Sunday, July 31, 2011

A great tool that is a common feature if your draft is hosted online is the watch list. A watch list is just a way to keep your eyes on any free agents your thinking about, and all in the same spot. I use this feature commonly, usually I will fill the list with players who I think have a chance of breaking out. The list is mostly filled with running backs and receivers because it is uncommon for a player to break out at any other position although a few will make the list through the season. These are the type of players you should see as free agents after your fantasy football draft. They could be considered deep sleepers.

In this article I will provide you with my watch list on my first 10 team standard 16 slot rosters league, although the list is much deeper than necessary for a 10 team league. Really I'm not a big fan of 10 team leagues with standard rosters, but I usually do one a year and thought I would do one fantasy draft during the NFL lockout for a challenge. Below is my fantasy football watch list as of July 31st, 2011 and a comment for each player.

Running Backs

Rashad Jennings, Jac - MJD is having knee issues and he has shown ability to do well in the NFL.
Darren Sproles, NO - Recently traded to the Saints where he will play the Reggie Bush role.
Willis McGahee, Den - Should get goal line duty and Moreno has been injury prone.
Shane Vereen, NE - If you don't believe in BJGE than this is your guy. In between BJGE and Woodhead in size, he's a rookie.
Tashard Choice, Dal - He will compete with Felix Jones for the starting job, currently he's the underdog.
Justin Forsett, Sea - Lynch really isn't that good, he could be worth a shot as a viable backup.
Le'Ron McLain, Bal - He's a big back who could take over goal line duties in Baltimore with McGahee leaving.
Jalen Parmele, Bal - This is a very deep pick, but I am keeping my eye on both of Rice's backups just in case.

Wide Receivers

Mike-Sims Walker, Stl - He has had issues, this is a new chance for him with a new developing QB, Sam Bradford, and the Rams in 2011.
Anthony Armstrong, Was - Although the Redskins have acquired several receivers during the off-season, Armstrong still has a chance to gain a starting role although the quarterback situation is questionable.
Steve Breaston, KC - He will be the new number two in KC. He will have better QB play than in 2010.
Jason Hill, Jac - Showed some promise at the end of 2011 and could start opposite Mike Thomas.
Jerome Simpson, Cin -  Could land a starting job with Ocho gone, TO injured and possibly leaving.
Josh Morgan, SF - The number two receiver in San Fransisco. He's usually third in targets though behind Crabtree and Davis
Nate Washington, Ten - He's the deep threat in Tennessee. Washington should be the Titans number two receiver.
Donald Driver, GB - He has been written off by many, after battling injuries in 2010 he could bounce back in 2011.
Arrelious Benn, TB - He was drafted before Mike Williams in 2010 but he tore his ACL. He should start opposite Williams this year.
Danny Amendola, Stl - He is the safest of all the Ram's receivers. Mainly a possession guy.
Torrey Smith, Bal - He is a fast rookie receiver, just what the Raven's needed as they had no deep threat.
Danario Alexander, Stl - He is very talented, but he is extremely injury prone. He has had multiple knee surgeries. A very risky pick up.
Jonathan Baldwin, KC - A rookie that is less attractive now that Breaston was signed by KC. Baldwin is a big red zone target. On a running team though.
Mohamed Massaquoi, Cle - Number one receiver in Cleveland. They are mainly a dink, dunk, or rush team which limits his value.
Greg Little, Cle - A converted running back who could fit well into the dink and dunk system.
Patrick Crayton, SD - His status on this list hinges on the status of Malcolm Floyd. If Crayton is the number 2 in SD he has value.
Mark Clayton, Stl - He was one of my favorites to be the starting Rams receiver but, he is still suffering from knee problems.
Devin Aromashodu, Min - Traded to Minnesota from the Bears. If either McNabb or Ponder has a good season, he will too.
Vincent Brown, SD - This rookie is a unlikely to do too much but he could take Crayton's spot as the number two receiver. If Floyd leaves.


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To win we always should observe closely the players. We should also collect information about the injuries, rankings,depth cats etc.

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