Is the AFC West filled with good teams and great fantasy options?
No. No, it isn't.
San Diego - Some people think this offense is going to break out, but I'm not one of them. I have Rivers (#7) in my Top 10 but only Jackson (#19) and Gates (#3) come in on my receiver rankings. Is that enough? Hmmm. The running game is ranked favorably with Tomlinson (#17) and Sproles (#35) both making the list, but how likely is that? Will they really share time? I wouldn't be shocked if Sproles finished at #17 and Tomlinson at #35. This is a tough team to judge.
Denver - This team is going to be good, unless Brandon Marshall (#9) leaves town, which wouldn't surprise me. I like Eddie Royal (#28) too, though his ranking goes down if Marshall leaves. If I like both WRs, I should really like the QB. Kyle Orton ranks at #10. Check. Running back is a mess though. Nobody knows who will start and who will finish. Moreno tops my Broncos' RB draft list at #31, but it's certainly possible (maybe probable) that somebody else (psst..Correll Buckhalter) will be fantasy-worthy.
Kansas City - I am not impressed. Matt Ca$$el (#16) is good and will make a fantastic QB2. But while Kansas City has much better barbeque than Boston, it doesn't have better blocking. Always-grumpy RB Larry Johnson (#22) isn't somebody I'd want to depend on. I do like WRs Bowe (#15) and Engram (#47) though so I don't want to downplay this offense too much. This is a good but not great offense and guys like Cassel and Bowe will provide some great games.
Oakland - The best fantasy player on this team is TE Zach Miller (#12). There you go. QB JaMarcus Russell isn't ranked and only one WR (Darrius Heyward-Bey at #42) makes the rankings. Can the passing game REALLY be that bad? Maybe I'm being too hard on them. RB Darren McFadden (#29) should establish himself this season - but that's what everybody said last season. Justin Fargas (not ranked) could run for 1000 yards again.