Sunday, May 02, 2010

FDH Fantasy Newsletter: Volume III, Issue XVII

Welcome to our 82nd edition of the FDH Fantasy Newsletter, as we continue to bring you weekly fantasy sports updates in addition to our usual content on Our archive of past editions is available right here on The Blog and specific links to past editions are available on the front page of

In this week's edition, we bring you the FDH Top 20 Fantasy Football Rookies of 2010.

FDH Top 20 Fantasy Football Rookies of 2010

1 Ryan Mathews – He’ll get the most good opportunities of any ’10 rookie, taking the place of LT in the San Diego offense and shouldering the load alongside scatback Sproles.
2 CJ Spiller – With teams all clamoring to find the “next Chris Johnson,” workload issues for those of more slight size are not at the forefront right now – but they will be.
3 Jermaine Gresham – The only impact TE in the draft will make more of an impact right off the bat at his position than any WR.
4 Dez Bryant – He will form a solid role in an explosive offense.
5 Demaryius Thomas – QB concerns remain in this offense, but he’s essentially coming in to assume the “Brandon Marshall role” in a Josh McDaniels offense, so you do the math.
6 Golden Tate – Pete Carroll will surely know the way to get the best out of him early.
7 Arrelious Benn – He will provide solid WR play for a team starved for it.
8 Dexter McCluster – He may be more of a gadget player at first, but he has explosiveness in the open field that the team sorely needs.
9 Toby Gerhart – Even serving as little more than a “vulture back” – worst-case scenario – could easily yield double-digit touchdowns.
10 Ben Tate – His new team isn’t used to having a back move the chains effectively.
11 Damien Williams – He could help give the Titans a better 1-2 punch than they’re used to seeing at WR.
12 Mike Williams – See Arrelious Benn.
13 Brandon LaFell – Finally, Carolina gets somebody to fill the #2 WR spot.
14 Joe McKnight – The RB position and the offense as a whole are incredibly crowded with skilled players – big change from last year – but a player as incredible as he is in space will still command some opportunities early.
15 Sam Bradford – Rookie QBs, even winning ones, don’t generally put up huge numbers, but he’s so skilled he could potentially be an acceptable fantasy backup in his first year.
16 Jordan Shipley – While the passing game is now crowded – a nice change for Cincy from last year – he could still attract plenty of attention from QB Palmer in the slot.
17 Montario Hardesty – If he can stay healthy, and if the OL can continue to improve, he’s going to be an incredible “thunder” complement to “lightning” RB Harrison.
18 Taylor Price – A physical speciman with all the skills, he’ll be brought along slowly, but he could still produce early in spread packages.
19 Andre Roberts – He’s part of the “replace Anquan Boldin” committee.
20 Mardy Gilyard – He won’t have much help from the other skill position players, but he’s at least got the best rookie QB throwing to him and he is a playmaker.


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