2018 Fantasy Football PPR Top-200 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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Our 2018 Fantasy Football Top-200 PPR Rankings from Kevin Hanson:
101. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (Bye: 9)
Missing the final three (regular-season) games, Wentz avoided the active/PUP list, but it's possible that he misses "a week or two" to open the season. Before last year's injury, Wentz threw 33 touchdowns to only seven interceptions in 13 games and trailed only Russell Wilson in fantasy points scored (through Week 14).
102. Trey Burton, TE, Chicago Bears (Bye: 5)
With 23 catches for 248 yards and five touchdowns for the Eagles last season, Burton has plenty of breakout potential in Matt Nagy's offense in Kansas City. In response to a 600-yard over/under mailbag question, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune calls the over a "lock" and writes that Burton "certainly could challenge" the franchise TE single-season yardage record (Martellus Bennett, 916 in 2014).
103. Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts (Bye: 9)
Doyle finished second on the team in targets (108) last season and posted career highs with 80 catches and 690 yards last season. With the Colts signing Eric Ebron, it's possible that Doyle fails to reach those numbers again. The return of Andrew Luck, however, makes Doyle a back-end TE1 heading into 2018.
104. Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans (Bye: 10)
The Texans scored 30.71 (real) points per game with Deshaun Watson under center; only 13.67 without him. As you'd expect, the games that Fuller played with Watson were much better than those without him. Both were on the field together for just four games (admittedly, an incredibly small sample size), but Fuller scored seven touchdowns in those four games! Durability is a concern for both as Fuller has missed multiple games in both seasons and Watson is returning from a torn ACL, but there is plenty of upside for Fuller if both maintain good health in 2018.
105. 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.''
106. 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.
107. 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.
108. 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.
109. Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (Bye: 8)
With Keenan Allen out for virtually of 2016, Williams had a breakout season with 69 catches for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns. With Allen healthy, Williams had 43/728/4 in 2017 — and that level of production is a more reasonable expectation barring an Allen injury in 2018.
110. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Buffalo Bills (Bye: 11)
Traded during the season to the Bills, Benjamin finished the full season with 48 receptions, 692 yards and three touchdowns. With only 16/217/1 in his six games with the Bills, Benjamin wasn't 100 percent during that time, but he should lead the team in receiving assuming good health in 2018.
111. Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions (Bye: 6)
Golladay's best games as a rookie were his first (4/69/2) and his last (2/80/1), but he also missed five games in the middle of the season due to a hamstring injury. Even if a true breakout does not occur in 2018, Golladay has seen some reps in two-WR sets and Tate has said the following of the second-year receiver: "… I'm telling you, this guy can be dominant. He's a WR1 kind of guy."
112. Ty Montgomery, RB, Green Bay Packers (Bye: 7)
Before sustaining a Week 4 ribs injury, Montgomery had 59 touches (41 carries and 18 receptions), which was tied for eighth-most over the first three games of the season. Missing half of last season, Montgomery could be used more as a "hybrid player" in 2018, but it also wouldn't be a surprise if he were to get a much larger workload than I currently project.
113. Allen Hurns, WR, Dallas Cowboys (Bye: 8)
Two years removed from a 1,031/10 season, Hurns has missed five-plus games in each of the past two seasons with a total of 961 yards and five touchdowns combined over that stretch. While a return to 2015 numbers is unlikely, Hurns should be able to set three-year highs if he's able to stay healthy and could be the most productive of the Cowboys wide receivers.
114. George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers (Bye: 11)
Ending the season with a bang, Kittle had four catches for 100 yards in Week 17 against the Rams and he finished his rookie campaign with 43/515/2. Among rookie tight ends, only New York's Evan Engram had more receptions or yards.
115. Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings (Bye: 10)
Finishing as fantasy's QB8, QB5 and QB7 over the past three seasons, respectively, Cousins has thrown for 4,000-plus yards and 25-plus touchdowns in each of those seasons. In addition, he has rushed for at least four scores in three consecutive seasons. Now playing for a Super Bowl contender and a defensive-minded head coach, Cousins may not put up the same level of production he had in Washington, but he remains a top-12 fantasy option as he switches teams.
116. Danny Amendola, WR, Miami Dolphins (Bye: 11)
With 60-plus catches in two of the past three seasons with the Patriots, Amendola could post a similar total (or even more) with Jarvis Landry no longer in Miami. Amendola has worked primarily with the first-team offense in camp and he's an excellent late-round target in PPR formats.
117. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Bye: 7)
Throwing for 3,800-plus yards in each of the past five seasons, Big Ben has thrown 28-plus touchdowns in four of those five seasons. Since being drafted 11th overall in 2004, however, Roethlisberger has played a 16-game season only three times in his career so there's certainly a strong chance that he'll miss a game or two in 2018. With the league's best RB/WR combo in Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, Roethlisberger has weekly QB1 upside (especially at home), but he's finished as the yearly QB20, QB13 and QB10 over the past three seasons, respectively.
118. Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bye: 5)
Brate and the Bucs agreed to a six-year contract this offseason and the veteran tight end has a combined 105/1,251/14 over the past two seasons. I expect more from second-year tight end O.J. Howard, but I give the edge to Brate to lead the duo in fantasy points.
119. Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers (Bye: 8)
Except for 2012 (21st) and 2016 (14th), Rivers has finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback in the eight of his past 10 NFL seasons. On my list of 12 Undervalued Players Compared to Fantasy ADP, Rivers has thrown for at least 4,286 yards and 28 touchdowns in each of the past five seasons.
120. David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns (Bye: 11)
Playing less than half of the team's offensive snaps as a rookie, Njoku posted a 32/386/4 stat line in 2017. Coach Hue Jackson says that he expects a big jump from Njoku in Year 2.
121. 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.
122. Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions (Bye: 6)
With 50-plus catches in each of the past three seasons, Riddick has a total of 186 receptions during that span. Obviously, he has much more value in PPR formats.
123. Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans (Bye: 8)
After hauling in 945 yards and nine touchdowns in his first season with the Titans, Matthews posted a 53/795/4 season in 2017. While he will (or should) take a back seat to Davis, Matthews has the potential for another top-40 season and offers some late-round value.
124. Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts (Bye: 9)
Mack had 583 YFS, 21 receptions and four touchdowns with an average of 3.8 YPC as a rookie in 2017. With Frank Gore now in Miami, Mack should lead the team's backfield, but his Week 1 availability is "not a slam dunk." Colts owner Jim Irsay talked Mack up saying he "could see [Mack] approaching 1,500 yards" on the year.
125. Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye: 9)
A late-season waiver-wire gem, Cole delivered several big fantasy performances down the stretch last year. From Weeks 13 to 16, Cole had either 100-plus yards and/or a touchdown in all four games with a total of 19 catches for 442 yards (23.26 Y/R) and three touchdowns during that span. With the season-ending injury to Marqise Lee, Cole should be the team's most-productive fantasy wide receiver.
126. John Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens (Bye: 10)
Since his breakout 2015 season (65/1,003/7), Brown has 60 catches for 816 yards and five touchdowns in 25 games over the past two seasons. That said, Brown has unanimously received praise from coaches and reporters throughout August and he carries plenty of upside with him in 2018 provided he can stay healthy.
127. DeSean Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bye: 5)
After reaching the 1,000-yard mark in three of the previous four seasons, Jackson had a disappointing first season (50/668/3) in Tampa as he averaged a career-low 13.4 Y/R. While I have him projected for a year-over-year improvement, Chris Godwin has a chance to overtake Jackson at some point this season.
128. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons (Bye: 8)
In his first two seasons with the Falcons, Sanu posted 59/653/4 and 67/703/5 statistical lines in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Barring an injury to Julio Jones, the first-round selection of Calvin Ridley limits the upside above Sanu's recent level of production.
129. Cameron Meredith, WR, New Orleans Saints (Bye: 6)
While he missed all of last season with a torn ACL, Meredith had 66 catches for 888 yards and four touchdowns over 14 games with the Bears in 2016. Even though he's the WR2/3 on the team behind Thomas, Meredith has some upside in a better offense with a much better quarterback.
130. Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills (Bye: 11)
Leading the team in receiving yards (558) last season, Clay is one of the team's top-three most reliable pass-catchers along with Kelvin Benjamin and LeSean McCoy. With more than 500 receiving yards in all three of his seasons in Buffalo, Clay has top-15 upside if he can stay healthy all season.
131. Alex Smith, QB, Washington Redskins (Bye: 4)
Setting career highs, Smith threw for 4,042 yards and 26 touchdowns while adding 355 rushing yards last season. Not only was 2017 the first time he finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback, Smith finished as fantasy's QB3 last season. Now in Washington, he takes over for Kirk Cousins, who has finished as a top-eight fantasy quarterback in each of the past three seasons. Since Gruden coached Andy Dalton (QB5) in 2013 as well, he's now coached a QB to a top-eight fantasy finish in four of the past five seasons.
132. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons (Bye: 8)
Over the past six seasons, Ryan has finished as fantasy's QB7, QB15, QB7, QB17, QB2 and QB15, respectively. (So, perhaps he's due to finish as a top-seven fantasy QB this year?) In the first season with Steve Sarkisian calling the plays, Ryan threw for 4,095 yards, a seven-year low, and 20 touchdowns, a nine-year low. On a positive note, the addition of Calvin Ridley in the first round gives a boost to an already talented group of pass-catchers and I expect better year-over-year numbers.
133. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers (Bye: 11)
Starting Weeks 12 to 17, Garoppolo scored the 12th-most fantasy points (17th-most on a per-game basis, 14.5) during that stretch. His mediocre fantasy production was limited by the lack of touchdowns -- seven passing touchdowns in six games -- although he was efficient in terms of completion percentage (67.4) and yards per attempt (8.8). With a full offseason in Kyle Shanahan's offense and better/healthier weapons, there is plenty of upside in 2018.
134. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs (Bye: 12)
Playing well in one start as a rookie, Mahomes enters the 2018 season as the starter with Alex Smith traded to Washington this offseason. With a gunslinger mentality a la Brett Favre, Mahomes may be more prone to turnovers than Smith, but he also possesses the ability to push the ball down the field. Adding Sammy Watkins to the receiving corps, the Chiefs have their most talented group of pass-catchers during the Andy Reid era and Smith finished as a top-three fantasy quarterback last season.
135. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans (Bye: 8)
After throwing 45 touchdowns to 19 interceptions in his first two seasons combined, Mariota threw more interceptions (career-high 15) than touchdowns (career-low 13). On a positive note, the dual-threat quarterback ran for 300-plus yards once again and set a career high with five rushing scores. With a new coaching staff in place, I expect better things for Mariota in 2018.
136. Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams (Bye: 12)
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Goff made huge strides in his second NFL season. A new coaching regime led the Rams from a worst-to-first improvement in scoring offense as Goff exceeded preseason expectations with a top-12 fantasy performance. Assuming the Rams get more production from new addition Brandin Cooks than they got from Sammy Watkins last season, Goff has the potential to build upon last year's success.
137. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (Bye: 8)
Finishing as a top-50 fantasy back in 2017, Ekeler has a reasonable chance to do so again as MG3's backup. As a rookie, Ekeler had 539 YFS, 27 catches, 5.5 YPC and five TDs.
138. D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers (Bye: 4)
Setting a school record with 80 catches for 1,033 yards and eight touchdowns despite poor quarterback play, Moore was named Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year in 2017. At the moment, both Funchess and Torrey Smith are ahead of Moore on the depth chart, but I'd expect Moore to eventually start in two-WR sets sooner than later.
139. Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (Bye: 9)
Sproles missed all but three games last season, but the veteran change-of-pace back finished as fantasy's RB29 in standard-scoring formats in 2016. Obviously better in PPR formats, Sproles has finished as a top-36 fantasy running back in five of the previous six seasons before last year's injury-shortened campaign. There have been some reports suggesting that Sproles could be more involved than expected. While he typically goes undrafted in standard-sized, standard-scoring leagues, he's worth a late-round pick in PPR and deeper formats.
140. Jared Cook, TE, Oakland Raiders (Bye: 7)
Cook led the team in receiving yards (688) and 20-yard receptions (10) and finished second in receptions (54), but he had just two touchdowns. In fact, Cook has just six touchdowns in 58 games over the past four seasons combined. Finishing as a top-12 fantasy tight in PPR formats (TE16 in standard-scoring leagues), Cook has top-10 upside should he generate a little more red-zone volume and success.
141. O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bye: 5)
The Bucs used the 19th-overall pick on Howard, who slipped further than most expected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Even though Brate was more involved in the passing game, Howard played more snaps than Brate as a rookie. Howard's role as a receiver should expand in his sophomore campaign. Both are on the TE1/TE2 border.
142. Eric Ebron, TE, Indianapolis Colts (Bye: 9)
Missing multiple games in his first three seasons, Ebron played a full 16-game slate last year and finished 2017 with a 53/574/4 line. The former top-10 pick is still just 25 years old, has 161 receptions for 1,822 yards and 10 touchdowns over the past three years and perhaps the change of scenery will do him some good.
143. Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals (Bye: 9)
Over the past four seasons, Eifert has nearly as many touchdowns (18) as games played (24). Double-digit touchdowns would be a real possibility if Eifert can stay healthy, but durability remains the obvious concern.
144. Anthony Miller, WR, Chicago Bears (Bye: 5)
The second-round rookie is expected to start as the team's slot receiver and the former Memphis Tiger had 95-plus catches for 1,400-plus yards with double-digit touchdowns in each of his past two collegiate seasons.
145. T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye: 9)
Better in PPR formats, Yeldon had four-plus catches in four of his 10 games played, but he should cede some work to Corey Grant in the competition for non-Fournette running back touches.
146. Ronald Jones, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bye: 5)
While he may lack the size (205 pounds) of being a workhorse back, Jones has elite burst and explosiveness and has drawn comparisons to Jamaal Charles. That's the good news. In terms of fantasy outlook, Jones is a distant second in the team's 1-2 punch with Barber. The second-round rookie averaged just 0.78 yards per carry more than me this preseason as he gained 22 yards on 28 carries.
147. 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.
148. Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins (Bye: 4)
Going into his third season, Doctson has generally underwhelmed but he led the team with six receiving touchdowns last season. Head coach Jay Gruden recently said that Doctson won't put up "eye-popping stats," but that Doctson will be "most dangerous" in the red zone.
149. Frank Gore, RB, Miami Dolphins (Bye: 11)
Returning home to Miami, the 35-year-old Gore has been incredibly durable -- seven consecutive 16-game seasons. Remarkably consistent, Gore has finished as a top-20 fantasy running back every season except for his rookie campaign, although he has averaged less than 4.0 YPC in each of the past three seasons. Listed as the co-starter with Drake, it's possible that the veteran back once again exceeds expectations.
150. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys (Bye: 8)
Through his first two NFL seasons, Prescott has finished as fantasy's QB6 and QB9, respectively. Even though Prescott and Dez Bryant never seemed to get on the same page, the Dez-less Cowboys seriously lack talent amongst their group of pass-catchers. Rushing for 12 touchdowns in two seasons, Prescott's dual-threat abilities help to raise his floor, but it's likely he finishes outside the top-10 fantasy quarterbacks for the first time in his young career.
Here are the best of the rest:
151. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bye: 5)
152. Doug Martin, RB, Oakland Raiders (Bye: 7)
153. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye: 9)
154. Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons (Bye: 8)
155. Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys (Bye: 8)
156. Donte Moncrief, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye: 9)
157. Javorius Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens (Bye: 10)
158. Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings (Bye: 10)
159. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Detroit Lions (Bye: 6)
160. Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye: 9)
161. Ryan Grant, WR, Indianapolis Colts (Bye: 9)
162. Paul Richardson, WR, Washington Redskins (Bye: 4)
163. Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys (Bye: 8)
164. Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye: 9)
165. Case Keenum, QB, Denver Broncos (Bye: 10)
166. Ben Watson, TE, New Orleans Saints (Bye: 6)
167. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns (Bye: 11)
168. Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets (Bye: 11)
169. Taywan Taylor, WR, Tennessee Titans (Bye: 8)
170. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers (Bye: 7)
171. C.J. Anderson, RB, Carolina Panthers (Bye: 4)
172. Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets (Bye: 11)
173. Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts (Bye: 9)
174. Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons (Bye: 8)
175. James Washington, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (Bye: 7)
176. Ted Ginn, WR, New Orleans Saints (Bye: 6)
177. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos (Bye: 10)
178. Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (Bye: 8)
179. Chris Ivory, RB, Buffalo Bills (Bye: 11)
180. Mitch Trubisky, QB, Chicago Bears (Bye: 5)
181. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders (Bye: 7)
182. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants (Bye: 9)
183. Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Arizona Cardinals (Bye: 9)
184. Vance McDonald, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers (Bye: 7)
185. Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins (Bye: 11)
186. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins (Bye: 11)
187. Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals (Bye: 9)
188. Jake Butt, TE, Denver Broncos (Bye: 10)
189. Jacksonville Jaguars, DST, Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye: 9)
190. Minnesota Vikings, DST, Minnesota Vikings (Bye: 10)
191. Denver Broncos, DST, Denver Broncos (Bye: 10)
192. Philadelphia Eagles, DST, Philadelphia Eagles (Bye: 9)
193. Houston Texans, DST, Houston Texans (Bye: 10)
194. Los Angeles Chargers, DST, Los Angeles Chargers (Bye: 8)
195. Los Angeles Rams, DST, Los Angeles Rams (Bye: 12)
196. Baltimore Ravens, DST, Baltimore Ravens (Bye: 10)
197. New England Patriots, DST, New England Patriots (Bye: 11)
198. New Orleans Saints, DST, New Orleans Saints (Bye: 6)
199. Pittsburgh Steelers, DST, Pittsburgh Steelers (Bye: 7)
200. Seattle Seahawks, DST, Seattle Seahawks (Bye: 7)
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