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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Rest of Season Rankings

Jonathan Taylor Note
Jonathan Taylor photo 1. Jonathan Taylor IND (at JAC)
You don't need me to tell you that Taylor is a superstar these days, but it's worth pointing out that his 24.2% target share in Week 10 was a season-high. Indianapolis has fully bought into featuring JT as much as possible, and it's quite possible that he'll be the consensus 1.01 in 2022 fantasy drafts next season.
3 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 2. Austin Ekeler LAC (at LV)
Through six games Ekeler is handling 54% of the Chargers' rushing attempts while earning 13% of the targets on a superb 18% TPRR rate. Additionally, he handles 100% of the two-minute offense while being the primary RB on SDD snaps, LDD snaps, and inside the five. He has the utilization profile of a top-five RB in PPR.
7 weeks ago
Leonard Fournette Note
Leonard Fournette photo 3. Leonard Fournette TB (vs . CAR)
Fournette didn't replicate his four-TD game from Week 12, but he still caught at least six passes for the fourth straight game in Week 13. "Playoff Lenny" has been a revelation as of late, and it has led to him becoming a legitimate RB1 in fantasy football. Fournette's passing game role combined with receiving all the early-down touches in one of the best offenses in football makes him matchup proof throughout the fantasy playoffs.
2 days ago
Nick Chubb Note
Nick Chubb photo 4. Nick Chubb CLE (vs . CIN)
Chubb missed Sunday's Week 6 game against the Cardinals due to a calf injury, but Kareem Hunt (who entered the game with multiple other ailments) exited with a calf injury of his own. As of Sunday night, it's unclear what to expect for Cleveland's backfield availability in Week 7. However, Hunt's injury appeared to be serious. Chubb could receive career-best usage for however long he's sidelined for. As of now he appears to be the healthier RB.
7 weeks ago
Najee Harris Note
Najee Harris photo 5. Najee Harris PIT (at BAL)
Harris saw a whopping 19 targets in Week 3 against the Bengals, which is more than Nick Chubb saw in all of 2020. The 19 targets were the second highest total for a running back since the stat started being recorded in 1992 (Alvin Kamara had a 20 target game in 2018, because of course he did). Anyways, entering Week 4, Harris has played on 190 offensive snaps while Benny Snell has been on the field for just seven. Volume is the rookie's calling card. Continue to fire him up as an RB1 despite Pittsburgh's offensive struggles.
10 weeks ago
Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 6. Joe Mixon CIN (at CLE)
It might be tempting to sell high after Mixon has "burned" fantasy managers so many times before, but we would all be best served to resist that urge. From Weeks 1-5 Mixon received a double-digit target share just once. Over his past four games, however, he has hit that number three times. He's a legitimate RB1. Don't overthink it.
4 weeks ago
Antonio Gibson Note
Antonio Gibson photo 7. Antonio Gibson WAS (at NYG)
Gibby put up his first top-12 week of the fantasy season against the Bucs, which makes this a strong time to sell. He was still on the injury report entering this game, despite Washington coming off a bye. Furthermore, the Football Team just hasn't seen many positive game scripts like they did against the Bucs, and it's unlikely they see more of them moving forward. Gibson never took on the three-down role we were all hoping he would back in the summer. Use Week 10's performance as another change to sell high.
3 weeks ago
Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 8. Alvin Kamara NO (at ATL)
This recommendation needs to be layered with nuance. By no means is Kamara a screaming "sell" candidate. Do not trade him just to trade him. However, if you can flip him for another RB1 plus something more, then it might make sense to do. His percentage of the RB carries on the Saints has fallen from 83.5% pre-Ingram to 65.1% post-Ingram. Additionally, his target share has fallen from 22.3% to 14%. Kamara is still a great player, of course, but the Ingram move has reduced his margin for error.
4 weeks ago
Cordarrelle Patterson Note
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 9. Cordarrelle Patterson ATL (vs . NO)
If you just look at Patterson's Week 10 playing time without context then you might come away a bit concerned. He had his lowest RB rushing share of the season in addition to his second-lowest target share of the year. This was due to game script, however, as Week 10 got away from the Falcons in a hurry. Continue to value C-Patt as a low-end RB2 moving forward.
