Full Pre-Draft Fantasy Rankings 1.0

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Tiers

SUPER-ELITE

ELITE

Stud

Above Average

Average

Below Average

Dynasty Stash

Not worth rostering in any format

Top 100 (Standard)

  1. Saquon Barkley RB New York Giants
  2. Christian McCaffrey RB Carolina Panthers
  3. Ezekiel Elliott RB Dallas Cowboys
  4. Todd Gurley RB Los Angeles Rams
  5. Davante Adams WR Green Bay Packers
  6. Melvin Gordon RB Los Angeles Chargers
  7. Deandre Hopkins WR Houston Texans
  8. Alvin Kamara RB New Orleans Saints
  9. Michael Thomas WR New Orleans Saints
  10. Tyreek Hill WR Kansas City Chiefs
  11. Antonio Brown WR Oakland Raiders
  12. Odell Beckham Jr WR Cleveland Browns
  13. Joe Mixon RB Cincinnati Bengals
  14. Juju Smith-Schuster WR Pittsburgh Steelers
  15. Julio Jones WR Atlanta Falcons
  16. James Conner RB Pittsburgh Steelers
  17. Le’Veon Bell RB New York Jets
  18. David Johnson RB Arizona Cardinals
  19. Mike Evans WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  20. A.J Green WR Cincinnati Bengals
  21. Philip Lindsey RB Denver Broncos
  22. Keenan Allen WR Los Angeles Chargers
  23. T.Y Hilton WR Indianapolis Colts
  24. Amari Cooper WR Dallas Cowboys
  25. Leonard Fournette RB Jacksonville Jaguars
  26. Travis Kelce TE Kansas City Chiefs
  27. Kerryon Johnson RB Detroit Lions
  28. Patrick Mahomes QB Kansas City Chiefs
  29. Aaron Jones RB Green Bay Packers
  30. George Kittle TE San Francisco 49ers
  31. Brandin Cooks WR Los Angeles Rams
  32. Stefon Diggs WR Minnesota Vikings
  33. Nick Chubb RB Cleveland Browns
  34. Dalvin Cook RB Minnesota Vikings
  35. Adam Thielen WR Minnesota Vikings
  36. Zach Ertz TE Philadelphia Eagles
  37. Devonta Freeman RB Atlanta Falcons
  38. Sony Michel RB New England Patriots
  39. Robert Woods WR Los Angeles Rams
  40. Marlon Mack RB Indianapolis Colts
  41. Mark Ingram RB Baltimore Ravens
  42. Tyler Lockett WR Seattle Seahawks
  43. Tyler Boyd WR Cincinnati Bengals
  44. James White RB New England Patriots
  45. Kenyan Drake RB Miami Dolphins
  46. Damien Williams RB Kansas City Chiefs
  47. Lamar Miller RB Houston Texans
  48. Jerick McKinnon RB San Francisco 49ers
  49. Eric Ebron TE Indianapolis Colts
  50. Emmanuel Sanders WR Denver Broncos
  51. Chris Carson RB Seattle Seahawks
  52. Aaron Rodgers QB Green Bay Packers
  53. Alshon Jeffery WR Philadelphia Eagles
  54. Tarik Cohen RB Chicago Bears
  55. Corey Davis WR Tennessee Titans
  56. Allen Robinson WR Chicago Bears
  57. O.J Howard TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  58. Andrew Luck QB Indianapolis Colts
  59. Kenny Golladay WR Detroit Lions
  60. Cooper Kupp WR Los Angeles Rams
  61. Chris Godwin WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  62. Derrick Henry RB Tennessee Titans
  63. Calvin Ridley WR Atlanta Falcons
  64. Derrius Guice RB Washington
  65. Golden Tate WR New York Giants
  66. D.J Moore WR Carolina Panthers
  67. Mike Williams WR Los Angeles Chargers
  68. Jordan Howard RB Philadelphia Eagles
  69. Jarvis Landry WR Cleveland Browns
  70. Lesean McCoy RB Buffalo Bills
  71. Latavius Murray RB New Orleans Saints
  72. Will Fuller V WR Houston Texans
  73. Matt Breida RB San Francisco 49ers
  74. Jared Goff QB Los Angeles Rams
  75. Chicago Bears Defense
  76. Dion Lewis RB Tennessee Titans
  77. Hunter Henry TE Los Angeles Chargers
  78. Marvin Jones Jr  WR Detroit Lions
  79. Tyrell Williams WR Oakland Raiders
  80. Baker Mayfield QB Cleveland Browns
  81. Drew Brees QB New Orleans Saints
  82. Austin Ekeler RB Los Angeles Chargers
  83. Peyton Barber RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  84. Julian Edelman WR New England Patriots
  85. Isaiah Crowell RB Oakland Raiders
  86. Larry Fitzgerald WR Arizona Cardinals
  87. Doug Baldwin WR Seattle Seahawks
  88. Trey Burton TE Chicago Bears
  89. Courtland Sutton WR Denver Broncos
  90. Christian Kirk WR Arizona Cardinals
  91. Russell Wilson QB Seattle Seahawks
  92. Sammy Watkins WR Kansas City Chiefs
  93. Royce Freeman RB Denver Broncos
  94. Deshaun Watson QB Houston Texans
  95. Dede Westbrook WR Jacksonville Jaguars
  96. Evan Engram TE New York Giants
  97. Sterling Shepard WR New York Giants
  98. Dante Pettis WR San Francisco 49ers
  99. Houston Texans Defense
  100. Tevin Coleman RB San Francisco 49ers

Top 100 (PPR)

