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.
- I’m just losing more and more confidence in Cam Newton, to the point where I don’t really think he’s ownable in a standard league. If you have the roster space and you want to hang onto him just because he could easily turn it around and be amazing, I don’t blame you, but generally speaking, I think Newton is droppable.
- It looks like Chris Carson is for sure the guy in Seattle, and as such, he’s worked his way into the RB2 world and should stay there.
- I had Marshawn Lynch as an RB1 ROS in the past, but now I think he’s more of an RB2. I still believe in his talent, but his workload has been dropping, and that’s concerning. If you own Lynch, make sure you also own Jalen Richard.
- It seems like Chris Johnson is sort of working his way into being the clear starting running back for the Cardinals. That’s still a backfield that I personally would like to stay away from until we see some more clarity, but it’s looking like Johnson is the starter with Andre Ellington in a receiving back role that makes him useful in PPR leagues.
- I love Terrelle Pryor, I really do, but he and Kirk Cousins just haven’t been able to connect yet, and he’s slowly dropping in the rankings. I still believe in him and I still think he could turn things around, but it’s not looked good so far.
- Adam Thielen is awesome, and I have him right ahead of Stefon Diggs, which, if you told me that’s cheating, I wouldn’t blame you. I like Thielen just a slight bit more, and even if Case Keenum is at quarterback, both he and Diggs have solid flex value with some serious upside.
- For two straight weeks now Chris Hogan has been pretty awesome. There’s a lot of mouths to feed on the Patriots’ offense, but there’s also typically a lot of yards and touchdowns to do around. If Hogan keeps this up, expect to see him continue to climb in the ranks.
- Randall Cobb has been seeing a lot of targets and has been pretty productive, which has earned him a boost in the rankings. There’s always the risk of injury with Cobb, but don’t forget, it wasn’t all that long ago that Cobb was a very productive fantasy receiver.
- Keep an eye on Josh Doctson. The guy is a talented receiver who’s had some injury troubles, but he’s been healthy so far. At 6’2″ and 206 pounds, he’s a big target. I’m not saying go grab him immediately, but he makes for an interesting flier going forward.
- Tyler Eifert’s back injury is really concerning, and given that he’s a touchdown-dependent player in a struggling offense who now has a back injury, he’s dropped fairly significantly in the rankings.