Fantasy Football 2012: The most impressive WRs of the preseason

Julio Jones

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The 2012 NFL Preseason is now three weeks in the books and with most starters barely playing, if at all, in the final preseason game we can now evaluate the whole preseason. Here are a few wide receivers that have impressed this preseason and who’s fantasy football arrow is pointing up.

Julio Jones

The Julio Jones bandwagon was steadily gaining followers during the summer, but there are no seats left on the train after his dominant preseason. Jones has looked every bit as hyped up as he was during the summer and then some. I think he’s leapfrogged Roddy White as the receiver to own in Atlanta and there probably isn’t a receiver other than Calvin Johnson I’d rather own than Jones. If you want him on your team, be prepared to spend at least an early second round pick in fantasy football drafts on him.

Justin Blackmon

The highly touted rookie had a tumultuous offseason getting arrested and then going through a lengthy holdout. Despite missing the Jaguars first preseason game, Blackmon has eight receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown in five quarters of action. He looks like Blaine Gabbert’s number one option ahead of Laurent Robinson. I was skeptical of the impact Blackmon was going to make initially, but now I’m confident he will be a WR4.  Read More…

2012 Fantasy Football | Tight End Rankings

Rob GronkowskiBelow is our 2012 fantasy football tight end rankings. These projections are based on the following scoring: 6 points for touchdowns, 1 for catches, 1 point for every 10 yards. As you will see, Peyton Manning has two tight ends at the very bottom of this list. While Tamme is projected to be slightly more productive, if either one of these players were to go down you could be rewarded quite handsomly.

Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski had record setting years for the tight end position last year and while we do believe in their skills (and their qbs) we feel that the type of production in 2011 may just be too much to ask for again in ’12. That said, they should be the top two tight ends drafted and will produce like number-one receivers no matter what the projections you find say.   Read More…