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2014 Fantasy Football Top 300

The fantasy draft season is upon us, and five months from now championship trophies will be awarded across the country. The SI.com Top 300 will give you the information, analysis and projections you need to raise your league's hardware.
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The fantasy draft season is upon us, and five months from now championship trophies will be awarded across the country. The SI.com Top 300 will give you the information, analysis and projections you need to raise your league's hardware.

POSITION PRIMERS:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DST

Compiled by SI.com lead fantasy writer Michael Beller and fantasy contributor David Gonos, our Top 300 has you covered whether you're in a 10-team league or a 16-team league that uses three flex players. The rankings are based on standard-scoring leagues, awarding one point for 10 rushing and receiving yards, one point for 25 passing yards, six points for rushing and receiving touchdowns, and four points for passing touchdowns.

Be sure to check back all preseason for updates.

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Click here for a printable PDF of our Top 300 sorted by position rankings.

#

Player

Team

POS.

$

BYE

PROJECTION

1

 Jamaal Charles

RB

$60

6

Charles was the top-scoring RB in 2013 by a large margin, but be sure to handcuff him with Knile Davis.

2

 LeSean McCoy

RB

$59

7

The debate rages over whether or not McCoy tops Charles in his second season under Chip Kelly.

3

 Matt Forte

RB

$55

9

Led all running backs with 74 receptions in '13; 4.6 yards per carry was second-highest in his career.

4

 Adrian Peterson

RB

$53

10

Followed up 2K season with 1,266 rushing yards. Needs passing game to develop for more room to run.

5

 Calvin Johnson

WR

$50

9

The challenge to his throne is greater than it has been recently, but Megatron is still king of the receivers.

6

 Eddie Lacy

RB

$48

9

The top rookie last season should see more action in the passing game during his sophomore year.

7

 Jimmy Graham

TE

$38

6

You'll have to spend a late first-round pick in order to get the No. 1 tight end, but he'll be worth it.

8

 Demaryius Thomas

WR

$42

4

With Eric Decker now in New York, Thomas is the unquestioned top target in the Denver red zone.

9

 Marshawn Lynch

RB

$46

4

After a short holdout, Beast Mode returns for his contract year -- he'll see some touches go to backups.

10

 Le'Veon Bell

RB

$45

12

Despite missing start of 2013, Bell finished as one of the most productive running backs as a rookie.

11

 Brandon Marshall

WR

$39

9

Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are the NFL's best WR duo, with Marshall still playing the role of top dog.

12

 A.J. Green

WR

$38

4

Green has averaged 97.5 catches, 1,388 yards and 11 touchdowns across the last two seasons.

13

 Dez Bryant

WR

$38

11

Bryant has averaged 92.5 catches, 1307.5 yards and 12.5 touchdowns across the last two seasons.

14

 DeMarco Murray

RB

$42

11

The oft-injured bruiser is in a contract year, so he may see more involvement in the passing game.

15

 Montee Ball

RB

$40

4

Ball inherits the starting job with Knowshon Moreno's exit, and could get plenty of room to run in Manning's offense.

16

 Arian Foster

RB

$38

10

The former No. 1 fantasy pick has fallen outside of the top 10 following back surgery last season.

17

 Julio Jones

WR

$37

9

Jones was averaging 14 fantasy points per game before suffering a season-ending foot injury last year.

18

 Giovani Bernard

RB

$36

4

Bernard became Bengals' primary back late last season, and the new offense should feature him prominently.

19

 Jordy Nelson

WR

$37

9

Worthy of being elite, Nelson had 49 catches for 810 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games in 2013.

20

 Doug Martin

RB

$34

7

Torn labrum ended '13 early, but he returns healthy with a ton of weapons around him -- and a new quarterback.

21

 Alshon Jeffery

WR

$34

9

Jeffery broke out with 89 catches for 1,421 yards and seven TDs in '13, and will be deadly with Marshall.

22

 Antonio Brown

WR

$33

12

PPR gold in Black and Gold. Brown had 110 receptions for 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013.

23

 Alfred Morris

RB

$32

10

Jay Gruden will feature Morris, but lack of skill in the passing game brings him down a few notches.

24

 Peyton Manning

QB

$45

4

A repeat of last year's historic season is unlikely, but Manning doesn't need that to be elite.

25

 Randall Cobb

WR

$31

9

Cobb was on a 100-catch, 1,300-yard, eight-touchdown pace before breaking his leg last year.

26

 Reggie Bush

RB

$28

9

Bush had the second-best fantasy season of his career in 2013, but he'll share touches with Joique Bell.

27

 C.J. Spiller

RB

$26

9

Spiller has never had more than 250 touches in a season, but his contract year could cure what ails him.

28

 Andre Ellington

RB

$22

4

Ellington gets starting gig and more touches in 2014 after leading NFL with 5.5 yards per carry in 2013.

29

 Rob Gronkowski

TE

$22

10

When he's healthy, Gronkowski can be the best fantasy tight end in the game.

30

 Ryan Mathews

RB

$20

10

After a great season, Mathews gets to work under a new offensive coordinator for 2014.

31

 Vincent Jackson

WR

$28

7

Jackson keeps on getting it done, and that was all the more impressive last year given the QB play in Tampa.

32

 Larry Fitzgerald

WR

$28

4

Slowly but surely ceding No. 1 status to Michael Floyd, but Fitz is still a rock-solid fantasy starter.

