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The 2012 NFL Fantasy Season is officially here. 

Mock drafts abound. Rookie round-ups are complete. Bye week cheat sheets are everywhere. The creative juices are flowing with hysterical team names. And the all-important Athlon Sports 2012 Big Board continues to grow into the best fantasy ranking on the web.

Typically a championship fantasy GM will have his own research, analysis and gut instincts reflected in his or her individually constructed Big Board. But that takes months of time, lots of practice reports and loads of web surfing. So instead of 112 Google searches per day, just let Athlon Sports handle the legwork for you.

New to this list is NFL.com's initial NFL fantasy rankings as we have expanded from seven lists to eight. We also added a "previous ranking" column to indicate the previous ranking. Athlon will continue to broaden and deepen its trademark consensus Big Board all summer long.

Special thanks to the people over at FantasyRundown.com for their support.

CBS:CBSSports.com (Updated: 7/13/12)
PFF: ProFootballFocus.com (Updated: 6/26/12)
ESPN:ESPN (Updated 6/20/12)
FFT:FFToolbox.com (Updated 7/15/12)
Y!: Yahoo! Sports (Updated 6/23/12)
NFL: NFL.com (2012 Debut)
FOX: FoxSports.com (Updated 5/31/12)
AS: Athlon Sports (Updated 7/1/12)

Updated: 3:00 PM CT, July 16, 2012

Rank

Previous

Player:

Team

Pos

|

CBS

PFF

ESPN

FFTB

Y!

