2015 DRAFT GUIDE
By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports

Quarterbacks:

The quarterback position continues to be very deep for fantasy teams. We said it last year but it might ring even more true this year. The quarterback position might be the deepest ever for fantasy teams, causing the dilemma of acting early on an elite option or waiting and getting a solid starter later in your draft. It is a tough call for fantasy teams.

If you want an Andrew Luck or Aaron Rodgers, you'll have to use a pick on a quarterback in the first three or so rounds of your draft. If you want to wait until the later rounds, you likely will get a guy like Tony Romo as your starter, which isn't bad by any means but won't score as much some of the elite guys.

Either way, you will also want to know your scoring system. Every league is different. Some leagues favor quarterbacks a little more while others try to devalue the position some by making passing touchdowns worth less as well as penalizing more for interceptions. So you'll want to know your scoring inside and out before deciding when to take a quarterback.



Running Backs:

When it comes to fantasy, the running back position is a top priority. And this will be the case even more this season. The elite backs are much tougher to come by these days. You'll have to act early to get one of the top backs in this year's draft. These guys will go fast come draft day, and teams having them will have an advantage over their opponents. There just aren't that many elite backs any more, especially with more teams using a two-back approach or throwing on nearly every down.

But there are other options out there with potential after those top guys are gone. Who is the Justin Forsett of this season? There are several players capable of having that breakout season, including Latavius Murray, Charles Sims and Joseph Randle. There is a drop off after the top guys, so finding one of these diamonds in the rough is as important as ever for fantasy teams in 2015.


Wide Receivers:

The receiver position is a lot more coveted these days, mainly because so many leagues are points per reception (PPR). This makes getting someone like Antonio Brown a big plus for fantasy teams. Top receivers have even more value in PPR leagues. If you don't get an elite option in a PPR league, you aren't likely winning your league.

And we have some quality top options. There are about 10 or so elite fantasy receivers - guys capable of leading the league in scoring. After the top guys, though, we have a lot of similar options, which is why many wait on receivers after the elite guys are gone. It is another reason teams load up on No. 1 receivers early. You can use different strategies at the receiver spot and have success both ways.

Just like at running back, teams are looking for the next surprise. Who will be the Emmanuel Sanders in 2015? There are several breakout candidates, including Jordan Matthews, Martavis Bryant and Brandin Cooks. There are options out there that could break through. The key is to identify them, target a few, get a few for your team, and hope for the best.


Tight Ends:

It is becoming more and more evident that the tight end position isn't overlooked these days. Just look at the last few seasons with Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham posting huge numbers, point totals as high as any position. These are players that can carry a team to the playoffs. Needless to say, a top No. 1 tight end that produces similar to an elite receiver can be a huge plus for fantasy teams.

The problem is about a handful of players fit that category while most are just capable starters for fantasy teams. So if you want one of those elite guys, act quickly. You'll likely have to use a pick in the first three rounds.

But there remains a lot of talent after those top options. Guys like Jordan Reed, Delanie Walker and Larry Donnell can be had fairly late in drafts but still produce solid starting tight end numbers for fantasy teams. This is a valid reason why some fantasy teams wait on a tight end while loading up on other positions.


Kickers:

We mention it every season, but the key to finding a successful fantasy kicker is drafting a kicker that is on a team that wins games. Of the top-10 kickers last season, all played on winning teams. There will be an occasional kicker that breaks this rule, but for the most part, the best kickers play on the best teams. They are giving them more opportunities to score, making their point totals among the best in the league.

And please don't be the guy that takes a kicker in the fifth round of your draft. The point deferential from week to week between the top kicker and the 10th rated guy is minimal. We aren't saying to totally discount the position, but use some discretion. Every point does matter, but having your core team in place before taking a kicker is a good idea come draft day.

You also know that some teams will surprise and a kicker's production will be rewarded. Last season, Cody Parkey was the big surprise at kicker. He was third in the league in scoring, but went undrafted in many leagues because of the uncertainly about the starting kicker with the Eagles before the start of the season. Keep that in mind when thinking about taking a kicker in the early rounds of your draft. Let someone else use a mid-round pick on Stephen Gostkowski while you solidify the rest of your roster.


Def / STs:

The big thing with the defense/special teams position is knowing your rules. Some leagues really reward defenses for sacks, turnovers and points allowed while others just give points for touchdowns scored by your defense/special teams. This is quite a different approach, so before ranking or picking a defense during your draft, know what your league favors. Your rules will dictate the value the position in your league.

With that said, the Seahawks are our top selection this season after another big season and most of those key guys returning in 2015. But after them, we have several solid choices. The Rams, Panthers and Texans should have solid seasons and are capable of finishing near the top of most leagues in defense/special teams scoring.

And there are a couple different approaches to taking a defense. If you want to use a mid-round pick on a defense/special teams, take the Rams or Panthers or whoever you have rated high. But if you want to wait until the later rounds, grab two defenses you think you can platoon based on matchups. This is a good strategy to use if you want to wait a while before taking a defense and use that mid-round pick on another position. Getting two teams like the Chiefs and Dolphins could do just as well as taking the Seahawks with a higher pick. It is just something to think about heading into your draft. Platoon options can work well with this position.


Updated: 07/06/15
 #1  Eddie Lacy (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 9  Yds: 1139  Rush: 246Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Lacy built on his rookie season and performed well in his second season in the league. He topped 1,500 total yards and scored 13 touchdowns. Lacy had just two 100-yard rushing games but topped 100 total yards 10 times, including nine straight games to end his season. Lacy was a complete back for the Packers, doing well as a runner and a receiver. He caught 42 passes, improving his pass-catching skills for the team. He'll continue to be the top back for the Packers explosive offense. Lacy has great size for the position and runs with a lot of power. He isn't a finesse back but has pretty good moves in space but does his best work between the tackles. He also isn't a bad receiver as evident by his reception totals his first two seasons. Lacy isn't a top big-play back but will break off some long runs in this top offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lacy is an elite fantasy back capable of building on his first two seasons in the league. His total yardage and touchdown potential if off the charts with the Packers, making him a top-five pick for fantasy teams. He can get around 1,800 total yards and 15 or so touchdowns with around 50 receptions.

 #2  Le'Veon Bell (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1361  Rush: 290PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Bell had a breakout year, finishing first overall in fantasy scoring for running backs. He made big play after big play as a runner and receiver. He had more than 2,200 total yards. Bell had 100 or more total yards all but three games. He had four 100-yard rushing games and touchdowns five of six games to end the season. Bell is a big back with strength and speed. He will run over defenders but also has good moves in space. Bell is becoming one of the top pass catchers at running back in the game and is a huge asset in pass protection. He might be the most complete package at running back right now.

Fantasy Outlook: Hot
Bell might have a hard time matching last year but it wouldn't surprise to see him reach those totals again and maybe even surpass those. He is the real deal at running back and is a top-three fantasy pick for 2015. You can make a strong case for him to be first overall come draft day. For now, count on about 2,000 total yards and 13 touchdowns with 80 receptions.

 #3  Jamaal Charles (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 9  Yds: 1033  Rush: 206Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Charles had a bit of a down year for his standards but was still seventh in running back scoring, finishing with more than 1,300 total yards. He had just one 100-yard rushing game, though, which was a big drop from the previous year. Charles scored 14 touchdowns, which boosted his overall fantasy numbers. He found the end zone on a regular basis. Charles also caught the ball well, having 40 receptions. Charles has 1,000-yard rushing seasons five of six years and two straight with double-digit scores. Charles has top speed, great moves and even runs with some power despite weighing less than 200 pounds. He is the complete package at running back. Charles also catches the ball well, having 27 or more receptions in each of his full seasons. Charles is 28 years old but doesn't have a crazy amount of touches compared to other backs, so he doesn't seem to be slowing down just yet.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Charles is a top-five fantasy back. He can rebound from last season, especially in the reception department. He should get more chances to catch the ball. We love his touchdown potential in this offense and his total yardage upside. Charles is capable of leading all backs in fantasy scoring. Expect around 1,800 total yards and 15 scores with 50 receptions.

 #4  Adrian Peterson (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 75  Rush: 21MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Peterson was embroiled in controversy last season, getting deactivated and suspended for nearly the entire season because of child abuse allegations. He played just a game, gaining 93 total yards in Week 1. Peterson is expected back this year and should be the top back for the Vikings. He hasn't had any off the field issues before last year but will be on a short leash with the league and team going forward. As long as he is playing, he'll be the top back for the Vikings. Peterson has seven 1,000-yard seasons and double-digit touchdowns every year in the NFL (except last year). Peterson is as explosive as any back in the game. He looks like a man among boys. Peterson can run over tacklers but also has great speed to break a big play every time he touches the ball. Peterson also is an improving receiver, having 20-plus receptions five times during his career. Peterson is 30 years old, so age is a concern but having basically sat out last year should help keep him healthy for another year or two. He keeps himself in great shape and has always rebounded from injury very quickly.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Peterson is a bit of a risk after last season but you can't deny his ability. And he likely will have a chip on his shoulder, which could be good for fantasy teams. He is a top-five fantasy back and should be taken in the first round. He is a good bet for 1,700 total yards and 14 or so touchdowns.

 #5  Rob Gronkowski (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 12  Yds: 1124  Recpts: 82New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
It took a few weeks for Gronk to round into form in his return from injury last season, but he got back to health and was the best tight end in the game once again. He was first overall in fantasy scoring for tight ends. Gronk scored 12 touchdowns and has three 100-yard games. He finished with a 1,000-yard season and even sat out the last game of the year. Gronk has double-digit touchdowns all but one season in the NFL and two 1,000-yard seasons. He is the premier tight end in the game. He does have an injury history, which is always a concern, but is the top target in this offense as long as he is playing. Gronk has tremendous size, runs solid routes and has enough speed to make plays downfield. He is the complete package at tight end.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Gronk is the clear No. 1 fantasy tight end, worthy of being selected in the first round of fantasy drafts. He is a difference maker at a position that doesn't have many guys producing huge numbers. Gronk produces more like a No. 1 fantasy receiver than tight end. Expect his numbers to get a little better this year, a year removed from a major injury. He can get 90 or so receptions for 1,200 yards with 14 touchdowns.

 #6  Antonio Brown (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 13  Yds: 1698  Recpts: 129PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Brown was first overall in fantasy scoring last season at receiver, having his best season to date. He posted huge numbers on a weekly basis. His lowest yardage total of the season was 72 and his lowest reception total was five, which is pretty unbelievable. Brown had eight 100-yard games and four double-digit reception outings. He was the best receiver in football last season. Brown has two straight seasons with 110 or more receptions and at least 1,499-receiving yards. Brown is the clear top target for the Steelers' offense. Brown has top speed and solid hands. He is good at making plays after the catch, showing explosiveness for the big play. Brown has really improved his route running and is a top possession receiver as well as a big-play threat. He is the complete package at receiver.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brown might have a hard time repeating last season but he is the top fantasy receiver in the game for 2015. He gets more targets than anyone and does a great job of producing super consistent numbers. That is all you can ask for from a No. 1 fantasy receiver. We like him for around 120 receptions for 1,500 yards and 12 or so touchdowns.

 #7  Marshawn Lynch (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 13  Yds: 1306  Rush: 280SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Lynch had his usual big season for the Seahawks, finishing fourth in running back scoring. He scored 17 touchdowns and finished with more than 1,600 total yards. Lynch had five 100-yard games and two more 100-yard games during the postseason. He posted consistent numbers for the Seahawks, serving as the focal point of their offense many weeks. You would think Lynch would show some signs of slowing down at age 29, but he didn't exhibit any last season. He still seems to be in great shape and able to carry the load at running back. Lynch has four straight 1,000 yard, double-digit touchdown seasons with the Seahawks. Lynch is a big back with top speed and big-play ability. He also is a pretty good receiver out of the backfield. He used to battle consistency issues but that doesn't seem to be an issue anymore with the Seahawks.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lynch is getting older but doesn't have a ton of carries under his belt at this stage of his career compared to other backs. Lynch is a top-10 option at running back for fantasy teams. He is a good bet to get around 1,500 total yards and double-digit scores. It wouldn't surprise to see him miss a game or two at this stage of his career but he is a legit No. 1 back as long as he is playing.

 #8  LeSean McCoy (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 1319  Rush: 312BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
McCoy saw a dip in production last year with the Eagles. His rushing totals were fine (more than 1,300) but he averaged just 4.2 yards per carry and 28 receptions. He didn't break off as many big runs last year and saw a big drop in his passing game production. The addition of Darren Sproles took many targets away from McCoy in the passing game. McCoy did have more than 300 carries, though, giving him more than 300 carries two straight seasons. He is just 27 years old but has a lot of touches in his six-year NFL career. McCoy probably isn't hitting the wall just yet but getting a few less touches this season wouldn't be a huge surprise. McCoy is an elusive back with great hands. He just makes plays in space. McCoy also is a much better runner these days between the tackles, making some tough runs throughout the past few seasons. He is an integral piece of Chip Kelly's offense, giving him a ton of touches per game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His lack of scores last season (five) was the big issue for McCoy. The rest of his numbers were alright. But if he isn't getting the goal-line work, which is possible again this year, McCoy isn't an elite fantasy back. For now, expect around 1,500 total yards and 10 scores with 35 or so catches.

 #9  C.J. Anderson (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 849  Rush: 179DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Anderson took over the starting duties for the Broncos about halfway through the season and ran away with the job. Anderson was a consistent force for the Broncos, who became more of a run-first team down the stretch. Anderson had more than 1,100 total yards despite not really playing his first eight games of the year. Anderson had two 100-yard rushing games and more than 100 total yards six times. Anderson proved his worth as the starter for the Broncos and should get first crack at the starting job this year. Anderson is a good fit for the offense. Anderson runs with some power but has some good moves when he gets outside the tackles. Anderson is best between the tackles, though, churning out the tough yards. He also catches the ball pretty well and should get better with more seasoning in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Anderson isn't a sure thing for a team that has played musical chairs at running back the last few seasons, but you have to love his potential in this offense. As long as he is starting, he can be a top-five fantasy back. Anderson can get around 1,800 total yards with 15 or so touchdowns and 50 receptions. He has great potential for the coming season.

 #10  Odell Beckham Jr. (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 12  Yds: 1305  Recpts: 91New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Beckham didn't play the first four games of his rookie season because of a hamstring injury but still managed to have some of the best receiving numbers in all of football. He was a force that couldn't be stopped late in the year. He had four straight 100-yard games to end his season and seven 100-yard games for the season in 12 games. He also scored 12 touchdowns, doing a great job in the red zone. Beckham made some unbelievable catches throughout the season and was clearly the favorite target of quarterback Eli Manning. He is setup to be a star for years to come. Beckham is a top athlete with good speed. He is a great big-play threat that does well after the catch and on the deep ball. He also will make the acrobatic catch. Beckham could still improve his strength some but is a pretty complete receiver besides that.

Fantasy Outlook:  
He'll be hard pressed to repeat his finish to last season but remains an elite fantasy receiver. Some believe he'll be overdrafted this year, but we don't see him being a bust by any means. He can be a top-five fantasy receiver once again. Beckham is the real deal. He can get around 100 receptions for 1,400 yards and 14 or so touchdowns.

 #11  DeMarco Murray (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 13  Yds: 1845  Rush: 392PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Murray had a monster season, serving as the focal point of the Cowboys' offense much of the year. He got consistent work running the ball and nearly ran for 2,000 yards. He had more than 2,200 total yards and 13 touchdowns. Murray had 100-yard rushing games all but four games. The only issue was his huge workload, finishing with 393 carries. He had a bit of an injury history before last season, but played a full year this past season and showed he could carry the load at running back. Murray heads to the Eagels this season to serve as their top back in a high-octane offense. He does have Ryan Mathews behind him on the depth chart, though, which could cut into his workload. Murray is the complete package at running back. He is a home-run threat every time he touches the ball. Murray isn't a huge back but has decent strength. He has elite speed and great moves in the open field. Murray also is a very good receiver out of the backfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
You have to worry about his health after last season. Remember, he had more than 400 total touches. But he is young enough for this not to be a concern for maybe another few years. For now, consider him a top-10 fantasy back. His numbers are going to decrease some with less touches and Mathews vying for carries. So we have a hard time seeing him match last year but he can still get around 1,700 total yards and 12 scores in this offense. Murray is the real deal.

 #12  Arian Foster (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1246  Rush: 260HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Despite missing three games because of injury, Foster still finished fifth in fantasy running back scoring last season. He was force when on the field, having seven 100-yard games. He had 1,573 total yards, averaging 121 total yards per game. He also scored 13 touchdowns. Foster was the focal point of the Texans' offense and produced big number despite teams keying on stopping him. Foster is 29 years old and battled injury the last few seasons. He has a ton of carries under his belt and you have to wonder how much he really has left in the tank. He will be the No. 1 back in this offense as long as he is healthy, though. When healthy, Foster is a complete back. Foster has size, speed, vision and plus hands. He does a great job of setting his blocks and hitting the hole in a hurry. Foster might have the best vision of any back in the game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Foster carries more risk than your usual No. 1 backs. He fell some last year in drafts because of injury and ended up being a steal for many fantasy teams. Unfortunately, he won't fall as far this season, making him a riskier pick because of his health concerns. Foster has huge upside if healthy, though. He can carry a fantasy team. Expect around 1,500 total yards and 12 touchdowns, but also prepare for him to miss a few games.

 #13  Jeremy Hill (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 9  Yds: 1124  Rush: 222CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Hill had a tremendous rookie season for the Bengals. He didn't open the season as the starter for the team but still managed to finish 10th in fantasy running back scoring. Hill had five 100-yard games, including three straight to end his season. He was the go-to back for the Bengals down the stretch and produced very well in that role. He should continue to fill that role this season. Hill is a big back that does a good job of getting downhill in a hurry. Hill also catches the ball pretty well, having 27 receptions last season. He doesn't have great moves in space but will surprise with his speed and agility.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hill is a back on the rise. He can be a legit No. 1 for fantasy teams, especially for a Bengals team that wants to run the ball. Hill can build on last season, finishing with around 1,800 total yards and 12 touchdowns. His stock is going way up.

 #14  Matt Forte (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 1038  Rush: 266ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Forte had another big season, mainly because of his huge numbers in the passing game. Forte had more than 100 receptions, catching 102 balls for 808 yards. He finished with more than 1,800 total yards and 10 touchdowns. His rushing totals weren't off the charts, but he still finished with more than 1,000-rushing yards once again. Forte had 100 or more total yards nine games last season. He was the most consistent factor in the Bears' offense. Forte has 1,000-yard rushing seasons five of seven. He has more than 1,000 total yards every season in the NFL. He is 29 years old but has more than 300 carries just once during his career, so he doesn't have a ton of wear and tear despite being in the league several seasons. Forte has good size and runs hard. He isn't a huge big-play back but will make some big plays. He'll churn out some tough yards and make a lot of plays out of the backfield as a receiver. Forte is a solid overall NFL back. The Bears will have a new offense this year, so Forte could get a little less work, especially in the passing game. He likely will remain the focal point of the offense, though.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Forte remains an elite fantasy back. He is getting older and likely won't get the catches of last season, but he still has plenty of good total yardage potential. He can get around 1,600 total yards and 11 touchdowns. Expect his reception total to be more around 70 receptions. He is a solid first-round pick for fantasy teams.

 #15  Julio Jones (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 1593  Recpts: 104AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Jones missed a game because of injury and scored just six touchdowns but still managed to finish sixth in fantasy scoring at receiver. He produced big numbers, shattering career highs in receptions and yards. It was the first time in his career he finished with more than 100 receptions and 1,500 yards. Jones made some big plays all season, especially down the stretch. Jones had 189 or more yards two of the last four games he played last season. He is the clear top target in the Falcons' offense, an offense that doesn't run a whole lot. Jones is a big target with size and strength. Jones is a physical receiver that runs solid routes and has plus hands. He doesn't have top speed, but proved his first four seasons he can be a home-run threat and run away from defenders. Jones has played a full season just once in four years, making him a bit of an injury risk.

Fantasy Outlook:  
There are always injury concerns for Jones but he is the real deal whenever he is on the field. He has a legit chance to finish first overall in fantasy scoring at receiver this season. We think his low touchdown total was a fluke more than anything. When he gets those touchdown numbers up, watch out. We like him to finish with around 110 receptions for 1,600 yards and 12 touchdowns.

 #16  Dez Bryant (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 16  Yds: 1320  Recpts: 88DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Bryant had his third straight huge season, finishing with a career-high 16 touchdowns. He was a touchdown machine, scoring in all but five games. Bryant also had four 100-yard games and finished with more than 1,300 yards. Bryant has three straight seasons with at least 12 touchdowns and 1,200-receiving yards. He is in the prime of his career as the No. 1 receiver for the Cowboys. Bryant has top speed and a knack for making big plays. He also has great hands, giving him the ability to make some spectacular catches. He has natural ability for the position. Bryant still doesn't have the best attitude on and off the field but this hasn't been a huge issue to date.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bryant is a top-five fantasy receiver. It will be hard for him to repeat his touchdown numbers from last year but his reception and yardage totals could rise some. He should be taken in the first two rounds come draft day. A season with around 95 receptions, 1,400 yards and 13 touchdowns seems about right for Bryant in 2015.

 #17  Calvin Johnson (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1077  Recpts: 71DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Johnson had a down year for his standards last year but did miss three games because of injury, hurting his overall numbers. But despite the missed time, Johnson still had a 1,000-yard season and was 17th in fantasy receiver scoring. And Johnson finished the season strong, which is encouraging. He had 100-yard games three of five and touchdowns three of five games. Johnson turns 30 shortly after the start of the season and has shown a few signs of slowing down, but still seems to have plenty left in the tank. He has five straight 1,000-yard seasons and double-digit scores three of five seasons. Johnson is a big receiver with top speed and the knack for making the big play. He will drop a few passes on occasion, but more than makes up for that because of his top playmaking ability. He is an amazing athlete, capable of making the circus catch. Johnson remains arguably the best receiver in the game right now. Remember, he is double and triple teamed most weeks but continues to produce big numbers.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson saw a dip in production last season but would have been near the top of fantasy scoring at receiver if he plays a full year. He remains an elite fantasy receiver. You have to worry about his health some, missing time each of the last few seasons while playing hurt many other weeks, but don't downgrade him too much because of that. We think he can bounce back this year and is worth grabbing as a top No. 1 for fantasy teams. Expect a season with around 90 receptions and 1,500 yards with 12 touchdowns.

