Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings: Week 5

Forecasting where all of the notable players net out over the remainder of the season.

These fantasy football rankings track a player’s value for the remainder of the season and are intended to be used as a tool, not necessarily a definitive guide to player valuation.

The scoring system is performance PPR. There is no exact science behind season-long rankings, considering all of the variables and situational uncertainties at work.

Rankings key:
UP/DN is trending up or down from week’s ranking.
NR means the player wasn’t ranked last week.
UP/DN numbering shows where the player was ranked the prior week.

Fantasy football rest of season rankings

Quarterbacks
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Josh Allen, BUF 7
2 Lamar Jackson, BAL 10 more volatile than Mahomes, but his weekly ceiling is as high as anyone
3 Patrick Mahomes, KCC 8 was in complete control against a tough TB D on SNF; as steady as they get
4 Jalen Hurts, PHI 7
5 Justin Herbert, LAC 8 not running AT ALL through the first month of the season
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
6 Kyler Murray, ARI 13
7 Joe Burrow, CIN 10
8 Tom Brady, TB 11 after throwing 61 passes in Wks 1&2 (both wins), he’s thrown 94 in Wks 3&4 (both losses)
9 Russell Wilson, DEN 9 still ugly in DEN, but he did account for 3 TDs in Wk 4
10 Aaron Rodgers, GB 14
11 Matthew Stafford, LAR 7 lots of things to fix in LA right now
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
12 Dak Prescott, DAL 9 UP16 missed last 3 gms w/ a thumb injury; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
13 Jared Goff, DET 6 UP17 scored 45 pts w/o Swift, St. Brown, or Chark… that’s impressive, no matter how bad SEA’s D is
14 Kirk Cousins, MIN 7
15 Tua Tagovailoa, MIA 11 suffered a head injury in Wk 4; he has been ruled out for Wk 5
16 Trevor Lawrence, JAC 11 had five turnovers in Wk 4, albeit in poor weather conditions
17 Matt Ryan, IND 14
18 Derek Carr, LV 6 DN15 lots more running for LV in Wk 4
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
19 Ryan Tannehill, TEN 6
20 Jameis Winston, NO 14 DNP in Wk 4 w/ a back injury; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
21 Carson Wentz, WAS 14 DN19 the bloom may be off the rose in DC
22 Jimmy Garoppolo, SF 9
23 Geno Smith, SEA 11 UP32 back-to-back 300-plus yd games
24 Mac Jones, NE 10 DNP in Wk 4 w/ an ankle injury; he could miss multiple weeks
25 Davis Mills, HOU 6 UP27 feels like there’s at least some room to grow w/ Mills
26 Marcus Mariota, ATL 14 DN22
27 Justin Fields, CHI 14
28 Kenny Pickett, PIT 9 UP35 took over for Trubisky at halftime in Wk 4; will he start in Wk 5?
29 Daniel Jones, NYG 9 suffered an ankle injury in Wk 4; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
30 Jacoby Brissett, CLE 9
31 Zach Wilson, NYJ 10 returned in Wk 4 after missing first 3 gms w/ a knee injury
32 Baker Mayfield, CAR 13
33 Cooper Rush, DAL 9 has done solid work in relief of Prescott, but his time is growing short
34 Deshaun Watson, CLE 9 suspended until Dec. 4
35 Desmond Ridder, ATL 14
36 Teddy Bridgewater, MIA 11 NR who knows where the Tagovailoa situation is heading?
Running backs
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Jonathan Taylor, IND 14 suffered an ankle injury in Wk 4; his status for Wk 5 is TBD but it’s not considered a long-term issue
2 Christian McCaffrey, CAR 13 missed practice w/ a quad injury but was able to play in Wk 4
3 Derrick Henry, TEN 6
4 Austin Ekeler, LAC 8 finally looked like the 2021 version in Wk 4 w/ 3 TDs
5 Nick Chubb, CLE 9
6 Saquon Barkley, NYG 9 UP8
7 Dalvin Cook, MIN 7 suffered a shoulder injury in Wk 3 but played in Wk 4
8 Aaron Jones, GB 14 UP12 he’s GB’s most dangerous weapon
9 Najee Harris, PIT 9
10 Joe Mixon, CIN 10 DN5 averaging less than 3.0 YPC on the year, but his high usage means opportunity
11 Alvin Kamara, NO 14 DNP in Wk 4 w/ a rib injury; he’s missed 2 of the last 3 gms and his status for Wk 5 is TBD
12 D’Andre Swift, DET 6 DNP in Wk 4 w/ knee & shoulder injuries; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
13 Leonard Fournette, TB 11 had 45 carries in the first 2 gms & just 15 the past 2
14 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL 9
15 J.K. Dobbins, BAL 10 UP18 scored twice in Wk 4; there’s a lot of upside here once he’s back at full go
16 David Montgomery, CHI 14 DNP in Wk 4 w/ ankle & knee injuries; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
17 Miles Sanders, PHI 7 UP23 if he starts being used like a true lead back, look out
18 James Conner, ARI 13
19 Josh Jacobs, LV 6 UP24 will Vegas commit to the run on a weekly basis?
20 James Robinson, JAC 11
21 AJ Dillon, GB 14 quietly pounded out 84 yds in Wk 4
22 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC 8 UP28
23 Melvin Gordon III, DEN 9 UP40 w/ Williams (knee) lost for the year, Gordon should be the clear No. 1 back despite his fumbling issues
24 Dameon Pierce, HOU 6 UP26
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
25 Breece Hall, NYJ 10 got 19 touches in Wk 4 to Carter’s 11
26 Kareem Hunt, CLE 9 DN22
27 Antonio Gibson, WAS 14
28 Jamaal Williams, DET 6 UP38 off to a great start, but his role dwindles as soon as Swift is back in action
29 Cam Akers, LAR 7
30 Rashaad Penny, SEA 11 UP36 getting much more work than Walker
31 Jeff Wilson, SF 14
32 Damien Harris, NE 10
33 Tyler Allgeier, ATL 14 UP49 ATL’s offense has run more than it has passed in all 4 gms this year
34 Devin Singletary, BUF 7 playing well, but it’s hard to trust BUF’s running game when the offense is so centered on Allen
35 Travis Etienne, JAC 11 DN32
36 Tony Pollard, DAL 9
37 Raheem Mostert, MIA 11 UP43 has 34 carries the last 3 wks vs 16 for Edmonds
38 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE 10
39 Chase Edmonds, MIA 11 DN31 scored for a second straight week, but Mostert is getting more touches
40 Michael Carter, NYJ 10
41 Khalil Herbert, CHI 14 was solid in Wk 4, but Montgomery remains the lead back when healthy
42 Darrell Henderson, LAR 7
43 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL 14 DN21 suffered a knee injury in Wk 4 & was placed on IR; he’s eligible to return in Wk 9
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
44 Isiah Pacheco, KC 8 UP50 ran hard v TB; easy to see his role growing as the weather gets worse
45 Nyheim Hines, IND 14
46 J.D. McKissic, WAS 14
47 Mark Ingram, NO 14
48 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI 7
49 Kenneth Walker III, SEA 11 DN44 in a gm w/ 1,075 yds of offense, Walker accounted for just 24 of them
50 Eno Benjamin, ARI 13
51 Alexander Mattison, MIN 7 DN48 four touches in Wk 4
52 Rachaad White, TB 11
53 Justice Hill, BAL 10 NR has been effective in limited work; he suffered a hamstring injury in Wk 4 and his status for Wk 5 is TBD
54 Brian Robinson Jr., WAS 14 missed the first 4 gms w/ a knee injury; he could return in Wk 5
55 Zack Moss, BUF 7 DN53
56 Tyrion Davis-Price, SF 9 DN54 missed last 2 gms w/ an ankle injury; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
57 Jerick McKinnon, KC 8 has just 36 yds in his last 3 gms combined
58 James Cook, BUF 7 DN55
59 Mike Boone, DEN 9 NR enters the rankings w/ the loss of Williams (knee)
60 Darrel Williams, ARI 13
61 Caleb Huntley, ATL 14 NR he could split time w/ Allgeier now that Patterson (knee) is on IR
62 Dontrell Hilliard, TEN 6
63 Elijah Mitchell, SF 9 suffered a sprained MCL in Wk 1; he’s expected to miss around 2 months
64 Gus Edwards, BAL 10 currently on the PUP w/ a knee injury but is eligible to be activated
65 Zamir White, LV 6
66 Rex Burkhead, HOU 6 DN59
