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Early top-25 overall for 2015 fantasy football

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

Rk Pos Name Tm Age Comments
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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