Yahoo Default List Movement

UPDATED: June 16, 2017. When fantasy football team owners draft their teams online at a site like Yahoo!, there is a list of players displayed from which owners make their selections during the draft. The players on this default list are ranked by the site. Some team owners use the default list as their sole resource for choosing players. Other team owners, who do not show up for their online draft, have their players “autopicked” by Yahoo.  The default list is used by Yahoo to populate a full roster for any absent team owners. This is important because Yahoo will draft all starting positions, including a team defense and kicker, before any bench players. For more information on this read our article, “Online Draft Strategy and the Curious Case of Quarterback Matt Ryan.”

The order (or ranking) of this default list is periodically updated. Yahoo doesn’t announce when it is re-ordered, but a league’s draft can be affected greatly when it is and owners need to be aware of these changes. If owners are unaware of the changes, then they could overpay for a player they could have drafted later. Conversely, players once considered inexpensive sleepers are now going in earlier rounds due to their climb up the default list.

The reason for movement on the default list is not provided by Yahoo, but it is likely determined by at least three variables: recent news regarding playing time or placement on a team’s depth chart, recent injury that will affect performance or availability, and performance in Yahoo mock drafts compared to relative position on the previous default list.

Yahoo public leagues are comprised of 10 teams with 15 roster positions. That equates to 150 player positions; however, the table below will identify the top 200 positions just to ensure that most players of interest are included. Note: Yahoo does not rank a sufficient number of defenses and kickers in the top 200 positions of their default list to provide at least one of each for the 10 teams in a standard public league format.

If the reader is interested in only one position, just enter the position in the search box and the table will be filtered to display only those players that match the position entered (QB = quarterback, RB = running back, WRV = wide receiver, TGE = tight end, DST = Defense/Special Teams, KCK = kicker). Each column can be sorted from highest to lowest and vice versa by clicking on the column heading.

