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Hartitz: Top 300 Fantasy Football Rankings

Happy draft season everyone! What follows are my top-300 rankings for PPR formats. Great day to be great.

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (RB1)

CMC averaged a full 6 points more than the next-highest-scoring skill-position player in 2019 PPR leagues and now has a QB known for his willingness to check down.

2. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (RB2)

2018’s overall RB1 is second only to McCaffrey in PPR scoring per game over the past two seasons. Barkley is probably the single best player in the league with the ball in their hands.

3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (RB3)

The RB3, RB3, RB6 and RB5 in PPR points per game from 2016-2019 has room for target growth thanks to the departure of Jason Witten. Zeke remains the engine of arguably the NFC’s best offense.

4. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (RB4)

An ankle injury slowed down Kamara greatly in 2019… and he still finished as the PPR RB9. Only McCaffrey has a higher target floor among all RBs.

5. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs (RB5)

Patrick Mahomes‘ preferred pick, Andy Reid has already compared his new rookie RB to former Eagles great Brian Westbrook. CEH is the only player in SEC history with 1,000 rushing yards and 50 receptions in a single season, and he’s set up for a three-down role from Day 1.

6. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings (RB6)

Holdout potential is concerning, but the new CBA makes the prospect less likely for the Vikings’ bell-cow RB. OC Gary Kubiak’s starting RB has always been a fantasy cheat code.

7. Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals (RB7)

Posted snap rates of 84%, 64%, 90%, 79%, 66%, 75%, 81% and 96% upon joining the Cardinals, working as the PPR RB4 along the way. No remaining backs have a clearer path to a true three-down role.

8. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (RB8)

Last season's triple-crown rushing leader enters virtually the same situation in 2020 and should be the favorite to lead the league in rush attempts. Game-script concerns are overblown; Henry had at least 16 touches in every game last season.

9. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (WR1)

Averaged 3.7 PPR points per game more than the next-closest WR in 2019; Thomas is locked in as an alpha target-hog WR1 who could feasibly receive a season-long target total that starts with a 2.

10. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (RB9)

Chubb averaged 19.2 carries and four targets per game in Weeks 1-9 without Kareem Hunt (PPR RB6) before going for 18 carries and 2.1 targets per game in Weeks 10-17 with Hunt (PPR RB15). The floor is high; the ceiling is the roof.

11. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (RB10)

The PPR RB10 and RB13 in 2018 and 2019, Mixon will benefit from the presence of both Joe Burrow and OT Jonah Williams. Unfortunately, Giovani Bernard (40% snaps in 2019) isn’t likely to take a full backseat to Mixon (59%), particularly on pass downs.

12. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers (RB11)

Has played 65%, 68%, 72%, 74%, 75%, 78% and 95% snaps in seven career games without Melvin Gordon. The loss of Philip Rivers hurts, but this is still a proven, talented back with anyone’s idea of a three-down role.

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