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Fantasy positional rankings for 2018: Michael Fabiano

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Fantasy football isn't just a seasonal topic of conversation anymore ... it's become a 365-day-a-year passion. So for those fantasy owners who are already thinking about their future draft strategies, here are my initial 2018 positional player rankings. These rankings are based on a PPR scoring system (1 point) and will be updated throughout the offseason. Auction values are based on a $200 budget.

Quarterbacks


1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers ($26)
2. Russell Wilson, Seahawks ($23)
3. Tom Brady, Patriots ($23)
4. Carson Wentz, Eagles ($22)
5. Deshaun Watson, Texans ($22)
6. Cam Newton, Panthers ($22)
7. Kirk Cousins, Vikings ($18)
8. Matthew Stafford, Lions ($15)
9. Drew Brees, Saints ($14)
10. Dak Prescott, Cowboys ($12)
11. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers ($12)
12. Andrew Luck, Colts ($10)
13. Philip Rivers, Chargers ($10)
14. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers ($9)
15. Jared Goff, Rams ($9)
16. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers ($7)
17. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs ($7)
18. Marcus Mariota, Titans ($7)
19. Tyrod Taylor, Browns ($7)
20. Alex Smith, Redskins ($6)
21. Matt Ryan, Falcons ($6)
22. Case Keenum, Broncos ($5)
23. Derek Carr, Raiders ($5)
24. Blake Bortles, Jaguars ($4)
25. Mitchell Trubisky, Bears ($4)
26. Andy Dalton, Bengals ($4)
27. Josh McCown, Jets ($4)
28. Sam Bradford, Cardinals ($3)
29. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins ($3)
30. Eli Manning, Giants ($2)
31. Joe Flacco, Ravens ($2)
32. A.J. McCarron, Bills ($2)
33. Nick Foles, Eagles ($2)
34. Teddy Bridgewater, Jets ($2)
35. Mike Glennon, Cardinals ($1)
36. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buccaneers ($1)
37. Jacoby Brissett, Colts ($1)
38. Trevor Siemian, Vikings ($1)
39. Nathan Peterman, Bills ($1)
40. DeShone Kizer, Packers ($1)

Running backs


1. Le'Veon Bell, Steelers ($67)
2. Todd Gurley, Rams ($65)
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys ($65)
4. David Johnson, Cardinals ($62)
5. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs ($58)
6. Alvin Kamara, Saints ($58)
7. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars ($55)
8. Melvin Gordon, Chargers ($52)
9. LeSean McCoy, Bills ($45)
10. Dalvin Cook, Vikings ($41)
11. Mark Ingram, Saints ($41)
12. Devonta Freeman, Falcons ($35)
13. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers ($32)
14. Jerick McKinnon, 49ers ($30)
15. Jordan Howard, Bears ($27)
16. Derrick Henry, Titans ($25)
17. Joe Mixon, Bengals ($24)
18. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins ($24)
19. Jay Ajayi, Eagles ($21)
20. Lamar Miller, Texans ($19)
21. Rex Burkhead, Patriots ($18)
22. Chris Thompson, Redskins ($18)
23. Alex Collins, Ravens ($17)
24. Devontae Booker, Broncos ($16)
25. Carlos Hyde, Browns ($16)
26. Dion Lewis, Titans ($16)
27. Duke Johnson, Browns ($16)
28. Chris Carson, Seahawks ($14)
29. Marshawn Lynch, Raiders ($13)
30. C.J. Anderson, free agent ($13)
31. Marlon Mack, Colts ($12)
32. Isaiah Crowell, Jets ($12)
33. Tevin Coleman, Falcons ($12)
34. Tarik Cohen, Bears ($11)
35. Jamaal Williams, Packers ($11)
36. Aaron Jones, Packers ($9)
37. D'Onta Foreman, Texans ($9)
38. Corey Clement, Eagles ($8)
39. Theo Riddick, Lions ($8)
40. Ty Montgomery, Packers ($8)
41. Samaje Perine, Redskins ($8)
42. Jonathan Stewart, Giants ($7)
43. Giovani Bernard, Bengals ($7)
44. Frank Gore, Dolphins ($6)
45. Bilal Powell, Jets ($5)
46. Peyton Barber, Buccaneers ($5)
47. James White, Patriots ($5)
48. LeGarrette Blount, Lions ($5)
49. Latavius Murray, Vikings ($4)
50. Matt Breida, 49ers ($4)
51. Doug Martin, Raiders ($4)
52. DeMarco Murray, free agent ($4)
53. Austin Ekeler, Chargers ($4)
54. Elijah McGuire, Jets ($4)
55. Ameer Abdullah, Lions ($3)
56. Wayne Gallman, Giants ($3)
57. Mike Gillislee, Patriots ($3)
58. Kenneth Dixon, Ravens ($3)
59. Spencer Ware, Chiefs ($3)
60. Javorius Allen, Ravens ($3)
61. Rob Kelley, Redskins ($2)
62. Rod Smith, Cowboys ($2)
63. James Conner, Steelers ($2)
64. Orleans Darkwa, free agent ($2)
65. Chris Ivory, Bills ($2)
66. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars ($2)
67. Jalen Richard, Raiders ($2)
68. Jeremy Hill, Patriots ($1)
69. Damien Williams, Chiefs ($1)
70. Adrian Peterson, free agent ($1)
71. Corey Grant, Jaguars ($1)
72. Mike Davis, Seahawks ($1)
73. Cameron Artis-Payne, Panthers ($1)
74. Jacquizz Rodgers, Buccaneers ($1)
75. DeAndre Washington, Raiders ($1)
76. Elijhaa Penny, Cardinals ($1)
77. Kyle Juszczyk, 49ers ($1)
78. Malcolm Brown, Rams ($1)
79. Charles Sims, free agent ($1)
80. Charcandrick West, Chiefs ($1)

