Fantasy Football Rankings: The SideLion Report Top 100

Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) after winning the NFC Wild Card playoff game 24-10 at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

A number of websites have opened up their 2013 fantasy football leagues with some drafts already underway. I don’t recommend drafting so far in advance of the season but it isn’t a bad time to start planning ahead.

Why a top 100 and not individual position rankings? Drafts aren’t conducted position by position so a choice to select any player or position is also a choice against all other players and positions. An opportunity cost is involved and my rankings are specifically formed to take that into account.

First, a couple quick notes:

  • It is natural to want to see where your favorite players land in any set of rankings.I assure you that any disappointment you may find is not a result of me being a hater. In fact, my numbers-based methodology doesn’t even allow for me to insert any biases I may hold – unless you know of an Excel function I don’t know about.
  • Josh Gordon‘s suspension has been figured into these rankings with Gordon slipping from 78 to just outside the top 100. While missing the first two games is sure to have an impact on where Gordon goes in your draft, keep an eye on the situation to make sure he doesn’t slide too far. After all, the suspension does nothing to his predicted production on a per game basis, fantasy owners just won’t have him at their disposal for weeks one and two.

Now on with the rankings…

Rank Player Pos
1 Adrian Peterson RB
2 Arian Foster RB
3 Doug Martin RB
4 Aaron Rodgers QB
5 C.J. Spiller RB
6 Alfred Morris RB
7 Marshawn Lynch RB
8 Jamaal Charles RB
9 Tom Brady QB
10 Ray Rice RB
11 Calvin Johnson WR
12 Trent Richardson RB
13 Drew Brees QB
14 LeSean McCoy RB
15 Peyton Manning QB
16 A.J. Green WR
17 Jimmy Graham TE
18 Matt Ryan QB
19 Dez Bryant WR
20 Steven Jackson RB
21 Matt Forte RB
22 Maurice Jones-Drew RB
23 Brandon Marshall WR
24 Julio Jones WR
25 Frank Gore RB
26 Cam Newton QB
27 Rob Gronkowski TE
28 Russell Wilson QB
29 Chris Johnson RB
30 Demaryius Thomas WR
31 Stevan Ridley RB
32 Colin Kaepernick QB
32 Roddy White WR
34 Matthew Stafford QB
35 Larry Fitzgerald WR
36 Vincent Jackson WR
37 David Wilson RB
38 Reggie Bush RB
39 Darren Sproles RB
40 Randall Cobb WR
41 Andre Johnson WR
42 Andrew Luck QB
43 DeMarco Murray RB
44 Victor Cruz WR
45 Reggie Wayne WR
46 Darren McFadden RB
47 Percy Harvin WR
48 Tony Romo QB
49 Jordy Nelson WR
50 Vick Ballard RB
50 Tony Gonzalez TE
52 Mike Wallace WR
53 Jason Witten TE
54 Robert Griffin III QB
55 Marques Colston WR
56 Lamar Miller RB
57 Christopher Ivory RB
58 Le'Veon Bell RB
59 Aaron Hernandez TE
60 Wes Welker WR
61 Ryan Mathews RB
62 Dwayne Bowe WR
63 Eric Decker WR
64 Torrey Smith WR
65 Eddie Lacy RB
66 Montee Ball RB
67 BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB
68 Pierre Garcon WR
69 Steve Smith WR
70 Vernon Davis TE
71 Antonio Brown WR
72 James Jones WR
73 Hakeem Nicks WR
74 Mike Williams WR
75 Rashard Mendenhall RB
76 Dennis Pitta TE
77 Steve Johnson WR
78 Cecil Shorts WR
79 Eli Manning QB
80 Isaiah Pead RB
80 Denarius Moore WR
82 Shane Vereen RB
83 Danny Amendola WR
84 Greg Olsen TE
85 Danario Alexander WR
85 Lance Moore WR
87 Jermichael Finley TE
88 Chris Givens WR
89 Jeremy Maclin WR
90 Owen Daniels TE
91 T.Y. Hilton WR
92 Miles Austin WR
93 Giovani Bernard RB
94 Greg Jennings WR
95 Jonathan Stewart RB
96 Brandon Myers TE
97 Antonio Gates TE
98 Andre Brown RB
99 Martellus Bennett TE
100 Kyle Rudolph TE

Look for a couple more updates before the NFL regular season begins.

Topics: 2013 Season, Fantasy Football

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