Chet Gresham Week 1 Fantasy Rankings

Published 9/7/2017 12:00 AM

By Chet Gresham

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  • 106. Robby Anderson, (WR No. 38) WR, Jets. Bye: 11.

    Anderson is the Jets' best receiver and has big-play ability. I expect McCown to take his shots, and the Bills secondary isn't on lock down.

  • 107. Ameer Abdullah, (RB No. 33) RB, Lions. Bye: 10.

    Abdullah won't have much room against Arizona and Theo Riddick will likely take away targets. I prefer Riddick this week as long as he's healthy.

  • 108. Cooper Kupp, (WR No. 39) WR, Rams. Bye: 8.

    If he's healthy, Kupp makes for a decent start in a great matchup. Don't expect good touchdown numbers, but he should be useful in PPR leagues.

  • 109. Zach Ertz, (TE No. 7) TE, Eagles. Bye: 4.

    Ertz should be a top target for Wentz with Jordan Matthews out of the picture. Add in Josh Norman on Alshon Jeffery, and Ertz could end up as the No. 1 target this week.

  • 110. Jeremy Maclin, (WR No. 40) WR, Ravens. Bye: 8.

    I like Maclin a lot this season, but the Bengals' defense coupled with Joe Flacco just coming off a back injury, makes me want to hold off on any of Baltimore's receivers this week.

  • 111. Tevin Coleman, (RB No. 34) RB, Falcons. Bye: 11.

    Coleman should remain a flex play in this top offense, but I do expect a regression in his touchdown numbers this season.

  • 112. John Brown, (WR No. 41) WR, Cardinals. Bye: 9.

    It would be nice to know where Brown is healthy wise before going all-in on him. Plus, he'll likely face a lot of Darius Slay when he does play.

  • 113. Travis Kelce, (TE No. 8) TE, Chiefs. Bye: 5.

    Kelce will likely be the leading fantasy point accumulater for Kansas City this week, but I don't expect that he will go off.

  • 114. Randall Cobb, (WR No. 42) WR, Packers. Bye: 4.

  • 115. Darren Sproles, (RB No. 35) RB, Eagles. Bye: 4.

    Sproles is the lead back for Philly, which doesn't mean much with a committee, but he should be the safest play of the backfield, especially in PPR leagues.

  • 116. Mike Gillislee, (RB No. 36) RB, Patriots. Bye: 9.

    Gillislee has a lot of competition for touches, but also should be the favorite for goal-line work. I'm likely going to do my best to wait on starting him until I see a more defined role.

  • 117. Tyrell Williams, (WR No. 43) WR, Chargers. Bye: 11.

  • 118. Rishard Matthews, (WR No. 44) WR, Titans. Bye: 13.

  • 119. Shane Vereen, (RB No. 37) RB, Giants. Bye: 8.

    I expect Vereen to be more useful as a receiver than Paul Perkins is as a runner in this game.

  • 120. Jimmy Graham, (TE No. 9) TE, Seahawks. Bye: 5.

    Graham was up and down last season and didn't see the targets we'd like for fantasy, but it appears he is healthier now and could end up seeing more targets.

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