Top Ten Fantasy QBs, RBs, WRs, and TEs cont.

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Top Ten Fantasy wide receivers:

1. Antonio Brown

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There isn’t a question on who is the best wide receiver this year. That’s because last year Antonio Brown blew everyone out of the water. Antonio Brown is, no contest, the best wide receiver for 2015. Also if you’re in a PPR league, he is definitely a top three pick.

2. Odell Beckham Jr.

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I’m a huge believer in Odell Beckham this year. Why? Well, maybe it’s because Odell Beckham finished as a top five Wide Receiver last year… And he only played 12 games… And he was rookie… And he had the best football catch in recorded history. This year, Odell is starting the first week of the season and I expect him to be playing in every game this. Even as a 2nd rounder, I think this guy could be a steal.

3. Dez Bryant

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Dez Bryant has a great opportunity this year. He finished as a top three wide receiver last year, and this year, he doesn’t have DeMarco Murray on his team. Just that statement, alone, can justify me putting him as my number 3 fantasy wide receiver this year.

4. Julio Jones

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I really like Julio this year. I believe that he will perform very similarly to last year, except a little bit better. I guess you could say he’s basically a reverse Marshawn Lynch, based on how I think of him. I’m also a Falcons fan, so, honestly, he might actually be a spot or two below where I have him ranked. I seriously did try to avoid bias while making this list, though.

5. Calvin Johnson

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“Megatron” is coming back this year, and in a big way. Remember last year, when Calvin Johnson was the undisputed, number 1 fantasy wide receiver. I do, and I don’t think he is much worse than he was at that point. Honestly, I would rather have someone like Calvin Johnson who doesn’t have a lot of competition than someone like Jordy Nelson, who will have to share catches with people like Randall Cobb, and Davante Adams.

6. Demaryius Thomas

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I’m kind of low on Thomas this year, compared to last year, where I thought he had the potential to be the number 1 guy. Only problem is that Emmanuel Sanders emerged to become a top-tier receiver, and he will interfere with Thomas getting the ball. It is good for Demaryius that Julius Thomas is gone, but they replaced him with Owen Daniels, and, in my opinion, Owen Daniels is about equal to Julius Thomas, in skill. So I think Demaryius Thomas will have a similar year to last year, except maybe 1 or two more bad games.

7. Jordy Nelson

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Jordy Nelson is basically a slightly worse Demaryius Thomas (even though Nelson did better than Thomas last year). This is because they are in very similar situations, except Nelson is competing with Cobb, while Thomas is competing with Sanders. In my opinion, Cobb is better than Sanders. Therefore, Thomas is better than Nelson.

8. Alshon Jeffery

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Alshon Jeffery is an amazing talent, and he did quite well, last year. As a Bears fan, I’ll say that at times it seemed like he was the only true receiving option that Chicago had. With Marshall gone, and Cutler with pretty much only 1 year left to prove himself, I think that Jeffery will have a standout season, this year.

9. A.J. Green

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A.J. Green didn’t do too hot last year, but he did have an injury, and we did see the rise of my favorite player ever (totally not a joke), Mohamed Sanu. Seriously though, Sanu is a great player. I still like Green this year. Not as much as I did, last year, but I still like him, nonetheless. I am absolutely positive that Green will end up being a top fifteen wide receiver at the very least.

10. DeAndre Hopkins

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As a past Hopkins-owner, I can say that I really liked how Hopkins played last year. Thing is, this year, Hopkins has a better quarterback and he no longer has to compete with Andre Johnson for targets. DeAndre Hopkins is pretty much Houston’s number one receiver, and I’d rather have Hopkins than someone like Randall Cobb or Kelvin Benjamin, to be honest.

I will post my top ten tight ends either tomorrow or Saturday. See you then.

Top Ten Fantasy QBs, RBs, WRs, and TEs cont.

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Top Ten Fantasy running backs:

1. Adrian Peterson

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Yes, that’s right, my number 1 running back is Adrian Peterson. Reason? Well, for one, he has a had a whole year of rest. Last time he had a year to rest he won the MVP award. Also, he hasn’t ever really had a bad season. And he seems to be as determined as ever and he has a huge chip on his shoulder. I completely and 100% believe in AP this year. If there was one player I would have to choose as my pick for #1 Fantasy player of the ’15-’16 season, it would be AP. It also helps that he has a better quarterback, so in PPR leagues, he’ll be even more valuable.

