davidj33Quarterback
1 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at Tennessee …Tennessee has allowed 99 points over its’ past three games
2 Tom Brady, New England vs. Seattle
3 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. Cincinnati …Look for big numbers on Monday Night Football — Cincinnati allows 325.3 yards passing over its past three games (2nd-worst in the NFL over that time frame)
4 Carson Palmer, Arizona vs. San Francisco …It’s 49ers’ week (and with a week to prep coming off a bye) — fire up your Cardinals against the 49ers who allow league-worst 32.5 points per game and the 49ers have allowed multiple touchdown passes in every game since Week 1
5 Matt Ryan, Atlanta at Philadelphia …Ryan should be motivated as he returns to Philadelphia where he grew up and played high school ball — for what it’s worth, in five career games against the Eagles, Ryan has averaged 256 yards passing and 2.6 TDs per game
6 Marcus Mariota, Tennessee vs. Green Bay
7 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh vs. Dallas
8 Cam Newton, Carolina vs. Kansas City
9 Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. Miami
10 Dak Prescott, Dallas at Pittsburgh
11 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Denver …Brees comes in lower in this week’s rankings, both because he goes against a strong pass defense and you would expect the Saints to focus on the run more in this game where Denver has been vulnerable
12 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta …Wentz has tailed off with just 2 TDs in his past four games but he could surprise some this week against Atlanta needing to keep pace with the Falcons, and no team allows more fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks than Atlanta
13 Trevor Siemian, Denver at New Orleans
14 Jay Cutler, Chicago at Tampa Bay
15 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay vs. Chicago
16 Joe Flacco, Baltimore vs. Cleveland
17 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants
18 Russell Wilson, Seattle at New England …Having to travel cross-country, Wilson and the Seahawks face a Patriots’ team that allows just 16.5 points per game (2nd-lowest in the NFL)
19 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville vs. Houston …It’s probably more “bad Blake Bortles” against a Houston defense allowing the 2nd-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks
20 Brock Osweiler, Houston at Jacksonville
21 Ryan Tannehill, Miami at San Diego
22 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco at Arizona
23 Kirk Cousins, Washington vs. Minnesota …Minnesota has been a little more forgiving of late, but still they allow a league-low 15.8 points per game
24 Alex Smith, Kansas City at Carolina
25 Case Keenum, Los Angeles at N.Y. Jets
26 Sam Bradford, Minnesota at Washington
27 Bryce Petty, N.Y. Jets vs. Los Angeles …UPDATE: Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee) won’t start, leaving Bryce Petty to make his first NFL start
28 Cody Kessler, Cleveland at Baltimore

 

