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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. Tom Brady, Patriots ($23)
3. Russell Wilson, Seahawks ($23)
4. Deshaun Watson, Texans ($22)
5. Cam Newton, Panthers ($22)
6. Carson Wentz, Eagles ($18)
7. Kirk Cousins, Vikings ($18)
8. Matthew Stafford, Lions ($16)
9. Drew Brees, Saints ($13)
10. Andrew Luck, Colts ($13)
11. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers ($12)
12. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers ($12)
13. Philip Rivers, Chargers ($11)
14. Jared Goff, Rams ($11)
15. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers ($9)
16. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs ($9)
17. Alex Smith, Redskins ($8)
18. Dak Prescott, Cowboys ($7)
19. Marcus Mariota, Titans ($7)
20. Matt Ryan, Falcons ($6)
21. Mitchell Trubisky, Bears ($6)
22. Derek Carr, Raiders ($5)
23. Case Keenum, Broncos ($5)
24. Blake Bortles, Jaguars ($4)
25. Andy Dalton, Bengals ($4)
26. Eli Manning, Giants ($3)
27. Tyrod Taylor, Browns ($3)
28. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins ($2)
29. Joe Flacco, Ravens ($2)
30. Josh McCown, Jets ($1)
31. Sam Bradford, Cardinals ($1)
32. Sam Darnold, Jets ($1)
33. Josh Rosen, Cardinals ($1)
34. Josh Allen, Bills ($1)
35. Baker Mayfield, Browns ($1)
36. A.J. McCarron, Bills ($1)
37. Nick Foles, Eagles ($1)
38. Lamar Jackson, Ravens ($1)
39. Jacoby Brissett, Colts ($1)
40. Brian Hoyer, Patriots ($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. Alvin Kamara, Saints ($58)
6. Saquon Barkley, Giants ($58)
7. Melvin Gordon, Chargers ($55)
8. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs ($55)
9. Dalvin Cook, Vikings ($52)
10. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars ($49)
11. LeSean McCoy, Bills ($46)
12. Devonta Freeman, Falcons ($38)
13. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers ($37)
14. Jerick McKinnon, 49ers ($35)
15. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins ($28)
16. Rashaad Penny, Seahawks ($26)
17. Jordan Howard, Bears ($25)
18. Joe Mixon, Bengals ($25)
19. Alex Collins, Ravens ($23)
20. Lamar Miller, Texans ($22)
21. Jay Ajayi, Eagles ($22)
22. Derrick Henry, Titans ($21)
23. Mark Ingram, Saints ($21)
24. Derrius Guice, Redskins ($19)
25. Royce Freeman, Broncos ($19)
26. Dion Lewis, Titans ($18)
27. Marlon Mack, Colts ($18)
28. Chris Thompson, Redskins ($17)
29. Sony Michel, Patriots ($17)
30. Ronald Jones, Buccaneers ($16)
31. Marshawn Lynch, Raiders ($16)
32. Tevin Coleman, Falcons ($15)
33. Rex Burkhead, Patriots ($15)
34. Isaiah Crowell, Jets ($14)
35. Duke Johnson, Browns ($14)
36. Tarik Cohen, Bears ($13)
37. Jamaal Williams, Packers ($13)
38. Kerryon Johnson, Lions ($13)
39. James White, Patriots ($12)
40. Devontae Booker, Broncos ($12)
41. C.J. Anderson, Panthers ($12)
42. Giovani Bernard, Bengals ($11)
43. Theo Riddick, Lions ($11)
44. Bilal Powell, Jets ($10)
45. Nick Chubb, Browns ($10)
46. Aaron Jones, Packers ($9)
47. Kenneth Dixon, Ravens ($9)
48. Austin Ekeler, Chargers ($8)
49. Carlos Hyde, Browns ($8)
50. Darren Sproles, Eagles ($7)
51. Matt Breida, 49ers ($7)
52. Ty Montgomery, Packers ($6)
53. Peyton Barber, Buccaneers ($6)
54. Corey Clement, Eagles ($5)
55. Frank Gore, Dolphins ($5)
56. Doug Martin, Raiders ($5)
57. Javorius Allen, Ravens ($4)
58. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars ($4)
59. D'Onta Foreman, Texans ($4)
60. Nyheim Hines, Colts ($3)
61. Chris Carson, Seahawks ($3)
62. Latavius Murray, Vikings ($3)
63. Jordan Wilkins, Colts ($3)
64. Chris Ivory, Bills ($3)
65. Spencer Ware, Chiefs ($2)
66. Jonathan Stewart, Giants ($2)
67. LeGarrette Blount, Lions ($2)
68. Charles Sims, Buccaneers ($2)
69. Kyle Juszczyk, 49ers ($2)
70. DeAndre Washington, Raiders ($2)
71. Elijah McGuire, Jets ($1)
72. Rod Smith, Cowboys ($1)
73. Malcolm Brown, Rams ($1)
74. James Conner, Steelers ($1)
75. C.J. Prosise, Seahawks ($1)
76. Jalen Richard, Raiders ($1)
77. John Kelly, Rams ($1)
78. Corey Grant, Jaguars ($1)
79. De'Angelo Henderson, Broncos ($1)
80. Chase Edmonds, Cardinals ($1)