3 weeks ago
Javonte Williams Note
Javonte Williams photo 10. Javonte Williams DEN (vs . KC)
This is an obvious recommendation, but how can we not list the rookie as a "buy" after that Sunday Night Football performance against the Chiefs? Williams was the only positive to come out of Denver's night on offense. He racked up a whopping 29 touches for 178 yards in his first career game without Melvin Gordon. The veteran will mix in for touches once he's back from injury, but there's certainly a chance that Williams earned a larger portion of the pie. This isn't a time to sell high. Williams could be a legitimate league winner down the stretch.
2 days ago
James Conner Note
James Conner photo 11. James Conner ARI (vs . SEA)
Conner didn't erupt in Week 10 against the Panthers, likely because the Arizona offense played so poorly without Kyler Murray. This gives us a bit of a "post hype" buying opportunity. Conner's usage remained consistent with his monstrous Week 9 (68% RB rush share to 63%, 19% target share to 14%). He's still a high-end RB2, if not a RB1, until Chase Edmonds (ankle) returns.
3 weeks ago
Elijah Mitchell Note
Elijah Mitchell photo 12. Elijah Mitchell SF (at LAR)
This is your weekly reminder that Mitchell's rest-of-season schedule in Weeks 14-17 includes the Bengals, Falcons, Titans, and Texans. He has now handled 25+ touches in three straight games and is locked-in as San Francisco's lead RB. Mitchell is poised to win leagues down the stretch.
2 days ago
David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 13. David Montgomery CHI (at MIN)
Montgomery (knee) will be sidelined 4-5 weeks entering Week 5. If fantasy managers have short benches then it isn't the worst idea to move on in redraft leagues. Of course, those who play with deeper benches should keep him stashed. Damien Williams is the RB to roster in Chicago right now. Khalil Herbert could see an expanded role as well.
9 weeks ago
Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 14. Ezekiel Elliott DAL (at PHI)
It was reported over the weekend that the Cowboys are considering giving Elliott "time off to heal" his nagging knee injury. Dallas plays on Thursday night in Week 13 and it sounds as if the team might want to rest him for that. IR isn't currently being considered, but Zeke's fantasy managers should be nervous at the thought of Tony Pollard operating as a bell-cow RB with him sidelined even for just one game. Regardless of how many games Zeke misses, we should expect Pollard to play more down the stretch.
1 week ago
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 15. Alexander Mattison MIN (vs . CHI)
In the three games that Dalvin Cook has missed this year, Mattison has touch counts of 32, 32, and 25. In Week 13 against the Lions he ran 22 times for 90 yards and a score while adding 34 yards on three receptions through the air. Minnesota plays on Thursday night in Week 14, which means it's unlikely that Cook returns against Pittsburgh. Mattison should therefore once again be treated as a borderline RB1. This isn't a spot to sell high. We also can't be certain that Cook will even return after that.
3 days ago
Darrell Henderson Jr. Note
Darrell Henderson Jr. photo 16. Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR (vs . SF)
This was supposed to be Henderson's smash week. Unfortunately, the lowly Lions wound up playing inspired football and kept things close enough to the point where the Rams weren't in clock-killing mode for the entire second half (as many of us anticipated). Week 7 was Henderson's first performance where he failed to finish as a top-20 PPR back. Better days are ahead and the utilization remains elite.
6 weeks ago
James Robinson Note
James Robinson photo 17. James Robinson JAC (vs . IND)
Make this two straight seasons in which J-Rob has proved skeptics wrong. It took an injury to Carlos Hyde for Urban Meyer to come around. but Robinson exited the Jaguars' Week 6 game against the Dolphins with a very strong utilization profile. The only aspect of the backfield that he didn't dominate was the long-down-and-distance work. Add it all up and he's a low-end RB1 when Jacksonville comes out of their Week 7 bye.
7 weeks ago
Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 18. Josh Jacobs LV (vs . LAC)
Kenyan Drake reportedly broke his ankle in Week 13 and is done for the season. In his absence, and with Jalen Richard on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jacobs caught a career-high nine passes on Sunday. We'll have to monitor how the Raiders use him down the stretch, but he now has a clearer path to RB1 upside if the pass-catching role sticks.
2 days ago
Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 19. Aaron Jones GB (at DET)
Through three games it appears as if Jones is soaking up the targets that were vacated by Jamaal Williams this offseason. This is very good for both his fantasy floor and ceiling, and it locks him in as a no-brainer, top-five option ROS.
