Fantasy Football 2012: The Preseason Top 150 Overall Players, Vol. IV

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Fantasy Football 2012: The Preseason Top 150 Overall Players, Vol. IV
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Chicago's Matt Forte, a top-10 tailback in fantasy drafts this summer, was on pace for 2,000 total yards last season before incurring a knee injury in Week 13.

Here is my final preseason listing of the Top 150 overall players in standard-scoring leagues.

These rankings are capped at this number for two reasons:

a) Any listings beyond 150 are patently irrelevant, since every draft tells a different story in the latter rounds.

b) Reasonably short lists will hopefully force/inspire lazy fantasy GMs to conduct at least three mocks before the big day. The absolute worst thing you can do is show up on draft day with only the help of a few Top 150 or 200 cheat sheets. Good drafting is all about preparation (mock simulations)...and finding value with every pick.

For an updated look at my smartphone-friendly cheat sheet, click here.

 
Part I—1-25

1. RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles
2. RB Arian Foster, Texans
3. QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers
4. RB Ray Rice, Ravens
5. WR Calvin Johnson, Lions
6. QB Drew Brees, Saints
7. RB Chris Johnson, Titans
8. RB Matt Forte, Bears
9. QB Matthew Stafford, Lions
10. QB Tom Brady, Patriots
11. RB Darren McFadden, Raiders
12. TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
13. RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars
14. RB Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
15. QB Cam Newton, Panthers
16. RB Fred Jackson, Bills
17. WR Wes Welker, Patriots
18. RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
19. WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
20. RB Steven Jackson, Rams
21. WR Roddy White, Falcons
22. TE Jimmy Graham, Saints
23. WR Andre Johnson, Texans
24. WR Victor Cruz, Giants
25. RB Michael Turner, Falcons

 

Part II—26-50

26. RB Frank Gore, 49ers
27. RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants
28. WR Julio Jones, Falcons
29. QB Eli Manning, Giants
30. RB DeMarco Murray, Cowboys
31. WR Greg Jennings, Packers
32. WR Jordy Nelson, Packers
33. RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings
34. WR Mike Wallace, Steelers
35. WR A.J. Green, Bengals
36. WR Brandon Marshall, Bears
37. RB Darren Sproles, Saints
38. RB Shonn Greene, Jets
39. WR Steve Smith, Panthers
40. TE Vernon Davis, 49ers
41. WR Dwyane Bowe, Chiefs
42. QB Michael Vick, Eagles
43. RB Ryan Mathews, Chargers
44. QB Peyton Manning, Broncos
45. WR Hakeem Nicks, Giants
46. QB Matt Ryan, Falcons
47. TE Aaron Hernandez, Patriots
48. QB Tony Romo, Cowboys
49. WR Marques Colston, Saints
50. TE Antonio Gates, Chargers 

 

Part III—51-75

51. WR Percy Harvin, Vikings
52. RB Trent Richardson, Browns
53. WR Jeremy Maclin, Eagles
54. QB Philip Rivers, Chargers
55. TE Jermichael Finley, Packers
56. WR Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers
57. RB Reggie Bush, Dolphins
58. QB Matt Schaub, Texans
59. RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals
60. RB Doug Martin, Buccaneers
61. WR Dez Bryant, Cowboys
62. WR Miles Austin, Cowboys
63. RB Beanie Wells, Cardinals
64. RB Isaac Redman, Steelers
65. RB C.J. Spiller, Bills
66. RB Jonathan Stewart, Panthers
67. TE Fred Davis, Redskins
68. RB Willis McGahee, Broncos
69. WR Steve Johnson, Bills
70. RB Stevan Ridley, Patriots
71. QB Jay Cutler, Bears
72. RB Roy Helu, Redskins
73. WR DeSean Jackson, Eagles
74. QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
75. TE Brandon Pettigrew, Lions 

 

Part IV—76-100

76. QB Carson Palmer, Raiders
77. WR Reggie Wayne, Colts
78. RB DeAngelo Williams, Panthers
79. WR Eric Decker, Broncos
80. TE Tony Gonzalez, Falcons
81. WR Demaryius Thomas, Broncos
82. WR Torrey Smith, Ravens
83. TE Jason Witten, Cowboys
84. WR Antonio Brown, Steelers
85. QB Robert Griffin III, Redskins
86. RB Michael Bush, Bears
87. WR Kenny Britt, Titans
88. RB Toby Gerhart, Vikings
89. RB Donald Brown, Colts
90. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders
91. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills
92. RB Cedric Benson, Packers
93. WR Pierre Garcon, Redskins
94. RB Peyton Hillis, Chiefs
95. WR Nate Washington, Titans
96. TE Brent Celek, Eagles
97. RB Mikel Leshoure, Lions
98. QB Andrew Luck, Colts
99. WR Malcom Floyd, Chargers
100. RB Ben Tate, Texans 

 

Part V—101-125

101. WR Santonio Holmes, Jets
102. WR Brandon Lloyd, Patriots
103. RB Mark Ingram, Saints
104. QB Andy Dalton, Bengals
105. RB Rashad Jennings, Jaguars
106. WR Michael Crabtree, 49ers
107. QB Josh Freeman, Buccaneers
108. D/ST San Francisco 49ers
109. QB Joe Flacco, Ravens
110. RB Kevin Smith, Lions
111. WR Titus Young, Lions
112. WR Justin Blackmon, Jaguars
113. QB Mark Sanchez, Jets
114. TE Dustin Keller, Jets
115. WR Mike Williams, Buccaneers
116. D/ST Chicago Bears
117. RB Evan Royster, Redskins
118. RB Tim Hightower, Redskins
119. QB Alex Smith, 49ers
120. D/ST Green Bay Packers
121. WR Denarius Moore, Raiders
122. QB Sam Bradford, Rams
123. QB Matt Cassel, Chiefs
124. D/ST Pittsburgh Steelers
125. WR Sidney Rice, Seahawks 

 

Part VI—126-150

126. RB David Wilson, Giants
127. RB Alfred Morris, Redskins
128. WR Laurent Robinson, Jaguars
129. TE Jermaine Gresham, Bengals
130. RB Isaiah Pead, Rams
131. RB Robert Turbin, Seahawks
132. QB Christian Ponder, Vikings
133. WR Greg Little, Browns
134. TE Jacob Tamme, Broncos
135. RB Ryan Williams, Cardinals
136. WR Anquan Boldin, Ravens
137. D/ST Baltimore Ravens
138. TE Jared Cook, Titans
139. WR Robert Meachem, Chargers
140. QB Jake Locker, Titans
141. D/ST Philadelphia Eagles
142. WR Mario Manningham, 49ers
143. D/ST Green Bay Packers
144. RB Felix Jones, Cowboys
145. WR Jonathan Baldwin, Chiefs
146. K David Akers, 49ers
147. RB Kendall Hunter, 49ers
148. K Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders
149. RB Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers
150. RB Montario Hardesty, Browns


Jay Clemons
can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.

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