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2023

Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets

After a bloodbath week and what now feels like half the league on byes, I’m sure you can use help. Let’s get into this weeks waiver wire targets.

RB

Elijah Mitchell/Jordan Mason – If CMC misses time using any share of this backfield could prove to be beneficial. The Shanny system is built for RBs. The issue is guessing which one scores the TD. It reminds me of the Mostert/Wilson/Breida/Coleman eras. Shanny himself praised Mitchell and based on those comments I would likely prioritize Mitchell first. Mason has looked good though and will get some work as well. Just need to guess the TD correctly. Good luck! 

Zach Evans/Royce Freeman – Kyren Williams is out but it’s not long-term. Ronnie Rivers is out as well. This leaves Zach Evans and Royce Freeman as the lead-backs heading into week 7. Evans is the better option for me but coaches love old reliable vets who are good at pass protection and do the little things. I would start Evans in a pinch if I had to choose though. Still recovering from the nightmares of Emari Demercado a week ago though. So it wouldn’t shock me if Freeman saw more snaps and just no touches still. 

Chubba Hubbard – Sanders is hurt and he also just hasn’t been good. With Sanders out a week ago Hubbard saw 20 touches and looked pretty good. If Sanders is out he’s a must add. If Sanders plays, however, it will hinder Hubbard a bit, as this looks like a split going forward. 

Craig Reynolds – David Montgomery is likely gonna miss a little time with the rib issues. Jahmyr Gibbs is dealing with a hamstring issue and we don’t if he is back. Even if Gibbs plays, I can’t see them using him exclusively coming off the injury. This leaves Reynolds to consume some work regardless. Detroit is a good team and whoever is the RB there can have a decent day. 

Kareem Hunt – Hunt saw 15 touches a week ago to Jerome Ford’s 17. 37% of the snaps to Ford’s 50%. Could be a little more a split going forward and that makes both RBs viable options vs Indy. 

Keaontay Ingram/Emari Demercado – Ingram is the early downback for now in James Connor’s absence. Demercado is the passing down back. Ingram had more touches but Demercado played more snaps as they trailed this game. Damien Williams just makes this messy but who knows if he continues. I’m avoiding this whole backfield for now though. 

Roschon Johnson – I feel like a broken record on this one, but he needs to be rostered and can be used if he goes. He should clear concussion protocol and Khalil Herbert has a high ankle sprain.  

WR 

Rashee Rice – Something brewing nice here it feels like. He just needs more snaps as the 36% snap share ranks him 113th for WRs. However, when he is on the field he’s being targeted at a monster 36% clip. Highest in the league. Basically, when he’s in, he’s used. He’s also 7th in red zone targets. This would be WR add for ROS if I needed one. 

Curtis Samuel – Sadly he is what we hoped Jahan Dotson would be. With Howell being a serviceable QB, Samuel is a good bye week fill-in. 

Josh Downs – It sucks for everyone that Anthony Richardson is gonna be out the rest of the year. However, Josh Downs is seeing a significant bump in target share with Gardner Minshew. 

Jameson Williams – Big play dependent for now. He is more than capable of them though. Maybe the role grows as the season progresses. 

TE

Pat Freiermuth – He was dropped in a ton of leagues and is now available in about 50% of them. Perfect time to return as he’s streamable to me Vs a Rams defense that ranks 29th vs opposing TEs. 

Luke Musgrave – Fire up everything Vs the Denver Broncos for now. They rank dead last Vs opposing TEs making Musgrave a stream-worthy option. 

QB

Sam Howell – 18+ points 4 of 6 weeks. He’s been a pretty dang good fantasy option and is a high-end QB2 this week for me. 

Geno Smith – He technically just misses the cut-off but still available in 40% of leagues. Might even be dropped in more after last week. Now he gets Arizona who ranks 29th vs opposing QB’s. Set up nice for get a right game. 

Jordan Love – Insert comments about the bad Denver defense. You get the gist here. 

Week 6 Rock ‘Em Dock ‘Em

Here are my Week 6 guys I am rocking and I am docking. Which is basically Start/Sit but just doesn’t sound as cool. 

Let’s dig in! So who are we rocking this week? Glad you asked. 

RBs to Rock! 

The Rock Em Of The Week – Isiah Pacheco – He gets Denver this week who ranks dead last vs opposing running backs. That alone will make him the rock ’em of the week. Every back who faced Denver has demolished them. Look what Hall just did a week ago. Khalil Herbert and the Bears got right Vs them. I might run for 4 yards a carry vs them. We also expect the Chiefs to be, in my Shawn Michaels Voice, “up alllll night.” Add in the short week and Thursday night, it’s probably a Pacheco kind of night. 

Rhamondre Stevenson – It has been an ugly start to the Patriots season. The last 3 opponents were no slouches either defensively. But regardless, if we take the blowout loss last week he has seen about 15 touches a game. Maybe a little reprieve here facing a Raiders defense who’s middle of the pack just gave up 76 yards and a TD to the guy playing farming video games at midnight and the only real RB threat they have faced has been James Cook. Stevenson took responsibility for his woes and said it was on him to be better. When in reality it’s not on him much. Bill said the offense has to reset. That means lean on the best players (Stevenson). Sometimes the added motivation and a bad opponent can shake an apple off a tree and work for a week.  

Roschon Johnson – We need to monitor the concussion thing first. If he goes though, he is a rock em for me. The Bears offense is now in a groove and Khalil Herbert has had a nice couple of weeks. He would have been over 20 touches a game for both if not for the ankle. Still around 200 yards in that span. Also, I’m not entirely sold on the Vikings run d even though statistically they have been stingy. We did see D’Andre Swift embarrass them. With both passing and early down work Roschon could be a nice back-end RB2 if he clears concussion protocol. In my Mike Ditka voice “Go Bears!”. 

Others To Rock – Alexander Mattison (Bears defense stinks), Emari Demercado (they will trail this game so regardless of Ingram’s status, it will be Demercado when playing from behind), Jeff Wilson Jr. (just get any share of Dolphins in a game you can). 

WRs To Rock! 

WR Rock Em Of The Week – Calvin Ridley– We just keep ignoring Ridley faced some decent coverage for a few weeks. He had a tasty matchup last week and it paid off. This week he gets another one. The Colts come in ranked 24th vs opposing WRs. Also, like Lawrence and Kirk here as well. I think the offense is due a bit. 

Adam Theilen – He would be my Rock Em Of The Week if not for a rookie QB. I expect them to trail the entire game and no way Theilen doesn’t see 10-12 targets. He has over 100 yards in both games he has 10+ targets as well. It might be garbage time again, but no one said it has to be pretty. We just need them points baby!

Tyler Lockett – Lockett’s expected fantasy points per game are about 4 higher than his real. A matchup with a healthy Joe Burrow also means the likelihood of needing to pass more. Results have been mixed but I’m getting Lockett back into my lineup this week as he’s a pretty good flex option. 

Others I’m RockingDrake London (he has double-digit points any week he has had over 7 targets), Jerry Jeudy (86% snap rate a week ago, playing catch-up all game for a positive passing game script), Josh Downs (24% target share with Gardner Minshew).

TEs I’m Rocking

My Rock em Of The Week – Dallas Goedert – We saw the get-right game a week ago and I think he carries that momentum into a matchup vs the worst team Vs tight ends all year, the New York Jets. While the Jets might shut down other aspects, Goedert should be busy. 

Cole Kmet – The fire is blazing so why move away from it? 3 red zone targets a week ago so it shows Justin is looking his way down there. 

Zach Ertz – The Rams are ranked 28th vs the pass and the game script to me should favor Ertz getting some targets. 

Others I am RockingJake Ferguson (let’s forget about last week for Dallas), Dalton Schultz (matchup is awful but he’s been part of the offense last couple of weeks with a rising rookie QB), Logan Thomas (The Falcons one hole on defense is the tight end. They rank 31st vs opposing tight ends and sets up Thomas nicely). 

QBs I am Rocking 

My Rock Em of the Week – Matthew Stafford – Mr. Can’t Connect with the younger generation now has one of the better young weapons at his helm in the game. Also his most important weapon again. He is fully locked and loaded as he takes on the 5th worst team vs opposing quarterbacks. 

Trevor Lawrence – Colts rank 23rd Vs opposing QBs and we have seen gradual improvements from Lawrence. Like this week to put a complete game together. 

Geno Smith – Joe Burrow is back which means some points should be scored and neither defense is a Legion of Boom. If the knee is good, I like a Geno bounce-back game here. 

Others I am Rocking – Dak Prescott (if he can’t do Vs the 28th ranked defense vs opposing QBs then I don’t if he ever will), Jared Goff (if I have streamers and none are said above, I’ll choose the road game still for Goff. The floor is safer for me and 15 points should be easy) 

Who am I docking? My way of saying guys I’m just tying to a pier and are not setting sail on a journey this week. 

RBs I’m Docking for the Weekend

Rachaad White – The efficiency sucks albeit his usage is great. You may not have a better option but if you do I would use them. Lions are the 2nd best team vs opposing RBs this season. He could make up some ground in PPR but no thanks in non-PPR.  

Zack Moss – Last week was fun I am sure for everyone as he sat on their bench and exploded. Well sad to say just don’t get cute and expect 25 touches again. 

Miles Sanders – Not even sure I play Sanders even if they are playing Denver right now. Seems to to be a timeshare and he only has 3 targets over the last two weeks. 

WRs I’m Docking Up 

Terry McLaurin – Need to see more than 5 to 6 targets a week consistently. Now he sees AJ Terrell in a tough matchup vs the Falcons. 

Rashee Rice – Love him a deep stash still and streamer. He’s being targeted at a ridiculous rate when he is on the field. He just is not on the field a ton yet and tonight’s game sets up a Pacheco game. 

Amari Cooper – Even though SF ranks 17th vs opposing QBs, it’s a very tough matchup for Deshaun Watson with a rotator cuff injury. Even if Watson plays through it I don’t trust him to be effective enough for Cooper. 

TEs I’m Docking Up

Should add here most of these guys are no-go streamers for me. TE is so shallow that if you have a top 8–10 option you never bench him regardless. 

David Njoku – See Cooper’s blurb above. Lots of the same reasons on top of only one game with over 4 targets. 

Hunter Henry – Mac Jones and the New England offense as a whole has been bad. Too TD-dependent for me with a floor that can bottom out. 

Tyler Higbee – With two stud WRs now in LA, Higbee likely doesn’t see a ton of volume anymore. Add in a tough matchup as Arizona ranks 4th against opposing TEs and it’s a big no for me on stream radar. 

QBs I am Docking 

Deshaun Watson – If he even plays it’s a big no for me. Rotator cuff issues + up and down season + SF who ranks 3rd vs opposing QBs = a big no thanks for me. 

Brock Purdy – He’s been phenomenal for SF as of late. Just expect more of the stream early season version here against a tough Cleveland defense. If I have other streaming options I would use them, but in a bind the talent around is too good to bottom out most likely. 

Daniel Jones – Another one here if he plays it’s a giant no for me. Buffalo is the hardest matchup for opposing QBs in fantasy football. 

Week 6 Trade Market Watch

Here is my Week 6 Trade Market Watch. Who to Buy? Who to Sell? Let’s get into it.

Buy

Tee Higgins – 50% chance to go this week, then a bye week. Those who currently roster might be looking for something to use these next two weeks. Good news is, Burrow looked like himself again and that means Higgins is likely a top 15ish WR ROS for me. 

Aaron Jones – One thing is for sure, half the league can use a RB. Jones is also still very good, he’s just been hurt. After the bye week, he might be feeling good, and on top of that, he gets, drumroll, please………….. The Denver Broncos. Who ranks dead last vs opposing running backs this season. The window to buy will probably slam shut that week. Look what Breece Hall just did to them. 

Joe Mixon – We talked about Burrow being back and making this offense go like we know it can. However, even till now, Mixon’s expected fantasy points per game are 4.5 points higher than his real FPG. With Burrow back, he could slot into a low-end RB1 based on this current running back landscape. 

Jared Goff – Yeah yeah the home/road splits. Let me just stop you and say I think he’s just good, period. The two road games he has played are Week 1 in a weird Thursday Night game vs KC and Week 4 in a blowout win on a Thursday Night short week vs Packers. You will say he did it last year also though. So let’s dig into that. In some tougher matchups like Dallas. He had clunkers for sure. He also scored 17 about 3 times and 34 once, all on the road also. He only has about 2 tough road games left this season but also goes to Chicago, Minnesota, and Los Angeles (Chargers). All 3 positive matchups. He’s not a set-it-and-forget-it guy quite yet, but he’s close most weeks. Especially since Detroit has some magic going on. 

Sell

Derrick Henry – If you can get back RB1 value at this point I think it’s time. Henry has done some weird things like the passing TD to keep his score up some weeks. He also has over 20 carries just twice and only 1 RB1 finish thus far.  Tyjae Spears has also basically split the snaps with him. Wonder if the 300 carry monster days are gone. *Now, I can see a buy here also if you can get him for cheap and only need an RB2*

DeAndre Hopkins – Tennessee ranks 30th in pass attempts per game so even in plus matchups it’s not a lock he sees over 6 to 7 targets in some games. After Baltimore, they have a bye week and he returns to a matchup vs AJ Terell. He will have his weeks sprinkled around but if I can sell him at a WR2 price I will be. Maybe name value also is key to someone in a hometown league. 

DK Metcalf – I’m sure Seattle will pass a little more after the bye in certain matchups. It’s still worth noting DK is currently on pace for 97 targets. We are gonna have to bank on TD’s and his red zone usage to continue from last year to match his draft day stock. Not to mention, JSN’s wrist should be better and they will want to get him more involved as the season goes as well. He was ranked low for me and the reasoning is coming to fruition. If you can sell at WR14 price then you absolutely should. 

George Kittle – He is a baller and probably the best all-around Tight End in football. He just has not seen the volume in this loaded SF offense. So where he lacks in weekly usage he has to make up in TD’s. His 4 red zone targets however are tied for 11th at the Tight End position. His week-to-week will just be inconsistent. If I have some holes on my roster like at RB or WR, I would absolutely be fine using Kittle to entice someone. Especially after that monster week. Use the recency bias as your friend. That name value can also carry in hometown leagues. Try a 2 for 2 and just get back a Dalton Schultz and an RB in a deal. 

Week 6 Waiver Wire Targets

Here are the Waivers for Week 6. 

RB

Top Priority – Roschon Johnson – Still available in over 60% of leagues he is my must add. With Herbert likely to miss a little time from a high ankle sprain, Roschon is set to lead the backfield if he can clear concussion protocol. The rookie has held his own in limited time with a 16% explosive rush rate(rushes over 10 yards). With added workload, this could be the Roschon breakout. Herbert is likely out for multiple weeks so D’Onta Foreman is a decent flier as well. He will be elevated and might get 8-10 touches. 

Tyjae Spears – Now in a dead-even split with Derrick Henry it seems, Spears is past the handcuff radar and in flex territory for me. He’s 3rd in breakaway run rate % (rushes over 15 yards) and has a 13% target share of his offense which has put him in the top 10 of RB targets. Dude’s a baller. If anything happened to Henry (I hope nothing does), I hate to say it but it has league winner written all over it. 

Jaleel McLaughin – Let’s be honest. He has looked like the best back in Denver. He ranks 3rd in yards per touch and even when Williams comes back they absolutely have to get McLaughlin involved more. Denver is also on the fritz and rumors of a blowup are now happening. It’s possible they move on from Perine and see what they got in the kid this year. 

Emari Demcado – Need to monitor the status of James Connor and if he can’t go Demcado is a fine flex this week. He handled all the carries after Connor’s exit and turned it into 11 touches for 57 yards and a TD. 

Jeff Wilson Jr – De’Von Achane is set to miss some time with a knee issue. We have seen two backs feast in this offense and anyone getting 10 touches in this offense is a must-add at this point. 

WR 

KJ Osborn – Minnesota leads all teams in pass attempts per game and they just lost Justin Jefferson. KJ Osborn could walk into a significant role now along with Jordan Addison. 

Joshua Palmer – Saw 86% of the snaps in the first game without Mike Williams. Like I said before, anyone seeing 7 to 8  targets a game in this offense needs to be rostered. Good flex option for now. 

Rashee Rice – 11th in fantasy points per route run and a massive 36% target per route run shows you something is there if he can just increase the snap share. Rice doesn’t need a significant bump either as in the KC offense if he just got up to 7 to 8 targets a game it would be plenty to be a weekly flex option. He’s the best shot to be the WR1 in KC to me. 

DJ Chark – Bryce Young had his best game of his young career. The Panthers also likely trail a lot and will throw the ball a lot. Might be plenty of ups and downs but worth the add in desperate for flex options. 

TE 

Logan Thomas – 11 targets a week and now a nice matchup Vs the Atlanta Falcons who rank 28th vs opposing TEs. 

Dalton Schultz – Back-to-back double-digit weeks including a 10-target outing a week ago. With Stroud looking legit he is clearly back on the streaming radar. 

Tyler Conkiln – 50 yards 3 of the last 4 games now a matchup with the Eagles who have been susceptible to TEs so far this season. 

QB 

Mathew Stafford – With two top WRs at his helm now and a juicy matchup vs Arizona, Stafford leads the streamers for this week. 

Sam Howell – 19+ points two weeks in a row. 15+ points 4 out of 5 weeks. Atlanta is middle of the row presenting some stream appeal.

CJ Stroud – Not a great matchup but his overall play this season warrants stream worthy. You can do much worse than Stroud. 

Bryce Young – The rookie played his best game but for me, this is about the shootout he will need to be in to hang with Miami, who also rank 24th vs opposing QBs. 

Jared Goff – Matchup is not great but usually has a safe floor. Especially if he gets back St.Brown and Gibbs.

Buy Low – Sell High Candidates | RB

Below are my one month in buy low/ sell high candidates for the running back position. 

Buy Low or Cost – Breece Hall – Well this was being written when Robert Salah announced the limitations are now removed for Hall. So the window for buy low may have just slammed shut. However, in the chance that you can pull one off for me he’s a big buy for me. In fact, even at cost price. To put my money where my mouth is, I just traded TJ Hockenson for him (had LaPorta on the bench). We have seen the spurts of the giant runs. In fact, almost 10% of his runs have gone for 15 or more yards. We can go on and on but really for him, it’s just been volume. With the added volume we can see the fantasy star return. Even in the iffy offense. 

Sell High – Kyren Williams – I saw Playerprofiler best compare him to James White. Made me chuckle but they are probably right. He’s not a very efficient running back by any means, he’s slow and he is best used in the passing game. For now, though he’s been driven on heavy volume as he ranks 1st in snap share, 7th in carries, and 2nd in targets. If the efficiency doesn’t improve is it possible Sean McVay does his typical thing and changes backs again on us? Does he just become a pass-down back? With the Rams and McVay I never trust them, so for me if I can get back RB1 value I’m taking it. For me I just like to maximize my waiver or late-round fliers. Especially when I don’t trust the head coach much.

Buy Low – Jahmyr Gibbs – Yes yes we know. His usage is frustrating. We may have to temper expectations here as well. Everyone is saying sell also, but if you are in need of an RB2 with upside then Gibbs is still a decent option for me. Especially if you can get him at a decent cost. Look, those who drafted Gibbs realize they will not get back the draft value they invested. The sell high or even at cost window closed. So he’s my target for my PPR WR heavy teams where I am looking for someone who can just get me 10/12 points in the RB2 spot. Let’s break it down on the why. The bad first, the Lions are good and in games they lead in, it just makes sense to run out the clock with David Montgomery and conserve their special weapon. The good is he still has a 15% target share and I don’t truly think he has his footing quite yet. He’s still on pace for 70 targets this season believe it or not. 70 targets and 100 carries will be an RB2 before season end. Going back 5 years anyone who had 70+ targets and 100+ carries on the season averaged about 13 PPR points per game. The floor being TJ Yeldon in 2018, 104 carries, 77 targets, and only 5 total TDs. He came in at 12.4 PPR points per game and that was still enough to be an RB2 that year in points per game. Gibbs is more special than most of the guys who did this though, and they used the 12th pick on him. So I truly believe he will have more usage as the season progresses. So while the price and his floor is currently at RB2 for me, the ceiling is still much higher. He’s perfect to pair on my team that has Diggs/Waddle and Higgins in the flex and now is in need of an RB2. 

Others to Buy – Aaron Jones, Rhamondre Stevenson, Dameon Pierce. All of them are lower than draft day cost now and should return to their value. 

Others to Sell – D’Andre Swift/ De’Von Achane. Both are great, just have concerns over usage for a full season and are getting heavy value in return right now. It’s more cashing out ahead for me. 

Week 5 Waiver Wire Targets

Here are my Week 5 Waiver Wire Targets.

