[Jay’s Note: The Official 2015 Razzball Fantasy Football Rankings will come out in several months, but Michael has been awesome enough to give you guys a taste of how things stand right now. Way too early? Sure. Way too hot? Yes! Early AND hot folks… just like my love life.]
2014 was an interesting fantasy football year, wasn’t it? It was the year of the rookie receiver, as Odell Beckham, Jr., Kelvin Benjamin, Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins and more took the league by storm. There were studs being studs, as well as studs being duds. The zero-running back strategy was implemented, and well, didn’t work out that well for most people.
2015 is going to be even more of an interesting year, as draft strategies are sure to change for people. While it’s way too early in the fantasy offseason to rank players, we figured what the heck, we may as well have some fun with it.
Don’t worry, that’ll change with updated rankings in the upcoming months…
2. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
7. DeMarco Murray, FA
9. Adrian Peterson, FA
11. Calvin Johnson, Lions
Notes: There’s no real surprises here, aside from Gronk slotting in at No. 3 in the overall rankings. It’s about difference makers, people. Gronk and running backs who catch the ball are exactly that.
25. Odell Beckham, Jr., Giants
30. Peyton Manning, Broncos
Note: Yup, I’m not getting ODB next year. I’ve already accepted it. He’s an incredible talent, but I don’t trust Eli Manning to support two fantasy relevant wide receivers. Beckham’s talent is out of this world, but Victor Cruz will be back getting targets. Plus, let’s see how coordinators adjust to him next year. He’ll be fine, but I can’t draft him in the top two rounds.
39. Mark Ingram, FA
40. Mike Evans, Bucs
43. Roddy White, Falcons
Note: The first three picks of this round are all gambles with Stewart, Jennings and Ingram. They all have factors that could impact their ranking, whether it be health, which team they are on or re-signing of a teammate (I’m looking at you, DeAngelo).
49. DeSean Jackson, Washington
51. Alfred Morris, Washington
62. Stevan Ridley, FA
64. C.J. Spiller, FA
67. Fred Jackson, Bills
68. Bryce Brown, Bills
69. Vincent Jackson, Bucs
Note: This round has the potential to be loaded with value at running back. Let’s see how the chips fall.
74. Percy Harvin, Jets
84. Ahmad Bradshaw, Colts
Note: And the quarterbacks begin to come off the board. Please, people, if you’ve learned anything this year, wait on quarterbacks in 2015. The position is loaded again.
92. Larry Fitzgerald, FA
Note: I can’t wait for Allen Robinson in 2015, man. He was so good prior to his injury. All of the other receivers showed flash, but Robinson will add to the studded sophomore group next year.
Note: Ebron will show the Jimmy Graham potential next year. Adams, Latimer will see their roles grow, too.