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2018 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings

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Every season a different guy gets you through to the next round of the fantasy playoffs. If you thought Todd Gurley (RB1↔) was a lock to repeat his 2017 playoff magnificence, he fell far short of it in Week 14. For those with Derrick Henry (RB18↔) sitting in your lineup as a hit and hope flex, you won. Also, Julio Jones (WR7↔) delivered big for those hoping for a touchdown by collecting a couple.

We saw how wasteful the Oakland Raiders are with talent. Amari Cooper (WR6↔), as a Cowboy, piled up enough points for you even before that fluky overtime touchdown, but it counts just the same.

We’re getting near the end and the rest of season rankings are beginning to freeze into place. You won’t find any changes worth noting at the top from last week, but the injuries keep filling up the fantasy reports.

The rankings provided here update every week and will adjust within 24 hours for any major breaking player news and other NFL current events. Richard Savill provides a weekly round-up in this space with commentary. The rest of season rankings reflect player value as if you were currently drafting a fantasy team.


Need the short-range fantasy forecast? Check out the Weekly Rankings of the F6P staff.


This week’s changes at the top of the positions in brief…

Aaron Rodgers (QB4↔) drops a couple of spots because the Packers have the dimmest of playoff hopes and they play the Bears at Soldier field this week. Major revenge factor here. Rodgers, if you recall, crushed the hearts of every Bears fan in the universe way back in Week 1 with a large and insulting comeback in his worse-than-usual cheeky style. Teams don’t forget stuff like that.

Ezekiel Elliott (RB4↔) also falls a couple of positions. This slight drop is actually because he has help in the offense. Amari Cooper (WR6↔) has opened up the passing vista and thus Elliott may suffer some minor touchdown withdrawal.

No other changes at the top.

2018 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings


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Notable Injuries

LeSean McCoy, RB32↓, Buffalo Bills

If you are reading this later than Thursday, then McCoy (hamstring) might be off the list by then. Talk of shutting him down for the year is beginning to surface. Chris Ivory (RB41↑) has tepid upside, but touches are touches.

Spencer Ware, RB49↔, Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs have a good enough offense to support any worthy running back, but Ware with a short week and two separate ailments (shoulder, hamstring) puts his rest of season value in uncertain waters. Damien Williams (RB25↔) can handle high, but not too heavy, workloads for the interim.

Austin Ekeler, RB50↓, Los Angeles Chargers

Melvin Gordon (RB15↑) looks ready to return soon. For those who rode Ekeler for a choice portion of fantasy points last week may see him rested until the playoffs. Justin Jackson (RB37↔) fills either role depending on Gordon’s condition and requires ownership on both counts in any case.

Carson Wentz, QB36↔, Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles returning to the playoffs looks doubtful and thus shutting down Wentz remains a possiblity should Philly lose to the Rams. Nick Foles (QB27↔) is a gamer and there’s obviously no denying it, but this is the Rams and Aaron Donald we’re talking about. Foles is just too daring a choice for your fantasy playoffs.


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About Richard Savill

Richard is an NFL Fantasy Football Writer and Editor of Fantasy Six Pack. Host of The Fantasy Edge Podcast. FantasyPros Contributor. Member of the FSWA. Richard is known for his "outside the box" insight into NFL fantasy football. Winner of the 16-Team 2015 FSWA challenge.

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4 Comments

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  2. Todd Packer

    October 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    You don’t get paid for this, right? This list is pretty laughable and is put together with more recency bias than any list I have ever seen. Mark Ingram has a decent game after Kamara had 90% of NO’s running back touches through 4 weeks and they decided to let him rest, and ingram is suddenly more valuable than Kamara? And Crowell is frustrating but placing him nearby 20 spots behind Wendell Smallwood is mind boggling. For the love of god please don’t ever do this again

    • Richard Savill

      October 16, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks for the comments. yes, Iam in the middle of adjusting. Of all the luck, someone happened to come along before I finished the adjustments. These are regularly published on Thursday.

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