Rob’s Stat Based Standard Scoring Rankings – Fantasy Draft Season

@FFBritballer’s Standard Scoring (NO PPR) Fantasy Rankings

High fives’ and bum taps all around! We’ve made it to draft season folks. It’s just like Christmas, isn’t it!! This upcoming weekend is supposedly going to be the busiest for fantasy drafts so on-cue, here are my FINAL off-season rankings for the 2019 fantasy season.

Like I mentioned in previous ranking articles – the Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon holdout sagas continue to unfold without a solution as things stand, so you can expect a plummet in rank for those guys in particular with this update. And of course the off-season injuries and suspensions have also been considered which at this moment seems to have been relatively kind to the fantasy community thus far. Touch wood that continues and I haven’t just tempted fate with preseason week 3 looming.

I hope you all enjoy the next couple of weeks as you head into your draft, and I hope that you find these rankings useful and they help you win on draft night! As always, if you want me to explain any players rankings, hit me up on the twitter @FFBritBaller. Enjoy

QUARTERBACK

1Deshaun WatsonHOU
2Aaron RodgersGB
3Patrick MahomesKC
4Russell WilsonSEA
5Andrew LuckIND
6Carson WentzPHI
7Jameis WinstonTB
8Lamar JacksonBAL
9Matt RyanATL
10Drew BreesNO
11Tom BradyNE
12Jared GoffLAR
13Kyler MurrayARZ
14Josh AllenBUF
15Mitch TrubiskyCHI
16Cam NewtonCAR
17Ben RoethlisbergerPIT
18Philip RiversLAC
19Dak PrescottDAL
20Dwayne HaskinsWSH
21Baker MayfieldCLE
22Kirk CousinsMIN
23Jimmy GaroppoloSF
24Derek CarrOAK
25Andy DaltonCIN
26Matthew StaffordDET
27Sam DarnoldNYJ
28Ryan FitzpatrickMIA
29Nick FolesJAX
30Joe FlaccoDEN
31Eli ManningNYG
32Marcus MariotaTEN

RUNNING BACK

1Christian McCaffreyCAR
2Alvin KamaraNO
3Saquon BarkeyNYG
4Ezekiel ElliottDAL
5David JohnsonARZ
6Nick ChubbCLE
7Todd GurleyLAR
8Le’Veon BellNYJ
9Chris CarsonSEA
10Dalvin CookMIN
11Joe MixonCIN
12Melvin GordonLAC
13Kerryon JohnsonDET
14Devonta FreemanATL
15Derrick HenryTEN
16Tevin ColemanSF
17Marlon MackIND
18Josh JacobsOAK
19James ConnerPIT
20Aaron JonesGB
21Leonard FournetteJAX
22David MontgomeryCHI
23Sony MichelNE
24Miles SandersPHI
25Mark IngramBAL
26Lamar MillerHOU
27Damien WilliamsKC
28Adrian PetersonWSH
29Phillip LindsayDEN
30Tarik CohenCHI
31Kalen BallageMIA
32Kenyan DrakeMIA
33Peyton BarberTB
34Ronald JonesTB
35James WhiteNE
36Jordan HowardPHI
37Rashaad PennySEA
38Matt BreidaSF
39Derrius GuiceWSH
40Austin EkelerLAC
41Justice HillBAL
42Jaylen SamuelsPIT
43Latavius MurrayNO
44Ito SmithATL
45Dion LewisTEN
46Royce FreemanDEN
47LeSean McCoyBUF
48Ryquell ArmsteadJAX
49Duke Johnson JrHOU
50Darrell HendersonLAR
51Carlos HydeKC
52Bilal PowellNYJ
53Mike DavisCHI
54Nyheim HinesIND
55Jalen RichardOAK
56Dexter WilliamsGB
57Devin SingletaryBUF
58Jamaal WilliamsGB
59Damien HarrisNE
60Chris ThompsonWSH
61Jerick McKinnonSF
62Alex BarnesTEN
63T.J YeldonBUF
64Darren SprolesPHI
65Myles GaskinMIA
66C.J AndersonDET
67Dontrelle HilliardCLE
68Bruce AndersonTB
69Doug MartinOAK
70Elijah McGuireNYJ
71Kareem HuntCLE
72Theo RiddickDEN
73Darwin ThompsonKC
74Rodney AndersonCIN
75Wayne GallmanNYG
76Giovani BernardCIN
77Alfred BlueJAX
78Ty JohnsonDET
79Jordan ScarlettCAR
80Gus EdwardsBAL
81Bryce LoveWSH
82Alexander MattisonMIN
83Malcolm BrownLAR
84C.J ProsiseSEA
85Tony PollardDAL
86Frank GoreBUF
87Benny Snell JrPIT
88Justin JacksonLAC
89Kenneth DixonBAL
90Charcandrick WestIND
91Chase EdmondsARZ
92Rex BurkheadNE
93Corey ClementPHI
94Qadree OllisonATL
95Damarea CrockettHOU
96Mike WeberDAL
97Devontae BookerDEN
98Elijah HolyfieldCAR
99Raheem MostertSF
100Michael BooneMIN
101J.D McKissicSEA
102Dwayne WashingtonNO
103Samaje PerineWSH
104Treyveon WilliamsCIN
105Zach ZennerDET
106Jordan WilkinsIND
107T.J LoganARZ
108Elijhaa PennyNYG
109DeAndre WashingtonOAK
110Kenjon BarnerATL
111David FluellenTEN
112Cameron Artis-PayneCAR
113D.J FosterARZ

WIDE RECEIVER

1DeAndre HopkinsHOU
2Davante AdamsGB
3Tyreek HillKC
4Julio JonesATL
5Mike EvansTB
6JuJu Smith-SchusterPIT
7Michael ThomasNO
8Odell Beckham JrCLE
9T.Y HiltonIND
10Antonio BrownOAK
11Keenan AllenLAC
12Adam ThielenMIN
13Stefon DiggsMIN
14Tyler LockettSEA
15Kenny GolladayDET
16Brandin CooksLAR
17Mike WilliamsLAC
18Cooper KuppLAR
19Dante PettisSF
20Julian EdelmanNE
21Christian KirkARZ
22Tyler BoydCIN
23Alshon JeffreyPHI
24Robert WoodsLAR
25Chris GodwinTB
26Amari CooperDAL
27Calvin RidleyATL
28Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGB
29Dede WestbrookJAX
30D.J MooreCAR
31Robby AndersonNYJ
32John BrownBUF
33Allen RobinsonCHI
34Marvin JonesDET
35DeVante ParkerMIA
36Courtland SuttonDEN
37James WashingtonPIT
38Sterling ShepardNYG
39Marquise BrownBAL
40Jarvis LandryCLE
41A.J GreenCIN
42Josh GordonNE
43Michael GallupDAL
44Parris CampbellIND
45Albert WilsonMIA
46Corey DavisTEN
47Emmanuel SandersDEN
48DeSean JacksonPHI
49Curtis SamuelCAR
50Sammy WatkinsKC
51Miles BoykinBAL
52Paul RichardsonWSH
53Zay JonesBUF
54Tre’Quan SmithNO
55Anthony MillerCHI
56Golden TateNYG
57Kenny StillsMIA
58John RossCIN
59N’Keal HarryNE
60Marqise LeeJAX
61David MooreSEA
62Jamison CrowderNYJ
63Danny AmendolaDET
64Will FullerHOU
65D.K MetcalfSEA
66Chris ConleyJAX
67Tyrell WilliamsOAK
68Kelvin HarmonWSH
69DaeSean HamiltonDEN
70Larry FitzgeraldARZ
71Adam HumphriesTEN
72Mohammed SanuATL
73Andy IsabellaARZ
74Ted Ginn JrNO
75Taylor GabrielCHI
76Devin FunchessIND
77Quincy EnunwaNYJ
78Keke CouteeHOU
79Robert FosterBUF
80Randall CobbDAL
81Deebo SamuelSF
82Willie SneadBAL
83Geronimo AllisonGB
84J.J Arcega-WhitesidePHI
85Chris HoganCAR
86A.J BrownTEN
87Mecole HardmanKC
88Diontae JohnsonPIT
89Antonio CallawayCLE
90Hunter RenfrowOAK
91Trey QuinnWSH
92Donte MoncriefPIT
93Cole BeasleyBUF
94Nelson AgholorPHI
95Keelan ColeJAX
96Equanimeous St. BrownGB
97Phillip DorsettNE
98Marquise GoodwinSF
99Jalen HurdSF
100Darius SlaytonNYG
101Justin WatsonTB
102Travis BenjaminLAC
103Keith KirkwoodNO
104KeeSean JohnsonARZ
105Josh DoctsonWSH
106Laquon TreadwellMIN
107Breshad PerrimanTB
108D.J CharkJAX
109Terry McLaurinWSH
110Riley RidleyCHI
111Deon CainIND
112Chester RogersIND
113Jaron BrownSEA
114Josh ReynoldsLAR
115Allen HurnsMIA
116Maurice HarrisNE
117Russell ShepardNYG
118Geremy DavisLAC
119Jordan MatthewsSF
120Justin HardyATL
121Cordarelle PattersonCHI
122Demarcus RobinsonKC
123Marcel AtemanOAK
124Jarius WrightCAR
125J.J NelsonOAK
126Tavon AustinDAL
127Ryan GrantOAK
128Rashard HigginsCLE
129Josh BellamyNYJ
130Chris MooreBAL
131Marcus GreenATL
132Tajae SharpeTEN
133Taywan TaylorTEN
134Juwann WinfreeDEN
135Brandon PowellDET
136Hakeem ButlerARZ
137Ray-Ray McCloudBUF
138Seth RobertsBAL
139Eli RogersPIT
140Cody LatimerNYG
141Alex EricksonCIN
142Andre RobertsBUF
143Kevin WhiteARZ
144Vyncint SmithHOU
145Mack HollinsPHI
146Emanuel HallCHI
147Sammie CoatesKC
148Torrey SmithCAR
149Jaelen StrongCLE
150Jake KumerowGB
151Daurice FountainIND
152Ryan SwitzerPIT

