Feeling A Draft: Top 100 Fantasy Football Players 2011

You feel that? Put your fantasy hat on tight because it’s gonna get real drafty this next week.

With the majority of fantasy drafts taking place this week 2 Guys Fantasy puts out their final Top 100 rankings before the season gets started.

Be sure to have this list handy when you start your fantasy draft to make sure you are getting the most value out of each pick.

Happy Drafting!

Top 100 Fantasy Players 2011

1Adrian PetersonRBRight in the middle of his prime, Peterson is the safest pick in the draft
2Arian FosterRBFoster may not match his 2010 performance but remains an elite back for 2011
3Maurice Jones-DrewRBJones-Drew may fall to the second round in some drafts, grab him if he does
4Ray RiceRBThe dual-threat back is equally skilled as a receiver as he is a runner
5Andre JohnsonWRThe most dominant receiver in the league should have a great 2011
6Jamaal CharlesRBThe Chiefs will most likely continue to share the workload with Thomas Jones but that will keep Charles fresh throughout the year
7Chris JohnsonRBWith his availability in question due to the lockout, Johnson falls from the top spot on this list to a late first round pick
8Philip RiversQBRivers proved he can put up incredible numbers with a depleted receiving corps in 2010, with a full roster in 2011 Rivers should be even better
9Aaron RodgersQBThe 2010 Super Bowl MVP is the middle of his prime and his numbers will show it
10Calvin JohnsonWRWith Matthew Stafford looking healthy, Johnson will put up tremendous numbers for the much-improved Lions
11Michael VickQBThe Eagles O-line is going to have to keep him from taking too many hits, but when healthy there are few better fantasy players than Vick
12Roddy WhiteWRThe addition of Julio Jones should open up some more opportunities for White
13Drew BreesQBBrees has proved that 4200 yards and 30+ TD passes are nearly a guarantee on a year to year basis
14LeSean McCoyRBRonnie Brown may steal some carries but McCoy will remain the biggest weapon in the Eagles offensive attack
15Darren McFaddenRBMcFadden is finally ready to deliver on the promise that made him such a hot commodity coming out of Arkansas
16Larry FitzgeraldWRWith Kevin Kolb in Arizona, FItzgerald will be the target of more passes than any other receiver in the league in 2011
17Tom BradyQBBrady surpassed 30 TD passes for the only second time in his career in 2010. He may not get there again in 2011 but remains a marquee QB option
18Reggie WayneWRWayne will need to make peace with Kerry Collins quickly because it looks like Peyton Manning will not be ready for the start of the season
19LaGarrette BlountRBExpect the punishing Blount's sophomore season to be even better than his rookie season
20Rashard MendenhallRBThe Steelers like to run the ball and Mendenhall is the guy who will be the man in their backfield
21Michael TurnerRBTurner's workload over the past few seasons will lead to the beginning of the decline for the Falcons back
22Steven JacksonRBThe Rams offense has some other options meaning they will not have to rely as heavily on Jackson
23Hakeem NicksWRWith his great size, Nicks will be Eli Manning's main red zone target
24Mike WallaceWRWallace emerges in 2011 as one of the greatest deep threats in the NFL
25Peyton HillisRBHillis will not be able to match his 2010 output, as the Browns look to involve Montario Hardesty in the running game as a compliment to the big back
26Peyton ManningQBManning's neck injury may be the one that finally causes him to miss several games this season
27Greg JenningsWRAaron Rodgers has a ton of options in the passing game although none are nearly as good as Jennings
28Matt ForteRBForte's ability as a receiver make him the biggest threat in the Bears pass-happy offense
29Tony RomoQBComing off an injury, Romo regains the form that makes him a great fantasy QB option
30Matt SchaubQBThe Matt Schaub-led offense has never been the problem in Houston
31Ahmad BradshawRBBradshaw decided to stay in New York, a move that makes him a great fantasy option as long as holds onto the football
