[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.

That being said, I did rank certain players whose futures are unsure (Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch) just because as of now, there is no news about what will happen.

Don’t worry, that’ll change with updated rankings in the upcoming months…

 

1. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs

2. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers

3. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots

4. Matt Forte, Bears

5. Eddie Lacy, Packers

6. LeSean McCoy, Eagles

7. DeMarco Murray, FA

8. Antonio Brown, Steelers

9. Adrian Peterson, FA

10. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos

11. Calvin Johnson, Lions

12. Aaron Rodgers, Packers

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.

 

13. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks

14. Dez Bryant, Cowboys

15. Jordy Nelson, Packers

16. C.J. Anderson, Broncos

17. Jimmy Graham, Saints

18. Carlos Hyde, 49ers

19. Arian Foster, Texans

20. Jeremy Hill, Bengals

21. A.J. Green, Bengals

22. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos

23. Julio Jones, Falcons

24. Alshon Jeffery, Bears

Note: I fully expect Lynch to retire, but I had to put him here for now.  Carlos Hyde and C.J. Anderson were two of the hardest players to rank this early.  So much can change with both of them.

 

25. Odell Beckham, Jr., Giants

26. Randall Cobb, Packers

27. Andrew Luck, Colts

28. T.Y. Hilton, Colts

29. Julius Thomas, Broncos

30. Peyton Manning, Broncos

31. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles

32. Lamar Miller, Dolphins

33. Justin Forsett, Ravens

34. Brandon Marshall, Bears

35. Joique Bell, Lions

36. Andre Ellington, Cardinals

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.

 

37. Rashad Jennings, Giants

38. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers

39. Mark Ingram, FA

40. Mike Evans, Bucs

41. Drew Brees, Saints

42. Russell Wilson, Seahawks

43. Roddy White, Falcons

44. Golden Tate, Lions

45. Tre Mason, Rams

46. Sammy Watkins, Bills

47. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans

48. Greg Olsen, Panthers

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

50. Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers

51. Alfred Morris, Washington

52. Torrey Smith, Ravens

53. Josh Gordon, Browns

54. Julian Edelman, Patriots

55. Eric Decker, Jets

56. Latavius Murray, Raiders

57. Branden Oliver, Chargers

58. Brandin Cooks, Saints

59. Tony Romo, Cowboys

60. Keenan Allen, Chargers

Note: Ryan Mathews is done in San Diego, leaving a three-headed monster, led by Oliver.  I hope whoever ends up in Oakland decides to commit to Latavius Murray.  The talent is there.

 

61. Gio Bernard, Bengals

62. Stevan Ridley, FA

63. Chris Ivory, Jets

64. C.J. Spiller, FA

65. Denard Robinson, Jaguars

66. Isaiah Crowell, Browns

67. Fred Jackson, Bills

68. Bryce Brown, Bills

69. Vincent Jackson, Bucs

70. Tom Brady, Patriots

71. Charles Johnson, Vikings

72. Martellus Bennett, Bears

Note: This round has the potential to be loaded with value at running back.  Let’s see how the chips fall.

 

73. Jarvis Landry, Dolphins

74. Percy Harvin, Jets

75. Donte Moncrief, Colts

76. Andre Johnson, Texans

77. Cam Newton, Panthers

78. Jay Cutler, Bears

79. Travis Kelce, Chiefs

80. Matt Ryan, Falcons

81. Matthew Stafford, Lions

82. Kenny Stills, Saints

83. Michael Floyd, Cardinals

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.

 

85. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

86. Steve Smith, Ravens

87. Allen Robinson, Jaguars

88. Philip Rivers, Chargers

89. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins

90. Antonio Gates, Chargers

91. Martavis Bryant, Steelers

92. Larry Fitzgerald, FA

93. Jordan Matthews, Eagles

94. Victor Cruz, Giants

95. Andre Williams, Giants

96. Jerick McKinnon, Vikings

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.

 

97. Mike Wallace, Dolphins

98. Eric Ebron, Lions

99. Davante Adams, Packers

100. Cody Latimer, Broncos

Note: Ebron will show the Jimmy Graham potential next year.  Adams, Latimer will see their roles grow, too.

 

 

  1. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Good job on these ‘way to early’ ranks. Good call on Ebron! I know we discussed this on a post way back, but the TE position is going to boast some dope talent. Next year’s TE pool will be deep and interesting. Ebron, ASJ, Amaro, Eifert, plus many others. Can’t wait.

    • German Cowboys says:
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      Regarding O.D. Beckham, just forget about Cruz, he will never ever comeback to such a form to steal relevant targets. Rupture Patella Tendon is such a serious injury, players who needs to cut while running full speed like in football ( WR or RB) or in soccer won’t perform ever to it’s pre-injury level. ACL injuries are little comparing to Patella tendon rupture.

      the only thing with O.D. will he have his second year slump ? i do not think so he is just a real freak. i buy into him even with Elli.

      btw.. GO BOYS……

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: that line about the TE’s was exactly what was said about all 4 this year. Granted Eifert got hurt, and they will all be older, so that’s good.

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Mordacious Levator:

        I agree, but most of them didn’t have the opportunity this year. The experience is all they needed. You can’t have expected them to blow the doors off the league as rooks and in timeshare situations. I do see your point though.

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @OldMilwaukeePounders: ASJ wasn’t in timeshare (did end season injured, and had a one week or so injury earlier), and i was just hearing that till late in year pettigrew was barely on field, as far as ebron goes. eifert got hurt early, i’m not counting him. Amaro’s problem might have only been the fact that he has NYJ’s QB’s.

  2. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    watch peterson end up in SD, oliver simply isn’t a starter, r.brown is awful, and the other guy in brown town ain’t much better. This is assuming MIN is willing to stick with McKinon (which they probably should, moneywise).

  3. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    the butler around pick 50 will be huge, if WAS’s offense comes back at all (it may not, as i’ve heard they are sticking with the gruden disfuncting), even if they don’t stop giving his TD’s away every week.

  4. Jax says:
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    I completely understand that this post will change over and over and over again, but putting Gronk #3 is ludacris. For one, his injury history should always be taken into account. Secondly, with everything being equal, I don’t understand drafting a TE at 3 overall, or even in the 1st round. We all saw what can happen to a team who invests their first pick into a TE (i.e Jimmy Graham this year). This points (a little bit) to the VBD strategy, and I like that strategy, but this is definitely taking it to the extreme.

    Again, I know this is just a fun thing to post, but that doesn’t negate the fact the drafting an elite TE at 3, even if it is Gronk, is lunacy

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