 #18  Demaryius Thomas (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 11  Yds: 1619  Recpts: 111DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Thomas had his usual huge season, finishing second overall in fantasy scoring at receiver. Thomas had 100-yard games all but six. He finished with more than 1,600 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also eclipsed the 100-reception mark. Thomas had at least four receptions all but a game. Thomas is the top target in the Broncos high-flying offense. The Broncos were a little more conservative with their playing calling late in the year but Thomas still produced with that offense. He had three straight 100-yard games to end his season. Thomas has three straight seasons with 90-plus catches, 1,400-plus yards and double-digit scores. Thomas is a big, physical receiver, but also has top speed, making him a big-play threat whenever the ball is in his hands. He really is the complete package at receiver and should continue to excel in this offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Thomas is a steady, elite No. 1 fantasy receiver. He is a top-five option that is likely to be gone in the first two rounds come draft day. We don't see his numbers starting to take a dive even if the Broncos run a little more this season from day one. He'll still produce big. Expect around 100 receptions, 1,500 yards and double-digit scores.

 #19  Jordy Nelson (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 13  Yds: 1519  Recpts: 98Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Nelson had his best season to date last year, finishing with career highs in receptions and yards. And his 13 touchdowns were the second most of his career. Nelson was third in fantasy scoring at receiver. Nelson had seven 100-yard games and at least 53-receiving yards all but a game. He was a model of consistency at the receiver spot. Nelson had at least 1,200-receiving yards three of the past four seasons, serving as the No. 1 receiver for the Packers. Nelson is a good athlete with above-average hands. He makes plays after the catch because of his top speed and moves in space. He will struggle with drops on occasion but has improved in that area and has the trust of Aaron Rodgers, who looks his way often.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Nelson is an elite fantasy receiver that should be a top-five option for fantasy teams. He can lead all of fantasy receivers in scoring, giving him great potential for fantasy teams. Nelson is a good bet to get around 100 receptions for 1,500 yards and 13 or so touchdowns.

 #20  A.J. Green (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 1041  Recpts: 69CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Injury issues marred Green's season a little last year but his overall numbers weren't bad despite missing three games. He still had more than 1,000 yards and scored six touchdowns. His numbers would have been near the top of the league in many categories if he doesn't miss those games. Green had five 100-yard games, including a 224-yard performance in Week 14. Green has four straight 1,000-yard seasons to start his career. Green is a playmaker. He has size, speed and runs routes well for such a young player. Green is just reaching his potential as a receiver and is in the prime of his career. He can make a case for being the best receiver in the game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Don't get down on him after last season. He is an elite fantasy receiver that will produce consistent numbers for fantasy teams. He gets a ton of targets and is the clear favorite receiver of Andy Dalton. His numbers will rebound this year, finishing with around 100 receptions for 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns.

 #21  Lamar Miller (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1099  Rush: 216MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Miller finally had that breakout season, finishing ninth overall in fantasy scoring for running backs. He had his first 1,000-yard season and scored a career-high nine touchdowns. Miller had more than 1,300 total yards and averaged an impressive 5.1 yards per carry. Miller had just two 100-yard games but didn't get the carries as your normal starting running back. Miller failed to have more than 20 carries in a single game, which makes his 1,000-yard season even better for him. For some reason, the Dolphins still don't seem to have complete confidence in Miller as their starter, limiting his work a little. He should be the starter from day one this year but nothing is 100 percent certain with Miller. Miller is a home-run threat with the ball in his hands. He has track speed - actually running some track in college. He can get to the next level in a hurry. Miller isn't a huge back, though, and could add some bulk to be a more dependable NFL starter. He needs to continue to improve running between the tackles to be a more complete back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
It is pretty amazing that Miller scores as many fantasy points as he did considering his workload at running back. He didn't get near the touches as some of the other backs around him in scoring. If he gets more work, his value could be scary good. But you never know with this Dolphins coaching staff, making Miller a bit of a risk. He certainly has potential. Miller can get around 1,500 total yards and 10 touchdowns if all goes well for him. He also can catch around 50 passes, doing a great job in the passing game.

 #22  T Y Hilton (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 7  Yds: 1345  Recpts: 82IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Despite really missing the last two games (played sparingly the last week), Hilton still had a career season. He had more than 1,300 yards as the Colt No. 1 receiver. Hilton had seven 100-yard games, including a 223-yard showing in Week 6. Hilton was targeted 131 times on the season, getting a ton of weekly looks in the Colts pass-first offense. He remains the top target for the offense for the coming year. Hilton has back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and is in the prime of his career at age 25. Hilton is a small receiver that lacks some strength and size, but makes up for that with plus hands and big-play ability. Hilton is an explosive player with big-play ability whenever he touches the ball.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hilton is just outside that elite group of fantasy receivers but should be considered a No. 1 for fantasy teams. He can improve on last season, especially his touchdown totals. Hilton is a player on the rise that is capable of big things. He can get around 90 receptions for 1,400 yards and nine or 10 touchdowns. Remember, he was 11th in receiver scoring last season, his third in the league.

 #23  Andrew Luck (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 40  Yds: 4761  Int: 16IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Luck faded a bit down the stretch for fantasy teams but still had a breakout season. He led all fantasy quarterbacks in scoring. Luck had 43 total touchdowns to 16 interceptions and threw for more than 4,700 yards. He took his game to a new level, having 10 300-yard games and nine three-touchdown games. His numbers dipped some in the second half but it shouldn't be too big of a concern going forward. Luck is just getting into the prime of his career. He is the centerpiece of the offense. Luck is a cerebral quarterback that is accurate and seems to know his limitations even at a young age. Luck doesn't have a huge arm but it is strong enough to make all the throws. He is limiting mistakes better and has some great weapons to work with in the passing game. The Colts continue to struggle running the ball, giving Luck plenty of chances to air it out.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Luck might have a hard time beating last season but it wouldn't surprise if he did. He is just getting started and will get a ton of chances to throw in this offense. Don't hold his slightly poor finish to the season against him for the coming year. Luck can throw for 5,000 yards with around 40 touchdowns and don't overlook his rushing ability. He can ran for 300 or so yards and a few scores.

 #24  Melvin Gordon (RB) San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Gordon lands in a great spot his rookie season, getting a chance to start for the Chargers from day one. Gordon is a home-run threat at running back with great moves and top speed. He can get to a next gear in a hurry. He does try to do too much at times with the ball in his hands, though, and will need to do a better job of being decisive with the ball in his hands. He catches the ball well and is setup to be a three-down back for the Chargers.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gordon is our top rookie back this season. He has huge potential in this offense. He'll get his total yards and can finish with around double-digit scores. It wouldn't surprise to see him get around 1,400 total yards, making him a low-end No. 1 or top No. 2 fantasy back.

 #25  Alshon Jeffery (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 10  Yds: 1133  Recpts: 85ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Jeffery took a bit of a step backwards last season but most of it wasn't his fault, as the offense and his quarterback struggled. But even with that said, Jeffery was still 10th in fantasy scoring at receiver and finished with more than 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. Jeffery had just three 100-yard games but had more than 70 yards nine of 16 games. He produced pretty good numbers despite the turmoil in Chicago. A new coaching staff and offense should be a good thing for Jeffery this season. He is the No. 1 target in this offense. Jeffery is the complete package. His route running has really improved since entering the league, and Jeffery does a great job of hauling in nearly everything thrown his way. He also is a great deep threat because of his size, speed and leaping ability.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jeffery is an elite fantasy receiver, a top-10 option this season. Don't overlook that he was 10th in receiver scoring despite all sorts of issues in Chicago last year. He should be able to improve on his numbers from last season, giving him good value in 2015. We look for Jeffery to have around 95 receptions for 1,300 yards and 11 or so touchdowns.

 #26  Justin Forsett (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1266  Rush: 235BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Forsett had a career season, emerging as the lead back for the Ravens. He took over that role with Ray Rice embroiled in controversy, eventually getting released by the Ravens. This was great news for Forsett, who finished eighth overall in fantasy scoring at running back. Forsett had his first 1,000-yard rushing season, topping 100 yards five times. He was very consistent for the Ravens and a great fit for their offense. He'll get another shot to start for the Ravens this season but nothing is guaranteed. Remember, he is 29 years old and has been a lead back just a few times during his career. Forsett is a big-play back. He doesn't have great size but proved he could carry the load as a lead back last season. Forsett possesses very good speed and moves in space. He is a playmaker, averaging 5.1 yards per carry for his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
It would be a shock to see Forsett have a repeat of last season, so don't overvalue him come draft day. He still has potential but is an injury risk because of his size and last year was his first time producing big numbers in a long career, making him a risky proposition to take high for fantasy teams. He still has value as a No. 2 back, though. Forsett can get around 1,200 total yards and 10 scores with 40 receptions.

 #27  Alfred Morris (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1074  Rush: 265WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Morris is overlooked at times but is a consistent producer at the running back spot. He had another 1,000-yard rushing season for the Redskins last year and scored eight touchdowns. His value takes a hit, though, because of his next to no work in the passing game. He had just 17 receptions last year. Morris has three straight 1,000-yard seasons and remains the top back for the Redskins. Morris sets up his blocks well and is great between the tackles. He doesn't have breakaway speed but enough to make some big plays. Morris isn't much of a receiver, though, as mentioned earlier. He rarely gets chances in the passing game, limiting his touches a little.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Morris isn't an elite fantasy back because of his lack of receptions. But he'll get the yards and score around double-digit touchdowns. He is a good bet to top 1,000-rushing yards and score 11 or so touchdowns. Consider him a low-end No. 1 or top No. 2 fantasy back. His production could get better this season as the Redskins' offense can't play nearly as bad as they did last year.

 #28  Mark Ingram (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 9  Yds: 964  Rush: 226New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Ingram missed three games because of injury but still enjoyed his best season to date. He finished just 36 yards shy of his first 1,000-yard season and scored nine touchdowns. Ingram had four 100-yard games and averaged a solid 4.3 yards per carry. Ingram got most of the carries for the Saints and made the most of his chances. Ingram has been up and down for the Saints throughout his career but finally seems to be turning the corner. He should be the lead back from day one this year. Ingram is a big, physical back capable of moving the pile while running well between the tackles. He is a punishing runner with good vision and the ability to break off some long runs despite just so-so speed. He doesn't get much work in the passing game, but is improving that aspect of his game. Ingram also battles some injury issues, missing some time the past few seasons with various injuries.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We don't think last season was a fluke. Ingram can produce solid numbers in this offense. He was 15th in running back scoring last season and missed three games. He is capable of being a top-10 fantasy back. Take him as a No. 2, though, because of his past history. He isn't a sure thing by any means. For now, expect around 1,000-rushing yards and double-digit scores.

 #29  Jimmy Graham (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 10  Yds: 889  Recpts: 85SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Graham had a down season for his standards but still finished second overall in fantasy scoring for tight ends. He didn't have a 100-yard game all year but had 85 receptions and 10 touchdowns. The good news is Graham made it through the season pretty healthy, which is a concern for Graham at this stage of his career. The bad news is his yardage total was his lowest since his rookie season. His down year led to the Saints shipping him out of town this offseason, getting rid of his high salary. Graham is just 28 years old and would seem to have plenty left in the tank despite being nicked up some in recent years. He goes to a less explosive Seahawks' offense but should be the No. 1 target in the passing game, getting plenty of targets on a weekly basis. Graham is the complete package at tight end. He is a big target with top speed and the ability to make the tough catch. He is an improving blocker but isn't used much in that role. Graham is a top athlete that plays more like a No. 1 receiver than tight end.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Graham's move to Seattle could hurt his overall numbers a little but don't expect a big downturn in production. He remains an elite No. 1 fantasy tight end. He is No. 2 in our tight end rankings. Expect around 90 receptions for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.

 #30  Frank Gore (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 1106  Rush: 255IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Gore had his fourth straight 1,000-yard season. His numbers have been eerily consistent the last eight seasons. He has topped 1,000 yards seven of those years. Gore had four 100-yard games last year and saw his yards per carry rise from the previous year, averaging 4.3 yards per carry. His touchdown numbers were down, though, scoring just four last year after having eight or more scores three straight years. Gore turns 32 in May and has nearly 2,500 carries under his belt, so a slowdown should be expected. Gore will get another chance to star this season, though, heading to the Colts to serve as their lead back. When on his game, Gore is an explosive back. He has good speed and moves in the open field. He has big-play potential and does well in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gore can't keep his current pace at his current age but you have to like his potential with the Colts. He might get less touches but has better touchdown potential with the Colts. He should be a low-end No. 2 back for fantasy teams. Just don't overvalue him come draft day because the Colts are a pass-first team.

 #31  Andre Ellington (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 660  Rush: 201ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Ellington was banged up much of the year. He played 12 games before shutting it down. He had a hip injury but also needed surgery to repair a hernia. Ellington played alright before his season ended, finishing with more than 1,000 total yards and five touchdowns in 12 games. He did disappoint some running the ball, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry. He didn't have a 100-yard rushing game all season. Ellington was a big asset in the passing game, having 46 receptions. Ellington will remain the starter for the Cardinals this season and the team still believes he can be a top three-down back. Ellington has top speed and moves for the running back spot and catches the ball well out of the backfield. He lacks the ideal size to be an every-down back but has carried the load pretty well at times throughout his two seasons in the NFL. Ellington is a playmaker that can make big plays, especially when given space to run.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Don't give up on Ellington after last season. He was pretty beat up much of the year but still managed more than 1,000 total yards. He can be a top fantasy back, especially in PPR formats. He'll get his touches in this offense. He can finish with around 1,400 or 1,500 total yards and 60 receptions. He is a good buy-low candidate after last season.

 #32  Latavius Murray (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 424  Rush: 82OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
It took some time but the Raiders finally gave Murray a shot late in the season and played well in a starting role. He averaged more than five yards per carry and had 366 total yards his last four games of the season. Murray was the best back for the Raiders last season. Murray is more of a power back but has enough speed to make plays on the outside. Murray has great size for the position and runs with power. He also has pretty good speed for his size and catches the ball well out of the backfield. He does a little bit of everything and does it all pretty well. He should be the starter from day one in 2015.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Murray is setup for a breakout season. He should take a big step forward his third season in the league. He has a chance to be a big-time fantasy factor, serving as a three-down back. Murray can get around 1,400 total yards and nine touchdowns.

 #33  Mike Evans (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 12  Yds: 1051  Recpts: 68Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Evans had a tremendous rookie receiver, emerging as the top target in the passing game for the Bucs. Despite the Bucs having all sorts of issues at quarterback, Evans still had a 1,000-yard season and scored 12 touchdowns, which was one of the best touchdown totals in all of football. He had three 100-yard games and scored seven of his last nine game of the season. He didn't always produce big yardage numbers but was consistently a top target in the red zone for the Buds. He'll continue to play a big role in the passing game going forward. Evans is a huge target with an enormous wing span. He does a fabulous job of catching the back-shoulder fade. His size and strength makes him a very tough cover in the passing game. He does lack some speed, though, but that didn't hold him back much last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Evans can build on his rookie season. We aren't sure his touchdown totals will increase but expect his yards and receptions to go up, especially if the team gets better quarterback play. Evans can be a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams this season. He can get 80 receptions for 1,200 or so yards and 10 touchdowns.

 #34  Carlos Hyde (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 333  Rush: 83San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Hyde played a reserve role his rookie season but had some good moments. He scored four touchdowns despite having just 83 carries. He had a season-high 55-rushing yards in Week 15, the last game he played on the season because of an ankle injury. Hyde is the future at the position for the 49ers and should get his chance to grab the starting job this season. Hyde is a big, powerful back that can carry the load. He also catches the ball well. He really is a three-down back. He does lack some elite speed, though, and doesn't have great moves. He is more of a banger.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hyde is an intriguing back for the coming season. He has the potential for a breakout season if all the pieces fall into place for him. He is worth grabbing as a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 back come draft day because of his upside. He could get 1,200 or so total yards and eight touchdowns with around 30 receptions. Hyde is a player on the rise.

 #35  Kelvin Benjamin (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 9  Yds: 1008  Recpts: 73CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Benjamin had a great rookie season with the Panthers. He was 16th in fantasy receiver scoring and had a 1,000-yard season. Benjamin finished with nine scores and 73 receptions, getting a whopping 145 targets. Benjamin was sixth in football in targets. He was the No. 1 receiver for the Panthers as a rookie. He should get better with more seasoning as a pro. Benjamin has great size for the receiver position and does a great job of catching nearly everything thrown his way because of his great wingspan. He is a top big-play receiver because of his size and strength, and does well in the red zone. He does lack some top speed, though, and still needs a little work on his route running. Benjamin was a little inconsistent at times his rookie year.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Benjamin is the real deal for fantasy teams. He has a chance to be a top-10 fantasy receiver. We would take him as a low-end No. 1 or top No. 2 for this season. If he played in a better offense, his prospects would be a little better for fantasy teams. But for now, expect around 85 receptions for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns.

 #36  Randall Cobb (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 12  Yds: 1287  Recpts: 91Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Cobb had a career season, finishing with career highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns. He finally played a full year and produced huge numbers for the Packers. Cobb had five 100-yard games and at least three receptions in every game. He finished with 91 receptions and 12 touchdowns. Cobb was seventh in fantasy scoring at receiver. Cobb isn't a big receiver, but runs solid routes and makes plays in space. He does well in multiple receiver sets, being able to serve several different receivers spots. Cobb has plus hands and just seems to make the big play.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cobb had a breakout year last season and is ready to continue that trend going forward. He has a ton of talent and is capable of the monster game any given week. He is a bit of an injury risk, which downgrades him a tad, but not much. We look for him to have around 90 receptions for 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns.

 #37  Aaron Rodgers (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 38  Yds: 4381  Int: 5Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Rodgers had a pretty remarkable season last year, having 40 total touchdowns to just five interceptions. He played at a very high level, maybe the best of his career. He had eight 300-yard games and eight three-touchdown games. He had his worst game of the season in Week 15, which was a huge downer for fantasy owners in the playoffs, but he carried many of those owners to the playoffs, so it was hard to get too mad at him. Rodgers is at the top of his game right now and in the prime of his career. Rodgers also is an underrated runner. He has at least 200-rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns six of the last seven seasons. This part of his game can be overlooked, but is a real asset. Rodgers has a great arm and is extremely accurate. He makes plays with his feet and is normally very durable. The Packers have a great group of receivers and should continue to pass often but are a little more balanced these days than past year.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rodgers is about as good as it gets for fantasy teams at quarterbacks. He was second in fantasy scoring last year and should be near the top of the league once again this year. He does it all - throws for a ton of yards, piles up the touchdowns and even gets decent rushing totals. Plus, he is very consistent throughout the season, which is always a big plus for fantasy teams. Rodgers is in the prime of his career in a great offense for quarterbacks. He'll throw for around 4,500 yards and score around 40 touchdowns while running for 200 or so yards.

 #38  Jordan Matthews (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 872  Recpts: 67PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Matthews had a solid rookie season, serving as the No. 3 receiver for the Eagles. He might have been No. 3 on the depth chart but was the second most productive receiver on the team. Matthews had three 100-yard games and finished just shy of 900 yards. He also was a top red-zone target, catching eight touchdown passes. He should get more and more work going forward in this offense, possibly grabbing a starting role this coming year. Matthews is a big receiver with good hands. He does a good job of making the acrobatic catch. He lacks a little top speed but remains a good deep threat because of his size and athleticism.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Matthews is another young receiver on the rise. He can take his numbers to a new level this coming year. He is capable of a 1,000-yard, double-digit touchdown season. Consider him a solid No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #39  Drew Brees (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 33  Yds: 4952  Int: 17New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Brees had a down season for his standards. He scored 34 touchdowns but was intercepted 17 times, which was high for him. Brees also finished the season with a dud, having just one touchdown three of the last four games and six interceptions during that stretch. Brees struggled much more than recent seasons, failing to click with his receivers and Jimmy Graham. He still had eight 300-yard games, though, and his overall numbers were that of a solid No. 1 fantasy quarterback. Brees just didn't produce near his numbers of the past few years, which is a bit of a concern. You have to wonder if a decline is coming or other teams have caught up to this explosive offense. Brees has seven straight seasons with 33 or more touchdowns. He also has 5,000 yards four of seven seasons. And at age 35, he still looks like he has good years left in the tank. He knows the offense inside and out but could use a little more talent at receiver to maintain his high level of play. Brees is extremely accurate, makes great decisions, and spreads the wealth to a host of options in the offense. The Saints try to have a balanced offense, but remain pass-first with Brees at the helm. He makes the offense tick for the Saints.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brees should be one of the first quarterbacks off your board come draft day - even after last season. He was fourth in quarterback scoring during a down year. He might not even return to his crazy level of production but should be able to at least duplicate last season in this offense. He is a good bet to throw for around 5,000 yards and score 35 touchdowns. He is a consistent factor from week to week, which is another huge plus. He gets his weekly chances to air it out in this offense.

 #40  Joique Bell (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 7  Yds: 860  Rush: 223DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Bell had a career high in rushing yards, finishing with 860 last season. He had 1,182 total yards on the year, posting pretty consistent numbers as the Lions starting back. Bell also scored eight touchdowns, giving him two straight seasons with eight scores. Bell didn't have a 100-yard rushing game last season but had four games with 100-plus total yards. Bell will get first crack to start for the Lions this season but nothing is guaranteed, especially with Ameer Abdullah now in the mix for the Lions. Bell has pretty good size for the running back spot and does well between the tackles. He doesn't have elite speed to make a bunch of plays to the outside but does well with his skill set. Bell is a great receiver out of the backfield and does well in short-yardage situations.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bell isn't an ideal starting back but he puts up consistent totals on a weekly basis because he is heavily involved in the passing game. Even if he loses a few touches this year to Abdullah, Bell still will get the goal-line work, giving him plenty of value in this offense. Bell can get around 1,200 total yards and 10 touchdowns. He is a legit No. 2 back for fantasy teams.

