2023 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

NFL Player Rankings

Developing accurate fantasy football player rankings is a key component of creating reliable fantasy football cheat sheets, and as we know your cheat sheet could make or break your fantasy football draft. In modern fantasy football leagues, almost any football position can be added to your fantasy league scoring configuration (even defensive players).

Regardless of your league’s configuration, you’ll need to be sure to have accurate NFL player rankings for each position that is required to complete your fantasy roster. Otherwise, how would you know how to make picks for your fantasy football draft boards as the season approachs? Here are some factors we consider when developing our fantasy football player rankings:

  • Statistics- Obviously the stats from the previous season are most critical but as the season progresses current statistics become more relevant.
  • Fantasy Point Output- Understand how each player’s statistics translate to point output based on your fantasy league configuration. Just as statistic/point-values vary from league to league, a player's ranking will likewise rise or fall based on league settings.
  • Games Played- The number of games a player actually played in during the previous season is an oft-forgotten statistic. Would you rather draft a player that put up 80 fantasy points in 16 games, or a player who put up 60 fantasy points in 8 games? This is why FPPG output is a key statistic to follow (and also why it is integrated into all of our sheets by default).
  • Team- The team a player plays for should definitely factor into their ranking, especially if the player has changed teams. Those teams with high-powered offenses will have players who put up more fantasy points, so remember to factor in the team when you configure your rankings.
  • Experience- The factor that experience plays in your NFL player rankings is heavily dependent on the position being analyzed; a productive kicker will have a much longer career than a productive running back. Compare each player’s stats to their experience to ensure they are not on the downside of their career.
  • Position on Depth Chart- As training camp battles progress, a clearer picture of each team’s depth chart should arise. Know which players have cemented a starting job and which players are still battling to move up the depth chart.
  • Injury Concerns– Football players are constantly battling injuries, but some injuries are worse than others. Those players with injury concerns should slide down your player rankings; how far they slide will depend on the severity (and sometimes the frequency) of their injury.

There are many different factors to consider when configuring your 2023 NFL player rankings. The key to success is examining the relevant factors and properly applying them to the position and player being analyzed. We hope that the rankings provided will help you create reliable and accurate fantasy football cheat sheets in preparation for your 2023 fantasy football draft. Below are our top 5 players at each position named in the standard fantasy football scoring system. To view all rankings for a particular position please click the links above.


Top 10 Quarterbacks

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Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 1 in our 2023 Quarterback rankings.
Patrick Mahomes #13
KC Chiefs, 5 years exp
GAM=17, PAYD=5250, PATD=41, RUCA=61, RUYD=358, RUTD=4, INT=12, FUM=0, FPPG=28.9, TFP=492
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Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 2 in our 2023 Quarterback rankings.
Josh Allen #13
BUF Bills, 5 years exp
GAM=16, PAYD=4283, PATD=35, RUCA=124, RUYD=762, RUTD=7, INT=14, FUM=5, FPPG=28.8, TFP=462
3
Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 3 in our 2023 Quarterback rankings.
Jalen Hurts #14
PHI Eagles, 3 years exp
GAM=15, PAYD=3701, PATD=22, RUCA=165, RUYD=760, RUTD=13, INT=6, FUM=2, FPPG=27.9, TFP=418
4
Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers is ranked 4 in our 2023 Quarterback rankings.
Justin Herbert #10
LAC Chargers, 3 years exp
GAM=17, PAYD=4739, PATD=25, RUCA=54, RUYD=147, RUTD=0, INT=10, FUM=3, FPPG=19.3, TFP=328
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Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is ranked 5 in our 2023 Quarterback rankings.
Tom Brady #12
TB Buccaneers, 23 years exp
GAM=17, PAYD=4694, PATD=25, RUCA=29, RUYD=-1, RUTD=1, INT=9, FUM=4, FPPG=18.7, TFP=318
6
Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens is ranked 6 in our 2023 Quarterback rankings.
Lamar Jackson #13
BAL Ravens, 5 years exp
GAM=12, PAYD=2242, PATD=17, RUCA=112, RUYD=764, RUTD=3, INT=7, FUM=2, FPPG=22.3, TFP=268
7
Russell Wilson of the Denver Broncos is ranked 7 in our 2023 Quarterback rankings.
Russell Wilson #3
DEN Broncos, 10 years exp
GAM=15, PAYD=3524, PATD=16, RUCA=55, RUYD=277, RUTD=3, INT=11, FUM=2, FPPG=17.1, TFP=257
8
Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 8 in our 2023 Quarterback rankings.
Dak Prescott #12
DAL Cowboys, 7 years exp
GAM=12, PAYD=2860, PATD=23, RUCA=45, RUYD=182, RUTD=1, INT=15, FUM=1, FPPG=20.4, TFP=245
9
Trey Lance of the San Francisco 49ers is ranked 9 in our 2023 Quarterback rankings.
Trey Lance #5
SF 49ers, 2 years exp
GAM=2, PAYD=194, PATD=0, RUCA=16, RUYD=67, RUTD=0, INT=1, FUM=0, FPPG=6.2, TFP=12
10
Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals is ranked 10 in our 2023 Quarterback rankings.
Kyler Murray #1
ARI Cardinals, 4 years exp
GAM=11, PAYD=2368, PATD=14, RUCA=67, RUYD=418, RUTD=3, INT=7, FUM=2, FPPG=20, TFP=221