2. Jamaal Charles

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Jamaal Charles seems to always be good. Yes, he had an off-year last year, but he still finished as a top ten running back. Also if Charles gets injured, then you know you have a good replacement in Knile Davis. Which reminds me, if you draft Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis is an absolute must draft player.

3. Arian Foster

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Last year was the first year that I decided to go all in on Foster, and guess what? He ended up being a top five RB and he didn’t even play the entire season! Foster is in an even better situation, where he will be the bell cow for the Texans. Houston has a great defense, so there will never be situations in which running with Foster will be a bad choice, and they have some “Eh” quarterbacks so running with Foster is the simplest choice to make. Honestly, Arian Foster is the best offensive player on the Texans, and I believe that Houston will take advantage of this.

4. Le’Veon Bell

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If Bell wasn’t suspended for the first two games, he would be talked about as the consensus number 1 pick among running backs. Hell, he would probably be my first or second choice. But, honestly when I pick my first player to be on my team, I want him to be able to score hefty amounts of points every week, especially at the start of the season. He is still a great pick though. If we are only talking PPR, Bell would be my number 3 running back, barely beating out Foster.

5. DeMarco Murray

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Murray was the number 1 running back last year. Why is he not the number 1 running back this year? Well, for one, he’ll probably have a smaller workload. He is also in a different system, and the Eagles like to throw a lot. and lastly, if he does end up with a large workload like last year (497 touches!), odds are he’ll get injured. However, his backup, Ryan Matthews, is about the best handcuff you can have. Only problem is Matthews is actually being drafted before almost any other backup RB in the league. So if you do grab Murray, make sure you either draft, or trade for Matthews.

6. Marshawn Lynch

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I think that Lynch’s ’15-’16 season will look an awful lot like last year’s season. Except a little worse. I expect him to produce slightly less than last year, and I expect him to get slightly less touches. This is due to Lynch’s lack of motivation and drive. He is clearly unhappy being a Seahawk, and honestly, I’m surprised he got re-signed. I believe that he will have a smaller workload, because of the signing of Jimmy Graham. Russell Wilson finally has a good option in Graham, so the Seahawks will probably pass a lot more. Overall though, he’s a solid starter

7. Jeremy Hill

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Hill barely managed to crack the top ten running backs last year. Thing is, he only started about 9 games last year. I still expect the Bengals to use Giovani Bernard quite a bit, but when it comes to the bulk of the carries and goal-line carries, Hill will beat out Bernard, and he will be a great RB to have on your roster come week 1.

8. Eddie Lacy

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Seeing how I have Lacy as my number 8 running back and ESPN has him as their number 2 running back, I’m clearly low on Lacy this year. However I don’t understand why. Does no one remember how absolutely god-awful Lacy was for the first couple weeks of 2014? As a 2014 Lacy-owner, I sure do. And lucky for me, I traded him away the week before his hot-streak began, so Lacy has left a bad taste in my mouth, and I’m simply not a fan of his.

9. Matt Forte

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On the surface, it looks like I’m down on Matt Forte this year. However, I’m really not. I just think that 2015 will be a great year for running backs. If you picked Forte in the first round, I wouldn’t think you made a bad decision at all. He looks like he’ll have a great year, especially for PPR formats. Unfortunately though, the new head coach of the Bears, John Fox, doesn’t really use pass plays involving running backs much. So don’t expect to see him catching nearly as many passes as he did last year.

10. C.J. Anderson

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Last year, C.J. Anderson only had 7 games where he had double digit carries. C.J. Anderson also ended the year as a top 15 running back.  This statistic just shows how good C.J. Anderson really is. Unfortunately, 7 games is a small sample size and it isn’t quite enough to convince me that he is an elite running back on par with Arian Foster and Marshawn Lynch. C.J. Anderson is probably the riskiest RB of this whole list, but if that risk pays off he could be a top five RB by the end of the season.