 #41  DeAndre Hopkins (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 1210  Recpts: 76HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Hopkins finally had that breakout season, emerging as the No. 1 receiver for the Texans. He should continue to keep that role for this coming season. Hopkins had his first 1,000-yard season last year, finishing with four 100-yard games. He averaged 15.9 yards per reception and scored six touchdowns. And Hopkins had this season getting below-average quarterback play much of the year. Hopkins has good size and strength, and is a good route runner for a young receiver. Hopkins does a good job of making the tough catch. He has a knack for making the big play downfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hopkins is an exciting fantasy receiver. He has the potential to take another step forward this season, making him a top No. 2 for fantasy teams. Hopkins has a legit chance to get 90 receptions for 1,300 yards and around double-digit touchdowns.

 #42  Sammy Watkins (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 982  Recpts: 65BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Watkins had a decent rookie season, especially if you consider the poor quarterback play he had to deal with most of the year. He had just fewer than 1,000 yards and scored six touchdowns. Watkins had four 100-yard games and showed his big-play ability, averaging 15.1 yards per reception. He is going to be the No. 1 receiver for years to come in Buffalo. Watkins is the complete package at receiver. He is a great athlete with top speed and good hands. He does a great job of turning a short pass into a long play. He has great moves after the catch. Watkins also can stretch the field in a hurry because of his speed. He still needs a little work on his route running but is improving in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Better quarterback play will be the factor for Watkins this season. If the quarterback plays better, Watkins could be a top 10 fantasy receiver. If it is more of the same from last year, Watkins isn't anything more than a No. 3. So for now, take him somewhere in the middle of those two. Look for a season with around 80 receptions for 1,200 yards and eight or nine touchdowns. Watkins is a player on the rise.

 #43  Todd Gurley (RB) St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
The Rams surprised many, taking Gurley with their first pick in the draft. He becomes the franchise back for the team, taking over the No. 1 back duties as soon as he gets healthy for the coming year. At this point, he could be slowed some early in the year as he recovers from an ACL injury. Gurley is the real deal at running back. He is a big back but also possesses very good speed. He has drawn comparisons to Adrian Peterson, which should tell you something about his talent level. Gurley can be a special back in this league as long as he is healthy.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gurley has big potential in a run-first offense. He might be slowed some early in the year, though, so keep that in mind when drafting him. He might not really hit his stride until about halfway through the season. For now, expect around 1,200 total yards and eight or so touchdowns.

 #44  Jonathan Stewart (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 809  Rush: 175CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Stewart missed some time and struggle with his work early in the year but had a strong finish to the season as the starter for the Panthers. He had 100-yard games two of four to end his regular season and had a 100-yard showing in the Panthers playoff opener. Stewart had his best season in several years, getting just under 1,000 total yards while averaging 4.6 yards per carry. He proved he could still carry the load at running back and do well in that role. Stewart is 28 years old, though, and is running out of time to continue to be a full-time starter. Stewart has more than 1,000 total yards two of seven seasons. He also has double-digit touchdowns totals two years. Stewart is a big back, but has plus speed and the ability to break a big play at any time. And he does well in the passing game, having 25 or more catches two of the past four seasons. Stewart does lack consistency at times but he has split work at running back much of his career. And he also is injury plagued, failing to play a full season three straight years.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
You never know what you are going to get from Stewart but his finish to last season was encouraging for this coming year. He showed a lot. Stewart could be a bit of a sleeper for this year. Consider him a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 back. Stewart can get around 1,100 total yards and seven or eight touchdowns if healthy.

 #45  T.J. Yeldon (RB) JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
The Jaguars used a second-round pick to grab a power back for the coming season. He should provide the punch in the running game for the Jaguars and likely will be the starting back for the team. Yeldon is a big back that runs with power and can be an asset as a blocker. He lacks a big-time second gear, though, and had a lot of success in college because of a great offensive line to run behind. He could struggle a little as he gets accustomed to the pro game but will get his chances in this offense, an offense that wants to run the ball.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Yeldon has some yardage and touchdown potential his rookie season. He is going to get his work and the goal-line chances for the team. This gives him some upside as a low-end No. 2 back for fantasy teams. He can get around 1,100 total yards and eight touchdowns.

 #46  Joseph Randle (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 343  Rush: 51DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Randle was the top backup for the Cowboys much of the season and played well in that role. He didn't get a ton of touches but averaged more than six yards per carry and had 366 total yards on just 55 touches. He also scored three touchdowns. Randle showed his explosiveness with the ball in his hands. He can produce in this offense, especially behind that great offensive line. He has a chance to be the starter from day one this year. He will compete for that job. Randle isn't a huge back but has good speed and does well catching the ball out of the backfield. He is built more like a receiver than running back but can be effective running the ball. He has good speed and the ability to make the big run. Randle also has pretty good moves in space.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Randle is a bit of a wild card but has huge value if he is able to win the starting job for Dallas. He can top 1,000 total yards and score seven or so touchdowns. He is a risk because his role isn't certain but is worth grabbing as a low-end No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #47  Martavis Bryant (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 549  Recpts: 26PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Bryant made quite an impact his rookie season. He scored eight touchdowns in 10 games and had two 100-yard games. He was an elite red-zone target as a rookie and got starter snaps late in the year. He had just 26 receptions for the year but averaged 21.1 yards per reception. He was a top big-play threat for the Steelers. Bryant has a good chance to emerge as a starter from day one this year. Bryant has a great skill set. He is a tall receiver with top speed and pretty good hands. He certainly looks the part of a top NFL receiver. He could use some help on his route running, especially on shorter routes.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bryant is ready to take his game to another level this year. He might not get a ton of receptions but has good yardage and touchdown potential in this offense. He might be a low-end No. 2 fantasy receiver before the year is out. We are expecting around 60 receptions for 1,000 yards with 10 or so touchdowns.

 #48  DeSean Jackson (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 1169  Recpts: 56WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Despite the Redskins' offense being a mess much of the year, Jackson still had a big first season with his new team. He made a ton of big plays, averaging 20.9 yards per reception. Jackson had six 100-yard games and finished with nearly 1,200-receiving yards. He'll continue to play a prominent role in this offense this coming season. Jackson has two straight 1,000-yard seasons and four for his career. Jackson has great speed and the ability to break a big play every time he touches the ball. He also has good hands and does well when getting a chance to carry the ball.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jackson isn't in that elite category of fantasy receivers but is a serviceable No. 2. He will have the occasional bad game and his reception totals won't be off the charts but he'll get the yards and some scores. Expect around 65 receptions for 1,200 yards and eight or so touchdowns.

 #49  Emmanuel Sanders (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 9  Yds: 1404  Recpts: 101DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
A move to Denver was a great one for Sanders. He had a career season and finished with some of the best numbers in all of football. Sanders had more than 100 receptions and 1,400 yards with nine touchdowns. Sanders had seven 100-yard games and was fifth overall in fantasy scoring at receiver. Sanders should continue to be a huge part of the Broncos passing game. Sanders has top speed and can stretch the field in a hurry. He is a big-play threat in the passing game. Sanders also isn't a bad route runner, making his niche as a legit possession receiver the last few seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sanders could see his numbers dip some as Peyton Manning is another year older and the Broncos could run a little more. But even with that said, you have to like Sanders to produce well in this offense. He is a low-end No. 1 or elite No. 2 for fantasy teams. He will produce, getting around 90 receptions for 1,200 yards and eight touchdowns.

 #50  Brandin Cooks (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 550  Recpts: 53New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Cooks was having a productive rookie season for the Saints until breaking his thumb, missing the last six games of the year. Before getting hurt, Cooks had 53 receptions for 550 yards in 10 games. If he plays a full season, Cooks finishes with 85 receptions for 880 yards and five touchdowns. Cooks didn't have a 100-yard game but was getting the touches, having at least three receptions all but a game. He'll continue to be a big part of the Saints passing game this season. Cooks isn't a big receiver but has great speed and moves after the catch. He also has good hands and runs pretty good routes for a young receiver. He seems to be a good fit for the Saints pass-first offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cooks is going to get a lot of receptions and has a chance for a breakout season. His yardage totals won't be that of the top options but he can get 90 or so receptions for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns. He has value as a No. 2 receiver for fantasy teams. Don't forget about him because he had his season cut short because of injury last year.

 #51  Kevin White (WR) ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
The Bears used the first pick in their draft to find the starter opposite Alshon Jeffery. White will get that role from day one for the Bears. He should be a good compliment to Jeffery. White has great speed and can stretch the field in a hurry. He is a top athlete with the knack for making the acrobatic catch. He has great size for the position. He does shy away from contact a little, which is one of the few knocks on White.

Fantasy Outlook:  
White is our top rookie receiver this season. He lands in a spot that should give him plenty of chances. He could finish with around 80 receptions for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns. Consider him a solid No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #52  Jeremy Maclin (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 10  Yds: 1318  Recpts: 85Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Maclin finally had that breakout season, serving as the No. 1 receiver for the Eagles high-flying offense. Maclin had his first 1,000-yard season and finished ninth overall in fantasy scoring at receiver. Maclin had more than 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns. Maclin had at least two catches every game and four 100-yard games. He did have five games with fewer than 50 yards, but we pretty consistent much of the season. Maclin is a big-play receiver. He has top speed and a knack for making big plays. Maclin is a much improved route runner and does a great job of making plays after the catch. Maclin also does well in finding the end zone, having two double-digit touchdown seasons. He does have a bit of an injury history but played a full season last year and looked great in the process.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Maclin is a legit top fantasy receiver. He is capable of finishing as a top-10 fantasy receiver once again. He is capable of the big game any given week and has good red-zone potential. We think he is capable of improving some on last season, especially if you consider he was coming off a torn ACL last year and still produced great numbers. He could get around 90 receptions for 1,400 yards and double-digit touchdowns.

 #53  Michael Floyd (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 841  Recpts: 47ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Floyd didn't build on his big second season, struggling some last season. He had 841 yards and six touchdowns. But in fairness to Floyd, he had 100-yard games two of three to start the season. He was playing pretty well before Carson Palmer was injured. Life without Palmer didn't treat Floyd too well. A healthy solid starting quarterback should help Floyd's production this season. He is in just his fourth season in the league and had a 1,000-yard year his second NFL season. Floyd is a good compliment to fellow starter Larry Fitzgerald. Floyd has good size and speed at receiver. Floyd runs good routes and does a good job of getting downfield in a hurry. Floyd also has good hands and the knack for the big play.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Floyd seems primed for a bounce-back season. He can reach that 1,000-yard mark once again and score around eight touchdowns. He is worth grabbing as a low-end No. 2 or 3 fantasy receiver. He is capable of the huge game any given week.

 #54  Brandon LaFell (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 7  Yds: 953  Recpts: 74New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
A move to New England was just the thing for LaFell to jumpstart his career. He had his best season to date, topping 700 yards for the first time in his career. He finished just shy of his first 1,000-yard season, needing 47 yards to hit the mark. LaFell had two 100-yard games and more than 50 yards 10 of 16 games. He proved he can be a consistent NFL starter after posting very mediocre numbers during his days with the Panthers. LaFell is a big receiver with pretty good speed and soft hands. LaFell has some consistency issues, but helped put those concerns behind him last season He is more of a possession receiver than deep threat despite some gaudy yards per reception totals for his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
LaFell was kind of under the radar last season but became a pretty good fantasy receiver before the end of the season. Remember, he wasn't really a factor offensively the first two games of the year but still finished just shy of 1,000 yards. If he starts from day one this season, which seems likely, LaFell can have his first 1,000-yard season, making him a No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #55  Terrance Williams (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 621  Recpts: 37DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Williams did a good job of finding the end zone last season but didn't get a ton of catches or yards. He finished with fewer than 650 yards and failed to hit the 100-yard mark in any game. Williams found the end zone eight times, though, and averaged 16.8 yards per reception. He made some big plays when given the chance. Williams should continue to be the No. 2 receiver for the Cowboys this season. Williams is a big, strong receiver that does a great job of stretching the field. He is a top deep threat. Williams isn't great on shorter routes just yet but improving in that area. He also needs to improve his hands but is also making strides with that.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Williams has some big-game potential and should produce more consistent numbers this year but don't expect a huge jump in numbers. He can be a solid No. 3 receiver for fantasy teams, getting around 60 or so receptions for around 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns.

 #56  Tevin Coleman (RB) AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Coleman was taken by the Falcons in the third round of the NFL draft. He should find plenty of playing time his rookie season and could even lead the team in carries. Coleman has elite speed and can make a ton of plays to the outside. He also catches the ball pretty well and will make a lot of plays in open space. He isn't much of an inside runner, though, and might need to bulk up some to be a true every-down back in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Coleman has some total yardage potential as a rookie. He should get his chances in this offense to make some big plays on a weekly basis. Consider him a low-end No. 2 back or top No. 3 for the coming season. He could get around 1,100 total yards and six or seven touchdowns.

 #57  Chris Ivory (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 821  Rush: 198New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Ivory had a very similar season to his first with the Jets, finishing with more than 800-rushing yards while averaging 4.1 yards per carry. He had two 100-yard games and double-digit carries all but four games. Ivory hasn't run away with the starting job in New York but proven to be a solid contributor when he splits the work at running back. He'll try to fill that role again this season. Ivory is a big back that runs with power but also has decent speed and the ability to make some big plays. He isn't polished as a receiver, though, which hurts his chances to maximize his playing time. Ivory set a career high in receptions with 18 last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ivory hasn't been a complete fantasy bust in recent seasons but hasn't been off the charts by any means. He is more of a spot starter or flex play for fantasy teams. We don't see him suddenly having a breakout season at this stage of his career. He should continue to get similar work this season. He should get around 900 total yards and eight scores.

 #58  Peyton Manning (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 39  Yds: 4727  Int: 15DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Manning didn't have quite the record-breaking season of the previous year, especially after the team committed to running the ball more and he battled a thigh injury. But even with that said, Manning still produced just fine. He had 39 touchdowns to 15 interceptions and threw for nearly 5,000 yards (4.727 yards). He had seven 300-yard games but also two games with fewer than 200-passing yards and four games with a score or less. His season was a little more uneven than past years. But at age 38, it shouldn't be a huge surprise to see his play slip some. Either way, he remains one of the top quarterbacks in the game. Manning is like an offensive coordinator on the field. He knows the offense inside and out. The Broncos might have the top receiving corps in the NFL and a good offensive line, adding up to continued success for Manning. He has eight straight 4,000-yard seasons and nine years with 30-plus touchdowns. He is a model of consistency at the quarterback spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His finish to the season is a bit of a concern but don't get too worked up about it. He can still produce big in this offense - even if the Broncos still run the ball more this year. He can improve on last year as long as he stays healthy, which is a bit of a concern at his age. But if he plays all 16 games, expect around 5,000 yards and 45 touchdowns. Manning remains one of the top fantasy options in the game.

 #59  Golden Tate (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 1331  Recpts: 99DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
A move to Detroit was a good one for Tate, who enjoyed a career season last year. Tate posted outstanding numbers, finishing a catch shy of 100 while racking up 1,331-receiving yards. The only blemish on his season was a lack of scores, finishing with just four. But even with the low scores, Tate was still 12th in fantasy scoring at receiver. He had five 100-yard games, doing a great job opposite Calvin Johnson. Tate isn't exceptional in any one area, but does well across the board and is a playmaker. He makes things happen with the ball in his hands. Tate has good moves in space and a knack for moving the chains, making him a good fit for the middle of the field.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tate might have a hard time matching last season but can still be a top No. 2 for fantasy teams. Just remember that his numbers could take a bit of a hit if Calvin Johnson comes back with a vengeance this season. Even with that said, we still like Tate for another 1,000-yard season. He can get around 90 receptions for 1,100 yards and six or seven touchdowns.

 #60  Eric Decker (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 962  Recpts: 74New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
As expected, Decker saw a dip in production away from Denver. His overall numbers weren't too bad with the Jets, though. He padded his stats with a 10-catch, 221-yard game the last game of the year but started to produce better late in the year, which is encouraging. He had 100-yard games two of his last three to end the year. Decker was 38 yards shy of a 1,000-yard season but produced decent numbers despite poor quarterback play much of the year. Decker has good size (6-3) and strength, giving him the ability to stretch the field. Decker doesn't have top speed but still enough to make plenty of big plays. He does a great job of using his size to his advantage. Decker is a playmaker, especially in the red zone. Decker will drop some passes, though.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Decker has some value as a No. 3 for fantasy teams. He should be able to improve on last season and get over that 1,000-yard mark if he can stay healthy. The Jets should get better quarterback play, which isn't saying much. Decker can get around 85 receptions for 1,100 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #61  Mike Wallace (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 10  Yds: 862  Recpts: 67MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Wallace had another up and down season with the Dolphins but at least did a great job of finding the end zone. He finished with 10 touchdowns, helping him to finish 20th overall in fantasy scoring at receiver. But on the flip side, Wallace had fewer than 900-receiving yards and caught 67 passes. He had just one 100-yard game all season. Wallace has two 1,000-yard seasons in his career but has three straight seasons with fewer than 950 yards. He hasn't been nearly as consistent in recent years. Wallace has great speed and the ability to make a big play every time the ball is in his hands (averages 15.6 yards per catch for his career). His route running still isn't top notch but improved. Wallace also has good hands and a knack for making the big play. He moves to the Vikings this year, getting a chance to start for his new team.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Wallace is a frustrating fantasy player. He is all over the map but always capable of the big game, making him intriguing to take. It will be hard for him to repeat his touchdown total of last season, so expect a bit of a drop in that area. He has some potential as a top No. 3 for fantasy teams but don't take him as anything higher. He brings to much risk. Wallace should get around 75 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven or eight touchdowns. A move to Minnesota should get him a few more catches and yards.

 #62  Amari Cooper (WR) OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Cooper was the first receiver taken in this year's draft and with good reason. He should be the top target for the Raiders passing game for years to come. He is the complete package at receiver. Cooper gets in and out of his breaks with great speed. He makes a lot of plays downfield but also can be a top possession receiver because of his great hands. He has good strength for the position but doesn't play overly physical. He might need to toughen up a tad in the NFL but should with time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cooper is going to make a fantasy impact his rookie season. He can be a legit No. 2 fantasy receiver right now. Expect around 75 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns. Cooper has a chance to be a real superstar in this league.

 #63  Keenan Allen (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 783  Recpts: 77San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Allen was having a so-so season before breaking his collarbone, missing the last two games of the year. He had 77 receptions, which is solid, but just 783 yards and four touchdowns. Allen didn't make many big plays last season and was a dud in the red zone. He had three 100-yard games but also seven games with fewer than 50 yards. Allen was erratic as the No. 1 receiver for the Chargers. Allen is plenty young enough to get it going again, though. He remains the top target in this offense. Allen runs good routes and does a good job of just getting open. He is capable of turning a short play into a big one because of his quickness and moves in space. His hands were a concern entering his rookie season, but Allen really alleviated those concerns the last two seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Allen looks like a good buy-low candidate for fantasy teams. He is going to lead this offense in targets and is a former 1,000-yard receiver that is very young. We look for him to maybe set career highs in 2015. Take him as a No. 2 and hope for the best. He can finish with 90 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven or eight touchdowns.

 #64  C.J. Spiller (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 300  Rush: 78New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Injury cut short Spiller's season once again last year. He broke his collarbone in Week 7, limiting him to nine games. But even when playing, Spiller had another erratic season. Spiller had a season high of 69-rushing yards in Week 2 and averaged just 3.9 yards per carry. Spiller continues to battle consistency issues and could be in a make or break year for his career. Spiller has just one 1,000-yard rushing season under his belt. He has a ton of talent but battled nagging injuries and consistency much of his career. He is likely to have a different role this season for the Saints, though, serving more as a pass-catching back for the team. Spiller is a dynamic player because of his speed and big-play ability. He does lack the ideal bulk for an every-down back. Spiller does well as a receiver, catching 158 passes in five seasons, making him a good fit for his new role with the Saints.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Spiller has a ton of talent and upside at the running back spot but carries a lot of risk for fantasy teams. You just don't know what you'll get from him. Consider him a low-end No. 2 or 3 back with good potential in PPR formats. We like him for around 1,000 total yards and five or so touchdowns. Remember, Pierre Thomas used to produce solid numbers in the role Spiller will play with the Saints this year.

 #65  Charles Johnson (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 475  Recpts: 31MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Johnson had a productive second season in the league, becoming a starter for the Vikings late in the year. He had multiple receptions seven straight games to end the season. He had three games with 70-plus yards and scored two touchdowns during that stretch. He should start from day on this season for the Vikings, pairing with Mike Wallace as the starting receivers. Johnson has a lot of ability at the receiver spot. He has plus speed, runs good routes for a young player and has plenty of big-play ability. His hands are a little inconsistent but should improve on that over time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson really seems setup for a breakout season in an emerging passing game. He was a favorite target late in the season and produced with his chances. He has a chance for a 1,000-yard season if all goes well for him. He could get around 80 receptions for 1,000 yards with seven touchdowns, making him a low-end No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #66  DeVante Parker (WR) MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
The Dolphins used their first-round pick in this year's draft on Parker, hoping to find their No. 1 receiver for years to come. He should start from day one of his rookie season. Parker is a big target that does a great job of stretching the field and making the acrobatic catch. He is a playmaker. Parker could sharpen his route running some, but should get better in that area with more experience.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Parker has a lot of potential his rookie season in this offense, an offense that will throw often. If he forms a quick rapport with Ryan Tannehill, watch out. For now, expect around 70 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven scores. He is a solid No. 2 or 3 for fantasy teams his rookie season.

 #67  Rashad Jennings (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 639  Rush: 167New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Jennings had a productive first season with the Giants when healthy but struggled to stay healthy. He played 11 games but was very limited in a few of those games. Jennings had 865 total yards on the season, averaging 78 total yards per game. He had just one 100-yard rushing game, though, and more than 70-rushing yards just twice. Jennings averaged fewer than four yards per carry, which isn't very good for a starting back. He might get another crack to start this season but nothing is certain after last year. Remember, Jennings is 30 years old, so his window for playing at a high level is closing quickly. He probably is best suited in a platoon situation at running back. Jennings has been a solid third-down back throughout much of his career. He has good hands for the passing game and big-play ability. He also displays very good speed. Jennings doesn't run with a ton of power, though, and isn't great between the tackles but made improvements in both those areas the last few seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jennings could see another dip in production with fewer touches, which seems likely. He still has some potential as a No. 3 back but don't count on him to be anything more than that. He had his chance to shine last season and couldn't stay healthy. Look for a season with around 700 total yards and a few scores.

