2015 Fantasy Football Top 10 Picks and Players
There are plenty of different strategies to utilize when it finally comes time to make your NFL fantasy selections. You could draft based on overall points scored in a season, the scarcity of a position as a whole, or simply by what players are left from your favorite team. There are plenty of deals to be had on draft day, and it’s up to you to exploit these opportunities to the fullest. It’s virtually impossible to forecast a fantasy football season. However, predictions based on past performances and expected returns can be somewhat relied upon. There’s no way to foresee which player will have some sort of freak injury, but which players have the best opportunity to thrive, based on their current situation, can become somewhat obvious with a little research. In any case; these are the athletes that warrant the most consideration and a brief breakdown of each.
1. Le’veon Bell RB, Steelers
Bell could be the best running back in the league, and many people don’t even know it. He’s the glue to the entire Steelers offense. Le’veon topped a whopping 2,000 yards last year, and is still 23 years-old. Bank on another fantastic season.
2. Marshawn Lynch RB, Seahawks
Lynch had perhaps his best year last season. He can catch the ball efficiently, and is a red zone force (hence why the team should have given him the ball on the last play of the Super Bowl).
3. Andrew Luck QB, Colts
Luck had the best season of his young career. He led the league in passing touchdowns and should take his spot as the league’s best quarterback soon (If he hasn’t already). Quarterbacks score the most points in fantasy, under most rules, and therefore should be treated as such.
4. Eddie Lacy RB, Packers
Lacy quietly had one of the best running back seasons of anyone. He’s young and should continue to get better. He improved both his average yards per rush and yards per reception significantly last season. Consistent touchdowns are a guarantee given his team, and his own skill set.
5. DeMarco Murray RB Eagles
Everyone knows that Murray had a monster year last year. The only thing that is somewhat concerning however was his level of usage. He took a ton of hits last year, and hopefully that won’t hurt his production too much. With his new team he should still be great this season.
6. Aaron Rodgers QB, Packers
Rodgers was back to his old self after an injury plagued 2013. He racked up 39 touchdowns and the team kept all of its most essential play-makers on offense. Aaron should be more fired up than ever after his team gave away a chance at the Super Bowl.
7. Odell Beckham Jr. WR, Giants
He was easily the most dominant wide receiver since he started last season. If he can keep putting up numbers anywhere near what they were, he’ll stay the best there is.
8. Rob Gronkowski TE, Patriots
With the tremendous lack of depth at the tight end position “Gronk” is a great value pick. If healthy for a whole season, which seems likely, he could rack up 15+ touchdowns.
9. LeSean McCoy RB, Bills
With Rex Ryan headed to Buffalo, the Bills will look to run the ball – a lot. McCoy had some great years with Philly and should be the focal point of the entire Buffalo offense.
10. Antonio Brown WR, Steelers
Brown had one of the best seasons EVER for a wide receiver last year. I wouldn’t bank on stats like that, but not much has changed since. The team’s offense should be just as potent again this season, and he will thrive in it.
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Landin Murphy covers fantasy football for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @Landinfitness