Chet Gresham's 2018 Fantasy Rankings



Published 2/20/2018 12:00 AM

By Chet Gresham

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  • 46. Chris Thompson, (RB No. 20) RB, Redskins. Bye: 9.

    The Redskins don't look like they are going to make a move for a new running back, so they will have Samaje Perine, Rob Kelley and Thompson. One of these guys is not like the other. You guessed right, it's Thompson, who is a dynamic open-field player. I like his chances to put up good numbers with those other two as his competition for touches.

  • 47. Allen Robinson, (WR No. 21) WR, Jaguars. Bye: 5.

    It looks like the Jaguars will tag Robinson, which is not good for his fantasy prospects, but he's good enough to put up strong numbers even on a run-first team with a sub-par quarterback.

  • 48. Dez Bryant, (WR No. 22) WR, Cowboys. Bye: 7.

    Bryant looks like he's lost about three steps, but he's still a bully on contested throws and will be in a good offense.




  • 49. Demaryius Thomas, (WR No. 23) WR, Broncos. Bye: 11.

    Thomas' fantasy fate will rely on who John Elway can bring in to be quarterback. If it's Kirk Cousins, I'm on board with Thomas this season.

  • 50. Dion Lewis, (RB No. 21) RB, Patriots. Bye: 9.

    Lewis should be able to find a team in free agency that will commit to use him more than the Patriots did early in the season. Of course, the Patriots were a special offense that helped him, but as the lead back on many other teams, I'd feel safer than if he were competing with three other backs, like he was in New England.

  • 51. Zach Ertz, (TE No. 3) TE, Eagles. Bye: 4.

    Ertz has similar upside to the top two tight ends here, but he also ha more competition for targets. As long as Philadelphia remains a pass-heavy offense, I expect Ertz to be consistent, which is extremely tough for tight ends not named Gronkowski and Olsen in recent years.


  • 52. Golden Tate, (WR No. 24) WR, Lions. Bye: 10.

  • 53. Duke Johnson, (RB No. 22) RB, Browns. Bye: 13.

    Isaiah Crowell will hit the bricks, which could help Johnson, but the Browns could also draft Saquon Barkley, which would kill Johnson's fantasy hopes and dreams.

  • 54. Jordy Nelson, (WR No. 25) WR, Packers. Bye: 4.

    If the Packers keep Nelson, he has a lot of touchdown upside with Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball, but Davante Adams is the new No. 1 receiver and Nelson looks to have slowed down.


  • 55. Jay Ajayi, (RB No. 23) RB, Eagles. Bye: 4.

  • 56. Josh Gordon, (WR No. 26) WR, Browns. Bye: 13.

  • 57. Cam Newton, (QB No. 5) QB, Panthers. Bye: 7.

    Carolina's coaching staff says they will let Newton run, which means I'm on board with him as a top fantasy player. He's too inconsistent, but when he hits, he's helping your fake football team.


  • 58. Lamar Miller, (RB No. 24) RB, Texans. Bye: 9.

  • 59. Greg Olsen, (TE No. 4) TE, Panthers. Bye: 7.

    Olsen could be a value play this season, as his injury pretty much took away his whole 2017 and he's likely to once again be a top-two target in a good offense. Age and injuries are a concern, but I don't think we'll see a big decline from him.

  • 60. Michael Crabtree, (WR No. 27) WR, Raiders. Bye: 10.


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