The List – Week 3: Ranking The Top 200 Fantasy Football Players ROS

Rank Change Player Position Labels
1 T1 - Saquon Barkley RB
Stud
High Floor
2 +2 Ezekiel Elliott RB
Stud
High Floor
3 -1 Christian McCaffrey RB
Stud
High Floor
4 +2 DeAndre Hopkins WR
Stud
High Floor
5 +2 Davante Adams WR
Stud
High Floor
6 +2 Julio Jones WR
Stud
High Floor
7 +4 Odell Beckham Jr. WR
Stud
High Floor
8 -5 Alvin Kamara RB
Stud
9 -4 David Johnson RB
Stud
10 +6 Dalvin Cook RB
Stud
High Floor
11 T2 +3 Le’Veon Bell RB
Stud
High Floor
12 +1 Nick Chubb RB
Stud
High Floor
13 +9 Keenan Allen WR
Stud
High Floor
14 +1 Travis Kelce TE
Stud
High Floor
15 +3 Mike Evans WR
Stud
16 +1 Todd Gurley RB
Stud
17 +4 Aaron Jones RB
Stud
18 +25 Austin Ekeler RB
Stud
High Floor
19 T3 +4 Amari Cooper WR
Stud
20 -1 Josh Jacobs RB
Stud
Non Ppr Option
21 +6 Leonard Fournette RB
Stud
22 -13 Michael Thomas WR
Stud
23 +3 Adam Thielen WR
Stud
24 +1 Kerryon Johnson RB
Stud
25 +10 Chris Carson RB
Stud
26 +2 Stefon Diggs WR
Stud
27 +6 Patrick Mahomes QB
Stud
High Floor
28 +10 Mark Ingram RB
Stud
29 +17 Cooper Kupp WR
Stud
High Floor
30 -1 George Kittle TE
Stud
High Floor
31 T4 -1 Brandin Cooks WR
Stud
Boom Bust
32 +4 Kenny Golladay WR
Stud
33 +7 Chris Godwin WR
Stud
34 +13 Calvin Ridley WR
Stud
35 -11 Damien Williams RB
Stud
Boom Bust
Injured
36 +5 T.Y. Hilton WR
Stud
37 -25 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR
Stud
38 -4 Zach Ertz TE
Stud
39 T5 -8 Julian Edelman WR
High Floor
40 -8 Robert Woods WR
High Floor
41 +4 Sony Michel RB
Non Ppr Option
42 +7 Marlon Mack RB
Non Ppr Option
43 -1 Tyreek Hill WR
Stud
Injured
Bench Stash
44 -7 Tyler Lockett WR
Boom Bust
45 +5 Sammy Watkins WR
Stud
Injury Fill In
46 +2 D.J. Moore WR
High Floor
47 -37 James Conner RB
Injured
48 -28 Joe Mixon RB
Boom Bust
49 +8 David Montgomery RB
Low Ceiling
50 +3 Antonio Brown WR
Stud
Boom Bust
51 +5 Deshaun Watson QB
Stud
52 +37 Lamar Jackson QB
Stud
High Floor
Regression Candidate
53 T6 +13 Larry Fitzgerald WR
High Floor
54 -3 Tyler Boyd WR
High Floor
Low Ceiling
Non Ppr Option
55 -11 Alshon Jeffery WR
Injured
56 +45 Marquise Brown WR
Boom Bust
Regression Candidate
57 +4 Derrick Henry RB
Non Ppr Option
58 -6 Allen Robinson WR
Boom Bust
59 -20 Devonta Freeman RB
60 -2 Phillip Lindsay RB
Low Ceiling
61 +2 Matt Breida RB
Boom Bust
62 +33 Mark Andrews TE
Stud
High Floor
63 -9 Mike Williams WR
Injured
Non Ppr Option
64 -9 Josh Gordon WR
Boom Bust
65 T7 -6 Duke Johnson RB
Boom Bust
66 -6 James White RB
High Floor
67 -2 Miles Sanders RB
Boom Bust
68 +14 Carlos Hyde RB
Non Ppr Option
69 -2 Will Fuller WR
Boom Bust
70 +5 Christian Kirk WR
High Floor
71 +1 Curtis Samuel WR
Boom Bust
72 +20 Tyrell Williams WR
High Floor
73 +1 LeSean McCoy RB
Boom Bust
Injured
Non Ppr Option
