2021 NFL Week 13 Daily Fantasy Recommended Lineup Advice

2021 NFL Week 13 Daily Fantasy Recommended Lineup Advice

Which players can provide values in Week 13 daily fantasy lineups? All prices are for FanDuel.

 

QB: Tom Brady @ ATL ($8,100)

Tom Brady has played fine as of late, but it’s been a few games since he’s totally lit it up. After torching the Falcons for five touchdowns earlier this season, Brady might again be set to put up huge numbers in Week 13.

 

RB: Jonathan Taylor @ HOU ($10,500)

It took a push from Quenton Nelson and the offensive line to get the Colts to run the ball late in last week’s loss to the Bucs, so look for Frank Reich and Indy to establish it from the jump this Sunday. Jonathan Taylor offers a sky-high ceiling, hence the high price tag.

 

RB: Latavius Murray @ PIT ($5,900)

Latavius Murray has been very quiet since his ankle injury, and Devonta Freeman has become the lead back in the Ravens backfield. However, the Steelers have struggled against the run this season, and a dose of Murray right at them might be a recipe for success for Baltimore. A couple of short-yardage touchdowns from Murray wouldn’t be a surprise.

 

WR: Chris Godwin @ ATL ($7,600)

This was very close between Chris Godwin and Mike Evans for the nod in this build as a stack with Brady (and you can also go with Rob Gronkowski at tight end again), but Evans might see more of emerging cornerback A.J. Terrell than Godwin will. Godwin is due for a big game.

 

WR: DeVonta Smith @ NYJ ($6,300)

DeVonta Smith came off the field frustrated that he didn’t get the ball at the end of last week’s loss to the Giants, so the Eagles might try to get him the ball early and often this Sunday. The rookie should be a strong value this week.

 

WR: T.Y. Hilton @ HOU ($5,700)

T.Y. Hilton had 80 yards against the Texans earlier this season, and if you’re reading this you probably know he’s dominated against them throughout his career. On Hard Knocks, Frank Reich was seen emphatically telling Hilton he’s their guy in clutch situations—look for at least a couple of deep shots to be dialed up for the veteran wideout.

 

TE: George Kittle @ SEA ($6,300)

Deebo Samuel (calf) is out for the 49ers, which might mean the offense runs more through George Kittle. The Seahawks aren’t an easy matchup for opposing tight ends, but Kittle should be a go-to option for Jimmy Garoppolo all afternoon.

 

FLEX: Sony Michel vs. JAX ($5,300)

Darrell Henderson Jr. (thigh) is uncertain for Week 13, and there might be heavy usage for Sony Michel either way against the Jaguars. Especially if Henderson is inactive, Michel would offer RB1 upside at a major discount.

 

D/ST: Buccaneers @ ATL ($4,300)

The Bucs put up 19 fantasy points in their first outing versus the Falcons this year, and the unit appears to be getting in a better spot late in the season. They offer similar upside for Week 13.

 

Remaining salary: $0

 

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Other recommended Week 13 options

 

QB: Justin Herbert @ CIN ($8,200)

RB: Jamaal Williams vs. MIN ($6,500)

RB: Antonio Gibson @ LV ($6,200)

WR: D.K. Metcalf vs. SF ($7,300)

WR: Mike Williams @ CIN ($6,500)

TE: Foster Moreau vs. WAS ($5,000)

Week 13 Fantasy: “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down”

Week 13 Fantasy: “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down”

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Quarterback

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Taysom Hill (v DAL)

Hill is slated to start on Thursday night, and he should bring immediate QB1 upside in a potential shootout versus Dallas. The concern would be Hill’s foot injury limiting his mobility, but it’d be a surprise if he played without quarterback runs being a central part of the game plan, and the secondary of the Cowboys could be susceptible to big-play threats Tre’Quan Smith and Deonte Harris. I have Hill ranked as a top-ten play for Week 13.

 

Thumbs Up: Derek Carr (v WAS)

Carr was the beneficiary of facing Dallas on Thanksgiving, and he threw for 371 yards and a touchdown in the overtime win. Most of the damage came without Darren Waller (knee), so possibly not having the superstar tight end this week isn’t reason enough to go away from him as a borderline QB1/QB2. Contributions from DeSean Jackson (three receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown) and Zay Jones (five receptions for 59 yards) on Thanksgiving—combined with Josh Jacobs creating balance—will hopefully help Carr stay hot on Sunday.

 

Thumbs Up: Taylor Heinicke (@ LV)

Washington has also gotten the running game going in recent weeks, and that’s made things easier on Heinicke—who has completed 77.5% of his passes with a 5:1 touchdown-interception ratio during the team’s three-game winning streak. Las Vegas just allowed Dak Prescott to throw for 375 yards and two scores without his top two wideouts in the lineup, and Heinicke’s supporting cast is getting healthier with Logan Thomas and Curtis Samuel in the fold. I like him as a strong QB2.

 

Thumbs Up: Matt Ryan (v TB)

Quarterback appears to be somewhat lacking this week beyond the top 15 or so, but Ryan is undervalued in a spot where Atlanta will have to score points, and Cordarrelle Patterson being back changes the entire dynamic of the offense (even without Calvin Ridley). While the floor is much lower than you’d like for the Falcons, I’d say Ryan brings quality upside if Tampa Bay’s pass rush doesn’t get to him, and the Bucs’ primary focus will be stopping the run. Matty Ice is worth a look for desperate owners.

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Tua Tagovailoa (v NYG)

Tagovailoa has done an excellent job managing the offense since his return in Week 10, but New York’s defense is coming on strong, so this isn’t a great matchup for his chances at returning more than decent QB2 value. The Giants starting Mike Glennon in place of Daniel Jones (neck) arguably downgrades Tua further because it increases the chances of a slugfest (or Miami simply playing from ahead again); I’d rather take a chance on more upside in Week 13.

 

Thumbs Down: Jimmy Garoppolo (@ SEA)

Garoppolo has also played great in recent weeks, but Seattle hasn’t been a favorable matchup for him throughout his career—going 1-4 against them with 195.5 passing yards per game and a 2:3 touchdown-interception ratio. Losing Deebo Samuel (groin) and his playmaking ability is a blow to Jimmy G’s outlook, and I’m sure Kyle Shanahan will want to keep the ball on the ground as much as possible this weekend. It might take the Seahawks waking up on offense for Garoppolo to need to put up numbers.

 

Thumbs Down: Teddy Bridgewater (@ KC)

The Broncos have quietly won three-of-four games to snap out of their cold stretch, but Bridgewater hasn’t been lighting it up—completing just 17.8 passes per game with three touchdowns over than span. Kansas City’s defense becoming much stingier makes this a tough draw on the road, and the Denver offense only scored 16 points in each of their 2020 matchups. A run-heavy game plan to keep Patrick Mahomes off the field is the best chance to pull off the upset.

 

Thumbs Down: Ben Roethlisberger (v BAL)

Perhaps I’m too low on Roethlisberger (ranked outside the top 24) against a Baltimore defense allowing the most passing yards per game in the league (275.7), but Ravens-Steelers usually isn’t a high-scoring matchup, and Sunday might be a Najee Harris game with Pittsburgh going back to basics in the rivalry. Big Ben notably hasn’t thrown for 275+ yards in a game since September.

 

Running Back

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Jamaal Williams (v MIN)

It sounds like D’Andre Swift (shoulder) will be out this week, which would set up Williams—who handled 20 touches on Thanksgiving— to be the workhorse for a run-heavy Detroit offense. Minnesota’s defense is allowing the most yards per carry (4.8) and third-most rushing yards per game (134.4) in the league, so Williams carries a high floor with the potential to go off he can find the end zone. Even if Swift ends up playing, Williams would be a stronger-than-usual low-end RB2/FLEX this week.

 

Thumbs Up: Javonte Williams (@ KC)

As stated, the Broncos need to run if they want to win on Sunday night, and Williams emerged last month with 111 total yards in two-of-three games (the other was Denver’s blowout loss to the Eagles). Melvin Gordon will remain a significant factor, too, but Denver’s rookie runner has gotten the edge in terms of snaps for each of the past two games—and the team trusts him around the end zone and to close out games. Williams is a top-20 option at the position.

 

Thumbs Up: Boston Scott (@ NYJ)

The health of Miles Sanders (ankle) and Jordan Howard (knee) needs to be monitored, but Scott could be in line to start this weekend—and the upside is high versus a New York defense that’s allowed a whopping 20 rushing touchdowns this season. In four games with more than ten touches this year, Scott has gone for fantasy point totals of 18.0, 11.5, and 12.2. He’d be a plug-and-play RB2 as the starter and can be a FLEX option if not.

 

Thumbs Up: Patriots RBs (@ BUF)

Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson both appear destined to handle 12 or so touches every week, but I wouldn’t shy away from a matchup versus Buffalo on Monday night. Although Sean McDermott’s defense is allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing runners, the schedule has been very soft for them—overshadowing that the Titans (34.6 fantasy points) and Colts (56.2) each showed the Bills can be run on. New England’s offensive line can open holes for Harris and Stevenson, and both players seem like they’d thrive running in the snow if weather becomes a factor.

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Ezekiel Elliott (@ NO)

Elliott will be playing on Thursday night despite rest reportedly being an option to allow his knee to get healthy, but can fantasy owners expect his usual workload despite Jerry Jones saying he will carry a “serious load” for Dallas? Already limited to nine carries in back-to-back games, Zeke hasn’t seen more than 17 touches in a game since October, and the Cowboys have a very talented backup in Tony Pollard to handle a larger role. I’d view Elliott as more of an RB2 than RB1 on normal rest for a tough matchup.

 

Thumbs Down: Jeff Wilson Jr. (@ SEA)

San Francisco unleashed rookie Elijah Mitchell after missing one game with a finger injury, and it led to Wilson Jr. seeing the field for just ten snaps last week (which resulted in seven total yards on three touches). The veteran is averaging 2.7 yards per carry on 31 attempts since making his season debut, and he’s looking like a handcuff-only option with the Niners having no issues handing the ball to Mitchell 25+ times as the lead back.

 

Thumbs Down: Myles Gaskin (v NYG)

Gaskin remains a volume-based RB2 with 19.8 touches per game in six appearances since returning from London, but might he be too touchdown-dependent to rely on as a top-20 play? Miami’s starter is averaging 3.1 yards per carry during the current featured stretch, and run blocking remains a significant concern against a New York defense—that while statistically not great defending the run—has some stout players up front to dominate the trenches. I’d at least avoid Gaskin in DFS lineups.

 

Thumbs Down: Seahawks RBs (v SF)

In general, Seattle’s backfield has underperformed without Chris Carson (neck) in the lineup, so even with San Francisco missing Fred Warner (hamstring) and Dre Greenlaw (groin) at linebacker, I’d have a difficult time trusting Alex Collins or DeeJay Dallas. During the three-game losing streak for the Seahawks, Collins has rushed 27 times for 91 scoreless yards, and we probably can’t start Dallas until we see him used in a more substantial early-down role.

 

Wide Receiver 

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Brandon Aiyuk (@ SEA)

Aiyuk—already emerging with 85+ receiving yards in three-of-four November games—will be featured similar to how he was in the second half of his rookie campaign, so he can be boosted into the high-end WR2 ranks for Week 13. If anyone needs a refresher, Aiyuk caught 45 passes for 568 yards and four touchdowns over a six-game stretch last season, and the second-year wideout should give Seattle fits this weekend.

 

Thumbs Up: Antonio Brown (@ ATL)

Antonio Brown (ankle) isn’t a lock to return on Sunday, but if he does, fantasy owners shouldn’t waste any time getting him back in lineups. While there may be quiet outings because of how many weapons there are in Tampa Bay, AB has gone for lines of 5/121/1, 7/63, 7/124/2, and 9/93/1 in four of his five appearances this season, and I’m not worried about the only disappointing game (one reception for 17 yards) coming in the first matchup versus Atlanta. Look for Brown to make up for lost time if he’s back.

 

Thumbs Up: T.Y. Hilton (@ HOU)

A lack of opportunities for Hilton—who hasn’t seen more than five targets in a game this season—is a concern for a spot where Indianapolis is expected to lean heavily on Jonathan Taylor, but it’s impossible to ignore his history versus Houston; including an 80-yard performance earlier this year (on just four targets), T.Y. has averaged 94.6 yards per game against the Texans in 19 career matchups. Hilton should be viewed as an upside FLEX for Week 13.

 

Thumbs Up: Michael Gallup (@ NO)

Amari Cooper has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, but Gallup can still have another big performance as a full-time player in the Dallas offense. Although the 25-year-old didn’t really get going until the fourth quarter on Thanksgiving, he had clutch grabs of 41, 32, and 17 yards, and Dak Prescott should be confident in him as a downfield threat versus New Orleans. Gallup is a low-end WR2/FLEX on Thursday night.

 

Others: Saints WRs (v DAL)

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Amari Cooper (@ NO)

Cooper is back for Dallas, but I highly doubt he will play a full complement of snaps with limited practice time and conditioning, so he’s ranked as more of a volatile FLEX than upside WR2. It’s unfortunate because this would have likely been a plus matchup if Cooper was fully himself against the man-to-man coverage of New Orleans, but fantasy owners with better options should keep his history of low-floor games in mind when making lineup decisions.

 

Thumbs Down: Courtland Sutton (@ KC)

He missed both games last season on injured reserve, but Sutton had previously done well versus the Chiefs with 78+ yards in the previous three meetings—though that was as the team’s clear No. 1 wideout, and there’s nothing to suggest he will suddenly get hot following a four-game stretch in which he caught seven passes for 95 scoreless yards (on just 12 targets). Overall, I’m not optimistic about his outlook in terms of the matchup and projected role, so it might take a touchdown for Sutton to pay dividends in primetime.

 

Thumbs Down: Corey Davis (v PHI)

Davis (groin) will likely be questionable after missing Week 12, but he could see a lot of Darius Slay if active, and the Jets don’t want to have Zach Wilson operate a high-volume passing attack if they can help it. Also, I believe the Eagles would be more prone to a big game from Elijah Moore, so Davis is a risky, low-floor FLEX option on an inconsistent, rookie-led offense.

 

Thumbs Down: Kenny Golladay (@ MIA)

Golladay was going to be a “Thumbs Down” even before Daniel Jones popped up on the injury report, and now fantasy owners would likely be taking a massive gamble on a touchdown from Mike Glennon in a matchup versus Xavien Howard and Byron Jones. Unless the Giants suddenly start using Golladay more in the slot, his fantasy appeal will be limited and dependent on the matchup—making him a definite fade this week.

 

Others: Tyler Lockett (v SF), Marvin Jones (@ LAR)

 

Tight End

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Foster Moreau (v WAS)

Moreau only caught one pass in the Thanksgiving win over the Cowboys, but he played a career-high 77 snaps, and the LSU product will be a huge part of the offense if Darren Waller (knee) is out. Earlier this season, Moreau caught six-of-six targets for 60 yards and a score in extended action versus the Eagles, so we’ll see if he can have a similar performance versus Washington. Moreau is a top-ten play.

 

Thumbs Up: Ryan Griffin (v PHI)

Speaking of Philadelphia, they remain the easiest matchup in the NFL for opposing tight ends, and the results allowed to the position seem impossible with 17.7 fantasy points per game for opposing tight ends since Week 3. Griffin has been the clear top option at tight end since Tyler Kroft (chest) was placed on injured reserve, so Sunday might finally result in a big game for him.

 

Thumbs Up: Mike Gesicki (v NYG)

The Dolphins being on a four-game winning streak hasn’t been a good thing for Gesicki’s fantasy prospects (12 receptions for 121 scoreless yards over that span), but he’s still on pace for a career year, and I’d keep rolling with him based on the talent/upside. Before holding Dallas Goedert in check last week, New York had allowed 200 combined yards to the tight ends of the Raiders and Bucs last month.

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: T.J. Hockenson (v MIN)

Hockenson came through with a touchdown on Thanksgiving, and that’s probably what fantasy owners will need out of him on Sunday to return strong TE1 value. In each of his four career matchups against the Vikings, Hockenson has been held below 40 yards, including a 22-yard performance back in Week 5. He’s a backend TE1 option with a low floor.

 

Thumbs Down: Cole Kmet (v ARI)

Kmet also came through on Thanksgiving with eight receptions (on 11 targets) for 65 yards, but now he’ll be facing an Arizona defense that’s allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. A big reason for that is only one touchdown ceded to the position, and you might be better off targeting a player with a better matchup in Week 13.

 

Thumbs Down: Hunter Henry (@ BUF)

Of course, Henry has cooled off just when many bought into him as a weekly starter at tight end, and the Bills have historically been a stingy matchup for the position. Consider him a touchdown-or-bust option with 42 or fewer yards in all but one game this season.

Week 13 Fantasy: Rest-Of-Season Rankings

Week 13 Fantasy: Rest-Of-Season Rankings

The rest-of-season rankings are exclusive to Fantasy Consigliere subscribers, and they will be updated every week throughout the 2021 season.

 

Quarterback

1. Tom Brady, TB

2. Josh Allen, BUF

3. Patrick Mahomes, KC

4. Lamar Jackson, BAL

5. Jalen Hurts, PHI

6. Justin Herbert, LAC

7. Dak Prescott, DAL

8. Kyler Murray, ARI

9. Aaron Rodgers, GB

10. Russell Wilson, SEA

11. Taysom Hill, NO

12. Cam Newton, CAR

13. Matthew Stafford, LAR

14. Joe Burrow, CIN

15. Kirk Cousins, MIN

16. Derek Carr, LV

17. Carson Wentz, IND

18. Ryan Tannehill, TEN

19. Mac Jones, NE

20. Matt Ryan, ATL

21. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA

22. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF

23. Tyrod Taylor, HOU

24. Teddy Bridgewater, DEN

25. Daniel Jones, NYG

26. Justin Fields, CHI

27. Taylor Heinicke, WAS

28. Trevor Lawrence, JAX

29. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

30. Baker Mayfield, CLE

31. Jared Goff, DET

32. Zach Wilson, NYJ

33. Andy Dalton, CHI

34. Trevor Siemian, NO

35. Mike Glennon, NYG

36. Marcus Mariota, LV

37. Trey Lance, SF

38. Mike White, NYJ

39. Mason Rudolph, PIT

40. Davis Mills, HOU

 

Running back

1. Jonathan Taylor, IND

2. Joe Mixon, CIN

3. Nick Chubb, CLE

4. Najee Harris, PIT

5. Austin Ekeler, LAC

6. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL

7. Alvin Kamara, NO

8. Aaron Jones, GB

9. Elijah Mitchell, SF

10. Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL

11. Saquon Barkley, NYG

12. Darrell Henderson, LAR

13. Antonio Gibson, WAS

14. D’Andre Swift, DET

15. David Montgomery, CHI

16. James Robinson, JAX

17. Dalvin Cook, MIN

18. Josh Jacobs, LV

19. Leonard Fournette, TB

20. AJ Dillon, GB

21. Damien Harris, NE

22. Javonte Williams, DEN

23. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC

24. James Conner, ARI

25. Melvin Gordon, DEN

26. Kareem Hunt, CLE

27. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE

28. Tony Pollard, DAL

29. Myles Gaskin, MIA

30. Miles Sanders, PHI

31. Alexander Mattison, MIN

32. Chuba Hubbard, CAR

33. Chase Edmonds, ARI

34. Jamaal Williams, DET

35. Devonta Freeman, BAL

36. Darrel Williams, KC

37. Latavius Murray, BAL

38. Mark Ingram, NO

39. Jeff Wilson, SF

40. Alex Collins, SEA

41. Ronald Jones II, TB

42. Dontrell Hilliard, TEN

43. Devin Singletary, BUF

44. Sony Michel, LAR

45. Matt Breida, BUF

46. Jordan Howard, PHI

47. D’Onta Foreman, TEN

48. J.D. McKissic, WAS

49. Michael Carter, NYJ

50. Boston Scott, PHI

51. Tevin Coleman, NYJ

52. Kenyan Drake, LV

53. Mike Davis, ATL

54. Khalil Herbert, CHI

55. Nyheim Hines, IND

56. Giovani Bernard, TB

57. Rex Burkhead, HOU

58. Brandon Bolden, NE

59. Derrick Henry, TEN

60. Zack Moss, BUF

61. Ameer Abdullah, CAR

62. Ty Johnson, NYJ

63. David Johnson, HOU

64. DeeJay Dallas, SEA

65. Samaje Perine, CIN

66. Joshua Kelley, LAC

67. Jeremy McNichols, TEN

68. Rashaad Penny, SEA

69. D’Ernest Johnson, CLE

70. Kenneth Gainwell, PHI

71. Devontae Booker, NYG

72. Salvon Ahmed, MIA

73. Phillip Lindsay, MIA

74. Demetric Felton, CLE

75. Ty’Son Williams, BAL

76. Trey Sermon, SF

77. Damien Williams, CHI

78. Marlon Mack, IND

79. Justin Jackson, LAC

80. Larry Rountree III, LAC

81. Qadree Ollison, ATL

82. Tony Jones Jr., NO

83. Wayne Gallman, ATL

84. Carlos Hyde, JAX

85. Ty Montgomery, NO

86. Jermar Jefferson, DET

87. Anthony McFarland, PIT

88. Malcolm Brown, MIA

89. Godwin Ikwebuike, DET

90. JaMycal Hasty, SF

91. J.J. Taylor, NE

92. Kalen Ballage, PIT

93. Benny Snell, PIT

94. Mike Boone, DEN

95. Chris Evans, CIN

96. Jalen Richard, LV

97. Le’Veon Bell, FA

98. Adrian Peterson, FA

99. Derrick Gore, KC

100. Royce Freeman, HOU

 

