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So, was the reaction to Ezekiel Elliott's Week 1 just a massive overreaction? It sure seems like it. Elliott ran the ball very effectively in Monday's win over the Eagles, racking up 95 yards on 17 carries and a pair of touchdowns, and he now has 44.3 PPR points over the last two games. 

Just like that, Elliott is RB7 on the season. Some will point to Tony Pollard's role -- one he continues to impress in, it should be noted! -- as reason to be skeptical about Elliott, but the truth is, Elliott has dominated snaps in this backfield and outside of a strange game script against the best run defense in football, Elliott has been very effective. 

Which is to say, there's no reason to think he's going to lose his job anytime soon. And there's not really any reason to think Elliott won't be a must-start Fantasy option moving forward. It was nice to get confirmation of that heading into Week 4. 

In today's newsletter, you can find Jamey Eisenberg's top priorities on the waiver wire for Week 4 as well as the first look at my rankings for Week 3 in today's newsletter, but first, here's a very quick rundown on the news you need to know from Monday:

  • A.J. Brown is "week to week" with a hamstring injury. 
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster is day to day with a rib injury. 
  • KJ Hamler has a torn ACL and will undergo season-ending surgery. 
  • Sean McVay is "hopeful" Darrell Henderson (ribs) will be able to play in Week 4. I've got Sony Michel as a top-15 RB with Henderson out, but Henderson would be projected for a very similar role if he does play.
  • James White is out indefinitely with a hip subluxation. 
  • Giovani Bernard is day to day with an MCL sprain.
  • The Chiefs signed Josh Gordon to the practice squad. The expectation is he'll join the active roster when he's ready.   
  • The Jaguars acquired TE Dan Arnold from the Panthers along with a third-round pick in exchange for former first-round DB C.J. Henderson and a fifth-rounder.

For more on what will be another busy week on the injury front, make sure you tune in to Fantasy Football Today on CBS Sports HQ at noon ET, and for help locking in your waiver-wire claims join Jamey Eisenberg, Adam Aizer, and I on the FFT YouTube stream tonight at 8 p.m., where we'll be taking your questions live for an hour. If you've got any questions before then, as always, you can email me at with the subject line "#AskFFT" to be included this week -- including in tomorrow's trade mailbag. 

And here's what we've got on tap in today's newsletter: 

  • ➕Top Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets
  • 📈Week 4 Rankings📉

➕Top Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets

Rondale Moore scores in Week 2.  Douglas DeFelice / USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 may not have that obvious must-add running back, but it might have even more potential difference makers on the waiver-wire than last week. So, you need to know how to best allocate your resources tonight. Jamey Eisenberg's Waiver Wire column is up and ready for you to get all the help you need. You can find there here. Here are the top targets for this week's run: 

Jamey Eisenberg's top targets

  1. Chuba Hubbard (45% rostered) -- Filling in for Christian McCaffrey made Mike Davis a must-start Fantasy option last season, so while McCaffrey is only expected to miss a couple of weeks with this hamstring injury, Hubbard is a high priority for anyone who needs help at running back. If you're 0-3 and need a starting RB, Hubbard might be worth up to 50% of your FAB. He should be the lead back, but in deeper leagues consider adding Royce Freeman in case the Panthers go in an unexpected direction. 
  2. Tim Patrick (60%) -- Patrick has been productive every time he has gotten an opportunity in the NFL, and with KJ Hamler (knee) joining Jerry Jeudy (ankle) on the sidelines, Patrick has an even bigger opportunity now. He should be the No. 2 target for Teddy Bridgewater moving forward, and could be a top-30 WR. 
  3. Emmanuel Sanders (59%) -- Readers of this newsletter shouldn't be surprised that Sanders had a breakout game in Week 3 -- I was calling it all week. Josh Allen solved his early accuracy issues and Sanders turned in a huge game. Allen is looking for Sanders down the field consistently, and opportunities for big plays have been there in all three games. He's a high-upside WR3. 
  4. Jakobi Meyers (59%) -- Here's an easy-to-spot pattern: In the Patriots two losses, Meyers has 23 targets; in their win, he had six. The Patriots host the Buccaneers in a game where they opened as 5.5-point underdogs. You do the math. 
  5. Hunter Renfrow (20%) -- I'm fairly confident Renfrow isn't even one of the Raiders three most talented receivers, but he's second on the team in targets and continues to produce. There isn't a ton of upside here, but Renfrow has a nice safe floor in PPR. 

