Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Minneapolis.

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By Ryan Lytle2014-08-31 08:30:01 -0400

For National Football League fans, the wait is almost over. After months of off-season news, the NFL Draft and preseason games, the real thing is just around the corner.

And with it comes the start of another rapidly growing tradition in the United states: fantasy football. As we draft our fantasy football teams, we’re placing our bets on a few elite players who will hopefully carry us to the top of our leagues.

Many of those MVPs come off the fantasy draft board early, and while not every single one pays off in the way we’d hoped, others play beyond our wildest expectations. Who do you think will be the top fantasy football players by position this year?

Sound off in our polls, below, which highlight the top-five-ranked fantasy players at each position, based on data from FantasyPros. Then tell us in comments if you think the top fantasy player at a certain position was not included in these polls.


Running back

Wide receiver

Tight end

BONUS: The Rookie’s Guide to Fantasy Football

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