10 weeks ago
Saquon Barkley Note
Saquon Barkley photo 20. Saquon Barkley NYG (vs . WAS)
Barkley (ankle) is once again sidelined for Sunday's Week 7 matchup against the Panthers. Devontae Booker will be in line for another spot start. However, upon returning, Barkley should once again be viewed as a locked-in RB1. His playing time had reverted to pre-ACL Barkley before his latest ankle issue.
7 weeks ago
AJ Dillon Note
AJ Dillon photo 21. AJ Dillon GB (at DET)
Barring another injury to Aaron Jones, fantasy managers have already gotten the highest usage games we'll see from Dillon this season. The Packers have a Week 13 bye and then their fantasy playoff schedule isn't that great. Jones was active this past Sunday, but he clearly wasn't 100%. Dillon was impressive with the chances he got, and it's time to cash out and sell high. Perhaps the Jones manager in your league wants the insurance down the stretch.
1 week ago
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Note
Clyde Edwards-Helaire photo 22. Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC (at DEN)
Kansas City's offense finally got back on track in Week 10, which is a great sign for CEH's fantasy value upon returning.
3 weeks ago
Kareem Hunt Note
Kareem Hunt photo 23. Kareem Hunt CLE (vs . CIN)
Hunt is running a bit hot when it comes to touchdown "luck" entering Week 6. Fantasy managers should expect the rushing scores to regress. Ultimately, though, Hunt's Combination of passing-down work, change of pace role, and functioning as the "closer" ensures that he'll receive touches no matter the game script.
8 weeks ago
D'Andre Swift Note
D'Andre Swift photo 24. D'Andre Swift DET (vs . GB)
Jamaal Williams (thigh) returned in Week 11 but Swift remained Detroit's lead runner, out-carrying Williams 14-7. He also out-targeted Williams 4-0. The Lions' offense struggled mightily with Tim Boyle under center on Sunday, and it quickly became clear that Swift was their only offensive weapon. The sophomore RB totaled 136 rushing yards on just 14 carries, highlighted by a 57-yard TD scamper. Swift is trending towards being a locked-in first rounder in 2022 fantasy drafts.
2 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 25. Dalvin Cook MIN (vs . CHI)
Cook wasn't limited at all in his return to the offense in Week 6. The fantasy superstar was on the field for 74% of the snaps and handled 89% of the RB attempts. Additionally, he handled 100% of the SDD snaps, LDD snaps, and two-minute offense. Minnesota has a Week 7 bye, but Cook has a claim to be the top player in fantasy football with Christian McCaffrey currently on IR.
7 weeks ago
Devonta Freeman Note
Devonta Freeman photo 26. Devonta Freeman BAL (vs . PIT)
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 27. Miles Sanders PHI (vs . DAL)
The 24-year-old rushed 16 times for 94 yards against the Saints on Sunday as the Eagles once again rode a strong rushing attack to victory. It was a nice performance in his first game since returning from IR. Sanders was splitting carries with Jordan Howard before the latter exited the game with a knee injury. Sanders served as Philadelphia's lead runner from that point on. His workload would increase if Howard can't play in Week 12.
2 weeks ago
Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 28. Tony Pollard DAL (at PHI)
Ezekiel Elliott once again looked slow during Thursday's Week 13 game against the Saints. Per PFF, he ranks near the bottom of the league in advanced metrics like elusive rating and breakaway rate. Pollard, meanwhile, has been far more explosive this season. The Cowboys aren't going to turn away from giving Zeke meaningful touches for as long as he's healthy enough to play in games, but betting on Pollard is as much of a bet against Elliott's health if anything.
3 days ago
Myles Gaskin Note
Myles Gaskin photo 29. Myles Gaskin MIA (vs . NE)
We thought Gaskin could see increased usage with Malcolm Brown not playing, but that wasn't the case. Instead, Miami's coaching staff gave Patrick Laird 33% of long-down-and-distance snaps as well as 45% of the two-minute offense. Salvon Ahmed also remained involved. Gaskin is impossible to trust moving forward.