  1. Christian McCaffrey RB Carolina Panthers
  2. Saquon Barkley RB New York Giants
  3. Davante Adams WR Green Bay Packers
  4. Deandre Hopkins WR Houston Texans
  5. Todd Gurley RB Los Angeles Rams
  6. Michael Thomas WR New Orleans Saints
  7. Ezekiel Elliott RB Dallas Cowboys
  8. Alvin Kamara RB New Orleans Saints
  9. Melvin Gordon RB Los Angeles Chargers
  10. Tyreek Hill WR Kansas City Chiefs
  11. Julio Jones WR Atlanta Falcons
  12. Juju Smith-Schuster WR Pittsburgh Steelers
  13. Antonio Brown WR Oakland Raiders
  14. Le’veon Bell RB New York Jets
  15. David Johnson RB Arizona Cardinals
  16. Odell Beckham Jr WR Cleveland Browns
  17. Joe Mixon RB Cincinnati Bengals
  18. A.J Green WR Cincinnati Bengals
  19. James Conner RB Pittsburgh Steelers
  20. T.Y Hilton WR Indianapolis Colts
  21. Keenan Allen WR Los Angeles Chargers
  22. Mike Evans WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  23. Zach Ertz TE Philadelphia Eagles
  24. George Kittle TE San Francisco 49ers
  25. Travis Kelce TE Kansas City Chiefs
  26. Adam Thielen WR Minnesota Vikings
  27. Amari Cooper WR Dallas Cowboys
  28. Philip Lindsey RB Denver Broncos
  29. Kerryon Johnson RB Detroit Lions
  30. Leonard Fournette RB Jacksonville Jaguars
  31. Robert Woods WR Los Angeles Rams
  32. Aaron Jones RB Green Bay Packers
  33. James White RB New England Patriots
  34. Brandin Cooks WR Los Angeles Rams
  35. Damien Williams RB Kansas City Chiefs
  36. Stefon Diggs WR Minnesota Vikings
  37. Devonta Freeman RB Atlanta Falcons
  38. Patrick Mahomes QB Kansas City Chiefs
  39. Dalvin Cook RB Minnesota Vikings
  40. Tyler Lockett WR Seattle Seahawks
  41. Nick Chubb RB Cleveland Browns
  42. Marlon Mack RB Indianapolis Colts
  43. Tyler Boyd WR Cincinnati Bengals
  44. Sony Michel RB New England Patriots
  45. Cooper Kupp WR Los Angeles Rams
  46. Tarik Cohen RB Chicago Bears
  47. Golden Tate WR New York Giants
  48. Jerick McKinnon RB San Francisco 49ers
  49. Jarvis Landry WR Cleveland Browns
  50. Chris Godwin WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  51. Mark Ingram RB Baltimore Ravens
  52. Eric Ebron TE Indianapolis Colts
  53. Emmanuel Sanders WR Denver Broncos
  54. Aaron Rodgers QB Green Bay Packers
  55. Julian Edelman WR New England Patriots
  56. Lesean McCoy RB Buffalo Bills
  57. Corey Davis WR Tennessee Titans
  58. O.J Howard TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  59. Alshon Jeffery WR Philadelphia Eagles
  60. Kenny Golladay WR Detroit Lions
  61. Derrius Guice RB Washington
  62. Chris Carson RB Seattle Seahawks
  63. Dion Lewis RB Tennessee Titans
  64. Andrew Luck QB Indianapolis Colts
  65. Matt Breida RB San Francisco 49ers
  66. Calvin Ridley WR Atlanta Falcons
  67. Austin Ekeler RB Los Angeles Chargers
  68. Derrick Henry RB Tennessee Titans
  69. Hunter Henry TE Los Angeles Chargers
  70. Allen Robinson WR Chicago Bears
  71. Will Fuller V WR Houston Texans
  72. Jalen Richard RB Oakland Raiders
  73. Larry Fitzgerald WR Arizona Cardinals
  74. Evan Engram TE New York Giants
  75. Jordan Howard RB Philadelphia Eagles
  76. Duke Johnson Jr RB Cleveland Browns
  77. Peyton Barber RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  78. Chicago Bears Defense
  79. Jared Goff QB Los Angeles Rams
  80. Marvin Jones Jr WR Detroit Lions
  81. Baker Mayfield QB Cleveland Browns
  82. Tyrell Williams WR Oakland Raiders
  83. Dede Westbrook WR Jacksonville Jaguars
  84. Drew Brees QB New Orleans Saints
  85. Christian Kirk WR Arizona Cardinals
  86. Trey Burton TE Chicago Bears
  87. Latavius Murray RB New Orleans Saints
  88. Sterling Shepard WR New York Giants
  89. Dante Pettis WR San Francisco 49ers
  90. Courtland Sutton WR Denver Broncos
  91. Adam Humphries WR Tennessee Titans
  92. Randall Cobb WR Dallas Cowboys
  93. Cole Beasley WR Buffalo Bills
  94. Sammy Watkins WR Kansas City Chiefs
  95. Russell Wilson QB Seattle Seahawks
  96. Jamison Crowder WR New York Jets
  97. Carlos Hyde RB Kansas City Chiefs
  98. James Washington WR Pittsburgh Steelers
  99. Royce Freeman RB Denver Broncos
  100. Ito Smith RB Atlanta Falcons

QB Rankings (ppr and standard)

Tier Two

  1. Patrick Mahomes II KC

Tier Three

  1. Aaron Rodgers GB
  2. Andrew Luck IND

Tier Four

  1. Jared Goff LAR
  2. Baker Mayfield CLE
  3. Drew Brees NO
  4. Russell Wilson SEA

Tier Five

  1. Deshaun Watson HOU
  2. Cam Newton CAR
  3. Philip Rivers LAC
  4. Matt Ryan ATL
  5. Carson Wentz PHI
  6. Ben Roethlisberger PIT
  7. Kirk Cousins MIN
  8. Tom Brady NE
  9. Jameis Winston TB
  10. Mitch Trubisky CHI
  11. Jimmy Garoppolo SF
  12. Josh Allen BUF
  13. Dak Prescott DAL
  14. Matt Stafford DET
  15. Derek Carr OAK
  16. Andy Dalton CIN
  17. Sam Darnold NYJ
  18. Lamar Jackson BAL
  19. Nick Foles JAX
  20. Marcus Mariota TEN

Tier Six

  1. Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA
  2. Josh Rosen ARI
  3. Joe Flacco DEN
  4. Eli Manning NYG
  5. Case Keenum WAS
  6. Alex Smith WAS

Tier Seven

  1. Teddy Bridgewater NO
  2. Kyle Lauletta NYG
  3. Jacoby Brissett IND
  4. Mason Rudolph PIT

Tier Eight

  1. Ryan Tannehill TEN
  2. Taysom Hill NO
  3. Nick Mullens SF
  4. Cody Kessler JAX
  5. Tyrod Taylor LAC
  6. Blake Bortles LAR
  7. Josh Dobbs PIT
  8. Deshone Kizer GB
  9. Chase Daniel CHI
  10. Chad Henne KC
  11. Robert Griffin III BAL
  12. A.J McCarron HOU
  13. Mike Glennon OAK
  14. Brian Hoyer NE

Names to watch

Kyler Murray

Dwayne Haskins

Will Grier

Drew Lock

Daniel Jones

Sam Bradford

Josh McCown

Tier One Analysis

When you have a season as good as Mahomes had in 2018, you’re deserving of your own tier. While it may be difficult for the reigning MVP to repeat such a performance in 2019, his value is still head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to QBs in all formats.

Tier Two Analysis

Rodgers and Luck are the only two passers who have any case for being drafted over Mahomes, as they are known to sling the ball all over the field. With Luck coming off of an amazing season and Rodgers looking to bounce back, these are two players with league winning potential at the position.

Tier Three Analysis

This group of passers represent the past, present, and future of the position. Goff and Mayfield will both benefit from playing on loaded offenses and should both realistically have a chance to finish as QB1 on the year. As for Wilson and Brees, their combination of safe floor and high upside for shootouts allow them to sneak into this tier (for now).

