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The Rotobahn 500

The Rotobahn 500

Our top 500 players (Updated 9/2 at 7pm)
By: Pete Davidson : August 19, 2014 8:44pm

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Welcome to the Rotobahn 500. You might think this is an absurdly long list of players. In truth, this is actually a reduction to some degree, because there are a lot more skill players out there than we’ve got listed. These are the 500 most relevant fantasy options by my math. It’s the bulk of the player universe I use to make our rankings and cheat sheets. If you’re feeling saucy, you can download it at the bottom of the page and create your own personal masterpiece cheat sheet or rankings list.

I will be updating these rankings and the cheat sheets just about every day as the facts and situations change in training camps. For those who’ve been paying attention, we’ve been growing the pool every few weeks, and I am starting to feel good about where we’re at. I’ll be introducing the Rotobahn Draft Plan in a couple of days. We’ll take a look at each position and how we want to draft it for maximum overall performance.

I’ll also have two new article on WEEI.COM this week. We’ll also have a new podcast and the third installment of the WEEI 93.7 Fantasy Football Hour with my co-host, Jim Hackett.

I use both general ADP (combined from all the major sites) and MFL ADP in the 500, but you should always check the most recent ADP data on your league’s site. You’ll find links to all the major sites below and alos in The Rotobahn.

Rank Pos Rank PLAYER POS TEAM BYE ADP MFL ADP THE SKINNY
1 1 LeSean McCoy RB PHI 7 1 1 Like with Jamaal Charles, we’ve seen how good LsSean is in a new system, and we expect HC Chip Kelly to continue featuring the mercurial back. And, as with Charles, we also expect a slight down tick in playing time. The addition of Darren Sproles should allow them to rest McCoy a little bit more than they could in 2013. McCoy is still elite … even with a slight reduction in snaps. He’s a stud talent in a dynamite offense and he looks like he’s got the best situation amongst the top three backs.
2 2 Jamaal Charles RB KC 6 2 2 There’s no reason to doubt him in year two of the Andy Reid Era. He’s healthy and we’ve already seen him dominate in the new system. He could lose a little bit of volume as they increase Knile Davis’ role and the Chiefs’ OL has some issues, but he’ll still be elite.
3 3 Adrian Peterson RB MIN 10 3 3 If you play in performance (standard or non-PPR) scoring, then AP is a very reasonable choice at the top of the draft. If you want to go with Charles or McCoy, that is completely reasonable. We project all three to post similar elite numbers in standard leagues. We bump AP back a bit in PPR formats. The future HOF RB will be great in Norv Turner’s offense.
4 4 Eddie Lacy RB GB 9 5 7 We’ve fully bought into Lacy. With the seeming retirement of Johnathan Franklin, Lacy becomes the obvious best option in all situations. He’ll get rest, but not as much as he’d have gotten with a healthy Franklin behind him. He projects as a fantasy stud in 2014. He’s ahead of Forte in standard scoring.
5 5 Matt Forte RB CHI 9 4 4 The last of the high probability bell-cow guys. Forte is entrenched in a system that plays to his strengths. He’s top five in all scoring formats and perhaps top three in PPR.
6 1 Calvin Johnson WR DET 9 6 5 Megatron makes a good pick anytime after the five elite backs are off the board. Calvin has more help this season with the additions of Golden Tate and Eric Ebron. He’ll be a little harder to double and should continue to dominate statistically. He’s our top receiver in all formats.
7 1 Jimmy Graham TE NO 6 9 9 As long as there are no reports of foot trouble, we like taking Graham very high and locking up one of the bigger differential players in fantasy football. Tight end is not deep with elite talent and Graham stands alone among the elite options that do exist. To me, he becomes a viable selection as soon as the top five backs are off the board.
8 2 Demaryius Thomas WR DEN 4 10 8 The loss of Eric Decker could allow teams to lean even harder on Thomas, but he should still see tons of volume and scoring chances. He’s an elite talent with an elite QB. A no-brainer selection late in round one. Draft Demaryius with confidence.
9 3 Dez Bryant WR DAL 11 13 14 I worry a bit about injury. Dez had back issues last year and he is always willing to put his body on the line to make a play. If there’s a receiver that could out-stat Calvin Johnson this season, it’s Bryant, but he needs to play 16 games to pull it off. If you like those odds, then take him in round one. If not, consider a receiver like AJ Green.
10 4 AJ Green WR CIN 4 15 13 He's a highly stable asset and a high-end talent. The only downgrade would be at QB, but Andy Dalton’s been the guy over the last two seasons and Green’s been an elite option during that time. He’s a very safe option as a WR1. Draft AJ with confidence.
11 6 DeMarco Murray RB DAL 11 12 15 Long time Rotobahn readers know that we’re big fans of Murray’s game and his ability to stay healthy in 2013 was encouraging. What’s also encouraging is the Cowboys’ improving offensive line and a scheme that should really play to Murray’s strengths in the receiving game. The Cowboys’ new OC Scott Linehan is another positive as he’s coached some very productive backs from a fantasy perspective. Murray’s PPR value is even higher than his standard value. I am ok with taking Murray in round one, especially in PPR leagues.
12 5 Julio Jones WR ATL 9 20 17 As long as you can stomach the risk of losing him to another foot injury, you will get one of the highest statistical ceilings in fantasy football by drafting Julio. It’s a play-to-win pick, but you better build some receiving depth just in case.
13 7 Doug Martin RB TB 7 23 24 Martin was always the lead back but the injury to rookie Charles Sims really paves the way to major touch totals. Martin’s an outstanding talent as we’ve said many times and the only thing that keeps him from being pushed even higher in our rankings is his shaky interior line. That said, if you get him in the middle portion of round two, he has some nice upside. Round one production is certainly possible if the offense performs in Tampa. The new addition of OG Logan Mankins adds a little more gas to the fire.
14 6 Brandon Marshall WR CHI 9 19 18 We do envision a bit more spreading of the football this year in Chicago and for a few reasons. The big one is that they want Jay Cutler getting rid of the football and taking fewer big hits. Cutler’s health is crucial to Chicago’s season. The Bears give Cutler great pre-snap advantages with size everywhere and potential mismatches all over the formation plus a reliable target out of the backfield. Marshall will be great and he’ll be a WR1, but he should see a slight drop from his 2013 numbers.
15 8 Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 4 8 12 Age and mileage are becoming issues, and his contract situation clouds his status in 2015. That said, he’s the man and Seattle will run the ball plenty as they always do. While we expect Christine Michael and Robert Turbin to get work, we also expect Lynch to lead the way and get the bulk of the goal line work. He’s still a RB1 option, but I am leaning towards elite receiving options like Dez or Marshall in PPR formats.
16 7 Jordy Nelson WR GB 9 24 22 He's healthy and so is his HOF QB. Nelson is a reliable WR1 as things currently stand. He’s got high-end potential in all the receiving categories. He’s a WR1 in both standard and PPR scoring. Take him a few spots higher and I won’t quibble with you.
17 9 Montee Ball RB DEN 4 16 16 He's young with fresh legs and he’s going to play major snaps behind Peyton Manning. That’s essentially the argument for Montee Ball and I can’t say that I disagree. He showed enough as a rookie to buy into him now that Knowshon Moreno is a Dolphin. This team will move the ball as they did in 2013 and Montee Ball is going to see tons of scoring chances. He’s a very solid RB1 option worthy of an early selection in large leagues. I project Ronnie Hillman to be the best handcuff option for Ball.
18 2 Rob Gronkowski TE NE 10 29 29 We’ve had some good news on Gronk early in camp, and I’m giving him a bump in the rankings. Gronk’s a reasonable selection a few spots earlier than I have him ranked, but understand the risks of taking him there. Start by drawing a quick picture of the body. Now draw some x marks on all the areas that Gronk’s had surgery. Yikes. And, let’s face it, he’s going to keep getting hit by defenses that understand the value of getting him off the field. Ok, now the positive…. Gronk is probably the most valuable TE going when healthy. He’s on par with Jimmy Graham and perhaps even a shade better when you look at how he dominates in the Patriots’ red zone offense. It’s a play-to-win pick with huge downside if you take him in round two or even early in round three.
19 8 Alshon Jeffery WR CHI 9 27 23 How are teams going to stop him? Brandon Marshall draws extra coverage and the Bears have talent all over the formation. Jeffery is going to get his unless he gets hurt. He’s a safe option in the 2nd or 3rd round of any draft.
20 10 Giovani Bernard RB CIN 4 21 19 Gio has been the man in camp and in the games, but I have my doubts about him hogging carries with such a deep group of RBs, most of which outweigh Gio by a lot. He’s a RB1 but not an elite RB1.
21 1 Peyton Manning QB DEN 4 7 6 As our readers know by now, we are not big on drafting QBs early. Late third round is where I start to consider them if there are elite options on the table. Of course, if your league awards 6 points for all touchdowns and a point for every 20 yards, you might consider the elites a little bit sooner. I’m still waiting for the 3rd round, though perhaps earlier in the 3rd. Manning is our first choice, but we can see good arguments for both Rodgers and Brees. I have no qualms with any of them as the first QB off the board.
22 3 Julius Thomas TE DEN 4 28 27 He could become the second weapon in the offense with Decker gone and Welker showing some signs of decline. Newcomers Cody Latimer and Emmanuel Sanders are both potentially productive, but Thomas has the experience with Manning and the system and perhaps the most TD potential on the team. The one concern I have is with his feet. His ankles cost him the bulk of his first few seasons and he missed two games in 2014 with a typical sprain. He’s a very reasonable option in the 3rd round on 12-team drafts and I would not fault you for taking him late in round two if you have enough confidence to draft well late. That’s the thing about taking a TE early. You will need to find some value at RB or WR later on because you pass up on an elite option to take the tight end.
23 9 Randall Cobb WR GB 9 30 31 He's healthy and that’s all we need know. He’s a high-end weapon with a HOF QB slinging him the ball. Look for WR1 caliber production in 12-team leagues and give him a little bump in PPR scoring. He’s got 100 catch potential and he’ll score about ten times too.
24 11 Andre Ellington RB ARI 4 31 33 Ellington leads a big tier of backs ranked near the end of round two for 12-team leagues. The reason he’s out front is because he is so entrenched as the lead back on his team. Arizona should give him ample opportunity in terms of volume, and his OL is going to be significantly improved compared to his rookie season. Remember, the Cards lost OG Jonathan Cooper (7th overall selection) last August. He returns from a broken leg at 100 percent.
25 2 Aaron Rodgers QB GB 9 17 10 He's got a revamped (in a good way) receiving group and a stout ground attack. If the OL holds up, he could be the top QB when all is said and done in 2014. There’s very little chance of him being outside of the top five. Barring another bad injury, Rodgers will reassume his perch among the fantasy elite.
26 10 Antonio Brown WR PIT 12 25 25 He's worth even more in PPR, but we like him in all formats because he’s the one receiving option in Pittsburgh that you know is going work. We like a lot of the young talent in Pitt, but they are young and they have yet to actually do it. Brown is the centerpiece of the passing game and a very stable fantasy option.
27 3 Drew Brees QB NO 6 14 11 I was ready to downgrade ( just a little) Brees this year after seeing some signs of decline last season. Then the Saints went out and drafted Brandin Cooks to more than make up for the loss of Darren Sproles. Brees now has a young trio of offensive weapons in Jimmy Graham, Kenny Stills and Cooks, and he still has a productive Marcus Colston, which adds stability. Brees should post great numbers once again in 2014. He’s in a dead heat with Manning and Rodgers for the top spot based on our numbers, so trust your gut.
28 12 Zac Stacy RB STL 4 26 28 Stacy looks like a ball cow right now, but my concern is that rookie Tre Mason cuts into his role as the season wears on. Zac’s a RB1 to start, but he could be a RB2 by the seasons closing stanza. Right now, Benny Cunningham appears to be the next back up, but again, Mason is a very solid talent carrying the ball.
29 13 Arian Foster RB HOU 10 11 21 Foster is going to go early in most leagues and my advice is to let somebody else take that risk. Foster is high mileage and he has no clear cut handcuff to help you minimize risk in large formats. Jonathan Grimes is the handcuff based on the depth chart, but we worry about Alfred Blue potentially making that a shared backfield or stealing the job entirely. Foster’s a fine back, but will Ryan Fitzpatrick scare defenses enough to give him the kind of room to run that he had when he was dominating? I have my doubts.
30 14 Alfred Morris RB WAS 10 22 26 You can make an argument for taking him a lot higher, but we are very concerned that new HC Jay Gruden will revamp the offense in a way that will reduce the reliance on Morris, who is mediocre as a receiver to put it mildly. He’s a solid RB2 in standard leagues with RB1 upside if Gruden uses him as he’s been used in the past by Mike Shanahan. He’s run well in preseason and they will run enough zone to get him off in the regular season. Just don’t be surprised when the Washington backfield goes committee like a lot of the NFL. No more Shanahan, folks.
31 15 Le’veon Bell RB PIT 12 18 20 I wasn’t all that worried about LeGarrette Blount stealing all the goal line action. That said, the recent DUI and pot bust are potential problems both in terms of a potential suspension and in terms of what the Steelers might do as far as playing time goes. Of course, it’s not like they can promote Blount, who is supposed to be a veteran influence. It’s buyer beware on LeVeon at this point, but you’d be silly to let him drop too far. He’s a very solid option in round three, but he’s not a RB1 at this point.
32 11 Michael Floyd WR ARI 4 62 60 Yes, this is a bold ranking, and you may be able to steal him in the 5th round of many drafts. I just want people to understand how good we think this guy is … and he is ready to bust out in Bruce Arians’ offense. Teams can’t lean on him with Fitz on the other side, and the Cards have strengthened the offense overall this offseason. Good vibes here.
33 12 Keenan Allen WR SD 10 37 34 He's getting a lot of love from early drafts, and deservedly so, but I am somewhat concerned with his schedule which includes two games with an improved Denver D and four games against the oh-so-nasty NFC West. The rest of the news is good for Allen, who showed legit WR1 chops in 2013. He’s the focal point of the San Diego passing attack. Of course, he’ll be the focus of defenses too.
34 16 Ryan Mathews RB SD 10 38 42 Mathews is a back I want to push higher, but there are a few key red flags to be mindful of. First, he’s still a back with an injury history … though he played through pain in 2013 and deserves some credit for that. Second, Danny Woodhead really carved out a role last year and he should get plenty of snaps again in 2014. Third, the Chargers paid decent bucks for Donald Brown and we’re not sure how they plan to use him at this point. Last but not least, Mathews and the Chargers play a pretty nasty schedule this year. The Chargers posted nice numbers going against the NFCE in 2013. They get the NFCW in 2014—starting with Seattle in Week 1. All that said, Mathews played very well in 2013 and we like his chances of posting RB2 numbers in 2014. He’s better in standard scoring.
35 13 Vincent Jackson WR TB 7 33 38 V-Jax is the lone established option in the Bucs’ offense and we expect him to thrive as usual. Teams will actually have a harder time throwing extra coverage at him with a deeper group of skill talent in Tampa this season. Mike Evans will also command respect and Austin Seferian-Jenkins could be a red zone monster. This is all excellent news for the Bucs QBs.
36 17 CJ Spiller RB BUF 9 34 36 It's time to readjust Spiller a bit. Buffalo is probably saving Spiller to some extent with his light preseason usage, but their scheme is bland and imaginative and it starts with the coaches. Nathaniel Hackett is the son of Paul Hackett, one of the most predictable OCs in history. HC Doug Marrone is also a disciple of the elder Hackett. This is a concern given how predictable they were last year and that’s continued so far in the preseason. Spiller’s best days were under HC Chan Gailey’s system back in 2012. They used him far more creatively than he’s been used since Marrone’s arrival. CJ will be better than he was in 2013, because he’ll be healthy, but waiting for him to be unleashed by this offensive coaching staff is looking more and more like a pipe dream. He’s worth more than a lot of part time backs because he’s so explosive, but he gets no breaks apart from his own talent. Weak QB and a weak coaching staff plus a mediocre OL.
37 14 Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4 35 40 I like Fitz as a WR1 or high end WR2 for 2014. He’s healthy and this is the best offense he’s had around him in a long, long while. As long as he can stay healthy, the numbers will be there.
