Fantasy Football Convo
- 07-27-2010, 12:50 PM
Fantasy Football Convo
so i'm a fantasy football junkie, usually do 3 or 4 leagues each year all for money
just wanted to know whos everyones likes/dislikes, sleepers/busts....just a general convo about what your thinking going into this year
for me it seems like the RB's after the top 4 really drop off....the top 4 for me are AP, Chris Johnson, Ray Rice, and MJD in no specific order
after that rb's like frank gore, stephen jackson, michael turner all are injury prone and alittle risky
players i think that are going to high include miles austin and desean jackson....miles did it for one year and defenses are going to be on to him this year, a lot of his td's last year appeared like they were one on one coverage and the back missed the tackle, not anything spectacular, i don't like desean jackson because they have a new qb but mostly because a lot of his tds came long distance, so the chances of repeating that are slim
players i think are under the radar include michael crabtree, steve smith of the giants, and jeremy maclin
i think all these wr's could put up good points in PPR league but will also get necessary yards to contribute to your team, they might not all be top flight receivers but they are getting drafted later than i thought they would
- 07-27-2010, 01:00 PM
i agree with you on the rb's dropping off, i feel the same about the top 5 recievers. i usually try to stack my wr's in my ppr leagues. i usually am in 2 to 3 leagues myself. i think beanie wells will shine over hightower in az this year. austin collie should have another great year. i am going to gamble on the henne/marshall tandem personally.
07-27-2010, 01:11 PM
a few other receivers i'm not interested include fitzgerald as i think his numbers will drop off with warner gone, the two i mentioned above and steve smith from the panthers, because their qb woes and him breaking bones and what not
i do like the marshall/henne in PPR league marshall can be a beast, as he showed a few times last year
07-27-2010, 05:53 PM
I like Ray Rice, and with the extra attentions D will need to give to Boldin and the Raves wideouts, Rice is gonna have even more room to party. Plus he plays the Browns twice.
Big years should come from Crabtree and dont forget Braylan Edwards. With Santonio Holmes to strech the D, Edwards could be huge. I know its sounds weird, but Teddy Ginn could be big with defenses bent on locking down Crabtree. Might be worth a look in the later rounds.
07-27-2010, 05:57 PM
07-27-2010, 05:59 PM
i agree, ray rice is the man, i had him last year on my one team and he tore it up, almost unfair, he'd only get like 60 yards rushing but would get like 8 catchs for another 40 yards, and score higher than most other running backs
my team last year consisted of
new york jets defense....but thats not considering the bust players i had in LT, terrell owens, and the injuries i had of ronnie brown, and owen daniels
07-28-2010, 10:26 AM
i had rice also, great utility player. if crabtree stops acting stupid he has alot of great potential. sanchez has some great weapons to work with his sophomore year lets see if he can beat the second year curse. as of last night, i am excited to watch the Cincinnati drama unfold between the 2 prima donnas, but damn, what a tandem huh? i am totally down for an am ffl
07-28-2010, 10:36 AM
07-28-2010, 05:46 PM
was in 2 leagues last year, got to finals in both leagues, won one and split it with the guy in the other, ended up being a very nice pay day...
the team i remember i had
C. Benson (got him late in draft i think close to round 8)
M. Turner (traded for jamal charles rite before he turned it up haha)
steve smith (NYG) got him in like last round of draft
V. Davis (after drafting him 2 years in a row he finally turned it up)
i forget the rest of that team i remember having another great wr and decent rb though
played free agent wire with the def and kickers
08-15-2010, 05:02 PM
I wouldn't want Rice. He's still going through the "Jones Drew" who was handicapped by Fred Taylor. McGahee and McClain, not too mention this will be the year Flacco is let loose. It's going to be a year or two before Rice truly puts up top 3 numbers in my opinion.
08-16-2010, 10:29 AM
08-16-2010, 11:07 AM
ya rice is ranked top 5 in all pre season ffl rankings. with boldin lining up on the outside, the defense can't stack the box to stop rice. also look how good he is at receiving out in the flats. he's a versatile player, and will see more goal line touches this year. on a side note, i need to decide on one keeper in my big money league, and it's down to rice or manning, looking for feedback on this one guys.
08-16-2010, 11:35 AM
08-16-2010, 11:55 AM
ya exactly, all the mock drafts i've seen are pulling rb's and wr's off the boards, i haven't seen any of the top 5 qb's off the board until late 2nd round, early 3rd. damn this dilemma lol. my draft is next week, so i've got some time.
08-16-2010, 12:09 PM
08-16-2010, 12:22 PM
true, after manning, brees, and brady, all the qb's are going to give the same consistency. i am leaning towards keeping rice and will try to stack my wr's and rb's.
08-16-2010, 12:45 PM
08-16-2010, 03:09 PM
Nothing to do with Ray Rice's ability to be top 3. It's the team using other options that gets in the way. I can guarantee you that Rice will not be ran into the ground, which is every FF owner's dream.
They're keeping McGahee around for that reason, when everyone thought or thinks he should be cut. McClain will also get his share.
I know the AFC North. I know the Ravens. This is how it will be. Add to the fact that the Defense is aging, and may have to come back from games, Joe Flacco no longer being on a leash, Boldin, etc (which all minimizes the whole run the ball / play good defense motto).
Go ahead and keep looking at rankings to make your picks and I'll keep winning championships
08-16-2010, 03:14 PM
you do understand there was 2 players last year with over 2000 total yards, chris johnson and ray rice right? the guys a beast and should be taken top 3 or 4 in any and all leagues
08-16-2010, 04:09 PM
Rice will put up consistent numbers no doubt, and that's what you want from your first pick. I'm mainly referring to what happened with Jones Drew. Everyone knew he was a beast, but Fred Taylor wouldn't go away. He was handicapped from a fantasy perspective.
If you want to stay ahead of the curve, I see Rashard Mendenhall being that guy this year who moves up to the top 5 in next years rankings.
First 4 or 6 weeks without Ben, they will HAVE to establish a running game (in which they pretty much avoided doing so, because they wanted to allow Ben to play his way). The OL will finally get an identity, and it'll only carry over and go from there once Ben gets back (who will be rested and ready). Not too mention, Polamalu is back, which means the Defense is no longer letting up touchdowns.
Rooney also made it clear that they will return to smashmouth football.
08-16-2010, 04:22 PM
mendenhall is alittle scary to me, he didn't show me much last year even when he did start, their o line is puke...i prefer someone like shonn greene, a better o-line, better defense, and they r already proven to have more rushes than any team since 04
08-16-2010, 11:03 PM
Are we doing a fantasy league this year? OCC23 ran it 2 years ago, last year I didn't make the bigger league was only in a retarded 6 team league.
Holla - I want in again!
08-18-2010, 10:33 AM
08-18-2010, 10:57 AM
08-18-2010, 12:29 PM
teams will double cover fitz since they don't have to worry about boldin now, and if leinart is his same unconfident self, then they will rely more on wells and hightower. fitzgerald is a great receiver don't get me wrong, but i don't believe in leinart, he's only starting cause warner finally retired.
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