5 weeks ago
Melvin Gordon III Note
Melvin Gordon III photo 30. Melvin Gordon III DEN (vs . KC)
Gordon continues to see a slightly bigger workload than Javonte Williams, but for the most part this is a true 50-50 timeshare. Both RBs would benefit tremendously from an injury to the other one as they each play in all game situations.
10 weeks ago
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 31. Damien Harris NE (at MIA)
The 24-year-old returned from a concussion on Thursday night to rush 10 times for 56 yards, adding one reception for a gain of nine through the air. Harris looked good running the ball, but film watchers could make a case that rookie Rhamondre Stevenson looked even better. The first-year RB handled two more carries than Harris as the duo basically rotated series for most of the night. Stevenson isn't fully taking over this backfield, but we can reasonably expect that he'll remain involved down the stretch. Harris no longer has a vice grip on early-down carries with the Patriots.
2 weeks ago
Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 32. Sony Michel LAR (vs . SF)
It finally happened for Michel, who I've been recommending as a must-have handcuff for months now. The former Patriot has now handled 23+ touches in both games that Darrell Henderson has missed this year. Henderson's current thigh injury isn't considered long-term, but Michel should be rostered throughout the fantasy playoffs just in case something else happens to the former down the stretch.
2 days ago
Rhamondre Stevenson Note
Rhamondre Stevenson photo 33. Rhamondre Stevenson NE (at MIA)
New England's fourth-round rookie wound up receiving two more carries than Damien Harris on Thursday night. Both RBs were productive, but this makes two straight games where Stevenson has flashed production unrelated to the Patriots' offensive line. Harris' return from a Week 10 concussion meant that the two backs split carries against Atlanta. That's a noticeable change from the early part of the season. Stevenson's standalone value is limited to being a FLEX-worthy play in good matchups, but there's league-winning upside if something happens to Harris. Hold him tight.
2 weeks ago
Chuba Hubbard Note
Chuba Hubbard photo 34. Chuba Hubbard CAR (at TB)
As of this writing it sounds as if Christian McCaffrey (ankle) might not miss any time with the team having a Week 13 bye. However, CMC's injury history
1 week ago
Michael Carter Note
Michael Carter photo 35. Michael Carter NYJ (at BUF)
It was another week of increased usage for the rookie running back. Carter received a whopping 14 targets on Sunday against the Bengals, catching nine passes for 95 yards. Carter also ran 15 times for 77 yards and a rushing touchdown. It was a monstrous performance that was helped by Mike White checking down to the rookie early and often. We know Carter is talented. He entered the weekend ranking 10th in PFF's elusive rating. An increased role elevates him inside the top-24 among RBs rest-of-season.
5 weeks ago
Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 36. Jamaal Williams DET (vs . GB)
Williams was given a spot start in Week 13 against the Vikings and played admirably, rushing 17 times for 71 yards and catching one pass for a gain of nine. However, the full bell-cow usage wasn't there. Williams ran just nine routes as Godwin Igwebuike was utilized as the team's primary pass-catching RB. The upside here is limited but touches are touches. Williams draws the Broncos on the road in Week 14.
2 days ago
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 37. Mark Ingram II NO (at ATL)
Ingram received 87.5% of the Saints' RB share in Week 10 against the Titans. He also earned a 21.2% target share, operating as a legitimate bell-cow with Alvin Kamara (knee) sidelined. It's unclear if Kamara will return in Week 11, but Ingram should now be viewed as one of the top handcuff options in fantasy football. Furthermore, there will likely be weeks where he has standalone FLEX value in deeper formats.
3 weeks ago
Chase Edmonds Note
Chase Edmonds photo 38. Chase Edmonds ARI (vs . SEA)
Edmonds is down to seeing just 29% of the Cardinal's rushing attempts through six weeks. Part of that is the fact that Arizona keeps playing with leads. The other part of it is that Edmonds has been battling a shoulder injury as of late. He's seeing a positive target share, but he profiles as a better fantasy play in games we expect Arizona to be losing (or at least competitive). Week 7 against the Texans isn't one of those games.
7 weeks ago
Dontrell Hilliard Note
Dontrell Hilliard photo 39. Dontrell Hilliard TEN (at HOU)
D'Onta Foreman Note
D'Onta Foreman photo 40. D'Onta Foreman TEN (at HOU)
Among Tennessee's three-head rushing attack that includes Adrian Peterson and Jeremy McNichols, Foreman received the smallest RB rush share in Week 9. However, in Week 10, he received the largest. This is still a RBBC right now, which isn't ideal for fantasy purposes, but Foreman makes for a worthwhile bench stash until we see more from this backfield.
