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2016 fantasy football rankings: Top 150 overall

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Five writers chimed in to create the official SB Nation fantasy football rankings. Here are the rankings, plus some notes on draft strategy.

The Hall of Fame game might have been a bust this year, but fantasy football is still approaching fast and furious. You have likely begun searching for every little piece of information you can find to dominate your league-mates. And SB Nation is back with our top 150 players. We will be updating this list over the course of the preseason as injuries and standout performances impact the top fantasy options.

As always, we remind you to remain flexible when draft day arrives. You can tell yourself you will take a running back in round X, a quarterback in round Y, and a wide receiver in round Z, but if you do that, we can almost guarantee you’ll miss out on some great options.

For every person in your 12-team draft, there are bound to be 12 strategies. The person who decided to roll the dice late on Doug Martin scored huge. The person willing to sit and wait for Todd Gurley to contribute might have ridden him to a title. Blake Bortles was a guy most people avoided, but if you added him for depth, he was probably in your starting lineup by the end of the season.

Fantasy football is far from predictable. You know the big names you draft early, but don’t reach if the running back you really wanted is gone. Find the best available elsewhere and circle back for a running back later. Every year we see numerous running backs emerge as late round picks or waiver wire additions. Don’t feel that you need to reach early.

Below you’ll find our top 150 consensus rankings, along with each of our five expert’s personal rankings. There are some consensus top picks, and there are plenty of personal favorites. That’s the fun of fantasy football -- everyone has a different strategy.

