Rest of Season Cheat Sheet: Week 5

Cory Bonini, @Cory_Bonini

QB | RB | WR | TE | PK | DF | Movement Analysis

NOTE: These player rankings track a player's value for the remainder of the season and are intended to be used as a tool, not necessarily a definitive guide to player valuation. The scoring system is performance PPR. Return each Tuesday for an update following the outcome of Monday Night Football, any new developments, and further review of situations. There is no exact science behind season-long rankings, considering all of the variables and situational uncertainties at work.

QUARTERBACKS

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Cam Newton CAR 7
  2 Aaron Rodgers GBP 4
  3 Tom Brady NEP 9
Up 4 Matt Ryan ATL 11
Up 5 Ben Roethlisberger PIT 8
  6 Carson Palmer ARI 9
  7 Eli Manning NYG 8
  8 Drew Brees NOS 5
  9 Derek Carr OAK 10
  10 Russell Wilson SEA 5
Down 11 Andrew Luck IND 10
  12 Kirk Cousins WAS 9
  13 Blake Bortles JAC 5
  14 Matthew Stafford DET 10
  15 Ryan Tannehill MIA 8
  16 Jameis Winston TBB 6
  17 Philip Rivers SDC 11
  18 Tyrod Taylor BUF 10
  19 Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ 11
  20 Andy Dalton CIN 9
  21 Joe Flacco BAL 8
  22 Trevor Siemian DEN 11
  23 Carson Wentz PHI 4
Up 24 Dak Prescott DAL 7
Down 25 Marcus Mariota TEN 13
  26 Jay Cutler CHI 9
  27 Brock Osweiler HOU 9
  28 Alex Smith KCC 5
  29 Sam Bradford MIN 6
  30 Cody Kessler CLE 13
  31 Tony Romo DAL 7
Up 32 Paxton Lynch DEN 11
  33 Jared Goff LAR 8
  34 Case Keenum LAR 8
  35 Blaine Gabbert SFO 8
  36 Colin Kaepernick SFO 8
  37 Jimmy Garoppolo NEP 9

TIGHT ENDS

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Rob Gronkowski NEP 9
  2 Jordan Reed WAS 9
  3 Greg Olsen CAR 7
  4 Travis Kelce KCC 5
  5 Delanie Walker TEN 13
  6 Eric Ebron DET 10
  7 Coby Fleener NOS 5
Up 8 Jimmy Graham SEA 5
  9 Gary Barnidge CLE 13
  10 Julius Thomas JAC 5
  11 Zach Miller CHI 9
Up 12 Cameron Brate TBB 6
  13 Antonio Gates SDC 11
  14 Zach Ertz PHI 4
  15 Martellus Bennett NEP 9
  16 Kyle Rudolph MIN 6
Up 17 Tyler Eifert CIN 9
Down 18 Dwayne Allen IND 10
  19 Vance McDonald SFO 8
  20 Jason Witten DAL 7
Up 21 Charles Clay BUF 10
  22 Jesse James PIT 8
  23 Clive Walford OAK 10
Up 24 Dennis Pitta BAL 8
Up 25 Hunter Henry SDC 11
Up 26 Jacob Tamme ATL 11
  27 Richard Rodgers GBP 4
  28 Jack Doyle IND 10
  29 Jared Cook GBP 4
  30 Larry Donnell NYG 8
  31 Virgil Green DEN 11
  32 Jordan Cameron MIA 8
Up 33 Marcedes Lewis JAC 5
  34 Lance Kendricks LAR 8
  35 Garrett Celek SFO 8
  36 Will Tye NYG 8
  37 Tyler Higbee LAR 8
  38 Austin Hooper ATL 11
  39 Maxx Williams BAL 8
  40 Darren Fells ARI 9
  41 Ryan Griffin HOU 9
Up 42 Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ 11
  43 Crockett Gillmore BAL 8
  44 Trey Burton PHI 4

