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1) RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) – Odds are he will regress from his record book worthy 2012 season, but are you going to take else first overall after seeing what he did?
2) RB Doug Martin (TB) – A rookie season like the one Martin had can be hard to reproduce, but with his skill set of both great running ability and excellent hands, he has the potential for another top five season at the position.
3) RB Jamaal Charles (KC) – A yardage monster again last year, Charles just needs to add to his touchdown totals in order to compete for a spot as the leagues top running back. With Alex Smith now behind the helm for the Chiefs the offence may be able to help him do just that this year.
4) RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) – If Spiller can stay healthy and get a healthy enough workload he should be at least a top ten running back, possibly even compete for a top five position. Health and Fred Jackson are the biggest concerns for those who draft Spiller.
5) RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) – Suspension talks have been pushed back, team claims they will remain run heavy, and they have an evolving passing game; less eight man boxes.
6) RB Arian Foster (HOU) – Like Peterson, Foster is coming off a very heavy workload that he likely won’t match, and still hasn’t practiced yet due to lingering injuries. Drafting Ben Tate for your bench is a good idea in case of serious injury.
7) RB Alfred Morris (WAS) – Shanahan has shown he can give us a great fantasy running back when he finds the one he likes; he seems to really like Morris.
8) RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) – Really expecting a bounce back year for the McCoy and the Eagles team in general. Chip Kelly is now the coach and McCoy should be able to approach 1500 total yards and 10 touchdowns.
9) RB Trent Richardson (CLE) – Had some trouble with injuries last year but was still extremely productive and the Brows should be an improved team this year. The guy just seems to have a nose for the end zone.
10) WR Calvin Johnson (DET) – Calvin had a record setting season for yardage, but struggled to haul in touchdown catches, commonly being dragged down inside the 5-yard line. This year I expect Johnson to keep up his torrid pace to the all time record books and catch at least ten touchdowns.
11) RB Ray Rice (BAL) – Ray Rice is as consistent as they come and a great draft choice late in round one. The Ravens are going to be a different team this year and may need to lean on Rice more than usual. The guys seems like a lock for 1000 yards rushing and 300-500 more in the air.
12) RB Stevan Ridley (NE) – It is no secret the Patriots are missing quite a few of their aerial targets, which could mean an even bigger workload for Ridley in 2013. Even without Welker, Hernandez and possibly Gronk for a while the Patriots will find ways to move the ball and give Ridley opportunities in the red zone.
13) RB Steven Jackson (ATL) – The guy was a monster year in and year out for the lowly Rams, going for more than 1000 yards in each of his seasons with the team, despite how bad the rest of the team was. Now playing with a contender, I would think that Jackson is going to be as motivated as ever and will be getting more support. Perhaps less touches, but more scoring opportunities.
14) QB Drew Brees (NO) – My #1 quarterback for the second year in a row. Brees is so talented and throws the ball so much I just can’t see drafting any other quarterback before him.
15) QB Peyton Manning (DEN) – With Thomas, Decker and now Welker at his disposal, it is hard to think Manning wont be a top five quarterback at the end of the season. He also just might be one of the safest, throwing for 2-4 touchdowns weekly it seems.
16) QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) – Rodgers may end up with more overall fantasy points at the end of the season, but Manning whom I have ranked just above I view as the safer choice on a weekly basis.
17) RB Chris Johnson (TEN) – Had a bit of a bounceback year with over 1200 yards and a six touchdowns. Despite the addition of Shonn Greene, I think Johnson improves his totals once again.
18) WR AJ Green (CIN) – Green and Dalton continue to grow and impress heading into their third season in the league. I see no reason to think Green will regress this season; the Bengals have a serious shot at the division title.
19) WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) – The guy is incredibly hard to defend and just seems capable of catching anything that comes inside his range. I see another 1200+ yards and ten or more touchdowns for Marshall again this year.
20) RB Matt Forte (CHI) – Another Bear, Forte was the #12 running back at the end of the 2012 season despite having somewhat of an off year. In his off season interviews he has sounded very excited to play and affirm himself as an elite runner in the NFL.
21) TE Jimmy Graham (NO) – With the extreme lack of top end talent at the position this year with Gronk now injured, Graham sits alone at the top. His potential compared to all of the other tight ends makes drafting him in the second round even more viable; think of him as your WR1, and sure to win the TE battle almost every week.
22) WR Dez Bryant (DAL) – I expect Dez to be a monster this year and considered ranking him ahead of Brandon Marshall. Marshall however has the pedigree and while they both have had off field issues, Dez needs to continue to prove he can play through them.
23) WR Julio Jones (ATL) – Jones should continue to add to his yardage totals as he continues to grow and hopefully stays healthy for a full 16 games this time around. His ten touchdowns in 2012 were great but he needs to gain more than 1198 yards to become a top five WR.
