Julio Jones


-- I said recently that we need to stop viewing A.J. Green as a safe WR1. I have moved him down a few spots, but with all of the question marks on WRs who are lower than 10th, he's still a back-end WR1 in 12-team formats.

-- Could everything going on with Doug Baldwin, Alshon Jeffery and Josh Gordon end up being nothing more than a great value-buy opportunity for fantasy owners? Sure. But with each player's Week 1 status in some percentage of doubt for now, I have moved them down by five, three and two spots, respectively.

-- I really didn't change my lower half of these ranks. I pushed Dede Westbrook and Marqise Lee up a handful of places because I'd rather own either of them ahead of some of the more lottery-ticket-like WRs. I also got rid of DeVante Parker, whom I have given up on. Other than that, no changes to the bottom 25. Maybe I could move someone up or down a spot, but those look OK to me at this moment (subject to change frequently). I want to see more out of Jordy Nelson -- and really, this Raiders offense in general -- before I have a greater amount of faith in him. I have no idea how the Corey Coleman addition impacts Kelvin Benjamin's stock. Either Marquise Goodwin or Sammy Watkins are probably going to end up much higher than their rank by season's end. But they currently feel like the same player for fantasy purposes. So, everyone stays where they are ... until the next update.

These ranks assume standard scoring.

Other standard rankings: Top 25 QBs (updated Aug. 2) || Top 50 RBs (updated Aug. 9) || Top 25 TEs (updated Aug. 7)

PPR Rankings: Top 50 RBs

Rank Player Team
1 Antonio Brown PIT
2 DeAndre Hopkins HOU
3 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG
4 Julio Jones ATL
5 Michael Thomas NO
6 Keenan Allen LAC
7 Davante Adams GB
8 Mike Evans TB
9 A.J. Green CIN
10 Tyreek Hill KC
11 Adam Thielen MIN
12 Stefon Diggs MIN
13 T.Y. Hilton  IND
14 Larry Fitzgerald ARI
15 Marvin Jones DET
16 Doug Baldwin SEA
17 Alshon Jeffery PHI
18 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT
19 Amari Cooper OAK
20 Josh Gordon CLE
21 Allen Robinson CHI
22 Jarvis Landry CLE
23 Brandin Cooks LAR
24 Michael Crabtree BAL
25 Golden Tate DET

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Rank Player Team
26 Demaryius Thomas  DEN
27 Pierre Garcon  SF
28 Devin Funchess  CAR
29 Corey Davis TEN
30 Chris Hogan NE
31 Sterling Shepard NYG
32 Jamison Crowder WAS
33 Emmanuel Sanders DEN
34 Julian Edelman NE
35 Cooper Kupp LAR
36 Robert Woods LAR
37 Jordy Nelson OAK
38 Sammy Watkins KC
39 Marquise Goodwin SF
40 Nelson Agholor PHI
41 Kelvin Benjamin  BUF
42 Will Fuller  HOU
43 Dede Westbrook JAC
44 Marqise Lee JAC
45 Josh Doctson WAS
46 Robby Anderson NYJ
47 Kenny Golladay DET
48 Calvin Ridley ATL
49 Randall Cobb GB
50 Rishard Matthews TEN

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