KICKERS

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Stephen Gostkowski NEP 9
  2 Graham Gano CAR 7
  3 Nick Novak HOU 9
  4 Brandon McManus DEN 11
  5 Justin Tucker BAL 8
  6 Mason Crosby GBP 4
  7 Steven Hauschka SEA 5
  8 Dustin Hopkins WAS 9
Up 9 Dan Bailey DAL 7
  10 Chris Boswell PIT 8
Up 11 Mike Nugent CIN 9
Down 12 Chandler Catanzaro ARI 9
  13 Adam Vinatieri IND 10
Up 14 Caleb Sturgis PHI 4
  15 Blair Walsh MIN 6
  16 Josh Brown NYG 8
  17 Cairo Santos KCC 5
  18 Jason Myers JAC 5
Up 19 Nick Folk NYJ 11
  20 Josh Lambo SDC 11
Down 21 Connor Barth CHI 9
  22 Dan Carpenter BUF 10
  23 Matt Bryant ATL 11
  24 Matt Prater DET 10
  25 Wil Lutz NOS 5
  26 Sebastian Janikowski OAK 10
  27 Phil Dawson SFO 8
  28 Greg Zuerlein LAR 8
  29 Roberto Aguayo TBB 6
  30 Cody Parkey CLE 13
  31 Andrew Franks MIA 8
  32 Ryan Succop TEN 13

RUNNING BACKS

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 David Johnson ARI 9
  2 Le'Veon Bell PIT 8
  3 Lamar Miller HOU 9
  4 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 7
Up 5 DeMarco Murray TEN 13
  6 LeSean McCoy BUF 10
  7 Mark Ingram NOS 5
  8 Eddie Lacy GBP 4
  9 Devonta Freeman ATL 11
  10 Melvin Gordon SDC 11
Down 11 Todd Gurley LAR 8
Down 12 Matt Forte NYJ 11
  13 Doug Martin TBB 6
  14 Carlos Hyde SFO 8
  15 C.J. Anderson DEN 11
  16 Jamaal Charles KCC 5
Up 17 Jordan Howard CHI 9
  18 Giovani Bernard CIN 9
  19 Theo Riddick DET 10
  20 Christine Michael SEA 5
  21 Jeremy Hill CIN 9
Down 22 Latavius Murray OAK 10
Up 23 Isaiah Crowell CLE 13
Up 24 Frank Gore IND 10
  25 Ryan Mathews PHI 4
  26 Matt Jones WAS 9
  27 Jerick McKinnon MIN 6
  28 Charles Sims TBB 6
  29 Tevin Coleman ATL 11
  30 LeGarrette Blount NEP 9
  31 T.J. Yeldon JAC 5
Up 32 Bilal Powell NYJ 11
  33 Spencer Ware KCC 5
Down 34 Duke Johnson CLE 13
  35 James White NEP 9
  36 Terrance West BAL 8
  37 Jonathan Stewart CAR 7
  38 Rashad Jennings NYG 8
  39 Darren Sproles PHI 4
  40 Arian Foster MIA 8
  41 Chris Ivory JAC 5
Up 42 Kenneth Dixon BAL 8
  43 Matt Asiata MIN 6
  44 Orleans Darkwa NYG 8
  45 Devontae Booker DEN 11
  46 DeAndre Washington OAK 10
  47 Shaun Draughn SFO 8
Down 48 DeAngelo Williams PIT 8
  49 Kenyan Drake MIA 8
  50 Thomas Rawls SEA 5
  51 Wendell Smallwood PHI 4
  52 Chris Thompson WAS 9
  53 Bobby Rainey NYG 8
  54 Derrick Henry TEN 13
Down 55 Dwayne Washington DET 10
Up 56 Fozzy Whittaker CAR 7
  57 James Starks GBP 4
  58 Tim Hightower NOS 5
Up 59 Mike Gillislee BUF 10
  60 Alfred Morris DAL 7
Up 61 Jay Ajayi MIA 8
Up 62 Josh Ferguson IND 10
Up 63 C.J. Spiller SEA 5
Down 64 Jeremy Langford CHI 9
Up 65 Andre Ellington ARI 9
  66 Paul Perkins NYG 8
Down 67 Javorius Allen BAL 8
  68 Mike Tolbert CAR 7
  69 Kenjon Barner PHI 4
  70 Charcandrick West KCC 5
  71 Jalen Richard OAK 10
  72 Rob Kelley WAS 9
  73 Robert Turbin IND 10
  74 Damien Williams MIA 8
  75 Alfred Blue HOU 9
  76 C.J. Prosise SEA 5
Up 77 John Kuhn NOS 5
Down 78 Reggie Bush BUF 10

