Updated 2018 fantasy football rankings: Top 250

We’re just a little more than two weeks away from the kickoff of the NFL season so it’s time to strap in for another year of fantasy football. You’ll want to make sure to check the frequently updated rankings at the bottom of the page. Here’s a look at the top 250 fantasy football players for half-point per reception leagues. Rankings by position can be found in the widget at the bottom of the page.

Top 250

1. Le’Veon Bell, PIT, RB—You could go with Todd Gurley here, but truth be told, any one of the top 5 could end up with the best fantasy year. Bell is playing with a franchise tag and will be a free agent after this season. He’ll want to put his best foot forward in order to demand a huge contract from his eventual team.
2. Todd Gurley, LAR, RB
3. David Johnson, ARI, RB
4. Antonio Brown, PIT, WR
5. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL, RB
6. Melvin Gordon, LAC, RB
7. Alvin Kamara, NO, RB
8. Leonard Fournette, JAC, RB
9. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU, WR
10. Saquon Barkley, NYG, RB—Getting a minor injury in the preseason could have been the best thing that happened for him. He’s virtually guaranteed to enter the first week fully healthy after flashing a glimpse of what could be in his first preseason game.
11. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG, WR
12. Julio Jones, ATL, WR
13. Christian McCaffrey, CAR, RB
14. Michael Thomas, NO, WR
15. Kareem Hunt, KC, RB
16. Dalvin Cook, MIN, RB
17. Keenan Allen, LAC, WR
18. A.J. Green, CIN, WR
19. Davante Adams, GB, WR—Jordy Nelson is no longer in Green Bay which opens things up for Adams to take the next step and likely record his first 1,000-yard season. When Aaron Rodgers is the quarterback, you want to have the Packers’ No. 1 receiver on your fantasy squad.
20. Devonta Freeman, ATL, RB
21. Rob Gronkowski, NE, TE
22. Adam Thielen, MIN, WR
23. LeSean McCoy, BUF, RB
24. T.Y. Hilton, IND, WR
25. Joe Mixon, CIN, RB
26. Jerick McKinnon, SF, RB
27. Mike Evans, TB, WR
28. Jordan Howard, CHI, RB
29. Alex Collins, BAL, RB
30. Zach Ertz, PHI, TE
31. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI, WR—He just keeps getting it done year after year. After a third straight season catching at least 100 passes and gaining over 1,000, he gets Sam Bradford as his quarterback. Bradford is extremely accurate on short routes, a Fitzgerald specialty.
32. Travis Kelce, KC, TE
33. Dion Lewis, TEN, RB
34. Aaron Rodgers, GB, QB
35. Stefon Diggs, MIN, WR
36. Amari Cooper, OAK, WR
37. Doug Baldwin, SEA, WR
38. Russell Wilson, SEA, QB
39. Royce Freeman, DEN, RB—I expect Freeman to be the main rusher for the the Broncos. They’ve used him on goal line situations in the preseason and he’s already scored in that role. The presence of Devontae Booker doesn’t make me shy away from the rookie.
40. Jay Ajayi, PHI, RB
41. Tyreek Hill, KC, WR
42. Cam Newton, CAR, QB
43. Demaryius Thomas, DEN, WR
44. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT, WR
45. Marvin Jones, DET, WR
46. Kenyan Drake, MIA, RB
47. Brandin Cooks, LAR, WR
48. Lamar Miller, HOU, RB
49. Marshawn Lynch, OAK, RB—I can see why he’s being drafted in the late fifth round of mocks, but he’s looked good in preseason and still put up decent numbers last year. He gained over 1,000 yards from scrimmage and scored seven times. That’s nice from likely your third running back.
50. Jarvis Landry, CLE, WR
51. Deshaun Watson, HOU, QB
52. Golden Tate, DET, WR
53. Allen Robinson, CHI, WR
54. Drew Brees, NO, QB
55. Rex Burkhead, NE, RB
56. Derrick Henry, TEN, RB
57. Evan Engram, NYG, TE
58. Alshon Jeffery, PHI, WR
59. Chris Carson, SEA, RB—Rashaad Penny was all the rage on draft day based on who drafted him. But he hasn’t asserted himself as the No. 1 rusher and is now dealing with a broken finger. Carson can be had in the eighth round and he looks like he’ll start the season as Seattle’s starter.
60. Josh Gordon, CLE, WR
61. Tevin Coleman, ATL, RB
62. Corey Davis, TEN, WR
63. Jimmy Graham, GB, TE
64. Kirk Cousins, MIN, QB
65. Mark Ingram, NO, RB
66. Robby Anderson, NYJ, WR
67. Sony Michel, NE, RB
68. Isaiah Crowell, NYJ, RB
69. Tom Brady, NE, QB
70. Greg Olsen, CAR, TE—In mocks he’s getting drafted at the 60th overall pick. I don’t see that as a value and he’s coming off an injury. The addition of D.J. Moore could take some targets away as well. Take Trey Burton in the eighth round instead of Olsen in the fifth.
71. Carson Wentz, PHI, QB
72. Cooper Kupp, LAR, WR
73. Emmanuel Sanders, DEN, WR
74. Kerryon Johnson, DET, RB
75. Robert Kelley, WAS, RB
76. Marquise Goodwin, SF, WR
77. Matthew Stafford, DET, QB
78. Rashaad Penny, SEA, RB
79. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT, QB—Big Ben is my 10th-ranked quarterback and has many weapons at his disposal. He’s got the best receiver in the game in Antonio Brown, a great sophomore wideout in JuJu Smith-Schuster, a talented rookie in James Washington and arguably the best pass-catching running back in the league.
80. Chris Hogan, NE, WR
81. Trey Burton, CHI, TE
82. Andrew Luck, IND, QB
83. Tarik Cohen, CHI, RB
84. Pierre Garcon, SF, WR
85. Sammy Watkins, KC, WR
86. Carlos Hyde, CLE, RB
87. Delanie Walker, TEN, TE
88. Allen Hurns, DAL, WR
89. Sterling Shepard, NYG, WR—I think Shepard is a great value as he’s being taken in the 10th round. Odell Beckham Jr. is back so Eli Manning will have three solid targets (Beckham Jr., Evan Engram, Shepard), four if you count Barkley. Shepard will be productive and a decent flex play if he stays healthy.
90. Michael Crabtree, BAL, WR
91. Duke Johnson, CLE, RB
92. Bilal Powell, NYJ, RB
93. Robert Woods, LAR, WR
94. Randall Cobb, GB, WR
95. Ty Montgomery, GB, RB
96. Marlon Mack, IND, RB
97. Jamison Crowder, WAS, WR
98. Nelson Agholor, PHI, WR
99. Philip Rivers, LAC, QB
100. Jamaal Williams, GB, RB
101. Kenny Stills, MIA, WR—Stills is another tremendous value (ADP in the 11th round) and could definitely end up as the best WR for the Dolphins. He’s had at least 726 yards and 6 TDs in each of the last two seasons. With Jarvis Landry in Cleveland now, there are a lot of targets unaccounted for.
102. Matt Ryan, ATL, QB
103. Jared Goff, LAR, QB
104. Kelvin Benjamin, BUF, WR
105. Kyle Rudolph, MIN, TE
106. Ricky Seals-Jones, ARI, TE
107. Peyton Barber, TB, RB
108. Jared Cook, OAK, TE
109. Dak Prescott, DAL, QB
110. Ronald Jones II, TB, RB—You may have noticed that three spots above this is Jones’ teammate Peyton Barber. Barber has the inside track so far and Jones hasn’t impressed yet. Jones is getting drafted in the sixth round which is way too high for a running back struggling with pass protection.
111. Chris Thompson, WAS, RB
112. Latavius Murray, MIN, RB
113. Marcus Mariota, TEN, QB
114. Jordan Reed, WAS, TE
115. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF, QB
116. Devin Funchess, CAR, WR
117. Will Fuller, HOU, WR
118. LeGarrette Blount, DET, RB
119. Corey Clement, PHI, RB
120. Patrick Mahomes, KC, QB—Mahomes has a huge arm which was displayed on his 69-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill in his second preseason game. He’ll be a great streaming option if he doesn’t prove to be a weekly fantasy starter for you. Also note that he can run the ball.
121. DeVante Parker, MIA, WR
122. Marqise Lee, JAC, WR
123. Rishard Matthews, TEN, WR
124. George Kittle, SF, TE
125. David Njoku, CLE, TE
126. Eli Manning, NYG, QB
127. James White, NE, RB
128. D.J. Moore, CAR, WR
129. Jordy Nelson, OAK, WR—He’s shaved five years off his age, if you’re to believe reports out of training camp. The 33-year-old isn’t playing with Aaron Rodgers anymore and he’ll be targeted behind Amari Cooper. Martavis Bryant could even take some deep targets away from Nelson.
130. Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC, DST
131. Alex Smith, WAS, QB
132. Derek Carr, OAK, QB
133. Minnesota Vikings, MIN, DST
134. Kenny Golladay, DET, WR
135. Frank Gore, MIA, RB
136. C.J. Anderson, CAR, RB
137. DeSean Jackson, TB, WR
138. Devontae Booker, DEN, RB
139. Los Angeles Rams, LAR, DST—I may have them ranked too low, at this point (make sure to stay up to date by checking the bottom of this page). They’ve added so much defensive talent in the offseason after having a great 2017.
140. O.J. Howard, TB, TE
141. Julian Edelman, NE, WR
142. Giovani Bernard, CIN, RB
143. Spencer Ware, KC, RB
144. Benjamin Watson, NO, TE
145. Philadelphia Eagles, PHI, DST
146. Tyrell Williams, LAC, WR
147. Donte Moncrief, JAC, WR
148. Matt Breida, SF, RB
149. Paul Richardson, WAS, WR
150. Los Angeles Chargers, LAC, DST
151. John Brown, BAL, WR—Don’t be afraid to take a shot on Brown late in your draft. He can fly and has looked healthy in the preseason. Beating out Michael Crabtree as the team’s top target isn’t out of the question.
152. Case Keenum, DEN, QB
153. T.J. Yeldon, JAC, RB
154. Josh Doctson, WAS, WR
155. New Orleans Saints, NO, DST
156. Calvin Ridley, ATL, WR
157. Dede Westbrook, JAC, WR
158. Tyrod Taylor, CLE, QB
159. Nick Chubb, CLE, RB
160. Tyler Eifert, CIN, TE
161. Mike Williams, LAC, WR—I’m high on him as a second-year player to become a productive fantasy receiver. He’s looked good in preseason and his size makes you see how he could be a great red zone target in the absence of Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry.
162. Mohamed Sanu, ATL, WR
163. Jordan Wilkins, IND, RB
164. Chris Godwin, TB, WR
165. Denver Broncos, DEN, DST
166. Justin Tucker, BAL, K
167. Charles Clay, BUF, TE
168. Theo Riddick, DET, RB
169. Eric Ebron, IND, TE
170. Stephen Gostkowski, NE, K
171. Nyheim Hines, IND, RB—He’s too small to be a feature back, but he can catch and that can prove valuable if the Colts need to score a lot due to a poor defense. I’m definitely a bigger fan of Jordan Wilkins, but taking Hines in the 10th round isn’t a bad move.
172. Matt Bryant, ATL, K
173. Jameis Winston, TB, QB
174. Houston Texans, HOU, DST
175. Sam Bradford, ARI, QB
176. Tyler Lockett, SEA, WR
177. Greg Zuerlein, LAR, K
178. Cameron Meredith, NO, WR
179. Darren Sproles, PHI, RB
180. Andy Dalton, CIN, QB—The Bengals should lean on Joe Mixon and A.J. Green to do most of the heavy lifting for this offense. Nothing tells me Dalton will improve too much on last year’s effort, though. The line could be better, but that may not translate to fantasy production for Dalton.
181. Wil Lutz, NO, K
182. Baltimore Ravens, BAL, DST
183. Carolina Panthers, CAR, DST
184. Jack Doyle, IND, TE
185. Jake Elliott, PHI, K
186. Ted Ginn, NO, WR
187. Arizona Cardinals, ARI, DST
188. Quincy Enunwa, NYJ, WR
189. Doug Martin, OAK, RB
190. Martavis Bryant, OAK, WR—It’s amazing the kind of talent you can find in late rounds of fantasy drafts. Bryant isn’t getting selected until the 14th round of mock drafts, but I wouldn’t mind taking a shot on him a round or two earlier. He’s just that good when he’s not being a knucklehead.
191. New England Patriots, NE, DST
192. Kenneth Dixon, BAL, RB
193. Austin Hooper, ATL, TE
194. Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT, DST
195. Cameron Brate, TB, TE
196. Aaron Jones, GB, RB
197. Luke Willson, DET, TE
198. Chris Boswell, PIT, K
199. John Ross, CIN, WR
200. Lamar Jackson, BAL, QB—He’s not the starter…yet. If Joe Flacco starts feeling the pressure he could start forcing matters, which likely won’t end well. If Jackson gets on the field, his running ability gives him value. Even if he doesn’t start, John Harbaugh has hinted that he’ll be on the field.
201. Atlanta Falcons, ATL, DST
202. Chicago Bears, CHI, DST
203. Matt Prater, DET, K
204. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, JAC, TE
205. Chris Ivory, BUF, RB
206. Jonathan Stewart, NYG, RB
207. C.J. Prosise, SEA, RB
208. Taywan Taylor, TEN, WR
209. D’Onta Foreman, HOU, RB
210. Jermaine Kearse, NYJ, WR
211. Vance McDonald, PIT, TE
212. Blake Bortles, JAC, QB
213. Cole Beasley, DAL, WR
214. Seattle Seahawks, SEA, DST
215. Mason Crosby, GB, K
216. Geronimo Allison, GB, WR
217. Dan Bailey, DAL, K
218. Ryan Grant, IND, WR
219. Harrison Butker, KC, K
220. Kansas City Chiefs, KC, DST
221. Terrance Williams, DAL, WR
222. Danny Amendola, MIA, WR
223. Charles Sims, TB, RB
224. Adam Vinatieri, IND, K
225. Albert Wilson, MIA, WR
226. Joe Flacco, BAL, QB
227. Elijah McGuire, NYJ, RB
228. Cincinnati Bengals, CIN, DST
229. Mike Wallace, PHI, WR
230. Michael Gallup, DAL, WR
231. Dante Pettis, SF, WR
232. Stephen Anderson, HOU, TE
233. Vernon Davis, WAS, TE
234. Hayden Hurst, BAL, TE
235. New York Giants, NYG, DST
236. Ryan Tannehill, MIA, QB
237. Anthony Miller, CHI, WR
238. Christian Kirk, ARI, WR
239. Green Bay Packers, GB, DST
240. Chad Williams, ARI, WR
241. Mitch Trubisky, CHI, QB
242. Austin Ekeler, LAC, RB
243. John Kelly, LAR, RB
244. Brandon Marshall, SEA, WR
245. Terrelle Pryor, NYJ, WR
246. Keelan Cole, JAC, WR
247. Corey Grant, JAC, RB
248. Josh Rosen, ARI, QB
249. James Conner, PIT, RB
250. Alfred Morris, SF, RB

