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Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 200 Overall Cheat Sheet

- Updated: Sunday, July 7th


Scoring: These rankings are based on standard-scoring formats -- one point per 25 passing yards, one point per 10 rushing or receiving yards, four points per passing touchdown and six points per rushing or receiving touchdown. They are for the 2019 NFL season.

Leading up to the 2019 NFL season, we will continue to update our top-200 fantasy football cheat sheets to help you get ready for your fantasy football drafts.

Note that this cheat sheet (or any cheat sheet) shouldn't be used as the be-all-end-all in terms of players to draft. It could be used as a blueprint, but you should adjust based on a variety of factors -- unique league settings, how the draft is unfolding (unexpected runs at a position), etc.

Cheat sheets for other scoring formats: Continuing our top-200 cheat sheet (standard scoring), here are players 26-50:

26. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts

Excluding the season that Andrew Luck missed, Hilton has five consecutive seasons over 1,000 yards. Hilton missed two games last season and dealt with a high-ankle sprain down the stretch, but he set career highs with 10.6 yards per target, 90.7 yards per game and a catch rate of 63.3 percent. The only drawback with the 5-foot-10 receiver is that he has never had more than seven touchdowns in any of his seven seasons.

27. Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons

Missing almost all of last season, Freeman is poised for a bounce-back with good health (of course). Not only is Tevin Coleman now in San Francisco, but the Falcons used a pair of first-rounders on the offensive line. I have Freeman projected for a conservative 273 touches and 1,358 yards from scrimmage and perhaps a less-modest 10 touchdowns. Then again, Freeman had a total of 35 touchdowns in the previous three seasons and my projections assume a lower touchdown rate on his rush attempts than his career average (3.91%).

28. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

Injuries and/or suspensions have cost Jones eight games in his first two seasons (four each). Missing Weeks 1 and 2 and 16 and 17, Jones averaged 5.5 yards per carry on his opportunities in between for a second consecutive season. During that span, he was a top-15 back in both PPR and standard-scoring formats. A solid RB2 entering 2019, Jones has RB1 upside if he can stay on the field for most of the season.

29. Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

From Week 14 through the postseason, Williams went on a scoring spree with 10 touchdowns (six rushing and four receiving) and racked up 602 scrimmage yards on 105 touches including 28 receptions. The Chiefs only added Carlos Hyde (free agency) and Darwin Thompson (sixth round) as competition this offseason so Williams will open the season as the unquestioned lead back. If he maintains that role for the entire season, there is enormous upside in Kansas City's high-powered offense.

30. Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys

The midseason trade for Cooper was mutually beneficial for the team and player. In his 11 games (counting the postseason) with the Cowboys, Cooper racked up 66 catches for 896 yards and seven touchdowns. Only six receivers scored more fantasy points than Cooper from Weeks 9 to 17 -- he was the WR9 in PPR formats. Cooper enters his age-25 season with three 1,000-yard campaigns already under his belt and is shooting for (an unrealistic and record-breaking) 2,000 yards in 2019.

31. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles

Ertz now has four consecutive 800-yard seasons. While he has had some really productive stretches in previous seasons, the veteran tight end had a breakout season with 116 catches for 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. At the most top-heavy fantasy position, Ertz is a consensus top-three option.

32. George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers

Breaking out in his second season, Kittle broke the single-season record for receiving yards (1,377) by tight ends on his 88 receptions. Even better in the second half of the season, Kittle had a stat line of 51/793/3 (15.5 Y/R) over his final eight games.

33. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

Playing full 16-game slates in back-to-back years, Allen saw his numbers dip year-over-year, but he still put up a healthy 97/1,196/6 stat line (WR14, WR12 in PPR). A top-15 fantasy wide receiver in any format, Allen is about as steady and consistent as it gets.

34. Brandin Cooks, WR, Los Angeles Rams

Arguably, no team has a better trio of wide receivers than the Rams and their presence helps and perhaps hurts each other in terms of fantasy production. Even if they would individually see a larger share of targets in a different situation, the trio maximizes their opportunities in L.A.'s high-octane offense. No longer with Drew Brees (2017) or Tom Brady (2018), Cooks didn't miss a beat in 2019 with Jared Goff as he had 80 catches for a career-high 1,204 yards and five touchdowns in his first season with the Rams.

35. Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Thielen reached the 100-yard mark in the first eight games of the season as he posted career highs across the board -- receptions (113), yards (1,373) and touchdowns (nine). Finishing as a WR1 (top-12) in each of the past two seasons, Thielen is a good bet to do so for a third consecutive season.

36. Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Like Thielen, Diggs set career highs by converting 102-of-149 targets for 1,021 yards and nine touchdowns and he added 62 rushing yards. After missing multiple games in each of his first three NFL seasons, Diggs also played a career-high 15 games last year and finished as a top-12 fantasy wide receiver (10th in PPR formats).

37. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions

Playing just 10 games as a rookie, Johnson had exactly 150 touches -- 118 carries and 32 receptions. Averaging 5.4 yards per carry, Johnson was fantasy's RB15 (RB14 in PPR) through Week 11 before missing the remainder of the season. Provided he stays healthy in 2019, the second-year back should see north of last year's 15 touches per game and could once again perform as a top-15 back when he's on the field.


