I know many of NBA fans also enjoy the NFL. Heck if you watch sports chances are you play fantasy football. For this purpose I’m giving you some of my top picks for this years fantasy football draft.
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Movin Up – Steve Johnson
He has not experienced the luxury of working with an upper echelon quarterback, yet still manages to routinely accumulate yardage against the NFL’s top tier cornerbacks.
Movin Down – Fred Jackson
C.J. Spiller firmly established that he is capable of becoming an elite, every down back, which will relegate Jackson to a reduced role this season. Avoid him in this years fantasy football draft.
Movin Up – Ryan Tannehill
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The additions of Mike Wallace and Dustin Keller have supplied him with an injection of talented weapons, and his numbers should improve considerably as a result.
Movin Down – Brian Hartline
His income has been enhanced significantly, but his yardage total will plunge far below last year’s 1,083, due to the presence of Wallace and Keller.
New England Patriots
Movin Up – Danny Amendola
Tom Brady will be throwing to him with great frequency, and the fifth-year wideout will deliver exceptional fantasy football numbers if he remains healthy.
Movin Down – Brandon Bolden
His role has already been increasingly usurped by Shane Vereen, and the trade for LeGarrette Blount creates an additional threat to pilfer his remaining touches.
New York Jets
Movin Up – Chris Ivory
After being buried on the depth chart as a Saint, he emerges with a strong opportunity to become the feature back, and display his considerable ability on a far more consistent basis.
Movin Down – Mark Sanchez
After throwing 18 interceptions with only 13 touchdowns last year, he will be forced to compete with Geno Smith as his tenure with the Jets degenerates rapidly.
Movin Up – Torrey Smith
Anquan Boldin led the team in targets, receptions, and yardage last season, but Smith now becomes Joe Flacco’s primary option, and will establish new career highs.
Movin Down – Joe Flacco
The ensuing fallout from his new contract deprives him of the reliable Boldin, and leaves him without a comparable replacement while the Ravens focus on rebuilding their defense.
Movin Up – Trent Richardson
After persevering through multiple injuries during his rookie year, he is a much healthier back who should enhance last year’s 3.6 yard per carry average.
Movin Down – Brandon Weeden
His tenure as the unquestioned starter lasted just one year, and he must demonstrate sizable improvement or the Browns will search elsewhere for their franchise quarterback.
Movin Up – Mohamed Sanu
He appeared to be establishing himself as the Bengals’ second best wideout before a foot injury abruptly concluded his season. Now he should take advantage of his second chance.
Movin Down – Jermaine Gresham
The addition of Tyler Eifert is not a positive development for Gresham, who has literally and figuratively dropped the ball too frequently when the Bengals have depended upon him.
Movin Down – Andy Dalton
It is hard to make the argument that he is improving, as he delivered underwhelming production during seven of Cincinnati’s last 10 regular season contests. His ADP during the draft is too high for me, try Romo and you’ll be happy you picked him in this years draft.
Movin Up – Antonio Brown
He has become the anointed one among the Steelers’ receiving options, having garnered the trust of both Ben Roethlisberger, and the organization.
Movin Down – Jonathan Dwyer
His value to the Steelers has essentially vanished, since rookie Le’veon Bell should become the primary back, while newly acquired La’Rod Stephens-Howling secures the change of pace carries.
Movin Up – DeAndre Hopkins
He should vault into relevance by immediately seizing a starting slot opposite Andre Johnson, and becoming a consistent producer within the Texans’ offense.
Movin Down: Matt Schaub
He has the weapons to deliver respectable numbers, but his failure to generate big plays when the Texans need them most has been exposed far too frequently.
Movin Up – T. Y. Hilton
He exhibited more consistent playmaking as a rookie than newly acquired Darrius Heyward-Bey did in his initial four seasons, and should emerge as the Colts’ second most targeted receiver behind Reggie Wayne. But looks out for DHB in camp, he’s been running in 2 WR sets and this might carry over into the regular season.
Movin Down – Donald Brown
His numbers plunged in every major category last season, as persistent injuries and the emergence of Vick Ballard have dramatically reduced his workload.
Movin Up – Maurice Jones-Drew
Even if he cannot replicate the 1,795 total yards that he averaged from 2009-2011, he should rebound sizably from last year’s career worst output.
Movin Down – Chad Henne
After injecting life into a dormant offense, and launching himself into relevance last season, he has been reduced to competing for the starting job with Blaine Gabbert.
Movin Up – Kendall Wright
A rise in targets, and increased utilization on deep routes could help him ascend beyond mercurial Kenny Britt and rookie Justin Hunter to become Tennessee’s most reliable receiver. Only useful in PPR fantasy football leagues.
Movin Down – Chris Johnson
He averaged 293 rushing attempts over the past five seasons but a diminished workload appears imminent, as newly signed Shonn Greene will pilfer a chunk of those carries. Hurts his fantasy value considerably.
Movin Up – Demaryius Thomas
He was already been virtually unstoppable for most defensive backfields, but now opponents must account for Eric Decker and Wes Welker, allowing Thomas to exploit more single coverage. Thomas will be this years top fantasy football WR in Denver!
Movin Down – Jacob Tamme
Joel Dreessen was on the field for nearly 400 more snaps than Tamme last season, plus Welker will now commandeer most of the slot work that had been reserved for Tamme.
Kansas City Chiefs
Moving Up – Jamaal Charles
He will not be allotted the 285 carries that he attained last season, but should easily surpass his career high 45 receptions in Andy Reed’s offense.
Movin Down – Jonathan Baldwin
The clock keeps ticking for this disappointing former first round selection, who must now contend for targets with Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery, Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster.
Movin Up – Darren McFadden
Oakland has abandoned the zone blocking schemes that neutralized his strengths, in favor of a system that helped him generate 2,432 total yards in 20 contests during 2010-2011.
Movin Down – Raider Defense
This unit lacks impact players, will struggle to reach last year’s total of 25 sacks, and will spend too much time on the field due to shortcomings on offense.
San Diego Chargers
Movin Up – Danny Woodhead
His overall versatility and his proficiency in the no huddle offense will enable him to generate career best numbers.
Movin Down – Ryan Mathews
Nagging injuries and disappointing performances have limited him to an average of 825 yards in his first three seasons, and his opportunity to garner an extensive workload has vanished.