Does Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush merit a ranking within the top 50 fantasy players this year?
On Tuesday, SB Nation's fantasy sports blog, Fake Teams, released their top 50 fantasy football rankings heading into the 2012 NFL season. The big board is built for a 12-to-14 team competitive league, and has several trends that the author, Mike Gallagher, points out in his introduction. The first one he mentions are that nine of the top eleven players are running backs, as Gallagher puts it, because those nine players are "safer" than any of the other running backs.
After that, Gallagher stresses that wide receivers are incredibly deep, with 20 of the final 36 players taking that position. As he writes, "if you can somehow grab two of those nine backs with your first two picks, you're going to be setting yourself up nicely to fill up your roster."
Gallagher also thinks, it might be the right move to wait until rounds six through eight to target a quarterback, with players like Tony Romo, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, and Matt Ryan all available outside the top 50 players.
The real reason I wanted to take a look at the big board, though, is to see if there are any Miami Dolphins players cracking the top 50 fantasy players at this point. And, in fact, one player did (and if you took note of the picture with the article, I bet you can guess who it is...).
Gallagher ranked Reggie Bush as the 39th overall player heading into the fantasy season, and the 15th ranked running back.
Check out the entire Top 50 Big Board to start planning your fantasy football draft.