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Here’s the expert consensus on the top 50 players for the rest of the 2018 NFL season – Sports – Pulselive.co.ke

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Four games into the NFL season and a lot has changed for fantasy football players.

Thanks to the emergence of some new breakout stars like Patrick Mahomes, Kenny Golladay, and James Conner, the names atop fantasy leaderboards are a bit different than the experts had predicted at the start of the year.

Thankfully, there’s still time to recover from a disappointing draft. Even if you reached for Le’Veon Bell or Rob Gronkowski too early, if you can make the right adjustments to your roster and your outlook of what stars were worth heading into the season, there’s still a path to the fantasy postseason waiting for you.

With the help of FantasyPros, we’ve we gathered the rankings of seven experts from The Athletic, RotoExperts, TheScore, and Yahoo Sports to put together a new consensus ranking based on the first four weeks of NFL action.

These rankings reflect the value players have moving forward for the rest of the season. Take a look and take stock of where your team stands, and what adjustments you might have to make moving forward to win your league.

Change from preseason rank based on average draft position as tracked by FantasyLabs. Points scored through four games based on ESPN standard points per reception scoring.

1. Todd Gurley — RB, Los Angeles Rams


1. Todd Gurley — RB, Los Angeles Ramsplay

1. Todd Gurley — RB, Los Angeles Rams

(Wesley Hitt/Getty Images))

Average Rank: 1.0

Change from preseason rank: 0

Fantasy points through Week 4: 106.2

2. Alvin Kamara — RB, New Orleans Saints


2. Alvin Kamara — RB, New Orleans Saintsplay

2. Alvin Kamara — RB, New Orleans Saints

(Al Bello/Getty)

Average Rank: 2.6

Change from preseason rank: +5

Fantasy points through Week 4: 136.1

3. Melvin Gordon — RB, Los Angeles Chargers


3. Melvin Gordon — RB, Los Angeles Chargersplay

3. Melvin Gordon — RB, Los Angeles Chargers

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty)

Average Rank: 3.0

Change from preseason rank: +8

Fantasy points through Week 4: 105.5

4. Ezekiel Elliott — RB, Dallas Cowboys


4. Ezekiel Elliott — RB, Dallas Cowboysplay

4. Ezekiel Elliott — RB, Dallas Cowboys

(Ron Jenkins/AP)

Average Rank: 3.8

Change from preseason rank: 0

Fantasy points through Week 4: 86.1

5. Michael Thomas — WR, New Orleans Saints


5. Michael Thomas — WR, New Orleans Saintsplay

5. Michael Thomas — WR, New Orleans Saints

(Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 5.6

Change from preseason rank: +11

Fantasy points through Week 4: 100.5

6. Saquon Barkley — RB, New York Giants


Saquon Barkley hasn't been enough to spark the Giants offense so far this year.play

Saquon Barkley hasn’t been enough to spark the Giants offense so far this year.

(Al Bello/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 5.6

Change from preseason rank: 0

Fantasy points through Week 4: 90.3

7. Antonio Brown — WR, Pittsburgh Steelers


7. Antonio Brown — WR, Pittsburgh Steelersplay

7. Antonio Brown — WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

(Fred Vuich/AP)

