2014 DRAFT GUIDE
By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports

Quarterbacks:

The quarterback position continues to be very deep for fantasy teams. It might be the deepest ever for fantasy teams this season with so many guys capable of posting top-five scoring numbers. Either way, having a top quarterback can be a big-time difference maker for fantasy teams. Teams that had Peyton Manning and Drew Brees made a lot of noise last season as both players posted a ton of points.

You can still wait on a quarterback and get a quality option such as Philip Rivers, but getting an elite option will cost you a pick in the first three or four rounds of your draft. And with the way things played out the last few seasons, getting one of those top guys isn't a bad idea these days for fantasy teams. We are in a pass-first NFL.

But 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 top four or so backs really stand out over the other options. 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 Zac Stacy of this season? There are several players capable of having that breakout season, including Ben Tate, Toby Gerhart and Andre Ellington. 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 2014.


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 Calvin Johnson 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 Alshon Jeffery in 2014? There are several breakout candidates. Cordarrelle Patterson looks primed for a big season after making several big plays as a rookie. Jeremy Maclin is back from his torn ACL and will be the top receiver in the Eagles explosive offense. And don't discount Cecil Shorts III for a big season despite playing for a poor team. So there are options out there that could break through. It would be good to target one, get one on 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 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.

There are about five or so tight ends capable of having a monster season this year. If you want one of those guys, act quickly. You'll likely have to use a pick in the first five rounds.

But there remains a lot of talent after those top options. Guys like Dennis Pitta, Jordan Reed and Eric Ebron can be had fairly late in drafts but still produce solid starting tight end numbers for fantasy teams. So several players seem setup for solid seasons and are good reasons 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 10 kickers that finished with 130 or more points last season, all but one played on team with a .500 or better record. 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, Nick Novak was the big surprise at kicker. He was third in the league in scoring, but went undrafted in many leagues because the Chargers weren't a team on everyone's radar last 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 2014. But after them, we have several solid choices. The 49ers, Chiefs, Broncos and Panthers 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 49ers 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 Cowboys and Ravens could do just as well as taking the 49ers with a higher pick. It is just something to think about heading into your draft. Platoon options can work well with this position.


Updated: 05/22/15
 #1  Eddie Lacy (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 11  Yds: 1178  Rush: 284Green 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) PittsburghBye: 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: 2013  TDs: 12  Yds: 1287  Rush: 259Kansas 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: 2013  TDs: 10  Yds: 1266  Rush: 279MinnesotaBye: 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  Marshawn Lynch (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 12  Yds: 1257  Rush: 301SeattleBye: 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.

 #6  DeMarco Murray (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 9  Yds: 1121  Rush: 217PhiladelphiaBye: 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.

 #7  Jeremy Hill (RB) CincinnatiBye: 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.

 #8  C.J. Anderson (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 38  Rush: 7DenverBye: 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.

 #9  Rob Gronkowski (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 592  Recpts: 39New EnglandBye: 4 
 
 #10  Antonio Brown (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 8  Yds: 1499  Recpts: 110PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Brown had a monster season, serving as the No. 1 receiver for the Steelers with Mike Wallace gone. Brown excelled in this role, posting maybe the most consistent numbers in all of football. He had at least five receptions and 50 yards in every game. He also had five 100-yard games. Brown finished just a yard shy of 1,500 and had 110 receptions. He took his game to a new level. Brown is the clear top target for this 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.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brown might have a hard time getting the targets of last season but you still have to love his upside for fantasy teams. He is a low-end No. 1 fantasy receiver. His touchdown totals are his only downfall right now, having eight as a career high. Brown will finish with great reception and yardage totals. We expect around 100 catches for 1,300 yards and nine touchdowns.

 #11  Odell Beckham Jr. (WR) New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
The Giants took Beckham in the first round of this year's draft in hopes of finding their next star at the receiver position. Beckham will compete for a starting job his rookie season and has a good shot to win that job. He is a very talented player. 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 lacks a little size and strength, though, which could impact him some with corners that want to get physical with him. He should start in this offense for years to come.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Beckham won't be a top fantasy option just yet but should be in another few seasons. He'll have to get his feet wet and gain a rapport with Eli Manning before producing consistent numbers. He is worth a shot for some spot starts, though. Beckham has plenty of big-play ability. He should get around 800 yards and five touchdowns his rookie season.

 #12  Arian Foster (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 542  Rush: 121HoustonBye: 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  Dez Bryant (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 13  Yds: 1233  Recpts: 93DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Bryant has posted very similar numbers the last two seasons, emerging as the clear top target in the Cowboys passing attack. Bryant had four 100-yard games and scores in 10 of 16 games last season. He did have five games with fewer than 50 yards, though, showing some consistency issues. Over the past two seasons, Bryant averages 93 receptions for 1,308 yards and 13 touchdowns per season. 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 the real deal at receiver. He'll finish with among the best touchdown totals in the game, giving him great fantasy value. He is a top No. 1 fantasy receiver. We think he can improve on last season, especially with Jason Witten another year older. His targets could increase some. Bryant can get around 100 receptions for around 1,500 yards and double-digit scores.

 #14  Andrew Luck (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 23  Yds: 3822  Int: 9IndianapolisBye: 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.

 #15  LeSean McCoy (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 9  Yds: 1607  Rush: 314BuffaloBye: 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.

 #16  Matt Forte (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 9  Yds: 1339  Rush: 289ChicagoBye: 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.

 #17  Julio Jones (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 580  Recpts: 41AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Jones was off to a huge start to his season before injuring his foot, which cost him the rest of the year. Jones broke a screw that was surgically implanted in his foot during his foot surgery before his rookie season in 2011. Before getting hurt, Jones had nearly 600-receiving yards and two touchdowns in five games. He had at least six receptions in every game and his season low in yards was 76. Jones has emerged as the top target in this offense and should get a ton of work in this pass-first system. He should be completely recovered from his foot injury for the start of training camp. His foot is a bit of a concern since he had injured it once before, though. 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 three seasons he can be a home-run threat and run away from defenders.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Don't forget about Jones because of an injury shortened season last year. He is an elite fantasy receiver and should be one of the first receivers off the board come draft day. You have to love his upside this season, especially if you consider how great he played before getting hurt last year. Jones can get around 95 receptions for 1,500 yards and double-digit touchdowns.

 #18  Calvin Johnson (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 12  Yds: 1492  Recpts: 84DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Johnson had his typical big season last year, topping 1,400 yards while scoring 12 touchdowns. And he did this despite missing two games because of injury. Johnson had seven 100-yard games and even topped 300 yards in a game, having one of the best all-time performances by a receiver. Johnson has at least 1,100-receiving yards five of six seasons and double-digit scores four times during his career. 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 is the best receiver in the game right now. Remember, he is double and triple teamed most weeks but continues to produce these huge numbers.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson is our top rated fantasy receiver once again. His touchdowns were back to normal last season after a down year in 2012. He is consistent and prolific. Johnson is a first-round draft pick capable of huge numbers. We are looking for a season with around 100 receptions for 1,600 yards and 14 scores.

 #19  Demaryius Thomas (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 14  Yds: 1430  Recpts: 92DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Thomas continues to excel for the Broncos with Peyton Manning as his quarterback. His numbers have been off the charts the last two seasons with Manning at the helm. Thomas had six 100-yard games and 14 touchdowns last season. His lowest yardage total of the season was 41, showing great consistency in this top passing game. Thomas has two 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 one of the top fantasy receivers in the game. He gets tons of work in this pass-first offense, giving him great consistency for fantasy teams. We would expect very similar number to the past two seasons, getting around 95 receptions for 1,400 yards and double-digit touchdowns.

 #20  Jordy Nelson (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 8  Yds: 1314  Recpts: 85Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Nelson had quite the bounce-back season after a poor showing in 2012. Nelson was the top target for the Packers much of the season, finishing with career highs in receptions and yards. Nelson had five 100-yard games and averaged more than 15 yards per reception. Needless to say, he made a lot of big plays in the passing game for the Packers. Nelson has more than 1,200-receiving yards two of three seasons and at least seven touchdowns three straight years. 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 proved he is a legit No. 1 after his return to form last year. He doesn't have the huge reception totals of the elite guys but he'll post big yardage and touchdown totals. Expect around 80 receptions for 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns.

 #21  A.J. Green (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 11  Yds: 1426  Recpts: 98CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Green set some more career highs last season, finishing with the most receptions and yards for his career. Green had six 100-yard games and just three games all season with fewer than 50 yards. He got a ton of targets and produced consistent numbers. His numbers have been very similar the last two seasons, averaging 98 receptions for 1,388 yards and 11 touchdowns per season. Green has three 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 is quickly making his case for best receiver in the game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
You can't do much better than Green. He is the complete package for fantasy teams, getting receptions, yards and touchdowns. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him have his best season to date this year. Green can get 100 receptions for around 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns. He should be one of the first receivers off the board come draft day.

 #22  Lamar Miller (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 709  Rush: 177MiamiBye: 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.

