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2014 Preseason Fantasy Football Projections

We project the top 300 scorers for the 2014 fantasy football season

July 28th, 2014

Editor's Note: We will be updating our 2014 preseason fantasy football projections later this month as training camps play out, depth charts take shape and injuries are known heading into the 2014 regular season.

Using the WhatIfSports.com NFL simulation engine, the individual fantasy players and defensive teams are ranked entirely on projected fantasy points using the FOXSports.com Fantasy Football default scoring where:

QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs: TDs are 6 points

QBs: 25 passing yards is 1 point

QBs: Interceptions are -2 points

RBs: 10 rushing yards is 1 point

QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs: Fumbles lost are -2 points

WRs, TE and RBs: 10 yards receiving is 1 point

QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs: Two-point conversion are 2 points

K: Extra points are 1 point and all field goals are at least 3 points with an extra bonus point for field goals made over 40 yards and another bonus point for field goals made over 50 yards.

DEF: A sack is 1 point, an interception is 2 points and each DEF touchdown is 6 points

Click on the position links below for statistical projections of each player:

Quarterback Running Back Wide Receiver
Tight End Kicker Team Defense

Drew Brees topped our inaugural fantasy football projections. After passing for 5,162 yards in 2013, our simulation engine predicts a 5,125-yard campaign, including 37 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Matt Ryan rated as the second-best performer in the simulation, totaling 4,812 yards for the season. Ryan's career-high came in 2012, when he passed for 4,719 yards.

Among running backs, Matt Forte and LeSean McCoy finished within a few points of each other. Forte is predicted to amass 1,341 yards on the ground, 571 receiving yards and 15 total touchdowns. McCoy is nipping at his heels with projections of 1,360 rushing yards, 468 receiving yards and 16 scores. Though fourth in fantasy points, Adrian Peterson's 1,409 rushing yards led all running backs.

Perhaps the biggest upset among the receiving corps was Calvin Johnson's second-place finish. Johnson led the league in receiving yards in 2011 and 2012, but slipped to third last season behind strong showings from Josh Gordon and Antonio Brown. Our engine projects Julio Jones to lead receivers in yards, touchdowns and fantasy points. However, it does assume the Falcons wideout plays a full season, no given considering he was limited to five games in 2013.

No surprise among tight ends as Jimmy Graham and Jason Witten take the top spots. Graham is predicted to cross the 1,000-yard plateau for the third time in his five-year career.

