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Tony's Top 5 picks in fantasy football

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  September 7, 2011 12:16 PM

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Tony's Top 5

Picks in fantasy football

5
Andre Johnson, WR, Texans. Someone will put up better numbers in 2011, but Johnson is virtually guaranteed for 8-10 touchdowns and 1,200 yards. The others have their ups and downs.
4
Drew Brees, QB, Saints. In the last four years, Brees has thrown for between 4,300 and 5,000 yards with 34, 34, 33 and 34 touchdown passes. He plays indoors. Money.
3
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans. So he missed training camp. So what? The injury to Peyton Manning softens the division and the Titans will be, at worst, decent. Freakish talent.
2
Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings. OK, so maybe the Vikings will stink. Maybe they'll be mediocre. Regardless, he's the best running back in the league. Write in 1,400 yards and 13 touchdowns
1
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers. What, were you expecting Michael Vick? Rodgers doesn't run as much, but he's a far better passer. Don't be shocked by a career year.

Tony's Top 5

Favorite blog entries

5
The final chapter on Teixeira and How Red Sox pitchers work the strike zone Jan. 7, 2009 and July 17, 2009. Some actual reporting – an obsession with Mark Teixeira and the art of pitching.
4
For 2011 Red Sox, there was plenty of blame to go around Oct. 1, 2011. The disgraceful collapse of the Red Sox stoked the fire in all of us.
3
Behind Garnett and James, Celtics and Heat are digging in June 4, 2012. Improbably, the Celtics pushed the Heat to the limit.
2
Thrill is back for Patriots Jan. 30, 2012. Another Super Bowl has even Bill Belichick musing.
1
You’ve got to believe June 15, 2011. On the morning of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, we all had reason to believe.
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Tony Massarotti is a Globe sportswriter and has been writing about sports in Boston for the last 19 years. A lifelong Bostonian, Massarotti graduated from Waltham High School and Tufts University. He was voted the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by his peers in 2000 and 2008 and has been a finalist for the award on several other occasions. This blog won a 2008 EPpy award for "Best Sports Blog".

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