TIGHT END

1Travis KelceKC
2Zach ErtzPHI
3Hunter HenryLAC
4George KittleSF
5O.J HowardTB
6Evan EngramNYG
7Vance McDonaldPIT
8Jordan ReedWSH
9Mark AndrewsBAL
10Eric EbronIND
11Noah FantDEN
12Jared CookNO
13Delanie WalkerTEN
14Geoff SwaimJAX
15Austin Hooper ATL
16Darren WallerOAK
17Tyler EifertCIN
18T.J HockensonDET
19David NjokuCLE
20Jordan ThomasHOU
21Irv Smith JrMIN
22Chris HerndonNYJ
23Trey BurtonCHI
24Mike GesickiMIA
25Jack DoyleIND
26Greg OlsenCAR
27Cameron BrateTB
28Kyle RudolphMIN
29Matt LaCosseNE
30Jason WittenDAL
31Dallas GoedertPHI
32Jimmy GrahamGB
33Blake JarwinDAL
34Ricky Seals-JonesARZ
35Gerald EverettLAR
36Josh OliverJAX
37C.J UzomahCIN
38Ian ThomasCAR
39Ben WatsonNE
40Ryan GriffinNYJ
41Deon YelderKC
42Vernon DavisWSH
43Jesse JamesDET
44Tyler HigbeeLAR
45Nick VannettSEA
46Rhett EllisonNYG
47Dawson KnoxBUF
48Will DisslySEA
49Jake ButtDEN
50Alize MackNO
51Ed DicksonSEA
52Charles ClayARZ
53Dwayne AllenMIA
54Jordan AkinsHOU
55Jace SternbergerGB
56Luke WillsonOAK
57Nick O’LearyMIA
58Trevon WescoNYJ
59Josh HillNO
60Hayden HurstBAL
61Seth DeValveCLE
62Adam ShaheenCHI
63Kahale WarringHOU
64Mo Alie-CoxIND
65Jordan LeggettTB
66Drew SampleCIN
67Zach GentryPIT
68Jeff HeuermanDEN
69Nick BoyleBAL
70Virgil GreenLAC
71Maxx WilliamsARZ
72Luke StockerATL
73Richard RodgersPHI
74Xavier GrimblePIT
75Foster MoreauOAK
76Levine ToiloloSF
77Marcedes LewisGB
78Dalton SchultzDAL

Rob’s Stat Based Half Point Scoring Rankings – Fantasy Draft Season

@FFBritballer’s Half Point (0.5)PPR Fantasy Rankings

High fives’ and bum taps all around! We’ve made it to draft season folks. It’s just like Christmas, isn’t it!! This upcoming weekend is supposedly going to be the busiest for fantasy drafts so on-cue, here are my FINAL off-season rankings for the 2019 fantasy season.

Like I mentioned in previous ranking articles – the Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon holdout sagas continue to unfold without a solution as things stand, so you can expect a plummet in rank for those guys in particular with this update. And of course the off-season injuries and suspensions have also been considered which at this moment seems to have been relatively kind to the fantasy community thus far. Touch wood that continues and I haven’t just tempted fate with preseason week 3 looming.

I hope you all enjoy the next couple of weeks as you head into your draft, and I hope that you find these rankings useful and they help you win on draft night! As always, if you want me to explain any players rankings, hit me up on the twitter @FFBritBaller. Enjoy

QUARTERBACK

1Deshaun WatsonHOU 
2Aaron RodgersGB
3Patrick MahomesKC
4Russell WilsonSEA
5Andrew LuckIND
6Carson WentzPHI
7Jameis WinstonTB
8Lamar JacksonBAL
9Matt RyanATL
10Drew BreesNO
11Tom BradyNE
12Jared GoffLAR
13Kyler MurrayARZ
14Josh AllenBUF
15Mitch TrubiskyCHI
16Cam NewtonCAR
17Ben RoethlisbergerPIT
18Philip RiversLAC
19Dak PrescottDAL
20Dwayne HaskinsWSH
21Baker MayfieldCLE
22Kirk CousinsMIN
23Jimmy GaroppoloSF
24Derek CarrOAK
25Andy DaltonCIN
26Matthew StaffordDET
27Sam DarnoldNYJ
28Ryan FitzpatrickMIA
29Nick FolesJAX
30Joe FlaccoDEN
31Eli ManningNYG
32Marcus MariotaTEN

RUNNING BACK

1Alvin KamaraNO
2Christian McCaffreyCAR
3Saquon BarkleyNYG
4Ezekiel ElliottDAL
5David JohnsonARZ
6Nick ChubbCLE
7Le’Veon BellNYJ
8Dalvin CookMIN
9Todd GurleyLAR
10Chris CarsonSEA
11Joe MixonCIN
12Melvin GordonLAC
13Kerryon JohnsonDET
14Devonta FreemanATL
15Tevin ColemanSF
16Josh JacobsOAK
17Derrick HenryTEN
18Marlon MackIND
19James ConnerPIT
20Leonard FournetteJAX
21Aaron JonesGB
22Miles SandersPHI
23David MontgomeryCHI
24Mark IngramBAL
25Tarik CohenCHI
26Damien WilliamsKC
27Lamar MillerHOU
28Sony MichelNE
29Adrian PetersonWSH
30Phillip LindsayDEN
31James WhiteNE
32Kalen BallageMIA
33Kenyan DrakeMIA
34Peyton BarberTB
35Ronald JonesTB
36Jordan HowardPHI
37Austin EkelerLAC
38Matt BreidaSF
39Dion LewisTEN
40Rashaad PennySEA
41Derrius GuiceWSH
42Jaylen SamuelsPIT
43Ito SmithATL
44Justice HillBAL
45Nyheim HinesIND
46Latavius MurrayNO
47Duke Johnson JrHOU
48Ryquell ArmsteadJAX
49Royce FreemanDEN
50LeSean McCoyBUF
51Jalen RichardOAK
52Bilal PowellNYJ
53Darrell HendersonLAR
54Mike DavisCHI
55Carlos HydeKC
56Dexter WilliamsGB
57Chris ThompsonWSH
58T.J YeldonBUF
59Devin SingletaryBUF
60Damien HarrisNE
61Jamaal WilliamsGB
62Theo RiddickDEN
63Jerick McKinnonSF
64Darren SprolesPHI
65Myles GaskinMIA
66Giovani BernardCIN
67Alex BarnesTEN
68Dontrelle HilliardCLE
69C.J AndersonDET
70Elijah McGuireNYJ
71Bruce AndersonTB
72Doug MartinOAK
73Darwin ThompsonKC
74Kareem HuntCLE
75Wayne GallmanNYG
76Rodney AndersonCIN
77Jordan ScarlettCAR
78Alfred BlueJAX
79Ty JohnsonDET
80Gus EdwardsBAL
81Bryce LoveWSH
82Alexander MattisonMIN
83C.J ProsiseSEA
84Malcolm BrownLAR
85Benny Snell JrPIT
86Tony PollardDAL
87Kenneth DixonBAL
88Frank GoreBUF
89Charcandrick WestIND
90Justin JacksonLAC
91Rex BurkheadNE
92Chase EdmondsARZ
93Qadree OllisonATL
94Corey ClementPHI
95Damarea CrockettHOU
96Devontae BookerDEN
97Mike WeberDAL
98J.D McKissicSEA
99Elijah HolyfieldCAR
100Raheem MostertSF
101Michael BooneMIN
102Dwayne WashingtonNO
103Treyveon WilliamsCIN
104Jordan WilkinsIND
105Samaje PerineWSH
106T.J LoganARZ
107Zach ZennerDET
108Elijhaa PennyNYG
109Kenjon BarnerATL
110DeAndre WashingtonOAK
111David FluellenTEN
112D.J FosterARZ
113Cameron Artis-PayneCAR

WIDE RECEIVER

1DeAndre HopkinsHOU
2Davante AdamsGB
3Julio JonesATL
4Michael ThomasNO
5JuJu Smith-SchusterPIT
6Tyreek HillKC
7Mike EvansTB
8Odell Beckham JrCLE
9Antonio BrownOAK
10T.Y HiltonIND
11Keenan AllenLAC
12Adam ThielenMIN
13Stefon DiggsMIN
14Kenny GolladayDET
15Tyler LockettSEA
16Julian EdelmanNE
17Brandin CooksLAR
18Cooper KuppLAR
19Mike WilliamsLAC
20Tyler BoydCIN
21Christian KirkARZ
22Dante PettisSF
23Alshon JeffreyPHI
24Chris GodwinTB
25Amari CooperDAL
26Robert WoodsLAR
27Calvin RidleyATL
28Dede WestbrookJAX
29D.J MooreCAR
30Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGB
31Sterling ShepardNYG
32Marvin JonesDET
33DeVante ParkerMIA
34Jarvis LandryCLE
35Robby AndersonNYJ
36Allen RobinsonCHI
37James WashingtonPIT
38John BrownBUF
39Courtland SuttonDEN
40A.J GreenCIN
41Marquise BrownBAL
42Josh GordonNE
43Michael GallupDAL
44Parris CampbellIND
45Corey DavisTEN
46Albert WilsonMIA
47Emmanuel SandersDEN
48Miles BoykinBAL
49DeSean JacksonPHI
50Curtis SamuelCAR
51Zay JonesBUF
52Sammy WatkinsKC
53Golden TateNYG
54Tre’Quan SmithNO
55Paul RichardsonWSH
56Anthony MillerCHI
57Danny AmendolaDET
58Marqise LeeJAX
59Jamison CrowderNYJ
60Kenny StillsMIA
61N’Keal HarryNE
62Chris ConleyJAX
63Adam HumphriesTEN
64John RossCIN
65DaeSean HamiltonDEN
66D.K MetcalfSEA
67Larry FitzgeraldARZ
68Will FullerHOU
69David MooreSEA
70Taylor GabrielCHI
71Kelvin HarmonWSH
72Willie SneadBAL
73Keke CouteeHOU
74Mohammed SanuATL
75Tyrell WilliamsOAK
76Randall CobbDAL
77Quincy EnunwaNYJ
78Andy IsabellaARZ
79Ted Ginn JrNO
80Devin FunchessIND
81J.J Arcega-WhitesidePHI
82Deebo SamuelSF
83Robert FosterBUF
84Geronimo AllisonGB
85Chris HoganCAR
86A.J BrownTEN
87Diontae JohnsonPIT
88Antonio CallawayCLE
89Cole BeasleyBUF
90Hunter RenfrowOAK
91Trey QuinnWSH
92Nelson AgholorPHI
93Mecole HardmanKC
94Donte MoncriefPIT
95Keelan ColeJAX
96Equanimeous St. BrownGB
97Darius SlaytonNYG
98Phillip DorsettNE
99Jalen HurdSF
100Justin WatsonTB
101Marquise GoodwinSF
102Keith KirkwoodNO
103Laquon TreadwellMIN
104Terry McLaurinWSH
105Josh DoctsonWSH
106KeeSean JohnsonARZ
107Breshad PerrimanTB
108Travis BenjaminLAC
109D.J CharkJAX
110Riley RidleyCHI
111Chester RogersIND
112Deon CainIND
113Josh ReynoldsLAR
114Russell ShepardNYG
115Geremy DavisLAC
116Jaron BrownSEA
117Maurice HarrisNE
118Allen HurnsMIA
119Jordan MatthewsSF
120Justin HardyATL
121Jarius WrightCAR
122Cordarelle PattersonCHI
123Demarcus RobinsonKC
124Marcel AtemanOAK
125Ryan GrantOAK
126J.J NelsonOAK
127Rashard HigginsCLE
128Josh BellamyNYJ
129Chris MooreBAL
130Juwann WinfreeDEN
131Marcus GreenATL
132Tavon AustinDAL
133Tajae SharpeTEN
134Taywan TaylorTEN
135Seth RobertsBAL
136Brandon PowellDET
137Hakeem ButlerARZ
138Eli RogersPIT
139Ray-Ray McCloudBUF
140Cody LatimerNYG
141Alex EricksonCIN
142Andre RobertsBUF
143Kevin WhiteARZ
144Mack HollinsPHI
145Vyncint SmithHOU
146Emanuel HallCHI
147Torrey SmithCAR
148Sammie CoatesKC
149Jaelen StrongCLE
150Jake KumerowGB
151Daurice FountainIND
152Ryan SwitzerPIT

TIGHT END

1Travis KelceKC
2Zach ErtzPHI
3George KittleSF
4Hunter HenryLAC
5O.J HowardTB
6Evan EngramNYG
7Vance McDonaldPIT
8Jordan ReedWSH
9Mark AndrewsBAL
10Noah FantDEN
11Delanie WalkerTEN
12Jared CookNO
13Eric EbronIND
14Geoff SwaimJAX
15Austin Hooper ATL
16T.J HockensonDET
17Darren WallerOAK
18Tyler EifertCIN
19Jordan ThomasHOU
20David NjokuCLE
21Irv Smith JrMIN
22Chris HerndonNYJ
23Mike GesickiMIA
24Trey BurtonCHI
25Jack DoyleIND
26Greg OlsenCAR
27Jason WittenDAL
28Kyle RudolphMIN
29Matt LaCosseNE
30Cameron BrateTB
31Jimmy GrahamGB
32Dallas GoedertPHI
33Blake JarwinDAL
34C.J UzomahCIN
35Ricky Seals-JonesARZ
36Ian ThomasCAR
37Josh OliverJAX
38Gerald EverettLAR
39Deon YelderKC
40Ryan GriffinNYJ
41Ben WatsonNE
42Jesse JamesDET
43Rhett EllisonNYG
44Tyler HigbeeLAR
45Vernon DavisWSH
46Nick VannettSEA
47Dawson KnoxBUF
48Alize MackNO
49Jake ButtDEN
50Will DisslySEA
51Charles ClayARZ
52Dwayne AllenMIA
53Ed DicksonSEA
54Jace SternbergerGB
55Jordan AkinsHOU
56Luke WillsonOAK
57Nick O’LearyMIA
58Trevon WescoNYJ
59Hayden HurstBAL
60Josh HillNO
61Kahale WarringHOU
62Adam ShaheenCHI
63Seth DeValveCLE
64Drew SampleCIN
65Zach GentryPIT
66Jeff HeuermanDEN
67Jordan LeggettTB
68Mo Alie-CoxIND
69Nick BoyleBAL
70Maxx WilliamsARZ
71Virgil GreenLAC
72Luke StockerATL
73Richard RodgersPHI
74Xavier GrimblePIT
75Foster MoreauOAK
76Levine ToiloloSF
77Marcedes LewisGB
78Dalton SchultzDAL

Offensive Line Rankings

By Shaun Blundell (@Shaun_F10Y) & Tim Monk (@Tim_MonkF10Y)

Keep your quarterback upright and make huge holes upfront for your running back to waltz through, sounds easy doesn’t it? Well some teams make it look easy, whilst others seem to be more of a hindrance than a helping hand. The causal NFL fan will probably be able to name the likes of Tom Brady, OBJ and JJ Watt when they get asked to name an NFL star but the fanatics will tell you that an NFL game is won in the trenches. These guys don’t often get a lot of publicity but they have arguably the most important job of them all. Without further ado let’s have a look at where we rank the offensive lines heading into 2019. All stats taken from https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/ol.

The Revolving Doors

Good luck if you are playing behind any of these units in 2019. Expect plenty of photos of a quarterback eating the turf or a running back buried for a 5 yard loss if they are relying on these guys to help them out.

Houston Texans

DeShaun Watson was sacked 63 times last season! No surprise then that the Texans added lineman in both the 1st and 2nd round of the draft. Tytus Howard the Silver medal to Andre Dillard. They were unsurprisingly 32nd ranked according to Pro Football Outsiders in Pass Protection. The only way is up for a team who had an adjusted sack rate of over 11%. Yikes. Better order that bus for Watson to Jacksonville….oh wait, make that a boat.

Miami Dolphins

Laremy Tunsil is a star, the rest of the line…..not so much. This will be a rebuilding project in South Florida, be patient Dolphins fans. The Dolphins were 31st ranked in adjusted pass protection from Pro Football Outsiders and 1 of 4 teams to have an adjusted sack % of over 10%. Josh Rosen wanted to get away from crappy O Line play when he left Arizona. At least he has experience of it.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals have never replaced Andrew Whitworth or Kevin Zeitler, they tried to by spending a 1st round pick on Jonah Williams but he will miss the campaign with injury. It never rains but pours, doesn’t it?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

43 quarterback hits and 68 knockdowns a year ago tell you this line has issues and it hasn’t been upgraded. Still, a below average defence may keep them off the field…ha, I just chuckled at that.

Might Need Reinforcements

These offensive lines have the potential to harm their teams in 2019. Plenty of question marks linger here and depth is often lacking

Cleveland Browns

Easily the teams biggest question mark (outside of kicker) it is a surprise with such investment in skill positions the Browns lack any real depth here. Actually ranked 32nd in Power run plays according the Pro Football Outsiders (PFO, i cant be bothered to keep writing that). 

