Welcome to our weekly set of rankings of our top-250 overall players for the rest of the season. I should note that I’m not personally a big fan of massive, position-combining lists and I think positional lists are more useful, however, take this and use it in whatever way you wish. Thanks to this widget from FantasyPros, you can break it down by position as well.
- Some of the popular waiver wire adds got bumps this week, as you would expect. First and foremost is Chris Carson, who I now have at RB #25. He’s a talented runner and all signs seem to point to him being “the guy” going forward. It could change, and maybe next week we’ll be talking about all the work Thomas Rawls got, but as of now, it’s Carson. If the role keeps being as solid moving forward, and the offensive line play improves, Carson will rise.
- Speaking of popular waiver wire adds, Javorius Allen has risen to RB #24. He seems primed to step into the Danny Woodhead role and I think he’ll stay there. I’ve also bumped up Alex Collins a bit purely because I think he’s a more talented runner than Terrance West, and I have a feeling he’ll fill in if West is hurt (and it seems like West won’t play this week). If Collins impresses, I could see him eventually taking over West’s role with Allen staying right where he is.
- I’ve got Carson Wentz as a top-10 QB going forward. I’m fully onboard with him, I liked him a lot in the preseason and I don’t see any reason he can’t be a QB1 the rest of the way. If you grabbed him in the last few rounds, good for you.
- Cam Newton‘s stock has dropped and I anticipate it dropping further as the season goes on. He looks bad throwing the ball and the rushing just isn’t there to make up for it, and losing Greg Olsen for the season certainly doesn’t help. His performance is also hurting Kelvin Benjamin’s ranking as well.
- I might look crazy for having Jordan Howard as an RB2 still, but I don’t think the Bears are just going to ditch him for the rest of the season. Tarik Cohen is talented, but I don’t think he’s an every-down back, and as long as Howard is healthy, I think he’ll have a significant role in this offense. I think it’s reduced now, thanks to Cohen, but it’s still there.
- I’ve also still got DeMarco Murray as an RB2. If he’s healthy, I think it’s pretty clear he’s the guy for the Titans, they’ve essentially said as much. I don’t anticipate Derrick Henry, as talented as he is, eating into Murray’s carries much as long as Murray is healthy. That being said, Henry has seen a bump as well, because it’s entirely possible Murray will be out with injuries as the season goes on, and if Murray’s out, Henry is a top-10 RB.
- I’m worried about Lamar Miller to be honest, and that’s why he’s a low RB2 right now. The Texans have said they want to get D’Onta Foreman more carries and that seems to be bearing out.
- Cooper Kupp’s stock has risen has he’s shown to be one of Jared Goff’s favorite targets. I know he didn’t do much on Thursday night, but I still believe in his talent and that he’ll be a useful player this year.
- Speaking of the Rams, I’m somewhat of a Robert Woods fan. He had a nice game on Thursday and I think that this Rams offense is going to be a bit more high-scoring than we initially thought. Jared Goff has been making some nice throws.