RB 

Jaleel McLaughlin – Although out-snapped by Samaje Perine, it was McLaughlin who shined brightest. He turned 10 touches into 100 yards and a TD. Javonte Williams’ injury is not long term but for a one-week fill-in, McLaughlin is worth a dart throw. Samaje Perine is also now down to about 50% rostered, and he could be a dart throw flex as well. He just hasn’t looked good. 

Tyjae Spears – Spears is playing about 50% of the snaps. He is getting close to 10 touches a game, albeit in a mediocre offense. Might be more of a stash but if you are struggling to find an RB2 with byes and injuries, he could be an 8-10 PPR point type of guy. 

Some NotablesJaylen Warren (hovering around 60% rostered and is the guy to use in Pitt for now), Matt Breida (stinks on the ground but making up for it in garbage time receiving work as long as Barkley is out), Keaton Mitchell (more a dart throw add when activated but Baltimore backfield is up for grabs). 

WR 

Romeo Doubs – Christian Watson returned but was clearly limited, so we can’t expect the boatload of targets to continue. He should still see enough to garner flex consideration. Especially with the rapport he has built with Jordan Love. Good matchup with the Raiders is next as well. 

Joshua Palmer – 7/8 targets a game in the Chargers offense is enough to put some points on the board. They might be on a bye but still needs to be rostered as a short-term solution. 

NotablesTyler Boyd (Burrow looks visibly injured but with Higgins banged up it could be Boyd who sees extended looks), Jameson Williams (back from suspension and ceiling is sky high but he is still a giant mystery box), Wan’Dale Robinson (Giants have no WR1 but Robinson and his 11 targets the last two weeks is the most promising one they have). 

TE 

Jake Ferguson – Has seen 7 targets in 3 of the 4 weeks and turned in his best showing a week ago. We know Dak likes to look to his TEs in the red zone as well, as Ferguson leads all TEs in RZ targets at 11. 

Zach Ertz – Was dropped after Week 3 by many but rebounded with a 10 target game again. Next up is a nice matchup for him Vs Cincinnati who ranks 27th vs opposing TEs. 

Notables Luke Musgrave (concussion a week ago, monitor status), Dalton Schultz ( Stroud’s play and a nice matchup have him back on streaming radar). 

QB 

CJ Stroud – My highest priority QB add and could be the QB waiver steal of the year. Over 280 yards 3 out of 4 weeks, 30+ pass attempts every week so far, and not a single interception. Impressive stuff from the rookie. 

Sam Howell – Very impressive outing Vs the Eagles. Also got to see his legs as he ran 6 times for 40 yards. His rushing ability makes him a sneaky streamer most weeks and now he gets my piss poor Chicago Bears who rank 29th vs opposing QBs. 

Jordan Love – Gotta clean up the TOs but back-to-back weeks with a rushing TD now show he can do it two ways. Next up a very nice matchup Vs the Las Vegas Raiders as well. 

Notables Matthew Stafford (Kupp returns and decent matchup vs Eagles), Jared Goff (not a great matchup but this is a good team and runs the offense well). 

Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets

Here are my Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets.

RB 

Devon Achane – 16% Rostered – Achane was finally able to show the world his explosiveness with Salvon Ahmad out. He probably took the RB2 job in Miami by doing so.  Like I said in the rookie article, he’s a big play waiting to happen every time he touches the football. He fits right in with this Dolphins offense. The 22 touches were fueled by the huge lead and we can’t expect that every week, but he has to be rostered as of now. He has a good chance to break off a play each and every week if he could see maybe 10/12 touches a game. 

Matt Brieda – 26% Rostered – Let’s ignore last Thursday’s game that was on a short week vs a juggernaut SF team. He salvaged the day with a TD but against Seattle, he should see more than 4 carries or 3 catches for 1 yard. It’s not a long list this week and pickens are slim. 

Ezekiel Elliot – 46% Rostered – He saw 16 carries and averaged a healthy 5 yards per. The catch? Well they played the Zach Wilson led Jets. It allowed them to run the ball a ton. Maybe in the right spot, Zeke could garner you an RB3 day. 

Kendre Miller – 20% Rostered – His debut was not some spectacular outing, but I saw enough to know he’s the 2nd best RB on this roster after Alvin Kamara for as long as Jamaal Williams is sidelined. I know Kamara is set to return, but Miller should still see 10 or so touches as Kamara is not a typical bell cow. 

Still floatingRoschon Johnson (Bears are a mess but he was the first back on the field Sunday, workload should just keep going up), Kareem Hunt (Saw 7 touches to Ford’s 12, and we can expect some rust in his first game).  

WR 

Tank Dell – 23% Rostered – 17 targets and over 200 yards in his last two games. With CJ Stroud looking the part and Dell beginning to take a chunk of the air attack in Houston he’s my top WR add. 

Joshua Palmer – 1% Rostered – Mike Willaims is now out for the year with a torn ACL. For the short term, Palmer could very well be the WR2 in LA. After Williams left the game it was Palmer who saw the most significant playing time. If you desperately need Week 4 assistance this would be the add. 

Quinten Johnston – 46% Rostered – See Mike Williams news above. While we expect Joshua Palmer to take the reins early, now is a good time to stash Johnston as he will see increased snaps and could very well take over the 2 role as we get deeper into the season. 

Adam Thielen/DJ Chark – Both around 50% Rostered – As long as Andy Dalton is the QB these two get a boost. 

Some notablesMarvin Mims Jr (little big play dependent on a bad team), Romeo Doubs (as long as Watson is out), Elijah Moore (seeing 7-9 targets a game and Watson looked much better) Josh Downs (Monitor Richardson), Tutu Atwell (one week till Kupp can return and he’s been heavily involved so can fill a week void if need be). 

TE 

Sam LaPorta – 63% Rostered – Ok sure he is well over 50% rostered but the way TE is, 63% is not enough. This is a back-end TE1 moving forward. 

Luke Musgrave – 13% Rostered – He is on the field for over 85% of the snaps every week. His usage should build up as the season goes as well. Not exactly a reliable option weekly but TE is a wasteland. Next week is a tasty matchup vs Detroit as well, who is giving the 4th most points to TE’s this season. 

QB 

Jared Goff – 57% Rostered – He runs the offense effectively and is a safer QB2 for me. Good for 15 points or so in standard scoring leagues. 

Jordan Love – 47% Rostered – Love has not impressed much throwing the football but he’s scoring TDs and his rushing ability can keep him afloat some weeks. 

CJ Stroud – 11 Rostered – He’s thrown for 280+ and 2 in back-to-back weeks including an impressive performance vs the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

The Rundown | Week 3 Fantasy Football Starts & Sits

Here is my who’s who in Week 3.

Locked-In = Must Start
The Flex-Abiltilty = Your 2’s or flex plays
The Stream-Yard = Guys you can stream if need be

NY Giants @ SF 49ers 

Locked-In – Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Darren Waller
The Flex-Ability – Brandon Aiyuk(if he goes, worry limited snaps)
The Stream-Yard – Matt Brieda(low end RB3, Brock Purdy, Daniel Jones 

Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens 

The Locked-In – Mark Andrews, Lamar Jackson, Anthony Richardson(if he clears concussion protocol)
The Flex-Ability – Zay Flowers, Michael Pittman
The Stream-Yard – Gus Edwards, Zack Moss

Atlanta Falcons @ Detroit Lions 

The Locked-In – Bijan Robinson, Amon-Ra St.Brown, Jahmyr Gibbs, Kyle Pitts 
The Flex-Ability – Drake London 
The Stream-Yard- Jared Goff, Sam LaPorta

New Orleans Saints @ Green Bay Packers 

The Locked-In – Chris Olave, Aaron Jones
The Flex-Ability – Kendre Miller, Christian Watson 
The Stream-Yard- Michael Thomas, Jordan Love 

Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars

The Locked-In – Calvin Ridley, Travis Etienne, Evan Engram, Trevor Lawrence 
The Flex-Ability – Dameon Pierce, Nico Collins, Christian Kirk
The Stream-Yard – Dalton Schultz 

Denver Broncos @ Miami Dolphins 

The Locked-In – Jerry Jeudy, Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Tua Tagovailoa 
The Flex-Ability- Javonte Williams, Raheem Mostert
The Stream-Yard – Samaje Perine, Courtland Sutton, Russell Wilson 

LA Chargers @ Minnesota Vikings 

The Locked-In – Austin Ekeler(if he plays), Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Justin Herbert, Justin Jefferson, TJ Hockenson, Kirk Cousins 
The Flex-Ability – Joshua Kelley (if Ekeler is out), Jordan Addison 
The Stream-Yard- Vikings RB’s but wait see if Akers plays. 

New England Patriots @ New York Jets 

The Locked-In – Rhamondre Stevenson, Garret Wilson 
The Flex-Ability – Breece Hall, Dalvin Cook 
The Stream Yard – Hunter Henry 

Buffalo Bills @ Washington Commanders 

The Locked-In – Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, James Cook, Brian Robinson, Terry McLaurin
The Flex-Ability- Gabe Davis
The Stream-Yard- Dalton Kincaid, Jahan Dotson 

Carolina Panthers @ Seattle Seahawks 

The Locked-In – Kenneth Walker, Geno Smith
The Flex-Ability – Miles Sanders, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett 
The Stream-Yard- Jaxon Smith Njigba 

Dallas Cowboys @ Arizona Cardinals 

The Locked-In – Tony Pollard, Ceedee Lamb, Zach Ertz
The Flex-Ability – James Connor
The Stream-Yard – Dak Prescott, Marquise Brown 

Chicago Bears @ KC Cheifs 

The Locked-In – DJ Moore, Justin Fields, Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes 
The Flex-Ability – Isaiah Pacheco 
The Stream-Yard – Khalil Herbert, Roschon Johnson, Coke Kmet, Sky Moore, Jerrick McKinnon 

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Las Vegas Raiders 

The Locked-In – Josh Jacobs, Devante Adams 
The Flex-Ability – Najee Harris, George Pickens 
The Stream-Yard- Jaylen Warren, Pat Freiermuth, Jakobi Meyers

Philadelphia Eagles @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

The Locked-In – AJ Brown, Devonta Smith, Dallas Goedert, Jalen Hurts, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Rachaad White
The Flex-Ability – DeAndre Swift 
The Stream-Yard – 

LA Rams @ Cincinnati Bengals 

The Locked-In – Puka Nacua, Kyren Williams, Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Joe Mixon, Joe Burrow(if he practices by Friday otherwise won’t risk it with Monday’s game)
The Flex-Abillity – Bengals WR’s move here if Burrow is a no go. 
The Stream-Yard- Tutu Atwell, Tyler Higbee, Matthew Stafford

Week 3 Waiver Wire Targets

Below are my Week 3 Waiver adds to help you out this week and beyond! 

RB 

Jerome Ford 9% Rostered – Nick Chubb is now gone for the season with a horrific knee injury. Jerome Ford saw most of the work yesterday and looked pretty good. As of right now, this is the RB I would prioritize if you are in a bind for Week 3. 

Zack Moss 30% Rostered – Moss looked pretty good last week, heck end of last year really. He was 18 for 88 a week ago. He’s an RB2 with a 20 touch workload headed his way. Baltimore is just not the greatest matchup, however. 

Matt Breida 1% Rostered – Saquon Barkley will miss a few games and for now, Matt Breida seems to be the guy to take the majority of the work. Do I trust him a lot? Not really. Last time he saw any significant work was 2019. Look for Gary Brightwell and Eric Gary possible to see some looks as well.  

Notables  

Roschon Johnson (Foreman was a healthy scratch a week ago, could be the last shot to add him), Kareem Hunt, and Leonard Fournette (still lurking for an injury path to a significant workload). Kendre Miller (hurt but Tony Jones looked bad and Williams is now banged up), Craig Reynolds (Lions won’t overuse Gibbs, so someone is gonna get some work there with Monty out). 

WR

Nico Collins 60% Rostered – In some platforms he is still readily available and should not be. 20 targets through 2 games. He looks like CJ Stroud’s #1 in every way. 

Tutu Atwell 3 % Rostered – The reason I think Puka Nacua will be very relevant once Kupp returns is the same reason I like Atwell now. The 2nd WR for the LA Rams is still a viable role in Fantasy Football. 8+ targets two weeks in a row. 

Notables 

Josh Reynolds (Until Jameson Williams returns Reynolds is a decent flex in deeper leagues), Tank Dell (rookie had a nice game a week ago and is on the field a lot for the Texans, who likely trail plenty this year). 

TE

Zach Ertz 47% Rostered – He’s seen plenty of volume and is a TE1 just off of that. The bonus for him is he probably gets even better once Kyler returns. He’s more than a streaming option. 

Sam LaPorta 49% Rostered – With over an 80% snap share two weeks in a row and coming up big when Goff needed him, LaPorta is on the rise. 

Notables 

Hunter Henry (seeing over a handful of targets but I worry still TD dependent), Jake Ferguson (not really a good player but has a shot to score vs Cardinals in Week 3).

QB

Matthew Stafford 29.5% Rostered – Over 300 yards in his first two games and now some weapons to throw to. Be nice if Burrow played this week and we get a high scoring game but he’s a QB2 this week and streamable regardless.

Jordan Love 39% Rostered – 3 TDs every week will not stay sustained but he did this a week ago without his LT and best playmakers in Christian Watson and Aaron Jones. Not a great matchup for him next week, however. 

Jared Goff 51% Rostered – Still some good weapons around him and overall like this team. He has a decent matchup this week as well so falls right into the QB2  range. 

Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

After Week 1 I try to think more season-long first in my skill position waivers and stick to streaming in my QB. If you have a top waiver you want to add something useful that might last longer than a one-week rental. So let’s see my top options for skill positions and then we will break down some QBs I like next week. 

RB

Roschon Johnson – 21% Rostered – Season long, this is still my favorite add as of now(We will see what Baltimore does). The Bears were trailing this game I get it, but the 7 targets count. He also added a rushing TD. He’s the receiving back and on a team, we just are not sure is good. He will see his carry total rise as the season goes as well. Still feels and looks like a guy who can lead this backfield by year end. 

Kenneth Gainwell – 21.5% Rostered – Penny was inactive and Swift had 2 touches. Whether or not this is just another Week 1 randomness thing and Swift is more involved next week, Gainwell must be added. All lead RBs in one the league’s best offenses need to be.  

Joshua Kelley – 11.4% Rostered – Ekeler could be banged up with an ankle issue but even when healthy he makes his money in receiving and red zone work. He doesn’t necessarily get a heavy load in carries. Someone has to get some work behind him. That is Kelley. Double-digit carries and a shot at a TD can be a flex play some weeks. Now if Ekeler misses time Kelley is a must-start in all formats. 

Kyren Williams – 10% rostered – This feels like a Week 1 dupe more than anything. However, we have seen the Rams push Akers to the side before. Not to mention Akers was awful. But Williams 15 for 50 is meh as well. You see me battle myself here. 

Kareem Hunt/Leonard Fournette – Both under 10% rostered – With Dobbins out and Justice Hill only gaining 9 yards on 8 attempts we will see them add. Both in this offense can be useful. Good to stash either as another injury will happen. 

WR 

Puka Nacua – 2.3% – 15 targets feels like the Kupp treatment. While Kupp is out Nacua might feast and has the QB who can feed him. After Kupp returns he probably has secured the WR2 role in LA regardless. 

Kendrick Bourne – 1.5% Rostered – 2 TDs is nice and sure 11 targets is better but Mac Jones threw the ball over 50 times. Something I expect very little of all season. Worth the add for a bench spot but 0 trust in starting him. 

Tutu Atwell – 5.6% Rostered – Not as excited for this one but the Rams’ #2 WR has flex appeal most weeks. Till Kupp returns could be sneaky. 

Zay Jones – 30% Rostered – Welcome back old friend. Zay was a staple in this article a year ago. With Ridley, Kirk and Engram it was hard to predict how to rank Zay. Week 1 it was play more than everyone else. I’m sure weekly it will vary, but he will have weeks with 7 targets. 

TE 

Sam LaPorta – 34% Rostered – Season long this is the add to look for. Highest upside and a good debut. 

Hayden Hurst – 4.8% Rostered – Probably a TD-dependent streaming option long term but after one week he is the Panthers leading receiver. It was nice usage in the snaps he had. 

QB

Brock Purdy – 24.5% Rostered – This team is just too loaded with elite weapons. It’s hard to not have a safe floor leading them. Next up a divisional matchup Vs the LA Rams. 

Jared Goff – 45% Rostered – We just saw Stafford put up 300 yards vs Seattle. With the weapons at his disposal, Goff is well within the streaming realm. 

The Rundown – Kansas City Chiefs vs Detroit Lions

Check out the first official Rundown of the NFL Season. Check back later in the week for a rundown on the rest of Week 1’s games.

Lions @ Cheifs

The Locked-In – Amon-Ra St. Brown, Patrick Mahomes, Jahmyr Gibbs. 

The Flex-Ability – David Montgomery, Isiah Pacheco, Jerick McKinnon

The Stream-Yard – Kadarius Toney, Skyy Moore, Sam LaPorta, Jared Goff

Enjoy opening night!

Top 200 Fantasy Football Redraft Rankings

Check out my 2023 Fantasy Football redraft Top 200 rankings. They will be updated throughout the weeks as needed and closer to draft SZN as things change. NOTERankings may be under 200 as season nears closer for trade chart reasons.