DEFENSE

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Denver Broncos DEN 11
  2 Minnesota Vikings MIN 6
  3 Seattle Seahawks SEA 5
  4 Arizona Cardinals ARI 9
  5 Kansas City Chiefs KCC 5
  6 Los Angeles Rams LAR 8
  7 New England Patriots NEP 9
  8 New York Giants NYG 8
  9 Carolina Panthers CAR 7
  10 Philadelphia Eagles PHI 4
  11 Houston Texans HOU 9
  12 New York Jets NYJ 11
  13 Cincinnati Bengals CIN 9
Up 14 Buffalo Bills BUF 10
  15 Green Bay Packers GBP 4
  16 Washington Redskins WAS 9
  17 Jacksonville Jaguars JAC 5
  18 Detroit Lions DET 10
  19 Cleveland Browns CLE 13
  20 Indianapolis Colts IND 10
  21 Oakland Raiders OAK 10
  22 Pittsburgh Steelers PIT 8
  23 San Diego Chargers SDC 11
  24 Baltimore Ravens BAL 8
  25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers TBB 6
  26 Tennessee Titans TEN 13
  27 Atlanta Falcons ATL 11
  28 Miami Dolphins MIA 8
  29 New Orleans Saints NOS 5
  30 Dallas Cowboys DAL 7
  31 Chicago Bears CHI 9
  32 San Francisco 49ers SFO 8

WIDE RECEIVERS

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Antonio Brown PIT 8
  2 Julio Jones ATL 11
  3 A.J. Green CIN 9
Down 4 Odell Beckham NYG 8
  5 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 9
  6 Brandon Marshall NYJ 11
  7 T.Y. Hilton IND 10
  8 Allen Robinson JAC 5
  9 Jordy Nelson GBP 4
  10 Jarvis Landry MIA 8
  11 Mike Evans TBB 6
Down 12 Amari Cooper OAK 10
Up 13 Demaryius Thomas DEN 11
  14 Brandin Cooks NOS 5
  15 Doug Baldwin SEA 5
  16 Alshon Jeffery CHI 9
  17 Marvin Jones DET 10
  18 Jeremy Maclin KCC 5
  19 Randall Cobb GBP 4
  20 Jordan Matthews PHI 4
  21 Julian Edelman NEP 9
Up 22 Michael Crabtree OAK 10
Down 23 Dez Bryant DAL 7
  24 Allen Hurns JAC 5
  25 Kelvin Benjamin CAR 7
  26 Michael Floyd ARI 9
  27 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 9
  28 Travis Benjamin SDC 11
  29 Emmanuel Sanders DEN 11
  30 Stefon Diggs MIN 6
  31 Sterling Shepard NYG 8
  32 Mike Wallace BAL 8
  33 DeVante Parker MIA 8
  34 Tyrell Williams SDC 11
  35 Will Fuller HOU 9
  36 Willie Snead NOS 5
  37 John Brown ARI 9
Up 38 Terrelle Pryor CLE 13
Down 39 Eric Decker NYJ 11
  40 Tavon Austin LAR 8
  41 DeSean Jackson WAS 9
Down 42 Golden Tate DET 10
  43 Mohamed Sanu ATL 11
Up 44 Michael Thomas NOS 5
Down 45 Tajae Sharpe TEN 13
  46 Donte Moncrief IND 10
  47 Kevin White CHI 9
  48 Torrey Smith SFO 8
  49 Vincent Jackson TBB 6
Up 50 Robert Woods BUF 10
Up 51 Cole Beasley DAL 7
  52 Davante Adams GBP 4
  53 Anquan Boldin DET 10
Up 54 Steve Smith BAL 8
Down 55 Devin Funchess CAR 7
  56 Rishard Matthews TEN 13
  57 Quinton Patton SFO 8
  58 Tyler Boyd CIN 9
  59 Pierre Garcon WAS 9
  60 Jamison Crowder WAS 9
Up 61 Eddie Royal CHI 9
Up 62 Terrance Williams DAL 7
Down 63 Tyler Lockett SEA 5
  64 Chris Hogan NEP 9
  65 Victor Cruz NYG 8
  66 Phillip Dorsett IND 10
  67 Brandon LaFell CIN 9
Down 68 Sammy Watkins BUF 10
Up 69 Brian Quick LAR 8
Up 70 Dontrelle Inman SDC 11
Up 71 Sammie Coates PIT 8
  72 Adam Humphries TBB 6
  73 Quincy Enunwa NYJ 11
Up 74 Jeremy Kerley SFO 8
  75 Corey Coleman CLE 13
Up 76 Marquise Goodwin BUF 10
  77 Markus Wheaton PIT 8
Up 78 Ted Ginn Jr. CAR 7
Up 79 Andre Johnson TEN 13
Up 80 Seth Roberts OAK 10
  81 Eli Rogers PIT 8
  82 Kenny Britt LAR 8
  83 Kamar Aiken BAL 8
  84 Jermaine Kearse SEA 5
  85 Nelson Agholor PHI 4
  86 Josh Doctson WAS 9
  87 Dorial Green-Beckham PHI 4
  88 Kenny Stills MIA 8
  89 Malcolm Mitchell NEP 9
Up 90 Brice Butler DAL 7
  91 Albert Wilson KCC 5
Up 92 Taylor Gabriel ATL 11
  93 Laquon Treadwell MIN 6
  94 Corey Brown CAR 7
  95 Jaelen Strong HOU 9
  96 Marqise Lee JAC 5
  97 Brandon Coleman NOS 5
  98 Breshad Perriman BAL 8
  99 Jaron Brown ARI 9
  100 Josh Huff PHI 4
  101 Chris Conley KCC 5

