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If you're in the BTB Fear The Star league, don't listen to these rankings. Draft this guy asap. K? Thanks.
If you're in the BTB Fear The Star league, don't listen to these rankings. Draft this guy asap. K? Thanks.

Long live the fantasy of owning an NFL team!

As we enter Week Two of the 2012 NFL Preseason, most folks are making their last minute preparations to their pre-draft ranking lists. If your draft has already happened, I have to ask what the hell kind of league you're in! No league should draft before the third week of the preseason is over; most competitive leagues wait until after the fourth week concludes. Regardless, if it has already gone down, you can at least try to swoop in and make some intelligent trade offers that will help your team get out to an early advantage in the standings.

Today, we'll take a look at the Top 200 picks, in order, from three of the free resources I like to use, in addition to

Now, of course, no experienced FF player takes another person's rankings without a grain of salt. There is a strategy that you must employ to truly maximize on the selections you make in the early rounds (1-3).

Does a player have to be handcuffed? How much can you risk not getting said handcuff or will you have to reach for them? Are you drafting players that will start out hot and allow you to maximize their value in trades for players that will win for you down the stretch? How much are you balancing consistency with big game outputs? Do your bench players have great matchups for the weeks when you might be heavy on bye week guys?

Most importantly, how are the masses going to pick so you know when to target those guys that you know are going to be gangbusters in 2012.

Right about now, the novice fantasy player is thinking to themselves... "I just like picking players I want to root for."

Well good for you, junior.

For the rest, follow the jump to check out the Top lists.

I've highlighted the Cowboys on each list for your convenience.

