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JMB's 2018 Half-PPR Tiered Rankings
Published at 8/10/2018
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Over 75 players, 16 tiers. How this works is that I will rank my top players in a half-ppr setting (the best and only way to play, you scrubs) and place them in tiers.

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Tier 1: Fats, oils and sweets

1. Todd Gurley (RB1): "EVEN MORE attempts, if you could imagine."
This probably isn't news to most, as most experts (including our overlord Walter) have him slotted in the same position. I'm not going to sit here and preach that he's better or not than Bell. However, I will say that he is in safe position for a repeat of last year. The Rams did not add any competition in the backfield, and is still running behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. The Rams also improved their defense significantly, which could allow Gurley EVEN MORE attempts, if you could imagine. This combination of safety, stability, production and opportunity is why I have him slotted at the number 1 spot.

2. Ezekiel Elliott (RB2): "best season to date"
I will probably catch some shit for being a little biased, as a Dallas-native. However, I truly believe that Ezekiel Elliott will have his best season to date this year. The only real issue I have with this pick is that the Dallas defense is well... not good, as always. This could mean opportunities coul trend down in blowout games in which the Cowboys feel forced to throw. Those who are concerned that Dez's departure will cause more defenses to stack the box, teams have not been shy to stack against Zeke in the past. I also think that Allen Hurns and Michael Gallup will help alleviate the pressure more so than Dez and T-Will did in previous years. Opposing defenses have always stacked the box against him.

3. David Johnson (RB3): "needs to continue to make magic happen to hold this offense afloat."
I'm not really concerned about a wrist injury, as he has had plenty of time to heal. What I am worried about is the state of the Cardinals offensive line, which is among the worst in the NFL. David Johnson needs to continue to make magic happen to hold this offense afloat. Sam Bradford is not worth the money that was thrown at him, and will get pummeled behind this awful Arizona offensive line. I envision Josh Rosen taking over at some point, after this season is dead in the water. While Johnson's floor is as high as any in tier 1, it is hard for me to imagine his ceiling as anything near Gurley, Elliott, or Bell.

Tier 2: Tiers In Heaven

4. Antonio Brown (WR1): "(see Le'veon Bell)"
In the scenario of a Steelers collapse (see Le'veon Bell) Antonio Brown will be hurting, just not as much as Bell would. My expectation is that QB play will hold him back on many occasions this season. Because of this, I find Brown to be a risky first-round pick. When you also consider the onslaught of RBs that will nearly certainly go early, the risk becomes harsher. Grabbing a WR in the first-round significantly lowers the talent pool available at RB for your team. All this being said, even in the event of a Steelers collapse he should still be worthy of a start, and should see the ball plenty. His ceiling is still sky high, as always. Just like Bell, the talent demands it.

5. Le'Veon Bell (RB4): "I'm not going to sit."
Yeah, yeah, holdout, shmoldout. Bell himself said "I'm not going to sit." The Steelers have failed to sign Bell to a long-term contract, but Bell has also promised 2018 would be his best year to date. High praise. If he intends on that being the case, he will be playing week 1. The Steelers did not add viable help in the backfield, so it seems Bell is in for another bell-cow season. Regardless, there are a couple reasons I had chosen to put him behind many. While the Pittsburgh defense will continue to meddle on the higher end of mediocrity, I think that this is the year Ben Roethlisberger may drag down his offense. While there should still be plenty of attempts for Bell, it may not be as pretty as past seasons. In the event of a Big Fat Ben collapse, this team could go rest-mode in the later weeks, impacting fantasy performance. This is all kind of a hot take, but if Pittsburgh is knocked out of the playoffs and Mason Rudolph sees the field it is very possible Le'Veon will see less work.Bell has confirmed that he isn't likely to be with the Steelers organization after this season, so there is also a possibility that Tomlin loses his patience with Bell in a losing season. All this being said, when he sees the field and gets the touches he should still end up as a high-end RB1. Of course, if the Steelers do remain in playoff contention, Bell will be among the top in the league. Still, the risk is there and not enough to place him in the same company as Gurley, Johnson, and Zeke.

