2016 Rankings: Top-200 (Standard) | Top-200 (Half-PPR) | Top-200 (PPR) | QBRB (Standard) | RB (Half-PPR)RB (PPR) | WR (Standard) | WR (Half-PPR)WR (PPR) | TE (Standard) | TE (Half-PPR)TE (PPR) | K | DST

Dynasty Rankings: Top-150 | QB | RB | WR | TE | Top-50 Rookies

Year Accuracy Rank High Low Percentile
2015 57.5% 22 out of 123 59.9% 51.6% Top 20%
2014 58.1% 31 out of 125 60.7% 50.6% Top 25%

One could argue that no other position is affected most by PPR than the running back position. My response would be, why are we arguing bro? I agree with you! While wide receiver and tight end rankings are obviously affected by receptions, running backs are still the cream of the crop when it comes to the fantasy draft. (Though, as I’ve alluded to in the past, this has been changing…) And the PPR curveball (a baseball metaphor in a football post? Dangerous AND exciting folks… much like my love-making) certainly sends massive tidal waves that would surely kill some dinosaurs. But only if said tidal wave was caused by an asteroid hitting Earth. And if the tidal wave was actually a tsunami. And if it was 230 million years ago. But that’s besides the point, but not really, because President Reagan cut taxes like a velociraptor, so we know they existed recently. Science! But yeah. What were we talking about again? Ah yes, Running Back rankings for PPR leagues…

 

  1. Geo says:
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    What’s up with the large discrepancy in the Yeldon rank vs. ECR? I’m in a 1/2 point ppr keeper league, 5 max keepers. Basically what my team boils down to is WR: Watkins, Cooper, Landry, Josh Gordon (unlikely, but figured I’d include him). RB: Hyde, Anderson, Yeldon.
    Figured Watkins and Cooper are locks. Hyde and Anderson are locks. For my 5th spot: I love his potential, and traded for him last year. But Yeldon worries me with Ivory there to at best vulture td’s, and at worst get the bulk of carries and goal line and relinquish Yeldon to change of pace/3rd down duties. Landry’s usage last year was great, but can Tannehill take the next step, and will Landry get the same usage in Gase’s offense. And will Gordon even play? An absolute beast if he does, but what are the odds on that. Your thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Geo: I just ended liking him a bit more I suppose. I liked him a lot last season too… but that may have been premature. But what you bring up are all great points. I might actually write a post on this once rankings are done. I’d like to talk about Ivory too.

      Something to note, I think half PPR would slightly downgrade him.

      • Geo says:
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        @Jay: I was and am a big fan of Yeldon too. I traded for him last year based on his youth, abilities, and the fact that the Jags are a young team who should continue to improve each year. Just wish they didn’t sign Ivory to fuck it up haha. For my 5th keeper, who do you like best out of Yeldon, Landry, Gordon (if he plays that is)?

  2. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    How about Elliot? You have him ranked high in your standard list, but hes in the 50s here? Im sure its just a small mistake. Either way, love the rankings!

    Advice for the draft?

    Im keeping David Johnson, Devante Parker, and Big Ben for a total of $12. Would you go after a big name RB or go for two top tier WRs? Obviously value factors in here, but if the draft went exactly as planned?

    Thanks Jay!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: Yeah, that’s a big mistake, let me correct that. Just to state, FP automatically places these players, so I have to manually unlock them from my standard rankings, so there are quite a few more discrepancies than there should be. I believe he’s still top-5 for me. Unfortunately, I can’t update until tomorrow I think, when the new system is fully implemented.

  3. mortimer says:
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    Was just wondering about Elliot myself. Falling from 3 in standard to 56 in PPR is…???

    Or is James Starks gonna catch THAT many passes?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @mortimer: Starks never do well. That’s what I’ve learned in this life. Yeah, like I mentioned in the previous comment, must have been an error when importing or something, because he was top-5 if I remember correctly. It’ll be corrected as soon as FP’s new ranking system is live…

      • mortimer says:
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        @Jay:

      • mortimer says:
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        @Jay: @Jay:

        For as much as we’re paying you, these type mistakes really shouldn’t be happening, Jay.

