2018 Fantasy Football Position Rankings (PPR)

Fantasy season is still a few months away, but its never too early to start thinking about your team. These rankings are based on standard PPR (point per reception) scoring. Lots of players have arrived at new teams, and many big names are returning from injury. It is bound to be a good season for fantasy football. Here are my rankings for QB, RB, WR, and TE with a few notes for each position.

QB’s

  1. Deshaun Watson (Texans)
  2. Aaron Rodgers (Packers)
  3. Russell Wilson (Seahawks)
  4. Tom Brady (Patriots)
  5. Carson Wentz (Eagles)
  6. Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers)
  7. Cam Newton (Panthers)
  8. Kirk Cousins (Vikings)
  9. Drew Brees (Saints)
  10. Matt Stafford (Lions)
  11. Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers)
  12. Andrew Luck (Colts)
  13. Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs)
  14. Phillip Rivers (Chargers)
  15. Case Keenum (Broncos)
  16. Jared Goff (Rams)
  17. Matt Ryan (Falcons)
  18. Derek Carr (Raiders)
  19. Jameis Winston (Buccaneers)
  20. Marcus Mariota (Titans)
  21. Tyrod Taylor (Browns)
  22. Alex Smith (Redskins)
  23. Eli Manning (Giants)
  24. Andy Dalton (Bengals)
  25. Blake Bortles (Jags)
  26. Dak Prescott (Cowboys)
  27. Mitchell Trubisky (Bears)
  28. Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins)
  29. Joe Flacco (Ravens)
  30. Sam Bradford (Cardinals)
  31. Josh McCown (Jets)
  32. Josh Allen (Bills)

I would have Luck and Wentz a little bit higher if I felt better about their injuries. With Wentz’s being so late in the season last year and Andrew Luck being Andrew Luck, I don’t have a ton of confidence either will play all 16 games. With Deshaun Watson however, I don’t care if he only plays the last 14 or 15 games. He is the best fantasy quarterback by far and is worth being the first QB taken regardless of if he is going to miss the first game or 2. I’ve got Bradford down toward the bottom simply because there is no way he starts all 16 games. If somehow he does though, he could be a viable starter at QB some weeks.

RB’s

  1. Le’Veon Bell (Steelers)
  2. Todd Gurley (Rams)
  3. David Johnson (Cardinals)
  4. Alvin Kamara (Saints)
  5. Ezekiel Elliot (Cowboys)
  6. LeSean McCoy (Bills)
  7. Kareem Hunt (Chiefs)
  8. Saquon Barkley (Giants)
  9. Melvin Gordon (Chargers)
  10. Leonard Fournette (Jags)
  11. Dalvin Cook (Vikings)
  12. Christian McCaffrey (Panthers)
  13. Derrick Henry (Titans)
  14. Devonta Freeman (Falcons)
  15. Derrius Guice (Redskins)
  16. Kenyan Drake (Dolphins)
  17. Jerick McKinnon (49ers)
  18. Jay Ajayi (Eagles)
  19. Joe Mixon (Bengals)
  20. Jordan Howard (Bears)
  21. Kerryon Johnson (Lions)
  22. Rashaad Penny (Seahawks)
  23. Alex Collins (Ravens)
  24. Mark Ingram (Saints) *suspended first 4 games
  25. Ronald Jones II (Buccaneers)
  26. Marshawn Lynch (Raiders)
  27. D’Onta Foreman (Texans)
  28. Dion Lewis (Titans)
  29. Sony Michel (Patriots)
  30. Royce Freeman (Broncos)
  31. Lamar Miller (Texans)
  32. Rex Burkhead (Patriots)
  33. CJ Anderson (Panthers)
  34. Tevin Coleman (Falcons)
  35. Tarik Cohen (Bears)
  36. Carlos Hyde (Browns)
  37. Chris Thompson (Redskins)
  38. Nick Chubb (Browns)
  39. Giovani Bernard (Bengals)
  40. Ty Montgomery (Packers)

Derrick Henry is going to have a breakout season. Yes, they did bring in Dion Lewis with the departure of DeMarco, but Henry will be the focal point of the offense this season and get 12-25 carries every game. A couple other guys I like to have big years that people aren’t giving much love are D’Onta Foreman, Kerryon Johnson (could be Le’Veon 2.0), Derrius Guice, and Kenyan Drake.

