2019 Rankings: Overall Top 200 Players For Dynasty Football

 


Welcome to my Dynasty Rankings for 2019. These rankings are how I value players in a dynasty format, enough players to take you through a typical dynasty startup draft. If you are needing help on dynasty draft strategy, check out Mike Miklius’s (@SIRL0INofBEEF) recent article.

This is intended to be a living document, with players gaining and falling in value each week of the season. I personally lean toward veteran talent over potential, aka upside. I look at players in two or three-year windows, valuing production in those two years over the “potential” of a break-out. I lean toward trading draft capital for peak production in a player’s prime years. Don’t get me wrong, I do love rookie draft season but I feel I am able to turn picks into players that can contribute as a backup or replacement to a strong core. I don’t want to swing for the fences because its likely I will strike out. Of course that also means I miss out on a player here or there, but I am willing to accept risk in order to acquire top end studs.

If you are looking for redraft rankings, we have complete 2019 Rankings position by position.

 

2019 Dynasty PPR Rankings

# Player, Age (team/bye) Pos ECR vs. ECR
1 Ezekiel Elliott, 24 (DAL/8) RB 4 +3
2 Saquon Barkley, 22 (NYG/11) RB 1 -1
3 DeAndre Hopkins, 27 (HOU/10) WR 3 0
4 Christian McCaffrey, 23 (CAR/7) RB 2 -2
5 Davante Adams, 26 (GB/11) WR 7 +2
6 JuJu Smith-Schuster, 22 (PIT/7) WR 9 +3
7 Odell Beckham Jr., 26 (CLE/7) WR 6 -1
8 Alvin Kamara, 24 (NO/9) RB 5 -3
9 Michael Thomas, 26 (NO/9) WR 8 -1
10 Joe Mixon, 23 (CIN/9) RB 11 +1
11 Mike Evans, 25 (TB/7) WR 10 -1
12 Nick Chubb, 23 (CLE/7) RB 13 +1
13 Julio Jones, 30 (ATL/9) WR 14 +1
14 Tyreek Hill, 25 (KC/12) WR 25 +11
15 Travis Kelce, 29 (KC/12) TE 19 +4
16 Antonio Brown, 31 (OAK/6) WR 20 +4
17 Amari Cooper, 25 (DAL/8) WR 18 +1
18 Le’Veon Bell, 27 (NYJ/4) RB 22 +4
19 David Johnson, 27 (ARI/12) RB 15 -4
20 Dalvin Cook, 24 (MIN/12) RB 16 -4
21 Todd Gurley, 25 (LAR/9) RB 17 -4
22 Melvin Gordon, 26 (LAC/12) RB 12 -10
23 George Kittle, 25 (SF/4) TE 26 +3
24 Stefon Diggs, 25 (MIN/12) WR 23 -1
25 Brandin Cooks, 25 (LAR/9) WR 27 +2
26 Aaron Jones, 24 (GB/11) RB 35 +9
27 James Conner, 24 (PIT/7) RB 24 -3
28 D.J. Moore, 22 (CAR/7) WR 36 +8
29 A.J. Green, 31 (CIN/9) WR 34 +5
30 Kenny Golladay, 25 (DET/5) WR 29 -1
31 Calvin Ridley, 24 (ATL/9) WR 41 +10
32 Keenan Allen, 27 (LAC/12) WR 21 -11
33 Patrick Mahomes, 23 (KC/12) QB 28 -5
34 Kerryon Johnson, 22 (DET/5) RB 32 -2
35 Adam Thielen, 28 (MIN/12) WR 30 -5
36 Robert Woods, 27 (LAR/9) WR 37 +1
37 Zach Ertz, 28 (PHI/10) TE 31 -6
38 Cooper Kupp, 26 (LAR/9) WR 42 +4
39 T.Y. Hilton, 29 (IND/6) WR 33 -6
40 Josh Jacobs, 21 (OAK/6) RB 39 -1
41 Chris Godwin, 23 (TB/7) WR 43 +2
42 Mike Williams, 24 (LAC/12) WR 51 +9
43 Leonard Fournette, 24 (JAC/10) RB 38 -5
44 Marlon Mack, 23 (IND/6) RB 40 -4
45 Allen Robinson, 25 (CHI/6) WR 58 +13
46 Deshaun Watson, 23 (HOU/10) QB 47 +1
47 N’Keal Harry, 21 (NE/10) WR 54 +7
48 Baker Mayfield, 24 (CLE/7) QB 46 -2
49 Tyler Boyd, 24 (CIN/9) WR 59 +10
50 Rashaad Penny, 23 (SEA/11) RB 66 +16
51 Jarvis Landry, 26 (CLE/7) WR 56 +5
52 O.J. Howard, 24 (TB/7) TE 57 +5
53 Corey Davis, 24 (TEN/11) WR 48 -5
54 Evan Engram, 24 (NYG/11) TE 61 +7
55 Andrew Luck, 29 (IND/6) QB 44 -11
56 Derrick Henry, 25 (TEN/11) RB 49 -7
57 Devonta Freeman, 27 (ATL/9) RB 53 -4
58 Phillip Lindsay, 25 (DEN/10) RB 60 +2
59 Robby Anderson, 26 (NYJ/4) WR 84 +25
60 Tyler Lockett, 26 (SEA/11) WR 62 +2
61 Christian Kirk, 22 (ARI/12) WR 65 +4
62 A.J. Brown, 22 (TEN/11) WR 76 +14
63 Eric Ebron, 26 (IND/6) TE 95 +32
64 Sammy Watkins, 26 (KC/12) WR 64 0
65 David Njoku, 23 (CLE/7) TE 70 +5
66 Tarik Cohen, 24 (CHI/6) RB 68 +2
67 David Montgomery, 22 (CHI/6) RB 52 -15
68 Sony Michel, 24 (NE/10) RB 45 -23
69 Miles Sanders, 22 (PHI/10) RB 63 -6
70 Hunter Henry, 24 (LAC/12) TE 73 +3
71 Aaron Rodgers, 35 (GB/11) QB 67 -4
72 Alshon Jeffery, 29 (PHI/10) WR 75 +3
73 D.K. Metcalf, 21 (SEA/11) WR 80 +7
74 Derrius Guice, 22 (WAS/10) RB 50 -24
75 Russell Wilson, 30 (SEA/11) QB 72 -3
76 Damien Williams, 27 (KC/12) RB 55 -21
77 Royce Freeman, 23 (DEN/10) RB 88 +11
78 Dante Pettis, 23 (SF/4) WR 78 0
79 Kyler Murray, 22 (ARI/12) QB 87 +8
80 Tevin Coleman, 26 (SF/4) RB 74 -6
81 James White, 27 (NE/10) RB 91 +10
82 Keke Coutee, 22 (HOU/10) WR 100 +18
83 Chris Carson, 24 (SEA/11) RB 83 0
84 Mark Ingram, 29 (BAL/8) RB 79 -5
85 Curtis Samuel, 22 (CAR/7) WR 92 +7
86 Dallas Goedert, 24 (PHI/10) TE 115 +29
87 Will Fuller, 25 (HOU/10) WR 71 -16
88 Marquise Brown, 22 (BAL/8) WR 97 +9
89 Anthony Miller, 23 (CHI/6) WR 89 0
90 Vance McDonald, 29 (PIT/7) TE 154 +64
91 Sterling Shepard, 26 (NYG/11) WR 86 -5
92 Courtland Sutton, 23 (DEN/10) WR 69 -23
93 Carson Wentz, 26 (PHI/10) QB 77 -16
94 Marvin Jones, 29 (DET/5) WR 94 0
95 Cam Newton, 30 (CAR/7) QB 96 +1
96 Michael Gallup, 23 (DAL/8) WR 101 +5
97 Julian Edelman, 33 (NE/10) WR 99 +2
98 Jared Goff, 24 (LAR/9) QB 85 -13
99 Noah Fant, 21 (DEN/10) TE 106 +7
100 Matt Ryan, 34 (ATL/9) QB 105 +5
101 Lamar Miller, 28 (HOU/10) RB 102 +1
102 Mecole Hardman, 21 (KC/12) WR 134 +32
103 Parris Campbell, 22 (IND/6) WR 93 -10
104 Damien Harris, 22 (NE/10) RB 108 +4
105 T.J. Hockenson, 22 (DET/5) TE 90 -15
106 Kareem Hunt, 24 (CLE/7) RB 82 -24
107 Dak Prescott, 26 (DAL/8) QB 109 +2
108 Justice Hill, 21 (BAL/8) RB 130 +22
109 Sam Darnold, 22 (NYJ/4) QB 125 +16
110 Darrell Henderson, 21 (LAR/9) RB 98 -12
111 Trey Burton, 27 (CHI/6) TE 140 +29
112 Golden Tate, 31 (NYG/11) WR 117 +5
113 Mitch Trubisky, 24 (CHI/6) QB 114 +1
114 Kirk Cousins, 30 (MIN/12) QB 132 +18
115 Hakeem Butler, 23 (ARI/12) WR 139 +24
116 Mark Andrews, (BAL/8) TE 144 +28
117 Deebo Samuel, 23 (SF/4) WR 104 -13
118 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, 22 (PHI/10) WR 120 +2
119 Tre’Quan Smith, 23 (NO/9) WR 118 -1
120 Chris Herndon IV, 23 (NYJ/4) TE 133 +13
121 Jared Cook, 32 (NO/9) TE 145 +24
122 Austin Hooper, 24 (ATL/9) TE 129 +7
123 Latavius Murray, 29 (NO/9) RB 127 +4
124 Lamar Jackson, 22 (BAL/8) QB 110 -14
125 Kenyan Drake, 25 (MIA/5) RB 81 -44
126 Nyheim Hines, 22 (IND/6) RB 121 -5