67 Matt Breida, NYG 9
68 Jaylen Warren, PIT 9
69 Sony Michel, LAC 8 DN65 has done nothing thus far
70 Samaje Perine, CIN 10
Wide receivers
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Cooper Kupp, LAR 7
2 Justin Jefferson, MIN 7 UP3 I have a bit more confidence in Jefferson indoors late in the year than Diggs outside
3 Stefon Diggs, BUF 7
4 Tyreek Hill, MIA 11
5 Davante Adams, LV 6 accounted for 101 of LV’s 188 passing yds in Wk 4
6 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN 10
7 Mike Evans, TB 11 UP8
8 Deebo Samuel, SF 9
9 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET 6 DNP in Wk 4 w/ an ankle injury; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
10 Jaylen Waddle, MIA 11 played through a groin injury on TNF; he’ll have extra rest ahead of Wk 5
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
11 Michael Pittman Jr., IND 14 DN9
12 Tee Higgins, CIN 10 UP14 MIA decided to focus on Chase, which was good news for Higgins
13 Keenan Allen, LAC 8 missed last 3 gms w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
14 A.J. Brown, PHI 7
15 CeeDee Lamb, DAL 9
16 Marquise Brown, ARI 13 UP20 seeing 13 targets per game over the past 3 wks
17 Courtland Sutton, DEN 9
18 DK Metcalf, SEA 11 UP21 was carted off the field in Wk 4… to use the bathroom
19 Brandin Cooks, HOU 6
20 Christian Kirk, JAC 11
21 Terry McLaurin, WAS 14 DN17 why isn’t he more involved in WAS’ passing game?
22 Mike Williams, LAC 8 a weekly risk/reward play
23 Michael Thomas, NO 14 DNP in Wk 4 w/ a toe injury; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
24 Jerry Jeudy, DEN 9
25 D.J. Moore, CAR 13
26 Chris Godwin, TB 11 UP33 returned in Wk 4 after missing 2 gms w/ a hamstring injury
27 Diontae Johnson, PIT 9 DN18 hard to trust much of anything w/ PIT’s offense right now
28 DeVonta Smith, PHI 7
29 Amari Cooper, CLE 9 came crashing down in Wk 4, but he should still be CLE’s primary receiving option most wks
30 Curtis Samuel, WAS 14
31 Adam Thielen, MIN 7 UP36 getting more involved after a slow start
32 Romeo Doubs, GB 14 UP41 came within an eyelash of catching 2 TDs in Wk 5; he’s a player on the rise
33 Gabriel Davis, BUF 7 DN28 quiet since Wk 1
34 JuJu Smith-Schuster, KC 8
35 Allen Lazard, GB 14 UP39
36 Tyler Lockett, SEA 11
37 Rashod Bateman, BAL 10 DN34
38 Chris Olave, NO 14 UP44
39 Hunter Renfrow, LV 6 missed last 2 gms w/ a concussion; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
40 Garrett Wilson, NYJ 10 I’d like to see another week w/ Wilson at the helm before adjusting the WRs
41 Elijah Moore, NYJ 10
42 Allen Robinson, LAR 7 DN31 LA simply can’t figure out how to get Robinson involved
43 Drake London, ATL 14 DN38 what’s going on w/ ATL’s passing game?
44 Robert Woods, TEN 6
45 Jakobi Meyers, NE 10 DN40 missed last 2 gms w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
46 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI 13 suspended until Oct. 20
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
47 Jahan Dotson, WAS 14 suffered a hamstring injury in Wk 4; he’s not expected to play in Wk 5
48 Noah Brown, DAL 9 UP68 I’m starting to believe…
49 Jarvis Landry, NO 14
50 Brandon Aiyuk, SF 9 DN48
51 Darnell Mooney, CHI 14 we have a heartbeat
52 George Pickens, PIT 9 UP60 a breakout game? maybe
53 Treylon Burks, TEN 6 suffered a foot injury in Wk 4; it’s unclear how much time he’ll miss
54 Tyler Boyd, CIN 10
55 Michael Gallup, DAL 9 UP63 returned in Wk 4 after missing first 3 gms w/ a knee injury
56 Alec Pierce, IND 14 UP67
57 Zay Jones, JAC 11 DNP in Wk 4 w/ an ankle injury; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
58 Chase Claypool, PIT 9 DN50 put up the old donut in Wk 4
59 DeVante Parker, NE 10
60 Josh Reynolds, DET 6 UP71
61 K.J. Osborn, MIN 7 DN55
62 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, KC 8
63 Robbie Anderson, CAR 13 DN56
64 Richie James, NYG 9 DN54
65 Julio Jones, TB 11 returned in Wk 4 after missing 2 gms w/ a knee injury; had just one catch
66 Nico Collins, HOU 6 UP72
67 Isaiah McKenzie, BUF 7 NR has 3 TDs on the year; suffered a head injury in Wk 4 & his status for Wk 5 is TBD
68 Rondale Moore, ARI 13 returned in Wk 4 after missing first 3 gms w/ a hamstring injury
69 Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE 9
70 Christian Watson, GB 14 UP69 returned in Wk 4 after missing 1 gm w/ a hamstring injury; scored his first NFL TD
71 Devin Duvernay, BAL 10 UP75
72 Corey Davis, NYJ 10 NR
73 Josh Palmer, LAC 8
74 Russell Gage Jr., TB 11
75 Mecole Hardman, KC 8 DN62 barely involved in KC’s offense
76 Marvin Jones, JAC 11
77 Jameson Williams, DET 6 on the RES/NFI list as he recovers from a torn ACL
78 DJ Chark Jr., DET 6 DNP in Wk 4 w/ an ankle injury; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
79 Van Jefferson, LAR 7 on IR w/ a knee injury; eligible to return in Wk 7
80 Kadarius Toney, NYG 9 missed last 2 games w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 5 is TBD
Tight ends
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Mark Andrews, BAL 10
2 Travis Kelce, KC 8
3 Darren Waller, LV 6 back-to-back quiet wks
4 George Kittle, SF 9 almost had a TD grab
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
5 Dallas Goedert, PHI 7 UP7
6 Dalton Schultz, DAL 9 returned in Wk 4 after missing 1 gm w/ a knee injury; he did not record a catch
7 Kyle Pitts, ATL 14 DN3 ATL drafted him 4th overall last year and have barely used him in 3 of 4 gms this year
8 Tyler Higbee, LAR 7
9 T.J. Hockenson, DET 6 UP10 had a huge game, but that was w/ St. Brown, Chark & Swift all out
10 Zach Ertz, ARI 13
11 Pat Freiermuth, PIT 9 if they switch to Pickett now I like Freiermuth’s upside as a frequent safety net
12 David Njoku, CLE 9
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
13 Gerald Everett, LAC 8
14 Dawson Knox, BUF 7 DN12 hasn’t made an impact this season
15 Hayden Hurst, CIN 10 UP17 he’s option 3a/3b w/ Boyd, which means weekly upside and inconsistency
16 Irv Smith, MIN 7
17 Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN 9
18 Robert Tonyan, GB 14 UP20 still rounding into shape from his ACL tear but caught a TD pass in Wk 4
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
19 Mike Gesicki, MIA 11 DN15 simply not involved enough at this point
20 Tyler Conklin, NYJ 10 UP25
21 Hunter Henry, NE 10 DN19 doing nothing
22 Cole Kmet, CHI 14
23 Will Dissly, SEA 11 NR has 3 TDs on the season
24 Logan Thomas, WAS 14 UP27
25 Cameron Brate, TB 11 NR nine catches the past 2 wks; suffered a concussion in Wk 4 & his status for Wk 5 is TBD
26 Austin Hooper, TEN 6
27 Evan Engram, JAC 11
28 Noah Fant, SEA 11 DN22 seeing less work than Dissly
29 Isaiah Likely, BAL 10
30 O.J. Howard, HOU 6
Defensive teams
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Bills, BUF 7 UP2
2 Buccaneers, TB 11 they had no answers for KC in Wk 4
3 Eagles, PHI 7 UP5 leading the NFL in sacks and takeaways
4 49ers, SF 9 UP7 haven’t allowed a first-half TD this season
5 Rams, LAR 7
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
6 Cowboys, DAL 9
7 Packers, GB 14 DN4 flashes of dominance followed by flashes of incompetence
8 Patriots, NE 10
9 Broncos, DEN 9 loss of Gregory (knee) could affect them
10 Bengals, CIN 10 UP18
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
11 Jaguars, JAC 11 UP14
12 Dolphins, MIA 11 DN9 held up pretty well last Thursday under the circumstances but not making big plays
13 Steelers, PIT 9
14 Chiefs, KC 8 UP17
15 Chargers, LAC 8 placed Bosa (groin) on IR; we’ll see how big of a blow that is
16 Saints, NO 14 DN11
17 Cardinals, ARI 13 UP20
18 Colts, IND 14
19 Ravens, BAL 10
20 Bears, CHI 14 NR

Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings: Week 4

Forecasting where all of the notable players net out over the remainder of the season.

These fantasy football rankings track a player’s value for the remainder of the season and are intended to be used as a tool, not necessarily a definitive guide to player valuation.

The scoring system is performance PPR. There is no exact science behind season-long rankings, considering all of the variables and situational uncertainties at work.

Rankings key:
UP/DN is trending up or down from week’s ranking.
NR means the player wasn’t ranked last week.
UP/DN numbering shows where the player was ranked the prior week.

Fantasy football rest of season rankings

Quarterbacks
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Josh Allen, BUF 7
2 Lamar Jackson, BAL 10 UP4 posting ridiculous numbers right now
3 Patrick Mahomes, KCC 8 only Mahomes’ track record keeps him ahead of Hurts in the rankings
4 Jalen Hurts, PHI 7
5 Justin Herbert, LAC 8 DN2 played through a rib injury in Wk 3
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
6 Kyler Murray, ARI 13 there are real problems w/ ARI offense right now
7 Joe Burrow, CIN 10
8 Tom Brady, TB 11 Bucs played Wk 3 w/o their top 3 WRs
9 Russell Wilson, DEN 9 DN8 it’s still early, but some signs of life would be appreciated
10 Aaron Rodgers, GB 14
11 Matthew Stafford, LAR 7 DN9
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
12 Kirk Cousins, MIN 7
13 Tua Tagovailoa, MIA 11 UP14 suffered a back injury in Wk 3 but did return; he should play in Wk 4
14 Trevor Lawrence, JAC 11 UP16 showing some encouraging signs
15 Derek Carr, LV 6
16 Dak Prescott, DAL 9 missed last 2 gms w/ a thumb injury; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
17 Jared Goff, DET 6
18 Matt Ryan, IND 14 looked a bit better this week
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
19 Carson Wentz, WAS 14 UP22 took a beating in Wk 3
20 Ryan Tannehill, TEN 6
21 Jameis Winston, NO 14 DN19 we’ve already reached the point where the head coach has to say Winston is still QB1
22 Marcus Mariota, ATL 14
23 Jimmy Garoppolo, SF 9 UP27 Jimmy G moving up after SNF is an indictment of the other QBs in this area
24 Mac Jones, NE 10 suffered a high ankle sprain in Wk 3; he could miss multiple weeks
25 Justin Fields, CHI 14 DN21 only his running ability and theoretical upside keep Fields this high
26 Daniel Jones, NYG 9
27 Davis Mills, HOU 6
28 Jacoby Brissett, CLE 9 UP31 has looked pretty solid the past 2 gms
29 Baker Mayfield, CAR 13
30 Zach Wilson, NYJ 10 missed first 3 gms w/ a knee injury; he’s expected to return in Wk 4
31 Mitchell Trubisky, PIT 9 Tomlin says no switch is in the works… at least not yet
32 Geno Smith, SEA 11
33 Cooper Rush, DAL 9 DN30 playing well, but it seems like Prescott will be back sooner than originally anticipated
34 Deshaun Watson, CLE 9 suspended until Dec. 4
35 Kenny Pickett, PIT 9 feels like his time in coming
36 Desmond Ridder, ATL 14
Running backs
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Jonathan Taylor, IND 14
2 Christian McCaffrey, CAR 13 not getting a lot of usage as a receiver
3 Derrick Henry, TEN 6 UP5
4 Austin Ekeler, LAC 8 DN2 off to a very disappointing start and lost best OL
5 Joe Mixon, CIN 10
6 Nick Chubb, CLE 9 he might top these rankings if he did anything as a receiver
7 Dalvin Cook, MIN 7 suffered a shoulder injury in Wk 3; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
8 Saquon Barkley, NYG 9 UP10
9 Najee Harris, PIT 9 getting a lot of usage, but it’s not leading to much production thus far
10 Alvin Kamara, NO 14 DN9 returned in Wk 3 after missing 1 gm w/ a rib injury
11 D’Andre Swift, DET 6 considered week-to-week w/ a shoulder injury
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
12 Aaron Jones, GB 14
13 Leonard Fournette, TB 11 in a game TB needed to lean on the run, Fournette did little
14 Javonte Williams, DEN 9
15 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL 9 UP17
16 David Montgomery, CHI 14 suffered an ankle/knee injury in Wk 3 and didn’t return; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
17 James Conner, ARI 13
18 J.K. Dobbins, BAL 10 made his season debut in Wk 3; it’ll take some time to round into form
19 James Robinson, JAC 11 UP28 hard not to like what Robinson has done thus far
20 AJ Dillon, GB 14
21 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL 14 UP26
22 Kareem Hunt, CLE 9
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
23 Miles Sanders, PHI 7
24 Josh Jacobs, LV 6 UP27
25 Breece Hall, NYJ 10 doing well on a per-touch basis, but his usage is low
26 Dameon Pierce, HOU 6 UP30
27 Antonio Gibson, WAS 14 his Wk 1 involvement in the passing game is looking like a fluke
28 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC 8
29 Cam Akers, LAR 7 UP32 seeing less of Henderson and more of Akers, though red-zone fumbles are never good
30 Jeff Wilson, SF 14 UP35
31 Chase Edmonds, MIA 11 two TDs = yay; 27 yds on 7 combined touches = boo
32 Travis Etienne, JAC 11 DN25 looks like Robinson will be getting more touches
33 Damien Harris, NE 10
34 Devin Singletary, BUF 7
35 Tony Pollard, DAL 9 trending in the right direction
36 Rashaad Penny, SEA 11 getting way more work than Walker thus far
37 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE 10
38 Jamaal Williams, DET 6 UP45 he’s a nice fallback piece given Swift’s durability issues
39 Michael Carter, NYJ 10 DN37
40 Melvin Gordon III, DEN 9
41 Khalil Herbert, CHI 14 UP46 ran great after Montgomery got hurt; maybe this time it helps him carve out regular work
42 Darrell Henderson, LAR 7 DN36
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
43 Raheem Mostert, MIA 11 injury concerns remain, but Mostert is getting more action than Edmonds
44 Kenneth Walker III, SEA 11
45 Nyheim Hines, IND 14
46 J.D. McKissic, WAS 14 UP48
47 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI 7
48 Alexander Mattison, MIN 7 UP50 if Cook misses time, Mattison would be a priority addition
49 Tyler Allgeier, ATL 14
50 Isiah Pacheco, KC 8
51 Mark Ingram, NO 14
52 Eno Benjamin, ARI 13 UP61 w/ Conner back, Benjamin got the work as RB2 instead of Williams
53 Zack Moss, BUF 7
54 Tyrion Davis-Price, SF 9 DNP in Wk 3 w/ an ankle injury; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
55 James Cook, BUF 7 saw some action in the passing game in Wk 3
56 Rachaad White, TB 11 DN51
57 Brian Robinson Jr., WAS 14 will miss at least the first 4 gms w/ a knee injury; he could return in Wk 5
58 Jerick McKinnon, KC 8
59 Rex Burkhead, HOU 6
60 Darrel Williams, ARI 13 DN53
61 Dontrell Hilliard, TEN 6
62 Elijah Mitchell, SF 9 suffered a sprained MCL in Wk 1; he’s expected to miss around 2 months
63 Gus Edwards, BAL 10 Edwards (ACL) will miss at least the first 4 gms of the season on the PUP list
64 Zamir White, LV 6
65 Sony Michel, LAC 8
66 Matt Breida, NYG 9
67 Jaylen Warren, PIT 9 NR
68 Samaje Perine, CIN 10
69 Kenyan Drake, BAL 10 DN66 was a healthy scratch in Wk 3
70 Ty Montgomery, NE 10 on IR w/ a knee injury; eligible to return in Wk 6
Wide receivers
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Cooper Kupp, LAR 7
2 Stefon Diggs, BUF 7 UP3
