Experienced fantasy football owners know that from the standard league to the PPR league, player rankings may undergo subtle or dramatic changes. The obvious winner is the Stud RB, who commanded a large number of targets in their respective attacks, but the WR and TE of high targets can also rise significantly. This has resulted in some “excellent” standard contributors becoming top PPR studs, and some players in the lower third of the standard rankings becoming legitimate sleepers in PPR.
Knowing your league’s scoring settings is critical to how to evaluate players at certain points in your fantasy draft, especially if you switch from standard to PPR this year or if you use both formats at the same time. Even if all your leagues are PPR, the default ranking or draft applet on your hosting site may be optimized for standard leagues.
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Below, we will focus on the RB, WR and TE that get the most value in the PPR league, from stud to sleeper.
Fantasy Football Ranking: Players who gain value in the PPR league
RB Alvin Kamara, saint
Regardless of the format, Kamara is an excellent player, but he is especially valuable in PPR. His standard success (RB2) last year was also incredible, because his 21 total touchdowns led the league, which is a level you can’t expect him to achieve. What you can expect to continue is his large number of catches, especially with Michael Thomas missing indefinitely after an ankle surgery. In his four-year career, Camara has completed at least 97 goals each season. Even if the Saints’ offensive efficiency is not high, he will have high scores every week, with a series of goals moving in his direction. He went from a standard potential top five pick to a potential first pick in the PPR.
RB Austin Ekeler, charger
In Ekeler’s last healthy season (2019), he was RB4 in PPR and RB7 in standard. Although he only produced 557 yards of rushing, he received 92 times within 993 yards, and also shared with Melvin Gordon. If he can stay healthy and have more than 15 touches per game, he will be able to become the top 10 PPR again this season.
More top 20 RBs that get value in PPR: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chief; Nagy Harris, Steelers; DeAndre Swift, Lions; Miles Gaskin, Dolphins
WR Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
Lockett jumped from the standard WR11 to the PPR WR8 last season. Reason: DK Metcalf has taken over the deep threats in the offense, and Lockett is still a highly targeted player in the shallow and middle of the field. He ranked fifth in the NFL with 100 catches a season ago and has an undeniable chemistry with Russell Wilson.
WR Keenan Allen, charger
Allen’s name has become synonymous with the PPR league. Last season, he set the lowest total yardage since 2016 with a total yardage of 992. Nevertheless, due to his 100 catches, he ranks 14th among the receivers in the PPR league. He can almost guarantee that he can grab 100 goals every season, so although his yardage/received count still has many shortcomings, the sheer number of goals and catches make him particularly valuable in PPR.
More top 20 WRs who gained value in PPR: Alan Robinson, Bear; CeeDee Lamb, Cowboy; DJ Moore, Black Panther
TE Logan Thomas, Washington
Last year, Thomas became 7th in standard TE and 3rd in PPR TE with 72 catches, second only to Travis Kelce and Darren Waller. Thomas has made a respectable 6 TDs, but his passing yards per game is only 9.3 yards. The addition of Curtis Samuel may take away some of Thomas’ goals, but Thomas is still one of the few well-known TEs that really jump based on the format.
More top 10 TEs that received (slight) value in PPR: TJ Hockenson, Lions; Dallas Goldt, Hawks
High-end PPR players
This section refers to players who are not necessarily fantasy stars but have risen in PPR, whether from RB4 to RB3 or from WR3 to WR2.
RB JD McKissic, Washington
Can you name the running back who received more receptions than AJ Brown, Mike Evans and TJ Hockenson in 2020? Alvin Camara-well, yes. But who else? You may have figured it out now-McKissic. He ranks second in reception running backs (80), second only to Kamala (83). Before any yardage or touchdown, this is 80 points in the all-point PPR league. Although Antonio Gibson and Curtis Samuel take over more of the ball in the Washington offense and his role may be reduced, McKissic himself should at least be flexible in the PPR format.
RB Kareem Hunt, Browns
Although Kareem Hunt’s RB10 score was higher than we expected in the backcourt with Nick Chubb, who is completely healthy, Hunt will still see more two people catching the ball. Since Chubb has no activity for a quarter of the 2020 season, we will look at statistics for 2019. Compared with Chubb’s 16 games in 19 years, in only eight games, Hunter scored 44 goals, only 5 fewer than Chubb. A better way to look at it is the goal of every game. Hunter has 5.5 goals per game, and Chubb has 3.1. In short, Hunter is an excellent running back who will receive the ball. Even if his sprint role is weakened, his receiving acuity makes him a solid fantasy asset in PPR.
