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 Rudolph – Kyle 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 Penny – Chris 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!
ADP – Average Draft Position