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Fantasy Football 2011: Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson Top Yahoo! Rankings

With the return of the NFL season comes the return of fantasy football, and Yahoo! Sports has Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson listed as the first and second best players.

Somewhat surprisingly, Yahoo! doesn't have any New England Patriots in its Top 25. Tom Brady is the top ranked Patriot on Yahoo's list with a projected ranking of 30th overall. Wes Welker is the second Patriot on the list and is ranked 59th overall. BenJarvus Green-Ellis is ranked 61st and Chad Ochocinco is ranked 117th.

Here's a look at the Top 25 players based on Yahoo's projected rankings.

Top 25 - Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football Rankings

  1. Arian Foster (RB - Houston Texans)
  2. Adrian Peterson (RB - Minnesota Vikings)
  3. Chris Johnson (RB - Tennessee Titans)
  4. Jamal Charles (RB - Kansas City Chiefs)
  5. Ray Rice (RB - Baltimore Ravens)
  6. Michael Turner (RB - Atlanta Falcons)
  7. Rashard Mendenhall (RB - Pittsburgh Steelers)
  8. Andre Johnson (WR - Houston Texans)
  9. Aaron Rodgers (QB - Green Bay Packers)
  10. LeSean McCoy (RB - Philadelphia Eagles)
  11. Michael Vick (QB - Philadelphia Eagles)
  12. Darren McFadden (RB - Oakland Raiders)
  13. Larry Fitzgerald (WR - Arizona Cardinals)
  14. Clavin Johnson (WR - Detroit Lions)
  15. Roddy White (WR - Atlanta Falcons)
  16. Maurice Jones-Drew (RB - Jacksonville Jaguars)
  17. Frank Gore (RB - San Francisco 49ers)
  18. Hakeem Nicks (WR - New York Giants)
  19. Drew Brees (QB - New Orelans Saints)
  20. Peyton Manning (QB - Indianapolis Colts)
  21. Shonn Greene (RB - New York Jets)
  22. Matt Forte (RB - Chicago Bears)
  23. Steven Jackson (RB - St. Louis Rams)
  24. Reggie Wayne (WR - Indianapolis Colts)
  25. Peyton Hillis (RB - Cleveland Browns)
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