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Fantasy Football Preseason Rankings 2012

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updated 8/27/12

Preseason QB Rankings

Rank Player Team Bye Joe AJ
1 Aaron Rodgers  GB 10 1 2
1 Drew Brees  NO 6 2 1
3 Tom Brady  NE 9 3 3
4 Matthew Stafford  DET 5 4 4
5 Cam Newton  CAR 6 5 5
6 Eli Manning  NYG 11 6 7
6 Michael Vick  PHI 7 7 6
8 Matt Ryan  ATL 7 8 9
9 Tony Romo  DAL 5 11 8
10 Peyton Manning  DEN 7 9 11
10 Philip Rivers  SD 7 10 10
12 Ben Roethlisberger  PIT 4 12 12
13 Matt Schaub    HOU 8 13 13
14 Jay Cutler  CHI 6 14 14
15 Carson Palmer  OAK 5 16 15
16 Andy Dalton  CIN 8 15 17
17 Joe Flacco    BAL 8 17 16
18 Josh Freeman  TB 5 18 18
19 Robert Griffin III    WAS 10 19 19
20 Ryan Fitzpatrick  BUF 8 20 21
20 Alex Smith  SF 9 21 20
22 Andrew Luck    IND 4 23 22
23 Sam Bradford  STL 9 22 24
24 Mark Sanchez  NYJ 9 27 23
25 Jake Locker  TEN 11 26 26
25 Russell Wilson SEA 11 25 25
27 Matt Cassel  KC 7 24 28
28 Christian Ponder  MIN 11 29 27
29 John Skelton  ARI 10 28 29
30 Brandon Weeden    CLE 10 30 31
31 Blaine Gabbert  JAC 6 32 30
32 Ryan Tannehill    MIA 7 31 32
Cam Newton’s rookie season
was one for the record books.
Now that teams have a year of tape
on him, will he continue to have that
success or will there be a bit of a
sophomore slump?

  Preseason RB Rankings

Was last year a fluke? Will the
off season issues be an problem
or result in suspension? Maybe,
but without a doubt you can say
he was one of the best running backs
last season.  So unless a suspension
does come you should have no issues
drafting him early.

Rank Player Team Bye Joe AJ
1 Arian Foster HOU 8 2 1
1 Ray Rice  BAL 8 1 2
3 LeSean McCoy  PHI 7 3 3
4 Chris Johnson  TEN 11 4 4
5 Matt Forte  CHI 6 5 5
6 Marshawn Lynch  SEA 11 6 6
7 Adrian Peterson   MIN 11 8 7
8 DeMarco Murray  DAL 5 7 9
9 Jamaal Charles  KC 7 9 8
10 Michael Turner    ATL 7 11 10
10 Darren McFadden  OAK 5 10 11
12 Maurice Jones-Drew  JAC 6 13 12
12 Ryan Mathews  SD 7 12 13
14 Steven Jackson  STL 9 14 15
15 Darren Sproles  NO 6 17 14
16 Frank Gore  SF 9 18 16
16 Fred Jackson  BUF 8 16 18
16 Trent Richardson     CLE 10 15 19
19 Ahmad Bradshaw  NYG 11 20 17
20 Willis McGahee  DEN 7 19 21
21 Reggie Bush    MIA 7 21 20
22 Jonathan Stewart  CAR 6 22 23
23 Shonn Greene  NYJ 9 25 22
24 Beanie Wells  ARI 10 24 25
25 Kevin Smith    DET 5 26 24
26 DeAngelo Williams  CAR 6 28 26
27 Doug Martin    TB 5 29 27
28 Roy Helu  WAS 10 31 28
28 Evan Royster WAS 10 27 32
30 Mark Ingram  NO 6 32 29
30 Pierre Thomas  NO 6 30 31
32 BenJarvus Green-Ellis  CIN 8 36 30
33 Michael Bush  CHI 6 33 34
34 Donald Brown  IND 4 34 35
35 Ben Tate  HOU 8 35 36
36 C.J. Spiller  BUF 8 40 33
37 Isaac Redman    PIT 4 37 38
38 David Wilson    NYG 11 36 40
39 Cedric Benson  GB 10 38 39
40 Peyton Hillis    KC 7 42 37
41 Toby Gerhart  MIN 11 39 41
42 Ryan Williams  ARI 10 41 42
44 James Starks  GB 10 44 43
43 LeGarrette Blount  TB 5 45 44
43 Daniel Thomas  MIA 7 43 46
45 Tim Hightower WAS 10 46 46
46 Felix Jones  DAL 5 48 45
47 Brandon Jacobs    SF 9 47 47
48 Jacquizz Rodgers  ATL 7 51 48
48 Stevan Ridley  NE 9 50 49
50 Mike Tolbert  CAR 6 49 51
51 Mikel Leshoure  DET 5 51 50

