Ben & Tawwmy are poised to light up the fantasy scoreboards in the season opener (Getty Images)

A “New Hit” will be a likely free agent 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.

 

(AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg)
(AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg)
Karlos Williams, RB Bills: He’s been named the official backup to the gimpy (and aging) Lesean McCoy. McCoy is by no means finished, but between his health issues and the fact that he doesn’t sounds too happy to be in Buffalo, his presence might wear thin during the season. Karlos would likely be a part of a committee, but the Bills must be high on him if they were comfortable enough to cut franchise legend Fred Jackson (no disrespect to Fred, but you know it’s been pretty brutal in Buffalo if he’s considered a local legend). Karlos was a safety & return specialist at Florida State. He’s a big guy (6’1″, 230), and should get the goal line duties regardless (as an Eagles fan who has watched every single one of their games, I can assure you that McCoy’s dancing doesn’t bode well for punching it into the end zone). On top of the goal line duties, his 4.48 speed could be good enough to make him a 15-20 touch RB.
Bottom Line: Add if he’s available. Probably not startable if Lesean plays (as expected) — but if McCoy aggravates his hamstring or simply pisses off Rex, Karlos could turn into a lottery ticket.

 
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. GB Aaron Rodgers
2. ATL Matt Ryan
3. IND Andrew Luck
4. PIT Ben Roethlisberger
5. NO Drew Brees
6. PHI Sam Bradford
7. NE Tom Brady
8. DEN Peyton Manning
9. BUF Tyrod Taylor
10. DAL Tony Romo
11. NYG Eli Manning
12. ARI Carson Palmer
13. MIA Ryan Tannehill
14. SEA Russell Wilson
15. DET Matthew Stafford

 


1. GB Eddie Lacy
2. CIN Jeremy Hill
3. BAL Justin Forsett
4. NO Mark Ingram
5. ARI Andre Ellington
6. KC Jamaal Charles
7. MIN Adrian Peterson
8. SEA Marshawn Lynch
9. DEN C.J. Anderson
10. MIA Lamar Miller
11. PHI DeMarco Murray
12. OAK Latavius Murray
13. NYJ Chris Ivory
14. BUF LeSean McCoy
15. CLE Isaiah Crowell
16. CAR Jonathan Stewart
17. TB Doug Martin
18. SF Carlos Hyde
19. CHI Matt Forte
20. DAL Darren McFadden
21. PIT DeAngelo Williams
22. HOU Alfred Blue
23. IND Frank Gore
24. NE Dion Lewis
25. SD Danny Woodhead

 


1. ATL Julio Jones
2. DAL Dez Bryant
3. PIT Antonio Brown
4. NO Brandin Cooks
5. GB Randall Cobb
6. NYG Odell Beckham Jr.
7. DEN Demaryius Thomas
8. NE Julian Edelman
9. PIT Markus Wheaton
10. PHI Jordan Matthews
11. ATL Roddy White
12. ARI Larry Fitzgerald
13. DET Calvin Johnson
14. IND T.Y. Hilton
15. DET Golden Tate
16. MIA Jarvis Landry
17. CIN A.J. Green
18. DEN Emmanuel Sanders
19. BAL Steve Smith Sr.
20. NYJ Brandon Marshall
21. SD Keenan Allen
22. HOU DeAndre Hopkins
23. GB Davante Adams
24. KC Jeremy Maclin
25. ARI John Brown
26. CHI Alshon Jeffery
27. OAK Amari Cooper
28. WAS DeSean Jackson
29. SD Stevie Johnson
29. NYJ Eric Decker
30. TB Vincent Jackson
31. BUF Sammy Watkins
32. TB Mike Evans
33. TEN Kendall Wright
34. IND Andre Johnson
35. DAL Terrance Williams

 


1. NE Rob Gronkowski
2. CAR Greg Olsen
3. CHI Martellus Bennett
4. KC Travis Kelce
5. WAS Jordan Reed
6. SEA Jimmy Graham
7. PIT Heath Miller
8. MIN Kyle Rudolph
9. DAL Jason Witten
10. TEN Delanie Walker
11. DEN Owen Daniels
12. GB Richard Rodgers
13. PHI Zach Ertz
14. MIA Jordan Cameron
15. CIN Tyler Eifert

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS:
1. Seattle
2. Minnesota
3. Tennessee
4. Houston
5. Green Bay
6. San Diego
7. St. Louis
8. NY Jets
9. Buffalo
10. Carolina

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Voodoo Brown started playing fantasy football way back in 1994 — when you had to manually add up scores with the Monday edition of USA Today (yes, that’s how it was done). Since that time, he has amassed 16 championships and 7 runner-ups, with most of his success coming after 2003 (avg. participation of 2-3 leagues per year). These accomplishments are evidence that Voodoo steadily adjusts to the ebbs & flows of the ever-changing fantasy landscape. It’s a different game now than it was in 1994 — hell, even 2004. Rarely finishing as a doormat, Voodoo’s teams are always in the mix. If you want any roster or lineup feedback, you can message him at vb@voodoobrown.com, or hit him up on Facebook or Twitter (@VoodooBrown)

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