Collector’s Item – Baseball Rookie Cards

This article talks about the trading cards for baseball games and explains the significance of a rookie baseball cards. A baseball card is a collector's or a hobby enthusiast's trading card that carries the picture and statistics of famous baseball players. These were first produced in the USA and then as the game's popularity spread,…

This article talks about the trading cards for baseball games and explains the significance of a rookie baseball cards.

A baseball card is a collector's or a hobby enthusiast's trading card that carries the picture and statistics of famous baseball players. These were first produced in the USA and then as the game's popularity spread, so did the baseball cards. Rookie baseball cards hold special significance for collectors because they carry the first appearance of an athlete or baseball player.

Now, trading cards and especially the ones for baseball were meant for “fans” of the athlete and hence collectors were passionate about this hobby. There is some confusion about the status of a baseball rookie card. Two explanations are prevalent – the first one indicating the first time appearance of an athlete or a baseball player on a trading card. The second one accords the baseball cards status to the issue of a rookie card for an athlete by a reputed global licensed manufacturer. In either instance, it generates a lot of interest among hobbyists. If we were to accept the second explanation, then it is possible to have more than one rookie card for each baseball player because more than one large licensed manufacturer may have produced it, although that may have happened in different years or times. The easiest definition of a rookie card could be the trading card created for the athlete prior to or during his or her rookie year.

There is still equal credence being given to all explanations of a baseball rookie card and the hobby of collecting them can bring in significant amounts of money when traded or sold. There are a whole lot of companies producing rookie baseball cards and they identify them by printing their logos. American Card Catalog standard has become the preferred standard for recognizing and organizing baseball trading cards produced in the USA before 1951. Baseball rookie cards also carry a premium on their vintage and their rare status. A rare baseball trading card will be primarily an old card and one that has limited copies and editions. Such cards will fetch many dollars for those who want to sell them.

Baseball rookie card can be found in plenty on eBay and that sites also provide a good price indicator for the collection you hold. rookie baseball cards started as a hobby trend and have become an organized and well established trade across the globe.

Fantasy Football – The Game Within the Game

Every second weekend in September, pro football fans welcome the beginning of the NFL season. While most eyes are glued to their television sets on Sundays, those are not the only games in town. The “Gorilla Mob” faces off against “Rico Suave.” Other teams playing include, “FAVREFGNUGEN,” “Sacks and the City,” and “The Big Tebow-ski.”…

Every second weekend in September, pro football fans welcome the beginning of the NFL season.

While most eyes are glued to their television sets on Sundays, those are not the only games in town. The “Gorilla Mob” faces off against “Rico Suave.” Other teams playing include, “FAVREFGNUGEN,” “Sacks and the City,” and “The Big Tebow-ski.” Do not go scrolling through the guide looking for these games because they can not be found on TV. The contests in question will be played out on a gridiron in cyberspace.

This is the game within the game: Fantasy Football.

It's Wikipedia page says that fantasy sports in general came to be around 1960, but the modern game began in 1980 with the creation of Rotisserie League Baseball. “Owners” drafted a team of active pro players and tracked their statistics during the current season. The game took its name from La Rotisserie Francaise , a New York City restaurant where some of the participants used to congregate. By the late 80's the idea spread to other sports, creating the hype that exists today.

Men, women, and children get involved in the spectator sport that puts friend against friend and brother against sister. According to Ask.com, each fall up to 35 million people participate in some type of fantasy football league. Fantasy sports took off by way of the Internet. Sites like ESPN and Yahoo make big bucks hosting various leagues throughout the year. Individuals can play for free or spend hundred of dollars for their football fix. There's the “Pick 'Em” style league where players simply guess the winners for that week's games. More sophisticated contests have contestants also choose the point spreads. Next, there are “Suicide” leagues in which a player selects a winner of one game per week. Winners continue playing as long as they guess correctly, but the catch is that after after the first winner, contestants can not pick that team again for the reminder of the season.

Those types of leagues are entertaining but the big daddy of them all is “Head-to-Head” style. Knowledge of players, statistics, injuries, and league trends is put to the test week after week. This type of league is popular because even though players do not get to suit up on Sunday, it gets very competitive. Also, it is interactive, so the owners have a chance to get to know each other. It all starts at The Draft. One option is a web draft, but it can be difficult to get all of the players in front of a computer at the same time. Beside, a live draft scores points because it usually involves food, good conversation about players, and the fair share of trash talk. The live draft also presents a chance to size up the competition by seeing what skills (or lack of) people have as general managers. Will he take a running back with the first pick? Why'd she wait so long to get a QB? Did this guy just draft another tight end? These questions and more come up during a draft.

