Fantasy football: Top 150 playmakers, Vol. IV

The following countdown details my top 150 quarterbacks, running backs,

receivers and tight ends for the

preseason.

Why no defense/special

teams? Other than the Seahawks, 49ers and Bears (Chicago posted 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. (Later this week.)

1-50

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

Trent Richardson, Browns
11. WR

A.J. Green, Bengals
12. RB

LeSean McCoy, Eagles
13. QB

Peyton Manning, Broncos
14. WR

Dez Bryant, Cowboys
15. RB Alfred Morris, Redskins
16. RB

Chris Johnson, Titans
17. QB

Cam Newton, Panthers
18. RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
19. WR

Brandon Marshall, Bears
20. TE

Jimmy Graham, Saints
21.

WR Demaryius Thomas, Broncos
22.

QB Tom Brady, Patriots
23. WR

Julio Jones, Falcons
24. QB

Matt Ryan, Falcons
25. RB

Stevan Ridley, Patriots
26. WR

Andre Johnson, Texans
27. RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars
28. WR

Roddy White, Falcons
29. RB Frank Gore, 49ers
30. QB

Matthew Stafford, Lions
31. RB Matt Forte, Bears
32. QB

Andrew Luck, Colts
33. QB

Tony Romo, Cowboys
34. RB

David Wilson, Giants
35. WR

Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers
36. QB

Robert Griffin III, Redskins
37.

RB DeMarco Murray, Cowboys
38. WR

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
39. WR

Victor Cruz, Giants (status on hold with injured heel)
40. WR

Randall Cobb, Packers
41. RB

Darren McFadden, Raiders
42.

WR Marques Colston, Saints
43. QB

Russell Wilson, Seahawks
44. RB

Reggie Bush, Lions
45. RB

Steven Jackson, Falcons
46. WR

Eric Decker, Broncos
47. WR

Reggie Wayne, Colts
48. RB Darren Sproles, Saints
49. WR Hakeem Nicks, Giants
50. QB Andy Dalton, Bengals

51-100

51. RB

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals
52.

WR Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs
53. RB

Ryan Mathews, Chargers
54. QB Eli Manning, Giants
55. WR

Wes Welker, Broncos
56. QB

Colin Kaepernick, 49ers
57. WR

Greg Jennings, Vikings
58.

RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Colts
59. RB

Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
60. WR

Mike Wallace, Dolphins
61. WR

James Jones, Packers
62. WR

Antonio Brown, Steelers
63. QB

Josh Freeman, Buccaneers
64. TE

Tony Gonzalez, Falcons
65. WR

Steve Smith, Panthers
66. TE

Jason Witten, Cowboys
67. QB

Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
68. WR

Danny Amendola, Patriots
69. WR

Torrey Smith, Ravens
70. RB

Lamar Miller, Dolphins
71. WR Jordy Nelson, Packers
72. TE

Greg Olsen, Panthers
73. WR

T.Y. Hilton, Colts
74. RB

Montee Ball, Broncos
75. QB

Matt Schaub, Texans
76. WR

DeSean Jackson, Eagles
77. RB

Rashard Mendenhall, Cardinals
78. QB

Philip Rivers, Chargers
79.

RB Mikel Leshoure, Lions
80. RB

Ronnie Hillman, Broncos
81. TE Rob

Gronkowski, Patriots
82. RB

DeAngelo

Williams/Jonathan Stewart, Panthers
83. QB

Joe Flacco, Ravens
84. RB Fred

Jackson, Bills
85. QB

Jay Cutler, Bears
86. TE Owen

Daniels, Texans
87. WR Denarius

Moore, Raiders
88. WR Miles

Austin, Cowboys
89. WR Cecil

Shorts, Jaguars
90. QB Carson

Palmer, Cardinals
91. RB Bryce Brown, Eagles
92. RB Eddie

Lacy, Packers
93. TE Vernon

Davis, 49ers
94.

RB Daryl Richardson, Rams
95. QB Ryan

Tannehill, Dolphins
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


101-150

101. QB

Michael Vick, Eagles
102. RB

Shane Vereen, Patriots
103. QB

Sam Bradford, Rams
104. WR

Steve Johnson, Bills
105. WR Michael

Floyd, Cardinals
106. WR Anquan Boldin, 49ers
107. WR Malcom Floyd, Chargers
108. TE

Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
109. WR

Josh Gordon, Browns
110. WR

Tavon Austin, Rams
111. QB

Brandon Weeden, Browns
112. TE

Jermichael Finley, Packers
113.

QB Alex Smith, Chiefs
114. WR

Justin Blackmon, Jaguars
115. RB

Ben Tate, Texans
116. TE

Brandon Pettigrew, Lions
117 WR

Sidney Rice, Seahawks
118. TE Vernon Davis, 49ers
119. TE Antonio Gates, Chargers
120. RB

Shonn Greene, Titans
121. WR

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Colts
122. RB

Johnathan Franklin, Packers
123.

WR Mohamed Sanu, Bengals
124. WR

Lance Moore, Saints
125. RB

Robert Turbin, Seahawks
126. WR

Alshon Jeffery, Bears
127. WR

Chris Givens, Rams
128. QB

Jake Locker, Titans
129. RB

Andre Brown, Giants
130. RB

Ryan Williams, Cardinals
131. WR

Nate Washington, Titans
132. WR

DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
133. WR

Kendall Wright, Titans
134. WR Golden Tate, Seahawks
135. RB Christine Michael, Seahawks
136. RB

Knile Davis,

Chiefs
137. RB

Danny Woodhead, Chargers
138. WR

Nate Burleson, Lions
139. WR

Greg Little, Browns
140. QB

Christian Ponder, Vikings
141. RB

Kendall Hunter, 49ers
142. RB

Vick Ballard, Colts
143 WR

Aaron Dobson, Patriots
144. WR

Jeremy Kerley, Jets
145. RB/WR Denard Robinson, Jaguars
146. RB

Mark Ingram, Saints
147. TE

Brandon Myers, Giants
148. RB

Rashad Jennings, Raiders
149. WR

Vincent Brown, Chargers
150. WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings

Jay Clemons can be

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