Training camps have begun, which means you’ll soon be in the midst of your league’s fantasy football draft. If you are fortunate enough to have the No. 1 pick, this will be one of the harder years to figure out who you should draft first. Todd Gurley led all running backs in fantasy scoring among running backs in 2017, though that was his first and only year to finish in the top five in PPR scoring leagues.
Over the last two years, no player has impacted fantasy teams than Le’Veon Bell, especially when it comes to PPR. During that span, Bell has caught a ridiculous 160 passes, the most among any running back. Unsurprisingly, he’s been the highest-scoring non-quarterback player during that span.
If you get the top pick in a PPR league, Bell is your best bet, especially now that he’ll play under the franchise tag for potentially the final time, making 2018 effectively a contract year for him.
If you choose to go wide receiver in Round 1, you’ll have an interesting debate between DeAndre Hopkins and Antonio Brown. Hopkins is the reigning scoring champ among receivers, but dating back to 2013, no receiver has scored more points than Brown in PPR leagues.
|Jason Marcum||Derek Gordon||Scott Kaliska||Alex Welch|
|1||Todd Gurley II, RB, Rams||Todd Gurley II, RB, Rams||Todd Gurley II, RB, Rams||Le'Veon Bell, RB, Steelers|
|2||Le'Veon Bell, RB, Steelers||Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys||Le'Veon Bell, RB, Steelers||Todd Gurley II, RB, Rams|
|3||Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys||David Johnson, RB, Cardinals||David Johnson, RB, Cardinals||David Johnson, RB, Cardinals|
|4||David Johnson, RB, Cardinals||Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers||Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers||Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers|
|5||Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans||Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys||Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys|
|6||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans||Julio Jones, WR, Falcons||Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints||Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants|
|7||Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants||Le'Veon Bell, RB, Steelers||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans||Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints|
|8||Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints||Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers||Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans|
|9||Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants||Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants||Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants||Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants|
|10||Kareem Hunt, RB, Chiefs||Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks||Julio Jones, WR, Falcons||Julio Jones, WR, Falcons|
|11||Julio Jones, WR, Falcons||Michael Thomas, WR, Saints||Michael Thomas, WR, Saints||Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers|
|12||Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers||Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints||Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers||Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings|
|13||Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars||A.J. Green, WR, Bengals||Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers||Kareem Hunt, RB, Chiefs|
|14||Michael Thomas, WR, Saints||Kareem Hunt, RB, Chiefs||Kareem Hunt, RB, Chiefs||Michael Thomas, WR, Saints|
|15||Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings||Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers||Davante Adams, WR, Packers||Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars|