FantasyPros Football Podcast: Top 20 Fantasy Stats you NEED to Know

May 23, 2018

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Welcome to the latest episode of the FantasyPros Football Podcast. The show is hosted by Bobby Sylvester (@bobbyfantasypro) and Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL). Throughout the NFL season, we’ll be interviewing featured experts and team correspondents who will offer insight to help your squads.

We’ve done plenty of rankings and dynasty shows in the past few weeks so we’re changing gears and naming our favorite stats that you need to know heading into this fantasy season. But first, we’re answering a listener question about who to draft between Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs (6:49). If you’re here for the stats, listen in to our first one (23:06) as we take turns rattling them off and telling you what the fantasy takeaway is.

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1Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
2Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
3Michael Thomas (NO)WR
4Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
5Damien Williams (KC)RB
6Julian Edelman (NE)WR
7Robert Woods (LAR)WR
8Brandin Cooks (LAR)WR
9Sony Michel (NE)RB
10James White (NE)RB
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11C.J. Anderson (LAR)RB
12Josh Reynolds (LAR)WR
13Mark Ingram (NO)RB
14Rex Burkhead (NE)RB
15Travis Kelce (KC)TE
16Sammy Watkins (KC)WR
17Chris Conley (KC)WR
18Ted Ginn (NO)WR
19Spencer Ware (KC)RB
20Keith Kirkwood (NO)WR
21Tre'Quan Smith (NO)WR
22Phillip Dorsett (NE)WR
23Chris Hogan (NE)WR
24Cordarrelle Patterson (NE)WR
25Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
26John Kelly (LAR)RB
27Gerald Everett (LAR)TE
28Kelvin Benjamin (KC)WR
29Darrel Williams (KC)RB
30Austin Carr (NO)WR
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
3Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
4Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
7Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
10Chris Sale (BOS)SP
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11Manny Machado (FA)3B,SS
12Ronald Acuna (ATL)LF,CF
13Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
14Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
15Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
16Bryce Harper (FA)CF,RF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
19Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)LF,RF
20Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
21Trevor Story (COL)SS
22Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
23Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
24Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
25Andrew Benintendi (BOS)LF,CF
26Juan Soto (WSH)LF,RF
27Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
28Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
29Aaron Nola (PHI)SP
30Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
1Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (TOR)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (HOU)PG
16Jimmy Butler (PHI)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
18Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
26Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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