Sell or Drop Candidates: LeSean McCoy, Mohamed Sanu, and Ryan Griffin

In our season projection there are 21 wide receivers whose projected rank is much lower than their season to date rank. Austin Ekeler (#14) and James Conner (#31) are a couple running backs who are projected to come up short of their season rank. But of all the running backs with a lower rest of season ranking, LeSean McCoy is the lowest ranking one.

There are 12 running backs whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #3, Melvin Gordon is the highest ranking must start. There are a number of running backs widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. At #37, Patrick Laird is the highest ranking one.

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Season-to-Date

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
C. McCaffrey (CAR) 78 FP, 19.6 perK. Drake (ARI) 41 FP, 10.3 per +J. Williams (GB) 29 FP, 7.2 per -
D. Cook (MIN) 65 FP, 16.3 perD. Montgomery (CHI) 40 FP, 10.1 per -P. Barber* (TB) 27 FP, 6.8 per
M. Gordon (LAC) 59 FP, 14.8 per +M. Mack (IND) 40 FP, 10.1 per -R. Freeman (DEN) 27 FP, 6.8 per -
D. Henry (TEN) 58 FP, 14.5 perD. Freeman (ATL) 40 FP, 10 per +R. Mostert* (SF) 27 FP, 6.6 per
E. Elliott (DAL) 58 FP, 14.5 perJ. White (NE) 40 FP, 9.9 perT. Cohen (CHI) 24 FP, 6 per
L. Fournette (JAC) 55 FP, 13.8 per +J. Howard (PHI) 39 FP, 9.6 perR. Burkhead* (NE) 22 FP, 5.6 per
S. Barkley (NYG) 55 FP, 13.6 per +S. Michel (NE) 38 FP, 9.6 per -N. Hines* (IND) 21 FP, 5.3 per
N. Chubb (CLE) 54 FP, 13.4 per -D. Guice (WAS) 38 FP, 9.5 per +A. Peterson* (WAS) 21 FP, 5.2 per
M. Ingram (BAL) 53 FP, 13.2 perM. Sanders (PHI) 38 FP, 9.4 per -G. Edwards* (BAL) 21 FP, 5.2 per
A. Kamara (NO) 53 FP, 13.2 per +L. Murray (NO) 36 FP, 9.1 per -F. Gore* (BUF) 20 FP, 5.1 per
T. Gurley (LAR) 52 FP, 13.1 perJ. Conner (PIT) 35 FP, 8.8 per -J. Samuels (PIT) 20 FP, 5.1 per
J. Jacobs (OAK) 51 FP, 12.6 per -R. Penny (SEA) 33 FP, 8.3 per +J. Wilkins* (IND) 20 FP, 4.9 per
A. Jones (GB) 49 FP, 12.2 per -T. Coleman (SF) 32 FP, 7.9 per -L. McCoy (KC) 20 FP, 4.9 per -
A. Ekeler (LAC) 46 FP, 11.6 per -K. Hunt (CLE) 31 FP, 7.8 per +B. Hill* (ATL) 18 FP, 4.6 per
C. Carson (SEA) 46 FP, 11.5 per -C. Hyde (HOU) 31 FP, 7.7 per -D. Thompson* (KC) 18 FP, 4.5 per
L. Bell (NYJ) 46 FP, 11.4 perR. Jones (TB) 31 FP, 7.7 per -A. Mattison* (MIN) 17 FP, 4.3 per
P. Lindsay (DEN) 44 FP, 11 per -P. Laird* (MIA) 31 FP, 7.7 perG. Bernard* (CIN) 17 FP, 4.3 per
D. Singletary (BUF) 42 FP, 10.5 per +D. Johnson (HOU) 30 FP, 7.6 per -C. Thompson* (WAS) 16 FP, 4.1 per
B. Scarbrough (DET) 42 FP, 10.5 per +D. Williams (KC) 30 FP, 7.4 per +B. Snell* (PIT) 16 FP, 4 per
J. Mixon (CIN) 42 FP, 10.4 per -M. Breida (SF) 29 FP, 7.4 perM. Brown* (LAR) 16 FP, 3.9 per

