The Best Fantasy Football Player at Every Position

Matt LeirdahlContributor IIINovember 21, 2011

The Best Fantasy Football Player at Every Position

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    A really good fantasy football player like Aaron Rodgers or Wes Welker can make or break a fantasy football team. 

    Now that the fantasy football season is winding down, it is time to start evaluating who has been good and who has been disappointing.

    2011 has been as full of surprises as disappointments, and many of the players that are now considered the best were not even on the radar at the beginning of the season.

    Here are the best fantasy football players at each position. 

Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers

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    Week in and week out, the most consistent quarterback in fantasy football is Aaron Rodgers.

    What can't he do?

    He has thrown at least two touchdowns in each of the Green Bay Packers' games this season. Not to mention, he has thrown for at least 247 yards in each of those games. 

    He has not thrown more than one interception in a game all season. 

    If most fantasy football owners could draft all over again, Aaron Rodgers would be No. 1. 

Running Back: LeSean McCoy

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    Coming into the season, LeSean McCoy would have never been thought of as the best fantasy football running back in the league. 

    However, right now he is. 

    With running backs like Jamaal Charles going down to injury and Chris Johnson not performing, someone had to fill the void.

    McCoy has done so.

    He has 12 touchdowns this season and has run for over 100 yards in four different games. 

    This is all while playing for one of the most disappointing teams in the league, the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Wide Receiver: Wes Welker

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    When someone thinks of Wes Welker, a few words come to mind: strong, steady and reliable. 

    In each of the New England Patriots games this season, Welker has had at least five receptions. Perfect for anyone in a points-per-reception league. 

    Not to mention, he has six touchdowns this season and has had more than 100 receiving yards in five games. 

    In one of the games, he even had more than 200 receiving yards. 

    Welker may not be as flashy as Calvin Johnson, but he puts up big numbers each week. Even against players like Darrelle Revis. 

Tight End: Jimmy Graham

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    A good tight end will put any fantasy football team over the top. He can put up numbers as good as any wide receiver. 

    The best is no doubt Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints. 

    He seems to be Drew Brees' favorite target. In each game this season, Graham has at least four receptions—something very rare for a Saints receiver.

    He also puts up 87.3 yards per game and has scored six touchdowns this season. 

    He is a force to be reckoned with. 

Kicker: Dan Bailey

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    Playing for a good team has many perks. The best is, no doubt, scoring chances. 

    Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey has had plenty of them. 

    This season, Bailey has had 24 field goal attempts, and he has only missed one. He is also 22-for-22 in extra point attempts. 

    Bailey is the most dependable kicker for any fantasy football owner. 

Defense: Baltimore Ravens

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    It is very difficult for a defense to be consistent in fantasy football, but the Baltimore Ravens have found a way to do so. 

    They give up an average of 17.6 points per game and 304.5 total yards per game.

    Not to mention, they have four defensive touchdowns this season.