That is going to be the norm this season, as teams are shifting to running back by committees, the stud backs are slowly diminishing! Grab them while you can! Don't be silly and draft your QB or WR or TE in the first two rounds! After the jump we break down each round and discuss the MANY available QBs and WRs which will help you understand why there is no need to rush into drafting a player of that position!
|Team 1||Team 2||Team 3||Team 4||Team 5|
|Adrian Peterson, Min RB||Arian Foster, Hou RB||Marshawn Lynch, Sea RB||Doug Martin, TB RB||Ray Rice, Bal RB|
|Brandon Marshall, Chi WR||Peyton Manning, Den QB||Stevan Ridley, NE RB||Matt Forte, Chi RB||Dez Bryant, Dal WR|
|Tom Brady, NE QB||Julio Jones, Atl WR||Demaryius Thomas, Den WR||Jimmy Graham, NO TE||Frank Gore, SF RB|
|Montee Ball, Den RB||David Wilson, NYG RB||Matt Ryan, Atl QB||Victor Cruz, NYG WR||Wes Welker, Den WR|
|Marques Colston, NO WR||Reggie Wayne, Ind WR||Jordy Nelson, GB WR||Colin Kaepernick, SF QB||Mike Wallace, Mia WR|
|Torrey Smith, Bal WR||Antonio Brown, Pit WR||Eric Decker, Den WR||Steve Smith, Car WR||Matthew Stafford, Det QB|
|Dennis Pitta, Bal TE||Kyle Rudolph, Min TE||Owen Daniels, Hou TE||Pierre Garcon, Wsh WR||Antonio Gates, SD TE|
|Team 6||Team 7||Team 8||Team 9||Team 10|
|Jamaal Charles, KC RB||Calvin Johnson, Det WR||C.J. Spiller, Buf RB||Aaron Rodgers, GB QB||Trent Richardson, Cle RB|
|Steven Jackson, Atl RB||A.J. Green, Cin WR||Drew Brees, NO QB||LeSean McCoy, Phi RB||Alfred Morris, Wsh RB|
|Percy Harvin, Sea WR||Chris Johnson, Ten RB||Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB||Roddy White, Atl WR||Andre Johnson, Hou WR|
|Randall Cobb, GB WR||Darren McFadden, Oak RB||Larry Fitzgerald, Ari WR||Vincent Jackson, TB WR||Cam Newton, Car QB|
|Russell Wilson, Sea QB||Danny Amendola, NE WR||Tony Gonzalez, Atl TE||DeMarco Murray, Dal RB||Jason Witten, Dal TE|
|Vernon Davis, SF TE||Robert Griffin III, Wsh QB||Dwayne Bowe, KC WR||Vernon Davis, SF TE||Hakeem Nicks, NYG WR|
|James Jones, GB WR||Greg Olsen, Car TE||Tavon Austin, StL WR||Greg Jennings, Min WR||Cecil Shorts, Jac WR|
Round 1: Pretty standard selections, with Megatron and Aaron Rodgers being thrown in the mix.
Round 2: Going to start with Team 7 and the 2 WRs. There is nothing wrong with owning both Megatron and Green, but WRs RARELY win you a fantasy football trophy. Of the four teams that drafted 2 running backs, my favorite combo is Doug Martin and Matt Forte. Martin for obvious reasons, but Forte is said to be featured in the offense, and heavily in the passing game. Team 10, with Richardson and Morris are the safest tandem with the highest floor yet lowest ceiling.
Round 3: Look at the WRs available in the 3rd round! Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas, Percy Harvin, Roddy White AND Andre Johnson. Why waste your first two picks on one?! Also, look at what is left at the RB position, Frank Gore, Chris Johnson and Maurice Jones-Drew.
Round 4: Cam Newton and Matt Ryan in the 4th round? I'll take it! Big name receivers still available in bunches! This is why we say don't waste a pick on one early! I am not sure I would be drafting Montee Ball just yet, but he should have some value. It's scaring taking a rookie RB, but at least you know on Peyton Manning's Broncos, teams will have to be more concerned with the pass attack.
Rounds 5-7: This is where you find your TEs like Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten, and those veteran consistent receivers in Dwayne Bowe and Reggie Wayne. Do not use this pick on rookie WRs like Tavon Austin. It is way to early for a major risk like that.
Best of the undrafted:
Andrew Luck, Ind QB
- I would take him over RGIII due to Griffin's injury
- NFL fans don't like him, but he is a great fantasy QB for those of us who want to wait for a QB
Andy Dalton, Cin QB
Jay Cutler, Chi QB
Josh Freeman, TB QB
Darren Sproles, NO RB
- PPR leagues can't pass him up
- Read Sproles
Chris Ivory, NYJ RB
- Could easily rush for well over 1000 yards under Rex Ryan's "ground and pound"
Ahmad Bradshaw, Ind RB
Shane Vereen, NE RB
Isaiah Pead, StL RB
Anquan Boldin, SF WR
- #1 option for a while until Michael Crabtree returns
Steve Johnson, Buf WR
T.Y. Hilton, Ind WR
Miles Austin, Dal WR
- Hasn't reached 70 receptions since the 09 season but he is still one of the better options for WR3
Jeremy Maclin, Phi WR
Lance Moore, NO WR
Sidney Rice, Sea WR
Emmanuel Sanders, Pit WR
- Plenty of opportunities with Mike Wallace now wearing a Dolphins uniform