weeks ago
Teddy Bridgewater Note
Teddy Bridgewater photo 22. Teddy Bridgewater DEN (vs . LV)
Bridgewater suffered a sprained MCL in his knee and may miss some time. Although he's fallen outside the QB1 tier, he's been a streaming option most weeks as he has made the most of his three receivers. Keep him rostered in two-quarterback leagues, but because he'll likely miss a game or be limited as a runner, he's not worth holding onto in single-quarterback leagues.
26 weeks ago
Philip Rivers Note
Philip Rivers photo 23. Philip Rivers IND (vs . JAC)
Derek Carr Note
Derek Carr photo 24. Derek Carr LV (at DEN)
Drew Lock Note
Drew Lock photo 25. Drew Lock DEN (vs . LV)
Lock is dealing with a rib injury and may miss Week 11's game against the Dolphins. Even when healthy, he's nothing more than a low-end QB2. There's no reason to roster him at this point other than in deeper two-quarterback leagues.
26 weeks ago
Andy Dalton Note
Andy Dalton photo 26. Andy Dalton CHI (vs . GB)
Dalton played poorly when he got his chance, missed a game with a concussion, and is now on the COVID-19 reserve list and will miss Week 9. There's little chance of Dalton providing value in redraft formats, and fantasy managers should move on.
27 weeks ago
Daniel Jones Note
Daniel Jones photo 27. Daniel Jones NYG (vs . DAL)
Carson Wentz Note
Carson Wentz photo 28. Carson Wentz IND (vs . JAC)
Gardner Minshew II Note
Gardner Minshew II photo 29. Gardner Minshew II JAC (at IND)
Marcus Mariota Note
Marcus Mariota photo 30. Marcus Mariota LV (at DEN)
Taysom Hill Note
Taysom Hill photo 31. Taysom Hill NO (at CAR)
Hill took over as the starter for the injured Drew Brees in Week 11 and performed extremely well, rushing for two touchdowns. The ceiling may not be there for Hill given that the pass attempts likely won't approach 30 most games, but he'll offer a high floor with his rushing ability. Brees is expected to be out until roughly Week 15, so Hill should be a borderline startable option for fantasy managers until then.
25 weeks ago
Sam Darnold Note
Sam Darnold photo 32. Sam Darnold CAR (vs . NO)
Darnold suffered a right shoulder sprain in Week 4 against the Broncos and could miss some time. He's not a play as anything other than a bye-week filler in two-quarterback leagues even when healthy, so fantasy managers can feel free to move on.
33 weeks ago
Dwayne Haskins Note
Dwayne Haskins photo 33. Dwayne Haskins PIT (at CLE)
C.J. Beathard Note
C.J. Beathard photo 34. C.J. Beathard JAC (at IND)
Nick Foles Note
Nick Foles photo 35. Nick Foles CHI (vs . GB)
Foles has been named the starting quarterback for the Bears going forward. His numbers suggested he played well against the Falcons, but he made some questionable decisions, and the Bears won't be in comeback mode often. He's outside of even the two-QB range, and is nothing more than a bye-week filler, even in deeper formats.
33 weeks ago
Ryan Finley Note
Ryan Finley photo 36. Ryan Finley HOU (vs . TEN)
Ryan Fitzpatrick Note
Ryan Fitzpatrick photo 37. Ryan Fitzpatrick WAS (at PHI)
Jacoby Brissett Note
Jacoby Brissett photo 38. Jacoby Brissett MIA (at BUF)
Alex Smith Note
Alex Smith photo 39. Alex Smith FA (BYE)
Tyrod Taylor Note
Tyrod Taylor photo 40. Tyrod Taylor HOU (vs . TEN)
Jake Luton Note
Jake Luton photo 41. Jake Luton JAC (at IND)
Ben DiNucci Note
Ben DiNucci photo 42. Ben DiNucci DAL (at NYG)
Jameis Winston Note
Jameis Winston photo 43. Jameis Winston NO (at CAR)
Brandon Allen Note
Brandon Allen photo 44. Brandon Allen CIN (vs . BAL)
Mike Glennon Note
Mike Glennon photo 45. Mike Glennon NYG (vs . DAL)
Joe Flacco Note
Joe Flacco photo 46. Joe Flacco PHI (vs . WAS)
Jarrett Stidham Note
Jarrett Stidham photo 47. Jarrett Stidham NE (vs . NYJ)
Jeff Driskel Note
Jeff Driskel photo 48. Jeff Driskel DEN (vs . LV)
Driskel performed well in relief of Drew Lock in Week 2, and will get his chance to start for at least the foreseeable future with Lock's shoulder injury set to keep him out of action for a bit. Driskel isn't special and he's down his top wideout in Courtland Sutton, but in a two-quarterback or superflex league, anyone under center is valuable. Just temper your expectations.
34 weeks ago