C.J. Spiller Saints
.
C.J. Spiller has been full of promise since he came into the league as a first round pick out of Clemson. Other than a brilliant 2012 season Spiller has been largely disappointing. Don’t expect a monster campaign out of the sixth year back unless Mark Ingram succumbs to injury, but he should be heavily targeted in the passing game.
.
Drew Brees has a history of connecting with running backs in the passing game. Reggie Bush caught 294 passes in 60 games (4.9 receptions per game) in his five seasons with Brees. Darren Sproles caught 188 passes in 44 games (4.3 receptions per game) in his three years with Brees. LaDainian Tomlinson caught 283 passes in 63 games (4.5 receptions per game) in his four seasons with Brees. Pierre Thomas had 211 receptions in 58 games (3.6 receptions per game) over the past four seasons. Spiller should be the next in line. Click here if you want to get in on the action for the upcoming NFL season.
.
Spiller has 3,321 yards on 668 carries for an impressive 5.0 yards per carry average. Unfortunately he has managed just 133.6 carries per season with just 12 rushing touchdowns. If he can stay healthy look for 6-8 carries per game for Spiller, which should net somewhere around 500-600 rushing yards with a couple of scores on the ground.
.
Where I anticipate Spiller to do the dames is in the passing game. Spiller has yet to experience quality quarterback play, but that will change with future Hall of Famer Brees. Spiller has 158 receptions in 70 games (2.3 receptions per game) for 1,195 (17.1 yards per game). It would not be surprising to see his reception total per game double with an even larger increase in his yards per game.
.
Spiller should be a solid flex option in PPR leagues with RB2 upside.
.

Amari Cooper camp
.
Here’s the LestersLegends’ look at the 2015 NFL rookie wide receiver class.
.
1. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
Amari Cooper caught 124 passes last year for 1727 yard and 16 touchdowns for Alabama. He’ll be the number one option for the Raiders and should be targeted early and often by Derek Carr.
.
2. Kevin White, Chicago Bears
Kevin White should start opposite of Alshon Jeffery. He caught 109 passes for 1447 yards and 10 touchdowns. Cutler won’t shy away from getting the ball from 6’3″ rookie out of West Virginia.
.
3. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have plenty of production up for grabs after Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy moved on. Nelson Agholor should take some of it. He caught 104 passes for 1313 yards and 12 touchdowns for USC last year.
.
4. Breshad Perriman, Baltimore Ravens
Breshad Perriman should gobble up some of the targets that were directed at Torrey Smith. He had 1044 yards and nine touchdowns on 50 catches at Central Florida. The big play receiver should be a good fit for Joe Flacco.
.
5. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins
DeVante Parker could be slow to start the year because of a foot injury, but could finish strong. He had 855 yards and five touchdowns in six games last year for Louisville.
.
.
Also check out:

.

Melvin Gordon NFL Draft  Todd Gurley NFL Draft
.
Now that the NFL draft is behind us it is time for fantasy football nuts to start breaking down the rookies. Here’s the LestersLegends’ look at the 2015 NFL rookie running back class.
.
1.Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
Melvin Gordon ran for 2,587 yards and 29 touchdowns last year for Wisconsin. He caught 19 passes for an additional 153 yards and three touchdowns. Gordon dominated Nebraska last year for 408 yards and four touchdowns. In 2013 Gordon had 1,609 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’ll tote the rock immediate for the Bolts and should have the biggest impact among rookie running backs.
.
2. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
Todd Gurley is an amazing talent when healthy. His health is his weakness though. Gurley was limited to six games last year, but he managed 911 yards and nine touchdowns. He had 989 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013 despite missing three games. Gurley played the full season as a rookie, which resulted in 1,385 yards and 17 touchdowns. The 6’1″, 222 pound Gurley shouldn’t have much trouble supplanting Tre Mason as the lead back. I prefer Gurley to Gordon in dynasty leagues.
.
3. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
Tevin Coleman has a solid shot of the feature back role for the Falcons. He ran for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns last year for Indiana. Devonta Freeman figures to be more of a third down back.
.
4. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
T.J. Yeldon has to earn carries away from Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson, but clearly he’s the future of the Jaguars’ running game. He ranks third in dynasty leagues. Yeldon 1,272 total yards and 13 touchdowns over the past three years at Alabama. At 6’1″, 226 pounds he should be a force.
.
5. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
Ameer Abdullah lands in a talented offense, but has to share the load with Joique Bell. He ran for 1,611 yards and 19 touchdowns last year and 1,690 and nine scores in 2013. Abdullah averaged 24 catches over the past three years, but Bell will likely handle third down duties.
.
.
Also check out:

.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Press Conference
.
Now that the NFL draft is behind us it is time for fantasy football nuts to start breaking down the rookies. Here’s the LestersLegends’ look at the 2015 NFL rookie quarterback class.
.
1. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jameis Winston threw for 3,907 yards and 25 touchdowns, which was a step back from the 4,057 yard and 40 touchdowns he produced as a freshman. He should hit the ground running with Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson in his arsenal.
.
2. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
Marcus Mariota will have more of an adjustment to the NFL game. He threw for 2,677 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2012, 3,665 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2013 and 4,454 yards and 42 touchdowns last year while averaging 745.7 yards and 9.7 touchdowns on the ground. Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas and Delanie Walker give him some decent options.
.
3. Bryce Petty, New York Jets
Bryce Petty averaged 4,027.5 yards and 30.5 touchdowns over the past two seasons. He ran for 14 touchdowns in 2013. Petty likely won’t get a look this season for the Jets.
.
4. Sean Mannion, St. Louis Rams
Sean Mannion threw for 4.662 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2013, but dipped to 3,164 yards and 15 touchdowns last year. He also isn’t likely to get any run in 2015. Garrett Grayson and Brett Hundley are better dynasty options.
.
.
Also check out:

.


.
Here are the Lester’s Legends tight end rankings for Super Bowl XLIX.
.
1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2. Luke Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
3. Timothy Wright, New England Patriots
4. Michael Hoomanawanui, New England Patriots
5. Tony Moeaki, Seattle Seahawks
.
.
Also check out:

.

Julian Edelman
.
Here are the Lester’s Legends wide receiver rankings for Super Bowl XLIX.
.
1. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
2. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
3. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
4. Jermaine Kearse, Seattle Seahawks
5. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
6. Ricardo Lockette, Seattle Seahawks
.
.
Also check out:

.


Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties