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
2Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
3Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
4Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
5James Conner (PIT)RB
6Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
7Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
8Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
9Michael Thomas (NO)WR
10Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
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11Julio Jones (ATL)WR
12Tevin Coleman (ATL)RB
13Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
14DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
15Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
16David Johnson (ARI)RB
17Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
18Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)WR
19Kenyan Drake (MIA)RB
20A.J. Green (CIN)WR
21Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
22Mike Evans (TB)WR
23Lamar Miller (HOU)RB
24Stefon Diggs (MIN)WR
25JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
26Giovani Bernard (CIN)RB
27Davante Adams (GB)WR
28Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
29Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
30Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
3Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
4J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6Manny Machado (LAD)3B,SS
7Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
8Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
9Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
10Bryce Harper (WSH)CF,RF
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11Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
12Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
13Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)LF,RF
14Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
15Andrew Benintendi (BOS)LF,CF
16Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
17Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
18Trea Turner (WSH)SS
19Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
20Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
21Matt Carpenter (STL)1B,2B
22Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
23Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
24Aaron Nola (PHI)SP
25Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
26Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
27Starling Marte (PIT)LF,CF
28Khris Davis (OAK)LF,DH
29Ronald Acuna (ATL)LF,CF
30Rhys Hoskins (PHI)1B,LF
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