RB Tariq Cohen, Bears
In Cohen’s last injury-free season (2019), he ranked RB27 in the PPR and RB44 in the standard. Obviously, there is a significant difference between the high-end RB finish and the standard backplane that can hardly be played. This is the case with Cohen. He deserves a mid-round draft pick in the PPR, but a standard late-stage handcuffs. Unfortunately, Cohen (5-6, 191 pounds) is still dealing with the setback of his ACL injury last year, so he needs to be monitored. His health may put him on a immunity, so if things go in the right direction for him, be prepared to attack.
RB Travis Etienne, Jaguar
At some point in the near future, whether this year or next year, Etienne may become the main force in the Jaguar attack. However, he may start with a punch or two with James Robinson, with Robinson as the main base runner (at least with short yards) and Etienne as the main receiver.City Meyer Just say that after the draftEtienne completed 102 professional catches during his college years, and his catching skills will continue to the professional level.
RB Chase Edmonds, Cardinals
Edmunds’ explosive power shows that he can be a weapon for the Cardinals’ passing offense. With the Kenyan Drake heading to Las Vegas, Edmonds is expected to take on most of the backcourt reception workload. Last season, he ranked 25th in PPR and 30th in standard. As he takes more of the starting role, he is a potential RB2 in the PPR format.
More RBs upgraded in PPR format: Niheim Hines, Colts; James White, Patriots; Leonard Fournette, Pirates; Devon Single, Bill; Darlington Evans, Titans
WR Robbie Anderson, Panthers
Anderson is one of the more radical movers from standard (WR27) to PPR (WR19). Like Lockett, he is employed at a shallow level in the field and is easily welcomed. He scored 95 goals and DJ Moore was used as an intermediate threat in the passing game of Carolina. This should continue with his former teammate Sam Darnold (Sam Darnold) at the helm.
WR Jarvis Landry, Browns
Since being selected in 2014, Landry has been one of the most targeted players in the NFL. Since then, he has caught 636 passes (the third most), but during that time, he ranked seventh in receiving yards. His entire career has proved why he is more valuable in PPR. He is a highly targeted player in the shallow and middle of the court, which makes him less attractive on the standard.
WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson, Steelers
In 2020, Ben Roethlisberger ranked 32nd among quarterbacks in yards per shot. However, he ranks third in the NFL’s total attempts. When he does go deep, Chase Claypool is usually the main target. Below, Smith Shuster and Johnson use large-volume, low-depth passes to attack. Although the total receiving yards is less than 900 yards, Smith-Schuster’s score in the PPR league is WR18. His 97 catches on 128 goals spelled simple fantasy points on dink-and-dunk goals. Johnson has seen more depth goals than JuJu, but his 10.5 yards/receives are still below par in WR (ranking 88th in WRS). Roethlisberger is past his Gunners peak, so these guys have some safe PPR floors and their target depth is very low.
WR Curtis Samuel, Washington
Samuel is likely to work in shallow areas of the field, and in some cases can even snatch goals from the backcourt. Citing his Panther statistics may not be the most cautious way to assess his prospects in Washington, but he can use it in many ways. However, we must assume that it will not be used as some kind of external deep threat receiver.
More WR upgraded in PPR format: Jakobi Meyers, Patriots; Antonio Brown, Pirates; Tyler Boyd, Bengal Tigers; Laviska Shenault Jr., Jaguars; Jamison Cloud, Jets; Colbisley, Bill; Russell Gage, Falcon; Marquez Callaway, Saint
TE Blake Jarwin, cowboy
It’s hard to say that Jarwin is a “definite ascender” because there are still playing time issues when he recovers from a torn ACL, but if he is the main TE of the Cowboys, he should have many goals. Last year, Dalton Schultz ranked fifth in TE captures (63) and ninth in goals (89), while replacing Javin.
More TEs upgraded in PPR format: Chris Herndon, Jets; CJ Uzomah, Bengal Tigers