Free Agency Fantasy Top 101

Jeff Ratcliffe ranks the Top 101 free agents for fantasy purposes.

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Free Agency Fantasy Top 101


DezBryantWith free agency looming on the horizon and teams just one week away from being able to designate franchise and transitional players, I sat down and ranked out the Top 101 free agents for fantasy purposes.

You’re going to see plenty of other lists out there, but keep in mind that this one focuses primarily on the player’s potential for both short- and long-term fantasy value. This is a general list that is meant to apply to a variety of scoring systems. As you’ll notice, I include all offensive skill positions in addition to IDPs, with the weighting more on the offensive side of the ball.

Along with the player’s position, I included their age and contract situation in parenthesis. I’ll update the list throughout the next month as players are either tagged or signed.

  1. Dez Bryant – WR (26, UFA) – The Cowboys assigned the franchise tag to Bryant on 3/2.
  2. Demaryius Thomas – WR (27, UFA) – Denver assigned the franchise tag to Thomas on 3/2.
  3. DeMarco Murray – RB (27, UFA)
  4. Randall Cobb – WR (24, UFA)
  5. Julius Thomas – TE (27, UFA)
  6. Justin Houston – OLB (25, UFA) – The Chiefs assigned the franchise tag to Houston on 3/2.
  7. Mark Ingram – RB (25, UFA)
  8. Jeremy Maclin – WR (27, UFA)
  9. Jordan Cameron – TE (27, UFA)
  10. Jason Pierre-Paul – DE (26, UFA) – The Giants assigned the franchise tag to Pierre-Paul on 3/2.
  11. Greg Hardy – DE (26, UFA)
  12. Stevan Ridley – RB (26, UFA)
  13. C.J. Spiller – RB (27, UFA)
  14. Torrey Smith – WR (26, UFA)
  15. Ryan Mathews – RB (27, UFA)
  16. Shane Vereen – RB (26, UFA)
  17. Michael Crabtree – WR (27, UFA)
  18. Charles Clay – TE (26, UFA) – Miami assigned the transitional tag to Clay on 3/2. The Dolphins now have the right to match any offer sheet Clay signs.
  19. Roy Helu – RB (26, UFA)
  20. Cecil Shorts – WR (27, UFA)
  21. Ndamukong Suh – DT (28, UFA)
  22. Ahmad Bradshaw – RB (29, UFA)
  23. Justin Forsett – RB (29, UFA)
  24. Frank Gore – RB (32, UFA)
  25. Sean Weatherspoon – LB (27, UFA)
  26. Andre Holmes – WR (27, RFA)
  27. Knowshon Moreno – RB (27, UFA)
  28. Larry Donnell – TE (26, ERFA)
  29. Jerrell Freeman – LB (28, RFA)
  30. Brandon Marshall – LB (25, RFA)
  31. Jerry Hughes – DE (26, UFA)
  32. Rolando McClain – LB (25, UFA)
  33. Denarius Moore – WR (26, UFA)
  34. Antrel Rolle – S (32, UFA)
  35. Eddie Royal – WR (29, UFA)
  36. Hakeem Nicks – WR (27, UFA)
  37. Bruce Carter – LB (26, UFA)
  38. Chris Polk – RB (25, RFA)
  39. Emmanuel Lamur – LB (25, RFA)
  40. Kenny Britt – WR (26, UFA)
  41. Brian Orakpo – OLB (28, UFA)
  42. Jason Worilds – OLB (26, UFA)
  43. Dan Herron – RB (26, RFA)
  44. Charles Woodson – S (38, UFA)
  45. Bilal Powell – RB (26, UFA)
  46. Darren McFadden – RB (27, UFA)
  47. Brandon Graham – OLB (26, UFA)
  48. Tashaun Gipson – S (24, RFA)
  49. Reggie Wayne – WR (36, UFA)
  50. Adrian Clayborn – DE (26, UFA)
  51. Wes Welker – WR (34, UFA)
  52. Mason Foster – LB (25, UFA)
  53. Charles Tillman – CB (33, UFA)
  54. Lance Dunbar – RB (25, RFA)
  55. Will Hill – S (24, RFA)
  56. Ben Tate – RB (26, UFA)
  57. Stevie Brown – S (27, UFA)
  58. Rod Streater – WR (27, RFA)
  59. Dawan Landry – S (27, UFA)
  60. Antone Smith – RB (29, UFA)
  61. Cole Beasley – WR (26, RFA) – Beasley signed a four-year, $13.6M contract with Dallas on 3/3.
  62. Craig Robertson – LB (26, ERFA)
  63. Bobby Rainey – RB (27, RFA)
  64. Jacquizz Rodgers – RB (25, UFA)
  65. Ron Parker – S (27, UFA)
  66. Nate Washington – WR (31, UFA)
  67. Jacquian Williams – LB (26, UFA)
  68. Matt Asiata – RB (27, RFA)
  69. Devin McCourty – S (27, UFA)
  70. Lance Briggs – LB (34, UFA)
  71. Jarrett Boykin – WR (25, RFA)
  72. Jermaine Kearse – WR (25, RFA)
  73. Darrelle Revis – CB (29, UFA)
  74. Cedric Thornton – DE (26, RFA)
  75. Nick Fairley – DT (26, UFA)
  76. Justin Durant – LB (29, UFA)
  77. Jordan Todman – RB (25, RFA)
  78. Nate Irving – LB (26, UFA)
  79. David Harris – LB (30, UFA)
  80. Kroy Biermann – OLB (29, UFA)
  81. Travaris Cadet – RB (26, RFA)
  82. George Selvie – DE (27, UFA)
  83. Mike Adams – S (33, UFA)
  84. Danny Lansanah – LB (29, RFA) – Tampa re-signed Lansanah on 3/2. If Mason Foster walks, Lansanah will have a good shot at an every-down role in 2015, giving him IDP relevance.
  85. Da’Norris Searcy – S (26, UFA)
  86. Jaiquawn Jarrett – S (25, RFA)
  87. DuJuan Harris – RB (26, UFA)
  88. Brandon Bolden – RB (25, RFA)
  89. Brandon Meriweather – S (30, UFA)
  90. Rey Maualuga – LB (27, UFA)
  91. Damon Harrison – DT (26, RFA)
  92. Da’Quan Bowers – DE (24, UFA)
  93. Patrick Chung – S (27, UFA)
  94. Brandon Spikes – LB (27, UFA)
  95. Chris Hogan – WR (26, ERFA)
  96. Duke Ihenacho – S (25, RFA)
  97. Fozzy Whittaker – RB (26, ERFA)
  98. Pierre Warren – S (22, ERFA)
  99. Josh Mauga – LB (27, UFA)
  100. Jeremy Ross – WR (27, ERFA)
  101. Ricardo Lockette – WR (29, ERFA)

Late additions:

  • Josh McCown – Tampa released McCown on 2/11. After numerous visits with various teams, the veteran signed at three-year deal with Cleveland on 2/27.
  • Reggie Bush
  • DeAngelo Williams
  • Brian Harline
  • Bernard Pollard
  • Brad Jones – Green Bay parted ways with Jones on 2/20, and the veteran linebacker signed a two-year deal with Philadelphia on 3/2.

 

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is one of the most accurate rankers in the fantasy industry. Jeff also is the host of our show on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio and is one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

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