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Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire.com and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

Here are our rankings for the coming week at each position to help you decide your starting lineup. Our rankings are based on the following scoring system: three points for a passing touchdown; six points for a rushing/receiving touchdown; one point for every 20 passing yards; and one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards. Flex Rankings are for PPR leagues.

Typically, this article will be posted on Tuesday evenings, roughly around 6:00 pm PT.

I will update these during the week, usually twice per week to account for injury or other news during practice.

The first week is always the trickiest. I try not to rely too much on matchups early on - personnel changes, both on the field and in the coaching staffs, dictate so much change, as does a critical injury. By all means, if you want to discuss a rank, or want me to add a player, chime in on the comments. I try to be receptive to your feedback and try to respond to most comments, though on occasion the volume can be quite thick. Please refer to the rankings first when asking "should I start Player A vs. Player B?".

Updated 9/15

Quarterback

1.Peyton Manning DEN at NYG
2.Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Was
3.Drew Brees NO at TB
4.Matt Ryan ATL vs. StL
5.Eli Manning NYG vs. Den
Note: Eli is going to be throwing all season long - while a repeat of Sunday night isn't likely (really going out on a limb there, eh?), getting 40+ attempts won't be unusual.
6.Colin Kaepernick SF at Sea
Note: Thrived despite the Niners putting the zone read in the garage.
7.Robert Griffin WAS at GB
Note: RG3 was a bit slower than usual Monday night, which was to be expected given his injury and rust. I wonder how soon they'll incorporate more zone reads into the game plan?
8.Cam Newton CAR at Buf
9.*Michael Vick PHI vs. SD
Note: Smashing debut, but did appear to be a little gimpy in the fourth quarter Monday night. Watch for injury news Wednesday.
10.*Tony Romo DAL at KC
Note: X-rays on Romo's ribs came up negative - he's expected to play this week against the Chiefs. Wearing full pads in Wednesday's practice. *** Listed as probable. ***
11.Josh Freeman TB vs. NO
12.Matthew Stafford DET at Ari
13.Russell Wilson SEA vs. SF
Note: Coming off of his first regular season 300-yard passing game.
14.Carson Palmer ARZ vs. Det
Note: The offensive line is still a problem - Palmer was sacked four times last week.
15.Alex Smith KC vs. Dal
16.Andrew Luck IND vs. Mia
Note: Not a huge passing day, but his rushing touchdown on a scramble cured a lot of ills. Why did he only get 23 attempts, though? He had a nice 7.7 YPA.
17.*Tom Brady NE vs. NYJ
Note: Brady's receiving options are dropping like flies - Shane Vereen is definitely out, and he could also be without Gronk, Amendola and Sudfeld.
18.Philip Rivers SD at Phi
Note: The four touchdowns were a bit of a fluke - the Chargers had great field position early. Rivers had just 6.7 yards per attempt overall Monday night.
19.Matt Schaub HOU vs. Ten
Note: Don't be surprised by the 45 attempts - I doubt that the Texans will be playing such an extreme method of catchup all that often this year.
20.Jay Cutler CHI vs. Min
21.Sam Bradford STL at Atl
22.Ryan Tannehill MIA at Ind
23.Terrelle Pryor OAK vs. Jax
Note: Until Monday night, he was Week 1's leading rusher with 112 yards.
24.Andy Dalton CIN vs. Pit
25.Joe Flacco BAL vs. Cle
26.Jake Locker TEN at Hou
Note: Miniscule Week 1 output, but it was on the road against the Steelers. This week is a better barometer of his progress against the Texans.
27.*Chad Henne JAC at Oak
Note: Starting in place of the injured Blaine Gabbert.
28.Brandon Weeden CLE at Bal
Note: Threw three interceptions in the season opener - he'll get better, we think, once he gets Josh Gordon back in Week 3.
29.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Cin
Note: Had a woeful 5.8 YPA in the opener and no doubt was hurt by the injury to Maurkice Pouncey - the snaps were all over the place.
30.EJ Manuel BUF vs. Car
31.Geno Smith NYJ at NE
Note: Respectable in his debut - will start again Thursday night.
32.Christian Ponder MIN at Chi
Note: Responsible for four turnovers last week.
33.*Mark Sanchez NYJ at NE
Note: (Shoulder) Declared out again this week. Has a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.
34.*Blaine Gabbert JAC at Oak
Note: Out this week with a laceration on his throwing hand that required 15 stitches.

