QB: Jake Delhomme-hidden in the shadows of Manning, C-Pepp, and McNabb, Jake Delhomme is having a great year (27 tds, 15 ints) despite the fact that his best WR (smith) is on IR and his main RBs are injured...He's definitely a good QB pick in late rounds
RB: Thomas Jones-most people practically forgot how good this guy was in the beginning of the season. With Grossman back at qb and some improvements in the O-line, Thomas Jones' numbers will definitely improve
RB: Chris Brown-100 yds and 1-2 tds in ONE half! Are you kidding me? This guy is one of the best RBs if healthy. His main injury this year has been the turf toe, which can be corrected with rest during the offseason and more protective shoes. However, his other injuries-ankle, leg, back, etc.-may hurt him still. Still, he's worth a mid-round pick for those who chose to draft a stud QB/WR early.
I'll add more picks later on...feel free to add your own or to criticize my picks
I'll just comment on your pick of Delhomme (which I think is good).
I think Delhomme could be a top backup next year or even a possible 11th - 12th QB. The only problem I see with him are the yardage totals. Delhomme's passing yards range from 175 to 300 yards. That could lose you some points in the long run. Plus, they aren't very consistent from week to week. If you think about it, he's almost like a poor man's Bulger or Trent Green (comparable TD/INT ratios). They are great QB's to have since they almost always throw for 275 yards, 2 TD's and normally one pick. I'm sure a lot of guys rode Trent to a title this year and more would have had Bulger not gone down.
If Muhammad gets more involved in the offense along with Smith next year, they could really go bananas. Next year that could be a really good team again if they don't have as many injuries. If you're really gutsy, you might take a chance on him in the 8th or 9th round and end up with a startable QB that can get you a decent amount of points. Your job will be to find those guys you draft ahead of him that will pick up the slack and more...
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Chiefs: Parker turning heads The News Rookie wide receiver Samie Parker has made the most of a knee injury to Johnnie Morton, starting in his place the last two weeks and catching six passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. "What I like about Samie as much as anything other than his talent is his poise," head coach Dick Vermeil told the Kansas City Star. "The game is not too big for him." Our View Morton has a $3 million base salary next season, one which the Chiefs may deem too pricey based on the development of Parker. We wouldn't recommend using him in week 17, but it can't hurt to put Samie's name on your radar screen for next season.
QB: Matt Hasselbeck - A disappointing 2004 campaign could defiantly warrant a mid round pick. Losing Alexander could downgrade Seattle's offense overall but could also put the focus on the passing game once and for all. With the passing game in full swing, Matt could post solid numbers next year.
RB: Kevan Barlow - Without a passing game, Barlow is bound to fail as witnessed by his 2004 season. Hopefully things can change this offseason. If the 49ers could pick a QB and a WR in the draft or free agent market, Barlow could fulfill what was expected this season next year.
WR: Santana Moss - Moss's talent is amazing, but you couldn't see that looking at his stats. This year, the Jets put the focus on the running game with Curtis Martin the center of it. News flash, Curtis is getting old. With Chad Pennington at the helm, Moss should not have trouble finding the ball. If the Jets could realize what they have with Moss and Pennington and put the focus on the passing game which should equal fantasy success for Santana.
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Chad Johnson will be a good bargain in the middle to late 3rd round next year. He finish about 9th in fantasy scoring among WRs but blew up at the end of the year once Palmer got cooking.
Andre Johnson will be a stone cold steal in the 5th or 6th round next year. After starting hot he cooled off after the bye week, in which he had only 2 TDs and had more than 60 yards only 3 times in the last 9 games.
Todd Heap and Jeremy Shockey will be great late 4th-early 5th rounders next year. With everyone scrambling to get Gonzo, Gates, Crumpler, and even Witten, these guys will be a bit forgotten with injuries and poor QBing in '04.
P.S. McGahee should be a top 3 pick. Had he played all year, he would probably have close to 20 TDs and 1,600-1,700 yards. If you haven't watched him play, there are very few RBs who have his speed, size, power, and explosiveness...maybe LT, after that, he's the next best talent in the league at RB.
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