Fantasy football preview 2014: Overrated players

by Michael Baldwin Modified: August 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm •  Published: August 16, 2014

*Calvin Johnson overrated? Megatron, without question, is the best receiver in the NFL but he’s constantly double- and triple-teamed and has scored “only” 17 TDs the past two years. Megatron is a stud but debatable if he’s worthy of a first-round pick.

*San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick threw for only 3,200 and 21 TDs. His legs give him potential, but Kaepernick is outscored nearly every week by opposing QBs, indicating he’s not a slam-dunk starter.

*New England QB Tom Brady makes top 10 lists because of his remarkable career but is coming off a 25-TD season. It could be a sign Brady, 36, is inching towards retirement, but Brady also could bounce back with 30-plus TDs. You make the call.

*Everyone remembers Robert Griffin III’s breakout season but he threw for only 16 TD passes last year. The safe play is RGIII as a backup because it’s risky to make him your starter.

*New Orleans WR Marques Colston, 31, was once a fantasy stud but he slipped across the board last year. Resist taking Colston early.

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by Michael Baldwin
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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