2013 NFL Fantasy Football: 32 team review and early preview

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2013 Fantasy Football: Review/Preview of All 32 NFL Teams

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We're still a month away from the beginning of the 2013 NFL free agency period, but die-hard fantasy football players know there's no such thing as an offseason. The players cuts, signings and trades that happen after March 12 will have some impact on the fantasy football outlook this season, but for the most part, we already who is going to play where. That means it's never too early to dive in and see exactly what 2013 fantasy football drafts are going to look like and we'll start by examining the 2012 seasons of each NFL teams and their fantasy outlooks heading into 2013.

As mentioned, a lot of names will be moving once free agency begins, but those players will include few, if any, fantasy stars. We know that superstars like Aaron Rodgers are staying put and that specifically, he'll be without top receiver Greg Jennings in 2013. So what will Rodgers' fantasy numbers look like this year compared to last year and all the ones past when Jennings was at his disposal? How will Jennings' departure effect the fantasy valu of the Green Bay Packers' other receivers? These are just two of about a zillion questions we'll answer in this offseason review/preview of all 32 NFL teams.

If you live and breathe fantasy football, we've got everything you need to know for the upcoming season right here, so dive in, take notes and prepare to dominate your 2013 fantasy football league.

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Arizona Cardinals

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Third time around: Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck and…….Kevin Kolb? That will be the next QB new Cardinals HC Bruce Arians has to work with this season. While none of the Arizona QBs instill confidence, Kolb has the best shot to make things work. Who it should really benefit is Larry Fitzgerald. A return to form will likely be in order for the veteran wideout. Since taking the OC role for the Steelers in 2007, no number one wideout under Arians' playcalling has totaled less than 942 yards or six scores. Finally, Fitz will be relevant again, even with Kolb at the helm.

Wells running dry: With RB Beanie Wells in the final year of his contract, 2013 will be his last hurrah to show the league he can avoid injury and stay relevant. Arians has made statements about incorporating more of a screen game, but make no mistake that the focus will be on moving the ball through the air. If defenses fall back on their heels, Wells will make for a nice flex RB, but that's only if all things go the right way and Kolb is able to succeed in Arians' system.

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Atlanta Falcons

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Atlanta Falcons Mattlantis: Matt Ryan has grown by leaps and bounds both on the field and in fantasy land. Though he has hovered around the seven spot among QBs the past three seasons, he racked up his highest fantasy point total of his career in 2012. His 304 points proved to be 31 more than his 2011 total and 52 more than his 2010 total. Roddy White and Julio Jones are just hitting their stride with Ryan at the helm, so expect the Boston College product to continue his success.

Burning out: Though Mike Turner started the 12' season on a roll, the veteran failed to post consecutive double-digit fantasy point totals from Week 6 until the end of the season. He will be in the final year of his contract next season, which will leave Jacquizz Rodgers as the incumbent starter for the 2014 season. Rodgers saw increased time in 12' and he should see even more this year. Turner turned that magical age of 30 this season, so the Falcons are likely to let him walk once the 2013 campaign is over. They won't risk handing the full-time gig over to Rodgers without knowing his true ability to carry a heavy load, so expect his numbers to rise and Turner's to at minimum dip slightly in 2013.

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Baltimore Ravens

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Baltimore Ravens Flying high: Yes, Joe Flacco is now a Super Bowl MVP and proved his mettle during the Ravens' unexpected run to the title. No, he is not going to become a fantasy stud. The QB finished 14th at the position in 2012, and scored more than 17 points in a game just twice after Week 4 of the regular season. It's possible his playoff run has given him more confidence and will serve as a turning point, but the he's still a risk if you plan on depending on him as your No. 1 option. Flacco hasn't finished better than 10th at the position in fantasy scoring since 2009.

Pitta bread: Both Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta are restricted free agents this season. With the franchise tag likely to be used up on either Dannelle Ellerbe or Ed Reed, things could boil down to cost. Pitta carries more production and name value, so he is more likely to find an offer the Baltimore Ravens are not willing to match. Though he finished 7th among all fantasy TEs, don't over-value the BYU product come 2013. The likes of Antonio Gates, Vernon Davis and Aaron Hernandez all finished behind him, something which won't happen next year, even if he does return to the Ravens.

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Buffalo Bills

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Buffalo Bills New blood: Doug Marrone was an offensive line specialist before joining the Syracuse Orangemen as their head coach. Now he gets to test his mettle at the pro level with the Bills. He was able to turn the Syracuse program into a Bowl caliber team, ranking 17th in offense last season. However, the coach hasn't been clear on what the new system will look like. The Bills seem to be taking a page from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and hiring a coach who has been hailed as being "direct". The big question here is will he continue the two back system by splitting time between C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, or will he stick with a favorite? Perhaps more importantly is what the front office decides to do in free agency and the NFL draft. This is an offense which has been anemic in the passing game and needs to find a personality. Bringing in a legitimate No. 2 WR would help Steve Johnson return to 2010 form after hitting a slide the last two years. Outside of Spiller, there are too many question marks to consider until we see a plan in action through every phase of this offseason.

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Carolina Panthers

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Carolina Panthers Three's a crowd: Like most fantasy enthusiasts, I was left scratching my head when the team signed Mike Tolbert. While the former Charger did come in handy at times, DeAngelo Williams led all Panthers running backs with 130 fantasy points for the season, good for 23rd overall. It's unlikely the Panthers will carry all three backs again, and Williams could be the odd man out due to Jonathan Stewart's sizeable contract. If that is the case, then there finally might be a player in this backfield worth starting. If not, avoid the situation.

Carolina who?: It's taken some time, but the Panthers might finally have a receiver worth throwing to not named Steve Smith. Brandon LaFell finished 23rd in most standard fantasy leagues this season, showing continued improvement since his 2010 rookie year. The LSU product racked up highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns, despite starting just 12 games last season. He's still only worthy of No. 3 WR consideration, but Cam Newton has shown a willingness to stay in the pocket and the more comfortable he gets with LaFell, the better the wideout's value. In a division with some of the weakest secondaries, don't be surprised if Lafell breaks into the top 15 next season.

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Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears Jake break: The Bears invested in Brandon Marshall and Michael Bush  but still saw their offense finish 16th in scoring. Losing Greg Olsen proved to be a significant loss for the passing game. Marshall totaled 1,508 yards in 2012 while the next closest receiver (Earl Bennett) came in at just 375 yards. In fact, Marshall alone accounted for over half of all the Bears' passing yards. It's too big of a gap to bridge and too one-dimensional for defensive secondaries. New HC Marc Trestman has been heralded as one of the best quarterback coaches to grace the planet, but if he's going to take Jay Cutler to the next level, then the enigmatic gun-slinger is going to need more weapons. Alshon Jeffery did show flashes of potential, but the Bears are built to win now and will be facing some tough decisions if they want to keep their defense intact. The likes of Martellus Bennett, Jared Cook and Dennis Pitta could all be available, each fully capable of taking the heat off of Marshall while being productive in the red zone. Cutler finished 23rd among all fantasy quarterbacks, largely due to his paltry 19 passing scores. If he gets the help he needs, expect to see a big boost in value for the Vanderbilt product.

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Cincinnati Bengals

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Cincinnati Bengals What Sanu?: Like the situation in Carolina, the Bengals are looking for a compliment to A.J. Green. Unlike Carolina, they might have found in his first season. Mohamed Sanu stole the show from Andrew Hawkins, racking up four scores in three games from Week 10 thru Week 12. While the yardage totals left much to be desired, Sanu emerged as a posession specialist and red-zone target as defenses focused on Green. A stress fracture sidelined the rookie from Week 13 through the end of the season, leaving fantasy owners yearning for more. Although his value will be TD dependent, the Rutgers product will make for a nice pickup as a No. 3 WR with upside. There won't be much hype around him, so you could pluck him up in the middle- to -late rounds.

Firm pick: BenJarvus Green-Ellis was average at best for most the season until he picked up the pace in Week 9, scoring double-digit fantasy points in six of his final eight games. It's no coincidence his hot streak started as Andy Dalton hit a wall in the second-half of the season. The "Law Firm" will be a solid source of production as a No. 2 RB next season, but if Sanu does emerge as the starter from day one, don't expect an increase in total production from the running back.

