The following countdown details my top 150 quarterbacks, running backs, receivers and tight ends for the preseason.
Why no defense/special teams? With the notable exception of the Bears (nine DEF touchdowns, 41 sacks last year), defenses are largely dime-a-dozen assets in the fantasy realm.
Why no kickers? I only perform the painstaking — and often pointless — task of ranking kickers just once a year … sometime in mid-August. Why no Percy Harvin? The oft-injured one (hip) is currently off my draft board … although I would certainly consider him as a late-round flier.
1. RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings 2. RB Doug Martin, Buccaneers 3. RB Arian Foster, Texans 4. RB Ray Rice, Ravens 5. WR Calvin Johnson, Lions 6. QB Drew Brees, Saints 7. RB Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks 8. QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers 9. RB C.J. Spiller, Bills 10. RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs 11. RB Trent Richardson, Browns 12. WR A.J. Green, Bengals 13. RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles 14. QB Peyton Manning, Broncos 15. WR Dez Bryant, Cowboys 16. RB Chris Johnson, Titans 17. QB Cam Newton, Panthers 18. WR Brandon Marshall, Bears 19. TE Jimmy Graham, Saints 20. WR Demaryius Thomas, Broncos 21. QB Tom Brady, Patriots 22. WR Julio Jones, Falcons 23. RB Alfred Morris, Redskins 24. QB Matt Ryan, Falcons 25. RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars 26. WR Andre Johnson, Texans 27. WR Roddy White, Falcons 28. QB Matthew Stafford, Lions 29. RB Frank Gore, 49ers 30. QB Andrew Luck, Colts 31. RB Matt Forte, Bears 32. QB Tony Romo, Cowboys 33. RB Stevan Ridley, Patriots 34. RB Darren McFadden, Raiders 35. WR Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers 36. RB David Wilson, Giants 37. QB Eli Manning, Giants 38. WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals 39. QB Robert Griffin III, Redskins 40. WR Marques Colston, Saints 41. QB Russell Wilson, Seahawks 42. WR Eric Decker, Broncos 43. WR Victor Cruz, Giants 44. WR Randall Cobb, Packers 45. RB DeMarco Murray, Cowboys 46. WR Reggie Wayne, Colts 47. QB Andy Dalton, Bengals 48. RB Reggie Bush, Lions 49. RB Steven Jackson, Falcons 50. WR Jordy Nelson, Packers
51. RB Darren Sproles, Saints 52. QB Josh Freeman, Buccaneers 53. WR Hakeem Nicks, Giants 54. WR Wes Welker, Broncos 55. QB Colin Kaepernick, 49ers 56. RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals 57. WR Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs 58. RB Ryan Mathews, Chargers 59. WR Greg Jennings, Vikings 60. TE Tony Gonzalez, Falcons 61. WR Mike Wallace, Dolphins 62. WR James Jones, Packers 63. WR Steve Smith, Panthers 64. TE Jason Witten, Cowboys 65. QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers 66. RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Colts 67. RB Le’Veon Bell, Steelers 68. WR Antonio Brown, Steelers 69. QB Matt Schaub, Texans 70. QB Philip Rivers, Chargers 71. TE Greg Olsen, Panthers 72. WR Danny Amendola, Patriots 73. WR Torrey Smith, Ravens 74. RB Lamar Miller, Dolphins 75. WR T.Y. Hilton, Colts 76. RB Montee Ball, Broncos 77. QB Joe Flacco, Ravens 78. WR DeSean Jackson, Eagles 79. RB Rashard Mendenhall, Cardinals 80. RB Mikel Leshoure, Lions 81. RB Ronnie Hillman, Broncos 82. QB Jay Cutler, Bears 83. RB Jonathan Stewart/DeAngelo Williams, Panthers 84. WR Cecil Shorts, Jaguars 85. QB Carson Palmer, Cardinals 86. TE Owen Daniels, Texans 87. WR Denarius Moore, Raiders 88. TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots 89. RB Fred Jackson, Bills 90. RB Daryl Richardson, Rams 91. RB Eddie Lacy, Packers 92. TE Vernon Davis, 49ers 93. QB Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins 94. WR Miles Austin, Cowboys 95. WR Malcom Floyd, Chargers 96. RB Chris Ivory, Jets 97. WR Mike Williams, Buccaneers 98. RB Bernard Pierce, Ravens 99. WR Kenny Britt, Titans 100. WR Pierre Garcon, Redskins