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Week 4 All In Rankings (Weekend Update)

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Who would have thought we'd be hoping for a healthy Pryor come Week 4? Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Who would have thought we'd be hoping for a healthy Pryor come Week 4? Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Quarterbacks

Rank Player Team Opp
1 Peyton Manning  DEN vs. PHI
2 Drew Brees  NO vs. MIA
3 Tony Romo  DAL at SD
4 Michael Vick  PHI at DEN
5 Robert Griffin III  WAS at OAK
6 Matt Ryan  ATL vs. NE
7 Matthew Stafford  DET vs. CHI
8 Andrew Luck  IND at JAC
9 Tom Brady  NE at ATL
10 Russell Wilson  SEA at HOU
11 Colin Kaepernick  SF at STL
12 Philip Rivers  SD vs. DAL
13 Ben Roethlisberger  PIT at MIN
14 Jay Cutler  CHI at DET
15 Alex Smith  KC vs. NYG
16 Terrelle Pryor  OAK vs. WAS
17 Sam Bradford  STL vs. SF
18 Joe Flacco  BAL at BUF
19 Ryan Tannehill  MIA at NO
20 Andy Dalton  CIN at CLE
21 Carson Palmer  ARI at TB
22 Eli Manning  NYG at KC
23 E.J. Manuel  BUF vs. BAL
24 Geno Smith  NYJ at TEN
25 Matt Flynn  OAK vs. WAS
26 Jake Locker  TEN vs. NYJ
27 Matt Schaub  HOU vs. SEA
28 Brian Hoyer  CLE vs. CIN
29 Matt Cassel  MIN vs. PIT
30 Chad Henne  JAC vs. IND

Look who sneaks into QB1 territory this week (assuming a 12-team league... and that he plays), Mr. Terrelle Pryor. Of course, that is assuming he’s ready for Sunday (head injury), but if so, a matchup with the non-existent Redskins defense is all too intriguing… While Matt Ryan and Tom Brady could go all Old West on us, the Patriots defense is actually a tough unit, and the Falcons aren’t as smooth without Steven Jackson and Roddy White at less than 100 percent… Eli, Eli, Eli. How can I rank you any higher? I know you can put up QB1 numbers, but that offensive line might as well be a dam made out of doilies, and the Chiefs defense is looking stout.