One (more) target for each position

  • QB: Taylor Heinicke (13%) -- Heinicke is fearless, and that's going to lead to a lot of dumb mistakes. But it's also going to lead him to take chances to find his playmakers down the field, and given his rushing abilities and a Week 4 matchup with the Falcons, I like Heinicke as a streamer for this week. 
  • RB: Peyton Barber (7%) -- Barber did a pretty good Josh Jacobs imitation in Week 3 and could be a low-end starting option if Jacobs is out for Monday's game against the Chargers
  • WR: Nick Westbrook (0%) -- Alright, here's a really, really deep option. With A.J. Brown seemingly likely out for Week 4 and Julio Jones missing the fourth quarter of Sunday's game with what Mike Vrabel unhelpfully labeled "tightness," there could be an opportunity for Westbrook to step up.
  • TE: Tyler Conklin (4%) -- We identified Conklin as someone who could step up and make an impact with Irv Smith out for the season, and he finally did that in Week 3 against the Seahawks, catching seven passes for 70 yards and a touchdown. He has 13.3% target share and could end up the No. 3 option in this passing game. 

📈Week 4 Rankings📉

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sep 13, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (30) is grabbed on the ankle by Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Anthony Walker (54) as defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (99) and defensive end Justin Houston (50) and Jaguars center Brandon Linder (65) look on during the first quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Reinhold Matay / USA TODAY Sports

Here's where things stand for me in my first run through of the Week 4 rankings for PPR leagues. You can find Jamey, Dave, and Heath's rankings right here:


  1. Patrick Mahomes
  2. Josh Allen
  3. Kyler Murray
  4. Lamar Jackson
  5. Justin Herbert
  6. Matthew Stafford
  7. Dak Prescott
  8. Tom Brady
  9. Jalen Hurts
  10. Russell Wilson
  11. Aaron Rodgers
  12. Derek Carr
  13. Kirk Cousins
  14. Ryan Tannehill
  15. Sam Darnold
  16. Taylor Heinicke
  17. Joe Burrow
  18. Baker Mayfield
  19. Teddy Bridgewater
  20. Daniel Jones
  21. Justin Fields
  22. Matt Ryan
  23. Jacoby Brissett
  24. Jimmy Garoppolo
  25. Jameis Winston
  26. Trevor Lawrence
  27. Jared Goff
  28. Ben Roethlisberger
  29. Mac Jones
  30. Carson Wentz
  31. Zach Wilson
  32. Davis Mills

Running backs

  1. Derrick Henry
  2. Alvin Kamara
  3. Austin Ekeler
  4. Joe Mixon
  5. Najee Harris
  6. Aaron Jones
  7. D'Andre Swift
  8. Saquon Barkley
  9. Nick Chubb
  10. Alexander Mattison
  11. Antonio Gibson
  12. Jonathan Taylor
  13. Ezekiel Elliott
  14. Sony Michel
  15. Chris Carson
  16. James Robinson
  17. Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  18. David Montgomery
  19. Chase Edmonds
  20. Mike Davis
  21. Myles Gaskin
  22. Kenyan Drake
  23. Miles Sanders
  24. Cordarrelle Patterson
  25. Leonard Fournette
  26. Kareem Hunt
  27. Nyheim Hines
  28. Chuba Hubbard
  29. Jamaal Williams
  30. Devin Singletary
  31. Michael Carter
  32. Melvin Gordon
  33. Tony Pollard
  34. Ty Johnson
  35. Javonte Williams
  36. Trey Sermon
  37. Peyton Barber
  38. Zack Moss
  39. Royce Freeman
  40. David Johnson
  41. Ty'Son Williams
  42. Damien Harris
  43. J.D. McKissic
  44. Latavius Murray
  45. Kenneth Gainwell
  46. Brandon Bolden
  47. James Conner
  48. Mark Ingram
  49. Ronald Jones
  50. AJ Dillon
  51. Jeremy McNichols
  52. Tony Jones
  53. Carlos Hyde
  54. Jake Funk
  55. Phillip Lindsay
  56. Darrel Williams
  57. Salvon Ahmed
  58. Malcolm Brown
  59. Damien Williams
  60. Devontae Booker
  61. Larry Rountree

Wide receivers

  1. Davante Adams
  2. Tyreek Hill
  3. Cooper Kupp
  4. Stefon Diggs
  5. CeeDee Lamb
  6. Tyler Lockett
  7. Justin Jefferson
  8. D.K. Metcalf
  9. Keenan Allen
  10. Mike Williams
  11. Amari Cooper
  12. Calvin Ridley
  13. D.J. Moore
  14. DeAndre Hopkins
  15. Chris Godwin
  16. Terry McLaurin
  17. Chase Claypool
  18. Julio Jones
  19. Mike Evans
  20. Robert Woods
  21. Deebo Samuel
  22. Courtland Sutton
  23. Brandin Cooks
  24. Odell Beckham
  25. Tyler Boyd
  26. Ja'Marr Chase
  27. Allen Robinson
  28. Adam Thielen
  29. Marquise Brown
  30. DeVonta Smith
  31. Emmanuel Sanders
  32. Michael Pittman
  33. Jaylen Waddle
  34. Jakobi Meyers
  35. Kenny Golladay
  36. Cole Beasley
  37. Tim Patrick
  38. Mecole Hardman
  39. Marvin Jones
  40. Corey Davis
  41. Brandon Aiyuk
  42. Robby Anderson
  43. Hunter Renfrow
  44. Henry Ruggs
  45. Laviska Shenault
  46. Rondale Moore
  47. Sammy Watkins
  48. DJ Chark
  49. AJ Green
  50. Jalen Reagor
  51. Devante Parker
  52. Braxton Berrios
  53. Darnell Mooney
  54. Christian Kirk
  55. Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  56. Bryan Edwards
  57. Will Fuller
  58. Zach Pascal
  59. Terrace Marshall Jr.
  60. James Washington

Tight ends

  1. Travis Kelce
  2. Darren Waller
  3. George Kittle
  4. T.J. Hockenson
  5. Mark Andrews
  6. Rob Gronkowski
  7. Logan Thomas
  8. Noah Fant
  9. Kyle Pitts
  10. Tyler Higbee
  11. Dalton Schultz
  12. Dallas Goedert
  13. Tyler Conklin
  14. Evan Engram
  15. Jared Cook
  16. Jonnu Smith
  17. Mike Gesicki
  18. Austin Hooper
  19. Jack Doyle
  20. Robert Tonyan
  21. Dawson Knox
  22. Blake Jarwin
  23. Gerald Everett
  24. Zach Ertz
  25. Cole Kmet
  26. Juwan Johnson
  27. Adam Trautman
  28. Hunter Henry
  29. Eric Ebron
  30. Tommy Tremble

