This is the final version of the Definitive 2013 NFL Fantasy Football PPR Draft Cheat Sheet on the Internet. The first version is posted here.
This Cheat Sheet is categorized by position (QB, RB, WR, TE, Defense / Special Teams, and K) and players will be ranked by projected points in a typical Points Per Reception (PPR) scoring system (1 point per 25 yds passing, 1 point per reception, 1 point per 10 yds rushing/receiving, etc.). Within each position, players are ranked in Tiers. There’s a small difference in the projection points between players within a Tier, but a significant projected difference between Tiers.
- Tier 1: (Rodgers, Brees) are guaranteed studs.
- QBs in Tier 2 are safe bets to be in the Top 6.
- Tier 3 has QBs that have at least one concern, but are capable to be in the Top 5. Having at least one QB in Tiers 1 through 3 is “a must” to winning fantasy in 2013.
- Tier 4 contains QBs that should all do well, but will most likely not be in the Top 5.
- Tier 5 (Weedon, Manuel) have tremendous upside and are the last Tier I want on my fantasy team.
- Tier 6 is the last tier of QBs worth owning in 2013.
|1||1||Aaron Rodgers||GB||4||108.0 QB Rating in 2012, has legs, up tempo at times, best WR/TE weapons in NFL|
|2||Drew Brees||NO||7||Pass heaviest offense in NFL, up tempo at times, Sean Payton back|
|2||3||Peyton Manning||DEN||9||5th in fantasy points in 2012 and added Welker, up tempo most times|
|4||Tom Brady||NE||10||Brady/Belichick combo, up tempo at times, The best complete offense in NFL|
|5||Matthew Stafford||DET||9||Led in Attempts in 2012, Has best WR in NFL, 2nd Pass heaviest offense|
|6||Matt Ryan||ATL||6||Has best WR/TE/RB catching combo, 3rd Pass heaviest offense|
|3||7||Colin Kaepernick||SF||9||West Coast Brady/Belichick combo with Harbaugh, Led in Yards-Per-Pass Attempt (8.3) in 2012, Run-first offense|
|8||Tony Romo||DAL||11||Has one of the best WR/TE/RB catching combos, should improve with new playcaller|
|9||Andrew Luck||IND||8||Should improve in 2nd year, New OC Pep Hamilton run-first offense|
|10||Cam Newton||CAR||4||4th in fantasy points in 2012, concerned about new OC Shula’s offensive scheme|
|11||Robert Griffin III||WAS||5||Insane Arm and Legs (when healthy), Knee recovery may affect aggressiveness early in season|
|4||12||Michael Vick||PHI||12||New HC Kelly extremely up tempo offense, Will have designed run plays, He’s almost in Tier 3|
|13||Carson Palmer||ARI||9||New HC Arians Pass Happy Offense, WR Weapons, Looked Stellar in Preseason|
|14||Jay Cutler||CHI||8||New HC Trestman Pass Centric Offense, Shaky O-Line|
|15||Andy Dalton||CIN||12||12th in fantasy points in 2012, Has more weapons and another year of experience|
|16||Ben Roethlisberger||PIT||5||Concerned about OC Todd Haley’s offensive scheme, No more Mike Wallace|
|17||Russell Wilson||SEA||12||Crazy talented, Dual-threat, Run first offense|
|18||Eli Manning||NYG||9||Historically streaky, Consistently ends up putting up good season totals|
|5||19||Brandon Weeden||CLE||10||New OC Norv Turner offense, Has best young WR/TE/RB catching combos|
|20||EJ Manuel||BUF||12||New HC Marrone extremely up tempo offense, has legs, Rookie|
|6||21||Sam Bradford||STL||11||Puzzling offensive passing scheme, Has young WR/TE weapons|
|22||Ryan Tannehill||MIA||6||Shaky O-Line, Added Wallace and another year of experience|
|23||Joe Flacco||BAL||8||No Boldin or Pitta, Has Rice and Torrey Smith|
|24||Matt Schaub||HOU||8||Run-first offense, Low ceiling of passing statistics|
|25||Phillip Rivers||SD||8||New OC Mike McCoy should ensure respectable 2013 season|
|26||Terrelle Pryor||OAK||7||Should be Starter, Dual Threat|
|27||Geno Smith||NYJ||10||Should be Week 1 starter, Dual Threat, Had up-and-down Preseason|
|28||Josh Freeman||TB||5||Has stud RB and WRs, Continues to have accuracy and decision making issues|