Running Backs

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 Jamaal Charles  KC vs. NYG 1 Matt Forte  CHI at DET
2 Adrian Peterson  MIN vs. PIT 2 Jamaal Charles  KC vs. NYG
3 Matt Forte  CHI at DET 3 Adrian Peterson  MIN vs. PIT
4 LeSean McCoy  PHI at DEN 4 LeSean McCoy  PHI at DEN
5 Doug Martin  TB vs. ARI 5 DeMarco Murray  DAL at SD
6 Alfred Morris  WAS at OAK 6 Alfred Morris  WAS at OAK
7 Marshawn Lynch  SEA at HOU 7 Marshawn Lynch  SEA at HOU
8 DeMarco Murray  DAL at SD 8 Doug Martin  TB vs. ARI
9 Frank Gore  SF at STL 9 Trent Richardson  IND at JAC
10 Trent Richardson  IND at JAC 10 Darren McFadden  OAK vs. WAS
11 Darren McFadden  OAK vs. WAS 11 Reggie Bush  DET vs. CHI
12 Arian Foster  HOU vs. SEA 12 Frank Gore  SF at STL
13 Bilal Powell  NYJ at TEN 13 Darren Sproles  NO vs. MIA
14 Reggie Bush  DET vs. CHI 14 Arian Foster  HOU vs. SEA
15 C.J. Spiller  BUF vs. BAL 15 C.J. Spiller  BUF vs. BAL
16 Maurice Jones-Drew  JAC vs. IND 16 Bilal Powell  NYJ at TEN
17 Chris Johnson  TEN vs. NYJ 17 Maurice Jones-Drew  JAC vs. IND
18 Ray Rice  BAL at BUF 18 Chris Johnson  TEN vs. NYJ
19 Lamar Miller  MIA at NO 19 Bernard Pierce  BAL at BUF
20 Darren Sproles  NO vs. MIA 20 Ray Rice  BAL at BUF
21 Knowshon Moreno  DEN vs. PHI 21 Joique Bell  DET vs. CHI
22 Giovani Bernard  CIN at CLE 22 Stevan Ridley  NE at ATL
23 Stevan Ridley  NE at ATL 23 Jason Snelling  ATL vs. NE
24 Bernard Pierce  BAL at BUF 24 Giovani Bernard  CIN at CLE
25 Joique Bell  DET vs. CHI 25 Knowshon Moreno  DEN vs. PHI
26 Fred Jackson  BUF vs. BAL 26 Fred Jackson  BUF vs. BAL
27 Le'Veon Bell  PIT at MIN 27 Pierre Thomas  NO vs. MIA
28 Daryl Richardson  STL vs. SF 28 Lamar Miller  MIA at NO
29 Pierre Thomas  NO vs. MIA 29 Jacquizz Rodgers  ATL vs. NE
30 Ryan Mathews  SD vs. DAL 30 David Wilson  NYG at KC
31 Jason Snelling  ATL vs. NE 31 Daryl Richardson  STL vs. SF
32 David Wilson  NYG at KC 32 Ryan Mathews  SD vs. DAL
33 Jacquizz Rodgers  ATL vs. NE 33 Le'Veon Bell  PIT at MIN
34 Rashard Mendenhall  ARI at TB 34 Danny Woodhead  SD vs. DAL
35 BenJarvus Green-Ellis  CIN at CLE 35 Rashard Mendenhall  ARI at TB
36 Ben Tate  HOU vs. SEA 36 BenJarvus Green-Ellis  CIN at CLE
37 Danny Woodhead  SD vs. DAL 37 Ben Tate  HOU vs. SEA
38 Brandon Bolden  NE at ATL 38 Daniel Thomas  MIA at NO
39 Willis McGahee  CLE vs. CIN 39 Brandon Bolden  NE at ATL
40 Montee Ball  DEN vs. PHI 40 Marcel Reece  OAK vs. WAS
41 Daniel Thomas  MIA at NO 41 Montee Ball  DEN vs. PHI
42 Ronnie Hillman  DEN vs. PHI 42 Chris Ogbonnaya  CLE vs. CIN
43 Bryce Brown  PHI at DEN 43 Andre Ellington  ARI at TB
44 Michael Bush  CHI at DET 44 Felix Jones  PIT at MIN
45 Andre Ellington  ARI at TB 45 Willis McGahee  CLE vs. CIN
46 Isaiah Pead  STL vs. SF 46 Michael Bush  CHI at DET
47 Roy Helu  WAS at OAK 47 Bryce Brown  PHI at DEN
48 Jackie Battle  TEN vs. NYJ 48 Kendall Hunter  SF at STL
49 Marcel Reece  OAK vs. WAS 49 Donald Brown  IND at JAC
50 Brandon Jacobs  NYG at KC 50 Ronnie Hillman  DEN vs. PHI
51 Robert Turbin  SEA at HOU 51 Roy Helu  WAS at OAK
52 Donald Brown  IND at JAC 52 Isaiah Pead  STL vs. SF
53 Alfonso Smith  ARI at TB 53 Robert Turbin  SEA at HOU
54 Jonathan Dwyer  PIT at MIN 54 Knile Davis  KC vs. NYG
55 Da'Rel Scott  NYG at KC 55 LeGarrette Blount  NE at ATL
56 LeGarrette Blount  NE at ATL 56 Da'Rel Scott  NYG at KC
57 Jordan Todman  JAC vs. IND 57 Rashad Jennings  OAK vs. WAS
58 Felix Jones  PIT at MIN 58 Alex Green  NYJ at TEN
59 Chris Ogbonnaya  CLE vs. CIN 59 Jackie Battle  TEN vs. NYJ
60 Kendall Hunter  SF at STL 60 Jonathan Dwyer  PIT at MIN
61 Alex Green  NYJ at TEN 61 Lance Dunbar  DAL at SD
62 Knile Davis  KC vs. NYG 62 Bruce Miller  SF at STL
63 Zac Stacy  STL vs. SF 63 Jordan Todman  JAC vs. IND
64 Lance Dunbar  DAL at SD 64 Brandon Jacobs  NYG at KC
65 Benny Cunningham  STL vs. SF 65 Benny Cunningham  STL vs. SF
66 Joseph Randle  DAL at SD 66 Bobby Rainey  CLE vs. CIN
67 Khiry Robinson  NO vs. MIA 67 Vonta Leach  BAL at BUF
68 Ronnie Brown  SD vs. DAL 68 Ronnie Brown  SD vs. DAL
69 Rashad Jennings  OAK vs. WAS 69 Justin Forsett  JAC vs. IND
70 Bobby Rainey  CLE vs. CIN 70 Isaac Redman  PIT at MIN