Average Rank: 6.4

Change from preseason rank: -2

Fantasy points through Week 4: 74.2

8. Kareem Hunt — RB, Kansas City Chiefs


8. Kareem Hunt — RB, Kansas City Chiefsplay

8. Kareem Hunt — RB, Kansas City Chiefs

(Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 9.8

Change from preseason rank: +1

Fantasy points through Week 4: 62.8

9. Christian McCaffrey — RB, Carolina Panthers


9. Christian McCaffrey — RB, Carolina Panthersplay

9. Christian McCaffrey — RB, Carolina Panthers

(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 10.2

Change from preseason rank: +6

Fantasy points through Week 4: 62.8

10. Julio Jones — WR, Atlanta Falcons


10. Julio Jones — WR, Atlanta Falconsplay

10. Julio Jones — WR, Atlanta Falcons

(Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 11.2

Change from preseason rank: +4

Fantasy points through Week 4: 80.3

11. DeAndre Hopkins — WR, Houston Texans


11. DeAndre Hopkins — WR, Houston Texansplay

11. DeAndre Hopkins — WR, Houston Texans

(Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 12.2

Change from preseason rank: -1

Fantasy points through Week 4: 85.6

12. Odell Beckham Jr. — WR, New York Giants


12. Odell Beckham Jr. — WR, New York Giantsplay

12. Odell Beckham Jr. — WR, New York Giants

(Elsa/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 12.4

Change from preseason rank: 0

Fantasy points through Week 4: 65

13. David Johnson — RB, Arizona Cardinals


13. David Johnson — RB, Arizona Cardinalsplay

13. David Johnson — RB, Arizona Cardinals

(Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 13.8

Change from preseason rank: -10

Fantasy points through Week 4: 58.1

14. Tyreek Hill — WR, Kansas City Chiefs


14. Tyreek Hill — WR, Kansas City Chiefsplay

14. Tyreek Hill — WR, Kansas City Chiefs

(Jae C. Hong/AP)

Average Rank: 16.2

Change from preseason rank: +13

Fantasy points through Week 4: 84.5

15. Joe Mixon — RB, Cincinnati Bengals


15. Joe Mixon — RB, Cincinnati Bengalsplay

15. Joe Mixon — RB, Cincinnati Bengals

(Frank Victores/AP)

Average Rank: 17.4

Change from preseason rank: +8

Fantasy points through Week 4: 35.6

16. Davante Adams — WR, Green Bay Packers


16. Davante Adams — WR, Green Bay Packersplay

16. Davante Adams — WR, Green Bay Packers

(Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 19.2

Change from preseason rank: +2

Fantasy points through Week 4: 74.5

17. A.J. Green — WR, Cincinnati Bengals


17. A.J. Green — WR, Cincinnati Bengalsplay

17. A.J. Green — WR, Cincinnati Bengals

(Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 19.2

Change from preseason rank: +5

Fantasy points through Week 4: 77.7

18. Adam Thielen — WR, Minnesota Vikings


18. Adam Thielen — WR, Minnesota Vikingsplay

18. Adam Thielen — WR, Minnesota Vikings

(Grant Halverson/Getty)

Average Rank: 22.2

Change from preseason rank: +14

Fantasy points through Week 4: 99.3

19. Mike Evans — WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


19. Mike Evans — WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneersplay

19. Mike Evans — WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(Sean Gardner/Getty)

Average Rank: 22.8

Change from preseason rank: +6

Fantasy points through Week 4: 87.6

20. Travis Kelce — TE, Kansas City Chiefs


20. Travis Kelce — TE, Kansas City Chiefsplay

20. Travis Kelce — TE, Kansas City Chiefs

(Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 22.8

Change from preseason rank: +8

Fantasy points through Week 4: 71.7

21. Stefon Diggs — WR, Minnesota Vikings


21. Stefon Diggs — WR, Minnesota Vikingsplay

21. Stefon Diggs — WR, Minnesota Vikings

(Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 24.0

Change from preseason rank: +8

Fantasy points through Week 4: 79

22. Keenan Allen — WR, Los Angeles Chargers


22. Keenan Allen — WR, Los Angeles Chargersplay

22. Keenan Allen — WR, Los Angeles Chargers

(Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 25.2

Change from preseason rank: -3

Fantasy points through Week 4: 56.2

23. Juju Smith-Schuster — WR, Pittsburgh Steelers


23. Juju Smith-Schuster — WR, Pittsburgh Steelersplay

23. Juju Smith-Schuster — WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

(Ron Schwane/AP)

Average Rank: 25.4

Change from preseason rank: +18

Fantasy points through Week 4: 78.6

24. Dalvin Cook — RB, Minnesota Vikings


24. Dalvin Cook — RB, Minnesota Vikingsplay

24. Dalvin Cook — RB, Minnesota Vikings

(Rich Barnes/AP)

Average Rank: 28.0

Change from preseason rank: -11

Fantasy points through Week 4: 27.5

25. Jordan Howard — RB, Chicago Bears


25. Jordan Howard — RB, Chicago Bearsplay

25. Jordan Howard — RB, Chicago Bears

(Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 32.2

Change from preseason rank: -5

Fantasy points through Week 4: 44.1

26. James Conner — RB, Pittsburgh Steelers


26. James Conner — RB, Pittsburgh Steelersplay

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26. James Conner — RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

(Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 33.0

Change from preseason rank: +127

Fantasy points through Week 4: 77.6

27. Brandin Cooks — WR, Los Angeles Rams


27. Brandin Cooks — WR, Los Angeles Ramsplay

27. Brandin Cooks — WR, Los Angeles Rams

(Jae C. Hong/AP)