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NFL Playoff Challenge fantasy football rankings: Super Bowl LII

It’s all come down to this. The Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots are the last teams standing and one of them will be crowned the Super Bowl LII champions on Sunday.

If you’re playing in the NFL.com’s Playoff Challenge, you’ve got one more lineup to set. There are couple of things to consider in this type of competition which I’ll cover as we get to each position.

Here are my rankings for the final game of the season.

Quarterbacks

This is a pretty standard call. If you’ve started Tom Brady since the beginning of the competition, you’ll want to cash in on his quadruple bonus. However, I could see a scenario where you’re close to the top of your group’s standings after starting Nick Foles in the conference championship. If that’s the case you can get double points starting him in the Super Bowl. That’s if you think he’ll stay hot.

1. Tom Brady, Patriots
2. Nick Foles, Eagles

Running backs

I think the Patriots will win it all, and Dion Lewis will have a big role. He lost some touches due to a fumble in the AFC championship, but his skills will make up for that. James White was a huge part of New England’s Super Bowl win last season. He could be a big factor again, which is why I have him ranked second. In either case, the running backs for the Patriots will have to get most of their points through the air against the tough Eagles run defense. The highest ranked Eagle for me is LeGarrette Blount. While Jay Ajayi is the better overall back, I think a touchdown for Blount is more likely if they get down near the goal line.