DeMarco Murray is churning along, putting up top RB1 numbers. Now he just needs to stay healthy – well, there goes that (sorry for the jinx!)… DMC should rebound against those aforementioned Redskins, but he and Knowshon Moreno remain great sell-high candidates. Moreno was better last week before he lost rock-paper-scissors to Ronnie Hillman for the touchdown. Really? Is the rest of the league that laughable to the Broncos?... Bilal Powell checks in fairly high, especially with Chris Ivory nursing another injury – didn’t take long for that… I just can’t put David Wilson out of flex territory. He did have a touchdown taken away by a hold, and if not for that, we’d be having a lesser doom-and-gloom talk about him. Still having one, just more gloom and less doom.

Wide Receivers

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 Calvin Johnson  DET vs. CHI 1 Calvin Johnson  DET vs. CHI
2 Dez Bryant  DAL at SD 2 Julio Jones  ATL vs. NE
3 Demaryius Thomas  DEN vs. PHI 3 Dez Bryant  DAL at SD
4 Julio Jones  ATL vs. NE 4 Demaryius Thomas  DEN vs. PHI
5 A.J. Green  CIN at CLE 5 Brandon Marshall  CHI at DET
6 Brandon Marshall  CHI at DET 6 A.J. Green  CIN at CLE
7 DeSean Jackson  PHI at DEN 7 DeSean Jackson  PHI at DEN
8 Wes Welker  DEN vs. PHI 8 Wes Welker  DEN vs. PHI
9 Pierre Garcon  WAS at OAK 9 Antonio Brown  PIT at MIN
10 Eric Decker  DEN vs. PHI 10 Victor Cruz  NYG at KC
11 Antonio Brown  PIT at MIN 11 Pierre Garcon  WAS at OAK
12 Victor Cruz  NYG at KC 12 Eric Decker  DEN vs. PHI
13 Torrey Smith  BAL at BUF 13 Larry Fitzgerald  ARI at TB
14 Reggie Wayne  IND at JAC 14 Torrey Smith  BAL at BUF
15 Josh Gordon  CLE vs. CIN 15 Reggie Wayne  IND at JAC
16 Marques Colston  NO vs. MIA 16 Josh Gordon  CLE vs. CIN
17 Larry Fitzgerald  ARI at TB 17 Dwayne Bowe  KC vs. NYG
18 Andre Johnson  HOU vs. SEA 18 Anquan Boldin  SF at STL
19 Dwayne Bowe  KC vs. NYG 19 Vincent Jackson  TB vs. ARI
20 Anquan Boldin  SF at STL 20 Andre Johnson  HOU vs. SEA
21 Vincent Jackson  TB vs. ARI 21 Marques Colston  NO vs. MIA
22 Cecil Shorts  JAC vs. IND 22 Mike Wallace  MIA at NO
23 Mike Wallace  MIA at NO 23 Julian Edelman  NE at ATL
24 Julian Edelman  NE at ATL 24 Cecil Shorts  JAC vs. IND
25 Steve Johnson  BUF vs. BAL 25 Steve Johnson  BUF vs. BAL
26 Brian Hartline  MIA at NO 26 Brian Hartline  MIA at NO
27 Kenbrell Thompkins  NE at ATL 27 Kenbrell Thompkins  NE at ATL
28 T.Y. Hilton IND at JAC 28 T.Y Hilton IND at JAC
29 Hakeem Nicks  NYG at KC 29 DeAndre Hopkins  HOU vs. SEA
30 DeAndre Hopkins  HOU vs. SEA 30 Hakeem Nicks  NYG at KC
31 Mike Williams  TB vs. ARI 31 Eddie Royal  SD vs. DAL
32 Eddie Royal  SD vs. DAL 32 Emmanuel Sanders  PIT at MIN
33 Roddy White  ATL vs. NE 33 Tavon Austin  STL vs. SF
