Fantasy Football 2011: Adrian Peterson and 50 Sure Bet Draft Picks

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Fantasy Football 2011: Adrian Peterson and 50 Sure Bet Draft Picks
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There are a few sure things in life, especially in football. In a game that is predicated on violence, fans often put their team's hopes and goals on one or two players.

Every year in fantasy football, those feelings are taken to new heights.

Have you ever had a huge draft bust? What about a crucial, season-changing injury? Or have you ever been lucky enough to find that hidden gem after Week 2?

Most of us fantasy football stalwarts will have at least one of those scenarios play out this season. So the question really is, how do you create the least amount of risk for yourself?

Some of the next 50 players won't be sexy, but they will give you consistent numbers every week. Some of them will be very sexy picks—and none of them will be kickers.

A brief disclaimer, some of these picks are based on "safeness" rather than productivity.

Do I think Mike Vick has a better year than Peyton Manning? Yes I do, but I think Peyton has less a chance of falling on his face, whereas Vick could blow his knee out or lose a couple games with a concussion because of his rushing antics. This would make me believe Peyton is a surer bet than Vick.

With that being said, these are the 50 surest bets in fantasy football.

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