Draft season is coming to an end in the next few days so this will be my final update for my season-long rankings! As we wrap up the preseason, I will be posting my Week 1 rankings on Wednesday. I’m excited to see some meaningful football on Thursday. We just have a couple of quick hits of news that affected the final rankings.

  • Jerrick McKinnon tore his ACL over the weekend and that begins the speculation on the San Francisco running back to own. Matt Breida will get the first crack at the starting job, but I believe that it will be heavily rotational to begin with. Alfred Morris is not a sexy pick, but he was very efficient last season while filling in for Ezekiel Elliott. I believe that Morris will ultimately score more fantasy points than Matt Breida in 2018, but that picture will become much more clear after week one and beyond.
  • John Ross had a great preseason, so I moved him into the top 40 among wide receivers. The sky is the limit for somebody who possesses his talent. He can only get into his own way.
  • My post NFL Draft dynasty darling, Antonio Callaway will get the start in Cleveland in week one. Things are happening fast for him, but he has what it takes to be a very good receiver in this league if he keeps his head on straight.
  • Antonio Gates figures to be heavily targeted in the red zone by Philip Rivers. He makes his debut in my season-long rankings.
  • I slipped Adrian Peterson just outside of the top 100. I don’t believe that he is capable of being a starting-caliber NFL running back anymore, nor do I believe that he can handle a heavy workload. He’s not for me and I’ll most likely be avoiding the nostalgia in my final draft week.
  • Carson Wentz is still not cleared for contact. I have moved him outside of my top 10 quarterbacks.

 

  1. Brian says:
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    Kelce AND Eriz over Gronk is bold, why are you dropping him so low?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Brian: I have Gronk at #2 behind Kelce. I can’t predict injuries but I’m pretty confident in saying that he won’t play 16 games

  2. Justin says:
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    in a half PPR, u would be taking breida over alf Morris?

    Also just saw duke Johnson on the waiver. My other RBs are: Alf Morris, brieda, Tarik Cohen, Peyton barber.

    Should I make any changes here?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Justin: FantasyPros did that. I would not. They have a weird algorithm that does that

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Justin: drop Cohen for him

  3. G-man says:
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    I Just drafted and got this this team:
    QB: Cam
    WRs: Adam theilen, Demarius Thomas, Amari Cooper, Corey Davis, Devin Funchess, Sammy Watkins, Julian Edelman
    RBs: Christian McCaffrey, Jordan Howard, Dion Lewis, Kerryon Johnson, Rashad Penny
    TEs: Evan Engram and Trey Burton
    D/ST: Ravens
    I’m feeling a liiiiittle bit weak at RB and someone dropped Rex Burkhead a couple of days ago. He’s just sitting there waiting to be added without me even losing my waiver priority… do I drop someone to add him (if so who?) or do I stand pat with my team??

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @G-man: yes I would definitely drop Kerryon Johnson or Rashaad Penny for him. Team looks really solid otherwise

      • G-man says:
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        @MB: Sweet! Thanks man! I dropped penny, but I feel like either him or Kerryon could be this years kamara. I guess the path for Kerryon is just slightly clearer right now in my opinion.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          @G-man: i don’t think that there is a Kamara in this class. But who knows! Burkhead has value now if you need it. Good luck!

  4. ThE sHiT says:
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    Trade AJ Green/Morris for Royce/Robby Anderson? 12 team PPR

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @ThE sHiT: that’s so ballsy, but I’m very intrigued. Rankings suggest no but my heart tells me “Do the damn thing!”

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @MB: right?!?! I absolutely love Royce and think Robby will benefit from Darnold being good. Morris is meh and will prolly give way to Breida soon. Heres my team:
        QB Brees
        RB Leveon
        RB Mixon
        WR AJ
        WR Corey Davis
        TE Burton
        Flex Burkhead
        Flex Morris
        D Chargers
        BN Kupp
        BN Sutton
        BN Meredith
        BN John Brown
        BN Darnold

        • MB says:
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          @ThE sHiT: ehhhhh DO IT

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            @MB: its done, thanks for the push!

            • MB

              MB says:
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              Anytime. I hope it works out

  5. Straight cash homie says:
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    Good afternoon & happy Labor Day man! It’s NFL week 1 week! Woo hoo!

    .5 ppr drafted last night just looking for insight on my team. Any areas to improve?

    QB: Matthew Stafford

    RB1: David Johnson
    RB2: Melvin Gordon

    WR1: TY Hilton
    WR2: Amari Cooper
    WR3: Emmanuel Sanders

    Flex : Royce Freeman

    TE David Njoku

    Lions D

    Matt prater

    Bench: Kerryon Johnson , Jamaal Williams, sterling Shepard, Cooper kupp, Michael Gallup, matt Brenda , Austin ekeler, DJ Moore, Kalen ballage.

    ** here are available players ego went undrafted**

    At RB:
    Jeremy hill, Kenneth Dixon, devantea booker, nick Chubb, Corey Clement , Jordan Wilkins, lat Murray, Boston Scott.

    At WR:
    Quincy enunwa, ted ginn jr, Christian Kirk, cordarrle patterson, Geronimo Allison , courtland sutton, Terrell Pryor, Cole Beasley.

    At TE:
    Ben Watson, George kittle, Eric ebron, Mike gesicki, OJ Howard, cam brate.

    * the last pick in the draft I made in round 20 was Ballage, DJ & Melvin were keepers.

    Thanks homie!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Straight cash homie: happy Labor Day to you too! Oh man, this looks like a pretty solid team as is. I’d hold tight for now.

      • Straight cash homie says:
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        @MB:

        Thanks man ! I was contemplating dropping ballage for Davantae Booker to own the denvers backfield. Or should I wait to see if Philip Lindsey is the one behind Royce?

