Free Subscriber's Contest, can you spot the fantasy football value?

Do you think Patriots second-year WR Julian Edelman is a fantasy football bargain this year?

Recall at the right price, all viable NFL starters become a fantasy value.

Given a $100-million salary cap and 18 roster spots to fill, some managers see Edelman as a bargain in's Free Subscriber Contest. 

With Wes Welker rehabbing from a severe ACL injury suffered last season, Julian Edelman will likely be filling in for Welker in the New England slot for at least a couple of weeks. If Welker suffers a setback or ends up on the PUP list to start the season, Edelman's 2010 fantasy value could increase tremendously. Getting Edelman for 4% of your salary cap could prove to be a true bargain if Edelman gets a number of quality fantasy starts throughout the season.

Speaking of Wes Welker, the currently injured New England WR could present an even larger bargain at $3-million in the Subscriber's Contest. In 2009, Welker finished as the 12th highest scoring WR in standard scoring leagues while missing two full games and the majority of another. His numbers deserve a second look: 126 rec, 1384 total yards, 4TD.   

Given the roster and scoring format of the Subscriber's Contest, one interesting strategy this season is to roster both Welker and Edelman for a combined $7-million. In the Subscriber's Contest your roster contains 5WRs, but only the two highest scoring WRs will be played [automatically] each week. By combining Welker and Edelman, you all but assure yourself of Tom Brady's number 1 target each week.


Still not excited about Julian Edelman?

Perhaps for $8-million Chargers rookie RB Ryan Mathews might be more to your liking. Mathews was the first RB selected in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Chargers new Head Coach Norv Turner, talking about Mathews said: "He's got great speed and vision. What puts him over the top is he's capable of being a very physical runner. Just watching Ryan run in our three rookie-camp practices, he's got great patience, great body control." 

With the loss of franchise icon LaDainian Tomlinson to the Jets, the Chargers will be looking to re-establish the ground game. Turner expects Mathews to be near the 300 touch mark by the end of the season as the primary RB in the Chargers backfield.

By way of comparison Matt Forte, LeSean McCoy, and Ronnie Brown also go for $8-million.

Brett Favre could present tremendous value at $4-million if he returns for another go-round. If he doesn't? Not such a great value. 

Other $4-million QBs include: Matthew Stafford, Carson Palmer, and Vince Young

So who do you like from this group?

As a subscriber, you can compete for free for $3,000 in cold, hard cash.  NOTE: cash cannot be guaranteed cold or hard.





Player Team Pos $
Rodgers, Aaron GB QB 15m
Brees, Drew NO QB 14m
Manning, Peyton IND QB 13m
Brady, Tom NE QB 9m
Rivers, Philip SD QB 9m
Romo, Tony DAL QB 9m
Schaub, Matt HOU QB 8m
Cutler, Jay CHI QB 6m
Kolb, Kevin PHI QB 6m
Flacco, Joe BAL QB 5m
Ryan, Matt ATL QB 5m
Favre, Brett MIN QB 4m
Manning, Eli NYG QB 4m
Palmer, Carson CIN QB 4m
Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB 4m
Stafford, Matthew DET QB 4m
Henne, Chad MIA QB 3m
McNabb, Donovan WAS QB 3m
Bradford, Sam STL QB 2m
Brohm, Brian BUF QB 2m
Campbell, Jason OAK QB 2m
Cassel, Matt KC QB 2m
Clausen, Jimmy CAR QB 2m
Delhomme, Jake CLE QB 2m
Edwards, Trent BUF QB 2m
Feeley, A.J. STL QB 2m
Fitzpatrick, Ryan BUF QB 2m
Freeman, Josh TB QB 2m
Garrard, David JAX QB 2m
Hasselbeck, Matt SEA QB 2m
Leftwich, Byron PIT QB 2m
Leinart, Matt ARI QB 2m
Moore, Matt CAR QB 2m
Orton, Kyle DEN QB 2m
Sanchez, Mark NYJ QB 2m
Smith, Alex SF QB 2m
Tebow, Tim DEN QB 2m
Vick, Michael PHI QB 2m
Wallace, Seneca CLE QB 2m
Young, Vince TEN QB 2m


Player Team Pos $
Johnson, Chris TEN RB 34m
Peterson, Adrian MIN RB 27m
Rice, Ray BAL RB 27m
Gore, Frank SF RB 21m
Jones-Drew, Maurice JAX RB 21m
Jackson, Steven STL RB 15m
Turner, Michael ATL RB 15m
Mendenhall, Rashard PIT RB 14m
Greene, Shonn NYJ RB 13m
Mathews, Ryan SD RB 13m
Williams, DeAngelo CAR RB 13m
Charles, Jamaal KC RB 12m
Benson, Cedric CIN RB 9m
Grant, Ryan GB RB 9m
McCoy, LeSean PHI RB 9m
Moreno, Knowshon DEN RB 9m
Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB 9m
Thomas, Pierre NO RB 9m
Wells, Chris ARI RB 9m
Best, Jahvid DET RB 8m
Forte, Matt CHI RB 8m
Jones, Felix DAL RB 8m
Addai, Joseph IND RB 7m
Brown, Ronnie MIA RB 7m
Barber, Marion DAL RB 6m
Harrison, Jerome CLE RB 6m
Jacobs, Brandon NYG RB 6m
Spiller, C.J. BUF RB 6m
Tate, Ben HOU RB 6m
Bush, Reggie NO RB 5m
McFadden, Darren OAK RB 5m
Williams, Ricky MIA RB 5m
Bradshaw, Ahmad NYG RB 4m
Hardesty, Montario CLE RB 4m
Hightower, Tim ARI RB 4m
Jackson, Fred BUF RB 4m
Jones, Thomas KC RB 4m
Maroney, Laurence NE RB 4m
Portis, Clinton WAS RB 4m
Sproles, Darren SD RB 4m
Tomlinson, LaDainian NYJ RB 4m
Brown, Donald IND RB 3m
Bush, Michael OAK RB 3m
Forsett, Justin SEA RB 3m
Lynch, Marshawn BUF RB 3m
McGahee, Willis BAL RB 3m
Slaton, Steve HOU RB 3m
Taylor, Chester CHI RB 3m
Williams, Carnell TB RB 3m
Bell, Mike PHI RB 2m
Buckhalter, Correll DEN RB 2m
Choice, Tashard DAL RB 2m
Dwyer, Jonathan PIT RB 2m
Faulk, Kevin NE RB 2m
Foster, Arian HOU RB 2m
Hamilton, Lynell NO RB 2m
Hilliard, Lex MIA RB 2m
Jackson, Brandon GB RB 2m
Johnson, Larry WAS RB 2m
Jones, Julius SEA RB 2m
McClain, Le'Ron BAL RB 2m
Morris, Maurice DET RB 2m
Norwood, Jerious ATL RB 2m
Ringer, Javon TEN RB 2m
Scott, Bernard CIN RB 2m
Smith, Kevin DET RB 2m
Snelling, Jason ATL RB 2m
Taylor, Fred NE RB 2m
Ward, Derrick TB RB 2m
Washington, Leon SEA RB 2m


Player Team Pos $
Johnson, Andre HOU WR 20m
Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR 15m
Wayne, Reggie IND WR 14m
Austin, Miles DAL WR 13m
Johnson, Calvin DET WR 13m
Marshall, Brandon MIA WR 13m
Moss, Randy NE WR 13m
White, Roddy ATL WR 13m
Jackson, DeSean PHI WR 12m
Boldin, Anquan BAL WR 9m
Colston, Marques NO WR 9m
Crabtree, Michael SF WR 9m
Jennings, Greg GB WR 9m
Rice, Sidney MIN WR 9m
Smith, Steve NYG WR 9m
Jackson, Vincent SD WR 8m
Smith, Steve L CAR WR 8m
Bowe, Dwayne KC WR 7m
Harvin, Percy MIN WR 7m
Nicks, Hakeem NYG WR 7m
Ochocinco, Chad CIN WR 7m
Sims-Walker, Mike JAX WR 7m
Bryant, Dez DAL WR 6m
Garcon, Pierre IND WR 6m
Maclin, Jeremy PHI WR 6m
Meachem, Robert NO WR 6m
Wallace, Mike PIT WR 6m
Ward, Hines PIT WR 6m
Welker, Wes NE WR 6m
Aromashodu, Devin CHI WR 5m
Driver, Donald GB WR 5m
Moss, Santana WAS WR 5m
Breaston, Steve ARI WR 4m
Britt, Kenny TEN WR 4m
Bryant, Antonio CIN WR 4m
Edelman, Julian NE WR 4m
Edwards, Braylon NYJ WR 4m
Evans, Lee BUF WR 4m
Floyd, Malcom SD WR 4m
Holmes, Santonio NYJ WR 4m
Houshmandzadeh, T.J. SEA WR 4m
Royal, Eddie DEN WR 4m
Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR 4m
Avery, Donnie STL WR 3m
Benn, Arrelious TB WR 3m
Collie, Austin IND WR 3m
Cotchery, Jerricho NYJ WR 3m
Hester, Devin CHI WR 3m
Knox, Johnny CHI WR 3m
Mason, Derrick BAL WR 3m
Massaquoi, Mohamed CLE WR 3m
Tate, Golden SEA WR 3m
Avant, Jason PHI WR 2m
Bennett, Earl CHI WR 2m
Berrian, Bernard MIN WR 2m
Bess, Davone MIA WR 2m
Branch, Deion SEA WR 2m
Burleson, Nate DET WR 2m
Chambers, Chris KC WR 2m
Cribbs, Josh CLE WR 2m
Gaffney, Jabar DEN WR 2m
Gage, Justin TEN WR 2m
Ginn Jr., Ted SF WR 2m
Hartline, Brian MIA WR 2m
Henderson, Devery NO WR 2m
Heyward-Bey, Darrius OAK WR 2m
Holt, Torry NE WR 2m
Jenkins, Michael ATL WR 2m
Jones, Jacoby HOU WR 2m
Jones, James GB WR 2m
Manningham, Mario NYG WR 2m
Morgan, Josh SF WR 2m
Murphy, Louis OAK WR 2m
Naanee, Legedu SD WR 2m
Robinson, Laurent STL WR 2m
Schilens, Chaz OAK WR 2m
Stokley, Brandon DEN WR 2m
Tate, Brandon NE WR 2m
Thomas, Devin WAS WR 2m
Thomas, Mike JAX WR 2m
Wade, Bobby WAS WR 2m
Walter, Kevin HOU WR 2m
Washington, Nate TEN WR 2m
Williams, Mike TB WR 2m
Williams, Roy DAL WR 2m