1 Arian Foster Arian Foster Arian Foster HOU, RB (Bye 8) Arian Foster, HOU
2 Ray Rice Ray Rice Ray Rice BAL, RB (Bye 8) Ray Rice, BAL
3 LeSean McCoy LeSean McCoy LeSean McCoy PHI, RB (Bye 7) Calvin Johnson, DET
4 Calvin Johnson Calvin Johnson Calvin Johnson DET, WR (Bye 5) Wes Welker, NE
5 Darren McFadden Aaron Rodgers Chris Johnson TEN, RB (Bye 11) Aaron Rodgers, GB
6 Chris Johnson Chris Johnson Darren McFadden OAK, RB (Bye 5) Roddy White, ATL
7 Maurice Jones-Drew (HOLDOUT) Drew Brees Aaron Rodgers GB, QB (Bye 10) LeSean McCoy, PHI
8 Jimmy Graham Tom Brady Jimmy Graham NO, TE (Bye 6) Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
9 Aaron Rodgers Cam Newton Matt Forte CHI, RB (Bye 6) Chris Johnson, TEN
10 DeMarco Murray Matt Forte DeMarco Murray DAL, RB (Bye 5) Tom Brady, NE
11 Steven Jackson Maurice Jones-Drew Tom Brady NE, QB (Bye 9) Andre Johnson, HOU
12 Marshawn Lynch Darren McFadden Drew Brees NO, QB (Bye 6) Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC
13 Wes Welker Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski NE, TE (Bye 9) A.J. Green, CIN
14 Matt Forte Jamaal Charles Andre Johnson HOU, WR (Bye 8) Drew Brees, NO
15 Larry Fitzgerald Jimmy Graham Larry Fitzgerald ARI, WR (Bye 10) Mike Wallace, PIT
16 Ahmad Bradshaw Larry Fitzgerald Wes Welker NE, WR (Bye 9) Matt Forte, CHI
17 Rob Gronkowski DeMarco Murray Roddy White ATL, WR (Bye 7) Greg Jennings, GB
18 Ryan Mathews (INJ,-) Ryan Mathews Ryan Mathews SD, RB (Bye 7) Jimmy Graham, NO
19 Roddy White Matthew Stafford Maurice Jones-Drew JAC, RB (Bye 6) Matthew Stafford, DET
20 Drew Brees Julio Jones Julio Jones ATL, WR (Bye 7) Darren Sproles, NO
21 Reggie Bush Adrian Peterson A.J. Green CIN, WR (Bye 8) Hakeem Nicks, NYG
22 A.J. Green Steven Jackson Darren Sproles NO, RB (Bye 6) Rob Gronkowski, NE
23 Darren Sproles Marshawn Lynch Cam Newton CAR, QB (Bye 6) Ryan Mathews, SD
24 Cam Newton Wes Welker Matthew Stafford DET, QB (Bye 5) Julio Jones, ATL
25 Willis McGahee A.J. Green Greg Jennings GB, WR (Bye 10) Brandon Marshall, CHI
26 Greg Jennings (INJ) Hakeem Nicks Steven Jackson STL, RB (Bye 9) Percy Harvin, MIN
27 Shonn Greene Victor Cruz Trent Richardson CLE, RB (Bye 10) Cam Newton, CAR
28 Victor Cruz Andre Johnson Hakeem Nicks NYG, WR (Bye 11) Dwayne Bowe, KC
29 Andre Johnson (INJ) Ahmad Bradshaw Steve Smith CAR, WR (Bye 6) Marques Colston, NO
30 Antonio Gates Roddy White Marshawn Lynch SEA, RB (Bye 11) Jordy Nelson, GB
31 Fred Jackson Trent Richardson Brandon Marshall CHI, WR (Bye 6) Jamaal Charles, KC
32 Jamaal Charles (INJ) Greg Jennings Fred Jackson BUF, RB (Bye 8) Victor Cruz, NYG
33 Jonathan Stewart Jordy Nelson Victor Cruz NYG, WR (Bye 11) Fred Jackson, BUF
34 Marques Colston Michael Turner Ahmad Bradshaw NYG, RB (Bye 11) Steve Smith, CAR
35 Matthew Stafford Doug Martin Jamaal Charles KC, RB (Bye 7) Steven Jackson, STL
36 Mike Wallace (HOLDOUT) Dez Bryant Adrian Peterson MIN, RB (Bye 11) Steve Johnson, BUF
37 Michael Turner Fred Jackson Jordy Nelson GB, WR (Bye 10) Darren McFadden, OAK
38 Tom Brady Darren Sproles Doug Martin TB, RB (Bye 5) Eric Decker, DEN
