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Fantasy football 2015: Top 200 rankings

The league never stops, so why should fantasy?

Football is coming.

To be honest, football is always coming. Even if you ignore free agency, the month of March, just to name a month, and saw two of the league's absolute biggest fantasy names -- Jimmy Graham and LeSean McCoy -- change teams, there are enough other moves around those to keep depth-chart trackers in business for weeks. And that's a month that is just about as far from actual games being played as it gets.

With that in mind, it makes sense to make fantasy rankings close to a year-round process as possible. So, below is a top 200 for 2015 fantasy. It'll be updated every two weeks or so -- hey, I'm not a machine -- with any changes as dictated by new information around the league.

Everything below is "rankings as of the moment." Before the draft, no rookies will be in the rankings, because I don't know where they'll end up for certain, and players I expect to eventually lose their jobs to new draftees still have them. Possible suspensions are still only possible, so players are ranked as though that isn't a concern. Guys who are still free agents as of an update don't get ranked. Any, I don't know, star Minnesota running backs who might switch teams but haven't done so as of the ranking update will still be ranked on their team. (Also, no defenses or kickers, because blech.)

Because the rankings themselves will change fairly regularly over the offseason, I'm not going to give any specific thoughts on why I have guys where I have them here. But direct any questions to the comments, and I'll be sure to respond to all of them. My rationale might not be perfect, but it will exist, dammit.

It might be too early to do this with any real, firm confidence. But at the least, it's good to be thinking ahead. Because the league certainly is.

LATEST UPDATE: June 29, and it was a tear-down-and-start-over ranking. I started from scratch here, to see where things ended up:

