Three Risky Must Draft Fantasy Football Players

Three Risky Must Draft Fantasy Football Players

6/13/12 in Fantasy Sports   |   Anthony_Raia   |   37 respect

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.

May 23, 2012; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) makes a catch during organized team activities at Dallas Cowboys headquarters.  Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE1. 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.
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6/13/12   |   Anthony_Raia   |   37 respect

Wards_Page wrote:
"Risky" and "Must-draft" are two conflicting terms to have in the same hed, but I'll bite. Not that big on Murray. Cowboys always seem to be looking for the next Emmitt at that position. Feel like that search is going to take years and countless players who don't quite fit the bill. I don't think Cutler got so much of a great upgrade in offensive weapons, and if Forte is unhappy, things could be even worse. I'd definitely take a chance with Thomas in Denver though. I have one for you: Christian Ponder. That entire division is gonna be flinging the ball all over the field this year. Even if the Vikes aren't in some of these games, what else will they be doing but throwing the ball?

I like really like Ponder and may consider keeping him in my keeper league where he would cost me a 12th round pick. Keeping Mcfadden (2nd round), Murray (10th round) and either Ponder or Mike Wallace (3rd round). A lot of Ponder's success may depend on how healthey AP is.

6/13/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

"Risky" and "Must-draft" are two conflicting terms to have in the same hed, but I'll bite. Not that big on Murray. Cowboys always seem to be looking for the next Emmitt at that position. Feel like that search is going to take years and countless players who don't quite fit the bill. I don't think Cutler got so much of a great upgrade in offensive weapons, and if Forte is unhappy, things could be even worse. I'd definitely take a chance with Thomas in Denver though. I have one for you: Christian Ponder. That entire division is gonna be flinging the ball all over the field this year. Even if the Vikes aren't in some of these games, what else will they be doing but throwing the ball?