Top 10 Running Backs

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Jonathan Taylor of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 1 in our 2023 Running Back rankings.
Jonathan Taylor #34
IND Colts, 3 years exp
GAM=11, RUCA=192, RUYD=861, RUTD=4, RETR=40, RECP=28, REYD=143, RETD=0, FUM=3, FPPG=10.8, TFP=118
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Austin Ekeler of the Los Angeles Chargers is ranked 2 in our 2023 Running Back rankings.
Austin Ekeler #30
LAC Chargers, 6 years exp
GAM=17, RUCA=204, RUYD=915, RUTD=13, RETR=127, RECP=107, REYD=722, RETD=5, FUM=3, FPPG=15.6, TFP=266
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Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans is ranked 3 in our 2023 Running Back rankings.
Derrick Henry #34
TEN Titans, 7 years exp
GAM=16, RUCA=349, RUYD=1538, RUTD=13, RETR=41, RECP=33, REYD=398, RETD=0, FUM=3, FPPG=16.6, TFP=266
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Christian McCaffrey of the San Francisco 49ers is ranked 4 in our 2023 Running Back rankings.
Christian McCaffrey #34
SF 49ers, 6 years exp
GAM=17, RUCA=244, RUYD=1139, RUTD=8, RETR=108, RECP=85, REYD=741, RETD=5, FUM=0, FPPG=15.6, TFP=266
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Dalvin Cook of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 5 in our 2023 Running Back rankings.
Dalvin Cook #34
MIN Vikings, 6 years exp
GAM=17, RUCA=264, RUYD=1173, RUTD=8, RETR=56, RECP=39, REYD=295, RETD=2, FUM=4, FPPG=11.7, TFP=199
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Najee Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 6 in our 2023 Running Back rankings.
Najee Harris #22
PIT Steelers, 2 years exp
GAM=17, RUCA=272, RUYD=1034, RUTD=7, RETR=53, RECP=41, REYD=229, RETD=3, FUM=2, FPPG=10.7, TFP=182
7
Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 7 in our 2023 Running Back rankings.
Joe Mixon #34
CIN Bengals, 6 years exp
GAM=14, RUCA=210, RUYD=814, RUTD=7, RETR=75, RECP=60, REYD=441, RETD=2, FUM=0, FPPG=12.8, TFP=180
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Leonard Fournette of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is ranked 8 in our 2023 Running Back rankings.
Leonard Fournette #23
TB Buccaneers, 6 years exp
GAM=16, RUCA=189, RUYD=668, RUTD=3, RETR=83, RECP=73, REYD=523, RETD=3, FUM=0, FPPG=9.7, TFP=155
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Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 9 in our 2023 Running Back rankings.
Alvin Kamara #34
NO Saints, 6 years exp
GAM=15, RUCA=223, RUYD=897, RUTD=2, RETR=77, RECP=57, REYD=490, RETD=2, FUM=4, FPPG=10.3, TFP=155
10
Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants is ranked 10 in our 2023 Running Back rankings.
Saquon Barkley #0
NYG Giants, 5 years exp
GAM=16, RUCA=295, RUYD=1312, RUTD=10, RETR=76, RECP=57, REYD=338, RETD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=14.1, TFP=225

