College Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for 2019

Here are the top College Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for 2019.

Here is an article in reference to the bolded players who are looking to go in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Justin Fields OSU SO

Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

Kellen Mond Tex A&M JR

College Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for 2019

Here is your top College Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for the 2019 season.

Here is an article in reference to bolded players who are also looking to go in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia JR

Najee Harris Ala. JR

JK Dobbins OSU JR

Brian Robinson Ala. JR

Jacob Kidobi Tex A&M SO

Conner Heyward Mich. St. JR

Brian Herrien Georgia Sr

Anthony Williams Mich. St. FR

College Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for 2019

Here are the top College Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for 2019

Here is an article in reference to bolded players, looking to be drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft. 

Grant Calcaterra, TE, Oklahoma

Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri

Colby Parkinson Stanford JR

Glenn Beal Tex A&M SO

Miller Forrestall Ala. RS JR

Bryson Hopkins Purdue RS SR

Baylor Kupp Tex A&M FR

College Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for 2019

Here are the top College Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for 2019.

If the player is Bolded, he is likely to be drafted as well in the top 2 rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State

Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Devonte Smith Ala. JR

Darrell Stewart, Mich. St. RS Sr

KJ Hill, OSU RS SR

Justyn Ross Clem. SO

Austin Mack OSU SR

Jeremiah Holloman Georgia JR

Darrell Stewart, Mich. St. RS Sr

Garrett Wilson OSU FR

Camron Buckley, Tex A&M JR

 

 

Fantasy Football Lineup Strategy 2019: Gameflow Insurance

When getting on your horse of fantasy football player selections in your drafts to start, you will want to continue to consider gameflow. I will explain how you can gain insurance for your fantasy football lineups after explaining gameflow.

What is Gameflow?

Game flow is a scenario or scenarios of the real game of football that is based on the decided course of action guided by events that manifest

Fantasy Football Lineup Strategy 2019
Here is your insurance strategy on your fantasy football season.

themselves through coaches and players as an extension of those coaches.

Even though analytics have been unwelcoming results at times, it seems its to become more of a factor in coaching decisions. While the winning way of the patriots may not change for example, they are always looking for tricks or ways to cheat the systems or rules that are in place. There is nothing new about the Raiders slipping in some stick em for their equipment. Not good for cosmetic gameplay though.

What does this have to do with fantasy football? Well, we will always do well to analyze how the game strategy or game flow might be changing. Coaches know that fresh legs account for half their running back workload. There is also another factor we can consider.

50% Balls in Play

The %50 ball in play, or in the air is a factor of the game that more coaches seem to be willing to take a risk on. Ryan Fitzpatrick was interviewed at the end of his heroic run of beating winning teams early in the year as saying  “we take a chance on a %50 %50 ball and take those shots as sometimes it works and sometimes it dosen’t,” however, that coach is no longer in his position. We want to have as low of risk tolerance without losing much upside as possible. So here is your own high insurance policy.

Insurance policy strategy number # 1: spend up on quarterback.

What you want to do no matter what type of format you are playing in is to take little risk at the QB position. I know its common to wait until late to draft a quarterback however, spending up for one of the higher salaried quarterbacks. This gives you a solid floor of points as the quarterbacks are usually the highest scoring position, similar to the pitcher in baseball or the goalie in hockey, the importance of the quarterback is a safe evaluation. This will provide you with the baseline of floor points and the upside of a high scoring buy to make up for any lack potentially for any zeros you might score. Ok, so once you have that quarterback, what else can you spend up on?

Running Back

Running back is another position with high floor and ceiling. They touch the ball more than the quarterback perhaps in the 2nd half of a game with the right game flow, as mentioned above. With a 7+ point lead, a team can lean toward the running game. Remember, a good running game is a result from a good offense, not the cause. A poor team is not constructed to be able to run the ball when coming from behind. That’s just not how losing teams do it. So, is there any last way of providing your fantasy team insurance?

Well, if your using high enough draft picks or salary on these positions, you are in good position. If you have lower risk tolerance, you may want to next turn to the defense. Good team defenses in a good matchup with a high chance of getting turnovers and touchdowns will be the trick. As for your receivers, you will not have a whole lot of capital left unless you find some steals. Here is where you want to go high upside. Give yourself shots at touchdowns with receivers and your 2nd running back. Allow risk at these positions with the higher upside payoff instead of the 3 previous positions mentioned.

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Summarizing:

If you follow these strategies in football as well as other sports, you will have long term success per the correlations. Insurance and gameflow correlate each week as you give yourself the best chance for a win, instead of fizzling out.

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Fantasy Football Lineup Strategy for 2019: Breaking Gameflow

When considering your overall fantasy football lineups strategy for 2019, we all know its going to be about both your draft strategy and the players you pick during your draft.

This will be part 1 of a 2 part blog post, where I decided to break up the information for the following post as well.

When you play in daily fantasy leagues and season long as well, your perspectives change somewhat as to what works and what does not. This can cause some confusion from my experience when you use tools and daily style of analysis to comprehend what you are doing in your season long leagues. You will find out how game flow affects these strategies for hopefully helping you to see better results for 2019 compared to 2018.

Keep separate strategies for both game types.

First when preparing for a season long league you have to contend with 2 more difficult factors.

  1. Your stuck with the team you drafted unless you make creative trades.
  2. You will end up benching some of your best player scores.

These variable and moving factors cause many players in fantasy season long football to become frustrated. You are stuck for a while with the players you drafted, so you have one shot, so to speak on your draft. Here’s a question then, when it comes to what position you draft and the game flow. Running backs who actually run the ball a lot are a result mostly of good teams running down the clock IF playing it conservatively at the end of games. This is not obviously always the case, even with the best teams in the league. This is why LA and NE teams can be so effective, as they jump out with the lead, as these beast running backs carry the load late in a favorable game flow.

What does this mean for your fantasy draft?

It actually means you cannot rely on this variable for your league draft, nor in daily cash drafts, in which you have a salary cap. Therefore, you will be relying on the passing game season long.

Fantasy Football Lineup Strategy for 2019

With the prior example, when was the last time you saw a workhorse back who touches the ball 25+ times on the ground? Even with the prior example, these teams running backs got hurt and/or split carries with other running backs. So don’t rely on running backs to dominate your draft. It won’t happen unless you include the passing game in on your draft determinations.

Its really a simple game. You still need to draft a running back under these considerations early in your draft, and draft the right 2 guys really. I say the right 2 guys, because you can take a running back in mid to late rounds and get a lot of production as well. You can even find plug and play guys during the season from waiver wires.

So the next question is, what do you do with your other picks. Well, it depends on the individual player.

The Real

My wife watches this television show called the Real. I suppose the show themes itself on “keeping it real” or I could be wrong as to the purpose of the show or how it has evolved, however in fantasy football in particular, you need to keep it real, to give yourself the best chance, not to dominate your draft and season, but to stay in the game, mid tier by making the playoffs and giving yourself the right adjustments to your roster, so you can hopefully win the championship.

Will you realistically find a KC QB again this year. Likely not. Mahomes is once in a decade. So, while drafting the right QB is essential, you have no need to reach for one in any standard or PPR league unless there is an early run in a 2 QB league scenario. We will discuss flow of your draft in the next article.

I will continue this topic in the next post to discuss more about gameflow and the roster construction goals you will want to have including your own free built in insurance policy for every lineup.

Season Long Best Ball Strategy using current ADP

I will do this post once a month during the off-season for those who are ready for best ball drafts to give you a great idea of what players are given good to great value based on their overall ADP from recent drafts. This way we can get players at a bargain in DRAFT drafts so that you have your best chance at season long results there.

Also, I will wait until some time after training camps begin before I give my fantasy football draft board for 2019.

What is a Best Ball Draft and Where is the Best Place to get to Draft?

Best ball strategy

You can head right to the link on the picture by clicking on it for the current promotion for a free entry contest. Even if you had to pay just a dollar the way you may want to use this site is to prepare for your major fantasy football season long drafts. Since I see no difference in scoring to many leagues such as Yahoo, ESPN, and even Fanduel, you can see right now where players are going in these drafts. You may want to first search out the overall or Average Draft Position to see where your favorite players are currently going in drafts with as many players and payouts as you choose.

