Another season is upon us and I’ve taken the time to put together a quick little team by team breakdown of the important offensive positions. No need to talk special teams and kickers considering how fluid those positions can be.
After the breakdowns, I’m going to list who I consider the 4 contenders and who I consider pretenders. I know it’s an early prognostication and I KNOW for certain there will be a lot of turnover in this league, due to the smaller number of teams. Rosters will change radically over the year so nothing’s set in stone. but we shall see….but I’m basing this on the rosters I see now.
The QB’s are solid. Ryan is at the helm of an offense that may break out. Cassel is there for the bye week. I doubt he’ll do much on a weekly basis.
The RB’s after Peterson are also merely ok. Bradshaw is good but Boo-Boo Benson and old man Tomlinson frighten no one.
The WR’s are good. Nicks is fine and should produce. Wayne’s dropped down a tick but Manning should be back at some point in the season. Banana Hands? Even though I have a personal bias against the man, he might have some success out west.. Washington & Hester? Meh.
The TE’s are where you are shining. Gates and Witten on one team create a big time advantage, which helps cover up any receiving holes
Dawg Pound Warriors
The QB is fine. Schaub will always sling it
The RB’s are plentiful on this team. This collection is varied and all have strengths but we all know you can’t keep all those dudes.
The WRs are good as well. Your biggest concerns are on the bench but those guys have upside too.
The TE is a question mark but Clark’s got a good history of production. Who knows how he’ll produce as the year goes on?
On 3..Ready Break
The QBs are solid. They have some decent numbers and will most likely be rotated for matchup purposes.
The RBs are top notch in the starters area but the bench is looking a little bare.
The WRs are a question mark, big time. Crabtree as a WR3? Nein, nyet and no..
The TEs are good. The NFC North should produce a lot of passes to that position and you’ve got 2 guys from that division. Moeaki on IR isn’t your fault. Blame it on Todd H out in KC
Gr8est Show On Turf
The QBs will sling it. Can Cutler get better from last year? Can Romo stay upright?
The RBs are PPR gold in the starter area. The bench depth is okay. Not sure how much work Jonathan Stewart gets but the talent is there. But Forte and Rice will be doing most of the heavy lifting.
The WRs are very good. Boldin as a WR3 is a coup on your part. The bench has a few diamonds in the rough.
The TE is one of the good ones in the league, tied to a very good offense.
The QB’s are a strength because of the 100 million dollar man (before paying his debtors…). Vick is liable to light up anybody @ anytime. McCoy has some buzz and is there for the bye week
The RBs are definitely a crapshoot. They could all reap big numbers or could end up hurt or posting measly numbers.
The WRs are a crapshoot as well. After Austin, every single one of them has questions and the potential to be good or major busts.
The TEs look good. I wonder where you got those….The combination of those two should give you decent fantasy points.
The QBs are plentiful talented and will be a problem once the season gets into full swing. Yes, we all know Manning has some neck issues…(The Oreo commercials?) but once he gets back up to speed, look out.
The RBs all have questions marks. Big names and prior production but not so sure how well they do this year.
The WRs are strong, especially the starters. If Lloyd does anything close to the numbers he did last year, having him as a WR3 is a steal. The bench is thin, though.
The TEs…Keller has some potential but after that? Meh…
The QBs are good. Brady is Lord and Host. We all know what he brings to the table. Freeman should hold his own but he’s there for the bye week.
The RBs should have PPR success but lacks depth overall..
The WRs improved with the trade you made. The depth is a little questionable but should be serviceable for bye weeks.
The TEs are also interesting. They might be light on TDs but should get catches, which always plays with PPR
The QB is MVP quality. Should provide LOTS of points.
The RBs are okay. Cop Speed’s signing really saved your bacon. Let’s see if he can earn that 30 million guaranteed. The depth, however, is questionable. We don’t know Pierre’s role and Daniel Thomas? Meh.
The WRs have produced in previous seasons but have a few question marks dealing with the teams around them. Good depth though. Anything you get from Plaxico is gravy.
The TEs have a good mix of old and young. Should add up to some decent numbers.
Brady’s Golden Locks
The QBs are good. Brees should be spectacular as usual. Kolb projects to have a few decent games as well.
The RBs are solid. PPR categories are covered and you also have a workhorse in Mendenhall.
The WRs are where the questions lie. Depth is light and the starters all have questions about them to varying degrees of worry.
The TEs are great. Depth, production and youth…should provide you some decent points over the course of the year.
Supa Hot Fire
The QBs are top notch. NFC North for the win. If Stafford can stay upright for the entire season, good luck..
The RBs are PPR heavyweights. Depth is solid. Some of the important pieces to the puzzle are injury prone but let’s be positive, yes?
The WRs are good. Dez Bryant as a WR3 is unfair, plain and simple. I like the depth and if Julio can do anything, we’ve got another person to factor into the equation.
The TE position might be my Kryptonite. I had two good ones and moved them for more RB depth. We’ll manage.
So after careful deliberation…
Contenders: Gr8est Show, Supa Hot, Dawg Pound, 18-1
Pretenders: everyone else
Feel free to voice your opinion. So if you have any commentary/questions/declarations/prognostications/words of your own…feel free to share!
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