2010 Fantasy Football Rankings (Top 16)

James Hatfield Correspondent IIIJuly 13, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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I am going to be going through my top 16 players of 2010, so you know who to draft with your first round pick of 2010.

1. Adrian Peterson

That's right, No. 1 is not Chris Johnson. AP is the face of consistency, and I need some guarantees in my life.  I can, without a doubt in my mind, guarantee that AP is going to produce, and you won't be disappointed with an AP pick.  1,800+ combined yards and 15+ TD's in 2010.

2. Chris Johnson

Actually, I am worried that Chris Johnson doesn't get his contract done so he may miss a game; even if he does get paid, this may take away a bit of his hunger.  Part of his laser focus was to get paid.  He should get combined 1,800+ yards but his 12+ TD's are not going to be as many as AP, so hence No. 2 in 2010.

3. Maurice Jones-Drew 

MJD will not have as many combined yards as Chris Johnson, but should outproduce Johnson in the TD department, so if you are in a TD-only league I would rather have MJD over Johnson.  Expect 1,500+ yards and 15+ TD's in 2010.

4. Ray Rice

The reason not to like Ray Rice is the lack of TD production, and that won't change in 2010 as Rice just won't give you the TD's.  Solid PPR pick, but in TD-only leagues, look elsewhere with your No. 1 pick.  Expect 1,800+ yards and 5+ TDs.

5. Andre Johnson

Easily will put up 1,500+ yards and double-digit TD's in 2010, so he is a better pick in TD-only leagues than Ray Rice and even Chris Johnson.  Andre is a reliable beast and I love the pick with your first of 2010.

6. Reggie Wayne

Mr. Consistent won't hesitate to show us 1,200+ yards and double-digit TD's.  Love the consistency—you know what you are going to get with Reggie in 2010.  No one will laugh at you when you pick Wayne, and that's all I care about in drafts; don't get laughed at, then win the championship.

7. Larry Fitzgerald

I know Matt Leinart is the new QB, which will hurt Larry, but Fitz will get his TD's in 2010—and you can expect in the double digits. The question is how many yards? 1,000+ is safe and that puts him under Wayne and Andre for 2010.

8. Calvin Johnson

Calvin has the upside in 2010, and hopefully he won't be double covered all the time. I like him a lot in PPR leagues to bust over 1,200+ yards, but will have a hard time getting his double-digit TD's and probably won't.

9. Brandon Marshall

The only question is how well can Henne do?  I like Marhall's upside and that is why he is No. 9 on the list.  Should give us 1,000+ yards and near double-digit TD's, so in TD-only leagues I would take him over Calvin.

10. Aaron Rodgers

Game time this year with Rodgers, extremely talented and will deliver 4,000+ yards and 30 TD's.  Enjoy!

11. Randy Moss

Mr. Randy Moss is solid and consistent.  There really isn't much to say, but chalk up 1,000+ yards and double-digit TD's.  Right up there with the best WR's of 2010.

12. Roddy White

Roddy White gets it done son; he will get the 1,000+ yards, but not going over double-digit TD's again this year.  He is worthy of a round one pick and I wouldn't hesitate to grab him for my fantasy football squad.

13. Greg Jennings

Donald Driver may or may not play all of 2010, but Jennings should give us the money this year and pay off with 1,000+ yards and near double-digit TD's.  Jennings is a safe pick.

14. Steven Jackson

He plays on a team that doesn't win football games, but he will get used.  He is injury prone but if he can remain healthy all year he is a top tier RB.  He is a yardage monster, he will get 1,800+ yards, but will stay around 5+ TD's, so that's is why he is at No. 14 overall for TD's only.  His upside makes him a solid pick in 2010, and some could argue that he is a top five overall pick.

15. Frank Gore

Lower yardage than an SJax but will give you the TD's, so in a TD-only league go for Gore over SJax.  Expecting 1,000+ yards and double-digit TD's.  He is lower for me on this list for his injury concerns, as he finds a way to injure himself every single year.

16. Drew Brees

One could argue that he is a better QB in 2010 than Rodgers, and I would have a hard time disagreeing.  Anyone else worried about him being on the cover of Madden in 2010?  4,000+ yards and 30 TD's in 2010 and he gives Rodgers a run for his money for sure, it's pretty much a tie.

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