2019
NFL Rankings
  • Quarterback
  • Running Back
  • Wide Receiver
  • Tight End
  1. 1
    Aaron Rodgers
    #1

    Aaron Rodgers


    2017 - 1,675 yards, 64.7% completion, 16 touchdowns, 6 interceptions (7 games)
    Rodgers broke his collarbone for the second time in five years. He was having a good season, but not a typical Aaron Rodgers year. He lost Jordy Nelson to free agency, but gained Jimmy Graham at tight end. He is now 34 years old, but has many good years left in him as long as he can stay healthy he will be top two

  2. 2
    Deshaun Watson
    #2

    Deshaun Watson


    One of the tragedies of the 2017 season was when Watson tore his ACL. He had quickly turned into one of the most dynamic players in the NFL. His final four games before the injury he had a total of 17 touchdowns (16 passing, 1 rushing) in case you forgot. He has one of the best receivers in football in DeAndre Hopkins, and Watson looks to take his place among the elite NFL QBs this season.

  3. 3
    Tom Brady
    #3

    Tom Brady


    2017 - 4,577 yards, 66.3% completion, 32 touchdowns, 8 interceptions
    Brady continues to dominate even though he is about to be 41. Sure he lost Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola, but his career has been littered with no name receivers that Brady has turned into stars. Julian Edelman is suspended four games, but Brady is still a legend and will be a top three quarterback this season.

  4. 4
    Carson Wentz
    #4

    Carson Wentz


    2017 - 3,296 yards, 60.2% completion, 33 touchdowns, 7 interceptions (13 games)
    Wentz had a breakout season in 2017 before an ACL tear ended it early. However, he showed me all I need to see in order to put him among the best in the league. Sure, his receivers aren’t the best, but you can do worse than Jeffery, Agholor, and Mike Wallace. Wentz will throw 30 scores again and be among the elite

  5. 5
    Russell Wilson
    #5

    Russell Wilson


    2017 - 3,983 yards, 61.3% completion, 34 touchdowns, 11 interceptions
    Wilson's career has been running for his life behind a very suspect offensive line. It is a good thing he a great improviser, because they didn’t improve the line. Wilson has to hope his running game improves, and he lost Jimmy Graham. I don’t know how he does it, but somehow Wilson will be one of the top ten QBs in fantasy

  6. 6
    Kirk Cousins
    #6

    Kirk Cousins


    2017 - 4,093 yards, 64.3% completion, 27 touchdowns, 13 interceptions
    Cousins took the monster payday to Minnesota which is a great landing spot. He has a solid running game, and he has two dynamite receivers in Stefon Diggs and Adam Theilen. Throw in a quality tight end in Kyle Rudolph, and you have the makings of a very nice year for Cousins, and he should be a QB1 in 12 team leagues.

  7. 7
    Jared Goff
    #7

    Jared Goff


    2017 - 3,804 yards, 62.1% completion, 28 touchdowns, 7 interceptions
    I love what I have seen from Goff, and weapons around him have improved again. The team went out and traded for Brandin Cooks for a real deep threat. With Cooks,Woods, and Kupp, he has three solid receivers to throw to. Throw in Todd Gurley who can catch a ton of passes and there’s no reason that Goff can't be even better in 2018

  8. 8
    Drew Brees
    #8

    Drew Brees


    2017 - 4,334 yards, 72% completion, 23 touchdowns, 8 interceptions
    It was a down year by Brees standards, while the yardage was there, the 23 touchdowns were his lowest in 15 years. The team really turned to a run first approach with the breakout of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram’s repeated strong play. I am downgrading Brees a little given the offense last year, but I still expect 25 touchdowns

  9. 9
    Cam Newton
    #9

    Cam Newton


    2017 - 3,302 yards, 59.1% completion, 22 touchdowns, 16 interceptions
    Cam has always brought extra fantasy value because of his ability to run, but the Panthers are looking for him to improve his passing in 2018. They spent their first round pick on D.J. Moore, and 2017 second rounder Curtis Samuel will be back. When all goes right Cam is a lower end QB1.

  10. 10
    Philip Rivers
    #10

    Philip Rivers


    2017 - 4,515 yards, 62.6% completion, 28 touchdowns, 10 interceptions
    The loss of Hunter Henry hurts, but Rivers still has weapons galore. Keenan Allen is one of the ten best receivers in football when healthy, he has two great pass catchers out of the backfield, and hopefully second year man Mike Williams shows improvement. Rivers will be a sure fire QB1 again this year.

  11. 11
    Ben Roethlisberger
    #11

    Ben Roethlisberger


    2017 - 4,251 yards, 64.2% completion, 28 touchdowns, 14 interceptions
    Big Ben went from talking about retirement to pissed off that another QB was drafted. I guess he’s not ready to hang em up just yet. Martavis Bryant might be gone, but Juju Smith-Schuster is a great number two. They also used a second round pick on James Washington. With his riches at skill positions, Ben should get near 30 TDs

  12. 12
    Jimmy Garoppolo
    #12

    Jimmy Garoppolo


    2017 - 1,560 yards, 67.4% completion, 7 touchdowns, 5 interceptions (6 games)
    Garoppolo came in the last six weeks of the season and transformed the entire Niners organization with a winning flair. Sure, he didn’t have the greatest touchdown numbers, but he also had crap around him. The Niners have upgraded at every offensive position, and I expect Jimmy G to be a top ten fantasy quarterback

  13. 13
    Matthew Stafford
    #13

    Matthew Stafford


    2017 - 4,446 yards, 65.7% completion, 29 touchdowns, 10 interceptions
    The Lions didn’t make many moves to improve their offense, except drafting Keryonn Johnson to try to improve the running game. Hopefully a balanced offense will make Stafford even better. He will look for Kenny Golladay to improve even more and give the Lions a dynamic passing game. Stafford will be a borderline QB1 this year

  14. 14
    Derek Carr
    #14

    Derek Carr


    2017 - 3,496 yards, 62.7% completion, 22 touchdowns, 13 interceptions
    It was a second straight season of diminishing stats for Carr, but a back injury really derailed him. Carr tried to play through it, but sometimes that's worse than sitting out. He was given Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant as new weapons this season, and with new coach Jon Gruden I am looking for a nice bounceback from Carr