34 Tavon Austin  STL vs. SF 34 Santonio Holmes  NYJ at TEN
35 Emmanuel Sanders  PIT at MIN 35 Mike Williams  TB vs. ARI
36 Michael Floyd  ARI at TB 36 Roddy White  ATL vs. NE
37 Denarius Moore  OAK vs. WAS 37 Golden Tate  SEA at HOU
38 Golden Tate  SEA at HOU 38 Denarius Moore  OAK vs. WAS
39 Chris Givens  STL vs. SF 39 Chris Givens  STL vs. SF
40 Santonio Holmes  NYJ at TEN 40 Michael Floyd  ARI at TB
41 Aaron Dobson  NE at ATL 41 Stephen Hill  NYJ at TEN
42 Stephen Hill  NYJ at TEN 42 Alshon Jeffery  CHI at DET
43 Ryan Broyles  DET vs. CHI 43 Ryan Broyles  DET vs. CHI
44 Greg Jennings  MIN vs. PIT 44 Greg Jennings  MIN vs. PIT
45 Marlon Brown  BAL at BUF 45 Donnie Avery  KC vs. NYG
46 Sidney Rice  SEA at HOU 46 Andre Roberts  ARI at TB
47 Alshon Jeffery  CHI at DET 47 Nate Washington  TEN vs. NYJ
48 Andre Roberts  ARI at TB 48 Marlon Brown  BAL at BUF
49 Nate Washington  TEN vs. NYJ 49 Aaron Dobson  NE at ATL
50 Vincent Brown  SD vs. DAL 50 Sidney Rice  SEA at HOU
51 Kendall Wright  TEN vs. NYJ 51 Kendall Wright  TEN vs. NYJ
52 Kenny Stills  NO vs. MIA 52 Rod Streater  OAK vs. WAS
53 Rueben Randle  NYG at KC 53 Terrance Williams  DAL at SD
54 Rod Streater  OAK vs. WAS 54 Davone Bess  CLE vs. CIN
55 Donnie Avery  KC vs. NYG 55 Kenny Stills  NO vs. MIA
56 Terrance Williams  DAL at SD 56 Rueben Randle  NYG at KC
57 Doug Baldwin  SEA at HOU 57 Leonard Hankerson  WAS at OAK
58 Jason Avant  PHI at DEN 58 Vincent Brown  SD vs. DAL
59 Riley Cooper  PHI at DEN 59 Doug Baldwin  SEA at HOU
60 Robert Woods  BUF vs. BAL 60 Jason Avant  PHI at DEN
61 Jeremy Kerley  NYJ at TEN 61 Robert Woods  BUF vs. BAL
62 Harry Douglas  ATL vs. NE 62 Darrius Heyward-Bey  IND at JAC
63 Mohamed Sanu  CIN at CLE 63 Riley Cooper  PHI at DEN
64 Darrius Heyward-Bey  IND at JAC 64 Ace Sanders  JAC vs. IND
65 Robert Meachem  NO vs. MIA 65 Jeremy Kerley  NYJ at TEN
66 Jerricho Cotchery  PIT at MIN 66 Harry Douglas  ATL vs. NE
67 Leonard Hankerson  WAS at OAK 67 Dexter McCluster  KC vs. NYG
68 Davone Bess  CLE vs. CIN 68 Robert Meachem  NO vs. MIA
69 Cordarrelle Patterson  MIN vs. PIT 69 Jerome Simpson  MIN vs. PIT
70 Santana Moss  WAS at OAK 70 Cole Beasley  DAL at SD
71 Brandon Gibson  MIA at NO 71 Mohamed Sanu  CIN at CLE
72 Keenan Allen  SD vs. DAL 72 Jerricho Cotchery  PIT at MIN
73 Jerome Simpson  MIN vs. PIT 73 Santana Moss  WAS at OAK
74 Greg Little  CLE vs. CIN 74 Brandon Gibson  MIA at NO
75 Dexter McCluster  KC vs. NYG 75 Keenan Allen  SD vs. DAL
76 Kyle Williams  SF at STL 76 Justin Hunter  TEN vs. NYJ
77 Kenny Britt  TEN vs. NYJ 77 Cordarrelle Patterson  MIN vs. PIT
78 Austin Pettis  STL vs. SF 78 Greg Little  CLE vs. CIN
79 Ace Sanders  JAC vs. IND 79 Austin Pettis  STL vs. SF
80 Justin Hunter  TEN vs. NYJ 80 Kenny Britt  TEN vs. NYJ

