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How would we rank the players if only Weeks 5 through 16 counted? It’s an interesting thought exercise because we have to weight our August takes against what we’ve seen in September, have to account for injury timetables and have to be aware of schedules. Our goal here is to help you make decisions on trades in season-long drafts and compete in Best Ball tournaments kicking off this week.


Editor’s Note: The below list will not be updated.


These rankings are for half-PPR and standard roster formats.


1 Christian McCaffrey RB1
2 Dalvin Cook RB2
3 Alvin Kamara RB3 Drew Brees should be back by Week 10
4 Ezekiel Elliott RB4
5 Keenan Allen WR1
6 Julio Jones WR2
7 Deandre Hopkins WR3
8 David Johnson RB5
9 Travis Kelce TE1
10 Amari Cooper WR4
11 Michael Thomas WR5
12 Chris Godwin WR6
13 Cooper Kupp WR7
14 Mike Evans WR8
15 Odell Beckham WR9
16 Nick Chubb RB6 Kareem Hunt off suspension Week 10
17 LeVeon Bell RB7
18 James Conner RB8
19 Tyreek Hill WR10 Optimism Tyreek returns Week 6
20 Aaron Jones RB9 Jamaal Williams (head) status uncertain
21 Leonard Fournette RB10
22 Evan Engram TE2
23 Kerryon Johnson RB11
24 Derrick Henry RB12
25 Tyler Lockett WR11
26 Melvin Gordon RB13
27 Mark Ingram RB14
28 Kenny Golladay WR12
29 Davante Adams WR13 Reports on toe injury are optimistic
30 Sammy Watkins WR14
31 George Kittle TE3
32 Patrick Mahomes QB1
33 Chris Carson RB15
34 TY Hilton WR15 Quad injury is a concern
35 Brandin Cooks WR16
36 Todd Gurley RB16
37 Julian Edelman WR17
38 Marlon Mack RB17 Currently dealing with ankle issue
39 Darren Waller TE4
40 Saquon Barkley RB18 Would be back Week 8 in a best-case scenario
41 LeSean McCoy RB19
42 Sony Michel RB20
43 Devonta Freeman RB21
44 Tyler Boyd WR18
45 Robert Woods WR19
46 Stefon Diggs WR20
47 Adam Thielen WR21
48 Juju Smith-Schuster WR22
49 Larry Fitzgerald WR23
50 David Montgomery RB22
51 Joe Mixon RB23
52 Lamar Jackson QB2
53 Deshaun Watson QB3
54 Allen Robinson WR24
55 Terry McLaurin WR25 Day to day with hamstring injury
56 Marquise Brown WR26
57 Phillip Lindsay RB24
58 Austin Ekeler RB25
59 Josh Jacobs RB26
60 Matt Breida RB27
61 Michael Gallup WR27 Only expected to miss 1-2 more weeks
62 Josh Gordon WR28
63 Tyrell Williams WR29
65 James White RB28
66 Royce Freeman RB29
67 John Brown WR30
68 Wayne Gallman RB30
69 Alshon Jeffery WR31
70 Zach Ertz TE5
71 Sterling Shepard WR32
72 D.J. Moore WR33
73 Calvin Ridley WR34
74 Emmanuel Sanders WR35
75 A.J. Green WR36 Back running, could return for 2nd half of year
76 Mike Williams WR37 Currently nursing back and knee issues
77 Curtis Samuel WR38
78 Ronald Jones RB31
79 Dak Prescott QB4
80 Matt Ryan QB5
81 Damien Williams RB32 Has missed two straight weeks (knee)
82 Will Fuller WR39
83 John Ross WR40 Appeared to hurt arm late in Week 4 loss
64 Christian Kirk WR41 Footinjury sustained Wk 4 did not look good
84 Russell Wilson QB6
85 Marvin Jones WR42
86 Mark Andrews TE6
87 Chris Thompson RB33
88 Austin Hooper TE7
89 Miles Sanders RB34
90 Devin Singletary RB35
91 Carlos Hyde RB36
92 Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR43
93 Kenyan Drake RB37
94 Aaron Rodgers QB7
95 D.J. Chark WR44
96 Jordan Howard RB38
97 Darrel Williams RB39
98 Courtland Sutton WR45
99 Phillip Dorsett WR46
100 Duke Johnson RB40
101 Tevin Coleman RB41 Expected back from ankle injury in next 1-2 weeks
102 Malcolm Brown RB42
103 DeSean Jackson WR47
104 Jarvis Landry WR48 In concussion protocol
105 Robby Anderson WR49
106 DK Metcalf WR50
107 Jaylen Samuels RB43
108 Mecole Hardman WR51
109 Golden Tate WR52 Returns from suspension Week 5
110 Rex Burkhead RB44
111 Greg Olsen TE8
112 Nelson Agholor WR53
113 Dionte Johnson WR54
114 Demarcus Robinson WR55
115 Tarik Cohen RB45
116 Preston Williams WR56
117 Jameis Winston QB8
118 Carson Wentz QB9
119 Josh Allen QB10 In concussion protocol
120 Devante Parker WR57
121 Latavius Murray RB46
122 Jamison Crowder WR58
123 Dede Westbrook WR59
124 Geronimo Allison WR60
125 Alexander Mattison RB47
126 Kyler Murray QB11
127 Chris Herndon TE9 Off suspension now, Jets on bye
128 Vance McDonald TE10 Currently dealing with shoulder issue
129 Jared Goff QB12
130 Will Dissly TE11
131 Chase Edmonds RB48
132 Baker Mayfield QB13
133 Jimmy Graham TE12
134 Tony Pollard RB49
135 Frank Gore RB50
136 Delanie Walker TE13
137 OJ Howard TE14
138 Justice Hill RB51
139 Ty Johnson RB52
140 Phillip Rivers QB14
141 Rashaad Penny RB53 Expected back from hamstring issue Week 5
142 Peyton Barber RB54
143 Jamaal Williams RB55 Currently dealing with head injury
144 Ty Montgomery RB56
145 Jason Witten TE15
146 A.J. Brown WR61
147 Daniel Jones QB15
148 Hunter Henry TE16 Could be back late in year
149 Keke Coutee WR62
150 Jordan Wilkins RB57