Monday, July 13, 2009

Three week wonder?

Three weeks can be an eternity in fantasy football. Loose 2 or 3 out of your first three matchups of the season, and you could be dead in the water before you even realize what hit you.

That's why Fred Jackson could be an exceptional late-round draft pick. Here's three reasons why:

1. He's slated to start the first three games of the season for Buffalo, while starter Marshawn Lynch serves his NFL suspension.
2. Jackson performed very nicely in Lynch's absence last season. He could conceivably do so well in his early '09 starting gig that he earns continued playing time even after Lynch returns.
3. If you're fortunate enough to face Lynch's owner in the first three weeks, you'll get double the fun of sticking it to him with the guy he should have handcuffed to his RB1 or RB2.

Jackson could turn into a full-season gem, or simply a three-week wonder. Either way, he's absolutely worth a late-middle round draft pick.

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