AOL.com fantasy football preview: Position-by-position player rankings

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Welcome to the 2015 fantasy football season!

It's time to begin studying for the most important day of the year: Draft day. Take a look at the rankings below, which break down the top 20 players at each main position, as well as the top 10 kickers and defenses.

We've also added projected statistics to enhance your preparation. Best of luck!

QUARTERBACKS

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20. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay

Yards: 3,890

TD: 20

INT: 19

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19. Jay Cutler, Chicago

Yards: 4,125

TD: 25

INT: 23

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18. Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota

Yards: 3,850

TD: 18

INT: 12

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17. Carson Palmer, Arizona

Yards: 3,975

TD: 22

INT: 13

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16. Joe Flacco, Baltimore

Yards: 3,905

TD: 21

INT: 18

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15. Eli Manning, NY Giants

Yards: 4,510

TD: 26

INT: 19

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14. Phillip Rivers, San Diego

Yards: 4,365

TD: 26

INT: 14

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13. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco

Yards: 3,625

TD: 16

INT: 10

Rush Yards: 605

Rush TD: 4

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12. Ryan Tannehill, Miami

Yards: 4,105

TD: 24

INT: 16

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11. Matt Stafford, Detroit

Yards: 4,790

TD: 29

INT: 20

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10. Tom Brady, New England

Yards: 3,410

TD: 20

INT: 7

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9. Tony Romo, Dallas

Yards: 4,260

TD: 28

INT: 15

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8. Cam Newton, Carolina

Yards: 3,510

TD: 19

INT: 12

Rush Yards: 535

Rush TD: 5

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7. Matt Ryan, Atlanta

Yards: 4,325

TD: 25

INT: 15

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6. Drew Brees, New Orleans

Yards: 4,695

TD: 26

INT: 14

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5. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh

Yards: 4,815

TD: 32

INT: 18

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4. Peyton Manning, Denver

Yards: 4,810

TD: 29

INT: 10

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3. Russell Wilson, Seattle

Yards: 3,695

TD: 22

INT: 11

Rush Yards: 590

Rush TD: 4

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2. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis

Yards: 4,805

TD: 34

INT: 12

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1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

Yards: 4,995

TD: 36

INT: 9

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RUNNING BACKS

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20. Todd Gurley, St. Louis

Rush Yards: 885

Rush TD: 6

Rec Yards: 135

Rec TD: 2

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19. Joique Bell, Detroit

Rush Yards: 910

Rush TD: 9

Rec Yards: 535

Rec TD: 3

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18. Frank Gore, Indianapolis

Rush Yards: 1,015

Rush TD: 7

Rec Yards: 335

Rec TD: 1

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17. Justin Forsett, Baltimore

Rush Yards: 830

Rush TD: 8

Rec Yards: 435

Rec TD: 2

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16. Lamar Miller, Miami

Rush Yards: 1,120

Rush TD: 9

Rec Yards: 395

Rec TD: 2

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15. Melvin Gordon, San Diego

Rush Yards: 1,215

Rush TD: 10

Rec Yards: 135

Rec TD: 1

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14. Alfred Morris, Washington

Rush Yards: 1,120

Rush TD: 12

Rec Yards: 325

Rec TD: 3

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13. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco

Rush Yards: 1,145

Rush TD: 9

Rec Yards: 105

Rec TD: 0

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12. Mark Ingram, New Orleans

Rush Yards: 1,090

Rush TD: 7

Rec Yards: 275

Rec TD: 2

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11. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati

Rush Yards: 1,205

Rush TD: 10

Rec Yards: 305

Rec TD: 3

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10. Matt Forte, Chicago

Rush Yards: 985

Rush TD: 6

Rec Yards: 635

Rec TD: 4

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9. C.J. Anderson, Denver

Rush Yards: 1,190

Rush TD: 8

Rec Yards: 505

Rec TD: 2

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8. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo

Rush Yards: 1,375

Rush TD: 12

Rec Yards: 235

Rec TD: 1

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7. DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia

Rush Yards: 1,285

Rush TD: 8

Rec Yards: 155

Rec TD: 0

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6. Arian Foster, Houston

Rush Yards: 1,150

Rush TD: 11

Rec Yards: 420

Rec TD: 3

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5. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota

Rush Yards: 1,080

Rush TD: 10

Rec Yards: 295

Rec TD: 2

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4. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

Rush Yards: 1,210

Rush TD: 11

Rec Yards: 535

Rec TD: 4

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3. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle

Rush Yards: 1,255

Rush TD: 13

Rec Yards: 380

Rec TD: 4

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2. Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh

Rush Yards: 1,180

Rush TD: 7

Rec Yards: 635

Rec TD: 5

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1. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay

Rush Yards: 1,315

Rush TD: 11

Rec Yards: 465

Rec TD: 4

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WIDE RECEIVERS

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20. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay

Receptions: 71

Yards: 1,010

TD: 5

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19. Amari Cooper, Oakland

Receptions: 77

Yards: 1,210

TD: 4

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18. DeSean Jackson, Washington

Receptions: 78

Yards: 1,080

TD: 5

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17. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo

Receptions: 79

Yards: 1,105

TD: 5

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16. Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia

Receptions: 83

Yards: 1,205

TD: 6

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15. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans

Receptions: 81

Yards: 990

TD: 6

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14. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston

Receptions: 85

Yards: 1,210

TD: 7

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13. Julian Edelman, New England

Receptions: 92

Yards: 1,010

TD: 6

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12. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver

Receptions: 72

Yards: 965

TD: 7

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11. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay

Receptions: 87

Yards: 1,310

TD: 7

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10. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis

Receptions: 88

Yards: 1,305

TD: 7

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9. Randall Cobb, Green Bay

Receptions: 80

Yards: 1,115

TD: 7

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8. Alshon Jeffery

Receptions: 88

Yards: 1,295

TD: 9

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7. A.J. Green, Cincinnati

Receptions: 89

Yards: 1,345

TD: 9

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6. Julio Jones, Atlanta

Receptions: 100

Yards: 1,325

TD: 8

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5. Odell Beckham Jr., NY Giants

Receptions: 101

Yards: 1,385

TD: 10

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4. Calvin Johnson, Detroit

Receptions: 90

Yards: 1,410

TD: 11

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3. Demaryius Thomas, Denver

Receptions: 99

Yards: 1,430

TD: 9

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2. Dez Bryant, Dallas

Receptions: 94

Yards: 1,480

TD: 12

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1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh

Receptions: 108

Yards: 1,515

TD: 11

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TIGHT ENDS

21 PHOTOS
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 20. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis

Receptions: 40

Yards: 510

TD: 4

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 19. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay

Receptions: 46

Yards: 515

TD: 4

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18. Jordan Reed, Washington 

Receptions: 51

Yards: 485

TD: 3

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 17. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh

Receptions: 55

Yards: 610

TD: 4

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 16. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota

Receptions: 51

Yards: 610

TD: 4

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15. Owen Daniels, Denver 

Receptions: 52

Yards: 475

TD: 5

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 14. Antonio Gates, San Diego

Receptions: 41

Yards: 430

TD: 4

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13. Larry Donnell, NY Giants 

Receptions: 53

Yards: 600

TD: 6

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 12. Josh Hill, New Orleans

Receptions: 56

Yards: 580

TD: 4

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 11. Delanie Walker, Tennessee

Receptions: 620

Yards: 615

TD: 7

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 10. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis

Receptions: 55

Yards: 590

TD: 7

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9. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia 

Receptions: 59

Yards: 655

TD: 4

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 8. Jordan Cameron, Miami

Receptions: 61

Yards: 655

TD: 5

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 7. Jason WItten, Dallas

Receptions: 63

Yards: 690

TD: 7

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 5. Travis Kelce, Kansas City

Receptions: 65

Yards: 760

TD: 5

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 6. Martellus Bennett, Chicago

Receptions: 62

Yards: 745

TD: 6

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3. Greg Olsen, Carolina 

Receptions: 66

Yards: 785

TD: 6

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 4. Julius Thomas, Jacksonville

Receptions: 68

Yards: 780

TD: 6

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 2. Jimmy Graham, Seattle

Receptions: 70

Yards: 845

TD: 8

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 1. Rob Gronkowski, New England

Receptions: 79

Yards: 1,080

TD: 8

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KICKERS

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10. Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh

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9. Dan Carpenter, Buffalo

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8. Dan Bailey, Dallas

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7. Matt Prater, Detroit

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6. Justin Tucker, Baltimore

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5. Mason Crosby, Green Bay

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4. Connor Barth, Denver

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3. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis

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2. Steven Hauschka, Seattle

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1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England

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DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

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10. Miami Dolphins

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9. Arizona Cardinals

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8. Baltimore Ravens

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7. New England Patriots

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6. Denver Broncos

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5. St. Louis Rams

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4. New York Jets

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3. Houston Texans

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2. Buffalo Bills

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1. Seattle Seahawks

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