PlayerTeamPos6/167/278/88/168/288/319/1
Johnson, DavidARZRB1
Bell, Le'VeonPITRB2
Elliott, EzekielDALRB3
Brown, AntonioPITWRv4
Beckham, OdellNYGWRv5
Jones, JulioATLWRv6
Evans, MikeTBWRv7
McCoy, LeSeanBUFRB8
Gordon, MelvinLACRB9
Howard, JordanCHIRB10
Green, A.J.CINWRv11
Freeman, DevontaATLRB12
Ajayi, Jay.MIARB13
Nelson, JordyGBWRv14
Murray, DeMarcoTENRB15
Thomas, MichaelNOWRv16
Fournette, LeonardJAXRB17
Hilton, T.Y.INDWRv18
Bryant, DezDALWRv19
Miller, LamarHOURB20
Baldwin, DougSEAWRv21
Cooper, AmariOAKWRv22
McCaffrey, ChristianCARRB23
Hopkins, DeAndreHOUWRv24
Gurley, ToddLARRB25
Mixon, JoeCINRB26
Cooks, BrandinNEWRv27
Lacy, EddieSEARB28
Gronkowski, RobNETgE29
Robinson, AllenJAXWRv30
Rodgers, AaronGBQB31
Thomas, DemaryiusDENWRv32
Ware, SpencerKCRB33
Brady, TomNEQB34
Jeffery, AlshonPHIWRv35
Brees, DrewNOQB36
Watkins, SammyBUFWRv37
Kelce, TravisKCTgE38
Crowell, IsaiahCLERB39
Adams, DavanteGBWRv40
Hyde, CarlosSFRB41
Anderson, C.J. DENRB42
Edelman, JulianNEWRv43
Pryor, TerrelleWASWRv44
Reed, JordanWASTgE45
Hill, TyreekKCWRv46
Crabtree, MichaelOAKWRv47
Luck, AndrewINDQB48
Olsen, GregCARTgE49
Allen, KeenanLACWRv50
Ingram, MarkNORB51
Coleman, TevinATLRB52
Lynch, MarshawnOAKRB53
Montgomery, TyGBRB54
Landry, JarvisMIAWRv55
Sanders, EmmanuelDENWRv56
Moncrief, DonteINDWRv57
Powell, BilalNYJRB58
Ryan, MattATLQB59
Gillislee, MikeNERB60
Meredith, CameronCHIWRv61
Jackson, DeSeanTBWRv62
Peterson, AdrianNORB63
Mariota, MarcusTENQB64
Gore, FrankINDRB65
Graham, JimmySEATgE66
Wilson, RussellSEAQB67
Perkins, PaulNYGRB68
Cook, DalvinMINRB69
Fitzgerald, LarryARZWRv70
Marshall, BrandonNYGWRv71
Tate, GoldenDETWRv72
Walker, DelanieTENTgE73
Perine, SamajeWASRB74
Winston, JameisTBQB75
Blount, LeGarrettePHIRB76
Abdullah, AmeerDETRB77
Eifert, TylerCINTgE78
Crowder, JamisonWASWRv79
Roethlisberger, BenPITQB80
Newton, CamCARQB81
Parker, DeVanteMIAWRv82
Snead, WilieNOWRv83
Bryant, MartavisPITWRv84
Murray, LataviusMINRB85
Benjamin, KelvinCARWRv86
Diggs, StefonMINWRv87
Prescott, DakDALQB88
Bennett, MartellusGBTgE89
Decker, EricFAWRv90
Ertz, ZachPHITgE91
Cousins, KirkWASQB92
Rivers, PhilipLACQB93
Matthews, RishardTENWRv94
Stewart, JonathanCARRB95
Williams, TyrellLACWRv96
Kelley, RobWASRB97
Forte, MattNYJRB98
Henry, DerrickTENRB99
Henry, HunterLACTgE100
Rudolph, KyleMINTgE101
Carr, DerekOAKQB102
Cobb, RandallGBWRv103
Woodhead, DannyBALRB104
Matthews, JordanPHIWRv105
Garcon, PierreSFWRv106
Coleman, CoreyCLEWRv107
Stafford, MatthewDETQB108
Britt, KennyCLEWRv109
Riddick, theoDETRB110
Martin, DougTBRB111
Dalton, AndyCINQB112
Manning, EliNYGQB113
Taylor, TyrodBUFQB114
Dixon, KennethBALRB115
Thielen, AdamMINWRv116
Ebron, EricDETTgE117
Wentz, CarsonPHIQB118
Prosise, C.j.SEARB119
Doyle, JackINDTgE120
Jones, MarvinDETWRv121
Davis, CoreyTENWRv122
Doctson, JoshWASWRv123
Perriman, BreshadBALWRv124
Wallace, MikeBALWRv125
Bortles, BlakeJAXQB126
Brown, JohnARZWRv127
BroncosDENDST128
Shepard, Sterling NYGWRv129
SeahawksSEADST130
Palmer, CaronARZQB131
Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOUTgE132
TexansHOUDST133
Lockett, TylerSEAWRv134
Hill, JeremyCINRB135
Hunt, KareemKCRB136
Brate, CameronTBTgE137
Gates, AntonioLACTgE138
Fuller, WillHOUWRv139
Bernard, GiovaniCINRB140
ChiefsKCDST141
Mack MarlonINDRB142
White, JamesNERB143
Maclin, JeremyBALWRv144
Tannehill, RyanMIAQB145
Williams, JoeSFRB146
West, TerranceBALRB147
Hurns, AllenJAXWRv148
Ginn, TedNOWRv149
Mitchell, MalcolmNEWRv150
Charles, Jamaal DENRB151
CardinalsARZDST152
Witten, JasonDALTgE153
Enunwa, QuincyNYJWRv154
VikingsMINDST155
PatriotsNEDST156
Williams, MikeLACWRv157
White, KevinCHIWRv158
Ross, JohnCINWRv159
Stills, KennyMIAWR160
Sims, CharlesTBRB161
Gostkowski, StephenNEKck162
Johnson, DukeCLERB163
Kamara, AlvinNORB164
Tucker, JustinBALKck165
Hooper, AustinATLTgE166
PanthersCARDST167
Njoku, DavidCLETgE168
Crosby, MasonGBKck169
Lewis, DionNERB170
Miller, ZachCHITgE171
Flacco, JoeBALQB172
Thomas, JuliusMIATgE173
Sproles, DarrenPHIRB174
RamsLARDST175
Bailey, DanDALKck176
Rawls, ThomasSEARB177
Nelson, J.J.ARZWRv178
Fleener, CobyNOTgE179
Smith, AlexKCQB180
Cook, JaredOAKTgE181
Bradoford, SamMINQB182
Woods, RobertLARWRv183
Gabriel, TaylorATLWRv184
Watson, DeshaunHOUQB185
SteelersPITDST186
Yeldon, T.J. JAXRB187
Hogan, ChrisNEWRv188
RavensBALDST189
Boyd, TylerCINWRv190
Vinatieri, AdamINDKck191
Burkhead, RexNERB192
GiantsNYGDST193
Green, LadariusPITTgE194
Beasley, ColeDALWRv195
Janikowski, SebastianOAKKck196
Hauschka, StephenBUFKck197
Howard, O.J.TBTgE198
RaidersOAKDST199
JaguarsJAXDST200

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