Sexy Rexy's Fantasy Advice: Players I Love

Here are some players for this upcoming fantasy football season that I am a big fan of that I wish to own. These players are not all about value or anything like that, but players I think will have a good fantasy season. I also don't think these guys will necessarily be worse or better than others, I just like these guys. I just want to say at the end of the year "See, I told you I liked this guy"

QUARTERBACKS

Elite Guys

- Philip Rivers (SD)

In my initial rankings I had Philip Rivers as my #3 quarterback. I have a man crush in him. Last year Rivers led the NFL in passing yards- and now he'll have a full season of Vincent Jackson and Malcolm Floyd

Sleepers

- Colt McCoy (CLE)

I've always liked what he could do and has did last year from an efficiency stand point and now I'm drinking the preseason Kool-Aid; I believe what he's doing this preseason is legit.

- Sam Bradford (STL)

He's like Colt McCoy but infinitely better, has Josh McDaniels as his offensive coordinator, and NOT the worst receiving corps like McCoy has

- Matthew Stafford (DET)

Even though he's only played in like three games I've liked what I've seen from him. He could be a top 10 QB if he's healthy. He just won't be healthy. Sad trombone right there.

RUNNING BACKS

Starters

- LeSean McCoy (PHI)

For some reason I like him more than Ray Rice. I would never put that on The Board but I love him and I think he'll be a top 5 running back.

- Michael Turner (ATL)

In a year where I don't trust Rashard Mendenhall, Chris Johnson, and Maurice Jones-Drew and now that Arian Foster is having hamstring problems, I love the elite consistency of Turner

Drafted Middle Tier- Could Be Top Ten

- LaGarette Blount (TB)

I just love the core of Josh Freeman, Mike Williams, and Blount and I think Tampa Bay wins the division this year. You heard me.

- Mike Tolbert (SD)

I don't trust Ryan Matthews to stay healthy or be good

- Ryan Grant (GB)

This guy had been like a top 10 (or close to it) running back for his entire career. I know all the reports like, the newspapers in Wisconsin, say he was gong to be cut and that he sucks but I don't buy it. I'll say it right now, I think Grant will be a top 12 running back (assuming health), will be the starter for the Packers all season long, and will return back to his "glory days"

- Reggie Bush (MIA)

I've hated him his entire career and now he's my flex on my main team. I think he's this year's Darren McFadden. He was one of the greatest running backs ever in college, an elite prospect, he now has a fresh start where he's the starter, and reports are now he's finally running in between the tackles.

Starting On The Bench, Ending In Your Fantasy Line Up Because He's The Starter

Essentially this year's LaGarrette Blount

- Jerome Harrison (DET)

Jahvid Best was always injured in college (which caused his draft stock to drop) and was injured all of last year. Jerome Harrison has had good success when he was the starter and I feel confident as him as the starter when (not if) Best gets hurt. I like Harrison for the same reason I was big on Mikel LeShourse (except Harrison didn't go to U of I)

- Isaac Redman (PIT)

I believe the in the curse of 370 and including the playoffs my boy Rashard Mendehall had 385 carries.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Elite Guys

- Mike Wallace (PIT)

LOVE HIM! (Boy, I wish you could read this in the same sing-songy tone as I'm saying this into my computer.) I think he'll be a top five wide out again and he's being drafted outside of it

- Vincent Jackson (SD)

He's probably being drafted appropriately but he's got my boy Philip Rivers throwing to him. Plus, he's not suspended.

Drafted Middle Tier- Could Be Top Ten

- Kenny Britt (TEN)

I love his talent but he's got injury issues and will-probably-get-arrested-on-the-field issues

- Mario Manningham (NYG)

This guy was the 17th best wide receiver last year and he only started 8 games. He's now the full time starter. Bold Prediction: Manningham will end up with more fantasy numbers at the end of the year than Hakeem Nicks.

- Brandon Lloyd (DEN)

I dunno, he could. He was THE BEST guy last year. Plus, he's only the bajillonith University of Illinois grad I've mentioned on this list.

They'll Rebound From Last Year

- Brandon Marshall (MIA)

Between 2007 and 2009 Marshall averaged 102.33 receptions, 1236.67 receiving yards, and 7.67 touchdowns. I refuse to believe a guy that good could have a fantasy season THAT bad. Even with Chad Henne throwing to him. Plus I think getting help for his Borderline Personality Disorder can only help him.

- Anquan Boldin (BAL)

I think both him and Marshall suffered from the fact that they were new to their system but now with another year under his belt (and for Boldin no Derrick Mason) he'll be better.

Sleepers

- Emmanuel Sanders (PIT)

Hey, I follow other fantasy sites as well. Fantasy Gold = Talent + Opportunity and Hines Ward sucks slash is older (and drunker) than Betty White.

- Mark Clayton (STL)

I know he only started fives last year but he was good at the beginning of fantasy. Despite that fact that your little brother is currently a wide receiver for the Rams I think now that Clayton just signed a one-year deal with the Rams I think he'll be good and better than everyone in St. Louis (except for maybe Danny Amendola). Yes, better than inconsistent Mike Sims-Walker.

- Deion Branch (NE)

1. I think he'll be better than Chad Ochocinco 2. I think, for the Patriots, it's all about chemistry and I don't think last year was a fluke.

TIGHT ENDS

- Rob Gronkowski (NE)

While I personally have Aaron Hernandez on my fantasy team and many people claim that because Hernandez is the better talent he'll be the better NE tight end, but last year Gronk was a top 5 TE in fantasy and according to Football Outsiders

- Jered Cook (TEN)

Outside of Antonio Gates, Dallas Clark, Jason Witten, Jermichael Finley, and Vernon Davis, all other tight ends are just crap shoots at best. Why not go for the guy with tremendous upside?

4 comments:

Cubsfan4evr said...

I am planning on doing a similar column called players to target. My article will have many of the same players. As you know by me drafting Rivers, Marshall, Boldin, Harrison, Cook and missing out on Blount we like many of the same players. So I will not be copying you.

Dmitry said...

like the post but can we bet money bush is not this years run DMC, and deion branch is not gonna outperform ochocinco

Sexy Rexy said...

I think I already have a Board Bet with Irwin about Ochocinco vs. Branch and I'm not putting two of the same bets on The Board. We made like 12 board bets one night and I need to find them and post them. If I don't though I'll do it.

Figure out a Reggie Bush board bet. I believe in him

Cubsfan4evr said...

Find the board bets!!