Who is ready for some fantasy football? With training camps set to start in late July the NFL will soon back to be business, which means fantasy football drafts won't be far behind.
And while plenty will change between now and when Week 1 kicks off on Sept. 8 it's never too early to take a look at positional rankings and start your draft preparations. One thing that is likely not to change, barring an injury, is who will be atop Athlon Sports' rankings when the season starts. Antonio Brown has not only established himself as the No. 1 wide receiver in the game, he's also the No. 1 player in fantasy.
In fact, wide receivers occupy the top three spots in our rankings; yet further proof of how NFL offenses have tilted more towards throwing the football rather than running it. Running backs are still well represented, however, with six in our top 10, a list that's rounded by Rob Gronkowski.
It should come as no surprise that reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton checks in as the first quarterback on our list. However, Newton is No. 45 overall while the next group of signal-callers (Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Rusell Wilson) fall outside of the top 50.
Positional rankings are just one thing you can find in Athlon Sports' 2016 Fantasy Football Annual. Whether your fantasy league is head-to-head, rotisserie, PPR or IDP, this resource has all the split stats and in-depth insight to help you take the first step towards winning a fantasy football championship. Click here to order your copy today!
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