Talented Mr. Roto: Updated Top 200

Sometime between Susan Boyle becoming an Internet sensation and a bunch of unicorns becoming an Internet curiosity, the NFL held its annual draft. As you may have noticed (and I say "may have" because there's always the chance you live in a cave and are blind and deaf without modern technology) ESPN and ESPN.com went "almost hog" in their coverage of the festivities.

I say "almost hog" as opposed to the whole pig because, while Chris Berman, Mel Kiper, Todd McShay, Trey Wingo and the cast of thousands did their usual fantastic job, we didn't do any network fantasy coverage during the event. Christopher Harris did a terrific live blog during the first two rounds -- I highly recommend it -- but most of all, it ultimately meant I got the two days off. Sweet.

So I went to the draft as a spectator and had a blast. From a fan perspective, I was thrilled my Redskins took a great defensive lineman as opposed to trading up with picks we don't have for a quarterback we don't need. Give Jason Campbell an actual second year with the same offensive system and a healthy offensive line before we decide he's no good, OK? I actually like him a lot from a skill standpoint.

But as you can imagine, being at an event like the NFL draft with tons of ESPN folks around means I got recognized some.

Kid: Excuse me, I'm sorry to bother you, but I just wanted to tell you that you're my favorite ESPN columnist.

Me: Oh, thanks. That's really nice of you to say.

Kid: No, seriously, your favorite column of mine was the cha-cha-cha column.

Me: I didn't write that.

He thinks I'm Rick Reilly. As the kid realizes his mistake and rushes off, I can't decide if this is more insulting to Rick or to myself.

Later on, a woman approaches me.

Woman: Excuse me, I know this probably sounds weird, but my boyfriend is in the other room. He's a huge fan of yours and really shy. Would you mind if he came over and got a picture with you?

Me: Of course not. Bring him over. I'll be here for a bit.

Three minutes later she shows up with a guy.

Woman: (with big flourish) Here he is!

Guy comes up to me and whispers.

Guy: Sorry, man. She thought you were Bill Simmons.

As they walk away, I can't decide if this is more insulting to me or to Bill.

I come back home and open up my mailbag:

Brian (Centerville, Ohio): I've got a friend who is obsessed with you and was wondering if there were any Matthew Berry "products." Bobble Heads, T-Shirts or something like that? Thanks.

TMR: No. But if you buy "Now I Can Die in Peace" or "Shanks for Nothing," I'll autograph it for you.

My conversations -- along with seeing people at the draft and overhearing conversations ("There's Mort! Hey, Keyshawn! Is that Steve Young?") -- led me to realize, whether it is football players for your fantasy team or ESPN personalities or even what you buy for lunch (hot dogs lead hoagies two to one) ... we all rank things differently. And when something new is entered into the equation ("TMR, you're my absolute ... whoa, is that Erin Andrews? Gotta go.") it changes said rankings.

And so it is with this new top 200. We now know where rookies will play, and the ranks will constantly change as we learn more about playing time. Will Mark Sanchez start the year? Where does Edgerrin James land? What about Plaxico Burress? But as of right now, just three days after the draft, here is my latest ranking. I've adjusted some guys based on the draft, hearing my colleagues' thoughts on some players in our recent rankings meeting, recent moves (Matt Ryan moves up because of Tony Gonzalez, for example) and more research and analysis.

If you want answers as to why I've done certain things, like rank Turner above Peterson, made the bottom 20 all defenses and kickers, and why I am a bit down on Philip Rivers, read my previous ranks, done before the draft, by clicking here. If you want my specific feelings about the rookies, watch the video. As we get closer you'll see my feelings on guys in my "love/hate" and everything else we'll do in the preseason.

Without further ado, here is my top 200 as based on an ESPN 10-team standard league.

