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2012 Fantasy Football Draft Index

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Our Dave Richard, Jamey Eisenberg and Nathan Zegura are ready to help you win your Fantasy leagues in 2012. Check back frequently through the month of August as we cover every possible angle heading into Draft Day to give you a leg up on your competition.

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Rankings, projections, stats and more

Player Rankings | Player Profiles | Top 200 overall | Top 200 point-per-reception | Projections
Current CBSSports.com Draft Averages | Updated team-by-team depth charts | 2011 Fantasy stats

Mock Drafts

10-team standard scoring | 12-team standard scoring | 14-team standard scoring
10-team PPR scoring | 12-team PPR scoring | 14-team PPR scoring | 12-team, three-WR
Two-quarterback formats | 12-team IDP | 12-team auction

Pick -by-pick Draft Day strategies

No. 1 overall | No. 2 overall | No. 3 overall | No. 4 overall | No. 5 overall | No. 6 overall | No. 7 overall | No. 8 overall
No. 9 overall | No. 10 overall | No. 11 overall | No. 12 overall

Downloadable Draft Kits

12-team standard scoring | 12-team point-per-reception scoring | Individual Defensive Player scoring

More from Senior Fantasy Writer Jamey Eisenberg ...

    Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
   
    Jamey's Rankings | Top 200 | Top 200 PPR | Projections | Sleepers | Breakouts | Busts
Jamey's take on Draft Day 2012
Old faces in new places: Which veterans with new addresses have new value heading into 2012?
Ranking the running back tandems: Which backfield tandems should you target and avoid?
Third-year receivers in 2012: Identifying receivers about to enter their "breakout" season
Buy-low candidates: Looking for bargains on Draft Day? Here are some names.
Ranking the rookies for 2012 and beyond: Which first-year players will shine right out of the gate?
Bounce-back candidates: Spotlighting players coming off a subpar season and why they'll bounce back.
Predicting targets and red zone touches: Forecasting the stats that every owner cares about.
Reader strategies: We'll be asking successful owners what their strategies are and evaluate them.
How to manage your bench on Draft Day: Don't waste those final draft picks! Build a bench.
It's all about location on Draft Day: Where you pick in the first round impacts your entire draft.
Average Draft Position analysis: Which players are going too high or too low in our drafts?
Jamey's Fantasy Predictions for 2012
1. Michael Vick will finish the year as a Top 5 Fantasy quarterback
2. Why Eli Manning will be better than Peyton Manning in 2012
3. Darren McFadden will enjoy a career season
4. Adrian Peterson will struggle to return to form in 2012
5. Kevin Smith will finish as Detroit's most productive runner
6. Stevan Ridley will have a better year than BenJarvus Green-Ellis
7. Andre Johnson will finish the season as an elite Fantasy performer
8. Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker will put up career seasons
9. DeSean Jackson will return to elite receiver status
10. Jermaine Gresham will be this year's breakout tight end

More from Senior Fantasy Writer Dave Richard ...

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    Dave's Rankings | Top 200 | Top 200 PPR | Projections | Sleepers | Breakouts | Busts
Dave's take on Draft Day 2012
Breaking down all 32 offensive lines: And you thought offensive linemen don't have an impact in Fantasy.
IDP strategies and rankings: Who should you target in IDP formats in 2012?
Players in search of a big pay day: Which veterans with new addresses have new Fantasy value heading into 2012?
Running back breakdowns: Which running backs have too much wear on the tires? We'll spotlight them.
One-hit wonders: Don't be fooled by last year's overachievers. These guys won't live up.
Assessing runners with risk: Taking a clear stance on polarizing runners
Running back tiers and strategies: A must-read and have on Draft Day for any serious owner.
Wide receiver tiers and strategies: Which receivers should you target and avoid? We've got a comprehensive list.
Quarterback tiers and strategies : Don't want to spend an early pick on a signal caller? We've got a plan.
Tight end tiers and strategies: The position is growing in Fantasy. Which players are next to burst onto the scene?
A schedule for success: Don't think breaking down the full schedule will have an impact on Draft Day?

More from Senior Fantasy Writer Nathan Zegura ...

