Five Players That Will Make You Money This Year in Fantasy Football
Right around this time fantasy drafts are being completed around the nation. Fantasy football is huge in America and it keeps on getting bigger. Many fans can name all the big name players but it takes a real fantasy guru to know the players in the last two to three rounds. These are the rounds where great teams are made. Good fantasy teams have talent but great fantasy teams have both the talent and the depth. Here are five players that will help you win your fantasy league this year and maybe a few braggin' rights along with it.
5. Dexter McCluster-WR/RB-Chiefs
The rookie from Ole Miss is ready to turn some heads in the NFL. McCluster is a speedster who can do just about everything: run, catch, and return kicks. The great thing about him is the flexibilty that he possesses. In most leagues, he is listed as both a WR and RB, which is a huge benefit because it saves a roster spot. McCluster won't be starting for the Chiefs this year, but I expect him to get five to twelve touches per game. If you are in a deep PPR league, I would definitely grab him and expect solid production right off the bat.
4. Zach Miller-TE-Raiders
Zach is probably the most well-known player on this list, but many forget about him when talking about legit tight ends. Often times last year, Miller was lost in the offense, but this year he shoots up on my board of sleepers because of an addition by subtraction move made by Oakland- getting rid of JaMarcus Russell. That move alone would have made Miller a more appealing target to fantasy owners, but Oakland did one better by bringing in quarterback Jason Campbell. Campbell loves throwing to his tight ends and its obvious. Last year, Campbell threw 11 touchdowns to the position and that's with the Redskins best tight end, Chris Cooley, who only played in seven games. Sure, the tight end position is a deep one, but why waste a middle round pick on a guy who will get nearly identical production as Miller will later on in the draft?
The Eagles brought Bell in for one reason- to score touchdowns. Bell will be playing second fiddle to LeSean McCoy, but near the goal line is where Bell will be used and abused. If McCoy goes down with an injury, look out because Bell is more than ready for the task of being the starter. While he did miss three games last year, Bell still put up solid numbers- 654 Yards and 5 touchdowns while basically being the third running back in a pass-happy offense. Bell is owned in about eight to ten percent of leagues, so keep him on your list when looking for that late round steal!
2. Justin Forsett-RB-Seahawks
Forsett may seem like a forgotten man up in Seattle with their additon of Leon Washington, but I wouldn't let that scare me away. If you double his numbers up from last year, his stats would equal to about 344 touches, 2,462 yards from scrimmage, and 9 total touchdowns(kickoff and punt returns included). Not bad, eh? While he won't be returning kicks this year, his numbers should still be great, especially for the value you can get him at. Forsett will be available most likely in the middle part of the draft. You want this guy on your team, plain and simple.
1. Malcom Floyd-WR-Chargers
Picking Malcom Floyd in the latter part of your draft is highway robbery. Since star wide receiver Vincent Jackson won't be playing for at least the first three games of the year, Floyd will be San Diego's number one option. In San Diego's final game last year, without Jackson, Floyd put up a nine- catch, 140 yard game. Floyd will go in the last two to four rounds of your draft, but keep an eye on him because he is gaining some recognition now that the possiblity of Jackson holding out is becoming more apparent. I firmly believe that Floyd will breakout this year and will have a huge year based upon Vincent Jackson's no show.