3 weeks ago
Darrel Williams Note
Darrel Williams photo 41. Darrel Williams KC (at DEN)
This late in the fantasy football season it is time to start handcuffing. Williams is one of the more high-end handcuffs who could still be available on waiver wires. He also has a role in the current Chiefs' offense. Williams was the primary RB to play on third downs in Week 13, hauling in 3-of-3 targets for 60 yards. He could be a desperation start in deeper PPR formats. His primary value, though, is as an insurance policy for Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
2 days ago
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 42. Boston Scott PHI (vs . DAL)
Scott might've upset fantasy managers on Sunday as he was active but not playing. For context, he didn't practice all week due to a non-COVID illness and was only going to be used in an emergency situation. Well, Miles Sanders piled up 27 touches before departing with an ankle injury. As of this writing it's unclear if he'll be ready for Week 15 against Washington. If he isn't, then Scott will be worth adding. Note that the Eagles have a bye next weekend.
2 days ago
Alex Collins Note
Alex Collins photo 43. Alex Collins SEA (at ARI)
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 44. Devin Singletary BUF (vs . NYJ)
With Josh Allen running as much as he does (and scoring TD's at the goal line) and Zack Moss on the roster, Devin Singletary is basically a change of pace back, capable of big plays, but unassured of consistent touches. That combination make him difficult to invest in for 2021. As bench depth, he could be used in bye weeks, and you may get lucky. However, he's not a reliable fantasy RB.
13 weeks ago
J.D. McKissic Note
J.D. McKissic photo 45. J.D. McKissic WAS (at NYG)
in 2020, J.D. McKissic had 80 receptions and nearly 1,000 AP yards. The trouble is twofold in 2021. First, Ryan Fitzpatrick is far less of a check down QB, and that could limit his targets. This is especially true with Washington improving the WR corps this off-season. Secondly, Antonio Gibson really caught fire towards the end of the season. That all being said, McKissic remains one of the better "depth" running backs you can roster in fantasy and has PPR play appeal in certain matchups in season. He's worthy
of a late target.
13 weeks ago
Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 46. Tevin Coleman NYJ (at BUF)
Really, the entire Jets rushing attack could be considered sell candidates after a grim performance against Carolina. However, Michael Carter's a talented rookie whose role could grow as the season moves along, while Ty Johnson seems like the preferred combination of playing time and juice. Coleman, meanwhile, compiled 24 uninspiring yards on nine carries against the Panthers. It's okay to move on.
12 weeks ago
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 47. Latavius Murray BAL (vs . PIT)
Murray was given over 78% of Baltimore's rushing attempts in Week 4 against Denver, which is the highest mark any Ravens RB has seen this season. Ty'Son Williams was a healthy scratch on Sunday, which makes Murray a worthwhile bench stash moving forward. Murray isn't a full "buy" until we see this usage sustain, however.
9 weeks ago
Mike Davis Note
Mike Davis photo 48. Mike Davis ATL (vs . NO)
The 28-year-old was the poster boy for the "Running Back Dead Zone" this year. Entering Week 12, he no longer needs to be rostered. Cordarrelle Patterson wasn't even active in Week 11, but Davis rushed for just one (1) yards. He added 20 yards through the air, but the usage was quite alarming given the circumstances.
2 weeks ago
Ameer Abdullah Note
Ameer Abdullah photo 49. Ameer Abdullah CAR (at TB)
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 50. Matt Breida BUF (vs . NYJ)
Devontae Booker Note
Devontae Booker photo 51. Devontae Booker NYG (vs . WAS)
Booker got it done for fantasy purposes in Week 7, totaling 66 yards and a touchdown in another spot start for Saquon Barkley. Note, though, that his running back share dropped from 84.2% in Week 5 to 80.0% in Week 6 to 60.9% in Week 7. Barkley is also coming back soon, which renders Booker as nothing more than a low-upside handcuff.
