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Chet Gresham takes a look at the history of each team's offensive play caller to help predict this …

For explanations on the Top 150, bang it here. The first paragraph defines the ranking of Jimmy Graham, and how to approach these rankings in two-quarterback and PPR leagues.

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1. Adrian Peterson -- I wouldn't seriously consider anyone else at the No. 1 spot.
2. Jimmy Graham -- The biggest week-to-week difference maker at any position.
3. C.J. Spiller -- Offers fantastic upside in Bills new run-heavy, fast-paced offense.
4. Doug Martin -- Versatile bellcow on run-first team with top-ten run-blocking line.
5. LeSean McCoy -- Playmaker headed for career-most carries under Chip Kelly.
6. Trent Richardson -- Last year's No. 9 overall fantasy back despite playing hurt.
7. Jamaal Charles -- Under pass-obsessed Reid, Charles has more value in PPR.
8. Marshawn Lynch -- Elite tackle breaker benefits from run-dominated offense.
9. Calvin Johnson -- NFL's best receiver plays on league's pass-heaviest team.
10. Ray Rice -- Expect Ravens to emphasize run after losses of Pitta & Boldin.
11. Alfred Morris -- Doesn't catch passes, but high-volume RB in run-friendly O.
12. Arian Foster -- Littered with injury/workload red flags. Let someone else draft.

13. Stevan Ridley -- Likely to top 300 carries as foundation of NE rushing attack.
14. Matt Forte -- PPR green-light special; could catch 80+ balls under Trestman.
15. Brandon Marshall -- Physically dominant WR on increasingly pass-first team.
16. Dez Bryant -- Beast of a player poised for first full season of elite production.
17. A.J. Green -- Only behind Marshall and Bryant due to quarterback limitations.
18. Larry Fitzgerald -- Lock for bounce-back year with Palmer & pass-first Arians.
19. Julio Jones -- S-Jax, Gonzo, Roddy are getting older; Julio is getting better.
20. Demaryius Thomas -- Make no mistake: He is Denver's premier wide receiver.
21. Frank Gore -- Aging but consistent; Benefits from NFL's top run-blocking OL.
22. Steven Jackson -- Carry total may disappoint, but he can pile up touchdowns.
23. Chris Johnson -- OL upgrades help, but still boom-bust RB losing GL carries.
24. David Wilson -- Explosive big-play back will separate from Andre Brown quickly.

25. Eddie Lacy -- Already playing next to Rodgers in the 'gun. Huge year coming.
26. Reggie Bush -- More value in PPR leagues; Could lead all NFL RBs in catches.
27. Rob Gronkowski -- Due back in mid-September. Every bit worth 3rd-round pick.
28. DeMarco Murray -- Inevitably prone to injury, but adequate RB2 when he plays.
29. Lamar Miller -- Miller will distance himself from Daniel Thomas in the near future.
30. Drew Brees -- Saints defense looks terrible again, which will help Brees' stats.
31. Aaron Rodgers -- Behind Brees only because Packers will have to run more.
32. Cam Newton -- Enormous talent. No. 5 fantasy QB as rookie & No. 4 as soph.
33. Andre Johnson -- Top-ten fantasy receiver scorer in four of last five seasons.
34. Maurice Jones-Drew -- Overworked RB in bad offense coming off severe injury.
35. Danny Amendola -- To catch 100 balls, all he has to do is play 14-plus games.
36. Darren McFadden -- Awful OL. Raiders will get their clocks cleaned all year.

37. Darren Sproles -- PPR special, but consistency hard to match in any format.
38. Victor Cruz -- Only 26 & getting better. Top-13 WR in back-to-back seasons.
39. Vincent Jackson -- Capable of scoring double-digit TDs, clearing 1,400 yards.
40. Roddy White -- Going on 32 now, but top-10 fantasy WR in five straight years.
41. Marques Colston -- Annual WR1/2 is Drew Brees' No. 2 option behind Graham.
42. Peyton Manning -- Losses on D will make Denver early-season shootout team.
43. Randall Cobb -- Biceps injury is a bit worrisome; I fear Cobb has a partial tear.
44. Pierre Garcon -- Huge breakout candidate as he continues to sustain health.
45. Giovani Bernard -- Look for 10-14 carries and 4-7 catches per game from Gio.
46. Reggie Wayne -- Still Andrew Luck's No. 1 option. Likely to catch 90 balls.
47. Robert Griffin III -- RG3 was last year's No. 1 fantasy QB through Thanksgiving.
48. Vernon Davis -- Expect Davis to lead 49ers in receiving yards & score 8-11 TDs.