  15. 15
    Patrick Mahomes
    #15

    Patrick Mahomes


    2017 - 284 yards, 62.9% completion, zero touchdowns, one interception (1 game)
    Mahomes didn’t get into a game until Week 17, but he clearly showed the Chiefs enough that they didn’t bring Alex Smith back. Mahomes has a big arm and can also run when needed. He has an embarrassment of weapons to throw the ball to and is a popular breakout candidate. He is a QB2 with the chance of being a starter

  16. 16
    Jameis Winston
    #16

    Jameis Winston


    2017 - 3,504 yards, 63.8% completion, 19 touchdowns, 11 interceptions (13 games)
    It was a significant step back for Winston, but he wasn’t healthy. There’s still a lot to like here. Winston has a big arm, can make any throw ,he still has Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson. He's suspended three games but wasn't gonna be your starter anyway, so as a QB2 you wouldn't need him early. Still a midtier QB2

  17. 17
    Matt Ryan
    #17

    Matt Ryan


    2017 - 4,095 yards, 64.7% completion, 20 touchdowns, 12 interceptions
    Ryan had his MVP season in 2016, and I was not the least bit surprised that he didn’t repeat that performance. He was back to the usual Matt Ryan in 2017. His yardage totals are nice, but I don’t see him topping 25 touchdowns this season. He’s a fringe starting fantasy QB, but for me he is a high end QB2.

  18. 18
    Mitch Trubisky
    #18

    Mitch Trubisky


    2017 - 2,193 yards, 59.4% completion, 7 touchdowns, 7 interceptions (12 games)
    After looking lost early, Trubisky did show some signs of life by Week 17. The Bears brought in head coach Matt Nagy who was the Chiefs OC ,that made Alex Smith look like good. Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, and Trey Burton for Trubisky are new for Trubiskyto throw to, and Trubisky could grow into a QB1 by season end.

  19. 19
    Eli Manning
    #19

    Eli Manning


    2017 - 3,468 yards, 61.6% completion, 19 touchdowns, 13 interceptions
    What an epic disaster 2017 was. Manning was benched, the team won two games, and every receiver was hurt. But the Giants fortified their offensive line, and they got Manning a real running back. Does Eli still have it? He has good receivers, a dynamite tight end, and everything points to a better year for Eli but still as a QB2

  20. 20
    Blake Bortles
    #20

    Blake Bortles


    2017 - 3,687 yards, 60.2% completion, 21 touchdowns, 13 interceptions
    No quarterback gets shit on more in the fantasy community than Blake Bortles. I get that he is not the most accurate passer in the league. And I get that a lot of his points can be in garbage time. But he has solid weapons around him, and his defense often puts them in good field position. He isn't great but he's a solid QB2

  21. 21
    Dak Prescott
    #21

    Dak Prescott


    2017 - 3,324 yards, 62.9% completion, 22 touchdowns, 13 interceptions
    While his touchdown numbers didn’t fall much, Prescott certainly didn’t look like the same quarterback in 2017. The Cowboys are now without anything close to a playmaker at wide receiver, and Jason Witten retired. I like Prescott as a quarterback, but his lack of weapons concerns me and makes him a mid range QB2.

  22. 22
    Andy Dalton
    #22

    Andy Dalton


    2017 - 3,320 yards, 59.9% completion, 25 touchdowns, 12 interceptions
    While Dalton certainly isn’t the most accurate passer in the league, he has thrown 25 touchdowns in two of the last three seasons. If last year’s top ten pick John Ross becomes what we had hoped, Dalton has three solid weapons to choose from. With better than average tight ends, I think Dalton could challenge those 25 touchdowns

  23. 23
    Baker Mayfield
    #23

    Baker Mayfield


    2017 - 4,627 yards, 70.5% completion, 43 touchdowns, 6 interceptions (14 games in college)
    The top pick is the latest in a long line of Cleveland quarterbacks. Detractors will tell you he’s too short. Supporters say he is a leader with a good enough arm, and leadership skills. He has solid weapons but I’m a hair hesitant on Mayfiefld. He will start before long and is a QB2 with lots of potential

  24. 24
    Alex Smith
    #24

    Alex Smith


    2017 - 4,042 yards, 67.5% completion, 26 touchdowns, 5 interceptions
    Smith’s 26 touchdowns last season were a career high, and that is not an overly impressive number. He ends up in Washington, who doesn’t exactly have the most high powered offense. His receivers are average at best. The running game leaves a lot to be desired, and I see Smith ending up with closer to 3,500 yards and 22 touchdowns

  25. 25
    Case Keenum
    #25

    Case Keenum


    2017 - 3,547 yards, 67.6% completion, 22 touchdowns, 7 interceptions
    A career journeyman, Keenum came into the perfect situation in Minnesota, had a career year, and then got paid. The offense in Denver isn’t great, but it still is solid with Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders with rookie Courtland Sutton. I expect Keenum to be a mid range QB2 at best. I don’t see him doing better than last year

  26. 26
    Josh Rosen
    #26

    Josh Rosen


    2017 - 3,756 yards, 62.6% completion, 26 touchdowns, 10 INTs (11 games college)
    Sam Bradford might be there, but we all know he sucks. Even if Rosen doesn’t start Week 1, I would be shocked if that lasts long. He has an incredibly high football IQ, and played in a pro-style offense at UCLA. While I don’t expect Rosen to be a QB1 this season, I think the future is very bright for this young man

  27. 27
    Marcus Mariota
    #27

    Marcus Mariota


    2017 - 3,232 yards, 62% completion, 13 touchdowns, 15 interceptions (13 games)
    The Titans brought in the Rams OC to try to help after the disaster that was Mariota last season, but I am still not buying it. I have watched poor decision making, holding the ball too long, and a knack to get injured. The receivers are largely young and inexperienced. I might not even trust Mariota as my second QB.

