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2018 Reliability Rankings


Did you know that Nick Mullens finished a higher percentage of his games among the top 12 fantasy QBs last year than Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady?

Did you know that only the Chargers delivered more top-24 PPR weeks at RB than the Seahawks did?

Did you know that WR housed the only 2 players who finished 100% of their 2018 games inside fantasy-starter territory?

Did you know that finding a reliable fantasy TE was really as difficult as it seemed last season?

If you answered yes to all of those questions, then you’ve probably already carried out this exercise yourself. In that case, you’re wasting your time right now. Switch back over to Netflix.

If any of those facts surprised you, though, then you might be curious to check out our annual Reliability Rankings for every position.

You’ll find each group ranked by the percentage of weeks they finished inside starter range for PPR formats in 2018. That obviously doesn’t paint anything close to a full picture of weekly production. A wideout who spent 10 weeks inside the top 12 is going to help you a lot more than a guy who finished 10 weeks between 30th and 36th. And a RB who tanked in between his good outings will hurt you more than a guy who just ranked 25th-30th a few times.

But consider this a potentially useful piece, perhaps a tiebreaker between 2 players with similar full-season projections on draft day. We referenced these numbers in many of the player profiles we recently posted.

But we also used the scoring trends as starting points for digging into why a certain player scored the way he did and what it might mean for 2019.

Here’s who proved most reliable in 2018 …


Quarterbacks (Top 12)

1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs -- 87.5% -- 14 of 16 games
2T. Andrew Luck, Colts -- 75% -- 12 of 16
2T. Matt Ryan, Falcons -- 75% -- 12 of 16
4. Cam Newton, Panthers -- 64.3% -- 9 of 14
5T. Russell Wilson, Seahawks -- 62.5% -- 10 of 16
5T. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers -- 62.5% -- 10 of 16
5T. Deshaun Watson, Texans -- 62.5% -- 10 of 16
5T. Nick Mullens, 49ers -- 62.5% -- 5 of 8
9T. Carson Wentz, Eagles -- 54.6% -- 6 of 11
9T. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers -- 54.6% -- 6 of 11
11T. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buccaneers -- 50% -- 4 of 8
11T. Kirk Cousins, Vikings -- 50% -- 8 of 16
11T. Josh Allen, Bills -- 50% -- 6 of 12
11T. Baker Mayfield, Browns -- 50% -- 7 of 14
11T. Kyle Allen, Panthers -- 50% -- 1 of 2
16T. Philip Rivers, Chargers -- 43.8% -- 7 of 16
16T. Jared Goff, Rams -- 43.8% -- 43.8% -- 7 of 16
18. Mitchell Trubisky, Bears -- 42.9% -- 6 of 14
19. Drew Brees, Saints -- 40% -- 6 of 15
20. Blake Bortles, Jaguars -- 38.5% -- 5 of 13
21T. Aaron Rodgers, Packers -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
21T. Tom Brady, Patriots -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
21T. Dak Prescott, Cowboys -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
24. Andy Dalton, Bengals -- 36.4% -- 4 of 11
25T. Joe Flacco, Ravens -- 33.3% -- 3 of 9
25T. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers -- 33.3% -- 1 of 3
27. Eli Manning, Giants -- 31.3% -- 5 of 16
28T. Marcus Mariota, Titans -- 28.6% -- 4 of 14
28T. Lamar Jackson, Ravens -- 28.6% -- 2 of 7
30T. Tyrod Taylor, Browns -- 25% -- 1 of 4
30T. Derek Carr, Raiders -- 25% -- 4 of 16
30T. Josh Johnson, Washington -- 25% -- 1 of 4
33T. C.J. Beathard, 49ers -- 20% -- 1 of 5
33T. Nick Foles, Eagles -- 20% -- 1 of 5
35. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins -- 18.2% -- 2 of 11
36. Sam Darnold, Jets -- 15.4% -- 2 of 13
37. Brock Osweiler, Dolphins -- 14.3% -- 1 of 7
38. Case Keenum, Broncos -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
39. Matthew Stafford, Lions -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16


Notes:

-- Jameis Winston only started 9 games in 2018, entering 2 others in relief. So he actually delivered top-12 outings in 66.7% of his starts. That rate would have ranked 4th. He reached top-12 level in 7 of 11 full outings in 2011 (63.6%) -- and spent more than half of those in elite scoring range.

