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Thomason: Fantasy Football Positional Rankings 5.0

These rankings are geared at half-point PPR leagues.

Jack Thomason
August 27, 2018 - 1:17 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 three 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. Matt Ryan, Falcons
  8. Andrew Luck, Colts 
  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. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  17. Marcus Mariota, Titans
  18. Derek Carr, Raiders
  19. Eli Manning, Giants
  20. Andy Dalton, Bengals
  21. Jared Goff, Rams
  22. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
  23. Case Keenum, Broncos 
  24. James Winston, Buccaneers
  25. Blake Bortles, Jaguars
  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. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  7. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
  8. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  9. Christian McCaffery, Panthers
  10. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs
  11. Dalvin Cook, Vikings
  12. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
  13. Jerrick McKinnon, 49ers
  14. Jordan Howard, Bears
  15. Joe Mixon, Bengals
  16. Alex Collins, Ravens
  17. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins
  18. Lamar Miller, Texans
  19. Marshawn Lynch, Raiders
  20. Rex Burkhead, Patriots
  21. Jamaal Williams, Packers
  22. Derrick Henry, Titans
  23. Royce Freeman, Broncos
  24. Carlos Hyde, Browns
  25. Jay Ajayi, Eagles
  26. Mark Ingram, Saints
  27. LeSean McCoy, Bills
  28. Peyton Barber, Buccaneers
  29. Kerryon Johnson, Lions
  30. Rashaad Penny, Seahawks 
  31. Chris Thompson, Redskins
  32. Tevin Coleman, Falcons 
  33. Dion Lewis, Titans
  34. Chris Carson, Seahawks
  35. Bilal Powell, Jets
  36. Isaiah Crowell, Jets
  37. Marlon Mack, Colts
  38. Sony Michel, Patriots
  39. Tarik Cohen, Bears
  40. Duke Johnson, Browns
  41. Ronald Jones, Buccaneers
  42. James White, Patriots
  43. Ty Montgomery, Packers
  44. Gio Bernard, Bengals
  45. Aaron Jones, Packers
  46. Theo Riddick, Lions
  47. Matt Breida, 49ers
  48. Devontae Booker, Broncos
  49. C.J. Anderson, Panthers
  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. T.Y. 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. Josh Gordon, Browns
  35. Devin Funchess, Panthers
  36. Jordy Nelson, Raiders
  37. Randall Cobb, Packers
  38. Nelson Agholor, Eagles
  39. Brandin Cooks, Rams
  40. Jamison Crowder, Redskins
  41. Julian Edelman, Patriots
  42. Keelan Cole, Jaguars
  43. Michael Gallup, Cowboys 
  44. Taywan Taylor, Titans
  45. Pierre Garcon, 49ers
  46. Will Fuller, Texans
  47. Anthony Miller, Bears
  48. John Brown, Ravens
  49. Sterling Shepard, Giants
  50. Kelvin Benjamin, Bills
  51. D.J. Moore, Panthers
  52. Calvin Ridley, Falcons
  53. Kenny Golladay, Lions
  54. DeVante Parker, Dolphins
  55. Tyrell Williams, Chargers
  56. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
  57. Paul Richardson, Redskins
  58. James Washington, Steelers
  59. Cameron Meredith, Saints
  60. DeDe Westbrook, Jaguars

Tight end

  1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
  2. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  3. Zach Ertz, Eagles
  4. Jordan Reed, Redskins
  5. Jimmy Graham, Packers
  6. Delanie Walker, Titans
  7. Trey Burton, Bears
  8. Evan Engram, Giants
  9. Greg Olsen, Panthers
  10. Jack Doyle, Colts
  11. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
  12. David Njoku, Browns
  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. Minnesota Vikings
  3. Los Angeles Rams
  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. Pittsburgh Steelers
  14. Atlanta Falcons
  15. Tennessee Titans 
  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.​