 #23  T Y Hilton (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 1083  Recpts: 82IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Hilton elevated his game last season. He served as the No. 1 receiver most of the season because of a season-ending injury to Reggie Wayne. Hilton did well in this role, grabbing his first 1,000-yard season as a pro. He had five 100-yard games and at least two receptions in every game. Wayne will be back this season but Hilton still figures to get plenty of looks in this offense. He is the future and probably brings more to the table than Wayne at this stage of his career. 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 another young receiver on the rise. He can improve on last season - even with Wayne around. He just keeps getting better and better. We like him to hit the 1,000-yard mark again, finishing with 90 or so receptions and eight touchdowns. Hilton is a top No. 2 fantasy receiver for 2014.

 #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: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 1421  Recpts: 89ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Jeffery took a huge step forward his second season in the league, becoming one of the top receivers in the game. He had his first 1,000-yard season and nearly finished with 1,500 yards. Jeffery had a knack for the huge game, finishing with more than 200 yards twice last season. He also caught 89 passes and scored seven touchdowns. He will be the top receiver in this offense before long - even with Brandon Marshall around. Jeffery is the complete package. His route running improved a lot last season and Jeffery did 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. His reception and yardage totals could drop a tad but expect his touchdown totals to improve. He is a great red-zone target in this offense. He can get 85 receptions for 1,350 yards and 11 touchdowns.

 #26  Alfred Morris (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 1275  Rush: 276WashingtonBye: 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.

 #27  Mark Ingram (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 386  Rush: 78New 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.

 #28  Jimmy Graham (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 16  Yds: 1215  Recpts: 86SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Graham had one of the best seasons every for a tight end last year. He had more than 1,200 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. He also had 86 receptions, getting at least five receptions 10 of 16 games. Graham is the top target in the Saints high-flying passing attack. Graham has 1,000-yard seasons two of the last three. Graham is the complete package at tight end. He is a big target with top speed and the ability to make the tough catch. His route running improved a bunch the last few seasons but can still get even better because he remains relatively new to the position. He also 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 is our No. 1 rated tight end once again. He is a difference maker at tight end. He is worth a first-round pick come draft day. He is consistent and productive in a high-powered offense. We wouldn't be surprised if he improved on his reception and yardage totals from last season. He can get 90 receptions for 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns.

 #29  Frank Gore (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 9  Yds: 1128  Rush: 276IndianapolisBye: 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.

 #30  Andre Ellington (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 652  Rush: 118ArizonaBye: 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.

 #31  Latavius Murray (RB) OaklandBye: 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.

 #32  Mike Evans (WR) Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Evans might have been the biggest receiver in this year's draft. He 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, and won't run by a ton of cornerbacks. Evans will start from day one in Tampa and form a formidable duo with Vincent Jackson.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Evans has plenty of potential as a rookie. His size makes him a top red-zone and big-play threat in the passing game. He'll get plenty of chances as a rookie. We think he can top 900 yards and score around seven touchdowns, making him a top No. 3 or low-end No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #33  Carlos Hyde (RB) San 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.

 #34  Kelvin Benjamin (WR) CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Benjamin had a big senior season, getting the Panthers to use a first-round pick on him. The Panthers hope he can become the go-to target in this passing attack. 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 was a top big-play receiver in college because of his size and strength. He does lack some top speed, though, and isn't a great route runner at the moment.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Benjamin is a bit raw so he could have some growing pains along the way. He'll get his chances in this offense, though, so expect him to produce decent numbers as a rookie. He can finish with around 800 yards and six touchdowns.

 #35  Randall Cobb (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 433  Recpts: 31Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Cobb played just six games last season because of a broken leg. He did produce well in his limited action, having back-to-back 100-yard games to open the season. He had at least 50 yards all but a game and four touchdowns. Cobb's leg will be just fine going forward. He'll be a huge part of this offense from day one in 2014. Cobb is emerging as one of the top slot receivers in the game. Cobb isn't a big receiver, but runs solid routes and makes plays in space. He does well in multiple receiver sets, which the Packers run often. Cobb has plus hands and just seems to make the big play.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hot Don't forget about Cobb because of his injury last season. He is going to be a top fantasy receiver this season. He gets tons of looks in this offense, giving him big reception and yardage potential. We expect around 90 receptions for 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is a low-end No. 1 fantasy receiver.

 #36  Aaron Rodgers (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 17  Yds: 2536  Int: 6Green 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.

 #37  Justin Forsett (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 31  Rush: 6BaltimoreBye: 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.

 #38  Jordan Matthews (WR) PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
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. He also won't make a ton of plays after the catch. Matthew will be the No. 3 receiver for the Eagles his rookie season and could be the starter in another season or two.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Matthews is going to get work in this explosive offense. He isn't going to be a top fantasy receiver but could help some in a reserve role this season. He could get around 600 yards and five touchdowns. He is a better option in dynasty leagues than standard leagues.

 #39  Andre Williams (RB) New 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.

 #40  Drew Brees (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 39  Yds: 5162  Int: 12New 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.

 #41  Joique Bell (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 8  Yds: 650  Rush: 166DetroitBye: 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.

 #42  DeAndre Hopkins (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 802  Recpts: 52HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Hopkins had his ups and downs as a rookie but produced a good overall seasons. He finished with more than 800 yards and averaged 15.4 yards per carry. He was a top big-play threat at receiver for the Texans. His role should continue to grow in the offense, especially as Andre Johnson gets older. 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 ready to take another step forward this season. He is a player on the rise. Hopkins is setup for his first 1,000-yard season. He can get 75 or so receptions for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns. He is a legit No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #43  Sammy Watkins (WR) BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Watkins becomes the No. 1 receiver for the Bills his rookie season. The Bills moved up in the draft to get Watkins, hoping to have found their top receiver for years to come. 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. Like many young receivers, he could use a little work on his route running but should improve that with more seasoning.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Watkins is the real deal at receiver. His big concern for fantasy teams is a lack of a proven quarterback throwing him passes. This could limit him some weeks and hurts his value some. Even with that said, he can get 1,000 yards as a rookie and score six or so touchdowns. He is worth a look as a low-end No. 2 or top No. 3 for fantasy teams.

 #44  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.

 #45  Jonathan Stewart (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 180  Rush: 48CarolinaBye: 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.

 #46  Martavis Bryant (WR) PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Bryant has all the tools to be a top receiver for the Steelers. But he remains fairly raw and wasn't much of a hard worker in college. He'll need to shore up both those areas if he hopes to play a big role with the Steelers. Bryant has a great skill set, though. He is a tall receiver with top speed and pretty good hands. He certainly looks the part. For now, expect him to be No. 4 or 5 on the depth chart. He'll get some chances to make plays downfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bryant might have a few big games but probably not enough to help fantasy teams. He'll be too hit or miss.

 #47  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.

 #48  DeSean Jackson (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 9  Yds: 1332  Recpts: 82WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Jackson really excelled in the Eagles new offense last season, having a career season at receiver. He finished with career highs in receptions and yards, and tied a career best with nine. Jackson had five 100-yard games, including two with more than 190 yards. He was a top big-play threat at receiver once again. Jackson has 1,000-yard seasons three of six 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. Jackson heads to the Redskins this season after getting dumped by the Eagles. He'll be the No. 2 receiver behind Pierre Garcon but should get plenty of targets in this offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jackson won't go nearly as low as he did the previous season. He still isn't in that elite category at receiver but just outside that group. His numbers are likely to go down some with the Redskins but don't expect a huge dropoff. We are looking for around 70 receptions for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns.

 #49  Emmanuel Sanders (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 740  Recpts: 67DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Sanders got a chance to start last season and set career highs across the board but didn't finish with great numbers for a starter. He was more of the possession receiver for the Steelers, moving the chains instead of making the big play. He caught 67 receptions and at least two passes in all but two games. He didn't hit the 100-yard mark in a single game, though, and averaged 11.0 yards per reception. Sanders proved he could start but moves to a No. 3 receiver role with the Broncos, a role he should serve well. 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.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sanders can do better than last season since he'll be in a great passing attack but don't expect monster numbers. He can get 70 or so receptions for 800 yards and five touchdowns, making him reserve material for fantasy teams. He just doesn't seem to have the skill set to be an every-week fantasy player despite playing for the Broncos. He won't duplicate the numbers of the departed Eric Decker.

 #50  Kevin White (WR) ChicagoBye: 7 
 
 #51  Brandon Marshall (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 12  Yds: 1295  Recpts: 100New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Marshall had his second straight big season with the Bears. He had 100 receptions for the second straight season. Marshall had six 100-yard games and at least four receptions in every game. Marshall was a good fit for the new offense and formed a great one-two punch with Alshon Jeffery. Marshall has seven straight 1,000-yard seasons. 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. Marshall has been in the league awhile but is 30 years old, so he seems to have a few years left playing at a very high level.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Marshall remains a top fantasy target. His reception totals are always one of the best in the game and he is a good bet for double-digit scores, having two straight seasons hitting that mark. Touchdowns used to be his only negative but he has put that behind him since joining the Bears. Jeffery might take a few of his targets but we aren't too concerned about his emergence. Marshall will get his work. Marshall can get near 100 receptions again for 1,200 or so yards and 11 touchdowns. He is a top-10 fantasy receiver.