6 weeks ago
Samaje Perine Note
Samaje Perine photo 52. Samaje Perine CIN (at CLE)
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 53. Rex Burkhead HOU (vs . TEN)
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 54. Ty Johnson NYJ (at BUF)
Johnson is handling the Jets' LDD snaps and two-minute work entering Week 5. It isn't enough to make him fantasy relevant. Instead, he's more of a thorn in the side of rookie Michael Carter.
9 weeks ago
Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 55. Jordan Howard PHI (vs . DAL)
Howard is a priority waiver wire add entering Week 10 after he seemingly operated as the Eagles' primary ball-carrier in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Over his past two games Howard has rushed 29 times for 128 yards and three touchdowns. He saw seven more carries than Boston Scott in Week 9. There's a chance that he'll retain a role even when Miles Sanders returns. Consider Howard a low-end RB2 for Week 10 against the Broncos.
4 weeks ago
Ronald Jones II Note
Ronald Jones II photo 56. Ronald Jones II TB (vs . CAR)
Nyheim Hines Note
Nyheim Hines photo 57. Nyheim Hines IND (at JAC)
David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 58. David Johnson HOU (vs . TEN)
Johnson seemingly had a chance at more work following the Mark Ingram trade, but he just isn't capable of producing in a meaningful way anymore. He can be left on waivers despite the potential for more opportunity down the stretch.
5 weeks ago
Kenneth Gainwell Note
Kenneth Gainwell photo 59. Kenneth Gainwell PHI (vs . DAL)
Philadelphia running backs scored four touchdowns in Week 8 against Detroit, but somehow Gainwell accounted for zero of them. The rookie RB was given just one touch in the game's first three quarters. He then led the backfield with 12 touches in an uncompetitive fourth quarter. This was extremely odd, but perhaps Gainwell is just viewed as the pass catching back and this game featured zero negative game script. At the very least it's worth holding onto Gainwell for at least one more week. The Eagles are unlikely to be leading too often rest-of-season.
5 weeks ago
Rashaad Penny Note
Rashaad Penny photo 60. Rashaad Penny SEA (at ARI)
Jeff Wilson Jr. Note
Jeff Wilson Jr. photo 61. Jeff Wilson Jr. SF (at LAR)
Jeff Wilson Jr. went from my favorite sleeper RB of the season to hard pass starting the year on the PUP list with a knee injury. Wilson had some great moments last season when asked to carry the load. However, with so many running backs on this roster, Wilson could be buried. He's someone to monitor on the waiver wire, but not worth draft capital outside of deep leagues.
13 weeks ago
Zack Moss Note
Zack Moss photo 62. Zack Moss BUF (vs . NYJ)
Moss saw just three carries on Sunday as the Bills once again struggled to open up their rushing attack. Matt Breida surprisingly remains involved as well, which means Buffalo's backfield has transformed into a three-way RBBC. Moss can be left on waivers in shallower leagues.
2 weeks ago
Khalil Herbert Note
Khalil Herbert photo 63. Khalil Herbert CHI (at MIN)
In Week 7 against the Bucs, Herbert became just the third running back to rush for 100 yards against Tampa Bay since the end of the 2018 season. It was a spirited performance that likely earned him more playing time once David Montgomery returns. Herbert once appeared to have a short-lived fantasy shelf-life, but don't go dropping him just yet.
6 weeks ago
D'Ernest Johnson Note
D'Ernest Johnson photo 64. D'Ernest Johnson CLE (vs . CIN)
Carlos Hyde Note
Carlos Hyde photo 65. Carlos Hyde JAC (vs . IND)
This is just an early waiver wire recommendation since James Robinson came away from Sunday's Week 8 game with a bruised heel. It's unclear how long he'll be out for, if at all, but Hyde would carry FLEX appeal if Robinson can't play in Week 9 against the Bills.
5 weeks ago
Jeremy McNichols Note
Jeremy McNichols photo 66. Jeremy McNichols TEN (at HOU)
Adrian Peterson Note
Adrian Peterson photo 67. Adrian Peterson SEA (at ARI)
Wayne Gallman Jr. Note
Wayne Gallman Jr. photo 68. Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL (vs . NO)
Brandon Bolden Note
Brandon Bolden photo 69. Brandon Bolden NE (at MIA)
The long-time special teams player officially owns the "James White role" entering Week 6. Bolden is handling all of the long-down-and-distance snaps in addition to the two-minute work, which means he's worth rostering in deeper PPR leagues. Just note the upside here is extremely limited.
