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The season is upon us once again – and the time has come to get ready for fantasy football. Without further adu, it’s time to debut the 2012 fantasy football rankings from Fantasy Football Sideline.

Ranking the players for 2012 fantasy football seems a lot different to where we began the 2011 season. Adrian Peterson, who sat atop the Fantasy Football Sideline overall player rankings for 2011, has fallen way down our Top 200 in light of his injury. We’re being conservative, but we currently have projected last year’s no. 1 player all the way down to a late round 2/early round 3 ranking. You can find our Top 200 for 2012 below!

Other changes are in the air heading into the 2012 fantasy football season. Aaron Rodgers is now our top quarterback. Although – will he put those staggering numbers together again in 2012? The Gronk has even taken the throne from Antonio Gates at the tight end position. Young rookies and sleepers are going to step up and help you win your bye week matchups as injury fill ins, too. But, which rookies are going to be your difference maker? A quarterback who is going to start from the first snap like RG3 or a highly talented running back like Trent Richardson?

The 2012 fantasy football rankings from Fantasy Football Sideline have hit the internet. Let the debating begin! Of course, after you use our rankings to help you navigate a successful draft, you should review our 50 League Winning Tips so you stay on top after you draft.

Fantasy Football 2012 Top 200 Rankings

  1. Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans
  2. Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens
  3. LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
  4. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
  5. Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions
  6. Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers
  7. Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
  8. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
  9. Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans
  10. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
  11. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
  12. Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks
  13. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
  14. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
  15. Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
  16. Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders
  17. Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans
  18. Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears
  19. Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons
  20. Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland Browns
  21. Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints
  22. DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys
  23. Greg Jennings, WR, Green Bay Packers
  24. Wes Welker, WR, New England Patriots
  25. Mike Wallace, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
  26. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
  27. Stephen Jackson, RB, St. Louis Rams
  28. Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings
  29. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
  30. Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
  31. Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants
  32. Steve Smith, WR, Carolina Panthers
  33. Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants
  34. Michael Turner, RB, Atlanta Falcons
  35. Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers
  36. Brandon Marshall, WR, Chicago Bears
  37. Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
  38. Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills
  39. Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
  40. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos
  41. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants
  42. Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  43. Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers
  44. Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, New York Giants
  45. Percy Harvin, WR, Minnesota Vikings
  46. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys
  47. Aaron Hernandez, TE, New England Patriots
  48. Miles Austin, WR, Dallas Cowboys
  49. Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints
  50. Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints
  51. Reggie Bush, RB, Miami Dolphins
  52. Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego Chargers
  53. Jeremy Maclin, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
  54. Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
  55. Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers
  56. Brandon Lloyd, WR, New England Patriots
  57. Roy Helu, RB, Washington Redskins
  58. Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos
  59. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
  60. Vincent Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  61. Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona Cardinals
  62. Shonn Greene, RB, New York Jets
  63. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys
  64. Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers
  65. Willis McGahee, RB, Denver Broncos
  66. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons
  67. Steve Johnson, WR, Buffalo Bills
  68. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
  69. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers
  70. Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay Packers
  71. DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
  72. Ben Tate, RB, Houston Texans
  73. Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos
  74. Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans
  75. Fred Davis, TE, Washington Redskins
  76. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
  77. Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens
  78. Jahvid Best, RB, Detroit Lions
  79. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Carolina Panthers
  80. Isaac Redman, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
  81. Robert Meachem, WR, New Orleans Saints
  82. Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins
  83. Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots
  84. Michael Bush, RB, Chicago Bears
  85. Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
  86. Matt Schaub, QB, Houston Texans
