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.