Yesterday we looked at #81-100 (click here to view), so let’s continue our countdown of fantasy football’s Top 100 for 2012. In this 20 there are some low-level QB1s and a few wide receivers who are borderline WR2, but the main focus are on running backs with upside and mid-level TE1.
These running backs are options that I’d prefer to have as my third or fourth choices, but they definitely have the potential to be viable starters on a weekly basis (definitely as a FLEX from the outset with the chance for significantly more). Depending on your format and the way your competitors draft you may be forced to reach to have one of these depth options that you like, but if you can I would wait to draft the majority of them.
The tight ends all have potential, most notably Vernon Davis and Antonio Gates, and I would be happy to get any of the three. If you don’t want to commit an early pick on one of the top options this would be a good group to focus on.
61. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers (QB-10)
62. Shonn Greene – New York Jets (RB-24)
63. Beanie Wells – Arizona Cardinals (RB-25)
64. BenJarvus Green-Ellis – Cincinnati Bengals (RB-26)
65. Stevie Johnson – Buffalo Bills (WR-24)
66. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers (TE-6)
67. Jeremy Maclin – Philadelphia Eagles (WR-25)
68. Robert Meachem – San Diego Chargers (WR-26)
69. Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos (QB-11)
70. Willis McGahee – Denver Broncos (RB-27)
71. Jonathan Stewart – Carolina Panthers (RB-28)
72. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers (WR-27)
73. Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers (TE-7)
74. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers (QB-12)
75. Brandon Lloyd – New England Patriots (WR-28)
76. Stevan Ridley – New England Patriots (RB-29)
77. James Starks – Green Bay Packers (RB-30)
78. Matt Schaub – Houston Texans (QB-13)
79. Brandon Pettigrew – Detroit Lions (TE-8)
80. Torrey Smith – Baltimore Ravens (WR-29)
What are your thoughts of the start of the rankings? Who is too high? Who is too low?
Make sure to check out our 2012 fantasy football rankings: