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Before we get to the pressing questions surrounding AFC West teams, note that Childs and I did our first football podcast of the season. Among the topics covered: Randy Moss' value, who to take with the No. 2 pick and who will be the No. 1 fantasy WR.

Denver Broncos - Will Mike Shanahan continue to frustrate owners by flip-flopping running backs throughout the season?

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Last year it was Mike Bell and Tatum Bell. Tatum ran for 1,025 yards but only had a pair of touchdowns. Mike ran for 677 yards but found the end zone eight times. 2006 was another year of confusion for fantasy owners who drafted Broncos backs. Will that change in '07? The early answer is yes. Denver signed Travis Henry in the offseason, and he figures to be the main man. Last year with the Titans, Henry ran for 1,211 yards and seven touchdowns. He piled up six 100-yard games, four of which came after Week 9. Henry will be a popular pick, given Denver's system of producing high rushing totals. However, a couple things to keep in mind: One, Henry has to prove he can stay healthy being the No. 1 back for a full season, something that hasn't happened since 2003. And two, Henry will not be a factor in the passing game. He caught just 18 balls for 78 yards in '06. With all that being said, Henry is a high-risk, high-reward pick. Look for him to be among the top-15 running backs off the board and a second-round selection. Meanwhile, Bell is a nice late-round pick, considering he is a Henry injury away from being the No. 1 option in a running back-friendly system.

Kansas City Chiefs - Is there anyone on this offense worth drafting other than Larry Johnson?

Let's start with Johnson. There are several concerns with the Kansas City running back. His offensive line isn't what it used to be. He's threatening to hold out of training camp. And most importantly, he set an NFL-record with 416 carries last season, causing experts to predict that he'll be a major bust in '07. Even with all those factors, I wouldn't hesitate to grab him with the No. 3 pick. Consider this: he either scored a TD or ran for 100 yards in 14 of 16 games last season and has 40 TDs over the past two seasons. Moving on to the rest of the Chiefs' offense, there's not much going on. Kansas City will go with Brodie Croyle or Damon Huard at QB. It seems like the Chiefs want Croyle to win the starting job, but he has no experience and holds no fantasy value. Huard, meanwhile, was a pleasant surprise, throwing for 11 TDs and one INT in '06. However, he figures to be the team's backup. At wide receiver, the Chiefs drafted Dwayne Bowe out of LSU, but this unit remains one of the league's worst. And finally, the one player besides Johnson worth drafting is Tony Gonzalez. Kansas City's tight end caught 73 balls for 900 yards and five touchdowns last season. He remains a top-three TE option.

San Diego Chargers - Is Antonio Gates worth spending an early pick on?

The answer is no. Let someone else in your league be that guy. Don't get me wrong. Gates is undoubtedly the No. 1 option at tight end. He had 924 yards and nine touchdowns in what could be considered a down year in '06. However, drafting him ahead of guys with monstrous upside like Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb and Larry Fitzgerald is insane. Barring injury, Gates will finish as the top tight end, but there are several tight ends that might not finish that far behind (Gonzalez, Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow, Todd Heap to name a few). Take your chances with a top-flight wide receiver or quarterback, or grab a running back you like in round three. You'll be able to get better value with a tight end later in the draft.

Oakland Raiders - Is there anyone worth drafting on this offense?

Wow. Probably not. Rookie JaMarcus Russell is likely to get the starting nod right away at QB, but he will endure serious growing pains. Russell made a lot of errors in college and will not possess any fantasy value in '07. Meanwhile LaMont Jordan was an enormous disappointment at running back last season. He ran for 434 yards and two touchdowns in nine games. Even more frustrating to fantasy owners was that he caught just 10 balls for 74 yards after catching 70 for 563 in '05. Jordan is recovering from a knee injury and won't be a big producer this season. Ronald Curry showed potential last season at WR, catching 62 balls for 727 yards, but he only scored once. With Russell at QB and one of the league's worst offensive lines, he's not amont the top-40 wide receivers.

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