2022 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings

Check out our preliminary PPR rankings ahead of the official June 1 release.

The Huddle’s official 2022 fantasy football rankings will be available via our premium membership as of June 1, customizable to your league’s scoring system. The following full-point PPR rankings are meant to tide over gamers until then and will not be updated after the premium package goes live.

 

2022 fantasy football rookie dynasty/keeper rankings

Which rookies have the most long-term fantasy football value?

Looking for fantasy football rookie rankings for your dynasty or partial-keeper league? We have you covered.

Of course, injuries and radical personnel changes cannot be forecasted with much certainty. Variations in league settings and scoring formats notwithstanding, here are snapshot rankings depicting how the top rookies stack up for the long haul.

Dynasty fantasy football rankings by position

Rnd Player Pos Tm Rnd Player Pos Tm
1 Kenny Pickett QB PIT 1 Treylon Burks WR TEN
2 Desmond Ridder QB ATL 2 Drake London WR ATL
3 Matt Corral QB CAR 3 Chris Olave WR NO
4 Malik Willis QB TEN 4 Skyy Moore WR KC
5 Sam Howell QB WAS 5 Christian Watson WR GB
6 Bailey Zappe QB NE 6 Garrett Wilson WR NYJ
7 Skylar Thompson QB MIA 7 Jahan Dotson WR WAS
8 Brock Purdy QB SF 8 Alec Pierce WR IND
9 Chris Oladokun QB PIT 9 Jameson Williams WR DET
Rnd Player Pos Tm 10 Jalen Tolbert WR DAL
1 Breece Hall RB NYJ 11 David Bell WR CLE
2 Dameon Pierce RB HOU 12 George Pickens WR PIT
3 Kenneth Walker RB SEA 13 Tyquan Thornton WR NE
4 Tyler Allgeier RB ATL 14 Wan’Dale Robinson WR NYG
5 Keaontay Ingram RB ARI 15 John Metchie WR HOU
6 Isaiah Spiller RB LAC 16 Kyle Philips WR TEN
7 Hassan Haskins RB TEN 17 Velus Jones WR CHI
8 James Cook RB BUF 18 Justyn Ross WR KC
9 Brian Robinson RB WAS 19 Danny Gray WR SF
10 Zamir White RB LV 20 Calvin Austin WR PIT
11 Rachaad White RB TB 21 Erik Ezukanma WR MIA
12 Jerome Ford RB CLE 22 Romeo Doubs WR GB
13 Snoop Conner RB JAX 23 Khalil Shakir WR BUF
14 Kyren Williams RB LAR 24 Montrell Washington WR DEN
15 Tyler Badie RB BAL 25 Jalen Nailor WR MIN
16 Trestan Ebner RB CHI 26 Michael Woods WR CLE
17 Tyrion Davis-Price RB SF 27 Bo Melton WR SEA
18 Pierre Strong RB NE 28 Dareke Young WR SEA
19 Kevin Harris RB NE 29 Samori Toure WR GB
20 Ty Chandler RB MIN
21 Isaih Pacheco RB KC
22 Brittain Brown RB LV
23 Zander Horvath RB LAC
Rnd Player Pos Tm
1 Trey McBride TE ARI
2 Jelani Woods TE IND
3 Chigoziem Okonkwo TE TEN
4 Daniel Bellinger TE NYG
5 Cole Turner TE WAS
6 Cade Otton TE TB
7 Greg Dulcich TE DEN
8 Jake Ferguson TE DAL
9 Charlie Kolar TE BAL
10 Jeremy Ruckert TE NYJ
11 Grant Calcaterra TE PHI
12 John FitzPatrick TE ATL
13 Teagan Quitoriano TE HOU
14 James Mitchell TE DET
15 Ko Kieft TE TB
16 Isaiah Likely TE BAL
17 Nick Muse TE MIN
18 Andrew Ogletree TE IND
19 Connor Heyward TE/FB PIT

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Dynasty rankings mixed positions

Rnd Player Pos Tm Rnd Player Pos Tm
1 Breece Hall RB NYJ 31 Jalen Tolbert WR DAL
2 Drake London WR ATL 32 David Bell WR CLE
3 Skyy Moore WR KC 33 Calvin Austin WR PIT
4 Jameson Williams WR DET 34 Cade Otton TE TB
5 Kenneth Walker RB SEA 35 Kyren Williams RB LAR
6 Hassan Haskins RB TEN 36 Snoop Conner RB JAX
7 Garrett Wilson WR NYJ 37 Wan’Dale Robinson WR NYG
8 Treylon Burks WR TEN 38 Justyn Ross WR KC
9 Chris Olave WR NO 39 Romeo Doubs WR GB
10 Tyler Allgeier RB ATL 40 Sam Howell QB WAS
Rnd Player Pos Tm Rnd Player Pos Tm
11 John Metchie WR HOU 41 Tyler Badie RB BAL
12 George Pickens WR PIT 42 Jake Ferguson TE DAL
13 Jahan Dotson WR WAS 43 Greg Dulcich TE DEN
14 Kenny Pickett QB PIT 44 Tyrion Davis-Price RB SF
15 Desmond Ridder QB ATL 45 Kyle Philips WR TEN
16 Malik Willis QB TEN 46 Tyquan Thornton WR NE
17 Zamir White RB LV 47 Jelani Woods TE IND
18 Dameon Pierce RB HOU 48 Danny Gray WR SF
19 Keaontay Ingram RB ARI 49 Khalil Shakir WR BUF
20 Isaiah Spiller RB LAC 50 Velus Jones WR CHI
Rnd Player Pos Tm Rnd Player Pos Tm
21 Brian Robinson RB WAS 51 Pierre Strong RB NE
22 James Cook RB BUF 52 Daniel Bellinger TE NYG
23 Trey McBride TE ARI 53 Charlie Kolar TE BAL
24 Alec Pierce WR IND 54 Bailey Zappe QB NE
25 Christian Watson WR GB 55 John FitzPatrick TE ATL
26 Rachaad White RB TB 56 Isaiah Likely TE BAL
27 Cole Turner TE WAS 57 Jeremy Ruckert TE NYJ
28 Jerome Ford RB CLE
29 Chigoziem Okonkwo TE TEN
30 Matt Corral QB CAR

Fantasy football playoff draft player rankings

Draft rankings for fantasy football playoff leagues.

Wild Card Weekend schedule

Saturday, Jan. 15

Las Vegas Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals (4:30 p.m. EST)
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (8:15 p.m. EST)

Sunday, Jan. 16

Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1:00 p.m. EST)
San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys (4:30 p.m. EST)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs (8:15 p.m. EST)

Monday, Jan. 17

Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams (8:15 p.m. EST)

Bye weeks: Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers

Playoff draft rankings (entire playoff run)