1. Dion Lewis, Patriots
2. James White, Patriots
3. LeGarrette Blount, Eagles
4. Jay Ajayi, Eagles
5. Rex Burkhead, Patriots
6. Corey Clement, Eagles

Wide receivers

I have Alshon Jeffery ahead of Brandin Cooks because he’s been hot recently. He’s a big target in the red zone. Jeffery’s quarterback is coming off his best playoff game. With Tom Brady having a lot of options, including Rob Gronkowski, it’s likely Jeffery is the highest scoring wideout in the game. The Patriots wide receivers that could lead in fantasy points are Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola. Cooks is more talented, but Amendola has been solid for Brady.

1. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles
2. Brandin Cooks, Patriots
3. Danny Amendola, Patriots
4. Nelson Agholor, Eagles
5. Chris Hogan, Patriots
6. Torrey Smith, Eagles
7. Mack Hollins, Eagles
8. Phillip Dorsett, Patriots
9. Kenny Britt, Patriots

Tight ends

It’s a no-brainer starting Gronkowski, if he’s fully recovered from the concussion he suffered in the conference championship game. Of course, Zach Ertz has been good, but it’s not likely you’ve sat Gronk so far this postseason. You’ll need that multiplier to work in your favor.

1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
2. Zach Ertz, Eagles
3. Trey Burton, Eagles
4. Dwayne Allen, Patriots
5. Brent Celek, Eagles
6. Jacob Hollister, Patriots

Defense/Special teams

Nick Foles has played well in stretches and his 27 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in 2013 was no fluke. That said, the Patriots have had two weeks to prepare for the quarterback who has also played poorly in stretches. Odds of the Patriots winning and of Foles turning the ball over have me picking the Patriots to score more fantasy points on defense.

1. Patriots
2. Eagles

Kickers

I’m not expecting a blowout, but I think the Patriots can hold the Eagles out of the end zone more often than not. That would give Jake Elliott more opportunities to kick field goals.

1. Jake Elliott, Eagles
2. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots

DFS fantasy football rankings: conference championships

There are just two more games remaining in the NFL playoffs, so that’s just two more opportunities to play fantasy football. Here are my DFS fantasy football rankings for the conference championships. There’s not much difference between these and my NFL Playoff Challenge fantasy rankings with the season so close to an end. But there are a few differences and more options ranked here.

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NFL playoff fantasy football rankings: conference championships

It’s starting to get serious if you’re playing NFL.com’s Playoff Challenge. The players you started in the first round are now due to earn triple points if you’ve kept them in your lineup this whole time. Last week I suggested you start a few top-scoring Saints and Titans, but with the caveat that it would possibly be the end of the line for them. It was indeed the end of the line for the Saints, and in unbelievable fashion.

Here’s a look at my rankings for the conference championships.

Quarterbacks

The Patriots have just been cruising along this whole time, having all the breaks go their way. Now they take on an upstart Jaguars team that needs their defense to score points in order for them to win. If Brady can’t be productive against the Jags’ pass defense, it might be time to start thinking his skills are falling off. I don’t think that happens. If you started him in the first week of the playoffs, you’ll get to multiply this week’s points by three. A lot of people started Drew Brees to begin the Playoff Challenge, but with him no longer available, they should look to Case Keenum, who is favored to make the Super Bowl.

1. Tom Brady, Patriots
2. Case Keenum, Vikings
3. Blake Bortles, Jaguars
4. Nick Foles, Eagles

Running backs

Dion Lewis did it all last weekend, though James White was the running back that scored twice. Lewis is a safer play that can pay off big if he ends up getting in the end zone. He had 24 touches for 141 yards from scrimmage while White had just eight touches, though he scored twice. Someone that I think will have to score in order for his team to advance is Jay Ajayi. He had 19 touches and 98 yards from scrimmage, but things should be tough against the Vikings. For the Vikings, I think Latavius Murray continues to take a big share of carries, especially if Minnesota controls the game.

1. Dion Lewis, Patriots
2. Jay Ajayi, Eagles
3. Latavius Murray, Vikings
4. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
5. James White, Patriots
6. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars
7. Jerick McKinnon, Vikings
8. Rex Burkhead, Patriots
9. LeGarrette Blount, Eagles
10. Corey Clement, Eagles
11. Chris Ivory, Jaguars
12. Corey Grant, Jaguars
13. Tommy Bohanon, Jaguars

Wide receivers

Stefon Diggs was the big hero last Sunday, but a big chunk of his numbers came on the winning play. The numbers still count, obviously, but Adam Thielen has been the more consistent receiver for the Vikings. I don’t have Diggs far behind Thielen, though. Brandin Cooks is my third-best receiver this week as I expect the Patriots to find a way to get by the Jags’ defense. Jacksonville, though stout on D, has had some high-scoring affairs this season and they just gave up 42 points to the Steelers.

1. Adam Thielen, Vikings
2. Stefon Diggs, Vikings
3. Brandin Cooks, Patriots
4. Danny Amendola, Patriots
5. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles
6. Chris Hogan, Patriots
7. Marqise Lee, Jaguars
8. Nelson Agholor, Eagles
9. Keelan Cole, Jaguars
10. Jarius Wright, Vikings
11. Allen Hurns, Jaguars
12. Torrey Smith, Eagles
13. Dede Westbrook, Jaguars
14. Laquon Treadwell, Vikings
15. Kenny Britt, Patriots
16. Phillip Dorsett, Patriots

Tight ends

Rob Gronkowski was the easiest call in terms of starting a tight end for the Playoff Challenge. Owners will get rewarded with triple points this week. I’ve got Kyle Rudolph ranked second since he and the Vikings are favored to make the Super Bowl. He had five catches, but just 28 yards in the win over the Saints. Zach Ertz had a disappointing game last weekend, catching three passes for 32 yards. I have him behind Rudolph because I think his season ends in a loss to the Vikings. Of course, if you have a multiplier in play for Ertz, you might want to start him over Rudolph.