Arizona Cardinals

Quick fire passing should help but this unit needs to bounce back from an awful campaign. Veteran additions should help get it back to respectability. Getting the ball out quicker relieves the pressure on Murray, though his mobility may run him in to trouble more often than not…

Buffalo Bills

Plenty of veterans on team friendly deals isn’t the usual way to build a line but that’s the way the Bills are going.Can these old pros all last the rigour of another season? There’s enough running backs, maybe they’ll employ one as a FB.

Minnesota Vikings

Similar story to the Browns, plenty of skill and maybe not enough brute strength and ugliness up front. Garrett Bradbury was classified by most as the drafts best center however on a positive note.

Seattle Seahawks

A run heavy offence has a strong looking left side of the line, although the level of pass blocking ability is questionable. The right hand side of the unit is a concern also. Darrell Bevel leaving for the Lions has to be a small concern too. 

LA Chargers

Another team where the run blocking is much better than the pass blocking. Add in the uncertainty about Russel Okung and Melvin Gordon and it’s not a good combination. Middle of the road rankings in Pass Protection, Power run play effectiveness and adjusted sack rate, which may surprise some.

Detroit Lions

This group struggled over the last half of 2018. Moving Frank Ragnow back to center would seem like a wise move but tackles Decker and Wagner need to add consistency. As noted with the Seahawks, they’ll have Darrell Bevell coming over and this guy can coach offensive lines.

New York Jets

A respectable job against the pass last year but questionable free agent additions, particularly Ryan Kalil don’t provide huge confidence of an upgrade. This team ranked dead last in total offensive line rank according to PFO, LeVeon Bell must be loving that.

Fairly Stable

By no means the worst bunches but certainly no better than middle of the road. These groups will get the job done but there are weaknesses to be exploited by the opposition.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Injuries ravaged this unit last year so better luck in 2019 plus the addition of Jawaan Taylor in the 2nd round should see Nick Foles have a decent line in front of him.

Denver Broncos

Bolles and Risner should form a nice left side tandem for years to come. Possibly overpaid Ja’Waun James but he is decent at right tackle.

Washington Redskins

This ranking should possibly lower given the Trent Williams situation. There is plenty of individual talent if the group can steer clear of injuries, but that’s why Trent Williams is not currently in the building.

Carolina Panthers

An excellent interior with the signing of Matt Paradis possibly being undervalued. Look for Cam to limit his rushing and the line to deliver consistently clean pockets. With the way Cam is going, he can’t take too many more hits like he did with TJ Watt last year.

Tennessee Titans

I love the tackle duo of Conklin and Lewan and Roger Saffold is a nice addition from the Rams. Look for big numbers from Derrick Henry on the ground behind this group. Bear in mind, Lewan is suspended for the first 4 games of the season though.

Kansas City Chiefs

3 of the 5 positions are filled with quality in tackles Fisher and Schwartz and guard Duvarney-Tardif, the question will be center and left guard.

New York Giants

Another team with 3 out of 5 positions filled with quality starters. This time its tackle Nate Solder and guards Will Hernandez and Kevin Zeitler, if they can get good play at center and right tackle this unit could be special.

San Francisco 49ers

Continuity is king here as all 5 starters return. That bodes well for the running game which generated just shy of 2000 yards on the ground last year. Is that the Offensive Line? Or Kyle Shanahan?

LA Rams

This unit has improved over the past 2 years but allowing Roger Saffold and Jon Sullivan to leave creates big holes. Tackle spots are fine but the interior is a concern. That being said, this unit last year provided the most RB yards per run at 5.0 and adjusted line yards of 5.9 according to PFO and was their top ranked Offensive Line.

Only Missing A Padlock

There is plenty of quality in this section but whether it be a piece missing from the jigsaw or a lack of depth, it wouldn’t take much to derail them. With that being said a few better than expected individual campaigns could see these units flourish.

Oakland Raiders

4 above average lineman, despite whatever you think of Incognito the person, puts the Raiders on the brink of the top tier. If they can get Kolton Miller performing as a first round pick should they could be great.

Baltimore Ravens

Huge for Baltimore that Marshall Yanda returns after mulling retirement. Stanley and Brown are nice bookends and there is quality depth a plenty for a team that ranked 1st in achieving 1st downs when faced with short yardage situations when rushing.

Green Bay Packers

Owning the league’s best left tackle is always a nice plus in the rankings (he chuggs beer like a champ as well). Competition is likely at the guard spots but the Packers struggles are not usually associated with offensive line play.

Atlanta Falcons

2 first round picks to address the right side of the line and the Falcons have quality depth to protect Matty Ice and Alex Mack is still one of the games premier centers. Remains to be seen whether those 2 1st round draft picks can come in and hit the ground running straight away.

New England Patriots

The masters of roster construction appear to have done it again. Losing Trent Brown in free agency would hurt most but New England has last years 1st rounder Isiah Wynn to step in. This group always performs regardless of personnel and is sneakily good in the ground game. New England actually ranked first according to Pro Football Outsiders in terms of pass protection rank. Probably partly why Brady is still able to do what he does as Gisele doesn’t need to tend to him that often…

Chicago Bears

Another team bringing back all 5 starters from a unit that is ranked 7th in pass protection according to Pro Football Focus and a unit that gave up the least QB pressures a year ago, no wonder people are high on the Bears.

New Orleans Saints

Terron Armstead misses too many games and Max Unger retiring will hurt but both guards have been pro bowlers and Ryan Ramczyk is one of the leagues best at the right tackle spot.

Fort Knox

These groups are a quarterback and running backs dream. Combining great pass blocking abilities and run game dominance these guys win the battle time after time at the line of scrimmage.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Trading away Marcus Gilbert opens up a competition at right tackle but the other 4 spots are occupied by an excellent group. Villanueva, Foster, Pouncey and DeCastro all return for the formidable unit that offer Big Ben great protection despite the sheer volume of pass plays that they attempt whilst also opening up holes for whomever is in the backfield.

Philadelphia Eagles

Drafting your future left tackle in the first round, comfortable in the fact that he will not be needed shows the level of depth and talent in this group. Jason Peters returns at 37 years old to anchor the left side, Jason Kelce is as good as anyone at center and Lane Johnson is the league’s best right tackle. The depth across the line is excellent so hopefully Carson Wentz gets good protection in his comeback campaign.

Dallas Cowboys

If the fab 3 of Tyron Smith, Travis Fredericks and Zack Martin all see the field then this group is still as good as anyone. La’el Collins and Connor Williams round out the starters for a group that has been consistently amongst the best for the past 3-4 years. Injuries threaten to derail the group but these rankings are based on what we know and not what we don’t so fingers crossed for a clean bill of health and the Cowboys unit should be great again.

Indianapolis Colts

I said the Cowboys have been good for 3-4 years, that model is being replicated in Indy. Castonzo, Kelly, Smith and Nelson are all high draft choices invested in the offensive line. Quenton Nelson was exceptional as a rookie earning a pro bowl nod in his first campaign and his stellar play has seemingly galvanised the rest of the group. Mark Glowinski is the other starter claimed off waivers previously he ended up starting 9 games last year and was signed to a 3 year deal as a reward for his stellar play.

ROB’S STAT BASED PPR FANTASY RANKINGS – Training Camp ’19

So here we are. Finally, it’s fantasy season. Training camp is well and truly underway and tonight, Pre-Season Week 1 officially begins.

So, naturally, it’s time to release my up-to-date rankings for all of you to mull over as fantasy drafts start to pick up the tempo. As for Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon, I have left them untouched when projecting their season totals. It’s hard for any analyst to predict what is going to happen in these situations, but for now, I want to assume both players will re-sign and start come week 1.

This month, however, I will be updating the rankings after week 3 of preseason in time for the majority of fantasy drafts at the end of the month, so if neither player has signed by then, their rankings will most likely be affected and they will be changed for that update.

Enjoy! Rob – @FFBritBaller

Quarterback

1Aaron RodgersGB
2Deshaun WatsonHOU
3Patrick MahomesKC
4Andrew LuckIND
5Russell WilsonSEA
6Jameis WinstonTB
7Baker MayfieldCLE
8Matt RyanATL
9Carson WentzPHI
10Lamar JacksonBAL
11Drew BreesNO
12Jared GoffLAR
13Dak PrescottDAL
14Kyler MurrayARZ
15Josh AllenBUF
16Mitch TrubiskyCHI
17Ben RoethlisbergerPIT
18Philip RiversLAC
19Cam NewtonCAR
20Tom BradyNE
21Dwayne HaskinsWSH
22Kirk CousinsMIN
23Jimmy GaroppoloSF
24Derek CarrOAK
25Andy DaltonCIN
26Marcus MariotaTEN
27Matthew StaffordDET
28Sam DarnoldNYJ
29Nick FolesJAX
30Joe FlaccoDEN
31Eli ManningNYG
32Josh RosenMIA

Running Back

1Ezekiel ElliottDAL
2Saquon BarkleyNYG
3Alvin KamaraNO
4Christian McCaffreyCAR
5David JohnsonARZ
6Le’Veon BellNYJ
7Dalvin CookMIN
8Melvin GordonLAC
9Todd GurleyLAR
10Joe MixonCIN
11Kerryon JohnsonDET
12Devonta FreemanATL
13Nick ChubbCLE
14Josh JacobsOAK
15Chris CarsonSEA
16James ConnerPIT
17Marlon MackIND
18Derrick HenryTEN
19Tarik CohenCHI
20Leonard FournetteJAX
21Kenyan DrakeMIA
22Aaron JonesGB
23Lamar MillerHOU
24Mark IngramBAL
25David MontgomeryCHI
26Damien WilliamsKC
27James WhiteNE
28Adrian PetersonWSH
29Phillip LindsayDEN
30Sony MichelNE
31Tevin ColemanSF
32Duke Johnson JrCLE
33Miles SandersPHI
34Jordan HowardPHI
35Peyton BarberTB
36Dion LewisTEN
37Austin EkelerLAC
38Ronald JonesTB
39Matt BreidaSF
40Nyheim HinesIND
41Ito SmithATL
42Jaylen SamuelsPIT
43Rashaad PennySEA
44Derrius GuiceWSH
45Jalen RichardOAK
46Justice HillBAL
47Ryquell ArmsteadJAX
48Latavius MurrayNO
49LeSean McCoyBUF
50Chris ThompsonWSH
51Royce FreemanDEN
52Bilal PowellNYJ
53Darrell HendersonLAR
54Mike DavisCHI
55Damien HarrisNE
56Carlos HydeKC
57Dexter WilliamsGB
58Theo RiddickDEN
59Jerick McKinnonSF
60T.J YeldonBUF
61Giovani BernardCIN
62Kalen BallageMIA
63Alex BarnesTEN
64Jamaal WilliamsGB
65Devin SingletaryBUF
66Darren SprolesPHI
67Myles GaskinMIA
68Elijah McGuireNYJ
69Damarea CrockettHOU
70Wayne GallmanNYG
71Darwin ThompsonKC
72Doug MartinOAK
73Bruce AndersonTB
74Jordan ScarlettCAR
75C.J AndersonDET
76Kareem HuntCLE
77Alfred BlueJAX
78Rodney AndersonCIN
79Ty JohnsonDET
80Bryce LoveWSH
81C.J ProsiseSEA
82Gus EdwardsBAL
83Alexander MattisonMIN
84Benny Snell JrPIT
85Malcolm BrownLAR
86Kenneth DixonBAL
87Tony PollardDAL
88Frank GoreBUF
89Rex BurkheadNE
90D’Onta ForemanIND
91Chase EdmondsARZ
92Justin JacksonLAC
93Qadree OllisonATL
94Corey ClementPHI
95Josh FergusonHOU
96Devontae BookerDEN
97Mike WeberDAL
98J.D McKissicSEA
99Michael BooneMIN
100Raheem MostertSF
101Elijah HolyfieldCAR
102Treyveon WilliamsCIN
103Jordan WilkinsIND
104Samaje PerineWSH
105Dwayne WashingtonNO
106T.J LoganARZ
107Elijhaa PennyNYG
108Zach ZennerDET
109Kenjon BarnerATL
110DeAndre WashingtonOAK
111David FluellenTEN
112D.J FosterARZ
113Cameron Artis-PayneCAR

Wide Receiver

1Davante AdamsGB
2DeAndre HopkinsHOU
3Julio JonesATL
4Michael ThomasNO
5JuJu Smith-SchusterPIT
6Tyreek HillKC
7Mike EvansTB
8Odell Beckham JrCLE
9Antonio BrownOAK
10Keenan AllenLAC
11T.Y HiltonIND
12Adam ThielenMIN
13Stefon DiggsMIN
14Amari CooperDAL
15Julian EdelmanNE
16Cooper KuppLAR
17Kenny GolladayDET
18Tyler LockettSEA
19Brandin CooksLAR
20Tyler BoydCIN
21Mike WilliamsLAC
22Dante PettisSF
23Chris GodwinTB
24Alshon JeffreyPHI
25Calvin RidleyATL
26Robert WoodsLAR
27Christian KirkARZ
28Sterling ShepardNYG
29Corey DavisTEN
30Dede WestbrookJAX
31Jarvis LandryCLE
32D.J MooreCAR
33Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGB
34Allen RobinsonCHI
35James WashingtonPIT
36Robby AndersonNYJ
37Courtland SuttonDEN
38John BrownBUF
39A.J GreenCIN
40Marquise BrownBAL
41Marvin JonesDET
42Michael GallupDAL
43Parris CampbellIND
44Emmanuel SandersDEN
45D.K MetcalfSEA
46N’Keal HarryNE
47Miles BoykinBAL
48Zay JonesBUF
49DeVante ParkerMIA
50DeSean JacksonPHI
51Golden TateNYG
52Curtis SamuelCAR
53Sammy WatkinsKC
54Marqise LeeJAX
55Tre’Quan SmithNO
56Paul RichardsonWSH
57Anthony MillerCHI
58Albert WilsonMIA
59Antonio CallawayCLE
60Jamison CrowderNYJ
61Danny AmendolaDET
62Kenny StillsMIA
63Adam HumphriesTEN
64Chris ConleyJAX
65Taylor GabrielCHI
66DaeSean HamiltonDEN
67Larry FitzgeraldARZ
68Willie SneadBAL
69Kelvin HarmonWSH
70Keke CouteeHOU
71A.J BrownTEN
72Will FullerHOU
73John RossCIN
74J.J Arcega-WhitesidePHI
75Randall CobbDAL
76Mohammed SanuATL
77David MooreSEA
78Quincy EnunwaNYJ
79Tyrell WilliamsOAK
80Andy IsabellaARZ
81Ted Ginn JrNO
82Devin FunchessIND
83Deebo SamuelSF
84Hakeem ButlerARZ
85Chris HoganCAR
86Geronimo AllisonGB
87Diontae JohnsonPIT
88Cole BeasleyBUF
89Robert FosterBUF
90Maurice HarrisNE
91Hunter RenfrowOAK
92Trey QuinnWSH
93Donte MoncriefPIT
94Keelan ColeJAX
95Nelson AgholorPHI
96Darius SlaytonNYG
97Mecole HardmanKC
98Equanimeous St. BrownGB
99Phillip DorsettNE
100Jalen HurdSF
101Laquon TreadwellMIN
102Keith KirkwoodNO
103Justin WatsonTB
104Terry McLaurinWSH
105Marquise GoodwinSF
106Josh DoctsonWSH
107Jermaine KearseDET
108Breshad PerrimanTB
109D.J CharkJAX
110Riley RidleyCHI
111Chester RogersIND
112Travis BenjaminLAC
113Deon CainIND
114Russell ShepardNYG
115Geremy DavisLAC
116Taywan TaylorTEN
117Josh ReynoldsLAR
118Jordan MatthewsSF
119Jarius WrightCAR
120Jaron BrownSEA
121Justin HardyATL
122Cordarelle PattersonCHI
123Tajae SharpeTEN
124Ryan GrantOAK
125Marcel AtemanOAK
126Demarcus RobinsonKC
127Rashard HigginsCLE
128J.J NelsonOAK
129Josh BellamyNYJ
130DeMaryius ThomasNE
131Chris MooreBAL
132Juwann WinfreeDEN
133Marcus GreenATL
134KeeSean JohnsonARZ
135Allen HurnsMIA
136Seth RobertsBAL
137Eli RogersPIT
138Tavon AustinDAL
139Cody LatimerNYG
140Ray-Ray McCloudBUF
141Alex EricksonCIN
142Andre RobertsBUF
143Kevin WhiteARZ
144Mack HollinsPHI
145Vyncint SmithHOU
146Emanuel HallCHI
147Torrey SmithCAR
148Sammie CoatesKC
149Jaelen StrongCLE
150Jake KumerowGB
151Daurice FountainIND
152Ryan SwitzerPIT
n/aJosh GordonNE
n/aCorey ColemanNYG

