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Weekly Rankings: Week 1 Value Meter

Jeff Erickson

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

Sunday Update Complete

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: four 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.

(On a quick aside - our research shows that even though PPR leagues are becoming more popular, standard scoring leagues still outpace them, and moreover there are more 1/2pt PPR leagues coming into play as leagues adjust to the higher passing environment in the NFL. Beyond that, it makes more sense to create PPR rankings for the Flex position, and extrapolate those across the individual positions than it does in reverse. You may choose to disagree, but my stance here is pretty inflexible.)

Typically, this article will be posted on Tuesday evenings, roughly around 7:00 pm PT. However, for Week 1 they are up early. ***These are not draft rankings. They are solely for the given week of the season.***

I will update these during the week, usually twice per week to account for injury or other news during practice. The timing of those updates will vary based on the news at hand and my schedule for the given week. But the first of those updates usually won't happen until Thursday. At any rate, I will post a "last updated" note at the top of the article, or an "update in progress" note if it's while I'm doing it. If there is no such note, that means it's my first pass at the rankings for this current week.

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?". And then refer to the rankings again before asking a generic starting decision question. If you really desire a response to a starting question that doesn't have added complexity, please use our Ask An Expert service - it comes with your subscription. My response will correspond with the rankings.

Quarterback

1.Aaron Rodgers GB at Jax
2.Russell Wilson SEA vs. Mia
3.Kirk Cousins WAS vs. Pit
4.Drew Brees NO vs. Oak
5.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Was
6.Derek Carr OAK at NO
7.Carson Palmer ARZ vs. NE
8.Eli Manning NYG at Dal
9.Blake Bortles JAC vs. GB
10.Jameis Winston TB at Atl
11.*Andrew Luck IND vs. Det
Note: The Colts' offensive line has looked miserable this preseason, but I want to make sure I'm not reading too much into the preseason. Limited in Wednesday's practice due to shoulder soreness, which Will Carroll described as fraying in the labrum. ***Full participant in Friday's practice, not on the injury list.***
12.Tyrod Taylor BUF at Bal
13.Philip Rivers SD at KC
14.Matt Ryan ATL vs. TB
15.Matthew Stafford DET at Ind
16.Cam Newton CAR at Den
Note: Can Cam better solve the puzzle that is the Denver defense? It seems unlikely, especially in Denver.
17.*Joe Flacco BAL vs. Buf
Note: (Knee) Not on the PUP list to begin training camp.
18.Alex Smith KC vs. SD
19.Marcus Mariota TEN vs. Min
20.Andy Dalton CIN at NYJ
21.*Dak Prescott DAL vs. NYG
Note: Starting now that Tony Romo is out.
22.*Jimmy Garoppolo NE at Ari
Note: Starting the first four weeks with Brady suspended.
23.Brock Osweiler HOU vs. Chi
24.Robert Griffin CLE at Phi
25.*Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ vs. Cin
Note: Re-signed with the Jets and has looked rusty in the preseason.
26.Jay Cutler CHI at Hou
27.*Carson Wentz PHI vs. Cle
Note: (Ribs) Will start so long as he's healthy enough - otherwise Chase Daniel will get the nod after the Sam Bradford trade. Getting all first-team reps this week, will get the start.
28.*Trevor Siemian DEN vs. Car
Note: Beat out Mark Sanchez for the starting job - Sanchez was subsequently cut.
29.*Shaun Hill MIN at Ten
Note: Back to reserve duty after the Bradford trade. Still might start after all - decision might come down to right before kickoff. ***Hill is expected to start ahead of Bradford.***
30.*Blaine Gabbert SF vs. LA
Note: Officially named the starter.
31.Ryan Tannehill MIA at Sea
32.*Case Keenum LA at SF
Note: Named the Rams' starter to begin the season.
33.*Sam Bradford MIN at Ten
Note: Traded to the Vikings a week before the start of the season, will start in Week 1. As it turns out, the decision on who to start hasn't yet been made. Shaun Hill led drills Wednesday. The Vikes want to make sure that Bradford knows the offense before starting him. ***Hill is expected to start ahead of Bradford.***
34.*Chase Daniel PHI vs. Cle
Note: Possible starter if Wentz (ribs) can't go. It appears that Wentz will be ready to play.
35.*Jared Goff LA at SF
Note: Beginning the year as the third string QB?
36.*Tony Romo DAL vs. NYG
Note: (Back) Out to 8-10 weeks. Will be kept on the 53-man roster instead of IR-to-return.
37.*Tom Brady NE at Ari
Note: Suspended for the first four games.
38.*Teddy Bridgewater MIN at Ten
Note: Out for the season with a horrific non-contact injury.

