For the last couple of months, fantasy football fans have had nothing but player news to keep them satisfied. Now that we are in full summer mode, however, fantasy fans are beginning to comb the internet for 2012 fantasy football rankings. We here at Fantasyknuckleheads.com are right there with you all!
Each author here will be giving there own Top 50 fantasy football rankings for 2012 with their own individual insight and flair. These rankings are obviously early, and are subject to change as the summer months progress, but to be honest, there’s nothing better than getting an early start.
Let’s take a look at what I have in store for you today in my 2012 fantasy football rankings, and be sure to keep an eye open for more great insight from the rest of the staff.
Regressed a bit in 2011, but should bounce back nicely.
Should rival Foster for the overall No. 1 fantasy RB.
Looks better than ever at camp…if that’s even possible.
Fantasy stud year in and year out.
If MJD holds out because of his contract, fantasy owners will suffer greatly.
I don’t think I need to explain anything here.
Staying healthy is an issue, but an expanded role should be a plus.
The addition of Brandon Lloyd
and Joseph Addai
as a blocking back will be huge.
A lot of fantasy fans I talk to seem to have been spooked by Chris Johnson
’s pedestrian 2011 campaign in which he only garnered 1,047 yards and 4 TDs.A lot of that had to do with many teams loading 8 men in the box against him, and a sub-par O-Line.Well the O-Line gets a boost thanks to the addition of Hutchinson and with an improved receiving corp., Johnson is set up to rebound rather nicely in 2012.
Distractions could hurt his overall output, but that still leaves him a 1st rounder.
He’s in for another big year.
A full year under his belt will only make him better.
One of the most undervalued fantasy players this season.
If he can stay healthy, he’s in for a breakout season.
Certainly has the potential, but may wind up falling to a second rounder which might be more realistic.
Should see more targets this season which will add to his value.
A blind halfwit could throw him the ball and he’d STILL put up solid numbers.
Bryant won’t make it to the third round, so grab him fast and enjoy his breakout season.
AP is way ahead of recovery schedule (ACL, MCL, meniscus surgery) and should wind up being a solid 2nd round pick.
Looking to have an even better season than last year.
Should carry the Rams again this season.
After nine years in the league and 12 missed games over the past two years, Johnson’s durability is a concern to most.
Should tear things up this season; perhaps even breakout.
Rumor is the Falcons are recommitting themselves to the passing game which bodes well for White owners.
So long as his contract doesn’t get in the way, you’re good to go.
Solid fantasy machine year in and year out.
Jackson was on his way towards a breakout season last year before being shut down with an injury.Jackson should repeat that trend this season, especially since he is technically in a contract year, despite the “extension”.
The Bills inked a very “team friendly” three-year extension for Jackson, and can easily release him after next season and only wind up owing about three million dollars.
Jackson knows this, so he’ll surely be playing for his career’s sake—albeit in Buffalo or somewhere else.
Jackson is a solid 2nd round consideration and could, perhaps, be found early in the third.
Should continue his upward trend this season.
Should regress away from his breakout 2011 season (1,536 reception yards, 9 TDs), but that doesn’t mean he won’t be a stud.
White won’t be the only one to benefit from Atlanta’s recommitment toward the passing game.
Too many other mouths to feed in GB to rank him higher.
Had five 100+ yards games last season with Matt Moore
at the helm—just imagine the possibilities with Cutler under center.
His chronically injured foot is a concern; especially with the explosive David Wilson breathing down his neck.
Ya can never really go wrong with Colston.
Just cracks 2nd round material, but don’t be surprised if he winds up falling to the third round by August.
If he does wind up as an early third-round receiver, he could be the steal of the century.
If you thought Greene’s ridiculous 253 rushing attempts a year ago was the limit, think again.If you are worried that Tim Tebow
’s presence will cut down Greene’s attempts this
season, don’t be.The Jets are apparently committed to not only featuring Greene this season, but actually increasing his role according to the New York Times.
If this winds up being the case, Greene will obviously be a huge third-round steal.
One good year under his belt and a history of injuries will undoubtedly curb his ADP. I’m not buying into the philosophy of McFadden being a safe 1st round RB, which is why I have him ranked 39th.
Could return to his old hybrid RB role this season, and may share time with Daniel Thomas
Let’s see if he can work out his current “issues” with the staff before elevating him.
Should definitely carry the load for at least six games this season, perhaps even more.
Multiple members of the Eagles organization feel Maclin is in for a “banner” year. I personally agree.
Should be a safe bet
at RB 2.
Seems to be fitting right in with New England’s system which is very good news in June (hint, hint).
Should explode this season if he plays a full 16.
Usually burns out by season’s end, and will play in a RBBC this season—not as much upside as usual for the veteran fantasy RB.
I’m not sold on anyone who abruptly “breaks out” in a contract year.
Health will be the key factor here.
Most are predicting Vick as a fourth-rounder, although I have seen him go as high as a middle range third-rounder in many mock drafts.
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