  4. Dibbbes says:
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    Keep Watkins lose 4th, keep Murray lose 8th?
    Ppr

    • Dibbbes says:
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      @Dibbbes: Lat murray

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dibbbes: I’d actually keep Murray here, I think the round value just barely makes it worth it.

  5. Dibbbes says:
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    With it being a keeper league and a lot of running backs being kept what do you think would have more value at end of 2nd, wr or rb

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dibbbes: I’m tempted to say WR, but if the league is starved at RB, that would hold the most value. I think you go that direction.

  6. Zach

    Zach says:
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    You seem pretty high on Ingram compared to others that I have looked at. Any reason? Seems like he could be a great candidate for a fantastic year, but could slide a bit due to his injury last year.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zach: Yeah, I’m banking and a strong season again. Risky, but I’m a little iffy on the ones behind him too.

  7. ElBoss says:
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    Jay!! Please man, I need more posts, more podcasts, whats up Tehol, is he lost on a mystical sexcapade?!!?!?! Tell him to send some of those models my way!! Lets get some good analysis on the 4th and 5th round in particular. Love you guys, awesome people!!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Haha, yeah, Tehol’s life has gotten busy and a pod on just me is probably unwise. More content will be coming soon, and rankings will get back on schedule tomorrow.

  8. Paradise paved says:
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    I’m in a 1/2 point ppr . We can keep up to 4 players and simply just lose that round’s pick if we keep a guy. I won last year so my round 4 pick is player / pick 48.

    I was thinking of keeping lacy, Antonio brown, Mike Evans, and Russell Wilson.

    I also have Matt jones, Cobb, and Brees. I can also attempt to trade these guys and gain a draft pick or two. Someone may want to keep one of them.
    Would you agree with my plan ? Thanks !

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yes, your plan is exactly what I’d be doing. Keep me updated if you need advice on the particulars.

  9. Dorian S. says:
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    Hey Jay and Razzball, great work and reads as always. Question for you Jay. In my 6 keeper league of 20 H2H teams, I need to reshuffle my keepers. After we cut the round from 20 to 15 (with the 5 rounds we cut be free agents to save time), this now changes everything.

    The scoring is a modified PPR with Return Yards, and there’s so much more I’d have to fill in if I were to write it out, just think of it as that, and we’re good. Also QB gets penalized -2 for Ints and -3 for Sacks.

    Rosters are: QB, 2 RB, 3 WR/TEs, 1 Flex w/QB, and IDP that I’m not mentioning because I don’t have any players defensively worth keeping.

    My current keeper selection is:
    QBs – Cam Newton (Round 1)
    RBs – Todd Gurley (Round 2), T.J. Yeldon (Round 2)
    WR/TEs – DeVante Parker (Round 4), Dorial Green-Beckham (Round 5), Chris Conley (Round 8), Allen Hurns (Round 11), Travis Kelce (Round 11), Allen Robinson (Round 15), Rishard Matthews (Round 15), Seth Roberts (Round 15), Vance McDonald (Round 15)

    I’ve only got 1 QB in Cam Newton. Though having two starting RBs is huge, the Yeldon/Ivory situation makes him costing me a Round 3 a big deal that I’m not sure is worth. I’m thinking that if I really want to maximize the most potential, I should probably keep Hurns and Robinson for sure, Rishard Matthews as he’s likely the Z with the Titans, Newton and Gurley as well.

    It is that last spot that I’m not sure of. Do I keep Yeldon even at the Round 3 cost (I drafted Gurley before Yeldon) even with the Ivory situation? Or do I keep one of my WR/TEs like Parker (because he’s WR2) or Kelce (as he’s great)?

    Thanks as always and keep up the good work! You and everyone at Razzball.

  10. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! Should I keep Jarvis Landry or Woodhead in a 12 team ppr league? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Chargers bias aside, I still think Woodhead has immense value in PPR leagues. Rivers prioritizes this guy a lot.

  11. Jerry says:
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    Thanks, Jay!

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