Running Backs

1.David Johnson ARZ vs. NE
2.Todd Gurley LA at SF
3.*Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. NYG
Note: Facing a domestic violence accusation, still under investigation. But Week 1 status not in doubt. Won't be charged by the DA's office, NFL still investigating. Meanwhile, he declared his previously injured hamstring to be 100%.
4.Lamar Miller HOU vs. Chi
5.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. TB
6.Adrian Peterson MIN at Ten
7.Eddie Lacy GB at Jax
8.LeSean McCoy BUF at Bal
9.Doug Martin TB at Atl
10.Mark Ingram NO vs. Oak
11.*Spencer Ware KC vs. SD
Note: Might start in Week 1, and perhaps beyond, with Jamaal Charles slow to recover from knee surgery. ***Charles officially won't play in Week 1. Might be a little less valuable in PPR leagues if West is healthy, as West tended to be the pass-catching back late last season.***
12.DeAngelo Williams PIT at Was
13.Ryan Mathews PHI vs. Cle
14.C.J. Anderson DEN vs. Car
Note: The Broncos paid big to keep Anderson - I think he'll get heavy usage.
15.DeMarco Murray TEN vs. Min
16.Matt Forte NYJ vs. Cin
17.Latavius Murray OAK at NO
Note: Will lose snaps on passing downs to DeAndre Washington.
18.Rashad Jennings NYG at Dal
19.Jeremy Langford CHI at Hou
20.*Christine Michael SEA vs. Mia
Note: How much are you buying into the re-dedicated Michael? More importantly, how much are Pete Carroll and the Seahawks buying into it? Could emerge into a full timeshare with Rawls, maybe even higher. Listed ahead of Rawls on the Seahawks' Week 1 depth chart. ***Officially starting in Week 1, though Rawls will also play.***
21.*T.J. Yeldon JAC vs. GB
Note: Could get more work than usual if Chris Ivory's calf injury limits him. ***Ivory a late scratch.***
22.*Melvin Gordon SD at KC
Note: (Knee) Two long touchdowns in the preseason - knee is no longer a concern. Will he get the goal line carries this year?
23.Frank Gore IND vs. Det
24.*Carlos Hyde SF vs. LA
Note: Still in the concussion protocol after suffering a concussion in the third preseason game. Out of the concussion protocol, full practice Thursday.
25.*Matt Jones WAS vs. Pit
Note: Suffered a second-degree sprain in the AC joint of his shoulder and missed the last two preseason games. Full practice Wednesday and Thursday, shed the non-contact jersey Thursday. ***Full participant in practice all week, still listed as questionable - get used to 'questionable' meaning nothing this year.***
26.Giovani Bernard CIN at NYJ
27.*LeGarrette Blount NE at Ari
Note: (Knee) Avoided the PUP list in training camp, and then saw Tyler Gaffney cut and Dion Lewis go on the PUP list for the regular season. Sharing time with James White.
28.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Den
29.Jeremy Hill CIN at NYJ
30.Isaiah Crowell CLE at Phi
31.Ameer Abdullah DET at Ind
Note: It appears that Abdullah will get a similar workload to last season, with Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner also in the mix.
32.Arian Foster MIA at Sea
33.*Duke Johnson CLE at Phi
Note: He and Gio Bernard are my two favorite 'time-share' running backs. Hue Jackson is going to find lots of ways to make him work.
34.Charles Sims TB at Atl
35.*Thomas Rawls SEA vs. Mia
Note: (Ankle) Made his preseason debut in the fourth preseason game. Should be ready for Week 1, but will Christine Michael cut into his workload? Not listed on the injury report, but listed behind Michael on the depth chart for this week. ***Rawls missed one practice with an illness this week, but still will play in Week 1, though Michael will start.***
36.*Danny Woodhead SD at KC
Note: (Ankle) Fully healthy for the start of training camp.
37.*Justin Forsett BAL vs. Buf
Note: Small surprise - released by the Ravens in the last round of cuts. However, he could still re-sign with the team and even play a significant Week 1 role. Officially re-signed by the Ravens and could be the starter.
38.*Terrance West BAL vs. Buf
Note: Profile raised following the Ravens' waiver of Justin Forsett and Kenneth Dixon's injury.
39.*Theo Riddick DET at Ind
Note: ***Small bump up - like the matchup.***
40.Derrick Henry TEN vs. Min
41.*Alfred Morris DAL vs. NYG
Note: Has emerged as Elliott's handcuff with a strong preseason and with McFadden hurt.
42.*James White NE at Ari
Note: Much bigger profile with Dion Lewis on the PUP list to begin the season. Blount will get more carries, White will get the receptions.
43.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. Cin
44.*Shaun Draughn SF vs. LA
Note: (Ribs) Might start if Hyde remains in the concussion protocol, though his health isn't guaranteed yet. Full go at Wednesday's practice.
45.*Devontae Booker DEN vs. Car
Note: Pass-catching ability could earn him extra playing time. We'll see if he can block.
46.Darren Sproles PHI vs. Cle
47.Shane Vereen NYG at Dal
48.DeAndre Washington OAK at NO
49.Tevin Coleman ATL vs. TB
50.*Charcandrick West KC vs. SD
Note: (Elbow) Full participant at Wednesday's practice. ***Jamaal Charles officially won't play Sunday.***
51.James Starks GB at Jax
52.*Chris Thompson WAS vs. Pit
Note: Missed the preseason with a shoulder injury. And that's always been the drawback with him, suffering injuries at exactly the wrong time. Practiced without limitation Thursday, not on the injury list.
53.Chris Johnson ARZ vs. NE
54.Javorius Allen BAL vs. Buf
55.*Jordan Howard CHI at Hou
Note: Could eventually end up as the Bears' goal line back. Appears to be the top backup behind Langford.
56.C.J. Spiller NO vs. Oak
57.*Jerick McKinnon MIN at Ten
Note: Missed the final preseason game with an 'undisclosed injury.' Foot injury, did not practice Thursday.
58.Benny Cunningham LA at SF
59.*Kenyan Drake MIA at Sea
Note: ***Top backup to Foster with Ajayi not even making the trip.***
60.*Mike Davis SF vs. LA
Note: Carlos Hyde is in the concussion protocol and Shaun Draughn is a little banged up too. Might get a decent run in Week 1.
61.Mike Gillislee BUF at Bal
62.Cameron Artis-Payne CAR at Den
63.Robert Turbin IND vs. Det
64.Andre Ellington ARZ vs. NE
65.C.J. Prosise SEA vs. Mia
66.*Rob Kelley WAS vs. Pit
Note: Could get a lot of action in Week 1 - Keith Marshall is out for the season, plus both Matt Jones and Chris Thompson have injuries of their own. His range is all the way from starter to third on the depth chart. Right now it's looking more like third, with both Jones and Thompson practicing. ***Some suggestions by the coaching staff that it will be a rotation of all three backs, though that could still end up meaning that one of them gets 3-4 carries.***
67.Paul Perkins NYG at Dal
68.Ka'Deem Carey CHI at Hou
69.*Jonathan Williams BUF at Bal
Note: (Ribs) Practiced without limitation Thursday.
70.*Josh Ferguson IND vs. Det
Note: Made the Colts' initial 53-man roster, but only barely. Jordan Todman is ahead of him.
71.Alfred Blue HOU vs. Chi
72.Lance Dunbar DAL vs. NYG
73.Jordan Todman IND vs. Det
74.Tyler Ervin HOU vs. Chi
75.Daniel Lasco NO vs. Oak
76.Alex Collins SEA vs. Mia
77.Kenjon Barner PHI vs. Cle
78.Zach Zenner DET at Ind
79.Tim Hightower NO vs. Oak
80.*Chris Ivory JAC vs. GB
Note: (Calf) Limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday. ***Late scratch, hospitalized Saturday night.***
81.*Jay Ajayi MIA at Sea
Note: ***Left off the active roster for Week 1 on a coaches decision. Abandon all hope ye who enter here.***
82.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. SD
Note: (Knee) Behind schedule in his rehab, might not be ready to play in Week 1. Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Officially won't play in Week 1.***
83.*Wendell Smallwood PHI vs. Cle
Note: In the concussion protocol - battling with Kenjon Barner to be the top backup to Ryan Mathews.
84.*Kenneth Dixon BAL vs. Buf
Note: MCL tear, out for four weeks as of the third preseason games.
85.*Le'Veon Bell PIT at Was
Note: Suspension reduced to three games.
86.*Dion Lewis NE at Ari
Note: (Knee) Will begin the year on the PUP list. Out for the first six weeks.
87.*Darren McFadden DAL vs. NYG
Note: (Elbow) Placed on the reserve non-football injury list, will miss the first six games.
88.*Branden Oliver SD at KC
Note: Placed on IR with an Achilles' tendon rupture.
89.*Keith Marshall WAS vs. Pit
Note: (Elbow) Out for the year.

