Fantasy Football Fallout… Triple F. FFF. This is the name of my weekly fantasy football column. As the season is approaching, I know most you are sitting there debating which players are going to ultimately stink up your mediocre team. But fear not, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m here to save you with some realistic fantasy football commentary (hmmmÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ realistic fantasy football).
So the way this column works is simpleÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ In the five weeks leading up to the NFL season, I will be commenting on 5 players (two columns per week). I will tell you things you may not want to hear, but you may learn something. Last but not least, I will offer my personal projections. To make this column fun, I will be using CBS SportslineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Top 50 players as a guide, and commenting on them in reverse order. Also, I have included Buy/Sell ratings relative to draft position (Buy = Draft, Sell = DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Draft)
Rankings #50 – #41
#50 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Willie Parker
One of the most intriguing running backs in football is Fast Willie Parker. Coming out of relative obscurity, he has surpassed all expectations. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got himself two Super Bowl rings, three consecutive years of 1,000 yards rushing, and a great O-Line. Of course, everybody will point to Rashard Mendenhall as the heir-apparent. You know, the same Mendenhall who was put on IR halfway through his first start. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t buy him as a legit threat at all, unless Willie suffers a major injury. Regardless, you can count on Parker missing a game or two in 2009; as he has only played one full season in his career. On the flipside, he did play in 3 playoff games last season.
Conclusion: HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in a contract year.
Rushing: 280 attempts. 1,176 yards. 9 TDs
Receiving: 17 receptions. 120 yards. 1 TD
*** BUY ***