2018 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top-200 Overall Cheat SheetUpdated: Sunday, September 2nd
Scoring: These rankings are based on standard-scoring formats -- one point per 25 passing yards and one point per 10 rushing yards plus four points per passing touchdown and six points per rushing touchdown. They are for the full 2018 NFL season.
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Players 26-50 in our 2018 Fantasy Football Top-200 Rankings from Kevin Hanson:
26. LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills (Bye: 11)
Averaging a career-low 4.0 yards per carry, McCoy was a do-it-all option for the Bills last season. Not only did he rush for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns, but he led the team in targets (77) and receptions (59). Coach Sean McDermott says McCoy looks "quicker, faster and more powerful than last year." While it's unclear what may result from the off-field incident earlier this summer, there remains potential for league discipline.
27. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs (Bye: 12)
Recording back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Kelce finished 2017 with 83 catches for 1,038 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns. After Rob Gronkowski, Kelce is the clear TE2 -- or perhaps even the TE1(a) given Gronk's durability history.
28. Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings (Bye: 10)
Thielen has only 10 touchdowns in his four NFL seasons, but the former UDFA built upon his breakout 2016 season to lead the team in targets (142), receptions (91) and receiving yards (1,276). Only Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Keenan Allen and DeAndre Hopkins had more yards than Thielen last season.
29. Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings (Bye: 10)
With 20 fewer receptions year over year, Diggs finished 2017 with 64 catches for 849 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns. Diggs has missed multiple games in each of his three NFL seasons, but he could improve upon his WR18 (WR19 in PPR) production if he's able to stay healthy for a full season. Through the preseason, Diggs has shown better rapport with Kirk Cousins than Thielen or tight end Kyle Rudolph.
30. Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (Bye: 12)
Nearly doubling his receiving yardage to 1,183 in Year 2, Hill closed the season strong with 21 catches for 457 yards and three touchdowns in four December games. There is the potential to improve upon last year's numbers with Mahomes under center, but the addition of Sammy Watkins (a much more talented WR2) to the receiving corps could diminish his opportunity for a major jump in production.
31. Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks (Bye: 7)
Falling just shy of the 1,000-yard mark last season, Baldwin has 247/3,188/29 over the past three seasons and has finished as the WR7, WR10 and WR13, respectively, in standard-scoring formats over the past three seasons. There was some concern about Baldwin's status for Week 1 earlier on, but Carroll says that he "should be" available for the season opener. That said, Baldwin said his knee will never be 100 percent and that he's currently in the 80-85 percent range.
32. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos (Bye: 10)
Thomas is coming off his worst season (83/949/5) since breaking out in 2012 (Peyton Manning's first year in Denver). Signing Case Keenum may not return Thomas to the days of 90/1,400/10 numbers he posted from 2012 to 2014, but a bounce-back campaign to the tune of 85 catches and 1,100 yards seems reasonable with steadier quarterback play.
33. Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders (Bye: 7)
After beginning his career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Cooper posted a disappointing 48/680/7 line over 14 games. Still only 24 years old, it's possible that Cooper bounces back and sets career highs with Michael Crabtree — the 1(b) to his 1(a) — now in Baltimore.
34. Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens (Bye: 10)
With double-digit carries in the final 12 regular-season games, Collins was just 27 yards shy of the 1,000-yard rushing mark. Although he didn't get his first reception until Week 8, he had multiple receptions in eight of the final nine games. Moreover, the second-year back had the eighth-most fantasy points among running backs from Weeks 8 to 17.
35. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals (Bye: 9)
Returning for (at least) another season, Fitzgerald has finished as a top-20 fantasy wide receiver in each of the past three seasons and four of the past five. Incredibly consistent, Fitz has 100-plus receptions and 1,000-plus yards in three consecutive seasons. Going into his age-35 season, he's a solid WR2 (and even back-end WR1 in PPR formats).
36. Jay Ajayi, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (Bye: 9)
Getting limited regular-season touches (70 carries and 10 receptions in seven games), Ajayi averaged 5.8 yards per carry and 9.1 yards per reception in Philadelphia. Ajayi saw a postseason workload bump with 42 carries and six receptions over three playoff games and he's poised for a (much) larger workload heading into 2018 with LeGarrette Blount now in Detroit.
37. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles (Bye: 9)
Along with Travis Kelce, Ertz is one of just two tight ends to have a minimum of 70 catches and 800 yards over each of the past three seasons. Only nine tight ends have one such 70/800 season over the past three years and only four have multiple. In a weak positional group, Rob Gronkowski, Kelce and Ertz are in a tier by themselves atop the position.
38. Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans (Bye: 10)
Miller has two 1,000-yard seasons since 2014, but he was even less efficient in 2017 (career-low 3.7 YPC) than he was in 2016 (4.0). The Texans have one of the league's worst offensive lines (actually the worst if you go by PFF rankings) and the line won't be markedly better in 2018. On a positive note, Miller has shed a few pounds and entered training camp at his lowest weight since signing with Houston.
39. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans (Bye: 8)
Compared to his rookie season (123 touches in 2016), Henry saw a significant bump in his workload (187 touches) in 2017. With DeMarco Murray out and Dion Lewis in, Henry should see another boost to his workload. Even with last year's increase, Henry (187) was still out-touched by Murray (223) last season. A big, bruising back (with excellent speed), Henry can wear down defenses as the game progresses.
40. Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins (Bye: 11)
Over the final five games of the 2017 season, Drake ran for a league-high 444 yards on 91 carries (4.88 YPC) with two touchdowns and added 17 receptions for 150 yards. While his December workload (21.6 touches per game) won't carry over into 2018 as the co-starter with Frank Gore, Drake could still finish as a top-20 fantasy back in 2018.
41. Chris Hogan, WR, New England Patriots (Bye: 11)
Hogan played only one regular-season game (Week 14) in the second half, but he posted a 33/438/5 slash line in his first eight games. During that span, he was the WR7 in standard-scoring formats with the 13th-most on a per-game basis. With Brandin Cooks now in L.A. and Julian Edelman suspended for four games, Hogan has a chance to get off to another hot start in 2018.
42. Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears (Bye: 5)
Going into his age-25 season, Robinson already has an 80/1,400/14 season (2015) under his belt. Missing virtually all of 2017 with a torn ACL (Week 1), rehabbing the injury could inhibit his ability to build (a strong) rapport with Trubisky at least early in his Bears' tenure. That said, getting some preseason work is certainly a positive step as he recovers from his torn ACL.
43. Michael Crabtree, WR, Baltimore Ravens (Bye: 10)
As part of a 1-2 punch with Amari Cooper in Oakland, Crabtree now becomes his team's No. 1 wideout. Over the past three seasons, Crabtree has 25 touchdowns -- eight-plus in each of the past three seasons.
44. Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns (Bye: 11)
Since leading the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013, Gordon has played a total of 10 games -- five in 2014 and five in 2017 -- due to suspension. Having recently reported to the team, Gordon has the upside for a top-10 season if he's able to stay on the field for a full season, but his risks are obvious.
45. Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints (Bye: 6)
Even with rookie Alvin Kamara finishing as fantasy's RB4, Ingram set career highs in 2017 with 1,124 rushing yards, 12 touchdowns, 58 receptions and 416 receiving yards. Playing full 16-game seasons in back-to-back years, Ingram has rushed for 1,000-plus yards and scored double-digit touchdowns in consecutive seasons. Although he'll miss the first four games due to a PED suspension, that creates more fantasy appeal (to a certain degree) as there is a discount for his strong production from Weeks 5 to 16.
46. Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots (Bye: 11)
Burkhead scored eight touchdowns (in 10 games) as he rushed for 264 yards and added 30 catches for 254 yards in his debut season with the Patriots. Even though the Patriots used a first-round pick on Sony Michel, Burkhead currently tops the depth chart and has been my highest-ranked Patriots running back all summer. Dealing with a "slight tear" in his own knee, Burkhead's ADP has been on the rise given that Michel had a procedure on his knee earlier in camp.
47. Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans (Bye: 8)
The fifth-overall pick in last year's draft, Davis has the tools to become a true No. 1 receiver in the league. Injuries slowed him down in his rookie campaign as he finished with a 34/375/0 (regular-season) line, but the potential exists for a breakout 2018 season.
48. Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons (Bye: 8)
Even if he's the 2 to Devonta Freeman in the team's 1-2 rushing attack, Coleman has finished as a top-24 running back and exceeded 900 yards from scrimmage in each of the past two seasons with 19 total touchdowns since 2016.
49. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers (Bye: 7)
Since becoming the starter in 2008, Rodgers has missed roughly a half-season twice (2013 and 2017). In the other eight seasons, he has finished as either the QB1 or QB2 in fantasy football seven times. Assuming good health, Rodgers is a virtual lock for a top-two season. The only concern with Rodgers or any quarterback selected early is the lost opportunity to acquire an impact player at a position of greater scarcity/value. Outside of 2-QB or deep leagues, I'm unlikely to draft Rodgers before another owner.
50. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (Bye: 7)
Exceeding expectations in his rookie season, Smith-Schuster had 41 catches for 686 yards and four touchdowns over his final seven regular-season games including three 100-yard games during that span. (He had 17/231/3 in his first seven games.) Even as the offense's third option behind Brown and Le'Veon Bell, Smith-Schuster is poised for a bigger and better second season with Martavis Bryant traded to the Raiders.
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