        Thanks!

  6. Rice says:
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    Awesome work again, man! Thanks for all the hard work.

    Jacksonville: why so much higher on Dede than Cole? Cole was dominant at the end of last season with the opportunity.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Rice: thanks! I think Dede has more upside as a receiver. I think if he works a few kinks out, he’ll be the lead guy. He was dominant in target share late in the season/playoffs compared to other active Jaguar receivers

  7. Brent

    Brent says:
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    Got hurt by McKinnon in a 16 team standard…

    I had 3rd pick so I have:

    Zeke, Barber, AP, Chubb, Yeldon

    Do I drop Yeldon for Robert Kelley?

    My WRs are: Amari, Sterling, Keelan Cole, Paul Richardson, Allen Hurns

    We start 3 WRs, 2Rbs, and a flex. I also have Sam Bradford as my Brees back up on the bench…do I drop Bradford (hard to find bye week QBs in this league) or a WR and keep chubb and yeldon and grab Robert Kelley and Hines or something like that to sure up my RB mess?

    Thanks for helping

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Brent: yeah dude I would. I don’t trust AP

      • Brent

        Brent says:
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        @MB: How awesome would it be if Peterson has a pro-bowl season? We need superheroes (on the field I mean).

  8. Barker says:
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    12 team ppr 6 pt pass td

    Qb russ wilson
    Wr baldwin hogan jeffrery watkins dez bryant
    Rb kamara mixon c thompson duke johnson theo riddick
    Te gronk eifert
    K lutz
    Def NE

    Would it be worth it to explore a trade for rodgers?
    Something like
    Wilson baldwin gronk for rodgers davante adams tre burton
    Wilson baldwin thompson or johnson for rodgers and adams

    Also some one dropped ron jones 2 — drop riddick for him?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Barker: leave Rojo alone.

      Eh, I’d probably stay still for now

  9. Barker says:
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    12 team 1/2 ppr 4 pt pass td super flex
    Also keep three with player moving up one rd for each year kept

    Qb rodgers
    Wr golden tate wr brandin cooks
    Rb kamara 15th rd keeper rb mixon
    Te walker
    W/r/t lamar miller
    Q/w/r/t cam newton
    K j tucker
    Def NO
    Bench peterson watkins dez bryant josh gordon 10th rd keeper evan engram 11th rd keeper james conner

    Just dropped james white for james conner in case bell is MIA for a bit was that the right call ?
    Would you trade conner to the bell owner for edelman?

    • MB

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      @Barker: oh yes I’d absolutely do that. Edelman should be very useful when he returns

  10. nightpandas says:
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    Hey MB thanks for the help

    Drafted a keep 3, 12 team std tonight (1 qb 2 wr 2 rb 2 flex d k)

    QB: Mariota/Winston
    RB: Gurley (K), Kamara (K), Barber, Ingram, Wilkins, Thompson
    WR: MThomas (K), Theilen, Garcon, Godwin, Ross
    TE: Engram
    DEF: Ravens
    K: Gould

    How did I do?

    Also got offered Mack and Cam for my Ingram and Mariota….Cam worth the upgrade?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @nightpandas: what’s up?! Yes, I was going to say that should upgrade at quarterback and I love me some Cam this year. I’d pull the trigger

      • nightpandas says:
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        @MB: Now he’s changed the offer: His Duke Jr, Cam and Keelan Cole for my thielen, ingram and Mariota….still like it?

        • The Harrow says:
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          @nightpandas: nope, do the first one though.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          @nightpandas: that’s bogus. Yeah I agree with harrow, gotta be the first one

          • The Harrow says:
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            @MB: he’s getting reamed when a guy just happens to add the thielen to cole drop off in value for him.

  11. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    i’m in on that last draft of the preseason with you RCL on the 5th, whew, i almost waited too long, i’m the 12th in there, could’ve sworn it showed like only 3 in there very shortly ago.

    as far as draft slots it shows you with the 1.1, was that:
    random, on purpose since the league is in your name (that doesn’t seem right though), or you’ll randomize later?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: 2 other questions, how many BN slots in the league (i can see the starters from team page but it doesn’t show BN slot number) and how often/when are waivers here?

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Eli Man Penguin Boy: found the rules part, it’s 8 BN. so used to comishing fantrax leagues i didn’t even know where to look if not a comish.

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          @Eli Man Penguin Boy: and waivers at 9 PM eastern on wednesday nights, so much earlier than used to, good to know, used to the espn/yahoo 3 AM eastern times (although that might’ve been tuesday night/wed morning, can’t believe i don’t remember that)

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Haha excited to have you, should be fun

  12. TTRA1N says:
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    Kinda feeling the ranking. Amari/Carr you’re sleep. Cousins way too high.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @TTRA1N: thanks! If Cooper could learn how to catch a football you might be right. I love Cousin’s upside

  13. Comatose says:
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    Can only roster two of the following: James Conner, Jordan Wilkins, Geronimo Allison. .5 PPR. Which 2 do you want right now?

    QB Newton
    RB Mixon, Drake, Collins, Lynch, Barber, Hyde, Wilkins
    WR AB, Michael Thomas, Demariyus, DJ Moore, R Matthews, Geronimo
    TE Reed, Njoku

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Conner and Allison right now. Just not sure when Le’veon plans to play

      • Comatose says:
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        @MB: Thanks. Follow up: which of Lynch, Hyde, or Barber would you trade for Jarvis Landry?

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Either Lynch or Hyde. Over my dead body would anyone take my Peyton Barber shares.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          That said if Peyton Barber is all that this owner would take for Landry. I’d totally do it. That’s great value.

  14. slimbo says:
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    mixon or julio jones in a dynasty?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Love Mixon, but it’s Julio for sure

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