New Hits
A New Hit is a likely free agent in most leagues that could be on the verge of a big week, and even regular production down the road. Some will be well known, some will be somewhat unproven & unknown. But it is much easier to scoop up a new hit BEFORE the waiver wire protocol hits on Tuesday, where you will have to wait your turn. Get on our New Hits before they blow up and get on your league’s radar.

 
cook-picJared Cook TE, Rams: He was a rising star a couple of years ago, and became a huge disappointment after all the hype. Fast-forward to this year – He’s playing for a Rams squad that has followed an identical path after Sam Bradford went down for the year. They were expected to be a potential dark horse – a solid team with a young talented defense – but they haven’t really looked too impressive in the first two weeks. My personal opinion is that they have no stability on offense (especially in the passing game). With an inexperienced yet unknown (and potentially dangerous) Austin Davis playing QB against a horrible Cowboys D this weekend, expect the young QB to look for the 6’5″ freak of nature in the middle of the field all day long. The Cowboys have over-achieved on defense in the first two weeks, but they can NOT defend the middle of the field, and will not be able to handle Cook. He’s worth an add/start… and maybe even a long term solution if Davis looks his way early & often. Redemption day for Jared Cook!

 
And now for this Week’s player rankings…
It’s common sense, but if you have to decide between two players on this list, take the one that is ranked higher. If your player does not appear on this list, then he’s probably not very startable in most 10-12 team leagues. (Note, these rankings are based on PPR leagues)

 


1. NO Drew Brees
2. GB Aaron Rodgers
3. IND Andrew Luck
4. DET Matthew Stafford
5. PHI Nick Foles
6. CAR Cam Newton
7. SEA Russell Wilson
8. DEN Peyton Manning
9. NE Tom Brady
10. CIN Andy Dalton
11. SD Philip Rivers
12. WAS Kirk Cousins
13. SF Colin Kaepernick
14. CHI Jay Cutler
15. DAL Tony Romo

 


1. CIN Giovani Bernard
2. PHI LeSean McCoy
3. KC Knile Davis
4. SEA Marshawn Lynch
5. DAL DeMarco Murray
6. NYG Rashad Jennings
7. PIT LeVeon Bell
8. CHI Matt Forte
9. GB Eddie Lacy
10. MIA Lamar Miller
11. HOU Arian Foster
12. DET Joique Bell
13. NO Pierre Thomas
14. NYJ Chris Johnson
15. SD Donald Brown
16. IND Ahmad Bradshaw
17. STL Zac Stacy
18. PHI Darren Sproles
19. WAS Alfred Morris
20. MIN Matt Asiata
21. DEN Montee Ball
22. BUF C.J. Spiller
23. NE Shane Vereen
24. BAL Bernard Pierce
25. NO Khiry Robinson

 


1. DET Calvin Johnson
2. CIN A.J. Green
3. GB Jordy Nelson
4. GB Randall Cobb
5. PIT Antonio Brown
6. NE Julian Edelman
7. DAL Dez Bryant
8. MIN Cordarrelle Patterson
9. CHI Brandon Marshall
10. MIA Mike Wallace
11. DEN Emmanuel Sanders
12. DEN Demaryius Thomas
13. HOU Andre Johnson
14. SEA Percy Harvin
15. BAL Steve Smith
16. PIT Markus Wheaton
17. SF Anquan Boldin
18. NO Brandin Cooks
19. DAL Terrance Williams
20. JAC Cecil Shorts III
21. CAR Kelvin Benjamin
22. NYG Victor Cruz
23. ARI Larry Fitzgerald
24. DET Golden Tate
25. STL Brian Quick
26. BUF Sammy Watkins
27. JAC Allen Hurns
28. CIN Mohamed Sanu
29. CHI Alshon Jeffery
30. DEN Wes Welker
31. SF Michael Crabtree
32. CLE Andrew Hawkins
33. IND Reggie Wayne
34. PHI Jeremy Maclin
35. SD Keenan Allen

 


1. NO Jimmy Graham
2. CAR Greg Olsen
3. DEN Julius Thomas
4. CHI Martellus Bennett
5. MIN Kyle Rudolph
6. NE Rob Gronkowski
7. PHI Zach Ertz
8. STL Jared Cook
9. TEN Delanie Walker
10. BAL Dennis Pitta
11. WAS Niles Paul
12. CLE Jordan Cameron
13. SD Antonio Gates
14. NYG Larry Donnell
15. KC Travis Kelce

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