There are risks involved with any pick you make in your fantasy draft, as no player is immune to having a bad year. While some players are safer than others, it’s that unknown factor that makes us love fantasy football so much.
There are a couple different schools of thought this year. A lot of analysts feel that running back is the only way to go with the first pick, while a smaller group of analysts—led primarily by Matthew Berry—believe Michael Vick is the No. 1 player in fantasy.
In PPR leagues, or more likely 1.5 per catch leagues, receivers can also be considered at No. 1.
With plenty of options with the first overall pick, let’s take a look at the potential downfalls of all 10 guys projected in the first round by ESPN’s consensus rankings. For more complete rankings, you can check out my latest top 50 here.