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2019 Fantasy Football Rankings and Point Projections are ready to go. Updates will continue as cuts, signings, and trades are made. Read below for rankings, players to target, players to avoid, and sleepers.
Last Updated: 09/07/2019
Roster Updates Reflected:
– LeSean McCoy cut from Buffalo, still unsigned – SIGNED
– Ezekiel Elliott likely to sign before week 1 (included in rankings) – SIGNED
– Melvin Gordon not expected to sign (excluded from rankings).
– LeSean McCoy > KC RB2. Carlos Hyde > HOU RB2.
– Josh Doctson > MIN WR3.
– Official Week 1 Depth Chart Updates
– Antonio Brown released from the Oakland Raiders (?!?!?!?!?!)
2019 RANKINGS LINK (Google Sheet – Open for a better view)
– Pos Rank – Rank of each player within their position by fantasy points
– Fpts – Projected Fantasy Points.
– PosIndex (NEW) – PosIndex is a 100-based index based around the ‘replacement starter’ at each position (QB – 12th ranked, RB/WR – 24th, TE 12th). Ex: JuJu Smith-Schuster has a 157 index in standard leagues, which means he’s 57% better than the ‘replacement’ WR option.
– ADP – Average Draft Position
– ADR – Average Draft Round (12-team league)
Best High ADP Players
|Christian McCaffrey||RB||CAR||270||1 (2)|
|JuJu Smith-Schuster||WR||PIT||157||2 (14)|
|Travis Kelce||TE||KC||156||2 (15)|
|James Conner||RB||PIT||145||2 (16)|
|Todd Gurley||RB||LAR||143||1 (9)|
|Zach Ertz||TE||PHI||141||3 (28)|
|Adam Thielen||WR||MIN||140||3 (30)|
High ADP Players to Avoid?
|Stefon Diggs||WR||MIN||84||3 (36)|
|Odell Beckham Jr.||WR||CLE||87||2 (13)|
|Tyreek Hill||WR||KC||88||1 (5)|
|Devonta Freeman||RB||ATL||89||3 (26)|
|Kerryon Johnson||RB||DET||95||3 (29)|
|Derrick Henry||RB||TEN||98||3 (34)|
|Le’Veon Bell||RB||NYJ||108||1 (6)|
|Duke Johnson Jr.||RB||CLE||136||7|
As mentioned previously, use PosIndex and ADP in conjunction to build your personal strategy and make round-by-round decisions. The chart below shows a macro look:
The chart above shows the stack ranked PosIndex for each position. At RB there’s a by far and away #1 (McCaffrey), with a tier drop-of around #1. Between ~12-32, RBs and WRs have equal value off the board, and RB drops off around #35 to a new tier, but WRs never show a clear drop-off point through #65 (aside from slight tier breaks around #11 and #24.
My Takeaway: Grab RBs early if you can, and avoid getting duped by WRs 12-32 as WRs have the highest value late, whereas RBs do have a drop-off point. This new wave of drafting WRs like RBs is a losing strategy.
Looking at PosIndex through the lens of Average Draft Round (ADR) for a 12-team league helps us think through this strategy a bit more. We can see some of the same trends (WR value maintaining throughout the draft), but we also see when we need to prioritize specific positions:
– RB: If you don’t get a top guy, you’re still safe in rounds 5-7, however once you hit round 8, there is a HUGE drop-off. Having your starters + bench RBs done by round 8 is a must.
– TE: The drop-off through the first few rounds is intense, so don’t reach if you don’t grab a top guy early. We don’t see another drop-off until round 13, so you have time.
– QB: Nobody knows anything, pick your poison.