Wide receivers


1. Antonio Brown, Steelers ($63)
2. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans ($58)
3. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants ($56)
4. Michael Thomas, Saints ($50)
5. Julio Jones, Falcons ($46)
6. Mike Evans, Buccaneers ($43)
7. A.J. Green, Bengals ($42)
8. Keenan Allen, Chargers ($42)
9. Davante Adams, Packers ($37)
10. Adam Thielen, Vikings ($34)
11. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($33)
12. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals ($30)
13. T.Y. Hilton, Colts ($28)
14. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks ($28)
15. Jarvis Landry, Browns ($27)
16. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos ($24)
17. Amari Cooper, Raiders ($24)
18. Allen Robinson, Bears ($22)
19. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles ($21)
20. Golden Tate, Lions ($19)
21. Josh Gordon, Browns ($19)
22. Stefon Diggs, Vikings ($18)
23. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers ($18)
24. Julian Edelman, Patriots ($18)
25. Dez Bryant, free agent ($16)
26. Marvin Jones, Lions ($16)
27. Pierre Garcon, 49ers ($16)
28. Michael Crabtree, Ravens ($16)
29. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos ($16)
30. Robert Woods, Rams ($16)
31. Will Fuller, Texans ($15)
32. Brandin Cooks, Patriots ($15)
33. Chris Hogan, Patriots ($15)
34. Devin Funchess, Panthers ($14)
35. Corey Davis, Titans ($14)
36. Jordy Nelson, Raiders ($13)
37. Cooper Kupp, Rams ($13)
38. Robby Anderson, Jets ($13)
39. Jamison Crowder, Redskins ($12)
40. Kelvin Benjamin, Bills ($12)
41. DeVante Parker, Dolphins ($11)
42. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs ($11)
43. Marquise Goodwin, 49ers ($11)
44. Rishard Matthews, Titans ($10)
45. Marqise Lee, Jaguars ($10)
46. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons ($8)
47. Nelson Agholor, Eagles ($8)
48. Randall Cobb, Packers ($10)
49. Sterling Shepard, Giants ($9)
50. Cameron Meredith, Saints ($9)
51. Kenny Stills, Dolphins ($8)
52. Josh Doctson, Redskins ($8)
53. Martavis Bryant, Steelers ($7)
54. Ted Ginn Jr., Saints ($7)
55. DeSean Jackson, Buccaneers ($6)
56. Allen Hurns, Cowboys ($6)
57. Mike Wallace, Eagles ($6)
58. John Brown, Ravens ($5)
59. Jermaine Kearse, Jets ($5)
60. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers ($5)
61. Dede Westbrook, Jaguars ($4)
62. Taylor Gabriel, Bears ($4)
63. Paul Richardson, Redskins ($4)
64. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks ($4)
65. Kenny Golladay, Lions ($4)
66. Keelan Cole, Jaguars ($3)
67. Tyrell Williams, Chargers ($3)
68. Donte Moncrief, Jaguars ($3)
69. Mike Williams, Chargers ($3)
70. Corey Coleman, Browns ($3)
71. Terrelle Pryor, Jets ($2)
72. Ryan Grant, Colts ($2)
73. Terrance Williams, Cowboys ($2)
74. Zay Jones, Bills ($2)
75. Willie Snead, Saints ($2)
76. John Ross, Bengals ($2)
77. Chester Rogers, Colts ($2)
78. Jordan Matthews, Patriots ($2)
79. Albert Wilson, Dolphins ($2)
80. Trent Taylor, 49ers ($1)