2014 Fantasy Football Leaders
1Drew BreesQBSaints16399.8
2Matt RyanQBFalcons16371.5
3Aaron RodgersQBPackers16368.4
4Peyton ManningQBBroncos16352.1
5Tony RomoQBCowboys16346.1
6Philip RiversQBChargers16343.9
7Nick FolesQBEagles16337.8
8Tom BradyQBPatriots16333.5
9Josh McCownQBBuccaneers16331.4
10Matthew StaffordQBLions16331.4
11Andrew LuckQBColts16330.1
12Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelers16325.1
13Cam NewtonQBPanthers16321.9
14Robert Griffin IIIQBRedskins16320.2
15Eli ManningQBGiants16318.7
16Jay CutlerQBBears16316.7
17Andy DaltonQBBengals16311.7
18Joe FlaccoQBRavens16308.3
19Johnny ManzielQBBrowns16307.4
20Carson PalmerQBCardinals16307.3
21EJ ManuelQBBills16303.4
22Colin KaepernickQB49ers16302.3
23Sam BradfordQBRams16301.8
24Ryan TannehillQBDolphins16297.3
25Russell WilsonQBSeahawks16289
26Chad HenneQBJaguars16286.3
27Matt CasselQBVikings16283.9
28Matt SchaubQBRaiders16282.3
29Ryan FitzpatrickQBTexans16282.2
30Matt ForteRBBears16281.7
31LeSean McCoyRBEagles16277.3
32Alex SmithQBChiefs16275.7
33Jake LockerQBTitans16274.5
34Eddie LacyRBPackers16255
35Adrian PetersonRBVikings16250.9
36Jamaal CharlesRBChiefs16243.3
37Geno SmithQBJets16242.7
38DeMarco MurrayRBCowboys16239.4
39Montee BallRBBroncos16225.5
40Alfred MorrisRBRedskins16225.3
41Le'Veon BellRBSteelers16216.1
42Doug MartinRBBuccaneers16215.3
43Arian FosterRBTexans16213
44Giovani BernardRBBengals16210
45Ryan MathewsRBChargers16206.8
46Zac StacyRBRams16200.2
47Andre EllingtonRBCardinals16197.7
48Chris JohnsonRBJets16191.2
49Julio JonesWRFalcons16189.4
50Joique BellRBLions16187.8
51Marshawn LynchRBSeahawks16184.7
52C.J. SpillerRBBills16183.2
53Reggie BushRBLions16183.1
54Calvin JohnsonWRLions16181.5
55Ben TateRBBrowns16178.2
56Ray RiceRBRavens14173.8
57Antonio BrownWRSteelers16173
58Knowshon MorenoRBDolphins16172.8
59Bishop SankeyRBTitans16172.2
60Pierre ThomasRBSaints16172
61Shane VereenRBPatriots16171.2
62Toby GerhartRBJaguars16170.1
63Demaryius ThomasWRBroncos16168.9
64Rashad JenningsRBGiants16168.7
65Steven JacksonRBFalcons16168.7
66Jordy NelsonWRPackers16168.6
67David WilsonRBGiants16166.9
68Dez BryantWRCowboys16166.7
69Maurice Jones-DrewRBRaiders16165.1
70A.J. GreenWRBengals16164.5
71Vincent JacksonWRBuccaneers16163.2
72Victor CruzWRGiants16161
73Jimmy GrahamTESaints16160
74Stevan RidleyRBPatriots16159.2
75Jonathan StewartRBPanthers16157.9
76Keenan AllenWRChargers16155.2
77Michael FloydWRCardinals16153.5
78Alshon JefferyWRBears16153.3
79Lamar MillerRBDolphins16151.7
80Brandon MarshallWRBears16150.8
81Darren SprolesRBEagles16150.7
82Frank GoreRB49ers16148
83Ahmad BradshawRBColts16146.4
84Torrey SmithWRRavens16145.6
85Bernard PierceRBRavens16145.6
86Mark IngramRBSaints16144.9
87Phil DawsonK49ers16144.7
88Marques ColstonWRSaints16144.2
89Matt PraterKBroncos16142.9
90DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthers16142.1
91Randall CobbWRPackers16141.9
92Percy HarvinWRSeahawks16140.9
93Stephen GostkowskiKPatriots16140.7
94Shayne GrahamKSaints16140.6
95Andre JohnsonWRTexans16140.2
96Roddy WhiteWRFalcons16139.3
97T.Y. HiltonWRColts16138.8
98Graham GanoKPanthers16138.6
99Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals16138.1
100Darren McFaddenRBRaiders16138.1
