2018 Mastermind Championship Projection (MCP) Board (Preview)

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  Last Updated 08/16/2018 9:58 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 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 8 2 328 1510 13 40 440 2 285
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.
3 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.
4 LeVeon Bell PIT 7 2 310 1280 9 82 640 2 258
Bell is Bell, and we all know that is great. Still, he has no contract, so expect another holdout until September, which will hurt his initial production once the season starts.
5 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.
6 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.
7 Alvin Kamara NO 6 1 149 850 8 81 830 4 240
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.
8 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.
9 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.
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 35 240 1 183
Drake broke out as the new starter for the Dolphins after the Ajayi trade last season. He will have to beat out Gore this summer, but that should not be an issue.
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 - Jerick McKinnon SF 11 1 185 730 4 48 380 3 153
The dynamic McKinnon signed to start for the 49ers with Hyde gone. He is a versatile player, but will share touches with Breida to stay fresh. A recent calf injury show why McKinnon should not be viewed as a workhorse back, as he slides a bit in our poll.
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