The List – Week 4: Ranking The Top 200 Fantasy Football Players ROS

Rank Change Player Position Labels
1 T1 +2 Christian McCaffrey RB
Stud
High Floor
2 - Ezekiel Elliott RB
Stud
High Floor
3 +5 Alvin Kamara RB
Stud
High Floor
4 - DeAndre Hopkins WR
Stud
High Floor
5 +1 Julio Jones WR
Stud
High Floor
6 +4 Dalvin Cook RB
Stud
High Floor
7 -2 Davante Adams WR
Stud
High Floor
8 -1 Odell Beckham Jr. WR
Stud
High Floor
9 - David Johnson RB
Stud
High Floor
10 +1 Le’Veon Bell RB
Stud
High Floor
11 +1 Nick Chubb RB
Stud
High Floor
12 +1 Keenan Allen WR
Stud
High Floor
13 +1 Travis Kelce TE
Stud
High Floor
14 +1 Mike Evans WR
Stud
Boom Bust
15 +3 Austin Ekeler RB
Stud
High Floor
16 T2 +3 Amari Cooper WR
Stud
High Floor
17 -1 Todd Gurley RB
Non Ppr Option
18 +4 Michael Thomas WR
Stud
High Floor
19 -2 Aaron Jones RB
Boom Bust
20 +7 Patrick Mahomes QB
Stud
High Floor
21 - Leonard Fournette RB
High Floor
22 +7 Cooper Kupp WR
Stud
High Floor
23 +5 Mark Ingram RB
High Floor
Non Ppr Option
24 -1 Adam Thielen WR
High Floor
25 +17 Marlon Mack RB
Boom Bust
Non Ppr Option
26 +31 Derrick Henry RB
Boom Bust
Non Ppr Option
27 -1 Stefon Diggs WR
Boom Bust
28 -4 Kerryon Johnson RB
Boom Bust
29 +1 George Kittle TE
Stud
High Floor
30 +1 Brandin Cooks WR
Boom Bust
31 +2 Chris Godwin WR
Non Ppr Option
32 +12 Tyler Lockett WR
High Floor
33 +3 T.Y. Hilton WR
Stud
Injured
34 T3 -14 Josh Jacobs RB
Boom Bust
Non Ppr Option
35 +2 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR
Boom Bust
36 -4 Kenny Golladay WR
Boom Bust
37 +1 Zach Ertz TE
Stud
High Floor
38 -4 Calvin Ridley WR
Boom Bust
39 - Julian Edelman WR
High Floor
Injured
40 +3 Tyreek Hill WR
Stud
Injured
41 +4 Sammy Watkins WR
High Floor
42 -17 Chris Carson RB
Boom Bust
43 +5 Joe Mixon RB
Boom Bust
44 -4 Robert Woods WR
High Floor
45 +1 D.J. Moore WR
Boom Bust
46 -45 Saquon Barkley RB
Stud
Injured
47 +4 Deshaun Watson QB
Stud
High Floor
48 -1 James Conner RB
Low Ceiling
49 +4 Larry Fitzgerald WR
High Floor
50 +2 Lamar Jackson QB
Stud
High Floor
51 +3 Tyler Boyd WR
High Floor
52 +6 Allen Robinson WR
High Floor
53 +2 Alshon Jeffery WR
High Floor
Injured
54 +2 Marquise Brown WR
Boom Bust
55 +9 Josh Gordon WR
High Floor
56 T4 -21 Damien Williams RB
Boom Bust
Injured
57 -16 Sony Michel RB
Boom Bust
Non Ppr Option
58 +2 Phillip Lindsay RB
High Floor
59 - Devonta Freeman RB
Low Ceiling
60 +10 Christian Kirk WR
High Floor
61 +13 Evan Engram TE
Stud
High Floor
62 -1 Matt Breida RB
High Floor
63 -14 David Montgomery RB
Boom Bust
64 -2 Mark Andrews TE
Stud
High Floor
65 -2 Mike Williams WR
Non Ppr Option
66 +1 Miles Sanders RB
Boom Bust
67 +2 Will Fuller WR
Boom Bust
68 +3 Curtis Samuel WR
Boom Bust
69 -3 James White RB
High Floor
