Ranking the Wire: Week 6


Javorius Allen and Aaron Jones would both be priority No. 1 where still available and Alvin Kamara would be priority No. 4 behind only Allen, Jones and McKinnon. It is time to start considering stashing Andrew Luck where available.

1. Explosive 146 total yard performance. Murray worked ahead of him but he stole the lion’s share of the work. TD potential is capped but top 20 potential ROS. Would spend more in PPR. Think Duke Johnson with a larger workload.

2. Powell has a calf injury. McGuire didn’t look great vs. CLE but has big play potential, which he showed in Week 4.

3. Played least amount of snaps of all IND RBs but looks the most explosive. Seems it’s just a matter of time till they trust him with a bigger workload. Luck’s pending return increases his stash value.

4. Little consistency in production has been seen from ARI WRs outside of Fitzgerald but Brown has the highest ceiling of the No. 2 WR options.

5. Back-to-back weeks with 11+ fpts. Starting to show signs of being the WR3 value pick everyone thought he was in drafts.

6. 12 targets in the last two weeks. Highly touted collegiate talent in an offense with limited pass-catching talent, at a thin position.

7. At DEN, vs. SEA and then a bye week on a team with an awful OL and no healthy WR talent. Has looked decent and is worth a bench spot.

8. Hyde’s hip/injury history are working in his favor to get on the field. Shanahan stated they may go with a hot hand approach.

Rank Player Pos. FAAB
1 Jerick McKinnon  RB $38
2 Elijah McGuire RB $15
3 Marlon Mack  RB $12
4 John Brown  WR $6
5 Mike Wallace WR $6
6 A. Seferian-Jenkins TE $4
7 Wayne Gallman RB $3
8 Matt Breida RB $3
9 Taylor Gabriel WR $3
10 Alex Collins RB $3
11 Roger Lewis WR $2
12 Adrian Peterson RB $2
13 Orleans Darkwa RB $1
14 Mike Williams WR $1
15 Ricardo Louis  WR $1
16 Marquise Goodwin WR $1
17 Ed Dickson  TE $1
18 David Njoku TE $1
19 Juju Smith-Schuster WR $1
20 Alfred Morris  RB $1

9. Sanu is likely out for Week 6 and ATL has a soft upcoming schedule featuring vs MIA, at NE, and at NYJ. A potential No. 2 WR in a quality pass attack is worth adding.

10. Fumbling problems in the past but without West, he should see 10+ carries a week. Has looked like the best between the tackles rusher for BAL this season.

11. Someone has to catch the ball for the Giants and Lewis has shown flashes, including a 29-yard score in Week 5.

12. Positive change in scenery in ARI but is only averaging 3 ypc this season and has struggled to get the edge. He lacks burst at this point. The future HOFer is worth a bench spot after being traded.

13. Started over Gallman and looked good but got hurt. Faces all the same challenges going forward as Gallman does, mentioned above.

14. Highest ceiling of any widely available WR other than Josh Gordon but he will likely be worked into the SD offense slowly because they have a plethora of pass-catching options.

15. Led CLE in receiving yards each of the last two weeks. Led CLE in targets for two straight weeks with 17 total.

Ranking the Wire: Week 4



Chris Thompson, Willie Snead, LeGarrette Blount, and Rishard Matthews would all take precedent over these rankings in shallower leagues (in that order).

1. Out snapped Blount 43 to 22 in Week 3. Better fit to fill Sproles’ role but ceiling is capped by TD potential. Unlikely to receive short-yardage and goal line work.

2. 90 yards on 10 touches compared to Miller’s 63 on 15 touches, despite playing less than half the amount of snaps. Majority of the yards came on a broken play reception but he has the making to be a lead back.

3. Targets are a better metric than touchdowns in measuring a player’s usage and he continues to out-target Hurns; the production will follow.

4. 8 TDs last season and leads NYG in red zone opportunities this season with 6. Better fit for a quick-slant pass-attack offense than Marshall. Poor OL/inability to run = quick pass offense.

5. New OC led to a focus on A.J. Green, increased Mixon usage and a 20 fpts performance. @ CLE makes him the best QB stream in Week 4.


Rank Player Pos. FAAB
1 Wendell Smallwood RB $16
2 D'Onta Foreman RB $14
3 Marqise Lee WR $9
4 Sterling Shepard WR $8
5 Andy Dalton  QB $6
6 Devin Funchess WR $5
7 Jaguars  DST $5
8 Allen Hurns  WR $5
9 Alvin Kamara RB $5
10 Charles Clay TE $4
11 Elijah McGuire RB $3
12 Kenny Britt WR $3
13 Geronimo Allison WR $2
14 Tyler Lockett WR $2
15 Blake Bortles QB $2
16 Paul Richardson WR $1
17 Jamaal Williams RB $1
18 Andre Ellington RB $1
19 Mike Williams WR $1
20 Cameron Brate TE $1
21 Josh Doctson WR $1
22 Will Fuller WR $1
23 Orleans Darkwa RB $1
24 Devontae Booker  RB $1
25 Vernon Davis TE $1

6. Don’t love his skillset as a WR, better suited to play TE like he did at Michigan but no Olsen and potentially no Benjamin could get him 10+ targets again in Week 4.

