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Ranking the top 150 players in standard fantasy leagues

The SB Nation crew ranks the top 150 players in standard leagues heading into the 2018 NFL season. Check out our full 2018 Fantasy Football Draft guide!

Editor’s update: Derrius Guice suffered a knee injury in his preseason debut. Initially reported as an MCL sprain, Washington has since announced that the injury is a torn ACL. This injury ends Guice’s rookie season before it begins. Samaje Perine is likely to get more of Washington’s rushing work, while Chris Thompson will be the primary pass catcher.

The 2018 fantasy football season is almost here, which means you’ll soon be in your league’s fantasy draft attempting to build a title-winning team. That will begin with whichever selection you have in Round 1, which, as usual, will be loaded with great running backs from which to choose.

This is actually one of the deeper classes of proven backs that will go in the first round of most drafts. Le’Veon Bell and Todd Gurley top the list, followed by Ezekiel Elliott, Kareem Hunt, and Devonta Freeman. All of them have finished in the top three of scoring among running backs at least once in their career.

If you choose to go wide receiver with your first pick, there are some worthy first-round options in Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, and DeAndre Hopkins to pick from.

The way this year is shaping up, your first-round pick needs to be either a running back or receiver, as there aren’t any tight ends or quarterbacks worthy of a first-round pick in most standard leagues. Quarterback especially has a lot of value outside of the top guys, and you can get a reliable starter in the middle rounds like Alex Smith, Philip Rivers, Kirk Cousins, and Deshaun Watson.

Top 150 overall rankings, standard leagues (preseason)

(JM: Jason Marcum; DG: Derek Gordon; SK: Scott Kaliska; AW: Alex Welch)

