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Pre-2014 NFL Draft Top 60 Fantasy Football Players

Eddie Lacy, Week 1 RB Rankings

With the NFL Draft finally here, I thought it would be a good idea to look at the top 60 Fantasy Football players before we have an influx of the Class of 2014 onto the rosters.

There doesn’t appear to be a lot of rookies that will find their way into the first five rounds of Fantasy drafts, especially with running backs appearing to be a thin position again.

Then again, we considered the 2013 NFL Draft to be thin at running backs also. By season’s end, we ended up with Eddie Lacy, Le’Veon Bell and Zac Stacy among the top 15 running backs.

Back in January, I did a one-man early Fantasy Mock draft, so we’ll see what big changes free agency has done to that list, also.

Top 60 Fantasy Football Players Before the 2014 NFL Draft

Understand that these rankings are for standard 12-team leagues, with four points for passing touchdowns and no points per reception. (Soon, PPR leagues will overtake non-PPR leagues in popularity, but until that happens, we’ll still rank for non-PPR leagues first.) Also, realize that these rankings are NOT assuming a team is going to draft a specific player.)

1. Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City

2. LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia

3. Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota

4. Matt Forte, RB, Chicago

5. Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit

6. Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay

7. Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans

8. DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas

9. Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis

Josh Gordon, Keeper Draft

Browns WR Josh Gordon’s incredible 2013 season makes him a first-round pick in 2014 — with or without a QB. Photo Credit: Erik Daniel Drost

10. Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle

11. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh

12. Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland

13. Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay

14. Peyton Manning, QB, Denver

15. Arian Foster, RB, Houston

16. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver

17. Montee Ball, RB, Denver

18. Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati

19. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati

20. Reggie Bush, RB, Detroit

21. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas

22. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta

23. Alfred Morris, RB, Washington

24. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay

25. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago

26. Brandon Marshall, WR, Chicago

27. Knowshon Moreno, RB, Miami

28. C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo

29. Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego

30. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England

31. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh

32. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay

33. Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego

34. Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay

35. Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco

36. Julius Thomas, TE, Denver

37. Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore

38. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona

39. Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington

Frank Gore, Week 15 Fantasy Football RB Rankings

Will 49ers RB Frank Gore be able to stay in the top 60 with a healthy Marcus Lattimore around? Photo Credit: DavidLGonzalez

40. Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona

41. Shane Vereen, RB, New England

42. Vincent Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay

43. Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco

44. Andre Johnson, WR, Houston

45. Wes Welker, WR, Denver

46. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans

47. Ben Tate, RB, Cleveland

48. Shonn Greene, RB, Tennessee

49. Victor Cruz, WR, N.Y. Giants

50. Percy Harvin, WR, Seattle

51. DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington

52. Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Oakland

53. Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco

54. Julian Edelman, WR, New England

55. Chris Johnson, RB, N.Y. Jets

56. Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville

57. Stevan Ridley, RB, New England

58. Jeremy Maclin, WR, Philadelphia

59. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina

60. Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota

Let me know where you think I screwed up! Are there any players you have in your Top 60 Fantasy Football players list that I’m missing? Do you like different players in the first round?

David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.

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