High Fives: Risky business

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's risky propositions and sure bets, the second coming of Antonio Gates and Brandon Stokley and NFL offensive juggernauts.


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 football gamble picks for '05

Top 5 fantasy football safe-bet picks for '05

Top 5 players most likely to be this year's Antonio Gates (breakout TEs)

Top 5 players most likely to be this year's Brandon Stokley (top No. 3 WRs)

Predict the top 5 scoring offenses in '05

Reader response to last week's High Fives
Yeah, Hoosiers was great, but I still would have to go with Hoop Dreams as the No. 1 basketball movie of all-time. What I don't understand is how you can not include a movie that stars Doctor J, and guest stars Kareem and "Stormin" Norman Nixon: The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh! Definitely a top fiver. – Che, Altadena, CA

Basketball movie High Fives without He Got Game? How can you? Give Ray Allen his props! – Chris, Tulsa, OK

How can you leave out Coach Carter? Yeah, it is a new movie, but it show's you what basketball players in high school go through. Plus, Samuel L. Jackson is a great actor. – Akhil, Ashburn, VA

The columnists for the top 5 high school draft picks should be ashamed. Only one mentioned Tracy McGrady, who should be mentioned ahead of Rashard Lewis and Jermaine O'Neal. And you putzes left a hall-of-famer off this list, the first ever high-schooler: MOSES MALONE! He should be on this list at No. 1 or 2. By the way, I would take Shaun Livingston above "Chocolate Thunder," Darryl Dawkins, who was a great dunker, but not a great player. – Ethan, New York, NY

With all due respect for the carefully worded "High School- to-NBA," couldn't anyone at least give a shout out to Moses Malone. If for nothing else, paving the way for all of these guys to make that jump? Three-time NBA MVP, 12-time all-star, one of the 50 greatest players, hall of famer … I could go on. – Soren, Boise, ID

Editor's Note: Moses Malone was disqualified from consideration because he, in fact, was a prep-to-ABA product, and did not go directly to the NBA. Same goes for Spencer Haywood. But, we're happy to give a shout out to these two prep-to-pro trailblazers.

Mike Harmon, are you kidding me? You have Darryl Dawkins in your top 5 high school draft picks and not Tracy McGrady or Amare Stoudemire? Say what? Darryl averaged 12 ppg, 6.1 rpg, and 1.4 bpg in his career. How is this better than McGrady or Stoudemire? – Jordan, Sussex, WI

Mike, you're top five lists start off well, but then go way whacky! How can you rate Rashard Lewis and Darryl Dawkins ahead of Amare Stoudemire and T-Mac in your top five high school draft picks of all time. That's insane. T-Mac has made three all-star teams to Lewis' one, and Stoudemire was not only an all-star this year, but also a legitimate MVP candidate. Also, there is no way Toni Kukoc was a better international pick than Peja Stojakovic (or even Pau Gasol, Vlade Divac or Arvydas Sabonis, for that matter). Peja is a year removed from being a top five scorer and MVP candidate, while Kukoc has never been better than the fourth-best player on his own team! If you picked him because of his championship rings, then I'd take Tony Parker over Kukoc any day. – Abkoca

Steve Nash doesn't make the top 5 International players list? Just because the USA isn't currently at war with us does not mean Canada is not a country. – Jason, Princeton

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