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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).

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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.

Typically, this article will be posted on Tuesday evenings, roughly around 7:00 pm PT. ***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.

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.Drew Brees NO vs. Atl
Note: The home/road split issues live on.
2.Cam Newton CAR vs. Min
3.Blake Bortles JAC vs. Bal
4.Matt Ryan ATL at NO
5.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Phi
6.Carson Palmer ARZ at Buf
7.Derek Carr OAK at Ten
8.Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Det
Note: 5.9 yards per attempt in both games so far this year, but the difference was that he also turned the ball over this time. Two rushing TDs have saved his fantasy value.
9.Andrew Luck IND vs. SD
Note: Getting beat up again - was hit 11 times Sunday by the Broncos. Did not practice Wednesday due to a sore right shoulder. Expect this to be a recurring theme. Down two slots. ***Full participant in Friday's practice - listed as questionable because 'probable' no longer exists.***
10.Philip Rivers SD at Ind
11.Joe Flacco BAL at Jax
12.Eli Manning NYG vs. Was
13.Russell Wilson SEA vs. SF
Note: Clearly hampered by his high ankle sprain and a poor offensive line in front of him. ***Reconsidered his ranking, moved him up a few slots.***
14.Kirk Cousins WAS at NYG
Note: Cousins has piled up the yards, but he's been inefficient, frequently missing his targets - even on the big play with Doctson, for instance, he had to slow down to wait for the ball, costing them a likely touchdown.
15.*Marcus Mariota TEN vs. Oak
Note: ***Downgrading a little with Delanie Walker inactive.***
16.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. Cle
17.Dak Prescott DAL vs. Chi
18.Jameis Winston TB vs. LA
19.*Andy Dalton CIN vs. Den
Note: Watch the practice reports this week - towards the very end of the game he was moving with a limp.
20.Sam Bradford MIN at Car
21.*Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ at KC
Note: Might be without Marshall and have a limited Decker.
22.*Tyrod Taylor BUF vs. Ari
Note: ***Without Sammy Watkins today - moving down a few spots.***
23.Alex Smith KC vs. NYJ
24.Matthew Stafford DET at GB
25.Brock Osweiler HOU at NE
26.*Brian Hoyer CHI at Dal
Note: Took over for an injured Jay Cutler and averaged 6.5 yards per attempt. Was acceptable last season at 7.1 yards per attempt, with 19 touchdowns and seven INTs. He'll likely force the ball to Alshon Jeffery, if his experience with DeAndre Hopkins last year is revealing at all.
27.*Jacoby Brissett NE vs. Hou
Note: Garoppolo listed as doubtful, so Brissett will likely start Thursday night. Small bump up with Gronk active. ***Injured his thumb in the win over the Texans.***
28.Carson Wentz PHI vs. Pit
Note: On one hand, two drops hurt his YPA, but at 5.6 yards per attempt, there's a disconnect between his performance graded on a rookie curve so far and his fantasy value.
29.Blaine Gabbert SF at Sea
30.Trevor Siemian DEN at Cin
31.*Case Keenum LA at TB
Note: Will start again this week, but it's just a matter of time before Jared Goff takes over.
32.*Cody Kessler CLE at Mia
33.*Charlie Whitehurst CLE at Mia
Note: Signed with the Browns on Tuesday, and they'll decide between he and Kessler (with Kessler being the lean) for this week's game.
34.*Jimmy Garoppolo NE vs. Hou
Note: AC joint sprain in his throwing (right) shoulder, wasn't present at the media portion of Tuesday's practice. Listed as doubtful, very unlikely to play.
35.*Jay Cutler CHI at Dal
Note: Sprained right thumb - he'll be out for a while, but at least he avoided a torn ligament and need for surgery. ***Listed as doubtful.***
36.*Josh McCown CLE at Mia
Note: Left shoulder injury, 'likely serious.' He's out at least this week. ***Out two-to-four weeks with a strain and hairline fracture.***

Running Backs

1.David Johnson ARZ at Buf
2.Lamar Miller HOU at NE
3.C.J. Anderson DEN at Cin
4.DeMarco Murray TEN vs. Oak
5.DeAngelo Williams PIT at Phi
6.*Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. Chi
Note: Two fumbles in Week 2, but not expected to lose carries going forward despite losing a goal line carry last week.
7.*Matt Forte NYJ at KC
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday, but a full practice Thursday. No change in his ranking.
8.Melvin Gordon SD at Ind
9.Mark Ingram NO vs. Atl
10.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Det
11.Todd Gurley LA at TB
12.Latavius Murray OAK at Ten
13.LeSean McCoy BUF vs. Ari
14.Ryan Mathews PHI vs. Pit
15.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Hou
16.Devonta Freeman ATL at NO
Note: Had 17 carries for 93 yards, but no targets in the passing game and Tevin Coleman had a rushing touchdown, albeit from 13 yards out.