Top 200

RankPlayerBye Week
1Justin Jefferson (WR – MIN)13
2Austin Ekeler (RB – LAC)5
3Christian McCaffrey (RB – SF)9
4Bijan Robinson (RB – ATL)11
5Ja’Marr Chase (WR – CIN)7
6Travis Kelce (TE – KC)10
7Saquon Barkley (RB – NYG)13
8Tyreek Hill (WR – MIA)10
9Stefon Diggs (WR – BUF)13
10Derrick Henry (RB – TEN)7
11Josh Jacobs (RB – LV)13
12Nick Chubb (RB – CLE)5
13CeeDee Lamb (WR – DAL)7
14Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR – DET)9
15A.J. Brown (WR – PHI)10
16Davante Adams (WR – LV)13
17Jahmyr Gibbs (RB – DET)9
18Tony Pollard (RB – DAL)7
19Aaron Jones (RB – GB)6
20Garrett Wilson (WR – NYJ)7
21Cooper Kupp (WR – LAR)10
22Jaylen Waddle (WR – MIA)10
23Mark Andrews (TE – BAL)13
24Patrick Mahomes II (QB – KC)10
25Jalen Hurts (QB – PHI)10
26Josh Allen (QB – BUF)13
27DeVonta Smith (WR – PHI)10
28Keenan Allen (WR – LAC)5
29Tee Higgins (WR – CIN)7
30Chris Olave (WR – NO)11
31T.J. Hockenson (TE – MIN)13
32Rhamondre Stevenson (RB – NE)11
33Breece Hall (RB – NYJ)7
34Travis Etienne Jr. (RB – JAC)9
35Joe Mixon (RB – CIN)7
36Najee Harris (RB – PIT)6
37Dameon Pierce (RB – HOU)7
38Cam Akers (RB – LAR)10
39J.K. Dobbins (RB – BAL)13
40Kenneth Walker III (RB – SEA)5
41Jonathan Taylor (RB – IND)11
42Joe Burrow (QB – CIN)7
43Justin Fields (QB – CHI)13
44DJ Moore (WR – CHI)13
45Christian Watson (WR – GB)6
46Calvin Ridley (WR – JAC)9
47Amari Cooper (WR – CLE)5
48Miles Sanders (RB – CAR)7
49James Cook (RB – BUF)13
50DK Metcalf (WR – SEA)5
51Chris Godwin (WR – TB)5
52Dallas Goedert (TE – PHI)10
53Darren Waller (TE – NYG)13
54George Kittle (TE – SF)9
55Justin Herbert (QB – LAC)5
56Lamar Jackson (QB – BAL)13
57Drake London (WR – ATL)11
58Jerry Jeudy (WR – DEN)9
59DeAndre Hopkins (WR – TEN)7
60Diontae Johnson (WR – PIT)6
61Terry McLaurin (WR – WAS)14
62Deebo Samuel (WR – SF)9
63Brandon Aiyuk (WR – SF)9
64Jordan Addison (WR – MIN)13
65Christian Kirk (WR – JAC)9
66Jaxon Smith-Njigba (WR – SEA)5
67Alvin Kamara (RB – NO)11
68Dalvin Cook (RB – NYJ)7
69Rachaad White (RB – TB)5
70Isiah Pacheco (RB – KC)10
71Javonte Williams (RB – DEN)9
72Tyler Lockett (WR – SEA)5
73Jahan Dotson (WR – WAS)14
74George Pickens (WR – PIT)6
75Michael Pittman Jr. (WR – IND)11
76Marquise Brown (WR – ARI)14
77Kyle Pitts (TE – ATL)11
78James Conner (RB – ARI)14
79Alexander Mattison (RB – MIN)13
80David Montgomery (RB – DET)9
81Trevor Lawrence (QB – JAC)9
82Quentin Johnston (WR – LAC)5
83Mike Evans (WR – TB)5
84Treylon Burks (WR – TEN)7
85Evan Engram (TE – JAC)9
86D’Andre Swift (RB – PHI)10
87Samaje Perine (RB – DEN)9
88De’Von Achane (RB – MIA)10
89Rashaad Penny (RB – PHI)10
90Pat Freiermuth (TE – PIT)6
91David Njoku (TE – CLE)5
92Dalton Kincaid (TE – BUF)13
93Antonio Gibson (RB – WAS)14
94Dak Prescott (QB – DAL)7
95Kirk Cousins (QB – MIN)13
96Anthony Richardson (QB – IND)11
97Daniel Jones (QB – NYG)13
98Tua Tagovailoa (QB – MIA)10
99Deshaun Watson (QB – CLE)5
100Mike Williams (WR – LAC)5
101Michael Thomas (WR – NO)11
102JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR – NE)11
103Rashod Bateman (WR – BAL)13
104Zay Flowers (WR – BAL)13
105Allen Lazard (WR – NYJ)7
106AJ Dillon (RB – GB)6
107Zach Charbonnet (RB – SEA)5
108Dalton Schultz (TE – HOU)7
109Chigoziem Okonkwo (TE – TEN)7
110Greg Dulcich (TE – DEN)9
111Raheem Mostert (RB – MIA)10
112Skyy Moore (WR – KC)10
113Brandin Cooks (WR – DAL)7
114Elijah Moore (WR – CLE)5
115Geno Smith (QB – SEA)5
116Brian Robinson Jr. (RB – WAS)14
117Jamaal Williams (RB – NO)11
118Damien Harris (RB – BUF)13
119Jerick McKinnon (RB – KC)10
120Cole Kmet (TE – CHI)13
121Russell Wilson (QB – DEN)9
122Matthew Stafford (QB – LAR)10
123Jared Goff (QB – DET)9
124Aaron Rodgers (QB – NYJ)7
125Romeo Doubs (WR – GB)6
126Gabe Davis (WR – BUF)13
127Courtland Sutton (WR – DEN)9
128Sam LaPorta (TE – DET)9
129Nico Collins (WR – HOU)7
130Rondale Moore (WR – ARI)14
131Jakobi Meyers (WR – LV)13
132Kadarius Toney (WR – KC)10
133Tyler Allgeier (RB – ATL)11
134Khalil Herbert (RB – CHI)13
135D’Onta Foreman (RB – CHI)13
136Roschon Johnson (RB – CHI)13
137Ezekiel Elliott (RB – NE)11
138Elijah Mitchell (RB – SF)9
139Gerald Everett (TE – LAC)5
140Odell Beckham Jr. (WR – BAL)13
141Darnell Mooney (WR – CHI)13
142Juwan Johnson (TE – NO)11
143Tyler Boyd (WR – CIN)7
144DJ Chark Jr. (WR – CAR)7
145Jameson Williams (WR – DET)9
146Adam Thielen (WR – CAR)7
147Alec Pierce (WR – IND)11
148Marvin Mims Jr. (WR – DEN)9
149Jaylen Warren (RB – PIT)6
150Jerome Ford (RB – CLE)5
151Kendre Miller (RB – NO)11
152Kareem Hunt (RB – )
153John Metchie III (WR – HOU)7
154Kyler Murray (QB – ARI)14
155Brock Purdy (QB – SF)9
156Tyler Higbee (TE – LAR)10
157Mike Gesicki (TE – NE)11
158Tank Bigsby (RB – JAC)9
159Deuce Vaughn (RB – DAL)7
160Kenneth Gainwell (RB – PHI)10

2023 Redraft QB Rankings

Check out my 2023 Fantasy Football redraft quarterback rankings. They will be updated throughout the weeks as needed and closer to draft SZN if things change.

2023 Redraft Quarterback Rankings

RankPlayerBye Week
1Patrick Mahomes II – KC10
2Jalen Hurts – PHI10
3Josh Allen – BUF13
4Joe Burrow – CIN7
5Justin Fields – CHI13
6Justin Herbert – LAC5
7Lamar Jackson – BAL13
8Trevor Lawrence – JAC9
9Dak Prescott – DAL7
10Kirk Cousins – MIN13
11Anthony Richardson – IND11
12Daniel Jones – NYG13
13Tua Tagovailoa – MIA10
14Deshaun Watson – CLE5
15Geno Smith – SEA5
16Russell Wilson – DEN9
17Matthew Stafford – LAR10
18Jared Goff – DET9
19Aaron Rodgers – NYJ7
20Kyler Murray – ARI14
21Brock Purdy – SF9
22Derek Carr – NO11
23Kenny Pickett – PIT6
24Jordan Love – GB6
25Bryce Young – CAR7
26C.J. Stroud – HOU7
27Sam Howell – WAS14

2023 Redraft RB Rankings

Check out my 2023 Fantasy Football redraft running back rankings. They will be updated throughout the weeks as needed and closer to draft SZN if things change.

You can find the rest of my rankings here: 

TOP 200
QB
WR
TE

RankPlayerBye Week
1Austin Ekeler – LAC5
2Christian McCaffrey – SF9
3Bijan Robinson – ATL11
4Saquon Barkley – NYG13
5Derrick Henry – TEN7
6Josh Jacobs – LV13
7Nick Chubb – CLE5
8Jahmyr Gibbs – DET9
9Tony Pollard – DAL7
10Aaron Jones – GB6
11Rhamondre Stevenson – NE11
12Breece Hall – NYJ7
13Travis Etienne Jr. – JAC9
14Joe Mixon – CIN7
15Najee Harris – PIT6
16Dameon Pierce – HOU7
17Cam Akers – LAR10
18J.K. Dobbins – BAL13
19Kenneth Walker III – SEA5
20Jonathan Taylor – IND11
21Miles Sanders – CAR7
22James Cook – BUF13
23Alvin Kamara – NO11
24Dalvin Cook – NYJ7
25Rachaad White – TB5
26Isiah Pacheco – KC10
27Javonte Williams – DEN9
28James Conner – ARI14
29Alexander Mattison – MIN13
30David Montgomery – DET9
31D’Andre Swift – PHI10
32Samaje Perine – DEN9
33De’Von Achane – MIA10
34Rashaad Penny – PHI10
35Antonio Gibson – WAS14
36AJ Dillon – GB6
37Zach Charbonnet – SEA5
38Raheem Mostert – MIA10
39Brian Robinson Jr. – WAS14
40Jamaal Williams – NO11
41Damien Harris – BUF13
42Jerick McKinnon – KC10
43Tyler Allgeier – ATL11
44Khalil Herbert – CHI13
45D’Onta Foreman – CHI13
46Roschon Johnson – CHI13
47Ezekiel Elliott – NE11
48Elijah Mitchell – SF9
49Jaylen Warren – PIT6
50Jerome Ford – CLE5
51Kendre Miller – NO11
52Kareem Hunt –
53Tank Bigsby – JAC9
54Deuce Vaughn – DAL7
55Kenneth Gainwell – PHI10
56Leonard Fournette –
57Devin Singletary – HOU7
58Tyjae Spears – TEN7
59Zack Moss – IND11
60Deon Jackson – IND11
61Evan Hull – IND11

2023 Redraft WR Rankings

Check out my 2023 Fantasy Football redraft wide receiver rankings. They will be updated throughout the weeks as needed and closer to draft SZN if things change.

2023 Redraft Wide Receiver Rankings

RankPlayerBye Week
1Justin Jefferson – MIN13
2Ja’Marr Chase – CIN7
3Tyreek Hill – MIA10
4Stefon Diggs – BUF13
5CeeDee Lamb – DAL7
6Amon-Ra St. Brown – DET9
7A.J. Brown – PHI10
8Davante Adams – LV13
9Garrett Wilson – NYJ7
10Cooper Kupp – LAR10
11Jaylen Waddle – MIA10
12DeVonta Smith – PHI10
13Keenan Allen – LAC5
14Tee Higgins – CIN7
15Chris Olave – NO11
16DJ Moore – CHI13
17Christian Watson – GB6
18Calvin Ridley – JAC9
19Amari Cooper – CLE5
20DK Metcalf – SEA5
21Chris Godwin – TB5
22Drake London – ATL11
23Jerry Jeudy – DEN9
24DeAndre Hopkins – TEN7
25Diontae Johnson – PIT6
26Terry McLaurin – WAS14
27Deebo Samuel – SF9
28Brandon Aiyuk – SF9
29Jordan Addison – MIN13
30Christian Kirk – JAC9
31Jaxon Smith-Njigba – SEA5
32Tyler Lockett – SEA5
33Jahan Dotson – WAS14
34George Pickens – PIT6
35Michael Pittman Jr. – IND11
36Marquise Brown – ARI14
37Quentin Johnston – LAC5
38Mike Evans – TB5
39Treylon Burks – TEN7
40Mike Williams – LAC5
41Michael Thomas – NO11
42JuJu Smith-Schuster – NE11
43Rashod Bateman – BAL13
44Zay Flowers – BAL13
45Allen Lazard – NYJ7
46Skyy Moore – KC10
47Brandin Cooks – DAL7
48Elijah Moore – CLE5
49Romeo Doubs – GB6
50Gabe Davis – BUF13
51Courtland Sutton – DEN9
52Nico Collins – HOU7
53Rondale Moore – ARI14
54Jakobi Meyers – LV13
55Kadarius Toney – KC10
56Odell Beckham Jr. – BAL13
57Darnell Mooney – CHI13
58Tyler Boyd – CIN7
59DJ Chark Jr. – CAR7
60Jameson Williams – DET9
61Adam Thielen – CAR7
62Alec Pierce – IND11
63Marvin Mims Jr. – DEN9
64John Metchie III – HOU7

2023 Redraft Tight End Rankings

Check out my 2023 Fantasy Football redraft tight end rankings. They will be updated throughout the weeks as needed and closer to draft SZN if things change.

2023 Redraft Tight End Rankings

RankPlayerBye Week
1Travis Kelce – KC10
2Mark Andrews – BAL13
3T.J. Hockenson – MIN13
4Dallas Goedert – PHI10
5Darren Waller – NYG13
6George Kittle – SF9
7Kyle Pitts – ATL11
8Evan Engram – JAC9
9Pat Freiermuth – PIT6
10David Njoku – CLE5
11Dalton Kincaid – BUF13
12Dalton Schultz – HOU7
13Chigoziem Okonkwo – TEN7
14Greg Dulcich – DEN9
15Cole Kmet – CHI13
16Sam LaPorta – DET9
17Gerald Everett – LAC5
18Juwan Johnson – NO11
19Tyler Higbee – LAR10
20Mike Gesicki – NE11
21Jake Ferguson – DAL7
22Trey McBride – ARI14
23Zach Ertz – ARI14
24Luke Musgrave – GB6

2023 Fantasy Football WR Sleepers

Here are my Wide Receiver Sleepers for 2023. My requirements for this tier are that they have to be just to be outside or around the Top 75 players and someone who is going to outperform their ADP. 

Jordan Addison

Addison steps into the best situation of the rookie WRs. He will be the WR2 on a team that will throw the football almost more than any team per game in the NFL. He could see 100+ targets in this offense, even with Jefferson and Hockenson both seeing a massive target share. 

Jaxon Smith-Njigba

The clear-cut top rookie of the class for me. You will see his talent on display plenty this season. We will say “are you kidding me” weekly. This talent and his role are going to earn him more and more work as the season plays on. WR3/flex play all season with tons of upside most weeks. 

Jahan Dotson

Elite route runner is an understatement. He doesn’t stop there. Many just don’t realize how good he is. New offense in place in Washington, and if Sam Howell shows anything this could be a giant season for Dotson.  

Quentin Johnston

I can see him being a big target in a new Kellen Moore led offense that takes its shots downfield.

Michael Pittman

Pittman has seen a carousel of bad QB play and has still been productive. I get it, he didn’t really provide the value of his ADP a season ago and now he has a rookie QB. But he’s being drafted as the 34th WR off the board. You are getting a guy with 129+ targets in the last two seasons at a reasonable price. 

Marquise Brown

Hollywood Brown saw 9+ targets in 5 of the 6 games Deandre Hopkins was serving his suspension. As long as Kyler plays half the season this year, he could be a giant value later. 

2023 Fantasy Football RB Sleepers

Here are my RB sleepers for 2023. My rules for this are simple. Have to be close to or outside of the top 100 picks in ADP to count. These guys also don’t have to have a top 12 ceiling. 

Samaje Perine

Javonte Williams had a pretty serious injury a year ago and I just see no need to rush him back in year 1. But even if Williams does play a bigger role than I suspect, Perine as the pass-catching back still has value. New head coach Sean Payton has had success with dual RBs before as we saw with Alvin Karmara and Mark Ingram. Which is more so the 90% percentile outcome of the situation. One year Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles both saw 80+ targets. Travis Cadet etc. Long story short, Payton is gonna utilize the RBs in the passing game. Perine is in line for a decent year as a flex play with plenty of upside. 

Rashaad Penny

Sure health is an issue for Penny. Sure he’s likely in a committee. Now for the good stuff. Penny now joins arguably the best offensive line in football. An offense we suspect to score a ton again.. Oh, did I mention this is a guy averaging over 6 yards per carry the last two seasons also?  He’s the better rusher out of Swift and him. Swift is the better pass catcher. In this offense though, double-digit carries and Penny’s ability to break off giant runs for TDs are a nice combination. He is going to be ranked in the top 30 weekly for RBs as long as that happens. And he’s currently being drafted outside of it at RB38. 

Roschon Johnson

The Chicago Bears have 3 running backs and it’s likely this is a mess early on. The biggest thing for me though is that he is the cheapest of the 3 and the best blocking back they have. This should garner him 3rd down work early on. Which is not a big role on this Bears offense in general, but it gets him on the field. That’s how he begins to show off his ability little by little. Which could lead to him getting more early down work as the season plays out. He’s a bench stash for later in the season. 

Antonio Gibson

Each year he makes a list for me in a positive way. When you watch him play he just looks like the best back on that roster. Just never utilized right. They need to get him more active in the pass game and maybe Eric Bienemy, now in Washington, is the guy to do just that. In 2022 the KC Chiefs had 112 targets go to RBs and Jerrick McKinnon ran the 7th most routes of all RBs. So RBs do get used and have even more opportunity in that offensive scheme. Howell is also not Mahomes. Maybe Howell leans on RBs even more, and with JD McKissic gone, it is Antonio Gibson who will consume all those targets. Love Gibson in PPR this year. 

2023 Fantasy Football RB Breakouts

Here are some of my possible RB breakouts for 2023. Bijan Robinson does not qualify as he’s a top 12 pick. He better be a beast. 

Jahmyr Gibbs

If Gibbs just replicated D’Andre Swifts’ 2022,  he would have placed 16th in fantasy points per game. In fact, any RB who saw over 60 targets finished as an RB2 or better in PPR a season ago. As long as he’s healthy, Gibbs is going to match that target total in this offense. Might beat it. He’s an elite pass catcher and should assume that role opposite David Montgomery day one. That’s just the floor though. Why, you ask? Swift only averaged 7.1 carries per game. Another number that Gibbs should absolutely beat. He’s just a better prospect overall. To me, a back-end RB1 finish in points per game is well within reach in PPR. 

Dameon Pierce

Pierce was a preseason darling a year ago. He ended up getting injured, but overall his rookie campaign was pretty successful. In 13 games he rushed for 939 yards and chipped in 30 receptions. Pierce is a forced missed tackle monster and it is only going to help sledding behind an improved O-Line. The addition of Shaq Mason and the new Shanny-like system being brought over will help improve it to be exact. Pierce just needs to improve his pass blocking a bit and he could be in store for a nice season. The addition of Devin Singletary doesn’t move the needle much for me. Pierce is the better overall back. 

Cam Akers

Akers had a weird year. He was not used early on, complained, wanted to be traded, and was actually almost released. Then he reclaimed the Rams backfield and finished the season strong. In the last 6 weeks he saw a 70%+ snap share 5 times and had 17+ carries 4 times. He also rushed for over 100 yards 3 weeks in a row. The Rams did not add much this offseason, and if this usage continues into next season Akers could be a bargain on draft day. With Stafford and Kupp back, I don’t think this offense is punting this season. Albeit the team won’t be very good. 

JK Dobbins

Dobbins just needs to be on the field. Even when not fully healthy a year ago he rushed for 5.6 yards per carry. Todd Monken is going to change this offense and Dobbins should be in line for more pass-game usage in it. Combine 15 carries, Dobbins’ explosiveness, and more pass game work, and he has the making of an RB1 written all over him. 

James Cook

Cook is an explosive back with receiving chops and plays in a Josh Allen led offense. Just a year ago, Devin Singletary and James Cook combined for 84 of the 112 targets that went to the RBs. Buffalo lost Singletary, Nyheim Hines is hurt and they only added Damien Harris in the offseason. That means Cook should be very busy this year. 70 targets now seems well within reach. Remember what I said above, that’s an automatic RB2 in PPR leagues. Now add in 150 rushing attempts and the ceiling gets much higher. Just don’t expect a ton of TDs as the goal line work will be Allen/Harris.

2023 Fantasy Football WR Breakouts

Below are my favorite WR breakout candidates for this season. As you now know, my rules are that the players have to be drafted in the top 75 and that I suspect to pay off. 

Garret Wilson

Wilson still managed to string together 1100 yards with literal junk QB play. Now he gets Aaron Rodgers, who loves to lock on his #1 WR. He helped Davante Adams finish as a top 10 WR in PPR 4 out of the 6 years they played together. He only played 12 games in one of the other years. Even a shell of Aaron Rodgers is better than what Wilson saw a year ago. Big things are in store for Wilson this year. 

DJ Moore

Moore has never finished better than WR16 in PPR scoring. So he counts as a possible breakout for me. How will he do it you ask? Well, he was 4th in deep targets a year ago and 27% of his receptions went for over 20 yards. Let’s add in that his QBs all stunk. Now steps in Justin Fields. Fields is in a make-it-or-break-it year, but I am all in on him. He is going to make it. Moore is the exact playmaker Fields has needed for a while now. How does that factor for Moore though? We all know the Bears offense is not a high-volume passing attack, but they will throw more than they did a year ago. To counterbalance any volume concerns, Fields was 4th in deep throw % a year ago. So I expect plenty of big plays from Moore and just enough volume that Moore could sneak into the top 12 in total points this season. Diggs to Allen, Brown to Hurts, and now Moore to Fields. 

Christian Watson

It is hard to use much for him. His QB changed, the small sample with Love, the certain TD regression. You are probably wondering why he is here then? Some positives, he was 12th in yards per route run and his 6.7 YAC/R (Yards after catch per reception) was better than AJ Brown’s 6.2. I get it, much smaller sample size. While there is some risk here, I just think Watson is good at football. As for the QB worry, Love should be serviceable. 

Drake London

For London, we will keep it simple. He had a 29% target share. He basically saw a third of the targets when his team threw the football. He also finished in the top 10 in PFF WR grades. He just needs one thing. That’s for the Falcons to pass more and then he will take off. 

The 120 – Way Too Early Fantasy Football Rankings – Round 2

Check out Round 1 of the 120 here.

Starting Round 2 I kick it off with some good RB1 options that I have just a little more concern with than the elite backs in Round 1. Breece Hall is a top 5 talent but there just is no rush for him to be brought back and allowed full go right away. He’s a legitimate first-round pick when fully healthy and given his full workload.

13. Breece Hall
14. Josh Jacobs
15. Nick Chubb

Josh Jacobs is coming hot off a monster season. He was a true workhorse being 3rd in snap share, 2nd in carries, and 11th in targets. All equaling a top 10 finish in all major rushing statistics. He was rewarded with a Franchise Tag which he still hasn’t signed. So while holding out he gets dinged and sent to Round 2 for me. As long as he’s a Raider (and plays) I see no reason his volume is not repeated in what could be his final season there. 

Nick Chubb never seems to get any respect. I say that using a bad Rodney Dangerfield impression. Chubb’s issue is the same issue year after year. Just no passing game work. But he’s still a top 10 back in points per game and should see another 300 carry pace. He finished the season with a 6-target game, and with little to no competition, and maybe with a less rusty DeShaun Watson, it might be the year Chubb can catch 40 balls. Not gonna hold my breath though. 

16. CeeDee Lamb
17. AJ Brown
18. Amon-Ra St. Brown
19. Davante Adams

Next up are the last of the alpha WRs for me. CeeDee Lamb definitely enjoyed his breakout season after Dallas shipped out Amari Cooper. Lamb saw 156 total targets and was 8th in expected fantasy points per game. Regardless of the offensive coordinator, he will be Dak Prescott’s main target all season long and easily match the 150 or so again. 