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Cleveland Browns

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Cleveland Browns Beginning of the End: Rob Chudzinski has proven his abilities to run an offense in Carolina and now gets his first shot as a head coach in Cleveland. A tight end specialist for most of his career, the coach has tutored the likes of Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow and Greg Olsen. The Browns are reportedly not looking to re-sign Ben Watson, so barring a free agent signing, Jordan Cameron could be the next big name you've never heard of. Chudz likes to use his tight ends frequently. Olsen finished with a team-high five TDs last season with the Panthers and was second in both targets and receptions behind Steve Smith. The Browns have serious depth issues at wideout, so expect the tight end to be a big part of the offense. As long as Cameron retains the job, add him to your list of super sleepers and prove to your league what a genius you are.

Not so Rich: Much was made of Trent Richardson entering the season, and though he did finish ninth among all fantasy backs, there are plenty of warning signs. The rookie struggled with injury (as he did in college), and was unable to break off the big run. He failed to carry the big load as well -fellow rookies Alfred Morris and Doug Martin each totaled 300+ carries compared to Richardson's 267 total. On the bright side, he did rack up 11 rushing scores, tying him for fifth-most among running backs. Unless the Browns bring in some serious weapons, T-Rich will be the primary red-zone option. He's a borderline No.1 RB, but he is a must-handcuff in 2013 given his history.

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Dallas Cowboys

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Dallas Cowboys Raiding the playbook: We know Jason Garrett won't be calling the offense in 2013, and that's a good thing. All signs point to current Cowboys OC and former Raiders HC Bill Callahan calling the shots under Garrett's "supervision". During his time with the Raiders as HC, he was content to run the ball often, using a 70/30 splitting of carries between Charlie Garner and Tyrone Wheatley. However, Callahan was quick to turn to the passing game if runs were not effective in early down situations. That should be what we see in 2013, after watching Tony Romo light it up in the second half of the season. It's no coincidence that a change in style came as we watched Romo become visibly frustrated with the sidelines after a poor start. The veteran passed for two or more scores six times in the second half of the season compared to just twice in the first eight games. He also attempted 42 or more passes five times in the second half compared to just two such instances in the first half. With Dez Bryant finally hitting his full potential, expect the pass happy trend to continue -and why not? Romo is in the final year of his contract and will no doubt be willing to prove this offense is nothing without his services. On the flip side, RB Felix Jones should be allowed to test the market this offseason. The Arkansas product has been far from expected and it won't be hard to find a replacement.

Dwayne's world: WR Kevin Ogletree is a free agent who will test the market after having his best season as a pro. He's likely to ask for significantly more money than that of Dwayne Harris' $555,000 dollar 2013 contract. In other words, should Miles Austin be bitten by the annual injury bug, Harris will be a player to target. Perhaps his increase in production during the second half of the season was no coincidence considering the Cowboys needed to find out just what they had in the second-year pro. Harris received 31 targets the last eight games compared to Ogletree's paltry 18 targets. The speedy wideout will be the one to target in the later rounds as a deep sleeper and backup plan if you select Austin.

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Denver Broncos

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Denver Broncos Peyton's place: Yeah, just a few of us fantasy prognosticators got it wrong on Peyton Manning. He proved he was still elite and brought along Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to prove it. Both wideouts finished among the top seven at the position, a trend which should repeat itself next season. Where things went wrong for fantasy owners was the TE position. Jacob Tamme failed to re-create the chemistry he and Manning once had with the Colts. While he did total more yardage than Joel Dreessen, it was Dreessen who totaled more touchdowns. With both players earning nearly 2.5m each this season, it's a situation to avoid since guessing which one to start will be nothing more than a flip of the coin. In the backfield, we could see more of a split between Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno. In seven games, the Georgia product totaled just 22 fewer fantasy points (91) than the 113 points it took McGahee to compile after eleven contests. At 31 years old, McGahee is getting long in the tooth and it might be best for the Broncos to conserve him for an expected playoff run in 2013.

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Detroit Lions

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Detroit Lions The Best for 'Shoure: All signs point to the shifty Jahvid Best making his return from concussion issues in 2013. Expect the back to eat into Mikel Leshoure's carry totals, but for Leshoure to take the reins at the goal line. Should Best be eased back into action, Joique Bell will be able to fill the role effectively once again. Bell is an exclusive-rights free agent, which will demand the three year veteran minimum in order to sign him. Kevin Smith should be allowed to test the market, with little effort -if any- made by the Lions to retain his services.

Return man: Nate Burleson is expected to be ready for camp after fracturing his leg in Week 7 last season. While he will line up across from Calvin Johnson, Ryan Broyles will be the next man up now that Titus Young has been sent packing. It will be Burleson's job to lose, but for owners in keeper or dynasty leagues, Broyles will be one to watch.

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Green Bay Packers

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Green Bay Packers Jetting Jennings: Veteran wideout Greg Jennings is an unrestricted free agent whom the Packers will most likely let test the market. After earning over 3.8 million in 2013/2013, his expected salary pales in comparison to the $666,766 in salary Randall Cobb will make next year. Jennings did suffer from injury issues, but his age and the team’s faith in Cobb will see the youngster lining up opposite Jordy Nelson next season. Depending on where Jennings lands, he might carry some value, but his days as a No. 1 WR are over.

He’s DuJuan: James Starks had a similar finish to the 2011/2012 season, but the team had complete trust in DuJuan Harris as their every down back unlike Starks’ run last year. Cedric Benson and Ryan Grant are both unrestricted free agents, and the low value contracts of both Alex Green and James Starks will allow for the team to address other needs while Harris takes the lead role. The former Jaguar scored no less than eight fantasy points in two of his last three games and took it to another level in the playoffs, scoring in both contests while totaling no less than 64 yards. Barring the Packers signing a back like Ahmad Bradshaw or deciding to retain Benson, consider Harris among the top sleeper candidates for 2013.

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Houston Texans

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Houston Texans Mission failure: It's hard to believe, but Andre Johnson scored double-digit fantasy points just six times all of last season. Which makes it all the more impressive that he finished eighth among all fantasy wideouts last season. Though he totaled just four scores, Johnson became the second player in history with three consecutive seasons of at least 100 catches and 1,500 yards. Forget last season. He is still the stud we expect him to be and it was obvious he did not play through the season at 100% health.

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Indianapolis Colts

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Indianapolis Colts Heir to the throne: T.Y. Hilton might share a famous last name, but he is building an empire of his own. The wideout led all receivers in TDs (7), YPC (17.2), was second in plays of 20+ yards and second in yards per game average. Reggie Wayne still has it, but it's Hilton who is the heir apparent. Donnie Avery is an unrestricted free agent who could find a home elsewhere, leaving a good portion of his 125 targets heading Hilton's way. The Florida International product has the potential to be Andy Luck's side-kick for the long haul, making him a top target in keeper and dynasty leagues. As for standard formats, look for Hilton to improve on his 24th place finish at the position. In the first seven games of 2012, Hilton surpassed 37 yards receiving just once and recorded only one score. The rest of the way, he totaled four games of 78 -plus yards and five scores. He's still safest as a No. 2 WR, but could post Top 15 numbers in 2013 if Avery finds a new home.

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Jacksonville Jaguars

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Jacksonville Jaguars Drew the line: Maurice Jones-Drew followed up a failed holdout by a failed season which saw him lose nine games after a foot injury. Gus Bradley, the new HC who is a defensive mind, has tabbed Jedd Fisch to be his offensive coordinator. Fisch is expected to install a zone blocking scheme for Jones-Drew, a scheme which has been a boon for some and bust for others. In general, the situation might have owners weary about MJD's 2013 potential. However, the veteran is now in the final year of his contract and it will be time to put up or shut up in terms of proving his value for a long-term deal which he can retire on. Remember how we were all worried about his holdout? After not taking part in any organized activities, the back jumped right back into the swing of things, totaling no less than eight fantasy points in four of his first five games. His foot injury shouldn't be an issue come the start of this season, but plenty of owners are sure to shy away from him early. He could be one of the better values as a third round selection.

