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Fantasy Football Positional Player Ranking by Todd Farino

I based my preseason rankings on several factors, both statistical and player movement oriented. These rankings are not based solely on what happened last season, but on the talent of the player, potential fantasy value, and the team as a whole.

Runningbacks                                    Quarterbacks
1. Chris Johnson, TEN                        1. Aaron Rodgers, GB
2. Arian Foster, HOU                          2. Drew Brees, NO
3. Jamaal Charles, KC                        3. Peyton Manning, IND
4. Adrian Peterson, MIN                    4. Philip Rivers, SD
5. Steven Jackson, STL                      5. Tony Romo, DAL
6. Ray Rice, BAL                                 6. Tom Brady, NE
7. Knowshon Moreno, DEN                 7. Philip Rivers, SD
8. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC               8. Michael Vick, PHI
9. Darren McFadden, OAK                   9. Joe Flacco, BAL
10. Jahvid Best, DET                         10. Matt Schaub, HOU
11. Michael Turner, ATL                    11. Sam Bradford, STL
12. Matt Forte, CHI                           12. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
13. Frank Gore, SF                            13. Josh Freeman, TB
14. LeGarrette Blount, TB                14. Matt Ryan, ATL
15. LeSean McCoy, PHI                     15. Eli Manning, NYG
16. Ryan Mathews, SD                      16. Mark Sanchez, NYJ
17. Beanie Wells, ARI                       17. Matthew Stafford, DET
18. DeAngelo Williams, CAR             18. Matt Cassel, KC
19. Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG                19. Carson Palmer, CIN
20. Shonn Greene, NYJ                      20. Jay Cutler, CHI
21. Felix Jones, DAL                           21. David Garrard, JAC
22. Ronnie Brown, MIA                      22. Ryan Fitzpatrick, BUF
23. Rashard Mendenhall, PIT            23. Jason Campbell, OAK
24. Brandon Jacobs, NYG                   24. Alex Smith, SF
25. Ryan Torain, WAS                        25. Joe Webb, MIN
26. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, NE
27. Pierre Thomas, NO
28. Marshawn Lynch, SEA
29. Cedric Benson, CIN
30. Danny Woodhead, NE
31. Peyton Hillis, CLE
32. Jonathan Stewart, CAR
33. Ryan Grant, GB
34. Fred Jackson, BUF
35.Joseph Addai, IND
36. Tim Hightower, ARI
37. Mike Tolbert, SD
38. Michael Bush, OAK
39. C.J. Spiller, BUF
40. Donald Brown, IND