Running Backs

1.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. SD
Note: A massive 31 carries for McCoy on Monday night, with another nine for Bryce Brown.
2.Adrian Peterson MIN at Chi
Note: Peterson had 78 yards on his first carry, and then 15 on his next 17 carries. Teams are going to force Christian Ponder to beat them, or at least not lose it for them all season long.
3.Matt Forte CHI vs. Min
Note: Huge matchup this week against the Vikes.
4.Doug Martin TB vs. NO
Note: Not a great season opener, but take a look around - virtually nobody was happy, and there were plenty worse performances out there.
5.Ray Rice BAL vs. Cle
6.*Reggie Bush DET at Ari
Note: Played through a dislocated thumb and a groin injury last week against the Vikes. Full participant in Wednesday's practice. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
7.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. Dal
Note: Dealing with a bruised quad. Sat out practice Wednesday, but expected to practice Thursday. *** Practiced Thursday and Friday, expected to play. ***
8.DeMarco Murray DAL at KC
9.C.J. Spiller BUF vs. Car
Note: Miserable season opener - lost a fumble, and was outgained by Fred Jackson.
10.Arian Foster HOU vs. Ten
Note: Had more carries than Tate on a 2:1 ratio, though Tate was more effective.
11.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Was
Note: Not a great YPA last week, but consider who was the opponent.
12.Trent Richardson CLE at Bal
Note: Saw a lot of eight-man fronts with Josh Gordon out.
13.*Stevan Ridley NE vs. NYJ
Note: Didn't get on the field after losing a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, but now Shane Vereen is out for the next eight weeks, minimum. Apparently he's dealing with a shoulder injury, though he practiced Tuesday.
14.Chris Johnson TEN at Hou
15.Alfred Morris WAS at GB
Note: Rough first game, but salvaged from a fantasy perspective with a third quarter touchdown, and the Redskins stayed patient with him.
16.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. SF
Note: Only 2.5 yards per carry in the opener.
17.Steven Jackson ATL vs. StL
18.Darren McFadden OAK vs. Jax
Note: Could have had a huge day, but had a touchdown overturned because he didn't get his second foot in-bounds.
19.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Oak
20.Frank Gore SF at Sea
21.Ryan Mathews SD at Phi
Note: Not very productive following his season-opening touchdown reception - the first of his career. Just 33 yards on 13 carries.
22.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Buf
Note: Ran effectively, but lost a critical fumble against the Seahawks.
23.Darren Sproles NO at TB
24.*David Wilson NYG vs. Den
Note: Benched after two soul-crushing fumbles and a blown blocking assignment that led to a sack. He'll be valuable again at some point this season, but there are no guarantees for this week. Giants signed Brandon Jacobs, and Tom Coughlin hasn't yet committed to Wilson starting this week. *** Listed as the starter again on Friday's depth chart - that's enough for me to bump him up, even though there's no guarantee on his workload. ***
25.*Ahmad Bradshaw IND vs. Mia
Note: (Foot) Limited to just seven carries last week to 13 for Ballard.
26.*Daryl Richardson STL at Atl
Note: Richardson was dealing with a sore foot most of the game, but still had 20 carries to just one for Zac Stacy. Did not practice Wednesday - described as a rest day. *** (Foot) Listed as probable. ***
27.Lamar Miller MIA at Ind
Note: Perhaps the biggest healthy dud of Week 1, with just three yards on 10 carries, and Daniel Thomas took the goal line carry.
28.*Rashard Mendenhall ARZ vs. Det
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
29.Bryce Brown PHI vs. SD
30.*Isaac Redman PIT at Cin
Note: Woeful Week 1, but he'll start again this week despite the Steelers re-signing Dwyer. The Pouncey injury really hurts the running game, though.
31.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Pit
32.Joique Bell DET at Ari
Note: Got the goal line carries last week and Reggie Bush is banged up. One of the better backups out there.
33.Knowshon Moreno DEN at NYG
Note: Got most of the snaps for the Broncos last Thursday.
34.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Ten
Note: Coach Gary Kubiak suggested that he wants to get Tate more touches this week, after Tate had 9 carries Monday night versus 18 for Arian Foster.
35.Bilal Powell NYJ at NE
Note: Powell was marginally better than Ivory last week, but neither were good.
36.Mark Ingram NO at TB
37.Pierre Thomas NO at TB
38.Fred Jackson BUF vs. Car
39.Chris Ivory NYJ at NE
40.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Pit
Note: Just four carries and two targets last week against the Bears, compared to 14 carries for Green-Ellis.
41.*Da'Rel Scott NYG vs. Den
Note: Took over after Wilson was benched. Sore knee, but took part in a full practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable. ***
42.Montee Ball DEN at NYG
43.*Donald Brown IND vs. Mia
Note: Now the top backup for the Colts with Vick Ballard out for the season.
44.Ronnie Hillman DEN at NYG
45.*Bernard Pierce BAL vs. Cle
Note: (Thigh) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Limited all week, listed as questionable. ***
46.Michael Bush CHI vs. Min
47.Zac Stacy STL at Atl
48.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. StL
49.Robert Turbin SEA vs. SF
50.Roy Helu WAS at GB
Note: Limited to passing downs last week, even with Alfred Morris's early miscues.
51.Knile Davis KC vs. Dal
52.Alfonso Smith ARZ vs. Det
Note: Was the clear #2 option behind Mendenhall last week, with 10 carries.
53.*Jonathan Dwyer PIT at Cin
Note: Re-signed by the Steelers.
54.*LeGarrette Blount NE vs. NYJ
Note: Could be Ridley's top backup with Vereen out and Bolden limited by a knee injury.
55.Kendall Hunter SF at Sea
56.*Lance Dunbar DAL at KC
Note: Sat out last week with a foot injury but could return in Week 2. Full practice Wednesday - could be Murray's backup.
57.Daniel Thomas MIA at Ind
58.Danny Woodhead SD at Phi
Note: Two catches, but no rushing attempts on Monday night. Ronnie Brown, instead, took over the backup role.
59.*Brandon Jacobs NYG vs. Den
Note: Re-signed with the Giants on Tuesday. Will be used most often on passing downs.
60.Rashad Jennings OAK vs. Jax
61.James Starks GB vs. Was
62.*Felix Jones PIT at Cin
Note: Supposedly the backup this week, but didn't have any carries last week. Lack of activity attributed to Jones still not knowing the Steelers' offense.
63.Jackie Battle TEN at Hou
64.Christine Michael SEA vs. SF
65.Joseph Randle DAL at KC
66.Phillip Tanner DAL at KC
67.Johnathan Franklin GB vs. Was
68.*Brandon Bolden NE vs. NYJ
Note: Sat out last week with a knee injury and was limited in Monday's practice, but might see action with Vereen out. Listed as questionable for Thursday night.
69.*Leon Washington NE vs. NYJ
Note: (Thigh) Listed as questionable for Thursday night - if he plays, might he take over the Vereen role in the passing game?
70.*Isaiah Pead STL at Atl
Note: Rams coach Jeff Fisher was non-committal about whether Pead would play this week.
71.Stepfan Taylor ARZ vs. Det
72.*Shonn Greene TEN at Hou
Note: Injured his knee against the Steelers, thus losing out on a vulture touchdown to Jackie Battle. He thinks he can go this week. Did not practice Wednesday. *** Did not practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
73.*Le'Veon Bell PIT at Cin
Note: (Foot) No update given by coach Mike Tomlin early this week. It might not matter, given the state of the Steelers' offensive line. Latest reports suggest that Bell could be out for another month.
74.*Shane Vereen NE vs. NYJ
Note: Fractured wrist - placed on the IR-designated-to-return list by the Patriots, meaning that he's out until at least Week 9 and probably until Week 11.
75.*LaRod Stephens-Howling PIT at Cin
Note: Torn ACL and MCL - out for the season.
76.Vick Ballard IND vs. Mia
Note: Ballard drew praise for blitz pickups last week, which should go far towards keeping him on the field, even with Ahmad Bradshaw getting healthier. *** TORN ACL, OUT FOR THE SEASON. ***

