Overpriced Early Round Fantasy Football Ripoffs
Drafting these Fantasy football players early in your fantasy football league in 2008, will severely downgrade your chances of hoisting the trophy at the end of the season. So be smart about every pick you have, and think how they may or may not help your fantasy football team.
Brandon Jacobs, RB, New York Giants: Brandon Jacobs in 2007 was promoted to featured back in the Giants offense. Well boy did he flop as a fantasy football runner, rushing for 26 yards in the season opener and then missing the next 3 games due to injury. After returning from injury, he produced nicely as a fantasy back for 6 consecutive weeks. But in weeks 12 and 13 he was sidelined due to hamstring problems. In 2008 we would be cautions of picking Brandon Jacobs earlier then the first 3 rounds on any fantasy football team. The New York Giants just give to many touches to different running backs. Picking Brandon Jacobs early may result in your fantasy football team flopping early in the year.
Reggie Bush, RB, New Orleans Saints: Reggie Bush not only had an opportunity to shine last year, but he had a chance to take sole reign as featured back on his New Orleans Saints team. With Deuce McAllister going down in week 3 with a season ending knee injury. This left the door wide open for Bush to show the world why he is the best running back in the NFL. This didn’t happen, Bush managed a measly 3.7 yards per carry and a total of 581 rushing yards adding 4 touchdowns. Our recommendation is to leave Reggis Bush off your fantasy team, even as a third stringer we woul not select him. Other then that, if you want to give him another shot because he is Reggie Bush, taking him as a third option on your fantasy football team may be well worth the shot.
Willie Parker, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: It will be very difficult for Willie Parker to be the number 1 back this year, after getting injured in the second last game of last season and with the drafting of very talented running back Rashard Mendenhall out of Illinois. Willie will have to prove he is still the featured back. We think that with the addition of Mendenhall, Parker’s fantasy status will fall a lot. Less touches, less production will equal an overall decrease of fantasy points. Don’t be afraid, taking a chance with Willie Parker as a number one back is still a decent move. But remember with Mendenhall right behind him, one mistake during the year Parker could easily fall to a second option back.
Roy Williams, WR, Detroit Lions: In his first 4 seasons, all Roy Williams has accomplished is 1 1000 yard receiving season and has yet to score double digit touchdowns. In Every fantasy football year Roy Williams seems to be drafted in the top 10 of wide receiver’s, with the likes of Randy Moss and Chad Johnson, where still trying to figure out why? We know for a fact this year he’s definitely staying of our list of wide receiver hopefuls. With the passing offense of Mike Martz gone this year, the addition last year in the draft of Calvin Johnson and with the new coach and the run first offense. You can be sure the Williams will again struggle to put up those fantasy points. Roy Williams has all the talent in the world, just don’t make him as your first option on any fantasy team.
So remember drafting these Fantasy Football Players will only hurt your team, be very cautions of your fantasy football selections and pick to win.