1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
2. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
3. Zach Ertz, Eagles
4. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars
5. Trey Burton, Eagles
6. Dwayne Allen, Patriots
7. Brent Celek, Eagles
8. James O’Shaughnessy, Jaguars

Defense/Special teams

These picks are pretty straight forward. I think the Patriots, who are favored by more than a touchdown, won’t have much trouble against the Jaguars. I’ve ranked the Vikings second since I think they move on.

1. Patriots
2. Vikings
3. Eagles
4. Jaguars

Kickers

If you pick either one of the top two kickers, you’re likely to have a multiplier in play during the Super Bowl.

1. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
2. Kai Forbath, Vikings
3. Jake Elliott, Eagles
4. Josh Lambo, Jaguars

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NFL playoff fantasy football rankings: divisional round

If you’re playing NFL.com’s fantasy football Playoff Challenge it’s time to set your lineup for the divisional round of the playoffs. Last week we saw big games from Drew Brees, Michael Thomas and Derrick Henry. If they were in your lineup, you might want to roll with them again for double the points. You’ll be rooting for their teams to win as their points would triple during the conference championships if you start them again. Whether they advance, however, is highly in doubt. The Titans are big underdogs against the Patriots in Foxboro and the Saints will have a tough time advancing past the Vikings in Minnesota.

Here are my rankings for the divisional round.

Quarterbacks

I’ve got Brady at the top of my list since his points double this week if you started him during the bye last week. All he has to do is have an average game and you’ll get caught up with any points you missed out on last week in the Playoff Challenge. You’ll also have his points tripled next week if the Pats win and you keep him in the lineup. I think the Falcons make their way back to the NFC championship with a win over the Eagles this weekend. That’s why I’ve got Matt Ryan ranked second. Brees might not make it past the Vikings this week, but if you started him last week you can have his points doubled this week.

1. Tom Brady, Patriots
2. Matt Ryan, Falcons
3. Drew Brees, Saints
4. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
5. Case Keenum, Vikings
6. Blake Bortles, Jaguars
7. Nick Foles, Eagles
8. Marcus Mariota, Titans

Running backs

I’ve got Le’Veon Bell at the top for the same reason I have Brady at the top of the QB position. Though the Steelers face a tough Jaguars defense, his versatility is a big value. Though Pittsburgh lost 30-9 to the Jaguars this year, it was early in the season and Roethlisberger had a nightmare game. Bell rushed for just 3.1 yards per carry, but only had 15 attempts. He also caught 10 passes in that game. Dion Lewis is another versatile back who I think has a productive day against the Titans this weekend. The Patriots should be able to do whatever they want against Tennessee. The Falcons may not have such an easy time against the Eagles, but I think Devonta Freeman logs a good performance. He’s my third-ranked running back as I see the Falcons getting by the Eagles.

1. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
2. Dion Lewis, Patriots
3. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
4. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
5. Alvin Kamara, Saints
6. Latavius Murray, Vikings
7. Mark Ingram, Saints
8. Derrick Henry, Titans
9. Tevin Coleman, Falcons
10. Jay Ajayi, Eagles
11. Rex Burkhead, Patriots
12. James White, Patriots
13. Jerick McKinnon, Vikings
14. LeGarrette Blount, Eagles
15. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars
16. Stevan Ridley, Steelers
17. Corey Clement, Eagles
18. Chris Ivory, Jaguars
19. Zach Line, Saints
20. Corey Grant, Jaguars

Wide receivers

With the Falcons favored to win, I believe that Julio Jones has a big day against the Eagles. He had a solid performance against a good Rams defense last week. The Eagles have a tough defensive front, but the Falcons have protected their quarterback well this season. Antonio Brown will return to the field and I think he has to have a big game to advance over the Jaguars. I’m confident he can do it to avenge the loss the Steelers suffered early in the season. I’ve got Adam Thielen ranked third this week, thinking the Vikings will edge out the Saints. The last time he faced New Orleans he had nine catches for 157 yards.

1. Julio Jones, Falcons
2. Antonio Brown, Steelers
3. Adam Thielen, Vikings
4. Michael Thomas, Saints
5. Brandin Cooks, Patriots
6. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles
7. Stefon Diggs, Vikings
8. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons
9. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
10. Ted Ginn, Saints
11. Rishard Matthews, Titans
12. Chris Hogan, Patriots
13. Nelson Agholor, Eagles
14. Martavis Bryant, Steelers
15. Dede Westbrook, Jaguars
16. Eric Decker, Titans
17. Keelan Cole, Jaguars
18. Danny Amendola, Patriots
19. Brandon Coleman, Saints
20. Corey Davis, Titans

Tight ends

I’m banking on Rob Gronkowski having a big day in the Patriots’ first playoff game. He missed last postseason due to injury so he’ll be itching to get going. Having him in your lineup last week felt like a must, given that the Patriots are favored to win the Super Bowl. Given that they’re likely to advance, you’re looking at triple points in the conference championship. I have Zach Ertz ranked second as he’ll look to solidify his connection with Nick Foles. Not counting the meaningless game against the Cowboys, the two have connected on 15 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown in two games. They’ve had an extra week of reps as well. In that same game, I think Austin Hooper has a solid outing as the Eagles tend to give up double digits in fantasy points to tight ends.