 #52  Jeremy Maclin (WR) Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Maclin missed all of last season because of a torn ACL suffered during training camp. He should be ready for the start of the coming season, though, especially since he was hurt so early last season. And with DeSean Jackson gone in Philly, Maclin could be the No. 1 receiver for the Eagles this season. He has yet to top 1,000 yards in a season since turning pro. He does have three straight seasons with 850-plus yards. Maclin could get his most targets to date this season. Maclin is a big-play receiver for the Eagles. 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. He also is playing on a one-year contract, which is another incentive for Maclin to have a big season this year.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Maclin is returning from a major injury but you still have to like his chances for a career season. He is setup for big things in this offense. We think he can get his first 1,000-yard season and double-digit scores with around 75 receptions.

 #53  Michael Floyd (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 1041  Recpts: 65ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Floyd took his game to a new level last season, becoming the top deep threat for the Cardinals. He had his first 1,000-yard season. He had just two 100-yard games all season, so he posted pretty consistent yardage numbers all season to get to 1,000 yards. He had at least two receptions all but a game. He'll continue to be a big part of this offense for years to come. 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. If he improves his route running a little more, Floyd would be a complete receiver.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Floyd is a receiver on the rise. He is just going to get better and better, especially as the Cardinals' offense grows. You have to like his potential going forward. Floyd is a solid No. 2 for fantasy teams. Expect another 1,000-yard season and his touchdown totals to improve, scoring eight or so this season. His reception totals won't be off the charts as long as Fitzgerald is around, though.

 #54  Brandon LaFell (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 627  Recpts: 49New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
LaFell had another ho-hum season as a starter for the Panthers. He had more than 600 yards for the third straight season but has never topped 700 yards in any season. He did set a career high with 49 receptions last season, though. He has 40-plus catches two straight years and at least 36 receptions every season in the NFL. LaFell moves to the best passing offense of his career this season but has plenty of options to compete with for the Patriots. LaFell is a big receiver with pretty good speed and soft hands. LaFell has some consistency issues, but should continue to develop with more seasoning. He is more of a possession receiver than deep threat despite some gaudy yards per reception totals for his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
LaFell doesn't carry a whole lot of upside. He might set some career highs this season if all goes well with that Patriots but that isn't saying much. He is likely to get around 35 receptions for 500 yards and a few scores, making him deep reserve material for fantasy teams.

 #55  Terrance Williams (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 736  Recpts: 44DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Williams had a productive rookie season. He got plenty of starts because of injury and produced pretty well in that role. He was a little erratic - as expected - but had four games with more than 70 yards, including a 151-yard performance in Week 5. He is expected to be the starter from day on this coming season for the Cowboys, starting opposite Dez Bryant. Williams is a big, strong receiver that does a great job of stretching the field. He will be 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 in a starting role. It wouldn't surprise to see him get near 1,000 yards, making him a top breakout candidate. He is worth a look as a No. 3 receiver for fantasy teams. We are expecting 65 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: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 833  Rush: 182New 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: 2013  TDs: 55  Yds: 5477  Int: 10DenverBye: 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: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 898  Recpts: 64DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Tate didn't have quite the breakout season as expected last year but still set career highs in nearly all receiving categories. Tate had 64 receptions for nearly 900 yards. He had two 100-yard games and scored five touchdowns. The Seahawks passing game struggled at times last season, though, which impacted the production of Tate. He moves to a much better passing attack this season, though, signing with the Lions this offseason. He'll be the starter opposite Calvin Johnson. Tate has more than 650 yards two of four seasons in the NFL but yet to top 900 yards in any season. 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 slot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tate is getting better but still isn't a guy you can trust as an every-week starter just yet. He is more of a low-end No. 3 or 4 fantasy receiver. We would expect similar production to last season for Tate, getting about 65 receptions for 900 yards and six or so touchdowns. Don't expect a sudden breakout season but you have to like his potential for some big games with his new team.

 #60  Brandin Cooks (WR) New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
The Saints hope Cooks can fill a starter role at receiver for years to come. He has a good chance to start opposite Marques Colston his rookie 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 has a chance to be the most productive rookie receiver this season. He should start in a great offense from day one, giving him high upside. Cooks can finish with around 900 yards and six touchdowns, making him a solid No. 3 for fantasy teams.

 #61  Eric Decker (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 1288  Recpts: 87New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Decker had his second straight great season, setting career highs in receptions and yards. Decker had five 100-yard games and double-digit touchdowns for a second straight season. He did have a few costly drops and fumbles but produced plenty big games to make up for that. 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 gets a chance to be a No. 1 receiver this season, signing a big contract with the Jets this offseason. He should led the way at targets with his new team.

Fantasy Outlook:  
You have to expect his numbers to dip this season. A move to the lowly Jets passing attack wasn't a good thing for his fantasy value. He still has value as he should get plenty of targets as the top wideout in this offense, but his production will be more sporadic. Consider him a decent No. 2 for fantasy teams. He can get around 70 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns. Don't overvalue him based on past seasons with the Broncos.

 #62  Mike Wallace (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 930  Recpts: 73MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Wallace had an erratic first season with the Dolphins, failing to get on the same page with quarterback Ryan Tannehill much of the year. He did have four 100-yard games but also had five with fewer than 30 yards. Wallace was boom or bust most weeks and finished with fewer than 1,000 yards for the second straight season. Wallace does have two 1,000-yard seasons in five years in the NFL. He has missed just one game during his career, proving to be a durable target at receiver. Wallace has great speed and the ability to make a big play every time the ball is in his hands (averages 16.1 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.

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. He could improve some on last season, but don't count on a huge jump. The good news for Wallace is the Dolphins like to throw the ball, so he'll get his chances (had career high in targets last year). Consider him a top No. 2 fantasy receiver, getting around 80 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #63  Amari Cooper (WR) OaklandBye: 6 
 
 #64  Keenan Allen (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 8  Yds: 1046  Recpts: 71San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Allen was the most productive rookie receiver last season. He emerged as the No. 1 target in the Chargers passing game, a role he should serve for years to come. Allen had a 1,000-yard season and scored eight touchdowns. He had five 100-yard games and averaged nearly 15 yards per reception. 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 with a consistent rookie campaign. He really is a complete package at receiver.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Allen is a fantasy player on the rise. He is a low-end No. 1 and could move into the elite category before long. He'll get plenty of chances in this pass-friendly offense as the top target at receiver. Don't expect a sophomore slump. He'll get around 85 receptions for 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns.

 #65  Ben Roethlisberger (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 28  Yds: 4261  Int: 14PittsburghBye: 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.

 #66  Charles Johnson (WR) MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
 #67  DeVante Parker (WR) MiamiBye: 5 
 
 #68  Torrey Smith (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 1128  Recpts: 65San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Smith still lacked a little consistency last season but had a career season as the clear No. 1 receiver for the Ravens. He had his first 1,000-yard season as a pro. He did only have two 100-yard games but had four more games with 85 or more yards. Smith averaged 17.4 yards per reception, giving him two straight seasons with that total. He is one of the top deep threats in the game right now. 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:  
His touchdown totals were a concern last year but don't count on that being a trend. He should improve those totals in what should be a better offense. Smith is a top No. 2 fantasy receiver this season. He can finish with around 70 receptions for 1,200 yards and eight touchdowns.

 #69  Vincent Jackson (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 1224  Recpts: 78Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
The Bucs' offense had their problems last season but Jackson produced well despite that. He had his third straight 1,000-yard season and second straight year with more than 1,200 yards for the Bucs. Jackson had four 100-yard games and two with double-digit receptions. He is the top target in this offense. Jackson is 31 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 five of the last six 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:  
Jackson still lacks the receptions of some of the elite guys but his other numbers are just top notch. He'll get plenty of targets in this offense and have the chance to make a lot of big plays, something he excels. Consider Jackson a low-end No. 1 or top No. 2 for fantasy teams. He can finish with 75 or so receptions for 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns.

 #70  Kendall Wright (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 1079  Recpts: 94TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Wright is another young receiver that took a big step forward his second season in the league. He had his first 1,000-yard season and finished with nearly 100 receptions. Wright had at least three receptions in all but two games. He also had at least 50 yards in all but three games. The Titans didn't have a great passing attack but Wright was very consistent despite those struggles. He will be a starter once again this season. 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 last season. 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 another promising young receiver. The Titans erratic passing game is a concern for him but he showed last season that he can post consistent numbers, which is a plus for him coming into this season. The big concern is a lack of scores, having six touchdowns in two seasons. We don't think that is a trend, though. Wright can improve on this as the offense gets better. He is a legit No. 2 for fantasy teams, finishing with 90 or so receptions for 1,100 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #71  Andre Johnson (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 1407  Recpts: 109IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
The Texans struggled as a team but Johnson certainly didn't, having another one of his huge season. He had more than 100 catches and 1,400 yards for the second straight season. Johnson had six 100-yard games and three games with double-digit receptions. He got a ton of chances as the top target for the Texans. Johnson has 33 years old but hasn't shown many signs of slowing down. He keeps himself in great shape and does a great job in this offense. Johnson has 1,000-yard seasons five of six and four of those seasons with more 100-plus receptions. 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 has yet to score double-digit touchdowns in his career, which hurts his fantasy value. But the rest of his numbers are always very good. He is good for around 100 receptions for 1,300 or so yards and six or seven touchdowns. He is a low-end No. 1 fantasy receiver, mainly because of his mediocre touchdown numbers.

