Engel's Angles: Contenders And Pretenders

Originally Published: December 15, 2004
By Scott Engel | ESPN Games Fantasy Edge
At this time of year, many ESPN analysts are making their well-informed predictions on which NFL teams are "contenders" or "pretenders." Fantasy leaguers should also know which "risky" choices for their lineups fit into either one of those categories. Here's a rundown of the players that could make you a fantasy football playoff pretender or contender for your championship.

Ahman Green -- CONTENDER -- Don't doubt him despite his recent mediocrity. Green is still going to help you land in your championship round if you have continued faith in him. He's simply too talented not to regain his best form as Green Bay makes its division title push.