Wide receiver

1. Davante Adams, GB

2. Cooper Kupp, LAR

3. Stefon Diggs, BUF

4. Tyreek Hill, KC

5. Chris Godwin, TB

6. CeeDee Lamb, DAL

7. Justin Jefferson, MIN

8. Deebo Samuel, SF

9. D.K. Metcalf, SEA

10. Ja’Marr Chase, CIN

11. Terry McLaurin, WAS

12. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI

13. Mike Evans, TB

14. Mike Williams, LAC

15. Diontae Johnson, PIT

16. Antonio Brown, TB

17. Keenan Allen, LAC

18. A.J. Brown, TEN

19. Marquise Brown, BAL

20. Adam Thielen, MIN

21. Jaylen Waddle, MIA

22. Tee Higgins, CIN

23. DeVonta Smith, PHI

24. Amari Cooper, DAL

25. Michael Pittman Jr., IND

26. Brandon Aiyuk, SF

27. Tyler Lockett, SEA

28. D.J. Moore, CAR

29. Darnell Mooney, CHI

30. Elijah Moore, NYJ

31. Brandin Cooks, HOU

32. Odell Beckham Jr., LAR

33. Van Jefferson, LAR

34. Jerry Jeudy, DEN

35. Michael Gallup, DAL

36. Emmanuel Sanders, BUF

37. Chase Claypool, PIT

38. Kenny Golladay, NYG

39. Julio Jones, TEN

40. Courtland Sutton, DEN

41. Hunter Renfrow, LV

42. Marquez Callaway, NO

43. Marvin Jones, JAX

44. Corey Davis, NYJ

45. Allen Robinson, CHI

46. Tyler Boyd, CIN

47. Kadarius Toney, NYG

48. DeVante Parker, MIA

49. Bryan Edwards, LV

50. Christian Kirk, ARI

51. Rashod Bateman, BAL

52. T.Y. Hilton, IND

53. Nelson Agholor, NE

54. Jakobi Meyers, NE

55. Tre’Quan Smith, NO

56. Rondale Moore, ARI

57. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX

58. Cole Beasley, BUF

59. Jarvis Landry, CLE

60. Kendrick Bourne, NE

61. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE

62. A.J. Green, ARI

63. Calvin Ridley, ATL

64. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB

65. Russell Gage, ATL

66. Josh Reynolds, DET

67. Sammy Watkins, BAL

68. Mecole Hardman, KC

69. Sterling Shepard, NYG

70. Robby Anderson, CAR

71. Tim Patrick, DEN

72. Will Fuller, MIA

73. Curtis Samuel, WAS

74. DeSean Jackson, LV

75. Jamison Crowder, NYJ

76. James Washington, PIT

77. Randall Cobb, GB

78. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, TEN

79. Josh Gordon, KC

80. Gabriel Davis, BUF

81. Darius Slayton, NYG

82. Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET

83. Dez Fitzpatrick, TEN

84. Zach Pascal, IND

85. Deonte Harris, NO

86. Cedrick Wilson, DAL

87. Byron Pringle, KC

88. Allen Lazard, GB

89. K.J. Osborn, MIN

90. Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL

91. Marquise Goodwin, CHI

92. Demarcus Robinson, KC

93. Zay Jones, LV

94. Jalen Reagor, PHI

95. Tyler Johnson, TB

96. Scotty Miller, TB

97. Nico Collins, HOU

98. Quez Watkins, PHI

99. Trent Sherfield, SF

100. Kalif Raymond, DET

101. Albert Wilson, MIA

102. Jauan Jennings, SF

103. Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR

104. Golden Tate, TEN

105. DeAndre Carter, WAS

106. Dyami Brown, WAS

107. Denzel Mims, NYJ

108. N’Keal Harry, NE

109. Adam Humphries, WAS

110. Keelan Cole, NYJ

111. Josh Palmer, LAC

112. Ray-Ray McCloud, PIT

113. Anthony Schwartz, CLE

114. Dee Eskridge, SEA

115. Kenny Stills, NO

116. Isaiah McKenzie, BUF

117. Rashard Higgins, CLE

118. Marcus Johnson, TEN

119. Tavon Austin, JAX

120. Chester Rogers, TEN

121. Chris Conley, HOU

122. Jalen Guyton, LAC

123. Devin Duvernay, BAL

124. Tajae Sharpe, ATL

125. Preston Williams, MIA

126. Danny Amendola, HOU

127. John Ross, NYG

128. Freddie Swain, SEA

129. Mohamed Sanu, SF

130. Breshad Perriman, TB

131. Equanimeous St. Brown, GB

132. James Proche, BAL

133. Jaelon Darden, TB

134. Damiere Byrd, CHI

135. Lil’Jordan Humphrey, NO

136. Greg Ward, PHI

137. Tyron Johnson, LV

138. Anthony Miller, PIT

139. Amari Rodgers, GB

140. Noah Brown, DAL

141. Laquon Treadwell, JAX

142. John Brown, FA

143. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, MIN

144. Dede Westbrook, MIN

145. Auden Tate, CIN

146. Cam Sims, WAS

147. Miles Boykin, BAL

148. Jakeem Grant, CHI

149. Dax Milne, WAS

150. Kendall Hinton, DEN

 

Tight end

1. Travis Kelce, KC

2. George Kittle, SF

3. Rob Gronkowski, TB

4. Darren Waller, LV

5. Mark Andrews, BAL

6. Mike Gesicki, MIA

7. Kyle Pitts, ATL

8. Dallas Goedert, PHI

9. T.J. Hockenson, DET

10. Logan Thomas, WAS

11. Hunter Henry, NE

12. Noah Fant, DEN

13. Zach Ertz, ARI

14. Pat Freiermuth, PIT

15. Dawson Knox, BUF

16. Dalton Schultz, DAL

17. Gerald Everett, SEA

18. Tyler Higbee, LAR

19. Cole Kmet, CHI

20. Evan Engram, NYG

21. Jonnu Smith, NE

22. C.J. Uzomah, CIN

23. Jared Cook, LAC

24. David Njoku, CLE

25. Mo Alie-Cox, IND

26. Austin Hooper, CLE

27. Tyler Conklin, MIN

28. Foster Moreau, LV

29. Anthony Firkser, TEN

30. Juwan Johnson, NO

31. Donald Parham Jr., LAC

32. Cameron Brate, TB

33. Jack Doyle, IND

34. Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN

35. Blake Jarwin, DAL

36. O.J. Howard, TB

37. Dan Arnold, JAX

38. James O’Shaughnessy, JAX

39. Brevin Jordan, HOU

40. Josiah Deguara, GB

41. Jordan Akins, HOU

42. Kyle Rudolph, NYG

43. Chris Herndon, MIN

44. Hayden Hurst, ATL

45. Jimmy Graham, CHI

46. MyCole Pruitt, TEN

47. Marcedes Lewis, GB

48. Will Dissly, SEA

49. Tommy Tremble, CAR

50. Adam Trautman, NO

51. Geoff Swaim, TEN

52. Eric Ebron, PIT

53. Harrison Bryant, CLE

54. Garrett Griffin, NO

55. Ricky Seals-Jones, WAS

56. Ryan Griffin, NYJ

57. Tyree Jackson, PHI

58. Colby Parkinson, SEA

59. John Bates, WAS

60. Pharaoh Brown, HOU

61. Kylen Granson, IND

62. Tyler Kroft, NYJ

63. Noah Gray, KC

64. Ian Thomas, CAR

65. Luke Farrell, JAX

Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings 2021

Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings 2021

The rankings are based on 0.5 PPR leagues, but feel free to reach out with any questions via Fantasy Consigliere. Also, you can subscribe to The Fantasy Consigliere Podcast for some added insights on why players are ranked where they are when Episode 13 is released.

 

Quarterback

1. Tom Brady (@ ATL)
2. Lamar Jackson (@ PIT)
3. Justin Herbert (@ CIN)
4. Josh Allen (v NE)
5. Dak Prescott (@ NO)
6. Patrick Mahomes (v DEN)
7. Kyler Murray (@ CHI)
8. Jalen Hurts (@ NYJ)
9. Taysom Hill (v DAL)
10. Matthew Stafford (v JAX)
11. Russell Wilson (v SF)
12. Joe Burrow (v LAC)
13. Derek Carr (v WAS)
14. Kirk Cousins (@ DET)
15. Carson Wentz (@ HOU)
16. Taylor Heinicke (@ LV)
17. Matt Ryan (v TB)
18. Tua Tagovailoa (v NYG)
19. Tyrod Taylor (v IND)
20. Jimmy Garoppolo (@ SEA)
21. Mac Jones (@ BUF)
22. Andy Dalton (v ARI)
23. Teddy Bridgewater (@ KC)
24. Ben Roethlisberger (v BAL)
25. Jared Goff (v MIN)
26. Trevor Lawrence (@ LAR)
27. Zach Wilson (v PHI)
28. Mike Glennon (@ MIA)
29. Marcus Mariota (v WAS)
30. Trey Lance (@ SEA)

 

Running back

1. Jonathan Taylor (@ HOU)
2. Joe Mixon (v LAC)
3. Austin Ekeler (@ CIN)
4. Najee Harris (v BAL)
5. Alexander Mattison (@ DET)
6. Elijah Mitchell (@ SEA)
7. Antonio Gibson (@ LV)
8. Saquon Barkley (@ MIA)
9. Leonard Fournette (@ ATL)
10. Cordarrelle Patterson (v TB)
11. David Montgomery (v ARI)
12. James Robinson (@ LAR)
13. Josh Jacobs (v WAS)
14. James Conner (@ CHI)
15. Jamaal Williams (v MIN)
16. Javonte Williams (@ KC)
17. Sony Michel (v JAX)
18. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (v DEN)
19. Ezekiel Elliott (@ NO)
20. Mark Ingram (v DAL)
21. Miles Sanders (@ NYJ)
22. Damien Harris (@ BUF)
23. Myles Gaskin (v NYG)
24. Melvin Gordon (@ KC)
25. Tony Pollard (@ NO)
26. Rhamondre Stevenson (@ BUF)
27. Boston Scott (@ NYJ)
28. Devonta Freeman (@ PIT)
29. Darrel Williams (v DEN)
30. Tevin Coleman (v PHI)
31. Matt Breida (v NE)
32. Devin Singletary (v NE)
33. Latavius Murray (@ PIT)
34. Rashaad Penny (v SF)
35. Ty Johnson (v PHI)
36. Ronald Jones II (@ ATL)
37. Rex Burkhead (v IND)
38. Jeff Wilson Jr. (@ SEA)
39. Nyheim Hines (@ HOU)
40. David Johnson (v IND)
41. Kenyan Drake (v WAS)
42. Ty Montgomery (v DAL)
43. Alex Collins (v SF)
44. DeeJay Dallas (v SF)
45. Kenneth Gainwell (@ NYJ)
46. Giovani Bernard (@ ATL)
47. Jermar Jefferson (v MIN)
48. Khalil Herbert (v ARI)
49. Samaje Perine (v LAC)
50. Joshua Kelley (@ CIN)
51. Eno Benjamin (@ CHI)
52. Jaret Patterson (@ LV)
53. Mike Davis (v TB)
54. Devontae Booker (@ MIA)
55. Brandon Bolden (@ BUF)
56. Phillip Lindsay (v NYG)
57. Carlos Hyde (@ LAR)
58. Salvon Ahmed (v NYG)
59. Austin Walter (v PHI)
60. Ty’Son Williams (@ PIT)
61. Godwin Igwebuike (v MIN)
62. Kene Nwangwu (@ DET)
63. Buddy Howell (v JAX)
64. Wayne Gallman (v TB)
65. Benny Snell Jr. (v BAL)
66. Qadree Ollison (v TB)
67. Kyle Juszczyk (@ SEA)
68. Chris Evans (v LAC)
69. Kalen Ballage (v BAL)
70. Larry Rountree III (@ CIN)
71. Jalen Richard (v WAS)
72. Anthony McFarland Jr. (v BAL)
73. Justin Jackson (@ CIN)
74. Darius Bradwell (@ CIN)
75. Zack Moss (v NE)

 

Wide receiver

1. Cooper Kupp (v JAX)
2. Tyreek Hill (v DEN)
3. Chris Godwin (@ ATL)
4. Stefon Diggs (v NE)
5. Justin Jefferson (@ DET)
6. CeeDee Lamb (@ NO)
7. Mike Evans (@ ATL)
8. DeAndre Hopkins (@ CHI)
9. Ja’Marr Chase (v LAC)
10. Terry McLaurin (@ LV)
11. Diontae Johnson (v BAL)
12. D.K. Metcalf (v SF)
13. Mike Williams (@ CIN)
14. Brandon Aiyuk (@ SEA)
15. Adam Thielen (@ DET)
16. Keenan Allen (@ CIN)
17. Michael Pittman Jr. (@ HOU)
18. Michael Gallup (@ NO)
19. Marquise Brown (@ PIT)
20. DeVonta Smith (@ NYJ)
21. Tyler Lockett (v SF)
22. Tee Higgins (v LAC)
23. Darnell Mooney (v ARI)
24. Jaylen Waddle (v NYG)
25. Elijah Moore (v PHI)
26. Brandin Cooks (v IND)
27. Chase Claypool (v BAL)
28. Van Jefferson (v JAX)
29. Hunter Renfrow (v WAS)
30. Odell Beckham Jr. (v JAX)
31. T.Y. Hilton (@ HOU)
32. Jerry Jeudy (@ KC)
33. Christian Kirk (@ CHI)
34. Courtland Sutton (@ KC)
35. Marquez Callaway (v DAL)
36. Tre’Quan Smith (v DAL)
37. Emmanuel Sanders (v NE)
38. Corey Davis (v PHI)
39. Bryan Edwards (v WAS)
40. Kendrick Bourne (@ BUF)
41. Russell Gage (v TB)
42. Amari Cooper (@ NO)
43. Marvin Jones (@ LAR)
44. Rashod Bateman (@ PIT)
45. Cole Beasley (v NE)
46. Kadarius Toney (@ MIA)
47. Jakobi Meyers (@ BUF)
48. Allen Robinson (v ARI)
49. Kenny Golladay (@ MIA)
50. Tim Patrick (@ KC)
51. Tyler Boyd (v LAC)
52. Deonte Harris (v DAL)
53. A.J. Green (@ CHI)
54. Gabriel Davis (v NE)
55. Laviska Shenault Jr. (@ LAR)
56. Jamison Crowder (v PHI)
57. Nelson Agholor (@ BUF)
58. Josh Reynolds (v MIN)
59. Sammy Watkins (@ PIT)
60. Zach Pascal (@ HOU)
61. Curtis Samuel (@ LV)
62. Rondale Moore (@ CHI)
63. DeSean Jackson (v WAS)
64. Trent Sherfield (@ SEA)
65. Quez Watkins (@ NYJ)
66. Amon-Ra St. Brown (v MIN)
67. Jauan Jennings (@ SEA)
68. Sterling Shepard (@ MIA)
69. Tyler Johnson (@ ATL)
70. Noah Brown (@ NO)
71. DeAndre Carter (@ LV)
72. Albert Wilson (v NYG)
73. Darius Slayton (@ MIA)
74. Olamide Zaccheaus (v TB)
75. Byron Pringle (v DEN)
76. Nico Collins (v IND)
77. K.J. Osborn (@ DET)
78. Jalen Reagor (@ NYJ)
79. James Washington (v BAL)
80. Keelan Cole Sr. (v PHI)
81. Devin Duvernay (@ PIT)
82. Mecole Hardman (v DEN)
83. Kalif Raymond (v MIN)
84. Zay Jones (v WAS)
85. Danny Amendola (v IND)
86. Scotty Miller (@ ATL)
87. Laquon Treadwell (@ LAR)
88. Tajae Sharpe (v TB)
89. Marquise Goodwin (v ARI)
90. Josh Gordon (v DEN)
91. Chris Conley (v IND)
92. Ray-Ray McCloud (v BAL)
93. Demarcus Robinson (v DEN)
94. Freddie Swain (v SF)
95. Josh Palmer (@ CIN)
96. Greg Ward (@ NYJ)
97. Kenny Stills (v DAL)
98. N’Keal Harry (@ BUF)
99. Jalen Guyton (@ CIN)
100. John Ross (@ MIA)

 

Tight end

1. Travis Kelce (v DEN)
2. George Kittle (@ SEA)
3. Rob Gronkowski (@ ATL)
4. Mark Andrews (@ PIT)
5. Kyle Pitts (v TB)
6. Pat Freiermuth (v BAL)
7. Mike Gesicki (v NYG)
8. Dallas Goedert (@ NYJ)
9. Foster Moreau (v WAS)
10. Dalton Schultz (@ NO)
11. Noah Fant (@ KC)
12. T.J. Hockenson (v MIN)
13. Dawson Knox (v NE)
14. Logan Thomas (@ LV)
15. Zach Ertz (@ CHI)
16. Hunter Henry (@ BUF)
17. Tyler Higbee (v JAX)
18. Tyler Conklin (@ DET)
19. Gerald Everett (v SF)
20. Evan Engram (@ MIA)
21. C.J. Uzomah (v LAC)
22. Cole Kmet (v ARI)
23. Jared Cook (@ CIN)
24. Jonnu Smith (@ BUF)
25. Ryan Griffin (v PHI)
26. Jack Doyle (@ HOU)
27. Mo Alie-Cox (@ HOU)
28. Juwan Johnson (v DAL)
29. Donald Parham Jr. (@ CIN)
30. James O’Shaughnessy (@ LAR)
31. Albert Okwuegbunam (@ KC)
32. Cameron Brate (@ ATL)
33. Will Dissly (v SF)
34. Nick Vannett (v DAL)
35. Jimmy Graham (v ARI)
36. Brevin Jordan (v IND)
37. Durham Smythe (v NYG)
38. O.J. Howard (@ ATL)
39. Jordan Akins (v IND)
40. John Bates (@ LV)

 

Defense/ST

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ ATL)
2. Philadelphia Eagles (@ NYJ)
3. Los Angeles Rams (v JAX)
4. Miami Dolphins (v NYG)
5. Indianapolis Colts (@ HOU)
6. New England Patriots (@ BUF)
7. Minnesota Vikings (@ DET)
8. Arizona Cardinals (@ CHI)
9. Buffalo Bills (v NE)
10. Baltimore Ravens (@ PIT)
11. Kansas City Chiefs (v DEN)
12. Dallas Cowboys (@ NO)
13. New York Giants (@ MIA)
14. Pittsburgh Steelers (v BAL)
15. San Francisco 49ers (@ SEA)
16. Washington Football Team (@ LV)
17. Denver Broncos (@ KC)
18. New Orleans Saints (v BAL)
19. Las Vegas Raiders (v WAS)
20. Seattle Seahawks (v SF)
21. Chicago Bears (v ARI)
22. Cincinnati Bengals (v LAC)
23. Los Angeles Chargers (@ CIN)
24. New York Jets (v PHI)
25. Houston Texans (v IND)

 

Kicker

1. Justin Tucker (@ PIT)
2. Nick Folk (@ BUF)
3. Matt Gay (v JAX)
4. Greg Joseph (@ DET)
5. Harrison Butker (v DEN)
6. Daniel Carlson (v WAS)
7. Tyler Bass (v NE)
8. Evan McPherson (v LAC)
9. Jake Elliott (@ NYJ)
10. Ryan Succop (@ ATL)
11. Robbie Gould (@ SEA)
12. Michael Badgley (@ HOU)
13. Matt Prater (@ CHI)
14. Greg Zuerlein (@ NO)
15. Younghoe Koo (v TB)
16. Chris Boswell (v BAL)
17. Jason Sanders (v NYG)
18. Graham Gano (@ MIA)
19. Brandon McManus (@ KC)
20. Dustin Hopkins (@ CIN)
21. Brett Maher (v DAL)
22. Jason Myers (v SF)
23. Cairo Santos (v ARI)
24. Brian Johnson (@ LV)
25. Matthew Wright (@ LAR)

The (Waiver) Wire: Week 13, 2021

The (Waiver) Wire: Week 13, 2021

The waiver wire rankings may vary depending on your scoring settings and overall league/roster construction, so feel free to reach out with any questions. [Note: all players are rostered in less than 60% of ESPN leagues]

 

Overall Rankings

 

1. Alexander Mattison, MIN RB

Dalvin Cook dealing with a torn laburm sets up Mattison to be a top-15 option—if not at RB1—for as long as he’s the starter, so he’s the top add wherever available. This week, the Vikings will get a great matchup versus the Lions followed by the struggling Steelers on a Thursday night in Week 14.

 

2. Chuba Hubbard, CAR RB

Hubbard vaults up the waiver rankings with Christian McCaffrey (ankle) unfortunately done for the year, though it’s worth taking a peak at the upcoming schedule with games against the Bills and Buccaneers in Week 15 and Week 16 for those looking ahead to the fantasy playoffs. Still, Hubbard should be a volume-based RB2 when Carolina returns from the bye to take on Atlanta.

 

3. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE RB

He was limited to nine carries in Sunday’s win over the Titans, but Stevenson again impressed with 46 yards. Over the past four weeks, the rookie has rushed 51 times for 277 yards (5.4 YPC) and two touchdowns), so as stated last week, he should be rostered for standalone FLEX value and handcuff upside.

 

4. Jamaal Williams, DET RB

While it’s great news that D’Andre Swift (shoulder) is just day-to-day after going down on Thanksgiving, the team had already made it known they want to limit his workload, so we’re expecting more of a split like early in the season with Williams being a big factor for at least a game or two. The veteran handled 20 touches in Week 12.

 

5. Dontrell Hilliard, TEN RB

D’Onta Foreman (19 carries for 109 yards) has a case to be ranked this high, but we’d say Hilliard gets the edge in the Tennessee backfield as a more versatile player. Boosted by a 68-yard touchdown, Hilliard rushed 12 times for 131 yards last week against New England—though both runners need to work on ball security after each lost a fumble.

 

6. Van Jefferson, LAR WR

Jefferson also had a long touchdown in Week 12—a 79-yard streak to get Los Angeles on the board versus Green Bay—and he will remain heavily involved alongside Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. as a key part of the offense. The trio each saw at least nine targets and played 98% of the offensive snaps.

 

7. Taysom Hill, NO QB

Hill will reportedly start for New Orleans on Thursday night, and he brings obvious QB1 upside due to his dual-threat skillset. The only concern is the foot injury forcing him to not run quite as much, but Hill should be boosted by Alvin Kamara (knee) hopefully returning to the lineup.

 

8. Logan Thomas, WAS TE

Thomas finally returned from a lengthy hamstring injury on Monday night, and he should be viewed as a TE1 option the rest of the way. To start the season, Thomas has two touchdowns in his first three games, and Taylor Heinicke will continue looking to him in scoring territory.

 

9. Jeff Wilson Jr., SF RB

San Francisco somewhat surprisingly giving Elijah Mitchell a monster workload coming off finger surgery led to just three touches for Wilson on Sunday, but he’s still worth holding onto as a handcuff in all leagues—even if the standalone appeal has fallen.

 

10. Kadarius Toney, NYG WR

Toney (quad) might be difficult to keep faith in due to injuries and a lack of production since his 189-yard breakout in early October, but the talent is still there. We’ll see if new offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens takes advantage of it when Toney returns to the field.

 

Quarterback

1. Taysom Hill, NO

2. Carson Wentz, IND

3. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA

4. Daniel Jones, NYG

5. Matt Ryan, ATL

6. Mac Jones, NE

7. Tyrod Taylor, HOU

8. Taylor Heinicke, WAS

9. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF

10. Teddy Bridgewater, DEN

 

Running back

1. Alexander Mattison, MIN

2. Chuba Hubbard, CAR

3. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE

4. Jamaal Williams, DET

5. Dontrell Hilliard, TEN

6. Jeff Wilson Jr., SF

7. Alex Collins, SEA

8. Boston Scott, PHI

9. D’Onta Foreman, TEN

10. Devin Singletary, BUF

11. Sony Michel, LAR

12. Ronald Jones II, TB

13. Jordan Howard, PHI

14. Matt Breida, BUF

15. J.D. McKissic, WAS

16. Latavius Murray, BAL

17. DeeJay Dallas, SEA

18. Mike Davis, ATL

19. Nyheim Hines, IND

20. David Johnson, HOU

21. Tevin Coleman, NYJ

22. Ameer Abdullah, CAR

23. Tony Jones Jr., NO

24. D’Ernest Johnson, CLE

25. Khalil Herbert, CHI

26. Phillip Lindsay, MIA

27. Devontae Booker, NYG

28. Ty Johnson, NYJ

29. Rex Burkhead, HOU

30. Brandon Bolden, NE

 

Wide receiver

1. Van Jefferson, LAR

2. Kadarius Toney, NYG

3. DeVante Parker, MIA

4. Rashod Bateman, BAL

5. Bryan Edwards, LV

6. T.Y. Hilton, IND

7. Marquez Callaway, NO

8. A.J. Green, ARI

9. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB

10. Sterling Shepard, NYG

11. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX

12. Russell Gage, ATL

13. Kendrick Bourne, NE

14. Rondale Moore, ARI

15. Nelson Agholor, NE

16. Sammy Watkins, BAL

17. Tre’Quan Smith, NO

18. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE

19. Curtis Samuel, WAS

20. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, TEN

21. Mecole Hardman, KC

22. Trent Sherfield, SF

23. DeSean Jackson, LV

24. Robby Anderson, CAR

25. Will Fuller, MIA

26. Josh Reynolds, DET

27. Randall Cobb, GB

28. Tim Patrick, DEN

29. Quez Watkins, PHI

30. Byron Pringle, KC

 

Tight end

1. Logan Thomas WAS

2. Hunter Henry, NE

3. Gerald Everett, SEA

4. Jared Cook, LAC

5. Cole Kmet, CHI

6. Jonnu Smith, NE

7. Evan Engram, NYG

8. David Njoku, CLE

9. Tyler Conklin, MIN

10. Foster Moreau, LV

11. C.J. Uzomah, CIN

12. Austin Hooper, CLE

13. Jack Doyle, IND

14. Cameron Brate, TB

15. Anthony Firkser, TEN

Week 12 Fantasy Football Awards 2021

Week 12 Fantasy Football Awards 2021

Team of the Week

 

QB: Josh Allen, BUF

Allen had a couple of interceptions on Thanksgiving, but he still threw for 260 yards and four touchdowns (plus an additional 43 rushing yards) in a blowout win to get back on track for fantasy owners. Even in a difficult matchup with the Patriots coming to town next Monday night, Allen will remain a must-start.

 

RB: Leonard Fournette, TB

The Colts did what they could to not allow Chris Godwin and Mike Evans to beat them on Sunday, but that allowed Fournette to go crazy with 17 carries, 100 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, seven receptions, 31 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown. It was an encouraging performance after a stretch of quiet games for Tampa Bay’s starter.

 

RB: Joe Mixon, CIN

Cincinnati set the tone early with Mixon handling eight touches on the team’s first nine offensive plays, and his outstanding season continued by extending the touchdown streak to eight games. Overall, Mixon is up to 13 total touchdowns on the year, and he’ll get a great chance to keep it going next week against the Chargers.

 

WR: Jaylen Waddle, MIA

Carolina had absolutely no answers for Waddle on Sunday, as he caught nine-of-ten targets for 137 yards and a touchdown. It was the first 100-yard game of the rookie’s career, and he continues to easily pace all first-year players in receptions (77).

 

WR: Adam Thielen, MIN

Kirk Cousins’ most trusted target in the red zone, Thielen is now up to ten scores on the season after finding the end zone twice versus San Francisco, and Sunday was his third game with 20+ fantasy points this year. He’ll hope to stay hot next week against a Detroit team that has held him in check throughout his career.

 

TE: Rob Gronkowski, TB
Gronkowski had a great response to his 123-yard game against the Colts, but it was undoubtedly a “vintage” performance for the monster tight end. Looking healthy since his return, Gronk will be a high-end TE1 option the rest of the way.

 

FLEX: Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL

Patterson was questionable heading into Week 12 with an ankle injury, but that didn’t stop him from ripping Jacksonville’s defense for a career-best showing on the ground (16 carries, 108 yards, two touchdowns). Atlanta’s versatile weapon has 911 total yards and nine total touchdowns through ten games.

 

D/ST: Dolphins

Miami set the tone early with a blocked punt for a touchdown, and the Panthers never seemed to recover on the road as Cam Newton had perhaps the worst performance of his career (five-of-21 passing for 92 yards and two interceptions). The 25.0 fantasy points for the unit was one of the best numbers of the season.

 

K: Daniel Carlson, LV

Las Vegas had been sputtering as an offense/team with a three-game losing streak heading into Thanksgiving, but Carlson was a big reason for them being able to upset Dallas by going five-for-five on field goals—including a clutch, 56-yarder late in the fourth quarter and then the overtime winner.

 

Surprise of the Week: Dolphins offense

In general, the Dolphins destroyed Carolina on Sunday, and aside from the aforementioned Waddle (24.2 fantasy points), they also had a big day from Myles Gaskin (18.2) thanks to a couple of scores. At 4-7, the team is right in the playoff race with a couple of very winnable games up next on the schedule (v NYG, v NYJ).

 

Disappointment of the Week: Stars fall short

November has been a month of chaos in terms of fantasy disappointments, and that concluded on Sunday with Tom Brady (11.24 fantasy points), Jalen Hurts (6.86), Lamar Jackson (9.4), Christian McCaffrey (3.5), Nick Chubb (4.9), Najee Harris (5.2), D’Andre Swift (2.4), Chris Godwin (2.7), Mike Evans (3.1), Darren Waller (4.3), and George Kittle (1.8) among the stars who fell short of expectations.

 

Rookie of the Week: Elijah Mitchell

Mitchell gets the nod over Jaylen Waddle despite not appearing on the Team of the Week, but it’s deserved after he turned a whopping 32 touches into 168 total yards and a score in his first game back from finger surgery. San Francisco’s workhorse runner has handled 27 carries in back-to-back games, and he’ll continued to be featured for as long as he’s healthy.

 

Week 12 MVP: Leonard Fournette

It wasn’t to the level of Jonathan Taylor in Week 11, but Fournette single-handedly won plenty of matchups with 40.6 fantasy points against the Colts, and his increased involvement as a pass-catcher notably continued by garnering eight targets—giving him 21 receptions on 23 targets across three games this month. The performance came at the perfect time with Ronald Jones II (who also scored on Sunday) starting to emerge some.

2021 NFL Week 12 Daily Fantasy Recommended Lineup Advice

2021 NFL Week 12 Daily Fantasy Recommended Lineup Advice

The Week 12 daily fantasy recommended lineup includes an all-time stack that’s put up huge numbers over the years. All prices are for FanDuel.

 

QB: Tom Brady @ IND ($8,200)

Tom Brady has been better at home than on the road this season, but the Colts have been rolling as of late and present a big-game opportunity that TB12 and Tampa should be up for. Look for Brady to come out firing to potentially put an end to Indy’s impressive midseason run.

 

RB: Najee Harris @ CIN ($8,800)

In the first matchup with the Bengals earlier this season, Najee Harris racked up 14 receptions for 102 yards in a Steelers’ loss. Pittsburgh is in a much better place now offensively, so don’t expect a repeat of that type of receiving performance; but 25+ touches could again be headed the rookie runner’s way on Sunday.

 

RB: Joe Mixon vs. PIT ($8,000)

On the other side of the matchup, Joe Mixon has been running the ball extremely well as of late. The ground game has really been what’s driven the Bengals offense this season when they’ve been at their best, so look for Zac Taylor to ride his star running back in a key divisional matchup.

 

WR: Mike Williams @ DEN ($6,600)

Mike Williams caught his fifth go-ahead fourth-quarter touchdown last week, finishing the game fast and then ending it hot. The Chargers should keep the big receiver more involved throughout the entire game this weekend versus the Broncos.

 

WR: Elijah Moore @ HOU ($6,400)

Elijah Moore went off again in Week 11, and the rookie receiver keeps lighting it up with the increased role in recent weeks. The second-rounder has a shot to keep it going in a good matchup against the Texans this week.

 

WR: Marquez Valdes-Scantling vs. LAR ($5,600)

The deep targets for Marquez Valdes-Scantling were very encouraging last week, and it paid off with a late 75-yard touchdown. With Davante Adams getting the focus of the Rams defense, more deep targets should be in store for MVS. He’s a low-cost option with great upside.

 

TE: Rob Gronkowski @ IND ($6,500)

He’s on a different team in a different conference, but Rob Gronkowski has 26 receptions for 422 yards and six touchdowns in six career games versus the Colts. Gronk looked excellent in his return to the lineup last week, and he obviously possesses multi-touchdown upside in Week 12. The All-Pro tight end is a strong stack option with his quarterback.

 

FLEX: Miles Sanders @ NYG ($6,100)

Jordan Howard (knee) won’t play this week, so Miles Sanders has some sneaky workhorse upside. With the way the Eagles offensive line has been playing, a crease or two along with the goal-line touches could lead to a huge day on the ground for Sanders.

 

D/ST: Packers vs. LAR ($3,700)

There are a few value defenses this week, but the Packers are a nice contrarian play that not many people will be targeting. The Rams present a challenge, but Green Bay is due for a bounce back defensively, and Lambeau Field is not an easy place to play.

 

Remaining salary: $100

 

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Other recommended Week 12 options

 

QB: Jalen Hurts @ NYG ($8,400)

RB: Christian McCaffrey @ MIA ($9,700)

RB: AJ Dillon vs. LAR ($6,900)

WR: Chris Godwin @ IND ($7,600)

WR: Diontae Johnson @ CIN ($7,100)

TE: Noah Fant vs. LAC ($5,900)

Week 12 Fantasy: “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down”

Week 12 Fantasy: “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down”

For this week’s article, all players are listed without a written explanation, but you can hear my reasoning on Episode 12 of The Fantasy Consigliere Podcast where I hit on all the “Thumbs Up” options (“Thumbs Down” options aren’t explained in the podcast, but I’ve listed them too). You can also listen for a few trade targets in redraft leagues, and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have via Fantasy Consigliere, or you can check out our full Week 12 rankings.

 

Quarterback

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Russell Wilson (@ WAS)

 

Thumbs Up: Carson Wentz (v TB)

 

Thumbs Up: Matt Ryan (@ JAX)

 

Thumbs Up: Zach Wilson (@ HOU)

 

Thumbs Down of the Week:  Ryan Tannehill (@ NE)

 

Thumbs Down: Tua Tagovailoa (v CAR)

 

Thumbs Down: Daniel Jones (v PHI)

 

Thumbs Down: Teddy Bridgewater (v LAC)

 

Running Back

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Tony Pollard (v LV)

 

Thumbs Up: Javonte Williams (v LAC)

 

Thumbs Up: Jeff Wilson Jr. (v MIN)

 

Thumbs Up: Tevin Coleman (@ HOU)

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Myles Gaskin (v CAR)

 

Thumbs Down: Mark Ingram (v BUF)

 

Thumbs Down: Leonard Fournette (@ IND)

 

Thumbs Down: Titans RBs (@ NE)

 

Wide Receiver

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Michael Gallup (v LV)

 

Thumbs Up: Darnell Mooney (@ DET)

 

Thumbs Up: Elijah Moore (@ HOU)

 

Thumbs Up: Mike Williams (@ DEN)

 

Others: Van Jefferson (@ GB), Kadarius Toney (v PHI)

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Kenny Golladay (v PHI)

 

Thumbs Down: Marvin Jones (v ATL)

 

Thumbs Down: Jerry Jeudy (v LAC)

 

Thumbs Down: D.J. Moore (@ MIA)

 

Others: Saints WRs (v BUF)

 

Tight End

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Noah Fant (v LAC)

 

Thumbs Up: Logan Thomas (v SEA)

 

Thumbs Up: Dan Arnold (v ATL)

 

Thumbs Up: David Njoku (@ BAL)

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Tyler Conklin (@ SF)

 

Thumbs Down: Juwan Johnson (v BUF)

 

Thumbs Down: C.J. Uzomah (v PIT)

Week 12 Fantasy: Rest-Of-Season Rankings

Week 12 Fantasy: Rest-Of-Season Rankings

The rest-of-season rankings are exclusive to Fantasy Consigliere subscribers, and they will be updated every week throughout the 2021 season.

 

Quarterback

1. Tom Brady, TB

2. Josh Allen, BUF

3. Jalen Hurts, PHI

4. Lamar Jackson, BAL

5. Patrick Mahomes, KC

6. Justin Herbert, LAC

7. Dak Prescott, DAL

8. Russell Wilson, SEA

9. Kyler Murray, ARI

10. Aaron Rodgers, GB

11. Cam Newton, CAR

12. Matthew Stafford, LAR

13. Ryan Tannehill, TEN

14. Joe Burrow, CIN

15. Kirk Cousins, MIN

16. Taysom Hill, NO

17. Derek Carr, LV

18. Daniel Jones, NYG

19. Carson Wentz, IND

20. Mac Jones, NE

21. Matt Ryan, ATL

22. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA

23. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF

24. Tyrod Taylor, HOU

25. Teddy Bridgewater, DEN

26. Justin Fields, CHI

27. Taylor Heinicke, WAS

28. Trevor Lawrence, JAX

29. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

30. Baker Mayfield, CLE

31. Jared Goff, DET

32. Zach Wilson, NYJ

33. Trevor Siemian, NO

34. Andy Dalton, CHI

35. Marcus Mariota, LV

36. Trey Lance, SF

37. Mike White, NYJ

38. Mason Rudolph, PIT

39. Davis Mills, HOU

40. Sam Darnold, CAR

 

Running back

1. Jonathan Taylor, IND

2. Christian McCaffrey, CAR

3. Nick Chubb, CLE

4. Najee Harris, PIT

5. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL

6. Joe Mixon, CIN

7. Dalvin Cook, MIN

8. Austin Ekeler, LAC

9. Alvin Kamara, NO

10. D’Andre Swift, DET

11. Saquon Barkley, NYG

12. James Robinson, JAX

13. David Montgomery, CHI

14. Darrell Henderson, LAR

15. Aaron Jones, GB

16. Antonio Gibson, WAS

17. Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL

18. Josh Jacobs, LV

19. Elijah Mitchell, SF

20. A.J. Dillon, GB

21. Damien Harris, NE

22. James Conner, ARI

23. Leonard Fournette, TB

24. Javonte Williams, DEN

25. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC

26. Melvin Gordon, DEN

27. Kareem Hunt, CLE

28. Miles Sanders, PHI

29. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE

30. Tony Pollard, DAL

31. Myles Gaskin, MIA

32. Chase Edmonds, ARI

33. Alex Collins, SEA

34. Darrel Williams, KC

35. Latavius Murray, BAL

36. Jamaal Williams, DET

37. Mark Ingram, NO

38. Jeff Wilson, SF

39. Michael Carter, NYJ

40. Devonta Freeman, BAL

41. Ronald Jones II, TB

42. Devin Singletary, BUF

43. Sony Michel, LAR

44. Zack Moss, BUF

45. Jordan Howard, PHI

46. D’Onta Foreman, TEN

47. J.D. McKissic, WAS

48. Kenyan Drake, LV

49. Mike Davis, ATL

50. Khalil Herbert, CHI

51. Nyheim Hines, IND

52. Alexander Mattison, MIN

53. Giovani Bernard, TB

54. Brandon Bolden, NE

55. Derrick Henry, TEN

56. Trey Sermon, SF

57. Tevin Coleman, NYJ

58. Chuba Hubbard, CAR

59. Boston Scott, PHI

60. Ty Johnson, NYJ

61. David Johnson, HOU

62. DeeJay Dallas, SEA

63. Samaje Perine, CIN

64. Jeremy McNichols, TEN

65. Rashaad Penny, SEA

66. D’Ernest Johnson, CLE

67. Dontrell Hillard, TEN

68. Kenneth Gainwell, PHI

69. Devontae Booker, NYG

70. Damien Williams, CHI

71. Salvon Ahmed, MIA

72. Demetric Felton, CLE

73. Ty’Son Williams, BAL

74. Marlon Mack, IND

75. Matt Breida, BUF

76. Justin Jackson, LAC

77. Joshua Kelley, LAC

78. Larry Rountree III, LAC

79. Phillip Lindsay, FA

80. Qadree Ollison, ATL

81. Carlos Hyde, JAX

82. Anthony McFarland, PIT

83. Malcolm Brown, MIA

84. Adrian Peterson, FA

85. JaMycal Hasty, SF

86. Ty Montgomery, NO

87. Tony Jones Jr., NO

88. J.J. Taylor, NE

89. Jermar Jefferson, DET

90. Kalen Ballage, PIT

91. Jerick McKinnon, KC

92. Benny Snell, PIT

93. Le’Veon Bell, FA

94. Derrick Gore, KC

95. Mike Boone, DEN

96. Chris Evans, CIN

97. Peyton Barber, LV

98. Royce Freeman, HOU

99. Godwin Ikwebuike, DET

100. Tarik Cohen, CHI

 

Wide receiver

1. Davante Adams, GB

2. Cooper Kupp, LAR

3. Stefon Diggs, BUF

4. Tyreek Hill, KC

5. Chris Godwin, TB

6. A.J. Brown, TEN

7. D.K. Metcalf, SEA

8. CeeDee Lamb, DAL

9. Justin Jefferson, MIN

10. Deebo Samuel, SF

11. Mike Williams, LAC

12. Ja’Marr Chase, CIN

13. Terry McLaurin, WAS

14. Mike Evans, TB

15. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI

16. Diontae Johnson, PIT

17. Keenan Allen, LAC

18. Amari Cooper, DAL

19. Marquise Brown, BAL

20. Tee Higgins, CIN

21. Antonio Brown, TB

22. DeVonta Smith, PHI

23. Adam Thielen, MIN

24. Tyler Lockett, SEA

25. D.J. Moore, CAR

26. Michael Pittman Jr., IND

27. Jaylen Waddle, MIA

28. Darnell Mooney, CHI

29. Brandon Aiyuk, SF

30. Elijah Moore, NYJ

31. Brandin Cooks, HOU

32. Odell Beckham Jr., LAR

33. Kenny Golladay, NYG

34. Jerry Jeudy, DEN

35. Emmanuel Sanders, BUF

36. Chase Claypool, PIT

37. Van Jefferson, LAR

38. Julio Jones, TEN

39. Michael Gallup, DAL

40. Courtland Sutton, DEN

41. Bryan Edwards, LV

42. Marvin Jones, JAX

43. Allen Robinson, CHI

44. Tyler Boyd, CIN

45. Corey Davis, NYJ

46. Kadarius Toney, NYG

47. DeVante Parker, MIA

48. Christian Kirk, ARI

49. Calvin Ridley, ATL

50. Marquez Callaway, NO

51. Rashod Bateman, BAL

52. Hunter Renfrow, LV

53. T.Y. Hilton, IND

54. Nelson Agholor, NE

55. Jakobi Meyers, NE

56. Rondale Moore, ARI

57. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX

58. Cole Beasley, BUF

59. Jarvis Landry, CLE

60. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE

61. A.J. Green, ARI

62. Sammy Watkins, BAL

63. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB

64. Tre’Quan Smith, NO

65. Russell Gage, ATL

66. Mecole Hardman, KC

67. Sterling Shepard, NYG

68. Robby Anderson, CAR

69. Kendrick Bourne, NE

70. Tim Patrick, DEN

71. Will Fuller, MIA

72. Curtis Samuel, WAS

73. Jamison Crowder, NYJ

74. DeSean Jackson, LV

75. Darius Slayton, NYG

76. James Washington, PIT

77. Randall Cobb, GB

78. Josh Gordon, KC

79. Gabriel Davis, BUF

80. Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET

81. Zach Pascal, IND

82. Deonte Harris, NO

83. Byron Pringle, KC

84. Kalif Raymond, DET

85. Allen Lazard, GB

86. K.J. Osborn, MIN

87. Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL

88. Jalen Reagor, PHI

89. Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR

90. Demarcus Robinson, KC

91. Zay Jones, LV

92. Tyler Johnson, TB

93. Marquise Goodwin, CHI

94. Dyami Brown, WAS

95. Scotty Miller, TB

96. Rashard Higgins, CLE

97. Nico Collins, HOU

98. Quez Watkins, PHI

99. Albert Wilson, MIA

100. Josh Reynolds, DET

101. Cedrick Wilson, DAL

102. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, TEN

103. Golden Tate, TEN

104. DeAndre Carter, WAS

105. Denzel Mims, NYJ

106. N’Keal Harry, NE

107. Adam Humphries, WAS

108. Keelan Cole, NYJ

109. Josh Palmer, LAC

110. Ray-Ray McCloud, PIT

111. John Brown, JAX

112. Anthony Schwartz, CLE

113. Dee Eskridge, SEA

114. Kenny Stills, NO

115. Isaiah McKenzie, BUF

116. Marcus Johnson, TEN

117. Tavon Austin, JAX

118. Tyron Johnson, LV

119. Chester Rogers, TEN

120. Trent Sherfield, SF

121. Chris Conley, HOU

122. Jalen Guyton, LAC

123. Devin Duvernay, BAL

124. Tajae Sharpe, ATL

125. Preston Williams, MIA

126. Danny Amendola, HOU

127. John Ross, NYG

128. Freddie Swain, SEA

129. Mohamed Sanu, SF

130. Jauan Jennings, SF

131. Breshad Perriman, TB

132. Equanimeous St. Brown, GB

133. Amari Rodgers, GB

134. James Proche, BAL

135. Jaelon Darden, TB

136. Damiere Byrd, CHI

137. Lil’Jordan Humphrey, NO

138. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, MIN

139. Anthony Miller, PIT

140. Dede Westbrook, MIN

141. Auden Tate, CIN

142. Cam Sims, WAS

143. Miles Boykin, BAL

144. Jakeem Grant, CHI

145. Greg Ward, PHI

146. Dax Milne, WAS

147. Kendall Hinton, DEN

148. Chris Moore, HOU

149. Trinity Benson, DET

150. Mack Hollins, MIA

 

Tight end

1. Travis Kelce, KC

2. George Kittle, SF

3. Darren Waller, LV

4. Rob Gronkowski, TB

5. Mike Gesicki, MIA

6. Mark Andrews, BAL

7. Kyle Pitts, ATL

8. Dallas Goedert, PHI

9. T.J. Hockenson, DET

10. Hunter Henry, NE

11. Noah Fant, DEN

12. Logan Thomas, WAS

13. Zach Ertz, ARI

14. Pat Freiermuth, PIT

15. Dan Arnold, JAX

16. Dawson Knox, BUF

17. Tyler Higbee, LAR

18. Dalton Schultz, DAL

19. Gerald Everett, SEA

20. Cole Kmet, CHI

21. Evan Engram, NYG

22. Jonnu Smith, NE

23. C.J. Uzomah, CIN

24. Jared Cook, LAC

25. David Njoku, CLE

26. Mo Alie-Cox, IND

27. Austin Hooper, CLE

28. Tyler Conklin, MIN

29. Anthony Firkser, TEN

30. Juwan Johnson, NO

31. Donald Parham Jr., LAC

32. Cameron Brate, TB

33. O.J. Howard, TB

34. Jack Doyle, IND

35. Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN

36. Blake Jarwin, DAL

37. Foster Moreau, LV

38. Jordan Akins, HOU

39. Kyle Rudolph, NYG

40. Chris Herndon, MIN

41. Hayden Hurst, ATL

42. Brevin Jordan, HOU

43. MyCole Pruitt, TEN

44. Marcedes Lewis, GB

45. Will Dissly, SEA

46. Tommy Tremble, CAR

47. Adam Trautman, NO

48. Josiah Deguara, GB

49. Geoff Swaim, TEN

50. Eric Ebron, PIT

51. Jimmy Graham, CHI

52. Ricky Seals-Jones, WAS

53. Harrison Bryant, CLE

54. Ryan Griffin, NYJ

55. Tyree Jackson, PHI

56. Colby Parkinson, SEA

57. Pharaoh Brown, HOU

58. Kylen Granson, IND

59. Tyler Kroft, NYJ

60. Noah Gray, KC

61. James O’Shaughnessy, JAX

62. Ian Thomas, CAR

63. John Bates, WAS

64. Demetrius Harris, ARI

65. Luke Farrell, JAX

Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings 2021

Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings 2021

The rankings are based on 0.5 PPR leagues, but feel free to reach out with any questions via Fantasy Consigliere. Also, you can subscribe to The Fantasy Consigliere Podcast for some added insights on why players are ranked where they are when Episode 12 is released.

 

Quarterback

1. Lamar Jackson (v CLE)
2. Josh Allen (@ NO)
3. Tom Brady (@ IND)
4. Jalen Hurts (@ NYG)
5. Justin Herbert (@ DEN)
6. Dak Prescott (v LV)
7. Russell Wilson (@ WAS)
8. Aaron Rodgers (v LAR)
9. Cam Newton (@ MIA)
10. Matthew Stafford (@ GB)
11. Kirk Cousins (@ SF)
12. Derek Carr (@ DAL)
13. Carson Wentz (v TB)
14. Joe Burrow (v PIT)
15. Matt Ryan (@ JAX)
16. Tyrod Taylor (v NYJ)
17. Jimmy Garoppolo (v MIN)
18. Taylor Heinicke (v SEA)
19. Tua Tagovailoa (v CAR)
20. Daniel Jones (v PHI)
21. Mac Jones (v TEN)
22. Andy Dalton (@ DET)
23. Zach Wilson (@ HOU)
24. Ben Roethlisberger (@ CIN)
25. Trevor Lawrence (v ATL)
26. Ryan Tannehill (@ NE)
27. Teddy Bridgewater (v LAC)
28. Jared Goff (v CHI)
29. Baker Mayfield (@ BAL)
30. Trevor Siemian (v BUF)
31. Taysom Hill (v BUF)
32. Trey Lance (v MIN)

 

Running back

1. Christian McCaffrey (@ MIA)
2. Jonathan Taylor (v TB)
3. Dalvin Cook (@ SF)
4. Nick Chubb (@ BAL)
5. Austin Ekeler (@ DEN)
6. Najee Harris (@ CIN)
7. Ezekiel Elliott (v LV)
8. Joe Mixon (v PIT)
9. D’Andre Swift (v CHI)
10. David Montgomery (@ DET)
11. Darrell Henderson (@ GB)
12. AJ Dillon (v LAR)
13. Saquon Barkley (v PHI)
14. James Robinson (v ATL)
15. Antonio Gibson (v SEA)
16. Miles Sanders (@ NYG)
17. Josh Jacobs (@ DAL)
18. Cordarrelle Patterson (@ JAX)
19. Javonte Williams (v LAC)
20. Elijah Mitchell (v MIN)
21. Leonard Fournette (@ IND)
22. Tony Pollard (v LV)
23. Melvin Gordon (v LAC)
24. Damien Harris (v TEN)
25. Rhamondre Stevenson (v TEN)
26. Kareem Hunt (@ BAL)
27. Devonta Freeman (v CLE)
28. Myles Gaskin (v CAR)
29. Tevin Coleman (@ HOU)
30. Alex Collins (@ WAS)
31. J.D. McKissic (v SEA)
32. Latavius Murray (v CLE)
33. Jeff Wilson Jr. (v MIN)
34. DeeJay Dallas (@ WAS)
35. Tony Jones Jr. (v BUF)
36. Jamaal Williams (v CHI)
37. Boston Scott (@ NYG)
38. Aaron Jones (v LAR)
39. Dontrell Hilliard (@ NE)
40. Sony Michel (@ GB)
41. Devin Singletary (@ NO)
42. David Johnson (v NYJ)
43. Ty Johnson (@ HOU)
44. Kenyan Drake (@ DAL)
45. D’Onta Foreman (@ NE)
46. Nyheim Hines (v TB)
47. Matt Breida (@ NO)
48. Ronald Jones II (@ IND)
49. Mike Davis (@ JAX)
50. Giovani Bernard (@ IND)
51. Rex Burkhead (v NYJ)
52. Ty Montgomery (v BUF)
53. Khalil Herbert (@ DET)
54. Brandon Bolden (v TEN)
55. Alexander Mattison (@ SF)
56. Qadree Ollison (@ JAX)
57. Devontae Booker (v PHI)
58. Samaje Perine (v PIT)
59. Larry Rountree III (@ DEN)
60. Salvon Ahmed (v CAR)
61. Ameer Abdullah (@ MIA)
62. Trey Sermon (v MIN)
63. Kenneth Gainwell (@ NYG)
64. Chuba Hubbard (@ MIA)
65. D’Ernest Johnson (@ BAL)
66. Jaret Patterson (v SEA)
67. Justin Jackson (@ DEN)
68. Chris Evans (v PIT)
69. Phillip Lindsay (v CAR)
70. Jermar Jefferson (v CHI)
71. Carlos Hyde (v ATL)
72. Kalen Ballage (@ CIN)
73. Demetric Felton (@ BAL)
74. Duke Johnson (v CAR)
75. Patrick Taylor Jr. (v LAR)

 

Wide receiver

1. Cooper Kupp (@ GB)
2. Davante Adams (v LAR)
3. Stefon Diggs (@ NO)
4. Deebo Samuel (v MIN)
5. Justin Jefferson (@ SF)
6. Chris Godwin (@ IND)
7. D.K. Metcalf (@ WAS)
8. Ja’Marr Chase (v PIT)
9. Tyler Lockett (@ WAS)
10. Terry McLaurin (v SEA)
11. Mike Evans (@ IND)
12. Mike Williams (@ DEN)
13. Diontae Johnson (@ CIN)
14. Keenan Allen (@ DEN)
15. Michael Gallup (v LV)
16. Marquise Brown (v CLE)
17. Adam Thielen (@ SF)
18. Michael Pittman Jr. (v TB)
19. Elijah Moore (@ HOU)
20. Tee Higgins (v PIT)
21. Darnell Mooney (@ DET)
22. Brandin Cooks (v NYJ)
23. Kenny Golladay (v PHI)
24. Jaylen Waddle (v CAR)
25. DeVonta Smith (@ NYG)
26. D.J. Moore (@ MIA)
27. Brandon Aiyuk (v MIN)
28. Chase Claypool (@ CIN)
29. Emmanuel Sanders (@ NO)
30. Hunter Renfrow (@ DAL)
31. Van Jefferson (@ GB)
32. Courtland Sutton (v LAC)
33. Jerry Jeudy (v LAC)
34. Jarvis Landry (@ BAL)
35. Rashod Bateman (v CLE)
36. Odell Beckham Jr. (@ GB)
37. Marvin Jones (v ATL)
38. Cedrick Wilson Jr. (v LV)
39. Laviska Shenault Jr. (v ATL)
40. Jakobi Meyers (v TEN)
41. Tyler Boyd (v PIT)
42. T.Y. Hilton (v TB)
43. Russell Gage (@ JAX)
44. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (v LAR)
45. Kendrick Bourne (v TEN)
46. Jamison Crowder (@ HOU)
47. Nelson Agholor (v TEN)
48. Bryan Edwards (@ DAL)
49. Tim Patrick (v LAC)
50. Cole Beasley (@ NO)
51. Marquise Goodwin (@ DET)
52. Darius Slayton (v PHI)
53. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (@ NE)
54. Olamide Zaccheaus (@ JAX)
55. Tre’Quan Smith (v BUF)
56. Josh Reynolds (v CHI)
57. Robby Anderson (@ MIA)
58. Marquez Callaway (v BUF)
59. Donovan Peoples-Jones (@ BAL)
60. Sammy Watkins (v CLE)
61. Gabriel Davis (@ NO)
62. Nico Collins (v NYJ)
63. Amon-Ra St. Brown (v CHI)
64. James Washington (@ CIN)
65. Curtis Samuel (v SEA)
66. Keelan Cole (@ HOU)
67. K.J. Osborn (@ SF)
68. Deonte Harris (v BUF)
69. Albert Wilson (v CAR)
70. Randall Cobb (v LAR)
71. Devin Duvernay (v CLE)
72. Tyler Johnson (@ IND)
73. Quez Watkins (@ NYG)
74. Zach Pascal (v TB)
75. Dez Fitzpatrick (@ NE)
76. Kalif Raymond (v CHI)
77. Noah Brown (v LV)
78. Chester Rogers (@ NE)
79. DeSean Jackson (@ DAL)
80. Denzel Mims (@ HOU)
81. Tajae Sharpe (@ JAX)
82. Allen Lazard (v LAR)
83. Rashard Higgins (@ BAL)
84. Ray-Ray McCloud (@ CIN)
85. Zay Jones (@ DAL)
86. John Ross (v PHI)
87. Jalen Reagor (@ NYG)
88. Chris Conley (v NYJ)
89. DeAndre Carter (v SEA)
90. Preston Williams (v CAR)
91. Scotty Miller (@ IND)
92. Freddie Swain (@ WAS)
93. Malik Turner (v LV)
94. Josh Palmer (@ DEN)
95. Jalen Guyton (@ DEN)
96. Danny Amendola (v NYJ)
97. Cody Hollister (@ NE)
98. Collin Johnson (v PHI)
99. Dyami Brown (v SEA)
100. Damiere Byrd (@ DET)

 

Tight end

1. Darren Waller (@ DAL)
2. George Kittle (v MIN)
3. Kyle Pitts (@ JAX)
4. Rob Gronkowski (@ IND)
5. Dallas Goedert (@ NYG)
6. Mark Andrews (v CLE)
7. Mike Gesicki (v CAR)
8. T.J. Hockenson (v CHI)
9. Dalton Schultz (v LV)
10. Noah Fant (v LAC)
11. Hunter Henry (v TEN)
12. Pat Freiermuth (@ CIN)
13. Dan Arnold (v ATL)
14. Logan Thomas (v SEA)
15. Dawson Knox (@ NO)
16. Tyler Higbee (@ GB)
17. Gerald Everett (@ WAS)
18. Evan Engram (v PHI)
19. Jared Cook (@ DEN)
20. Austin Hooper (@ BAL)
21. Cole Kmet (@ DET)
22. Jonnu Smith (v TEN)
23. David Njoku (@ BAL)
24. Tyler Conklin (@ SF)
25. C.J. Uzomah (v PIT)
26. Mo Alie-Cox (v TB)
27. Ryan Griffin (@ HOU)
28. Anthony Firkser (@ NE)
29. Donald Parham Jr. (@ DEN)
30. Jack Doyle (v TB)
31. Albert Okwuegbunam (v LAC)
32. Cameron Brate (@ IND)
33. Brevin Jordan (v NYJ)
34. Juwan Johnson (v BUF)
35. MyCole Pruitt (@ NE)
36. O.J. Howard (@ IND)
37. Josiah Deguara (v LAR)
38. Harrison Bryant (@ BAL)
39. Geoff Swaim (@ NE)
40. Foster Moreau (@ DAL)

 

Defense/ST

1. Buffalo Bills (@ NO)
2. New England Patriots (v TEN)
3. Chicago Bears (@ DET)
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ IND)
5. Carolina Panthers (@ MIA)
6. Philadelphia Eagles (@ NYG)
7. Dallas Cowboys (v LV)
8. Miami Dolphins (v CAR)
9. Pittsburgh Steelers (@ CIN)
10. Tennessee Titans (@ NE)
11. Los Angeles Chargers (@ DEN)
12. Minnesota Vikings (@ SF)
13. Baltimore Ravens (v CLE)
14. Houston Texans (v NYJ)
15. Jacksonville Jaguars (v ATL)
16. Green Bay Packers (v LAR)
17. Detroit Lions (v CHI)
18. Cleveland Browns (@ BAL)
19. San Francisco 49ers (v MIN)
20. Cincinnati Bengals (v PIT)
21. Seattle Seahawks (@ WAS)
22. Indianapolis Colts (v TB)
23. Denver Broncos (v LAC)
24. Los Angeles Rams (@ GB)
25. New York Jets (@ HOU)

 

Kicker

1. Justin Tucker (v CLE)
2. Nick Folk (v TEN)
3. Tyler Bass (@ NO)
4. Younghoe Koo (@ JAX)
5. Evan McPherson (v PIT)
6. Chris Boswell (@ CIN)
7. Jake Elliott (@ NYG)
8. Greg Joseph (@ SF)
9. Matt Gay (@ GB)
10. Daniel Carlson (@ DAL)
11. Greg Zuerlein (v LV)
12. Zane Gonzalez (@ MIA)
13. Robbie Gould (v MIN)
14. Ryan Succop (@ IND)
15. Mason Crosby (v LAR)
16. Randy Bullock (@ NE)
17. Dustin Hopkins (@ DEN)
18. Joey Slye (v SEA)
19. Brandon McManus (v LAC)
20. Graham Gano (v PHI)
21. Michael Badgley (v TB)
22. Jason Sanders (v CAR)
23. Cairo Santos (@ DET)
24. Chase McLaughlin (@ BAL)
25. Jason Myers (@ WAS)

The (Waiver) Wire: Week 12, 2021

The (Waiver) Wire: Week 12, 2021

The waiver wire rankings may vary depending on your scoring settings and overall league/roster construction, so feel free to reach out with any questions. [Update: Adrian Peterson moved down after being waived by the Titans; Note: all players are rostered in less than 60% of ESPN leagues]

 

Overall Rankings

 

1. Tony Pollard, DAL RB

We think Pollard—who had seven carries for 50 yards and caught both targets for 20 yards—didn’t see close to enough work in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, but he again made the most of his opportunities. With Amari Cooper (COVID-19) out and CeeDee Lamb (concussion) looking doubtful for Thanksgiving, Pollard will be the No. 2 or No. 3 option on offense.

 

2. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE RB

The upcoming schedule for New England—with games against the Titans, Bills, and Colts over the next four weeks with a bye mixed in—is a slight worry for Stevenson, but the rookie runner appears to be in close to a 50-50 split with Damien Harris. The standalone FLEX value and RB1 upside as a handcuff makes him a must-own.

 

3. Cam Newton, CAR QB

The top five in the rankings can be changed up depending on what you need on your roster, and anyone that wants a QB1 down the stretch and into the playoffs should look to Newton. Anyone with Jalen Hurts in particular should stash Newton as a bye-week fill-in for Week 14 when the Panthers take on the Falcons.

 

4. Elijah Moore, NYJ WR

Since a breakout game on Halloween, Moore has caught 24-of-31 targets for 336 yards and four touchdowns while averaging a robust 10.9 yards per target. He can continue to be a difference-maker no matter who is under center for New York.

 

5. Darnell Mooney, CHI WR

It only resulted in five receptions, but Mooney saw a whopping 16 targets with Allen Robinson (hamstring) out of the lineup in Week 11, and a 60-yard touchdown helped him finish with 121 yards. Hopefully the Bears keep him involved for a Thanksgiving matchup versus a Detroit defense he caught five-of-seven targets for 125 yards against in Week 4.

 

6. Van Jefferson, LAR WR

Jefferson has seen at least six targets in each of the past four games, and he should be a solid FLEX coming out of the bye week. It might be wise for Los Angeles to play through the second-year wideout more to get the offense back on track.

 

7. Zach Ertz, ARI TE

A quiet stretch for Ertz had him dropped in some leagues, but the two-touchdown performance on Sunday certainly proved that would have been a mistake. Ertz should continue to see favorable coverage between the numbers in a deep Arizona offense.

 

8. Logan Thomas, WAS TE

Thomas (hamstring) is said to be set for a return on Monday night, and he’s an overlooked TE1 option for anyone in need of help at the position. The veteran had two scores in three games to open the 2021 season.

 

9. Hunter Henry, NE TE

The Patriots only had one offensive touchdown last week despite another strong showing from the group, so hopefully the touchdowns start pouring in again for Henry after he had seven scores in the previous seven games. Opponents can’t give too much attention to Henry considering all the weapons for Mac Jones.

 

10. Taysom Hill, NO QB

New Orleans has lost three games in a row since knocking off the Buccaneers, and another loss on Thanksgiving night (against the Bills) could lead to Hill taking over as the starter. If so, he’ll have three plus matchups before Christmas (v DAL, @ NYJ, @ TB).

 

Quarterback

1. Cam Newton, CAR

2. Taysom Hill, NO

3. Daniel Jones, NYG

4. Carson Wentz, IND

5. Mac Jones, NE

6. Matt Ryan, ATL

7. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA

8. Taylor Heinicke, WAS

9. Tyrod Taylor, HOU

10. Trevor Lawrence, JAX

 

Running back

1. Tony Pollard, DAL

2. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE

3. Jeff Wilson Jr., SF

4. Jamaal Williams, DET

5. Jordan Howard, PHI

6. Sony Michel, LAR

7. Alex Collins, SEA

8. Devin Singletary, BUF

9. Latavius Murray, BAL

10. Devonta Freeman, BAL

11. Ronald Jones II, TB

12.  J.D. McKissic, WAS

13. Khalil Herbert, CHI

14. Nyheim Hines, IND

15. Trey Sermon, SF

16. Rashaad Penny, SEA

17. DeeJay Dallas, SEA

18. Ty Johnson, NYJ

19. Tevin Coleman, NYJ

20. D’Onta Foreman, TEN

21. David Johnson, HOU

22. Alexander Mattison, MIN

23. Adrian Peterson, FA

24. Giovani Bernard, TB

25. Matt Breida, BUF

26. Chuba Hubbard, CAR

27. Eno Benjamin, ARI

28. Samaje Perine, CIN

29. Boston Scott, PHI

30. Devontae Booker, NYG

 

Wide receiver

1. Elijah Moore, NYJ

2. Darnell Mooney, CHI

3. Van Jefferson, LAR

4. Kadarius Toney, NYG

5. DeVante Parker, MIA

6. Rashod Bateman, BAL

7. Bryan Edwards, LV

8. Marquez Callaway, NO

9. A.J. Green, ARI

10. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB

11. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX

12. Sterling Shepard, NYG

13. Rondale Moore, ARI

14. T.Y. Hilton, IND

15. Nelson Agholor, NE

16. Sammy Watkins, BAL

17. Kendrick Bourne, NE

18. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE

19. Tre’Quan Smith, NO

20. Mecole Hardman, KC

21. Robby Anderson, CAR

22. Will Fuller, MIA

23. Russell Gage, ATL

24. Byron Pringle, KC

25. Jamison Crowder, NYJ

26. Tim Patrick, DEN

27. Cedrick Wilson, DAL

28. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, TEN

29. Randall Cobb, GB

30. Curtis Samuel, WAS

 

Tight end

1. Zach Ertz, ARI

2. Logan Thomas, WAS

3. Hunter Henry, NE

4. Dan Arnold, JAX

5. Pat Freiermuth, PIT

6. Gerald Everett, SEA

7. Evan Engram, NYG

8. Tyler Conklin, MIN

9. Cole Kmet, CHI

10. C.J. Uzomah, CIN

11.  Jonnu Smith, NE

12. Austin Hooper, CLE

13. David Njoku, CLE

14. Anthony Firkser, TEN

15. Juwan Johnson, NO

Week 11 Fantasy Football Awards 2021

Week 11 Fantasy Football Awards 2021

Team of the Week

 

QB: Justin Herbert, LAC

Herbert was in a predictable blowup spot against a depleted Pittsburgh defense, and he didn’t disappoint by finishing as the overall QB1. In addition to his 382 yards and three scores (plus an interception) through the air, Herbert also rushed nine times for 90 yards.

 

RB: Jonathan Taylor, IND

Taylor finally saw a breakthrough in usage last week with 27 touches (most of which came in the first half), but the Colts featured him all game against Buffalo—turning 35 touches into 204 total yards and five total touchdowns. Facing the NFL’s top-ranked defense made it by far the most impressive fantasy performance of 2021.

 

RB: Austin Ekeler, LAC
If not for Taylor putting up 50+ fantasy points, Ekeler would perhaps be getting more hype right now, but his four-touchdown night still single-handedly won weeks, and that likely includes some people that thought they were finished from facing Taylor earlier in the day. Ekeler rushed 11 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns with a 6/65/2 line through the air.

 

WR: Justin Jefferson, MIN

Green Bay had been excellent in coverage for the past several weeks, but Minnesota torched them, and Jefferson was a huge part of that with eight receptions, 169 yards, and two touchdowns. After averaging 87.5 receiving yards per game as a rookie, Jefferson is now up to 94.4 receiving yards per game in Year 2.

 

WR: Davante Adams, GB

Adams was on the other side of the Packers-Vikings shootout, and he again stung Mike Zimmer’s defense with seven receptions, 115 yards, and two touchdowns of his own. Dating back to last season, Adams has seven touchdowns over his past three games versus Minnesota.

 

TE: Zach Ertz, ARI

Ertz had mostly been quiet since his Arizona debut, but he went off with Colt McCoy under center on Sunday—catching eight-of-nine targets for 88 yards and two touchdowns. He’ll continue to see plenty of single coverage in Arizona’s spread-the-wealth offense.

 

FLEX: Elijah Moore, NYJ

Another quarterback change for the Jets combined with a difficult matchup against Miami wasn’t enough to end Moore’s hot streak—as he caught eight passes for 141 yards and a touchdown. The score was a 62-yard catch-and-run that tied up the game at 14-14 late in the third quarter before the Dolphins eventually pulled away.

 

D/ST: Patriots

The Patriots were already in good position to make Team of the Week based on their dominance when Matt Ryan was under center, but they capped off last Thursday night with a pick-six on Josh Rosen and then another interception versus Feleipe Franks to finish with 26.0 fantasy points.

 

K: Evan McPherson, CIN

Cincinnati’s offense stalling quite a few drives in Las Vegas territory allowed McPherson to take advantage—as he hit four-of-four field goals, including bombs from 54, 53, and 51 yards.

 

Surprise of the Week: Ben Roethlisberger

With no practice time, coming off COVID (with symptoms), and against a stout pass defense, Roethlisberger was great on Sunday night—throwing for 273 yards and three scores in a 41-37 defeat. Big Ben and the Steelers will now hope for revenge versus the Bengals in Week 12.

 

Disappointment of the Week: Cowboys offense

The shocking results around the league continued yesterday, and Dallas was probably the most disappointing with zero players finishing with double-digit fantasy points: Dak Prescott (2.64), Ezekiel Elliott (9.8), Tony Pollard (8.0), CeeDee Lamb (2.9), Michael Gallup (6.9), and Dalton Schultz (8.3). Now they could be without both Lamb (concussion) and Amari Cooper (COVID) for a quick turnaround to face the Raiders on Thanksgiving.

 

Rookie of the Week: Elijah Moore

Opportunity was the question mark for Moore as opposed to any concerns about talent, but he’s turned it on since being featured in Week 8—going for lines of 6/67, 7/84/2, 3/44/1, and 8/141/1 over his past four games. No matter who is under center next week against the Texans, Moore needs to be the offensive focal-point.

 

Week 11 MVP: Jonathan Taylor

Taylor had an historic outing with 51.9 fantasy points on Sunday, and he’s firmly established himself as arguably the top fantasy asset, running back, and offensive weapon in football. As long as Indy keeps feeding the second-year runner, he should be the 2021 Fantasy MVP in our end-of-season article.

2021 NFL Week 11 Daily Fantasy Recommended Lineup Advice

2021 NFL Week 11 Daily Fantasy Recommended Lineup Advice

The recommended Week 11 NFL daily fantasy lineup spends big on the pass-catchers while targeting undervalued running backs. All prices are for FanDuel.

