BY Staff Reports
Monday, December 03, 2012
12/03/12 at 3:35 AM
Our contributors Matt Doyle, James Royal,
Jason Collington and Matt Clayton hand
out advice throughout the fantasy football
1. So where is Andrew Luck going to go in the fantasy draft next season? Early, but I would let someone else reach for him. His four-touchdown performance was nice on Sunday, but it's the only time this season where he's done that. Those rushing touchdowns are going to stop once the Colts draft a decent running back. I don't think he's someone who should go in the first three rounds, but he might make it there after another good year.
2. Why did it take 11 weeks for Cam Newton to wake up? After starring on the list of busts for most of this year, Newton has come out of his slumber to rank near the top of most fantasy points in a week recently. Three passing touchdowns against a bad Kansas City defense is not a surprise, but it is a little late for anyone who drafted him in the first round.
3. I was able to trade for Calvin Johnson this season. I grabbed him right before his current streak of more than 100 yards a game and four straight games with a touchdown. Now he's on pace for career highs in receptions and yardage.
4. Adrian Peterson averaged 10 yards a carry on Sunday. That's not a typo. Since week 7, he has ran for 153, 123, 182, 171, 108 and 210 yards in games. And remember he is still not 100 percent recovered from his torn ligaments in his knee. I think next season he regains his stop as the No. 1 pick in fantasy.
5. I'm not sure what will happen to former Oklahoman and current Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker. He lit up his former team for 12 receptions and 103 yards on Sunday against the Dolphins. He is going to be a free agent after this season. Someone is going to pay for him and they will get someone who hasn't lost a step. Still amazed by how he can get open.
- JASON COLLINGTON
Put on your radar (for 2013)
Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
It's never too early to start thinking about fantasy football in 2013, especially if you have my team. That's why we are looking ahead to players you should consider for next year. Last week, we looked at Montee Ball from Wisconsin and this week we'll focus on Terrance Williams of Baylor.
If many 2013 NFL mock draft experts are right, the Baylor Bears could have a receiver taken in the first round of two straight drafts. Kendall Wright was taken by Tennessee last year and Williams could find his way into the first round in 2013. At 6-2, 205, Williams pulled down 95 catches as a senior for 1764 yards and 12 TDs and has gone over 100 yards receiving in eight games this season.
He's a Biletnikoff Award finalist and a big-play threat averaging 18.5 yards per catch which ranks among the best in the country. If he lands in the right spot - Indianapolis or Seattle for example - Williams could get off to a great start as a rookie and put up some good numbers.
- MATT CLAYTON