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.

 
timwrightTim Wright NE, Patriots: This is one of the more well known New Hits that I’ll even bother listing here. But the reason I am listing him after he had a big week is because I don’t think it was a fluke. Whatever the Patriots have to do to get anything that resembles a weapon on that receiving core into motion, they’ll do. He fits the Patriots mold: undrafted & “hard working” (as Belichick recently noted). That’s code for “I’m going to forcefeed this undrafted TE to shame every other receiver into working harder”. He’s a viable plug & play this week (in our top 15), and it’s wait & see for the rest of the season.

 
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. DEN Peyton Manning
2. ATL Matt Ryan
3. GB Aaron Rodgers
4. SEA Russell Wilson
5. SD Philip Rivers
6. NYG Eli Manning
7. PHI Nick Foles
8. CHI Jay Cutler
9. SF Colin Kaepernick
10. CAR Cam Newton
11. WAS Kirk Cousins
12. PIT Ben Roethlisberger
13. DET Matthew Stafford
14. CIN Andy Dalton
15. BAL Joe Flacco

 


1. CIN Giovani Bernard
2. SEA Marshawn Lynch
3. CHI Matt Forte
4. SD Branden Oliver
5. PIT LeVeon Bell
6. DAL DeMarco Murray
7. DET Joique Bell
8. NYG Andre Williams
9. GB Eddie Lacy
10. PHI LeSean McCoy
11. ARI Andre Ellington
12. TEN Bishop Sankey
13. PHI Darren Sproles
14. DEN Ronnie Hillman
15. CLE Ben Tate
16. MIA Lamar Miller
17. BAL Justin Forsett
18. BUF Fred Jackson
19. SF Frank Gore
20. MIN Matt Asiata
21. WAS Alfred Morris
22. NYJ Chris Ivory
23. CIN Jeremy Hill
24. NE Shane Vereen
25. STL Zac Stacy

 


1. ATL Julio Jones
2. GB Jordy Nelson
3. DEN Demaryius Thomas
4. PIT Antonio Brown
5. CIN Mohamed Sanu
6. CHI Brandon Marshall
7. DET Golden Tate
8. ATL Roddy White
9. PHI Jeremy Maclin
10. GB Randall Cobb
11. DEN Emmanuel Sanders
12. BAL Steve Smith
13. DAL Dez Bryant
14. NYG Victor Cruz
15. CHI Alshon Jeffery
16. SEA Percy Harvin
17. CAR Kelvin Benjamin
18. DEN Wes Welker
19. NE Julian Edelman
20. SD Eddie Royal
21. SD Keenan Allen
22. SF Anquan Boldin
23. BUF Sammy Watkins
24. MIA Mike Wallace
25. CLE Andrew Hawkins
26. WASPierre Garcon
27. MIN Cordarrelle Patterson
28. STL Brian Quick
29. SF Michael Crabtree
30. WAS DeSean Jackson
31. TB Vincent Jackson
32. PIT Markus Wheaton
33. NYG Rueben Randle
34. TEN Kendall Wright
35. DAL Terrance Williams

 


1. DEN Julius Thomas
2. CHI Martellus Bennett
3. CAR Greg Olsen
4. NYG Larry Donnell
5. PHI Zach Ertz
6. TEN Delanie Walker
7. SD Antonio Gates
8. NE Rob Gronkowski
9. CLE Jordan Cameron
10. PIT Heath Miller
11. DET Eric Ebron
12. DAL Jason Witten
13. SF Vernon Davis
14. BAL Owen Daniels
15. NE Tim Wright

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