Fantasy Football Rankings 2018

The 2018 season is closing in, and fantasy drafts have already been underway. Lineups is bringing you our own 2018 Fantasy Football rankings, alongside their 2017 production numbers and where they finished. With scoring leagues changing, you can flip through standard, half point PPR, and full point PPR scoring. PPR has widely become the more popular scoring, which provides more worth to running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. Russell Wilson and Todd Gurley finished one-two in scoring last season, while there were many names that fell flat. Within our table you will find overall ranks, position ranks, 2018 projections, and where they fall within team depth charts. We have a lot of rookies looking to make an impact this year. Saquon Barkley is the big one, and currently ranks RB10 in our 2018 projections. Sony Michel is the other running back to break into the top 25 for running back projections. You will find news pages next to player’s names that will list breaking news, or noteworthy news about them in camp. Up until Week 1, things change vastly. Players will change depth chart positions, injuries occur, and we can often get early indications on a player’s role. Our news will keep tabs on that so you don’t have to. If you are looking for further information on a player, clicking the name will bring you into their profile. Prior seasons of player stats and game logs can give an in-depth look in their production. With a lot still to be determined, projections and rankings can change throughout the draft season. Check back in as we help guide you throughout your drafts. Our tiered projections provide a clear guideline as to who we feel are the best at their positions, and who we are looking to draft ourselves.

ADP OV Rank POS Rank Player 2018 FPTS Team Depth Bye 2018 Projected Stats 2017 Stats 2017 FPTS 2017 OV Rank 2017 POS Rank
Tier 1
1.9 12 RB1 Todd Gurley 289 Rams Los Angeles Rams 1 12 Rush: 1,352 YDS, 4 TD/Rec: 661 YDS, 11 TD Rush: 1,305 YDS, 6 TD/Rec: 788 YDS, 13 TD 319.3 2 RB2
2.7 29 RB3 Ezekiel Elliott 241.2 Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 1 8 Rush: 1,369 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 383 YDS, 9 TD Rush: 983 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 269 YDS, 7 TD 177.2 38 RB38
3 18 RB2 Le'Veon Bell 269 Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 5 7 Rush: 1,338 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 696 YDS, 10 TD Rush: 1,291 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 655 YDS, 9 TD 256.6 13 RB13
4.3 36 RB5 David Johnson 223.5 Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 1 9 Rush: 909 YDS, 3 TD/Rec: 834 YDS, 7 TD Rush: 23 YDS, 0.0 TD/Rec: 67 YDS, 0.0 TD 7 1254 RB1254
5.1 42 WR4 Antonio Brown 205.9 Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 1 7 Rec: 1,507 YDS, 9 TD Rec: 1,533 YDS, 9 TD 209.3 26 WR26
6.1 45 RB10 Saquon Barkley 198.8 Giants New York Giants 1 9 Rush: 1,126 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 426 YDS, 8 TD
6.5 34 RB4 Alvin Kamara 229.1 Saints New Orleans Saints 1 6 Rush: 900 YDS, 4 TD/Rec: 726 YDS, 8 TD Rush: 728 YDS, 5 TD/Rec: 826 YDS, 8 TD 233.4 18 RB18
7.9 38 RB6 Leonard Fournette 211.2 Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 1 9 Rush: 1,170 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 303 YDS, 9 TD Rush: 1,040 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 302 YDS, 9 TD 194.2 33 RB33
9.1 41 RB8 Kareem Hunt 206.6 Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 1 12 Rush: 1,077 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 417 YDS, 9 TD Rush: 1,327 YDS, 3 TD/Rec: 455 YDS, 8 TD 242.2 16 RB16
10 59 WR13 DeAndre Hopkins 156.5 Texans Houston Texans 1 10 Rec: 1,155 YDS, 7 TD Rec: 1,378 YDS, 13 TD 213.8 23 WR23
10.3 40 RB7 Melvin Gordon 209.7 Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 1 8 Rush: 1,029 YDS, 3 TD/Rec: 438 YDS, 7 TD Rush: 1,105 YDS, 4 TD/Rec: 476 YDS, 8 TD 230.1 19 RB19
11.8 46 WR6 Odell Beckham Jr 194.7 Giants New York Giants 1 9 Rec: 1,314 YDS, 10 TD Rec: 302 YDS, 3 TD 49 631 WR631
12.6 48 RB12 Dalvin Cook 193.5 Vikings Minnesota Vikings 2 10 Rush: 1,113 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 374 YDS, 7 TD Rush: 354 YDS, 0.0 TD/Rec: 90 YDS, 2 TD 54.4 577 RB577
14.1 44 WR5 Julio Jones 199.3 Falcons Atlanta Falcons 1 8 Rec: 1,502 YDS, 8 TD Rec: 1,444 YDS, 3 TD 163.9 51 WR51
16.4 76 RB19 Jordan Howard 140.5 Bears Chicago Bears 1 5 Rush: 929 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 202 YDS, 7 TD Rush: 1,122 YDS, 0.0 TD/Rec: 125 YDS, 9 TD 176.7 39 RB39
16.9 43 RB9 LeSean McCoy 199.4 Bills Buffalo Bills 1 11 Rush: 919 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 429 YDS, 5 TD Rush: 1,138 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 448 YDS, 6 TD 204.6 30 RB30
17.2 80 WR22 Davante Adams 138.3 Packers Green Bay Packers 1 7 Rec: 922 YDS, 8 TD Rec: 885 YDS, 10 TD 148.5 80 WR80
17.5 47 RB11 Devonta Freeman 194.6 Falcons Atlanta Falcons 4 8 Rush: 953 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 384 YDS, 8 TD Rush: 865 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 317 YDS, 7 TD 164.2 47 RB47
18.1 54 WR9 Michael Thomas 174.7 Saints New Orleans Saints 1 6 Rec: 1,207 YDS, 9 TD Rec: 1,245 YDS, 5 TD 154.5 62 WR62
20 52 RB14 Christian McCaffrey 178.6 Panthers Carolina Panthers 1 4 Rush: 620 YDS, 5 TD/Rec: 679 YDS, 4 TD Rush: 435 YDS, 5 TD/Rec: 651 YDS, 2 TD 148.6 79 RB79
20.5 79 WR21 Keenan Allen 139.9 Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 1 8 Rec: 1,008 YDS, 7 TD Rec: 1,393 YDS, 6 TD 182.2 37 WR37
20.7 53 WR8 AJ Green 176.8 Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 6 9 Rec: 1,328 YDS, 8 TD Rec: 1,078 YDS, 8 TD 151.8 69 WR69
21.8 51 WR7 Mike Evans 185.6 Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 5 Rec: 1,276 YDS, 9 TD Rec: 1,001 YDS, 5 TD 132.1 115 WR115
22.5 70 RB17 Derrick Henry 144.2 Titans Tennessee Titans 2 8 Rush: 867 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 195 YDS, 6 TD Rush: 744 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 136 YDS, 5 TD 124 135 RB135
24.1 50 RB13 Jerick McKinnon 190.1 49ers San Francisco 49ers 4 11 Rush: 881 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 493 YDS, 7 TD Rush: 570 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 421 YDS, 3 TD 127.1 124 RB124
24.6 72 RB18 Joe Mixon 143.5 Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 1 9 Rush: 771 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 334 YDS, 6 TD Rush: 626 YDS, 0.0 TD/Rec: 287 YDS, 4 TD 111.3 172 RB172
Tier 2
25.6 60 TE1 Rob Gronkowski 156.4 Patriots New England Patriots 3 11 Rec: 1,124 YDS, 8 TD Rec: 1,084 YDS, 8 TD 158.4 56 TE56
28.7 64 RB15 Jay Ajayi 149.5 Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 5 9 Rush: 998 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 177 YDS, 5 TD Rush: 873 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 158 YDS, 1 TD 111.1 173 RB173
29.1 81 WR23 Tyreek Hill 137.9 Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 1 12 Rec: 799 YDS, 6 TD Rec: 1,183 YDS, 7 TD 164.2 48 WR48
29.5 6 QB1 Aaron Rodgers 310.8 Packers Green Bay Packers 1 7 Pass: 3,956 YDS, 33 TD Pass: 1,675 YDS, 16 TD 129.6 120 QB120
29.8 67 WR16 Josh Gordon 146.2 Patriots New England Patriots 1 11 Rec: 1,084 YDS, 6 TD Rec: 335 YDS, 1 TD 39.5 739 WR739
30.2 63 WR15 Doug Baldwin 152.3 Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 2 7 Rec: 1,056 YDS, 7 TD Rec: 991 YDS, 8 TD 148.3 82 WR82
32.1 123 WR37 Adam Thielen 117.9 Vikings Minnesota Vikings 1 10 Rec: 886 YDS, 5 TD Rec: 1,276 YDS, 4 TD 148.7 78 WR78
32.8 93 TE2 Travis Kelce 129.2 Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 1 12 Rec: 1,005 YDS, 5 TD Rec: 1,038 YDS, 8 TD 150.5 71 TE71
33.4 10 QB5 Deshaun Watson 293.54 Texans Houston Texans 1 10 Pass: 3,818 YDS, 26 TD Pass: 1,699 YDS, 19 TD 168.86 43 QB43
34.3 152 RB33 Derrius Guice 105 Redskins Washington Redskins 8 4 Rush: 549 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 140 YDS, 5 TD
35.1 83 RB22 Alex Collins 137.1 Ravens Baltimore Ravens 1 10 Rush: 902 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 201 YDS, 6 TD Rush: 973 YDS, 0.0 TD/Rec: 187 YDS, 6 TD 148 84 RB84
36.5 101 WR28 Stefon Diggs 127 Vikings Minnesota Vikings 6 10 Rec: 941 YDS, 6 TD Rec: 849 YDS, 8 TD 134.2 108 WR108
37.6 58 WR12 T.Y. Hilton 159.8 Colts Indianapolis Colts 1 9 Rec: 1,238 YDS, 6 TD Rec: 966 YDS, 4 TD 118.6 150 WR150
38.6 89 RB23 Kenyan Drake 131.9 Dolphins Miami Dolphins 1 11 Rush: 798 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 304 YDS, 6 TD Rush: 644 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 239 YDS, 3 TD 110.3 180 RB180
39.7 116 RB28 Rashaad Penny 119.5 Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 2 7 Rush: 695 YDS, 1 TD/Rec: 222 YDS, 4 TD
40.6 57 WR11 Amari Cooper 161.8 Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 1 8 Rec: 1,183 YDS, 7 TD Rec: 680 YDS, 7 TD 110.4 179 WR179
42.2 95 TE3 Zach Ertz 128.4 Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 1 9 Rec: 884 YDS, 7 TD Rec: 824 YDS, 8 TD 128.4 121 TE121
42.7 65 RB16 Lamar Miller 149.4 Texans Houston Texans 1 10 Rush: 774 YDS, 2 TD/Rec: 276 YDS, 3 TD Rush: 888 YDS, 3 TD/Rec: 327 YDS, 3 TD 157.5 59 RB59
43.6 61 WR14 Brandin Cooks 153.9 Rams Los Angeles Rams 2 12 Rec: 1,129 YDS, 7 TD Rec: 1,082 YDS, 7 TD 156.2 60 WR60
46 73 WR18 Alshon Jeffery 142.5 Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 1 9 Rec: 1,014 YDS, 7 TD Rec: 789 YDS, 9 TD 138.9 98 WR98
47.5 7 QB2 Tom Brady 308.64 Patriots New England Patriots 1 11 Pass: 4,706 YDS, 32 TD Pass: 4,577 YDS, 32 TD 295.88 4 QB4
47.6 74 WR19 Allen Robinson 141.7 Bears Chicago Bears 1 5 Rec: 1,017 YDS, 7 TD Rec: 17 YDS, 0.0 TD 1.7 1450 WR1450
51.4 149 TE9 Jimmy Graham 105.2 Packers Green Bay Packers 1 7 Rec: 612 YDS, 7 TD Rec: 520 YDS, 10 TD 114 161 TE161
51.6 99 WR27 Larry Fitzgerald 127.2 Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 1 9 Rec: 992 YDS, 6 TD Rec: 1,156 YDS, 6 TD 152.44 68 WR68

Cumulatively ranking players across all fantasy football positions is a bear, but Lineups 2018 Fantasy Football Rankings eliminates the need to blindly do so on your own. Additionally, the page provides last year's statistics and fantasy scoring totals (for Standard, PPR and Half PPR) as well as Lineups own projected stats and 2018 fantasy points projections (again, for Standard, PPR, and Half PPR). Regardless of the scoring type selected, the top of the rankings and Tier 1 is dominated by running backs. It seems the death of feature backs has been overstated, and they once again rule the roost owning the top four spots in the rankings for all three league scoring types. In standard scoring formats, running backs make up eight of the top 10 ranked players, and they represent a whopping 17 of the 26 players in Tier 1 of the rankings. The early run on running backs of yesteryear is back upon us again, though, the top flight receivers also make their presence felt even in the Standard scoring rankings claiming the other nine spots in Tier 1. Antonio Brown headlines the wideouts and is the only non-RB in the top five, and the game's best receiver projects to once again eclipse 1,500 yards receiving, making him a great player to headline a fantasy team with. The first player who's not a running back or wide receiver tops Tier 2 and, no, it's not a quarterback.

Seemingly unstoppable tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to be a dominant force at a position that's seen some talent emerge at the top -- such as Tier 2 peers Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz -- but remains thin. He projects to once again best 1,000 yards receiving. Aaron Rodgers ends the quarterback ranking slide near the top of Tier 2 in Standard scoring rankings, and not far behind him is sophomore dual-threat quarterback Deshaun Watson. The quarterback duo (as well as Tom Brady) also call Tier 2 home in the other scoring format rankings, too. The rankings show no bias against rookies. Saquon Barkley proves that immediately ranking in the top 10 overall and sitting firmly in Tier 1. He's not alone as a projected impact rookie, though. Fellow rookie runners Derrius Guice and Rashaad Penny also rank highly, and you don't have to dig too deep to find Royce Freeman or Kerryon Johnson, either. Change-of-scenery breakout candidate Jerick McKinnon stands out as a player projected to have a breakout season featured in Tier 1, Alex Collins is firmly in Tier 2 after a breakout season that he projects to follow up favorably, and Amari Cooper and Allen Robinson project to bounce back after the former struggled mightily last season and the latter was injured for the season in Week 1 and changed teams in the offseason. Be sure to click through the rankings to help identify middle-round targets with breakout potential such as second-year receiver Corey Davis or tight end Trey Burton, a duo that kicks off Tier 4 of the rankings.