38 15 Andre Johnson WR HOU 10 36 41 He's a huge talent, so I can’t drop him much farther than this, but I worry about his QB situation and the new offense. He’s also at an age where there is risk of decline. I like AJ as a WR2 with WR1 upside.
39 16 Roddy White WR ATL 9 46 50 Throw 2013 out. The guy played hurt all year. Last season is not in any way indicative of what White brings to the table. He lacks the TD potential that he had in his hey day, but Roddy is still going to catch a lot of balls and will see the zone enough to give him solid WR2 value. He gets a small bump in PPR formats.
40 17 Cordarrelle Patterson WR MIN 10 51 44 This is a player I am looking to draft if I can. I’m having trouble saying “no” once I get into the 4th round. It’s a rare situation where I am ok with reaching because we love Patterson’s potential alongside Adrian Peterson in Norv Turner’s offense. Last year’s coaching staff had some trouble using both AP and Patterson at the same time. Once Peterson was banged up, Patterson started going off. Norv Turner will get these two great talents working off of each other’s abilities. It’s not rocket science, folks. I’m willing to be a risk-taker here because I know I can get depth at the position later.
41 4 Jordan Cameron TE CLE 4 59 55 He's a proven playmaker and he’s the clear number one target on his team. I have no qualms about taking Cameron a little ahead of his ADP of 59, as long as you have a well stocked backfield when you pull the trigger. We like him in round five or later in 12-team drafts.
42 18 Pierre Garcon WR WAS 10 40 39 Will he get the same kind of volume in a new offense and with DeSean Jackson in town? Probably not, so we are not banking on a repeat of 2013 for Garcon. That said, he is a fine receiver and has the trust of his QB. We view Pierre as a very desirable WR2 option.
43 18 Reggie Bush RB DET 9 32 35 He’ll be in a time share, but he’ll also be playing in an offense that throws to its backs as it did last year. With a bolstered receiving group, there will be plenty of room to work underneath for Bush and for Joique Bell. Bush has significantly enhanced value in PPR formats and is a reasonable RB2 option in performance scoring.
44 19 Ray Rice RB BAL 11 66 54 Rice got a 2 game suspension … just in case you live under a rock. This is one ugly situation and I’m not sure how it will affect the player’s performance. We strongly doubt that he’s done, but you never know what could happen to his role while he’s out on suspension. If Bernard Pierce goes off, Rice could lose snaps on early downs. He’s a worthy risk at his current ADP, but there’s still a lot to overcome. He’s looked much more agile so far this year. He looks healthy.
45 20 Shane Vereen RB NE 10 63 65 He gets a large bump in PPR leagues, and I’d rank him higher here if he’d EVER given us a good run of health. Vereen has huge upside, but he’s also suffered way too many injuries to trust as a core player. I like him in round five, but I’d go at least a round earlier in PPR, where he could really rack up points.
46 19 Percy Harvin WR SEA 4 52 53 I love Harvin, but he has to prove he can stay healthy. Ankles, hips and migraines lead the list of concerns, and his style of play puts him in harm’s way consistently. He’ll be a big producer as long as he’s out there but I want him as a WR2 and not a WR1.
47 21 Frank Gore RB SF 8 48 51 Gore has started to show signs of age and we are very concerned about how much playing time rookie Carlos Hyde could earn. Hyde is a damn near perfect fit for the 49ers. The coaching staff will love his game and his willingness to block as hard as he runs. Still, until we hear differently, Gore is the starter and should go over 200 carries again in 2014. He's a startable back as long as he's getting the touches. Rostering Hyde in about the 9th round is a very, very good idea for those who choose to rely heavily on Gore.
48 22 Trent Richardson RB IND 10 68 63 T-Rich could move up our board with a strong camp. We are not scared to draft him and we still believe in his considerable talents. His film from 2012 and during his Alabama years is very good. The Colts went all-in on Trent and they almost have no choice but to trot him back out there as their starter in 2014. Then you have to consider the positives of playing with Andrew Luck, who should be able to get Richardson involved as a receiver. He’s a nice value right now with an ADP of 61.
49 20 Torrey Smith WR BAL 11 65 68 He's got some post-hype appeal, and it’s not like the guy’s been disappointing. The only people reasonably disappointed with Smith are those who over-drafted him. We see a player making yearly strides and he should post his finest season to date in 2014. He’s a very nice value at his current ADP of 65, so you won’t necessarily need to draft him where I have him ranked. If you are patient, you can get him in the 6th round of 12-team leagues. For those in PPR, I think you can expect 70 plus receptions this season and an increase in touchdowns. He’ll get back to the 7-8 range and perhaps better.
50 23 Toby Gerhart RB JAC 11 47 47 You could argue that Gerhart deserves more love and you could reasonably argue the opposite based on career production and a young talented depth chart in Jacksonville. We are TG believers because he’s a big back with legit football skill. He can play effectively on all three downs (very good receiver) and he was paid the kind of money that says he will get used heavily. Gerhart is not a sexy pick, but if you are in need of a RB in the early-to-middle rounds, he’s a solid option and we think he’s equally good in PPR formats … maybe even a shade better. Just don’t get too excited and reach for him in the early rounds. I would not consider him until the fourth. The Jaguars line is not a strength yet. Also worth noting is Gerhart’s lack of proven durability. He’s always had a light workload playing behind Adrian Peterson in Minny and he’s been banged up often due to a bruising running style. He can help you, but do not overpay.
51 21 Michael Crabtree WR SF 8 45 48 Injury is always a concern, and there is more competition for targets in Frisco than at any other time in Crabtree’s career. Still, he’ll be the lead dog in the passing game and he’s healthy now. He makes a nice WR2 in any format, but you’ll want some extra depth if you are leaning heavily on Crabtree.
52 4 Matthew Stafford QB DET 9 39 32 He's our 4th QB this year, but I don’t plan on taking him at his current ADP of 39. Stafford should be a lock for QB1 stats barring injury, but you need to wait for him and hope he slips a bit.
53 5 Andrew Luck QB IND 10 43 30 He's a stud with better surrounding talent than he had in 2013. Draft him with confidence in round six or later, but don’t fret if he gets taken. QB is incredibly deep this year.
54 22 DeSean Jackson WR WAS 10 49 49 D-Jax was outstanding in 2013, but you’d be silly to assume that 2013 is a representative sample. It’s more likely an outlier. Outside of Chip Kelly’s offense, D-Jax has averaged 54 receptions as a pro. Do you really want to assume he’ll catch 82 again as he did in 2013? And, do we really want to bank on a second consecutive 16-game season? Jackson missed time in all five seasons before 2013. The odds say he’ll miss some time in 2014. Stay sober my friends. D-Jax has serious game, but don’t reach for him.
55 24 Chris Johnson RB NYJ 11 60 62 I'm tempted to rank him higher, but this is the Jets we’re talking about and you just don’t know what they’ll do with their backfield. Right now, with an ADP of 60, Johnson is a value pick. People get all worked up over his 3.9 YPC in 2013, but there are two big things to remember. CJ was still a RB1 when all was said and done, and he played all four NFC West teams during his 16 game fantasy schedule. The Jets are actually a better offense than the Titans were in 2013. Johnson is getting hugely disrespected right now and is a value at his ADP. Johnson has missed just a single game over the last six seasons and has never come in under 1,000 yards in his career. Not once.
56 25 Joique Bell RB DET 9 72 69 Bell is a high-upside pick where we have him ranked, but we’re concerned about a 3-back rotation in Detroit. The more Theo Riddick plays, the worse it is for Reggie Bush and Bell. Joique gets a nice 1-2 round bump in PPR formats. On the plus side, he seems to be past his knee soreness.
57 23 Eric Decker WR NYJ 11 90 79 Decker’s currently carrying an ADP of 90, which is comically cheap. We’re targeting him between where we have him ranked and his ADP. I am drafting him in the 7th round or thereabouts and I am getting him almost every time. “Do likewise, gents. Draft him, he’s yours. You don’t, I got no sympathy for you.” Yes, Decker loses Manning, but he’s also going to get lead receiver targets. He’ll be a huge part of the Jets’ passing game and he’s proven to be a durable player. We’re not a stat-based site, but check this…. Decker was the 18th most targeted WR in the NFL last season, but he scored the 9th most in standard scoring and PPR as well. He out-produced for his target total. Now it’s fair to point out that Peyton Manning was his QB, but that’s still great production. He’ll be less valuable as a Jet, but he’s still a very solid WR3 (the price you pay right now) option with WR2 upside. Draft this guy safely ahead of his ADP and do it with confidence.
58 24 Marques Colston WR NO 6 77 75 We like him better than his ADP (77) in standard scoring formats. Colston closed out 2013 pretty well and should be able to tease ten scores if he can stay healthy in 2014, but he’s had knee woes for a while now, so don’t bet the farm on him as a WR2. Get him at WR3 prices or let somebody else have him.
59 25 Victor Cruz WR NYG 8 41 37 I am not targeting Victor Cruz this season, but I am willing to take him if he slips a bit off of his ADP of 41, which we view as too high. While we do expect a bounce back season, we also see a player that’s flattened out a bit. He’s no longer drafting behind other talents and he’s not a lead dog. The good news is that he’s got some talented guys to run with in 2014. We expect Rueben Randle’s growth to continue and we expect Odell Beckham Jr. to be an outstanding receiver. That should make Cruz very effective out of the slot … but not at early 4th round prices. Not even in PPR.
60 26 Bishop Sankey RB TEN 9 53 58 He's young and unproven but he projects to handle the bulk of the snaps in the Titans’ backfield over the 16 week fantasy schedule, and that’s worth plenty. The Titans blocked pretty well over the season’s second half and they don’t have to face the NFC West as they did in 2013. We see an improvement over 2013 on offense and Sankey will lead the way along with Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter. The one worry is Shonn Greene, who is universally underrated. Greene could own the goal line and he’ll have a role as a early down option too. Handcuffing Greene to Sankey in deeper formats is a good move and it’s not cost prohibitive.
61 26 T.Y. Hilton WR IND 10 67 61 I want to push him higher but the Colts have an annoying tendency to play the wrong players at times. Just look at how long they stuck with DHB. Hilton is the best receiver in Indy now, but we have no confidence that he’ll play more then 70 percent of the snaps and that could limit him in terms of challenging the elite producers.
62 6 Nick Foles QB PHI 7 61 43 Luck and Foles are the guys I want if I can’t get a top four QB at a bargain price. He’ll be just fine without DeSean Jackson and he’ll be even better in year two of Chip Kelly’s scheme. He may not post the same absurd TD-to-INT ratio, but he’ll roll up good numbers.
63 5 Vernon Davis TE SF 8 44 52 He should produce at his usual level. He may have to share more with so much new talent around in San Francisco, but he’ll also see less double coverage with more depth and a healthy Michael Crabtree.
64 27 Julian Edelman WR NE 10 70 74 Edelman’s role should stay close to the same because Tom Brady trusts him and trust is huge in the NE offense. We still have some concerns about Edelman’s durability, but he toughed out plenty of nicks and bruises in 2013, so we trust him more than we did going into last year. He gets a bump in PPR scoring.
65 6 Jordan Reed TE WAS 10 83 82 We worry about the concussions. Rotobahn led the charge last year with Reed. Nobody was talking about him as early as we were, but the concussions cannot be disregarded. If we were 100 percent sold on Reed’s durability, he’d be ranked a full round earlier. As it is, we have him ranked a round ahead of his ADP (80), so looking for him in round 7-8 is a good strategy that lessens the risk of taking him. Reed’s concussions risk could become more well known as the summer heats up, so his ADP should be closely monitored.
66 28 Mike Wallace WR MIA 5 80 78 All of Wallace’s fantasy arrows are pointing up from 2013. He’s in his second season with Ryan Tannehill and they’ve changed the offense in a way that should help Wallace with new OC Bill Lazor. Wallace seemed mis-cast in Mike Sherman’s offense. Not that many Dolphins excelled. The guy was canned for good reason. The last bit of good news for Wallace is his ADP of 80. We’re just fine with taking Wallace as our WR3 (a strong one) if we can get him in that area of the draft.
67 7 Colin Kaepernick QB SF 8 71 67 We see his arrow pointing decidedly up. They’ve improved his supporting cast and he’s got his top target back on the field. CK can beat you with his feet and his arm and that helps his fantasy floor. There will be some tough match ups because of his division, so getting a capable backup is advisable, but we think Kaepernick’s being undersold much the same way Russell Wilson is being undersold. You can usually get him in the 8th round and that’s good business from where we sit.
68 8 Jay Cutler QB CHI 9 101 76 Cutler is a potential steal in 2013 with an ADP of over 100. If you can get him as your starter in round nine, as I have been able to, you are ahead of the fantasy curve. His weapons are outstanding and he's in a very QB-friendly scheme. Perhaps most importantly, he is getting better protection up front. Only Jay's injury history is a worry at this point. Major value.
69 29 Golden Tate WR DET 9 84 92 Welcome to the show, Golden. Tate has a Super Bowl ring and now he’ll have a chance to post some numbers in the Lions’ pass-happy offense. Well, ANYTHING is pass-happy after what Tate experienced in Seattle. He has a strong chance to post his best stats ever in 2014. Golden saw a lot of number one cornerbacks in 2013. That won’t happen much this season, with Megatron on the other side of the field. I like Tate a shade better than his ADP of 84. He’s got WR2 upside and a WR3 floor barring injury.
70 9 Robert Griffin QB WAS 10 57 66 He should be 100 percent this year and he has some really good match ups. If I can get a good core built before I need to take him, I am giving him very strong consideration in or around the 7th round. The key is to get a solid plan B at the position because RGIII has four games against the NFC West this year and he’s an obvious injury risk. Very obvious.
71 27 Ben Tate RB CLE 4 64 59 He's got a lot of upside if he can stay healthy, but he’s always a bit risky that way and he also has substantive talent behind him on the Cleveland depth chart. He could be a nice option early on, but 16 weeks of productivity is far from a lock. I’m not targeting Tate unless I am hard-pressed for a guy to play early in the year.
72 10 Russell Wilson QB SEA 4 95 77 As I said in my Early Look at ADP, Wilson is one of the better values out there right now. He’s been a top 12 QB in both of his seasons to date and that’s not going to change in our view.
73 30 Kendall Wright WR TEN 9 85 81 All he needs to do is start finding the end zone with a little frequency and I think we’ll see it happen this season. Wright gets a bump in PPR formats, but I think he’s got WR3 value in all leagues.
74 11 Cam Newton QB CAR 12 54 45 Cam has been given nothing to work with in Carolina and his OL is a bit of a mess. While we still view him as a QB1 with elite upside, we aren’t going to bet on it with conviction this year as he will be breaking in a rookie as his #1 WR.
75 28 Lamar Miller RB MIA 5 94 89 Miller is probably the back to own in Miami, but I worry about Moreno’s role and the quality of the Dolphins’ OL. Don’t expect the moon here, but we really do like Miller’s ability as a runner. Just don’t go reachin’.
76 31 Brandin Cooks WR NO 6 107 90 A good camp could move him up a bit, but we’re already buying in with this ranking. Cooks is legit and he’s just what the Dr. ordered for the Saints. We expect WR3 production and he’s capable of even more.
77 7 Kyle Rudolph TE MIN 10 93 85 He's going around 100 (8th - 9th round) or so in most drafts and that’s a solid value. Rudolph can start for you if he’s heathy. He’s very capable of posting career year numbers in 2014. Rudolph is a nice talent and Norv Turner’s tight ends tend to produce good numbers.
78 32 Rueben Randle WR NYG 8 124 126 Randle is a guy we like as most Rotobahn readers know. He should be locked in as a weekly WR3 or flex option this year with the potential to get into the WR2 discussion if the Giants get their act together. Randle is the most proven red zone weapon on the team.
79 29 Rashad Jennings RB NYG 8 50 57 Preseason could affect his value quite a bit, but right now he looks like the Giants’ main guy. I have my doubts about Jennings’ ability to put an entire season together, so be careful about placing too much faith in him. We’re balking (big time) at his current ADP of 50. He’s never carried the ball more than 163 times in a single season, and he’s broken down a few times while getting medium to light work. He’s also got plenty of competition and a HC that’s shown a quick hook. On the plus side, the new neck injury to David Wilson cuts down on the risk of losing the job because Wilson has more talent than anybody on the depth chart.