Top 10 Wide Receivers

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Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams is ranked 1 in our 2023 Wide Receiver rankings.
Cooper Kupp #80
LAR Rams, 6 years exp
GAM=9, RETR=98, RECP=75, REYD=812, RETD=6, RUYD=52, RUTD=1, FUM=1, FPPG=14, TFP=126
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Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 2 in our 2023 Wide Receiver rankings.
Justin Jefferson #80
MIN Vikings, 3 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=184, RECP=128, REYD=1809, RETD=8, RUYD=24, RUTD=1, FUM=0, FPPG=14, TFP=237
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Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders is ranked 3 in our 2023 Wide Receiver rankings.
Davante Adams #17
LV Raiders, 8 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=180, RECP=100, REYD=1516, RETD=14, RUYD=-1, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=13.9, TFP=236
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Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins is ranked 4 in our 2023 Wide Receiver rankings.
Tyreek Hill #80
MIA Dolphins, 6 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=170, RECP=119, REYD=1710, RETD=7, RUYD=32, RUTD=1, FUM=0, FPPG=13.1, TFP=222
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Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 5 in our 2023 Wide Receiver rankings.
Stefon Diggs #14
BUF Bills, 8 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=154, RECP=108, REYD=1429, RETD=11, RUYD=-3, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=13, TFP=209
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CeeDee Lamb of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 6 in our 2023 Wide Receiver rankings.
CeeDee Lamb #85
DAL Cowboys, 3 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=156, RECP=107, REYD=1359, RETD=9, RUYD=47, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=11.4, TFP=195
7
Ja'Marr Chase of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 7 in our 2023 Wide Receiver rankings.
Ja'Marr Chase #1
CIN Bengals, 2 years exp
GAM=12, RETR=134, RECP=87, REYD=1046, RETD=9, RUYD=8, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=12.9, TFP=155
8
A.J. Brown of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 8 in our 2023 Wide Receiver rankings.
A.J. Brown #80
PHI Eagles, 4 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=145, RECP=88, REYD=1496, RETD=11, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=12.4, TFP=212
9
Michael Pittman of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 9 in our 2023 Wide Receiver rankings.
Michael Pittman #85
IND Colts, 2 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=141, RECP=99, REYD=925, RETD=4, RUYD=30, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=7.3, TFP=118
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Tee Higgins of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 10 in our 2023 Wide Receiver rankings.
Tee Higgins #80
CIN Bengals, 3 years exp
GAM=14, RETR=109, RECP=74, REYD=1029, RETD=7, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=10.4, TFP=145

Top 10 Tight Ends

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Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 1 in our 2023 Tight End rankings.
Travis Kelce #87
KC Chiefs, 10 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=152, RECP=110, REYD=1338, RETD=12, RUYD=5, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=12, TFP=204
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Darren Waller of the Las Vegas Raiders is ranked 2 in our 2023 Tight End rankings.
Darren Waller #85
LV Raiders, 4 years exp
3
Kyle Pitts of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 3 in our 2023 Tight End rankings.
Kyle Pitts #84
ATL Falcons, 2 years exp
GAM=10, RETR=59, RECP=28, REYD=356, RETD=2, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=4.8, TFP=48
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Mark Andrews of the Baltimore Ravens is ranked 4 in our 2023 Tight End rankings.
Mark Andrews #89
BAL Ravens, 5 years exp
GAM=15, RETR=113, RECP=73, REYD=847, RETD=5, RUYD=8, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=7.7, TFP=116
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Dallas Goedert of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 5 in our 2023 Tight End rankings.
Dallas Goedert #85
PHI Eagles, 5 years exp
GAM=12, RETR=69, RECP=55, REYD=702, RETD=3, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=7.2, TFP=86
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Dalton Schultz of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 6 in our 2023 Tight End rankings.
Dalton Schultz #85
DAL Cowboys, 5 years exp
GAM=15, RETR=89, RECP=57, REYD=577, RETD=5, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=5.7, TFP=86
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George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers is ranked 7 in our 2023 Tight End rankings.
George Kittle #85
SF 49ers, 6 years exp
GAM=15, RETR=86, RECP=60, REYD=765, RETD=11, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=9.4, TFP=140
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T.J. Hockenson of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 8 in our 2023 Tight End rankings.
T.J. Hockenson #88
MIN Vikings, 4 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=129, RECP=86, REYD=914, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=7.4, TFP=125
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Cole Kmet of the Chicago Bears is ranked 9 in our 2023 Tight End rankings.
Cole Kmet #80
CHI Bears, 3 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=69, RECP=50, REYD=544, RETD=7, RUYD=9, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=5.7, TFP=97
10
David Njoku of the Cleveland Browns is ranked 10 in our 2023 Tight End rankings.
David Njoku #85
CLE Browns, 6 years exp
GAM=14, RETR=80, RECP=58, REYD=628, RETD=4, RUYD=-8, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=6, TFP=84

