One of the big things to watch this week is the status of the Eagles-Redskins game.
There’s a potential it may be postponed due to a hurricane.
There are a lot of fantasy implications there in both season-long and in daily. Monitor the situation and set your lineups accordingly.
As always check your lineups to make sure games are being played and players are in lineups.
These rankings will be updated early Sunday morning and don’t always reflect final starting lineups.
Week 4 early rankings for 2015 fantasy football
Click on the tab at the bottom of the sheet to cycle through the positions. Use the arrows on the bottom right to reveal more positions.
Considered renaming these things boom-or-bust rankings this week, calling back to our projections from recent years. We’ve got quite a few what-the-heck calls going on in our rankings.
But if you’ve been following along, reading our passing matchups, then you know we have Derek Carr ranked so highly.
If you read our waiver wire gems post, you know why we’re on Andy Dalton and Tyrod Taylor.
Karlos Williams second? EP has gone off the reservation. Nope. This is a plus-plus matchup for Buffalo running backs and Williams may end up with all the carries. He’s going to be highly owned at daily fantasy sites this week and I don’t care. I’m going to own him too.
Devonta Freeman presents another awesome opportunity for value this week. I doubt he’ll get 35 touches again and he’s questionable. Include that in your pre-game analysis. I’ll still start him everywhere I have him in season-long and I’ll have shares of him in DFS.
Adrian Peterson is ninth. No I haven’t gone mental. Denver’s defense has been rock solid. As the No. 9 running back, you’re going to still start him in season long but maybe you limit your shares in DFS. That’s what these rankings are supposed to do.
If we have Carr pushed up into the top five quarterbacks, Amari Cooper, his trusty sidekick — or is Carr riding Cooper’s coattails? Hmmm — also needs to be ranked highly. After these first few weeks, you aren’t going to sit Cooper if you own him in a season-long league regardless of where I rank him. However, for those of you competing in DFS, know Cooper, against the Bears, is one of the chalkiest of chalk plays this week. Chalk means he should have a very low floor and will be owned by a lot of other players. Like Williams above, I’m still going to have quite a few shares of Cooper despite expected high ownership.
Julio Jones is questionable. That offense runs through him. Monitor his status on game day. If you have him in a DFS lineup his salary is too high to take a goose egg from him.
Martellus Bennett is the A1 choice this week. He’s got the Oakland Raiders who gave up 100 yards and a touchdown to Gary Barnidge last week. One podcast I listen to discussed how Gary Barnidge is the worst starting tight end in the NFL. 100 and a TD. Bennett is way better than the worst. He could have a monster day.
It may surprise Jimmy Graham owners to see him outside the top 5 and nearly outside the top 10. The Seahawks haven’t taken advantage of Graham. Last week was nice. Eight targets, seven catches, 83 yards and a touchdown was nice. But you didn’t draft Graham for nice. We all thought the Seahawks didn’t acquire Graham for nice. We can’t treat him like an elite tight end option until they start using him like one.