AFC South 2012 fantasy preview
Let's call the AFC South the running back division. Arian Foster is arguably the No. 1 pick in fantasy, while Chris Johnson used to be, and Maurice Jones-Drew was, at times a year ago. They help balance a dearth at the quarterback position.
With Peyton Manning headed west and No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck taking over in Indy, this is also a division of developing quarterbacks. That makes the running backs all that more important. Johnson should be a lot better without a holdout this go around, while Foster and MJD are going to challenge for the league lead in touches, barring injury.
The QBs might get a boost from some rebounds at the receiver position. Andre Johnson, Kenny Britt and Reggie Wayne can potentially return to the elite again, which would make Matt Schaub, Matt Hasselbeck (or Jake Locker) and Luck sleepers for fantasy owners at the deep quarterback position.
We already have taken our capsule looks at the NFC East, AFC East, NFC North and AFC North. We continue with the AFC South's depth charts, position battles, injury questions and fantasy positional rankings:
1 Matt Schaub HOU
1 Arian Foster HOU
1 Andre Johnson HOU
1 Jared Cook TEN
1 Rob Bironas TEN
1 Texans HOU