2015 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

NFL 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 10 Quarterbacks

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Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 1 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Aaron Rodgers #12
GB Packers, 10 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, PAYD=4381, PATD=38, RUCA=43, RUYD=269, RUTD=2, INT=5, FUM=2, FPPG=26.8, TFP=428
2
Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 2 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Andrew Luck #12
IND Colts, 3 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=16, PAYD=4761, PATD=40, RUCA=64, RUYD=274, RUTD=3, INT=16, FUM=6, FPPG=27, TFP=432
3
Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 3 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Russell Wilson #3
SEA Seahawks, 3 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, PAYD=3475, PATD=20, RUCA=118, RUYD=849, RUTD=6, INT=7, FUM=0, FPPG=22.9, TFP=366
4
Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos is ranked 4 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Peyton Manning #18
DEN Broncos, 17 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, PAYD=4727, PATD=39, RUCA=24, RUYD=-24, RUTD=0, INT=15, FUM=2, FPPG=24.2, TFP=387
5
Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 5 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Drew Brees #9
NO Saints, 14 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, PAYD=4952, PATD=33, RUCA=27, RUYD=68, RUTD=1, INT=17, FUM=3, FPPG=23.1, TFP=369
6
Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 6 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Ben Roethlisberger #7
PIT Steelers, 11 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, PAYD=4952, PATD=32, RUCA=33, RUYD=27, RUTD=0, INT=9, FUM=5, FPPG=22.8, TFP=365
7
Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 7 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Tony Romo #9
DAL Cowboys, 12 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=15, PAYD=3705, PATD=34, RUCA=26, RUYD=61, RUTD=0, INT=9, FUM=3, FPPG=22.3, TFP=334
8
Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 8 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Matt Ryan #2
ATL Falcons, 7 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=16, PAYD=4694, PATD=28, RUCA=29, RUYD=145, RUTD=0, INT=14, FUM=2, FPPG=21.1, TFP=338
9
Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers is ranked 9 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Cam Newton #1
CAR Panthers, 4 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=14, PAYD=3127, PATD=18, RUCA=103, RUYD=539, RUTD=5, INT=12, FUM=5, FPPG=20.2, TFP=283
10
Ryan Tannehill of the Miami Dolphins is ranked 10 in our 2015 Quarterback rankings.
Ryan Tannehill #17
MIA Dolphins, 3 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=16, PAYD=4045, PATD=27, RUCA=56, RUYD=311, RUTD=1, INT=12, FUM=2, FPPG=20.8, TFP=333

Top 10 Running Backs

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Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 1 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Jamaal Charles #25
KC Chiefs, 7 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=15, RUCA=206, RUYD=1033, RUTD=9, RETR=59, RECP=40, REYD=291, RETD=5, FUM=3, FPPG=14, TFP=210
2
Eddie Lacy of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 2 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Eddie Lacy #27
GB Packers, 2 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, RUCA=246, RUYD=1139, RUTD=9, RETR=55, RECP=42, REYD=427, RETD=4, FUM=2, FPPG=14.4, TFP=231
3
Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 3 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Le'Veon Bell #26
PIT Steelers, 2 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, RUCA=290, RUYD=1361, RUTD=8, RETR=105, RECP=83, REYD=854, RETD=3, FUM=0, FPPG=18, TFP=288
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Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears is ranked 4 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Matt Forte #22
CHI Bears, 7 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, RUCA=266, RUYD=1038, RUTD=6, RETR=130, RECP=102, REYD=808, RETD=4, FUM=2, FPPG=15, TFP=241
5
Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 5 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Marshawn Lynch #24
SEA Seahawks, 8 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, RUCA=280, RUYD=1306, RUTD=13, RETR=48, RECP=37, REYD=367, RETD=4, FUM=2, FPPG=16.6, TFP=265
6
Arian Foster of the Houston Texans is ranked 6 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Arian Foster #23
HOU Texans, 6 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=13, RUCA=260, RUYD=1246, RUTD=8, RETR=59, RECP=38, REYD=327, RETD=5, FUM=2, FPPG=17.8, TFP=231
7
Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 7 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Adrian Peterson #28
MIN Vikings, 8 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=1, RUCA=21, RUYD=75, RUTD=0, RETR=3, RECP=2, REYD=18, RETD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=9.3, TFP=9
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Jeremy Hill of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 8 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
Jeremy Hill #32
CIN Bengals, 1 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, RUCA=222, RUYD=1124, RUTD=9, RETR=32, RECP=27, REYD=215, RETD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=11.5, TFP=184
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LeSean McCoy of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 9 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
LeSean McCoy #25
BUF Bills, 6 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=16, RUCA=314, RUYD=1319, RUTD=5, RETR=37, RECP=28, REYD=155, RETD=0, FUM=3, FPPG=10.7, TFP=171
10
C.J. Anderson of the Denver Broncos is ranked 10 in our 2015 Running Back rankings.
C.J. Anderson #22
DEN Broncos, 2 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=14, RUCA=179, RUYD=849, RUTD=8, RETR=44, RECP=34, REYD=324, RETD=2, FUM=0, FPPG=12.7, TFP=177