127 Austin Ekeler, 24 (LAC/12) RB 124 -3
128 James Washington, 23 (PIT/7) WR 103 -25
129 Zay Jones, 24 (BUF/6) WR 163 +34
130 Andy Isabella, 22 (ARI/12) WR 131 +1
131 Jimmy Garoppolo, 27 (SF/4) QB 119 -12
132 Jameis Winston, 25 (TB/7) QB 111 -21
133 Matt Breida, 24 (SF/4) RB 122 -11
134 Jaylen Samuels, 23 (PIT/7) RB 141 +7
135 DaeSean Hamilton, 24 (DEN/10) WR 135 0
136 John Brown, 29 (BUF/6) WR 136 0
137 Josh Allen, 23 (BUF/6) QB 138 +1
138 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, 24 (GB/11) WR 123 -15
139 Emmanuel Sanders, 32 (DEN/10) WR 155 +16
140 Matthew Stafford, 31 (DET/5) QB 157 +17
141 Marqise Lee, 27 (JAC/10) WR 200 +59
142 Devante Parker, 26 (MIA/5) WR 152 +10
143 Ronald Jones II, 22 (TB/7) RB 113 -30
144 Kyle Rudolph, 29 (MIN/12) TE 192 +48
145 Jordan Howard, 24 (PHI/10) RB 112 -33
146 Larry Fitzgerald, 35 (ARI/12) WR 165 +19
147 Carlos Hyde, 27 (KC/12) RB 158 +11
148 Dion Lewis, 28 (TEN/11) RB 143 -5
149 Tom Brady, 42 (NE/10) QB 174 +25
150 Drew Brees, 40 (NO/9) QB 161 +11
151 Ben Roethlisberger, 37 (PIT/7) QB 162 +11
152 Dede Westbrook, 25 (JAC/10) WR 107 -45
153 DeSean Jackson, 32 (PHI/10) WR 171 +18
154 Marquise Goodwin, 28 (SF/4) WR 160 +6
155 Kenny Stills, 27 (MIA/5) WR 146 -9
156 Geronimo Allison, 25 (GB/11) WR 167 +11
157 Nelson Agholor, 26 (PHI/10) WR 169 +12
158 Devin Singletary, 21 (BUF/6) RB 126 -32
159 Jerick McKinnon, 27 (SF/4) RB 116 -43
160 Devin Funchess, 25 (IND/6) WR 148 -12
161 Ito Smith, 23 (ATL/9) RB 137 -24
162 John Ross, 24 (CIN/9) WR 175 +13
163 Tyrell Williams, 27 (OAK/6) WR 142 -21
164 Ian Thomas, 23 (CAR/7) TE 185 +21
165 Antonio Callaway, 22 (CLE/7) WR 147 -18
166 Quincy Enunwa, 27 (NYJ/4) WR 156 -10
167 LeSean McCoy, 31 (BUF/6) RB 149 -18
168 Alexander Mattison, 21 (MIN/12) RB 186 +18
169 Giovani Bernard, 27 (CIN/9) RB 180 +11
170 Justin Jackson, 23 (LAC/12) RB 217 +47
171 Kalen Ballage, 23 (MIA/5) RB 150 -21
172 Donte Moncrief, 26 (PIT/7) WR 173 +1
173 Philip Rivers, 37 (LAC/12) QB 164 -9
174 Jamaal Williams, 24 (GB/11) RB 183 +9
175 Irv Smith Jr., 21 (MIN/12) TE 178 +3
176 David Moore, 24 (SEA/11) WR 196 +20
177 T.J. Yeldon, 25 (BUF/6) RB 166 -11
178 Peyton Barber, 25 (TB/7) RB 189 +11
179 D.J. Chark, 22 (JAC/10) WR 179 0
180 Dwayne Haskins, 22 (WAS/10) QB 190 +10
181 Duke Johnson, 25 (CLE/7) RB 128 -53
182 Andy Dalton, 31 (CIN/9) QB 210 +28
183 Benny Snell Jr., 21 (PIT/7) RB 206 +23
184 Equanimeous St. Brown, 22 (GB/11) WR 197 +13
185 Hayden Hurst, 25 (BAL/8) TE 199 +14
186 Albert Wilson, 27 (MIA/5) WR 182 -4
187 Jamison Crowder, 26 (NYJ/4) WR 177 -10
188 Jordan Reed, 29 (WAS/10) TE 187 -1
189 Jordan Wilkins, 25 (IND/6) RB 223 +34
190 Randall Cobb, 28 (DAL/8) WR 204 +14
191 Diontae Johnson, 23 (PIT/7) WR 195 +4
192 Adam Humphries, 26 (TEN/11) WR 181 -11
193 Robert Foster, 25 (BUF/6) WR 153 -40
194 Bryce Love, 22 (WAS/10) RB 208 +14
195 Jace Sternberger, 23 (GB/11) TE 203 +8
196 Nick Foles, 30 (JAC/10) QB 227 +31
197 Miles Boykin, 22 (BAL/8) WR 172 -25
198 Mike Davis, 26 (CHI/6) RB 176 -22
199 Josh Gordon, 28 (NE/10) WR 219 +20
200 Gerald Everett, 25 (LAR/9) TE 228 +28

