TOP 40 players in a TD only league

Well to all my loyal fans. I have completed my first draft of the year. It was a TD only league and I went heavy on RBs and WR sleepers. I also did not draft a K and DEF. The main reason for that was because this draft was so early.

I still can tell if some of my sleepers will pan out or get injured. There is still a bit of preseason left and certain players have not solidified their position. Plus there is still a chance of injury. I recommend taking this approach if the league you are in does not require you to draft a legal lineup during the draft. Figure by week one I will know more as to which players are for real. So at that time I drop the two worst fliers I have and grab the best defense and kicker still on the board.

This is obvious but the difference between the #1 kicker and the #32 kicker is minimal. In fact when I do draft kickers I rarely still have them on my roster by week 5. I always grab the hot kicker off the waiver wire (aka Matt Pratter 2008).

Why bother wasting a pick that you know you most likely won’t keep? This opens up another spot to take one of the previous WR sleepers I mentioned. I feel the same way about defenses. Why reach for a defense? You can always pick up the defense that has the better match up week to week. Rarely does it work out to take a defense earlier then the 14th round.

So here is the list that I compiled with another fantasy football flukie. We took the last 3 years and averaged out the amount of TDs they have scored over that period. It is that simple. We did adjust for major changes on the team (new coach, new approach) or a new home for a fantasy player. If there was an injury we averaged out how many TDs they would have had if they stayed healthy.

If they have not been in the league for three years we made an educated fantasy guess. This is a list designed JUST FOR TD ONLY LEAGUES or for leagues with only 1 point for 50 yards. This is KEY to understand because later I will present the same list and it will look dramatically different because it will be designed for PPR leagues.

1- Adrian Peterson
2- Michael Turner
3- Randy Moss
4- Maurice Jones-Drew
5- Deangelo Williams
6- Larry Fitzgerald
7- Brandon Jacobs
8- Calvin Johnson
9- Andre Johnson
10- Steven Jackson
11- Matt Forte
12- Pierre Thomas
13- Lendale White
14- Steve Slaton
15- Brian Westbrook
16- Greg Jennings
17- Steve Smith (CAR)
18- A. Boldin
19- L. Tomlinson
20- Clinton Portis
21- Reggie Wayne
22- Frank Gore
23- M. Colston
24- Terrell Owens
25- Chris Johnson
26- TJ Housh
27- Marion Barber
28- Cedric Benson
29- Ocho Cinco
30- Roddy White
31- Braylon Edwards
32- Roy Williams
33- J. Stewart
34- Ryan Grant
35- Brandon Marshall (I wouldn’t touch him)
36- Larry Johnson
37- Joseph Addai
38- Antonio Gates
39- Dallas Clark
40- Anthony Gonzalez

Bubble players that I have not ranked yet for TD leagues: M. Lynch, K. Moreno, R. Brown, K. Smith, D. Ward, W. Parker, R. Rice, D. McFadden, and T. Hightower. These players could have DRAMATIC impacts on your TD league. If they are there in the 2nd/3rd rounds feel confident to reach for them.

Next I will post the top 10 QB-RB combos and my rationale. I feel getting this combination is imperative. Granted, do not reach to early for this combo but if they fall to you in the right draft sequence it is worth the play. There are some combos that will be available to you in late rounds if you want to try this approach with your backups.

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