Tier Four Analysis

The range of players in this tier is incredibly vast and while some absolutely hold more value than others, their general value in relation to all players is what lands them in this category. All of these passers have a realistic shot at finishing top-15 at the position, but each of them have their own caveats. For the young players like Jackson, Allen, Darnold, and Trubisky we have to worry about things like sample size and talent around them. For the more known commodities like Dalton, Carr, Stafford, and Cousins we know that they might suffer from inconsistency or just struggle in general as each of them tend to get frazzled easily. Prescott, Garoppolo, and Winston are the most intriguing of the bunch, as each is very talented and plays on a talented offense, but have their own concerns (durability for Jimmy, lack of big play potential from Dak, and general Winstonness from Mr Crab Legs). As for Newton, Watson, and Wentz they land in this tier due to injury concerns, but they each have top 5 potential when healthy. Mariota and Foles are two low ceiling, medium upside passers who will need to rely on TDs to be viable starters. Matt Ryan falls into his own tier, as he is as capable of playing like Drew Brees as he is capable of playing like the bad version of Derek Carr. Lastly, we have the old man tier consisting of Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, and Ben Roethlisberger who could all hit the same wall that Peyton Manning hit in 2015 any day now. Until that wall appears they still have top 10 upside for the position.

Tier Five Analysis

These passers are not exactly starter material and could all lose their jobs to backups or incoming rookies. Rosen could break free from this tier if Arizona keeps him as the starter in Kliff Kingsbury offense.

Tier Six Analysis

These four players represent long term stashes at the position, only rosterable in Dynasty formats.

Tier 7 Analysis

These guys shouldn’t be on your team.

RB Rankings (standard)

  1. Saquon Barkley NYG (Tier One: Super Elite)
  2. Christian McCaffrey CAR (Tier One: Super Elite)
  3. Ezekiel Elliott DAL (Tier One: Super Elite)
  4. Todd Gurley LAR (Tier One: Super Elite)
  5. Melvin Gordon LAC (Tier One: Super Elite)
  6. Alvin Kamara NO (Tier One: Super Elite)
  7. Joe Mixon CIN (Tier Two: Elite)
  8. James Conner PIT (Tier Two: Elite)
  9. Le’veon Bell NYJ (Tier Two: Elite)
  10. David Johnson ARI (Tier Two: Elite)
  11. Philip Lindsey DEN (Tier Two: Elite)
  12. Leonard Fournette JAX (Tier Two: Elite)
  13. Kerryon Johnson DET (Tier Two: Elite)
  14. Aaron Jones GB (Tier Two: Elite)
  15. Nick Chubb CLE (Tier Two: Elite)
  16. Dalvin Cook MIN(Tier Two: Elite)
  17. Devonta Freeman ATL (Tier Two: Elite)
  18. Sony Michel NE (Tier Two: Elite)
  19. Marlon Mack IND (Tier Three: Stud Value)
  20. Mark Ingram BAL(Tier Three: Stud Value)
  21. James White NE (Tier Three: Stud Value)
  22. Kenyan Drake MIA (Tier Three: Stud Value)
  23. Damien Williams KC (Tier Three: Stud Value)
  24. Lamar Miller HOU (Tier Three: Stud Value)
  25. Jerick McKinnon SF (Tier Three: Stud Value)
  26. Chris Carson SEA (Tier Three: Stud Value)
  27. Tarik Cohen CHI (Tier Three: Stud Value)
  28. Derrick Henry TEN (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  29. Derrius Guice WAS (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  30. Jordan Howard PHI (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  31. Lesean McCoy BUF (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  32. Latavius Murray NO (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  33. Matt Breida SF (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  34. Dion Lewis TEN (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  35. Austin Ekeler LAC (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  36. Peyton Barber TB (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  37. Isaiah Crowell OAK (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  38. Royce Freeman DEN (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  39. Tevin Coleman SF (Tier Five: Average Value)
  40. Ito Smith ATL (Tier Five: Average Value)
  41. Josh Adams PHI (Tier Five: Average Value)
  42. Kareem Hunt CLE (Tier Five: Average Value)
  43. Jalen Richard OAK (Tier Five: Average Value)
  44. Carlos Hyde KC (Tier Five: Average Value)
  45. Frank Gore BUF (Tier Five: Average Value)
  46. Adrian Peterson WAS (Tier Five: Average Value)
  47. Duke Johnson Jr CLE (Tier Five: Average Value)
  48. Mike Davis CHI (Tier Five: Average Value)
  49. Gio Bernard CIN (Tier Five: Average Value)
  50. Nyheim Hines IND (Tier Five: Average Value)
  51. Rashaad Penny SEA (Tier Five: Average Value)
  52. Gus Edwards BAL (Tier Five: Average Value)
  53. Kalen Ballage MIA (Tier Five: Average Value)
  54. Chris Thompson WAS (Tier Five: Average Value)
  55. C.J Anderson DET (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  56. Ronald Jones TB (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  57. Corey Clement PHI (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  58. Jamaal Williams GB (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  59. D’onta Foreman HOU (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  60. Malcolm Brown LAR (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  61. Bilal Powell NYJ (Tier Six:  Below Average Value)
  62. Rex Burkhead NE (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  63. Wendell Smallwood PHI (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  64. Elijah Mcguire NYJ (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  65. Jaylen Samuels PIT (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  66. Alfred Blue JAX (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  67. Devontae Booker DEN (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  68. Doug Martin OAK (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  69. Zach Zenner DET (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  70. Rod Smith DAL (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  71. Chase Edmonds ARI (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  72. Theo Riddick DET (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  73. Kenneth Dixon BAL (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  74. Jordan Wilkins IND (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  75. John Kelly LAR (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  76. Corey Grant JAX (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  77. Justin Jackson LAC (Tier Seven: Dynasty Stash)
  78. Dwayne Washington NO (Tier Seven: Dynasty Stash)
  79. Darrel Williams KC (Tier Seven: Dynasty Stash)
  80. Dwayne Washington NO (Tier Seven : Dynasty Stash)
  81. Ameer Abdullah MIN (Tier Eight: Not Rosterable)
  82. Raheem Mostert SF (Tier Eight: Not Rosterable)
  83. C.J Prosise SEA (Tier Eight: Not Rosterable)
  84. Benny Cunningham CHI (Tier Eight: Not Rosterable)
  85. Boston Scott PHI (Tier Eight: Not Rosterable)
  86. Wayne Gallman NYG (Tier Eight: Not Rosterable)
  87. Mike Boone MIN (Tier Eight: Not Rosterable)

Tier One Analysis

These six backs are guys who will absolutely be the best player on your team. If you are lucky enough to grab one of them (or two somehow) then you will have a chance to win your league so long as they don’t suffer any serious injuries. Each of these six have the chance to finish the 2019 season as not just the best at their position, but the best overall fantasy player (in terms of total points).

