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Hey OG, so Im back with another year of my official Top 200 Fantasy Football Player rankings. Pre-season football starts tonight so that means many people are starting to think about Fantasy Football again.



A few things to know about my ranking system:

- Ranking are based off .5ppr scoring
 

- Ranking are based off Re-Draft leagues. So that means rookies are not going to be vauled high because they are rookies. 

- I will be editing these ranking every week as news comes out on these players or the performance each week effects their placement in the rankings.
 

- Defenses and Kicker hold less value as I believe its easy to steam them. The defenses that you will find on this ranking are either...

a: A top level defense or has top level talent

b: Has an easy schedule for this season. 

The Kicker you will find on this ranking generally are near the top or if not the top kickers year after year. Every other kicker is prone to off years or just are not on a team that places them in a spot to score enought to be on my Top 200 and should be streamed week after week.

 

- QBs are not a premium in my rankings. Due to the postion having alot of depth year after year and most QBs not being consistent enough to be a QB1 at higher rate, they are genreally ranked lower for me. These rankings should not be used if you play in a SuperFlex or a 2 QB league where QBs are more important. Also if your league does 6 pts for passing TDs vs the standard of 4pts then you may wish to give the QBs on great offenses a little bump but not running QBs.

As the preseason goes on and other players step up, the QBs generally go down in rankings for me. 

 

- The Rankings are not based off how I predict each player will rank at the end of the season. If it was all the top spots would be QBs. This is based off getting you the best team you can get when your draft is finished. If you are a seasoned fantasy player then you know that at the end of the year, most of your team will be different vs when you finished your draft.



Now that that is out of the way. Lets get to the rankings and the great debates we have in this thread based off of them. I hope these rankings help you guys out and as always I look forward to the shit talking!

 