33

 Aaron Rodgers

QB

$43

9

Consistency, rushing stats and supporting cast make Rodgers a top choice for a fantasy quarterback.

34

 Pierre Garcon

WR

$26

10

Garcon was a catch and yardage beast, and now has help from DeSean Jackson. Give him a boost in PPR.

35

 Julius Thomas

TE

$18

4

After breaking out last season, Thomas won't be a surprise in Peyton Manning's offense in 2014.

36

 Keenan Allen

WR

$24

10

Allen had a sparkling rookie year and returns as Philip Rivers' top target. Beware the lack of a track record.

37

 Zac Stacy

RB

$19

4

Stacy had a monster rookie season, but top running back rookie Tre Mason could eat into his carries.

38

 Rashad Jennings

RB

$17

8

Should lead the Giants on the ground between the five-yard lines after stints in Oakland and Jacksonville.

39

 Drew Brees

QB

$39

6

From 2011 to '13, Brees averaged 5,271 passing yards and 42 TDs. Expect him to approach that again.

40

 Andre Johnson

WR

$24

10

Johnson's unhappiness in Houston is about the only thing that could potentially keep him out of the top 20.

41

 Wes Welker

WR

$20

4

Emmanuel Sanders could bite into his numbers given their similar skill sets, but Manning will make it work.

42

 Victor Cruz

WR

$19

8

In a lost season for the Giants in '13, Cruz still managed 73 catches and 998 yards while missing two games.

43

 Shane Vereen

RB

$16

10

Broken wrist killed most of his 2013 season, but entering contract year, he could reach 1,300 total yards.

44

 Toby Gerhart

RB

$14

11

Peterson's former backup is ready to step into the spotlight as the undisputed starter in Jacksonville.

45

 Michael Crabtree

WR

$17

8

Crabtree brings an element to the SF offense that it lacked most of 2013. Can Kaepernick take advantage?

46

 Roddy White

WR

$17

9

After struggling with ankle troubles, White finished with 502 receiving yards and two TDs in five games.

47

 DeSean Jackson

WR

$16

10

Jackson won't be the No. 1 in Washington, but he doesn't need a ton of targets to make an impact.

48

 Frank Gore

RB

$12

8

Gore continues to play well despite his age, but he could be challenged by rookie Carlos Hyde.

49

 Ben Tate

RB

$12

4

Like Gerhart, Tate earns a starting job for the first time, but two rookie backups could steal touches.

50

 Joique Bell

RB

$11

9

Getting 250 touches isn't out of the question for Bell as he splits time with Reggie Bush.

51

 Chris Johnson

RB

$11

11

Johnson takes his talents to New York. He has played in 93 of a possible 96 regular season games.

52

 Kendall Wright

WR

$14

9

If Wright nears 140 targets again this year, expect his touchdowns to increase from the two he had last year.

53

 Torrey Smith

WR

$13

11

Smith is underrated because of a fluky lack of touchdowns. Don't let that sway you from grabbing him.

54

 Percy Harvin

WR

$11

4

If we knew Harvin would play a full 16 games, he'd probably be ranked 10 slots higher.

55

 Jeremy Maclin

WR

$10

7

After missing all of last year with a torn ACL, Maclin returns as the No. 1 receiver in a very potent offense.

56

 Michael Floyd

WR

$9

4

Floyd broke out with 1,041 yards and five scores last year. This could be the season he surpasses Larry Fitzgerald.

57

 Bishop Sankey

RB

$10

9

Sankey is the lone rookie RB expected to start out of the gate behind an improved O-line in Tennessee.

58

 Trent Richardson

RB

$10

10

After a forgettable 2013 season, Richardson looks to be more comfortable in Indianapolis.

59

 Julian Edelman

WR

$8

10

Edelman should be higher in PPR leagues, but he will see fewer targets if Gronkowski and Vereen stay healthy.

60

 Cordarrelle Patterson

WR

$7

10

There's no doubt Patterson is a dynamic player, but the Vikings need to find someone to get him the ball.

61

 Marques Colston

WR

$7

6

Colston looks to be on the downside of his career, but he'll be a WR3 at worst playing with Drew Brees.

62

 Stevan Ridley

RB

$8

10

Ridley will work the ground as Vereen handles most passing downs, but he has to fix his fumbling.

63

 Vernon Davis

TE

$11

8

No holdout for Davis. Only Graham has averaged more fantasy points over the past three seasons.

64

 Mike Wallace

WR

$7

5

Wallace was inconsistent in his first year in Miami, but remains the team's most talented offensive weapon.

65

 Reggie Wayne

WR

$7

10

Wayne may be old, but you'd be foolish to bet against a guy whose bust in Canton is already being prepared.

66

 Emmanuel Sanders

WR

$7

12

It might be possible to sleepwalk through 16 games as a receiver in Denver and still catch eight TDs.

67

 Ray Rice

RB

$8

11

Despite a two-game suspension to start '14, Rice has been one of the best fantasy RBs over past three years.

68

 Matthew Stafford

QB

$25

9

If Golden Tate is the second receiver Stafford has always lacked, this could be his best year yet.

69

 Steven Jackson

RB

$7

9

Age hasn't been kind to Jackson. He's expected to be ready for the regular season after a hamstring injury.

70

 Matt Ryan

QB

$22

9

With Julio Jones and Roddy White healthy, Ryan should bounce back from a disappointing 2013 campaign.

71

 T.Y. Hilton

WR

$6

10

In order for Hilton to take the next step among WRs, Andrew Luck needs to do the same among QBs.

72

 Pierre Thomas

RB

$6

6

Opportunity is there for Thomas with Sproles gone, but he's now being chased by three young RBs.

73

 Eric Decker

WR

$6

11

Life will be much more challenging for Decker without Peyton Manning throwing him the ball.

74

 Terrance Williams

WR

$5

11

With no one ahead of him on the depth chart other than Dez Bryant, now is Williams' time to break out.

75

 Lamar Miller

RB

$5

5

If Moreno's knee doesn't heal, Miller will be the man in Miami. Your best bet will be to handcuff the two.

76

 Tom Brady

QB

$21

10

Brady will outperform his draft-day price if Rob Gronkowski can stay healthy this season

77

 Jason Witten

TE

$10

11

Still one of the best receiving weapons in the Cowboys' offense, which is now without Miles Austin.

78

 Nick Foles

QB

$19

7

The most efficient quarterback last year, Foles could make the leap this season.

79

 Greg Olsen

TE

$8

12

The University of Miami product gets tons of yardage, but he needs to score more touchdowns.

80

 Cecil Shorts

WR

$5

11

It would be interesting to see where Shorts would be ranked if he were on any team but Jacksonville.

81

 Sammy Watkins

WR

$5

9

Watkins was the best receiver in the draft by a comfortable margin. It's all up to EJ Manuel from here.

82

 Jordan Cameron

TE

$5

4

Can he repeat his breakout season in this new offense -- without Josh Gordon?

83

 Andrew Luck

QB

$14

10

Luck quite simply is not as good a fantasy quarterback as he is in real life.

84

 Jordan Reed

TE

$2

10

Concussion problems ended Reed's chances of being the top rookie TE, but he could be the top sophomore.

85

 Maurice Jones-Drew

RB

$4

5

In his first season out of Jacksonville, Jones-Drew will try to unseat the oft-injured/disappointing McFadden.

86

 Danny Woodhead

RB

$4

10

Woodhead will have to convince the new OC in San Diego to get as many touches as last season.

87

 Dennis Pitta

TE

$1

11

Looking for a rebound year, but coming back from a fractured and dislocated hip won't be easy on him.

88

 Golden Tate

WR

$5

9

The Lions have long been searching for a receiver opposite Calvin Johnson. Tate may be their man.

89

 Hakeem Nicks

WR

$5

10

Nicks could benefit from a new start with the Colts, but remember that he's third on the depth chart.

90

 Fred Jackson

RB

$4

9

It's rare to see a 33-year-old running back excel, but he'll still get several carries alongside Spiller.

91

 DeAndre Hopkins

WR

$4

10

If Ryan Fitzpatrick can rejuvenate the passing game, Hopkins could have the year many expected of him in '13.

92

 Bernard Pierce

RB

$3

11

He should start first two games with Rice's suspension, but he's coming off a disappointing season.

93

 Darren Sproles

RB

$3

7

He's a great receiving RB who will help replace the playmaking skills of the departed DeSean Jackson.

94

 DeAngelo Williams

RB

$3

12

The lowest-ranked starting tailback, Williams will serve as a mediocre roster spot for you once again.

95

 Robert Griffin III

QB

$13

10

Everything is there (receivers, new coach, healthy knee) for Griffin to erase the horrible memories of 2013.

96

 Cam Newton

QB

$12

12

Given the dearth of weapons in the passing game, Newton is more dependent on his legs than ever.

97

 Riley Cooper

WR

$3

12

Cooper had 835 yards and eight TDs last year, but much of that came in three games of 361 yards and six scores.

98

 Tony Romo

QB

$10

11

Despite all the potshots, Romo has been a QB1 on a points-per-game basis every year of his career.

99

 Knowshon Moreno

RB

$3

5

After arthroscopic knee surgery, Moreno looks to be losing ground to Miller in the race to be the starting RB.

100

 Chris Ivory

RB

$3

11

If Chris Johnson falters in New York, Ivory will be there to scoop up the touches.

101

 Brandin Cooks

WR

$3

6

Cooks landed in the best spot for a rookie receiver. He could generate starter-worthy numbers in New Orleans.

102

 James Jones

WR

$3

5

Jones was always worth watching in GB, but he can be relegated to the dustbin now that he's with Oakland.

103

 Mike Evans

WR

$3

7

The Bucs drafted Evans in Round 1, teaming him up with fellow big WR Vincent Jackson. Lots of potential here.

104

 Dwayne Bowe

WR

$3

6

Bowe had a career low in receptions despite playing 15 games last year. His yards per catch average fell to 11.8.

105

 Jay Cutler

QB

$10

9

Playing in the center of one of the league's best offenses, Cutler could finish the year as a top-five QB.

106

 Anquan Boldin

WR

$3

8

Boldin had 85 catches for 1,179 yards and seven TDs last year, but his prospects are dimming with Crabtree healthy.

107

 Terrance West

RB

$3

4

Coming from the small school of Towson, West's skills are ideal for what Cleveland is looking for on the ground.

108

 Justin Hunter

WR

$3

9

Hunter, who's been compared to Alshon Jeffery, can be a huge red-zone weapon for Tennessee.

