College Football Fantasy Player Rankings 2019

College Football Fantasy Player Rankings 2019

Welcome to our first fantasy college football article of the season. In this article we rank the top 20 QB’s, 30 RB’s, 30 WR’s, and 20 TE’s, and will keep the rankings updated as camp battles play out.

With so much attention on the return of daily fantasy college football contests in 2018, it would be easy to forget about the die-hard season-long CFF guys out there, but we have been doing season-long CFF rankings for years now and do not plan on stopping anytime soon.

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2019 College Football Fantasy QB Rankings

Let’s get one thing straight right away: these rankings are going to fluctuate dramatically week-to-week based off matchups. While I did weigh overall strength of schedule in these preseason rankings, I did not go so far as to rank bad QB’s in the top 20 simply because of their system and schedule. There has to be some talent to warrant a top 20 spot.

D’Eriq King would have been a top 5 QB even if Applewhite was back for this season, the Dana Holgorsen hiring put him over the top and I think he’s the top fantasy CFB player in the nation for 2019. Of all the QB’s in the top 10, I think Tua is the biggest stretch at 2. Don’t underestimate the effect of losing Mike Locksley, Dan Enos, and Josh Gattis all in the same offseason. This offense looked much different during Sark’s last run.

We have depth at this position every season, so I’m not going to say this is the best class ever… but wow. Tua and Trevor both feel like generational players. Hurts transferring to Oklahoma will just keep the Lincoln Riley parade going, and we know system QB’s like Cole McDonald and Gabe Grubrud will put up video game numbers as always.

A couple of big-name guys not on this list worth mentioning: Shea Patterson and David Pindell. Despite a complete offensive overhaul this offseason, and arguably the best or second-best WR group in the nation, Patterson still has to shake the Harbaugh stigma for fantasy owners to buy-in. We think Gattis’s system will better feature Patterson’s athleticism and turn heads early this year.

Pindell is off the radar for a different reason. His team stinks, and his school does not seem to care. A program surrounded by turmoil and controversy, UConn went 0-11 last season. Despite that, Pindell threw for more yards and touchdowns than Zac Thomas (20 below) and led the nation in rushing yards by a QB (1,142 w/ 10 TD’s).

HR RankQuarterbackSchoolNotes
1D’Eriq KingHouston3,600 total yards and 50 touchdowns in 2018, given experience, system (Dana Holgorsen), and schedule, King is our clear number one QB.
2Tua TagovailoaAlabamaWe mentioned in the intro we have concerns w/ the coaching staff, but hard to drop him beyond 2. So talented, ridiculous weapons and 42 touchdowns in 2018.
3Sam EhlingerTexasEhlinger fits the Tom Herman mold perfectly and put up 48 TD’s last year, with 500 yards and 16 TD’s rushing.
4Nathan RourkeOhioDominated the MAC as a sophomore in 2018 w/ 3,300 yards and 38 TD’s including 15 rushing.
5Jalen HurtsOklahomaHow low could we go before inserting Oklahoma QB… Lincoln Riley has created a machine and he’s got another good one w/ the Bama transfer.
6Gage GrubrudWashington StateSimilar to Oklahoma, we can just insert WSU starting QB here. If Grubrud wins the job he will likely lead the nation in attempts. Minshew had 130 more attempts than anyone else in nation.
7Holton AhlersEast CarolinaOnly 2,400 yards and 18 touchdowns, but we got a glimpse of what he is capable of in this system.
8Justin FieldsOhio StateDwayne Haskins led CFB in passing yards and TD’s last season. OSU hiring Day just ensures Fields finds similar success.
9Adrian MartinezNebraskaSomewhat modest numbers in 2018 given his talent and the system, but will be a phenomenal matchup play in 2019.
10Cole McDonaldHawaiiPut up 4,200 yards and 40 touchdowns, and we actually have him projected for 4,600 and 45 this season.
11Spencer SandersOk StateTaylor Cornelius put up 4200/42 in this system last season. Sanders is a much more dynamic runner, passing yards always there w/ Gundy.
12Bryce PerkinsVirginiaPerkins put up a total of 3,600 yards and 34 touchdowns, with nearly 1,000 yards and 9 TD’s rushing in first year as a starter.
13Trevor LawrenceClemsonCould break every passing record…ever… if staff chooses to let him. Loaded w/ weapons, cake schedule, unreal arm talent.
14Khalil TateArizonaNumbers were way down in 2018, which should be expected in new system. Will be better in year two w/ Sumlin.
15Mason FineNorth TexasPut up big numbers throwing the ball for NT last season, with 3,800 yards and a 27/5 TD/INT ratio.
16Jordan LoveUtah State39 TD’s in 2018. Not much production as a runner outside of 7 rushing TD’s. Still an explosive offense w/ favorable schedule.
17Justin HerbertOregonHerbert back for swan song, had 3,400 yards and 31 TD’s. Numbers could jump in year 2 under Arroyo.
18Darriel MackUCFTotal system play here. Got experience after Milton injury last year, and scored 5 rushing touchdowns in final 3 games.
19Autin KendallWest VirginiaTalented QB, pass heavy system, favorable schedule. Kendall will put up big numbers in 2019.
20Zach ThomasApp StateSchedule is unbelievably easy and he was a red zone machine last season w/ 10 rushing touchdowns. Will need more than 1,800 passing yards to finish top 20 in 2019.

