Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: Top 100 Cheat Sheet For PPR Leagues

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Running back Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens runs for a first down against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on August 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

We provide a top 100 cheat sheet to prepare you for your 2012 fantasy football draft.

You say you want a cheat sheet for the Top 100 Fantasy players going into your draft? Well, we're more than happy to oblige. Whether PPR or standard, we've got it; on this page, you'll find a Top 100 Ranking for a points per reception, or PPR, league. We'll have a standard ranking later.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Check out our Standard Rankings Cheat Sheet!

Keep in mind that SB Nation Fantasy has multiple fantasy writers and sometimes our opinions differ. Therefore, check out our positional rankings to get a full picture of what different experts think. For my part, here are some notes to clue you in regarding rankings where I stray a bit from my cohorts here and on other websites.



1. I like Drew Brees slightly ahead of Tom Brady. I fully expect that the Patriots will remain a pass-first team, but you never know what Bill Belichick will do from season to season. In 2007, he decided to have Brady and Moss set a ton of records. Last year, he went so tight-end crazy that he could have Gronk set records and still have a second TE be a quality fantasy player. Maybe this is the year Stevan Ridley scores 15 touchdowns, I don't know. I do know that Drew Brees will still be passing. A lot.

2. Because of #1 above, I worry about taking Gronkowski too early. As I've said before, past performance is the best indicator of future performance, but crazy outlier performances aren't often duplicated. My New England worries have spread slightly to Brandon Lloyd as well.

3. I'm not a big fan of dropping players too far due to prior health issues, but if Michael Vick is going to be healthy this season, it will be because he is prohibited from running unless absolutely necessary. And that drops his fantasy value some.

4. I think Foster, Rice, and McCoy are fairly interchangeable, but Rice is more reliable to me in PPR leagues. He's who I would choose with #1. Foster should go #1 in standard leagues.

5. I totally understand why Larry Fitzgerald is dropping like a rock for some people-our own Mike Gallagher has him as the #10 or 11 WR depending on scoring. The Cardinals quarterback situation is a mess. Their offensive line is a mess. Anything Arizona-related should be approached with oven mitts. But how much different is this than last year, when Fitz was still one of the top half-dozen WRs? He has shown he is extremely consistent despite any obstacles, and I still think you can make an argument for him as the second WR off the board. However, because I do think Fitzgerald is even with a bunch of others, Megatron is the only wide receiver worth a first-round pick this year.

6. I have tried to be helpful here by ranking players according to a drafting strategy that keeps in mind the value of the next available player at that position. So, a player may be ranked highly in part because there is a huge difference between that player and the next likely available player at that position. See, for example, Jimmy Graham.

So, without further ado, here are my Top 100 PPR player rankings:

Rank

Name

Team

Pos.

1

Ray Rice

BAL

RB

2

Arian Foster

HOU

RB

3

LeSean McCoy

PHI

RB

4

Aaron Rodgers

GB

QB

5

Calvin Johnson

DET

WR

6

Drew Brees

NO

QB

7

Tom Brady

NE

QB

8

Darren McFadden

OAK

RB

9

Chris Johnson

TEN

RB

10

Matt Forte

CHI

RB

11

DeMarco Murray

DAL

RB

12

Jimmy Graham

NO

TE

13

Steven Jackson

STL

RB

14

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

WR

15

Roddy White

ATL

WR

16

Andre Johnson

HOU

WR

17

Wes Welker

NE

WR

18

Adrian Peterson

MIN

RB

19

Matthew Stafford

DET

QB

20

Cam Newton

CAR

QB

21

Darren Sproles

NO

RB

22

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

RB

23

Greg Jennings

GB

WR

24

Julio Jones

ATL

WR

25

A.J. Green

CIN

WR

26

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

WR

27

Rob Gronkowski

NE

TE

28

Jordy Nelson

GB

WR

29

Percy Harvin

MIN

WR

30

Steve Smith

CAR

WR

31

Brandon Marshall

CHI

WR

32

Jamaal Charles

KC

RB

33

Antonio Gates

SD

TE

34

Victor Cruz

NYG

WR

35

Ryan Matthews

SD

RB

36

Reggie Bush

MIA

RB

37

Ahmad Bradshaw

NYG

RB

38

Michael Turner

ATL

RB

39

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

RB

40

Jeremy Maclin

PHI

WR

41

Mike Wallace

PIT

WR

42

Dez Bryant

DAL

WR

43

Trent Richardson

CLE

RB

44

Doug Martin

TB

RB

45

Fred Jackson

BUF

RB

46

Marques Colston

NO

WR

47

Miles Austin

DAL

WR

48

Matt Ryan

ATL

QB

49

Frank Gore

SF

RB

50

Reggie Wayne

IND

WR

51

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

WR

52

Steve Johnson

BUF

WR

53

DeSean Jackson

PHI

WR

54

Willis McGahee

DEN

RB

55

Pierre Garcon

WAS

WR

56

Jermichael Finley

GB

TE

57

Eric Decker

DEN

WR

58

Eli Manning

NYG

QB

59

Antonio Brown

PIT

WR

60

Tony Romo

DAL

QB

61

Dwayne Bowe

KC

WR

62

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

CIN

RB

63

Stevan Ridley

NE

RB

64

Michael Vick

PHI

QB

65

Vincent Jackson

TB

WR

66

Donald Brown

IND

RB

67

Peyton Manning

DEN

QB

68

Brandon Lloyd

NE

WR

69

Torrey Smith

BAL

WR

70

Peyton Hillis

KC

RB

71

Shonn Greene

NYJ

RB

72

Santonio Holmes

NYJ

WR

73

Kevin Smith

DET

RB

74

Jason Witten

DAL

TE

75

Darrius Heyward-Bey

OAK

WR

76

Titus Young

DET

WR

77

Beanie Wells

ARI

RB

78

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

RB

79

Isaac Redman

PIT

RB

80

Robert Meachem

SD

WR

81

Greg Little

CLE

WR

82

Nate Washington

TEN

WR

83

C.J. Spiller

BUF

RB

84

Vernon Davis

SF

TE

85

Philip Rivers

SD

QB

86

Ryan Williams

ARI

RB

87

Brandon LaFell

CAR

WR

88

Lance Moore

NO

WR

89

Danny Amendola

STL

WR

90

Davone Bess

MIA

WR

91

Malcom Floyd

SD

WR

92

Denarius Moore

OAK

WR

93

Aaron Hernandez

NE

TE

94

Justin Blackmon

JAC

WR

95

Cedric Benson

GB

RB

96

Brandon Pettigrew

DET

TE

97

Jacquizz Rodgers

ATL

RB

98

Rashad Jennings

JAC

RB

99

Anquan Boldin

BAL

WR

100

Toby Gerhart

MIN

RB

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