32Dwayne BoweWRBowe will still be a feast or famine option in 2011, but when he does have a great week there may not be a better option at receiver
33Matt RyanQBThe Faclons added a couple more weapons for the maturing Ryan this offseason
34Frank GoreRBGore has struggled to stay healthy and the Niners begin to reduce his workload in an effort to keep him on the field in 2011
35Brandon LloydWRLloyd is as happy as anybody that Kyle Orton was named the Broncos starter
36Brandon MarshallWRThe lack of an elite passer in Miami keeps Marshall from being a marquee receiver in 2011
37Wes WelkerWRWelker should again lead the league in receptions and is always more valuable in PPR leagues
38Josh FreemanQBAlthough he is still young, Freeman has the look of a seasoned vet at QB
39Matt CassellQBCassel continues to prove that he was worth the big contract he received in Kansas City
40Miles AustinWRAlthough Dez Bryant gets most of the hype, Austin remains the Cowboys best receiver
41Knowshon MorenoRBThe addition of Willis McGahee might cost Moreno a few TDs, but he will receive the majority of the workload in Denver
42Eli ManningQBHigh interceptions totals keep Manning from being higher on this list
43Shonn GreeneRBGreene gets his chance to be the man in the Jets backfield in 2011
44Jahvid BestRBLeshoure is out for the year meaning that the Lions will need to rely on Best in 2011
45Joe FlaccoQBFlacco needs to be more consistent in 2011 if the Ravens want to win the Super Bowl
46Jay CutlerQBCutler has a lot to prove to his peers in 2011 and getting Roy Williams this offseason should help him do so
47Vincent JacksonWRWith no holdout in 2011, Philip Rivers will have an entire season to throw the ball to Jackson
48Beanie WellsRBRyan Williams was lost for the year meaning that Wells has no real competition in the Arizona backfield. Now he needs to stay healthy...
49Dallas ClarkTEClark comes back from injury to be the best pass-catching tight end in football in 2011
50Ben RoethlisbergerQBRoethlisberger comes into 2011 with a great group of young receivers to throw the ball to
51Marques ColstonWRThe Saints have a great group of pass catchers and Colston is the best of the bunch
52DeSean JacksonWRThe ultimate home run threat does not catch enough passes to be higher on this list
53Matthew StaffordQBHe truly looks healthy this season and he has the weapons in place to make him a great QB option in 2011
54Sam BradfordQBIn just his second season, Bradford is already a viable fantasy starter in deeper leagues
55Ben-Jarvus Green EllisRBNew England does generally rely on a single back to shoulder the majority of the workload. Green-Ellis will be the closest thing to a feature back in their offense
56Mike Williams -TBWRThe young receiver builds on a great rookie campaign and emerges as the favorite target of Josh Freeman
57Daniel ThomasRBThe Dolphins added Reggie Bush this offseason but Thomas should still get the majority of the carries in 2011
58Jermichael FinleyTEIn a high-powered offense like the Packers have, Finley should be a key target in 2011
59Felix JonesRBThe Cowboys let Marion Barber go meaning Jones will have more opportunities in 2011
60Antonio GatesTEGates remains an elite TE and a favorite target of Philip Rivers
61Vernon DavisTEDavis will be somewhat hampered by the questions at QB in San Francisco but still look for solid numbers out the TE
62Steve JohnsonWRLee Evans is gone meaning that Johnson is the only proven target for Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw to in Buffalo
63Santonio HolmesWRHolmes should have a solid 2nd season in New York but beware of overvaluing him on draft day
64DeAngelo WilliamsRBWIlliams signed a huge contract to stay in Carolina where he will continue to split carries with Jonathan Stewart
65Mark IngramRBThe Saints have loved what they have seen so far from Ingram during training camp although his playing time will be limited by the number of talented backs on the Saints roster
