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Another Fantasy Look - 9ers Rank in all but 1 NFL.com Top 20 list

In my previous post about the 49ers getting some fantasy respect, I looked at the fantasy rankings of a number of 49ers.  This post is basically an update from NFL.com's fantasy section that shows where we stand in a number of ranking systems.

There really are no surprises here, but I thought it would be good to post a link to the rankings and let everyone see where people stand.  After the jump, we get the specifics....

NFL.com is currently publishing 6 categories of its Top 20 list - QB, RB, WR, TE, K, and D (as in overall Defense as a team).  The 49ers have players that rank on each of them, except one: kickers.  Not sure I agree that Joe Nedney isn't a Top 20 kicker, but this is fantasy and there is more to consider than his strength and accuracy.  I see Nedney's lower ranking (#21 in the prior post I made) more as a cautionary vote on Alex Smith and the offense's ability to get Joe in range.

It's also clear to see that certain analysts, while perhaps not anti-9er, are clearly not in step with the mainstream thought when it comes to rating our players.  For example, one analyst ranked Vernon Davis #7 while the consensus seemed to be #3.  EA sports has a clear difference of opinion throughout the rankings, failing to rank either Alex Smith or Michael Crabtree in the top 20 at all, gving VD his 2nd lowest rating, and tying for Frank Gore's lowest placement at 6.

That said, here are the rankings.  EA is EA Sports.  Rank is where they ranked overall and Avg is the average position the analyst ranked them at. XX means the player was not rated in the top 20 by that analyst.  For the full rankings follow the link above.

Here's the short version:

QB - Alex Smith EA -xx  Ellenport-19   Engel-17   Fabiano-18  Rank-19  Avg-18

RB- Frank Gore EA -6  Ellenport-3   Engel-6   Fabiano-5  Rank-4  Avg-5

WR -Michael Crabtree EA -XX  Ellenport-17   Engel-XX   Fabiano-18  Rank-14  Avg-19

TE - Vernon Davis EA -4  Ellenport-7   Engel-3   Fabiano-3  Rank-2  Avg-3

K - No one rated Joe Nedney in the top 20.

49er D - EA -7  Ellenport-6   Engel-8   Fabiano-8  Rank-6  Avg-6

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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