 #68  Torrey Smith (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 11  Yds: 767  Recpts: 49San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Smith had the lowest yardage totals of his career last season but had a career-high 11 touchdowns. He made big plays and was a top target in the red zone. Smith didn't have a 100-yard game all season, though, and his season high in yards was 98. Smith didn't reach 100 targets on the season, breaking a streak of two straight seasons with 100-plus targets. Smith is one of the top deep threats in the game. Smith has elite speed and can stretch the field in a hurry. He still needs some work on his route running to become a complete player but is getting better in this area. Smith has pretty good hands and a knack for the spectacular play.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Smith has potential for the big game any given week, so don't get too down on him after his low yardage totals last season. He still has potential, especially if you look at his past history. Consider him a low-end No. 2 or solid No. 3 for fantasy teams. He can get around 65 receptions for 1,000 yard and seven or eight touchdowns.

 #69  Vincent Jackson (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 1002  Recpts: 70Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
The Bucs' offense was a mess last year, especially at quarterback, but Jackson had another 1,000-yard season. He finished with just more than 1,000 yards and 70 receptions. He did finish with just two touchdowns, though, which was unusual for Jackson. He didn't make quite as many big plays last year, having just three 100-yard games. Jackson has four straight 1,000-yard seasons. Jackson is 32 years old but hasn't lost much, especially if you consider his best numbers as a pro have come the last few seasons. Jackson has 1,000-yard seasons six of the last seven years but has never had double-digit touchdowns. Jackson is a big receiver with good leaping ability and plus speed. He isn't an elite route runner but has improved in this area through the years.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mike Evans is the top receiver on the Bucs to own but Jackson isn't too far behind. His numbers should improve this season with a better quarterback behind center. Jackson can have another 1,000-yard season and look for his touchdowns to increase to seven or so. He has value as a No. 2 fantasy receiver.

 #70  Kendall Wright (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 715  Recpts: 57TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Wright didn't follow his breakout season as expected. He missed a couple games with injury and finished with about 300 fewer yards. He did set a career high in touchdowns with six, though. Wright wasn't helped by erratic quarterback play, which hurt his numbers some. Wright had just one 100-yard games and topped 50 yards seven of 14 games. Wright is the best receiver in this offense and is a former 1,000-yard guy, so expect him to get plenty of targets this year. If the offense and quarterback play improves, expect Wright to have much better production. Wright isn't a big receiver but a big-play threat. He does a great job of turning a short throw into a long play. But he just isn't a big-play threat, becoming a very good route runner the past few seasons. Wright can be a dynamic player. He lacks some size, though. He can have a little trouble when corners try to get physical with him.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Wright is a good buy-low receiver. He has some potential if the offense takes some steps forward this season. He can return to his 1,000-yard ways if all goes well with him. Consider him as a No. 3 for fantasy teams. Wright could get around 80 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #71  Andre Johnson (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 936  Recpts: 85IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Johnson had a bit of a down year for his standards but still produced alright, especially if you consider the Texans quarterback situation was a mess last year. Johnson still managed 85 receptions, giving him at least 85 catches six of seven seasons. Johnson had just one 100-yard game last year, which came the last week of the season. He has seven 1,000-yard seasons for his career and a move to Indy could be just the thing to get his career jumpstarted even at age 34. Johnson is the complete package at receiver. He can run, but also has great size. Johnson isn't afraid to make the tough catch and has the speed to stretch the field to make big plays.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson is going to hit the wall sooner than later, so he brings some risk to fantasy teams. Even with that said, he is worth grabbing as a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in this Colts' offense. He'll get his targets and will have some big games. Expect a season with around 85 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven or so scores.

 #72  Larry Fitzgerald (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 784  Recpts: 63ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Fitzgerald failed to hit the 1,000-yard mark for the third straight season. He did miss two games because of injury but still wouldn't have hit the mark if playing a full season. Fitzgerald had two 100-yard games and just two touchdowns. The good news is he was targeted 103 times during the season. Injury to Carson Palmer wasn't a positive for the Cardinals passing game, hurting Fitzgerald's numbers. Fitzgerald turns 32 before the start of the season, but still seems to have plenty left in the tank. He remains a top target in the offense. Fitzgerald doesn't have elite speed, but runs great routes and has plus hands. He is as athletic as any receiver in the game and just has a knack for getting open.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Fitzgerald isn't an elite option anymore but can rebound from last season. He'll get his receptions and usually is a dependable target in the red zone. Consider him more of a low-end No. 2 or 3 fantasy receiver for this season. He can get around 80 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven or so touchdowns.

 #73  Matthew Stafford (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 22  Yds: 4257  Int: 12DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Stafford saw a big dip in numbers last season, finishing 15th in quarterback scoring. His numbers were marred by a lack of scores, finishing with 24 touchdowns. He still threw for good yardage totals, though, having more than 4,000 once again. He had just two three-touchdown games, though, and four games without a touchdown. Stafford is in the prime of his career in a good offense. His numbers can rebound next year, throwing to two of the best receivers in the game. Stafford has a huge arm, moves around the pocket well and is a big, strong kid. He will force some passes, though, and needs to improve his footwork some despite being in the league several seasons. His consistency as an elite NFL quarterback hasn't been there yet but he has shown flashes. The Lions are pass-first team and will continue to put the offense in Stafford's hands. He is their franchise quarterback and starter for the next several seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Stafford is a solid No. 1, capable of posting huge numbers. He will rebound from last year and finish with much better fantasy numbers. He is a top-10 fantasy quarterback. Remember, he'll be in his second season in this offense and should benefit from getting more familiar with the plays. Stafford carries a little more risk than your usual fantasy No. 1 but his upside is very big with the talent around him. He can throw for around 5,000 yards and 30-plus touchdowns.

 #74  Matt Ryan (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 28  Yds: 4694  Int: 14AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Ryan had a nice bounce-back season for the Falcons, producing near his levels of past years. He kind of flew under the radar last season but finished seventh in fantasy quarterback scoring last season. Ryan had 28 touchdowns to 14 interceptions and threw for nearly 4,700 yards. Ryan had scores in all but the last game of the season, showing better consistency for fantasy teams. He also threw for more than 200 yards in every game and had six 300-yard games. The Falcons remain a team that struggles to run the ball and are a pass-first offense. Ryan has some good options to work with in the passing game and is really in the prime years of his career. Ryan has four straight seasons with 4,000-passing yards. He has at least 26 touchdowns five straight seasons. He is an accurate, intelligent quarterback with a strong arm and the ability to fit the ball in tight spaces. Ryan also has a great grasp of what the Falcons are trying to do offensively, which helps his production. And at age 30, Ryan is in the prime of his career. If there is a knock on him, he can flop in the big game and doesn't do well under intense pressure.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ryan is a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback. He is capable of the big game every week and will post consistent fantasy numbers in a pass-first offense. Ryan can get around 5,000 passing yards and 30-plus touchdowns in this offense. He won't go as high as some of the top options but is capable of being a top-five fantasy quarterback before the season is over.

 #75  Travis Kelce (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 862  Recpts: 67Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Kelce quickly emerged his second season as a top threat in the Chiefs' offense. He probably was the most dependable target in the passing game. He had a breakout year, finishing sixth overall in fantasy scoring at tight end. Kelce had at least two receptions every game last season and finished with more than 800-receiving yards. He also was very efficient with his chances, catching 67 of 87 targets. He has room to grow with more chances in the passing game, which seems likely this year. Kelce is a big target with speed, athleticism and plus hands. He also is a good blocker. He really is a complete package at tight end. Kelce can work on his route running some but should improve in that area over time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Kelce is a legit No. 1 fantasy tight end. He could a top-five player at the position this year. The only downside to Kelce is playing in a run-first offense. Besides that, his upside is huge for the coming year. Expect his numbers to improve, catching around 80 passes for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #76  Greg Olsen (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 1008  Recpts: 84CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Olsen had his best season to date last year, hitting the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career. He was the top target in the Panthers' offense and took advantage, finishing with 10 games of 60-plus yards. He also had three 100-yard games and two 10-reception games. Olsen has three straight seasons with 800-plus yards for the Panthers. He will continue to start for the Panthers. Olsen is a good athlete at the tight end spot. He has top speed and very good hands, making him a surprising big-play option at tight end. He is just a so-so blocker, though, but has improved in that area as his career progresses.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Olsen was fifth in tight end scoring last year and a repeat wouldn't be a surprise. We aren't sure he hits the 1,000-yard mark but his touchdown totals could improve, which would even the other numbers out. Consider Olsen a top-five option for the coming year. He can get around 80 receptions for 950 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #77  Eli Manning (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 30  Yds: 4410  Int: 14New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Manning had a huge bounce-back season, thriving in the Giants new offense. He played at a very high level for the Giants, throwing for more than 4,000 yards with 31 total scores to 14 interceptions. It was quite the turnaround from the previous year. Manning played in a quarterback-friendly system that suited his game well. Manning also was helped by rookie Odell Beckham, who stormed onto the scene the second half of the year. The two had a great rapport, leading to many big games for Manning. Expect more of the same this year. Manning has 26 or more touchdowns five of the past six years and 4,000 yards four of five seasons. At age 34, he still has plenty left in the tank. Manning has a good arm and is an accurate quarterback. He still makes some bad decisions but was much better in that area last season. Manning also is durable, playing every game the last 10 seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Manning is a reason many wait to draft a quarterback. He went very late in drafts last season and finished ninth overall in quarterback scoring. We expect similar success this season, playing his second season in the offense and with Beckham. Manning will be capable of the big game any given week. Look for Manning to have around 4,500 yards with 35 touchdowns to 15 interceptions.

 #78  Bishop Sankey (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 569  Rush: 152TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Sankey started much of the season for the Titans but didn't do much in that role. He really struggled to make big plays and averaged just 3.7 yards per carry. He had double-digit carries eight games but had fewer than 65-rushing yards every game on the season. Sankey didn't seize the starter's job for the Titans. The team isn't giving up on Sankey after a season but he'll be on a shorter leash going forward. Sankey isn't a huge back but runs well inside and has the enough speed to make big plays to the outside. He also catches the ball well and can carry the load at running back on three downs. Sankey tries to make the big play too often, though, and doesn't do a good job of reading the hole just yet.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sankey was a flop last year and could be a good buy-low candidate as he is the best bet to start for the Titans this season. He has to be better than last season, so take him as a No. 3 back and hope for the best. He certainly has the talent to improve. He can top 1,000 total yards and score six or so touchdowns.

 #79  Duke Johnson (RB) ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Johnson was taken in the third round of this year's draft by the Browns. He joins a crowded backfield but gets a chance to play a big role as a rookie. The Browns don't have a set depth chart, so Johnson can quickly work his way into the mix if he impresses. Johnson is more of a speed back. He has top speed for the position and can get downfield in a hurry. He lacks a little size for the position, though, and won't make many plays after contact.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson is going to get his touches as a rookie and is worth a look as a No. 3 or 4 back for fantasy teams. He could emerge as the go-to back in this offense. He also will get his receptions, making him a good candidate to finish with around 1,000 total yards and five or six touchdowns.

 #80  James White (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 38  Rush: 9New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
White had just nine carries his rookie season, rushing for 38 yards. He got very little work despite the Patriots having some issues at running back. This doesn't bode well for White going forward. He needs to make some strides this season to play a bigger role in 2015. White isn't the biggest back but has good moves and enough speed to make plays on the outside. He lacks some strength, though, and doesn't run with a ton of power. He is a decent receiver, which will help his chances to play in this offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
White might have the occasional good showing but likely won't get enough consistent work to help fantasy teams. He could get a few more yards this season but don't expect a huge leap.

 #81  Zach Ertz (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 702  Recpts: 58PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Ertz has a big second season, emerging as the top pass-catching tight end for the Eagles. He finished with just over 700 yards and 13th overall in fantasy scoring at tight end. His fantasy numbers would have been better if not for a lack of scores. Ertz scored just two touchdowns all season. The good news is Ertz caught 58 passes and was targeted 89 times. He is the No. 1 tight end for the Eagles and could get even more work this season with the Eagles having some openings in the passing game. Ertz isn't really a speed demon at tight end but runs very good routes for a young player and has solid hands. He also blocks pretty well but could improve some in that area. He does lack a little speed to create big plays down the field but makes up for that with his hands and route running.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ertz is a fantasy tight end on the upswing. He can take another leap forward this season and serve as a No. 1 for fantasy teams. Consider him a top-10 fantasy tight end. Ertz can finish with 60 receptions for around 750 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #82  Shane Vereen (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 391  Rush: 96New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Vereen had double-digit carries just two times last season but had 52 receptions, serving as the top pass-catching back for the Patriots once again. Vereen had at least three receptions 11 of 16 games. He should continue to be the top third-down or change-of-pace back, but this year with the Giants. Vereen isn't a huge back, which hurts his chances to be an every-down back, but he has the speed and hands to excel as a third-down back as evident by the last two seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Vereen has more upside in PPR formats but still some value in normal formats. He'll get his yards even though he won't rush for a ton. He can get around 900 total yards and six touchdowns with 60 receptions. Vereen can be a solid No. 2 in PPR formats and a good flex play in standard leagues.

 #83  Jarvis Landry (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 758  Recpts: 84MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Landry was a rookie last year but the most dependable receiver for the Dolphins. He did a great job out of slot, catching more than 80 passes. Landry had at least three receptions in all but the first game of the year. Landry also had 50 or more yards five of the last six games to end his season. Landry didn't do a bad job of finding the end zone, scoring five times. Landry is going to be a big part of this offense for years to come. Landry isn't a big target but runs good routes and has solid hands. He isn't the biggest receiver but is a tough kid that will fight for every inch. Landry might not have the elite speed to play on the outside but is an ideal fit for the slot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Landry won't surprise anyone this season. He is going to go much higher in drafts this season and for good reason. He is another young player on the rise. His touchdown totals won't be great but he can get 90 receptions for around 1,000 yards and six or so scores.

 #84  Allen Robinson (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 548  Recpts: 48JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Robinson missed the last six games of his rookie season because of a stress fracture in his foot but had a productive season before the injury. He was emerging as a dependable target in the passing game for the Jaguars. Robinson had 50-plus yards in all but three of the games he played. If Robinson plays a full season, he finishes with 77 receptions for 877 yards and three touchdowns, which is not too shabby for a rookie in this offense. Robinson should challenge for a chance to start from day one this year or at least serve as the No. 3 for the Jaguars. Robinson has decent size for the position and is a good deep threat because of his height and athleticism. He can really jump and make the tough catch. He does struggle with some drops and could use some help with his route running.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Robinson has a chance to build on last season if the Jaguars make more strides offensively, which seems likely. He still isn't a top fantasy option but could help as a No. 3 before it is all said and done this year. Robinson can get around 80 receptions for 1,000 yards with six or so scores.

 #85  LeGarrette Blount (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 547  Rush: 125New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Blount opened his season with the Steelers and ended it with the Super Bowl champs. His release about halfway through the season was a good thing for Blount. He had a 100-yard game for Pittsburgh in Week 3 but had fewer than 30-rushing yards every other game with the team. A move to New England was a positive for Blount, who got the majority of the carries many weeks. Blount had 58 or more rushing yards four games with the Patriots and his season best showing came in the playoffs, running for 148 yards and three touchdowns against the Colts. Blount was a bit of a problem in the locker room for the Steelers, which led to his release. He has done alright in a starting role in past seasons but seems best suited as a back to share work or to serve as a top backup. Blount is a big back but has surprising speed and moves for a big man. His game is power, though. Blount will run over, through and around would-be tacklers. He isn't much of a factor in the passing game, having just 33 receptions in five seasons. And he struggles to make plays to the outside, which hurts his chances to be a three-down back in this league.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Blount has the potential for some big games and some scores but is a hard guy to trust. His production will be erratic in his current role. He might get around 700 total yards and six scores if all goes well for him, making him a No. 3 or 4 back for fantasy teams.

 #86  Kenny Stills (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 931  Recpts: 63MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Stills took a good jump his second season in the league, finishing 69 yards shy of a 1,000-yard season. He had two 100-yard games and nine games with 50-plus yards. He was the second best option in the passing game many weeks for the Saints. He head to a little less prolific passing game in Miami but should start for his new team, getting plenty of targets. Stills is a good athlete with quickness and the knack for making the tough catch. And while he lacks some size, Stills is a good deep threat because of his speed and quickness. He will drop some easy passes, though, and lacks a little consistency at this stage of his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Stills is a player on the rise. Expect him to take another jump forward this season in production. He can reach that 1,000-yard mark and improve his touchdown total, getting seven or so scores. Consider him a top No. 3 for fantasy teams.

 #87  Ben Roethlisberger (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 32  Yds: 4952  Int: 9PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Roethlisberger had arguably the best season of his career. He set a career high in yards, finishing with just less than 5,000-passing yards. He also topped 30-passing touchdowns for the second time in his career. He had 32 touchdowns to just nine interceptions for the entire season. He had nine 300-yard games and eight multiple touchdown games. Roethlisberger had two six-touchdown games, which came in back-to-back weeks. Roethlisberger has 4,000-yard seasons four of his last six. He plays in an offense that is becoming one of the best passing games in all of football. Roethilsberger has a great arm and is an accurate passer. He might be the best quarterback in the game at prolonging a play because of his size and strength. Injuries have slowed him some in recent seasons but he was able to play a full year each of the past two seasons, which is encouraging.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Roethlisberger finished fifth in quarterback scoring last season. He might have a hard time to match last year but should be considered a solid No. 1 for fantasy teams. He has great weapons to work with in the passing game and will get plenty of chances to air it out on a weekly basis. Roethlisberger is a good bet to get around 4,800 yards and 35 total touchdowns in this offense. He is likely to be a good value pick for fantasy teams because he gets overlooked at time.

 #88  Ryan Tannehill (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 27  Yds: 4045  Int: 12MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Tannehill took a step forward last season, enjoying his best year to date. He topped 4,000-passing yards and had 28 total touchdowns to 12 interceptions. He did a much better job with his decision making, which resulted in his best numbers to date. Tannehill had a couple down games but was really quite consistent for the most part. He had touchdowns all but a game and topped 200-passing yards all but two games. Tannehill knows the offense well and is gaining confidence in the league. Tannehill is a big kid with a strong arm that moves around the pocket well and will make plays with his feet. He is pretty accurate for a young quarterback and continues to improve in reading defenses. The Dolphins are more of a pass-first team, giving Tannehill plenty of chances to throw the ball.

Fantasy Outlook: Sleeper
Tannehill is a fantasy player on the rise. It was kind of under the radar, but Tannehill was eighth in quarterback scoring last season, finishing ahead of guys like Tom Brady and Philip Rivers. He can continue to make strides and improve his numbers from the past few years, making him a legit No. 1 for fantasy teams. He can top 4,000 yards, score 30-plus touchdowns and run for around 250 yards.

 #89  Nelson Agholor (WR) PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
The Eagles took Agholor in the first round of this year's draft. He becomes a starter for the team and should be a good fit for the offense. He has good hands and does well in making plays after the catch. He does a good job of getting open, finding the soft spot in coverages. He does lack a little size for the position, though, and could struggle a little to adjust to the size and speed of the pro game. Agholor also could help in the return game as a top return man for the Eagles.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Agholor will get his chances in this offense. The Eagles don't have much else to turn to, so Agholor will get thrown into the fire. Consider him more of a No. 3 or 4 for fantasy teams, though. He has a chance to get around 70 receptions for 900 yards and six scores.

 #90  Dorial Green-Beckham (WR) TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Green-Beckham didn't play a snap last year but that didn't prevent the Titans from using a second-round pick on the talented receiver. He'll get a chance to move into a starting role for the Titans his rookie season. Green-Beckham is a supremely talented player. He has great size and strength but also possesses surprising speed for a man of his size. He catches the ball well and has all the tools to be a top receiver in the league. He dropped to the second round of the draft, though, because of several off the field concerns. Green-Beckham has plenty of talent but also plenty of baggage.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Green-Beckham might take a bit to round into form after missing all of last season. He will get his chances in this offense, though, and has a chance to emerge as the go-to target before the season is out. Expect better things down the road but for now, he can finish with around 60 receptions for 900 yards and six touchdowns.

 #91  Cam Newton (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 18  Yds: 3127  Int: 12CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Newton had an erratic season. He battled injury, missing two games, and posted numbers all over the charts for fantasy teams. He had seven multiple touchdown games but threw for less than 200 yards five times. Newton finished 17th overall in quarterback scoring but did miss two games. Either way, he didn't have quite the season as expected. The Panthers still lack some top options in the passing game, which hurts Newton. He will get better throwing the ball if the Panthers add more weapons around him offensively. Until that happens, he'll continue to be up and down throwing the ball. Newton has a great skillset for the quarterback positon. He has a huge arm and can make big-time plays with his legs. He shows some immaturity at times, especially when dealing with the press, but is making strides in that area. He will force some passes at times but is pretty accurate throwing the ball for the most part. He throws a good deep ball and runs as well as any quarterback in the game. He will continue to be the centerpiece of the Panthers' offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Newton has the potential to be an elite fantasy quarterback but don't draft him as that. Take him as a low-end No. 1 and hope for the best. We expect him to take a step forward this season, especially with his better play late last season. He can throw for around 3,800 yards, rush for 650 or so and get 30 total scores.

 #92  Breshad Perriman (WR) BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
The Ravens used a first-round pick on Perriman, hoping to have found a starter in their offense for years to come. He should start from day one this season and serve as the top deep threat for the team. Perriman has good speed and size, doing a great job of making plays downfield. He is a big-play threat at receiver and should get plenty of chances to stretch the field this season. He needs to sharpen his route running, though, to be a more complete receiver at this level.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Perriman is going to have some big games but should be hit or miss for fantasy teams. Ironically, he kind of compares to the man he replaces in Baltimore, Torrey Smith. His numbers should improve over time but for now, expect around 60 receptions for 900 yards and six scores.

 #93  Philip Rivers (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 31  Yds: 4286  Int: 18San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Rivers had another solid season for the Chargers, topping 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns once again. He had four 300-yard games and nine multiple touchdown games. He did fade down the stretch a little, though, having seven interceptions his last three games, but his overall numbers were solid. Rivers was 11th in quarterback scoring last season. Rivers' arm strength seems to be down some and he struggles with the deep ball a little more than earlier in his career but can still get the job done as the starter for the Chargers. Rivers is accurate and has a quick release. He knows the offense well and does well in the pass-first system. Rivers has six 4,000-yard seasons and four with 30-plus total touchdowns.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rivers isn't in that elite category of starters but just outside that group. He is a consistent producer in a solid offense. He is a good low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams. You can't ignore his consistency the last several seasons. Expect a season with around 4,000-passing yards and 30 touchdowns with 15 interceptions.