Top 30 Projected Quarterbacks Rest of Season

There are a number of quarterbacks widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. At #19, Gardner Minshew II is the highest ranking one. There are 7 quarterbacks that you will want to make sure are starting with a much better projected rank than season-to-date rank. Matt Ryan, at #3, is the highest ranking quarterback of this 'must start' group. There are 7 quarterbacks who are expected to trend down in fantasy production. Derek Carr, for example, is projected to be just the #27 quarterback and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
L. Jackson (BAL) 108 FP, 26.9 perT. Brady (NE) 82 FP, 20.4 perJ. Garoppolo (SF) 70 FP, 17.5 per -
R. Wilson (SEA) 95 FP, 23.8 perJ. Brissett (IND) 81 FP, 20.3 per +J. Goff (LAR) 69 FP, 17.2 per
M. Ryan (ATL) 89 FP, 22.4 per +P. Mahomes (KC) 81 FP, 20.2 per -K. Allen* (CAR) 68 FP, 17 per
D. Prescott (DAL) 88 FP, 22.1 perD. Jones (NYG) 79 FP, 19.8 per +A. Dalton* (CIN) 68 FP, 17 per
J. Winston (TB) 88 FP, 22.1 per +P. Rivers (LAC) 79 FP, 19.7 perR. Fitzpatrick* (MIA) 67 FP, 16.8 per
D. Watson (HOU) 86 FP, 21.6 per -B. Mayfield (CLE) 79 FP, 19.7 per +M. Moore* (KC) 66 FP, 16.6 per
D. Brees (NO) 86 FP, 21.5 per +K. Murray (ARI) 79 FP, 19.6 per -D. Carr (OAK) 65 FP, 16.4 per -
K. Cousins (MIN) 86 FP, 21.5 perJ. Allen (BUF) 73 FP, 18.3 per -M. Trubisky* (CHI) 64 FP, 16.1 per
C. Wentz (PHI) 86 FP, 21.4 per +G. Minshew* (JAC) 71 FP, 17.8 perS. Darnold (NYJ) 59 FP, 14.8 per
A. Rodgers (GB) 84 FP, 21.1 per -R. Tannehill* (TEN) 70 FP, 17.6 perD. Haskins* (WAS) 44 FP, 10.9 per

