Fantasy Football 2019 PPR Keeper Rankings: Gurley on top but Barkley lurking
Fantasy Football 2019 PPR Keeper Rankings: Gurley on top but Barkley lurking
Start planning for the 2019 NFL Fantasy Football season by checking out BetChicago's PPR Keeper rankings.
Fantasy football keeper rankings are always hard to peg down. How much stock is put in the present versus the future? We can all agree that Saquon Barkley is the next great fantasy back in the NFL. But will he usurp Todd Gurley in 2019? How about 2020? And where does Le'Veon Bell fit into the mix? Antonio Brown? Start planning for the 2019 NFL Fantasy Football season by checking out BetChicago's PPR Keeper rankings. We'll be updating these with major shifts as the offseason progresses. __MORE:__ [Possible trade destinations for OBJ, Brown](https://www.betchicago.com/betting-odds-antonio-brown-odell-beckham-jr-trades-nfl) 1 Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams RB - RB1 2 Saquon Barkley, New York Giants RB - RB2 3 Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys RB - RB3 4 Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers RB - RB4 5 Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints RB - RB5 6 Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers RB - RB6 *I'm not giving up on him yet. The year away from football was like a cryogenic freeze for Bell, and he should return with a vengeance the next few years.* 7 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans WR - WR1 8 Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants WR - WR2 9 Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers RB - RB7 10 Antonio Brown, Pittsbugh Steelers WR - WR3 11 Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints WR - WR4 12 Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals RB - RB8 13 Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers WR - WR5 14 Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons WR - WR6 15 Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs WR - WR7 16 Juju Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers WR - WR8 17 Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings RB - RB9 18 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR - WR9 19 Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs TE - TE1 20 David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals RB - RB11 21 James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers RB - RB12 22 A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals WR - WR10 23 Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers WR - WR11 24 Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings WR - WR12 25 Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings WR - WR13 *At times it looked like Thielen owned the offense. The first half of the season was all AT. Then Diggs popped up with some big games late. Who'll emerge as Kirk Cousins preferred choice in 2019?* 26 Sony Michel, New England Patriots RB - RB13 27 Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers RB - RB14 28 George Kittle, Kansas City Chiefs TE - TE2 29 Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys WR - WR14 30 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles TE - TE3 31 Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns RB - RB10 *Chubb was one of the most impressive backs in the game down the stretch, and as he and Baker Mayfield grow together, that Cleveland offense should blossom. Kareem Hunt poses a real threat, but Chubb impressed enough last year that he'll have a longer leash* 32 Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs QB - QB1 *Too high? Too low? Would you trade him straight-up for Lindsay in a PPR league? I would.* 33 Philip Lindsay, Pittsburgh Steelers RB - RB15 34 Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions WR - WR15 35 Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans RB - RB16 36 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts WR - WR16 37 Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars RB - RB17 38 Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions RB - RB18 39 Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles Rams WR - WR17 40 Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns RB - RB19 41 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts QB - QB2 42 Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks RB - RB20 43 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons RB - RB21 44 Derrius Guice, Washington RB - RB22 45 Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans WR - WR18 46 Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams WR - WR19 47 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers QB - QB3 48 D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers WR - WR20 49 Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns WR - WR21 50 Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans QB - QB4 *Watson very well might be ahead of Rodgers at this point, but the Packers long-time QB still has a couple huge years left in him.* 51 Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts RB - RB23 52 Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams WR - WR22 53 Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons WR - WR23 54 Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears WR - WR24 55 Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles WR - WR25 56 Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR - WR26 57 Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks RB - RB24 58 Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears RB - RB25 59 Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons RB - RB26 60 Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos RB - RB27 *The Broncos have made it clear that want to keep Freeman integrated into the offense even with Lindsey looking like the future of the position for them. Freeman could also blossom into one of the league's better RB2s, a Coleman-like fill-in for the Broncos.