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PPR Top 250 - Footballguys

Running down the top 250 players to draft in PPR leagues

NOTE: This has been updated. Go here to see the latest Top 250 list.

Putting together a comprehensive overall draft ranking list for fantasy leagues is a bit of an illusion. Tell me who your first ten picks were and who is off the board, and the ranking of remaining players will change. Scoring wrinkles and league size can skew rankings. This list should still be a good jumping off point for garden-variety PPR leagues, and the rankings within positions are still good no matter the format. You'll find that wide receiver and quarterback are deep, tight end is shallow and running back is full of uncertainty... and that maybe there's a defense or two worth drafting this year! Good luck.

NOTE: This has been updated. Go here to see the latest Top 250 list.

Uberstuds

This group can and will win weeks for you on their own.

1. Todd Gurley, RB, LAR - Nothing has changed, still No. 1
2. David Johnson, RB, ARI - Was better than 2017 Gurley in 2016, but how much has the Cardinals offense fallen off?
3. Le’Veon Bell, RB, PIT - Small ding for the holdout and improved backs behind him
4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL - Correct usage in the passing game would help but worried about Cowboys offense
5. Antonio Brown, WR, PIT - Groin issue isn’t comforting, but likely a non-factor. Running back vs. wide receiver scarcity and the gap between elite and the pack the main factor in putting him here.
6. Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE - Set up for a career-high in targets; injuries haven’t been a major factor in three of last four years.

Strong No. 1s with Uberstud Potential

This group has weekly ceilings to match the uberstuds, but they haven’t hit them as frequently or otherwise carry more risk.

7. Alvin Kamara, RB, NO - Full year of full usage will offset any regression from hyper-efficiency
8. Melvin Gordon III, RB, LAC - Foundation back came into his own as a receiver, more touchdowns with Henry out?

9. Leonard Fournette, RB, JAX - Ideal situation, room for growth if he avoids ankle injuries
10. Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN - Knee recovery smooth, a little worried about Vikings line injuries
11. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU - Elite producer as long as his quarterback isn’t Osweiler
12. Odell Beckham, WR, NYG - Back from a shattered ankle, more mouths to feed, but better offense
13. Keenan Allen, WR, LAC - Could lead the league in receptions, play larger red zone role with Henry out
14. Julio Jones, WR, ATL - Touchdowns and overall offensive finishing ability should bounce back
15. A.J. Green, WR, CIN - Offense will be better and ready for impact Ross can only help
16. T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND - High chance Luck is mostly his old self, Hilton should dominate targets
17. Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG - Should pop right away as a receiver, will be worth first if Giants offense clicks.

SOLID No. 1s/Strong No. 2s with Ceiling Limits

You’ll be happy to have this group in your lineup every week, but their season-long and weekly ceilings aren’t as high as the players above, and in some cases, their floors or risk are a lot lower.

18. Davante Adams, WR, GB - Adams has some added concussion downside, but he could be the clear top target in an Aaron Rodgers offense
19. Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL - Freeman got a little dinged last year and the offense underperformed, so there’s room for a bounce back to more uberstud weeks
20. Kareem Hunt, RB, KC - Got a massive share of the backfield last year, could change with Spencer Ware back
21. Michael Thomas, WR, NO - Lacks big play upside and Saints complementary wide receivers improved

22. Joe Mixon, RB, CIN - Offense will be improved, but Bernard outperformed him in lead role last year. How big will his role be?

23. Jordan Howard, RB, CHI - Will fewer Howard-centric games hurt his production more than a rationally coached offense improves it? Warming to him

24. Stefon Diggs, WR, MIN - Tends to miss a few games and hot starts don’t last, but entering prime years

25. Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR - Lack faith in Norv Turner to get the most out of him and 2017 season total masks bumpy ride, even in PPR leagues.