49. Antonio Brown -- Stars aligning for 100-catch year.
50. Chris Ivory -- Lynchian rushing talent. Durability?
51. DeSean Jackson -- Focus of Chip Kelly's pass game.
52. Steve Smith -- Stealin' at his 6th/7th round ADP.
53. Tom Brady -- My 6th-ranked QB with upside for more.
54. Eric Decker -- Peyton/Decker/Demaryius/Welker all benefit from lost D talent.
55. Torrey Smith -- Can breakout almost by default after losses of Boldin & Pitta.
56. Dwayne Bowe -- Alex Smith has limiting effect on WRs. Ask Michael Crabtree.
57. Daryl Richardson -- Expect him to open year as a 17-22 touches/game back.
58. Montee Ball -- Just a matter of time before Ball takes over as Broncos lead RB.
59. Shane Vereen -- Movable RB/WR will be Patriots' version of Darren Sproles.
60. T.Y. Hilton -- WR2/3 at moment could finish top 15 with first-team promotion.

61. Matthew Stafford -- This year's top bounce-back QB; recommended value pick.
62. Tony Gonzalez -- Reliable weekly/yearly scorer at fantasy's weakest position.
63. Wes Welker -- Has always been better PPR than standard league receiver.
64. Mike Wallace -- Expect ups & downs in his first season as West Coast WR.
65. Greg Jennings -- Sneaky target monster potential playing Harvin's old position.
66. Ryan Mathews -- Plus talent, but 2-down role & league-worst OL are killers.
67. Colin Kaepernick -- Unimpressive weapons, but has NFL MVP-type talent.
68. Andrew Luck -- Will explode in higher-percentage offense behind upgraded OL.
69. Hakeem Nicks -- Seems incapable of staying healthy. Let someone else draft.
70. Cecil Shorts -- Clear No. 1 WR on team that'll often play catch-up. Yes, plz.
71. Russell Wilson -- Natural playmaker was No. 1 fantasy QB over last 5 weeks.
72. Matt Ryan -- Great weapons, but ceiling capped by average personal talent.

73. Josh Gordon -- A truly elite WR talent. Capable of exploding after 2-game ban.
74. Jordy Nelson -- Dicey pick after knee surgery. Difficult to trust him as WR2.
75. James Jones -- Good bet for double-digit TDs as Packers best red-zone WR.
76. Anquan Boldin -- Should rank second on SF in targets behind Vernon Davis.
77. Jason Witten -- Steady & high-volume receiver has never scored many TDs.
78. Ahmad Bradshaw -- Solid low-end RB2/flex. Colts could have top-five offense.
79. Chris Givens -- Fast-improving route runner on verge of second-year breakout.
80. Ben Tate -- Foster's injury/red flags make Tate an intriguing RB3 with upside.
81. Tavon Austin -- Likely to be better real-life than fantasy player in rookie year.
82. DeAngelo Williams -- Stock continues to ascend with Stewart out indefinitely.
83. Golden Tate -- Look for Tate to lead Seahawks in catches & yards this year.
84. Stevie Johnson -- Limited by rookie quarterback (or Kolb) and run-first offense.

85. Vincent Brown -- Only Chargers WR locked in as starter; 80-catch candidate.
86. Jordan Cameron -- Best player on the field in Browns second preseason game.
87. Bernard Pierce -- Will flirt with flex value if Ravens run as much as they should.
88. Jermichael Finley -- Stock rising with strong August, Cobb & Nelson injuries.
89. Tony Romo -- Last of "safe" QB1s who keeps you competitive every week.
90. Greg Olsen -- Cam's clear No. 2 option. Last year's No. 6 fantasy tight end.
91. Mike Williams -- TD-dependent receiver hurts you in weeks he doesn't score.
92. Kenny Britt -- Big ability, but lock for inconsistency in WR-unfriendly offense.
93. Michael Vick -- Rising fast in run-first O that suits him. Think mid-2000s ATL.
94. Bryce Brown -- McFadden-like skill set. Make sure he holds off Chris Polk.
95. Rashard Mendenhall -- Cardinals have little or no chance of rushing success.
96. Michael Floyd -- Very much on breakout radar as No. 2 option in pass-first O.

97. Isaiah Pead -- Lost camp battle to Daryl Richardson, but still talented RB3/4.
98. Ryan Broyles -- Candidate for 80-plus catches on NFL's pass-heaviest team.
99. Miles Austin -- Declining, pedestrian WR3. Little chance to give you an edge.
100. Kenbrell Thompkins -- Climbing UDFA has made Aaron Dobson irrelevant.
101. Andre Brown -- Ceiling is sluggish RBBC back. No thanks at 7th-round ADP.
102. Mark Ingram -- I would like Ingram better if the Saints' defense was better.
103. Jared Cook -- Has big-play ability, but will never be a high-volume receiver.
104. Kyle Rudolph -- 9th-round ADP is a huge turnoff. Many better options later.
105. Le'Veon Bell -- Lisfranc. Still has outside chance to be 2013 fantasy factor.
106. Emmanuel Sanders -- Don't be surprised if Markus Wheaton overtakes him.
107. Jonathan Dwyer -- Best bet for PIT carries for as long as Le'Veon is shelved.
108. DeAndre Hopkins -- Would need Andre injury to exceed low-end WR3 value.

