Top 200: 2012 PPR Fantasy Football Player Rankings (Updated 8/12)

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Top 200: 2012 PPR Fantasy Football Player Rankings (Updated 8/12)
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One Carry, One Injury - Not A Good Start For Ryan Mathews

The last thing we wanted to hear to open the preseason was crucial injuries to potential top-10 options at the running back position. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what we got, as rookie phenom Trent Richardson had another minor knee surgery and Ryan Mathews went down against the Packers.

 

What To Make Of Ryan Mathews Injury

Mathews had everything laid down at his feet to be the fourth running back off the board in fantasy drafts. One carry into the preseason and a broken clavicle will set him out likely into the first few games of the season.

Considered a four to six-week injury, there are some that believe this has the chance to linger up to eight weeks.

It's also reasonable to believe Mathews may be eased back into his feature role for a few games, especially if Ronnie Brown looks effective while Mathews is out of action.

The good news is, you now have a chance to pick up a player who would've gone in the middle of the first round of all drafts as low as the third or fourth round. It's just a matter of believing you can acquire enough depth at running back to wait on Mathews until he comes back to the lineup.

Even if Mathews doesn't have a full workload, he's at least a flex play start. Mathews played at an RB2 level last year and an RB1 level early on while sharing time with Mike Tolbert.

The only downside to Mathews game is his injury problems, but I believe his upside is worth taking in the third round and maybe even the back end of the second round. Look to Brown as a hand cuff in the later rounds for early-season production.

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Trent Richardson's Knee

Richardson has all the tools to be an elite running back in this league, but much like his former teammate, Mark Ingram, it appears knee problems are a concern.

Early in August, Richardson went under the knife for the second time this year, and while he's expected back before the season, it's questionable if he will play a full 16-game schedule.

As is typically the case with knee problems, we want to see if Richardson is having to take time off in practice because of swelling in the knee.

Reggie Bush is a player who comes to mind that had grand expectations, but when you read reports about him in camp, even early on, he would miss time because of this problem. Now, we don't know if Richardson will have those issues, but the point is, we aren't likely to know one way or the other until the regular season (after draft day) begins.

When healthy, Richardson should touch the football 20-plus times a game and is still worthy of high-end RB2 consideration. Like many running backs after Ray Rice, Arian Foster and LeSean McCoy, they bring both upside and concerns of some kind.

 