Running Back
1 David Johnson, Arizona vs. San Francisco …Johnson could go nuclear here (until this game gets out of hand potentially) — no team allows more fantasy points per game to opposing running backs than San Francisco
2 Melvin Gordon, San Diego vs. Miami …Gordon comes off a huge game and has turned into a major scoring threat — Gordon leads the league in red zone rushing attempts (45)
3 Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas at Pittsburgh
4 LeVeon Bell, Pittsburgh vs. Dallas
5 DeMarco Murray, Tennessee vs. Green Bay …Murray isn’t going to drop far based on his volume (especially with Derrick Henry likely out due to a calf injury), his talent and the opportunities he gets in the passing game, but Green Bay allows the fewest rushing yards per game (75.8)
6 Jordan Howard, Chicago at Tampa Bay …There should be ample scoring opportunities for Howard going against a Bucs’ team that allows 29.0 points per week (4th-worst)
7 Jay Ajayi, Miami at San Diego …San Diego allows the 3rd-most fantasy points to opposing running backs per game
8 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta at Philadelphia
9 Lamar Miller, Houston at Jacksonville …With a week to rest up his shoulder, Miller should be in store for a strong game in a plus match-up
10 Spencer Ware, Kansas City at Carolina
11 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina vs. Kansas City
12 Matt Forte, N.Y. Jets vs. Los Angeles
13 Todd Gurley, Los Angeles at N.Y. Jets …UPDATE: Gurley (thigh) missed practice Thursday and will need to be monitored
14 Devontae Booker, Denver at New Orleans …Hopefully for Booker owners he will do a better job seizing his opportunity (especially in a prime match-up this week), but Gary Kubiak has said Kapri Bibbs will get more looks this week
15 Mark Ingram, New Orleans vs. Denver …Ingram goes from the fantasy doghouse to ripping off a career-long 75-yard TD last week — Denver sounds daunting, but actually they are ranked 29th against the run
16 Terrance West, Baltimore vs. Cleveland …West gets some premium this week going up against his former team the Browns
17 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants
18 LeGarrette Blount, New England vs. Seattle
19 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta
20 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants
21 Tim Hightower, New Orleans vs. Denver
22 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland at Baltimore …Crowell was second in the NFL through four weeks with 394 rushing yards — since then, he’s gone from 98.5 yards rushing per game to 26.8 and this week gets a Baltimore defense allowing the second-fewest rushing yards per game
23 Chris Ivory, Jacksonville vs. Houston …In Nathaniel Hackett’s first game as the Jags offensive coordinator he seemed to more-heavily emphasize the run so perhaps there is some new life for the Jaguars’ running backs
24 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville vs. Houston
25 Robert Kelley, Washington vs. MinnesotaKelley has been officially anointed the “first string running back” by HC Jay Gruden, and reportedly Matt Jones could be a healthy inactive this week
26 DuJuan Harris, San Francisco at Arizona …Harris will be a waiver-wire darling this week, but don’t expect a similar fantasy total against a Cardinals’ team allowing just 13.0 points per game over its’ past three games (lowest in the NFL)
27 C.J. Prosise, Seattle at New England
28 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay vs. Chicago …Martin (hamstring) is back at practice after being out since Week 2, so perhaps he can get back into the game flow this week
29 Bilal Powell, N.Y. Jets vs. Los Angeles
30 Duke Johnson Jr., Cleveland at Baltimore
31 Kapri Bibbs, Denver at New Orleans
32 James White, New England vs. Seattle
33 Matt Asiata, Minnesota at Washington
34 Carlos Hyde, San Francisco at Arizona …Hyde (shoulder) will need to be monitored
35 Chris Thompson, Washington vs. Minnesota
36 Paul Perkins, N.Y. Giants vs. Cincinnati
37 Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta
38 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants vs. Cincinnati
39 Charcandrick West, Kansas City at Carolina
40 Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore vs. Cleveland
41 Alfred Morris, Dallas at Pittsburgh
42 Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota at Washington
43 Ronnie Hillman, Minnesota at Washington
44 Derrick Henry, Tennessee vs. Green Bay …Henry (calf) might return this week but he will need to be monitored
45 Jeremy Langford, Chicago at Tampa Bay
46 Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay vs. Chicago …Even if Doug Martin returns this week, Barber should get work with all the Bucs injuries at running back but Tampa goes against a Bears’ run defense that allows the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs
47 Christine Michael, Seattle at New England
48 Andre Ellington, Arizona vs. San Francisco
49 Benny Cunningham, Los Angeles at N.Y. Jets
50 Alfred Blue, Houston at Jacksonville
51 James Starks, Green Bay at Tennessee …Starks (knee) is back at practice and could potentially play this week, but he will need to be monitored on game day
52 Damien Williams, Miami at San Diego
53 Fozzy Whittaker, Carolina vs. Kansas City
54 Don Jackson, Green Bay at Tennessee
55 Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta
56 Kenneth Farrow, San Diego vs. Miami
57 KaDeem Carey, Chicago at Tampa Bay
58 Terron Ward, Atlanta at Philadelphia
59 Dion Lewis, New England vs. Seattle …Lewis could make his 2016 debut but will need to be monitored
60 Fitzgerald Toussaint, Pittsburgh vs. Dallas …UPDATE: DeAngelo Williams (knee) will miss 2-3 weeks, leaving Toussaint as Le’Veon Bell’s backup

 

Wide Receivers
1 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Chicago …Evans (concussion) will need to be monitored but he should be good to go, and this week he gets the Bears defense who allow the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this year
2 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh vs. Dallas
3 Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants vs. Cincinnati
4 A.J. Green, Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants
5 Julio Jones, Atlanta at Philadelphia
6 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona vs. San Francisco
7 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at Tampa Bay …Jeffery is averaging 88 yards per game this season when Jay Cutler starts
8 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at New Orleans …It’s a good week to start your Broncos’ receivers, against a defense allowing (exactly) a league-worst 300 yards passing per game
9 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at New Orleans
10 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay at Tennessee
11 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta …Atlanta allows the 2nd-most passing yards per game
12 Dez Bryant, Dallas at Pittsburgh …Off a one-catch game, Bryant is a good bet to bounce back for a big game against a soft pass defense, plus Bryant averages 5 catches, 95.2 yards and 0.8 TDs per game in the past five times he has had a one or two catch game dud
13 Tyrell Williams, San Diego vs. Miami
14 Ty Montgomery, Green Bay at Tennessee
15 Davante Adams, Green Bay at Tennessee
16 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at Jacksonville
17 Randall Cobb, Green Bay at Tennessee
18 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina vs. Kansas City
19 Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets vs. Los Angeles
20 Stefon Diggs, Minnesota at Washington
21 J.J. Nelson, Arizona vs. San Francisco …We’re ranking Nelson aggressively this week in a perfect storm for success — off Nelson’s 2-TD breakout game in Week 9, coming out of their bye week to prepare and against San Francisco
22 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville vs. Houston
23 Cole Beasley, Dallas at Pittsburgh
24 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans vs. Denver
25 Michael Thomas, New Orleans vs. Denver …This is a tough match-up though Thomas is arguably a must start regardless — Thomas collected his first two-touchdown NFL game last week, upping his full-season pace to 94 receptions, 1,146 yards and 10 TDs
26 Sterling Shepard, N.Y. Giants vs. Cincinnati
27 Jarvis Landry, Miami at San Diego …UPDATE: Landry (shoulder) popped up on the injury report on Thursday and will need to be monitored
28 Julian Edelman, New England vs. Seattle
29 Kenny Britt, Los Angeles at N.Y. Jets
30 Rishard Matthews, Tennessee vs. Green Bay …Matthews quietly has 5 TDs in his past five games
31 Doug Baldwin, Seattle at New England
32 Mike Wallace, Baltimore vs. Cleveland
33 Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland at Baltimore
34 Steve Smith, Baltimore vs. Cleveland …Smith (ankle) successfully returned last week, playing 83 percent of the Ravens’ snaps
35 Jamison Crowder, Washington vs. Minnesota
36 Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta at Philadelphia
37 Tavon Austin, Los Angeles at N.Y. Jets
38 Dontrelle Inman, San Diego vs. Miami
39 Tyreek Hill, Kansas City at Carolina
40 Kendall Wright, Tennessee vs. Green Bay
41 Corey Coleman, Cleveland at Baltimore
42 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville vs. Houston
43 Eli Rogers, Pittsburgh vs. Dallas …Rogers comes off a surprise 100-yard game
44 Cameron Meredith, Chicago at Tampa Bay
45 Brandon LaFell, Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants
46 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota at Washington
47 Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay vs. Chicago
48 Pierre Garcon, Washington vs. Minnesota
49 Willie Snead, New Orleans vs. Denver
50 Kenny Stills, Miami at San Diego
51 Chris Hogan, New England vs. Seattle …UPDATE: Hogan (back) doesn’t look to be at full strength this week
52 John Brown, Arizona vs. San Francisco
53 Brian Quick, Los Angeles at N.Y. Jets
54 Adam Thielen, Minnesota at Washington
55 Tyler Lockett, Seattle at New England
56 Sammie Coates, Pittsburgh vs. Dallas …Coates didn’t have a catch last week, but he did get five targets (and dropped a would-be touchdown)
57 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville vs. Houston …Hurns is in the concussion protocol and will need to be monitored
58 Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina vs. Kansas City
59 Taylor Gabriel, Atlanta at Philadelphia …Gabriel is on the fantasy radar, averaging 18.7 fantasy PPR points per game over his past two games
60 Jermaine Kearse, Seattle at New England
61 Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants …Boyd is still seeking his first NFL touchdown
62 Michael Floyd, Arizona vs. San Francisco
63 Quincy Enunwa, N.Y. Jets vs. Los Angeles
64 Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee vs. Green Bay
65 Quinton Patton, San Francisco at Arizona
66 Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta
67 Dorial Green-Beckham, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta
68 Breshad Perriman, Baltimore vs. Cleveland
69 DeVante Parker, Miami at San Diego
70 Chris Conley, Kansas City at Carolina
71 Eddie Royal, Chicago at Tampa Bay
72 Devin Funchess, Carolina vs. Kansas City
73 Jordan Norwood, Denver at New Orleans
74 Terrance Williams, Dallas at Pittsburgh
75 Roger Lewis, N.Y. Giants vs. Cincinnati

 