Repeat performance: Cecil Shorts proved to be the team's top wideout no matter who was throwing him the ball. The second year pro at one point scored in four consecutive contests, en route to finishing as fantasy's 22nd ranked receiver. Most of his production came with Chad Henne under center, so things really can't get worse for the wideout unless the team goes back to Blaine Gabbert. At best, the Jags bring in a more accomplished QB such as Alex Smith, and Shorts takes the next step en route to becoming a reliable No. 2 fantasy wideout.

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Kansas City Chiefs

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Kansas City Chiefs Hot spot: The Andy Reid era in KC has officially started. By the team bringing him in, they have transformed the team from one to avoid, to an appealing free agent destination. Dwayne Bowe had stated his intent to stay in town, and he now has good reason to make good on his word. Reid is also likely to lure in a top talent to start opposite Bowe, giving this offense the potential to far exceed their league-worst 169 yards per game passing average. Jamaal Charles will be the player to benefit most from Reid's arrival. Brian Westbrook and LeShaun McCoy were every down backs for the coach and Charles has all the tools necessary to become the next back to thrive in Reid's system. With Peyton Hillis set to test the market, Reid's history points towards the team allowing him to walk while bringing Dexter McCluster back to the running back position. While Charles' total workload might not increase, he won't be facing seven man fronts anymore. A viable passing game will allow the back to see better lanes, leading to better production.

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Miami Dolphins

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Miami Dolphins Swimming upstream: One of the hotter names expected to find a new home this season is Reggie Bush. Bush has proven his ability to handle a full load as a featured back, posting his first consecutive stretch of 900 -plus yards and six scores. With the USC product not likely to return, Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller will fight for the starting job. Both backs were hit and miss when given the chance, but early word is Miller has the inside track on ultimately winning the job. That said, Miami is also one of the teams likely to consider taking a look at Ahmad Bradshaw, so this is a situation which won't be solved until training camp is over.

Flatline: Brian Hartline exploded with a monster 31 point performance in Week 4, but fantasy owners still stuck with him until the end despite notching just one more double-digit performance the rest of the season. The Dolphins are expected to drop some serious cash in free agency, so it's likely they will land a big name wideout. Hartline is himself an unrestricted free agent, but should come at a reasonable enough cost to make sure the Dolphins re-sign him. Hartline should thrive as a No. 2 WR with defenses focused elsewhere. If all things fall into place, Hartline will be one of the best values in 2013 drafts. He was only able to haul in one score last season, and that total is sure to rise once a legitimate threat is signed. Mike Wallace and Greg Jennings are just two of the names Miami is rumored to pursue once free agency kicks off.

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Minnesota Vikings

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Minnesota Vikings Helping hands: Percy Harvin has grown into a force to be reckoned with, scoring double-digit fantasy points in six of his first eight games before an ankle injury ended his season. While he will be ready to go physically, whether or not he decides to play the holdout game will be the main issue. He was willing to push it to a point last offseason, but now that he's in the final year of his contract, things could get serious. Aside from signing the wideout, if  the Vikings don't trade him they will  have to push for a player worthy of complementing Harvin. Jerome Simpson was a huge disappointment and it seems no matter who they bring in, it just won't work. Harvin has still produced despite drawing all the attention, but a dependable sidekick would certainly allow him to find more open space. Harvin is capable of posting No. 1 WR numbers, but his injury risk keeps him safest taken as a borderline No. 2 or 3 wideout in drafts this season.

Rudolph the red zone reindeer: TE Kyle Rudolph finished his breakout campaign with nine scores and a team high 93 targets. The Pro Bowl MVP was Christain Ponder's favorite red-zone target, a trend which is likely to continue with or without Harvin in the lineup. While his 9.3 yards per catch average leaves much to be desired, Rudolph comes at an excellent value. Fantasy's 9th ranked tight end will see the likes of Aaron Hernandez, Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis get drafted before him in drafts this season. Selecting him as the 11th or 12th TE overall will allow owners to focus on other needs but still select a quality end capable of playing with the big boys. If Tony Gonzalez does retire, don't be surprised if Rudolph breaks into the top tier of the position in 2013.

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New England Patriots

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New England Patriots Groundhog Day: After getting the franchise tag last season, wideout Wes Welker is facing the possibility of getting the tag yet again in 2013. Working in his favor of a long-term deal is what it would cost to tag the veteran --around $11.4 million. Either way, it's unlikely the Pats will let him walk, especially with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez back to full health. If he somehow does find another home, Julian Edelman becomes an excellent value in the middle -to- late rounds. It won't take much for the Kent State product to find success as defenses focus on the Pats' dynamic TE duo. The 174 targets potentially vacated by Welker will have to go somewhere, right?

Talented Mr. Ridley: Stevan Ridley certainly proved he can carry the load, notching 12 touchdowns to go with 1,263 yards rushing. While common sense says he is likely to reach those numbers again, I'm not buying it. Those 1,293 yards rank him 4th all time for the Patriots organization and his 12 scores tie him for fifth. Furthermore, no running back has posted consecutive 1,000 -plus rushing seasons during the Tom Brady era (since 2000). It's the NFL and things are always evolving, but a healthy trio of Welker, Hernandez and Gronk will likely keep Ridley from breaking the pattern. Be careful not to drink the punch when it comes to Ridley in 2013.

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New Orleans Saints

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New Orleans Saints Marching back in: With things returning to normalcy, expect the Saints to return to their high scoring ways this season. Darren Sproles couldn't repeat his 2011 magic, finishing 22nd among all fantasy running backs. Lance Moore quietly finished 20th among fantasy wideouts, racking up 1,041 yards and six scores. While he makes for a good flex play, there are simply too many weapons to trust him in your starting lineup each week. Moore failed to post consecutive double-digit fantasy performances throughout the season and only surpassed 70 yards receiving five times. Presuming Sproles returns to form and Jimmy Graham stays healthy all season, Moore becomes the fourth option on this offense. That doesn't even take into consideration the potential for David Thomas to see more playing time in two-tight end sets after proving his worth subbing in for Graham while he dealt with injury. Overall, it will be the usual suspects for this team in 2013, with Sproles providing the best bang for your buck on draft day.

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New York Giants

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New York Giants The hangover: The Giants just couldn't get in sync during 2012, partly due to the injury bug which seemed to come at the worst times. While Ahmad Bradshaw believes the door is open for a return, the writing on the wall says otherwise. The team received a pleasant surprise in Andre Brown after expecting it would be David Wilson who would be the heir apparent to Bradshaw. Now the Giants have two capable backs, each of whom averaged 5.0 or more yards per carry last season. While good for the team, fantasy enthusiasts will be faced with what could be another dreaded timeshare situation. Both backs totaled nearly the exact same amount of carries (73/70), and each finished with nearly the same amount of rushing yards (385/358). Pick them up for depth during the bye weeks, but it might be best to avoid them unless someone wins the job outright in camp. As for the passing game, it was a down year for anyone not named Victor Cruz. Hakeem Nicks will return to form, but his draft stock might take a hit given his recent health struggles.

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New York Jets

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New York Jets Three ring: While the circus still hasn't officially packed up and left (Tim Tebow's still on the roster), there will still be cause for concern during free agency. Reports are that Shonn Greene will not be re-signed by the team, which leaves Bilal Powell as the back to target in 2013 drafts. Greene had his best season as a pro to date, but there are only a select few landing spots which would allow him to keep his value for owners in keeper or dynasty leagues. As for Powell, he wasn't much more spectacular than Greene, averaging 4.0 yards per carry compared to Greene's 3.9 average. That said, a bulk of the issue for both backs was the lack of a threat in the passing game. With Jeremy Kerley emerging as a threat and Santonio Holmes set to return, Powell will see much better lanes as defenses will not be stacking the box and bull-rushing the backfield. While most owners will shy away from drafting Jets players until the middle rounds, Powell and Holmes might be worth the risk selecting a little bit ahead of their projected draft slots.

