Last updated Aug. 31.

Fantasy football draft season is peaking, and The Washington Post has everything you need to dominate your draft and the season ahead, starting with our annual perfect draft.

There’s also a detailed breakdown of the best possible picks for Rounds 1 to 3, helpful fantasy draft tiers, a comprehensive cheat sheet and a strategy guide to avoiding the running back dead zone. But the crux of what you need can be found in our next-level rankings of the top 200 potential picks.

These rankings, which use point-per-reception scoring, are based on a player’s role in his team’s offense and the projected difficulty of his weekly matchups. This year we’ve added a new wrinkle in the form of fantasy wins above replacement, or WAR. Instead of looking solely at how many fantasy points a player is projected to score, or even how many points better a player should be than the average player at his position, we took our weekly projections and used them to calculate how likely a fantasy team is to win its weekly matchup due solely to the player in question.

Some notable injuries and trades have already shuffled the preseason rankings. Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Travis Etienne suffered a Lisfranc injury during a preseason game and was placed on the injured reserve, ending his season. That’s elevated James Robinson and could also impact Carlos Hyde’s playing time.

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins also suffered a season-ending knee injury, likely pushing Gus Edwards into a starting role. However, Edwards hasn’t been involved in the passing game much during his three years in Baltimore (22 targets in 43 games), limiting his value in any leagues which award points for receptions.

Patriots running back Sony Michel was traded to the Los Angeles Rams, providing some much-needed depth in the NFC West contender’s backfield. Unfortunately, depth in real football means diminished value in fantasy football. Michel and Darrell Henderson could split duties with the coaching staff opting to roll with the hot hand from time to time.

The WAR totals you see here are for a full 14-week fantasy regular season plus three weeks of playoffs. Using wins above replacement for your draft board rather than projected point totals or consensus rankings puts an extra focus on the value of each position relative to the player pool available, with an eye toward winning the most games. After all, the more games you win, the more likely you are to qualify for the playoffs and make a championship run.

Not interested in the nitty-gritty mathematical details? Then just print out these rankings and bring them along to your draft. And don’t worry if the rankings here differ from the lists your friends are using. Just remember, these rankings are based on our 2021 projections, which are adjusted for strength of schedule and positional scarcity, so some players will have more or less projected value than the public perceives. Use this to your advantage, and have fun.

