Well it is that time of year again. Get out the dry erase board, Cheedos and Mountain Dew (Drink beer if you choose…I know I don’t get much done while drinking). Charge the cell phones and make sure you can find that little cord that powers that laptop, because it is time for some fantasy football drafting.
By no means am I claiming that I am an expert when it comes to FF. Any one that plays in a league with me knows that…but here is my take on a few things if you care to read. If you are new to Fantasy Football (like I was a few years ago) or if you have been playing for as long as you can remember, than you know as well as I do, that it is very easy to find a top 5 of any position ALL over the internet. So I am going to try something different. I am going to give my 5 picks at each position that I think should/may/may not have a break out year, at the least these 5 picks should be solid backups. If you miss out on nabbing one to the elites in any given position, maybe this is worth a read. Saying all this, I will most definitely provide you will a question or a rhetorical question?
Top 5 Solid Backup TEs
1. Coby Fleener – Indianapolis Colts
Remember last year’s rookie combo? Introducing 2012’s number one rookie combo, Andrew Luck and Coby Fleener. These to already have chemistry and have the talent around them to become even better. With Indy having a weaker wide out core, Fleener will not be shorted in being targeted this year.
2. Fred Davis – Washington Redskins
With a short season last year, Davis still put up impressive numbers. Now with the addition of a young talented QB, this could be a break out year for Davis. If Davis can grab some more targets in the Red zone he could become a number one choice for the TE slot on any fantasy team. “Will RGIII give him the ball in the Red zone or just run it in himself?”
3. Rob Housler – Arizona Cardinals
This guy is big and fast with the potential to become a number 2 receiver. Yep I said it, receiver. Preseason is showcasing some of Housler’s talents. Once the QB situation plays out and the Cardinals can get a starter nailed down, Housler’s numbers will increase along with his fantasy value. “Arizona has QB trouble?”
4. Tony Gonzalez – Atlanta Falcons
I know usually the backup roles go to the younger crowd. Tony is a genetic freak and well he doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. I think he will be a dependable back up and given the right matchup he can grab some big points. However, “how long will genetics be on Tony’s good side?”
5. Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings
I had Rudolph on my fantasy team last year and was disappointed with his performance. As a backup however, Kyle provides a very solid choice. “How many teams are in your league?”