Rk Pos Name Team Rk Pos Name Team
1 QB Patrick Mahomes KC 1 WR Davante Adams GB
2 QB Dak Prescott DAL 2 WR Tyreek Hill KC
3 QB Joe Burrow CIN 3 WR Ja’Marr Chase CIN
4 QB Aaron Rodgers GB 4 WR Cooper Kupp LAR
5 QB Josh Allen BUF 5 WR Tee Higgins CIN
6 QB Tom Brady TB 6 WR CeeDee Lamb DAL
7 QB Matthew Stafford LAR 7 WR Stefon Diggs BUF
8 QB Jalen Hurts PHI 8 WR Mike Evans TB
9 QB Kyler Murray ARI 9 WR Amari Cooper DAL
10 QB Derek Carr LVR 10 WR Tyler Boyd CIN
11 QB Jimmy Garoppolo SF 11 WR Allen Lazard GB
12 QB B. Roethlisberger PIT 12 WR Cedrick Wilson DAL
13 QB Ryan Tannehill TEN 13 WR Mecole Hardman KC
14 QB Mac Jones NE 14 WR Deebo Samuel SF
15 QB Marcus Mariota LVR 15 WR O. Beckham Jr. LAR
16 QB Trey Lance SF 16 WR Cole Beasley BUF
17 QB Chad Henne KC 17 WR M. Valdes-Scantling GB
18 QB Brandon Allen CIN 18 WR Hunter Renfrow LVR
19 QB Cooper Rush DAL 19 WR DeVonta Smith PHI
20 QB Mason Rudolph PIT 20 WR A.J. Brown TEN
21 QB Gardner Minshew PHI 21 WR Diontae Johnson PIT
22 QB Colt McCoy ARI 22 WR Van Jefferson LAR
23 QB Brian Hoyer NE 23 WR Brandon Aiyuk SF
24 QB M. Trubisky BUF 24 WR Byron Pringle KC
25 QB Blaine Gabbert TB 25 WR Demarcus Robinson KC
26 QB Jordan Love GB 26 WR Gabriel Davis BUF
27 QB John Wolford LAR 27 WR Kendrick Bourne NE
28 QB Logan Woodside TEN 28 WR N. Westbrook-Ikhine TEN
Rk Pos Name Team 29 WR A.J. Green ARI
1 RB Aaron Jones GB 30 WR Julio Jones TEN
2 RB Joe Mixon CIN 31 WR Zay Jones LVR
3 RB Darrel Williams KC 32 WR Jakobi Meyers NE
4 RB Ezekiel Elliott DAL 33 WR Christian Kirk ARI
5 RB Sony Michel LAR 34 WR Chase Claypool PIT
6 RB D. Singletary BUF 35 WR Bryan Edwards LVR
7 RB L. Fournette TB 36 WR E. Sanders BUF
8 RB AJ Dillon GB 37 WR B. Perriman TB
9 RB Derrick Henry TEN 38 WR Randall Cobb GB
10 RB Najee Harris PIT 39 WR Scotty Miller TB
11 RB Tony Pollard DAL 40 WR Nelson Agholor NE
INJ-TBD RB C. Edwards-Helaire KC 41 WR Isaiah McKenzie BUF
12 RB Josh Jacobs LVR 42 WR Rondale Moore ARI
13 RB James Conner ARI 43 WR Tyler Johnson TB
14 RB Elijah Mitchell SF 44 WR Cyril Grayson TB
15 RB Damien Harris NE 45 WR Ben Skowronek LAR
INJ-TBD RB Chase Edmonds ARI 46 WR Jauan Jennings SF
16 RB D’Onta Foreman TEN 47 WR J. Washington PIT
17 RB R. Stevenson NE 48 WR Antoine Wesley ARI
18 RB Boston Scott PHI 49 WR Jaelon Darden TB
19 RB Brandon Bolden NE 50 WR DeSean Jackson LVR
20 RB Cam Akers LAR 51 WR Ray-Ray McCloud PIT
INJ-TBD RB Miles Sanders PHI 52 WR Jalen Reagor PHI
21 RB Jeff Wilson Jr. SF 53 WR Quez Watkins PHI
22 RB Dontrell Hilliard TEN 54 WR Chester Rogers TEN
23 RB Derrick Gore KC 55 WR Noah Brown DAL
24 RB Peyton Barber LVR 56 WR N’Keal Harry NE
25 RB Kenneth Gainwell PHI 57 WR E. St. Brown GB
26 RB Jordan Howard PHI 58 WR Malik Turner DAL
27 RB Samaje Perine CIN 59 WR Josh Gordon KC
28 RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn TB 60 WR K. Wilkerson NE
29 RB Matt Breida BUF 61 WR Jaydon Mickens TB
30 RB Zack Moss BUF 62 WR Trent Sherfield SF
31 RB Le’Veon Bell TB 63 WR Greg Ward Jr. PHI
32 RB Patrick Taylor Jr. GB 64 WR Amari Rodgers GB
33 RB Trayveon Williams CIN 65 WR Mike Thomas CIN
34 RB Reggie Gilliam BUF 66 WR Juwann Winfree GB
35 RB JaQuan Hardy DAL 67 WR Cody White PIT
36 RB Kyle Juszczyk SF 68 WR Jake Kumerow BUF
37 RB JaMycal Hasty SF 69 WR Racey McMath TEN
INJ-TBD RB Ronald Jones TB 70 WR Trenton Irwin CIN
38 RB Benny Snell Jr. PIT 71 WR Tyron Johnson LVR
39 RB Chris Evans CIN 72 WR J. Arcega-Whiteside PHI
40 RB Jerick McKinnon KC 73 WR Greg Dortch ARI
41 RB Jalen Richard LVR 74 WR Dez Fitzpatrick TEN
42 RB Corey Clement DAL 75 WR Trent Taylor CIN
43 RB J.J. Taylor NE 76 WR G. Olszewski NE
44 RB Kalen Ballage PIT 77 WR Andy Isabella ARI
45 RB Jason Huntley PHI INJ-TBD WR DeAndre Hopkins ARI
46 RB Jonathan Ward ARI Rk Pos Name Team
47 RB Michael Burton KC 1 PK Harrison Butker KC
48 RB Jakob Johnson NE 2 PK Evan McPherson CIN
49 RB Derek Watt PIT 3 PK Mason Crosby GB
50 RB Jacques Patrick SF 4 PK Greg Zuerlein DAL
INJ-TBD RB Darrell Henderson LAR 5 PK Matt Gay LAR
Rk Pos Name Team 6 PK Tyler Bass BUF
1 TE Travis Kelce KC 7 PK Ryan Succop TB
2 TE Dalton Schultz DAL 8 PK Daniel Carlson LVR
3 TE Rob Gronkowski TB 9 PK Chris Boswell PIT
4 TE Dawson Knox BUF 10 PK Nick Folk NE
5 TE George Kittle SF 11 PK Matt Prater ARI
6 TE Tyler Higbee LAR 12 PK Jake Elliott PHI
7 TE Dallas Goedert PHI 13 PK Randy Bullock TEN
8 TE Blake Jarwin DAL 14 PK Robbie Gould SF
9 TE Darren Waller LVR Rk Pos Name Team
10 TE C.J. Uzomah CIN 1 DT Cowboys DAL
11 TE Josiah Deguara GB 2 DT Packers GB
12 TE Zach Ertz PHI 3 DT Chiefs KC
13 TE Hunter Henry NE 4 DT Bengals CIN
14 TE Pat Freiermuth PIT 5 DT Bills BUF
15 TE Cameron Brate TB 6 DT Buccaneers TB
16 TE Marcedes Lewis GB 7 DT Rams LAR
17 TE Geoff Swaim TEN 8 DT Cardinals ARI
18 TE Foster Moreau LVR 9 DT Titans TEN
19 TE Anthony Firkser TEN 10 DT 49ers SF
20 TE Jonnu Smith NE 11 DT Steelers PIT
21 TE Blake Bell KC 12 DT Patriots NE
22 TE O.J. Howard TB 13 DT Eagles PHI
23 TE Noah Gray KC 14 DT Raiders LVR
24 TE Drew Sample CIN
25 TE Tommy Sweeney BUF
26 TE Ross Dwelley SF
27 TE Zach Gentry PIT
28 TE Kendall Blanton LAR
29 TE Jeremy Sprinkle DAL
30 TE Richard Rodgers PHI
31 TE Derek Carrier LVR
32 TE Charlie Woerner SF
33 TE Jack Stoll PHI

Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings: 2021 finale

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.