17.*Spencer Ware KC vs. NYJ
Note: Will lose playing time if Jamaal Charles returns as expected. ***Charles is now listed as doubtful.***
18.*Christine Michael SEA vs. SF
Note: More productive than Rawls last week, except he lost a critical fumble on the final drive of the game. Bumped up a couple of spots with Rawls still hurting. ***Rawls is listed as doubtful - should translate into more work for Michael, especially if Seattle is playing with a lead as expected.***
19.Isaiah Crowell CLE at Mia
20.T.J. Yeldon JAC vs. Bal
21.Matt Jones WAS at NYG
22.*Charles Sims TB vs. LA
Note: Could see a big bump if Martin's injury sidelines him this week. Doug Martin is out three weeks. Will the Bucs use Sims as a feature back? It's not as if Rodgers is a big back capable of being a workhorse.
23.*Jerick McKinnon MIN at Car
Note: Going to get more carries with Adrian Peterson out, but will it be an annoying timeshare with Asiata, with Asiata getting the goal line carries? Probably. Officially slated as the starter, but time share concerns remain, especially at the goal line.
24.*Theo Riddick DET at GB
Note: Considered the 'primary' back between the 20's, but I could see Washington eat into that too - I'm afraid he'll get typecast as the pass-catching back because of his size.
25.Frank Gore IND vs. SD
26.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. Den
27.*Jeremy Langford CHI at Dal
Note: Lost a fumble, lost carries to Ka'Deem Carey on the second series of the game.
28.*Cameron Artis-Payne CAR vs. Min
Note: Back in the mix after Stewart's hamstring injury. Could be a 50-50 timeshare with Whittaker while Stewart is out. ***Listed as the starter, but it looks like he and Whittaker will share time.***
29.Tevin Coleman ATL at NO
30.Carlos Hyde SF at Sea
31.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Den
32.*Dwayne Washington DET at GB
Note: Should take over a good percentage of the carries with Abdullah out.
33.*Kenyan Drake MIA vs. Cle
Note: Scored late for the Dolphins after Ajayi was ineffective. ***Now being treated as the starter over Ajayi.***
34.Justin Forsett BAL at Jax
35.*Shane Vereen NYG vs. Was
Note: ***Expected to get a bigger share of the workload with Jennings unlikely to play. But Orleans Darkwa will also be part of the picture.***
36.Duke Johnson CLE at Mia
Note: I was wrong about this one - I thought that Johnson would get more work this season. But three carries and five targets per game isn't paying the bills.
37.*Darren Sproles PHI vs. Pit
Note: Could have a decent role this week given Gio Bernard's success in the passing game against the Steelers last week.
38.Charcandrick West KC vs. NYJ
39.*Fozzy Whittaker CAR vs. Min
Note: Could start with Jonathan Stewart out, but be careful - Cameron Artis-Payne will also be in the mix, and chances are neither will get goal line carries. ***Artis-Payne will be the starter.***
40.*Jordan Howard CHI at Dal
Note: ***'Strong week of practice' - could emerge into a time share.***
41.James White NE vs. Hou
42.Terrance West BAL at Jax
43.Chris Thompson WAS at NYG
44.Alfred Morris DAL vs. Chi
45.*Jay Ajayi MIA vs. Cle
Note: Will battle for carries with Kenyan Drake with Foster out. Currently projected as the starter, but we still like Drake better. ***No longer listed as the starter.***
46.*Matt Asiata MIN at Car
Note: In the mix for carries if Adrian Peterson is out, and a better bet for goal line carries.
47.Bilal Powell NYJ at KC
48.Derrick Henry TEN vs. Oak
49.Shaun Draughn SF at Sea
50.Devontae Booker DEN at Cin
51.Robert Turbin IND vs. SD
52.James Starks GB vs. Det
53.*Chris Johnson ARZ at Buf
Note: Had 21 offensive snaps last week in the blowout win, almost all late.
54.*Jacquizz Rodgers TB vs. LA
Note: Would be the backup behind Charles Sims if Doug Martin can't go. Martin out three weeks.
55.*Chris Ivory JAC vs. Bal
Note: Returning to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday, full practice Thursday.
56.DeAndre Washington OAK at Ten
57.*Dexter McCluster SD at Ind
Note: Expected to sign with the Chargers on Tuesday, to fill the void left by the Danny Woodhead injury. Chargers confirmed that he'll be their pass-catching back when Gordon isn't in there.
