Chet Gresham Week 1 Fantasy Rankings

Published 9/7/2017 12:00 AM

By Chet Gresham

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  • 76. Christian McCaffrey, (RB No. 20) RB, Panthers. Bye: 7.

    McCaffrey will have to score from distance if he wants a touchdown, but that is absolutely in the cards with his ability.

  • 77. Mark Ingram, (RB No. 21) RB, Saints. Bye: 5.

    The breakdown in touches between Ingram and Peterson is unknown, but Ingram is the younger player and is also a better receiver. Ingram is the start over Peterson, as he will need those receptions against a tough run defense.

  • 78. Eric Decker, (WR No. 25) WR, Titans. Bye: 13.

    Decker is a touchdown machine.

  • 79. Adam Thielen, (WR No. 26) WR, Vikings. Bye: 6.

  • 80. Jonathan Stewart, (RB No. 22) RB, Panthers. Bye: 7.

    I doubt Cam Newton is asked to run the ball at the goal line this week against San Francisco's poor defense, which should set Stewart up for a gimme touchdown.

  • 81. Carlos Hyde, (RB No. 23) RB, 49ers. Bye: 8.

    The Panthers shut Hyde down last season, and if they get a lead early, he will likely have trouble getting the touches he needs for good stats.

  • 82. Terrance West, (RB No. 24) RB, Ravens. Bye: 8.

    West will likely need a touchdown to be a strong play, but he should see enough work to be useful.

  • 83. Davante Adams, (WR No. 27) WR, Packers. Bye: 4.

  • 84. Keenan Allen, (WR No. 28) WR, Chargers. Bye: 11.

    Chris Harris should be able to keep Allen from doing much in this game. But as the No. 1 receiver, the targets should be there to give Allen a chance.

  • 85. Scott Tolzien, (QB No. 30) QB, Colts. Bye: 10.

  • 86. T.Y. Hilton, (WR No. 29) WR, Colts. Bye: 10.

    Hilton without Luck is not close to the Hilton you wanted when drafting him early this season. He's still startable, but only because we know he's the No. 1 target for Mr. Tolzein.

  • 87. Rex Burkhead, (RB No. 25) RB, Patriots. Bye: 9.

    Burkhead could see 10 touches or 20, but I do think he has shown enough to the coaching staff for him to be a big part of this offense to start the season.

  • 88. Emmanuel Sanders, (WR No. 30) WR, Broncos. Bye: 11.

  • 89. Theo Riddick, (RB No. 26) RB, Lions. Bye: 10.

    Riddick will be needed if the Lions are to move the ball against the Cardinals.

  • 90. James White, (RB No. 27) RB, Patriots. Bye: 9.

    White is the Patriots lead receiving back, which is probably the only defined role for Patriots running backs right now. I like him as a flex play this season, until he proves me wrong.

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