May 6, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) prepares to throw the ball during rookie minicamp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

2012 Fantasy Football Prospects

Now that the draft is over, and we’ve had time to see team sign free agents, and rookie camps are starting, it’s time to look forward.

Of course I mean to fantasy football. As your resident “Fantasy Expert” I will try my hardest to provide you with the most accurate of scouting tips.

Last year was a shaky one for rookies, and with the exception of Cam, Andy Dalton, Julio Jones (sometimes) and A.J. Green, no one proved to me they were Fantasy starters. You may disagree, and it is your job to do so, but this draft could have many more Fantasy Starters than last year’s class.

So with all the formalities thrown aside, let’s take a look at your Top Prospects from the 2012 NFL Draft Class.

Robert Griffin III QB Washington Redskins

The Redskins have begun building a dynasty with RG3 at the helm. He has an amazing arm, and he is a former track star. I project him to have a similar season to Cam Newton’s rookie season, but not as productive. Look for around 3000 yards passing and 500 yards rushing with total of about 26 touchdowns. He’s going to be around for most of the draft so you can probably wait until the later rounds to grab him as a backup.

Coby Fleener TE Indianapolis Colts

Fleener was one of the best TE’s in the nation last year, and projects perfectly into the NFL. Add to that the fact that his NFL QB is the same person as his college QB and you have a fantasy dream. If Luck performs the way everyone thinks he will, Fleener will benefit the most. I project him as a late round guy that helps you when you need it.

Kendall Wright WR Tennessee Titans

Many of the so called “experts” think that Wright’s production was just a byproduct of RG3, but Wright is the real deal. He’s going to be a great 3rd receiver for any fantasy team with the current situation in the Titans locker room. Both Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker are amazing QB’s. Hasselbeck has the experience and Locker has the vitality. I expect Wright to fill the elusive flex position.

Doug Martin RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs need an every down back, and Blount can’t fill that role. So, they went out and drafted Martin. Martin was a solid down for a pass happy offense, showing that he has promise in the pass happy NFC South. He will be able to fight for a starting position, and luckily RB’s have the easiest transition to the NFL. If he can make the transition he will be a solid pick up in the mid to late rounds as a #2 back for any Fantasy team.

I figured I would start out light, and leave more for another time. Plus, besides the solid players, such as these 4, we don’t even know who is starting for each team.

When depth charts are released I will have a better understanding for who to start.

Thanks for taking the time to read today, and good luck this season.

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