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Oakland Raiders

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Oakland Raiders Continuity issues: Every season brings a new set of changes in Oaktown, and this one already has rumblings of another. Given Carson Palmer's struggles, the rumor mill has been churning out the potential for Terrelle Pryor to take over at quarterback. That said, fuhghetaboutit! The Raiders are not about to have a $13 million dollar backup. From a fantasy perspective, no Raider wideout broke the top thirty in 2012 and there is no reason to expect a change this season. The only viable draft target in the passing game will be Brandon Myers, who finished 10th among all fantasy tight ends. Presuming he re-signs with the team, he will likely slide down a few notches in 2013. The likes of Antonio Gates, Vernon Davis and Aaron Hernandez all finished below him, something which is not going to happen this year. Draft him as one of the top back ups to your stud.

Lost cause?: Fantasy owners were once again burned by Darren McFadden last season. The back finished 28th and averaged a miserable 3.3 yards per carry. Things should change in 2012. He's in the final season of his contract, one which dwarfs the totals of Marcel Reece and Mike Goodson. Goodson will also be free to test the market this season, which leaves Reece as the only player sure to return. Reece will be a must-handcuff given Run DMC's issues, but don't be surprised if this is the season he puts it all together. Money is one hell of a motivator and McFadden isn't too far removed from comparissons to former Arkansas teammate Felix Jones. This is his last shot to earn another big payday despite falling short of earning it. Jones -also a free agent, might be willing to re-unite with McFadden if Goodson does indeed leave town. The Raiders offense will be one to watch this year. They have one of the easiest schedules on tap and the likes of Sebastian Janikowski, Reece, Jacoby Ford and Darrius Heyward-Bey will all be playing for new contracts in 2013.

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Philadelphia Eagles

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Philadelphia Eagles Smart money: For now, Chip Kelly commands the sixth-highest salary on this Eagles squad for the 2013 season. He will be well worth it if he resurrects Mike Vick's career. Vick fits Kelly's offensive style perfectly, which is why he restructured his deal to stay with the team. I was a huge Vick supporter last season, and while I was wrong, it looks like I was just one year too early. Kelly's up-tempo, unpredictable playcalling will no longer leave Vick as a pinata in the backfield, regardless if this offensive line has another miserable season. He's still safest drafted as a No. 2 QB, but the rewards will be significant.

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Pittsburgh Steelers

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Pittsburgh Steelers What can Brown do?: It's looking very unlikely that Mike Wallace will return this season. Outside of Dwayne Bowe and Greg Jennings, there are very few names capable of replacing him. The Steelers will test their luck with Antonio Brown and restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders. Brown ended the season with a touchdown in three straight games, but his abilities as a true No. 1 are shaky. If the organization does not land a top free agent, Sanders has more upside given the limited risk of his draft stock. Another player expected to find a new home is Rashard Mendenhall. Both Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman are restricted free agents, but it's Dwyer who carries the most upside. Presuming the Steelers don't pull a fast one and chase down Ahmad Bradshaw, Dwyer will be the back to target in 2013 drafts.

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St. Louis Rams

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St. Louis Rams On last try: The Rams picked up often troubled Titus Young after the Lions quickly released the wideout. The kid has tremendous talent, but his history will keep owners guarded from drafting him too high this year. There are two reasons to take the risk; Jeff Fischer has a history of controlling bone headed personalities. Albert Haynesworth, Kenny Britt and LenDale White all found success and were reined in under the coach. Secondly, both Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson are unrestricted free agents, which likely means one will not return in 2012. Given the signing of Young and consistent production of Amendola, Gibson is probably the odd man out. If Young wins the job, take a risk on him in the later rounds.

In his court: Steven Jackson has the power to decide if he wants to take the $7 million player option this season. It's rare a player winds up in such a situation, but Jackson holds all the marbles to his future. The veteran has toyed with notions of retirement, but the vibe is he will accept the option and return to the team. If he does return, the days of selecting him as a No. 1 RB are long gone. Since 2009, Jackson has scored fewer fantasy points each year. With Daryl Richardson expected to see an increase in carries, the veteran is no more than a No. 2 RB at best.

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San Diego Chargers

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San Diego Chargers Thunderstruck: It's a critical time for quarterback Philip Rivers. With new HC Mike McCoy expressing his full trust in Rivers, the coach has brought in Ken Whisenhunt to call plays and former QB coach to Peyton Manning, Frank Reich as quarterbacks coach. Danario Alexander is a restricted free agent, but a first round tender will keep him on the roster. The wideout was everything Robert Meachem was supposed to be last season. With Antonio Gates having another season to heal his foot, there is no excuse for Rivers not to succeed. After watching Joe Flacco win the Super Bowl, that chip on Rivers' shoulder is bigger than ever and should be a motivating factor in his success. Alexander will be a great steal on draft day. In just seven games, the wideout totaled four fewer fantasy points than Malcom Floyd, who played in fifteen contests.

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San Francisco 49ers

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San Francisco 49ers Repeat offender: Amazingly, it took Colin Kaepernick scored no less than 14 fantasy points in his seven starts. His ability to score with his feet will have him taken early as a No. 1 quarterback. However, it is important to note he only threw for multiple scores in two of his seven starts. His dependency on rushing scores does carry plenty of risk for a sophomore slump. Defenses will be far more prepared for him the second time around and if he is contained in the running game, his 2013 campaign might not be as magical as expected. It's hard to argue against drafting Kaepernick, but it's harder not to be blinded by his success. The reward is better than the risk, but there is risk!

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Seattle Seahawks

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Seattle Seahawks Next in line: From an offensive perspective, the Seahawks are in great shape. All of their top talents will return in 2013, making Marshawn Lynch an elite pick. For Russel Wilson though, it could be a mixed bag. Unless the team brings in an elite wideout, it's hard to see Wilson surpassing his 275 point total from last season. No Seattle wideout finished in the top thirty in fantasy points at the position. Wilson finished 10th among all quarterbacks, besting the likes of Matt Stafford, Joe Flacco, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Schaub and Eli Manning. All those QBs mentioned have fare more threats offensively and should see bounce-back seasons. The numbers will look appealing come draft day, but don't be fooled. Draft him as an elite back up and nothing more.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roller coaster: It was a tale of two-halves for Josh Freeman last season, going from one of the fantasy elite in the first half to a goat in the second. His overall performance has kept the organization from extending his contract, leaving him with 2013 to prove he's still the future of the franchise. There is reason for hope; Freeman posted career-bests in yards, touchdowns and yards per pass average. Another offseason to work with Vincent Jackson could pay big dividends, but the bottom line is Freeman can't be trusted as your No. 1 quarterback. Despite his issues, Jackson makes for a good low-end No. 1 WR if you decide to address other positions early in drafts. With Jackson thriving, Mike Williams should have no problem repeating his 996 yard, nine score effort. He'll make for a sneaky but effective selection in the middle rounds. As for elite talents, Doug Martin will be asked to carry a heavy load once again, making him a near lock to finish among the top ten at the position in 2013. The only concern is his 300 -plus carry workload. While Martin has proven his durability, LeGarrette Blount will be a must-handcuff given the amount invested in selecting Martin during the first or second round.

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Tennessee Titans

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Tennessee Titans Sneaky values: Not much went right for the Titans last season. Kenny Britt and Jake Locker were both plagued by injuries and Chris Johnson was forced to overcome a very slow start. Mike Muchak was able to save his job, but he is well aware he is on the hot-seat. With everyone back to full health, expect a much more agressive offensive attack this season. Britt will be a name that doesn't generate as much attention as years past, but his ceiling is still worthy of top tier talents. He will be one of the few No. 2 WR selections who can produce No. 1 numbers for owners. The same goes for Johnson. Fantasy's 13th ranked RB had to mend relations with his offensive line, but calling them out worked. After posting just one double-digit performance in his first five games, the speedster put together six straight performances of ten or more points. Having Britt back in the lineup will also keep defenses from stacking the box, something the back saw often last year.

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Washington Redskins

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Washington Redskins He's the one: Alfred Morris finally broke the RBBC trend in Washington, finishing the season fifth among all fantasy running backs for the 2012 season. Like fellow rookie Doug Martin, Morris totaled 300 -plus carries and raked in 1,613 rushing yards. While he's unlikely reach that total in 2013, his 13 touchdowns should again be within reach. A full season for Pierre Garcon also means big things for the back. In games where Garcon started, Morris totaled less than 13 fantasy points only twice. In games where Garcon did not play (6), the back scored 13 -plus points just once. As for RG3 and Garcon...well, if you don't know where they stand, you probably shouldn't be playing fantasy football.

