2019 Fantasy Football QB Rankings- Updated: Sunday, July 7th
Fantasy Football QB Rankings 20192019 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings from Kevin Hanson:
1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Nobody could have anticipated the level of success that Mahomes had in 2018. Not only was he named NFL Most Valuable Player in his first season as a starter, but Mahomes became the second player in league history to finish with a 5,000-yard and 50-TD season. Given the difficulty of repeating that lofty production, the (looming) early-season suspension of Tyreek Hill and the incredible depth at quarterback, I expect to have zero exposure to Mahomes in season-long single-QB leagues in 2019.
2. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Winner of the NFL Comeback of the Year Award, Luck threw for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns, both of which were the second-most of his career. Finishing as fantasy's QB5 last season, Luck has now finished as a top-five fantasy quarterback in four consecutive seasons where he's played at least 15 games.
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Since 2008, Rodgers has played at least 15 games in nine of 11 seasons. In those nine full seasons, he has finished no worse than fantasy's QB7 and he has finished as a top-two fantasy quarterback seven times. Assuming good health, he's about as safe as it gets in terms of fantasy quarterbacks.
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Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019Kevin Hanson's 2019 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings:
1. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
The Giants ranked middle of the pack in total offense (17th) and scoring offense (16th), but Barkley was an absolute stud in a mediocre offense. Leading the NFL in scrimmage yards, Barkley rushed for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns and added 91 catches for 721 yards and four more touchdowns. A sure-thing top-four pick in fantasy drafts, Barkley is my top-ranked player in half-PPR and standard-scoring formats and second in (full) PPR formats.
2. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
The iron man of NFL running backs, McCaffrey almost never comes off the field and the do-it-all back would have eclipsed the 2,000-YFS mark if he played his normal allotment of snaps in a meaningless Week 17. Breaking Matt Forte's single-season record for receptions by a running back, Run CMC totalled 1,965 yards from scrimmage, 107 catches and 13 total touchdowns in his sophomore campagain. Even though I have Saquon Barkley ranked ahead of him, McCaffrey (or any of the top four backs) have a case to be the first player off the board in fantasy drafts this summer.
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Not only does he have two rushing titles in his three NFL seasons, but Elliott has actually led the NFL in rushing yards per game every year that he's been in the league. His passing-game role expanded greatly in 2018 as he converted his 95 targets into 77 receptions for 567 yards and three touchdowns, all of which were career highs. With the Vegas incident now behind him in terms of potential league discipline, the workhorse back is a threat for a 2,000/10 YFS/TD season. Elliott's 16-game average has been 2,099 YFS and 13.6 TDs over his 40 NFL games.
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Fantasy Football WR Rankings 2019Kevin Hanson's 2019 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings:
1. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Over the past six seasons, Jones has averaged more than 100 receiving yards per game five times. Turning his 113 receptions into a league-high 1,677 yards, Jones is a lock for 1,400-plus yards as long as he stays healthy. Even though he was scoreless through seven games (53 receptions on 81 targets), he managed to score eight touchdowns over the final nine games of the season. Will his second-half red-zone production spill over into 2019?
2. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
Hopkins said that he was the "most banged up I've ever been playing football," but Hopkins set career highs in receptions (115) and yards (1,572) and scored 11 touchdowns. Despite not always having good quarterback play, which he has now with Deshaun Watson, Hopkins has at least 95 catches, 1,375 yards and 11 touchdowns in three of his past four seasons.
3. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
Adams set career highs across the board -- 111 catches on 169 targets for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns. While it was his first 1,000-yard season, Adams extended his streak of seasons with double-digit touchdowns to three. Over the next several seasons, Adams will be a perennial threat to lead the position in fantasy points as the clear No. 1 wide receiver for Aaron Rodgers.
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Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019Kevin Hanson's 2019 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings:
1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
There is a good chance that Kelce finishes as fantasy's top-scoring tight end (AGAIN) as he has finished as the TE1, TE2 and TE1 over the past three seasons, respectively. Only one player had five-plus catches in 15 games last season and it was Kelce, who briefly held the single-season record for most receiving yards (1,336) for a tight end before George Kittle (1,377) passed him. Whether it was back in Rob Gronkowski's dominant days or with Kelce now, however, I tend to balk at the steep price of an elite tight end considering its impact to roster construction.
2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Ertz now has four consecutive 800-yard seasons. While he has had some really productive stretches in previous seasons, the veteran tight end had a breakout season with 116 catches for 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. At the most top-heavy fantasy position, Ertz is a consensus top-three option.
3. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
Breaking out in his second season, Kittle broke the single-season record for receiving yards (1,377) by tight ends on his 88 receptions. Even better in the second half of the season, Kittle had a stat line of 51/793/3 (15.5 Y/R) over his final eight games.
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