  87. Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
  88. Peyton Hillis, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
  89. Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts
  90. Toby Gerhart, RB, Minnesota Vikings
  91. C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills
  92. Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins
  93. Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts
  94. Mikel LeShoure, RB, Detroit Lions
  95. Brent Celek, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
  96. Denarius Moore, WR, Oakland Raiders
  97. Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears
  98. Malcolm Floyd, WR, San Diego Chargers
  99. James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers
  100. Tony Gonzalez, TE, Atlanta Falcons
  101. Sidney Rice, WR, Seattle Seahawks
  102. Santonio Holmes, WR, New York Jets
  103. Anquan Boldin, WR, Baltimore Ravens
  104. Greg Little, WR, Cleveland Browns
  105. Lance Moore, WR, New Orleans Saints
  106. Titus Young, WR, Detroit Lions
  107. Darius Heyward-Bey, WR, Oakland Raiders
  108. Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints
  109. San Francisco 49ers DST
  110. Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco 49ers
  111. Carson Palmer, QB, Oakland Raiders
  112. David Wilson, RB, New York Giants
  113. Mike Williams, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  114. Joseph Addai, RB, New England Patriots
  115. Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Detroit Lions
  116. Josh Freeman, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  117. Jacob Tamme, TE, Denver Broncos
  118. Felix Jones, RB, Dallas Cowboys
  119. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  120. Ryan Williams, RB, Arizona Cardinals
  121. Ronnie Hillman, RB, Denver Broncos
  122. Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens
  123. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
  124. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, St. Louis Rams
  125. Santana Moss, WR, Washington Redskins
  126. Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers
  127. Nate Washington, WR, Tennessee Titans
  128. Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
  129. Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
  130. Daniel Thomas, RB, Miami Dolphins
  131. Laurent Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
  132. Houston Texans DST
  133. Bernard Scott, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
  134. Mario Manningham, WR, San Francisco 49ers
  135. Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants
  136. Chicago Bears DST
  137. Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans
  138. Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals
  139. Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers
  140. Detroit Lions DST
  141. Mike Goodson, RB, Oakland Raiders
  142. Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots
  143. Jared Cook, TE, Tennessee Titans
  144. Dustin Keller, TE, New York Jets
  145. Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams
  146. Tim Hightower, RB, Washington Redskins
  147. Coby Fleener, TE, Indianapolis Colts
  148. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Buffalo Bills
  149. Mike Tolbert, RB, Carolina Panthers
  150. Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
  151. Randy Moss, WR, San Francisco 49ers
  152. Baltimore Ravens DST
  153. Nate Burleson, WR, Detroit Lions
  154. Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks
  155. Green Bay Packers DST
  156. Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Tennessee Titans
  157. Matt Flynn, QB, Seattle Seahawks
  158. Brian Quick, WR, St. Louis Rams
  159. Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego Chargers
  160. Leonard Hankerson, WR, Washington Redskins
  161. Cedric Benson, RB, Free Agent
  162. New York Jets DST
  163. Davone Bess, WR, Miami Dolphins
  164. Kevin Smith, RB, Detroit Lions
  165. Philadelphia Eagles DST
  166. Austin Collie, WR, Indianapolis Colts
  167. Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
  168. New York Giants DST
  169. Danny Amendola, WR, St. Louis Rams
  170. Alshon Jeffrey, WR, Chicago Bears
  171. Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
  172. Seattle Seahawks DST
  173. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
  174. Pittsburgh Steelers DST
  175. Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans
  176. Matt Cassel, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
  177. Stephen Gostkowski, K, New England Patriots
  178. Robert Turbin, RB, Seattle Seahawks
  179. Isaiah Pead, RB, St. Louis Rams
  180. Atlanta Falcons DST
  181. Mason Crosby, K, Green Bay Packers
  182. David Akers, K, San Francisco 49ers
  183. Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers
  184. Delone Carter, RB, Indianapolis Colts
  185. Sebastian Janikowski, K, Oakland Raiders
  186. Rashad Jennings, RB, Green Bay Packers
  187. Joe McKnight, RB, New York Jets
  188. Garrett Hartley, K, New Orleans Saints
  189. Jerome Simpson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
  190. Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys
  191. Brandon Jacobs, RB, San Francisco 49ers
  192. Alex Henery, K, Philadelphia Eagles
  193. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
  194. Matt Prater, K, Denver Broncos
  195. LaMichael James, RB, San Francisco 49ers
  196. Rob Bironas, K, Tennessee Titans
  197. Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans
  198. Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears
  199. James Jones, WR, Green Bay Packers
  200. Kendall Hunter, RB, San Francisco 49ers


Quarterbacks, rookies, and team defense/special teams are broken down from 1-30. Running backs and wideouts are ranked 1-50. Kickers and tight ends are ranked 1-20. And, for those leagues that have individual defensive players… we have ranked those 1-100.

For those who want to take cheat sheets to their live draft, the editors at Fantasy Football Sideline are working to keep these rankings updated – and these rankings are ALWAYS printable and free. All of our rankings are based on standard scoring for fantasy football leagues. We totally realize that most of you have customizable league settings and many of you play in keeper leagues – but we had to set a guideline for our rankings at some point, right?

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