You're the GM. Well, the Fantasy GM

The NFL season is getting closer and that means all the fantasy nerds (myself included) are geeking up for the fantasy drafts. So, who should you draft off the Falcons roster? The top choices are obviously Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Michael Turner and Tony Gonzalez. Turner is solid selection due to his massive amount of red zone carries. However, I would be hesitant to draft Turner over Ryan. A healthy Matty Ice can dominate defenses and perhaps put up more fantasy points than Turner. So, if we are talking early selection, I am going with Matty Ice.

Lets say it’s a mid round pick and both Gonzalez and White are still on the board. Who do you draft? White had 85 receptions, 1,153 yards and 11 TD’s in 2009. It would appear that after six years in the league White is maturing nicely into a Pro Bowl wide out and I would expect more of the same in 2010. With that being said, Gonzalez is no push over. A future hall of fame player, Tony had a solid year in 2009 with 863 yards and 6 TD’s. Had Matt Ryan remained healthy, Gonzalez might have had a few more TD’s. That being said, I would still call you crazy for not drafting White over Gonzalez.

How crazy are you about Fantasy Football? Who were some of your best and worst draft picks in recent years? Who were some of your biggest bust in Fantasy Football? What do you think about NFL players who play Fantasy Football?

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  • Troy Heinzman

    I’m a big Fantasy Football fan and look forward to my league’s draft day probably more than any day during the football season. All the optimism and hope, before your star player gets hurt and you limp to the finish line with your 4-9 team.

  • Paul

    There’s no way you play fantasy football. I am a huge Matty Ice homer, but you don’t draft him earlier than Turner. In every league (unless they have the ultimate Ryan homer), Turner is a first or 2nd round pick. Matty Ice would go after Brees, Manning, Brady, Rodgers, Matt Schaub, Tony Romo, and Brett Favre. You could take Turner, White, Gonzo, then Ryan in that order through the first 4 rounds and get all 4 of them.

  • Lee Tollison

    I actually won my league last year, but hey what do I know. Granted I traded Turner for Rice mid season.