101Chris GivensWRRams16138.1
102Justin TuckerKRavens16137.9
103Steven HauschkaKSeahawks16137
104Matt BryantKFalcons16135.8
105Terrance WilliamsWRCowboys16135.6
106Mike NugentKBengals16135.1
107Kendall WrightWRTitans16134
108Josh BrownKGiants16133.7
109Greg ZuerleinKRams16133.6
110Blair WalshKVikings16133.4
111Cordarrelle PattersonWRVikings16133.1
112Shaun SuishamKSteelers16132.4
113Nick NovakKChargers16132.4
114Jay FeelyKCardinals16132.1
115Jacquizz RodgersRBFalcons16132
116Adam VinatieriKColts16130.9
117Mason CrosbyKPackers16130.5
118Billy CundiffKBrowns16129.9
119Dan CarpenterKBills16129.7
120Michael CrabtreeWR49ers16129.6
121Alex HeneryKEagles16129.6
122Robbie GouldKBears16129.5
123Dan BaileyKCowboys16128.1
124Pierre GarconWRRedskins16127.9
125Maikon BonaniKTitans16127.8
126Ryan SuccopKChiefs16127.5
127Mike WallaceWRDolphins16125.9
128Nick FolkKJets16125.6
129Chris IvoryRBJets16125.1
130Randy BullockKTexans16124.7
131Brian HartlineWRDolphins16123.7
132Nate FreeseKLions16123.6
133Caleb SturgisKDolphins16122.6
134Mike EvansWRBuccaneers16122.5
135Josh ScobeeKJaguars16122.3
136Cecil Shorts IIIWRJaguars16121.9
137Jason WittenTECowboys16121.7
138Terrance WestRBBrowns16121.6
139DeSean JacksonWRRedskins16121
140Connor BarthKBuccaneers16120.9
141Kai ForbathKRedskins16120.8
142Julian EdelmanWRPatriots16120.6
143Wes WelkerWRBroncos16120.2
144Andre BrownRBTexans16119.7
145Shonn GreeneRBTitans16119.1
146Fred JacksonRBBills16118.5
147Golden TateWRLions16117.9
148Ronnie HillmanRBBroncos16117.5
149Tavon AustinWRRams16117.4
150Eric DeckerWRJets16117.3
151Jordan TodmanRBJaguars16116.8
152Sammy WatkinsWRBills16116.7
153Kenny StillsWRSaints16115.4
154Jeremy HillRBBengals16115.2
155Trent RichardsonRBColts16115.1
156Sebastian JanikowskiKRaiders16115
157Rueben RandleWRGiants16113.8
158Greg JenningsWRVikings16113.1
159Danny AmendolaWRPatriots16113
160Marqise LeeWRJaguars16112.6
161Markus WheatonWRSteelers16112
162Reggie WayneWRColts16111.6
163Jordan CameronTEBrowns16111.5
164Brandin CooksWRSaints16110.9
165DeAndre HopkinsWRTexans16110.7
166Jeremy MaclinWREagles16110.4
167Carlos HydeRB49ers16109.8
168Dwayne BoweWRChiefs16109.6
169Nate WashingtonWRTitans16109.5
170James JonesWRRaiders16109.3
171Rob GronkowskiTEPatriots16107.6
172Julius ThomasTEBroncos16106
173Danny WoodheadRBChargers16106
174Riley CooperWREagles16105.8
175Kelvin BenjaminWRPanthers16105.2
176Doug BaldwinWRSeahawks16104.5
177Rod StreaterWRRaiders16103.3
178Tre MasonRBRams16103.1
179Odell Beckham Jr.WRGiants16103
180Jarrett BoykinWRPackers16102.8
181Aaron DobsonWRPatriots16101.6
182Harry DouglasWRFalcons16101.3
183Marvin JonesWRBengals16101.2
184Robert WoodsWRBills16101
185Stepfan TaylorRBCardinals16100.8
186Anquan BoldinWR49ers16100.6
187LeGarrette BlountRBSteelers16100.3
188Carolina PanthersDEF16100.2
189Knile DavisRBChiefs16100
190Charles SimsRBBuccaneers1699.9
191New England PatriotsDEF1699.7
192Greg OlsenTEPanthers1698.9
193Kansas City ChiefsDEF1697.2
194Jerome SimpsonWRVikings1696.9
195Jeremy KerleyWRJets1696.5
196Steve Smith Sr.WRRavens1696.4
197Dennis PittaTERavens1696
198Hakeem NicksWRColts1695.5
199Denarius MooreWRRaiders1694.9
200James StarksRBPackers1694.5
201Miles AustinWRBrowns1694.4
