Cardinals running back David Johnson

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Thomason: Fantasy Football Positional Rankings 2.0

These rankings are geared at half-point PPR leagues.

Jack Thomason
August 07, 2018 - 10:28 am

(670 The Score) In our second edition of preseason fantasy football rankings, there are a few movers and shakers after recent news of nagging injuries, positive camps and more.

The fastest risers are Broncos quarterback Case Keenum, Titans receiver Taywan Taylor and 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin. Additionally, the Cardinals' David Johnson stays No. 1 at running back. 

Some of those falling are Patriots running back Sony Michel (knee scope), Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (listed as co-starter with Frank Gore), Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin (missing all of the preseason with a knee injury) and Packers receiver Randall Cobb (ankle injury).

Take a look and let me know what you think -- feel free to engage me on Twitter too. We have an entire preseason to get through, so we'll have regular updates to these rankings in the coming weeks.

Quarterback

  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  2. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
  3. Drew Brees, Saints
  4. Cam Newton, Panthers
  5. Tom Brady, Patriots
  6. Andrew Luck, Colts
  7. Kirk Cousins, Vikings 
  8. Matt Ryan, Falcons
  9. DeShaun Watson, Texans
  10. Carson Wentz, Eagles
  11. Matt Stafford, Lions
  12. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
  13. Philip Rivers, Chargers
  14. Alex Smith, Redskins
  15. Marcus Mariota, Titans
  16. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
  17. Case Keenum, Broncos 
  18. Derek Carr, Raiders
  19. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  20. Eli Manning, Giants
  21. James Winston, Buccaneers
  22. Jared Goff, Rams
  23. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
  24. Blake Bortles, Jaguars
  25. Andy Dalton, Bengals
  26. Mitch Trubisky, Bears
  27. Lamar Jackson, Ravens 
  28. Tyrod Tylor, Browns
  29. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins
  30. Sam Bradford, Cardinals

Running back

  1. David Johnson, Cardinals 
  2. Todd Gurley, Rams
  3. Le'Veon Bell, Steelers
  4. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys 
  5. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
  6. Melvin Gordon, Chargers
  7. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  8. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  9. Dalvin Cook, Vikings
  10. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs
  11. Joe Mixon, Bengals
  12. Jerrick McKinnon, 49ers
  13. Jordan Howard, Bears
  14. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
  15. Derrius Guice, Redskins
  16. Alex Collins, Ravens
  17. Christian McCaffery, Panthers
  18. Derrick Henry, Titans
  19. Rex Burkhead, Patriots
  20. Rashaad Penny, Seahawks 
  21. Lamar Miller, Texans
  22. Jay Ajayi, Eagles
  23. Marshawn Lynch, Raiders
  24. LeSean McCoy, Bills
  25. Mark Ingram, Saints
  26. Ronald Jones, Buccaneers
  27. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins
  28. Royce Freeman, Broncos
  29. Tevin Coleman, Falcons 
  30. Dion Lewis, Titans
  31. Kerryon Johnson, Lions
  32. Isaiah Crowell, Jets
  33. C.J. Anderson, Panthers
  34. Sony Michel, Patriots
  35. Tarik Cohen, Bears
  36. Marlon Mack, Colts
  37. Jamaal Williams, Packers
  38. Nyheim Hines, Colts
  39. Duke Johnson, Browns
  40. Peyton Barber, Buccaneers
  41. Carlos Hyde, Browns
  42. Matt Breida, 49ers
  43. Ty Montgomery, Packers
  44. Gio Bernard, Bengals
  45. Chris Thompson, Redskins
  46. Tavon Austin, Cowboys
  47. Theo Riddick, Lions
  48. Chris Carson, Seahawks
  49. Devontae Booker, Broncos
  50. Nick Chubb, Browns

Thomason: Overvalued/undervalued fantasy football quarterbacks

Receiver

  1. Antonio Brown, Steelrs
  2. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants
  3. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
  4. Michael Thomas, Saints
  5. Keenan Allen, Chargers
  6. A.J. Green, Bengals 
  7. Julio Jones, Falcons
  8. Davante Adams, Packers
  9. Adam Thielen, Vikings
  10. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
  11. T.Y. Hilton, Colts
  12. Amari Cooper, Raiders
  13. Mike Evans, Buccaneers
  14. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks
  15. Jarvis Landry, Browns
  16. Allen Robinson, Bears
  17. Stefon Diggs, Vikings 
  18. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos
  19. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
  20. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles
  21. Chris Hogan, Patriots
  22. Golden Tate, Lions
  23. Corey Davis, Titans
  24. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos
  25. Michael Crabtree, Ravens
  26. Cooper Kupp, Rams
  27. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs
  28. Josh Gordon, Browns
  29. Robert Woods, Rams
  30. Marvin Jones, Lions
  31. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
  32. Pierre Garcon, 49ers
  33. Robby Anderson, Jets
  34. Devin Funchess, Panthers
  35. Jordy Nelson, Raiders
  36. Kenny Stills, Dolphins
  37. Jamison Crowder, Redskins
  38. Sterling Shepard, Giants
  39. Marquise Goodwin, 49ers
  40. Nelson Agholor, Eagles
  41. randin Cooks, Rams
  42. Will Fuller, Texans
  43. Randall Cobb, Packers
  44. Kelvin Benjamin, Bills
  45. DeVante Parker, Dolphins
  46. Allen Hurns, Cowboys 
  47. DJ Moore, Panthers
  48. Taywan Taylor, Titans
  49. Tyrell Williams, Chargers
  50. Marqise Lee, Jaguars
  51. Julian Edelman, Patriots 
  52. Anthony Miller, Bears
  53. Donte Moncrief, Jaguars
  54. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks 
  55. John Brown, Ravens
  56. Cameron Meredith, Saints
  57. Calvin Ridley, Falcons
  58. Kenny Golladay, Lions
  59. Corey Coleman, Bills
  60. Michael Gallup, Cowboys

Tight end

  1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
  2. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  3. Zach Ertz, Eagles
  4. Jordan Reed, Redskins
  5. Delanie Walker, Titans
  6. Jimmy Graham, Seahawks
  7. Evan Engram, Giants
  8. Greg Olsen, Panthers
  9. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
  10. Jack Doyle, Colts
  11. George Kittle, 49ers
  12. Trey Burton, Bears
  13. Charles Clay, Bills
  14. Jared Cook, Raiders
  15. Benjamin Watson, Saints
  16. O.J. Howard, Buccaneers
  17. David Njoku, Browns
  18. Tyler Eifert, Benglas
  19. Eric Ebron, Colts
  20. Cameron Brate, Buccaneers
  21. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jaguars
  22. Ricky Seals-Jones, Cardinals
  23. Vance McDonald, Steelers
  24. Mike Gesicki, Dolphins

Defense

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. Los Angeles Rams
  3. Minnesota Vikings
  4. Los Angeles Chargers
  5. Philadelphia Eagles
  6. Houston Texans
  7. Baltimore Ravens
  8. New Orleans Saints
  9. New England Patriots
  10. Chicago Bears
  11. Atlanta Falcons
  12. Denver Broncos
  13. Tennessee Titans 
  14. Green Bay Packers
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers
  16. Carolina Panthers
  17. Arizona Cardinals
  18. Cleveland Browns
  19. Cincinnati Bengals
  20. Detroit Lions
  21. New York Giants
  22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  23. Dallas Cowboys
  24. Seattle Seahawks

Jack Thomason is 670 The Score’s fantasy football expert and weekly guest of “Chicago’s Fantasy Football Today,” which can be heard every Sunday during football season from 8-9 a.m. CT on WSCR-670 and 670thescore.com/listen. Follow him on Twitter @jthomason77 and feel free to ask fantasy questions.​