High Fives: Ready for some football?

Yahoo! Sports' trio of fantasy experts will each offer up, on a regular basis, a look at their top five lists dealing with a variety of topics.

This week's topics: Fantasy football season kicks off with a look at the top 5 players by position, backup plans, comeback kids, worthwhile reaches and the untouchables.


Brandon
Funston


Mike
Harmon


Matt
Romig


Brandon
Funston


Mike
Harmon


Matt
Romig


Brandon
Funston


Mike
Harmon


Matt
Romig


Brandon
Funston


Mike
Harmon


Matt
Romig

Top 5 fantasy QBs for 2005

Top 5 fantasy RBs for 2005

Top 5 fantasy WRs for 2005

Top 5 fantasy TEs for 2005

Top 5 fantasy kickers for 2005

Top 5 fantasy defenses for 2005

Top 5 backups that should be on the fantasy radar for 2005

Top 5 bounce-back players for 2005

Top 5 players you'll reach to attain on Draft Day

Top 5 players you'll look to avoid on Draft Day

Reader response to last week's High Fives
How could you leave Dale Murphy off the list "Top 5 Mr. (insert MLB team name here) players since 1970?" It is a travesty. He was the entire Braves organization for more than a decade. In nearly 2,200 games over 18 seasons (mostly with the Atlanta Braves), this seven-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove winner and two-time NL MVP winner amassed 398 home runs, 1,299 RBIs and more than 2,000 hits. A role model on and off the field, Murphy played the game how it's supposed to be played – with heart and class. – Jay, Auburn, AL

Regarding your "Top 5 Mr. (insert MLB team here) players since 1970," how could you miss Mr. Phillies (and the best 3B ever) Mike Schmidt? I know he wasn't always loved (he tended to be a bit reclusive at times), but he's one of the few bright spots in a long, bad team history. And, secondly, Jay Buhner and Edgar Martinez get nods over Schmidtty? That's just wrong. – Matt, Nyack, NY

Just want to throw kudos out for Garret Anderson. After the many great players that have played for the Angels (Fregosi, Carew, Ryan, Downing) they finally have a true candidate for a future "Top 5 Mr." – Mike, Biloxi, MS

Regarding "Top 5 early-season disappointments who will remain in a funk," how can Mike Harmon say that J.D. Drew is in a terrible slump that he won't come out of? Yeah, he had a bad start, but if you take out the opening week, when he had zero hits in his first 25 at-bats, his batting average is sitting at .317, and his 10 HRs, 35 runs, 28 RBIs and 36 walks are definitely not bad. – Andy, Arizona

Sammy Sosa as Pedro Cerrano from Major League? Please! Cerrano's English was much better … – Trevor, Louisville, NE

I've got to give props to Matt Romig this (past) week for his casting of Alex Rodriguez as Roger Dorn. Selecting a greedy player who eventually buys the team, as Dorn does, was right on point … It's so rare to see such a talented baseball player have so little success with the teams he's on. … Great job, Romig. – Pat, Staten Island, NY

Matt, picking Barry Zito to play the role of Pedro Cerrano may have been the dumbest thing I've ever read while avoiding my day job. How did you come to the conclusion that Zito should be Cerrano? My guess is it's Zito's striking resemblance to a voodoo-believing Cuban who plays right field (in case you were wondering, I'm laying on some pretty thick sarcasm). At least Brandon and Mike picked Latin right fielders who happen to be crazy. – Brian, Chantilly, VA

Uhh, Romig, maybe you didn't quite 'get' the point for casting your own guys for roles in Major League – most notable was your Barry Zito/Pedro Cerrano substitution. Maybe you should go back and watch the movie one more time. – DJ, Whistler, British Columbia

A.J. Pierzynski has to be Jake Taylor. I'd have either David Ortiz or Manny Ramirez play Cerrano, and create a new role for Johnny Damon. Phil Nevin is the only one I can possibly see playing Roger Dorn – he belly-aches over everything. I can't think of a current player to play Willie Mays Hayes – I would find Chuck Carr's number on the speed- dial. "Chuckie hacks on 3-0" is a line that has to be in the movie. Also, I was very impressed that two of the three came up with Derrick Turnbow to play Rick Vaughn, although John Rocker would be the ultimate for that role. – Kurt, Milwaukee, WI

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