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What is your preliminary Top 10 for 2024?

Traditional season-ending question!

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: What is your preliminary Top 10 for the 2024 season?

MIKE NAZAREK

  1. Christian McCaffrey - This guy just doesn't quit when healthy. Well, he was healthy for all of 2023 and won the top RB slot by more than 100 PPR points! CMC should dominate once again in 2024 as the top overall back.
  2. Tyreek Hill - Tua was healthy for all of 2023, and Hill missed only one game. As a result, Hill finished No. 2 WR overall with a stunning 119-1,799-13 stat line, increasing his TD catches by 6! Provided Tua can stay healthy again for all of 2024, taking Hill here makes perfect sense.
  3. Justin Jefferson - He missed 7 games due to injury in 2023, but still finished WR32 overall and WR5 based on average points per game. The only question here is will the Vikings re-sign Kirk Cousins? They certainly want to, but if they don't then Jefferson's production could slip in 2024, but not enough to keep him out of the top 10.
  4. Amon-Ra St. Brown - He finished as WR3 overall in PPR in 2023 and showed no signs of slowing down. He missed just one game due to injury and ended with a startling 119-1,510-10 stat line and actually posted a slightly higher average PPR points per game than Jefferson! I see no reason for this production to drop any in 2024.
  5. Breece Hall - Did you know that Hall was RB2 in 2023? Yup, only CMC produced more points at the position. Hall totaled nearly 1,600 yards with 9 scores and he did it WITHOUT a healthy Aaron Rodgers. He could produce even better in 2024.
  6. Kyren Williams - Williams stunned the fantasy world, finishing as the RB2 based upon average PPR points per game. There is no indication the Rams won't continue to use him as a workhorse back.
  7. CeeDee Lamb - Lamb finished as the WR1 overall in 2023, so why is he this low? The Cowboys could become more of a running team in 2024, which could cap his ceiling, but Lamb is simply too good to not be drafted by this time.
  8. Bijan Robinson - Despite very inconsistent usage, Robinson still finished as RB8 overall, with 5 games of 10 PPR points or less. With a more workhorse role, he should finish as RB3 in 2024.
  9. JaMarr Chase - Chase is clearly the top dog in a potent Bengals passing game with an elite quarterback in Joe Burrow. Although he played nearly half a season (7 games) without Burrow, he still finished as WR11. With a healthy quarterback. he should rebound and remains a top 10 pick in PPR leagues.
  10. Jahmyr Gibbs - He started slow in 2023, but after the first six weeks, he took off and out-produced teammate David Montgomery by 83 PPR points. Overall, he finished as RB10, but could finish as high as RB2 if he does in 17 games what he did in the final 11 games of 2023.

Nazarek is the CEO of Fantasy Football Mastermind Inc, celebrating 25 years online! His company offers a preseason draft guide, customizable cheat sheets, a multi-use fantasy drafting program including auction values, weekly in-season newsletters, injury reports and free NFL news (updated daily) at its web site, www.ffmastermind.com. He has been playing fantasy football since 1988 and is a four-peat champion of the SI.com Experts Fantasy League, a nationally published writer in several fantasy magazines and a former columnist for SI.com. He's also won nearly $30K in recent seasons of the FFPC High Stakes Main Event. Nazarek can be reached via email at miken@ffmastermind.com.

KEN HOLIZNA

Way too early rankings:

  1. CeeDee Lamb
  2. Christian McCaffrey
  3. Justin Jefferson
  4. Puka Nacua
  5. Jamar Chase
  6. Amon-Ra St. Brown
  7. Tyreek Hill
  8. Garrett Wilson
  9. Bijan Robinson
  10. A.J. Brown

Honorable mention: Sam LaPorta, Kyren Williams

Holizna is a 29-year fantasy football enthusiast and founder of Faith-Family-Fantasy Football in 2019, a family-friendly, faith-based, G-rated fantasy football platform. Rankings contributor to the 2023 Fantasy Index magazine. Find him on Twitter @holihandicapper

IAN ALLAN

It’s tough limiting things to just 10 players. With the nature of most leagues, I will leave out all quarterbacks and tight ends. I think I’d be looking at four running backs and six wide receivers. At running back: Breece Hall, Kyren Williams, Bijan Robinson and Christian McCaffrey. Note that they’re all productive pass catchers, which is important for running backs in that scoring format. McCaffrey was the best of these four in the just-completed season, but he’ll be 28 in June. I’m not committing at this point to him being higher than any of those guys on my board. For the wide receivers, I think the six I’d be looking at would be Justin Jefferson, CeeDee Lamb, JaMarr Chase, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Puka Nacua and Tyreek Hill in that ballpark order. Hill is the McCaffrey of that group (he’ll be 30 in a couple of weeks). I would have liked to included Nico Collins, Garrett Wilson and some others, but I guess they’re going to have to settle for the second 10 for now.

Allan is the senior writer for Fantasy Football Index magazine. He is a member of the FSGA’s Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame and the Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame. He is an avid runner, swimmer and cyclist.

DAVID DOREY

  1. Christian McCaffrey
  2. Tyreek Hill
  3. Amon-Ra St. Brown
  4. Justin Jefferson
  5. Breece Hall
  6. JaMarr Chase
  7. Kyren Williams
  8. Puka Nacua
  9. AJ Brown
  10. Jonathan Taylor

Dorey co-founded The Huddle.com in 1997. He's ranked every player and projected every game for the last 23 years and is the author of Fantasy Football: The Next Level. David has appeared on numerous radio, television, newspaper and magazines over the last two decades.

JASON WOOD

  1. Christian McCaffrey
  2. JaMarr Chase
  3. CeeDee Lamb
  4. Tyreek Hill
  5. Justin Jefferson (Cousins' injury is the X-factor)
  6. Puka Nacua
  7. Amon-Ra St. Brown
  8. Breece Hall
  9. A.J. Brown
  10. Bijan Robinson

Wood is Senior Editor at Footballguys.com and has been with the company since its start in 2000. For more than 20 years, Footballguys has provided rankings, projections, and analysis to help fantasy managers dominate their leagues.

SAM HENDRICKS

  1. Christian McCaffrey
  2. Tyreek Hill
  3. Justin Jefferson
  4. CeeDee Lamb
  5. Bijan Robinson
  6. Breece Hall
  7. Jahmyr Gibbs
  8. Jonathan Taylor
  9. Kyren Williams
  10. JaMarr Chase
  11. Travis Etienne
  12. Amon-Ra St. Brown

Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips and Fantasy Football Basics, all available at ExtraPointPress.com, at all major bookstores, and at Amazon and BN.com. He is a 30-year fantasy football veteran who participated in the National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) and finished 7th and 16th overall in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC). He won the Fantasy Index Open in 2013 and 2018.

SCOTT SACHS

  1. Christian McCaffrey
  2. Josh Allen
  3. JaMarr Chase
  4. Tyreek Hill
  5. Amon-Ra St. Brown
  6. CeeDee Lamb
  7. Breece Hall
  8. Justin Jefferson
  9. Lamar Jackson
  10. Garrett Wilson

With 2 perfect seasons and multiple league championships to his credit, Scott Sachs runs Perfect Season Fantasy Football, featuring LIVE Talk & Text Advice. He is a 3-time Winner of the Fantasy Index Experts Auction League, as well as a previous Winner of the Fantasy Index Experts Poll.

ANDY RICHARDSON

It's an interesting offseason. Seldom, I think, have so many top running backs from recent years been potentially on the move -- Barkley, Jacobs, Henry, Ekeler, to name but a few. Age is creeping in for some, but there's first-round potential. Given the uncertainty at the position, I think the first round needs to be wide receiver heavy at this point. I'm thinking the top 6 picks are probably going to be Christian McCaffrey, Tyreek Hill, Justin Jefferson, Kyren Williams, CeeDee Lamb and JaMarr Chase, in that rough order. Joining them as first-round picks should be Jahmyr Gibbs, Bijan Robinson perhaps, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Puka Nacua and just maybe Jacobs, if he stays put in Las Vegas. That's 11, and I think a 12th spot is either Breece Hall if we're feeling good about the Jets offense or maybe Nico Collins, who could be even better in C.J. Stroud's second season.

Richardson has been a contributing writer and editor to the Fantasy Football Index magazine and www.fantasyindex.com since 2002. His responsibilities include team defense and IDP projections and various site features, and he has run the magazine's annual experts draft and auction leagues since their inception. He previews all the NFL games on Saturdays and writes a wrap-up column on Mondays during the NFL season.

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