Wide Receivers

1.Antonio Brown PIT at Was
2.Odell Beckham NYG at Dal
3.Allen Robinson JAC vs. GB
4.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Chi
5.*Julio Jones ATL vs. TB
Note: Injured his ankle in the third preseason game, hasn't practiced since. Should return on Wednesday. Limited practice Wednesday, full practice Thursday.
6.*A.J. Green CIN at NYJ
Note: Injured his knee in the third preseason game against Jacksonville, but he and the team immediately downplayed the injury. Not on the Bengals' initial injury report.
7.Mike Evans TB at Atl
8.Brandin Cooks NO vs. Oak
9.Keenan Allen SD at KC
10.Amari Cooper OAK at NO
11.Alshon Jeffery CHI at Hou
12.*Sammy Watkins BUF at Bal
Note: Watching closely to see how his foot holds up.
13.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Det
14.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. NYG
Note: Foot wasn't a problem at training camp, but then he missed some time with a concussion. Appears to be fine now, but receiving throws from Dak Prescott instead of Tony Romo. Not on the Cowboys' initial injury report.
15.*Brandon Marshall NYJ vs. Cin
Note: Dealt with a sore hip in the preseason, though the Jets have expressed that they weren't concerned. Full practice Thursday.
16.*Jordy Nelson GB at Jax
Note: (Knee) Began training camp on the PUP list, has only been practicing for a week. Not on the injury report, 'no restrictions' for Sunday's game.
17.Randall Cobb GB at Jax
18.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Mia
19.Jeremy Maclin KC vs. SD
20.Donte Moncrief IND vs. Det
21.*Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Car
Note: ***Underwent an MRI for a hip injury after the Thursday night game - Week 2 is in doubt.***
22.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. NE
23.*Julian Edelman NE at Ari
Note: (Foot) Started camp on the active/PUP list.
24.*Golden Tate DET at Ind
Note: Landed on the injury list with an ankle problem, but had a full practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable but had another full practice Friday.***
25.Allen Hurns JAC vs. GB
26.Eric Decker NYJ vs. Cin
27.Tyler Lockett SEA vs. Mia
28.*John Brown ARZ vs. NE
Note: Returned to action in the preseason finale, but missed significant time to a concussion and subsequent setbacks. Clear for now. Not on the Cardinals' injury report.
29.Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. Car
30.DeSean Jackson WAS vs. Pit
31.Jarvis Landry MIA at Sea
32.*Jordan Matthews PHI vs. Cle
Note: Missed most of the preseason with a bone bruise in his knee. Not on Wednesday's injury report.
33.*Kelvin Benjamin CAR at Den
Note: Some conditioning concerns, could see limited snaps early on.
34.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. NE
Note: MCL injury in the preseason, should be ready for Week 1. Not listed on the Cardinals' initial injury report.
35.Marvin Jones DET at Ind
36.Willie Snead NO vs. Oak
37.Michael Crabtree OAK at NO
38.Kamar Aiken BAL vs. Buf
39.Stefon Diggs MIN at Ten
40.Mohamed Sanu ATL vs. TB
41.Torrey Smith SF vs. LA
42.Rishard Matthews TEN vs. Min
43.Corey Coleman CLE at Phi
44.Vincent Jackson TB at Atl
45.Travis Benjamin SD at KC
46.Sterling Shepard NYG at Dal
47.Tavon Austin LA at SF
48.Eli Rogers PIT at Was
49.*Tajae Sharpe TEN vs. Min
Note: Starting after DGB was traded to the Eagles.
50.*Chris Hogan NE at Ari
Note: ***(Shoulder) Listed as questionable, but practiced all week.***
51.*Steve Smith BAL vs. Buf
Note: (Foot) Began camp on the PUP list, has returned to practice, but Week 1 status in doubt. Not on the initial injury report, so status for Week 1 appears to be good.
52.Kenny Britt LA at SF
53.Devin Funchess CAR at Den
54.Mike Wallace BAL vs. Buf
55.Sammie Coates PIT at Was
56.*Will Fuller HOU vs. Chi
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Full participant Friday, not listed on the final injury report.***
57.*Kenny Stills MIA at Sea
Note: Had a better preseason than DeVante Parker and could start ahead of Parker, but also suffered a back injury late in the preseason. Practiced Wednesday, not on the injury report.
58.Dorial Green-Beckham PHI vs. Cle
Note: Traded to the Eagles - role there unclear, as is the QB situation.
59.Phillip Dorsett IND vs. Det
60.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Pit
61.*Michael Thomas NO vs. Oak
Note: ***(Ankle) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday, still expected to play.***
62.Terrance Williams DAL vs. NYG
63.*Kevin White CHI at Hou
Note: Popped up on the injury list Thursday with a hamstring problem. ***Still will play this week.***
64.Victor Cruz NYG at Dal
65.Tyrell Williams SD at KC
66.Jamison Crowder WAS vs. Pit
67.Nelson Agholor PHI vs. Cle
68.*Terrelle Pryor CLE at Phi
Note: Starting opposite Corey Coleman during Gordon's suspension.
69.*Chris Conley KC vs. SD
Note: Starting ahead of Albert Wilson.
70.Marqise Lee JAC vs. GB
71.Braxton Miller HOU vs. Chi
72.Eddie Royal CHI at Hou
73.Laquon Treadwell MIN at Ten
74.Tyler Boyd CIN at NYJ
75.Ted Ginn CAR at Den
76.Danny Amendola NE at Ari
77.Robert Woods BUF at Bal
78.*Charles Johnson MIN at Ten
Note: Limited in Wednesday's practice with a quad injury. ***Limited all week, listed as questionable.***
79.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. Mia
80.Brandon LaFell CIN at NYJ
81.Davante Adams GB at Jax
82.Jaelen Strong HOU vs. Chi
83.*Harry Douglas TEN vs. Min
Note: Primary slot receiver with Kendall Wright out.
84.Justin Hardy ATL vs. TB
85.*Jared Abbrederis GB at Jax
Note: Could be the Packers' third receiver - listed on the same level as Davante Adams, ahead of Ty Montgomery.
86.*Quinton Patton SF vs. LA
Note: Starting for the Niners after Ellington's injury.
87.Darrius Heyward-Bey PIT at Was
88.Seth Roberts OAK at NO
89.J.J. Nelson ARZ vs. NE
90.*Malcolm Mitchell NE at Ari
Note: (Elbow) Might be hampered in Week 1, but has big play potential down the line. Limited at Wednesday's practice.
91.Paul Richardson SEA vs. Mia
92.*Jeff Janis GB at Jax
Note: Broken hand in training camp, limited in activity. Has a chance to play Sunday. ***Listed as questionable.***
93.*Breshad Perriman BAL vs. Buf
Note: (Knee) Made preseason debut in the fourth preseason game - his first action since college.
94.*Josh Doctson WAS vs. Pit
Note: Suffered an Achilles injury early in training camp, only now is starting to get full practice action in. Limited practice Wednesday and Thursday.
95.*Markus Wheaton PIT at Was
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Thursday, but remember that because they play Monday night, this is the equivalent of the initial Wednesday practice. Wheaton has already said that he'll be able to play Monday. ***It turns out that we shouldn't trust the player's estimate - Wheaton will not play Monday night.***
96.*DeVante Parker MIA at Sea
Note: Poor preseason, hurt a week ago and drew criticism from the coaching staff on his ability to cope with the pain. (Hamstring) Unable to participate in practice Wednesday, 'non-participant' in the Dolphins' non-practice Thursday. ***Unlikely to play.***
97.*Kendall Wright TEN vs. Min
Note: Suffered a hamstring injury in the preseason, thinks he'll be ready for Week 1. Officially ruled out for Week 1.
98.*Josh Gordon CLE at Phi
Note: Set to be reinstated after a four-game suspension.
99.*Stevie Johnson SD at KC
Note: Out for the season.
100.*Bruce Ellington SF vs. LA
Note: On injured reserve with a torn hamstring. Quinton Patton starts in his place.