Low Ceiling
70 +5 John Brown WR
High Floor
71 +12 Royce Freeman RB
High Floor
72 +35 Sterling Shepard WR
High Floor
73 T5 - LeSean McCoy RB
Boom Bust
Injured
Non Ppr Option
74 -6 Carlos Hyde RB
Non Ppr Option
75 -3 Tyrell Williams WR
High Floor
76 - DeSean Jackson WR
Boom Bust
Injured
77 - Aaron Rodgers QB
78 - Tarik Cohen RB
Boom Bust
79 - Marvin Jones WR
Boom Bust
80 +8 A.J. Green WR
Stud
Injured
81 +23 Mecole Hardman WR
Boom Bust
Injury Fill In
82 +3 Matt Ryan QB
High Floor
83 +4 Carson Wentz QB
High Floor
84 +17 Tom Brady QB
High Floor
85 +36 Darren Waller TE
Stud
High Floor
86 -5 D.K. Metcalf WR
Boom Bust
87 -3 Emmanuel Sanders WR
High Floor
88 +21 Terry McLaurin WR
Regression Candidate
89 +23 Austin Hooper TE
Stud
High Floor
Non Ppr Option
Bench Stash
90 T6 - Rashaad Penny RB
Boom Bust
Injured
91 +4 Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR
Boom Bust
92 -27 Duke Johnson RB
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
93 +5 Tevin Coleman RB
Low Ceiling
Injured
94 +5 Devin Singletary RB
Boom Bust
Injured
95 -15 Jarvis Landry WR
High Floor
Low Ceiling
96 +12 Demarcus Robinson WR
Boom Bust
Injury Fill In
97 UR Wayne Gallman RB
High Floor
Low Ceiling
Injury Fill In
98 +2 Raheem Mostert RB
Injury Fill In
99 +36 Rex Burkhead RB
High Floor
100 -8 John Ross WR
Boom Bust
Injury Fill In
101 -8 Michael Gallup WR
Injured
102 +40 Frank Gore RB
Low Ceiling
Injury Fill In
103 -17 Baker Mayfield QB
Boom Bust
104 -2 Dak Prescott QB
High Floor
105 +13 Russell Wilson QB
Boom Bust
106 +16 D.J. Chark WR
High Floor
107 -10 O.J. Howard TE
Boom Bust
108 T7 -3 Courtland Sutton WR
Boom Bust
109 -15 Dede Westbrook WR
Low Ceiling
110 +6 Deebo Samuel WR
Low Ceiling
111 +42 Nelson Agholor WR
High Floor
Injury Fill In
112 +15 Greg Olsen TE
High Floor
113 +23 Kenny Stills WR
Boom Bust
114 +23 Golden Tate WR
High Floor
Injured
115 -33 Latavius Murray RB
Non Ppr Option
Bench Stash
116 -10 Robby Anderson WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
117 - Kyler Murray QB
High Floor
118 -15 Jared Goff QB
High Floor
119 +47 Darrel Williams RB
Injury Fill In
Bench Stash
120 -29 Adrian Peterson RB
Low Ceiling
Non Ppr Option
121 +5 Vance McDonald TE
Injured
Streamer
122 UR Phillip Dorsett WR
Boom Bust
123 +21 Mohamed Sanu WR
High Floor
Low Ceiling
124 -5 Peyton Barber RB
Low Ceiling
Non Ppr Option
125 +6 Justin Jackson RB
Bench Stash
126 -1 Kenyan Drake RB
Low Ceiling
127 -31 T.J. Hockenson TE
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
Streamer
128 +21 Delanie Walker TE
High Floor
129 T8 +14 Ronald Jones II RB
Boom Bust
130 -20 Jamison Crowder WR
Low Ceiling
Bench Stash
131 +15 Alexander Mattison RB
Bench Stash
132 - Cam Newton QB
Injured
133 +8 Josh Allen QB
