"Believe it or not, putting together a top-notch portfolio is a lot like building a terrific fantasy football team," said Cramer.
That is, just as a sports team needs a wide array of high quality players, every portfolio needs a diversified collection of high quality stocks.
And with the 2013 NFL season kicking off this Thursday, Cramer thought there was no better time than to draft new stock picks.
"Running backs are your principal scorers in football," explained the Mad Money host who is quite a sports enthusiast. "They're the most important day-to-day players on your team, they need strength and experience, and they have to put points on the board through thick and thin."
The Mad Money host believes the stock market equivalents are Boeing, United Technologies and Honeywell.
"Boeing comes back from injuries and comes back stronger to keep on taking yards. The stock is up 37% this year despite the Dreamliner battery issues, the fires, the sequester, and a choppy stock market," Cramer said.
Looking at United Technologies, Cramer added, that valuations are cheap and therefore he thinks the stock could still cover a lot of yardage. "United Tech sells for 14.6 times next year's earnings, with a 13.7% growth rate as well as a solid 2% yield."
As for Honeywell, he said, "it has a history of terrific execution, the company continues to win new business and if we get any acceleration in the global economy, it should run straight into the end zone."