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Silva's Non-PPR Top 150

Thursday, August 24, 2017


This will likely be the only set of non-PPR rankings I publish before the season, but the 2017 Rotoworld Fantasy Football Draft Guide offers constantly updated rankings in all scoring formats with statistical projections and tiers from Rich Hribar. It is a comprehensive resource to get yourself up to speed on fantasy stats, facts, and notes, and decide before your draft who you’ll be targeting and avoiding.

 


Because non-PPR leagues are so driven by fickle touchdowns, these rankings favor players with strong touchdown-scoring resumes and/or avenues toward experiencing 2017 touchdown-scoring spikes.

1. David Johnson (RB1) – Johnson has scored 25 all-purpose touchdowns in 21 career starts.
2. Le’Veon Bell (RB2) – Le’Veon has scored 15 all-purpose touchdowns over his last 21 starts.
3. Antonio Brown (WR1) – Double-digit TDs 3 straight years with WR1, WR1, WR3 finishes.
4. Melvin Gordon (RB3) – Workhorse in good offense. 3rd in NFL in RZ carries (50) last season.
5. Julio Jones (WR2) – Top-10 WR in 4 of last 5 years. New OC vows to increase Julio’s RZ targets.
6. Odell Beckham (WR3) – Moved down two slots after high ankle sprain in 2nd preseason game.
7. Jordy Nelson (WR4) – We can worry about his age, but he’s still Aaron Rodgers’ No. 1 receiver.
8. Mike Evans (WR5) – Including college, has scored 12 TDs in 3 of last 4 football-playing seasons.
9. A.J. Green (WR6) – Double-digit TDs in 3 of last 5 seasons. WR1 overall before injury last year.
10. Michael Thomas (WR7) – Last year’s non-PPR WR9 should ascend further post-Brandin Cooks.
11. LeSean McCoy (RB4) – Getting cold feet with Bills prioritizing building for future over present.
12. DeMarco Murray (RB5) – Last year’s overall RB4 has elite line play & dual-threat quarterback.
13. Devonta Freeman (RB6) – Tied for 3rd in NFL in RZ carries & led Falcons in RZ targets in 2016.
14. Rob Gronkowski (TE1) – One of small handful of players with 15+ TDs in range of outcomes.
15. Dez Bryant (WR8) – Cowboys will be throwing more this year. NFL’s premier TD-scoring WR.
16. Jay Ajayi (RB7) – Missed 2+ weeks of camp with concussion. Concerning interior OL situation.
17. Todd Gurley (RB8) – Confidence level rising with Rams showing some preseason promise.
18. Jordan Howard (RB9) – Risky second-round pick on bad team with uncertain pass-game usage.
19. Doug Baldwin (WR9) – Including playoffs, has scored 22 touchdowns over his last 28 games.
20. Isaiah Crowell (RB10) – High-floor running back pick with questionable ceiling on the Browns.
21. Leonard Fournette (RB11) – Big bellcow potential. Has battled foot injuries for a full year now.
22. Amari Cooper (WR10) – Safe bet for WR2 production at worst with 3rd-year leap possibilities.
23. T.Y. Hilton (WR11) – Andrew Luck’s health a big concern. If no Luck, falls to fringe WR3 play.
24. Larry Fitzgerald (WR12) – So grossly undervalued you can get him 4th/5th round every time.
25. Demaryius Thomas (WR13) – One of this year’s highest-floor WRs. Bubble screens are back.
26. Terrelle Pryor (WR14) – Top-5 overall WR ceiling in Redskins’ hyper-efficient passing offense.
27. Brandin Cooks (WR15) – By all accounts, ripping up camp. High ceiling if he clicks with Brady.
28. Dalvin Cook (RB12) – True every-down RB this preseason. 4th-softest run-defense schedule.
29. Lamar Miller (RB13) – Disappointed in 2016 bellcow role. Texans want to scale back his volume.
30. Mark Ingram (RB14) – The RB9 in non-PPR per-game scoring in ’15. Last year’s overall RB10.
31. Carlos Hyde (RB15) – Has run away with 49ers RB job. Contract year in Shanahan’s scheme.
32. Marshawn Lynch (RB16) – Littered with red flags but TD upside hard to ignore in non-PPR.
33. Allen Robinson (WR16) – Led NFL in TD catches (14) in ’15. In contract year after rough ’16.
34. Alshon Jeffery (WR17) – Jordan Matthews deal helps, locking in Alshon as clear top target.
35. Martavis Bryant (WR18) – On track for full reinstatement. Has 16 TDs in 23 career games.
36. Keenan Allen (WR19) – Snake-bitten WR has 116/1,217/8 receiving line over last 16 games.
37. DeAndre Hopkins (WR20) – Has 7 TDs over his last 25 games with continued QB concerns.
38. Aaron Rodgers (QB1) – The overall QB1 scorer in 4 of last 8 years. Added Martellus Bennett.
39. Ezekiel Elliott (RB17) – Ineligible to play until Week 8. Let someone else draft in first 3 rounds.
40. Travis Kelce (TE2) – Averaged 90.6 yards/game w/o Maclin in ’16. Hasn’t been big TD scorer.
41. Tyreek Hill (WR21) – 12 TDs despite only 85 offensive touches as a rookie. Lighting up camp.
42. Kelvin Benjamin (WR22) – Offers double-digit TD upside. A perfect target in non-PPR drafts.
43. Jordan Reed (TE3) – On active/PUP with toe sprain but all signs point to return before Week 1.
44. Tom Brady (QB2) – Last year’s overall QB3 in fantasy points/game adds Cooks, healthy Gronk.
45. Michael Crabtree (WR23) – Has 36 red-zone targets to Amari Cooper’s 20 the past two years.
46. Joe Mixon (RB18) – Only matter of time before he takes over, but at some risk of slow start.
47. Greg Olsen (TE4) – Effectively Cam’s No. 1 WR. Top-six fantasy tight end in 5 straight years.
48. Golden Tate (WR24) – Preferable in PPR but TD window has opened w/ Anquan Boldin gone.
49. Davante Adams (WR25) – Primed for TD regression with Cobb healthy, Martellus at tight end.
50. Christian McCaffrey (RB19) -- Flashy open-field playmaker with uncertain red-zone role.


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