Fantasy Football 2012 Rankings: Top 100 Cheat Sheet PPR & Standard

Aug 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) against the San Diego Chargers at the Metrodome. The Chargers defeated the Vikings 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

So your draft is at the last minute, eh? Check out these side-by-side rankings for PPR and standard leagues.

I got a question on Twitter the other day asking, "would you really take Hakeem Nicks as the third WR off the board?" Even though I have Nicks on 75 percent of my teams, I replied that he was never the third wide receiver off the board. Sometimes people get so caught up in the rankings that they really forget why they're designed.

The way I've always viewed rankings would be if I'm in a league with 11 other Mike Gallaghers. By the way, this would be a terrible movie, even if it starred Michael Keaton. But I digress. It's based on how I perceive all the drafts I've ever seen and which players I value the most while taking into account all the factors: position scarcity, schedule, risk, upside, floor and anything else we think about when drafting a player.

The bottom line is that the ultimate goal of your draft is to get the most value out of every pick in your draft. For example, let's say you're looking at a pick towards the end of the second round of your draft and have decided on Doug Martin or Jimmy Graham. If you know for a fact that Jimmy Graham won't make it back to you, then you should take Graham even though you have Martin higher (which I do). This is obvious to most people. I'm aware, but sometimes I even can't risk missing out on my favorite players and ignore this well-known paradigm.


Standard
Points Per Reception
1 Arian Foster
Arian Foster
2 Ray Rice
Ray Rice
3 LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy
4 Darren McFadden
Darren McFadden
5 Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson
6 Calvin Johnson
Calvin Johnson
7 DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray
8 Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers
9 Jamaal Charles
Matt Forte
10 Tom Brady
Jamaal Charles
11 Cam Newton
Tom Brady
12 Drew Brees
Cam Newton
13 Adrian Peterson
Drew Brees
14 Matt Forte
Adrian Peterson
15 Julio Jones
Andre Johnson
16 Andre Johnson
Brandon Marshall
17 Hakeem Nicks
Julio Jones
18 Brandon Marshall
Steven Jackson
19 Steven Jackson
Ryan Mathews
20 Ryan Mathews
Doug Martin
21 Doug Martin
Jimmy Graham
22 Jimmy Graham
Roddy White
23 Matthew Stafford
Hakeem Nicks
24 Roddy White
Matthew Stafford
25 A.J. Green
Percy Harvin
26 Dez Bryant
A.J. Green
27 Trent Richardson
Rob Gronkowski
28 Rob Gronkowski
Darren Sproles
29 Maurice Jones-Drew
Wes Welker
30 Greg Jennings
Larry Fitzgerald
31 Jordy Nelson
Dez Bryant
32 Larry Fitzgerald
Reggie Bush
33 Matt Ryan
Greg Jennings
34 Percy Harvin
Jordy Nelson
35 Mike Wallace
Matt Ryan
36 Reggie Bush
Maurice Jones-Drew
37 Marshawn Lynch
Jeremy Maclin
38 Jeremy Maclin
Trent Richardson
39 Steve Smith
Antonio Gates
40 Wes Welker
Victor Cruz
41 Fred Jackson
Fred Jackson
42 Brandon Lloyd
Marshawn Lynch
43 Antonio Brown
Mike Wallace
44 Eli Manning
Antonio Brown
45 Michael Vick
Marques Colston
46 Antonio Gates
Stevie Johnson
47 Marques Colston
Steve Smith
48 Victor Cruz
Eli Manning
49 DeMaryius Thomas
Michael Vick
50 Torrey Smith
Aaron Hernandez
51 Ben Roethlisberger
Torrey Smith
52 Aaron Hernandez
DeMaryius Thomas
53 Dwayne Bowe
Dwayne Bowe
54 Vincent Jackson
Eric Decker
55 Willis McGahee
Brandon Lloyd
56 Darren Sproles
Reggie Wayne
57 Peyton Manning
Kenny Britt
58 Philip Rivers
Willis McGahee
59 Kenny Britt
Ahmad Bradshaw
60 Frank Gore
Donald Brown
61 Reggie Wayne
Frank Gore
62 Stevie Johnson
Ben Roethlisberger
63 Pierre Garcon
David Wilson
64 Ahmad Bradshaw
Ryan Williams
65 Donald Brown
Peyton Manning
66 Tony Romo
Philip Rivers
67 Eric Decker
Stevan Ridley
68 Stevan Ridley
Pierre Garcon
69 David Wilson
Darrius Heyward-Bey
70 Ryan Williams
Vernon Davis
71 Ben Tate
Fred Davis
72 Jermichael Finley
Jermichael Finley
73 Vernon Davis
Vincent Jackson
74 Fred Davis
Ben Tate
75 Jay Cutler
Tony Romo
76 Peyton Hillis
Miles Austin
77 DeSean Jackson
Greg Little
78 Brandon LaFell
Jacquizz Rodgers
79 Robert Griffin III
Brandon LaFell
80 Miles Austin
Cedric Benson
81 Cedric Benson
Michael Turner
82 Michael Turner
Jay Cutler
83 Jonathan Stewart
Jonathan Stewart
84 Darrius Heyward-Bey
Peyton Hillis
85 Greg Little
Michael Bush
86 Jacquizz Rodgers
C.J. Spiller
87 Michael Bush
DeAngelo Williams
88 DeAngelo Williams
Marc Ingram
89 Shonn Greene
Shonn Greene
90 Sidney Rice
Rashad Jennings
91 Mark Ingram
BenJarvus Green-Ellis
92 C.J. Spiller
Brandon Pettigrew
93 Rashad Jennings
Jason Witten
94 BenJarvus Green-Ellis
Kevin Smith
95 Mikel LeShoure
Beanie Wells
96 Beanie Wells
Titus Young
97 Kevin Smith
Robert Griffin III
98 Jake Locker
Roy Helu
99 Titus Young
Jake Locker
100 Roy Helu
Justin Blackmon


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