1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
2. Zach Ertz, Eagles
3. Austin Hooper, Falcons
4. Delanie Walker, Titans
5. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
6. Jesse James, Steelers
7. Josh Hill, Saints
8. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars
9. Vance McDonald, Steelers
10. Dwayne Allen, Patriots
11. Trey Burton, Eagles
12. Levine Toilolo, Falcons

Defense/Special teams

The Patriots defense has gotten better as the season has gone along. I’ve got them ranked first as they face a Titans team that somehow managed to get past the Chiefs in the wild-card round. I think the Steelers get some revenge on the Jaguars who struggle with the forward pass. Blake Bortles rushed for more yards than he threw last week. That’s not a good thing. The Vikings are third in my rankings because they’re great, but the Saints are hot.

1. Patriots
2. Steelers
3. Vikings
4. Falcons
5. Jaguars
6. Eagles
7. Saints
8. Titans

Kickers

Matt Bryant has been good all year and I think he and the Falcons put up some points on the Eagles. Stephen Gostkowski is second in this list since the Patriots should handle the Titans pretty easily. Wil Lutz will likely have to kick a few field goals as the Saints should move the ball, but struggle to get in the end zone against the Vikings.

1. Matt Bryant, Falcons
2. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
3. Wil Lutz, Saints
4. Kai Forbath, Vikings
5. Chris Boswell, Steelers
6. Caleb Sturgis, Eagles
7. Josh Lambo, Jaguars
8. Ryan Succop, Titans

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Updated Week 7 Fantasy Football rankings

Week 7 starts today and there have been a few injury updates ahead of the action. Leonard Fournette isn’t expected to play, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. I moved Fournette down on my rankings, but make sure there’s not a game time surprise before you sit him. Here are the rest of my updated Week 7 fantasy football rankings by position.

RELATED: Fantasy football: Who to start — and sit — in Week 7

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Updated Fantasy Football Rankings: Standard and PPR

Here are the updated standard and point-per-reception rankings for the 2017 fantasy football season. Click on the different positions to get rankings by position. Toggle between STD and PPR to get standard and PPR rankings.

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NFL playoff fantasy football rankings: Conference Championships

If you’re playing NFL.com’s fantasy football challenge get ready to set your lineups for the Conference Championship rounds. If you started Aaron Rodgers two weeks in a row, you were rewarded with a win against the Cowboys, which means his points will triple in the NFC Championship. Here’s a look at how the other skill players stack up.

Quarterbacks

After Rodgers, you really have to just go with who you think will make the Super Bowl so you can multiply their points in that game. Tom Brady is the odds on favorite to advance.

1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
2. Tom Brady, Patriots
3. Matt Ryan, Falcons
4. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

Running backs

Le’Veon Bell can score triple points this week if you started him in the previous two rounds. The Patriots went away from LeGarrette Blount as Bill Belichick used the dynamic Dion Lewis a lot more effectively.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) runs against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

1. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
2. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
3. Dion Lewis, Patriots
4. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots
5. Tevin Coleman, Falcons
6. Ty Montgomery, Packers
7. James White, Patriots
8. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers
9. Aaron Ripkowski, Packers
10. Christine Michael, Packers

Wide receivers

Antonio Brown has to start since you probably had him going the previous two weeks. Julio Jones could have an amazing game given the Packers secondary isn’t very good. Speaking of the Packers, I’m not sure Jordy Nelson has an impact even if he does play. When breathing is a chore with the kind of injury he has, it’s not likely he’ll have a good game if he plays.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) scores on a 7-yard touchdown catch against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) scores on a 7-yard touchdown catch against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

1. Antonio Brown, Steelers
2. Julio Jones, Falcons
3. Julian Edelman, Patriots
4. Randall Cobb, Packers
5. Davante Adams, Packers
6. Malcolm Mitchell, Patriots
7. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons
8. Eli Rogers, Steelers
9. Michael Floyd, Patriots
10. Geronimo Allison, Packers
11. Taylor Gabriel, Falcons
12. Chris Hogan, Patriots
13. Cobi Hamilton, Steelers
14. Jordy Nelson, Packers

Tight ends

Jared Cook has been great in the postseason, but if you started Martellus Bennett last week you might as well bank on his double points.

1. Martellus Bennett, Patriots
2. Jared Cook, Packers
3. Austin Hooper, Falcons
4. Jesse James, Steelers

Kickers

As I predicted last week, Chris Boswell will be able to start multiple weeks for you after the Steelers upset the Chiefs. Gostkowski is at the top of the list since you’ll be able to double his points when he plays in the Super Bowl, which I’m expecting.

1. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
2. Chris Boswell, Steelers
3. Matt Bryant, Falcons
4. Mason Crosby, Packers

Defense/special teams

At this point, this is basically a prediction of who you think will last another game so you can double their points during the Super Bowl.

1. Patriots
2. Falcons
3. Steelers
4. Packers

Fantasy football position rankings

Here’s a look at my position rankings for the upcoming fantasy football season. For quarterbacks I’ve listed two deep for a 12-team league. I’ve listed three deep on running backs for a 12-team league and four deep for wide receivers. I’ve also listed the top 12 tight ends and defense/special teams.