74 -6 Evan Engram TE
Stud
High Floor
75 +23 John Brown WR
Boom Bust
76 +1 DeSean Jackson WR
Boom Bust
Injured
77 +2 Aaron Rodgers QB
78 -14 Tarik Cohen RB
Boom Bust
79 -10 Marvin Jones WR
Boom Bust
80 -18 Jarvis Landry WR
Low Ceiling
81 +19 D.K. Metcalf WR
Boom Bust
82 -12 Latavius Murray RB
Non Ppr Option
83 +2 Royce Freeman RB
Low Ceiling
84 +34 Emmanuel Sanders WR
High Floor
85 -5 Matt Ryan QB
High Floor
86 +1 Baker Mayfield QB
Boom Bust
87 +1 Carson Wentz QB
High Floor
88 T8 +2 A.J. Green WR
Stud
Injured
Bench Stash
89 -6 Malcolm Brown RB
Boom Bust
Non Ppr Option
Bench Stash
90 +1 Rashaad Penny RB
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
91 -10 Adrian Peterson RB
Low Ceiling
Injury Fill In
Non Ppr Option
92 +7 John Ross RB
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
Regression Candidate
93 -17 Michael Gallup WR
Injured
Bench Stash
94 -16 Dede Westbrook WR
95 -9 Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
96 - T.J. Hockenson TE
Boom Bust
97 -26 O.J. Howard TE
Boom Bust
98 -1 Tevin Coleman RB
Injured
Bench Stash
99 +24 Devin Singletary RB
Injured
Bench Stash
100 +24 Raheem Mostert RB
Boom Bust
Injury Fill In
101 +5 Tom Brady QB
High Floor
102 +12 Dak Prescott QB
High Floor
103 +4 Jared Goff QB
Boom Bust
104 +48 Mecole Hardman WR
Boom Bust
Injury Fill In
105 -11 Courtland Sutton WR
Streamer
106 -13 Robby Anderson WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
107 -5 Sterling Shepard WR
Injured
Bench Stash
108 UR Demarcus Robinson WR
Boom Bust
Injury Fill In
Regression Candidate
109 +49 Terry McLaurin WR
Boom Bust
Regression Candidate
110 T9 -26 Jamison Crowder WR
Boom Bust
111 -2 David Njoku TE
Injured
Bench Stash
112 +14 Austin Hooper TE
High Floor
113 -1 Geronimo Allison WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
114 -11 Keke Coutee WR
Bench Stash
115 +22 Darwin Thompson RB
Injury Fill In
Bench Stash
116 +33 Deebo Samuel WR
Boom Bust
117 -2 Kyler Murray QB
High Floor
118 +10 Russell Wilson QB
High Floor
119 +29 Peyton Barber RB
Low Ceiling
120 -15 Melvin Gordon RB
Stud
Injured
Bench Stash
121 +6 Darren Waller TE
High Floor
122 +76 D.J. Chark WR
Boom Bust
Regression Candidate
123 +7 Ito Smith RB
Low Ceiling
Bench Stash
124 -11 Jordan Howard RB
Low Ceiling
Bench Stash
125 -5 Kenyan Drake RB
Low Ceiling
Bench Stash
126 -1 Vance McDonald TE
Boom Bust
127 +46 Greg Olsen TE
Boom Bust
128 T10 -7 Justice Hill RB
Bench Stash
129 -18 Corey Davis WR
Bench Stash
130 -14 Dante Pettis WR
Bench Stash
131 +7 Justin Jackson RB
Bench Stash
132 -24 Cam Newton QB
Boom Bust
133 +3 Philip Rivers QB
High Floor
134 +5 Chris Thompson RB
High Floor
Low Ceiling
Streamer
135 +43 Rex Burkhead RB
Low Ceiling
Bench Stash
136 -19 Kenny Stills WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
