Falcons to pick in Fantasy Land

After piling up 1,699 yards and 17 touchdowns, Michael Turner will be a high pick in most fantasy drafts. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)

After piling up 1,699 yards and 17 touchdowns, Michael Turner will be a high pick in most fantasy drafts. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)

FANTASY LAND There is a notion out there that Fantasy Football is for geeks.

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It’s not about individual stats. Not about how many yards someone can throw for or how many touchdown passes a player can catch.

But since half of the world has a fanstasy team and are about to draft, I thought we’d do a public service here and at least tell you where to pick the Falcons at.

The Pro Football Weekly came in the mail the other day and they have a draft board.

We’ll give their top five and where the Falcons stack up:

Falcons QB Matt Ryan is not a fantasy superstar yet. He has to toss more touchdown passes. He had 16 last season. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)

Falcons QB Matt Ryan is not a fantasy superstar yet. He has to toss more touchdown passes. He had 16 last season. (ROBIN BUCKSON/Detroit News)

Quarterbacks: 1. Drew Brees, New Orleans; 2. Tom Brady, New England; 3. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis; 4. Kurt Warner, Arizona; 5. Aaron Rodger, Green Bay. 10. Matt Ryan, Falcons.

Running backs: 1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; 2. Michael Turner, Atlanta; 3. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville; 4. Matt Forte, Chicago; 5. LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego. 47. Jerious Norwood, Falcons.

Wide receivers: 1. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona; 2. Andre Johnson, Houston; 3. Randy Moss, New England; 4. Steve Smith, Carolina; 5. Calvin Johnson, Detroit. 7. Roddy White, Falcons. 45. Michael Jenkins, Falcons. *86. Harry Douglas, Falcons (injured – out for season.)

Tight ends: 1. Jason Witten, Dallas; 2. Antonio Gates, San Diego; 3. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons; 4.Dallas Clark, Indianapolis; 5. Owen Daniels, Houston.

Placekickers: 1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England; 2 Rob Bironas, Tennessee; 3. Kris Brown, Houston; 4.David Akers, Philadelphia; 5. Josh Brown, St. Louis. 9. Jason Elam, Falcons.

Defenses/Special teams: 1. Pittsburgh. 2. New York Giants. 3. Baltimore. 4. Tennessee. 5. Philadelphia.

24. Falcons

FALCONS IN THE PFW TOP 150 OVERALL

2. Michael Turner, RB

26. Roddy White, WR

46. Tony Gonzalez, TE

59. Matt Ryan, QB

118. Jerious Norwood, RB

132. Michael Jenkins, WR

When is your league’s draft? Who are you picking first? What’s your strategy? How many fantasy titles have you won? What’s the name of your team?

14 comments Add your comment

ddawgdavis

August 27th, 2009
8:05 am

Um… First?? You gotta go RB then WR.

honest_abe

August 27th, 2009
9:17 am

got to have the draft after pre season..
if i had first pick i’d take ap all day.
get a #1 rb first then get the next best qb on the board.
i finished 2nd two years ago.
my team’s name is “7-1 last 8″

Blaze

August 27th, 2009
10:21 am

I’m currently in 3 leagues. I got Michael Turner 3rd overall in 1 of leagues; I was ecstatic when he fell to me. RB/WR has to be your strategy this year becuase after the stud WR the position really falls off.

Craig

August 27th, 2009
10:23 am

My team name is “Quinn Ojinnaka”

Draft isn’t until next week, so I have no clue what I’m going to do. I do think I want Jenkins amongst the Falcons though – I expect him to be a good value pick…oh, and Vincent Jackson for sure.

matt r

August 27th, 2009
10:33 am

In football… “It’s not about individual stats.” I completely agree which is why I prefer fantasy baseball, which honestly is a sport about individual matchups and indvidual stats. Chances are when you assemble a great fantasy baseball team they would be great in real life… with football there are too many other factors. Hanley Ramirez’s stats won’t be affected if his left tackle has a season-ending injury.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 27th, 2009
2:57 pm

CRAIG: I like that nickname.

Bullseye

August 27th, 2009
5:00 pm

Big Ray

August 27th, 2009
7:15 pm

I don’t play fantasy football. Too much time spent bloggin’. :)

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Big Ray

August 28th, 2009
5:53 am

I’m glad William Moore will get his shot to play in the next two preseason games. I’ve been waiting to see him get his shot.

Sidbury is coming along fast, and he’s hungry. Gotta love that.

Statesburr

August 28th, 2009
9:04 am

Whoa…..another great blog from Mr. Ledbetter….. you really reached that 3% who play fantasy football and again lose the others waiting on something other than the obvious…. Try reading the Gainesville, Ga news…the guy is pretty good regarding the Falcons.

Klingensmith

August 28th, 2009
1:16 pm

Don’t believe the hype. If you do not pick top 5 in draft go WR in first round. In second round if no other WR drafted draft a WR again. Get 2 of the top 2 or 3 at that position. Superbowl champ here and picked WR first 3 rounds and TE in 4th. Take best player available.

oldbrave

August 28th, 2009
10:01 pm

am in two leagues for this season my fourth years of doing so between the two leagues in three years have won two championships finished second once my first two pics are always best rb avaiable then two best wrs then Qb

Steve

September 6th, 2009
2:29 pm

Every draft I’ve had this year Mojo has gone ahead of Turner. I think with the amount of Turners carries last year is cause for concern, and the fact that Mojo is now Fraud Taylor free.