The favorites for MVP, Defensive, Rookie, Coach of the Year and more.
The 2012 NFL season kicks off with a Wednesday night showdown between the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants and their NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys — in the first of 256 regular season games that span from Sept. 4 until Dec. 30.
Before a snap has been taken, Athlon Sports looks into our crystal ball in an attempt to predict who will be award-worthy after the dust settles this season.
The Broncos' Champ Bailey will make it hard for Stafford to pile up points
Matthew Stafford has battled a sprained right ankle injury that he suffered on the final offensive play of last week’s loss to Atlanta. His status for Sunday’s game at Denver has been iffy all week long, but it looks like he will be a go for the Week 8 contest. He was a full participant in Friday’s practice after being limited the previous two days.
The Detroit Lions are 4-0 for the first time in 31 years thanks to a huge comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The Lions and the Green Bay Packers are the NFL's lone remaining undefeated teams, and like the defending Super Bowl champions, the Lions have put a lot of points on the scoreboard these first four weeks.
We rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Website can give you. Click here for all of our fantasy football rankings each week.
These rankings are our suggestions, but of course as always: You are responsible for setting your own lineup.