Streamer
134 -45 Malcolm Brown RB
Bench Stash
135 -15 Melvin Gordon RB
Stud
Injured
136 -23 Geronimo Allison WR
Boom Bust
137 +8 Preston Williams WR
Low Ceiling
138 -15 Ito Smith RB
Injured
Bench Stash
139 - Jared Cook TE
Streamer
140 +14 Jamaal Williams RB
Bench Stash
141 -8 Philip Rivers QB
High Floor
Low Ceiling
Streamer
142 UR Jeff Wilson RB
Injury Fill In
Non Ppr Option
143 T9 +17 Tony Pollard RB
Bench Stash
144 -30 Keke Coutee WR
Bench Stash
145 -11 Chris Thompson RB
Low Ceiling
Streamer
146 -16 Dante Pettis WR
Bench Stash
147 -23 Jordan Howard RB
Low Ceiling
Non Ppr Option
148 -33 Darwin Thompson RB
Bench Stash
149 -21 Justice Hill RB
Bench Stash
150 -21 Corey Davis WR
Bench Stash
151 -4 A.J. Brown WR
Bench Stash
152 +21 Eric Ebron TE
Non Ppr Option
Streamer
153 -5 Chris Conley WR
Bench Stash
154 UR C.J. Prosise RB
Bench Stash
155 -5 Marquise Goodwin WR
Boom Bust
156 -5 James Washington WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
157 -5 Devante Parker WR
Boom Bust
158 - Anthony Miller WR
Bench Stash
159 T10 -2 Danny Amendola WR
Low Ceiling
160 +18 Gus Edwards RB
Non Ppr Option
Bench Stash
161 -23 Jaylen Samuels RB
Bench Stash
162 - Parris Campbell WR
Bench Stash
163 - Randall Cobb WR
Low Ceiling
Injury Fill In
164 - J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR
Injury Fill In
Bench Stash
165 +6 Damiere Byrd WR
Bench Stash
166 +31 Diontae Johnson WR
Bench Stash
167 -27 Darrell Henderson RB
Bench Stash
168 -13 Giovani Bernard RB
Bench Stash
169 -10 Kalen Ballage RB
Low Ceiling
Bench Stash
170 -9 Chase Edmonds RB
Bench Stash
171 -1 Matthew Stafford QB
High Floor
Streamer
172 +19 Will Dissly TE
Non Ppr Option
Streamer
173 +1 Jameis Winston QB
Boom Bust
Streamer
174 +1 Devin Smith WR
Injury Fill In
Streamer
175 +1 KeeSean Johnson WR
Bench Stash
176 +8 Chris Herndon IV TE
Bench Stash
177 +6 Noah Fant TE
Bench Stash
178 T11 -22 Damien Harris RB
Bench Stash
179 -14 Ryquell Armstead RB
Bench Stash
180 -13 Nyheim Hines RB
Low Ceiling
181 +12 Trey Burton TE
Streamer
182 -5 Kyle Rudolph TE
Low Ceiling
183 UR T.J. Yeldon RB
Low Ceiling
Injury Fill In
184 -2 Jimmy Garoppolo QB
Streamer
185 -5 Jimmy Graham TE
Low Ceiling
186 -18 Dion Lewis RB
Low Ceiling
187 -1 Albert Wilson WR
Injured
188 -19 Mike Davis RB
Low Ceiling
189 -10 Kareem Hunt RB
Injured
190 -9 Jordan Wilkins RB
Low Ceiling
191 -6 Derrius Guice RB
Injured
192 +8 Andy Dalton QB
Streamer
193 UR Dallas Goedert TE
Boom Bust
194 - Hunter Renfrow WR
Low Ceiling
195 - Trey Quinn WR
Low Ceiling
196 - Adam Humphries WR
Low Ceiling
197 +1 Taylor Gabriel WR
Boom Bust
198 UR Cole Beasley WR
Low Ceiling
199 -7 Mitch Trubisky QB
Boom Bust
Streamer
200 UR Jakobi Meyers WR
Bench Stash

