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  • Matt 9:00 am on June 30, 2008 Permalink

    Some Monday reading 

    Why you should avoid drafting players on bad teams. [Bleacher Report]

    Here’s one blogger who puts Addai, Jackson, LT, and Westbrook on about equal footing as his top-tier RBs. [Fake Teams]

    You think you’re hardcore into fantasy football? You’re not truly hardcore until you can say you’ve drafted a CFL fantasy football team. [News Talk 650]

    Is it possible to draft Tom Brady in the first round and still put together an otherwise-respectable fantasy squad? How about Randy Moss? [K5 Fantasy Football]

    Dave over at FF Goat has posted two more offensive line analyses for the AFC East and the AFC West.

    Thinking about trying out an auction league this season? Here’s how to get started. [Football Jabber]

    • Brandon 2:36 pm on June 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Umm…on the second link the guy says that LT might be “wearing down” because he was average for the first half the season, then spectacular at the end of the season? Am I crazy or does that not make sense at all?

    • Brandon 2:40 pm on June 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      And on the point of the guy drafting Tom Brady in the first round…there’s no way in hell I’m confident going into a season with the following:

      QB Tom Brady, RB Laurence Maroney, RB Earnest Graham, WR Torry Holt, WR Jericho Cotchery, WR Kevin Curtis.

      Plus he says he was “gobbling up solid wideouts in Jerricho Cotchery and Kevin Curtis”, which sounds bad.

    • Matt 2:42 pm on June 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Heh, I thought the same thing, on both counts.

  • Brandon 8:11 pm on June 25, 2008 Permalink
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    2008 Tight End Power Rankings 

    Power rankings for other positions

    Here are your power rankings for the tight end position this season. If you don’t pull one of the top guys on the list, make sure you don’t rush into any rash decisions to fill the spot. I expect that we’ll see some pretty solid stats from some of the second and third tier guys on this list…guys you can get pretty late in the draft. (More …)

  • Brandon 8:58 pm on June 24, 2008 Permalink
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    2008 Wide Receiver Power Rankings 

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    Here are your wide receiver power rankings for the 2008-09 fantasy football season…
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    • Ken 1:01 pm on June 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Ranking Roddy White ahead of Santonio Holmes and even Dwayne Bowe is criminal.

      ATL has no QB and will be pounding the rock with Turner and OC Mularkey.

      Please bump Roddy down to the mid-30s where he belongs. I’d even take Anthony Gonzales over him this year.

    • Brandon 2:20 pm on June 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Ken, with NO quarterback last year (i.e. Joey Harrington, Byron Leftwich and Chris Redman), Roddy White still piled up the stats. Are you saying that he’ll be that much less productive this year with a new quarterback at the helm? His position on the list may change as we get closer to the season start, but I don’t agree with your argument that White will be a lot worse than he was last year.

    • Doc's Sports Power Rankings Guy 3:29 pm on June 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I would have to agree about the White-Bowe situation. I think Dwayne is an absolute animal and is going to have a big year. Roddy just still has too many drops and too many games where he doesn’t show up.

      Also, I think it’s interesting that a lot of the Top 15 guys are pretty injury prone. I mean, it is football. But in terms of fantasy you like to think that your top-tier wideouts are going to be much more reliable than your RB’s and just under your QB’s in terms of health (not production). That doesn’t seem to be the case though.

    • Brandon 11:46 am on July 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      After some consideration, I took some suggestions and moved D-Bowe up a few spots, so he is now above Roddy White. Bowe, White and Holmes are pretty much interchangeable at this point though and all make solid WR2 or WR3 plays.

    • Kevin 5:09 pm on August 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Re: Smith, part of me says he’s going to go off when he gets his chance in game 3 vs. MN; part of me says Delhomme is going to ignore him for a game in support of Lucas and being a team player. Your thoughts? I dropped him to 15. Fast Feet FFB (585-627-4153)the service you dial on your cell phone before and during the draft only dropped him to 9 as of their 8/3 updates.

    • Advisor 4:44 pm on August 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Glad you’re not the Panthers QB Kevin. What player in his right mind would ignore a player the caliber of Steve Smith. He’s already getting punished 2 games, it would be asinine to continue it in game 3.

      Smith- 8 rec. 137 yds 1 TD when he returns in game 3, must be crazy.

    • Advisor 11:38 pm on August 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      DeSean Jackson is now in play!

    • Brandon 11:45 pm on August 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Advisor: Most definitely…he broke into the rankings tonight with Curtis’ surgery news, so we’ll see if he can move up any further from the 45 spot as the preseason moves on.