 #72  Larry Fitzgerald (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 10  Yds: 954  Recpts: 82ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Fitzgerald bounced back some last season but still didn't post great numbers for his standards. His biggest asset came as a top red-zone target, scoring 10 touchdowns. Fitzgerald did fail to top 1,000 yards, though, and had seven games with fewer than 50 yards, which is rare for him. He did have at least two receptions every game. Fitzgerald has failed to top 1,000 yards two straight seasons but has six 1,000-yard seasons for his career. Fitzgerald turns 31 before the start of the season, so he has plenty left in the tank. He remains the 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:  
We still consider Fitzgerald an elite fantasy receiver. He can get back to 1,000 yards this season and score double-digit touchdowns once again. Expect around 90 receptions as well. He is a good buy-low candidate after a few down seasons for him. Fitzgerald can get going in this offense, a passing game that made big strides throughout the season.

 #73  Matthew Stafford (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 29  Yds: 4650  Int: 19DetroitBye: 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: 2013  TDs: 26  Yds: 4515  Int: 17AtlantaBye: 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: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Recpts: 0Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Kelce needed knee surgery his rookie season and was limited to just a game. He didn't get a reception. Kelce remains in the plans for the Chiefs, though, and could compete for the starting job this season. Even if he doesn't start, Kelce should get chances as a pass-catching tight end. 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 might be worth a late look as a backup tight end if you have a great option in front of him. He has some potential for some big games but likely will be hit or miss most weeks. He could be better in another season or two. For now, look for about 40 receptions for 500 yards and four touchdowns.

 #76  Greg Olsen (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 6  Yds: 816  Recpts: 73CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Olsen continues to be the favorite target of cam Newton in the Panthers passing attack. He has back-to-back 800-yard seasons. Olsen had a career high 73 receptions last season and finished with 816 yards and six touchdowns. He had eight games with 50-plus yards, playing very consistent football. He should continue to be the top target at tight end and get plenty of work in that role. 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, which lands him on the bench at times.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Olsen is a little underrated but a legit No. 1 fantasy starter. He doesn't have some of the touchdown potential as the other elite tight ends but his reception and yardage totals will be near the top of the tight ends. Olsen can get 70 receptions for 825 yards and six touchdowns.

 #77  Eli Manning (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 18  Yds: 3818  Int: 27New 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) TennesseeBye: 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  Coby Fleener (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 608  Recpts: 52IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Fleener got a little more action his second season in the league and produced pretty well much of the year. He topped 600 yards and had 52 receptions. He set career best numbers across the board. Fleener was much more involved in the offense, three or more receptions 10 of 16 games. He'll be the top pass-catching tight end for the Colts once again this season. 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 strides last season but could see his targets suffer some with a healthy Dwayne Allen back in the mix. Fleener likely will have similar production to last season, making him a top No. 2 for fantasy teams. He can finish with 55 receptions for 630 yards and five touchdowns.

 #80  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.

 #81  Zach Ertz (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 469  Recpts: 36PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Ertz had a decent first season with the Eagles and expects to be a big part of this offense for years to come. He didn't have quite 500 yards but did catch 36 passes and score four touchdowns last season. He got more play down the stretch, having 57 or more yards two of the last five games. Ertz should be the primary pass-catching tight end for the Eagles this season. 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 a big leap forward this season and serve as a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams. He still could be a little erratic in this wide-open offense but he'll have plenty of big games. Ertz can finish with 55 receptions for around 700 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #82  Shane Vereen (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 208  Rush: 44New 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 for the Patriots. 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  Stevan Ridley (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 773  Rush: 178New 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.

 #84  Jarvis Landry (WR) MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Landry will challenge for the slot role with the Dolphins his rookie season. He seems a good fit for that role. 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 could do very well in the slot or No. 3 receiver role.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Landry might be eased into things a bit as a rookie. He also has plenty of competition for playing time, which could hurt his production. With that said, he can get around 400 yards with a couple scores. Expect his numbers to continue to increase going forward.

 #85  Allen Robinson (WR) JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
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, though, and could use some help with his route running. He'll likely be the No. 4 receiver for the Jaguars this season but could be a starter in this offense in another season or two. He is the future at the position for the Jaguars.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Robinson is an intriguing talent but likely won't get enough work as a rookie to be help to fantasy teams. His value will increase in a few more seasons. He could get around 400 yards and a few scores this season.

 #86  LeGarrette Blount (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 772  Rush: 153New 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.

 #87  Kenny Stills (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 641  Recpts: 32MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Stills had a solid first season with the Saints, serving as their top deep threat many weeks. He had more than 600 yards and averaged 20.0 yards per reception. He also scored five touchdowns. Stills has a good chance to start from day one this season in the Saints explosive passing game. 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:  
Hot Still is a player on the rise. He will be a little hit or miss in this offense, an offense with a lot of options in the passing game. But he will have some big games and finish with solid overall numbers his second season. He can get 50 or so receptions for 800 yards and seven touchdowns, making him worth a look as a low-end No. 3 or 4 fantasy receiver.

 #88  Ryan Tannehill (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 24  Yds: 3913  Int: 17MiamiBye: 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 
 
 #90  Dorial Green-Beckham (WR) TennesseeBye: 4 
 
 #91  Cam Newton (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 24  Yds: 3379  Int: 13CarolinaBye: 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 
 
 #93  Philip Rivers (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 32  Yds: 4478  Int: 11San 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: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 711  Recpts: 63AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
White tried to play through injury early in the year and really struggled, eventually sitting out several games to get back to full strength. He was healthy late in the year and it really showed in his play, having two double-digit reception and 100-yard games two of the last five games. White didn't top 50 yards his first five games and missed three games, but still managed just over 700 yards. White had six straight 1,000-yard seasons before last year. He is 32 years old and never missed a game until last season, so White has plenty of work under his belt. White remains a big part of the Falcons' offense, though. 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. White is the complete package at receiver.

Fantasy Outlook:  
You have to worry some about White breaking down but as long as he is playing, he is a top fantasy receiver in this offense. As long as he plays a full season, he should get around 1,000 yards once again. We don't consider him in that elite group of receives anymore but just outside that group. Consider him a top No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #95  Russell Wilson (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 26  Yds: 3357  Int: 9SeattleBye: 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: 2013  TDs: 19  Yds: 3912  Int: 22BaltimoreBye: 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  Tony Romo (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 31  Yds: 3828  Int: 10DallasBye: 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.

 #98  James Jones (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 817  Recpts: 59---Bye:  
 
Player News:
Jones did set a career high in yards last season but still finished with pretty similar numbers to the rest of his career. Jones topped 800 yards for the first time in his career and caught 59 passes, giving him 50 or more receptions three of four seasons. Jones is best served as a reserve or spot starter, a role he has filled very well throughout his career. He'll get a chance to start this season with the Raiders, though. He'll be counted on to play a big role with his new team. Jones has at least 600 yards five of seven seasons in the NFL. Jones has decent quickness, but runs good routes and has above-average hands. He also does well in making the tough catch, but he will drop some passes.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jones isn't a very exciting fantasy option. He was setup for his best season to date last year when he got more work because of injury but still didn't produce great numbers. Expect his numbers to take a dip this year with his move to the Raiders even if he is in a starting role. He should finish with 50 or so receptions for 700 yards and five touchdowns. He is more of a No. 4 fantasy receiver than anything.

 #99  Andy Dalton (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 33  Yds: 4293  Int: 20CincinnatiBye: 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: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 759  Recpts: 65ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
A move to Chicago turned out to be a good one for Bennett, who enjoyed his best season to date last year. He posted career highs in receptions and yards, and tied a career high in touchdowns. Bennett was a very consistent factor for the Bears passing attack. Bennett had multiple receptions all but two games and seven games with 50-plus yards. He should continue to get plenty of work going forward for the Bears as their top tight end. Bennett has two straight seasons with at least 50 receptions and 600 yards. Bennett is a huge target that is very athletic. He 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 a big step forward last season and should be able to finish with similar production, making him a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams. He can get around 65 receptions for 700 yards and six touchdowns. He is a good tight end to grab after the top ones are off the board.

 #101  Tom Brady (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 25  Yds: 4343  Int: 11New 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: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 631  Recpts: 47ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Royal got a bigger role in the Chargers' offense because of injury and didn't play too bad in that role. Royal had his highest yardage total since his rookie season. He finished with more than 600 yards for just the third time in six seasons. Royal was a top red-zone threat for the Chargers last season, which was a surprise. He had a career high eight touchdowns. Royal serves the role of No. 3 receiver pretty well and should challenge for that spot again this season. Royal can be a dependable possession receiver. He has top speed and good hands. Royal makes things happen with the ball in his hands. He lacks consistency, though, and has just 18 offensive touchdowns in six seasons despite his big year last season in the red zone.