Tier Two Analysis

The guys in this range will be your low-end RB1/high-end RB2. Landing a later draft pick could mean that you end up with a couple guys from this group, a plan that would provide more security than relying on just one player from Tier One. These players fall just short of Tier One due to uncertainties about their respective situations. You have your guys who could fall into some form of committee (Michel, Lindsey, Kerryon, Chubb, Jones), those with injury/game flow concerns (Fournette, Freeman, Conner, Cook, D. Johnson, Mixon), and lastly those who may be rusty due to inactivity last season (Bell).

Tier Three Analysis

The guys in this tier fall into a rather unique category. They all have the talent and opportunity to enter Tier Two as they are RB2s with a fringe chance to be RB1’s if everything goes perfectly for them. Some suffer from uncertainty regarding a potential committee (Drake, McKinnon, Carson, White, Ingram), others are due to be the unquestioned lead back for their teams, yet their situations remain uncertain to us (Mack, Ingram, Miller), and the rest simply appear to be too small to handle a “bellcow” workload (Cohen, Williams, White (again)).

Tier Four Analysis

These are the backs that could be the biggest boom or bust candidates for your roster. You’ve got guys like Henry and Guice who have a lot of upside yet face uncertain fantasy situations due to the presence of other talented backs and a lack of proficient receiving ability. You’ve got your uninspiring lead backs (Crowell, Barber, McCoy) who could be valuable commodities due to volume alone. Lastly, you have the third down backs who could be solid flex plays if you’re ever in a pinch (Ekeler, Lewis, Breida) and their counterparts, the power-back who could usurp some red zone carries and get you some cheap points off of touchdowns (Murray, Freeman, Henry (again)). As for Howard, he has performed at a high level in the past, but the Eagles tendency to roll with committees could hold him back in fantasy, especially if Jay Ajayi returns.

Tier Five Analysis

The guys in this category could be good as one of your bench RBS, and with an injury or two to a higher ranking player on the depth chart they could ascend to RB2 status. Some notable names from this tier include Kareem Hunt (suspended for 8 games), Tevin Coleman (cursed by the 49ers ridiculous depth at the position), and Duke Johnson (could be a decent flex option until Hunt returns, unless he is traded).

Tier Six Analysis

These are the guys who probably won’t be on your roster until some injuries occur. They could wind up being valuable handcuffs at some point.

Tier Seven Analysis

These are guys who might be decent stashes for your dynasty team, but don’t touch them in standard roster leagues.

Tier Eight Analysis

Not worth your time..

RB Rankings (ppr)

  1. Christian McCaffrey CAR (Tier One: Super Elite)
  2. Saquon Barkley NYG (Tier One: Super Elite)
  3. Todd Gurley LAR (Tier One: Super Elite)
  4. Ezekiel Elliott DAL (Tier One: Super Elite)
  5. Alvin Kamara NO (Tier One: Super Elite)
  6. Melvin Gordon LAC (Tier One: Super Elite)
  7. Le’veon Bell NYJ (Tier Two: Elite)
  8. David Johnson ARI (Tier Two: Elite)
  9. Joe Mixon CIN (Tier Two: Elite)
  10. James Conner PIT (Tier Two: Elite)
  11. Philip Lindsey DEN (Tier Two: Elite)
  12. Kerryon Johnson DET (Tier Two: Elite)
  13. Leonard Fournette JAX (Tier Two: Elite)
  14. Aaron Jones GB (Tier Two: Elite)
  15. James White NE (Tier Two: Elite)
  16. Damien Williams KC (Tier Two: Elite)
  17. Devonta Freeman ATL (Tier Two: Elite)
  18. Dalvin Cook MIN (Tier Three: Stud)
  19. Nick Chubb CLE (Tier Three: Stud)
  20. Marlon Mack IND (Tier Three: Stud)
  21. Sony Michel NE (Tier Three: Stud)
  22. Tarik Cohen CHI (Tier Three: Stud)
  23. Jerick McKinnon SF (Tier Three: Stud)
  24. Mark Ingram BAL (Tier Three: Stud)
  25. Lesean McCoy BUF (Tier Three: Stud)
  26. Derrius Guice WAS (Tier Three: Stud)
  27. Chris Carson SEA (Tier Three: Stud)
  28. Dion Lewis TEN (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  29. Matt Breida SF (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  30. Austin Ekeler LAC (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  31. Derrick Henry TEN (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  32. Jalen Richard OAK (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  33. Jordan Howard PHI Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  34. Duke Johnson Jr CLE (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  35. Peyton Barber TB (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  36. Latavius Murray NO (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  37. Carlos Hyde KC (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  38. Royce Freeman DEN (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  39. Ito Smith ATL (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  40. Tevin Coleman SF (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  41. Isaiah Crowell OAK (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  42. Josh Adams PHI (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  43. Adrian Peterson WAS (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  44. Gio Bernard CIN (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  45. Kareem Hunt CLE (Tier Four: Above Average Value)
  46. Chris Thompson WAS (Tier Five: Average Value)
  47. Frank Gore BUF (Tier Five: Average Value)
  48. Nyheim Hines IND (Tier Five: Average Value)
  49. Mike Davis CHI (Tier Five Average Value)
  50. Rashaad Penny SEA (Tier Five: Average Value)
  51. Theo Riddick DET (Tier Five: Average Value)
  52. Corey Clement PHI (Tier Five: Average Value)
  53. Kalen Ballage MIA (Tier Five: Average Value)
  54. Rex Burkhead NE (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  55. C.J Anderson DET (Tier Six: Below Average Value
  56. Gus Edwards BAL (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  57. Devontae Booker DEN (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  58. Jaylen Samuels PIT (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  59. Alfred Blue JAX (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  60. Bilal Powell NYJ (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  61. Wendell Smallwood PHI (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  62. Corey Grant JAX (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  63. D’onta Foreman HOU (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  64. Doug Martin OAK (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  65. Ronald Jones TB (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  66. Malcolm Brown LAR (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  67. Jamaal Williams GB (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  68. Elijah Mcguire NYJ (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  69. Wayne Gallman NYJ (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  70. Zach Zenner DET (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  71. Rod Smith DAL (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  72. Chase Edmonds ARI (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  73. Kenneth Dixon BAL (Tier Six: Below Average Value)
  74. Justin Jackson LAC (Tier Seven: Dynasty Stash)
  75. John Kelly LAR (Tier Seven: Dynasty Stash)
  76. C.J Prosise SEA (Tier Seven: Dynasty Stash)
  77. Raheem Mostert SF (Tier Seven: Dynasty Stash)
  78. Jordan Wilkins IND (Tier Seven: Dynasty Stash)
  79. Darrel Williams KC (Tier Seven: Dynasty Stash)
  80. Benny Cunningham CHI (Tier Eight: Not Worth Rostering)
  81. Mike Boone MIN (Tier Eight: Not Worth Rostering)
  82. Boston Scott PHI (Tier Eight: Not Worth Rostering)

Tier One Analysis

The same six names from before, these guys catch enough passes to still be considered Super-Elite value players in either format. McCaffrey gets the top spot here due to his high volume of receptions. Other than that, everything remains the same from the standard format list. Elliott, Gordon, Gurley, Barkley, and Kamara should continue to see a heavy workload and use their dynamic skill sets to consistently break off big time runs, catching a decent amount of passes out of the backfield along the way.

