I got a lot of calls on Friday night on the Sirius Radio show about drafting near the end of the first round. I’ve stated many times how I think in that situation you need to look at two RBs, since I think there are 12-14 backs worthy of such a high picks. Callers wanted me and my co-host, Adam Caplan, to give examples of players who would likely be available around that time and who we would target. We threw out Travis Henry a lot (I have something on him below), but one player we kept going back to is Bear RB Cedric Benson.
Sometimes, in fantasy, it’s wise to play it safe, but other times you need to go for the gusto. Especially if you’re in a competitive league, you need to play to win, and Benson is definitely a play-to-win pick. He won’t likely go in the top-15, yet Cedric Benson, if healthy all year, will likely be a top-5 pick overall next year. If you’re looking for this year’s version of Frank Gore, or a poor man’s Larry Johnson, Benson is it.
I think the consensus in Chicago from those close [...]
by Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger
I have heard plenty of talk about Randy Moss (WR, NE) joining the New England Patriots and the one thing that is consistent is that the talk is very spirited. In a 12-team (redraft) league, you’re likely to have more than six owners totally disinterested in him, a few others that will pounce if the draft value is too great to pass up, and a couple that will draft him right about his ADP. That leaves one or two owners that will draft him higher than anyone would expect, for instance, in the fourth round. In terms of drafting Moss in a keeper league, I suspect that there will be at least one owner willing to take him in the fifth round. I will present the Moss talking points, so you can solidify your stance on him going into this season.
Has Moss lost his ability?
Many experts have gone on record saying that Moss has lost a step and that injuries are piling up on him, sapping him of explosiveness. Normally, when we see a player near 30 years old and he has had two seasons of declining production, it is valid to say that the player [...]