Keeper/Dynasty League Rankings For 2005 and Beyond
1 Peyton Manning/Indianapolis Much safer QB than Culpepper and will play in the #1 offense for years to come.
2 Donovan McNabb/Philadelphia As long as Owens is around, a lock for 30 TDs a season.
3 Daunte Culpepper/Minnesota The loss of Moss will hurt. How much is the question.
4 Michael Vick/Atlanta His upside is tremendous and he'll get better in his second season if the new offense.
5 Marc Bulger/St. Louis Plays in a great offense. Injuries are a concern though.
6 Matt Hasselbeck/Seattle Took a step back this season but he has plenty to work with.
7 Tom Brady/New England Mr. Consistency but the loss of OC Charlie Weis could be an issue over time.
8 Brett Favre/Green Bay Still solid but how much longer he'll play is a mystery.
9 Chad Pennington/New York Jets Took a step back this season but has plenty of upside. Getting Coles back will help too.
10 Carson Palmer/Cincinnati Really came on late before he got hurt and has a nice upside.
11 Trent Green/Kansas City Mark him down for at least 25 TDs a season over the 2-3 despite having little at WR.
12 Aaron Brooks/New Orleans It's ugly watching him but he plays in a pretty good offense.
13 Kerry Collins/Oakland With Moss in the fold and a potentially strong running game, he could put up big TD numbers.
14 David Carr/Houston Once they get him more help at WR, he'll be a 25+ a season QB.
15 Jake Delhomme/Carolina Still got it done without Steve Smith. Negative here is that Muhammad may leave next season.
16 Joey Harrington/Detroit Give him a healthy Charles Rogers and Roy Williams and look for much better results.
17 Jake Plummer/Denver Very streaky but the upside is there.
18 Byron Leftwich/Jacksonville Needs help at WR but has a strong arm.
19 Ben Roethlisberger/Pittsburgh He plays in a run first offense but has good WRs to work with.
20 Drew Brees/San Diego We expect him to start one more season in SD.
21 Brian Griese/Tampa Bay Could be the next Rich Gannon? We'll find out but he did look good last season.
22 Patrick Ramsey/Washington Has good WRs to work with but the offense is conservative.
23 Steve McNair/Tennessee Injuries are a huge issue with him and retirement isn't that far away.
24 Tim Rattay/San Francisco Had an up and down season but the potential is there if they can get a better OL and running game.