Wide Receivers                                    Tight Ends
1. Andre Johnson, HOU                        1. Antonio Gates, SD
2. Roddy White, ATL                            2. Jermichael Finley, GB
3. Mike Wallace, PIT                            3. Vernon Davis, SF
4. Calvin Johnson, DET                        4. Dallas Clark, IND
5. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI                       5. Jason Witten, DAL
6. DeSean Jackson, PHI                       6. Brandon Pettigrew, DET
7. Greg Jennings, GB                            7. Owen Daniels, HOU
8. Miles Austin, DAL                             8. Zach Miller, OAK
9. Reggie Wayne, IND                          9. Aaron Hernandez, NE
10. Dwayne Bowe, KC                        10. Jimmy Graham, NO
11. Hakeem Nicks, NYG                      11. Jermaine Gresham, CIN
12. Vincent Jackson, SD                      12. Tony Gonzalez, ATL
13. Kenny Britt, TEN                           13. Kellen Winslow, TB
14. Dez Bryant, DAL                           14. Dustin Keller, NYJ
15. Marques Colston, NO                    15. Marcedes Lewis, JAC
16. Mike Williams, TB                         16. Chris Cooley, WAS
17. Anquan Boldin, BAL                      17. Tony Moeaki, KC
18. Brandon Marshall, MIA                 18. Visanthe Shiancoe, MIN
19. Steve Smith, NYG                         19. Jacob Tamme, IND
20. Michael Crabtree, SF                    20. Todd Heap, BAL
21. Steve Johnson, BUF                      21. Jared Cook, TEN
22. Jeremy Maclin, PHI                       22. Greg Olsen, CHI
23. Wes Welker, NE                            23. Benjamin Watson, CLE
24. Jacoby Ford, OAK                          24. Kevin Boss, NYG
25. Mike Sims-Walker, JAC                 25. John Carlson, SEA
26. Hines Ward, PIT                            26. Rob Gronkowski, NE
27. Santonio Holmes, NYJ                   27. Brent Celek, PHI
28. Mario Manningham, NYG              28. Heath Miller, PIT
29. Brandon Lloyd, DEN                      29. Jeremy Shockey, CAR
30. Percy Harvin, MIN                         30. Anthony Fasano, MIA
31. Robert Meacham, NO
32. Pierre Garcon, IND                         Kickers
33. Terrell Owens, CIN                         1. Josh Brown, STL
34. Sidney Rice, MIN                            2. Nate Kaeding, SD
35. Steve Breaston, ARI                       3. David Akers, PHI
36. Danny Amendola, STL                    4. Neil Rackers, HOU
37. Braylon Edwards, NYJ                    5. Sebastian Janikowski, OAK
38. Santana Moss, WAS                        6. Rob Bironas, TEN
39. Johnny Knox, CHI                           7. David Buehler, DAL
40. Jerome Simpson, CIN                     8. Mason Crosby, GB
41. Anthony Armstrong, WAS              9. Stephen Gostkowski, NE
42. Deion Branch, NE                          10. Adam Vinatieri, IND
43. Austin Collie, IND                         11. Matt Bryant, ATL
44. Steve Smith, CAR                         12. Garrett Hartley, NO
45. Mike Williams, SEA                       13. Lawrence Tynes, NYG
46. Mark Clayton, STL                         14. Dan Carpenter, MIA
47. James Jones, GB                           15. Robbie Gould, CHI
48. Davone Bess, MIA                         16. Shaun Suisham, PIT
49. Malcom Floyd, SD                          17. Joe Nedney, SF
50. Lance Moore, NO                           18. Ryan Longwell, MIN
51. Donald Driver, GB                         19. Connor Barth, TB
52. Jacoby Jones, HOU                        20. Jay Feely, ARI
53. Chad Ochocinco, CIN                     21. Matt Prater, DEN
54. Louis Murphy, OAK                        22. Billy Cundiff, BAL
55. Derrick Mason, BAL                       23. Mike Nugent, CIN
56. Seyi Ajirotutu, SD                          24. Josh Scobee, JAC
57. Mike Thomas, JAC                         25. Nick Folk, NYJ
58. Nate Burleson, DET                       26. John Kasay, CAR
59. Devin Hester, CHI                          27. Ryan Succop, KC
60. Nate Washington, TEN                  28. Jason Hanson, DET
61. Earl Bennett, CHI                          29. Olindo Mare, SEA
62. Danario Alexander, STL                30. Phil Dawson, CLE
63. Lee Evans, BUF                              31. Rian Lindell, BUF
64. Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ                  32. Dave Rayner, DET
65. David Gettis, CAR
66. Jabar Gaffney, DEN                         Team Defenses
67. Mohamed Massaquoi, CLE               1. Packers, GB
68. Jordy Nelson, GB                             2. Jets, NYJ
69. Josh Morgan, SF                              3. Cowboys, DAL
70. Kevin Walter, HOU                          4. Giants, NYG
71. Blair White, IND                              5. Bears, CHI
72. Brian Hartline, MIA                         6. Steelers, PIT
73. Jordan Shipley, CIN                         7. Eagles, PHI
74. Brandon LaFell, CAR                       8. Lions, DET
75. Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ                    9. Browns, CLE
76. Ben Obomanu, SEA                       10. Patriots, NE
77. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, BAL          11. Ravens, BAL
78. Brandon Gibson, STL                    12. Falcons, ATL
79. Justin Gage, TEN                          13. Saints, NO
80. Donnie Avery, STL                        14. Dolphins, MIA
81. Eddie Royal, DEN                          15. 49ers, SF
82. Jason Hill, JAC                              16. Chargers, SD
83. Golden Tate, SEA                         17. Rams, STL
84. Andre Caldwell, CIN                     18. Chiefs, KC
85. Anthony Gonzalez, IND                19. Raiders, OAK
86. Brian Robiskie, CLE                      20. Redskins, WAS
87. Demaryius Thomas, DEN              21. Cardinals, ARI
88. Patrick Crayton, SD                      22. Seahawks, SEA
89. David Nelson, BUF                        23. Vikings, MIN
90. Bernard Berrian, MIN                   24. Colts, IND
91. Devery Henderson, NO                 25. Titans, TEN
92. Emmanuel Sanders, PIT               26. Buccaneers, TB
93. Roy Williams, DAL                        27. Jaguars, JAC
94. Bryant Johnson, DET                    28. Bengals, CIN
95. Brandon Tate, NE                         29. Bills, BUF
96. Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK          30. Panthers, CAR
97. Deon Butler, SEA                          31. Texans, HOU
98. Roscoe Parrish, BUF                     32. Broncos, DEN
99. Josh Cribbs, CLE
100. Michael Jenkins, ATL

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