mikeevansQuarterback
1 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at Atlanta …Atlanta allows the 3rd-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks
2 Tom Brady, New England at Buffalo …Brady has been lethal at Buffalo — in his past five games at Buffalo, Brady averages 368 passing yards and 3.2 passing TDs per game
3 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Kansas City …Keep Luck dialed up against a Chiefs’ defense allowing nine passing touchdowns over its’ past three games
4 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay vs. Oakland …Winston gets a prime match-up this week, against the Raiders’ defense who are the only NFL team allowing 300-plus yards passing per game on average
5 Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. Green Bay …Leading the NFL in passing, Ryan is a must start averaging 335 yards per game (a full season pace for nearly 5400 yards)
6 Cam Newton, Carolina vs. Arizona
7 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Seattle …Brees is almost match-up proof (averaging 350 passing yards per game and on pace to finish the season with 45 TD passes) although Seattle of course represents a tough match-up this week (although they do come off a grueling and long Sunday Night game)
8 Russell Wilson, Seattle at New Orleans …Wilson has been off of late, but gets a Saints’ defense this week allowing a league-worst 32.5 points per game
9 Derek Carr, Oakland at Tampa Bay
10 Marcus Mariota, Tennessee vs. Jacksonville
11 Matthew Stafford, Detroit at Houston …Stafford has been on fire but this could be an off game on the road against a Houston pass defense ranked 2nd against the pass (184.7 passing yards per game)
12 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Washington
13 Kirk Cousins, Washington at Cincinnati
14 Alex Smith, Kansas City at Indianapolis
15 Carson Palmer, Arizona at Carolina …The Panthers’ defense are coming off a bye-week so maybe they will figure out some adjustments, but the Panthers is allowing a league-worst 381 yards passing over their past three games
16 Dak Prescott, Dallas vs. Philadelphia …Philadelphia allows the 2nd-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks
17 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville at Tennessee
18 Trevor Siemian, Denver vs. San Diego
19 Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo vs. New England
20 Brock Osweiler, Houston vs. Detroit
21 Ryan Fitzpatrick, N.Y. Jets at Cleveland
22 Sam Bradford, Minnesota at Chicago
23 Josh McCown, Cleveland vs. N.Y. Jets …McCown (collarbone) is practicing in full and is expected to re-take the reigns, and in a favorable match-up for those of you in two-quarterback leagues
24 Philip Rivers, San Diego at Denver …Best to look elsewhere if you can against a ferocious Denver defense who allows the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks
25 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia at Dallas
26 Jay Cutler, Chicago vs. Minnesota …Cutler (thumb) has been cleared to return and is set to make the Monday Night start for the Bears — welcome back Cutler, the Minnesota defense could feast in this one

 

