2015 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

Developing accurate fantasy football player rankings is a key component of creating reliable fantasy football cheat sheets, and as we know your cheat sheet could make or break your fantasy football draft. In modern fantasy football leagues, almost any football position can be added to your fantasy league scoring configuration (even defensive players). Regardless of your league’s configuration, you’ll need to be sure to have accurate NFL player rankings for each position that is required to complete your fantasy roster. Here are some factors we consider when developing our fantasy football player rankings:

  • Statistics- Obviously the stats from the previous season are most critical but as the season progresses current statistics become more relevant.
  • Fantasy Point Output- Understand how each player’s statistics translate to point output based on your fantasy league configuration. Just as statistic/point-values vary from league to league, a player's ranking will likewise rise or fall based on league settings.
  • Games Played- The number of games a player actually played in during the previous season is an oft-forgotten statistic. Would you rather draft a player that put up 80 fantasy points in 16 games, or a player who put up 60 fantasy points in 8 games? This is why FPPG output is a key statistic to follow (and also why it is integrated into all of our sheets by default).
  • Team- The team a player plays for should definitely factor into their ranking, especially if the player has changed teams. Those teams with high-powered offenses will have players who put up more fantasy points, so remember to factor in the team when you configure your rankings.
  • Experience- The factor that experience plays in your NFL player rankings is heavily dependent on the position being analyzed; a productive kicker will have a much longer career than a productive running back. Compare each player’s stats to their experience to ensure they are not on the downside of their career.
  • Position on Depth Chart- As training camp battles progress, a clearer picture of each team’s depth chart should arise. Know which players have cemented a starting job and which players are still battling to move up the depth chart.
  • Injury Concerns– Football players are constantly battling injuries, but some injuries are worse than others. Those players with injury concerns should slide down your player rankings; how far they slide will depend on the severity (and sometimes the frequency) of their injury.

There are many different factors to consider when configuring your 2015 NFL player rankings. The key to success is examining the relevant factors and properly applying them to the position and player being analyzed. We hope that the rankings provided will help you create reliable and accurate fantasy football cheat sheets in preparation for your 2015 fantasy football draft. Below are our top 5 players at each position named in the standard fantasy football scoring system. To view all rankings for a particular position please click the links above.


Top 5 Quarterbacks

1
Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 1 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Andrew Luck #12
IND Colts, 3 years exp
GAM=16, PAYD=4761, PATD=40, RUCA=64, RUYD=274, RUTD=3, INT=16, FUM=6, FPPG=27, TFP=432
2
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 2 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Aaron Rodgers #12
GB Packers, 10 years exp
GAM=16, PAYD=4381, PATD=38, RUCA=43, RUYD=269, RUTD=2, INT=5, FUM=2, FPPG=26.8, TFP=428
3
Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos is ranked 3 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Peyton Manning #18
DEN Broncos, 17 years exp
GAM=16, PAYD=4727, PATD=39, RUCA=24, RUYD=-24, RUTD=0, INT=15, FUM=2, FPPG=24.2, TFP=387
4
Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 4 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Drew Brees #9
NO Saints, 14 years exp
GAM=16, PAYD=4952, PATD=33, RUCA=27, RUYD=68, RUTD=1, INT=17, FUM=3, FPPG=23.1, TFP=369
5
Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 5 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Russell Wilson #3
SEA Seahawks, 3 years exp
GAM=16, PAYD=3475, PATD=20, RUCA=118, RUYD=849, RUTD=6, INT=7, FUM=0, FPPG=22.9, TFP=366

Top 5 Running Backs

1
Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears is ranked 1 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Matt Forte #22
CHI Bears, 7 years exp
GAM=16, RUCA=266, RUYD=1038, RUTD=6, RETR=130, RECP=102, REYD=808, RETD=4, FUM=2, FPPG=15, TFP=241
2
Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 2 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Jamaal Charles #25
KC Chiefs, 7 years exp
GAM=15, RUCA=206, RUYD=1033, RUTD=9, RETR=59, RECP=40, REYD=291, RETD=5, FUM=3, FPPG=14, TFP=210
3
Eddie Lacy of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 3 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Eddie Lacy #27
GB Packers, 2 years exp
GAM=16, RUCA=246, RUYD=1139, RUTD=9, RETR=55, RECP=42, REYD=427, RETD=4, FUM=2, FPPG=14.4, TFP=231
4
Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 4 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Marshawn Lynch #24
SEA Seahawks, 8 years exp
GAM=16, RUCA=280, RUYD=1306, RUTD=13, RETR=48, RECP=37, REYD=367, RETD=4, FUM=2, FPPG=16.6, TFP=265
5
Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 5 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Le'Veon Bell #26
PIT Steelers, 2 years exp
GAM=16, RUCA=290, RUYD=1361, RUTD=8, RETR=105, RECP=83, REYD=854, RETD=3, FUM=0, FPPG=18, TFP=288

