Fantasy Football All-Stretch Team

      August 12, 2013 @ 05:00:00 PDT

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Here's my Fantasy Football All-Stretch team: basically, those players for whom I'm willing to reach a tad -- with control in terms of tier value -- to boost their Average Draft Position. Join my quest and mess up your league's board.


Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford
Staff value infectious

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions | Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys: Why?

Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals: Here.

Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams | Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals | Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns: Read.

Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins: Click.

Running Back

Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers: I already own him in both the Pros vs. Joes invitational and our Fantasy Analysis Draft, so I hope the knee holds up.

Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals: The exciting three-downer probably won't be on this list for long because you're going to have to pay a premium by the end of August.

Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints: I'd like to call him mine in one of my 4 remaining drafts. Optimistic reports are flooding of camp now that he's healthy. Pierre Thomas might fall back to No. 3 soon.

Andre Brown, New York Giants: Another Pros vs. Joes entry: I don't believe in David Wilson as more than a complementary carrier. (Michael Salfino has some valid evidence proving that point.) Brown, a much better bargain, will do the dirty work, including TDs.

Zac Stacy, St. Louis Rams: With a reportedly open competition, Stacy as an RB4 or 5 could pay off.

Wide Receiver

Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt
The Britt is coming!

Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals | Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals: Here and here.

Kenny Britt and Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans: (1) Finally, Kenny? In Round 7, throw out his average selection. Get him. Downfield danger always makes for a healthy gamble. (2) PPR folks should look at this stealth potential 80-catch sophomore. Either way, both are thankful Dowell Loggains has replaced Chris Palmer.

Vincent Brown, San Diego Chargers: Damn you, Nick.

Tight End

Brandon Myers, New York Giants: Yet another Pros vs. Joes entry makes the list. Eli loves using his tight ends, especially around the end zone. Myers has some of the softest hands in the NFL. Highly undervalued in PPRs so far.

Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns: Norv knows vertical offenses with dominant tight ends. Cameron could develop into the next Antonio Gates.

Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears: I think many will be surprised by how often Bennett will be asked to stay in and block, though there's plenty of chances for him to at least match his 2012 Giants production in this system and remain a legit inside-the-20 target.

Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals: FAD writeup for you....

Rob Housler, Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians enjoyed using the mobile Dwayne Allen last year. The athletic Housler resembles Allen in his "move" designation. Palmer loved throwing to Myers in Oakland last year. Put it all together....

***I almost included Coby Fleener, who has massive breakout potential in his old Stanford O, but I'll have to wait to see how Allen's foot injury checks out. Though Pep Hamilton will use both tight ends frequently, if Fleener and Allen are healthy, I'm hesitant to say Fleener would grow that much in production. Maybe in 2014.

Who am I missing?

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