Updated: 2009 Top 100 Fantasy Football Rankings, Standard and PPR

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Updated: 2009 Top 100 Fantasy Football Rankings, Standard and PPR
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Michael Turner

We are down to the last week of the preseason, so it seems like a good time to update our Top 100 Fantasy Football Rankings for the 2009 Season for standard leagues and PPR leagues. Positional battles are starting to play themselves out, and some sleepers have already gone bust while others have parked themselves on our mental back-burners.

Guys like Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Royal are moving up (in my opinion). Schmoes like Brandon Marshall are moving down, and preseason surprises like Chris Henry are leaping into the top 100.

How many of the players listed in our top 20 are likely to be there come seasons end, and which of those we may have overlooked will vault into fantasy glory, such as Steve Slaton did in 2008? Of course if we knew that, we wouldn’t need rankings!

These rankings are based on 10-12 team leagues and traditional and PPR scoring.

  Standard League   PPR League
1 Adrian Peterson, MIN   Maurice Jones-Drew
2 Michael Turner, ATL   Matt Forte
3 Maurice Jones-Drew, JAX   Adrian Peterson
4 Matt Forte, CHI   LaDainian Tomlinson
5 Steven Jackson, STL injured Always an injury risk.injured Steven Jackson
6 Chris Johnson, TEN   Michael Turner
7 DeAngelo Williams, CAR   Larry Fitzgerald
8 Larry Fitzgerald, ARI   Andre Johnson
9 Randy Moss, NEP   Frank Gore
10 LaDainian Tomlinson, SD   Chris Johnson
11 Andre Johnson, HOU   Steve Slaton
12 Dree Brees, NO < The elite QB in any format > Drew Brees
12 Frank Gore, SF   DeAngelo Williams
14 Brandon Jacobs, NYG   Randy Moss
15 Tom Brady, NEP   Tom Brady
16 Steve Slaton, HOU injured Brian Westbrook
17 Marion Barber, DAL < Should have a solid campaign > Marion Barber
18 Peyton Manning, IND   Calvin Johnson
19 Brian Westbrook, PHI   Kevin Smith
20 Calvin Johnson, DET   Brandon Jacobs
21 Kevin Smith, DET   Steve Smith
22 Aaron Rodgers, GB expnt Will perform like >>>>>>>>>>>>> Peyton Manning
23 Steve Smith, CAR   Reggie Wayne
24 Anquan Boldin, ARI   Greg Jennings
25 Greg Jennings, GB   Anquan Boldin
26 Reggie Wayne, IND   Aaron Rodgers
27 Roddy White, ATL   Roddy White
28 Pierre Thomas, NO   Wes Welker
29 Ryan Grant, GB   Marques Colston
30 Clinton Portis, WAS   Pierre Thomas
31 Ronnie Brown, MIA   Ryan Grant
32 Philip Rivers, SD   Terrell Owens
33 Marques Colston, NO   Dwayne Bowe
34 Wes Welker, NEP   Philip Rivers
35 Dwayne Bowe, KC   Clinton Portis
36 Terrell Owens, BUF greenupicon >>>>I am all over>>>> Eddie Royal
37 Eddie Royal, DEN greenupicon T.J. Houshmandzadeh
38 T.J. Houshmandzadeh, SEA   Ronnie Brown
39 Marshawn Lynch, BUF   Roy E. Williams
40 Roy E. Williams, DAL   Chad Ochocinco
41 Chad Ochocinco, CIN   Marshawn Lynch
42 Lendale White, TEN << Brandon Marshall
43 Brandon Marshall, DEN reddownicon His own worst enemy<<<< Derrick Ward
44 Tony Romo, DAL   Braylon Edwards
45 Darren McFadden, OAK   Tony Romo
46 Race Rice, BAL   Ray Rice
47 Braylon Edwards, CLE injured Kurt Warner
48 Kurt Warner, ARI   Darren McFadden
49 Derrick Ward, TB   Vincent Jackson
50 Vincent Jackson, SD   Jason Witten
51 Jason Witten, DAL   Dallas Clark
52 Thomas Jones, NYJ   Joseph Addai
53 Dallas Clark, IND   Anthony Gonzalez
54 Joseph Addai, IND   Thomas Jones
55 Antonio Gates, SD   Antonio Gates
56 Larry Johnson, KC   DeSean Jackson
57 Greg Olsen, CHI Value You can get him later than this Value Greg Olsen
58 DeSean Jackson, PHI Not as many receptions in Atlanta>>> Tony Gonzalez
59 Tony Gonzalez, ATL   Reggie Bush
60 Jamal Lewis, CLE << Donovan McNabb
61 Santonio Holmes, PIT   Santonio Holmes
62 Anthony Gonzalez, IND   Hines Ward
63 Antonio Bryant, TB   Larry Johnson
64 Donovan McNabb, PHI   Matt Schaub
65 Owen Daniels, HOU   Jay Cutler
66 Hines Ward, PIT   Willie Parker
67 Matt Schaub, HOU   Antonio Bryant
68 Kellen Winslow, TB   Lee Evans
69 Lee Evans, BUF >>Favre signing has him moving up greenupicon Bernard Berrian
70 Matt Ryan, ATL   Santana Moss
71 Bernard Berrian, MIN   Matt Ryan
72 Kevin Walter, HOU <<<<>>>> Kevin Walter
73 Knowshon Moreno, DEN r injured> Knowshon Moreno
74 Cedric Benson, CIN <<<>>> Cedric Benson, CIN
75 Reggie Bush, NO   Chris Cooley, WAS
76 Pittsburgh Steelers << Too high for any defense Owen Daniels, HOU
77 Jay Cutler, CHI   Devin Hester
78 Willie Parker, PIT   Pittsburgh Steelers
79 Devin Hester, CHI   Steve Breaston
80 NY Giants << See Steelers Donald Driver, GB
81 Beanie Wells, ARI Q Finally healthy & ready to shineQ Beanie Wells
82 Chris Cooley, WAS   Leon Washington, NYJ
83 Carson Palmer, CIN   Carson Palmer
84 Owen Daniels, HOU   Derrick Mason
85 Jericho Cotchery, NYJ   Jericho Cotchery
86 Santana Moss, WAS   Donnie Avery
87 Donald Brown, IND >>I’m buying the hype this yearexpnt>> Chris Henry
88 Jonathon Stewart, CAR   Jonathon Stewart
89 Donnie Avery, STL   NY Giants
90 Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG   Ahmad Bradshaw
91 Darren Sproles, SD   Darren Sproles
92 Chris Henry, CIN   Ted Ginn, Jr., MIA
93 Donald Driver, GB r Percy Harvin
94 Felix Jones, DAL   Felix Jones
95 LeSean McCoy, PHI r LeSean McCoy
96 Steve Breaston, ARI   Dominik Hixon
97 Lance Moore, NO   Lance Moore
98 Earnest Graham, TB   Earnest Graham
99 Derrick Mason, BAL r Donald Brown
100 Percy Harvin, MIN   Josh Morgan, SF

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