 

QB: Cam Newton vs. WAS (7,500)

Cam Newton promptly scored twice (once rushing, once passing) in his return to the Panthers last week, and now he’s set to start and play at least close to a full complement of snaps. It’s Newton’s first game back playing in Carolina, and he gets a great matchup against Washington. Perhaps Washington will fly around and try to ruin the homecoming for Newton, but the former MVP obviously has a very high ceiling.

 

RB: A.J. Dillon @ MIN ($7,000)

Packers running backs coach Ben Sirmans says that A.J. Dillon “feels like he can carry the ball 35 times if he has to.” Sirmans then added that ideally Dillon won’t surpass 25 carries this week, but it sounds like the second-year back might hit around that mark. Dillon also showed what he can do as a receiver last week against Seattle. Overall, Dillon is a potential workhorse at a discount.

 

RB: Darrel Williams vs. DAL ($6,300)

If Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) is back like it sounds like he might be, this won’t be as strong of a play. But Darrel Williams might still lead the Kansas City backfield given his production, and the Chiefs offense might be back to being fantasy gold for running backs as it has been in the past. Williams has upside in a potential shootout.

 

WR: Stefon Diggs vs. IND ($8,100)

Was last week that start of a monstrous second half of the season for Stefon Diggs? It was a great matchup versus the Jets, but Diggs gets another good matchup facing a Colts team he should be able to get free against on Sunday.

 

WR: A.J. Brown vs. HOU ($7,200)

It’s been a quiet couple of weeks for A.J. Brown, but he played the stingy defenses of the Rams and the Saints. Brown could have more room to operate this weekend facing a Texans team he scorched for a 10/151/1 line to end last season.

 

WR: Tee Higgins @ LV ($6,500)

Tee Higgins is another player that could be poised for a bigger second half. He dealt with injury early and has not scored since Week 2, but Joe Burrow trusts the lengthy receiver to go up and make plays. Don’t be surprised if Cincinnati made it a point of emphasis to get Higgins more involved during the bye.

 

TE: George Kittle @ JAX ($6,800)

The passing attack of the Niners looked excellent last Monday night, and George Kittle was a key reason for that. Look for the star tight end to find holes in the Jaguars defense.

 

FLEX: Tony Pollard @ KC ($5,600)

This might turn into an Ezekiel Elliott type of game on the road, but Tony Pollard had heavy involvement as a receiver last week and possesses the versatile skillset to put up a strong point total against the Chiefs.

 

D/ST: Browns vs. DET ($5,000)

Jared Goff (oblique) has been out of practice this week, so he’s either going into Sunday with limited reps or Tim Boyle will be making his first career start. The Browns have had some poor outings this season, but there’s major upside for Week 11.

 

Remaining salary: $0

 

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Other recommended Week 11 options

 

QB: Dak Prescott @ KC ($8,400)

RB: Joe Mixon @ LV ($7,600)

RB: Myles Gaskin @ NYJ ($6,200)

WR: Davante Adams @ MIN ($8,400)

WR: Emmanuel Sanders vs. IND ($5,800)

TE: Mike Gesicki @ NYJ ($6,300)

Week 11 Fantasy: “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down”

Week 11 Fantasy: “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down”

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Quarterback

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Cam Newton (v WAS)

Newton only needed nine snaps in his season debut to score twice (once on the ground and once through the air), and the role he plays in scoring territory will give him big-time upside as the starter. Washington—who declined to sign Newton when made available twice this year—is allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, so Cam is positioned for a huge day. I have him as a top-ten play at the position for Week 11.

 

Thumbs Up: Daniel Jones (@ TB)

Jones has fared well against the Buccaneers in each of his first two seasons (297.0 passing yards per game with a 4:2 touchdown-interception ratio), and now he’ll enter the matchup with a) an upgraded supporting cast, and b) facing a defense that has really struggled to cover in 2021. He might be getting overlooked coming off the bye, but Jones has a case to be a QB1 for what might finally be a spot where he gets extended action surrounded by his full supporting cast.

 

Thumbs Up: Jimmy Garoppolo (@ JAX)

San Francisco will want to again keep the ball on the ground as much as possible, but the success of their running game has only opened things up for Garoppolo, and he is coming off his best performance of the year in a win over the Rams. I’d expect Jacksonville’s increasingly competitive defense will do their best to make sure the 49ers don’t dominate on the ground, so look for Jimmy G to hit them with play-action throws to Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, and George Kittle.

 

Thumbs Up: Tua Tagovailoa (@ NYJ)

Tagovailoa threw for 158 yards on just 15 attempts last Thursday night, and the few extra days to rest up with his finger injury should have him playing sharper heading into an excellent matchup versus the spiraling Jets. Over the past four games, New York has allowed point totals of 54, 31, 45, and 45—plus at least 20.26 fantasy points to each of the past five quarterback they’ve faced. Tua should be viewed as an upside streaming option this week.

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Carson Wentz (@ BUF)

Among the categories that Buffalo’s defense leads the NFL in are fantasy points per game allowed to opposing quarterbacks (10.7), passing touchdowns allowed (six), interceptions (15), yards per attempt allowed (5.7), and completion percentage allowed (57.9%). The overall steady play of Wentz and his 17:3 touchdown-interception ratio through ten games isn’t enough to feel confident about him overcoming the matchup. View him as a low-end QB2 option on the road.

 

Thumbs Down: Justin Fields (v BAL)

Baltimore is still allowing the most passing yards per game (283.3) in the league, but they have too many good players to not become more stout following the mini bye, and it’s not like the group hasn’t shown promise with shutdown performances versus the Chargers and Bengals. Although Fields has appeared to turn a corner in his development, the Ravens probably aren’t as easy of a matchup as they might look on paper. I’d be skeptical about the rookie as a top-15 play.

 

Thumbs Down: Trevor Lawrence (v SF)

Lawrence has zero multi-touchdown games aside from the season opener, and there isn’t much reason to be encouraged about Jacksonville’s passing attack with 207.4 passing yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game for the No. 1 overall pick since then. I would think San Francisco will remain focused following a huge win on Monday night (at 4-5, they can’t afford to overlook an opponent), so Lawrence could again have a quiet game through the air, and it might take a rushing score to lift him from the bottom of the rankings.

 

Thumbs Down: Matt Ryan (v NE)

We have seen Ryan bounce back from a disappointing performance to thrive against a tough opponent as recent as two weeks ago, but the lack of weapons in Atlanta with Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) potentially out and Calvin Ridley (personal) still away from the team—on an offense that wasn’t deep to begin with—puts their quarterback in a difficult spot. The Patriots have recorded more interceptions (14) than they’ve allowed touchdown passes (13), and the unit could make it a long night for Matty Ice.

 

Running Back

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Tony Pollard (@ KC)

Pollard hauled in six-of-seven targets for 56 yards last week, and in the seven wins for Dallas this season, their talented change-of-pace runner has averaged 13.4 touches per game. Shootout potential for Cowboys-Chiefs arguably makes Pollard a top-24 option at running back this week, and the reintegration of Michael Gallup isn’t a huge concern with the balance Mike McCarthy wants to have on offense. Pollard is a strong play considering all the concerns about injury and lesser committees throughout the league.

 

Thumbs Up: J.D. McKissic (@ CAR)

It’s looking like Logan Thomas (hamstring) might miss another game, so McKissic has a great opportunity to soak up underneath targets in a matchup where Taylor Heinicke might need to get the ball out of his hands quickly to avoid takedowns against Haason Reddick (9.5 sacks) and Brian Burns (6.0 sacks). For the season, McKissic is averaging 4.1 receptions, 40.8 receiving yards, and 8.0 yards per target. I like him as a low-end RB2/FLEX option.

 

Thumbs Up: Mike Davis (v NE)

Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) might actually have a shot to play on a short week considering he was listed as a participant in practice, but if not, Davis is positioned to lead the backfield for an offense that would prefer to not slant too much towards the passing attack. While there is some concern about Wayne Gallman taking a chunk of the work, Arthur Smith notably indicated that his increased usage last week (16 touches) had to do with the lopsided score.

 

Thumbs Up: Jeff Wilson Jr. (@ JAX)

Wilson Jr. is another player that could get boosted this week if Elijah Mitchell (finger) can’t go on Sunday, so he needs to be rostered in all leagues ahead of a potential spot start. The veteran was held in check with 28 yards on ten attempts in his first offensive action of 2021, but he played 32% of the team’s offensive snaps, and hopefully the rust is knocked off now. Last year, Wilson Jr. averaged 4.8 yards per carry and scored ten total touchdowns in 12 games.

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Miles Sanders (v NO)

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni has said Sanders (ankle) will be the starter when he returns, but the former second-round pick coming back this weekend—in a matchup versus the NFL’s top-ranked run defense—might only lead to a headache with fantasy owners trying to balance the big-play value with the lowered floor alongside Jordan Howard, Boston Scott, and Kenneth Gainwell. Even if someone is inactive (likely Gainwell), Philly will rotate their backs, and Sanders probably wouldn’t have a strong RB2 case in his return.

 

Thumbs Down: Devonta Freeman (@ CHI)

The usage of Freeman—with touch totals of 15 and 13 over the past two weeks—could lead to some wanting to stick with him, but I’d recommended against that with Latavius Murray (ankle) appearing set for a return. Baltimore has treated Murray as the clear lead back when healthy, and his fit in the offense could kick Freeman back to more of a change-of-pace role, which lowers both the ceiling and floor. I’d rather gamble on a backup like D’Onta Foreman in a better spot.

 

Thumbs Down: Nyheim Hines (@ BUF)

A career-long touchdown run in primetime two weeks ago might have Hines being viewed more favorably than he should be from a fantasy perspective—as Indy’s dynamic backup has been limited to 14 receptions for 85 scoreless yards over the past seven games (with 3.7 yards per target during that span). Frank Reich seems to have finally realized Jonathan Taylor should be featured heavily (84% snaps played in Week 10), but that could cause Hines (28% snaps played in Week 10) to lose value and be more dependent on breaking a big play in a difficult matchup.

 

Thumbs Down: Bills RBs (v IND)

Matt Breida being active and having a significant role in Buffalo’s backfield was a worst-case scenario for anyone hoping Devin Singletary or Zack Moss would takeover down the stretch—but now they all will be very touchdown dependent on a pass-heavy offense. Indy’s run defense plays hard, and they have allowed the fewest rushing touchdowns in the league (four).

 

Wide Receiver

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Brandin Cooks (@ TEN)

I know the circumstances were different as the part of a high-powered Houston offense, but Cooks absolutely torched the Titans last year—catching 20-of-25 targets for 234 yards and three touchdowns in two games. Although the last outing wasn’t one to be encouraged about, Tyrod Taylor remains a capable passer that can connect on the deep ball, and Tennessee had allowed the New Orleans wideouts to get behind them some in Week 10. Cooks is a high-upside option this weekend.

 

Thumbs Up: Kenny Golladay (@ TB)

The bye week should have Golladay looking more like himself on Monday night, and this isn’t to deny he’s been a disappointment to begin his New York career, but the early-season production wasn’t awful—with 64+ receiving yards in three-of-four games—before the knee injury hit in Week 5. Tampa Bay’s concerns on the backend could allow Golladay to breakout with a monster game and his first touchdown as a Giant, so I’d consider starting him as a high-ceiling, low-floor WR2.

 

Thumbs Up: Michael Gallup (@ KC)

Similar to Tony Pollard at running back, Gallup is an undervalued option to get a piece of a hopeful shootout in Kansas City—and I could see Dallas giving him a couple of downfield opportunities like the Raiders did with Bryan Edwards in Week 10. The Chiefs rank in the bottom five of the league in terms of passing yards per attempt allowed (8.0) and touchdown passes allowed (18), so there is enough upside for Gallup to hit alongside CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper.

 

Thumbs Up: Tyler Lockett (v ARI)

People that counted on Seattle’s offense last week in Russell Wilson’s return might be a little wary about them on Sunday, but Lockett is close to must-start with an explosion set to happen soon. Remember, Lockett was white-hot in the first meeting versus the Cardinals in 2020 with 15 receptions, 200 yards, and three touchdowns, and that was followed up by another great game less than a month later (9/67/1 on nine targets). Lockett possesses week-winning upside.

 

Others: Kadarius Toney (@ TB), Nelson Agholor (@ ATL)

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Diontae Johnson (@ LAC)

As we had hoped, Johnson was able to overcome a quarterback change and bad weather to put up seven receptions for 83 yards last week, but now it’s the matchup—against a Los Angeles defense allowing the fourth-fewest passing yards per game in the league (206.0)—that is reason to downgrade Pittsburgh’s top wideout. Diontae should still have a solid game and remains in the top-24 at the position, but Sunday night feels like a spot where the Steelers feed Najee Harris and even get some other runners involved whether it’s Ben Roethlisberger (COVID-19) or Mason Rudolph at quarterback.

 

Thumbs Down: Corey Davis (v MIA)

The Miami defense has flipped a switch to try to turn their season around, and their play over the past two weeks in particular makes the matchup for Davis more challenging than it appears against a bottom-five unit in terms of passing yards allowed. For the most part, Davis should see a lot of Xavien Howard and Byron Jones on the outside, and while Joe Flacco is capable of a big game out of nowhere, the former Super Bowl MVP is the fourth quarterback to play for New York this year. I have Davis outside the top 30 in Week 11.

 

Thumbs Down: Allen Robinson (v BAL)

Robinson is coming off a game in which he had a season-high 68 receiving yards, but the opportunities were again limited with just six targets, and he’s averaging 5.0 targets per game since Justin Fields took over as the starter. As previously stated, I believe Baltimore’s defense should step up down the stretch, and I feel like their cornerbacks might be more likely to struggle versus Darnell Mooney than Robinson on Sunday. Consider him a low-floor WR3.

 

Thumbs Down: Rondale Moore (@ SEA)

Combining for an 11/182/1 line over the first two games of the season had Moore looking like an immediate star for Arizona, but the production since then (at least in terms of receiving yards) hasn’t even surpassed the hot start with 180 yards over the past eight games. I’m still very high on the rookie’s talent, but he’s gone for yardage totals of 19, 17, 25, 25, and 11 over the past five weeks.

 

Others: James Washington (@ LAC), Russell Gage (v NE)

 

Tight End

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Mike Gesicki (@ NYJ)

I don’t know if getting seven targets—including two in/near the end zone—makes Gesicki’s zero-catch outing better or worse, but fantasy owners shouldn’t hurt themselves now by dwelling on the past, so you need to stick with the athletic tight end in lineups this week. Robert Saleh’s defense has no answers for Kyle Pitts’ athleticism/versatility earlier this year (9/119/1), and I’m optimistic that Gesicki will remain a big part of the offense to rebound in Week 11.

 

Thumbs Up: Cole Kmet (v BAL)

Part of the reason Gesicki might not have been able to produce last week against a Baltimore defense allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends (they are now third-worst) is his usage in the slot often pitting him against Marlon Humphrey, but Kmet can maybe have better luck in a more traditional tight end role. In Chicago’s last game, Justin Fields connected with Kmet six times for 87 yards, and the talent is there for a second-half breakout.

 

Thumbs Up: Donald Parham Jr. (v PIT)

Pittsburgh potentially being without Minkah Fitzpatrick (COVID-19) on Sunday night would leave them vulnerable between the numbers, and I think we’ll see Los Angeles try to use Parham Jr. to take advantage of the loss by testing the seams. The same is true for Jared Cook, but as a cheaper option, Parham Jr. has been a weekly factor with at least 40% of the snaps played in every game this year.

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Kyle Pitts (v NE)

The state of tight end should keep Pitts locked into all lineups, but who do you think Bill Belichick will want to eliminate for Matt Ryan with Calvin Ridley (and maybe Cordarrelle Patterson) inactive? Atlanta’s rookie tight end only had one touchdown this season, and I’d rather have Mark Andrews, Mike Gesicki, or even T.J. Hockenson as a Tier 2 option for Week 11.

 

Thumbs Down: Dallas Goedert (v NO)

Goedert (concussion) might not even be cleared to play on Sunday, but if he is, the matchup is one to be worried about versus a New Orleans defense that hadn’t allowed an opposing tight end to score before MyCole Pruitt on a two-yard touchdown last week. The low-volume passing attack for the Eagles—with Jalen Hurts averaging 13.2 completions per game over the past five weeks—is another concern for Goedert’s outlook.

 

Thumbs Down: Gerald Everett (v ARI)

Everett was a lone bright spot on Seattle’s offense last week by catching all eight of his targets for 63 yards, but the Cardinals—even though he was 7-0 against them in Los Angeles—haven’t been a great matchup by limiting him to 17.3 yards per game. This year, Arizona has allowed fewer than 5.0 fantasy points to the position in seven-of-11 games.

Week 11 Fantasy: Rest-Of-Season Rankings

Week 11 Fantasy: Rest-Of-Season Rankings

The rest-of-season rankings are exclusive to Fantasy Consigliere subscribers, and they will be updated every week throughout the 2021 season.

 

Quarterback

1. Josh Allen, BUF

2. Tom Brady, TB

3. Lamar Jackson, BAL

4. Patrick Mahomes, KC

5. Justin Herbert, LAC

6. Russell Wilson, SEA

7. Jalen Hurts, PHI

8. Dak Prescott, DAL

9. Kyler Murray, ARI

10. Aaron Rodgers, GB

11. Matthew Stafford, LAR

12. Ryan Tannehill, TEN

13. Cam Newton, CAR

14. Joe Burrow, CIN

15. Derek Carr, LV

16. Daniel Jones, NYG

17. Taysom Hill, NO

18. Kirk Cousins, MIN

19. Carson Wentz, IND

20. Justin Fields, CHI

21. Mac Jones, NE

22. Matt Ryan, ATL

23. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA

24. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF

25. Trevor Lawrence, JAX

26. Teddy Bridgewater, DEN

27. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

28. Baker Mayfield, CLE

29. Tyrod Taylor, HOU

30. Jared Goff, DET

31. Taylor Heinicke, WAS

32. Zach Wilson, NYJ

33. Trevor Siemian, NO

34. Trey Lance, SF

35. Mike White, NYJ

36. Mason Rudolph, PIT

37. Davis Mills, HOU

38. Andy Dalton, CHI

39. Marcus Mariota, LV

40. Sam Darnold, CAR

 

Running back

1. Jonathan Taylor, IND

2. Christian McCaffrey, CAR

3. Nick Chubb, CLE

4. Najee Harris, PIT

5. Alvin Kamara, NO

6. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL

7. Joe Mixon, CIN

8. Dalvin Cook, MIN

9. Austin Ekeler, LAC

10. D’Andre Swift, DET

11. Saquon Barkley, NYG

12. James Robinson, JAX

13. David Montgomery, CHI

14. Darrell Henderson, LAR

15. Aaron Jones, GB

16. Antonio Gibson, WAS

17. Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL

18. Josh Jacobs, LV

19. Elijah Mitchell, SF

20. A.J. Dillon, GB

21. Damien Harris, NE

22. James Conner, ARI

23. Leonard Fournette, TB

24. Javonte Williams, DEN

25. Melvin Gordon, DEN

26. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC

27. Kareem Hunt, CLE

28. Chris Carson, SEA

29. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE

30. Myles Gaskin, MIA

31. Tony Pollard, DAL

32. Chase Edmonds, ARI

33. Michael Carter, NYJ

34. Miles Sanders, PHI

35. Darrel Williams, KC

36. Latavius Murray, BAL

37. Jamaal Williams, DET

38. Mark Ingram, NO

39. Jeff Wilson, SF

40. Adrian Peterson, TEN

41. Mike Davis, ATL

42. Devin Singletary, BUF

43. Sony Michel, LAR

44. Khalil Herbert, CHI

45. Zack Moss, BUF

46. Jordan Howard, PHI

47. Ronald Jones II, TB

48. J.D. McKissic, WAS

49. Kenyan Drake, LV

50. Devonta Freeman, BAL

51. D’Ernest Johnson, CLE

52. Alex Collins, SEA

53. Nyheim Hines, IND

54. Alexander Mattison, MIN

55. Giovani Bernard, TB

56. D’Onta Foreman, TEN

57. Brandon Bolden, NE

58. Derrick Henry, TEN

59. Trey Sermon, SF

60. Chuba Hubbard, CAR

61. Boston Scott, PHI

62. Ty Johnson, NYJ

63. David Johnson, HOU

64. Samaje Perine, CIN

65. Jeremy McNichols, TEN

66. Kenneth Gainwell, PHI

67. Devontae Booker, NYG

68. Damien Williams, CHI

69. Salvon Ahmed, MIA

70. Tevin Coleman, NYJ

71. Demetric Felton, CLE

72. Phillip Lindsay, HOU

73. Ty’Son Williams, BAL

74. Marlon Mack, IND

75. Matt Breida, BUF

76. Justin Jackson, LAC

77. Joshua Kelley, LAC

78. Larry Rountree III, LAC

79. Carlos Hyde, JAX

80. Rashaad Penny, SEA

81. Anthony McFarland, PIT

82. Malcolm Brown, MIA

83. JaMycal Hasty, SF

84. J.J. Taylor, NE

85. Jermar Jefferson, DET

86. Kalen Ballage, PIT

87. Benny Snell, PIT

88. Le’Veon Bell, FA

89. Derrick Gore, KC

90. Ty Montgomery, NO

91. Mike Boone, DEN

92. Jerick McKinnon, KC

93. DeeJay Dallas, SEA

94. Chris Evans, CIN

95. Peyton Barber, LV

96. Royce Freeman, HOU

97. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB

98. Tony Jones Jr., NO

99. Godwin Ikwebuike, DET

100. Tarik Cohen, CHI

 

