Summit observations: Many hot debates 

May, 8, 2012
The ESPN Fantasy editorial team held its annual fantasy football summit on the first day of May, welcoming in a new month and a new season all at once. Perhaps you're wondering what we do in a summit? Well, it's not really scientific. A bunch of us -- Matthew Berry, Christopher Harris, Stephania Bell, me and many others -- sit in a large room looking at preliminary football rankings from a projector, then we argue, debate, cajole and whine to get our respective ways, whether it is for the top running back -- yes, there was gentle persuading even with Arian Foster -- or the No. 15 quarterback or No. 40 wide receiver.

So what did you do that fine Tuesday? Eh, I think we had more fun.

[+] EnlargeMarshawn Lynch
Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PresswireMarshawn Lynch finished tied for fifth among running backs in standard fantasy scoring in 2011.
Anyway, we came up with our initial 2012 rankings, which will be part of our ESPN Draft Kit (due out in mid-June). In the meantime, a few of us fantasy writers will chronicle our opinions, either in the kit or otherwise, over the coming months. For now, here are the five questions/issues from the summit -- excluding what to order for lunch! -- that seemed the most interesting from a general sense, whether they were hotly contested or not.