80 12 Matt Ryan QB ATL 9 69 64 He's a solid option though he lacks big upside in the wake of Tony Gonzalez’s departure. He’ll post respectable QB1 numbers and you can get him in the 7th round of most drafts. He’s not my top target at that stage, but I can live with him … no problem.
81 8 Jason Witten TE DAL 11 55 72 He's getting on in years and a decline is expected, but he should still post TE1 numbers in 2014. He’s a bit better in PPR versus standard. We’re not the biggest fans of Gavin Escobar, but if he is to take over, we see it happening in 2015, not 2014.
82 13 Tom Brady QB NE 10 56 56 He's being ignored a bit because his weaponry is not what it once was. That said, we like Brady's chances of being better than he was in 2013. Gronk should be back for Week 1 and the rookie receivers are not rookies anymore. Brady can still be your QB1 in 12-team leagues, and you don't need to burn a premium pick to get him.
83 33 Kelvin Benjamin WR CAR 12 142 116 They are going to force feed this kid and his role in the offense. Carolina went all in on Benjamin, whose size and athletic ability is exceedingly rare at the position. He has a lot of scoring potential because of his red zone ability and the lack of other options in Carolina. And, he has a QB. That helps. We also like the veteran receivers they have put around him. There are no better lead-by-example-types than Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant. Benjamin has big upside and a weak floor, so he’s not a guy to take as your WR3.
84 34 Terrance Williams WR DAL 11 92 88 He has the ability to trash weaker corners and he’ll see a fair amount of those. He’ll also have some tough match ups against the NFC West, so he’s a WR3 whom you may want to bench on occasion. His 92 overall ADP is more than reasonable.
85 35 Emmanuel Sanders WR DEN 4 78 80 He's never had so much upside, but he’s also had issues staying healthy and is not an exceptional talent. He could be susceptible to a challenge from rookie Cody Latimer at some point. Still, with Manning comes upside so we like him as a WR3. The problem is that he’s currently carrying and ADP of 80, and that’ will rise with the new Welker concussion.
86 14 Tony Romo QB DAL 11 86 83 We are believers when it comes to Romo’s fantasy value in 2014, but I am not going to invest much in him at such a deep position (startable QB depth is at an all time high) until he proves that his back is fully healthy. If he can do that, he’s got huge weekly potential with such a talented offense around him … and that includes the OL for a change.
87 9 Greg Olsen TE CAR 12 73 86 With Olsen, I am not predicting a huge breakout. What I do predict is a safe TE1 option with some nice upside as the top option in the Carolina offense. He should have a slight improvement on last year’s numbers. He’s reasonably priced at his current ADP.
88 30 Carlos Hyde RB SF 8 132 105 Carlos is a serious talent and he’s on a team that opens up serious holes in the defense. Only time will tell as far as how much he can earn as a rookie, but we like his chances at making an impact because impact talent is something the 49ers lacked in the backfield last season. One thing is for sure, if you are using Gore as your RB2, you will sleep a lot better at night if you have Hyde rostered as a handcuff. Hyde has RB1 upside as a starter in the 49ers offense. He’s one of our top dynasty priorities.
89 31 Maurice Jones-Drew RB OAK 5 87 87 The Raiders backfield has a lot of options and that’s our biggest worry with regards to MJD. Not only will he give up snaps to Darren McFadden, he could also lose time to Latavius Murray, who is an explosive back as we told you leading up to last year’s draft. MJD has some upside, but we are wary of the investment at his current ADP of 78. There’s better talent on the board at that stage of most drafts.
90 32 Jeremy Hill RB CIN 4 133 131 He has the potential to move up a lot with a good camp, but with Gio Bernard in place, they have no need to rush Hill. BenJarvus Green-Ellis is still an option as well. Read our scouting report on Hill if you have not already done so. He’s a serious talent.
91 36 Mike Evans WR TB 7 119 99 Anytime you have this much TD potential, you are going to rank in the top 100. Evans could start slowly and he could have a learning curve. He could also rip things up against #2 corners and we think Tampa can give him enough red zone looks to yield WR3 value by year’s end. Evans is a special talent and his skills are well suited for fantasy value. Evans is an ideal high-upside WR4 option. His ADP (119) has dipped a bit in recent weeks. He can often be had after 100 players have been taken. That’s some solid risk/reward if you can pull it off. V-Jax will draw the double coverage, so Evans won’t be the focus of defenses like Kelvin Benjamin will in Carolina. Tampa has some impressive balance in the passing game.
92 33 Stevan Ridley RB NE 10 79 84 Ridley could move up a bit with a big camp, but he’s hard to consider for a big move up our board when you look at his history of coughing up the football … and his job along with it. What Ridley has is big upside, especially in standard scoring. He could get a lot of scores and pile up the yardage as LeGarrette Blount did down the stretch in 2013. He could also fumble himself into a reserve role.
93 37 Sammy Watkins WR BUF 9 88 70 We love his game and that’s why he was our top ranked WR heading into the draft. Sadly, of our top five receivers, Sammy landed with the worst QB. Buffalo’s a tough enough place to play with the wind and the cold, but with a weak QB and the rookie curve, we see some risk drafting Sammy as a starter. He’s a 4th or 5th fantasy receiver with nice upside in our view. His long term is outstanding.
94 38 Justin Hunter WR TEN 9 168 128 His 168 ADP reeks of opportunity. Hunter has a bust factor, but he has WR2 upside right now if he has a good camp. I expect his ADP to continue to rise, but it would have to rise quite a bit for him to be over-priced. Right now, you can take him as a WR5 in some drafts. That’s a good way to build a team if you can pull it off. Then again, after his 2 TD outburst in Week 2 of preseason, the idea of stealing him might be a pipe dream. The kid has high-end WR2 upside this season and I have a hard time time envisioning less than WR3 performance in 12-team leagues.
95 39 DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU 10 128 107 Hopkins is a good player who will be a fantasy asset at some point, but he’s not the greatest fit with his new interim QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick. He’s a somewhat risky bet to be a WR3 unless the offense clicks, but he’s close. Hopkins’ ADP is sitting at 128. That’s a pick I am very happy to make if I get the chance. While his floor may be shaky, he also has some very nice upside, especially if one of the stronger armed QBs gets a shot. Hopkins is a value target right now. He’s being criminally under-drafted.
96 34 Steven Jackson RB ATL 9 81 94 He's been getting healthy all throughout camp, and I am not looking to draft him. Does he have some upside in Atlanta’s potentially high-powered attack? Sure, but I’d rather roster Devonta Freeman a few picks later as I project him to be better down the stretch. The bottom line is that I want somebody else to draft Jackson for me.
97 10 Dennis Pitta TE BAL 11 75 93 Pitta’s a TE1 in 12-team leagues and TE1 caliber in 10 team formats as well. There’s some risk with Pitta in terms of the new scheme, but on its face, the new scheme looks like a plus, so we’re ok with some risk if there’s some extra upside on the table too.
98 35 Devonta Freeman RB ATL 9 145 121 We like his game and we like the fact that he’s got only Steven Jackson ahead of him and Jackson is already banged up. If Jackson can’t get healthy, Freeman could be a fantasy starter. He could earn flex value even if Jackson gets back. Freeman has a chance to be everything they thought Jacquizz Rodgers could be. He has breakout fantasy potential as a rookie.
99 40 Wes Welker WR DEN 4 42 46 He's been suspended for the first four games, so adjust your expectations accordingly. I was already concerned with Welker’s concussions.
100 36 Fred Jackson RB BUF 9 97 104 Jackson is the most workload dependent back in Buffalo, and he’d lose the most value in a 3-back rotation. He’s also going to go over the hill at some point soon, but that may not be this year, and he appears like he’ll be the co-lead back with CJ spiller once again. In performance leagues, he’s well worth a look as a RB3 with weekly flex appeal when healthy.
101 11 Zach Ertz TE PHI 7 120 103 He's no lock but he has a high ceiling in Philly’s offense. Ertz is one of the potential TE1s who you can target after the tenth round, but you need a plan B to go with him.
102 41 Riley Cooper WR PHI 7 111 118 Cooper is a serious touchdown threat because of his size and the way Philly can run the football. He was underrated in 2013 as we pointed out at the time, and he’s better than his ADP of 116. For those who don’t see much of the Eagles, they set up players like Cooper very well because he is a threat as a blocker. This sets corners up as they have to be ready for routes and to be taken out. Kelly will run and get a rhythm and as soon as those DBs start thinking run, Cooper or somebody else is behind them. If you are a big receiver with some talent and you are willing to block—really block, then Philly is the place for you. Chip Kelly is all about gaining a blocking advantage. That’s why he runs with his QB and that’s why he wants outside guys who can block. He wants to be able to get “numbers” on you in as many ways as possible. DeSean Jackson, as great as he is, was a drain on that concept.
103 42 Hakeem Nicks WR IND 10 126 135 He's got major talent if he can find his game and some health. He’s also got a great QB to work with. We may bump him up if he wins a starting gig and shows off healthy wheels, but this is a deep receiving group in Indy, so I’ll stay conservative for now.
104 43 Aaron Dobson WR NE 10 183 174 Dobson is a guy I am willing to bump up a bit, but I need some good information on his injured foot before I do so. If he’s 100 percent, he could be a ten score receiver and he could tease or even surpass the thousand yard mark. He has that much ability and he’s got that Brady guy tossing him the ball.
105 44 Jordan Matthews WR PHI 7 174 150 The more we watch him the more we like him. He’s a perfect fit for the Eagles and he’s feeling more and more like a guy who will have weekly flex appeal with upside that reaches into the WR2 level.
106 37 Terrance West RB CLE 4 117 127 It appears that Ben Tate will be high volume early on, but we are still believers in West’s game and Tate’s durability is a serious concern.
107 12 Martellus Bennett TE CHI 9 127 119 He's a player who is still getting better. He’s an every-down TE that is a big part of the passing game and his red zone chops are top shelf. Martellus is a bargain at his current ADP of 127. Wait for him until round 10 if you want to push for value, and enjoy the stats.
108 38 Khiry Robinson RB NO 6 125 141 We see Robinson taking a big step forward in 2014 and being a startable back in 12-team formats. He’s got more bankable value in standard scoring, but we’re not at all afraid to take him in PPR. He should catch a lot more balls this year. Just beware of the 3-headed monster in NO. Robinson is a a flex option as long as Mark Ingram is healthy, but Ingram’s health has been a huge issue since he got into the league.
109 45 Reggie Wayne WR IND 10 89 91 He’s moving well so far in camp, but considering Reggie’s age and the severity of his knee injury (ACL), there’s little chance we’ll be targeting him if he moves up any higher than his current ADP of 87. Wayne’s obviously got more appeal in PPR formats. Wayne coming back is a great story that we’d love to see, but we’re not going to bet much on it.
110 46 Cody Latimer WR DEN 4 236 He's ranked here based on his talent and his proximity to Peyton Manning. Latimer could become a major factor if there are any injuries in Denver. He could also force his way into the lineup by playing better than Sanders on the outside, which is possible. As we said with Julius Thomas last year, all of Peyton Manning’s targets must be owned. Wes Welker’s concussion issues are also a factor. If you don’t know his game, go to The Rotobahn and get into Cody’s scouting report.
111 47 Jarrett Boykin WR GB 9 171 167 Rookie Davante Adams will have his day, but we expect Boykin to hold off the rookies for this season, because he’s proven that he can play and fits in well with Nelson and Cobb in 3-wide sets. And, the Pack play plenty of 3-wide sets.
112 48 Jeremy Maclin WR PHI 7 74 71 Maclin is a good player in a good system, but there are some concerns. He’s now a guy whose had an ACL, so his agility is not necessarily what is was. He’s also proven to be a player who gets hurt. It was mostly just nicks and sprains until the ACL, but will he get more durable with age? I also have some questions as far as how he fits in Kelly’s offense. He may be more of a bridge to the younger players. Maclin could be a nice fantasy producer, but I am not interested in paying the going rate (ADP 74.)
113 39 Knile Davis RB KC 6 194 173 He'll play more this year and could be on the fringe of flex value during the bye weeks. What Knile really has is handcuff value … and he’s got a ton of it. Look at what he did last year when Jamaal Charles was out. Davis is the rare handcuff who will replace a lot of what the starter leaves behind. Check out our 2013 scouting report on Knile. It’s listed in The Rotobahn.
114 49 Anquan Boldin WR SF 8 114 125 He's a money performer and he probably still can be, but the 49ers will give him more snaps off this year and Michael Crabtree will be back as the number one receiver. That alone should prevent Anquan from reaching last year’s numbers, but the addition of Stevie Johnson plus the development of Quinton Patton should also cut into the veteran’s stats. We expect the 49ers to spread the ball around more than ever in the passing game. The guy who should gain value is the quarterback, because there will be more open targets in 2014.
115 40 Bernard Pierce RB BAL 11 115 117 We suspect that Pierce could do well in Kubiak’s stretch scheme. He’s a pure one-cut runner. He’ll have a 2-week window while Ray Rice is suspended. If he really excels, he could steal the early down work. He’s not a bad gamble if you are looking for RB upside the first 30 RBs have been drafted.
116 50 Cecil Shorts WR JAC 11 123 134 I have all the faith in the world that Cecil Shorts will post good numbers when healthy, but I have reservations about his concussion history and his recent hamstring issues (out a few weeks), so I will only pay WR5 prices for him right now. He’s a solid buy at his current ADP of 123 as long as he’s healthy enough to play.
117 41 Mark Ingram RB NO 6 155 137 He needs to have a healthy camp and preseason to hold onto this ranking, but we think the Saints want Ingram more involved along with Khiry Robinson. Pierre Thomas played too many snaps for a “glue” player. They need more production on early downs. Ingram and Robinson are the Saints backs to be watching right now.
118 13 Antonio Gates TE SD 10 134 153 We love Gates’ game and we do not rule out a return to glory by any means, but his second half was just horrid. There’s no way around it. At age 34, you have to wonder if what we saw was the beginning of the end. Gates averaged 42 yards per game over the final twelve weeks and scored only twice during that span. The hope is that, as teams begin to clamp down on Keenan Allen and as the Chargers use more of Ladarius Green, Gates will have an easier time getting open himself. It could happen, and that could get him back into the TE1 discussion, but we are drafting him as a TE2 for now.
119 14 Ladarius Green TE SD 10 161 124 Green’s a controversial asset because he’s a total projection at this point. Based on what we’ve seen on film at both the TE and WR positions, the Chargers should be looking to use Green’s downfield talents a lot more in 2014. Green has the kind of ability that folks wanted to believe Jared Cook had last year. Green is a better athlete with more ability after the catch. He’s also a serious red zone weapon. Don’t forget to factor in Philip Rivers and his willingness to trust his big targets. Keenan Allen is going to face double teams every week. The Chargers must find some more weapons. Green is the next best guy they have in terms of talent.
120 42 Christine Michael RB SEA 4 147 130 He's going to be active on game day this year and he’ll certainly be worth something, but unless Marshawn Lynch gets injured, it’s hard to envision Michael being more than a flex option. The other issue is Robert Turbin, who gets forgotten by too many. While we don’t project him to be as good as a healthy Michael, Turbin is a fine back with better passing game ability. He played ahead of Michael last year and he’ll have a role in 2014. The reason Christine is ranked so high is because of his value as a handcuff to Lynch owners and his upside.
121 51 Tavon Austin WR STL 4 135 109 We’re bullish on Tavon, who certainly struggled as a rookie. Still, for those who read Rotobahn last year, you know we expected some growing pains in Brian Schottenheimer’s sometimes overly verbose offense. Austin still has some risk, but we think his huge upside is being widely ignored. These kids get better as they learn, and Austin can create a score on almost any play. The Rams will find more ways to get him involved. They are crazy if they don’t. If you can draft him as your WR4, we like it.
122 43 Andre Williams RB NYG 8 141 136 It's all about camp for the big banger out of BC. If Williams can play at 100 percent, he could wreck the balance of power in the NYG backfield. David Wilson is now a complete non-factor and that definitely helps. The odds of Williams gaining early down work and the goal line job seems likely at this point. The big key will be functioning in pass protection. He’s a riser with plenty of early down talent.
123 15 Travis Kelce TE KC 6 179 Kelce is a projection. He’s got serious talent and if his microfracture surgery proves to have been a success, he could make a big impact in a Chiefs offense that is short on playmaking talent once you get past their top two running backs. He made a big play and showed off fresh wheels in his first preseason action. We’ve very intrigued now. This kid had TE1 upside in that offense.