58.Orleans Darkwa NYG vs. Was
59.Tim Hightower NO vs. Atl
60.Travaris Cadet NO vs. Atl
61.Mike Gillislee BUF vs. Ari
62.Jalen Richard OAK at Ten
63.Mike Davis SF at Sea
64.Kenjon Barner PHI vs. Pit
65.*Benny Cunningham LA at TB
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable.***
66.Andre Ellington ARZ at Buf
67.Josh Ferguson IND vs. SD
68.Alfred Blue HOU at NE
69.Lance Dunbar DAL vs. Chi
70.Tyler Ervin HOU at NE
71.Kenneth Farrow SD at Ind
72.Zach Zenner DET at GB
73.*C.J. Prosise SEA vs. SF
Note: (Wrist) Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable.***
74.Wendell Smallwood PHI vs. Pit
75.Paul Perkins NYG vs. Was
76.Rob Kelley WAS at NYG
77.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. NYJ
Note: (Knee) Expected to return in Week 3. Working predominantly with the scout team, yet 'improving by the day and chomping at the bit' to return. ***Now listed as doubtful, not expected to play.***
78.*Rashad Jennings NYG vs. Was
Note: Injured his hand in the win over the Saints and was wearing a cast on Tuesday, but expects to play this Sunday. Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable, unlikely to play.***
79.*Arian Foster MIA vs. Cle
Note: Left early last week with a groin injury, expected to miss a week or two. Not officially ruled out, but considered a long shot to play. Did not practice Thursday. ***Ruled out officially.***
80.*Thomas Rawls SEA vs. SF
Note: Suffered a leg contusion against the Rams - not considered serious, but he also was ineffective. Did not practice Wednesday, after originally being scheduled for a limited practice. ***Listed as doubtful.***
81.*Ka'Deem Carey CHI at Dal
Note: Left early Monday night with a hamstring injury. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Ruled out for Sunday night.***
82.*Kenneth Dixon BAL at Jax
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday, unlikely to return this week. ***Officially ruled out.***
83.*Doug Martin TB vs. LA
Note: Hamstring injury in the second quarter last week, MRI due on Tuesday. Out three weeks.
84.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Min
Note: Out for at least a week or two with a hamstring injury. Expected to be out multiple weeks.
85.Le'Veon Bell PIT at Phi
Note: One more week!
86.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Car
Note: Torn meniscus in his right knee - not officially ruled out this week, but it's really unlikely that he'll play. Underwent surgery to repair the tear and is out until at least December, and perhaps the season.
87.*Ameer Abdullah DET at GB
Note: Left foot injury - no broken bones according to the x-ray, seeing a specialist in North Carolina on Tuesday. Placed on IR
88.*Danny Woodhead SD at Ind
Note: Torn ACL, out for the season.

Wide Receivers

1.Antonio Brown PIT at Phi
2.Brandin Cooks NO vs. Atl
3.Allen Robinson JAC vs. Bal
4.*Julio Jones ATL at NO
Note: Strained his calf in the win over the Raiders, but it's not expected to be serious. Non-participant in Thursday's practice - but keep in mind because they play Monday night, this is the equivalent of a Wednesday practice. ***Only limited practice all week, though he said he'll still play Monday night.***
5.*Odell Beckham NYG vs. Was
Note: Moved down two spots because of the matchup with Norman.
6.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Den
Note: Daughter born on Wednesday, back at practice Thursday.
7.Amari Cooper OAK at Ten
8.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Chi
9.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at NE
10.Mike Evans TB vs. LA
11.Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. Min
12.*Alshon Jeffery CHI at Dal
Note: Limited practice Wednesday, missed practice entirely Thursday. ***Limited again Friday, but expected to play.***
13.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Det
14.Jeremy Maclin KC vs. NYJ
15.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at Buf
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday.
16.Michael Floyd ARZ at Buf
17.*Stefon Diggs MIN at Car
Note: ***Missed practice Friday with a sore groin, yet not listed on the final injury report.***
18.Travis Benjamin SD at Ind
19.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. Cle
20.*T.Y. Hilton IND vs. SD
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. ***Didn't practice Friday, but according to the Colts it's so that he'll be more preserved for Sunday. Listed as questionable.***
21.*Eric Decker NYJ at KC
Note: Dealing with a shoulder injury. Limited practice Thursday - afterward he was confident he'd play, though coach Todd Bowles wasn't ready to confirm that Decker would play. ***Full participant Friday, will play.***
22.Marvin Jones DET at GB
23.*Doug Baldwin SEA vs. SF
Note: Had an MRI on his knee that returned negative, also dealt with back spasms. Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Not on the final injury report.***
24.Jordan Matthews PHI vs. Pit
25.Sterling Shepard NYG vs. Was
Note: He's killing opposing DBs trying to cover him from the slot. He's really benefiting from Odell Beckham Jr. on one side and a healthy Victor Cruz on the other.
