Sell or Drop Candidates: Mecole Hardman, Wayne Gallman, and Philip Rivers

Out of the top 90 wide receivers based on total projected fantasy points, 23 have a projected rank that is substantially worse than their season to date rank. Tyrell Williams (#34) and Mohamed Sanu (#46) are a couple wide receivers who are projected to come up short of their season rank. But of all the wide receivers with a lower rest of season ranking, Mecole Hardman is the lowest ranking one.

There are 23 wide receivers whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. Michael Thomas, at #1, is the highest ranking wide receiver of this 'must start' group. If you need help at wide receiver there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 90 the rest of the season. Marquise Goodwin, at #39, is the highest ranking wide receiver of this waiver wire group.

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

TOP 1-3031-6061-90
M. Thomas (NO) 147 FP, 13.4 per +S. Watkins (KC) 95 FP, 8.6 per -C. Davis* (TEN) 64 FP, 5.8 per
C. Godwin (TB) 145 FP, 13.2 perM. Brown (BAL) 94 FP, 8.6 per -T. Gabriel* (CHI) 63 FP, 5.7 per
C. Kupp (LAR) 144 FP, 13.1 perM. Jones (DET) 92 FP, 7.7 per +A. Tate* (CIN) 62 FP, 5.6 per
D. Chark (JAC) 135 FP, 12.3 perT. Williams (OAK) 92 FP, 8.4 per -T. Smith* (NO) 61 FP, 5.5 per
J. Jones (ATL) 134 FP, 12.2 per +E. Sanders (DEN) 91 FP, 8.3 per -N. Agholor* (PHI) 61 FP, 5.5 per
D. Hopkins (HOU) 127 FP, 11.5 per +C. Ridley (ATL) 90 FP, 8.2 per -D. Parker* (MIA) 60 FP, 5 per
A. Cooper (DAL) 125 FP, 11.3 per -T. Boyd (CIN) 90 FP, 8.2 per -G. Allison* (GB) 60 FP, 5.4 per
M. Evans (TB) 123 FP, 11.2 perD. Jackson (PHI) 89 FP, 8.9 per +M. Hardman (KC) 58 FP, 5.3 per -
A. Green (CIN) 119 FP, 11.9 per +M. Goodwin* (SF) 87 FP, 7.2 perT. Ginn* (NO) 57 FP, 5.2 per
A. Thielen (MIN) 119 FP, 10.8 per -J. Gordon (NE) 87 FP, 7.9 per +R. Cobb* (DAL) 54 FP, 4.9 per
D. Adams (GB) 117 FP, 10.6 per +C. Kirk (ARI) 86 FP, 7.8 per +P. Williams* (MIA) 54 FP, 4.5 per
T. Hilton (IND) 116 FP, 10.6 per +D. Metcalf (SEA) 82 FP, 7.4 per -C. Beasley* (BUF) 52 FP, 4.8 per
T. Hill (KC) 116 FP, 10.5 per +S. Shepard (NYG) 81 FP, 8.1 per -P. Richardson* (WAS) 52 FP, 4.8 per
C. Sutton (DEN) 115 FP, 10.5 per -T. McLaurin (WAS) 79 FP, 7.2 per -C. Conley* (JAC) 52 FP, 4.7 per
K. Allen (LAC) 114 FP, 10.4 per -S. Diggs (MIN) 79 FP, 7.1 per +A. Wilson* (MIA) 50 FP, 4.1 per
L. Fitzgerald (ARI) 113 FP, 10.3 per +M. Sanu (ATL) 78 FP, 7.1 per -A. Callaway* (CLE) 49 FP, 4.4 per
R. Woods (LAR) 113 FP, 10.3 per +R. Anderson* (NYJ) 76 FP, 6.3 perD. Thomas* (NYJ) 49 FP, 4.1 per
K. Golladay (DET) 112 FP, 9.3 perK. Stills* (HOU) 75 FP, 6.8 perJ. Nelson* (OAK) 48 FP, 4.3 per
O. Beckham (CLE) 107 FP, 9.7 per +D. Samuel* (SF) 75 FP, 6.2 perD. Pettis* (SF) 48 FP, 4 per
J. Edelman (NE) 105 FP, 9.6 perA. Brown* (TEN) 74 FP, 6.8 perW. Snead* (BAL) 47 FP, 4.3 per
T. Lockett (SEA) 105 FP, 9.5 per -C. Samuel (CAR) 74 FP, 6.7 per -D. Funchess* (IND) 46 FP, 5.8 per
J. Smith-Schuster (PIT) 105 FP, 9.5 per +G. Tate (NYG) 72 FP, 6.6 per +D. Moore* (SEA) 45 FP, 4.1 per
B. Cooks (LAR) 105 FP, 9.5 per +D. Johnson* (PIT) 70 FP, 6.3 perA. Humphries* (TEN) 44 FP, 4 per
A. Robinson (CHI) 100 FP, 9.1 per -P. Dorsett* (NE) 69 FP, 6.9 perJ. Wright* (CAR) 43 FP, 3.9 per
D. Moore (CAR) 100 FP, 9 per +D. Westbrook (JAC) 68 FP, 6.2 perP. Campbell* (IND) 43 FP, 3.9 per
W. Fuller (HOU) 99 FP, 9 per -D. Amendola* (DET) 67 FP, 5.6 perI. McKenzie* (BUF) 42 FP, 3.9 per
Jo. Brown (BUF) 99 FP, 9 perM. Williams (LAC) 67 FP, 6.1 per +D. Slayton* (NYG) 42 FP, 3.8 per
J. Landry (CLE) 97 FP, 8.8 per +M. Valdes-Scantling (GB) 67 FP, 6.1 per -R. Higgins* (CLE) 40 FP, 3.6 per
A. Jeffery (PHI) 96 FP, 8.7 per +J. Crowder* (NYJ) 66 FP, 5.5 perK. Johnson* (ARI) 38 FP, 3.5 per
M. Gallup (DAL) 95 FP, 8.6 per +D. Robinson (KC) 64 FP, 5.8 per -D. Williams* (BUF) 37 FP, 3.4 per

Top 30 Projected Quarterbacks Rest of Season

If you need help at quarterback 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. Andy Dalton, at #18, is the highest ranking quarterback of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 quarterbacks whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Jared Goff, at #4, is the highest ranking quarterback of this 'must start' group. There are only 6 quarterbacks who are projected to be fantasy busts. Philip Rivers, for example, is projected to be just the #20 quarterback. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
P. Mahomes (KC) 294 FP, 26.7 perK. Murray (ARI) 231 FP, 21 perD. Carr* (OAK) 198 FP, 18 per
L. Jackson (BAL) 278 FP, 25.2 perC. Wentz (PHI) 228 FP, 20.7 per -M. Mariota* (TEN) 197 FP, 17.9 per
R. Wilson (SEA) 275 FP, 25 perD. Jones (NYG) 225 FP, 20.4 per +M. Rudolph* (PIT) 194 FP, 19.4 per
J. Goff (LAR) 255 FP, 23.2 per +J. Brissett (IND) 223 FP, 20.3 per -B. Mayfield (CLE) 194 FP, 17.6 per +
M. Ryan (ATL) 255 FP, 23.2 perD. Prescott (DAL) 222 FP, 20.1 per -K. Cousins* (MIN) 192 FP, 17.4 per
D. Watson (HOU) 251 FP, 22.8 per -A. Rodgers (GB) 219 FP, 19.9 per +M. Trubisky* (CHI) 181 FP, 16.5 per
T. Brady (NE) 249 FP, 22.7 perG. Minshew (JAC) 210 FP, 19.1 per -D. Brees (NO) 175 FP, 21.9 per
J. Winston (TB) 236 FP, 21.5 perA. Dalton* (CIN) 209 FP, 19 perJ. Flacco* (DEN) 167 FP, 15.2 per
M. Stafford (DET) 234 FP, 19.5 per +J. Allen (BUF) 208 FP, 18.9 perC. Newton* (CAR) 151 FP, 18.9 per
J. Garoppolo (SF) 234 FP, 19.5 per +P. Rivers (LAC) 208 FP, 18.9 per -S. Darnold* (NYJ) 138 FP, 11.5 per

