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KING'S THINGS: A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE...
Peter King
June 18, 2010
...IS NOT ENOUGH. Fantasy football may not be the real thing, but it still demands extensive study and ongoing research. Here are some thoughts on what to look for
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June 18, 2010

King's Things: A Little Knowledge...

...IS NOT ENOUGH. Fantasy football may not be the real thing, but it still demands extensive study and ongoing research. Here are some thoughts on what to look for

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Total boom-or-bust guy, and Justin Forsett could actually beat him out if Washington's isn't healthy. But the upside is huge if the left leg fracture that Washington suffered last October in Oakland is fully mended. Pete Carroll really wanted him.

4 Joe McKNIGHT, RB, NEW YORK JETS

Just watch Brian Schottenheimer find a way to get him six or eight touchdowns.

5 Eric DECKER, WR, DENVER

Rookie from Minnesota could get five touchdowns on red zone, end zone fades alone.

THE MIKE MARTZ-JAY CUTLER COMBO COULD PRODUCE SOME INCREDIBLE NUMBERS...

AFTER THE BEARS' first minicamp, Martz, the new offensive coordinator in Chicago, told me, "From what I've seen, Jay has no flaws. None. He's got no ego. I'm sure I've not met anyone as intelligent as him at quarterback. He's been a great leader. He can make all the throws. His recognition of the defense at the snap of the ball is freaky, incredible. He sees things the way Kurt [Warner] used to see them. He came to me with a completely open mind about this offense, and every day when I come to work, he's ready to learn. It tickles me. He's bought in so completely." Of course, I know that Cutler led the entire universe in interceptions last year, but in the game of fantasy football, who cares? If you throw for 4,700 yards and 30 touchdowns—and to me those numbers seem like logical projections for Cutler this season—you're Peyton Manningesque in these leagues. Those numbers, obviously, will mean that a Johnny Knox or maybe even a Juaquin Iglesias, if he catches Martz's eye in camp, could put up 10 touchdowns easily.

10 FANTASY THINGS

I Think I Think...

1 I THINK...Charlie Whitehurst would be a very interesting late-round pick. Seattle's going to throw a lot, and I'm not convinced that Matt Hasselbeck's going to be healthy for 12 weeks, never mind 16.

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