Top 10 NFL Players You Must Have on Your Fantasy Team
Wondering, who your going to pick when you're in the driver seat for your first pick in your fantasy draft?
Well, I'm going to give you a little advice on who will definitely put up big numbers for the 2009 season.
I don't consider myself an expert, but in my fantasy leagues for the past five years I have finished in the top three, so I know a little something about Fantasy Football.
The Most Underrated WR in the NFL
This guy is one of the most underrated wide receivers in the league. He is not a Terrell Owen type of player meaning he doesn't get all the media attention also playing on the Texans doesn't help much either, but he is an elite player.
He is pretty much the only option the Texans have at wide out and he puts up big numbers leading the league in receiving yards last year with 1575 yards and 8 TDs. He will be something to watch in the 2009 season.
Should Have Been the MVP Last Season
Philip Rivers should have won the MVP award last season over Peyton Manning. Even though I am a Petyon fan, stats don't lie.
He was 5th in the league in passing yards, throwing for 4,009 yards and tied for the most touchdowns thrown with 34. He also had the best touchdown- interception ratio, which there is no doubt he will put up big numbers especially with L.T. looking like he did before his injuries.
Adrian Peterson is the Most Elusive Runner in the NFL
I really don't have much to say about Adrian Peterson.
He is a complete back with all-around skill, he breaks tackles, makes tacklers miss, and on any play could bust a big one. He was the leading rusher last year and I expect him to do the same this year unless, he gets injured but I seriously doubt he will.
One Number and Two words
I don't expect him to have a huge year like he did last year, but I do expect him to put up decent numbers.
After throwing for 5,069 passing yard, Drew is definitely a person to have on a winning fantasy football team. This year he will also have his number one wide out, Marcus Colston and I'm looking for them to do damage.
Little Man With A Big Heart
This little guy will have his usual "run-a-muck" season.
He is an explosive wide receiver and puts up big numbers. He is usually in the top five in receiving yards every season.
The Pathers have a nice running duo so I believe they are going to open things up for Steve Smith because teams will probably try to stack the box leaving him with one-on-one coverage which is an advantage to him no matter who is covering him.
Mr.Frank Gore and the 49ers New Downhill Running Game
I know, I know! Your probably like "What? Frank Gore he's not even one of the top 5 rushers in the NFL?"
Well, This year his is going to return to the prominence of his 2006 season when he rushed for 1695 yards and 8 tds. With new head coach Mike Singletary in place, look for the 49ers to have a new smash mouth attitude which means lots of downhill running for Mr.Gore.
Mr.MVP Himself Peyton Manning
Peyton always puts up big fantasy numbers. He is very reliable and consistent not to mention he is the raining three-time MVP of the league. He is a very safe pick.
Being a Colts fan, even I worry about the offensive coordinator situation. He has been under Tom Moore since he came into the league, so Tom not being there might lower his production, but I don't think it will make that big of a difference.
L.T. Is Back
Ladainian Tomlinson is reportedly feeling like his old self in this years training camp. Last year he suffered from nagging injuries nearly the whole season and was never 100% and still ran for 1,110 yards in 292 attempts. This season he is healthy and will probably lead the league in rushing and have an explosive season.
Weather he is T.O. or Terrell Owens, he still puts up big numbers. Now he is with the Bills he will for sure be the go to receiver.
Historically T.O. has great first seasons with teams (minus the 49ers because he was a rookie), so personally I think people should take advantage of that stat because he might not be as good next year, if he is still with the Bills.
Will Tom Brady Be Mentally Prepared?
Okay, now I will admit this is a pick that could go either way. I'm actually kind of scared to advise this pick.
On one hand you have the legendary Tom Brady who has three Super Bowl Rings, holds the single season TD record, and has Randy Moss on the field.
On the other hand he suffered the same season-ending injury Carson Palmer did and you see how his last season turned out. I will leave judgment to you if you believe he is mentally ready to play you should take him, if you don't stay away. Just go with your gut feeling....