AJ Brown got out of Tennessee and had his best season to date. Brown was 5th in fantasy points per route run and 2nd in yards per route run, all while being in the top 10 of total targets. Brown is a bonafide WR1 again. 

Amon-Ra is a true target hog for the Detroit Lions. The deep game is not this thing but he is a YAC monster and is looked at in the red zone pretty frequently.  There were some flukey reasons for Jamaal Williams’ TD explosion a year ago. If ARSB usage stays the same I’ll take the over on 6 TD’s. 

Lastly, the mainstay here for a while is Davante Adams. He is the true definition of a target hog who has the largest target share of any WR a year ago. All of his metrics are still as alpha as ever but now going to be 31 and on his 3rd QB in 3 years with Jimmy G. If the Raiders struggle what happens? 

20. Rhamondre Stevenson
21. Tony Pollard
22. Travis Etienne Jr.

These 3 are the last of my RB1s and if I went Jefferson or Chase early Round 1, would be targeting them on my next turn through.

Stevenson is sort of breaking the mold of “do not draft Patriots running backs.” Stevenson should see a nice chunk of the rushing carries and he will be a top 5 RB in receptions as well. His efficiency is also pretty damn good outside of his goal-line carries. That is one area he will need to capitalize on. The Patriots did not add much this offseason or in the draft so this boosts Stevenson’s stock as well. 

Tony Pollard was as explosive as anyone when he got the ball last season. In his 10 games, he saw over 50% of the snap share he scored over 12 fantasy points 8 times. He was 8th in fantasy points per game while splitting time with Zeke most of the season. With little added to the RB room and assuming he sees a little bump on snap share for a full year, Pollard is set up to be an RB1. 

Travis Etienne Jr was slowly ramped up last season until Week 5 when he basically took over the backfield and posted 10 weeks of RB2 or better. 6 of those weeks finishing as an RB1. Now my bad, he ran 245 routes but only had a 7.8% target share. The Jaguars drafted Tank Bigsby after Doug Pederson said he would like to be a two-back team. If the carries go down and he is not targeted more in the passing game, the overall usage could be troublesome. Still, the upside is there on an offense that is on the rise. He maintains being a backend RB1 for me for now. 

23. Jaylen Waddle
24. Mark Andrews 

Jaylen Waddle likely ends up top 12 in scoring at the WR position. He’s the 1B to Tyreek Hill’s 1A. Won’t even be surprised if one day soon Waddle is the 1A. But I don’t think next year is the year Hill slows at all. So a top 5 finish is harder to get to. It’s enough to move him just behind my alpha’s. 

Mark Andrews 2022 seemed like a letdown overall but he was still TE4. He slowed at the end but was 2nd in expected fantasy points however and this was battling injuries to himself and Lamar Jackson. Todd Monken is sure to kick up the passing volume a bit and Andrews should be locked in as Lamar Jackson’s number 1 target. 

2023 Redraft Rookie Rankings

The NFL Draft has come and gone. Now we know the draft capital and landing spots for all the rookies. Which means we can get to work. Let’s take a look at my way-too-early top 10 redraft rookie rankings.

  1. Bijan Robinson – The Falcons led the NFL in rushing attempts with 559. They also were already good, ranking 3rd in rushing DVOA. So this was far from a need. But this is as good as it gets for Bijan in the ole Fantasy Football world. He’s a bonafide RB1. 
  1. Jamhyr Gibbs – D’Andre Swift had an up and down season and once again battled injuries. However, in 14 games he still saw 70 targets. This point is moot, he is now in Philly. Buuuut, that role should switch right over to the uber-talented Gibbs. In addition to at least a share of the rushing load, I expect 70+ targets for Gibbs. Even if Monty takes the goal line looks, Gibbs is set up to make an immediate impact. Gibbs is an RB2 with upside.
  1. Jordan Addison – Minnesota ranked 3rd in pass attempts per game in 2022. Adam Thielen and KJ Osborn combined for 197 targets. Even with Hockenson around a full season, Addison can step into a significant role on Day 1. Might be bold here, but I see a path to 100 targets. Hmmm…..maybe a WR2 finish? My BOLD prediction!
  1. Anthony Richardson – Now usually I don’t condone rookie QBs in re-draft. But Richardson just offers an insane rushing floor that he could be fantasy relevant. Even he struggles early on with passing the ball he can put up plenty of fantasy points with his feet i.e. Justin Fields or even Jalen Hurts. Oh and speaking of Hurts, Shane Steichen is now the head coach coming over from Philly. If he wins the job before Week 1 (as I expect) he’s going to be a top 12 QB for me on Draft Day. 
  1. Devon Achane – Miami is assembling the fastest offense ever. Achane fits this scheme like a glove and is oozing upside right off the bat. Might be a little bold to rank here, but I can feel it tingle in my plums with this offense. Even if Dalvin Cook lands in Miami this will not change much for me here. Achane’s size is not particularly that of a bell cow. Though he claims that track training had kept his weight down. Achane just has too much pass game potential and is a home run waiting to happen on every play. With him this is more of an end of season value and should be drafted accordingly. Perfect later stash for your bench.
  1. Quentin Johnston – The next two on the list can be side by side and flipped here as you feel. We will start with Johnston. The Chargers were 2nd in pass attempts per game in 2022. Kellen Moore won’t change that much. Oh, and Joshua Palmer led the WRs in targets there. So that tells you Keenan Allen and Mike Williams can carry a little bit of risk. Now with all of them healthy, I do love Keenan Allen. Mike Willams not as much. QJ can supplant Williams by season end in the pecking order and it would not shock me at all. This is still 3rd behind Allen and Ekeler though. Johnston is a WR3 at best who’s maybe an injury away from a significant role in 2023. 
  1. Jaxon Smith-Njigba – Seattle under Russ and Geno have now had two top 16 WRs for the last 3 seasons. While we expect Geno Smith to regress, I still think he has a decent season. He has too many weapons to not, right? Now I am certain they will not be able to produce 3 top-30 WR’s, but I do think JSN is going to be productive. He’s still the best WR in this class and my clear dynasty #1 WR. My fear is just volume. He is probably at best a WR3, who will likely negatively affect DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett’s overall value more than be a non-factor himself. All 3 are just too talented and they will likely run the ball a ton as well.
  1. Zach Charbonnet– It is a very crowded Seattle offense. Well, very crowded Seattle backfield for that matter. It’s not a great fantasy landing spot and this hurts Kenneth Walker as well. Walker goes from an RB1 to an RB2.  Charbonnet was a 2nd round pick and is uber-talented though. He likely gets enough work to be an RB3 but is capped to me baring an injury to Walker. They will probably run a lot and utilize his pass game chops but week to week going to drive you nuts.
  1. Zay Flowers – Baltimore is a good long-term spot. 2023 is just a little more hairy. With the addition of Odell Beckham, Flowers could be 3rd or 4th in targets early on. Todd Monken might uptick the passing volume on this offense a little, but Lamar still won’t be a QB who slings the rock 580 times this season. There are enough question marks still with Odell and Bateman, that Flowers could end up the guy by season’s end. It helps that Flowers specialty is the middle, but the other 2 can do it also.
  1. Kendre Miller – With Alvin Kamara facing a possible suspension, it seems Miller could have a decent role alongside Jamaal Williams. While Kamara is out Miller is likely a top-40 RB.

Honorable Mentions

Roshcon Johnson – Crowded backfield, but chance to make an impression as season goes.

Tyjae Spears – Looks like Derrick Henry is staying put for now. If moved or maybe if Tennessee is out of hunt later in second half, it is possible we see Spears get a good look.

2023 Dynasty Running Back Tiers

Below are my dynasty tiers for the 2023 season. Being in the same tier means splitting hairs in rankings or value for me. This is subject to change daily as developments change. Or just as I feel it in my plums. 

The Happy Ending Tier

The top tier. At the end of the season whether you are win now or rebuilding you have the value to go multiple routes.

Jonathon Taylor
Breece Hall
Kenneth Walker
CMC
Bijan Robinson

The Ripping The Tearing Tier

This is not an injury reference. This is just the tier that is like having fun in a Jamaican adult resort. You enjoy it, you dance, and you make some questionable decisions. It’s like a Happy Ending but just where the risk begins to kick in. 

Saquon Barkley
Travis Etienne
Javonte Williams

The If You’re Not First You’re Last Tier

Are all RB1 but just not sure how much longer so you gotta be all in. 

Austin Ekeler
Nick Chubb
Josh Jacobs

The Sometimes Maybe Good Sometimes Maybe Shit Tier

All capable of being RB1s, just all come with different risks or obstacles. They might be good, might be mediocre. 

Najee Harris
Rhamondre Stevenson
Tony Pollard

The Tom Cruise Tier

Old but still can perform his own stunts. 

Derrick Henry

The Grandparent’s Living Room Tier

It’s the rook never used and had plastic on couches. 

JK Dobbins 

The I Can’t Pick A Spot For Gibbs and Charbonnet Tier

Yeah that one is self-explanatory. They can move all over after the draft. 

Zach Charbonnet
Jahmyr Gibbs 

The Dazed And Confused Tier

Exactly how it sounds. 

Dalvin Cook
Dameon Pierce
Joe Mixon

The Jamaal Williams Tier

Use your imagination. 

David Montgomery
D’Andre Swift

The Living On A Prayer Tier

Whether hoping the team doesn’t add a back to iffy offenses these backs are living on a prayer. 

Rachaad White
James Cook
Miles Sanders
Aaron Jones
Cam Akers

The Stay Out Of Vegas Tier

Had nothing else for him.

Alvin Kamara

The Rhino Tier

Runs like a rhino but is endangered. 

Isiah Pacheco

The Useful

We run out of fun jokes as we go. 

Rashaad Penny 
Antonio Gibson
Tyler Allgeier 
D’Onta Foreman
Khalil Herbert
Brian Robinson Jr
Jamaal Williams

The rest are either not on a team are I have no use outside of handcuffs. 

The 120 – Way Too Early Fantasy Football Rankings – Round 1

Streetz’s 2023 – The Way Too Early 120 – Re-Draft Rankings Round One

Are you ready…

1. Austin Ekeler LAC RB
2. Justin Jefferson MIN WR
3. Ja’Marr Chase CIN WR
4. Christian McCaffrey SF RB

These are my top 4. You can order them as you wish but I just can’t argue others in their place. Ekeler had 128 targets and 68 RZ touches. Both led his position. Does the addition of Kellen Moore worry me? Not yet. In Moore’s first season with the Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliot lead all backs in the NFL in RZ touches, and in 2020-2021 he tied for 3rd in RZ touches per game (missed two games). Maybe it was more Zeke’s efficiency that caused more of a split there. Ekeler should see plenty of passing game work still as well. UPDATE– Ekeler agreed to a revised contract and will remain in LA. He is locked in as a top tier RB option.

Jefferson simply is a beast. He saw a whopping 184 targets, was 1st in RZ targets, and 1st in YAC. He’s just a monster with the ball. Cousins is still around, so you can lock him in as the WR1.

Chase still has not had his best season. He still was pretty pretty pretty good. He ranked 3rd in RZ targets and had a 29% target share in a Joe Burrow led offense. He missed 3 games but was 1st in expected fantasy points per game at 19.3.

CMC only gets dinged here because when Elijah Mitchell was active he averaged 10 carries a game. Albeit little sample size. I can’t knock him going 1st if that is what you choose though. He is a certified beast.

5. Bijan Robinson ATL RB (Edit 5/2023)
6. Jonathan Taylor IND RB
7. Saquon Barkley RB NYG

One is a gonna be a monster entering one of the leagues leading rushing attacks. The other 2 here have been the best before and still have a #1 finish path. Bijan Robinson lands in Atlanta who led the NFL rushing in attempts and was ranked top 5 in rushing DVOA as is. Going to be a workhorse back with a ton of upside. He can be the #1 overall player this season.

Taylor banged his ankle up early and just never looked right again to me. That being said he was still 12th in expected points per game. Colts were a mess in 2022 and will be much better in 2023. With Saturday and Ryan gone, they already are.

Barkley we just hope ends up staying in NY. He was 4th in carries and 6th in targets in Brian Daboll’s offense. Plus, the list of RBs who ended up getting paid a lot by a different team won’t make you feel great. UPDATE– Barkley agreed to a 1 year deal worth up to 11 million and will remain in NY. He is also locked in as a top tier option.

8. Cooper Kupp WR LAR
9. Travis Kelce TE KC
10. Tyreek Hill WR MIA

These 3 are a little older but their situation is the exact same or safe. They come with a little risk but still top 5 players at their positions. Cooper Kupp is just peppered in targets by Matthew Stafford. He was well on his way to another dominate season before injuries derailed it. He was 3rd in expected fantasy points per game in 2022 still. With Stafford back, and Kupp healthy, I see no reason he is not a top 5 WR yet again.

Kelce is still Mahomes’s #1 target. He had 152 targets, 30 RZ targets, and was 1st in YAC. He is a legitimate top 10 WR not just a TE. He is the fantasy football cheat code.

Tyreek Hill showed he can produce without Patrick Mahomes. His first season in Miami was a giant success. He was a target machine, allocating 170 total targets. He was #1 in yards per route run and led the league in deep targets. Miami just needs to keep Tua on the field and Hill is primed for another easy top 5 season. Dude is a baller.

11. Stefon Diggs WR BUF

12. Derrick Henry RB TENN

Stefon Diggs was top 5 in all the main WR categories. With Josh Allen throwing him the ball and such little competition for targets, he is locked in to repeat his season.

Derrick Henry saw 349 carries in 2022. Which is quite a hefty workload again. His age and usage comes with risk but that entire offense is Derrick Henry and finding anyone who touches the ball as much as him is not easy to do these days. This is likely his last ride here so enjoy it.

Where will Dalvin Cook Play in 2023?

The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly going to move on from the Dalvin Cook era and will designate him as a post June 1st cut. The why is an argument for a different day. I do Roto Slappers, so I’m here for a fantasy only perspective. Let’s look at the most popular landing spot in Miami. Is it good for him? Better for him? Let’s take a look.

Miami is a fun offense, however this might be the lowest volume rushing offense in the NFL in 2023. They were 2nd lowest in rushing attempts per game in 2022. Tampa Bay was only lower and with Brady gone, Tampa is sure to run more. Who was 3rd lowest you ask? Well, Minnesota was ironically.

Cook finished 14th in fantasy points per game and his only saving grace in Minnesota was a 73.9% snap share. He basically needed all the volume he could get to finish as RB11. This was also with ranking 6th in RZ touches.

Now, Miami does target the running backs a little more, but I am just not sure Cook sees any uptick in that facet of the game. Miami drafted Devon Achane in this year’s draft and he likely eats away at some of that work. And with 4 backs on the roster does Cook see 264 carries again?

It is an exciting offense with upside but not sure it is a clear upgrade for him over Minnesota. 

My verdict – Lateral at best. Dalvin Cook is a RB2 in Miami. 

The Deuces – Two-Start Pitchers for the Week (5/8/23)

Start

Shane McClanahan @ BAL & @ NYY
Zac Gallen Vs MIA & Vs SF
Aaron Nola Vs TOR & @ COL
Dylan Cease @ KC and Vs HOU
Max Scherzer @ CIN & @ WAS
Nestor Cortes Jr Vs OAK & Vs TB
Logan Gilbert Vs TEX & @ DET
Logan Webb Vs WAS & @ ARI
Freddy Peralta Vs LAD & Vs KC
Anthony DeSclafani Vs WAS & @ ARI
Tanner Bibee Vs DET & Vs LAA
Mitch Keller Vs COL & @ BAL

Start in Points Or 12+ Team Leagues

Charlie Morton Vs BOS & @ TOR
Lucas Giolito @ KC & Vs HOU
Andrew Heaney @ SEA & @ OAK
Marcus Stroman Vs STL & @ MIN
Tony Gonsolin @ MIL & Vs SD
Miles Mikolas @ CHC & @ BOS
Jon Gray @ SEA & @ OAK
Zach Eflin @ BAL & @ NYY

Roster But Sit/ Use One Start In Daily/Show Me First 

Brandon Pfaadt

Leave In FA Or Drop For Someone Above

Michael Wacha
Clarke Schmidt 
Kyle Freeland
Kyle Gibson
Jordan Lyles
Zack Greinke
Braxton Garrett
JP Sears
Drew Rucinski
Joey Wentz
Louie Varland
Jake Irvin

The Deuces – Two-Start Pitchers for the Week (5/1/23)

Below are all the two start pitchers for the upcoming week. In weekly leagues getting as many two-start pitchers in is always a smart strategy. In daily leagues, it’s also smart as this can save you a move for the week if they are limited by getting it us two starts from anyone available below. 

Start

Spencer Strider @ Mets & Vs BAL
Sandy Alcantara Vs ATL & @ CHC
Zac Gallen @ TEX & Vs WAS
Max Scherzer @ DET & Vs COL
Logan Gilbert @ OAK & Vs HOU
Joe Ryan @ CHW & @ CLE
Luis Garcia Vs SF & @ SEA
Charlie Morton @ NYM & Vs BAL
MacKenzie Gore Vs CHC & @ ARI
Freddy Peralta @ COL & @ SF

Start in 12 Team Leagues and Points Leagues

Jose Berrios @ BOS & @ PIT
Drew Smyly @ WAS & @ MIA
Yusei Kikuchi @ BOS & @ PIT
Mason Miller Vs SEA & @ KC
Roansy Contreras @ TB & Vs TOR
Tyler Walls @ KC & @ ATL
Hayden Wesneski @ WAS & Vs MIA

Roster But Sit

Tony Gonsolin
Blake Snell

Leave in FA or Drop

Taijuan Walker
Cal Quantrill
Tanner Houck
Corey Kluber
Steven Matz
Tylor Megill
Luke Weaver
Ross Stripling
Michael Lorenzen
Domingo German
Michael Kopech
Trevor Williams
Ryan Yarbough
Ryan Feltner

The Deuces – Two-Start Pitchers for the Week (4/24/23)

Below are all the two start pitchers for the upcoming week. In weekly leagues getting as many two-start pitchers in is always a smart strategy. In daily leagues, it’s also smart as this can save you a move for the week if they are limited by getting it us two starts from anyone available below. 

Start 

Spencer Strider Vs MIA & @ NYM
Nestor Cortes Jr @ MIN & @ TEX
Logan Gilbert @ PHI & @ TOR
Charlie Morton Vs MIA @ NYM
Nick Lodolo Vs TEX & @ OAK
Chris Bassit Vs CHW & Vs SEA
Drew Rasmussen Vs HOU and @ CHW
Joe Ryan Vs NYY & Vs KC
Justin Steele Vs SD & @ MIA
Taj Bradley Vs HOU & @ CHW
Jordan Montgomery @ SFG & @ LAD
Nathan Evoldi @ CIN & Vs NYY
Sonny Gray Vs NYY & Vs KC
Johan Oviedo Vs LAD & @ WAS
Chris Sale @ BAL & Vs CLE

Start In 12+ Or Points Leagues

Alex Cobb Vs STL & @ SD
Jose Urquidy @ TB & Vs PHI
Noah Syndergaard @ PIT & Vs STL
Martin Perez @ CIN & Vs NYY

Roster But Sit If You Have Stash Spots

Edward Cabrera
Josiah Gray

Leave in FA or Drop For Help

Colin Rea
Bailey Falter
Austin Gomber
Tommy Henry
Mike Clevinger
Jhony Brito
Jose Suarez
Brad Keller
Dean Kremer
Spencer Turnbull
Kyle Bradish
Matthew Boyd

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire – Week 3 (4/17/23)

We are now into Week 3 of the Fantasy Baseball season and injuries have ripped their way through the landscape. Most of us have likely been affected by this as well. In my case, I feel it’s targeting me personally. Most of my teams are up to 5+ IL guys. 

But in the words of a great man named Randy Marsh, “I didn’t hear no bell!” So we survive and advance and keep on keeping on. Let’s get some help. 

Pitching 

Taj Bradley – He came up for an injured Zach Eflin and threw 5 innings of 3 ER, 8 K’s, and 1 walk ball. 78 total pitches for a very good 35 CSW%. The Rays usually don’t care about top prospects and send them back down to hone the Rays magic. Which they did here as we expected. However, the fantasy baseball wizards have taken away Jeffrey Springs and the door is back open for Taj Bradley to stick around. Would be my priority pitching add for those hurting. 

Brayan Bello – The now-graduated Red Sox prospect made his debut last season. It was not a full-blown horror show either. The 4 BB/9 in his 55 innings is not great and in the words of Matthew McConaughey “gonna need to pump those numbers up” on the 28% CSW%, but he has a devastating changeup (44% whiff%) and is a ground ball savant. 