This way you can truly see the results of your chosen team without having to worry about which players to play week to week. If you drafted the best overall players, you win, simple as that. Here though are a few questions for consideration you may have before getting your feet wet perhaps for the first time, or even if you have played best ball on this site before, or similar sites.

How would I draft differently from my regular season long drafts with my friends?

Well, the strategy is not a whole lot different. Be focused on securing your RB position and go from there with your best overall players pivoting away from the RB position at the right time, and then solidifying other positions with enough depth and value throughout your roster. The only other difference to your regular season long drafts besides the one I will next over is that there is no great reason to draft a handcuff or player who is a backup to a starter, who can step in once a player is hurt. This is not needed, because your next best scoring guys are automatically used to score week to week for you without making any adjustments to your roster.

Should I focus on consistent players?

You might be a bit surprised for me to say no, you don’t need to focus on the most consistent players in this format as one of the only differences in your draft strategy from season long to best ball. The reason is because as long as you create value with players that have the upside to score on any given week, you can give up consistency for upside in most cases because when that player has a low variance downsided day, other players will pick it up for you without having to make any changes to your roster. In fact if you don’t want, you don’t have to check your roster all season long since the players on your roster with the highest scores will automatically have their points count towards your positional scoring total.

Ok, so what players would be good to draft right now?

I will not run through the whole list, however, give you a players that you can draft perhaps in every round that will give you a leg up on the competition overall during the season.

You have to especially be careful, the more you spend on this site, as a lot of things will happen such as injuries during the course of the off-season and regular season that could potentially derail your best ball season. Since we cannot predict a lot of things at this point in the season, we also want to diversity our picks as much as possible, not always drafting the same players, so that we can accept varied results during the season.

With that said, here are the players that have great value at every round.

Round 1: Any of the top tier RBs are just fine in this round. Zeke Elliott, Alvin Kamara, Saqon Barkley, and Christian McCaffrey are all just fine. If your picking beyond the first 4 picks, you could get creative, but you may want to take one of the next tier RB’s like David Johnson or Melvin Gordon to shore up some of the top scoring guys at any position for you. Towards the end of the firs round I would consider pivoting away to obtain one of the top WR’s such as DeAndre Hopkins or Devonte Adams.

Round 2: The biggest question on most current drafts is Todd Gurley. Is he able to physically take on the top role on your team. The team didn’t really believe so when the signed a matching offer to their backup RB and traded up to the 3rd round to draft a RB as as well. i would’nt draft him at all probably. The other guys that look interesting in this round in 10 man (or woman) leagues are Michael Thomas, James Conner, Joe Mixon, and maybe JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Round 3: This is where you start winning your league with decisions that hopefully include these decisions: Adam Thielen, Derrick Henry, and Damien Williams.

Round 4: If you can get one of these guys, your creating great value if getting Leonard Fournette, Amari Cooper, or Aaron Jones.

Round 5: Kenny Golladay, Robert Woods, and Phillip Lindsay or my top picks here.

Round 6: Calvin Ridley, James White, Tarik Cohen, with a sleeper pick, Miles Sanders in this round.

Round 7: Here’s where you could take Andrew Luck, Jarvis Landry, or Lamar Miller.

Round 8: Eric Ebron if available, Tevin Coleman, or Will Fuller

Round 9: Here you could start thinking right away about Baker Mayfield, Ronald Jones as a sleeper and Sterling Shepard, who should get opportunties.

Round 10: In this round I like Kareem Hunt and Jerick McKinnon to try to add depth to the RB’s. Risk accepted here.

As for the rest of the rounds, fill out your roster balancing out a minimum of 2 quality QB’s, 5 Rbs’ 2 Te’s and 6 WRs. for your team.

If you have any of your own questions, I will certainly go ahead and answer those for you.

 

Getting back to Fantasy Football 2019

So if your planning on getting back to playing the most popular sports game online or offline in the world, let’s help set the tone for fantasy football in 2019. Although I cannot confirm this statement as a fact, i would say its definitely the most popular fantasy sports game played in america.

As a 20+ year veteran of fantasy football, and even longer interest in football itself, I start really preparing now. You may have been busy in other things of course throughout your day, working, feeding your children, spending time with them, and with your spouse, taking care of your home, as well as vacationing, and even occasionally having a couple beers from your favorite vendor or brewery when you get spare time.