Labels Legend

Stud
High Floor
Low Ceiling
Boom / Bust
Injured / Suspended / Holdout
Injury Fill-In
Non-PPR Option
Bench Stash
Streamer
Regression Candidate

 

 

Every Tuesday of the regular season, I will be updating my rest of season rankings for PPR leagues, in hopes of helping you with roster construction and trade negotiations. These are not Week 4 matchup rankings, which I will release every Wednesday. The List is created with the rest of the season in mind.

 

Player Notes

 

  • Apologies to Alvin Kamara and his owners for dropping him five spots in my rankings after the Drew Brees injury. I should have never doubted his talents, as he showed in Seattle in Week 3 that he is one of the toughest runners to bring down in the NFL. But really, the ten targets, nine catches, and 92 yards receiving are what caught my eye. The Saints upped Kamara’s snap count in response to the Brees injury, which is music to fantasy owners’ ears as well. Kamara rises back to number three overall.
  • I jumped Christian McCaffrey back above Ezekiel Elliott after new quarterback Kyle Allen showed competence in his first start. McCaffrey’s usage is blowing Zeke out of the water, so as long as the offense doesn’t crumble around him, McCaffrey looks like the top player to own.
  • Saquon Barkley will miss 4-8 weeks with a high ankle sprain, and it seems like most estimates are on the higher side. His ranking is a placeholder right now, as a four-week injury would certainly change his rest of season outlook compared to an eight-week injury. If anyone was going to recover quickly, it would be Saquon, though if the Giants are out of contention around his return, they could be cautious bringing him back.
  • Wayne Gallman makes his debut 2019 appearance on the list at number 97. While he should be rostered and may even be startable if Daniel Jones is the real deal, I am hesitant about his prospects going forward. Barkley is barely human, and no doubt made this running game look light years better than it really is. If you are a Barkley owner, don’t feel obligated to add Gallman if there is a superior waiver option available.
  • Mike Evans decided to get all of his positive regression out of the way in one game, torching the Giants defense for 190 yards and three touchdowns on 15 targets. Evans went from early-season bust to the WR9 in PPR leagues in one week, a perfect example of not overreacting to early-season small samples, especially at the wide receiver position. Let your studs play every week, and their numbers will tend to even out to where we expected. It sure doesn’t hurt to have a matchup against the Giants non-existant secondary, however.
  • The only reason Austin Ekeler isn’t higher than 15 is the potential for a Melvin Gordon return. If not for that, he would be up next to David Johnson in PPR leagues.
  • Cooper Kupp has seen nine or more targets in all three games, surpassed 100 yards receiving in the last two games, and scored two touchdowns last week against the Browns. He is all the way back from injury and looks dominant. He combines the rare floor of a PPR slot receiver with the red zone role of a bigger wide receiver. With Todd Gurley not producing like his former self, this offense runs through Kupp right now, and he jumps Adam Thielen in the rankings as a result.
  • I really tried to hold out as long as I could, but Derrick Henry jumps a substantial amount in my rankings this week. It’s mainly by default, as the running back position is a bit of a mess with committees and injuries everywhere. But Henry is getting the bulk of the carries every week, is a good bet for a touchdown, and is gettingĀ slightly more work in the passing game. I don’t have to like it, but he’s a valuable running back and deserves to be ranked in the top 30.
  • Tyler Lockett jumps 12 spots to number 32 overall, as his volume has rebounded after a two target Week 1. Russell Wilson won’t need to throw 50 times every week, but with the defense and running game looking shakier than we expected, there may be more games of high passing volume than we originally anticipated.
  • Damien Williams and Sony Michel both fall down my ranks, due to injury and ineffectiveness respectively. Both suddenly seem to be in crowded backfields as well. While I docked them in my rankings, I’m still willing to hold both, as they play in two of the leagues best offenses, making them upside running backs that could be buy-low candidates.
  • Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard both looked great in Week 3, and jump up my ranks with the infusion of excitement from Daniel Jones. I’m not ready to trust Jones every week going forward, as I expect some struggles in the future. But this is certainly better than Eli Manning running the show and provides some big-play potential that this offense was sorely lacking. Golden Tate suddenly looks more appealing as well as he nears the end of his four-game suspension.
  • The Packers emerge from a brutal three-game stretch of defenses to open the season, squaring off against the Eagles on Sunday Night Football. This will be a big test for Aaron Rodgers and the passing game. If they exploit an Eagles defense that allowed Case Keenum to pass for 380 yards and three touchdowns in week one, I’ll hold Rodgers and Davante Adams where they are in my rankings. If we see more run-heavy, ball-control offense, however, it may be time to re-calibrate our expectations for what kind of offense this is. I’ve given Rodgers the benefit of the doubt so far, but we need to see that big game upside in order to hold him near the top of the quarterback rankings. I’m less worried about Adams, but he could fall a few spots with talented receivers breathing down his neck.
  • The Chiefs running backs went through some change this week, as Darrel Williams looks like the handcuff as opposed to Darwin Thompson. Grab Williams from waivers if you can, and if Damien Williams misses again you potentially have the lead back in the league’s most explosive offense.
  • Nelson Agholor is an excellent option for the foreseeable future, but there is only so high he can rise up the ranks. When Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson return, his value will all but disappear. That could happen in just a matter of a week or two.
  • Tight end risers include Darren Waller (target monster), Austin Hooper (criminally underrated), and Greg Olsen (start him while he’s healthy). Waiting on tight end is paying off this year, as all three look dependable going forward.
  • Kenny Stills seems to be surpassing Keke Coutee on the Texans receiver depth chart and is a big-play threat to keep an eye on. The Texans receivers seem due, and the big plays aren’t going to go to their anonymous tight ends most weeks. I’ve got my eye on all of their receivers.

 

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Erik Smith

Head of QB List. Writer at numberFire and Pitcher List. Ohio University graduate. Now lives in Asheville, NC, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Comments


AC

Barkley owner looking for RB depth on the wire this week – have Jacobs to fill in, paired with Cook, so no immediate crisis, but JJ has a bye coming in week 6. 10-team non-PPR, no flex, start 3 WR, 6-man bench. Should I cut bait on Gallup for Hyde/Gallman/Darrel Williams/RJones level talent? There are currently plenty of good WRs on the wire (last week I added McLaurin to back up my starting 3 WRs plus the injured Jeffery) – but OTOH Gallup showed so much potential in Week 1, and I can stack him with Dak when he’s healthy again.

Erik Smith

I’m sorry I missed this, I try to answer all of these, just one of those weeks.

I like Gallup a lot more than any of those running backs. But like you said, in a 10 teamer there is plenty of depth on waivers. I think you could make a case either way. I would probably do what I needed to do to upgrade my team right now, and worry about Gallup as his return gets closer, assuming their are other viable receivers on waivers. Probably too late on this to help, but wanted to answer. Thanks for reading!

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