ReDraft Tier Cheat Sheet
Dolphins’ rookie running back Daniel Thomas will look to make his mark in fantasy football leagues right away, as he attempts to win the starting job. Unless the Dolphins bring in an experienced veteran who will take the job from Thomas (don’t expect that to happen) this kid should see the bulk of the work in the Dolphins backfield.
Pre-free agency, we have Thomas as a 1,000 yard runner and a good bet to score around nine touchdowns on the season if the team should decide to go with a third down back like Darren Sproles to compliment him. I would expect this team to add someone in the mix that can run hard between the tackles, but if Thomas is ready for regular work, he should get the nod.
Thomas is just one of the many players listed in our tier fantasy football cheat sheet for 2011 summer drafts. Other intriguing rookies for fantasy football are Saints Mark Ingram, Colts Dalone Carter, Falcons Julio Jones and Bengals A.J. Green. Sure there are other rookies that will play a role around the league, but I feel the five listed above have the best opportunity to find starting jobs on fantasy rosters for a bulk of the season.
In our tier rankings, you will notice that the tiers are separated by a color coding system. Each new color is a lower level or tier of that position. Many fantasy owners find it to be a successful strategy to grab as many top tier players on their cheat sheet as they can at each position to build a well round group to start the season.
We will be updating this tier cheat sheet throughout the summer as player news will change, especially when you factor in that free agency will take place during the summer. Our updates will be found towards the end of July and before the third week of preseason games, as we’ve found that weekend to be the peak of summer drafts around the web. Good luck in your 2011 fantasy football leagues.