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Josh Larky’s Week 18 Fantasy Rankings

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Below you’ll find my Week 18 fantasy rankings for points per reception (PPR) and half-PPR leagues. Included are my top-15 QB Rankings, top-45 RB Rankings, top-49 WR Rankings, top-21 TE Rankings and top-15 DST rankings.

For each player, you can view their ranking, matchup and implied team total, according to Vegas. For example, the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers have a Vegas game total of 49.5 with the Packers favored by 4.5 points (27 points implied for the Packers, 22.5 points implied for the Lions). Seeing the implied point totals can help you understand which games are projected to be high scoring.

xPPR (expected PPR points) is each player’s average expected fantasy points per game, based on their underlying usage.

No Giants or Buccaneers players were ranked this week. Both teams are expected to rest all their starters.

You’ll also notice that Chargers players are missing, too. They play after the Ravens-Bengals game, and a Bengals win guarantees the Chargers slot in as the No. 5 seed. The Ravens are not playing Tyler Huntley, JK Dobbins, or Mark Andrews this week, and the Bengals are 10-point favorites, so the chance of any Chargers starters being fantasy viable is highly unlikely.

No sportsbook has posted any lines for Vikings players, which leads me to believe they’ll rest starters fairly early in that game. Consider all Vikings players to carry inherent risk, like the Chargers.

Top 15 Quarterbacks

Rank Name Pos Team Opp Team Total xPPR
1 Patrick Mahomes QB KC LV 30.5 21.1
2 Jalen Hurts QB PHI NYG 28.25 23.2
3 Josh Allen QB BUF NE 24.75 23.3
4 Joe Burrow QB CIN BAL 24 19.9
5 Trevor Lawrence QB JAX TEN 23.25 17.6
6 Dak Prescott QB DAL WAS 23.75 16.9
7 Geno Smith QB SEA LA 23.75 17.8
8 Aaron Rodgers QB GB DET 27 14.3
9 Jared Goff QB DET GB 22.5 15.9
10 Kirk Cousins QB MIN CHI 25.25 17.4
11 Brock Purdy QB SF ARI 27.25 13.2
12 Russell Wilson QB DEN LAC 21 15.8
13 Deshaun Watson QB CLE PIT 19 15.7
14 Sam Darnold QB CAR NO 19 16.9
15 Joe Flacco QB NYJ MIA 20 13.5

 

Top 45 Running Backs

Rank Name Pos Team Opp Team Total xPPR
1 Derrick Henry RB TEN JAX 16.75 17.1
2 Christian McCaffrey RB SF ARI 27.25 18.6
3 Aaron Jones RB GB DET 27.00 13.7
4 D’Andre Swift RB DET GB 22.50 12
5 Kenneth Walker RB SEA LA 23.75 12.1
6 Travis Etienne RB JAX TEN 23.25 12.9
7 Dalvin Cook RB MIN CHI 25.25 14.9
8 Jerick McKinnon RB KC LV 30.50 9.9
9 Miles Sanders RB PHI NYG 28.25 12
10 Joe Mixon RB CIN BAL 24.00 17.6
11 Tony Pollard RB DAL WAS 23.75 13
12 Najee Harris RB PIT CLE 21.50 13.7
13 Josh Jacobs RB LV KC 21.50 17.5
14 Rhamondre Stevenson RB NE BUF 17.75 14.3
15 Alvin Kamara RB NO CAR 22.50 15.5
16 Cam Akers RB LA SEA 17.75 9
17 Tyler Allgeier RB ATL TB 22.25 9
18 Ezekiel Elliott RB DAL WAS 23.75 12.2
19 Nick Chubb RB CLE PIT 19.00 13.7
20 Latavius Murray RB DEN LAC 21.00 10.3
21 Jamaal Williams RB DET GB 22.50 12.8
22 Zack Moss RB IND HOU 20.25 4.6
23 Isiah Pacheco RB KC LV 30.50 7.8
24 Devin Singletary RB BUF NE 24.75 11.9
25 D’Onta Foreman RB CAR NO 19.00 7.9
26 AJ Dillon RB GB DET 27.00 9.8
27 David Montgomery RB CHI MIN 17.75 11.5
28 Raheem Mostert RB MIA NYJ 18.50 9.9
29 James Cook RB BUF NE 24.75 5.9
30 Joshua Kelley RB LAC DEN 18.50 5.8
31 Jonathan Williams RB WAS DAL 16.75 3.4
32 Cordarrelle Patterson RB ATL TB 22.25 10.8
33 Chuba Hubbard RB CAR NO 19.00 5.1
34 Gus Edwards RB BAL CIN 17.00 6.2
35 Damien Harris RB NE BUF 17.75 8.5
36 Zonovan Knight RB NYJ MIA 20.00 9.7
37 Corey Clement RB ARI SF 13.25 2.3
38 Jeff Wilson RB MIA NYJ 18.50 9.6
39 Michael Carter RB NYJ MIA 20.00 9.3
40 Khalil Herbert RB CHI MIN 17.75 7.6
41 Royce Freeman RB HOU IND 17.75 8.4
42 Marlon Mack RB DEN LAC 21.00 5
43 Keaontay Ingram RB ARI SF 13.25 2.6
44 Justice Hill RB BAL CIN 17.00 2.7
45 Jaret Patterson RB WAS DAL 16.75

 

Top 49 Wide Receivers

Rank Name Pos Team Opp Team Total xPPR
1 Ja’Marr Chase WR CIN BAL 24.00 17.1
2 Stefon Diggs WR BUF NE 24.75 16.3
3 A.J. Brown WR PHI NYG 28.25 13.6
4 Amon-Ra St. Brown WR DET GB 22.50 15.7
5 CeeDee Lamb WR DAL WAS 23.75 15.4
6 Tee Higgins WR CIN BAL 24.00 10.8
7 Justin Jefferson WR MIN CHI 25.25 19.4
8 Davante Adams WR LV KC 21.50 16.9
9 DK Metcalf WR SEA LA 23.75 13.7
10 DeVonta Smith WR PHI NYG 28.25 11.8
11 Tyreek Hill WR MIA NYJ 18.50 16
12 Christian Watson WR GB DET 27.00 9
13 Jerry Jeudy WR DEN LAC 21.00 10.6
14 Garrett Wilson WR NYJ MIA 20.00 13.3
15 Christian Kirk WR JAX TEN 23.25 13.4
16 Chris Olave WR NO CAR 22.50 12.4
17 Amari Cooper WR CLE PIT 19.00 13.5
18 D.J. Moore WR CAR NO 19.00 12.2
19 Jaylen Waddle WR MIA NYJ 18.50 11.7
20 Zay Jones WR JAX TEN 23.25 12.6
21 Tyler Lockett WR SEA LA 23.75 11.3
22 Michael Pittman WR IND HOU 20.25 12.7
23 Allen Lazard WR GB DET 27.00 11.2
24 Drake London WR ATL TB 22.25 10.8
25 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR KC LV 30.50 10.1
26 Brandon Aiyuk WR SF ARI 27.25 11.5
27 Marquise Brown WR ARI SF 13.25 13.9
28 Deebo Samuel WR SF ARI 27.25 13.6
29 Gabe Davis WR BUF NE 24.75 10.6
30 Terry McLaurin WR WAS DAL 16.75 12.2
31 Brandin Cooks WR HOU IND 17.75 11.7
32 Diontae Johnson WR PIT CLE 21.50 13.5
33 DJ Chark WR DET GB 22.50 8.4
34 Donovan Peoples-Jones WR CLE PIT 19.00 10.1
35 Treylon Burks WR TEN JAX 16.75 7.9
36 Courtland Sutton WR DEN LAC 21.00 11.8
37 Elijah Moore WR NYJ MIA 20.00 7.5
38 Romeo Doubs WR GB DET 27.00 8.9
39 Jakobi Meyers WR NE BUF 17.75 10.4
40 Tyler Boyd WR CIN BAL 24.00 8.1
41 Josh Palmer WR LAC DEN 18.50 9.9
42 Adam Thielen WR MIN CHI 25.25 10.9
43 George Pickens WR PIT CLE 21.50 8.8
44 DeAndre Carter WR ARI SF 13.25 6.1
45 Jahan Dotson WR WAS DAL 16.75 9.9
46 K.J. Osborn WR MIN CHI 25.25 8.1
47 Michael Gallup WR DAL WAS 23.75 9
48 Rashid Shaheed WR NO CAR 22.50 5
49 Curtis Samuel WR WAS DAL 16.75 10.4

 

Top 21 Tight Ends

Rank Name Pos Team Opp Team Total xPPR
1 Travis Kelce TE KC LV 30.50 15
2 Dalton Schultz TE DAL WAS 23.75 9.6
3 Evan Engram TE JAX TEN 23.25 9.4
4 T.J. Hockenson TE MIN CHI 25.25 12.7
5 George Kittle TE SF ARI 27.25 9.9
6 Dallas Goedert TE PHI NYG 28.25 8.7
7 Darren Waller TE LV KC 21.50 9.1
8 Tyler Higbee TE LA SEA 17.75 9.1
9 David Njoku TE CLE PIT 19.00 9.7
10 Pat Freiermuth TE PIT CLE 21.50 10
11 Juwan Johnson TE NO CAR 22.50 7.6
12 Trey McBride TE ARI SF 13.25 3.9
13 Isaiah Likely TE BAL CIN 17.00 5.4
14 Gerald Everett TE LAC DEN 18.50 8.6
15 Dawson Knox TE BUF NE 24.75 7.5
16 Taysom Hill TE NO CAR 22.50 7.8
17 Cole Kmet TE CHI MIN 17.75 6.8
18 Hayden Hurst TE CIN BAL 24.00 7.9
19 Tyler Conklin TE NYJ MIA 20.00 7.8
20 Noah Fant TE SEA LA 23.75 6.2
21 Chigoziem Okonkwo TE TEN JAX 16.75 4.8

 

Top 15 Defenses

Rank Name Pos Opp
Opp Team Total
1 49ers DST ARI 13.25
2 Eagles DST NYG 14.25
3 Cowboys DST WAS 16.75
4 Jets DST MIA 18.5
5 Bills DST NE 17.75
6 Bengals DST BAL 17
7 Chiefs DST LV 21.5
8 Steelers DST CLE 19
9 Browns DST PIT 21.5
10 Colts DST HOU 17.75
11 Dolphins DST NYJ 20
12 Panthers DST NO 22.5
13 Saints DST CAR 19
14 Broncos DST LAC 18.5
15 Packers DST DET 22.5

 

These Week 18 fantasy rankings will be updated throughout the week. Make sure to check this post each day throughout the week as the news hits.

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