QB: Tony Romo
Romo is in for a big season. He has a ton of weapons. He finally has a legitimate No. 1 wideout for the first time since Terrell Owens’ first year in
RB: Marion Barber, Felix Jones
Jones is being billed as the starter but all reports from Cowboys camp are that Jones looks bigger and slower than last year and Barber looks slimmer and more explosive. Jones may end up with more big plays, but it’ll be Barber getting 10 touchdowns. I love Barber this year, especially for where he’s going in drafts.
blew up last year, and that was without Kim Kardashian cheering him on. He will continue that this year. Teams can’t double-team him because
TE: Jason Witten
is a consistent top 5 tight end. He will be targeted often and will rack up yards. Draft him with confidence.
QB: Eli Manning
Manning had a huge year, his best statistical performance yet. But here is your grain of salt – the
RB: Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw
Jacobs and Bradshaw are a backfield controversy. Jacobs is bigger and stronger, while Bradshaw is more explosive. Bradshaw has been better in camp so far, while Jacobs has eased into things. I feel like Jacobs is the back you want, but I am, by no means, confident in that belief.
Smith broke out last year. So did Nicks. Come to think of it, so did Manningham. I suppose the lesson here is that when your quarterback blows up and throws for more than 4,000 yards, your receiving corps is probably going to look pretty good, too. I think Smith is a huge asset in points-per-reception leagues, Nicks should continue forward, and Manningham is adequate. But beware the Giants reverting back to their running ways.
TE: Kevin Boss
Boss is fine, and has some red zone appeal, but you should be able to find better players elsewhere.
QB: Kevin Kolb
As an Eagles fan, I would love to tell you to take Kolb and never look back. But there’s too much at work here. He’s still young – he turns 26 this month. He’s still inexperienced – his NFL chops are limited to last year’s
RB: LeSean McCoy, Mike Bell
McCoy is going too high. Maybe you think I sound like a typical Eagles fan, downplaying the Birds. But I’m not. He’s a good runningback, but he is not Brian Westbrook. He doesn’t have his ability out of the backfield, not yet anyway, and this a passing team. In addition,
WR: DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin
had a fantastic statistical year. But in fantasy, especially at the wide receiver position, you don’t want to base a player’s value off of big plays, and no one had more last season than
TE: Brent Celek
Celek is a stud. He is Kolb’s best friend on the team. He’s a reliable pass catcher, and he is a load to bring down. If he’s there in the sixth round, grab him quick. (See, I don’t hate every Eagle.)
QB: Donovan McNabb
Ugh. You know how this pains me. But McNabb will actually be OK in
This is the offense that made Portis a household name. It’s a zone blocking, one-cut and go running style, which is good for both Portis and Johnson. However, I don’t know how much either has left. If they’re available and you need depth, take them. If you’re counting on them in your starting lineup, you should feel dirty. Go take a shower.
WR: Santana Moss
The only receiver worth having is Moss. He’ll put up good numbers with McNabb, who usually ends up finding a favorite and targeting them often. Look for Moss to be that guy.
TE: Chris Cooley
Cooley is going to have a good year. McNabb loves his tight ends, especially around the goal line. Cooley is one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the business. He has top 5 potential.