Chet Gresham's Fantasy Rankings - Standard Scoring

Published Aug 29, 2018, 01:00 AM
By Chet Gresham

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Quarterback Running Back Wide Receiver Tight End Kicker Defense

  • 76 Rashaad Penny, RB, Seahawks.

    Seattle has a mediocre team now, and it will be hard to project the Seahawks' top players at their personal upside. Penny, however, will be thrown into a three-down role, and as long as he can become a competent receiver, he should have plenty of opportunities to touch the ball.

  • 77 Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions.

    Stafford has become much more consistent under Jim Bob Cooter and appears to be a lock for yet another top-10 finish. Unlike the running quarterbacks, Stafford doesn't have great upside, but his high floor is going to continue and you won't need to spend a high pick on him.

  • 78 Kenny Stills, WR, Dolphins.

    The departure of Jarvis Landry should help boost Stills into a much more consistent receiver for fantasy.

  • 79 Sony Michel, RB, Patriots.

    Many people will be too worried about Rex Burkhead and James White to draft Michel early, but this offense can sustain many running backs and Michel should lead the way.

  • 80 Evan Engram, TE, Giants.

    Engram was much needed last season with multiple injuries in New York, but this year, the return of Odell Beckham Jr. and drafting Saquon Barkley, will make his targets much tougher to find.

  • 81 Kirk Cousins, QB, Vikings.

    Cousins landed in a nice spot for his fantasy future. Even the very average Case Keenum was able to put up fantasy numbers throwing to Thielen, Diggs, and Rudolph.

  • 82 Pierre Garcon, WR, 49ers.

    If Garcon is healthy and still the same player he was, he gets a nice upgrade at quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo. I feel like he has too much risk to go all-in on him this season, but if he falls, there should be value there.

  • 83 Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs.

    Watkins lands in Kansas City and will be a boom-or-bust fantasy prospect once again. I do like that he gets a strong-armed Patrick Mahomes throwing to him, as the deep ball is where he has done much of his damage in the NFL. I will likely draft Watkins this year for his upside but be prepared for another disappointment.

  • 84 Peyton Barber, RB, Buccaneers.

    Barber looks to have won the lead-back job to start the season. He will need to hold off Ronald Jones, but Jones has gotten off to a slow start.

  • 85 Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings.

    Rudolph will continue to be a source of touchdowns on a good offense. If the Vikings get Kirk Cousins, all should be well.

  • 86 Chris Thompson, RB, Redskins.

    Derrius Guice will take the lead-back position, while Thompson will remain the receiving back on the team. Thompson should continue to be worthwhile in PPR leagues, but Guice is the real deal and will more likely gain work as the season goes on than lose it, which will probably push Thompson's numbers down a bit.

    UPDATE: Guice's season ended after tearing his ACL. Thompson should see more overall work now, but will likely remain the receiving back instead of garnering a bunch of early-down work.

  • 87 Randall Cobb, WR, Packers.

    Cobb has had some bad injury and quarterback luck recently, but he should be healthy and have Aaron Rodgers back, along with the absence of Jordy Nelson, which has me ready to give him another shot this season.

  • 88 Will Fuller, WR, Texans.

    Fuller put up nice numbers in his short time with DeShaun Watson, so there is reason to be bullish on him, although I do worry about his injury history and bias over a few games to not be targeting him this season.

  • 89 Trey Burton, TE, Bears.

    Nagy used Travis Kelce well last season, and Burton has that kind of upside as a player. There is so much change in Chicago that we can expect growing pains, but Burton is set up well in his new home.

  • 90 Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams.

    Kupp is good, but he's not Brandin Cooks. I like Kupp's ability and his value to the Rams, but he will have trouble getting the 94 targets he saw in his rookie season.


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