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Saturday, February 14, 2015

2015 FANTASY FOOTBALL ISSUES: CHAOS AT TOP OF DRAFT AS LE'VEON BELL LIKELY TO BE SUSPENDED 2 GAMES

I hate having the top pick in a fantasy football draft.  The enormous pressure to get the pick right and the fact you have to wait forever for the chance to pick again as round 1 and 2 snake back to you is agonizing.  Thus 2015 is a season I hope to avoid drawing the number 1 card for a few key reasons.  One of the prime candidates to be the number 1 overall pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers' Le'Veon Bell, is now likely facing a two-game suspension due to the marijuana bust from last season.  The fact Bell already goes into the 2015 season with two games gone by the wayside almost completely eliminates him from consideration for the top pick no matter how great he was in 2014.  Bell's suspension now makes De'Marco Murray, Aaron Rodgers, and Antonio Brown look even more attractive with regards to hearing their names called first overall.  Murray of course is a major bust candidate due to his insane workload in 2014 and for his penchant for injuries which will only grow after the insane amount of carries he got last season.  We have seen countless examples of backs who see a sharp drop in their numbers the following year off such a big workload like Murray had and one needs to look no further than LeSean McCoy last season.  McCoy was still very good for his owners but his numbers fell well short of his monstrous 2013 campaign when Chip Kelly fed him the ball at an unending rate.  McCoy seemed to lack explosion and that is fear with Murray.  Throw in the fact we can't imagine Murray staying completely healthy for a second season in a row and one can understand the skepticism.  That leaves Rodgers who once again deserves merit there as the top guy. Or maybe Brown due to his ultra-consistency and major PPR appeal.  Either way this is a debate you really don't want to have this season.

 

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