25 J.P. Losman/Buffalo Will start in 2005 but has a lot of work to do to become a solid fantasy QB.
26 Eli Manning/New York Giants Starting to look better but needs help at WR and on the OL in a big way.
27 Kyle Boller/Baltimore Needs help at WR in a big way but has a strong arm.
28 Rex Grossman/Chicago Started to look better before he got hurt. Muhammad will help.
29 A.J. Feeley/Miami Should us a little flash over the final few games but needs a much better OL.
30 Trent Dilfer/Cleveland Looks like he could start for his new team for about two seasons but they need help at WR.
31 Drew Bledsoe/Dallas Probably will start for two seasons with his new team.
32 Billy Volek/Tennessee It sounds like McNair may be around for a few more seasons.
33 Philip Rivers/San Diego You might have to wait until the 2006 season to see him play.
34 Kurt Warner/Arizona He's on a one-year deal and their offensive line is young and inexperienced.
35 Josh McCown/Arizona His status as the starter isn't etched in stone.
36 Chris Simms/Tampa Bay Griese could keep him on the bench for a while.
37 Drew Henson/Dallas Bledsoe should start for about two seasons.
38 Luke McCown/Cleveland Won't get a chance to start until at least 2007.
39 Jeff Garcia/Detroit Looks to be a backup for the rest of his career.
Running Backs Comments
1 LaDainian Tomlinson/San Diego You couldn't ask for a more versatile back and he plays hurt.
2 Shaun Alexander/Seattle Will be a free agent but is a rock and is very productive.
3 Priest Holmes/Kansas City In his 30's but you should get at least two more solid seasons from him.
4 Edgerrin James/Indianapolis Re-signed for one season but could be traded.
5 Jamal Lewis/Baltimore Doesn't turn 26 until August and has a big upside.
6 Willis McGahee/Buffalo Really showed the knee surgery from two years ago is behind him and Henry won't return.
7 Ahman Green/Green Bay Nagging injuries are an issue with him but his productivity should be solid for years to come.
8 Clinton Portis/Washington Posted great yards but his TD total was a disappointment. Should rebound in years to come.
9 Kevin Jones/Detroit After the ankle injury was behind him, he really took off. Should be a solid RB for a long time.
10 Corey Dillon/New England You should get about two more solid seasons from him.
11 Steven Jackson/St. Louis Will take over as the starter in 2005 but Faulk will have a role.
12 Rudi Johnson/Cincinnati Re-signed for five seasons and will only get better.
13 Domanick Davis/Houston Really showed us that he could play through nagging injuries and finished the season well.
14 Deuce McAllister/New Orleans Yards are solid but his TD totals are an issue.
15 Lamont Jordan/Oakland He's a great for head coach Norv Turner's offense. Potentially a top-10 RB.
16 Chris Brown/Tennessee Big upside but injuries are an issue.
17 Julius Jones/Dallas They'll get him the ball plenty but he still has to prove he can last a 16-game season.
18 Tiki Barber/New York Giants Wore down late because their OL struggled but will always be a solid #2 RB.
19 Brian Westbrook/Philadelphia Injuries will be an issue but will be a solid #2 RB for years to come.
20 Curtis Martin/New York Jets Had a big revival in 2004 and should have 1-2 solid seasons left.
21 Fred Taylor/Jacksonville TDs are low but yards are high. He should be a solid starter for about two more seasons.
22 Tatum Bell/Denver (up) Big upside but injuries are an issue. The good thing is Droughns is gone.
23 Thomas Jones/Chicago Started off well but his OL really struggled. They need to improve in that area if he's to be better.
24 Reuben Droughns/Cleveland (up) Should be the starter and a decent #3 back or better.
25 Travis Henry/Buffalo Will likely be traded and his value is dependent upon where he ends up.
26 Anthony Thomas/Free agent His value is dependent on where he ends up but he has a nice upside.
27 Michael Pittman/Tampa Bay Had a career season depsite missing four games. However, they may sign or draft a back.
28 Deshaun Foster/Carolina Injuries are always and issue but should be a starter for a while to come.
29 Marshall Faulk/St. Louis Will be a backup for the rest of the his career.
30 Michael Bennett/Minnesota Could be traded. If he returns, they could have a RBBC.
31 Onterrio Smith/Minnesota They could use a RBBC. Lots to be decided there.
32 Warrick Dunn/Atlanta Hils role from year to year is an issue but he'll still be at least a solid #3 RB for years to come.
33 Kevan Barlow/San Francisco Really took a hit this season but still should be their starter. You're better off drafting him.
34 Duce Staley/Pittsburgh Needs to get over his injuries but isn't a bad RB for depth for the next few seasons.
35 Lee Suggs/Cleveland (down) The addition of Droughns hurts his value. Will be used more as a change of pace.
36 T.J. Duckett/Atlanta Still plays second fiddle to Dunn.
37 Correll Buckhalter/Philadelphia If healthy, he'll be a decent goalline option.
38 Larry Johnson/Kansas City Could eventually be the starter in 2007 but still has a lot to prove.
39 Charlie Garner/Tampa Bay Pittman is the starter and he may be cut.
40 Marcel Shipp/Arizona Needs to get healthy in order to challenge for the starting job.
41 Stephen Davis/Carolina Won't return and his playing days are up in the air.
42 Derrick Blaylock/New York Jets Despite signing a decent free agent contract, he's not big enough to be the successor to Martin.