Running Back
1 Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas vs. Philadelphia
2 David Johnson, Arizona at Carolina …Johnson comes into Week 8 having topped 100 combined yards in every game this season
3 DeMarco Murray, Tennessee vs. Jacksonville
4 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta vs. Green Bay …Freeman will have an expanded role with Tevin Coleman (hamstring) presumed out — Green Bay is number one against the run although that doesn’t ding Freeman much at all given his pass-catching role and Green Bay can ill-afford to stack the line against this explosive passing attack
5 Spencer Ware, Kansas City at Indianapolis …Through six games, Ware is on pace for a full season of 2,072 combined rushing and receiving yards
6 Devontae Booker, Denver vs. San Diego …Booker shoots up the rankings with C.J. Anderson (knee) placed on injured reserve– San Diego allows the 2nd-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs
7 Christine Michael, Seattle at New Orleans …At 33.3 fantasy points per game, New Orleans allows the most fantasy points to opposing running backs
8 Matt Forte, N.Y. Jets at Cleveland …Forte comes off a big game and should keep it going this week against a Cleveland defense allowing 140 rushing yards per game (2nd-worst in the NFL)
9 Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay vs. Oakland
10 LeGarrette Blount, New England at Buffalo …Look for another big game from Blount — Buffalo has been gashed for 491 yards rushing over the past three games
11 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Washington …This should be a solid Jeremy Hill game — Washington is allowing 5.0 yards per carry to opposing running backs (the 2nd-highest in the league)
12 Latavius Murray, Oakland at Tampa Bay
13 Melvin Gordon, San Diego at Denver
14 Frank Gore, Indianapolis vs. Kansas City
15 Theo Riddick, Detroit at Houston …UPDATE: Riddick ankle has been cleared and is good to go
16 Lamar Miller, Houston vs. Detroit …Miller (shoulder) will need to be monitored but he should be able to go, although he could have a lesser workload than normal as a result; UPDATE: Miller will be a game-time decision
17 Mark Ingram, New Orleans vs. Seattle
18 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Washington
19 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina vs. Arizona
20 Robert Kelley, Washington at Cincinnati …UPDATE: Matt Jones will be out and Kelley will get the start
21 Matt Asiata, Minnesota at Chicago …UPDATE: Jerick McKinnon (ankle) has missed practice all week — look for Asiata to get the start and likely the majority of touches this week for the Vikings
22 James White, New England at Buffalo
23 Mike Gillislee, Buffalo vs. New England …Look for Gillislee to get the start with LeSean McCoy likely out this week (as he should have been last week), although Gillislee (foot) is less than 100 percent as well
24 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland vs. N.Y. Jets …Crowell faces a Jets’ defense ranked second in the NFL at just 74.1 yards rushing per game
25 Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia at Dallas
26 Dwayne Washington, Detroit at Houston …Washington (ankle) has missed the past three games but he is expected to return and practicing fully this week
27 Chris Thompson, Washington at Cincinnati
28 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia at Dallas
29 Duke Johnson Jr., Cleveland vs. N.Y. Jets
30 Derrick Henry, Tennessee vs. Jacksonville
31 Jordan Howard, Chicago vs. Minnesota
32 Alfred Blue, Houston vs. Detroit
33 Chris Ivory, Jacksonville at Tennessee …Not that you are itching to start Chris Ivory anyway but Tennessee is ranked #1 against the run over the past three games averaging 57.3 yards per game
34 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville at Tennessee
35 Knile Davis, Green Bay at Atlanta
36 Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay vs. Oakland
37 KaDeem Carey, Chicago vs. Minnesota
38 Bilal Powell, N.Y. Jets at Cleveland
39 Justin Forsett, Detroit at Houston
40 DeAndre Washington, Oakland at Tampa Bay
41 Zach Zenner, Detroit at Houston
42 Alfred Morris, Dallas vs. Philadelphia
43 Kapri Bibbs, Denver vs. San Diego
44 Charcandrick West, Kansas City at Indianapolis …UPDATE: Jamaal Charles has been ruled out for Week 8 leaving West to collect some RB2 work this week
45 Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota at Chicago …Chicago has been very stingy against the run, number one over the past three weeks in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs — note that McKinnon was in and out last week with an ankle injury; UPDATE: McKinnon has missed practice all week and is looking questionable to play this week
46 Andre Ellington, Arizona at Carolina
47 Reggie Bush, Buffalo vs. New England
48 Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia at Dallas
49 C.J. Prosise, Seattle at New Orleans …Prosise potentially has some building value with C.J. Spiller released, leaving Seattle’s third-down role to Prosise
50 Travaris Cadet, New Orleans vs. Seattle
51 Dexter McCluster, San Diego at Denver
52 Fozzy Whittaker, Carolina vs. Arizona
53 Jeremy Langford, Chicago vs. Minnesota …Langford (ankle) has returned to limited practice — he could return this week, although either way it’s a very bad match-up
54 Mike Tolbert, Carolina vs. Arizona
55 Tim Hightower, New Orleans vs. Seattle
56 Don Jackson, Green Bay at Atlanta
57 Jalen Richard, Oakland at Tampa Bay
58 Alex Collins, Seattle at New Orleans
59 Tyler Ervin, Houston vs. Detroit
60 Josh Ferguson, Indianapolis vs. Kansas City

 

