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.
- Dak Prescott has been difficult to own lately, and part of that was due to the absence of Tyron Smith at left tackle (he’s back now) but I think a large part of that has been the absence of Ezekiel Elliott. Now, Alfred Morris has been perfectly fine in Elliott’s absence, but Dak’s been rough lately. He’s still a QB1, but not as sure of a thing as he was before.
- In what’s been a pretty pitiful Giants offense, Orleans Darkwa has been pretty solid. His yards per carry hasn’t always been the greatest, but he’s getting volume and is being reasonably productive with it, which has established him as an RB3.
- In Rob Kelly’s absence, Samaje Perine has been performing better than Kelly ever did. He’s got an impressive mix of size and speed and should remain an RB2 the rest of the season, especially now that Chris Thompson is out for the year and more volume will likely come Perine’s way.
- Somehow the Minnesota Vikings’ offense has been able to support two fairly fantasy relevant running backs in both Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray. McKinnon is still the back to own of the two thanks to his involvement in the passing game, but Murray has been more than useful too and has worked his way into the high-end RB3 conversation.
- More and more Devontae Booker is getting additional carries and he’s being productive with it. He’s supplanted Jamaal Charles it seems as the back who shares the most time with C.J. Anderson and he could even potentially supplant Anderson if he’s productive enough.
- Who knows what’s going on in the Eagles’ backfield, but what I do know is that Corey Clement has been getting use and has scored touchdowns the past couple weeks. I don’t think he’s going to outproduce Jay Ajayi or LeGarrette Blount, but he’s somewhat fantasy relevant now.
- The more we underrate Marvin Jones, the more he proves us wrong. Jones has been productive fairly consistently, even in difficult matchups, and has established himself as a low-end WR2 with upside.
- Given the injury to Robert Woods, Sammy Watkins should (hopefully) see an uptick in work. The guy has talent, there’s no denying that, but it looked like Woods had supplanted him as the top receiver in L.A. Here’s hoping Jared Goff starts looking his way more.
- Corey Coleman looks like he’s going to be one awesome receiver in the NFL, and in his first game back from injury, he had six catches for 80 yards. He’s going to get targets, as he’s the most dynamic playmaker on the Browns’ offense by a longshot, but he will be limited by the quarterback carousel in Cleveland.
- Both Kelvin Benjamin and Jordan Matthews have been struggling with injuries, which is good news for Zay Jones. Jones hasn’t looked awesome this year, but if he’s getting the volume, he could be reasonably productive.