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1 Saquon Barkley NYG / RB1

2 Christian McCaffrey CAR / RB2

3 Alvin Kamara NO / RB3

4 DeAndrea Hopkins HOU / WR1

5 Davante Adams GB / WR2

6 Julio Jones ATL  / WR3

7 David Johnson ARI / RB4

8 James Conner PIT / RB5

9 Michael Thomas NO / WR4

10 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE / WR5

11 Le'Veon Bell NYJ / RB6

12 Ezekiel Elliott DAL / RB7

13 Nick Chubb CLE / RB8

14 Tyreek Hill KC / WR6

15 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT / WR7

16 Todd Gurley LAR / RB9

17 Dalvin Cook MIN / RB10

18 Joe Mixon CIN / RB11

19 Travis Kelce KC / TE1

20 Mike Evans TB / WR8

21 Keenan Allen LA / WR9

22 Antonio Brown OAK / WR10

23 Adam Thielen MIN / WR11

24 Zach Ertz PHI / TE2

25 Amari Cooper DAL / WR12

26 Leonard Fournette JAC / RB12

27 George Kittle SF / TE3

28 Melvin Gordon LAC / RB13

29 Kerryon Johnson DET / RB14

30 Damien Williams KC / RB15

31 T.Y. Hilton IND / WR13

32 Aaron Jones GB / RB16

33 Stefon Diggs MIN / WR14

34 Marlon Mack IND / RB15

35 Devonta Freeman ATL / RB16

36 Brandin Cooks LAR / WR15

37 Chris Carson SEA / RB17

38 Robert Woods LAR / WR16

39 Derrick Henry TEN / RB18

40 Josh Jacobs OAK / RB19

41 Patrick Mahomes KC / QB1

42 Kenny Golladay DET / WR17

43 Chris Godwin TB / WR18

44 Tyler Lockett SEA / WR19

45 Julian Edelman NE / WR20

46 Sony Michel NE / RB20

47 Mark Ingram BAL / RB21

48 Cooper Kupp LAR / WR21

49 David Montgomery CHI / RB22

50 Alshon Jeffery PHI / WR22

51 Calvin Ridley ATL / WR23

52 Tyler Boyd CIN / WR24

53 Deshaun Watson HOU / QB2

54 D.J. Moore CAR / WR25

55 O.J. Howard TB / TE4

56 Tevin Coleman SF / RB23

57 Phillip Lindsay DEN / RB24

58 Allen Robinson CHI / WR26

59 Aaron Rodgers GB / QB3

60 James White NE / RB25

61 Mike Williams LAC / WR27

62 A.J. Green CIN / WR28

63 Evan Engram NYG / TE5

64 Jarvis Landry CLE / WR29

65 Robby Anderson NYJ / WR30

66 Hunter Henry LAC / TE6

67 Lamar Miller HOU / RB26

68 Baker Mayfield CLE / QB4

69 Tarik Cohen CHI / RB27

70 Christian Kirk ARI / WR31

71 Andrew Luck IND / QB5

72 Kenyan Drake MIA / RB28

73 Matt Ryan ATL / QB6

74 Sammy Watkins KC / WR32

75 Latavius Murray NO / RB29

76 Marvin Jones DET / WR33

78 Will Fuller HOU  / WR34

79 Corey Davis TEN / WR35

80 Josh Gordon NE / WR36

81 Miles Sanders PHI / RB30

82 Royce Freeman DEN / RB31

83 Rashaad Penny SEA / RB32

84 Dante Pettis SF / WR37

85 Carson Wentz PHI / QB7

86 Curtis Samuel CAR / WR38

87 Cam Newton CAR / QB8

88 Austin Ekeler LAC / RB33

89 Sterling Shepard NYG / WR39

90 Vance McDonald PIT / TE7

91 Dede Westbrook JAC / WR40

92 Larry Fitzgerald ARI / WR41

93 Drew Brees NO / QB9

94 Eric Ebron IND / TE8

95 Jared Cook NO / TE9

96 David Njoku CLE / TE10

97 Russell Wilson SEA / QB10

98 Jordan Howard PHI / RB34

99 Courtland Sutton DEN / WR42

100 Geronimo Allison GB / WR43

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101 Derrius Guice WAS / RB35

