Friday, April 27, 2012

top-20 Fantasy Football Rookies...So Far

Day 2 of the NFL draft is over. These are the top-20 players that will make an impact in fantasy football in 2012. Many of these picks reflect the draft order, but that is to be expected at this point. Enjoy!
1ROBERT GRIFFIN IIIQBWSH12Unfair comparisons will be made to Cam Newton, but will be asked to run a lot more in Washington than Luck will be in Indy, which makes RG3 the first player I'd draft out of this class
2ANDREW LUCKQBIND11Will start day one and has a punchers chance to score a ton of points right out of the gate.
3MICHAEL FLOYDWRARZ113Main knock was route-running. His mentor is now Larry Fitzgerald. Could be magical.
4COBY FLEENERTEIND22Luck will rely on Fleener heavily early in his career and they already have a chemistry.
5TRENT RICHARDSONRBCLE13Is a 3-down back who will be asked to start right away. Fantasy gold as a FLEX option
6DOUG MARTINRBTB131May split carries to begin the season, but will eventually be the feature back due to his versatility in passing situations compared to incumbent LaGarrette Blount
7JUSTIN BLACKMONWRJAX15Slips in the rankings because JAX is so inept offensively.
8BRANDON WEEDENQBCLE122All indications are that he will start from day one considering the fact that the Browns are shopping Colt McCoy.
9BRIAN QUICKWRSTL21He has a lot of developing to do, but STL has no one to stop Quick from being a starter early in the season. His size will make him a valuable endzone target.
10AJ JENKINSWRSF130Good talent, but may be 4th on the depth chart this year behind Moss, Manningham, and Ginn
11KENDALL WRIGHTWRTEN120Barring injuries, will at best be 3rd in the pecking order to get touches behind CJ2K and Kenny Britt. Jaret Cook may also get more touches this year.
12STEPHEN HILLWRNYJ211Very raw, but will likely be replacing Plaxico Burress. Size and speed combo is the best in the draft.
13ALSON JEFFERYWRCHI213Needs to improve consistency, but can be very dangerous opposite Brandon Marshall
14RYAN BROYLESWRDET222If he recovers from his ACL injury, will be very dangerous opposite Calvin Johnson.
15RUEBEN RANDLEWRNYG232Needs to beat out Ramses Barden for the 3rd wide receiver spot and Mario Manningham's replacement
16RONNIE HILLMANRBDEN34Darren Sproles-like talent at Peyton Manning's disposal, may also return kicks. Potential duel threat for fantasy points
17T.J. GRAHAMWR/KRBUF36Can challenge for a slot receiver spot similar to the one he played at NC State, but his real value will be in the return game.
18T.Y. HILTONWR/KRIND330Fastest guy in the draft goes to Andrew Luck…on turf. Dual threat as a slot receiver and kick returner
19DEVIER POSEYWRHOU35Adam Schefter reports that Posey's arrival will spell the likely departure of Jacoby Jones. I expect similar numbers.
20RYAN TANNEHILLQBMIA18Don't think he'll start much this year, but if he does, there's potential there with his running ability to have a Tim Tebow-like year in terms of fantasy production.

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