39 Brandon Marshall Brandon Marshall Demaryius Thomas DEN, WR (Bye 7) Vincent Jackson, TB
40 Hakeem Nicks (INJ) Reggie Bush Miles Austin DAL, WR (Bye 5) Trent Richardson, CLE
41 Isaac Redman Steve Smith Percy Harvin MIN, WR (Bye 11) Marshawn Lynch, SEA
42 Trent Richardson (INJ, -) Mike Wallace Isaac Redman PIT, RB (Bye 4) Dez Bryant, DAL
43 Beanie Wells (INJ) Marques Colston Marques Colston NO, WR (Bye 6) Jeremy Maclin, PHI
44 Stevie Johnson Frank Gore Dez Bryant DAL, WR (Bye 5) DeMarco Murray, DAL
45 Julio Jones Percy Harvin Michael Turner ATL, RB (Bye 7) Antonio Brown, PIT
46 Adrian Peterson (INJ) Beanie Wells Reggie Bush MIA, RB (Bye 7) Antonio Gates, SD
47 Percy Harvin Roy Helu Jeremy Maclin PHI, WR (Bye 7) Miles Austin, DAL
48 Doug Martin BenJarvus Green-Ellis Mike Wallace PIT, WR (Bye 4) Eli Manning, NYG
49 C.J. Spiller Demaryius Thomas Aaron Hernandez NE, TE (Bye 9) Frank Gore, SF
50 Vincent Jackson Michael Vick Michael Vick PHI, QB (Bye 7) Demaryius Thomas, DEN
51 Roy Helu (-) Vincent Jackson Antonio Gates SD, TE (Bye 7) Vernon Davis, SF
52 Miles Austin (INJ) Shonn Greene Steve Johnson BUF, WR (Bye 8) Robert Meachem, SD
53 Dez Bryant Eli Manning Vincent Jackson TB, WR (Bye 5) Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG
54 Dwayne Bowe (HOLDOUT) Miles Austin Frank Gore SF, RB (Bye 9) Brandon Lloyd, NE
55 Jordy Nelson Tony Romo Stevan Ridley NE, RB (Bye 9) Michael Vick, PHI
56 Matt Ryan Jeremy Maclin Eli Manning NYG, QB (Bye 11) DeSean Jackson, PHI
57 Frank Gore Jermichael Finley Vernon Davis SF, TE (Bye 9) Adrian Peterson, MIN
58 Jermaine Gresham Jonathan Stewart Matt Ryan ATL, QB (Bye 7) Tony Gonzalez, ATL
59 Steve Smith Brandon Lloyd Philip Rivers SD, QB (Bye 7) Pierre Garcon, WAS
60 Philip Rivers Dwayne Bowe Brandon Lloyd NE, WR (Bye 9) Michael Turner, ATL
61 Antonio Brown Aaron Hernandez Jermichael Finley GB, TE (Bye 10) Tony Romo, DAL
62 Mike Williams C.J. Spiller Antonio Brown PIT, WR (Bye 4) Jason Witten, DAL
63 Donald Brown Eric Decker Eric Decker DEN, WR (Bye 7) Reggie Bush, MIA
64 Jason Witten (INJ, -) Steve Johnson DeSean Jackson PHI, WR (Bye 7) Roy Helu, WAS
65 Michael Vick Antonio Gates Dwayne Bowe KC, WR (Bye 7) Aaron Hernandez, NE
66 DeAngelo Williams Matt Ryan Tony Romo DAL, QB (Bye 5) Peyton Manning, DEN
67 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Peyton Hillis Shonn Greene NYJ, RB (Bye 9) Lance Moore, NO
68 Tony Romo Vernon Davis Donald Brown IND, RB (Bye 4) Jonathan Stewart, CAR
69 Eric Decker Kenny Britt Willis McGahee DEN, RB (Bye 7) Torrey Smith, BAL
70 Jeremy Maclin DeSean Jackson Torrey Smith BAL, WR (Bye 8) Philip Rivers, SD
71 Josh Freeman Robert Meachem Reggie Wayne IND, WR (Bye 4) Denarius Moore, OAK
72 Peyton Hillis Isaac Redman Peyton Manning DEN, QB (Bye 7) Anquan Boldin, BAL
73 Vernon Davis Fred Davis BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN, RB (Bye 8) Jermichael Finley, GB
74 Reggie Wayne Philip Rivers Kevin Smith DET, RB (Bye 5) Santonio Holmes, NYJ
75 Torrey Smith Stevan Ridley Peyton Hillis KC, RB (Bye 7) Doug Martin, TB
76 Darrius Heyward-Bey Jason Witten Robert Meachem SD, WR (Bye 7) Titus Young, DET