  28. 28
    Ryan Tannehill
    #28

    Ryan Tannehill


    2017 - 2,995 yards, 67.1% completion, 19 touchdowns, 12 interceptions (13 games in 2016)
    Many people, myself included, were excited about Tannehill after his 27 touchdowns in 2014. Things have gone from bad to worse with the Dolphins QB since then, including missing all of last year with an ACL injury. The Dolphins will run the ball a lot, and their receivers aren’t good. Avoid Tannehill this year

  29. 29
    Joe Flacco
    #29

    Joe Flacco


    2017 - 3,141 yards, 64.1% completion, 18 touchdowns, 13 interceptions
    Flacco has reached 20 touchdowns just twice in the last five seasons. The Ravens completely revamped their receivers this year. However, the team drafted Lamar Jackson with the last pick in the first round, so there is a ton of pressure on Flacco to perform. He is nothing more than a low end QB2 who could be benched by December

  30. 30
    Andrew Luck
    #30

    Andrew Luck


    You must be a huge gambler if you are even thinking of drafting this guy. I know the talent is there, but the injuries to his shoulder just keep mounting and never heal. He hasn’t even thrown a football in forever, and I have ZERO confidence he will be healthy. And even if he is, I have less confidence that he will stay healthy. I know his dad runs the XFL, but there’s still no reason to draft him

  1. 1
    Todd Gurley
    #1

    Todd Gurley


    2017 - 279 carries, 1,305 yards, 13 touchdowns; 64 catches, 788 yards, 6 touchdowns
    It sucks when your man crush is on your team's division rival, but that’s what has happened with me and Todd Gurley. The dude is a beast. He’s big, he’s fast, he’s shifty, he has great hands, he can take any carry or catch to the house. He’s on a prolific offense. What is there not to like about this guy? NOTHING!

  2. 2
    Le'Veon Bell
    #2

    Le'Veon Bell


    2017 - 321 carries, 1,291 yards, 9 touchdowns; 85 catches, 655 yards, 2 touchdowns
    He gets a ton of carries, he gets a ton of targets out of the backfield, and his patient running style is like few others these days. He has had a couple tough injuries, and he’s been suspended a couple times and he holds out. That being said, those are still dynamite numbers for Bell and he is a top two pick

  3. 3
    David Johnson
    #3

    David Johnson


    2017 - Injured in Week 1
    Johnson didn’t even make through the first game before a wrist injury ended his season. Don’t let the fact that he missed last year make you shy away from DJ or forget how good he is. He IS the Cardinal offense, and whether it is Sam Bradford (hee hee) or Josh Rosen it is still gonna be the David Johnson Show. 80 catches, 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 12 TDs are possible

  4. 4
    Ezekiel Elliott
    #4

    Ezekiel Elliott


    2017 - 242 carries, 983 yards, 7 touchdowns; 26 catches, 269 yards, 2 touchdowns (10 games)
    Few backs are as much of their team’s offense than Elliott. He isn’t a great pass catching back, but he should get 40 receptions. However, he has a real shot at 25 carries every week. The Cowboys passing game might struggle which would mean more reliance on Zeke. Nothing can stop another dominating year

  5. 5
    Dalvin Cook
    #5

    Dalvin Cook


    2017 - 74 carries, 354 yards, 2 touchdowns; 11 catches, 90 yards (4 games)
    He is the undisputed bellcow back on a really good offense. He runs hard, finishes runs with authority, and rarely is arm tackled. He isn’t an elite receiver, but he is still gets decent catches. I am not concerned at all about him returning from his ACL tear and should be awesome again. In my opinion he is a first rounder

  6. 6
    Saquon Barkley
    #6

    Saquon Barkley


    2017 - 217 carries, 1,217 yards, 18 touchdowns; 54 receptions, 632 yards, 3 touchdowns
    There’s nothing the second pick can’t do. He has size, he has speed, he has hands, he blocks. He absolutely dominated college football. Even with Jonathan Stewart on the team, Barkley will be a three down back. Hopefully the offensive line work upgrades pay off. I see no reason he won't be a top ten fantasy back

  7. 7
    Alvin Kamara
    #7

    Alvin Kamara


    2017 - 120 carries, 728 yards, 8 touchdowns; 82 catches, 826 yards, 5 touchdowns
    Mark Ingram’s four game suspension has made this special player even more special-er? Kamara didn’t get a ton of carries last year, but he certainly made the most of them. He does major damage as a pass catcher, and in PPR leagues is a mid first round pick. He has a chance to average a touchdown a week this season.

  8. 8
    Kareem Hunt
    #8

    Kareem Hunt


    2017 - 272 carries, 1,327 yards, 8 touchdowns; 53 catches, 455 yards, 3 touchdowns
    The rookie started with a three touchdown game in Week 1 and he never looked back. He did have a nine week scoreless stretch, but then he scored five in the final four weeks of the season to save the season. He is also a great pass catcher out of the backfield, and could even press 60 receptions. A mid range RB1

  9. 9
    Melvin Gordon
    #9

    Melvin Gordon


    2017 - 284 carries, 1,105 yards, 8 touchdowns; 57 catches, 470 yards, 4 touchdowns
    I have been a fan of Gordon’s since he came in the league. And although he has never averaged four yards per carry, he does have 12 total touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. Austin Ekeler did eat into his production a little, but Gordon is still the man and is a great pass catcher. He is a top ten back

  10. 10
    Leonard Fournette
    #10

    Leonard Fournette


    2017 - 268 carries, 1,040 yards, 9 touchdowns; 36 catches, 302 yards, 1 touchdown (13 games)
    Fournette has ankle injuries forever, but he is still one of the better running backs in the league. I’d love to see more receptions, but he still a huge part of the offense. When Fournette was healthy he got fewer than 15 carries just twice, which shows his use and he has a shot at double digit scores

  11. 11
    Jordan Howard
    #11

    Jordan Howard


    2017 - 276 carries, 1,120 yards, 9 touchdowns; 23 carries, 125 yards
    Howard isn’t a big pass catcher which is important in Matt Nagy’s offense, but he is one of heaviest used backs in the league. EVERYTHING ran through him last year, and while I expect a more balanced offense in 2018, Jordan will be getting 250 carries in my opinion. Tarik Cohen has a role, but Howard is the bellcow and an RB1

  12. 12
    Jerick McKinnon
    #12

    Jerick McKinnon


    2017 - 151 carries, 570 yards, 3 touchdowns; 51 catches, 421 yards, 2 touchdowns
    McKinnon had one of the best offseasons when he ended up in San Francisco, which is a match made in heaven. Kyle Shanahan’s offense is great for a pass catching running back which McKinnon is. He has some speed, can make people miss, and I think he is going to be awesome and could be a low end RB1.