109

 Devonta Freeman

RB

$2

9

With Steven Jackson already hampered by a hamstring injury, the rookie looks like a great mid-round sleeper.

110

 Kyle Rudolph

TE

$1

10

Playing under offensive coordinator Norv Turner should be a good thing for the former Golden Domer.

111

 Philip Rivers

QB

$8

10

Rivers enjoyed a resurgence in 2013, but he should still be considered a backup in 12-team leagues.

112

 Tre Mason

RB

$2

4

The Rams plan on using the rookie as a change-of-pace running back behind sophomore Zac Stacy.

113

 Colin Kaepernick

QB

$8

8

Kaepernick just doesn't do enough in the air to trust him as a regular fantasy starter just yet.

114

 Seattle Seahawks

DST

$5

4

You'll have to move quick if you want the best DST over the past two years -- likely in Round 8 or earlier.

115

 Darren McFadden

RB

$2

5

If he's not injured, he's usually disappointing. Has started just 26 of 48 games over past three seasons.

116

 Josh Gordon

WR

$3

4

The fantasy community will have to wait to see the punishment handed down to Gordon.

117

 Jarrett Boykin

WR

$2

9

As the new No. 3 receiver in Green Bay, Boykin finds himself in a potentially lucrative spot.

118

 Marvin Jones

WR

$2

4

Cincinnati loves to throw the ball, though that impulse could be muted with Hue Jackson at the helm.

119

 Greg Jennings

WR

$2

10

At this point of his career, Jennings is no more than depth at the receiver position for fantasy owners.

120

 Ben Roethlisberger

QB

$7

12

Big Ben is playing with a top WR in Antonio Brown, and could outperform projections if Le'Veon Bell steps up.

121

 Brian Hartline

WR

$2

5

Hartline had more than 1,000 yards last year, but he caught just four TDs. His ceiling is no higher than that.

122

 Jeremy Hill

RB

$2

4

Hill could see goal-line work for the Bengals as the door closes on BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

123

 Russell Wilson

QB

$7

4

Wilson is a perfect fit for Seattle in real life, but that comes at the expense of his fantasy value.

124

 Markus Wheaton

WR

$2

12

Wheaton steps up alongside Antonio Brown to start in Pittsburgh with Emmanuel Sanders in Denver.

125

 Mark Ingram

RB

$2

6

Ingram has broken many fantasy owners' hearts, but that could change as he enters a contract season.

126

 Andre Brown

RB

$2

10

Brown inherits the backup job behind Arian Foster, who's coming off of back surgery.

127

 Kenny Stills

WR

$2

6

Stills never quite got going last year, but he should be on the field for a whole lot more snaps this season.

128

 Martellus Bennett

TE

$1

9

In Chicago alongside Marshall and Jeffery, Bennett turns this passing offense into triple towers.

129

 Tavon Austin

WR

$2

4

The Rams never figured out how to properly use Austin last year. The talent remains, but don't use a high pick.

130

 Charles Clay

TE

$1

5

Yet another tight end coming off a breakout season, Clay came through after Dustin Keller injured his knee.

131

 Rueben Randle

WR

$2

8

Randle has sleeper potential, given that he racked up 611 yards and six TDs on a struggling Giants team in '13.

132

 Zach Ertz

TE

$0

7

Should blow past Celek and become a viable fantasy player in his sophomore season with Chip Kelly's Eagles.

133

 Kelvin Benjamin

WR

$2

12

Benjamin is going to be responsible for carrying the Carolina receivers, which should result in a lot of targets.

134

 Carlos Hyde

RB

$2

8

Rookie out of Ohio State was considered the top back entering the draft, will work behind Gore.

135

 Khiry Robinson

RB

$2

6

Many expect him to overtake Ingram -- and possibly Thomas -- on Saints' depth chart.

136

 Jordan Matthews

WR

$2

7

The rookie Matthews will be given every opportunity to be the No. 3 receiver in Philadelphia's potent offense.

137

 Danny Amendola

WR

$2

10

Sure, Amendola is in a great spot with the Patriots, but how can any fantasy owners expect him to stay healthy?

138

 Christine Michael

RB

$1

4

Battling Knile Davis as top handcuff honors, the super sophomore will be much more involved in 2014.

139

 Shonn Greene

RB

$1

9

If rookie Bishop Sankey can't handle starting, Greene will slowly move in to steal the starting position.

140

 Jonathan Stewart

RB

$1

12

Backing up the lowest-ranked starting tailback gives Stewart some value, but not much.

141

 LeGarrette Blount

RB

$1

12

After a great second-half of 2013, Blount signs to back up Bell in Pittsburgh.

142

 Andy Dalton

QB

$6

4

Dalton always seems to follow a huge game with two duds. He'd be five spots higher if he had any consistency.

143

 Eli Manning

QB

$5

8

Manning is clearly a fantasy backup at this point, but there's some solid talent on the Giants offense.

144

 Steve Smith

WR

$2

11

Smith can still stretch the field deep, and his new QB, Joe Flacco, has always been able to throw a pretty deep ball.

145

 Knile Davis

RB

$1

6

Expected to get more work behind top RB Charles in his sophomore year. The top handcuff for 2014?

146

 Ryan Tannehill

QB

$5

5

Tannehill showed marked improvement last year. Expect him to take another step in his development.

147

 Ladarius Green

TE

$0

10

Green should officially overtake Gates this season -- in fantasy if not on the depth chart -- with his big-play ability.