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2013 Fantasy Football: Review/Preview of All 32 NFL Teams

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We're still a month away from the beginning of the 2013 NFL free agency period, but die-hard fantasy football players know there's no such thing as an offseason. The players cuts, signings and trades that happen after March 12 will have some impact on the fantasy football outlook this season, but for the most part, we already who is going to play where. That means it's never too early to dive in and see exactly what 2013 fantasy football drafts are going to look like and we'll start by examining the 2012 seasons of each NFL teams and their fantasy outlooks heading into 2013.

As mentioned, a lot of names will be moving once free agency begins, but those players will include few, if any, fantasy stars. We know that superstars like Aaron Rodgers are staying put and that specifically, he'll be without top receiver Greg Jennings in 2013. So what will Rodgers' fantasy numbers look like this year compared to last year and all the ones past when Jennings was at his disposal? How will Jennings' departure effect the fantasy valu of the Green Bay Packers' other receivers? These are just two of about a zillion questions we'll answer in this offseason review/preview of all 32 NFL teams.

If you live and breathe fantasy football, we've got everything you need to know for the upcoming season right here, so dive in, take notes and prepare to dominate your 2013 fantasy football league.

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Arizona Cardinals

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Third time around: Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck and…….Kevin Kolb? That will be the next QB new Cardinals HC Bruce Arians has to work with this season. While none of the Arizona QBs instill confidence, Kolb has the best shot to make things work. Who it should really benefit is Larry Fitzgerald. A return to form will likely be in order for the veteran wideout. Since taking the OC role for the Steelers in 2007, no number one wideout under Arians' playcalling has totaled less than 942 yards or six scores. Finally, Fitz will be relevant again, even with Kolb at the helm.

Wells running dry: With RB Beanie Wells in the final year of his contract, 2013 will be his last hurrah to show the league he can avoid injury and stay relevant. Arians has made statements about incorporating more of a screen game, but make no mistake that the focus will be on moving the ball through the air. If defenses fall back on their heels, Wells will make for a nice flex RB, but that's only if all things go the right way and Kolb is able to succeed in Arians' system.

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Atlanta Falcons

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Atlanta Falcons Mattlantis: Matt Ryan has grown by leaps and bounds both on the field and in fantasy land. Though he has hovered around the seven spot among QBs the past three seasons, he racked up his highest fantasy point total of his career in 2012. His 304 points proved to be 31 more than his 2011 total and 52 more than his 2010 total. Roddy White and Julio Jones are just hitting their stride with Ryan at the helm, so expect the Boston College product to continue his success.

Burning out: Though Mike Turner started the 12' season on a roll, the veteran failed to post consecutive double-digit fantasy point totals from Week 6 until the end of the season. He will be in the final year of his contract next season, which will leave Jacquizz Rodgers as the incumbent starter for the 2014 season. Rodgers saw increased time in 12' and he should see even more this year. Turner turned that magical age of 30 this season, so the Falcons are likely to let him walk once the 2013 campaign is over. They won't risk handing the full-time gig over to Rodgers without knowing his true ability to carry a heavy load, so expect his numbers to rise and Turner's to at minimum dip slightly in 2013.

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Baltimore Ravens

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Baltimore Ravens Flying high: Yes, Joe Flacco is now a Super Bowl MVP and proved his mettle during the Ravens' unexpected run to the title. No, he is not going to become a fantasy stud. The QB finished 14th at the position in 2012, and scored more than 17 points in a game just twice after Week 4 of the regular season. It's possible his playoff run has given him more confidence and will serve as a turning point, but the he's still a risk if you plan on depending on him as your No. 1 option. Flacco hasn't finished better than 10th at the position in fantasy scoring since 2009.

Pitta bread: Both Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta are restricted free agents this season. With the franchise tag likely to be used up on either Dannelle Ellerbe or Ed Reed, things could boil down to cost. Pitta carries more production and name value, so he is more likely to find an offer the Baltimore Ravens are not willing to match. Though he finished 7th among all fantasy TEs, don't over-value the BYU product come 2013. The likes of Antonio Gates, Vernon Davis and Aaron Hernandez all finished behind him, something which won't happen next year, even if he does return to the Ravens.

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Buffalo Bills

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Buffalo Bills New blood: Doug Marrone was an offensive line specialist before joining the Syracuse Orangemen as their head coach. Now he gets to test his mettle at the pro level with the Bills. He was able to turn the Syracuse program into a Bowl caliber team, ranking 17th in offense last season. However, the coach hasn't been clear on what the new system will look like. The Bills seem to be taking a page from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and hiring a coach who has been hailed as being "direct". The big question here is will he continue the two back system by splitting time between C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, or will he stick with a favorite? Perhaps more importantly is what the front office decides to do in free agency and the NFL draft. This is an offense which has been anemic in the passing game and needs to find a personality. Bringing in a legitimate No. 2 WR would help Steve Johnson return to 2010 form after hitting a slide the last two years. Outside of Spiller, there are too many question marks to consider until we see a plan in action through every phase of this offseason.

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Carolina Panthers

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Carolina Panthers Three's a crowd: Like most fantasy enthusiasts, I was left scratching my head when the team signed Mike Tolbert. While the former Charger did come in handy at times, DeAngelo Williams led all Panthers running backs with 130 fantasy points for the season, good for 23rd overall. It's unlikely the Panthers will carry all three backs again, and Williams could be the odd man out due to Jonathan Stewart's sizeable contract. If that is the case, then there finally might be a player in this backfield worth starting. If not, avoid the situation.

Carolina who?: It's taken some time, but the Panthers might finally have a receiver worth throwing to not named Steve Smith. Brandon LaFell finished 23rd in most standard fantasy leagues this season, showing continued improvement since his 2010 rookie year. The LSU product racked up highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns, despite starting just 12 games last season. He's still only worthy of No. 3 WR consideration, but Cam Newton has shown a willingness to stay in the pocket and the more comfortable he gets with LaFell, the better the wideout's value. In a division with some of the weakest secondaries, don't be surprised if Lafell breaks into the top 15 next season.

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Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears Jake break: The Bears invested in Brandon Marshall and Michael Bush  but still saw their offense finish 16th in scoring. Losing Greg Olsen proved to be a significant loss for the passing game. Marshall totaled 1,508 yards in 2012 while the next closest receiver (Earl Bennett) came in at just 375 yards. In fact, Marshall alone accounted for over half of all the Bears' passing yards. It's too big of a gap to bridge and too one-dimensional for defensive secondaries. New HC Marc Trestman has been heralded as one of the best quarterback coaches to grace the planet, but if he's going to take Jay Cutler to the next level, then the enigmatic gun-slinger is going to need more weapons. Alshon Jeffery did show flashes of potential, but the Bears are built to win now and will be facing some tough decisions if they want to keep their defense intact. The likes of Martellus Bennett, Jared Cook and Dennis Pitta could all be available, each fully capable of taking the heat off of Marshall while being productive in the red zone. Cutler finished 23rd among all fantasy quarterbacks, largely due to his paltry 19 passing scores. If he gets the help he needs, expect to see a big boost in value for the Vanderbilt product.

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Cincinnati Bengals

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Cincinnati Bengals What Sanu?: Like the situation in Carolina, the Bengals are looking for a compliment to A.J. Green. Unlike Carolina, they might have found in his first season. Mohamed Sanu stole the show from Andrew Hawkins, racking up four scores in three games from Week 10 thru Week 12. While the yardage totals left much to be desired, Sanu emerged as a posession specialist and red-zone target as defenses focused on Green. A stress fracture sidelined the rookie from Week 13 through the end of the season, leaving fantasy owners yearning for more. Although his value will be TD dependent, the Rutgers product will make for a nice pickup as a No. 3 WR with upside. There won't be much hype around him, so you could pluck him up in the middle- to -late rounds.

Firm pick: BenJarvus Green-Ellis was average at best for most the season until he picked up the pace in Week 9, scoring double-digit fantasy points in six of his final eight games. It's no coincidence his hot streak started as Andy Dalton hit a wall in the second-half of the season. The "Law Firm" will be a solid source of production as a No. 2 RB next season, but if Sanu does emerge as the starter from day one, don't expect an increase in total production from the running back.