26. Tyreek Hill, WR, KC - How will the addition of Watkins and change from Smith to Mahomes affect his numbers?

27. Mike Evans, WR, TB - A lot of mouths to feed in Tampa, weekly ceiling getting lower
28. Travis Kelce, TE, KC - New young quarterback and a much better WR2 means he is unlikely to hit 2017 levels

29. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI - Another 100+ catch season is likely in the works
30. Adam Thielen, WR, MIN - Floor dropped a little in the second half of season, but ultra-safe

31. Alex Collins, RB, BAL - Lead back in a productive backfield getting best offensive lineman back from injury

HIGH FLOOR or HIGH CEILING No. 2

This group of No. 2 options has a weekly/season-long floor or ceiling that rivals some No. 1 options

32. Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN - Sutton may split the target share, but Thomas will be used more like late career Fitzgerald and quarterback play improved
33. Brandin Cooks, WR, LAR - Should get more targets and be used more creatively than Watkins, but how much more?
34. Jarvis Landry, WR, CLE - Everything lining up for a huge target season
35. Amari Cooper, WR, OAK - Will be given the opportunity to be clear No. 1. Can he seize it?

36. Juju Smith-Schuster, WR, PIT - Seems like he has been dealing with knee/leg issue on and off all year and was hyperefficient on very small target total (79)

RISK/REWARD No. 2's

37. Doug Baldwin, WR, SEA - Targets could come in bunches, but will knee issue affect him some or all of the year or even cost him games?

38. Julian Edelman, WR, NE - Some uncertainty with ACL surgery return and suspension, but should be target hog upon return.
39. Chris Hogan, WR, NE - Potential for more targets but also shutdown matchups while Edelman is suspended.

40. Jerick McKinnon, RB, SF - Has never been a lead back, but 49ers paid him like one. Hyde was low RB1 in worse offense last year.

41. Mark Ingram II, RB, NO - Was an RB1 after Peterson trade, how much should suspension discount price?

42. Lamar Miller, RB, HOU - Will get touches in ascendant offense by default

43. Marshawn Lynch, RB, OAK - Will Gruden resist the temptation of giving Doug Martin significant touches?

44. Derrick Henry, RB, TEN - Lewis injury upside is big, but not that efficient on per touch basis

45. Josh Gordon, WR, CLE - Sky high ceiling, but uncertainty creates rock bottom floor

46. Corey Davis, WR, TEN - Matthews injury worries open door to a WR1 role for Davis in a better offense

47. Jay Ajayi, RB, PHI - Role will increase, but will he get the majority of goal line looks?

48. Kenyan Drake, RB, MIA - Will Gase play games with him? With even 60% of work could pay off

49. Dion Lewis, RB, TEN - Tons of ability and PPR potential in a forward-looking offense, but hasn’t been that durable

50. LeSean McCoy, RB, BUF - Exempt list risk if any new developments break and in league’s worst offense

TE1/RB2/WR3/ELITE QB GRAB BAG

True impact performers have mostly dried up at this point, but in the mid-rounds, you can still grab options that have solid floors or good enough reward to go with increased risk to include this group in your starting lineup.

51. Allen Robinson, WR, CHI - Will Nagy’s offense have a true No. 1? How will he look coming off of ACL surgery?
52. Sammy Watkins, WR, KC -
Will he be a 1A with Hill, or even the No. 1 facing better matchups than he had with 2017 Rams?

53. Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB - Still the standard at quarterback, but the position is deeper than ever

54. Jimmy Graham, TE, GB - Loss of physical upside vs addition of value playing with the best quarterback in the game

55. Royce Freeman, RB, DEN - How quickly can he take over backfield or will Broncos employ committee all year?

56. Zach Ertz, TE, PHI - 2017 touchdown spike could be eaten up by Goedert
57. Jamison Crowder, WR, WAS - Was much better when healthy in the second half and will riff with Smith

58. Golden Tate, WR, DET - Most consistent Lions receiver, but 16 games of Golladay turns this into 1A/1B/1C
59. Deshaun Watson, QB, HOU - Watson can still be an elite fantasy option with a healthy amount of regression
60. Evan Engram, TE, NYG - Getting snaps as outside receiver, could pop if offense focuses on mismatches
61. Jordan Reed, TE, WAS - Should make beautiful music with Smith if he can stay on the field
62. Greg Olsen, TE, CAR - Came on in playoffs, but more targets to share with in Carolina now

63. Kerryon Johnson, RB, DET - How quickly can he take over backfield or will Lions employ committee all year?

64. Rex Burkhead, RB, NE - Michel knee condition raises his floor and ceiling

WR3 CHOICES GO ON FOR MILES

Don’t fear waiting at wide receiver.

