- Quarterback: QB
- Running back: RB
- Wide Receiver: WR
- Tight End: TE
70. Mike Williams, WR, TB
After struggling in 2011, Williams bounced back in 2012 and really benefited from having Vincent Jackson as the primary receiver. Williams did a fantastic job using his body to make tough catches and was able to pull down a few for touchdowns. Quarterback Josh Freeman looks for him a ton in the red zone and that will continue this year. Next to Jackson and second-year back Doug Martin, Williams is the most critical factor to Freeman's success.
69. Mark Ingram, RB, NO
Ingram got the most carries last season, but that doesn't make much of a difference as this is a pretty messy running back-by-committee situation. I expect Ingram to get more touches this year as he takes some of the workload off Pierre Thomas. Ingram is also what passes for a goal line back in this group, for what little that's worth. Ultimately, he will get enough yards to function as a No. 2 running back for a fantasy team, or a flex spot player.
68. Steve Smith, WR, CAR
Two years of Cam Newton have really agreed with Smith, who has ripped off two 1,100-plus yard seasons since Newton arrived. His touchdowns remain low, not shocking given the overall struggles of the offense, but that's fine. Smith simply keeps on catching balls thrown his way and there are a lot of them. Smith has been the most targeted receiver in this offense for a long time; the last two years he has seen 267 passes thrown his way—far more than anyone else on the team. Expect that to continue. He'll get a ton of yards and any touchdowns will just be gravy.
67. Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
After three great seasons as the top back in Pittsburgh, Mendenhall spent most of 2012 hurt and was replaced in the end. He landed in Arizona where injury-prone backs tend to congregate. Mendenhall will have to overcome Ryan Williams as well as two rookies (Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor, a personal favorite of mine) to hold onto the starting job. If he does, you have to keep his injuries in mind, but he can be a very effective and tough runner who will get the hard yards. Still, with the number of backs in town, Mendenhall will probably have a very short leash.
66. Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
As with Desean Jackson, how Maclin is used by new head coach Chip Kelly's offense will be interesting to watch. Looking at Maclin's career thus far, it seems as if he has plateaued, not quite able to break the 1,000 mark so far. Now he's in a contract year and has to prove himself. Some of Maclin's issues were certainly related to play-calling and the play of the quarterback position, but Maclin himself has to find a way to adjust and deliver on all that promise. That said, I fully expect Kelly and the Eagles to find ways to take advantage of Maclin's dynamic skill set and get him the ball early and often.
65. Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
Johnson has had three straight 1,000 yard seasons—really impressive considering how bad the quarterback play has been and the complete lack of talent across from him. The Bills have addressed both needs, or so they hope. They brought in Kevin Kolb and drafted EJ Manuel in the hopes of finally finding consistent play under center. They also drafted Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin to pull the secondary off Johnson and give him room to move. If that happens, the decreasing touchdown numbers should rise back up. At the very least, you will certainly get another 1,000-yard season out of Johnson.
64. Danny Amendola, WR, NE
In a point per reception league, I'd see Amendola higher on this list, but for a plain old regular fantasy league, I'm less excited. That's not to say I think he'll do poorly, but it's the difference of a good 80 or 90 catches worth of points. Still, Amendola will replace Wes Welker as Tom Brady's safety net and should see north of 1,000 yards. Less certain are his touchdowns. More than likely they will go to the backfield or the tight ends, though if the injury issues continue there, Amendola will see his chances rise. The other issue is Amendola's propensity for injury, particularly freaky ones like the collarbone dislocation last season. He has the ability, but it won't do anyone any good if he can't stay on the field.
63. Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
Stewart had injury issues last season and still has to contend with DeAngelo Williams stealing carries. Oh, and Cam Newton, who led the team in rushing yards last season. The team may throttle back Newton's running efforts, but I still expect him to get the bulk of them. Stewart has the ability to be a top fantasy running back, but with so many different hands reaching for the ball, his ceiling is way lower than it should be.
62. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
The Steelers are trying to fix the offensive line, get a decent run game together and overcome the loss of Mike Wallace. Roethlisberger still has Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders to throw to, as well as rookie Marcus Wheaton. The big question is whether "Big Ben" can get more comfortable in offensive coordinator Todd Haley's offense, which is filled with short passes that aren't Roethlisberger's cup of tea. Expect him to adjust and find a way to utilize the receivers and new running back Le'Veon Bell as well.
61. Justin Blackmon, WR, JAX
It seems to me as if Blackmon might have just had what the staff at Footballguys calls a "career near-death experience." That's when a player does something stupid (sometimes for the third or fourth time) and realizes that their career can end pretty much any time. They start to become more trouble than they are worth. Blackmon had a decent rookie year once he got going, but is suspended for four games this year due to his second DUI in as many years. That leaves 12 games to put together a positive season, something he is more than capable of. I believe in Blackmon and his ability to get his act together, though not much further up from here.