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.

 
ebronEric Ebron TE, Lions: The 10th overall pick is going to see a lot more time on the field with TE Christian Fauria out of the lineup; and could see more targets if Calvin Johnson is healthy and drawing coverage. Ebron has the talent to be the Lions’ clear #1 TE by next year, given his receiving ability, size (6’4″, 250) and speed (4.6/40). The Jets are staunch up front on the D line, so look for the Lions to pass all day. Grab him before the game starts, and if you’re desperate (see rankings below, he’s in our top 15), you can start him as well.

 
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. IND Andrew Luck
3. GB Aaron Rodgers
4. SD Philip Rivers
5. PHI Nick Foles
6. ATL Matt Ryan
7. SF Colin Kaepernick
8. DET Matthew Stafford
9. PIT Ben Roethlisberger
10. CHI Jay Cutler
11. CAR Cam Newton
12. DAL Tony Romo
13. NE Tom Brady
14. KC Alex Smith
15. MIN Teddy Bridgewater

 


1. PIT LeVeon Bell
2. CHI Matt Forte
3. DAL DeMarco Murray
4. GB Eddie Lacy
5. SD Donald Brown
6. MIA Lamar Miller
7. KC Jamaal Charles
8. PHI LeSean McCoy
9. HOU Foster (if he’s active)
10. MIN Matt Asiata
11. BUF Fred Jackson
12. CAR DeAngelo Williams
13. TB Doug Martin
15. NO Pierre Thomas
16. IND Ahmad Bradshaw
17. NO Khiry Robinson
20. HOU Blue (if Foster is out)
21. PHI Darren Sproles
22. BUF C.J. Spiller
23. NE Shane Vereen
24. NYJ Chris Ivory
25. SF Frank Gore

 


1. ATL Julio Jones
2. PIT Antonio Brown
3. DET Calvin Johnson
4. GB Jordy Nelson
5. NE Julian Edelman
6. BAL Steve Smith
7. CHI Alshon Jeffery
8. DAL Dez Bryant
9. GB Randall Cobb
10. CAR Kelvin Benjamin
11. HOU Andre Johnson
12. NO Brandin Cooks
13. CHI Brandon Marshall
14. DET Golden Tate
15. PHI Jeremy Maclin
16. SD Keenan Allen
17. ATL Roddy White
18. MIA Mike Wallace
19. SF Michael Crabtree
20. HOU DeAndre Hopkins
21. JAC Allen Robinson
22. SF Anquan Boldin
23. TB Mike Evans
24. TB Vincent Jackson
25. MIN Cordarrelle Patterson
26. PIT Markus Wheaton
27. JAC Cecil Shorts III
28. BUF Sammy Watkins
29. IND Reggie Wayne
30. DAL Terrance Williams
31. IND T.Y. Hilton
32. PHI Jordan Matthews
33. SD Eddie Royal
34. NYJ Jeremy Kerley
35. NO Marques Colston

 


1. NO Jimmy Graham
2. CAR Greg Olsen
3. CHI Martellus Bennett
4. SD Antonio Gates
5. SF Vernon Davis
6. NE Rob Gronkowski
7. PIT Heath Miller
8. PHI Zach Ertz
9. DET Eric Ebron
10. MIA Charles Clay
11. TEN Delanie Walker
12. DAL Jason Witten
13. OAK Mychal Rivera
14. GB Andrew Quarless
15. KC Travis Kelce

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