Click here for my Updated 2010 Fantasy Kicker Rankings.

 


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There is only one time that I fail to use my last pick to select a kicker, and that is when my fantasy draft is a few weeks away from the start of the season. In that case, I don’t even take a kicker. I’ll take an extra RB or WR as insurance, and pick one up right before the season starts. That said, there is still a pecking order for the lonesome kicker. Here’s mine.

 

1.  Nate Kaeding, SD 
2.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
3.  Ryan Longwell, MIN
4.  Mason Crosby, GB
5.  David Akers, PHI
6.  Garrett Hartley, NO
7.  Lawrence Tynes, NYG
8.  Matt Prater, DEN
9.  Rob Bironas, TEN
10.  Shayne Graham, BAL
11.  Dan Carpenter, MIA
12.  Jeff Reed, PIT
13.  Jay Feely, ARI
14.  Robbie Gould, CHI
15.  Sebastian Janikowski, OAK

 

Also check out:
2010 Top 30 Fantasy QB Rankings
2010 Top 50 Fantasy RB Rankings
2010 Top 60 Fantasy WR Rankings
2010 Top 25 Fantasy TE Rankings
- 2010 Top 25 Team Defense Rankings
- 2010 Top 25 Fantasy IDP Rankings


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IDP leagues are becoming increasingly popular in fantasy circles. Here’s a look at my top 25 IDP players for 2010.

 

1.  Patrick Willis, SF
2.  Jon Beason, CAR
3.  D.J. Williams, DEN
4.  DeMeco Ryans, HOU
5.  James Harrison, PIT
6.  Karlos Dansby, MIA
7.  James Laurinaitis, STL
8.  Ray Lewis, BAL
9.  Jonathan Vilma, NO
10.  London Fletcher, WAS
11.  Barrett Ruud, TB 
12.  DeMarcus Ware, DAL
13.  David Harris, NYJ
14.  Clay Matthews, GB
15.  Kirk Morrison, JAX
16.  James Farrior, PIT
17.  Curtis Lofton, ATL
18.  Chad Greenway, MIN
19.  Stephen Tulloch, TEN
20.  Lance Briggs, CHI
21.  Jerod Mayo, NE
22.  Yeremiah Bell, MIA
23.  LamMarr Woodley, PIT
24.  Charles Woodson, GB
25.   D’Qwell Jackson, CLE

 

Also check out:
2010 Top 30 Fantasy QB Rankings
- 2010 Top 50 Fantasy RB Rankings
2010 Top 60 Fantasy WR Rankings
2010 Top 25 Fantasy TE Rankings
- 2010 Top 25 Team Defense Rankings
2010 Top 15 Fantasy K Rankings

 

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Here’s an updated look at my top 25 fantasy TE rankings.

 

 

Also check out:
2010 Top 30 Fantasy QB Rankings
2010 Top 50 Fantasy RB Rankings
2010 Top 60 Fantasy WR Rankings
2010 Top 15 Fantasy K Rankings
2010 Top 25 Team Defense Rankings
2010 Top 25 Fantasy IDP Rankings

 

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Here’s an updated look at my top 60 fantasy WR rankings.

 

 

Also check out:
2010 Top 30 Fantasy QB Rankings
- 2010 Top 50 Fantasy RB Rankings
2010 Top 25 Fantasy TE Rankings
2010 Top 15 Fantasy K Rankings
2010 Top 25 Team Defense Rankings
- 2010 Top 25 Fantasy IDP Rankings

 

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Happy Birthday Sean!

 

 

Here’s a look at my top 50 fantasy RB rankings. Click here for my updated 2010 RB rankings that reflect Knowshon Moreno’s injury.

 

 

Also check out:
2010 Top 30 Fantasy QB Rankings
- 2010 Top 60 Fantasy WR Rankings
2010 Top 25 TE Rankings
2010 Top 25 Fantasy IDP Rankings

 

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***CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED 2010 QB Rankings***

 

Happy 6th Birthday Heath!!!

 

 

Here’s an updated look at my top 30 fantasy QB rankings.

 

 

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Also check out:
2010 Top 50 Fantasy RB Rankings
2010 Top 60 Fantasy WR Rankings
2010 Top 25 Fantasy TE Rankings
2010 Top 15 Fantasy K Rankings
- 2010 Top 25 Team Defense Rankings
- 2010 Top 25 Fantasy IDP Rankings

As the 2010 fantasy football season approaches the Fantasy Football Librarian is taking a look back to see how accurate various fantasy football experts were last season. I’m happy to report that Lester’s Legends received a strong ranking in the wide receiver category. Click here to see how we stacked up here.

Now that we’ve had time to digest the 2010 NFL Draft, it’s time to start thinking of the incoming class in terms of fantasy value. I’ll start by ranking the rookie running backs.


1. Ryan Matthews, San Diego Chargers

Matthews wasn’t the first RB to come off the board, but he found the best home. Norv Turne has already stated that he wants to get Matthews plenty of touches both on the ground and through the air. He’s the feature back in a high-powered offense. He has the size that should get him the red zone carries. He has little competition as Darren Sproles is a change of pace back and third down specialist.


2. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills

He was the first RB selected and the #2 fantasy prospect for 2010. He is lightning quick with the ability to score any time he touches the ball. Speed backs like Chris Johnson and Jamaal Charles excelled last year with similar skill sets. Competition in the form of Fred Jackson prevents Spiller for being the top rookie prospect. He could actually slide a notch if it looks like it’s going to be a 50-50 split with Jackson.


