Throughout the year you are going to be seeing this page update with new names at various positions on a weekly basis. We have already seen quarterback changes like Baker Mayfield taking over in Cleveland, leaving Tyrod Taylor on the bench. Jameis Winston has taken the starting role back over for Ryan Fitzpatrick out in Tampa Bay. When looking at the running back and wide receiver positions on the depth chart, these can be trickier to dive into. Many running back situations are a committee, which is two backs that split the workload. On a few occasions you have full workhorse backs like Todd Gurley. You can reference the snap counts, targets and player stats pages to take a deep dive. It goes the same for wide receivers, although the top three is what you are after. These roles can change within a season, and this page will be updated weekly for the upcoming games to give you an indicator on starting lineups. For instance the Colts have had some major injuries this season. Jack Doyle and T.Y. Hilton have been on and off injuries, which shifts around the depth chart. That is where we have seen the emergence of Eric Ebron and Chester Rogers. If you are looking for defensive depth charts or offensive line, click on the team depth chart link for more info. Each team has a link to their weekly NFL Matchup providing detailed odds, matchup stats and predictions.
If you had Alfred Morris in fantasy this week, you are kicking and screaming. He had just one snap and did not see the field. This is likely the end for Morris, as Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida carried the workload. Mostert looked excellent running for 87 yards on 12 carries. We continue to see Tarik Cohen eat into Jordan Howard’s workload, and while Howard is a number one on the depth chart, that is a fringe number one at this point. Sony Michel has looked to lock up the number one in New England. James White still has his volume, but Michel has a pretty clear cut rushing role right now. With Le’Veon Bell still not returning, James Conner is still your number one back in Pittsburgh. With his success and the growing frustration with Bell, it is hard to see him coming back and getting a job again. While the Indy running back position isn’t attractive, Marlon Mack returned, and Nyheim Hines was in a backup role. We have seen Jordan Wilkins be pushed aside. Out in Philly it was Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood, as expected, getting the run for Jay Ajayi. With Devonta Freeman set to miss another week, Tevin Coleman will draw the start, but Ito Smith has had a growing role. He will be the number two back in Atlanta until Freeman returns.
We had some major wide receiver injuries that will have quite a few new names moving up the depth charts. Cooper Kupp suffered a nasty injury, but it looks like he will miss minimal time. He is out for Week 7, which means Josh Reynolds will get more work. Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu are both banged up, and in question for Week 7. Justin Hardy could be a value that opens up if they miss time, but also that means for targets for Austin Hooper. T.Y. Hilton continues to be sidelined, which means more Chester Rogers team. He has already been a target hog since Hilton has gone down. Cleveland is in desperate need of wide receivers, and they will likely be signing someone this week. Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway are the only healthy bodies, as Rashard Higgins is going to miss the next two weeks. They have three other wideouts currently expected to miss time.
Guys like Aaron Jones are still in a frustrating situation. Jones started the Monday night game, but failed to do much. He struggled in the passing game, and didn’t get much carries after that. He had 41 yards on eight carries, while Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams cut into his workload yet again. While Jones is the more talented back, the timeshare keeps him on the back burner. Green Bay is going on a Bye Week, which means that Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison should be returning after. This will get the Packers back to their usual starting core for the passing game, and leave some of the younger options back where they were at the beginning.