I’m taking a break from the team previews today. They’ll return for sure by Monday. I hope you’re enjoying them. There are some interesting statistics in there. The links are being posted in our 2015 Fantasy Football Draft Kit or you can read the latest posts.
It’s early but never too early for a 2015 fantasy football top-25 list.
I’ve labeled my list early just because it’s mid-July. That means our opinions are likely to change between now and when the Patriots and Steelers kick things off Sept. 10.
Still, it’s important to get our opinions down now so we can iterate on them as we gather new information.
EP’s early top-25 for 2015 fantasy football
|1||RB||Jamaal Charles||KC||28||One of a few players in the NFL that can turn one touch into 80T|
|2||RB||Adrian Peterson||MIN||30||Old age hits RBs hard and fast. Won’t be surprised if he misses top RB spot in 2015|
|3||RB||Eddie Lacy||GB||25||Pass-first offense only thing keeping him from top of this list|
|4||RB||Le’Veon Bell||PIT||23||Suspension only thing keeping him from top of this list|
|5||RB||C.J. Anderson||DEN||24||Entering his prime as team shifts to more run-heavy offense. Moving up.|
|6||RB||Marshawn Lynch||SEA||29||Beast is not average, but average RBs lose 20% production in age 29 season. Expect decline.|
|7||WR||Antonio Brown||PIT||27||One of the most electric players in 2014 should repeat in 2015|
|8||WR||Dez Bryant||DAL||26||Contract talks over. Time to dominate. Expect a career year.|
|9||RB||Jeremy Hill||CIN||22||Talent must be Charles/AP-level to get bulk workload if Bengals are bad again|
|10||RB||DeMarco Murray||PHI||27||Mathews could steal more touches than we’d like, making this a bad investment|
|11||WR||Julio Jones||ATL||26||Magical age, magical talent. Opportunity to vault to top of WR lists in 2016|
|12||WR||Calvin Johnson||DET||29||Has missed 5 games in the last two years. If he stays healthy, double-digit TDs, 100 catches and he blows up this ranking|
|13||WR||Odell Beckham Jr.||NYG||22||Riding a massive hype train, but as most talented Giant will get every opportunity to meet expectations|
|14||RB||LeSean McCoy||BUF||27||Initially, I was horrified at McCoy getting dumped in Buffalo. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see him top last season’s disappointing stats|
|15||WR||Demaryius Thomas||DEN||27||Most talented skill position player in Denver. Does Julius Thomas’ departure means more coverage and more targets in 2015|
|16||WR||Jordy Nelson||GB||30||Aaron Rodgers’ favorite target, but there are a lot of mouths to feed in Green Bay|
|17||WR||A.J. Green||CIN||26||If Bengals stay healthy, Andy Dalton and Green could rocket up lists|
|18||QB||Aaron Rodgers||GB||31||Likely won’t be available this late in your draft, but hard to pass on if he falls this far|
|19||QB||Russell Wilson||SEA||26||If he can stay healthy and continue to rack up 300 passing/100 rushing/3TD games he’ll actually be a QB worth drafting No. 1 overall|
|20||QB||Andrew Luck||IND||25||Everybody considers him the likely heir to Greatest QB in the NFL moniker|
|21||TE||Rob Gronkowski||NE||26||I’d almost never waste a draft pick this early on a TE, but Gronkowski is miles ahead of the rest of the players at his position|
|22||RB||Arian Foster||HOU||28||Will score like a top-3 pick as long as he’s healthy. We just never know how long that is.|
|23||RB||Matt Forte||CHI||29||Many running backs take a spill at age 29, but Forte should still get a huge workload and put up great numbers in 2015 even if he loses a step|
|24||RB||Melvin Gordon||SD||22||I’ll take all the Melvin Gordon shares, thank you. I believe the next-Jamaal-Charles hype|
|25||WR||Mike Evans||TB||21||Would have been NFL ROY if not for Beckham. And he had Chopped Liver and Stewed Tomatoes throwing him passes.|
Agree with this list? Tell us why in the comments. Also, have you completed a top-25 list? If you have please submit it to ep(at)chinstrapninjas(dot)com. We’d like to put together a staff and reader composite ranking. No comments necessary, but if you submit one with comments we’ll post it here separately.
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