43 Mike Alstott/Tampa Bay No chance to be a main ball carrier but could see goal-line carries from time to time.
44 Nick Goings/Carolina Should be Foster's backup for a while.
45 Sammy Morris/Miami The starter for now.
46 Jerome Bettis/Pittsburgh Could return for another season but as a backup.
47 Najeh Davenport/Green Bay Restricted free agent who will back up Green again once he re-signs.
48 Quentin Griffin/Denver (up) With Droughns gone, he should be the #2 back.
49 Maurice Hicks/San Francisco Should back up Barlow.
50 Kevin Faulk/New England Will back up Dillon again.
51 Domanic Rhodes/Indianapolis Only value is if James doesn't re-sign or is traded.
52 Lamar Gordon/Miami Would back up Morris if the season started now.
53 Maurice Morris/Seattle Only value is if Alexander leaves.
54 Justin Fargas/Oakland No chance to start with Jordan in the fold.
55 Greg Jones/Jacksonville A long way from having a chance to start.
56 Cedric Cobbs/New England A long way from having a chance to start.
57 Ron Dayne/Free agent Hard to see him having a significant role somewhere else at this point.
58 Mewelde Moore/Minnesota Should be deep on the depth chart next season.
59 William Green/Cleveland (down) With Droughns in the fold, he has no chance to play in Cleveland.
60 Chris Perry/Cincinnati He's toast now that Johnson re-signed for five seasons.
61 LaBrandon Toefield/Jacksonville A long way from having a chance to start.
Wide Receiver Comments
1 Randy Moss/Oakland Likely won't catch as many passes as he did as a Viking but his TD numbers still should be strong.
2 Javon Walker/Green Bay When you look for a young WR with a huge upside, Walker is it. Can't find anything wrong with him.
3 Terrell Owens/Philadelphia Just turned 32 and has to prove the injuries are healed but you should get at least two more good years.
4 Marvin Harrison/Indianapolis Turns 33 in August but is still solid and thankfully re-signed recently.
5 Torry Holt/St. Louis Still plays in a great offense and will only be 29 next season.
6 Chad Johnson/Cincinnati He'll get plenty of work with Palmer this off-season and his upside is huge.
7 Andre Johnson/Houston Still too inconsistent but will improve in his third year and he has a big upside.
8 Michael Clayton/Tampa Bay One of the rare rookies who never seemed to hit the rookie wall and he has a big upside.
9 Reggie Wayne/Indianapolis This ranking probably will surprise but he's in the best offense in football and he has improved every season.
10 Steve Smith/Carolina As long as he comes back healthy, his upside will continue to be huge.
11 Joe Horn/New Orleans Turns 33 soon but should have at least two good years left and is solid a rock.
12 Eric Moulds/Buffalo He turns 32 next year but still should have 2-3 more good years left.
13 Darrell Jackson/Seattle He's very underrated and is pretty solid option.
14 Hines Ward/Pittsburgh He's more valuable if you get points for receptions.
15 Derrick Mason/Baltimore He probably was better off as a Titan because he has to now work with an inexperienced QB.
16 Donald Driver/Green Bay He has shaken the injury bug and is quite solid as a #2 WR.
17 Roy Williams/Detroit When he was healthy this season, he showed to have a big upside. He'll get better over time.
18 Anquan Boldin/Arizona Being healthy from the start of the season will help.
19 Nate Burleson/Minnesota Scored in seven out of his last nine games and should only get better. Their #1 WR for the moment.
20 Laveranues Coles/New York Jets He should be better with TDs now that he's back with the Jets where he is also better off.
21 Jerry Porter/Oakland Although he's now their #2 WR, he won't see many double teams so he'll still be pretty solid for a while.
22 Drew Bennett/Tennessee Looks to be their #1 WR for a while and he has a decent upside.
23 Santana Moss/Washington Likely will be their top WR but their passing game is still shaky.
24 Brandon Stokley/Indianapolis Forget about him being their #3 WR, they get him the ball more than most #2 NFL WRs.
25 Larry Fitzgerald/Arizona We expect Boldin to be a little better than him next season and beyond but he has a nice upside.
26 Charles Rogers/Detroit Has only played in six games in his first two seasons but he does have a big upside.
27 Chris Chambers/Miami Needs to have a good running game and OL if he's to be a solid starter.
28 Ashley Lelie/Denver Nice upside but we would like to see him get the ball more.
29 Lee Evans/Buffalo Put together a great second half of the season and has proven he's not just a deep threat.
30 Muhsin Muhammad/Chicago He was better off as a starter for Carolina again. Now has to work with an inexperienced QB.
31 Deion Branch/New England Should be a pretty solid #3 fantasy WR for years to come if not better.
32 Plaxico Burress/New York Giants Not exactly the best place for him to sign and he'll be working with a young QB.
33 Keary Colbert/Carolina Now a starter for a long time to come and he should be a decent #3 WR.
34 Isaac Bruce/St. Louis Should have two decent years left in him.
35 David Givens/Free Agent (RFA) Should be a decent #3 WR for years to come.
36 Donte' Stallworth/New Orleans Injuries are always and issue but he does have a nice upside.
37 Tyrone Calico/Tennessee Will have to prove he's over the knee issues but looks to be their #2 WR and he has a big upside.