After all the good times, fantasy football can make an individual look inside of his or herself. Long time allegiances to teams, hometowns, and family trees go out the window when his fantasy squad is trailing by 5 points and the wide receiver fumbles the ball at the 1. This game brings into question loyalty and values. Those who have played fantasy football have been faced with the decision of starting a quarterback who is interception against the best defense in the league. But in “real life,” this QB happens to play for the team they have rooted for since childhood. The heart says, “Go ahead and start him. He'll show up for me today.” On the contrary, the GM inside who paid $ 100 to get in this league says, “Not a chance. Go with the backup.”

On values, the idea of ​​winning as a team is a distant memory. Fantasy is about individual players getting as many points as they can. A guy runs across the goal line for a touchdown and several patrons in a sports bar cheer like they won the championship. Taking a glance at the score, you notice that the scoring team trails the opponent 35-14. Right then you know that those fans have that player in their fantasy lineup. The actual score means nothing, but to them that touchdown means a win or loss in that week's fantasy match-up.

Not to get too heavy, but competitive sport brings out the best and worst in people. Character is put to the test when individuals square off against an opponent. Whether its grass stained pants while running with a ball – or a beer mug and a laptop – Sundays are made for gladiators.

Fantasy Football gives everyone a chance to be legendary. Even if just for a season.

Yahoo Fantasy Hockey Draft Strategy 2010-11

As a follow up to my previous article on CBS Fantasy Hockey Draft Strategy, I wanted to come back with a breakdown of how you should approach drafting in a standard head-to-head Yahoo league. Many of the principals are the same as CBS (and any league for that matter). For now, I'll focus on the…

As a follow up to my previous article on CBS Fantasy Hockey Draft Strategy, I wanted to come back with a breakdown of how you should approach drafting in a standard head-to-head Yahoo league. Many of the principals are the same as CBS (and any league for that matter). For now, I'll focus on the specific things you need to know for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey leagues in order to draft a winning team.
Roster Limits

The first thing to note about the standard Yahoo settings is that they choose to break down forwards by specific position (C, LW, RW), as opposed to grouping wingers, or all forwards together. This has a huge impact on your strategy. In most other formats, I tend to focus on goaltending and defense out of the gate; however, in this league, Left Wingers are at a premium. The talent at this position drops off drastically after a small hand of elite options. According to Yahoo's rankings and position classifications, the top 10 options are all worthy of very early draft consideration. After that, you're left with Alex Burrows, Patrick Elias, and Dustin Penner as your starting LW. And you need to field two players at that position. Contrast that with the RW position. Post top 10, you still have strong options: Kessel, Hossa, Horton, Eriksson. It's even more dramatic when you look at Center. Sure, it's great to have a Crosby, Stamkos or Malkin leading your charge, but will you really be suffering to settle for the likes of: Zetterberg, Getzlaf, Carter, Mike Richards or Kopitar. You can go 20 deep and still have outstanding choices like Stastny or Brad Richards.

So, while I still strongly recommend pouncing on a goalie and sometimes a top 5 defenseman early, you should make it a point to pick a left winger by round 3. After your first LW is taken, unless you're willing to stack the position at the expense of other positions, you can wait on your second LW until late in the draft. The options you'll get in round 6 are not much better than what you'll find in round 12.

Flexible players

It only applies to a handful of players, but it's worth noting that several players each season get the special design of applying to more than one position. These guys carry extra value on your roster, since you can use them where needed. The ones most worth knowing: Dany Heatley (LW / RW), Rick Nash (LW / RW), and Patrick Marleau (LW / C). Heatley is the most valuable, as he could easily qualify as your top LW or top RW. Drafting Heatley gives you an edge in terms of flexibility later in the draft, and through your season.

I / R Spot

Yahoo has a unique option that lets you carry one player on the IR that will not count against your other roster spots. Take advantage of this through the season, and even during the draft. I recommend drafting a player you know will start the season injured (Markov, Burrows). At the start of the season, you can put him into the IR spot and you'll have a free pick to backfill it. Always look to pick up hurt stars and keep the spot filled.

Point System

As opposed to CBS, which awards fantasy points based on stats, the standard head-to-head Yahoo leagues are scored on an old-school rotisserie fashion. (Note: this is one major reason I do not longer play on Yahoo.) This setup affects your strategy in several major ways.