WR’s

  1. Antonio Brown (Steelers)
  2. DeAndre Hopkins (Texans)
  3. Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants)
  4. Julio Jones (Falcons)
  5. A.J. Green (Bengals)
  6. Michael Thomas (Saints)
  7. Mike Evans (Buccaneers)
  8. Davante Adams (Packers)
  9. Tyreek Hill (Chiefs)
  10. Keenan Allen (Chargers)
  11. Demaryius Thomas (Broncos)
  12. T.Y. Hilton (Colts)
  13. Alshon Jeffrey (Eagles)
  14. Adam Thielen (Vikings)
  15. Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals)
  16. Devin Funchess (Panthers)
  17. Doug Baldwin (Seahawks)
  18. Brandin Cooks (Rams)
  19. Jarvis Landry (Browns)
  20. Amari Cooper (Raiders)
  21. Julian Edelman (Patriots)
  22. Stefon Diggs (Vikings)
  23. Josh Gordon (Browns)
  24. Will Fuller V (Texans)
  25. Pierre Garcon (49ers)
  26. Emmanuel Sanders (Broncos)
  27. Juju Smith-Schuster (Steelers)
  28. Jordy Nelson (Raiders)
  29. Golden Tate (Lions)
  30. Sammy Watkins (Chiefs)
  31. Allen Robinson (Bears)
  32. Marquise Goodwin (49ers)
  33. Josh Doctson (Redskins)
  34. Kenny Golladay (Lions)
  35. Robert Woods (Rams)
  36. Marvin Jones Jr. (Lions)
  37. Michael Crabtree (Ravens)
  38. Kelvin Benjamin (Bills)
  39. Randall Cobb (Packers)
  40. Nelson Agholor (Eagles)

Will Fuller could be way higher if he wasn’t injury prone. The numbers he put up when both him and Watson were healthy are jaw-dropping. Hilton’s success directly depends on Andrew Luck’s health. Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon’s value hinge on how successful Tyrod Taylor is. I don’t love him, but definitely don’t hate him. Amari Cooper could have a big bounce back year, but his concussions make me nervous.

TE’s

  1. Rob Gronkowski (Patriots)
  2. Travis Kelce (Chiefs)
  3. Zach Ertz (Eagles)
  4. JImmy Graham (Packers)
  5. Evan Engram (Giants)
  6. Greg Olsen (Panthers)
  7. Delanie Walker (Titans)
  8. Jordan Reed (Redskins)
  9. Trey Burton (Bears)
  10. Kyle Rudolph (Vikings)
  11. David Njoku (Browns)
  12. O.J. Howard (Buccaneers)
  13. Jack Doyle (Colts)
  14. Tyler Eifert (Bengals)
  15. Cameron Brate (Buccaneers)
  16. Jared Cook (Raiders)
  17. Eric Ebron (Colts)
  18. George Kittle (49ers)
  19. Charles Clay (Bills)
  20. Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Jaguars)
  21. Hayden Hurst (Ravens)
  22. Austin Hooper (Falcons)
  23. Jessee James (Steelers)
  24. Ben Watson (Saints)
  25. Rico Gathers (Cowboys)

A few guys I really like are Graham, Howard, and Ebron. I think Graham could wind up being a top 2 tight end. Howard and Ebron will probably go undrafted in most leagues, but have the potential to be weekly starters. It will all depend on the health of their quarterbacks and how well they’re playing. Jameis and Luck are both wildcards at this point.

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5 thoughts on “2018 Fantasy Football Position Rankings (PPR)

  1. ryanminer84 says:

    Deshaun Watson at #1?? Over proven qb’s? I understand he was beyond awesome before he tore his ACL, but I feel he should be a more lower-end QB1 now that teams will have tape on him

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    • Jackson Stoever says:

      You’re not wrong, its a bold prediction. I think he is an automatic start every week he is playing though. Something about this guy is special. He’s Mike Vick mixed with Drew Brees. Absolute steal if he’s available in the fifth round or later

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