FANTASY FOOTBALL: Early positional rankings for NFL Week 4


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Jared Goff, James Conner, DeAndre Hopkins, Christian McCaffrey, Patrick Mahomes, Evan Engram and Keenan Allen headline the initial rankings for the NFL's fourth weekend.


  1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  2. Jared Goff, Rams
  3. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  4. Russell Wilson Seahawks
  5. Deshaun Watson, Texans
  6. Philip Rivers, Chargers
  7. Lamar Jackson, Ravens
  8. Tom Brady, Patriots
  9. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
  10. Matthew Stafford, Lions
  11. Case Keenum, Redskins
  12. Jacoby Brissett, Colts
  13. Matt Ryan, Falcons
  14. Josh Allen, Bills
  15. Mason Rudolph, Steelers
  16. Daniel Jones, Giants
  17. Andy Dalton, Bengals
  18. Carson Wentz, Eagles
  19. Marcus Mariota, Titans
  20. Baker Mayfield, Browns
  21. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers
  22. Kirk Cousins, Vikings
  23. Kyler Murray, Cardinals
  24. Mitchell Trubisky, Bears
  25. Kyle Allen, Panthers
  26. Joe Flacco, Broncos
  27. Teddy Bridgewater, Saints
  28. Derek Carr, Raiders
  29. Josh Rosen, Dolphins
  30. Gardner Minshew, Jaguars


  1. James Conner, Steelers
  2. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  3. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  4. David Johnson, Cardinals
  5. Austin Ekeler, Chargers
  6. Marlon Mack, Colts
  7. Todd Gurley, Rams
  8. Derrick Henry, Titans
  9. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  10. Dalvin Cook, Vikings
  11. Mark Ingram, Ravens
  12. Joe Mixon, Bengals
  13. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
  14. Nick Chubb, Browns
  15. Phillip Lindsay, Broncos
  16. Chris Carson, Seahawks
  17. Miles Sanders, Eagles
  18. Damien Williams, Chiefs
  19. Aaron Jones, Packers
  20. Sony Michel, Patriots
  21. Kerryon Johnson, Lions
  22. Frank Gore, Bills
  23. David Montgomery, Bears
  24. Chris Thompson, Redskins
  25. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
  26. Josh Jacobs, Raiders
  27. Adrian Peterson, Redskins
  28. Carlos Hyde, Texans
  29. James White, Patriots
  30. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins
  31. Peyton Barber, Buccaneers
  32. Justin Jackson, Chargers
  33. Wayne Gallman, Giants
  34. Royce Freeman, Broncos
  35. Tarik Cohen, Bears
  36. Jamaal Williams, Packers
  37. Alexander Mattison, Vikings
  38. Devin Singletary, Bills
  39. Latavius Murray, Saints
  40. Malcolm Brown, Rams
  41. Rashaad Penny, Seahawks
  42. Rex Burkhead, Patriots
  43. LeSean McCoy, Chiefs
  44. Ty Johnson, Lions
  45. Nyheim Hines, Colts
  46. Duke Johnson, Texans
  47. Tony Pollard, Cowboys
  48. Dion Lewis, Titans
  49. Ito Smith, Falcons
  50. Jaylen Samuels, Steelers


  1. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
  2. Keenan Allen, Chargers
  3. Davante Adams, Packers
  4. Cooper Kupp, Rams
  5. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
  6. Kenny Golladay, Lions
  7. Amari Cooper, Cowboys
  8. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs
  9. Julio Jones, Falcons
  10. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
  11. Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
  12. Tyler Boyd, Bengals
  13. Mike Evans, Buccaneers
  14. Sterling Shepard, Giants
  15. Michael Thomas, Saints
  16. Terry McLaurin, Redskins
  17. Phillip Dorsett, Patriots
  18. Brandin Cooks, Rams
  19. DJ Moore, Panthers
  20. Josh Gordon, Patriots
  21. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles
  22. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers
  23. Julian Edelman, Patriots
  24. Robert Woods, Rams
  25. Mike Williams, Chargers
  26. Calvin Ridley, Falcons
  27. T.Y. Hilton, Colts
  28. Demarcus Robinson, Chiefs
  29. Stefon Diggs, Vikings
  30. John Brown, Bills
  31. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
  32. John Ross, Bengals
  33. Marquise Brown, Ravens
  34. Adam Thielen, Vikings
  35. Allen Robinson, Bears
  36. Courtland Sutton, Broncos
  37. Tyrell Williams, Raiders
  38. D.J. Chark, Jaguars
  39. Corey Davis, Titans
  40. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers
  41. Marvin Jones, Lions
  42. Will Fuller, Texans
  43. Paul Richardson, Redskins
  44. Cole Beasley, Bills
  45. Adam Humphries, Titans
  46. Christian Kirk, Cardinals
  47. Curtis Samuel, Panthers
  48. Preston Williams, Dolphins
  49. DeSean Jackson/Nelson Agholor, Eagles
  50. D.K. Metcalf, Seahawks
  51. Taylor Gabriel, Bears
  52. Diontae Johnson, Steelers
  53. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos
  54. Mecole Hardman, Chiefs
  55. Jarvis Landry, Browns
  56. DeVante Parker, Dolphins
  57. Trey Quinn, Redskins
  58. Darius Slayton, Giants
  59. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons
  60. A.J. Brown, Titans


  1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  2. Evan Engram, Giants
  3. Greg Olsen, Panthers
  4. Will Dissly, Seahawks
  5. Darren Waller, Raiders
  6. Zach Ertz, Eagles
  7. Delanie Walker, Titans
  8. Mark Andrews, Ravens
  9. Austin Hooper, Falcons
  10. Eric Ebron, Colts
  11. Tyler Eifert, Bengals
  12. Jordan Akins, Texans
  13. Jimmy Graham, Packers
  14. T.J. Hockenson, Lions
  15. O.J. Howard, Buccaneers
  16. Vance McDonald, Steelers
  17. James O’Shaughnessy, Jaguars
  18. Jared Cook, Saints
  19. Gerald Everett, Rams
  20. Noah Fant, Broncos
  21. Mike Gesicki, Dolphins
  22. Jason Witten, Cowboys
  23. Demetrius Harris, Browns
  24. Dallas Goedert, Eagles
  25. Dawson Knox, Bills

About The Managing Editor

Jay Clemons remains the only sports writer on the planet to capture Cynposis Media’s national award for Sports Blog Of The Year (beating out,,, The Players’ Tribune in 2015), along with the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s pre-eminent award for Best Writer (2008). Through the years, Mr. Clemons has been a key figure with numerous blue-chip sports/media brands, namely the Detroit Lions, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, Bleacher Report and the NBC/Universal family. With Sports Illustrated (2006-11), Clemons served a triple role with‘s heralded football coverage—editing Peter King’s famed ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’ column, penning award-winning pieces for NFL and then writing/narrating scripted videos within the NFL and baseball realms. In 2013, Clemons’ first year with the company, FOX Sports South enjoyed a monumental increase of approximately 34 million Web hits in a 12-month cycle—merely posting 11 million hits the previous year. 

Then, over a two-month span in 2014, FOX Sports South amassed 19.5 million Web hits—a 60-day record for any FOX affiliate. And in 2015, Clemons claimed the aforementioned Cynopsis Media award on FOX Sports’ behalf, the company’s only national writing award during that period. Clemons, a graduate of Michigan State University  and Wayne State University, has been an on-camera Web-TV host for Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report and FOX Sports. In 2015, he also became the first-ever sports journalism professor at Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta.

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