Tight Ends

1.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Pit
2.Travis Kelce KC vs. SD
3.Zach Ertz PHI vs. Cle
4.Greg Olsen CAR at Den
5.Antonio Gates SD at KC
6.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Min
7.Coby Fleener NO vs. Oak
8.Gary Barnidge CLE at Phi
9.*Martellus Bennett NE at Ari
Note: ***Bumped up with Gronk out.***
10.*Jared Cook GB at Jax
Note: Off the PUP list, looking good in the preseason.
11.Vance McDonald SF vs. LA
12.*Dwayne Allen IND vs. Det
Note: Dealt with hip soreness in the preseason. Not on the initial injury report.
13.*Eric Ebron DET at Ind
Note: Missed most of the preseason with an ankle injury, not certain he can play for Week 1 yet. Full practice Wednesday. ***Full practice all week - his 'questionable' listing might be there because 'probable' doesn't exist.***
14.Charles Clay BUF at Bal
15.*Zach Miller CHI at Hou
Note: Dealt with a concussion for most of the preseason, but has returned to practice. Not listed on Wednesday's injury report.
16.Julius Thomas JAC vs. GB
17.Clive Walford OAK at NO
18.*Jimmy Graham SEA vs. Mia
Note: (Knee) Trying to work his way back from a season-ending injury, early returns don't look good for Week 1. Full participant in Wednesday's practice and now looks like he might just play. I still am not looking to start him, however. ***Will play in Week 1.***
19.Jordan Cameron MIA at Sea
20.Jason Witten DAL vs. NYG
21.*Virgil Green DEN vs. Car
Note: Won the Broncos' starting job.
22.Jesse James PIT at Was
23.Cameron Brate TB at Atl
24.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Ten
25.Will Tye NYG at Dal
26.*Crockett Gillmore BAL vs. Buf
Note: Starting to look like the starter for the Ravens.
27.Tyler Higbee LA at SF
28.*Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB at Atl
Note: Demoted behind Cameron Brate, though still could get a decent workload.
29.Jacob Tamme ATL vs. TB
30.*Tyler Kroft CIN at NYJ
Note: (Knee) Could start as Eifert is unlikely to play.
31.Richard Rodgers GB at Jax
32.Lance Kendricks LA at SF
33.Ryan Griffin HOU vs. Chi
34.Larry Donnell NYG at Dal
35.*Maxx Williams BAL vs. Buf
Note: Returned to practice Saturday after missing significant time with an 'undisclosed' injury. Full participant in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable despite full practice all week.***
36.Hunter Henry SD at KC
37.*Dennis Pitta BAL vs. Buf
Note: Looked good in OTA's - does he have anything left in the tank? Lots of TEs in Baltimore, though. Expected to be ready for Week 1 after missing more time with a finger injury sustained early in training camp.
38.*Rob Gronkowski NE at Ari
Note: Dealing with a hamstring issue, conceded that he's less than 100 percent and not totally certain to play - though some inferences suggested that he will indeed play. If you can, protect yourself by adding Marcellus Bennett, Vance McDonald or Jesse James if they are available. ***Will be inactive Sunday night.***
39.*Jace Amaro TEN vs. Min
Note: Cut by the Jets, picked up by Tennessee.
40.*Tyler Eifert CIN at NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Targeting a Week 4 return.
41.*Ladarius Green PIT at Was
Note: Ankle/Concussion - Moved to the PUP list to begin the season.
42.*Ben Watson BAL vs. Buf
Note: Ruptured Achilles, out for the season.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Antonio Brown PIT at Was
2.Odell Beckham NYG at Dal
3.David Johnson ARZ vs. NE
4.Allen Robinson JAC vs. GB
5.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Chi
6.*Julio Jones ATL vs. TB
Note: Injured his ankle in the third preseason game, hasn't practiced since. Should return on Wednesday. Limited practice Wednesday, full practice Thursday.
7.*A.J. Green CIN at NYJ
Note: Injured his knee in the third preseason game against Jacksonville, but he and the team immediately downplayed the injury. Not on the Bengals' initial injury report.
8.Todd Gurley LA at SF
9.*Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. NYG
Note: Facing a domestic violence accusation, still under investigation. But Week 1 status not in doubt. Won't be charged by the DA's office, NFL still investigating. Meanwhile, he declared his previously injured hamstring to be 100%.
10.Mike Evans TB at Atl
11.Brandin Cooks NO vs. Oak
12.Keenan Allen SD at KC
13.Lamar Miller HOU vs. Chi
14.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. TB
15.Amari Cooper OAK at NO
16.Adrian Peterson MIN at Ten
17.Alshon Jeffery CHI at Hou
18.*Rob Gronkowski NE at Ari
Note: Dealing with a hamstring issue, conceded that he's less than 100 percent and not totally certain to play - though some inferences suggested that he will indeed play. If you can, protect yourself by adding Marcellus Bennett, Vance McDonald or Jesse James if they are available. ***Will be inactive Sunday night.***