Apparently, there are enough balls to go around for all of the Broncos wide receivers. I cautioned people not to panic after Week 1 for Eric Decker, but even I didn’t expect this production from all three week-to-week… Josh Gordon = amazing. When you can put up numbers like that with Brian Hoyer at QB, you are something my friend. However, the Bengals are not the Vikings so don’t go crazy yet, and those out there seeing offers including Gordon as a WR1, take them!... Like David Wilson, I have to keep Dwayne Bowe in the WR3 (similar to flex RB) area for one more week. Alex Smith has to start looking his way, and it also has to do with Bowe facing the Giants pass defense – hopefully, Aaron Ross gets to cover (or not, I should say) Bowe a few times… The Bucs receivers have Mike Glennon stepping in at QB, which doesn’t hurt them much – after all, it can’t be worse than Josh Freeman – but, if Vincent Jackson is out, downgrade Williams and Doug Martin.

Tight Ends

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 Jimmy Graham  NO vs. MIA 1 Jimmy Graham  NO vs. MIA
2 Julius Thomas  DEN vs. PHI 2 Julius Thomas  DEN vs. PHI
3 Jason Witten  DAL at SD 3 Jason Witten  DAL at SD
4 Jordan Cameron  CLE vs. CIN 4 Jordan Cameron  CLE vs. CIN
5 Tony Gonzalez  ATL vs. NE 5 Tony Gonzalez  ATL vs. NE
6 Antonio Gates  SD vs. DAL 6 Antonio Gates  SD vs. DAL
7 Vernon Davis  SF at STL 7 Vernon Davis  SF at STL
8 Martellus Bennett  CHI at DET 8 Martellus Bennett  CHI at DET
9 Jared Cook  STL vs. SF 9 Jared Cook  STL vs. SF
10 Owen Daniels  HOU vs. SEA 10 Coby Fleener  IND at JAC
11 Brandon Myers  NYG at KC 11 Owen Daniels  HOU vs. SEA
12 Coby Fleener  IND at JAC 12 Brandon Myers  NYG at KC
13 Charles Clay  MIA at NO 13 Heath Miller  PIT at MIN
14 Heath Miller  PIT at MIN 14 Charles Clay  MIA at NO
15 Kyle Rudolph  MIN vs. PIT 15 Kyle Rudolph  MIN vs. PIT
16 Tyler Eifert  CIN at CLE 16 Brandon Pettigrew  DET vs. CHI
17 Scott Chandler  BUF vs. BAL 17 Tyler Eifert  CIN at CLE
18 Jordan Reed  WAS at OAK 18 Anthony Fasano  KC vs. NYG
19 Brandon Pettigrew  DET vs. CHI 19 Jermaine Gresham  CIN at CLE
20 Zach Miller  SEA at HOU 20 Brent Celek  PHI at DEN
21 Jermaine Gresham  CIN at CLE 21 Marcedes Lewis  JAC vs. IND
22 Marcedes Lewis  JAC vs. IND 22 Zach Miller  SEA at HOU
23 Robert Housler  ARI at TB 23 Jordan Reed  WAS at OAK
24 Brent Celek  PHI at DEN 24 Robert Housler  ARI at TB
25 Garrett Graham  HOU vs. SEA 25 Jeff Cumberland  NYJ at TEN
26 Dallas Clark  BAL at BUF 26 Garrett Graham  HOU vs. SEA
27 Delanie Walker  TEN vs. NYJ 27 Scott Chandler  BUF vs. BAL
28 Kellen Winslow  NYJ at TEN 28 Logan Paulsen  WAS at OAK
29 Anthony Fasano  KC vs. NYG 29 Dallas Clark  BAL at BUF
30 Fred Davis  WAS at OAK 30 Delanie Walker  TEN vs. NYJ
31 Joseph Fauria  DET vs. CHI 31 Ed Dickson  BAL at BUF
32 Mychal Rivera  OAK vs. WAS 32 Kellen Winslow  NYJ at TEN
33 Ed Dickson  BAL at BUF 33 Mychal Rivera  OAK vs. WAS
34 Ladarius Green  SD vs. DAL 34 Fred Davis  WAS at OAK
35 Jeff Cumberland  NYJ at TEN 35 Joseph Fauria  DET vs. CHI

