It has been a couple of weeks since I last updated my rankings, so now it’s time to hit you guys with an update! So much has happened in the world of football just in this past week. Trust me, when I was updating, it almost felt like starting from scratch. I always forget how much camp shifts stuff around. Imagine if we actually had preseason games this year. 

Rankings updates aren’t always based on training camp news. Sometimes I go back and forth on swaps or a change of heart on a projected role in an offense. Hell, a lot of the time I’ll look and wonder what I was thinking just a month back for a certain player or two. Here are some of the highlighted changes that I’ve made. 

– I have Leonard Fournette as the RB24 and I think that’s being generous. Realistically, by season’s end he probably ends up with more touches than Ronald Jones but I think it will be closer than some people think. Also, I just don’t think he’s that good of a player.

– I have David Montgomery at RB36. Soft tissue injuries are tough to project, but when he does return, I doubt he hits the ground running. 

– I moved Kareem Hunt into the top 20 RBs. Kevin Stefanski is going to get him the ball a lot. The goal for the Browns will be to make things as easy as possible for Baker Mayfield.

Joe Burrow and Matthew Stafford moved up to low end QB1s. Both teams are going to be bad and will be throwing a lot in the second half. Very high upside for these two and a lot of talent there too. 

– I moved Gardner Minshew back to QB27. I’ve recently had the realization that the Jaguars are going to be a bad offense and no matter how beautiful Minshew’s facial hair is, there isn’t a fantasy stats for it. This team just won’t score much.

– The Raider’s WR room is sort of a mystery with a lot of talent. My rankings have Ruggs in the mid 30’s, Edwards in the low 40’s and Renfrow at 47.

– I moved Tyler Boyd to 19. I wish I could move him higher but the position is so stacked. A.J. Green continues to fall. 

Amari Cooper moves back to 10 and could fall further based on recent health updates. Also there’s a lot of mouths to feed in Dallas. 

Jamison Crowder moves up to WR25. I can’t and won’t quit him. 

– I didn’t move my tight end rankings at all. I feel pretty good about those.

Keep in mind when reading these that I am only about to adjust 0.5 PPR. Standard and PPR rankings are controlled by the FantasyPros’ algorithm. 

 

 

  1. swaggerjackers says:
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    Spicy Joe Burrow take. I like it.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      He can play. I like Taylor’s O for him too

  2. Kenneth says:
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    What’s your update now with AP out of a job? How far do you bump Gibson in a half ppr and ppr?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I bumped him up to 40, haven’t had a chance to really read into him vs. Love, so I have them close together

  3. Homer's got the Runs says:
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    Hate seeing Metcalf moving up. I have the 1st pick in a 14 team half ppr league. In most mocks I have been able to start my top 5 with McCaffery, DJ Moore, Jonathan Taylor, Metcalf and either Prescott , Kyler Murray or Deshaun Watson. But Metcalf keeps moving up removing that possibility. Damn you guys lol.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I wouldn’t doubt him still being there. I’m pretty on the nose with the rest of the analysts on him

      • Homers got the runs says:
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        My apologies. I meant Moore not Metcalf. I think Moore is going to be a monster this year and he is ranked now in the mid to late 2nd round. Meaning most likely he is gone by the time my 28th pick comes up. Sorry for the confusion. All these players with initials for first names gets confusing.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Hahaha now that makes more sense

  4. H says:
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    Where do you rank the Saints defense this season and are you starting them Week 1 vs the Buccaneers?

    How do you rank theses defenses? Who do you want to own this season? Chargers, Saints, Vikings, Broncos, Buccaneers, Chiefs.

    Thank you.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Saints would be a sneaky good play week 1. I want Colts D/ST for the season, but I mostly stream

  5. Alex says:
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    Why is Aaron Jones so low? This is the lowest I have seen him by far and would love to have some contact around that. I know they drafted Dillon but besides that – what are you thinking on this one? Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Well touchdown regression is a big part of it. I figure you can cut his TDs in half. Then you add in JW and Dillon that are gonna see the field, I’ll seek out RBs elsewhere

  6. Alex says:
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    Same with JUJU? Can you elaborate on why Aaron J and Juju are that low?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      JuJu’s ranking is more of a product of WR being really deep. Also just not big on the Pittsburgh O with old Roethlisberger. I think with the D being pretty good they won’t have to air it out so much

  7. Comatose says:
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    My league is 12 team PPR, 2 WR 1 flex. My WRs are ARob, Woods, Gallup, Would you drop Sterling Shepard for an upside flier like Joshua Kelley or Bryan Edwards?

