2019 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

NFL Player Rankings

Developing accurate fantasy football player rankings is a key component of creating reliable fantasy football cheat sheets, and as we know your cheat sheet could make or break your fantasy football draft. In modern fantasy football leagues, almost any football position can be added to your fantasy league scoring configuration (even defensive players).

Regardless of your league’s configuration, you’ll need to be sure to have accurate NFL player rankings for each position that is required to complete your fantasy roster. Otherwise, how would you know how to make picks for your fantasy football draft boards as the season approachs? Here are some factors we consider when developing our fantasy football player rankings:

  • Statistics- Obviously the stats from the previous season are most critical but as the season progresses current statistics become more relevant.
  • Fantasy Point Output- Understand how each player’s statistics translate to point output based on your fantasy league configuration. Just as statistic/point-values vary from league to league, a player's ranking will likewise rise or fall based on league settings.
  • Games Played- The number of games a player actually played in during the previous season is an oft-forgotten statistic. Would you rather draft a player that put up 80 fantasy points in 16 games, or a player who put up 60 fantasy points in 8 games? This is why FPPG output is a key statistic to follow (and also why it is integrated into all of our sheets by default).
  • Team- The team a player plays for should definitely factor into their ranking, especially if the player has changed teams. Those teams with high-powered offenses will have players who put up more fantasy points, so remember to factor in the team when you configure your rankings.
  • Experience- The factor that experience plays in your NFL player rankings is heavily dependent on the position being analyzed; a productive kicker will have a much longer career than a productive running back. Compare each player’s stats to their experience to ensure they are not on the downside of their career.
  • Position on Depth Chart- As training camp battles progress, a clearer picture of each team’s depth chart should arise. Know which players have cemented a starting job and which players are still battling to move up the depth chart.
  • Injury Concerns– Football players are constantly battling injuries, but some injuries are worse than others. Those players with injury concerns should slide down your player rankings; how far they slide will depend on the severity (and sometimes the frequency) of their injury.

There are many different factors to consider when configuring your 2019 NFL player rankings. The key to success is examining the relevant factors and properly applying them to the position and player being analyzed. We hope that the rankings provided will help you create reliable and accurate fantasy football cheat sheets in preparation for your 2019 fantasy football draft. Below are our top 5 players at each position named in the standard fantasy football scoring system. To view all rankings for a particular position please click the links above.



Top 10 Quarterbacks

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Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 1 in our 2019 Quarterback rankings.
Patrick Mahomes #13
KC Chiefs, 1 years exp , Bye 12
GAM=16, PAYD=5097, PATD=50, RUCA=60, RUYD=272, RUTD=2, INT=12, FUM=2, FPPG=32.2, TFP=515
2
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 2 in our 2019 Quarterback rankings.
Aaron Rodgers #12
GB Packers, 14 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, PAYD=4442, PATD=25, RUCA=43, RUYD=269, RUTD=2, INT=2, FUM=3, FPPG=22.3, TFP=357
3
Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 3 in our 2019 Quarterback rankings.
Matt Ryan #2
ATL Falcons, 11 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, PAYD=4924, PATD=35, RUCA=33, RUYD=125, RUTD=3, INT=7, FUM=5, FPPG=25.8, TFP=413
4
Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 4 in our 2019 Quarterback rankings.
Andrew Luck #12
IND Colts, 7 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=16, PAYD=4593, PATD=39, RUCA=46, RUYD=148, RUTD=0, INT=15, FUM=1, FPPG=25, TFP=401
5
Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns is ranked 5 in our 2019 Quarterback rankings.
Baker Mayfield #13
CLE Browns, 1 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=14, PAYD=3725, PATD=27, RUCA=39, RUYD=131, RUTD=0, INT=14, FUM=3, FPPG=20.7, TFP=290
6
Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans is ranked 6 in our 2019 Quarterback rankings.
Deshaun Watson #13
HOU Texans, 2 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=16, PAYD=4165, PATD=26, RUCA=99, RUYD=551, RUTD=5, INT=9, FUM=3, FPPG=24, TFP=384
7
Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 7 in our 2019 Quarterback rankings.
Russell Wilson #3
SEA Seahawks, 7 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, PAYD=3448, PATD=35, RUCA=67, RUYD=376, RUTD=0, INT=7, FUM=2, FPPG=23, TFP=368
8
Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 8 in our 2019 Quarterback rankings.
Drew Brees #9
NO Saints, 18 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=15, PAYD=3992, PATD=32, RUCA=31, RUYD=22, RUTD=4, INT=5, FUM=1, FPPG=24.4, TFP=366
9
Philip Rivers of the Los Angeles Chargers is ranked 9 in our 2019 Quarterback rankings.
Philip Rivers #17
LAC Chargers, 15 years exp , Bye 12
GAM=16, PAYD=4308, PATD=32, RUCA=18, RUYD=7, RUTD=0, INT=12, FUM=1, FPPG=21.2, TFP=339
10
Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers is ranked 10 in our 2019 Quarterback rankings.
Cam Newton #1
CAR Panthers, 8 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=14, PAYD=3395, PATD=24, RUCA=101, RUYD=488, RUTD=4, INT=13, FUM=0, FPPG=23.3, TFP=327

