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The Top 250 Dynasty Football Rankings 3.0 – Week 1 Refresh

I’d like to remind readers right off the top that these #Dynasty250 rankings are focused on 2QB/superflex leagues, so if you’re in a league that starts one quarterback, fade the crap out of the QB ranks.

This is the final refresh before the start of the season, but I will be keeping these up to date frequently during the season to help give you a second opinion on trades. It’s good to pay mind to your preseason rankings rather than panic, but we all know that fantasy football is not like fantasy baseball where we can patiently “trust the back of the baseball card.” Dynasty football values can change lightning fast, so I will be nimble as new information comes in.

Rank Name Position Comments
1 Odell Beckham WR
2 DeAndre Hopkins WR
3 Russell Wilson QB
4 Aaron Rodgers QB
5 Andrew Luck QB
6 Allen Robinson WR
7 Cam Newton QB
8 Julio Jones WR
9 Antonio Brown WR In my experience no one who owns the younger WR’s ahead of him are willing to give them up for AB.
10 Mike Evans WR
11 Sammy Watkins WR
12 Amari Cooper WR
13 Rob Gronkowski TE
14 Keenan Allen WR
15 Brandin Cooks WR
16 A.J. Green WR
17 Dez Bryant WR
18 Demaryius Thomas WR
19 Alshon Jeffery WR
20 Marcus Mariota QB
21 Jameis Winston QB
22 Todd Gurley RB
23 Ezekiel Elliott RB
24 Donte Moncrief WR
25 Jarvis Landry WR Fade in standard leagues (non-PPR).
26 T.Y. Hilton WR
27 Blake Bortles QB
28 Derek Carr QB
29 Ben Roethlisberger QB
30 Tom Brady QB
31 Kevin White WR Opportunity to buy may have come and gone; he looked great in the final preseason game.
32 DeVante Parker WR People are getting nervous. Risk is real as with any unproven player who struggles to stay on the field, but too much pedigree to panic.
33 Corey Coleman WR
34 Josh Gordon WR Increasingly optimistic that he’ll be dominant. Hugely subjective rank given off the field risk.
35 Jordan Matthews WR
36 Le’Veon Bell RB Damaged goods; trust me I get the tantalizing appeal, but I am staying away.
37 Randall Cobb WR
38 David Johnson RB Go look back at dynasty rankings from two years back before you pay more than this ranking for DJ, Miller, Freeman, etc.
39 Lamar Miller RB
40 Josh Doctson WR ADP has plummeted due to achilles ailment. Were people expecting massive rookie year production?
41 Tyler Lockett WR
42 Allen Hurns WR
43 Stefon Diggs WR
44 Doug Baldwin WR
45 Brandon Marshall WR
46 Sterling Shepard WR There are other prospects I like more long term, but short term opportunity can’t be ignored.
47 Will Fuller WR Draft pedigree explains most of WR’s success, historically. Fuller was a first round pick, which bodes well for his chances.
48 Tyler Boyd WR Really impressive college production and draft position makes him arguably the most likely rookie WR to succeed.
49 Laquon Treadwell WR
50 Jordan Reed TE
51 John Brown WR
52 Andy Dalton QB This QB tier’s appeal is largely about plugging the quarterback hole for many years so you can go focus resources elsewhere.
53 Philip Rivers QB
54 Matthew Stafford QB
55 Michael Floyd WR
56 Eric Decker WR
57 Devonta Freeman RB
58 Doug Martin RB
59 Jamaal Charles RB
60 Kirk Cousins QB
61 Matt Ryan QB
62 Ryan Tannehill QB
63 Drew Brees QB I just feel more comfortable with the younger guys ahead of him so that I can avoid the pricey rookie QB market longer.
64 Mark Ingram RB Looking increasingly likely that he could maintain a pass-catching role.
65 Eli Manning QB
66 Carson Palmer QB
67 Kelvin Benjamin WR
68 Jordy Nelson WR
69 Jeremy Maclin WR
70 Travis Kelce TE
71 Tyler Eifert TE
72 Greg Olsen TE
73 Adrian Peterson RB If you’re going to pay up for him, then don’t half ass it… load up on win-now pieces instead of hedging.
74 Duke Johnson RB
75 Melvin Gordon RB Loved what I saw this preseason in terms of burst and breakaway speed.
76 C.J. Anderson RB
77 Carlos Hyde RB
78 Eddie Lacy RB
79 LeSean McCoy RB Dominant redraft player is worth paying more for if you’re on the cusp of a championship.
80 Zach Ertz TE Really love the player, but relying on a rookie QB hurts in 2016.
81 Golden Tate WR
82 Tyrod Taylor QB