 Preseason WR Rankings

Rank Player Team Bye Joe AJ
1 Calvin Johnson  DET 5 1 1
2 Andre Johnson  HOU 8 3 2
3 Larry Fitzgerald  ARI 10 2 3
4 Roddy White  ATL 7 5 4
5 Greg Jennings    GB 10 4 6
6 Wes Welker    NE 9 6 5
7 A.J. Green  CIN 8 7 7
8 Hakeem Nicks  NYG 11 9 8
9 Brandon Marshall  CHI 6 10 9
9 Steve Smith  CAR 6 8 11
11 Jordy Nelson  GB 10 11 10
12 Julio Jones  ATL 7 12 13
13 Mike Wallace  PIT 4 16 12
13 Victor Cruz    NYG 11 13 15
15 Marques Colston  NO 6 15 14
16 Brandon Lloyd  NE 9 14 16
17 Demaryius Thomas  DEN 7 18 18
17 Dwayne Bowe  KC 7 19 17
17 Vincent Jackson  TB 5 17 19
20 Jeremy Maclin  PHI 7 21 20
21 Dez Bryant  DAL 5 20 22
22 Steve Johnson  BUF 8 23 21
23 Antonio Brown  PIT 4 22 23
24 Percy Harvin  MIN 11 24 24
25 Torrey Smith  BAL 8 26 26
25 Pierre Garcon  WAS 10 25 27
27 DeSean Jackson  PHI 7 29 25
28 Santonio Holmes  NYJ 9 27 29
29 Eric Decker  DEN 7 28 31
30 Reggie Wayne  IND 4 32 28
31 Malcom Floyd    SD 7 30 32
32 Miles Austin  DAL 5 35 30
33 Kenny Britt  TEN 11 34 33
34 Sidney Rice  SEA 11 31 38
35 Nate Washington  TEN 11 33 37
36 Robert Meachem  SD 7 36 36
37 Justin Blackmon    JAC 6 38 35
38 Anquan Boldin  BAL 8 40 34
39 Darrius Heyward-Bey  OAK 5 37 39
40 Lance Moore  NO 6 39 40
41 Denarius Moore  OAK 5 41 41
42 Titus Young  DET 5 43 42
43 Michael Crabtree  SF 9 42 44
44 Laurent Robinson  JAC 6 46 43
45 Mike Williams  TB 5 45 46
46 Jacoby Ford  OAK 5 47 45
47 Michael Floyd    ARI 10 44 50
48 Mario Manningham  SF 9 49 47
49 Devery Henderson    NO 6 48 49
50 Greg Little  CLE 10 51 48
51 James Jones  GB 10 54 52
52 Nate Burleson DET 5 53 55
53 Jonathan Baldwin KC 7 52 57
54 Josh Morgan WAS 10 50 61
54 Randy Moss    SF 9 57 54
56 Jason Avant  PHI 7 61 51
56 Austin Collie  IND 4 56
58 Santana Moss WAS 10 60 53
58 Doug Baldwin  SEA 11 55 58
60 Eddie Royal SD 7 56 59
61 Rueben Randle    NYG 11 58 61
61 Brandon LaFell  CAR 6 59 60
Can AJ Green improve on
last years amazing rookie
campaign? We think so as
we have him ranked 9th overall.