Wide receiver

1. Davante Adams, GB

2. Cooper Kupp, LAR

3. Stefon Diggs, BUF

4. Tyreek Hill, KC

5. A.J. Brown, TEN

6. Chris Godwin, TB

7. D.K. Metcalf, SEA

8. CeeDee Lamb, DAL

9. Justin Jefferson, MIN

10. Deebo Samuel, SF

11. Mike Williams, LAC

12. Ja’Marr Chase, CIN

13. Terry McLaurin, WAS

14. Mike Evans, TB

15. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI

16. Amari Cooper, DAL

17. Diontae Johnson, PIT

18. Marquise Brown, BAL

19. Keenan Allen, LAC

20. Tee Higgins, CIN

21. Antonio Brown, TB

22. DeVonta Smith, PHI

23. Adam Thielen, MIN

24. Tyler Lockett, SEA

25. D.J. Moore, CAR

26. Calvin Ridley, ATL

27. Michael Pittman Jr., IND

28. Odell Beckham Jr., LAR

29. Brandin Cooks, HOU

30. Kenny Golladay, NYG

31. Jaylen Waddle, MIA

32. Jerry Jeudy, DEN

33. Emmanuel Sanders, BUF

34. Brandon Aiyuk, SF

35. Chase Claypool, PIT

36. Darnell Mooney, CHI

37. Julio Jones, TEN

38. Bryan Edwards, LV

39. Van Jefferson, LAR

40. Marvin Jones, JAX

41. Allen Robinson, CHI

42. Elijah Moore, NYJ

43. Tyler Boyd, CIN

44. Corey Davis, NYJ

45. Christian Kirk, ARI

46. Courtland Sutton, DEN

47. Michael Gallup, DAL

48. Marquez Callaway, NO

49. Kadarius Toney, NYG

50. Rashod Bateman, BAL

51. Hunter Renfrow, LV

52. T.Y. Hilton, IND

53. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX

54. Mecole Hardman, KC

55. DeVante Parker, MIA

56. Nelson Agholor, NE

57. Jakobi Meyers, NE

58. Rondale Moore, ARI

59. Cole Beasley, BUF

60. Jarvis Landry, CLE

61. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE

62. A.J. Green, ARI

63. Sammy Watkins, BAL

64. Jamal Agnew, JAX

65. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB

66. Tre’Quan Smith, NO

67. Russell Gage, ATL

68. DeSean Jackson, LV

69. Sterling Shepard, NYG

70. Robby Anderson, CAR

71. Kendrick Bourne, NE

72. Tim Patrick, DEN

73. Jalen Reagor, PHI

74. Will Fuller, MIA

75. Curtis Samuel, WAS

76. Darius Slayton, NYG

77. Jamison Crowder, NYJ

78. James Washington, PIT

79. Randall Cobb, GB

80. Josh Gordon, KC

81. Gabriel Davis, BUF

82. Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET

83. Kalif Raymond, DET

84. Zach Pascal, IND

85. Allen Lazard, GB

86. Deonte Harris, NO

87. K.J. Osborn, MIN

88. Byron Pringle, KC

89. Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR

90. Demarcus Robinson, KC

91. Zay Jones, LV

92. Tyler Johnson, TB

93. Dyami Brown, WAS

94. Scotty Miller, TB

95. Rashard Higgins, CLE

96. Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL

97. Nico Collins, HOU

98. Marcus Johnson, TEN

99. Quez Watkins, PHI

100. Albert Wilson, MIA

101. Josh Reynolds, DET

102. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, TEN

103. Denzel Mims, NYJ

104. N’Keal Harry, NE

105. Adam Humphries, WAS

106. Keelan Cole, NYJ

107. Josh Palmer, LAC

108. Ray-Ray McCloud, PIT

109. John Brown, JAX

110. Anthony Schwartz, CLE

111. Marquise Goodwin, CHI

112. Dee Eskridge, SEA

113. Kenny Stills, NO

114. Isaiah McKenzie, BUF

115. Tavon Austin, JAX

116. Tyron Johnson, JAX

117. Chester Rogers, TEN

118. Trent Sherfield, SF

119. Chris Conley, HOU

120. Jalen Guyton, LAC

121. Devin Duvernay, BAL

122. Cedrick Wilson, DAL

123. Preston Williams, MIA

124. Amari Rodgers, GB

125. Danny Amendola, HOU

126. John Ross, NYG

127. Freddie Swain, SEA

128. James Proche, BAL

129. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, MIN

130. Jaelon Darden, TB

131. Mohamed Sanu, SF

132. Jauan Jennings, SF

133. Breshad Perriman, TB

134. Equanimeous St. Brown, GB

135. Damiere Byrd, CHI

136. Anthony Miller, PIT

137. Dede Westbrook, MIN

138. Auden Tate, CIN

139. Lil’Jordan Humphrey, NO

140. Cam Sims, WAS

141. Miles Boykin, BAL

142. Jakeem Grant, CHI

143. Greg Ward, PHI

144. Dax Milne, WAS

145. Kendall Hinton, DEN

146. Chris Moore, HOU

147. Tajae Sharpe, ATL

148. Trinity Benson, DET

149. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, PHI

150. Mack Hollins, MIA

 

Tight end

1. Travis Kelce, KC

2. George Kittle, SF

3. Darren Waller, LV

4. Rob Gronkowski, TB

5. Mike Gesicki, MIA

6. Mark Andrews, BAL

7. Kyle Pitts, ATL

8. T.J. Hockenson, DET

9. Hunter Henry, NE

10. Dallas Goedert, PHI

11. Noah Fant, DEN

12. Logan Thomas, WAS

13. Dawson Knox, BUF

14. Dan Arnold, JAX

15. Tyler Higbee, LAR

16. Pat Freiermuth, PIT

17. Zach Ertz, ARI

18. Dalton Schultz, DAL

19. Cole Kmet, CHI

20. Evan Engram, NYG

21. Jonnu Smith, NE

22. C.J. Uzomah, CIN

23. Jared Cook, LAC

24. Gerald Everett, SEA

25. Mo Alie-Cox, IND

26. David Njoku, CLE

27. Austin Hooper, CLE

28. Tyler Conklin, MIN

29. Adam Trautman, NO

30. Anthony Firkser, TEN

31. Donald Parham Jr., LAC

32. Juwan Johnson, NO

33. Hayden Hurst, ATL

34. O.J. Howard, TB

35. Cameron Brate, TB

36. Blake Jarwin, DAL

37. Jack Doyle, IND

38. Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN

39. Foster Moreau, LV

40. Chris Herndon, MIN

41. Jordan Akins, HOU

42. Kyle Rudolph, NYG

43. Marcedes Lewis, GB

44. Eric Ebron, PIT

45. Will Dissly, SEA

46. Tommy Tremble, CAR

47. Jimmy Graham, CHI

48. Ricky Seals-Jones, WAS

49. Harrison Bryant, CLE

50. Josiah Deguara, GB

51. Ryan Griffin, NYJ

52. MyCole Pruitt, TEN

53. Brevin Jordan, HOU

54. Tyree Jackson, PHI

55. Geoff Swaim, TEN

56. Colby Parkinson, SEA

57. Pharaoh Brown, HOU

58. Kylen Granson, IND

59. Darren Fells, TB

60. Tyler Kroft, NYJ

61. Noah Gray, KC

62. James O’Shaughnessy, JAX

63. Ian Thomas, CAR

64. Demetrius Harris, ARI

65. Drew Sample, CIN

Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings 2021

Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings 2021

The rankings are based on 0.5 PPR leagues, but feel free to reach out with any questions via Fantasy Consigliere. Also, you can subscribe to The Fantasy Consigliere Podcast for some added insights on why players are ranked where they are when Episode 11 is released.

 

Quarterback

1. Josh Allen (v IND)
2. Patrick Mahomes (v DAL)
3. Tom Brady (v NYG)
4. Justin Herbert (v PIT)
5. Dak Prescott (@ KC)
6. Aaron Rodgers (@ MIN)
7. Jalen Hurts (v NO)
8. Russell Wilson (v ARI)
9. Cam Newton (v WAS)
10. Joe Burrow (@ LV)
11. Daniel Jones (@ TB)
12. Ryan Tannehill (v HOU)
13. Tyler Huntley (@ CHI)
14. Derek Carr (v CIN)
15. Tua Tagovailoa (@ NYJ)
16. Kirk Cousins (v GB)
17. Mac Jones (@ ATL)
18. Jimmy Garoppolo (@ JAX)
19. Colt McCoy (@ SEA)
20. Justin Fields (v BAL)
21. Carson Wentz (@ BUF)
22. Baker Mayfield (v DET)
23. Tyrod Taylor (@ TEN)
24. Ben Roethlisberger (@ LAC)
25. Matt Ryan (v NE)
26. Taylor Heinicke (@ CAR)
27. Trevor Siemian (@ PHI)
28. Trevor Lawrence (v SF)
29. Joe Flacco (v MIA)
30. Tim Boyle (@ CLE)
31. Taysom Hill (@ PHI)
32. Trey Lance (@ JAX)

 

Running back

1. Christian McCaffrey (v WAS)
2. Nick Chubb (v DET)
3. Najee Harris (@ LAC)
4. Jonathan Taylor (@ BUF)
5. Joe Mixon (@ LV)
6. AJ Dillon (@ MIN)
7. Dalvin Cook (v GB)
8. Ezekiel Elliott (@ KC)
9. D’Andre Swift (@ CLE)
10. Austin Ekeler (v PIT)
11. James Conner (@ SEA)
12. James Robinson (v SF)
13. David Montgomery (v BAL)
14. Josh Jacobs (v CIN)
15. Jeff Wilson Jr. (@ JAX)
16. Damien Harris (@ ATL)
17. Leonard Fournette (v NYG)
18. Saquon Barkley (@ TB)
19. Antonio Gibson (@ CAR)
20. Rhamondre Stevenson (@ ATL)
21. Mark Ingram (@ PHI)
22. Michael Carter (v MIA)
23. Myles Gaskin (@ NYJ)
24. Darrel Williams (v DAL)
25. Tony Pollard (@ KC)
26. J.D. McKissic (@ CAR)
27. Alex Collins (v ARI)
28. Mike Davis (v NE)
29. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (v DAL)
30. Zack Moss (v IND)
31. Devin Singletary (v IND)
32. Miles Sanders (v NO)
33. Latavius Murray (@ CHI)
34. Adrian Peterson (v HOU)
35. D’Ernest Johnson (v DET)
36. Jamaal Williams (@ CLE)
37. Jordan Howard (v NO)
38. Kenyan Drake (v CIN)
39. D’Onta Foreman (v HOU)
40. Devonta Freeman (@ CHI)
41. Eno Benjamin (@ SEA)
42. Giovani Bernard (v NYG)
43. Wayne Gallman (v NE)
44. Nyheim Hines (@ BUF)
45. Ronald Jones II (v NYG)
46. Ty Johnson (v MIA)
47. Khalil Herbert (v BAL)
48. Chuba Hubbard (v WAS)
49. Alexander Mattison (v GB)
50. David Johnson (@ TEN)
51. Samaje Perine (@ LV)
52. Trey Sermon (@ JAX)
53. Tony Jones Jr. (@ PHI)
54. Duke Johnson Jr. (@ NYJ)
55. Brandon Bolden (@ ATL)
56. Devontae Booker (@ TB)
57. Boston Scott (v NO)
58. Carlos Hyde (v SF)
59. Larry Rountree III (v PIT)
60. Phillip Lindsay (@ TEN)
61. Matt Breida (v IND)
62. Tevin Coleman (v MIA)
63. Rashaad Penny (v ARI)
64. Patrick Taylor (@ MIN)
65. Ty’Son Williams (@ CHI)
66. Joshua Kelley (v PIT)
67. Kalen Ballage (@ LAC)
68. Kyle Juszczyk (@ JAX)
69. Travis Homer (v ARI)
70. Rex Burkhead (@ TEN)
71. Ameer Abdullah (v WAS)
72. Demetric Felton (v DET)
73. Benny Snell (@ LAC)
74. Jerick McKinnon (v DAL)
75. Patrick Laird (@ NYJ)

 

Wide receiver

1. Davante Adams (@ MIN)
2. Tyreek Hill (v DAL)
3. Stefon Diggs (v IND)
4. A.J. Brown (v HOU)
5. CeeDee Lamb (@ KC)
6. Chris Godwin (v NYG)
7. Deebo Samuel (@ JAX)
8. Justin Jefferson (v GB)
9. D.K. Metcalf (v ARI)
10. Mike Evans (v NYG)
11. Mike Williams (v PIT)
12. Tyler Lockett (v ARI)
13. Ja’Marr Chase (@ LV)
14. Terry McLaurin (@ CAR)
15. Tee Higgins (@ LV)
16. Keenan Allen (v PIT)
17. Adam Thielen (v GB)
18. Jaylen Waddle (@ NYJ)
19. DeVonta Smith (v NO)
20. Brandin Cooks (@ TEN)
21. Michael Gallup (@ KC)
22. D.J. Moore (v WAS)
23. Diontae Johnson (@ LAC)
24. Emmanuel Sanders (v IND)
25. Kenny Golladay (@ TB)
26. Rashod Bateman (@ CHI)
27. Hunter Renfrow (v CIN)
28. Christian Kirk (@ SEA)
29. Brandon Aiyuk (@ JAX)
30. Michael Pittman Jr. (@ BUF)
31. Jarvis Landry (v DET)
32. Bryan Edwards (v CIN)
33. Corey Davis (v MIA)
34. Marvin Jones (v SF)
35. Darnell Mooney (v BAL)
36. Kadarius Toney (@ TB)
37. Chase Claypool (@ LAC)
38. Marquez Callaway (@ PHI)
39. Tyler Boyd (@ LV)
40. Elijah Moore (v MIA)
41. A.J. Green (@ SEA)
42. Sammy Watkins (@ CHI)
43. Jakobi Meyers (@ ATL)
44. Cole Beasley (v IND)
45. Jamal Agnew (v SF)
46. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (@ MIN)
47. Nelson Agholor (@ ATL)
48. Tre’Quan Smith (@ PHI)
49. Robby Anderson (v WAS)
50. Mecole Hardman (v DAL)
51. Russell Gage (v NE)
52. Laviska Shenault Jr. (v SF)
53. Kendrick Bourne (@ ATL)
54. Deonte Harris (@ PHI)
55. Rondale Moore (@ SEA)
56. Cedrick Wilson (@ KC)
57. T.Y. Hilton (@ BUF)
58. Jamison Crowder (v MIA)
59. Randall Cobb (@ MIN)
60. Amon-Ra St. Brown (@ CLE)
61. Quez Watkins (v NO)
62. Marcus Johnson (v HOU)
63. Rashard Higgins (v DET)
64. Devin Duvernay (@ CHI)
65. Tyler Johnson (v NYG)
66. Preston Williams (@ NYJ)
67. Darius Slayton (@ TB)
68. James Washington (@ LAC)
69. Olamide Zaccheaus (v NE)
70. DeSean Jackson (v CIN)
71. Zach Pascal (@ BUF)
72. Gabriel Davis (v IND)
73. K.J. Osborn (v GB)
74. Kalif Raymond (@ CLE)
75. Byron Pringle (v DAL)
76. Jalen Reagor (v NO)
77. Albert Wilson (@ NYJ)
78. Marquise Goodwin (v BAL)
79. Nico Collins (@ TEN)
80. Tajae Sharpe (v NE)
81. Zay Jones (v CIN)
82. Terrace Marshall Jr. (v WAS)
83. DeAndre Carter (@ CAR)
84. Nick Westbrook Ikhine (v HOU)
85. Josh Palmer (v PIT)
86. Demarcus Robinson (v DAL)
87. Ray-Ray McCloud (@ LAC)
88. Keelan Cole (v MIA)
89. Dyami Brown (@ CAR)
90. Jalen Guyton (v PIT)
91. Chester Rogers (v HOU)
92. Kenny Stills (@ PHI)
93. Josh Gordon (v DAL)
94. Antoine Wesley (@ SEA)
95. Freddie Swain (v ARI)
96. Josh Reynolds (@ CLE)
97. Adam Humphries (@ CAR)
98. Danny Amendola (@ TEN)
99. Chris Conley (@ TEN)
100. N’Keal Harry (@ ATL)

 

Tight end

1. Travis Kelce (v DAL)
2. George Kittle (@ JAX)
3. Darren Waller (v CIN)
4. Mark Andrews (@ CHI)
5. Mike Gesicki (@ NYJ)
6. Rob Gronkowski (v NYG)
7. T.J. Hockenson (@ CLE)
8. Kyle Pitts (v NE)
9. Hunter Henry (@ ATL)
10. Dawson Knox (v IND)
11. Pat Freiermuth (@ LAC)
12. Dalton Schultz (@ KC)
13. Dan Arnold (v SF)
14. Dallas Goedert (v NO)
15. Zach Ertz (@ SEA)
16. Cole Kmet (v BAL)
17. Tyler Conklin (v GB)
18. Jared Cook (v PIT)
19. Adam Trautman (@ PHI)
20. Austin Hooper (v DET)
21. Evan Engram (@ TB)
22. C.J. Uzomah (@ LV)
23. David Njoku (v DET)
24. Jonnu Smith (@ ATL)
25. Gerald Everett (v ARI)
26. Mo Alie-Cox (@ BUF)
27. Donald Parham Jr. (v PIT)
28. Anthony Firkser (v HOU)
29. Jack Doyle (@ BUF)
30. Ryan Griffin (v MIA)
31. O.J. Howard (v NYG)
32. Eric Ebron (@ LAC)
33. MyCole Pruitt (v HOU)
34. Cameron Brate (v NYG)
35. John Bates (@ CAR)
36. Brevin Jordan (@ TEN)
37. Tommy Tremble (v WAS)
38. Harrison Bryant (v DET)
39. Jimmy Graham (v BAL)
40. Foster Moreau (v CIN)

 

Defense/ST 

1. Cleveland Browns (v DET)
2. Tennessee Titans (v HOU)
3. Miami Dolphins (@ NYJ)
4. New England Patriots (@ ATL)
5. Buffalo Bills (v IND)
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (v NYG)
7. San Francisco 49ers (@ JAX)
8. Carolina Panthers (v WAS)
9. Philadelphia Eagles (v NO)
10. Baltimore Ravens (@ CHI)
11. Arizona Cardinals (@ SEA)
12. New Orleans (@ PHI)
13. Los Angeles Chargers (v PIT)
14. Chicago Bears (v BAL)
15. Green Bay Packers (@ MIN)
16. Washington Football Team (@ CAR)
17. Pittsburgh Steelers (@ LAC)
18. Seattle Seahawks (v ARI)
19. New York Jets (v MIA)
20. Cincinnati Bengals (@ LV)
21. Dallas Cowboys (@ KC)
22. Las Vegas Raiders (v CIN)
23. Indianapolis Colts (@ BUF)
24. Minnesota Vikings (v GB)
25. New York Giants (@ TB)

 

Kicker

1. Justin Tucker (@ CHI)
2. Tyler Bass (v IND)
3. Nick Folk (@ ATL)
4. Harrison Butker (v DAL)
5. Daniel Carlson (v CIN)
6. Younghoe Koo (v NE)
7. Greg Zuerlein (@ KC)
8. Evan McPherson (@ LV)
9. Greg Joseph (v GB)
10. Randy Bullock (v HOU)
11. Ryan Succop (v NYG)
12. Matt Prater (@ SEA)
13. Graham Gano (@ TB)
14. Zane Gonzalez (v WAS)
15. Robbie Gould (@ JAX)
16. Jason Sanders (@ NYJ)
17. Dustin Hopkins (v PIT)
18. Chase McLaughlin (v DET)
19. Chris Boswell (@ LAC)
20. Jason Myers (v ARI)
21. Mason Crosby (@ MIN)
22. Jake Elliott (v NO)
23. Joey Slye (@ CAR)
24. Brett Maher (@ PHI)
25. Michael Badgley (@ BUF)

The (Waiver) Wire: Week 11, 2021

The (Waiver) Wire: Week 11, 2021

The waiver wire rankings may vary depending on your scoring settings and overall league/roster construction, so feel free to reach out with any questions. [Update: Jeff Wilson Jr. moved up to No. 5 overall with news of Elijah Mitchell undergoing a procedure on his finger; Note: all players are rostered in less than 60% of ESPN leagues]

 

Overall Rankings

 

1. AJ Dillon, GB RB

Dillon should have already been rostered everywhere, but he somehow sits just under the 60% threshold in ESPN leagues—which won’t be the case by tomorrow with Aaron Jones (knee) out for one or two games. Consider the second-year runner an RB1 option as the starter, and he can remain a low-end RB2 after Jones is back, too.

 

2. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE RB

New England fed Stevenson with 24 touches for 114 total yards and two touchdowns last week without Damien Harris (concussion) in the lineup, and the rookie is clearly trusted at this point considering he didn’t even practice in the leadup to Sunday’s game. Whether or not Harris gets cleared for Thursday night, Stevenson can be started for the run-heavy Patriots.

 

3. Tony Pollard, DAL RB

It was predictable that Pollard would be more of a factor after single-digit touches in back-to-back weeks, and it resulted in 11 carries for 42 yards in addition to six receptions for 56 yards against Atlanta. Pollard should stay involved for a possible shootout in Kansas City this weekend.

 

4. Cam Newton, CAR QB

Newton had a passing touchdown and rushing touchdown on just nine snaps to resume his Carolina career, and now he’s fully expected to be their starter the rest of the way. The former NFL MVP might be ranked as a QB1 option as soon as Week 11 versus Washington.

 

5. Jeff Wilson Jr., SF RB

Wilson was already trending up after he was a factor behind Elijah Mitchell on Monday night, and with news of the rookie starter having finger surgery makes him a priority this week. The veteran should be rostered in all leagues and would possess RB2 upside as the possible lead back in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

 

6. Van Jefferson, LAR WR

Los Angeles will likely have Odell Beckham Jr. rise to being the No. 2 option in the passing attack at some point, but Jefferson shouldn’t be counted out as more of a natural fit to fill Robert Woods’ role. Even before last night, Jefferson had at least six targets in each of the three previous weeks.

 

7. Kenny Golladay, NYG WR

New York’s investment in Golladay hasn’t paid off to date, but the hope is that a bye week will have him fully healthy to pay dividends down the stretch. A Week 11 matchup versus the struggling Tampa Bay secondary could let him get off to a good start in that regard.

 

8. Adrian Peterson, TEN RB

Peterson didn’t get going on Sunday with eight carries for 21 scoreless yards, but he wasn’t a highly recommended option against the league-best run defense of the Saints, and brighter days should be ahead. We’ll see if Tennessee tries getting AD going in a game they should win versus Houston on Sunday.

 

9. Jamaal Williams, DET RB

Williams (thigh) has missed two games in a row, but his combination of early-down role and overall versatility keeps him on the FLEX radar with added value as a handcuff. The Lions should be playing hard to pick up a victory after pushing with Pittsburgh in Week 10.

 

10. Taysom Hill, NO QB

Although he’s come up short both times, Trevor Siemian has nearly led a comeback win in back-to-back games, so there is no guarantee Hill will take over as the starter. That said, the upside is worth stashing on the bench in all leagues.

