Yes you can rejoice. I am providing a part of my 2013 rankings as we hit the midway point of the preseason. 15 of each position to be exact. Drafts will be ramping up this week so I wanted to give you guys a little bit of help. These rankings are based on a PPR format that provides 6 points for ALL TDs. I mean they are worth 6 points in the NFL right? I’ll never understand the whole 4 points for Passing TDs. Anyway….
1. Drew Brees- 40 TDs and 5,000 passing without even thinking about it.
2. Aaron Rodgers- He is the most consistent QB you can find.
3. Peyton Manning- 2nd most consistent with a slightly weaker arm.
4. Tom Brady- I don’t care if he has rookie WRs. He will light it up.
5. Matt Ryan- All I have to say is Julio, Roddy, Gonzo and S-Jax.
6. Cam Newton- 62 TDs in his first 2 seasons.
7. Colin Kaepernick- If he stays healthy, he could finish #1 amongst all QBs. IF…
8. Matt Stafford- He still has a guy named Negatron to throw to.
9. Andrew Luck- Scored 28 TDs in his rookie season, throwing primarily to rookie receivers.
10. Robert Griffin III- There won’t be as many called rushing attempts, but I think the allow him to throw downfield more.
11. Russell Wilson- Still a run heavy offense which keeps him out of my top 10.
12. Tony Romo- A very good fantasy quarterback. Not a good “real life” quarterback. Does that make sense?
13. Michael Vick- This is not the homer in me. The Chip Kelly system is better suited for Vick, plus there is a better O-line now.
14. Andy Dalton- Big step for Dalton this season. Green, Gio, Eiffert and Sanu should win the AFC North.
15. Sam Bradford- Best receiving corps he has ever had and it’s the first time his offensive system stayed the same.
1. Doug Martin- Last year was the tip of the iceberg.
2. Ray Rice- Lil Ray could approach 90 receptions this season.
3. Adrian Peterson- He won’t repeat last season, but he’ll get over 15 TDs
4. LeSean McCoy- Chip Kelly’s offense is a RBs dream
5. Jamaal Charles- Some injury concern but Alex Smith LOVES to check down.
6. Trent Richardson- This is probably the best Browns offense we have seen in a decade. Trent will get 330 touches.
7. CJ Spiller- The coach literally said they are going to give him the ball “until he throws up”. Nothing else has to be said
8. Marshawn- He will chew up yards on the ground. PPR deficiency bumps him down some.
9. Arian Foster- If you draft Foster, make sure you go grab Ben Tate real early. Foster may not make it week 1.
10. Matt Forte- PPR monster and is now getting goal line carries.
11. Alfred Morris- In another week I might be moving Alfred up into the top 8. Word is he will be ‘vital’ in the passing game.
12. Darren Sproles- Avgs 70 yards from scrimmage, 5 catches per game and .53 TDs per game= 12-17 points per game…
13. Reggie Bush- The Lions threw the ball to RBs 120 times last season. That number WILL go up.
14. Stevan Ridley- Quietly ran for 1,263 yards and 12 TDs last season. Offers nothing in the receiving game though.
15. Maurice Jones-Drew- I’m going to regret ranking him this low, but if his legs hold up he will finish in the top 10 in PPR.
1. Calvin Johnson- The dudes name is Megatron. Need I say more?
2. A.J. Green- A better all-around offense should benefit Green immensely.
3. Dez Bryant- I hate to rank a cowboy this high, but he is the truth.
4. Brandon Marshall- Jay Cutler forces passes. They are usually thrown to Marshall and can climb to as many as 20 per game.
5. Demaryius Thomas- He’s got ridiculous talent and Peyton. Recipe for success.
6. Julio Jones- Jones is the best athlete on the field, but his ceiling is limited with other stars on the field.
7. Larry Fitzgerald- After a disappointing 2012, look for a big bounce back year now that Palmer is throwing him the ball.
8. Danny Amendola-
Could Will be the new Wes Welker in New England. Slight injury concern, but he could go over 110 catches in 2013.
9. Randall Cobb- I was thinking of moving him up another spot or two, but this is about right. 100 catches is very possible.
10. Andre Johnson- Slightly down on Andre as he is a step slower.
11. Roddy White- For whatever reason, owners are down on Roddy this year. Not sure why.
12. Victor Cruz- You will see a lot of salsa dancing with Cruz now that his contract his settled.
13. Vincent Jackson- Not a volume guy, but should be a vulture in the end zone.
14. Antonio Brown- With Wallace out-of-town, Brown will soak up that lost production.
15. Dwayne Bowe- Say what you will about Andy Reid, but he likes to throw the ball. Alex Smith is also the best QB that Bowe has ever had.
1. Jimmy Graham- Contract year. Brees. Sean Payton.
2. Tony Gonzalez- You better believe it that Tony wants to go out with a bang.
3. Jason Witten- PPR monster, but lacks TDs.
4. Greg Olsen- Something tells me that Cam is going to lean on Olsen frequently.
5. Antonio Gates- Oldie, but a goodie. Plus, who else is Rivers going to throw the ball to?
6. Jermichael Finley- Contract year. Healthy. Rodgers. Lots to like here.
7. Rob Gronkowski- Until I know for sure that he is not on that PUP list, I am ranking towards the bottom.
8. Vernon Davis- I refuse to believe the hype of his preseason. Bit me in the past.
9. Owen Daniels- Another guy in a contract year. Good for 60/800/7
10. Jordan Cameron- Breakout TE of the season. I don’t care that he plays in Cleveland.
11. Kyle Rudolph- Great TE, but APETE gets on the carries inside the 10. Rudolph won’t see many red zone targets this year.
12. Juilus Thomas- SLEEPER of the year. Thomas has a great shot to be the TE for Peyton Manning offense.
13. Fred Davis- Was a top 10 TE a year ago. Bounce back candidate this year.
14. Jared Cook- Could be dangerous now that he has a good QB.
15. Coby Fleener- I’m expecting Fleener to approach 65/750/5, but weird injuries are scaring me away.