137 +9 Golden Tate WR
Injured
Bench Stash
138 +21 Jaylen Samuels RB
Injury Fill In
Bench Stash
139 -29 Jared Cook TE
Streamer
140 -36 Darrell Henderson RB
Bench Stash
141 +33 Josh Allen QB
Streamer
142 T11 +13 Frank Gore RB
Low Ceiling
Injury Fill In
143 -21 Ronald Jones II RB
Bench Stash
144 +1 Mohamed Sanu WR
High Floor
Low Ceiling
Streamer
145 UR Preston Williams WR
Low Ceiling
Streamer
146 -11 Alexander Mattison RB
Bench Stash
147 - A.J. Brown WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
148 UR Chris Conley WR
Low Ceiling
149 -8 Delanie Walker TE
High Floor
150 +3 Marquise Goodwin WR
Boom Bust
Streamer
151 -19 James Washington WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
152 -2 Devante Parker WR
Boom Bust
153 +47 Nelson Agholor WR
Injury Fill In
154 +7 Jamaal Williams RB
Low Ceiling
Bench Stash
155 T12 -15 Giovani Bernard RB
Low Ceiling
156 -13 Damien Harris RB
Bench Stash
157 -6 Danny Amendola WR
Low Ceiling
158 -39 Anthony Miller WR
Bench Stash
159 -15 Kalen Ballage RB
Low Ceiling
Bench Stash
160 -3 Tony Pollard RB
Bench Stash
161 +18 Chase Edmonds RB
Bench Stash
162 +5 Parris Campbell WR
Bench Stash
163 +33 Randall Cobb WR
Low Ceiling
Injury Fill In
Streamer
164 +31 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR
Injury Fill In
Bench Stash
165 -5 Ryquell Armstead RB
Bench Stash
166 +18 Darrel Williams RB
Injury Fill In
Bench Stash
167 -5 Nyheim Hines RB
Low Ceiling
168 -5 Dion Lewis RB
Low Ceiling
169 -5 Mike Davis RB
Low Ceiling
170 +21 Matthew Stafford QB
High Floor
171 UR Damiere Byrd WR
Bench Stash
172 T13 -41 Donte Moncrief WR
Low Ceiling
173 -19 Eric Ebron TE
Non Ppr Option
174 -32 Jameis Winston QB
Boom Bust
Streamer
175 UR Devin Smith WR
Injury Fill In
Bench Stash
176 +21 KeeSean Johnson WR
Bench Stash
177 -2 Kyle Rudolph TE
Low Ceiling
178 -13 Gus Edwards RB
Non Ppr Option
Bench Stash
179 +8 Kareem Hunt RB
Injured
Bench Stash
180 -4 Jimmy Graham TE
Low Ceiling
181 UR Jordan Wilkins QB
Bench Stash
182 UR Jimmy Garoppolo QB
Streamer
183 -2 Noah Fant TE
Bench Stash
184 +6 Chris Herndon IV TE
Injured
Bench Stash
185 -29 Derrius Guice RB
Injured
Bench Stash
186 -52 Albert Wilson WR
Injured
187 -21 C.J. Anderson RB
Low Ceiling
Non Ppr Option
188 -11 Dare Ogunbowale RB
Low Ceiling
189 -7 Ty Montgomery RB
Bench Stash
190 UR Darren Sproles RB
Low Ceiling
191 UR Will Dissly TE
Streamer
192 -24 Mitch Trubisky QB
Boom Bust
Streamer
193 -4 Trey Burton TE
Bench Stash
194 UR Hunter Renfrow WR
Low Ceiling
Bench Stash
195 UR Trey Quinn WR
Low Ceiling
196 -26 Adam Humphries WR
Low Ceiling
197 -4 Diontae Johnson WR
Bench Stash
198 -15 Taylor Gabriel WR
Boom Bust
199 -28 DaeSean Hamilton WR
Low Ceiling
200 UR Andy Dalton QB
Streamer

