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Spending a Top 5 Pick on Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown Fantasy Football top 5 pick

Everybody has their own strategy when it comes to fantasy football drafts, but a common one these days is drafting Antonio Brown with your first round pick.  In order to do so, you will most likely have to have a Top 5 pick. 

That means no Adrian Peterson, Jamaal CharlesLe'Veon Bell, Eddie Lacy or Marshawn Lynch

That also means you will most likely miss out on LeSean McCoy and DeMarco Murray in the 2nd round as well, leaving you with the Latavius Murray, Jeremy Hill and the Frank Gore's of the NFL. 

You can win with them as your RB1 but it is so much easier to "replace" Antonio Brown as your WR1 with Julio Jones, A.J. Green or Alshon Jeffery than it is to "replace" Jamaal Charles with Alfred Morris.

We did five mock drafts, picking from each of the first 5 spots and came up with the following rosters.  Which team would you be comfortable walking away from your drafts with?

Pick 1Pick 2Pick 3Pick 4Pick 5
QBTony RomoMatthew StaffordPeyton ManningAaron RodgersMatt Ryan
RB1Frank GoreJustin ForsettJeremy HillMark IngramDeMarco Murray
RB2Latavius MurrayAlfred MorrisCarlos HydeJonathan StewartFrank Gore
WR1Antonio BrownAntonio BrownAntonio BrownAntonio BrownAntonio Brown
WR2Alshon JefferyDeAndre HopkinsRoddy WhiteRandall CobbBrandon Marshall
WR3Steve SmithGolden TateEric DeckerMichael FloydVincent Jackson
TEGreg OlsenZach ErtzJimmy GrahamJordan CameronJosh Hill
DSTSt. Louis RamsArizona CardinalsBaltimore RavensBaltimore RavensMiami Dolphins
KStephen GostkowskiSteven HauschkaAdam VinatieriJustin TuckerMason Crosby
BNReggie BushJoseph RandleDevonta FreemanRashad JenningsAmeer Abdullah
BNLarry FitzgeraldMike WallaceReggie BushBishop SankeyRyan Mathews
BNAnquan BoldinTorrey SmithBrandon LaFellKendall WrightLarry Fitzgerald
BNMarques ColstonRueben RandleMarques ColstonJason WittenMarques Colston
BNRoy HeluMontee BallMichael CrabtreePercy HarvinKyle Rudolph
BNDan HerronTerrance WestDarren SprolesCameron Artis-PayneDan Herron

Your WR3 can be filled by so many veterans that rushing to fill up on WRs is just unnecessary.  In almost every draft, Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin, Brandon LaFell, Larry Fitzgerald, Marques Colston, Mike Wallace, Rueben Randle, Kendall Wright and MANY more reliable receivers are still available.  That can NOT be said about the RB position.  Draft your RBs early and often!