1. Pay attention to all categories.

In a points based system, +/- can seriously be ignored. In a Yahoo league, having the best +/- is just as important as goals. This makes no logical sense, but that's the way it is, so plan your draft accordingly. If a guy is notoriously bad in +/- or refuses to take a penalty to save his life, downgrade that player.

2. Goons are welcome.

Because penalty minutes are valued equal to goals, why not draft a goon to round out your wingers? One player could single-handedly win that category for you, so even if Zenon Konopka only nets you 2 goals again next season, his 15 Pims a week may be worth it.

3. Bring on the backup goals.

Total goals allowed and saves matter not here. It's all about the averages (GAA / save%). What that means is that a workhorse like Vokoun who may lead the league in saves will not needlessly be as valuable as a guy who plays every other game and puts up a low GAA in the process. So do not necessarily shy away from backups or goals in a split-crease scenario. You have to meet a minimum games played each week, so the best strategy here it to grab a top-notch, # 1 goalie early in the draft, then wait it out for your 2nd goalie. There will be plenty of solid backups out there into the 10th round and beyond. Guys like Gustavson and Giguere became viable, as they're both see a game a week and should register decent numbers behind that Toronto defense. In a points-based league, these two would go undrafted. This approach may hold you back in wins and shutouts, but you'll benefit in the other categories.

4. Sadly, Defense is irrelevant

It breaks my heart to say this, but in this format, you can and should treat defense as an afterthought. If you can grab one of the top 5 defensemen early, go for it, because the talent level drops off significantly after that. Mike Green will score like a forward and so he is worthy of early selection. However, since defense and offense are grouped together in Yahoo leagues for scoring, they have slightly little value. Best plan is to grab 1 elite defenseman if you can early, get your second D around round 8-10, then fill up your other starting spots before rounding out this position.

Draft Room Rules

Unlike CBS, Yahoo leaves you the keys and lets you drive your car how you please. There is no restriction on the number of players you can draft at any position. If you want to fill your bench with 4 goals, you're free to do so. I only point this out, as it's a dramatic difference from the approach in CBS. Here, you're free to take the best player available at all times.

Player Rankings

Finally, take a close look at those Yahoo player rankings and play off of them respectively. The average GM will tend to follow Yahoo's picks rather blindly. Be informed and watch for these situations.

Undervalued

Here are some undervalued players that you can wait on and grab as a steal later than you would in other draft rooms:

Goalies: Anti Niemi, Marty Turco

Defense: Shea Weber, PK Subban, Lubomir Visnovsky

Centers: Anze Kopitar, Jordan Staal

Left Wing: Dany Heatley, Wojtek Wolski, James Neal

Right Wing: Alexander Semin, Marian Hossa

Overvalued

Here are some names that will fly off the board before their time, based on Yahoo overrating them:

Goalies: Craig Anderson

Defense: Andrei Markov (hurt), Niklas Kronwall (hurt), Sheldon Souray

Centers: Jonathan Toews, Tomas Plekanec

Left Wing: Alex Burrows (hurt), Patrik Elias

Right Wing: Daniel Alfredsson, Nikolai Zherdev

Fantasy Football Impact Draft Tips

The first thing I would suggest before going into your fantasy football draft is to do your homework. What I mean by that is, keep up to date with injuries and other events that might prevent a player from playing. The second and most important thing you can do is go over your league rules…

The first thing I would suggest before going into your fantasy football draft is to do your homework. What I mean by that is, keep up to date with injuries and other events that might prevent a player from playing. The second and most important thing you can do is go over your league rules and settings. What most fantasy football players fail to do is go over these rules and settings than wonder why they failed so miserably at the end of the year.

I recently joined a league that had a starting roster of 1 QB, 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 flex position (QB, WR, RB, TE), 1 K, 1 DEF and 5 bench spots. It was also awarding 1pt for every 10 yds and 6 pts for TD's on kick and punt returns and on def / special teams. I knew that this meant we would be starting 2 QB's, since this is the most point producing position. I had the 2nd pick in the draft in a 12 team league. With my first 3 picks I drew 3 QB's: Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, Joe Flacco. Than I used my next 4 picks I grabbed 2 WR & 2 RB: Joshua Cribbs, Darren Sproles, Matt Forte, Terrell Owens. The rest of my picks in rounds 8 through 14 went like this: Jacoby Jones, Visanthe Shiancoe, Leon Washington, Brandon Pettigrew, Cincinnati, Cleveland, David Akers. Now I know this might not look like a great team to some of you, but based on our league settings for projected fantasy points. I have 3 of the top 15 QB's, 2 of the top 10 RB's & WR's and the number 2 & 3 DEF. When I look at the weekly matchups, I'm projected to win each one by a minimum of 25 pts πŸ™‚