124 15 Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 12 122 111 Big Ben has better weapons around him than he’s had in some time. We are big on their rookie acquisitions and the addition of LeGarrette Blount solidifies the backfield on early downs if something happens to Le’Veon Bell. In fact, the combination of Blount on early downs and Dri Archer in passing downs could be scary. The Steelers also added some beef to the receiving corps with Martavis Bryant, and crazy speed with Archer if they choose to use him in a hybrid role. We think they will. The Steelers now have a wonderful assortment of size and speed throughout their skill positions. They can attach you in a number of ways and that should give Big Ben an edge he’s been lacking for some time.
125 44 Ahmad Bradshaw RB IND 10 177 180 Health is the key for Bradshaw. If he has a strong, healthy camp and outperforms Trent Richardson, he could be a trendy riser in drafts. We’ll be watching closely. Right now we project him to handle 30-40 percent of the workload behind Richardson, but that could change. The Colts are not going to give a season away and a healthy Bradshaw is a proven winner and an outstanding pass protector.
126 45 Chris Ivory RB NYJ 11 137 154 I don’t trust his ability to stay healthy and he’s not much of an option on passing downs. Ivory has upside if the Jets are scoring touchdowns on a regular basis, but that’s not something you want to bet on at this point. We expect incremental improvement on offense, but the Jets have nothing to hang their hat on offensively. No proven QB and a mediocre OL to go with average skill position talent. The Jets project as a below average offensive unit, so having their goal line back is not exactly fantasy gold.
127 52 Kenny Stills WR NO 6 159 142 With an ADP of 159 (much higher in expert leagues), you can probably get Stills a bit later on, but we think he’s a WR3 when all is said and done, so his actual value is somewhere inside the top 100. He picked up the Saints’ scheme quickly last season and they will use him even more in 2014. Team will have all they handle covering Graham, Colston and Cooks. Stills is going to make a lot of big plays. Check out Kenny’s original Rotobahn scouting report in The Rotobahn. Still does have a lingering quad pull, so I’ve bumped him down a peg. He’ll move up again once he’s got a clean bill of health.
128 53 Marqise Lee WR JAC 11 214 170 He was under the radar, but the recent run of injuries in Jacksonville now had Marqise standing out like a sore thumb. I’ve bumped him up for now as he’s currently the best and healthiest receiver on his team. He’s going to have a major role. Check out our scouting report on Marqise if you have not already.
129 54 Kenny Britt WR STL 4 195 185 Britt could move up significantly if he takes control of the number one role in camp, but the Rams are deep, so this entire group is worth monitoring. Britt has a lot of TD potential if he’s anywhere near 100 percent healthy.
130 16 Philip Rivers QB SD 10 104 95 He plays a nasty schedule, but apart from that, he’s a solid matchup play at QB this season. Rivers was up to his old tricks in 2013 and we expect more of the same this season.
131 55 Odell Beckham Jr. WR NYG 8 184 183 We have a strong vibe that OBJ will be a useful fantasy option in 2014. Draft him as a WR4 or WR5 and expect flex level results early on and WR3 level production over the second half. Beckham is the kind of receiver who can do it as a rookie. He combines speed, quickness and technique with top shelf hands. Eli Manning is going to love him. He’ll be Manning’s security blanket and his best deep threat by 2015.
132 56 Dwayne Bowe WR KC 6 109 106 Bowe is another receiver who could move up with a strong camp. We’re not loving his upside but his chemistry with Alex Smith seemed to improve as the year progressed and he is the clear cut top receiver in KC. If you draft him as your WR3 in 12-team leagues, he can probably deliver for you. He’s reasonably priced with an ADP of 109.
133 17 Andy Dalton QB CIN 4 130 101 We are not big fans of his game, but his fantasy output is really underrated. He’s posted QB1 numbers the last two seasons because he is surrounded with talent. Wherever he throws the ball, it’s being caught be a legit playmaker. This year, folks will be scared off by new OC Hue Jackson, but with an ADP of 130, there is no reason to fear, only value to be had.
134 46 Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 12 241 172 He's in great shape according to reports, but will it matter much behind the Carolina OL? Will his health last if he’s constantly facing resistance on his own side of the LOS? He’s probably the Panthers RB to own, but be careful to fall victim to preseason buzz. Stewart is now nursing hamstring injury, so we are staying away. I’d do the same save for late round fliers in deep formats.
135 16 Tyler Eifert TE CIN 4 237 146 We like Eifert a lot as we’ve been saying all summer, but I getting a bit concerned about his shoulder injury. There’s more risk than meets the eye, so I’ve moved him back a few spots. He still has excellent upside, but there’s more risk.
136 47 LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 12 146 152 He projects as a backup to Le’Veon Bell and he would make a very solid handcuff option for those who invest in Bell. Blount is not likely to have much stand-alone value in large redraft leagues.
137 48 Shonn Greene RB TEN 9 186 181 Greene is a nice sleeper and an underrated back, but he should be splitting time at best with Bishop Sankey and Shonn’s battling knee pain recently. He’s a very wise way to protect yourself if you roster Sankey in the 5th round or therabouts.
138 49 Roy Helu RB WAS 10 216 207 Helu is an underrated talent and he could cut into Alfred Morris’ role even more than he did in 2013. Jay Gruden likes backs with all-around talent and Helu has it. He can run, block and catch the football. He’s a player to watch in training camp and is currently the best available handcuff for Morris.
139 50 Darren Sproles RB PHI 7 99 102 He's on the wrong side of 30 and he’s in an offense that features a true stud back. While anything’s possible, and while Sproles is still a very good player, we are not betting on him playing the same number of snaps from scrimmage as he did in New Orleans. He’s being taken in the 70s (usually 7th round) in most drafts. We strongly recommend that you don’t do that … even in PPR. Don’t draft the name.
140 57 Andrew Hawkins WR CLE 4 239 208 He needs to get through camp healthy, but we like his chances at being a weekly option in deeper formats. The key is Johnny Manziel. Johnny Football’s ability to buy time with his feet could be huge for a talent like Hawkins, who can “uncover” quickly when things break down. That and the fact that Cleveland is woefully thin at receiver make Hawkins a player to pay close attention to. He has a nice weekly ceiling.
141 58 Markus Wheaton WR PIT 12 175 155 Wheaton has talent as we noted in his scouting report last year. Sadly, his rookie season was derailed by injury. The good news is that, with Emmanuel Sanders in Denver, Wheaton should be starting opposite Antonio Brown. That should make him fantasy relevant as long as he doesn’t cough the job up in training camp. Rookie Martavis Bryant is the player most likely to make a move on Wheaton’s projected job. The more likely scenario has Bryant playing a more limited role as a rookie.
142 51 Danny Woodhead RB SD 10 108 108 We like him, especially in PPR, but we do worry a bit about what the arrival of Donald Brown might mean. The former Colts has three down talent and the ability to cut into the role of both Ryan Mathews and Woodhead. Don’t just blindly assume that Woodhead will retain all of his role. San Diego doesn’t care about his PPR value.
143 59 Greg Jennings WR MIN 10 162 157 He should be an asset in 2014. We expect a bump in production and a bit more weekly consistently in a better offense and with a potentially better quarterback. Jennings has one good year left if he can stay healthy.
144 52 DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 12 113 120 The OL has slipped with two retirements and no high-quality additions. Teams will be jamming the box against Cam Newton and the backs. Still, with Jonathan Stewart already nursing a hamstring and with rookie Ty Gaffney gone, there are a lot of snaps to be had in the Carolina backfield. Williams may have some RB3 appeal in standard leagues.
145 17 Dwayne Allen TE IND 10 206 163 Allen missed last season with an injured hip, so we need to see him playing and practicing before we move him up our board. Having said that, Allen can be an every down tight end and he’s got Andrew Luck as his QB. Do not sleep on this guy in deeper leagues. He could end up surprising some people if things break right.
146 18 Carson Palmer QB ARI 4 167 143 Palmer misses too many throws and plays in too tough a division to be considered an elite option, but he has real value as a matchup quarterback, because he only has five games against the NFC West during the standard fantasy season. This year, the Cardinals play at SF in Week 17. That’s a nice bonus. It’s also worth noting that Arizona is at the Rams in Week 15 and hosting Seattle in Week 16, so playoffs match ups are looking bad. Draft this guy late in bigger leagues. Get some use out of him for 8 or 9 weeks and trade him before the deadline for more than he’s worth. That’s a decent blueprint for Palmer owners. The Cards have plenty of cake match ups through the first nine weeks.
147 53 Darren McFadden RB OAK 5 121 123 Maybe he wins the job in preseason and we move him up, but I tend to doubt it. He’s also far more injury-prone than Jones-Drew, and we’ve factored that into his valuation. Lastly, we are concerned that Latavius Murray could steal carries from one or both of the older backs. That’s a potential value killer. Draft McFadden with caution.
148 18 Heath Miller TE PIT 12 158 168 He could be a bit better this year. His ACL injury occurred late in 2012. He’ll be a full season removed now and could be moving a bit better than he was in 2013. Miller could get back to being on the fringe of TE1 status in large formats. He’s one of the few established skill players the Steelers will return this season.
149 60 Brian Hartline WR MIA 5 176 190 I have some concerns, albeit mild ones, that Hartline could lose snaps and targets to rookie Jarvis Landry. I also worry that Mike Wallace will get a larger share thus shrinking Hartline’s targets. Hartline’s a solid commodity, but do not buy into a breakout. It could just as likely go the other way. He’s a WR4 or a WR5 to us.
150 54 Jerick McKinnon RB MIN 10 249 AP owners have a new handcuff option and we think McKinnon will do a very nice job if he’s pressed into action. He does have to win the job, so he has the potential to be moved back with a mediocre training camp, but we are pretty high on this kid. He’s an athletic freak with a blue collar mentality. Check out Jerick’s scouting report if you haven’t already.
151 55 Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 5 106 97 Moreno needs to get healthy or he could end up playing in a backup role behind Lamar Miller. Right now, we are higher on Miller, but Moreno still has a shot to take over in camp. Knowshon has better all-around skills, but Miller is younger, healthier and more dangerous as a ball carrier.
152 56 Tre Mason RB STL 4 149 160 He could move up our boards a lot with a strong training camp, but remember that rookie backs have often struggled to pick up Brian Schottenheimer’s offense. For example, Zac Stacy was inactive 2 out of his first 3 weeks last year. Mason is our best guess in terms of drafting a handcuff for Stacy. He’s also the one reason we’re a bit leery of investing too heavily in the Rams’ starter. The Rams used a 3rd rounder on this kid. They obviously like him. Tre was our 2nd ranked back going into the draft. Check out his scouting report if you haven’t already.
153 57 Dri Archer RB PIT 12 241 The groupthink on Archer is that he’s not an option as a rookie and is just a special teamer at the NFL level. We disagree … vehemently. Dri Archer is a special talent in much the same way that Tavon Austin is a special talent. The only difference is that Archer wasn’t over-drafted and Archer got taken by a team that eats at the adult table. Pittsburgh didn’t use a 3rd rounder in a deep draft to take a kick returner. You can get those guys in Canada for the minimum salary. Archer is a player with blinding speed and quickness. He runs with great vision and he loves the game. He’ll have a rookie curve like anybody, but he should be getting drafted in deeper redraft formats and he’s not. He’s even being largely ignored in dynasty and long term leagues. Big mistake, folks. If you don’t know this player, do your homework. Start with his scouting report. It’s in the Rotobahn. While I doubt that the situation with Bell and Blount will change Archer’s role too much, it couldn’t hurt either.
154 58 Pierre Thomas RB NO 6 91 96 PT led the Saints’ backfield in snaps last season and fantasy footballers have learned all the wrong lessons from that fact. Yes, Thomas’ inflated reception total made him a fantasy option in PPR formats and he had some flex value in larger non-PPR formats as well. Here’s the rub…. While playing 50 percent of the team’s snaps, Thomas posted numbers well below his career averages both running and receiving. His yards per catch was an ugly 6.7 (he was 9.1 in 2012) and his yards per carry was an even uglier 3.7. The idea that they will give him 50 percent of the snaps again is steeped in wishful thinking. It would take injuries to Khiry Robinson and Mark Ingram for that to happen. We see Thomas as more of a 3rd down passing specialist in 2014. His fantasy value should decline in all formats. Pierre turns 30 in December.
155 59 Lance Dunbar RB DAL 11 221 210 Dunbar could be a playable asset this season in PPR formats and he looks like the back to own after DeMarco Murray in Dallas.
156 60 De'Anthony Thomas RB KC 6 259 We love his skill set in Andy Reid’s offense, but we’ll have to see how quickly he picks things up in camp. The “Momba” could be a PPR monster at some point this year or next. He’s a player to know about, especially if you play in PPR formats.
157 61 Ronnie Hillman RB DEN 4 217 220 We project him to be the backup and best handcuff option for those who invest in Montee Ball. That said, we do not see all that much stand-alone value unless Hillman raises his game.
158 19 Eli Manning QB NYG 8 152 149 We like Eli to bounce back strong in 2014. Odel Beckham will raise the level of play at the receiver position and we expect better things out of both Reuben Randle and Victor Cruz compared to 2013. Manning should also get adequate pass blocking in 2014 after getting hit too early and too often in 2013. Right now, he’s a nice value with an ADP of 152.
159 61 Danny Amendola WR NE 10 140 147 When healthy, this guy still has plenty of fantasy appeal, especially in PPR formats. The injury risk we spoke of last season was dead on, but his price tag is not nearly as high this year, so his weekly upside has more appeal. We’ll be watching Amendola closely this summer.
160 19 Eric Ebron TE DET 9 143 133 How quickly can he become a consistent contributor? We have little doubt that Ebron will make some plays and tease fantasy GMs at the bare minimum. However, we’ve seen rookie tight ends struggle so many times. It’s a rare bird that can fly from day one as Rob Gronkowski did. Ebron is not Gronk, but he does have a few advantages like Megatron and an established QB who can make the throws. Ebron should have some space to work. He absolutely has a chance, but draft him as a TE2 with upside. Don’t invest too heavily. He’s currently being taken in or around the 11th round and that’s a bit pricey for our taste unless he starts really ripping it up in camp and preseason.
161 62 Malcom Floyd WR SD 10 244 He's 32 and he’s coming off of a major injury. And, even though he’s a bit of a name, Malcom Floyd has never produced over a full season. He’s never posted 900 yards receiving. He’s never scored more than six touchdowns. He’s played in plenty of good offenses over his career. He’s got a name because he makes big plays. He won’t make enough of them to help you much in 2014.
162 20 Josh McCown QB TB 7 178 178 He has to win the starting job though that appears likely at this point. We think the Tampa skill players are very underrated. It’s possible that their starting QB will be able to post relevant fantasy numbers. His ADP of 178 is quite reasonable though there are a few other good options in that same area. McCown doesn’t stand out as a good or bad value. His offensive line has a problematic interior, and that gives me some pause. The veteran may get hit more in 2014 than he did last year in Chicago.
163 21 Ryan Tannehill QB MIA 5 165 145 They helped him a little but their OL is a mess and it’s another new offense in 2014, though it’s at least a projected improvement over Mike Sherman’s mess. The guy’s never had an OC gig that lasted for more than a season. Tannehill should be as serviceable as he was last year.
164 63 Jerricho Cotchery WR CAR 12 228 224 Assuming he wins the starting job, Cotchery will have some value in deeper leagues as a WR4 or WR5. He’s the kind of sticky-handed tough-minded receiver who Cam Newton has never really had outside of Steve Smith. Cotch is currently an underrated asset with an ADP of 228. He’s worth way more than that.
165 1 Seattle Seahawks DEF SEA 4 58 73 They are the gold standard, and you’ll have to pay for them.
166 62 Brandon Bolden RB NE 10 The rumor that Stevan Ridley could be released gives Bolden a boost. He’s now an outstanding sleeper in bigger formats. Bolden can be an every down player and Shane Vereen is not know for his durability. If Ridley really does get the hook, Bolden’s value goes way up.
167 63 Jonathan Grimes RB HOU 10 230 He's solid back with good vision and quick feet. He’s having good camp and is picking up Bill O’Brien’s scheme. If he actually wins the backup job, he will be very fantasy relevant, but things are a bit of a mess behind Arian Foster at the moment. This is a camp battle to watch.
