Instead of throwing a table on Monday’s post, I think that a separate post for PPR is justifiable. I can talk about players who make a jump up in PPR for beginners and we can always discuss in the comment section. PPR is my preferred method of scoring. What can I say? I’m a sucker for more points. Commissioner tip while we’re on the subject: consider adding decimal scoring if you don’t already. Milk all of the yardage for what it’s worth. Here are some noticeable moves in my rankings when we change the scoring.

Duke Johnson and Christian McCaffery – Duke Johnson caught 74 balls last year  for 693 yards and 3 touchdowns. That led to a 1,000 yard season overall and a very high finish in PPR among running backs. I moved him up 15 spots from my standard rankings to #41 in PPR. I would love to move him to the 20-30 overall range and you could argue that he deserves it. But, there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen and the receptions could take a downward turn. Still, I like Duke Johnson a lot in PPR.

Christian McCaffery obviously gets a large bump in PPR, it should be business as usual for him when it comes to catching passes out of the backfield. I moved him from #27 in standard to #16 in PPR. I think a second round value is reasonable even though I’m not sold on him as a guy that I want to draft this season. He caught 80 balls last year and was noticeably more successful than Duke Johnson in each category. If Ron Rivera sticks to his word that McCaffery carries the ball 200 times (I personally think that’s a crock of shit), then he is potentially top 10.

Larry Fitzgerald – Closest to a guarantee of 90-100 catches that you’ll get for the price. He moves up to #22 in PPR. You think that’s high? Sam Bradford is a gun-slinger when he is healthy and Josh Rosen also carried that reputation at UCLA.

Jerick McKinnon – PPR is where I like Jerick McKinnon the most. He will play in an offense with similarities to the 2016 Atlanta Falcons. Kyle Shanahan has his pieces in place so look for McKinnon to play the “Devonta Freeman” role. Late second round to early third round value. Boom or bust guy, be careful.

Kyle RudolphKyle Rudolph is a top 50 guy for me in PPR. He should get PLENTY of love from Kirk Cousins in this potential high powered offense. Sure, the offense will be different than it was in Washington, but that doesn’t mean that Cousins doesn’t like his tight ends.

Chris Carson > Rashaad PennyChris Carson is getting a lot of love from the Seahawk’s media. He was supposedly the most impressive back at OTAs and will be in competition for early down work and perhaps passing downs. Chris Carson has been impressive when he is able to take the field.

Check out my standard rankings while I have your attention!

 

  1. prey879 says:
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    Hi! Following up on a question I asked on your Monday post (Thanks for the response to that!)

    I’m in a 12 team PPR keeper league where I’ll be looking to take a RB & WR with my first two picks from a pool of Freeman/Mixon/Howard and AJ Green/Davante Adams/Baldwin/Evans.

    There are two picks in between my first and second pick so my question is who would you take with the higher pick and not risk losing out on.

    I’m envisioning that I could pair Mixon/Freeman & Baldwin if I chose RB first or if I went Green/Adams first then only be left with Howard for RB– if that clears up how the draft board looks like it will be falling.

    I know there is a lot more background info that could be helpful but what RB/WR pairing do you like most from the above. My two keepers are Adam Theilen and Jerrick McKinnon.

    • MB

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      @prey879: hey, no problem, thanks for following up. I’d take Freeman first if you’re looking for safety. If you want to live on the edge a little, take mixon. Baldwin is the runaway second target for me. If Baldwin is gone, A.J. Green (yawn)

      • prey879 says:
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        @MB: Thanks! I like the sound of Mixon & Baldwin.

        What would be your thoughts about potentially going Mixon & Howard then getting a Diggs/Hilton/Tate type as WR2?

        As you can imagine in a 12 team, keep 2 league, the top 12 RBs are all being kept so it’s going to be a mad dash for the remaining RBs. Only start 2 RBs but since I don’t have one of those top RBs, it could be nice to have Mckinnon, Mixon, and Howard as they all seem to be around same projections.

        Or is the Mixon/Baldin combo better and then just hope for the best with rookie RBs and waiver wire pickups

        • MB

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          @prey879: I like the Mixon/Baldwin combo then try and scoop up a Ronald Jones or Derrius Guice if you can’t get Barkley.

          Not sure what to make of Howard in a new offense with Tarik Cohen, could be a lot of RPOs

          • prey879 says:
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            @MB: last follow-up I promise! Would you have any interest in a Gronk or Kelce with 1 of those first two picks?

            Or wait and draft a Rudolph or Delanie Walker type 4-5 rounds later?

            • MB

              MB says:
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              @prey879: personally, i’d wait and grab Rudolph

            • MB

              MB says:
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              @prey879: also ask as many questions as you need!

  2. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    What are your thoughts on Kerryon Johnson? Starting RB in Detroit, but he’s got Theo and Blout that will contribute as well… I don’t know why, but I’m very intrigued.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: some people are very intrigued, I’m not as hot on him. Blount is going to be the touchdown vulture like always. 3 running backs in a pass heavy offense? Eh I’m good.

  3. big league choo says:
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    12 team ppr keep 3 no flex
    1 round keeper draft off last years values

    OBJ is out there now for 25$.
    should i traded my pick no.10 and one of ertz 7$, freeman 13$, diggs 17$, davante 7$ for no 1 pick to grab beckham. He would be keepable for 27 next year, 31, 37 could keep him for next three years at a value.

    im keeping zeke 50$, davante adams 7, ertz 7$ as of now

    top 10 values

    1)OBJ 25
    2)Julio 47
    3)mckinnon 1
    4)allen robinson 20
    5) Jeffery 14
    6) Joe mixon 15
    7) alex collins 1
    8) josh gordon 1
    9) AJ Green 47
    10) Edelman 2

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Oh I’d definitely do that. Trade freeman or Diggs since you don’t plan on keeping either of them. I agree with your keepers

      • Big league choo says:
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        @MB:
        I’d lose a keeper Ertz would be available to be drafted because I would have to keep freeman or diggs in his place. Thanks man.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Either way though Beckham at that price is a bargain. You’re welcome!

  4. Paul Zone says:
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    So in PPR, based on your rankings, if you had the 2nd pick, you would draft Johnson over Gurley or Bell?

    I am fully assuming the #1 pick will be either Gurley or Bell.

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Paul Zone: Yes David Johnson and Todd Gurley are 1A/1B for me in PPR, I’m taking whichever one is still on the board at #2

  5. Allan says:
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    Hey MB would you trade Brady for Watson in a dynasty league? If that falls through I might also trade Brady for Cousins. Thoughts?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Allan: yes, absolutely for either one. Get what you can for Brady while you still can because you never know when it all will come crashing down in NE

  6. Jason says:
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    My biggest dilemma in the draft is deciding between Fournette and Melvin is saquon gets taken before my pick. I’m curious as to why you have fournette several spots above Melvin since Melvin seems to have a higher floor. Thanks in advance

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hey! Yeah I love Leonard Fournette, last season they basically had identical stats but Gordon had 20 more carries or so. They both averaged 3.9 ypc and Fournette had one more TD on the ground. You bring up a good point because Gordon is more involved in the passing game. But, I think Fournette makes improvements in his games and the O line got better by adding Norwell.in Los Angeles, I really think Austin Ekeler will be more involved. Not to say Melvin Gordon is going to lose a ton of work but another year with the playbook is beneficial to Ekeler.

      Also Fournette shouldn’t be coming into the season banged up which will help a lot

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