19.*Sammy Watkins BUF at Bal
Note: Watching closely to see how his foot holds up.
20.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Det
21.LeSean McCoy BUF at Bal
22.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. NYG
Note: Foot wasn't a problem at training camp, but then he missed some time with a concussion. Appears to be fine now, but receiving throws from Dak Prescott instead of Tony Romo. Not on the Cowboys' initial injury report.
23.*Brandon Marshall NYJ vs. Cin
Note: Dealt with a sore hip in the preseason, though the Jets have expressed that they weren't concerned. Full practice Thursday.
24.Eddie Lacy GB at Jax
25.Doug Martin TB at Atl
26.Mark Ingram NO vs. Oak
27.Randall Cobb GB at Jax
28.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Mia
29.*Jordy Nelson GB at Jax
Note: (Knee) Began training camp on the PUP list, has only been practicing for a week. Not on the injury report, 'no restrictions' for Sunday's game.
30.Jeremy Maclin KC vs. SD
31.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Pit
32.DeAngelo Williams PIT at Was
33.Ryan Mathews PHI vs. Cle
34.Donte Moncrief IND vs. Det
35.*Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Car
Note: ***Underwent an MRI for a hip injury after the Thursday night game - Week 2 is in doubt.***
36.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. NE
37.Latavius Murray OAK at NO
Note: Will lose snaps on passing downs to DeAndre Washington.
38.C.J. Anderson DEN vs. Car
Note: The Broncos paid big to keep Anderson - I think he'll get heavy usage.
39.DeMarco Murray TEN vs. Min
40.*Julian Edelman NE at Ari
Note: (Foot) Started camp on the active/PUP list.
41.*Golden Tate DET at Ind
Note: Landed on the injury list with an ankle problem, but had a full practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable but had another full practice Friday.***
42.Allen Hurns JAC vs. GB
43.Eric Decker NYJ vs. Cin
44.*Spencer Ware KC vs. SD
Note: Might start in Week 1, and perhaps beyond, with Jamaal Charles slow to recover from knee surgery. ***Charles officially won't play in Week 1. Might be a little less valuable in PPR leagues if West is healthy, as West tended to be the pass-catching back late last season.***
45.Matt Forte NYJ vs. Cin
46.Rashad Jennings NYG at Dal
47.Giovani Bernard CIN at NYJ
48.*Danny Woodhead SD at KC
Note: (Ankle) Fully healthy for the start of training camp.
49.Travis Kelce KC vs. SD
50.Tyler Lockett SEA vs. Mia
51.*John Brown ARZ vs. NE
Note: Returned to action in the preseason finale, but missed significant time to a concussion and subsequent setbacks. Clear for now. Not on the Cardinals' injury report.
52.Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. Car
53.DeSean Jackson WAS vs. Pit
54.Jeremy Langford CHI at Hou
55.*Melvin Gordon SD at KC
Note: (Knee) Two long touchdowns in the preseason - knee is no longer a concern. Will he get the goal line carries this year?
56.Jarvis Landry MIA at Sea
57.*Duke Johnson CLE at Phi
Note: He and Gio Bernard are my two favorite 'time-share' running backs. Hue Jackson is going to find lots of ways to make him work.
58.*Christine Michael SEA vs. Mia
Note: How much are you buying into the re-dedicated Michael? More importantly, how much are Pete Carroll and the Seahawks buying into it? Could emerge into a full timeshare with Rawls, maybe even higher. Listed ahead of Rawls on the Seahawks' Week 1 depth chart. ***Officially starting in Week 1, though Rawls will also play.***
59.Arian Foster MIA at Sea
60.Charles Sims TB at Atl
61.*Theo Riddick DET at Ind
Note: ***Small bump up - like the matchup.***
62.*T.J. Yeldon JAC vs. GB
Note: Could get more work than usual if Chris Ivory's calf injury limits him. ***Ivory a late scratch.***
63.Frank Gore IND vs. Det
64.*Carlos Hyde SF vs. LA
Note: Still in the concussion protocol after suffering a concussion in the third preseason game. Out of the concussion protocol, full practice Thursday.
65.*Matt Jones WAS vs. Pit
Note: Suffered a second-degree sprain in the AC joint of his shoulder and missed the last two preseason games. Full practice Wednesday and Thursday, shed the non-contact jersey Thursday. ***Full participant in practice all week, still listed as questionable - get used to 'questionable' meaning nothing this year.***
66.Jeremy Hill CIN at NYJ
67.*Jordan Matthews PHI vs. Cle
Note: Missed most of the preseason with a bone bruise in his knee. Not on Wednesday's injury report.
68.*Kelvin Benjamin CAR at Den
Note: Some conditioning concerns, could see limited snaps early on.
69.*Markus Wheaton PIT at Was
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Thursday, but remember that because they play Monday night, this is the equivalent of the initial Wednesday practice. Wheaton has already said that he'll be able to play Monday. ***It turns out that we shouldn't trust the player's estimate - Wheaton will not play Monday night.***
