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Tony's Top 5
Picks in fantasy football
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Best offseason moves in recent Red Sox history
Signing Johnny Damon From 2002-05, Damon averaged 149 games, 16 home runs, 115 runs and 25 steals. His OPS was .803. Rock solid.
Trading for Curt Schilling The piece that put the Red Sox over the top in 2004. Most guys go to New York to win titles. Schilling came here.
Signing David Ortiz In 10 years, he's hit more homers than anybody but Albert Pujols, Adam Dunn or Alex Rodriguez. Jackpot.
Signing Manny Ramirez Find another $100 million free agent contract that lived up to this one. Anywhere. He was worth it.
Trading for Pedro Martinez Since he came in November 1997, only the Braves and Yankees have won more games.
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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