168 64 Mohamed Sanu WR CIN 4 278 Sanu is now going to get a nice run as the Bengals #2 receiver. If he really goes off, he could keep the job even once Marvin Jones returns from his broken foot—probably some time in early October. He’s a nice early season option in deeper formats.
169 22 Joe Flacco QB BAL 11 154 156 There's change with Gary Kubiac being brought in as OC. Flacco has a nice chance to bounce back in a proven system, and we think he has enough weapons.
170 65 Mike Williams WR BUF 9 250 The deal for Williams was yet another inexplicable move by the Bills, who seem bent on overpaying for talent as a way to make the EJ Manuel pick work. That being said, Williams is a talented player. If they can refasten his head, he could put his career back together. The problem is that Robert Woods is just as talented and Sammy Watkins is going to play no matter what. And, don’t forget to factor in Flash Gordon. You have to give the Bills credit for one thing … they are fast as hell. Spiller, Sammy, Bryce and Flash. That’s a whole lot of giddyup for one offense to have. Williams’ value will depend on whether he beats out Woods. Our money is on the kid, but we’ll have to see how it plays out.
171 2 St. Louis Rams DEF STL 4 103 110 They just keep adding talent. No way they aren’t a DEF1 in our mind.
172 3 New England Patriots DEF NE 10 110 139 This might be the best Patriots defense in a while from a fantasy perspective. Revis could help them get to the passer more by shutting down first options. He also cuts off a good portion of the field and creates interception opportunities for his teammates.
173 4 Kansas City Chiefs DEF KC 6 105 115 There's transition at cornerback, but they got poor performances at CB last year, so it’s not a big concern. Apart from that, there is a lot to like. KC has a nasty front seven that gets Dee Ford added to the mix and they have a great strong safety in Eric Berry. KC can be your starter in 2014 on most weeks.
174 20 Jermaine Gresham TE CIN 4 293 Health is a big key for Gresham (offseason hernia surgery.) We have no doubt that he’ll play a significant role if healthy. There is a big media-fed misconception that Gresham and Tyler Eifert are in competition with each other. The reality is that Eifert is as much in competition with the receivers as he is with Gresham. Eifert’s future is as a receiving-first TE, while Gresham is a traditional in-line tight end. They can play together all game long if both are healthy and on top of their game. Gresham missed two full games last year and still played 79 percent of his team’s offensive snaps—this includes the post season. He’s essentially an every-down player. Tyler Eifert played just short of 60 percent of the offensive snaps. It’s pretty obvious, even without watching game film, that Eifert and Gresham usually play together when Eifert is in the game.
175 64 Bilal Powell RB NYJ 11 Don’t forget about this guy. The Jets like to run the ball and Chris Ivory is not a durable back. Powell’s established and productive on all three downs and he’s stayed healthy as a pro. He’s worthy of a roster spot in deeper leagues.
176 21 Charles Clay TE MIA 5 153 140 Clay was the product of an odd 2013 season in Miami and we’re not yet certain that the Dolphins want him playing such a big role in 2014. That being said, Clay has proven that he can post some fantasy numbers, especially in PPR leagues and Ryan Tannehill seems to like him. He’s a player to monitor over the summer for sure. We like his diversity and camp reports have been positive. We’ve bumped him up and we like him a lot more in PPR leagues.
177 5 Denver Broncos DEF DEN 4 100 112 They have added firepower and they’ll be playing with leads. They should also get Von Miller back at some point.
178 65 James White RB NE 10 192 184 White has the look and feel of a depth player in 2014, but we like his overall game and definitely feel that he’s an NFL back. He’s a great fit for the Patriots and has all the things you look for in their system. He could post some solid fantasy numbers if he somehow gets a share of the job and he’s having a strong training camp. The NE backfield is certainly muddy but with good talent.
179 6 Houston Texans DEF HOU 10 139 159 We like new DC Romeo Crennel and we like the defensive personnel. They get Brian Cushing back and they add a monster in Jadeveon Clowney to go with JJ Watt. They don’t play the NFC West again this year, so the schedule lightens up nicely. The Texans are a nice value pick right now.
180 66 Chris Polk RB PHI 7 He made the team and he’s now the best handcuff option though he may not be ready for a week or two more.
181 66 Doug Baldwin WR SEA 4 188 177 Doug Baldwin earned his contract extension. We’ve always been fans, but despite his current status as the starter opposite Percy Harvin, we can’t help but think that Seattle has some other plans on the outside. Nobody is talking about it, but rookies Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood are really talented players. Norwood brings a little size to the table and that could get him involved at some point.
182 67 Harry Douglas WR ATL 9 220 215 Douglas has some upside and we like what we saw last year when he had to step in for the injured Julio Jones. One very reasonable line of thinking has Douglas retaining a lot of his newfound targets with Tony Gonzalez retired and the Falcons looking for options after Jones and Roddy White. The question is, can Douglas do it as a third receiver, and can he find the end zone with more regularity? We give a maybe to both. We’ll be keeping an eye on the Falcons in August. Will the Falcons 3rd weapon be Douglas or perhaps new TE Levine Toilolo? We want to get a better feel for this.
183 7 Cleveland Browns DEF CLE 4 163 182 Mike Pettine has the horses and a proven scheme. He should get a lot out of this defense with a pair of outstanding corners and good talent in the front seven.
184 8 Tampa Bay Bucs DEF TB 7 179 202 They have good personnel on defense and they’ve tweaked things a bit to fit Lovie Smith’s scheme. The signature move being the release of Darrelle Revis and the subsequent signing of Atlterraun Verner. This is a scheme thats produced fantasy numbers in the past. I’m fine with drafting the Bucs as my starter.
185 68 Robert Woods WR BUF 9 230 197 If he can beat out Mike Williams cleanly, Woods could breakout a bit and have legit fantasy value. This is a camp battle to watch for sure. Woods and Sammy Watkins are a potentially awesome pairing down the road and maybe even in 2014. Put Marquise Goodwin in the slot and this team is a matchup nightmare. Don’t forget about CJ Spiller’s speed in the backfield or Bryce Brown’s for that matter. The Bills have done some over-paying, but they do have an impressive array of speed and athleticism at the skill positions. For now, Woods is a tough guy to predict. The Bills should be featuring Woods, but they may use Mike Williams ahead of him, so patience could be required. He may be the Bills receiver to own this year when all is said and done.
186 69 Rod Streater WR OAK 5 238 245 Another Raider receiver with a hope and a dream. Streater can play and he may end up with flex value in 12-team leagues. Why the Raiders went out and paid James Jones is a mystery. They need to develop the younger talent.
187 9 Carolina Panthers DEF CAR 12 82 100 We expect another rock solid season from Carolina.
188 70 Brian Quick WR STL 4 Quick is nearing the point where he should start to show something. We’ve always liked his ability and he could get some opportunities this season. He’s a player to watch in camp and he’s running with the starter’s so he could make a splash. He’s a deep flier with some potential. This kid is a very good athlete.
189 71 Marlon Brown WR BAL 11 We like Brown’s game and we were somewhat disappointed when the Ravens brought in Steve Smith, who could cost Brown snaps. Still, Smith can play inside and Brown can still force his way into the action if he plays well. We think he’s a worthy risk late in medium to large drafts.
190 23 Alex Smith QB KC 6 151 141 Who knows? We worry that the foot points dry up a bit and they haven’t gotten him much new support. Smith is a decent QB2 who you can get cheap, but don’t over-draft him.
191 22 Garrett Graham TE HOU 10 231 217 He should be the tight end to own in Houston and he could have some fantasy value. He’s worth a look late as a TE2.
192 23 Tim Wright TE NE 10 He's a Patriot now and we’ll have to see how they use him but there’s no doubt that he has some nice fantasy upside. The thing is, it must come at someone’s expense. I doubt that both Wright and Brandon LaFell can play major roles if both Aaron Dobson and Rob Gronkowski are healthy. He’s a flier with some legit fantasy potential.
193 24 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE TB 7 229 The reports on his left foot (surgery/stress fracture) have been good, so we expect ASJ to compete for the starting job in training camp. If he gets enough playing time, he has a chance to be fantasy relevant as rookie. His red zone potential is absolutely top shelf.
194 72 James Jones WR OAK 5 164 189 He's a good player with something left, but as long as Matt Schaub is the QB and the Raiders are a poor team in pass protection, he could have trouble posting numbers. A switch to Derek Carr has some potential to help, but Carr may need some time.
195 24 Jake Locker QB TEN 9 204 He needs to do several things to become relevant, but he has a chance because we like the talent they have these days in Tennessee. The Titans drafted a young QB recovering from an ACL injury, so 2014 pretty much belongs to Locker if he can stay healthy himself. That’s number one. Number two is continuing the improved accuracy he showed glimpses of in 2013. If both things happen, Locker could be a viable fantasy option in deeper leagues.
196 25 Coby Fleener TE IND 10 213 201 Fleener is an afterthought right now and it’s understandable, but be careful. Andrew Luck’s been working with him for a long, long time and Fleener could begin to get it together in his 3rd season. He’s definitely worthy of a flier in deeper formats.
197 73 Steve Smith WR BAL 11 156 162 We're ready to bump him up a few pegs if he’s having a big camp, but we worry about him playing in a lesser role and how he’ll adjust to a new offense. The Ravens have some other younger talent they want to get involved and that could be a factor as well.
198 74 John Brown WR ARI 4 251 Go to The Rotobahn and check out his scouting report if you want our full take on what Brown can do for you. The kid is a name to know for sure and he could make an impact if he beats out Ted Ginn for the #3 jon in Arizona. Brown has appeal in long term formats and he could hit big of Larry Fitzgerald ends up getting traded next offseason.
199 26 Jace Amaro TE NYJ 11 242 233 He has some real upside in PPR leagues, but he could easily struggle week-to-week as a rookie, so don’t go hog wild and reach for him as your starter.
200 27 Jared Cook TE STL 4 223 193 There are two arguments to be made with Cook. The anti-Cook will say that he basically hit his career numbers in 2013, and that means he is what he is—a player who will never really break out. The pro-Cook argument gives the player some slack for losing his QB early in the season and for having some trouble with Brian Schottenheimer’s offense, which is not uncommon. Cook could take a step forward if he settles and Bradford stays healthy. He could also benefit from better surrounding talent. Cook is a big play guy, but he needs some room to work. I could see him being a little more playable than he was in 2014, but I also think his ceiling is limited.
201 75 Marvin Jones WR CIN 4 144 158 As long as he’s listed as the starter, we see him as a top 100 talent, but he is going to be out for a while with a broken foot. He’s a guy to stash in deeper formats and a guy to keep an eye on in smaller ones. He still has nice upside if he’s starting, but in his absence, Tyler Eifert and Mohamed Sanu will get a chance to carve out bigger roles.
202 76 Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 11 He could end up being the most targeted Jet after Eric Decker, so he’s worth a look in really deep formats.
203 25 Derek Carr QB OAK 5 290 He looks like he could start and he’s way more valuable that Matt Schaub. Carr could have some juice in deeper leagues.
204 77 Denarius Moore WR OAK 5 Moore could get bumped down, but the thing is, he might be the Raiders’ best receiver and he has top 100 talent, so we’re keeping him up in the top 200 for now—even without knowing his role. If he regains his job as a starter, he moves up significantly. The Raiders’ top four receivers are all close. They could kill each others’ value.
205 78 Nate Washington WR TEN 9 The hope is that he begins to give way in favor of Justin Hunter, but Washington should still see pretty major snaps and is a good player. He can help deep leaguers during the bye weeks.
206 79 Paul Richardson WR SEA 4 257 Here's a rookie who gets the love from dynasty owners but not redrafters. If you play in a large format, I can think of two very good reasons to draft our guy Richardson. First, he’s a great handcuff for those who take the risk on Percy Harvin. If Harvin gets hurt, Richardson’s value could explode. At some point, it will explode anyway. People don’t know about this kid yet. Most folks are asleep on Kevin Norwood too. This is probably one of the reasons Russell Wilson is so under-valued right now.
207 10 Cincinnati Bengals DEF CIN 4 112 122 This is a very talented defense and they’ll get some players back after all the injuries in 2013. They also shored up the situation at cornerback with the drafting of Darqueze Dennard out of Michigan State. We expect them to continue playing good defense with CD Mike Zimmer, who departed to become the HC of the Vikings.
208 67 Benny Cunningham RB STL 4 He displayed adequate skills last season and he could have a role if rookie Tre Mason struggles with the offensive system. Cunningham contributes on special teams, so he should be safely off the roster bubble.
209 80 Davante Adams WR GB 9 234 Anybody with Adam’s talent that plays with Aaron Rodgers is going to be on my radar. His time may end up being 2015, but if he has a big camp, who knows. He’s also one injury away from the regular rotation. He has some appeal in deep leagues even if he can’t beat out Jarrett Boykin. He’s a player to watch in camp.
210 81 Andre Holmes WR OAK 5 255 Another Raider with potential and an uncertain role. If Holmes gets the snaps and targets, he could be a weekly fantasy option. The Raiders are one big camp battle.
211 11 San Francisco 49ers DEF SF 8 76 98 They have value because they are so solid, but a slow start seems possible with major guys facing early suspensions (Aldon Smith) or coming back from major injuries (Bowman.) I’m still willing to roll with them as my defense as long as I don’t need to take them early.
212 26 Shaun Hill QB STL 4 He's the man for 2014 unless something changes. He’s a QB3 with some upside … clearly worth less than a healthy Bradford, but he’s also better than Kellen Clemens whom the Rams had to endure in 2013.
213 1 Stephen Gostkowski K NE 10 96 114 He's right there with Prater and he’ll have another solid year feeding off of the Patriots’ offense.
214 82 Allen Robinson WR JAC 11 260 Robinson is a rookie so his season could go in a number of directions. We expect some big plays if he stays healthy, but finding consistency could be difficult and we’re not sure what his role will be early on. He has the talent to be a starter, and a good one. He’s got WR2 upside long term and WR3 potential as a rookie based on what we’ve seen on film. All that said, he needs to get healthy. He’s been missing too much time with hamstring issues.
215 68 James Starks RB GB 9 202 192 With a stud like Eddie Lacy ahead of him, Starks is a strict backup, but he’s a good one who performed well for the Packers last season. Starks knows the system cold and has the trust of the coaching staff and Aaron Rodgers. He’s the guy Eddie Lacy owners should be targeting as a handcuff.
216 69 DuJuan Harris RB GB 9 He could have a role if he gets back to 100 percent, but James Starks looks like he has a lock on the backup job. Harris has looked like his old self so far and he could be a factor if there are injuries. Like with Starks, Harris has the trust of Aaron Rodgers and the coaching staff.
217 70 Latavius Murray RB OAK 5 234 269 He has to get through camp healthy but we think he’s worth a flier in deep formats. He could also be a handcuff option for those who choose to invest in MJD. Murray is a big back with serious wheels and he has breakout potential.
218 83 Brandon LaFell WR NE 10 219 213 You really never know with the Patriots, but LaFell will have a tough time making a big impact with all of the other solid options in New England. A strong camp could move him up and there is certainly the possibility of a hybrid WR/TE role like Aaron Hernandez used to have. LaFell’s blocking ability makes that something to look out for. Right now, he’s an option in only the deepest of leagues.
219 12 Baltimore Ravens DEF BAL 11 185 200 The Ravens are a defense in transition, but they’ve added some very solid kids in the last two drafts. We think they will return to form in 2014 to at least some extent. They are a nice value pick as a DEF1 in 12-team leagues.
220 84 Miles Austin WR CLE 4 190 166 His hamstrings are a huge red flag to us. Austin has had huge troubles getting game-ready the last few seasons and he had big incentive to do so. He has an opportunity here, but I am aiming higher when looking for a late round flier.
221 13 Pittsburgh Steelers DEF PIT 12 166 195 The LBs are going to be a force and we like the addition of Mike Mitchel at safety. We expect DC Dick LeBeau to get something out of this year’s group. The Steelers should be a fantasy factor in deeper leagues.
222 14 Arizona Cardinals DEF ARI 4 102 132 If they can get Antonio Cromartie healthy, they could have a scary secondary from an athletic perspective. That said, the loss of LB Daryl Washington will leave a mark, if not a worn path, because they also lost ILN Karlos Dansby, who signed with the Browns. Stopping the run could be a problem.