    Same league, my TE is Hockenson. Considering dropping him for Jarwin. Thoughts?

    • Comatose says:
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      Forgot to add Diontae Johnson in my list of WRs. Having trouble envisioning when I would start Shepard.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah I would do that based on what you need. Idk who your running backs are but Kelley is a good add if you need depth. I also really like Bryan Edwards. Whatever position you need more.

  8. Water boy says:
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    Hey man how’s it going? We drafting Monday night!
    We changed it this year going to be full ppr.

    We are also a keeper we can keep max 2 players . I’m leaning just keeping one player & jumó the line. Rounds 1 & 2 are dedicated to, snake begins round 3.

    I’m keeping dalvin cook then when snake begins I have pick 5 out of 10.

    Reason I want to keep only one & jump the line this is who will be available: Ekeler, Mike Evans , Chubb, rob woods , Nuk Hopkins, Le’Veon bell, gurley , Chris Carson , David Johnson , Drake , Ertz, tyreek hill, Julio Jones , DJ Moore , lockett , Davante Adams , amari Cooper, Gallup,,metcalf. & of course CEH.

    If he falls to me is CEH the play then when snake starts do I go best available WR or Carson, ekeler . Luckily I have a middle round pick so I want have to wait as long

    I know with cook I’ll have to handcuff w/ mattison for sure

    We start 1 Qb, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 flex (RB/WR/TE), 1 defense, 1 IDP

    Thanks man !

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Oh yeah!! It’s almost here!

      CEH won’t make it to you. I’d go Ekeler, Chubb, Drake, THEN best available WR if they’re gone.

      Good luck man!

      • Water boy says:
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        I only mentioned CEH because if everyone else makes two keeper selections & I just keep 1 I’ll jump whoever is #1 on the draft . If not I’ll be very happy with ekeler.

        I have another draft tonight full ppr . Draft order isn’t announced until 1 hour prior to draft. This draft is a 12 team if I’m picks 9-12 do I do best available RB then round 2 Kelce ? I already know if I’m #1 I’m going w/ CMC, 2 I’ll take zeke, 3 Barkley or zeke. 4 -6 can be interesting especially if someone goes QB or TE at the middle round 1 I like Michael Thomas , last year was my first year in that league I won it with trades .
        I traded Calvin Ridley I got josh Jacobs , I added deandre Washington so I didn’t miss a beat when Jacobs got hurt . Had two solid QBs. I traded Lamar Jackson for Chris Godwin earlier in the season , I drafted Michael Thomas round 1 . I’ll keep you posted on my draft I’ll like a recap/ grade of the draft if possible

        Have a great Labor Day weekend!

  9. Hitzone says:
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    10 team ppr

    Trade my Davante, Taylor and Keenan Allen

    For CMC, Chark, and Benny Snell

    Trade my J. Taylor, Cam Akers, Metcalf for CMC, Michel, Snell

  10. Jake says:
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    See you have Bryce Love higher than Gibson and also a lot higher than most have him ranked just curious why ? He’s on my waiver wire should he be added in a 12 man league ?

  11. Mike says:
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    Half ppr keeping zeke…

    Which start do you like better

    Jacobs and Godwin or thielen

    Julio or tyreek and Conner or Taylor

  12. Mike says:
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    Hey MB love ya man!

    In a league with superflex, high high would you pick your QB2 that would more than likely start in the super flex weekly. Was thinking Burrows…..

  13. William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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    MB! I hope you are doing well. Could you please help me out this week? I am in a ten team .5 PPR league. We do have big play bonuses in my league. Can you help me figure out who to start for week 1? My biggest questions are at Defense, RB2 and flex. I really do appreciate it.

    QB- D. Prescott OR D. Lock

    RB- M. Sanders OR Moss OR Montgomery

    RB2- J. Taylor OR L. Fournette OR P. Lindsay?

    WR1- M. Thomas

    WR2- M. Evans

    Flex- Fournette OR Marquise Brown OR J. Taylor OR Jonnu Smith OR Moss OR P. Lindsay?

    TE- Fant OR J. Jonnu?

    K- Zuerlein

    D- Vikings OR Colts OR Eagles?

    Also would you drop anyone for Michael Pittman or Justin Jefferson to get ahead of the curve?

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