EARLY top 150
posted Aug 08 2017, 09:34PM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NFL, Fantasy

The moon is out, the stars invite. I think I'll leave tonight.... It's early...so so early 


Fantasy Football is supposed to be fun. Please remember that. When you play the game, you’re playing a game. This is a game we play, just like athletes play on the field. If you feel the need to @ a player on twitter because they lost you a fantasy week, then maybe this game isn’t for you. We will offer you our best advice each week based upon matchups, weather, projections... a number of factors go into why we rank players where we do. I put in just as much work as the ESPN and NFL guys, you just don’t see my face on TV. You can listen to me, not listen to me... but please read the stories and always feel free to @ me on Twitter. Whether you hate what I have to say or love it. I will make every effort to respond.

Each week throughout the season, a weekly rankings will come out late Wednesday and be updated on Saturday. Except when the Saturday games begin, then it’ll be before those games start.. At the end of the day, you choose who you start, not me. You choose who to draft, you choose your team name and what funny antidote to make fun of someone or something. You have the freedom over your team. I have the freedom over these words. Don’t blame me or Aaron Rodgers if he is ranked #1 one week and has a terrible game, things happen. You can be mad that you lost a game… but remember this is just a game. Yea, sure, most of you reading this are playing for money and that adds a little flavor to your toast… but there are more important things in life than fantasy football. Life has taught me that this is a game, the NFL is a game, the High School baseball team  that I coach… it’s just a game. Sitting at home watching the Broncos with my family with my daughter on my lap… that’s life. Having a traditional shot of Jameson with my parents and wife before the first Broncos game each year, that’s life.

I’ve made friendships and burned bridges on twitter over fantasy football, but it’s all people I’ve never met and don’t know. The Lion doesn’t worry about the opinions of sheep. I am in no way a Lion, but if you call me an idiot on twitter every week I’m also not going to care.

I really hope you read through your league settings and find out the rules and scoring systems, especially if you’re in a different league or playing with a different group this year. I have ran into it in the past where people come up with questions in Week 7, that are clearly written in the rules but just haven’t come up yet and are upset about it. It’s not your league managers fault that you didn’t read the rules.

I will write my stories and rankings based upon PPR format, which is by far the most popular format on ESPN. If you have non-PPR question please by all means https://twitter.com/KingScally or https://twitter.com/IBNincarcerated. We make every effort to respond to everyone. Bob has hundreds of questions sent his way each day, so you may be better off getting an answer from me, but you may also want his advice and not mine. Whichever is fine. We’re not always on the same page too. He may think one guy is better than another. Just like Field Yates will have different rankings that The Talented Mr. Roto himself. We all have our own opinions, these stories are mine. Please read, enjoy and take everything I write with a grain of scallywag...  I’m here for the season, be sure to tip your waitress and tell me how wrong I am on Twitter. I appreciate when readers point out mistakes, because I’m human and they happen. I don’t appreciate being called an idiot for my opinions, but I’m 35, I can handle it. And we can discuss on twitter. I won’t block anyone… but we can debate all day if you want. I welcome it.

With that being said… here is this year's FIRST EDITION (to change at least twice) top 150. And this was written before the Cutler news and depending when published and if Zeke gets suspended that too…

Top 150 overall PPR. I am not including DST or kickers, draft who you want in your last two rounds. I was going to do top 200, but seriously after 150 were just taking a shot in the dark at someone at that point, or you know which sleeper you want, which QB you’re after. In a 10 team league it should be just DST and Kickers left anyways and in 12 team leagues just a bench guy or a flyer. Check out the overall position rankings for further.


1. Leveon Bell

2. Antonio Brown

3. David Johnson

4. Julio Jones

5. Odell Beckham Jr.

6. Ezekiel Elliott(Possible suspension)

7. Mike Evans

8. Jordy Nelson

9. LeSean McCoy

10. A.J. Green

11. Michael Thomas

12. T.Y. Hilton

13. Melvin Gordon

14. Jordan Howard

15. Dez Bryant

16. Devonta Freeman

17. Jay Ajayi

18. Alshon Jeffery

19. Rob Gronkowski

20. Demarco Murray

21. Keenan Allen

22. Demaryius Thomas

23. Amari Cooper

24. Leonard Fournette

25. DeAndre Hopkins

26. Lamar Miller

27. Brandin Cooks

28. Jordan Reed

29. Todd Gurley

30. Doug Baldwin

31. Isaiah Crowell

32. Jarvis Landry

33. Julian Edelman

34. Terrelle Pryor Sr.

35. Marshawn Lynch

36. Sammy Watkins

37. Christian McCaffrey

38. Aaron Rodgers

39. Golden Tate

40. Emmanuel Sanders

41. Travis Kelce

42. Davante Adams

43. Tom Brady

44. Michael Crabtree

45. Bilal Powell

46. Larry Fitzgerald

47. Allen Robinson

48. Carlos Hyde

49. Danny Woodhead

50. Jamison Crowder

51. Joe Mixon

52. Greg Olsen

53. TY Montgomery

54. Drew Brees

55. Tyreek Hill

56. Adrian Peterson

57. Frank Gore

58. Brandon Marshall

59. Dalvin Cook

60. Pierre Garcon

61. Mark Ingram

62. Stefon Diggs

63. Eric Decker

64. Matt Ryan

65. Martavis Bryant

66. Desean Jackson

67. Theo Riddick

68. Spencer Ware

69. Kelvin Benjamin

70. Delanie Walker

71. Andrew Luck

72. Eddie Lacy

73. Willie Snead

74. CJ Anderson

75. Jeremy Maclin

76. Donte Moncrief

77. Mike Gillislee

78. Paul Perkins

79. Ameer Abdullah

80. Kenny Britt

81. Tevin Coleman

82. Mike Wallace

83. Legarrette Blount

84. Tyrell Williams

85. Jordan Matthews

86. Tyler Eifert

87. Kyle Rudolph

88. Russell Wilson

89. Adam Thielen

90. Matt Forte

91. Devante Parker

92. John Brown

93. Duke Johnson Jr.

94. Robert Kelley

95. C.J. Prosise

96. Corey Davis

97. Cameron Meredith

98. Kareem Hunt

99. Terrance West

100. Cam Newton

101. Jimmy Graham

102. Jonathan Stewart

103. Doug Martin

104. Zach Ertz

105. Kirk Cousins

106. Corey Coleman

107. Darren Sproles

108. James White

109. Rishard Matthews

110. Giovani Bernard

111. Dak Prescott

112. Derrick Henry

113. Randall Cobb

114. Jacquizz Rodgers

115. Derek Carr

116. Robert Woods

117. Ted Ginn Jr.

118. Jameis Winston

119. Chris Thompson

120. Samaje Perine

121. Hunter Henry

122. Martellus Bennett

123. Josh Doctson

124. Jack Doyle

125. Tyrod Taylor

126. Jamaal Charles

127. Marcus Mariota

128. Anquan Boldin(will rise up this list)

129. Sterling Shepard

130. Marvin Jones

131. Eric Ebron(Now or never with him)

132. Latavius Murray(Dalvin Cook?)

133. Kevin White

134. Ben Roethlisberger

135. John Ross

136. Kenny Still(will rise up this list)

137. Thomas Rawls

138. Matthew Stafford

139. Philip Rivers

140. Rex Burkhead

141. Tavon Austin

142. Alvin Kamara

143. Marqise Lee

144. Shane Vereen

145. Charles Sims

146. Cole Beasley

147. Dion Lewis

148. DeAndre Washington

149. Jeremy Hill

150. Allen Hurns

I am going to be a huge Jay Cutler fan and the Miami offense will rival New England and Pittsburgh this year.

A lot of this list will change as injuries will happen, depth chart moves and pre-season play. I’ll update after every pre-season week. This is so early, it's August 8th and one pre-season game has been played. People have drafts all the time and they want information. Here is your ever changing information.

Chris Kapel
I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications emphasis Journalism. I also have a finance degree and working on my MBA. You...

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