A receding tide can strand all boats, even one as powerful as Alvin Kamara - once Drew Brees got hurt, Kamara struggled. The same can apply to the top Steelers' and Panthers' players.
Sammy Watkins is in line for a lot of work while Tyreek Hill is out. How high does he rate on this week's Value Meter?
Chris Carson has a great home matchup this week against the Bengals. Check out all of Jeff Erickson's weekly rankings.
Damien Williams will likely carry another heavy workload against the Pats in the AFC Championship Game this week.
Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs kick off the weekend with what appears to be a high-scoring matchup against the Colts.
Good RB's could be hard to find, with Melvin Gordon and Chris Carson facing tough matchups.
Chris Carson should run wild at home against the Cardinals, assuming that the Seahawks play their starters.
Adam Thielen is one of the many slumping wide receivers that are difficult to rank this week.
Rob Gronkowski had a terrific offensive game last week, and now faces a Steelers defense that got torn apart by three different tight ends.
This week features matchups between two elite offenses vs. two elite defenses - which prevail? The oddsmakers prefer the elite offenses of KC and the Rams.
This week it's Phillip Lindsay's turn to tear it up against the Bengals' absent linebacking corps.
Nick Chubb tore it up against the Falcons before his bye week and now gets to feast on the Bengals.
Luckily for fantasy owners the Rams-Chiefs game has been moved to Los Angeles, so we'll have full use of all the great options, such as the Chiefs' Tyreek Hill.
Melvin Gordon gets a juicy matchup on the road against the Raiders and tops the RB rankings in this week's Value Meter.
Cooper Kupp is slated to return to the Rams this week in the projected shootout game of the week against the Saints. See where he ranks in this week's Value Meter.
It appears that James Conner will get at least one more week, maybe more as the starter at RB for the Steelers, placing him among a group of very strong running back plays in Week 8.
Eli Manning and the Giants are really putting the 'start any QB against the Falcons' theory to the test this week.
Jameis Winston makes his first start of the season in a juicy matchup against the Falcons. See where he ranks among all the quarterbacks in this week's Value Meter.
Corey Davis was making plays all over the field against the Eagles last week. Can he continue that level this week - see his and all other Week 5 rankings here.
Michael Thomas continues to get a huge target share with the Saints. See where he ranks in this week's Value Meter.
So far, so good for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense - and offenses playing against the Chiefs, too!
JuJu Smith-Schuster really likes the idea of you playing him in Week 2.
Here are Jeff Erickson's Week 1 Value Meter rankings, with one significant change from previous years.
Do you pay for Gronk or not?
Tom Brady and the Patriots endured a tumultuous off week, but then was given the gift of the Titans upsetting the Chiefs in KC. See where he and everyone else rates in this week's Value Meter.
Todd Gurley won his owners many fantasy leagues in the regular season, and he's the chalk play for this round of the playoffs.
Blake Bortles has been a fantasy playoffs hero, but will he play much in Week 17? Jacksonville, Kansas City, the L.A. Rams and Philly all are candidates to rest their regulars. Check out Jeff Erickson's rankings.
Ezekiel Elliott returns this week - where does he rank on the Week 16 Value Meter? Check out that and all of Jeff Erickson's weekly rankings.
All the Thielen puns have already been made, but he and the Vikings have a great matchup this week against the banged-up Bengals.
What will Josh Gordon do in his second game back, this time at home in what projects to be a friendlier matchup?