Fantasy Football 2013 Big Board (Top 250)

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NFL training camps are in full swing with league-wide preseason action ready to commence later this week. Better still, the official start of the regular season is a little more than a month away, which means this is a perfect time to update Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Big Board.

If there's any early headline for training camp action so far, it's been the number of significant injuries that have already occurred, several of them being season-ending. Injures were already a factor before training camps even began with Michael Crabtree tearing his ACL and Rob Gronkowski undergoing back surgery, and this trend has continued.

Jeremy Maclin and Dennis Pitta are already lost for the season, while Percy Harvin will miss a significant chunk of it after undergoing hip surgery. Not only do these injuries impact these players' respective offenses, the ripple effect carries over to the fantasy world too.

There also are other early injuries that bear watching, such as Arian Foster's calf and back issues that held the Texans' workhorse out of training camp so far. Neither issue is expected to be serious or linger into the start of the season, which is why Foster remains No. 2 on our big board. Still, this is certainly a situation worth keeping an eye on, as is things like Robert Griffin III's return from his knee injury, Ben Roethlisberger's recovery form offseason knee surgery, Maurice Jones-Drew's comeback from foot surgery, and others.

Fantasy Football 2013: Preseason Big Board (Top 250)
Last updated Aug. 7

RkPlayerTeamPOSByeComment
1Adrian PetersonMINRB5 
2Arian FosterHOURB8Keep an eye on calf injury.
3Marshawn LynchSEARB12 
4Ray RiceBALRB8 
5Jamaal CharlesKCRB10Could be in for huge season.
6Calvin JohnsonDETWR9Top fantasy WR had just 5 TDs.
7Doug MartinTBRB5Sophomore slump coming?
8C.J. SpillerBUFRB12 
9Trent RichardsonCLERB10 
10LeSean McCoyPHIRB12Is he Kelly's No. 1 weapon?
11Dez BryantDALWR11 
12Aaron RodgersGBQB4 
13Drew BreesNOQB7 
14A.J. GreenCINWR12 
15Alfred MorrisWASRB5 
16Steven JacksonATLRB6 
17Peyton ManningDENQB9More weapons for No. 18.
18Matt ForteCHIRB8 
19Brandon MarshallCHIWR8 
20Demaryius ThomasDENWR9 
21Julio JonesATLWR6 
22Tom BradyNEQB10Really needs a healthy Gronk.
23Jimmy GrahamNOTE7 
24Vincent JacksonTBWR5 
25Andre JohnsonHOUWR8 
26Randall CobbGBWR4 
27Stevan RidleyNERB10 
28Roddy WhiteATLWR6 
29Larry FitzgeraldARIWR9New QB should help.
30Victor CruzNYGWR9 
31Wes WelkerDENWR9New team, same results.
32Marques ColstonNOWR7 
33Chris JohnsonTENRB8Can he be elite again?
34Cam NewtonCARQB4 
35Maurice Jones-DrewJACRB9Will he return to old form?
36Frank GoreSFRB9 
37Reggie WayneINDWR8 
38Jordy NelsonGBWR4 
39Matt RyanATLQB6 
40David WilsonNYGRB9 
41Darren McFaddenOAKRB7New scheme, same RB?
42Montee BallDENRB9Golden opportunity for rookie.
43Mike WallaceMIAWR6Will he miss Big Ben?
44Danny AmendolaNEWR10Is he Welker-esque?
45Hakeem NicksNYGWR9Groin injury keeping him off field.
46Colin KaepernickSFQB9The stage is all his.
47Matthew StaffordDETQB9Hoping to bounce back.
48Andrew LuckINDQB8New OC, same Luck?
49Dwayne BoweKCWR10Could he break out in '13?
50Jason WittenDALTE11 
51Darren SprolesNORB7 
52Steve SmithCARWR4 
53Tony RomoDALQB11No excuses now.
54Eric DeckerDENWR9 
55Antonio BrownPITWR5Big Ben's new No. 1.
56Eli ManningNYGQB9 
57Pierre GarconWASWR5 
58DeSean JacksonPHIWR12Clear-cut No. 1 after Maclin's injury.
59Tony GonzalezATLTE6Can he do it again?
60Torrey SmithBALWR8It's his time to shine.
61DeMarco MurrayDALRB11 
62Reggie BushDETRB9Back on turf in DET.
63Vernon DavisSFTE9Could see snaps at WR.
64Anquan BoldinSFWR9No. 1 option w/o Crabtree.
65Stevie JohnsonBUFWR12Dealing with hamstring issue.
66James JonesGBWR4 
67Ryan MathewsSDRB8 
68Russell WilsonSEAQB12Harvin's injury is huge blow.
69Robert Griffin IIIWASQB5Will he be ready by Week 1?
70Rob GronkowskiNETE10Probably start season on PUP list.
71Eddie LacyGBRB4 
72Chris IvoryNYJRB10 
73Lamar MillerMIARB6 
74Cecil ShortsJACWR9 
75Greg JenningsMINWR5Needs to let his play do the talking.
76Tavon AustinSTLWR11 
77Ben RoethlisbergerPITQB5Knee shouldn't be an issue.
78Andy DaltonCINQB12 
79Joe FlaccoBALQB8 
80Sidney RiceSEAWR12Will his knee hold up?
81Owen DanielsHOUTE8 
82Kyle RudolphMINTE5 
83Le'Veon BellPITRB5Is he the answer for Steelers?
84T.Y. HiltonINDWR8 
85Mike WilliamsTBWR5 
86Vick BallardINDRB8Bradshaw changes outlook.
87Ahmad BradshawINDRB8Who's No. 1 - him or Ballard?
88Greg OlsenCARTE4 
89Antonio GatesSDTE8 
90BenJarvus Green-EllisCINRB12Could see less touches.
91Shane VereenNERB10Versatility could increase role.
92Rashard MendenhallARIRB9Knee tendinitis already an issue.
93Miles AustinDALWR11 
94Lance MooreNOWR7 
95Kenny BrittTENWR8 
96Michael VickPHIQB12How long will he keep job?
97Emmanuel SandersPITWR5 
98Brandon MyersNYGTE9 
99Jared CookSTLTE11Is this his year?
100Jermichael FinleyGBTE4 
101Jay CutlerCHIQB8 
102Philip RiversSDQB8 
103Sam BradfordSTLQB11 
104Chris GivensSTLWR11 
105Josh GordonCLEWR10Will miss first two games.
106Martellus BennettCHITE8 
107Brandon PettigrewDETTE9 
108Andre BrownNYGRB9If Wilson slips, he's ready.
109DeAngelo WilliamsCARRB4Current No. 1 b/c of Stewart injury.
110Giovani BernardCINRB12Could pounce if BJGE falters.
111Mark IngramNORB7 
112Johnathan FranklinGBRB4 
113Daryl RichardsonSTLRB11No. 1 on Rams depth chart.
114Mikel LeshoureDETRB9 
115Bryce BrownPHIRB12 
116Seattle SeahawksSEADST12 
117Denarius MooreOAKWR7 
118Michael FloydARIWR9Ready to break out?
119San Francisco 49ersSFDST9 
120Houston TexansHOUDST8 
121Denver BroncosDENDST9Von Miller's appeal one to watch.
122Kendall WrightTENWR8Could end up No. 1 in TEN.
123DeAndre HopkinsHOUWR8 
124Matt SchaubHOUQB8 
125Josh FreemanTBQB5 
126Carson PalmerARIQB9So far, so good with new team.
127Alex SmithKCQB10No QB controversy in KC.
128Alshon JefferyCHIWR8 
129Golden TateSEAWR12Opportunity arises with Harvin's injury.
130Malcom FloydSDWR8 
131Cincinnati BengalsCINDST12 
132Ryan TannehillMIAQB6Struggled in Hall of Fame game.
133Jake LockerTENQB8Could be make or break year.
134Christian PonderMINQB5Ditto for Ponder.
135Brian HartlineMIAWR6 
136Andre RobertsARIWR9 
137Ryan WilliamsARIRB9Setback with knee has delayed his training camp debut.
138Bernard PierceBALRB8 
139Jonathan StewartCARRB4Not off to good start health-wise.
140Rueben RandleNYGWR9 
141Justin BlackmonJACWR9Out first four games.
142Ed DicksonBALTE8Becomes No. 1 w/ Pitta injury.
143Dustin KellerMIATE6 
144Isaiah PeadSTLRB11Suspended for opening game.
145Jacquizz RodgersATLRB6 
146Ronnie HillmanDENRB9Sits atop depth chart, for now.
147St. Louis RamsSTLDST11 
148Greg LittleCLEWR10 
149Ryan BroylesDETWR9Looking strong in camp so far.
