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'13 Player Rankings, Offense: 40-31

ESPN.com is ranking NFL players -- and counting them down on Twitter (@ESPNNFL NFL on ESPN), from No. 100 to No. 1 on offense and on defense, 10 per day for 10 days. The top 10 on both sides of the ball are revealed on Friday, Aug. 30.

As the rankings are announced, you can also find them here on the pages of ESPN.com.

What is #NFLRank?

#NFLrank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along.

You can also follow along here: @ESPNNFL (NFL on ESPN) and on Facebook.

How did we rank the players?

We polled 63 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, with 10 being the best regardless of position in the NFL. Ties, as denoted by an asterisk, were broken by determining which player had more ballots with the highest number. (If players were tied, the player with three 10s was ranked higher than the player with two 10s. If the tied players had the same amount of the highest number -- each with two 10s -- we moved to the next number; three 9s beat two 9s).

Here is the full list of voters from ESPN.com, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider (including Football Outsiders and Pro Football Focus), ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Boston, ESPN Chicago, ESPN Dallas, ESPN New York and ESPN Stats & Information.

An undrafted free agent out of college, Cruz's 2,628 yards are the most by any undrafted free agent since the merger in 1970 (despite no receiving yards his first season). Cruz has 15 receiving touchdowns out of the slot over the past two seasons, the most in the NFL.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

35

7.79

Demaryius Thomas | @DemaryiusT
Denver Broncos | WR | Age: 25 | NFL experience: 4th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: WR6

Thomas had an NFL-best 12 receptions last season on which he gained at least 30 yards. Among players with at least 20 targets on throws outside the numbers and 15-plus yards downfield, Thomas caught 63 percent of balls thrown his way, the best in the NFL. 
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

36

7.73

Reggie Wayne | Team Twitter: @Colts
Indianapolis Colts | WR | Age: 34 | NFL experience: 13th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: WR15

In 2012, a 34-year-old Wayne became the oldest player in NFL history with 100 receptions and 1,300 receiving yards in a single season. His four seasons with at least 100 catches and 1,200 receiving yards are tied with Jerry Rice and Marvin Harrison for the most in NFL history.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

37

7.70

Frank Gore | Team Twitter: @49ers
San Francisco 49ers | RB | Age: 30 | NFL experience: 9th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: RB14

Over the past five seasons, Gore has 2,796 rushing yards up the middle, which ranks second in the NFL behind Adrian Peterson (2,797). Gore, Arian Foster and Marshawn Lynch are the only players to rush for at least 1,200 yards and eight touchdowns in each of the past two seasons.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

38

7.67

LeSean McCoy | @CutonDime25
Philadelphia Eagles | RB | Age: 25 | NFL experience: 5th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: RB10

McCoy has rushed for 908 yards outside the tackles over the past two seasons, best in the NFL. Over that same span, his 13 rushes outside the tackle for at least 20 yards are the most in the NFL.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

39

7.65*

Logan Mankins | Team Twitter: @Patriots
New England Patriots | G | Age: 31 | NFL experience: 9th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: Patriots' projections

Mankins has made the Pro Bowl in each of his past four seasons. He has missed 14 games over the past three seasons after not missing a single game in his first five. From 2008-09, Mankins played more offensive snaps (2,163) than any other player in the NFL.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

40

7.65*

Joe Flacco | @TeamFlacco
Baltimore Ravens | QB | Age: 28 | NFL experience: 6th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: QB15

Flacco tied Joe Montana's record for most touchdowns without an interception in a single postseason (11). Since 2008, Flacco has won 63 games, including the regular season and playoffs. That is six more than anyone else over that same span.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)