- MORE: Check out Kevin Hanson's way-too-early 2020 NFL Mock Draft.

38. Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Suspended the first four games of the season, Ingram had a down year as Alvin Kamara took over as lead back in New Orleans. In the two seasons before that, however, Ingram rushed for 2,167 yards, added 104 catches for 735 yards and scored a total of 22 touchdowns. No team ran the ball as much as Baltimore in 2018 and that trend should continue in 2019 with Ingram as their lead back and my projection of 250 touches could prove too conservative.

39. Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams

Woods led the Rams in targets (130), receptions (86), receiving yards (1,219) and receiving touchdowns (six) last season. Whether he leads the team in those categories or not again in 2019, Woods, Cooks and Cooper Kupp are all excellent options as a fantasy team's WR2.

40. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks

Despite a consistent level of targets -- 66 to 71 -- in all four of his seasons, Lockett posted career highs in receptions (57), yards (965) and touchdowns (10) as he shattered previous career highs in catch rate (81.4%), yards per reception (16.9) and yards per game (60.3). While those ratios may regress closer to the mean, Lockett's target volume is all but assured to increase at the same time given Doug Baldwin's retirement.

41. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots

Adding his 26 postseason catches for 388 yards to his regular-season numbers, Edelman had 100 catches for 1,238 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games last year. Giving the lack of pass-catching weapons in the offense, Edelman is going to be peppered with targets even more than usual.

42. Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

With reports suggesting it will be a not-so-lengthy suspension (possibly just four games?), Hill's ADP has steadily risen since the beginning of June. Among qualified players, Hill led the NFL in yards per touch (15.0) as he racked up 1,630 scrimmage yards and 14 total touchdowns -- 12 receiving, one rushing and one return. When he's on the field, few players can match his weekly upside.

43. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

Jeffery's catch rate was up significantly in 2018 (70.7%) compared to his first season (47.5%, 2017) in Philadelphia and that led to per-game improvements in receptions and yards (5.0/64.8 vs. 3.6/49.3). Missing three games in 2018, Jeffery has now missed at least three games in three of four seasons and has failed to reach the 900-yard mark since 2014.

44. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Productive when given the opportunity, Godwin is poised to take another big step forward with DeSean Jackson now back in Philadelphia. Over the past two seasons, D-Jax has missed six games and Godwin has 98-plus yards in four of those games. Coach Bruce Arians has described the 23-year-old wideout as someone who could be "close to a 100-catch guy."

45. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

Nobody could have anticipated the level of success that Mahomes had in 2018. Not only was he named NFL Most Valuable Player in his first season as a starter, but Mahomes became the first player in league history to finish with a 5,000-yard and 50-TD season. Given the difficulty of repeating that lofty production, the (looming) early-season suspension of Tyreek Hill and the incredible depth at quarterback, I expect to have zero exposure to Mahomes in season-long single-QB leagues in 2019.

46. Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots

The Patriots ran the ball 478 times, their third-most over the past 10 seasons, and it's likely that they run the ball even more in 2019 than they did in 2018. Most dominant during their Super Bowl run, Michel had 71 carries for 336 yards (4.73 YPC) and six touchdowns combined in the three games that mattered most. While Michel should continue to lead the team in rush attempts, there are a few concerns as well. He's a non-factor in the passing game (11 regular-season targets), there are reports that suggest rookie Damian Harris could cut into his early-down workload and his chronic knee issues could lead to the Patriots intentionally managing his workload during the regular season.

47. Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions

Golladay had a breakout second season with 70 catches for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns on 119 targets. Only six receivers had more 12-target games than Golladay (four), but he also had four or less targets in one-third (five) of his (15) games as well. Golladay has the physical tools to be more of a threat in the red zone and could take another step forward in his third year.

48. Phillip Lindsay, RB, Denver Broncos

From UDFA to Pro Bowler, Lindsay vastly exceeded the expectations that the fantasy community and general public had for him entering the season. Expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Lindsday (wrist) rushed for 1,037 yards (5.4 YPC), added 35 catches for 241 yards and scored a total of 10 touchdowns as a rookie. Even if the split with fellow second-year back Royce Freeman is narrower than last year's split, Lindsay should get more than the 227 touches he had as a rookie.

49. Josh Jacobs, RB, Oakland Raiders

With little tread on the tires, Jacobs, one of Oakland's three first-round picks, will assume the lead-back role for the revamped Oakland offense. More important than possessing the top-end speed that he lacks, Jacobs has the quickness, elusiveness and power to become the every-down back that Oakland has drafted him to become.

50. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks

Dominating running back touches over first-round rookie Rashaad Penny, Carson toted the rock 247 times for 1,151 yards and nine touchdowns and added 20 catches for 163 more over 14 games. The disparity in workload between Carson (267 touches, 73.96%) and Penny (94, 26.04%) won't be as large as it was last year, but I'd expect Carson to still get the larger share of the workload in one of the league's most run-heavy attacks.


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