Tier Two Analysis

The only differences between this group and the Elite tier of rbs in standard formats is the addition of White and Williams, who will both catch a huge amount of passes and likely command a decent percentages of touches on the offense in general. White, in particular has a chance to really shine in PPR format leagues with the lack of pass catchers on New England’s roster at the moment. Bell, David Johnson, Mixon, and Conner all stand the chance of rising into the Super Elite tier for PPR formats depending on how hard they are leaned on in the passing game.

Tier Three Analysis

These guys all should catch a decent amount of passes and/or make up for it with a heavy workload of strictly rushing attempts. Michel and Chubb fall from Tier Two due to the presence of dynamic pass catching backs (James White, Duke Johnson, Kareem Hunt, Rex Burkhead if you’re into that) on their rosters. From this group, look for Cohen, Mack, and Cook as the best candidates to outperform their original spots.

Tier Four Analysis

A lot of potential in this group, as everyone in here has RB2 upside but falls just short of tier three for respective reasons likely covered in our analysis of standard format backs. Outside of Kareem Hunt (who’s situation is rather unprecedented) this tier consists of primarily third down/passing down backs and touchdown dependent power rushers. These types of players will be in your lineup as flex plays and desperation RB2s on weeks where your team is decimated by bye weeks and/or injuries.

Tier Five Analysis

This is a group that is masked with uncertainty as it relates to potential touches, but they each possess upside for one reason or another. Ballage, Hines, and Penny are all blocked by young starters on their rosters, but have the potential to be pretty good if given the opportunity.

Tier Six Analysis

Desperation roster depth if you’re low on running backs for whatever reason. Some names could rise from this group to fantasy prominence, but that is unlikely to say the least.

Tier Seven Analysis

These guys might be worth a spot on your dynasty team. Jackson and Kelly in particular have shown a good deal of upside when given the opportunity.

Tier Eight Analysis

Don’t touch these guys.

Names to Watch

Marshawn Lynch

Josh Jacobs

Benny Snell

David Montgomery

Damian Harris

Darrell Henderson

T.J Yeldon

Buck Allen

Legarrette Blount

Jay Ajayi

Alfred Morris

Jeremy Hill

Alex Collins

Devin Singletary

Justice Hill

Elijah Holyfield

Mike Weber

Miles Sanders

WR Rankings (standard)

Tier One

  1. Davante Adams GB
  2. DeAndre Hopkins HOU
  3. Michael Thomas NO
  4. Tyreek Hill KC

Tier Two

  1. Antonio Brown OAK
  2. Odell Beckham Jr CLE
  3. Juju Smith-Schuster PIT
  4. Julio Jones ATL
  5. Mike Evans TB
  6. A.J Green CIN
  7. Keenan Allen LAC
  8. T.Y Hilton IND
  9. Amari Cooper DAL
  10. Brandin Cooks LAC
  11. Stefon Diggs MIN
  12. Adam Thielen MIN

Tier Three

  1. Robert Woods LAR
  2. Tyler Lockett SEA
  3. Tyler Boyd CIN
  4. Emmanuel Sanders DEN
  5. Alshon Jeffery PHI
  6. Corey Davis TEN
  7. Allen Robinson CHI
  8. Kenny Golladay DET
  9. Cooper Kupp LAR
  10. Chris Godwin TB

Tier Four

  1. Calvin Ridley ATL
  2. Golden Tate NYG
  3. D.J Moore CAR
  4. Mike Williams LAC
  5. Jarvis Landry CLE
  6. Will Fuller V HOU
  7. Marvin Jones Jr DET
  8. Tyrell Williams OAK
  9. Julian Edelman NE
  10. Larry Fitzgerald ARI
  11. Doug Baldwin SEA
  12. Courtland Sutton DEN
  13. Christian Kirk ARI
  14. Sammy Watkins KC
  15. Dede Westbrook JAX

Tier Five

  1. Sterling Shepard NYG
  2. Dante Pettis SF
  3. Robby Anderson NYJ
  4. Desean Jackson PHI
  5. Adam Humphries TEN
  6. Jamison Crowder NYJ
  7. Anthony Miller CHI
  8. Trequan Smith NO
  9. Albert Wilson MIA
  10. Devin Funchess IND
  11. James Washington PIT
  12. Randall Cobb DAL
  13. Antonio Callaway CLE
  14. Marquise Goodwin SF
  15. Demaryius Thomas NE
  16. Kenny Stills MIA
  17. Willie Snead BAL
  18. Cole Beasley BUF
  19. John Brown BUF
  20. Curtis Samuel CAR
  21. Mohamed Sanu ATL
  22. Quincy Enunwa NYJ
  23. Josh Doctson WAS
  24. Chris Conley JAX
  25. Keke Coutee HOU
  26. Nelson Agholor PHI
  27. Danny Amendola DET
  28. Michael Gallup DAL
  29. Taylor Gabriel CHI
  30. Paul Richardson WAS
  31. Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB
  32. John Ross CIN
  33. Robert Foster BUF
  34. Devante Parker MIA
  35. Donte Moncrief PIT

Tier Six

  1. Kendrick Bourne SF
  2. Taywan Taylor TEN
  3. Keelan Cole JAX
  4. David Moore SEA
  5. Cameron Meredith NO
  6. Marqise Lee JAX
  7. Chester Rogers IND
  8. Jakeem Grant MIA
  9. Zay Jones BUF
  10. Phillip Dorsett NE
  11. Josh Reynolds LAR
  12. Geronimo Allison GB
  13. Breshad Perriman TB
  14. Tajae Sharpe TEN
  15. Mike Wallace PHI
  16. Laquon Treadwell MIN
  17. Chris Moore BAL
  18. Travis Benjamin LAC
  19. Daesean Hamilton DEN
  20. Josh Gordon NE
  21. Equanimeous St. Brown GB
  22. Trey Quinn WAS
  23. Jake Kumerow GB
  24. Trent Taylor SF
  25. Rashard Higgins CLE
  26. Cordarrelle Patterson CHI
  27. Torrey Smith CAR
  28. Kevin White ARI
  29. Jordan Lasley BAL
  30. Ted Ginn Jr NO
  31. Chris Hogan CAR
  32. Dontrelle Inman IND

Tier Seven

  1. Mack Hollins PHI
  2. Tavon Austin DAL
  3. D.J Chark JAX
  4. Keith Kirkwood NO
  5. Justin Watson TB
  6. Keontay Burnett NYJ
  7. Tim Patrick DEN
  8. Braxton Berrios NE
  9. Allen Hurns DAL
  10. Ryan Switzer PIT
  11. Marcell Ateman OAK

Tier Eight

  1. Gehrig Dieter KC
  2. Zach Pascal IND
  3. Chad Williams ARI
  4. Bruce Ellington NE
  5. Alex Ericson CIN

Tier One Analysis

These four receivers are going to be your day-in, day-out studs at the position. They should never leave your lineup and can be expected to produce double digit points every single week. Hill’s big play ability is what lets him sneak into this tier, as he is a legitimate threat to score every time he touches the ball (ask any secondary that saw him last year). As for Adams, Hopkins, and Thomas they benefit from being the top receiver on their respective offense (by a long shot) and are nearly locks for 90-100 receptions, well over 1,000 yards receiving, and double digit receiving touchdowns. You’d be lucky to grab two of them if you land a late draft pick, should other teams in your league allow them to fall.