    • advisor 12:26 pm on December 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Steve Smith is the best WR in the National Football League… Why you ask, well because of how he plays in big games. When all the chips are in, when its all on the line he always shows up. Dating back to his playoff heriocs in 2003 and then his clutch play last night to lead his team to 10-3 and the division lead.

      BIG players make BIG plays in BIG games!!! All this and the guy is only 5’9 185 lbs.. But wait until the playoffs, it will get even better then.

      Date of post- 12/09/2008 – 11:26 am.

      I’ll be back.

    • Brandon 12:29 pm on December 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I gotta give props to Steve Smith, who just barely led me to victory last night and I was able to defeat my opponent by just over 1 point! I also have to thank Antonio Bryant for his insanity as he allowed Steve Smith to blow up (in another league) on another team’s roster and have no affect on the outcome of my game in that league.

    • advisor 12:31 pm on December 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Oh and Brandon, looks like you were right about Roddy White all along… Go with your insticts, don’t change for the nay sayers.. I must admit, I too doubted Roddy White’s ability but with Matt Ryan at the helm he’s unstoppable.

    • Elliott Eckert 7:48 pm on February 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      personally i think that the best receiver in the nfl today would have to be Andre johnson for the hustan Texans. the only reason that he is not recognized is because he is on a really sucky team. but he is the best . the second would have to be larry Fitzgerald or Steve smith.

  • Brandon 10:24 pm on June 23, 2008 Permalink
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    2008 Running Back Power Rankings 

    Power rankings for other positions

    We all know the big question this season is LT or A-Pete, but while constructing this list I realized that after the top 5, the question is “Who the heck do I take?!” How can you justify taking someone like Frank Gore over Tom Brady or Randy Moss? Without falling back on the old “RB first” argument, you’re going to struggle to argue that Gore will have more of an impact on your fantasy team than either of those two. Same goes for Larry Johnson, who last preseason was a top three running back, but is now the Albert Pujols of the draft (i.e. someone you’re so scared to draft because of injury worries, but who could be a monster if he plays to his potential). While this list won’t answer all your questions, hopefully it at least gives you some direction when it comes to deciding what running back to draft!

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    • The Hazean 8:58 am on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Nice list, I definitely will try to keep up with your rankings.

    • Doc's Sports Power Rankings Guy 3:32 pm on June 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I’ll make this easy for everyone – whoever gets Adrian Peterson is going to get screwed. There is absolutely no doubt that he’s going to get hurt this year. In fact, I put the over/under on games he plays this year at 9.5 – and I’m taking ‘under’.

      It happened with the “no doubt” pick two years ago (Shaun Alexander) and the “no doubt” pick from last year (Larry Johnson). I am saying that without a doubt AP is going on IR! I also think that Chester Taylor becomes a fifth-round handcuff if you do get AP.

    • Matt 2:43 pm on June 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I definitely like Chester Taylor in or around the 5th round. A-Pete’s likely injury issues coupled with the stellar Vikings o-line make Taylor a major sleeper.

    • The Advisor 1:37 pm on July 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      With Dominic Rhodes coming back, Kenton Keith back there, and newcomer Mike Hart added to a now crowded backfield, I would slide Addai down a slot or two. Not to mention the fact the Brian Westbrook should be #2 on the rankings. AP is getting ranked too high on too many lists.

    • The Advisor 1:40 pm on July 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Two words: Steve Slaton. Shhhhhhhhhh don’t tell anyone.

    • Advisor 12:05 am on August 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Time for Jonathan Stewart to make a move north on this list! ^

      He’s starting to look a lot better as my RB2. Got him in round 6, might have been a steal, we’ll see.

    • SM 3:15 pm on August 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      No Ray Rice? With all the other injury talk in your rankings, Willis’ back-up gets no love on the list?

    • Brandon 3:25 pm on August 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @SM: Good catch…he must have been a victim of the dreaded Cut/Paste. He’s up there now!

    • DeAngelo Williams 3:34 pm on February 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      You were HORRIBLE at predicting this years running backs! Disgusting.

      LT? HA

  • Matt 10:32 am on June 21, 2008 Permalink

    Marshawn Lynch: Let's make a deal 

    Lynch has agreed to plead guilty and is likely getting off the hook with nothing more than a violation in the same league as a speeding ticket. Amazing. As a Bills fan, now that my fear of losing our best player has subsided, I’m left with some disgust for a rich NFL star who would hit a woman with his car, leave her lying on the road, and hide from the consequences for over a week. I hope she sues him for everything he owns, and wins.

    Here’s a prediction: Buffalo isn’t the kind of town where this sort of thing will be forgotten quickly. It’s going to take years of seriously big-time contribution to the team and the city, both on and off the field, for Lynch to regain the fans’ trust. After the whole McGahee thing, I think it’s fair to say that we’re more than a little wary of being burned by a would-be hero again.

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