202Seattle SeahawksDEF1694.1
203San Francisco 49ersDEF1694
204Emmanuel SandersWRBroncos1693.7
205St. Louis RamsDEF1693.2
206Martellus BennettTEBears1693.1
207Miami DolphinsDEF1692.6
208Cincinnati BengalsDEF1692.6
209Heath MillerTESteelers1692.5
210Buffalo BillsDEF1692.1
211Andrew HawkinsWRBrowns1692.1
212Eddie RoyalWRChargers1691.7
213Arizona CardinalsDEF1690.9
214New Orleans SaintsDEF1690.8
215Justin HunterWRTitans1690.3
216Vernon DavisTE49ers1689.8
217Jordan ReedTERedskins1689.7
218Roy Helu Jr.RBRedskins1689.3
219Lance MooreWRSteelers1689.2
220New York JetsDEF1688.3
221Zach ErtzTEEagles1687.9
222Donnie AveryWRChiefs1687.7
223Jerricho CotcheryWRPanthers1687.5
224Kyle RudolphTEVikings1687.3
225Baltimore RavensDEF1687.1
226Cleveland BrownsDEF1686.6
227Charles ClayTEDolphins1686.2
228Allen RobinsonWRJaguars1685.9
229Lance DunbarRBCowboys1685.6
230Robert TurbinRBSeahawks1685.5
231Denver BroncosDEF1685.1
232Tampa Bay BuccaneersDEF1684.9
233Indianapolis ColtsDEF1684.5
234Jermaine KearseWRSeahawks1684.1
235Tennessee TitansDEF1683.9
236Chicago BearsDEF1683.6
237Philadelphia EaglesDEF1682.6
238Tyler EifertTEBengals1682.5
239Jared CookTERams1681.7
240Austin PettisWRRams1681.5
241Pittsburgh SteelersDEF1680.4
242New York GiantsDEF1680.4
243Vincent BrownWRChargers1680.3
244Jordan MatthewsWREagles1680.2
245Ted Ginn Jr.WRCardinals1680.2
246Stevie JohnsonWR49ers1678.3
247Mike WilliamsWRBills1676.6
248Green Bay PackersDEF1676.6
249Levine ToiloloTEFalcons1676.1
250Antonio GatesTEChargers1676
251Ladarius GreenTEChargers1675.8
252Adrien RobinsonTEGiants1675.7
253San Diego ChargersDEF1675.1
254Brandon GibsonWRDolphins1674.6
255Jacksonville JaguarsDEF1674.5
256Houston TexansDEF1674.4
257Garrett GrahamTETexans1673.7
258Brandon MyersTEBuccaneers1672.8
259Eric EbronTELions1672.2
260Delanie WalkerTETitans1671.9
261Ka'Deem CareyRBBears1671.9
262Marquess WilsonWRBears1671.4
263Detroit LionsDEF1671.1
264Oakland RaidersDEF1671
265A.J. JenkinsWRChiefs1670.1
266Jerick McKinnonRBVikings1670
267Mohamed SanuWRBengals1670
268Andrew QuarlessTEPackers1669.7
269Marcedes LewisTEJaguars1669.3
270Jason AvantWRPanthers1668.9
271Rob HouslerTECardinals1668.6
272Cole BeasleyWRCowboys1668.2
273Andre RobertsWRRedskins1667.4
274Atlanta FalconsDEF1667.1
275Washington RedskinsDEF1667.1
276David AusberryTERaiders1666.3
277Minnesota VikingsDEF1666.3
278Marlon BrownWRRavens1666.2
279Dallas CowboysDEF1665.9
280Nate BurlesonWRBrowns1665.7
281Coby FleenerTEColts1665.7
282Stephen HillWRJets1665.5
283Chris OwusuWRBuccaneers1663.8
284Keshawn MartinWRTexans1663.7
285Scott ChandlerTEBills1663.2
286Malcom FloydWRChargers1662.7
287Mario ManninghamWRGiants1662.1
288Davante AdamsWRPackers1662
289Jonathan DwyerRBCardinals1660.6
290Brandon PettigrewTELions1659.9
291Dexter McClusterRBTitans1658.8
292Vick BallardRBColts1658.4
293John CarlsonTECardinals1658.2
294Zach MillerTESeahawks1655.9
295Jermaine GreshamTEBengals1654.2
296Andre HolmesWRRaiders1653.4
297Jarius WrightWRVikings1652
298Tim WrightTEBuccaneers1652
299Jeff CumberlandTEJets1651.7
300Kenny BrittWRRams1651.3

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at jwestrich@whatifsports.com.

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