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2019 College Football Fantasy RB Rankings

As tends to be the case every year, the 2019 RB class feels top-heavy. The top 4 were easy to identify and rank, beyond that an argument can be made for and against just about every back on the list.

At the top, Taylor is the best bet to lead the nation in rushing again this season but isn’t active enough in the passing game to beat out Eno for #1. Keep an eye on CFB futures and the odds to lead the nation in rushing, I think Patrick Taylor could be a sneaky bet. Henderson was #2 last season despite giving up 1,000+ yards to Taylor, who now takes over the role as lead back.

If you are looking for a week one sleeper on FanDuel and DraftKings, or a deep sleeper for season long leagues, I’m betting on Louisville’s Hassan Hall. Scott Satterfield was brought in to improve the running game and defense, and new OC Dwayne Ledford brings in a proven system from NC State and at the very least will have this o-line dramatically improved. While there is depth behind Hall, he could be the lead back for a much improved Louisville running game.

HR RankRunning BackSchool2018 Stats
1Eno BenjaminArizona StateLed Pac 12 in yards w/ 1,900 and 19 touchdowns. Active in passing game, easy schedule, could get to 400 touches in 2019.
2Jonathan TaylorWisconsinLed the nation in rushing in 2018 with nearly 2,200 yards and 16 touchdowns. Doesn’t catch the ball and lost pieces from offensive line, but this is Wisconsin.
3Travis EtienneSyracuseOver 1,700 yards with 26 touchdowns as a true sophomore in 2018… on just 204 carries. How many carries can he get before ‘Cuse is up 40?
4Patrick TaylorMemphisSteps in as a very capable replacement to Darrell Henderson. Put up 1,208 yards and 16 touchdowns in a backup role last season!
5Juwan WashingtonSDSUOver 1,000 yards and 10 TD’s in 9 games. We are well aware of what a feature back is capable of w/ Rocky Long
6AJ DillonBoston CollegeCould lead nation in rushing in 2019, but only 8 career receptions and 25 career touchdowns.
7Michael WarrenCincinnati1,600 yards and 20 touchdowns in first year as a starter, favorable schedule, capable receiver.
8D’Andre SwiftGeorgiaAs talented as any back in the nation, can he finally get out of a timeshare and become a fantasy monster?
9Joshua KelleyUCLAPut up 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns as first year starter, ended 2018 on a tear.
10Russell Wilson6His 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns were disappointing after stellar freshman season, but has big chance here w/ Weber gone.
11Najee HarrisAlabamaOver 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns left with Harris and Jacobs. Najee could have a Derrick Henry type season for Bama in 2019.
12J.J. TaylorArizonaNeeds to find the end zone more in 2019, but finished 2018 on a tear w/ 150 yards per game over last five.
13Ke’Shawn VaughtnVanderbiltBig play back put up over 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2018. Could be a major sleeper with Blasingame gone.
14Salvon AhmedWashingtonWith Gaskin gone, Ahmed finally takes the reigns of one of the better rushing attacks in the country. Averaged 5.8 YPC with 7 TD’s in 2018.
15Jermar JeffersonOregon StateOver 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns as a freshman on a really bad Oregon State team, enters year 2 w/ Jonathan Smith’s system (Chris Peterson).
16Spencer BrownUABPut up 7 100 yard games in 2018, 17 touchdowns, had offseason surgery on foot but expected back for camp.
17CJ VerdallOregonPut up solid numbers as true freshman going over 100 yards in 8 of 12 games. Should see even bigger workload in year 2.
18Chuba HubbardOklahoma StatePut up just under 1,000 yards with 12 touchdowns sharing backfield with Justice Hill. Should be the workhorse back in 2019.
19Benny LeMayCharlottePut up 1,500 yards and 11 touchdowns last year, Charlotte brings in Will Healy who coached a high scoring, run heavy offense at Austin Peay.
20Zack MossUtahHad a really good year in 2018, clearly the best back on this roster, yet still has competition for carries and no role in passing game.
21Max BorghiWashington StateLeach tends to play a bunch of backs, but clearly Borghi is their best option. Put up 730 yards and 12 TD’s behind Williams last season.
22DeAndre TorreyNorth TexasPut up 1,200 yards with 17 TD’s in 2019. Team lost their OC to USC this offseason, but still a ton of upside here.
23Scottie PhillipsOle MissOver 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns, but this offense is in rebuild mode w/ all they lost after 2018.  He will be focal point.
24Jashua CorbinTexas A&MThe heir apparent in a Jimbo Fisher offense. Will have to win the job and majority of carries, but was #2 last season and has the talent.
25Pooka WilliamsKansasPut up crazy numbers as a true freshman, averaging 7.0 YPC… will have to carry this offense in 2019.
26Darrynton EvansApp StatePut up 1,300 yards and 8 TD’s in 2018, but plenty of competition for carries on this offense, particularly in the red zone.
27Bryant KobackToledoRan for 900/14 as a true freshman last season. Needs a larger workload, but should get it in year 2.
28B.J. SmithTroyPut up 1,300 yards w/ 13 touchdowns last season… Chip Lindsey the new OC will want to run the ball a ton and Smith is clear workhorse back.
29Larry Rountree IIIMizzouWorkhorse back will have to carry the load even more w/ Lock gone. Kelly Bryant will help keep defenses honest.
30Stevie ScottIndianaScott is a very talented back, put up over 1,200 yards and 11 TD’s last season, but schedule is rough.