Fantasy Outlook:  
It would be a surprise to see Royal score as much as he did last season. He could get around five touchdowns with 40 receptions for 500 or so yards. He isn't going to be a big help to fantasy teams once again.

 #103  Sam Bradford (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 14  Yds: 1687  Int: 4PhiladelphiaBye: 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.

 #104  Carson Palmer (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 24  Yds: 4274  Int: 22ArizonaBye: 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.

 #105  Jordan Cameron (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 917  Recpts: 80MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Cameron had a breakout season as the top tight end for the Browns last season. He excelled in this role and had several huge games. His play was a little erratic after a fast start to the year but his overall numbers were very good in the end. He had more than 900 yards and seven touchdowns. He also caught 80 passes, having at least five receptions nine of 16 games. Cameron will be a huge target in this offense for years to come. 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 took a huge step forward in all areas last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cameron isn't going to be a sleeper this year. He is an elite fantasy tight end. Last season wasn't a fluke and more consistent quarterback play this year will only help his production. We think he is a top-five option at the position. Cameron can get around 85 receptions for 950 yards and eight touchdowns.

 #106  Jordan Reed (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 499  Recpts: 45WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Reed was having a great rookie season before missing the last half of the year because of a concussion. Before the injury, Reed had 45 receptions for 499 yards and three scores. If he was able to play a full season, Reed finishes with 80 receptions for 887 yards and five touchdowns. He has more to compete with for targets this season but is going to be a big part of this offense for years to come. He is an exciting target for the offense. 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 top fantasy tight end. He might not get the targets as last season but you still have to like his upside for the coming season. He is a legit No. 1 fantasy end, just behind the elite guys at the position. We think he'll get around 70 receptions for 750 yards and six touchdowns.

 #107  Vernon Davis (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 13  Yds: 850  Recpts: 52San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Davis didn't have quite a career season but was pretty close. He did tie a career high with 13 touchdowns, though. He also had 850 yards, averaging 16.3 yards per reception. He was quite the big-play threat in the passing game for the 49ers. He had some really big games throughout the season, having six games with 70 or more yards. Davis has two seasons with double-digit scores and 850 or more yards three of the last five years. He is a big part of the 49ers passing attack and always capable of the big game. 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:  
Davis is a little more erratic than some of the elite tight ends but he has huge touchdown and yardage potential as the favorite target of Colin Kaepernick. Davis should get around 50 receptions for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns. He might be hit or miss at times but his overall numbers will look good in the end.

 #108  Giovani Bernard (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 695  Rush: 170CincinnatiBye: 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.

 #109  Antonio Gates (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 872  Recpts: 77San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Gates returned to his productive ways last season, having his best season since '09. He looked much better than recent years, probably because the Chargers new offense did a good job of utilizing him. He did score just four touchdowns, which was disappointing, but Gates had 77 receptions and nearly 900 yards. He had multiple receptions every game and at least four catches 12 of 16 games. Gates is 34 years old and has a history of injury but remains the top tight end in this offense. He could get a few less targets at tight end with an emerging Ladarius Green. Gates remains a tough cover at tight end, though. He has plus speed for the position, great hands and seems to always put himself in position to make the catch.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gates had a great year last season but don't be surprised if his numbers suffer some this year. Consider him a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy tight end. His best days are behind him. We could see a season with around 65 receptions for 700 yards and six touchdowns.

 #110  Julius Thomas (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 12  Yds: 788  Recpts: 65JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Thomas had just one reception going into last season but didn't play like a tight end with such little experience. He was among the top tight ends in the game, scoring 12 touchdowns and totaling nearly 800 yards. And his numbers suffered some because he missed a couple games because of injury. Thomas had two 100-yard games and scores 10 of 14 games. He was a top red-zone target in the Broncos potent offense. He will continue to be a big part going forward, especially with Eric Decker gone. 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 is a top-five fantasy tight end. He might have a few down games because he competes with a lot of guys for targets but his overall numbers will be very good. He is the real deal. Last season wasn't a fluke. We expect around 75 receptions for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns.

 #111  Mychal Rivera (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 407  Recpts: 38OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Rivera had a solid rookie season, starting much of the season. He had multiple receptions all but three games and finished with 38 receptions. He only topped 50 yards once all season, though. Rivera didn't make a lot of big plays in the passing game but served as a solid secondary option. He is the favorite to start again this year for the Raiders and team is high on him going forward. He could get more targets his second season in the league. 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 seems likely to improve on last season but still isn't a top fantasy option just yet. He can get 50 receptions for around 500 yards and five touchdowns. Consider him a solid No. 2 worthy of some spot starts.

 #112  Denard Robinson (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 66  Rush: 20JacksonvilleBye: 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: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 31  Recpts: 3New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
 #114  Ryan Mathews (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 6  Yds: 1255  Rush: 285PhiladelphiaBye: 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: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 379  Rush: 114DallasBye: 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) MinnesotaBye: 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: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 1056  Recpts: 105New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Edelman had a career season, serving the Wes Welker role in the Patriots' offense. He excelled in this role, topping 100 receptions and 1,000 yards. He had two double-digit reception games and four games with more than 100 yards. Edelman was the most reliable target for the Patriots. Before last season, Edelman never had more than 400 yards in a season. He seems to have found his niche as a top slot receiver, a role he should serve this season once again. Edelman is a solid possession receiver. He is a small target, but has good speed and hands. He does well on crossing routes and makings plays after the catch.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Edelman is going to have a hard time repeating last year, so don't overvalue him. Plus, he won't get a lot of scores, scoring just six touchdowns last season despite having more than 100 catches. Edelman certainly has plenty of reception and yardage potential, though. We look for a year with around 90 catches for 1,000 yards and six touchdowns. He has more value in PPR leagues than standard formats.

 #118  Derek Carr (QB) OaklandBye: 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: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 1346  Recpts: 113WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Garcon had a career season as the top target in the Redskins' offense. He stayed healthy the entire season and was heavily targeted in a passing game that lacked a lot of options at receiver. Garcon was targeted 182 times and caught 113 passes. He had double-digit targets all but two games. The only downside to his season was just five touchdowns. He wasn't much of a red-zone target. Garcon is the No. 1 receiver for the Redskins and the clear favorite target of Robert Griffin but has a little more competition for targets this season with DeSean Jackson around. 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 has emerged as a true No. 1 fantasy receiver. He'll have a hard time getting that many targets this season but you still have to like him for another big season. We also like his touchdown totals to improve in an offense that should be better. He can get around 100 receptions for 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns.

 #121  Jay Cutler (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 19  Yds: 2621  Int: 12ChicagoBye: 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: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 17  Recpts: 1BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Harvin played just a game during the regular season last year, needing hip surgery before the start of the season. Harvin caught a pass for 17 yards in Week 11. He missed time after his return from hip surgery because of a concussion. Harvin did make it back for the playoffs, though, and played in all three playoff games. He should be just fine for the start of this coming season and will be a big part of this offense. The Seahawks will find plenty of ways to get him the ball. Harvin 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 but he seems to be over those issues for now.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Harvin is an injury concern but he has plenty of potential in this offense. He could be a top No. 2 fantasy receiver. The Seahawks are going to look his way often. We think a career season is in store for Harvin in 2014. He can get 1,200 total yards and near double-digit scores.

 #123  Darren Sproles (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 220  Rush: 53PhiladelphiaBye: 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.

 #124  Marques Colston (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 943  Recpts: 75New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Colston failed to hit the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in four seasons but did miss a game because of injury and finished just 57 yards shy of 1,000 yards. He was the most consistent target at receiver for the Saints. Colston had just two 100-yard games, though, posting consistent numbers over gaudy numbers. Colston is 31 years old and has a history of knee issues but hasn't shown many signs of slowing down just yet. 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. The Saints are a pass-first team that spreads the ball to a host of receivers, but Colston is a good bet to lead the receivers in targets as their No. 1 receiver.

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 as a No. 2 fantasy receiver. Look for another season with around 80 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #125  Victor Cruz (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 998  Recpts: 73New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Cruz failed to top 1,000 yards for the first time in his career last year. He finished just two yards shy, though, and missed the last two games because of a knee injury, which required minor surgery. He was well on his way to a third straight 1,000-yard season. Cruz had four 100-yard games but scored just four touchdowns in an offense that really struggled most of the season. He is the top target for the Giants and in the prime of his career at age 27. 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 good buy-low candidate. This offense should be better this season and Cruz has a track record of very good things. We look for him to get around 90 receptions for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns. Consider him a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams.

 #126  Anquan Boldin (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 1179  Recpts: 85San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Boldin had a great first season with the 49ers, serving as the No. 1 receiver most of the year with Michael Crabtree hurt. Boldin excelled in this role, finishing with some of the best totals of his long career. He hit the 1,000-yard mark and had 85 receptions. These were his best totals since his days with the Cardinals. Boldin will be the No. 2 receiver for the 49ers this season with Crabtree back in the mix. Boldin is a big, strong receiver. He isn't a speed demon, but runs good routes and has solid hands. He is 33 years old, but keeps himself in great shape and didn't seem to lost much of a step last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Boldin isn't going to repeat last season but can still help fantasy teams. Expect around 70 receptions for 950 yards and seven touchdowns. He is more of a No. 3 fantasy receiver with Crabtree expected to take many of the targets he got last season.