Tuesday updates

RB Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings Up

I'm not the biggest fan of McKinnon -- I see a limited skill set that doesn't translate well to a frequent fantasy play -- but he is starting to win me over. I believe some of this is because Norv Turner is putting McKinnon in better positions to succeed than he previously did when Adrian Peterson was on the field. McKinnon also appears to see the field better.

RB Bobby Rainey, New York Giants Up

While rookie Paul Perkins mustered 80 yards on his four touches, Rainey was utilized 11 times and is clearly the favored weapon out of the backfield at this time. Consider this a fluid situation.

WR Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants Down

No touchdowns through four weeks ... it's hard to fathom. The Giants desperately need a running game to alleviate some pressure. Additionally, Beckham can't keep his cool lately and continues to put himself in situations that teeter on the brink of something drastically worse. He went down just two spots because I'm more comfortable with Julio Jones and A.J. Green at this point.

Unsettled situations

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

Newton's concussion came at the worst time. He was starting to get it on track. I will leave him ranked No. 1 one more week to see how things shake out.

Miami Dolphins running backs

This is such a mess. Don't put any value in this hodgepodge behind Arian Foster (groin), who could return any week now. The offense doesn't run enough, and the coaches cannot make up their minds as to which back is worth given more than token touches.

New York Giants running backs

Monday Night Football will be quite helpful in assessing the expected utilization. In all honesty, none of these backs are likely to offer the weekly consistent playability that came from Shane Vereen.

Quarterback Movement

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons Up

He's for real. I wanted to see it happen against a divisional rival like Carolina, and did it ever happen.

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers Up

If he wasn't injury-prone, I'd probably rank Big Ben No. 1 ... it's almost a guarantee that he'll miss time.

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts Down

Luck can't stay upright, and his cast of weapons is banged up. The play-calling is predictable, and I have my doubts Luck can stay healthy.

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys Up

The rookie is the real deal, and he is starting to show a better grasp of the passing game. Dallas' rushing attack frees up Prescott. Tony Romo may not have a job when he returns to health.

Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans Down

It has been anything but pretty for Mariota, a quarterback without weapons.

Brian Hoyer, Chicago Bears Up

Speaking of not having a job, Jay Cutler has to be getting nervous. Hoyer looks to be in better control of the offense.

Paxton Lynch, Denver Broncos Up

The injury to Trevor Siemian's non-throwing shoulder isn't clear, so Lynch returned to the rankings after being removed once Siemian solidified himself last week.

Running Back Movement

DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans Up

Injury is always a concern with Murray, but he is playing too well to be ignored. The passing game stinks, which is putting the ball in Murray's hands more than expected. He could be a great sell-high candidate, however.

Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams Down

As previously discussed in this space and The Pickup Joint, Gurley is in serious trouble. His offensive line isn't opening holes, and he's trying to do too much. The offense around him isn't scaring anyone, which stacks the box. Despite more involvement in the passing game, Gurley has very limited upside.

Matt Forte, New York Jets Down

Forte is losing too much time on third downs to Bilal Powell, robbing him of what was one of his best attributes for fantasy value.

Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears Up

There is little reason to believe Jeremy Langford (leg) will have a job when he returns. Howard is clearly the best back in Chicago.

Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders Down

Buoyed by a trio of touchdowns over the first three weeks, Murray's ranking was inflated and required a correction.

Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns Up

This really might not be enough of a bump up for Crowell, who is averaging 6.4 yards per carry. Forgive me if I want to see more, but I'm not entirely sold -- yet.

Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts Up

The ageless Gore is effectively the entire offense for the Colts right now. Admittedly, he is a bit too TD heavy, but Indy has no size around the stripe in the passing game, and Gore is getting it done.

