We’re gonna milk this top whatever gravy train from here until sundown.  Wait, how exactly do you milk a gravy train?  And now that I look up the definition of gravy train – An occupation or other source of income that requires little effort while yielding considerable profit – I really wish I’d picked a better analogy cuz this stuff ain’t easy!  This piece will only cover their rankings and be minimal in verbosity because I’ve already written in good detail about these guys in their own top 20 rankings in our 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings.  This post is simply to highlight how the 80 after the top 20 overall shake out.  So without further interruptions, I give you the remainder of the top 100 for fantasy football.

Projections: Running back stats are based on rushing yards/rushing TDs/receptions/receiving yards/receiving TDs.  Quarterbacks based on passing yards/passing TDs/INTs/Rushing Yards/Rushing TDs.  Wide Receivers and Tight Ends are based on receptions/receiving yards/receiving TDs/rushing yards/rushing TDs.  Finally, Kickers are based on…come on seriously, why would that happen?

21. Greg Jennings – Hey look it’s a wide receiver!  This position is deep this year.  So deep, so deep, it almost put my top 100 to sleep.  2012 Projections: 75/1200/11/0/0

22. Mike Wallace I have nothing to say so here’s a link for your amusement.  2012 Projections: 70/1275/9/50/0

23. Victor Cruz – So what song do you hear when Victor salsa dances in the end zone?  I really hope it’s not the ‘Sex In The City’ intro.  2012 Projections: 90/1260/8/0/0

24. Jamaal Charles – All kidding aside, this is one of those players I really love to watch when he’s on TV.  Unfortunately, he plays for the Chiefs so I don’t get to watch him much.  2012 Projections: 1100/4/40/450/4

25. Julio Jones – Get used to seeing wide receivers.  This ranking is chalk full o’ them.  2012 Projections: 70/1100/10/50/0

26. Roddy White – Roddy won’t be too rowdy this year but he should still be a quality WR1 for your team.  2012 Projections: 85/1175/8/0/0

27. Steven Jackson – Yeah, I really front-loaded these rankings with running backs.  I’d take it back if the RBs that are going lower felt safer to me than Jackson does.  2012 Projections: 1200/6/40/300/1

28. Andre Johnson – I don’t like ranking him outside the top 3 WR but wide receiver is too deep not to given his health history.  Funny how Darren McFadden ranked 9th and Andre ended up 8th at their respective positions.  Funny introspective not funny haha.  2012 Projections: 95/1300/8/10/0

29. A.J. Green – This year I hope A.J. tries to top the Jerome Simpson flip by doing a triple lutz into the end zone.  2012 Projections: 70/1120/8/40/0

30. Marques Colston – Oddly overlooked solid WR1 to have.  He only played 14 games last year and gave the stat line I’m projecting and most won’t rank him near these other guys.  I must be crazy…like a Silver Tailed Fox!  2012 Projections: 80/1120/8/0/0

31. Michael Vick – He’s going to go cheaper than this in drafts so don’t worry about where I’m ranking him.  He actually finished in the top 20 overall last year despite all the games missed so even now I’m undermining what he could do.  He’s an injury risk but a top 10 player when healthy.  2012 Projections: 3800/25/15/400/5

32. Wes Welker– Maybe Welker should be higher than this but I’ve made my fantasy football rankings and I’ll lie in it.  I believe in the receptions but don’t know if I believe in him being a touchdown scorer.  As I’ve stated, wide receiver is really too deep to quibble about as there are probably 15 to maybe even 20 legitimate WR1s out there.  Wes is one of those, don’t worry.  2012 Projections: 110/1100/6/30/0

33. Brandon Marshall – He and Cutler play nice together in the sand, don’t they?  2012 Projections: 85/1020/9/10/0

34. Percy Harvin – Hope this guy plays the year with Christian Ponder.  I’m sure Ponder does too.  2012 Projections: 85/1020/5/190/1

