LaGarrette Blount
Average Draft Position: 45

Blount exploded onto the scene last year gaining over 1,000 yards in 13 games. The former Oregon Duck(with a mean right hook) looks to improve on his rookie campaign. Expect Blount to become a upper echelon back in 2012.

Tim Hightower

Average Draft Position: 100

There are certain fantasy commandments that every owner must live by. Thou shall not play Colts players in the fantasy playoffs. Thou shall not pick a quarterback in the first round, and finally if thou hast a Mike Shanahan back use him until he changes horse’s midstream.

 

Ryan Grant, ADP:83

Last year’s injury has pushed Grant down most draft boards. It’s easy to forget his back to back 1200 seasons before the injury. With Grant going late in most drafts he provides a lot of bang for the buck.

 

Felix Jones,ADP:84

People have sung his  praises for years but he’s yet to harness that potential into a breakout season. If he’s ever going to be what people think he can be this is the year. Gone is Marion Barber to vampire carries (especially goaline ones) If he can stay healthy Jones will be dangerous asset in an explosive offense.

 

Julio Jones,ADP: 89

Remember the old joke about Dean Smith being the only man to hold Michael Jordan under 20 points? I felt that way watching Julio Jones play at Alabama. The Falcons gave up nearly half their draft to acquire his services so it’s only reasonable to expect that they’d feed him the ball in healthy doses.

 

Mike Thomas,ADP: 117

2009: 48 rec,453 yds, 9.4 ypc, 1 td

2010: 66 rec, 820 yds,12.4 ypc,4 tds

Are we seeing a trend here boys and girls? Honestly who else is David Garrad going to throw to?

 

Steve Breaston,ADP, 123

I’ve loved Breaston since his days at Michigan. In 2008 he somehow managed to catch 77 balls for over 1,000 yards despite playing being a third wheel to Boldin and Fitzgerald.  Last year he gained over 700 yards with arguably the worst collection of the quarterbacks the league has seen. He won’t be drafted in most leagues, keep an eye on him.

 

Sam Bradford,ADP:116

Over the last five years, no offensive coordinator has delivered better fantasy quarterback numbers than Josh  McDaniels .First Brady,Cassell and even Orton. Now he gets a chance to take Sam Bradford for a spin. Bradfor was already widely regarded as one of the best young quarterbacks in the league. With McDaniels calling the shots, the sky is the limit.

 

Jimmy Graham, NO, ADP: 71

Sean Payton’s offensive philosophy is predicated on creating mismatches. Graham is one of the leagues ultimate mismatches, too big for a corner to cover, too quick for a linebacker. If the preseason is any indication Payton will line Graham up all over the field and throw to him often.

 

 

Colt McCoy, Clev, ADP: 115

He’s the thinking man’s Tim Tebow. Christian(check),handsome(check)winner(check)can actually throw a football.(er…Hey I like the kid but I’d like him better if he played Tight End). Colt acquitted himself well when given the reins last year and has looked great in preseason play. At worst he’s a bye week plug and play.  At best, you can pick him up in the later rounds of the draft and load up on running backs and receivers.