NFL

FOX

AS

1

1

Arian Foster

HOU

RB

|

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

2

2

Ray Rice

BAL

RB

|

2

2

2

2

2

3

3

2

3

3

LeSean McCoy

PHI

RB

|

3

4

3

3

3

4

4

3

4

4

Aaron Rodgers

GB

QB

|

4

5

4

7

6

2

1

4

5

5

Calvin Johnson

DET

WR

|

7

6

7

4

4

8

6

5

6

6

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

RB

|

6

11

5

6

7

7

7

6

7

8

Ryan Mathews

SD

RB

|

8

3

12

5

5

9

11

13

8

9

Drew Brees

NO

QB

|

5

17

8

8

11

6

9

8

9

7

Chris Johnson

TEN

RB

|

9

7

9

10

8

11

10

9

10

12

Tom Brady

NE

QB

|

10

25

6

9

12

5

5

7

11

10

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

WR

|

16

9

10

19

10

12

16

10

12

14

Cam Newton

CAR

QB

|

14

10

23

11

13

13

8

19

13

17

Andre Johnson

HOU

WR

|

13

15

11

26

28

15

12

18

14

11

Darren McFadden

OAK

RB

|

12

27

30

12

16

19

15

14

15

21

Matthew Stafford

DET

QB

|

15

42

13

24

19

10

13

11

16

18

Roddy White

ATL

WR

|

19

8

15

32

17

18

23

16

17

15

Matt Forte

CHI

RB

|

22

33

18

15

15

16

19

12

18

13

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

RB

|

11

37

17

17

18

27

14

15

19

16

Rob Gronkowski

NE

TE

|

26

44

14

13

14

14

17

25

20

20

DeMarco Murray

DAL

RB

|

18

16

21

18

22

25

18

34

21

22

Greg Jennings

GB

WR

|

23

14

16

36

23

20

22

24

22

26

Wes Welker

NE

WR

|

24

28

20

25

30

17

24

23

23

19

Jimmy Graham

NO

TE

|

28

38

22

20

20

21

20

29

24

23

Trent Richardson

CLE

RB

|

17

29

36

14

9

22

41

33

25

30

Adrian Peterson

MIN

RB

|

27

19

28

21

21

30

36

22

26

25

Jamaal Charles

KC

RB

|

49

23

24

16

25

29

28

17

27

24

Steven Jackson

STL

RB

|

20

21

31

23

37

31

25

36

28

27

AJ Green

CIN

WR

|

32

31

26

27

24

26

33

26

29

29

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

WR

|

35

12

25

28

39

33

30

27

30

28

Mike Wallace

PIT

WR

|

31

39

19

30

29

28

29

28

31

34

Julio Jones

ATL

WR

|

34

22

33

22

31

23

42

30

32

33

Victor Cruz

NYG

WR

|

38

26

29

29

26

36

46

32

33

39

Michael Vick

PHI

QB

|

29

13

32

53

43

41

26

47

34

31

Fred Jackson

BUF

RB

|

33

52

34

34

32

44

21

38

35

35

Jordy Nelson

GB

WR

|

30

57

39

37

33

35

44

31

36

37

Steve Smith

CAR

WR

|

46

43

40

41

34

24

39

40

37

32

Michael Turner

ATL

RB

|

21

96

37

33

35

43

27

21

38

38

Brandon Marshall

CHI

WR

|

51

49

35

45

27

34

38

35

39

36

Ahmad Bradshaw

NYG

RB

|

25

41

44

31

45

45

40

46

40

43

Dez Bryant

DAL

WR

|

59

32

41

40

47

38

45

37

41

41

Marques Colston

NO

WR

|

55

24

46

42

44

39

52

39

42

47

Tony Romo

DAL

QB

|

40

35

45

58

53

40

32

41

43

44

Darren Sproles

NO

RB

|

41

56

43

35

40

47

47

44

44

46

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

WR

|

37

20

63

51

41

32

49

60

45

48

Eli Manning

NYG

QB

|

36

53

27

54

50

63

35

42

46

40

Frank Gore

SF

RB

|

62

79

38

44

52

42

31

20

47

42

Reggie Bush

MIA

RB

|

57

47

51

38

42

56

43

45

48

45

Miles Austin

DAL

WR

|

53

36

48

55

36

48

55

52

49

49

Percy Harvin

MIN

WR

|

50

46

55

48

48

37

48

56

50

50

Dwayne Bowe

KC

WR

|

61

34

57

63

51

46

50

57

51

51

Jeremy Maclin

PHI

WR

|

60

45

59

57

46

49

58

50

52

55

Philip Rivers

SD

QB

|

44

61

64

75

59

50

37

43

53

52

Vincent Jackson

TB

WR

|

65

40

53

52

67

57

56

53

54

57

Peyton Manning

DEN

QB

|

47

48

49

78

58

59

34

73

55

56

Antonio Gates

SD

TE

|

42

54

56

68

49

53

62

63

56

54

Kenny Britt

TEN

WR

|

73

18

74

49

54

52

65

74

57

53

Roy Helu

WAS

RB

|

67

87

42

39

61

61

57

48

58

58

Brandon Lloyd

NE

WR

|

68

59

47

62

56

51

59

62

59

61

Shonn Greene

NYJ

RB

|

66

68

58

50

70

58

63

55

60

65

Doug Martin

TB

RB

|

54

60

83

43

38

54

88

68

61

60

Beanie Wells

ARI

RB

|

43

94

62

46

77

55

61

58

62

70

Antonio Brown

PIT

WR

|

75

6

66

77

68

84

53

67

63

59

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

CIN

RB

|

45

115

52

47

65

60

70

54

64

62

Willis McGahee

DEN

RB

|

70

73

50

73

79

62

54

49

65

66

Jason Witten

DAL

TE

|

48

58

69

72

63

72

51

80

66

63

Aaron Hernandez

NE

TE

|

39

66

93

61

55

70

68

70

67

73

Matt Ryan

ATL

QB

|

52

64

73

66

76

65

60

81

68

67

Vernon Davis

SF

TE

|

56

76

61

65

60

77

66

79

69

68

DeSean Jackson

PHI

WR

|

63

74

71

69

71

78

71

61

70

71

Stevie Johnson

BUF

WR

|

72

50

60

64

64

67

127

59

71

69

Jermichael Finley

GB

TE

|

64

72

87

59

57

74

69

83

72

72

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

RB

|

88

89

54

56

69

68

82

65

73

78

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

QB

|

58

86

79

80

62

71

64

71

74

75

Torrey Smith

BAL

WR

|

76

65

82

76

80

76

91

72

75

76

Isaac Redman

PIT

RB

|

77

117

72

67

73

81

75

64

76

64

Robert Meachem

SD

WR

|

81

62

77

70

81

73

98

