1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
Rodgers already has 5 seasons of 3,900+ yards and 28+ TDs to his name. And he’s still only 29 years old. Even if Greg Jennings leaves via free-agency, the Packers are loaded at WR with Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and James Jones.
2. Cam Newton, Panthers
Newton seemed to get over his sophomore slump in the 2nd half of the season. He was fantasy’s #1 QB over the final 10 weeks. Unlike other running QBs like Robert Griffin and ข่าวบอล Michael Vick, the 6’5, 248-pound Newton has proven durable. He’s played in 31 of 32 possible games so far.
3. Drew Brees, Saints
Brees just recorded his 7th straight season of 4,300+ yards. He’s topped 5,000 in 2 of the last 3. Brees is 34 years old but is the type of guy who could still play another 4-5 seasons. HC Sean Payton’s new contract is excellent news.
4. Matt Stafford, Lions
He tossed for 4,967 yards and 20 TDs in a “down” year. Stafford’s 10th-place fantasy finish is his floor over the next decade. The guy doesn’t turn 25 until February.
5. Andrew Luck, Colts
He set an NFL rookie record with 4,374 passing yards. And he did it with a subpar o-line and mediocre pass-catching corps. Luck is as good as advertised.
1. Adrian Peterson, Vikings
He’s coming off the most impressive season by a RB in NFL history. And AP could be even better next year as he continues to leave that ACL injury in the dust. Peterson turns 28 in March. But after this last season, we wouldn’t put it past him to dominate well into his 30s.
2. LeSean McCoy, Eagles
McCoy struggled with injuries and an inconsistent supporting cast in 2012. The Eagles are headed in a new direction after firing Andy Reid, but Shady will remain the focal point of the offense. He doesn’t turn 25 until July.
3. Ray Rice, Ravens
4 straight 1,600+ yard seasons. And Rice will still be only 26 years old for the 2013 campaign.
4. C.J. Spiller, Bills
He set career-highs across the board in 2012 — on the strength of 6.0 yards per carry and 10.7 yards per catch. With Chan Gailey gone and Fred Jackson clearly in decline, Spiller’s workload should only grow from here. The guy is just 25 years old.
5. Doug Martin, Bucs
Here’s a young, well-rounded RB playing in a run-first offense. Martin finished 3rd at his position in fantasy points in his first NFL campaign. Get used to seeing him up there.