These 10 players are falling the most in average draft position (ADP) in PPR-team 12 leagues between January 19, 2019 and January 26, 2019.
Recent ADP Fallers
|Player||ADP Change||ADP (1/26)||ADP (1/19)||Recent News||Analysis|
Quiet in playoff loss: Howard rushed 10 times for 35 yards in the Bears' 16-15 playoff loss to the Eagles.
Sunday, January 6, 5:20 PM
|Aside from a 12-yard run at the end of the first half in which the Eagles were in a dime defense, he was largely ineffective on the ground, and with the Bears not running any plays near the Eagles' goal line, he didn't see any scoring chances. In a season in which he ran for 935 yards and nine touchdowns along with 145 receiving yards, he only surpassed 81 rushing yards twice and was often dependent upon finding the end zone to be a useful fantasy performer. He'll enter the last year of his rookie deal, and he should retain his role as the early-down hammer for the Bears, and his fantasy value should be similar to what it was in 2018.|
Inefficient during loss to Detroit: Cobb caught one pass (on five targets), collecting 27 receiving yards during Sunday's 31-0 loss to Detroit.
Sunday, December 30, 2:45 PM
|Outside of a Week 1 outburst against the Bears in which he mustered 142 receiving yards and a touchdown on 10 targets, Cobb's 2018 campaign was largely underwhelming. In what was his eighth pro campaign, the veteran wideout was besieged by injuries (hamstring, concussion) as he stumbled to his lowest receiving outputs in receptions (38), yards (383) and touchdowns (two) since his rookie season. With his contract expiring over the offseason and his availability on the field having been inconsistent of late, it remains to be seen if Cobb will continue to play for the franchise that drafted him 64th overall in the 2011 Draft.|
Ends season strong: Thomas finished the 2018 regular season with 36 catches on 49 targets for 333 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games played.
Wednesday, January 9, 6:08 PM
|Thomas' production was directly related to former Pro Bowler Greg Olsen's health, as he managed just eight receptions in the nine games Olsen played. However, when Olsen was sidelined with recurring foot issues, Thomas capitalized on his increased opportunity, particularly at the end of his rookie campaign. In Carolina's final four games, the fourth-rounder hauled in 20 of 27 targets for 200 yards and two touchdowns, topping 60 yards in two of those outings. While Cam Newton (shoulder) wasn't under center for the Panthers' last two tilts, and Olsen figures to be back next season, Thomas' strong close not only makes him an attractive insurance policy, but also someone who should garner looks of his own alongside Olsen in 2019.|
Has minimal role: Lewis did not carry the ball in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts. He did add three catches on four targets for a total of 23 yards.
Sunday, December 30, 9:06 PM
|Since getting a season-high 20 carries in Week 10 against New England, Lewis has steadily seen his role in the offense decline. That culminated with him not seeing a single carry in the season finale, and only earning 10 combined rushing attempts across the last three games of the season. His diminishing role coincided with the emergence of Derrick Henry, who has established himself as the workhorse in the team's backfield over the course of the last four contests. On the positive side, Lewis did maintain a role as the pass-catching back, hauling in at least three catches in five of his last six games. After signing a four-year contract with the Titans entering the 2018 season and Derrick Henry still in the fold, Lewis is likely to see the majority of his role as a pass-catching back in 2019.|
Limited snaps in Wild Card win: Hines did not have a carry or reception in Saturday's playoff win over Houston and played just nine snaps on offense. Hines didn't play much because Marlon Mack was playing well, Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni told Stephen Holder of The Athletic.
Wednesday, January 9, 11:18 AM
|We can only assume Hines will be used more this week against Kansas City since Hines previously had a low of 14 snaps and four touches in any game. Still, he had just three rushing attempts and seven receptions in his final two games of the regular season.|
Officially placed on IR: The Texans placed Fuller (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 30, 2:27 PM
|The transaction was destined to happen after Fuller suffered a torn ACL in his right knee last Thursday against the Dolphins. What wasn't guaranteed was a move to bolster the Texans' receiving corps in his absence. Beyond DeAndre Hopkins and the injured Keke Coutee (hamstring), Houston was thin at the position, boasting Sammie Coates and Vyncint Smith. As a result, the front office acquired Demaryius Thomas from the Broncos on Tuesday. Thomas' $14 million salary for 2019 isn't guaranteed, meaning this is more or less a rental while Fuller goes through his recovery.|
Generates 120 receiving yards: Lockett caught four of six passes for 120 yards in Saturday's playoff loss to the Cowboys.
Saturday, January 5, 9:11 PM
|Lockett flashed his big-play abilities yet again with two catches over 40 yards, including a 53-yard snag that set up a J.D. McKissic touchdown catch with less than two minutes remaining. Unfortunately, it was too late for the Seahawks, who didn't get the ball back after a failed onside kick. The fourth-year pro had a breakout season setting career highs across all categories with 57 catches for 965 yards and 10 touchdowns. Lockett had just nine total receiving scores entering the season, so this uptick was surprising, especially considering he was targeted in the red zone just six times all year. Another major improvement was recording 17 receptions over 20 yards after never hitting double digits in the stat previously. Lockett signed a three-year, $30.75 million deal before the season began, so he'll be a major bargain if this success is replicated again.|
Makes six catches: Gronkowski caught six of 11 targets for 79 yards during Sunday's 37-31 overtime win over the Chiefs.
Sunday, January 20, 9:43 PM
|A week after garnering just one target, Gronkowski led the team in that category while finishing second in receptions and receiving yards. He did little of note outside of a 25-yard gain, but it was still nice to see him so involved in the game plan. While Gronkowski isn't producing as he once did, he's still capable of dictating opposing game plans and serving as a big red zone target. He'll look to build on this solid effort in the Super Bowl against the Rams.|
Gets shoulder scoped: Newton underwent what was described as a successful arthroscopic procedure on his right (throwing) shoulder Thursday, the Panthers' official site reports.
Thursday, January 24, 1:50 PM
|The report adds that the QB's rehab process will begin immediately, but at this time there hasn't been an estimated time of recovery for Newton. Given the timing of the procedure, Newton has a good deal of time to recover in advance of training camp, but it's unclear at this stage when he'll be able to resume football activities.|
Expected to stay in Washington: Coach Jay Gruden believes Reed (foot) is an important part of the Redskins' future, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. "I like Jordan a lot," Gruden said Monday. "Tight ends that can win in zone and man coverage are hard to find. His blocking has improved and is going to continue to get better the stronger that he gets. We just have to get him healthy, but he is a dynamic player, a great athlete, works extremely hard, a great kid, never late and he's a big part of the success of this football team moving forward in my opinion."
Tuesday, January 1, 11:26 AM
|It doesn't sound like Gruden has any interest in freeing up $7.9 million in cap space by releasing Reed, who caught 54 of 84 targets for 558 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games during the 2018 campaign. The 28-year-old tight end finished another season on injured reserve, and at one point in November he admitted he was still feeling the impact of offseason surgery on both big toes. Reed seems to be looking at a far less grueling rehab process during the 2019 offseason, though his medical record remains a massive concern. While it isn't too difficult to make a case for his release, Reed takes on extra importance due to the lack of pass-catching talent on the Washington roster. It is possible the team asks him to take a small pay cut on the heels of yet another injury-shortened season.|