Wide Receivers

1.Calvin Johnson DET at Ari
2.Demaryius Thomas DEN at NYG
3.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Min
4.A.J. Green CIN vs. Pit
5.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Ten
6.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Den
7.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. SD
8.Pierre Garcon WAS at GB
9.Randall Cobb GB vs. Was
10.Vincent Jackson TB vs. NO
11.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Was
12.*Julio Jones ATL vs. StL
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. *** Both Jones and White are questionable but expected to play. Mild downgrade here. ***
13.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Det
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in Thursday's practice. *** Listed as questionable, but expected to play. ***
14.Reggie Wayne IND vs. Mia
15.*Dez Bryant DAL at KC
Note: MRI revealed a mild foot sprain suffered late in the win over the Giants. Able to practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
16.*Wes Welker DEN at NYG
Note: Limited with an ankle injury Wednesday. *** Full practice Thursday and Friday - listed as questionable, but expected to play. ***
17.Anquan Boldin SF at Sea
18.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Den
19.*Marques Colston NO at TB
Note: (Foot) Full participant in Wednesday's practice. Could draw Revis this week.
20.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Dal
21.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Cle
22.Miles Austin DAL at KC
23.Mike Williams TB vs. NO
24.Cecil Shorts JAC at Oak
Note: Had 11 targets and now gets Henne - don't be discouraged about the Week 1 dud. (Groin) Limited Wednesday.
25.*Eric Decker DEN at NYG
Note: (Shoulder) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
26.*Julian Edelman NE vs. NYJ
Note: If Amendola can't go, Edelman could get a ludicrous number of targets - so many of the Pats' options are hurt right now.
27.Denarius Moore OAK vs. Jax
28.Steve Smith CAR at Buf
29.Lance Moore NO at TB
30.Antonio Brown PIT at Cin
31.*Roddy White ATL vs. StL
Note: We'll have to watch his practice status really closely after the Falcons revealed Sunday morning that his injury was actually a high ankle sprain. Did not practice Wednesday.
32.Mike Wallace MIA at Ind
Note: Complained about his role after the Week 1 win - only five targets. I'd consider this to just be a Joe Haden thing, and not anything noteworthy.
33.Steve Johnson BUF vs. Car
34.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Mia
35.Golden Tate SEA vs. SF
36.Kenbrell Thompkins NE vs. NYJ
37.James Jones GB vs. Was
Note: Shut out on just two targets.
38.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Den
39.Kenny Britt TEN at Hou
40.Tavon Austin STL at Atl
41.Brian Hartline MIA at Ind
Note: Had a whopping 15 targets in Week 1, but I think that might have been a product of the matchups against the Browns.
42.Greg Jennings MIN at Chi
43.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Pit
44.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Det
45.Vincent Brown SD at Phi
Note: Only had four targets in Week 1, but at least he scored on one of them.
46.*Sidney Rice SEA vs. SF
Note: (Knee) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Full participant Thursday and Friday, listed as probable. ***
47.Darrius Heyward-Bey IND vs. Mia
48.Kenny Stills NO at TB
49.Leonard Hankerson WAS at GB
Note: Year 3 breakout? It's possible.
50.Chris Givens STL at Atl
51.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Min
52.Nate Washington TEN at Hou
53.Greg Little CLE at Bal
54.*Santonio Holmes NYJ at NE
Note: (Foot) Limited in Tuesday's practice.
55.Rod Streater OAK vs. Jax
56.*Andre Roberts ARZ vs. Det
Note: (Quad) Limited in practice, just like last week. *** Listed as probable. ***
57.Malcom Floyd SD at Phi
58.*Marlon Brown BAL vs. Cle
Note: Taking over with Jacoby Jones hurt.
59.Riley Cooper PHI vs. SD
60.Donnie Avery KC vs. Dal
61.Santana Moss WAS at GB
62.Eddie Royal SD at Phi
Note: Two scores, but only three targets on Monday night.
63.Jerome Simpson MIN at Chi
64.Harry Douglas ATL vs. StL
65.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Ten
66.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. SF
67.Nate Burleson DET at Ari
68.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at Cin
69.Stephen Hill NYJ at NE
Note: Could get more targets with Jeremy Kerley out this week.
70.Brandon LaFell CAR at Buf
71.Kendall Wright TEN at Hou
72.Brandon Gibson MIA at Ind
73.*Josh Boyce NE vs. NYJ
Note: Could be a factor with Amendola out.
74.Davone Bess CLE at Bal
75.Ace Sanders JAC at Oak
Note: Had nine targets in his NFL debut, alas that translated into just 14 yards.
76.Jason Avant PHI vs. SD
77.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at Chi
78.Jacoby Ford OAK vs. Jax
79.Quinton Patton SF at Sea
80.Robert Woods BUF vs. Car
81.Dexter McCluster KC vs. Dal
82.Nick Toon NO at TB
Note: Only on the field for 14 plays last week.
83.Markus Wheaton PIT at Cin
84.Keenan Allen SD at Phi
85.*Danny Amendola NE vs. NYJ
Note: Groin injury - many observers expect him to miss Thursday night's game. Doubtful for Thursday, perhaps even the next two weeks.
86.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ at NE
Note: (Concussion) Did not practice Tuesday. Out this week.
87.*Aaron Dobson NE vs. NYJ
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in practice Tuesday after missing Week 1. Listed as questionable for Thursday.
88.*Jacoby Jones BAL vs. Cle
Note: Sprained MCL - could be out 4-to-6 weeks.
89.Josh Gordon CLE at Bal
Note: One more week.
90.Justin Blackmon JAC at Oak
Note: Three more weeks.