85

77

74

Eric Decker

DEN

WR

|

80

55

68

104

74

66

85

99

78

84

Jahvid Best

DET

RB

|

101

75

70

91

85

64

77

69

79

79

Donald Brown

IND

RB

|

97

63

95

96

82

92

80

75

80

83

Pierre Garcon

WAS

WR

|

109

71

80

82

84

83

89

82

81

81

Mark Ingram

NO

RB

|

113

102

78

90

92

69

87

51

82

77

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

RB

|

100

-

67

74

78

80

72

66

83

82

James Starks

GB

RB

|

96

81

92

60

90

85

99

88

84

86

Reggie Wayne

IND

WR

|

78

51

103

94

83

79

106

98

85

85

CJ Spiller

BUF

RB

|

89

83

81

79

89

88

115

78

86

94

Robert Griffin III

WAS

QB

|

82

30

101

-

75

82

79

110

87

80

Fred Davis

WAS

TE

|

83

106

108

71

66

102

78

106

88

87

Anquan Boldin

BAL

WR

|

90

85

94

99

99

91

84

86

89

93

Denarius Moore

OAK

WR

|

91

78

84

106

93

86

111

84

90

91

Peyton Hillis

KC

RB

|

86

99

88

98

88

94

107

90

91

88

Matt Schaub

HOU

QB

|

69

-

86

85

111

89

67

94

92

92

Sidney Rice

SEA

WR

|

87

69

98

101

86

134

83

97

93

96

Jay Cutler

CHI

QB

|

99

127

99

95

72

97

73

101

94

95

Tony Gonzalez

ATL

TE

|

85

84

105

83

103

103

92

112

95

89

Michael Bush

CHI

RB

|

95

-

76

84

97

87

86

93

96

90

Brandon Pettigrew

DET

TE

|

98

98

115

81

98

116

74

92

97

98

Lance Moore

NO

WR

|

93

90

91

118

109

96

94

87

98

97

Santonio Holmes

NYJ

WR

|

102

122

89

102

87

90

81

108

99

99

Stevan Ridley

NE

RB

|

84

123

75

-

101

75

100

76

100

101

Ben Tate

HOU

RB

|

107

-

65

119

94

95

102

77

101

111

Josh Freeman

TB

QB

|

128

70

104

116

116

101

97

102

102

106

Darrius Heyward-Bey

OAK

WR

|

117

82

106

113

95

99

119

105

103

102

Justin Blackmon

JAC

WR

|

106

134

113

92

108

110

95

96

104

103

Toby Gerhart

MIN

RB

|

94

-

90

105

117

93

117

89

105

100

LeGarrette Blount

TB

RB

|

103

109

121

117

119

120

76

100

106

113

Michael Crabtree

SF

WR

|

111

119

96

120

115

100

114

109

107

109

Jacob Tamme

DEN

TE

|

121

91

132

86

102

112

96

-

108

104

Malcolm Floyd

SD

WR

|

112

103

85

112

104

114

116

146

109

110

Titus Young

DET

WR

|

92

95

112

100

137

119

122

121

110

117

Greg Little

CLE

WR

|

114

80

-

109

91

104

137

118

111

108

Pierre Thomas

NO

RB

|

105

107

119

132

107

108

105

130

112

115

David Wilson

NYG

RB

|

127

125

97

134

105

98

139

91

113

107

Mikel LeShoure

DET

RB

|

79

-

-

115

96

106

110

116

114

114

Mike Williams

TB

WR

|

119

105

120

97

100

142

121

123

115

105

Brent Celek

PHI

TE

|

74

114

140

89

114

-

123

126

116

112

Jermaine Gresham

CIN

TE

|

71

124

-

87

110

-

108

138

117

119

Andy Dalton

CIN

QB

|

116

126

110

110

129

113

109

128

118

118

Felix Jones

DAL

RB

|

110

112

102

-

127

121

113

114

119

130

Carson Palmer

OAK

QB

|

108

110

126

-

122

111

126

104

120

124

Laurent Robinson

JAC

WR

|

135

111

118

108

131

130

93

-

121

127

Nate Washington

TEN

WR

|

126

100

125

-

124

107

131

119

122

121

Joe Flacco

BAL

QB

|

130

101

122

-

130

133

90

127

123

140

Ryan Fitzpatrick

BUF

QB

|

143

77

137

-

135

122

103

-

124

128

Owen Daniels

HOU

TE

|

124

139

134

103

118

-

129

125

125

120

Jared Cook

TEN

TE

|

134

135

123

93

126

-

141

124

126

125

Dustin Keller

NYJ

TE

|

-

133

 

88

128

125

120

134

127

129

49ers

SF

DST

|

150

-

109

122

146

109

-

95

128

139

Andrew Luck

IND

QB

|

-

92

138

 

136

105

112

-

129

123

Michael Floyd

ARI

WR

|

141

93

131

129

120

-

130

-

130

131

Santana Moss

WAR

WR

|

104

-

-

-

121

115

144

111

131

116

Daniel Thomas

MIA

RB

|

131

-

111

-

133

143

101

129

132

122

Mario Manningham

SF

WR

|

136

-

128

107

144

117

118

-

133

126

Ryan Williams

ARI

RB

|

115

-

-

136

112

147

128

117

134

133

Shane Vareen

NE

RB

|

125

-

-

114

123

131

138

133

135

141

Doug Baldwin

SEA

WR

|

-

116

-

121

134

126

-

122

136

137

Ronnie Hillman

DEN

RB

|

122

104

-

131

113

-

-

-

137

147

Bernard Scott

CIN

RB

|

140

121

116

-

-

137

-

115

138

167

Alex Smith

SF

QB

|

-

120

107

-

-

138

124

-

139

136

Coby Fleener

IND

TE

|

123

131

-

124

132

136

-

-

140

135

Texans

HOU

DST

|

-

-

114

128

-

-

-

103

141

138

Vincent Brown

SD

WR

|

144

-

-

111

138

-

134

120

142

157

Sam Bradford

STL

QB

|

146

-

130

-

-

124

104

-

143

134

Mike Tolbert

CAR

RB

|

129

-

127

-

142

-

132

131

144

142

Bears

CHI

DST

|

-

-

124

150

 

118

-

132

145

144

Davone Bess

MIA

WR

|

-

88

-

-

140

-

-

-

146

151

Ravens

BAL

DST

|

-

-

129

123

-

139

-

141

147

132

Reuben Randle

NYG

WR

|

-

113

117

-

-

-

-

-

148

156

Randy Moss

SF

WR

|

118

145

135

-

-

-

136

-

149

162

Austin Collie

IND

WR

|

148

97

-

147

143

-

-

-

150

143

Eagles

PHI

DST

|

-

-

142

130

-

-

-

113

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