  13. 13
    LeSean McCoy
    #13

    LeSean McCoy


    2017 - 287 carries, 1,183 yards, 6 touchdowns; 59 catches, 448 yards, 2 touchdowns
    McCoy is a garbage person and could be suspended. Also, the Bills offense is plodding, which doesn't play to McCoy’s strength. However, they don’t have anyone to challenge him for carries. He had a career low yards per carry last year, but his pass catching out of the backfield gives him added value to a RB2

  14. 14
    Devonta Freeman
    #14

    Devonta Freeman


    2017 - 196 carries, 865 yards, 7 touchdowns; 36 catches, 317 yards, 1 touchdown (14 games)
    Freeman has a much more split workload than top backs in this tier, but he always produces. He injured his knee ligaments in December but it didn’t require surgery and he should be fine. He will still outcarry Tevin Coleman and gets enough catches boost him in PPR leagues. He is a low RB1 or awesome RB2

  15. 15
    Kenyan Drake
    #15

    Kenyan Drake


    2017 - 133 carries, 644 yards, 3 touchdowns; 32 catches, 239 yards, 1 touchdown
    Drake had almost 450 yards and 18 receptions in the last five weeks of the season. I like him a lot. He was explosive when he was the starter, and broke manylong runs. Frank Gore signed, and he will get carries, but I’m not worried. My concern is that the team is going to be losing every week and limit Drake's usage

  16. 16
    Joe Mixon
    #16

    Joe Mixon


    2017 - 178 carries, 626 yards, 4 touchdowns; 30 catches, 287 yards
    Mixon just didn’t get a chance to succeed until late. Giovani Bernard is still there so Mixon won’t get a ton of catches, but he should get the carries. He is an electric runner who has the ability to take any touch to the house. If given the chance to have 225 carries this season MIxon should surpass 1,000 yards and seven TDs

  17. 17
    Derrick Henry
    #17

    Derrick Henry


    2017 - 176 carries, 744 yards, 5 touchdowns; 11 catches, 136 yards, 1 touchdown
    Last year Henry often looked young and explosive. The team brought in Dion Lewis to ruin everyone’s buzz on him though. Henry doesn’t catch passes so hopefully he will still get first and second down work. I’m worried that it will be a 50/50 split and that might make Henry a mid range RB2.

  18. 18
    Christian McCaffrey
    #18

    Christian McCaffrey


    2017 - 117 carries, 435 yards, 2 touchdowns; 80 catches, 651 yards, 5 touchdowns
    I know that I expected him to get more carries than he in 2017. The catch total is great, and that will continue to be his strength. He’s a shifty runner who does damage in open space. McCaffrey should get more carries this year, but I still don’t expect him to get 200. I'd like him more if he got more rushes

  19. 19
    Alex Collins
    #19

    Alex Collins


    2017 - Collins isn’t a tall guy, but he is stocky for his size and won’t be brought down with an arm tackle. He isn’t much of a pass catcher out of the backfield, which will limit his snaps some. Collins isn’t a big time running back, and isn’t going to rack up a ton of 100 yard games. But Collins should be a low RB2 for an improving Baltimore offense.

  20. 20
    Jay Ajayi
    #20

    Jay Ajayi


    2017 - 208 carries, 873 yards, 1 touchdown; 24 catches, 158 yards, 1 touchdown
    Ajayi was traded to the Eagles midseason and early on he didn’t have much of a role. By season’s end he was getting mid-teens in carries and improved.This season it is just him and Corey Clement as Darren Sproles really only catches passes. Ajayi hopefully will get 15-17 carries a game, and if so he will be a decent RB2

  21. 21
    Dion Lewis
    #21

    Dion Lewis


    2017 - 180 carries, 896 yards, 6 touchdowns; 32 catches, 214 yards, 3 touchdowns
    Lewis became the most valuable Patriots back in 2017, but ideally he is best served as a third down/pass catching back. I don’t know how the splits will work out with Derrick Henry, but I’d prefer Henry. He will have good value in PPR leagues, but I worry people are overvaluing him based on his usage in New England

  22. 22
    Carlos Hyde
    #22

    Carlos Hyde


    2017 - 240 carries, 940 yards, 8 touchdowns; 59 catches, 350 yards
    Hyde had a solid season last year, but it's a new situation. There’s no way that he is going to get those 59 catches in Cleveland with Duke Johnson on the team. Maybe Hyde will get 25-30 but that’s it. He also has rookie Nick Chubb to deal with. I don’t see Hyde getting the same usage he did in San Fran. He will be a low end RB2

  23. 23
    Kerryon Johnson
    #23

    Kerryon Johnson


    2017 - 285 carries, 1,391 yards, 18 touchdowns; 24 catches, 194 yards, 2 touchdowns (in college)
    Johnson is looking to be the first Lions back to run for 1,000 yards since Abe Lincoln was president and personally I think he has a good shot. People worry about LeGarrette Blount vulturing touchdowns. He might take a couple but I think Johnson will be a three down back and have a very successful year

  24. 24
    Ronald Jones II
    #24

    Ronald Jones II


    2017 - 261 carries, 1,550 yards, 19 touchdowns; 14 catches, 187 yards, 1 touchdown (13 games in college)
    While he wasn’t a huge pass catching back at USC, Jones had a ridiculous workload in his senior year. He doesn’t have much competition on the team for carries and he should have over 200 carries as a rookie. He is a shifty runner who has a burst of speed. Jones looks like a fringe RB2/RB3.