Tight Ends

1.Jimmy Graham NO at TB
2.Vernon Davis SF at Sea
3.Jason Witten DAL at KC
4.Jared Cook STL at Atl
Note: Lived up to the hype with a monster game against the Cardinals.
5.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. StL
6.Jordan Cameron CLE at Bal
Note: The most effective part of the Cleveland offense last week.
7.Greg Olsen CAR at Buf
8.Julius Thomas DEN at NYG
9.*Owen Daniels HOU vs. Ten
Note: (Back/Groin) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Full practice Friday. ***
10.*Jermichael Finley GB vs. Was
Note: Had a horrible drop that led to an INT, but also caught a TD later. (Toe) Limited in practice Thursday. *** Still limited Friday, but expected to play. ***
11.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Min
12.Brandon Myers NYG vs. Den
Note: Garbage Time counts too!
13.Brandon Pettigrew DET at Ari
Note: Could bounce back this week - the Cardinals really struggled against Jared Cook last week.
14.Antonio Gates SD at Phi
15.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Chi
16.Brent Celek PHI vs. SD
17.*Kellen Winslow NYJ at NE
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
18.Dallas Clark BAL vs. Cle
Note: On one hand, he had a whopping 12 targets thanks to the game situation. On the other hand, he had a big fumble, a big drop and got beaten up pretty badly by the Denver secondary.
19.Charles Clay MIA at Ind
20.Tyler Eifert CIN vs. Pit
21.Fred Davis WAS at GB
22.Coby Fleener IND vs. Mia
23.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Pit
24.Zach Miller SEA vs. SF
25.Ed Dickson BAL vs. Cle
Note: Took a backseat to Dallas Clark in Week 1.
26.Delanie Walker TEN at Hou
27.Tony Scheffler DET at Ari
28.Anthony Fasano KC vs. Dal
29.*Zach Sudfeld NE vs. NYJ
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice participant Tuesday. Listed as questionable.
30.Ben Watson NO at TB
31.Zach Ertz PHI vs. SD
32.Scott Chandler BUF vs. Car
33.*Dwayne Allen IND vs. Mia
Note: Hip injury - MRI showed no structural damage. Did not practice Thursday. *** Downgraded to doubtful. ***
34.*Jeff Cumberland NYJ at NE
Note: Limited with a head injury in practice Tuesday, though he's not in the concussion protocol.
35.*Joel Dreessen DEN at NYG
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Monday. *** Declared out last week. ***
36.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. NYJ
Note: Limited practice participant Tuesday - doubtful for Week 2.
37.*Rob Housler ARZ vs. Det
Note: (Ankle) Will miss Week 2 against the Lions.
38.*Marcedes Lewis JAC at Oak
Note: (Calf) Status against the Raiders this week is uncertain. Did not practice Thursday. *** Doubtful again for this week. ***
39.*David Ausberry OAK vs. Jax
40.*Heath Miller PIT at Cin
Note: (Knee) Will be limited in practice again this week. *** Declared out for Monday night. ***

