Eight Green Bay Packers players made Pro Football Focus’ top-200 fantasy football rankings for PPR.
The Packers could have a number of fantasy relevant players this season.
Jeff Ratcliffe of Pro Football Focus put together his latest top-200 PPR rankings for the 2018 season, and it featured eight Green Bay Packers.
Here’s a list of the Packers that made the top-200:
- Davante Adams – No. 17
- Aaron Rodgers – No. 62
- Randall Cobb – No. 76
- Jimmy Graham – No. 87
- Jamaal Williams – No. 94
- Aaron Jones – No. 152
- Ty Montgomery – No. 169
- Geronimo Allison – No. 197
It’s no surprise to see Adams ranked so high.
He is sixth-highest ranked wide receiver on the list, and for good reason. Now that Jordy Nelson is no longer in Green Bay, Adams is the clear No. 1 wide receiver for the Packers. He had already taken over that role last season.
Adams will dominate the targets. That’s a big deal. Now consider the fact Aaron Rodgers is his quarterback, and he becomes a potential second-round pick in fantasy and one of the premier wide receivers. Adams has also been a touchdown machine the past two seasons, with a league-high 22 to his name since 2016.
The next Packer on the list is Rodgers. Realistically, the two-time MVP will be completely over-drafted in most leagues. I get it. He’s the best quarterback in football, and he is a safe bet to finish as the QB1 this year. But I’m a believer of drafting a QB later on, or even streaming at the position week-to-week.
Randall Cobb’s fantasy value has risen following Nelson’s departure. Due to his low fantasy totals in recent years, he could slip under the radar among non-Packer fans. Pick him up in the middle rounds if he’s there. Cobb showed in 2014 he has WR1 potential when everything goes well.
Jimmy Graham is the 11th-ranked tight end in these rankings. Working in his favor is his dominance in the red zone. He could be a solid tight end to pick up late on.
It’s tough to rank the three running backs as we don’t know how they will be used yet. Ratcliffe has Jamaal Williams as the leader of the backfield, ranking him at No. 94. Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery are significantly lower.
I personally prefer Jones. He showed the most upside last season, and assuming he’s healthy, is my pick to win the running back job this summer.
Keep a close eye to training camp to see what Mike McCarthy’s plans are for his running backs.