38 Peter Warrick/Cincinnati He's on the last year of his contract and he needs to prove he's healthy.
39 Rod Smith/Denver Turns 35 in May but you might get 1-2 more decent seasons out of him.
40 Andre Davis/Cleveland Showed us some flash this season and is a nice #3 WR. It would help if they can get their QB situation right.
41 Brandon Lloyd/San Francisco Nice upside as your #3 WR.
42 Koren Robinson/Seattle You know about his upside but his downside is just as bad.
43 Justin McCareins/New York Jets Will get better with more work with Pennington.
44 Antonio Bryant/Cleveland Has a nice upside but their QB situation is shaky to say the least.
45 Joey Galloway/Tampa Bay Just turned 34 but has shown that he can still get it done but injuries are an issue with him.
46 Eddie Kennison/Kansas City He finally put together a good season but his role in the future isn't set.
47 Travis Taylor/Minnesota He's in a great fit for his talent but still has a lot to prove.
48 Rod Gardner/Washington His value is dependent upon where he ends up assuming he's traded as expected.
49 T.J. Houshmandzadeh/Cincinnati Could start in 2006 since Warrick will be a free agent after this season.
50 Clarence Moore/Baltimore He could start in 2005 and he has a big upside.
51 Marcus Robinson/Minnesota Looks to be competing for their #2 WR job at least for 2005.
52 Peerless Price/Atlanta He can't be this bad next year and beyond, could he?
53 Jimmy Smith/Jacksonville Might return for one more season.
54 Keyshawn Johnson/Dallas Turns 33 before next season and their QB situation is shaky.
55 Keenan McCardell/San Diego He turns 35 next week but might have 1-2 decent seasons left.
56 David Patten/Washington He'll be a marginal fantasy starter for his new team.
57 Marty Booker/Miami They need to get their OL and QB situation straightened out.
58 Amani Toomer/New York Giants Part of his problems were tied to a hamstring injury and his QBs.
59 Rashaun Woods/San Francisco Will challege for a starting job next season.
60 Eric Parker/San Diego You wouldn't keep him but he's going to be worth drafting late.
61 Kevin Curtis/St. Louis Will be a starter by 2007 if not before.
62 Michael Jenkins/Atlanta Should be a starter by 2006 if not before.
63 Cedrick Wilson/Pittsburgh He'll be their #2 WR for a long time but he's in more of a running offense.
64 David Terrell/Free Agent He needs to get his head on straight but the upside is there. Giants worked him out recently.
