Fantasy football rankings summit

Updated: May 2, 2012, 9:51 AM ET
By Fantasy Staff |

Welcome to the start of the 2012 fantasy football season! After an amazing draft weekend where NFL owners did their best to find the missing pieces for their teams, it is now time for us, the ESPN Fantasy Editorial team, to make sure that when it comes time to make your fantasy picks, you're ready to draft a team with championship potential.

On Tuesday, May 1, the ESPN Fantasy team will hold its annual fantasy football rankings summit. We'll debate rosters and roles, red zone targets and goal-line tendencies, all in an effort to lay out a framework of our initial rankings and projections. We'll start out with quarterbacks and evaluate the talent at each and every position, discuss potential sleepers and see what lingering injuries could impact draft value. At the end of it, we'll present to you our top players at each position and craft our first set of rankings for what is poised to be another incredible season.

The best part about the entire process isn't the spirited debates or occasional insults thrown about, but the fact that we're bringing you into the room with us. We'll give you, the fantasy football fan, a glimpse into the process and how our rankings are determined. In the application below, you'll have the opportunity to make your voice heard. Disagree with a ranking or feel someone else has more value? Let us hear about it! In our Cover It Live application below, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions, make your voice heard in instant polls and get a sneak preview of some of the rankings.

Insiders, we're also giving you something special. After each position has been completed, a group of analysts inside the room will get together and offer a podcast with their instant reactions. Feel free to post inside the application and tell us what you think should be discussed at each position. Take a listen and let us know your opinions: QB | TE | WR | RB Listen

We are scheduled to begin around 9 a.m. ET, so click on the application below and join the chat. Your fantasy football season starts right here and we hope your team is playing for a league championship this season.

Note: These rankings are based on ESPN standard-league scoring.