Top 90 Projected Wide Receivers Rest of Season

There are a number of wide receivers widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. At #30, A.J. Brown is the highest ranking one. There are 21 wide receivers whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. Courtland Sutton, at #5, is the highest ranking wide receiver of this 'must start' group. There are 19 wide receivers that have been fantasy starters, that you may need to bench in weeks the rest of the way. Mohamed Sanu, for example, is projected to be just the #68 wide receiver and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-3031-6061-90
M. Thomas (NO) 50 FP, 12.5 perD. Samuel (SF) 34 FP, 8.5 per +M. Hardman* (KC) 23 FP, 5.8 per
C. Godwin (TB) 49 FP, 12.3 perM. Williams (LAC) 34 FP, 8.5 per +T. Gabriel* (CHI) 23 FP, 5.6 per
K. Golladay (DET) 49 FP, 12.2 perM. Brown (BAL) 34 FP, 8.4 perC. Conley* (JAC) 22 FP, 5.5 per
M. Evans (TB) 48 FP, 12.1 perC. Samuel (CAR) 34 FP, 8.4 per -C. Davis* (TEN) 22 FP, 5.5 per
C. Sutton (DEN) 46 FP, 11.6 per +M. Gallup (DAL) 34 FP, 8.4 per -P. Dorsett* (NE) 22 FP, 5.4 per
T. Hill (KC) 46 FP, 11.5 per +D. Slayton (NYG) 34 FP, 8.4 perA. Tate* (CIN) 20 FP, 5 per
J. Landry (CLE) 44 FP, 11 per +Jo. Brown (BUF) 32 FP, 8.1 per -D. Thomas* (NYJ) 20 FP, 5 per
A. Thielen (MIN) 44 FP, 10.9 per +T. Williams (OAK) 32 FP, 8 per +M. Sanu (NE) 20 FP, 5 per -
D. Hopkins (HOU) 43 FP, 10.8 perW. Fuller (HOU) 31 FP, 7.8 per +T. Ginn* (NO) 19 FP, 4.8 per
D. Parker (MIA) 43 FP, 10.8 per +E. Sanders (SF) 30 FP, 7.4 per -A. Lazard* (GB) 19 FP, 4.7 per
K. Allen (LAC) 43 FP, 10.8 per +T. McLaurin (WAS) 29 FP, 7.4 per -D. Johnson* (PIT) 19 FP, 4.7 per
S. Diggs (MIN) 43 FP, 10.7 per +L. Fitzgerald (ARI) 29 FP, 7.4 per -T. Smith* (NO) 19 FP, 4.6 per
D. Adams (GB) 42 FP, 10.6 per +T. Hilton (IND) 28 FP, 9.5 per +A. Miller* (CHI) 18 FP, 4.6 per
M. Jones (DET) 41 FP, 10.2 per -Z. Pascal* (IND) 28 FP, 7.1 perJ. Gordon* (SEA) 18 FP, 4.6 per
J. Jones (ATL) 41 FP, 10.2 per +A. Green (CIN) 28 FP, 7.1 per +A. Erickson* (CIN) 18 FP, 4.4 per
A. Cooper (DAL) 40 FP, 10.1 per -S. Watkins (KC) 28 FP, 7 per +P. Campbell* (IND) 17 FP, 4.4 per
D. Chark (JAC) 40 FP, 10 per -J. Ross* (CIN) 28 FP, 6.9 perK. Cole* (JAC) 17 FP, 4.3 per
A. Jeffery (PHI) 39 FP, 9.8 per +R. Anderson (NYJ) 27 FP, 6.8 perA. Humphries* (TEN) 17 FP, 4.3 per
C. Kupp (LAR) 39 FP, 9.8 per -J. Crowder (NYJ) 26 FP, 6.6 per -J. Meyers* (NE) 17 FP, 4.3 per
D. Moore (CAR) 39 FP, 9.7 per -T. Boyd (CIN) 26 FP, 6.6 per -A. Hurns* (MIA) 17 FP, 4.2 per
O. Beckham (CLE) 38 FP, 9.6 per +R. Cobb* (DAL) 26 FP, 6.6 perM. Valdes-Scantling* (GB) 16 FP, 4.1 per
T. Lockett (SEA) 38 FP, 9.6 per -C. Beasley* (BUF) 26 FP, 6.5 perD. Robinson* (KC) 16 FP, 4.1 per
J. Edelman (NE) 38 FP, 9.5 per -B. Cooks (LAR) 26 FP, 6.5 per +A. Wilson* (MIA) 16 FP, 3.9 per
C. Ridley (ATL) 38 FP, 9.5 per -J. Washington* (PIT) 26 FP, 6.4 perD. Moore* (SEA) 15 FP, 3.8 per
D. Metcalf (SEA) 37 FP, 9.4 perK. Stills* (HOU) 26 FP, 6.4 perO. Johnson* (MIN) 15 FP, 3.7 per
R. Woods (LAR) 36 FP, 9 perD. Amendola* (DET) 26 FP, 6.4 perW. Snead* (BAL) 14 FP, 3.6 per
A. Robinson (CHI) 36 FP, 8.9 per -S. Shepard* (NYG) 26 FP, 6.4 perN. Harry* (NE) 14 FP, 3.6 per
C. Kirk (ARI) 36 FP, 8.9 per +D. Westbrook* (JAC) 25 FP, 6.4 perB. Perriman* (TB) 14 FP, 3.6 per
G. Tate (NYG) 35 FP, 8.8 per +J. Smith-Schuster (PIT) 25 FP, 6.4 per -R. Gage* (ATL) 14 FP, 3.5 per
A. Brown* (TEN) 35 FP, 8.7 perN. Agholor* (PHI) 24 FP, 6 perC. Hogan* (CAR) 14 FP, 3.5 per

Top 30 Projected Tight Ends Rest of Season

If you need help at tight end there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 the rest of the season. At #13, Mike Gesicki is the highest ranking one. There are only 4 tight ends whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Hunter Henry, at #2, is the highest ranking tight end of this 'must start' group. There are only 3 tight ends who are projected to be fantasy busts. Ryan Griffin, for example, is projected to be just the #22 tight end and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
T. Kelce (KC) 38 FP, 9.4 perK. Rudolph (MIN) 23 FP, 5.8 perJ. Witten* (DAL) 19 FP, 4.8 per
H. Henry (LAC) 37 FP, 9.3 per +G. Olsen (CAR) 23 FP, 5.8 perR. Griffin (NYJ) 18 FP, 4.6 per -
G. Kittle (SF) 36 FP, 9 per +M. Gesicki* (MIA) 23 FP, 5.8 perC. Brate* (TB) 18 FP, 4.4 per
Z. Ertz (PHI) 36 FP, 8.9 perD. Goedert (PHI) 23 FP, 5.7 perJ. Graham* (GB) 16 FP, 4.1 per
D. Waller (OAK) 34 FP, 8.5 perD. Njoku* (CLE) 22 FP, 5.5 perJ. Smith* (TEN) 16 FP, 4 per
E. Engram (NYG) 33 FP, 8.2 per +N. Fant* (DEN) 22 FP, 5.4 perI. Smith Jr.* (MIN) 15 FP, 3.7 per
A. Hooper (ATL) 30 FP, 7.4 per -J. Hollister* (SEA) 20 FP, 5 perV. McDonald* (PIT) 13 FP, 3.2 per
M. Andrews (BAL) 29 FP, 7.3 per -O. Howard* (TB) 20 FP, 5 perD. Knox* (BUF) 12 FP, 3.1 per
J. Cook (NO) 28 FP, 7 perD. Fells* (HOU) 20 FP, 5 perT. Higbee* (LAR) 12 FP, 3.1 per
J. Doyle (IND) 26 FP, 6.4 per +G. Everett* (LAR) 20 FP, 5 perJ. Akins* (HOU) 12 FP, 3 per

