We ranked the NFL's offensive backs, receivers, kickers and return men from I (the best) to 500, based on our projections of their statistical production this season. The categories considered were scoring (touchdowns, field goals, extra points), long scoring plays (25 yards or more), big-game potential (300 yards passing or 100 yards rushing or receiving) and passing efficiency. We also took into account each player's career statistics as well as his role on the team, prospect for improving or declining, injury history and physical condition. Using these criteria, we determined the player value ranking (PVR), which appears under the player's name in his team's projected starting lineup.
Projected lineups and PVRs compiled by David Sabino