ESPN released its 2013 fantasy football rankings, and let's just say the AFC North does better in real life. The division that has sent at least two teams to the playoffs for the past five seasons and includes the reigning Super Bowl champions didn't feature prominently in the fantasy projections.
In fact, the AFC North has only three players ranked in the top 50, the fewest from any division. The NFC South (12 players), NFC North (eight), NFC East (seven) and NFC West (six) all have over five players in the top 50.
Here are the 13 AFC North players who made the top 100:
3. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens: Third-ranked running back
62. Le'Veon Bell, Steelers: 24th-ranked running back
77. Dennis Pitta, Ravens: 6th-ranked tight end
78. Torrey Smith, Ravens: 31st-ranked wide receiver
81. Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers: 33rd-ranked wide receiver
83. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals: 31st-ranked running back
87. Giovani Bernard, Bengals: 32nd-ranked running back
94. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers: 14th-ranked quarterback
95. Josh Gordon, Browns: 42nd-ranked wide receiver
99. Joe Flacco, Ravens: 15th-ranked quarterback