Tight End

1Travis KelceKC
2Zach ErtzPHI
3George KittleSF
4Hunter HenryLAC
5Evan EngramNYG
6O.J HowardTB
7Vance McDonaldPIT
8Noah FantDEN
9Delanie WalkerTEN
10Jared CookNO
11Eric EbronIND
12Jordan ReedWSH
13Mark AndrewsBAL
14Austin Hooper ATL
15Geoff SwaimJAX
16Darren WallerOAK
17T.J HockensonDET
18Tyler EifertCIN
19Jordan ThomasHOU
20David NjokuCLE
21Irv Smith JrMIN
22Mike GesickiMIA
23Trey BurtonCHI
24Chris HerndonNYJ
25Jack DoyleIND
26Jason WittenDAL
27Kyle RudolphMIN
28Greg OlsenCAR
29Jimmy GrahamGB
30Matt LaCosseNE
31Dallas GoedertPHI
32Cameron BrateTB
33Blake JarwinDAL
34C.J UzomahCIN
35Ricky Seals-JonesARZ
36Ian ThomasCAR
37Josh OliverJAX
38Gerald EverettLAR
39Deon YelderKC
40Ryan GriffinNYJ
41Jesse JamesDET
42Ben WatsonNE
43Rhett EllisonNYG
44Tyler HigbeeLAR
45Vernon DavisWSH
46Dawson KnoxBUF
47Nick VannettSEA
48Alize MackNO
49Jake ButtDEN
50Charles ClayARZ
51Will DisslySEA
52Dwayne AllenMIA
53Jace SternbergerGB
54Jordan AkinsHOU
55Ed DicksonSEA
56Luke WillsonOAK
57Trevon WescoNYJ
58Hayden HurstBAL
59Nick O’LearyMIA
60Josh HillNO
61Kahale WarringHOU
62Adam ShaheenCHI
63Drew SampleCIN
64Jeff HeuermanDEN
65Seth DeValveCLE
66Zach GentryPIT
67Jordan LeggettTB
68Nick BoyleBAL
69Mo Alie-CoxIND
70Maxx WilliamsARZ
71Luke StockerATL
72Virgil GreenLAC
73Richard RodgersPHI
74Foster MoreauOAK
75Xavier GrimblePIT
76Levine ToiloloSF
77Marcedes LewisGB
78Dalton SchultzDAL
n/aAustin Seferian-JenkinsNE
n/aJonnu SmithTEN
n/aTyler KroftBUF

Slot Machines

By Lawrence Vos – @nflfaninengland – 25th July 2019

It’s somewhat fitting that the global marketing machine that is the NFL is soon to have a presence in the city that never sleeps, where day is night and night is day, where it seems people actually have tried to break the will of chefs at an ‘all you can eat’ buffet, and where Mike Tyson’s tiger once got stolen by an orthodontist.

Las Vegas is the home to the grandest casinos and the brightest lights, along with an abundance of slot machines. In fact, it is estimated the region is home to around 200,000 slot machines. The biggest win from one of these machines was just under $40m by a software engineer from Los Angeles.

So why the gambling references in a fantasy football article you say? Well if we are to talk about slot machines, especially ones that can yield the jackpot then let’s examine 10 of the top NFL slot machines, just before you go looking for a 3rd or 4th wide receiver in your upcoming PPR (points per reception) fantasy drafts.

On our visit to Sin City let’s also stop-off at a diner or two and play the 5c machine by the broken payphone and see if we can get a few bucks worth of cheap fantasy slot action too.

To add some show-time flair let’s commence my personal countdown, sung by none other than the nippletastic Janet Jackson, who is only a few days from a two-month residency in yes, you guessed it, Las Vegas (in fact for just $4,102 per person you can get a VIP banquet ticket !!!).

Now I’m not dismissing the likes of Adam Humphries talent but unfortunately he has gone to the team where wide receivers die (the Tennessee Titans) so he does not make my top 10.

10) Braxton Berrios – New England Patriots

Berrios may not have caught a regular season ball in his short NFL career, but he landed in perhaps the single greatest place to develop, under the tutelage of Tom Brady and Sith Lord Belichick. Drafted in the 6th round of the 2018 draft Berrios was a fan favourite at ‘The U’, where he caught clutch touchdowns and established himself as potential replacement material for the likes of Danny Amendola or Julian Edelman if he ever made the pros. It was inevitable that he would end up with the Patriots, and with Edelman currently side-lined with a thumb injury this is Berrios’s opportunity to fight for a place on the 53-man roster. 

9) Trey Quinn – Washington Redskins

Unless you are a hard-core Redskins fan or you have some love for the 2018 Mr Irrelevant (the person drafted last) then you may not be familiar with this guy. Another product of the SMU wide-receiver factory that has produced the likes of Courtland Sutton, Emmanuel Sanders, Aldrick Robinson and Cole Beasley, Quinn is in a position to explode onto the NFL scene in 2019. He will likely have two quarterbacks throwing to him early in the season, which may not help in terms of building confidence. Quinn made a small cameo as a rookie, scoring once in a three-game stint in November and December. The stage is set for a huge upsurge in production – possibly 70 catches for 750 yards and 7 scores, but only if he can stay healthy for at least 15 games.

8) Randall Cobb – Dallas Cowboys

Not quite a Swiss Army knife, but not far off, Randall Ladonald Cobb II has been darting his 5ft 10-inch frame around NFL fields since 2011, starting 100 games and gaining over 5,000 yards on 470 catches. Cobb has been listed as a RB/WR back in 2012, but manning a slot position is the reason he is still around, and in a game of SwapSlot he now replaces Cole Beasley in Dallas. Cobb had a quiet 2018, in part due to injury, and is expected to bounce back in 2019 catching balls from Dak Prescott. Not necessarily great expectations for Cobb in Dallas, as Amari Cooper will look to put up All-Pro numbers in 2019, but he can carve out a quality role and hope for 60-70 catches and around 5 touchdowns.

7) Jamison Crowder – New York Jets

It was always a case of ‘next season he will be a breakout beast’ but it never quite happened in Washington, so the Redskins cut ties and Crowder ended up in the snazzy new Green of the New York Jets in free-agency. Before injury cut short his 2018 season Crowder had averaged 64 catches a year, and also had a cameo role as a returner, but occasional dazzling displays have never gained the momentum to move him into the realm of a fantasy stud. Now in the Big Apple and catching the pigskin from second year passer Sam Darnold we could finally be witness to a Crowder breakout that has been threatening for almost half a decade. With Darnold’s safety blanket Chris Herndon suspended and LeVeon Bell drawing coaches’ attentions Crowder roaming the slot could be an awfully familiar sight for Jets fans by the time the white stuff makes an appearance.

6) Anthony Miller – Chicago Bears

No not the second last criminal to be executed in Scotland (look it up), and no not the son of former Chargers legend with the same name, Anthony Miller the Bears second round pick from 2018 went a little under the radar in his first professional season. 33 catches were par for the course for a rookie, a huge dip considering his junior and senior seasons at Memphis yielded 191 catches for a smidge under 3,000 yards and 32 scores. The Bears were locked on grabbing Miller and traded up to grab him, and his seven rookie touchdowns were a pleasant surprise, they in fact led the Bears and were the most by a rookie since Willie Gault in 1983. Miller will be stronger and more confident in 2019 and will enjoy his trip to London, where he will be able to show a global audience that he is going to be a star.

5) Cole Beasley – Buffalo Bills

If Cole Beasley was a cartoon character he would be Scrappy Doo, as he is a hairy fighter who fights for every yard. Another free agent signing, moving from the warmth of Texas to the chill of upstate New York and the Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen was a fantastic fantasy rookie, surprising everyone with his legs, but now he has weapons, including John ‘Smokey’ Brown, All-Pro returner Andre Roberts and Beasley, who will become a snuggle blanket. With breakout candidate Robert Foster and Brown running the medium to long routes Beasley will be that 8 yards and a smack in the mouth kinda guy, and every team needs one. Beasley won’t set the stats sheet on fire but he will keep it simmering throughout 2019 with 75-85 catches and around 800 yards.

4) Dede Westbrook – Jacksonville Jaguars

I have taken part in a bunch of PPR (Points Per Reception) drafts so far and this guy seems to be one of my mid to late round picks that I simply can’t avoid. With a legitimate, but still erratic, quarterback Nick Foles now taking the reins in Jacksonville now is the time for Westbrook to make his first Pro-Bowl appearance. 16 games in 2018 and 66 catches was a big step in the right direction for a guy who made three playoff appearances as a rookie (in 2017) but failed to make any significant impact in those postseason contests. Now Westbrook can move that production up by 1.5x and push for an eye-popping 90 catches and over 1,200 yards. Not a big name now but give it a year and he will be a legitimate 2nd round fantasy pick.

3) Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams

Blighted by injury, Kupp tore his ACL in a Week 8 game last season and missed the Rams playoff run, including a trip to the Super Bowl, where he was sorely missed. Jared Goff had a torrid time against the Patriots and the lack of a wily fox in the middle of the field was apparent. Now recovered Kupp has a high ceiling, and 2019 could see him catch between 90-100 balls. In half a season he managed 40 catches and a very respectable 14 yards a catch. He caught 73% of passes thrown and caught touchdowns in 5 of his 8 outings. Kupp is a terrier and his FCS college statistics gained at Eastern Washington are in fact legendary, that legendary that he has 6,464 yards in four seasons, more than Jerry Rice. Kupp is waiting to replicate his college production in the NFL and keeping injury free he can lead the Rams in targets, receptions and touchdowns in 2019.