Top 10 Running Backs

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Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers is ranked 1 in our 2019 Running Back rankings.
Christian McCaffrey #34
CAR Panthers, 2 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, RUCA=219, RUYD=1098, RUTD=7, RETR=124, RECP=107, REYD=867, RETD=6, FUM=1, FPPG=17, TFP=272
2
Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 2 in our 2019 Running Back rankings.
Alvin Kamara #34
NO Saints, 2 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=15, RUCA=194, RUYD=883, RUTD=14, RETR=105, RECP=81, REYD=709, RETD=4, FUM=0, FPPG=17.8, TFP=267
3
Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants is ranked 3 in our 2019 Running Back rankings.
Saquon Barkley #0
NYG Giants, 1 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, RUCA=261, RUYD=1307, RUTD=11, RETR=121, RECP=91, REYD=721, RETD=4, FUM=0, FPPG=18.3, TFP=293
4
Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 4 in our 2019 Running Back rankings.
Ezekiel Elliott #34
DAL Cowboys, 3 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=15, RUCA=304, RUYD=1434, RUTD=6, RETR=95, RECP=77, REYD=567, RETD=3, FUM=1, FPPG=16.8, TFP=252
5
Melvin Gordon of the Los Angeles Chargers is ranked 5 in our 2019 Running Back rankings.
Melvin Gordon #28
LAC Chargers, 4 years exp , Bye 12
GAM=12, RUCA=175, RUYD=885, RUTD=10, RETR=66, RECP=50, REYD=490, RETD=4, FUM=0, FPPG=18.5, TFP=222
6
James Conner of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 6 in our 2019 Running Back rankings.
James Conner #34
PIT Steelers, 2 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=13, RUCA=215, RUYD=973, RUTD=12, RETR=71, RECP=55, REYD=497, RETD=1, FUM=2, FPPG=17, TFP=221
7
Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 7 in our 2019 Running Back rankings.
Joe Mixon #34
CIN Bengals, 2 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=14, RUCA=237, RUYD=1168, RUTD=8, RETR=55, RECP=43, REYD=296, RETD=1, FUM=0, FPPG=14.3, TFP=200
8
David Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals is ranked 8 in our 2019 Running Back rankings.
David Johnson #31
ARI Cardinals, 4 years exp , Bye 12
GAM=16, RUCA=258, RUYD=940, RUTD=7, RETR=76, RECP=50, REYD=446, RETD=3, FUM=2, FPPG=12.2, TFP=195
9
Le'Veon Bell of the New York Jets is ranked 9 in our 2019 Running Back rankings.
Le'Veon Bell #26
NYJ Jets, 5 years exp , Bye 4
10
Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams is ranked 10 in our 2019 Running Back rankings.
Todd Gurley #30
LAR Rams, 4 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=14, RUCA=256, RUYD=1251, RUTD=17, RETR=81, RECP=59, REYD=580, RETD=4, FUM=1, FPPG=21.9, TFP=307