Quarterbacks

1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers–I’m expecting Rodgers to put up better numbers with the return of Jordy Nelson.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers launches a pass during the final seconds of the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 26-20 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers launches a pass during the final seconds of the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 26-20 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2. Cam Newton, Panthers
3. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
4. Andrew Luck, Colts
5. Drew Brees, Saints
6. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
7. Carson Palmer, Cardinals
8. Blake Bortles, Jaguars
9. Eli Manning, Giants
10. Tom Brady, Patriots
11. Philip Rivers, Chargers
12. Derek Carr, Raiders
13. Tony Romo, Cowboys
14. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets
15. Tyrod Taylor, Bills
16. Kirk Cousins, Redskins
17. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers
18. Matthew Stafford, Lions
19. Andy Dalton, Bengals
20. Marcus Mariota, Titans
21. Matt Ryan, Falcons
22. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins
23. Alex Smith, Chiefs
24. Jay Cutler, Bears

Running backs

1. David Johnson, Cardinals–I’m higher on him than most fantasy experts. He can do it all and I expect him to produce better than Todd Gurley, who is a one-man show in Los Angeles, and Adrian Peterson, who is over 30 years old now.

David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals runs the ball in for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals runs the ball in for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

2. Todd Gurley, Rams
3. Adrian Peterson, Vikings
4. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
5. Lamar Miller, Texans
6. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
7. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
8. Mark Ingram, Saints
9. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
10. Doug Martin, Buccaneers
11. Eddie Lacy, Packers
12. LeSean McCoy, Bills
13. Latavius Murray, Raiders
14. C.J. Anderson, Broncos
15. Thomas Rawls, Seahawks
16. Carlos Hyde, 49ers
17. Matt Forte, Jets
18. DeMarco Murray, Titans
19. Jeremy Hill, Bengals
20. Dion Lewis, Patriots
21. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers
22. Ryan Mathews, Eagles
23. Matt Jones, Redskins
24. Frank Gore, Colts
25. Gio Bernard, Bengals
26. Melvin Gordon, Chargers
27. Jeremy Langford, Bears
28. Duke Johnson, Browns
29. Ameer Abdullah, Lions
30. Arian Foster, Dolphins
31. Rashad Jennings, Giants
32. Danny Woodhead, Chargers
33. Chris Ivory, Jaguars
34. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars
35. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers
36. Charles Sims, Buccaneers

Wide receivers

1. Antonio Brown, Steelers–Brown might prove to be even more productive with Martavis Bryant suspended for the whole season. The Steelers could lean on Brown all season long.

Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburg Steelers runs with the ball against the Cincinnati Benglas at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburg Steelers runs with the ball against the Cincinnati Benglas at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

2. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants
3. Julio Jones, Falcons
4. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
5. A.J. Green, Bengals
6. Dez Bryant, Cowboys
7. Allen Robinson, Jaguars
8. Jordy Nelson, Packers
9. Brandon Marshall, Jets
10. Mike Evans, Buccaneers
11. Alshon Jeffery, Bears
12. Keenan Allen, Chargers
13. Brandin Cooks, Saints
14. Amari Cooper, Raiders
15. Sammy Watkins, Bills
16. T.Y. Hilton, Colts
17. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos
18. Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs
19. Randall Cobb, Packers
20. Eric Decker, Jets
21. Julian Edelman, Patriots
22. Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers
23. Golden Tate, Lions
24. Michael Floyd, Cardinals
25. Jarvis Landry, Dolphins
26. Donte Moncrief, Colts
27. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks
28. John Brown, Cardinals
29. Jordan Matthews, Eagles
30. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
31. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos
32. Allen Hurns, Jaguars
33. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
34. Devante Parker, Dolphins
35. DeSean Jackson, Redskins
36. Michael Crabtree, Raiders
37. Marvin Jones, Lions
38. Sterling Shepard, Giants
39. Josh Gordon, Browns
40. Kevin White, Bears
41. Corey Coleman, Browns
42. Willie Snead, Saints
43. Stefon Diggs, Vikings
44. Torrey Smith, 49ers
45. Tavon Austin, Rams
46. Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers
47. Travis Benjamin, Chargers
48. Laquon Treadwell, Vikings

Tight ends

1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots–There’s not much to say about Gronk that hasn’t been said. It’ll be interesting to see how he adjusts to a different quarterback in the first four weeks. He’s still at the top of his position.

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots watches during pre game drills before a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots watches during pre game drills before a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

2. Jordan Reed, Redskins
3. Greg Olsen, Panthers
4. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
5. Delanie Walker, Titans
6. Coby Fleener, Saints
7. Tyler Eifert, Bengals
8. Gary Barnidge, Browns
9. Julius Thomas, Jaguars
10. Zach Ertz, Eagles
11. Antonio Gates, Chargers
12. Ladarius Green, Steelers

Def/ST

1. Broncos
2. Seahawks
3. Cardinals
4. Panthers
5. Texans
6. Vikings
7. Rams
8. Chiefs
9. Patriots
10. Bengals
11. Jets
12. Bills

Fantasy football top 100 overall players

There’s not much time left before millions of football fans are huddled in a room with a few of their friends (and enemies) drafting the 2016 edition of their fantasy football team. No matter what kind of league you’re in, a just-for-fun league or a serious money league, you’ll need a cheat sheet. Here’s what we’re offering up at the Statesman. So without further ado, here are the top 100 fantasy football players in standard leagues for 2016.

Top 100 overall

1. Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers
2. David Johnson, RB, Cardinals
3. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants

4. Todd Gurley, RB, Rams–You may be surprised to see he’s not the first running back on this list. The offense of Los Angeles just can’t be trusted at this point. What saves Gurley from dropping further for me is the fact that his defense should keep the Rams in games, thus not abandoning the running game.

