Fantasy Focus: The Dog Days of Summer #55


Sep 18, 2011;New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) runs after a catch against the Chicago Bears at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

#55-2012– Jimmy Graham TE New Orleans Saints- Graham is a top 3 tight end from now until injuries hurt him or he leaves New Orleans.  He catches a lot of passes for a lot of yards with touchdowns thrown in.  Graham and Drew Brees have great chemistry even without Sean Payton at the wheelhouse.  Graham had 982 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2012,  and there is no reason not to expect that much if not more from Graham in 2013.

Retro #55-2002 David Carr-QB Houston Texans Carr is still a clipboard operator for the NFL backup elite, but Carr was the #1 pick by the Texans and took way too many hits to every become elite.  His best season was 2004 when he threw for 3,500 yards 16 TD and 14 Int.  Though recently most quarterbacks picked early have been successful, Carr is just another high pick that never really panned out.

Looking Ahead #55

ESPN-Darren Sproles-RB New Orleans Saints If asked to describe the perfect flex position player, Sproles is the answer! He gets points every week while usually finding the endzone every other week.  Sproles is great to have in that Flex spot just don’t count on him as your #2 back!

CBS– Wes Welker- WR- Denver Broncos- Welker is the best slot receiver in football and goes from one future hall of fame quarterback to another in Peyton Manning.  Welker and the Broncos offense should be fantasy football heaven in 2013!

What do you think? How high are you on Wes Welker?