 #127  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.

 #128  Jaelen Strong (WR) HoustonBye: 9 
 
 #129  Kenny Britt (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 96  Recpts: 11St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Britt fell down the depth chart and barely saw the field most weeks for the Titans, catching just 11 passes the entire season. He didn't even crack the 100-yard mark. Britt has flashed some potential in past seasons but hasn't been the same since suffering a major knee injury. He lacks the burst from earlier in his career. Britt is young enough to turn it around but needs to regain his speed. He'll get his chance with the Rams this season, a team looking for help at the receiver position. 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.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Britt isn't a guy to draft. He has some talent but just doesn't look like the receiver of past seasons. It is hard to trust him. But if he gets it together and regains his speed, he'll be worth grabbing off waivers. But until that happens, don't bother with him. For now, expect around 40 receptions for 600 yards and a few scores. We just don't see a huge turnaround.

 #130  Michael Crabtree (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 284  Recpts: 19OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Crabtree missed much of the season with a serious Achilles' injury, suffered before the start of the season. He did return late in the year, though, and helped the 49ers on another big playoff run. Crabtree had a 100-yard game in Week 16 and another during the playoffs. He'll be the top target for the 49ers at receiver this coming season. Crabtree had a career season before last year's injury-marred 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:  
Injury Concern Crabtree should be near the elite fantasy receivers this season. Expect a career season for him. We are looking at 90 receptions for 1,200 yards and double-digit touchdowns. He should be drafted as a low-end No. 1 fantasy receiver.

 #131  Knile Davis (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 242  Rush: 70Kansas 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.

 #132  Doug Baldwin (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 778  Recpts: 50SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Baldwin continues to post solid numbers as the No. 2 or 3 receiver for the Seahawks. He isn't off the charts but consistent for the team. He caught at least 50 passes for the second time in three seasons. He also had more than 775 yards for the second time in three years. Baldwin set a career high with five touchdowns last season. He should continue to play a similar role this season with the Seahawks. 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.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Baldwin isn't a very exciting fantasy option but consistent. He is a pretty good bet to get around 55 receptions for 800 yards and five touchdowns. He can help as a spot starter in the right matchup.

 #133  John Brown (WR) ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Brown hopes to be the No. 3 or slot receiver for the Cardinals his rookie season. He should fit that role well. Brown is a very small receiver but has great speed and moves in space. He can be a top playmaker at the receiver position. Brown also is an asset on special teams as a return man. He should get some chances in that area. He is very small, though, and not very physical, which will limit what he can do for NFL teams.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brown could help a little in PPR formats his rookie season but don't expect great production. He could get around 40 receptions for 500 yards. He might be worth a late-round grab for fantasy teams.

 #134  Cody Latimer (WR) DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
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 has some great receivers to learn from in Denver, though, and could be a big part of this offense before long. He'll challenge to be the No. 3 receiver this season but likely serve as the No. 4 or 5 as he learns the ropes.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Latimer is going to have a few nice games in a pass-friendly offense but his production will be erratic in a backup role. He isn't worth grabbing just yet but seems to have a nice future ahead of him.

 #135  Colin Kaepernick (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 21  Yds: 3197  Int: 8San 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.

 #136  Cecil Shorts III (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 777  Recpts: 66HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Shorts actually set a career high in receptions last season but finished with 202 fewer yards than his previous season. He didn't make as many big plays in an offense that struggled much of the year. Getting inconsistent quarterback play didn't help the development of Shorts. He had just one 100-yard game. He did miss the last three games with a groin injury, though, so his numbers could have been better. His career remains on the right track, improving each year in the league. He is the top target at receiver for the Jaguars. 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:  
Hot Shorts seems setup for his first 1,000-yard season - as long as the quarterback play improves for the Jaguars, which seems likely. Shorts is worth a look as a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receiver. He seems likely to get around 80 receptions for 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns.

 #137  Justin Hunter (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 354  Recpts: 18TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Hunter had an erratic rookie season in a reserve role. He had two 100-yard games but finished with just more than 300 yards for the season, doing most of his damage in just two games all season. He also scored an impressive four touchdowns despite having just 18 receptions. Hunter could play a bigger role in the offense from day one this season. He will challenge for a starting job. 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 but should get better in those areas with more seasoning.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hunter can take a step forward this season. He won't be a star but could help as a spot starter for fantasy teams. He is capable of the big game because of his big-play ability. He could get around 50 receptions for 800 yards and five touchdowns. He is worth a reserve spot for fantasy teams.

 #138  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.

 #139  Nick Foles (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 27  Yds: 2891  Int: 2St 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.

 #140  Devin Funchess (WR) CarolinaBye: 5 
 
 #141  Allen Hurns (WR) JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
 #142  Blake Bortles (QB) JacksonvilleBye: 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.

 #143  Delanie Walker (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 6  Yds: 571  Recpts: 60TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Walker had a career season, getting a chance to start his first season with the Titans and making the most of his chances. He had career highs across the board, getting the most receptions, yards and touchdowns of his career. He caught 60 passes, which was more than double his career high, and had 571 yards. He had never topped 350 yards before last season. Walker had three or more receptions 12 of 15 games. He was a big part of the Titans passing attack and should continue to play a similar role this season. 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 some last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Walker isn't a top option at tight end but proved to be serviceable last season. He can help as a spot starter, especially in PPR formats. He is a good bet to get around 55 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns. He isn't a full-time starter but a more than average No. 2 fantasy tight end.

 #144  C.J. Spiller (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 933  Rush: 202New 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.

 #145  Phillip Dorsett (WR) IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
 #146  Jason Witten (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 8  Yds: 851  Recpts: 73DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Witten continues to chug along as one of the top tight ends in the game. He had another good season last year, scoring eight touchdowns, which was the second highest total of his career. His 73 receptions were the lowest total since 2006, though. Witten did see his production dip some, which isn't a big surprise considering his age and the emergence of younger options in the Cowboys passing game. Witten remains the No. 1 tight end for the Cowboys, though. Witten remains a favorite target of Tony Romo. Witten is an athletic tight end with above-average speed. He does well in traffic and has very good hands. And at age 32, Witten hasn't shown a whole lot of signs of slowing down just yet. He should be able to play at a high level another season or two.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Witten remains a very 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. We think he should get about 65 receptions for 800 yards and six touchdowns. He is a No. 1 fantasy tight end but just outside that elite group now.

 #147  Alex Smith (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 23  Yds: 3313  Int: 7Kansas 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.

 #148  Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE) Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Seferian-Jenkins is a huge tight end that could be a top red-zone target for the Bucs for years to come. He has a great chance to start from day one as a rookie. 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 500 yards and five scores, making him a deep reserve for fantasy teams.

 #149  Rob Housler (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 454  Recpts: 39ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Housler continues to make progress at tight end and set a career high in yards last season despite missing three games. He had 454 yards and scored his first NFL touchdown. Housler has two straight seasons with 400-plus yards. He is likely the No. 2 tight end this season, though, with John Carlson on board in Arizona. He'll still get his targets in the passing game but likely will see a bit of a dip in playing time. He isn't the complete package at tight end, which is holding him back from grabbing that full-time starter role. 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 could finish with similar numbers to last season even with Carlson around but that isn't going to help many fantasy teams. We think he'll get around 35 receptions for 400 yards with a score or two. He doesn't bring much to the table for fantasy teams.

 #150  Josh McCown (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 13  Yds: 1829  Int: 1ClevelandBye: 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.

 #151  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.

 #152  Tyler Eifert (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 445  Recpts: 39CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Eifert wasn't a featured player his rookie season but got his weekly chances. He had a reception in every game he played. Eifert had 39 receptions for 445 yards and two scores. He topped 50 yards three games but his career high in yards was 66. Eifert should get a few more chances this season as he gets more comfortable in the offense. He is the future at the position for the Bengals. 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 gaining fantasy value but still isn't a top fantasy tight end just yet. That might not happen for a few more seasons. For now, consider him a solid No. 2. He can get around 55 receptions for 600 yards and four touchdowns.

 #153  Kyle Rudolph (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 313  Recpts: 30MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Rudolph played about half the season before landing on injured Reserve with a foot injury. He was producing pretty well before the injury, having 30 receptions for 313 yards and three touchdowns in eight games. If he plays a full season, Rudolph gets 60 catches for 626 yards and six touchdowns. He is one of the most reliable targets in this offense. And new offensive coordinator Norv Turner could do wonders for Rudolph's career. Turner has produced some big-time tight ends. 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 touchdown potential and his reception and yardage numbers should rise with Turner in the mix. He could be a legit No. 1 fantasy tight end. Rudolph is poised to up his game, getting 70 receptions for 700 yards and eight touchdowns.

 #154  Charles Clay (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 759  Recpts: 69BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Clay became the No. 1 tight end for the Dolphins last season and had a breakout serving, posting some big numbers much of the season. Clay nearly tripled his career best numbers, getting nearly 70 receptions for 759 yards and six touchdowns. Clay was a very consistent target in the passing game and should be a big part of the offense going forward. Clay had four games with 80 or more yards last season. 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 is a top No. 1 fantasy tight end. We don't consider last season a fluke. He can be a top starter at the position. It wouldn't surprise to see him best last season, getting 75 or so receptions for 800 yards and seven touchdowns. Clay is a player on the rise.

