First Round RBs lack downside

I think we can all agree that 2007 was a tough year for fantasy. Mainly because it was a down year for RBs, and there were the usual number of injuries, there were more disappointments than strong producers plucked in the early rounds. However, I’ve learned over the years that thing tend to even out in fantasy. When there are a disproportionate number of disappointments one year, for example, there are usually a higher number of values the next. I think that will be the case this year.

One of the things that stood out to me while doing our RB writeups for the magazine was that the player I had in my top-12 didn’t seem to have a disconcerting amount of downside. Everyone has some downside, or course, and a guy like Frank Gore may have a lot of it. But I really feel as if this year’s first round should be a lot less treacherous than last year. That said, I can’t see taking QB Tom Brady in the first, and I might be inclined to pass on Randy Moss. After the first, I’m totally in BPA mode (Best Player Available), but as I’m preparing for my first [...]

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