148

 Steve Johnson

WR

$2

8

The consistently underwhelming Johnson has a new home, but that's unlikely to boost his fantasy value.

149

 Josh McCown

QB

$5

7

McCown will have trouble repeating last year's magic without Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

150

 Donald Brown

RB

$1

10

Brown is waiting in the wings to replace either Mathews or Woodhead if one gets injured.

151

 S.F. 49ers

DST

$3

8

Despite losing linebackers Bowman and Aldon Smith for a bit, this DST remains one of the best.

152

 Sam Bradford

QB

$4

4

Was quietly having a nice 2013 season (1,687 yards, 14 TDs in seven games) before suffering a torn ACL.

153

 Cincinnati Bengals

DST

$3

4

Returning injured players stock an already formidable defensive unit in Cincinnati.

154

 Carolina Panthers

DST

$3

12

Carolina's devastating pass rush should compensate for an inexperienced secondary.

155

 Carson Palmer

QB

$4

4

Palmer has good weapons in Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Ellington. Upside aplenty.

156

 EJ Manuel

QB

$4

9

The Bills traded up to get Manuel a top-flight weapon in Sammy Watkins. Now the onus is on him.

157

 St. Louis Rams

DST

$3

4

A stacked defense, led by Laurinaitis, Long and Quinn, paired with Tavon Austin as their return man.

158

 Aaron Dobson

WR

$2

10

The only sure things in NE are Gronkowski and Edelman. Someone will have to step up, and it could be Dobson.

159

 Cody Latimer

WR

$2

4

Latimer may not get a shot until later in the year, but he's a great guy to draft and stash given that he's in Denver.

160

 Ahmad Bradshaw

RB

$1

10

All healed from last season's neck injury, Bradshaw could compete for more work if Richardson disappoints.

161

 Odell Beckham Jr.

WR

$2

8

With plenty of competition on the depth chart behind Cruz, Beckham will have to prove himself in training camp.

162

 Joe Flacco

QB

$3

11

Flacco now has two receivers (Torrey Smith, Steve Smith) that can take advantage of his big arm.

163

 Rod Streater

WR

$2

5

Streater should start opposite James Jones in Oakland, but the Raiders' passing game leaves a lot to be desired.

164

 Lance Dunbar

RB

$1

11

The dynamic running back could see time even if Cowboys starter DeMarco Murray never gets injured.

165

 Heath Miller

TE

$0

12

Miller was sidelined with a knee injury in 2013, but he's one of Roethisberger's favorite targets in the end zone.

166

 Denver Broncos

DST

$2

4

Adding DeMarcus Ware and Aqib Talib should help when foes have to go to the air to catch up against Peyton.

167

 Arizona Cardinals

DST

$2

4

Yet another excellent defense/special teams unit from the NFC West, the Cardinals do a little bit of everything well.

168

 Jared Cook

TE

$0

4

Cook is a prime breakout candidate after his first season in St. Louis. A healthy Sam Bradford should help him out.

169

 Brandon LaFell

WR

$2

10

You could do worse than taking a chance on a guy on the Patriots offense this late in your draft.

170

 Andre Williams

RB

$1

8

Williams started the preseason with a touchdown run, and he should see regular season goal-line work, too.

171

 Robert Woods

WR

$2

9

The second-year man is another favorite sleeper after catching 40 passes for 587 yards and three TDs in '13.

172

 N.E. Patriots

DST

$2

10

Belichick brings in Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner for the secondary, as stud players return from injury.

173

 Miles Austin

WR

$1

4

So much of football is about opportunity, and Austin will have that in Cleveland.

174

 Denarius Moore

WR

$1

5

Moore has slid down to No. 3 on the Oakland depth chart, making him essentially a non-factor in leagues.

175

 Antonio Gates

TE

$0

10

Formerly one of the best tight ends in fantasy, Gates is now going to be a guy that shines every now and again.

176

 Harry Douglas

WR

$1

9

Douglas had a cup of coffee with owners last year, but with Jones and White healthy, that's unlikely in '14.

177

 Doug Baldwin

WR

$1

4

Baldwin figures to be the No. 2 receiver in Seattle, trailing only the injury-prone Percy Harvin. Sleeper alert.

178

 Alex Smith

QB

$3

6

Smith remains the poster boy for the term "game manager." That isn't a good thing in fantasy leagues.

179

 Marqise Lee

WR

$1

11

Lee is definitely a cut below his fellow rookie receivers, and being in Jacksonville only makes it worse.

180

 Roy Helu

RB

$0

10

Helu is better in the passing game than Morris, but has to earn more touches in Gruden's offense.

181

 Stepfan Taylor

RB

$0

4

If skeptics are right about Ellington's ability to work a full load, Taylor will be waiting in the wings.

182

 Andrew Hawkins

WR

$1

4

Hawkins had a mini-run of fantasy relevance with the Bengals in 2012, but that petered out last season.

183

 Baltimore Ravens

DST

$1

11

While this is an aging unit, it should score more often than it did in 2013.

184

 Kansas City Chiefs

DST

$1

6

Like the Ravens, the Chiefs are regressing back to the mean, which means fewer defensive touchdowns.

185

 James Starks

RB

$0

9

An early retirement of Johnathan Franklin (neck injury) makes Starks' the likely backup to Lacy.