3 Justin Jefferson, MIN 7 CJ Ham had more rec yds in Wk 3 than Jefferson
4 Tyreek Hill, MIA 11
5 Davante Adams, LV 6 DN4 maybe prioritizing playing w/ your college buddy wasn’t the best career move?
6 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN 10
7 Deebo Samuel, SF 9
8 Mike Evans, TB 11 suspended in Wk 3; will return in Wk 4
9 Michael Pittman Jr., IND 14 returned in Wk 3 after missing 1 gm w/ a quad injury
10 Jaylen Waddle, MIA 11 UP12
11 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET 6 UP15
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
12 Keenan Allen, LAC 8 DN8 missed last 2 gms w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
13 A.J. Brown, PHI 7
14 Tee Higgins, CIN 10 lucky to avoid a second concussion this season on a big hit in Wk 3
15 CeeDee Lamb, DAL 9
16 Courtland Sutton, DEN 9
17 Terry McLaurin, WAS 14 UP20
18 Diontae Johnson, PIT 9 making the most of a bad situation
19 Brandin Cooks, HOU 6 DN17
20 Marquise Brown, ARI 13
21 DK Metcalf, SEA 11 surprisingly getting outproduced by Lockett thus far
22 Christian Kirk, JAC 11 UP27
23 Mike Williams, LAC 8 DN22 maddeningly inconsistent
24 Michael Thomas, NO 14 suffered a foot injury in Wk 3 and did not return; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
25 D.J. Moore, CAR 13 DN13 Moore is close to getting the Darnell Mooney treatment, yikes
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
26 Jerry Jeudy, DEN 9 DN24
27 DeVonta Smith, PHI 7 UP37 all of a sudden, PHI is looking like a well-rounded offense
28 Gabriel Davis, BUF 7
29 Amari Cooper, CLE 9 topped 100 yds w/ a TD in back-to-back gms
30 Curtis Samuel, WAS 14 UP33
31 Allen Robinson, LAR 7 DN25
32 JuJu Smith-Schuster, KC 8
33 Chris Godwin, TB 11 missed last 2 gms w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
34 Rashod Bateman, BAL 10
35 Tyler Lockett, SEA 11 UP39 showing good chemistry w/ Smith
36 Adam Thielen, MIN 7
37 Hunter Renfrow, LV 6 DNP in Wk 3 w/ a concussion; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
38 Drake London, ATL 14
39 Allen Lazard, GB 14 UP43
40 Jakobi Meyers, NE 10 DNP in Wk 3 w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
41 Romeo Doubs, GB 14 UP60 come Nov/Dec, he might be the man in GB … maybe sooner
42 Garrett Wilson, NYJ 10 once again, it’s hard to value NYJ WRs until Wilson is under center
43 Elijah Moore, NYJ 10
44 Chris Olave, NO 14 UP47 had a huge game in Wk 3, but that was w/ Thomas & Landry hurt
45 Robert Woods, TEN 6
46 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI 13 suspended until Oct. 20
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
47 Jahan Dotson, WAS 14 DN46
48 Brandon Aiyuk, SF 9
49 Jarvis Landry, NO 14 suffered an ankle injury in Wk 3 and did not return; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
50 Chase Claypool, PIT 9
51 Darnell Mooney, CHI 14 DN38 CHI’s passing game is BY FAR the worst in the NFL right now
52 Treylon Burks, TEN 6
53 Tyler Boyd, CIN 10 big game in Wk 3 is a reminder why Boyd always carries some amount of upside each week
54 Sterling Shepard, NYG 9 UP65 seems like the NYG WR to own right now, assuming there is one
55 K.J. Osborn, MIN 7
56 Robbie Anderson, CAR 13 DN49
57 Zay Jones, JAC 11 UP64
58 DeVante Parker, NE 10 UP71 huge game in Wk 3 w/ Meyers injured; we’ll see if it’s the start of something or an outlier
59 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, KC 8
60 George Pickens, PIT 9 had a spectacular catch on TNF, but a 3-39-0 line isn’t getting it done
61 Julio Jones, TB 11 missed last 2 gms w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
62 Mecole Hardman, KC 8 DN56
63 Michael Gallup, DAL 9 missed first 3 gms w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
64 Rondale Moore, ARI 13 missed first 3 gms w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
65 Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE 9 DN54 hasn’t done anything since Wk 1
66 Josh Palmer, LAC 8
67 Alec Pierce, IND 14 UP73 returned in Wk 3 after missing a game w/ a concussion
68 Noah Brown, DAL 9
69 Christian Watson, GB 14 DNP in Wk 3 w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
70 Russell Gage Jr., TB 11
71 Josh Reynolds, DET 6 NR seems to be working ahead of Chark right now
72 Nico Collins, HOU 6
73 Marvin Jones, JAC 11
74 Greg Dortch, ARI 13 NR off to a good start, but what will his role be when Moore/Hopkins return?
75 Devin Duvernay, BAL 10
76 Jameson Williams, DET 6 Williams (knee) will miss at least the first 4 gms on the RES/NFI list as he recovers from a torn ACL
77 DJ Chark Jr., DET 6 DN62 hasn’t done much since Wk 1
78 Van Jefferson, LAR 7 DN69 placed on IR this week w/ a knee injury; he’ll miss at least the first 6 gms of the season
79 Skyy Moore, KC 8
80 Kadarius Toney, NYG 9 DN77 hanging on by a thread…
Tight ends
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Mark Andrews, BAL 10 UP2
2 Travis Kelce, KC 8
3 Kyle Pitts, ATL 14 led ATL in receiving in Wk 3
4 Darren Waller, LV 6 LV’s passing game needs some tweaking
5 George Kittle, SF 9 DN4 returned after missing first 2 gms w/ a groin injury
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
6 Dalton Schultz, DAL 9 DNP in Wk 3 w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
7 Dallas Goedert, PHI 7 UP10
8 Tyler Higbee, LAR 7 UP11
9 Zach Ertz, ARI 13
10 T.J. Hockenson, DET 6 DN8 not seeing a lot of chances thus far
11 Pat Freiermuth, PIT 9 DN7 would he be more productive w/ Pickett at QB?
12 Dawson Knox, BUF 7
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
13 David Njoku, CLE 9 UP14 finally some signs of life!
14 Gerald Everett, LAC 8 UP16
15 Mike Gesicki, MIA 11
16 Irv Smith, MIN 7
17 Hayden Hurst, CIN 10
18 Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN 9
19 Hunter Henry, NE 10 DN13 3 receptions in 3 gms
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
20 Robert Tonyan, GB 14 UP24 6 catches in Wk 3 but no red-zone activity
21 Cole Kmet, CHI 14 well, he finally caught a ball
22 Noah Fant, SEA 11
23 Austin Hooper, TEN 6
24 Evan Engram, JAC 11
25 Tyler Conklin, NYJ 10 UP27 had 8 catches in Wk 3 but Wilson is due back in Wk 4
26 Isaiah Likely, BAL 10
27 Logan Thomas, WAS 14
28 O.J. Howard, HOU 6
29 Juwan Johnson, NO 14
30 Taysom Hill, NO 14 DNP in Wk 3 w/ a rib injury; his status for Wk 4 is TBD
Defensive teams
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Buccaneers, TB 11
2 Bills, BUF 7 DN1 the loss of Hyde could be an issue
3 Rams, LAR 7
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
4 Packers, GB 14
5 Eagles, PHI 7 UP10
6 Cowboys, DAL 9 their pass rush looks legit
7 49ers, SF 9 not their fault the team is off to a 1-2 start
8 Broncos, DEN 9 UP14 defense is carrying DEN right now
9 Dolphins, MIA 11
10 Patriots, NE 10 giving Belichick the benefit of the doubt, for now
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
11 Saints, NO 14
12 Steelers, PIT 9 simply not pressuring QBs w/ Watt (pec) out
13 Chargers, LAC 8 DN11
14 Jaguars, JAC 11 UP20 is something happening in JAC?
15 Colts, IND 14
16 Ravens, BAL 10
17 Chiefs, KC 8
18 Bengals, CIN 10
19 Browns, CLE 9 scored a TD on the final play of the game to salvage a meh performance v PIT
20 Cardinals, ARI 13 NR

Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings: Week 3

Forecasting where all of the notable players net out over the remainder of the season.

These fantasy football rankings track a player’s value for the remainder of the season and are intended to be used as a tool, not necessarily a definitive guide to player valuation.

The scoring system is performance PPR. There is no exact science behind season-long rankings, considering all of the variables and situational uncertainties at work.

Rankings key:
UP/DN is trending up or down from week’s ranking.
NR means the player wasn’t ranked last week.
UP/DN numbering shows where the player was ranked the prior week.

Fantasy football rest of season rankings

Quarterbacks
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Josh Allen, BUF 7 making it look easy right now
2 Justin Herbert, LAC 8 UP3 suffered a rib injury in Wk 2; he is considered day-to-day
3 Patrick Mahomes, KCC 8
4 Lamar Jackson, BAL 10
5 Jalen Hurts, PHI 7 keeps solidifying his place as a weekly start
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
6 Kyler Murray, ARI 13 made some great ad-lib plays late, but ARI’s base offense looks terrible
7 Joe Burrow, CIN 10
8 Russell Wilson, DEN 9 still a work in progress, and his WR corps is thinned by injuries
9 Matthew Stafford, LAR 7
10 Tom Brady, TB 11 36 completions in two gms? this ain’t Bruce Arians’ world anymore
11 Aaron Rodgers, GB 14 looked better in Wk 2, but still a ways to go for GB’s passing attack
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
12 Kirk Cousins, MIN 7 DN9 with a game’s worth of film, PHI dominated MIN’s offense and made Cousins look awful
13 Derek Carr, LV 6
14 Tua Tagovailoa, MIA 11 UP16 …but now you have my attention
15 Dak Prescott, DAL 9 UP18 DNP in Wk 2 w/ a thumb injury; he’s expected to miss several games
16 Trevor Lawrence, JAC 11
17 Jared Goff, DET 6 UP25 DET has some legitimate weapons
18 Matt Ryan, IND 14 DN17 the move from ATL has not gone smoothly
19 Jameis Winston, NO 14
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
20 Ryan Tannehill, TEN 6 DN18 pulled in a blowout loss; ugly start for TEN
21 Justin Fields, CHI 14 DN19 does the coaching staff trust Fields? like at all?
22 Carson Wentz, WAS 14
23 Marcus Mariota, ATL 14 UP27 at least there’s some athleticism w/ Mariota
24 Mac Jones, NE 10
25 Daniel Jones, NYG 9
26 Davis Mills, HOU 6
27 Jimmy Garoppolo, SF 9 NR enters the rankings w/ Lance (ankle) lost for the season
28 Baker Mayfield, CAR 13 maybe it wasn’t the shoulder…
29 Zach Wilson, NYJ 10 missed first 2 gms w/ a knee injury; he’s not expected to return prior to Wk 4
30 Cooper Rush, DAL 9
31 Jacoby Brissett, CLE 9
32 Mitchell Trubisky, PIT 9 KEN-NY! KEN-NY! KEN-NY!
33 Geno Smith, SEA 11
34 Deshaun Watson, CLE 9 suspended until Dec. 4
35 Kenny Pickett, PIT 9
36 Desmond Ridder, ATL 14
Running backs
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Jonathan Taylor, IND 14 might be time to recommit to the running game in Indy
2 Austin Ekeler, LAC 8
3 Christian McCaffrey, CAR 13 topped 100 yds rushing in Wk 2
4 Joe Mixon, CIN 10
5 Derrick Henry, TEN 6 DN4 back to the drawing board for the Titans
6 Nick Chubb, CLE 9 his decision not to slide was a good one for fantasy owners at least
7 Dalvin Cook, MIN 7 DN6 Zimmer used Cook too much; O’Connell isn’t using him enough
8 Najee Harris, PIT 9 UP9
9 Alvin Kamara, NO 14 DNP in Wk 2 w/ a rib injury; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
10 Saquon Barkley, NYG 9 UP11
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
11 D’Andre Swift, DET 6 played through an ankle injury in Wk 2; so much talent, but durability remains a real concern
12 Aaron Jones, GB 14 UP14 feels like he could be in for a really big year as both a runner and receiver
13 Leonard Fournette, TB 11
14 Javonte Williams, DEN 9
15 David Montgomery, CHI 14 UP17 looked like CHI’s best offensive player in Wk 2
16 James Conner, ARI 13 suffered an ankle injury in Wk 2 and did not return; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
17 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL 9
18 J.K. Dobbins, BAL 10 missed first 2 gms w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
19 AJ Dillon, GB 14
20 Kareem Hunt, CLE 9 UP23
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
21 Breece Hall, NYJ 10 DN20 basically splitting work w/ M. Carter
22 Miles Sanders, PHI 7 UP29 PHI’s ground game is looking dangerous again this season
23 Antonio Gibson, WAS 14
24 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC 8 maximizing his touches, but steadier usage would make his value feel more secure
25 Travis Etienne, JAC 11 DN18 had 9 carries to Robinson’s 23 in Wk 2; his descent could continue in the weeks ahead
26 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL 14 being used like a more traditional RB thus far
27 Josh Jacobs, LV 6
28 James Robinson, JAC 11 UP35 was the focal point of the offense in Wk 2; if that continues he’ll jump another tier
29 Chase Edmonds, MIA 11 DN25
30 Dameon Pierce, HOU 6 had 15 carries to Burkhead’s 0 in Wk 2
31 Damien Harris, NE 10
32 Cam Akers, LAR 7 logged 17 touches in Wk 2 w/ Henderson posting 10
33 Devin Singletary, BUF 7 DN28 when BUF pulled Allen, the 3 RBs had 36 yds rushing combined
34 Tony Pollard, DAL 9
35 Jeff Wilson, SF 14 UP41 was the primary runner until late when SF used Davis-Price w/ the lead
36 Darrell Henderson, LAR 7
37 Michael Carter, NYJ 10 UP39
38 Rashaad Penny, SEA 11
39 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE 10 DN32
40 Melvin Gordon III, DEN 9
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
41 Kenneth Walker III, SEA 11 returned in Wk 2 after missing a game w/ a hernia
42 Nyheim Hines, IND 14
43 Raheem Mostert, MIA 11 UP51 more work than Edmonds in Wk 2, but given his injury history I don’t want to bump him too much
44 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI 7
45 Jamaal Williams, DET 6
46 Khalil Herbert, CHI 14 still feel like he could have a major role this year, especially if they don’t trust Fields
47 Tyler Allgeier, ATL 14 UP57 split carries w/ Patterson in Wk 2, which is an encouraging sign for the rookie
48 J.D. McKissic, WAS 14
49 Isiah Pacheco, KC 8 DN43 had no real role in a close game v LAC, which tells you he’s third on the depth chart
50 Alexander Mattison, MIN 7
51 Rachaad White, TB 11 DN47 not seeing much work yet, but hard to believe Fournette can sustain his currrent usage over 17 gms
52 Mark Ingram, NO 14
53 Darrel Williams, ARI 13 UP66 he’d have some waiver wire appeal if Conner misses time
54 Zack Moss, BUF 7
55 Tyrion Davis-Price, SF 9 Will miss a few weeks with ankle sprain
56 James Cook, BUF 7 DN50 led the Bills in rushing in Wk 2, but it all came in garbage time
57 Brian Robinson Jr., WAS 14 will miss at least the first 4 gms w/ a knee injury; he could return in Wk 5
58 Jerick McKinnon, KC 8
59 Rex Burkhead, HOU 6 DN55 zero carries in Wk 2
60 Dontrell Hilliard, TEN 6
61 Eno Benjamin, ARI 13
62 Elijah Mitchell, SF 9 suffered a sprained MCL in Wk 1; he’s expected to miss around 2 months
63 Gus Edwards, BAL 10 Edwards (Achilles) will miss at least the first 4 gms of the season on the PUP list
64 Zamir White, LV 6
65 Sony Michel, LAC 8 has been less effective than Joshua Kelley thus far
66 Kenyan Drake, BAL 10 DN59 can’t get anything going, and that’s w/ Dobbins still out
