Fantasy Football Tips: Ultimate 2014 Starter List, Every 2013 Team Against QB/WR/TE/RB

In fantasy football it’s much easier to determine your starters in the 2nd half of the season, as you have half a season+ of data on which to base your selections. Now of course you’re always going to begin the season starting studs you took in the first few rounds, but for the guys you’re splitting hairs about for your WR2, RB2, or FLEX, here are some numbers from last season, along with key additions and losses to aid you in determining your starting lineup.

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At the top of the list it’s a Cowboys team that lost its best run defender, Sean Lee, to injury this off-season. It’s pretty obvious that, no matter how much it hurts, your RBs are a must-start against Dallas.


Here’s a list of every team’s key defensive additions and losses this off-season:

Arizona Cardinals

Added: CB Antonio Cromartie, S Deone Bucannon (R)

Lost: CB Javier Arenas, ILB Jasper Brinkley, ILB Karlos Dansby, OLB Dontay Moch

Atlanta Falcons

Added: CB Javier Arenas, DE Tyson Jackson, DT Paul Soliai

Lost: S Thomas DeCoud, CB Dominique Franks, ILB Omar Gaither, OLB Stephen Nicholas, CB Asante Samuel

Baltimore Ravens

Added: ILB C.J. Mosley (R)

Lost: CB Corey Graham, DE Arthur Jones, ILB Jameel McClain

Buffalo Bills

Added: CB Corey Graham, OLB Keith Rivers, ILB Brandon Spikes

Lost: S Jairus Byrd

Carolina Panthers

Added: S Roman Harper

Lost: S Mike Mitchell, CB Captain Munnerlyn, ILB Jordan Senn

Chicago Bears

Added: DE Lamarr Houston, DE Israel Idonije, S M.D. Jennings, S Danny McCray, S Ryan Munday, ILB Jordan Senn, DE Willie Young, CB Kyle Fuller (R)

Lost: ILB Jeremy Cain, DT Henry Melton, DE Julius Peppers

Cincinnati Bengals

Added: OLB Dontay Moch, CB Darqueze Dennard (R)

Lost: CB Brandon Ghee, DE Michael Johnson

Cleveland Browns

Added: ILB Karlos Dansby, CB Isaiah Trufant, S Donte Whitner, CB Justin Gilbert (R)

Lost: ILB D’Qwell Jackson, S T.J. Ward

Dallas Cowboys

Added: DT Terrell McClain, DT Henry Melton, DE Jeremy Mincey

Lost: DT Jason Hatcher, S Danny McCray, DE DeMarcus Ware

Detroit Lions

Added: DE Vaughn Martin, OLB Darryl Tapp

Lost: S Louis Delmas, DE Israel Idonije, DE Willie Young

Denver Broncos

Added: CB Aqib Talib, S T.J. Ward, DE DeMarcus Ware, CB Bradley Roby (R)

Lost: DE Jeremy Mincey, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, ILB Wesley Woodyard

Green Bay Packers

Added: DT Letroy Guion, DE Julius Peppers, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (R)

Lost: S M.D. Jennings

Houston Texans

Added: DT Jerrell Powe, DE Jadeveon Clowney (R)

Lost: ILB Bryan Braman, ILB Joe Mays, DT Terrell McClain, DT Earl Mitchell, ILB Darryl Sharpton, DE Antonio Smith

Indianapolis Colts

Added: ILB D’Qwell Jackson, DE Arthur Jones

Lost: S Antoine Bethea, ILB Kavell Conner

Jacksonville Jaguars

Added: DE Red Bryant, DE Chris Clemons, DE Ziggy Hood, OLB Dekoda Watson

Lost: None

Kansas City Chiefs

Added: ILB Joe Mays, DT Vance Walker, OLB Dee Ford (R)

Lost: S Quintin Demps, DE Tyson Jackson, ILB Akeem Jordan, DT Jerrell Powe

Miami Dolphins

Added: S Louis Delmas, CB Cortland Finnegan, DT Earl Mitchell

Lost: CB Nolan Carroll, DE Vaughn Martin, DT Paul Soliai

Minnesota Vikings

Added: ILB Jasper Brinkley, CB Derek Cox, DT Tom Johnson, DT Linval Joseph, CB Captain Munnerlyn, OLB Anthony Barr (R)

Lost: DE Jared Allen, CB Chris Cook, DT Letroy Guion

New England Patriots

Added: CB Brandon Browner, CB Darrelle Revis, DE Dominique Easley (R)

Lost: ILB Dane Fletcher, ILB Brandon Spikes, CB Aqib Talib

New Orleans Saints

Added: S Jairus Byrd

Lost: CB Jabari Greer, S Roman Harper, S Malcolm Jenkins, DT Tom Johnson, WR Lance Moore, OLB Will Smith, ILB Jonathan Vilma

New York Giants

Added: S Quintin Demps, ILB Jameel McClain, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, OLB O’Brien Schofield, CB Walter Thurmond

Lost: DT Linval Joseph, S Ryan Mundy, WR Hakeem Nicks, OLB Keith Rivers, DE Justin Tuck

New York Jets

Added: S Calvin Pryor (R)

Lost: CB Antonio Cromartie, CB Isaiah Trufant

Oakland Raiders

Added: G Kevin Boothe, CB Tarell Brown, T Austin Howard, WR James Jones, T Donald Penn, DE Antonio Smith, DE Justin Tuck, OLB LaMarr Woodley, OLB Khalil Mack (R)

Kept: T Khalif Barnes, RB Darren McFadden, S Usama Young

Lost: DE Lamarr Houston, RB Rashad Jennings, CB Tracy Porter, T Jared Veldheer, DT Vance Walker

Philadelphia Eagles

Added: OLB Bryan Braman, CB Nolan Carroll, S Malcolm Jenkins, S Chris Maragos, OLB Marcus Smith (R)

Lost: DT Clifton Geathers

Pittsburgh Steelers

Added: S Mike Mitchell, DT Cam Thomas, OLB Ryan Shazier (R)

Lost: DE Ziggy Hood, OLB LaMarr Woodley, DT Al Woods

St. Louis Rams

Added: DT Aaron Donald (R)

Lost: CB Cortland Finnegan

San Diego Chargers

Added: ILB Kavell Connor, CB Brandon Ghee, CB Jason Verrett (R)

Lost: CB Derek Cox, DT Cam Thomas

San Francisco 49ers

Added: S Antoine Bethea, CB Chris Cook, S Jimmie Ward (R)

Lost: CB Tarell Brown, S Donte Whitner

Seattle Seahawks

Added: DE Jared Allen

Lost: CB Brandon Browner, DT Red Bryant, DE Chris Clemons, S Chris Maragos, DT Clinton McDonald, OLB O’Brien Schofield, CB Walter Thurmond

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Added: OLB Jeremy Cain, ILB Dane Fletcher, DE Michael Johnson, DT Clinton McDonald, CB Alterraun Verner

Lost: OLB Adam Hayward, CB Darrelle Revis, OLB Dekoda Watson

Tennessee Titans

Added: DT Al Woods, ILB Wesley Woodyard

Lost: CB Alterraun Verner

Washington Redskins

Added: DT Clifton Geathers, DT Jason Hatcher, OLB Adam Hayward, ILB Akeem Jordan, CB Tracy Porter, ILB Darryl Sharpton

Lost: LB Darryl Tapp

Now for the receivers:

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Last year the Eagles got torched by WRs, they added some pieces to their secondary this off-season but no real big names. They also have an explosive offense meaning other teams are going to have to match them or at least try, WRs could have another big year vs PHI this season.


Tight ends:

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The Cardinals gave up big games to TEs considerably more than every other team in the league last season. Although they added a CB and drafted a S in the 1st round this off-season, they lost their top 2 LBs from last year. If you have a TE on your bench facing Arizona and are thinking of putting them in, do it.


Finally, if you’re in a 2 QB or QB FLEX league here are the 2013 numbers for them:

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What do you think?


Written by Jason Ramirez

31 years old. Cowboys fan since I can remember. Love anything to do with the NFL, but I'm especially a fantasy football and draft junkie. Always up for a good football debate on Twitter - @bigbackjay.


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