Labels Legend

Stud
High Floor
Low Ceiling
Boom / Bust
Injured / Suspended / Holdout
Injury Fill-In
Non-PPR Option
Bench Stash
Streamer
Regression Candidate

 

 

Every Tuesday of the regular season, I will be updating my rest of season rankings for PPR leagues, in hopes of helping you with roster construction and trade negotiations. These are not Week 3 matchup rankings, which I will release every Wednesday. The List is created with the rest of the season in mind.

 

Player Notes

 

  • Lamar Jackson graces the cover of this week’s list, and for good reason. Two weeks into the season, Jackson leads all quarterbacks with 64.4 fantasy points, good for a 32.2 point per game average. He’s proven to be a dangerous deep passer (596 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in two games) with the infusion of young talent into the Ravens offense. And on Sunday, Jackson showed what separates him from the pack, with a bell-cow running back worthy 120 rushing yards on 16 carries. I tend to devalue quarterbacks in standard one quarterback leagues, so his 52 overall ranking should be taken as high praise. I’m keeping Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes ranked ahead of him for now, but that could change. Watson has faced a much tougher schedule, on the road in New Orleans Week 1 and home against the Jaguars Week 2, while Jackson has faced arguably the easiest schedule in Miami and Arizona. But a week or two more of this performance, and Jackson may be nipping at the heels of the great Mahomes.
  • The top of my list gets a shakeup with some quarterback injuries and shaky play affecting offenses league-wide. A week after nearly moving Christian McCaffrey to the top overall player, I’ve moved McCaffrey down to number three overall, with Ezekiel Elliott rising to number two. It’s a minor move, but one brought on by the shaky play of McCaffrey’s quarterback, Cam Newton. I’m worried by what I saw in the Thursday night game, as Newton is either injured or struggling to adjust his mechanics after his shoulder surgery. With Newton’s inaccuracy hurting the offense as a whole, Elliott just looks to be in a more stable situation.
  • With Drew Brees set to miss six weeks (though the injury is still being evaluated), I’ve moved Alvin Kamara down below the elite wide receivers to number eight overall. I’m also concerned that even when Brees does return, he may be much less than 100%, and as a quarterback playing in his forties, he can’t afford to lose much zip on his passes. I’m keeping Kamara as an elite option out of sheer respect for his talents, and the playcalling ability of Sean Payton, but this will be a true test to Kamara’s fantasy value. Michael Thomas finds himself in a similar situation, dropping 13 spots to number 22 overall. Thomas should be able to maintain a decent enough PPR floor, but this likely saps much of his ceiling.
  • David Johnson falls four spots along with Kamara to number nine overall, below the elite wide receivers in DeAndre Hopkins, Davante Adams, Julio Jones, and Odell Beckham Jr. This is just as much about respecting these elite wide receivers as it is about docking Johnson, as I am still optimistic on his rest of season outlook. But with a minor wrist injury, and some concerning usage in Week 2 (7 carries, 1 target), its just enough to drop Johnson below the elites of the wide receiver position for now.
  • Dalvin Cook jumps up six spots, and there isn’t much that needs to be said. He looks explosive and powerful and is the number one option on the Vikings offense. He will be towards the top of the rankings as long as he is healthy.
  • Austin Ekeler leaps 25 spots into the top 20 overall, as he is the top PPR running back through two weeks. The only thing keeping him from going higher is the slim chance that Melvin Gordon returns before expected, which remains around Week 10. Philip Rivers leans on the running back position in the passing game more than anyone, and with Hunter Henry‘s unfortunate injury, Ekeler will see as much work as he can handle.
  • I love what I am seeing from Kenny Golladay, Chris Godwin, and Calvin Ridley, and frankly wanted to move them higher. I think there’s a chance they could surpass the likes of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs if the Vikings aren’t forced to go to the air more often. Golladay, Godwin, and Ridley are supremely talented young players that seem to be improving their fantasy outlooks each week.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner take big hits with the season-ending injury to Ben Roethlisberger. With no chance of a return from their franchise quarterback, Smith-Schuster and Conner are forced to figure things out with Mason Rudolph. I don’t think this situation is entirely hopeless, as the Steelers have an excellent offensive line, and Rudolph should be familiar with the system entering his second year. But there’s no denying that this is a devastating blow to their fantasy outlooks, with Conner even nursing a minor injury on top of everything.
