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 51-100 in our 2018 Fantasy Football Top-200 Rankings from Kevin Hanson:
51. Marshawn Lynch, RB, Oakland Raiders (Bye: 7)
After taking a year off, Lynch returned to the NFL and rushed for 891 yards and seven touchdowns and added 20 catches for 151 yards in 2017. Now 32 years old, there's the possibility another Oakland native assumes the lead-back role, but Beast Mode should still pace the backfield in workload and production.
52. Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions (Bye: 6)
Posting an NFL-high 18.0 Y/R in 2017, Jones had 61 receptions for a career-high 1,101 yards and nine touchdowns, one shy of his career best, despite a slow start (8/130/2 in first four games). Jones finished as fantasy's WR5 (WR11 in PPR) and he was WR4 (WR7 in PPR) from Week 5 on.
53. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos (Bye: 10)
While Sanders missed four games, his 2017 numbers (47/555/2) were nearly half of his 2016 production (79/1,032/5). Before last season, Sanders had three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and there is a reasonable chance that he bounces back with Keenum under center.
54. Brandin Cooks, WR, Los Angeles Rams (Bye: 12)
With Sammy Watkins signing a free-agent deal with the Chiefs, the Rams traded for Cooks as he looks for his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season. Of course, it's a downgrade to play with Jared Goff (2018+) after beginning his career with future HOFers Drew Brees (2014-16) and Tom Brady (2017). That said, Sean McVay and Goff ran the league's highest-scoring offense last season.
55. Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns (Bye: 11)
Leading the NFL last season with a career-high 112 receptions, Landry finished the season with 987 yards and nine touchdowns (also a career high). A threat for triple-digit catches, Landry could once again push for the league lead in receptions, especially if Gordon were to miss any time.
56. Dion Lewis, RB, Tennessee Titans (Bye: 8)
With Lewis likely to be more involved on passing downs, Henry and Lewis should form a 1-2 punch for the Titans backfield. Even though I expect Henry to lead the duo in touches, I see somewhere in the neighborhood of a 55-45 split between the two backs. Lewis had 212 touches for the Patriots last season and finished as fantasy's RB12 (RB13 in PPR), but his week-to-week role should be even more secure in Tennessee.
57. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Bye: 11)
Recently turning 41, Brady has yet to show signs of slowing down. Finishing as fantasy's QB4, Brady threw for a league-high 4,577 yards in 2017. That said, the Patriots traded away 1,000-yard receiver Brandin Cooks and trusted slot receiver Julian Edelman returns from a torn ACL but not until Week 5 due to a PED suspension.
58. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Bye: 7)
A top-three fantasy quarterback in three of the past four seasons, Wilson has rushed for 2,777 yards and 20 touchdowns in his six NFL seasons. But he's also averaged over 4,000 passing yards over the past three seasons and threw a league-high 34 touchdowns in 2017. Despite his dual-threat abilities, Wilson has never missed an NFL game. So, in other words, he has tons of weekly upside with a solid floor.
59. Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions (Bye: 6)
The eight-year veteran has spent half of his career in Detroit and he has 90-plus catches in each of those four seasons. In addition, he has 1,000-plus yards in three of four including back-to-back seasons. His lack of touchdown production -- 19 over four years in Detroit -- is a drawback, but he's a consistent receiver that gets a boost in PPR formats.
60. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (Bye: 9)
Exceeding the 75-yard mark only twice during the regular season, Jeffery had a disappointing 47.5-percent catch rate in his first season with the Eagles. While his yardage total (789) was the lowest since his 2012 rookie campaign, his nine scores were only one shy of his career high set in 2014. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Jeffery (shoulder) is expected to miss the first two games of the season with the hope of being ready for Week 3.
61. Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers (Bye: 4)
Signing a two-year extension that keeps him under contract through 2020, Olsen missed more than half of last season. Before that, however, the 33-year-old tight end had three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and finished as fantasy's TE4, TE4 and TE2, respectively, during that span.
62. Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans (Bye: 8)
Extending his streak of 800-yard seasons to four, Walker finished as fantasy's TE7 (PPR's TE6) in his age-33 season. The veteran tight end has finished as a top-12 fantasy tight end in all five of his seasons with the Titans and should do so again.
63. Royce Freeman, RB, Denver Broncos (Bye: 10)
It seems likely that Freeman will become the lead guy at some point during the season even if he doesn't begin the season in that role. A four-year starter for the Ducks, the 230-pound back rushed for 5,621 (5.9 YPC) yards and 60 touchdowns in his career while adding 79/814/4 receiving.
64. Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers (Bye: 7)
Due to other injuries at running back, only three running backs had more carries than Williams (122) from Week 10 on -- Melvin Gordon (137), Frank Gore (134) and LeSean McCoy (130). That said, Williams averaged only 3.6 yards per carry as a rookie. With Aaron Jones suspended the first two games and Ty Montgomery dealing with a foot injury, Williams will have a chance to pick up where he left off.
65. Isaiah Crowell, RB, New York Jets (Bye: 11)
Only 25 years old, Crowell signed a three-year deal in free agency with the Jets this offseason. With 850-plus rushing yards in each of the past two seasons, Crowell does not necessarily get an offensive upgrade with his new club, but I expect at least similar production in 2018.
66. Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots (Bye: 11)
Expectations would be through the roof for most running backs selected in the first round. For the Patriots, however, it's anyone's guess how the workload will be allocated in any given week. Given his draft pedigree (and talent, of course), Michel figures to be heavily involved more often than not and it wouldn't surprise me if he finished as the team's most productive fantasy back (although I have Burkhead ranked ahead of him).
67. Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans (Bye: 10)
Offensive line woes and lack of experience did not slow Watson down as a rookie. Unfortunately, an ACL tear did. Before the injury, however, Watson finished with the most or second-most fantasy points in each of his final four games and eclipsed the 30-point mark in three of those four outings. Expectations are sky high entering season two and regression is inevitable, but he has legitimate QB1 upside if he can stay healthy for a full season.
68. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers (Bye: 4)
Since entering the league in 2011, Newton has finished as a top-four fantasy quarterback in all but two seasons (2014 and 2016). Of course, a huge part of his fantasy success is generated by his rushing production. Averaging 7.7 rushing scores per season, Newton has 100-plus rush attempts and 500-plus rushing yards every year except for 2016.
69. Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers (Bye: 11)
Goodwin had the best season of his career with 56 catches for 962 yards and two touchdowns. Especially productive in the second half, Goodwin had a five-game stretch of 78-plus yards from Weeks 10 to 15 including three straight with 99-plus. Even with Pierre Garcon now healthy, Goodwin looks likely to hold on to the top receiver role within San Francisco's offense.
70. Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams (Bye: 12)
Missing four games in his debut season with the Rams, Woods averaged a career-best 65.1 yards per game and went off for nine catches and 142 yards in their playoff loss to the Falcons. His per-game regular-season production was equivalent to a 16-game pace of 74.7/1,041.3/6.7.
71. Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks (Bye: 7)
Penny had a good combination of size (5-11, 220) and speed (4.46 forty) before recently ballooning to 236 pounds. Gaining so much weight between the NFL Scouting Combine and the start of the regular season is alarming. Given his draft pedigree, Penny could eventually be used as a three-down back for the Seahawks. For now, however, Chris Carson is clearly ahead of him on the depth chart heading into the 2018 NFL season.
72. Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bye: 5)
Tampa's leading rusher in 2017, Barber had 335 rushing yards (15th-most in the NFL) on 78 carries (4.29 YPC) from Weeks 13 to 17. Even though the Bucs used a high second-round pick on Ronald Jones, it's Barber -- not Jones -- that will enter the season as the team's starter. Coach Dirk Koetter recently said: "He's doing everything he should be doing right now, and I think if we went out there and gave it to Peyton 20 times, we'd like what he does. But we're not going to do that in a preseason game.''
73. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks (Bye: 7)
A sleeper pick in 2017, Carson was off to a promising start before his injury forced him to miss the final 12 games of the season. Even though the Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny in the first round, Carson is still a potential breakout candidate. Penny has missed time with a broken finger, but Carson was already atop the depth chart prior to the injury.
74. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions (Bye: 6)
Without a 100-yard rusher since Reggie Bush (2013, three times) and ranking last in rushing offense last year, the Lions traded up in the second round for Johnson. The SEC Offensive Player of the Year and conference rushing champion, Johnson rushed for 1,391 yards and scored 20 total touchdowns for Auburn last season. Ultimately, I expect Johnson to lead the backfield in production, but LeGarrette Blount will steal early-down work and goal-line opportunities while Theo Riddick will get plenty of work as the team's third-down back.
75. Jimmy Graham, TE, Green Bay Packers (Bye: 7)
Even though Graham posted his lowest yardage total (520) since his rookie season and averaged a career-low 9.1 Y/R, the veteran tight end scored 10 touchdowns last season. Playing in the high-powered Packers offense, double-digit touchdowns is possible if Aaron Rodgers can stay healthy all season.
76. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Bye: 6)
After throwing more than 625 pass attempts in each of the previous seven seasons, Brees threw it only 536 times for 4,334 yards and 23 touchdowns, both of which were lows of his 12 seasons in New Orleans. Even so, his 4,334 passing yards still ranked fourth in the NFL behind Tom Brady (4,577), Philip Rivers (4,515) and Matthew Stafford (4,446).
77. Carlos Hyde, RB, Cleveland Browns (Bye: 11)
Playing a full 16-game slate for the first time in his four NFL seasons, Hyde set career highs in yards from scrimmage (1,288) and receptions (59) but a career low in yards per carry (3.9). The Browns used a top-33 selection on Nick Chubb, but Hyde sits atop the team's depth chart and is likely to get the most work amongst the team's backs.
78. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts (Bye: 9)
It will be more than 600 days in between regular-season games and it's been an up-and-down preseason for Luck. The good news, however, is that he's back on the field and he ended the preseason with a strong performance against the 49ers. There is some obvious risk with Luck but also plenty of upside going into 2018. In his past three full seasons, Luck has finished as fantasy's QB4 (2013), QB2 (2014) and QB4 (2016).
79. Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (Bye: 9)
In a breakout campaign, Agholor's 2017 numbers (62/768/8) exceeded his production from the previous two season's combined. Agholor finished as a top-25 fantasy receiver in 2017 in both PPR and standard-scoring formats. With Jeffery expected to miss (at least) the first two games of the season, Agholor has a chance to repeat as a top-25 fantasy wide receiver.
80. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots (Bye: 11)
Missing all of last season with a torn ACL, Edelman will serve a four-game suspension to begin the season. In 2016, Edelman had 98 catches for a career-high 1,106 yards and three touchdowns. With Brandin Cooks traded to the Rams, Edelman figures to be peppered with targets when he is on the field (Weeks 5 to 16). In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if Edelman set per-game career highs across the board.
81. Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants (Bye: 9)
Rookie tight ends typically struggle, but Engram had a highly productive rookie season (64/722/6, TE5). Based on talent, Engram could take another step forward in 2018, but he won't see as much volume (115 targets) in 2018 with better health from Odell Beckham along with the addition of rookie Saquon Barkley.
82. Jordy Nelson, WR, Oakland Raiders (Bye: 7)
Released by the Packers, Nelson had just 53 catches for 482 yards and six touchdowns in 2017. That said, he had 98/1,519/13 (2014) and 97/1,257/14 (2016) in his previous two full seasons. There's virtually no chance that he returns to the 90-catch, 1,200-yard mark he had in 2016, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he finished with eight-plus touchdowns, something that Michael Crabtree had done in each of the past three seasons in Oakland. And apparently he's been moving "like he's 28."
83. Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets (Bye: 11)
While his legal matters may now be resolved, Anderson could face league discipline from his off-field issues. In terms of on-field production, however, he had a career season (63/941/7) and was especially productive from Weeks 7 to 13. During that six-game span, Anderson had 100-plus yards and/or a touchdown every week and posted a 31/525/6 line.
84. Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions (Bye: 6)
Interestingly enough, Stafford's lone Pro Bowl season (2014) was the last time that he finished outside the top-10 fantasy quarterbacks. Not counting that QB15 finish in 2014, Stafford has finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback in the other six of the past seven seasons. Part of that consistent production is aided by his durability (no missed games over past seven seasons) and the team's reliance on the passing game, but he actually set a seven-year low in pass attempts (565) in 2017. Even so, Stafford threw for 4,446 yards, a four-year high, and 29 touchdowns, tied for the third-most in his career.
85. Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins (Bye: 4)
If he ever puts together a 16-game season, Reed has the potential to lead all tight ends in fantasy points. Unfortunately, he has missed at least four games in four of his five NFL seasons including 10 missed games last season. In his healthiest season (14 games in 2015), Reed had a monster 87/952/11 line.
86. Alfred Morris, RB, San Francisco 49ers (Bye: 11)
With newcomer Jerick McKinnon tearing his ACL, Morris could lead the team in carries with Matt Breida continuing to serve as the team's backup running back. Shanahan was the coordinator in Washington in Morris' first two seasons -- 335/1,610/13 in 2012 and 276/1,275/7 in 2013. While Morris won't post that type of production, he instantly becomes fantasy-relevant.
87. Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins (Bye: 4)
Missing the final six games of the season, Thompson had 294 rushing yards, 39 catches for 510 yards and a total of six touchdowns through 10 games. Through Week 11 (his last game played), Thompson was the RB12 (RB10 in PPR) in fantasy football scoring. Even though he's said he won't be 100 percent until November, Thompson will be on the field Week 1 and should continue to handle the majority of the team's third-down snaps.
88. Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington Redskins (Bye: 4)
Playing a total of 10 games -- four with New Orleans and six with Arizona, it was a disappointing season for the future first-ballot HOFer. In his age-32 season, Peterson averaged just 3.4 YPC. With Derrius Guice (ACL) out for the season, however, Peterson should get sufficient early-down work to become fantasy-relevant in 2018. Making his debut in Washington's third preseason game, Peterson carried the ball 11 times for 56 yards.
89. Devontae Booker, RB, Denver Broncos (Bye: 10)
With the Broncos releasing C.J. Anderson this offseason, Booker has a chance to enter the season as the starter even if he doesn't end the season in that role. The Broncos used a third-round pick on Royce Freeman, who should overtake Booker at some point during the season.
90. Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (Bye: 9)
Mixon missed a couple of December games, but Bernard was highly productive down the stretch. Gio had 507 YFS, averaged 4.75 YPC with 24 receptions and two scores across five December games. Still drafted outside the top-50 running backs (via FFC), Gio offers late-round value as a back that could return flex value.
91. Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins (Bye: 4)
A groin injury has sidelined Crowder this preseason, but he's expected to be on the field Week 1. Crowder finished with a 66/789/3 line last season and despite the current injury, Smith and Crowder had demonstrated early rapport that could lead to a true breakout assuming better health in 2018.
92. Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants (Bye: 9)
Even though he missed five games, Shepard posted a career high in receiving yards (731) and set a career high in receptions on a per-game basis (5.36). Shepard will have an opportunity to post full-season career highs as the team's WR2 provided he can stay healthy.
93. Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (Bye: 12)
When things are going right, Watkins can be as productive as any receiver in the league. That said, he's now playing for his third team in three years and had only 39/593/8 for the league's highest-scoring offense last year. Given his talent level playing in what should be one of the league's best offenses, there is plenty of upside even if he's the fourth option behind Hunt, Kelce and Hill.
94. Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams (Bye: 12)
No rookie receiver had more receptions than Kupp (62) in 2017 and only JuJu Smith-Schuster had more yards and touchdowns than Kupp (869/5) amongst rookies. While it's possible Kupp repeats his rookie-year production, the presence of Woods and Cooks limits his upside some.
95. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers (Bye: 7)
Since exceeding 800-plus yards in his three healthy seasons from 2012 to 2015, Cobb has 600-something yards in back-to-back seasons. Given a secure WR2 role (minus some late-August trade rumors), however, Cobb should bounce back provided that he and Rodgers can stay healthy.
96. Matt Breida, RB, San Francisco 49ers (Bye: 11)
As a rookie, Breida had 126 touches for 645 yards from scrimmage (4.4 YPC and 8.6 Y/A) and three touchdowns. With McKinnon (ACL) out for the season, Breida and Alf get a boost heading into 2018.
97. Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins (Bye: 11)
Over the past two seasons, Stills has 100 catches for 1,573 yards and 15 touchdowns and he's finished as a top-30 receiver in standard-scoring formats both seasons. There may be some game-to-game volatility, but there is a strong chance that he outperforms his current ADP. In fact, I wouldn't be surprise if Stills turns out into Miami's most productive fantasy wide receiver in 2018.
98. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings (Bye: 10)
Rudolph's targets dropped year over year (132 to 81), but he still finished as fantasy's TE6 (TE8 in PPR) in 2017. He posted a 57/532/8 stat line last season and those numbers may be a reasonable floor for the veteran tight end.
99. Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (Bye: 9)
Hauling in four receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown in Super Bowl 52, Clement saved his best game of the season for last. Heading into 2018, the second-year back should back up/mix in with Ajayi on early downs while also splitting third-down work with veteran Darren Sproles.
100. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Detroit Lions (Bye: 6)
Set to play for his third team in as many seasons, Blount is two years removed from leading the NFL in rushing touchdowns (18). Even though the Eagles ranked third in scoring offense last year, Blount had just two rushing touchdowns last season. That said, Blount's 18 touchdowns in 2016 occurred with the Patriots, where new Lions head coach Matt Patricia was defensive coordinator.
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