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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 Drew Brees (NO)

    Just another elite year in a career littered with them. Brees finished a relatively distant second to Peyton Manning in per-game fantasy scoring, but registered his fifth top-two QB finish among the past six years. Brees' fantasy "floor" may be the highest among all quarte... Read More

    #1 Adrian Peterson (Min)

    Peterson was never going to match his historic 2012, but we'll take 279/1,266/10 in a "down" year any day. Peterson's 4.53 YPC may have been his worst since 2009, but was still 12th amongst running backs. His touchdowns (10) and fantasy point total were fourth and sixth, r... Read More

    #2 Matt Forte (Chi)

    No. 2 in the NFL in rushing behind McCoy, Forte also finished third amongst backs in receptions (74) and fourth in receiving yards (592). He was an all-purpose workhorse under rookie coach Marc Trestman, clearing 95-plus total yards and/or scoring a touchdown in 13-of-16 games. Fort... 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 Demaryius Thomas (Den)

    Peyton Manning shattered records and Thomas was his No. 1 receiver. He certainly has the ability to be a dominant deep threat, but Manning's declining arm strength led to a ton of bubble screens. That was just fine by Thomas, who established himself as the league's premier run-after... Read More

    #1 Vernon Davis (SF)

    Davis scored 15 touchdowns in 18 games, including playoffs, and finished as fantasy's No. 2 tight end. It was the second time in his career that Davis eclipsed ten scores. And it still felt like Davis wasn't targeted enough. He finished 11th at tight end with his 82 targets. Davis i... 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
    Peyton Manning (Den)5,39544121
    Drew Brees (NO)5,24136141
    Andrew Luck (Ind)4,17029143
    Aaron Rodgers (GB)4,6223393
    Players RecRec YdsRec Tds
    Dez Bryant (Dal)1071,46011
    Jordy Nelson (GB)981,30710
    Antonio Brown (Pit)1011,3017
    A.J. Green (Cin)951,37510
    Players RecRec YdsRec Tds
    Julius Thomas (Den)7889410
    Jimmy Graham (NO)911,15412
    Rob Gronkowski (NE)811,0699
    Greg Olsen (Car)607475
    Players Rush YdsRush TdsRecRec YdsRec Tds
    Matt Forte (Chi)1,2338635412
    Jamaal Charles (KC)1,12610665743
    DeMarco Murray (Dal)1,0199504121
    LeSean McCoy (Phi)1,45711423402
    Players TackTack AsstSackIntForce Fum
    Eric Weddle (SD)9124121
    Harrison Smith (Min)8139131
    Morgan Burnett (GB)8429122
    Michael Griffin (Ten)6220022
    Players TackTack AsstSackIntForce Fum
    Sheldon Richardson (NYJ)5426401
    Marcell Dareus (Buf)4218501
    Jurrell Casey (Ten)3813901
    Ndamukong Suh (Det)3214802
    Players TackTack AsstSackIntForce Fum
    Luke Kuechly (Car)10351231
    DeAndre Levy (Det)7633121
    Lavonte David (TB)10833432
    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
    J.J. Watt (Hou)67201504
    Robert Quinn (StL)5291804
    Jason Pierre-Paul (NYG)44141202
    Everson Griffen (Min)38141201
    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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