Mike Tagliere’s 2018 Top-250 Fantasy Football Rankings

by Mike Tagliere | @MikeTagliereNFL | Featured Writer
Aug 30, 2018

Todd Gurley comes with a rare floor/ceiling combination and is the safest No. 1 pick

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… That song keeps ringing through my head, though it’s not Christmas. Well, to us football fanatics, it might as well be. Over the last six months, we’ve been licking our chops, dissecting last year’s numbers, searching for trends, essentially whatever we can get our hands on. It’s a rat race that we’re all in, but one that we enjoy every single year.

We’re now one week away from the start of the NFL season, which means fantasy football drafts have kicked into high gear. You’re ready this year. You’ve got your favorite beverages, you stop by your local deli to grab a tray of your favorite snacks, and then head to your draft to ridicule your best friends for making terrible draft picks. Maybe you are just out to make some enemies in a work league. Whatever the case, we’re here for you.

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With the information we have, these are my top-250 fantasy football picks of 2018. Before you say something like, “How can you have Player X over Player Y, that’s an awful take,” you should know that there’s someone on the exact opposite side of your argument telling me why I’m too low on the player you hate. Do I have a crystal ball and know everything? No. But what I do know is that I’ve spent countless hours trying to perfect these for your viewing pleasure. I’ve also added blurbs for all of the relevant players to help with your draft decisions. Enjoy!


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1Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
2Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
3Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
4Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
5Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
6David Johnson (ARI)RB
7Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
8Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
9Julio Jones (ATL)WR
10Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
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11Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
12A.J. Green (CIN)WR
13Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)WR
14Sony Michel (NE)RB
15Robert Woods (LAR)WR
16DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
17Brandin Cooks (LAR)WR
18Michael Thomas (NO)WR
19Mike Evans (TB)WR
20Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
21Travis Kelce (KC)TE
22Tevin Coleman (ATL)RB
23Stefon Diggs (MIN)WR
24T.J. Yeldon (JAC)RB
25Jarvis Landry (CLE)WR
26Tyler Boyd (CIN)WR
27James White (NE)RB
28Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
29Austin Ekeler (LAC)RB
30Zach Ertz (PHI)TE
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
5Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
6Bryce Harper (WSH)CF,RF
7Manny Machado (LAD)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 (MIN)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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