Preseason Ranks: Top 100

Uncertainty surrounds Grant’s ’11 return
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Rankings: Top 100 | QB | RB | WR | TE | K | D

Ryan Grant’s(notes) return from an ankle injury that wiped out his 2010 season has been a rollercoaster ride in terms of trying to determine his fantasy value for the upcoming season. He started the summer near the bottom of the top 100 as the fantasy experts exercised caution until there was clear evidence of renewed health in his ankle. But he rocketed all the way up to No. 37 in the previous rankings update as backup James Stark suffered his own ankle injury in Week 1 of the preseason, allowing Grant to re-establish himself as the Packers backfield lead. But then came reports that Grant could be a late-summer cut because of his salary, not to mention that many have claimed that Starks, since his return to the field, has looked like a more potent runner than Grant. Those recent developments have dropped Grant back down in the neighborhood where he started, at No. 81 overall. And not too much further down the list (No. 98) looms Starks, making his top 100 debut.

Could there be a platoon relationship ahead? Could Starks’ youth and vitality push him quickly into a lead role as the season starts to unfold? Or will the veteran Grant weather the storm of competition? Perhaps no other backfield is as big a question mark heading into the 2011 campaign.

The following list comprises the overall top 100 player rankings for 2011 of each Yahoo! Sports fantasy expert. The list is ordered by the overall top 100 composite ranking of the four experts, with the remaining players that received votes rounding out the bottom of the list.