Note: This is the final release of the rankings for 2021. It will return in 2022. Best of luck in the fantasy playoffs!

Fantasy football rest of season rankings

Quarterbacks
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Josh Allen, BUF 7
2 Kyler Murray, ARI 12 returned in Wk 13 after missing three games w/ an ankle injury
3 Tom Brady, TB 9
4 Lamar Jackson, BAL 8 DN3 his running is great, but after 13 weeks he has accounted for 17 TDs (no rushing TDs since Wk 2)
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
5 Justin Herbert, LAC 7 he’ll have some poor outings, but his ceiling is as high as anyone each week
6 Aaron Rodgers, GB 13
7 Matthew Stafford, LAR 11 UP9
8 Dak Prescott, DAL 7 hasn’t thrown more than two TD passes in a game since Oct. 17
9 Patrick Mahomes, KC 12 DN5 he’s now thrown 0 or 1 TD passes in 5 of his last 6 games; his 5 TD game v LV looks like an outlier
10 Jalen Hurts, PHI 14 DNP in Wk 13 w/ an ankle injury; his status for Wk 15 is TBD
11 Kirk Cousins, MIN 7
12 Joe Burrow, CIN 10 suffered a pinkie injury but played through it; his numbers were hurt by Chase’s dropped TD into an INT
13 Russell Wilson, SEA 9 UP14 it was shaky at times, but Wk 13 still felt like a step in the right direction for SEA’s offense
14 Taysom Hill, NO 6 UP29 made the start in Wk 13; he was inaccurate after a finger injury and mistake prone, but at least he ran
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
15 Matt Ryan, ATL 6
16 Derek Carr, LV 8 DN13 the deep ball was not back, baby!
17 Mac Jones, NE 14 lol
18 Ben Roethlisberger, PIT 7
19 Taylor Heinicke, WAS 9 UP20
20 Carson Wentz, IND 14 if IND can control and win games w/ the running game, they will; that can play havoc on Wentz’s weekly value
21 Tua Tagovailoa, MIA 14
22 Cam Newton, CAR 13 will be interesting to see what the dismissal of OC Joe Brady means for CAR’s offense
23 Justin Fields, CHI 10 DN18 missed last two games w/ a rib injury; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
24 Ryan Tannehill, TEN 13
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
25 Jimmy Garoppolo, SF 6
26 Daniel Jones, NYG 10 DN23 DNP in Wk 13 w/ a neck injury; he’s unlikely to play in Wk 14 and could be out longer
27 Trevor Lawrence, JAC 7 honestly, is he any better than he was when he suited up for Wk 1?
28 Zach Wilson, NYJ 6 UP31
29 Teddy Bridgewater, DEN 11
30 Baker Mayfield, CLE 13 it seems unlikely given what we’ve seen, but remember that Mayfield was great last December
31 Jared Goff, DET 9
32 Davis Mills, HOU 10 NR w/ Taylor hurt, Mills may start the rest of HOU’s games this season
33 Tyrod Taylor, HOU 10 DN28 suffered a wrist injury in Wk 13 and did not return; he may have taken his last snap as QB1 in HOU
34 Gardner Minshew, PHI 14 NR
35 Trey Lance, SF 6
36 Mike Glennon, NYG 10 NR who knows when Jones will suit up again this season; Glennon is dealing w/ a concussion of his own
Running backs
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Jonathan Taylor, IND 14 it’s really Taylor and then everybody else at this point
2 Austin Ekeler, LAC 7 UP3 had a couple of fumbles but scored his 15th TD
3 Nick Chubb, CLE 13
4 Joe Mixon, CIN 10
5 Alvin Kamara, NO 6 DN4 missed his fourth straight game w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
6 Najee Harris, PIT 7
7 Elijah Mitchell, SF 6 how he didn’t get concussed in SEA is beyond me
8 D’Andre Swift, DET 9 DN6 DNP in Wk 13 w/ a shoulder injury; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
9 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL 6 if you can run effectively v TB you can run on anybody
10 Antonio Gibson, WAS 9
11 Leonard Fournette, TB 9 UP13
12 Aaron Jones, GB 13 what will the carry distribution w/ Jones and Dillon look like over the final five games?
13 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC 12
14 Dalvin Cook, MIN 7 UP18 DNP in Wk 13 w/ a shoulder injury; he could return in Wk 15
15 Kareem Hunt, CLE 13
16 David Montgomery, CHI 10 UP20 he’s back to being the centerpiece of CHI’s offense
17 Javonte Williams, DEN 11 UP22 had a huge game on SNF; you wonder if DEN shouldn’t up his share of the RB split going forward
18 Darrell Henderson, LAR 11 was active in Wk 13 but did not play from scrimmage w/ a thigh injury; he should play in Wk 14
19 James Conner, ARI 12 DN14 Edmonds should return in Wk 14, pushing Conner back into a 1a/1b situation
20 AJ Dillon, GB 13
21 James Robinson, JAC 7 DN11 fumbling issues are becoming a concern; he’s also dealing w/ some nagging injuries
22 Josh Jacobs, LV 8 UP26 w/ Drake (ankle) lost for the year, Jacobs should see more work in the passing game
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
23 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL 7 DN19 there’s no burst w/ Elliott right now; it’s hard to understand the logic behind not trying to get him fully healthy
24 Chase Edmonds, ARI 12 UP28 on IR w/ an ankle injury; he’s expected to return in Wk 14
25 Miles Sanders, PHI 14 suffered an ankle injury in Wk 13 and did not return; his status for Wk 15 is TBD
26 Devonta Freeman, BAL 8 UP30
27 Damien Harris, NE 14 DN23 suffered a hamstring injury in Wk 13; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
28 Melvin Gordon III, DEN 11 DN24 DNP in Wk 13 w/ hip and shoulder injuries; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
29 Chuba Hubbard, CAR 13
30 Saquon Barkley, NYG 10
31 Myles Gaskin, MIA 14
