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Fantasy football top 200 player rankings for 2019

By
Alex Butler
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is one of my top fantasy football wide receivers for 2019. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk/UPI
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is one of my top fantasy football wide receivers for 2019. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is my top fantasy football player entering the 2019 season.

New York Giants star Saquon Barkley and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara round out the top three in my top-200 players list ahead of fantasy football drafts.

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Philadelphia Eagles star Zach Ertz is my top ranked tight end and is my No. 18 overall player. Patrick Mahomes is my top fantasy football quarterback at No. 54 overall. Be sure to monitor injuries throughout training camp and the preseason, as players will rise in fall in these rankings on a weekly basis.

These rankings are for standard format leagues, not points per reception. You can find individual position rankings in the links below.

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In my 200 rankings, I have placed in order my favorite players for the 2019 season based on several factors. The key below will help you navigate the list, as it accounts for player injury history, bye weeks and schedule.

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2019 UPI 200

(Bye) - Denotes bye week; % - Denotes percentage of career player played 12 games or less in a season due to injury or suspension; $ - Denotes games vs. worst 5 defenses in fantasy points allowed vs. position in 2018; X - Denotes games vs. top 5 defenses in points allowed vs. position in 2018

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Rank/Name/Position/Team/Bye/%/$/X

1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers (7), 0% -- $$$/XXXX

2. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants (11), 0% -- $$$/X

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3. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints (9), 0% -- $$$/XXX

4. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints (9), 0% -- $$$/XX

5. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans (10), 0% -- $$/XXXXX

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6. Le'Veon Bell, RB, New York Jets (4), 50% -- $$$/X

7. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns (7), 60% -- $$/X

8. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers (11), 0% -- $/XXX

9. Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams (9), 0% -- $$$$/XXX

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10. James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (7), 0% -- $$$$/XX

11. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (9), 0% -- $$/XX

12. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons (9), 12% -- $$$/XXX

13. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7), 0% -- $$$$$/XX

14. Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (12), 0% -- $/XXXXX

15. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns (7), 0% -- $$$$/XXX

16. David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals (12), 25% -- $$/XX

17. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (12), 33% -- $/XXX

18. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles (10), 0% -- XX

19. Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings (12), 0% -- $$$/X

20. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs (12), 16% -- $$$$/X

21. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions (5), 100% -- $$$/XX

22. Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings (12), 100% -- $/XX

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23. Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars (10), 50% -- $$$/XXXXX

24. Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys (8), 0% -- $$$/XX

25. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (7), 0 % -- $$/XXX

26. Brandin Cooks, WR, Los Angeles Rams (9), 20% -- $$$$

27. Melvin Gordon, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (12), 25% -- $$$/XXX

28. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers (11), 100% -- $/XX

29. Phillip Lindsay, RB, Denver Broncos (11), 0% -- $$/XXX

30. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys (8), 33% -- $/XX

31. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks (11), 50% -- $$$$/XX

32. Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings (12), 0% -- $$$/X

33. Antonio Brown, WR, Oakland Raiders (6), 11% -- $$/XXXXX

34. Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots (10), 0% -- $$$$/XX

35. Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore Ravens (8), 50% -- $$$$$/X

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36. Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts (6), 50% -- $$$/XXXXX

37. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (10), 42% -- $$$/XX

38. George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers (4), 0% -- $/XX

39. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks (11), 0% -- $$$$/X

40. Josh Jacobs, RB, Oakland Raiders (6), 0% -- $$$/XXX

41. Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons (9), 20% -- $$$/XXXX

42. D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers (7), 0% -- $$$$$$/XX

43. Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons (9), 0% -- $$$/XXX

44. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots (10), 44% -- $$/XX

45. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans (11), 0% -- $$

46. Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (12), 20% -- XXXX

47. Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins (5), 0% -- $/X

48. David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears (6), 0% -- $/X

49. Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams (9), 50% -- $$$$

50. Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (9), 33% -- $$/XX

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51. Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams (9), 16% -- $$$$

52. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7), 0% -- $$$$$/XX

53. Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions (5), 50% -- $$/XXX

54. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs (12), 0% -- XXX

55. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts (6), 0% -- $$/XX

56. James White, RB, New England Patriots (10), 20% -- $$$$/XX

57. Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears (6), 40% -- $$$/XXX

58. Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns (7), 0% -- $$/XXXX

59. Tevin Coleman, RB, San Francisco 49ers (4), 25% -- $$$$/XX

60. Jordan Howard, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (10), 0% -- $/X

61. Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers, (12), 3% -- $/XXX

62. Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants (11), 33% -- $$/XX

63. Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (12), 40% -- $/XXXXX

64. Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans (11), 50% -- $$/XXXXXX

65. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (9), 12.5% -- $$/XX

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66. Ronald Jones, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7), 0% -- $/XXXX

67. Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears (6), 0% -- $/X

68. Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans (10), 66% -- $$/XXXXX

69. Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets (4), 0% -- XXX

70. Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks (11), 0% -- $$$$/XX

71. Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns (7), 0% -- $$/X

72. Josh Gordon, WR, New England Patriots (10), 71% -- $$/XX

73. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers (11), 18% -- $/XXXX

74. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (12), 0% -- $$$/XXX

75. Latavius Murray, RB, New Orleans Saints (9), 0% -- $$$/XXX

76. Derrius Guice, RB, Washington Redskins (10), 100% -- $/X

77. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos (10), 0% -- $/XXXXXX

78. Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans (10), 50% -- $$$$/X

79. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals (12), 0% -- $$$$

80. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons (9), 0% -- $$$$/XX

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81. LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills (6), 20% -- $$$/XX

82. Justin Jackson, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (12), 0% -- $$$/XXX

83. Darrell Henderson, RB, Los Angeles Rams (9), 0% -- $$$$/XXX

84. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (9), 5% -- $$$$/XX

85. Kalen Ballage, RB, Miami Dolphins (5), 100% -- $/X

86. Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (10), 0% -- $/X

87. Royce Freeman, RB, Denver Broncos (11), 0%, $$/XXX

88. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers (7), 0% -- $$$$$$/X

89. Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants (11), 50% -- XXXXX

90. Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers (12), 33% -- $$$$$$/X

91. David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns (7), 0% -- $$/XXXX

92. Jared Cook, TE, New Orleans Saints (9), 10% -- $$/XX

93. O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7), 50% -- $$/XX

94. Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions (5), 42% -- $$/XXX

95. Kenny Stills, WR, Houston Texans (10), 0% -- $$/XXXX

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96. Dion Lewis, RB, Tennessee Titans (11), 50% -- $$

97. Darwin Thompson, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (12), 0% -- XXXX

98. Jaylen Samuels, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (7), 0% -- $$$$/XX

99. Carlos Hyde, RB, Houston Texans (10), 20% -- XXXX

100. Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys (8), 0% -- $/XX

101. Dante Pettis, WR, San Francisco 49ers (4), 100% -- $$$

102. Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers (11), 66% -- $/XXX

103. DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (10), 27% -- $$$/XX

104. Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals (12), 100% -- $$$$

105. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos (10), 44% -- $/XXXXXX

106. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (10), 33% -- $/XXX

107. Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (10), 50% -- $$$/XXX

108. Curtis Samuel, WR, Carolina Panthers (7), 0% -- $$$$$$/XX

109. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (11), 0% -- $$$$/XXXX

110. Justice Hill, RB, Baltimore Ravens (8), 0% -- $$$$$/X

111. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7), 25% -- $$$$/X

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112. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (10), 11% -- $$/XXX

113. Trey Burton, TE, Chicago Bears (6), 0% -- $/XX

114. Anthony Miller, WR, Chicago Bears (6), 0% -- $$$/XXX

115. John Brown, WR, Buffalo Bills (6), 20% -- $$

116. Vance McDonald, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers (7), 50% -- $$$/XXX

117. Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans (11), 15% -- $$$$$$/X

118. Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings (12), 0% -- $/XX

119. Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams (9), 0% -- $$$$/XXXX

120. Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers (12), 0% -- $$/XX

121. James Washington, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (7), 0% -- $$/XXX

122. Tyrell Williams, WR, Oakland Raiders (6), 25% -- $$/XXXXX

123. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers (11), 0% -- $/XXX

124. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks (11), 0% -- $$$$/X

125. Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings (12), 0% -- $$/XX

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126. Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins (10), 66% -- $/X

127. Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys (8), 0% -- $$$/XX

128. Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills (6), 0% -- $$$/XX

129. Donte Moncrief, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (7), 40% -- $$/XXX

130. Eric Ebron, TE, Indianapolis Colts (6), 0% -- $$$$/XX

131. C.J. Anderson, RB, Detroit Lions (5), 50% -- $$$/XX

132. Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers (4), 66% -- $$$

133. Golden Tate, WR, New York Giants (11), 11% -- $$/XX

134. Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets (4), 25% -- XXX

135. Nick Foles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars (10), 28% -- $$$$$

136. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers (7), 20% -- $$/XXXX

137. Matt Breida, RB, San Francisco 49ers (4), 0% -- $$$$/XX

138. Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts (6), 0% -- $$$/XXXXX

139. Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington Redskins (10), 33% -- $/X

140. Kareem Hunt, RB, Cleveland Browns (7), 50% -- $$$$/XXX

141. Jimmy Graham, TE, Green Bay Packers (11), 11% -- $$/X

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142. Devin Funchess, WR, Indianapolis Colts (6), 0% -- $$/XX

143. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons (9), 14% -- $$$/XXX

144. Duke Johnson, RB, Houston Texans (10), 0% -- $$/XXXX

145. Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7), 0% -- $/XXXX

146. Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers (11), 0% -- $/XX

147. Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders (6), 0% -- $$$/XXX

148. Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (9), 33% -- $$/XX

149. Frank Gore, RB, Buffalo Bills (6), 7% -- $$$/XX

150. Albert Wilson, WR, Miami Dolphins (5), 40% -- $$/XXXX

151. Keke Coutee, Houston Texans (10), 100% -- $$/XXXXX

152. Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots (10), 20% -- $$$$/XX

153. Ito Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons (9), 0% -- $$$/XXXX

154. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys (8), 0% -- $/XXX

155. Mitch Trubisky, QB, Chicago Bears (6), 0% -- $$/XX

156. Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens (8), 100% -- $$$$$/X

157. Tre'Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints (9), 0% -- $$$/XX

158. Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons (9), 0% -- $$/XXX

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159. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings (12), 25% -- $$/X

160. Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts (6), 16% -- $$$$/XX

161 Adam Humphries, WR, Tennessee Titans (11), 0% -- $$/XXXXXX

162. Malcolm Brown, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (12), 66% -- $$$/XXX

163. Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots (10), 20% -- $$$$/XX

164. DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Denver Broncos (10), 0% -- $/XXXXXX

165. Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens (8), 0% -- $$/X

166. John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (9), 50% -- $$/XX

167. Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins (10), 33% -- $$$/XX

168. Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets (4), 75% -- XXX

169. Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (12), 0% -- $/XXXXX

170. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers (4), 40% -- $$$$/XXX

171. Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals (9), 12% -- XXXX

172. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens (8), 0% -- $$$/XX

173. Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins (10), 66% -- XXXX

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174. Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens (8), 0% -- $$$$/XXX

175. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions (5), 0% -- $$/XX

176. Danny Amendola, WR, Detroit Lions (5), 40% -- $$/XXX

177. Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers (7), 16% -- $$/XX

178. Jacksonville Jaguars, D/ST (10)

179. Chicago Bears, D/ST (6)

180. New Orleans Saints, D/ST (9)

181. Los Angeles Chargers, D/ST (12)

182. Los Angeles Rams, D/ST (9)

183. Buffalo Bills, D/ST (6)

184. Minnesota Vikings, D/ST (12)

185. Denver Broncos, D/ST (10)

186. Tennessee Titans, D/ST (11)

187. Dallas Cowboys, D/ST (8)

188. New England Patriots, D/ST (10)

189. Kansas City Chiefs, D/ST (12)

190. Detroit Lions, D/ST (5)

191. Baltimore Ravens, D/ST (8)

192. Will Lutz, K, New Orleans Saints (9)

193. Greg Zuerlein, K, Los Angeles Rams (9)

194. Harrison Butker, K, Kansas City Chiefs (12)

195. Stephen Gostkowski, K, New England Patriots (10)

196. Justin Tucker, K, Baltimore Ravens (8)

197. Robbie Gould, K, San Francisco 49ers (4)

198. Brett Maher, K, Dallas Cowboys (8)

199. Matt Prater, K, Detroit Lions (5)

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200. Ka'imi Fairbairn, K, Houston Texans (10)

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