Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) calls a play during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Well folks, it’s nearly everyone’s favorite time of year again. Fantasy football draft season is quickly approaching, and I know what your thinking — this is my year. With everyone back to 0-0 and a clean slate across the board you just might be right, it very well could be your year to take home the trophy.
Here at Detroit Jock City, we want to do our best to make sure you do win it all. That is why we will take an in-depth look at who’s hot and who’s not for 2014. Position-by-position we will rank the key players needed for you to either repeat as champ or take the title from your friends for the first time.
Lets get started!
QB, Cleveland Browns
Johnny Football makes our list at 25 because he is a playmaker. He’ll be missing Josh Gordon when the season kicks-off, however Manziel will make things happen, both through the air and with his feet. Manziel expects to start week one, and we have no reason to think otherwise. The Browns brought him in to play, and he will.
QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Ah, the old game manager Alex Smith. Unspectacular yes, but Smith had a nice season for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 and his production was off the charts the last five weeks of the season. He’s a great sleeper QB2 who may carry that end of season production into 2014.
QB, New York Giants
Eli has struggled pretty bad over the last year and a half or so. The Giants have added WR, Odell Beckham Jr. however, so look for Manning to bounce back in 2014.
QB, Baltimore Ravens
Flacco was another guy who was a bit of a disappointment in 2013, He’s a decent QB2 and the Ravens did add Steve Smith in the offseason. Keep in mind though, it’s not 2005 anymore.
QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
McCown did well under Marc Trestman, but in Tampa he’ll be on a week-to-week basis. He has big strong receivers in Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans similar to what he had in Chicago with Marshall and Jeffery, however if he struggles early, the team may make the switch to Mike Glennon.