32 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE 14 UP37 could be looking at a lot of work in the weeks ahead if Harris is limited or needs to sit out
33 Tony Pollard, DAL 7
34 Alexander Mattison, MIN 7 DN31 could losing to DET cause the Vikings to accelerate Cook’s return?
35 Boston Scott, PHI 14 was active in Wk 13 but did not play from scrimmage due to illness; he should be good to go in Wk 15
36 D’Onta Foreman, TEN 13
37 J.D. McKissic, WAS 9 DN36 DNP in Wk 13 w/ a concussion; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
38 Mark Ingram, NO 6 returned in Wk 13 after missing previous game w/ a knee injury
39 Jamaal Williams, DET 9 UP43 doesn’t sound like DET will shut down Swift, but we could see more of Williams down the stretch
40 Devin Singletary, BUF 7
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
41 Derrick Henry, TEN 13 on IR w/ a foot injury; he’s expected to miss 6-10 weeks
42 Alex Collins, SEA 9 DN33 DNP in Wk 13 w/ an abdominal injury; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
43 Zack Moss, BUF 7
44 Sony Michel, LAR 11 ran very effectively in Henderson’s absence in Wk 13
45 Tevin Coleman, NYJ 6 UP51 got 11 of the 13 RB carries in Wk 13
46 Dontrell Hilliard, TEN 13
47 Darrel Williams, KC 12 UP52
48 Rex Burkhead, HOU 10 operating as RB1 in HOU, but the Texans’ offense is awful, so…
49 Michael Carter, NYJ 6 DN41 on IR w/ an ankle injury; he’s eligible to return in Wk 15
50 Carlos Hyde, JAC 7 UP63 Robinson has opened the door w/ his fumbles (even though Hyde had a fumble of his own)
51 Matt Breida, BUF 7
52 David Johnson, HOU 10 DNP in Wk 13 w/ a thigh injury; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
53 Latavius Murray, BAL 8 DN48 his role keeps getting smaller
54 Jeff Wilson, SF 6 suffered a knee injury in Wk 13 and did not receive any touches; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
55 Jordan Howard, PHI 14 DN50 missed last two games w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 15 is TBD
56 Ronald Jones, TB 9 played sparingly in Wk 13 while dealing w/ an illness
57 Nyheim Hines, IND 14
58 Peyton Barber, LV 8 NR enters the rankings following the season-ending injury to Kenyan Drake
59 Phillip Lindsay, MIA 14 DNP in Wk 13 w/ an ankle injury; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
60 Samaje Perine, CIN 10
61 Ty Johnson, NYJ 6 DN56
62 Rashad Penny, SEA 9 NR you just know SEA would love to get something out of Penny
63 Khalil Herbert, CHI 10
64 Devontae Booker, NYG 10 UP67
65 D’Ernest Johnson, CLE 13
66 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI 14 had a big day in Wk 13 w/ Howard (knee) inactive and Scott sick; will his role return to almost zero in Wk 15?
67 Adrian Peterson, SEA 9 NR ran 11 times and scored in his SEA debut but managed just 16 yards
68 Mike Davis, ATL 6
69 Giovani Bernard, TB 9
70 Justin Jackson, LAC 7 NR he gets the nod as LAC RB2 in the final rankings of 2021
Wide receivers
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Cooper Kupp, LAR 11
2 Davante Adams, GB 13
3 Justin Jefferson, MIN 7 will be interesting to see what he does w/o Thielen
4 Stefon Diggs, BUF 7
5 Tyreek Hill, KC 12 DN4 has had less than 50 yds receiving in three of his last six games
6 Keenan Allen, LAC 7 placed on the COVID list but could be cleared in time to play in Wk 14
7 Mike Evans, TB 9 UP9
8 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI 12 returned in Wk 13 after missing three games w/ a hamstring injury
9 Diontae Johnson, PIT 7 UP12
10 Deebo Samuel, SF 6 DNP in Wk 13 w/ a groin injury; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
11 CeeDee Lamb, DAL 7 returned in Wk 13 after missing previous game w/ a concussion
12 Chris Godwin, TB 9 UP15 who knows if Antonio Brown plays another snap for TB; even if he does, it won’t be before Wk 16
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
13 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN 10 DN10 dropped a TD that turned into an INT; has between 30 and 55 yds in five straight games
14 Michael Pittman Jr., IND 14
15 Jaylen Waddle, MIA 14 UP22 quietly having a really strong rookie season
16 Terry McLaurin, WAS 9 DN13
17 Chase Claypool, PIT 7
18 Adam Thielen, MIN 7 DN14 suffered a high-ankle sprain in Wk 13; he’s likely to miss time
19 Marquise Brown, BAL 8 what happened to BAL’s vertical passing game?
20 DK Metcalf, SEA 9 DN17
21 Mike Williams, LAC 7 UP25 as Williams goes, so go the Chargers
22 D.J. Moore, CAR 13
23 Tee Higgins, CIN 10 UP26 he’s been outproducing Chase over the last month-plus
24 Tyler Lockett, SEA 9
25 Amari Cooper, DAL 7 returned in Wk 13 after missing previous two games w/ COVID
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
26 Hunter Renfrow, LV 8 UP30 he’s the top target in LV as long as Waller’s knee is an issue
27 Brandin Cooks, HOU 10 DN23
28 Darnell Mooney, CHI 10
29 Elijah Moore, NYJ 6 UP39
30 Jerry Jeudy, DEN 11
31 Julio Jones, TEN 13 on IR w/ a hamstring injury; he’s eligible to return in Wk 14
32 Van Jefferson, LAR 11 UP37 feels like he’s WR2 ahead of OBJ
33 A.J. Green, ARI 12
34 Jarvis Landry, CLE 13
35 Brandon Aiyuk, SF 6
36 Odell Beckham Jr., LAR 11 two TDs in the three games w/ LA; he’s dealing with a hip injury, though
37 DeVonta Smith, PHI 14 DN31
38 A.J. Brown, TEN 13 on IR w/ a chest injury; he’s eligible to return in Wk 16
39 Kenny Golladay, NYG 10 suffered a rib injury in Wk 13; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
40 Cole Beasley, BUF 7
41 Tyler Boyd, CIN 10 UP50 he’s gonna be hit or miss every week, but there’s always playable upside
