PPR player rankings

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:42 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Here are point-per-reception (PPR) rankings for fantasy leagues from longtime fantasy expert Pat Fitzmaurice, who has distinguished himself with his rankings and analysis over the years. Fitzmaurice will provide fantasy coverage on this site throughout the preseason and regular season, and his rankings will continue into the regular season, when they will be adjusted weekly for matchups, injuries and byes. (Updated following roster cutdowns.)

Quarterbacks

  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  2. Tom Brady, Patriots
  3. Drew Brees, Saints
  4. Cam Newton, Panthers
  5. Matthew Stafford, Lions
  6. Eli Manning, Giants
  7. Tony Romo, Cowboys
  8. Michael Vick, Eagles
  9. Peyton Manning, Broncos
  10. Philip Rivers, Chargers
  11. Matt Ryan, Falcons
  12. Jay Cutler, Bears
  13. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
  14. Robert Griffin III, Redskins
  15. Andrew Luck, Colts
  16. Matt Schaub, Texans
  17. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
  18. Joe Flacco, Ravens
  19. Carson Palmer, Raiders
  20. Andy Dalton, Bengals
  21. Jake Locker, Titans
  22. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills
  23. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers
  24. Matt Cassel, Chiefs
  25. Sam Bradford, Rams
  26. Alex Smith, 49ers
  27. Christian Ponder, Vikings
  28. Tim Tebow, Jets
  29. Blaine Gabbert, Jaguars
  30. John Skelton, Cardinals
  31. Mark Sanchez, Jets
  32. Brandon Weeden, Browns
  33. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins
  34. Matt Flynn, Seahawks
  35. Matt Hasselbeck, Titans
  36. Matt Moore, Dolphins
  37. Shaun Hill, Lions
  38. Kyle Orton, Cowboys
  39. Joe Webb, Vikings
  40. Chase Daniel, Saints

Running backs

  1. Arian Foster, Texans
  2. LeSean McCoy, Eagles
  3. Ray Rice, Ravens
  4. Darren McFadden, Raiders
  5. Matt Forte, Bears
  6. DeMarco Murray, Cowboys
  7. Chris Johnson, Titans
  8. Steven Jackson, Rams
  9. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
  10. Trent Richardson, Browns
  11. Darren Sproles, Saints
  12. Doug Martin, Buccaneers
  13. Ryan Mathews, Chargers
  14. Fred Jackson, Bills
  15. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
  16. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants
  17. Reggie Bush, Dolphins
  18. Adrian Peterson, Vikings
  19. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars
  20. Frank Gore, 49ers
  21. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers
  22. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers
  23. Michael Turner, Falcons
  24. Peyton Hillis, Chiefs
  25. Donald Brown, Colts
  26. Willis McGahee, Broncos
  27. C.J. Spiller, Bills
  28. Shonn Greene, Jets
  29. Stevan Ridley, Patriots
  30. Ben Tate, Texans
  31. Rashad Jennings, Jaguars
  32. Ryan Williams, Cardinals
  33. Isaac Redman, Steelers
  34. Pierre Thomas, Saints
  35. David Wilson, Giants
  36. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals
  37. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons
  38. Toby Gerhart, Vikings
  39. Cedric Benson, Packers
  40. Beanie Wells, Cardinals
  41. Shane Vereen, Patriots
  42. Kendall Hunter, 49ers
  43. Michael Bush, Bears
  44. Mark Ingram, Saints
  45. Evan Royster, Redskins
  46. Kevin Smith, Lions
  47. Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers
  48. Roy Helu, Redskins
  49. Felix Jones, Cowboys
  50. Bernard Scott, Bengals
  51. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos
  52. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers
  53. Mikel Leshoure, Lions
  54. Isaiah Pead, Rams
  55. Robert Turbin, Seahawks
  56. Dexter McCluster, Chiefs
  57. LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers
  58. Vick Ballard, Colts
  59. Daniel Thomas, Dolphins
  60. Alex Green, Packers

Wide receivers

  1. Calvin Johnson, Lions
  2. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
  3. A.J. Green, Bengals
  4. Brandon Marshall, Bears
  5. Andre Johnson, Texans
  6. Victor Cruz, Giants
  7. Wes Welker, Patriots
  8. Jordy Nelson, Packers
  9. Julio Jones, Falcons
  10. Roddy White, Falcons
  11. Greg Jennings, Packers
  12. Percy Harvin, Vikings
  13. Hakeem Nicks, Giants
  14. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles
  15. Dez Bryant, Cowboys
  16. Antonio Brown, Steelers
  17. Brandon Lloyd, Patriots
  18. Steve Smith, Panthers
  19. Marques Colston, Saints
  20. Eric Decker, Broncos
  21. Mike Wallace, Steelers
  22. Stevie Johnson, Bills
  23. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs
  24. Reggie Wayne, Colts
  25. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos
  26. Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers
  27. Justin Blackmon, Jaguars
  28. Pierre Garcon, Redskins
  29. DeSean Jackson, Eagles
  30. Lance Moore, Saints
  31. Miles Austin, Cowboys
  32. Torrey Smith, Ravens
  33. Anquan Boldin, Ravens
  34. Denarius Moore, Raiders
  35. Michael Crabtree, 49ers
  36. Malcom Floyd, Chargers
  37. Sidney Rice, Seahawks
  38. Kenny Britt, Titans
  39. Greg Little, Browns
  40. Titus Young, Lions
  41. Nate Washington, Titans
  42. Mike Williams, Buccaneers
  43. Santonio Holmes, Jets
  44. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders
  45. Randall Cobb, Packers
  46. Davone Bess, Dolphins
  47. Alshon Jeffery, Bears
  48. Robert Meachem, Chargers
  49. Danny Amendola, Rams
  50. Austin Collie, Colts
  51. Laurent Robinson, Jaguars
  52. Kendall Wright, Titans
  53. Santana Moss, Redskins
  54. Randy Moss, 49ers
  55. Jon Baldwin, Chiefs
  56. Brandon LaFell, Panthers
  57. Rueben Randle, Giants
  58. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks
  59. Mario Manningham, 49ers
  60. Michael Floyd, Cardinals
  61. Nate Burleson, Lions
  62. Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers
  63. Jerome Simpson, Vikings
  64. Leonard Hankerson, Redskins
  65. Earl Bennett, Bears
  66. Devery Henderson, Saints
  67. James Jones, Packers
  68. Lestar Jean, Texans
  69. Josh Gordon, Browns
  70. Rod Streater, Raiders

Tight ends

  1. Jimmy Graham, Saints
  2. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
  3. Aaron Hernandez, Patriots
  4. Vernon Davis, 49ers
  5. Antonio Gates, Chargers
  6. Jermichael Finley, Packers
  7. Fred Davis, Redskins
  8. Jason Witten, Cowboys
  9. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons
  10. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions
  11. Greg Olsen, Panthers
  12. Brent Celek, Eagles
  13. Owen Daniels, Texans
  14. Jared Cook, Titans
  15. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals
  16. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
  17. Jacob Tamme, Broncos
  18. Dustin Keller, Jets
  19. Lance Kendricks, Rams
  20. Coby Fleener, Colts
  21. Dallas Clark, Buccaneers
  22. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars
  23. Heath Miller, Steelers
  24. Joel Dreessen, Broncos
  25. Tony Moeaki, Chiefs
  26. Ed Dickson, Ravens
  27. Scott Chandler, Bills
  28. Dwayne Allen, Colts
  29. Martellus Bennett, Giants

Placekickers

  1. Mason Crosby, Packers
  2. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
  3. David Akers, 49ers
  4. Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders
  5. Matt Bryant, Falcons
  6. Dan Bailey, Cowboys
  7. Robbie Gould, Bears
  8. Matt Prater, Broncos
  9. Alex Henery, Eagles
  10. Garrett Hartley, Saints
  11. Lawrence Tynes, Giants
  12. Jason Hanson, Lions
  13. Shayne Graham, Texans
  14. Steve Hauschka, Seahawks
  15. Nate Kaeding, Chargers
  16. Rob Bironas, Titans
  17. Justin Tucker, Ravens
  18. Dan Carpenter, Dolphins
  19. Shaun Suisham, Steelers
  20. Mike Nugent, Bengals
  21. Rian Lindell, Bills
  22. Justin Medlock, Panthers
  23. Greg Zuerlein, Rams
  24. Nick Folk, Jets
  25. Ryan Succop, Chiefs
  26. Josh Scobee, Jaguars
  27. Adam Vinatieri, Colts
  28. Connor Barth, Buccaneers
  29. Phil Dawson, Browns
  30. Blair Walsh, Vikings
  31. Billy Cundiff, Redskins
  32. Jay Feely, Cardinals