35. Steve Smith – Hopefully this isn’t the year Steve decides to get old.  He’d make me feel like a silly goose for ranking him here if he did.  2012 Projections: 75/1100/6/50/0

36. Adrian PetersonMy numbers and idea about where he’s ranked are based on playing about 12 games so if you don’t like what you see, don’t blame me, blame his knee.  2012 Projections: 950/10/20/200/1

37. Miles Austin – The next three guys on this list are from my ‘these might be a stretch’ tier in my top 20 rankings for wide receivers.  I can already hear your fingers furiously typing these next few guys in all caps with question/exclamation mark combos after their name.  2012 Projections: 75/1125/7/0/0

38. DeSean Jackson – Oh, you really want to yell at me now, I know.  Thankfully you don’t have my phone number.  2012 Projections: 65/1135/8/70/1 (and one return touchdown, FWIW)

39. Antonio Brown – I can feel the rage.  Let the hate flow!  2012 Projections: 75/1200/6/0/0

40. Ahmad Bradshaw We interrupt your anger for a special announcement: another RB!  2012 projections: 1150/8/35/250/0

41. Dez Bryant – Yeah, he’s in the top 50.  Doesn’t mean I’m drafting him.  2012 Projections: 65/1050/7/0/0

42. Reggie Bush –  Just think, maybe Reggie becomes dually eligible and then he’s a Wide Receiver just like all these other guys.  2012 Projections: 1100/6/40/280/2

43. Dwayne Bowe – How many ‘Bowe and Arrow’ jokes do you think are told around Arrowhead Stadium?  Whatever the count, I’m sure it’s not enough.  2012 Projections: 75/1050/7/0/0

44. Steve Johnson – I wanted to call him Stevie but each time I do I feel the need to sing ‘Superstition’.  2012 Projections: 80/1040/7/0/0

45. Jordy Nelson – You can take me out behind the Razzball barn and beat me mercilessly if he comes anywhere near his 2011 season.  I’m that certain (you don’t know where I live).  2012 Projections: 65/1170/8/0/0

46. Darren Sproles –  Thought I’d break up the receiving monotony with a little RB love.  I know, love stinks.   2012 Projections: 550/1/75/650/8

47. Vincent Jackson When it’s time for action, you call V.  Jackson!  That was a pointless quip for your amusement.  Oh and as I said in the wide receiver rankings, I won’t be calling unless it’s collect.  2012 Projections: 60/990/6/50/1

48. Fred Jackson I wish I believed in you, Fred, I really do.  2012 Projections: 1040/6/45/500/1

49. Kenny Britt As I mentioned in my top 20 wide receiver rankings, the stats are for a full season while the ranking is for the boo boos these next two have to get over before the season starts.  2012 Projections: 70/1190/9/0/0

50. Hakeem Nicks – Bros before hos and Britts before Nicks.  Yeah, I’m losing it.  2012 Projections: 75/1125/8/0/0

51. Frank Gore – These running backs are making me feel like running back to 1992.  We miss you, Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, et al…  2012 Projections: 1150/6/25/150/0

52. Jeremy Maclin – More consistent than DeSean?  Sure is.  However, no matter how many times I tried to stretch his stats I kept coming up with a solid PPR guy but not enough to vault him higher.  Yeah, I’ll probably be wrong about the Eagles receivers this year.  Mea culpa in advance.  2012 Projections: 70/960/8/25/0

53. Brandon Lloyd – An extremely good pick up by the Patriots in my humble opinion.  In my not so humble opinion, I have a fine backside. 2012 Projections: 65/1040/6/0/0

54. Tony Romo – First QB in a while and the first from the tier I really like this year.  Excited emoticon.  2012 Projections: 4000/30/10/50/2

55. Jermichael Finley – Fun fact: the keys to successful rankings are 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration, and 40% alcohol.  2012 Projections: 65/910/8/0/0