Wide Receivers
1 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Oakland …Evans should again tee off this week — Oakland is the only team allowing over 300 yards passing per game
2 Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. Green Bay …Atlanta promised to take more deep shots to Jones this year and they have — after averaging 15.0 yards per catch over his career coming into the season, Jones is averaging a blistering 20.8 this year
3 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis vs. Kansas City …Kansas City allows the 2nd-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season
4 A.J. Green, Cincinnati vs. Washington
5 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston vs. Detroit …Hopkins is way overdue for a score, and this week gets a Detroit defense allowing a league-worst 2.6 passing TDs per game
6 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at Carolina …There seems to be no slowing Larry Fitzgerald, who has moved into 8th all-time with 1,064 receptions and Fitzgerald is just 39 receptions away from passing Marvin Harrison for third all-time in NFL history
7 Randall Cobb, Green Bay at Atlanta
8 Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets at Cleveland
9 Ty Montgomery, Green Bay at Atlanta …Montgomery seems like an automatic must start right now, with a decent amount of guaranteed receptions and Montgomery has looked good the past two weeks
10 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay at Atlanta
11 Amari Cooper, Oakland at Tampa Bay
12 Michael Crabtree, Oakland at Tampa Bay
13 Davante Adams, Green Bay at Atlanta …Adams moves up the rankings a fair bit this week after the 13-catch, 2-TD game last week
14 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville at Tennessee …Hard to actually bench Robinson but he’s having a very off season — Robinson has been held under 60 yards five games in a row and he has just three receptions of 20+ yards on the season (an area where he led the NFL in 2015)
15 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans vs. Seattle
16 Dez Bryant, Dallas vs. Philadelphia …Bryant (knee) is locked in to make his return after a three-game absence — Bryant has been money against the Eagles, averaging nearly six receptions and 94 yards per game over his past seven games against them
17 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver vs. San Diego …Sanders has topped 80 yards receiving in four of his past five games while Thomas has been held to less than 50 yards receiving in three straight games
18 Doug Baldwin, Seattle at New Orleans
19 Demaryius Thomas, Denver vs. San Diego
20 Marvin Jones, Detroit at Houston …Houston allows less than 185 yards passing per game
21 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina vs. Arizona
22 Julian Edelman, New England at Buffalo …Edelman makes the all-bust team so far this season, not a single touchdown reception (on pace for a 85/724/0 season)
23 Golden Tate, Detroit at Houston
24 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia at Dallas
25 Cole Beasley, Dallas vs. Philadelphia
26 Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City at Indianapolis
27 Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis vs. Kansas City …Moncrief is back practicing and he is expected to return in Week 8
28 Chris Hogan, New England at Buffalo …Hogan gets a boost to the rankings this week as he makes his first return back to Buffalo after playing his first three NFL season in Buffalo prior to this year
29 Quincy Enunwa, N.Y. Jets at Cleveland
30 Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland vs. N.Y. Jets
31 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago vs. Minnesota …It’s a tough match-up this week, but perhaps having Jay Cutler zero-in on Jeffery like he’s done in the past will spring some fantasy life into Jeffery down the stretch
32 Anquan Boldin, Detroit at Houston
33 Michael Thomas, New Orleans vs. Seattle
34 Willie Snead, New Orleans vs. Seattle
35 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville at Tennessee
36 Will Fuller, Houston vs. Detroit …Detroit has allowed a lot of big passing plays this season — Fuller is due to connect on one and this is a good spot
37 Stefon Diggs, Minnesota at Chicago
38 Brandon LaFell, Cincinnati vs. Washington
39 DeSean Jackson, Washington at Cincinnati …Jackson has just one touchdown now in seven games
40 Jamison Crowder, Washington at Cincinnati
41 Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta vs. Green Bay
42 Tyreek Hill, Kansas City at Indianapolis …On just 14 receptions, Hill already has three receiving TDs (versus Jeremy Maclin and Chris Conley who have one TD combined between them this season)
43 Tyler Lockett, Seattle at New Orleans
44 Tyrell Williams, San Diego at Denver …UPDATE: Williams (knee) came up questionable — he is expected to play but it’s obviously a bad match-up here at Denver
45 Michael Floyd, Arizona at Carolina …UPDATE: Floyd (hamstring) will be a game-time decision this week
46 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville at Tennessee …Coming off his first 100-yard game (in 29 career games), Lee has been a trustworthy flex option (Lee has had 4+ catches in five straight games)
47 Rishard Matthews, Tennessee vs. Jacksonville
48 Devin Funchess, Carolina vs. Arizona
49 Jermaine Kearse, Seattle at New Orleans
50 Cameron Meredith, Chicago vs. Minnesota
51 Adam Thielen, Minnesota at Chicago
52 Travis Benjamin, San Diego at Denver
53 J.J. Nelson, Arizona at Carolina …Nelson should continue to get more looks with Jaron Brown (knee) out for the season
54 Pierre Garcon, Washington at Cincinnati
55 Russell Shepard, Tampa Bay vs. Oakland
56 Kendall Wright, Tennessee vs. Jacksonville
57 Robert Woods, Buffalo vs. New England
58 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota at Chicago …Patterson is getting on the sleeper radar, and this week he and the Vikings’ receivers go against a defense that allows the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers; UPDATE: Patterson showed up in the league’s concussion protocol on Thursday
59 Justin Hunter, Buffalo vs. New England
60 Chris Conley, Kansas City at Indianapolis
61 Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee vs. Jacksonville
62 Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay vs. Oakland
63 Seth Roberts, Oakland at Tampa Bay
64 Terrance Williams, Dallas vs. Philadelphia
65 Dorial Green-Beckham, Philadelphia at Dallas
66 Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia at Dallas
67 Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis vs. Kansas City
68 Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina vs. Arizona
69 Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati vs. Washington
70 Dontrelle Inman, San Diego at Denver
71 John Brown, Arizona at Carolina …UPDATE: Brown (hamstring) is expected to play
72 Robby Anderson, N.Y. Jets at Cleveland
73 Philly Brown, Carolina vs. Arizona
74 Ricardo Louis, Cleveland vs. N.Y. Jets
75 Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland vs. N.Y. Jets