65. Marquise Goodwin, WR, SF - Are we ignoring Jimmy Garoppolo’s No. 1 target last year?

66. Michael Crabtree, WR, BAL - Should lead Ravens in targets, what will that be worth?
67. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN - Should be healthier this year with a better quarterback, but targets likely split three ways with Sutton
68. Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR - Could be most valuable Rams receiver if Cooks doesn’t get a big bump from Watkins 2017 targets
69. Marvin Jones Jr, WR, DET - Healthy Golladay will make his year a rollercoaster ride
70. Will Fuller V, WR, HOU - Was a WR1 with Watson, but injuries becoming an annual occurrence

71. Nelson Agholor, WR, PHI - Crowded offense, rising talent, but will have fantasy ups and downs
72. Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA - Healthier than last year and Baldwin’s knee could up his ceiling

BOOM/BUST MID-ROUND QB/RB/WR

Lots of weekly and season-long upside in this group, but risk and weekly volatility to go along with the appeal puts them on the fringe of running back and wide receiver starters and quarterbacks worth premium picks.

73. Cam Newton, QB, CAR - Greatly improved targets, offensive line woes mounting, what will Norv do with him?
74. Russell Wilson, QB, SEA - Team wants to run, how’s Baldwin’s knee, any trust in Schottenheimer?
75. Andrew Luck, QB, IND - Uneventful camp points to return of Luck of old
76. Randall Cobb, WR, GB - Set up to be one of Rodgers main targets, but can he stay healthy?
77. Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL - Weekly viability will be helped by Sarkisian year two, needs Freeman injury to be more than 10-12 touch player
78. Kenny Stills, WR, MIA - Parker lackluster camp sets him up to be quasi-WR1

79. Robby Anderson, WR, NYJ - Could get suspended and might have a new quarterback, but he looked like rising star last year

80. Robert Woods, WR, LAR - Could be the biggest loser if Cooks targets much greater than Watkins

81. Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI - Played with a bum shoulder that was surgically repaired, will that keep him on PUP to open season?

82. Kenny Golladay, WR, DET - Should be No. 1 in the red zone and take up a lot of Ebron's vacated targets
83. Chris Thompson, RB, WAS - Was solid upside RB2 in PPR before the injury
84. Tarik Cohen, RB, CHI - Unknown ceiling as usage should embrace talent this year
85. Jamaal Williams, RB, GB - Two-week head start on Aaron Jones, monitor ankle injury.

86. James White, RB, NE - Healthiest of top three backs in New England

HIGH FLOOR MID-ROUND STANDBYS

A couple of overlooked high floor players and a trio of veteran quarterbacks who are just fine to march out there every week.

87. Carlos Hyde, RB, CLE - More experienced, but maybe lesser talent in Browns backfield

88. Isaiah Crowell, RB, NYJ - A lot cheaper than last year in a better situation and similar role
89. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT - Was QB1 overall from Weeks 10-16 last year
90. Drew Brees, QB, NO - Passing numbers should bounce back, but how much?
91. Tom Brady, QB, NE - Another fantasy playoff swoon last year and Gronk injury could cause offense collapse
92. Delanie Walker, TE, TEN - Jonnu Smith coming on, but Tennessee offense should give more touchdown opportunities, monitor toe injury

UPSIDE PLAYS

At this point in your draft, it’s all about ceiling

93. Anthony Miller, WR, CHI - Show-stealing camp portends big things, but Bears offense has a ton of viable targets

94. Sony Michel, RB, NE - Knee drain sounds like an ongoing issue and will miss rookie training camp rampup in Patriots offense