7. Best DST stream for Week 4 but also have staying power with an upcoming schedule featuring PIT, LAR, IND, CIN, LAC and CLE.

8. TD for the second straight week but had less targets than Lee, Lewis, Fournette and Cole.

9. He has a chance to be the new Sproles of the NO offense. Don’t see how Peterson keeps getting touches over him at this point.

10. TE stream of the week but he has staying power given that he is clearly Taylor’s favorite pass-catching target outside of McCoy. Leads the team in receiving red zone opportunities.

Ranking the Wire: Week 3



1. Opportunity for three-down role. RB2 workload floor. Played 61% of SEA snaps. Never fumbled at Oklahoma St. 

2. 42% of touches in Week 1 and 33% in Week 2. RB2 in PPR even with West healthy. Low-end RB1 ceiling if West misses time.

3. Better talent than Kelley. Could keep early-down role if he performs with Kelley sidelined. 21 carries in a favorable game script in Week 2.

4. Locked in PPR RB2. Unlikely to ever see double-digit carries but role is safe regardless of starter. 

5. Seven touchdowns in his last seven games. Could end up being exactly who we hoped John Brown could be. 

6. Used primarily in the slot in Week 1 but saw 92% of snaps in the backfield in Week 2. Favorite offensive talent in CLE. 

7. Gronkowski, Burkhead, and Dorsett all left Week 2 early. WR3 with Edelman-type upside once he has cleared concussion protocol. 

8. Led ARI with 11 carries. Solid bet for early-down work but still expect a RBBC approach. Looked better than Williams.

9. Led JAC with 12 targets and 7 catches. Yet to get a red zone look though. Ceiling capped by QB play. 

10. Played 50 snaps in Week 2, 30 more than Blount and Smallwood combined. Led PHI in red zone opportunities. 

11. Carson-type stash candidate. Bigger frame and better suited for goal line and early-down work than Miller. Saw his 2.4% of team touches in Week 1 increase to 24% in Week 2. 

12. Flacco loves his tight ends. Game script worked against him in Week 1 with Flacco only attempting 17 passes. 8 receptions for 91 yards in Week 2. 

13. Led the Jets in targets both weeks. Clearly become McCown's favorite option. WR3 that owners will begrudgingly start during bye weeks. 

Rank Player Pos. FAAB
1 Chris Carson RB $60
2 Javorius Allen  RB $32
3 Samaje Perine RB $16
4 Chris Thompson  RB $13
5 J.J. Nelson WR $12
6 Duke Johnson RB $9
7 Danny Amendola WR $9
8 Chris Johnson RB $8
9 Marqise Lee WR $7
10 Darren Sproles RB $7
11 D'Onta Foreman RB $6
12 Ben Watson TE $5
13 Jermaine Kearse  WR $4
14 Jack Doyle  TE $4
15 Rashard Higgins WR $3
16 Evan Engram TE $2
17 Alvin Kamara RB $2
18 Tyler Lockett WR $2
19 Allen Hurns  WR $2
20 Trevor Siemian QB $1
21  Wendell Smallwood RB $1
22 Mohamed Sanu WR $1
23 Devin Funchess WR $1
24 Kendall Wright WR $1
25 Josh Gordon WR $0

14. Showed chemistry with Brissett. Led IND in receptions and snaps played. Nice stream vs CLE in Week 3. High-end TE2 with a higher ceiling once Luck returns. 

15. One week removed from being on the practice squad and led CLE in targets, receptions and yards. Coleman is on I.R. and they clearly don't like Britt; could end up being the Browns' No. 1 receiver. 

16. Touchdown came on a busted coverage but he's a phenomenal athlete with 4.4 speed. Mislabeled as a TE, really is a WR. Could be the red zone target NYG wants Marshall to be. 

17. 13 targets through two weeks makes him PPR relevant but he's a stash as long as NO insists on Peterson playing 20 snaps a game. 

18. Despite Richardson scoring, he was outplayed by Lockett in Week 2. This might be a week-to-week pendulum but he played 22 more snaps and had 4 more targets than Richardson in Week 2. 

19. Led JAC in receiving yards in both Week 1 and 2. Found the end zone in Week 2. Still prefer Lee's skill set and ability to separate outside the numbers more. 

20. Surrounded by talent and doesn't have a particularly imposing schedule. 18 touchdowns all of last season; he already has six this season.