Fantasy Football 2018 Rankings 1.0: An Early Look At Positional Rankings

Written by Mikey Ostrowski

Alright guys, this is usually the part where I do my short intro and then jump right into an article. Well I’m going to do things a bit differently this time around.

Today I don’t have an article for you, but I do have rankings. These rankings will changing a lot over the next few months but I wanted to get down my first take on positional rankings for 2018.

Usually I would explain all of my thoughts to you guys, but ain’t nobody got time for that when it comes to ranking 115 NFL players. If you want to take a look inside of my brain, check out my earlier articles regarding my “Way Too Early Look” at positional rankings. Keep in mind, however, that those articles were written almost two months ago, so obviously my rankings have changed a bit since then!

Here’s my first version of positional rankings. Hit me up on Twitter and let me know where you rank some of these guys!

QB Rankings:

  1. Aaron Rodgers (GB)
  2. Russell Wilson (SEA)
  3. Carson Wentz (PHI)
  4. Cam Newton (CAR)
  5. Deshaun Watson (HOU)
  6. Tom Brady (NE)
  7. Andrew Luck (IND)
  8. Jared Goff (LA)
  9. Kirk Cousins (WAS*)
  10. Jameis Winston (TB)
  11. Dak Prescott (DAL)
  12. Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)
  13. Matt Stafford (DET)
  14. Marcus Mariota (TEN)
  15. Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)
  16. Matt Ryan (ATL)
  17. Phillip Rivers (LA)
  18. Derek Carr (OAK)
  19. Case Keenum (MIN*)
  20. Blake Bortles (JAX)

RB Rankings:

  1. Le’Veon Bell (PIT)
  2. David Johnson (ARI)
  3. Todd Gurley (LA)
  4. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)
  5. Alvin Kamara (NO)
  6. Leonard Fournette (JAX)
  7. Melvin Gordon (LA)
  8. Kareem Hunt (KC)
  9. LeSean McCoy (BUF)
  10. Mark Ingram (NO)
  11. Jordan Howard (CHI)
  12. Devonta Freeman (ATL)
  13. Dalvin Cook (MIN)
  14. Christian McCaffrey (CAR)
  15. Saquon Barkely (TBD)
  16. Derrick Henry (TEN)
  17. Lamar Miller (HOU)
  18. Carlos Hyde (SF*)
  19. Marshawn Lynch (OAK)
  20. Kenyan Drake (MIA)
  21. Joe Mixon (CIN)
  22. Marlon Mack (IND)
  23. Dion Lewis (NE*)
  24. Jamaal Williams (GB)
  25. Jay Ajayi (PHI)
  26. Chris Thompson (WAS)
  27. Duke Jonhson (CLE)
  28. Alex Collins (BAL)
  29. Tevin Coleman (ATL)
  30. C.J. Anderson (DEN)
  31. Samaje Perine (WAS)
  32. DeMarco Murray (TEN)
  33. Aaron Jones (GB)
  34. Bilal Powell (NYJ)
  35. Rex Burkhead (NE)

WR Rankings:

  1. Antonio Brown (PIT)
  2. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)
  3. Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)
  4. Michael Thomas (NO)
  5. Mike Evans (WR)
  6. Julio Jones (ATL)
  7. Keenan Allen (LA)
  8. DaVante Adams (GB)
  9. A.J. Green (CIN)
  10. Tyreek Hill (KC)
  11. Doug Baldwin (SEA)
  12. Brandin Cooks (NE)
  13. Adam Thielen (MIN)
  14. Josh Gordon (CLE)
  15. T.Y. Hilton (IND)
  16. Alshon Jeffery (PHI)
  17. Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)
  18. Stefon Diggs (MIN)
  19. JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)
  20. Allen Robinson (JAX)
  21. Golden Tate (DET)
  22. Dez Bryant (DAL)
  23. Michael Crabtree (OAK)
  24. Devin Funchess (CAR)
  25. Demaryius Thomas (DEN)
  26. Amari Cooper (OAK)
  27. Marvin Jones (DET)
  28. Jamison Crowder (WAS)
  29. Robert Woods (LA)
  30. Cooper Kupp (LA)
  31. Marquise Goodwin (SF)
  32. Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)
  33. Julian Edelman (NE)
  34. Nelson Agholor (PHI)
  35. Will Fuller (HOU)
  36. DeVante Parker (MIA)
  37. Chris Hogan (NE)
  38. Kelvin Benjamin (BUF)
  39. Sterling Shepard (NYG)
  40. Pierre Garcon (SF)

TE Rankings:

  1. Rob Gronkowski (NE)
  2. Zach Ertz (PHI)
  3. Travis Kelce (KC)
  4. Greg Olsen (CAR)
  5. Delanie Walker (TEN)
  6. Hunter Henry (LA)
  7. Evan Engram (NYG)
  8. Jimmy Graham (SEA*)
  9. Kyle Rudolph (MIN)
  10. David Njoku (CLE)
  11. Jack Doyle (IND)
  12. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins (NYJ)
  13. Jordan Reed (WAS)
  14. Tyler Eifert (CIN*)
  15. Eric Ebron (DET)
  16. O.J. Howard (TB)
  17. Jared Cook (OAK)
  18. Cameron Brate (TB)
  19. Charles Clay (BUF)
  20. Jason Witten (DAL)

Check out the latest episode of the Loaded Box Podcast where we preview the offseason for those in the AFC South

Mikey Ostrowski is a blogger for the Loaded Box Podcast.  Check out his article archive and find more from the Loaded Box on Twitter & Facebook

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