8 weeks ago
DeeJay Dallas Note
DeeJay Dallas photo 70. DeeJay Dallas SEA (at ARI)
Jaret Patterson Note
Jaret Patterson photo 71. Jaret Patterson WAS (at NYG)
Patterson is another RB who is worth monitoring on waivers this week. He received three more carries (11 to 8) than Antonio Gibson as the latter continues to battle a shin injury. Washington is on a bye in Week 9, so perhaps they were just resting Gibby, but Patterson profiles as an intriguing bench stash if anything were to happen to Gibson later this season.
5 weeks ago
Godwin Igwebuike Note
Godwin Igwebuike photo 72. Godwin Igwebuike DET (vs . GB)
Trey Sermon Note
Trey Sermon photo 73. Trey Sermon SF (at LAR)
There was some belief entering Week 5 that Sermon's patience/vision/power would pair better with Trey Lance's abilities than Elijah Mitchell's speed would. However, Kyle Shanahan doesn't seem to think so. Mitchell handled 81.8% of the team's RB rushing share on Sunday. He was clearly the lead guy and Sermon is shaping up as a RB4/handcuff option moving forward.
8 weeks ago
Austin Walter Note
Austin Walter photo 74. Austin Walter NYJ (at BUF)
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 75. Phillip Lindsay MIA (vs . NE)
Larry Rountree III Note
Larry Rountree III photo 76. Larry Rountree III LAC (at LV)
One game after looking like Austin Ekeler's primary backup, Rountree received just two touches in Week 2. He would likely be part fo a committee if anything happened to Ekeler, but for now Rountree can left on waivers.
11 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard Note
Giovani Bernard photo 77. Giovani Bernard TB (vs . CAR)
Bernard had a very useful fantasy performance in a Week 3 loss to the Rams, catching nine passes for 51 yards and a touchdown. However, his role remains unchanged. Bernard is Tampa Bay's third-down and two-minute back. Unfortunately, we don't anticipate the Bucs trailing much this season. This will make Bernard's week-to-week production a difficult guessing game.
10 weeks ago
Damien Williams Note
Damien Williams photo 78. Damien Williams CHI (at MIN)
JaMycal Hasty Note
JaMycal Hasty photo 79. JaMycal Hasty SF (at LAR)
Marlon Mack Note
Marlon Mack photo 80. Marlon Mack IND (at JAC)
Peyton Barber Note
Peyton Barber photo 81. Peyton Barber LV (vs . LAC)
Barber has the fourth most rushing attempts in the league over the past two weeks. Josh Jacobs hasn't played in either contest, of course, but it's still an astonishing fact. The veteran plodder will flirt with usability for as long as Jacobs remains sidelined.
10 weeks ago
Malcolm Brown Note
Malcolm Brown photo 82. Malcolm Brown MIA (vs . NE)
Salvon Ahmed Note
Salvon Ahmed photo 83. Salvon Ahmed MIA (vs . NE)
Travis Homer Note
Travis Homer photo 84. Travis Homer SEA (at ARI)
Chris Evans Note
Chris Evans photo 85. Chris Evans CIN (at CLE)
Kyle Juszczyk Note
Kyle Juszczyk photo 86. Kyle Juszczyk SF (at LAR)
Tony Jones Jr. Note
Tony Jones Jr. photo 87. Tony Jones Jr. NO (at ATL)
Duke Johnson Jr. Note
Duke Johnson Jr. photo 88. Duke Johnson Jr. MIA (vs . NE)
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 89. Joshua Kelley LAC (at LV)
Jermar Jefferson Note
Jermar Jefferson photo 90. Jermar Jefferson DET (vs . GB)
Qadree Ollison Note
Qadree Ollison photo 91. Qadree Ollison ATL (vs . NO)
Eno Benjamin Note
Eno Benjamin photo 92. Eno Benjamin ARI (vs . SEA)
Benny Snell Jr. Note
Benny Snell Jr. photo 93. Benny Snell Jr. PIT (at BAL)
Patrick Taylor Jr. Note
Patrick Taylor Jr. photo 94. Patrick Taylor Jr. GB (at DET)
Justin Jackson Note
Justin Jackson photo 95. Justin Jackson LAC (at LV)
Ty'Son Williams Note
Ty'Son Williams photo 96. Ty'Son Williams BAL (vs . PIT)
Williams' playing time has decreased every game and he was inactive in Week 4. Baltimore's backfield is a legitimate four-way RBBC when you factor in how many designed rushing attempts Lamar Jackson sees. Williams is borderline rosterable, and he would be difficult to start even if he played in Week 5.
