I know you’ve been waiting for these rankings like a sixteen year old girl camped out in line for New Moon tickets. So here you go! Wait, I skipped all of these words and all I see is 11 through 50! Hold your mini donkeys Broseph the top ten are right here (no you just missed them, back there under that yellow “here.”) This is the word set down from high into a burning when he pees Reggie Bush who I visited on my pilgrimage to Mardi Gras, don’t ask. Reggie told me he would twist or sprain or tweak something awful bad and that Peyton Manning raises and fights kittens for sport. You heard it here first Mike Florio!
Also check out our 2009 Fantasy Football Tiers which will help mightily while drafting. We will also be coming out with 51-100 and a Tier sheet for Points Per Receptions Leagues shortly so wait patiently, but don’t fall asleep and let someone steal your Bella and Edward action figures.
13. Calvin Johnson: See the Top 10 Wide Receivers post for projections.
15. Ronnie Brown: See why I like him, with projections.
17. Roddy White: See the Top 10 Wide Receivers post for projections.
18. Greg Jennings: See the Top 10 Wide Receivers post for projections.
19. Clinton Portis: See the Top 20 Running Backs post for projections.
20. Brian Westbrook: See the Top 20 Running Backs post for projections.
21. Marques Colston: See the Top 10 Wide Receivers post for projections.
22. Reggie Wayne: See the Top 10 Wide Receivers post for projections.
23. Brandon Jacobs: See the Top 20 Running Backs post for projections.
24. Marion Barber: See the Top 20 Running Backs post for projections.
25. Kevin Smith: See the Top 20 Running Backs post for projections.
30. Peyton Manning: See the Top 10 Quarterbacks post for projections.
31. Dwayne Bowe: Bowe had a break out season last year that was helped by a “suck and chuck” offense. Thankfully for Bowe the Chiefs new coach did some ok things with his last receivers, Boldin and Fitzgerald. I don’t like Cassel, but the Chiefs will be playing from behind. ADP: 31 Projections: 9/1025
32. Anthony Gonzalez: Gonzo the Second will benefit from a fully healthy Peyton Manning and the departure of Marvin “The Gunslinger” Harrison. He is about as solid a #2 as you can get! (Be forewarned this joke will be repeated throughout the life of Razzball Football.) ADP: 49 Projection: 8/1050
33. Pierre Thomas: Thomas has shown that he can play “big” by scoring near the goalline. Reggie Bush is good no matter how many times you are told the contrary. How much he plays in the slot or at wideout vs. how much he plays in the backfield will determine how much he cuts into Thomas’ numbers, but the real reason Thomas is so much higher in the projections is Reggie’s fragile frame. There is little doubt Bush will be burning with some Ben-Gay rubbed into his ouchies and boo-boos before the end of the season. ADP: 30 Projection: 7 /900, 2 /300
34. Marshawn Lynch: With the addition of the TO dog and pony show the Bills offense should open up which will allow Lynch to build a big head of steam. He is of course gone for the first three games, but he will be rested and ready to gun down the opposition. ADP: 42 Projection: 8/1000, 1/250
35. Darren McFadden: He is quickly moving up many draft boards with Cable saying he is on the verge of being the #1 RB. If the Raiders weren’t the Raiders I would move McFadden up the draft board like I was a congressman and my son was in front of him. ADP: 41 Projection: 5/800, 2/350
36. Antonio Gates: Gates is healed up and ready to take back the mantle of Best Tight End in the NFL. I’m pretty sure that’s the title of a soft-core calendar. I think Rivers is going to use Gates in the red zone early and often and in the AFC West he shouldn’t have too much difficulty doing that. ADP: 46 Projection: 8/900
38. Vincent Jackson: VJax is good, but I think Rivers makes him very good. I see the Chargers using Rivers like they did last year even with LT healthy which Vincent’s value rise from the grave. ADP: 43 Projection: 9/975
39. Jason Witten: Witten could be the leading receiver in Dallas. He’s the #1 TE on many draft lists. I like Gates to return to form, but Witten will be right up there with him. I don’t take TE’s early and Witten won’t slip too far, but if he did I would go all Romo on him. ADP: 39 Projection: 6/975
40. TJ Houshmandzadeh: Housh should be a great fit in Seattle, but that offense gives him too low a ceiling. Look for a good number of receptions, but average everything else. Think gray skies and a warm latte. ADP: 35 Projection: 8/1000
41. Roy Williams: The number one receiver on a team with a good QB who lets you get deep while he scampers around sounds like a recipe for some long TD’s and a rib dinner at Tony Roma’s. ADP: 40 Projection: 7/1050
42. Terrell Owens: TO should have a good year, but I just don’t see Edwards being consistent enough to keep The Ego happy. ADP: 29 Projection: 8/1000
43. Wes Welker: Garo Yepremian could QB the Patriots and this guy would catch over a hundred passes. Slow and steady wins the faux pewter fantasy trophy. And with Brady back his TD numbers should rise. ADP: 33 Projection: 8/980
45. Braylon Edwards: Coming off a pitiful, drop-filled season, Edwards should be hungry for some redemption, but he’s probably hungrier for a big pay day (not the candy bar). This is his contract year and I believe Edwards will bounce back, but not if he fills up on one of those monster candy bars and chases it with a 5 hour energy drink. ADP: 47 Projection: 7/1050
46. Knowshon Moreno: I think he’s in this Jones/Johnson group, but with a much more interesting name. His upside is huge and I’ve seen some huge upside in my day, but his injury and the stable of veteran backs in Denver make it more likely that he’ll be riding the rbbc train to averageville until he wins the job outright. ADP: 53 Projection: 7/950, 1/225
47. Larry Johnson: I want to tout him as the comeback player of the year, but I just . . can’t . . do . it! LJ should be a little more humble and ready to go this year and if he gets the chance I think he will have a productive year. I’m grabbing him when he falls (that’s how I used to pick up women in bars, unlike the LJ move of spitting on them). ADP: 52 Projection: 6/1050, 1/125
48. Ray Rice: It looks more and more like Rice will get the bulk of the carries on a team with a good defense which means lots of running. He’s moving on up like Weezie and George. ADP: 50 Projection: 6/900, 1/300
49. Bernard Berrian: Berrian will benefit from a better deep ball this year from Rosenfels. Doesn’t that sound like a small town in Texas? “Yeah, last I saw of him was in a tavern in Rosenfels, TX.” Anyway, Berrian will once again be helped by the focus on AP, DJ (All Purple, Day Jesus). ADP: 76 Projection: 8/950
50. Reggie Bush: I am a fan of Reggie’s ability. He’s not an every down back, but he is a dynamic open field runner and even though that’s not worth a #1 pick it is worth a big part of your offense. With his offseason surgery, propensity to get hurt and the emergence of Pierre Thomas it is hard to pick him with any confidence, but if he can stay healthy he will get his touches. ADP: 45 Projection: 3/550, 4/650