P-Tash's Fantasy 12 Pack: Part 5
Over the next several days, I will continue to release my overall player rankings in 12 player increments (by round) in P-tash's Fantasy 12 Packs. In these rankings you will discover the keys to unlock the fantasy football championship in your leagues (unless you play in my leagues, of course). Now, it's Wednesday night (Thursday morning) and we all know what that means. It's time for a 12 pack.
Join us, won't you?
Part 1 (Top 12): https://www.fantasygriddle.com/fantasygriddle/p-tash-s-fantasy-12-pack Part 2 (13-24): https://www.fantasygriddle.com/fantasygriddle/p-tash-s-fantasy-12-pack-part-2 Part 3 (25-36): https://www.fantasygriddle.com/fantasygriddle/p-tash-s-fantasy-12-pack-part-3 Part 4 (37-48): https://www.fantasygriddle.com/fantasygriddle/p-tash-s-fantasy-12-pack-part-4 49. Tom Brady (QB2) - Much like a fine wine Tom Brady just keeps getting better with age. He's 41 years old and coming off a season where he led the league in pass attempts (581) and passing yards (4577) and was 3rd in passing TDS (32). Tom: 1 Time: 0 50. Mark Ingram (RB22) - He slides down the rankings due to the 4 game suspension. He appears to get leaner and faster and more effective each season rushing for 1124 yards and 12 TD last season. Ingram has his role in this high-octane offense and if you can figure out weeks 1-4, he's a great pick. 51. Julian Edelman (WR24) - I love me some suspended assets in Round 5. Minitron has become Bradys favorite target over the years targetting him 151, 135 and 158 targets in his last 3 healthy seasons. Find a WR for weeks 1-4 and it's full steam ahead for Edelman week 5 on. 52. Josh Gordon (WR25) - Who knows? Who really knows what 2018 will bring for Josh Gordon. Hopefully he's ready to play football, because when he is - few are better. His one full healthy season (2013 if you can believe that) was incredible: 87 catches, 1646 yards and 9 TDs. Let's hope this year he recaptures that form.
53. Jamaal Williams (RB23) - The lead running back position in Green Bay is a position of great interest to me each year. You could do a lot worse than the favorite for carries and goal line touches on one the most elite offenses in football. 54. Rex Burkhead (RB24) - Where is Sony Michel? Will the Patriots sign Dez Bryant? Why was Malcolm Butler not on the field in the Super Bowl? All legitimate questions in New England. As long as he's projected as the lead back for the Patriots he has to be considered a back end RB2 and a strong flex play. 55. Russell Wilson (QB3) - The #1 player in all of fantasy football last season with just shy of 4000 yards passing, 586 yards rushing and 37 total TD. Wilson is right in the middle of his prime and there's no reason he can't compete with the numbers he put up last season.
56. Kenyan Drake (RB25) - Adam Gase has a chance to do the right thing here and feed Kenyan Drake the ball while leaving Frank Gore on the bench as a role player. Drake was really effective once Jay Ajayi was shipped to the Eagles, averaging 4.8 yards per carry and 118.8 yards from scrimmage in the final 5 weeks of the season. Do the right thing Adam! 57. Dion Lewis (RB26) - A perfect change of pace complement to the bulldozing Derrick Henry. Lewis was a special player in New England last season playing in all 16 games and rushed for 896 yards and 6 TD while catching another 32 balls out of the backfield. Expect the rushing totals to go down but the receiving work to pick up. 58. Emmanuel Sanders (WR26) - Injuries derailed his 2017, but prior to that he had 3 straight seasons with 137+ targets, 1000+ yards and 5+ TD. He could be the favorite for targets in Denver with Case Keenum taking over at QB. 59. Will Fuller (WR27) - Elite wheels, running a 4.32 forty. He is a favorite target for Deshaun Watson as he put up 7 touchdowns in the first 5 games last season, but really struggled without Watson. 60. Allen Robinson (WR28) - Should slide right into a WR1 role in the Chicago Bears improved offense. He put up elite numbers in 2015 with 80 grabs for 1400 yards and 14 TD with BLAKE BORTLES! He's just 24 years old. Major bounce-back candidate this year after a rough 2016 season followed by a 2017 season where he tore his ACL week 1.