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A Very Early 2015 Fantasy Football Top 150

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Le'Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell

The New England Patriots’ reign as Super Bowl champions is just beginning, but for everyone else the focus has already shifted to the 2015 NFL and fantasy football seasons. The offseason work has really yet to begin, with free agency still about a month away and the draft even farther out, but here’s Athlon Sports’ initial fantasy football rankings for the upcoming season.

Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell who piled up 2,215 yards from scrimmage is our pick for No. 1 (although the possibility of a two-game suspension could change our stance down the road), with teammate Antonio Brown checking in at No. 6 as the first wide receiver listed. Seven of the top 10 players are running backs, along with three wide receivers. This means no quarterback or tight end cracks our early top 10, not even MVP Aaron Rodgers or the mighty Gronk.

Again, this list will change as soon as free agency kicks off and once more following the draft. But for now, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant are Cowboys, Demaryius and Julius Thomas are Broncos, there are no rookies listed and no kickers made our top 150. While it’s anyone’s guess as to where these four prime free agents will wind up (my money is on the wide receivers staying put), there’s a pretty good chance kickers will be shut out of the top 150 even after the dust settles.

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Rank

Player

Pos

Team

1

Le'Veon Bell

RB

PIT

2

Jamaal Charles

RB

KC

3

Eddie Lacy

RB

GB

4

DeMarco Murray

RB

DAL

5

Matt Forte

RB

CHI

6

Antonio Brown

WR

PIT

7

Demaryius Thomas

WR

DEN

8

Dez Bryant

WR

DAL

9

Arian Foster

RB

HOU

10

Marshawn Lynch

RB

SEA

11

Calvin Johnson

WR

DET

12

LeSean McCoy

RB

PHI

13

Aaron Rodgers

QB

GB

14

Odell Beckham Jr.

WR

NYG

15

Rob Gronkowski

TE

NE

16

Andrew Luck

QB

IND

17

Jimmy Graham

TE

NO

18

Julio Jones

WR

ATL

19

Jordy Nelson

WR

GB

20

Peyton Manning

QB

DEN

21

Drew Brees

QB

NO

22

Jeremy Hill

RB

CIN

23

C.J. Anderson

RB

DEN

24

A.J. Green

WR

CIN

25

Emmanuel Sanders

WR

DEN

26

Adrian Peterson

RB

MIN

27

Lamar Miller

RB

MIA

28

Alfred Morris

RB

WAS

29

Julius Thomas

TE

DEN

30

Greg Olsen

TE

CAR

31

Matt Ryan

QB

ATL

32

Russell Wilson

QB

SEA

33

Tom Brady

QB

NE

34

Mike Evans

WR

TB

35

Alshon Jeffery

WR

CHI

36

Randall Cobb

WR

GB

37

T.Y. Hilton

WR

IND

38

Brandon Marshall

WR

CHI

39

Kelvin Benjamin

WR

CAR

40

Jeremy Maclin

WR

PHI

41

Cam Newton

QB

CAR

42

Tony Romo

QB

DAL

43

Latavius Murray

RB

OAK

44

Tre Mason

RB

STL

45

DeAndre Hopkins

WR

HOU

46

Keenan Allen

WR

SD

47

Sammy Watkins

WR

BUF

48

Matthew Stafford

QB

DET

49

Philip Rivers

QB

SD

50

Ben Roethlisberger

QB

PIT

51

Mark Ingram

RB

NO

52

Justin Forsett

RB

BAL

53

Joique Bell

RB

DET

54

Jonathan Stewart

RB

CAR

55

Andre Ellington

RB

ARI

56

Carlos Hyde

RB

SF

57

Isaiah Crowell

RB

CLE

58

Golden Tate

WR

DET

59

Allen Robinson

WR

JAC

60

Giovani Bernard

RB

CIN

61

Julian Edelman

WR

NE

62

Michael Floyd

WR

ARI

63

Roddy White

WR

ATL

64

Brandin Cooks

WR

NO

65

Jarvis Landry

WR

MIA

66

Ryan Tannehill

QB

MIA

67

Eli Manning

QB

NYG

68

Jay Cutler

QB

CHI

69

Martellus Bennett

TE

CHI

70

Antonio Gates

TE

SD

71

Travis Kelce

TE

KC

72

Teddy Bridgewater

QB

MIN

73

Jordan Matthews

WR

PHI

74

DeSean Jackson

WR

WAS

75

Mike Wallace

WR

MIA

76

Vincent Jackson

WR

TB

77

Larry Fitzgerald

WR

ARI

78

Victor Cruz

WR

NYG

79

Donte Moncrief

WR

IND

80

Torrey Smith

WR

BAL

81

Colin Kaepernick

QB

SF

82

Joe Flacco

QB

BAL

83

Carson Palmer

QB

ARI

84

Frank Gore

RB

SF

85

Fred Jackson

RB

BUF

86

Andre Johnson

WR

HOU

87

Steve Smith

WR

BAL

88

Eric Decker

WR

NYJ

89

Kendall Wright

WR

TEN

90

Christine Michael

RB

SEA

91

Rashad Jennings

RB

NYG

92

Bishop Sankey

RB

TEN

93

Jerick McKinnon

RB

MIN

94

Ryan Mathews

RB

SD

95

Denard Robinson

RB

JAC

96

Steven Jackson

RB

ATL

97

Andre Williams

RB

NYG

98

Dan Herron

RB

IND

99

Chris Ivory

RB

NYJ

100

LeGarrette Blount

RB

NE

101

Dwayne Allen

TE

IND

102

Delanie Walker

TE

TEN

103

Jordan Reed

TE

WAS

104

Jordan Cameron

TE

CLE

105

Jason Witten

TE

DAL

106

Larry Donnell

TE

NYG

107

Nick Foles

QB

PHI

108

Andy Dalton

QB

CIN

109

Blake Bortles

QB

JAC

110

Derek Carr

QB

OAK

111

Alex Smith

QB

KC

112

Martavis Bryant

WR

PIT

113

Anquan Boldin

WR

SF

114

Marvin Jones

WR

CIN

115

Terrance Williams

WR

DAL

116

Brandon LaFell

WR

NE

117

Doug Baldwin

WR

SEA

118

Kenny Stills

WR

NO

119

Devonta Freeman

RB

ATL

120

Charles Sims

RB

TB

121

Johnny Manziel

QB

CLE

122

Robert Griffin III

QB

WAS

123

Coby Fleener

TE

IND

124

Kyle Rudolph

TE

MIN

125

Zach Ertz

TE

PHI

126

Tyler Eifert

TE

CIN

127

Knowshon Moreno

RB

MIA

128

Knile Davis

RB

KC

129

Ahmad Bradshaw

RB

IND

130

Montee Ball

RB

DEN

131

Marques Colston

WR

NO

132

Davante Adams

WR

GB

133

Pierre Garcon

WR

WAS

134

Percy Harvin

WR

NYJ

135

Cordarrelle Patterson

WR

MIN

136

Seahawks

DST

SEA

137

Doug Martin

RB

TB

138

Shane Vereen

RB

NE

139

Joseph Randle

RB

DAL

140

Bills

DST

BUF

141

John Brown

WR

ARI

142

Cody Latimer

WR

DEN

143

Cardinals

DST

ARI

144

Texans

DST

HOU

145

Rams

DST

STL

146

Marqise Lee

WR

JAC

147

Paul Richardson

WR

SEA

148

Branden Oliver

RB

SD

149

Khiry Robinson

RB

NO

150

Darren Sproles

RB

PHI


OFFENSIVE SCORINGRankings 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