Who are the top 25 fantasy football players for 2012?
It's not as simple as looking at where everyone finished this year and then taking the top 25 performers.
Head coaches change. Offensive and defensive coordinators change. Rookies from the draft alter playing time and roles for incumbent players. Free-agent signings also change how coaches plan to utilize players. Players age, and all those hits accumulate to take their toll on their bodies.
And lastly, of course, my favorite saying: The past is not a predictor of the future.
But as the teams are currently constituted, I've assembled my Top 25.
This list will be presented in mock fantasy draft order. However, that doesn't mean this is the order in which these players should be drafted—average draft position must be used for making those decisions.
Rather, this list simply represents my top 25 fantasy players and the order in which I would consider these specific players during a draft.
This list also will not include projected rookies from the upcoming April draft since the value of those rookies can vary greatly depending on their drafting team's situation.
Note: The stats listed here exclude Week 17 numbers. Also, the stats are from standard scoring formats where touchdowns are worth six points instead of four.
So who are these guys anyway?