Hitting

Brett Baty, 3B – Baty has bananas raw power and a great hit tool. He just didn’t hit the ball in the air and therefore hit a ton of ground balls. He made a change to his swing and in 9 AAA games so far he is slugging .886 with 5 dongs. His ground ball% is 30% early on which is his lowest ever. He is reportedly being called up and is a must roster in all formats.

Vaughn Grissom, 2B – Orlando Arcia took a heater in the wrist and will now miss some time. This brings back Vaughn Grissom who has been destroying AAA pitching early on. He will gain SS eligibility soon. This is a legit ball-to-bat profile, with some pop and plenty of speed to compliment it. In 120 games can see 15/15. We got a glimpse of Grissom a year ago and sure it had its ups and downs. But he did have a 121 wRC+ in 41 games. His glove is the only risk here when it comes to keeping him here now though. For those who lost a SS like Anderson or Seager, he can easily be the fill-in you’re looking for. 

Edouard Julien, 2B – Julien is a guy with a .437 career OBP in the minor leagues. He has legit plate discipline and some pretty good raw pop in that bat. A year ago in AA he hit 17 homers and had a .441 OBP. He already led off for the Twins upon being called up. Seems like a guy who is gonna be a giant pain in my White Sox fan ass. 

Zach Neto, SS – Neto was a fast mover to the majors. He has only played in 43 minor league games since 2022. He is a good contact bat with enough pop to hit 20 dongs. He should be able steal a few bags as well. I just always temper expectations for guys who have been moved so aggressively, even if they where an advanced profile upon being drafted .

Closers

Andrew Chafin – He looks to have the job locked in now for Arizona. With a 38% K rate, he could be a nice sneaky closer for the rest of the season as the Diamondbacks are 8-6 to start. Should be a better team this year and more fun as I pointed out in the preview show. Would love if the walks went down just a tad though. 

The Deuces – Two-Start Pitchers for the Week (4/17/23)

Below are all the two start pitchers for the upcoming week. In weekly leagues getting as many two-start pitchers in is always a smart strategy. In daily leagues, it’s also smart as this can save you a move for the week if they are limited by getting it us two starts from anyone available below. 

Start 

Corbin Burnes @ SEA & Vs BOS
Jacob deGrom @ KC & Vs OAK
Shohei Ohtani @ BOS & Vs KC
Kevin Gausman @ HOU & @ NYY
Zack Wheeler @ CHW & Vs COL
Cristian Javier  Vs TOR & @ ATL
Clayton Kershaw Vs NYM & @ CHC
Nick Lodolo Vs TB & @ PIT
Jesus Luzardo Vs SF & @ CLE
Dustin May Vs NYM & @ CHC
Sonny Gray @ BOS & Vs WAS

Start in Points or 12+ Team Leagues

Lance Lynn Vs PHI & @ TB
Hunter Greene Vs TB & @ PIT
Marcus Stroman @ OAK & Vs LAD

Streamer Worthy In 12+ Team Points Leagues

Jack Flaherty @ ARI and Vs SEA
Alex Cobb @ MIA & Vs NYM

Roster But Sit

Taj Bradley (Sent down after big debut but Springs injury should bring him back-Must Roster!)
Merill Kelly
Drey Jameson
Hayden Wesneski 

Leave In FA Or Drop For Help

Clarke Schmidt
Corey Kluber
David Peterson
Eduardo Rodriguez
Alex Wood
Bailey Falter
Hunter Gaddis
Ken Waldichuk
Chris Flexen
Jordan Lyles
Griffin Canning
Rich Hill
Ryan Weathers
Vince Valasquez
Jose Urena

The Deuces – Two-Start Pitchers for the Week (4/10/23)

Below are all the two start pitchers for the upcoming week. In weekly leagues getting as many two-start pitchers in is always a smart strategy. In daily leagues, it’s also smart as this can save you a move for the week if they are limited by getting it us two starts from anyone available below. 

Start

Sandy Alcantara – @ PHI & Vs ARI
Shane McClanahan – Vs BOS & @ TOR
Aaron Nola Vs MIA & @ CIN
Luis Castillo @ CHC & Vs COL
Dylan Cease @ MIN & Vs BAL
Shane Bieber Vs NYY & @ WAS
Max Scherzer Vs DS & @ OAK
Julio Urias @ SF & Vs CHC
Framber Valdez @ PIT & Vs TEX
Zac Gallen Vs MIL & @ MIA
Pablo Lopez Vs CHW & @ NYY
Logan Webb Vs LAD & @ CHC
Alek Manoah Vs DET Vs TB
Grayson Rodriguez Vs OAK & @ CHW

Start In Points or 12 Team Leagues

Kenta Maeda Vs CHW & @ NYY
Andrew Heaney Vs KC & @ HOU

Roster But Sit

Graham Ashcraft

Leave In FA

Garrett Whitlock
Roansy Contreras
Nick Pivetta
Kyle Gibson
Mitch Keller
German Marquez
Patrick Corbin
Drew Smyly
JP Sears
Matt Manning
Zack Greinke
Luis Cessa
Josh Flemming

The Deuces – Two-Start Pitchers for the Week (4/3/23)

Below are all the two start pitchers for the upcoming week. In weekly leagues getting as many two start pitchers in is always a smart strategy. In daily leagues, it’s also smart as this can save you a move for the week if they are limited by getting two starts from anyone available below. 

The Key

Start – Start in both formats.

Start/Points – Would only start in points-based leagues. 

Leave in FA – Don’t bother picking up.  

Start

Charlie Morton  – @ STL & Vs SD
George Kirby – Vs LAA & @ CLE
Drew Rasmussen- @ WSH & Vs OAK
Michael Kopech – Vs SF & @ PIT
Hunter Brown – Vs DET & @ MIN
Brady Singer – Vs TOR & @ SF
Reid Detmers – @ SEA & Vs TOR
Freddy Peralta – Vs NYM & Vs STL
Carlos Carrasco – @ MIL & Vs MIA
Nestor Cortes Jr – Vs PHI & @ BAL
Jon Gray – Vs BAL & @ CHC
Jose Berrios – @ KC & @ LAA

Start/Points

Matt Boyd – @ HOU & Vs BOS
Tyler Mahle – @ MIA & Vs HOU
Taijuan Walker – @ NYY & @ CIN

Leave In FA

Jake Woodford – Vs ATL & @ MIL
Johan Oviedo – @ BOS & Vs CWS
Kyle Bubic – Vs TOR & @ SF
James Kaprielian – Vs CLE @ TB
Trevor Williams – Vs TB & @ COL
Chad Kuhl – Vs TB & @ COL
Dylan Dodd – @ STL & Vs SD
Ryne Nelson – @ SD & Vs LAD
Kyle Bradish – @ TEX & Vs NYY
Kutter Crawford – Vs PIT & @ DET
Drew Smyly – @ CIN & Vs TEX
Connor Overton – Vs CHC & @ PHI
Zach Pleasac – @ OAK & Vs SEA
Ryan Feltner – @ LAD & Vs WSH
Michael Grove – Vs COL & @ ARI
Johnny Cueto – Vs MIN & @ NYM

2023 Fantasy Baseball Breakouts and Busts 

On Roto Slappers this week we discussed our 2023 fantasy baseball breakouts and busts. But ICYMI (you can watch here) you can check out my breakouts and busts for the season below. Let’s get into it.

SP

Breakout Hunter Greene – After you read my bust this will be more comedic than anything. As Greene fits the bill for both. However, for me, it is more his price tag. Some say it’s a bit steep but I think it’s reasonable at 109 on average. In his 125 innings a year ago he struck out 164 batters. The stuff is elite. Now the command is still not all quite there but he still has time to improve. In the worst case, he ends up like a Robbie Ray or Dylan Cease, and you get 200+ Ks and a 3.90 albeit volatile ERA. Which to me is priced great for his ADP and good for categories-based leagues. 

BUST Dylan Cease – This is where it gets comedic. Just like Hunter Greene a year ago, Cease is a 10+ K per 9 and 3+ BB per 9 guy himself.  For Cease though we have a longer track record, and that’s what he probably is. Which means he is likely similar to a Robbie Ray. I went over some guys since 2018 who had multiple seasons of those ratios on Twitter as you will see below.

The difference here is Cease is a top-50 pick. For some, their first starting pitching off the board. His cost there just means he absolutely repeats last year and that is far from guaranteed. 

1B

Breakout Andrew Vaughn – The White Sox basically decided to skip all developmental levels for Vaughn, and bring him right to the majors. Oh, did I mention then try to throw him in the outfield? He was awful in the field but from what it’s worth, he was not horrible at the plate. 113 wRC+ in 2022. He hits the ball hard. In fact to a 48.6% which is in the 90 percentile. His issue is he hits too many ground balls. He has to get the ball in the air. Maybe playing 1B now he doesn’t have to worry about the outfield and all he has to worry about is the bat. The Golden Spikes winner has the pedigree and ability to do it. 

BUST Matt Olson – Again it’s the price. Matt Olson is a top-50 pick. In fact, it will cost you one in the 30s (ADP 38). This means you are absolutely buying into the batting average bounce back. Even with some positive regression, he is closer to the tier of Lowe, Abreu, and Pasquntino for me. Those 3 come at just much better costs. 

2B

Breakout Vaughn Grissom – He has the tools to put it all together. And some protection around him to ease the pressure. 

BUSTOzzie Albies – Nothing personal just cost. ADP in the 40s is not horrible but I rather have 4 months of Altuve for 4 rounds cheaper cost. Steamer only has him set for 579 PA with 20 homers and 16 stolen bases. That is not a top 45 pick.

SS

Breakout Wander Franco – SS is so deep that his price is basically a fallback option. Throw away all the stats and analytics you got, he has it all inside to be an MVP. 

BUST Bobby Witt Jr – Top 20 ADP and such a deep SS pool will be the reason I back out. Only his 2nd year and an OBP under .300 shows some improvement is still needed. Hope I am dead wrong though. 

3B

BreakoutGunnar Henderson – 3B is thin and a breakout for anyone here has some low expectations. Gunnar brought his plate discipline with him to the majors last year in the month we saw him. Should chip in 25 homers and 12-15 stolen bases as well. 

BUST – This position is so thin that I’m willing to gamble on most of the guys in the top 100. After that what’s it even matter? Throw some darts till you find one that sticks. 

OF 

BreakoutEloy Jimenez – In the 2nd half last year he hit 14 home runs in 65 games. He also hit .323 with a .948 OPS. Eloy is special at the plate. He hits to all fields with ease and it translates to a high batting average and loads of power. With him set to DH more hopefully he can play a full season. 

BUSTMichael Harris II – I sound like a broken record, but it is just his price. I’ll take Cedric Mullins and the slight batting average drop 2 rounds later, where I think his overall production is a better fit. I have some concerns he takes another step and justifies the ADP.  

Streetz Dynasty Fantasy Basketball Top 100 – Part 1

1. Nikola Jokic
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
3. Luka Doncic

We call this the Big 3. Jokic has finished as the top dog in fantasy scoring 2 years in a row. Not far behind him is Giannis, who barely trails him in a couple categories. Doncic is 23 and stuffs the stat sheet as well all over. 

4. Trae Young
5. LaMelo Ball
6. Jayson Tatum
7. Karl-Anthony Towns

The next bunch are all elite talents. My gut says this will be a monster year from Trae. The Hawks addition of Murray is only going to help him. Worth noting, my gut also had Taco Bell last night and is telling me a few other things. LaMelo is 21, plays in a fantasy-friendly environment, and will put up 6 good cats. Tatum is Tatum and on the rise. Tatum is 24 and has improved every year. He’s an elite talent who contributes in almost all areas, just a few of them not at an elite level. KAT was a lock for a top 5 pick a year ago, but Gobert could eat away into the boards. Regardless a big that hits a few 3’s a game is nice. 

8. Ja Morant 
9. Joel Embiid
10. Tyrese Haliburton 
11. Anthony Edwards

Jajaja. That’s actually Spanish for hahaha. Perfect segue into Ja Morant though. After his resurgent season last year, he’s one of the more exciting players in the game. See even more growth for him as well. Embiid made it a career-high 68 games in 2021/22. Won an MVP doing so. My guess is we saw his beast season, which will keep him out of the top 10 in dynasty. Still an elite player though. Haliburton and Edwards are both under 23 and both their games took steps to becoming excellent fantasy assets. 

12. Evan Mobley
13. Paolo Banchero 
14. Bam Adebayo
15. Zion Williamson

2 of these bigs I’m sure of here, 2 of them might be aggressive. Which is why I split them up.

Mobley has the tools to be an elite big. Would like see the boards go up. Paolo Banchero is in a perfect spot for fantasy purposes. Orlando’s offense will run through him and he will contribute to every other category. Was the easy #1 rookie pick for me. Bam’s assists declined a year ago, which is more a Miami Heats’ offense as a whole fault. Since he’s not elite at anything he needs to be decent across the board, he’s useful but have some realistic expectations. Zion, well we know the fat jokes. We also know he’s a generational talent. He looks to be in great shape though and primed to break out. 

16. Devin Booker
17. Darius Garland
18. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 
19. Cade Cunningham 
20. Donovan Mitchell
21. Fred VanVleet

The next group is all guards. Some with more upside than others, some more ready now. All have a few holes. For me this depends on your roster and if you are win now or building for future. Can’t go wrong with any of them, however. 

22. Chet Holmgren

Chet is on an island here. He’s out for the year and I do worry about his stability overall. No doubt the tools he provides are elite when healthy. At this spot, he’s for those rebuilding or tanking only. 

23. Steph Curry
24. Domantas Sabonis
25. Kevin Durant 

Curry and Durant are still elite players. Just both 34 years old. Sabonis still a very useful player. My only fear is Keegan Murray taking away some points.

2022

Week 10 Waivers

It’s getting ugly out there for many. Bye weeks continue to rage on. Injuries have ravished many. The game that is fantasy football has become not so fantastic for some. We are not quitters though. We will fight till we can’t fight anymore. Let’s get back to work. 

We ride at dawn. 

Watch

QB

Justin Fields – 47% rostered – If you still haven’t picked him if he s available then shame on you. His lowest rush attempt per game is 7, in Week 4. He’s rushed for over 50 yards in the past 5 weeks. Including his colossal 178 yards this past Sunday. Which oh yeah, is an NFL record. And his next two opponents? Detroit and Atlanta. As my man Chip Diamond would say, pshh. Detroit is giving up 413 total yards per game, and Atlanta is giving up 406 yards per game. 

Daniel Jones – 40% rostered – Much like Fields, Jones has also used the legs. And even ran for a hundo himself a couple weeks ago. The rushing always gives you a more stable floor. 

Jared Goff – 34% rostered – He gets The Bears who have traded away their defense. Who the Dolphins just carved apart. Bears defense has given up an average of 412 total yards the last couple weeks. Hopefully Swift is healthier and more involved as well. 

Jimmy Garoppolo – 18% rostered – The Chargers are average at best at times vs opposing QBs. Jimmy one-six has too many weapons at his disposal to not give us his usual 16. 

Marcus Mariota – 35% rostered – He torched Carolina last time out and put up 32 fantasy points. Carolina has given up 400 total yards of offense two weeks in a row. While this time it’s likely he doesn’t give you 32, he should be able to support QB2 numbers. 

RB 

Jeff Wilson Jr – 44.6% rostered – He knows the playbook and was given a good workload in his first game in a Dolphins uniform. Whether it’s a changing of the guard or not, it’s likely the Dolphins can provide relevance for 2 backs in this system, next up a Cleveland defense who can be stingy but also susceptible to the run. 

Rachaad White– 20.3% rostered – It’s pretty slim pickings for running backs these days. We have had him on here for weeks with nothing ever coming of it. 38% snap share won’t cut it. Buuuuuut, the Tampa offense needs a spark. It’s a dysfunctional mess at times. Fournette has not looked great the last couple weeks either. Regardless of Lenny’s health, at some point, the Bucs have to get White more involved. 

Isiah Pacheco– 27% rostered – This one is another one we have said for weeks but it’s gained little traction. He is “starting” now. But still it’s only basically a split of the half of the snaps McKinnon doesn’t see. Tennessee was a tough matchup. Just watching him, you see why Andy likes him. Big, fast, and runs very hard. With some lighter matchups upcoming on the horizon, we likely see them get back to running a little more. He will get his chance soon. 

Chubba Hubbard – 30% rostered – is down to 30% rostered. He still likely gets a decent workload upon return, baring they are getting blown out. 

Kyren Williams – 14-% rostered – Same reason as last week. The rams RBs are a mess. He has a wide open door on day 1.

Notables– Isiah Spiller saw 7 carries in a close game.  

WR 

Mecole Hardman – 36% rostered – 4 weeks now in a row of over 12 fantasy points. As Toney gets more involved maybe he sees a decrease but for now, he’s definitely warranting flex play usage. 

Terrace Marshall – 8% rostered – Fun fact, he played with Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase at LSU. He also has not had the same success as the other two. He has now however seen 15 targets in the last two weeks. 

Wan’Dale Robinson – 20% rostered – Coming off a bye the Giants will likely try to get Robinson rolling. The matchup is not great as the Texans have been stingy to opposing WR. Trust Daboll with 2 weeks to prepare. 

A deeper throw for me is Jarvis Landry (Michael Thomas is out for year).

TE 

Greg Dulcich – 28% Rostered- double-digit weeks 3 weeks in a row is a miracle for TEs this season. Maybe he just is the new Patty French Fries.

Cade Otton – 5% Rostered- He caught the game-winner from Tom and added in 68 yards on 6 targets. If Tom’s trust grows he can be another good streaming option most weeks. 

Week 9 Waivers

QB

Justin Fields – 26.2% Rostered – With over 60 yards rushing in the last 3 weeks we can see they are letting him loose. Now he gets Miami who comes in ranked 26th vs opposing QBs. Additionally, you get a bonus. You get two weeks worth of streaming as next week he gets Detroit, who comes in ranked 30th vs opposing QBs. By then his new shiny weapon will be full speed in Chase Claypool as well. The arrow is pointing up. In a large way.  

Jared Goff – 42.5% rostered – He bounced back vs Miami a week ago. With Amon-Ra and Swift back his days should be much better moving forward as well. GB has not been great to opposing QBs but I think here he will be a fine QB2. 

Marcus Mariota – 24% rostered – He has played well at times this year and only has 1 single-digit game on the season. Would love to see him get London going again like they did Pitts a week ago. A matchup vs a good Chargers offense coming off a bye could just set that up. 

Deeper Leagues/Stashes/Notables 

Andy Dalton – Is the Red Rifle back? Two 17+ point weeks in a row puts him back on the radar. Add in Baltimore is ranked 25th vs opposing QBs and you can do much worse as a deeper QB2 streamer. 

RB

Khalil Herbert – 47% rostered – He’s seen over 12 carries two weeks in a row. Now Justin Fields and the offense is cooking. Now add in a plus a matchup vs Miami, who is ranked 23rd vs opposing RBs. The arrow might just be pointing up for Herbert again as well.

Chubba Hubbard – 34% rostered – D’Onta is looking great, but a week ago they both where. It’s likely if Hubbard returns they go back to more of a split. That matchup is iffy but 12-15 carries is all we can ask for this week. 

Deeper Leagues/Stashes/Notables 

Isiah Pacheco – Andy Reid pulled a fast one on us a week ago, he made him the starter then oof. They were (CEH) where a dead split. It’s possible after the bye Andy wants to unleash Isiah a little more. No guarantee but this is a stash worth adding now. 

Kyren Williams – Sean McVay is looking for anything that can get him some production from that position. They were super high on him then he got hurt in Week 1. When off the IR the door is wide open to get some meaningful work in that offense.  

Rachaad White – Sick of telling you why. 

WR 

Joshua Palmer – 24% rostered – Mike Williams is out and Keenan Allen exited at half last week. He’s a must-add this week and a must start vs Atlanta who ranks 32nd vs opposing WR. 

Romeo Doubs – 47% rostered – if Lazard misses any more time he is a must start vs the Lions D ranked 27th Vs opposing WRs.

Rondale Moore – 46% rostered – He should have never fallen under 50%. He bounced back and saw 8 targets and should see that moving forward again.

TE

Evan Engram and Tyler Conklin are the only 2 under 50% rostered I would even play in normal leagues. So that’s that. 

Cade Otton in a deeper league.   

Notables

Isiah Likely is a must stash for any Mark Andrews owner. if you have a spot regardless he’s a good stash as well, in the case Andrews injuries linger.