-- San Francisco’s 3 QB starters last year combined for 7 fantasy starter weeks among 16 games, matching the rates of Philip Rivers and Jared Goff.

-- Aaron Rodgers’ weak 2018 showing in reliability followed him leading all QBs in that category in 2017. Rodgers reached top-12 level in 6 of his 7 outings that year (85.7%).

-- I used a different method to tally QB “reliability” last year -- one I’ll revisit soon to dig further into 2018 QB scoring -- but only 4 QBs delivered top-12 scoring in at least half of their starts each of the past 2 years: Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, Carson Wentz and Jameis Winston. Apparently you should focus on QBs with “W” names.

-- Dak Prescott finished twice among the top 12 in 7 games before Amari Cooper arrived; 4 more times in 9 games after the Cooper trade. He added 2 more fantasy lines in the playoffs that would have ranked top-8 among full-season QB scoring averages.


Running Backs (Top 24)

1T. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers -- 93.8% -- 15 of 16 games
1T. Saquon Barkley, Giants -- 93.8% -- 15 of 16
3. Todd Gurley, Rams -- 92.9% -- 13 of 14
4. Melvin Gordon, Chargers -- 91.7% -- 11 of 12
5. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys -- 87.5% -- 14 of 16
6. James Conner, Steelers -- 84.6% -- 11 of 13
7. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs -- 81.8% -- 9 of 11
8. Alvin Kamara, Saints -- 81.3% -- 13 of 16
9. Phillip Lindsay, Broncos -- 73.3% -- 11 of 15
10. Dalvin Cook, Vikings -- 72.7% -- 8 of 11
11. Chris Carson, Seahawks -- 71.4% -- 10 of 14
12T. David Johnson, Cardinals -- 68.8% -- 11 of 16
12T. James White, Patriots -- 68.8% -- 11 of 16
14. Joe Mixon, Bengals -- 64.3% -- 9 of 14
15. Kerryon Johnson, Lions -- 60% -- 6 of 10
16. Aaron Jones, Packers -- 58.3% -- 7 of 12
17T. Lamar Miller, Texans -- 57.1% -- 8 of 14
17T. Austin Ekeler, Chargers -- 57.1% -- 8 of 14
19. Tarik Cohen, Bears -- 56.3% -- 9 of 16
20T. Jordan Howard, Bears -- 50% -- 8 of 16
20T. Nick Chubb, Browns -- 50% -- 8 of 16
20T. Marlon Mack, Colts -- 50% -- 6 of 12
20T. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars -- 50% -- 7 of 14
20T. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars -- 50% -- 4 of 8
20T. Elijah McGuire, Jets -- 50% -- 4 of 8
20T. Marshawn Lynch, Raiders -- 50% -- 3 of 6
20T. Matt Breida, 49ers -- 50% -- 7 of 14
20T. Derrick Henry, Titans -- 50% -- 8 of 16
29T. Tevin Coleman, Falcons -- 43.8% -- 7 of 16
29T. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins -- 43.8% -- 7 of 16
31. Mike Davis, Seahawks -- 40% -- 6 of 15
32. Sony Michel, Patriots -- 38.5% -- 5 of 13
33T. Jalen Richard, Raiders -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
33T. Adrian Peterson, Washington -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
35T. Kenneth Dixon, Ravens -- 33.3% -- 2 of 6
35T. Darren Sproles, Eagles -- 33.3% -- 2 of 6
37T. Wendell Smallwood, Eagles -- 31.3% -- 5 of 16
37T. Peyton Barber, Buccaneers -- 31.3% -- 5 of 16
39. Isaiah Crowell, Jets -- 30.8% -- 4 of 13
40T. LeSean McCoy, Bills -- 28.6% -- 4 of 14
40T. Carlos Hyde, Browns/Jaguars -- 28.6% -- 4 of 14