  25. 25
    Sony Michel
    #25

    Sony Michel


    2017 - 156 carries, 1,227 yards, 16 touchdowns; 9 catches, 96 yards, 1 touchdown (14 games in college)
    There are small concerns about him shouldering the load in the NFL since he didn’t in college, and won’t bring added value in PPR leagues. However, he is an awesome talent and the Pats used a first round pick on him, which is big. He should get 175 carries and I like him for 2018.

  26. 26
    Isaiah Crowell
    #26

    Isaiah Crowell


    2017 - 206 carries, 853 yards, 2 touchdowns; 28 catches, 182 yards
    Crowell was a monster disappointment last year, but now the expectations are much lower, and more realistic. He goes to the Jets who don't have a great offensive line, but it isn't bad either. I'm not worried about Bilal Powell or Thomas Rawls taking carries. I like Crowell to threaten for 1,000 yards and five scores

  27. 27
    Royce Freeman
    #27

    Royce Freeman


    2017 - 244 carries, 1,475 yards, 16 touchdowns; 14 catches, 164 yards, (12 games in college)
    Freeman had a great, consistent career in college, even if he didn’t catch many passes. He doesn’t have a lot of competition for carries. Devontae Booker sucks and De’Angelo Henderson didn’t get a shot last year and has an injured oblique. Freeman should be the starter Week 1 and looks like an RB3

  28. 28
    Chris Carson
    #28

    Chris Carson


    2017 - 49 carries, 208 yards; 7 catches, 59 yards, 1 touchdown
    With Rashaad Penny out a while this is Carson's job if he can excel. He has good shiftiness and showed some signs of being very good last year. He will run behind one of the worst offensive lines in football though, which will limit his upside. Overall, if you can get him as your third back I think you are on the right track.

  29. 29
    Marshawn Lynch
    #29

    Marshawn Lynch


    2017 - 207 carries, 891 yards, 7 touchdowns; 20 catches, 152 yards
    It was an interesting first season for Lynch in Oakland. He got off to a decent start, then for a stretch of time he was unplayable, and then hit another hot streak. The team brought in Doug Martin in free agency, but it will be on a backup basis. I’m not expecting much from Lynch and won’t be drafting him unless it's very late

  30. 30
    Mark Ingram
    #30

    Mark Ingram


    2017 - 230 carries, 1,124 yards, 12 touchdowns; 58 catches, 416 yards
    He will miss the first four games of the season following a suspension for the PED policy. Ingram was a huge part of the Saints offense both rushing and receiving game. Will he be able to come back from the suspension and stay out of Sean Payton’s doghouse? I think Ingram is too valuable for them to ignore him after the ban

  1. 1
    Antonio Brown
    #1

    Antonio Brown


    2017 - 101 catches, 1,533 yards, 9 touchdowns (14 games)
    Not much needs to be said here about Brown. He’s the best in the business and would have had another 100 catch, 10 touchdown season if he wasn’t forced to miss two games. He most likely will be the first receiver taken off the board again this year, and likely in the top six to seven overall.

  2. 2
    DeAndre Hopkins
    #2

    DeAndre Hopkins


    2017 - 96 catches, 1,378 yards, 13 touchdowns
    Hopkins bounced back in a HUGE way in 2017, showing that 2016 was Brock Osweiler’s fault! Hopkins is amazing. He’s durable, he catches anything close to him, and some that aren’t close to him. Teamed up with Deshaun Watson for a full season could mean absolute fireworks for the Texans offense, and Hopkins could be even better than he was last year.

  3. 3
    Odell Beckham, Jr
    #3

    Odell Beckham, Jr


    2017 - 25 catches, 302 yards, 3 touchdowns (4 games)
    There is no player that I hate more than Beckham. His antics, things he says, his immaturity, all drive me nuts. However, he is a dynamite receiver, I can’t deny that. He is undoubtedly the Giants number one receiver, and has a 95+ reception/10+ touchdown year assuming he stays healthy. If you like Beckham I wouldn't let the injury scare me off

  4. 4
    Michael Thomas
    #4

    Michael Thomas


    2017 - 104 catches, 1,245 yards, 5 touchdowns
    His touchdown total fell from his rookie season, but Thomas was much better in catches and yards. He is the top receiver in New Orleans, and his big frame makes a great target for Drew Brees. I see a long productive career ahead for Thomas where he could be among the top two or three at the position. He will score 10+ times again and he will be a WR1

  5. 5
    Davante Adams
    #5

    Davante Adams


    2017 - 74 catches, 885 yards, 10 touchdowns
    Adams won’t ever catch 100 balls, but he has had double digit touchdowns in two straight years, and with Nelson gone I could see Adams get up to 85 catches. He did suffer two concussions last year so that is a bit of a concern, but those are impossible to predict and wouldn’t let that stop me from drafting him. Adams is a rock solid WR1.

  6. 6
    Mike Evans
    #6

    Mike Evans


    2017 - 71 catches, 1,001 yards, 5 touchdowns
    I had high hopes for Evans last year, and boy did he disappoint. However, he is fully capable, and has produced far more than he did in 2017. The Bucs just gave him a huge contract, so obviously they have faith too. The Bucs offense will be much better and that Evans will go back to a WR1 in fantasy. I'm not worried about the Fitzpatrick games

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    Keenan Allen
    #7

    Keenan Allen


    2017 - 102 catches, 1,393 yards, 6 touchdowns
    Health is always a concern when you draft Allen, but damn when he plays a full season he is really good. The Chargers offense is certainly pass first, and Allen the focal point. He is a bit of a roll of the dice as your number one receiver, but if you like him, that’s where his ADP will be. Allen is one of the ten best receivers in football

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    A.J. Green
    #8

    A.J. Green


    2017 - 75 catches, 1,078 yards, 8 touchdowns
    It has been a couple of years since Green has really been the dominant receiver. However, he is still the focal point of the offense, even with an improving running game. With Brandon LaFell taking some attention, hopefully second year man John Ross will be what they hoped. That would get less attention on Green who is still a WR1

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    Julio Jones
    #9

    Julio Jones


    2017 - 88 catches, 1,444 yards, 3 touchdowns
    Jones is constantly looked at among the top two or three fantasy wide receivers and I’ll never get it. He is a great receiver. But he has had ONE double digit touchdown season in his career…and that was in 2012. He also hasn’t broken 90 receptions the last two seasons, so tell me why he’s so great. He is still a WR1, but a much lower ranking for me

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    Adam Theilen
    #10

    Adam Theilen


    2017 - 91 catches, 1,277 yards, 4 touchdowns
    Raise your hand if you saw this massive breakout coming…….put your hands down you liars! Theilen had a nice 2016, but wow! Now defenses will be planning for him, but on the plus side he also gets a better quarterback. I could see Theilen approaching last year’s catches or possibly beating it by a few and add two or three more touchdowns on.

