a week to go for the start of the NFL season, the biggest push of the draft
phase of football is going on from coast to coast. If you draft with a top-five pick, it's a great way to start your season. But don't always think the concensus No. 1 pick by most fantasy football experts is the way to go.
Arian Foster is the No. 1 overall pick in the majority of drafts, my top five
picks begin with a player who is a bit more consistant when it comes to fantasy
Ravens running back Ray Rice is my No. 1 pick. He is reliable, has a solid
offensive line to give him the holes he needs to run through and he produces as
a receiver coming out of the backfield.
No. 2, I’m still not thinking Foster.
starting last season as a holdout and then struggling the first half of the
regular season, I think Tennessee back Chris Johnson will be on a mission to
make amends for 2011. He’s a guy who still has breakaway speed and he’ll also
have a fair amount of balls thrown his way too.
looking at Foster as my No. 3 guy. I think Andre Johnson is healthy enough to take
a chunk of touches away from Foster. Don’t get me wrong, Foster is solid. But I
think Andre Johnson lowers Foster’s production a bit.
back LeSean McCoy signed a new contract and is ready to roll at No. 4. He was a
touchdown machine last season and he is another back that produces on he ground
and through the air.
No. 5, I’m looking for the maximum fantasy points I can compile at this stage
and that’s why my pick is Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson. He is being projected
by most fantasy football websites to produce anywhere from 300-350 fantasy
points this season depending if you are in point-per-reception league or a
standard NFL league.
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