Tight ends


1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots ($35)
2. Travis Kelce, Chiefs ($32)
3. Zach Ertz, Eagles ($25)
4. Evan Engram, Giants ($18)
5. Jimmy Graham, Packers ($16)
6. Hunter Henry, Chargers ($15)
7. Greg Olsen, Panthers ($15)
8. Delanie Walker, Titans ($14)
9. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings ($14)
10. Jordan Reed, Redskins ($12)
11. Jack Doyle, Colts ($11)
12. Trey Burton, Bears ($10)
13. George Kittle, 49ers ($8)
14. Tyler Eifert, Bengals ($7)
15. Charles Clay, Bills ($6)
16. O.J. Howard, Buccaneers ($6)
17. Jason Witten, Cowboys ($5)
18. Jared Cook, Raiders ($5)
19. David Njoku, Browns ($5)
20. Cameron Brate, Buccaneers ($4)
21. Benjamin Watson, Saints ($4)
22. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jaguars ($3)
23. Austin Hooper, Falcons ($3)
24. Vance McDonald, Steelers ($3)
25. Eric Ebron, Colts ($2)
26. Adam Shaheen, Bears ($2)
27. Ricky Seals-Jones, Cardinals ($2)
28. Gerald Everett, Rams ($1)
29. Vernon Davis, Redskins ($1)
30. Ed Dickson, Seahawks ($1)

Kickers


1. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots ($5)
2. Greg Zuerlein, Rams ($5)
3. Justin Tucker, Ravens ($5)
4. Matt Bryant, Falcons ($4)
5. Wil Lutz, Saints ($4)
6. Harrison Butker, Chiefs ($4)
7. Jake Elliott, Eagles ($4)
8. Chris Boswell, Steelers ($4)
9. Dan Bailey, Cowboys ($3)
10. Matt Prater, Lions ($3)
11. Robbie Gould, 49ers ($2)
12. Kai Forbath, Vikings ($1)
13. Ryan Succop, Titans ($2)
14. Adam Vinatieri, Colts ($2)
15. Graham Gano, Panthers ($2)
16. Dustin Hopkins, Redskins ($2)
17. Sebastian Janikowski, Seahawks ($2)
18. Josh Lambo, Jaguars ($1)
19. Caleb Sturgis, Chargers ($1)
20. Phil Dawson, Cardinals ($1)
21. Giorgio Tavecchio, Raiders ($1)
22. Steven Hauschka, Bills ($1)
23. Chandler Catanzaro, Buccaneers ($1)
24. Brandon McManus, Broncos ($1)
25. Mason Crosby, Packers ($1)
26. Ka'imi Fairbairn, Texans ($1)
27. Cairo Santos, Jets ($1)
28. Randy Bullock, Bengals ($1)
29. Cody Parkey, Bears ($1)
30. Aldrick Rosas, Giants ($1)
31. Zane Gonzalez, Browns ($1)
32. Roberto Aguayo, Chargers ($1)

Defenses


1. Jaguars ($10)
2. Rams ($8)
3. Eagles ($8)
4. Vikings ($8)
5. Ravens ($7)
6. Chiefs ($6)
7. Texans ($6)
8. Chargers ($6)
9. Panthers ($5)
10. Patriots ($5)
11. Seahawks ($5)
12. Lions ($4)
13. Steelers ($4)
14. Saints ($4)
15. Bears ($4)
16. Broncos ($3)
17. Titans ($3)
18. Cardinals ($3)
19. Bills ($2)
20. Falcons ($2)
21. 49ers ($2)
22. Redskins ($2)
23. Cowboys ($2)
24. Buccaneers ($2)
25. Giants ($1)
26. Bengals ($1)
27. Packers ($1)
28. Dolphins ($1)
29. Colts ($1)
30. Jets ($1)
31. Raiders ($1)
32. Browns ($1)

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com and NFL Network and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. Do you want the most up-to-date fantasy football news, updates and analysis? You can follow Michael on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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