Rank Player Team Position
1 Eddie Lacy GB RB1
2 Jamaal Charles KC RB2
3 Le'Veon Bell PIT RB3
4 Aaron Rodgers GB QB1
5 Rob Gronkowski NE TE1
6 Arian Foster HOU RB4
7 Andrew Luck IND QB2
8 Dez Bryant DAL WR1
9 C.J. Anderson DEN RB5
10 Antonio Brown PIT WR2
11 Jordy Nelson GB WR3
12 Matt Forte CHI RB6
13 Demaryius Thomas DEN WR4
14 Jeremy Hill CIN RB7
15 Julio Jones ATL WR5
16 Marshawn Lynch SEA RB8
17 DeMarco Murray DAL RB9
18 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG WR6
19 Calvin Johnson DET WR7
20 Adrian Peterson MIN RB10
21 Alshon Jeffery CHI WR8
22 Carlos Hyde SF RB11
23 LeSean McCoy BUF RB12
24 A.J. Green CIN WR9
25 T.Y. Hilton IND WR10
26 Justin Forsett BAL RB13
27 Jeremy Maclin KC WR11
28 Mark Ingram NO RB14
29 Randall Cobb GB WR12
30 Russell Wilson SEA QB3
31 DeAndre Hopkins HOU WR13
32 Mike Evans TB WR14
33 Joique Bell DET RB15
34 Lamar Miller MIA RB16
35 DeSean Jackson WAS WR15
36 Emmanuel Sanders DEN WR16
37 Kelvin Benjamin CAR WR17
38 Eric Decker NYJ WR18
39 Jordan Matthews PHI WR19
40 Jimmy Graham SEA TE2
41 Brandon Marshall NYJ WR20
42 Allen Robinson JAC WR21
43 Eli Manning NYG QB4
44 Alfred Morris WAS RB17
45 Rashad Jennings NYG RB18
46 Melvin Gordon SD RB19
47 Jonathan Stewart CAR RB20
48 Joseph Randle DAL RB21
49 Latavius Murray OAK RB22
50 Julian Edelman NE WR22
51 Peyton Manning DEN QB5
52 Brandin Cooks NO WR23
53 Kenny Stills MIA WR24
54 Victor Cruz NYG WR25
55 LeGarrette Blount NE RB23
56 Greg Olsen CAR TE3
57 Travis Kelce KC TE4
58 Todd Gurley STL RB24
59 Frank Gore IND RB25
60 Andre Ellington ARI RB26
61 Roddy White ATL WR26
62 Keenan Allen SD WR27
63 Steve Smith Sr. BAL WR28
64 Amari Cooper OAK WR29
65 Isaiah Crowell CLE RB27
66 Stevan Ridley NYJ RB28
67 T.J. Yeldon JAC RB29
68 Golden Tate DET WR30
69 Brandon LaFell NE WR31
70 Vincent Jackson TB WR32
71 Marvin Jones CIN WR33
72 Andre Johnson IND WR34
73 Kevin White CHI WR35
74 Jarvis Landry MIA WR36
75 Tre Mason STL RB30
76 David Cobb TEN RB31
77 Delanie Walker TEN TE5
78 Cam Newton CAR QB6
79 Shane Vereen NYG RB32
80 Fred Jackson BUF RB33
81 Sammy Watkins BUF WR37
82 Anquan Boldin SF WR38
83 Michael Floyd ARI WR39
84 Nelson Agholor PHI WR40
85 Giovani Bernard CIN RB34
86 Jerick McKinnon MIN RB35
87 Tevin Coleman ATL RB36
88 Matt Ryan ATL QB7
89 Ryan Tannehill MIA QB8
90 Tom Brady NE QB9
91 Tony Romo DAL QB10
92 Jason Witten DAL TE6
93 Owen Daniels DEN TE7
94 Martellus Bennett CHI TE8
95 Martavis Bryant PIT WR41
96 Antonio Gates SD TE9
97 Jordan Cameron MIA TE10
98 Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB11
99 Drew Brees NO QB12
100 Danny Woodhead SD RB37
101 Ameer Abdullah DET RB38
102 Ryan Mathews PHI RB39
103 Darren McFadden DAL RB40
104 Coby Fleener IND TE11
105 Julius Thomas JAC TE12
106 Larry Donnell NYG TE13
107 Dwayne Allen IND TE14
108 Brian Quick STL WR42
109 Devante Parker MIA WR43
110 Breshad Perriman BAL WR44
111 Charles Johnson MIN WR45
112 Charles Sims TB RB41
113 Jay Cutler CHI QB13
114 Josh Hill NO TE15
115 Percy Harvin BUF WR46
116 Doug Baldwin SEA WR47
117 Torrey Smith SF WR48
118 Marques Colston NO WR49
119 Dan Herron IND RB42
120 Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL RB43
121 Denard Robinson JAC RB44
122 Marqise Lee JAC WR50
123 Kendall Wright TEN WR51
124 Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR52
125 Andrew Hawkins CLE WR53
126 Duke Johnson CLE RB45
127 C.J. Spiller NO RB46
128 Terrance West CLE RB47
129 Roy Helu Jr. OAK RB48
130 DeAngelo Williams PIT RB49
131 Lance Dunbar DAL RB50
132 Teddy Bridgewater MIN QB14
133 Philip Rivers SD QB15
134 Matthew Stafford DET QB16
135 Tyler Eifert CIN TE16
136 Zach Ertz PHI TE17
137 Charles Clay BUF TE18
138 Cecil Shorts III HOU WR54
139 Malcom Floyd SD WR55
140 Michael Crabtree OAK WR56
141 Eddie Royal CHI WR57
142 Cody Latimer DEN WR58
143 Pierre Garcon WAS WR59
144 Alfred Blue HOU RB51
145 Reggie Bush SF RB52
146 Darren Sproles PHI RB53
147 Devonta Freeman ATL RB54
148 Khiry Robinson NO RB55
149 Chris Ivory NYJ RB56
150 Colin Kaepernick SF QB17
151 Carson Palmer ARI QB18
152 Kyle Rudolph MIN TE19
153 Vernon Davis SF TE20
154 Dorial Green-Beckham TEN WR60
155 Mike Wallace MIN WR61
156 Dwayne Bowe CLE WR62
157 Mohamed Sanu CIN WR63
158 Doug Martin TB RB57
159 Travaris Cadet NE RB58
160 Knile Davis KC RB59
161 Jordan Reed WAS TE19
162 Robert Griffin III WAS QB19
163 Sam Bradford PHI QB20
164 Rueben Randle NYG WR64
165 Allen Hurns JAC WR65
166 Jaelen Strong HOU WR66
167 Theo Riddick DET RB60
168 Matt Asiata MIN RB61
169 Jameis Winston TB QB21
170 Andy Dalton CIN QB22
171 Scott Chandler NE TE20
172 Maxx Williams BAL TE21
173 John Brown ARI WR67
174 Stedman Bailey STL WR68
175 Greg Jennings MIA WR69
176 Toby Gerhart JAC RB62
177 James Starks GB RB63
178 Branden Oliver SD RB64
179 Alex Smith KC QB23
180 Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ QB24
181 Heath Miller PIT TE22
182 Eric Ebron DET TE23
183 Jacob Tamme ATL TE24
184 Cordarrelle Patterson MIN WR70
185 Vick Ballard IND RB65
186 Bishop Sankey TEN RB66
187 Joe Flacco BAL QB25
188 Donte Moncrief IND WR71
189 Terrance Williams DAL WR72
190 Zac Stacy NYJ RB67
191 Montee Ball DEN RB68
192 Ronnie Hillman DEN RB69
193 Bobby Rainey TB RB70
194 Marcus Mariota TEN QB25
195 Jared Cook STL TE25
196 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB TE26
197 Blake Bortles JAC QB26
198 Brian Hoyer HOU QB27
199 Andre Williams NYG RB71
200 Dri Archer PIT RB72