Another season is upon us and I’ve taken the time to put together a quick little team by team breakdown. I’m well aware of how fluid this fantasy game is so I won’t be naming everyone’s roster from top to bottom…just a few players here and there. 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.
Dawg Pound Warriors
@ 1st glance, the special teams are taken care of. Insane starting set of WRs, RBs and TE.
WR depth is bit lackluster and there are a few question marks on the team.
Sam Bradford as the starter?
On 3..Ready Break
Foster and Sproles should cause many teams some problems this season….as will Gates & Torrey Smith
Cutler being drafted ahead of Cam Newton & Matt Ryan? I don’t know about that…
And that roster depth….
The starting lineup will be a issue on a weekly basis. Talent aplenty. It pains me to see some of my draft choices on your team. (Yes, I’d already claimed them in my head…)
Depth might not be the best at all positions
Peyton and Romo at QB should be make for an interesting weekly choice on who to play….
Got my eyes on you..
Four very good WRs and scooping Rashad Jennings off of waivers may reap season long benefits. Very good depth @ RB.
The depth at the passing positions isn’t that appealing @ 1st glance.
Eli and Andy Dalton @ QB? Nay I say. And keeping Adrian Peterson after 8 months recovery from knee surgeries?
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The starters all have plenty of sex appeal. Speed and/or talent throughout the roster. Special teams is rock solid.
RB depth might be an issue and your starters are injury prone but if it all comes together….
Doubling up on Carolina’s run game….just to spite yours truly…
Easy Breesy Beautiful
Another year, another bit of reliance on Drew’s arm to do some heavy lifting. Good talent here and there.
WRs and overall depth is a concern for you. I sense this team won’t look the same by year’s end.
Some of these players on the team though…
Good WRs, some with plenty of upside. You need Philip Rivers to become elite and you’ll probably live or die with the pass this season.
Solid depth @ the passing position, depending on who shakes out between Vick and Roethlisberger. You’ll have a helluva time choosing a starter each week.
Frank Gore as your main horse in the RB stable?
Jimmy Graham and a couple of speed options @ RB and WR give you a threat on a weekly basis. Good RBs with upside. Probably the most run heavy team here in terms of depth.
Auto-draft gave you a few obstacles to climb concerning the roster but Brady should help you out pretty majorly this season.
And for me having an ethernet cord so you could get in the draft?
Snagging Cam Newton and Ray Rice on autodraft settings is an amazing haul. Good starting unit…also a potentially run-heavy unit.
Only one WR on the bench could be a concern down the road.
Don’t think I don’t know what’s going on with that NYG backfield
Last, but definitely not least….
Kansas City Shuffle
This team here? I’m not seeing a single, solitary flaw. Beastliness at any position you look at. Sheer dominance. Brilliance. Every single choice – a masterstroke of genius! Can anything bad be said about the gloriousness that is my team?
What was that?
Running back depth and my TE position is looking kinda suspect?
Alright so I guess I’ve got work to do myself…..No one’s perfect…whatever…..
I’ll be alright @ season’s end…You watch!
I won’t be naming any pretenders/contenders @ the moment. We’re trying out a new format with some new wrinkles to incorporate so I’ll give the league 4 weeks and start making some prognostications then. We’ll see how everyone manages their squads and i think things will shake out a little bit There may be trades, injuries, etc….so come back here during the 4th week of the season and ill look @ the crystal ball and see what visions come forth….
And I’m gone…
PUSHA T and G.O.O.D. music cannot see my man JERRY on the MIC, son! WHAT!!!
Hip hop is dead, people.
Jerry Jones killed it
Just been thinking as of late…..
I find it hilarious that the NFL loves to protect its poster children aka the quarterback position yet doesn’t do enough to protect the other position players on the field as well.
The Brady Rule about going to a QBs knees after going to the ground only got implemented because Brady’s knee injury in that season opener of 2008 versus the Chiefs took the biggest reason why the any casual fan even took interest in the NFL after the 2007 season he put up. 50 touchdowns, the league lead in passing, an MVP season, a 16-0 regular season and a trip to the Super Bowl were MAJOR reasons why the NFL had its popularity and when Pollard tore up them knee ligaments, CHANGE HAD TO BE MADE!
I think all the quarterbacks in this league are critical to what the game is about,” said Patriots owner Robert Kraft. “It’s like if Peyton Manning were gone for a season, I think the whole NFL suffers, the same way the NFL suffered with Tommy out. So whatever we can do to protect quarterbacks and to minimize the opportunity of them being taken out with a year-ending injury I would support.
“It’s not good for the league. What makes it special is special players. It’s like going to see a great movie and the star isn’t in the movie. It’s the same principle….
Said in March of 2009
Yet anytime a player scores a touchdown, they’re allowed to absorb unnecessary hits that go unflagged and unfined? When Anquan Boldin had his nasal bones turned into tuna salad, Anquan just came back to work a couple weeks later and now has the word “tough” permanently used whenever referring to him? When Willis McGahee got shaken to his brain stem when Ryan Clark lit into him during that playoff game, the defense catches a penalty, Clark is fined and McGahee just has to walk it off with no special rule in his honor?
I think the NFL needs to choose a lane here.
You can’t take the physicality out of all phases of defense when it comes to the QBs yet let the position players grind themselves into paste, can you? INJURIES HAPPEN! You can’t take away hits to certain players because they took one of your breadwinners off the job for a bit.
It may be pointed out that to the vicious hits absorbed by DeSean Jackson, Austin Collie and Mohamed Massaquoi during various games have led the NFL to change the way DBs are reffed. Yes, that is true. Receivers have protection now from headhunters looming in the secondary…
Let me ask this:
Are there no concussions in pass game now?
The refs now give the offense so much room to operate that it’s almost unfair to defensive players to expect them to cover any offensive skill player downfield without assuming a flag is coming. The defense, just like the offense, need to take advantage of their physical gifts and their football smarts to compete. With the way the league is structured, the defense isn’t always allowed to operate freely from a mental standpoint. If the safety streaking across the field, right in line to smack a receiver and impose his will on the play CANNOT do that because of a fear of penalty on the play, heavy fines and possible suspension, how is that fair?
And that’s because the NFL loves the pass game. Because they love said passing game, the idea is to now put it on display on every TV screen, computer screen and mobile device as possible…
Either we turn the league into a full fledged flag football league where physicality is not allowed OR we leave it alone and let the physicality happen on its own and if injuries happen, by accident, then so be it…
Stop trying to control the sport more than you already are, NFL…
- Shocked Aaron Rodgers was available in the 1st round, weren’t we?
- I know choosing between Aaron and Cam wasn’t easy. Not like there’s a wrong choice either way….
- LXG has some work to do to undo some of the autodraft’s work
- Cam Newton sliding to the 3rd round is almost criminal. Also considering 18-1 was on auto up until that pick…..What luck getting Rice and Newton!
- Biggest reaches: Peyton Manning (Round 5), Fred Davis (Round 6), New England Defense (Round 7), Baltimore DEF and Sebastian Janikowski (Round 8), Mason Crosby (Round 10), Keshawn Martin (Round 11),
- Biggest (potential) steals: Cam Newton (Round 3), Doug Martin (Round 7), Willis McGahee (Round 9), Titus Young (Round 11), Cedric Benson (Round 12), Greg Olsen (Round 14), Danny Amendola (Round 15)
That is all for now.
Team evals forthcoming…before week 1.
And I’m gone….
Ready to lead.