2) Jarvis Landry – Cleveland Browns

Not so much a YAC (yards after catch) monster as he is a ball magnet, Landry does the dirty work, the 6-yard buttonhook on 3rd and 5. With OBJ taking up the mantle of the superstar wide-out in amongst the Dawg Pound, you can’t ask for any more than someone who runs beautiful routes and is not afraid to operate in the trenches. Landry has 481 catches in his 5-year career, mostly by playing disciplined football. If London had a 2020 franchise they could not do much better in the slot than grabbing Jarvis Landry and his superglue hands. Landry boasts the most receptions in the first four years of a career in NFL history, including two seasons with over 110 catches. Simply put Landry is on target to break NFL all-time catching records if he continues this pace. With Baker Mayfield throwing him the ball who is going to bet against him becoming the fastest player to 1,000 catches by 2023. (Incidentally the record is held by former Colts great Marvin Harrison who did it in 167 games.)

1) Julian Edelman – New England Patriots

If Tom Brady is the goat then Edelman is the ferret, wriggling into places that seem impossible to reach, making clutch catch after clutch catch. What more can be said for Edelman than winning a Super Bowl MVP award, one that he fully deserved in a game that even Patriots fans won’t want to watch ever again. Edelman has already written himself into Hall of Fame contention, and on that front is a published children’s author to boot. With Rob Gronkowski retired (well temporarily) Edelman will be the leader of the skill players both on and off the field. Providing his thumb injury heals nicely in August Edelman could produce a season for the ages with 100-110 catches and around 1,150 yards. Tom Brady may not be human, and that cyborg mentality has rubbed off on Edelman who has made more clutch catches than Ben Stokes and the rest of the England cricket team put together.

Rob’s Stat Based PPR Fantasy Rankings for 2019 – July ’19

Talk about catching the wrath of the truthers! Hi there A.J Green fanatics! You certainly gave me some heat last month as I looked to fade Green and his dodgy toe/dodgy QB combo well and truly out of 2019. Well, good and bad news A.J Green truthers – good news, he’s gone up in this month’s rankings…bad news, it’s only by a couple of spaces and he won’t be going any higher. Sorry, not sorry.

Also, it’s with gritted teeth that I ‘had’ to add Tyreek Hill into this month’s projections. I’ve not shyed away from letting my feelings known about how I believe fantasy commissioners should have the power to remove certain players out of their leagues. Nevertheless, he’s reportedly going to back in week 5, so like the pro-ready analyst that I am (lol), I have included him this month which in turn has sky-rocketed Patrick Mahomes’ value, but dented Mecole Hardman’s and Sammy Watkins’ in the process.

Without further ado, check out my latest rankings as we head into training camp time of the year. We’re getting closer fantasy fans…we’re getting closer!

Quarterback

1 Aaron Rodgers GB
2 Andrew Luck IND
3 Deshaun Watson HOU
4 Patrick Mahomes KC
5 Drew Brees NO
6 Baker Mayfield CLE
7 Jameis Winston TB
8 Lamar Jackson BAL
9 Dak Prescott DAL
10 Russell Wilson SEA
11 Matt Ryan ATL
12 Kyler Murray ARZ
13 Mitch Trubisky CHI
14 Carson Wentz PHI
15 Josh Allen BUF
16 Ben Roethlisberger PIT
17 Jared Goff LAR
18 Cam Newton CAR
19 Philip Rivers LAC
20 Tom Brady NE
21 Kirk Cousins MIN
22 Derek Carr OAK
23 Jimmy Garoppolo SF
24 Dwayne Haskins WSH
25 Matthew Stafford DET
26 Marcus Mariota TEN
27 Andy Dalton CIN
28 Sam Darnold NYJ
29 Joe Flacco DEN
30 Eli Manning NYG
31 Josh Rosen MIA
32 Nick Foles JAX

Running Back

1 Ezekiel Elliott DAL
2 Saquon Barkley NYG
3 Alvin Kamara NO
4 Christian McCaffrey CAR
5 David Johnson ARZ
6 Le’Veon Bell NYJ
7 Melvin Gordon LAC
8 Joe Mixon CIN
9 Dalvin Cook MIN
10 Todd Gurley LAR
11 Devonta Freeman ATL
12 Nick Chubb CLE
13 Kerryon Johnson DET
14 Josh Jacobs OAK
15 James Conner PIT
16 Marlon Mack IND
17 Aaron Jones GB
18 Damien Williams KC
19 Kenyan Drake MIA
20 Derrick Henry TEN
21 Mark Ingram BAL
22 Leonard Fournette JAX
23 Chris Carson SEA
24 Lamar Miller HOU
25 Tarik Cohen CHI
26 David Montgomery CHI
27 James White NE
28 Phillip Lindsay DEN
29 Adrian Peterson WSH
30 Sony Michel NE
31 Duke Johnson Jr CLE
32 Dion Lewis TEN
33 Jordan Howard PHI
34 Peyton Barber TB
35 Austin Ekeler LAC
36 Miles Sanders PHI
37 Ronald Jones TB
38 Matt Breida SF
39 Nyheim Hines IND
40 Ito Smith ATL
41 Jaylen Samuels PIT
42 Jerick McKinnon SF
43 Rashaad Penny SEA
44 Derrius Guice WSH
45 Jalen Richard OAK
46 Tevin Coleman SF
47 Theo Riddick DET
48 Royce Freeman DEN
49 Latavius Murray NO
50 LeSean McCoy BUF
51 Chris Thompson WSH
52 D’Onta Foreman HOU
53 Bilal Powell NYJ
54 Darrell Henderson LAR
55 Mike Davis CHI
56 Damien Harris NE
57 Alfred Blue JAX
58 Dexter Williams GB
59 T.J Yeldon BUF
60 Carlos Hyde KC
61 Giovani Bernard CIN
62 Jamaal Williams GB
63 Devin Singletary BUF
64 Gus Edwards BAL
65 Myles Gaskin MIA
66 Corey Clement PHI
67 Devontae Booker DEN
68 Elijah McGuire NYJ
69 Wayne Gallman NYG
70 Darrel Williams KC
71 Doug Martin OAK
72 Bruce Anderson TB
73 Jordan Scarlett CAR
74 Kareem Hunt CLE
75 Rodney Anderson CIN
76 Kalen Ballage MIA
77 Bryce Love WSH
78 C.J Anderson DET
79 C.J Prosise SEA
80 Alexander Mattison MIN
81 Thomas Rawls JAX
82 Benny Snell Jr PIT
83 Malcolm Brown LAR
84 Kenneth Dixon BAL
85 Tony Pollard DAL
86 Josh Adams PHI
87 Frank Gore BUF
88 Rex Burkhead NE
89 Justice Hill BAL
90 Chase Edmonds ARZ
91 Justin Jackson LAC
92 Qadree Ollison ATL
93 Jordan Wilkins IND
94 Mike Weber DAL
95 J.D McKissic SEA
96 Josh Ferguson HOU
97 Michael Boone MIN
98 Raheem Mostert SF
99 Zach Zenner DET
100 Treyveon Williams CIN
101 Samaje Perine WSH
102 Dwayne Washington NO
103 T.J Logan ARZ
104 Elijhaa Penny NYG
105 Cameron Artis-Payne CAR
106 Kenjon Barner ATL
107 DeAndre Washington OAK
108 David Fluellen TEN
109 D.J Foster ARZ
110 Jonathan Williams IND

