Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 200 Overall Cheat Sheet- Updated: Sunday, July 7th
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:
51. David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears
Despite a dearth of draft picks, the Bears gave up even more draft capital for the opportunity to move up in the third round for their first selection in 2019. Drawing comparisons to Kareem Hunt, Montgomery is clearly a more natural fit as the primary back for Chicago's offense than Jordan Howard. As a coach Matt Nagy says, Montgomery has "great hands" and is a "really good route runner." The only concern, if there is one, is that Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis are going to get decent workloads as well.
52. Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Through five NFL seasons, Watkins has just one top-24 season (2015, WR16) although he just turned 26. A major problem with Watkins has been his durability (or lack thereof) as he has missed three or more games in three of the past four seasons and a total of 18 games over that four-year span. The former fourth-overall pick has tremendous upside to open the season while Hill is suspended.
53. Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams
Off to a great start, Kupp (knee) had 30 catches for 438 yards and five touchdowns in his first five games of the season. He suffered a knee injury the following week, only to eventually return for a couple more weeks before tearing his ACL. Kupp appears to be on track for a Week 1 return from his ACL injury, but the second-year wide receiver had the second-most fantasy points behind Minnesota's Adam Thielen over the five-week healthy span last season.
54. D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
Including his rushing yards (172), Moore had 960 yards as a rookie but only two touchdowns. A back-end WR2 based on my current projections, Moore has some upside entering his sophomore campaign.
55. Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins
Drake finished second on the team in carries (120) to Frank Gore (156) and in targets (73) to Danny Amendola (79) last season. With Gore in Buffalo and a new coaching staff in town, perhaps Drake will see the year-over-year bump in usage that we expected from 2017 to 2018. Despite the less-than-expected workload, Drake was efficient as he averaged 4.5 yards per carry and 9.0 yards per catch while scoring nine total touchdowns on his 173 offensive touches last season.
56. Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Ridley put up excellent rookie numbers overall (64/821/10). Off to a hot start with six touchdowns in the first four games, Ridley was inconsistent over the final three quarters of the season. Exceeding the 50-yard mark in three of his first four games, he did so in only three of his final 12. Given the amount of attention that Jones commands, the former first-rounder from Alabama should be able to put together a more consistent sophomore campaign. Ridley is a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 heading into the 2019 season.
57. O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Injury has cut each of his first two seasons short, but Howard has averaged exactly 16.6 yards per reception in both of those seasons. Extrapolating last year's production over 16 games, Howard would have posted a 54/904/8 stat line. Howard is the clear-cut next-best option after the top three in my early 2019 fantasy projections. As Jameis Winston says, the "moon" is the limit for the third-year tight end.
58. Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets
Anderson's numbers were down year-over-year, but he finished strong when Sam Darnold returned from a foot injury. Over the final four games of the season, Anderson had 23 catches for 336 yards and three touchdowns. During that span, Anderson was the WR5 (WR6 in PPR). With improvement and more consistency from Darnold, Anderson has the potential to vastly exceed his current ADP and is one of my favorite targets as a third receiver.
59. Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers
Before missing the 2018 regular season with an ACL injury, Henry ranked sixth (eighth in PPR) in fantasy points per game among tight ends in 2017. Returning for limited action in the playoffs, Henry will be fully healthy for the start of the 2019 season and only Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, George Kittle and O.J. Howard are ahead of him in my early 2019 rankings.
60. Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans
Miller was more efficient in 2018 (4.6 YPC) than he was in either of his first two seasons (4.0 in 2016 and 3.7 in 2017) in Houston. If D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) stays healthy, it's possible that Miller sees a year-over-year dip in workload even though he figures to enter the season as the 1 or 1(a) to Foreman's 1(b) or 2.
61. Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants
Even though Engram missed five games last season, he has been one of the best fantasy tight ends on a point-per-game basis in his first two NFL seasons. In terms of fantasy PPG, Engram has finished as the TE4 and TE7 in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Coincidentally, Engram returned from injury just in time for the four games that Odell Beckham missed last season and Engram totaled 22/320/1 with a minimum of 75 yards per game over that four-game span to close the season. Among tight ends, only George Kittle had more fantasy points during that stretch.
62. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Winner of the NFL Comeback of the Year Award, Luck threw for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns, both of which were the second-most of his career. Finishing as fantasy's QB5 last season, Luck has now finished as a top-five fantasy quarterback in four consecutive seasons where he's played at least 15 games.
63. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
Since 2008, Rodgers has played at least 15 games in nine of 11 seasons. In those nine full seasons, he has finished no worse than fantasy's QB7 and he has finished as a top-two fantasy quarterback seven times. Assuming good health, he's about as safe as it gets in terms of fantasy quarterbacks.
64. Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans
Watson's TD% regressed to a more normal 5.1% (from 9.3% as a rookie), but Watson stayed healthy for a full season and finished as fantasy's QB4 in 2018. Watson threw for 4,165 yards and 26 touchdowns and added 551 rushing yards and five more scores on the ground. If both Will Fuller and Keke Coutee are able to stay healthy, Watson has one of the best trios of receivers at his disposal.
65. Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Despite missing two games last season, Boyd posted his first-ever 1,000-yard season with a 76/1,028/7 line as he finished with a WR17 performance in both PPR and standard-scoring formats. Assuming good health for Green, Boyd may fall short of the 1,000-yard mark this season, but he's a viable WR3 with some upside.
66. Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals
As bad as Arizona's 32nd-ranked pass offense was last season, Kirk was a consistent producer down the stretch before a foot injury prematurely ended his rookie season. With at least 40 yards in seven of his final eight games, Kirk was a top-30 receiver from Weeks 5 to 13. Even though the team drafted three receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft, Kirk has "a good feel" for the new offense and is poised for a major step forward in an offense that should generate more volume and productivity overall.
67. Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions
Jones missed roughly half of 2018, but he had 61/1,101/9 in 2017 as he led the NFL in Y/R (18.0). In his nine games last season, Jones had at least 50 yards and/or a touchdown in eight of them. While I expect Golladay to outperform Jones, he's a solid WR3 in any format with upside for much better.
68. Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears
Missing three games in his first season in Chicago, Robinson finished with 55 catches for 754 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season and then went off for 10/143/1 on 13 targets in Chicago's playoff loss to Philadelphia. With good health and further development from Mitchell Trubisky, A-Rob has upside as the No. 1 receiver in one of the league's better offenses.
69. James White, RB, New England Patriots
Coming off a career-best season, White shattered his previous marks with 181 touches including 87 receptions, 1,176 scrimmage yards and 12 touchdowns during the regular season. White may see fewer carries, but there's the potential that he's even more involved as a receiver with the retirement of Rob Gronkowski. A top-11 performer (in both PPR and standard-scoring formats) last year, there's a pretty good chance that White outperforms his flex-range ADP in 2019.
70. Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears
In addition to a year-over-year bump in touches (140 to 170), Cohen was more efficient (10.2 Y/R, 4.5 YPC) on his opportunities and scored eight total touchdowns in 2018. Converting his 91 targets into 71 receptions, Cohen is obviously a better option in PPR formats (RB11 last year), but he still finished as a fantasy's RB17 in non-PPR formats. Even if Montgomery's do-it-all skill set scales Cohen's opportunities back a tad, he's a viable RB2 in PPR formats and flex option in others.
- MORE: Check out Kevin Hanson's way-too-early 2020 NFL Mock Draft.
71. Tevin Coleman, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Reunited with his former coach, Coleman is the "clear favorite" (via NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco) for the most touches among the team's running backs. With Devonta Freeman sidelined nearly all of 2018, Coleman set career highs in both workload (199 touches) and scrimmage yards (1,076) and scored nine touchdowns last season. Perhaps he outperforms my expectations, I have Coleman projected for close to (but less than) last year's workload and production.
72. Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
Williams had a breakout second season as he hauled in 10 touchdowns in 2018. While I expect a drop in his red zone production with the return of a healthy Hunter Henry, the departure of Tyrell Williams to the Raiders should lead to a bump in targets, receptions and yards for the third-year receiver.
73. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Fitzgerald isn't getting any younger (then again, who is?) and he's coming off a disappointing season (69/734/6). Before last season, however, he posted three consecutive 100/1,000 seasons. Perhaps he won't bounce back to the 100/1,000 level, but the new offense should allow him to post better numbers in 2019 and he's a nice value compared to his current ADP.
74. Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
Shepard set career highs in targets (107), receptions (66), yards (872) and Y/A (13.2) last season. With Odell Beckham now in Cleveland, Shepard should establish new career highs in catches, yards and touchdowns.
75. Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans
As the saying goes, the best ability is availability. Unavailable in more than half of the team's games, Fuller has played in just 14, 10 and seven games, respectively, in his first three NFL seasons. Playing in only 11 total games with Deshaun Watson, Fuller has 45 catches for 782 yards and 11 touchdowns in those 11 games. Extrapolating that per-game pace over 16 games, Fuller would have a stat line of 65/1,137/16.
76. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
From 2011 (his rookie season) through 2017, Newton had finished as a top-four fantasy quarterback in five of seven seasons. A shoulder injury slowed and eventually sidelined him down the stretch last season, but Newton was third in fantasy points through Week 13. Having already resumed throwing, Newton has plenty of upside compared to his current ADP with good health.
77. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons
Over the past four seasons, Ryan has finished as a top-two fantasy quarterback twice (2018, 2016) and as the QB15 or worse twice (2017, 2015). Reunited with his offensive coordinator from the three years prior to that four-year stretch, Dirk Koetter's offense in Tampa last season led the league in passing (5,125 yards) and was second to only Kansas City in yards per attempt (8.6). Given the talented group of pass-catchers at his disposal, it wouldn't surprise me if Ryan outperformed my current projections for him.
78. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Not only were Wilson's pass attempts (427) a five-year low, but his rushing attempts (67) were a career low and he failed to rush for a touchdown for the first time in his career. Even so, Wilson finished the season as fantasy's QB9. Before 2018, Wilson ended the year as a top-three QB in three of four seasons and he has finished as a top-12 quarterback every year of his career.
Even though Wilson ranked 20th in pass attempts, only Patrick Mahomes and Andrew Luck threw more touchdowns than Wilson (35). While his career-best 8.2 TD% was more than two full percentage points above his career average (6.0 TD%), Wilson has thrown at least 34 touchdowns in three of the past four seasons.
79. Jared Cook, TE, New Orleans Saints
Oakland's passing game had virtually nothing last season and Cook paced the team by leading the team in targets (101), receptions (68), yards (896) and touchdowns (six). Setting career highs across the board, Cook finished as fantasy's TE5 last season. Perhaps his year-over-year target share dips, but there is also a major offensive boost with Drew Brees and the Saints.
80. Eric Ebron, TE, Indianapolis Colts
The former top-10 pick, Ebron had a breakout season in his first with Andrew Luck and the Colts. Ebron turned his 110 targets into 66 catches for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns. Ebron is a top-six option at the position, but his target volume may drop if Doyle stays healthy all season.
81. David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns
In his age-22 season, Njoku finished 2018 with 56 catches, 639 yards and four touchdowns to end the year as fantasy's TE8 (TE9 in PPR). While the offense continue to blossom as Baker Mayfield enters his sophomore campaign, Njoku (and all of the team's other pass-catchers) move down a spot in the target pecking order with alpha receiver Odell Beckham at the top.
82. Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks
In better shape than last year, Penny was on the short end of last year's 74-26 split in workload with Carson, but that margin should narrow in 2019. Earlier this year, coach Pete Carroll said of the Carson-Penny duo that "I don't know who's one and who's two, it doesn't matter to me." Given his first-round pedigree, Penny has enormous upside in Seattle's run-first attack even if he enters the season as Carson's backup.
83. Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Sanders joins a crowded Philly backfield, but he figures to lead the group in workload and production. That said, the team has used (and still plans to use) a committee approach to their backfield.
84. Derrius Guice, RB, Washington Redskins
An ACL injury wiped out Guice's rookie season. Early reports were that Guice's rehab was coming along slower than expected, but Gruden said it was "ahead of schedule." Given how productive Adrian Peterson was last season, it's unlikely that the team rushes Guice back into the mix. I expect the 2018 second-rounder to lead the team in rushing and workload, but AP should be heavily involved in 2019 as well.
85. Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
In a healthy sophomore campaign, Westbrook led the Jags with a 66/717/5 receiving line on 101 targets and added 98 rushing yards. Lacking quality quarterback play, Westbrook still managed to finish as a top-35 wide receiver in 2018. Given the upgrade at quarterback, Westbrook should outperform (his current ADP).
86. DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
In spite of missing four games, Jackson finished 32nd in fantasy points (42nd in PPR) in 2018. Now back in Philadelphia, D-Jax gives the Eagles the deep threat they have lacked. Jackson led the NFL in Y/A in 2018 (18.9), 2016 (17.9) and 2014 (20.9).
87. Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns
Since entering the league (2014), only four receivers have more targets than Landry (719). Thriving as a volume-receiver, Landry parlayed his 149 targets in his first season as a Brown into an 81/876/4 statistical line and a WR22 fantasy performance (WR18 in PPR). Before that, he was a top-16 receiver in each of his previous three seasons: WR14 (2017, WR5 in PPR), WR16 (2016, WR13 in PPR) and WR15 (2015, WR9 in PPR), respectively. Reunited with his former LSU teammate, Landry is one of the most overvalued wide receivers compared to his current fantasy football ADP.
88. Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans
Davis dominated targets last season (112, 25.63 percent), but Delanie Walker missed almost all of 2018 and now the Titans have added A.J. Brown and Adam Humphries to the mix. In a run-heavy offense, the former top-five pick may struggle to build upon his 65/891/4 line in year three.
89. Dante Pettis, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Productive after the team's Week 11 bye, Pettis had a four-game stretch through Week 15 with at least 80 yards and/or a touchdown each week. During that four-game span, Pettis had 17 catches for 338 yards and four touchdowns with the third-most fantasy points amongst receivers (eighth-most in PPR). Impressing the coaches and his teammates this offseason, Pettis looks ready to build upon his late-season rookie momentum in 2019.
90. Golden Tate, WR, New York Giants
Traded midseason, Tate failed to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in three seasons. Now with a new team, Tate and Shepard are the 1(a) and 1(b) options among the team's wide receivers. Both are solid WR3/flex options, but the offense clearly centers around Saquon Barkley and the quarterback situation is less than ideal.
91. Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns
In the final eight games of his rookie season, Mayfield threw 19 touchdowns and averaged 8.57 Y/A. Among quarterbacks with a minimum of 100 pass attempts, the only quarterback that performed better over his team's final eight games was Patrick Mahomes (24 TDs, 8.72 Y/A). Going from his rookie season to 2019, Mayfield benefits from both the status quo (Freddie Kitchens) and changes (trade for Odell Beckham).
92. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
The obvious concern with Wentz is durability as the fourth-year quarterback has now missed at least three games in back-to-back seasons. If he can stay healthy, however, he has a ton of upside compared to his current ADP. Wentz showed how good he could be in 2017 when he was the QB2 through Week 14 before missing the final three weeks of the season. The addition of DeSean Jackson gives Wentz the best and most complete group of weapons that he has had in his young career.
93. Ronald Jones, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Terrible may be too kind of a word to describe Jones' rookie season -- 77 yards from scrimmage, 1.9 YPC and 4.7 Y/R. Without adding any serious competition to the backfield, last year's 38th-overall pick is in position to put his 2018 season behind him. He gets a fresh start with a new coaching staff and the new staff is excited about his progress this offseason.
94. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
Once again, Ekeler averaged more than five yards per carry and 10 yards per reception. But as he nearly doubled his workload (74 to 145 touches), MG3's complementary back finished as the RB27 (RB25 in PPR) last season. Given Gordon's injury history, there is a better chance than not that Ekeler will get an opportunity to make a start or two, but he has stand-alone value even if Gordon stays healthy.
95. Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Averaging just 3.7 yards per carry as the team's starter in 2018, Barber got a sizable workload -- 234 carries and 20 receptions -- and finished as fantasy's RB26 (RB31 in PPR). That volume is sure to decrease in 2019 as the workload split between Barber and Jones will be more evenly split.
96. Latavius Murray, RB, New Orleans Saints
Before last season (RB32, RB38 in PPR), Murray had finished as a top-20 fantasy running back in standard-scoring formats for three consecutive seasons. While he's unlikely to bounce back to that level of fantasy production, we've seen the Saints offense support to productive running backs with Kamara and Mark Ingram so it's possibly that Murray flirts with back-end RB2 production in standard-scoring formats as a Saint.
97. Royce Freeman, RB, Denver Broncos
Overdrafted compared to his lofty 2018 ADP (mid-third round), Freeman carried the ball 130 times for 521 yards and five touchdowns and added 14 catches for 72 yards. With a more reasonable 2019 Fantasy Football ADP, Freeman is expected to see a boost in workload in his second season.
98. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
Perhaps I'm too conservative in my projections, but I currently have Sutton only slightly improving upon his rookie numbers (42/704/4).
99. Tyrell Williams, WR, Oakland Raiders
A few seasons removed from a 1,059-yard breakout season, Williams has had a couple of solid seasons --43/728/4 in 2017 and 41/653/5 in 2018. As Oakland's clear No. 2 receiver, Williams should outperform his numbers over the past couple of seasons, but he's unlikely to return to the 1,000-yard level barring an injury to Brown.
100. Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers
Typically, the No. 2 wideout in a Rodgers-led offense has plenty of fantasy viability and that was the case for Allison before injuries cut his 2018 short. Allison had 64-plus yards each week through Week 4 with a 19/289/2 line on 29 targets as a top-25 performer (WR28 in PPR) over that span. There is upside compared to his current ADP if he's able to maintain good health.
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