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A fantasy football perspective

How did you do in your fantasy football draft? Here's a scouting report for this season. Quarterback Tom Brady could be an ace again. About the only thing...

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How did you do in your fantasy football draft? Here's a scouting report for this season.

Quarterback
Tom Brady could be an ace again. About the only thing to worry about — he turned 35 earlier this month.
Category Player
Going up Matt Ryan
Going down Tony Romo
Riskiest Peyton Manning
Sleeper Joe Flacco
Dump him Any New York Jet
Top rookie Andrew Luck
Running backs
Arian Foster had a slow start because of a hamstring problem, but emerged as one of the league's best backs last season.
Category Player
Going up Steven Jackson
Going down Frank Gore
Riskiest Adrian Peterson
Sleeper Ryan Williams
Dump him Shonn Greene
Top rookie Doug Martin
Receivers
Loving Julio Jones of Atlanta? The Falcons are going to be less run-oriented and nobody on their roster can match Jones in skills and speed. Having Roddy White on the other side is a big help, too.
Category Player
Going up Julio Jones
Going down Dwayne Bowe
Riskiest Mike Wallace
Sleeper Titus Young
Dump him Randy Moss
Top rookie Justin Blackmon
Tight ends
Antonio Gates was not happy to be left off the NFL Network's Top 100 players list and Chargers' defensive backs say he took it out on them in camp.
Category Player
Going up Jermaine Gresham
Going down Brent Celek
Riskiest Jason Witten
Sleeper Jacob Tamme
Dump him Owen Daniels
Top rookie Dwayne Allen
Kickers
Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski went an amazing 7 for 10 on field goals from 50-plus yards.
Category Player
Going up Alex Henery
Going down Adam Vinatieri
Riskiest Matt Prater
Sleeper Rob Bironas
Dump him Dan Carpenter
Top rookie Greg Zuerlein
Top 5 defenses
Green Bay led the league with 31 interceptions last year. As long as Aaron Rodgers and Co. are jumping out to leads, opponents have to throw the ball.
Team Bye wk
1. San Francisco 9
2. Green Bay 10
3. New York Giants 11
4. Pittsburgh 4
5. Baltimore 8

Ed Barkowitz, Philadelphia Daily News

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