3. Jahvid Best, Detroit Lions

Best should get plenty of opportunities with the Lions as Kevin Smith recovers from his ACL injury. Best has injury concerns of his own, but possesses a great deal of talent. The Lions have done an outstanding job rebuilding their team. While they aren’t likely to be playoff contenders, they should be more competitive in 2010 meaning a more balanced offensive attack. Best stands to receive the lion’s share (pun intended) of the carries.


4. Ben Tate, Houston Texans

The Texans would have loved to land Matthews, but Tate is a great consolation prize. Not only do he have great speed and size, but he has experience with zone blocking schemes which the Texans use.


5. Toby Gerhart, Minnesota Vikings

I am convinced that the Vikings will rely on the run more in 2010. Adrian Peterson won’t be the only Viking RB to have fantasy relevance. With Chester Taylor in Chicago, Gerhart has an excellent chance of filling his role. If Adrian Peterson’s fumbling woes continue, Gerhart could steal even more carries.

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The Santonio Holmes and Brandon Marshall trades shook things up. Here’s my second look at the early WR rankings.

1. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
AJ is just a beast. As long as Schaub stays healthy, Johnson should put up monster numbers.

2. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Last year Fitz and AJ were like 1 & 1A. This year, with Kurt Warner’s retirement, there is a definite gap. I can see Fitz below #2 even.

3. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
Physical WR like T.O. without the headaches.

4. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
The youngsters  could cut into Wayne’s production, but Manning isn’t afraid to play favorites.

5.  DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
So he has a new QB. I am not worried. Jackson is lightning quick. He can score any time he touches the ball.

6. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford should be better in 2010, making Megatron a safe bet to improve on 2009′s disappointing numbers.

7.  Sidney Rice, Minnesota Vikings
Even if Favre returns, which I assume, Rice has a lot of competition for the ball. Plus, I expect more running from the Vikings in 2010.

8.  Randy Moss, New England Patriots
The Patriots will have to find ways to draw attention away from Moss. His ability to find the end zone keeps him a top ten WR.

9.  Brandon Marshall, Miami Dolphins
Marshall lands with Miami and a QB with a big arm. They do favor the run, but his talent keeps him in the top ten.

10.  Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
White doesn’t get the praise some of his WR counterparts get, but he’s a highly productive WR.

11.  Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints 
He also has a lot of competition for the ball. Fortunately Brees still favors Colston.

12.  Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers
Jennings is another guy with competition for the ball. He remains a nice WR1 though.

13.  Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
Boldin becomes his team’s primary receiver for the first time in years. Look for Flacco to get the ball to him plenty.

14. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Carolina’s Steve Smith makes an excellent WR2. He can actually put up WR1 numbers now that Delhomme is gone.

15.  Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers
I’d have V-Jax higher, but a likely suspension (DUI) is going to take away some of his production.

16. Chad Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals
Antonio Bryant’s arrival should actually help free up the WR formerly known as Ochocinco.

17.  Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers
Santonio’s departure should give Ward a bump in value.

18.  Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Considering what he missed last year, Crabtree had a strong showing. Look for vast improvement in 2010.

19.  Steve Smith, New York Giants
He goes back to being the other Steve Smith this year, but remains a quality WR2.

20.  Mike Sims-Walker, Jacksonville Jaguars
He played well at times last year. With more consistency he’ll become a solid WR2.

21. Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers
Age is nothing but a number for Driver.

22. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings
If he can get the migraines in check, he could move up thanks to his versatility.

23.  Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints
Meachem made strides in 2009. Look for more improvement now that he’s figured things out.

24.  Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
The youth movement is underway in Philly. Maclin has the ability to be a nice WR3 if Kolb holds his own.

25.  Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers
He has plenty of ability, but lacks in judgement. He was suspended for the first four games of the year. Going to a more run-oriented system and a inferior QB has Holmes in danger of falling out of the top 25.

The McNabb trade shakes up the rankings a bit.

1. Aaron Rodgers – Does damage with both his arm and his feet, which gives him a leg up on his competition.

2. Drew Brees – Year after year he puts up gaudy numbers.

3. Peyton Manning – You’d think he’d slow down at some point, but that hasn’t been the case.

4. Philip Rivers – Now that LT is gone, there’s no question they are a pass-first team.

5. Tom Brady – Another year removed from the knee injury.

6. Tony Romo – He’s averaged 29 TDs over the past three years.

7. Matt Schaub – Injury concerns keep him from being any higher. When he is healthy, look out.

8. Brett Favre – The grandpa still has game…if he chooses to come back.

9. Matt Ryan – Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez give him a nice 1-2 punch.


10. Kevin Kolb – I know he’s unproven, but he’s accurate and has good, young weapons.


11. Donovan McNabb – He doesn’t have the weapons in Washington, but he always seems to find a way to make it work.

12. Joe Flacco – With Anquan Boldin added to his arsenal, Flacco should be a legitimate QB1.

13. Ben Roethlisberger – If he can avoid jail time (and a suspension) he’ll likely move up. That risk keeps him out of the top 12.

14. Eli Manning – I think they’ll run more than last year, but Eli should still have a solid year with his weapons. Amazing the difference a year makes.

15. Alex Smith – Michael Crabtree should only be better. Plus, Vernon Davis is a beast.

16. Carson Palmer – Antonio Bryant and Chad Johnson form a nice duo. He’s be higher if he didn’t have to face Pittsburgh and Baltimore twice.

17. Jay Cutler – They haven’t added him any pieces, but Cutler still has the ability to put up big numbers on occasion.

18. Matt Leinart – This is his last chance to make something for himself. Money will motivate.

19. Vince Young – More of a winner than a fantasy QB. He’ll have his moments.

20. Chad Henne – I had Orton here, but with Brandon Marshall comes a promotion for Henne into the top 20.

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