 #155  Devonta Freeman (RB) AtlantaBye: 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) DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Ebron gives the Lions a top pass-catching tight end for the coming season. Detroit used a first-round pick on the talented pass catcher. Ebron is a great athlete with top speed and hands. He is going to cause a lot of matchup problems for the opposition, especially if Calvin Johnson continues to draw most of the attention in coverage. Ebron isn't much of a blocker, though, which could get him off the field a little more than your normal top tight end. He should start from day one for the Lions.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ebron has plenty of upside in this high-flying passing attack. He'll get his targets and present all sorts of problems for the opposition defensively. He can get around 700 yards and five touchdowns, making him a solid No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #157  Owen Daniels (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 252  Recpts: 24DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Daniels lasted five games before breaking his leg last season. He was playing pretty well before the injury, having 24 receptions for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He had more than 60 yards three of five games. Daniels heads to the Ravens this season. He'll serve as the No. 2 tight end but should get plenty of work as the Ravens are expected to run plenty of two tight end sets. Daniels has endured some injury issues the past few seasons, so maybe playing a more secondary role will keep him on the field longer. Daniels runs good routes and has solid hands, making him a nice possession receiver. He knows the Ravens new offense and should get plenty of targets in a passing attack looking for more options.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His numbers are going to suffer some with his move to the Ravens but don't expect a huge drop off. He still has some value as a low-end No. 2 tight end. He'll have some big games. Look for around 50 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns.

 #158  Dwayne Allen (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 20  Recpts: 1IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Allen turned out to be the more productive of the two rookie tight ends for the Colts last season, catching 45 passes for 521 yards and three touchdowns. He had four games with 50 or more yards and his season high in yards was 75 yards. He didn't have a huge season but was a consistent presence in the Colts pass-first offense. Allen should continue to get plenty of chances going forward for the Colts - even if he doesn't start. 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:  
Allen might have a hard time repeating last year if Coby Fleener can stay healthy all year. But even if Fleener is healthier, Allen will get his work. He can get around 40 receptions for 500 yards and a few scores. A bit of a dip in production wouldn't be a surprise.

 #159  Jace Amaro (TE) New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Amaro is a top pass-catching tight end. He played more like a receiver than tight end in college, so he might have a bit of a transition to make to the pro game. He'll get his chance to start as a rookie for the Jets, though. 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 player more like a receiver in college, so some early struggles could be expected.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Amaro will get his chances in the passing game. He'll make plays, so expect some decent numbers. Amaro can get 450 yards and few scores, making him a low-end No. 2 or top No. 3 tight end for fantasy teams. He'll have more value in a few years after he gets his feet wet.

 #160  Isaiah Crowell (RB) ClevelandBye: 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.

 #161  Roy Helu (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 274  Rush: 62OaklandBye: 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.

 #162  Tre Mason (RB) St 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.

 #163  Dan Herron (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 33  Rush: 5IndianapolisBye: 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.

 #164  Terrance West (RB) ClevelandBye: 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.

 #165  Doug Martin (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 456  Rush: 127Tampa 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.

 #166  Brian Hartline (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 1016  Recpts: 76ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Hartline had his second straight 1,000-yard season. He was the most consistent target for the Dolphins, posting solid weekly numbers. He had just two 100-yard games but 12 of 16 games with 50-plus yards. Hartline isn't much of a red-zone threat, though, having five touchdowns the past two seasons despite all his receptions. He will continue to be a top target in this offense, though, especially since he has the trust of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. 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 10 touchdowns in five seasons, so his lack of scores hurts his fantasy value. But he has good reception and yardage potential in an emerging passing game. Hartline can get around 70 receptions again for 1,000 yards and five touchdowns. He is a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receiver. Don't totally ignore him because of his lack of touchdowns.

 #167  Andrew Hawkins (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 199  Recpts: 12ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Hawkins played about half a season last year because of injury and didn't produce much, catching just 12 passes in eight games. He never got going once he returned from injury. He caught more than 50 passes the previous season, though, and seems a great fit for the slot. He'll take over that slot role with the Browns this season. He should get plenty of chances in this offense, an offense that could be pass first. Hawkins is a small target but makes plays in space and has a knack for getting open. His small stature likely prevents him from starting but makes him an ideal player for the slot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hawkins has some value in PPR formats but don't expect him to help much outside of those. He has two top targets to compete with for receptions, which could limit him some with his new team. Hawkins can finish with around 60 receptions for 600 yards and a few scores. He is a reserve option for standard fantasy leagues.

 #168  Dwayne Bowe (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 673  Recpts: 57ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Most thought Bowe would see a big bump in production in the Chiefs new offense last year and with a more consistent quarterback throwing him the ball. But that didn't come to fruition as Bowe didn't produce a single 100-yard game and finished with his lowest yardage total since 2009. The good news is Bowe still got plenty of targets, finishing with more than 100 for the fourth straight season. He remains the top target in this offense but the Chiefs are a run-first offense that doesn't take a ton of chances downfield with the conservative Alex Smith throwing passes. 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 should improve on last season, playing his second season in the new offense and with Smith as his quarterback. Don't expect huge numbers but he can near 1,000 yards and score six or so touchdowns. He is worth a look as a No. 3 fantasy receiver. Bowe has good bounce-back potential. He has done it in the past.

 #169  Robert Griffin III (QB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 16  Yds: 3203  Int: 12WashingtonBye: 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.

 #170  Marquess Wilson (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 13  Recpts: 2ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Wilson had just three receptions his rookie season, getting very little playing time. He has a chance this year to move up the depth chart, though, and compete for the No. 3 receiver job with the Bears. The Bears are high on Wilson and believe he can take a big leap forward this season. Wilson is a tall receiver with speed and big-play ability. He lacks some strength, though, and needs to get stronger if he hopes for his role to truly increase this season. Wilson broke his shoulder during training camp and could miss some time early in the season because of the injury.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Wilson has two good receivers to compete with for targets but he still has some upside if he wins the No. 3 receiver job, which is possible. He can make a big jump in production. He is worth a late-round grab come draft day. He can get 45 receptions for 600 yards and four or so scores.

 #171  Steve Johnson (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 597  Recpts: 52San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Johnson had his worst season in several years, failing to top 1,000 yards for the first time in three years. He didn't even top 600 yards. Johnson had just one 100-yard game and scored only three touchdowns. The Bills didn't get great quarterback play, though, so not all of this is on Johnson. He is just 28 years old and doesn't have a history of injury, so Johnson should have plenty of good football left to play. Johnson has decent size for the receiver spot. He runs well, makes the tough stretch and is a big-play threat. He does struggle with some key drops at times, but has shown improvement in that area the last few seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson is another good buy-low candidate for fantasy teams. He has the talent to turn things around as long as he gets improved quarterback play. His track record is good enough for fantasy teams to take a chance on him as a No. 3 fantasy receiver. He can get around 70 receptions for 950 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #172  Devin Smith (WR) New York JetsBye: 5 
 
 #173  Seattle Seahawks (Def) Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 385  YdsAlwd: 3236SeattleBye: 9 
 
 #174  Brian Quick (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 302  Recpts: 18St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Quick had a chance to grab a starting job last season but failed to do so and got limited playing time in a reserve role. He did finish with better numbers than his rookie season but still had just more than 300 yards and 18 receptions. Quick has 29 receptions in two seasons and hasn't progressed as expected. He will battle for a reserve role this coming season. Quick isn't likely to crack the starting lineup. 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. He needs to take a big step forward this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Quick doesn't have a whole lot of fantasy upside. He might get a little more work this season but don't expect much. He just hasn't looked too impressive in two seasons. He could get 400 yards with a score or two, giving him minimal fantasy value.

 #175  Robert Woods (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 587  Recpts: 40BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Wood started much of his rookie season and finished with decent numbers. He had just fewer than 600 yards and 40 receptions. He had five games with 50-plus yard but didn't hit the 100-yard mark in any game. The Bills had struggles throwing the ball, though, which didn't help Woods. An improved passing attack would benefit Woods. He 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 to have big-time success in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His upside isn't huge because of the offense he plays, but he could be worth some spot starts for fantasy teams. He has plenty of ability and could have some big games. Woods should be able to get around 60 receptions for 800 yards and a few scores in this offense.

 #176  Tavon Austin (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 418  Recpts: 40St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Austin didn't have quite the rookie season as expected. He struggled some to pickup the playbook early in the year and didn't get a ton of weekly chances. He did have some big games, though, showing his potential offensively. Austin had two two-touchdown games and a 100-yard showing in Week 10. He finished with nearly 600 total yards and five touchdowns. He should get more consistent work from day one in 2014, serving as the slot receiver for the Rams. Austin is a big-time playmaker. He has top speed and electric moves in space. He will struggle with drops at times but will improve in that area with more seasoning. He also doesn't have the ideal size to be a starter, so injury is a concern with Austin if he gets too much work.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Look for Austin to have a nice bump in production his second season in the league. You have to like his total yardage potential, getting touches as a receiver and runner. We like for him to get around 1,000 total yards and seven touchdowns. He is more a No. 3 receiver at this point because he'll likely have some up and down games.

