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.
- The injury to Joe Mixon has caused him to dip a bit in the rankings. He’s out for this week and hopefully that’ll be it, but as of now, it’s fairly uncertain. Once he does come back though, he’ll be bumped back up as a solid RB2.
- DeMarco Murray has just been bad and I don’t see any reason to think he’s all of a sudden going to get much better in the final few weeks of the season. He’s not much more than an RB3 at this point and I’d personally rather have Derrick Henry than Murray.
- Latavius Murray continues to be the man in Minnesota. Jerick McKinnon has still been productive, especially thanks to his use in the passing game, but Murray has been very useful and as such, has established himself as an RB2.
- With the backfield to himself, Kenyan Drake performed exceptionally well. I’m not sure how long Damien Williams will be out, but I don’t think it matters at this point. I think the Dolphins were looking at both Drake and Williams to see what they had and now they know that Drake is the better back. I’d expect them to keep rolling with him the rest of the way.
- Rex Burkhead keeps being used in the Patriots’ offense and it seems like he and Dion Lewis have that backfield locked down. Unfortunately, that means a major drop for James White, who just doesn’t really seem to be a factor in the backfield anymore.
- I definitely thought that Jacquizz Rodgers was going to be the guy in Tampa with Doug Martin out, but it looks like it’s Peyton Barber who’s replaced Rodgers in the rankings. Honestly, I wouldn’t be all that shocked if the Bucs looked at Barber who’s been playing well and said “You know what? Let’s just roll with him,” especially since Martin has been so bad.
- Robby Anderson just keeps producing and I don’t see any reason not to have him slotted into your lineup as a solid WR2 the rest of the way. Even if he doesn’t score touchdowns every single game like he’s basically done the past few weeks, he’s still getting plenty of volume.
- Praise the Lord Josh Gordon is back and he looks awesome. He looks like Josh Gordon, big, fast, and powerful. He’ll be limited a bit by the poor quarterback play in Cleveland, but he’s so talented, he’ll still be a WR2 with tremendous upside.