BMHS pridetime reporter: Chris Clemens
1,696 players in the NFL.32 teams. Each team is allowed a maximum of 53 players on their active roster. What I'm trying to find out is, who’s the best fantasy football player at the QB, RB, and Wr position overall? Obviously, we can’t compare players who play different positions so let’s take a dive into each position.
Every team needs a good quarterback, right? Well, the way this season has gone so far there are two quarterbacks that you can’t go wrong within Fantasy. Their names are Carson Wentz and Tom Brady. Both of them usually always throw for two or more touchdowns a game with at least 200+ yards and also what makes them valuable is the fact that they don’t turn the ball over. The two of them both have under 6 Interceptions so far. Both have 25+ touchdowns. If you have one of them on your team there's a chance you could ride them all the way to your league’s championship.
Verdict: Tom Brady
Everyone loves drafting a running back that you can count on week in and week out and the player that comes to mind when I think of consistency is Le’veon bell. I Luckily have Bell on my team and let me tell you he is a workhorse. He currently leads the NFL in rushing yards and is also in the top five for rushing touchdowns. He is special because last year he was suspended for Four games and then came back and absolutely destroyed the league. He does it year in and year out so if you can, try to get him on your team every single year. Next, we look at Todd Gurley. Todd Gurley who is coming off an off year for his standards currently leads the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 8 and is second in the league in rushing yards. “He is a beast of a running back and I especially love him as a running back because he is fast and is not afraid to run right over you.”[Peter Young ‘19] Gurley is currently one of the main reasons why the surprise Los Angeles Rams are fighting for a playoff spot today
Verdict: Le’Veon Bell
2017 is the year of the Wide receiver. There are three wide receivers right now that if you have them on your team, you are in great shape.Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, and Adam Thielen. “I love Julio, he is an absolute beast and is completely unguardable.”[Troy Bardos 19] Troy said this the other day after Julio Jones came off a FIFTY point performance in his came on Sunday. No receiver has done that yet this year except for Julio.However they have come close, Just this past Sunday Antonio Brown put up a whopping 40 fantasy points as he continues his trend of absolutely torching the opposing team's secondary as this was his second week in a row of putting up at least 40 fantasy points. Not to mention AB also leads the NFL in receiving yards which is nothing for him.Our next man under the spotlight is Mr consistent, Adam Thielen. Adam Thielen can be viewed as a sleeper due to a lot of people not knowing who he is but trusts me in time, he will become a household name. He is currently third in the NFL in receiving yards and has put up 20+ fantasy points five times this year. Pretty good for a white receiver huh?He is also putting up these numbers with an average QB at best which makes Thielen’s case for best WR better.
Verdict: Antonio Brown
If you have any of the players named in this article you are in great shape but if you have two or more, then you are most certainly running the tables in your league. All of these players are complete studs and cases can be made for every one of these players being the best at their respective position.