 #94  Roddy White (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 7  Yds: 921  Recpts: 80AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
White wasn't a huge big-play threat last season but still caught a lot of passes and was an asset offensively for the Falcons. White finished with 80 receptions and seven touchdowns. He did have fewer than 1,000-yards, though, and just two 100-yard games all season. White is starting to show some signs of decline at age 33. White has failed to top 1,000 yards two straight seasons after six straight seasons of reaching that mark. He is more of a possession receiver at this stage of his career. White is a big, physical receiver with good speed and plus hands. He can make plays with his legs, but also isn't afraid to make the tough catch in traffic.

Fantasy Outlook:  
You have to worry some about White breaking down, especially after the past two seasons. You can't draft him based on his name. He still produces some but isn't the elite option of past seasons. He is more of a low-end No. 2 or top No. 3 for fantasy teams. White can get around 70 receptions for 900 yards and six or so scores.

 #95  Russell Wilson (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 20  Yds: 3475  Int: 7SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Wilson had another big season for the Seahawks, leading the team to the Super Bowl once again. He threw for more than 3,000 yards and had a career-high 849-rushing yards. Wilson ran for more yards than some starting running backs. And Wilson has designed running plays but does a great job of picking and choosing when to run the ball. He also doesn't take many big hits despite all his runs. Wilson had 26 total touchdowns to just seven interceptions all season. He still lacks some top weapons to throw to in the passing game but makes the most of the talent around him. Wilson makes everyone better around him. Wilson isn't a big quarterback but moves around the pocket well and can make all the throws at quarterback. He kind of reminds you of Drew Brees. His arm isn't off the charts but accurate and he does well to find a throwing lane despite his small size. Wilson is a much better runner than Brees, though. He can hurt teams with his legs as much as his arm. Wilson has topped 500-rushing yards each of the past two seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Wilson was sixth in quarterback scoring last season, mainly because of his huge rushing totals. It might be a stretch to see him run for that many yards again but don't be surprised if his passing yards go up. Teams are likely going to key on Wilson more, giving him a little more freedom to make plays in the passing game. Wilson is a legit No. 1 for fantasy teams. He is just outside that elite group but a consistent starter for fantasy teams. He'll get around 3,500-passing yards, 30 total touchdowns and 600-rushing yards. Wilson is the complete package at quarterback.

 #96  Joe Flacco (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 27  Yds: 3986  Int: 12BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Under the guidance of offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, Flacco had maybe his best season to date. He rebounded in a big way from a poor season the year before. Flacco had 29 total touchdowns to 12 interceptions and finished just 14 yards shy of a 4,000-yard season. He set career highs in both touchdowns and passing yards. The bad news is Kubiak is gone, becoming head coach of the Broncos. But the good news is the Ravens hired Marc Trestman to be their offensive coordinator. Trestman is a great offensive mind that has produced a lot of top quarterbacks. Flacco has a top skill set for the position, possessing a strong arm and the ability to move around the pocket well. He lacks some accuracy at times and will make some poor decisions when rushed. Flacco is a top performer in the playoffs but can't always sustain that success in the regular season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Flacco had a great year for his standards and still finished 14th in quarterback scoring. It is hard to count on him as anything more than a spot starter for fantasy teams. He'll produce well again this season and could even top last year but that still doesn't make him a top 10 fantasy quarterback. He'll throw for around 4,000 yards with 30 or so total scores and 14 interceptions.

 #97  Coby Fleener (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 774  Recpts: 51IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Fleener had his best season to date last year, setting a career high in yards and touchdowns. He made a lot more big plays in the passing game, averaging 15.2 yards per reception. He had one fewer reception last year than the previous year but finished with 166 more yards, making a lot more big plays. Fleener had two 100-yard games on the season. He has 50-plus receptions two straight seasons and more than 600 yard each of those seasons. He is the No. 1 tight end for the Colts and gets his weekly chances from Andrew Luck, who played with him in college. Fleener is a big kid that runs good routes and has the athletic ability to make plenty of plays in the passing game. He lacks a little strength, though, and isn't a great blocker for a tight end.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Fleener made big strides last season, showing he can be a legit No. 1 for fantasy teams. He has more to compete with for targets in this offense but plenty of big-game ability. He might be a little erratic for fantasy teams but is a solid No. 1. He can finish with around 60 receptions for 800 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #98  Tony Romo (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 34  Yds: 3705  Int: 9DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Romo enjoyed maybe the best season of his career, playing at an MVP level for the Cowboys. He had 34 touchdowns to just nine interceptions and threw for 3,705 yards. The Cowboys had a much better rushing attack, which seemed to benefit the entire offense, including Romo. He had just two multiple interception games all season and 11 multiple touchdown games. His back injury didn't seem to be an issue, throwing with good velocity much of the year. Romo has at least 26 touchdowns the last seven full seasons he has played. The Cowboys aren't as pass heavy as recent seasons but will still air it out. Romo will continue to get his chances. He has a plus arm and does well making plays on the run. Romo will force some throws and make some bad decisions but has improved in that area the last few years. He is 35 years old so he has a few years left at playing at a high level.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Romo had one of the best seasons of his career last year and was just 13th in quarterback scoring. He is more of a low-end No. 1 than elite option at this point. This is more of a reflection of the rest of the league than on Romo. He can still get it done. Expect a season with around 4,000 yards and 32 touchdowns with 10 or so interceptions. He is a good guy to grab later in your draft after the top guys are taken.

 #99  Andy Dalton (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 19  Yds: 3398  Int: 17CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
A bigger commitment to the running game and some injuries at receiver hurt the production of Dalton last season. He was just 18th in fantasy quarterback scoring, failing to reach 20 touchdown passes. Dalton finished with 23 total touchdowns to 17 interceptions. He was more turnover prone, trying to do more with his chances. Dalton doesn't have a huge arm, but he is accurate and does well with hitting his receivers in stride. He is a good fit for the Bengals' offense. Dalton has a good grasp of what the Bengals are trying to do offensively and has a great rapport with receiver A.J. Green. Dalton still needs to show up in the big game to be considered an elite quarterback but the rest of his game looks pretty good.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dalton took a step backwards last season but getting a healthy A.J. Green for a full season should do him wonders. Green makes him a different quarterback. We still don't consider Dalton an elite fantasy quarterback but he can help as a spot starter. Don't forget he posted huge numbers just two years back, finishing third in quarterback scoring. Look for Dalton to rebound this season, throwing for around 4,000 yards with 30 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

 #100  Martellus Bennett (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 916  Recpts: 90ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Bennett had a career season last year, setting career highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns. A move to Chicago has been a great thing for Bennett. He had two 100-yard games last season and three or more receptions all but two games. Bennett has 750-plus yards two straight seasons with the Bears. He is a huge part of the passing game and should get his chances in their new offense this season. Bennett might be the second most dependable receiver on the team right now. Bennett can make big plays because of his size and speed. Bennett isn't much of a blocker, though, and his work ethic has been questioned in the past.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bennett took his game to a new level last season, finishing fourth overall in tight end scoring. He might have a hard time repeating last year but can come close in this offense. He'll get his targets and definitely has value as a No. 1 fantasy tight end. Expect around 80 receptions for 800 yards and six or so scores.

 #101  Tom Brady (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 33  Yds: 4109  Int: 9New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Brady played much more like the Tom Brady from past years. He still finished 10th in fantasy quarterback scoring but produced good overall numbers. He had 33 touchdowns to just nine interceptions. He also topped 4,000-passing yards. Brady had another MVP-type season for the Patriots. He had touchdowns in all but a game. Brady is 38 years old but has shown few signs of slowing down. Brady has seven 4,000-yard seasons for his career and 30-plus scores five of the last seven full seasons. Brady does a great job of distributing the ball to all his options and rarely turns the ball over. He has a strong arm and is extremely accurate. Brady knows the offense well and makes the most of his abilities.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brady isn't the elite fantasy option of past years but still a serviceable No. 1. He is always capable of the big game and should produce good touchdown totals in this offense. Brady can get around 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns with 10 or so interceptions. He remains a top-10 option at quarterback.

 #102  Eddie Royal (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 7  Yds: 778  Recpts: 62ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Royal had the most receptions and yards of his career since his rookie season. Royal had 80 or more yards four games and 10 games with three or more receptions. He was an ideal No. 3 receiver for the Chargers. Royal also has been a top red-zone target for the team the past few seasons, scoring 15 touchdowns the past two years. Royal is a dependable possession receiver. He has top speed and good hands. Royal makes things happen with the ball in his hands. He heads to Chicago this season to serve as their No. 3 receiver. He has played with Jay Cutler in the past and produced some decent numbers in a similar offensive system.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Royal has posted similar numbers the past two seasons so expect more of the same this year, even with a move to a new team. He is a decent spot starter for fantasy teams. He has good touchdown potential and will get his receptions. Expect around 55 receptions for 700 yards and six or seven touchdowns.

 #103  Delanie Walker (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 890  Recpts: 63TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Walker had just three more receptions than the previous season but his yardage totals went way up, finishing with more than 300 yards of his career season in 2013. Walker was eighth overall in fantasy scoring for tight ends. Walker had two 100-yard games and at least three receptions all but two games. He was a consistent factor all season for the Titans passing game. Walker has two straight seasons with 60 or more receptions as the Titans No. 1 tight end. He'll continue to serve that role this season with the Titans. Walker is a well built tight end with decent speed. Once he gets the ball, he is tough to bring down at around 240 pounds. Walker will struggle at times with dropped passes but improved on that area a lot in recent seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Walker is going to have a hard time making so many big plays this season, so expect his numbers to dip some. But he still is a solid starter for fantasy teams. He'll get his weekly work and finish with around 60 receptions for 700 yards and five or so touchdowns.

 #104  Brandon Marshall (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 721  Recpts: 61New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Marshall missed the last three games of the season because of a rib injury but wasn't having his usual season before the injury. He had just two 100-yard games and was set to finish with around 1,000 yards. His numbers were down compared to past seasons, but the Bears' offense was a mess much of the year, especially at the quarterback spot. This didn't help the numbers of Marshall. One positive for Marshall was he scored eight touchdowns in 13 games. Marshall had seven straight 1,000-yard seasons before last year. He has five seasons with 100-plus receptions, producing as well as most receivers in football the last several seasons. Marshall is 31 years old and has a lot of mileage on his body but hasn't shown many signs of slowing down just yet. He can still serve as a top starter, a role his new team, the Jets, will want him to hold this season. Marshall is a huge target with great hands. Marshall makes a ton of plays after the catch, which is amazing for a receiver of his size. He is tough to bring down once the ball is in his hands because of his size.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Marshall could be slowing down some, but we still think he can rebound from last year, even though he is playing with the Jets. But even with that said, he shouldn't be in that elite category at receiver right now. He is just outside that group. Marshall can get around 90 receptions for 1,100 yards and 8 or so touchdowns.

 #105  Carson Palmer (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 11  Yds: 1626  Int: 3ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Palmer tore his ACL in Week 10 and was done for the season. Palmer was having a terrific season before the injury, having 11 touchdowns to just three interceptions in six games. He had more than 240-passing yards in every game he played. Palmer should be healthy for the start of next season and regain his spot as the starting quarterback for the Cardinals. Before last season, Palmer had back-to-back 4,000-yard seasons. Palmer is an accurate passer with decent arm strength. He can make all throws and has always thrown the deep ball pretty well but his arm strength has slipped some in recent seasons. He will force some throws, though, and make poor decisions. He has three seasons with 20 interceptions.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Palmer might be overlooked because of his torn ACL last season but he has potential in this pass-friendly offense. If he plays a full season last year, Palmer throws for more than 4,300 yards with 29 touchdowns. He can be a top No. 2 or low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams. We like him to top 4,000 yards once again and score around 25 touchdowns. He could be slowed some early in the year because of the injury but should be ready to go all out before long.

 #106  Jordan Cameron (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 424  Recpts: 24MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Cameron didn't follow up his breakout season as expected, failing to get to 500 yards for the year. He did miss six games because of injury but did top 50 yards just twice all year. The erratic Browns' offense wasn't a good thing for Cameron, though. He heads to Miami this year to take over as their No. 1 tight end. He should get his targets in a pass-friendly offense. Cameron has good speed, can jump and the size to be an elite tight end. He still remains a bit raw at times but is improving in all facets of the game. He still needs to refine his route running and improve as a blocker but certainly is getting better in those areas.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cameron isn't a surefire No. 1 fantasy tight end. He'll be worth some spot starts, moving to a much better passing game this year, but expect up and down production throughout the season. He can get around 50 receptions for 700 yards with six touchdowns.

 #107  Jordan Reed (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 465  Recpts: 50WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Reed missed four games early in the year because of injury, which hurt his overall numbers, but he was erratic for the Redskins throughout the season. Reed had three of his 11 games with 70-plus yards but also had two games with fewer than 10 yards. And his biggest disappointment last season was finishing without a touchdown. He is the No. 1 tight end for the Redskins, though, and more stability at the quarterback spot could lead to better numbers for Reed this year. He certainly has the talent to be a top starter in this league. Reed is a top athlete with speed and plus hands. He also runs good routes and does a good job of finding the soft spot in coverage. Reed also is a pretty willing blocker and should continue to improve in this area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Reed is an emerging fantasy tight end with plenty of potential. But he shouldn't be considered a surefire No. 1 just yet. He needs to be taken as a top backup and hope for the best. A lot of his season will depend on whether or not the Redskins get better offensively, especially at quarterback. If that happens, Reed could really surprise. But for now, expect around 70 receptions for 750 yards and six touchdowns.

 #108  Vernon Davis (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 245  Recpts: 26San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Davis had a miserable season last year, becoming the forgotten man in the 49ers' offense. If you can believe this, Davis didn't have a single game with more than 50 yards and his two touchdowns scored for the season both came in Week 1. Davis had less than 250-yards for the season, which was a career low. Davis is 31 years old but seems to have plenty left in the tank. A new offensive coordinator and head coach should be a positive for Davis. Expect him to be a bigger part of the offense this year. Davis has more than 790 yards four of six seasons. Davis has the speed of a receiver, but the size of a tight end. He is a great athlete, making a ton of plays with the ball in his hands as well as making the tough catch in key situations. He is a big mismatch for the opposition.

Fantasy Outlook:  
The 49ers misused Davis last year. We don't see that happening again. He isn't an elite fantasy tight end, so don't overvalue him. But at least expect his numbers to take a decent rise this year. He is a good spot starter for fantasy teams. He can get around 50 receptions for 700 yards and six touchdowns.

 #109  Giovani Bernard (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 680  Rush: 168CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Bernard had a disappointing season for fantasy seasons. He was supposed to have a breakout year as the top back for the Bengals, but didn't live up to those expectations. He actually lost his starting job to rookie Jeremy Hill and played second fiddle to Hill late in the season. The good news is Bernard wasn't a huge flop. He still managed more than 1,000 total yards and scored seven touchdowns. He is a huge asset in the passing game, catching 43 passes last season. Bernard should continue to play a similar role this season. He'll get some carries but get more work in the passing game. Bernard doesn't have great size at running back but has quick feet and does well in space. He does run pretty well between the tackles despite not being the biggest back, though. He also catches the ball very well out of the backfield. He might not have the ideal size to be an every-down back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bernard will go a lot lower in drafts this season and with good reason. But don't totally give up on him. He can still be a solid fantasy producer, especially in PPR formats. He can get around 1,000 total yards and 50 receptions with five or so touchdowns. Those numbers give him some value as a low-end No. 2 or solid No. 3 back. He could be a solid flex play for fantasy teams on a weekly basis.

 #110  Julius Thomas (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 12  Yds: 489  Recpts: 43JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Thomas didn't have near the yards and reception as the previous year but remained a huge red-zone target for the Broncos. He had fewer than 500-receiving yards and 43 receptions but scored 12 touchdowns. Thomas was still 10th in fantasy scoring for tight ends despite having less than 500 yards. Thomas has 12 touchdowns two straight seasons. He signed a big deal in the offseason to become the starting tight end for the Jaguars. He moves to an offense that isn't nearly as explosive but at least has less to compete with for targets. Thomas is a good athlete that can get down the field in a hurry. Thomas has strong hands but will drop some passes. He still isn't much of a blocker but is a much better route runner. He is a big-play threat at tight end.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Thomas sees a big dip in value with his move to Jacksonville. He might get more catches and yards this season but expect his touchdown numbers to go down. Thomas might get around 60 catches for 700 yards and six or seven touchdowns. He is a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy tight end.

 #111  Mychal Rivera (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 534  Recpts: 58OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Rivera had a productive second season as the Raiders starting tight end. He got consistent looks in the offense, finishing with 12 multiple reception games. He caught 58 passes for the season. Rivera did have more than 50 yards just three times, though. He was more of a move the chains option for the Raiders than a big-play threat. Rivera should continue to start for the Raiders this season and could produce better with the offense expected to make more strides this year. Rivera really isn't a big-play threat but runs good routes and has plus hands. He does lack a little speed for the position, though, and isn't a great blocker despite his size.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rivera isn't an elite fantasy option but can help as a spot starter. He could improve on last season, especially his touchdown total. He has some potential to help, especially in PPR formats. Look for around 65 receptions for 650 yards and six touchdowns.

 #112  Denard Robinson (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 582  Rush: 135JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Robinson found his way into the starting lineup last season but had his season cut short because of a torn ligament in his foot. He played pretty well in a starting role, though, before getting hurt. He had two 100-yard games and had more than 700 total yards on the season. Robinson also averaged a solid 4.3 yard per carry. Robinson has a chance to play a bigger role in the offense from day one this season. He proved he could be a starting back in this league, running better between the tackles than expected. Robinson is just a playmaker. Robinson is an explosive player with speed and good moves in space. He also has good size and does well in setting up his blocks as a runner. He has made big strides as a runner since entering the league. Remember, he was a quarterback in college.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Robinson is becoming fantasy relevant. He has total yardage potential in this offense, an offense looking for playmakers. Expect Robinson to build on last season. He can get around 900 total yards and five touchdowns, making him a No. 3 back for fantasy teams.

 #113  Larry Donnell (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 623  Recpts: 63New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Donnell had a breakout season for the Giants, emerging as the starting tight end for the team. He had more than 60 receptions for 623 yards and six touchdowns. He had at least three receptions all but five games. He also had six games with 50-plus yards. He should be the starter for the Giants once again this year. Donnell doesn't have top speed for the position but runs good routes and has pretty good hands. He has a knack for getting open and moving the chains.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Donnell has potential as a starter in this solid passing game. He might be able to improve some on last season, making him worth a look as a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end. He can get around 65 receptions for 650 yards and six or seven touchdowns.

 #114  Ryan Mathews (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 330  Rush: 74PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Knee and ankle injuries limited Mathews to six games last season. He had 399 total yards and three scores in those six games, so he produced pretty well when playing. But Mathews couldn't shed his injury prone label, which is a concern for him going forward. He has plenty of talent but staying on the field has been a concern for him, playing a full season just once in five seasons. Mathews runs with power, but also has good speed and explosiveness, a rare combination at running back. Mathews doesn't have great moves in the open field but still has some big-play ability. Mathews does well as a blocker and is a capable receiver. Mathews moves to a backup role this season, serving as the top backup to DeMarco Murray in Philadelphia. He is going to get a lot fewer touches than past seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mathews is always a risk because of his injury history and his move to a backup role puts a big dent in his fantasy value. He'll still get his touches in this high-volume offense but is more of a low-end No. 3 or 4 back for fantasy teams. Expect around 800 total yards and four or so scores.

 #115  Darren McFadden (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 534  Rush: 155DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
McFadden had another season to forget. He got his chances to emerge as the lead back for the Raiders but did very little with the work. The good news for McFadden was he finally made it through the season healthy but his season high in rushing yards was 80, topping 60-rushing yards just once all year. McFadden had more than 700 total yards but ran for just over 500 yards, averaging only 3.5 yards per carry. McFadden is running out of time to make a big impact in the NFL but gets a chance to do so, signing with the Cowboys this offseason. He turns 28 right before the start of the season and done little with his chances in recent years. He seems best suited as a backup or change-of-pace back at this stage of his career, a role he should serve with the Cowboys. When he is on his game, McFadden is a pretty complete back. He catches the ball well, can churn out the tough yards and has elite speed to make the big play every time he touches the ball. He is a game changer. He has a hard time staying healthy, though, and struggles with consistency.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McFadden has all sorts of question marks but sees a bump in value, running behind one of the best offensive lines in football. He could see a nice bump in production, making him a No. 3 back for fantasy teams. He could get around 900 total yards and five touchdowns.

 #116  Teddy Bridgewater (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 14  Yds: 2919  Int: 12MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Bridgewater eventually took over as the starter for the Vikings and made good progress throughout the season in a starting role. He started a little slow but had multiple touchdown games four of his last six and finished with more touchdowns (14) than interceptions (12) for the season. He also completed an impressive 64 percent of the passes. He looks the part of an NFL starter and should be for years in Minnesota. The Vikings need to add some more weapons around him offensively for him to reach his potential. Bridgewater is a top competitor and winner. He is a smart quarterback and has a knack for making the big play. He is a dual threat at quarterback, running for more than 200 yards last season. He doesn't have a great arm and could struggle some with the deep ball but excels with the quick hitters and shorter throws.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bridgewater is just going to get better. He isn't a No. 1 fantasy quarterback but certainly worth using as a spot starter. His numbers will get better and the turnovers will decrease. Bridgewater has potential if the Vikings get him some top receivers to work with. For now, expect around 3,500 yards with 25 total touchdown and 15 interceptions. He'll also run for around 350 yards.