  1. Michael Turner, Falcons

  2. Adrian Peterson, Vikings

  3. Matt Forte, Bears

  4. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars

  5. Brian Westbrook, Eagles

  6. Clinton Portis, Redskins

  7. Chris Johnson, Titans

  8. Steven Jackson, Rams

  9. Brandon Jacobs, Giants

  10. LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers

  11. Marion Barber, Cowboys

  12. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers

  13. Steve Slaton, Texans

  14. Drew Brees, Saints

  15. Thomas Jones, Jets

  16. Frank Gore, 49ers

  17. Randy Moss, Patriots

  18. Calvin Johnson, Lions

  19. Tom Brady, Patriots

  20. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

  21. Andre Johnson, Texans

  22. Ryan Grant, Packers

  23. Kurt Warner, Cardinals

  24. Steve Smith, Panthers

  25. Roddy White, Falcons

  26. Reggie Wayne, Colts

  27. Terrell Owens, Bills

  28. Joseph Addai, Colts

  29. Pierre Thomas, Saints

  30. Peyton Manning, Colts

  31. Tony Romo, Cowboys

  32. Kevin Smith, Lions

  33. Anquan Boldin, Cardinals

  34. Greg Jennings, Packers

  35. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Seahawks

  36. Marques Colston, Saints

  37. Aaron Rodgers, Packers

  38. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers

  39. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs

  40. Brandon Marshall, Broncos

  41. Wes Welker, Patriots

  42. Philip Rivers, Chargers

  43. Marshawn Lynch, Bills

  44. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons

  45. Ronnie Brown, Dolphins

  46. Reggie Bush, Saints

  47. Darren McFadden, Raiders

  48. Antonio Bryant, Buccaneers

  49. Jason Witten, Cowboys

  50. Vincent Jackson, Chargers

  51. Roy E. Williams, Cowboys

  52. Santonio Holmes, Steelers

  53. Matt Ryan, Falcons

  54. Donovan McNabb, Eagles

  55. Le'Ron McClain, Ravens

  56. Derrick Ward, Buccaneers

  57. Santana Moss, Redskins

  58. Matt Cassel, Chiefs

  59. Dallas Clark, Colts

  60. Eddie Royal, Broncos

  61. Knowshon Moreno, Broncos

  62. Willie Parker, Steelers

  63. Jamal Lewis, Browns

  64. DeSean Jackson, Eagles

  65. Braylon Edwards, Browns

  66. Bernard Berrian, Vikings

  67. Chris Wells, Cardinals

  68. Larry Johnson, Chiefs

  69. Hines Ward, Steelers

  70. Antonio Gates, Chargers

  71. Kevin Walter, Texans

  72. Donald Driver, Packers

  73. Jay Cutler, Bears

  74. Laveranues Coles, Bengals

  75. Fred Taylor, Patriots

  76. Bobby Engram, Chiefs

  77. Derrick Mason, Ravens

  78. Cedric Benson, Bengals

  79. Lance Moore, Saints

  80. Matt Schaub, Texans

  81. David Garrard, Jaguars

  82. Ted Ginn Jr., Dolphins

  83. Lee Evans, Bills

  84. Owen Daniels, Texans

  85. Jerricho Cotchery, Jets

  86. Anthony Gonzalez, Colts

  87. Steve Breaston, Cardinals

  88. Kyle Orton, Broncos

  89. Torry Holt, Jaguars

  90. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

  91. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants

  92. Devin Hester, Bears

  93. Donnie Avery, Rams

  94. Michael Crabtree, 49ers

  95. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks

  96. Donald Brown, Colts

  97. Plaxico Burress, Free Agent

  98. Sammy Morris, Patriots

  99. Joe Flacco, Ravens

  100. Carson Palmer, Bengals

  101. Willis McGahee, Ravens

  102. Kellen Winslow, Buccaneers

  103. Julius Jones, Seahawks

  104. Justin Gage, Titans

  105. Kevin Curtis, Eagles

  106. Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings

  107. Chris Cooley, Redskins

  108. Fred Jackson, Bills

  109. LenDale White, Titans

  110. Deion Branch, Seahawks

  111. Domenik Hixon, Giants

  112. Chad Ochocinco, Bengals

  113. Chris Chambers, Chargers

  114. Darren Sproles, Chargers

  115. Eli Manning, Giants

  116. Johnnie Lee Higgins, Raiders

  117. Sidney Rice, Vikings

  118. Tim Hightower, Cardinals

  119. Earnest Graham, Buccaneers

  120. Chester Taylor, Vikings

  121. Antwaan Randle El, Redskins

  122. Patrick Crayton, Cowboys

  123. Justin Fargas, Raiders

  124. Felix Jones, Cowboys

  125. John Carlson, Seahawks

  126. Ricky Williams, Dolphins

  127. Leon Washington, Jets

  128. Jerious Norwood, Falcons

  129. LeSean McCoy, Eagles

  130. Percy Harvin, Vikings

  131. Tony Scheffler, Broncos

  132. Josh Morgan, 49ers

  133. Dustin Keller, Jets

  134. Muhsin Muhammad, Panthers

  135. LaMont Jordan, Broncos

  136. Tashard Choice, Cowboys

  137. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs

  138. Nate Washington, Titans

  139. Michael Jenkins, Falcons

  140. Davone Bess, Dolphins

  141. Devery Henderson, Saints

  142. Correll Buckhalter, Broncos

  143. Greg Camarillo, Dolphins

  144. Dominic Rhodes, Bills

  145. Mark Bradley, Chiefs

  146. Trent Edwards, Bills

  147. Isaac Bruce, 49ers

  148. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers

  149. Ray Rice, Ravens

  150. Michael Bush, Raiders

  151. Greg Olsen, Bears

  152. Zach Miller, Raiders

  153. Malcolm Kelly, Redskins

  154. Shonn Greene, Jets

  155. Dennis Northcutt, Jaguars

  156. Laurence Maroney, Patriots

  157. Chaz Schilens, Raiders

  158. James Jones, Packers

  159. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins

  160. Ladell Betts, Redskins

  161. J.J. Arrington, Broncos

  162. Kevin Boss, Giants

  163. Donald Lee, Packers

  164. Brandon Jackson, Packers

  165. Kolby Smith, Chiefs

  166. Danny Ware, Giants

  167. Heath Miller, Steelers

  168. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles

  169. T.J. Duckett, Seahawks

  170. Bo Scaife, Titans

  171. Brent Celek, Eagles

  172. Miles Austin, Cowboys

  173. Jerome Harrison, Browns

  174. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders

  175. Mike Walker, Jaguars

  176. Steve Smith, Giants

  177. Joey Galloway, Patriots

  178. Vernon Davis, 49ers

  179. Bryant Johnson, Lions

  180. Earl Bennett, Bears

  181. TEN D/ST, Titans

  182. PIT D/ST, Steelers

  183. BALT D/ST, Ravens

  184. PHI D/ST, Eagles

  185. TB D/ST, Buccaneers

  186. CHI D/ST, Bears

  187. NYG D/ST, Giants

  188. MIN D/ST, Vikings

  189. SD D/ST, Chargers

  190. NYJ D/ST, Jets

  191. Rob Bironas, Titans

  192. Nate Kaeding, Chargers

  193. Jason Elam, Falcons

  194. David Akers, Eagles

  195. Nick Folk, Cowboys

  196. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots

  197. Mason Crosby, Packers

  198. Ryan Longwell, Vikings

  199. Josh Brown, Rams

  200. Jeff Reed, Steelers

Matthew Berry -- The Talented Mr. Roto -- is now on Twitter as TheRealTMR. He may or may not be interesting on it. He is a five-time award winner from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, including a Writer of the Year award. He is also the creator of RotoPass.com, a Web site that combines a bunch of well-known fantasy sites, including ESPN Insider, for one low price. Use promo code ESPN for 10 percent off. Cyberstalk the TMR | Be his Cyberfriend