Rank Consensus Team DC AW SK MG DG
1 Antonio Brown, WR PIT 1 1 1 1 1
2 Odell Beckham Jr., WR NYG 2 3 2 4 2
3 Julio Jones, WR ATL 3 2 3 2 4
4 Todd Gurley, RB LA 4 4 4 6 3
5 DeAndre Hopkins, WR HOU 6 5 8 3 10
6 A.J. Green, WR CIN 7 6 7 5 7
7 David Johnson, RB ARI 5 8 5 7 12
8 Adrian Peterson, RB MIN 9 11 6 10 6
9 Rob Gronkowski, TE NE 8 9 12 8 11
10 Dez Bryant, WR DAL 11 7 10 11 13
11 Ezekiel Elliott, RB DAL 10 14 9 17 9
12 Lamar Miller, RB HOU 12 12 11 9 16
13 Jamaal Charles, RB KC 14 15 14 12 8
14 Allen Robinson, WR JAC 13 10 13 14 17
15 Mike Evans, WR TB 15 16 16 13 24
16 Alshon Jeffery, WR CHI 19 13 20 16 19
17 Jordy Nelson, WR GB 17 18 18 15 21
18 Doug Martin, RB TB 24 21 22 21 5
19 Mark Ingram, RB NO 22 17 17 19 22
20 Brandon Marshall, WR NYJ 21 20 19 25 15
21 Keenan Allen, WR SD 16 19 25 18 26
22 Le'Veon Bell, RB PIT 20 28 15 23 25
23 Eddie Lacy, RB GB 30 25 23 20 18
24 Devonta Freeman, RB ATL 18 22 21 24 32
25 Brandin Cooks, WR NO 25 24 26 26 30
26 LeSean McCoy, RB BUF 26 32 24 31 20
27 Amari Cooper, WR OAK 23 27 27 29 29
28 Demaryius Thomas, WR DEN 28 26 31 38 23
29 Sammy Watkins, WR BUF 35 33 30 27 31
30 T.Y. Hilton, WR IND 27 23 28 37 46
31 C.J. Anderson, RB DEN 29 29 29 22 57
32 Randall Cobb, WR GB 32 31 35 42 37
33 Latavius Murray, RB OAK 47 39 37 30 27
34 Matt Forte, RB NYJ 34 40 40 33 33
35 Thomas Rawls, RB SEA 45 34 36 28 40
36 Jeremy Maclin, WR KC 37 35 39 39 38
37 Carlos Hyde, RB SF 38 46 34 32 41
38 Aaron Rodgers, QB GB 39 54 33 35 35
39 Cam Newton, QB CAR 31 53 32 34 49
40 Jordan Reed, TE WAS 36 30 38 49 48
41 Greg Olsen, TE CAR 41 48 44 47 28
42 Eric Decker, WR NYJ 46 41 42 40 43
43 Julian Edelman, WR NE 33 45 47 51 44
44 Jonathan Stewart, RB CAR 56 50 48 56 14
45 Golden Tate, WR DET 42 36 50 53 45
46 Kelvin Benjamin, WR CAR 43 43 52 52 36
47 Doug Baldwin, WR SEA 51 42 51 41 47
48 Jarvis Landry, WR MIA 44 38 46 61 52
49 Russell Wilson, QB SEA 50 65 41 36 50
50 Matt Jones, RB WAS 57 58 59 46 34
51 Jeremy Hill, RB CIN 54 52 45 55 55
52 Ryan Mathews, RB PHI 61 47 56 43 62
53 Andrew Luck, QB IND 49 62 43 50 67
54 DeMarco Murray, RB TEN 48 57 49 44 77
55 Michael Floyd, WR ARI 55 44 55 54 70
56 Travis Kelce, TE KC 59 49 62 48 60
57 Donte Moncrief, WR IND 52 37 53 60 81
58 Jordan Matthews, WR PHI 53 51 61 58 72
59 Emmanuel Sanders, WR DEN 60 56 64 83 39
60 John Brown, WR ARI 67 55 58 72 54
61 Jeremy Langford, RB CHI 73 60 65 69 58
62 Drew Brees, QB NO 62 79 54 70 61
63 Frank Gore, RB IND 69 63 57 75 65
64 Allen Hurns, WR JAC 71 72 72 66 51
65 Giovani Bernard, RB CIN 64 70 66 79 65
66 DeVante Parker, WR MIA 77 61 69 59 82
67 Melvin Gordon, RB SD 72 77 67 77 56
68 Ameer Abdullah, RB DET 75 64 81 57 73
69 Larry Fitzgerald, WR ARI 83 59 60 118 42
70 Michael Crabtree, WR OAK 78 78 82 74 53
71 Duke Johnson Jr., RB CLE 58 69 71 68 102
72 DeSean Jackson, WR WAS 79 66 76 71 80
73 Josh Gordon, WR CLE 68 73 96 65 71
74 Tyler Lockett, WR SEA 76 68 73 80 83
75 Chris Ivory, RB JAC 85 74 83 67 75
76 Carson Palmer, QB ARI 74 97 68 85 69
77 Marvin Jones, WR DET 88 76 75 73 85
78 Delanie Walker, TE TEN 63 87 70 76 108
79 Danny Woodhead, RB SD 65 80 78 88 101
80 Ben Roethlisberger, QB PIT 66 99 63 62 123
81 Coby Fleener, TE NO 80 75 74 98 91
82 Rashad Jennings, RB NYG 90 71 80 78 100
83 Arian Foster, RB MIA 116 83 77 89 63
84 Kevin White, WR CHI 88 81 86 82 95
85 Blake Bortles, QB JAC 82 100 85 87 78
86 Tom Brady, QB NE 93 111 89 63 89
87 Jay Ajayi, RB MIA 84 85 97 121 66
88 Eli Manning, QB NYG 87 123 79 91 79
89 T.J. Yeldon, RB JAC 110 98 91 103 59
90 DeAngelo Williams, RB PIT 95 105 94 93 76
91 Torrey Smith, WR SF 70 88 99 64 143
92 Philip Rivers, QB SD 96 110 84 86 88
93 Justin Forsett, RB BAL 94 89 100 92 93
94 Tyler Eifert, TE CIN 86 67 88 84 144
95 Zach Ertz, TE PHI 97 93 95 99 92
96 Gary Barnidge, TE CLE 81 94 87 107 109
97 Corey Coleman, WR CLE 100 90 102 81 113
98 Tavon Austin, WR LA 103 84 111 117 87
99 Antonio Gates, TE SD 101 82 101 101 121
100 Markus Wheaton, WR PIT 106 96 120 114 86
101 Julius Thomas, TE JAC 92 91 92 106 145
102 LeGarrette Blount, RB NE 135 108 106 111 74
103 Charles Sims, RB TB 99 106 98 94 146
104 Sterling Shepard, WR NYG 105 104 93 96 147
105 Derrick Henry, RB TEN 128 109 110 100 105
106 Ladarius Green, TE PIT 91 92 142 90 --
107 Isaiah Crowell, RB CLE 107 107 103 102 148
108 Travis Benjamin, WR SD 118 115 112 128 97
109 Stefon Diggs, WR MIN 102 119 105 95 149
110 Tony Romo, QB DAL 108 126 108 104 124
111 Laquon Treadwell, WR MIN 115 118 131 97 112
112 Martellus Bennett, TE NE 133 103 124 108 107
113 Derek Carr, QB OAK 109 129 109 138 90
114 Willie Snead, WR NO 104 116 104 113 150
115 Eric Ebron, TE DET 119 102 132 105 131
116 Bilal Powell, RB NYJ 124 117 118 119 118
117 Kamar Aiken, WR BAL 113 86 119 129 --
118 Tevin Coleman, RB ATL 120 101 116 110 --
119 Javorius Allen, RB BAL 138 112 144 116 94
120 Kirk Cousins, QB WAS 112 127 114 127 126
121 Devin Funchess, WR CAR 139 95 123 141 110
122 Vincent Jackson, WR TB 111 120 113 115 --
123 Dorial Green-Beckham, WR PHI 117 130 146 112 111
124 Steve Smith Sr., WR BAL 123 140 125 132 96
125 Dwayne Allen, TE IND 126 114 115 145 120
126 Tyrod Taylor, QB BUF 125 128 107 126 138
127 Theo Riddick, RB DET 98 132 128 149 119
128 C.J. Prosise, RB SEA 127 121 -- 122 106
129 Marcus Mariota, QB TEN 122 133 126 125 125
130 Andy Dalton, QB CIN 114 136 122 140 127
131 Chris Johnson, RB ARI -- 113 -- 109 117
132 Jameis Winston, QB TB 121 135 121 139 129
133 Phillip Dorsett, WR IND 144 137 130 142 98
134 Matt Ryan, QB ATL 131 134 127 133 130
135 Matthew Stafford, QB DET 129 145 117 143 128
136 Devontae Booker, RB DEN -- 125 -- 120 116
137 Jason Witten, TE DAL 130 144 133 135 122
138 Jimmy Graham, TE SEA 132 138 134 134 137
139 Mike Wallace, WR BAL -- -- 148 -- 84
140 Kenneth Dixon, RB BAL -- 122 141 124 --
141 Pierre Garcon, WR WAS 147 148 -- 146 99
142 Mohamed Sanu, WR ATL 137 139 135 131 --
143 Jordan Howard, RB CHI -- 124 147 123 --
144 Spencer Ware, RB KC 146 -- -- 136 115
145 Darren McFadden, RB DAL 143 -- -- -- 104
146 Dion Lewis, RB NE 141 141 141 141 141
147 Ryan Tannehill, QB MIA 134 141 138 -- 141
148 Zach Miller, TE CHI 140 146 140 144 136
149 Michael Thomas, WR NO 145 -- 129 130 --
150 Alfred Morris, RB DAL -- -- -- -- 103
-- Charcandrick West, RB KC -- -- -- -- 114
-- Jerick McKinnon, RB MIN 136 149 145 148 --
-- Jay Cutler, QB CHI -- -- -- 137 140
-- James White, RB NE -- 131 -- -- --
-- Jordan Cameron, TE MIA -- -- -- -- 132
-- Charles Clay, TE MIA -- -- -- -- 133
-- Jared Cook, TE BUF -- -- -- -- 134
-- Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB NYJ -- -- -- -- 135
-- Sammie Coates, WR PIT -- -- 136 -- --
-- Kendall Wright, WR TEN -- -- 137 -- --
-- Joe Flacco, QB BAL 141 150 -- 150 --
-- Rishard Matthews, WR TEN -- -- -- -- 139
-- Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE TB -- -- 139 -- --
-- Kenny Stills, WR MIA -- 142 -- -- --
-- Alex Smith, QB KC 142 -- -- -- --
-- Will Tye, TE NYG -- -- -- -- 142
-- Christine Michael, RB SEA -- 143 -- -- --
-- Terrance Williams, WR DAL -- -- 143 -- --
-- Tyler Boyd, WR CIN -- 147 -- -- --
-- Shane Vereen, RB NYG 149 -- 149 -- --
-- Darren Sproles, RB PHI -- -- -- 147 --
-- DeAndre Washington, RB OAK 148 -- -- -- --

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