56. Aaron Hernandez – Am I the only one that would watch Law & Order re-runs over and over?  That last question was just to see if you were paying attention.  2012 Projections: 75/825/7/50/0

58. Jason Witten – He’s the safest from the tier I put him in.  What, you thought you’d get a joke?  Alright, three fantasy analysts walk into a bar…  2012 Projections: 85/950/5/0/0

58. Shonn Greene Here’s me hoping for growth and for Tim Tebow not to steal all his touchdown chances.  2012 Projections: 1100/6/25/175/1

59. Michael Turner -Ugh, I have to rank you here because of where I ranked you in the RBs.  Doesn’t mean I’m happy about it.  2012 Projections: 900/9/10/75/0

60. Matt Ryan – Oh Matty, the fun you and I are going to have together this year…um, in terms of fantasy football.  I should go now.  2012 Projections: 4300/32/13/75/1

61. Roy Helu Roy, you just got Shanahan’ed in my rankings.  2012 Projections: 600/4/60/540/2

62. Philip Rivers – Pointless fact: I occasionally put an ‘e’ at the end of his first name and pretend he’s French for no good reason.  2012 Projections: 4200/30/10/10/0

63. Doug MartinWhile Helu gets Shanahan’ed, Martin gets Blount’ed in my rankings…that sounds like a drug reference but I can assure you we’re drug free here at Razzball.  Well, minus the bath salts.  2012 Projections: 750/5/45/360/2

64. Eric Decker – I really want to be wrong about  Peyton so I can draft this guy and feel good about it.  2012 Projections: 70/980/7/0/0

65. Vernon DavisVernon is one of those guys that makes me play the ‘what if he played for the ___’ game.  Sadly, he doesn’t but dang is he still good.  2012 Projections: 70/850/6/0/0

66. Jahvid Best – Hopefully Suh doesn’t head stomp Jahvid as well this year.  2012 Projections: 600/3/55/500/4

67. Robert Meachem – All I ask of you, Meachem, is to play V-Jackson to P-Rivers.  Wait…P-Rivers?  Don’t say that out loud.  2012 Projections: 65/1050/7/10/0

68. Tony GonzalezTruly an ageless wonder and consistently useful every year.  2012 Projections: 75/775/6/0/0

69. Eli ManningI read the book of Eli and it told me this would be his stat line for this year.  2012 Projections: 4400/28/15/25/0

70. Pierre Garcon – Make me happy about this ranking, RG3, or I will no longer burn ‘First Down’ man-scented candles at the shrine I’ve built for you in my closet.  If that thing about candles sounded strange, just google it.  It’s a real thing.  2012 Projections: 75/975/7/20/0

71. Beanie Wells – Please just play 16 games this season, Beanie, and I will love you forever.  2012 Projections: 925/8/10/50/0

72. Fred Davis – Wow, I really do like Franchised Freddie this year.  Is it hot in here or is it just me?  2012 Projections: 75/975/7/0/0

73. Jonathan Stewart– Goodness, so many guys rushing the ball in Carolina, it’s hard to know which one will go off from week to week.  Did I just use ‘Goodness’ like my grandma?  Where did that come from?  2012 Projections: 750/4/45/405/2

74. Robert Griffin, III – I won’t lie, I came very close to ranking Big Ben higher than him in my QB rankings.  However, it’s all in a tier and it’s all good.  2012 Projections: 3500/22/18/500/6

75. Torrey Smith – I have a confession to make.  I once stole 5 dollars from my mom’s purse.  Not the confession you were looking for?  Well how about I like Torrey for 2012.  2012 Projections: 65/1040/5/50/0

76. Ben RoethlisbergerEvery time I type his last name, spell check tells me I’m wrong and every time I look at it, I want to agree.  2012 Projections: 4000/28/18/50/1

77. DeAngelo Williams – I wonder if Williams, Newton, Tolbert and Stewart will play rock, paper, scissors in the huddle to see who gets to run the ball in.  2012 Projections: 750/8/15/120/0

