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.

For more information on Mike Cox’s campaign for Governor, please visit or call the campaign office today at (734) 525-5035.

Mike Cox Highlights Plan to Cut Spending and Taxes, Fight ObamaCare and Illegal Immigration in New TV Ad

LIVONIA, MI— Mike Cox today released the latest television commercial of his gubernatorial campaign, discussing his plan to cut spending and taxes, and fight against ObamaCare  and illegal immigration.  The ad, titled “Tough Enough to Lead Michigan,” begins running today on cable and broadcast networks across Michigan.

“Mike Cox is fighting to cut government spending, cut taxes and protect the Constitution.   Meanwhile, Pete Hoekstra voted to increase spending by over a trillion dollars, opposed legislation to make it harder for illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, and supports increases in the sales tax ,” said Mike Cox 2010 Campaign Manager Stu Sandler.

In addition to skipping key votes that could have helped kill the unconstitutional federal health care takeover, Hoekstra voted to make it easier for illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses.  Cox is challenging ObamaCare in court and has led a coalition of states, challenging President Obama to defend Arizona’s common-sense illegal immigration crackdown.

While Hoekstra has supported an increase in the sales tax and an expansion of the sales tax to services, Cox has adamantly opposed the scheme.  Cox was the first candidate for governor to take the Americans for Tax Reform’s no-tax pledge and has a plan to cut taxes on Michigan job makers and families by $2 billion.

“The last thing Michigan residents need from Lansing is a new sales tax on services like haircuts, dry-cleaning and childcare,” said Cox.  “Instead of finding devastating new ways to take more money from job makers and families, its time Lansing learned to live within its means.  That’s why my plan contains $4 billion in specific spending cuts I will make as governor.”

For more information on Mike Cox’s campaign for Governor or to view the television commercial, please visit or call the campaign office today at (734) 525-5035.