Fantasy Football: 2014 Top 200 List

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Aug 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs with the ball during the first quarter of a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

I ranked 200 players for your fantasy football drafts coming up. They are ranked based on PPR (Points Per Reception). These ranking can be used as a guide for your fantasy drafts if you like a player more than I do, go ahead an move them up your board, so you can make sure you get your guy.

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I have LeSean McCoy ranked No. 1 overal because he’s going to be the lead back in an up-tempo run heavy Philadelphia Eagles offense that will run a lot of plays. He will be a PPR monster because he’s going to get a lot of work in the passing game.

I don’t see teammate Darren Sproles cutting into his work load because there will be enough work for both backs to sustain fantasy production.

The only way McCoy will be a bust is if he gets injured, which can’t be predicted and could happen to any player. I don’t have McCoy much higher than fellow running backs Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson and Matt Forte, so if you want to draft any of them over McCoy I wouldn’t be against it.

Jimmy Graham is ranked sixth because he creates a positional advantage at tight end for the New Orleans Saints, because he’s the only tight end that produces equivalently to a stud wideout. He is a safe option because he is the focal point to the Saints offense.

Kickers and team defense are ranked very late because I believe on drafting those positions late in the draft usually with my last two picks, mostly because kickers and defense are very unpredictable. I would rather use my mid-late round picks on building depth at other positions.

Here is my Top 200 players for the 2014 Fantasy Football season. Players listed with team and position:
1. LeSean McCoy PHI RB
2. Jamaal Charles KC RB
3. Adrian Peterson MIN RB
4. Matt Forte CHI RB
5. Jimmy Graham NOS TE
6. Calvin Johnson DET WR
7. Eddie Lacy GB RB
8. Dez Bryant DAL WR
9. Julio Jones ATL WR
10. Demaryius Thomas DEN WR
11. A.J. Green CIN WR
12. DeMarco Murray DAL RB
13. Brandon Marshall CHI WR

Aug 22, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks on from the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

14. Jordy Nelson GB WR
15. Giovani Bernard CIN RB
16. Alshon Jeffery CHI WR
17. Montee Ball DEN RB
18. Antonio Brown PITT WR
19. Randall Cobb GB WR
20. Marshawn Lynch SEA RB
21. Le’Veon Bell PITT RB
22. Rob Gronkowski NEP TE
23. Peyton Manning DEN QB
24. Keenan Allen SD WR
25. Aaron Rodgers GB QB
26. Drew Brees NOS QB
27. Arian Foster HOU RB
28. Julius Thomas DEN TE
29. Shane Vereen NEP RB
30. Wes Welker NEP WR
31. Victor Cruz NYG WR
32. Doug Martin TB RB
33. Vincent Jackson TB WR
34. Cordarrelle Patterson MIN WR
35. Michael Floyd ARI WR
36. Pierre Garcon WAS WR
37. Zac Stacy STL RB
38. Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR
39. Reggie Bush DET RB
40. Joique Bell DET RB
41. Roddy White ATL WR
42. Jordan Cameron CLE TE
43. Jason Witten DAL TE
44. Bishop Sankey TEN RB
45. Andre Ellington ARI RB
46. Toby Gerhart JAC RB
47. Andre Johnson HOU WR
48. Alfred Morris WAS RB
49. Torrey Smith BAL WR
50. Ben Tate CLE RB