223 71 Jordan Todman RB JAC 11 He's a guy to watch in camp, because he has a lot of talent, but we are a bit higher on Denard Robinson as the “quick” back in the Jags backfield.
224 2 Phil Dawson K SF 8 129 165 A solid kicker playing for a solid offense.
225 15 Green Bay Packers DEF GB 9 172 186 The Pack should have some leads and that’ll help the defense. The key to the defense helping itself will be a healthy season from Clay matthews and a return to form for newly acquired sack man Julius Peppers, who will be playing OLB versus DE. That should be interesting. The other potential impact could come with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. There’s a Lewinsky joke in there somewhere, but we’ll stay classy on that. Ha Ha could really shore up the back end of the defense if he takes too DC Dom Capers scheme quickly. The Pack should be a reasonable starter on most weeks and are a nice matchup play.
226 27 Johnny Manziel QB CLE 4 138 138 He'll be holding a clipboard and that’s to his benefit for the long term. The Browns are not a great gig for a QB right now as evidenced by their dysfunctional attack in preseason Week 2. This was the case with both QBs at the helm, and both of the are good players. Cleveland is in transition as a team. Three different coaching staffs in three seasons. Going to the vet makes sense. Johnny Football is now Johnny late-round value, but only in good sized leagues. Avoid him in most 10-team formats. His dynasty value remains high. We’re really not worried about a few shaky series with a dysfunctional offense and don’t forget history. Drew Brees sat for a year and then struggled to the point where San Diego drafted Philip Rivers. It was Brees’ fourth season that turned his career around. Manziel, Bridgewater and Bortles are all capable of playing now, but they’ll all benefit from a little time as well. I think they are all starting at some point this season. Bortles and Bridgewater still have a chance at beating out their respective incumbents. Johnny Football is still a great fantasy option once he gets in there. Foot points make a big difference. I want him as my QB3 in deep leagues.
227 28 Geno Smith QB NYJ 11 267 If he continues to use his feet as he did at the end of 2013, Smith could become a fantasy option, but his floor is shaky and the presence of Michael Vick is a problem.
228 29 Ryan Fitzpatrick QB HOU 10 231 As uninspiring as he is (Just ask Andre Johnson), Fitzpatrick could be a fantasy option as a QB2 in large leagues. He’s a solid player and he’ll have outstanding weapons. He’s going to have his share of good days.
229 72 Bryce Brown RB BUF 9 188 This may not be the year for Brown in redraft, but with an aging Fred Jackson and with CJ Spiller headed into free agency next year, Bryce could have a huge boost in value by 2015. He’s also not a bad handcuff idea for Spiller owners if you can get him late in deep leagues. That said, without an injury to Spiller, Brown’s role should be limited.
230 73 Stepfan Taylor RB ARI 4 209 225 He's going to be battling with Jonathan Dwyer for playing time behind starter Andre Ellington. Taylor lacks explosiveness, but is a good overall back with size. Dwyer has a little more appeal as a fantasy option, but it’s a legit competition that Taylor seems to be leading at the moment.
231 74 Robert Turbin RB SEA 4 281 Here's another guy who is getting written off too soon. Turbin is a very good back and he could easily torment Christine Michael’s legions of admirers by sharing time with Michael in the event of Marshawn Lynch injury. He’s a better player in passing situations and he’s a capable early down runner too.
232 75 Jonathan Dwyer RB ARI 4 This guy is a legit sleeper. He knows the offense from his time with Arians in Pittsburgh, so that is not much of a projection. He’s also a nice contrast with starter Andre Ellington and could get a role at the goal line. His prime competition is Stepfan Taylor and this is definitely a camp battle to watch closely. Taylor has the early edge, but there’s still time.
233 16 Minnesota Vikings DEF MIN 10 243 252 New HC Mike Zimmer has some talent to work with and we expect a step in the right direction. They will be a decent matchup play. We’re big on rookie OLB Anthony Barr and his chances of success are good playing under Zimmer. The Vikings could surprise a lt of people in 2014.
234 17 Buffalo Bills DEF BUF 9 187 191 They lost DC Mike Pettine to the Browns and they lost starting LB Kiko Alonso to an ACL injury, so the Bills, who may have been a riser this year are now more of a team to watch in preseason. They have potential, but we are in wait-and-see mode.
235 18 New York Giants DEF NYG 8 200 222 They have enough athleticism to make an impact if it comes together. I want to see this unit in preseason more than most.
236 3 Steven Hauschka K SEA 4 118 148 He's a good kicker and he’ll get plenty of opportunity in 2014.
237 19 New Orleans Saints DEF NO 6 170 187 They’ll get plenty of use this season with Rob Ryan’s scheme producing results and they should get some leads too with Brees and company looking strong as usual.
238 20 New York Jets DEF NYJ 11 229 228 The Jets lack fantasy teeth, though we expect better numbers this year with better safety play and perhaps a slightly improved pass rush as the young line comes into its own.
239 76 Alfred Blue RB HOU 10 288 He got our attention playing at LSU and it’s no knock to play behind Jeremy Hill. In 209 career attempts for the Tiger, Blue averaged 6.0 yards a carry. Not bad considering the teams they play every year. Blue also benefits from playing in Cam Cameron’s pro style offense. The NFL will not be that shocking for a guy who played four years in the SEC. It’s not surprising that Blue looked good in OTAs and drew praise from HC Bill O’Brien.
240 77 Bobby Rainey RB TB 7 291 Rainey is once again a factor with the injury to Charles Sims. He may end up being the best handcuff for Doug Martin owners, but Mike James is a better talent in our view.
241 78 Matt Asiata RB MIN 10 If he hangs onto the backup job, he’ll have some value, but we like Line and McKinnon more.
242 4 Justin Tucker K BAL 11 116 151 A good kicker on a team that should attempt a fair amount of field goals.
243 30 Teddy Bridgewater QB MIN 10 182 194 They are assembling a team full of great athletes and they needed a quarterback that can get them the ball. That’s what Teddy does. He’ll get the ball out and hit the playmakers in stride. OC Norv Turner is a steadying influence with a proven track record. Teddy is a safe long term play in our view, and he could have a lot more fantasy value in 2014 than people realize. The issue right now is, will he start? We’ll move him up a rung if he earns the job. If he starts as the number two, then he’s a candidate to be a strong free agent at some point during the season or a stash option in deeper formats.
244 31 Matt Cassel QB MIN 10 266 He could start, so he’s still relevant. Let’s hope that changes soon.
245 32 Chad Henne QB JAC 11 Henne should have the job for most of the 2014 season, but if rookie Blake Bortles performs well in practice, he could close the season out, since he is the presumptive long term starter. Henne is a bye week option while he starts.
246 79 Theo Riddick RB DET 9 If you read our rookie reports last year then you know we like Riddick’s all-around ability. He could definitely carve out a role as a RB/WR hybrid with the ability to play in the slot and do it well. He should end up as the 3rd back in the rotation, but his flexibility means he can be on the field with Bush or more likely with Joique Bell. Theo is a serious sleeper in deeper PPR leagues.
247 80 Dan Herron RB IND 10 We liked him coming out of Ohio State and he is now a factor in Indy with Vick Ballard done for the year and Bradshaw being injury-prone to put it mildly.
248 33 E.J. Manuel QB BUF 9 232 He's a guy to watch because he’s a good athlete if they can get him back to 100 percent. He also has a ton of skill talent around him, so just some reasonable proficiency on his part could lead to very nice production. This is the kind of value you can get if you wait out the QB run. It takes guts to do it, but you can win leagues with the strategy because the easiest things to acquire during the 16-week fantasy season are quarterbacks.
249 85 Jason Avant WR CAR 12 If none of the kids step up, then Avant could have a bigger role than he’s seen in years and he could even have some fantasy relevance in deeper PPR formats.
250 81 Denard Robinson RB JAC 11 We still love his ability and we think he could surprise a lot of people now that he’s fully healthy. Robinson will be a full time RB in 2014 and we think he has more talent than any of the other backs behind Toby Gerhart. In fact, he’s more talented that Gerhart too. The two could form a formidable 1-2 punch in time—perhaps some time this season. Denard is worth a deep flier in bigger drafts.
251 82 Isaiah Crowell RB CLE 4 Here's a super sleeper who will need some help to get a chance. Go to The Rotobahn (top toolbar) and check out our 2014 scouting reports. Start with Crowell, who has the ability to be a star tailback in the NFL. What he needs is some seasoning and a chance. He may not get a chance playing behind Ben Tate and Terrance West, but he’s a player to monitor, especially in long term leagues.
252 83 Ka'Deem Carey RB CHI 9 196 Assuming Carey wins the backup job, he is a very nice handcuff option for Matt Forte owners. Carey has the varied skill set that will play very well in Marc Trestman’s offense. If your league gives you adequate bench space, this is a player well worth handcuffing. He was a good get by the Bears in the 4th round. Having said that, the Bears are not yet committing to a #2 in their backfield with Shaun Draughn, Carey and Michael Ford all in the mix. Draughn is said to be leading the race right now. Don’t overpay for a Forte handcuff right now.
253 84 Donald Brown RB SD 10 212 219 He's now behind Ryan Mathews for early down work and he’s behind Danny Woodhead (we think) for passing down work. How much work Brown gets if both Mathews and Woodhead remain healthy is an open question. My guess is not all that much.
254 28 Delanie Walker TE TEN 9 208 176 He's no lock be be as relevant in Ken Whisenhunt’s scheme but Walker impressed enough in 2013 to be on the radar for 2014. We’ll be assessing his role and reading the the leaves as we move through preseason.
255 85 Mike James RB TB 7 James will be in the competition for snaps and carries but he’s also fighting for a roster spot. If he wins the backup job, he’s a solid handcuff, and with rookie Charles Sims out for at least 3 months, his chances are good. We like him better than Bobby Rainey, but it’ll come down to what the coaching staffs wants. James’ 2013 season ended when he broke his ankle in November. The shame of it is that he was ripping it up on Monday night Football when he went down. That performance was an eye opener for some, and it could help him land a job if Tampa lets him go.
256 86 Dexter McCluster RB TEN 9 222 264 It's hard to figure if Ken Whisenhunt can utilize him as well as Andy Reid did last season. For fantasy purposes that is. He’s got more value in PPR formats.
257 87 Damien Williams RB MIA 5 He has NFL talent and he has 3-down ability, so he’s a player to know about if he starts sniffing playing time. Read his scouting report for the full take.
258 88 Shaun Draughn RB CHI 9 He's 2nd on the depth chart right now, but we’re unconvinced that he’d be the back to own if Forte went down.
259 29 Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 11 289 He's got touchdown potential in an improving offense, but he’s still a deep option on draft day and only worth a permanent roster spot in large leagues. That said, if you somehow get shut out at TE, Lewis is a nice way to fill the spot and buy time. He’s capable of putting a hot streak together when he’s healthy as he should be to start the season.
260 89 Mike Tolbert RB CAR 12 258 He's always a good guy to roster in bigger leagues because of his diversity and goal line potential. If DeAngelo Williams breaks down, Tolbert could have more value than people realize. Jonathan Stewart is already missing time in camp.
261 86 Kenbrell Thompkins WR NE 10 242 Thompkins should improve in year two though we don’t expect big fantasy output unless there’s an injury to either Aaron Dobson or Julian Edelman. Right now, we project Thompkins to be batting with Brandon LaFell for fourth in the pecking order at receiver. Then again, things can change fast in New England so stay tuned.
262 87 Jerrell Jernigan WR NYG 8 He's getting squeezed out in the numbers game, but this guy can produce good number out of the slot if he gets the chance. If there’s an injury to Victor Cruz, Reuben Randle or Odell Beckham, you should run to the wire and grab Jernigan, who we have rated ahead of Mario Manningham.
263 34 Blake Bortles QB JAC 11 205 NHis long term value is sound, especially after the haul Jacksonville pulled in on draft day. He’s been good in preseason but Jacksonville wants to be patient and Chad Henne has actually looked quite good. Bortles will get time, especially once the Jags are out of it, but Henne will start Week 1.
264 88 Santonio Holmes WR CHI 9 He's a Bear now and that gives him some value, especially if there’s an injury to one of the big two. For now, he’s a weekly flex in big formats.
265 30 Levine Toilolo TE ATL 9 282 He's a medium talent, but he’s got a big opportunity to gain value as he steps into Tony Gonzalez’s shoes. He’s a player to keep a close eye on in training camp. This kid could be worth a roster spot in 12-team leagues.
266 90 Jacquizz Rodgers RB ATL 9 216 We think the drafting of Devonta Freeman makes him the 3rd back in Atlanta.
267 89 Andre Caldwell WR DEN 4 He's been with Peyton a few years, so he’ll be ready if they have injuries, but he projects as a depth player right now.
268 5 Robbie Gould K CHI 9 193 211 Gould is a guy I am getting in a lot of drafts. He’s a very solid option with a late ADP and relatively late bye week. Perfect.
269 6 Dan Bailey K DAL 11 148 171 Plenty of volume here. A solid option for sure.
270 7 Greg Zuerlein K STL 4 233 221 He's on an offense that should be better and he’s a big legged guy that kicks indoors and in a lot of west coast games. He can be your starter.
271 21 Chicago Bears DEF CHI 9 157 169 They really went after talent to help the defense this offseason and I think they’ve gotten the roster to a reasonable level. If DE Jared Allen can put a good year together, this unit has a chance, and they should have some leads to play with. First round CB Kyle Fuller is a very exciting player that can help a defense score fantasy points with picks and returns. DT Ego Ferguson could also make an impact as a rookie. I’m sure he thinks he will.
272 8 Adam Vinatieri K IND 10 150 175 He's a great kicker though probably with less range than in his younger years. The bottom line is that he’s indoors and playing for a strong offense with a stud QB. He can start for you.
273 9 Matt Bryant K ATL 9 189 206 He should be a good option … kicking indoors for a good offense.
274 91 LaMichael James RB SF 8 The loss of Kendall Hunter could put LaMichael back on the map. He’s now a player to keep an eye on in camp. His elbow injury is not season ending. he could be back by Week 1.
275 10 Nick Novak K SD 10 180 212 Novak is a solid performer and the Chargers are a solid offense that should provide ample opportunity. He can start for you in 12-team formats.
276 92 C.J. Anderson RB DEN 4 235 214 He's a compact power runner who was playing ahead of Ronnie Hillman at the end of last year. Unless Hillman gets his act together with pass protection and ball security, we think Anderson could be the more sensible handcuff option for Montee Ball owners. This is a position battle to watch closely in camp.
277 22 Detroit Lions DEF DET 9 197 218 New OC Teryl Austin has earned his shot and he has solid credentials. He also has a solid reputation in terms of working with defensive backs. That could be a big factor, because if the Lions get it together on the back end, their defense could get to the next level. They project to be a decent matchup play, but have the upside to be more than that. Sacks and turnovers could be happen in bunches with this group in they get things to gel.
278 11 Blair Walsh K MIN 10 160 198 He should be solid, but it’s worth remembering that he will be kicking outdoors this year as the Vikings construct their new stadium.
279 90 Stedman Bailey WR STL 4 He'll miss the first four games with a suspension, but he could have some PR appeal when he returns. Bailey can play and he’ll catch almost everything you throw at him.
280 31 John Carlson TE ARI 4 There are too many tight ends in Arizona to buy into any of them, and Bruce Arians’ systen is not exactly tight end friendly.
281 12 Shayne Graham K NO 6 210 199 He needs to keep the job, but he’s a startable asset for fantasy as long as he is the man.
282 91 Steve Johnson WR SF 8 203 203 We expect a smaller role than he’s used to though injuries can change things quickly and Michael Crabtree is oft-injured. Johnson could be a unique WR handcuff option in deeper formats.
283 13 Nate Freese K DET 9 253 He's a talented kid who could be quite valuable. He’s indoors often and the Lions’ offense is pointing up.
284 14 Mason Crosby K GB 9 136 161 We expect the Pack to rack up the points and that should make Mason a solid starting option.
285 15 Cody Parkey K PHI 7
286 92 Jarvis Landry WR MIA 5 273 He may get moved down if he has a lackluster training camp and he could move up a bit with a strong one. Landry has strong appeal for those who play in PPR formats, but he’s a rookie, so you never know how long he’ll take to get caught up to the speed of the NFL. Check out Landry’s scouting report in The Rotobahn if you haven’t already.