Tier Two Analysis

In this tier you have your mid to low end WR1’s. They’re all talented enough to crack Tier One but just happen to have some aspect that could hold them back. For Thielen and Diggs, as good as they are they hurt each other’s value with their talent. Rarely will there be a week where they both produce top-10 numbers at the position. Cooks and Hilton land here due to a few reasons. They’re a bit undersized, and while you could make the argument that Tyreek Hill suffers from the same issue, he benefits from having a hyper-aggressive gunslinger throwing him the ball. We expect Jared Goff and Andrew Luck to spread the ball around a lot this year with their surplus of weapons, and this could lead to some down weeks for Cooks and Hilton. With Allen and Cooper, they tend to struggle early on in the season, eventually coming on strong down the stretch. With Evans and Green, what you see is what you get, we know that they will have their monster games mixed with the games where their QB is colorblind. Beckham and Brown are elite talents who land just outside of Tier One due to concerns about their new landing spots (Beckham has to compete with Jarvis landry and Antonio Callaway for targets while Brown faces an uncertain QB situation in Oakland, as well as an offseason full of distractions). Smith-Schuster should see a similar output to last year, with the potential to put up even better numbers with Brown gone. Lastly, we have Julio Jones, normally a Tier One player his “touchdown problems” these past few seasons bump him down a tier for now, but we can guarantee that he will be a Tier One player again at some point.

Tier Three Analysis

This group falls just shy of WR1 territory, but they should almost always be included in your lineup week-in and week-out. We really love the upside of players like Godwin, Davis, Golladay, Lockett, and Boyd as they each showed signs of being future stars at times last season. They are all entering big years and should be motivated to rise to the occasion. As for Kupp and Woods, they should be productive in the high ceiling Rams offense. Jeffrey and Sanders land here due to a strong track record and a lack of competition for targets at their positions (for now).

Tier Four Analysis

This tier consists primarily of rising receivers and known commodoties. These guys will serve as your WR2 or Flex depending on the week, and should be valuable depth pieces on your roster in the case of injuries. Some stand-out names from this group include Calvin Ridley, Mike Williams, Jarvis Landry, and D.J Moore. Ridley benefitted from unprecedented touchdown numbers last season, so we have our doubts about him repeating his performance from last season. Williams and Moore are two guys who we see as major breakout candidates, thanks to their first-round pedigree, breakout games last season, and the departure of a starter on each of their teams (Tyrell Williams for LA and Devin Funchess for Carolina). Landry is a guy who we would normally place in Tier Three, but due to the addition of Odell Beckham to the offense in Cleveland, we think his high-volume of targets may take a hit.

Tier Five Analysis

This is a rather broad tier, consisting of guys who could potentially be flex plays at certain points during the season, but otherwise represent solid bench depth for standard rostering formats.

Tier Six Analysis

Most of these guys only really hold value on dynasty teams and injury/bye week decimated rosters.

Tier Seven Analysis

Keep around in dynasty leagues (maybe) but don’t expect much in standard leagues.

Tier Eight Analysis

Nah.

WR Rankings (ppr)

Tier One

  1. Davante Adams GB
  2. DeAndre Hopkins HOU
  3. Michael Thomas NO
  4. Tyreek Hill KC
  5. Julio Jones ATL

Tier Two

  1. Juju Smith-Schuster PIT
  2. Antonio Brown OAK
  3. Odell Beckham Jr CLE
  4. A.J Green CIN
  5. Keenan Allen LAC
  6. T.Y Hilton IND
  7. Mike Evans TB
  8. Adam Thielen MIN
  9. Amari Cooper DAL
  10. Robert Woods LAR
  11. Brandin Cooks LAR
  12. Stefon Diggs MIN

Tier Three

  1. Tyler Lockett SEA
  2. Tyler Boyd CIN
  3. Cooper Kupp LAR
  4. Golden Tate NYG
  5. Jarvis Landry CLE
  6. Chris Godwin TB
  7. Emmanuel Sanders DEN
  8. Julian Edelman NE
  9. Corey Davis TEN
  10. Alshon Jeffery PHI
  11. Kenny Golladay DET

Tier Four

  1. Calvin Ridley ATL
  2. Allen Robinson CHI
  3. Will Fuller V HOU
  4. Larry Fitzgerald ARI
  5. Marvin Jones Jr DET
  6. Tyrell Williams OAK
  7. Dede Westbrook JAX
  8. Christian Kirk ARI
  9. Sterling Shepard NYG
  10. Dante Pettis SF
  11. Courtland Sutton DEN
  12. Adam Humphries TEN
  13. Randall Cobb DAL
  14. Cole Beasley BUF
  15. Sammy Watkins KC
  16. Jamison Crowder NYJ
  17. James Washington PIT
  18. Doug Baldwin SEA
  19. Anthony Miller CHI
  20. Robby Anderson NYJ
  21. Desean Jackson PHI

Tier Five

  1. Devin Funchess IND
  2. Albert Wilson MIA
  3. Josh Doctson WAS
  4. Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB
  5. Quincy Enunwa NYJ
  6. John Brown BUF
  7. Trequan Smith NO
  8. Demaryius Thomas NE
  9. Willie Snead BAL
  10. Kenny Stills MIA
  11. Curtis Samuel CAR
  12. Danny Amendola DET
  13. Antonio Callaway CLE
  14. Marquise Goodwin SF
  15. Nelson Agholor PHI
  16. Chris Conley JAX
  17. Michael Gallup DAL
  18. Phillip Dorsett NE
  19. Zay Jones BUF
  20. Keke Coutee HOU
  21. Devante Parker MIA
  22. Marqise Lee JAX
  23. Paul Richardson WAS
  24. Cameron Meredith NO
  25. Kendrick Bourne SF
  26. Robert Foster BUF
  27. Donte Moncrief PIT
  28. Mohamed Sanu ATL
  29. Keelan Cole JAX
  30. Taylor Gabriel CHI
  31. John Ross CIN
  32. Chris Moore BAL
  33. Josh Reynolds LAR
  34. Taywan Taylor TEN
  35. Trey Quinn WAS
  36. David Moore SEA

