Jordan Cameron


We might only be halfway through the 2013 NFL regular season, but the fantasy football playoffs are quickly approaching for a lot of people around the world. Just like every season, there have been a fair share of overachievers who have helped people pick up wins each week. Here is the best value in fantasy football through nine weeks this season at each major position.


Quarterback – Matthew Stafford


There were certainly a lot of fantasy football owners who were frustrated with the play of Stafford last season. Despite having the best wide receiver in the NFL to throw the ball to, he still struggled and led his team to a dismal 4-12 season.


He has always had a strong arm, but the accuracy has improved in 2013. That has led to him putting up 16 touchdowns already, and just six interceptions. Having Reggie Bush take some pressure off him with a rushing attack helps, but no one outside of stars Peyton Manning and Drew Brees has had a better first half.


Running Back – Knowshon Moreno


No one knew who would get the nod as the featured running back in Denver, but Moreno has done the most with his opportunity to be the best fantasy football option not named Jamaal Charles. One would figure that he would be helped out quite a bit thanks to a lot of receiving yards from Manning, but he only has 287 with one touchdown. His ability to find the end zone (eight touchdowns) has really helped his numbers, and as long as he stays healthy, expect more of the same in the second half.


Wide Receivers – Jordy Nelson


There have not been a ton of surprises in fantasy football at the receiver position, but Nelson has done the most with his opportunity as the top guy in Green Bay. Greg Jennings is no longer in town to steal touches from him, and 649 yards and seven touchdowns have been consistent all season long. It always helps to have Aaron Rodgers on your side, but he has a great chance to be a top five receiver this year.


Tight End – Jordan Cameron


Everyone knew that Jimmy Graham would have a monster season at tight end for the New Orleans Saints, but few could have predicted that Jordan Cameron would be his biggest challenger for the top spot in fantasy football. Despite all the issues at quarterback, Cameron has been able to receive his fair share of targets. He hasn’t really benefited all that much from a crazy amount of touchdowns, so he should maintain his value for the rest of the year.