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Top 5 Player Profiles By Position

#1 Peyton Manning (Den)

With a "noodle arm" and age theoretically working against him, Manning overcame the odds en route to a mammoth season, and arguably the greatest statistical quarterback campaign of all time. Despite losing LT Ryan Clady to a season-ending Lisfranc fracture two starts in, M... Read More

#2 Aaron Rodgers (GB)

A fractured collarbone ended Rodgers' fantasy season in Week 9. Exclude the game that was cut short and he averaged 24.8 standard league fantasy points per game, good for third at his position behind Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. Rodgers returned in Week 17 to clinch the NFC North ... Read More

#1 LeSean McCoy (Phi)

After a disappointing, injury-plagued 2012, McCoy was shot out of a cannon in rookie coach Chip Kelly's run-centric offense, leading the NFL in carries, rushing and yards from scrimmage. A high-upside model of consistency - the ideal fantasy player - "Shady" scored a TD an... Read More

#2 Jamaal Charles (KC)

Two years removed from tearing his ACL, Charles was second to none amongst running backs, leading the league in touchdowns while piling up 1,980 yards from scrimmage. He proved to be a match made in heaven with coach Andy Reid, racking up 70 receptions on a whopping 104 targets in a... Read More

#1 Calvin Johnson (Det)

Johnson battled a knee injury, constant double-teams and Matthew Stafford's inconsistent accuracy all season long. He still emerged as a top-three fantasy receiver for the third straight year. Just one year after setting the NFL record for receiving yards in a season, Megatron poste... Read More

#2 Dez Bryant (Dal)

Continuing to mature both on and off the field, Bryant put together his second straight dominant season. His 25 touchdown receptions across the last two years are tied for most in the NFL, and he's played in 46 straight games despite battling a number of nicks. Dez really made his m... Read More

#1 Jimmy Graham (NO)

Graham battled foot and elbow injuries toward the end of the season but never missed a game and set a new career-high in touchdowns. He bounced back after a drop-filled and injury-riddled 2012 season. Graham outscored No. 2 fantasy tight end Vernon Davis by 56.5 standard points to f... Read More

#2 Rob Gronkowski (NE)

Gronkowski missed the first six games of the season as he recovered from a twice-broken forearm. He then tore his ACL and MCL in Week 14. If we extrapolated Gronkowski's stats from the seven games he played in across 16 contests, he would have put up an 89-1,353-15.2-9 receiving lin... Read More

Player Projections

Players Pass YdsPass TDIntRush Tds
Aaron Rodgers (GB)4,6223393
Andrew Luck (Ind)4,17029143
Matthew Stafford (Det)4,93032181
Matt Ryan (Atl)4,82329151
Players RecRec YdsRec Tds
Calvin Johnson (Det)1001,48013
A.J. Green (Cin)951,37510
Antonio Brown (Pit)1011,3017
Jordy Nelson (GB)981,30710
Players RecRec YdsRec Tds
Julius Thomas (Den)7889410
Rob Gronkowski (NE)811,0699
Jimmy Graham (NO)911,15412
Greg Olsen (Car)607475
Players Rush YdsRush TdsRecRec YdsRec Tds
Arian Foster (Hou)1,1557433451
Marshawn Lynch (Sea)1,12011262231
Jamaal Charles (KC)1,12610665743
Eddie Lacy (GB)1,12410463542
Players TackTack AsstSackIntForce Fum
Lavonte David (TB)10833432
Luke Kuechly (Car)10351231
DeAndre Levy (Det)7633121
C.J. Mosley (Bal)8142211
Players TackTack AsstSackIntForce Fum
Jason McCourty (Ten)6721021
Darrelle Revis (NE)4422030
Corey Graham (Buf)5625022
Alterraun Verner (TB)5116131
Players TackTack AsstSackIntForce Fum
Sheldon Richardson (NYJ)5426401
Marcell Dareus (Buf)4218501
Gerald McCoy (TB)3912901
Ndamukong Suh (Det)3214802
Players TackTack AsstSackIntForce Fum
J.J. Watt (Hou)67201504
Robert Quinn (StL)5291804
DeMarcus Ware (Den)43141304
Jason Pierre-Paul (NYG)44141202
Players TackTack AsstSackIntForce Fum
Eric Weddle (SD)9124121
Michael Griffin (Ten)6220022
Harrison Smith (Min)8139131
Morgan Burnett (GB)8429122
Players 20-29 Made30-39 Made40-49 Made50+ MadePAT Made
Stephen Gostkowski (NE)71110254
Adam Vinatieri (Ind)10810144
Steven Hauschka (Sea)1079346
Dan Bailey (Dal)9106544

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