 #177  Davante Adams (WR) Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Adams lands in a good spot to learn the position and become a top receiver in the league. He is likely to be the No. 4 receiver for the Packers his rookie season but should move up the depth chart before lone. 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 could hurt him some in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Even though he is pretty low on the depth chart right now, Adams should get some chances in this pass-first offense. He won't be forgotten from week to week. He can get 400 or 500 yards and a few scores. You have to like his chances for much better things in another season or two.

 #178  Jermaine Kearse (WR) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 346  Recpts: 22SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Kearse got some sporadic work in a reserve role for the Seahawks last season. He did get his most work to date, though, and had nearly 350 yards. Kearse really made his presence felt in the playoffs, scoring touchdowns two of three games. Kearse could play a little bigger role from day one for the Seahawks this season. He'll continue to play a reserve role for the team, though. Kearse does a good job in making the acrobatic catch and is good in the red zone. Kearse scored six touchdowns on 29 receptions for the entire season.

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 30 receptions for 400 yards and a few scores. We don't see a huge jump in production.

 #179  Tyler Lockett (WR) SeattleBye: 9 
 
 #180  Stephen Gostkowski (K) Yr: 2013  FGM: 38  FGA: 41New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Gostkowski had another great season, maybe his best to date. He set a career high in field-goal percentage and points. He scored 158 points, giving him two straight seasons with 150-plus points. He made 93 percent of his kicks, missing just three field goals all season. He didn't miss a kick less than 40 yards. 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 a fairly accurate kicker (85.6 percent made for his career). And the Patriots have a great offense, giving Gostkowski a few more chances than your average kicker.

Fantasy Outlook:  
You can make a strong case for Gostkowski to be the top fantasy kicker this season. He is about as consistent as it gets at the position for fantasy teams. His long-distance attempts improved last season, which is a positive, and his point totals remain top notch. We expect another season with around 150 points, making him one of the first kickers off the board come draft day.

 #181  Jared Cook (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 671  Recpts: 51St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
A move to St. Louis was supposed to take Cook's game to a new level but that wasn't the case. He still posted his usual middling numbers. He did have a career high in receptions (51) and touchdowns (5), though. His production was very erratic all season with the Rams having quarterback issues after Sam Bradford was injured early in the year. A healthy Bradford could produce more consistent numbers for Cook this 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 should be a big part of a Rams' offense that is looking for playmakers in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cook isn't a guy fantasy teams can trust based on his track record but he certainly has big-game potential. It wouldn't surprise to see him set career highs this season if Bradford comes back healthy. He still shouldn't be considered anything more than a top No. 2 tight end. Look for 60 or so receptions for 750 yards and six touchdowns.

 #182  Branden Oliver (RB) San 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.

 #183  Zac Stacy (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 973  Rush: 250New 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.

 #184  Rashad Jennings (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 6  Yds: 733  Rush: 163New 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.

 #185  Maxx Williams (TE) BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
 #186  Ahmad Bradshaw (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 186  Rush: 41IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
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.

 #187  Scott Chandler (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 655  Recpts: 53New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Chandler took another career step forward last season, improving on his career season from the previous year. He did score just two touchdowns, snapping his streak of consecutive seasons with six scores. But the good news is he had a career-high 53 receptions for 655 yards. He had at least two receptions every game and five games with 50-plus yards. Chandler should be the top tight end in this offense once again. 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:  
Chandler is gaining value but he might have maxed out his potential last season. It would be a stretch to see him improve on that much. He looks to be a decent No. 2 for fantasy teams. He can finish with around 50 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns.

 #188  Heath Miller (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 593  Recpts: 58PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Miller had another productive season for the Steelers but didn't have quite the year as the previous season, a season in which he set several career highs. But that wasn't a complete surprise with Miller returning from a major knee injury and some younger options emerging in the passing game for Pittsburgh. Miller did catch 58 passes, though, which is the third highest total of his career. He has 50-plus receptions three 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's numbers were a little down last year but he was returning from a major knee injury and was slowed early in the year. He still produced pretty well considering. Miller could improve on last season. He has some value as a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy end. He isn't going to post huge numbers but is consistent. Miller can finish with 65 receptions for 700 yards and six touchdowns.

 #189  Fred Jackson (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 9  Yds: 890  Rush: 206BuffaloBye: 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.

 #190  Garrett Graham (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 545  Recpts: 49HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Graham had his best season to date, getting plenty of starts for the Texans because of an early-season injury to Owen Daniels. Graham didn't fair too badly in a starting role, having nearly 50 receptions for 545 yards and five touchdowns. He was mediocre most weeks but did have a 100-yard performance and two other games with 69 or more yards. Graham is the favorite to start right now for the Texans this season. 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 wasn't much of a fantasy play last season as a starter and should be similar this year. He just isn't a very dynamic player at the position. He is more of a chain mover than big-play threat. He should get around 55 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns. He might be worth a look as a No. 2 fantasy tight end.

 #191  Dennis Pitta (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 169  Recpts: 20BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Pitta suffered a hip injury in training camp last year and didn't play until very late in the season. He played the last four games and caught 20 passes for 169 yards. He had at least four receptions three of four games, serving as a big-time target in the Ravens passing attack. He is healthy heading into this season and should get plenty of weekly chances in this 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:  
Don't forget about Pitta because of his injury woes last season. He can be a big-time fantasy tight end. You have to like his chances for a career best season now that he is healthy. He should be considered a legit No. 1 fantasy tight end. He can get around 70 receptions for 750 yards and seven touchdowns. He might get overlooked some after last season, giving him good value for the coming season.

 #192  Robert Turbin (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 264  Rush: 77SeattleBye: 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.

 #193  Steven Jackson (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 6  Yds: 543  Rush: 157AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Jackson had another subpar season as the starter for the Falcons. He ran for just over 700 yards and averaged 3.7 yards per carry. He had just one 100-yard game and had 60 or more rushing yards just three times all year. Jackson turns 32 before the start of the season and seems likely to play more of a reserve role in 2015. His days of being an every down back seem about over, especially if you consider his effectiveness the past two seasons. And don't forget that Jackson has nearly 3,000 carries for his career. When in his prime, Jackson was the complete package at running back. He has enough speed to break a play to the outside but also isn't afraid to run over a would-be tackler. Jackson is as big as some linebackers, making him a scary proposition for defenses. He does lack a little big-play ability, though, because he isn't as fast as he used to be.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jackson is a back to avoid. He is on the downside of his career and a bounce-back isn't likely to happen this year. He could get around 600 total yards and four or five scores.

 #194  Montee Ball (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 559  Rush: 120DenverBye: 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.

 #195  Richard Rodgers (TE) Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Rodgers is a talented tight end that could challenge for a starting job in Green Bay in a season or two. He battled some weight issues in college, which is a concern, but has the potential to do well in the NFL. He 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 isn't likely to make a huge impact as a rookie but has good potential moving forward if he continues to grow. We wouldn't draft him this year but keep an eye on him for down the road. He might get a few hundred yards this season.

 #196  Troy Niklas (TE) ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Niklas is a huge tight end that will help as a blocker and receiver for the Cardinals his rookie year. 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. Niklas will challenge for the starting role but will play a big role in the offense even if he doesn't start.

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

 #197  Lorenzo Taliaferro (RB) BaltimoreBye: 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.

 #198  Ronnie Hillman (RB) Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 218  Rush: 55DenverBye: 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.

 #199  Marcedes Lewis (TE) Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 359  Recpts: 25JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
A calf injury kept Lewis out of a lot of early-season action but he wasn't much of a factor even when he returned to the lineup. Lewis had 359 yards in 11 games, averaging 33 yards per game. He did finish the season well, though, having three straight games with 50-plus yards and scores four of his last five games. Lewis has underachieved some throughout his career but poor quarterback play hasn't exactly help matters for him. He remains the No. 1 tight end in this offense. 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 needs to get more consistent quarterback play if he hopes to see his numbers start to rebound.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lewis can do better than last season but don't expect him to reach '10 levels. He isn't going to be a consistent fantasy producer. He is a spot starter for fantasy teams. Lewis can get 55 or so receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns.

 #200  Jonas Gray (RB) New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Gray had one of the best games by any back last season, rushing for 201 yards and four touchdowns in Week 11. Gray got a few chances in the Patriots' offense but was inconsistent, getting sporadic work from week to week. The good news is he produced some good numbers when playing, giving him hope for this coming year. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry and scored five touchdowns despite getting work in eight games. Gray will battle for a top reserve role this season. Gray is more of a power back. He is small but has good strength and speed. He isn't really a big-play back but can make the occasional big play. Gray isn't much of a pass catcher, which isn't great for him to grab more playing time in this offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gray is a wild card but it is hard to overlook what he did with some chances last year. He can produce for the Patriots. He is worth a late-round grab come draft day. You never know. We expect 400 or 500 total yards and a few scores.


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