I'm calling it now. Matt Cassel will start more games for the Vikings than Ponder. The quarterback situation will keep this team from reaching the playoffs again.
Everything has been said about Peterson's ridiculous 2012 season. He'll need to be every bit as good this year to get the Vikings back to the playoffs.
If you were in a "guys whose real life teams hope they never see the field" fantasy league, Gerhart might be the No. 1 pick.
Jennings is going to learn awfully quick just how nice he had it playing with Aaron Rodgers. He won't be one of the 30 best fantasy receivers this year.
Patterson is a rookie with speed to burn. You don't want to get tied up with Minnesota's passing game, but watch how they deploy the rookie. He could be worth a cheap pickup later this season.
Simpson isn't even a depth receiver at this point. If you find yourself starting him, it probably means you're in serious trouble.
Rudolph will suffer from the erratic play of Minnesota's quarterbacks this season. On another team, he could be a top-five TE.
I'm not sold on Walsh being one of the best fantasy kickers again this season. That's putting way too much faith in Christian Ponder for my money.
In certian weeks, the Vikings will look like a nice play. After suffering losses in their secondary, though, you won't want to run them out there against the Lions.
Stafford was one of the more inefficient quarterbacks a year ago, but that doesn't matter in fantasy leagues. What does matter is when your top receiver gets tackled at the 1-yard-line five times. Stafford has top-five potential.
Bush has a new home in Detroit, where the Lions' pass-happy offense could be just what he needs.
Bell could actually end up carving himself out a nice role, especially since the Lions can deploy Reggie Bush in so many different ways. He shouldn't be thought of as a starter, but he should be on a roster.
Leshoure is probably the odd man out in the Lions backfield. There isn't a guarantee he appears in the projections all season long.
Johnson : Other Receivers :: Adrian Peterson : Other Running Backs. Somehow, Johnson had just five touchdowns last year. The best season of his career is right on the horizon.
Broyles could end up being a lottery ticket who pays huge this year, though he's not someone you want to start Week 1. The Lions desperately need someone to step up alongside Calvin Johnson.
Burleson is not worth owning this year. If any lottery ticket hits in Detroit, it will likely be Ryan Broyles.
Pettigrew's draft stock fell after a pedestrian 2012, but he remains a capable receiver in a pass-happy offense. He may be in for a bounce-back year.
Scheffler snuck in a few useful fantasy performances last year, but those were largely when Brandon Pettigrew was injured. There's no reason to own him.
Jason Hanson finally called it a career, but the Lions stuck with a reliable veteran in Akers. He had a terrible 2012, but was the top fantasy kicker the previous season.
Detroit may have one of the best defensive lines in the league. They'll give up their fair share of points, and they'll need to play smarter, but they could create some real havoc in the backfield this year.