 

Tight End
1 Rob Gronkowski, New England at Buffalo …Just for context, in three games with Tom Brady at quarterback Gronkowski is averaging 22.8 yards per catch and 121.3 yards per game is a full-season pace of 1,941 yards
2 Jimmy Graham, Seattle at New Orleans …Look for Graham to be particularly fired up as he makes his first return to New Orleans as a Seahawk after being traded prior to the 2015 season and spending five seasons with the Saints (and Graham goes against an epic-bad Saints’ defense)
3 Greg Olsen, Carolina vs. Arizona …You aren’t benching Olsen but heads up in Daily line-ups — no team allows fewer fantasy points to opposing tight ends per game than Arizona
4 Jordan Reed, Washington at Cincinnati …Reed (concussion) is expected to play this week in Washington’s game Sunday in London
5 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at Chicago
6 Jack Doyle, Indianapolis vs. Kansas City
7 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Indianapolis
8 C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston vs. Detroit …Fiedorowicz is a prime sleeper for Week 7, catching 19 passes and 2 TDs in his past four games while Detroit has allowed 7 TDs to tight ends this season in seven games
9 Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati vs. Washington …Eifert returned last week in a limited role and showed no ill effects — look for his role to increase this week
10 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Jacksonville
11 Martellus Bennett, New England at Buffalo
12 Coby Fleener, New Orleans vs. Seattle
13 Antonio Gates, San Diego at Denver
14 Gary Barnidge, Cleveland vs. N.Y. Jets
15 Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay vs. Oakland
16 Eric Ebron, Detroit at Houston …Keep an eye on Eric in Sunday reports, but he is practicing and expected to make his return this week
17 Jason Witten, Dallas vs. Philadelphia
18 Charles Clay, Buffalo vs. New England
19 Hunter Henry, San Diego at Denver …Henry is in the concussion protocol and will need to be monitored but he is practicing; UPDATE: expect Henry to be cleared to play
20 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia at Dallas
21 Julius Thomas, Jacksonville at Tennessee
22 Jacob Tamme, Atlanta vs. Green Bay
23 Ryan Griffin, Houston vs. Detroit
24 Zach Miller, Chicago vs. Minnesota
25 Virgil Green, Denver vs. San Diego
26 Austin Hooper, Atlanta vs. Green Bay
27 Clive Walford, Oakland at Tampa Bay
28 Vernon Davis, Washington at Cincinnati …Move Davis up to around TE10 if Jordan Reed (concussion) is unable to go, but reports are Reed will play
29 Richard Rodgers, Green Bay at Atlanta
30 Jermaine Gresham, Arizona at Carolina

 

Kicker
1 Stephen Gostkowski, New England at Buffalo
2 Cairo Santos, Kansas City at Indianapolis
3 Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. Green Bay
4 Mason Crosby, Green Bay at Atlanta
5 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati vs. Washington
6 Steven Hauschka, Seattle at New Orleans
7 Dan Bailey, Dallas vs. Philadelphia
8 Ryan Succop, Tennessee vs. Jacksonville
9 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland at Tampa Bay
10 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. Kansas City
11 Brandon McManus, Denver vs. San Diego
12 Blair Walsh, Minnesota at Chicago
13 Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets at Cleveland
14 Nick Novak, Houston vs. Detroit
15 Graham Gano, Carolina vs. Arizona
16 Josh Lambo, San Diego at Denver
17 Matt Prater, Detroit at Houston
18 Dustin Hopkins, Washington at Cincinnati
19 Will Lutz, New Orleans vs. Seattle
20 Jason Myers, Jacksonville at Tennessee
21 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona at Carolina
22 Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia at Dallas
23 Roberto Aguayo, Tampa Bay vs. Oakland
24 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo vs. New England
25 Cody Parkey, Cleveland vs. N.Y. Jets
26 Connor Barth, Chicago vs. Minnesota

 

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