 #117  Julian Edelman (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 972  Recpts: 92New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Edelman had his second straight huge season as the most productive wide receiver for the Patriots. He caught 92 passes and finished 28 yards shy of a 1,000-yard season despite missing a couple games because of injury. Edelman has 197 receptions the past two seasons. He should continue to be the top possession receiver for the Patriots. Edelman is a small target, but has good speed and hands. He does well on crossing routes and makings plays after the catch. Tom Brady trusts him in the passing game and throws his way often, especially when he needs to move the chains.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Edelman produced big numbers for a second straight season, especially for those in PPR formats. He keeps chugging along, getting catches and solid yardage totals. He isn't a top option in standard leagues but is a borderline No. 1 in PPR formats. He'll get around 100 receptions for 1,000 yards and five or so touchdowns.

 #118  Derek Carr (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 21  Yds: 3270  Int: 12OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Carr won the starting job his rookie season and played pretty well, especially if you consider the team around him. Carr was the most impressive rookie quarterback for the season, having 21 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. He lacked some consistency but did a pretty good job of not turning the football over and moving the offense. He'll get better with more seasoning and improved weapons around him at receiver. Carr is setup to be the franchise quarterback. Carr is a good athlete with an elite arm. He can be inaccurate at times and struggle with the deep ball but should improve in those areas with more seasoning. Carr can make all the throws needed for the pro game. He can make the touch pass as well as threading the needle between defenders. He also reads defenses well for a young player.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Carr is going to make more strides this season. We like him to emerge as a legit No. 2 for fantasy teams, worthy of some spot starts along the way. He has big-game potential. Look for a season with around 3,800 yards, 27 touchdowns and 100 or so rushing yards.

 #119  Jameis Winston (QB) Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Winston was the first overall pick in the draft, landing with the Bucs. He'll be the franchise quarterback for the team for years to come and should start from day one this year. Winston has a great arm and can make all the throws in the NFL. He is a pretty accurate quarterback for a young player and seems to grasp offenses well. He is a good athlete but more of a pocket passer than scrambler. He won't break many plays with his legs. Winston has some maturity issues too, which will be worth watching as his NFL career progresses.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Winston has some potential in an offense with two great receivers. He'll likely be up and down as a rookie, though, especially since he plays for a poor team with a suspect running game. He could be worth a look as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback. Winston can throw for around 3,500 yards with 25 total touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

 #120  Pierre Garcon (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 752  Recpts: 68WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Garcon had an erratic season, seeing a big dip in production from the previous year. He had just one 100-yard game and finished with fewer than 800-receiving yards. He did have three games with nine or more receptions, though, and had 105 targets on the season. He did lose out on work to DeSean Jackson, who emerged as the top target and big-play threat in the offense. Garcon isn't a polished route runner, but has certainly improved over the years. He has great speed and is a top deep threat. Garcon also does a good job of making big plays on shorter routes, using his speed to get by defenders.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Garcon didn't make many big plays last season, which hurt his numbers. He still got plenty of targets, which is encouraging for a rebound. He still isn't an elite option by any means but can be a top No. 3 for fantasy teams. We look for his overall numbers to climb, getting around 80 receptions for 1,000 yards and six touchdowns.

 #121  Jay Cutler (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 28  Yds: 3812  Int: 18ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Cutler had a season to forgot, eventually getting benched late in the season. His overall fantasy numbers weren't terrible but the Bears' offense was a mess and Cutler's play regressed from the previous year. He turned the ball over 24 times on the season, which was a huge disappointment for the Bears. The good news is Cutler scored 30 total touchdowns and threw for nearly 4,000 yards. Cutler will have to learn a new offense this year, though, and isn't guaranteed anything after last year. He'll have to prove he is capable of leading the offense once again. Cuter has just one 4,000-yard season for his career and last season was his first to hit the 30-touchdown mark. He has a huge arm, though, and does a great job of making plays downfield. He can make all the throws. But he will make some poor decisions and force throws, turning the ball over too often for a guy that has played in the league for nine seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cutler is a risk after last season but can be a solid spot starter for fantasy teams if all goes well for him. He is capable of the big game any given week. But please don't count on him as anything more than a spot starter. His track record makes him a shaky fantasy starter. He could get around 3,700 yards and 26 total touchdowns to 15 interceptions for the season.

 #122  Percy Harvin (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 483  Recpts: 51BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Harvin's season didn't go quite as expected, getting dealt to the Jets during the season. The Seahawks weren't thrilled with his production and his attitude on the field and in the locker room, leading to team parting ways. Harvin finished the season with 51 receptions for 483 yards and a touchdown. He made his biggest impact rushing the ball, carrying it 33 times for 202 yards and a touchdown. So Harvin finished the season with a respectable 685 total yards. Harvin hasn't lived up to his potential to date. He is yet to have a 1,000-yard receiving season and played a full season just once in his career. Harvin certainly has potential, though. He is a top playmaker with the ball in his hands. He has great speed and moves in the open field. He lacks some size, but plays bigger than his size, not shying away from contact over the middle and in the red zone. Migraines have been an issue for Harvin in the past, but he seems to be over those issues for now. He'll look to get his career going in the right direction this season, serving as a starter for the Bills.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Harvin is a hard guy to trust for fantasy teams. He has injury concerns and hasn't produced near his capabilities throughout his career. But even with that said, he has the potential to do great things if all breaks his way. He is worth grabbing as a low-end No. 3 or 4 fantasy receiver. He can get around 1,000 total yards and five or six touchdowns.

 #123  Stevan Ridley (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 340  Rush: 94New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Ridley suffered a major knee injury during Week 6 last season, tearing both his ACL and MCL. He has a long road back. Ridley had two 100-yard showing in six games before getting hurt. Ridley heads to the Jets this season, looking to earn some carries for the coming season. If healthy, he could play his way into the starting lineup. Ridley isn't a huge back but runs with power and does well in space. He excels between the tackles as a runner. He isn't much of a receiver, though, having 23 receptions in four seasons. Ridley has battled fumbling issues throughout his career, causing him to lose confidence with the coaching staff.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ridley has plenty of potential but is a risk because of the injury and the Jets have two other solid backs looking for carries. So consider Ridley a No. 3 back for fantasy teams. He could emerge into something better, though. For now, count on around 1,000 total yards and six or so touchdowns.

 #124  Darren Sproles (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 329  Rush: 57PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Sproles had a decent first season with the Eagles. He had 40 receptions and finished with more than 700 total yards and six touchdowns. He filled his role well in the offense, serving as the top pass-catching back out of the backfield. Sproles has a chance to fill a similar role this year but at age 32, he'll have to show something in preseason and camp to keep the job. The Eagles won't hand him playing time if he isn't displaying his same burst as past seasons. Sproles has been maybe the best third-down or change-of-pace back in the game the last few seasons. He fits the role perfectly. Sproles has great speed and moves, but lacks the ideal size to be an every-down back. He also is a great return man, having return scores five of the last eight seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sproles isn't a lock to repeat last season but should be worth grabbing come draft day, especially in PPR formats. Expect a bit of a drop but not much. He didn't show many signs of slowing down last season. The Eagles did limit his touches some, which helped. He'll get around 600 total yards with 40 receptions and five or so scores.

 #125  Marques Colston (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 902  Recpts: 59New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Colston failed to hit the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight season. The good news is he played every game. The bad news is his yardage total was his lowest since 2008. Colston had two 100-yard games but fewer than 50 yards six times. He was a little more inconsistent, showing a few signs of slowing down. This shouldn't be a surprise, though, because Colston has endured a few surgeries and is now 32 years old. His days of being the go-to receiver might be nearing an end. Colston is a big target with plus speed. He still drops the occasional pass, but runs good routes and will make the tough catch in traffic.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Colston isn't an exciting fantasy option but consistent. He won't win games single handily for fantasy teams but provide consistent weekly production in this offense. He is worth grabbing as a No. 3 or 4 fantasy receiver. He should be able to finish with similar numbers to last year, maybe even improving his touchdown totals some. Look for a season with around 60 receptions for 900 yards and six touchdowns.

 #126  Victor Cruz (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 337  Recpts: 23New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Cruz suffered a serious injury last year, tearing his patellar tendon in his right knee. He played six games before the injury. Cruz had two 100-yard games before going down. Cruz has a long road back. Most consider this injury tougher to return from than a torn ACL. Cruz might not be 100 percent or his usual self for another year or two, or maybe even ever. The good news is Cruz is 28 years old and didn't have a history of injury before this one. When healthy, Cruz is a big-play threat with the ball in his hands. Cruz isn't a huge target but runs routes well and has plus hands. He can take a short pass and make it a big play in a hurry.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cruz is a risk after last year. You just don't know how he'll return from this one. Plus, he is going to be the No. 2 target in this offense with the emergence of Odell Beckham. Expect his numbers to dip either way. He is still worth a look as a No. 3 or 4 receiver, though. He has potential, especially if you consider his track record. Look for a season with around 70 receptions for 900 yards and five or six touchdowns.

 #127  Anquan Boldin (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 1062  Recpts: 83San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Boldin had his second straight 1,000-yard season with the 49ers. He led the way at receiver for the team, catching 83 passes. Boldin had just one 100-yard game but was pretty consistent all season, having 12 games with 50 or more yards. Boldin is 34 years old and you have to think he will slow down sooner or later. But until that happens, he'll continue to start. Boldin is a big, strong receiver. He isn't a speed demon, but runs good routes and has solid hands.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Boldin isn't going to repeat last season but can still help fantasy teams. Expect around 70 receptions for 900 yards and five touchdowns. He is more of a No. 3 or 4 fantasy receiver. He can't continue his current pace at this stage of his career.

 #128  David Johnson (RB) ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Johnson heads to the Cardinals his rookie season, likely to serve as the top backup to Andre Ellington. He should get his weekly carries, though, and might be the short-yardage back for the team. Johnson was a highly productive, durable back in college. He does well between the tackles and has enough speed to make plays to the outside. All his work in college is a concern, though. You have to wonder how much he has left in the tank.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson is worth a late-round grab. He could emerge as the starter for the Cardinals at some point during the season. He is worth a roster spot. For now, count on Johnson for around 600 total yards and five touchdowns.

 #129  Jaelen Strong (WR) HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
The Texans added a big, strong physical receiver in this year's draft, taking Strong in the third round. Strong has good hands and is a big target at receiver. He lacks some elite speed, though, and could improve his route running a little. Strong has a good chance to start from day one his rookie season but won't be handed the job.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Strong could be a little inconsistent his rookie season, but you have to like his potential down the road. He could be a top PPR receiver in a year or two. For now, expect around 60 receptions for 900 yards and five scores. He has some value as a reserve for fantasy teams, deserving some spot starts along the way.

 #130  Kenny Britt (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 748  Recpts: 48St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Britt had his best season in a few years, serving as the No. 1 receiver for the Rams. He didn't have a career year but finished with his second best yardage total. He did set a career high in receptions, catching 48 passes. Britt averaged 15.6 yards per reception and had two 100-yard games. He showed he can still be a capable starter in the NFL. He should have a starting job again this season. Britt is a big target that runs good routes and is capable of making a big-play in a hurry. He will struggle with drops at times, but his concentration seems to be improving in this area. Britt has issues off the field and is another strike away from facing a long suspension. He also has never topped 800 yards in a season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Britt made strides last year but still wasn't a big-time fantasy threat. It would surprise to see him post his best numbers to date this year but that isn't saying a whole lot. He is more reserve material for fantasy teams than anything. He'll get around 60 receptions for 900 yards and five or so touchdowns.

 #131  Michael Crabtree (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 698  Recpts: 68OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Crabtree had a disastrous season last year, failing to hit the 100-yard mark in any game while finishing with fewer than 700-receiving yards. The 49ers passing game struggled much of the season, though, which didn't help Crabtree. He had less than 50 yards four of five games to end the season, a fitting end to his poor season. Crabtree has flashed some great things at times throughout his career but hasn't had that huge season. He has just one 1,000-yard season in his career and never scored double-digit touchdowns. Crabtree probably is more of a top No. 2 receiver than No. 1 for NFL teams, a role he should serve with the Raiders this season. Crabtree is a pretty polished receiver at this stage of his career. Crabtree has plus hands, runs solid routes and is a playmaker. He doesn't have elite speed, but enough to get the job done.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Crabtree was a huge bust last year and should fall in drafts this year. He might be a decent player to take a chance on as a No. 3 or 4 receiver because he has some talent and will be a featured receiver for the Raiders. He could get around 75 receptions for 900 yards and six or seven touchdowns. And if the light finally goes on for Crabtree, the sky really is the limit for this talented player.

 #132  Knile Davis (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 463  Rush: 134Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Davis got some extended playing time early in the year because of an injury to Jamaal Charles and played well in that role. Davis had two 100-yard games in a starting role. He didn't see the field much after Week 8, though, failing to get double-digit carries the rest of the way. He scored seven touchdowns, taking advantage of some work around the goal line. Davis should play a similar role this season as the top backup for the Chiefs. Davis is more of a power back that runs well between the tackles and can punish a defender with his strength. Davis isn't much of a home-run threat at running back. He catches the ball pretty well, though, and does well in protection, which bodes well for his future.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Davis has some fantasy value because of his touchdown potential. He can score some in this offense, especially if he gets more work around the goal line. Davis won't give you a ton of yards, maybe 600 or so, but can score five or six touchdowns. And if Charles gets hurt, Davis is a must add for fantasy teams.

 #133  Doug Baldwin (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 825  Recpts: 66SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Baldwin had his best season as a pro last year, serving as the No. 1 receiver for the Seahawks much of the year. He set career highs in receptions and yards. Baldwin had just three touchdowns but managed 825-receiving yards. He had two 100-yard games and at least two catches every game of the year. Baldwin should continue to have a starting role for the Seahawks this season. He knows the offense well and has a solid rapport with quarterback Russell Wilson. Baldwin isn't a big target but has big-play potential because of his speed and moves in space. He does well out of the slot and is a dependable receiver for the offense. He has at least 770 yards three of four seasons with the Seahawks.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Baldwin isn't a very exciting fantasy option but consistent. He is a pretty good bet to get around 70 receptions for 800 yards and five touchdowns. He can help as a spot starter in the right matchup.

 #134  John Brown (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 696  Recpts: 48ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Brown was a weekly contributor for the Cardinals his rookie season, serving as the No. 3 receiver most of the season. He had at least two receptions all but a game and more than 50 yards seven of 16 games. He made some big plays offensively for the Cardinals, scoring five touchdowns on 48 receptions. He should continue to be the No. 3 receiver for the Cardinals this season and even get some looks in two-receiver sets. Brown is a small receiver but has great speed and moves in space. He is a top playmaker at the receiver position. Brown also is an asset on special teams as a return man.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brown is an emerging talent that should do better this year if Carson Palmer can stay healthy at quarterback. He still will post some inconsistent numbers in his current role but can get around 60 receptions for 800 yards and five or so scores.

 #135  Sam Bradford (QB) PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
For the second straight season, Bradford had his season end because of a torn ACL. It is a concern that he injured the exact same knee as the previous year. Bradford was injured before the start of the season, though, and should be ready to go for the start of this year. He will get a chance to start once again but this time with the Eagles. This is a make or break year for Bradford. Bradford can make all the throws, is extremely accurate, and moves around the pocket well to make plays. Bradford is a better athlete than he is given credit for. He does lock onto a receiver too often, though, and doesn't do a great job of going through his progressions. He also has big-time durability concerns, playing a full season just once the past four seasons. Bradford seems a good fit for the Eagles' offense, though, and could rebound if he can stay healthy. He reunites with the offensive coordinator that produced his Rookie of the Year season.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Bradford is a big injury risk but has plenty of potential if starting and healthy. He finally plays in a top offense and will get his chance to produce big numbers. Bradford is worth a look as a top No. 2 fantasy quarterback if you have a stable option ahead of him on your roster. He could throw for around 4,000 yards with 28 total touchdowns and 14 or so interceptions.

 #136  Cody Latimer (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 23  Recpts: 2DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Latimer didn't get many chances his rookie season, catching just two passes. He could play his way into a bigger role this year, though. Latimer is a big receiver with good strength and hands. He is a bit raw as a route runner and lacks some elite speed. He will try to be the No. 3 receiver for the Broncos this season. The team remains very high on Latimer and believe he can be a big-time player in this league.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Latimer would have looked better in last year's offense but still has potential for a breakout season. Just temper your expectations for him a little. He'll have some big games and finish with around 60 catches for 800 yards with five or so scores. He is worth a look as a No. 3 or 4 receiver.

 #137  Colin Kaepernick (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 19  Yds: 3369  Int: 10San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Kaepernick had another ho-hum season as the starter for the 49ers. He had some big games but also plenty of duds along the way. He finished with just 20 total touchdowns and completed 60 percent of his passes. Kaepernick did set a career high in rushing, though, running for 639 yards. He even had a 100-yard rushing game during the season. Kaepernick hasn't progressed a ton since entering the league. A new offensive coordinator could do him some good this season, playing to his strengths a little more. Kaepernick has a great arm but will struggle with accuracy at times, missing on throws he should make as an NFL starter. He runs very well and has breakaway speed, being able to make big plays in the running game. He does struggle some to read defenses, though, and isn't always decisive in the pocket. He makes most of his big plays outside of the pocket - throwing on the run or running with the football.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Kaepernick was a bit of a bust last season. He can improve on that but don't count on huge numbers. He is more of a low-end No. 1 or solid No. 2 for fantasy teams. He'll get 3,300 or so passing yards with around 25 total touchdowns and 500-plus rushing yards. He can carry a team any given week but disappear in others, lacking the consistency of an elite fantasy quarterback.

 #138  Cecil Shorts III (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 557  Recpts: 53HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Shorts had a bit of a disappointing season with the Jaguars, seeing his numbers dip for the second straight season. He did miss three games because of injury but wasn't doing a whole lot even with those missed games. Shorts had two 100-yard games but 10 games with fewer than 50 yards. He had less than 600 yards for the season. Shorts is at a bit of a crossroads in his career, seeing his numbers decline instead of get better. He has enjoyed some past success, though, and should help as a No. 2 or 3 receiver with the Texans. Shorts doesn't really have any outstanding skills, but makes the most of his ability. He runs above-average routes, has decent speed and pretty good hands. He has a knack for making the big play at receiver.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Shorts can improve on last season but don't expect a big jump. He is worth a look as a No. 4 fantasy receiver. He has some potential to do good things. He can finish with around 70 receptions for 800 yards and five or so touchdowns.

 #139  Justin Hunter (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 498  Recpts: 28TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Hunter was expected to take a big step forward last season but that wasn't the case. He once again battled consistency issues, finishing with weekly numbers all over the map. He also missed the last four games of the season with a lacerated spleen but should be just fine for the coming year. Hunter didn't have a 100-yard game last year but did have 99 yards during a game and scored three touchdowns. He was a big-play threat, averaging 17.8 yards per reception. Hunter will get his chance to start this season but needs to show more consistency to win that job. He won't be handed anything. Hunter is a big, tall receiver that does a good job of stretching the field. Hunter has speed, size and can separate in a hurry. He will drop some passes, though, and isn't very physical.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hunter can improve on last season but nothing is a given with him after last year. He is worth a late-round grab because of his talent, though. He could get around 50 receptions for 800 yards and five touchdowns.

 #140  Marcus Mariota (QB) TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
The Titans used the second pick in the NFL draft to take Mariota, hoping to finally solve their issues at quarterback. Mariota should be the starter from day on for the Titans. Mariota has all the tools to succeed as an NFL quarterback. He has good size, a great arm and can make plays on the move. He'll make all the throws in the NFL and will surprise people with his ability to run the ball. Mariota will struggle a little when pressured, though, and could have some issues moving to more of a pro-style offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mariota has a lot of ability and will have some big games, but the Titans lack some playmakers at receiver and not much of a running game. He is going to be hit or miss for fantasy teams, much like many rookie quarterbacks. He'll be a hard guy to trust on a rookie basis. He could throw for around 3,500 yards and score around 20 total touchdowns.

 #141  Nick Foles (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 13  Yds: 2163  Int: 10St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Foles was having an up and down season as the starter for the Eagles before breaking his collarbone in Week 9, causing him to miss the rest of the year. He had 13 touchdowns to 10 interceptions before getting hurt. He was a lot more turnover prone from the previous year, having four multiple turnover games. Foles gets a change of scenery this year, heading to the Rams. He will be the starter for St. Louis, managing the Rams run-first offense. Foles has a solid arm and is an accurate passer. He isn't a speed demon by any means but can make plays with his legs as well. Foles also throws a very good deep ball, which is another positive for him because the Rams have some receivers that can stretch the field.

Fantasy Outlook: Hot
Foles is a risk after last year but worth a look as a low-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback. If he is starting and playing well, Foles can do some good things. He can be a top-15 fantasy quarterback but carries more risk than some of your other options. If all goes well for him. He can get around 3,500 yards and 25 total touchdowns with 13 or so interceptions.

 #142  Allen Hurns (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 677  Recpts: 51JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Hurns was a big surprise for the Jaguars, emerging as one of the most reliable targets in the passing game his rookie season. Hurns was an undrafted rookie, so his impact was expected to be minimal, which wasn't the case. Hurns had two 100-yard games and finished 23 yards shy of 700-receiving yards. He also scored six touchdowns, having two multiple touchdown games. Hurns should compete for a No. 2 or 3 receiver job this season. He is a big target with good speed and big-play ability. His route running needs to continue to get better, but Hurns is making strides in that area. Hurns also needs to show better consistency with his hands.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hurns isn't going to be a big-time fantasy player but could help as a spot starter for fantasy teams. He could improve a little on last season, getting around 60 catches for 700 yards and five or so touchdowns.

 #143  Blake Bortles (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 11  Yds: 2908  Int: 17JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Bortles took over the starting role the third game of the season his rookie year and didn't look back. Unfortunately, he had plenty of ups and downs along the way. Bortles had more struggles than good games, though, with 11 touchdowns to 17 interceptions. He forced the issue a lot more than he did in college, struggling some to pick up the speed of the pro game. He did show flashes of some good things, though, and is the franchise quarterback for the Jaguars. He needs to polish up a few things this offseason to get his career back on the right track. He'll start from day one this year for the Jags. The Jaguars don't have too many exciting options in the passing game but are better at receiver than in recent years, having a few more promising young players. Bortles has great size, a plus arm and is a good athlete. He has a very strong arm but his delivery is a bit long at times. He probably needs to quicken things up a bit. He also needs to make his reads quicker to succeed in the NFL. Either way, he has all the intangibles to be a top quarterback in this league for years to come.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bortles wasn't quite as impressive last season as many thought but he still has plenty of fantasy potential. Don't give up on him based on last season. Expect his game to get better this year, throwing for around 3,500 yards with 20 touchdowns to 15 interceptions. And don't overlook his rushing ability. He'll get 500 or so rushing yards, which gives him added value. He is worth a look as a top No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #144  Phillip Dorsett (WR) IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
The Colts surprised many by using their first-round pick on Dorsett. He joins a crowded receiving corps but is the future at the position for the team. He probably will be the No. 3 or 4 this season but should be the starter in a year or two. Dorsett is a top deep threat because of his elite speed. He is going to get his chances to stretch the field for the Colts. Dorsett will need to sharpen his route running to be an every-down player in the NFL. He also battled some injury issues in college, which is a concern going forward.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dorsett didn't land in an ideal spot for his rookie season. He'll get some playing time but will be in more of a sporadic role. He is a better pick in dynasty formats than standard leagues this year. He will have a few games but expect around 40 receptions for 600 yards and five scores.