95. Carson Wentz, QB, PHI - Mixed signals from early camp handling, Week 1 not guaranteed
96. Mike Williams, WR, LAC - Healthy now and could be the biggest beneficiary from Henry injury in red zone
97. Aaron Jones, RB, GB - Best runner in Green Bay, but the suspension to begin the year and battling a hamstring issue
98. Ronald Jones II, RB, TB - Somewhat quiet camp and might not be much of a passing game threat yet

VALUE PLAYS

Underrated options who should outproduce ADP

99. Alex Smith, QB, WAS - Might be a better fit in Jay Gruden offense and was top five last year
100. Jack Doyle, TE, IND - Gets Luck back, targets may be down, but higher value
101. Duke Johnson Jr, RB, CLE - More time in the slot this year?

WIDE RECEIVER QUESTION MARKS

The ceiling is low enough and risk big enough to keep this group a lower priority

102. John Brown, WR, BAL - Looks like old self in Ravens camp, can he stay healthy?

103. Keelan Cole, WR, JAX - Red hot at end of the season and two receivers he shares with have had trouble staying healthy

104. Pierre Garcon, WR, SF - Looking less and less like he's Garoppolo’s No. 1 coming back off of a neck injury
105. Rishard Matthews, WR, TEN - Will offseason injury issue mar his season?
106. DeVante Parker, WR, MIA - Lackluster camp, but is that just Xavien Howard taking off?

SAFE QB1

It’s not difficult to get a reliable starter at quarterback

107. Matthew Stafford, QB, DET - Healthy Golladay, but running game should be a lot better
108. Kirk Cousins, QB, MIN - Offensive line worries, but endured nightmare line injuries last year
109. Philip Rivers, QB, LAC - Will miss Henry, but so consistent year-to-year

RUNNING BACK ROLE PLAYERS

None of these backs are likely to truly take over their backfield, but they can be very efficient in the roles they will have to open the season.

110. Nyheim Hines, RB, IND - Chris Thompson upside as big play receiving running back
111. Marlon Mack, RB, IND - Should lead Colts backs in touches
112. Ty Montgomery, RB, GB - Back door to big PPR numbers if Cobb gets hurt

WIDE RECEIVER ROLE PLAYERS

None of these wide receivers will get huge target shares, but they can be very efficient in the roles they will have to open the season.

113. Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG - Likely 3rd/4th fiddle, but big weekly matchup upside
114. Josh Doctson, WR, WAS - Big red zone role if he can stay healthy
115. Tyrell Williams, WR, LAC - Technically a starter, but limited targets/role in Chargers passing game
116. Paul Richardson Jr, WR, WAS - Big deep passing game role if he can stay healthy

RUNNING BACK QUESTION MARKS

This group’s weekly value may be tough to figure out as the season goes on, but there are paths to consistent fantasy relevance.

117. C.J. Anderson, RB, CAR - Anderson role limited by McCaffrey, but upgrade from Stewart
118. Nick Chubb, RB, CLE - Tons of ability, can he overtake Hyde this year?
119. Chris Carson, RB, SEA - Even if he doesn’t start, will clearly play a big role
120. Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA - Seattle running game holds down ceiling even if he passes Carson.

121. Matt Breida, RB, SF - If McKinnon can’t hold up, he can be lead back, might have weekly value anyway, sounds like shoulder will be ok

UPSIDE BENCH WIDE RECEIVERS

Second half of your draft is all about upside plays at the very deep wide receiver position

122. John Ross, WR, CIN - Dazzling in Bengals camp, can he stay healthy?
123. Jordy Nelson, WR, OAK - Very positive camp reviews, but questions about 2017 and Raiders on the whole.
124. Chris Godwin, WR, TB - Rising talent in Bucs offense, but only so many balls to go around
125. Cameron Meredith, WR, NO - Poised to be the big slot in Saints offense
126. Calvin Ridley, WR, ATL - One of most pro-ready receivers in the draft, but season-long upside limited
127. Taywan Taylor, WR, TEN - If Matthews can’t stay healthy, breakout year could be in cards
128. Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN - Tons of buzz, but probably needs an injury to be relevant every week
129. James Washington, WR, PIT - Having good camp and securing No. 3 job in a good offense
130. D.J. Moore, WR, CAR - Panthers are excited, but lots of mouths to feed in limited pass offense
131. Devin Funchess, WR, CAR - Might have biggest red zone role of any Panthers wide receiver, but will blend in a better-stocked offense

END OF TE1s

If you haven’t take one in the first 9-10 rounds, here are some options.

132. Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN - Touchdowns kept him afloat after huge target loss last year
133. George Kittle, TE, SF - Rising talent, will share time with Celek, but get the majority of targets, sounds like shoulder will be ok
134. Trey Burton, TE, CHI - May yield targets to Shaheen in the red zone, but will play a large role

LATER UPSIDE BENCH STASHES

Ceiling is the most important factor to stocking your bench

135. Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN - Talent demands a larger role than Bengals likely to give him
136. Keke Coutee, WR, HOU - Hope he gets over hamstring issue quickly, big play upside in slot
137. Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN - A total roll of the dice, but dominates in the red zone
138. Jordan Wilkins, RB, IND - Could lead Colts in carries and get goal line looks
139. Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, ARI - Chance to be No. 3 target in Arizona
140. David Njoku, TE, CLE - Chance to be No. 3 target in Cleveland
141. Christian Kirk, WR, ARI - Not prominent early in camp but very talented, could seize a role

SAFE QB1, CONTINUED

It’s easy to get a solid fantasy quarterback

142. Matt Ryan, QB, ATL - How much will he bounce back in Sarkisian year two?
143. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF - Strong, but not overwhelming for fantasy in small sample size, should improve
144. Patrick Mahomes II II, QB, KC - Will he have big games with the addition of Watkins and aggressive style or struggle adjusting to NFL defenses? Probably both, depending on the week.
145. Marcus Mariota, QB, TEN - Should get a boost from a new offensive coaching staff
146. Jared Goff, QB, LAR - Solid, but generally unexciting fantasy option.
147. Andy Dalton, QB, CIN - Offensive bounceback coming was a fantasy QB1 not that long ago

POTENTIAL IF HEALTHY

At one point, this group had bright futures, but they need to regain momentum

148. Allen Hurns, WR, DAL - Cowboys haven’t found a No. 1 yet, that’s not good for him
149. Donte Moncrief, WR, JAX - Already dinged, but still on the upside of his career
150. Quincy Enunwa, WR, NYJ - Jets easing him back, was once ticketed to be No. 1
151. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, BUF - What is leading the Bills in targets worth?

LATER UPSIDE BENCH STASHES, CONTINUED

152. Michael Gallup, WR, DAL - Cowboys haven’t found a No. 1, that could be good for him
153. Geronimo Allison, WR, GB - Early leader for No. 3 job, watch out for Kumerow
154. Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI - Might dominate in red zone
155. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, NE - Can Belichick harness his talent?

DEFENSES? YES, DEFENSES

156. Jacksonville D/ST - Open with Eli, decent weekly floor, Jets and Bills on schedule, Dolphins in fantasy championship week
157. Los Angeles Rams D/ST - Open with Raiders, decent weekly floor, Seahawks and Cardinals twice, including Cardinals Week 16 (Pay Aaron Donald!)
158. Baltimore D/ST - Open with Bills (!)
159. Los Angeles Chargers D/ST - Open with Mahomes and Bills (!), sucks to lose Verrett
160. Denver D/ST - Open with Seattle in Denver

BENCH DEPTH

161. Peyton Barber, RB, TB - Could be a fantasy surprise if Jones struggles

162. Rob Kelley, RB WAS - First in line for early down touches in Washington?

163. Samaje Perine, RB, WAS - New life with Guice injury, can he overtake Kelley?
164. Frank Gore, RB, MIA - Coaches love his game, will have a role
165. Eric Ebron, TE, IND - Could be a 2A/2B in Luck offense with Doyle
166. Marqise Lee, WR, JAX - Might lead Jaguars in targets
167. Mohamed Sanu, WR, ATL - Solid, consistent last year, but Ridley might threaten target share
168. Danny Amendola, WR, MIA - Early leader for slot role Landry made so valuable
169. Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN - Potential to be second in targets with Ross/Eifert injury record

LATER UPSIDE BENCH STASHES REQUIRING PATIENCE

170. Dante Pettis, WR, SF - Great camp but needs an injury in front of him to be relevant
171. Tre’Quan Smith, WR, NO - Great camp but needs an injury in front of him to be relevant
172. Dede Westbrook, WR, JAX - Came on in the second half, but Jags added receivers
173. J’Mon Moore, WR, GB - Mixed camp, mostly impact receiver of Packers draft trio
174. Antonio Callaway, WR, CLE - Before marijuana incident, had a path to being the deep threat if Gordon still out Week 1.
175. Corey Coleman, WR, BUF - Will the Bills have an effective deep passing game?

EARLY REVEAL RUNNING BACKS DEEP BENCH STASH

176. Jeremy Hill, RB, NE - Could have a decent share of Blount role with Michel hurting
177. Devontae Booker, RB, DEN - Just a guy, role largest to begin the season without an injury to other backs

QBBC CANDIDATES

178. Dak Prescott, QB, DAL - Bad vibes coming from Dallas offense
179. Eli Manning, QB, NYG - Still hard to trust Eli in any given week despite new weapons
180. Blake Bortles, QB, JAX - Good matchup play, but can still be a banana in the tailpipe
181. Mitchell Trubisky, QB, CHI - Will he have Goff-esque quick adjustment to a new offense?
182. Jameis Winston, QB, TB - Hard to draft knowing you won’t have him four of first five weeks
183. Tyrod Taylor, QB, CLE - Good weekly ceiling as running quarterback, but Mayfield looms
184. Case Keenum, QB, DEN - A great trio of wide receivers, might deserve more love
185. Derek Carr, QB, OAK - Just not sold on Oakland offense
186. Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA - Might be ineffective week-to-week

INJURY OPPORTUNITY BENCH RUNNING BACKS

187. Corey Clement, RB, PHI - Very effective in a very small role
188. T.J. Yeldon, RB, JAX - Solid two-way backup in a great situation
189. Javorius Allen, RB, BAL - Reliable, but limited upside
190. Kenneth Dixon, RB, BAL - Unreliable, but has untapped upside
191. Latavius Murray, RB, MIN - Revived in strong second half
192. Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ - Good all-around game, but the staff doesn’t trust him
193. Corey Grant, RB, JAX - Explosive playmaker needs a role
194. Spencer Ware, RB, KC - Was an RB1 first half of 2016, appears to be healthy
195. Chase Edmonds, RB, ARI - Cardinals apparently treating him as a primary backup

MINIMAL VALUE ROLE PLAYING BACKS

196. Theo Riddick, RB, DET - Might have to fight Abdullah for receiving back snaps
197. D’Onta Foreman, RB, HOU - Achilles recovery unknown
198. LeGarrette Blount, RB, DET - Goal line back/finisher, Johnson looming
199. Darren Sproles, RB, PHI - Capped at 7-10 touches a game

DESPERATION PLAY WIDE RECEIVERS

200. DeSean Jackson, WR, TB - Arrow down from modest 2017 with Godwin coming on
201. Jermaine Kearse, WR, NYJ - Rosterable if Enunwa isn’t old self
202. Martavis Bryant, WR, OAK - Not sure about the fit, Switzer could take snaps
203. Dez Bryant, WR, FA - Not much time to ramp up with a new team
204. Cole Beasley, WR, DAL - Could lead Dallas in targets, but what is that worth?
205. Ted Ginn Jr, WR, NO - Meredith and Smith will cut into his modest target share
206. Travis Benjamin, WR, LAC - Mike Williams will cut into his modest target share
207. Mike Wallace, WR, PHI - Torrey Smith only had 68 targets last year
208. Willie Snead IV, WR, BAL - Role player in unsettled pass offense

