NFL – Fantasy Top 200

Now, this is a top-200 ranking that excludes kickers and defenses. I will have a kicker ranking tomorrow and defensive team ranking released Friday. My opinion has always been to use the final two picks of a draft for the defense and kicker.

But, we know if you want a steady defense, you can’t do that. Other owners in your league won’t allow it. Every league has that guy that’ll take Jacksonville in the 8th round and Stephen Gostkowski in the 9th round to finalize his starters prior to selecting bench players. Dumb. Don’t do this. You should never, and I mean never, take a kicker before the last round. There’s not much disparity between the #1 ranked kicker and the #12 ranked kicker, so just pick the kicker that goes with an offense that’ll score often and you’re fine. Defenses are prime “starters” to be streamed. Each week, look at the matchups. You might see the Ravens struggling on offense, check the waiver to see if they’re opposing defense is available. It’s that easy.

Back to skill-position players. Everyone has their opinion on the top-10 or so. It’s when you get into the 5th round and beyond that you’re really making decisions on whether to select for low risk/low reward or high risk/high reward.

It’s always important to have a good balance on your team. A few “safe” players on the team to fill out the roster if you’re dealing with some injuries; and a few “risky” players that are breakout candidates and could explode any given week.

Obviously a list like this is difficult to follow. If you have 4 RBs and 2 WRs, and the next best available is another RB, it’s not prudent to make that choice. You certainly have to stick to your plan and go with position of need on top of best available. However, this list is ordered based on how valuable I think each player is to a standard PPR fantasy team.

Here’s my list of the top-200 fantasy players for 2018:

  1. Le’Veon Bell, RB (steelers)
  2. Todd Gurley, RB (rams)
  3. Ezekiel Elliott, RB (cowboys)
  4. David Johnson, RB (cardinals)
  5. DeAndre Hopkins, WR (texans)
  6. Antonio Brown, WR (steelers)
  7. Odell Beckham, Jr., WR (giants)
  8. Alvin Kamara, RB (saints)
  9. Saquon Barkley, RB (giants)
  10. Keenan Allen, WR (chargers)
  11. Melvin Gordon, RB (chargers)
  12. Michael Thomas, WR (saints)
  13. Julio Jones, WR (falcons)
  14. Devonta Freeman, RB (falcons)
  15. A.J. Green, WR (bengals)
  16. Dalvin Cook, RB (vikings)
  17. LeSean McCoy, RB (bills)
  18. Mike Evans, WR (buccaneers)
  19. Kareem Hunt, RB (chiefs)
  20. Demaryius Thomas, WR (broncos)
  21. Doug Baldwin, WR (seahawks)
  22. Leonard Fournette, RB (jaguars)
  23. Christian McCaffrey, RB (panthers)
  24. Michael Crabtree, WR (ravens)
  25. Jarvis Landry, WR (browns)
  26. Jordan Howard, RB (bears)
  27. Amari Cooper, WR (raiders)
  28. Golden Tate, WR (lions)
  29. Joe Mixon, RB (bengals)
  30. Travis Kelce, TE (chiefs)
  31. Larry Fitzgerald, WR (cardinals)
  32. Kenyan Drake, RB (dolphins)
  33. Adam Thielen, WR (vikings)
  34. Rob Gronkowski, TE (patriots)
  35. Tyreek Hill, WR (chiefs)
  36. Josh Gordon, WR (browns)
  37. Davante Adams, WR (packers)
  38. Zach Ertz, TE (eagles)
  39. Aaron Rodgers, QB (packers)
  40. Lamar Miller, RB (texans)
  41. Corey Davis, WR (titans)
  42. Jay Ajayi, RB (eagles)
  43. Alshon Jeffery, WR (eagles)
  44. Mark Ingram, RB (saints)
  45. Russell Wilson, QB (seahawks)
  46. Jamaal Williams, RB (packers)
  47. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR (steelers)
  48. Evan Engram, TE (giants)
  49. T.Y. Hilton, WR (colts)
  50. Allen Robinson, WR (bears)
  51. Greg Olsen, TE (panthers)
  52. Tom Brady, QB (patriots)
  53. Tevin Coleman, RB (falcons)
  54. Brandin Cooks, WR (rams)
  55. Marshawn Lynch, RB (raiders)
  56. Cam Newton, QB (panthers)
  57. Royce Freeman, RB (broncos)
  58. Julian Edelman, WR (patriots)
  59. Marvin Jones, Jr., (lions)
  60. Jordan Reed, TE (redskins)
  61. Emmanuel Sanders, WR (broncos)
  62. Jordy Nelson, WR (raiders)
  63. Carson Wentz, QB (eagles)
  64. Delanie Walker, TE (titans)
  65. Stefon Diggs, WR (vikings)
  66. Jimmy Graham, TE (packers)
  67. Derrick Henry, RB (titans)
  68. Sterling Shepard, WR (giants)
  69. Alex Collins, RB (ravens)
  70. Drew Brees, QB (saints)
  71. Kyle Rudolph, TE (vikings)
  72. Chris Hogan, WR (patriots)
  73. Mike Williams, WR (chargers)
  74. Duke Johnson, Jr., RB (browns)
  75. Tyler Eifert, TE (bengals)
  76. Kirk Cousins, QB (vikings)
  77. Dion Lewis, RB (titans)
  78. Devin Funchess, WR (panthers)
  79. Trey Burton, TE (bears)
  80. Robert Woods, WR (rams)
  81. Carlos Hyde, RB (browns)
  82. Jamison Crowder, WR (redskins)
  83. Robby Anderson, WR (jets)
  84. Alex Smith, QB (redskins)
  85. Deshaun Watson, QB (texans)
  86. David Njoku, TE (browns)
  87. Zay Jones, WR (bills)
  88. Sony Michel, RB (patriots)
  89. Will Fuller V, WR (texans)
  90. Cooper Kupp, WR (rams)
  91. Ben Roethlisberger, QB (steelers)
  92. Pierre Garcon, WR (49ers)
  93. DeSean Jackson, WR (buccaneers)
  94. Chris Carson, RB (seahawks)
  95. Calvin Ridley, WR (falcons)
  96. Chris Thompson, RB (redskins)
  97. Matthew Stafford, QB (lions)
  98. Andrew Luck, QB (colts)
  99. DeVante Parker, WR (dolphins)
  100. Kerryon Johnson, RB (lions)
  101. Randall Cobb, WR (packers)
  102. Kelvin Benjamin, WR (bills)
  103. Matt Ryan, QB (falcons)
  104. George Kittle, TE (49ers)
  105. Nelson Agholor, WR (eagles)
  106. Charles Clay, TE (bills)
  107. Paul Richardson, WR (redskins)
  108. Jared Goff, QB (rams)
  109. Mohamed Sanu, WR (falcons)
  110. Marqise Lee, WR (jaguars)
  111. Javorius Allen, RB (ravens)
  112. Jared Cook, TE (raiders)
  113. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB (49ers)
  114. Philip Rivers, QB (chargers)
  115. Terrelle Pryor, WR (jets)
  116. Vernon Davis, TE (redskins)
  117. Josh Doctson, WR (redskins)
  118. Julius Thomas, TE (dolphins)
  119. Chris Ivory, RB (bills)
  120. Marcus Mariota, QB (titans)
  121. Eric Ebron, TE (colts)
  122. Brandon Marshall, WR (seahawks)
  123. Corey Clement, RB (eagles)
  124. Tyrell Williams, WR (chargers)
  125. Sammy Watkins, WR (chiefs)
  126. Devontae Booker, RB (broncos)
  127. Derek Carr, QB (raiders)
  128. O.J. Howard, TE (buccaneers)
  129. LeGarrette Blount, RB (lions)
  130. Cole Beasley, WR (cowboys)
  131. Rex Burkhead, RB (patriots)
  132. Benjamin Watson, TE (saints)
  133. Rishard Matthews, WR (titans)
  134. Marquise Goodwin, WR (49ers)
  135. Kenny Golladay, WR (lions)
  136. D’Onta Foreman, RB (texans)
  137. Tyrod Taylor, QB (browns)
  138. Austin Hooper, TE (falcons)
  139. Jerick McKinnon, RB (49ers)
  140. Ronald Jones, RB (buccaneers)
  141. Case Keenum, QB (broncos)
  142. Nick Chubb, RB (browns)
  143. Ted Ginn, Jr., WR (saints)
  144. Kenny Stills, WR (dolphins)
  145. Donte Moncrief, WR (bears)
  146. D.J. Moore, WR (panthers)
  147. Isaiah Crowell, RB (jets)
  148. Allen Hurns, WR (jaguars)
  149. Latavius Murray, RB (vikings)
  150. Eli Manning, QB (giants)
  151. Aaron Jones, RB (packers)
  152. Rashaad Penny, RB (seahawks)
  153. Willie Snead, WR (ravens)
  154. Mike Wallace, WR (eagles)
  155. Pat Mahomes II, QB (chiefs)
  156. Dak Prescott, QB (cowboys)
  157. Tarik Cohen, RB (bears)
  158. Kevin White, WR (bears)
  159. Ryan Grant, WR (colts)
  160. Sam Darnold, QB (jets)
  161. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE (jaguars)
  162. John Ross, WR (bengals)
  163. Baker Mayfield, QB (browns)
  164. Marlon Mack, RB (colts)
  165. James White, RB (patriots)
  166. Torrey Smith, WR (panthers)
  167. Jameis Winston, QB (buccaneers)
  168. Keelan Cole, WR (jaguars)
  169. Martavis Bryant, WR (raiders)
  170. Courtland Sutton, WR (broncos)
  171. Andy Dalton, QB (bengals)
  172. Spencer Ware, RB (chiefs)
  173. Adam Humphries, WR (buccaneers)
  174. Sam Bradford, QB (cardinals)
  175. Phillip Dorsett, WR (patriots)
  176. Taylor Gabriel, WR (bears)
  177. Giovani Bernard, RB (bengals)
  178. Blake Bortles, QB (jaguars)
  179. Adrian Peterson, RB (redskins)
  180. Quincy Enunwa, WR (jets)
  181. Mitchell Trubisky, QB (bears)
  182. Terrance Williams, QB (cowboys)
  183. Dede Westbrook, WR (jaguars)
  184. Nyheim Hines, RB (colts)
  185. Jermaine Gresham, TE (cardinals)
  186. Frank Gore, RB (dolphins)
  187. Lamar Jackson, QB (ravens)
  188. Travis Benjamin, WR (chargers)
  189. Cameron Brate, TE (buccaneers)
  190. Kalen Ballage, RB (dolphins)
  191. Josh Rosen, QB (cardinals)
  192. Ed Dickson, TE (seahawks)
  193. Nick Foles, QB (eagles)
  194. Tyler Boyd, WR (bengals)
  195. Rob Kelley, RB (redskins)
  196. Mark Andrews, TE (ravens)
  197. Albert Wilson, WR (dolphins)
  198. Wayne Gallman, Jr., RB (giants)
  199. Eric Decker, WR (patriots)
  200. Bilal Powell, RB (jets)

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