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…

1Adrian PetersonRB
2Arian FosterRB
3Doug MartinRB
4Aaron RodgersQB
5C.J. SpillerRB
6Alfred MorrisRB
7Marshawn LynchRB
8Jamaal CharlesRB
9Tom BradyQB
10Ray RiceRB
11Calvin JohnsonWR
12Trent RichardsonRB
13Drew BreesQB
14LeSean McCoyRB
15Peyton ManningQB
16A.J. GreenWR
17Jimmy GrahamTE
18Matt RyanQB
19Dez BryantWR
20Steven JacksonRB
21Matt ForteRB
22Maurice Jones-DrewRB
23Brandon MarshallWR
24Julio JonesWR
25Frank GoreRB
26Cam NewtonQB
27Rob GronkowskiTE
28Russell WilsonQB
29Chris JohnsonRB
30Demaryius ThomasWR
31Stevan RidleyRB
32Colin KaepernickQB
32Roddy WhiteWR
34Matthew StaffordQB
35Larry FitzgeraldWR
36Vincent JacksonWR
37David WilsonRB
38Reggie BushRB
39Darren SprolesRB
40Randall CobbWR
41Andre JohnsonWR
42Andrew LuckQB
43DeMarco MurrayRB
44Victor CruzWR
45Reggie WayneWR
46Darren McFaddenRB
47Percy HarvinWR
48Tony RomoQB
49Jordy NelsonWR
50Vick BallardRB
50Tony GonzalezTE
52Mike WallaceWR
53Jason WittenTE
54Robert Griffin IIIQB
55Marques ColstonWR
56Lamar MillerRB
57Christopher IvoryRB
58Le’Veon BellRB
59Aaron HernandezTE
60Wes WelkerWR
61Ryan MathewsRB
62Dwayne BoweWR
63Eric DeckerWR
64Torrey SmithWR
65Eddie LacyRB
66Montee BallRB
67BenJarvus Green-EllisRB
68Pierre GarconWR
69Steve SmithWR
70Vernon DavisTE
71Antonio BrownWR
72James JonesWR
73Hakeem NicksWR
74Mike WilliamsWR
75Rashard MendenhallRB
76Dennis PittaTE
77Steve JohnsonWR
78Cecil ShortsWR
79Eli ManningQB
80Isaiah PeadRB
80Denarius MooreWR
82Shane VereenRB
83Danny AmendolaWR
84Greg OlsenTE
85Danario AlexanderWR
85Lance MooreWR
87Jermichael FinleyTE
88Chris GivensWR
89Jeremy MaclinWR
90Owen DanielsTE
91T.Y. HiltonWR
92Miles AustinWR
93Giovani BernardRB
94Greg JenningsWR
95Jonathan StewartRB
96Brandon MyersTE
97Antonio GatesTE
98Andre BrownRB
99Martellus BennettTE
100Kyle RudolphTE

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