77 Michael Crabtree Willis McGahee Pierre Garcon WAS, WR (Bye 10) Kevin Smith, DET
78 Fred Davis DeAngelo Williams Anquan Boldin BAL, WR (Bye 8) Fred Davis, WAS
79 Kevin Smith (+) Torrey Smith Brandon Pettigrew DET, TE (Bye 5) Nate Washington, TEN
80 Jermichael Finley Peyton Manning Robert Griffin III WAS, QB (Bye 10) Shonn Greene, NYJ
81 Dustin Keller Antonio Brown Jermaine Gresham CIN, TE (Bye 8) Malcom Floyd, SD
82 Tony Gonzalez Ben Roethlisberger Jonathan Stewart CAR, RB (Bye 6) Jared Cook, TEN
83 Mark Ingram Pierre Garcon C.J. Spiller BUF, RB (Bye 8) Michael Crabtree, SF
84 DeSean Jackson Brandon Pettigrew Beanie Wells ARI, RB (Bye 10) Stevan Ridley, NE
85 Greg Little Tony Gonzalez Fred Davis WAS, TE (Bye 10) Matt Ryan, ATL
86 Santonio Holmes Matt Schaub Ronnie Hillman DEN, RB (Bye 7) Jacob Tamme, DEN
87 Eli Manning Michael Bush Greg Little CLE, WR (Bye 10) Reggie Wayne, IND
88 David Wilson Jacob Tamme Santonio Holmes NYJ, WR (Bye 9) C.J. Spiller, BUF
89 Pierre Thomas Jermaine Gresham Ben Roethlisberger PIT, QB (Bye 4) Brandon Pettigrew, DET
90 Stevan Ridley Justin Blackmon Denarius Moore OAK, WR (Bye 5) Kenny Britt, TEN
91 David Akers Dustin Keller Matt Schaub HOU, QB (Bye 8) Davone Bess, MIA
92 Anquan Boldin Brent Celek Titus Young DET, WR (Bye 5) Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
93 Jacquizz Rodgers Reggie Wayne Lance Moore NO, WR (Bye 6) Pierre Thomas, NO
94 Pierre Garcon Jared Cook Ryan Williams ARI, RB (Bye 10) Kellen Winslow, SEA
95 Danny Amendola (+) Jay Cutler Jay Cutler CHI, QB (Bye 6) Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK
96 Toby Gerhart Mark Ingram Brandon LaFell CAR, WR (Bye 6) Peyton Hillis, KC
97 Demaryius Thomas Mike Williams Jason Witten DAL, TE (Bye 5) Nate Burleson, DET
98 Aaron Hernandez Anquan Boldin Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK, WR (Bye 5) Brent Celek, PHI
99 Santana Moss (+) Robert Griffin III Malcom Floyd SD, WR (Bye 7) Robert Griffin III, WAS
100 Isaiah Pead Titus Young Tony Gonzalez ATL, TE (Bye 7) Brian Quick, STL
101 Robert Meachem Santonio Holmes DeAngelo Williams CAR, RB (Bye 6) Justin Blackmon, JAC
102 Philadelphia Eagles Donald Brown Jacob Tamme DEN, TE (Bye 7) Beanie Wells, ARI
103 Peyton Manning (INJ) Ben Tate Santana Moss WAS, WR (Bye 10) Kendall Wright, TEN
104 Brandon Pettigrew Denarius Moore Jacquizz Rodgers ATL, RB (Bye 7) Willis McGahee, DEN
105 Brent Celek (INJ) Mario Manningham Pierre Thomas NO, RB (Bye 6) Sidney Rice, SEA
106 Jay Cutler Laurent Robinson Roy Helu WAS, RB (Bye 10) Dustin Keller, NYJ
107 Lance Moore WR Toby Gerhart MIN, RB (Bye 11) Michael Bush, CHI
108 Malcom Floyd Owen Daniels Randy Moss SF, WR (Bye 9) Danny Amendola, STL
109 Heath Miller Andy Dalton Michael Bush CHI, RB (Bye 6) Leonard Hankerson, WAS
110 Matt Schaub (INJ) Vincent Brown Josh Freeman TB, QB (Bye 5) Josh Freeman, TB
111 Evan Royster (+) Malcom Floyd Mark Ingram NO, RB (Bye 6) Owen Daniels, HOU
112 San Francisco 49ers Darrius Heyward-Bey Evan Royster WAS, RB (Bye 10) DeAngelo Williams, CAR
113 Ben Roethlisberger (INJ) David Wilson Mikel Leshoure DET, RB (Bye 5) Greg Little, CLE