26.*Demaryius Thomas DEN at Cin
Note: Made it through fine despite the hip injury last week.
27.*Phillip Dorsett IND vs. SD
Note: In line for more work if Moncrief is out. Moncrief is indeed out - now the question is whether he or Hilton draws Verrett.
28.Randall Cobb GB vs. Det
29.Mike Wallace BAL at Jax
30.Tajae Sharpe TEN vs. Oak
31.*Mohamed Sanu ATL at NO
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Thursday. ***Moving up because of matchup, improved health reports, plus Julio Jones's potential to be limited.***
32.Emmanuel Sanders DEN at Cin
Note: Really disappointing performance - just three catches (on the first two drives) on eight targets against a weakened Colts secondary.
33.*DeSean Jackson WAS at NYG
Note: (Knee/ankle) Limited practice Thursday. ***Not on the final injury report.***
34.DeVante Parker MIA vs. Cle
Note: Thirteen targets after sitting out with a hamstring injury in Week 1. Substantial bump in the rankings. ***Listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week.***
35.*Willie Snead NO vs. Atl
Note: Sat out practice Thursday with a toe injury - this might be minor, given that the Saints don't play until Monday, but hope to get more info before Sunday. ***Limited practice Saturday after sitting out Thursday and Friday. Listed as questionable.
36.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Hou
Note: Could play some QB if Brissett gets hurt.
37.*Quincy Enunwa NYJ at KC
Note: Should be more active if Marshall doesn't play, though he has his own rib injury to play through. ***Full practice Friday.***
38.Michael Crabtree OAK at Ten
39.Allen Hurns JAC vs. Bal
40.Kenny Britt LA at TB
41.Tyrell Williams SD at Ind
42.Will Fuller HOU at NE
43.*Tyler Lockett SEA vs. SF
Note: Suffered a knee sprain in the first half of the loss to the Rams, but caught a deep ball later in the game after returning. Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable, but expected to play.***
44.Golden Tate DET at GB
Note: Only two catches on nine targets last week.
45.*Terrelle Pryor CLE at Mia
Note: Much bigger role with Coleman out. Also, he's actually a possibility at QB if Kessler gets hurt or is so completely overwhelmed. But given Coleman's absence they'd rather not go that way.
46.*Brandon Marshall NYJ at KC
Note: Sprained his MCL in the Thursday game last week - it looked serious at the time, but he later returned to the game. Did not practice Monday, and is at risk of missing Week 3's game against the Chiefs. Did not practice Thursday, 'not a lock' to play Sunday. ***Expected to be active, but on a limited snap count.***
47.*Marquise Goodwin BUF vs. Ari
Note: Cleared from the concussion protocol - hit on a deep ball against the Jets last week. But only five targets on the season. Bumped up with uncertainty surrounding Watkins and Salas. ***Will start in place of Watkins.***
48.John Brown ARZ at Buf
49.Rishard Matthews TEN vs. Oak
50.Michael Thomas NO vs. Atl
51.*Robert Woods BUF vs. Ari
Note: Bumped up with uncertainty surrounding Watkins and Salas.
52.Davante Adams GB vs. Det
53.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Was
54.Vincent Jackson TB vs. LA
55.Chris Hogan NE vs. Hou
56.Sammie Coates PIT at Phi
57.Steve Smith BAL at Jax
58.Devin Funchess CAR vs. Min
59.Nelson Agholor PHI vs. Pit
60.Kenny Stills MIA vs. Cle
61.Cole Beasley DAL vs. Chi
62.Tavon Austin LA at TB
63.Marqise Lee JAC vs. Bal
64.Eddie Royal CHI at Dal
65.Tyler Boyd CIN vs. Den
66.Breshad Perriman BAL at Jax
67.Ted Ginn CAR vs. Min
68.Torrey Smith SF at Sea
69.*Markus Wheaton PIT at Phi
Note: (Shoulder) Late scratch last week, but 'ready to return' this week.
70.Kamar Aiken BAL at Jax
71.Pierre Garcon WAS at NYG
72.Dontrelle Inman SD at Ind
73.Terrance Williams DAL vs. Chi
74.*Justin Hardy ATL at NO
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Thursday. ***Will be active Monday night.***
75.*Josh Doctson WAS at NYG
Note: ***(Achilles) Listed as questionable, but practiced all week in a limited capacity.***
76.Eli Rogers PIT at Phi
77.Kevin White CHI at Dal
78.Jamison Crowder WAS at NYG
79.Jeremy Kerley SF at Sea
80.Brandon LaFell CIN vs. Den
81.Chris Conley KC vs. NYJ
82.Dorial Green-Beckham PHI vs. Pit
83.*Andrew Hawkins CLE at Mia
Note: Starting with Corey Coleman out.