66Ryan FitzpatrickQBThe smartest QB in the league is a serviceable backup QB despite playing for the lowly Bills
67Jonathan StewartRBThe DeAngelo Williams signing hurt his value and Stewart will again be stuck splitting carries in 2011
68Jason WIttenTEWitten should catch a ton of balls in 2011, he just will not see the endzone all that much
69Kellen WinslowTEWinslow appears healthy in 2011 and should have his best year as a Buc
70Kyle OrtonQBWith the Tim Tebow experiment over in Denver for the foreseeable future, Orton regains his spot as a great fantasy backup QB option
71Rob GronkowskiTETom Brady will look for Gronkowski quite often in the red zone in 2011
72Kevin KolbQBKolb got his wish and is now the starter in Arizona. Make sure to not overvalue him though on draft day
73Roy WilliamsWRChicago has been missing a receiver like Williams for years, if he stays motivated he could be a true sleeper in 2011
74Ryan GrantRBComing off of an injury, Grant could struggle to regain his spot as the feature back in Green Bay in 2011
75James StarksRBStarks will push playing time in 2011 and could overtake Ryan Grant early in the year
76Tony MoeakiTEThe Chiefs seem poised to use Moeaki in many different ways in 2011 which should lead a great season for the young TE
77Sidney RiceWRRice has the talent to be an elite receiver but Tavarris Jackson will keep him from being one in 2011
78Anquan BoldinWRBoldin will still be a solid receiver for the Ravens in 2011 but Lee Evans will take some of his targets away
79Dez BryantWRBryant still needs to mature before being a truly dominant receiver and could be greatly overvalued in 2011
80Mark SanchezQBSanchez will win a bunch of games in 2011 but will not be an elite fantasy QB in the Jets run-heavy offense
81Donovan McNabbQBMcNabb's best years are behind him but he regained his relevancy as a fantasy QB by joining the Vikings
82Brandon PettigrewTEMatthew Stafford will need a safety value and a red zone target in 2011 and Pettigrew should be that guy
83Jeremy MaclinWRThe questions about his mysterious illness cause Maclin to slide on this list
84Greg OlsenTEOlsen's move to Carolina should lead to 2011 being his best season as a pro
85Tim HightowerRBHightower's running style seems like a perfect fit for Mike Shanahan's offense in Washington
86Kenny BrittWRBritt has a ton of talent but needs to stay focused to reach his full potential in Tennessee
87Colt McCoyQBMcCoy has looked great in the preseason and offers hope for the future to the Cleveland fan base
88Santana MossWRMoss will catch a ton of balls in 2011 no matter who plays QB, but could struggle to find the endzone
89Ryan MathewsRBMathews will have every opportunity to show that he deserves more carries than Mike Tolbert in 2011
90Fred JacksonRBLook for CJ Spiller to play a greater role in the Buffalo running game in 2011, limiting the value of Fred Jackson
91Lee EvansWRThe move to Baltimore means that Lee Evans is again a relevant fantasy player in 2011
92AJ GreenWRWith Cincinnati trailing in most games in 2011, Andy Dalton should have to throw the ball to Green quite a bit
93Lance MooreWRMoore could have signed for more elsewhere but his return to New Orleans makes the Drew Brees-favorite a solid fantasy contributor in 2011
94Brandon JacobsRBAhmad Bradshaw will get most of the carries for the Giants but Jacobs could see most of the goalline touches
95Dustin KellerTEThe connection between Keller and Mark Sanchez improved in 2010 which should lead to a solid 2011 season for the TE
96Todd HeapTEKevin Kolb is going to need a reliable target outside of Larry Fitzgerlad and Heap should fill that role
97Johnny KnoxWRKnox is caught in a battle with Roy Williams for a starting role. If he wins the battle he value improves immensely
98Owen DanielsTEAssuming Daniels stays healthy, he should have a solid season in the high-powered Texans offense
99Greg LittleWRThe rookie is quickly emerging as Colt McCoy's favorite target
100Percy HarvinWRThe shifty receiver should see a bunch of throws from Donovan McNabb in 2011