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. SD
Note: A massive 31 carries for McCoy on Monday night, with another nine for Bryce Brown.
2.Adrian Peterson MIN at Chi
Note: Peterson had 78 yards on his first carry, and then 15 on his next 17 carries. Teams are going to force Christian Ponder to beat them, or at least not lose it for them all season long.
3.Matt Forte CHI vs. Min
Note: Huge matchup this week against the Vikes.
4.Doug Martin TB vs. NO
Note: Not a great season opener, but take a look around - virtually nobody was happy, and there were plenty worse performances out there.
5.Calvin Johnson DET at Ari
6.Demaryius Thomas DEN at NYG
7.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Min
8.A.J. Green CIN vs. Pit
9.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Ten
10.Ray Rice BAL vs. Cle
11.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. Dal
Note: Dealing with a bruised quad. Sat out practice Wednesday, but expected to practice Thursday. *** Practiced Thursday and Friday, expected to play. ***
12.C.J. Spiller BUF vs. Car
Note: Miserable season opener - lost a fumble, and was outgained by Fred Jackson.
13.*Reggie Bush DET at Ari
Note: Played through a dislocated thumb and a groin injury last week against the Vikes. Full participant in Wednesday's practice. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
14.*Stevan Ridley NE vs. NYJ
Note: Didn't get on the field after losing a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, but now Shane Vereen is out for the next eight weeks, minimum. Apparently he's dealing with a shoulder injury, though he practiced Tuesday.
15.*Julio Jones ATL vs. StL
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. *** Both Jones and White are questionable but expected to play. Mild downgrade here. ***
16.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Det
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in Thursday's practice. *** Listed as questionable, but expected to play. ***
17.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Den
18.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. SD
19.Pierre Garcon WAS at GB
20.Jimmy Graham NO at TB
21.DeMarco Murray DAL at KC
22.Trent Richardson CLE at Bal
Note: Saw a lot of eight-man fronts with Josh Gordon out.
23.Arian Foster HOU vs. Ten
Note: Had more carries than Tate on a 2:1 ratio, though Tate was more effective.
24.Chris Johnson TEN at Hou
25.Darren Sproles NO at TB
26.*Marques Colston NO at TB
Note: (Foot) Full participant in Wednesday's practice. Could draw Revis this week.
27.Randall Cobb GB vs. Was
28.Vincent Jackson TB vs. NO
29.Reggie Wayne IND vs. Mia
30.*Dez Bryant DAL at KC
Note: MRI revealed a mild foot sprain suffered late in the win over the Giants. Able to practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
31.*Wes Welker DEN at NYG
Note: Limited with an ankle injury Wednesday. *** Full practice Thursday and Friday - listed as questionable, but expected to play. ***
32.Anquan Boldin SF at Sea
33.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Was
Note: Not a great YPA last week, but consider who was the opponent.
34.Steven Jackson ATL vs. StL
35.Vernon Davis SF at Sea
36.Darren McFadden OAK vs. Jax
Note: Could have had a huge day, but had a touchdown overturned because he didn't get his second foot in-bounds.
37.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Oak
38.Frank Gore SF at Sea
39.Alfred Morris WAS at GB
Note: Rough first game, but salvaged from a fantasy perspective with a third quarter touchdown, and the Redskins stayed patient with him.
40.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. SF
Note: Only 2.5 yards per carry in the opener.
41.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Was
42.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Den
43.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Dal
44.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Cle
45.Miles Austin DAL at KC
46.Jason Witten DAL at KC
47.Jared Cook STL at Atl
Note: Lived up to the hype with a monster game against the Cardinals.
48.Ryan Mathews SD at Phi
Note: Not very productive following his season-opening touchdown reception - the first of his career. Just 33 yards on 13 carries.
49.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Buf
Note: Ran effectively, but lost a critical fumble against the Seahawks.
50.*Ahmad Bradshaw IND vs. Mia
Note: (Foot) Limited to just seven carries last week to 13 for Ballard.
51.*Daryl Richardson STL at Atl
Note: Richardson was dealing with a sore foot most of the game, but still had 20 carries to just one for Zac Stacy. Did not practice Wednesday - described as a rest day. *** (Foot) Listed as probable. ***
52.Mike Williams TB vs. NO
53.Cecil Shorts JAC at Oak
