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Fantasy Football Starter Rankings and Waiver Wire: Jordan Todman and Toby Gerhart are on Standby

Toby Gerhart

Again this week, we post the starter rankings for all four positions. These rankings are based on season averages crossed with the points allowed by the opponent matchup, tweaked for recent performance and role changes where applicable. Of course, keep on top of the weather news (which drastically affected some games last week) and injury news as the week progresses.

If you are looking for waiver wire help, your best bet at running back is to go after either Jordan Todman or Toby Gerhart. I have both ranked in the top 20 at RB in the event they are starting and getting the majority of touches for their respective teams. You will probably not definitively know until later in the week on either.

At tight end, Dennis Pitta was activated on Sunday and could be the best available option if you just lost Rob Gronkowski. Good luck if you are still alive.

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QUARTERBACKS

  1. Peyton Manning vs SD
  2. Drew Brees at STL
  3. Matthew Stafford vs BAL
  4. Philip Rivers at DEN
  5. Nick Foles at MIN
  6. Tom Brady at MIA
  7. Aaron Rodgers at DAL* (if declared active)
  8. Josh McCown at CLE
  9. Ben Roethlisberger vs CIN
  10. Cam Newton vs NYJ
  11. Russell Wilson at NYG
  12. Andrew Luck vs HOU
  13. Tony Romo vs GB
  14. Andy Dalton at PIT
  15. Matt Ryan vs WAS
  16. Ryan Tannehill vs NE
  17. Robert Griffin III/Kirk Cousins at ATL
  18. Alex Smith at OAK
  19. Carson Palmer at TEN
  20. Joe Flacco at DET
  21. Colin Kaepernick at TB
  22. Jason Campbell vs CHI
  23. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs ARI
  24. E.J. Manuel at JAC
  25. Matt Cassel vs PHI
  26. Matt Flynn at DAL* (if Rodgers still out)
  27. Case Keenum at IND
  28. Matt McGloin vs KC
  29. Eli Manning vs SEA
  30. Chad Henne vs BUF

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RUNNING BACKS

  1. LeSean McCoy at MIN
  2. Jamaal Charles at OAK
  3. Matt Forte at CLE
  4. DeMarco Murray vs GB
  5. Shane Vereen at MIA
  6. Eddie Lacy at DAL
  7. Adrian Peterson vs PHI* (if active)
  8. Marshawn Lynch at NYG
  9. Knowshon Moreno vs SD
  10. Rashad Jennings (or Marcel Reece if Jennings out) vs KC*
  11. Alfred Morris at ATL
  12. Steven Jackson vs WAS
  13. Andre Brown vs SEA
  14. Bobby Rainey vs SF
  15. Le’Veon Bell vs CIN
  16. Ben Tate at IND
  17. Joique Bell vs BAL
  18. Toby Gerhart vs PHI* (if Adrian Peterson is out)
  19. Frank Gore at TB
  20. Maurice Jones-Drew (or Jordan Todman if MJD out) vs BUF
  21. Ryan Mathews at DEN
  22. Chris Johnson vs ARI
  23. Zac Stacy vs NO
  24. Gio Bernard at PIT
  25. C.J. Spiller at JAC
  26. Fred Jackson at JAC
  27. Donald Brown vs HOU
  28. Danny Woodhead at DEN
  29. Andre Ellington at TEN
  30. Montee Ball vs SD
  31. Reggie Bush vs BAL
  32. Ray Rice at DET
  33. Rashard Mendenhall at TEN
  34. Darren Sproles at STL
  35. DeAngelo Williams vs NYJ
  36. Chris Ivory at CAR
  37. Pierre Thomas at STL
  38. Lamar Miller vs NE
  39. Willis McGahee vs CHI
  40. Daniel Thomas vs NE

WIDE RECEIVERS

  1. Calvin Johnson vs BAL
  2. Josh Gordon vs CHI
  3. Andre Johnson at IND
  4. Demaryius Thomas vs SD
  5. Brandon Marshall at CLE
  6. A.J. Green at PIT
  7. DeSean Jackson at MIN
  8. Alshon Jeffery at CLE
  9. Eric Decker vs SD
  10. Dez Bryant vs GB
  11. Antonio Brown vs CIN
  12. Jordy Nelson at DAL
  13. Julian Edelman at MIA
  14. Keenan Allen at DEN
  15. Pierre Garcon at ATL
  16. Marques Colston at STL
  17. Larry Fitzgerald at TEN
  18. Roddy White vs WAS
  19. Vincent Jackson vs SF
  20. T.Y. Hilton vs HOU
  21. Riley Cooper at MIN
  22. Danny Amendola at MIA
  23. Torrey Smith at DET
  24. Harry Douglas vs WAS
  25. Stevie Johnson at JAC
  26. Michael Floyd at TEN
  27. Victor Cruz vs SEA
  28. Cecil Shorts vs BUF
  29. Mike Wallace vs NE
  30. Steve Smith vs NYJ
  31. Golden Tate at NYG
  32. Anquan Boldin at TB
  33. Rod Streater vs KC
  34. Dwayne Bowe at OAK
  35. James Jones at DAL
  36. Kendall Wright vs ARI
  37. Emmanuel Sanders vs CIN
  38. Hakeem Nicks vs SEA
  39. Marlon Brown at DET
  40. Terrance Williams vs GB
  41. Nate Burleson vs BAL
  42. Cordarelle Patterson vs PHI
  43. Greg Jennings vs PHI
  44. Michael Crabtree at TB
  45. Ace Sanders vs BUF
  46. Justin Hunter vs ARI
  47. DeAndre Hopkins at IND
  48. Andre Holmes vs KC
  49. Dexter McCluster at OAK

TIGHT ENDS

  1. Jimmy Graham at STL
  2. Jordan Cameron vs CHI
  3. Julius Thomas vs SD
  4. Tony Gonzalez vs WAS
  5. Vernon Davis at TB
  6. Antonio Gates at DEN
  7. Jason Witten vs GB
  8. Jordan Reed at ATL* (if active)
  9. Delanie Walker vs ARI
  10. Charles Clay vs NE
  11. Greg Olsen vs NYJ
  12. Dennis Pitta at DET
  13. Martellus Bennett at CLE
  14. Coby Fleener vs HOU
  15. Garrett Graham at IND
  16. Heath Miller vs CIN
  17. Brandon Myers vs SEA
  18. Zach Ertz at MIN
  19. Ladarius Green at DEN
  20. Timothy Wright vs SF
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