Whether your goal is to win your league and humilate your opponents or simply waste even more time during football season, our 2019 fantasy football cheat sheet has you covered. Obviously, we have the staples: Rankings (standard and PPR), sleepers, busts, rankings tiers, draft strategy tips, mock drafts, dollar values and auction advice, player updates, and the always important fantasy team names; but we also have the psycho-level stuff, such as IDP advice, best ball tips, dynasty/keeper notes, ESPN vs. Yahoo rankings comparison (coming soon), college fantasy rankings, and much more.
It doesn’t matter if you play on CBS, Yahoo, ESPN or another site, nor does it matter if you have a super FLEX position, two QBs, or half-point PPR. The links below can help you find the top players and take home a league championship. Week 1 gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 5, with the Packers and Bears, and we’ll be updating our preseason content right up until kickoff.
Whenever we publish something this preseason, we’ll add the link to the cheat sheet, so bookmark this page and check back frequently (or follow us on Twitter). There’s much more still to come!
Cheat Sheet: Fantasy football rankings
Top 200: A few notable names: Patrick Mahomes II (No. 26), Keke Coutee (171), Jason Myers (199). That should cover it.
Kickers: If the kicker rankings get the most page views, our bosses promised to buy us a dope air hockey table, so do us a solid and give it a click. Thanks!
FLEX: Imagine a big board with no QBs, D/STs, and Kickers. It’s easy if you try (and click this link).
IDP: Finally, a fantasy rankings list that includes Denico Autry!
Old faces, new places: See how we rank this offseason’s biggest signings and trades.
New coaches/playcallers: You’re not going to draft Dirk Koetter this year, but he could still have a big effect on your fantasy team!
Rookies: Coming soon
Offensive lines: Somewhere, some weirdo is in a fantasy leauge with OL spots, but don’t worry — this isn’t for them. It’s to help you spot QB/RB sleepers and busts.
Fantasy football PPR rankings
Top 200: If you like third-down backs and possession receivers, this is the rankings list for you.
Running back: Think of that meme of the two Spidermen pointing at each other, only replace them with Tarik Cohen and James White.
Wide receiver: Do Jarvis Landry and Brandin Cooks wave when they pass each other during the transition from standard to PPR rankings? Probably not, right? Maybe, though…
Tight end: We’d like to say these are way different than our standard TE rankings, but we’d be lying. The best TEs are still the best TEs.
Players who gain value in PPR: aka “The Julian Edelman All-Stars”
Players who lose value in PPR: aka “The DeSean Jackson Non-Stars”
Fantasy football sleepers
One from every team: Yes, Darwin Thompson sounds like a second-stringer from “Last Chance U”, but he’s on this list, which is more than you’ve ever done.
Quarterbacks: We’ll tell you now Derek Carr is on here. Please keep reading…it gets better after that.
Running backs: If you don’t think half this list will be starting in your league by Week 7, then welcome to your first year of playing fantasy football.
Wide receivers: We know Joe Flacco is Denver’s QB and we still included two Broncos receivers. Pretty ballsy, huh?
Tight ends: You’re damn right we put Rob Gronkowski on this list. Come on, we all know he’s just avoiding training camp, right?
Defense/special teams: If you’re the type that streams D/STs, we help you out with two under-the-radar teams with favorable Weeks 1 and 2.
Draft-day steals: Coming soon
All-Sleeper Team: Coming soon
Fantasy football tiers and draft strategy
Quarterbacks: You could argue Tier 1 should consist of only one player, but we doubled that because everyone deserves a friend.
Running backs: Tier 2 is 13 players deep because, honestly, is there a huge difference between Joe Mixon and Damien Williams?
Wide receivers: It takes until Tier 4 before you start thinking, “Hmm, I don’t know about these guys.”
Tight ends: How high is too high for Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, and George Kittle?
Defense/special teams: TL;DR: Don’t be the first person to draft a defense.
IDP Guide: The positions, players, and draft rounds to target when putting together your IDP roster.
Snake Draft Tips: Coming soon
Strength of schedule: Coming soon
Bye-week strategy: Coming soon
Fantasy football mock draft
Mock Draft Simulator: Prepare for every possible situation and practice every draft strategy with FantasyPros’ fully customizable mock draft simulator.
Fantasy football busts
Do Not Draft List: Coming soon
Boom-or-Bust Team: Yeah, you can get by with one or two of these guys, but any more is just plain irresponsible.
32 Teams, 32 Busts: Coming soon.
Fantasy football dollar values and auction advice
Dollar values: Find your targets and start putting together a budget.
Strategy tips: If you don’t spend all of your auction money, you’re a jackass (plus eight more less insulting tips).
Fantasy football best ball strategy tips
Best Ball draft advice: Before diving into fantasy’s latest craze, read this and prepare to dominate!
Fantasy football dynasty league advice:
Strategy tips: You want to win now…but you also want to want in the future. Can you do both? If you read this you can.
Rookie Rankings: Coming soon
Fantasy football consistency ratings
Quarterback: There’s a future Hall-of-Famer and a former top-overall pick here, but only one gets a vote of confidence.
Running back: Will Pete Carroll let Chris Carson be consistently great again this year?
Wide receiver: Featuring a classic “boom-or-bust” WR who’s actually more consistent than you think.
Tight end: Thinking about drafting Austin Hooper? You’ll think again after reading this.
Fantasy football team names
Best team names: “Cobra Kyler”, “Get Mitch or Die Tryin'”, “Chubby Chasers” — oh yeah, we’re going hard this year.
Additional fantasy football help
Player updates: Be the first to find out when Melvin Gordon’s holdout ends…or when you should move Austin Ekeler up your big board.
RB handcuff chart: Learn these names know; claim them on the waiver wire later.
College Fantasy Football Rankings
Top 200: Coming soon
Quarterback: Neither Tua Tagovailoa not Trevor Lawrence is in the top three. They’ll have to settle for playing for the National Championship again. Losers.
Running back: What a shock — a Wisconsin back is in the top spot. A rocking chair could go to Wisconsin and run for 1,000 yards.
Wide receiver: Laviska? Damonte? Quez? Obi? Amon-Ra? CeeDee? Damn, college WRs have cool names.
Tight end: $20 if you can pronounce the No. 2 TE’s last name correctly on the first try.
D/ST: Alabama No. 1, Clemson No. 2. Apparently, defense still does win championships.
Kicker: The easiest call of any position was making Andre Szmyt the No. 1 kicker.
Sleepers: Coming soon