2009 Fantasy Rankings From the Ninja

As our Fantasy Football Drafts are rapidly approaching, I thought I’d share my lists of top 10 players for the upcoming season. This list will change, slightly, as rosters are finalized by the end of the pre-season.

QB
Drew Brees
Peyton Manning
Tom Brady
Kurt Warner
Tony Romo
Phillip Rivers
Carson Palmer
Aaron Rogers
Matt Schaub
Matt Ryan
RB
Adrian Peterson
Matt Forte
Michael Turner
Chris Johnson
Steven Jackson
Maurice Jones-Drew
Deangelo Williams
Ladainian Tomlinson
Frank Gore
Steve Slaton
WR
Larry Fitzgerald
Andre Johnson
Randy Moss
Calvin Johnson
Reggie Wayne
Roddy White
Steve Smith
Anquan Boldin
Greg Jennings
Roy E. Williams
TE
Jason Witten
Dallas Clark
Antonio Gates
Tony Gonzalez
Chris Cooley
Kellen Winslow
Greg Olsen
John Carlson
Owen Daniels
Tony Scheffler
K
Stephen Gostkowski
Rob Bironas
Mason Crosby
Neil Rackers
Nick Folk
Jason Elam
Robbie Gould
Adam Vinatieri
Garrett Hartley
Ryan Longwell
DST
Steelers
Vikings
Ravens
Giants
Titans
Jets
Eagles
Cowboys
Patriots
Dolphins

For rookie Fantasy teams, it’s a good idea to look at the experts’ views on where players are projected to be drafted, then make your own educated guess on where your final ranking should be for your league’s draft.

If you are using NFL.com’s free Fantasy Football league, (very popular and easy to use) you can look at where the default rankings are and move them around to your liking. This feature is located on your team page in the upper right hand corner where it says “Don’t forget to rank your players”. Once you click on this, the default is the Expert’s Rankings. It also gives you the option to rank players according to position or in a single list.

You can also practice your drafting techniques by joining mock Fantasy Drafts. My favorite is located on CBS Sports where it will store your drafts so you can study them later when you might have more time for analysis.

If all of this is just mumbo-jumbo, but you don’t want to be left out of the fun, here is a great link that explains the basics of Fantasy Football and should give you the confidence you need to enter the exciting world of Fantasy Football:
http://www.nfl.com/fantasy/fantasy101

Comments
  1. nate

    glad to see so many fantasy football freaks on here…lol…cmon you guys….good Lord…

  2. Kelly Horn

    Football fans are hiding me thinks!

    But, I will be using your lists ;)
    Great job!

  3. nate

    thanks kelly.:)

  4. Gremlins

    Hey Ninja: Not a bad start up list, but if you really want to help the people new to Fantasy Football you need to come up with at least a top 250 list. The list above will only help for about 3 rnds at the most since kickers and Def’s should never be picked before rnds 15,16 etc. by the 2nd rnd every RB you listed will be long gone…and they won’t have a clue who to pick. Sorry really don’t mean to sound pushy or bitchy just trying to help since I have played for 20 years And Love it. LOL
    Go Cowboys…
    Grem