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Fantasy Football: Top 150 Update And Who Not To Draft

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Fantasy football drafts aren’t just about who to take. They’re also about who to avoid.

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I have some major changes to my Top 150 Fantasy Football Big Board from last week after some major injuries, depth chart changes and some clarity for several teams after the third preseason games. I will have an updated list down below, but first here are some players who will most probably not make my fantasy teams this upcoming weekend.

Who Not To Draft

  • Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson: I was low on him before QB Teddy Bridgewater injured his knee. Now, along with his age, I do not think he will be a top-five fantasy RB.
  • Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant: I was worried about him knowing Cowboys QB Tony Romo had no chance to play 16 games and his play last year wasn’t exceptional. While I like Prescott, the real season will be a huge wake-up call.
  • Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles: I had projected RB Spencer Ware taking at least 45% of the carries. Now word of a delayed ACL recovery has me very wary of drafting him in first three rounds.
  • Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas: I see the Broncos as a very run-heavy team and have very little faith in apparent starting QB Trevor Siemian.
  • Tennessee Titans RB Demarco Murray: This is the perfect offense for him. The problem is he looks like the second-best RB on the team after Derrick Henry.
  • Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton: I see him regressing in rushing touchdowns. I rarely take a QB where he is going in most other drafts.
  • Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck: It is not about the talent. I just don’t see him holding up behind that awful offensive line.
  • Miami Dolphins RB Arian Foster: He looked slow last year, coming off an injury that many do not come back well and his age makes him a late round flyer at best for me.
  • Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer: I cannot get the visions of his meltdown in the playoffs last year out of my head. He looked shaky as well in the preseason. I have many other late QB options that I like better.
  • Chicago Bears WR Kevin White: I was down on him before the injury last year. Rarely do one-year wonders in college come into the NFL and excel. Now with this injury and slow learning curve, I want nothing to do with him.
Rank Prev Rank Player pos team
1 2 Antonio Brown WR PIT
2 1 Odell Beckham WR NYG
3 3 Julio Jones WR ATL
4 4 Todd Gurley RB LAR
5 5 David Johnson RB ARI
6 7 Allen Robinson WR JAC
7 8 DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU
8 13 A.J. Green WR CIN
9 6 Lamar Miller RB HOU
10 14 Le'Veon Bell RB PIT
11 10 Ezekiel Elliott RB DAL
12 11 Adrian Peterson RB MIN
13 15 Mark Ingram RB NO
14 12 Rob Gronkowski TE NE
15 16 Doug Martin RB TB
16 18 Keenan Allen WR SD
17 19 Eddie Lacy RB GB
18 9 Devonta Freeman RB ATL
19 24 Jordy Nelson WR GB
20 21 Mike Evans WR TB
21 22 Amari Cooper WR OAK
22 25 LeSean McCoy RB BUF
23 27 Brandon Marshall WR NYJ
24 31 C.J. Anderson RB DEN
25 28 Alshon Jeffery WR CHI
26 20 Dez Bryant WR DAL
27 29 Randall Cobb WR GB
28 30 Jeremy Maclin WR KC
29 17 Jamaal Charles RB KC
30 32 Sammy Watkins WR BUF
31 23 Thomas Rawls RB SEA
32 39 Jeremy Hill RB CIN
33 35 Brandin Cooks WR NO
34 34 T.Y. Hilton WR IND
35 35 Jordan Reed TE WAS
36 38 Kelvin Benjamin WR CAR
37 26 Demaryius Thomas WR DEN
38 45 Matt Forte RB NYJ
39 42 Eric Decker WR NYJ
40 37 Carlos Hyde RB SF
41 47 Jeremy Langford RB CHI
42 46 DeMarco Murray RB TEN
43 61 Melvin Gordon RB SD
44 57 Donte Moncrief WR IND
45 40 Jonathan Stewart RB CAR
46 49 Doug Baldwin WR SEA
47 44 Julian Edelman WR NE
48 51 Cam Newton QB CAR
49 36 Latavius Murray RB OAK
50 52 DeAngelo Williams RB PIT
51 55 Aaron Rodgers QB GB
52 56 Russell Wilson QB SEA
53 58 Emanuel Sanders Wr DEN
54 41 Michael Floyd WR ARI
55 59 Golden Tate WR DET
56 60 Greg Olsen TE CAR
57 66 Ryan Mathews RB PHI
58 62 Drew Brees QB NO
59 69 Rashad Jennings RB NYG
60 63 Jarvis Landry WR MIA
61 50 Ameer Abdullah RB DET
62 53 Jordan Matthews WR PHI
63 48 Frank Gore RB IND
64 43 John Brown WR ARI
65 65 Giovani Bernard RB CIN
66 67 Matt Jones RB WAS
67 70 Marvin Jones WR DET
68 71 Michael Crabtree WR OAK
69 54 Duke Johnson RB CLE
70 75 Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI
71 76 Andrew Luck QB IND
72 77 Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT
73 82 Blake Bortles QB JAC
74 78 Kirk Cousins QB WAS
75 79 Eli Manning QB NYG
76 94 Spencer Ware RB KC
77 66 Delanie Walker TE TEN
78 68 Travis Kelce TE KC
79 86 Derrick Henry RB TEN
80 80 Chris Ivory RB JAC
81 120 DeSean Jackson WR WAS
82 64 Coby Fleener TE NO
83 104 Willie Snead WR NO
84 98 Julius Thomas TE JAC
85 81 Arian Foster RB MIA
86 72 Josh Gordon WR CLE
87 97 T.J. Yeldon RB JAC
88 73 Tyler Lockett WR SEA
89 84 Javorius Allen RB BAL
90 85 Tom Brady QB NE
91 87 LeGarrette Blount RB NE
92 88 DeVante Parker WR MIA
93 103 Derek Carr QB OAK
94 89 Travis Benjamin WR SD
95 90 Danny Woodhead RB SD
96 91 Stefon Diggs WR MIN
97 92 Jay Ajayi RB MIA
98 121 Sterling Shepard WR NYG
99 93 Philip Rivers QB SD
100 124 Tevin Coleman RB ATL
101 117 Charles Sims RB TB
102 95 Allen Hurns WR JAC
103 96 Torrey Smith WR SF
104 110 DeAndre Washington RB OAK
105 109 Tyrod Taylor QB BUF
106 99 Devontae Booker RB DEN
107 100 Gary Barnidge TE CLE
108 83 Carson Palmer QB ARI
109 135 Jerick McKinnon RB MIN
110 101 Tavon Austin WR LAR
111 Vincent Jackson WR TB
112 74 Kevin White WR CHI
113 102 Matthew Stafford QB DET
114 148 Tajae Sharp WR TEN
115 119 Devin Funchess WR CAR
116 105 Zach Ertz TE PHI
117 Will Fuller WR HOU
118 106 Christine Michael RB SEA
119 107 Justin Forsett RB BAL
120 108 Andy Dalton QB CIN
121 111 Cameron Artis-Payne RB CAR
122 112 Jameis Winston QB TB
123 113 Steve Smith WR BAL
124 114 Mohamed Sanu WR ATL
125 116 Isaiah Crowell RB CLE
126 118 Corey Coleman WR CLE
127 Alfred Morris RB DAL
128 134 Chris Hogan WR NE
129 122 James Starks RB GB
130 123 Kamar Aiken WR BAL
131 125 Bilal Powell RB NYJ
132 Robert Kelly RB WAS
133 126 Tim Hightower RB NO
134 128 James White RB NE
135 129 Darren Sproles RB PHI
136 130 Markus Wheaton WR PIT
137 131 Charcandrick West RB KC
138 132 Jermaine Kearse WR SEA
139 136 Martellus Bennett TE NE
140 137 Jimmy Graham TE SEA
141 138 Michael Thomas WR NO
142 Robert Turbin RB IND
143 Antonio Gates TE SD
144 133 Tyler Boyd WR CIN
145 139 C.J. Prosise RB SEA
146 140 Matt Ryan QB ATL
147 150 Darren McFadden RB DAL
148 141 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE TB
149 Marcus Mariota QB TEN
150 142 Terrance West RB Bal

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Fantasy Mike