Top 10 Players at Every Fantasy Position for 2015

Russell_Wilson_vs_Vikings,_November_4,_2012I’ve been playing Fantasy Football for 10 years now, and if there’s one thing I know it’s value. Whether or not you get that value during your draft is all about careful consideration of each of the players beforehand. Oh yes, and a little luck too. Before you get to the draft room be sure you have a firm grasp on who the top players at each position are, and how much you’d be reaching if you grabbed someone lower too early.

There are two big issues you need to be wary of before drafting:

  1. Perceived position
  2. Previous position

Perceived position means that players who are unproven shouldn’t be ranked as highly as those who are a known commodity. It doesn’t mean that Marcus Mariota should be ranked lower than Jimmy Clausen, but it does mean that draft position shouldn’t be inflated based on potential. The same idea holds true in reverse for those players who have been in rareified air before but who no longer occupy that space. Don’t draft based on history, only on what their potential is for the upcoming season.

Here are my Top 10 Players at Every Fantasy Position (2015 Edition):

Quarterback

  1. Aaron Rodgers
  2. Andrew Luck
  3. Peyton Manning
  4. Russell Wilson
  5. Ben Roethlisberger
  6. Tony Romo
  7. Drew Brees
  8. Matt Ryan
  9. Matthew Stafford
  10. Cam Newton

Running Back

  1. Jamaal Charles
  2. Eddie Lacy
  3. Adrian Peterson
  4. Marshawn Lynch
  5. Le’Veon Bell
  6. C.J. Anderson
  7. DeMarco Murray
  8. LeSean McCoy
  9. Matt Forte
  10. Jeremy Hill

Wide Receiver

  1. Antonio Brown
  2. Demaryius Thomas
  3. Dez Bryant
  4. Jordy Nelson
  5. Calvin Johnson
  6. Odell Beckham, Jr.
  7. A.J. Green
  8. Mike Evans
  9. Julio Jones
  10. Alshon Jeffery
  11. Randall Cobb

Tight End

  1. Rob Gronkowski
  2. Jimmy Graham
  3. Martellus Bennett
  4. Greg Olsen
  5. Travis Kelce
  6. Julius Thomas
  7. Jordan Cameron
  8. Jason Witten
  9. Dwayne Allen
  10. Zach Ertz

Defense/Special Teams

  1. Seattle Seahawks
  2. Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Buffalo Bills
  4. Houston Texans
  5. Carolina Panthers
  6. New York Jets
  7. Arizona Cardinals
  8. Philadelphia Eagles
  9. Cincinnati Bengals
  10. St. Louis Rams

Kicker

  1. Mason Crosby
  2. Justin Turner
  3. Stephen Gostkowski
  4. Connor Barth
  5. Chandler Catanzaro
  6. Cody Parkey
  7. Matt Bryant
  8. Adam Vinatieri
  9. Dan Carpenter
  10. Steven Hauschka

Top Rookies (in no particular order)

  • Melvin Gordon
  • Amari Cooper
  • Todd Gurley
  • Nelson Agholor
  • T.J. Yeldon
  • Ameer Abdullah

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