67 Matt Breida, NYG 9
68 Isaiah Spiller, LAC 8
69 Samaje Perine, CIN 10
70 Ty Montgomery, NE 10 NR on IR w/ a knee injury; eligible to return in Wk 6
Wide receivers
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Cooper Kupp, LAR 7
2 Justin Jefferson, MIN 7 turns out using your best CB to cover Jefferson is beneficial
3 Stefon Diggs, BUF 7
4 Davante Adams, LV 6 bad game; it happens
5 Tyreek Hill, MIA 11 UP7
6 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN 10 DN3 those protection woes are a real concern for the passing game in Cincy
7 Deebo Samuel, SF 9
8 Keenan Allen, LAC 8 DNP in Wk 2 w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
9 Mike Evans, TB 11 ejected from Wk 2 and has been suspended for Wk 3 (pending an appeal)
10 Michael Pittman Jr., IND 14 DNP in Wk 2 w/ a quad injury; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
11 A.J. Brown, PHI 7
12 Jaylen Waddle, MIA 11 UP18 Hill/Waddle is on the short list for best 1-2 WR combo in the NFL
13 D.J. Moore, CAR 13 DN12
14 Tee Higgins, CIN 10
15 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET 6 UP22 no sign his strong close to 2021 was anything other than a legit ascension
16 CeeDee Lamb, DAL 9 DN11
17 Brandin Cooks, HOU 6
18 Courtland Sutton, DEN 9 UP20
19 Diontae Johnson, PIT 9 need to see more from PIT’s offense in Wk 3 or Johnson could drop
20 Terry McLaurin, WAS 14 DN16 w/ Samuel and Dotson around, McLaurin’s production may decline
21 DK Metcalf, SEA 11 same way w/ Metcalf as Johnson; need better QB play
22 Mike Williams, LAC 8 capable of huge things, but he needs more consistency
23 Marquise Brown, ARI 13
24 Jerry Jeudy, DEN 9 suffered a shoulder injury in Wk 2 and did not return; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
25 Allen Robinson, LAR 7 much more involved in Wk 2; had a second TD taken off the board
26 Michael Thomas, NO 14
27 Christian Kirk, JAC 11 UP30 maybe we shouldn’t have laughed at how much the Jags paid him in free agency?
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
28 Gabriel Davis, BUF 7 DNP in Wk 2 w/ an ankle injury; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
29 Amari Cooper, CLE 9 UP33 looked every bit the lynchpin of CLE’s passing game in Wk 2
30 JuJu Smith-Schuster, KC 8
31 Chris Godwin, TB 11 DNP in Wk 2 w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
32 Rashod Bateman, BAL 10 UP35 has a pair of big TD grabs, but the low volume is mildly concerning
33 Curtis Samuel, WAS 14 UP50 looks like he’s carved out a sustainable role in WAS’ offense
34 Adam Thielen, MIN 7
35 Hunter Renfrow, LV 6 may have suffered a concussion on the final play of the game; monitor his status
36 Drake London, ATL 14 UP39
37 DeVonta Smith, PHI 7 UP44
38 Darnell Mooney, CHI 14 DN23 that CHI passing game looks lost
39 Tyler Lockett, SEA 11
40 Jakobi Meyers, NE 10 more than twice as many targets as anyone else in NE for Wk 2
41 Garrett Wilson, NYJ 10
42 Elijah Moore, NYJ 10 DN37 hard to accurately evaluate NYJ WRs until Wilson returns
43 Allen Lazard, GB 14 returned in Wk 2 after missing a game w/ an ankle injury
44 Robert Woods, TEN 6
45 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI 13 suspended until Oct. 20
46 Jahan Dotson, WAS 14 UP48 I still have concerns about the long-term viability of Wentz leading this offense
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
47 Chris Olave, NO 14 UP56
48 Brandon Aiyuk, SF 9 UP53 short term, Aiyuk might be better off w/ Jimmy G at QB
49 Robbie Anderson, CAR 13
50 Jarvis Landry, NO 14 DN46
51 Chase Claypool, PIT 9
52 Treylon Burks, TEN 6 UP59
53 Tyler Boyd, CIN 10 DN47 being the No. 3 WR on a team only works if the offense is clicking
54 Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE 9
55 K.J. Osborn, MIN 7
56 Mecole Hardman, KC 8 right now Kelce is the only sure bet among KC’s pass catchers
57 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, KC 8 DN49
58 George Pickens, PIT 9 DN52
59 Julio Jones, TB 11 DNP in Wk 2 w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
60 Romeo Doubs, GB 14
61 Michael Gallup, DAL 9 missed first 2 gms w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
62 DJ Chark Jr., DET 6 DN58 looks like St. Brown and then everyone else in DET right now
63 Rondale Moore, ARI 13 UP67 missed first 2 gms w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
64 Zay Jones, JAC 11
65 Sterling Shepard, NYG 9 NR
66 Josh Palmer, LAC 8
67 Noah Brown, DAL 9 NR off to a good start, but what will his role be once Gallup returns?
68 Christian Watson, GB 14
69 Van Jefferson, LAR 7 missed first 2 gms w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
70 Russell Gage Jr., TB 11 minimal production in Wk 2 w/ both Godwin & Jones inactive
71 DeVante Parker, NE 10 DN64 zero impact thus far
72 Nico Collins, HOU 6
73 Alec Pierce, IND 14 DNP in Wk 2 w/ a concussion; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
74 Marvin Jones, JAC 11
75 Devin Duvernay, BAL 10 suffered a concussion in Wk 2; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
76 Jameson Williams, DET 6 Williams (knee) will miss at least the first 4 gms on the RES/NFI list as he recovers from a torn ACL
77 Kadarius Toney, NYG 9 DN62
78 Skyy Moore, KC 8
79 Corey Davis, NYJ 10
80 Jauan Jennings, SF 9
Tight ends
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Travis Kelce, KC 8
2 Mark Andrews, BAL 10
3 Kyle Pitts, ATL 14 how is he not being targeted more???
4 George Kittle, SF 9 missed first 2 gms w/ a groin injury; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
5 Darren Waller, LV 6 UP6
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
6 Dalton Schultz, DAL 9 suffered a knee injury late in Wk 2; his status for Wk 3 is TBD
7 Pat Freiermuth, PIT 9
8 T.J. Hockenson, DET 6 DN7
9 Zach Ertz, ARI 13 UP11
10 Dallas Goedert, PHI 7
11 Tyler Higbee, LAR 7 UP19 20 targets through 2 gms
12 Dawson Knox, BUF 7
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
13 Hunter Henry, NE 10
14 David Njoku, CLE 9
15 Mike Gesicki, MIA 11
16 Gerald Everett, LAC 8 UP26 playing well in his return to LA
17 Irv Smith, MIN 7
18 Hayden Hurst, CIN 10 UP22 10 catches on 15 targets through 2 gms
19 Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN 9
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
20 Cole Kmet, CHI 14 DN12 doesn’t have a reception this season
21 Noah Fant, SEA 11 DN16
22 Austin Hooper, TEN 6
23 Evan Engram, JAC 11 UP25
24 Robert Tonyan, GB 14
25 Isaiah Likely, BAL 10
26 Logan Thomas, WAS 14
27 Tyler Conklin, NYJ 10
28 O.J. Howard, HOU 6
29 Juwan Johnson, NO 14 NR
30 Taysom Hill, NO 14
Defensive teams
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Bills, BUF 7 dominant
2 Buccaneers, TB 11
3 Rams, LAR 7 got sloppy late, but this is still an elite group
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
4 Packers, GB 14 that late-game run defense was a bit scary
5 49ers, SF 9
6 Cowboys, DAL 9 UP9 Micah Parsons; that’s it, that’s the note
7 Dolphins, MIA 11
8 Patriots, NE 10
9 Saints, NO 14 DN7
10 Eagles, PHI 7 UP14
11 Chargers, LAC 8
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
12 Steelers, PIT 9
13 Colts, IND 14 DN5 nothing looks good in Indy right now
14 Broncos, DEN 9 UP14
15 Ravens, BAL 10 DN11 woof
16 Chiefs, KC 8
20 Jaguars, JAC 11 NR 6 sacks and 5 INTs in 2 gms; still skeptical, buuuuut…
18 Bengals, CIN 10
19 Browns, CLE 9
17 Vikings, MIN 7 DN17

Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings: Week 2

Forecasting where all of the notable players net out over the remainder of the season.

These fantasy football rankings track a player’s value for the remainder of the season and are intended to be used as a tool, not necessarily a definitive guide to player valuation.

The scoring system is performance PPR. There is no exact science behind season-long rankings, considering all of the variables and situational uncertainties at work.

Rankings key:
UP/DN is trending up or down from week’s ranking.
NR means the player wasn’t ranked last week.
UP/DN numbering shows where the player was ranked the prior week.

Fantasy football rest of season rankings

Quarterbacks
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Josh Allen, BUF 7 looked every bit the MVP frontrunner on TNF
2 Patrick Mahomes, KCC 8 Tyreek who?
3 Justin Herbert, LAC 8
4 Lamar Jackson, BAL 10 weird game from BAL w/ Jackson only running for 17 yds; for now we’ll call it an outlier
5 Jalen Hurts, PHI 7
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
6 Kyler Murray, ARI 13
7 Joe Burrow, CIN 10 looked rusty after missing all of preseason following his appendectomy; also, where was his blocking?
8 Russell Wilson, DEN 9 meh
9 Trey Lance, SF 9
10 Tom Brady, TB 11
11 Kirk Cousins, MIN 7 looked very comfortable running O’Connell’s new offense
12 Matthew Stafford, LAR 7 too early to be concerned, but that was an ugly effort all the way around for LA
13 Aaron Rodgers, GB 14 GB’s offense is a work in progress, though Rodgers’ day could’ve looked much different if Watson catches that ball
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
14 Derek Carr, LV 6 chemistry w/ Adams was immediate, but 5 sacks, 3 INTs, and 2 fumbles won’t get it done
15 Trevor Lawrence, JAC 11
16 Tua Tagovailoa, MIA 11 you have my curiosity…
17 Matt Ryan, IND 14
18 Dak Prescott, DAL 9 suffered a thumb injury in Wk 1; he’ll undergo surgery and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks
19 Justin Fields, CHI 14
20 Ryan Tannehill, TEN 6
21 Jameis Winston, NO 14 shook off a slow start to have a solid afternoon; there’s talent around him in NO
22 Carson Wentz, WAS 14
23 Mac Jones, NE 10 picked up a back injury in Wk 1 but played through it; X-rays were negative
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
24 Daniel Jones, NYG 9
25 Jared Goff, DET 6
26 Davis Mills, HOU 6
27 Marcus Mariota, ATL 14 running for 72 yds in Wk 1 at least puts him on the radar
28 Baker Mayfield, CAR 13
29 Zach Wilson, NYJ 10 DNP in Wk 1 due to a knee injury; he’s not expected to return prior to Wk 4
30 Cooper Rush, DAL 9 he’s lined up to start until Prescott returns from thumb surgery
31 Jacoby Brissett, CLE 9
32 Mitchell Trubisky, PIT 9
33 Geno Smith, SEA 11
34 Deshaun Watson, CLE 9 suspended until Dec. 4
35 Kenny Pickett, PIT 9
36 Desmond Ridder, ATL 14
Running backs
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Jonathan Taylor, IND 14
2 Austin Ekeler, LAC 8 didn’t find much room to operate vs LV
3 Christian McCaffrey, CAR 13 a modest 14 touches in Wk 1
4 Derrick Henry, TEN 6
5 Joe Mixon, CIN 10
6 Dalvin Cook, MIN 7
7 Nick Chubb, CLE 9 CLE’s offense is going to flow through Chubb and Hunt, at least until Watson is back
8 Alvin Kamara, NO 14 Wk 1 was just the 2nd time in Kamara’s last 20 gms he’s had fewer than 10 carries
9 Najee Harris, PIT 9 suffered a foot injury in Wk 1 but tests came back OK; he should be able to play in Wk 2
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
10 D’Andre Swift, DET 6 tons of talent; he just needs to stay healthy
11 Saquon Barkley, NYG 9 looked like the old Barkley … at least for one week
12 Leonard Fournette, TB 11
13 Javonte Williams, DEN 9 had 18 touches to Gordon’s 14; expect things to skew a bit more to Williams as the season progresses
14 Aaron Jones, GB 14 only eight touches in Wk 1; look for GB to course correct in Wk 2
15 James Conner, ARI 13
16 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL 9 could his role expand w/ Prescott out of action?
17 David Montgomery, CHI 14 was far less effective than Herbert in the slop, but he got more than twice as many touches
18 Travis Etienne, JAC 11 showed explosiveness but had 2 bad plays and finished the day w/ only 6 touches
19 J.K. Dobbins, BAL 10 DNP in Wk 1 w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 2 is TBD
20 Breece Hall, NYJ 10
21 AJ Dillon, GB 14 Dillon/Jones = the strength of GB’s offense right now
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
22 Antonio Gibson, WAS 14 gotta like that involvement in the passing game
23 Kareem Hunt, CLE 9
24 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC 8 produced 2 TDs in Wk 1, but he only had 10 touches
25 Chase Edmonds, MIA 11
26 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL 14 not sure that kind of workload is sustainable, but Patterson impressed in Wk 1
27 Josh Jacobs, LV 6
28 Devin Singletary, BUF 7 very much felt like the Josh Allen Show w/ only 15 RB carries vs 36 combined passes/Allen runs in Wk 1
29 Miles Sanders, PHI 7
30 Dameon Pierce, HOU 6
31 Damien Harris, NE 10
32 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE 10
33 Cam Akers, LAR 7 played just 12 snaps in Wk 1; better start “maximizing” those opportunities
34 Tony Pollard, DAL 9
35 James Robinson, JAC 11 led the team in touches (12) and scored both TDs
36 Darrell Henderson, LAR 7 he took the vast majority of the snaps in Wk 1, logging 18 touches to Akers’ 3, but I worry about his durability
37 Rashaad Penny, SEA 11
38 Melvin Gordon III, DEN 9 still has issues w/ fumbling…
39 Michael Carter, NYJ 10
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