  • Joe Mixon plummets down my ranks along with Conner, mostly due to his supporting cast. The Bengals have shown zero ability to run the ball in 2019, posting a shockingly bad 59 yards on 33 carries through two games, good for a 1.9 yards per rush average. The offensive line simply can’t create running lanes, so new coach Zac Taylor has smartly abandoned the run. With just 17 receiving yards on eight targets in two games, Mixon doesn’t seem to be developing the passing game role we had hoped for either. Maybe I’m overreacting putting Mixon at 48 overall, but I just don’t see how this ends in a top-end fantasy campaign.
  • I simply don’t see how Antonio Brown makes it through the whole season without a major suspension at this point. He’s ranked 50 overall, and he’s a no-doubt starter while playing, but I wouldn’t expect 14 more games from him, and I wouldn’t be shocked if something happened sooner rather than later.
  • Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews ascend the ranks along with Lamar Jackson, with Brown settling in at 56 and Andrews at 62. Andrews actually feels like the more believable of the two, as he looks like an elite tight end going forward. Brown is likely due for some regression, but as the number four overall PPR wide receiver through two games, and coming off a game with 13 targets, we can’t chalk this all up to a couple of big plays. I certainly would need a king’s ransom to trade Brown at this point.
  • Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson skyrocket up the ranks to 104 and 108 respectively. Anyone with a pulse at wide receiver is playable for the Chiefs, as Mahomes had numerous receivers streaking downfield uncovered during Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Andy Reid and Mahomes are just on another level right now, so we are literally to the point of “start all the Chiefs” when in doubt. This offense can be hard to predict where the scoring will come from, but the upside is massive every week. Hardman and Robinson only stay outside of the top 100 rest of season due to the impending return of Tyreek Hill.
  • All secondary options on the Steelers and Saints take a nose dive due to the quarterback injuries, including Latavius Murray, Jared Cook, Vance McDonald, James Washington, Donte Moncrief, and Ted Ginn.
  • I generally devalue the tight end and quarterback positions, as they are much easier to fill being positions that only start one player. As a result, there are some good players at those positions way down my rankings. But I continue to prioritize stockpiling wide receivers and running backs, as you can already see the attrition at those positions after just two weeks. Hopefully the depth of players I rank at these positions can help you stay one step ahead of your competition at those spots, which are ultimately the positions that bring home fantasy championships.

 

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Erik Smith

Head of QB List. Writer at numberFire and Pitcher List. Ohio University graduate. Now lives in Asheville, NC, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Comments


Erik Smith

He’s a top 20 player if he doesn’t get suspended. Somewhere after OBJ at wide receiver, in the Keenan Allen to Amari Cooper range.

Ezra Laemmle

Trade question: was shopping Christian Kirk for an RB2/3 and got offered Tarik Cohen. My other RBs are Josh Jacobs, Miles Sanders, and Nyheim Hines. Meanwhile I have Juju/OBJ/Sammy Watkins, plus John Ross and Mecole Hardman on the bench. My question is this:

Given how much better I am at WR than RB, does Cohen for Kirk check out? I can see myself starting Cohen, but not Kirk.

Or should I hold and wait for a better offer?

Erik Smith

I would ideally wait, but depends how desperate you get for a running back. I like Kirk more than Cohen, and I think bigger days are coming for Kirk that could increase his value. But Cohen is at least someone you can start. If there are some sort term running back streamer options on waivers, I think I would go that route and try to get a little more for Kirk later.

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