Once again I can not specify enough how important it is to do your research and know your league rules and settings, because when it's all said and done, in fantasy football, it's not about who has the most superstar players but rather who has the most point producing players. Well that's it for now. I'll keep everyone updated as to how my team is doing and Good Luck To You All.

Draft Day – It’s Time To Play

For many people, waking up on draft day is like waking up on Christmas morning. The anticipation is evident in everything they do. It's almost as if they can not wait to open the box containing their new toys for the upcoming season. Will Santa bring you the next big, shiny Mark McGwire, or will…

For many people, waking up on draft day is like waking up on Christmas morning. The anticipation is evident in everything they do. It's almost as if they can not wait to open the box containing their new toys for the upcoming season. Will Santa bring you the next big, shiny Mark McGwire, or will he stick you with a stocking full of Darnell Coles? Okay, maybe that analogy is going a bit overboard, but in good, competitive, established leagues, there's a palpable energy present when you enter the draft room, and to me that's one of the coolest parts of the whole fantasy baseball experience.

Before you go to the draft, there are a few things you should do at the last minute. Personally, I do not like studying right before the draft. The only thing I try to do in preparation for the actual draft itself is to look at the latest transactions and newswire reports to make sure there has not been a late trade or injury, and I get as fresh a list of rosters as I can . MLB.com typically has the most up-to-date information, including news of trades, demotions, and disabled players. The last thing you really want to do is waste any draft dollars on someone who is not going to be in your league.

After gathering rosters, I make sure to get together all of the other essentials I intend to bring with me. A calculator is always good to have. So is a league grid to keep track of everyone's selections and their money situation. As the draft winds down, it becomes apparent against what you're directly drafting, and you can plan accordingly when you're working off a logical sheet. This individual competition occurs a lot with catchers, about whom I write extensively in Chapter 8, “Building the Perfect Roster.” Most league secretaries or commissioners usually provide their own sheets at the draft, but I feel at ease with my own format. If you feel more comfortable using a particular draft sheet, feel no obligation to use the “official” league version.

How Important Is the Draft?

To say the draft is the most important part of the season is the same as saying the foundation is the most important part of a building. You can build a beautiful house on a cliffside in Malibu, but when the rains come and the ground your house sits on gets washed away, everything you…

To say the draft is the most important part of the season is the same as saying the foundation is the most important part of a building. You can build a beautiful house on a cliffside in Malibu, but when the rains come and the ground your house sits on gets washed away, everything you worked so hard to obtain gets destroyed. That's not to say, however, that a few well-placed columns could not save your house even if most of your property has slid down the cliff. The same is true for your fantasy team. You want to have enough depth on your team to help you survive events that for other teams could be catastrophic.

Anyone can draft from the top 50 players in any league. That's why I do not like all-MLB or mixed leagues. The fun part of each draft is the endgame, and the difference between great teams and everyone else is in the depths of their rosters. Just like in real baseball, the stronger a fantasy team is top to bottom, the better it will fare. With few exceptions, to have a winning team, every spot on your roster has to bring something to the table. And more importantly, no spot should hurt you. In no endeavor I have seen the concept of “addition by subtraction” apply more than in fantasy baseball. To take a flammable pitcher off of your staff or to get a .220 hitter out of your lineup does wonders. It's better to have a couple of players who do nothing than have those who will hurt your chances of winning. This is not to say that you will keep your roster intact for the whole season; in fact, you'll be far from it, but the more marketable commodities you have, the better shape your team will be in.

It's not a hard concept if you think about it, but too many people do not devote enough study time to the less-established players whom they inevitably will be forced to choose from at some point on draft day. Those who choose smartly give them the head start to success; those who do not will find themselves either scrambling to find new players early in the year or sinking to the bottom of the pack while they wait for the journeyman fifth outfielder or fourth starter for the Colorado Rockies to have that breakout season that's never going to come .