Note: Had 11 targets and now gets Henne - don't be discouraged about the Week 1 dud. (Groin) Limited Wednesday.
54.*Julian Edelman NE vs. NYJ
Note: If Amendola can't go, Edelman could get a ludicrous number of targets - so many of the Pats' options are hurt right now.
55.*Eric Decker DEN at NYG
Note: (Shoulder) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
56.Denarius Moore OAK vs. Jax
57.Steve Smith CAR at Buf
58.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. StL
59.Jordan Cameron CLE at Bal
Note: The most effective part of the Cleveland offense last week.
60.*Owen Daniels HOU vs. Ten
Note: (Back/Groin) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Full practice Friday. ***
61.Greg Olsen CAR at Buf
62.Lance Moore NO at TB
63.Antonio Brown PIT at Cin
64.*Roddy White ATL vs. StL
Note: We'll have to watch his practice status really closely after the Falcons revealed Sunday morning that his injury was actually a high ankle sprain. Did not practice Wednesday.
65.Lamar Miller MIA at Ind
Note: Perhaps the biggest healthy dud of Week 1, with just three yards on 10 carries, and Daniel Thomas took the goal line carry.
66.*Rashard Mendenhall ARZ vs. Det
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
67.Bryce Brown PHI vs. SD
68.Vick Ballard IND vs. Mia
Note: Ballard drew praise for blitz pickups last week, which should go far towards keeping him on the field, even with Ahmad Bradshaw getting healthier. *** TORN ACL, OUT FOR THE SEASON. ***
69.*Isaac Redman PIT at Cin
Note: Woeful Week 1, but he'll start again this week despite the Steelers re-signing Dwyer. The Pouncey injury really hurts the running game, though.
70.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Pit
71.*David Wilson NYG vs. Den
Note: Benched after two soul-crushing fumbles and a blown blocking assignment that led to a sack. He'll be valuable again at some point this season, but there are no guarantees for this week. Giants signed Brandon Jacobs, and Tom Coughlin hasn't yet committed to Wilson starting this week. *** Listed as the starter again on Friday's depth chart - that's enough for me to bump him up, even though there's no guarantee on his workload. ***
72.Joique Bell DET at Ari
Note: Got the goal line carries last week and Reggie Bush is banged up. One of the better backups out there.
73.Knowshon Moreno DEN at NYG
Note: Got most of the snaps for the Broncos last Thursday.
74.Steve Johnson BUF vs. Car
75.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Mia
76.Golden Tate SEA vs. SF
77.Kenbrell Thompkins NE vs. NYJ
78.Tavon Austin STL at Atl
79.Brian Hartline MIA at Ind
Note: Had a whopping 15 targets in Week 1, but I think that might have been a product of the matchups against the Browns.
80.James Jones GB vs. Was
Note: Shut out on just two targets.
81.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Den
82.Julius Thomas DEN at NYG
83.*Jermichael Finley GB vs. Was
Note: Had a horrible drop that led to an INT, but also caught a TD later. (Toe) Limited in practice Thursday. *** Still limited Friday, but expected to play. ***
84.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Min
85.Brandon Myers NYG vs. Den
Note: Garbage Time counts too!
86.Brandon Pettigrew DET at Ari
Note: Could bounce back this week - the Cardinals really struggled against Jared Cook last week.
87.Bilal Powell NYJ at NE
Note: Powell was marginally better than Ivory last week, but neither were good.
88.Pierre Thomas NO at TB
89.Fred Jackson BUF vs. Car
90.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Pit
Note: Just four carries and two targets last week against the Bears, compared to 14 carries for Green-Ellis.
91.*Da'Rel Scott NYG vs. Den
Note: Took over after Wilson was benched. Sore knee, but took part in a full practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable. ***
92.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. StL
93.Roy Helu WAS at GB
Note: Limited to passing downs last week, even with Alfred Morris's early miscues.
94.Robert Turbin SEA vs. SF
95.Kenny Britt TEN at Hou
96.*Marlon Brown BAL vs. Cle
Note: Taking over with Jacoby Jones hurt.
97.Greg Jennings MIN at Chi
98.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Pit
99.Malcom Floyd SD at Phi
100.Vincent Brown SD at Phi
Note: Only had four targets in Week 1, but at least he scored on one of them.
101.Antonio Gates SD at Phi
102.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Chi
103.Brent Celek PHI vs. SD
104.*Kellen Winslow NYJ at NE
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
105.Dallas Clark BAL vs. Cle
Note: On one hand, he had a whopping 12 targets thanks to the game situation. On the other hand, he had a big fumble, a big drop and got beaten up pretty badly by the Denver secondary.

