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2019 Draft Rankings
Keenan Allen photo 21. Keenan Allen WR - (at KC)
With Tyrell Williams taking off to the Raiders, will Allen play on the perimeter much more, or do those targets go to Travis Benjamin? My guess is that he stays in the same role, though he might have a few more targets come his way. Throughout his time in the league, Allen has been a bit more up-and-down than fantasy owners would like, but his potential increase in targets could even that out. He's a fine low-end WR1 if you go RB-heavy in the first two rounds
11 weeks ago
Mike Williams photo 53. Mike Williams WR - (at KC)
There have been just 16 wide receivers who have been able to finish as a top-20 fantasy receiver with less than 100 targets over the last 10 years. Williams just did it with 66 targets, while Tyler Lockett did it with 71 targets in 2018. No other wide receivers can say they did it with less than 79 targets. The exit of Tyrell Williams in free agency means a lot more targets and consistency is in store for Mike Williams in 2019. It's rare to find a wide receiver being drafted outside the top-25 wide receivers with top-10 upside, but Williams has it
11 weeks ago
Hunter Henry photo 58. Hunter Henry TE - (at KC)
Prior to tearing his ACL, Henry's career arc was moving in the right direction. His per-target production is through the roof as he's seen 115 targets in his career that have amounted to 81 receptions for 1,057 yards and 12 touchdowns. By comparison, Zach Ertz saw 156 targets in 2018 and finished with 1,163 yards and 8 touchdowns
11 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler photo 63. Austin Ekeler RB - (at KC)
He's never going to win you a fantasy league, but Ekeler can play a role if you're in a league with a lot of starters. Even with Melvin Gordon healthy, Ekeler touched the ball between 7-14 times from Week 1 to Week 7. It seemed as if the Chargers were okay with Justin Jackson as the primary workhorse if Gordon went down, but knowing Ekeler should total anywhere between 120-200 touches in the Chargers offense carries value
11 weeks ago
Melvin Gordon photo 64. Melvin Gordon RB - (at KC)
He's not going to win the rushing title or anything, and it's very unlikely that he finishes as a top-three fantasy running back, but he's about as safe as they come considering he's been a top-eight running back in each of the last three seasons. There were just four running backs who delivered RB2 or better performances in at least 90 percent of their games: Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Gordon. His holdout is starting to get a bit concerning, as we have no solution in sight, making him a risky pick inside the top three rounds.
11 weeks ago
Philip Rivers photo 117. Philip Rivers QB - (at KC)
Here's the example of a player who's top-five at his position in real-life, but not when it comes to fantasy. You've probably heard it a million times - Rivers has been a top-14 quarterback in 11-of-13 seasons, so you're drafting him at his floor if he's being taken as the QB14. Well, no. Rivers is a very consistent quarterback, but he's not going to help lead your team to a championship. There was just one game in 2018 where he totaled more than 24 fantasy points, and it's because his defense has continually gotten better. He also doesn't offer anything rushing, so unless his defense takes a step back in 2019, he's not going to have much of a chance to deliver much better numbers in 2019
15 weeks ago
Justin Jackson photo 122. Justin Jackson RB - (at KC)
If Melvin Gordon is on the field, Jackson will have zero value outside of a darkhorse handcuff. He can be quickly released if that scenario plays out. With that said, the Gordon holdout threat is legitimate and if it happens, Jackson may overtake Ekeler as the primary back and could be a superstar in this offense if given the opportunity.
14 weeks ago
Los Angeles Chargers photo 185. Los Angeles Chargers DST - (at KC)
The Chargers' D/ST disappointed in 2018, finishing tied for 14th, but they come into 2019 with a full bill of health and more talent than perhaps any other unit in the league so they should be one of, if not the top, D/ST drafted this year.
22 weeks ago
Michael Badgley photo 219. Michael Badgley K - (at KC)
The Chargers are loaded with weapons so with Badgley likely getting a full season worth of games, he could very well jump into the top 10 fantasy kickers before long.
22 weeks ago
Travis Benjamin photo 308. Travis Benjamin WR - (at KC)
With Tyrell Williams off to Oakland, the Chargers will insert Benjamin back into the starting lineup. If you go back to 2017, when Mike Williams was forced to miss much of the season, you'll see that Benjamin posted a respectable 567 yards and four touchdowns on 65 targets. It's possible that Benjamin finishes as a top-50 wide receiver in 2019, though his production will be a bit sporadic
15 weeks ago
Dontrelle Inman photo 416. Dontrelle Inman WR - (at KC)
Detrez Newsome photo 427. Detrez Newsome RB - (at KC)
Tyrod Taylor photo 440. Tyrod Taylor QB - (at KC)
Virgil Green photo 483. Virgil Green TE - (at KC)
Stephen Anderson photo 494. Stephen Anderson TE - (at KC)
Artavis Scott photo 536. Artavis Scott WR - (at KC)
Geremy Davis photo 563. Geremy Davis WR - (at KC)
Sean Culkin photo 565. Sean Culkin TE - (at KC)
Dylan Cantrell photo 595. Dylan Cantrell WR - (at KC)
Lance Kendricks photo 613. Lance Kendricks TE - (at KC)
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1Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
2Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
3Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5Aaron Jones (GB)RB
6Marlon Mack (IND)RB
7Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
8Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
9Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
10Josh Jacobs (OAK)RB
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11Michael Thomas (NO)WR
12Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
13Chris Godwin (TB)WR
14Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
15Chris Carson (SEA)RB
16Mike Evans (TB)WR
17David Montgomery (CHI)RB
18Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
19Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
20Cooper Kupp (LAR)WR
21Tevin Coleman (SF)RB
22Julio Jones (ATL)WR
23Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
24Davante Adams (GB)WR
25Devin Singletary (BUF)RB
26Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
27Tyler Lockett (SEA)WR
28Jaylen Samuels (PIT)RB
29Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
30Stefon Diggs (MIN)WR
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 (FA)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 (FA)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
8Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
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11Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
12Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
15Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
16Chris Paul (OKC)PG
17Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
18Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
19Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
20Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
21Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
22John Wall (WAS)PG
23Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
24Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
25Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
26Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
27Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
28Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
29Devin Booker (PHO)PG,SG
30Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
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