Top-150 Flex Rankings

  1. Derrick Henry
  2. Alvin Kamara
  3. Davante Adams
  4. Travis Kelce
  5. Tyreek Hill
  6. Austin Ekeler
  7. Joe Mixon
  8. Darren Waller
  9. Cooper Kupp
  10. Najee Harris
  11. Aaron Jones
  12. D'Andre Swift
  13. CeeDee Lamb
  14. Stefon Diggs
  15. Tyler Lockett
  16. Saquon Barkley
  17. Nick Chubb
  18. Alexander Mattison
  19. Justin Jefferson
  20. D.K. Metcalf
  21. Keenan Allen
  22. Antonio Gibson
  23. Amari Cooper
  24. Calvin Ridley
  25. Mike Williams
  26. D.J. Moore
  27. DeAndre Hopkins
  28. Jonathan Taylor
  29. Chris Godwin
  30. Ezekiel Elliott
  31. Terry McLaurin
  32. Chase Claypool
  33. Julio Jones
  34. Sony Michel
  35. Chris Carson
  36. James Robinson
  37. Mike Davis
  38. Mike Evans
  39. Robert Woods
  40. David Montgomery
  41. Deebo Samuel
  42. George Kittle
  43. Chase Edmonds
  44. T.J. Hockenson
  45. Myles Gaskin
  46. Kenyan Drake
  47. Odell Beckham
  48. Courtland Sutton
  49. Brandin Cooks
  50. Tyler Boyd
  51. Ja'Marr Chase
  52. Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  53. Allen Robinson
  54. Michael Pittman
  55. Cole Beasley
  56. DeVonta Smith
  57. Adam Thielen
  58. Miles Sanders
  59. Jaylen Waddle
  60. Cordarrelle Patterson
  61. Leonard Fournette
  62. Kareem Hunt
  63. Emmanuel Sanders
  64. Nyheim Hines
  65. Jakobi Meyers
  66. Chuba Hubbard
  67. Jamaal Williams
  68. Devin Singletary
  69. Michael Carter
  70. Mark Andrews
  71. Kenny Golladay
  72. Melvin Gordon
  73. Tim Patrick
  74. Marquise Brown
  75. Mecole Hardman
  76. Logan Thomas
  77. Tony Pollard
  78. Marvin Jones
  79. Noah Fant
  80. Ty Johnson
  81. Corey Davis
  82. Kyle Pitts
  83. Brandon Aiyuk
  84. Javonte Williams
  85. Trey Sermon
  86. Peyton Barber
  87. Hunter Renfrow
  88. Zack Moss
  89. Tyler Higbee
  90. Royce Freeman
  91. Henry Ruggs
  92. Laviska Shenault
  93. Robby Anderson
  94. Rondale Moore
  95. Rob Gronkowski
  96. DJ Chark
  97. Dalton Schultz
  98. AJ Green
  99. David Johnson
  100. Jalen Reagor
  101. Sammy Watkins
  102. Devante Parker
  103. Ty'Son Williams
  104. Damien Harris
  105. J.D. McKissic
  106. Braxton Berrios
  107. Dallas Goedert
  108. Darnell Mooney
  109. Christian Kirk
  110. Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  111. Bryan Edwards
  112. Will Fuller
  113. Zach Pascal
  114. Terrace Marshall Jr.
  115. Tyler Conklin
  116. James Washington
  117. Latavius Murray
  118. Kenneth Gainwell
  119. Evan Engram
  120. Collin Johnson
  121. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
  122. Brandon Bolden
  123. Jared Cook
  124. Nelson Agholor
  125. Jonnu Smith
  126. Mike Gesicki
  127. K.J. Osborn
  128. Dyami Brown
  129. James Conner
  130. Mark Ingram
  131. Austin Hooper
  132. Jack Doyle
  133. Adam Humphries
  134. Marquez Callaway
  135. Robert Tonyan
  136. Dawson Knox
  137. Blake Jarwin
  138. Demarcus Robinson
  139. Ronald Jones
  140. Russell Gage
  141. Gerald Everett
  142. Zach Ertz
  143. Cole Kmet
  144. Van Jefferson
  145. Phillip Lindsay
  146. AJ Dillon
  147. Hunter Henry
  148. Kendrick Bourne
  149. Tony Jones
  150. Tommy Tremble

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