Last year’s Fantasy Football season was a wild ride per usual. I really hope you did not lose because Andrew Luck put up 0 points in Week 16. ESPN‘s Matthew Berry said that 35% of ESPN Standard League championship lineups had Odell Beckham Jr., who you probably did not even know existed until Week 7. Those who drafted Adrian Peterson in the top three were quickly put into a Matt Asiata/Jerick McKinnon nowhere land. Some of you probably dropped Tom Brady after his Week 4 debacle against the Chiefs; how’d that turn out?
Here are the top 50 players in ESPN Standard Leagues for 2014, with their ADP (average draft position) by round in August 12-team drafts courtesy of FantasyPros.com (takes average of all Yahoo!, ESPN, CBS, FFC, and NFL.com leagues), and bolded if they will be ideal keeper players (in my opinion):
1. QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) – 14.6 (2nd Round)
2. QB Andrew Luck (IND) – 39.8 (4th round)
3. QB Russell Wilson (SEA) – 88 (8th round)
4. QB Peyton Manning (DEN) – 6.6 (1st round)
5. QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) – 121.3 (11th round)
6. QB Drew Brees (NO) – 12.8 (2nd round)
7. RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) – 13.6 (2nd round)
8. RB Le’Veon Bell (PIT) – 23.4 (2nd round)
9. QB Matt Ryan (ATL) – 62.4 (6th round)
10. QB Tom Brady (NE) – 52.6 (5th round)
11. QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) – 151.7 (13th round)
12. QB Eli Manning (NYG) – 149.3 (13th round)
13. QB Tony Romo (DAL) – 83.4 (7th round)
14. QB Philip Rivers (SD) – 101.2 (9th round)
15. RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) – 8.6 (1st round)
16. WR Antonio Brown (PIT) – 25.0 (3rd round)
17. QB Joe Flacco (BAL) – 153.3 (13th round)
18. QB Jay Cutler (CHI) – 92.4 (8th round)
19. QB Matthew Stafford (DET) – 36.8 (4th round)
20. QB Cam Newton (CAR) – 62.4 (6th round)
21. QB Colin Kaepernick (SF) – 79.4 (7th round)
22. RB Matt Forte (CHI) – 4.4 (1st round)
23. RB Arian Foster (HOU) – 18.4 (2nd round)
24. WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) – 10.8 (1st round)
25. WR Jordy Nelson (GB) – 21.8 (2nd round)
26. WR Dez Bryant (DAL) – 12.6 (2nd round)
27. RB Eddie Lacy (GB) – 6.4 (1st round)
28. QB Andy Dalton (CIN) – 123.0 (11th round)
29. QB Alex Smith (KC) – 140.5 (12th round)
30. RB Jamaal Charles (KC) – 2.4 (1st round)
31. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG) – 192.0 (16th round)
32. WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) – 68.6 (6th round)
33. WR Randall Cobb (GB) – 29.4 (3rd round)
34. RB Justin Forsett (BAL) – NO APPLICABLE DATA
35. WR Julio Jones (ATL) – 18.4 (2nd round)
36. WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) – 76.6 (7th round)
37. TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) – 32.4 (3rd round)
38. QB Derek Carr (OAK) – 147.0 (13th round)
39. WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) – 67.0 (6th round)
40. QB Kyle Orton (BUF) – NO APPLICABLE DATA*
41. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (HOU) – NO APPLICABLE DATA
42. RB Lamar Miller (MIA) – 103.8 (9th round)
43. RB Jeremy Hill (CIN) – 131.0 (11th round)
44. QB Tedy Bridgewater (MIN) – 166.5 (14th round)
45. WR Mike Evans (TB) – 117.4 (10th round)
46. WR Alshon Jeffery (CHI) – 25.6 (3rd round)
47. RB C.J. Anderson (DEN) – 185.0 (16th rou nd)
48. RB Alfred Morris (WAS) – 24.4 (3rd round)
49. RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) – 1.4 (1st round)
50. QB Blake Bortles (JAX) – NO APPLICABLE DATA
* = Retiring
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Other Potential Keepers
  • QB Carson Palmer (ARI) – NO APPLICABLE DATA
  • QB Nick Foles (PHI) – 57.2 (5th round)
  • RB Mark Ingram (NO) – 127.6 (11th round)
  • RB Tre Mason (STL) – NO APPLICABLE DATA
  • WR Golden Tate (DET) – 85.8 (8th round)
  • WR Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) – 122.8 (11th round)
  • WR DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) – 127.3 (11th round)
  • TE Greg Olsen (CAR) – 76.6 (7th round)
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SOURCES
 
ESPN
FantasyPros.com