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2019 College Football Fantasy WR Rankings

HR RankWide ReceiverSchoolNotes
1Laviska Shenault Jr.ColoradoPlayed less than 9 games, but 89 receptions is crazy. 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns in 9 games… he’s deserving of #1.
2Jerry JeudyAlabamaOk, we waited long enough. Best receiver in the country, has arguably the best QB in country. Hard to believe he wasn’t the top rated WR in his class.
3Tylan WallaceOk StateNation’s leading returning receiver. Put up 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2018, but will likely see a downgrade at QB
4Rondale MoorePurdueAbsolute monster freshman season at Purdue. Second leading returning receiver in the nation, w/ another 200 yards and 2 TD’s as a runner.
5James ProcheSMUPut up 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore, will benefit from Shane Buechele transfer and favorable schedule.
6Marquez StevensonHoustonClear number 1 receiver for our number 1 QB, D’eriq King. Put up over 1,200 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2018.
7Cendric ByrdHawai’iMay have the most upside in the country, simply because 1,400 yards and 16 TD’s left with Ursua. 1,000 yards and 9 TD’s as #2 weapon last season.
8Jalen ReagorTCUHuge sophomore season w/ 1,200 yards and 11 TD’s on a bad TCU offense. Alex Delton should win QB job and will be a massive upgrade.
9Tyler JohnsonMinnesotaMassive production on a bad offense in 2018, 78/1169/12… Should take a step forward, as should QB’s after another offseason w/ P.J. Fleck.
10Antonio Gandy-GoldenLibertyGandy-Golden went over 1,000 yards and put up 10 touchdowns in first year… including 3 multi-touchdown games.
11Rico Bussey Jr.North TexasWe are still extremely high on Mason Fine and Rico Bussey despite losing OC. Put up 1,000/12 as a Junior in 2018.
12CeeDee LambOklahomaNow the go-to guy in OK with Hollywood gone. Put up 1,160/11 as a sophomore in 2018. Riley will have this offense ready again.
13T.J. VasherTexas TechSure, Kingsbury is gone, but Matt Wells even better coach and Bowman is here and Vasher is clear #1 heading into 2019.
14Tee HigginsClemsonThey return a lot of weapons, but put up 12 touchdowns in Lawrence’s fist year. Yardage should be up, and could score 16+ TD’s.
15Warren JacksonColorado StatePreston Williams and Olabisi Johnson are both gone and Bobo will have this offense even better in 2019.
16Damonte CoxieMemphisMemphis is going to be a problem in 2019, and Coxie is a big reason why. Put up 5 100 yard games (1,200/7) in 2018.
17Justyn RossClemsonPut up 1,000 yards and 9 touchdowns while averaging almost 22 YPC as a freshman in 2018.
18Marcus SimmsWest VirginiaIt’s officially go time for Simms who put up 46/699/2 playing behind Jennings and Stills last year.
19Trevin BrownECUUber-talented senior receiver will get better QB play this season, put up 2,200 yards and 16 touchdowns over the last two years.
20Adrian HardyLouisiana TechNot a great passing system (16 passing TD’s in 2018) but he was really productive in 2018 w/ 1,145 yards and 6 touchdowns.
21JD SpielmanNebraskaWith Stanley Morgan gone, Spielman is now the focal point of the Nebraska passing attack. 800/8 as a sophomore in 2018.
22Denzel MimsBaylorProduction dipped in 2018, but with Hurd gone and Brewer back Mims looks poised to have huge year.
23Quez WatkinsSouthern MissWatkins and QB Jack Abraham both return and should have big years in Conf. USA.
24KJ HillOhio StateNowhere near as explosive as the two guys they lost, but will get a ton of targets in Day’s system.
25Kirk MerrittArkansas StateOne of the nation’s leading returning receivers w/ 1,000+ yards in 2018, but loses senior QB Hansen.
26Collin JohnsonTexasHad solid season in 2018 (68/985/7) and will get plenty of targets with Humphrey gone.
27TY LeeMTSUOffense will still be productive, but QB change have us slightly down on Lee heading into 2019.
28Corey SuttonApp StateSutton put up nearly 800 yards and 10 TD’s w/ 18 YPC last year. Zac Thomas and passing game should improve.
29Maurice FfrenchPittsburghLoads of talent, 8 TD’s on a bad Pitt offense. Favorable schedule, but Kenny Pickett has to be better.
30Kalija LipscombVanderbiltPut up 87/916/9 in 2018, but loses QB Shurmur who had a great year. Mo Hasan will be major downgrade at QB.