109. Rueben Randle -- Upside WR4 behind Nicks.
110. Eli Manning -- Bad Giants D is good for Eli.
111. Darrius Heyward-Bey -- Starting at the moment.
112. Knowshon Moreno -- Better investment than Hillman.
113. Cordarrelle Patterson -- He has video-game talent.
114. Denarius Moore -- Any deep threat would struggle in pathetic OAK offense.
115. Jay Cutler -- Has chance to crack top-12 QBs under pass-oriented Trestman.
116. BenJarvus Green-Ellis -- Bernard makes Law Firm all but a fantasy non-factor.
117. Martellus Bennett -- Elite TE tools, but lack of preseason usage concerning.
118. Markus Wheaton -- He is the most impressive rookie WR I've seen in August.
119. Ben Roethlisberger -- Minus Le'Veon, Steelers will have to pass to move ball.
120. Dwayne Allen -- Fantasy outlook quietly ascending as Coby Fleener struggles.

121. Zach Sudfeld -- TE1 option until Gronk returns; value will be shaky thereafter.
122. Ronnie Hillman -- Just a change-of-pace back not worth forward-thinkers' time.
123. Sidney Rice -- Low-ceiling WR4 type. Golden Tate is the best bet in Seattle.
124. Christine Michael -- Top-10 RB talent. Will seek & destroy if Lynch goes down.
125. Roy Helu -- Should be drafted in all leagues. Possible RB1 if ALF suffers injury.
126. Lance Moore -- Bye-week fill-in WR3 who doesn't help fantasy owners otherwise.
127. Joique Bell -- Would be every-week PPR starter if Reggie Bush missed time.
128. Jacquizz Rodgers -- See Joique Bell and replace Bush with Steven Jackson.
129. Coby Fleener -- Has been atrocious in preseason. Still intriguing TE2 potential.
130. Kendall Wright -- Was working with second-team offense before knee injury.
131. Carson Palmer -- One of the higher-ceiling QB2s in Arians' aggressive attack.
132. Antonio Gates -- May be forced to block frequently due to major O-Line woes.

133. Jeremy Kerley -- Somebody's got to catch the passes. Kerley is Jets' best bet.
134. Rod Streater -- Sneaky PPR pick. Better match for Flynn's arm than Denarius.
135. Alshon Jeffery -- Behind Marshall, Forte, Bennett(s) in competition for targets.
136. Brandon LaFell -- No. 3 option in Carolina passing game behind Smith & Olsen.
137. Fred Jackson -- Just a backup, but Bills offense projects to be very RB-friendly.
138. Shonn Greene -- Goal-line vulture & between-tackles specialist behind CJ?K.
139. Greg Little -- Weeden's improvement gives Little an outside shot at WR3 value.
140. Julius Thomas -- Probably needs Broncos WR injury to emerge as reliable TE1.
141. Sam Bradford -- QB2 has some takeoff potential with improved OL & weapons.
142. Justin Blackmon -- Owners who draft Blackmon will probably end up cutting him.
143. Brandon Myers -- Just a guy, but efficient pass catcher in TE-friendly offense.
144. Joe Flacco -- Losses of Boldin & Pitta greatly curb Flacco's breakout potential.
145. Josh Freeman -- Maddeningly inconsistent QB mixes big weeks with clunkers.
146. Andy Dalton -- Playmaking surrounding cast should support stable QB2 stats.
147. Nate Washington -- Will be Titans' Week 1 starting WR opposite Kenny Britt.
148. Zac Stacy -- Has fallen behind Richardson & Pead with quiet camp/preseason.
149. Isaac Redman -- Plodding blitz-pickup specialist likely behind Jonathan Dwyer.
150. DuJuan Harris -- Just a change-of-pace back, but No. 2 on Packers depth chart.

Also on the Radar: Brandon Weeden, Matt Schaub, Ryan Tannehill, Philip Rivers, La'Rod Stephens-Howling, Kendall Hunter, Jonathan Stewart, Michael Bush, Pierre Thomas, Johnathan Franklin, LaMichael James, Vick Ballard, Danny Woodhead, Stepfan Taylor, Brian Quick, Aaron Dobson, Malcom Floyd, Mohamed Sanu, Austin Collie, Stephen Hill, Andre Roberts, Doug Baldwin, Keenan Allen, Jon Baldwin, Brian Hartline, Julian Edelman, Robert Woods, Dexter McCluster, Rob Housler, Brandon Pettigrew, Owen Daniels, Fred Davis, Tyler Eifert.

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