First-hand Fantasy

With NFL training camps opening soon, it’s time to start doing your research for Fantasy League drafts.

Seahawks fans have an advantage, because last year their team faced nine of the first 15 players on NFL.com’s Top 200 list for the 2010 season. Checkout this run of Fantasy favorites the Seahawks saw last season: RB Chris Johnson, Titans (ranked No. 1); RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings (2); RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars (3); RB Frank Gore, 49ers (5); QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers (6); WR Andre Johnson, Texans (9); QB Peyton Manning, Colts (10); RB Steven Jackson, Rams (13); WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals (15).

This season, the Seahawks will face five of the players on NFL.com’s Top 200 list: Saints QB Drew Brees (8), Week 11 in New Orleans; Chargers rookie RB Ryan Matthews (12), Week 3 at Qwest Field; and the home-and-home rematches with Gore, Jackson and Fitzgerald.

The Seahawks, meanwhile, have seven players ranked among the Top 200:

RB Justin Forsett (71), who averaged 5.4 yards per carry and scored five touchdowns in 2009.

WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (97), who led the team with 79 receptions and 911 receiving yards last season.

TE John Carlson (149), who had a team-leading seven TD catches last season and has caught 106 passes in his first two seasons.

RB Leon Washington (157), who was obtained from the Jets in a draft day trade and is coming off a broken leg that limited his 2009 season to seven games.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (168), the most prolific passer in franchise history who passed for 3,029 yards and 17 TDs in 2009.

WR Golden Tate (191), the team’s second-round pick in April’s NFL draft.

RB Julius Jones (196), who has led the team in rushing the past two seasons.

That should help as you prepare for those rapidly approaching Fantasy League drafts, and if you’re not already in a league checkout the one sponsored by NFL.com here.

Here’s the full list of the top 200

# Player Position Team
1 Chris Johnson RB Tennessee
2 Adrian Peterson RB Minnesota
3 Maurice Jones-Drew RB Jacksonville
4 Ray Rice RB Baltimore
5 Frank Gore RB San Francisco
6 Aaron Rodgers QB Green Bay
7 Michael Turner RB Atlanta
8 Drew Brees QB New Orleans
9 Andre Johnson WR Houston
10 Peyton Manning QB Indianapolis
11 Rashard Mendenhall RB Pittsburgh
12 Ryan Mathews RB San Diego
13 Steven Jackson RB St. Louis
14 Cedric Benson RB Cincinnati
15 Larry Fitzgerald WR Arizona
16 Shonn Greene RB N.Y. Jets
17 Jamaal Charles RB Kansas City
18 Randy Moss WR New England
19 DeAngelo Williams RB Carolina
20 Reggie Wayne WR Indianapolis
21 Ryan Grant RB Green Bay
22 Tom Brady QB New England
23 Calvin Johnson WR Detroit
24 Miles Austin WR Dallas
25 Roddy White WR Atlanta
26 DeSean Jackson WR Philadelphia
27 Brandon Marshall WR Miami
28 Tony Romo QB Dallas
29 Knowshon Moreno RB Denver
30 Sidney Rice WR Minnesota
31 Matt Schaub QB Houston
32 Marques Colston WR New Orleans
33 Philip Rivers QB San Diego
34 Beanie Wells RB Arizona
35 Greg Jennings WR Green Bay
36 Jahvid Best RB Detroit
37 LeSean McCoy RB Philadelphia
38 Steve Smith WR N.Y. Giants
39 Anquan Boldin WR Baltimore
40 Joseph Addai RB Indianapolis
41 Jonathan Stewart RB Carolina
42 Dallas Clark TE Indianapolis
43 Ronnie Brown RB Miami
44 Antonio Gates TE San Diego
45 Pierre Thomas RB New Orleans
46 Vernon Davis TE San Francisco
47 Steve Smith WR Carolina
48 Brett Favre QB Minnesota
49 Matt Forte RB Chicago
50 Felix Jones RB Dallas
51 Brandon Jacobs RB N.Y. Giants
52 Chad Ochocinco WR Cincinnati
53 Brent Celek TE Philadelphia
54 Jason Witten TE Dallas
55 Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco
56 Jermichael Finley TE Green Bay
57 Fred Jackson RB Buffalo
58 C.J. Spiller RB Buffalo
59 Jay Cutler QB Chicago
60 Dwayne Bowe WR Kansas City
61 Vincent Jackson WR San Diego
62 Hines Ward WR Pittsburgh
63 Percy Harvin WR Minnesota
64 Mike Sims-Walker WR Jacksonville
65 Mike Wallace WR Pittsburgh
66 Tony Gonzalez TE Atlanta
67 Eli Manning QB N.Y. Giants
68 Wes Welker WR New England
69 Robert Meachem WR New Orleans
70 Cadillac Williams RB Tampa Bay
71 Justin Forsett RB Seattle
72 Hakeem Nicks WR N.Y. Giants
73 Santana Moss WR Washington
74 Pierre Garcon WR Indianapolis
75 Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia
76 Clinton Portis RB Washington
77 Marion Barber RB Dallas
78 Ahmad Bradshaw RB N.Y. Giants
79 Kevin Kolb QB Philadelphia
80 Ben Tate RB Houston
81 Steve Breaston WR Arizona
82 Montario Hardesty RB Cleveland
83 Reggie Bush RB New Orleans
84 Donovan McNabb QB Washington
85 Joe Flacco QB Baltimore
86 Donald Driver WR Green Bay
87 Matt Ryan QB Atlanta
88 Derrick Mason WR Baltimore
89 Owen Daniels TE Houston
90 Darren McFadden RB Oakland
91 Kellen Winslow TE Tampa Bay
92 Jerome Harrison RB Cleveland
93 Ricky Williams RB Miami
94 Laurence Maroney RB New England
95 Michael Bush RB Oakland
96 Lee Evans WR Buffalo
97 T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR Seattle
98 LaDainian Tomlinson RB N.Y. Jets
99 Chester Taylor RB Chicago
100 Thomas Jones RB Kansas City
101 Devin Aromashodu WR Chicago
102 Malcom Floyd WR San Diego
103 Devin Hester WR Chicago
104 Kenny Britt WR Tennessee
105 Dez Bryant WR Dallas
106 Donald Brown RB Indianapolis
107 Santonio Holmes WR N.Y. Jets
108 Eddie Royal WR Denver
109 Vince Young QB Tennessee
110 Carson Palmer QB Cincinnati
111 Ben Roethlisberger QB Pittsburgh
112 Jerricho Cotchery WR N.Y. Jets
113 Antonio Bryant WR Cincinnati
114 Braylon Edwards WR N.Y. Jets
115 Chris Chambers WR Kansas City
116 Tim Hightower RB Arizona
117 Alex Smith QB San Francisco
118 Matthew Stafford QB Detroit
119 Willis McGahee RB Baltimore
120 Darren Sproles RB San Diego
121 Jets DST New York
122 Visanthe Shiancoe TE Minnesota
123 Chris Cooley TE Washington
124 Arian Foster RB Houston
125 Steve Slaton RB Houston
126 Roy E. Williams WR Dallas
127 Austin Collie WR Indianapolis
128 Mario Manningham WR N.Y. Giants
129 Chad Henne QB Miami
130 Nate Burleson WR Detroit
131 Matt Cassel QB Kansas City
132 Julian Edelman WR New England
133 Vikings DST Minnesota
134 Mark Sanchez QB N.Y. Jets
135 Chaz Schilens WR Oakland
136 Kevin Walter WR Houston
137 Jabar Gaffney WR Denver
138 Johnny Knox WR Chicago
139 Zach Miller TE Oakland
140 Bernard Berrian WR Minnesota
141 Nate Washington WR Tennessee
142 Eagles DST Philadelphia
143 Heath Miller TE Pittsburgh
144 Terrell Owens WR Free agent
145 Donnie Avery WR St. Louis
146 Mohammed Massaquoi WR Cleveland
147 Jason Campbell QB Oakland
148 David Garrard QB Jacksonville
149 John Carlson TE Seattle
150 Devin Thomas WR Washington
151 Packers DST Green Bay
152 Ravens DST Baltimore
153 Joshua Cribbs WR Cleveland
154 Steelers DST Pittsburgh
155 Matt Leinart QB Arizona
156 Davone Bess WR Miami
157 Leon Washington RB Seattle
158 Derrick Ward RB Tampa Bay
159 Larry Johnson RB Washington
160 Greg Olsen TE Chicago
161 Jeremy Shockey TE New Orleans
162 Dustin Keller TE N.Y. Jets
163 Correll Buckhalter RB Denver
164 Marshawn Lynch RB Buffalo
165 Mike Bell RB Philadelphia
166 Toby Gerhart RB Minnesota
167 Kyle Orton QB Denver
168 Matt Hasselbeck QB Seattle
169 Kevin Smith RB Detroit
170 Sammy Morris RB New England
171 Demaryius Thomas WR Denver
172 Anthony Gonzalez WR Indianapolis
173 Laurent Robinson WR St. Louis
174 Kevin Boss TE N.Y. Giants
175 Saints DST New Orleans
176 49ers DST San Francisco
177 Jacoby Jones WR Houston
178 Cowboys DST Dallas
179 Matt Moore QB Carolina
180 Todd Heap TE Baltimore
181 Early Doucet WR Arizona
182 Dexter McCluster WR Kansas City
183 Tony Scheffler TE Detroit
184 Josh Freeman QB Tampa Bay
185 Brian Westbrook RB Free agent
186 Lynell Hamilton RB New Orleans
187 Tashard Choice RB Dallas
188 Bernard Scott RB Cincinnati
189 Arrelious Benn WR Tampa Bay
190 Devery Henderson WR New Orleans
191 Golden Tate WR Seattle
192 Bears DST Chicago
193 Josh Morgan WR San Francisco
194 Javon Ringer RB Tennessee
195 Stephen Gostkowski K New England
196 Julius Jones RB Seattle
197 Jerious Norwood RB Atlanta
198 Garrett Hartley K New Orleans
199 Sam Bradford QB St. Louis
200 Nate Kaeding K San Diego

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