Cox Releases His Top 10 NFL Fantasy Football Picks

LIVONIA, MI— As NFL training camps open across the country and Michigan residents prepare for their Fantasy Football drafts, Mike Cox today released his Top-10 Fantasy picks for the 2010 NFL season.

“The only thing I’m looking forward to as much as the Election these days is the start of the NFL season,” said Cox.  “Matt Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Western Michigan University’s Tony Scheffler are giving Lions fans a reason to believe this year but if more than one of them is in the top ten on your fantasy draft board, you’re reaching.”

Cox’s Top 10 NFL Fantasy Draft Picks include:

10. Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions—“Megatron is the top receiver on my board and only partially because I’m a Lions homer,” said Cox.  “With Stafford’s development, I expect a break-out year for Johnson.”

  1. Steven Jackson, RB, St. Louis Rams—“Never seems to matter how poor the team around him is, if he’s healthy Jackson produces.”
  2. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots—“The last time fans expected this little from Tom Brady he launched the most dominant sports dynasty of the last decade.  He’s healthy again and with more tools around him this time.  Look out for the man from Michigan.”
  3. Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars—“Jones-Drew proves the experts wrong every year.  Tough guy with a nose for the end zone.”
  4. Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers—“Gore was the 49ers offense for years.  He needs to stay healthy.”
  5. Michael Turner, RB, Atlanta Falcons—“A consistent producer and a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball, from the goal line or mid-field.”
  6. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints—“Purdue’s short giant is doing the same thing to NFL record books he did to the Big Ten’s.”
  7. Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens—“If Anquan Boldin didn’t move to Baltimore, Rice may have been my number one pick.  The competition for yards and TDs from the WR slot drops him a couple slots.”
  8. Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings—“If Peterson hangs onto the ball this year he could be the top running back in fantasy leagues across the country.”
  9. Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans—“Johnson still isn’t happy with his contract but he reported to camp on time and in great shape.  Defensive backfields across the AFC should be prepared to chase Johnson all over the field.


Cox’s picks are based on standard fantasy scoring in leagues with one starting quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker and one team defense.

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