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2019 College Football Fantasy TE Rankings

HR RankTight EndSchoolNotes
1Albert OkwuegbunamMizzouCan’t pass up on the productivity w/ 17 TD’s over past two seasons, Kelly at QB is a drop but not a massive drop off.
2Colby ParkinsonStanford11 of his 39 career receptions have been TD’s. Additionally averaged 17 YPC last year.
3Jared PinkneyVanderbiltPut up 800 yards and 7 TD’s while leading team in YPC last season, but loses QB and Lipscomb will be top target.
4Jake FergusonWisconsinPut up 460/4 as a freshman in 2018 and recent Badgers TE’s have been elite fantasy options.
5Jared RiceFresno StateRice was a huge part of Fresno offense with 55/664/3 and KeeSean Johnson is now gone.
6Harrison BryantFlorida AtlanticBryant has put up 77/1,100/9 over last two years and FAU offense will take another step forward under Kiffin.
7Shawn BeyerIowaIowa coaches love his size and speed, he has an elite QB and a system that features the TE position.
8Pat FreiermuthPenn StateGreat size, good speed, 15 YPC and 26/368/8 as a freshman in 2018.
9Grant CalcaterraOklahomaHollywood leaving opens up targets for everyone. Big plays may slow down with Murray and Brown leaving. Put up 26/396/6 in limited role.
10Baylor CuppTexas A&MAll aboard the hype train… ability and perfect role as he will step into massive shoes w/ Sternberger leaving.
11Brevin JordanMiamiHis 32/287/4 is even more impressive given it came in just 9 games as a true freshman.
12Matt BushmanBYUAnother young TE that made a ton of big plays in 2018, averaging nearly 18 YPC.
13Cole KmetNotre DameGave up baseball this offseason, and looks primed to have massive year with Mack now in NFL.
14Hunter BryantWashingtonBryant had his 2018 campaign cut short from injury, but has top 5 upside if he can stay healthy.
15Brycen HopkinsPurdueHopkins put up 34/543/2 w/ over 17 YPC and is clearly number 2 option in this passing attack.
16Mitchell WilcoxSouth FloridaThis USF offense is ready to take another major step forward in 2019, and Wilcox should see a bump in red zone production.
17Cheyenne O’GradyArkansasManaged to put up 30/400/6 in an awful Arkansas passing attack… Will be playing from behind a lot again this season.
18Tony PoljanCentral MichiganConverted QB flashed upside at TE down the stretch of last season, at 6’7″ 240lbs has elite size.
19Josiah DeguaraCincinnatiPut up solid numbers despite Ridder’s growing pains in 2019 w/ 38/468/5.
20Giovanni RicciWestern MichiganBroncos offense is loaded so may struggle for touches, but was solid in 2018 and schedule is favorable.

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