One of the most crucial components of making sure your fantasy football draft is as successful as possible is your player rankings.
They'll help you make those tough decisions from the first few rounds up until the very end. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder so it's very unlikely you'll find too many rankings on line that are completely the same.
So with that in mind, to make things easier, we've broken them down for you into tiers. The players are separated into groups based upon their overall fantasy production, potential, past performances, injuries and how we think they'll fare in 2008.
Based upon that, you can get a sense of where they might be placed in the rankings, however you see fit.
Later on today we'll do the exact same thing for the wide receivers.
Antonio Gates- San Diego Chargers
Jason Witten- Dallas Cowboys
Kellen Winslow- Cleveland Browns
Tony Gonzalez- Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Clark- Indianapolis Colts
Chris Cooley- Washington Redskins
Jeremy Shockey- New Orleans Saints
Heath Miller- Pittsburgh Steelers
Vernon Davis- San Francisco 49ers
Alge Crumpler- Seattle Seahawks
Tony Scheffler- Denver Broncos
Zach Miller- Oakland Raiders
Benjamin Watson- New England Patriots
Owen Daniels- Houston Texans
Greg Olsen- Chicago Bears