FantasyPros Football Podcast: JJ Zachariason’s Rankings vs. Expert Consensus

Jun 29, 2018

Dalvin Cook will make his return in 2018 and JJ has him ranked higher than the consensus

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.

JJ Zachariason of numberFire is one of the most well-respected fantasy experts in the industry and he’s joining our show today to discuss players he’s higher and lower on compared to our expert consensus rankings. Before we get started, Tags and JJ are competing in a quick game of name that player. Play along to see if you know who we’re talking about based on the clues given (4:11). We’re then going position by position by position — QB (21:35), RB (27:51), WR (37:03), and TE (51:28) — and getting JJ’s reasoning for his rankings.

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1Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
2Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
3Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5David Johnson (ARI)RB
6Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
7Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
8Michael Thomas (NO)WR
9Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)WR
10James Conner (PIT)RB
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11Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
12DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
13Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
14Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
15Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
16Julio Jones (ATL)WR
17Davante Adams (GB)WR
18Brandin Cooks (LAR)WR
19Travis Kelce (KC)TE
20Robert Woods (LAR)WR
21Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
22Aaron Jones (GB)RB
23Tevin Coleman (ATL)RB
24Mike Evans (TB)WR
25Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
26Zach Ertz (PHI)TE
27Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
28JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
29Kerryon Johnson (DET)RB
30Mark Ingram (NO)RB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
5Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
6Bryce Harper (FA)CF,RF
7Manny Machado (FA)3B,SS
8J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
9Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
10Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
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11Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
12Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
13Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
14Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
15Trea Turner (WSH)SS
16Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)LF,RF
17Carlos Correa (HOU)SS
18Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
19Joey Votto (CIN)1B
20Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
21Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
22Chris Sale (BOS)SP
23Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
24George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
25Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
26Luis Severino (NYY)SP
27Andrew Benintendi (BOS)LF,CF
28Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
29Starling Marte (PIT)LF,CF
30Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
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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