114 Ryan Williams Josh Freeman Nate Washington TEN, WR (Bye 11) Brandon LaFell, CAR
115 Green Bay Packers Toby Gerhart Austin Collie IND, WR (Bye 4) BenJarvus Green-Ellis, CIN
116 Nate Kaeding Kyle Rudolph Kendall Wright TEN, WR (Bye 11) Matt Schaub, HOU
117 Titus Young Mikel Leshoure Justin Blackmon JAC, WR (Bye 6) Rueben Randle, NYG
118 Ryan Fitzpatrick Michael Crabtree Kenny Britt TEN, WR (Bye 11) Toby Gerhart, MIN
119 Brandon Lloyd James Starks Sidney Rice SEA, WR (Bye 11) Mike Williams, TB
120 Kenny Britt (INJ) Lance Moore David Wilson NYG, RB (Bye 11) Ben Tate, HOU
121 Ronnie Hillman Sidney Rice LeGarrette Blount TB, RB (Bye 5) Steve Breaston, KC
122 Greg Olsen Jahvid Best Ben Tate HOU, RB (Bye 8) Jermaine Gresham, CIN
123 Sebastian Janikowski San Fran Defense Davone Bess MIA, WR (Bye 7) Donald Brown, IND
124 Stephen Gostkowski Doug Baldwin Mike Williams TB, WR (Bye 5) Joe Flacco, BAL
125 Owen Daniels Baltimore Defense Brent Celek PHI, TE (Bye 7) Isaac Redman, PIT
126 San Diego Chargers Kendall Wright Michael Crabtree SF, WR (Bye 9) Greg Olsen, CAR
127 New England Patriots Randall Cobb Carson Palmer OAK, QB (Bye 5) Jonathan Baldwin, KC
128 Neil Rackers Green Bay Defense Shane Vereen NE, RB (Bye 9) Austin Collie, IND
129 Robert Griffin III Houston Defense Coby Fleener IND, TE (Bye 4) Laurent Robinson, JAC
130 Davone Bess Brandon LaFell Joe Flacco BAL, QB (Bye 8) Ed Dickson, BAL
131 James Starks (-) Coby Fleener Danny Amendola STL, WR (Bye 9) Alex Smith, SF
132 Ed Dickson Philadelphia Defense Cedric Benson GB, RB (Bye 10) Felix Jones, DAL
133 Jacob Tamme Nate Washington Felix Jones DAL, RB (Bye 5) Michael Floyd, ARI
134 Felix Jones Michael Floyd Bernard Scott CIN, RB (Bye 8) Coby Fleener, IND
135 Jason Hanson LeGarrette Blount Tim Hightower WAS, RB (Bye 10) Mike Goodson, OAK
136 Jonathan Baldwin Kevin Smith Laurent Robinson JAC, WR (Bye 6) 49ers D/ST
137 New York Giants Terrell Owens Mike Goodson OAK, RB (Bye 5) Shane Vereen, NE
138 Brandon LaFell Pittsburgh Defense Brian Quick STL, WR (Bye 9) Texans D/ST
139 Houston Texans Ny Giants Defense Andrew Luck IND, QB (Bye 4) Plaxico Burress, FA
140 Dan Bailey Kellen Winslow Nate Burleson DET, WR (Bye 5) Andy Dalton, CIN
141 Cedric Benson (+) Santana Moss Jon Baldwin KC, WR (Bye 7) Mario Manningham, SF
142 Denarius Moore Ronnie Hillman Andy Dalton CIN, QB (Bye 8) Mark Ingram, NO
143 Matt Prater Pierre Thomas Daniel Thomas MIA, RB (Bye 7) Bears D/ST
144 Chicago Bears James Jones Doug Baldwin SEA, WR (Bye 11) Ravens D/ST
145 Brandon Jackson Greg Olsen Jahvid Best DET, RB (Bye 5) Eagles D/ST
146 Matt Bryant Jacquizz Rodgers Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF, QB (Bye 8) Seahawks D/ST
147 Mason Crosby Detroit Defense Owen Daniels HOU, TE (Bye 8) Steelers D/ST
148 Robbie Gould Jon Baldwin Isaiah Pead STL, RB (Bye 9) Jets D/ST
149 Dan Carpenter Brian Quick Robert Turbin SEA, RB (Bye 11) Falcons D/ST
150 Detroit Lions New England Defense Jared Cook TEN, TE (Bye 11) Lions D/ST
151 Cedric Benson Randall Cobb GB, WR (Bye 10) Stephen Gostkowski, NE
152 Austin Collie Rueben Randle NYG, WR (Bye 11) Mason Crosby, GB
153 Chicago Defense Jerome Simpson MIN, WR (Bye 11) David Akers, SF