 #145  Jason Witten (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 703  Recpts: 64DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Witten was once again a top-10 fantasy tight end last season, finishing ninth overall in tight end scoring. He had just over 700 yards and five touchdowns. Witten didn't post huge numbers but was consistent for the Cowboys. Witten had multiple receptions all but a game and six games with 50-plus yards. Witten did see his numbers decrease for the second straight season, though. And at age 33, you have to wonder how much he has left in the tank. He'll remain the No. 1 tight end for the Cowboys but could see his playing time cut into a little more. Witten is an athletic tight end with above-average speed. He does well in traffic and has very good hands. He also is a favorite target of Tony Romo, which bodes well for his targets.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Witten remains a good fantasy tight end but could slip a little more this season. His numbers have been decreasing some in recent seasons, which is a concern. He should get about 55 receptions for around 650 yards and five touchdowns. He is a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end but make sure you have a good backup behind him, worthy of getting some starts.

 #146  Alex Smith (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 18  Yds: 3265  Int: 6Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Smith isn't flash but does the job for the Chiefs, especially when it comes to winning games for them. Smith completed 65 percent of his passes and had 19 touchdowns to just six interceptions. He didn't air the ball out much throughout the season but got more chances late in the year, finishing with three straight games of 290-plus passing yards. He missed the last game of the season because of a lacerated spleen but expects to be fine for the coming season. He'll continue to start for the run-first Chiefs. Smith has a big arm, moves around the pocket pretty well and will make plays running the ball (130-plus rushing yards each of last four seasons). His accuracy has improved through the years and he limits turnovers. Smith doesn't take many of chances downfield, though, and plays a pretty conservative game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Smith is not an exciting fantasy option. Until he has better options to work with in the passing game and takes more chances down the field, don't bother with him on your team. He might be worth a spot start or two but that is about it. Smith will throw for around 3,400 yards with 20 total scores and eight or so interceptions.

 #147  Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 221  Recpts: 21Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Seferian-Jenkins wasn't a huge factor his rookie season, topping 50 yards just once. He also missed the last five games of the year with a back injury. He did show some flashes, though, scoring two touchdowns on limited chances while averaging more than 10 yards per reception. He should be a bigger factor in this offense from day one this year, serving as the No. 1 tight end for the Bucs. Seferian-Jenkins is a huge tight end that can be a top red-zone target for the Bucs. He lacks a little speed but has good hands and runs pretty good routes for a young player. He isn't much of a blocker, though, and will need to get better in that area to be on the field as much as possible.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Seferian-Jenkins has some touchdown potential but his yards won't be anything too special in this offense. He can get around 600 yards and five scores, making him a reserve for fantasy teams.

 #148  Rob Housler (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 129  Recpts: 9ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Housler took a step backwards last season, seeing the field very little. He caught just nine passes all season. The good news is he showed some big-play ability, averaging 14.3 yards per reception. He has a knack for making a big play. Housler gets a chance for a bigger role this season, challenging for the starting job in Cleveland. A change of scenery could be a good thing for him. Housler has plus speed for the tight end spot and his size makes him a big target over the middle in the passing game. He is a top athlete for the position. He has made few strides as a blocker, though, which is a concern.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Housler is worth a late-round look as a No. 2 tight end. He has a lot of talent and could flourish in a much more tight-end friendly offense. He might get around 50 receptions for 600 yards with five or six touchdowns.

 #149  Josh McCown (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 11  Yds: 2206  Int: 14ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
McCown didn't follow up his career year as expected. He opened as starter for the Bucs but was erratic in that role. He also missed time because of injury and ineffective play. McCown finished with 14 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 11 games. He also completed just 56 percent of his passes. He proved he is more of a backup and spot starter than surefire NFL starter. McCown should move to a backup role this season. McCown has a huge arm and seems to make a lot of big plays. He will struggle with turnovers some and his accuracy can be an issue.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McCown is always capable of the big game but don't use him unless he has the right matchup in a starting role. He isn't draft material for 2015. McCown might be worth a look on the waiver wire if he is starting.

 #150  Ameer Abdullah (RB) DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
The Lions hope to have found their franchise back in this year's draft, taking Abdullah in the second round. He will get his chance to play a big role in the offense from day one. Abdullah has great speed and can get to the next level in a hurry. He isn't a big back but isn't afraid to lower his shoulder to try to pick up some extra yards. He will struggle in some short-yardage situations, though, and might not fill that role early in his career. Abdullah can catch the ball out of the backfield well and should get plenty of chances in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Abdullah is an intriguing talent. He has some good total yardage potential but his touchdown potential could be limited, which hurts his fantasy value. But even with that said, he can help fantasy teams as a No. 3 or 4 back. He can get around 900 total yards and four or so touchdowns.

 #151  Tyler Eifert (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 37  Recpts: 3CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Eifert played the first game of the season and caught three passes for 37 yards. He didn't get in another game because of a shoulder injury suffered during training camp. He eventually had surgery on the shoulder, needing to be placed on Injured Reserve. Eifert will be the starting tight end for the Bengals this season. The team still has high hopes for Eifert, who played well his rookie season. Eifert is a tall tight end that is very athletic. He can stretch the field with his speed and has good hands to make the tough catch. He lacks a little bulk, though, and isn't much of a blocker for the tight end spot just yet.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Eifert is a good under the radar player to target for the coming year. He should get his targets in this offense and can finish with around 55 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns. He'll be worth some spot starts for fantasy teams along the way.

 #152  Josh Hill (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 176  Recpts: 14New OrleansBye: 11 
 
 #153  Kyle Rudolph (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 231  Recpts: 24MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Injuries once again plagued Rudolph last year, missing a lot of time because of knee and ankle problems. Last year was supposed to be his breakout season, but Rudolph wasn't on the field enough for that to happen. Rudolph had 24 receptions in 9 games and had 50 or more yards three of those games. He did produce some when healthy and playing. If he plays a full year, Rudolph finishes with 43 receptions for 411 yards and four touchdowns, which aren't great numbers. Rudolph has failed to top 500 yards in any season in the NFL. He is the No. 1 tight end for the Vikings but could be in a make or break season. Rudolph isn't much of a blocker but a top pass catcher. He has plus speed, very good hands and the ability to make the tough catch.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rudolph has plenty of talent and the potential for good things but it is hard to trust him based on his track record. Take a solid tight end as your No. 1 and hope Rudolph has a breakthrough season as your No. 2 fantasy tight end. He can get 50 receptions for 600 yards with five or so touchdowns.

 #154  Charles Clay (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 605  Recpts: 58BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Clay had another productive season as the No. 1 tight end for the Dolphins. He had more than 600 yards and 58 receptions despite missing two games because of injury. Clay had multiple receptions all but a game. He did top 50 yards just four times, though, serving as more of a chain mover than big-play threat. He takes his talent to Buffalo this season to serve as their No. 1 tight end. The Bills don't have quite the passing attack of Miami, so a drop in targets wouldn't be a surprise for Clay. Clay is a good blocker with big-play ability at tight end. He has good speed to stretch the field and can make plays after the catch.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Clay sees a bit of a dip in fantasy value with a move to Buffalo. His production could be a little more erratic in this offense. He could get around 50 catches for 600 yards with five touchdowns. Don't overvalue him come draft day. Remember, his career high in scores is six and he has just 14 touchdowns in four seasons. He is a backup for fantasy teams.

 #155  Devonta Freeman (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 248  Rush: 65AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Freeman got playing time in spurts his rookie season but did get a lot of work in the passing game, catching 30 passes. He had double-digit carries just once all season, though, playing second fiddle to Steven Jackson. Freeman averaged a decent 3.8 yards per carry but didn't top 50-rushing yards in a single game. Freeman should get a little more consistent work this year but likely will be in a similar role, serving more as a change-of-pace option. Freeman isn't the biggest back but runs with some power and gets downhill in a hurry. He also catches the ball very well, making him a pretty complete back. He might need to bulk up some to be a full-time starter in the NFL, though, but his big-play ability makes him an intriguing back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Freeman looked a lot better for the coming year until Tevin Coleman was taken by the Falcons in the draft. This will lead to fewer touches for Freeman, who can improve on last season, but not enough to be a big-time fantasy back. He can get around 800 total yards with four touchdowns.

 #156  Eric Ebron (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 248  Recpts: 25DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Ebron didn't have quite the season as expected his rookie year. He got some chances but not a ton. He had just 25 receptions for 248 yards. He didn't have more than 40 yards in a single game. The Lions remain high on Ebron, though, and expect him to take a big step forward this season. He'll get every opportunity to start and play a big role offensively. Ebron is a great athlete with top speed and hands. Ebron isn't much of a blocker, though, which keeps him off the field more than your usual starting tight end.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ebron has plenty of upside in this high-flying passing attack. He'll get more targets this year but don't expect monster numbers by any means. He is a bit of a risk for fantasy teams with solid options to compete with for targets. He is worth a look as a No. 2 fantasy tight end, though. He could get 45 or so receptions for 550 yards and four of five touchdowns.

 #157  Owen Daniels (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 527  Recpts: 48DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Daniels started much of his first season with the Ravens because of injury at the tight end position. He was a little erratic in a starting role, having some up and down games, but his overall production wasn't too bad. He had nearly 50 receptions and more than 500 yards. Daniels showed a little age, though, lacking some big-play ability while dropping a few more passes. He follows Gary Kubiak to Denver and could get first crack at the starting job for his new team. He knows the offense and Kubiak has trust in him, which are two positives for Daniels to start. Daniels runs good routes and has solid hands, making him a nice possession receiver. He lacks some big-play potential at this stage of his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Daniels isn't going to return to past form, even in a starting role for a great passing team. Consider him a No. 2, worthy of some spot starts along the way. He'll have some big games but disappear in others. Look for around 50 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns.

 #158  Antonio Gates (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 12  Yds: 821  Recpts: 69San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Just when you thought Gates was done, he has another big season. Gates was third overall in fantasy scoring for tight ends. He had one of the better seasons of his career, finishing with 12 touchdowns and just over 800-receiving yards. Gates had nine games with 50-plus yards and scored touchdowns seven of 16 games. He also played a full season and has missed just a game the last three seasons, shedding his injury-prone label some. Gates is 35 years old, though, and you really have to wonder how much he has left in the tank. He has two straight seasons with 800-plus yards. Gates seems to have lost some of his speed but still does a great job of running routes and catching passes. He isn't the big-play threat of past years but can move the chains and do well in the red zone.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gates is a bit of a risk at this stage of his career. He looked great last year, but he has a lot of wear and tear on his body and is getting up there in years. Consider him a low-end No. 1 tight end and expect a few more erratic games from Gates. He can get around 55 receptions for 700 yards and six or so touchdowns.

 #159  Dwayne Allen (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 395  Recpts: 29IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Allen had another solid season as the No. 2 tight end for the Colts. He got his weekly chances but wasn't a huge producer overall, getting 50 targets on the season. He topped 50 yards three times and scored eight touchdowns, which is impressive considering he caught just 29 passes. Allen was a top red-zone threat for the Colts. He also missed some time because of injury, hurting his overall numbers. He should continue to play a similar role for the Colts this year. He'll be the No. 2 tight end but should get his playing time in that role. Allen is a solid pass catcher with a knack for picking up first downs. He has enough speed to stretch the field and is a tough cover because of his size. He isn't a great blocker but is making strides in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
It would be a surprise to see Allen finish with eight touchdowns once again but his reception and yard totals should be better if he can play a full season. He is worth a look as a No. 2 tight end for fantasy teams. He can finish with around 45 receptions for 600 yards and five or six scores.

 #160  Jace Amaro (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 345  Recpts: 38New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Amaro didn't have a huge rookie season but was involved in the offense and got some work, catching 38 passes on 53 targets. He had four games with 50-plus yards but his season high in yards was 68. And he caught 10 passes in a game, giving him just 28 receptions his other 13 games. Amaro was hit or miss in a passing game that struggled much of the year. He is the No. 1 tight end for the Jets, though, and should be a big part of an improved offense going forward. Amaro is a very good athlete that does well after the catch. He also has solid hands and pretty good speed. He isn't much of a blocker, though, and will need to continue to improve in that area to get more playing time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Amaro has the potential to improve on last season but don't expect a huge leap in this offense. He is worth a look as a No. 2, though. He could get around 50 receptions for 550 yards and five or so touchdowns.

 #161  Isaiah Crowell (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 607  Rush: 148ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Crowell was a surprise producer for the Browns last season. He was an undrafted free agent but found his way into the starting lineup at times his rookie year and scored eight rushing touchdowns. He had seven games with 50-plus rushing yards, showing some consistency at the running back spot. He didn't have a 100-yard game, though, despite having double-digit carries 10 times. He should get first crack at the starting job this season for the Browns. Crowell has good size for the position but also possesses solid moves and enough speed to make plays to the outside. He isn't a great pass catcher just yet, though, and will need to improve in that area to be a three-down back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
The Browns are going to rotate backs much of the year, making Crowell a bit of a weekly wild car. He is worth a look as a No. 3 back despite some erratic production. He'll get his touches and has the potential for the big game, especially if he keeps getting the goal-line work. Crowell should get around 800 or 900 total yards and four or five touchdowns.

 #162  Roy Helu (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 216  Rush: 40OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Helu didn't get many carries but got a lot of work in the passing game, serving as the top pass-catching back for the Redskins. He had a career-high 42 receptions for 477 yards. Helu has 73 receptions the past two seasons, playing as one of the top third-down backs in the game. He didn't top 300-rushing yards for the second straight season and failed to get double-digit carries in a game. Helu could play a little bigger role this year, heading to the Raiders. He will be the top pass-catching back for the team and get some carries to spell Latavius Murray. Helu is a talented play with big-play ability. He has good size and speed. He hits the hole in a hurry and can reach the next level quickly. He also catches the ball very well.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Helu has some injury concerns but has some upside as long as he is playing, especially in PPR formats. He should be able to get his catches in this offense. We wouldn't be surprised if he tops last year's production, getting around 800 total yards and four or five touchdowns.

 #163  Tre Mason (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 765  Rush: 179St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Mason wasn't even active for the Rams early his rookie season but emerged as the starter for the team before the season was out. He produced well in that role but the addition of rookie Todd Gurley clouds his future with the Rams. He could be used more as a third-down or change-of-pace back for the Rams. Mason had two 100-yard games and averaged 4.3 yards per carry. He finished with 913 yards in 12 games. He has more than 1,200 total yards if he plays a full season last year. Mason is an elusive back with big-play ability. He also catches the ball well and should have a bigger role in the passing game this coming season. He wasn't on the field for many passing downs because of issues in pass protection but really improved in that area as the season progressed. Mason doesn't have great size for the running back spot but still runs with some power and is tough to bring down at times because he keeps his legs churning.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mason sees a big dip in value with Gurley around for the Rams. He still could have decent total yardage numbers but don't expect great production in a backup role. He might get around 700 or 800 total yards with a few scores.

 #164  Dan Herron (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 351  Rush: 78IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Herron emerged as the starter for the Colts late in the season and helped the team to two playoff wins during the postseason. He had 298 total yards and two touchdowns in three playoff games. Herron had double-digit carries three of the last six regular season games, finishing with 90-plus total yards two of those games. Herron should be the top backup for the Colts this season, playing behind Frank Gore. Herron doesn't have a great overall skillset but is a pretty complete back with the ability to play three downs. He has good acceleration and can make plays to the outside but also runs with some power because of his good size. He has good quickness for the position and will make some plays as a receiver out of the backfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Herron doesn't really "wow" you on the field but can be a productive player in this offense. If starting, he has a chance to help fantasy teams as No. 2 or 3 back. But as long as he is in a reserve role, expect around 800 total yards and a few scores.

 #165  Terrance West (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 673  Rush: 171ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
West had his chances last season but was erratic for the Browns. He was in and out of the starting lineup, getting most of the load one week while not getting a carry the next. His overall numbers weren't too bad, getting more than 700 total yards and five touchdowns. He had three games with 90-plus yards. But as mentioned, West didn't grab hold of the starter's job and struggled at times. He will challenge for the starting job this season. West is a big back that does a good job of churning out yards after contact. He isn't easy to bring down. He won't make a ton of guys miss, though, and isn't a great receiver out of the backfield. West needs to improve his consistency if he hopes to be a three-down starter in this league.

Fantasy Outlook:  
West has some potential if he makes strides this season, which is possible. Plus, the Browns offense should be better than last season, another plus for West. But for now, you can't count on him to be anything more than a No. 3 or 4 back for fantasy teams. He has a lot to compete with for touches and could get 700 or 800 total yards and five touchdowns if all goes well for him.

 #166  Doug Martin (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 494  Rush: 134Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Martin had another disappointing season. He was in and out of the starting lineup and also battled injury. He had fewer than 500-rushing yards and averaged just 3.7 yards per carry. His only 100-yard rushing game came the last week of the season. Martin hasn't topped 500-rushing yards since his huge rookie season. He hasn't been the same back since that year, battling injury and lacking big-play ability. Martin is at a crossroads for his career. He needs to regain his form from earlier in his career. If not, he could struggle to find meaningful work on an NFL roster. Martin does well between the tackles but also has enough speed to break plays to the outside. He isn't a huge back but runs with some power and has good moves in the open field. He also is a good receiver out of the backfield, giving him another way to touch the ball often.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Martin is a huge risk for fantasy teams. He isn't a bad buy-low candidate but nothing is a given with him at this stage of his career. He just doesn't look like the same back from earlier in his career - despite showing a few signs of life late last year. Martin might be worth a bench spot for fantasy teams as a No. 3 or 4 back but that is about it. He could get 800 or so total yards and a few scores.

 #167  Brian Hartline (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 474  Recpts: 39ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Hartline wasn't a very big part of the Dolphins' offense last year. He had two straight 1,000-yard seasons before last year, failing to even get to 500 yards. He was targeted just 63 times all season. Hartline had 50 or more yard just four times and went three games without even catching a pass. Hartline has been a productive receiver in the past and should get his chance to return to a starting lineup, signing with the Browns this offseason. Hartline has good size, toughness and pretty good hands. He runs routes well and has enough speed to stretch the field, but lacks some explosiveness. He will make some big plays, though, and seems to have the knack for the big game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hartline has 12 touchdowns in six seasons, so his lack of scores hurts his fantasy value. He'll get some catches and yards, though, so he has some value for fantasy teams. We expect his numbers to rise this year with the Browns but don't expect his third 1,000-yard season. He'll get around 70 catches for 900 yards and a few scores.

 #168  Andrew Hawkins (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 824  Recpts: 63ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Hawkins had a career season last year, his first with the Browns. He was the most dependable receiver for the team and got plenty of chances, finishing the year with 112 targets. He had more than 800 yards and caught 63 passes. Hawkins had seven games with 70 or more yards. He did score just two touchdowns all season, though, getting few looks in the red zone. The Browns will continue to have Hawkins as a big part of the offense this coming season. He likely will get most of his work out of the slot, serving as a top possession receiver for the team. Hawkins is a small target but makes plays in space and has a knack for getting open. His small stature likely prevents him from being an ideal starter but makes him an ideal player for the slot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hawkins has more value in PPR formats but can help some in standard leagues. He'll get his yards and should see his touchdowns improve in what should be a better offense. Consider him a No. 4 or 5 fantasy receiver. He can get around 70 receptions for 900 yards and four or five touchdowns.

 #169  Dwayne Bowe (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 754  Recpts: 60ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
The Chiefs had a conservative offense once again last season but Bowe wasn't great when he got his chances. He failed to score a touchdown all season and didn't hit the 100-yard mark in any game. Bowe had fewer than 801-receiving yards for the third straight season. Bowe has three 1,000-yard seasons for his career but hasn't neared that production in recent years. And at age 31 (shortly after the season starts), you have to wonder if he'll ever achieve that amount of success once again. He'll get a chance to revive his career with the Browns, likely serving as their top target in the passing game. Bowe is a big, strong receiver that isn't afraid to make the tough catch. He also is a load to bring down in the space because of his size and elusiveness. Bowe still struggles with some drops, lacking concentration at times.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bowe probably will have better fantasy numbers this year with the Browns but that isn't saying much. Remember, he failed to score a touchdown last season. But even with that said, he isn't anything more than a reserve for fantasy teams. Don't expect him to repeat big numbers from earlier in his career. He might get around 75 catches for 900 yards with a few scores.

 #170  Robert Griffin III (QB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 1694  Int: 6WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Griffin had another erratic season, finding his way in and out of the starting lineup. He had just five touchdowns to six interceptions for the season. Griffin was clearly in new coach Jay Gruden's dog house, which doesn't bode well for his future. He'll get his shot to start this season but nothing is going to be handed to him. Griffin is going to have to make big strides this offseason and do a much better job of being a leader for the Redskins. Griffin hasn't been the same player since tearing his ACL. He seemed on his way to a stellar career after a huge rookie season but things have gone south since that point. Griffin is an accurate quarterback that throws a good deep ball. He can make all the throws but struggles with his decision making. He looks indecisive at times, especially when he stays in the pocket. At this point, his biggest asset might be his legs, but Griffin isn't running as much as he did early in his career. Griffin can be an elusive runner with game-breaking speed at the quarterback spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Griffin is a big risk but carries plenty of potential if he gets it all together. He is worth a look as a backup for fantasy teams, especially if you grab a solid starter early in your draft. For now, expect a season with around 3,000 yards and 20 total touchdowns with 450 or so rushing yards. Just remember that Griffin is about as big of a risk as any fantasy quarterback in the game.