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    Tyreek Hill
    #11

    Tyreek Hill


    2017 - 75 catches, 1,183 yards, 7 touchdowns
    He had a great season, even with noodle-armed Alex Smith as his quarterback. He now has big armed Pat Mahomes at QB which means Hill’s real value as a deep threat could emerge. His value drops slightly in PPR leagues as he isn’t a huge volume reception guy, but he can take any five yard out to the house and is a threat to have a monster game every week

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    Amari Cooper
    #12

    Amari Cooper


    2017 - 48 catches, 680 yards, 7 touchdowns (14 games)
    It was a very strange year for Cooper as his receptions and yards took a nose dive, and yet he set a career high in touchdowns which mostly came at the end of the season. A healthy David Carr and an injection of life with Coach Jon Gruden should get the Raiders back on track enough to make Cooper a borderline WR1 for this year

  13. 13
    Doug Baldwin
    #13

    Doug Baldwin


    2017 - 75 catches, 991 yards, 9 touchdowns
    Baldwin fell nine yards shy of another 1,000 yards, and continues to be the only reliable receiver for the Seahawks. The Hawks are going to try to run the ball more, but their offensive line sucks I expect Russell Wilson to improvising a lot. Luckily, that is the strength of he and Baldwin who always seems to find holes in the defense. He is a strong WR2

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    Allen Robinson
    #14

    Allen Robinson


    2017 - 1 catch, 17 yards, no touchdowns (half of one game)
    I am a big fan of Allen Robinson, even with his disappointing 2016. He now calls Chicago home and I will say that I am a fan of Mitch Trubisky. Sure the Bears will take it slow with their prized free agent acquisition this offseason but don’t let that scare you. If all goes right you could see 80 catches for 1,100 yards and ten scores

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    Larry Fitzgerald
    #15

    Larry Fitzgerald


    2017 - 109 catches, 1,156 yards, 6 touchdowns
    The Ageless wonder just continues to get it done. David Johnson went down, Carson Palmer went down and still Fitzgerald had a great year. I am hoping that Josh Rosen takes the starting job and if that is the case I have no issue with predicting Fitzy catches another 95 passes. You’d like to see him get a few more touchdowns, but he is still a WR2

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    Brandin Cooks
    #16

    Brandin Cooks


    2017 - 65 catches, 1,082 yards, 7 touchdowns
    One of the faster receivers in the league, Cooks had success in New England. He was traded to the Rams where his skills might be utilized better. Jared Goff has the arm to get him the ball deep. While Cooks is never going to be a 100 reception guy, he will threaten ten touchdowns this season, and is a lock for over 1,000 yards in a potent offense

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    Stefon Diggs
    #17

    Stefon Diggs


    2017 - 64 catches, 849 yards, 8 touchdowns (14 games)
    I liked Diggs a lot last year, and while his receptions dropped by 20, he did score five more touchdowns than the previous year. Defenses should show Adam Theilen more attention, and an improved quarterback in Kirk Cousins, I am looking for Diggs receptions to go back up to around the 75-80 range with 900 yards and seven touchdowns

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    Josh Gordon
    #18

    Josh Gordon


    2017 - 18 catches, 335 yards, 1 touchdown (5 games)
    He did what I said he couldn’t, keep himself clean long enough to return to football. And at times he looked very good. I am not as down on Gordon this year, but I am not as high on him as some. Tyrod Taylor is an ok quarterback who can’t throw deep, and we will see what Baker Mayfield is. If he stays healthy and clean, Gordon can be a solid WR2

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    Juju Smith-Schuster
    #19

    Juju Smith-Schuster


    2017 - 58 catches, 917 yards, 7 touchdowns (13 games)
    His bike was stolen, but he also stole the hearts of Steeler fans and fantasy players with his awesome rookie season. It took him a bit to get going, but once he did he was a great fantasy producer with nine games of four catches or more, and five with over 75 yards. He also caught a touchdown in five of the last eight games. Me likey some Juju

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    Jarvis Landry
    #20

    Jarvis Landry


    2017 - 112 catches, 987 yards, 9 touchdowns
    I’ve read some people are worried about Landry now that he is in Cleveland, but let’s be honest, Miami isn’t a good team! The Browns actually have playmakers at the skill positions, and I have no doubt that Landry will continue to be a PPR machine. I would be surprised if he had nine touchdowns again, and would be expecting six to seven touchdowns

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    Golden Tate
    #21

    Golden Tate


    2017 - 92 catches, 1,003 yards, 5 touchdowns
    Here’s a guy with great PPR value, with four straight 90 catch seasons in Detroit. New coach Matt Patricia isn’t going to touch the offense, so Tate should be the main target again this year.You gotta live with some ups and downs with Tate, and while he isn’t going to be a huge touchdown guy, he is as solid as they come in PPR leagues.