Wide Receiver

1 Davante Adams GB
2 DeAndre Hopkins HOU
3 Julio Jones ATL
4 Michael Thomas NO
5 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT
6 Mike Evans TB
7 Antonio Brown OAK
8 Odell Beckham Jr CLE
9 Keenan Allen LAC
10 Tyreek Hill KC
11 T.Y Hilton IND
12 Adam Thielen MIN
13 Stefon Diggs MIN
14 Amari Cooper DAL
15 Julian Edelman NE
16 Cooper Kupp LAR
17 Kenny Golladay DET
18 Tyler Lockett SEA
19 Jarvis Landry CLE
20 Brandin Cooks LAR
21 Mike Williams LAC
22 A.J Green CIN
23 Chris Godwin TB
24 Calvin Ridley ATL
25 Christian Kirk ARZ
26 Sterling Shepard NYG
27 Tyler Boyd CIN
28 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB
29 Dante Pettis SF
30 D.J Moore CAR
31 Robert Woods LAR
32 Dede Westbrook JAX
33 John Brown BUF
34 Corey Davis TEN
35 Allen Robinson CHI
36 James Washington PIT
37 Robby Anderson NYJ
38 Courtland Sutton DEN
39 Alshon Jeffrey PHI
40 Marquise Brown BAL
41 Parris Campbell IND
42 Golden Tate NYG
43 Marvin Jones DET
44 Sammy Watkins KC
45 Emmanuel Sanders DEN
46 D.K Metcalf SEA
47 Tre’Quan Smith NO
48 N’Keal Harry NE
49 Michael Gallup DAL
50 Zay Jones BUF
51 DeVante Parker MIA
52 Curtis Samuel CAR
53 Miles Boykin BAL
54 Marqise Lee JAX
55 DeSean Jackson PHI
56 Paul Richardson WSH
57 Anthony Miller CHI
58 Albert Wilson MIA
59 Antonio Callaway CLE
60 Jamison Crowder NYJ
61 Danny Amendola DET
62 Kelvin Harmon WSH
63 Willie Snead BAL
64 Kenny Stills MIA
65 Adam Humphries TEN
66 Chris Conley JAX
67 Deebo Samuel SF
68 Taylor Gabriel CHI
69 DaeSean Hamilton DEN
70 Larry Fitzgerald ARZ
71 Diontae Johnson PIT
72 Keke Coutee HOU
73 A.J Brown TEN
74 Will Fuller HOU
75 J.J Arcega-Whiteside PHI
76 Mohammed Sanu ATL
77 David Moore SEA
78 Quincy Enunwa NYJ
79 Tyrell Williams OAK
80 Andy Isabella ARZ
81 John Ross CIN
82 Ted Ginn Jr NO
83 Hunter Renfrow OAK
84 Devin Funchess IND
85 Hakeem Butler ARZ
86 Chris Hogan CAR
87 Nelson Agholor PHI
88 Cole Beasley BUF
89 Geronimo Allison GB
90 Maurice Harris NE
91 Randall Cobb DAL
92 Donte Moncrief PIT
93 Keelan Cole JAX
94 Robert Foster BUF
95 Deon Cain IND
96 Josh Doctson WSH
97 Equanimeous St. Brown GB
98 Terry McLaurin WSH
99 Phillip Dorsett NE
100 Mecole Hardman KC
101 Jalen Hurd SF
102 Laquon Treadwell MIN
103 Cameron Meredith NO
104 Justin Watson TB
105 Marquise Goodwin SF
106 Allen Hurns DAL
107 Marcel Ateman OAK
108 Jermaine Kearse DET
109 Breshad Perriman TB
110 D.J Chark JAX
111 Riley Ridley CHI
112 Chester Rogers IND
113 Dylan Cantrell LAC
114 Taywan Taylor TEN
115 Josh Reynolds LAR
116 Jordan Matthews SF
117 Demarcus Robinson KC
118 Jarius Wright CAR
119 Travis Benjamin LAC
120 Jaron Brown SEA
121 Corey Coleman NYG
122 Justin Hardy ATL
123 Juwann Winfree DEN
124 Mack Hollins PHI
125 Bennie Fowler NYG
126 Cordarelle Patterson CHI
127 Tajae Sharpe TEN
128 Rashard Higgins CLE
129 J.J Nelson OAK
130 Josh Bellamy NYJ
131 DeMaryius Thomas NE
132 Chris Moore BAL
133 Marcus Green ATL
134 Brice Butler MIA
135 Jordan Lasley BAL
136 Eli Rogers PIT
137 Tavon Austin DAL
138 Ray-Ray McCloud BUF
139 Chad Williams ARZ
140 Alex Erickson CIN
141 Andre Roberts BUF
142 Kevin White ARZ
143 Daurice Fountain IND
144 Vyncint Smith HOU
145 Emanuel Hall CHI
146 Torrey Smith CAR
147 Sammie Coates KC
148 Jaelen Strong CLE
149 J’Mon Moore GB
150 Ryan Switzer PIT

Tight End

1 Travis Kelce KC
2 Zach Ertz PHI
3 George Kittle SF
4 Hunter Henry LAC
5 Evan Engram NYG
6 O.J Howard TB
7 Eric Ebron IND
8 Jared Cook NO
9 Trey Burton CHI
10 Jordan Reed WSH
11 Chris Herndon NYJ
12 Vance McDonald PIT
13 Delanie Walker TEN
14 Austin Hooper ATL
15 Jordan Thomas HOU
16 David Njoku CLE
17 Noah Fant DEN
18 T.J Hockenson DET
19 Irv Smith Jr MIN
20 Darren Waller OAK
21 Mike Gesicki MIA
22 Jack Doyle IND
23 Mark Andrews BAL
24 Jason Witten DAL
25 Kyle Rudolph MIN
26 Greg Olsen CAR
27 Jimmy Graham GB
28 Nick Vannett SEA
29 Matt LaCosse NE
30 Dallas Goedert PHI
31 Josh Oliver JAX
32 Cameron Brate TB
33 Blake Jarwin DAL
34 Tyler Eifert CIN
35 C.J Uzomah CIN
36 Ricky Seals-Jones ARZ
37 Ian Thomas CAR
38 Jake Butt DEN
39 Gerald Everett LAR
40 Deon Yelder KC
41 Jesse James DET
42 Vernon Davis WSH
43 Ben Watson NE
44 Rhett Ellison NYG
45 Alize Mack NO
46 Tyler Higbee LAR
47 Geoff Swaim JAX
48 Charles Clay ARZ
49 Dawson Knox BUF
50 Will Dissly SEA
51 Dwayne Allen MIA
52 Jace Sternberger GB
53 Jordan Akins HOU
54 Jonnu Smith TEN
55 Luke Willson OAK
56 Nick Boyle BAL
57 Trevon Wesco NYJ
58 Nick O’Leary MIA
59 Josh Hill NO
60 Hayden Hurst BAL
61 Kahale Warring HOU
62 Drew Sample CIN
63 Jeff Heuerman DEN
64 Seth DeValve CLE
65 Zach Gentry PIT
66 Jordan Leggett TB
67 Adam Shaheen CHI
68 Mo Alie-Cox IND
69 Maxx Williams ARZ
70 Foster Moreau OAK
71 Luke Stocker ATL
72 Virgil Green LAC
73 Richard Rodgers PHI
74 Xavier Grimble PIT
75 Marcedes Lewis GB
76 Rico Gathers DAL

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions for my rankings. Feel free to @ me or @F10YFantasy.

Rob Grimwood – @FFBritBaller

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Rob’s Rankings Explained: Why is Devonta Freeman a Top 10 RB?

As discussed in the previous article with A.J Green, it’s very hard to predict how a player will fare after missing a big chunk of the previous season with a nasty injury. However, in Devonta Freeman’s case, his age is certainly a plus point and I absolutely love the situation he’s coming back in to.

The Falcons in 2018

It was a tough campaign for the Falcons last season, probably down to the never ending injury list on the defensive side of the ball with stars Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen, Deion Jones and Andy Levitre missing for multiple weeks, but also the finger could be pointed at the inept abilities of Offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian.

The offense just didn’t seem to do enough despite Matt Ryan statistically having his 2nd best season of his career. Julio Jones was slow to get going, Tevin Coleman proved he’s more effective in a committee and Austin Hooper failed to impress once again contributing just 4 touchdowns on the season.

The pieces are there in Atlanta to be a successful franchise, so I think we just need to chalk 2018 down to some bad luck with injuries and poor offensive coaching. With Dirk Koetter entering the fray as the new OC calling offensive plays, tied in with the return of Devonta Freeman, 2019 could end up being a lot different to last season for the Atlanta faithful.

The Situation

It’s looking set for Freeman to hit the ground running in the 2019 season. He was always going to be “their guy” which was proven when he signed a $41.25 5-year contract and his main competitor Tevin Coleman was allowed to walk out the front door as a free agent this off-season.

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The stats are there to back him up too. Discounting last season, his yards per game average since being named the starting back in 2015 equates to 66.5 ypg which is in the same vicinity as elite RB’s such as Jamaal Charles (63.6), Matt Forte (67.1) and Melvin Gordon (66.0). Tie that into two out of the last three seasons scoring 11 TD’s makes the perfect blend for an elite level running back.

As previously mentioned, Freeman’s main competitor for touches in Tevin Coleman is no longer with the team, so you’d expect Freeman to automatically be played as the 3 down workhorse who just so happens to be a more than competent pass catcher too.

Ito Smith offered very little other than a couple of glimpses that he could be of any serious threat to Freeman on his return with a measly 3.5 yards per carry average in his rookie campaign, and at this moment in time, 5th round pick-up Qadree Ollison will likely serve as a bit part player unless injuries give him an opportunity to rise up the depth chart.

High Floor, High Ceiling

It looks as if last season’s ailments of knee, foot and groin issues which ruled him out have healed as Freeman is a full participant in current OTA drills. Hopefully with a successful pre-season campaign, he will likely see the majority of running game snaps immediately from week 1’s match-up in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium against the Vikings.

I will assume Freeman is going to get around 65% of carries heading into the season. If you put that with last years team rushing yards figures (1,573), he should be able to move over the 1,000 yard mark for the season.

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Add in 10 touchdowns which we know he is capable of, a return to around his career average in receptions and receiving yards (48 receptions and 407 yards per season) with the additional upside of inheriting some of Coleman’s passing down work and touchdowns… Freeman should have a top 10 finish in fantasy leagues, especially considering these stats are more of a floor projection considering the Falcons should be able to improve on a lackluster offensive performance in 2018.

To Summarise

Freeman has achieved a top 10 fantasy finish in 50% of his 4 complete seasons with the Falcons to date and I fully expect with him being an integral part of this high-powered offense for that feat to repeat. At a current PPR ADP of 26th overall (RB14), Freeman is a fantastic RB2 candidate who will win people fantasy leagues, you can count on it.

My Stat Projection: 242 carries, 1,054 rush yards, 10 TD’s with 45 receptions, 423 yards and 4 TD’s

by Rob Grimwood – @FFBritBaller

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