Average Rank: 34.8

Change from preseason rank: +19

Fantasy points through Week 4: 78.8

28. Zach Ertz — TE, Philadelphia Eagles


28. Zach Ertz — TE, Philadelphia Eaglesplay

28. Zach Ertz — TE, Philadelphia Eagles

(Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 35.4

Change from preseason rank: +11

Fantasy points through Week 4: 63.7

29. Mark Ingram — RB, New Orleans Saints


29. Mark Ingram — RB, New Orleans Saintsplay

29. Mark Ingram — RB, New Orleans Saints

(Adrian Kraus/AP)

Average Rank: 35.8

Change from preseason rank: +22

Fantasy points through Week 4: 0

30. Emmanuel Sanders — WR, Denver Broncos


30. Emmanuel Sanders — WR, Denver Broncosplay

30. Emmanuel Sanders — WR, Denver Broncos

(Jack Dempsey/AP)

Average Rank: 38.4

Change from preseason rank: +45

Fantasy points through Week 4: 72.7

31. Jarvis Landry — WR, Cleveland Browns


31. Jarvis Landry — WR, Cleveland Brownsplay

31. Jarvis Landry — WR, Cleveland Browns

(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Average Rank: 38.8

Change from preseason rank: +12

Fantasy points through Week 4: 63.2

32. Devonta Freeman — RB, Atlanta Falcons


32. Devonta Freeman — RB, Atlanta Falconsplay

32. Devonta Freeman — RB, Atlanta Falcons

(Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 39.0

Change from preseason rank: -15

Fantasy points through Week 4: 8

33. Rob Gronkowski — TE, New England Patriots


33. Rob Gronkowski — TE, New England Patriotsplay

33. Rob Gronkowski — TE, New England Patriots

(Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 39.4

Change from preseason rank: -12

Fantasy points through Week 4: 44.3

34. Carlos Hyde — RB, Cleveland Browns


34. Carlos Hyde — RB, Cleveland Brownsplay

34. Carlos Hyde — RB, Cleveland Browns

(Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 40.0

Change from preseason rank: +24

Fantasy points through Week 4: 64

35. Le’Veon Bell — RB, Pittsburgh Steelers


35. Le'Veon Bell — RB, Pittsburgh Steelersplay

35. Le’Veon Bell — RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

(Jim Rogash/Getty)

Average Rank: 40.6

Change from preseason rank: -33

Fantasy points through Week 4: 0

36. Marshawn Lynch — RB, Oakland Raiders


36. Marshawn Lynch — RB, Oakland Raidersplay

36. Marshawn Lynch — RB, Oakland Raiders

(Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 40.6

Change from preseason rank: +21

Fantasy points through Week 4: 64

37. Patrick Mahomes — QB, Kansas City Chiefs


Patrick Mahomes has been the breakout player of the 2018 NFL season.play

Patrick Mahomes has been the breakout player of the 2018 NFL season.

(Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 42.0

Change from preseason rank: +73

Fantasy points through Week 4: 115.3

38. Jay Ajayi — RB, Philadelphia Eagles


Jay Ajayi and the Eagles offense will look to dominate the Vikings the way they did in the NFC Championship.play

Jay Ajayi and the Eagles offense will look to dominate the Vikings the way they did in the NFC Championship.

(Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 42.4

Change from preseason rank: -1

Fantasy points through Week 4: 41

39. Cooper Kupp — WR, Los Angeles Rams


39. Cooper Kupp — WR, Los Angeles Ramsplay

39. Cooper Kupp — WR, Los Angeles Rams

(Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 44.0

Change from preseason rank: +48

Fantasy points through Week 4: 84.1

40. Golden Tate — WR, Detroit Lions


40. Golden Tate — WR, Detroit Lionsplay

40. Golden Tate — WR, Detroit Lions

(Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 44.8

Change from preseason rank: +14

Fantasy points through Week 4: 85.8

41. T.Y. Hilton — WR, Indianapolis Colts


41. T.Y. Hilton — WR, Indianapolis Coltsplay

41. T.Y. Hilton — WR, Indianapolis Colts

(John Minchillo/AP)