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Cleveland Browns

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Cleveland Browns Beginning of the End: Rob Chudzinski has proven his abilities to run an offense in Carolina and now gets his first shot as a head coach in Cleveland. A tight end specialist for most of his career, the coach has tutored the likes of Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow and Greg Olsen. The Browns are reportedly not looking to re-sign Ben Watson, so barring a free agent signing, Jordan Cameron could be the next big name you've never heard of. Chudz likes to use his tight ends frequently. Olsen finished with a team-high five TDs last season with the Panthers and was second in both targets and receptions behind Steve Smith. The Browns have serious depth issues at wideout, so expect the tight end to be a big part of the offense. As long as Cameron retains the job, add him to your list of super sleepers and prove to your league what a genius you are.

Not so Rich: Much was made of Trent Richardson entering the season, and though he did finish ninth among all fantasy backs, there are plenty of warning signs. The rookie struggled with injury (as he did in college), and was unable to break off the big run. He failed to carry the big load as well -fellow rookies Alfred Morris and Doug Martin each totaled 300+ carries compared to Richardson's 267 total. On the bright side, he did rack up 11 rushing scores, tying him for fifth-most among running backs. Unless the Browns bring in some serious weapons, T-Rich will be the primary red-zone option. He's a borderline No.1 RB, but he is a must-handcuff in 2013 given his history.

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Dallas Cowboys

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Dallas Cowboys Raiding the playbook: We know Jason Garrett won't be calling the offense in 2013, and that's a good thing. All signs point to current Cowboys OC and former Raiders HC Bill Callahan calling the shots under Garrett's "supervision". During his time with the Raiders as HC, he was content to run the ball often, using a 70/30 splitting of carries between Charlie Garner and Tyrone Wheatley. However, Callahan was quick to turn to the passing game if runs were not effective in early down situations. That should be what we see in 2013, after watching Tony Romo light it up in the second half of the season. It's no coincidence that a change in style came as we watched Romo become visibly frustrated with the sidelines after a poor start. The veteran passed for two or more scores six times in the second half of the season compared to just twice in the first eight games. He also attempted 42 or more passes five times in the second half compared to just two such instances in the first half. With Dez Bryant finally hitting his full potential, expect the pass happy trend to continue -and why not? Romo is in the final year of his contract and will no doubt be willing to prove this offense is nothing without his services. On the flip side, RB Felix Jones should be allowed to test the market this offseason. The Arkansas product has been far from expected and it won't be hard to find a replacement.

Dwayne's world: WR Kevin Ogletree is a free agent who will test the market after having his best season as a pro. He's likely to ask for significantly more money than that of Dwayne Harris' $555,000 dollar 2013 contract. In other words, should Miles Austin be bitten by the annual injury bug, Harris will be a player to target. Perhaps his increase in production during the second half of the season was no coincidence considering the Cowboys needed to find out just what they had in the second-year pro. Harris received 31 targets the last eight games compared to Ogletree's paltry 18 targets. The speedy wideout will be the one to target in the later rounds as a deep sleeper and backup plan if you select Austin.

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Denver Broncos

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Denver Broncos Peyton's place: Yeah, just a few of us fantasy prognosticators got it wrong on Peyton Manning. He proved he was still elite and brought along Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to prove it. Both wideouts finished among the top seven at the position, a trend which should repeat itself next season. Where things went wrong for fantasy owners was the TE position. Jacob Tamme failed to re-create the chemistry he and Manning once had with the Colts. While he did total more yardage than Joel Dreessen, it was Dreessen who totaled more touchdowns. With both players earning nearly 2.5m each this season, it's a situation to avoid since guessing which one to start will be nothing more than a flip of the coin. In the backfield, we could see more of a split between Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno. In seven games, the Georgia product totaled just 22 fewer fantasy points (91) than the 113 points it took McGahee to compile after eleven contests. At 31 years old, McGahee is getting long in the tooth and it might be best for the Broncos to conserve him for an expected playoff run in 2013.

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Detroit Lions

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Detroit Lions The Best for 'Shoure: All signs point to the shifty Jahvid Best making his return from concussion issues in 2013. Expect the back to eat into Mikel Leshoure's carry totals, but for Leshoure to take the reins at the goal line. Should Best be eased back into action, Joique Bell will be able to fill the role effectively once again. Bell is an exclusive-rights free agent, which will demand the three year veteran minimum in order to sign him. Kevin Smith should be allowed to test the market, with little effort -if any- made by the Lions to retain his services.

Return man: Nate Burleson is expected to be ready for camp after fracturing his leg in Week 7 last season. While he will line up across from Calvin Johnson, Ryan Broyles will be the next man up now that Titus Young has been sent packing. It will be Burleson's job to lose, but for owners in keeper or dynasty leagues, Broyles will be one to watch.

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Green Bay Packers

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Green Bay Packers Jetting Jennings: Veteran wideout Greg Jennings is an unrestricted free agent whom the Packers will most likely let test the market. After earning over 3.8 million in 2013/2013, his expected salary pales in comparison to the $666,766 in salary Randall Cobb will make next year. Jennings did suffer from injury issues, but his age and the team’s faith in Cobb will see the youngster lining up opposite Jordy Nelson next season. Depending on where Jennings lands, he might carry some value, but his days as a No. 1 WR are over.

He’s DuJuan: James Starks had a similar finish to the 2011/2012 season, but the team had complete trust in DuJuan Harris as their every down back unlike Starks’ run last year. Cedric Benson and Ryan Grant are both unrestricted free agents, and the low value contracts of both Alex Green and James Starks will allow for the team to address other needs while Harris takes the lead role. The former Jaguar scored no less than eight fantasy points in two of his last three games and took it to another level in the playoffs, scoring in both contests while totaling no less than 64 yards. Barring the Packers signing a back like Ahmad Bradshaw or deciding to retain Benson, consider Harris among the top sleeper candidates for 2013.

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Houston Texans

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Houston Texans Mission failure: It's hard to believe, but Andre Johnson scored double-digit fantasy points just six times all of last season. Which makes it all the more impressive that he finished eighth among all fantasy wideouts last season. Though he totaled just four scores, Johnson became the second player in history with three consecutive seasons of at least 100 catches and 1,500 yards. Forget last season. He is still the stud we expect him to be and it was obvious he did not play through the season at 100% health.

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Indianapolis Colts

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Indianapolis Colts Heir to the throne: T.Y. Hilton might share a famous last name, but he is building an empire of his own. The wideout led all receivers in TDs (7), YPC (17.2), was second in plays of 20+ yards and second in yards per game average. Reggie Wayne still has it, but it's Hilton who is the heir apparent. Donnie Avery is an unrestricted free agent who could find a home elsewhere, leaving a good portion of his 125 targets heading Hilton's way. The Florida International product has the potential to be Andy Luck's side-kick for the long haul, making him a top target in keeper and dynasty leagues. As for standard formats, look for Hilton to improve on his 24th place finish at the position. In the first seven games of 2012, Hilton surpassed 37 yards receiving just once and recorded only one score. The rest of the way, he totaled four games of 78 -plus yards and five scores. He's still safest as a No. 2 WR, but could post Top 15 numbers in 2013 if Avery finds a new home.

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Jacksonville Jaguars

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Jacksonville Jaguars Drew the line: Maurice Jones-Drew followed up a failed holdout by a failed season which saw him lose nine games after a foot injury. Gus Bradley, the new HC who is a defensive mind, has tabbed Jedd Fisch to be his offensive coordinator. Fisch is expected to install a zone blocking scheme for Jones-Drew, a scheme which has been a boon for some and bust for others. In general, the situation might have owners weary about MJD's 2013 potential. However, the veteran is now in the final year of his contract and it will be time to put up or shut up in terms of proving his value for a long-term deal which he can retire on. Remember how we were all worried about his holdout? After not taking part in any organized activities, the back jumped right back into the swing of things, totaling no less than eight fantasy points in four of his first five games. His foot injury shouldn't be an issue come the start of this season, but plenty of owners are sure to shy away from him early. He could be one of the better values as a third round selection.

