We opened a can of worms with yesterday’s poll question, so here goes. My top 20 Fantasy Football picks this season, barring injuries of course.
1. LaDainian Tomlinson, SD, RB
You still have to go with the West Coast at No. 1, don’t you?
2. Adrian Peterson, Min, RB
Durability is the only question mark with AP.
3. Brian Westbrook, Phi, RB
Westbrook was the focus of the offense last season and should be again in ’08.
4. Tom Brady, NE, QB
If you can’t get one of the top three RBs, why not go with the top QB?
5. Steven Jackson, StL, RB
Jackson is his team’s MVP, but he’s also not on a very good team.
6. Joseph Addai, Ind, RB
If Manning starts slow, it could mean more love for Addai.
7. Frank Gore, SF, RB
A Niner way up here? Yeah, now that Martz is the coordinator.
8. Marshawn Lynch, Buf, RB
If he gets more touches in the passing game, watch out.
9. Randy Moss, NE, WR
If you can’t get Brady, negate the opposition with his favorite target.
10. Larry Johnson, KC, RB
How the mighty have fallen. LJ could be a steal late.
11. Terrell Owens, Dal, WR
Everyone’s in love with Brady-Moss, but T.O. & Romo has a nice ring to it, too.
12. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac, RB
If he gets more work, Jones-Drew could be a fantasy power.
13. Peyton Manning, Ind, QB
Even with the knee, you gotta go with Manning before Romo.
14. Ryan Grant, GB, RB
No Favre would mean a conservative passing game and more touches for Grant.
15. Steve Smith, Car, WR
Don’t sleep on Smith, who won’t implode like Moss or T.O. always could.
16. Tony Romo, Dal, QB
Keep T.O. happy and Simpson away, and he’ll OK.
17. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cin,WR
Better than Ocho Cinco last year, better than Ocho Cinco this year.
18. Reggie Wayne, Ind, WR
Peyton’s new right-hand man.
19. Ronnie Brown, Mia, RB
This is kind of a gamble because of the ACL, but so are Lewis and McGahee.
20. Lewis or McGahee
Or start thinking about a good QB-WR combo.