150Vincent BrownSDWR8 
151Santana MossWASWR5 
152Fred DavisWASTE5If healthy, he could have big season.
153Coby FleenerINDTE8Asserting himself in second training camp.
154Chicago BearsCHIDST8 
155Pittsburgh SteelersPITDST5 
156Green Bay PackersGBDST4 
157Baltimore RavensBALDST8 
158Brandon WeedenCLEQB10 
159Geno SmithNYJQB10Already making noise in camp.
160Matt FlynnOAKQB7May be his last chance.
161Brandon LloydFAWR Will veteran find a job?
162Santonio HolmesNYJWR10Foot continues to be an issue.
163Miami DolphinsMIADST6 
164Brandon LaFellCARWR4 
165Andrew HawkinsCINWR12 
166Kevin KolbBUFQB12EJ Manuel is lurking.
167Fred JacksonBUFRB12 
168Ben TateHOURB8 
169Chad HenneJACQB9 
170EJ ManuelBUFQB12Can he unseat Kolb?
171Jacoby JonesBALWR8 
172Jeremy KerleyNYJWR10 
173Jordan CameronCLETE10 
174Dwayne AllenINDTE8 
175Shonn GreeneTENRB8 
176Danny WoodheadSDRB8 
177Michael BushCHIRB8 
178New England PatriotsNEDST10 
179Jermaine GreshamCINTE12 
180Jake BallardNETE10Could emerge as No. 1 TE in NE.
181Stephen GostkowskiNEK10 
182Tyler EifertCINTE12 
183Blair WalshMINK5 
184Robert TurbinSEARB12 
185Joseph RandleDALRB11Strong showing in Hall of Fame game.
186Matt BryantATLK6 
187Rob HouslerARITE9Sleeper candidate at TE.
188Mark SanchezNYJQB10Geno already applying the pressure.
189Pierre ThomasNORB7 
190Mike TolbertCARRB4 
191Darrius Heyward-BeyINDWR8 
192Cordarrelle PattersonMINWR5 
193Justin HunterTENWR8 
194Keenan AllenSDWR8 
195Rod StreaterOAKWR7 
196Kirk CousinsWASQB5Value tied to RGIII's knee.
197Blaine GabbertJACQB9 
198Isaac RedmanPITRB5 
199Marcel ReeceOAKRB7 
200Michael TurnerFARB Will he find a team?
201Phil DawsonSFK9 
202Justin TuckerBALK8 
203New York GiantsNYGDST9 
204Dallas CowboysDALDST11 
205Braylon EdwardsNYJWR10 
206Jarius WrightMINWR5MIN needs a No. 2 WR.
207Stephen HillNYJWR10 
208Zach MillerSEATE12 
209Jacob TammeDENTE9 
210Matt PraterDENK9 
211Randy BullockHOUK8 
212Davone BessCLEWR10 
213Mohamed SanuCINWR12 
214Arizona CardinalsARIDST9 
215Austin PettisSTLWR11Could be a factor for Rams.
216Nate WashingtonTENWR8Don't forget about old vet.
217Justin ForsettJACRB9 
218Brent CelekPHITE12No lack of TEs in PHI.
219Marcedes LewisJACTE9 
220Atlanta FalconsATLDST6 
221Nick FolesPHIQB12His job if Vick struggles.
222Jason AvantPHIWR12Maclin injury opens door.
223Nate BurlesonDETWR9Coming back from broken leg.
224Zach ErtzPHITE12 
225Delanie WalkerTENTE8 
226Cleveland BrownsCLEDST10 
227Tampa Bay BuccaneersTBDST5 
228San Diego ChargersSDDST8 
229Doug BaldwinSEAWR12 
230Donnie AveryKCWR10 
231Terrance WilliamsDALWR11 
232Eddie RoyalSDWR8Moves up b/c of Alexander's injury.
233Josh MorganWASWR5No. 2 WR spot in WAS there for taking.
234Jon BaldwinKCWR10 
235Daniel ThomasMIARB6 
236LaMichael JamesSFRB9Could win KR/PR job.
237Dan BaileyDALK11 
238Josh BrownNYGK9 
239Garrett HartleyNOK7 
240Sebastian JanikowskiOAKK7 
241Greg ZuerleinSTLK11 
242David AkersDETK9 
243Steven HauschkaSEAK12 
244A.J. JenkinsSFWR9Crabtree injury opens door wide.
245Leonard HankersonWASWR5 
246Jonathan DwyerPITRB5 
247Rashad JenningsOAKRB7 
248Dexter McClusterKCWR10 
249T.J. GrahamBUFWR12Open battle for Bills' No. 2 WR.
250Heath MillerPITTE5Most likely will start season on PUP list.

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
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

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