This week we move on to our third division in our series, the AFC South:
QB – Matt Schaub – Schaub has struggled with the injury bug most of his career. If he can stay on the field, he gives the Texans a fighting chance at landing deep in the playoffs.
RB – Arian Foster/Ben Tate – Foster should be among the leagues leading rushers again for 2012. Tate serves as a solid backup.
WR – Andre Johnson/Kevin Walter/Lestar Jean – AJ is a top 5 beast, enough said. Kevin Walter is very average but knows the offense so well and thusly that is why he will start over the rookies. Lestar Jean has been the camp darling so far while AJ sat out with some knee tenderness.
TE – Owen Daniels – Daniels usually slides in the top 6-10 of the tight end’s each year. He should be up for another good season especially if Schaub remains healthy.
QB – Andrew Luck – Luck draws the tough task of replacing Peyton Manning. It will be interesting to see how well his career leads him. He will certainly determine the future of the Colts franchise for at least the next 5 years.
RB – Donald Brown/Delone Carter/Vick Ballard – Brown was the most highly touted of the bunch, yet he has yet to establish himself as the go to guy in Indy for several seasons. Carter also struggled for moments of last season. It will be interesting to see how Ballard fits into the mix.
WR – Reggie Wayne/Austin Collie/Donnie Avery – Wayne came back to be a solid go to guy for Luck in his rookie season. Austin Collie has proven in stretches he can play well too. Avery should add some outside vertical speed to the mix(much like Pierre Garcon).
TE – Coby Fleener/Dwayne Allen – The Colts took the top two tight ends in this years draft. Perhaps they hope to emulate how things are done in New England with Gronkowski and Hernandez.
QB – Blaine Gabbert – The Jags need to come to the fruition that he is not the quarterback of the future here before they set the franchise back too many years.
RB – Maurice Jones-Drew/Rashad Jennings – Even though MJD isn’t in camp now, he will be, and he will still churn out top 10 back numbers. Jennings serves as a capable handcuff.
WR – Justin Blackmon/Laurent Robinson – Well they upgraded big time at the wide receiver position over the offseason. They got the #1WR in the draft in Blackmon. Also added free agent Robinson who had a really decent season for Dallas in 2011 as well. Finally some targets for Gabbert to prove if he is worthy or not.
TE – Marcedes Lewis – Lewis is a decent tight end, but I would only want him to start for me in deeper leagues. He should be bye week filler in most leagues.
QB – Matt Hasselbeck/Jake Locker – I think Locker emerges out of camp victorious in this one. He is much more mobile and can take more of a pounding than old Hass can. Locker is a good dynasty prospect quarterback.
RB – Chris Johnson/Javon Ringer – I am expecting big things from Chris Johnson this season. He has been working hard all offseason with his teammates. Chips on shoulders keep you motivated throughout a season. I expect a big year from CJ2K this year. Ringer will ride the pine all season.
WR – Kenny Britt(le)/Kendall Wright/Nate Washington – Britt just recently had his knee scoped again due to more swelling. That is not a good sign for the perennial IR man. I fully expect Kendall Wright to supplant Britt in 2012 and start with Nate Washington. They should both be great weapons for Locker to throw too.
TE – Jared Cook – Some writers are labeling this guy a top 10 tight end already. He needs to show me much more consistency before I will put him there. Nice dynasty project to have nonetheless.