Patrick Mahomes (1.0 – 2nd, up 1 spot): It was a hot take out of the gate to not have Patrick Mahomes as the number one QB in Fantasy Football in the first addition of my positional rankings. That was assuming Tyreek Hill would sit out and Mahomes would be without his true top receiver to throw the deep ball to. Crazy me to assume Hill would be suspended. Now Mahomes is the automatic number one QB off the board and has a real legitimate chance of repeating as Fantasy’s top scorer.
Carson Wentz (1.0 – 11th, up 4 spots): People may forget that just two seasons ago, Carson Wentz was the favorite to win the MVP award before going down with injury. With plenty of time to heal from his injury a year ago and his offense being the richest it has ever been, Wentz is ready to go. He will not be on a pitch count in Training Camp is has a real chance to establish himself as the elite once again.
Christian McCaffrey (1.0 – 2nd, up 1 spot): After originally having Ezekiel Elliott as the end all, be all number one overall choice in all Fantasy formats this season. That has changed with Zeke possibly sitting out and CMC being the best pass catcher out of the backfield. He was just 0.3 points off of being the RB1 a season ago and with Cam Newton needing to focus on his health while hopefully returning to form, CMC will be the centerpiece for this offense yet again.
Chris Carson (1.0 – unranked): Chris Carson has been slated as 100% going into this years Training Camp and his a real threat to run for 1,000 yards for a second straight season. While Rashaad Penny is breathing down his neck, the Seahawks utilized multiple RBs a season ago and will do the same this season. Carson is a low RB2/Flex candidate in PPR.
Tyreek Hill (1.0 – 16th, up 12 spots): Assuming some sort of suspension between 1 to 4 games, he was easily outside the top 10 and ranked 16th. Now that he has been freed to practice and play with no sanctions. He finished as the WR3 in PPR scoring, which brings him all the way up to the 4th ranked position, just behind Julio Jones.
Jarvis Landry (1.0 – unranked): Being apart of one of the best offenses in the NFL certainly has its perks. After not being ranked prior, his prowess in PPR gets him back into the top 25 as he teams with his LSU counterpart OBJ this season.
OJ Howard (1.0 – 7th, up 2 spots): Something tells me that Bruce Arians is going to love what he sees out of a healthy OJ Howard. As long as he stays healthy, he may have the most upside at the position after showing signs last year of being a stud, no matter the QB.
Matt Ryan (1.0 – 6th, down 5 spots): There isn’t a more inconsistent QB than Matty Ice in Fantasy Football. Since 2013, his finishes have been incredibly spotty at best.
- 2013 – QB15
- 2014 – QB7
- 2015 – QB19
- 2016 – QB2
- 2017 – QB15
- 2018 – QB2
These finishes are in no way worth your time in the early rounds and despite a QB2 finish last year, I will not be spending a consensus 8th round pick on him while other guys like Wentz, Newton, and Brees will probably be available.
Ezekiel Elliott (1.0 – 1st, down 2 spots): Sitting out is not something we want to see in a top choice anymore. In the first edition of my mock draft, he was my first overall selection. Now that Training Camp has come around and there is no Zeke in attendance, he falls a few pegs, especially in PPR. Give me Saquon or McCaffrey over him any time until something is fixed.
Melvin Gordon (1.0 – 5th, down 4 spots): The current report is that there is a legitimate chance that Melvin Gordon’s holdout lasts games. No one wants to spend a first round choice on him. In either a 10 man or 12 man draft, I expect Melvin to fall to the second round rightfully so. Until something is fixed here, it isn’t worth your time in the first round, much like Le’Veon Bell last season.
Kenyan Drake (1.0 – 23rd, no longer ranked): For some reason, the Dolphins seem to not trust Kenyan Drake who has shown incredible ability in the past few seasons and could dominate touches if needed. Kallen Ballage has seen the first team reps so far in Training Camp which has Drake easily following out of the top 25 RBs.
Michael Thomas (1.0 – 4th, down 2 spots): Michael Thomas is holding out to get the long-term deal he feels he deserves. That means he falls out of the top five as well with Tyreek Hill jumping all the way up and Odell Beckham Jr. being worth your time rather than a holdout.
Sammy Watkins (1.0 – 23rd, no longer ranked): With Tyreek Hill back in the picture, Sammy Watkins value easily has him fall out of the top 25 as he becomes one of the lower players on the totem pole for touches on the Chiefs.
Eric Ebron (1.0 – 4th, down 2 spots): Evan Engram and OJ Howard have higher ceilings than Eric Ebron. With Jack Doyle back in the mix and Devin Funchess being a possible answer in the red zone, Ebron takes a real hit.
This QB class is one of the most stacked in Fantasy Football history. The top 20 all have potential to be worth starting in any league. Whether I am spending an earlier choice on a QB like Patrick Mahomes or waiting out the whole draft to take a combo of Jameis Winston and Josh Allen could be just as successful.
The depth continues, as their are more choices for a solid RB2 than ever before. The top 10, even top 15 is loaded to the point that any could result in being an RB1.
The huge change that came at WR as I update my rankings is Tyreek Hill flying up to the board into the top 5 as he has earned with Patrick Mahomes. While I personally may not be one to take a WR in the first round this season, the possibility of getting one like OBJ or JuJu in the second round is incredible to think about.
More stacked than usual. With names like Njoku, Olsen, and Graham outside the top 10 and having a real chance at either redemption or breakout, this could be the year for the TE. If you don’t take on of the big three, there is a chance not to worry as much with guys with that talent lower down.
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