Top 60 Projected Running Backs Rest of Season

There are 16 running backs whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. Alvin Kamara, at #3, is the highest ranking running back of this 'must start' group. There are 16 running backs that have been fantasy starters, that you may need to bench in weeks the rest of the way. Wayne Gallman, for example, is projected to be just the #58 running back and some owners may have better options. There are a number of running backs widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. Rex Burkhead, at #37, is the highest ranking running back of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
C. McCaffrey (CAR) 217 FP, 19.7 perM. Breida (SF) 119 FP, 9.9 perL. McCoy (KC) 76 FP, 6.9 per -
D. Cook (MIN) 192 FP, 17.4 perD. Montgomery (CHI) 119 FP, 10.8 per +I. Smith* (ATL) 72 FP, 6.6 per
A. Kamara (NO) 183 FP, 16.6 per +T. Coleman (SF) 114 FP, 9.5 per +D. Johnson (HOU) 72 FP, 6.5 per -
L. Bell (NYJ) 154 FP, 12.8 per +A. Ekeler (LAC) 113 FP, 10.3 per -K. Hunt (CLE) 68 FP, 8.5 per
A. Jones (GB) 151 FP, 13.7 perD. Freeman (ATL) 113 FP, 10.2 per +T. Cohen (CHI) 68 FP, 6.1 per
E. Elliott (DAL) 148 FP, 13.5 per +J. Mixon (CIN) 111 FP, 10.1 per +R. Penny (SEA) 67 FP, 6.1 per +
M. Ingram (BAL) 146 FP, 13.3 perS. Michel (NE) 107 FP, 9.7 per -R. Mostert* (SF) 66 FP, 5.5 per
D. Johnson (ARI) 146 FP, 13.3 per +J. Howard (PHI) 104 FP, 9.5 per -D. Guice* (WAS) 65 FP, 9.3 per
N. Chubb (CLE) 145 FP, 13.2 per -K. Drake (MIA) 103 FP, 8.6 per +J. Williams* (GB) 64 FP, 5.8 per
L. Fournette (JAC) 144 FP, 13.1 perD. Williams (KC) 100 FP, 9.1 per +A. Mattison* (MIN) 64 FP, 5.8 per
T. Gurley (LAR) 140 FP, 12.8 per +D. Singletary (BUF) 96 FP, 8.7 per +L. Murray* (NO) 59 FP, 5.3 per
D. Henry (TEN) 140 FP, 12.7 per -F. Gore (BUF) 92 FP, 8.4 per -C. Edmonds* (ARI) 56 FP, 5.1 per
M. Gordon (LAC) 139 FP, 12.6 per +C. Hyde (HOU) 87 FP, 7.9 per -G. Bernard* (CIN) 55 FP, 5 per
K. Johnson (DET) 135 FP, 11.3 per +R. Freeman (DEN) 87 FP, 7.9 perM. Walton* (MIA) 53 FP, 4.4 per
J. Jacobs (OAK) 134 FP, 12.1 per -R. Jones (TB) 85 FP, 7.7 per -D. Lewis* (TEN) 53 FP, 4.8 per
C. Carson (SEA) 131 FP, 11.9 perJ. White (NE) 82 FP, 7.4 perT. Johnson* (DET) 52 FP, 4.4 per
J. Conner (PIT) 131 FP, 11.9 perR. Burkhead* (NE) 80 FP, 8 perA. Peterson (WAS) 52 FP, 4.7 per
S. Barkley (NYG) 128 FP, 12.8 per +M. Sanders (PHI) 80 FP, 7.3 perW. Gallman (NYG) 52 FP, 5.2 per -
P. Lindsay (DEN) 122 FP, 11.1 per -C. Thompson (WAS) 79 FP, 7.2 per -T. Pollard* (DAL) 50 FP, 4.6 per
M. Mack (IND) 122 FP, 11.1 per -P. Barber (TB) 77 FP, 7 per -M. Brown* (LAR) 50 FP, 4.6 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 #11, Hunter Henry is the highest ranking one. There are only 5 tight ends whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. George Kittle, 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. Gerald Everett, for example, is projected to be just the #15 tight end. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
T. Kelce (KC) 110 FP, 10 perH. Henry* (LAC) 62 FP, 6.2 perT. Higbee* (LAR) 49 FP, 4.4 per
G. Kittle (SF) 103 FP, 8.6 per +T. Hockenson (DET) 60 FP, 5 perJ. Doyle* (IND) 48 FP, 4.4 per
D. Waller (OAK) 98 FP, 9 per +J. Cook (NO) 58 FP, 5.3 per +J. Witten* (DAL) 48 FP, 4.3 per
M. Andrews (BAL) 96 FP, 8.7 perJ. Graham (GB) 58 FP, 5.2 per +C. Brate* (TB) 44 FP, 4 per
Z. Ertz (PHI) 92 FP, 8.3 perG. Everett (LAR) 57 FP, 5.2 per -N. Fant* (DEN) 43 FP, 3.9 per
E. Engram (NYG) 91 FP, 9.1 perE. Ebron (IND) 56 FP, 5.1 perH. Hurst* (BAL) 39 FP, 3.5 per
G. Olsen (CAR) 79 FP, 7.2 perV. McDonald* (PIT) 56 FP, 5.1 perJ. Akins* (HOU) 39 FP, 3.5 per
W. Dissly (SEA) 79 FP, 7.1 per -O. Howard (TB) 54 FP, 4.9 per +D. Knox* (BUF) 38 FP, 3.4 per
A. Hooper (ATL) 76 FP, 6.9 per -R. Seals-Jones* (CLE) 51 FP, 4.7 perT. Kroft* (BUF) 37 FP, 3.4 per
D. Walker (TEN) 68 FP, 6.1 perC. Herndon* (NYJ) 49 FP, 4.4 perR. Izzo* (NE) 37 FP, 3.4 per