The list for Top Ten WRs will be up shortly, likely later today or tomorrow.

Top Ten Fantasy QBs, RBs, WRs, and TEs

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Hey Everyone, it’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve been quite busy lately, and there’s isn’t a real motivation for creating posts on this site. No one tells me to do this, and no one really reads the posts. I mostly do it for fun, now. Anyways, today I have written my Top Ten Fantasy list for QBs, RBs, WRs, and TEs. Unlike last year, I won’t write down when you should draft them, because most of the time, drafts have their own flow to them and they are different from other drafts. Also many people do not play a standard 10-team league. For example my two most competitive leagues that I care about the most are an 8-team PPR league, and a 14-team standard league. Anyways, first up is Top Ten QBs.

1. Aaron Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers has proven to be the most consistently great quarterback, not only in fantasy, but just in general. You can start this guy every week and count on him to be the highest scorer of your team.

2. Andrew Luck

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Andrew Luck is my number 2 quarterback this year. While I, personally, would sooner choose Andrew Luck than Aaron Rodgers, Rodgers is more consistent, Luck, however, is a low risk, high reward type guy. Normally, I would say high risk, high reward, but I don’t see any way that Luck doesn’t finish the year as a top 5 quarterback. Overall, I believe that Luck has a higher ceiling than Rodgers, but Rodgers will never score you single digits, while Luck may do so once or twice a year.

3. Peyton Manning

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Peyton Manning is my next favorite quarterback at this position. Some say that he is too old and this season he’ll be a bust, but I think he is still a solid QB and definitely solid enough to draft as the third overall QB.

4. Ben Roethlisberger

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I’m really big on Ben this year (see what I did there) and I expect him to have a great season this year. He has Antonio Brown, and Martavis Bryant, both being fantastic receivers, and he also has LeVeon Bell, the best pass-catching back in the league, in my opinion. Even better, because Bell is suspended the first two games, they’ll be throwing more than they ever have been last year in those games. The Steelers play the Patriots, who have lost Darrelle Revis, and the 49ers, who have a subpar defense this year. Expect to see big numbers from Big Ben this season.

5. Russell Wilson

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I’m a bit down on Russell Wilson this year. Believe me, I love the guy, but I just don’t think he can recreate what he did last year. Yes, he has Jimmy Graham on his team now, but I still don’t quite believe in Russell, the way I did last year.

6. Matt Ryan

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Unlike Russell Wilson, I still believe in Matt Ryan, even though I have Wilson ranked higher. I feel like the players surrounding Ryan just keep getting better and better. There may be a bit of bias due to the fact that I’m a huge Falcons fan, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m wrong about him.

7. Tony Romo

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I really, really like Tony Romo this year. He did great last year, for a player that ranked 23rd in pass attempts. This year, however he lost DeMarco Murray, but he retained Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams is becoming more experienced (SLEEPER ALERT!). Tony Romo is an underrated quarterback who has the ability to crack the top 5 this year.

8. Drew Brees

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Last year, I had Brees as my number 2 QB. This year he has fallen to number 8 for one reason only. He lost Jimmy. Without Jimmy Graham, he no longer has a go-to receiver. I’m also not a huge fan of Brandin Cooks, so i believe that Brees just isn’t in a great position.

9. Ryan Tannehill

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I feel good about Tannehill this year. I mean, just look at his receiving corps: Kenny Stills, Jarvis Landry, rookie DeVante Parker, and Jordan Cameron. While there are no elite receivers among that group, it’s still a solid group of guys. And when a Harvard study determines that the Super Bowl will be the Dolphins V.S. the Seahawks, that’s not a bad thing for Ryan Tannehill.

10. Eli Manning

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Eli Manning was really bad for the first few weeks last year. Then he got a lot better and turned things around. Why? Odell Beckham Jr., that’s why. Odell Beckham will start this season healthy, so I fully expect Eli to be good and surprise his critics. However, if you do grab Eli, I would recommend getting a backup QB, in case OBJ gets injured and Eli sucks again.

I feel like this post is getting a little long so I will post the Top Ten Fantasy RBs shortly.