Post-Draft Fantasy Football Rankings Refresh
Fantasy Football Rankings Refresh
With the 2019 NFL Draft done and in the books, it is time to seriously turn an eye to fantasy football rankings for 2019. The teams are mostly set, we know all the coaches and coordinators and have a good idea of what the preseason position battles are going to be. My top 300 fantasy football rankings have been reconfigured to account for the stream of information that has been flowing towards us since the conclusion of the draft.
ADP - Average Draft Position
Fantasy Football Rankings Notes:
- Juju Smith-Shuster remains my WR1, as he should be for a majority of the fantasy football community. JJSS plays in one of the best and most pass-happy offenses in football and should see a marked uptick in volume.
- George Kittle and Travis Kelce are two king-makers of the fantasy football game right now. Both have chances to set records at the position and lead their team in targets in 2019.
- I am lower than the market on James Conner and Le'Veon Bell. I see some threat that Conner loses receiving work to Jaylen Samuels and a little bit of rushing equity to Benny Snell. Conner is not a #special player per se, and most of his value is tied to workload. There are not any real threats to Bell's workload but expecting the Jets to be as efficient as the Bell Steelers is foolhardy.
- I wouldn't draft Todd Gurley with Brit Devine's first-round pick.
- Damien Williams came out of the NFL draft as a real winner. The Chiefs added two change of pace, pass-catching running backs but no one who is a threat to Williams job outright.
- Josh Jacobs is a first-round pick, has zero competition and plays for what should be a better offense than they were in 2018. There is no reason he shouldn't go in the second-round of redraft leagues.
- Jared Cook has a legit argument to be the fourth-ranked tight end in fantasy football. The Saints have long used their tight end in the redzone and if Tre'Quan Smith isn't quite ready, I expect Cook to approach 100 targets.
- Derrick Henry is going to be in a timeshare where he doesn't catch passes, plays with an oft-injured quarterback and made up a majority of his fantasy scoring in 2018 in one game. Not interested at his current price.
- All of the Dolphins skill position players (Kenyan Drake, Kenny Stills, Devante Parker, Albert Wilson, Mike Gesicki) are underpriced and none of their volume is being priced in.
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