Top 200: 2012 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings, Projections (Updated 8/19)

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Top 200: 2012 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings, Projections (Updated 8/19)
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With week two of the preseason almost done, I wanted to talk about one receiver moving up the charts and two QB1 talents who are currently struggling.

 

Brandon Lloyd A WR1

It’s time to jump on the Brandon Lloyd bandwagon that has been building up over the summer in fantasy circles. Lloyd is a worthy WR1 in a deep class of receivers this year. It is possible that we could see even better overall numbers from Tom Brady as he will pick apart defenses with ease, and with Lloyd inserted as the option over the top, his production could turn him into a top-five receiver in standard leagues.

Still working with Josh McDaniels, Lloyd has a good home and the by far the best quarterback to work with in his career. Look for this veteran to be everything we hoped Chad Ochocinco would be in this offense a year ago as he will have no problems picking up the offense.

Yes, there are a few weapons to share the wealth with so his value is hurt some in PPR leagues, but I point to his upside with Brady and his relatively good health in recent years as reasons to hold him as a firm top 20 on your draft board.

Currently going as the 16th receiver off the board, Lloyd is a solid addition to your team, and if you can some how snag him as a WR3 consider that the kind of steal that can have you walking away from of your competition.

 

Is Peyton Manning Still A QB1 On Draft Day?

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Peyton Manning Struggles

As I’ve been saying throughout the summer, we should target Peyton Manning as more of a late QB1 to early QB2 on draft day. Manning is in a new offense and still working his way back from his neck injury.

His two-interception performance against the Seahawks probably isn’t as bad as it sounds, but you need to have a solid option to start in the early going.

Look to Jay Cutler as a great quarterback to use with Manning. Cutler has a pass-friendly schedule in the first part of the season, and should be in your lineup while Manning plays teams like the Steelers and Texans.

As the season moves along we will probably see Manning look more like the quarterback we remember from Indianapolis.

 

Philip Rivers Loses Key Receiver

I’m not feeling the Chargers passing game outside of Antonio Gates and maybe Malcom Floyd as a WR4 option. Unfortunately for the Chargers injuries continue to be a problem as star running talent Ryan Mathews may miss the first month and Vincent Brown broke his ankle against the Cowboys.

Brown was having a terrific camp and was pushing Robert Meachem for a starting job.

Meachem will make some plays but don’t expect a breakout season. Too often he fails to fight for the football, and if this doesn’t change, Rivers won’t look his way often.

The offensive line continues to struggle and we have to wonder if Rivers can continue to take the punishment weekly, if this team falls behind in games like they did a year ago.

 

