Updated PPR Top 250 - Footballguys

Running down the top 250 players to draft in PPR leagues, updated through Week 3 of the preseason

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.

1. Todd Gurley, RB, LAR - Take at ADP
2. David Johnson, RB, ARI - Take at/ahead of ADP
3. Antonio Brown, WR, PIT - Take at/ahead of ADP
4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL - Take slightly after ADP, offensive line worries may make fade right move in hindsight
5. Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE - Take in second round, ahead of ADP **Top Target**
6. Alvin Kamara, RB, NO - Take at/ahead of ADP
7. Melvin Gordon III, RB, LAC - Take at/ahead of ADP
8. Leonard Fournette, RB, JAX - Take at/ahead of ADP
9. DeAndre Hopkins, RB, HOU - Take slightly after ADP, aiming to take a first-round worthy running back over him
10. Odell Beckham Jr Jr, WR, NYG - Take at ADP
11. Keenan Allen, WR, LAC - Take at/ahead of ADP
12. Julio Jones, WR, ATL - Take at ADP
13. A.J. Green, WR, CIN - Take at/ahead of ADP
14. Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN - Take slightly after ADP, offensive line and Latavius Murray role worries
15. T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND - Take in second round, ahead of ADP **Top Target**
16. Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, hamstring worries, wondering about Giants offense
17. Davante Adams, WR, GB - Take at ADP
18. Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL - Take at ADP
19. Kareem Hunt, RB, KC - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, worried about return of Ware making weekly scores more volatile
20. Michael Thomas, WR, NO - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, worried about better supporting cast
21. Jordan Howard, RB, CHI - Take at/ahead of ADP - If I had to decide between Mixon and Howard on the clock smoke might come out of my ears
22. Tyreek Hill, WR, KC - Take at/ahead of ADP

23. Stefon Diggs, WR, MIN - Take at/ahead of ADP
24. Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR - Unlikely to be available where I would target him. Could put up first-round numbers due to volume
25. Travis Kelce, TE, KC - Take at ADP

26. Joe Mixon, RB, CIN - Take slightly below ADP

27. Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT - Ultimate risk/reward pick
28. Mike Evans, WR, TB - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, too many mouths to feed
29. Alex Collins, RB, BAL - Take in mid/late third **Top Target**
30. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI - Take at/ahead of ADP
31. Brandin Cooks, WR, LAR - Take at/ahead of ADP
32. Adam Thielen, WR, MIN - Worth ADP, but not a preferred third-round wide receiver target
33. Amari Cooper, WR, OAK - Worth ADP, but not a preferred third-round wide receiver target
34. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, PIT - Take at/ahead of ADP
35. Jarvis Landry, WR, CLE - Take at/ahead of ADP. Landry vs Juju vs Cooks vs fourth-round running back is a tough call

36. Lamar Miller, RB, HOU - Fourth-round running back target if Collins has gone
37. Julian Edelman, WR, NE - Take in sixth round **Top Target**
38. Chris Hogan, WR, NE - Take in fifth/sixth round. Understand desire to diversify and have only one of Edelman/Hogan/Gronkowski **Top Target**
39. Derrick Henry, RB, TEN - Won't talk you out of taking him in fourth
40. Mark Ingram II, RB, NO - Target in late fourth/early fifth **Top Target**

41. Kenyan Drake, RB, MIA - Not a preferred fourth-round running back target, don't trust Gase, won't talk you out of it
42. Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN - Trending down, worth ADP, but prefer other targets in fourth
43. Josh Gordon, WR, CLE - Cleared, could be a huge hit at ADP, I won't take him in fourth, won't talk you out of it
44. Corey Davis, WR, TEN - Target in fifth round
45. Marshawn Lynch, RB, OAK - Target in sixth round **Top Target**

46. Sammy Watkins, WR, KC - Sixth round wide receiver alternative to Patriots duo
47. Jay Ajayi, RB, PHI - Not a preferred fourth-round running back target, think Eagles won't push him, already dinged
48. Dion Lewis, RB, TEN - Fifth-round running back option
49. LeSean McCoy, RB, BUF - Would rather not dabble in Buffalo offense, but could deliver second round value