DESPERATION PLAY TIGHT ENDS

209. Cameron Brate, TE, TB - Weekly outlook for touchdowns improved when Winston returns
210. Jared Cook, TE, OAK - Can he become more consistent in late career
211. Ben Watson, TE, NO - Slowing down but experienced in the offense
212. Charles Clay, TE, BUF - Target share in a terrible offense
213. OJ Howard, TE, TB - Big play weekly upside, but target share won’t grow much if at all
214. Vance McDonald, TE, PIT - Big plans but not healthy

RUNNING BACKS WHO COULD RUIN BACKFIELDS

215. Doug Martin, RB, OAK - The fascination continues but he was bad last year
216. CJ Prosise, RB, SEA - Best Seattle passing down pack but can’t stay on the field

POTENTIAL AUGUST RISERS

217. Ryan Grant, WR, IND - Highest floor in non-Hilton Colts wide receivers
218. Jaron Brown, WR, SEA - Could start if Baldwin isn’t right
219. DJ Chark, WR, JAX - Injuries could create opportunity, will get mixed in
220. Kenny Britt, WR, NE - Patriots like him, but perennial disappointment
221. Phillip Dorsett, WR, NE - Playing some inside, can replace Cooks vertical element
222. Eric Decker, WR, NE - Similar to Matthews, but does he have anything left?
223. Jake Kumerow, WR, GB - Darkhorse to win No. 2 outside job in Green Bay
224. Jeremy Kerley, WR, BUF - Might lead Bills in targets from the slot

TIGHT END WAIVER WIRE WATCH

225. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, JAX - Jags like him but how many targets available?
226. Jonnu Smith, TE, TEN - His time is coming, but probably not this year
227. Tyler Higbee, TE, LAR - If Everett shoulder is a problem, could emerge
228. Michael Roberts, TE, DET - Will lead Lions tight ends in scores
229. Vernon Davis, TE, WAS - Rosterable if Reed gets hurt again
230. Mike Gesicki, TE, MIA - High bar for rookie tight ends, but could be red zone specialist
231. Hayden Hurst, TE, BAL - Chance to seize a role in an unsettled offense
232. Adam Shaheen, TE, CHI - Could be red zone specialist
233. Gerald Everett, TE, LAR - Ready to take a step in a crowded offense, but banged up

IN CASE OF INJURY/EXEMPT LIST, BREAK GLASS

234. Rod Smith, RB, DAL - Could be everydown back if Elliott goes down
235. James Conner, RB, PIT - Will likely share with Samuels if Bell goes down
236. Chris Ivory, RB, BUF - Can he make anything out of Buffalo offense if McCoy exempt listed?
237. John Kelly, RB, LAR - Underrated back could pop if Gurley goes down

WIDE RECEIVER WAIVER WIRE WATCH LIST

238. Mack Hollins, WR, PHI - Ready if Eagles have injuries at wide receiver
239. Terrelle Pryor, WR, NYJ - We know he can play, but can he stay on the field?
240. Chris Moore, WR, BAL - Deep threat if Brown can’t stay healthy
241. Ryan Switzer, WR, OAK - Could leapfrog Bryant for snaps yet
242. Amara Darboh, WR, SEA - Solid young talent vying for targets in thin pass offense
243. Brandon Marshall, WR, SEA - Some buzz that he’s back, could play in the red zone
244. Terrance Williams, WR, DAL - Always underwhelming but opportunity in Dallas
245. Torrey Smith, WR, CAR - Ted Ginn Jr lite role in Carolina
246. Taylor Gabriel, WR, CHI - Explosive, but limited targets in an offense on the rise
247. Brice Butler, WR, ARI - Inside track for No. 2 job?
248. Laquon Treadwell, WR, MIN - Might start if Diggs/Thielen go down, still young
249. Richie James, WR, SF - Having good camp, tenacious inside/outside player

250. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, GB - Auspicious preseason opener could give him inside track to playing time