The Real McCoy: Colt McCoy could turn Greg Little into this year’s Mike Williams

This was not supposed to happen so soon.  Colt McCoy had a solid rookie season, but most football analysts believed it would still be a year or two before McCoy could be a viable option as a fantasy quarterback.   In a city whose torturous sports history includes The Drive, The Decision, and The Shot, and where the last championship was won in 1964, fans of the Cleveland Browns have to love what they have seen so far this preseason from Colt McCoy.  McCoy, the winningest quarterback in NCAA Division I Football, has been nothing short of spectacular so far this preseason and, if the award existed, he would be the front runner for preseason MVP.  Although dominating the preseason will not make him a guaranteed star when the games truly matter, McCoy’s play has made him a relevant player in 2011 fantasy football.  He has moved into a position where he could be a solid backup quarterback, or even a worthy starter in 2 quarterback leagues.  What players are going to benefit the most by McCoy’s precocious play?  These receivers:

Greg Little could be this year's Mike Williams

Greg Little, WR – The rookie receiver from North Carolina, who was forced to sit out the entire 2010 football season due to receiving improper benefits, was gobbled up in the second round by the Browns.  Little brings great size, speed, and the ability to add yards after the catch (he is a former running back) to a Browns offense in desperate need of a playmaker.  With size similar to last year’s breakout rookie receiver, Mike Williams of the Tampa Buccaneers, Little could make an immediate impact on the Browns passing offense and give Colt McCoy a big target to look for when he tries to stretch the field.  Although he is sure to be a little bit rusty after missing a year of football and missing minicamps due to the lockout, Little offers the most upside of any Browns receiver and could be a great late round pick in your fantasy draft- not as a guaranteed starter but as a player who could be an important part of your team around playoff time.

Evan Moore, TE – Most young quarterbacks love to use their tight ends as a security blanket, dumping the ball to them whenever everything else falls apart.  McCoy will be no different and he will look for the 3rd year pro out of Stanford quite frequently in 2011.  Moore is a typical, modern-day tight end, much happier catching passes rather they blocking defenders.  He has lined up all over the field during training camp and has developed great rapport with McCoy.  Expect to see the Browns try to use him like a Dallas Clark or a Tony Gonzalez, meaning he may be targeted by McCoy over 100 times.  Moore will most likely not be one of the top 10 tight ends taken but could be a steal in late rounds.  Do not get discouraged if you miss out on Antonio Gates, Dallas Clark, Jason Witten, and Vernon Davis, when players like Moore have the potential to give you more value as a later round pick.

Josh Cribbs, WR – With the importance of the return game diminished by new NFL rules, the Browns will need to find new ways to get the ball into the hands of Cribbs.  New offensive coordinator, Pat Shurmur, wants to find ways to do just that, and has had Cribbs taking reps with the first team offense.  Cribbs has never caught more than 23 balls in a season, but with a more innovative offense and with an emphasis by the coaching staff on getting him touches, he should be able to double that total in 2011.  He still is probably not worth drafting in most leagues (unless your league rewards points for return yards) but he is worth keeping an eye on throughout the season.  If the Browns are able to make him a key component of their offense, make sure you are the owner that is the first to grab him off the waiver wire.

Ultimate Draft Guide: 2 Guys talk fantasy draft strategy, Peyton Manning, Chris Johnson, and more

The NFL Season is right around the corner which means your fantasy draft is coming up soon.

This week 2 Guys Fantasy get down and dirty with their ultimate draft guide.

Among the topics discussed were the downgrading of Chris Johnson’s and Peyton Manning’s draft status, the reason why fantasy defenses are not important, and how to get the most value out of each pick in your draft.

2 Guys also talk about how over valuing DeSean Jackson, Michael Turner, and Santonio Holmes can be the death knell for your team and how Maurice Jones-Drew is flying under the fantasy draft radar.

In addition, 2 Guys discuss whether or not you should draft an elite QB in the first round or go with a skill position player.

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Making A Mockery: 2 Guys clean up in their latest Fantasy Mock Draft

We’re down to the wire when it comes time to making fantasy draft preparations.

Last week 2 Guys sat down online with 9 other veteran fantasy owners and conducted a fantasy mock draft.