50. Allen Robinson, WR, CHI - Not a preferred fourth/fifth round wide receiver target
51. Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, better quarterback values available
52. Jimmy Graham, TE, GB - Target at ADP as alternative to Gronkowski in second/third
53. Royce Freeman, RB, DEN - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, don't trust Broncos coaching to be rational
54. Jamison Crowder, WR, WAS - Take in seventh/eighth round **Top Target**
55. Golden Tate, WR, DET - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, think Lions wide receiver trio values close
56. Marquise Goodwin, WR, SF - Alternative to Patriots duo/Crowder in sixth/seventh
57. Rex Burkhead, RB, NE - Fifth/sixth round running back if Ingram/Lewis/Lynch gone, Won't talk you out of making him top target

58. Doug Baldwin, WR, SEA - Hard to see him performing at level of offseason expectations
59. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN - Alternative to Crowder/Goodwin in sixth/seventh

60. Deshaun Watson, QB, HOU - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, better quarterback values available
61. Zach Ertz, TE, PHI - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, expect 2017 touchdown spike to come back down
62. Jamaal Williams, RB, GB - Top running back target in sixth/seventh if Lynch, Burkhead gone
63. Evan Engram, TE, NYG - Potentially a right answer at tight end, but not a preferred target at position
64. Jordan Reed, TE, WAS - Target in seventh as an alternative to Gronkowski in second/third or Graham in fifth
65. Carlos Hyde, RB, CLE - Top running back target in sixth/seventh if Lynch, Burkhead gone
66. Kerryon Johnson, RB, DET - Running back option in sixth if Burkhead and Lynch gone, limited ceiling
67. Greg Olsen, TE, CAR - Potentially a right answer at tight end, but not a preferred target at position
68. Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR - Alternative to Crowder/Sanders in seventh, below for me because Cooks role should be greater than Watkins
69. Marvin Jones Jr, WR, DET - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, worry about Golladay cutting into outside targets
70. Will Fuller V, WR, HOU - High ceiling alternative to Crowder/Sanders/Kupp in seventh, below for me because of injury worries
71. Cam Newton, QB, CAR - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, better quarterback values available
72. Russell Wilson, QB, SEA - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, better quarterback values available
73. Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, matchup RB2/Flex without Freeman injury
74. Kenny Stills, WR, MIA - Target in 8th-10th

75. Nelson Agholor, WR, PHI - Target in eighth/ninth
76. Michael Crabtree, WR, BAL - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, lacking ceiling
77. Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA - Target in 10th-12th **Top Target**
78. Andrew Luck, QB, IND - Target in eighth **Top Target**
79. Randall Cobb, WR, GB - Target in eighth
80. Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI - Unlikely to be available where I would target him; worry about the shoulder and limited weekly ceiling
81. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT - Target in ninth **Top Target**
82. Drew Brees, QB, NO - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, better quarterback values available
83. Tom Brady, QB, NE - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, better quarterback values available
84. Robert Woods, WR, LAR - Argument to take him on 2017 numbers in eighth, worry about Cooks changing balance of pass offense
85. Kenny Golladay, WR, DET - Target in 10th-12th **Top Target**

86. Adrian Peterson, RB, WAS

87. James Conner, RB, PIT

88. Alfred Morris, RB, SF - Presumptive starter with McKinnon out

89. Keelan Cole, WR, JAX - If a Jaguars receiver is going to emerge and provide peaks worth chasing, it's Cole 13th round or later **Top Target**

90. Robby Anderson, WR, NYJ - Argument to take him on pure talent in ninth, some quarterback play worry
91. Devin Funchess, WR, CAR - Good bet to be most productive Carolina wide receiver, but what's that worth?
92. Tarik Cohen, RB, CHI - Will have PPR spikes but likely be unpredictable week to week
93. Chris Thompson, RB, WAS - Injury history, him saying he's not 100%, offsets 2017 that was clearly worth more than this
94. James White, RB, NE - Running back target in eighth/ninth, healthiest back in New England
95. Duke Johnson Jr, RB, CLE - Running back target in eighth/ninth, limited weekly ceiling
96. Delanie Walker, TE, TEN - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, will share more with Jonnu Smith, more varied offense
97. Jack Doyle, TE, IND - Tight end target in ninth/tenth, could get huge Luck boost

