So, who are the Top 200 Fantasy Football Players heading into 2012?
Where does a guy like Maurice Jones-Drew rank heading into 2012 redraft leagues? Does he have another year or two left? How about Drew Brees and Tom Brady? Is there a big difference in their redraft and dynasty values as it relates to a Top 200 Ranking? What about Adrian Peterson, who is going to likely miss time early on in 2012… where does he rank heading into this year and into the future?
Below are two sets of Top 200 Player Rankings; one redraft Top 200 List and one dynasty Top 200 List. Let’s take a look at both.
These rankings are based on standard PPR scoring; Line-up: 1QB, 2RBs, 2WRs, 1Flex, 1TE, 1K, 1DST.
Redraft Top 200
Rankings created by: Smitty
Maurice Jones-Drew has a top 12 rank in redraft formats, however, you will find him quite a bit lower than No. 7 overall on the dynasty list to the right.
Get ready for a HUGE 2012 and beyond. A.J. Green is quite possibly the next Calvin Johnson, and we could see all this right out of the gate in 2012.
It’s tough to slot Marshawn Lynch heading into 2012, as he could bust or be a top 7-10 rusher.
His running makes him a risky long-term option, although Michael Vick could turn out to be one of this year’s bigger value grabs.
We expect a big drop off for Steven Jackson this season; we expect even more of a drop off in 2013.
Tough to know what to expect out of Peyton Manning; he has monster potential given his current 2012 redraft ADP.
Dynasty Top 200
Rankings created by: Smitty
Trent Richardson has a grip of upside right out of the gate in 2012, which is why I have him ranked No. 22 in redraft leagues… as you can see, though, I have him at the 12 spot in dynasty leagues and I think his ceiling could actually be in the top five.
Julio Jones jumps from 18 on the redraft Top 200 to 14 when looking at this dynasty Top 200; Jones is capable of being one of the top 2-3 receivers in the NFL in 1-2 seasons.
Drew Brees and Tom Brady are both 33 (Brady turns 34 in August), but I still have these two as top 25 overall players heading into dynasty formats. Why? Because 2-3 years is an eternity and sometimes dynasty leagues only last 3-4 years before they fall apart… these two can lead all fantasy scorers in 2012 and 2013; that makes them both underrated dynasty players in all formats!
Michael Turner has a ton of miles on those tires, which is why I project him to slow down by the end of the 2012 NFL season. If you own Turner in dynasty formats, you may want to let him shine a bit early on in 2012, then consider selling high.
This could be too low, but until Peyton Manning proves who his No. 1 is, it’s tough ranking Demaryius Thomas too high in dynasty formats.
While I don’t think all three of Justin Blackmon, Michael Floyd and Kendall Wright will end up being studs, I think one of these three can climb rather quickly from these slots.
I admit it, both of Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck could prove to be extremely undervalued when all is said and done in 2012.
I realize this seems a bit low, but Frank Gore is on the decline. He could have a surprisingly-solid 2012, but my guess is that he does alright at times, then drops off big-time in terms of value heading into 2013.