 

Quarterback

1. Cam Newton, CAR

2. Taysom Hill, NO

3. Daniel Jones, NYG

4. Mac Jones, NE

5. Matt Ryan, ATL

6. Trevor Lawrence, JAX

7. Justin Fields, CHI

8. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA

9. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF

10. Tyrod Taylor, HOU

 

Running back

1. AJ Dillon, GB

2. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE

3. Tony Pollard, DAL

4. Jeff Wilson Jr., SF

5. Adrian Peterson, TEN

6. Jamaal Williams, DET

7. Jordan Howard, PHI

8. Khalil Herbert, CHI

9. Latavius Murray, BAL

10. Sony Michel, LAR

11. J.D. McKissic, WAS

12. Alex Collins, SEA

13. Devonta Freeman, BAL

14. Nyheim Hines, IND

15. Ronald Jones II, TB

16. Alexander Mattison, MIN

17. Chuba Hubbard, CAR

18. D’Onta Foreman, TEN

19. Le’Veon Bell, BAL

20. Boston Scott, PHI

21. David Johnson, HOU

22. Giovani Bernard, TB

23. Trey Sermon, SF

24. Eno Benjamin, ARI

25. Brandon Bolden, NE

26. Samaje Perine, CIN

27. Matt Breida, BUF

28. Wayne Gallman, ATL

29. Tevin Coleman, NYJ

30. Jeremy McNichols, TEN

 

Wide receiver

1. Van Jefferson, LAR

2. Kenny Golladay, NYG

3. Elijah Moore, NYJ

4. Darnell Mooney, CHI

5. Michael Gallup, DAL

6. Bryan Edwards, LV

7. Kadarius Toney, NYG

8. Marquez Callaway, NO

9. Rashod Bateman, BAL

10. DeVante Parker, MIA

11. A.J. Green, CIN

12. Mecole Hardman, KC

13. Sterling Shepard, NYG

14. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX

15. T.Y. Hilton, IND

16. Rondale Moore, ARI

17. Jamal Agnew, JAX

18. Sammy Watkins, BAL

19. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB

20. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE

21. Nelson Agholor, NE

22. Robby Anderson, CAR

23. Tre’Quan Smith, NO

24. Will Fuller, MIA

25. Kendrick Bourne, NE

26. James Washington, PIT

27. Tim Patrick, DEN

28. Curtis Samuel, WAS

29. Randall Cobb, GB

30. Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET

 

Tight end

1. Hunter Henry, NE

2. Dan Arnold, JAX

3. Logan Thomas, WAS

4. Tyler Conklin, MIN

5. Pat Freiermuth, PIT

6. Gerald Everett, SEA

7. Evan Engram, NYG

8. Cole Kmet, CHI

9. C.J. Uzomah, CIN

10. Jonnu Smith, NE

11. Austin Hooper, CLE

12. David Njoku, CLE

13. Mo Alie-Cox, IND

14. O.J. Howard, TB

15. Cameron Brate, TB

Week 10 Fantasy Football Awards 2021

Week 10 Fantasy Football Awards 2021

Team of the Week

 

QB: Patrick Mahomes, KC

Mahomes finally broke out with a monster, five-touchdown performance on Sunday night, as Las Vegas had no answers for how to stop Kansas City’s offense. Huge numbers will be put up anytime opponents don’t stop Tyreek Hill (7/83/2) and Travis Kelce (8/119), so Mahomes should be back in the high-end QB1 ranks heading into a three-game homestand.

 

RB: AJ Dillon, GB

A knee injury to Aaron Jones led to Dillon being featured in the second half—and he was basically the only offense in the Packers-Seahawks game with 128 total yards and two touchdowns on 23 touches. The big runner was already a weekly low-end RB2/FLEX option, but he’ll be in the RB1 ranks for however long Jones is out.

 

RB: Rhamondre Stevenson, NE

Stevenson also took advantage of an expanded opportunity on Sunday—rushing 20 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns (plus four receptions for 14 yards) in place of Damien Harris (concussion) as the starter. The rookie has turned 36 touches into 220 yards and two touchdowns over the past two weeks.

 

WR: Stefon Diggs, BUF

You knew a big game had to come soon for Diggs, and it did in Week 10 with the Jets being unable to contain him in Buffalo’s 45-17 victory. On 13 targets, the All-Pro wideout caught eight passes for 162 yards and a score—which was his third in the past four games.

 

WR: CeeDee Lamb, DAL

Lamb was also bound for a breakout after being quiet last week, and the Falcons didn’t do a good job stopping him with a 6/94/2 line on just seven targets. Excluding the throw-out-the-tape game versus Denver, Lamb has gone for lines of 4/84/1, 9/149/2, 6/112, and yesterday’s 6/94/2 since Week 5.

 

TE: Hunter Henry, NE

The touchdowns kept coming for Henry in New England’s Week 10 victory—as he caught four passes (on four targets) for 37 yards, including his sixth and seventh scores on the year. Mac Jones’ trust in his tight end will keep him on the TE1 map despite a modest 4.2 targets per game.

 

FLEX: Darrel Williams, KC

The play of Williams was a significant factor in the Chiefs finally breaking through on offense—particularly as a receiver by hauling in all nine of his targets for 101 yards and a highlight touchdown grab over Jonathan Abram. Williams also ran tough with 11 carries for 43 yards, and the physicality with the ball in his hands has been a definite boost for Kansas City.

 

D/ST: Cowboys

Dallas definitely didn’t come out flat in Week 10, and the Falcons were destroyed on both sides of the ball. Defensively, the Cowboys limited Matt Ryan to nine-of-21 passing for 117 yards and two interceptions on their way to 22.0 fantasy points.

 

K: Zane Gonzalez

Gonzalez started hot on Sunday with makes of 44, 48, and 49 in the first half, and he eventually finished with four field goals to lead all kickers with 17.0 fantasy points in Week 10.

 

Surprise of the Week: Top-scoring RBs

All three of Dillon (RB1), Stevenson (RB2), and Williams (RB3) made the Team of the Week, and it’s rare that players who aren’t usual starters pace the running back position. Overall, it shows how important the position is, and hitting on the right players is key.

 

Disappointment of the Week: Seahawks offense

“Various” could have easily been an option again like in Week 9, but we’ll instead pinpoint it to Seattle’s offense in Russell Wilson’s return. The shutout loss to Green Bay led to disappointing numbers for Wilson (5.64 fantasy points), Alex Collins (5.4), D.K. Metcalf (4.1), and Tyler Lockett (3.3). They’ll need to flip the switch next week against the Cardinals.

 

Rookie of the Week: Rhamondre Stevenson

He didn’t even practice during the week because of a concussion, but Stevenson rumbled through the Cleveland defense for his first career 100-yard game, and the rookie’s role should remain expanded even when Damien Harris is back in the lineup. Look for Stevenson to remain a strong play whether or not Harris plays on Thursday night.

 

Week 10 MVP: Patrick Mahomes

Similar to last week, there didn’t seem to be a ton of huge fantasy performances on Sunday, so Mahomes easily takes home MVP honors with 36.24 fantasy points—nearly ten points more than Dak Prescott (26.34) in second place. Tossing a handful of touchdowns after two in the previous three games boosts Mahomes back up to 25 scores on the season.

2021 NFL Week 10 Daily Fantasy Recommended Lineup Advice

2021 NFL Week 10 Daily Fantasy Recommended Lineup Advice

As last week showed, anything can happen in a given week. But we could have some shootouts on tap for the Week 10 slate as you consider your daily fantasy lineup options. All prices are for FanDuel.

 

QB: Tom Brady @ WAS ($8,300)

Tom Brady and Josh Allen are the two top quarterback options this week, and they are both worth strongly considering in lineups. The Bucs are coming off the bye, and the Bills have some things to figure out offensively, so Brady gets the nod in this build. You can also consider stacking Brady with someone like Mike Evans or Chris Godwin (if active) versus Washington.

 

RB: Cordarrelle Patterson @ DAL ($7,800)

Cordarrelle Patterson has been super consistent this season, and the Falcons might need to score to keep up with the Cowboys this week. Patterson is a matchup nightmare, and Dallas might not have an answer for him on Sunday.

 

RB: Melvin Gordon III vs. PHI ($6,300)

Coming off a season-high in carries, Melvin Gordon continues to quietly play well this season. The veteran running back is looking to make it four straight games with a touchdown in a matchup he could get set for another solid workload.

 

WR: Davante Adams vs. SEA ($8,700)

Aaron Rodgers watched last week’s loss to the Chiefs on television, and he undoubtedly saw that Davante Adams was getting frustrated with the lack of a connection with Jordan Love. The duo might make up for lost time this Sunday at home against the Seahawks. Adams is the clear top play at wide receiver with Cooper Kupp playing on Monday night.

 

WR: CeeDee Lamb vs. ATL ($7,700)

The Cowboys offense missed some big-play opportunities last week, and that included CeeDee Lamb and the deep ball. Lamb led the Cowboys with 106 receiving yards in the comeback win over the Falcons last season, and he could be set for a huge afternoon as the offense looks to get back on track.

 

WR: Tyler Johnson @ WAS ($5,100)

Especially if Godwin ends up missing this Sunday at Washington, Tyler Johnson is one of the values to consider in Week 10 daily fantasy lineups. In both games without AB (who is looking doubtful) this season, Johnson has received six targets.

 

TE: Pat Freiermuth vs. DET ($5,100)

The matchup isn’t great, but that hasn’t mattered for Pat Freiermuth. The rookie tight end is on fire as of late, with 20 targets and three touchdowns over the past three outings.

 

FLEX: Devin Singletary @ NYJ ($6,000)

If Zack Moss (concussion protocol) does not play on Sunday, Devin Singletary has sneaky upside for 20 touches. The Bills offense are looking for a spark, and that could include getting the run game going with “Motor”. The Jets have not played well versus the run.

 

D/ST: Steelers vs. DET ($4,900)

The Lions had the bye to hopefully figure things out on offense, but the Steelers offer massive upside as a D/ST unit in Week 10.

 

Remaining budget; $100

 

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Other recommended Week 10 options

 

QB: Justin Herbert vs. MIN ($8,000)

RB: Jonathan Taylor vs. JAX ($9,400)

RB: Jordan Howard @ DEN ($5,900)

WR: Justin Jefferson @ LAC ($7,500)

WR: Mike Williams vs. MIN ($6,900)

TE: Dawson Knox @ NYJ ($5,800)

Week 10 Fantasy: “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down”

Week 10 Fantasy: “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down”

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Quarterback

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Jalen Hurts (@ DEN)

Some might be feeling less confident about Hurts following back-to-back quiet games, but he’s still the overall QB2 on the season, and the rushing production hasn’t fallen off at all with 17 carries for 133 yards over the past two weeks. The touchdowns will pick back up soon, and when Hurts throws, he won’t have to worry about former college teammate Patrick Surtain II (knee) at cornerback this week. I still have him as a midrange QB1, and Hurts has tremendous upside.

 

Thumbs Up: Derek Carr (v KC)

Carr had three costly turnovers last week in a road loss to the Giants, but it was another drama-filled week for the Raiders due to the Henry Ruggs III situation, and the signing of DeSean Jackson should help fill the void to elevate the entire offense. Kansas City’s struggles might make a full-blown shootout less likely, but Carr tossed three scores against them in both matchups last year, and being at home provides a boost on Sunday Night Football. Carr is arguably a top-ten play at quarterback.

 

Thumbs Up: Matt Ryan (@ DAL)

The Cowboys have improved compared to 2020 with Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator, but they still aren’t a shutdown unit, and Ryan put up 273 yards and four scores in Dallas last year—so he should have a great chance of staying hot after a big win over New Orleans. Even without Calvin Ridley (personal), Matty Ice has a strong collection of weapons with Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Pitts as the top guys along with others like Russell Gage, Olamide Zaccheaus, and Hayden Hurst making plays.

 

Thumbs Up: Teddy Bridgewater (v PHI)

Philadelphia’s defense—allowing a league-high in completion percentage (75.5%)—is tailor-made for Bridgewater to have success against, so he needs to be viewed as a high-end QB2 play for Week 10. There is a chance Eagles-Broncos turns out to be a slugfest, but I like Bridgewater to carry over last week’s performance into Sunday by stringing completions together early and often. Plus, Denver getting Noah Fant (COVID-19 list) back in the lineup will make it difficult for Philly to defend all their weapons.

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Kyler Murray (v CAR)

Arizona playing in the late-afternoon slate again puts fantasy owners in a difficult position, but assuming Murray (ankle) plays, he should be downgraded anyway against a Carolina defense that trails only the Bills in terms of passing yards per game allowed (181.4). The aggressiveness of the Panthers might even be reason for the Cardinals to rest Murray another week, and I wouldn’t expect to him live up to usual QB1 expectations for this matchup at less than 100%.

 

Thumbs Down: Kirk Cousins (@ LAC)

The Chargers are right behind Buffalo and Carolina in pass defense through nine weeks, and they are also tied for second in the league in touchdown passes allowed (10). Cousins has put up numbers in tough matchups before—including 373 yards and three touchdowns against the Panthers—but Los Angeles is much better attacked on the ground than through the air, and Minnesota’s quarterback has been limited to 185.5 passing yards per game over the past two weeks. I have him outside the top 15 at the position.

 

Thumbs Down: P.J. Walker (@ ARI)

Walker’s mobility is something fantasy owners might want to take advantage of, and I’m high on the former Temple and XFL star in general. That said, the Cardinals are going to be flying around defensively, and Walker isn’t much of a runner despite his creativity behind the line of scrimmage. With the way Carolina’s offense has operated recently, it’s difficult to trust Walker to even be ranked as a low-end QB2 in place of Sam Darnold (shoulder).

 

Thumbs Down: Matthew Stafford (@ SF)

Stafford has been a streaky quarterback throughout his career, and I’ll be interested to see how he performs on Monday coming following a disastrous primetime showing in Week 9. While still a low-end QB1 play, I have a difficult time getting on board with the consensus ranking Stafford as a top-five option this week, and San Francisco notably had a 4-0 record versus Sean McVay over the past two seasons. If the Niners can get pressure like Tennessee did, Stafford might have another sub-par game.

 

Running Back

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Chris Carson (@ GB)

Just before starting this write-up, it was announced that Carson (neck) has been designated to return from injured reserve, so he should be back for Seattle this weekend if everything goes well at practice. Green Bay wanting to limit the big plays against D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett will likely lead to some nice rushing lanes for Carson with Russell Wilson forcing opponents into lighter boxes, and assuming he’s cleared, the veteran runner can immediately be back in lineups as an RB2 play. If not, you can pivot to Alex Collins as a low-end RB2 play.

 

Thumbs Up: Jordan Howard (@ DEN)

The Eagles signing Howard to the 53-man roster rights the mistake of not having him there to begin the season, and Nick Sirianni should continue leaning on the power back against a Denver defense that remains questionable up the middle despite better play over the past two games. In two appearances this season, Howard has rushed 29 times for 128 yards and three scores; he’s a low-end RB2/FLEX option until Miles Sanders (ankle) returns.

 

Thumbs Up: Devin Singletary (@ NYJ)

Singletary quietly caught seven passes last week, and if opponents continue playing consistent two-deep coverage against Buffalo, it will lead to underneath targets and light boxes for the running backs. Zach Moss (concussion) can hopefully be cleared by Sunday, but I still like Singletary’s style versus a New York defense that allowed a bunch of production on perimeter runs last week against the Colts. Available in a decent amount of leagues, Singletary can be a quality RB2 for Week 10.

 

Thumbs Up: Darrel Williams (@ LV)

People might look at the yards-per-carry average (3.7) against the Packers and fade Williams this week, but he ran much better than the numbers indicate, so you should keep rolling with him if Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) remains out. You can’t ask for much more than 20+ touches in an offense that might explode at some point, and the Raiders are allowing the fifth-most rushing yards per game in the league (133.5).

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Antonio Gibson (v TB)

Tampa Bay was exposed a little bit against the run prior to the bye, but I’d be surprised if they didn’t get things figured out, and the unit remains arguably the primary matchup to avoid for opposing running backs. Gibson was in a three-man committee with J.D. McKissic and Jaret Patterson for Washington’s last game, and it’d probably take the offense finally using him more as a pass-catcher to return at least RB2 value this week.

 

Thumbs Down: Adrian Peterson (v NO)

Peterson is trending straight up with 11 touches and a touchdown in his Tennessee debut, but if the Buccaneers aren’t the most difficult matchup for a running back, it’s probably the Saints—who are currently allowing the fewest yards per carry (3.2) and rushing yards per game (73.8) in the NFL. It might take another trip to the end zone for AD to be a strong play, and the Titans notably played from ahead on Sunday night thanks to early mistakes from Matthew Stafford.

 

Thumbs Down: Boston Scott (@ DEN)

Although he’s started back-to-back games for the Eagles, Scott has taken the backseat to Jordan Howard, and a surprisingly limited role in the passing game—with zero receptions over the past two weeks—limits his upside. Overall, Howard taking a chunk of the early-down work and Kenneth Gainwell taking most of the receiving work is a drain on Scott’s outlook as a FLEX value.

 

Thumbs Down: Jeff Wilson (v LAR)

Wilson should be held as a talented runner in Kyle Shanahan’s offense based on what he’s done when given an opportunity—including ten total touchdowns in 12 games last season—but expectations clearly need to be contained until if/when Elijah Mitchell isn’t the overwhelming feature back. Last week, Wilson didn’t play a snap or record a touch in his first game of 2021.

 

Wide Receiver

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Mike Williams (v MIN)

The targets have dropped for Williams since he injured his knee last month, but last week was encouraging in that he connected on a 49-yard reception, and the big-bodied wideout had a couple of valuable targets from the two-yard line (one in the end zone and one on a screen outside the end zone). Justin Herbert has been slightly off targeting him, though, so hopefully that changes this Sunday for a great matchup against a Minnesota defense that has struggled to defend the pass without Patrick Peterson (hamstring).

 

Thumbs Up: Tyler Lockett (@ GB)

Green Bay did a very good job containing Tyreek Hill last week, and their coverage might be able to limit Lockett this weekend. However, the return of Russell Wilson is a significant boost to Lockett as a high-upside WR2 (if you can deal with the volatility), and the Packers will also have to worry about D.K. Metcalf beating them. Regular season matchups haven’t led to big numbers for Lockett against Green Bay, but the most recent meeting came in the 2019 playoffs when he caught nine-of-ten targets for 136 yards and a touchdown.

 

Thumbs Up: Jakobi Meyers (v CLE)

Meyers has the most receiving yards in NFL history without scoring a touchdown (1,522) and is coming off a season-worst performance (one reception for eight yards), but I have a feeling he ends his drought with a score against Cleveland. Including last week, Meyers has averaged a healthy 8.0 targets per game, and he’s played 88% of the team’s offensive snaps on the year. I like him as a FLEX option.

 

Thumbs Up: Mecole Hardman (@ LV)

The Chiefs signed Josh Gordon earlier this year and are now connected to Odell Beckham Jr., but Hardman has quietly been the steady No. 2 wideout with at least five targets in each of the past five games, so hopefully a breakout game can occur if the Chiefs finally look closer to the offense we’ve seen over the past three years. I’d like Hardman to get more downfield opportunities, but he’s nevertheless an upside FLEX.

 

Others: T.Y. Hilton (v JAX), Tim Patrick (v PHI)

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: DeAndre Hopkins (v CAR)

Like his quarterback, Hopkins (hamstring) could miss another week with Arizona setting their sights on January, but if he does play, I’m worried about the matchup against Stephon Gilmore. And even with Gilmore residing in New England last year, the Panthers limited Hopkins to seven receptions for 41 scoreless yards. The matchup and health puts the All-Pro wideout in low-end WR2 range if he plays on Sunday.

 

Thumbs Down: D.J. Moore (@ ARI)

Moore is also in the same range with the red-hot start to the season completely cooled off, as Week 9 was a season-low in targets (seven), receptions (three), and receiving yards (32) while having the touchdown drought extended to five games. Perhaps P.J. Walker will provide a spark to Moore and the entire offense (the No. 1 target had seven receptions for 127 yards in Walker’s lone 2020 start), but I wouldn’t count on it against the top current seed in the NFC.

 

Thumbs Down: Jarvis Landry (@ NE)

Although Landry has put up very good numbers against the Patriots throughout his career (70.4 receiving yards per game), Bill Belichick will be able to focus on taking him away with Odell Beckham Jr. gone and Nick Chubb (COVID-19) potentially out—and the ceiling hasn’t exactly been hit this year with 193 scoreless receiving yards in five games. Landry is a low-ceiling FLEX with a lowered floor for Week 10.

 

Thumbs Down: Jets WRs (v BUF)

Corey Davis (hip) is set to return this week, and Elijah Moore broke out with a two-touchdown game last Thursday night, but the Bills are going to make things very difficult on Mike White. While the long-term outlook for the Jets is encouraging with a bunch of plus matchups on the schedule down the stretch, I’d avoid their passing attack this week.

 

Others: Marvin Jones (@ IND), Hunter Renfrow (v KC)

 

Tight End

 

Thumbs Up of the Week: Pat Freiermuth (v DET)

The absence of Eric Ebron (hamstring) has been a factor, but Freiermuth doesn’t seem likely to have his role scaled back with lines of 7/58, 4/44/1, and 5/43/2 over the past three weeks, and the rookie is a TE1 option because of his touchdown upside—especially if Chase Claypool (toe) is out on Sunday. Freiermuth has seen his playing time jump over 70% without Ebron in the lineup.

 

Thumbs Up: O.J. Howard (@ WAS)

Tampa Bay signing Darren Fells would seem to indicate Rob Gronkowski (back) isn’t going to suit up coming off the bye week, so Howard is worth a look in a high-powered offense versus a Washington defense that has recently allowed big games to Travis Kelce (8/99) and Robert Tonyan (4/63/1). Cameron Brate can also be considered in deeper leagues, but Howard might have a little more upside.

 

Thumbs Up: Logan Thomas (v TB)

Thomas started the season with two touchdowns in three games before going down in Week 4, so he needs to be picked up and started wherever available. In addition to the touchdown potential, Thomas caught five passes for 74 yards from Taylor Heinicke in the playoff battle versus Tampa Bay back in January, so Washington will be hoping for a boost from him in Week 10.

 

Thumbs Down of the Week: Tyler Higbee (@ SF)

He’s certainly not alone, but Higbee has struggled in matchups against the 49ers for the most part—averaging 23.8 yards per game with one touchdown in ten meetings (and that’s including a 100-yard performance pulling the numbers up). San Francisco knows that Monday night is maybe their last chance to make a move into playoff contention, so stingy defense could lead to a long night for Higbee.

 

Thumbs Down: Jonnu Smith (v CLE)

Smith has now seen just two targets in four of the past five games, and he’s firmly into the low-end TE2 ranks with Hunter Henry emerging as the preferred option for Mac Jones and the offense. The Browns getting Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (ankle) back makes this a potentially difficult matchup, so Smith will need a chunk play and/or short score to be worth a start.

 

Thumbs Down: Zach Ertz (v CAR)

Being on a first-place team could change his fortunes, but Ertz caught one-of-six targets for seven scoreless yards earlier this year versus Carolina, and I wouldn’t have a ton of confidence in him because of the matchup. Over the past two weeks, the Panthers have limited Kyle Pitts, Hunter Henry, and Jonnu Smith to a combined 36 receiving yards.

Week 10 Fantasy: Rest-Of-Season Rankings

Week 10 Fantasy: Rest-Of-Season Rankings

The rest-of-season rankings are exclusive to Fantasy Consigliere subscribers, and they will be updated every week throughout the 2021 season.