2011 Overall Top 100 Rankings 
    
Brandon
Funston
 
Andy
Behrens
 
Brad
Evans
 
Scott
Pianowski

Composite
Ranking
Adrian Peterson 1 1 2 1 1
Arian Foster(notes) 2 3 1 3 2
Ray Rice(notes) 3 2 3 2 3
Chris Johnson 4 4 5 4 4
Jamaal Charles(notes) 5 5 7 6 5
Rashard Mendenhall(notes) 7 7 6 5 6
Andre Johnson(notes) 11 11 8 8 7
Darren McFadden(notes) 10 6 4 19 8
Aaron Rodgers(notes) 12 12 12 9 9
Larry Fitzgerald(notes) 15 10 11 11 10
Maurice Jones-Drew(notes) 9 9 13 16 11
LeSean McCoy(notes) 6 20 20 7 12
Calvin Johnson(notes) 13 13 15 13 13
Michael Turner(notes) 8 8 28 10 14
Roddy White(notes) 14 14 14 15 15
Hakeem Nicks(notes) 16 16 17 17 16
Drew Brees(notes) 17 15 18 18 17
Michael Vick(notes) 18 19 10 25 18
Frank Gore(notes) 20 22 21 14 19
Peyton Hillis(notes) 21 39 9 12 20
Philip Rivers(notes) 24 17 26 23 21
Shonn Greene(notes) 22 21 19 31 22
Steven Jackson 26 25 22 22 23
Tom Brady(notes) 25 18 23 32 24
Matt Forte(notes) 19 30 31 20 25
Felix Jones(notes) 27 34 16 28 26
Mike Wallace(notes) 30 24 30 24 27
Miles Austin(notes) 34 23 25 30 28
Vincent Jackson(notes) 37 32 24 21 29
Greg Jennings(notes) 32 27 35 26 30
Reggie Wayne(notes) 31 29 27 35 31
Tony Romo(notes) 23 33 33 33 32
LeGarrette Blount(notes) 28 40 29 29 33
DeAngelo Williams(notes) 38 26 41 34 34
Ahmad Bradshaw(notes) 33 28 52 27 35
Mike Williams 35 37 34 40 36
DeSean Jackson(notes) 42 38 40 36 37
Mark Ingram(notes) 39 35 47 39 38
Peyton Manning(notes) 41 31 37 51 39
Brandon Lloyd(notes) 40 54 32 38 40
Dez Bryant(notes) 44 36 44 41 41
Brandon Marshall(notes) 29 46 46 49 42
Beanie Wells(notes) 47 41 38 47 43
Dwayne Bowe(notes) 43 52 42 37 44
Stevie Johnson(notes) 51 51 39 48 45
Antonio Gates(notes) 36 55 50 50 46
Mike Tolbert(notes) 55 44 57 42 47
Mario Manningham(notes) 46 53 45 56 48
Matt Ryan(notes) 48 50 43 60 49
Matt Schaub(notes) 49 45 66 45 50
Jermichael Finley(notes) 45 56 53 53 51
Ben Roethlisberger(notes) 50 49 69 43 52
Jahvid Best(notes) 67 43 59 44 53
Tim Hightower(notes) 52 78 36 52 54
Wes Welker(notes) 63 47 49 68 55
Anquan Boldin(notes) 53 61 54 64 56
BenJarvus Green-Ellis(notes) 65 59 51 59 57
Jeremy Maclin(notes) 56 65 48 70 58
Dallas Clark(notes) 54 64 58 69 59
Knowshon Moreno(notes) 78 42 83 46 60
Kenny Britt(notes) 59 75 55 61 61
Marques Colston(notes) 57 48 63 82 62
Vernon Davis(notes) 58 63 61 73 63
Cedric Benson(notes) 62 77 65 57 64
Santonio Holmes(notes) 61 62 85 54 65
Percy Harvin(notes) 68 71 70 58 66
Ryan Mathews(notes) 60 69 76 63 67
Marshawn Lynch(notes) 64 68 72 65 68
Jason Witten(notes) 75 58 74 62 69
Chad Ochocinco(notes) 70 66 60 83 70
Matthew Stafford(notes) 77 67 56 79 71
Joseph Addai(notes) 72 60 86 66 72
Austin Collie(notes) 87 57 71 71 73
Reggie Bush(notes) 73 83 67 67 74
Brandon Jacobs(notes) 74 70 73 76 75
Santana Moss(notes) 81 81 68 78 76
Eli Manning(notes) 76 74 87 72 77
Fred Jackson(notes) 66 81 55 78
Jimmy Graham(notes) 71 89 78 80 79
Owen Daniels(notes) 69 90 75 84 80
Ryan Grant 80 87 79 86 81
Pierre Thomas(notes) 98 84 82 75 82
Josh Freeman(notes) 85 91 80 85 83
Willis McGahee(notes) 83 88 64 84
Mike Thomas(notes) 79 100 97 81 85
Jonathan Stewart(notes) 82 99 99 77 86
Julio Jones(notes) 93 72 77 87
Sidney Rice(notes) 90 76 96 97 88
Kevin Kolb(notes) 73 62 89
Danny Amendola(notes) 86 94 94 99 90
Mike Sims-Walker(notes) 82 89 87 91
Lance Moore(notes) 91 84 88 92
Michael Bush(notes) 97 95 74 93
Joe Flacco(notes) 89 86 92 94
Kellen Winslow(notes) 95 98 91 95
Sam Bradford(notes) 79 94 96
Jay Cutler(notes) 94 80 97
James Starks(notes) 88 89 98
Jerome Harrison(notes) 96 98 100 99
Jared Cook(notes) 88 92 100
Steve Smith (Car) 84 98
Malcom Floyd(notes) 92 93
Pierre Garcon(notes) 100 85
Lee Evans(notes) 99 96
Tony Gonzalez(notes) 97 100
Daniel Thomas(notes) 90
Plaxico Burress(notes) 90
Delone Carter(notes) 91
Darren Sproles(notes) 92
Marcedes Lewis(notes) 93
Kyle Orton(notes) 93
Aaron Hernandez(notes) 95
Roy Williams 95
Robert Meachem(notes) 96

Scoring system: Pass TD = 4; 25 Pass Yards = 1; Rush/Receive TD = 6; 10 Rush/Receive Yards = 1

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