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AFC East Player Analysis

Buffalo Bills

QB J.P. Losman – Losman only attempted only 5 passes last season. We would only look for him as a possible bye week fill in, or if you are drafting for a dynasty league.

QB Other – Losman’s immediate backup is Kelly Holcomb, behind Holcomb is Shane Matthews. Neither will see much action unless Losman falters early or is injured.

RB Willis McGahee – McGahee had decent numbers despite hardly playing the first 4 weeks last season.  The only question surrounding him is will a rookie QB hurt his cause.  He will be one of the earlier RB selections on draft day.
 
RB Other – ReShard Lee, Shaud Williams and Lionel Gates are all trying to be become McGahee’s backup.

WR Lee Evans – Evans came on strong the second half of last season, scoring 7 of his 9 TDs. With a rookie QB throwing to him this season there is a reason to be cautious about taking him in the earler rounds.

WR Eric Moulds – While clearly not one of the top tier fantasy wide outs anymore Moulds should not be considered a #1 WR for your team.  There are too many questions surrounding Losman’s effectiveness.  

WR Josh Reed, Roscoe Parrish and Sam Aiken, will all compete for the Bills’ No. 3 receiver spot.

TE Mark Campbell – Campbell should only be used as a backup TE or someone to cover a bye week. He does not see enough action in the offense.

TE Other – Ryan Neufeld and Tim Euhus will backup Campbell they have very little value.

K Ryan Lindell – Lindell finished last season with an 85% accuracy rate. He only completed 1/3 from beyond 40 yards. He might make a nice bye week fill in but other than that look elsewhere on draft day.
 

 
Miami Dolphins
QB Gus Ferrotte/Jay Fiedler – One of these guys will win the starting job, neither of them should be on your roster.

QB Other – Sage Rosenfels is expected to be number 3 on the depth chart.

RB Ronnie Brown – The sooner he comes to training camp the better, he should become the #1 RB. We wouldn’t take him as first round selection but if he was sitting there in the second or third round we would definitely take look at him.

RB Lamar Gordon – Currently number one on the depth chart this should change once Brown signs.

RB Ricky Williams – Too may questions surrounding him, and he also has to serve a 4 game suspension.

WR Chris Chambers – Could make a nice addition to your team as a #2 WR.  Instability at the QB position last year hurt his cause.

WR Marty Booker – at best a #3 WR for your team but not until the later rounds. 

WR Other – Derrius Thompson, Bryan Gilmore and David Boston are all vying for the third WR position.

TE Randy McMichael – Still will be one of the earlier TE selections, be cautious and watch how his legal situation unfolds before the season.

TE Other – Donald Lee and Alex Holmes make up the number 2 and 3 TE’s neither will not see enough action to warrant a selection on draft day.

K Olindo Mare – He should rebound from last season, where he missed 5 games due to injury.  An improved offense could help his cause, we would only take a very late round flyer on him as second PK very late in the draft.

 

New England Patriots

QB Tom Brady – He should easily reach the top ten in QB rankings again. In the past 2 seasons his only thrown for over 300 yards 4 times.

QB Other – Doug Flutie and Rohan Davey, will battle it out for the #2 and #3 QB positions behind Brady.

RB Corey Dillon – Dillon will be the featured back and will be an early selection.

RB Kevin Faulk – He will see some action out of the backfield but not enough to warrant a selection. 

RB Other – Cedric Cobbs and Chad Morton are fighting for the #3 RB position.

WR Discussion – The problem with the Patriots receivers is that Brady spreads the ball around to everyone. They should be available in the later rounds of your draft.

WR Deion Branch – He missed time with injuries the last 2 seasons if he was there in the middle rounds we might take a look at him.

WR David Givens – Givens could be a nice value pick in the later rounds, but he doesn’t see enough action to warrant an earlier selection.

WR David Terrell – Reunited with his college quarterback, Tom Brady, could be a very late round sleeper.

TE Daniel Graham – Came on strong early in  the season, then fell off the radar screen.  At best a backup or someone to cover a bye week.

TE Ben Watson – Watson may win the starting TE position, if he does upgrade him.

TE Christina Fauria – Very little fantasy value.

K Adam Vinatieri – Vinatieri finished last season with a 93.9% accuracy rate. While we don’t advocate taking a PK in the early rounds Vinatieri will be one of the first to  go.
 

New York Jets

QB Chad Pennington – Coming back from rotator cuff surgery, which hurt his production last season. He could do well in an improved offense. If he was there in the middle rounds of your draft he is worth a look.

QB Jay Fiedler –  will serve as the immediate backup to Chad Pennington.

QB Brooks Bollinger – Currently #3 on the depth chart.

RB Curtis Martin – Martin won his first rushing title last season and his production improved greatly over last season. The only concern surrounding him is his age, but he probably won’t make it past the second round based on last year’s stats. 

RB Derrick Blaylock – Blaylock will back up Martin and steal a few carries. He will not have any real value unless Martin is injured.

RB Other – Cedric Houston is currently #3 on the depth chart.
 

WR Laveranues Coles  – Coles looks to rebound this season as he will be reunited with Pennington.  He could be a nice find in the middle rounds of your draft, check for any concerns with his lingering toe problem.

WR Justin McCareins – Should benefit from the arrival of his former offensive coordinator from Tennessee Mike Heimermdinger.  He could be a decent #3 WR on your fantasy team. It all depends on how well Pennington rebounds from off his surgery. 

WR Other – Wayne Cherbet and Jerricho Cotchery are currently the # 3 and #4 WRs.  You should stay away from either one of these players on draft day.

TE Doug Jolley –  Jolley was aquired from Oakland in a pre-draft trade to replace Anthony Becht. Jolley is expected to see much more action than he has in the past in Heimermdinger’s new offense. He could be a good value pick in the later rounds.

TE Chris Baker – Baker will back up Doug Jolley, but at best is a bye week fill in.

TE Other – Joel Dreessen is currently #3 on the depth chart.

K Mike Nugent  – Drafted in the second round lots of early rankings have him in the top 10. We would take a late round flyer on him based on his pedigree, but would still like to see what he can do before we put him at the top of the list.
 
 
 

 

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