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2019 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings

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For several seasons in fantasy, the special value of the quarterback fell into a level of weekly interchangeability. Outside of the top elites, in single quarterback leagues at least, the position became a cheap, late or middle-round draft choice. The QB2 essentially became just your Week 1 plug and play starter. After that, your drafted quarterback of the wide tier of QB2s could go back to the pond.

In order to address the over-streaming and to increase applicable value, 2 QB leagues and the Super-Flex began to emerge further in popularity. In fantasy, we’re supposed to have teams with at least some recognition as such. Following Week 2, these league variants were put to the test.

Injuries and a wider than expected disparity between the QB2s narrowed the streamable options significantly after Week 2. For those without a solid enough QB1, the competition from other league managers to grab the best available quarterback on waivers saw something rare – empty shelves of the better stuff. In league multi-QB environments, as mentioned above, multiply that by two.


For those surviving and fortunate enough to have a set-and-forget quarterback, congratulations, you made it to Week 3.

Symbols

The symbols indicate where players stand with their rank. The (↑) means the player has upside for higher ranking or has upward momentum. The (↓) means the opposite. The (↔) symbol means the player has a stable or unstable ranking, or an indeterminate upside or downside for that particular week.

So check here every week to see how things stand in fantasy and who deserves the top seats in fantasy and who does not.

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.

2019 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings


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

Dalvin Cook (RB2↑) enters into chase for the top spot. With two consecutive strong performances on an otherwise weak Minnesota offense to start the season gives him a solid case to challenge for the top spot. Christian McCaffrey (RB4↔) remains in the mix, but the dud last Thursday is something we hope was an anomaly.

Michael Thomas (WR6↔) falls out of the top five following the injury to Drew Brees (QB33↔) as I will briefly discuss below.


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Notable Injuries

Ben Roethlisberger, NR, Pittsburgh Steelers

The usual custom is that Ben shakes off his injuries and at worst misses a game or two. Not this time. Mason Rudolph (QB24↑) is in for the long haul on a transitioning offense.

Drew Brees, QB33↔, New Orleans Saints

As of writing, Sean Payton has yet to make the call regarding the starter for Week 3 against the Seahawks in Seattle. Teddy Bridgewater (QB25↑) is the favorite in terms of regular backup rank, but Payton won’t rule out his versatile option Taysom Hill (QB32↑) immediately.

Michael Gallup, WR35↔, Dallas Cowboys

Gallup required a trim of knee tissue, which apparently came as a result of a recent minor tear. The timeframe is short, perhaps a month at most, for his return to action.

David Njoku, TE11↔, Cleveland Browns

Njoku has a broken wrist with possible surgery required. Njoku is seeking a second opinion, but he’s looking at a month or more depending on whether he can avoid surgery.


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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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2 Comments

  1. Van Laalvork

    September 13, 2019 at 8:36 am

    I hugely recommend Jameis for ROS in all formats! I’m adding him as my QB1 in all my leagues. Also dump Mixon for anyone you can before people realize how poor he’ll be in ppr.

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