Top 10 Wide Receivers

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Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 1 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Antonio Brown #84
PIT Steelers, 5 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, RETR=181, RECP=129, REYD=1698, RETD=13, RUYD=13, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=15.3, TFP=245
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Odell Beckham of the New York Giants is ranked 2 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Odell Beckham #13
NYG Giants, 1 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=12, RETR=130, RECP=91, REYD=1305, RETD=12, RUYD=35, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=17, TFP=204
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Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 3 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Dez Bryant #88
DAL Cowboys, 5 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=16, RETR=137, RECP=88, REYD=1320, RETD=16, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=14.2, TFP=228
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Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos is ranked 4 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Demaryius Thomas #88
DEN Broncos, 5 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, RETR=184, RECP=111, REYD=1619, RETD=11, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=14.2, TFP=228
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Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions is ranked 5 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Calvin Johnson #81
DET Lions, 8 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=13, RETR=128, RECP=71, REYD=1077, RETD=8, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=12, TFP=156
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Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 6 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Jordy Nelson #87
GB Packers, 7 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, RETR=151, RECP=98, REYD=1519, RETD=13, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=14.4, TFP=230
7
Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 7 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Julio Jones #11
ATL Falcons, 4 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=15, RETR=163, RECP=104, REYD=1593, RETD=6, RUYD=1, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=12.9, TFP=193
8
A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 8 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
A.J. Green #18
CIN Bengals, 4 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=11, RETR=112, RECP=69, REYD=1041, RETD=6, RUYD=2, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=12.4, TFP=136
9
Randall Cobb of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 9 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Randall Cobb #18
GB Packers, 4 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, RETR=126, RECP=91, REYD=1287, RETD=12, RUYD=37, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=12.5, TFP=200
10
Alshon Jeffery of the Chicago Bears is ranked 10 in our 2015 Wide Receiver rankings.
Alshon Jeffery #17
CHI Bears, 3 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, RETR=145, RECP=85, REYD=1133, RETD=10, RUYD=33, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=11, TFP=177

Top 10 Tight Ends

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Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots is ranked 1 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Rob Gronkowski #87
NE Patriots, 5 years exp , Bye 4
GAM=15, RETR=131, RECP=82, REYD=1124, RETD=12, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=12.3, TFP=184
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Jimmy Graham of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 2 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Jimmy Graham #80
SEA Seahawks, 5 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=14, RETR=123, RECP=85, REYD=889, RETD=10, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=10.4, TFP=145
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Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers is ranked 3 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Greg Olsen #88
CAR Panthers, 8 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=16, RETR=122, RECP=84, REYD=1008, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=8.6, TFP=137
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Martellus Bennett of the Chicago Bears is ranked 4 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Martellus Bennett #83
CHI Bears, 7 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, RETR=128, RECP=90, REYD=916, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=8, TFP=128
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Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 5 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Travis Kelce #87
KC Chiefs, 2 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, RETR=87, RECP=67, REYD=862, RETD=5, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=3, FPPG=6.9, TFP=110
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Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 6 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Zach Ertz #86
PHI Eagles, 2 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=16, RETR=88, RECP=58, REYD=702, RETD=3, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=5.4, TFP=86
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Julius Thomas of the Jacksonville Jaguars is ranked 7 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Julius Thomas #80
JAC Jaguars, 4 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=12, RETR=62, RECP=43, REYD=489, RETD=12, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=10.1, TFP=121
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Delanie Walker of the Tennessee Titans is ranked 8 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Delanie Walker #82
TEN Titans, 9 years exp , Bye 4
GAM=15, RETR=106, RECP=63, REYD=857, RETD=4, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=7.3, TFP=110
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Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 9 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Jason Witten #82
DAL Cowboys, 12 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=16, RETR=90, RECP=64, REYD=703, RETD=5, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=6.3, TFP=100
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Jordan Cameron of the Miami Dolphins is ranked 10 in our 2015 Tight End rankings.
Jordan Cameron #84
MIA Dolphins, 4 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=10, RETR=48, RECP=24, REYD=424, RETD=2, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=5.4, TFP=54