Repeat performance: Cecil Shorts proved to be the team's top wideout no matter who was throwing him the ball. The second year pro at one point scored in four consecutive contests, en route to finishing as fantasy's 22nd ranked receiver. Most of his production came with Chad Henne under center, so things really can't get worse for the wideout unless the team goes back to Blaine Gabbert. At best, the Jags bring in a more accomplished QB such as Alex Smith, and Shorts takes the next step en route to becoming a reliable No. 2 fantasy wideout.

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Kansas City Chiefs

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Kansas City Chiefs Hot spot: The Andy Reid era in KC has officially started. By the team bringing him in, they have transformed the team from one to avoid, to an appealing free agent destination. Dwayne Bowe had stated his intent to stay in town, and he now has good reason to make good on his word. Reid is also likely to lure in a top talent to start opposite Bowe, giving this offense the potential to far exceed their league-worst 169 yards per game passing average. Jamaal Charles will be the player to benefit most from Reid's arrival. Brian Westbrook and LeShaun McCoy were every down backs for the coach and Charles has all the tools necessary to become the next back to thrive in Reid's system. With Peyton Hillis set to test the market, Reid's history points towards the team allowing him to walk while bringing Dexter McCluster back to the running back position. While Charles' total workload might not increase, he won't be facing seven man fronts anymore. A viable passing game will allow the back to see better lanes, leading to better production.

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Miami Dolphins

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Miami Dolphins Swimming upstream: One of the hotter names expected to find a new home this season is Reggie Bush. Bush has proven his ability to handle a full load as a featured back, posting his first consecutive stretch of 900 -plus yards and six scores. With the USC product not likely to return, Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller will fight for the starting job. Both backs were hit and miss when given the chance, but early word is Miller has the inside track on ultimately winning the job. That said, Miami is also one of the teams likely to consider taking a look at Ahmad Bradshaw, so this is a situation which won't be solved until training camp is over.

Flatline: Brian Hartline exploded with a monster 31 point performance in Week 4, but fantasy owners still stuck with him until the end despite notching just one more double-digit performance the rest of the season. The Dolphins are expected to drop some serious cash in free agency, so it's likely they will land a big name wideout. Hartline is himself an unrestricted free agent, but should come at a reasonable enough cost to make sure the Dolphins re-sign him. Hartline should thrive as a No. 2 WR with defenses focused elsewhere. If all things fall into place, Hartline will be one of the best values in 2013 drafts. He was only able to haul in one score last season, and that total is sure to rise once a legitimate threat is signed. Mike Wallace and Greg Jennings are just two of the names Miami is rumored to pursue once free agency kicks off.

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Minnesota Vikings

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Minnesota Vikings Helping hands: Percy Harvin has grown into a force to be reckoned with, scoring double-digit fantasy points in six of his first eight games before an ankle injury ended his season. While he will be ready to go physically, whether or not he decides to play the holdout game will be the main issue. He was willing to push it to a point last offseason, but now that he's in the final year of his contract, things could get serious. Aside from signing the wideout, if  the Vikings don't trade him they will  have to push for a player worthy of complementing Harvin. Jerome Simpson was a huge disappointment and it seems no matter who they bring in, it just won't work. Harvin has still produced despite drawing all the attention, but a dependable sidekick would certainly allow him to find more open space. Harvin is capable of posting No. 1 WR numbers, but his injury risk keeps him safest taken as a borderline No. 2 or 3 wideout in drafts this season.

Rudolph the red zone reindeer: TE Kyle Rudolph finished his breakout campaign with nine scores and a team high 93 targets. The Pro Bowl MVP was Christain Ponder's favorite red-zone target, a trend which is likely to continue with or without Harvin in the lineup. While his 9.3 yards per catch average leaves much to be desired, Rudolph comes at an excellent value. Fantasy's 9th ranked tight end will see the likes of Aaron Hernandez, Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis get drafted before him in drafts this season. Selecting him as the 11th or 12th TE overall will allow owners to focus on other needs but still select a quality end capable of playing with the big boys. If Tony Gonzalez does retire, don't be surprised if Rudolph breaks into the top tier of the position in 2013.

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New England Patriots

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New England Patriots Groundhog Day: After getting the franchise tag last season, wideout Wes Welker is facing the possibility of getting the tag yet again in 2013. Working in his favor of a long-term deal is what it would cost to tag the veteran --around $11.4 million. Either way, it's unlikely the Pats will let him walk, especially with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez back to full health. If he somehow does find another home, Julian Edelman becomes an excellent value in the middle -to- late rounds. It won't take much for the Kent State product to find success as defenses focus on the Pats' dynamic TE duo. The 174 targets potentially vacated by Welker will have to go somewhere, right?

Talented Mr. Ridley: Stevan Ridley certainly proved he can carry the load, notching 12 touchdowns to go with 1,263 yards rushing. While common sense says he is likely to reach those numbers again, I'm not buying it. Those 1,293 yards rank him 4th all time for the Patriots organization and his 12 scores tie him for fifth. Furthermore, no running back has posted consecutive 1,000 -plus rushing seasons during the Tom Brady era (since 2000). It's the NFL and things are always evolving, but a healthy trio of Welker, Hernandez and Gronk will likely keep Ridley from breaking the pattern. Be careful not to drink the punch when it comes to Ridley in 2013.

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New Orleans Saints

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New Orleans Saints Marching back in: With things returning to normalcy, expect the Saints to return to their high scoring ways this season. Darren Sproles couldn't repeat his 2011 magic, finishing 22nd among all fantasy running backs. Lance Moore quietly finished 20th among fantasy wideouts, racking up 1,041 yards and six scores. While he makes for a good flex play, there are simply too many weapons to trust him in your starting lineup each week. Moore failed to post consecutive double-digit fantasy performances throughout the season and only surpassed 70 yards receiving five times. Presuming Sproles returns to form and Jimmy Graham stays healthy all season, Moore becomes the fourth option on this offense. That doesn't even take into consideration the potential for David Thomas to see more playing time in two-tight end sets after proving his worth subbing in for Graham while he dealt with injury. Overall, it will be the usual suspects for this team in 2013, with Sproles providing the best bang for your buck on draft day.

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New York Giants

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New York Giants The hangover: The Giants just couldn't get in sync during 2012, partly due to the injury bug which seemed to come at the worst times. While Ahmad Bradshaw believes the door is open for a return, the writing on the wall says otherwise. The team received a pleasant surprise in Andre Brown after expecting it would be David Wilson who would be the heir apparent to Bradshaw. Now the Giants have two capable backs, each of whom averaged 5.0 or more yards per carry last season. While good for the team, fantasy enthusiasts will be faced with what could be another dreaded timeshare situation. Both backs totaled nearly the exact same amount of carries (73/70), and each finished with nearly the same amount of rushing yards (385/358). Pick them up for depth during the bye weeks, but it might be best to avoid them unless someone wins the job outright in camp. As for the passing game, it was a down year for anyone not named Victor Cruz. Hakeem Nicks will return to form, but his draft stock might take a hit given his recent health struggles.

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New York Jets

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New York Jets Three ring: While the circus still hasn't officially packed up and left (Tim Tebow's still on the roster), there will still be cause for concern during free agency. Reports are that Shonn Greene will not be re-signed by the team, which leaves Bilal Powell as the back to target in 2013 drafts. Greene had his best season as a pro to date, but there are only a select few landing spots which would allow him to keep his value for owners in keeper or dynasty leagues. As for Powell, he wasn't much more spectacular than Greene, averaging 4.0 yards per carry compared to Greene's 3.9 average. That said, a bulk of the issue for both backs was the lack of a threat in the passing game. With Jeremy Kerley emerging as a threat and Santonio Holmes set to return, Powell will see much better lanes as defenses will not be stacking the box and bull-rushing the backfield. While most owners will shy away from drafting Jets players until the middle rounds, Powell and Holmes might be worth the risk selecting a little bit ahead of their projected draft slots.

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Oakland Raiders

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Oakland Raiders Continuity issues: Every season brings a new set of changes in Oaktown, and this one already has rumblings of another. Given Carson Palmer's struggles, the rumor mill has been churning out the potential for Terrelle Pryor to take over at quarterback. That said, fuhghetaboutit! The Raiders are not about to have a $13 million dollar backup. From a fantasy perspective, no Raider wideout broke the top thirty in 2012 and there is no reason to expect a change this season. The only viable draft target in the passing game will be Brandon Myers, who finished 10th among all fantasy tight ends. Presuming he re-signs with the team, he will likely slide down a few notches in 2013. The likes of Antonio Gates, Vernon Davis and Aaron Hernandez all finished below him, something which is not going to happen this year. Draft him as one of the top back ups to your stud.

Lost cause?: Fantasy owners were once again burned by Darren McFadden last season. The back finished 28th and averaged a miserable 3.3 yards per carry. Things should change in 2012. He's in the final season of his contract, one which dwarfs the totals of Marcel Reece and Mike Goodson. Goodson will also be free to test the market this season, which leaves Reece as the only player sure to return. Reece will be a must-handcuff given Run DMC's issues, but don't be surprised if this is the season he puts it all together. Money is one hell of a motivator and McFadden isn't too far removed from comparissons to former Arkansas teammate Felix Jones. This is his last shot to earn another big payday despite falling short of earning it. Jones -also a free agent, might be willing to re-unite with McFadden if Goodson does indeed leave town. The Raiders offense will be one to watch this year. They have one of the easiest schedules on tap and the likes of Sebastian Janikowski, Reece, Jacoby Ford and Darrius Heyward-Bey will all be playing for new contracts in 2013.

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Philadelphia Eagles

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Philadelphia Eagles Smart money: For now, Chip Kelly commands the sixth-highest salary on this Eagles squad for the 2013 season. He will be well worth it if he resurrects Mike Vick's career. Vick fits Kelly's offensive style perfectly, which is why he restructured his deal to stay with the team. I was a huge Vick supporter last season, and while I was wrong, it looks like I was just one year too early. Kelly's up-tempo, unpredictable playcalling will no longer leave Vick as a pinata in the backfield, regardless if this offensive line has another miserable season. He's still safest drafted as a No. 2 QB, but the rewards will be significant.

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Pittsburgh Steelers

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Pittsburgh Steelers What can Brown do?: It's looking very unlikely that Mike Wallace will return this season. Outside of Dwayne Bowe and Greg Jennings, there are very few names capable of replacing him. The Steelers will test their luck with Antonio Brown and restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders. Brown ended the season with a touchdown in three straight games, but his abilities as a true No. 1 are shaky. If the organization does not land a top free agent, Sanders has more upside given the limited risk of his draft stock. Another player expected to find a new home is Rashard Mendenhall. Both Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman are restricted free agents, but it's Dwyer who carries the most upside. Presuming the Steelers don't pull a fast one and chase down Ahmad Bradshaw, Dwyer will be the back to target in 2013 drafts.

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St. Louis Rams

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St. Louis Rams On last try: The Rams picked up often troubled Titus Young after the Lions quickly released the wideout. The kid has tremendous talent, but his history will keep owners guarded from drafting him too high this year. There are two reasons to take the risk; Jeff Fischer has a history of controlling bone headed personalities. Albert Haynesworth, Kenny Britt and LenDale White all found success and were reined in under the coach. Secondly, both Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson are unrestricted free agents, which likely means one will not return in 2012. Given the signing of Young and consistent production of Amendola, Gibson is probably the odd man out. If Young wins the job, take a risk on him in the later rounds.

In his court: Steven Jackson has the power to decide if he wants to take the $7 million player option this season. It's rare a player winds up in such a situation, but Jackson holds all the marbles to his future. The veteran has toyed with notions of retirement, but the vibe is he will accept the option and return to the team. If he does return, the days of selecting him as a No. 1 RB are long gone. Since 2009, Jackson has scored fewer fantasy points each year. With Daryl Richardson expected to see an increase in carries, the veteran is no more than a No. 2 RB at best.

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San Diego Chargers

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San Diego Chargers Thunderstruck: It's a critical time for quarterback Philip Rivers. With new HC Mike McCoy expressing his full trust in Rivers, the coach has brought in Ken Whisenhunt to call plays and former QB coach to Peyton Manning, Frank Reich as quarterbacks coach. Danario Alexander is a restricted free agent, but a first round tender will keep him on the roster. The wideout was everything Robert Meachem was supposed to be last season. With Antonio Gates having another season to heal his foot, there is no excuse for Rivers not to succeed. After watching Joe Flacco win the Super Bowl, that chip on Rivers' shoulder is bigger than ever and should be a motivating factor in his success. Alexander will be a great steal on draft day. In just seven games, the wideout totaled four fewer fantasy points than Malcom Floyd, who played in fifteen contests.

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San Francisco 49ers

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San Francisco 49ers Repeat offender: Amazingly, it took Colin Kaepernick scored no less than 14 fantasy points in his seven starts. His ability to score with his feet will have him taken early as a No. 1 quarterback. However, it is important to note he only threw for multiple scores in two of his seven starts. His dependency on rushing scores does carry plenty of risk for a sophomore slump. Defenses will be far more prepared for him the second time around and if he is contained in the running game, his 2013 campaign might not be as magical as expected. It's hard to argue against drafting Kaepernick, but it's harder not to be blinded by his success. The reward is better than the risk, but there is risk!

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Seattle Seahawks

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Seattle Seahawks Next in line: From an offensive perspective, the Seahawks are in great shape. All of their top talents will return in 2013, making Marshawn Lynch an elite pick. For Russel Wilson though, it could be a mixed bag. Unless the team brings in an elite wideout, it's hard to see Wilson surpassing his 275 point total from last season. No Seattle wideout finished in the top thirty in fantasy points at the position. Wilson finished 10th among all quarterbacks, besting the likes of Matt Stafford, Joe Flacco, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Schaub and Eli Manning. All those QBs mentioned have fare more threats offensively and should see bounce-back seasons. The numbers will look appealing come draft day, but don't be fooled. Draft him as an elite back up and nothing more.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roller coaster: It was a tale of two-halves for Josh Freeman last season, going from one of the fantasy elite in the first half to a goat in the second. His overall performance has kept the organization from extending his contract, leaving him with 2013 to prove he's still the future of the franchise. There is reason for hope; Freeman posted career-bests in yards, touchdowns and yards per pass average. Another offseason to work with Vincent Jackson could pay big dividends, but the bottom line is Freeman can't be trusted as your No. 1 quarterback. Despite his issues, Jackson makes for a good low-end No. 1 WR if you decide to address other positions early in drafts. With Jackson thriving, Mike Williams should have no problem repeating his 996 yard, nine score effort. He'll make for a sneaky but effective selection in the middle rounds. As for elite talents, Doug Martin will be asked to carry a heavy load once again, making him a near lock to finish among the top ten at the position in 2013. The only concern is his 300 -plus carry workload. While Martin has proven his durability, LeGarrette Blount will be a must-handcuff given the amount invested in selecting Martin during the first or second round.

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Tennessee Titans

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Tennessee Titans Sneaky values: Not much went right for the Titans last season. Kenny Britt and Jake Locker were both plagued by injuries and Chris Johnson was forced to overcome a very slow start. Mike Muchak was able to save his job, but he is well aware he is on the hot-seat. With everyone back to full health, expect a much more agressive offensive attack this season. Britt will be a name that doesn't generate as much attention as years past, but his ceiling is still worthy of top tier talents. He will be one of the few No. 2 WR selections who can produce No. 1 numbers for owners. The same goes for Johnson. Fantasy's 13th ranked RB had to mend relations with his offensive line, but calling them out worked. After posting just one double-digit performance in his first five games, the speedster put together six straight performances of ten or more points. Having Britt back in the lineup will also keep defenses from stacking the box, something the back saw often last year.

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Washington Redskins

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Washington Redskins He's the one: Alfred Morris finally broke the RBBC trend in Washington, finishing the season fifth among all fantasy running backs for the 2012 season. Like fellow rookie Doug Martin, Morris totaled 300 -plus carries and raked in 1,613 rushing yards. While he's unlikely reach that total in 2013, his 13 touchdowns should again be within reach. A full season for Pierre Garcon also means big things for the back. In games where Garcon started, Morris totaled less than 13 fantasy points only twice. In games where Garcon did not play (6), the back scored 13 -plus points just once. As for RG3 and Garcon...well, if you don't know where they stand, you probably shouldn't be playing fantasy football.

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