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.

 
herronDan Herron, RB Colts: Why I don’t love Herron: he is not an elite, all-world talent. Why I do love Herron: he will be the #1 RB option on a top offense if Trent Richardson is still brutally ineffective. He has decent speed, young legs, and quite frankly, he’s their best option at this stage of the season since he knows the offense. I can’t see them picking up some retread RB and plugging them into the offense. As long as Trent Richardson continues to disappoint, Herron holds immense value.
Bottom Line: Add if available. If you’re desperate this week, he is startable.

 
tammeJacob Tamme, TE Broncos: He’s not Julius Thomas talent, and he won’t give you Julius Thomas numbers. But he will receive some of the targets that would otherwise go to Thomas. With a full week of practice under his belt, he’s a pretty decent weekly fill-in as long as the Broncos receivers are dinged up.
Bottom Line: If you need TE help this week, he is very startable.

 
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. IND Andrew Luck
2. GB Aaron Rodgers
3. DEN Peyton Manning
4. CHI Jay Cutler
5. NO Drew Brees
6. PHI Mark Sanchez
7. NE Tom Brady
8. DAL Tony Romo
9. DET Matthew Stafford
10. TB Josh McCown
11. SD Philip Rivers
12. NYG Eli Manning
13. SEA Russell Wilson
14. CIN Andy Dalton
15. CLE Brian Hoyer

 


1. CHI Matt Forte
2. DAL DeMarco Murray
3. DEN C.J. Anderson
4. BAL Justin Forsett
5. GB Eddie Lacy
6. IND Trent Richardson
7. PHI LeSean McCoy
8. NO Mark Ingram
9. STL Tre Mason
10. MIN Jerick McKinnon
11. SEA Marshawn Lynch
12. NYG Rashad Jennings
13. HOU Alfred Blue or Arian Foster
14. DET Joique Bell
15. JAC Denard Robinson
16. ATL Steven Jackson
17. ARI Andre Ellington
18. SF Frank Gore
19. CIN Giovani Bernard
20. NE Shane Vereen
21. PHI Darren Sproles
25. WAS Alfred Morris
22. SD Ryan Mathews
23. TEN Bishop Sankey
24. CLE Isaiah Crowell
25. TB Sims (check availability)

 


1. GB Jordy Nelson
2. DEN Demaryius Thomas
3. GB Randall Cobb
4. CIN A.J. Green
5. IND T.Y. Hilton
6. NYG Odell Beckham Jr.
7. DEN Emmanuel Sanders
8. DAL Dez Bryant
9. TB Mike Evans
10. DET Calvin Johnson
11. CHI Brandon Marshall
12. PHI Jordan Matthews
13. IND Reggie Wayne
14. CHI Alshon Jeffery
15. BUF Sammy Watkins
16. PHI Jeremy Maclin
17. CLE Josh Gordon
18. NE Brandon LaFell
19. ATL Julio Jones
20. DET Golden Tate
21. ATL Roddy White
22. CIN Mohamed Sanu
23. NYG Rueben Randle
24. SF Anquan Boldin
25. BAL Steve Smith
26. NYJ Percy Harvin
27. HOU DeAndre Hopkins
28. NE Julian Edelman
29. TB Vincent Jackson
30. CLE Andrew Hawkins
31. TEN Kendall Wright
32. JAC Cecil Shorts III
33. NO Marques Colston
34. STL Kenny Britt
35. WAS DeSean Jackson

 


1. NE Rob Gronkowski
2. CHI Martellus Bennett
3. NO Jimmy Graham
4. IND Coby Fleener
5. DAL Jason Witten
6. NYG Larry Donnell
7. SD Antonio Gates
8. TEN Delanie Walker
9. WAS Niles Paul
10. DEN J.Thomas (check availability)
11. TB Austin Seferian-Jenkins
12. BAL Owen Daniels
13. CIN Jermaine Gresham
14. PHI Zach Ertz
15. SF Vernon Davis

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