98. Anthony Miller, WR, CHI - Target in 11th-13th, could repeat Kupp's rookie season from slot **Top Target**
99. Taywan Taylor, WR, TEN - Target in 12th or later, Titans have a plan for him and could take snaps from gimpy Matthews
100. Carson Wentz, QB, PHI - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, better quarterback values available, worry about return to form
101. Chris Carson, RB, SEA - Ninth round running back target but limited by RBBC and situation
102. Peyton Barber, RB, TB - Ninth round running back target, but limited by RBBC and situation
103. Sony Michel, RB, NE - Unlikely to be available where I would target him, worry about missing camp/preseason as a rookie

104. Matt Breida, RB, SF

105. Trey Burton, TE, CHI - Could get off to hot start, possible right answer at tight end, will need to take him in eighth
106. Mike Williams, WR, LAC - Could lead Chargers in touchdown receptions and become Rivers #2, secondary wide receiver target in 11th-12th
107. John Brown, WR, BAL - We know he can play, meshes well with Flacco, 13th round or later target **Top Target**

108. John Ross, WR, CIN - **End Game Target**
109. Tyrell Williams, WR, LAC - Could take another step and outperform modest ADP 13th round or later target
110. Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN - Rising fast, could be Denver's Golladay turning wide receiver group into 1A/1B/1C 13th round or later **Top Target**
111. Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG - Worth ADP, but could be inconsistent as third/fourth option, better potential for profit at wide receiver in his range
112. Matthew Stafford, QB, DET - Could have one of best seasons of career, won't talk you out of targeting him
113. Patrick Mahomes II II, QB, KC - Should be fun, sometimes frustrating. Understand plan of reserving 10th for him
114. Marcus Mariota, QB, TEN - High ceiling if he meshes with new offense and young targets. 10th/11th round possibility
115. Alex Smith, QB, WAS - Cheapest of quarterbacks with Top 6-8 upside outside of Top 10 drafted 10th/11th round possibility
116. David Njoku, TE, CLE - Oozes athletic upside, but will there be enough balls to go around in Cleveland?
117. Aaron Jones, RB, GB - Bench stash, might need Williams injury to realize value, but proven on field
118. Ty Montgomery, RB, GB - Already dinged, could have Duke Johnson Jr usage, could be marginalized
119. Pierre Garcon, WR, SF - What will his value be as #2 in San Francisco with lots of other viable targets, fade at ADP
120. Jordy Nelson, WR, OAK - Hard to buy into redemption narrative, limited ceiling, fade at ADP
121. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, BUF - Prefer to not dabble in Buffalo offense, target different wide receiver in his ADP range
122. Calvin Ridley, WR, ATL - Could deliver with very refined skillset, but will likely need injury to Jones/Sanu to hit, not preferred ADP range target
123. James Washington, WR, PIT - 15th or later round target, #3 role in Pittsburgh has value **Top Target**
124. Chris Godwin, WR, TB - Secondary 13th or later round target, rising talent, lots of mouths to feed.
125. Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
126. Kirk Cousins, QB, MIN
127. Philip Rivers, QB, LAC
128. Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
129. Isaiah Crowell, RB, NYJ
130. Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
131. Ronald Jones II II, RB, TB
132. Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA
133. Marlon Mack, RB, IND

134. Rishard Matthews, WR, TEN
135. Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
136. C.J. Anderson, RB, CAR
137. Nick Chubb, RB, CLE

138. Javorius Allen, RB, BAL - **End Game Target**
139. George Kittle, TE, SF
140. Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
141. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF
142. Jared Goff, QB, LAR
143. Jameis Winston, QB, TB
144. D.J. Moore, WR, CAR
145. Christian Kirk, WR, ARI - **End Game Target**
146. Geronimo Allison, WR, GB - **End Game Target**
147. Michael Gallup, WR, DAL
148. Jacksonville D/ST
149. Los Angeles Rams D/ST
150. Josh Doctson, WR, WAS
151. Paul Richardson Jr, WR, WAS
152. Jordan Wilkins, RB, IND
153. Frank Gore, RB, MIA **End Game Target**
154. Latavius Murray, RB, MIN **End Game Target**
155. T.J. Yeldon, RB, JAX **End Game Target**
156. Tre'Quan Smith, WR, NO **End Game Target**