70.Zach Ertz PHI vs. Cle
71.Greg Olsen CAR at Den
72.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. Cin
73.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. NE
Note: MCL injury in the preseason, should be ready for Week 1. Not listed on the Cardinals' initial injury report.
74.Marvin Jones DET at Ind
75.Willie Snead NO vs. Oak
76.Michael Crabtree OAK at NO
77.Kamar Aiken BAL vs. Buf
78.Stefon Diggs MIN at Ten
79.*Shaun Draughn SF vs. LA
Note: (Ribs) Might start if Hyde remains in the concussion protocol, though his health isn't guaranteed yet. Full go at Wednesday's practice.
80.*Justin Forsett BAL vs. Buf
Note: Small surprise - released by the Ravens in the last round of cuts. However, he could still re-sign with the team and even play a significant Week 1 role. Officially re-signed by the Ravens and could be the starter.
81.Darren Sproles PHI vs. Cle
82.*James White NE at Ari
Note: Much bigger profile with Dion Lewis on the PUP list to begin the season. Blount will get more carries, White will get the receptions.
83.Shane Vereen NYG at Dal
84.Ameer Abdullah DET at Ind
Note: It appears that Abdullah will get a similar workload to last season, with Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner also in the mix.
85.*LeGarrette Blount NE at Ari
Note: (Knee) Avoided the PUP list in training camp, and then saw Tyler Gaffney cut and Dion Lewis go on the PUP list for the regular season. Sharing time with James White.
86.*Thomas Rawls SEA vs. Mia
Note: (Ankle) Made his preseason debut in the fourth preseason game. Should be ready for Week 1, but will Christine Michael cut into his workload? Not listed on the injury report, but listed behind Michael on the depth chart for this week. ***Rawls missed one practice with an illness this week, but still will play in Week 1, though Michael will start.***
87.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Den
88.Antonio Gates SD at KC
89.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Min
90.Mohamed Sanu ATL vs. TB
91.Corey Coleman CLE at Phi
92.Vincent Jackson TB at Atl
93.Isaiah Crowell CLE at Phi
94.*Terrance West BAL vs. Buf
Note: Profile raised following the Ravens' waiver of Justin Forsett and Kenneth Dixon's injury.
95.Javorius Allen BAL vs. Buf
96.Derrick Henry TEN vs. Min
97.*Jerick McKinnon MIN at Ten
Note: Missed the final preseason game with an 'undisclosed injury.' Foot injury, did not practice Thursday.
98.Travis Benjamin SD at KC
99.Torrey Smith SF vs. LA
100.Sterling Shepard NYG at Dal
101.Rishard Matthews TEN vs. Min
102.*Chris Ivory JAC vs. GB
Note: (Calf) Limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday. ***Late scratch, hospitalized Saturday night.***
103.Tavon Austin LA at SF
104.Coby Fleener NO vs. Oak
105.Gary Barnidge CLE at Phi
106.*Jared Cook GB at Jax
Note: Off the PUP list, looking good in the preseason.
107.*Michael Thomas NO vs. Oak
Note: ***(Ankle) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday, still expected to play.***
108.*Chris Hogan NE at Ari
Note: ***(Shoulder) Listed as questionable, but practiced all week.***
109.Kenny Britt LA at SF
110.*Tajae Sharpe TEN vs. Min
Note: Starting after DGB was traded to the Eagles.
111.*Alfred Morris DAL vs. NYG
Note: Has emerged as Elliott's handcuff with a strong preseason and with McFadden hurt.
112.*Jay Ajayi MIA at Sea
Note: ***Left off the active roster for Week 1 on a coaches decision. Abandon all hope ye who enter here.***
113.*Devontae Booker DEN vs. Car
Note: Pass-catching ability could earn him extra playing time. We'll see if he can block.
114.DeAndre Washington OAK at NO
115.*DeVante Parker MIA at Sea
Note: Poor preseason, hurt a week ago and drew criticism from the coaching staff on his ability to cope with the pain. (Hamstring) Unable to participate in practice Wednesday, 'non-participant' in the Dolphins' non-practice Thursday. ***Unlikely to play.***
116.*Kevin White CHI at Hou
Note: Popped up on the injury list Thursday with a hamstring problem. ***Still will play this week.***
117.Tevin Coleman ATL vs. TB
118.Dorial Green-Beckham PHI vs. Cle
Note: Traded to the Eagles - role there unclear, as is the QB situation.
119.Vance McDonald SF vs. LA
120.*Rob Kelley WAS vs. Pit
Note: Could get a lot of action in Week 1 - Keith Marshall is out for the season, plus both Matt Jones and Chris Thompson have injuries of their own. His range is all the way from starter to third on the depth chart. Right now it's looking more like third, with both Jones and Thompson practicing. ***Some suggestions by the coaching staff that it will be a rotation of all three backs, though that could still end up meaning that one of them gets 3-4 carries.***

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE at Ari
2.Justin Tucker BAL vs. Buf
3.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. Mia
4.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ vs. NE
5.Mason Crosby GB at Jax
6.Dan Bailey DAL vs. NYG
7.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. Det
8.Brandon McManus DEN vs. Car
9.Cairo Santos KC vs. SD
10.Graham Gano CAR at Den
11.Chris Boswell PIT at Was
12.Roberto Aguayo TB at Atl
Note: After a shaky start in the preseason, recovered to make his next 11 kicks.
13.Blair Walsh MIN at Ten
14.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at NO
15.Josh Lambo SD at KC
16.*Caleb Sturgis PHI vs. Cle
Note: Emerged from the league's concussion protocol. Competing with Cody Parkey for the Eagles' job.
17.*Randy Bullock NYG at Dal
Note: Kicking for the Giants in Week 1 during Josh Brown's suspension.
18.Mike Nugent CIN at NYJ
19.Dustin Hopkins WAS vs. Pit
20.Matt Prater DET at Ind
21.Matt Bryant ATL vs. TB
22.Dan Carpenter BUF at Bal
23.*Nick Novak HOU vs. Chi
Note: Was temporarily in the team's concussion protocol.
24.Phil Dawson SF vs. LA
Note: Good kicker, bad team.
25.*Jason Myers JAC vs. GB
Note: Fighting for his job against Sam Ficken. Beat out Ficken, who was released.
26.Ryan Succop TEN vs. Min
27.Greg Zuerlein LA at SF
28.Nick Folk NYJ vs. Cin
29.Andrew Franks MIA at Sea
30.*Connor Barth CHI at Hou
Note: Cut by the Saints, signed with the Bears.
31.*Patrick Murray CLE at Phi
Note: Won the Browns' kicker job over Travis Coons.
32.*Josh Brown NYG at Dal
Note: Suspended for one game based on domestic violence accusations.

