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Top 200 Big Board, Half-Point PPR: Version 2.0
Preseason Matchup Analysis
8/25/18

Half-Point PPR | PPR | Non-PPR

So, I was one of 24 fantasy analysts fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the inaugural King's Classic at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, last weekend. (What a great time! Better yet, #KingsClassic was a trending on Twitter at one point on Saturday.) I promise to share details in the coming weeks because the event figures to become a fixture in the industry in the years ahead. But I have other business to attend to at the moment - namely delivering a Big Board to meet and exceed the expectations of my audience.

For anyone unfamiliar with my Big Boards, allow me to explain the SSI concept as well as the color-coding system before we start:

SSI (Success Score Index) - A single number that reflects a score based on meticulously grading and assigning certain weights to several attributes that I feel are critical to fantasy success at a position. It is the number that allows me to compare apples to oranges across the positions.

Red For lower-level players, a red matchup is the most difficult one a player can face. For a second- or third-tier player, drop your expectations for them at least one grade that week (i.e. from WR2 to WR3). For elite players, expect them to perform one level lower than their usual status (i.e. RB1 performs like an RB2).

Yellow For lower-level players, he is a borderline start at best. For a second- or third-tier player, the slight edge goes to the defense in what is essentially a toss-up. For the elite players, expect slightly better than average production.

White This one can go either way, but I favor the player over the matchup. In some cases, I just don’t feel like I have a good feel yet for this matchup. Generally speaking, these matchups are winnable for all levels of players.

Green For non-elite players, the stage is set for a player to have a productive day. For the elite player, this matchup could produce special numbers.

Note: Later this week, I will release my Top 200 Big Boards for 0.5 PPR leagues. After that, I will present my final rankings for kickers and defense/special teams as well. Next week will feature Top 200 Big Boards for The Fantasy Championship (TFC) and the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC). The colors in the "Pos" column represent the tiers in which I have placed each player.

Here is the scoring system that I used to rank the players in the Half-Point PPR format:

 Half Point PPR Big Board - Top 200
Rank Pos Player Tm SSI 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1 RB1 Todd Gurley LAR 1196.3
2 RB2 David Johnson ARI 1160.8
3 RB3 Leonard Fournette JAC 1149.1
4 RB4 Melvin Gordon LAC 1139.0
5 WR1 Antonio Brown PIT 1134.3
6 RB5 Saquon Barkley NYG 1133.1
7 RB6 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 1125.3
8 WR2 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG 1124.6
9 RB7 Le'Veon Bell PIT 1109.8
10 WR3 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 1106.2
11 RB8 Kareem Hunt KC 1099.7
12 RB9 Dalvin Cook MIN 1070.1
13 RB10 Alvin Kamara NO 1049.6
14 WR4 Julio Jones ATL 1047.1
15 WR5 Michael Thomas NO 1039.1
16 WR6 Davante Adams GB 1030.8
17 RB11 Christian McCaffrey CAR 1029.7
18 WR7 Keenan Allen LAC 1027.1
19 WR8 A.J. Green CIN 1024.3
20 WR9 Mike Evans TB 1003.0
21 RB12 Devonta Freeman ATL 999.9
22 RB13 Jordan Howard CHI 998.9
23 RB14 Alex Collins BAL 997.5
24 RB15 Joe Mixon CIN 995.9
25 TE1 Rob Gronkowski NE 995.7
26 WR10 Stefon Diggs MIN 993.8
27 WR11 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 992.7
28 RB16 Jerick McKinnon SF 983.4
29 WR12 T.Y. Hilton IND 974.4
30 TE2 Travis Kelce KC 972.9
31 WR13 Tyreek Hill KC 967.5
32 RB17 Derrick Henry TEN 960.4
33 WR14 Doug Baldwin SEA 957.2
34 WR15 Demaryius Thomas DEN 954.6
35 WR16 Adam Thielen MIN 946.1
36 RB18 LeSean McCoy BUF 940.9
37 WR17 Amari Cooper OAK 934.1
38 TE3 Zach Ertz PHI 906.0
39 WR18 Corey Davis TEN 897.7
40 RB19 Jay Ajayi PHI 896.6
41 WR19 Emmanuel Sanders DEN 891.3
42 WR20 Jarvis Landry CLE 886.0
43 RB20 Lamar Miller HOU 883.6
44 TE4 Jimmy Graham GB 880.5
45 QB1 Aaron Rodgers GB 879.5
46 RB21 Kenyan Drake MIA 878.0
47 WR21 Marvin Jones DET 874.7
48 RB22 Dion Lewis TEN 871.3
49 RB23 Royce Freeman DEN 871.1
50 WR22 Chris Hogan NE 868.1
51 RB24 Rex Burkhead NE 867.4
52 WR23 Allen Robinson CHI 866.4
53 WR24 Golden Tate DET 860.2
54 RB25 Tarik Cohen CHI 847.0
55 TE5 Kyle Rudolph MIN 842.8
56 TE6 Trey Burton CHI 842.7
57 WR25 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT 842.5
58 RB26 Isaiah Crowell NYJ 841.9
59 WR26 Jamison Crowder WAS 840.6
60 WR27 Sammy Watkins KC 838.6
61 RB27 Marshawn Lynch OAK 837.2
62 TE7 Delanie Walker TEN 835.2
63 RB28 Jamaal Williams GB 833.2
64 RB29 Chris Carson SEA 833.1
65 TE8 Greg Olsen CAR 831.4
66 RB30 Carlos Hyde CLE 830.6
67 QB2 Deshaun Watson HOU 828.3
68 QB3 Tom Brady NE 828.3
69 WR28 Michael Crabtree BAL 827.8
70 RB31 Chris Thompson WAS 827.7
71 RB32 Tevin Coleman ATL 827.1
72 QB4 Drew Brees NO 824.5
73 RB33 Kerryon Johnson DET 822.8
74 WR29 Robby Anderson NYJ 820.8
75 QB5 Kirk Cousins MIN 818.5
76 WR30 Brandin Cooks LAR 818.3
77 QB6 Russell Wilson SEA 816.8
78 RB34 Mark Ingram NO 815.3
79 RB35 Ronald Jones TB 815.1
80 WR31 Marquise Goodwin SF 814.5
81 QB7 Cam Newton CAR 814.3
82 WR32 Cooper Kupp LAR 812.8
83 QB8 Andrew Luck IND 812.3
84 QB9 Philip Rivers LAC 812.0
85 TE9 Evan Engram NYG 810.3
86 WR33 Josh Gordon CLE 810.3
87 WR34 Alshon Jeffery PHI 807.8
88 RB36 Peyton Barber TB 807.5
89 WR35 Robert Woods LAR 806.7
90 QB10 Carson Wentz PHI 806.5
91 WR36 Kenny Stills MIA 806.4
92 WR37 Randall Cobb GB 805.6
93 RB37 Matt Breida SF 804.0
94 WR38 Julian Edelman NE 803.6
95 TE10 Jack Doyle IND 801.8
96 WR39 Nelson Agholor PHI 801.2
97 WR40 Jordy Nelson OAK 799.2
98 RB38 Duke Johnson CLE 798.4
99 TE11 David Njoku CLE 795.9
100 RB39 Adrian Peterson WAS 794.5
101 WR41 Sterling Shepard NYG 792.2
102 RB40 Bilal Powell NYJ 790.3
103 QB11 Matthew Stafford DET 788.0
104 TE12 Jordan Reed WAS 787.0
105 QB12 Ben Roethlisberger PIT 786.5
106 RB41 Sony Michel NE 786.5
107 RB42 Marlon Mack IND 786.0
108 QB13 Marcus Mariota TEN 785.5
109 TE13 Mike Gesicki MIA 784.8
110 WR42 Devin Funchess CAR 784.8
111 WR43 Will Fuller HOU 780.6
112 QB14 Patrick Mahomes KC 779.5
113 QB15 Matt Ryan ATL 778.5
114 QB16 Jared Goff LAR 777.0
115 RB43 Ty Montgomery GB 776.5
116 TE14 George Kittle SF 770.8
117 WR44 Kelvin Benjamin BUF 769.5
118 WR45 DeVante Parker MIA 769.2
119 TE15 Ricky Seals-Jones ARI 768.3
120 TE16 O.J. Howard TB 767.7
121 QB17 Jimmy Garoppolo SF 759.3
122 QB18 Alex Smith WAS 759.3
123 RB44 Rashaad Penny SEA 756.7
124 QB19 Blake Bortles JAC 756.5
125 WR46 John Brown BAL 754.2
126 RB45 Frank Gore MIA 744.4
127 WR47 Kenny Golladay DET 743.7
128 QB20 Dak Prescott DAL 743.3
129 TE17 Austin Seferian-Jenkins JAC 742.3
130 WR48 Anthony Miller CHI 742.0
131 TE18 Ben Watson NO 741.4
132 RB46 James White NE 741.1
133 TE19 Cameron Brate TB 736.7
134 WR49 Mike Williams LAC 735.6
135 RB47 Jordan Wilkins IND 735.4
136 QB21 Eli Manning NYG 735.3
137 QB22 Andy Dalton CIN 732.0
138 WR50 Michael Gallup DAL 731.2
139 WR51 Pierre Garcon SF 731.2
140 RB48 Devontae Booker DEN 730.4
141 RB49 Austin Ekeler LAC 729.3
142 WR52 Josh Doctson WAS 729.0
143 WR53 D.J. Moore CAR 725.4
144 TE20 Eric Ebron IND 724.7
145 WR54 Chris Godwin TB 724.5
146 WR55 Geronimo Allison GB 723.1
147 RB50 Nick Chubb CLE 722.5
148 RB51 Giovani Bernard CIN 721.0
149 WR56 Cameron Meredith NO 720.6
150 RB52 Doug Martin OAK 720.2
151 RB53 Nyheim Hines IND 720.1
152 QB23 Jameis Winston TB 719.5
153 RB54 Theo Riddick DET 716.6
154 QB24 Derek Carr OAK 716.3
155 WR57 James Washington PIT 712.6
156 WR58 Tyrell Williams LAC 712.3
157 RB55 Aaron Jones GB 710.8
158 WR59 Tyler Lockett SEA 709.2
159 TE21 Vance McDonald PIT 708.8
160 QB25 Mitchell Trubisky CHI 704.5
161 WR60 Rishard Matthews TEN 704.5
162 QB26 Case Keenum DEN 703.8
163 TE22 Charles Clay BUF 701.8
164 WR61 Calvin Ridley ATL 698.1
165 TE23 Tyler Eifert CIN 696.8
166 WR62 John Ross CIN 694.8
167 WR63 Keelan Cole JAC 692.3
168 QB27 Tyrod Taylor CLE 688.5
169 WR64 Allen Hurns DAL 688.1
170 RB56 Corey Clement PHI 687.2
171 RB57 C.J. Anderson CAR 684.3
172 RB58 Jalen Richard OAK 684.3
173 WR65 Christian Kirk ARI 682.9
174 QB28 Joe Flacco BAL 681.5
175 WR66 Dede Westbrook JAC 674.2
176 WR67 DeSean Jackson TB 673.1
177 WR68 Quincy Enunwa NYJ 670.1
178 RB59 Tavon Austin DAL 667.5
179 RB60 Elijah McGuire NYJ 666.8
180 WR69 Marqise Lee JAC 656.2
181 WR70 Ryan Grant IND 655.3
182 TE24 Jared Cook OAK 651.4
183 RB61 Latavius Murray MIN 650.6
184 TE25 Austin Hooper ATL 647.5
185 WR71 Courtland Sutton DEN 646.5
186 WR72 Mike Wallace PHI 646.2
187 WR73 Taywan Taylor TEN 646.0
188 TE26 Gerald Everett LAR 645.6
189 RB62 C.J. Prosise SEA 644.4
190 RB63 Kenneth Dixon BAL 642.3
191 RB64 James Conner PIT 641.7
192 RB65 DeAndre Washington OAK 641.0
193 RB66 Javorius Allen BAL 640.5
194 WR74 Cole Beasley DAL 638.2
195 TE27 Vernon Davis WAS 629.8
196 WR75 Mohamed Sanu ATL 628.2
197 RB67 LeGarrette Blount DET 614.7
198 RB68 T.J. Yeldon JAC 609.5
199 RB69 Chris Ivory BUF 616.0
200 RB70 Spencer Ware KC 593.5


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Doug Orth has written for FF Today since 2006 and been featured in USA Today’s Fantasy Football Preview magazine since 2010. He hosted USA Today’s hour-long, pre-kickoff fantasy football internet chat every Sunday in 2012-13 and appears as a guest analyst on a number of national sports radio shows, including Sirius XM’s “Fantasy Drive”. Doug is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.