There will be many more 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings and features in the late spring and summer, including tons of 2012 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts, Player Rankings, Sleepers and Busts. I'll also have an extensive 2012 NFL Fantasy Football Preseason Stock Report.
2012 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Re-Draft
Trent Richardson, RB, Browns
Trent Richardson should be a second-round pick in re-draft fantasy leagues. I've learned my lesson with rookie running backs, but Richardson is an exception because he's the top running back prospect since Adrian Peterson. He's a stud, and he's never going to come off the field because of his ability to catch passes out of the backfield.
Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers
Doug Martin probably should be the second rookie chosen in re-draft leagues, just slightly ahead of the two quarterbacks. The Buccaneers really don't like LeGarrette Blount because he can't catch balls out of the backfield or pass protect. Martin can do that. He's drawn comparisons to Ray Rice, so he's worth drafting in Rounds 6 or 7.
Robert Griffin, QB, Redskins
It's very close for me, but I'd rather have Robert Griffin because of his potential to accumulate rushing numbers. Think of Griffin as more upside, but Luck as being safer.
Andrew Luck, QB, Colts
You can't go wrong with either of the top two rookie quarterbacks this year. Andrew Luck will pick up rushing yardage, as he has very underrated athleticism. He's more Aaron Rodgers than Peyton Manning.
Ronnie Hillman, RB, Broncos
Ronnie Hillman should see action right away as the change-of-pace back behind Willis McGahee. The upside is that McGahee is wearing down, so Hillman could see lots of playing time toward the end of the year.
Isaiah Pead, RB, Rams
Steven Jackson isn't going to last much longer. If he gets hurt, Isaiah Pead will be on the field a lot, and should produce as a pass-catcher.
David Wilson, RB, Giants
It'll take an injury to Ahmad Bradshaw for David Wilson to see much action. Bradshaw is injury-prone, so Wilson is worth drafting late.
Coby Fleener, TE, Colts
I normally wouldn't rank a tight end this highly, but Coby Fleener's familiarity (as well as his raw talent as a pass-catcher) will probably help him accumulate big numbers this year.
Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals
Michael Floyd will benefit from opposing defenses paying lots of attention to Larry Fitzgerald. Unfortunately, Arizona's quarterbacking situation is pretty dubious, so Floyd won't produce much this year.
Justin Blackmon, WR, Jaguars
Poor Justin Blackmon is going to rot away in Jacksonville as long as Blaine Gabbert is under center. Having said that, he's worth a late-round flier because Chad Henne could take over by October. I'm not saying Henne's any good, but he's a billion times better than Gabbert.
Kendall Wright, WR, Titans
It's possible that Kendall Wright could have the best rookie year of all the receivers. He's very talented, and out of the Titans, Jaguars (Justin Blackmon) and Cardinals (Michael Floyd), Tennessee has the most stable quarterbacking situation.
Dan Herron, RB, Bengals
We'll know if Dan Herron is any good if he gets some playing time this year. His competition is BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Bernard Scott.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears
Alshon Jeffery would have been a first-round pick if it weren't for work-ethic concerns. He has the quarterback to make him a solid fantasy receiver.
Vick Ballard, RB, Colts
Vick Ballard could win a starting job this year. The Colts don't have much at running back. He'll be worth drafting late.
Bernard Pierce, RB, Ravens
Bernard Pierce has a very good chance to be Baltimore's No. 2 running back. He'll have to be added during the year if Ray Rice gets hurt.
DeVier Posey, WR, Texans
DeVier Posey was a reach in Round 3, but all he needs to do is beat out Kevin Walter for playing time. There's a chance that could happen.
LaMichael James, RB, 49ers
LaMichael James needs Frank Gore to get injured, but that happens frequently. Even still, he'll share touches with Kendall Hunter and Brandon Jacobs when that occurs.
Stephen Hill, WR, Jets
Stephen Hill has immense upside, but he's really raw. He and Tim Tebow could have a good rapport at some point though; Tebow had lots of success throwing to another Georgia Tech wideout in Denver.
A.J. Jenkins, WR, 49ers
The 49ers reached for A.J. Jenkins. It'll take some time for him to produce.
Brian Quick, WR, Rams
Speaking of being raw, Brian Quick has tons of upside, but I wouldn't bet on him posting big numbers this year.
Nick Toon, WR, Saints
Any Saint receiver has fantasy upside. There is some playing time available in the wake of Robert Meachem's signing with San Diego.
Marc Tyler, RB, Packers
Marc Tyler wasn't even drafted, but he could easily make Green Bay's roster because of the team's lack of depth at running back. If he does, there's a good chance he'll get playing time because James Starks and Alex Green have injury issues.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Bengals
The Bengals envision Mohamed Sanu as their next T.J. Houshmandzadeh. He doesn't have the explosion to be a No. 1 receiver, but he'll be a solid possession type. There's an opening at the WR2 position on the roster.
T.J. Graham, WR, Bills
Forgive me for not being excited about a guy who could be Ryan Fitzpatrick's No. 2 receiver.
Chris Givens, WR, Rams
One of these Ram receivers could break into the starting lineup this year. Of course, that doesn't mean much because Sam Bradford throwing to a rookie receiver doesn't exactly scream fantasy potential.
Ryan Broyles, WR, Lions
Matthew Stafford has a ton of targets. It's unlikely that a rookie receiver will do much, but I won't dismiss the possibility.
Dwayne Allen, TE, Colts
Andrew Luck loves sticking the ball to his tight ends (not that there's anything wrong with that). Dwayne Allen, however, will focus more on blocking.
No point in trading for Cousins, there's almost no chance he succeeds. 0 WRs and TEs to throw it to, so it would just be a waste of his prime years. If Shanahan reealllly wants him, wait until next year since he seems to have a rift with the Redskins. Besides, next year's quarterback class is much better if they fail to sign Cousins in FA.
I don't agree on a lot. They have so many cuts on the OL you didn't mention including Dunlap and Franklin which will save them 12+ million. Stuckey is not worth 3 million. They can make on very solid move or a couple with draft help to protect Phillip. Cruz could be an interesting pair with Allen if he can return to prior form though.