Bilal Powell, New York Jets Up

Powell has cut into Forte's receiving chores and is now a staple in PPR lineups with all of the rash of injuries at receiver.

Duke Johnson Jr., Cleveland Browns Down

Despite still being quite involved in the aerial game, Johnson isn't accomplishing anything with his receptions.

Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens Up

He is probably too low, but West is too reliant on scoring touchdowns. This backfield is a tenuous mess for fantasy purposes, but you have to chase the value where you perceive it. How will his workload look when Kenneth Dixon (knee) is ready in the next week or two?

Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens Up

Dixon is inching closer to his NFL debut and should be stashed in all formats given the volatility of this backfield.

DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers Down

Sunday night's garbage-time touchdown aside, Williams figures to have almost no value unless Le'Veon Bell suffers an injury or finds himself in trouble off the field.

Dwayne Washington, Detroit Lions Down

Washington left early and did not return. Detroit has no commitment to running the ball, and I haven't seen enough from him to warrant a higher ranking. Fluid situation.

Fozzy Whittaker, Carolina Panthers Up

The Jonathan Stewart-less Panthers are doing anything to extend the running game, which means more work for Whittaker. He has PPR-only appeal.

Mike Gillislee, Buffalo Bills Up

He is more involved than expected, and Reggie Bush's healthy scratch only further endorses the increase.

Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins Up

Doghouse, then out on good behavior, then relegated to a sliver of work in a messy backfield.

Josh Ferguson, Indianapolis Colts Up

Ferguson re-entered the rankings after showing PPR prowess. He's arguably the best receiving back on this roster, and their receiving woes, mixed with a porous line, have opened a need.

C.J. Spiller, Seattle Seahawks Up

A touchdown in his debut brought Spiller back into the conversation ... This backfield is looking for a passing-game spark, and C.J. Prosise hasn't been able to stay on the field.

Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears Down

A fractured leg has Langford on the mend, but he probably won't have a job upon his eventual return. Howard has outplayed him in every way imaginable.

Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens Down

Yes, he was the top backup to West on Sunday, but Allen has yet to distinguish himself and is likely to lose touches to Dixon soon.

John Kuhn, New Orleans Saints Up

Three scores in a game will get one a spot in the rankings, even if it doesn't earn him a spot on fantasy rosters.

Reggie Bush, Buffalo Bills Down

Realistically, Bush should be cut from the rankings. I'll give it another week of him being a healthy scratch.

Wide Reciever Movement

Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders Down

Slightly down. Cooper has not scored in 11 of his last 12 games, dating back to his promising rookie season. He is seeing too many doubles that have forced Derek Carr to go elsewhere with the ball.

Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos Up

DT is playing at a high level while battling injuries and appears to be quarterback-proof.

Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders Up

All of those doubles on Cooper have left Crabtree to exploit single coverage. And he's pretty good at doing it.

Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys Down

Just when he started to play well, yet another injury is robbing Dez of gameplay.

Terrelle Pryor Sr., Cleveland Browns Up

Josh Gordon's impending dismissal from the team removes any lingering doubt I had over Pryor's role. He's the guy, even with Corey Coleman returns.

Eric Decker, New York Jets Down

I won't be shocked if Decker eventually makes his way to IR, which has been discussed. This is a serious injury that will impact his range of motion.

Golden Tate, Detroit Lions Down

A gaffe benched him for the second half, and it's not like he was playing well before the blunder. Tate is one of the most fluidly ranked players at this stage.

Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints Up

Am I still selling him short? He gets it, and it's simply a numbers game at this point. Thomas looks like he has the ability to be a special player -- in time.

Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee Titans Down

Despite all of the good he brings to the table, Sharpe is still a rookie No. 1 in an offense that desperately needs him to be the WR2 to an established vet.

Robert Woods, Buffalo Bills Up

Maybe I'm too low on Woods. He is the de facto No. 1 with Sammy Watkins on the shelf.

Cole Beasley, Dallas Cowboys Up

Bryant's injury theoretically increases Beasley's involvement, even though I have my doubts about that being a true benefit for a player of his mold.

Steve Smith Sr., Baltimore Ravens Up

The old timer continues to get it down as he rounds into form after last year's injury. Maybe I'm still selling him short with this placement. ...

Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers Down

Too inconsistent. I have major doubts surrounding the Carolina offense as a whole.