 

Quarterback

1. Josh Allen, BUF

2. Tom Brady, TB

3. Lamar Jackson, BAL

4. Justin Herbert, LAC

5. Patrick Mahomes, KC

6. Russell Wilson, SEA

7. Jalen Hurts, PHI

8. Dak Prescott, DAL

9. Kyler Murray, ARI

10. Aaron Rodgers, GB

11. Matthew Stafford, LAR

12. Ryan Tannehill, TEN

13. Derek Carr, LV

14. Joe Burrow, CIN

15. Taysom Hill, NO

16. Daniel Jones, NYG

17. Carson Wentz, IND

18. Kirk Cousins, MIN

19. Matt Ryan, ATL

20. Justin Fields, CHI

21. Trevor Lawrence, JAX

22. Mac Jones, NE

23. Teddy Bridgewater, DEN

24. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA

25. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

26. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF

27. Baker Mayfield, CLE

28. Tyrod Taylor, HOU

29. Jared Goff, DET

30. Taylor Heinicke, WAS

31. Zach Wilson, NYJ

32. Sam Darnold, CAR

33. P.J. Walker, CAR

34. Trey Lance, SF

35. Trevor Siemian, NO

36. Mike White, NYJ

37. Ryan Fitzpatrick, WAS

38. Davis Mills, HOU

39. Andy Dalton, CHI

40. Marcus Mariota, LV

 

Running back

1. Jonathan Taylor, IND

2. Christian McCaffrey, CAR

3. Nick Chubb, CLE

4. Najee Harris, PIT

5. Alvin Kamara, NO

6. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL

7. Aaron Jones, GB

8. Joe Mixon, CIN

9. Dalvin Cook, MIN

10. Austin Ekeler, LAC

11. D’Andre Swift, DET

12. Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL

13. Saquon Barkley, NYG

14. Darrell Henderson, LAR

15. James Robinson, JAX

16. David Montgomery, CHI

17. Damien Harris, NE

18. Antonio Gibson, WAS

19. James Conner, ARI

20. Josh Jacobs, LV

21. Elijah Mitchell, SF

22. Leonard Fournette, TB

23. Chris Carson, SEA

24. Javonte Williams, DEN

25. Melvin Gordon, DEN

26. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC

27. Kareem Hunt, CLE

28. A.J. Dillon, GB

29. Adrian Peterson, TEN

30. Myles Gaskin, MIA

31. Tony Pollard, DAL

32. Chase Edmonds, ARI

33. Michael Carter, NYJ

34. Miles Sanders, PHI

35. Latavius Murray, BAL

36. Jamaal Williams, DET

37. Mark Ingram, NO

38. Darrel Williams, KC

39. Devin Singletary, BUF

40. Khalil Herbert, CHI

41. Zack Moss, BUF

42. Jordan Howard, PHI

43. Ronald Jones II, TB

44. Mike Davis, ATL

45. Sony Michel, LAR

46. J.D. McKissic, WAS

47. Kenyan Drake, LV

48. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE

49. Devonta Freeman, BAL

50. D’Ernest Johnson, CLE

51. Nyheim Hines, IND

52. Alex Collins, SEA

53. Alexander Mattison, MIN

54. Jeff Wilson, SF

55. Kenneth Gainwell, PHI

56. Le’Veon Bell, BAL

57. Derrick Henry, TEN

58. Trey Sermon, SF

59. Chuba Hubbard, CAR

60. Jeremy McNichols, TEN

61. Boston Scott, PHI

62. Giovani Bernard, TB

63. Ty Johnson, NYJ

64. David Johnson, HOU

65. Samaje Perine, CIN

66. Devontae Booker, NYG

67. Damien Williams, CHI

68. Brandon Bolden, NE

69. Carlos Hyde, JAX

70. Rashaad Penny, SEA

71. Salvon Ahmed, MIA

72. Tevin Coleman, NYJ

73. Derrick Gore, KC

74. Demetric Felton, CLE

75. Phillip Lindsay, HOU

76. Ty’Son Williams, BAL

77. Marlon Mack, IND

78. Justin Jackson, LAC

79. Joshua Kelley, LAC

80. Larry Rountree III, LAC

81. Anthony McFarland, PIT

82. JaMycal Hasty, SF

83. J.J. Taylor, NE

84. Malcolm Brown, MIA

85. Jermar Jefferson, DET

86. Kalen Ballage, PIT

87. Benny Snell, PIT

88. Ty Montgomery, NO

89. Mike Boone, DEN

90. Jerick McKinnon, KC

91. DeeJay Dallas, SEA

92. D’Onta Foreman, TEN

93. Chris Evans, CIN

94. Peyton Barber, LV

95. Royce Freeman, HOU

96. Matt Breida, BUF

97. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB

98. Tony Jones Jr., NO

99. La’Mical Perine, NYJ

100. Tarik Cohen, CHI

 

Wide receiver

1. Davante Adams, GB

2. Cooper Kupp, LAR

3. Stefon Diggs, BUF

4. Tyreek Hill, KC

5. A.J. Brown, TEN

6. Chris Godwin, TB

7. D.K. Metcalf, SEA

8. CeeDee Lamb, DAL

9. Mike Williams, LAC

10. Ja’Marr Chase, CIN

11. Justin Jefferson, MIN

12. Terry McLaurin, WAS

13. Mike Evans, TB

14. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI

15. Amari Cooper, DAL

16. Deebo Samuel, SF

17. Diontae Johnson, PIT

18. Marquise Brown, BAL

19. Keenan Allen, LAC

20. Tee Higgins, CIN

21. Adam Thielen, MIN

22. Antonio Brown, TB

23. DeVonta Smith, PHI

24. Robert Woods, LAR

25. Tyler Lockett, SEA

26. D.J. Moore, CAR

27. Julio Jones, TEN

28. Calvin Ridley, ATL

29. Michael Pittman Jr., IND

30. Kenny Golladay, NYG

31. Jerry Jeudy, DEN

32. Brandin Cooks, HOU

33. Emmanuel Sanders, BUF

34. Chase Claypool, PIT

35. Jaylen Waddle, MIA

36. Brandon Aiyuk, SF

37. Darnell Mooney, CHI

38. Marvin Jones, JAX

39. Bryan Edwards, LV

40. Allen Robinson, CHI

41. Tyler Boyd, CIN

42. Corey Davis, NYJ

43. Courtland Sutton, DEN

44. Christian Kirk, ARI

45. Odell Beckham Jr., FA

46. T.Y. Hilton, IND

47. Elijah Moore, NYJ

48. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX

49. Mecole Hardman, KC

50. Michael Gallup, DAL

51. Marquez Callaway, NO

52. DeVante Parker, MIA

53. Nelson Agholor, NE

54. Kadarius Toney, NYG

55. Rashod Bateman, BAL

56. Jakobi Meyers, NE

57. Rondale Moore, ARI

58. Sammy Watkins, BAL

59. Cole Beasley, BUF

60. Jarvis Landry, CLE

61. A.J. Green, ARI

62. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB

63. Hunter Renfrow, LV

64. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE

65. Van Jefferson, LAR

66. Russell Gage, ATL

67. DeSean Jackson, LV

68. Tre’Quan Smith, NO

69. Sterling Shepard, NYG

70. Robby Anderson, CAR

71. Tim Patrick, DEN

72. Curtis Samuel, WAS

73. Jamal Agnew, JAX

74. Jalen Reagor, PHI

75. Will Fuller, MIA

76. Darius Slayton, NYG

77. Jamison Crowder, NYJ

78. James Washington, PIT

79. Kendrick Bourne, NE

80. Randall Cobb, GB

81. Josh Gordon, KC

82. Gabriel Davis, BUF

83. Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET

84. Zach Pascal, IND

85. Khalif Raymond, DET

86. Allen Lazard, GB

87. K.J. Osborn, MIN

88. Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR

89. Demarcus Robinson, KC

90. Zay Jones, LV

91. Byron Pringle, KC

92. Deonte Harris, NO

93. Tyler Johnson, TB

94. Dyami Brown, WAS

95. Scotty Miller, TB

96. Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL

97. Nico Collins, HOU

98. Rashard Higgins, CLE

99. John Brown, JAX

100. Quez Watkins, PHI

101. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, TEN

102. Denzel Mims, NYJ

103. N’Keal Harry, NE

104. Adam Humphries, WAS

105. Keelan Cole, NYJ

106. Josh Palmer, LAC

107. Ray-Ray McCloud, PIT

108. Anthony Schwartz, CLE

109. Marquise Goodwin, CHI

110. Dee Eskridge, SEA

111. Kenny Stills, NO

112. Tavon Austin, JAX

113. Tyron Johnson, JAX

114. Isaiah McKenzie, BUF

115. Chester Rogers, TEN

116. Albert Wilson, MIA

117. Trent Sherfield, SF

118. Chris Conley, HOU

119. Jalen Guyton, LAC

120. Devin Duvernay, BAL

121. Cedrick Wilson, DAL

122. Preston Williams, MIA

123. Amari Rodgers, GB

124. Danny Amendola, HOU

125. John Ross, NYG

126. James Proche, BAL

127. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, MIN

128. Jaelon Darden, TB

129. Freddie Swain, SEA

130. Anthony Miller, PIT

131. Tyrell Williams, FA

132. Dede Westbrook, MIN

133. Mohamed Sanu, SF

134. Auden Tate, CIN

135. Josh Reynolds, FA

136. Jauan Jennings, SF

137. Lil’Jordan Humphrey, NO

138. Cam Sims, WAS

139. Miles Boykin, BAL

140. Jakeem Grant, CHI

141. Greg Ward, PHI

142. Dax Milne, WAS

143. Marcus Johnson, TEN

144. Kendall Hinton, DEN

145. Chris Moore, HOU

146. Mike Strachan, IND

147. Trinity Benson, DET

148. Damiere Byrd, CHI

149. Jalen Hurd, SF

150. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, PHI

 

Tight end

1. Darren Waller, LV

2. Travis Kelce, KC

3. George Kittle, SF

4. Rob Gronkowski, TB

5. Mike Gesicki, MIA

6. Kyle Pitts, ATL

7. Mark Andrews, BAL

8. T.J. Hockenson, DET

9. Dallas Goedert, PHI

10. Noah Fant, DEN

11. Logan Thomas, WAS

12. Hunter Henry, NE

13. Dawson Knox, BUF

14. Pat Freiermuth, PIT

15. Zach Ertz, ARI

16. Dalton Schultz, DAL

17. Tyler Higbee, LAR

18. Cole Kmet, CHI

19. Evan Engram, NYG

20. Dan Arnold, JAX

21. Jonnu Smith, NE

22. C.J. Uzomah, CIN

23. Jared Cook, LAC

24. Gerald Everett, SEA

25. Mo Alie-Cox, IND

26. David Njoku, CLE

27. Austin Hooper, CLE

28. Anthony Firkser, TEN

29. Tyler Conklin, MIN

30. Donald Parham Jr., LAC

31. Juwan Johnson, NO

32. Adam Trautman, NO

33. Hayden Hurst, ATL

34. O.J. Howard, TB

35. Cameron Brate, TB

36. Blake Jarwin, DAL

37. Jack Doyle, IND

38. Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN

39. Foster Moreau, LV

40. Chris Herndon, MIN

41. Jordan Akins, HOU

42. Kyle Rudolph, NYG

43. Marcedes Lewis, GB

44. Eric Ebron, PIT

45. Will Dissly, SEA

46. Tommy Tremble, CAR

47. Jimmy Graham, CHI

48. Ricky Seals-Jones, WAS

49. Harrison Bryant, CLE

50. Josiah Deguara, GB

51. Ryan Griffin, NYJ

52. MyCole Pruitt, TEN

53. Brevin Jordan, HOU

54. Tyree Jackson, PHI

55. Geoff Swaim, TEN

56. Colby Parkinson, SEA

57. Pharaoh Brown, HOU

58. Kylen Granson, IND

59. Darren Fells, TB

60. Tyler Kroft, NYJ

61. James O’Shaughnessy, JAX

62. Ian Thomas, CAR

63. Demetrius Harris, ARI

64. Drew Sample, CIN

65. Noah Gray, KC

Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings 2021

Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings 2021

The rankings are based on 0.5 PPR leagues, but feel free to reach out with any questions via Fantasy Consigliere. Also, you can subscribe to The Fantasy Consigliere Podcast for some added insights on why players are ranked where they are when Episode 10 is released.

 

Quarterback

1. Tom Brady (@ WAS)
2. Josh Allen (@ NYJ)
3. Lamar Jackson (@ MIA)
4. Dak Prescott (v ATL)
5. Justin Herbert (v MIN)
6. Patrick Mahomes (@ LV)
7. Aaron Rodgers (v SEA)
8. Jalen Hurts (@ DEN)
9. Russell Wilson (@ GB)
10. Derek Carr (v KC)
11. Matthew Stafford (@ SF)
12. Matt Ryan (@ DAL)
13. Carson Wentz (v JAX)
14. Ryan Tannehill (v NO)
15. Teddy Bridgewater (v PHI)
16. Kirk Cousins (@ LAC)
17. Taylor Heinicke (v TB)
18. Mac Jones (v CLE)
19. Mason Rudolph (v DET)
20. Jimmy Garoppolo (v LAR)
21. Trevor Lawrence (@ IND)
22. Trevor Siemian (@ TEN)
23. Baker Mayfield (@ NE)
24. Colt McCoy (v CAR)
25. Jared Goff (@ PIT)
26. Jacoby Brissett (v BAL)
27. Taysom Hill (@ TEN)
28. P.J. Walker (@ ARI)
29. Mike White (v BUF)
30. Cam Newton (@ ARI)

 

Running back

1. Jonathan Taylor (@ JAX)
2. Dalvin Cook (@ LAC)
3. Christian McCaffrey (v ARI)
4. Najee Harris (v DET)
5. Austin Ekeler (v MIN)
6. Ezekiel Elliott (v ATL)
7. Aaron Jones (v SEA)
8. Cordarrelle Patterson (@ DAL)
9. James Conner (v CAR)
10. D’Andre Swift (@ PIT)
11. Darrell Henderson (@ SF)
12. Leonard Fournette (@ WAS)
13. Josh Jacobs (v KC)
14. D’Ernest Johnson (@ NE)
15. Mark Ingram (@ TEN)
16. Elijah Mitchell (v LAR)
17. Darrel Williams (@ LV)
18. Melvin Gordon (v PHI)
19. Rhamondre Stevenson (v CLE)
20. Alex Collins (@ GB)
21. James Robinson (@ IND)
22. Javonte Williams (v PHI)
23. Myles Gaskin (v BAL)
24. Jordan Howard (@ DEN)
25. Devin Singletary (@ NYJ)
26. AJ Dillon (v SEA)
27. Antonio Gibson (v TB)
28. Devonta Freeman (@ MIA)
29. Michael Carter (v BUF)
30. Adrian Peterson (v NO)
31. J.D. McKissic (v TB)
32. Tony Pollard (v ATL)
33. Zack Moss (@ NYJ)
34. Brandon Bolden (v CLE)
35. Kenyan Drake (v KC)
36. Nyheim Hines (v JAX)
37. Mike Davis (@ DAL)
38. Boston Scott (@ DEN)
39. Jeff Wilson (v LAR)
40. Jeremy McNichols (v NO)
41. Ronald Jones II (@ WAS)
42. Le’Veon Bell (@ MIA)
43. Sony Michel (@ SF)
44. Eno Benjamin (v CAR)
45. Kenneth Gainwell (@ DEN)
46. Ty Johnson (v BUF)
47. Alexander Mattison (@ LAC)
48. Rashaad Penny (@ GB)
49. Giovani Bernard (@ WAS)
50. Derrick Gore (@ LV)
51. Jermar Jefferson (@ PIT)
52. Chuba Hubbard (@ ARI)
53. Tevin Coleman (v BUF)
54. Salvon Ahmed (v BAL)
55. Jerick McKinnon (@ LV)
56. Ty’Son Williams (@ MIA)
57. Joshua Kelley (v MIN)
58. Brian Hill (@ NE)
59. J.J. Taylor (v CLE)
60. Kalen Ballage (v DET)
61. Trey Sermon (v LAR)
62. Carlos Hyde (@ IND)
63. Kyle Juszczyk (v LAR)
64. DeeJay Dallas (@ GB)
65. Jalen Richard (v KC)
66. Benny Snell (v DET)
67. Larry Rountree III (v MIN)
68. D’Onta Foreman (v NO)
69. Jaret Patterson (v TB)
70. Dare Ogunbowale (@ IND)
71. Matt Breida (@ NYJ)
72. Ameer Abdullah (@ ARI)
73. Wayne Gallman (@ DAL)
74. Travis Homer (@ GB)
75. Ty Montgomery (@ TEN)

 

Wide receiver

1. Davante Adams (v SEA)
2. Chris Godwin (@ WAS)
3. A.J. Brown (v NO)
4. Stefon Diggs (@ NYJ)
5. Tyreek Hill (@ LV)
6. D.K. Metcalf (@ GB)
7. Mike Evans (@ WAS)
8. Cooper Kupp (@ SF)
9. CeeDee Lamb (v ATL)
10. Justin Jefferson (@ LAC)
11. Mike Williams (v MIN)
12. Terry McLaurin (v TB)
13. Deebo Samuel (v LAR)
14. Amari Cooper (v ATL)
15. Marquise Brown (@ MIA)
16. Keenan Allen (v MIN)
17. Michael Pittman Jr. (v JAX)
18. Tyler Lockett (@ GB)
19. Diontae Johnson (v DET)
20. Jaylen Waddle (v BAL)
21. Adam Thielen (@ LAC)
22. DeVonta Smith (@ DEN)
23. D.J. Moore (@ ARI)
24. Jerry Jeudy (v PHI)
25. Emmanuel Sanders (@ NYJ)
26. Cole Beasley (@ NYJ)
27. Brandon Aiyuk (v LAR)
28. Christian Kirk (v CAR)
29. Van Jefferson (@ SF)
30. Marvin Jones (@ IND)
31. Courtland Sutton (v PHI)
32. Jakobi Meyers (v CLE)
33. Bryan Edwards (v KC)
34. T.Y. Hilton (v JAX)
35. Jarvis Landry (@ NE)
36. Mecole Hardman (@ LV)
37. Marquez Callaway (@ TEN)
38. Michael Gallup (v ATL)
39. Tim Patrick (v PHI)
40. Rashod Bateman (@ MIA)
41. Odell Beckham Jr. (@ SF)
42. Corey Davis (v BUF)
43. James Washington (v DET)
44. Russell Gage (@ DAL)
45. A.J. Green (v CAR)
46. Elijah Moore (v BUF)
47. Donovan Peoples-Jones (@ NE)
48. Laviska Shenault Jr. (@ IND)
49. Rondale Moore (v CAR)
50. Sammy Watkins (@ MIA)
51. Nelson Agholor (v CLE)
52. Hunter Renfrow (v KC)
53. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (v SEA)
54. Tyler Johnson (@ WAS)
55. Tre’Quan Smith (@ TEN)
56. Jamal Agnew (@ IND)
57. Deonte Harris (@ TEN)
58. Randall Cobb (v SEA)
59. Olamide Zaccheaus (@ DAL)
60. Jamison Crowder (v BUF)
61. Amon-Ra St. Brown (@ PIT)
62. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (v NO)
63. Zach Pascal (v JAX)
64. Kendrick Bourne (v CLE)
65. Robby Anderson (@ ARI)
66. Quez Watkins (@ DEN)
67. DeSean Jackson (v KC)
68. Allen Lazard (v SEA)
69. Kalif Raymond (@ PIT)
70. K.J. Osborn (@ LAC)
71. Gabriel Davis (@ NYJ)
72. Jalen Reagor (@ DEN)
73. Dyami Brown (v TB)
74. Ben Skowronek (@ SF)
75. Zay Jones (v KC)
76. Tajae Sharpe (@ DAL)
77. Rashard Higgins (@ NE)
78. Ray-Ray McCloud (v DET)
79. Preston Williams (v BAL)
80. Mack Hollins (v BAL)
81. Chester Rogers (v NO)
82. Terrace Marshall Jr. (@ ARI)
83. Byron Pringle (@ LV)
84. Keelan Cole (v BUF)
85. Demarcus Robinson (@ LV)
86. DeAndre Carter (v TB)
87. Josh Palmer (v MIN)
88. Kenny Stills (@ TEN)
89. Jalen Guyton (v MIN)
90. Cedrick Wilson (v ATL)
91. Anthony Schwartz (@ NE)
92. Adam Humphries (v TB)
93. Josh Gordon (@ LV)
94. Trent Sherfield (v LAR)
95. Albert Wilson (v BAL)
96. Devin Duvernay (@ MIA)
97. Antoine Wesley (v CAR)
98. N’Keal Harry (v CLE)
99. Kevin White (@ TEN)
100. Freddie Swain (@ GB)

 

Tight end

1. Darren Waller (v KC)
2. Travis Kelce (@ LV)
3. George Kittle (v LAR)
4. Mike Gesicki (v BAL)
5. T.J. Hockenson (@ PIT)
6. Kyle Pitts (@ DAL)
7. Mark Andrews (@ MIA)
8. Dallas Goedert (@ DEN)
9. Noah Fant (v PHI)
10. Hunter Henry (v CLE)
11. Ricky Seals-Jones (v TB)
12. Dalton Schultz (v ATL)
13. Pat Freiermuth (v DET)
14. Dawson Knox (@ NYJ)
15. Zach Ertz (v CAR)
16. Tyler Higbee (@ SF)
17. Dan Arnold (@ IND)
18. O.J. Howard (@ WAS)
19. Jared Cook (v MIN)
20. Mo Alie-Cox (v JAX)
21. David Njoku (@ NE)
22. Tyler Conklin (@ LAC)
23. Gerald Everett (@ GB)
24. Adam Trautman (@ TEN)
25. Donald Parham Jr. (v MIN)
26. Cameron Brate (@ WAS)
27. Austin Hooper (@ NE)
28. Jack Doyle (v JAX)
29. Hayden Hurst (@ DAL)
30. Juwan Johnson (@ TEN)
31. Ryan Griffin (v BUF)
32. Anthony Firkser (v NO)
33. Tommy Tremble (@ ARI)
34. Foster Moreau (v KC)
35. Will Dissly (@ GB)
36. Marcedes Lewis (v SEA)
37. Eric Ebron (v DET)
38. Albert Okwuegbunam (v PHI)
39. Josiah Deguara (v SEA)
40. Tyree Jackson (@ DEN)

 

Defense/ST

1. Buffalo Bills (@ NYJ)
2. Arizona Cardinals (v CAR)
3. Pittsburgh Steelers (v DET)
4. Indianapolis Colts (v JAX)
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ WAS)
6. Baltimore Ravens (@ MIA)
7. Los Angeles Rams (@ SF)
8. Carolina Panthers (@ ARI)
9. Tennessee Titans (v NO)
10. Dallas Cowboys (v ATL)
11. New England Patriots (v CLE)
12. Cleveland Browns (@ NE)
13. New Orleans Saints (@ TEN)
14. Denver Broncos (v PHI)
15. Philadelphia Eagles (@ DEN)
16. Los Angeles Chargers (v MIN)
17. Green Bay Packers (v SEA)
18. Las Vegas Raiders (v KC)
19. San Francisco 49ers (v LAR)
20. Kansas City Chiefs (@ LV)
21. Minnesota Vikings (@ LAC)
22. Miami Dolphins (v BAL)
23. Atlanta Falcons (@ DAL)
24. Seattle Seahawks (@ GB)
25. Detroit Lions (@ PIT)

 

Kicker

1. Justin Tucker (@ MIA)
2. Tyler Bass (@ NYJ)
3. Nick Folk (v CLE)
4. Matt Gay (@ SF)
5. Younghoe Koo (@ DAL)
6. Harrison Butker (@ LV)
7. Daniel Carlson (v KC)
8. Matt Prater (v CAR)
9. Ryan Succop (@ WAS)
10. Greg Joseph (@ LAC)
11. Lirim Hajrullahu (v ATL)
12. Chris Boswell (v DET)
13. Michael Badgley (v JAX)
14. Dustin Hopkins (v MIN)
15. Robbie Gould (v LAR)
16. Mason Crosby (v SEA)
17. Randy Bullock (v NO)
18. Jake Elliott (@ DEN)
19. Brandon McManus (v PHI)
20. Brian Johnson (@ TEN)
21. Zane Gonzalez (@ ARI)
22. Chase McLaughlin (@ NE)
23. Jason Myers (@ GB)
24. Joey Slye (v TB)
25. Jason Sanders (v BAL)