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NFL's top 10 players in 2014
I've had some time to think about Aaron Rodgers' cohorts voting him the NFL's 11th-best player. And I'm angrier than ever that the Packers star was disrespected like that. So I created my own top-10 list ahead of the Wednesday night finale (airing at 9 p.m. ET) of NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2014." (Players -- what do they know?)
The goal is simple: Name the top 10 players in 2014. Not 2013, 2015 or 2016 -- 2014. That's it.
A few housekeeping notes:
» Patrick Peterson was my toughest omission; he'd rank No. 11. He's a fantastic corner and a true difference maker on special teams. Just about to turn 24, he's only getting better.
» LeSean McCoy and Jamaal Charles rank 12th and 13th, respectively, with Jimmy Graham trailing just behind.
» I really wanted to have the guts to include Andrew Luck. I bet he'll make it next year.
Cynthia Frelund's Week 8 fantasy projections
My projections are based on historical trends, personnel, matchups and probable game scripts. Yes, it could be considered overkill to use 10 full years of past, actual, and comparable data to forecast each week, but why wouldn't you want to at least try to be as accurate as possible? I know I can't find a reason not to.