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Thomason: Fantasy Football Positional Rankings 4.0

These rankings are geared at half-point PPR leagues.

Jack Thomason
August 20, 2018 - 3:48 pm

(670 The Score) Every week during the preseason, we'll update our fantasy football rankings as more news breaks and positional battles shake out.

So after two weeks of preseason play, here are my updated fantasy football rankings, geared at half-point PPR leagues.

Quarterback

  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  2. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
  3. Drew Brees, Saints
  4. Cam Newton, Panthers
  5. Tom Brady, Patriots
  6. Kirk Cousins, Vikings
  7. Andrew Luck, Colts 
  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. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
  15. Alex Smith, Redskins
  16. Marcus Mariota, Titans
  17. Derek Carr, Raiders
  18. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  19. Eli Manning, Giants
  20. Jared Goff, Rams
  21. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
  22. Case Keenum, Broncos 
  23. James Winston, Buccaneers
  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. Melvin Gordon, Chargers
  6. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
  7. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  8. Dalvin Cook, Vikings
  9. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  10. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs
  11. Christian McCaffery, Panthers
  12. Joe Mixon, Bengals
  13. Jerrick McKinnon, 49ers
  14. Jordan Howard, Bears
  15. Alex Collins, Ravens
  16. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
  17. Lamar Miller, Texans
  18. Marshawn Lynch, Raiders
  19. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins
  20. Rex Burkhead, Patriots
  21. Jamaal Williams, Packers
  22. Derrick Henry, Titans
  23. Mark Ingram, Saints
  24. LeSean McCoy, Bills
  25. Jay Ajayi, Eagles
  26. Carlos Hyde, Browns
  27. Kerryon Johnson, Lions
  28. Royce Freeman, Broncos
  29. Peyton Barber, Buccaneers
  30. Rashaad Penny, Seahawks 
  31. Chris Thompson, Redskins
  32. Tevin Coleman, Falcons 
  33. Dion Lewis, Titans
  34. Isaiah Crowell, Jets
  35. Chris Carson, Seahawks
  36. Sony Michel, Patriots
  37. Tarik Cohen, Bears
  38. Duke Johnson, Browns
  39. Ronald Jones, Buccaneers
  40. James White, Patriots
  41. Marlon Mack, Colts
  42. Bilal Powell, Jets
  43. Ty Montgomery, Packers
  44. C.J. Anderson, Panthers
  45. Gio Bernard, Bengals
  46. Theo Riddick, Lions
  47. Matt Breida, 49ers
  48. Devontae Booker, Broncos
  49. Nick Chubb, Browns
  50. Corey Clement, Eagles, 

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

Tight end

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

Defense

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