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    Demaryius Thomas
    #22

    Demaryius Thomas


    2017 - 83 catches, 949 yards, 5 touchdowns
    Thomas had his worst season in a long time, but I think you have to consider the awful quarterback play in 2017. I think they upgraded with bringing in Case Keenum in the offseason, but I am still not sold on him completely. Thomas has been a reception machine, and Keenum should be good enough for him to get 90 receptions and seven to eight TDs

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    T.Y. Hilton
    #23

    T.Y. Hilton


    2017 - 57 catches, 966 yards, 4 touchdowns
    Holy Crappy Offense Batman! The Colts suffered through a pretty awful season offensively, and of course that trickled down to a subpar season for Hilton. They keep saying that one day Andrew Luck might throw a football again, but I’m not buying it. Hilton might be better this year under Jacoby Brissett, I just can’t trust him among the top 15 receivers

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    Alshon Jeffery
    #24

    Alshon Jeffery


    2017 - 57 catches, 789 yards, 9 touchdowns
    Jeffery found success in his first year with the Eagles. Not the success that maybe he had in the past, but in fantasy football you can’t argue with nine touchdowns. Never a threat to catch 90 balls, Jeffery has been in the 50s for the past three seasons so don't expect more than that. He gets good TDs though and is a borderline WR2, but great WR3

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    Michael Crabtree
    #25

    Michael Crabtree


    2017 - 58 catches, 618 yards, 8 touchdowns
    Crabtree had two straight 85+ reception seasons before last year’s debacle that was the Raider passing game. He takes his talents to Baltimore, who is definitely more of a run first team, but Crabtree is far and away their best receiver. If he can find a rapport with Joe Flacco, I can see Crabtree having a shot at 80 catches and seven touchdowns.

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    Pierre Garcon
    #26

    Pierre Garcon


    2017 - 40 catches, 500 yards, no touchdowns (8 games)
    His stats (outside of the no touchdowns) for half a season are pretty good. Now, if you remember the awful quarterbacks he had you’d say it was great! This year it is Jimmy G and I think it is going to be a great pairing. In PPR leagues I can see Garcon nabbing 90 passes, and he will score enough for him to be a low end WR2 or a very good WR3

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    Allen Hurns
    #27

    Allen Hurns


    2017 - 39 catches, 484 yards, 2 touchdowns (10 games)
    With Dez Bryant gone and Terrence Williams sucking who are the Cowboys gonna throw to? A 5’8” white guy in Cole Beasley? Ehhhh, I think not. Even Jason Witten is gone and their tight end is some enormous slow white guy. By default, Hurns has to get a ton of targets, and if Dak is going to throw 20 touchdowns, Hurns has to get a bunch of them.

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    Sterling Shepard
    #28

    Sterling Shepard


    2017 - 59 catches, 731 yards, 2 touchdowns (11 games)
    Shepard scored eight touchdowns in his rookie season, and he didn’t come even close to that, his receptions and yardage total were solid for 11 games. He will be the number two to Odell Beckham, and the Giants offense should be much better with a revamped offensive line. Shepard could have a really good year and is a WR3 coming into this year

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    Jordy Nelson
    #29

    Jordy Nelson


    2017 - 53 catches, 482 yards, 6 touchdowns
    Nelson fell off the map last year, but of course the Packers didn’t have Aaron Rodgers. So, did Nelson just get old all at once? Or was it really that Brett Hundley is that bad? I’m going with a bad year for the Packers (read: Hundley), and Jordy will be better. Now I’m not expecting 100 catches, but with 75 and six touchdowns he would be a WR3

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    Marvin Jones
    #30

    Marvin Jones


    2017 - 61 catches, 1,101 yards, 9 touchdowns
    Jones got off to a real slow start in 2017 before he kicked it into gear and started kicking ass. He is never going to catch 90 passes, but Jones is a big play and red zone threat and should continue to score a good amount of touchdowns in this Lions offense. At 28 he is in the prime of his career and is a really solid third receiver for your team.

  1. 1
    Rob Gronkowski
    #1

    Rob Gronkowski


    2017 - 69 catches, 1,083 yards, 8 touchdowns (13 games)
    Gronk missed his customary three or so games last year, but he still was near the best at the position. Health is the only concern as he continues to be a beast year in and year out. It still costs a pretty high pick to get him if you want him, so be sure to get a viable backup on your team for the inevitable injury and hope it is short term

  2. 2
    Travis Kelce
    #2

    Travis Kelce


    2017 - 83 catches, 1,038 yards, 8 touchdowns
    Kelce is a matchup nightmare for defenses. He is big as an ox, but he runs really well and has good hands. Despite the quarterback change I see no reason why Pat Mahomes also won’t understand the weapon he has here. Kelce should be one of the best again, and I wouldn’t be surprised if his numbers got just a slight bit better in 2018.

  3. 3
    Zach Ertz
    #3

    Zach Ertz


    2018 - 74 catches, 824 yards, 8 touchdowns
    Ertz did miss two games and dealt with Trey Burton taking some of his targets, but he is now healthy and Burton is in Chicago. The Eagles did use a fairly high draft pick on Dallas Goedert, but there’s no doubt that Ertz is the man. He is definitely one of my favorite tight ends and will give you similar numbers to a third receiver.

  4. 4
    Evan Engram
    #4

    Evan Engram


    2017 - 64 catches, 722 yards, 6 touchdowns
    It was a very successful rookie season, although some might say it was because the Giants had so many injuries. However, this kid just drips talent. And other healthy receivers should stop from making him a focal point of the defense. Engram is a big dude, a fast dude, and has good hands. I expect his stats to get a little better in 2018, and he is a TE1.