God Speed

Streetz’s Week 8 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

Baltimore Ravens @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers O/U 46

  • Must Starts – Leonard Fournette, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Mark Andrews, Lamar Jackson, Tom Brady 
  • Flex Plays – Gus Edwards, Rashod Bateman
  • Streamers – Cade Otton, Rachaad White

Denver Broncos @ Jacksonville Jaguars O/U 39.6

  • Must Starts – Travis Etienne 
  • Flex Plays – Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Christian Kirk
  • Streamers – Zay Jones, Melvin Gordon, Evan Engram(PPR), Greg Dulcich

Chicago Bears @ Dallas Cowboys O/U 42.5 

  • Must Starts – Ceedee Lamb, Tony Pollard, Dalton Schultz, Dak Prescott
  • Flex Plays- David Montgomery
  • Streamers – Michael Gallup, Khalil Herbert

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Philadelphia Eagles O/U 43

  • Must Starts – AJ Brown, Jalen Hurts, Dallas Goedert, Devonta Smith, Miles Sanders
  • Flex Plays – Najee Harris 
  • Streamers – Pat Frierermuth, Dionte Johnson, George Pickens 

Miami Dolphins @ Detroit Lions O/U 51.5

  • Must Starts – Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, D’Andre Swift, Amon-Ra St. Brown, TJ Hockenson, Raheem Mostert
  • Flex Plays – 
  • Streamers – Josh Reynolds, Mike Gesicki, Tua Tagovaiola

Arizona Cardinals @ Minnesota Vikings O/U 49 

  • Must Starts – Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, DeAndre Hopkins, Zach Ertz, Kirk Cousins, Kyler Murray, James Connor (Eno Benjamin if Connor is out)
  • Flex Plays – Adam Thielen, Rondale Moore
  • Streamers – Irv Smith Jr, Eno Benjamin (even if James Connor plays)

New England Patriots @ New York Jets O/U 40.5

  • Must Starts – Rhamondre Stevenson 
  • Flex Plays – Jakobi Meyers, Michael Carter Jr
  • Streamers – James Robinson, Damien Harris 

Las Vegas Raiders @ New Orleans Saints O/U 49.5

  • Must Starts – Josh Jacobs, Alvin Kamara, Darren Waller(if he plays), Devante Adams, Chris Olave, Derek Carr
  • Flex Plays- 
  • Streamers – Taysom Hill, Hunter Renfrow, Andy Dalton 

Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons O/U 41 

  • Must Starts – D’Onta Foreman, D.J. Moore
  • Flex Plays –
  • Streamers – Kyle Pitts, Drake London 

Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans O/U 40.5

  • Must Starts – Derrick Henry, Damien Pierce 
  • Flex Plays – Brandin Cooks
  • Streamers- 

New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks O/U 44.5

  • Must Starts – Saquon Barkley, Kenneth Walker, Tyler Lockett
  • Flex Plays – Wan’Dale Robinson 
  • Streamers – Daniel Jones, Geno Smith

Washington Commanders @ Indianapolis Colts O/U 39.5

  • Must Starts – Jonathon Taylor, Michael Pittman Jr, Terry McLaurin
  • Flex Plays – Curtis Samuel, Brian Robinson
  • Streamers – Antonio Gibson, Logan Thomas (if he plays), Alec Pierce, Nyheim Hines

San Francisco 49ers @ Los Angles Rams O/U 43

  • Must Starts – Cooper Kupp, Deebo Samuel, Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, Tyler Higbee
  • Flex Plays – Brandon Aiyuk, Allen Robinson, Darrel Henderson 
  • Streamers – Jimmy Garoppolo, Matthew Stafford 

Green Bay Packers @ Buffalo Bills O/U 47.5

  • Must Starts – Stefon Diggs, Aaron Jones, Josh Allen
  • Flex Plays – Gabriel Davis, Devin Singletary 
  • Streamers – AJ Dillion, Romeo Doubs, Dawson Knox

Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns O/U 46

  • Must Starts – Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Nick Chubb, Joe Mixon, Amari Cooper
  • Flex Plays – Kareem Hunt
  • Streamers – Tyler Boyd, Hunter Hurst, Donavan Peoples-Jones, Harrison Bryant 

Week 8 Waivers

We lost Breece Hall for the season on Sunday. We may have lost D.K. Metcalf for a little while as well. It was a blood bath out there. Look, Hall can’t be replaced in our hearts. His production doesn’t grow on trees. In this game of war called fantasy football though, we will claw and fight for points. As I say each week…

We ride at Dawn. 

QB

Jimmy Garoppolo – 27.3% rostered – Jimmy one six as I like to call him. Why? Because he’s put up 16 points exactly in 4 of his 6 weeks. 17 one of those weeks, that rascal. Like I say over and over, he has a capped ceiling. In 2022, the way QB scoring is going, Jimmy’s floor is just a nice safety net. Next, he gets his arch-nemesis in the Los Angles Rams. Who he plays well against. Stream it up. 

Daniel Jones – 28.9% rostered – We talked about it last week. When it comes to QB scoring, legs = money. He’s run for over 60 yards in 3 of his last 5 games. Including a whopping 100 this past Sunday. Next up is Seattle, who is giving up just about 400 yards of offense per game. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues/Stashes 

Andy Dalton/Jameis Winston – Who ever starts week 8 will get the Raiders. Who were dead last, ranking 32nd vs opposing QB’s in 2022 heading into week 7. Then David Mills even mustered 18 points on them. 

RB

D’Onta Foreman/Chubba Hubbard – Both under 36% rostered – This looks like a split as long as Hubbard’s ankle is ok. If not it’s a good spot this week Vs Atlanta for Foreman. Longterm, their value is a little up and down. Whether both are healthy or not, their scoring will be a roller coaster in this mediocre offense. But workload is workload and they have permanent roles.  

Gus Edwards – 16.1% rostered – As we told you last week. If Dobbins is out pick up Gus the Bus. He didn’t disappoint. 16/66 and 2 TDs. They like him in Baltimore. In mostly a secondary role, he has averaged over 5 yards per carry for them over the last 3 seasons. He is likely to continue his usual workload till Dobbins returns. Could buy you some time if you just lost Breece Hall. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues/Stashes

Keontay Ingram– Check for Connor and Williams’ status. If neither go he’s a dart throw flex.

Latavius Murray– I am obligated to put him here but that backfield is a mess. 

Tyler Allgeier– In this one, he got 16 of the team’s 23 carries. If he can take over the lead role then he could be viable. 

Isiah Pacheco – He started for KC but then it was a dead even split with CEH. Andy Reid might just be building him up slowly. But they can use more Pacheco. Saw a note that only 32% of CEH runs have gone for longer than expected. It feels like Pacheco is an explosion waiting to happen. Just when will that be is the mystery. 

Stashes are Rachaad White, Kyren Williams, and James Cook.

WR

Wan’Dale Robinson – 13.8% rostered – He saw 8 targets in the first half. Had a monster 47% target share in the first half. Took a hit below the waist and went MIA. Still ended with a 27% target share in this game. We need to monitor this throughout the week but he is on the rise. Wan’Dale SZN is close. Not here yet, but it’s close.

Mecole Hardman – 21.1% rostered – This is his 3rd double-digit performance in a row. And he celebrated it with 3 TDs. 2 of them rushing, however. My only concern is his targets in these 3 weeks are 5,4,4. The counterpoint is, in the Chiefs offense you only need 1 play. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues/Stashes 

Zay Jones – If you are just hoping for 10 points, most weeks I feel he can get you there. 

*I had Alec Pierce and Parris Campbell in this. With the news of Sam Ehlinger replacing Matt Ryan, both are removed for now. Need to readjust their outlooks*

TE

Greg Dulcich -7.8% rostered – He saw 9 targets with a different QB a week after making a big play. He had a 60% snap share. He also shut me up real quick. Let’s not get too excited yet though. Ok, so relax. When Russ is back and the WRs are cooking, just not sure how their TEs round out. Definitely worth grabbing as maybe he is this years Freiermuth. 

Hayden Hurst – 47.6% rostered – 8 targets again for Hurst. Geaux Joe is on fire as well. Love to have a piece of this offense if I’m looking for a streamer. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues/Stashes

Evan Engram – Good streamer in PPR only. 

Juwan Johnson – Saints are banged up all over. Once Thomas and Landry return it remains to be seen the role Johnson will have. Keep an eye on that. 

Cade Otton – An 81% snap share and a handful of Tom Brady targets will keep you well within the streamer discussion. 

Streetz’s Week 7 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

New Orleans @ Arizona Cardinals- O/U 43.5

  • Must Starts – Alvin Kamara, DeAndre Hopkins, Zach Ertz, Kyler Murray
  • Tier 2 – Eno Benjamin, Chris Olave
  • Flex Plays – Rondale Moore
  • Streamers – Taysom Hill

Green Bay Packers @ Washington Commanders – O/U 41.5

  • Must Starts – Aaron Jones
  • Tier 2 – Allen Lazard
  • Flex Plays – Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel
  • Streamers – Aaron Rodgers, AJ Dillion, Robert Tonyan, Romeo Doubs

New York Giants @ Jacksonville Jaguars – O/U 42

  • Must Starts – Saquon Barkley 
  • Tier 2 – Christian Kirk
  • Flex Plays – Travis Etienne 
  • Streamers – Trevor Lawrence, James Robinson, Evan Engram, Daniel Bellinger, Wan’Dale Robinson, Zay Jones

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers – O/U 40.5

  • Must Starts – Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Tom Brady
  • Tier 2 – n/a
  • Flex Plays – D.J. Moore 
  • Streamers – Cade Otton

Atlanta Falcons @ Cincinnati Bengals- O/U 47

  • Must Starts – Ja’Marr Chase, Joe Mixon, Tee Higgins, Joe Burrow, Kyle Pitts 
  • Tier 2 – Drake London 
  • Flex Plays – n/a
  • Streamers – Tyler Boyd, Hayden Hurst 

Detroit Lions @ Dallas Cowboys – O/U 49

  • Must Starts – D’Andre Swift (if he plays), CeeDee Lamb, Amon-Ra St. Brown, TJ Hockenson, Dak Prescott
  • Tier 2 – Ezekiel Elliott, Jamaal Williams (if Swift doesn’t play) 
  • Flex Plays – Tony Pollard
  • Streamers – Michael Gallup, Dalton Schultz (if he plays), Josh Reynolds (if Chark doesn’t play) 

Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens – O/U 45.5

  • Must Starts – Nick Chubb, Mark Andrews, Amari Cooper, Lamar Jackson, David Njoku
  • Tier 2 – J.K Dobbins (if he plays)
  • Flex Plays – Kareem Hunt, Rashod Bateman
  • Streamers – Kenyan Drake (if Dobbins doesn’t play), Devin Duvernay, Donovan Peoples-Jones

Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans – O/U 42.5

  • Must Starts – Jonathan Taylor(if he plays), Derrick Henry, Michael Pittman
  • Tier 2 – n/a
  • Flex Plays – Nyheim Hines (if Taylor doesn’t play), Robert Woods, Alec Pierce 
  • Streamers – Matt Ryan, Deon Jackson (if Taylor and Hines don’t play)

Houston Texans @ Las Vegas Raiders – O/U 46

  • Must Starts – Davante Adams, Josh Jacobs, Damien Pierce, Darren Waller (if he plays), Derek Carr
  • Tier 2 – Brandin Cooks
  • Flex Plays – n/a
  • Streamers – Hunter Renfroe, Nico Collins, Rex Burkhead

New York Jets @ Denver Broncos – O/U 38.5

  • Must Starts – Breece Hall, Courtland Sutton 
  • Tier 2 – n/a
  • Flex Plays – Jerry Jeudy
  • Streamers – Garrett Wilson, Greg Dulcich

Kansas City Chiefs @ San Francisco 49ers – O/U 48.5

  • Must Starts – Travis Kelce, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Patrick Mahomes
  • Tier 2 –
  • Flex Plays – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Jeff Wilson, Juju Smith-Schuster, Brandon Aiyuk 
  • Streamers – Jimmy Garoppolo 

Seattle Seahawks @ Los Angeles Chargers – O/U 50.5

  • Must Starts – Austin Ekeler, Kenneth Walker, Keenan Allen (if he plays), Justin Herbert
  • Tier 2 – DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Mike Williams 
  • Flex Plays – Josh Palmer (if Allen doesn’t play)
  • Streamers – Gerald Everett, Geno Smith 

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Miami Dolphins – O/U 45

  • Must Starts – Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle
  • Tier 2 – Najee Harris 
  • Flex Plays – Dionte Johnson, Raheem Mostert
  • Streamers – Tua Tagovailoa, George Pickens (if Pickett plays), Pat Freirermuth

Chicago Bears @ New England Patriots – O/U 40

  • Must Starts – Rhamondre Stevenson
  • Tier 2 –   n/a
  • Flex Plays – Jakobi Meyers, David Montgomery, Damien Harris 
  • Streamers – Darnell Mooney, Justin Fields, Hunter Henry 

Week 7 Waivers

Almost 2 months into the season. If you are still alive, congratulations. We ride at dawn. In the meantime check out the Week 7 Waiver adds. 

QB

Jimmy Garoppolo – 16.7% Rostered – KC entered Week 6 ranked 27th vs opposing QBs. Then Josh Allen put up over 360 total yards and 2 TDs. SF will certainly be looking to bounce back after that debacle vs the Falcons. As we said many times the ceiling is capped. However, in a game against the Chiefs,  where he might have to throw it over 35 times, his floor should be stable. He has scored 16 fantasy points or more in 4 of his 5 weeks this year. 

Justin Fields – 26.9% Rostered – If you have watched the games, then you know it hasn’t been pretty. However, Fields has averaged over 40 rushing yards per game for the last 4 weeks. Even with minimal passing output, his floor is fairly safe. The matchup is not great but Fields should be able to run a little bit. 

Daniel Jones – 27.3% Rostered – Jones is also using his legs this season and his floor has stabilized by doing so. What’s even better for Jones is his upcoming schedule of Jacksonville and Seattle. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues

Matt Ryan – 12.5% Rostered – Tennessee had a bye in Week 6, but are giving up over 280 passing yards per game thus far. Matt Ryan now has 2 legit WR with the emergence of Alec Pierce. Maybe he puts the bad behind him. It also helps he gets Washington in Week 8. 

Quick note. Pay attention to drops daily. This is where weird drops happen. I saw Stafford dropped in a few leagues this past week. If you see something like this and you’re struggling with QBs this year, it could solve a big problem for you by year-end. 

RB

Mike Boone – 34% Rostered – It is Monday afternoon before his Monday night game vs the Chargers. He will still enter Week 7 only 34.2% rostered. He played 41% of the snaps a week ago. He was also on the field every 3rd down. He’s the clear passing down back who sees an additional 8-10 carries a game. Gordon has plenty of mileage on him and is already banged up. Boone should be rostered in more leagues. 

Rachaad White – 25% Rostered- The usage has not been great (22% snap share) but he has seen over 4 targets now in 3 straight weeks. His role is growing a little slower than I expected, but he is a legitimate league winner if anything happens to Lenny. Should be rostered in well over 25% of leagues. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues/Stashes

Gus Edwards – Dobbins’ knee “locked up” on Sunday. We then saw Drake go on to have a big day. Gus could return this week and take over as the 1 or 2 in this backfield, pending the status of Dobbins. If both are out, Drake could be a flier in Week 7 again. 

Kyren Williams – We all saw the Cam Akers news and how the end is near for him in LA. This puts Williams in a good spot. We know Henderson can’t last as the bell cow and it’s likely someone will play the 2 role that sees plenty of work. If Williams is able to return from the IR this week as he’s eligible, it could very well be the 5th-round pick out of Norte Dames’ time to shine.

Quick note. For a dart throw, add D’Onta Foreman in the chance CMC is dealt.

WR 

Robbie Anderson – 29% Rostered- What a wild news day it’s been. Anderson was seen disgruntled with coaching and was kicked off the field yesterday. Today he is dealt to Arizona. Then we hear Hollywood Browns’ injury is possibly season-ending. This makes Anderson a must-add this week. He likely takes over the Brown role moving forward. With Hopkins back, that role was set to decrease so don’t expect a monsoon of targets each week. But nobody throws more passes a game than Kyler right now (43 per game). So volume is there for him to hit Anderson on a big one weekly. 

Alec Pierce – 25.3% Rostered – Chances are that soon your ability to acquire Pierce will be less and less. 6+ targets 3 weeks in a row and now has a big TD to go along with it. His snap rate climbed to a season-high 65%. Not great but growing. He’s clearly the 2nd best pass catcher on the Colts and already a WR3. 

Notables/Deep Leagues/Stashes

Wan’Dale Robinson – The rookie snagged 3 of 4 targets and scored a TD in 16 snaps on Sunday. It’s a depleted WR group looking for help. If he takes the Sheppard role he could be an excellent flex play some weeks. 

TE 

Daniel Bellinger – 2.5% Rostered – Back-to-back double-digit point weeks has to account for something right? 

Evan Engram – 30.3% Rostered – 5 to 6 catches the last two weeks and a 27% target share last week makes him a viable PPR dart throw. The clunkers will happen but he is used. 

Mike Gesicki – 40% rostered – His 24.9 PPR points in Week 6 will likely be the outlier but we have to note he was on the field for 70% of the snaps and his route% was almost 90%. In that offense that should equate to some decent fantasy days.  

Week 6 Waivers

Another week in the books means more break-out players and unfortunately, more injuries. Let’s take a look at this week’s waiver wire targets.

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QB

Geno Smith – He has looked good. No doubt. Although, let’s pump the breaks just a tad here. If we look at his last 3 opponents, we will see Atlanta, Detroit, and NOLA. Two of them are giving up over 390 yards per game and one is middle of the pack. That is some nice sledding. Good news is, Zona doesn’t pose much of an issue either. They come in ranking 24th vs opposing QBs. Additionally, this is not the only reason why Geno is a streamer. While albeit playing well in the right matchups, his defense is the absolute worst in the NFL. This means he likely has to throw way more than the 25 times he did a week ago. 

Carson Wentz – He is back on the streaming radar two weeks in a row. Bears’ defense has played no one outside of Rodgers and Cousins. Both of those QBs threw for over 270 yards a TD. 

Jimmy Garoppolo – He has a capped ceiling but in the right matchups also the safest floor. In 3 of his 4 weeks, he has posted over 16 FPG. Week 6 he gets an Atlanta defense giving up almost 400 yards per game. I see plenty of scoring for the SF offense here. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues – Zach Wilson – Wilson is 2-0. Breece Hall is becoming a monster and he has 3 very talented WR. Packers are not daunting. 

RB

Kenneth Walker III – Penny is sadly done for the year. This opens the door to the top 3 pick in dynasty rookie drafts. Walker is a legitimate RB2 now most weeks and flex at worst. This is the waiver wire pickup of the year so far. So use that FAAB or that top waiver you have been holding on to. 

Mike Boone – Double-digit touches and 85 yards in his debut. Flex appeal is surely there, especially with Russ now banged up. A matchup vs the team giving up most points to opposing RBs in LAC makes Boone a sneaky flex play. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues – Eno Benjamin – This is easy. Look for injury reports on Connor and Williams. If Eno is the last man standing he is a must must must start vs Seattle. Who ranks 31st vs opposing running backs.

WR

George Pickens– Back to back 8 target weeks. Sure, the game had enough garbage time to make Oscar the Grouch happy. I get it. But, the rapport is growing and Pickens is now on the radar. 

Rondale Moore – Early sleeper darling. Was much more involved last week. Appears to have taken the Greg Dortch role back over. With one more week before Hopkins is set to return Moore is a good flex play. Especially against one of the worst defenses in the NFL in Seattle.  

Alec Pierce – Saw a career-high 9 targets in a bit of a messy game. He is only seeing 50% of the snaps but he’s being targeted when on them. He also is making the most of the targets as we said last week. If the role grows as we go, Pierce can be a clear flex option most weeks. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues – Darius Slayton (maybe). Monitor the Giants’ receivers as he might be the only one standing. Nico Collins is back in the mix after back-to-back double-digit scoring weeks. Only a stash though. 

TE

Hayden Hurst and Taysom Hill. That’s it. 

God speed.

Week 5 Waivers

This is a tough week. We lost some big names. Please respect my privacy in this difficult moment. With that said we need to pull those boot straps up and continue on. Here are Week 5 waivers.

QB

Jared Goff – 44.1% rostered – The Goff Gang is walking around pounding their chest right now. No Swift. No ARSB. Pshh. Don’t even matter. Seattle was an easy matchup compared to next week, however. The sledding gets a little tougher heading into Foxborough, but it is not some daunting defense. Every QB has at least put up 16 fantasy points against them thus far which keeps the QB4 on the year well within the streaming radar.

Jameis Winston – 24% rostered – Baring his return from injury he is set up for a nice game at home vs Seattle. Seattle is giving up over 400 total yards per game and is 2nd to last in points per game allowed at 28.8. Also, just go see Jared Goff in Week 4.