However when its time to get back to the business of fantasy football, we take priority and pride to the the extend of which we feel necessary in balance of our lives to take the time for preparing to win.

NFL teams are taking part in spring drills voluntary or in voluntary, or just holding out for more.

I don’t want to bore you with those details, at least not yet, but however reflect on what it takes to get back to fantasy football after what may seem to be a long off-season.

Getting back to Fantasy Football

Many people may be looking for season long or fantasy football draft advice at this point in the post draft process and start of mini camps.

However, as you may well know, that over the course of time, these draft picks and players, whether they are actually team draft picks or draft picks that you make before the season starts for your own fantasy team, that basically these picks do not pan out like you thought they would. In other words, you he’s not who you thought he was. 

This will happen every year to guys or gals who have hopes and dreams of obtaining the fantasy football world’s most prized possession. A fantasy trophy. More than any possible cash played for , its the experience, and free feeling of being the best guy or gal in the game. That’s it!

Anyone who see and recognizes talent can bear up under these challenges. Getting back to fantasy football includes getting back to your basic strategies that may have gotten you there in years past, or re-tweaking the ideas and methods that you had for drafting.

One Great Example of preparing your draft strategy.

Time and time again, or every year, we see a few quarterbacks going high in the draft, including the first 2 rounds of a 10 or 12 team draft. While this may be due to necessity, it is not necessary in a standard 1 QB league whether PPR (Point per reception) or Standard (0 points per reception) league. The quarterback, even though you may not be getting the superstar of the decade, Patrick Mahomes, is well worth the wait or weight in gold value.

Another Great Example

This example would be used for those who take on the daily league experience whether that be the popular fanduel or draftkings ect..

fantasy football 2019 super bowl

When entering these contests a lot of people try to get cash by entering %50/50 and or double ups to try to get yourself consistently in cash as well as have money for tournaments that pays for itself. Similar in a way to lineups in most other sports such as baseball and hockey, the stacked scenario works as long as the team you are stacking scores enough points to go around. While this does not always happen, for example the super bowl being one of the lowest scoring of all time, which no one anticipated to happen shows that there are definite exceptions. Being football savvy however, can get you off of certain games and at least get diversity in this sense. I will make this a focal point of our scoring philosophies in all types of fantasy football for 2019. Get game pass to be able to go back and review any games in the nfl from 2018. For more on how to game stack in football review my post, how to game stack 2018.

Given a player has the opportunity to consistently put of big fantasy numbers will help you be ready for fantasy football in 2019.

NFL Fantasy Football Draft Tracker: Top 10 Picks

In this article today, I will go over recaps for every team that effects fantasy football. This would be for an offensive league only.

Arizona:

Round 1: QB Kyler Murray, Round 2: WRAndy Isabella, Round 4: WR Hakeem Butler, Round 6: WR Keashon Johnson

Arizona has impacted the passing game with draft. It makes sense to go for the big target in Butler, as he was my 2nd WR that was supposed to be off the board. Isabella brings a lot of speed perhaps as the slot receiver. You have to figure these 2 guys will get some fantasy production in year 1 along with Murray as the WR’s learn from Larry Fitzgerald.

San Fran.

Round 2: Deebo Samuel, Round 3: Jalen Hurd, Round 6: Kaden Smith TE

The 49ers have the man it seems at WR. Samuel is one of the best overall WR’s in the draft and should have every opportunity to make an immediate impact. Hurd adds depth.

NYJ

Round 4: TE Treven Wesco

No fantasy impact with this draft as their money is tied up with Le’veon Bell. A little surprising however that they obtained no WR depth.

Oakland

Round 1: RB Josh Jacobs, Round 4: TE Foster Moreau, Round 5: WR Hunter Renfrow

I am a little surprised they took the RB in round 1. He may make more immediate impact then anyone in among fantasy football rookies. Renfrow has a nice chance to do so as well as the slot receiver.

Tampa

Round 6: WR Scott Miller

No known impact for this pick on fantasy football.

NYG

Round 1: Daniel Jones, Round 5: Darius Slayton WR

The potential impact is a starting QB who can run. Slayton is a good athlete.

