2019 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings

2019 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings

July 31, 2019 Off By tailgatesports

By Nick Kazandjian

*Disclaimer* This is a ranking of NFL players strictly based on their Fantasy value.  This is NOT a ranking based on talent. All points and rankings are based on a PPR format using ESPN Fantasy Football.

Fantasy season is finally upon us once again.  More importantly, the NFL is almost back in action as training camps are just getting going and the smell of the pigskin is in the air.  We had some talented players and breakout stars take over the league last year. Who will be the new guys to break through the ceiling and who are the must drafts? I will go through every position and give you the Top 20 at those positions and one sleeper later on in the draft.


RkNameFantasy Points (Last Season)
1.Patrick Mahomes II417.1
2. Matt Ryan355
3. DeShaun Watson331.7
4.Andrew Luck327.9
5. Aaron Rodgers312.6
6.Jared Goff310.4
7.Baker Mayfield240.1
8.Ben Roethlisberger341.9
9.Cam Newton282.6
10.Drew Brees305
11.Kyler MurrayRookie
12.Russell Wilson299.4
13.Tom Brady281.4
14.Phillip Rivers285
15.Dak Prescott285.9
16.Jimmy Garoppolo48
17.Kirk Cousins283.1
18.Nick Foles76.2
19.Lamar Jackson157.5
20.Mitchell Trubisky263

Now I know what you’re thinking, “Kyler Murray at 11 already??” Yes. Kyler is going to be extremely explosive and out making things happen for a team that seriously needs a spark after a pitiful season last year.  The tandem of Murray and David Johnson to go along with Larry Fitzgerald will make for some serious fantasy value. Mahomes leads the way easily after a historic season last year. Some weird spots here at QB with some young players and guys who missed time due to injury.

Sleeper: WAS, Dwayne Haskins

Running Backs

RkNameFantasy Points (Last Season)
1.Saquon Barkley385.8
2.Christain McCaffery385.5
3.Ezekiel Elliot329.1
4.Alvin Kamara354.2
5.Le’Veon Bell0
6.Todd Gurley372.1
7.David Johnson246.6
8.James Connor280
9.Melvin Gordon275.5
10.Mark Ingram II142.5
11.Tarik Cohen233.9
12.Joe Mixon243.4
13.James White276.6
14.Damien Williams98.6
15.Phillip Lindsay222.8
16.Sony Michel139.1
17.Josh JacobsRookie
18.Nick Chubb194.5
19.Aaron Jones171.4
20.Dalvin Cook152

Tons of great running backs around the league but these guys are the best and Saquon is #1.  In PPR leagues guys like Barkley and McCaffery are easily giving you 20-30 points each week in and out.  Ingram is my surprise player to crack the top 10. He’s moving into an offense designed to pound the football with handoffs.  Ingram will get 15-20 carries each game and for the former Heisman winner that is enough to make him explode.  

Sleeper: SF Matt Brieda & WAS Darius Guice

Wide Receiver

RkNameFantasy Points (Last Season)
1.Tyreek Hill334
2.Davante Adams329.6
3.DeAndre Hopkins333.5
4.Antonio Brown323.7
5.Odell Beckham Jr.230.3
6.Julio Jones325.9
7.Michael Thomas315.5
8.Adam Thielen307.3
9.Keenan Allen260.1
10.JuJu Smith-Schuster296.6
11.Brandin Cooks243.2
12.Julian Edelman207.4
13.Mike Evans290.4
14.Stefon Diggs266.3
15.Amari Cooper215.5
16.T.Y. Hilton239
17.Robert Woods265.6
18.Tyler Lockett222.4
19.Jarvis Landry217.1
20.Kenny Golladay207.1

Despite the rollercoaster offseason, Tyreek Hill won’t miss any games and will be in full force.  Hill will be the leader once again but it will be interesting to see the rest of the Top 5 workout.  JuJu Smith-Schuster will take a dip this year with Antonio Brown not able to take double coverage away from him.  Jarvis Landry could have the highest ceiling among receivers from 11-20. With Odell playing on the opposite side, Landry could see lots of 1 on 1 coverage and get more open looks.

Sleeper: NYG, Golden Tate III

Tight End

RkNameFantasy Points (Last Season)
1.Travis Kelce294.6
2.Zach Ertz280.3
3.George Kittle258.7
4.Jared Cook193.6
5.Evan Engram126.3
6.OJ Howard120.5
7.Hunter Henry0
8.Eric Ebron222.2
9.Austin Hooper163
10.Kyle Rudolph151.4
11.Delanie Walker9.2
12.David Njoku143.9
13.Vance McDonald133
14.Jack Doyle60.5
15.Jordan Reed119.8
16.Greg Olsen80.1
17.Jimmy Graham130.6
18.Chris Herndon113.2
19.Trey Burton147.1
20.Darren Willer15.6

Njoku and Herndon are guys who could outperform their expectations.  Both teams added some key pieces into the offense which could open them up even more than they were last season. The tricky situation will be in Indianapolis where Ebron and Doyle will be fighting for time.  Both players played great last season especially Ebron who had the best year of his career while Doyle was sidelined.  

Sleeper: NE, Ben Watson