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%

It’s wide receiver ranking time folks, and perhaps more than running backs, I find this position the hardest to work with. Not because it has a boner (though I have no idea how to verify this, but I’m willing to experiment!), but because of the sheer amount of players. There is no dearthness here my friends. And the process involves a lot of research and time, I mean, did you know there’s something called a Funchess in the NFL? I thought it was a character from Pokémon. Also, I was quite surprised that Buffalo did, in fact, have wide receivers on their depth chart. I had just assumed they were going to line-up 10 blockers and have Tyrod Taylor throw to himself. (Now that I think of it, this actually might give the boost that the Bills need to take the next level. The next level being not third or fourth place in the division.) But that’s not all I learned. Yes, you might be surprised by this… completely astounded I tell ya, but I also have some fantasy knowledge to drop. CRAZY, I know. So let’s get fantasy relevant… (That’s what she said. Uh, wait, that doesn’t really work here. I mean, it does, but it’s not really the strongest joke I could have put out there. Not sure why this is still a thing…)

 

  1. Dorian S. says:
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    Hey Jay. Guess you didn’t see my post from your June 14th column. No worries, I didn’t realize the date and it kind of doesn’t matter since I’m wheeling and dealing before the draft.

    Curious though. I currently have DeVante Parker as my Round 4 draft pick. Is he going to be worth keeping at that round?? We’ve got 20 teams (maybe 18, depends on if two come back), 15 rounds, IDP, PPR, roster size is 20 (5 picked up via waivers this season).

    Rosters are QB/2RB/3WRTE/1Flex!QB/1K/2DL/2LB/2DB/1IDPFlex. And before you ask, yes, IDP isn’t treated nicely.

    Considering all of that, I was thinking probably a good idea of keeping him. At first I wasn’t, but for a Round 4 keeper, probably worth hanging onto. Especially as a WR2 (I call them by position, not actual worth). I’ve also got Allen Robinson (WR1) and Rishard Matthews (is currently Z, so WR1) at Round 15, Allen Hurns (WR2) and Travis Kelce (TE1) at Round 11.

    I can only keep 6 players, with 2 of those held by Cam Newton (duh, Round 1) and Todd Gurley (double duh, Round 2). I might’ve had a 3rd locked up by TJ Yeldon (Round 2, but classified for me as Round 3) but someone’s trying to trade for him and it might score me a Round 2 AND give me back my Round 3. As nice as he is, getting a second QB, would be nicer. Though, just got told our original trade got shot down due to issues, so there is that.

    I’m thinking if I can’t get the trade to go through to keep Hurns and Robinson for sure (especially after this posting). If I can move Yeldon, hang onto both Rishard and DeVante. If I can’t move him, hang onto Rishard and pray I can land DeVante in the draft.

    Anyways, thanks as always for the reads! From both you and Razzball as well. :D I might not always post thanks, but know I do thank you guys. :D

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dorian S.: hey, sorry about that. Give me a few hours, I don’t think i can properly answer this on my phone.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dorian S.: Yeah, I think that’s still pretty good value on Parker, and even though I think WR depth is still pretty strong this season, your format really ups that value here. On your keepers, I like what I see here, and on your trade options, yeah, I’d dangle Yeldon out there. I still like him a lot, but I like your other personnel a bit more. And you’re welcome!

      • Dorian S. says:
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        @Jay: Thanks for the reply Jay, no worries about the phone thing. As you can tell, I ain’t exactly posting quickly.

        Also, I managed to snag an interesting 4 way deal thanks to Yeldon.

        What I gave up was the rights to Cam Newton, T.J Yeldon, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Travis Kelce. Pick wise it was my 6th, 8th, 10th and 12.

        My keepers became this:
        RB – Todd Gurley (Round 2)
        QB – Sam Bradford (Round 3)
        WR – DeVante Parker (Round 4)
        WR – Allen Hurns (Round 11)
        WR – Allen Robinson (Round 15)
        WR – Rishard Matthews (Round 15)

        You saw one of my prizes, but here’s the rest.

        1st Overall Draft Pick, regained my 1st and 5th rounders (two 1st now), QB Sam Bradford (slotted in my round 3), 4th, 6th and 9th from Team 4.

        Meaning I have 2 1sts, an extra 4th, 5th, 2 6ths, 7th and 2 9ths as my picks. :D

        Currently, we have 5 teams that haven’t checked back in, with 4 of those ahead of my second 1st (5 in total). With one of those checked in teams not coming back. We’re only looking to acquire one other team at the moment. Assuming that our commissioner gives that person a clean slate instead of giving out a team allows the following QBs to be available: Matthew Stafford, Carson Palmer, Colin Kaepernick, Jay Cutler, Teddy Bridgewater, Robert Griffin 3, Carson Wentz and Jared Goff. Even if he doesn’t, that means only one of those QBs isn’t sticking around.

        Meaning I’ve got a chance to snag a rookie and someone else. At worst case, everyone sticks around, the new owner gets to keep the old owner’s QB (Teddy) and I then end up with a shot at both Wentz and Goff or a QB and Elliot to pair with my Gurley. Not to mention all stock my bench with top fleshy talents.

        Good times or bad times, it nevertheless is fun thinking about the new season. :D

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Dorian S.: Yeah, I like what happened here, including building for the future with that rookie pick. I think the keepers you have are well-rounded in terms of position and talent, so again, good stuff.

          • Dorian S. says:
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            @Jay:

            Efficiency is always good.

            @Jay:
            Thanks also about the trade. Was worried I may not have gotten enough back in return.

  2. SwaggerJackers says:
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    I wish we could get player by player commentary like Grey does on the baseball side. It’s a lot more helpful to know why guys are ranked where they are. I know it’s a huge undertaking but that’s what makes the baseball rankings so much more helpful than other fantasy baseball sites.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: There are some valid reasons for this, first and foremost, once all the rankings are complete, I tend to change them a lot until the season hits. There’s a lot less variation with Grey and his rankings, meaning there’s less chance for outdating his own blurbs the days or weeks immediately after.

      In the end, I have to weigh the pros and cons, and now that we’ve established two years of useful accuracy results, I’d rather spend the time I would writing small blurbs that get outdated quickly to make sure my rankings are the best I can provide.

      Also, I do take note of when commenters ask about specific players in the comment section, and will be tackling entire posts on what people ask me about if the topic calls for it, so if there are some players you are looking for some additional content on, I’m always happy to try and oblige.

      In the end, I’d rather this website have it’s own way of doing things, and because we’re not as big as the baseball site, I’m going to try to err on the side of efficiency, but try and keep the personal connection to the readers as strong as I can. If that starts lacking, I hope that the community points that out so I can make sure we’re going in the right direction. Just like you’re doing here.

  3. Red Wolf says:
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    In a dynasty format, I was offered Tyler Lockett for Kennth Dixon. I know Lockett is more of a sure thing but Dixon upside to me in Tresmans offense is interesting. Am I crazy to turn this down? Seems like I shouldn’t.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yeah, I can see the appeal. If it doesn’t hurt your team too much, in a dynasty format, I don’t mind taking a risk and going upside on someone I believe in. I say go for it.

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