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. NYJ
2.Justin Tucker BAL vs. Cle
3.Matt Bryant ATL vs. StL
4.Randy Bullock HOU vs. Ten
Note: One-for-2 in his first regular season.
5.Matt Prater DEN at NYG
6.Blair Walsh MIN at Chi
7.Greg Zuerlein STL at Atl
8.Alex Henery PHI vs. SD
9.Josh Brown NYG vs. Den
10.Phil Dawson SF at Sea
11.Robbie Gould CHI vs. Min
Note: Nailed a career-high 58 yarder that ultimately provided the margin of victory in Week 1.
12.Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. Jax
13.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. SF
14.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. Mia
15.Mason Crosby GB vs. Was
16.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Pit
17.Garrett Hartley NO at TB
18.Dan Bailey DAL at KC
19.David Akers DET at Ari
20.Billy Cundiff CLE at Bal
21.Ryan Succop KC vs. Dal
22.Rob Bironas TEN at Hou
23.Caleb Sturgis MIA at Ind
Note: The next solid rookie kicker? Three-for-three in his debut.
24.Nick Novak SD at Phi
25.Josh Scobee JAC at Oak
26.*John Potter WAS at GB
Note: *** Replaces an injured Kai Forbath. ***
27.Jay Feely ARZ vs. Det
28.Dan Carpenter BUF vs. Car
29.Graham Gano CAR at Buf
30.Rian Lindell TB vs. NO
31.Nick Folk NYJ at NE
32.*Shaun Suisham PIT at Cin
Note: Dealing with a hamstring injury - conflicting reports about its severity. But there's a chance he could kick this week. The team signed Shayne Graham as insurance. Limited Thursday. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
33.Dustin Hopkins BUF vs. Car
Note: (Groin) Did not practice Thursday.
34.*Kai Forbath WAS at GB
Note: *** Out with a groin injury. ***

