Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island

Top fantasy performers by position with their associated 2012 cap-value

The NFL season is about half over, so our Spotrac team has taken the liberty of looking at the top 3 fantasy players of each position and determined their value per point thus far. We've used the ESPN Standard of scoring/list for our comparison.

Surprising to many might be, Robert Griffin III, who has taken fantasy leagues by storm, earning the most points of any offensive player in standard fantasy leagues - on a base minimum salary. Similarly, for the second straight year NYG receiver Victor Cruz stands out as the top value-buy, costing just $4,757/fantasy point. Other notable players of value include Patriots running back Stevan Ridley and Seahawks kicker, Blair Walsh.

Owners who took a chance on Adrian Peterson this year, possibly at a lower cost, are seeing major return as All-Day appears to be back into elite form for the Vikings. The same goes for Heath Miller, who probably wasn't drafted in many 10 team leagues this offseason, but has quickly once-again become the goto target for Big Ben in Pittsburgh.


Quarterbacks
Fantasy Rank Player Fantasy Points 2012 Cap Hit (Rank) $/Pt Contract Ends
1 Robert Griffin III, WAS 169 $3,839,836 (28) $22,720 2015
2 Aaron Rodgers, GB 168 $9,000,000 (12) $53,571 2014
3 Tom Brady, NE 162 $8,000,000 (15) $49,382 2014
Running Backs
Fantasy Rank Player Fantasy Points 2012 Cap Hit (Rank) $/Pt Contract Ends
1 Arian Foster, HOU 127 $8,000,000 (6) $62,992 2016
2 Adrian Peterson, MIN 108 $11,150,000 (1) $103,240 2017
3 Ray Rice, BAL 100 $5,000,000 (13) $50,000 2016
  Stevan Ridley, NE 100 $671,250 (64) $6,713 2014
Wide Receivers
Fantasy Rank Player Fantasy Points 2012 Cap Hit (Rank) $/Pt Contract Ends
1 Victor Cruz, NYG 103 $490,000 (147) $4,757 2012
  A.J. Green, CIN 103 $4,474,568 (21) $43,442 2014
3 Percy Harvin, MIN 98 $2,043,800 (55) $20,855 2013
Tight Ends
Fantasy Rank Player Fantasy Points 2012 Cap Hit (Rank) $/Pt Contract Ends
1 Rob Gronkowski, NE 95 $2,610,000 (18) $27,473 2019
2 Heath Miller, PIT 69 $7,070,500 (4) $102,471 2014
3 Tony Gonzalez, ATL 68 $5,900,000 (7) $86,764 2012
Kicker
Fantasy Rank Player Fantasy Points 2012 Cap Hit (Rank) $/Pt Contract Ends
1 Lawrence Tynes, NYG 97 $1,550,000 (19) $15,979 2012
2 Stephen Gostkowski, NE 85 $3,000,000 (8) $35,294 2014
3 Matt Bryant, ATL 78 $2,050,000 (14) $26,282 2014
  Blair Walsh, MIN 78 $419,483 (29) $5,377 2015

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