Top 30 Projected Kickers Rest of Season

There are a number of kickers widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. Robbie Gould, at #4, is the highest ranking kicker of this waiver wire group. Jake Elliott is the only kicker whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. There are only 4 kickers who are projected to be fantasy busts. Josh Lambo, for example, is projected to be just the #18 kicker. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
W. Lutz (NO) 35 FP, 8.8 perA. Seibert* (CLE) 29 FP, 7.2 perM. Crosby* (GB) 24 FP, 6 per
J. Tucker (BAL) 33 FP, 8.2 perD. Bailey* (MIN) 28 FP, 7.1 perZ. Gonzalez* (ARI) 24 FP, 6 per
M. Prater (DET) 32 FP, 8 perB. McManus* (DEN) 28 FP, 7 perC. Boswell* (PIT) 23 FP, 5.8 per
R. Gould* (SF) 31 FP, 7.8 perM. Badgley* (LAC) 28 FP, 7 perD. Carlson* (OAK) 22 FP, 5.6 per
M. Gay (TB) 31 FP, 7.7 perA. Vinatieri* (IND) 28 FP, 7 perD. Hopkins* (WAS) 22 FP, 5.6 per
J. Elliott (PHI) 30 FP, 7.6 per +B. Maher (DAL) 27 FP, 6.8 per -S. Ficken* (NYJ) 22 FP, 5.5 per
H. Butker (KC) 30 FP, 7.5 per -K. Fairbairn* (HOU) 27 FP, 6.8 perE. Pineiro* (CHI) 21 FP, 5.3 per
Y. Koo* (ATL) 30 FP, 7.5 perJ. Lambo (JAC) 26 FP, 6.6 per -J. Sanders* (MIA) 21 FP, 5.3 per
J. Slye (CAR) 29 FP, 7.2 perA. Rosas* (NYG) 25 FP, 6.4 perS. Hauschka* (BUF) 21 FP, 5.2 per
G. Zuerlein (LAR) 29 FP, 7.2 per -J. Myers* (SEA) 25 FP, 6.2 perR. Bullock* (CIN) 20 FP, 5.1 per

Top 30 Projected Defenses Rest of Season

Below are the projected rankings for fantasy defenses the rest of the season. Units with an asterisk (*) are owned in less than 65% of leagues. The Houston Defense is one to consider picking up. The Philadelphia Defense is projected to improve on their ranking the rest of the season. The Chicago Defense is one whose projected ranking is worse than their current ranking.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
Patriots 55 FP, 13.8 perVikings 43 FP, 10.6 perTitans* 39 FP, 9.8 per
Steelers 51 FP, 12.8 perCowboys* 42 FP, 10.6 perBroncos* 39 FP, 9.7 per
49ers 50 FP, 12.5 perPackers 42 FP, 10.5 per +Lions* 38 FP, 9.6 per
Ravens 49 FP, 12.4 perChiefs* 42 FP, 10.5 perJets 38 FP, 9.6 per -
Eagles 48 FP, 12 per +Colts* 42 FP, 10.4 perRaiders* 38 FP, 9.4 per
Texans* 47 FP, 11.7 perJaguars 42 FP, 10.4 per +Panthers 37 FP, 9.2 per -
Saints 47 FP, 11.7 perGiants* 41 FP, 10.2 perChargers* 37 FP, 9.2 per
Seahawks* 45 FP, 11.2 perBrowns 40 FP, 10.1 perBears 36 FP, 9 per -
Rams 45 FP, 11.1 per -Redskins* 40 FP, 10 perFalcons* 36 FP, 9 per
Bills 43 FP, 10.8 per -Buccaneers* 40 FP, 10 perCardinals* 36 FP, 9 per