40T. Theo Riddick, Lions -- 28.6% -- 4 of 14
40T. Frank Gore, Dolphins -- 28.6% -- 4 of 14
44. Gus Edwards, Ravens -- 27.3% -- 3 of 11
45T. Duke Johnson, Browns -- 25% -- 4 of 16
45T. Nyheim Hines, Colts -- 25% -- 4 of 16
45T. Damien Williams, Chiefs -- 25% -- 4 of 16
45T. Latavius Murray, Vikings -- 25% -- 4 of 16
45T. Mark Ingram, Saints -- 25% -- 3 of 12
45T. Doug Martin, Raiders -- 25% -- 4 of 16
45T. Jay Ajayi, Eagles -- 25% -- 1 of 4
45T. Dion Lewis, Titans -- 25% -- 4 of 16
45T. Kapri Bibbs, Washington -- 25% -- 3 of 12
54. Spencer Ware, Chiefs -- 23.1% -- 3 of 13
55. Raheem Mostert, 49ers -- 22.2% -- 2 of 9
56T. Buck Allen, Ravens -- 21.4% -- 3 of 14
56T. Jaylen Samuels, Steelers -- 21.4% -- 3 of 14
58T. Corey Grant, Jaguars -- 20% -- 1 of 5
58T. Chris Thompson, Washington -- 20% -- 2 of 10
60T. C.J. Anderson, Panthers/Rams -- 18.2% -- 2 of 11
60T. Corey Clement, Eagles -- 18.2% -- 2 of 11
62T. Giovani Bernard, Bengals -- 16.7% -- 2 of 12
62T. Jeff Wilson, 49ers -- 16.7% -- 1 of 6
64T. Chris Ivory, Bills -- 15.4% -- 2 of 13
64T. Justin Jackson, Chargers -- 15.4% -- 2 of 13
66T. Ito Smith, Falcons -- 14.3% -- 2 of 14
66T. Bilal Powell, Jets -- 14.3% -- 2 of 14
66T. Josh Adams, Eagles -- 14.3% -- 2 of 14
66T. Rashaad Penny, Seahawks -- 14.3% -- 2 of 14
70T. LeGarrette Blount, Lions -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
70T. Zach Zenner, Lions -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
70T. Jamaal Williams, Packers -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
70T. Jacquizz Rodgers, Buccaneers -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
74. Cameron Artis-Payne, Panthers -- 11.1% -- 1 of 9
75. Marcus Murphy, Bills -- 9.1% -- 1 of 11
76T. Kalen Ballage, Dolphins -- 8.4% -- 1 of 12
76T. Alfred Morris, 49ers -- 8.4% -- 1 of 12
78. Ty Montgomery, Packers/Ravens -- 7.7% -- 1 of 13
79. Royce Freeman, Broncos -- 7.1% -- 1 of 14
80T. Chase Edmonds, Cardinals -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
80T. Rod Smith, Cowboys -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
80T. Devontae Booker, Broncos -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
80T. Alfred Blue, Texans -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
80T. Brandon Bolden, Dolphins -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
80T. James Develin, Patriots -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
80T. Kyle Juszczyk, 49ers -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16

Notes

-- Aaron Jones took over the Green Bay backfield in Week 8. He played less than 40% of the snaps in his 4 appearances before that stretch, but then topped 50% from Week 8 until Week 15, when he suffered the season-ending knee sprain. Jones finished each of those 6 healthy, starting weeks among the top 24 PPR backs. From Week 8 through Week 14, Jones ranked 5th in total fantasy points across formats and top-12 in fantasy points per game. He ranked 12th in carries and 14th among RBs in receptions over that span.

-- Nick Chubb got 10 games after the Carlos Hyde trade and delivered 7 of his 8 “starter” weeks in that span. That 70% rate would have ranked 12th for the season.

