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Michael Fabiano's positional fantasy rankings for 2019

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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 2019 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. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs ($31)
2. Aaron Rodgers, Packers ($26)
3. Andrew Luck, Colts ($24)
4. Deshaun Watson, Texans ($24)
5. Russell Wilson, Seahawks ($18)
6. Cam Newton, Panthers ($17)
7. Matt Ryan, Falcons ($14)
8. Drew Brees, Saints ($14)
9. Jared Goff, Rams ($14)
10. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers ($13)
11. Philip Rivers, Chargers ($13)
12. Tom Brady, Patriots ($12)
13. Carson Wentz, Eagles ($12)
14. Baker Mayfield, Browns ($11)
15. Lamar Jackson, Ravens ($11)
16. Kirk Cousins, Vikings ($9)
17. Mitchell Trubisky, Bears ($9)
18. Dak Prescott, Cowboys ($9)
19. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers ($8)
20. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers ($7)
21. Sam Darnold, Jets ($6)
22. Josh Allen, Bills ($6)
23. Matthew Stafford, Lions ($5)
24. Marcus Mariota, Titans ($5)
25. Josh Rosen, Cardinals ($3)
26. Andy Dalton, Bengals ($3)
27. Derek Carr, Raiders ($2)
28. Eli Manning, Giants ($1)
29. Case Keenum, Broncos ($1)
30. Nick Foles, Eagles($1)
31. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins ($1)
32. Joe Flacco, Ravens ($1)
33. Blake Bortles, Jaguars ($1)
34. Teddy Bridgewater, Saints ($1)
35. Tyrod Taylor, Browns ($1)
36. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buccaneers ($1)
37. Nick Mullens, 49ers ($1)
38. Colt McCoy, Redskins ($1)
39. Jacoby Brissett, Colts ($1)
40. Kyle Lauletta, Giants ($1)

Running backs


1. Saquon Barkley, Giants ($67)
2. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys ($65)
3. Todd Gurley, Rams ($65)
4. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers ($63)
5. Alvin Kamara, Saints ($58)
6. Melvin Gordon, Chargers ($58)
7. Le'Veon Bell, Steelers ($55)
8. Joe Mixon, Bengals ($55)
9. James Conner, Steelers ($52)
10. Nick Chubb, Browns ($49)
11. David Johnson, Cardinals ($44)
12. Dalvin Cook, Vikings ($41)
13. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars ($38)
14. Phillip Lindsay, Broncos ($38)
15. Aaron Jones, Packers ($35)
16. Sony Michel, Patriots ($28)
17. Kerryon Johnson, Lions ($26)
18. Devonta Freeman, Falcons ($25)
19. Chris Carson, Seahawks ($25)
20. Marlon Mack, Colts ($23)
21. Derrius Guice, Redskins ($22)
22. James White, Patriots ($22)
23. Derrick Henry, Titans ($21)
24. Tarik Cohen, Bears ($21)
25. Damien Williams, Chiefs ($19)
26. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins ($19)
27. Lamar Miller, Texans ($18)
28. Jordan Howard, Bears ($18)
29. Jerick McKinnon, 49ers ($17)
30. Mark Ingram, Saints ($17)
31. Tevin Coleman, Falcons ($15)
32. LeSean McCoy, Bills ($15)
33. Matt Breida, 49ers ($14)
34. Dion Lewis, Titans ($14)
35. Marshawn Lynch, Raiders ($13)
36. Jay Ajayi, Eagles ($13)
37. Isaiah Crowell, Jets ($13)
38. Rashaad Penny, Seahawks ($12)
39. Royce Freeman, Broncos ($12)
40. Kareem Hunt, free agent ($12)
41. Nyheim Hines, Colts ($11)
42. Chris Thompson, Redskins ($11)
43. Austin Ekeler, Chargers ($11)
44. Elijah McGuire, Jets ($10)
45. Duke Johnson, Browns ($10)
46. Gus Edwards, Ravens ($9)
47. Peyton Barber, Buccaneers ($9)
48. Spencer Ware, Chiefs ($8)
49. D'Onta Foreman, Texans ($8)
50. Jalen Richard, Raiders ($7)
51. Ronald Jones, Buccaneers ($7)
52. Ito Smith, Falcons ($6)
53. Jamaal Williams, Packers ($6)
54. Josh Adams, Eagles ($5)
55. Kalen Ballage, Dolphins ($5)
56. Kenneth Dixon, Ravens ($5)
57. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars ($4)
58. Giovani Bernard, Bengals ($4)
59. Carlos Hyde, Jaguars ($4)
60. Rex Burkhead, Patriots ($4)
61. Doug Martin, Raiders ($3)
62. Wendell Smallwood, Eagles ($3)
63. Latavius Murray, Vikings ($3)
64. Theo Riddick, Lions ($3)
65. Alex Collins, Ravens ($2)
66. Adrian Peterson, Redskins ($2)
67. Corey Clement, Eagles ($2)
68. Jaylen Samuels, Steelers ($2)
69. Bilal Powell, Jets ($2)
70. C.J. Anderson, Rams ($2)
71. Mike Davis, Seahawks ($1)
72. Frank Gore, Dolphins ($1)
73. Jordan Wilkins, Colts ($1)
74. Rod Smith, Cowboys ($1)
75. Chase Edmonds, Cardinals ($1)
76. LeGarrette Blount, Lions ($1)
75. Malcolm Brown, Rams ($1)
78. Wayne Gallman, Giants ($1)
79. Devontae Booker, Broncos ($1)
80. Javorius Allen, Ravens ($1)