24) RB Frank Gore (SF) – Gore is an extremely consistent running back, and while his best days may be behind him he still has a healthy workload ahead of him, especially with Michael Crabtree hurt.
25) WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) – Welker is now a Bronco, giving Manning another target who will get plenty of looks, in spite of this Thomas is still the teams best down field option and should have another great season and should be worthy of being a WR1.
26) RB Darren McFadden (OAK) – I expect McFadden to bounce back from an atrocious year and become a serviceable RB2 with potential upside.
27) RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) – Health continues to be a concern with Murray, but the upside remains. He is going to see a workload if he can stay healthy and has potential to outplay his draft value if he does.
28) WR Andre Johnson (HOU) – Touchdown totals for Johnson continue to disappoint but his yardage totals are routinely among the best in the league. I still consider Andre a low end WR1 and would be delighted if I could grab him as a high end WR2.
29) WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) – Palmer is not an elite quarterback by any means but still a bug upgrade from anything Larry has had in recent seasons. I am expecting Palmer to look for Fitzgerald a lot and actually get him the ball.
30) RB Maurice Jones-Drew – Missed most of last season with an injury after holding out, but we all know what he is capable of and will be playing his final season is Jacksonville.
31) RB Reggie Bush (DET) – I am on board with the line of thinking that Bush is going to have an excellent, perhaps career year as a part of the Lions offence. Bush showed in Miami that he can handle a full workload and is poised to see a ton of targets from Stafford. Bush should be a great RB2 in 2013.
32) QB Matt Stafford (DET) – Stafford and Johnson were great in terms of yardage last season but could not find the end zone. I expect that to change this season and for Stafford to contend for a spot as a top five quarterback.
33) TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) – Gronk has undergone a slew of surgeries which is obviously very worrisome, but the apparent lack of high end talent at the tight end position and his freakish talent still make Gronk a worthwhile selection that will likely go sometime in the third round. Will pay dividends if healthy the second half of the season.
34) WR Vincent Jackson (TB) – A top six fantasy finish among wide receivers last season and a top ten finish in targets as well. However I still would prefer to draft him as a low end WR1 than expect another top six finish again.
35) QB Cam Newton (CAM) – With him combination of great legs, an arm, and an improving mind for the game, Newton will continue to be an elite scoring quarterback for seasons to come.
36) WR Randall Cobb (GB) – I see Cobb improving a good amount on his yardage total while scoring double digit touchdowns as he become the focus of the Green Bay offence.
37) RB Lamar Miller (MIA) – Sounds as though the young running back is going to get the bulk of the touches in a Miami offence that seems poised for an improvement in 2013 with the evolution of quarterback Ryan Tannehill and wide receiver Mike Wallace.
38) RB Darren Sproles – Hand injury held Sproles back in 2012 but he still was having solid weeks when in the starting. Saints continue to talk about him as a key part of the offence.
39) WR Roddy White (WR) – Rarely misses games puts up about 1200 yards a season while approaching double digit touchdowns; what’s not to like?
40) RB Le’Veon Bell (r) (PIT) – Has high potential as a starting running back in Pittsburgh, a team in need of someone they can depend on. Dwyer poses a threat the teams is saying he is looking like a 3-down back.
41) RB David Wilson (NYG) – Has tons of potential and looks to be the running back of the future for the Giants, but with Andre Brown on the roster and having run so well on the goal line last year, the touchdown total for Wilson could be disappointing.
42) QB Matt Ryan (ATL) – Has one of the best receiving cores in the league at his disposal and has improved each year in the league, Ryan will be solid again this year with top five potential.
43) QB Tom Brady (NE) – One of the best quarterbacks of all time is dropping deeper and deeper into drafts due to all the hits the team has taken to its receivers. In spite of all the losses the team has suffered Brady is still Brady and will find ways to win and have good stats doing it.
44) WR Victor Cruz (NYG) – Contract is signed and Cruz should focused and ready to go for the season. I still worry Hakeem Nicks is going to see a lot of targets and if healthy battle Cruz as the Giants top fantasy WR.
45) RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) – Ivory is a bruising running back with a yards per carry average of 5.1 over his first three seasons in New Orleans. Now as the featured back in a run oriented offence Ivory should have a breakout season.
46) QB Andrew Luck (IND) – Ended up as the #9 fantasy quarterback in his rookie season despite only throwing 23 touchdowns on top of 18 interceptions, stats he should improve as a sophomore. His running ability also adds value.
47) TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) – As long as he is on the field for the full season Gonzo is a lock for over 900 yards and a healthy touchdown total and a top five tight end finish.
48) TE Jason Witten (DAL) – Earned himself a massive number of yards and targets last season for a tight end but was unable to grab many touchdowns. He should see another large number of targets and contend for a spot as a top five tight end and could be even better if he can catch some more touchdowns.