Teddy Bridgewater – 0.2% rostered – Not sure how long Tua is out, but any QB with Hill and Waddle is worth streaming. Add in a matchup against the Jets and boom. Teddy is worth a look as a QB2.

Notables – Zach Wilson (Miami has given up some big days to opposing QBs and weapons are there for Wilson. He has to limit the turnovers but it’s clear they don’t mind him throwing it 35 times a game.) Geno Smith (QB10 on the year so far, his defense is so bad they likely will have to throw vs Saints.) Kenny Pickett (Loaded with weapons but 3 turnovers and facing the Bills. Worth adding for the bench now as he will be streamable some weeks).

RB

Rachaad White – 11.3% rostered – Leonard Fournette himself told the Bucs his usage was too high for his age. So, White, this go-round got a full series and not just a snap here and there. He had a rushing TD and 5 targets/5 catches for 50 yards. He is a very talented receiving back and we know Brady can utilize them quite well. You will see a few names on this list that I would rather have before any Javonte Williams replacement. White being the one I target first.

Isiah Pacheco – 10.5% rostered – 7 of his 11 carries went for 6+ yards. His snap share last night of 22% is not great but we saw McKinnon was getting over 50%. If Pacheco becomes the #2 it is hard to not get him the ball. We went over how useful CEH had been with such limited touches. Same can go for Pacheco if he were to take on the McKinnon snap share.

Tyler Allgeier – 16.8% rostered – Patterson is on the IR now. This opens a huge door for the BYU product. He had 10 carries for 84 yards and a catch for 20 yards. Would prefer him over Caleb Huntley, as Allgeier will get the first crack.

Mike Boone – 0.1% rostered – For most RBs, opportunity and workload is what makes them fantasy relevant. If Boone is going to see double-digit carries in the wake of Javonte Williams’ ACL injury then he will be fantasy relevant. Just not sure what they do or how they respond outside of Melvin Gordon now being a legitimate RB2. Worth the add but no promise with this one.

Notables – Phillip Lindsay (Nyheim Hines is 60% rostered so he did not qualify but if Taylor misses a week then Lindsay likely is activated and gets an opportunity Thursday night along with Hines. Brian Robinson (Robinson makes his season debut after the gunshot injury. Gibson doesn’t seem well liked but he’s not bad and this just might be a mess, but again, work is work. Latavius Murray (Watch Kamara’s status over the week, and if he sits Murray could be a decent flyer. Looked better than Ingram.

WR

Romeo Doubs – 46.1% rostered – This will be the last chance to acquire his talents. Back to back 8 target weeks, 70 of the 73 snaps in Week 4 and 4 red zone targets on the season now. It is clear he becoming a go-to option for Rodgers and that will translate to fantasy points.

Michael Gallup – 46.5% rostered – Not a horrible debut by any means. 3 targets and a TD. Dak’s return is looming and will play better into his downfield prowess. Being 2nd or 3rd option in Dallas will have its fair share of moments.

Notables – Corey Davis (They have lots of mouths to feed but he keeps seeing a decent workload. Josh Reynolds (Monitor the Lions WR corp as most are banged up. If they do not return in Week 5 he is a good steaming option again). Alec Pierce (Seeing a handful of targets a game and makes the most of them, if he garners any more could be a stable flex like we said last week).

TE

Tyler Conklin – 38.8% rostered – We saw his targets drop to a season low of 5 in Week 4 with Wilson’s return. Something we said to monitor. But 5 targets a week is still stash worthy. TE sucks. It is a wasteland most weeks.

Notables – Hayden Hurst (4 targets is not great but again, a handful of Burrow targets can lead to TDs some weeks). Mo Allie-Cox (6 targets and 2 TDs. Game is likely the outlier but it’s worth monitoring.) Will Dissly (Seems to have the red zone trust of Geno Smith).

The title says it all. We are one month into the fantasy football season. Let’s take a look at some players that you should be trying to trade for.

Trade Targets After One Month

QB – Tom Brady

Off the field, he might have some issues going on. On the field, I see no slowing down. His slow start for me is more attributed to facing a very good Dallas D and his kryptonite in NO weeks 1 & 2. He had posted 3 straight weeks of a sub-7 AY/A to start the season. He also did so a year ago in a stretch in which one of the opponents was who else, NO. His last week of 8.56 is more the norm I expect to see that a dozen more times this season.

RB – Breece Hall

This window might be shut but in the chance, it is not for you, the time is now. His overall real numbers might not be overly sexy but they’re getting better. And the underlying metrics point to even better days ahead. Especially if his usage keeps trending up. His 31.3 air yards per game is better than the now record of 30.4 held by David Johnson. He logged a 66% snap share last week and is entering RB1 usage slowly.

WR – Terry McLaurin

I see a lot of panic and fear happening with Terry. Back-to-back weeks vs Philly and Dallas will have that effect. They both get after the QB and are leading the NFL in only 4.8 yards per pass attempt. However, over the next two months, he will see teams like Tennessee, Minnesota, Atlanta, Houston, NYG, and a slightly overrated Chicago defense (don’t give me stats, besides GB, Chicago has played in a monsoon, Vs David Mills, and Vs Daniel Jones). Dotson being banged up should help him see the 16.2% target share increase. If we mix the schedule with the target share and sprinkle in he has 15.6 ADOT, this could be the positive regression medicine Scary Terry needs. Plus, his price is cheaper than ever.

TE – Dalton Schultz

Dalton suffered a PCL injury in Week 2. Although that injury can last a few weeks he returned after a one-week hiatus. In that return, he played 91% of the snaps with a route percentage of 82%. It helps Dak is inching closer to return also, as in Week 1 with Dak he saw 9 targets. This is a legitimate TE1 with top-5 upside who might have his lowest price of the season.

Week 4 Waivers

As we enter Week 4, if you play in 10 or 12 team leagues especially, it is time to check for drops daily. Bad decisions are made all the time. So if someone bails on Tom Brady or D.J. Moore, you absolutely pounce on that chance. That being said, this is a spicy week. We can still find some help with skill guys. QB, well, wash rinse repeat. Let’s get into Week 4 Waivers.

QB

Trevor Lawrence – 50% rostered – In his last two weeks, he has about 500 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Jaguars are looking like a much different team under Doug Pederson and Lawrence is finding his footing. He’s more of a sit week 4 vs a tough Eagles team but a must-add in all formats for ROS.

Jameis Winston – 28% rostered – We should monitor his health and practice this week as he’s looked banged up. But if a go, Minnesota is giving up 275 passing yards per game so far this season and in London could be a get-right game for him.

Jared Goff – 30.7% rostered – The Legion of Boom is long gone, and Seattle’s defense has shown holes (240 passing yards per game/23 PPG). Goff has taken care of the ball and has been respectable so far. He can be more game script prone but with Amon-Ra, Swift, and Hock he’s a decent swing this week again.

Jimmy Garoppolo – 17% rostered – Rams are not a great matchup but they can be bent. Jimmy and the 49ers have also been pretty good Vs them the last couple of seasons.

Notables – Geno Smith Vs Detroit and Matt Ryan Vs Tennessee. Both of those defenses are giving up over 400 yards per game and over 28 points per game.

Deeper League/Stashes – Zach Wilson is 5.7% rostered. He could be back as early as this week. If you hunt upside this is the best shot out there to stash.

RB

Khalil Herbert – 25.2% rostered – 20 carries for 157 yards is hard to ignore. If Montgomery misses any time he is a legitimate RB2. Especially on the road against the Giants. Even with a healthy Montgomery, Herbert likely has made a case for more work and we have seen Bears are entirely run-heavy. He’s a must-add player.

Alexander Mattison – 37.1% rostered – We need to monitor Dalvin Cooks’ status for Week 4, but Cook has missed time with this injury before. And when Mattison starts he’s averaging almost 22 fantasy points per game. A must start Vs. a Saints defense giving up almost 130 rushing yards per game.

Jamaal Williams – 44.3 rostered – He may be the king vulture eating Swift’s manager’s souls, but he is also seeing enough work to warrant flex consideration.

Notables – Monitor Mixon on a short week. Samaje Perine is a good start if Mixon can’t go. James Cook saw a carry and 5 targets in his 10 snaps in Week 3. He’s got a ways to go but you see the talent and that they wanna get him involved. Stash now. Jerick McKinnon is still on the field 53% of the time.

Deeper League/Stashes – Tyler Allegeier, Jaylen Warren.

WR

Romeo Doubs – 16.1% rostered – 8 targets and a TD in an offense where Aaron Rodgers is trying to find a go-to WR. Could be a breakout or could be a streamer. Must-add all around.

Zay Jones – 8.6% rostered – His second appearance here and it’s tied to T Law. If we see a legit Lawrence breakout, being that system’s #2 in targets could be very useful. As was his 10 catches on 11 targets in Week 3.

Notables – These guys remain useful if others remain out. Mack Hollins (Hunter Renfrow), Greg Dortch (Rondale Moore, DeAndre Hopkins), Joshua Palmer (Keenan Allen), and Isaiah McKenzie (Stefon Diggs).

Deeper League/Stashes – Tre’Quan Smith (all Saints WRs are banged up), Alec Pierce.

TE

Tyler Conklin – 11.5% rostered – 8 targets again and this is with C.J. Uzomah back. Hard to ignore the usage with Flacco under center. Zach Wilson is more of a mystery.

Logan Thomas – 46.6% rostered – It was just a bad week overall for Commanders. Wentz will have better days and then so will Thomas. Still streamable in better matchups.

David Njoku– 32% rostered – 10 targets in Week 3 puts him back on the streaming radar. Hopefully, he can build on it.

Notables– Cameron Brate (Mike Evans will be back in Week 4 but Brady’s other options remain iffy).

Deeper League/Stashes– Jelani Woods (hard to trust rookie TEs but after this week maybe his role grows).

Good Luck!

Week 3 Waivers

Poor draft? Injuries? Or just trying to improve your roster? We got you with this week’s waiver wire targets.

QB

Jared Goff – 6.8% rostered- Two weeks and 2+ touchdowns in each contest, including 4 in Week 2. Amon-Ra St. Brown and D’Andre Swift are the real deal Holyfield’s. Their defense has given up 400 yards in the first two contests also, which likely continues against the Vikings. This is going to keep Goff in passing down situations in Week 3. Worthwhile streaming option as it gets thinner.

Jimmy Garoppolo – 1% rostered- Unfortunately, Trey Lance is gone for the year. This brings Jimmy G back to life. Might have a chip on his shoulder this time around also. Too many weapons on that offense, especially when Kittle returns, to ignore this handsome bastard as a streaming option in the right weeks. He’s back on the QB2 radar.

Notables – Jameis Winston (told you last week not to use week 2, but he’s back to startable if that’s a word, Week 3 vs Carolina).

Deeper Leagues– Marcus Mariota vs Seattle. Geno Smith vs Atlanta. God speed.

RB

Jordan Mason – 2.1% rostered- With the injury to Tyrion Davis-Price, Mason will assume his new role as the #2 RB in San Fran. Which can be a fantasy relevant spot to be in as we have come to learn. Shanny will also roll with the hot hand. Jeff Wilson’s 3.8 yards per carry the last 2 seasons could potentially allow the undrafted rookie to show the team if he’s got anything. If not that, Jeff Wilson also has never played more than 12 games himself. For deeper leagues or desperate dart throws, Marlon Mack is expected to be lifted off the practice squad.

Darrell Williams/Eno Benjamin – 4%/3.6% rostered- It is not clear how much time James Conner misses if any at all, but these two each had 8 carries and 3-4 targets after Conner exited. Could be a platoon between the two but for RB struggling teams, might be the best shot you got for double-digit touches. You will just need Biff’s almanac to guess which one scores in week 3.

J.D McKissic – 42% rostered- Week 1s’ dud got him below the 50% rostered threshold. McKissic saw 7 targets and was on the field for 46% of the snaps in Week 2. And when he has those games, he’s a worthy flex starter or RB2 dart throw in PPR. He’s just tied to Washington being in a lot of passing-down situations. So pick your spots wisely.

Notables – Raheem Mostert doesn’t qualify here at 51% rostered but if he is available in your league he’s worth a speculative add also. He could become the early-down running back in Miami.

Deeper Leagues – Jerrick McKinnon (on the field enough in a high-powered offense and he out-snapped CEH in Week 2, just need to see more usage).

WR

Sterling Shepard – 10.2% rostered- After a good Week 1, it was nice to see him targeted 10 times. Results were not there but the targets are a good sign. Kenny Golladay is on the back of a milk carton and this team is looking for a top WR option. Shepard might be that guy.

Josh Palmer – 40% rostered- Saw 8 targets in Week 2 and as long as Keenan Allen is out, he is their #2 WR. Of course, this is if Herbert is a go.

Notables – Greg Dortch (as long as Rondale Moore is out). Noah Brown (as long as Michael Gallup is out).

Deeper Leagues – Breshad Perriman (that whole WR corp is banged up and Evans is suspended for a game).

TE

Gerald Everett– 30% rostered- Ok, Now it seems personal that you will not listen to me. We are two weeks in and it is astonishing he is only 30% rostered. Especially looking at the landscape. Everett will make the most of his targets in this high powered offense. Which is why a 17% target share under Justin Herbert is going to keep him fringe TE1 for me moving forward. Not to mention he is looked for in the Red Zone. Should note, with Keenen Allen out he saw a 22% target share.

Logan Thomas – 19.5% rostered- He’s gone from 62% to 73% of the snaps in Week 1 to Week 2. Lots of mouths to feed there in Washington but Thomas could have some decent days as he ramps back up from the ACL injury.

Hayden Hurst – 23.3 % rostered- Tied for 6th in targets through 2 weeks (7/9). Also, a Burrow security blanket as he runs for his life again. The production is not quite there but the usage is encouraging.

Notables – Tyler Conklin (9 targets with Uzomah out after a 7 target Week 1. Good steamer if CJ can’t go again). Evan Engram (8 targets Week 2 and we know Doug Pederson likes to feature the TE).

Deeper Leagues– Juwan Johnson (targets are encouraging to monitor. Once was a WR who converted).

Week 2 Waivers

Poor draft? Injuries? Or just trying to improve your roster? We got you with this week’s waiver wire targets.

QB

Jameis Winston – 36% rostered – To replace Dak this is my top long-term option. Week 2 he draws the Bucs defense, so if your bench has the room, might be worth picking up 2 QBs.

Carson Wentz – 16.6% rostered – Week 2 he draws the Detroit Lions, who just gave up 455 total yards to the Eagles.

RB

Rex Burkhead – 17.2% rostered – Well Lovie didn’t say it out loud but Sunday he basically said it, “Rex is our running back.” Even as we expect Dameon Pierce to get more work as it goes, a back who saw as much work as Burkhead did must be rostered in all leagues. 19 touches is top 30 RB upside. PPR especially, as he saw 8 targets and appears the heavy favorite for passing down work.

Jeff Wilson – 3.8% rostered – It’s always worthwhile rostering a RB in a Shanny system who sees double-digit touches per week. I would also take a flier on TDP and Jordan Mason.

WR

Curtis Samuel – 8.7% rostered – Week to week he likely won’t see all those targets. But he added 4 carries on top of it. He could see enough to be worthy of a flex some weeks as the Commanders’ Deebo light.

Zay Jones – 1.1% rostered – 2nd in targets on Jacksonville with 9. He could see enough of a target share to provide some PPR flex scoring. Especially if Lawrence takes the next step this season.

TE

Gerald Everett – 13.6% rostered – If you listened to me in my sleeper article then you would already have him. He ran the 2nd most routes for the Chargers in week 1 and scored a TD. Looks prime to take over the Cook role and he’s just more talented as you saw on that TD. Now with Keenan Allen banged up he might see a healthy dose of targets Thursday. Buy now, before it’s too late.

Tyler Higbee – 49.8% rostered – Admittedly, I didn’t have him in my ranks this year. Whether Stafford just didn’t go to him a lot last year, or too many mouths to feed again, I just liked a few other TE2s for free that late. Fast forward to Week 1. He saw 11 targets and that is a healthy dose that can’t be ignored. Back on my streaming radar.

Unsolicited Advice – 2022 Sleepers

For me, sleepers are late-round guys. If you draft someone in the top 100 it is not a sleeper. He’s in the top 100 for a reason. So let’s dive into the 100s and find some treasure.

QB – Justin Fields ADP 136

QB is a tough one to really label for sleepers. It’s fairly 15-16 deep this year. Many can be had after pick 100. So looking deeper around pick 136 is Justin Fields. Rushing yards will provide a stable floor and Luke Getsy likely has the offense built around his strengths. 64 yards rushing a game for the final month gives us a glimpse. If the passing improves he may have no issue being a top 14 QB and viable streaming option.

RB – James Cook ADP 113

He’s built perfectly for a RB of his style. He’s in a high-powered offense that throws over 60% of the time. Oh, and where RBs saw 82 targets. Which he could see 50 of. He’s immediate flex appeal. If anything happens to Devin Singletary, Cook could be a league winner. Moss is also rumored to be on the trade block which would cement it.

WR – Jahan Dotson ADP 163

It took no time at all in camp to ingrain himself as the #2 WR in Washington. He’s got speed and insane hands. While Terry gets all the attention he could become a nice open weapon for Wentz, and an easy flex play in PPR, with a ceiling for more. He was scouted by many as the most pro-ready prospect and after getting a look we see why.

TE – Gerald Everett ADP 184

He’s basically free and I have him ranked in the top 125. Jared Cook saw 83 targets and was 9th in routes run a year ago in the Chargers offense. Cook looked old and at the end of his career. It showed only posting 200 YAC and an abysmal catch rate. If Everett saw this workload under Herbert he will blow past the yards. The Chargers also throw the ball a lot in close so Everett has a great chance to be in the top 10 for TE TD’s this season(Cook was 12th a year ago).

Unsolicited Advice – 2022 Busts

Unsolicited Advice – 2022 Busts

For me, a bust can only be someone we take within the first 4 rounds. Some years we see some in the 2nd. Let’s take a look at a couple of potential busts this season.

QB – Patrick Mahomes ADP 31

It’s more a gut feeling. He sadly was 5th in PPG a season ago, posted the worst ANY/A of his career, and lost his biggest weapon. But it’s still gut. He likely is fine as a real-life player and is one of the best QBs in the game. With an iffy supporting cast maybe it might just decrease his numbers a bit, and when you take a QB in the 3rd round he better finish as QB1.

RB – Ezekiel Elliot ADP 30

We don’t need to spend a bunch of time going over his declining metrics. Sadly, he’s even worse without Tyron Smith on the field. Not completely done with Zeke but I’m starting to re-think where I have him ranked in PPR.

WR – Dionte Johnson ADP 38

Mitch Trubiksy/ Kenny Pickett. Will they lock in on Dionte like Ben did? Also, rookie QBs don’t tend to produce top 15 WRs. Too iffy for me to take him before guys like Waddle, Cooks, and McLaurin in that same range (DJ Moore’s ADP will rise quickly this week and he won’t be there at that pick).

TE – Kyle Pitts ADP 32

He arguably had the greatest rookie TE season of all time. He also will score more TDs in 2022, even in a bad offense. Now the worry. We can hate on Matt Ryan all we want but he gets the ball to his receivers. A bad O line, Mariota, and in all likelihood, a rookie QB at some point can add up to knock Pitts down a tad. Still should see volume but getting some other options a round or two later is just a little safer. Albeit, most of these TEs can be part of the bust column.

Unsolicited Advice – Quarterback Strategy

This year QB is easily 12 to 14 deep. This also includes higher-end options. So it is always best to wait on QB. In fact, I don’t even have a single QB ranked in my top 50. That is how deep it is. It’s something I preach yearly, but no one ever seems to listen. So let’s break this down and probably overcomplicate it. That’s what I do best. 

We will use last year as a prime example. If you took Josh Allen you used a top 40 pick. His ADP ranked 29th on ESPN. He scored 400 fantasy points. But this is really just 23.7 PPG for you doing so. This led to QB1. Which sounds fantastic but in reality it is only 4 points per week more than a guy drafted at 120.

That guy is Joe Burrow whose ADP was 120. Burrow played one less game than Allen but his PPG came out to 19.6. 

Now you are going to say but Allen single handily won me weeks. Well yes, he had 8 weeks over 27 fantasy points including 4 over 40. 

Little did you know, Joe Burrow had 7 weeks over 27 PPG and 3 over 38. 

We can use a plethora of other QBs. Matt Stafford’s ADP was 90, and he had 8 weeks over 30 PPG. We can go back to 2020 and find similar scenarios, etc. 

Now, I’m not hating on Allen. He’s fantastic. All I am saying is this statistically puts you at a disadvantage elsewhere in probability. It is more about having more dart throws at the better skill guys. Sure the late guys can hit. But only 4 WRs were drafted outside Burrow’s ADP (120) that finished in the top 24. Williams, Mooney, Pittman, and St. Brown. None of them finished as a WR1. When you are battling 11 other teams you may not even get 1 one of them.  

In my years QB has never been the reason for my demise. Especially in an era where the ball is thrown so much. Some years you need to double down and maybe take 2 QBs in rounds 10/11. Play the matchups. But you can stay close on a PPG basis. Pairing Mike Evans (ADP 31 last year) and a Burrow/Stafford likely outscores Allen and whoever you took at 90 or 120. 

Thanks for my Ted Talk. 

Top 200 Player Rankings

Redraft PPR – Top 200 Rankings

Meat. What better way to explain fantasy football values than some good ole BBQ’d meat? It’s simple. The ribeye is the king, 2nd is the prime angus pub burger, then the cheddar brat, and finally a single chicken wing. Corn and bread are little to no value. You don’t trade a ribeye let alone 4 of them for a bunch of cheddar brats. Get it? Good, that would make one of us.

Key:

? = Ribeye
? = Burger
? = Brat
? = Chicken Wing
? = Corn On The Cob
? = Bread ( Little Trade Value )
RankNamePositionValue
1Jonathon TaylorRB????
2Christian McCaffreyRB???
3Austin EkelerRB???
4Najee HarrisRB??
5Cooper KuppWR???
6Derrick HenryRB??
7Justin JeffersonWR???
8Joe MixonRB??
9Dalvin CookRB??
10Ja’Marr ChaseWR??
11Alvin KamaraRB??
12Travis KelceTE??
13Mark AndrewsTE??
14Stefon DiggsWR??
15D’Andre SwiftRB??
16Davante AdamsWR??
17Aaron JonesRB??
18Javonte WilliamsRB??
19Saquon BarkleyRB??
20Deebo SamuelWR??
21Ceedee LambWR??
22Michael PittmanWR??
23Leonard FournetteRB??
24Nick ChubbRB??
25Tyreek HillWR?
26DJ MooreWR?
27Keenan AllenWR??
28Mike EvansWR??
29AJ BrownWR??
30Cam AkersRB??
31Courtland SuttonWR??
32James ConnorRB??
33Breece HallRB??
34Tee HigginsWR??
35David MontgomeryRB??
36Ezekiel ElliotRB?
37Michael ThomasWR??
38Chris GodwinWR??
39Brandin CooksWR??
40Kyle PittsTE??
41Jaylen WaddleWR??
42Elijah MitchellRB??
43Terry McLaurinWR??
44Mike WilliamsWR??
45Darren WallerTE??
46George KittleTE??
47Travis EtienneRB??
48Dionte JohnsonWR??
49Darnell MooneyWR??
50JK DobbinsRB??
51Justin HerbertQB??
52Hollywood BrownWR?
53Josh AllenQB??
54DK MetcalfWR??
55Josh JacobsRB??
56AJ DillionRB??
57Allen RobinsonWR??
58Antonio GibsonRB?
59Gabriel DavisWR??
60Jerry JeudyWR??
61Patrick MahomesQB??
62Dalton SchultzTE??
63Rashod BatemanWR?
64Miles SandersRB?
65Juju Smith-SchusterWR?
66Amari CooperWR?
67Kareem HuntRB?
68Drake LondonWR?
69Damien PierceRB??
70Lamar JacksonQB?
71Kyler MurrayQB?
72Treylon BurksWR?
73DeAndre HopkinsWR?
74Elijah MooreWR?
75Rashaad PennyRB??
76Chase EdmondsRB??
77Dallas GoedertTE??
78Allen LazardWR??
79Clyde Edwards-HelaireRB??
80Devonta SmithWR??
81Kenneth WalkerRB?
82Tony PollardRB?
83Devin SingletaryRB?
84James CookRB?
85Adam ThielenWR??
86Damien HarrisRB?
87Rhamondre StevensonRB?
88TJ HockensonTE?
89Amon-Ra St. BrownWR?
90Cordarrelle PattersonRB?
91Jalen HurtsQB?
92Dak PrescottQB?
93Russell WilsonQB?
94Tom BradyQB?
95Kadarius ToneyWR?
96Zach ErtzTE?
97Tyler AllgeierRB?
98Robert WoodsWR?
99Julio JonesWR?
100Christian KirkWR?
101Garrett WilsonWR?
102Hunter RenfrowWR?
103Jahan DotsonWR?
104Brandon AiyukWR?
105Melvin GordonRB?
106Tyler LockettWR?
107Darrell HendersonRB?
108Matthew StaffordQB?
109Skyy MooreWR?
110Joe BurrowQB?
111Trey LanceQB?
112Alexander MattisonRB?
113Chase ClaypoolWR?
114Aaron RodgersQB?
115Kenneth GainwellRB?
116Michael CarterRB?
117Michael GallupWR?
118Nyheim HinesRB?
119Cole KmetTE?
120Chris OlaveWR?
121James RobinsonRB?
122Devante ParkerWR?
123Ronald JonesRB?
124Gerald EverettTE?
125Isiah SpillerRB?
126Dawson KnoxTE?
127Tyler BoydWR?
128Khalil HerbertRB?
129DJ CharkWR?
130JD McKissicRB?
131Isiah PachecoRB?
132KJ HamlerWR?
133Pat FreiermuthTE?
134Derrick CarrQB?
135Kirk CousinsQB?
136Justin FieldsQB?
137D’Onta ForemanRB?
138Christian WatsonWR?
139Romeo DoubsWR?
140Sammy WatkinsWR?
141Kenny GolladayWR?
142Tyrion Davis-PriceRB?
143Jalen TolbertWR?
144Rachaad WhiteRB?
145Marques Valdes-ScantlingWR?
146Nico CollinsWR?
147Jakobi MeyersWR?
148Mark IngramRB?
149Zamir WhiteRB?
150Rondale MooreWR?
151Irv Smith JrTE?
152KJ OsbornWR?
153Wan’Dale RobinsonWR?
154Kyle RudolphTE?
155Tua TagovailoaQB?
156Odell Beckham JrWR?
157Jameis WinstonQB?
158Noah FantTE?
159Russell GageWR?
160Mike GesickiTE?
161Jameson WilliamsWR?
162Van JeffersonWR?
163Sony MichelRB?
164Raheem MostertRB?
165Jarvis LandryWR?
166George PickensWR?
167Gus EdwardsRB?
168Mecole HardmanWR?
169Trevor LawrenceQB?
170Robby AndersonWR?
171Evan EngramTE?
172Kenyan DrakeRB?
173Hunter HenryTE?
174David NjokuTE?
175Randall CobbWR?
176James WhiteRB?
177Corey DavisWR?
178Kendrick BourneWR?
179Darrell WilliamsRB?
180Johnathon WilliamsRB?
181Josh PalmerWR?
182Albert OkwuegbunamTE?
183Parris CampbellWR?
184Logan ThomasTE?
185Zach WilsonQB?
186Alec PierceWR?
187Jamison CrowderWR?
188Boston ScottRB?
189Robert TonyanTE?
190Curtis SamuelWR?
191Ryan TannehillQB?
192Mac JonesQB?
193Marvin Jones JrWR?
194Austin HooperTE?
195Donovan Peoples-JonesWR?
196Velus JonesWR?
197Samaje PerineRB?
198Terrace MarshallWR?
199Will FullerWR?
200David BellWR?

Quarterback Rankings

RANKName
1Justin Herbert
2Josh Allen
3Patrick Mahomes
4Lamar Jackson
5Kyler Murray
6Jalen Hurts
7Dak Prescott
8Russell Wilson
9Tom Brady
10Matthew Stafford
11Joe Burrow
12Trey Lance
13Aaron Rodgers
14Derrick Carr
15Kirk Cousins
16Justin Fields
17Tua Tagovailoa
18Jameis Winston
19Trevor Lawrence
20Zach Wilson
21Ryan Tannehill
22Mac Jones

Running Back Rankings

RankName
1Jonathon Taylor
2Christian McCaffrey
3Austin Ekeler
4Najee Harris
5Derrick Henry
6Joe Mixon
7Dalvin Cook
8Alvin Kamara
9D’Andre Swift
10Aaron Jones
11Javonte Williams
12Saquon Barkley
13Leonard Fournette
14Nick Chubb
15Cam Akers
16James Connor
17Breece Hall
18David Montgomery
19Ezekiel Elliot
20Elijah Mitchell
21Travis Etienne
22JK Dobbins
23Josh Jacobs
24AJ Dillion
25Antonio Gibson
26Miles Sanders
27Kareem Hunt
28Damien Pierce
29Rashaad Penny
30Chase Edmonds
31Clyde Edwards-Helaire
32Kenneth Walker
33Tony Pollard
34Devin Singletary
35James Cook
36Damien Harris
37Rhamondre Stevenson
38Cordarrelle Patterson
39Tyler Allgeier
40Melvin Gordon
41Darrell Henderson
42Alexander Mattison
43Kenneth Gainwell
44Michael Carter
45Nyheim Hines
46James Robinson
47Ronald Jones
48Isiah Spiller
49Khalil Herbert
50JD McKissic
51Isiah Pacheco
52D’Onta Foreman
53Tyrion Davis-Price
54Rachaad White
55Mark Ingram
56Zamir White
57Sony Michel
58Raheem Mostert
59Gus Edwards
60Kenyan Drake
61James White
62Darrell Williams
63Johnathon Williams
64Boston Scott
65Samaje Perine

Wide Receiver Rankings

RankName
1Cooper Kupp
2Justin Jefferson
3Ja’Marr Chase
4Stefon Diggs
5Davante Adams
6Deebo Samuel
7Ceedee Lamb
8Michael Pittman
9Tyreek Hill
10DJ Moore
11Keenan Allen
12Mike Evans
13AJ Brown
14Courtland Sutton
15Tee Higgins
16Michael Thomas
17Chris Godwin
18Brandin Cooks
19Jaylen Waddle
20Terry McLaurin
21Mike Williams
22Dionte Johnson
23Darnell Mooney
24Hollywood Brown
25DK Metcalf
26Allen Robinson
27Gabriel Davis
28Jerry Jeudy
29Rashod Bateman
30Juju Smith-Schuster
31Amari Cooper
32Drake London
33Treylon Burks
34DeAndre Hopkins
35Elijah Moore
36Allen Lazard
37Devonta Smith
38Adam Thielen
39Amon-Ra St. Brown
40Kadarius Toney
41Robert Woods
42Julio Jones
43Christian Kirk
44Garret Wilson
45Hunter Renfrow
46Jahan Dotson
47Brandon Aiyuk
48Tyler Lockett
49Skyy Moore
50Chase Claypool
51Michael Gallup
52Chris Olave
53Devante Parker
54Tyler Boyd
55DJ Chark
56KJ Halmer
57Christian Watson
58Romeo Doubs
59Sammy Watkins
60Kenny Golladay
61Jalen Tolbert
62Marques Valdes-Scantling
63Nico Collins
64Jakobi Meyers
65Rondale Moore
66KJ Osborn
67Wan’Dale Robinson
68Odell Beckham Jr
69Russel Gage
70Jameson Williams
71Van Jefferson
72Jarvis Landry
73George Pickens
74Mecole Hardman
75Robby Anderson
76Randall Cobb
77Corey Davis
78Kendrick Bourne
79Josh Palmer
80Parris Cambell
81Alec Pierce
82Jamison Crowder
83Curtis Samuel
84Marvin Jones Jr
85Donovan Peoples-Jones
86Velus Jones
87Terrace Marshall
88Will Fuller
89David Bell

Tight End Rankings

RANKName
1Travis Kelce
2Mark Andrews
3Kyle Pitts
4Darren Waller
5George Kittle
6Dalton Schultz
7Dallas Goedert
8TJ Hockenson
9Zach Ertz
10Cole Kmet
11Gerald Everett
12Dawson Knox
13Pat Freiermuth
14Irv Smith Jr
15Kyle Rudolph
16Noah Fant
17Mike Gesicki
18Evan Engram
19Hunter Henry
20David Njoku
21Albert Okwuegbunam
22Logan Thomas
23Robert Tonyan
24Austin Hooper

Preseason Top 24

Let’s take a look at my preseason Top 24.

1. Jonathan Taylor (RB1) – IND

23 years old. 350 Touches if healthy is a lock. Led league in RZ touches. #7 in true YPC 4.9, real was 5.5. #1 in evaded tackles, #1 in breakaway runs. 15 weeks of 15+ carries. I can just keep listing the ridiculousness or you just do the right thing and take him at 1. This isn’t rocket science. Go ahead though, drift off, take Tiki Barber over LaDainian Tomlinson like it’s 2006.

2. Austin Ekeler (RB2) – LAC

He’s 26 years old and might only play 15 games. However, his workload is moderate and used in a proper manner. He’s kind of like a Costco employee and gets off on holidays. 200 carries, 70 receptions, book it. He’s also red zone trusted and was #2 in RZT.

3. Najee Harris (RB3) – PIT

Steelers have a knack for deploying a bell-cow back. So he is a 300-carry bell-cow who also plays a role in the passing game (70 receptions). Did all this with an iffy line and the Steelers actually used a concrete statue of Big Ben at QB  (they didn’t but they might have been better if they did). So the overall offense could improve with rookie Kenny Pickett or Mitch…..hahahaha I can’t. Never mind.

4. Cooper Kupp (WR1) – LAR

29 years old is likely a little older than I like for my WR1. But 191 targets, #1 in snap share, just a hog in the RZ, #1 in YAC yada yada yada. His connection with Stafford is a true love story. It’s one of those Kate Winslet movies where she shows her….woah, hold on, we almost went off-topic. Duplicating that season might be tough, but he should be a top 5 WR still.

5. Derrick Henry (RB4) – TEN

He’s big which can become an issue with injuries and healing from said injuries. He’s been used and abused like a toilet seat at a chili eating contest, buuuut, it’s just hard to find someone who gets this kind of workload. 300 carries if healthy with ease and his passing game production was on pace to double in 2021.

6. Joe Mixon (RB5) – CIN

Bengals are going to have a couple of guys early here. First off is Mixon. Maybe it is because he has more TD passes in the super bowl than Aaron Rodgers this past decade. Or maybe because last year he had 292 carries and added 42 receptions. New improved line, great passing game. Eat it, Erin. Sign me up.

7. Justin Jefferson (WR2) – MIN

Cousins is back. Who would have thought Cousins’ praise is possible. Not me. And we have said his name too many times now. But that is the key to being ranked here for me. 167 targets last season and should be close again. He was number 1 in air yards, 3 in target share, and 2 in actual yards. Could easily finish as WR1.

8. Ja’Marr Chase (WR3) – CIN

Drops? We talking about drops? The only ones who dropped the ball were those of you’s that passed on him because of that nonsense. Topic for a different day. He, just like his college teammate Justin Jefferson, had a monster rookie campaign. Chase was 4th in yards, 5th in YAC, and 9th in air yards. His QB would trust him to perform open-heart surgery on him also. Arrow is up.

9. Christian McCaffrey (RB6) – CAR

I battled him here or dead end of round 1. Injuries have derailed his last couple of campaigns. But no arguing when healthy he might be the best fantasy player in the game. His receiving prowess can easily fuel an Ekeler-like season. That is my exact hope also. Weeks 9-11 last year he had 14,26, 24 FP. All with not a single game over 15 carries. Is it worth the risk? Is Sopranos the show ever? Hint….Answer is yes.

 10. Travis Kelce – (TE1) – KC

The easy #1 left standing in KC. 135 targets, 971 air yards, and 92 catches. That could possibly go up after the departure of Hill. He’s a stud and is the favorite target for the best QB in football. This pick is easier than pronouncing his last name correctly.

11. Mark Andrews – (TE2) – BAL

Welcome to the big leagues now Mr. Andrews. 154 targets, 1440 air yards, 107 catches. 20 RZ targets. All with a RB throwing him the ball (amirite Bill Polian?) and a backup QB playing 5 games. With Brown in Arizona and Bateman still a bit unproven it should be with ease Andrews repeats.

12. Stefon Diggs – (WR4) – BUF

Now this pick might surprise some. But it’s the spot and I have reasons. A few guys after this pick all have top 12 potential. They just carry some risk. Like fighting by an elevator in Vegas risk. So my game plan here is pairing Diggs with one of those players on my 12/13 turn. Diggs has back-to-back 160 target seasons. He was #2 in air yards last year, 8 in receptions, and #2 in RZ targets. He finished as the #7 WR but easily could see some positive regression and get back into the top 5. If not, he’s a safe floor.

13. Dalvin Cook (RB7) – MIN

Cook is often banged up and took a little step back in production last year. He was still 5th in touches per game and 9th in FPPG. He still the has ability to win you a week alone and the if rumors of pass-game work are true, we are talking big stonks. Like DODGE coin scam stonks. Except fantasy football is real and crypto is just legal money laundering. 

14. Alvin Kamara (RB8) – NO

Alvin went out with a bang at the pro bowl. That bang just ended up being in the form of fists in front of an elevator in Vegas. Look we’ve all been there in Vegas. You let the dogs out. You steal Mike Tyson’s tiger and Mr. Chow kidnaps your friend Doug. Just so happens to be the wrong Doug. Vegas is wild. With cameras, these days the saying what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas just isn’t true. So now what we get is another amazing dual-threat back that may end up on the shelf. This spot relies on an unknown suspension. If it’s 4 games I’m good here. 8? He’s moved back a ton. Anything more and I will not draft likely.

15. Aaron Jones (RB9) – GB

When Adams was out Jones was basically a top 5 RB. 23 PPG. He was heavily targeted and just a PPR monster then. Adams took his talents to the desert leaving a huge void in targets. Rodgers might be on a spiritual journey licking toads in the amazon right now, but once the season starts, Jones is gonna eat. A lot. 

16. De’Andre Swift (RB10) – DET

As of week 11 last year Swift was RB7. But injury then derailed the season. Swift is a talented back and a full year could pay dividends. Detroit also added some help, which hopefully doesn’t take too many targets away from Swift. However, the hope is this offense is a little better and scores more TDs. Goff is serviceable. In the same sense that Olive Garden is Italian.

17. Davante Adams (WR5) – LV

He chose the desert over enemas with Rodgers. Look, he is not going to see the same amount of targets he did in GB. But he chose his college QB for a reason. And this is also Carr’s best weapon he’s ever had. Waller and Renfrow only help. This offense could be pretty good. Adams is talented and I bank on him still, but at a 2nd round cost. 

18. CeeDee Lamb (WR6) – DAL

Ceedees Nuts. Had to say it. We all think it. Deez nuts jokes aside, Ceedee is about to take you to the moon. Let’s leave out his ridiculous numbers with the ball. Like YAC and missed tackles. Dak is going to throw the ball almost 600 times and with no Cooper, Lamb is going to get a huge target share. He is poised to have his career year, 

19. Deebo Samuel (WR7) – SF

Again. We wanna use Friday jokes. It’s too easy. But here at Floor Slapper Sports we strive to be different. We strive. Ok you see I’m stalling. That’s because I don’t know about this rank. I love the player but if anyone screams regression it’s a guy who 30% of his production was from rushing and now gets a new QB. But Lance could take this offense further and Samuel will be a big part of it. As a receiver alone he still was top 10. I’m buying it. 

20. Mike Evans (WR8) – TB

8 seasons over 1K in a row. Red Zone hog. Tom Brady. I don’t have to use full sentences for him. It’s nice. Next. 

21. Javonte Williams (RB11) – DEN

True story. The Russell Wilson to the Bears rumor is the best QB the Bears have ever had. Also true is Williams gets to actually live it. There’s no question he’s the best back on this team. Rumor is Hackett is going to split the load with Gordon though. But what I learned from Hackett is Williams might be Aaron Jones in this offense. So it won’t matter. 

22. Nick Chubb (RB12) – CLE

Sometimes some boring is good. The most boring people in your class are probably doing much better than reading a blog about fantasy football. Probably created a microchip for a computer and sold it and now drive a Ferrari. This boring has averaged 5 yards per carry in his career. This boring just doesn’t do a thing in the passing game. But you get a safe floor even if Watson doesn’t play. 

23. Tyreek Hill (WR9) – MIA

Going from Mahomes to Tua is like being traded from the Yankees to the Pirates. Like going from Jennifer Lopez to Kathy Bates. So maybe we see a dip in deep balls. But his ADOT dropped off last year also. I’m just sure McDaniel will get him the ball enough to assist you some weeks. He has the big-play ability, he’s just not the same as days past. 

24. Keenan Allen (WR10) – LAC

Allen is what he is. He’s top ten in targets, top ten in receptions. 6 TDs is not great but he was 5th in RZ targets last year. Regardless, he’s consistent. And you know what they say. Consistency is the hallmark of the unimaginative. Whether that is good or bad, it’s Keenan Allen…..Oh, and he has my 2022 QB1 throwing him the ball.