186

 Johnny Manziel

QB

$3

4

Manziel is the upside play in Cleveland, but Brian Hoyer is likely to get the first shot.

187

 Jake Locker

QB

$3

9

If Locker can stay healthy, he can be a fantasy weapon. That has proven to be a big if.

188

 Matt Prater

K

$2

4

He may not get another 75 extra points this year, but he was also 25-for-26 on field goal attempts.

189

 C.J. Anderson

RB

$0

4

If Ball can't produce in his second season, the Broncos might go with the bowling ball-like Anderson.

190

 Eric Ebron

TE

$0

9

The rookie will eventually become one of Stafford's favorite targets, but he'll likely struggle early on.

191

 Bryce Brown

RB

$0

9

Brown was brought in this offseason as the possible future, as Spiller and Jackson enter contract years.

192

 Delanie Walker

TE

$0

9

Locker is healthy (for now), and the Titans are hoping Walker and Justin Hunter can become end-zone targets.

193

 Stephen Gostkowski

K

$2

10

As rock solid as they come -- he has led the league in scoring each of the last two years.

194

 Dexter McCluster

WR

$1

9

McCluster can bring a new dynamic to the Tennessee offense, but he's only a viable option in deeper leagues.

195

 Mike Williams

WR

$1

9

Williams has been an every-other-year guy in his four NFL seasons. Give him a shot if you believe in that sort of stuff.

196

 Steven Hauschka

K

$2

4

Hauschka's 94.3-percent success rate last year was second to Matt Prater's, but he attempted nine more FGs.

197

 Latavius Murray

RB

$0

5

Murray sits behind Jones-Drew and McFadden, both of whom are incredibly inconsistent.

198

 Tyler Eifert

TE

$0

4

Another second-year tight end, Eifert should receive more attention now in a new offense.

199

 Dwayne Allen

TE

$0

10

Allen's coming back from a hip injury that ended his 2013 after Week 1. He should be one of Luck's top targets.

200

 Kenbrell Thompkins

WR

$1

10

Thompkins was everybody's favorite sleeper last year. Monitor his use in the exhibition games.

201

 Charles Sims

RB

$0

7

The Buccaneers drafted him early in the third round to work passing downs in a new offense.

202

 Jerricho Cotchery

WR

$1

12

Someone has to catch passes in Carolina, right? Cotchery, who had 10 TDs last year, has sneaky value.

203

 James White

RB

$0

10

White could be auditioning this season to be top back next season, as Ridley and Vereen are in contract years.

204

 Justin Tucker

K

$2

11

Tucker has a big leg (he made a 61-yarder last year), and connected on 92.7 percent of his field goal attempts.

205

 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DST

$1

7

Lovie Smith returns to town ready to help a young squad improve from average last season.

206

 Dan Bailey

K

$2

11

Bailey is remarkably consistent, having finished in the top 10 each of the last three seasons.

207

 Teddy Bridgewater

QB

$3

10

Bridgewater, not Manziel, is the rookie quarterback that you want to have on your team.

208

 Jordan Todman

RB

$0

11

Todman is set to handle backup duties behind Gerhart in Jacksonville, but he may see some game action.

209

 Geno Smith

QB

$2

11

Smith appears to be the favorite for the Jets' job, yet remains no more than a backup in fantasy leagues.

210

 Malcom Floyd

WR

$1

10

Talent has never been a question for Floyd, but his health is questionable season after season.

211

 Cleveland Browns

DST

$1

4

Cornerback Joe Haden headlines this defense, but it'll be on the field a lot again, it seems.

212

 Phil Dawson

K

$1

8

Dawson just needed to get himself out of Cleveland to become relevant to fantasy owners.

213

 Matt Schaub

QB

$2

5

Schaub needed a change of scenery more than any other QB in the league, but Oakland is not the ideal spot.

214

 Ryan Fitzpatrick

QB

$2

10

Fitzpatrick has a little bit of deep sleeper buzz thanks to Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins and Arian Foster.

215

 Isaiah Crowell

RB

$0

4

The 2011 SEC Freshman of the Year has talent, and he just needs to take advantage of opportunities.

216

 Blair Walsh

K

$1

10

Walsh didn't replicate his rookie success, but he still drilled 26-of-30 field goal attempts last year.

217

 Mike Tolbert

RB

$0

12

The more things change, the more thay stay the same as Tolbert plays FB for Williams and Stewart.

218

 Matt Bryant

K

$1

9

With the Atlanta offense fully healthy, Bryant should once again be a fantasy starter.

219

 Kenny Britt

WR

$1

4

If you're inclined to take a shot on a receiver at this stage of the draft, go with someone as talented as Britt.

220

 Ka'Deem Carey

RB

$0

9

Forte was one of the most used RBs last season, and Carey should get a chance to give him a breather.

221

 Houston Texans

DST

$0

10

No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney joins J.J. Watt to possibly make the best pass-rushing tandem in years.

222

 Alex Henery

K

$1

7

Despite the success of the Eagles offense, Henery ranked 19th among kickers in '13, missing five of 28 FG attempts.

223

 Garrett Graham

TE

$0

10

With Owen Daniels out of town and three shaky QBs on the roster, Graham could see a lot of check-downs.

224

 Jace Amaro

TE

$0

11

The rookie will have to beat out Jeff Cumberland (not difficult) and score some TDs for the Jets (difficult).