  5. 5
    Greg Olsen
    #5

    Greg Olsen


    2017 - 17 catches, 191 yards, 1 touchdown (7 games) foot injury
    A foot injury cost Olsen more than half of the season, and even when he was able to return he was basically invisible. However, at full strength, Olsen is still one of the best, so maybe he will come at a bit of a discount after last year. You can’t predict injury, so I would go ahead and draft Olsen as you would if no injury occurred

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    Trey Burton
    #6

    Trey Burton


    2017 - 23 catches, 248 yards, 5 touchdowns (11 games)
    Burton showed flashes of what he is capable of in 2017. His new head coach was the OC in KC, and if you look towards the top of this list you’ll see this offense does like the tight end. Now, I don’t expect Burton to produce like Travis Kelce, but I do see him as a guy with big upside this year. He could have a great season and is a mid TE1

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    Kyle Rudolph
    #7

    Kyle Rudolph


    2017 - 57 catches, 532 yards, 8 touchdown
    There weren’t as many targets in 2017 for Rudolph in Minnesota as when they had garbage receivers. However, he still scored a bunch and had his second best touchdown total. Now he gets an upgrade at quarterback to Kirk Cousins, a guy who threw to the tight end a good deal in the past. Rudolph isn’t spectacular, but a good guy to have on your team

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    Jimmy Graham
    #8

    Jimmy Graham


    2017 - 57 catches, 520 yards, 10 touchdowns
    Graham will be an interesting case in 2018. He showed his red zone ability last year. However,he goes to Green Bay who doesn’t tend to use the tight end a lot, so it will be interesting to see what happens. Graham isn’t a young guy anymore and has some injury history. He comes with some risk, but has the talent to be one of the better tight ends

  9. 9
    O.J. Howard
    #9

    O.J. Howard


    2017 - 26 catches, 432 yards, 6 touchdowns
    Howard showed some flashes of what made him a first round pick in 2017, although it took a while. He did improve as the season progressed, and I expect him to fully take over the top tight end job from Cameron Brate. His upside is enormous so it comes down to how much risk you like. He could be a breakout star, or he could have 50 catches and 6 scores

  10. 10
    Jack Doyle
    #10

    Jack Doyle


    2017 - 80 catches, 690 yards, 4 touchdowns
    I expect absolutely nothing from Andrew Luck this year. And in 2017 when the Colts offense was about as bad as it could be, Doyle had a damn good year. So, even if Luck isn’t healthy in 2018, that doesn’t mean avoid Doyle. He isn’t fast, dynamic, or anything like that. But he is incredibly reliable, has good hands, and will rack up the receptions again

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    Delanie Walker
    #11

    Delanie Walker


    2017 - 74 catches, 807 yards, 3 touchdowns
    Delanie didn’t get in the end zone very much in 2017, but in fairness to him not many did for the Titans. He isn’t going to repeat his 90+ catches from a few years ago, but if Marcus Mariota is smart, he will pepper Delanie as a target over the middle. Walker has never been a huge touchdown producer, but if he can get back to six he will have TE1 value

  12. 12
    George Kittle
    #12

    George Kittle


    2017 - 43 catches, 515 yards, 2 touchdowns
    Kittle had the second most catches among rookie tight ends last year, and looks like a player. He is a big target with nice hands. He isn’t a burner, but he is a matchup problem for some linebackers. With the Niners offense looking to take a jump forward this year. I like Kittle to take a nice step ahead and become a borderline starting fantasy tight end

  13. 13
    Ben Watson
    #13

    Ben Watson


    2017 - 61 catches, 522 yards, 4 touchdowns
    With Coby Fleener gone, Watson sits back at top of the depth chart in a place where he had a season of 74-825-6. Now I don’t expect him to repeat those numbers, but the touchdowns are a possibility. He doesn’t have a big, flashy name that fantasy owners expect great things from, but he is a good under the radar player on a good offense.

  14. 14
    David Njoku
    #14

    David Njoku


    2017 - 32 catches, 386 yards, 4 touchdowns
    Njoku couldn’t get on the field much, losing snaps to Seth DeValve of all people. No way this year. Njoku is a dynamic player with great speed and good hands. The Browns offense looks to be solid this year which means Njoku could be seeing a lot of linebackers which he should burn. He is a high end TE2, with the chance of a mid range TE1 by year end

  15. 15
    Tyler Eifert
    #15

    Tyler Eifert


    2017 - 4 catches, 46 yards (2 games)

    Unfortunately it is when, not if, this guy will get injured and I don't see a scenario where I will be drafting him in 2018. A back injury is slowing him this offseason, and even if he is 100% to go at preseason it seems like any hit can put him out. He is a great redzone target, but you better have another startable TE on your roster if you want him.

  16. 16
    Mike Gesicki
    #16

    Mike Gesicki


    2017 - 57 catches, 563 yards, 9 touchdowns (13 games in college)
    I am worried that the offense might suck in 2017, but I have a feeling that they will give Gesicki an opportunity. My other concern is he struggles blocking. That is a sure way for a rookie to find the bench. However, Gesicki is a big guy who can be a great target in the red zone and deep down the seam if Tannehill is decent.

  17. 17
    Hayden Hurst
    #17

    Hayden Hurst


    2017 - 44 catches, 559 yards, 2 touchdowns (13 games in college)
    Hurst is the complete package. He has good, but not blazing speed. He has soft hands, and he is a capable blocker. The Ravens did also draft Mark Andrews at tight end in the third round, and their offense isn’t exactly what you’d call dynamite. However, Hurst should be the starter and has a chance to have a nice rookie season.

  18. 18
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    #18

    Austin Seferian-Jenkins


    2017 - 50 catches, 357 yards, 3 touchdowns
    There are so many mouths to feed in the Jacksonville passing game, but I believe that Seferian-Jenkins will be a great safety net for Blake Bortles. He is an ENORMOUS red zone target, and he is pretty agile for a guy his size. He isn't going to be someone you start on an every week basis, but if you have an injury he can get you through for a few weeks.

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    Cameron Brate
    #19

    Cameron Brate


    2017 - 48 catches, 591 yards, 6 touchdowns
    Brate wasn’t quite as good last year, but he still moved the needle. He was still a solid part of the offense, and they just gave Brate a six year contract. If you wait a long time to draft your tight end, or if your starter is Rob Gronkowski, Brate is a great guy to target for your fantasy roster as I expect the Tampa passing game to be better this year

  20. 20
    Jordan Reed
    #20

    Jordan Reed


    2017 - 27 catches, 211 yards, 2 touchdowns (6 games)
    The injury problems just seem to get worse from year to year with this guy and he is running out of body parts to injure. In his absence, Vernon Davis has become a little more trusted and even when Reed is healthy, he could see Davis eat into his production some. Unless he falls to the very end of my draft, I just can’t see myself picking Reed