-- Marlon Mack played 11 healthy games, falling short of 30% snap share in a Week 2 comeback attempt that proved too early. That boosts his rate to 54.5% (6 of 11 games), which still would have ranked just 20th at the position (by himself, at least).

-- Just 2 of Nyheim Hines’ 4 starter-level fantasy outings came over the 1st 6 weeks, when Mack played just twice and never cracked 40% snap share.

-- Matt Breida played less than 20% of the snaps in 4 of his 14 appearances. He delivered 6 of his 7 starter weeks among those other 10. That 60% rate would have tied Kerryon Johnson for 15th at the position.

-- You will be shocked to learn, I’m sure, that Damien Williams’ 4 “starter” weeks came in the final 4 weeks of the regular season. He ranked 3rd among RBs in fantasy points across formats over that span, trailing Derrick Henry and Chris Carson -- each of whom more than doubled Williams’ carry total during that stretch.

-- Are you wondering which teams racked up the most and/or fewest starter weeks but don’t feel like adding up the numbers yourself? Got ya covered …

1. Los Angeles Chargers: 21

2. Seattle Seahawks: 18

3T. Chicago Bears and New England Patriots: 17

5T. Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints: 16

9T. Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants: 15

12. Pittsburgh Steelers: 14

13T. Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders: 13

17T. Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans: 12

23T. Cincinnati Bengals, Washington: 11

25T. Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts: 10

27T. Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, New York Jets: 9

30. Baltimore Ravens: 8

31T. Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 7


Wide Receivers (Top 36)

We saw some big-name wideouts switch teams through the middle of last year. So you'll see guys who tallied top-36 weeks for multiple teams split into separate entries for each team.

