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Fantasy football PPR rankings

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Below are my preseason PPR fantasy football rankings. I'll continue to update them as the preseason progresses, and I will also release them each week when the regular season begins. If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter or listen to my radio show with Jerry Bo Sundays from 10-noon on ESPN 97.5 FM. We talk all things fantasy football and NFL gambling getting you ready for kickoff every Sunday.

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QB

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

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1 P. Mahomes KC
2 A. Rodgers GB
3 D. Watson HOU
4 M. Ryan ATL
5 C. Wentz PHI
6 B. Mayfield CLE
7 A. Luck IND (Retired)
8 C. Newton CAR
9 J. Goff LAR
10 D. Brees NO
11 B. Roethlisberger PIT
12 L. Jackson BAL
13 T. Brady NE
14 K. Murray ARI
15 D. Prescott DAL
16 R. Wilson SEA
17 J. Winston TB
18 P. Rivers LAC
19 M. Trubisky CHI
20 J. Allen BUF
21 K. Cousins MIN
22 S. Darnold NYJ
23 J. Garoppolo SF
24 D. Carr OAK
25 M. Stafford DET

RB

Rams RB Todd Gurley

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1 S. Barkley NYG
2 A. Kamara NO
3 C. McCaffrey CAR
4 E. Elliott DAL
5 L. Bell NYJ
6 N. Chubb CLE
7 J. Conner PIT
8 D. Johnson ARI
9 J. Mixon CIN
10 D. Cook MIN
11 D. Williams KC
12 K. Johnson DET
13 T. Gurley LAR
14 L. Fournette JAX
15 D. Freeman ATL
16 C. Carson SEA
17 M. Ingram BAL
18 J. Jacobs OAK
19 T. Coleman SF
20 A. Jones GB
21 D. Montgomery CHI
22 M. Mack IND
23 D. Henry TEN
24 S. Michel NE
25 A. Ekeler LAC
26 J. White NE
27 T. Cohen CHI
28 P. Lindsay DEN
29 D. Johnson HOU
30 M. Sanders PHI
31 R. Penny SEA
32 M. Gordon LAC
33 K. Drake MIA
34 L. Murray NO
35 K. Ballage MIA
36 D. Guice WAS
37 J. Howard PHI
38 J. Jackson LAC
39 L. McCoy BUF
40 J. Samuels PIT
41 D. Thompson KC
42 R. Freeman DEN
43 P. Barber TB
44 N. Hines IND
45 D. Henderson LAR
46 D. Lewis TEN
47 M. Breida SF
48 T. Pollard DAL
49 A. Peterson WAS
50 D. Harris NE
51 D. Singletary BUF
52 R. Jones TB
53 A. Mattison MIN
54 G. Bernard CIN
55 I. Smith ATL
56 C. Anderson DET
57 J. Hill BAL
58 M.Brown LAR
59 C. Thompson WAS
60 K. Hunt CLE

WR

Saints WR Michael Thomas

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1 D. Hopkins HOU
2 D. Adams GB
3 J. Jones ATL
4 M. Thomas NO
5 J. Smith-Schuster PIT
6 T. Hill KC
7 O. Beckham CLE
8 M. Evans TB
9 K. Allen LAC
10 A. Thielen MIN
11 B. Cooks LAR
12 S. Diggs MIN
13 R. Woods LAR
14 A. Brown OAK
15 J. Edelman NE
16 T. Lockett SEA
17 A. Cooper DAL
18 C. Kupp LAR
19 C. Godwin TB
20 D. Moore CAR
21 K. Golladay DET
22 C. Ridley ATL
23 R. Anderson NYJ
24 T. Hilton IND
25 M. Williams LAC
26 J. Gordon NE
27 A. Robinson CHI
28 C. Samuel CAR
29 T. Boyd CIN
30 A. Green CIN
31 W. Fuller HOU
32 A. Jeffery PHI
33 J. Landry CLE
34 S. Shepard NYG
35 E. Sanders DEN
36 C. Kirk ARI
37 S. Watkins KC
38 C. Davis TEN
39 D. Westbrook JAX
40 M. Jones DET
41 D. Jackson PHI
42 M. Valdes-Scantling GB
43 L. Fitzgerald ARI
44 D. Moncrief PIT
45 J. Brown BUF
46 T. Williams OAK
47 G. Allison GB
48 M. Gallup DAL
49 D. Hamilton DEN
50 J. Washington PIT
51 K. Coutee HOU
52 C. Sutton DEN
53 J. Crowder NYJ
54 D. Funchess IND
55 K. Stills MIA
56 A. Miller CH
57 G. Tate NYG
58 N. Harry NE
59 Q. Enunwa NYJ
60 M. Goodwin SF

TE

49ers TE George Kittle

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1 T. Kelce KC
2 Z. Ertz PHI
3 G. Kittle SF
4 E. Engram NYG
5 O. Howard TB
6 H. Henry LAC
7 J. Cook NO
8 A. Hooper ATL
9 D. Walker TEN
10 V. McDonald PIT
11 T. Burton CHI
12 D. Njoku CLE
13 E. Ebron IND
14 J. Reed WAS
15 J. Graham GB
16 G. Olsen CAR
17 M. Andrews BAL
18 C. Herndon NYJ
19 T. Hockenson DET
20 K. Rudolph MIN
21 D. Waller OAK
22 N. Fant DEN
23 J. Doyle IND
24 D. Goedert PHI

Defense

Texans J.J. Watt

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1 Bears
2 Jaguars
3 Rams
4 Vikings
5 Browns
6 Chargers
7 Ravens
8 Bills
9 Eagles
10 Saints
11 Cowboys
12 Texans
13 Patriots
14 Steelers
15 Broncos
16 Colts
17 Packers
18 Lions
19 Chiefs
20 Jets

Kicker

Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn (left)

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1 J. Tucker BAL
2 G. Zuerlein LAR
3 H. Butker KC
4 S. Gostkowski NE
5 K. Fairbairn HOU
6 W. Lutz NO
7 R. Gould SF
8 J. Elliott PHI
9 A. Vinatieri IND
10 B. Maher DAL
11 M. Badgley LAC
12 M. Crosby GB
13 D. Bailey MIN
14 J. Myers SEA
15 M. Prater DET
16 C. Boswell PIT

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The Astros suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Yankees Thursday. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

After an impressive two-game sweep of the NL-best Mets at home earlier in the week, the Astros took to the road to begin a four-game series with the league-best Yankees on Thursday night. To little surprise, the series started with a bang (no, not a trash can bang) in more ways than one, confirming that this series should be a must-watch this weekend.

New York's comeback proves no lead will be safe

Right from the get-go, the loud Yankee Stadium faithful had their chance to rain boos down on Jose Altuve before showing some pleasure as he led off the series by being hit by a pitch. They were quickly, though only temporarily, quieted as Altuve would come in to score two batters later on a three-run blast by Alex Bregman.

Three-run homers seemed to be a theme, as New York would get one of their own to tie the game off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton to tie the game, then Yordan Alvarez continued his dominant June by pushing the Astros back in front by three with another three-run bomb in the third, making it 6-3. That lead held through to the bottom of the ninth, where instead of holding it, Ryan Pressly issued two walks to set up the fourth homer of the game to tie things again before Aaron Judge would get a walk-off single to complete the impressive comeback.

Not only will we get to sit back and watch the slug-fest between Yordan and Judge this weekend, but it looks like with Alex Bregman swinging well again to round out the top of Houston's order, the Astros may be getting closer to their full power. So far in June, these two teams sit third and fourth in on-base percentage, with the Astros at .351 and the Yankees right behind at .350. That means we should continue to see scoring opportunities on both sides that can tilt momentum one way or the other as these lineups try to battle against the opposing pitcher.

How will the aces fare

Verlander vs. Judge, and Cole vs. Alvarez, need I say more? Although we won't see Justin Verlander go up against Gerrit Cole in the same game in this series (they should go head to head next Thursday, however), they will pitch on back-to-back days, with Houston's ace going Friday night and New York's on Saturday afternoon. Verlander is coming off his worst start of the year, a three and two-thirds inning outing where the White Sox put up seven runs, four earned, against him and knocked him out early to give him his third loss and increased his ERA from 1.94 to 2.30.

The last time he faced the Yankees was in the Bronx in the 2019 playoffs, in ALCS Game 5, where he went seven frames while allowing four runs, all on two homers in the first inning, which is all New York needed to grab the 4-1 victory to make it a 3-2 Houston lead in the series, which the Astros would go on to clinch in Game 6. So, with the double dose of bad taste in his mouth, it will be interesting to see if he can use that as the fuel to get back to the phenomenal form he's had this year or if the Yankees try to jump on him early like they did nearly three years ago.

Cole, meanwhile, is fresh off of two quality starts in a row against the Rays, where he allowed just one run on six hits with nineteen strikeouts over 13.1 innings of work. He's had his share of strife this season, though, including a seven-run shelling by the Twins earlier this month, along with a start in April where he couldn't make it through two innings against the Tigers. He's had success against his former club, most notably a complete-game shutout in Houston last July with twelve K's and holding the Astros to just three hits.

If the series opener was any indication, we are in for the treat of a playoff-caliber matchup, if not a potential ALCS preview that we may see in October. The Yankees showed why they have the best record and are the hottest team in baseball on Thursday night, but the Astros were only a good outing from their closer away from having a relatively lopsided win. The rivalry is real; the competition is close, and we get to enjoy the show.

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