Defenses

1.Chicago Bears vs. Min
2.New England Patriots vs. NYJ
3.Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pit
4.Seattle Seahawks vs. SF
5.Houston Texans vs. Ten
6.*Pittsburgh Steelers at Cin
Note: Larry Foote suffered a torn biceps and is out for the season.
7.San Francisco 49ers at Sea
8.Cleveland Browns at Bal
9.Kansas City Chiefs vs. Dal
10.Miami Dolphins at Ind
Note: Another monster game from Cameron Wake.
11.Baltimore Ravens vs. Cle
12.*Oakland Raiders vs. Jax
Note: Tyvon Branch injured his shoulder in the loss to the Colts.
13.St. Louis Rams at Atl
14.Detroit Lions at Ari
15.Tennessee Titans at Hou
16.*Dallas Cowboys at KC
Note: Morris Claiborne (shoulder) is expected to play this week.
17.Indianapolis Colts vs. Mia
18.Carolina Panthers at Buf
19.New York Jets at NE
20.Arizona Cardinals vs. Det
21.Jacksonville Jaguars at Oak
22.*Philadelphia Eagles vs. SD
Note: The Eagles could be without CB Bradley Fletcher (concussion) this week.
23.*New York Giants vs. Den
Note: Prince Amukamara (concussion) might be able to play against Denver.
24.Atlanta Falcons vs. StL
25.Buffalo Bills vs. Car
26.New Orleans Saints at TB
27.*Denver Broncos at NYG
Note: Champ Bailey (foot) sat out the opener and didn't practice Monday.
28.Green Bay Packers vs. Was
29.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. NO
30.San Diego Chargers at Phi
31.*Washington Redskins at GB
Note: Good debut for S Bacarri Rambo - though that's in part because the Eagles were crushing the Redskins' front 7 in the run game. Ryan Kerrigan left with a concussion, however.
32.Minnesota Vikings at Chi