Ok, so do you want the honest truth? In this game of fantasy football, you have to observe and react.
You can’t hold yourself hostage to your already-built preconceptions.
Who am I talking about?
Well, clearly by the title of this article they have to be named Wilson, Wilson and Rodgers, but you may know them as:
Russell Wilson | QB SEA
First off, after you read this entire article, view these Russell Wilson Week 3 preseason highlights. That’s all you need to watch in order to know that, preseason or no preseason, this guy is the real deal. Fact: The Seahawks have scored on 12 out of 18 drives so far this preseason with Wilson under center (6 out of 7 drives alone in Week 3 of the preseason)… Doubt him if you choose, but again, the point of this article is to promote letting go of already-built preconceptions… Rookie QBs can’t do what Cam Newton did, right? Wrong. Don’t assume! Players can’t come out of nowhere named Russell Wilson, or I would have heard about them already, right? Wrong. Kurt Warner and Tom Brady, although they play very differently than Wilson, both came out of nowhere. It happens. React, and stop being mad at yourself that someone else pointed out Wilson’s rise to the spotlight… there is still room on the wagon, so hop on! Realizing when to join in on the hype is part of growing as a fantasy owner, so learn-up! How good can Wilson be? This year? Try top 10-12, maybe better. For the future? Wow, it’s tough to answer that this early on in the preseason, but I wouldn’t be shocked if this kid as every bit as good, for the future, as anyone inside the top 5-10 range (QBs). Check out our 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings and see where we have him slotted… then head over and talk about this crazy-bold predicting on our fantasy football forums!
David Wilson | RB NYG
Ok, after watching David Wilson during Friday night’s preseason outing, I moved this guy up everywhere on our site. Our rankings, our projections, our rookie rankings – everywhere! He has balance, an ability to move through, and around, defenders… he can catch the football more than effectively… he is fast, speedy, shifty and powerful. He is the best runner on that Giants’ roster by far. And, with an oft-injured Ahmad Bradshaw ahead of him, it’s only a matter of time before Wilson has a Kung Fu grip on starter-type touches in New York. Check this out… Wilson has moved all the way up to No. 15 for running backs on our 2012 Full-Season Fantasy Football Projections. Chew on that!
Jacquizz Rodgers | RB ATL
Want this year’s Victor Cruz? You’re looking at him! Yes, they play different positions, but this is your 2012 Rags-to-Riches story right here! First off, Michael Turner looks slow this preseason, and we made comments about him losing a step last year. His speed is getting worse! Turner is 30, the beginning of the end for most NFL rushers, and he has taken a beating over the years, averaging 337+ carries per season in three out of his last four NFL seasons. Jacquizz Rodgers not only has the situation and skill set of a Darren Sproles, I firmly believe that Rodgers is going to eventually be handed starter-type carries as well, which turns him into a more valuable player than even a Sproles. Now, when will that happen? That’s tough to say, as Turner could linger around for a handful of weeks, but my guess is that we see Sproles-like numbers through Week 3-6, and that’s the worst-case scenario all year, but from Week 6 or so on, Rodgers might be a top 10RB. Bold? Crazy? That’s how we roll, and we have the track record to back it up!
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