Top 30 Projected Kickers Rest of Season

If you need help at kicker 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 #6, Matt Prater is the highest ranking one. There are only 4 kickers whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #2, Robbie Gould is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 kickers who are projected to be fantasy busts. Mason Crosby, for example, is projected to be just the #19 kicker. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
G. Zuerlein (LAR) 105 FP, 9.5 perJ. Elliott (PHI) 74 FP, 6.8 per +J. Myers* (SEA) 66 FP, 6 per
R. Gould (SF) 104 FP, 8.7 per +K. Fairbairn (HOU) 74 FP, 6.7 per +E. Pineiro* (CHI) 65 FP, 5.9 per
J. Tucker (BAL) 103 FP, 9.4 perC. Boswell* (PIT) 74 FP, 6.7 perD. Bailey* (MIN) 64 FP, 5.9 per
M. Nugent (NE) 90 FP, 8.2 per +A. Seibert* (CLE) 72 FP, 6.5 perB. Maher* (DAL) 64 FP, 5.8 per
W. Lutz (NO) 86 FP, 7.9 perA. Vinatieri* (IND) 72 FP, 6.5 perS. Hauschka* (BUF) 63 FP, 5.7 per
M. Prater* (DET) 85 FP, 7.1 perZ. Gonzalez* (ARI) 71 FP, 6.5 perR. Bullock* (CIN) 62 FP, 5.7 per
H. Butker (KC) 83 FP, 7.5 perM. Bryant* (ATL) 71 FP, 6.4 perC. Parkey* (TEN) 62 FP, 5.6 per
J. Slye (CAR) 78 FP, 7.1 per -M. Badgley* (LAC) 66 FP, 6.6 perA. Rosas* (NYG) 61 FP, 5.6 per
J. Lambo* (JAC) 77 FP, 7 perM. Crosby (GB) 66 FP, 6 per -D. Carlson* (OAK) 59 FP, 5.4 per
M. Gay* (TB) 76 FP, 7 perB. McManus* (DEN) 66 FP, 6 perS. Ficken* (NYJ) 56 FP, 4.7 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 Pittsburgh Defense is one to consider picking up. The Buffalo Defense is projected to improve on their ranking the rest of the season. The Carolina Defense is one whose projected ranking is worse than their current ranking.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
Patriots 208 FP, 13 perSeahawks 171 FP, 10.7 per +Panthers 163 FP, 10.2 per -
Bills 199 FP, 12.4 per +Ravens 169 FP, 10.6 per +Chiefs* 161 FP, 10.1 per
Steelers* 195 FP, 12.2 perRams 168 FP, 10.5 perRedskins* 157 FP, 9.8 per
Saints 184 FP, 11.5 per +Titans 167 FP, 10.4 per -Jets* 155 FP, 9.7 per
Packers 180 FP, 11.2 per +Texans* 167 FP, 10.4 perGiants* 152 FP, 9.5 per
Bears 179 FP, 11.2 per -Eagles* 167 FP, 10.4 perCardinals* 151 FP, 9.4 per
Vikings 177 FP, 11.1 perLions* 166 FP, 10.4 perBroncos* 148 FP, 9.2 per
49ers* 176 FP, 11 perChargers 165 FP, 10.3 perBengals* 144 FP, 9 per
Jaguars 176 FP, 11 per +Colts* 165 FP, 10.3 perBuccaneers* 142 FP, 8.9 per
Browns* 174 FP, 10.9 perCowboys 163 FP, 10.2 perDolphins* 130 FP, 8.1 per