9 weeks ago
Derrick Gore Note
Derrick Gore photo 97. Derrick Gore KC (at DEN)
La'Mical Perine Note
La'Mical Perine photo 98. La'Mical Perine NYJ (at BUF)
Le'Veon Bell Note
Le'Veon Bell photo 99. Le'Veon Bell FA (BYE)
Anthony McFarland Jr. Note
Anthony McFarland Jr. photo 100. Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT (at BAL)
Scottie Phillips Note
Scottie Phillips photo 101. Scottie Phillips HOU (vs . TEN)
Ke'Shawn Vaughn Note
Ke'Shawn Vaughn photo 102. Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB (vs . CAR)
Derrick Henry Note
Derrick Henry photo 103. Derrick Henry TEN (at HOU)
Kalen Ballage Note
Kalen Ballage photo 104. Kalen Ballage PIT (at BAL)
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 105. Royce Freeman HOU (vs . TEN)
J.J. Taylor Note
J.J. Taylor photo 106. J.J. Taylor NE (at MIA)
Jerick McKinnon Note
Jerick McKinnon photo 107. Jerick McKinnon KC (at DEN)
Elijhaa Penny Note
Elijhaa Penny photo 108. Elijhaa Penny NYG (vs . WAS)
Mike Boone Note
Mike Boone photo 109. Mike Boone DEN (vs . KC)
Gary Brightwell Note
Gary Brightwell photo 110. Gary Brightwell NYG (vs . WAS)
Devine Ozigbo Note
Devine Ozigbo photo 111. Devine Ozigbo NE (at MIA)
Jordan Wilkins Note
Jordan Wilkins photo 112. Jordan Wilkins FA (BYE)
Tarik Cohen Note
Tarik Cohen photo 113. Tarik Cohen CHI (at MIN)
Kerryon Johnson Note
Kerryon Johnson photo 114. Kerryon Johnson FA (BYE)
Ito Smith Note
Ito Smith photo 115. Ito Smith FA (BYE)
Dare Ogunbowale Note
Dare Ogunbowale photo 116. Dare Ogunbowale JAC (vs . IND)
Demetric Felton Note
Demetric Felton photo 117. Demetric Felton CLE (vs . CIN)
Kene Nwangwu Note
Kene Nwangwu photo 118. Kene Nwangwu MIN (vs . CHI)
Ty Montgomery Note
Ty Montgomery photo 119. Ty Montgomery NO (at ATL)
Jalen Richard Note
Jalen Richard photo 120. Jalen Richard LV (vs . LAC)
Chris Thompson Note
Chris Thompson photo 121. Chris Thompson FA (BYE)
Mekhi Sargent Note
Mekhi Sargent photo 122. Mekhi Sargent LAR (vs . SF)
Javian Hawkins Note
Javian Hawkins photo 123. Javian Hawkins TEN (at HOU)
Bryce Love Note
Bryce Love photo 124. Bryce Love FA (BYE)
Todd Gurley II Note
Todd Gurley II photo 125. Todd Gurley II FA (BYE)
Trayveon Williams Note
Trayveon Williams photo 126. Trayveon Williams CIN (at CLE)
Keith Smith Note
Keith Smith photo 127. Keith Smith ATL (vs . NO)
Xavier Jones Note
Xavier Jones photo 128. Xavier Jones FA (BYE)
C.J. Ham Note
C.J. Ham photo 129. C.J. Ham MIN (vs . CHI)
Corey Clement Note
Corey Clement photo 130. Corey Clement DAL (at PHI)
Patrick Ricard Note
Patrick Ricard photo 131. Patrick Ricard BAL (vs . PIT)
Khari Blasingame Note
Khari Blasingame photo 132. Khari Blasingame TEN (at HOU)
Rodney Smith Note
Rodney Smith photo 133. Rodney Smith TEN (at HOU)
Michael Burton Note
Michael Burton photo 134. Michael Burton KC (at DEN)