225

 Nick Novak

K

$1

10

Novak rode a resurgent San Diego offense to the third-most fantasy points among kickers a season ago.

226

 Nate Washington

WR

$1

9

Washington will be just about the most boring pick in any draft in which he is selected.

227

 Jacquizz Rodgers

RB

$0

9

With just under 3.7 yards per carry in his career, Rodgers might lose Falcons' backup gig to Freeman.

228

 Marlon Brown

WR

$1

11

Brown had seven touchdowns last year, but his value takes a big hit with Steve Smith in town.

229

 BenJarvus Green-Ellis

RB

$0

4

Cincinnati drafted rookie Jeremy Hill to replace Green-Ellis on short yardage attacks.

230

 Lache Seastrunk

RB

$0

10

The rookie out of Baylor could work his way up to be the top backup behind Morris in Washington.

231

 Mason Crosby

K

$1

9

Crosby bounced back from a miserable 2012 season, and will always be a top option so long as he's in Green Bay.

232

 Chris Givens

WR

$1

4

There are too many No. 3/4 receivers in St. Louis, and Givens doesn't have a unique talent to distinguish himself.

233

 Coby Fleener

TE

$0

10

Luck's teammate at Stanford had some good games, but he really hasn't progressed as we all had hoped.

234

 Marcus Lattimore

RB

$0

8

Still working his way back from a horrific college knee injury, it remains to be seen what he can offer in 2014.

235

 Shayne Graham

K

$1

6

The Saints' kicker will always be an attractive fantasy option with Drew Brees in town.

236

 Michael Vick

QB

$1

11

Vick is always tempting, but he's No. 2 on the depth chart and, at 34 years old, is a huge injury risk.

237

 Marquess Wilson

WR

$1

9

Wilson is worth considering in very deep leagues thanks to the high-powered Chicago passing game.

238

 Jeremy Kerley

WR

$1

11

Kerley should start opposite Eric Decker and, at 25 years old, he still has plenty of room to grow.

239

 Brian Hoyer

QB

$1

4

Hoyer played well in three games before tearing his ACL. Don't assume Manziel will start in Cleveland.

240

 Jerick McKinnon

WR

$1

10

Patterson and Jennings are the starters, but McKinnon can move up to No. 3 with a strong training camp.

241

 Jerrel Jernigan

WR

$1

8

Jernigan finished the season with a flourish, catching 19 of 27 targets for 237 yards and two touchdowns.

242

 Austin Seferian-Jenkins

TE

$0

7

The big man will try to be Josh McCown's new Martellus Bennett in Tampa Bay. Expect late-season progress.

243

 Marcel Reece

RB

$0

5

Reece will work as the fullback in Oakland's offense once again and get some use in the passing game.

244

 Da'Rick Rogers

WR

$1

10

With Hilton, Wayne and Nicks ahead of him, Rogers does not warrant fantasy owners' attention on draft day.

245

 Andre Roberts

WR

$1

10

Whoever emerges as the No. 3 receiver in Washington could have some value, and Roberts is the favorite.

246

 Jermaine Kearse

WR

$1

4

Kearse benefits from a lack of receiving options in Seattle, which should help him take root as the No. 3 receiver.

247

 Chris Polk

RB

$0

7

Polk sits third on the depth chart behind McCoy and Sproles, but loses Bryce Brown.

248

 Brandon Bolden

RB

$0

10

Bolden played well last season, but drafting James White likely pushes Bolden to fourth on the depth chart.

249

 Robert Turbin

RB

$0

4

With Lynch and Michael ahead of him, Turbin needs an injury or two to become fantasy worthy.

250

 Davante Adams

WR

$1

9

This late in your draft, you might as well take a shot on a guy who plays in one of the league's best offenses.

251

 Nate Burleson

WR

$1

4

Regardless of what happens with Josh Gordon, Burleson carries scant fantasy value into the season.

252

 Marcedes Lewis

TE

$0

11

The veteran is on the downside of his career, but he's still one of Jacksonville's best bets near the goal line.

253

 Donnie Avery

WR

$1

6

It's hard to trust anyone in the K.C. passing game, making Avery someone owners should ignore on draft day

254

 Eddie Royal

WR

$1

10

Royal had a burst of fantasy value last year that evaporated quickly. He isn't significant in fantasy leagues.

255

 Scott Chandler

TE

$0

9

Bills receivers, including Chandler, won't be great fantasy options until E.J. Manuel becomes more consistent.

256

 Levine Toilolo

TE

$0

9

Taking over for Tony Gonzalez can't be easy, but the Falcons should work the 6-foot-8 Toilolo into the offense.

257

 Daniel Thomas

RB

$0

5

Lost opportunities finally caught up with Thomas as he's shoved down the depth chart.

258

 Robbie Gould

K

$1

9

Gould has added some range as he has gotten older, and is now tied to one of the league's best offenses.

259

 Bobby Rainey

RB

$0

7

After totaling 566 rushing yards and five touchdowns last season, Rainey is now just a backup again.

260

 Travis Kelce

TE

$0

6

After missing '13 after knee microfracture surgery, Kelce will have a freshman's body with a sophomore's brain.

261

 Andrew Quarless

TE

$0

9

Not known for being a great receiver, Quarless will do his best to replace Jermichael Finley's talent.

262

 Mohamed Sanu

WR

$1

4

Sanu has the size to be a weapon for Andy Dalton, but he has been passed by Marvin Jones on the depth chart.

