Fantasy football players not to write off in 2014

We, as a society, essay to be first. From posting snarky comments subsequent YouTube videos to saying bands who usually play inside sardine can-sized clubs to fantasy football sleepers we incite by merely vocalization their name on breeze day.

About this time each year, a glossy new toys come out of a anticipation football box. Their sharp wrapping and statistical resumes follow them from a deteriorate ago. At times, anticipation owners are blinded by a mob’s ardour with a stars of tomorrow when a stars of yesterday are still viable cogs in a machine. The Derrick Mason inference exists people!

So, as we demeanour forward to a 2014 anticipation football breeze season, here are 5 “if we are meditative of drafting Bob, don’t forget about George” scenarios.

If we like Michael Floyd, we should still like Marques Colston …

Floyd’s anticipation host is flourishing by a day and to an extent, justly so.  He did scarcely double his stats year-over-year with over 1,000 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns.  Pundits will highlight Larry Fitzgerald’s age and how Floyd now becomes a Cardinals’ low threat.  All of these records are fitting articulate points for a 2012 FIRST ROUND PICK out of Notre Dame.  In that same breath, owners should know he usually averaged 6 anticipation points per diversion a final month of a deteriorate (playoffs).

Tight finish or far-reaching receiver, we all can determine it’s Jimmy Graham’s uncover within a Saints’ pass attack. However, final December, Marques Colston constructed during a WR1 level. He held 28 passes (42 targets) for 347 yards with 3 touchdowns a final month of a unchanging season.

In fact, over a last 3 seasons, Colston has averaged 13 anticipation points per diversion (standard) a final 4 weeks of a deteriorate (playoffs).

If we like Cordarrelle Patterson, we should still like Roddy White …

Let’s demeanour during a relapse of a Vikings’ options on offense directly related to a Patterson’s anticipation intensity in 2014. You’ll possibly have rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater or Matt Cassel (11:9 TD:INT final season) behind center, Adrian Peterson inspired for 300 carries and a postseason berth, and Kyle Rudolph primed for another Pro Bowl deteriorate with Norv Turner as descent coordinator.

Now this isn’t to contend Patterson’s value becomes pale since of these variables – distant from it.  Patterson led all anticipation far-reaching receivers in scoring a final 4 weeks of a deteriorate – 16 FPPG – and a pushing force behind this bandwagon of intrigue.

However, it’s value observant that Rudolph wasn’t around during this Dec swell and Adrian Peterson wasn’t accurately 100 percent in what was another mislaid deteriorate for a Vikes and authorised for C-Patt experimentation. There’s a lot to like about his game, though not certain I’d play too early.

Let’s face facts, White was a disaster (ankle, hamstring) adult until a final month of a 2013 season. Once “healthy,” he held 33 balls (47 targets) for 359 yards with dual touchdowns a final 4 weeks of a deteriorate though Julio Jones in a lineup. Even during 32 years old, and with Tony Gonzalez retired, owners should trust White still has a small left in a tank to furnish during a WR2 spin within a Falcons’ pass-first offense.

Prior to final season, White averaged 96 receptions, 1,323 receiving yards and seven-and-a-half touchdowns over a prior dual deteriorate – his “down” years.

Note: Off a field, White is traffic with a genocide of his half-brother who was killed progressing this year.

If we like Giovani Bernard, we should like Andre Ellington

Ellington didn’t accept a lot of inhabitant ink during a Cardinals’ plain 2013 campaign, though 6.4 yards per hold and 9.5 yards per accepting aren’t to be abandoned in a backfield in unfortunate need of a leader. Arizona’s rushing diversion has unsuccessful to moment a league’s tip 20 in a final decade. With that said, Bruce Arians is a tough bulb to crack, remonstrate Ellington is their RB1 and he really isn’t prepared to climax Ellington a subsequent Ottis Anderson.

Running back-friendly Hue Jackson’s graduation to descent coordinator in Cincinnati has garnered copiousness of courtesy among a anticipation village and, in turn, Bernard’s batch perceived an uptick. The second-year behind out of North Carolina has that highly-coveted hybrid ability to run and locate out of a backfield. We’re still watchful on clarity of how rookie Jeremy Hill fits into a skeleton as we assume BenJarvus Green-Ellis is a peculiar male out.

And here’s a fun fact, Andre Ellington averaged 9.88 FPPG a final 4 weeks of final season, while Gio Bernard normal 9.85.

If we like {insert a RB2 we are meditative about reaching on}, we should like Fred Jackson

He ain’t passed … yet.

It’s Jun and pacifist assertive statements like “Jackson’s purpose may be reduced in 2014” are renouned column-inch fillers, though because should we bail on a man who played in 16 games, ranked 10th in anticipation indicate scored among using backs, scarcely separate carries with Spiller 50/50 and ranked inside a tip 5 in carries inside a opponent’s 10 yard line with 26 (behind Jamaal Charles, Frank Gore, and Marshawn Lynch)?

Granted, during 33 years old, meaningful Jackson wasn’t always personification during 100 percent in 2013 with a echoes of Bryce Brown’s footsteps behind him, anticipation owners who bashful divided from drafting a Bills’ using behind as a low-end RB2 or FLEX choice would have a case, though remember this: Jackson averaged 11.92 anticipation points per diversion a final 4 weeks of 2013, while Spiller posted 8.80.

Jackson’s conditions is really identical to Frank Gore.  Some are perplexing to outpace a bend and name his anticipation inheritor first, though Jackson and Gore keep violence that drum. we advise we listen.

If we like a second-tier parsimonious end, we should like Marcedes Lewis

There’s Jimmy Graham and everybody else. You will review that a garland a subsequent dual months.

Here’s a anticipation football ask that will branch your buddies:  After Graham that parsimonious finish ranked second in anticipation points per diversion a final 4 weeks of a season?

A: Yes, it was Lewis during 9.90 FPPG.

When we demeanour during what Chad Henne has to work within a Jaguars’ flitting game, Cecil Shorts and dual rookie receivers in Marquise Lee and Allen Robinson, a 6-foot-7 parsimonious finish entering his ninth deteriorate does yield a QB a extended red-zone target. There was a time (2010), when Lewis held 10 touchdowns and posted 700 receiving yards. Plus, if we are one who believes a Jags will continue to route a antithesis in a second half, who improved to feast in PPR joining than a maestro check down choice like Lewis?

Questions, concerns, comments: @FOXSportsFowler

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