    Nathan Zegura | Senior Fantasy Writer
   
    Nathan's Rankings | Top 200 | Projections | Sleepers | Breakouts | Busts
Nathan's take on Draft Day 2012
AFC East Fantasy preview: A look at the key Fantasy figures from the AFC East
AFC North Fantasy preview: A look at the key Fantasy figures from the AFC North
AFC South Fantasy preview: A look at the key Fantasy figures from the AFC South
AFC West Fantasy preview: A look at the key Fantasy figures from the AFC West
NFC East Fantasy preview : A look at the key Fantasy figures from the NFC East
NFC North Fantasy preview: A look at the key Fantasy figures from the NFC North
NFC South Fantasy preview : A look at the key Fantasy figures from the NFC South
NFC West Fantasy preview : A look at the key Fantasy figures from the NFC West
Changes in the Fantasy landscape: A look at how our little game has changed and what you can learn.
Quarterback Fantasy trends : The latest statistical observations to help you address the position on Draft Day.
Running back Fantasy trends: We look at the evolution of the critical Fantasy position.
Wide receiver Fantasy trends: The latest statistical Fantasy analysis at the receiver spot.
Tight end Fantasy trends: Will the position continue to emerge in Fantasy?
Average Draft Position analysis: Which guys are going too high or too low in CBSSports.com drafts?
Basic strategies for Draft Day 2012: How should you approach your draft? We've got some options.

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Player News
Shaun Hill not expected to practice Wednesday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12:13 pm ET) Rams quarterback Shaun Hill (thigh) probably won't practice Wednesday but might be able to do limited work Thursday, coach Jeff Fisher told ESPN.com. Fisher reiterated that if Hill is healthy, he'll start Sunday against the Cowboys.

However, the team could choose to hold out Hill because the Rams have a Week 4 bye and third-stringer Austin Davis played well in the Week 2 win at Tampa Bay.


Andy Mulumba out for season with torn ACL
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12:07 pm ET) Packers linebacker Andy Mulumba confirmed he tore his ACL and will be out for the rest of the season, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Two Cowboys unable to practice
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12:03 pm ET) Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said running back Joseph Randle (concussion) and defensive tackle Davon Coleman (calf) won't practice Wednesday ahead of Sunday's game in St. Louis, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Report: Greg Hardy could land on Exempt List
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:58 am ET) The Panthers and reps for defensive end Greg Hardy met Wednesday to discuss putting Hardy on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List, which would make Hardy ineligible until further notice, reports NFL.com. Hardy was found guilty by a judge on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats, and awaits a November jury trial.

Cardinals planning to start Drew Stanton vs. 49ers
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:42 am ET) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said quarterback Carson Palmer's status hasn't changed and that backup Drew Stanton is in line to start Sunday against the 49ers, reports the Bay Area News Group. Palmer has a bruised nerve in his throwing shoulder.

Stanton completed 14 of 29 throws for 167 yards in the Week 2 win at the Giants.


Roy Helu expects no limitations in practice
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:40 am ET) Redskins running back Roy Helu (knee) said Wednesday he will be full go in practice this week, according to CSNWashington.com.

Kirk Cousins expects D-Jax to play
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:39 am ET) Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins told reporters he expects receiver DeSean Jackson to play Sunday in Philadelphia. Jackson is dealing with a sprained shoulder.

"It is hard to overthrow him," Cousins said of Jackson. "You let him go get it."


Darrion Weems hits injured reserve
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:29 am ET) The Cowboys placed offensive tackle Darrion Weems on IR with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

Odell Beckham not expected to practice this week
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:11 am ET) Giants coach Tom Coughlin said rookie receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) likely won't practice this week, reports the New York Daily News. It's unclear when Beckham will make his season debut.

Preston Parker is Giants' new No. 3 receiver
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:09 am ET) With Jerrel Jernigan (foot) done for the season, Preston Parker is the Giants' new No. 3 receiver, coach Tom Coughlin told the New York Post. However, Coughlin said all five Giants receivers will get their opportunities.

Parker made a 29-yard catch in the Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.


 
 
 
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