2 Guys had the 3rd pick and I am pleased to say we really cleaned up as we grabbed Chris Johnson, Philip Rivers, Mike Wallace, Jahvid Best, and Santonio Holmes in the first 5 rounds.

We were also able to get great value at back up QB in Josh Freeman and quality depth at tight end with Kevin Winslow Jr and Greg Olsen.

You can see the rest of our draft below as well as the results of the entire draft.

Bye week, team, and position are listed under each player, respectively.

2011 Fantasy Mock Draft

Rd #1Chris Johnson
RB (TEN) 6
Rd #2Philip Rivers
QB (SD) 6
Rd #3Mike Wallace
WR (PIT) 11
Rd #4Jahvid Best
RB (DET) 9
Rd #5Santonio Holmes
WR (NYJ) 8
Rd #6Daniel Thomas
RB (MIA) 5
Rd #7Wes Welker
WR (NE) 7
Rd #8Josh Freeman
QB (TB) 8
Rd #9Santana Moss
WR (WAS) 5
Rd #10Roy Williams
WR (CHI) 8
Rd #11Kellen Winslow
TE (TB) 8
Rd #12Roy Helu
RB (WAS) 5
Rd #13New England Defense
DEF (NE) 7
Rd #14Alex Henery
PK (PHI) 7
Rd #15Greg Olsen
TE (CAR) 9

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DE-FENSE!!! Why you should avoid picking the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets Defenses for your fantasy team

It is an issue that comes up every year when dealing with filling out a fantasy roster.  When do you pick a defense?  Do you pick the top defense before anyone else has a chance?  Do you wait for the run on defenses to begin before making a selection?  The easy answer is to wait as late in the draft as possible before drafting a team D.  Although a sexy defense may seem like a wise pick, matchups often make the difference in defensive performance on a week-to-week basis.

The acquisition of Asomugha and Rodgers-Cromartie will make fantasy owners overvalue the 2011 Eagles defense

Too often fantasy owners get caught up in the hype surrounding a team’s defense.  The Philadelphia Eagles added Cullen Jenkins, Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Jason Babin to their defensive unit this year, and appear to be an early favorite to be one of the first defenses off the board in most fantasy drafts.  Before making the mistake of grabbing Philly, make sure that you understand that Philly ranked 21st in the league last season in points per game.  The off-season additions will no doubt help the Eagles defense improve in 2011, however, their quick-strike offense will keep the defense on the field more often than a team that prefers to grind out their drives (like the 2010 league leaders in time of possession- the San Diego Chargers, the New York Giants, and the Pittsburgh Steelers).  Although stats like stats like sacks and interceptions can also add points to your weekly fantasy total, identifying a team whose defense will not be on the field is a better determent of fantasy success.

The other factor that should always be taken into account is a team’s opponent.  The New York Jets were widely considered one of the top defenses in the league last season, but that did not stop the New England Patriots from posting 45 points on them in Week 13.  The Jets figure to be one of the top defenses selected on draft day but. before selecting them, remember that they will once again be stuck playing the Patriots twice in 2011, as well as the potent offenses of the Eagles, Chargers, Ravens, and Giants.  Rather than choosing the Jets as your fantasy defense, it would be wiser to choose a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers or Baltimore Ravens who will get to play the anemic Cincinnati Bengals and the mediocre Cleveland Browns offenses twice during the season in addition to the weak teams of NFC West.

What if the Steelers and Ravens are both off the board by the time you choose a defense?  Work the match-ups.  Pick an offense that you have no faith in during the 2011 season (Cincinnati, San Francisco, Seattle, Carolina, and Miami are all good options) and pick up the defense off the waiver wire that week who will be playing against that offense.  For example, if you choose the team defense each week that played against the Carolina Panthers last year, you would have only allowed about 12 points per game and would never have given up more than 23 points.  Those numbers could not be matched by even the best team defenses during 2010.