Tight End
1 Greg Olsen, Carolina vs. Kansas City
2 Rob Gronkowski, New England vs. Seattle …You aren’t sitting Gronk of course, but something to consider in Daily formats is that Seattle allows the 2nd-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends per game
3 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Carolina …Carolina allows the 3rd-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends per game
4 Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. Miami …Gates collected his 108th career touchdown last week, good enough for 7th-best in the history of the NFL for receiving TDs (regardless of position)
5 Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants …Eifert vaults toward the top of the tight end rankings, coming off a 102-yard game in his last outing
6 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Green Bay
7 Jordan Reed, Washington vs. Minnesota
8 Jimmy Graham, Seattle at New England
9 C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston at Jacksonville
10 Jason Witten, Dallas at Pittsburgh
11 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta
12 Zach Miller, Chicago at Tampa Bay
13 Dennis Pitta, Baltimore vs. Cleveland …We’ll give Pitta a chance to (finally) score this week, against a Cleveland defense that allows the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends
14 Martellus Bennett, New England vs. Seattle
15 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at Washington
16 Virgil Green, Denver at New Orleans
17 Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay vs. Chicago
18 Gary Barnidge, Cleveland at Baltimore …Baltimore has yet to allow a touchdown to a tight end this season
19 Lance Kendricks, Los Angeles at N.Y. Jets
20 Will Tye, N.Y. Giants vs. Cincinnati
21 Coby Fleener, New Orleans vs. Denver
22 Julius Thomas, Jacksonville vs. Houston
23 Austin Hooper, Atlanta at Philadelphia
24 Vance McDonald, San Francisco at Arizona
25 Ladarius Green, Pittsburgh vs. Dallas …UPDATE: Green is expected to make his 2016 and Pittsburgh Steeler debut this week
26 Hunter Henry, San Diego vs. Miami
27 Jesse James, Pittsburgh vs. Dallas
28 Trey Burton, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta
29 Richard Rodgers, Green Bay at Tennessee
30 Garrett Celek, San Francisco at Arizona

 

Kicker
1 Justin Tucker, Baltimore vs. Cleveland
2 Josh Lambo, San Diego vs. Miami
3 Stephen Gostkowski, New England vs. Seattle
4 Nick Novak, Houston at Jacksonville
5 Brandon McManus, Denver at New Orleans
6 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona vs. San Francisco
7 Mason Crosby, Green Bay at Tennessee
8 Dan Bailey, Dallas at Pittsburgh
9 Matt Bryant, Atlanta at Philadelphia
10 Cairo Santos, Kansas City at Carolina
11 Graham Gano, Carolina vs. Kansas City
12 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants
13 Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta
14 Connor Barth, Chicago at Tampa Bay
15 Blair Walsh, Minnesota at Washington
16 Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets vs. Los Angeles
17 Wil Lutz, New Orleans vs. Denver
18 Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh vs. Dallas
19 Andrew Franks, Miami at San Diego
20 Dustin Hopkins, Washington vs. Minnesota
21 Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles at N.Y. Jets
22 Jason Myers, Jacksonville vs. Houston
23 Robbie Gould, N.Y. Giants vs. Cincinnati
24 Steven Hauschka, Seattle at New England
25 Ryan Succop, Tennessee vs. Green Bay
26 Roberto Aguayo, Tampa Bay vs. Chicago
27 Phil Dawson, San Francisco at Arizona
28 Cody Parkey, Cleveland at Baltimore

 

Defense
1 Arizona DT, Arizona vs. San Francisco
2 Baltimore DT, Baltimore vs. Cleveland
3 Houston DT, Houston at Jacksonville
4 Washington DT, Washington vs. Minnesota
5 Minnesota DT, Minnesota at Washington
6 Carolina DT, Carolina vs. Kansas City
7 Denver DT, Denver at New Orleans
8 San Diego DT, San Diego vs. Miami
9 Los Angeles DT, Los Angeles at N.Y. Jets
10 New England DT, New England vs. Seattle
11 Kansas City DT, Kansas City at Carolina
12 New York Jets DT, N.Y. Jets vs. Los Angeles
13 New York Giants DT, N.Y. Giants vs. Cincinnati
14 Chicago DT, Chicago at Tampa Bay
15 Jacksonville DT, Jacksonville vs. Houston
16 Atlanta DT, Atlanta at Philadelphia
17 Green Bay DT, Green Bay at Tennessee
18 Tampa Bay DT, Tampa Bay vs. Chicago
19 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants
20 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta
21 Miami DT, Miami at San Diego
22 Pittsburgh DT, Pittsburgh vs. Dallas
23 Dallas DT, Dallas at Pittsburgh
24 Seattle DT, Seattle at New England
25 New Orleans DT, New Orleans vs. Denver
26 Tennessee DT, Tennessee vs. Green Bay
27 San Francisco DT, San Francisco at Arizona
28 Cleveland DT, Cleveland at Baltimore