Fantasy Football: Re-Ranking the Top 5 Players at Each Position

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Fantasy Football: Re-Ranking the Top 5 Players at Each Position
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Drew Brees and Cam Newton have posted elite fantasy numbers this season.

The end of a fantasy draft is often a time for shenanigans. Sure, you may have an eye on that sleeper that only you know about (in which case, you're probably digging too deep), but how do you select your kicker or sixth running back? In times like this, someone with a catchy nickname like "The Blair Walsh Project" might make it onto your roster instead of Jay Feely.

But, as seems the case every season, a couple players have emerged from those obscure depths to decide myriad fantasy seasons. Knowshown Moreno and Jordan Cameron were merely late-round fliers in most leagues, but their owners have reaped an enormous return on their investment.

Extracting value out of late-round picks is nearly as important as having your foundational studs meet expectations (sorry, Ray Rice owners). With the fantasy regular-season nearly complete, you are probably either gearing up for the playoffs or ruing your missteps. 

But before the fantasy season winds down, it's helpful to look back and see who bucked expectations the most. By examining the top-five scorers at each position, we can see that for every Adrian Peterson who fulfilled preseason prognostications, a Josh Gordon emerged from the late rounds to tip the scales.

 

*All point and draft position info based on ESPN standard fantasy leagues, and all stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.

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