102 Jared Goff LAR / QB11

103 Jameis Winston TB / QB12

104 Kyler Murray ARI / QB13

105 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB / WR44

106 Anthony Miller CHI / WR45

107 LeSean McCoy BUF / RB36

108 Kalen Ballage MIA / RB37

109 DeSean Jackson PHI / WR46

110 Emmanuel Sanders DEN / WR47

111 Ronald Jones II TB / RB38

112 Dak Prescott DAL / QB14

113 Donte Moncrief PIT / WR48

114 Keke Coutee HOU / WR49

115 Trey Burton CHI / TE11

116 Ben Roethlisberger PIT / QB15

117 Delanie Walker TEN / TE12

118 Lamar Jackson BAL / QB16

119 Philip Rivers LAC / QB17

120 Golden Tate NYG / WR50

121 Peyton Barber TB / RB39

122 Adrian Peterson WAS / RB40

123 Matt Breida SF / RB41

124 Dion Lewis TEN / RB42

125 Duke Johnson HOU / RB43

126 Jaylen Samuels PIT / RB44

127 James Washington PIT / WR51

128 Carlos Hyde KC / RB45

129 Nyheim Hines IND / RB46

130 Devin Funchess IND / WR52

131 Jordan Reed WAS / TE13

132 John Brown BUF / WR53

133 Tyrell Williams OAK / WR54

134 N'Keal Harry NE / WR55

135 Jamison Crowder NYJ / WR56

136 D.K. Metcalf SEA / WR57

137 Damien Harris NE / WR58

138 Michael Gallup DAL / WR59

139 Mitch Trubisky CHI / QB18

140 Devin Singletary BUF / RB47

141 Greg Olsen CAR / TE14

142 Jimmy Graham GB / TE15

143 Kenny Stills MIA / WR60

144 Justin Jackson LAC / RB48

145 Jack Doyle IND / TE16

146 DaeSean Hamilton DEN / WR61

147 Tre'Quan Smith NO / WR62

148 Marquise Goodwin SF / WR63

149 Justice Hill BAL / RB49

150 Devante Parker MIA / WR64

151 Malcom Brown LAR / RB50

152 C.J. Anderson DET / RB51

153 Adam Humphries TEN / WR65

154 Mohamed Sanu ATL / WR66

155 Chris Thompson WAS / RB52

156 Ito Smith ATL / RB53

157 Greg Zuerlein LAR / K1

158 Darrell Henderson LAR / RB53

159 Quincy Enunwa NYJ / WR67

160 Alexander Mattison Min / RB54

161 Tony Pollard DAL / RB56

162 Jamaal Williams GB / RB57

163 Giovani Bernard CIN / RB58

164 Chicago (CHI) DEF1

165 Los Angeles (LAR) DEF2

166 Justin Tucker BAL / K2

167 Baltimore (BAL) DEF3

168 Parris Campbell IND / WR68

169 Minnesota (MIN) DEF4

170 Deebo Samuel SF / WR69

171 Marquise Brown BAL / WR70

172 Harrison Butker KC / K3

173 Los Angeles (LAC) DEF5

174 Jacksonville (JAC) DEF6

175 Zay Jones BUF / WR71

176 Darwin Thompson KC / RB59

177 David Moore SEA / WR72

178 Darius Jackson DAL / RB60

179 Mike Davis CHI / RB61

180 Will Lutz NO / K4

181 Alfred Morris DAL / RB62

182 Jalen Richard OAK / RB63

183 New England (NE) / DEF6

184 Mecole Hardman KC / WR73

185 Andy Isabella SF               / WR74

186 Preston Williams MIA / WR75

187 Stephen Gostkowski NE / K5

188 Jerick McKinnon SF / RB64

189 Philadelphia (PHI) / DEF7

190 Dallas (DAL) / DEF8

191 Kaimi Fairbairn HOU / K6

192 A.J. Brown TEN / WR76

193 Rashard Higgins CLE / WR77

194 Marqise Lee JAC / WR78

195 Ted Ginn NO / WR79

196 Keesean Johnson ARI / WR80

197 Taylor Gabriel CHI / WR81

198 Paul Richardson WAS / WR82

199 Mike Weber DAL / RB65

200 Robert Foster BUF / WR83

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Let the debating begin!

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Every Wednesday I'll have them updated until week 4 of the preseason 

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I have spent the last hour trying to edit this thing and nothing is working. App or website. Jesus this sucks.

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I don't understand how my edits show on the web page but not on the App

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Suggest to me some sleepers and big name players to avoid this year please.

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How many spots do you figure Mark Ingram could move up if he stays healthy? He could be on the receiving end of some short routes in Baltimore, which is a plus. But he's almost 30 now, so he's starting to get up there in age and miles. 

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mathew10lb -

Suggest to me some sleepers and big name players to avoid this year please.

Well a sleeper is anyone after the 12th round. So that's about 132 and later.

 

I'm a big fan of Parris Campbell. I felt he was one of the best WRs in this draft. He's paired with Andrew Luck. If you are in a Dynasty league, hes one of the best guys to draft. Once T.Y. Hilton retires or moves on, I seen Campbell taking his role. Only thing is his TD upside could be capped due to Devin Funchess or Eric Ebron.

 

I plan to keep an eye on Jaylen Samuels, back up RB to James Conner. Now traditional the Steelers have been a 1 RB type of team but some reports say they could be going to a RBBC and if so Samuels has some upside as hes a converted TE to RB. Meaning he can already catch. Also in Yahoo hes listed as both so he can be played as a TE as well if you need it. Then factor in that we just have not seen Conner play a whole season with RB1 workload and you could have a top RB in Samuels if Conner goes down.

 

Darius Jackson seem the be the RB1 in Dallas for now while Zeke is holding out. Tony Pollard also has pass catching skills. Both are going super late in drafts, especially Redraft where sometimes that are not even drafted. If Zeke missed time then the Cowboys lost likely will go with a RBBC but still you want as many shares of that backfield as possible. Alfred Morris just signed with the team as well and the Runningbacks coach loves him. So he could take the job as well. I would make sure to get already one of them in case one of them gets some work if Zeke is dumb enough to hold out into the season.

 

Now let's talk Defense. The Cowboys Defense is not only good but they are under valued and have such a cake walk in the first 3 teams they play in the season. Their first 3 games are Giants, Redskins, Dolphins. They could easy be a top 5 defense after week 3. Giving you a good headstart on points in your match ups from week 1-3. After that, trade them or pick up a streaming team of the wire.

 

Also I like Keesean Johnson, David Moore, Justice Hill who could be a starter if Ingram gets hurt.

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How many spots do you figure Mark Ingram could move up if he stays healthy? He could be on the receiving end of some short routes in Baltimore, which is a plus. But he's almost 30 now, so he's starting to get up there in age and miles. 

Ingram is all about volume at this moment in his career. Volume is king in fantasy and that's going to keep him relevant in fantasy at this point.

 

Hes got some good back up RBs behind him though in Justice Hill and Gus Edwards. Edwards while a plodder averaged I believe 5.3yard a carry last year. 

I expect Ingram to be just as good. He could move up if we see that hes the one getting a heavy workload. I expect the Ravens to be a top 3 rush attempt team this year. If the Ravens keep it's as Ingram-Jackson as the mains in the rushing attack and Hill only coming in to give Ingram a break then I can see him going closer to Sony Michel. Meaning he would leap frog Philip Lindsay and Josh Jacobs who I feel could be too high.