* 61 Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers WR - WR27 62 Will Fuller, Houston Texans WR - WR28 63 Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals WR - WR29 64 Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints RB - RB28 65 Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins RB - RB29 66 Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears RB - RB30 67 O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE - TE4 68 Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams QB - QB5 69 Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks QB - QB6 70 Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns QB - QB7 __MORE:__ [BetChicago NFL Coverage](https://www.betchicago.com/nfl-betting) 71 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles QB - QB8 72 Sammy Watkins, Kansas City Chiefs WR - WR30 73 Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts TE - TE5 74 Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers RB - RB31 75 Jerick McKinnon, San Francisco 49ers RB - RB32 76 Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals WR - WR31 77 David Njoku, Cleveland Browns TE - TE6 78 Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks WR - WR32 79 Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks WR - WR33 *Kind of like Breida and McKinnon in San Francisco, 2019 will reveal a ton about the Baldwin-Lockett dynamic going forward. Lockett doubled Baldwin's touchdown total in 2018 (10 to 5) and flirted with 1,000 yards, a bounce-back season after fading the two previous years. And he's just 26 while Baldwin is on the downside of 30.* 80 Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons QB - QB9 81 Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers QB - QB10 82 Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers QB - QB11 83 Mitch Trubisky, Chicago Bears QB - QB12 *This third-tier batch of quarterbacks includes one curveball, but I'm banking on Trubisky taking another big step with Matt Nagy next season.* 84 Evan Engram, Indianapolis Colts TE - TE7 85 Julian Edelman, New England Patriots WR - WR34 86 Dante Pettis, San Francisco 49ers WR - WR35 87 Sterling Shepard, New York Giants WR - WR36 88 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos WR - WR37 89 James White, New England Patriots RB - RB33 90 Robby Anderson, New York Jets WR - WR38 91 Lamar Miller, Houston Texans RB - RB34 92 Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Rams TE - TE8 93 Anthony Miller, Chicago Bears WR - WR39 94 Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints QB - QB13 95 Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens QB - QB14 96 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB - QB15 97 Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings QB - QB16 98 Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys WR - WR40 99 Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers WR - WR41 100 Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots TE - TE9 *A nice round number for Gronkowski, who sometimes looked about 100 on the field this year for the Patriots.* __MORE:__ [NFC East Free Agency Preview](https://www.betchicago.com/cowboys-free-agency-eagles-nfc-east-nfl) 101 Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles RB - RB35 102 Keke Coutee, Houston Texans WR - WR42 103 Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts RB - RB36 104 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars RB - RB37 105 Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions WR - WR43 106 Golden Tate, Philadelphia EAgles WR - WR44 107 John Brown, Baltimore Ravens WR - WR45 108 James Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers WR - WR46 109 Tre'Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints WR - WR47 110 Antonio Callaway, Cleveland Browns WR - WR48 111 Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens RB - RB38 *Edwards should probably be higher on this list, but I'll need to see it for more than half a season.* 112 Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Rams RB - RB39 113 Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars WR - WR49 114 Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers WR - WR50 115 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings TE - TE10 116 Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets RB - RB40 117 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills RB - RB41 118 Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens RB - RB42 119 Ronald Jones II, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB - RB43 120 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers WR - WR51 121 Adrian Peterson, Washington RB - RB44 122 Chris Thompson, Washington RB - RB45 123 Tom Brady, New England Patriots QB - QB17 124 Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys QB - QB18 125 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers QB - QB19 126 Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers QB - QB20 *Prescott is the only young gun in this group, but the other three are arguably still better than him. Within two years, Dak might be a whole notch above these relics.* 127 Damien Williams, Kansas City RB - RB46 128 Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans RB - RB47 129 Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles TE11 130 Trey Burton, Chicago Bears TE12 131 Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns RB - RB48 132 Devante Parker, Miami Dolphins WR - WR52 133 Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons TE13 134 Elijah McGuire, New York Jets RB - RB49 135 Josh Adams, Philadelphia Eagles RB - RB50 136 Carlos Hyde, Jacksonville Jaguars RB - RB51 *Hyde still has the talent to start in the NFL. Will he get another shot next year?* 137 Sam Darnold, New York Jets QB21 138 DaeSean Hamilton, Denver Broncos WR - WR53 139 Quincy Enunwa, New York Jets WR - WR54 140 Kalen Ballage, Miami Dolphins RB - WR55 141 Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills QB22 142 D'Onta Foreman, Houston Texans RB - RB52 143 Demaryius Thomas, Houston Texans WR - WR56 144 Ito Smith, Atlanta Falcons RB - RB53 145 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars WR - WR57 *Lee is primed for a bounce-back year in 2019 after missing all of 2018.* 146 Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles WR - WR58 147 Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans QB23 148 Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers WR - WR59 149 Jaylen Samuels, Pittsburgh Steelers RB - RB54 150 Robert Foster, Buffalo Bills WR - WR602019-02-22T18:08:18.036Z2019-02-22T07:00-07:00