83 Jared Goff QB Still only 21, but there are some who believe that future busts reveal themselves early and the early returns are poor.
84 Carson Wentz QB
85 Paxton Lynch QB Cecil Lammey sayshe has the “it” factor. #Analysis. But seriously, Cecil is a legend and knows Broncos beat well.
86 Tajae Sharpe WR Statheads’ favorite draft sleeper. His success would be a feather in the cap of collegiate production analysis.
87 Giovani Bernard RB
88 Marvin Jones WR
89 Willie Snead WR
90 Alex Smith QB
91 Joe Flacco QB
92 Brock Osweiler QB
93 Michael Crabtree WR
94 Emmanuel Sanders WR
95 Julian Edelman WR
96 Larry Fitzgerald WR
97 Devin Funchess WR
98 Martavis Bryant WR
99 T.J. Yeldon RB
100 Jerick McKinnon RB Maybe it doesn’t happen this year, but McKinnon has RB1 skills if AP goes down or retires. He’ll be a free agent in 2018.
101 Charles Sims RB RB1 skills with the opportunity, but will it come?
102 Phillip Dorsett WR
103 Derrick Henry RB
104 Ryan Mathews RB
105 Jeremy Hill RB
106 Matt Forte RB
107 DeMarco Murray RB
108 Leonte Carroo WR A significant value play based on rookie draft ADP; excellent rebuilder’s buy due to poor opportunity.
109 Breshad Perriman WR A boom/bust prospect, Perriman has rare speed/size combination but can’t stay healthy.
110 Coby Fleener TE
111 Latavius Murray RB Hear as a nod to his present starting spot, but I’d look to package with someone else for a cleaner upgrade.
112 Theo Riddick RB An elite pass-catcher, but enough buzz about Abdullah taking some of those reps to move Riddick down. It’s true that there was a perfect storm last year in Detroit in Riddick’s favor.
113 Kenneth Dixon RB Dixon is the only potential every down back on the roster, in my opinion.
114 Tavon Austin WR
115 Ameer Abdullah RB Yes, Dwayne Washington would have me scared if I were an Abdullah owner.
116 Devontae Booker RB
117 Michael Thomas WR Preseason week 2 dud doesn’t phase me, but I’m rethinking preference over Boyd and Fuller after additional research
118 Robert Griffin III QB 4for4’s John Paulsen really liked what he saw in preseason and at minimum, he’s way better at spotting redraft value than I am, so let’s pay attention.
119 Teddy Bridgewater QB Check in and see if the owner is both impatient and worried about the injury affecting Teddy long-term. I would buy.
120 Tony Romo QB I heard some dynasty podcaster suggest he’d never play again; go see if his owner agrees.
121 Dak Prescott QB I’m not among those that believe Romo is done, so after this first look he may require patience unless he lights it up. (I hope you listened to me and paired with Romo.)
122 Thomas Rawls RB I *think* he is a better early down back than Collins or Christine Michael, but too much risk to rank higher.
123 Delanie Walker TE
124 Gary Barnidge TE
125 DeSean Jackson WR Best ball stud.
126 Jeremy Langford RB Lucky for Langford, the roster is low on impact running back talent to take his job.
127 Matt Jones RB See Langford, Jeremy.
128 Markus Wheaton WR
129 C.J. Prosise RB
130 Jonathan Stewart RB
131 Ryan Fitzpatrick QB
132 Jay Cutler QB
133 Sam Bradford QB
134 Rishard Matthews WR Hat tip to WaPo’s Michael Salfino for alerting me to his stand out YPA last year.
135 Nelson Agholor WR Not writing his obituary yet, most seem to be.
136 Dorial Green-Beckham WR
137 Eric Ebron TE Big year to show if he’s a young, differentiated talent or just another tight end to stream.
138 Arian Foster RB
139 Torrey Smith WR
140 DeAndre Washington RB
141 Tevin Coleman RB
142 Danny Woodhead RB
143 Ladarius Green TE Another subjective ranking due to the lack of clarity around his injuries.
144 Jay Ajayi RB Losing confidence that he can be a starter long-term, but he should be next man up in the short-term.
145 Kamar Aiken WR
146 Julius Thomas TE
147 Isaiah Crowell RB
148 Travis Benjamin WR
149 Tyler Ervin RB
150 Kenny Stills WR Nearly had a 1,000 yard season two years ago.
151 Jaelen Strong WR
152 Braxton Miller WR
153 Dwayne Allen TE
154 Vincent Jackson WR
155 Frank Gore RB
156 Pharoh Cooper WR In the Tajae Sharpe mold as someone with excellent age-adjusted production in college.
157 Jimmy Garoppolo QB I think he’ll start elsewhere when he’s a FA in 2018.