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One thing that's not incredibly fantasy relevant is what the Ravens will do with Ronnie Stanley their LT. Hes one of the best pass blocking LTs in the NFL and not but as a great Run blocker. Hes serviceable but not great. Now that the Ravens are going to be even more of a rushing team I wonder of they move him not.

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Suggest to me some sleepers and big name players to avoid this year please.

Nathan Peterman

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One thing that's not incredibly fantasy relevant is what the Ravens will do with Ronnie Stanley their LT. Hes one of the best pass blocking LTs in the NFL and not but as a great Run blocker. Hes serviceable but not great. Now that the Ravens are going to be even more of a rushing team I wonder of they move him not.


Yeah, they'll totally move a franchise LT.
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BruteDion - 

One thing that's not incredibly fantasy relevant is what the Ravens will do with Ronnie Stanley their LT. Hes one of the best pass blocking LTs in the NFL and not but as a great Run blocker. Hes serviceable but not great. Now that the Ravens are going to be even more of a rushing team I wonder of they move him not.


Yeah, they'll totally move a franchise LT.

It's not a franchise LT when they no longer fit the scheme. That's why I said it interesting. Teams have moved top level lineman before. Most of all when their best skillset is not the same as the most important skill in their new offensive philosophy.

 

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BruteDion - 

One thing that's not incredibly fantasy relevant is what the Ravens will do with Ronnie Stanley their LT. Hes one of the best pass blocking LTs in the NFL and not but as a great Run blocker. Hes serviceable but not great. Now that the Ravens are going to be even more of a rushing team I wonder of they move him not.


Yeah, they'll totally move a franchise LT.

It's not a franchise LT when they no longer fit the scheme. That's why I said it interesting. Teams have moved top level lineman before. Most of all when their best skillset is not the same as the most important skill in their new offensive philosophy.

 


The offensive philosophy is a bit of everything.

I mean, he sure played well last year despite having nobody next to him virtually all season.

While he doesn't flash on impact run blocks, he also almost never gets beat by his man. He's the third best run blocking LT when looking at negatively graded rush attempts.
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Also keep in mind the talent of the RBs for those tackles.

Ingram/Kamara
Zeke
Gurley
Gus Edwards lol
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BruteDion - 

One thing that's not incredibly fantasy relevant is what the Ravens will do with Ronnie Stanley their LT. Hes one of the best pass blocking LTs in the NFL and not but as a great Run blocker. Hes serviceable but not great. Now that the Ravens are going to be even more of a rushing team I wonder of they move him not.


Yeah, they'll totally move a franchise LT.

It's not a franchise LT when they no longer fit the scheme. That's why I said it interesting. Teams have moved top level lineman before. Most of all when their best skillset is not the same as the most important skill in their new offensive philosophy.

 


The offensive philosophy is a bit of everything.

I mean, he sure played well last year despite having nobody next to him virtually all season.

While he doesn't flash on impact run blocks, he also almost never gets beat by his man. He's the third best run blocking LT when looking at negatively graded rush attempts.

I'm assuming you mean PFF metric of that PFF while amazing that metric lacks in that it does not take into account the the defensive alignment on how the rush attempts should have ended up as.

Meaning it's a one sided metric in a 2 sided sport.

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Also keep in mind the talent of the RBs for those tackles.

Ingram/Kamara
Zeke
Gurley
Gus Edwards lol

Pff....just as I predicted.

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One thing that's not incredibly fantasy relevant is what the Ravens will do with Ronnie Stanley their LT. Hes one of the best pass blocking LTs in the NFL and not but as a great Run blocker. Hes serviceable but not great. Now that the Ravens are going to be even more of a rushing team I wonder of they move him not.


Yeah, they'll totally move a franchise LT.

It's not a franchise LT when they no longer fit the scheme. That's why I said it interesting. Teams have moved top level lineman before. Most of all when their best skillset is not the same as the most important skill in their new offensive philosophy.

 


The offensive philosophy is a bit of everything.

I mean, he sure played well last year despite having nobody next to him virtually all season.

While he doesn't flash on impact run blocks, he also almost never gets beat by his man. He's the third best run blocking LT when looking at negatively graded rush attempts.

I'm assuming you mean PFF metric of that PFF while amazing that metric lacks in that it does not take into account the the defensive alignment on how the rush attempts should have ended up as.

Meaning it's a one sided metric in a 2 sided sport.


PFF looks at the play as a whole on each of those ratings.

You're talking out of your ass at this point.