287 16 Nick Folk K NYJ 11 236 270 He's settles in since going to NY and he’s a decent option if you select your kicker late in a large league.
288 93 Andre Roberts WR WAS 10 He should be the 3rd receiver in Washington and that’s not going to make him all that fantasy relevant.
289 17 Dan Carpenter K BUF 9 215 254 He's a very good kicker and he could be startable as long as Buffalo can get some kind of reasonable QB play. The issue with Carpenter is those late season tilts in windy Buffalo.
290 32 Jacob Tamme TE DEN 4 One injury and he’s a PPR weapon.
291 33 Joeseph Fauria TE DET 9 He's been bumped in the rotation by rookie Eric Ebron, but Fauria still has serious red zone chops and some long term potential. He’s low on 2014 upside.
292 34 Luke Willson TE SEA 4 In an offense searching for targets with some size, Willson is an appealing sleeper in large formats. He has a shot at carving out a regular role if he can step his game up in his second season.
293 93 Lorenzo Taliaferro RB BAL 11 We are not the biggest fans of his game film, but the Ravens liked him enough to draft him and with the Ray Rice situation, the rookie has a better chance at meaningful playing time. He does have some size and some speed and it’s a scheme that fits one-cut backs. He’s a player to watch in training camp.
294 94 Martavis Bryant WR PIT 12 287 Upside alert! Bryant could spend 2014 learning and he could make a big impact because of his red zone chops. Our guess is that his breakout occurs in 2015, but this guy has a world of talent, so we’ll be watching him closely. He’s got some Justin Hunter (no, really) in him and the Steelers need some size in the red zone. Bryant’s on the radar.
295 94 Peyton Hillis RB NYG 8 Meh. He fumbles too much and no longer has the burst he had in his brief heyday. That being said, he has experience and it looks like David Wilson could be finished due to his neck injury.
296 95 Donnie Avery WR KC 6 He's incredibly unexciting, but he’ll have some appeal in deep formats as bench fodder is he hangs onto the starting gig.
297 23 Jacksonville Jaguars DEF JAC 11 We saw this defense grow under Gus Bradley in 2013 and I expect another step forward this year. They still need to add more impact talent in the front seven but they are improved and we like their young secondary.
298 95 Matthew Tucker RB PHI 7 I liked this kid a lot when I watched his film at TCU and he could evolve into a nice power back in Philly. He’s on the practice squad for now but could be back up at nay point.
299 35 Jimmy Clausen QB CHI 9 Clausen, whom we liked coming out of Notre Dame, has landed in a very favorable location. He could have some value if he wins the backup job behind Jay Cutler.
300 36 Ryan Mallett QB HOU 10 He could be the starter in Houston at some point. He’s back on the radar.
301 96 Jarius Wright WR MIN 10 He's a talented receiver who could be in the right place at the right time. The Vikes have a nice young QB and Wright’s gotten a little better each season. We expect another step forward in 2014, though fantasy relevance may not happen unless he clearly beats out Jerome Simpson for the 3rd receiver role.
302 37 Brian Hoyer QB CLE 4 He's going to start but he’s only a decent QB and he’s coming off an an ACL. He opens with a tough schedule and has a weak receiving group to work with. He’s only worth taking in 2QB formats.
303 97 LaRon Byrd WR CLE 4
304 38 Mark Sanchez QB PHI 7 He's looking like a better player in Kelly’s offense, so he’s a guy to keep tabs on as he’ll be the man in the even of a Foles injury or implosion.
305 39 Jimmy Garappolo QB NE 10 I think he’d be the guy if Brady went down.
306 98 Devin Street WR DAL 11 A nice young talent for sure, but the Cowboys are well stacked at receiver so he’s more of a long term talent.
307 99 Robert Herron WR TB 7 We really like Herron a lot and spent some time with him at the Combine. He’s talented, humble and seems like a kid ready to pay the price. What’s working against him is Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. Herron did not go to a team that needs to force him into the lineup. I don’t rule out rookie success, but he really needs to force his way into the lineup in 2014.
308 96 Joseph Randle RB DAL 11 He's pretty ordinary and the Cowboys seem to agree at this point. Randle is fighting for a roster spot with Ryan Williams.
309 35 Scott Chandler TE BUF 9 He may lose snaps if either Chris Gragg or Tony Moeaki has a strong training camp. Chandler could have TE2 value if he wins the job outright. I wouldn’t knock anybody over to draft this guy no matter what happens.
310 100 Donte Moncrief WR IND 10 265 Making a big impact as a rookie will be hard, but Moncrief has a world of talent. You rarely see receivers with his speed and body type. It’s a rare package and his long term upside playing with Andrew Luck is real. Check out his scouting report in The Rotobahn if you have not already.
311 101 Albert Wilson WR KC 6 We really like this kid as we said before the draft and he landed on the right team because KC needs receivers. Wilson may be a bit raw, but he has speed and acceleration to spare. It would not surprise me at all if Wilson made some noise in training camp.
312 102 David Nelson WR NYJ 11 He'll have value if he starts and that’s possible if Nelson can stay healthy and get back to where he was before his ACL. This guy could end up have sneaky value.
313 103 Marquise Goodwin WR BUF 9 Goodwin is a home run hitter and we expect him to hit a few more this year than he did as a rookie. Teams will already be stressed having to deal with CJ Spiller and Sammy Watkins. Goodwin’s speed will be a matchup nightmare for secondaries that lack quality depth and that’s half of the league. I love this guy as a late rounder in best ball scoring formats, because he can really make an impact that way and he’s dirt cheap right now.
314 104 Josh Huff WR PHI 7 Huff may get pushed out of the top 300 unless he has a strong camp, but this is talented player who knows Kelly’s system from his days at Oregon, so we’ll be keeping an eye on him in training camp. Go to The Rotobahn for Huff’s full scouting report.
315 36 Richard Rodgers TE GB 9 284 We did not love Rodgers’ game film as much as Green Bay obviously did, but you have to respect this kid’s potential if he is Aaron Rodgers’ TE. He’s in a training camp battle with Brandon Bostick among others, so he’s a potential asset at this point, but far from a lock. He appears to have the lead on a sizable “Pack” of options.
316 105 Brandon Lloyd WR SF 8 He's looking very good for a guy who sat out 2013 and he should make the roster at this point. Hard to imagine him getting enough snaps to matter in fantasy, but he’s back on the radar.
317 24 Philadelphia Eagles DEF PHI 7 204 238 The Eagles had a tough season defensively in 2013, but we expect better things in 2014 as they are now in year two of DC Bill Davis’ 3-4 scheme. They’ve added some help in the secondary (had to do it) and got a few potential starters in the draft. If rookie DE/OLB Marcus Smith can generate some heat off the edge and if rookie CB Jaylen Watkins (Sammy’s half brother) can help out, we could see an improved defense on the whole. They are looking like a matchup play in 12-team leagues.
318 25 Miami Dolphins DEF MIA 5 218 227 They certainly have matchup value.
319 97 Antone Smith RB ATL 9 He's got some serious speed, but he’s not a big back and they never seem to get him the ball consistently. He can be a big play threat and is by far the fastest back in Atlanta.
320 98 Travaris Cadet RB NO 6 Keep an eye on this kid. He’s the back on the Saints’ roster who could shock some people if he earns a role. He has some passing game chops that could make him a factor.
321 106 Eddie Royal WR SD 10 276 He's capable of big games and he disappears for long stretches. Danny Woodhead emergence should continue to make Royal’s role too small for fantasy viability.
322 107 Cole Beasley WR DAL 11 He could have a role out of the slot, but there’s only one ball.
323 99 Spencer Ware RB SEA 4 If the Marshawn Lynch situation continues to be ugly, Ware could become a very relevant player. He’s often an afterthought when people talk about the Seattle backfield, but he shouldn’t be. We were impressed with his ball-carrying ability at LSU. He’s a big back who likes to bring it—a Seattle back all the way.
324 108 Chris Givens WR STL 4 There are too many receivers in St. Louis and they are killing each other’s fantasy upside. Givens is a good player but he may not be able to do much more statistically that he’s done in the past. I’m concerned with what his role will be once Stedman bailey returns from his (4 game) suspension around Week 5.
325 109 Marquess Wilson WR CHI 9 His value could be as an injury replacement if one of the big two goes down, but Wilson should add something to the mix in Chicago. The size the Bears now have with their four primary targets is impressive to put it mildly. Wilson should post significantly better numbers than Earl Bennett once he returns from his broken collar bone some time around Week 4-6. He’s not a redraft option at this point, but he could be a waiver wire add once he’s healthy.
326 110 AJ Jenkins WR KC 6 We liked him coming out and expected him to do well in Frisco. Sadly, Jenkins has struggled but there are whispers that he might be ready to play more snaps and that makes him a player to watch. There’s infinite opportunity for any player who can help in the Chiefs in the passing game.
327 18 Ryan Succop K TEN 9 227 261 He's another decent option. There are many.
328 37 Brent Celek TE PHI 7 205 280 Celek will go off from time to time, but you could go broke by trying to guess when.
329 38 Jermichael Finley TE N/A 0 199 If he signs and shows good health, he could be a factor, but that has to play out. I’m not drafting Finley unless he plays in the preseason. The neck injury is a major red flag.
330 39 Troy Niklas TE ARI 4 He's had hernia surgery and then a hand injury in OTAs, so he’s behind the curve right now. We expect fantasy relevance at some point, but perhaps not in 2014.
331 40 Owen Daniels TE BAL 11 207 He's lost a step and he projects to be more of a role player, but a few injuries to any of the receivers could open up more opportunity for Daniels, who obviously knows Gary Kubiak’s system like the back of his hand. If Daniels is having a big camp, he could move up.
332 100 Mikel Leshoure RB DET 9 He's become an afterthought with the emergence of Joique Bell, but he’s a big back with some juice and he’s full healed from the injures that paged him earlier in his career. He could become a factor if there are any injuries in Detroit and he could be an interesting free agent at the end of the year.
333 101 Justin Forsett RB JAC 11 He should be a role player but he can post stats in bunches when give the chance.
334 41 Jeff Cumberland TE NYJ 11 Cumberland is a very underrated asset in the Jets passing attack, because he can actually make some plays. He’s got more upside than a lot of people realize. He’s worth rostering in really big formats.
335 40 Kirk Cousins QB WAS 10 He could do well if pushed into service. He’s a legit NFL QB.
336 102 Fozzy Whitaker RB CAR 12
337 103 Storm Johnson RB JAC 11 247 Check out his scouting report in the Rotobahn for our full take, but we think Storm has a future. What we do not envision is a major role in 2014. One nice angle is Johnson’s familiarity with Blake Bortles. They were backfield mates at UFC.
338 104 Ryan Williams RB DAL 11 He should be the backup for Demarco Murray in terms of early downs and goal line work assuming he beats out Joe Randles. The thing is, how much value is there with an injury-prone handcuff? My feeling is that it’s better to roster Lance Dunbar, because he’s proven in their system and he’s got a better chance to stay healthy.
339 41 Michael Vick QB NYJ 11 173 262 He could become very interesting if Geno Smith struggles. He’s still has more than enough speed and he knows Marty Mornhinweg’s system. Vick is actually a better fit for the Jets offensive personnel than Smith.
340 42 Robert Housler TE ARI 4 It sounds like his future could end up being with another team. Arizona is clearly looking to go with the more traditional TE model and it makes perfect sense when you look at their receivers plus Andre Ellington. Housler could get a bump if he goes to a team like the Falcons, Giants or Patriots. He looks like he’ll have scant value as a Cardinal in 2014.
341 43 Zach Miller TE SEA 4 201 He looked good in preseason and he can score for you on any week. Always worth a look in desperate times, but not a guy to target on draft day.
342 44 Vance McDonald TE SF 8 He's being given up on too soon by prognosticators, but his redraft value is sketchy with all the depth in Frisco. He’s still got long term appeal.
343 111 Quinton Patton WR SF 8 He's probably going to get buried on a really deep depth chart that features three established veterans, but Patton should have some kind of role and we like his future quite a bit. This kid loves the game and he plays like it.
344 112 Bruce Ellington WR SF 8 Andre’s cousin has a lot of ability, so check out his scouting report in The Rotobahn. Ellington’s redraft value took a hit when he landed in Frisco, because they sport a very soldi WR depth chart. This kid will start getting involved at some point this season or next. He’s a guy to watch.
345 113 Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 4 283 We like the Seattle rookies more than Kearse, but he’s a nice role player who can make some big plays.
346 114 Ryan Broyles WR DET 9 Needs to prove that he’s healthy and that he can hold up to contact and even non-contact in his case. We’ve never doubted this kid’s heart or talent, but we’re nearing Danario Alexander territory here.
347 19 Randy Bullock K HOU 10 He's a serviceable kicker who could have some value if the Texans get the offense going.
348 115 Da’Rick Rogers WR IND 10 292 So much depends on how Hakeem Nicks plays and how healthy Reggie Wayne is, but we are big fans of what Rogers could do in a full time role. He’s been with Indy for a while now without making waves. His time could be coming and if he hits he could hit big because of Andrew Luck’s ability to deliver the ball.
349 20 Josh Brown K NYG 8
350 45 Mychal Rivera TE OAK 5 He looks like he’s behind Ausberry at this point and we can see why. Rivera has some talent as a receiver, but it’ll be hard to do much with those skills as a Raider in 2014.
351 46 CJ Fiedorowicz TE HOU 10 He's good enough to develop quickly, but the Texans have a few solid options at TE, so expect him to be brought along at his own pace.
352 116 Robert Meachem WR NO 6
353 105 Silas Redd RB WAS 10 He made the team and is now a guy to keep an eye on.
354 117 Lance Moore WR PIT 12 263 We see him as a glue guy rather than a consistent fantasy producer, but when you look at Cotchery’s numbers in this offense, you have to give Moore a puncher’s chance. We really won’t know until the season starts. We worry about the Steelers wanting to get Dri Archer more involved as the year goes on and that should hurt Moore.
355 42 Mike Glennon QB TB 7 If he gets a chance, he could do well. They have assembled an impressive array of skill talent in Tampa. If they can protect the passer, things could start going well soon.
356 47 Virgil Green TE DEN 4 He's a talent and they will start finding more ways to get him involved. Julius Thomas broke out last year and owns the job at TE, but Thomas has had ankle issues for years. If Orange Julius goes down, Virgil is the guy we’d add off of waivers, not Jacob Tamme, who offers little other than soft hands.
357 48 Dion Sims TE MIA 5
358 118 Dontrelle Inman WR SD 10 He's a big bodied guy whose been honing his game in the CFL the last two seasons after a being a 4-year player at Virginia. A quick glance at the SD depth chart says he has an opportunity here. Malcom Floyd’s long in the tooth and Eddie Royal is not an outside weapon or a consistent one. Vincent Brown is rumored to be on the roster bubbler. Inman is a guy to keep a close eye on.
359 49 Lance Kendricks TE STL 4 This guy is underrated. If Cook implodes or gets hurt, Kendricks could make a name for himself.
360 43 Zach Mettenbereger QB TEN 9 Locker should get this season, but unless he finds his game and his durability at the same time, he’s going to be available in free agency. Meanwhile, if Mettenberger is 100 percent healthy when he gets his chance, he could do very well. The Titans have some outstanding talent
361 119 Jacoby Jones WR BAL 11 He's a big play guy with little consistency week-to-week because of his role.
362 120 Ted Ginn WR ARI 4 He's going to be in a training camp battle with rookie John Brown. A clean win would give him some limited fantasy appeal in big formats and best ball leagues.
363 121 Jeff Janis WR GB 9 He’s been flashing, but even his big play in Week 2 was a body-catch on a drag route. He’s not ready to play outside and make his own bones just yet, but he can be a VERY effective 4th receiver when they want to use him that way. Janis is an athletic freak with a future IF he can refine his routes and learn to trust his hands.
364 122 Brice Butler WR OAK 5
365 123 Vincent Brown WR SD 10 I'm surprised that the world has given up on this kid. He’s still very young and he has enough talent, but he’s also the kind of receiver who needs to find his way. Brown missed a full season with a major injury. 2014 represents his 3rd full season (factoring in a missed 2012) and his second season post injury. With a gaping void opposite Keenan Allen, I’m surprised that more people aren’t at least pointing out Brown’s opportunity. He’s the kind of receiver who could thrive working underneath with monsters like LaDarius Green and Allen stretching the field. Malcom Floyd was never a great talent and he’s well past his prime. Brown’s got more fantasy upside, especially in PPR formats. This is a potential position battle even though most outlets have already given the job to Floyd. We’ll know more in a month or so.