158 Antonio Gates TE
159 Clive Walford TE
160 Kenyan Drake RB
161 Chris Ivory RB
162 Javorius Allen RB
163 Davante Adams WR  I hope he was hurt last year, as poorly as he played. Was probably always a bit overrated as a prospect, regardless.
164 Malcolm Mitchell WR Could shoot up these rankings in a year; nice cheap target for rebuilders.
165 Jamison Crowder WR
166 Zach Miller TE
167 Shane Vereen RB
168 Rashad Jennings RB
169 Martellus Bennett TE
170 Jimmy Graham TE
171 Chris Conley WR
172 Sammie Coates WR
173 Paul Perkins RB
174 James White RB
175 Hunter Henry TE
176 Maxx Williams TE
177 Tyler Higbee TE
178 Christine Michael RB He’s lost RB1 competitions his entire career, doubt that stops now.
179 Rashard Higgins WR
180 Mike Glennon QB I think he’ll start somewhere next year and be a cheap good-enough QB. Great pickup for a rebuilding team.
181 Jordan Howard RB
182 Bilal Powell RB
183 Mike Wallace WR
184 Darren Sproles RB
185 Pierre Garcon WR
186 Mohamed Sanu WR Let him put up some points early, then trade him. Only here due to opportunity in ATL.
187 Steve Smith WR
188 Jared Cook TE
189 Spencer Ware RB
190 Austin Hooper TE
191 LeGarrette Blount RB
192 Cameron Artis-Payne RB
193 Shaun Draughn RB
194 Dwayne Washington RB Lots of speculation required here, but he’s very big and very fast. Exciting RB prospect.
195 Brett Hundley QB
196 DeAngelo Williams RB
197 Dion Lewis RB
198 Blaine Gabbert QB
199 Trevor Siemian QB
200 Chris Thompson RB
201 Alex Collins RB Plenty still prefer him to “C-Mike.”
202 Wendell Smallwood RB
203 Jermaine Kearse WR
204 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE If you’re a risk taker Seferian-Jenkins still has elite physical tools, but he’s equal parts warts both on and off the field.
205 Vance McDonald TE
206 Virgil Green TE
207 Jason Witten TE
208 Charles Clay TE
209 Charles Johnson WR
210 Terrance Williams WR
211 Justin Forsett RB
212 Rob Kelley RB
213 Keith Marshall RB
214 Jeff Janis WR
215 Case Keenum
216 Terrance West RB I think he’ll be useful in September, then become a pumpkin.
217 Paul Richardson WR
218 Chris Hogan WR
219 Jared Abbrederis WR
220 Alfred Morris RB If Zeke goes down, Morris could light up the NFL again behind that O-line.
221 Andre Ellington RB
222 Crockett Gillmore TE
223 Robert Woods WR
224 Justin Hardy WR
225 Lance Dunbar  RB
226 Ted Ginn Jr. WR Another good best ball player due to his “home run” hitting pedigree as a deep threat.
227 James Starks RB
228 Jordan Cameron TE
229 Jonathan Williams RB
230 Mike Gillislee RB
231 Karlos Williams RB Could parachute in to a nice situation or balloon (D+ weight gain joke) out of the league.
232 Terrelle Pryor WR
233 Josh Ferguson RB
234 Zach Zenner RB
235 Kyle Rudolph TE
236 Kapri Bibbs RB The Broncos have always said they liked the guy, this year he finally made the 53 man roster.
237 Malcolm Brown RB
238 Charcandrick West RB
239 Chris Johnson RB Acceptable #ZeroRB for one more year.
240 Colin Kaepernick QB
241 Cardale Jones QB
242 Daniel Lasco RB  Not much talent in the backfield after Ingram.
243 Kenjon Barner WR Second straight impressive preseason looks to have put him in position to be Eagles’ No. 2 RB.
244 Larry Donnell TE
245 Will Tye TE
246 Jesse James TE
247 Darren McFadden RB Weird reports on his arm injury.
248 Devin Smith WR 2015 2nd round pick is worth a stash at the end of your roster in deep leagues.
249 Tyrell Williams WR
250 Mike Thomas WR (Rams.) Another highly productive collegiate wide receiver, but not doing the things this summer that you want to see from a late draft pick to surprise.

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3 Comments

  1. […] 2016 Fantasy Football Rankings: In advance of 2016 kickoff, TheDynastyGuru.com updates their rankings of the top 250 overall players for dynasty/keeper leagues. […]

  2. josh
    September 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm — Reply

    Dont under the bell analysis. Are you just assuming he’ll get injured again because he got injured last year from a dirty hit or because he missed a drug test?

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