Top 10 Wide Receivers

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DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans is ranked 1 in our 2019 Wide Receiver rankings.
DeAndre Hopkins #10
HOU Texans, 6 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=16, RETR=163, RECP=115, REYD=1572, RETD=11, RUYD=-7, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=13.7, TFP=218
2
Davante Adams of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 2 in our 2019 Wide Receiver rankings.
Davante Adams #17
GB Packers, 5 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=15, RETR=169, RECP=111, REYD=1386, RETD=13, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=14.4, TFP=217
3
Odell Beckham of the Cleveland Browns is ranked 3 in our 2019 Wide Receiver rankings.
Odell Beckham #13
CLE Browns, 4 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=12, RETR=124, RECP=77, REYD=1052, RETD=6, RUYD=19, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=11.8, TFP=141
4
Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 4 in our 2019 Wide Receiver rankings.
Julio Jones #11
ATL Falcons, 8 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, RETR=170, RECP=113, REYD=1677, RETD=8, RUYD=12, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=13.3, TFP=213
5
Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is ranked 5 in our 2019 Wide Receiver rankings.
Mike Evans #13
TB Buccaneers, 5 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, RETR=138, RECP=86, REYD=1524, RETD=8, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=12.4, TFP=198
6
Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 6 in our 2019 Wide Receiver rankings.
Michael Thomas #80
NO Saints, 3 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, RETR=147, RECP=125, REYD=1405, RETD=9, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=11.9, TFP=190
7
Juju Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 7 in our 2019 Wide Receiver rankings.
Juju Smith-Schuster #80
PIT Steelers, 2 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, RETR=166, RECP=111, REYD=1426, RETD=7, RUYD=13, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=11.5, TFP=184
8
Antonio Brown of the Oakland Raiders is ranked 8 in our 2019 Wide Receiver rankings.
Antonio Brown #84
OAK Raiders, 8 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=15, RETR=168, RECP=104, REYD=1297, RETD=15, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=14.6, TFP=220
9
A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 9 in our 2019 Wide Receiver rankings.
A.J. Green #18
CIN Bengals, 8 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=9, RETR=77, RECP=46, REYD=694, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=11.5, TFP=103
10
T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 10 in our 2019 Wide Receiver rankings.
T.Y. Hilton #13
IND Colts, 7 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=14, RETR=120, RECP=76, REYD=1270, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=11.6, TFP=163

Top 10 Tight Ends

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Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 1 in our 2019 Tight End rankings.
Travis Kelce #87
KC Chiefs, 6 years exp , Bye 12
GAM=16, RETR=150, RECP=103, REYD=1336, RETD=10, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=12, TFP=192
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George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers is ranked 2 in our 2019 Tight End rankings.
George Kittle #85
SF 49ers, 2 years exp , Bye 4
GAM=16, RETR=136, RECP=88, REYD=1377, RETD=5, RUYD=10, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=10.5, TFP=169
3
Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 3 in our 2019 Tight End rankings.
Zach Ertz #86
PHI Eagles, 6 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=16, RETR=156, RECP=116, REYD=1163, RETD=8, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=10.3, TFP=164
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Eric Ebron of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 4 in our 2019 Tight End rankings.
Eric Ebron #85
IND Colts, 5 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=16, RETR=110, RECP=66, REYD=750, RETD=13, RUYD=-8, RUTD=1, FUM=1, FPPG=9.8, TFP=156
5
Hunter Henry of the Los Angeles Chargers is ranked 5 in our 2019 Tight End rankings.
Hunter Henry #0
LAC Chargers, 3 years exp , Bye 12
6
Jared Cook of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 6 in our 2019 Tight End rankings.
Jared Cook #89
NO Saints, 9 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, RETR=101, RECP=68, REYD=896, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=7.8, TFP=126
7
Austin Hooper of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 7 in our 2019 Tight End rankings.
Austin Hooper #80
ATL Falcons, 3 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=15, RETR=87, RECP=71, REYD=660, RETD=4, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=6, TFP=90
8
David Njoku of the Cleveland Browns is ranked 8 in our 2019 Tight End rankings.
David Njoku #85
CLE Browns, 2 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=15, RETR=89, RECP=56, REYD=639, RETD=4, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=5.9, TFP=88
9
Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 9 in our 2019 Tight End rankings.
Kyle Rudolph #82
MIN Vikings, 8 years exp , Bye 12
GAM=16, RETR=81, RECP=64, REYD=634, RETD=4, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=5.5, TFP=87
10
O.J. Howard of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is ranked 10 in our 2019 Tight End rankings.
O.J. Howard #85
TB Buccaneers, 2 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=9, RETR=45, RECP=34, REYD=565, RETD=5, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=9.6, TFP=86