1T. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans -- 100% -- 16 of 16 games
1T. Davante Adams, Packers -- 100% -- 15 of 15
3. Antonio Brown, Steelers -- 93.3% -- 14 of 15
4. Julian Edelman, Patriots -- 91.7% -- 11 of 12
5T. Adam Thielen, Vikings -- 87.5% -- 14 of 16
5T. Robert Woods, Rams -- 87.5% -- 14 of 16
7. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants -- 83.3% -- 10 of 12
8T. Julio Jones, Falcons -- 81.3% -- 13 of 16
8T. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers -- 81.3% -- 13 of 16
10. T.Y. Hilton, Colts -- 78.6% -- 11 of 14
11. A.J. Green, Bengals -- 77.8% -- 7 of 9
12. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs -- 75% -- 12 of 16
13T. Will Fuller, Texans -- 71.4% -- 5 of 7
13T. Tyler Boyd, Bengals -- 71.4% -- 10 of 14
15T. Michael Thomas, Saints -- 68.8% -- 11 of 16
15T. Mike Evans, Buccaneers -- 68.8% -- 11 of 16
15T. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks -- 68.8% -- 11 of 16
15T. Brandin Cooks, Rams -- 68.8% -- 11 of 16
19T. Stefon Diggs, Vikings -- 66.7% -- 10 of 15
19T. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos -- 66.7% -- 8 of 12
21T. Keenan Allen, Chargers -- 62.5% -- 10 of 16
21T. Jarvis Landry, Browns -- 62.5% -- 10 of 16
21T. Cooper Kupp, Rams -- 62.5% -- 5 of 8
24T. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs -- 60% -- 6 of 10
24T. Geronimo Allison, Packers -- 60% -- 3 of 5
26. Josh Gordon, Patriots -- 58.3% -- 7 of 12
27. Golden Tate, Lions -- 57.1% -- 4 of 7
28. Amari Cooper, Cowboys -- 55.6% -- 5 of 9
29. Curtis Samuel, Panthers -- 53.9% -- 7 of 13
30. Kenny Golladay, Lions -- 53.3% -- 8 of 15
31T. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals -- 50% -- 8 of 16
31T. Dede Westbrook, Jaguars -- 50% -- 8 of 16
31T. DeSean Jackson, Buccaneers -- 50% -- 6 of 12
31T. Christian Kirk, Cardinals -- 50% -- 6 of 12
31T. Keke Coutee, Texans -- 50% -- 3 of 6
31T. Bruce Ellington, Lions -- 50% -- 2 of 4
37T. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles -- 46.2% -- 6 of 13
37T. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks -- 46.2% -- 6 of 13
39. Marvin Jones, Lions -- 44.4% -- 4 of 9
40T. Calvin Ridley, Falcons -- 43.8% -- 7 of 16
40T. Jordy Nelson, Raiders -- 43.8% -- 7 of 16
42. Dante Pettis, 49ers -- 41.7% -- 5 of 12
43. Ted Ginn Jr., Saints -- 40% -- 2 of 5
44T. Allen Robinson, Bears -- 38.5% -- 5 of 13
44T. Rashard Higgins, Browns -- 38.5% -- 5 of 13
46T. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
46T. Mike Williams, Chargers -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
46T. Sterling Shepard, Giants -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
46T. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
46T. Adam Humphries, Buccaneers -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
46T. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos -- 37.5% -- 3 of 8
52T. Danny Amendola, Dolphins -- 33.3% -- 5 of 15
52T. Jamison Crowder, Washington -- 33.3% -- 3 of 9
52T. Dontrelle Inman, Colts -- 33.3% -- 3 of 9
52T. Amari Cooper, Raiders -- 33.3% -- 2 of 6
52T. Brandon LaFell, Raiders -- 33.3% -- 2 of 6
52T. Bruce Ellington, Texans -- 33.3% -- 1 of 3
52T. Trey Quinn, Washington -- 33.3% -- 1 of 3
52T. Eli Rogers, Steelers -- 33.3% -- 1 of 3
60T. Antonio Callaway, Browns -- 31.3% -- 5 of 16
60T. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons -- 31.3% -- 5 of 16
60T. Corey Davis, Titans -- 31.3% -- 5 of 16
60T. D.J. Moore, Panthers -- 31.3% -- 5 of 16
64. Robert Foster, Bills -- 30.8% -- 4 of 13
65T. Devin Funchess, Panthers -- 28.6% -- 4 of 14
65T. Robby Anderson, Jets -- 28.6% -- 4 of 14
65T. Albert Wilson, Dolphins -- 28.6% -- 2 of 7
65T. Demaryius Thomas, Texans -- 28.6% -- 2 of 7
69T. Marquise Goodwin, 49ers -- 27.3% -- 3 of 11
69T. DeVante Parker, Dolphins -- 27.3% -- 3 of 11