Top 10 Kickers

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Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens is ranked 1 in our 2023 Kicker rankings.
Justin Tucker #9
BAL Ravens, 11 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=37, MIFG=6, MAXP=31, MIXP=1, FPPG=7.2, TFP=123
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Evan McPherson of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 2 in our 2023 Kicker rankings.
Evan McPherson #19
CIN Bengals, 2 years exp
GAM=16, MAFG=24, MIFG=5, MAXP=40, MIXP=5, FPPG=5.8, TFP=92
3
Matt Gay of the Los Angeles Rams is ranked 3 in our 2023 Kicker rankings.
Matt Gay #3
LAR Rams, 4 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=28, MIFG=2, MAXP=31, MIXP=1, FPPG=6.4, TFP=108
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Tyler Bass of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 4 in our 2023 Kicker rankings.
Tyler Bass #2
BUF Bills, 3 years exp
GAM=16, MAFG=27, MIFG=4, MAXP=48, MIXP=2, FPPG=7.2, TFP=115
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Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 5 in our 2023 Kicker rankings.
Harrison Butker #8
KC Chiefs, 6 years exp
GAM=13, MAFG=18, MIFG=6, MAXP=38, MIXP=3, FPPG=5.5, TFP=71
6
Greg Joseph of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 6 in our 2023 Kicker rankings.
Greg Joseph #0
MIN Vikings, 5 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=26, MIFG=7, MAXP=40, MIXP=6, FPPG=5.4, TFP=91
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Jake Elliott of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 7 in our 2023 Kicker rankings.
Jake Elliott #8
PHI Eagles, 6 years exp
GAM=16, MAFG=20, MIFG=3, MAXP=51, MIXP=2, FPPG=6.2, TFP=100
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Daniel Carlson of the Las Vegas Raiders is ranked 8 in our 2023 Kicker rankings.
Daniel Carlson #7
LV Raiders, 5 years exp
GAM=16, MAFG=34, MIFG=3, MAXP=35, MIXP=1, FPPG=7.9, TFP=127
9
Robbie Gould of the San Francisco 49ers is ranked 9 in our 2023 Kicker rankings.
Robbie Gould #9
SF 49ers, 18 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=27, MIFG=5, MAXP=50, MIXP=1, FPPG=6.8, TFP=115
10
Jason Sanders of the Miami Dolphins is ranked 10 in our 2023 Kicker rankings.
Jason Sanders #3
MIA Dolphins, 5 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=26, MIFG=6, MAXP=41, MIXP=3, FPPG=5.8, TFP=98

Top 10 Defenses/Special Teams

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Los Angeles Rams of the Los Angeles Rams is ranked 1 in our 2023 Defense rankings.
Los Angeles Rams
GAM=17, FREC=6, INT=16, SACK=38, DTD=1, PA=384, FPPG=5.2, TFP=88
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Denver Broncos of the Denver Broncos is ranked 2 in our 2023 Defense rankings.
Denver Broncos
GAM=17, FREC=8, INT=15, SACK=36, DTD=0, PA=359, FPPG=5.1, TFP=86
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Pittsburgh Steelers of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 3 in our 2023 Defense rankings.
Pittsburgh Steelers
GAM=17, FREC=3, INT=20, SACK=40, DTD=1, PA=346, FPPG=5.4, TFP=92
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San Francisco 49ers of the San Francisco 49ers is ranked 4 in our 2023 Defense rankings.
San Francisco 49ers
GAM=17, FREC=10, INT=20, SACK=44, DTD=3, PA=277, FPPG=7.2, TFP=122
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New Orleans Saints of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 5 in our 2023 Defense rankings.
New Orleans Saints
GAM=17, FREC=7, INT=7, SACK=48, DTD=1, PA=345, FPPG=4.8, TFP=82
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Buffalo Bills of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 6 in our 2023 Defense rankings.
Buffalo Bills
GAM=17, FREC=10, INT=17, SACK=40, DTD=1, PA=286, FPPG=6.4, TFP=108
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Cleveland Browns of the Cleveland Browns is ranked 7 in our 2023 Defense rankings.
Cleveland Browns
GAM=17, FREC=9, INT=11, SACK=34, DTD=3, PA=381, FPPG=5.4, TFP=92
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Green Bay Packers of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 8 in our 2023 Defense rankings.
Green Bay Packers
GAM=17, FREC=7, INT=17, SACK=34, DTD=2, PA=371, FPPG=5.8, TFP=98
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is ranked 9 in our 2023 Defense rankings.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
GAM=17, FREC=10, INT=10, SACK=45, DTD=1, PA=358, FPPG=5.4, TFP=91
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Indianapolis Colts of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 10 in our 2023 Defense rankings.
Indianapolis Colts
GAM=17, FREC=11, INT=10, SACK=44, DTD=2, PA=427, FPPG=5.8, TFP=98