Top 10 Kickers

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Stephen Gostkowski of the New England Patriots is ranked 1 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Stephen Gostkowski #3
NE Patriots, 9 years exp , Bye 4
GAM=16, MAFG=35, MIFG=2, MAXP=51, MIXP=0, FPPG=9.4, TFP=150
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Connor Barth of the Denver Broncos is ranked 2 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Connor Barth #10
DEN Broncos, 7 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=5, MAFG=15, MIFG=1, MAXP=15, MIXP=0, FPPG=11.4, TFP=57
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Cody Parkey of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 3 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Cody Parkey #1
PHI Eagles, 1 years exp , Bye 8
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 , Bye 10
GAM=16, MAFG=30, MIFG=1, MAXP=50, MIXP=0, FPPG=8.6, TFP=137
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Dan Carpenter of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 5 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Dan Carpenter #2
BUF Bills, 7 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=16, MAFG=34, MIFG=4, MAXP=31, MIXP=1, FPPG=7.5, TFP=120
6
Dan Bailey of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 6 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Dan Bailey #5
DAL Cowboys, 4 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=16, MAFG=25, MIFG=4, MAXP=56, MIXP=0, FPPG=7.4, TFP=119
7
Matt Bryant of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 7 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Matt Bryant #3
ATL Falcons, 13 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=16, MAFG=29, MIFG=3, MAXP=40, MIXP=0, FPPG=7.4, TFP=118
8
Steven Hauschka of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 8 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Steven Hauschka #4
SEA Seahawks, 7 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, MAFG=31, MIFG=6, MAXP=41, MIXP=0, FPPG=7.2, TFP=116
9
Randy Bullock of the Houston Texans is ranked 9 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Randy Bullock #4
HOU Texans, 3 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, MAFG=30, MIFG=5, MAXP=40, MIXP=0, FPPG=7.2, TFP=115
10
Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens is ranked 10 in our 2015 Kicker rankings.
Justin Tucker #9
BAL Ravens, 3 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, MAFG=29, MIFG=5, MAXP=42, MIXP=0, FPPG=7.1, TFP=114

Top 10 Defenses/Special Teams

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Seattle Seahawks of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 1 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Seattle Seahawks
Bye 9
GAM=16, FREC=11, INT=13, SACK=37, DTD=2, PA=254, FPPG=6.3, TFP=101
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Houston Texans of the Houston Texans is ranked 2 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Houston Texans
Bye 9
GAM=16, FREC=14, INT=20, SACK=37, DTD=5, PA=307, FPPG=8.7, TFP=139
3
New York Jets of the New York Jets is ranked 3 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
New York Jets
Bye 5
GAM=16, FREC=7, INT=6, SACK=45, DTD=0, PA=401, FPPG=4.7, TFP=75
4
Buffalo Bills of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 4 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Buffalo Bills
Bye 8
GAM=16, FREC=11, INT=19, SACK=54, DTD=1, PA=289, FPPG=7.8, TFP=124
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St. Louis Rams of the Saint Louis Rams is ranked 5 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
St. Louis Rams
Bye 6
GAM=16, FREC=12, INT=13, SACK=40, DTD=3, PA=354, FPPG=6.8, TFP=108
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Carolina Panthers of the Carolina Panthers is ranked 6 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Carolina Panthers
Bye 5
GAM=16, FREC=12, INT=14, SACK=40, DTD=2, PA=374, FPPG=6.5, TFP=104
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Kansas City Chiefs of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 7 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Kansas City Chiefs
Bye 9
GAM=16, FREC=8, INT=6, SACK=46, DTD=1, PA=281, FPPG=5, TFP=80
8
Arizona Cardinals of the Arizona Cardinals is ranked 8 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Arizona Cardinals
Bye 9
GAM=16, FREC=7, INT=18, SACK=35, DTD=4, PA=299, FPPG=6.8, TFP=109
9
Philidelphia Eagles of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 9 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Philidelphia Eagles
Bye 8
GAM=16, FREC=16, INT=12, SACK=49, DTD=4, PA=400, FPPG=8.1, TFP=129
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Baltimore Ravens of the Baltimore Ravens is ranked 10 in our 2015 Defense rankings.
Baltimore Ravens
Bye 9
GAM=16, FREC=11, INT=11, SACK=49, DTD=1, PA=302, FPPG=6.4, TFP=103
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