84.Laquon Treadwell MIN at Car
85.Danny Amendola NE vs. Hou
86.Anquan Boldin DET at GB
87.Charles Johnson MIN at Car
88.Malcolm Mitchell NE vs. Hou
89.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. SF
90.Jaelen Strong HOU at NE
91.Ricardo Louis CLE at Mia
92.Rashard Higgins CLE at Mia
93.Quinton Patton SF at Sea
94.*Kendall Wright TEN vs. Oak
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable, limited snaps if he plays.***
95.*Greg Salas BUF vs. Ari
Note: Injured his groin in practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable.***
96.Seth Roberts OAK at Ten
97.*J.J. Nelson ARZ at Buf
Note: (Shoulder) Full practice Wednesday.
98.Paul Richardson SEA vs. SF
99.*Sammy Watkins BUF vs. Ari
Note: Going to be continually playing through pain in his surgically repaired foot. The language here doesn't sound great. I'd sell low. Missed practice again Thursday - some concern that he won't play Sunday. ***Will not play Sunday.***
100.*Corey Coleman CLE at Mia
Note: Broken hand in practice Wednesday. Out 4-to-6 weeks.
101.*Braxton Miller HOU at NE
Note: Hamstring injury, not expected to play Thursday.
102.*Donte Moncrief IND vs. SD
Note: Shoulder injury, could be out for a matter of weeks - awaiting further tests.

Tight Ends

1.Jordan Reed WAS at NYG
2.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Min
3.Travis Kelce KC vs. NYJ
4.Dennis Pitta BAL at Jax
Note: Led the team with a whopping 12 targets.
5.Julius Thomas JAC vs. Bal
6.Jason Witten DAL vs. Chi
7.Coby Fleener NO vs. Atl
Note: Managed just two catches on eight targets for 28 yards, for his second disappointing game in a row.
8.Jacob Tamme ATL at NO
9.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Hou
Note: Limited participant in Tuesday's practice - hampered by the fact that it's a short week with the Thursday game. Appears to be active for Thursday night.
10.Gary Barnidge CLE at Mia
11.*Martellus Bennett NE vs. Hou
Note: Moved down with Gronk appearing to be active.
12.*Eric Ebron DET at GB
Note: (Back) No practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as questionable.***
13.Dwayne Allen IND vs. SD
14.Clive Walford OAK at Ten
15.*Kyle Rudolph MIN at Car
Note: (Groin) Limited practice Wednesday, full practice Thursday. Small bump up with the Peterson news - the logic being that the Vikes might have to open up the passing game more with him out.
16.Vance McDonald SF at Sea
17.*Hunter Henry SD at Ind
Note: Added back in the rankings with Gates sitting out practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Gates listed as doubtful.***
18.Jesse James PIT at Phi
19.*Charles Clay BUF vs. Ari
Note: (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday.
20.Jared Cook GB vs. Det
21.*Cameron Brate TB vs. LA
Note: ***Could get more reps with Austin Seferian-Jenkins released.***
22.Larry Donnell NYG vs. Was
23.Jack Doyle IND vs. SD
Note: Five targets to four for Dwayne Allen last week.
24.Zach Miller CHI at Dal
25.Jordan Cameron MIA vs. Cle
26.Brent Celek PHI vs. Pit
Note: Hurt by the Eagles' need for him to block, drew only one target.
27.*C.J. Uzomah CIN vs. Den
Note: Had eight targets to four for Kroft. (Ribs) Sat out Wednesday but practiced Thursday.
28.Luke Willson SEA vs. SF
29.*Trey Burton PHI vs. Pit
Note: Could be a factor again if Ertz does not play.
30.Tyler Higbee LA at TB
31.*Jimmy Graham SEA vs. SF
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday.
32.Will Tye NYG vs. Was
33.Richard Rodgers GB vs. Det
34.Jermaine Gresham ARZ at Buf
35.Lance Kendricks LA at TB
36.Ryan Griffin HOU at NE
37.Tyler Kroft CIN vs. Den
Note: Had half as many targets as Uzomah.
38.*Antonio Gates SD at Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful.***
39.*Virgil Green DEN at Cin
Note: Strained left calf. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Ruled out for this week.***
40.*Zach Ertz PHI vs. Pit
Note: (Ribs) Sat out Monday night, will be day-to-day coming into this week. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Ruled out again this week.***
41.*Delanie Walker TEN vs. Oak
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out practice Wednesday, but returned Thursday. ***Didn't practice Friday, inactive for this week.***
42.*Tyler Eifert CIN vs. Den
Note: (Ankle) Two limited practices this week, not officially ruled out for this week yet. ***Inactive again this week.***

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Antonio Brown PIT at Phi
2.*Julio Jones ATL at NO
Note: Strained his calf in the win over the Raiders, but it's not expected to be serious. Non-participant in Thursday's practice - but keep in mind because they play Monday night, this is the equivalent of a Wednesday practice. ***Only limited practice all week, though he said he'll still play Monday night.***
3.Brandin Cooks NO vs. Atl
4.David Johnson ARZ at Buf
5.Allen Robinson JAC vs. Bal
6.*Odell Beckham NYG vs. Was
Note: Moved down two spots because of the matchup with Norman.