Eddie Royal, Chicago Bears Up

Royal pops off here and there, but his rapport with Brian Hoyer intrigues me.

Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys Up

A token increase based on Dez's injury and Prescott's ascension.

Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks Down

His knee injury doesn't appear to be the culprit that is stunting this preseason sleeper. Lockett isn't playing enough but should remain stashed for the short term.

Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills Down

A trip to IR-designated to return leaves the door open, but I'm not particularly hopeful.

Brian Quick, Los Angeles Rams Up

Quick bolts up the rankings after the Rams show some signs of life in the passing game. Frankly, I may be too low on him.

Dontrelle Inman, San Diego Chargers Up

Philip Rivers finds the open receiver indiscriminately, and Inman is often that guy. He has shown flashes in his short career, so look for a ranking increase with continued involvement.

Sammie Coates, Pittsburgh Steelers Up

I can't argue if someone wants to rate him higher, but my major concern is the consistency factor. Coates is too difficult to play in fantasy with any confidence, which is an abstract reason that I hold him down in the rankings.

Jeremy Kerley, San Francisco 49ers Up

Kerley isn't a No. 1, but San Fran doesn't have one. PPR value only here, and he's likely to increase a touch.

Marquise Goodwin, Buffalo Bills Up

Losing Watkins opens more looks for the one-trick pony.

Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina Panthers Up

Market Correction. He is inconsistent and also a one-trick type. He was ranked slightly lower than I see it playing out.

Andre Johnson, Tennessee Titans Up

The veteran is seeing looks around the stripe, but this passing game is in a rough spot.

Seth Roberts, Oakland Raiders Up

Roberts continues to see a handful of looks and benefits from the attention paid to Cooper and Crabtree.

Brice Butler, Dallas Cowboys Up

Dez's injury thrusts Butler into the starting lineup and gives gamers a short-term flier candidate.

Taylor Gabriel, Atlanta Falcons Up

The former Brown joined the Birds on the eve of the season and is getting up to speed.

Tight End Movement

Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks Up

I have my doubts about his health, but it doesn't seem to matter given the way he has played the past two weeks. Now he gets a bye week to further recover.

Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Up

Jameis Winston loves him some Cameron Brate, and fantasy owners should, too.

Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals Up

The oft-injured pass catcher is on the verge of returning to the field.

Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts Down

Indy's passing game is struggling something fierce, and Allen is still barely involved. Stash him for a few more games, if you can find the room.

Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills Up

The loss of Watkins should pave the way for more looks for the vertical Clay, one he is fully healthy.

Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens Up

The truth be told, I'm gaining more confidence in his ability to stay on the field. All it takes is one hit, of course. Overlook his 3-17-0 line from Week 4 and look at the bigger picture.

Hunter Henry, San Diego Chargers Up

The rookie is earning more playing time even when Antonio Gates returns. Henry will benefit from all of the injuries in San Diego's passing game.

Jacob Tamme, Atlanta Falcons Up

I was waiting to see him give way to Austin Hooper, which happened on a single play of broken coverage in Week 4. In the long run, I can see Tamme remaining involved.

Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars Up

Lewis entered the rankings on the heels of a bum Julius Thomas elbow.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, New York Jets Up

The troubled tight end re-entered the rankings and has a chance to contribute with Decker's injury.

Kicker Movement

Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys Up

Market correction ... ranked too low early in the year, and after four weeks, we have a much clearer picture of offensive identities.

Mike Nugent, Cincinnati Bengals Up

I contemplated upping him after last week, and am kicking myself for waiting until he kicked five more field goals, but it's necessary.

Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona Cardinals Down

Arizona's offense isn't given him enough opportunities at this time, although that could drastically change if this team gets it together soon.

Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia Eagles Up

Market correction ... Philly's offense has provided the unsteady Sturgis more chances than expected.

Nick Folk, New York Jets Up

Fewer touchdown chances translate to more three-point kicks for the veteran.

Connor Barth, Chicago Bears Down

Barth isn't seeing enough chances, making only two of his four attempts.

Team Defense Movement

Arizona Cardinals Down

The offense is putting too much pressure on the defense right now ... fluid ranking change.

Carolina Panthers Down

A combination of poor offensive play and overrated defensive talent, Carolina was ranked too high.

Houston Texans Down

The loss of J.J. Watt will zap most of the power from this fantasy unit.

Buffalo Bills Up

Who would have thought that firing your OFFENSIVE coordinator would spark the defense? Go figure.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Down

This group is getting trampled left and right. Perhaps this wasn't low enough.

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