No matter which method you choose to use, make sure you do not overall value defenses on draft day.  It is much better to draft an additional skill player that has potential to produce huge numbers rather than wasting an early pick on a much-hyped team defense.

Is Colt McCoy a top fantasy QB? 2 Guys talk Eli Manning, Chris Johnson, and more fantasy sleepers

This week 2 Guys talk about Week 1 of the NFL preseason and how Colt McCoy is flying under the radar in most fantasy drafts.

2 Guys also discuss Eli Manning’s fantasy value and why Chris Johnson is only a few days away from not being the top pick in your fantasy draft.

Additionally, 2 Guys talk about the validity of Madden Ratings and how Lee Evans move to Baltimore boosts his fantasy value as well as that of teammate Anquan Boldin.

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Bradford, Stafford, and Kolb, Oh My! 2 Guys talk about which fantasy sleepers will provide value in 2011

This week Two Guys discuss the Eagles latest move, the signing of free agent wide out Steve Smith.

2 Guys also look at ESPN’s sleepers and busts rankings while breaking down a trio of quarterbacks: Kevin Kolb, Sam Bradford, and Matt Stafford and what their fantasy value is going into 2011 fantasy drafts.

Two Guys also talk about why the term sleeper is overused and if C.J. Spiller and Shonn Greene will rebound from a disappointing 2010 seasons to provide solid fantasy production this season.

Lastly, Two Guys talk about Chad Ochocinco, Mario Manningham, and Greg Olsen as potential players who could provide late round fantasy value.

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Bear Claws: Examining the Fantasy Outlook of Roy Williams, Devin Hester, and the Rest of the Chicago Wide Receivers

Even in a year of unprecedented player movement, the acquisition of Roy Williams by the Chicago Bears is headline news.  Or, at least it would have been headline news had Roy Williams not spent the past two and a half seasons hibernating in Dallas.  After failing to meet any of the of the expectations that the Cowboys could have had for him, Williams decided to reunite with Mike Martz, the former offensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions under who Williams had his most productive seasons as a pro.  Even before adding Williams, the Bears young receiving corps of Johnny Knox, Earl Bennett, and Devin Hester (24, 24, and 28 years old respectively) threatened to suprise many fantasy owners this season.  What does the addition of Williams do to each player’s fantasy outlook for 2011.  Let’s take a look:

The acquistion of Roy Williams could lead to a big fantasy year for Bears receivers

Roy Williams – The question with Williams has never been size (he stands 6’3″ and weighs in at 215 lbs.), speed, or talent.  Williams has always struggled with consistency.  In 2010, Williams looked like an Pro Bowler between weeks 3 and 5, catching 14 balls for 232 yards and 5 TDs.  However, he failed to catch another touchdown pass the rest of the season and disappeared in most games.  2011 should be different for Williams.  He is teaming with Jay Cutler, Chicago’s rifle-armed signal caller who has not played with a receiver with Williams size and skill set since Brandon Marshall.  In their last season together with the Denver Broncos, Cutler helped Marshall post 104 catches for 1265 yards.  Should we expect to see the same numbers from Roy Williams?  Probably not, although the potential for Williams to eclipse 80 catches and 1200 yards does exist.  After his miserable experience, Williams value has taken a free fall in the eyes of fantasy owners.  Williams will most likely not be one of the first 20 receivers taken in 2011 fantasy drafts, offering huge value for the prudent owners who grab him in a later round.

Johnny Knox – Prior to the arrival of Roy Williams, Johnny Knox looked like the Bear most likely to break out in 2011.  Entering the his ever-important third season (the season where most coaches and analysts say receivers truly start to grasp the intricacies of the NFL game), Knox appeared ready to build on his 2010 season (51 catches, 960 receiving yard, 5 TDs) and emerge as the Bears number-one option.  While early reports have Knox and Williams locked in a battle for a starting role, there are plenty of balls to go around in a Mike Martz-ochestrated offense.  Although Knox may not be able to duplicate his 2010 numbers if Williams beats him out for the starting nod at split end, he is worth a very late round pick.  If he is not drafted, he should be picked up immediately off of the waiver wire if Williams gets hurt throughout the year.