78. Titus Young – Kid has attitude problems, we all know that.  But you tell me, what Lion player DOESN’T seem to have that?  2012 Projections: 60/750/7/50/0

79. James Starks – Hey, here’s the guy that Brent talked about earlier this year.  We should necro-comment-post him.  2012 Projections: 820/5/40/320/2

80. Isaac Redman I had a Redman reference but re-enacted this scene from How High and forgot it.  2012 Projections: 925/7/30/240/1

81. Antonio Gates – When Gates gets a full lower torso replacement, I’ll draft him again.  2012 Projections: 70/910/7/0/0

82. Peyton Hillis – First Peyton in my rankings and it’s not a Manning.  Hrm, I wonder if we’ll see another one before this is done?  2012 Projections: 800/6/30/300/1

83. Michael Bush – The longer Forte hasn’t signed, the more I lust for Bush in Chicago.  I’m talking about the player there, buddy, don’t get any funny ideas.  2012 Projections: 700/7/40/350/1

84. Michael CrabtreeAll I had to say about Crabtree when I originally ranked him was that he was shaping up to be a solid PPR guy.  That’s still all I really have to say.  2012 Projections: 75/900/5/0/0

85. Toby Gerhart – If things play out how I expect them to, most of Toby’s value will be squeezed out of him by the end of week 4 and it will taste like grapefruit juice; yeah, it’s good for you but it’s gonna taste bitter the whole way down.  2012 Projections: 810/5/30/240/2

86. Darrius Heyward-Bey – Hey, hey, hey it’s Darrius Heyward-Bey!  You need to read that in a Fat Albert voice to find even a modicum of enjoyment from that last sentence.  2012 Projections: 65/910/5/0/0

87. Peyton Manning – Gah, why didn’t I rank him behind Cutler?  Why?!?  2012 Projections: 3800/26/8/10/0

88. C.J. Spiller – I like what C.J. did last year with Fred out.  He was drafted to be their RB of the future and if Fred goes down again the future will be now.  2012 Projections: 625/4/40/320/2

89. Ben Tate – I’m running out of running backs.  This is scary.  I might have to rank a defense.  2012 Projections: 750/7/15/105/0

90. Mike Williams (TB) – Solely based on the idea of Freeman getting his shizz together.  Oh, this one could be very wrong.  2012 Projections: 65/910/4/0/0

91. Felix Jones – DeMarco’s evil Cowboy twin.  It’s all in the goatee.  2012 Projections: 675/1/45/315/2

92. Jay Cutler – This guy is a cut above the rest!  Yeah, I’m almost done and I’m running on fumes here.  2012 Projections: 3500/23/12/150/2

93. Lance Moore – There’s really nothing exciting to say about Lance but he’s definitely a solid WR to have. 2012 Projections: 60/660/8/0/0

94. Anquan Boldin – Some dudes may have the coin, but only Boldin can have the Anquan.  2012 Projections: 60/840/5/0/0

95. Donald Brown– I just made an angry Donald Duck noise having to rank Brown here.  2012 Projections: 840/5/15/105/0

96. Willis McGehee – Hrm, what can I say about McGehee?  Seriously, I don’t know what to say that’s why I’m asking you.  2012 Projections: 750/7/15/60/1

97. Santonio Holmes – We’re at the not so sexy section of our rankings as you can tell.  Just like Tom Cruise, even in lingerie Holmes does nothing for me.  2012 Projections: 55/715/5/0/0

98. Stevan Ridley – For now, Ridley seems like the man in New England but since I don’t know for sure I have to say ‘down with the man!’.  2012 Projections: 600/7/10/40/0

99. Demaryius Thomas – You wanted sexy before you left my top 100 so I’m here to give you sexy.  Enjoy the moment.  2012 Projections: 55/880/5/0/0

100. Denarius Moore – This ranking might be nefarious to Denarius if Carson Palmer and him keep pace with what they did to end the season together.  2012 Projections: 45/810/5/0/0

  1. Doc7 says:

    Matt Ryan’s projections are a notch better than Romo’s, so why is Toni ranked higher?