157. Dede Westbrook, WR, JAX
158. Cameron Meredith, WR NO
159. DeVante Parker, WR, MIA
160. Jaylen Samuels, RB, PIT **End Game Target**
161. Baltimore D/ST
162. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, NE **End Game Target**
163. Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI **End Game Target**
164. Eric Ebron, TE, IND
165. Blake Bortles, QB, JAX **End Game Target**
166. Andy Dalton, QB, CIN **End Game Target**
167. Phillip Dorsett, WR, NE - *End Game Target**
168. Denver D/ST
169. Los Angeles Chargers D/ST
170. New Orleans D/ST
171. Philadelphia D/ST
172. Minnesota D/ST
173. Spencer Ware, RB, KC
174. Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC

175. Wayne Gallman, RB, NYG
176. Chase Edmonds, RB, ARI
177. Rod Smith, RB, DAL
178. Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, ARI *End Game Target**
179. Theo Riddick, RB, DET

180. Donte Moncrief, WR, JAX

181. D.J. Chark Jr, WR, JAX
182. Quincy Enunwa, WR, NYJ
183. Mohamed Sanu, WR, ATL
184. DeSean Jackson, WR, TB
185. Danny Amendola, WR, MIA
186. Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
187. Eli Manning, QB, NYG
188. Mitchell Trubisky, QB, CHI
189. Case Keenum, QB, DEN
190. Derek Carr, QB, OAK
191. Bruce Ellington, WR, HOU
192. Cameron Brate, TE, TB
193. Ben Watson, TE NO
194. Nyheim Hines, RB, IND
195. C.J. Prosise, RB, SEA
196. Corey Grant, RB, JAX
197. Dante Pettis, WR, SF
198. Jaylen Samuels, RB, PIT
199. Tyrod Taylor, QB, CLE
200. Corey Clement, RB, PHI
201. LeGarrette Blount, RB, DET
202. Jeremy Hill, RB, NE
203. Mike Gillislee, RB, NO
204. Kenneth Dixon, RB, BAL
205. Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN
206. Mike Wallace, WR, PHI
207. Allen Hurns, WR, DAL
208. Darren Sproles, RB, PHI
209. Devontae Booker, RB, DEN
210. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, JAX
211. Keke Coutee, WR, HOU
212. Ryan Grant, WR, IND
213. Jaron Brown, WR, SEA
214. Albert Wilson, WR, MIA
215. John Kelly, RB, LAR
216. O.J. Howard, TE, TB
217. Doug Martin, RB, OAK
218. Alfred Blue, RB, HOU
219. Brandon Marshall, WR, SEA
220. David Moore, WR, SEA
221. Martavis Bryant, WR, OAK
222. Ted Ginn Jr, WR, NO
223. Terrelle Pryor, WR, NYJ
224. Laquon Treadwell, WR, MIN
225. Cole Beasley, WR, DAL
226. Jonnu Smith, TE, TEN
227. Austin Hooper, TE, ATL
228. Tyler Higbee, TE, LAR
229. Jermaine Kearse, WR, NYJ
230. Dez Bryant, WR, FA
231. Charles Clay, TE, BUF
232. Richie James, WR, SF
233. Travis Benjamin, WR, LAC
234. Jeremy Kerley, WR, BUF
235. Trent Taylor, WR, SF
236. Adam Humphries, WR, TB
237. Jared Cook, TE, OAK
238. Nick Vannett, TE, SEA
239. Rashard Higgins, WR, CLE
240. Antonio Callaway, WR, CLE
241. Curtis Samuel, WR, CAR
242. Kevin White, WR, CHI
243. Christine Michael, RB, IND
244. Cody Latimer, WR, NYG
245. Chester Rogers, WR, IND
246. Maurice Harris, WR, WAS
247. Jalen Richard, RB, OAK
248. Chris Ivory, RB, BUF

249. Ameer Abdullah, RB, DET

250. Wendell Smallwood, RB, PHI