 #171  Marquess Wilson (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 140  Recpts: 17ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Wilson had a lost season last year because of a collarbone injury. He didn't play until Week 11 and had just 17 receptions all season. Wilson is going to get his chance this year, though, serving as the No. 3 receiver for the Bears. Wilson is a tall receiver with speed and big-play ability. He lacks a little strength, which is a concern, but is stronger than when he came into the league.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Wilson is ready to take a big jump forward this season. He has good potential in what should be a pass-friendly offense. He can have around 800 yards and five or so scores. Consider him a No. 4 or 5 for fantasy teams.

 #172  Steve Johnson (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 435  Recpts: 35San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Johnson had two games with more than 50 yards, including a 103-yard showing in Week 3, but did next to nothing besides those games. He did miss some time late in the year because of a knee injury, but had just 435 yards in 13 games. Johnson has fewer than 600 yards each of the past two seasons. His career is trending the wrong direction. He will get a chance to resurrect things this year in San Diego, getting a chance to start or serve as the No. 3 receiver for his new team. Johnson is 29 years old and seems to have lost a little in recent years. He is a former 1,000-yard season with plenty of past success but hasn't achieved much in recent seasons, which is a concern. Johnson has decent size for the receiver spot. He runs well, makes the tough catch and is a big-play threat. He does struggle with some key drops at times.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson isn't the same receiver as past seasons. He could rebound some from the past few years if he gets the playing time but don't expect him to return to the 1,000-yard mark. He could get 65 receptions for 800 yards and a few scores.

 #173  Devin Smith (WR) New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
The Jets continued to overhaul their receiver position with the selection of Smith in the second round of this year's draft. Smith isn't going to start this year but should be the No. 3 and top deep threat for the team. He projects as a starter for the team in another season or two. Smith is a great deep threat, using his athletic ability and great hands to make plays down the field. He does need to shore up his route running some to be a legit starter in this league.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Smith isn't going to produce big numbers in his current role. He will get some chances but not a ton as the No. 3 for the Jets. He might be worth a reserve pick for fantasy teams but that is about it. He should get around 50 catches for 800 yards and four or five touchdowns.

 #174  Seattle Seahawks (Def) Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 371  YdsAlwd: 3492SeattleBye: 9 
 
 #175  Brian Quick (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 375  Recpts: 25St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Quick was off to a promising start to his season before injuring his shoulder, causing him to miss the rest of the year. But before getting injured in Week 8, Quick had three touchdowns and three games with 70-plus yards. He was the most dependable receiver for the Rams early in the year. If he plays a full season, Quick finishes with 57 receptions for 857 yards and seven touchdowns. He finally showed some potential last season, giving him a chance to start from day one this year. Quick has very good size and strength for the position. He also has plus hands and does well in getting himself opening, using his big frame to his advantage. He doesn't have great speed, though, and has looked lost at times since entering the league but took some steps forward last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Quick has some upside for the coming year but isn't a sure thing by any means. He has plenty to compete with for targets, making him a hit or miss option. He might be worth a late round grab for fantasy teams, though, getting around 50 catches for 700 yards and a few scores.

 #176  Robert Woods (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 699  Recpts: 65BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Woods saw a bump in production his second season, serving as the starter for the Bills much of the year. He didn't have huge numbers in that role, though, finishing a yard shy of 700 with five touchdowns. He did have a few big games, having four games with 70-plus yards. More consistent quarterback play could help his numbers in 2015. Woods should get first shot to start with the Bills but won't be handed the job by any means, especially if Percy Harvin gets a chance to start instead of playing out of the slot. Woods will have to earn his playing time. Woods knows how to get open and can make plays all over the field. Woods has the speed to stretch the field but also does well on shorter routes. He does lack a little strength, though, and needs to play with more toughness.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Woods isn't as exciting as some of the other young receivers in the game but has some potential. He is worth a reserve look for fantasy teams. Woods can get around 60 receptions for 700 yards and four or so touchdowns.

 #177  Tavon Austin (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 242  Recpts: 31St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Austin hasn't progressed a lot since his rookie season. He makes the occasional big play but isn't a consistent option in the passing game. Austin actually lined up as a running back at times last season and almost finished with more rushing yards (224) than receiving (242). Austin failed to top 40-receiving yards in any game last year. The Rams continue to say they want to make him a bigger point of the offense, but it hasn't materialized to date. This season could be make or break for Austin. Austin is a playmaker. He has top speed and electric moves in space. He will struggle with drops at times, though, and sometimes tries to do too much with the ball in his hands. At this point, he is a bigger asset on special teams than as a receiver.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Austin is a big question mark for the coming year. A new offensive coordinator could be a good thing for him but nothing is certain. For now, expect a bit of a bump in production but not enough to make him anything more than a reserve for fantasy teams. He could get around 700 total yards and four or five touchdowns.

 #178  Davante Adams (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 446  Recpts: 38Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Adams showed flashes his rookie but was up and down because of sporadic playing time as a reserve receiver for the Packers. He had a 100-yard game but had 50 or more yards just four times all year. He finished with 38 receptions for about 450 yards. Adams should be the No. 3 receiver for the Packers from day one this season but won't crack the starting lineup with Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson locked up for a few more years. Adams is more of a possession receiver than a deep threat. He is a big, athletic target that does a good job of making the tough catch. He has very good hands for a young player. He lacks a little top speed, though, which hurts him some.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Adams would look much better in a starting role but that isn't going to happen for several more years. For now, consider him a deep reserve. He should improve some on last season but don't expect a huge jump in production. He could get around 50 receptions for 600 yards and four or five touchdowns.

 #179  Jermaine Kearse (WR) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 537  Recpts: 38SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Kearse had a more prominent role for the Seahawks last season, especially after the trade of Percy Harvin. Kearse showed some flashes, having six games with 50 or more yards. But his season high in yards during the regular season was just 78, and he scored one touchdown all season. Kearse did make some plays during the Seahawks playoff run, scoring two of three games while topping the 100-yard mark in one of those games. He should play a similar role for the Seahawks this season, rotating in and out of the receiver spot for the team. Kearse does a good job in making the acrobatic catch and is good in the red zone. He still needs to improve his route running some and play more consistent football.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Kearse could see his reception and yardage totals rise a little but probably not enough to help most fantasy teams. He could get 45 receptions for 600 yards and a few scores. We don't see a huge jump in production.

 #180  Tyler Lockett (WR) SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
The Seahawks used a third-round pick on Lockett, hoping to find a top slot receiver and return man for years to come. Lockett will compete for the No. 3 or 4 receiver spot his rookie season. He isn't the biggest receiver but runs great routes and makes plays with the ball in his hands. He can turn a short pass into a big play. He also is a great return man and should get his chances in those areas for the Seahawks.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lockett would have better value in a different offense. He won't get a ton of targets out of the slot for the Seahawks. He'll get some chances, though, and could finish with around 40 receptions for 600 yards with a few scores. He is a deep reserve for fantasy teams.

 #181  Andre Williams (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 7  Yds: 721  Rush: 217New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Williams got plenty of work last season but was up and down with his touches. He topped 60-rushing yards four times despite getting double-digit carries 11 times. He struggled to find much room to run much of the year, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry. The good news is Williams started to show more signs of life late in the year, playing his best football. He had 100-yard rushing games two of his last four games. Williams will get a chance to play a big role in the offense this season. Williams is a huge back that does well between the tackles, churning out yards. Williams isn't much of a threat as a receiver out of the backfield but did catch 18 passes last season, which is somewhat encouraging. Williams does lack some of that breakaway speed.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Williams has a chance to improve on last season. He can get around 1,000 total yards and nine touchdowns. Don't overlook last year, a season he didn't play all that well but still finished 27th in running back scoring. Williams has potential as a No. 2 back for 2015.

 #182  Stephen Gostkowski (K) Yr: 2014  FGM: 35  FGA: 37New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Gostkowski had his third straight season with 150-plus points. He led all kickers in scoring and missed just two field goals all season. Gostkowski has 125 or more points all but one season when he has played a full year. He plays in a great offense and gets plenty of chances for points. Gostkowski has a strong leg and is an accurate kicker (86.8 percent made for his career). And the Patriots have a great offense, giving Gostkowski a few more chances than your average kicker.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gostkowski is the best fantasy kicker in the game right now. He is a good bet for another 150-plus point season and is about as dependable as it comes when looking at a fantasy kicker.

 #183  Jared Cook (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 634  Recpts: 52St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Cook's second season with the Rams was very similar to his first. He had almost the same numbers, finishing with one more reception (52) but 37 fewer yards (634). Cook had multiple receptions all but two games, but had more than 50 yards just five times. He got his catches but wasn't much of a big-play threat. He will remain the No. 1 tight end for the Rams for the coming season. Cook has a ton of talent but hasn't produced quite as expected to date. He has a lot of upside because of his athleticism. Cook has plus speed and decent hands. He isn't going to help much as a blocker, but catches passes and runs routes like a receiver. He has lacked consistency throughout his career, though, and been plagued by bad drops.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cook isn't a guy fantasy teams can trust based on his track record but he certainly has big-game potential. Don't expect his stats to suddenly take off this year, though. If he was going to have a huge season, it would have been by now. Consider him a No. 2 for fantasy teams, getting around 55 receptions for 650 yards with four or five touchdowns.

 #184  Branden Oliver (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 582  Rush: 160San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Oliver had a surprise rookie season, emerging as the most dependable back for the Chargers much of the year. He started many games because of injury and finished with 853 total yards and four touchdowns. He had two 100-yard rushing games and 36 receptions. Oliver isn't likely to start for the Chargers but should be the top change-of-pace option. Oliver is a small back but runs with power and has good moves in space. He also catches the ball well and will make plays between the tackles despite his small size.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Oliver might have a hard time repeating last season but still has value because of his ability in the passing game. He'll get his chances to make plays in this offense and can finish with around 700 or 800 total yards and a few scores.

 #185  Zac Stacy (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 293  Rush: 76New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Stacy opened the season as the starter for the Rams but lost that job and barely saw the field the second half of the season. Stacy ran for less than 300 yards on the year and averaged just 3.9 yards per carry. He failed to capitalize on a solid rookie season but a move to the Jets could be a good thing for his career. He'll compete for a job with his new team, maybe even serving as the starter if all goes well for him. Stacy isn't a flashy runner but does a good job of hitting the hole in a hurry and is a good one-cut runner. He gets downhill in a hurry. Stacy does lack big-play ability because of just so-so speed at the running back spot. He is more of a plodding back than top playmaker at the position.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Stacy was one of the biggest busts of last season but can turn things around this year with the Jets. He should get more playing time and could get around 700 total yards with a few scores. He is worth a late-round look as he could emerge as the starter at some point.

 #186  Maxx Williams (TE) BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
With the future of Dennis Pitta up in the air, the Ravens used a second-round pick on Williams. He is the future starter for the team and should see plenty of playing time as a rookie. Williams is a top pass catcher at the position. He is a big-time athlete that can stretch the field and run over would-be tacklers. He won't help as a blocker, which will keep him off the field some, but should improve in that area over time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Williams has some potential his rookie season. He should get some targets and will be capable of the big game. His production will be sporadic, though. For now, count on about 45 receptions for 550 yards and a few scores. His value will be better in a few seasons.

 #187  Ahmad Bradshaw (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 425  Rush: 90---Bye:  
 
Player News:
Bradshaw broke his leg about halfway through the season, missing the rest of the year. He was producing pretty well before getting hurt, scoring eight touchdowns in 10 games. He did much of his damage in the passing game, catching 38 passes for 300 yards. He also ran for more than 400 yards, averaging 4.75 yards per carry. Bradshaw produced good all-around numbers, showing he could still be a capable starter in this league. Bradshaw is 29 years old with a long injury history, so his days of being an every-down back are about over. He probably is best suited as a change-of-pace back or spot starter. Bradshaw is a pretty complete back when healthy. Bradshaw is a shifty back with elite speed. He has home-run potential with the ball in his hands. Bradshaw isn't the biggest back but runs with some power and does well between the tackles. His lack of size lends him to injury, but he is a tough back that plays through pain and still performs.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bradshaw is an obvious injury risk, which hurts his value. But his potential is high when he is healthy and playing. He will produce. But you can't take him as anything more than a No. 3 or 4 fantasy back because of his injury risks. We would expect a season with around 600 total yards and few touchdowns.

 #188  Ladarius Green (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 226  Recpts: 19San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Green was supposed to have a breakout season last year but played behind Antonio Gates once again and barely saw the field much of the year. He was a huge bust for fantasy teams, having just 19 receptions for the season. He is likely to play a similar role this year. The Chargers don't seem to have a ton of trust in Green and will continue to use him in a backup role. Green still projects to be the starter for the team down the road, though. Green is a big-time athlete. He has size, speed and leaping ability. Green remains raw but is getting more seasoned, which helps his progression.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Green certainly has talent and produce big plays but until he starts playing consistently, he isn't worth the risk come draft day. We do see him getting a little more work this year but not much. Green could get around 30 receptions for 450 yards and two touchdowns.

 #189  Scott Chandler (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 497  Recpts: 47New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Chandler had another productive season as the starter for the Bills last year. He caught 47 passes, giving him three straight seasons with 40-plus receptions. Chandler had a 100-yard game but only topped 50 yards three times all last season. He heads to a much different situation this season, signing with the Patriots this offseason. He will try to win the No. 2 job at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots use a lot of multiple tight-end sets , so Chandler could get a decent amount of playing time even if he isn't starting. Chandler is a huge target at tight end and uses his big frame well, especially in the red zone. He also doesn't have bad speed for his size and runs pretty good routes.

Fantasy Outlook:  
A move to New England probably will mean a reduce in targets and playing time but his overall numbers might not be that drastically different than before. He'll get his targets in this offense, making him worth a look as a low-end No. 2 tight end. He should get around 40 receptions for 550 yards and a few scores.

 #190  Heath Miller (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 761  Recpts: 66PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Miller just keeps chugging along for the Steelers. He had one of the better seasons of his career last year, finishing 11th overall in fantasy scoring for tight ends. Miller finished with more than 750 yards for just the third time in his career. He had two 100-yard games, showing more big-game ability than recent seasons. Miller has 50-plus receptions four straight seasons and is getting more work later in his career than earlier. Miller will continue to start at tight end for the Steelers. Despite his size (6-5), Miller is quick and runs good routes, making him a tough cover. Plus, he is tough to bring down once he gets the ball. He is dependable option in the passing game and has the trust of Ben Roethlisberger.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Miller isn't a top No. 1 for fantasy teams but a good spot starter. He can produce decent numbers and is capable of the big game. We would expect him to slow down a little this year but not a big drop off. Expect around 55 receptions for 640 yards and three or so touchdowns. His touchdown totals have never been very good, which hurts his overall fantasy value.

 #191  Fred Jackson (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 525  Rush: 141BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Jackson hit the 1,000 total yard mark for the fifth time in six seasons. He was the best back for the Bills last season. He didn't have a great year rushing the ball (525 yards) but made his presence felt in the passing game once again, catching 66 passes for 501 yards. He was one of the top pass-catching backs in the game. Jackson seems to fit that role better than any other these days and should fill a similar role this season. His rushing totals haven't been too impressive the past few years, averaging fewer than four yards per carry two of three seasons. Jackson is got a later start to his NFL career but his 33 years old, which is a concern. You have to wonder how much he has left in the tank. The good news is his career high in carries is 237, so Jackson doesn't have a ton of wear and tear on him compared to some other backs.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jackson has big value in PPR formats but not much value outside of those. You would have to think his numbers would start to decrease pretty dramatically at this stage of his career. Expect around 600 total yards and a few scores with 35 or so receptions. He can help in a reserve role for fantasy teams.

 #192  Garrett Graham (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 197  Recpts: 18HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Graham missed the last five games of last season because of an ankle injury but wasn't doing a whole lot before the injury. He was getting playing time but failed to top 50 yards in a game and caught just 18 passes. Graham will compete for the starting job with the Texans this year but will have to show more in the offseason and training camp to win the job. Graham is an athletic tight end and solid pass catcher. He can make plays behind the defense and does well in finding space in the secondary. He doesn't have great size, though, making him just a so-so blocker. He also isn't too explosive of a player.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Graham has a little past success but isn't going to be a big-time fantasy producer at tight end even if he is starting. He might get around 40 receptions for 500 yards and a few scores this year, making him bench material for fantasy teams.

 #193  Dennis Pitta (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 125  Recpts: 16BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Pitta dislocated his hip for the second straight season. He had 16 receptions in three games before the injury. At this point, it isn't certain if Pitta will ever be able to play again. But if he is able to return, he should start for the Ravens and play a big role in the offense. Pitta isn't much of a blocker but does very well as a pass-first tight end. He is athletic enough to line up as a receiver, making him a tough cover for opposing defenses. He has speed to stretch the field and size to make him a tough cover in the red zone.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Pitta is a huge injury risk, so you can't take him as your starter. But he is worth a draft pick if he gets a clean bill of health to play again. He has the potential to be a solid fantasy starter.

 #194  Robert Turbin (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 310  Rush: 74SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Turbin had very similar numbers to the first two years in his career, getting around 500 total yards and a couple scores as the top backup for the Seahawks. He has produced with his chances but gotten very little work his first three seasons in the league. He is just waiting for his chance to start, which could be in another season or two. Turbin is a powerful back that runs well inside but also has enough speed to make big plays and does well as a receiver. He is a good athlete that just seems to make plays. Turbin does need to improve his blocking some but is making strides in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Turbin is the handcuff for Lynch and would have huge value if Lynch were to get hurt. But for now, consider him a low-end No. 3 back or top No. 4. He can improve some on last season getting 600 or so total yards and a few scores. You would have to think the Seahawks would start to limit Lynch a tad more at this stage of his career.

 #195  Montee Ball (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 172  Rush: 55DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Ball suffered a serious groin injury during Week 4 and didn't play the rest of the season. He opened the season as the starter for the Broncos but wasn't playing too well before the injury. He averaged just 3.1 yards per carry and his season high in rushing yards was 67 despite having double-digit carries three times. Ball watched C.J. Anderson run wild while he was on the sidelines, which doesn't bode well for him this season. Ball will get a chance to start this year but is expected to be the No. 2 or 3 back for the Broncos. Ball runs hard and does well between the tackles. He isn't a flashy back but hits the hole in a hurry and churns out the yards. He lacks a little breakaway speed, though, but still has made some big plays throughout his career. Ball catches the ball pretty well out of the backfield but needs to continue to improve as a blocker to get more playing time on passing downs.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ball doesn't have near the value as past season but don't write him off just yet. He could excel in this running scheme if he gets the chances but getting the chances is the concern. For now, take him as a reserve and hope for the best. He is worth a stash because of his upside in this offense if he is starting.

 #196  Richard Rodgers (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 225  Recpts: 20Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Rodgers was the top backup for the Packers last season, getting sporadic playing time his rookie season. He did have 20 receptions, though, and scored twice. He had two games with 50-plus yards, accounting for nearly half his yardage total for the season. Rodgers will challenge for the starting role this season and could be given first shot to win the job. Rodgers does well on shorter routes and has pretty good hands. He lacks a little top speed but has enough to make some plays downfield. Rodgers also is a willing blocker, which is a plus for the running game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rodgers could play a little bigger role this season but probably isn't a huge fantasy threat. He might be worth a spot start in the right matchup. Expect around 40 receptions for 450 yards and a few scores.

 #197  Troy Niklas (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 38  Recpts: 3ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Niklas had three receptions his rookie season. His season was cut short because of an ankle injury, which slowed him much of the year. Niklas remains in the plans for the Cardinals, though, and will get a chance to win the starting job this year. Niklas is a huge tight end that will help as a blocker and receiver. He is a really good blocker, which will get him on the field often. He isn't going to make a ton of big plays in the passing game but does well on shorter routes and moving the chains.

Fantasy Outlook:  
The Cardinals don't have a history of producing good fantasy tight ends, so Niklas has limited upside even if he starts. He might get around 400 yards and a few scores. He'll be too inconsistent to help many fantasy teams.

 #198  Lorenzo Taliaferro (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 292  Rush: 68BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Taliaferro was a bit of a surprise his rookie season. He got some chances and even a few starts, playing pretty well most of the year. He had a game with 91-rushing yards and averaged 4.3 yards per carry. He also caught eight passes for 114 yards, showing the ability to make plays in the passing game. Taliaferro should have the inside track to be the top backup for the Ravens this season. Taliaferro has good size for the position and does a good job of churning out tough yards between the tackles. He lacks some elite speed, though, and won't make many plays to the outside. He isn't a bad receiver or blocker, giving him some added value at running back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Taliaferro could finish with a little better numbers than last season, giving him some value in deep fantasy formats. He might get around 500 total yards with a few scores.

 #199  Ronnie Hillman (RB) Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 434  Rush: 106DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Hillman found his way into the starting lineup but couldn't keep the job. He battled a foot injury and watched C.J. Anderson flourish in his place. Hillman did have some good showings along the way, though, having two 100-yard games. Hillman had nearly 600 total yard and four touchdowns despite missing eight games. Hillman remains in the mix for work this season. He won't be the starter but could be the top backup for the team if he can stay healthy. Hillman is a small back that does well in space and has the speed to make big plays. Hillman excels in the screen game and does well as a receiver out of the backfield. He needs to improve his inside running but is making strides in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hillman might not be able to repeat last season. He probably won't get as many touches. He still has some value, though, as he could emerge in this offense at any given time. But for now, expect around 500 total yards and a few scores. He'll get much of his work in the passing game.

 #200  Marcedes Lewis (TE) Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 206  Recpts: 18JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Lewis missed much of last season because of a high-ankle sprain. He was limited to eight games and caught 18 passes in those games. He did have two games with 50-plus yards but also disappeared in others. Lewis has played 19 games the last two years. The Jaguars signed Julius Thomas to take over as their No. 1 tight end, making Lewis the backup this season. The team wants to use a lot of two tight-end sets but nothing is certain with Lewis' playing time right now. He could get a lot less action this year. Lewis is a big target with speed and athleticism. He is an ideal fit for the red zone because of his size and leaping ability. He has been injury prone in recent seasons, leading to a lot less playing time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lewis is a reach for fantasy teams. He still might get playing time this year but expect a lot less targets with Thomas around and serving as the No. 2 tight end for the Jaguars this season. He might get around 30 receptions for 400 yards with three or so touchdowns.


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