Average Rank: 45.2

Change from preseason rank: -11

Fantasy points through Week 4: 62.4

42. Drew Brees — QB, New Orleans Saints


42. Drew Brees — QB, New Orleans Saintsplay

42. Drew Brees — QB, New Orleans Saints

(Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 46.2

Change from preseason rank: +18

Fantasy points through Week 4: 98.3

43. Lamar Miller — RB, Houston Texans


43. Lamar Miller — RB, Houston Texansplay

43. Lamar Miller — RB, Houston Texans

(Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 47.2

Change from preseason rank: +2

Fantasy points through Week 4: 39.9

44. Kenny Golladay — WR, Detroit Lions


44. Kenny Golladay — WR, Detroit Lionsplay

44. Kenny Golladay — WR, Detroit Lions

(Duane Burleson/AP)

Average Rank: 48.8

Change from preseason rank: +99

Fantasy points through Week 4: 68

45. Robert Woods — WR, Los Angeles Rams


45. Robert Woods — WR, Los Angeles Ramsplay

45. Robert Woods — WR, Los Angeles Rams

(Rob Carr/Getty)

Average Rank: 49.6

Change from preseason rank: +41

Fantasy points through Week 4: 76.2

46. Alex Collins — RB, Baltimore Ravens


46. Alex Collins — RB, Baltimore Ravensplay

46. Alex Collins — RB, Baltimore Ravens

(Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 52.4

Change from preseason rank: -19

Fantasy points through Week 4: 44.8

47. Sony Michel — RB, New England Patriots


47. Sony Michel — RB, New England Patriotsplay

47. Sony Michel — RB, New England Patriots

(Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 52.6

Change from preseason rank: +25

Fantasy points through Week 4: 28.2

48. Adrian Peterson — RB, Washington Redskins


48. Adrian Peterson — RB, Washington Redskinsplay

48. Adrian Peterson — RB, Washington Redskins

(Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 52.6

Change from preseason rank: +54

Fantasy points through Week 4: 54.6

49. Leonard Fournette — RB, Jacksonville Jaguars


49. Leonard Fournette — RB, Jacksonville Jaguarsplay

49. Leonard Fournette — RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

(Bill Kostroun/AP)

Average Rank: 53.8

Change from preseason rank: -41

Fantasy points through Week 4: 13

50. Aaron Rodgers — QB, Green Bay Packers


50. Aaron Rodgers — QB, Green Bay Packersplay

50. Aaron Rodgers — QB, Green Bay Packers

(Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Average Rank: 54.6

Change from preseason rank: -26

Fantasy points through Week 4: 75.9



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Public officers above 58 years and with pre-existing conditions told to work from home: The Standard

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Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua. [File, Standard]
In a document from Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua new measure have been outlined to curb the bulging spread of covid-19. Public officers with underlying health conditions and those who are over 58 years -a group that experts have classified as most vulnerable to the virus will be required to execute their duties from home.

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However, the new rule excluded personnel in the security sector and other critical and essential services.
“All State and public officers with pre-existing medical conditions and/or aged 58 years and above serving in CSG5 (job group ‘S’) and below or their equivalents should forthwith work from home,” read the document,” read the document.
To ensure that those working from home deliver, the Public Service directs that there be clear assignments and targets tasked for the period designated and a clear reporting line to monitor and review work done.
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Others measures outlined in the document include the provision of personal protective equipment to staff, provision of sanitizers and access to washing facilities fitted with soap and water, temperature checks for all staff and clients entering public offices regular fumigation of office premises and vehicles and minimizing of visitors except by prior appointments.
Officers who contract the virus and come back to work after quarantine or isolation period will be required to follow specific directives such as obtaining clearance from the isolation facility certified by the designated persons indicating that the public officer is free and safe from Covid-19. The officer will also be required to stay away from duty station for a period of seven days after the date of medical certification.
“The period a public officer spends in quarantine or isolation due to Covid-19, shall be treated as sick leave and shall be subject to the Provisions of the Human Resource Policy and procedures Manual for the Public Service(May,2016),” read the document.
The service has also made discrimination and stigmatization an offence and has guaranteed those affected with the virus to receive adequate access to mental health and psychosocial supported offered by the government.
The new directives targeting the Public Services come at a time when Kenyans have increasingly shown lack of strict observance of the issued guidelines even as the number of positive Covid-19 cases skyrocket to 13,771 and leaving 238 dead as of today.
SEE ALSO: Working from home could be blessing in disguise for persons with disabilities
Principal Secretaries/ Accounting Officers will be personally responsible for effective enforcement and compliance of the current guidelines and any future directives issued to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured) will on Friday, July 24, meet governors following the ballooning Covid-19 infections in recent days.
The session will among other things review the efficacy of the containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of the restrictions, State House said in a statement.
This story is being updated.
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Drastic life changes affecting mental health

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Kenya has been ranked 6th among African countries with the highest cases of depression, this has triggered anxiety by the World Health Organization (WHO), with 1.9 million people suffering from a form of mental conditions such as depression, substance abuse.

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Globally, one in four people is affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, this is according to the WHO.

Currently, around 450 million people suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide.

The pandemic has also been known to cause significant distress, mostly affecting the state of one’s mental well-being.

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With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic attributed to the novel Coronavirus disease, millions have been affected globally with over 14 million infections and half a million deaths as to date. This has brought about uncertainty coupled with difficult situations, including job loss and the risk of contracting the deadly virus.

In Kenya the first Coronavirus case was reported in Nairobi by the Ministry of Health on the 12th March 2020.  It was not until the government put in place precautionary measures including a curfew and lockdown (the latter having being lifted) due to an increase in the number of infections that people began feeling its effect both economically and socially.

A study by Dr. Habil Otanga,  a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Department of Psychology says  that such measures can in turn lead to surge in mental related illnesses including depression, feelings of confusion, anger and fear, and even substance abuse. It also brings with it a sense of boredom, loneliness, anger, isolation and frustration. In the post-quarantine/isolation period, loss of employment due to the depressed economy and the stigma around the disease are also likely to lead to mental health problems.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) states that at least 300,000 Kenyans have lost their jobs due to the Coronavirus pandemic between the period of January and March this year.

KNBC noted that the number of employed Kenyans plunged to 17.8 million as of March from 18.1 million people as compared to last year in December. The Report states that the unemployment rate in Kenya stands at 13.7 per cent as of March this year while it stood 12.4 per cent in December 2019.

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Mama T (not her real name) is among millions of Kenyans who have been affected by containment measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus, either by losing their source of income or having to work under tough guidelines put in place by the MOH.

As young mother and an event organizer, she has found it hard to explain to her children why they cannot go to school or socialize freely with their peers as before.

“Sometimes it gets difficult as they do not understand what is happening due to their age, this at times becomes hard on me as they often think I am punishing them,”

Her contract was put on hold as no event or public gatherings can take place due to the pandemic. This has brought other challenges along with it, as she has to find means of fending for her family expenditures that including rent and food.

“I often wake up in the middle of the night with worries about my next move as the pandemic does not exhibit any signs of easing up,” she says. She adds that she has been forced to sort for manual jobs to keep her family afloat.

Ms. Mary Wahome, a Counseling Psychologist and Programs Director at ‘The Reason to Hope,’ in Karen, Nairobi says that such kind of drastic life changes have an adverse effect on one’s mental status including their family members and if not addressed early can lead to depression among other issues.

“We have had cases of people indulging in substance abuse to deal with the uncertainty and stress brought about by the pandemic, this in turn leads to dependence and also domestic abuse,”

Sam Njoroge , a waiter at a local hotel in Kiambu, has found himself indulging in substance abuse due to challenges he is facing after the hotel he was working in was closed down as it has not yet met the standards required by the MOH to open.

“My day starts at 6am where I go to a local pub, here I can get a drink for as little as Sh30, It makes me suppress the frustration I feel.” he says.

Sam is among the many who have found themselves in the same predicament and resulted to substance abuse finding ways to beat strict measures put in place by the government on the sale of alcohol so as to cope.

Mary says, situations like Sam’s are dangerous and if not addressed early can lead to serious complications, including addiction and dependency, violent behavior and also early death due to health complications.

She has, however, lauded the government for encouraging mental wellness and also launching the Psychological First Aid (PFA) guide in the wake of the virus putting emphasis on the three action principal of look, listen and link. “When we follow this it will be easy to identify an individual in distress and also offer assistance”.

Mary has urged anyone feeling the weight of the virus taking a toll on them not to hesitate but look for someone to talk to.

“You should not only seek help from a specialist but also talk to a friend, let them know what you are undergoing and how you feel, this will help ease their emotional stress and also find ways of dealing with the situation they are facing,” She added

Mary continued to stress on the need to perform frequent body exercises as a form of stress relief, reading and also taking advantage of this unfortunate COVID-19 period to engage in hobbies and talent development.

“Let people take this as an opportunity to kip fit, get in touch with one’s inner self and  also engage in   reading that would  help expand their knowledge.

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