    • Sky

      Sky says:

      Rankings and projections are two different animals. If we went solely by projections we’d have about 5 QBS drafted 1-5. I like Ryan this year, but recognize the consistency of Romo. Plus they’re in the same tier with Rivers in my top 20 QB ratings.

  2. sol says:

    In dynasty league was offered

    Dalton, Steve Smith, Fitz, and Colston for

    Cam, Aj Green and Sanu (I have these guys)…not sure if I should take the deal

    • Sky

      Sky says:

      Don’t like getting older in a dynasty league and I’m not huge on Dalton. It’s fair, I just wouldn’t do it.

  3. David_KOA says:

    Early good evening sir
    When looking at the Jets rushing TD situation, I am thinking Tim Tebow has an effect on Mark Sanchez and his 6 rushing TD’s from last year. Seeing as before last year his career high was only 3 in that department.

    • Sky

      Sky says:

      Evening, my man. I do agree it will cut into Sanchez’ TD opportunities (and for good reason with all those fumbles last year). Tebow could be a blessing or a curse for Green at the goal line. Hopefully he draws the attention and gives off to him but it’s my only hesitation with him as an RB2. Minor quibble.

      • David_KOA says:

        Shonn Greene in a perfect world(fantasy draft) you could grab him as a RB3/Flex play. That is not the world we live in and most times this summer fantasy owners are gonna have to reach a round or two earlier then they should for a back like Shonn Greene. He should be an okay RB2 for teams that go with a combo of QB/WR/TE early.

        • Sky

          Sky says:

          I’ll drink to that.

  4. Keter Ping says:

    I am in a keeper league that had finished 7-6 last year but due to the grace of God (Tim Tebow) and the Seahawks defense I was able to have the opportunity of being blown out in the championship game. Since it is a keeper league I trolled my league by stockpiling all the injured players that were cut during the year.

    I have to pick two keepers out of this list and I will have the 2nd pick in the draft in a month so I could essentially pick three if needed.

    This is a 10 team standard scoring ESPN league but the lineups are ridiculous: 2QB, 3RB, 4WR, 1TE, 1K, 1DST. I am pushing hard to get it dropped to 1QB and instead of 4WR there would be 3WR with a WR/TE flex. Whatever…

    The options are:

    Ryan Mathews
    Jamaal Charles (someone cut)
    Peyton Manning (someone cut)
    Tony Romo
    Mike Wallace
    Miles Austin
    and a bunch of Roy Helu type RBs

    I do not know who the other keepers are but I am leaning towards Mathews and Charles and banking on at least a Richardson or a top QB to be available.


    • Sky

      Sky says:

      Wow, those are weird team set-ups for a 10 teamer. My only hesitation with your 2 RB selections is who are you going to get at QB in the draft or do you already have those as separate keepers? Two QB leagues are a headache when keepers are involved.

  5. trevor says:

    I feel like seeing this is a disservice to me. Time to forget all I’ve seen here

    • Sky

      Sky says:

      @trevor, sorry to hear that, Trevor. Good luck this season.

  6. Nate says:

    Keeper league with 3 keepers, costing the round the player was drafted in.

    PPR, 6 point passing TDs.

    Keeping LeSean McCoy for sure.

    Who would you keep of Ben Roethlisberger (5th round cost), Fred Jackson (9th round cost) and Roy Helu (14th round cost)?

    • Sky

      Sky says:

      10 or 12 team? I’m assuming there’s only one QB to start and if that’s the case, I’d probably go Helu/Jackson due to round value. Any idea what QBs will be available to you in the draft?