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

Chris Johnson

RB

9

Jamaal Charles

RB

10

DeMarco Murray

RB

11

Drew Brees

QB

12

Jimmy Graham

TE

13

Rob Gronkowski

TE

14

Matthew Stafford

QB

15

Cam Newton

QB

16

Julio Jones

WR

17

A.J. Green

WR

18

Andre Johnson

WR

19

Larry Fitzgerald

WR

20

Ahmad Bradshaw

RB

21

Ryan Mathews

RB

22

Jordy Nelson

WR

23

Trent Richardson

RB

24

Victor Cruz

WR

25

Matt Forte

RB

26

Brandon Lloyd

WR

27

Steve Smith

WR

28

Marshawn Lynch

RB

29

Doug Martin

RB

30

Brandon Marshall

WR

31

Dez Bryant

WR

32

Maurice Jones-Drew

RB

33

Steven Jackson

RB

34

Fred Jackson

RB

35

Peyton Hillis

RB

36

Roddy White

WR

37

Wes Welker

WR

38

Adrian Peterson

RB

39

Hakeem Nicks

WR

40

Frank Gore

RB

41

Demaryius Thomas

WR

42

Michael Turner

RB

43

Antonio Gates

TE

44

Greg Jennings

WR

45

Dwayne Bowe

WR

46

Darren Sproles

RB

47

Antonio Brown

WR

48

Eric Decker

WR

49

Percy Harvin

WR

50

Willis McGahee

RB

51

Vernon Davis

TE

52

Aaron Hernandez

TE

53

Jeremy Maclin

WR

54

Reggie Wayne

WR

55

Pierre Garcon

WR

56

DeSean Jackson

WR

57

Marques Colston

WR

58

Mike Wallace

WR

59

Miles Austin

WR

60

Vincent Jackson

WR

61

Matt Ryan

QB

62

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

RB

63

DeAngelo Williams

RB

64

Stevie Johnson

WR

65

Torrey Smith

WR

66

Eli Manning

QB

67

Kevin Smith

RB

68

Jermichael Finley

TE

69

Reggie Bush

RB

70

Nate Washington

WR

71

Greg Little

WR

72

Jacob Tamme

TE

73

Shonn Greene

RB

74

Titus Young

WR

75

Jay Cutler

QB

76

Stevan Ridley

RB

77

Jonathan Stewart

RB

78

Malcom Floyd

WR

79

Donald Brown

RB

80

Michael Vick

QB

81

Austin Collie

WR

82

Michael Crabtree

WR

83

Brandon Pettigrew

TE

84

Mike Williams

WR

85

Ryan Williams

RB

86

Denarius Moore

WR

87

Peyton Manning

QB

88

Mark Ingram

RB

89

Darrius Heyward-Bey

WR

90

Kyle Rudolph

TE

91

Kenny Britt

WR

92

Isaac Redman

RB

93

Robert Meachem

WR

94

Beanie Wells

RB

95

Fred Davis

TE

96

Rashad Jennings

RB

97

Robert Griffin III

QB

98

Ben Tate

RB

99

Sidney Rice

WR

100

C.J. Spiller

RB

101

Jermaine Gresham

TE

102

Cedric Benson

RB

103

Kendall Hunter

RB

104

Michael Bush

RB

105

Jonathan Dwyer

RB

106

Jason Witten

TE

107

Santonio Holmes

WR

108

Shane Vereen

RB

109

Evan Royster

RB

110

Philip Rivers

QB

111

Emmanuel Sanders

WR

112

Jacquizz Rodgers

RB

113

Laurent Robinson

WR

114

Justin Blackmon

WR

115

Randall Cobb

WR

116

Tony Gonzalez

TE

117

Kendall Wright

WR

118

Alshon Jeffery

WR

119

Danny Amendola

WR

120

Andrew Luck

QB

121

Roy Helu

RB

122

Mikel Leshoure

RB

123

Anquan Boldin

WR

124

Ronnie Brown

RB

125

Donald Jones

WR

126

Coby Fleener

TE

127

Randy Moss

WR

128

Daniel Thomas

RB

129

Jonathan Baldwin

WR

130

Rashard Mendenhall

RB

131

Tony Romo

QB

132

Brandon LaFell

WR

133

Nate Burleson

WR

134

Mike Goodson

RB

135

Leonard Hankerson

WR

136

Bilal Powell

RB

137

Alfred Morris

RB

138

David Wilson

RB

139

Steve Smith, Stl

WR

140

Terrell Owens

WR

141

Toby Gerhart

RB

142

Lestar Jean

WR

143

Davone Bess

WR

144

Pierre Thomas

RB

145

Ben Roethlisberger

QB

146

Mario Manningham

WR

147

Delone Carter

RB

148

Earl Bennett

WR

149

Montario Hardesty

RB

150

Robert Turbin

RB

151

Golden Tate

WR

152

Tim Hightower

RB

153

Alex Green

RB

154

Jared Cook

TE

155

Santana Moss

WR

156

James Jones

WR

157

Carson Palmer

QB

158

Leon Washington

RB

159

Brian Quick

WR

160

Bernard Scott

RB

161

Brent Celek

TE

162

Mike Tolbert

RB

163

Ronnie Hillman

RB

164

Rueben Randle

WR

165

Jerome Simpson

WR

166

Armon Binns

WR

167

Owen Daniels

TE

168

James Starks

RB

169

Doug Baldwin

WR

170

LeGarrette Blount

RB

171

Juron Criner

WR

172

Andy Dalton

QB

173

Javon Ringer

RB

174

Keyshawn Martin

WR

175

Ryan Broyles

WR

176

Kellen Davis

TE

177

Steve Breaston

WR

178

Michael Floyd

WR

179

Joe Flacco

QB

180

Isaiah Pead

RB

181

Scott Chandler

TE

182

Lamar Miller

RB

183

Josh Freeman

QB

184

Felix Jones

RB

185

Bernard Pierce

RB

186

LeRon McClain

RB

187

Ed Dickson

TE

188

Danny Woodhead

RB

189

Jake Locker

QB

190

Joe McKnight

RB

191

Dustin Keller

TE

192

Dion Lewis

RB

193

Ryan Fitzpatrick

QB

194

Tony Moeaki

TE

195

Stephen Hill

WR

196

Taiwan Jones

RB

197

D.J. Williams

TE

198

Matt Cassel

QB

199

Christian Ponder

QB

200

Kellen Winslow

TE

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