154 Ryan Williams James Jones GB, WR (Bye 10) Sebastian Janikowski, OAK
155 Scott Chandler Alshon Jeffery CHI, WR (Bye 6) Garrett Hartley, NO
156 Martellus Bennett David Nelson BUF, WR (Bye 8) Dan Bailey, DAL
157 Ed Dickson Dustin Keller NYJ, TE (Bye 9) Alex Henery, PHI
158 Anthony Fasano Alex Smith SF, QB (Bye 9) Matt Prater, DEN
159 Leonard Hankerson Rashad Jennings JAC, RB (Bye 6) Rob Bironas, TEN
160 Danny Amendola James Starks GB, RB (Bye 10) Robbie Gould, CHI
161 Marcedes Lewis LaMichael James SF, RB (Bye 9) Martellus Bennett, NYG
162 Buffalo Defense Emmanuel Sanders PIT, WR (Bye 4) Andre Caldwell, DEN
163 Rueben Randle Leonard Hankerson WAS, WR (Bye 10) David Wilson, NYG
164 Randy Moss Greg Olsen CAR, TE (Bye 6) David Nelson, BUF
165 David Nelson Earl Bennett CHI, WR (Bye 6) Jay Cutler, CHI
166 Danario Alexander Mike Tolbert CAR, RB (Bye 6) Mike Tolbert, CAR
167 Andrew Luck 49ers SF, DST (Bye 9) Kyle Rudolph, MIN
168 Stephen Hill Bilal Powell NYJ, RB (Bye 9) James Jones, GB
169 Rashard Mendenhall Packers GB, DST (Bye 10) Kevin Walter, HOU
170 Davone Bess Terrell Owens SEA, WR (Bye 11) Heath Miller, PIT
171 Heath Miller Jacoby Ford OAK, WR (Bye 5) Bernard Scott, CIN
172 Joe Flacco Eddie Royal SD, WR (Bye 7) Brian Hartline, MIA
173 Delone Carter Steelers PIT, DST (Bye 4) James Starks, GB
174 Lance Kendricks Eagles PHI, DST (Bye 7) Doug Baldwin, SEA
175 Ryan Fitzpatrick Sam Bradford STL, QB (Bye 9) Mohamed Sanu, CIN
176 Devery Henderson Vincent Brown SD, WR (Bye 7) Ryan Fitzpatrick, BUF
177 Tony Scheffler Mohamed Sanu CIN, WR (Bye 8) Jerome Simpson, MIN
178 Jacoby Ford Ravens BAL, DST (Bye 8) Daniel Thomas, MIA
179 Carson Palmer Lamar Miller MIA, RB (Bye 7) Marcedes Lewis, JAC
180 David Akers Joe McKnight NYJ, RB (Bye 9) Alshon Jeffery, CHI
181 Sam Bradford Giants NYG, DST (Bye 11) Carson Palmer, OAK
182 Steve Breaston Matt Cassel KC, QB (Bye 7) Randy Moss, SF
183 Josh Cribbs Chris Rainey PIT, RB (Bye 4) Zach Miller, SEA
184 Ny Jets Defense Rashard Mendenhall PIT, RB (Bye 4) LeGarrette Blount, TB
185 Jason Avant Bernard Pierce BAL, RB (Bye 8) Vincent Brown, SD
186 Brian Hartline David Akers SF, K (Bye 9) Tim Tebow, NYJ
187 Ronnie Brown Texans HOU, DST (Bye 8) Josh Morgan, WAS
188 Isaiah Pead Matt Flynn SEA, QB (Bye 11) Bills D/ST
189 Alex Smith Taiwan Jones OAK, RB (Bye 5) Joel Dreessen, DEN
190 Dennis Pitta Michael Floyd ARI, WR (Bye 10) Jacoby Ford, OAK
191 Kevin Walter Jets NYJ, DST (Bye 9) Jabar Gaffney, NE
192 Ben Watson Sebastian Janikowski OAK, K (Bye 5) Scott Chandler, BUF
193 Alex Green Bears CHI, DST (Bye 6) LaMichael James, SF
194 Evan Royster Stephen Gostkowski NE, K (Bye 9) Andre Roberts, ARI
195 Emmanuel Sanders Golden Tate SEA, WR (Bye 11) Packers D/ST
196 Mohamed Sanu Kendall Hunter SF, RB (Bye 9) Cedric Benson, GB
197 Mohamed Massaquoi Kyle Rudolph MIN, TE (Bye 11) Mohamed Massaquoi, CLE
198 Alshon Jeffery Lions DET, DST (Bye 5) Andrew Luck, IND
199 Nate Burleson Danny Woodhead NE, RB (Bye 9) Tony Moeaki, KC
200 Mike Tolbert Brandon Jacobs SF, RB (Bye 9) Cowboys D/ST

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