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Opportunity-Neutral Cheat Sheet : Removing the Attempt/Carry/Target Variables

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

Opportunity-Neutral Cheat Sheet

Here are the top-20 at each position if every QB were guaranteed exactly 550 passing attempts, every RB 250 carries and every WR 140 targets. In other words, we're taking the "opportunity" variable out of the equation and looking at who would be the most productive on a per-attempt basis in a standard scoring format (non PPR). Of course, running QBs will still run, and receiving RBs will still catch passes, too.

Feedback is welcome, of course.

Last week's article removed health as a variable. This one removes opportunity.

Rank QB RB WR
1 Aaron Rodgers Darren McFadden Calvin Johnson
2 Michael Vick Arian Foster Julio Jones
3 Cam Newton Ryan Mathews Jordy Nelson
4 Tom Brady LeSean McCoy A.J. Green
5 Philip Rivers Pierre Thomas Kenny Britt
6 Ben Roethlisberger Ben Tate Mike Wallace
7 Tony Romo DeMarco Murray Andre Johnson
8 Drew Brees Jonathan Stewart Malcom Floyd
9 Eli Manning DeAngelo Williams Hakeem Nicks
10 Robert Griffin III Ray Rice Miles Austin
11 Peyton Manning Adrian Peterson Desean Jackson
12 Matt Stafford Maurice Jones-Drew Dez Bryant
13 Carson Palmer Trent Richardson Victor Cruz
14 Jay Cutler C.J. Spiller Greg Jennings
15 Matt Ryan Matt Forte Steve Smith
16 Matt Schaub Jamaal Charles Marques Colston
17 Jake Locker Stevan Ridley Demaryius Thomas
18 Andrew Luck Darren Sproles Larry Fitzgerald
19 Russell Wilson Michael Bush Denarius Moore
20 Tim Tebow Mark Ingram Percy Harvin