1. Christian McCaffrey (RB-CAR): 9.8

2. Dalvin Cook (RB-MIN): 7

3. Alvin Kamara (RB-NO): 7

4. Ezekiel Elliott (RB-DAL): 7.2

5. Derrick Henry (RB-TEN): 6.3

6. Davante Adams (WR-GB): 6.1

7. Tyreek Hill (WR-KC): 5.4

8. Travis Kelce (TE-KC): 5.9

9. Austin Ekeler (RB-LAC): 6.8

10. Aaron Jones (RB-GB): 5.6

11. Saquon Barkley (RB-NYG): 5.4

12. Stefon Diggs (WR-BUF): 5.6

13. DeAndre Hopkins (WR-ARI): 4.6

14. Nick Chubb (RB-CLE): 5.5

15. Calvin Ridley (WR-ATL): 4.7

16. Jonathan Taylor (RB-IND): 5.5

17. Patrick Mahomes II (QB-KC): 5.7

18. Justin Jefferson (WR-MIN): 4.7

19. Antonio Gibson (RB-WAS): 5.4

20. Joe Mixon (RB-CIN): 5.2

21. D.K. Metcalf (WR-SEA): 4.1

22. A.J. Brown (WR-TEN): 4.6

23. Najee Harris (RB-PIT): 4.3

24. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB-KC): 4.8

25. Keenan Allen (WR-LAC): 4

26. D'Andre Swift (RB-DET): 4.8

27. David Montgomery (RB-CHI): 4.4

28. Allen Robinson II (WR-CHI): 4.1

29. Terry McLaurin (WR-WAS): 3.9

30. Darren Waller (TE-LV): 5.6

31. CeeDee Lamb (WR-DAL): 4

32. Chris Carson (RB-SEA): 4.4

33. Robert Woods (WR-LAR): 3.3

34. James Robinson (RB-JAC): 4

35. Amari Cooper (WR-DAL): 3.2

36. Josh Allen (QB-BUF): 4.1

37. Miles Sanders (RB-PHI): 3.2

38. Chris Godwin (WR-TB): 3

39. Mike Evans (WR-TB): 2.8

40. Cooper Kupp (WR-LAR): 3

41. Josh Jacobs (RB-LV): 3.7

42. Kyler Murray (QB-ARI): 4.3

43. Lamar Jackson (QB-BAL): 4.1

44. D.J. Moore (WR-CAR): 2.9

45. Darrell Henderson (RB-LAR): 3.9

46. Julio Jones (WR-TEN): 3.1

47. Diontae Johnson (WR-PIT): 2.5

48. Tyler Lockett (WR-SEA): 2.8

49. Tee Higgins (WR-CIN): 2.5

50. George Kittle (TE-SF): 3.3

51. Adam Thielen (WR-MIN): 2.7

52. T.J. Hockenson (TE-DET): 3.4

53. Brandon Aiyuk (WR-SF): 2.6

54. Mike Davis (RB-ATL): 3.9

55. Myles Gaskin (RB-MIA): 3.3

56. Kareem Hunt (RB-CLE): 3.6

57. Dak Prescott (QB-DAL): 3.9

58. Chase Claypool (WR-PIT): 2

59. Jerry Jeudy (WR-DEN): 1.8

60. Gus Edwards (RB-BAL): 2.9

61. Chase Edmonds (RB-ARI): 3

62. Kyle Pitts (TE-ATL): 3.3

63. Russell Wilson (QB-SEA): 3.5

64. JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR-PIT): 1.8

65. Damien Harris (RB-NE): 3

66. Javonte Williams (RB-DEN): 2.9

67. Raheem Mostert (RB-SF): 2.5

68. Aaron Rodgers (QB-GB): 3.2

69. Odell Beckham Jr. (WR-CLE): 2.2

70. Mark Andrews (TE-BAL): 2.7

71. Justin Herbert (QB-LAC): 3

72. Noah Fant (TE-DEN): 2.3

73. Los Angeles Rams (DST-LAR): 2.3

74. Robby Anderson (WR-CAR): 2

75. Tom Brady (QB-TB): 2.8

76. Ryan Tannehill (QB-TEN): 2.1

77. Kenny Golladay (WR-NYG): 1.7

78. Ja'Marr Chase (WR-CIN): 1.5

79. Tyler Boyd (WR-CIN): 1.4

80. Courtland Sutton (WR-DEN): 1.5

81. Brandin Cooks (WR-HOU): 1.4

82. Trey Sermon (RB-SF): 2.7

83. Jalen Hurts (QB-PHI): 1.8

84. Deebo Samuel (WR-SF): 1.2

85. Corey Davis (WR-NYJ): 1.2

86. Melvin Gordon III (RB-DEN): 2.7

87. Laviska Shenault Jr. (WR-JAC): 0.9

88. Will Fuller V (WR-MIA): 1

89. Michael Carter (RB-NYJ): 2.5

90. Ronald Jones II (RB-TB): 2.3

91. Nyheim Hines (RB-IND): 2

92. James Conner (RB-ARI): 2.1

93. Kenyan Drake (RB-LV): 1.6

94. Zack Moss (RB-BUF): 1.9

95. D.J. Chark Jr. (WR-JAC): 0.8

96. Jamaal Williams (RB-DET): 1.5

97. Antonio Brown (WR-TB): 0.7

98. DeVonta Smith (WR-PHI): 0.6

99. Leonard Fournette (RB-TB): 1.6

100. AJ Dillon (RB-GB): 1.5

101. Jarvis Landry (WR-CLE): 0.6

102. Curtis Samuel (WR-WAS): 0.4

103. Mike Williams (WR-LAC): 0.1