71T. Kenny Stills, Dolphins -- 26.7% -- 4 of 15
71T. Anthony Miller, Bears -- 26.7% -- 4 of 15
71T. Josh Doctson, Washington -- 26.7% -- 4 of 15
74T. Willie Snead, Ravens -- 25% -- 4 of 16
74T. Cole Beasley, Cowboys -- 25% -- 4 of 16
74T. Nelson Agholor, Eagles -- 25% -- 4 of 16
74T. John Brown, Ravens -- 25% -- 4 of 16
74T. Chris Hogan, Patriots -- 25% -- 4 of 16
74T. Michael Crabtree, Ravens -- 25% -- 4 of 16
74T. Donte Moncrief, Jaguars -- 25% -- 4 of 16
74T. Chester Rogers, Colts -- 25% -- 4 of 16
74T. Tyrell Williams, Chargers -- 25% -- 4 of 16
74T. Josh Reynolds, Rams -- 25% -- 4 of 16
74T. Zay Jones, Bills -- 25% -- 4 of 16
74T. Golden Tate, Eagles -- 25% -- 2 of 8
74T. Isaiah McKenzie, Bills -- 25% -- 2 of 8
87T. Taywan Taylor, Titans -- 23.1% -- 3 of 13
87T. John Ross, Bengals -- 23.1% -- 3 of 13
87T. Trent Sherfield, Cardinals -- 23.1% -- 3 of 13
90. Randall Cobb, Packers -- 22.2% -- 2 of 9
91T. Ryan Grant, Colts -- 21.4% -- 3 of 14
91T. Aldrick Robinson, Vikings -- 21.4% -- 3 of 14
91T. DaeSean Hamilson, Broncos -- 21.4% -- 3 of 14
94T. Cordarrelle Patterson, Patriots -- 20% -- 3 of 15
94T. Tre’Quan Smith, Saints -- 20% -- 3 of 15
94T. Jakeem Grant, Dolphins -- 20% -- 2 of 10
94T. Breshad Perriman, Browns -- 20% -- 2 of 10
94T. Marcus Johnson, Colts -- 20% -- 1 of 5
94T. Jake Kumerow, Packers -- 20% -- 1 of 5
94T. Deontay Burnett, Jets -- 20% -- 1 of 5
101T. Phillip Dorsett, Patriots -- 18.8% -- 3 of 16
101T. Taylor Gabriel, Bears -- 18.8% -- 3 of 16
101T. David Moore, Seahawks -- 18.8% -- 3 of 16
101T. Michael Gallup, Cowboys -- 18.8% -- 3 of 16
101T. Courtland Sutton, Broncos -- 18.8% -- 3 of 16
101T. Quincy Enunwa, Jets -- 18.2% -- 2 of 11
107T. Equanimeous St. Brown, Packers -- 16.7% -- 2 of 12
107T. Maurice Harris, Washington -- 16.7% -- 2 of 12
107T. Cody Latimer, Giants -- 16.7% -- 1 of 6
107T. Brandon Powell, Lions -- 16.7% -- 1 of 6
111T. Jermaine Kearse, Jets -- 14.3% -- 2 of 14
111T. Tavon Austin, Cowboys -- 14.3% -- 1 of 7
113. Seth Roberts, Raiders -- 13.3% -- 2 of 15
114T. Jarius Wright, Panthers -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
114T. Zach Pascal, Colts -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
114T. Tajae Sharpe, Titans -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
114T. Allen Hurns, Cowboys -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
114T. Kendrick Bourne, 49ers -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
114T. Chris Conley, Chiefs -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
114T. Tim Patrick, Broncos -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
114T. Justin Hardy, Falcons -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
114T. Pierre Garcon, 49ers -- 12.5% -- 1 of 8
123. Leontee Carroo, Dolphins -- 11.1% -- 1 of 9
124. Torrey Smith, Panthers -- 9.1% -- 1 of 11
125T. Russell Shepard, Giants -- 8.3% -- 1 of 12
125T. Travis Benjamin, Chargers -- 8.3% -- 1 of 12
125T. Kelvin Benjamin, Bills -- 8.3% -- 1 of 12
127T. Damion Ratley, Browns -- 7.7% -- 1 of 13
127T. Richie James, 49ers -- 7.7% -- 1 of 13
129T. Trent Taylor, 49ers -- 7.1% -- 1 of 14
129T. Jordan Matthews, Eagles -- 7.1% -- 1 of 14
129T. James Washington, Steelers -- 7.1% -- 1 of 14
133. T.J. Jones, Lions -- 6.7% -- 1 of 15
134T. Keelan Cole, Jaguars -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
134T. Marvin Hall, Falcons -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
134T. Ryan Switzer, Steelers -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
134T. Jaron Brown, Seahwaks -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
134T. Andre Roberts, Jets -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
134T. Demarcus Robinson, Chiefs -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
134T. Alex Erickson, Bengals -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16