65 Reggie Williams/Jacksonville Decent upside but is really raw and needs a lot of work.
66 Johnnie Morton/Kansas City His role in the future is in question.
67 Randy Hymes/Baltimore Could start next season.
68 Antwaan Randle El/Pittsburgh Will be their #3 WR for a long time to come.
69 Darius Watts/Denver Is at least two years away from having a chance to start.
70 Justin Gage/Chicago Could challenge for a starting job next season.
71 Bernard Berrian/Chicago Could challenge for a starting job next season.
72 Todd Pinkston/Philadelphia Yards are good but TDs aren't.
73 Quincy Morgan/Dallas Not a lock to start in the future.
74 Az-Zahir Hakim/Detroit Injuries are an issue but has some upside even as their #3 WR.
75 Dennis Northcutt/Cleveland Should be their #3 WR again starting next season.
76 Marc Boerighter/Kansas City Could start in a few years.
77 Joe Jurevicius/Seattle He'll compete for the #3 job.
78 Ronald Curry/Oakland Will likely be their #3 WR for a long time to come.
79 Tim Carter/New York Giants Likely their #3 WR for next few seasons but could start down the line.
80 Jamaar Taylor/New York Giants Could start in a few years.
81 Kassim Osgood/San Diego Could start in a few years.
82 Samie Parker/Kansas City Could start in a few years.
83 Freddie Mitchell/Philadelphia Little chance to start and could get cut.
84 Kevin Johnson/Free Agent His value is dependent upon where he ends up.
85 Corey Bradford/Free Agent His value is dependent upon where he ends up.
86 Jabar Gaffney/Houston Better as their #3 WR.
87 Shaun McDonald/St. Louis Likely to be their #3 WR of the future.
88 Bryant Johnson/Arizona Likely to be their #3 WR for a long time.
89 Terrence Copper/Dallas Could have a chance to start down the line.
90 Doug Gabriel/Oakland Will likely be their #4 WR for a long time to come.
91 Tai Streets/Free Agent His value is dependent upon where he ends up.
92 Robert Ferguson/Green Bay Has almost no chance to start in the future.
93 Dez White/Atlanta Won't start next year most likely.
94 Ike Hilliard/Free Agent His value is dependent upon where he ends up but he likely will be a backup for the rest of his career.
95 Bobby Wade/Chicago Won't start next year most likely.
96 Derrick Hamilton/San Francisco Has little chance to start in the future.
1 Tony Gonzalez/Kansas City Still the #1 option at TE though Gates is really closing in.
2 Antonio Gates/San Diego Tremendous upside and will be great for years to come.
3 Alge Crumpler/Atlanta Became a bigger factor in '04 and should continue to get better in their offense.
4 Jeremy Shockey/New York Giants Injuries are always a factor but he's still their best option in the passing game.
5 Randy McMichael/Miami He continues to improve and should be a solid starter for years to come.
6 Jason Witten/Dallas Very good athlete and would be ranked higher if the QB situation was looking better for the future.
7 Todd Heap/Baltimore Big upside but injuries are always a factor.
8 Kellen Winslow/Cleveland Has yet to play but as long has he's healthy he'll be very involved.
9 Eric Johnson/San Francisco Great athlete and will post good yards but won't score much.
10 Dallas Clark/Indianapolis Once Pollard is out of the way, his role will increase.
11 Jermaine Wiggins/Minnesota He's coming off a career season and he should be active for a while with Moss gone.
12 L. J. Smith/Philadelphia Good athlete and his role will increase as time goes on.
13 Chris Cooley/Washington They look his way often in the redzone area and he's a good athlete.
14 Jeb Putzier/Denver He has a decent upside.
15 Bubba Franks/Free Agent Probably will return and is a decent redzone area threat.
16 Marcus Pollard/Detroit His career should have a small upswing for about two more seasons with his new team.
17 Dan Graham/New England Watson could take some of his role away over time.
18 Erron Kinney/Tennessee We expect Troupe to be a bigger factor in 2005 and beyond.
19 Ben Troupe/Tennessee He should cut in to Kinney's role in the future.
20 Doug Jolley/Oakland They don't use him enough but he has a decent upside.
21 Desmond Clark/Chicago (up) He could be more involved with the new offensive game plan.
22 Itula Mili/Seattle He's back and should be at least a decent backup fantasy TE.
23 Shad Meier/New Orleans (up) With Williams on the outs, he could wind up being their starter.
24 Boo Williams/New Orleans (down) Really took a big step back in 2004 and the team is down on him.
25 Chris Baker/New York Jets The role should be his in 2005 and beyond but they don't use the tight ends enough.
26 Jim Kleinsasser/Minnesota Could be used more as a blocker next season with the emergence of Wiggins.
27 Ben Watson/New England Could cut in to Graham's playing time but doesn't figure to have a chance to start.
28 Matt Schobel/Cincinnati They don't use the tight ends enough but he has a decent upside.
29 Jerramy Stevens/Seattle They don't use the tight ends enough.
30 Stephen Alexander/Denver (up) He's set to be a backup for the near future.
31 Freddie Jones/Free Agent His value is dependent upon where he ends up.
32 Mark Campbell/Buffalo Was looking decent before suffering a serious knee injury.
33 Billy Miller/Houston They don't use the tight ends enough.
34 George Wrighster/Jacksonville Could be the starter down the road.
35 Kris Mangum/Carolina They don't use the tight ends enough.
36 Mike Seidman/Carolina They don't use the tight ends enough.