Fantasy Football Rankings 2018: Breakouts from model that nailed Stefon Diggs' huge year

If you're in a league this season, finding the most accurate, trusted 2018 Fantasy Football rankings is the key to victory. They'll help you navigate a massive player pool and draft the top 2018 Fantasy Football breakouts. How big of a difference can quality Fantasy Football rankings make? Ask anyone who picked Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs last year. He had just seven career touchdowns prior to 2017, but broke out last season with eight scores, plus a memorable 61-yarder against the Saints in the post-season. His ADP was barely in the top 30 receivers drafted, but anyone who snatched him up stole one of last year's biggest Fantasy Football breakouts. In fact, he finished the season as a WR2.

The team at SportsLine was all over Diggs from the start and had him rated as their No. 21 receiver before the season began. Now, SportsLine's model, which simulates the entire season 10,000 times, has released its latest Fantasy Football rankings 2018, identifying its biggest breakouts, sleepers, and busts. SportsLine's model is powered by the same people who powered projections for all three major Fantasy sites. And that same group is sharing its 2018 Fantasy Football cheat sheets.

SportsLine's PPR and non-PPR cheat sheets are available for leagues on any major Fantasy Football site and they're updated multiple times a day. You'll know the impact of injuries and depth chart changes almost instantly, so you'll always have the latest 2018 Fantasy Football rankings to refer to. They're available for 10- and 12-team leagues.

One of the biggest 2018 Fantasy Football breakouts at running back, according to SportsLine: Broncos rookie Royce Freeman, whose ADP is in the fifth round. 

Freeman had a 38-yard touchdown in his first preseason game and enters an offense that's starving for a reliable back after ranking in the middle of the NFL in rushing last season. Freeman's explosive skill set was on full display last year at Oregon, where he had 14 touchdowns and 1,475 yards on the ground. SportsLine's Fantasy Football rankings 2018 say Freeman will give you similar production to backs like Lamar Miller (fourth-round ADP), Jay Ajayi (fourth), and even Jordan Howard (third).

Another shocker: Falcons rookie Calvin Ridley, who has an affordable ADP in the 10th round. Don't be fooled by the Falcons' offensive struggles last season or the presence of Julio Jones.

With Taylor Gabriel now in Chicago, Ridley will receive plenty of one-on-one attention opposite Jones. He had 19 career touchdowns at Alabama and will play on the fast track of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. SportsLine's 2018 Fantasy Football rankings say Ridley offers the same upside as receivers like Allen Robinson (fifth-round ADP), Julian Edelman (seventh), and Corey Davis (eighth).

SportsLine is also high on a pair of running backs who had fewer than five rushing touchdowns combined last season, but each carries a higher projected value than Jordan Howard (nine touchdowns last season), Mark Ingram (12) and LeSean McCoy (eight total touchdowns). This pick could be the difference between winning your fantasy football league and being shut out of the postseason.

So what players poised for breakouts should you snatch in your fantasy football draft? And which huge running backs do you need to jump all over? Visit SportsLine now to get fantasy football cheat sheets from the model that called Kareem Hunt's huge breakout last season and find out.

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