Wide receivers


1. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans ($64)
2. Antonio Brown, Steelers ($64)
3. Davante Adams, Packers ($63)
4. Michael Thomas, Saints ($60)
5. Julio Jones, Falcons ($60)
6. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants ($55)
7. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($48)
8. Adam Thielen, Vikings ($43)
9. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers ($40)
10. Keenan Allen, Chargers ($38)
11. Mike Evans, Buccaneers ($37)
12. A.J. Green, Bengals ($37)
13. Amari Cooper, Cowboys ($32)
14. Stefon Diggs, Vikings ($28)
15. T.Y. Hilton, Colts ($26)
16. Robert Woods, Rams ($26)
17. Kenny Golladay, Lions ($25)
18. Cooper Kupp, Rams ($23)
19. Brandin Cooks, Rams ($22)
20. Julian Edelman, Patriots ($21)
21. Jarvis Landry, Browns ($19)
22. Tyler Boyd, Bengals ($18)
23. Corey Davis, Titans ($18)
24. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks ($17)
25. Allen Robinson, Bears ($17)
26. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles ($17)
27. D.J. Moore, Panthers ($17)
28. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks ($16)
29. Marvin Jones, Lions ($16)
30. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos ($16)
31. Calvin Ridley, Falcons ($16)
32. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs ($15)
33. Robby Anderson, Jets ($15)
34. Will Fuller, Texans ($14)
35. Mike Williams, Chargers ($14)
36. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers ($13)
37. Courtland Sutton, Broncos ($13)
38. Dante Pettis, 49ers ($13)
39. Christian Kirk, Cardinals ($13)
40. Keke Coutee, Texans ($12)
41. DaeSean Hamilton, Broncos ($12)
42. Curtis Samuel, Panthers ($12)
43. Sterling Shepard, Giants ($11)
44. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals ($11)
45. Dede Westbrook, Jaguars ($10)
46. Michael Gallup, Cowboys ($10)
47. Adam Humphries, Buccaneers ($10)
48. Golden Tate, Eagles ($9)
49. DeSean Jackson, Buccaneers ($9)
50. Kenny Stills, Dolphins ($9)
51. Robert Foster, Bills ($8)
52. Jamison Crowder, Redskins ($8)
53. Devin Funchess, Panthers ($7)
54. Demaryius Thomas, Texans ($7)
55. Marqise Lee, Jaguars ($7)
56. Nelson Agholor, Eagles ($7)
57. Marquise Goodwin, 49ers ($6)
58. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons ($6)
59. Michael Crabtree, Ravens ($6)
60. Zay Jones, Bills ($5)
61. John Brown, Ravens ($5)
62. Albert Wilson, Dolphins ($4)
63. Anthony Miller, Bears ($4)
64. Paul Richardson, Redskins ($4)
65. James Washington, Steelers ($4)
66. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers ($4)
67. Antonio Callaway, Browns ($3)
68. DeVante Parker, Dolphins ($3)
69. Willie Snead, Ravens ($3)
70. Randall Cobb, Packers ($3)
71. Tyrell Williams, Chargers ($3)
72. Donte Moncrief, Jaguars ($2)
73. Tre'Quan Smith, Saints ($2)
74. Josh Doctson, Redskins ($2)
75. John Ross, Bengals ($2)
76. Quincy Enunwa, Jets ($2)
77. Geronimo Allison, Packers ($1)
78. Jordy Nelson, Raiders ($1)
79. David Moore, Seahawks ($1)
80. Equanimeous St. Brown, Packers ($1)

Tight ends


1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs ($35)
2. Zach Ertz, Eagles ($32)
3. George Kittle, 49ers ($25)
4. Hunter Henry, Chargers ($18)
5. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots ($18)
6. O.J. Howard, Buccaneers ($15)
7. Eric Ebron, Colts ($15)
8. David Njoku, Browns ($14)
9. Evan Engram, Giants ($14)
10. Jared Cook, Raiders ($12)
11. Delanie Walker, Titans ($11)
12. Jack Doyle, Colts ($10)
13. Austin Hooper, Falcons ($10)
14. Greg Olsen, Panthers ($9)
15. Trey Burton, Bears ($8)
16. Jimmy Graham, Packers ($7)
17. Chris Herndon, Jets ($6)
18. Jordan Reed, Redskins ($6)
19. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings ($5)
20. Vance McDonald, Steelers ($4)
21. Gerald Everett, Rams ($4)
22. Mike Gesicki, Dolphins ($3)
23. Dallas Goedert, Eagles ($3)
24. Cameron Brate, Buccaneers ($3)
25. Ricky Seals-Jones, Cardinals ($2)
26. Hayden Hurst, Ravens ($2)
27. Tyler Eifert, Bengals ($1)
28. Mark Andrews, Ravens ($1)
29. Blake Jarwin, Cowboys ($1)
30. Ian Thomas, Panthers ($1)

Kickers


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

Defenses


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

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