Babes’ Solid Gold Fantasy Team

Sports and Bets — December 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm by

If you had a crystal ball back in August, these players would now be littered all over your roster. All these players have proven to be excellent values considering where they were taken in drafts. This is Babes’ Solid Gold Fantasy Team 2014.

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Quarterbacks:

Andrew Luck: I have to admit I didn’t see this huge of a jump coming from Luck in his third year. Not only has he joined the big three fantasy QB’s in terms of production , but he has vaulted right past them. Luck is over thirty points better then any other fantasy signal caller. He wakes up with 300 yards passing, and will be a sure fire first round pick next year.
Big Ben: Providing fabulous value in regards to where he was drafted in the late- middle rounds, Roethlisberger has performing as a top six fantasy passer. Ben has rewarded definitely his owners. Yes, a ton of his production came in two games, but he has still been pretty consistent throughout the year. His over 3700 yards passing is good for fourth in the league, and a 26 to 8 touchdown to interception ratio is one of the best in the NFL.
Ryan Tannehill: Tannehill finally seems like he is realizing his potential. Fantasy owners who took a late round flier on him are being supremely rewarded, as he is eighth in fantasy points amongst quarterbacks. His passing numbers are decent, but his rushing numbers are what have catapulted him into the top ten for fantasy. With 289 yards on the ground, he has been very effective running the zone read under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.

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Running Backs:

Le’Veon Bell: Fantasy owners that didn’t get scared off by the weed arrest in training camp are really reaping the benefits now. Bell has been a top five fantasy back all year, as his yards from scrimmage are good for second in the league. Guarantee Bell is a top three pick next year in the first round.
Justin Forsett: Who would have thought a journeyman like Forsett would be a top six fantasy running back?  With already over 1000 yards rushing on the season, Forsett is averaging over five yards a carry. Chances are, the lucky SOB that has him in your league picked him up off of waivers after week 1 .

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Jeremy Hill: After a slow start, Jeremy Hill has been a top 12 back over the last two months. He has double digit carries in six straight games, and double digit fantasy points in three of his last five. At where he was drafted- in the 8-10 round range- Hill has been a super value and the most productive rookie runner.
Wide Receivers:

DeAndre Hopkins: Until last week’s 40 point output, Hopkins had quietly been having a great year. Coming in at number 11 overall for wide outs, Hopkins is already over 1000 yards with 6 touchdowns. Great value for somebody drafted around the eighth or ninth round back in August.

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Mike Evans: The rookie comes in one spot behind Hopkins with 147 fantasy points on the year. After a slow start, Evans has put up over 20 points in three of his last five games, and has scored 8 times on the year.
Golden Tate: Another mid round receiver that has really boomed for fantasy owners. He has double digit fantasy numbers in six of his last nine games, and his 1136 yards receiving is good for sixth best in the NFL.
Jordan Matthews/Odell Beckham: A pair of rookies that have proven to be well worth the wait. Beckham had a severe hamstring injury that kept him sidelined for months, and Matthews had to wait his turn to bust into the potent Philly offense. But ever since they both broke in on their respective teams they have been legitimate top 15 receivers.
Tight Ends:

Coby Fleener: Fleener was available on most waiver wires just about a month ago. But he has rapidly moved himself into seventh in total fantasy points amongst tight ends. Andrew Luck looks for him multiple times a game, and he has great run after the catch ability for a tight end.
Delanie Walker: Walker and his big play ability have been a blessing for fantasy owners this year. He is still not quite a bonafide start every week guy, but his floor is getting higher and higher every week. I can only imagine what his numbers would look like on a potent offense.
Antonio Gates: Everyone, including myself, thought Gates was washed up. He looked old and slow at the end of last year, and to be honest, he still kinda does. But that doesn’t stop Phil Rivers from getting him the football. Gates had nine TD grabs and nearly 600 yards on the season. Considering he was being taken in the 13-15 round range, he has provided a huge amount of value to fantasy owners.

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