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Buys (Players with the best potential to be the top performer of their position next year)
Sam Bradford – Bradford will finish as a top 10 QB in the upcoming year. I can’t see the Rams taking anyone other than a WR in the first round and Justin Blackmon looks like the guy. Jackson is still there to run the ball and a possible Blackmon – Amendola duo bodes well for Bradford.
Arian Foster – Big shocker here. Arian Foster is undoubtedly the top keeper for next year. The whole offense is basically back, and there’s no one vulturing carries away from him. If the Texans can get a couple of defensive players, Foster could be playing well into January next year.
Jamal Charles – I know I guess I’m not really going out on a limb with the first two, with Charles and Foster 1st and 2nd in the league in yards, but, like Foster, Charles won’t have anyone vulturing too many carries away next year with Jones aging. Matt Cassel will also have another year under his belt, thus throwing for more yards, thus getting more red zone and scoring opportunities.
Mike Wallace – Wallace is quickly becoming the Steelers top receiving option as Hines Ward regresses with age. Wallace is an incredible deep threat, 60 catches for 1257 yards and 10 TDs.
Mike Williams (TB) – Josh Freeman was a great QB this year, with the chance to improve to better than that. As he progresses, so is Mike Williams, and I don’t see any obstacles in their path.
Sells (Top bust candidates)
Michael Vick – Vick is easily the top bust candidate as he wore down, down the stretch. In the process, he showed us the old Michael Vick in the final two games he played in. Vick was great in all that he did this year, but he has such a tough time staying healthy, and I can’t trust his passing ability yet.
Michael Turner – He was great for me a couple years ago as a sleeper pick, but he had over 370 carries that year and missed 5 games the following year. Now this year he is back with over 300 carries and a 4.1 ypc average. I’m not so sure he can keep holding up at 30 years of age next year.
Peyton Hillis – Don’t get me wrong, I love Hillis. He’s one of my favorite players in the league. But combine the fact that in his first two years in the league, he has failed to stay healthy for a whole season, with the fact that he’s a bruising back. This year, he made the field for all 16 games, but had multiple injury concerns. He’s sadly the ultimate setup candidate to be a letdown.
Brandon Lloyd – Lloyd has had Orton throwing him the ball most of the year, but with Tebow going full time, I can’t trust him. That, and the fact that he’s been mediocre at best in his already long career, doesn’t bode well for his future prospects.
Jason Witten – Witten also is a player I love, but he had a resurgence this year that people weren’t expecting. Next year he’s 30, which isn’t much of a deal, but Romo will be back and looking more at Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Roy Williams.