Tier Six

  1. Laquon Treadwell MIN
  2. Travis Benjamin LAC
  3. Daesean Hamilton DEN
  4. Jakeem Grant MIA
  5. Jake Kumerow GB
  6. Chester Rogers IND
  7. Breshad Perriman TB
  8. Tajae Sharpe TEN
  9. Braxton Berrios NE
  10. Torrey Smith CAR
  11. Rashard Higgins CLE
  12. Mike Wallace PHI
  13. Keith Kirkwood NO
  14. Trent Taylor SF
  15. Equanimeous St. Brown GB
  16. Cordarrelle Patterson CHI
  17. Allen Hurns DAL

Tier Seven

  1. Ryan Switzer PIT
  2. Justin Watson TB
  3. D.J Chark JAX
  4. Geronimo Allison GB
  5. Marcell Ateman OAK
  6. Dontrelle Inman IND
  7. Josh Gordon NE
  8. Chris Hogan CAR
  9. Bruce Ellington NE
  10. Kevin White ARI
  11. Keontay Burnett NYJ
  12. Ted Ginn Jr NO
  13. Alex Ericson CIN

Tier Eight

  1. Tavon Austin DAL
  2. Tim Patrick DEN
  3. Gehrig Dieter KC
  4. Jordan Lasley BAL
  5. Zach Pascal IND
  6. Mack Hollins PHI
  7. Chad Williams ARI

Tier One Analysis

The only addition to this tier from standard to PPR is Jones, who is one of the most consistent receivers in PPR formats. Even if he continues to suffer from “touchdown problems”, his high volume of receptions in conjunction with his high output of yardage should make him a Tier One player.

Tier Two Analysis

This group remains virtually the same, as we know what to expect out of them for the most part with the exception of Woods who we see putting up a lot of receptions for LA this season.

Tier Three Analysis

This group remains the same for the most part, aside from Edelman and Tate joining the group. These two veterans are sneaky candidates to put up 100 + catches if they remain healthy all season. Likewise, they should benefit from having elderly quarterbacks checking down to them constantly on third downs (no offense to Tom and Eli, we still respect you guys).

Tier Four Analysis

Here we find a group that’s feeling a little “slotty. You’ll find a lot of PPR exclusive starters in this bunch, namely guys like Cole Beasley, Randall Cobb, Jamison Crowder, and Adam Humphries. Doug Baldwin’s stock takes a hit here due to his injury uncertainty and the low-volume passing offense employed by Seattle last season.

Tier Five Analysis

This group is compiled of mostly bench receivers/desperation flexes with the potential to break through as WR3s for your team. Keep these names in mind late in fantasy drafts.

Tier Six Analysis

I wouldn’t touch this group outside of Dynasty formats, at least to begin the season. There are some deep sleepers in this group though.

Tier Seven Analysis

Only viable options for desperate dynasty teams.

Tier Eight Analysis

Just don’t.

Names to watch

Michael Crabtree

Jermaine Kearse

Dez Bryant

T.J Jones

A.J Brown

Marquise Brown

Andy Isabella

Hakeem Butler

N’Keal Harry

D.K Metcalf

Kelvin Harmon

Deebo Samuel

Parris Campbell

TE Rankings (standard)

Tier Two

  1. Travis Kelce KC
  2. George Kittle SF
  3. Zach Ertz PHI

Tier Three

  1. Eric Ebron IND
  2. O.J Howard TB

Tier Four

  1. Hunter Henry LAC
  2. Trey Burton CHI
  3. Evan Engram NYG

Tier Five

  1. Jared Cook NO
  2. David Njoku CLE
  3. Jordan Reed WAS
  4. Kyle Rudolph MIN
  5. Jack Doyle IND
  6. Tyler Eifert CIN
  7. Austin Hooper ATL
  8. Chris Herndon NYJ
  9. Jimmy Graham GB
  10. Mark Andrews BAL
  11. Austin Seferian-Jenkins NE
  12. Delanie Walker TEN
  13. Greg Olsen CAR
  14. Vance McDonald PIT

Tier Six

  1. Cameron Brate TB
  2. C.J Uzomah CIN
  3. Jason Witten DAL
  4. Jesse James DET
  5. Tyler Kroft BUF
  6. Gerald Everett LAR
  7. Mike Gesicki MIA
  8. Charles Clay ARI

Tier Seven

  1. Dallas Goedert PHI
  2. Adam Shaheen CHI
  3. Geoff Swaim JAX
  4. Josh Hill NO
  5. Vernon Davis WAS
  6. Ryan Griffin HOU
  7. Tyler Higbee LAR
  8. Jeff Heuerman DEN
  9. Ian Thomas CAR
  10. Dan Arnold NO
  11. Jake Butt DEN
  12. Ricky Seals-Jones ARI
  13. Will Dissly SEA
  14. Demetrius Harris CLE
  15. Dwayne Allen MIA
  16. Jason Croom BUF
  17. Nick Vannett SEA
  18. Blake Jarwin DAL
  19. Hayden Hurst BAL
  20. Jonnu Smith TEN

Tier Eight

  1. Niles Paul JAX
  2. James O’Shaughnessy JAX
  3. Virgil Green LAC
  4. Garrett Celek SF
  5. Lee Smith OAK
  6. Mo Alie-Cox IND
  7. David Morgan MIN
  8. Jordan Akins HOU
  9. Rhett Ellison NYG
  10. Nick Boyle BAL
  11. Jacob Hollister NE
  12. Xavier Grimble PIT
  13. Seth Devalve CLE

Tier Two Analysis

Who else would you expect to round out the top 3 here? Kittle, Kelce, and Ertz are so close in terms of fantasy value that any of them could foreseeably finish at TE1 (if anyone outside of these three is TE1 I would be shocked). Grabbing one of these guys locks down your Tight End spot for the whole season (save for Bye Weeks or injuries).

Tier Three Analysis

Howard and Ebron are much more touchdown reliant than Kittle, Kelce, and Ertz but they possess a ton of upside in high volume passing offenses where they are the 2nd or 3rd read. Likewise, these two get held back by the presence of former fantasy star tight ends (Cameron Brate and Jack Doyle) on their respective rosters (for now).

Tier Four Analysis

I like the upside of these three, as they should all benefit (target wise) from notable subtractions on their respective offenses. Engram in particular could return to his 2017 form with the trade of Odell Beckham, and in this case he may very well find himself in Tier Two.

Tier Five Analysis

This vast group consists of your weekly starter candidates, who will each come with the usual combination of low-floor and high touchdown upside that we have come to expect from the Tight End position. Some notable names include Austin Seferian-Jenkins (taking the place of future Hall of Famer Rob Gronkowski, Mark Andrews (a dynamic receiver in an offense lacking pass-catchers), and Tyler Eifert (we’ll see if he can return to form following his ankle injury).

Tier Six Analysis

In this Tier you will find your desperation starts at the position, for the weeks with stockpiled injuries at the position/stacked bye weeks. These guys probably aren’t even worth keeping on your bench outside of dynasty formats.