42 Christian Kirk, ARI 12
43 Emmanuel Sanders, BUF 7
44 Rashad Bateman, BAL 8 DN41 just 60 yds receiving combined over his last three games; that speaks to an inconsistent role
45 Curtis Samuel, WAS 9 not doing much since returning, but he has time to make plays down the stretch
46 Calvin Ridley, ATL 6 out indefinitely for mental health reasons
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
47 Jakobi Meyers, NE 14
48 DeVante Parker, MIA 14 UP78 returned in Wk 13 after missing four games w/ shoulder and hamstring injuries
49 Russell Gage Jr., ATL 6 UP57 29 receptions over his last five games
50 Kendrick Bourne, NE 14
51 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAC 7 UP56 getting some work in the backfield in addition to his receiving
52 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB 13
53 Michael Gallup, DAL 7 UP59 he’ll get fewer looks when Cooper is back to full health, but he should remain part of the offense
54 Josh Reynolds, DET 9 UP65
55 Kadarius Toney, NYG 10 DN51 missed last two games w/ a quad injury; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
56 T.Y. Hilton, IND 14
57 Tre’Quan Smith, NO 6 UP61
58 Courtland Sutton, DEN 11 DN54 DEN’s passing game is really struggling
59 Jamison Crowder, NYJ 6 UP66 should be WR2 for NYJ w/ Davis (groin) done for the year
60 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET 9 UP76 only Waddle, Chase and Smith have more catches among rookie WRs than St. Brown (49)
61 Tim Patrick, DEN 11
62 Allen Robinson II, CHI 10 missed last three games w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
63 Antonio Brown, TB 9 DN34 suspended; eligible to return in Wk 16, but TB could decide to release him
64 K.J. Osborn, MIN 7 UP77 he should hold flex value for as long as Thielen is out
65 Nelson Agholor, NE 14
66 Rondale Moore, ARI 12
67 Zay Jones, LV 8 UP68
68 Mecole Hardman, KC 12 DN58
69 DeSean Jackson, LV 8 looking forward to reading his biography, “Consistently Inconsistent: The D-Jax Story”
70 Robby Anderson, CAR 13
71 Randall Cobb, GB 13 suffered a groin injury in Wk 12; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
72 Marquez Callaway, NO 6
73 Sammy Watkins, BAL 8
74 Marvin Jones, JAC 7 DN53 *flings papers into the air*
75 Bryan Edwards, LV 8
76 Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE 13
77 Laquon Treadwell, JAC 7 NR he’s led the Jags in receiving each of the last two games
78 Sterling Shepard, NYG 10 missed last four games w/ a quad injury; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
79 Nico Collins, HOU 10 DN71
80 Jalen Reagor, PHI 14
Tight ends
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Travis Kelce, KC 12
2 Mark Andrews, BAL 8 UP3
3 Darren Waller, LV 8 DNP in Wk 13 w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 14 is TBD
4 George Kittle, SF 6
5 Rob Gronkowski, TB 9 Gronk and Kittle move into Tier 1 but don’t change ranking positions
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
6 T.J. Hockenson, DET 9 UP9
7 Kyle Pitts, ATL 6 how does a 6-foot-6, 246-pound TE have ONE TD this season!??!?
8 Pat Freiermuth, PIT 7
9 Dallas Goedert, PHI 14 UP12 maybe Hurts will pick up some lessons from Minshew on how to utilize Goedert
10 Mike Gesicki, MIA 14
11 Dalton Schultz, DAL 7
12 Tyler Conklin, MIN 7 UP19 his role could really grow if Thielen misses meaningful time
13 Hunter Henry, NE 14 DN10
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
14 Cole Kmet, CHI 10 UP18 getting a lot of targets lately
15 Dawson Knox, BUF 7
16 Tyler Higbee, LAR 11
17 Zach Ertz, ARI 12
18 Noah Fant, DEN 11 DN14 averaged fewer than 8.5 YPC in 8 of his last 10 games; no TDs since Wk 6
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
19 Jack Doyle, IND 14 had one target as a follow up to a big Wk 12
20 Evan Engram, NYG 10 UP23
21 Gerald Everett, SEA 9 his performance in Wk 13 was one of the worst I’ve ever seen; but he was targeted six times, so…
22 C.J. Uzomah, CIN 10
23 Jonnu Smith, NE 14 he led NE in receiving in Wk 13! 0_0
24 David Njoku, CLE 13
25 Josiah Deguara, GB 13 keep an eye on Deguara to see if he gets some of that Tonyan red-zone work over the final month
26 Jared Cook, LAC 7
27 James O’Shaughnessy, JAC 7
28 Logan Thomas, WAS 9 DN16 suffered a knee injury in Wk 13; he’s expected to miss multiple games
29 Adam Trautman, NO 6 on IR w/ a knee injury; he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks
30 Dan Arnold, JAC 7 on IR w/ a knee injury; he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Defensive teams
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Patriots, NE 14
2 Bills, BUF 7 DN1 as has been mentioned before, BUF struggles against physical running teams
3 Cardinals, ARI 12 UP5
4 Buccaneers, TB 9
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
5 Packers, GB 13 GB could add Za’Darius Smith and Jaire Alexander over the final five weeks
6 Rams, LAR 11 DN3 they have a tough remaining schedule
7 49ers, SF 6
8 Dolphins, MIA 14 UP9 their closing schedule is very enticing
9 Colts, IND 14
10 Chiefs, KC 12 UP14
11 Titans, TEN 13
12 Broncos, DEN 11 UP18
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
13 Cowboys, DAL 7 DN10 DAL finally got the turnovers flowing again, intercepting four passes in Wk 13
14 Bengals, CIN 10
15 Eagles, PHI 14 UP19
16 Browns, CLE 13
17 Steelers, PIT 7 still very playable in the right matchup when that T.J. Watt guy is in uniform
18 Panthers, CAR 13
19 Saints, NO 6 DN12
20 Bears, CHI 10 NR

Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings: Week 13

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 UP4 still not playing great, but he’s a durable dual-threat w multiple TDs in 9 of his last 10 games
2 Kyler Murray, ARI 12 missed last three games w/ an ankle injury; he appears likely to return in Wk 13
3 Lamar Jackson, BAL 8 DN1 returned in Wk 12 after missing previous game w/ a non-COVID illness… and played an absolutely terrible game
4 Tom Brady, TB 9
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
5 Patrick Mahomes, KC 12
6 Justin Herbert, LAC 7 LA is consistently inconsistent offensively
7 Aaron Rodgers, GB 13 UP9 over the last two weeks, GB’s offense has looked a lot like the 2020 version
8 Dak Prescott, DAL 7
9 Matthew Stafford, LAR 11 DN6 hit some big throws in Wk 12 but had a number of misses; he’s reportedly dealing w/ multiple nagging injuries
10 Jalen Hurts, PHI 14 suffered an ankle injury in Wk 12 but remained in the game; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
11 Kirk Cousins, MIN 7
12 Joe Burrow, CIN 10 DN11 back-to-back games w/ fewer than 200 yds passing; are we seeing a new philosophy or purely game situation?
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
13 Derek Carr, LV 8 UP18 the deep ball was back on Thanksgiving, baby!
14 Russell Wilson, SEA 9
15 Matt Ryan, ATL 6 DN13 less than 200 yds passing in 4 of his last 5 games
16 Mac Jones, NE 14 UP20
17 Ben Roethlisberger, PIT 7
18 Justin Fields, CHI 10 DNP in Wk 12 w/ a rib injury; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
19 Carson Wentz, IND 14 UP23
20 Taylor Heinicke, WAS 9
21 Tua Tagovailoa, MIA 14 UP25
22 Cam Newton, CAR 13 DN15 that might’ve been the shortest honeymoon period in history
23 Daniel Jones, NYG 10 the OC switch didn’t have much of an impact
24 Ryan Tannehill, TEN 13 DN16 will the last healthy receiver in Tennessee turn out the lights…
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
25 Jimmy Garoppolo, SF 6
26 Trevor Lawrence, JAC 7 UP29 still very much a work in progress, but at least he did a little more in Wk 12
27 Teddy Bridgewater, DEN 11 suffered a shin injury in Wk 12 but eventually returned; he should start in Wk 13
28 Tyrod Taylor, HOU 10
29 Taysom Hill, NO 6 UP33 foot injury is limiting him to emergency duty; maybe he can take over as QB1 in Wk 14?
30 Baker Mayfield, CLE 13
31 Zach Wilson, NYJ 6 returned in Wk 12 after missing four games w/ a knee injury
32 Jared Goff, DET 9 returned in Wk 12 after missing previous game w/ an oblique injury
33 Trevor Siemian, NO 6 DN24 0-4 now as the starter; as soon as Hill’s foot is healthy you have to believe he’ll get the job
34 Andy Dalton, CHI 10 NR could Nagy possibly stick w/ Dalton when Fields is healthy?
35 Trey Lance, SF 6
36 Jacoby Brissett, MIA 14
Running backs
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Jonathan Taylor, IND 14
2 Nick Chubb, CLE 13
3 Austin Ekeler, LAC 7
4 Alvin Kamara, NO 6 DN2 missed his third straight game w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
5 Joe Mixon, CIN 10 UP9
6 D’Andre Swift, DET 9 UP8 suffered a shoulder injury in Wk 12 and did not return; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
7 Najee Harris, PIT 7
8 Elijah Mitchell, SF 6 UP12 returned in Wk 12 after missing previous game w/ a finger injury; had 32 touches in Wk 13
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
9 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL 6 returned in Wk 12 after missing previous game w/ an ankle injury; he makes ATL’s offense go
10 Antonio Gibson, WAS 9 UP16
11 James Robinson, JAC 7
12 Aaron Jones, GB 13 returned in Wk 12 after missing previous game w/ a knee injury; was ineffective but now gets two weeks to heal
13 Leonard Fournette, TB 9 UP21 quietly putting together a very strong season
14 James Conner, ARI 12
15 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC 12
16 Kareem Hunt, CLE 13 UP27 activated from IR after missing five games w/ a calf injury
17 Darrell Henderson, LAR 11
18 Dalvin Cook, MIN 7 DN5 suffered a dislocated shoulder/torn labrum in Wk 12; he’ll miss at least 2 games and possibly more
19 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL 7 DN10 his knee is clearly an issue; it’s possible DAL may sit him in Wk 13 to try and get him healthy for the stretch run
20 David Montgomery, CHI 10
21 AJ Dillon, GB 13 UP23 had 25 touches in Jones’ return; it could be a Chubb/Hunt scenario in GB down the stretch
22 Javonte Williams, DEN 11 UP25
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
23 Damien Harris, NE 14 once again split time w/ Stevenson
24 Melvin Gordon III, DEN 11
25 Miles Sanders, PHI 14 DN22 PHI’s backfield is hard to sort out; Sanders had 9 carries to Boston Scott’s 15 in Wk 12
26 Josh Jacobs, LV 8
27 Chuba Hubbard, CAR 13 UP63 with McCaffrey (ankle) done for the year, Hubbard should be RB1 in CAR
28 Chase Edmonds, ARI 12 on IR w/ an ankle injury; he’s eligible to return in Wk 14
29 Saquon Barkley, NYG 10 DN20 had a 32-yard run, hooray; had 8 yards combined on his other 12 carries, boo
30 Devonta Freeman, BAL 8
31 Alexander Mattison, MIN 7 UP50 he’ll be RB1 for as long as Cook is sidelined
32 Myles Gaskin, MIA 14 scored twice on Wildcat formations in Wk 12
33 Alex Collins, SEA 9 DN28
34 Tony Pollard, DAL 7 UP36
35 Boston Scott, PHI 14 UP44 got nearly double the touches of Sanders in Wk 12 w/ Howard out
36 J.D. McKissic, WAS 9 suffered a head injury late in Wk 12; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
37 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE 14
38 D’Onta Foreman, TEN 13 UP51 looks like he’ll be the nominal RB1 in TEN w/ Hilliard seeing action as well
39 Mark Ingram, NO 6 DNP in Wk 12 w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
40 Devin Singletary, BUF 7 UP41
41 Michael Carter, NYJ 6 suffered a high-ankle sprain in Wk 11; he’s expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
42 Derrick Henry, TEN 13 on IR w/ a foot injury; he’s expected to miss 6-10 weeks
43 Jamaal Williams, DET 9 he could see a lot of action if Swift (shoulder) is forced to miss any games
44 Kenyan Drake, LV 8 DN38 in a game where LV had 509 yards, Drake had 30
45 Zack Moss, BUF 7 DN39 was a healthy scratch for Wk 12, which is never a great sign
46 Sony Michel, LAR 11
47 Dontrell Hilliard, TEN 13 NR in two games since joining TEN he has 28 touches, 215 yards and a TD
48 Latavius Murray, BAL 8
49 Rex Burkhead, HOU 10 UP57 not doing much thus far, but 33 touches in two games represents opportunity
50 Jordan Howard, PHI 14 DNP in Wk 12 w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
51 Tevin Coleman, NYJ 6 UP54 got the majority of the carries in Wk 12, but Austin Walter got the goal-line looks
52 Darrel Williams, KC 12
53 Matt Breida, BUF 7 NR has 172 total yards and 3 TDs in the past three weeks
54 David Johnson, HOU 10 UP59
55 Jeff Wilson, SF 6 DN43 had almost no role w/ Mitchell back from injury
56 Ty Johnson, NYJ 6
57 Ronald Jones, TB 9 UP61 RoJo has been getting a little more work recently
58 Nyheim Hines, IND 14
59 Phillip Lindsay, MIA 14 UP70 claimed by MIA; ran the ball 12 times in his debut
60 Samaje Perine, CIN 10
61 Khalil Herbert, CHI 10
62 Carlos Hyde, JAC 7
63 D’Ernest Johnson, CLE 13 DN52 Hunt’s return means it’s the end of the road for Johnson’s fantasy value
64 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI 14
65 Ameer Abdullah, CAR 13 NR he enters the rankings as CAR’s RB2 w/ McCaffrey done for the year
66 Mike Davis, ATL 6
67 Devontae Booker, NYG 10 DN55
68 Giovani Bernard, TB 9 DN58 his role has completely dried up
69 Joshua Kelley, LAC 7 NR
70 DeeJay Dallas, SEA 9
Wide receivers
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Cooper Kupp, LAR 11 didn’t score a TD in the month of November
2 Davante Adams, GB 13
3 Justin Jefferson, MIN 7 second WR in MIN history to top 1,000 yds in his first two seasons, joining Randy Moss