Notes

-- Five of Tyler Boyd’s top-36 PPR weeks came after A.J. Green’s initial toe injury. But the other 5 came in 8 games with Green around. That rate would have tied for 21st for the season. Boyd also maintained his scoring despite losing Andy Dalton for his final 3.5 games. Boyd ranked 16th across formats through Week 11; top 15 across formats from Week 12 (when Dalton went down) on.

-- Dede Westbrook cracked the top 36 just twice over the first 7 weeks of last season. Then he did so 6 more times over the final 9 contests. Why? He clearly benefited from bye weeks and injuries to others. Westbrook saw his share of Jacksonville targets leap from 15.1% over the first 7 games to 23.1% the rest of the way. But his production actually dipped. Check these per-game averages:

-- All 4 of John Brown’s starter weeks, all 4 of Michael Crabtree’s starter weeks and 3 of Willie Snead’s 4 starter weeks came with Joe Flacco (9 games). That trio tallied 1 total starter week with Lamar Jackson at the helm.

-- Eight of Buffalo’s 11 total top-36 weeks at WR came over the final 6 games, after QB Josh Allen returned from his midseason elbow injury.

-- Josh Reynolds’ 4 “starter” weeks came within the 8 games that Cooper Kupp missed.

-- Here’s how the teams fared at collecting top-36 weeks:

1. Rams: 34
2. Steelers: 30
3T. Packers, Buccaneers: 29
5T. Falcons, Patriots: 28
7T. Texans, Vikings: 27
9. Colts: 24
10. Browns: 23
11T. Bengals, Chiefs, Chargers, Seahawks: 21
15. Lions: 20
16T. Panthers, Broncos: 19
18. Giants: 18
19T. Cardinals, Dolphins: 17
21. Saints: 16
22. Cowboys: 15
23T. Jaguars, Jets, Raiders, Eagles, 49ers: 13
28T. Ravens, Bears: 12
30. Bills: 11
31. Titans: 10
32. Washington: 7


Tight Ends (Top 12)

1. Delanie Walker, Titans -- 100% -- 1 of 1 games
2. Travis Kelce, Chiefs -- 81.3% -- 13 of 16
3T. George Kittle, 49ers -- 75% -- 12 of 16
3T. Zach Ertz, Eagles -- 75% -- 12 of 16
5. O.J. Howard, Buccaneers -- 70% -- 7 of 10
6. Eric Ebron, Colts -- 68.8% -- 11 of 16
7. Evan Engram, Giants -- 63.6% -- 7 of 11
8T. Will Dissly, Seahawks -- 50% -- 2 of 4
8T. Tyler Eifert, Bengals -- 50% -- 2 of 4
10. Trey Burton, Bears -- 43.8% -- 7 of 16
11T. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots -- 38.5% -- 5 of 13
11T. Jordan Reed, Washington -- 38.5% -- 5 of 13
13T. Jared Cook, Raiders -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
13T. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
13T. Austin Hooper, Falcons -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
13T. Jimmy Graham, Packers -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
13T. David Njoku, Browns -- 37.5% -- 6 of 16
18T. Vance McDonald, Steelers -- 33.3% -- 5 of 15
18T. Greg Olsen, Panthers -- 33.3% -- 3 of 9
18T. Jack Doyle, Colts -- 33.3% -- 2 of 6
21. Chris Herndon, Jets -- 31.3% -- 5 of 16
22. Jonnu Smith, Titans -- 30.8% -- 4 of 13
23T. Ben Watson, Saints -- 25% -- 4 of 16
23T. Ian Thomas, Panthers -- 25% -- 4 of 16
25. Vernon Davis, Washington -- 21.4% -- 3 of 14
26T. Matt LaCosse, Broncos -- 20% -- 3 of 15
26T. Ed Dickson, Seahawks -- 20% -- 2 of 10
26T. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jaguars -- 20% -- 1 of 5
29T. Dallas Goedert, Eagles -- 18.8% -- 3 of 16
29T. Cameron Brate, Buccaneers -- 18.8% -- 3 of 16
29T. Antonio Gates, Chargers -- 18.8% -- 3 of 16
29T. Gerald Everett, Rams -- 18.8% -- 3 of 16
29T. Blake Jarwin, Cowboys -- 18.8% -- 3 of 16
34. Niles Paul, Jaguars -- 16.7% -- 1 of 6
35T. Ryan Griffin, Texans -- 14.3% -- 2 of 14
35T. Erik Swoope, Colts -- 14.3% -- 1 of 7
37. Ricky Seals-Jones, Cardinals -- 13.3% -- 2 of 15
38T. Jesse James, Steelers -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
38T. Darren Fells, Browns -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
38T. C.J. Uzomah, Bengals -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
38T. Luke Stocker, Titans -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
38T. Jordan Thomas, Texans -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
38T. Tyler Higbee, Rams -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
38T. Levine Toilolo, Lions -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
38T. Mark Andrews, Ravens -- 12.5% -- 2 of 16
46. Michael Roberts, Lions -- 12.5% -- 1 of 8
47T. Geoff Swaim, Cowboys -- 11.1% -- 1 of 9
47T. Mo Alie-Cox, Colts -- 11.1% -- 1 of 9
49. Dan Arnold, Saints -- 10% -- 1 of 10
50. Jeff Heuerman, Broncos -- 9.1% -- 1 of 11
51T. Nick O’Leary, Dolphins -- 8.3% -- 1 of 12
51T. Hayden Hurst, Ravens -- 8.3% -- 1 of 12
51T. Logan Thomas, Bills -- 8.3% -- 1 of 12
51T. Anthony Firkser, Titans -- 8.3% -- 1 of 12
55T. Rhett Ellison, Giants -- 7.7% -- 1 of 13
55T. Seth DeValve, Browns -- 7.7% -- 1 of 13
57. James O’Shaughnessy, Jaguars -- 7.1% -- 1 of 14
58T. Nick Vannett, Seahawks -- 6.7% -- 1 of 15
58T. Demetrius Harris, Chiefs -- 6.7% -- 1 of 15
58T. Garrett Celek, 49ers -- 6.7% -- 1 of 15
58T. MyCole Pruitt, Titans -- 6.7% -- 1 of 15
62T. Josh Hill, Saints -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
62T. Robert Tonyan, Packers -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
62T. Derek Carrier, Raiders -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
62T. Chris Manhertz, Panthers -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16
62T. Jeremy Sprinkle, Washington -- 6.3% -- 1 of 16

