As I've done a few times this season, I'm posting the rankings late (Saturday AM). I hope you'll forgive me. Have at 'em!
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Week 5 means the return of some rule-breakers, namely Julian Edelman and Mark Ingram. I'm kind of a wimp, so I'd like to see them play before starting them, but fire them up if you must.
There are a bunch of weird guys that may have value this week.
1. The Packers have ruled out Randall Cobb, and Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison are both very questionable. I have my eyes on Ty Montgomery if you're super desperate at RB or you're looking for some value in DFS. Why play a bunch of nobodies at receiver if you have a decent ex-one smiling at you in the backfield?
1a. I mentioned in a FantasyPros article last week that the Lions keep giving up big plays to RBs. They gave up 60+ yarders to Isaiah Crowell and Matt Breida, and Ezekiel Elliott demolished them last week. Aaron Jones has been good, the Packers are out of receivers, and the Lions can't stop the run. Do you see where I'm going with this?
2. I don't have the stones to play Ryan Tannehill anywhere that matters, but will I toss him in a $3 GPP against the stinky winky Bengals D? Absolutely.
3. Lamar Miller is a game-time decision in the Sunday night game. If you have to play him, scoop Alfred Blue now. Blue will probably just end up vulturing his own TDs.
4. The Saints (Monday night game) can't stop number two/three/underneath receivers (see Godwin, Chris and Jackson, DeSean and Ridley, Calvin and Callaway, Antonio and Shepard, Sterling). They play the Redskins this week, basically a team of underneath receivers in Jamison Crowder, Jordan Reed, and Chris Thompson. I'm starting the latter two everywhere I can, and I'm all aboard Crowder if you need to fill a spot (perhaps if you have Lamar Miller in the flex?).
5. Gross guys that I think may score this week (see statement above about Ryan Tannehill and $3): Austin Ekeler, Mohamed Sanu, Donte Moncrief, Jamison Crowder, Nelson Agholor, Charles Clay.
Rankings are below, and feel free to reach out to me on Twitter via @DonaldGibsonFF
I mentioned in last week's rankings that I give players three weeks to prove "who they are." There are plenty of guys who come out of nowhere, and owners need to decide if they're worth building a team around or if they'll be back to irrelevant very quickly.
Let's take a look at the guys I believe in, the guys I don't, and the guys that I still don't know about.
Feel free to yell at me about Fitzpatrick - I'm expecting it.
Rankings for Week 4 are below. We have a whole bunch of RB injuries again, so be sure to check back for their status.
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Week 2 is in the books, and we're on to Week 3. For what it's worth, I give players the first three weeks to prove to me who they are. I have a strict "no bandwagon jumping" policy until after Week 3.
Show me a solid week from Kenny Golladay or Philip Lindsay this week, and I might be a believer. I'm (intentionally) very slow to react to NFL production, but I think three weeks is enough time to be convinced. More on that next week.
Week 3 is really weird. The bad teams are playing the bad teams, the weird teams are playing the weird teams, and the good teams are playing the good teams, generally speaking of course. It's a tough one to navigate, but everything you're looking for is below.
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Well, Week 1 was nice and aggressive. If anyone was wondering, my tense relationship with the fantasy gods did not improve for Week 1 of the 2018 season. I'll probably be sacrificing a small farm animal or something sometime soon. Stay tuned on that front.
Week 2 rankings are below. I'm expecting a lot of movement this weekend with injuries., so be sure to check back as we get updates on guys like Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Devonta Freeman, Leonard Fournette, etc.
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Do you smell that? The fresh cool air of Fall, which only means one thing: football (and sweatpants if we're being honest).
Actually, if you're anywhere near me, the weather feels like it's 125 degrees, I start to drown in humidity every time I walk outside, and Fall likely won't be here until November 2025.
Regardless, football is right around the corner. My initial Week 1 rankings can be found below, and they'll be updated until Sunday at 12:59pm ET.
The below will be your best resource, but feel free to reach out to me via Twitter @DonaldGibsonFF as needed.
Best of luck!