7.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Den
Note: Daughter born on Wednesday, back at practice Thursday.
8.Amari Cooper OAK at Ten
9.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Chi
10.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at NE
11.Mike Evans TB vs. LA
12.Lamar Miller HOU at NE
13.Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. Min
14.C.J. Anderson DEN at Cin
15.DeMarco Murray TEN vs. Oak
16.DeAngelo Williams PIT at Phi
17.*Alshon Jeffery CHI at Dal
Note: Limited practice Wednesday, missed practice entirely Thursday. ***Limited again Friday, but expected to play.***
18.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Det
19.Jeremy Maclin KC vs. NYJ
20.*Matt Forte NYJ at KC
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday, but a full practice Thursday. No change in his ranking.
21.Melvin Gordon SD at Ind
22.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at Buf
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday.
23.*Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. Chi
Note: Two fumbles in Week 2, but not expected to lose carries going forward despite losing a goal line carry last week.
24.Michael Floyd ARZ at Buf
25.*Stefon Diggs MIN at Car
Note: ***Missed practice Friday with a sore groin, yet not listed on the final injury report.***
26.Jordan Reed WAS at NYG
27.*T.Y. Hilton IND vs. SD
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. ***Didn't practice Friday, but according to the Colts it's so that he'll be more preserved for Sunday. Listed as questionable.***
28.*Willie Snead NO vs. Atl
Note: Sat out practice Thursday with a toe injury - this might be minor, given that the Saints don't play until Monday, but hope to get more info before Sunday. ***Limited practice Saturday after sitting out Thursday and Friday. Listed as questionable.
29.Mark Ingram NO vs. Atl
30.LeSean McCoy BUF vs. Ari
31.Travis Benjamin SD at Ind
32.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. Cle
33.Marvin Jones DET at GB
34.Jordan Matthews PHI vs. Pit
35.Sterling Shepard NYG vs. Was
Note: He's killing opposing DBs trying to cover him from the slot. He's really benefiting from Odell Beckham Jr. on one side and a healthy Victor Cruz on the other.
36.*Demaryius Thomas DEN at Cin
Note: Made it through fine despite the hip injury last week.
37.*Theo Riddick DET at GB
Note: Considered the 'primary' back between the 20's, but I could see Washington eat into that too - I'm afraid he'll get typecast as the pass-catching back because of his size.
38.*Eric Decker NYJ at KC
Note: Dealing with a shoulder injury. Limited practice Thursday - afterward he was confident he'd play, though coach Todd Bowles wasn't ready to confirm that Decker would play. ***Full participant Friday, will play.***
39.*Charles Sims TB vs. LA
Note: Could see a big bump if Martin's injury sidelines him this week. Doug Martin is out three weeks. Will the Bucs use Sims as a feature back? It's not as if Rodgers is a big back capable of being a workhorse.
40.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Min
41.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Det
42.Todd Gurley LA at TB
43.Latavius Murray OAK at Ten
44.Randall Cobb GB vs. Det
45.Mike Wallace BAL at Jax
46.Ryan Mathews PHI vs. Pit
47.Devonta Freeman ATL at NO
Note: Had 17 carries for 93 yards, but no targets in the passing game and Tevin Coleman had a rushing touchdown, albeit from 13 yards out.
48.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Hou
49.Travis Kelce KC vs. NYJ
50.*Phillip Dorsett IND vs. SD
Note: In line for more work if Moncrief is out. Moncrief is indeed out - now the question is whether he or Hilton draws Verrett.
51.Isaiah Crowell CLE at Mia
52.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. NYJ
Note: (Knee) Expected to return in Week 3. Working predominantly with the scout team, yet 'improving by the day and chomping at the bit' to return. ***Now listed as doubtful, not expected to play.***
53.Tajae Sharpe TEN vs. Oak
54.DeVante Parker MIA vs. Cle
Note: Thirteen targets after sitting out with a hamstring injury in Week 1. Substantial bump in the rankings. ***Listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week.***
55.Emmanuel Sanders DEN at Cin
Note: Really disappointing performance - just three catches (on the first two drives) on eight targets against a weakened Colts secondary.
56.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Hou
Note: Could play some QB if Brissett gets hurt.
