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Rocket-heeled Jamaal Charles will compete for most yards this year
Each year I make a list of players to aim for in my draft, as well as a list of guys to avoid. I keep and eye on roster changes, injuries, offensive lines and other factors to try and tip myself one way or another on a player. I am no expert and this is by no means a comprehensive, round-by-round list. It is just a few guys I have a hunch on and why.
Ray Rice: Willis McGahee left and top FB Vonta Leach arrived. Rice is set for a career year catching and running.
Vincent Jackson: According to recent interviews, his head is in the right place (finally) and will have a huge year as Phillip Rivers does his thing.
Josh Freeman: Uber-consistent and available in middle rounds.
Vince Young: ONLY if you take Vick. He will fill in well as Vick gets dinged up as usual.
Jamaal Charles: Going to get a larger share of carries this year. Will compete to lead the league in yards.
LeSean McCoy: Mid rounder on a potent offense. Led RBs in catches last year.
Darren McFadden: New coach loves him and will (rightly) run the offense through this beast. Big year for D-Mac.
Steve Johnson: Talented No. 1 WR available in later rounds. Good value here.
Julio Jones: Only if you pick him late. Tony Gonzalez: "Best incoming receiver I’ve ever seen, not even close."
Larry Fitzgerald: He will drop some because of last year, but no Boldin/Breaston will see him get all the looks from QB Kolb.
Percy Harvin: The new No. 1 in town since Rice left. Finally got a good QB in McNabb.
Brandon Pettigrew: Good for TE No. 2. Dropped weight and a healthy Stafford has his potential very high.
Rob Gronkowski: Brady favored him later in the year. No reason to think this trend doesn’t continue.