49) WR Danny Amendola (NE) – He may not become the new Wes Welker immediately but he has the talent to become a 100 reception receiver like Welker. Health is the biggest concern but I would gladly take a chance on Amendola as a WR2 with upside.
50) QB Russell Wilson (SEA) – Wilson has the skill set and the mentality to become a great quarterback in the NFL and should have another great season leading the Seahawks to the playoffs. Was already a top-12 quarterback as a rookie and now has Percy Harvin.
51) QB Colin Kaepernick – Was a stud after taking over for Alex Smith last year. Gained Boldin as a receiver but lost Crabtree to injury.
52) RB Montee Ball (r) (DEN) – Ranked behind Bell of Pittsburgh due to the competition at running back in Denver including Ronnie Hillman and Knowshon Moreno.
53) RB Ryan Mathews (SD) – Injury concerns and underwhelming performances when he does play, I am avoiding Mathews in all drafts unless I can grab him as a flex.
54) WR Wes Welker (DEN) – It would be hard to think that Manning doesn’t find ways to get Welker involved often and early. I think Welker ends up as the second best wide receiver on the Broncos behind Thomas and ahead of Decker.
55) RB Rashard Mendenhall (ARI) – Mendenhall should see a ton of touches as the three-down back in Arizona for a season. He is not the most exciting runner but is very consistent and could be a great low end RB2 or preferably a flex option for whomever drafts him.
56) WR Marques Colston (NO) – The upside is limited be he has been a guaranteed 1100 yards and 8 or so touchdowns the last few seasons; excellent WR2 material.
57) WR Jordy Nelson (GB) – With Jennings out of town and Cobb attracting more attention from defences, Jordy will be looking to have a bounce back season, I expect him to be a quality WR2 with upside due to the Green Bay offence.
58) WR Reggie Wayne (IND) – Wayne should be god again this year as Luck grows, but T.Y. Hilton threatens to become the teams top receiver sooner rather than later.
58) WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) – It has been reported that Nicks will get a bigger contract than Cruz. He just may end up being the best fantasy WR for the Giants this season and be a draft day value pick.
59) WR Eric Decker (DEN) – Denver is going to have a great offence that focuses on throwing the ball which will provide plenty of targets for each of the Denver receivers, but Welker’s presence is more likely to steal from Decker than Thomas.
60) WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) – Garcon had a couple of good games before going down with a foot injury and never really looking the same again. Despite the small sample size he was still electric as a Colt and could be stud in 2013 if he and his quarterback RGIII can stay healthy.
61) WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) – This could be a huge season for Bowe and he now has Alex Smith throwing him the ball. Smith is by no means an elite receiver but still an upgrade from the guys Bowe has had for the last few seasons.
62) QB Tony Romo (DAL) – Should be a great draft day value again in 2013 and has one of the best young receivers (Dez) in the league to throw to.
63) WR Antonio Brown (PIT) – Now the undisputed #1 WR in Pittsburgh, this is going to be a big season for Antonio Brown and his chances of becoming a top end wide receiver in the league.
64) RB Shane Vereen (NE) – Vereen’s pass catching ability could make him a sleeper this year as Tom Brady tries to keep the offence moving in any way he can. Had 149 yards on only eight catches in 2012.
65) WR Cecil Shorts (JAX) – After a breakout second season, Cecil has the potential to become and even better fantasy choice in 2013. I can see him going for about 1100 yards and close to double-digit touchdowns.
66) WR Mike Wallace (MIA) – Wallace needs to prove himself as more than just a deep threat in Miami if I am going to move him up my draft board and consider him anything more than a solid WR3.
67) WR Kenny Britt (TEN) – Britt has had a low key off-season, something that has been rare in his career and bodes well for his maturity. Quarterback concerns remain but Britt has the talent and hopefully now the focus
68) QB Eli Manning (NYG) – Last season will have people worried but you can count on Eli Manning having a bounce back season and being a great draft day value for a starting quarterback.
69) QB Andy Dalton (CIN) – Dalton was a the #12 quarterback and has the chance to improve his stats this season. However, the emergence of guys like Wilson, Kaepernick and RGIII will make it hard for Dalton to crack the top-10 and might even keep him outside the top-12 in 2013.
70) TE Dennis Pitta (BAL) – With Boldin now gone, Flacco is going to need to find somewhere to go with those targets and it seems as though the emerging tight end Pitta is a likely candidate.
71) TE Owen Daniels (HOU) – Ended the 2012 fantasy season as the #8 tight end with 716 and six touchdowns; there’s a chance that he can improve on those numbers this season.
72) RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) – An ankle injury has put Jonathan Stewart on the PUP list for now and could cause him to miss the first six weeks of the season. While that is currently unlikely, it is looking like DeAngelo Williams is the Panthers running back to grab for now, if you actually want one….
73) RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) – Will likely get the bulk of the carries for the Colts and their potent offence. Biggest concern in Bradshaw’s ankles and his inability to play a whole season.
74) RB Andre Brown (NYG) – Great chance that Brown will see a decent number of touches playing alongside the youngster David Wilson and an even better chance will see the brunt of the goal line work.
75) TE Vernon Davis (SF) – With Crabtree out and Kaepernick now the 16-game starter, Davis could move up the draft boards and become a great option in an otherwise wobbly tight end class.
76) TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) – The multiple 0-point weeks last season are worrisome, but the Vikings added Greg Jennings which should help spread things out for Rudolph who was pretty much the teams best receiver last year.
77) RB Pierre Thomas (NO) – Ingram is yet to impress me as a Saint and Pierre is being talked about as being the running back with the edge in camp over Ingram.
78) WR Steve Smith (CAR) – One of my biggest mistakes from last year was thinking that Smith was going to have an excellent season. While he did gain a solid yardage total he only managed 4 touchdown catches. Perhaps this season he will get undervalued, all he has to do is catch more TDs.
79) WR DeSean Jackson (PHI) – How many times can it be said; Jackson can win you a week but also lose you two. I always avoid drafting DeSean and that won’t be changing this year.
80) WR Torrey Smith (BAL) – Smith was very hit or miss last year, something I know first hand as I routinely selected the wrong weeks to sit or start him. He is far and away the best wide receiver the Ravens have but I don’t have complete faith in him and even less in Flacco.
81) WR Josh Gordon (CLE) – Gordon has to miss the first two weeks of the season but after that should be a great addition to any fantasy roster. Keep your eye out for this guy on draft day.
82) WR Greg Jennings (MIN) –
83) RB Giovani Bernard (CIN) – The rookie running back has sleeper potential has he could quickly become the starter for the Bengals. BenJarvus Green-Ellis is an extremely underwhelming runner with little upside that a young team like the Bengals are likely eager to replace.
84) RB Fred Jackson (BUF) – The veteran running back will still get a decent number of touches in Buffalo as they bring in a rookie quarterback.
85) WR Steve Johnson (BUF) – Johnson saw lots of targets last year but with a terrible quarterback slinging him the ball was barely able to have another 1000-yard season. With a rookie quarterback taking over I don’t like his odds of improving is 2013.
86) WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) – As I write this I realize that I will likely need to move Hilton up my draft board very soon. He could be a break out player this season and I already know I would draft him ahead of DeSean Jackson.
87) WR Mike Williams (TB) – Williams is looking like a sleeper again this year. He is going in most Mock Drafts as a flex option but had close to 1000 yards and 9 touchdowns last year.
88) RB Eddie Lacy (r) (GB) – The new rookie draft selection should get a shot to become a starter for the high powered offence that has desperately lacked one for seasons.
89) RB Mikel Leshoure (DET) – Leshoure takes a back seat to Bush as the starter in Detroit but showed last year how effective he can be in the red zone.
90) TE Greg Olsen (CAR) – Finished as the #5 TE this year and could duplicate that status again this year.
91) WR Lance Moore (NO) – The always underrated Moore should be a great flex option with upside again this year.
92) Justin Blackmon (JAX) – Will miss the first four games of the season with a suspension, but after that he could end up being a solid contributor.
93) WR Miles Austin (DAL) – Has obviously fallen by the wayside with Dez Bryant becoming one of the best wide receivers in the game. Still had close to 1000 yards and six touchdowns in 2012.
94) RB Darryl Richardson (STL) – Someone has to start for the Rams and reports are stating that it is Daryl Richardson for the time being. Sleeper Potential.
95) RB Ben Tate (HOU) – Foster is coming off a heavy workload which could mean more work for Tate. Their is also the potential he becomes a must start if Foster misses any time.
96) RB Shonn Greene (TEN) – Despite my disdain for Green he has put of some pretty solid numbers over the past two seasons. He is going to be playing second fiddle to Chris Johnson but is still going to see work each week.
97) TE Jermaine Gresham (CIN) – Dalton is a solid quarterback and Eifert is not going to overtake Gresham as the go to tight end in Cinci.
98) WR Anquan Boldin (BAL) – With Crabtree now out Boldin could be a steal and is bound to slide up my draft board.
99) RB Ronnie Hillman (DEN) – Hillman had trouble getting on the field last season due to struggles in pass protection. With a year in the league behind him and a full training camp to get ready, Hillman could earn himself many more opportunities if he can improve in protection. Hillman is the main threat to Montee Ball and why I don’t want to draft the rookie RB.
100) WR Chris Givens (STL) –