Defenses

1.Seattle Seahawks vs. Mia
2.Denver Broncos vs. Car
3.*Houston Texans vs. Chi
Note: J.J. Watt underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back in mid-July, but is expected to play in Week 1.
4.*Carolina Panthers at Den
Note: Star Lotulelei (hamstring) missed the entire preseason.
5.Los Angeles Rams at SF
6.Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cle
7.Minnesota Vikings at Ten
8.Arizona Cardinals vs. NE
9.*Cincinnati Bengals at NYJ
Note: Lost first-round pick William Jackson to a torn pectoral muscle, on IR for the season.
10.Tennessee Titans vs. Min
11.New York Jets vs. Cin
12.Green Bay Packers at Jax
13.San Francisco 49ers vs. LA
14.*Kansas City Chiefs vs. SD
Note: Tamba Hali (knee) close to being ready for Week 1; Eric Berry signed late into the preseason after an extended holdout; Justin Houston (knee) is on the regular season PUP list.
15.Buffalo Bills at Bal
16.New England Patriots at Ari
17.Chicago Bears at Hou
18.New York Giants at Dal
19.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atl
20.*Jacksonville Jaguars vs. GB
Note: Jared Odrick is in the concussion protocol.
21.Washington Redskins vs. Pit
22.*Baltimore Ravens vs. Buf
Note: Elvis Dumervil (foot) hasn't practiced yet, Week 1 in doubt.
23.*Atlanta Falcons vs. TB
Note: Secondary already banged up - multiple injuries at safety.
24.Dallas Cowboys vs. NYG
25.Detroit Lions at Ind
26.Cleveland Browns at Phi
27.Oakland Raiders at NO
28.Pittsburgh Steelers at Was
29.Indianapolis Colts vs. Det
30.New Orleans Saints vs. Oak
31.*San Diego Chargers at KC
Note: Joey Bosa (hamstring) not expected to play.
32.Miami Dolphins at Sea