New England Patriots - Where does Randy Moss rank among fantasy wide receivers?
The truth about Moss is he's probably going to get picked higher than he should in most drafts. Let's look at the facts. Moss is entering his ninth NFL season at 30-years-old and is coming off a season in which he caught 42 balls for 553 yards and three touchdowns. You could make the argument that nobody could have put up big numbers at wideout for Oakland last season, and you'd probably be right. But then we take a look at where he's going -- to an offense that loves to spread the ball around and completely revamped its entire receiving corps. Donte' Stallworth and Wes Welker are going to see their share of looks. I just don't see a monster year out of Moss. I think 1,000 yards is a bit of a reach and double-digit touchdowns is an impossibility. He probably squeezes into the top-20 wide receivers but is no more than a No. 2 WR.
Miami Dolphins - Is Trent Green a good bounce-back candidate?
He's not a good bounce-back candidate, and at best, he's an average option as a backup. Before 2006, Green had thrown for at least 4,000 yards in three straight seasons. And that was with a team in the Chiefs that had below-average wide receivers and always ran the ball in the red zone. The key in Kansas City was that he had a great tight end in Tony Gonzalez and an offensive line that protected him. In Miami, he'll be the man, but Green has an o-line filled with question marks and a No. 1 receiver in Chris Chambers that was one of fantasy's biggest disappointments in '06. At 37-years-old, I don't think Green has much left in the tank. Health is certainly a concern, and his supporting cast doesn't exactly strike fear into the hearts of opposing defensive coordinators. He could be a good option as a No. 2 QB, but his days as a big-time fantasy producer are over.
New York Jets - What kind of impact will Thomas Jones have with his new team?
I know it's early, and training camp is still a few weeks away, but I'm excited about the prospects of Jones in New York this season. He's never been a big touchdown guy, but Jones ran for 1,210 yards last year and 1,335 the year before while holding off Cedric Benson. Keep in mind he carried just 21 times over the last two weeks of '06 with the Bears resting their regulars. In New York, he'll lose carries to Leon Washington, but that's really the only negative. He's durable, versatile and a very low-risk pick. Don't be surprised to see him produce a 1,200-yard, eight-touchdown season.
Buffalo Bills - Does Buffalo have anyone besides Lee Evans worth drafting?
Let's start with Evans. He was a beast last year, with 82 catches for 1,290 yards and eight touchdowns. Evans finished strong with touchdowns in each of the last four games. That brings us to his quarterback, J.P. Losman. Buffalo's signal-caller also finished strong, with 12 touchdowns over the final seven weeks of the season (although he also tossed eight INTs over that span). Losman is a high-rish/high-reward pick. He could revert back to the guy who tossed four INTs over the final two weeks last season. Or he could be the guy who tossed 10 TDs and four picks in a five-week span from Week 11 to Week 15. He should be drafted as a backup if you're willing to roll the dice. And finally, at running back, the Bills drafted Marshawn Lynch out of California. He will be the No. 1 option for Buffalo, and that gives him immediate value in today's NFL. In leagues with 10 teams or fewer, Lynch would be a stretch to be a No. 2 fantasy back in his first season, but I like his upside and recommend grabbing him as a backup or flex option.