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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1Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
2Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
3Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
4Chris Carson (SEA)RB
5Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
6Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
7Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
8David Johnson (ARI)RB
9Aaron Jones (GB)RB
10Julio Jones (ATL)WR
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11Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
12DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
13Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
14Phillip Lindsay (DEN)RB
15Cooper Kupp (LAR)WR
16Sony Michel (NE)RB
17Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
18Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
19Josh Jacobs (OAK)RB
20Michael Thomas (NO)WR
21Travis Kelce (KC)TE
22Kerryon Johnson (DET)RB
23Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
24Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
25Tyler Lockett (SEA)WR
26Tevin Coleman (SF)RB
27T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
28Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
29Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
30Carlos Hyde (HOU)RB
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
4J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
5Trevor Story (COL)SS
6Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
7Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
10Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
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11Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
12Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
13Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
16Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Juan Soto (WSH)LF
19Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
23Starling Marte (PIT)CF
24Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
25Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
26Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
27Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
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11Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
26Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
27Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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