Top 5 Wide Receivers

1
Odell Beckham of the New York Giants is ranked 1 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Odell Beckham #13
NYG Giants, 1 years exp
GAM=12, RETR=130, RECP=91, REYD=1305, RETD=12, RUYD=35, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=17, TFP=204
2
Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 2 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Antonio Brown #84
PIT Steelers, 5 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=181, RECP=129, REYD=1698, RETD=13, RUYD=13, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=15.3, TFP=245
3
Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 3 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Jordy Nelson #87
GB Packers, 7 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=151, RECP=98, REYD=1519, RETD=13, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=14.4, TFP=230
4
Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos is ranked 4 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Demaryius Thomas #88
DEN Broncos, 5 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=184, RECP=111, REYD=1619, RETD=11, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=14.2, TFP=228
5
Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 5 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Dez Bryant #88
DAL Cowboys, 5 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=137, RECP=88, REYD=1320, RETD=16, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=14.2, TFP=228

Top 5 Tight Ends

1
Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots is ranked 1 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Rob Gronkowski #87
NE Patriots, 5 years exp
GAM=15, RETR=131, RECP=82, REYD=1124, RETD=12, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=12.3, TFP=184
2
Jimmy Graham of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 2 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Jimmy Graham #80
SEA Seahawks, 5 years exp
GAM=14, RETR=123, RECP=85, REYD=889, RETD=10, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=10.4, TFP=145
3
Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers is ranked 3 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Greg Olsen #88
CAR Panthers, 8 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=122, RECP=84, REYD=1008, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=8.6, TFP=137
4
Martellus Bennett of the Chicago Bears is ranked 4 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Martellus Bennett #83
CHI Bears, 7 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=128, RECP=90, REYD=916, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=8, TFP=128
5
Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 5 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Travis Kelce #87
KC Chiefs, 2 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=87, RECP=67, REYD=862, RETD=5, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=3, FPPG=6.9, TFP=110

Top 5 Kickers

1
Stephen Gostkowski of the New England Patriots is ranked 1 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Stephen Gostkowski #3
NE Patriots, 9 years exp
GAM=16, MAFG=35, MIFG=2, MAXP=51, MIXP=0, FPPG=9.4, TFP=150
2
Connor Barth of the Denver Broncos is ranked 2 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Connor Barth #10
DEN Broncos, 7 years exp
GAM=5, MAFG=15, MIFG=1, MAXP=15, MIXP=0, FPPG=11.4, TFP=57
3
Cody Parkey of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 3 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Cody Parkey #1
PHI Eagles, 1 years exp
GAM=16, MAFG=32, MIFG=4, MAXP=54, MIXP=0, FPPG=8.6, TFP=138
4
Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 4 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Adam Vinatieri #4
IND Colts, 19 years exp
GAM=16, MAFG=30, MIFG=1, MAXP=50, MIXP=0, FPPG=8.6, TFP=137
5
Dan Carpenter of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 5 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Dan Carpenter #2
BUF Bills, 7 years exp
GAM=16, MAFG=34, MIFG=4, MAXP=31, MIXP=1, FPPG=7.5, TFP=120

Top 5 Defenses/Special Teams

1
Seattle Seahawks of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 1 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Seattle Seahawks
GAM=16, FREC=11, INT=13, SACK=37, DTD=2, PA=254, FPPG=6.3, TFP=101
2
Houston Texans of the Houston Texans is ranked 2 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Houston Texans
GAM=16, FREC=14, INT=20, SACK=37, DTD=5, PA=307, FPPG=8.7, TFP=139
3
Buffalo Bills of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 3 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Buffalo Bills
GAM=16, FREC=11, INT=19, SACK=54, DTD=1, PA=289, FPPG=7.8, TFP=124
4
Arizona Cardinals of the Arizona Cardinals is ranked 4 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Arizona Cardinals
GAM=16, FREC=7, INT=18, SACK=35, DTD=4, PA=299, FPPG=6.8, TFP=109
5
St. Louis Rams of the Saint Louis Rams is ranked 5 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
St. Louis Rams
GAM=16, FREC=12, INT=13, SACK=40, DTD=3, PA=354, FPPG=6.8, TFP=108