Preseason TE Rankings

Gronk was a beast last year
setting a tight end record catching
17 touchdowns last season. Expect
some drop off from that but he still
should be the best tight end.
Rank Player Team Bye Joe AJ
1 Rob Gronkowski  NE 9 1 2
2 Jimmy Graham  NO 6 2 1
3 Aaron Hernandez  NE 9 4 3
3 Antonio Gates  SD 7 3 4
5 Jermichael Finley  GB 10 7 5
5 Vernon Davis  SF 9 6 6
7 Tony Gonzalez    ATL 7 5 8
8 Fred Davis  WAS 10 8 7
9 Brandon Pettigrew  DET 5 9 9
10 Owen Daniels  HOU 8 10 11
11 Brent Celek  PHI 7 13 10
11 Jason Witten    DAL 5 11 12
13 Jacob Tamme  DEN 7 14 13
14 Jared Cook  TEN 11 12 17
15 Coby Fleener    IND 4 16 14
16 Jermaine Gresham  CIN 8 17 16
17 Martellus Bennett    NYG 11 20 15
17 Greg Olsen  CAR 6 15 20
19 Dustin Keller  NYJ 9 19 19
20 Kellen Winslow  SEA 11 18 21
21 Ed Dickson  BAL 8 22 18
22 Marcedes Lewis  JAC 6 21 22
23 Lance Kendricks  STL 9 23 23
24 Dennis Pitta  BAL 8 26 24
24 Anthony Fasano  MIA 7 24 26
24 Scott Chandler  BUF 8 25 25

 Preseason K Rankings

Rank Player Team Bye Joe AJ
1 Stephen Gostkowski  NE 9 1 3
2 Sebastian Janikowski  OAK 5 3 2
2 David Akers  SF 9 4 1
4 Mason Crosby  GB 10 2 4
5 Garrett Hartley  NO 6 5 6
6 Alex Henery  PHI 7 7 5
7 Dan Bailey  DAL 5 6 7
8 Matt Bryant  ATL 7 9 8
9 Rob Bironas    TEN 11 12 10
9 Jason Hanson  DET 5 13 9
11 Justin Tucker BAL 8 11 12
12 Matt Prater  DEN 7 8 19
12 Nate Kaeding    SD 7 16 11
14 Mike Nugent    CIN 8 14 14
14 Robbie Gould  CHI 6 15 13
16 Shayne Graham  HOU 8 10 21
17 Graham Gano WAS 10 18 20
17 Lawrence Tynes    NYG 11 20 18
19 Jay Feely  ARI 10 22 17
20 Dan Carpenter  MIA 7 17 25
21 Olindo Mare  CAR 6 19 24
21 Rian Lindell  BUF 8 27 16
21 Adam Vinatieri  IND 4 28 15
24 Shaun Suisham  PIT 4 24 23
24 Josh Brown NYJ 9 25 22
26 Greg Zuerlein  STL 9 21 32
26 Blair Walsh  MIN 11 26 27
28 Connor Barth  TB 5 23 31
29 Steven Hauschka  SEA 11 30 26
30 Ryan Succop  KC 7 29 30
30 Phil Dawson    CLE 10 31 28
32 Josh Scobee  JAC 6 32 29
Mason Crosby will again have
a lot of chances to put up points
for the fantasy owner who drafts
him, due to the high scoring
offense of the Green Bay Packers.

Preseason Def/St Rankings


Patrick Willis and the 49ers proved to be the
most dominant defense last year.  This year
should be no different and will be the first
defense drafted in most leagues.
Rank Team Bye Joe AJ
1 49ers 9 1 1
2 Lions 5 2 3
2 Eagles 7 3 2
4 Texans 8 4 5
5 Ravens 8 6 4
6 Bears 6 5 7
7 Steelers 4 8 6
8 Jets 9 7 8
9 Bengals 8 9 10
10 Seahawks 11 10 11
11 Falcons 7 11 13
12 Packers 10 16 9
13 Chiefs 7 12 14
14 Broncos 7 15 12
15 Giants 11 13 15
16 Bills 8 14 16
17 Cowboys 5 17 18
17 Cardinals 10 18 17
19 Redskins 10 20 21
19 Dolphins 7 21 20
19 Chargers 7 22 19
22 TItans 11 19 24
23 Patriots 9 23 22
24 Rams 9 26 25
25 Browns 10 25 27
25 Panthers 6 29 23
27 Raiders 5 27 26
28 Jaguars 6 24 31
29 Vikings 11 28 30
30 Saints 6 30 29
30 Buccaneers 5 31 28
32 Colts 4 32 32

About Joe Bond

Not just another "Average Joe" when it comes to Fantasy Sports, he is the fantasy brain trust behind the up-and-coming FantasySixPack.net website. He has been spreading his love and addiction of fantasy sports there and many other sites including SoCalledFantasyExperts.com, FantasyPros.com, and FanDuel.com. Joe has finished as the No. 5 Fantasy Football Draft Ranker on Fantasy Pros in 2014, while being the No. 1 QB ranker for in-season during 2016. He has also finished in the top-15 twice for Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings. You can find him on Twitter, @fantasysixpack, where he is waiting by the keyboard for your question.

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