The fantasy football 2013 draft is the best way to build the foundation of your team, but there is more to it than that. Once the draft ends, things can change such as the ESPN report on Sept. 3 that the Oakland Raiders have chosen to start Terrelle Pryor as their starting quarterback. This is where the fantasy football 2013 draft cheat sheet waiver pickups come in handy.
Here are some players to look at that might be better that who you drafted in the final rounds of your 2013 fantasy football draft.
Don’t misunderstand this. Terrelle Pryor is not a good quarterback. He is similar to Tim Tebow in his poor throwing mechanics. However, he is similar to Tebow in the fact that he can run the ball, can fire up the Raiders offense, and can move the ball. Pryor can do in Oakland what Tebow did in Denver and that means he is worth owning in most 12-team fantasy football leagues.
No, Brandon Weeden was not great in 2012, but in 2013 he has Norv Turner as his offensive coordinator and that could mean huge things for the young quarterback. He was great at Oklahoma State and has a good arm, he just needs a system he can succeed in and the Browns look to be turning that corner. Some experts are expecting great things from the Browns when it comes to fantasy numbers, so Weeden is worth holding as a backup in most leagues.
Even with Rashard Mendenhall already hurt and Ryan Williams living in the doghouse, most fantasy football drafts saw Stepfan Taylor ignored. He was labeled too slow, but that doesn’t keep him from scoring touchdowns. The Cardinals need someone to carry the ball and Mendenhall is not a strong touchdown machine. Honestly, Taylor is a better player to hold than Andre Elington and Alfonso Smith is nothing special. Taylor could turn some heads this year before all is said and done. He is a solid stash-away player until then.
Don’t ignore rookie Kenny Stills. He will not put up consistent numbers every week because no New Orleans Saints receiver does. However, the Saints loved what they saw in Stills in the preseason and he suddenly is the number three receiver in a Saints offense that does nothing but throw the ball all over the field. He is better to own than Lance Moore and is a spot starter this season.