August 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) runs for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
Preparing for your fantasy football draft? We have all the rankings you'll need to draft a championship team.
You need every advantage you can get when it comes to creating your fantasy football team. Lucky for you, the SB Nation Fantasy experts have you covered as you draft a squad that is sure to win your league's championship.
We know that position rankings are especially helpful, so that is what we are delivering to you. Let's get started with the quarterbacks, who are usually just as important to your fantasy team as they are to your favorite NFL team. Here are the top ten quarterbacks (with the full list of 33 here).
|10||Robert Griffin III|
You don't want to get left behind when it comes to the running back most likely to score touchdowns and rack up fantasy points on a consistent basis. Whether you are in a standard league or a PPR league, here are the top 50 running backs, with the top-10 shown below:
|Standard League||PPR League|
|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||DeMarco Murray||DeMarco Murray|
|7||Jamaal Charles||Matt Forte|
|8||Adrian Peterson||Jamaal Charles|
|9||Matt Forte||Adrian Peterson|
|10||Steven Jackson||Steven Jackson|
Moving on to wide receiver, Calvin Johnson is always a great pick. If you can't nab Megatron, however, then here are the other top receivers you should be considering (top 70 here):
|1||Calvin Johnson||Calvin Johnson|
|2||Julio Jones||Larry Fitzgerald|
|3||Larry Fitzgerald||Julio Jones|
|4||A.J. Green||A.J. Green|
|5||Jordy Nelson||Roddy White|
|6||Roddy White||Brandon Marshall|
|7||Greg Jennings||Wes Welker|
|8||Brandon Marshall||Jordy Nelson|
|9||Wes Welker||Greg Jennings|
|10||Victor Cruz||Victor Cruz|
While your opponent neglects the position, securing a good tight end could give you the edge on a week-to-week basis. Here are the top 20 tight ends, with the top 10 listed below.
Don't be the guy who does all the research on offensive weapons, only to pick your defense/special teams unit at random because you forgot to prepare. Here is a full 32-team ranking of defensive units, with the top 10 listed below.
Finally, get yourself a solid kicker. The top 16 kickers are found here, with the top five listed below.
And as if that isn't enough,