Top 10 Kickers

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Ka'imi Fairbairn of the Houston Texans is ranked 1 in our 2019 Kicker rankings.
Ka'imi Fairbairn #7
HOU Texans, 3 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=16, MAFG=37, MIFG=5, MAXP=39, MIXP=2, FPPG=8.3, TFP=133
2
Will Lutz of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 2 in our 2019 Kicker rankings.
Will Lutz #3
NO Saints, 3 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, MAFG=28, MIFG=2, MAXP=52, MIXP=1, FPPG=8.1, TFP=129
3
Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens is ranked 3 in our 2019 Kicker rankings.
Justin Tucker #9
BAL Ravens, 7 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=16, MAFG=35, MIFG=4, MAXP=36, MIXP=1, FPPG=8, TFP=128
4
Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 4 in our 2019 Kicker rankings.
Harrison Butker #8
KC Chiefs, 2 years exp , Bye 12
GAM=16, MAFG=24, MIFG=3, MAXP=65, MIXP=4, FPPG=7.8, TFP=124
5
Aldrick Rosas of the New York Giants is ranked 5 in our 2019 Kicker rankings.
Aldrick Rosas #8
NYG Giants, 2 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=15, MAFG=32, MIFG=1, MAXP=31, MIXP=1, FPPG=8.2, TFP=123
6
Robbie Gould of the San Francisco 49ers is ranked 6 in our 2019 Kicker rankings.
Robbie Gould #9
SF 49ers, 14 years exp , Bye 4
GAM=16, MAFG=33, MIFG=1, MAXP=27, MIXP=2, FPPG=7.6, TFP=121
7
Jason Myers of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 7 in our 2019 Kicker rankings.
Jason Myers #2
SEA Seahawks, 4 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, MAFG=33, MIFG=3, MAXP=30, MIXP=3, FPPG=7.3, TFP=117
8
Stephen Gostkowski of the New England Patriots is ranked 8 in our 2019 Kicker rankings.
Stephen Gostkowski #3
NE Patriots, 13 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=16, MAFG=27, MIFG=5, MAXP=49, MIXP=1, FPPG=7.1, TFP=114
9
Greg Zuerlein of the Los Angeles Rams is ranked 9 in our 2019 Kicker rankings.
Greg Zuerlein #4
LAR Rams, 7 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=11, MAFG=27, MIFG=4, MAXP=35, MIXP=1, FPPG=9.4, TFP=103
10
Matt Prater of the Detroit Lions is ranked 10 in our 2019 Kicker rankings.
Matt Prater #5
DET Lions, 12 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=16, MAFG=28, MIFG=4, MAXP=30, MIXP=0, FPPG=6.4, TFP=102

Top 10 Defenses/Special Teams

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Chicago Bears of the Chicago Bears is ranked 1 in our 2019 Defense rankings.
Chicago Bears
Bye 6
GAM=16, FREC=9, INT=27, SACK=50, DTD=6, PA=283, FPPG=10.1, TFP=162
2
Jacksonville Jaguars of the Jacksonville Jaguars is ranked 2 in our 2019 Defense rankings.
Jacksonville Jaguars
Bye 10
GAM=16, FREC=6, INT=11, SACK=37, DTD=2, PA=316, FPPG=5.7, TFP=91
3
Los Angeles Rams of the Los Angeles Rams is ranked 3 in our 2019 Defense rankings.
Los Angeles Rams
Bye 9
GAM=16, FREC=12, INT=18, SACK=41, DTD=4, PA=384, FPPG=8.3, TFP=133
4
Houston Texans of the Houston Texans is ranked 4 in our 2019 Defense rankings.
Houston Texans
Bye 10
GAM=16, FREC=14, INT=15, SACK=43, DTD=4, PA=316, FPPG=7.8, TFP=125
5
San Diego Chargers of the Los Angeles Chargers is ranked 5 in our 2019 Defense rankings.
San Diego Chargers
Bye 12
GAM=16, FREC=7, INT=13, SACK=38, DTD=2, PA=329, FPPG=5.6, TFP=90
6
Denver Broncos of the Denver Broncos is ranked 6 in our 2019 Defense rankings.
Denver Broncos
Bye 10
GAM=16, FREC=11, INT=17, SACK=44, DTD=2, PA=349, FPPG=7, TFP=112
7
Minnesota Vikings of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 7 in our 2019 Defense rankings.
Minnesota Vikings
Bye 12
GAM=16, FREC=8, INT=12, SACK=50, DTD=3, PA=341, FPPG=6.8, TFP=108
8
Atlanta Falcons of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 8 in our 2019 Defense rankings.
Atlanta Falcons
Bye 9
GAM=16, FREC=4, INT=15, SACK=37, DTD=2, PA=423, FPPG=5.4, TFP=87
9
Green Bay Packers of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 9 in our 2019 Defense rankings.
Green Bay Packers
Bye 11
GAM=16, FREC=8, INT=7, SACK=44, DTD=1, PA=400, FPPG=5, TFP=80
10
Washington Redskins of the Washington Redskins is ranked 10 in our 2019 Defense rankings.
Washington Redskins
Bye 10
GAM=16, FREC=11, INT=15, SACK=46, DTD=1, PA=359, FPPG=6.5, TFP=104


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