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Fantasy football 2014 draft results: Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy most popular

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Fantasy football 2014 draft results are coming in from most of the major sites as fans get read for the NFL season. The ESPN fantasy football draft results give some insight into how fans are feeling the upcoming campaign is going to go. According to an updated report from ESPN on Saturday (Aug. 9), Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the most popular player out there. This indicates that he has become the first overall selection in many of the 2014 drafts.

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The top three selections are all running backs this year, with Peterson followed by LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles and Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs. All three players have owners feeling that they can build an entire roster around them during the 2014 NFL season. When it comes to their overall average number of selection, Peterson is at 1.9, McCoy is at 2.8, and Charles is at 3.6. There really aren't any other players close to those top three slots.

Owners that are new to playing the game are being pointed in the direction of these three players as the safest bets. Each running back is talented, young enough, and in a good situation to put up some really impressive numbers again. As for the players coming up on the list after them, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch are the next three players (in that order).

Another list revealed by ESPN shows the top five quarterbacks in order of popularity. The early fantasy football 2013 draft results point to Manning at the top, followed by Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions, and Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. The top three quarterbacks are projected as late first round and early second picks. The next three are projected as late third round selections.

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