57.*Quincy Enunwa NYJ at KC
Note: Should be more active if Marshall doesn't play, though he has his own rib injury to play through. ***Full practice Friday.***
58.*DeSean Jackson WAS at NYG
Note: (Knee/ankle) Limited practice Thursday. ***Not on the final injury report.***
59.*Doug Baldwin SEA vs. SF
Note: Had an MRI on his knee that returned negative, also dealt with back spasms. Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Not on the final injury report.***
60.T.J. Yeldon JAC vs. Bal
61.Matt Jones WAS at NYG
62.*Christine Michael SEA vs. SF
Note: More productive than Rawls last week, except he lost a critical fumble on the final drive of the game. Bumped up a couple of spots with Rawls still hurting. ***Rawls is listed as doubtful - should translate into more work for Michael, especially if Seattle is playing with a lead as expected.***
63.*Jeremy Langford CHI at Dal
Note: Lost a fumble, lost carries to Ka'Deem Carey on the second series of the game.
64.*Rashad Jennings NYG vs. Was
Note: Injured his hand in the win over the Saints and was wearing a cast on Tuesday, but expects to play this Sunday. Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable, unlikely to play.***
65.*Jerick McKinnon MIN at Car
Note: Going to get more carries with Adrian Peterson out, but will it be an annoying timeshare with Asiata, with Asiata getting the goal line carries? Probably. Officially slated as the starter, but time share concerns remain, especially at the goal line.
66.*Shane Vereen NYG vs. Was
Note: ***Expected to get a bigger share of the workload with Jennings unlikely to play. But Orleans Darkwa will also be part of the picture.***
67.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Den
68.Tevin Coleman ATL at NO
69.*Spencer Ware KC vs. NYJ
Note: Will lose playing time if Jamaal Charles returns as expected. ***Charles is now listed as doubtful.***
70.Frank Gore IND vs. SD
71.Michael Crabtree OAK at Ten
72.Allen Hurns JAC vs. Bal
73.Kenny Britt LA at TB
74.Tyrell Williams SD at Ind
75.Will Fuller HOU at NE
76.*Tyler Lockett SEA vs. SF
Note: Suffered a knee sprain in the first half of the loss to the Rams, but caught a deep ball later in the game after returning. Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable, but expected to play.***
77.Golden Tate DET at GB
Note: Only two catches on nine targets last week.
78.*Terrelle Pryor CLE at Mia
Note: Much bigger role with Coleman out. Also, he's actually a possibility at QB if Kessler gets hurt or is so completely overwhelmed. But given Coleman's absence they'd rather not go that way.
79.*Delanie Walker TEN vs. Oak
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out practice Wednesday, but returned Thursday. ***Didn't practice Friday, inactive for this week.***
80.*Antonio Gates SD at Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful.***
81.*Eric Ebron DET at GB
Note: (Back) No practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as questionable.***
82.Davante Adams GB vs. Det
83.Julius Thomas JAC vs. Bal
84.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. Den
85.Carlos Hyde SF at Sea
86.Justin Forsett BAL at Jax
87.*Fozzy Whittaker CAR vs. Min
Note: Could start with Jonathan Stewart out, but be careful - Cameron Artis-Payne will also be in the mix, and chances are neither will get goal line carries. ***Artis-Payne will be the starter.***
88.Duke Johnson CLE at Mia
Note: I was wrong about this one - I thought that Johnson would get more work this season. But three carries and five targets per game isn't paying the bills.
89.Terrance West BAL at Jax
90.James White NE vs. Hou
91.Kevin White CHI at Dal
92.*Darren Sproles PHI vs. Pit
Note: Could have a decent role this week given Gio Bernard's success in the passing game against the Steelers last week.
93.Rishard Matthews TEN vs. Oak
94.*Robert Woods BUF vs. Ari
Note: Bumped up with uncertainty surrounding Watkins and Salas.
95.Michael Thomas NO vs. Atl
96.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Was
97.Chris Thompson WAS at NYG
98.*Kenyan Drake MIA vs. Cle
Note: Scored late for the Dolphins after Ajayi was ineffective. ***Now being treated as the starter over Ajayi.***
99.Jason Witten DAL vs. Chi
100.Dennis Pitta BAL at Jax
Note: Led the team with a whopping 12 targets.
101.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Hou
Note: Limited participant in Tuesday's practice - hampered by the fact that it's a short week with the Thursday game. Appears to be active for Thursday night.
102.*Dwayne Washington DET at GB
Note: Should take over a good percentage of the carries with Abdullah out.
103.Coby Fleener NO vs. Atl
Note: Managed just two catches on eight targets for 28 yards, for his second disappointing game in a row.
104.*Martellus Bennett NE vs. Hou
Note: Moved down with Gronk appearing to be active.