Wide receivers


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

Tight ends


1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots ($35)
2. Travis Kelce, Chiefs ($35)
3. Zach Ertz, Eagles ($31)
4. Greg Olsen, Panthers ($18)
5. Evan Engram, Giants ($18)
6. Jimmy Graham, Packers ($17)
7. Delanie Walker, Titans ($14)
8. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings ($14)
9. Jack Doyle, Colts ($12)
10. Jordan Reed, Redskins ($11)
11. Trey Burton, Bears ($10)
12. Charles Clay, Bills ($10)
13. George Kittle, 49ers ($9)
14. Tyler Eifert, Bengals ($7)
15. Jared Cook, Raiders ($6)
16. Eric Ebron, Colts ($6)
17. Austin Hooper, Falcons ($5)
18. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jaguars ($5)
19. David Njoku, Browns ($5)
20. O.J. Howard, Buccaneers ($4)
21. Cameron Brate, Buccaneers ($4)
22. Benjamin Watson, Saints ($3)
23. Ricky Seals-Jones, Cardinals ($3)
24. Vance McDonald, Steelers ($3)
25. Mike Gesicki, Dolphins ($2)
26. Luke Willson, Lions ($1)
27. Hayden Hurst, Ravens ($1)
28. Ryan Griffin, Texans ($1)
29. Tyler Higbee, Rams ($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. Chris Boswell, Steelers ($4)
7. Jake Elliott, Eagles ($4)
8. Harrison Butker, Chiefs ($4)
9. Matt Prater, Lions ($3)
10. Robbie Gould, 49ers ($3)
11. Adam Vinatieri, Colts ($2)
12. Dan Bailey, Cowboys ($2)
13. Mason Crosby, Packers ($2)
14. Caleb Sturgis, Chargers ($2)
15. Josh Lambo, Jaguars ($2)
16. Ryan Succop, Titans ($2)
17. Dustin Hopkins, Redskins ($2)
18. Ka'imi Fairbairn, Texans ($2)
19. Graham Gano, Panthers ($2)
20. Brandon McManus, Broncos ($2)
21. Daniel Carlson, Vikings ($1)
22. Sebastian Janikowski, Seahawks ($1)
23. Chandler Catanzaro, Buccaneers ($1)
24. Cairo Santos, Jets ($1)
25. Phil Dawson, Cardinals ($1)
26. Jason Sanders, Dolphins ($1)
27. Cody Parkey, Bears ($1)
28. Steven Hauschka, Bills ($1)
29. Giorgio Tavecchio, Raiders ($1)
30. Randy Bullock, Bengals ($1)
31. Aldrick Rosas, Giants ($1)
32. Zane Gonzalez, Browns ($1)

Defenses


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

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