Player

POS

1

Arian Foster

RB

2

LeSean McCoy

RB

3

Ray Rice

RB

4

Aaron Rodgers

QB

5

Tom Brady

QB

6

Calvin Johnson

WR

7

Darren McFadden

RB

8

Matt Forte

RB

9

Drew Brees

QB

10

DeMarco Murray

RB

11

Jimmy Graham

TE

12

Rob Gronkowski

TE

13

Maurice Jones-Drew

RB

14

Darren Sproles

RB

15

Andre Johnson

WR

16

Matthew Stafford

QB

17

Steven Jackson

RB

18

Jamaal Charles

RB

19

Chris Johnson

RB

20

Julio Jones

WR

21

Wes Welker

WR

22

Brandon Marshall

WR

23

Larry Fitzgerald

WR

24

Trent Richardson

RB

25

Roddy White

WR

26

Cam Newton

QB

27

A.J. Green

WR

28

Greg Jennings

WR

29

Victor Cruz

WR

30

Peyton Hillis

RB

31

Jordy Nelson

WR

32

Fred Jackson

RB

33

Marshawn Lynch

RB

34

Antonio Brown

WR

35

Ahmad Bradshaw

RB

36

Demaryius Thomas

WR

37

Eric Decker

WR

38

Steve Smith

WR

39

Brandon Lloyd

WR

40

Ryan Mathews

RB

41

Isaac Redman

RB

42

Doug Martin

RB

43

Adrian Peterson

RB

44

Dez Bryant

WR

45

Percy Harvin

WR

46

Jeremy Maclin

WR

47

Hakeem Nicks

WR

48

Michael Turner

RB

49

Reggie Bush

RB

50

Antonio Gates

TE

51

Stevie Johnson

WR

52

Dwayne Bowe

WR

53

Mike Wallace

WR

54

Matt Ryan

QB

55

Marques Colston

WR

56

Miles Austin

WR

57

Eli Manning

QB

58

Kevin Smith

RB

59

Pierre Garcon

WR

60

Willis McGahee

RB

61

Vernon Davis

TE

62

Robert Griffin III

QB

63

Aaron Hernandez

TE

64

Reggie Wayne

WR

65

Michael Vick

QB

66

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

RB

67

Torrey Smith

WR

68

Stevan Ridley

RB

69

DeSean Jackson

WR

70

Shonn Greene

RB

71

Nate Washington

WR

72

Philip Rivers

QB

73

Greg Little

WR

74

Fred Davis

TE

75

Jason Witten

TE

76

Frank Gore

RB

77

C.J. Spiller

RB

78

Jermichael Finley

TE

79

Vincent Jackson

WR

80

Donald Brown

RB

81

Tony Romo

QB

82

Denarius Moore

WR

83

Peyton Manning

QB

84

Beanie Wells

RB

85

Brandon Pettigrew

TE

86

Mike Williams

WR

87

Roy Helu

RB

88

Jonathan Stewart

RB

89

Jacob Tamme

TE

90

Malcom Floyd

WR

91

Darrius Heyward-Bey

WR

92

Ryan Williams

RB

93

Ronnie Brown

RB

94

Mark Ingram

RB

95

Laurent Robinson

WR

96

Titus Young

WR

97

Jacquizz Rodgers

RB

98

DeAngelo Williams

RB

99

Jay Cutler

QB

100

Cedric Benson

RB

101

Alshon Jeffery

WR

102

Kenny Britt

WR

103

Ben Tate

RB

104

Mikel Leshoure

RB

105

LeGarrette Blount

RB

106

Ben Roethlisberger

QB

107

Davone Bess

WR

108

Kyle Rudolph

TE

109

Terrell Owens

WR

110

Michael Crabtree

WR

111

Carson Palmer

QB

112

Rashad Jennings

RB

113

Emmanuel Sanders

WR

114

Anquan Boldin

WR

115

David Wilson

RB

116

Andrew Luck

QB

117

Ronnie Hillman

WR

118

Austin Collie

WR

119

Kendall Wright

WR

120

Robert Meachem

WR

121

Kendall Hunter

RB

122

Delone Carter

RB

123

Jake Locker

QB

124

Santonio Holmes

WR

125

Jermaine Gresham

TE

126

Randy Moss

WR

127

Toby Gerhart

RB

128

Daniel Thomas

RB

129

Tony Gonzalez

TE

130

Danny Amendola

WR

131

Danny Woodhead

RB

132

Joe McKnight

RB

133

Andy Dalton

QB

134

Evan Royster

RB

135

Jared Cook

TE

136

Lance Moore

WR

137

Pierre Thomas

RB

138

Doug Baldwin

WR

139

Randall Cobb

WR

140

Joe Flacco

QB

141

Coby Fleener

TE

142

Robert Turbin

RB

143

Jonathan Dwyer

RB

144

Jonathan Baldwin

WR

145

James Starks

RB

146

Alex Green

RB

147

Leonard Hankerson

WR

148

Steve Smith, Stl

WR

149

Josh Freeman

QB

150

Shane Vereen

RB

151

Brandon LaFell

WR

152

Brent Celek

TE

153

Bernard Scott

RB

154

Sidney Rice

WR

155

Owen Daniels

TE

156

Michael Bush

RB

157

Rueben Randle

WR

158

Ryan Fitzpatrick

QB

159

James Jones

WR

160

Chad Johnson

WR

161

Tim Hightower

RB

162

Bilal Powell

RB

163

Kellen Davis

TE

164

Nate Burleson

WR

165

Montario Hardesty

RB

166

Isaiah Pead

RB

167

Christian Ponder

QB

168

Earl Bennett

WR

169

Brian Quick

WR

170

Matt Cassel

QB

171

Scott Chandler

TE

172

Felix Jones

RB

173

Justin Blackmon

WR

174

Matt Flynn

QB

175

Santana Moss

WR

176

Mike Goodson

RB

177

Alex Smith

QB

178

Rashard Mendenhall

RB

179

Golden Tate

WR

180

Armon Binns

WR

181

Tim Tebow

QB

182

Dexter McCluster

WR

183

Kellen Winslow

TE

184

Ed Dickson

TE

185

Lamar Miller

RB

186

Matt Schaub

QB

187

Keyshawn Martin

WR

188

Donald Jones

WR

189

Brandon Jacobs

RB

190

Tony Moeaki

TE

191

Jerome Simpson

WR

192

Sam Bradford

QB

193

Bernard Pierce

RB

194

Steve Breaston

WR

195

Ryan Broyles

WR

196

Dustin Keller

TE

197

Michael Floyd

WR

198

John Skelton

QB

199

D.J. Williams

TE

200

Dwayne Allen

TE

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