Jacksonville

Round 3: Josh Oliver: TE, Round 5: Ryquel Armstead RB, Round 6: Gardner Minshew QB

The Jags get themselves some depth in the backfield and possibly a starting TE. Te’s however don’t usually do well in fantasy in their first year.

Detroit

Round 1: Thomas Hockenson: TE, Round 6: Travis Fulgham, Round 6: Ty Johnson, Round 7: Issac Nata

The Lions got themselves an immediate impact player at TE I believe, to be worth a flier in any late round fantasy draft this year.

Buffalo 

Round 3: Devin Sigletary RB; Dawson Knox TE; Round 7: Thomas Sweeney TE

Buffalo seems to have their RB to replace the aging and injured McCoy finally. Frank Gore and TJ Yeldon don’t matter as a potential running back.

Pittsburgh

Round 3: Dionte Johnson WR; Round 4 Benjamin Snell; Round 6: Zack Gentry

The top 2 rookies will get their share of work especially as injuries creep up.

 

NFL Draft Order, Fantasy Mock Draft Dream Scenario for Each Team

For each team what I want to do is take the player in this mock draft that will instantly impact their (or your) fantasy team, depending on if you use these players and teams in your fantasy football draft. Here is the draft order along with the pick for each team.

The pick is in for each team, with the goal of becoming better in fantasy for 2019. Forget the Super Bowl. We want to win our fantasy football championship! If you’ll notice QB’s not selected high, as they should not be in fantasy drafts either.

Fantasy Mock Draft in Order of Current picks

  1. Arizona Cardinals: WRN’Keal Harry; A more rare than raw talent.
  2. San Francisco 49ers: WR DK Metcalf; Also a combine freak. Good fit here.
  3. New York Jets: WR Hakeem Butler; Any team could use this massive body!
  4. Oakland Raiders: RB Josh Jacobs; Its time for a next feature RB
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR: Deebo Samuel; Can fill Slot WR Need
  6. New York Giants: TE TJ Hockenson; Imagine Eli’s weapons with TJ!
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: TE: Noah Fant; Its a run for TE’s, needy position
  8. Detroit Lions: TE Irv Smith; Great fit for Stafford, his Gronk
  9. Buffalo Bills: TE J. Sternberger;All first round worthy TE’s gone.
  10. Denver Broncos: QB: Kyler Murray; At least I made him a top 10 pick!
  11. Cincinnati Bengals: OT Jawaan Taylor; Fills position of need for their roster.
  12. Green Bay Packers: Edge Nick Bosa; Give them the best Defender for DST
  13. Miami Dolphins: QB Dwayne Haskins; They get their QB here
  14. Atlanta Falcons: RB Darrell Henderson; This is there fantasy need for sure
  15. Washington Redskins: WR Kelvin Harmon; A hole in the WR corps calls here
  16. Carolina Panthers: DT Quinnen Williams Best player in the draft?
  17. New York Giants from Cleveland Browns: Daniel Jones: They need the QB!
  18. Minnesota Vikings: CB Greedy Williams: Build on a strength.
  19. Tennessee Titans: LB Devin White: What an Athlete at any position!
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers: OT Jonah Williams: This guy would really help them out.
  21. Seattle Seahawks: Edge Brian Burns; Tough call here for best available.
  22. Baltimore Ravens: WR Parris Campbell; This is the best option to help QB
  23. Houston Texans: RB Miles Sanders; Any relation to Barry?
  24. Oakland Raiders from Chicago Bears: Edge Josh Allen; Replace K. Mack?
  25. Philadelphia Eagles: DT Ed Oliver; With no needs take best overall.
  26. Indianapolis Colts: WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside; Good pick for Luck
  27. Oakland Raiders from Dallas Cowbys: WR AJ Brown: for a splash pick.
  28. Los Angeles Chargers: WR Marquise Brown; Exactly what they need
  29. Seattle Seahawks from Chiefs: WR Stanley Morgan Jr. Could be future X WR
  30. Green Bay Packers from New Orleans Saints: RB Damien Harris; RB help
  31. Los Angeles Rams: RB Rodney Anderson; Great for the power RB help
  32. New England Patriots: DT Clelin Ferrell; For once they don’t get their guy