I'm not like most “experts” who are of the mind that the draft is the absolute end-all of the entire fantasy season. I've been able to salvage seasons after having picked a poor collection of complementary players to start with (although it is impossible to win if your core players all stink). Most of the time it's rather difficult and not all that enjoyable to manage such a year. The best way to try to avoid the ordeal of swimming upstream in your league during the season is to go into your draft fully prepared.

How the Active Roster Affects Fantasy Football Draft Strategy

When you are involved in a fantasy football draft, there are many different factors to consider when picking your team. While most people reference the big news network's rankings of the best players and simply pick their players in that order, this list is not always perfect. A big influence that dictates your drafting strategy…

When you are involved in a fantasy football draft, there are many different factors to consider when picking your team. While most people reference the big news network's rankings of the best players and simply pick their players in that order, this list is not always perfect. A big influence that dictates your drafting strategy is the type of roster your league offers.

The top 200 lists offered by most draft ranking networks are based on a two running back and two wide receiver line-up, with a quarterback and a flex position that can be either a running back or a wide receiver. In these leagues, running backs are an incredibly valuable commodity as the two running back options are the toughest positions to fill since most teams only have a single go-to running back.

However, when you alter the roster, adding a required wide receiver position, suddenly, the running backs are not as aggressively pursued. The wide receiver pool has a big drop off in consistent performers, meaning that when you have to fill three positions, you need to start digging deeper to find a first wide receiver on the depth chart. What's more, each wide receiver drafted has the ability to fill a greater number of positions on your roster, increasing their value.

Finally, when you consider leagues that add a second quarterback to the active roster, things change even further. In the typical one quarterback system, you are able to safely pick a good quarterback, even if you let the top options go without consideration. However, when you need to field two quarterbacks, the depth at the position becomes strained and you can see a greater disparity in the active rosters. As such, the quarterbacks become a much higher priority for drafting.

Overall, paying attention to your roster set-up can make a huge difference when draft day comes around. Do not be done off guard, drafting for positions that do not exist in your fantasy football league, and be able to adapt your rankings based upon the roster.

NFL Picks Insider Uncovers Three Valued Receivers for Your Fantasy League

In today's Free NFL Picks we'll take a look at the three best undrafted Fantasy Football wide receivers. Now that the NFL season has kicked off and fantasy teams through the country have been drawn, it's time to start winning. Did you wake up this week and panic when you realized that Mike Wallace was…

In today's Free NFL Picks we'll take a look at the three best undrafted Fantasy Football wide receivers. Now that the NFL season has kicked off and fantasy teams through the country have been drawn, it's time to start winning. Did you wake up this week and panic when you realized that Mike Wallace was one of your starting WRs? Mike Wallace may be a solid fantasy starter with Big Ben throwing to him, but that will not do you much good for the next four weeks as Dennis Dixon auditions for a future in the UFL. If you're at all concerned about your depth at WR, read on as we will take a look at the three best WRs that are still available.

Fantasy Edition NFL Picks # 1. Mohamed Massaquoi

Despite having Quinn and Anderson throwing him ducks, MoMass emerged as the Browns number one WR in the second half of last season. While that distinction may be dubious at best, keep in mind that the Browns will now have Jake Delhomme looking his way. Although I've stayed away from drafting Delhomme at QB, he's still the guy that helped make Steve Smith a fantasy football gem. Not only will MoMass not be available in most leagues by week 3, but he will be starting. Unless you're Pastor Terry Jones, add Mohamed before he starts burning up the charts.

Fantasy Edition NFL Picks # 2. Devin Thomas

There's a reason Donovan McNabb was drafted early. While Santana Moss is owned in just about every league out there, anyone who has had the misfortune of having him on their roster in past seasons knows that he's a gigantic fantasy dud.

Santana Moss is not a number one WR in fantasy football or on the field. In fact, if anyone stands to benefit from the addition of McNabb, it is their young speedster Devin Thomas. Thomas was banged up a bit in preseason and may miss week 1, but before the first pumpkin of the season is carved he'll be McNabb's main target. McNabb is going to put up big numbers this season and he's going to do it throwing to someone. That someone is Thomas. If you can wait a week or two and have room on your bench, make sure to pick him up.

Fantasy Edition NFL Picks # 3. Jacoby Jones

NFL Picks for quarterback Matt Schaub and receiver Andre Johnson were off the board by round three in every fantasy draft in America so Jacoby Jones remains overlooked. Jones has played himself into the number two slot on the Texans right side Andre Johnson.