Earl Bennett – The receiver who will see his potential fantasy impact effected most by the arrival of Roy Williams is Earl Bennett.  Without Williams in the mix, Bennett was one injury away from being a starting wideout in a pass-happy offense.  With Williams in Chicago, Bennett is firmly entrenched as the Bears’ slot receiver for 2011, a key role in the offense, although a role which will not make him a viable fantasy option.  Bennett should continue to mature in 2011 and is worth keeping an eye on for future drafts. 

Devin Hester – The move to make Devin Hester a full time wideout was supposed to get the ball into the hands of ,arguably, the most explosive player in football more often.  The experiment has not exactly worked.  After a few seasons of little success for Hester as a receiver, the Bears may have finally find a way to open the field up a bit for him, adding Roy Williams.  Although Hester has never been praised as a precise route runner, his speed and elusiveness make him a constant threat.  The Bears seem determined to utilize Hester much more in 2011, and should work to get the ball to him more downfield to take advantage of his skill set (a career 13.1 average yards per catch is ridiculous for someone with Hester’s speed and agility).  Hester has already been named the starter at flanker for 2011 meaning his fantasy value is rising.  With Williams drawing defensive attention, there is a real chance that Hester eclipses 1,000 receiving yards this season.  In a league where his return skills also produce points for you, Hester should be a mid-round pick (do not forget about the new kick off rules though before you overvalue returners).  In leagues where his returns mean nothing to you, grab Hester in round 9 or 10, before you grab Johnny Knox.

Runs Through It: Philip Rivers and 3 other QBs who will dominate fantasy football in 2011

Fantasy Football is under going a paradigm shift. It’s been happening for a while now, but in 2011 it will become readily apparent.

It’s becoming clear that the best players in fantasy football are no longer the running backs.

With an emphasis on passing and rules that protect every hair on their bodies quarterbacks are becoming the dominant fantasy players.

Here are 4 QBs you should draft in the first round if you want to dominate your fantasy league in 2011.

1 – Philip Rivers

He threw for almost 5,000 yards to guys you had never heard of before. His surly attitude and west coast location sometimes cause people to undervalue him but Rivers is as good as any QB in the game. Don’t hesitate to snag him late in the first round.

2 – Aaron Rodgers

He’s already got a Superbowl MVP and is best football is still ahead of him. With a healthy Jermichael Finley lining up at tight end Rodgers could be even better than he was last year. He is most certainly a high first round pick in your 2011 fantasy draft.

3 – Michael Vick

Let’s put this out there. He is a major injury risk. With that disclaimer out of the way Vick is probably the most exciting fantasy player in history. His ability to account for 3,500 yds passing and add another 500 to 600 rushing give him a rare combination of talent that can carry your fantasy team by itself on his spectacular weeks.

4 – Drew Brees

Some people forget that Drew Brees is only 32 years old. Yes only 32. He has thrown for 4,000 yards for the last 4 seasons and he is an offense that is made to move the ball through the air. What else do you want from your fantasy QB? Throw in the fact (no pun intended) he’s tossed 100 tds in the past 3 seasons and you’ve fantasy production at the highest level.

Which QBs would you take in the first round?

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Is DeAngelo Williams a #1 fantasy back? What about Plax? 2 Guys talk about how the free agent frenzy impacts fantasy football

This week 2 Guys talk about the wild week in free agency and how the Eagles emerged as the early winners both on the field and in the fantasy realm.

In addition 2 Guys talk about the fantasy impact of QBs Donovan McNabb, Matt Hasselbeck, and Kevin Kolb.

2 Guys also talk about the fantasy value of wide receivers Sidney Rice, Plaxico Burress, Chad Ochocinco, Santonio Holmes, and Steve Breaston.

Lastly, 2 Guys debate the true value of DeAngelo Williams in Carolina and why Darren Sproles shouldn’t be overvalued since joining the Saints.

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