40 Kenneth Walker III, SEA 11 DNP in Wk 1 w/ a hernia; his status for Wk 2 is TBD
41 Jeff Wilson, SF 14 steps into the nominal RB1 role w/ Mitchell out
42 Nyheim Hines, IND 14
43 Isiah Pacheco, KC 8 led KC in carries in Wk 1, albeit in a blowout
44 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI 7
45 Jamaal Williams, DET 6 does all the dirty work and is a nice piece to have in case Swift gets hurt again
46 Khalil Herbert, CHI 14 ran effectively and is unlikely to disappear like he did under the previous regime
47 Rachaad White, TB 11
48 J.D. McKissic, WAS 14 if Gibson and Samuel are going to feature in the short passing game, where does that leave McKissic?
49 Alexander Mattison, MIN 7
50 James Cook, BUF 7 that is NOT how you earn more playing time in the NFL…
51 Raheem Mostert, MIA 11
52 Mark Ingram, NO 14
53 Zack Moss, BUF 7 his 12 touches led BUF’s RBs in Wk 1
54 Tyrion Davis-Price, SF 9 inactive in Wk 1 via coach’s decision; we’ll see what his role is now that Mitchell is out
55 Rex Burkhead, HOU 6
56 Brian Robinson Jr., WAS 14 will miss at least the first 4 gms w/ a knee injury; he could return in Wk 5
57 Tyler Allgeier, ATL 14 inactive in Wk 1 via coach’s decision
58 Jerick McKinnon, KC 8
59 Kenyan Drake, BAL 10
63 Dontrell Hilliard, TEN 6 had a couple big catches, but I need to see sustained involvement to move him up much
60 Eno Benjamin, ARI 13 one of the few bright spots for ARI in Wk 1
61 Elijah Mitchell, SF 9 suffered a sprained MCL in Wk 1; he’s expected to miss around 2 months
62 Ameer Abdullah, LV 6
68 Gus Edwards, BAL 10 Edwards (knee) will miss at least the first 4 gms of the season on the PUP list
64 Zamir White, LV 6
65 Sony Michel, LAC 8
66 Darrel Williams, ARI 13
67 Matt Breida, NYG 9
69 Isaiah Spiller, LAC 8
70 Samaje Perine, CIN 10
Wide receivers
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Cooper Kupp, LAR 7 was a one-man wrecking crew on TNF
2 Justin Jefferson, MIN 7 Green Bay’s game plan to leave Jefferson open all day was a bold one
3 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN 10
4 Stefon Diggs, BUF 7 his work against Jalen Ramsey was impressive
5 Davante Adams, LV 6 targeted on 17 of Carr’s 35 passes
6 Deebo Samuel, SF 9 expect more carries from Samuel w/ Mitchell lost for several weeks
7 Tyreek Hill, MIA 11
8 Keenan Allen, LAC 8 suffered a hamstring injury in Wk 1 and did not return; he’s a long shot to play on TNF in Wk 2
9 Mike Evans, TB 11
10 Michael Pittman Jr., IND 14
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
11 CeeDee Lamb, DAL 9 losing Prescott could be a big deal for Lamb, who did little in Wk 1
12 D.J. Moore, CAR 13
13 A.J. Brown, PHI 7 13 targets for Brown in Wk 1, 19 for everyone else
14 Tee Higgins, CIN 10 suffered a concussion in Wk 1 and did not return; his status for Wk 2 is TBD
15 Brandin Cooks, HOU 6
16 Terry McLaurin, WAS 14
17 Diontae Johnson, PIT 9 double-digit looks for Johnson in Wk 1 as he’s still clearly the top receiver option in PIT
18 Jaylen Waddle, MIA 11
19 DK Metcalf, SEA 11
20 Courtland Sutton, DEN 9 saw an identical 7 targets to Jeudy; we’ll see who emerges as Wilson’s go-to guy
21 Mike Williams, LAC 8 Herbert’s willingness to simply throw to whoever is open could be a problem for Williams
22 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET 6
23 Darnell Mooney, CHI 14 we’ll blame the weather for Mooney’s one-catch performance in Wk 1
24 Marquise Brown, ARI 13
25 Jerry Jeudy, DEN 9
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
26 Allen Robinson, LAR 7 that was not the debut fantasy owners were looking for after last year’s disaster
27 Michael Thomas, NO 14 looks like he can still play
28 Gabriel Davis, BUF 7 pretty much picked up where he left off in last year’s playoffs
29 JuJu Smith-Schuster, KC 8
30 Christian Kirk, JAC 11 strong debut for Kirk in JAC
31 Chris Godwin, TB 11 suffered a hamstring injury in Wk 1 and did not return; he could miss a few weeks
32 Adam Thielen, MIN 7
33 Amari Cooper, CLE 9 not moving Cooper yet, but Brissett inspires little confidence
34 Hunter Renfrow, LV 6
35 Rashod Bateman, BAL 10
36 Tyler Lockett, SEA 11 I have far more faith in Metcalf making some big plays than Lockett w/ Smith at the helm
37 Elijah Moore, NYJ 10
38 Jakobi Meyers, NE 10 still looked to be Jones’ top read, though that offense scuffled all day in MIA
39 Drake London, ATL 14
40 Garrett Wilson, NYJ 10
41 Allen Lazard, GB 14 DNP in Wk 1 w/ an ankle injury; his status for Wk 2 is TBD
42 Robert Woods, TEN 6 only targeted twice in TEN’s Wk 1 loss
43 DeVonta Smith, PHI 7
44 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI 13 suspended until Oct. 20
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
45 Robbie Anderson, CAR 13 he’s probably happy that Mayfield replaced Darnold
46 Jarvis Landry, NO 14
47 Tyler Boyd, CIN 10
48 Jahan Dotson, WAS 14 scored twice in his NFL debut but finished 4th in targets
49 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, KC 8
50 Curtis Samuel, WAS 14 11 targets and 4 carries; he’d be a waiver wire priority this week
51 Chase Claypool, PIT 9
52 George Pickens, PIT 9 did next to nothing in his debut
53 Brandon Aiyuk, SF 9
54 Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE 9 DPJ was thrown to 11 times on Sunday; nobody else got more than 6 targets
55 K.J. Osborn, MIN 7 I wonder if we’re just gonna see more Jefferson and less Thielen/Osborn in 2022
56 Chris Olave, NO 14
57 Mecole Hardman, KC 8
58 DJ Chark Jr., DET 6 got 8 looks and scored a TD in his first game w/ DET; there’s some potential here if he can stay healthy
59 Treylon Burks, TEN 6
60 Julio Jones, TB 11 “he looks like Julio Jones” — Cris Collinsworth (repeatedly)
61 Romeo Doubs, GB 14