  7. trevor says:

    at least im still reading. i dont even bother to look at anybody elses for the most part. definitely nothing out of espn or yahoo.

  8. Pliny says:

    Question,? I am in a 12 team PPR league with two keepers. I won the title last year and now have to decide which two to keep, it is between Stafford, Forte and Roddy White? I also will be picking 12th this year in a snake style draft. Any advice would be appreciated.


  9. Pliny says:

    One other to mention reference my previous email, league setup is 1 QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, FLEX (RB/WR/TE). Thanks again my friend

    • Sky

      Sky says:

      No problem. I’d go Stafford & Forte there.

  10. Keter Ping says:

    I am putting all my love and trust into this site for my team this year. Like the guy a couple before I only read razzball (baseball and now football) and stay away from the four letter site and others. Will you be doing a top 200+ ranking or going any deeper in position rankings?

    Mucho gracias senor!

    • Sky

      Sky says:

      I will see what I can do. I’d hate to disappoint a dyslexic Peter King!

  11. Landry says:

    Do you know when (of if?!) you will be doing Tiers this year? Your tier sheet in my main draft resource and has done me well over the years.

    • Sky

      Sky says:

      We are working on getting it up there shortly

  12. rob says:

    loyal razz baseball reader, ready to trust razz football. will you be updating the top 100 after the preseason or at any other points? Also, any easy references on sleepers or cheat sheets that you could provide would be awesome! Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:

      Plan on making a cheat sheet with the tiers in the works. Will more likely do weekly rankings and a mid season shuffle up. Thanks for your readership and sorry for delay: traveling day yesterday

  13. STRAWberry says:

    Hello Sir,

    Loyal FBB Razzball reader and will try you guys for football this year, while offering my own quips, ideas, and comments to your postings. Really looking forward to it.

    Love the analysis and thoughts you have put into the top 100 as I also believe in a top tier RB with the first pick, although draft position can definitely help shape your team’s identity…will you have a top RB, 2nd / 3rd tier RB & top WR (usually happens to someone with the first few picks) or stockpile RB’s, when at the tailend of a snake draft. I digress.

    First player I am looking at as a potential sleeper and am interested in your opinion is Isaac Redman. It seems like the Steelers can throw any guy in their backfield and he will be a successful RB, much like Shanahan if he could make up his mind. I also like the fact he is in a contract year at a physical prime age of 27 (to borrow from baseball) with something to prove. While there is not strong evidence to support direct correlation of contract years and on-field success, it definitely can’t hurt, with the inverse seeming to be true after a large contract is signed (see one Johnson, Chris). Thank you in advance for your opinion on Redman and looking forward to bringing home a tropy this season.

    • Sky

      Sky says:

      Thanks, glad to hear what we are doing is appreciated.

      We see Starks and Redman similarly. Passing offenses with a decent RB in the backfield. They both have a shot at being RB2s but can be drafted like a flex. Overall should be solid.

  14. Lomez says:

    Hello, friends.

    Keep up the great work here. Looking forward to participating in my first Razzball commenter league this season.

    (now entering the self-important part of this post)

    Anyway, really stumped as to how to proceed with some keepers. .5 PPR league and we get 2 keepers. I’ve got Gronk (last round value) that I’m keeping. My second keeper is down to three options: Matt Ryan (7th round), Tiny Darren Sproles (11th), & Demaryius Thomas (2nd to last round).

    No idea what draft order is at this point so I don’t know where I’ll sit in the early rounds.

    I’m leaning toward Ryan. It feels wrong…but is it right? Wrong Feels Right? I think that’s a Dum Dum Girls song.

    I have to declare my keepers in the next day so any salient advice would be appreciated.

    (now leaving self-important part of this post)

    Moving on, thank you for always entertaining and informative reads.



    • Sky

      Sky says:

      Ha, good luck this season in the RCLs!

      I’d keep Ryan – yea it does feel wrong – and target Sproles in the draft. Not a huge Demaryius fan.

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