6. Leonard Fournette (RB5): "he is an ABSOLUTE BEAST."
Here is the first time that I heavily stray from most analysts, and I'm prepared to hear plenty of comments questioning my sanity. Obviously having Bortles as a QB is less than optimal, but the team bolstered it's offensive line with the Norwell addition. They also added Seferian-Jenkins and Moncrief to help fill in roles left by Hurns, Thomas and Robinson. The Jaguars defense is the best in the league and should allow Fournette to get some extra touches throughout the season. I forgot to mention that he is an ABSOLUTE BEAST. The downside is that his ankles have been the subject of plenty of conversations, dating back to his LSU days. Last year, there were some games he missed. There were also some plays that he hobbled off the field. This doesn't concern me as much as some, clearly, as I have him slotted at #5. He has slimmed down some weight to help take the load off his ankle, and he has had success in the past dealing with the issue. Unless his leg falls off, I don't expect him to miss any games, outside of a possible late-season rest.

Tier 3: Meat & Fish

7. Alvin Kamara (RB6): "This isn't bad news for Kamara, actually."
I'm a huge believer that New Orleans will be reigniting the passing game this year. Drew Brees and the Saints haven't thrown less attempts per game (33.5) since 2005. That's 12 seasons ago! If you compare last season to the three before it, you'll find that there is tremendous room for the passing game to improve. Brees was the league leader each year. This isn't bad news for Kamara, actually. He has good hands and the ability to create space on most backs. Kamara is the preferred back on Sean Payton's passing plays, as well. On top of it all, when Ingram comes off his suspension (on a contract-year, i might add) he may very well be in the doghouse, especially if Kamara performs as expected. Kamara is a very versatile back who the Saints already know they can utilize in a variety of ways. It should make for a very exciting season.

8. Melvin Gordon (RB7): "similar to Gordon's previous season. Which is a good thing, by the way."
Melvin Gordon is the poor man's Todd Gurley. We KNOW he's not elite. We know he will, regardless, get the touches. Just like Gurley, I'm not going to sit here and tell you that he is more talented than Kareem Hunt, or Saquon Barkley. I will, however, tell you that he is in a perfect position to repeat the performance he gave last year. The difference between Gurley and Gordon is still huge. Gordon is on a team that is unlikely to make a legitimate playoff appearance. Gordon is also on a team with a lower-tier offensive line. The Chargers defense is legitimately in the top end of defenses this year, which should provide plenty of opportunity for Gordon to run. I imagine this will level out, very similar to Gordon's previous season. Which is a good thing, by the way.

9. Kareem Hunt (RB8): "sure to get his fair share of the pie."
We can talk all day about Andy Reid and his intention to use a 60/30/10 approach, because it's a valid argument. However, Hunt is the backbone of a revamped offense that can capitalize heavily on spreading the field. When you have Hunt's skill-set, this is great news. Kareem Hunt should see a more relaxed defensive approach towards him this year. I believe that the Chiefs are going to be one of the highest-scoring teams in the league this year, and Hunt is sure to get his fair share of the pie. West is simply not good enough to earn the lion's share of carries, and Ware looks recovered but is an injury liability.

10. Saquon Barkley (RB9): "Much like Johnson and Bell, it's up to him to carry his offense this year."
Saquon's ranking above Antonio Brown is solely reliant on the fact that stable RB's are extremely scarce beyond the first two rounds. If you took Antonio Brown in the first 5 picks, it seems you will have a rough year at the position. Beyond that, Barkley has the same issues as Bell and Johnson: Questionable QBs, and a team that is unlikely to make a playoff push because of it. On top of that, the Giants offensive line is one of the least attractive in the league. The defense isn't much better. This may lead to a very mediocre season for Barkley. Much like Johnson and Bell, it's up to him to carry his offense this year. I don't have his ceiling very high, but it is clear that the Giants intend on using Barkley early, often, and throughout. Poor guy.

Tier 4: The over-looked

11. Julio Jones (WR2): "a plentiful amount of targets"
He is, by far, Matt Ryan's favorite target, just like he has been for the last half decade. He will continue to receive a plentiful amount of targets in each game. He has consistently been in the top-10 WR discussion at the ends of those seasons, even though he only scored 3 TDs last year. Atlanta grabbed Calvin Ridley in the draft, but they lost Taylor Gabriel. This may help Julio by taking some pressure off of him in the red zone. I could still see a slight reduction in production from Jones, but if he stays healthy, the sky is the limit. There is a small concern about his durability, but it doesn't concern me enough to drop him on this list. If he is on the field, he is a WR1.

12. Devonta Freeman (RB10): "the Falcons organization values him."
This offseason, Freeman got paid. This year he will make more than any RB not named Le'Veon Bell, who's pushing for a long-term contract while on the tag this season. This speaks volumes about how the Falcons organization values him. While Tevin Coleman hasn't gone anywhere, we know that both backs can succeed on this offense at the same time. While Coleman will likely seem more of the passing downs, Freeman will be the one to punch it through the line more often. He should hold a similar value than last year, if not better. Freeman suffered a sprain in his knee late last season, but it was not serious enough to require surgery. In May, he claimed his knee was not 100% yet, but also said that it was getting better by the day. It seems like the organization didn't want to push his recovery very hard, and that decision could be well-rewarded if it means he's back to tip-top shape by week 1.

13. Michael Thomas (WR3): "If you are risk-adverse then look no further than him."
I already spoke a little bit about what I believe the Saints' offense will be doing this year (see Alvin Kamara.) If the passing offense has a bounce back season, Thomas will be the first in line to benefit. His first two seasons in the NFL have been spectacular. He managed to perform really well last year, when the Saints threw it the least since 2005. Assuming the Saints return to their passing ways, Michael Thomas will be a monster. His risk is low, and both his ceiling and floor are high. If you are risk-adverse (which you should be in the first few rounds) then look no further than him.

14. DeAndre Hopkins (WR4): "when someone is that talented they create opportunities"
DeAndre led the league in targets last year and it seems unlikely that he is due for a major regression. Will Fuller could compete for some of the targets, as he is healthier now, but it seems the Houston passing offense runs through Hopkins. There are obvious concerns about the how his QB's play will affect him, as Watson is coming off a gnarly injury. This, however, is somewhat of a non-factor to me. When looking at how Hopkins performed last year with his backup, the drop-off wasn't all that bad. He is one of the most talented WRs in the NFL, and when someone is that talented they create opportunities, regardless of the state of the man throwing the ball.

Tier 5:

15. Jerrick McKinnon (RB11): "McKinnon is there to be used."
I love McKinnon this year. While splitting time with Latavius Murray last year, he showed that he could make big plays, especially on passing downs. While he didn't really prove that he could be a workhorse, his role on the Vikings (post-Cook) showed much promise. McKinnon still has wheels and hands, and has shown that he can lead a team. In the games where he was used heavily, the Vikings just did not lose. This was enough for the 49ers to throw quite a bit of money at him in his new (front-loaded) contract. Shanahan loves to throw at his RBs and McKinnon should be no exception. Matt Breida and company are still on the roster, but Breida had trouble pushing for a large role behind Frank Gore last season, and I imagine it will be a similar situation this year. McKinnon is there to be used.

16. Odell Beckham Jr. (WR5): "He looks like nothing ever happened to his ankle."
His season-ending injury does not seem to have hampered him this off-season. He is continually impressing me in video clips of his workouts. He looks like nothing ever happened to his ankle. That being said, there is a possibility of re-injury, which means there is a risk in taking him. He is also stuck on a team that is sporting one of the worst offensive lines and QBs in the league. The Giants' lack of a defense counteracts that, for me, though. The Giants may find themselves trying to catch up in many late-game scenarios, and that is when the ball will be forced to him.

17. Keenan Allen (WR6): "He didn't just look healthy, he looked like one of the best receivers in the league."
I am, truthfully, not a huge fan of Phillip Rivers. Never have been. This season, I think Rivers has the potential to drag Keenan Allen down from last year's production. Keenan is extremely talented, though, and talent demands touches. After returning from an ACL, I was skeptical. It is really difficult for players to recover from such injuries, and I nearly always doubt a comeback until I see it on the field. I saw it watching Keenan play last year. He was extremely hard to cover and seemingly had no problem running and cutting at 100%. He played a full season and looked great the entire way through. From week 10 on, he was a stud, averaging over 8 receptions in those 7 match-ups, while scoring 5 TDs. He didn't just look healthy, he looked like one of the best receivers in the league.

Tier 6: Things are getting crowded.

18. Davante Adams (WR7): "Whoever Rodgers is throwing to is a WR1, normally."
Whoever Rodgers is throwing to is a top-10 fantasy WR, normally. We know that. Last year, Adams was not, even though he had the second most TDs in the NFL. Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson stayed healthy throughout the season, and Aaron Rodgers spread the ball accordingly. Jordy Nelson is gone now, and that frees up a lot of opportunities for both Adams and Cobb. The Packers are likely going to score a lot, again, and with the lack of a true running game, Adams is going to see a lot of that action.

19. Travis Kelce (TE1): "There is one thing that Kelce does that Gronk has issues with: staying healthy."
Let's face it: top tight-ends are at a premium this year. You COULD hope to find the next 'Evan Engram' OR you could pick the safest guy at the top. That's Travis Kelce, without a doubt. Rob Gronkowski is easily one of the most dominant pass-catchers in the NFL. Kelce isn't too far behind him, however. There is one thing that Kelce does that Gronk has issues with: staying healthy. This is a bit ironic, because Kelce suffered a concussion which caused him to miss the last game of the 2017 season. That's been the only game in the last 4 seasons. How many has Gronk missed in the same span? 12 (regular season) games.

20. Mike Evans (WR8): "I consider 2017 the floor for Mike."
I loved Mike Evans. Last year, maybe I loved him too much. I drafted him #8 overall, in my main league. I drafted him over Melvin Gordon. I drafted him over Devonta Freeman. This decision plagued me throughout the season, and it seemed to get worse as the season went on. In the last 9 games of his season, he caught one TD. Just one. Yet, here he his. I consider 2017 the floor for Mike. He is extremely talented and has the size and hops to be a dangerous red zone threat and it is up to the Buccaneers to find out how to take advantage of this. He's still young, healthy, fast and dangerous if he gets going. I believe Mike Evans will bounce back from his underwhelming 2017 performance, and if he doesn't at least we know his floor is a low-end WR2.

21. A.J. Green (WR9): "He could end up in the top-5 WRs again"
Age and regression are the tale of A.J. Green the last few years. That's the narrative that you'll hear from a lot of people this year. While there is merit to that conversation, the Bengals offensive woes were exceptionally bad last year. Green still ended just outside the WR1 conversation, and he played a full season. That speaks volumes about his talent, and his opportunity. I feel like there is a good shot that this is a bounce back season for Green. He could end up in the top-5 WRs again, as he used to frequently. The Bengals offense, while undergoing a coordinator change, may see more success in general this season. If Ross gets involved in the game, that should take pressure off of Green, as well. He will be fighting an uphill battle to stay among the elite this season, but Green should be more than up to the task.

Tier 7: Really more of a slit.

22. Dalvin Cook (RB12): "Not everyone can be Adrian Peterson."
This is a risky one for me, but if you have a chance to snag him at this area you could make out like a bandit. Dalvin Cook was a man on fire when he played. The ceiling is extremely high. Now, returning from an ACL injury, I want to see him play before consider him a top-20 pick. He is apparently working with his team, which is encouraging, but if he isn't in tip-top shape by the time the season begins his value will drop more. Regardless, he is going way too early in drafts and is one of those players I will be actively avoiding unless I see something special from him in the preseason. Not everyone can be Adrian Peterson. But if he recovers well, I may be eating my words around playoff time.

23. Jordan Howard (RB13): "It's still hard to say how much of a role he will have under Nagy."
The Bears can boast all day about Jordan Howard's improved hands and his ability to be a "three-down back". I believe it, I do, but it's unthinkable that Tarik Cohen won't be the primary pass-catching RB on this offense. Cohen is one of the best pass-catching backs in the league. It's also still hard to say how much of a role Howard or Cohen will have under Nagy. My bet is that Howard's workload will be similar to last year, if not a little smaller. All this said, Jordan Howard has been very impressive in his short career and should be usable throughout the season. He is a very safe pick that will likely be a solid RB2, but I don't expect anything earth-shattering.

24. Jay Ajayi (RB14): "The Eagles are going to loosen the binds on Jay."
Sure, Sproles is still there, in some capacity. So is Clement. Blount isn't, though! Jay still isn't going to catch many passes. He only had 16 receptions in the 10 games he played after his trade to the Eagles. He played the week after the trade, but you could tell that he was being held back. He was new to the system, why would they try to rush him onto the field? This year he is going to be the lead guy all season, according to coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles are going to loosen the binds on Jay. If you take a look back to the last season, Jay Ajayi scored one rushing TD in the regular season. There is almost certainly no chance that will happen again. Blount only had 2 TDs, but even that is low enough to raise eyebrows. I think Ajayi will take over any down that Blount had been used in, and I think Ajayi comes up big. The Eagles are a good team, and they will score points often. When they are at the 1-yard-line, they won't be using Clement, or Sproles. They'll look to Ajayi.

25. Stefon Diggs (WR10): "my money is on Diggs."
Both Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen are due for a good season, but one will likely outperform the other. It's hard to say which, but my money is on Diggs. They are both very talented possession WRs and will be the main options for new QB Kirk Cousins. Kirk should give a boost to this passing offense, and both Diggs and Thielen could benefit from it greatly. With Dalvin Cook coming back off an ACL injury, the Vikings could lean to a more pass-oriented offense this year.

Tier 8: Just your regular everyday normal gap

26. Alex Collins (RB15): "He will be among the least effective workhorses in the league."
As of today, the Ravens have failed to add a serious RB to contend with Collins. Obviously this is great news for Collins' value, as he will be the premier back in this system. He will be among the least effective workhorses in the league. Harsh words, I know. Except they really aren't THAT harsh. He had a great season with 4.6 YPC last season, and has shown he can be that workhorse. The Ravens see something in him, and they seem willing to hand him the keys. Kenneth Dixon will be returning, but it's yet to be seen how he performs returning from his torn MCL. If Dixon performs well, then Collins will likely be catching less passes. Ultimately, Collins will get loads of touches, and will likely see the goal-line work in Baltimore. That alone is enough to propel his performance to RB2 levels. If Melvin Gordon is the poor-man's Todd Gurley, then Alex Collins is the poor-man's Melvin Gordon.

27. Larry Fitzgerald (WR11): "stayed healthy throughout the past decade, missing only 2 games since the 2008 season."
Battery commercial idea: Grab a big bunny costume and throw Fitzy in it, call him the Energizer Larry. He was stunning last season after most analysts doubted him, including me. He has stayed healthy throughout the past decade, missing only 2 games since the 2008 season. This is extremely impressive for a man at his age and position. While Carson Palmer is officially gone, the Cardinals brought in Josh Rosen and Sam Bradford to fill his spot. Fitzgerald's performance may suffer a little bit during the transitory phase, but he should post WR2 numbers. There is a big drop-off in reliable receivers soon to come, and that only makes me want Larry more.

28. Tyreek Hill (WR12): "yet to be seen how the system will work with Mahomes under center."
Tyreek was the #4 WR overall last season in half-PPR, and the entire Chiefs offense was phenomenal. The most obvious change over this off-season was the departure of Alex Smith. While Patrick Mahomes is a formidable replacement, it is yet to be seen how the system will work with him under center. The Chiefs also added Sammy Watkins at WR2 which should provide favorable coverage to Hill, while potentially limiting the touches he would get on any given day. While a repeat of last years performance is certainly possible, I imagine there will be a slight reduction in performance through the early weeks of the season, while Kansas City is still sorting things out. He should still post borderline WR1 numbers at the end of the season, when it matters most. If your league gives points for KR/PR, Hill gets another

29. Christian McCaffrey (RB16): "Panthers will certainly continue to use their prized backfield receiver."
I honestly feel conflicted about McCaffrey. He had a great rookie season, in which he caught more TDs than he ran. That's not going to change, as the Panthers will certainly continue to use their prized backfield receiver. However, his competition has gotten tougher. Jonathan Stewart was replaced by C.J. Anderson, which is an improvement over old-man Stewart. While I'm not a huge fan of Anderson (who is?) the Carolina camp has brought him in to be the 'traditional' back in this offense, according to local reporters. This isn't too surprising, but it does limit the ceiling of McCaffrey. I expect a similar season to last year, with maybe some fewer rushes.

30. Aaron Rodgers (QB1): "first QB I'd take off the board."
This guy is probably not going to fall to this position in any drafts. He is still the first QB I'd take off the board. There's just so much depth at the QB position in fantasy that I don't like drafting QBs early. He had some personnel changes (Jordy Nelson/ Jimmy Graham) but I largely expect Rodgers to perform how he has his entire career: elite.

Tier 9: Like family

31. Adam Thielen (WR13): "perform similarly to last season."
Like I just said with Diggs, both of these guys are due for a good season. Thielen could outperform Diggs, like he has in the previous season. He is very talented, and could perform similarly to last season. With Kirk handling things, it should open things up for both. Of the two, I still think Diggs will have the better season and break out, but it would not surprise me if I was wrong.

32. Joe Mixon (RB17): "risk of being used in a timeshare with Gio"
Mixon is a guy with top-10 potential, for sure. When he gets the touches, he has shown to be worth it. However, Marvin Lewis being Marvin Lewis held him back last year. Lewis notoriously does not like to use rookies in his offense, and this really bit Mixon (and Ross) in the ass. This season he is expected to be the guy in Cincinnati, though they retained Giovani Bernard. However, Bernard is listed at the top of the depth chart thus far, and he's sure to steal some touches from Mixon. Last year Mixon had a (rounded) 60%/40% share with Bernard, and though Bernard outperformed Mixon in the timeshare, Bernard has a slim chance at pushing Mixon out of his share. This is largely due to the Bengals intention to use him conservatively, after Bernard's ACL tear in 2016. Mixon should be an RB2 with RB1 upside this season, but he comes at the risk of being used in a timeshare with Gio under a coach that seems to be offensively conservative in general.

33. Doug Baldwin (WR14): "his situation has changed for the better"
The thing I hate about Baldwin is that he will fall off the face of the planet randomly. Last year, in week 15, he posted 1 reception for a whopping total of 6 yards. Anyone who played him in the playoffs took a huge hit, and I would imagine most lost. I know it hurt me. Even though I got burned badly by Mr. Baldwin, I am more than willing to select him again this year. On top of the new offensive coordinator, his situation has changed for the better, and that means he has a good chance for at least 8 TDs again this year.  Also, with many of the top targets from last year leaving, the door for Baldwin is wide open. I would argue that he will have a much better season than last year, where it took a little bit for Russell Wilson to loosen up Once Wilson started looking like Wilson (around mid-season,) Baldwin played much better. I'm expecting the second-half of the season to be closer to what we will see this year. Recently, it has been announced he may miss the entire preseason. Even though Carroll is optimistic, this is a concern for me, and I have dropped him for it.

34. Rob Gronkowski (TE2): "This is the riskiest pick on this list, so far."
Gronk, time and time again, has flexed his muscles. Time and time again, his body can't handle it. This is the riskiest pick on this list, so far. You could argue that Dalvin Cook is more risky, but the RB position should have much more depth than the TE: You could play free agency and be able to find a suitable replacement. That's not true with elite TEs. When Gronk is on the field his talent is undeniable and he will be lighting up the scoreboard. When he isn't, you're screwed. Even if he stays on the field, regression is bound to happen, eventually. He very well may have another crazy season, but it's hard to imagine him matching his '11 or '14 seasons.

35. T.Y. Hilton (WR15): "large share of targets regardless of who is behind center."
This is going off the assumption that Andrew Luck looks good to go. If Luck looks bad, expect him to fall past 50, at least. Moncrief is gone, and he has a chance to take a large share of targets regardless of who is behind center. Still, though, that hasn't translated to consistency. His last season was a disappointment, but the entire Colts team was a travesty for much of the year. I'll give him a pass, but everyone interested in Hilton should be watching Luck in the weeks leading up to the season.

Tier 10: Oh, a quarterback? I thought you'd never ask!

36. Rashaad Penny (RB18): "I mean, who else do they have?"
Penny is in for a big year. The Seahawks, who have failed to build a worthy rushing attack since the Super Bowl XLIX incident. They decided to use a first round pick on him, when Derrius Guice was still available. They must've really liked him, and now he should be on the field as much as his body allows it. I mean, who else do they have? Chris Carson? Though the Hawks are opening camp Carson on top of the depth chart, he hasn't proven to be healthy yet. I don't see him holding off Penny for the starting job. Brian Schottenheimer has been brought in as the offensive coordinator for Seattle, and he loves to run. Penny will be behind a less than stellar offensive line, but he will be used a lot. Penny has fresh legs and great hands, which is something Seattle has not had in some time. I expect a great year once Pete Carroll gets rid of the training wheels.

37. Ronald Jones II (RB19): "Of the rookie running backs in this tier, Jones II has the highest floor."
Of the rookie running backs in this tier, Jones II has the highest floor. He will be involved in the Buccaneers offense throughout the season, starting in week 1. Peyton Barber will get some touches, no doubt, but I would be surprised and disappointed if he did not get at least 200 touches this year. There are some questions about his hands, but he should be involved in the rushing and passing game, and Tampa Bay will certainly give him the chance to prove himself. I think Jones II succeeds in that opportunity.

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