4 Tyreek Hill, KC 12
5 Stefon Diggs, BUF 7 UP6 feeling more and more like Diggs and then everyone else in BUF
6 Keenan Allen, LAC 7
7 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI 12 missed last three games w/ a hamstring injury; he appears likely to return in Wk 13
8 Deebo Samuel, SF 6 UP10 suffered a groin injury in Wk 12; he’s expected to miss 1-2 games
9 Mike Evans, TB 9
10 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN 10 DN7 has posted less than 50 yards receiving in four straight games
11 CeeDee Lamb, DAL 7 DNP in Wk 12 w/ a concussion; he’s expected to return in Wk 13
12 Diontae Johnson, PIT 7 UP14
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
13 Terry McLaurin, WAS 9
14 Adam Thielen, MIN 7 the yards aren’t there, but he’s a beast in the red zone
15 Chris Godwin, TB 9
16 Michael Pittman Jr., IND 14
17 DK Metcalf, SEA 9 DN11 didn’t have a catch in Wk 12 until the final series of the game
18 Chase Claypool, PIT 7
19 Marquise Brown, BAL 8 returned in Wk 12 after missing previous game w/ a thigh injury
20 D.J. Moore, CAR 13 UP23
21 Tyler Lockett, SEA 9
22 Jaylen Waddle, MIA 14 UP27 only one player in NFL history had more catches over their first 12 games than Waddle
23 Brandin Cooks, HOU 10
24 Amari Cooper, DAL 7 missed last two games w/ COVID; he’s expected to return in Wk 13
25 Mike Williams, LAC 7
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
26 Tee Higgins, CIN 10
27 Darnell Mooney, CHI 10 UP31 back-to-back 100+ yard games
28 Jerry Jeudy, DEN 11
29 Julio Jones, TEN 13 UP43 on IR w/ a hamstring injury; he’s eligible to return in Wk 14
30 Hunter Renfrow, LV 8 UP32
31 DeVonta Smith, PHI 14 DN26 PHI’s passing game looks so bad right now
32 Odell Beckham Jr., LAR 11 UP45 caught a long TD and was targeted 10 times in Wk 12; appeared to have some trouble w/ his back
33 A.J. Green, ARI 12
34 Antonio Brown, TB 9 missed last five games w/ an ankle injury; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
35 Jarvis Landry, CLE 13 UP36
36 Brandon Aiyuk, SF 6 UP41 Aiyuk could fill in a larger role w/ Samuel (groin) out for 1-2 weeks
37 Van Jefferson, LAR 11 targeted 9 times in Wk 12 compared to 10 each for Kupp and OBJ
38 A.J. Brown, TEN 13 DN18 placed on IR w/ a chest injury; he’s eligible to return in Wk 16
39 Elijah Moore, NYJ 6 UP40
40 Kenny Golladay, NYG 10
41 Rashad Bateman, BAL 8 pretty clearly the third option in BAL behind Andrews and Brown
42 Cole Beasley, BUF 7 DN39
43 Christian Kirk, ARI 12
44 Emmanuel Sanders, BUF 7 DN42
45 Curtis Samuel, WAS 9 UP66 returned in Wk 12 after missing previous five games w/ a groin injury
46 Corey Davis, NYJ 6 DN38 DNP in Wk 12 w/ a groin injury; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
47 Calvin Ridley, ATL 6 out indefinitely for mental health reasons
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
48 Jakobi Meyers, NE 14
49 Kendrick Bourne, NE 14 UP52 has four or more receptions in 5 of his last 6 games
50 Tyler Boyd, CIN 10
51 Kadarius Toney, NYG 10 DNP in Wk 12 w/ a quad injury; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
52 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB 13 UP57 GB’s passing game has looked much improved the past two weeks
53 Marvin Jones, JAC 7
54 Courtland Sutton, DEN 11 DN47 hasn’t topped 40 yds receiving in a game since Oct. 21
55 T.Y. Hilton, IND 14
56 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAC 7 targeted 9 times in Wk 12; he has a chance to be a decent PPR option
57 Russell Gage Jr., ATL 6 UP61
58 Mecole Hardman, KC 12
59 Michael Gallup, DAL 7 topped 100 yds in Wk 12, but Cooper and Lamb should both return in Wk 13
60 Tim Patrick, DEN 11 DN51
61 Tre’Quan Smith, NO 6 NR w/ Deonte Harris expected to be suspended three games shortly, Smith enters the rankings and Harris departs
62 Allen Robinson II, CHI 10 missed last two games w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
63 Nelson Agholor, NE 14
64 Rondale Moore, ARI 12
65 Josh Reynolds, DET 9 UP72 he’s gonna be the top WR in DET the rest of the way, for whatever that’s worth…
66 Jamison Crowder, NYJ 6 DN59
67 DeSean Jackson, LV 8 UP71 that’s exactly what they need from D-Jax
68 Zay Jones, LV 8 NR
69 Robby Anderson, CAR 13
70 Randall Cobb, GB 13 NR now has 5 TDs and offers some weekly upside; he suffered a groin injury in Wk 12 but GB is off next week
71 Nico Collins, HOU 10
72 Marquez Callaway, NO 6 UP76
73 Sammy Watkins, BAL 8
74 Bryan Edwards, LV 8 DN67
75 Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE 13 returned in Wk 12 after missing previous game w/ a groin injury
76 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET 9 DN69
77 K.J. Osborn, MIN 7
78 DeVante Parker, MIA 14 on IR w/ shoulder and hamstring injuries; he’s eligible to return
79 Sterling Shepard, NYG 10 DN75 missed last three games w/ a quad injury; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
80 Jalen Reagor, PHI 14 woof.
Tight ends
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Travis Kelce, KC 12
2 Darren Waller, LV 8 suffered a knee injury in Wk 12; he’s being called “week to week” and his status for Wk 13 is TBD
3 Mark Andrews, BAL 8 that catch was absurd
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
4 George Kittle, SF 6
5 Rob Gronkowski, TB 9 UP9 he’d be Tier 1 if it weren’t for his durability concerns
6 Kyle Pitts, ATL 6 ATL needs to figure out ways to get him more involved
7 Pat Freiermuth, PIT 7 UP11
8 Mike Gesicki, MIA 14 DN5 suddenly Waddle is the volume target in MIA instead of Gesicki
9 T.J. Hockenson, DET 9
10 Hunter Henry, NE 14 as I’ve noted before, it’s TDs or bust for Henry, who was overthrown on an easy six in Wk 12
11 Dalton Schultz, DAL 7 UP14
12 Dallas Goedert, PHI 14 DN7 averaged 33 yards per game in November and hasn’t scored since Wk 4
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
13 Dawson Knox, BUF 7 UP19 now has 7 TDs this season
14 Noah Fant, DEN 11
15 Tyler Higbee, LAR 11 what’s his role going to be w/ Beckham becoming a bigger part of the offense?
16 Logan Thomas, WAS 9 UP21 returned in Wk 12 after missing seven games w/ a hamstring injury
17 Zach Ertz, ARI 12
18 Cole Kmet, CHI 10
19 Tyler Conklin, MIN 7 DN17
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
20 Jack Doyle, IND 14 UP29 maybe a big Wk 12 will jump start a strong closing run
21 Gerald Everett, SEA 9 UP23 has been seeing a lot of work in whatever they’re calling an offense in SEA right now
22 C.J. Uzomah, CIN 10
23 Evan Engram, NYG 10
24 Jonnu Smith, NE 14 UP27
25 David Njoku, CLE 13 UP28
26 Josiah Deguara, GB 13
27 Jared Cook, LAC 7
28 James O’Shaughnessy, JAC 7 NR enters the rankings w/ the injury to Arnold (knee)
29 Adam Trautman, NO 6 DN20 placed on IR w/ a knee injury; he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks
30 Dan Arnold, JAC 7 DN12 suffered a knee injury in Wk 12; he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Defensive teams
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Bills, BUF 7
2 Patriots, NE 14 UP4 I don’t care who the opponents are, if you blow out 5 teams in 6 weeks that’s impressive
3 Rams, LAR 11
4 Buccaneers, TB 9 UP5
5 Cardinals, ARI 12
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
6 Packers, GB 13 still playing good D but have been hit w/ a few deep shots the past 2 weeks; expect teams to test them deep down the stretch
7 49ers, SF 6 UP12
8 Colts, IND 14
9 Dolphins, MIA 14 UP14
10 Cowboys, DAL 7 somewhere Anthony Brown just got flagged for DPI
11 Titans, TEN 13
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
12 Saints, NO 6 DN10 their offense is hanging them out to dry
13 Bengals, CIN 10 UP20
14 Chiefs, KC 12
15 Browns, CLE 13 as hit or miss as any defense in fantasy
16 Steelers, PIT 7 DN9 at some point you have to accept what you’re seeing isn’t a fluke
17 Panthers, CAR 13 DN13
18 Broncos, DEN 11
19 Eagles, PHI 14 NR
20 Ravens, BAL 8 DN17

Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings: Week 12

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 Lamar Jackson, BAL 8 DNP in Wk 11 due to non-COVID illness; he should be OK to return in Wk 12
2 Kyler Murray, ARI 12 missed his third straight game w/ an ankle injury; he should return in Wk 13
3 Tom Brady, TB 9
4 Josh Allen, BUF 7 DN2
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
5 Patrick Mahomes, KC 12 a lot of KC’s problems on offense reappeared in Wk 11
6 Matthew Stafford, LAR 11
7 Justin Herbert, LAC 7 UP8
8 Dak Prescott, DAL 7 struggled w/o his top two WRs in Wk 11
9 Aaron Rodgers, GB 13 had his best game of the season but is dealing w/ a painful toe injury
10 Jalen Hurts, PHI 14 looks like the commitment to the run is real and sustainable; Hurts’ running ability keeps him viable but risky
11 Joe Burrow, CIN 10 DN9
12 Kirk Cousins, MIN 7 UP15 he’ll have some duds, but his upside is high enough at this point that it’s worth the risk
13 Matt Ryan, ATL 6 his last two games have been abysmal
14 Russell Wilson, SEA 9 DN12 I wonder what Geno Smith is doing…
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
15 Cam Newton, CAR 13 UP24 played well and showed dual-threat ability in his first start of 2021
16 Ryan Tannehill, TEN 13
17 Ben Roethlisberger, PIT 7 returned in Wk 11 after missing previous game on COVID IR
18 Derek Carr, LV 8 DN14 Vegas looks utterly lost offensively since Ruggs was cut
19 Justin Fields, CHI 10 suffered a rib injury in Wk 11 and did not return; his status for Wk 12 is TBD
20 Mac Jones, NE 14
21 Taylor Heinicke, WAS 9 UP23
22 Daniel Jones, NYG 10
23 Carson Wentz, IND 14 Wentz’s best play: turn around and hand the ball to Taylor
24 Trevor Siemian, NO 6 DN21 dig a hole, claw back w/ fourth quarter production; not sure how sustainable that formula is
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
25 Tua Tagovailoa, MIA 14 trending in the right direction but everyone lights up NYJ
26 Jimmy Garoppolo, SF 6
27 Teddy Bridgewater, DEN 11
28 Tyrod Taylor, HOU 10 UP31
29 Trevor Lawrence, JAC 7 it’s still too early to be concerned about Lawrence’s development, but at the same time… yikes
30 Baker Mayfield, CLE 13
31 Zach Wilson, NYJ 6 missed his fourth straight game w/ a knee injury; it looks as though he could return in Wk 12
32 Jared Goff, DET 9 DNP in Wk 11 due to an oblique injury; his status for Thanksgiving game is TBD
33 Taysom Hill, NO 6 if NO keeps losing w/ Siemian, they have to give Hill a chance, right? right!???!?
34 Trey Lance, SF 6 DN30 each win w/ Garoppolo under center reduces the likelihood that Lance will take over in 2021
35 Jacoby Brissett, MIA 14
36 Tim Boyle, DET 9 NR ugly debut; we’ll see if he gets a second chance on Thanksgiving
Running backs
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Jonathan Taylor, IND 14 wow.
2 Alvin Kamara, NO 6 missed his second straight game w/ a knee injury; his status for Wk 12 is TBD
3 Nick Chubb, CLE 13 returned in Wk 11 after missing previous game on COVID IR
4 Christian McCaffrey, CAR 13 UP8 his usage since returning seems much more sustainable
5 Dalvin Cook, MIN 7
6 Austin Ekeler, LAC 7
7 Najee Harris, PIT 7 DN3 ran for a combined 144 yds in back-to-back games v the bottom-two run Ds in the league; not great, Bob
8 D’Andre Swift, DET 9 UP10 he’s by far the best offensive player in DET right now
Rk Lineup regulars Bye Up/Down Notes
9 Joe Mixon, CIN 10 has scored at least one TD in seven straight games
10 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL 7 dealing w/ a knee issue that is limiting his effectiveness
11 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL 6 DNP in Wk 11 w/ an ankle injury; he was a GTD so he has a good shot to return in Wk 12
12 Elijah Mitchell, SF 6 DNP in Wk 11 w/ a finger injury; his status for Wk 12 is TBD
13 James Robinson, JAC 7 DN11
14 Aaron Jones, GB 13 suffered a mild MCL sprain in Wk 10; he’s expected to miss 1-2 weeks
15 James Conner, ARI 12
16 Antonio Gibson, WAS 9
17 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC 12 UP22 activated from IR after missing five games w/ a knee injury
18 Darrell Henderson, LAR 11
19 David Montgomery, CHI 10
20 Saquon Barkley, NYG 10 returned after missing four games w/ an ankle injury; had just 12 touches
21 Leonard Fournette, TB 9
22 Miles Sanders, PHI 14 UP26 activated from IR after missing three games w/ an ankle injury; got 16 of 32 RB carries
Rk Weekly matchup plays Bye Up/Down Notes
23 AJ Dillon, GB 13
24 Damien Harris, NE 14 DN18 returned after missing a game w/ a concussion; he split touches w/ Stevenson
25 Javonte Williams, DEN 11
26 Melvin Gordon III, DEN 11
27 Kareem Hunt, CLE 13 on IR w/ a calf injury; he’s eligible to return but unlikely to return until after CLE’s bye
28 Alex Collins, SEA 9 UP42 w/ Carson undergoing season-ending neck surgery, Collins is the presumptive RB1 for the rest of the year
29 Josh Jacobs, LV 8
30 Chase Edmonds, ARI 12 placed on IR w/ an ankle injury; he’s eligible to return in Wk 14
31 Devonta Freeman, BAL 8 UP48 worked as RB1 even w/ Murray back
32 Myles Gaskin, MIA 14 UP39
33 J.D. McKissic, WAS 9
34 Mark Ingram, NO 6 UP37
35 Michael Carter, NYJ 6 DN27 suffered a high-ankle sprain in Wk 11; he’s expected to miss 2-3 weeks
36 Tony Pollard, DAL 7
37 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE 14 UP49 got 13 touches in Wk 11 to 11 touches for Harris; is that the new norm or a result of Harris returning from concussion?
38 Kenyan Drake, LV 8 DN34 LV’s offense is a mess right now
Rk Fringe plays/roster depth Bye Up/Down Notes
39 Zack Moss, BUF 7 DN36 what’s going on in BUF?
40 Derrick Henry, TEN 13 on IR w/ a foot injury; he’s expected to miss 6-10 weeks
41 Devin Singletary, BUF 7
42 Jamaal Williams, DET 9 DN38 returned in Wk 11 after missing two games w/ a thigh injury; was ineffective on 7 carries
43 Jeff Wilson, SF 6 UP57 carried 19 times w/ Mitchell out, but the rookie could be back in Wk 12
44 Boston Scott, PHI 14 seems to have supplanted Gainwell as the third-down back
45 Sony Michel, LAR 11
46 Adrian Peterson, TEN 13 UP53 old-fashioned RBBC happening in TEN
47 Latavius Murray, BAL 8 returned after missing three games w/ an ankle injury; had fewer touches than Freeman
48 Jordan Howard, PHI 14 suffered a knee injury in Wk 11; he’s not expected to play in Wk 12
49 Darrel Williams, KC 12 DN35
50 Alexander Mattison, MIN 7
51 D’Onta Foreman, TEN 13 UP55
52 D’Ernest Johnson, CLE 13
53 Ty Johnson, NYJ 6
54 Tevin Coleman, NYJ 6 NR w/ the injury to Carter, Coleman could see most of the carries
55 Devontae Booker, NYG 10
56 Nyheim Hines, IND 14
57 Rex Burkhead, HOU 10 NR yes, he’s still in the NFL. who knew? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
58 Giovani Bernard, TB 9
59 David Johnson, HOU 10 UP68 got 16 combined touches in Wk 11
60 Samaje Perine, CIN 10
61 Ronald Jones, TB 9
62 Khalil Herbert, CHI 10 DN43 had one carry in Wk 11
63 Chuba Hubbard, CAR 13 DN50 looks like Newton will absorb Hubbard’s touches
64 Carlos Hyde, JAC 7
65 Eno Benjamin, ARI 12
66 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI 14 for now he’s the odd man out in PHI’s backfield
67 Larry Rountree, LAC 7
68 Mike Davis, ATL 6 DN60 w/ Patterson out, ATL gave 9 carries to Qadree Ollison and just 3 to Davis
69 DeeJay Dallas, SEA 9 NR enters the rankings as the nominal RB2 behind Collins w/ Penny (hamstring) hurt yet again
70 Phillip Lindsay, HOU 10 DN61
Wide receivers
Rk Never leaves lineup Bye Up/Down Notes
1 Cooper Kupp, LAR 11
2 Davante Adams, GB 13 we’ll see if his play in MIN jump-starts his red-zone exploits
3 Justin Jefferson, MIN 7 UP4
4 Tyreek Hill, KC 12
5 Keenan Allen, LAC 7
6 Stefon Diggs, BUF 7 UP9
7 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN 10 just 113 yards receiving in his last three games combined but has scored twice
8 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI 12 DN5 missed last three games w/ a hamstring injury; his status for Wk 13 is TBD
9 Mike Evans, TB 9
10 Deebo Samuel, SF 6 using Samuel in the run game is a nice bump to his consistency
11 DK Metcalf, SEA 9 DN7 hard to argue SEA’s offense didn’t look better w/ Geno Smith
12 CeeDee Lamb, DAL 7 suffered a concussion in Wk 11; he has a chance to play on Thanksgiving
13 Terry McLaurin, WAS 9
Rk