Player Team Pos $
Clark, Dallas IND TE 8m
Gates, Antonio SD TE 8m
Davis, Vernon SF TE 7m
Finley, Jermichael GB TE 7m
Celek, Brent PHI TE 6m
Gonzalez, Tony ATL TE 6m
Witten, Jason DAL TE 6m
Daniels, Owen HOU TE 5m
Cooley, Chris WAS TE 4m
Miller, Zach OAK TE 4m
Shiancoe, Visanthe MIN TE 4m
Olsen, Greg CHI TE 3m
Winslow, Kellen TB TE 3m
Boss, Kevin NYG TE 2m
Carlson, John SEA TE 2m
Davis, Fred WAS TE 2m
Graham, Daniel DEN TE 2m
Gresham, Jermaine CIN TE 2m
Heap, Todd BAL TE 2m
Keller, Dustin NYJ TE 2m
Miller, Heath PIT TE 2m
Pettigrew, Brandon DET TE 2m
Scheffler, Tony DET TE 2m
Shockey, Jeremy NO TE 2m
Watson, Ben CLE TE 2m
Dickson, Ed BAL TE 1m
Fasano, Anthony MIA TE 1m
Haynos, Joey MIA TE 1m
Hernandez, Aaron NE TE 1m
Lewis, Marcedes JAX TE 1m
Miller, Zachary JAX TE 1m
Moeaki, Tony KC TE 1m
Rosario, Dante CAR TE 1m
Scaife, Bo TEN TE 1m
Thomas, Dave NO TE 1m


Player Team Pos $
Akers, David PHI K 3m
Hartley, Garrett NO K 3m
Kaeding, Nate SD K 3m
Crosby, Mason GB K 2m
Gostkowski, Stephen NE K 2m
Longwell, Ryan MIN K 2m
Barth, Connor TB K 1m
Bironas, Rob TEN K 1m
Brown, Josh STL K 1m
Brown, Kris HOU K 1m
Bryant, Matt ATL K 1m
Buehler, David DAL K 1m
Carpenter, Dan MIA K 1m
Dawson, Phil CLE K 1m
Feely, Jay ARI K 1m
Folk, Nick NYJ K 1m
Gano, Graham WAS K 1m
Gould, Robbie CHI K 1m
Graham, Shayne BAL K 1m
Hanson, Jason DET K 1m
Hauschka, Steven ATL K 1m
Janikowski, Sebastian OAK K 1m
Kasay, John CAR K 1m
Lindell, Rian BUF K 1m
Mare, Olindo SEA K 1m
Nedney, Joe SF K 1m
Nugent, Mike CIN K 1m
Prater, Matt DEN K 1m
Rackers, Neil HOU K 1m
Rayner, Dave CIN K 1m
Reed, Jeff PIT K 1m
Scobee, Josh JAX K 1m
Succop, Ryan KC K 1m
Tynes, Lawrence NYG K 1m
Vinatieri, Adam IND K 1m


Player Team Pos $
Eagles, Philadelphia PHI DEF 4m
Jets, New York NYJ DEF 4m
Packers, Green Bay GB DEF 4m
Ravens, Baltimore BAL DEF 4m
Vikings, Minnesota MIN DEF 4m
49ers, San Francisco SF DEF 3m
Bears, Chicago CHI DEF 3m
Bengals, Cincinati CIN DEF 3m
Cowboys, Dallas DAL DEF 3m
Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT DEF 3m
Bills, Buffalo BUF DEF 2m
Broncos, Denver DEN DEF 2m
Browns, Cleveland CLE DEF 2m
Cardinals, Arizona ARI DEF 2m
Chargers, San Diego SD DEF 2m
Colts, Indianapolis IND DEF 2m
Dolphins, Miami MIA DEF 2m
Falcons, Atlanta ATL DEF 2m
Giants, New York NYG DEF 2m
Patriots, New England NE DEF 2m
Raiders, Oakland OAK DEF 2m
Redskins, Washington WAS DEF 2m
Saints, New Orleans NO DEF 2m
Texans, Houston HOU DEF 2m
Titans, Tennessee TEN DEF 2m
Buccaneers, Tampa Bay TB DEF 1m
Chiefs, Kansas City KC DEF 1m
Jaguars, Jacksonville JAX DEF 1m
Lions, Detroit DET DEF 1m
Panthers, Carolina CAR DEF 1m
Rams, St. Louis STL DEF 1m
Seahawks, Seattle SEA DEF 1m
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