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PPR and Standard Specialists

This is a look at how player rank compares between standard and PPR leagues. The table at the bottom shows the player’s standard rank and their PPR boost – the amount of spots they rise or fall when switching to PPR. A positive boost means the player rises in PPR rankings. A negative boost means the player drops in PPR rankings. You can use this list to help you target players depending on your league settings. Of course, this data is already baked into your cheat sheet but it’s nice if you want a little extra homework.

But first, let’s start with our annual reminder that PPR does NOT mean WRs are more important than any other position. We’ve all heard it… “it’s PPR so I need to go heavy on WRs.” or “I need to pick a WR first.” PPR simply means that players that catch a lot of passes are more valuable than other players AT THE SAME POSITION that don’t catch a lot of passes.

It doesn’t matter whether you get one point per reception or one-hundred points per reception because everyone in your league gets the same one-hundred points. It’s all about how your WR compares to their WRs. This year, I’ve started hearing “TE premium” – leagues where TE’s get 1.5 PPR, but, as you know from above, that doesn’t make TE a premium position, it only makes high-volume TEs a premium over other TEs!

With that disclaimer out of the way, the biggest thing we can do with the information below is to smartly fill out our bench. RBs in the mid rounds are largely wasted positions – they’re players who have little chance of starting on their real team and little chance of starting on your fantasy team. But, you can find some RBs who are pass-catching specialists. They may never be your RB1, but when in a pinch for a flex spot, they can fill in and have a decent floor because of their PPR ability. Target those players in the mid and late rounds rather than your usual backup RBs.

Standard RankPlayerTeamPosPPR Boost
237Kenyan DrakeLVRB43
270Rex BurkheadHOURB38
150Nyheim HinesINDRB37
274Dontrell HilliardTENRB30
264Tavon AustinBUFWR28
252Samaje PerineCINRB27
196Darrel WilliamsARIRB24
290Joshua KelleyLACRB24
172Rachaad WhiteTBRB23
154J.D. McKissicWASRB22
248Jerick McKinnonKCRB22
267Mike DavisBALRB22
145Kenneth GainwellPHIRB19
214Chuba HubbardCARRB19
227Tyrion Davis-PriceSFRB19
96Chase EdmondsMIARB18
156Jahan DotsonWASWR17
161Rondale MooreARIWR17
180Isiah PachecoKCRB16
183Evan EngramJACTE16
199Zamir WhiteLVRB16
249David BellCLEWR16
49Travis EtienneJACRB13
67Amon-Ra St. BrownDETWR13
128Tyler BoydCINWR12
155Isaiah SpillerLACRB12
224Damien WilliamsATLRB12
120James CookBUFRB11
85Hunter RenfrowLVWR10
90Tony PollardDALRB10
283Matt BreidaNYGRB10
93Cordarrelle PattersonATLRB9
121Cole KmetCHITE9
132Jakobi MeyersNEWR9
159Mecole HardmanKCWR9
223Jamison CrowderBUFWR9
269Braxton BerriosNYJWR9
32Keenan AllenLACWR8
45Jaylen WaddleMIAWR8
46Diontae JohnsonPITWR8
80T.J. HockensonDETTE8
217Parris CampbellINDWR8
243Kyle RudolphTBTE8
286Amari RodgersGBWR8
51Brandin CooksHOUWR7
63Darnell MooneyCHIWR7
70Dalton SchultzDALTE7
95Drake LondonATLWR7
101Zach ErtzARITE7
175Mark IngramNORB7
182Romeo DoubsGBWR7
220Cameron BrateTBTE7
245Sterling ShepardNYGWR7
59Michael ThomasNOWR6
31Michael PittmanINDWR5
57Chris GodwinTBWR5
76Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCRB5
88Kareem HuntCLERB5
104Kadarius ToneyNYGWR5
152Albert OkwuegbunamDENTE5
176Wan’Dale RobinsonNYGWR5
195Alec PierceINDWR5
259Eno BenjaminARIRB5
287Marquez CallawayNOWR5
21Aaron JonesGBRB4
68JuJu Smith-SchusterKCWR4
99Christian KirkJACWR4
100Robert WoodsTENWR4
142Brian RobinsonWASRB4
144Jamaal WilliamsDETRB4
158Tyler HigbeeLARTE4
162Marvin JonesJACWR4
17D’Andre SwiftDETRB3
38Terry McLaurinWASWR3
54Allen RobinsonLARWR3
71Rashod BatemanBALWR3
77Elijah MooreNYJWR3
106Dameon PierceHOURB3
123Michael CarterNYJRB3
163Raheem MostertMIARB3
253Odell BeckhamFAWR3
5Austin EkelerLACRB2
9Najee HarrisPITRB2
14Stefon DiggsBUFWR2
18CeeDee LambDALWR2
23Tyreek HillMIAWR2
24Mark AndrewsBALTE2
33D.J. MooreCARWR2
127Alexander MattisonMINRB2
137Irv Smith JrMINTE2
179Robert TonyanGBTE2
188Corey DavisNYJWR2
272Albert WilsonMINWR2
278Michael BandyLACWR2
293ZaQuandre WhiteMIARB2
3Christian McCaffreyCARRB1
6Justin JeffersonMINWR1
16Alvin KamaraNORB1
19Saquon BarkleyNYGRB1
20Leonard FournetteTBRB1
28A.J. BrownPHIWR1
35Kyle PittsATLTE1
56Marquise BrownARIWR1
74Miles SandersPHIRB1
83Devin SingletaryBUFRB1
108Pat FreiermuthPITTE1
112James RobinsonJACRB1
118Russell GageTBWR1
122Darrell HendersonLARRB1
170Christian WatsonGBWR1
189Gerald EverettLACTE1
198KJ HamlerDENWR1
225A.J. GreenARIWR1
260Lil’Jordan HumphreyNEWR1
265Myles GaskinMIARB1
294Jerreth SternsTBWR1
1Jonathan TaylorINDRB0
4Cooper KuppLARWR0
10Joe MixonCINRB0
11Davante AdamsLVWR0
25Mike EvansTBWR0
48Darren WallerLVTE0
105Chris OlaveNOWR0
110Treylon BurksTENWR0
130George PickensPITWR0
216Donovan Peoples-JonesCLEWR0
7Dalvin CookMINRB-1
8Ja’Marr ChaseCINWR-1
12Travis KelceKCTE-1
22Javonte WilliamsDENRB-1
29Tee HigginsCINWR-1
61Adam ThielenMINWR-1
65AJ DillonGBRB-1
86Rhamondre StevensonNERB-1
107Chase ClaypoolPITWR-1
113Skyy MooreKCWR-1
206Gus EdwardsBALRB-1
37David MontgomeryCHIRB-2
40Courtland SuttonDENWR-2
47George KittleSFTE-2
58Jerry JeudyDENWR-2
98Melvin GordonDENRB-2
131Jarvis LandryNOWR-2
157Jalen TolbertDALWR-2
241Byron PringleCHIWR-2
250Devin DuvernayBALWR-2
26James ConnerARIRB-3
30Ezekiel ElliottDALRB-3
66Amari CooperCLEWR-3
73Dallas GoedertPHITE-3
119Garrett WilsonNYJWR-3
138Khalil HerbertCHIRB-3
277Jonnu SmithNETE-3
289Chris ConleyHOUWR-3
299Dan ArnoldJACTE-3
2Derrick HenryTENRB-4
39Breece HallNYJRB-4
42DK MetcalfSEAWR-4
87Tyler LockettSEAWR-4
89DeAndre HopkinsARIWR-4
97Kenneth WalkerSEARB-4
125D.J. CharkDETWR-4
141Julio JonesTBWR-4
174Hayden HurstCINTE-4
197Kendrick BourneNEWR-4
297Kendall BlantonLARTE-4
15Deebo SamuelSFWR-5
36Cam AkersLARRB-5
62Antonio GibsonWASRB-5
84DeVonta SmithPHIWR-5
126Michael GallupDALWR-5
148David NjokuCLETE-5
160Ronald JonesKCRB-5
187Van JeffersonLARWR-5
34Mike WilliamsLACWR-6
52Josh JacobsLVRB-6
55Gabriel DavisBUFWR-6
79Allen LazardGBWR-6
185D’Onta ForemanCARRB-6
221Zack MossBUFRB-6
233D’Ernest JohnsonCLERB-6
235Boston ScottPHIRB-6
43J.K. DobbinsBALRB-7
117DeVante ParkerNEWR-7
177Austin HooperTENTE-7
258Bryan EdwardsATLWR-7
261Ameer AbdullahLVRB-7
78Rashaad PennySEARB-8
50Elijah MitchellSFRB-9
109Mike GesickiMIATE-9
146Tyler AllgeierATLRB-9
153Robbie AndersonCARWR-9
167Jameson WilliamsDETWR-9
171K.J. OsbornMINWR-9
262Terrace MarshallCARWR-9
288Ricky Seals-JonesNYGTE-9
69Damien HarrisNERB-10
82Brandon AiyukSFWR-10
94Dawson KnoxBUFTE-10
116Hunter HenryNETE-11
238Zay JonesJACWR-11
296Jaylen WarrenPITRB-11
140Marlon MackHOURB-12
149Nico CollinsHOUWR-12
133Kenny GolladayNYGWR-13
168Isaiah McKenzieBUFWR-13
134Noah FantSEATE-14
275Tyler ConklinNYJTE-14
13Nick ChubbCLERB-15
247Jeff WilsonSFRB-15
226Cedrick WilsonMIAWR-16
111Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKCWR-17
246Nick WestbrookTENWR-17
239Hassan HaskinsTENRB-18
147Josh PalmerLACWR-19
236Sammy WatkinsGBWR-19
200Sony MichelMIARB-23
192Mo Alie-CoxINDTE-26
208Will FullerFAWR-26
222Randall CobbGBWR-26
218Brevin JordanHOUTE-28
266Adam TrautmanNOTE-29
255Velus JonesCHIWR-31
300Khalil ShakirBUFWR-35
166Curtis SamuelWASWR-36
191Logan ThomasWASTE-39
234C.J. UzomahNYJTE-49
173Trey SermonSFRB-56
254O.J. HowardBUFTE-59
256Duke JohnsonBUFRB-62

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