Running back Todd Gurley #30 of the St. Louis Rams rushes against free safety Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 23-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Running back Todd Gurley #30 of the St. Louis Rams rushes against free safety Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 23-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

5. Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings
6. Julio Jones, WR, Falcons
7. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans
8. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys
9. A.J. Green, WR, Bengals
10. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
11. Lamar Miller, RB, Texans
12. Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys
13. Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs
14. Allen Robinson, WR, Jaguars
15. Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers
16. Brandon Marshall, WR, Jets

17. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Steelers–Missing the first four games of the season drops him to the middle of the second round. If you take him here, don’t try to take DeAngelo Williams until the seventh round at the earliest.

Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball during the 2nd half of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Heinz Field on October 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Le’Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball during the 2nd half of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Heinz Field on October 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

18. Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers
19. Mark Ingram, RB, Saints
20. Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons
21. Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers
22. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears

23. Eddie Lacy, RB, Packers–He looked pretty good in his first preseason game. He’s lost some weight and is a good candidate to rebound from a so-so year. A healthy passing game helps him out as well.

Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball for 61-yards in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball for 61-yards in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

24. Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers
25. LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills
26. Brandin Cooks, WR, Saints
27. Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders
28. Sammy Watkins, WR, Bills
29. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts
30. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Broncos
31. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
32. Cam Newton, QB, Panthers
33. Latavius Murray, RB, Raiders

34. Jeremy Maclin, WR, Chiefs–He doesn’t have an elite quarterback, but he had at least five catches in nine games last season. His consistency could be useful if you have a higher upside player as his counterpart.

Jeremy Maclin #19 of the Kansas City Chiefs bobbles the ball at Arrowhead Stadium during the third quarter of the game agains the Cleveland Browns on December 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Jeremy Maclin #19 of the Kansas City Chiefs bobbles the ball at Arrowhead Stadium during the third quarter of the game agains the Cleveland Browns on December 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

35. C.J. Anderson, RB, Broncos
36. Randall Cobb, WR, Packers
37. Thomas Rawls, RB, Seahawks
38. Carlos Hyde, RB, 49ers
39. Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks
40. Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins
41. Matt Forte, RB, Jets
42. Andrew Luck, QB, Colts
43. Eric Decker, WR, Jets
44. Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers

45. DeMarco Murray, RB, Titans–I have him a little higher than most, but you might be able to get away with picking him in the sixth or seventh round. He’s the no. 1 back in Tennessee, despite the presence of rookie Derrick Henry.

Darrell Stuckey #25 of the San Diego Chargers pursues DeMarco Murray #29 of the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Darrell Stuckey #25 of the San Diego Chargers pursues DeMarco Murray #29 of the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

46. Jeremy Hill, RB, Bengals
47. Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots
48. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Panthers
49. Golden Tate, WR, Lions
50. Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals
51. Jarvis Landry, WR, Dolphins
52. Drew Brees, QB, Saints
53. Dion Lewis, RB, Patriots

54. Donte Moncrief, WR, Colts–If you can snag this receiver as your WR3, you should be excited about his potential. He’ll likely be the second receiving option behind Hilton and he’s entering his third year playing with Luck.

Donte Moncrief #10 of the Indianapolis Colts catches a touchdown pass during the game against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Donte Moncrief #10 of the Indianapolis Colts catches a touchdown pass during the game against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

55. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers
56. Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks
57. John Brown, WR, Cardinals
58. Ryan Mathews, RB, Chargers
59. Matt Jones, RB, Redskins
60. Jordan Matthews, WR, Eagles
61. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals
62. Frank Gore, RB, Colts
63. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers
64. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs
65. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Broncos

66. Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals–Age and health are the biggest concerns for Palmer, but all the weapons available to him could make him a quality pick this late in the draft.

Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up prior to a pre-season game against the Oakland Raiders at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up prior to a pre-season game against the Oakland Raiders at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

67. Gio Bernard, RB, Bengals
68. Allen Hurns, WR, Jaguars
69. Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers
70. Delanie Walker, TE, Titans
71. Jeremy Langford, RB, Bears
72. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks

73. Blake Bortles, QB, Jaguars–Did you know Bortles ended last season as a top-5 fantasy quarterback? Well, if he could clean up his turnovers he could do it again. He has great talent and wide receiver and tight end.

Quarterback Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts a pass against the New York Jets during the first quarter of an NFL preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Jaguars 17-13. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Quarterback Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts a pass against the New York Jets during the first quarter of an NFL preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Jaguars 17-13. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

74. Devante Parker, WR, Dolphins
75. DeSean Jackson, WR, Redskins
76. Duke Johnson, RB, Browns
77. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Lions
78. Coby Fleener, TE, Saints
79. Arian Foster, RB, Dolphins
80. Eli Manning, QB, Giants
81. Rashad Jennings, RB, Giants
82. Michael Crabtree, WR, Raiders
83. Danny Woodhead, RB, Chargers

84. Marvin Jones, WR, Lions–Calvin Johnson isn’t suiting up for the Lions anymore and I don’t think Golden Tate will be able to fill that role alone. Jones played with A.J. Green last season but still managed to catch at least five passes in seven games.

85. Chris Ivory, RB, Jaguars
86. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
87. Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals
88. Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers
89. T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jaguars
90. Gary Barnidge, TE, Browns
91. Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants
92. Josh Gordon, WR, Browns
93. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Steelers
94. Kevin White, WR, Bears
95. Julius Thomas, TE, Jaguars
96. Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles
97. Corey Coleman, WR, Browns
98. Willie Snead, WR, Saints
99. Charles Sims, RB, Buccaneers

100. Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers–At 45 years old, Gates is still nearly a top-10 tight end. He had 630 yards and five touchdowns last season, despite missing five games overall. (Just kidding, he’s actually 36.)