 

Zeke Elliott is my top player, because as great as I feel Saquon Barkley can be, the fact is he plays for a bad N.Y. Giants team and that matters. It’s likely that Barkley will play on a bottom third offense for the next two seasons. There has never been a number one overall running back on a bottom third offense. It just doesn’t happen. Meanwhile, Zeke is playing on a team loaded with young talent; it’s the youngest offense in the league in fact. Zeke gets his All-Pro center back in Travis Fredrick, and his new offensive coordinator looks to just be adding wrinkles to an already solid offense. The holdout doesn’t scare me even a little. Dallas has always shown the ability to sign its own players.

Like it or not, Tyreek Hill deserves to be in the top ten. He is, undoubtedly, the most explosive player in the NFL (character aside). If you are willing to look the other way, you will secure a player rising alongside a truly game-changing quarterback. Expect his ADP to continue to rise now that we know he will be on the field to start the season.

Melvin Gordon continues to plummet down my rankings. Not only am I concerned about his holdout, but he also hasn’t shown the ability to stay healthy. Health and durability can often be overlooked as skills and Gordon lacks both. In four seasons, Gordon has played just one complete season. It was also the only time he’s rushed for more than a thousand yards. I feel Gordon will ultimately be traded, and production takes a huge hit when switching teams.

One young player I am high on is Calvin Ridley. For me, he’s a top five route runner in the league and matches perfectly with what Matt Ryan wants in a receiver.  A star receiver on the other side of the field only helps to secure single coverage for the young Alabama receiver.

I am betting that Allen Robinson has a bounce-back year and his best season since his early days in Jacksonville. Robinson has also battled injuries but nothing severe. Heading into his second year with a solid offensive play caller, Robinson should have an exciting season in Chicago.

People seem to forget all of the love Rashaad Penny received heading into his rookie year. I decided to wait a year before attempting to acquire him on my teams. With a year of NFL work behind him, he still finds himself in a fantastic situation on a running focused team. He’s an explosive back that I expect to receive at least half of the carries in 2019. And once he has the backfield to himself, watch out.

Conversely, I am willing to wait a year of more on David Montgomery. A third down pick isn’t bad, by any means, but it doesn’t scream out feature back. In dynasty startups, rookies are always over-valued. Let’s see him prove it before deciding on his value.

Sony Michel worries me. While the New England Patriots did spend a first round pick on the former Georgia back, reports of a degenerative knee condition were everywhere. Just this off season he underwent a third procedure on his knees, and although minor, this looks like a player that will get a lighter work load. New England isn’t worried about fantasy football; they want to win championships. With the Patriots drafting Damien Harris in the third round this season, it’s clear to me that 200+ carries will be hard to reach for Michel.

I may be too low on Kyler Murray. Although I am higher than consensus, he might belong in the top five quarterbacks. The good thing is we will find out the answer pretty quickly. I can’t fault you for taking a chance on the young QB.

Rounding out our highlights of the Top 100 is Keke Coutee. When Deshaun Watson had his full complement of receivers, his clear number two has been Coutee. While Will Fuller is also a target for me, the price on Coutee is just too good to pass up. He’s a strong flex that can be had at a bench price.


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Marc Salazar

Born and raised in Texas, and naturally a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan. I love everything about the strategy and complexity of NFL football, no other sport compares. I've been playing some form of fantasy football for 15+ years and I run dynasty leagues that include individual defensive players, contracts, free agency, and rookie drafts. I hope to introduce at least one of you to the joys of this format. I live in San Antonio, TX with my wonderful fiance and awesome daughter.

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