105.*Thomas Rawls SEA vs. SF
Note: Suffered a leg contusion against the Rams - not considered serious, but he also was ineffective. Did not practice Wednesday, after originally being scheduled for a limited practice. ***Listed as doubtful.***
106.John Brown ARZ at Buf
107.*Marquise Goodwin BUF vs. Ari
Note: Cleared from the concussion protocol - hit on a deep ball against the Jets last week. But only five targets on the season. Bumped up with uncertainty surrounding Watkins and Salas. ***Will start in place of Watkins.***
108.*Dexter McCluster SD at Ind
Note: Expected to sign with the Chargers on Tuesday, to fill the void left by the Danny Woodhead injury. Chargers confirmed that he'll be their pass-catching back when Gordon isn't in there.
109.*Sammy Watkins BUF vs. Ari
Note: Going to be continually playing through pain in his surgically repaired foot. The language here doesn't sound great. I'd sell low. Missed practice again Thursday - some concern that he won't play Sunday. ***Will not play Sunday.***
110.*Mohamed Sanu ATL at NO
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Thursday. ***Moving up because of matchup, improved health reports, plus Julio Jones's potential to be limited.***
111.*Andrew Hawkins CLE at Mia
Note: Starting with Corey Coleman out.

Kickers

1.Dan Bailey DAL vs. Chi
2.Justin Tucker BAL at Jax
3.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. SF
4.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. SD
5.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Hou
6.Josh Brown NYG vs. Was
7.Graham Gano CAR vs. Min
8.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Den
9.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ at Buf
10.Wil Lutz NO vs. Atl
Note: Blocked field goal created the Giants' only touchdown.
11.Mason Crosby GB vs. Det
12.Cairo Santos KC vs. NYJ
13.Brandon McManus DEN at Cin
14.Jason Myers JAC vs. Bal
15.Chris Boswell PIT at Phi
Note: Solid again - drilled a 49-yard field goal in the rain in Heinz Field, a tough place to kick.
16.Andrew Franks MIA vs. Cle
17.Roberto Aguayo TB vs. LA
18.Caleb Sturgis PHI vs. Pit
19.Ryan Succop TEN vs. Oak
20.Matt Prater DET at GB
21.Blair Walsh MIN at Car
22.Matt Bryant ATL at NO
23.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Ten
24.Dan Carpenter BUF vs. Ari
25.Nick Novak HOU at NE
26.Greg Zuerlein LA at TB
27.Nick Folk NYJ at KC
28.Dustin Hopkins WAS at NYG
29.Josh Lambo SD at Ind
30.Phil Dawson SF at Sea
31.Connor Barth CHI at Dal
Note: Missed a 31-yard field goal in the loss to the Eagles.
32.*Cody Parkey CLE at Mia
Note: ***Signed by the Browns to replace Patrick Murray.***
33.*Patrick Murray CLE at Mia
Note: The Ravens blocked his extra point attempt and returned it for two points, which was the start of their comeback. ***Placed on IR with a knee injury.***

Defenses

1.Seattle Seahawks vs. SF
2.Miami Dolphins vs. Cle
3.Carolina Panthers vs. Min
4.Denver Broncos at Cin
5.Houston Texans at NE
6.Green Bay Packers vs. Det
7.*New England Patriots vs. Hou
Note: Dont'a Hightower is dealing with a knee injury, was limited in Tuesday's practice.
8.New York Giants vs. Was
9.Los Angeles Rams at TB
10.*Cincinnati Bengals vs. Den
Note: LB Karlos Dansby has had double-digit tackles in each of the first two games. That will probably change once Burfict returns, but for now he's a good source of tackles.
11.Arizona Cardinals at Buf
12.Kansas City Chiefs vs. NYJ
13.Dallas Cowboys vs. Chi
14.Tennessee Titans vs. Oak
15.New York Jets at KC
16.Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pit
17.*Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. LA
Note: Davonte David had two quarterback hits but no tackles in the blowout loss to the Cardinals, despite playing all 66 snaps.
18.Pittsburgh Steelers at Phi
19.Baltimore Ravens at Jax
20.*San Francisco 49ers at Sea
Note: Ray-Ray Armstrong is on the IR with a pectoral injury.
21.Minnesota Vikings at Car
22.Detroit Lions at GB
23.Oakland Raiders at Ten
24.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Bal
25.Washington Redskins at NYG
26.Buffalo Bills vs. Ari
27.Indianapolis Colts vs. SD
28.*Chicago Bears at Dal
Note: Lamarr Houston tore the ACL in his other knee in the loss Monday night.
29.San Diego Chargers at Ind
30.Atlanta Falcons at NO
31.Cleveland Browns at Mia
32.New Orleans Saints vs. Atl