2011 Fantasy Football Ranks: Top 280

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Athlon Sports Team by Team Breakdowns

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points.

1 point for 40 return yards

Athlon's NFL Fantasy Positional Rankings and Cheat Sheets for 2011

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Top 280

Top 240 with IDPs

IDP Positional Rankings

Athlon's NFL Fantasy Top 280 Ranks for 2011

Rk Player Team POS Bye
1 Arian Foster* HOU RB 11
2 Adrian Peterson MIN RB 9
3 Ray Rice BAL RB 5
4 LeSean McCoy PHI RB 7
5 Jamaal Charles KC RB 6
6 Aaron Rodgers GB QB 8
7 Andre Johnson HOU WR 11
8 Chris Johnson TEN RB 6
9 Rashard Mendenhall PIT RB 11
10 Roddy White ATL WR 8
11 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC RB 9
12 Darren McFadden OAK RB 8
13 Steven Jackson STL RB 5
14 Calvin Johnson DET WR 9
15 Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR 6
16 Matt Forte CHI RB 8
17 Frank Gore SF RB 7
18 Michael Turner ATL RB 8
19 Tom Brady NE QB 7
20 Hakeem Nicks NYG WR 7
21 Philip Rivers SD QB 6
22 Drew Brees NO QB 11
23 Mike Wallace PIT WR 11
24 Peyton Manning** IND QB 11
25 Michael Vick PHI QB 7
26 Vincent Jackson SD WR 6
27 Shonn Greene NYJ RB 8
28 Greg Jennings GB WR 8
29 Reggie Wayne** IND WR 11
30 DeSean Jackson PHI WR 7
31 Mark Ingram NO RB 11
32 Antonio Gates SD TE 6
33 LeGarrette Blount TB RB 8
34 Dwayne Bowe KC WR 6
35 Jason Witten DAL TE 5
36 Dallas Clark IND TE 11
37 Dez Bryant DAL WR 5
38 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG RB 7
39 Miles Austin DAL WR 5
40 Jermichael Finley GB TE 8
41 Ryan Mathews SD RB 6
42 Peyton Hillis CLE RB 5
43 Santonio Holmes NYJ WR 8
44 Mike Williams TB WR 8
45 Brandon Marshall MIA WR 5
46 Brandon Lloyd DEN WR 6
47 Wes Welker NE WR 7
48 Vernon Davis SF TE 7
49 Matt Ryan ATL QB 8
50 Tony Romo DAL QB 5
51 Jahvid Best DET RB 9
52 Felix Jones DAL RB 5
53 Anquan Boldin BAL WR 5
54 DeAngelo Williams CAR RB 9
55 Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB 11
56 Matt Schaub HOU QB 11
57 Cedric Benson CIN RB 7
58 Marshawn Lynch SEA RB 6
59 Knowshon Moreno DEN RB 6
60 Jospeh Addai IND RB 11
61 BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE RB 7
62 Austin Collie** IND WR 11
63 Mario Manningham NYG WR 7
64 Jeremy Maclin PHI WR 7
65 Marques Colston NO WR 11
66 Julio Jones ATL WR 8
67 Kenny Britt TEN WR 6
68 Steve Johnson BUF WR 7
69 Percy Harvin MIN WR 9
70 Eli Manning NYG QB 7
71 Joe Flacco BAL QB 5
72 Beanie Wells ARI RB 6
73 Sam Bradford STL QB 5
74 Sidney Rice SEA WR 6
75 Santana Moss WAS WR 5
76 Josh Freeman TB QB 8
77 Matthew Stafford DET QB 9
78 Reggie Bush MIA RB 5
79 Daniel Thomas MIA RB 5
80 Brandon Jacobs NYG RB 7
81 Brandon Pettigrew DET TE 9
82 Jimmy Graham NO TE 11
83 Fred Jackson BUF RB 7
84 James Starks GB RB 8
85 Mike Tolbert SD RB 6
86 Ryan Grant GB RB 8
87 Mike Thomas JAC WR 9
88 Jacoby Ford OAK WR 8
89 Jonathan Stewart CAR RB 9
90 Tim Hightower WAS RB 5
91 Roy Helu WAS RB 5
92 C.J. Spiller BUF RB 7
93 Danny Amendola STL WR 5
94 Lance Moore NO WR 11
95 Pierre Garcon** IND WR 11
96 Montario Hardesty CLE RB 5
97 Michael Bush OAK RB 8
98 Willis McGahee DEN RB 6
99 Pittsburgh DST PIT DST 11
100 Jay Cutler CHI QB 8
101 Green Bay DST GB DST 8
102 Marcedes Lewis JAC TE 9
103 Owen Daniels HOU TE 11
104 Steve Smith CAR WR 9
105 New England DST NE DST 7
106 New York Jets DST NYJ DST 8
107 Ben Tate HOU RB 11
108 Davone Bess MIA WR 5
109 Deion Branch NE WR 7
110 Chad Ochocinco NE WR 7
111 Philadelphia DST PHI DST 7
112 Chicago DST CHI DST 8
113 A.J. Green CIN WR 7
114 Greg Little CLE WR 5
115 Kevin Kolb ARI QB 6
116 Arrelious Benn TB WR 8
117 Plaxico Burress NYJ WR 8
118 Rob Gronkowski NE TE 7
119 Javon Ringer TEN RB 6
120 Pierre Thomas NO RB 11
121 Kyle Orton DEN QB 6
122 Aaron Hernandez NE TE 7
123 Tony Gonzalez ATL TE 8
124 Kellen Winslow TB TE 8
125 Braylon Edwards SF WR 7
126 Colt McCoy CLE QB 5
127 Nate Burleson DET WR 9
128 Roy Williams CHI WR 8
129 Brandon Gibson STL WR 5
130 Mike Sims-Walker STL WR 5
131 Lee Evans BAL WR 5
132 Johnny Knox CHI WR 8
133 Devin Hester CHI WR 8
134 Earl Bennett CHI WR 8
135 Delone Carter IND RB 11
136 Mark Sanchez NYJ QB 8
137 Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF QB 7
138 Matt Cassel KC QB 6
139 Steve Breaston KC WR 5
140 Malcom Floyd SD WR 6
141 Jordy Nelson GB WR 8
142 Victor Cruz NYG WR 7
143 Michael Crabtree SF WR 7
144 Emmanuel Sanders PIT WR 11
145 Harry Douglas ATL WR 8
146 Dezmon Briscoe TB WR 8
147 Jacoby Jones HOU WR 11
148 Robert Meachem NO WR 11
149 Kendall Hunter SF RB 7
150 DeMarco Murray DAL RB 5
151 Danny Woodhead NE RB 7
152 Darren Sproles NO RB 11
153 Detroit DST DET DST 9
154 Thomas Jones KC RB 6
155 LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ RB 8
156 Zach Miller SEA TE 6
157 Jared Cook TEN TE 6
158 Dallas DST DAL DST 5
159 Jason Campbell OAK QB 8
160 Donovan McNabb MIN QB 9
161 Tampa Bay DST TB DST 8
162 Atlanta DST ATL DST 8
163 Dustin Keller NYJ TE 8
164 Jermaine Gresham CIN TE 7
165 New York Giants DST NYG DST 7
166 Stevan Ridley NE RB 7
167 Ronnie Brown PHI RB 7
168 Justin Forsett SEA RB 6
169 Jason Snelling ATL RB 8
170 Chad Henne MIA QB 5
171 Marion Barber CHI RB 8
172 Bernard Scott CIN RB 7
173 Earnest Graham TB RB 8
174 Isaac Redman PIT RB 11
175 Deji Karim JAC RB 9
176 Matt Hassellbeck TEN QB 6
177 Baltimore DST BAL DST 5
178 Nate Kaeding SD K 6
179 Heath Miller PIT TE 11
180 Benjamin Watson CLE TE 5
181 Greg Olsen CAR TE 9
182 Mason Crosby GB K 8
183 Kansas City DST KC DST 6
184 Mike Williams SEA WR 6
185 Derrick Mason NYJ WR 8
186 Hines Ward PIT WR 11
187 Eddie Royal DEN WR 6
188 Eric Decker DEN WR 6
189 Sebastian Janikowski OAK K 8
190 Houston DST HOU DST 11
191 New Orleans DST NO DST 11
192 Stephen Gostkowski NE K 7
193 Matt Bryant ATL K 8
194 Andre Roberts ARI WR 6
195 Chris Cooley WAS TE 5
196 Todd Heap ARI TE 6
197 Kevin Boss OAK TE 8
198 Lance Kendricks STL TE 5
199 Kyle Rudolph MIN TE 9
200 Jordan Shipley CIN WR 7
201 Brian Hartline MIA WR 5
202 Jason Hill JAC WR 9
203 Jabar Gaffney WAS WR 5
204 Antonio Brown PIT WR 11
205 Jerome Simpson CIN WR 7
206 Cam Newton CAR QB 9
207 Andy Dalton CIN QB 7
208 Ryan Torain WAS RB 5
209 Tashard Choice DAL RB 5
210 Mike Goodson CAR RB 9
211 Toby Gerhart MIN RB 9
212 Jamie Harper TEN RB 6
213 LaRod Stephens-Howling ARI RB 6
214 Josh Brown STL K 5
215 Neil Rackers HOU K 11
216 Rob Bironas TEN K 6
217 Alex Henery PHI K 7
218 Adam Vinatieri IND K 11
219 James Jones GB WR 8
220 Danario Alexander STL WR 5
221 Torrey Smith BA: WR 5
222 Titus Young DET WR 5
223 Blair White IND WR 11
224 Donald Driver GB WR 8
225 Nate Washington TEN WR 6
226 Jonathan Baldwin KC WR 6
227 Dexter McCluster KC WR 6
228 Edmond Gates MIA WR 5
229 Cecil Shorts JAC WR 9
230 Steve Smith PHI WR 7
231 Denarius Moore OAK WR 8
232 Anthony Armstrong WAS WR 5
233 Brent Celek PHI TE 7
234 Visanthe Shiancoe MIN TE 9
235 Evan Moore CLE TE 5
236 Fred Davis WAS TE 5
237 Ed Dickson BAL TE 5
238 Anthony Fasano MIA TE 5
239 Nick Folk NYJ K 8
240 John Kasay NO K 11
241 Lawrence Tynes NYG K 7
242 Robbie Gould CHI K 8
243 San Diego DST SD DST 6
244 Oakland DST OAK DST 8
245 Golden Tate SEA WR 6
246 Devin Aromashodu MIN WR 9
247 Legedu Naanee CAR WR 9
248 Vincent Brown SD WR 6
249 Randall Cobb GB WR 8
250 Mewelde Moore PIT RB 11
251 Jacquizz Rodgers ATL RB 8
252 Donald Brown IND RB 11
253 Cadillac Williams STL RB 5
254 Derrick Ward HOU RB 11
255 Tony Scheffler DET TE 9
256 Jacob Tamme IND TE 11
257 Alex Smith SF QB 7
258 David Garrard FA QB  
259 Vince Young PHI QB 7
260 Leon Washington SEA RB 6
261 Jordan Todman SD RB 6
262 Joe McKnight NYJ RB 8
263 Ricky Williams BAL RB 5
264 Anthony Dixon SF RB 7
265 Mohamed Massaquoi CLE WR 5
266 Brian Robiskie CLE WR 5
267 Michael Jenkins MIN WR 9
268 Louis Murphy OAK WR 8
269 Chaz Schilens OAK WR 8
270 Shane Vereen NE RB 7
271 Jake Locker TEN QB 6
272 Christian Ponder MIN QB 9
273 Blaine Gabbert JAC QB 9
274 Colin Kaepernick SF QB 7
275 John Beck WAS QB 5
276 Rex Grossman WAS QB 5
277 San Francisco DST SF DST 7
278 Minnesota DST MIN DST 9
279 Tennessee DST TEN DST 6
280 Jeremy Shockey CAR TE 9

*If Arian Foster's hamstring injury turns out to be a tear and he misses the first three-four games, he would drop to 27 in the rankings.
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If Manning's neck injury keeps him out four-five games, he would drop to 100 in the rankings, Reggie Wayne drops to 67th, Austin Collie to 109th, Pierre Garcon to 141st.

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