Every season, there always a few overachievers and underachievers when it comes to fantasy football. The question the following year is always about whether or not it was a new trend or a blip on the screen. Here’s a look at three guys who should have a much better 2013 after a rough 2012.
Boy, what a difference a year makes. Last season, Eli was coming off a Super Bowl Championship and a strong end to the 2011 fantasy football season. Fast forward a year, and Manning struggled with consistency while his brother excelled.
Without a healthy Hakeem Nicks, Manning struggled to get much of anything going. He failed to notch 4000 passing yards for the first time since 2008, and he finished outside of the top 10 among quarterbacks. He should return to the top 10 this season though, meaning he is a starter in most leagues.
The Eagles were terrible last season, and after singing a five-year extension in May of 2012, McCoy struggled to get much of anything going during the season. He actually had more receiving touchdowns (3) than rushing touchdowns (2).
McCoy had two great seasons before last year’s disappointment, so there is a chance the 25-year old returns to his old self. Injury scares are somewhat of a concern, but he should be a fine option to get a deal on in Fantasy Football 2013.
Fitzgerald himself did not have a down year in 2012, but the Arizona Cardinals could not find anyone to give him the ball. The Cardinals went out and picked up Carson Palmer, who might not be an elite quarterback, but he should be at least an upgrade.
Despite slowly aging, Fitzgerald is still one of the best wide receivers in the game. As long as he is targeted, he will put up numbers. New head coach Bruce Arians likes to pass, so that is another plus for him.