263

 Denard Robinson

RB

$0

11

Robinson impressed in his first season as a tailback, but he remains third on the Jaguars' depth chart.

264

 Miami Dolphins

DST

$0

5

DE Cameron Wake remains one of the few defensive stars, making this unit good in certain matchups.

265

 Ryan Williams

RB

$0

11

Murray is often injured, and the Cowboys don't have much experience lined up behind him.

266

 Joseph Randle

RB

$0

11

Randle underwhelmed in his 2013 audition and now sits at the bottom of the depth chart in Indianapolis.

267

 Derek Carr

QB

$1

5

The Raiders drafted Carr to be their quarterback of the future. Alas, that future does not begin in 2014.

268

 Matt Cassel

QB

$1

10

Cassel may begin the year as the starter, but the Teddy Bridgewater clock is ticking very loudly.

269

 Darrius Heyward-Bey

WR

$1

12

Heyward-Bey is part of a group of potential No. 3 receivers for the Steelers, but it's hard to believe in him.

270

 Pittsburgh Steelers

DST

$0

12

After adding some youth, this unit is a great streaming option to start the season.

271

 Mike James

RB

$0

7

James sparkled in starts last year after Martin went down, but he resumes his "forgotten" status in 2014.

272

 Ryan Succop

K

$1

6

Succop made fewer than 80 percent of his attempts last year and really struggled from distance.

273

 Jonathan Dwyer

RB

$0

4

After four seasons in Pittsburgh, Dwyer rejoins Bruce Arians in the desert as a backup running back again.

274

 Storm Johnson

RB

$0

11

Johnson's a complete back without outstanding attributes who rejoins former UCF teammate Blake Bortles.

275

 Tim Wright

TE

$0

7

An over-achieving rookie season was met with the Bucs signing Brandon Myers and drafting Seferian-Jenkins.

276

 Lance Moore

WR

$1

12

Moore's marginal fantasy value was always based on his presence in New Orleans. Now in Pittsburgh, take a pass.

277

 Chicago Bears

DST

$0

9

Bringing in Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston should help this defense return to at least average.

278

 Dri Archer

RB

$0

12

Archer ran a 4.26 at the NFL combine and likely ranks as one of the fastest men in the league.

279

 Martavis Bryant

WR

$1

12

The Steelers drafted Bryant out of Clemson in the fourth round this year. He's a guy to watch in training camp.

280

 Allen Robinson

WR

$1

11

Based on the fact that someone has to catch passes in Jacksonville, Robinson could be worth a late pick.

281

 Owen Daniels

TE

$0

11

Daniels is back with Gary Kubiak, who will run the offense in Baltimore, but he's second behind Pitta.

282

 Buffalo Bills

DST

$0

9

Second only to the Panthers, the Bills recorded 57 sacks in 2013.

283

 Adam Vinatieri

K

$1

10

At 41 years old, Vinatieri still has it. He made 35 field goals in 2013.

284

 New Orleans Saints

DST

$0

6

The Saints added Jairus Byrd and Champ Bailey to an already solid pass defense for 2014.

285

 Graham Gano

K

$1

12

Gano had a strong 2013 season, making 24-of-27 field goal attempts, including six from beyond 50.

286

 Connor Barth

K

$1

7

Barth, who missed last year with a torn Achilles, made nine field goals of at least 50 yards in 2012.

287

 Benny Cunningham

RB

$0

4

There's too much talent ahead of Cunningham in St. Louis for him to make a fantasy impact.

288

 Chad Henne

QB

$1

11

Henne is merely keeping the seat warm for rookie QB Blake Bortles in Jacksonville.

289

 Blake Bortles

QB

$1

11

Bortles should be starting in Jacksonville at some point, but that's not an offense in which owners should invest.

290

 Jermaine Gresham

TE

$0

4

It's a contract season for Gresham, who will likely give way to second-year man Eifert in terms of targets.

291

 Mychal Rivera

TE

$0

5

Keep an eye on Rivera, who after a QB carousel in 2013 now gets TE-friendly Matt Schaub throwing to him.

292

 Brandon Pettigrew

TE

$0

9

The Lions' selection of Ebron in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft tells Pettigrew all he needs to know.

293

 Jacoby Jones

WR

$1

11

Jones has never had a season with at least 600 yards and has reached 50 receptions just once.

294

 Bilal Powell

RB

$0

11

Powell gets pushed further down the depth chart after the Jets signed Chris Johnson.

295

 Jermichael Finley

N/A

TE

$0

N/A

Another player coming off of a major neck injury, Finley needs to find a team before a fantasy team finds him.

296

 Travaris Cadet

RB

$0

6

Third-year man out of App. State could pick up some of touches formerly going to Sproles.

297

 Ronnie Hillman

RB

$0

4

Once had a chance at starting, but couldn't protect Peyton Manning, and that's Rule No. 1 for Broncos RBs.

298

 Brian Quick

WR

$1

4

Quick's competition at wide receiver in St. Louis isn't exactly stiff, so he could become fantasy-relevant.

299

 Ace Sanders

WR

$1

11

The Jacksonville receiving corps is muddled, and that could create an opportunity for Sanders.

300

 DuJuan Harris

RB

$0

9

Harris is third behind Lacy and Starks, and will likely need an injury to be relevant in most leagues.