Top 5 High-Risk and High-Reward Fantasy Picks
If you've already gone through one or more of your fantasy drafts this preseason, I don't need to tell you that each potential draftee presents his own case of risk versus reward. But which players represent both high risk and high reward for your fantasy roster?
Let's look at a couple case studies.
Antonio Gates, for many years, was the tight end in fantasy football. While many fantasy tight ends fell into the late rounds of a draft, Gates was often snapped up in the fourth round or even earlier. Gates caught at least 60 balls in each season between 2004 and 2009 and posted two 1,100-yard campaigns in that span.
Lately, injuries have gotten the better of Gates, and his production has suffered as a result; he hasn't played a complete season since 2009, and while his production has suffered much, this could be the year that the 32-year-old starts to slide down the draft board. Gates will probably be the No. 1 target for Rivers, while newcomer Robert Meachem gets acclimated to the offense...if he can stay healthy.
Robert Griffin III will be a fascinating player in 2012, regardless of how his rookie season unfolds. Griffin will join some veteran receivers in Washington, a town hungry for a winning season. Will RG3 have a premiere year that resembles that of Cam Newton's from a year ago? We shall see.
I have even more "high-risk, high-reward" players for you in my latest video above, so give it a click and leave me your thoughts in the comments. Your feedback is like a big chocolate-covered pickle to my inner pregnant person. Thanks for watching.
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