TE got pretty ugly last season.

Only 6 guys at the position played 10+ games and finished at least half of their outings among the top 12. Just 5 teams collected 10+ starter weeks for the season. Here’s how every team ranked:

1T. Colts, Eagles: 15
3. Chiefs: 14
4. 49ers: 13
5. Buccaneers: 10
6T. Browns, Titans, Washington: 9
9T. Panthers, Giants: 8
11T. Bears, Packers, Raiders, Steelers: 7
15T. Falcons, Vikings, Saints: 6
18T. Rams, Patriots, Jets, Seahawks: 5
22T. Bengals, Cowboys, Broncos, Texans: 4
26T. Ravens, Lions, Jaguars, Chargers: 3
30. Cardinals: 2
31T. Bills, Dolphins: 1


D/ST (Top 12)

1. Bears -- 68.8% -- 11 of 16 games
2. Rams -- 62.5% -- 10
3T. Vikings -- 56.3% -- 9
3T. Broncos -- 56.3% -- 9
3T. Titans -- 56.3% -- 9
6T. Jets -- 50% -- 8
6T. Dolphins -- 50% -- 8
6T. Chargers -- 50% -- 8
6T. Colts -- 50% -- 8
6T. Bills -- 50% -- 8
6T. Texans -- 50% -- 8
6T. Saints -- 50% -- 8
6T. Chiefs -- 50% -- 8
14T. Ravens -- 43.8% -- 7
14T. Jaguars -- 43.8% -- 7
14T. Washington -- 43.8% -- 7
14T. Panthers -- 43.8% -- 7
14T. Seahawks -- 43.8% -- 7
14T. Cardinals -- 43.8% -- 7
14T. Patriots -- 43.8% -- 7
21T. Browns -- 37.5% -- 6
21T. Bengals -- 37.5% -- 6
21T. Cowboys -- 37.5% -- 6
21T. Steelers -- 37.5% -- 6
21T. Lions -- 37.5% -- 6
26T. Packers -- 31.3% -- 5
26T. 49ers -- 31.3% -- 5
26T. Eagles -- 31.3% -- 5
26T. Falcons -- 31.3% -- 5
30T. Buccaneers -- 25% -- 4
30T. Giants -- 25% -- 4
32. Raiders -- 12.5% -- 2