2018 Mastermind Championship Projection (MCP) Board (Preview)

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  Last Updated 09/05/2018 2:21 PM
Rank Up/Dn Name Team BYE FUM RushAT RushYds RushTDs Recept RecYds RecTDs FantPnts
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1 Todd Gurley LAR 12 3 275 1250 13 60 650 4 292
Gurley had a dream season in 2017, and his success should continue into 2018 even if he does not break off as many long runs for scores. Heck, he could lose 10% of his 2017 totals and still lead the league at tailback.
2 David Johnson ARZ 9 2 286 1220 11 72 770 2 277
Johnson is healthy and the Cardinals will go to him heavily in 2018 without Palmer leading the team. Barring another injury, look for him to remain an elite fantasy producer.
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 8 2 328 1450 12 40 440 2 273
Elliott faces no suspension in 2018 and the team will lean on him even more without Bryant and Witten. He will rebound nicely this season, but a beat up OL will not help him, as he slides just a tad
4 Saquon Barkley (r) NYG 9 2 287 1390 10 35 420 2 253
Barkley is the real deal, and will make an immediate impact as the newest elite STUD RB. He can do it all, so do not hesitate to draft him accordingly.
5 Kareem Hunt KC 12 1 289 1380 9 52 420 2 246
Hunt is coming off a tremendous rookie season, and should continue to see plenty of touches with Mahomes at the helm. He is a dual threat too.
6 Alvin Kamara NO 6 1 149 850 8 77 830 3 234
Kamara is a fantastic pass-catcher, but will also see plenty of work via the ground game, especially with Ingram suspended for the first four games. That said, the Saints do not want to over work the kid.
7 Melvin Gordon LAC 8 2 278 1090 9 58 470 2 222
Gordon is one of the most consistent STUD RBs in the game today. He plays through most nagging injuries, and catches the football well.
8 Leonard Fournette JAX 9 2 275 1200 10 38 290 1 215
Fournette had a solid rookie season, but only produced a few long runs. That said, when healthy, he will generate consistent top 10 fantasy RB numbers. Volume also helps his cause.
9 - LeVeon Bell PIT 7 2 270 1050 7 66 530 2 212
Bell is Bell, and we all know that is great. However, he no-showed the first week of the season, and is unlikely to play this week. In fact, he may not show until week #10. As a result, he slides in our final rankings update. If you do not have the guts to draft him, that is fine with us!
10 Dalvin Cook MIN 10 2 258 1150 8 41 350 2 210
Cook was well on his way to being a STUD rookie RB in 2017, then he tore his ACL in the first month of the season. If healthy, he should produce numbers good enough to make him a decent #1 RB in larger fantasy leagues.
11 Jordan Howard CHI 5 1 272 1180 10 27 210 0 199
Howard looked better than expected last season, often being the only Bear player to produce nearly every week. He remain a solid top 15 fantasy RB.
12 Devonta Freeman ATL 8 2 203 910 8 46 380 2 189
Freeman disappointed a bit last year, and could lose even more touches to Coleman. That said, he still starts and remains a top 15 fantasy RB.
13 Kenyan Drake MIA 11 2 256 1170 6 38 270 1 186
Drake broke out as the new starter for the Dolphins after the Ajayi trade last season. He is the clear starter, but could lose a few goal line touches to Gore. That said, he climbs a tad with his new clear status.
14 Joe Mixon CIN 9 1 247 960 6 42 420 1 180
Mixon finally gets his chance to start and carry most of the workload for the Bengals now that Hill is gone.
15 LeSean McCoy BUF 11 3 268 1000 6 43 300 1 172
McCoy is a well known commodity, but he is getting not only older, but now plays on a team with a lot of uncertainty at the QB position. Shady recently was accused of organizing a robbery of his own home. Not good. As a result, he could be disciplined, which earns him a downgrade.
16 Christian McCaffrey CAR 4 1 132 520 3 79 640 6 170
McCaffrey is a real spark plug, and the Panthers love to throw short screens to him. That said, he is not a workhorse back, but will see enough touches to be a solid #2 fantasy RB no matter the system.
17 Jay Ajayi PHI 9 3 229 960 7 27 150 1 159
Ajayi was inconsistent after being traded to the Eagles last year, but they want him to be a workhorse back for them in 2018.
18 Lamar Miller HOU 10 1 226 850 5 34 300 2 157
Miller has disappointed in the past, but he is facing no real competition this summer since Foreman may start the season on the PUP list. As a result, he gets a slight boost in our poll.
19 Derrick Henry TEN 8 1 208 890 7 15 180 1 155
If the Titans had not signed Lewis to share time with Henry, he would be a top 10 ranked RB. But, that is how it played out this offseason.
20 Mark Ingram NO 6 1 162 760 8 39 270 0 151
Ingram would likely be ranked in the top 10-12 RBs if not for his four-game suspension. Just keep in mind that when he returns, anyone drafting him gets a STUD RB each week he plays.
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