Pay attention to Rob Gronkowski’s status. Like many players this week, this ranking is based on if he plays and if he’s 90 percent or better… I apologize profusely Jordan Cameron. I loved you all offseason, and then I let Hoyer come between us. Never again. Expect a box of chocolates, some roses and an oversized teddy bear at your door any day now… Garbage time, thy name is Brandon Myers. Hey, looks like there will be plenty again this week in Kansas City… Charles Clay cannot be ignored anymore. He’s a main cog in that Dolphins offense and at least worth of a bye week fill in for Greg Olsen or Jermichael Finley owners.

Kickers and Defenses

Rank Player Team Opp Rank Team Opp
1 Matt Prater  DEN vs. PHI 1 Seattle Seahawks  at HOU
2 Stephen Gostkowski  NE at ATL 2 Kansas City Chiefs  vs. NYG
3 Garrett Hartley  NO vs. MIA 3 Cincinnati Bengals  at CLE
4 Dan Bailey  DAL at SD 4 Chicago Bears  at DET
5 Matt Bryant  ATL vs. NE 5 Baltimore Ravens  at BUF
6 Greg Zuerlein  STL vs. SF 6 Denver Broncos  vs. PHI
7 Blair Walsh  MIN vs. PIT 7 San Francisco 49ers  at STL
8 Sebastian Janikowski  OAK vs. WAS 8 Minnesota Vikings  vs. PIT
9 Phil Dawson  SF at STL 9 Indianapolis Colts  at JAC
10 Justin Tucker  BAL at BUF 10 New York Jets  at TEN
11 Steven Hauschka  SEA at HOU 11 Pittsburgh Steelers  at MIN
12 Alex Henery  PHI at DEN 12 Tennessee Titans  vs. NYJ
13 Adam Vinatieri  IND at JAC 13 Arizona Cardinals  at TB
14 David Akers  DET vs. CHI 14 Dallas Cowboys  at SD
15 Ryan Succop  KC vs. NYG 15 Houston Texans  vs. SEA
16 Nick Novak  SD vs. DAL 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers  vs. ARI
17 Randy Bullock  HOU vs. SEA 17 Cleveland Browns  vs. CIN
18 Caleb Sturgis  MIA at NO 18 New Orleans Saints  vs. MIA
19 Josh Brown  NYG at KC 19 St. Louis Rams  vs. SF
20 Robbie Gould  CHI at DET 20 New England Patriots  at ATL
21 Jay Feely  ARI at TB 21 Detroit Lions  vs. CHI
22 Nick Folk  NYJ at TEN 22 Buffalo Bills  vs. BAL
23 Mike Nugent  CIN at CLE 23 New York Giants  at KC
24 Kai Forbath  WAS at OAK 24 Atlanta Falcons  vs. NE
25 Rob Bironas  TEN vs. NYJ 25 Miami Dolphins  at NO
26 Rian Lindell  TB vs. ARI 26 Washington Redskins  at OAK
27 Shaun Suisham  PIT at MIN 27 San Diego Chargers  vs. DAL
28 Dan Carpenter  BUF vs. BAL 28 Oakland Raiders  vs. WAS
29 Billy Cundiff  CLE vs. CIN 29 Jacksonville Jaguars  vs. IND
30 Josh Scobee  JAC vs. IND 30 Philadelphia Eagles  at DEN