The first place to begin preparing for fantasy football drafts (yes, it’s not even July yet) is with an overview of the upcoming season’s top players. Jake Ciely of RotoExperts.com collected rankings from 23 different fantasy industry analysts and compiled an overall consensus top 100. Here’s a look at the best of the best (standard scoring): Even though the rankings didn’t incorporate points for receptions, wide receivers still claimed the top three spots. Receivers outpaced running backs 10-9 in representation among the top 20 — and 21-16 among the top 40. The only players not at those positions to place in the top 40 were Gronkowski (9) and quarterbacks Cam Newton (32) and Aaron Rodgers (35).
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It might be time to remove Darren McFadden’s candidacy from the Weird Injury Hall of Fame. The Dallas Cowboys running back suffered a broken elbow over Memorial Day weekend, and his position coach told reporters that the vet injured himself while diving to catch a falling iPhone. But McFadden says that wasn’t true. From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: McFadden … said reports he broke his elbow after he fell in an attempt to save a dropped cellphone were untrue. He said he was in a friend’s backyard after a funeral and slipped on cement near a swimming pool. “I just slipped down and landed on my elbow,” he said. “My phone was in my hand, and so people kind of put that story out.” Was his coach