Fantasy football rankings summit

Your quest for a 2013 fantasy football title begins right here. The NFL draft offered a sneak peek at the depth and potential for every pro team and now it's our turn to determine who will be the best fantasy football options this season. We're months away from Week 1, but preparation is key if you're going to draft a team that is ready to take home your league's championship trophy.

On Tuesday, April 30, the ESPN Fantasy team will hold its annual fantasy football rankings summit. We'll debate rosters and roles, red zone targets and goal-line tendencies, all in an effort to lay out a framework of our initial rankings and projections. We'll start out with quarterbacks and evaluate the talent at each and every position, discuss potential sleepers and see what lingering injuries could impact draft value. At the end of it, we'll present to you our top players at each position and craft our first set of rankings for what is poised to be another incredible season.

While we may sit and debate the merits of the players in person, we want you to have a voice in the process. Using the chat below, share your knowledge and advice with the experts and we'll bring your arguments into the room with us.

We are scheduled to begin around 9:30 a.m. ET, so grab a cup of coffee and get ready. Your fantasy football season starts today.

Note: These rankings are based on ESPN standard-league scoring.

Results will be posted here as each position is completed.


1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
4. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
5. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
6. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
7. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
8. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
9. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
10. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
11. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
12. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
13. Eli Manning, New York Giants
14. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
15. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
16. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles
17. Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams
18. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
19. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
20. Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
22. Matt Schaub, Houston Texans
23. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
24. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
25. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs

Tight Ends

1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints

2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
3. Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots
4. Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons
5. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
6. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
7. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens
8. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

9. Owen Daniels, Houston Texans
10. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
11. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
12. Brandon Myers, New York Giants
13. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams
14. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
15. Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions
16. Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers
17. Dustin Keller, Miami Dolphins
18. Fred Davis, Washington Redskins
19. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts
20. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns

Running Backs

1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
2. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
3. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
4. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
5. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
7. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills
8. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns
9. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
10. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
11. Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons
12. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
13. Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots
14. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
15. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
16. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
17. David Wilson, New York Giants

18. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders
19. Montee Ball, Denver Broncos
20. Darren Sproles, New Orleans Saints
21. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys

22. Chris Ivory, New York Jets
23. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions

24. Vick Ballard, Indianapolis Colts

25. Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers
26. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
27. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
28. Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
29. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cincinnati Bengals
30. Isaiah Pead, St. Louis Rams
31. Rashard Mendenhall, Arizona Cardinals
32. Shane Vereen, New England Patriots

33. Andre Brown, New York Giants
34. Johnathan Franklin, Green Bay Packers
35. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
36. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
37. Ryan Williams, Arizona Cardinals
38. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
39. Mikel Leshoure, Detroit Lions
40. Ahmad Bradshaw, Free Agent
41. Bryce Brown, Philadelphia Eagles
42. Bernard Pierce, Baltimore Ravens
43. DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
44. Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills
45. Ben Tate, Houston Texans
46. Jacquizz Rodgers, Atlanta Falcons

Wide Receivers

1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
4. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
6. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
7. Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks
8. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

9. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
11. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
12. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
13. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
14. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
15. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

16. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

17. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
18. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
19. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins

20. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots

21. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
22. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
23. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
24. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
25. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
26. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
27. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars
28. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
29. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
30. Greg Jennings, Minnesota Vikings
31. Tavon Austin, St. Louis Rams
32. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
33. Steve Johnson, Buffalo Bills
34. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
35. Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers
36. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
37. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
38. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
39. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns

40. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
41. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans
42. Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks
43. Emmanuel Sanders, Pittsburgh Steelers
44. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
45. Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams