2019 Rankings: Updated Top 200 Players for Fantasy Football

Erik Smith updates his top 200 Players for the upcoming fantasy football season.

My updated top 200 players for fantasy drafts can also be found in my latest cheat sheet if you would like an easy to follow guide for your drafts. In today’s update, I’ll go through the risers and fallers since my original top 200 from the beginning of August.

Scroll past my rankings to the bottom of the page to see notes on various risers and fallers over the past month of the preseason.

These rankings are based on PPR scoring.


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




  • Put a big asterisk next to Ezekiel Elliott‘s ranking. You could take him off your board if you want and I wouldn’t fault you. The closer we get to the season, the closer it seems that he will miss some time. Part of me thinks the two sides are bluffing, but any missed time certainly drops him further in draft rankings.
  • Nick Chubb only jumps four spots, but it is a significant four spots, as he jumps up into the early second round at 14 overall. The trade of Duke Johnson leaves a huge void in the backfield that will be filled by Chubb for the first eight weeks at the least.
  • At number 19, Mike Evans marks the end of the clear top options in the first two rounds. If you can come out of your draft with two of the top 19, you should feel very happy with almost any combination. I love Aaron Jones, but you can get him later than 20th overall in most drafts. After Evans, there’s a significant dropoff.
  • After the Andrew Luck retirement, T.Y. Hilton drops from 23 overall to 42, Marlon Mack drops from 33 overall to 50, and the secondary options (Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle) in the offense take even bigger hits. Hilton and Mack can still be usable options with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback, however, so if they plummet in your drafts, don’t be afraid to take them at a value.
  • Josh Gordon ends up at 69 overall in my updated rankings. I’m not as high on him as some, with concerns over the run-heavy nature of the Patriots offense, and the number of targets that Julian Edelman and James White will soak up. And yet, it is hard to deny his playmaking upside, an element that the Patriots desperately need. Tom Brady was better last year with Gordon on the field and may look to him often.
  • Matt Breida is a sleeper that is piquing everyone’s interest as of late, as the San Francisco backfield is thinned out a bit with the likely IR trip in store for Jerick McKinnon. With only Tevin Coleman to compete with, Breida should see a solid workload from the start. Just know that in a league full of sharp drafters, there will likely be many other owners waiting to pounce on Breida at his current value. You may want to pick him a round earlier than you would like in order to secure his services.
  • I’m a fan of virtually all of the later round rookie running backs, with Miles Sanders, Darrell Henderson, Darwin Thompson, Justice Hill, and Damien Harris all providing interesting upside at their respective draft positions. Henderson is slipping after a lackluster preseason, making him finally on the board when I would consider picking him. Regardless of his performance, he stands to benefit if Todd Gurley struggles with health. Thompson is flying up draft boards, sadly becoming to rich for me to take in most drafts. Hill and Harris are two running backs that I have been drafting often, as I like their value as complementary pieces in extremely run-heavy offenses, with upside for more. Overall, try to stay disciplined and take the values here. We probably don’t know which one of these players will break out, so target the values.
  • I probably should have Donte Moncrief higher than James Washington, as Moncrief looks locked into the number two role, while most of Washington’s preseason production has come with the backups. I still can’t help think that there is some untapped upside with Washington, however, but I would be happy taking either of these Steelers wide receivers to stash on my bench while waiting on their roles to solidify.
  • Overall, there are a lot of later running backs that I find myself wanting to draft, while the wide receiver position thins out a bit quicker. You may be better off filling your bench with the dependable backup receivers first while mixing in the upside running backs as the values present themselves. It feels important this year to have a general strategy for your bench, so keep in mind how many of each position you would like. As always, I am using my bench almost exclusively for running backs and wide receivers, while using waivers as my backup quarterback and tight end.


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2 responses to “2019 Rankings: Updated Top 200 Players for Fantasy Football”

  1. Benjamin Childs says:

    Keeper question for you…

    I’ve got Hopkins, McC, Conner, and Chubb penciled in as my first four keepers. I can keep one more, either Mixon or Kittle.

    Mixon would be my fourth RB and would be bench depth or trade bait given that we can only start three at a time. But I’ve learned over the years you can never have too many good RB’s.

    Or do I keep Kittle? This would have the added benefit of allowing me to keep my team name Kittles ‘n Bits.

  2. Brad R says:

    Does Carlos Hyde rise based on the new situation?

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