Fantasy football roundtable: Best, worst of first half; future surprises
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As we're just past the halfway point of the season, let's get to some midseason business ...
The other major surprise has been Adrian Peterson's comeback. Around now is when we all thought we'd start seeing the "real" Peterson starting to round into shape. Instead, he's been valuable from Day 1,ranking as the league's third-best back this year so far. A miracle of modern sports medicine and training is what Peterson has been.
And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Legatron, Greg Zuerlein, as a major surprise. Along with fellow rookies Blair Walsh and Justin Tucker this new wave of kickers is revolutionizing the game.
On the opposite side, LeSean McCoy is one of the best players in the league but underperforming for his fantasy supporters due largely to the Eagles' inability to control their turnovers, which has led to a lack of touchdowns. The problem has persisted, and I don't see it going away anytime soon for him, Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson, et al.
Say that they're phasing out Wes Welker, he goes for a dozen catches. Stevan Ridley has the best game for a Pats running back in years, cue Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden. It's just the way it goes. Safely use Brady and Gronkowski every week, and if you have the rest, figure out what you would do and then choose the opposite.