Fantasy football has continued to grow over the years and occupies the minds of most American males (and some females) daily throughout the fall. Each year the stakes become higher, the trash talk becomes louder and coming in last place hurts even more. So here are three players that pre-training camp you should want to have on your team.
1. DeMarco Murray, RB Dallas Cowboys
Murray ran for 897 yards despite only starting eight games for the Cowboys. He was unstoppable once he took over for Felix Jones, that is until an ankle injury ended his season. Due to his injury history in college and now the pros, Murray is very much a risk. However his skill warrants taking the risk and using a late first round or early second round pick on a potential superstar.
2. Jay Cutler, QB Chicago Bears
Cutler has never been the fantasy star many thought he would become during his Denver Bronco days. Low touchdown and high interception totals have marred his seasons. A lot of that could be attributed to the lack of weapons that Cutler has outside of Matt Forte. That all changes this year. The Bears went and traded for Cutler's old teammate Brandon Marshall and added South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery in the draft. Cutler now has weapons, which makes him worth the risk.
3. Demaryius Thomas, WR Denver Broncos
Thomas was supposed to be a stud coming out the draft in 2010 but struggled to see the field in his rookie season. Last year he struggled with the exception of two games during the regular season, catching only 32 passes for 551 yards and four touchdowns. Thomas showed his worth in the wild card round against the Pittsburgh Steelers, catching four passes for 204 yards and a touchdown. He followed that up with a six catch, 93 yard performance against the Patriots. He follows that up with Peyton Manning becoming his quarterback this season. If Manning is healthy, Thomas is a must have on your team.
Three Risky Must Draft Fantasy Football Players