Fantasy football: Top 150 playmakers, Vol. III

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


101. RB Bryce Brown, Eagles
102. QB Michael Vick, Eagles
103. RB Shane Vereen, Patriots
104. QB Sam Bradford, Rams
105. WR Steve Johnson, Bills
106. WR Michael Floyd, Cardinals
107. WR Anquan Boldin, 49ers
108. TE Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
109. TE Jermaine Gresham, Bengals
110. WR Sidney Rice, Seahawks
111. TE Heath Miller, Steelers
112. WR Danario Alexander, Chargers
113. QB Alex Smith, Chiefs
114. RB Ben Tate, Texans
115. WR Josh Gordon, Browns
116. WR Tavon Austin, Rams
117. TE Brandon Pettigrew, Lions
118. RB Shonn Greene, Titans
119. TE Jermichael Finley, Packers
120. TE Antonio Gates, Chargers
121. WR Justin Blackmon, Jaguars
122. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Colts
123. RB Johnathan Franklin, Packers
124. WR Mohamed Sanu, Bengals
125. WR Lance Moore, Saints
126. RB Robert Turbin, Seahawks
127. WR Alshon Jeffery, Bears
128. WR Chris Givens, Rams
129. QB Jake Locker, Titans
130. WR Nate Washington, Titans
131. QB Brandon Weeden, Browns
132. WR Kendall Wright, Titans
133. RB Andre Brown, Giants
134. RB Ryan Williams, Cardinals
135. WR Nate Burleson, Lions
136. WR Greg Little, Browns
137. QB Christian Ponder, Vikings
138. RB Kendall Hunter, 49ers
139. RB Vick Ballard, Colts
140. WR Aaron Dobson, Patriots
141. WR DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
142. WR Jeremy Kerley, Jets
143. WR Golden Tate, Seahawks
144. RB Mark Ingram, Saints
145. TE Dustin Keller, Dolphins
146. TE Brandon Myers, Giants
147. RB Rashad Jennings, Raiders
148. WR Leonard Hankerson, Redskins
149. RB Brandon Bolden, Patriots
150. RB Knile Davis, Chiefs

Jay Clemons
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