Just as Anquan Boldin and TJ Houshmandzadeh benefitted from DB magnets, Larry Johnson and Chad Ochocinco, expect Jacoby Jones to put up similar numbers. Schaub passed for over 4,700 yards last season. Even with Johnson catching the major of his travels there's still more than 3,000 yards to spread around. While Johnson spends his Sundays being double and triple teamed, Schaub will find an open set of hands to place his balls with Jacoby Jones.

Fantasy Football Player Analyzer – Beanie Wells, RB

A week to go before the first week of the season so lets look at my final preseason fantasy football TE rankings. 1. Dallas Clark 2. Vernon Davis 3. Jason Witten 4. Antonio Gates 5. Tony Gonzalez 6. Brent Celek 7. Jermichael Finley 8. Chris Cooley 9. Kellen Winslow Jr. 10. Owen Daniels 11. John…

A week to go before the first week of the season so lets look at my final preseason fantasy football TE rankings.

1. Dallas Clark
2. Vernon Davis
3. Jason Witten
4. Antonio Gates
5. Tony Gonzalez
6. Brent Celek
7. Jermichael Finley
8. Chris Cooley
9. Kellen Winslow Jr.
10. Owen Daniels
11. John Carlson
12. Vishante Shiancoe
13. Zach Miller
14. Heath Miller
15. Tony Sheffler

-The top four remain the same but Tony Gonzalez moves ahead of Brent Celek due to the poor play of Eagles QB Kevin Kolb this preseason. I still think Celek is in for least the numbers he put up last season but the uncertainty about considering Kolb puts the more safer Gonzalez ahead.

-Jermichael Finley of course is everyone's favorite sleeper but I will still hold him back until he puts up top numbers all season long.

-As I expected Chris Cooley has been Donovan McNabb's favorite target all preseason and he is in line for another Pro Bowl caliber year. People forget Cooley caught over 70 balls two years running until injury last season.

-John Carlson is another guy I love and his own QB Matt Hasselbeck predicts he will be their best player this year. I am sold. I drafted Carlson as my backup TE.

-Keep an eye on Tony Sheffler who is a intriguing sleeper.

So there you have it. Be sure to not sleep in the position as there is a decent drop off after the top 7 or so guys. Good luck.

2010 Fantasy Football Busts

Here are the fantasy football busts for the upcoming 2010 NFL season. Beanie Wells- With Matt Leinart at the helm, there will be very few goal line opportunities and rushing lanes will be virtually non-existent with defenses focusing solely on the run. Wells is stuck in a platoon situation with Tim Hightower and still being…

Here are the fantasy football busts for the upcoming 2010 NFL season.

Beanie Wells-
With Matt Leinart at the helm, there will be very few goal line opportunities and rushing lanes will be virtually non-existent with defenses focusing solely on the run. Wells is stuck in a platoon situation with Tim Hightower and still being drawn in the 3rd round of some leagues.

Miles Austin-
Maybe it's just me, but what Miles Austin did last year was a complete fluke. Can not believe he's been drafted before studies like Brandon Marshall, Greg Jennings, and Roddy White (guys who have produced year in and year out and are the top talent on their respective teams). Dez Bryant will emerge as the go to guy. Talent always prevails when it comes to wideouts and Dez has clearly a better skill set. IE … when Calvin Johnson overtook Roy Williams, and when Kevin Curtis and Hank Basket were not worthy to carry Desean Jackson's jock strap in 08.

Chad Ochocinco-
Chad Ochocinco? More like Chad Ocho-STINKo this year. A heavy rushing attack and the addition of TO will severely limit Ochocinco's production this year. Owens, bigger and more physical receiver will get more looks in the endzone than his puny (in comparison) sidekick. You can get Owens a few rounds after Ocho, and still get similar fantasy production if not better.

Jonathan Stewart-
He's getting crafted really early for someone playing second fiddle. I guess people are banking on Deangelo getting hurt again this year. You can get similar production at a much cheaper rate if you wait a round or two and get either Brandon Jacobs or Marion Barber. Heck, you might even get similar value if you wait a few rounds and draft Thomas Jones.

Larry Fitzgerald-
I really hate to put him on this list because he's such a huge talent, maybe the best receiver in the game today. But Matt Leinart is going to kill Fitzgerald's production this year. I predict 900 yards and 6 TDs … not worthy of someone taken in the 2nd round of most drafts. *** If Derek Anderson emerges as starter, Fitz becomes a top 5 fantasy receiver. He made Braylon Edwards a fantasy beast a few years ago.