Tier Seven Analysis

There’s a lot of long-term upside in this grouping, but not much immediate value/opportunity. Keep these guys on your radar though.

Tier Eight Analysis

Keep scrolling bub..

TE Rankings (ppr)

Tier Two

  1. Zach Ertz PHI
  2. George Kittle SF
  3. Travis Kelce KC

Tier Three

  1. Eric Ebron IND
  2. O.J Howard TB

Tier Four

  1. Hunter Henry LAC
  2. Evan Engram NYG
  3. Trey Burton CHI

Tier Five

  1. Jordan Reed WAS
  2. Jared Cook NO
  3. Chris Herndon NYJ
  4. Austin Hooper ATL
  5. Kyle Rudolph MIN
  6. Delanie Walker TEN
  7. Greg Olsen CAR
  8. David Njoku CLE
  9. Jack Doyle IND
  10. Mark Andrews BAL
  11. Austin Seferian-Jenkins NE
  12. Jason Witten DAL
  13. Vance McDonald PIT
  14. Cameron Brate TB
  15. Jimmy Graham GB
  16. Tyler Eifert CIN
  17. Jesse James DET

Tier Six

  1. Tyler Kroft BUF
  2. Charles Clay ARI
  3. Tyler Higbee LAR
  4. C.J Uzomah CIN
  5. Mike Gesicki MIA
  6. Ryan Griffin HOU
  7. Gerald Everett LAR

Tier Seven

  1. Geoff Swaim JAX
  2. Will Dissly SEA
  3. Vernon Davis WAS
  4. Demetrius Harris CLE
  5. Josh Hill NO
  6. Dallas Goedert PHI
  7. Jeff Heuerman DEN
  8. Adam Shaheen CHI
  9. Jason Croom BUF
  10. Jonnu Smith TEN
  11. Ricky Seals-Jones ARI
  12. Niles Paul JAX
  13. Nick Vannett SEA
  14. Dan Arnold NO
  15. Blake Jarwin DAL
  16. Hayden Hurst BAL
  17. Ian Thomas CAR

Tier Eight

  1. James O’Shaughnessey JAX
  2. Lee Smith OAK
  3. Rhett Ellison NYG
  4. Jake Butt DEN
  5. Garrett Celek SF
  6. Dwayne Allen MIA
  7. David Morgan MIN
  8. Jordan Akins HOU
  9. Virgil Green LAC
  10. Nick Boyle BAL
  11. Mo Alie-Cox IND
  12. Jacob Hollister NE
  13. Xavier Grimble PIT
  14. Seth Devalve CLE

Tier Two Analysis

It’s only fair to give Ertz the top spot here after he broke the record for receptions by a tight end last season. You really can’t go wrong with any of the three though.

Tier Three Analysis

Same story as before, not much more to add.

Tier Four Analysis

As I said before, I like the reception upside of Engram a lot this year. Henry could also take on more of a semi-slot receiver/H-Back role in the Chargers offense this year, which could lead to a high volume of receptions in a contract year.

Tier Five Analysis

Tier Five grows larger, as the checkdown potential of certain Tier Six players from our standard rankings lets them slide into Tier Five for PPR.

Tier Six Analysis

These are guys that I do not love right now, but they could possibly finish as top-20 options at the position in theory.

Tier Seven Analysis

Keep an eye on them but don’t keep them in any short roster format yet.

Tier Eight Analysis

Take a picture, it’ll last longer.

Names to Watch

Noah Fant

T.J Hockenson

Irv Smith Jr

Antonio Gates

Dion Sims

Jace Sternberger

Caleb Wilson

Kaden Smith

Tiers

Tiers (Tiers correlate to all positions rather than each individual position)

Super Elite

Elite

Stud

Above Average

Average

Below Average

Dynasty Stash

Not worth rostering in any format

Kickers (ppr & standard)

Tier Five

  1. Harrison Butker KC
  2. Will Lutz NO
  3. Greg Zuerlein LAR
  4. Justin Tucker BAL
  5. Stephen Gostkowski NE
  6. Aldrick Rosas NYG
  7. Robbie Gould SF
  8. Ka’imi Fairbairn HOU
  9. Mike Badgley LAC
  10. Adam Vinatieri IND
  11. Ryan Succop TEN
  12. Jason Myers SEA
  13. Chris Boswell PIT
  14. Graham Gano CAR

Tier Six

  1. Jake Elliott PHI
  2. Brett Maher DAL
  3. Jason Sanders MIA
  4. Giorgio Tavecchio ATL
  5. Dustin Hopkins WAS
  6. Dan Bailey MIN
  7. Mason Crosby GB
  8. Cody Parkey FA
  9. Brandon McManus DEN
  10. Randy Bullock CIN
  11. Matt Prater DET
  12. Steven Hauschka BUF
  13. Cairo Santos TB
  14. Chandler Catanzaro NYJ
  15. Josh Lambo JAX
  16. Greg Joseph CLE
  17. Daniel Carlson OAK
  18. Zane Gonzalez ARI
  19. Chris Blewitt CHI

Tier Five

In this group you have your starting kickers, the guys you should be drafting from round 12 or 13 on. There are a couple of automatic kickers who will have ample scoring opportunity in this group (Butker, Lutz, Zuerlein) but any of these 14 could finish as K1 on the year.

Tier Six

Unless it’s a bye week or for some reason your kicker is injured, I would leave these guys alone.

Defenses (ppr and standard)

Tier Four

  1. Chicago Bears

Tier Five

  1. Houston Texans
  2. Baltimore Ravens
  3. Cleveland Browns
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars
  5. Los Angeles Rams
  6. Green Bay Packers
  7. Seattle Seahawks
  8. Dallas Cowboys
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. Pittsburgh Steelers
  11. Indianapolis Colts
  12. Los Angeles Chargers

Tier Six

  1. Tennessee Titans
  2. Denver Broncos
  3. Washington
  4. New Orleans Saints
  5. Minnesota Vikings
  6. Carolina Panthers
  7. New England Patriots
  8. Philadelphia Eagles
  9. Atlanta Falcons
  10. Kansas City Chiefs
  11. Miami Dolphins
  12. San Francisco 49ers
  13. Arizona Cardinals
  14. Detroit Lions
  15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  16. New York Jets
  17. New York Giants
  18. Cincinnati Bengals
  19. Oakland Raiders

Tier Four

The Bears defense had stretches last year where it put up RB1 numbers. Drafting them will give you a certified double-digit scoring defense week-in and week-out.

Tier Five

Here we have our high upside defenses, the ones who will often win matchups for you with sacks, turnovers, and defensive touchdowns. Some units I especially like in this group are the Browns (stacked to the brim on paper), Packers (made a lot of good acquisitions so far on defense), and Chargers (if Bosa and Ingram are healthy they’ll be a force to be reckoned with).

Tier Six

Unless you’re streaming one of them, these defenses won’t be worth rostering all season long.

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