Top 150 standard fantasy football rankings

Rk Consensus Pos Tm JM DG SK AW
Rk Consensus Pos Tm JM DG SK AW
1 Todd Gurley II RB LAR 1 1 1 1
2 Ezekiel Elliott RB DAL 3 2 3 4
3 Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 2 7 2 2
4 David Johnson RB ARI 4 3 4 5
5 Antonio Brown WR PIT 5 4 5 3
6 DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU 6 5 6 6
7 Odell Beckham Jr. WR NYG 7 9 9 9
8 Julio Jones WR ATL 11 6 10 8
9 Alvin Kamara RB NO 8 12 7 10
10 Saquon Barkley RB NYG 9 18 8 7
11 Kareem Hunt RB KC 10 14 11 14
12 Keenan Allen WR LAC 16 8 16 13
13 Melvin Gordon RB LAC 12 15 12 15
14 Leonard Fournette RB JAC 13 17 13 12
15 Michael Thomas WR NO 14 11 14 18
16 A.J. Green WR CIN 15 13 17 16
17 Dalvin Cook RB MIN 17 21 15 11
18 Davante Adams WR GB 18 16 18 17
19 Devonta Freeman RB ATL 20 26 19 19
20 Doug Baldwin WR SEA 25 10 27 23
21 Mike Evans WR TB 21 23 21 24
22 T.Y. Hilton WR IND 27 19 24 21
23 Rob Gronkowski TE NE 24 20 22 26
24 Jordan Howard RB CHI 23 25 20 25
25 Adam Thielen WR MIN 32 31 28 20
26 Travis Kelce TE KC 29 27 29 27
27 Jerick McKinnon RB SF 22 46 23 22
28 Christian McCaffrey RB CAR 19 35 26 33
29 Stefon Diggs WR MIN 33 22 30 29
30 Aaron Rodgers QB GB 31 37 36 32
31 Derrius Guice RB WAS 36 42 32 28
32 Joe Mixon RB CIN 28 54 25 31
33 LeSean McCoy RB BUF 26 41 33 39
34 Amari Cooper WR OAK 37 24 34 45
35 Tyreek Hill WR KC 39 30 31 42
36 Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 35 29 38 41
37 Kenyan Drake RB MIA 30 39 43 36
38 Alshon Jeffery WR PHI 38 32 40 40
39 Demaryius Thomas WR DEN 42 38 41 35
40 Alex Collins RB BAL 34 58 35 30
41 Allen Robinson WR CHI 41 52 37 34
42 Josh Gordon WR CLE 46 34 50 37
43 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT 48 28 45 49
44 Jay Ajayi RB PHI 45 43 42 43
45 Zach Ertz TE PHI 40 47 39 57
46 Golden Tate WR DET 47 36 49 52
47 Marvin Jones Jr. WR DET 52 49 47 44
48 Tom Brady QB NE 49 45 53 47
49 Lamar Miller RB HOU 50 56 46 46
50 Brandin Cooks WR LAR 55 40 48 60
51 Derrick Henry RB TEN 43 59 44 58
52 Russell Wilson QB SEA 53 53 52 51
53 Rashaad Penny RB SEA 44 86 51 38
54 Michael Crabtree WR BAL 67 44 65 62
55 Deshaun Watson QB HOU 62 68 60 54
56 Dion Lewis RB TEN 56 61 57 71
57 Chris Hogan WR NE 77 60 63 50
58 Ronald Jones II RB TB 66 80 59 48
59 Marshawn Lynch RB OAK 68 63 62 61
60 Jarvis Landry WR CLE 72 48 64 74
61 Sammy Watkins WR KC 71 55 61 72
62 Emmanuel Sanders WR DEN 84 33 74 70
63 Royce Freeman RB DEN 54 101 55 56
64 Pierre Garçon WR SF 79 57 71 59
65 Cam Newton QB CAR 59 97 58 53
66 Corey Davis WR TEN 70 67 67 66
67 Drew Brees QB NO 74 65 68 64
68 Carson Wentz QB PHI 58 88 73 55
69 Robert Woods WR LAR 64 71 75 65
70 Devin Funchess WR CAR 69 69 76 63
71 Mark Ingram RB NO 51 111 54 68
72 Delanie Walker TE TEN 75 50 78 81
73 Greg Olsen TE CAR 63 72 66 84
74 Rex Burkhead RB NE 80 51 80 76
75 Tevin Coleman RB ATL 61 83 69 75
76 Sony Michel RB NE 65 106 56 69
77 Cooper Kupp WR LAR 82 64 83 80
78 Jimmy Graham TE GB 60 107 72 78
79 Isaiah Crowell RB NYJ 89 62 84 88
80 Kyle Rudolph TE MIN 81 84 81 79
81 Randall Cobb WR GB 91 75 87 77
82 Robby Anderson WR NYJ 85 74 79 95
83 Kirk Cousins QB MIN 73 121 77 67
84 Matthew Stafford QB DET 76 108 86 73
85 DeVante Parker WR MIA 82 85 96 83
86 Kerryon Johnson RB DET 90 79 85 92
87 Evan Engram TE NYG 57 131 70 91
88 Marlon Mack RB IND 78 103 82 89
89 Jamison Crowder WR WAS 97 73 91 93
90 C.J. Anderson RB CAR 95 66 90 115
91 Marquise Goodwin WR SF 96 87 89 98
92 Jamaal Williams RB GB 86 102 88 96
93 Chris Thompson RB WAS 93 81 99 105
94 Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 88 116 95 82
95 Carlos Hyde RB CLE 92 70 94 137
96 Julian Edelman WR NE 124 78 107 90
97 Trey Burton TE CHI 102 82 97 118
98 Jordy Nelson WR OAK 98 90 108 109
99 Andrew Luck QB IND 110 117 93 86
100 Duke Johnson Jr. RB CLE 87 98 104 117
101 Sterling Shepard WR NYG 100 100 103 107
102 Marqise Lee WR JAC 115 76 113 108
103 Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF 103 105 105 100
104 Philip Rivers QB LAC 99 123 98 94
105 Nelson Agholor WR PHI 109 93 102 110
106 Nick Chubb RB CLE 104 96 112 104
107 Tarik Cohen RB CHI 107 89 100 124
108 Will Fuller V WR HOU 94 -- 92 85
109 Marcus Mariota QB TEN 105 112 119 87
110 Jared Goff QB LAR 108 110 116 103
111 DeSean Jackson WR TB 106 95 128 114
112 Matt Ryan QB ATL 111 122 111 101
113 Jack Doyle TE IND 118 91 120 120
114 Aaron Jones RB GB 113 119 114 106
115 Rishard Matthews WR TEN 139 113 109 97
116 Patrick Mahomes QB KC 112 127 117 102
117 Kelvin Benjamin WR BUF 116 -- 106 99
118 Josh Doctson WR WAS 114 114 127 121
119 George Kittle TE SF 121 132 118 112
120 Jordan Reed TE WAS 125 130 110 119
121 Ty Montgomery RB GB 127 99 125 133
122 Kenny Stills WR MIA 117 -- 101 116
123 Alex Smith QB WAS 120 118 121 128
124 Dak Prescott QB DAL 119 124 124 125
125 Giovani Bernard RB CIN 132 94 130 136
126 Allen Hurns WR DAL 123 -- 115 111
127 Cameron Meredith WR NO 101 -- 132 127
128 Martavis Bryant WR OAK 136 92 -- 134
129 Bilal Powell RB NYJ 134 129 133 123
130 Mohamed Sanu WR ATL -- 77 146 --
131 LeGarrette Blount RB DET 133 120 143 132
132 Latavius Murray RB MIN 142 104 136 --
133 O.J. Howard TE TB 122 135 129 148
134 Devontae Booker RB DEN 131 -- 123 131
135 David Njoku TE CLE 126 141 126 143
136 Derek Carr QB OAK 141 128 145 129
137 Tyler Lockett WR SEA -- 109 137 --
138 Theo Riddick RB DET 135 126 144 146
139 D.J. Moore WR CAR 129 -- 131 141
140 Tyler Eifert TE CIN 130 148 139 138
141 Chris Carson RB SEA 146 125 134 --
142 Mitchell Trubisky QB CHI 140 139 141 140
143 Doug Martin RB OAK 147 115 -- --
144 D'Onta Foreman RB HOU 128 -- 140 145
145 Mike Williams WR LAC -- -- -- 113
146 Kenny Golladay WR DET 144 -- 122 --
147 Jameis Winston QB TB -- 137 -- 130
148 Corey Clement RB PHI 137 -- 135 147
149 Blake Bortles QB JAC 143 -- 142 135
150 Cameron Brate TE TB 138 147 138 --
-- Case Keenum QB DEN -- -- -- 122
-- Ted Ginn Jr. WR NO -- -- -- 126
-- Eli Manning QB NYG -- 136 -- 142
-- Andy Dalton QB CIN -- 140 -- 139
-- Benjamin Watson TE NO -- 133 -- --
-- Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE JAC -- 134 -- --
-- Josh McCown QB NYJ -- 138 -- --
-- James White RB NE 149 -- 148 144
-- Charles Clay TE BUF 148 143 -- 150
-- Ricky Seals-Jones TE ARI -- 142 -- --
-- Calvin Ridley WR ATL 145 -- -- 149
-- Austin Hooper TE ATL -- 144 -- --
-- Jared Cook TE OAK -- 145 -- --
-- Virgil Green TE LAC -- 146 -- --
-- Eric Ebron TE IND -- -- 147 --
-- Jake Butt TE DEN -- 149 -- --
-- Paul Richardson WR WAS -- -- 149 --
-- Dez Bryant WR FA -- -- 150 --
-- Blake Jarwin TE DAL -- 150 -- --
-- Hayden Hurst TE BAL 150 -- -- --