104. Devin Singletary (RB-BUF): 1.4

105. Michael Gallup (WR-DAL): 0

106. Marvin Jones Jr. (WR-JAC): -0.1

107. Michael Pittman Jr. (WR-IND): -0.1

108. Tony Pollard (RB-DAL): 1.4

109. David Johnson (RB-HOU): 1.1

110. J.D. McKissic (RB-WAS): 1.2

111. James White (RB-NE): 1.1

112. Logan Thomas (TE-WAS): 2

113. Darnell Mooney (WR-CHI): -0.2

114. Phillip Lindsay (RB-HOU): 0.9

115. Sony Michel (RB-LAR): 0.9

116. Michael Thomas (WR-NO): -0.2

117. Jaylen Waddle (WR-MIA): -0.4

118. DeVante Parker (WR-MIA): -0.5

119. Giovani Bernard (RB-TB): 0.6

120. Latavius Murray (RB-NO): 0.6

121. Marquise Brown (WR-BAL): -0.7

122. Elijah Moore (WR-NYJ): -0.7

123. Alexander Mattison (RB-MIN): 0.3

124. Tevin Coleman (RB-NYJ): 0.3

125. Rashaad Penny (RB-SEA): 0.2

126. Tarik Cohen (RB-CHI): 0.1

127. Russell Gage (WR-ATL): -0.8

128. Darrel Williams (RB-KC): -0.1

129. Carlos Hyde (RB-JAC): -0.3

130. Mecole Hardman (WR-KC): -1

131. Pittsburgh Steelers (DST-PIT): 2.1

132. Malcolm Brown (RB-MIA): -0.5

133. Baltimore Ravens (DST-BAL): 1.9

134. Cole Beasley (WR-BUF): -0.9

135. Dallas Goedert (TE-PHI): 2.1

136. Kenneth Gainwell (RB-PHI): -0.5

137. Sterling Shepard (WR-NYG): -1.3

138. Tyler Higbee (TE-LAR): 1.9

139. Henry Ruggs III (WR-LV): -1.8

140. Robert Tonyan (TE-GB): 1.8

141. Salvon Ahmed (RB-MIA): -0.6

142. Mike Gesicki (TE-MIA): 1.3

143. Jakobi Meyers (WR-NE): -1.9

144. Nelson Agholor (WR-NE): -1.9

145. Darrynton Evans (RB-TEN): -0.7

146. Jalen Reagor (WR-PHI): -2.1

147. Rhamondre Stevenson (RB-NE): -0.7

148. T.Y. Hilton (WR-IND): -2.1

149. Washington Football Team (DST-WAS): 1.6

150. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DST-TB): 1.4

151. Damien Williams (RB-CHI): -1

152. Rondale Moore (WR-ARI): -2.7

153. Matthew Stafford (QB-LAR): 1.5

154. Jonnu Smith (TE-NE): 1.3

155. Marlon Mack (RB-IND): -0.9

156. Chuba Hubbard (RB-CAR): -1

157. Evan Engram (TE-NYG): 1.1

158. Justin Jackson (RB-LAC): -0.9

159. Boston Scott (RB-PHI): -1

160. Mark Ingram II (RB-HOU): -1

161. Jamison Crowder (WR-NYJ): -2.4

162. Joshua Kelley (RB-LAC): -0.8

163. Ty Johnson (RB-NYJ): -1

164. Jerick McKinnon (RB-KC): -1

165. Irv Smith Jr. (TE-MIN): 0.7

166. Tre'Quan Smith (WR-NO): -2.7

167. Devontae Booker (RB-NYG): -0.9

168. Joe Burrow (QB-CIN): 1.5

169. Benny Snell Jr. (RB-PIT): -1

170. San Francisco 49ers (DST-SF): 1.3

171. Indianapolis Colts (DST-IND): 1.2

172. New England Patriots (DST-NE): 1.1

173. Rob Gronkowski (TE-TB): 0

174. Rashod Bateman (WR-BAL): -2.4

175. Buffalo Bills (DST-BUF): 1

176. Justin Tucker (K-BAL): 1.7

177. Harrison Butker (K-KC): 1.5

178. Kansas City Chiefs (DST-KC): 0.8

179. Samaje Perine (RB-CIN): -0.9

180. La'Mical Perine (RB-NYJ): -1

181. Younghoe Koo (K-ATL): 1.3

182. Greg Zuerlein (K-DAL): 1.1

183. Jason Sanders (K-MIA): 1

184. New Orleans Saints (DST-NO): 0.8

185. Miami Dolphins (DST-MIA): 0.8

186. Matt Prater (K-ARI): 0.9

187. Tyler Bass (K-BUF): 0.9

188. Rodrigo Blankenship (K-IND): 0.8

189. Robbie Gould (K-SF): 0.8

190. Ryan Succop (K-TB): 0.6

191. Jason Myers (K-SEA): 0.5

192. Mason Crosby (K-GB): 0.5

193. Graham Gano (K-NYG): -0.4

194. Darrel Williams (RB-KC): -0.5

195. Cairo Santos (K-CHI): -0.5

196. Cody Parkey (K-CLE): -0.5

197. Salvon Ahmed (RB-MIA): -0.5

198. Marquise Brown (WR-BAL): -0.5

199. Hunter Henry (TE-NE): -0.6

200. Darrynton Evans (RB-TEN): -0.6