366 124 Corey Brown WR CAR 12 He's a player with talent and a great feel for the game. It would not surprise us at all if he had a good camp or if he developed over the next year or two. Philly Brown is a football player.
367 21 Mike Nugent K CIN 4 274 He's a solid kicker on an offense that should move the ball, but he kicks in a lousy weather division with no domes. He’s a bye week option.
368 106 Henry Josey RB JAC 11 He was our 18th ranked rookie RB and he had a great camp with Philadelphia. Now he resides of the Jags practice squad. He’s an NFL back.
369 125 Santana Moss WR WAS 10
370 22 Sebastian Janikowski K OAK 5 169 237 Could have a resurgence but I hate kickers that get hurt.
371 50 Ben Watson TE NO 6
372 51 Brandon Williams TE CAR 12 He's a big athletic guy worth keeping tabs on, especially when you consider the Panther’s lack of options in the passing game.
373 126 Kevin Norwood WR SEA 4 Seattle lacks size on the outside and we see Norwood as a game-ready guy, but he is now down with a foot injury and is out indefinitely. He’s not draftable in redraft leagues as things currently stand. Read his full scouting report at The Rotobahn if you haven’t already.
374 44 Drew Stanton QB ARI 4 He should be the next QB up in the even of a Carson Palmer injury. With the talent on hand in Arizona, that makes Stanton a name to know.
375 45 Matt Flynn QB GB 9 He has value if Rodgers goes down because Green Bay’s offense is so good overall.
376 46 Logan Thomas QB ARI 4 Arians sees his upside and he’s worth a late round dynasty pick just in case he gets that job at some point.
377 52 Brandon Bostick TE GB 9 Bostick flashed potential in 2013, but he has to win the job. His primary competition will come from Richard Rodgers and Colt Lyerla … and potentially Jermichael Finley if the Pack brings him back.
378 47 Tavaris Jackson QB SEA 4
379 23 Caleb Sturgis K MIA 5 244 235 He's a playable kicker most weeks.
380 127 Ifeanyi Momah WR PHI 7 He's a huge target with some talent and he’s a guy to watch in Chip Kelly’s offense if there are injuries. He’s performed well so far in camp.
381 107 Cierre Wood RB BAL 11 Cierre is an underrated talent who could do well if given some touches, and it’s not beyond the realm that he gets a chance this year with the Ravens, who are looking for some answers at RB after last season. Wood was with new OC Gary Kubiak in Houston, so the zone scheme is not new to him.
382 53 David Ausberry TE OAK 5 We like this kid’s upside as we said last year before he got hurt. If he can take the job in full, he could be a fantasy factor at some point. He’s a very physical guy who can make some things happen after the catch. He’s been nicked up in camp, so avoid him for now.
383 54 Zach Sudfeld TE NYJ 11 Sudfeld needs to get through camp healthy and ahead of Jeff Cumberland on the depth chart. If he does that, we’ll get interested. He is a diverse talent, so he’s worth keeping tabs on.
384 128 Chris Owusu WR TB 7 If he can stay healthy, he could earn a role as the 3rd receiver, but we like rookie Robert Herron better for the long term.
385 129 Aldrick Robinson WR WAS 10
386 108 Zach Line RB MIN 10 I’ve been a fan of Line’s ever since I watched his game tape at SMU in 2013. He can make an impact as a jack-of-all-trades and fantasy relevance is not out of the question. He’s got that quality that you see in players like Joel Dreesen, Marcel Reece and Mike Tolbert. The guy is a pure football player.
387 109 Orleans Darkwa RB MIA 5
388 55 Gavin Escobar TE DAL 11 Can he find a way to get enough snaps and subsequent targets? We think Escobar is a 2015 breakout versus a 2014. Jason Witten should have one solid year left.
389 56 Adrien Robinson TE NYG 8 He needs to show something in preseason to show us that he’s more than a hot topic. This kid has a huge opportunity and he could become relevant for fantasy purposes if he wins the starting job.
390 130 Kris Durham WR DET 9 Still a guy to know about if there are any injuries in Detroit.
391 131 Clyde Gates WR NYJ 11 A speed demon that plays with a chip when he’s healthy, but needs to avoid getting nicked up. He’s a possible cut and a possible sleeper too. If I was Carolina, I’d have my eye on this kid. He’d be a great deep option for them.
392 57 Anthony Fasano TE KC 6
393 132 Ryan Grant WR WAS 10 This kid can play and he’s going to keep moving up the depth chart, but his value is capped in the near term due to all the depth in Washington’s receiving corps.
394 133 Jerome Simpson WR MIN 10 Simpson has ability, but we’re projecting him as more of a role player in 2014.
395 110 Zach Bauman RB ARI 4
396 111 Zurlon Tipton RB IND 10 He's a name to know because Vick Ballard is done for the year. With oft-injured Ahmad Bradshaw holding down the fort behind T-Rich, anybody with a pulse is relevant in Indy. Tipton has more than just a pulse. He’s a big strong runner with a decent all-around game that fits the Colts’ scheme. Welcome to the radar, Zurlon.
397 112 George Atkinson III RB OAK 5 This guy has speed and tackle-breaking ability. If he gets a chance, he could surprise some people. Right now, he’s a ways away from meaningful playing time.
398 134 Brandon Gibson WR MIA 5 He's ahead of rookie Landry for now, but we doubt he stays there all year. He’s a JAG.
399 48 Matt Schaub QB OAK 5 268 I'm not drafting Schaub outside of 2QB formats. There’s just not enough upside when you consider the depth of the position. Leave him for the waiver wire.
400 113 Marcel Reece RB OAK 5 Never a guy to forget about because injuries always seem to happen to the backs in Oakland. Reece can excel as a feature back when need be, but he’s injured right now and will out for a few weeks. He’s off the redraft radar.
401 114 Andre Brown RB n/a 0 181 239 Brown can play but he’s had plenty of injuries. Now he’s been cut loose by Houston and we suspect he’ll have a new home by the next time I update this space. Stay tuned.
402 135 DeVier Posey WR HOU 10 He's heathy now and he’s a big body with some ability. If Andre Johnson had been dealt, Posey would have had some legit value. Now he’s a player to watch in camp.
403 24 Cairo Santos K KC 6
404 136 Josh Boyce WR NE 10 Keep an eye on him in camp. Boyce has plenty of talent and he could be the next in line at some point. Boyce’s issue is that the lineup is pretty well stacked on the inside. It may take an injury for Boyce to break out in 2014. Just remember that he has the talent.
405 137 Rishard Matthews WR MIA 5 Matthews has some game, but he’s on the fringe of the depth chart and it’ll be hard to make a weekly impact.
406 138 Deonte Thompson WR BAL 11
407 139 Griff Whelan WR IND 10
408 140 Justin Brown WR PIT 12
409 141 Travis Benjamin WR CLE 4 Benjamin is a very talented kid but he’s coming off of an ACL injury, so we’ll have to see where he’s at in camp. If he’s all the way back, the Browns have a very interesting group of small quick receivers with Benjamin, Andrew Hawkins and UDFA Chandler Jones, who we like.
410 115 Lache Seastrunk RB 0 240 He's a free avant and we think he’ll land somewhere. I’d hang onto him in long term formats. He’s off the redraft radar for now.
411 116 Kenjon Barner RB 0 Barner was waiver due to injury and could make a return at some point. He’s off the redraft radar for now, but he has for-sure value if Chip Kelly brings him back.
412 26 Tennessee Titans DEF TEN 9
413 117 LaDarius Perkins RB GB 9 We really like this kid’s game, but he’s a depth player in 2014 if he makes the squad.
414 58 Andrew Quarless TE GB 9 243
415 59 Brandon Myers TE TB 7
416 60 Ryan Griffin TE HOU 10 Griffin is worth following because he has receiving talent, there are three viable tight ends in Houston right now and we’re not going to bet heavy on any of them in redraft leagues.
417 142 Greg Little WR OAK 5 Huge upside but hands matter when you play receiver.
418 143 Stephen Hill WR NYJ 11 He's a potential breakout and he’s also a guy who could be looking for a job in a year or two. It’s all about his knees and his hands and you really can’t count on either. Hill could go off if he gets healthy and the game slows down a bit for him. He’s had a rough go of it with the Jets and their offensive ugliness of the past two years. Having to play in Tony Sparano’s offense as a rookie was cruel and unusual and he could not get healthy in 2013. If Hill continues to have a good camp, he could start and that could make him a viable draft day sleeper. We’ll be keeping an eye on him.
419 144 L'Damian Washington WR SF 8 We really like Washington and you can check out his scouting report for all the details. He has size and speed, so he’s a guy to monitor for his big play capability, but he looks like a 2-3 year project and Frisco is loaded at WR this year..
420 25 Graham Gano K CAR 12 279 He's a decent kicker, but not one you need to suceed.
421 49 Dustin Vaughan QB DAL 11 We like Vaughan a lot and Dallas could be a great place for him to play. They obviously have good skill talent.
422 145 Michael Campanaro WR BAL 11 We really like this rookie and we think he could play right away if need be. Check out his full scouting report in The Rotobahn.
423 118 William Powell RB HOU 10 The journeyman has landed in Houston … and has no fantasy value at this time.
424 146 Nick Toon WR NO 6 He's having a strong camp and he’s a talented kid with some size. It’s relevant if any receivers get hurt in New Orleans.
425 147 Jaron Brown WR ARI 4
426 119 Michael Cox RB NYG 8
427 148 Greg Salas WR NYJ 11 He's a solid talent that will stick with a team eventually. Will it be the 2014 Jets? Probably not, but maybe.
428 120 Anthony Dixon RB BUF 9
429 50 Brandon Weeden QB DAL 11
430 51 Brock Osweiler QB DEN 4 He seems to be the guy they’d go to if Peyton goes down and he’d have some value with all the skill talent in Denver. He’s a big-armed kid who can really sling it.
431 121 Ronnie Brown RB HOU 10 He's like Jason. Brown is back again after the big shake-up in Houston’s backfield. He can be a glue guy for them, but he won’t pay the bills if Foster goes down.
432 122 Daryl Richardson RB NYJ 11 If he’s over his turf toe injury, he could earn a role in NY over time. He’s a good fit the Mornhinweg offense. He’s on the practice squad for now.
433 61 Brandon Pettigrew TE DET 9 He should be in more of a blocking role this season.
434 149 Solomon Patton WR TB 7
435 150 Drew Davis WR ATL 9 Looks like the 4th option in Atlanta now and he could make an impact if there’s an injury.
436 123 BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB n/a 0 256 Should be pushed to the bench or off the roster, but we’ll have to see how the Summer plays out.
437 62 Chris Gragg TE BUF 9
438 124 Jeff Demps RB TB 7
439 151 Allen Hurns WR JAC 11
440 152 Dwayne Harris WR DAL 11
441 27 Indianapolis Colts DEF IND 10 224 223
442 153 Leonard Hankerson WR WAS 10
443 154 Joseph Morgan WR NO 6
444 125 Cyrus Gray RB KC 6 Talented but a bit buried and we like rookei Charcandrick West out of Abilene Christian too.
445 63 Ed Dickson TE CAR 12 He has talent, but he’s disappointed for a few years now. Maybe a waiver wire guy if he gets it together.
446 155 Quincy Enunwa WR NYJ 11 He was the last receiver the Jets took in the draft but we think he was the best. At some point this year or next we think Enunwa can make a move for playing time. Go to The Rotobahn and check out Quincy’s scouting report. He’s a great sleeper in long term leagues.
447 156 Willie Snead WR CLE 4
448 157 Austin Pettis WR STL 4
449 158 Jeremy Gallon WR NE 10 I like Gallon a lot but he’s low on the totem pole at this point. If he has a role from scrimmage, he’ll have some PPR appeal. I’m think practice squad at this point.
450 26 Chandler Catanzaro K ARI 4 277 Feely is worth rostering when he’s on a hot streak and his team is giving him chances, but when he gets cold, run for the hills.
451 52 Tom Savage QB HOU 10 We think he’ll get a chance and perhaps as soon as this season. They have nice weapons until AJ goes over the hill.
452 159 Damian Williams WR MIA 5
453 126 Alfonso Smith RB SF 8
454 127 Jonas Gray RB NE 10
455 160 Keshawn Martin WR HOU 10 He's had issues with his hands, but we still like his potential.
456 64 Demetrius Harris TE KC 6
457 128 Chris Thompson RB WAS 10 He got cut but landed on the practice squad.
458 53 Ryan Griffin QB NO 6
459 161 TJ Graham WR TEN 9
460 27 Shaun Suisham K PIT 12 240 248 A bye week option. Pitt is a tough place to kick.
461 129 Marcus Lattimore RB SF 8 246 We just aren’t buying into him being what he was. It would be great as a feel-good story, but for fantasy purposes, it’s not worth the risk.
462 28 Matt Prater (susp) K DEN 4 98 113 Prater will be out until Week 5 due to a suspension. Do not draft him as your Week 1 starter.
463 29 Josh Scobee K JAC 11
464 28 Washington Redskins DEF WAS 10 285
465 162 Saalim Hakim WR 0
466 163 Tavarres King WR CAR 12 There's opportunity in Carolina, especially if you have speed and the ability to make plays downfield. Tavarres has that, and he’s had a full offseason as a Panther, so he could make some waves with a strong training camp. He’s a player to watch.
467 130 Chris Ogbonnaya RB CLE 4
468 164 Brandon Coleman WR NO 6
469 131 James Wilder Jr. RB CIN 4
470 30 Billy Cundiff K CLE 4 A bye week replacement.
471 132 Roy Finch RB NE 10
472 133 Rex Burkhead RB CIN 4
473 65 Kellen Davis TE NYG 8
474 54 Landry Jones QB PIT 12
475 134 Terrance Cobb RB JAC 11
476 31 Kai Forbath K WAS 10
477 32 Connor Barth K TB 7 275
478 55 AJ McCarron QB CIN 4 Boy did he find the right team. Andy Dalton has more than his share of implode-ability, and McCarron could thrive running that offense with such dependable weapons and a great running game. He’s not special, but he’s pretty good and dependable. This is a fair fight in Cincy.
479 135 Alex Green RB 0 He could become a factor at some point if he gets picked up. He looked like he had some of his old burst in the first preseason game.
480 136 David Fluellen RB IND 10 He's been dealt to Indy and that’s a better situation for him. He’s a guy to keep an eye on, but we see his 2014 future on the practice squad.
481 165 Brad Smith WR PHI 7 He's a great special teamer but he’s never evolved fully as a receiver. He’s off the fantasy radar for now, but you never know with Chip Kelly. Smith is an exciting talent with the ball in his hands.
482 137 Charcandrick West RB KC 6 Practice squad
483 66 Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE 10
484 56 Blaine Gabbert QB SF 8
485 57 Aaron Murray QB KC 6 This is where Alex Smith owners should put their chips if they want a hedge move. Murray could execute Andy Reid’s system flawlessly right now if he was 100 percent. He could be the opening day starter in KC by 2015.
486 166 Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 12
487 58 Josh Johnson QB SF 8
488 67 James Hanna TE DAL 11
489 138 Marion Grice RB SD 10 Grice has nice overall ability, great feet and a good feel for the game. He’ll make it as a pro, but he’s got a log jam on the SD depth chart, so be patient.
490 167 Mario Manningham WR NYG 8 Not the same as he was pre-injury.
491 68 James Casey TE PHI 7
492 168 Ace Sanders WR JAC 11
493 139 Kapri Bibbs RB DEN 4
494 169 Cobi Hamilton WR CIN 4
495 170 Nate Burleson WR 0 He's a free agent.
496 59 Terrelle Pryor QB SEA 4 If he gets a chance, he can score major fantasy points.
497 60 Ryan Nassib QB NYG 8
498 69 Erik Swoope TE IND 10 He’ another HOOPS convert who is trying to become a TE. Reports are that he’s got a shot to make it eventually, but he should be an afterthought this season.
499 171 Jeremy Ross WR DET 9
500 172 Damaris Johnson WR PHI 7

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