BLOGGIN FANTASY FOOTBALL RETURNS!
Stay tuned for 2013 Fantasy Football news and projections throughout the off season. After a four year hiatus from blogspot, we will be continuing what we started here with BlogginFF! Feel free to stop by anytime, the posts should start to increase going forward!
Much like 2009, we will start posting weekly matchup predictions, sit/starts, sleepers, etc for each week of the season. While we can start to look at fantasy football now, once the draft is completed in late April, it will give us a better picture of where some of the rookies are going to fit in as far as fantasy football is concerned. Sure, most of your high end players will not be effected by the NFL draft, but there are the mid level players that could see a huge fall or jump in their value.
Just for fun, here's a look at our Top 5 fantasy football draft board. NON-PPR, 4 pts for passing TDs.
1) Adrian Peterson - Based on last years performance and the fact that he was able to stay healthy the entire year, the thought of him having another offseason to workout. This is hands down the best overall player in terms of fantasy football!
2) Arian Foster - This guy just finds a way to put up numbers in fantasy football. Whether it be yards rushing or receiving or even touchdowns, Foster finds a way to warrant being a top 3 selection in most fantasy football drafts. There's a slight injury risk with him, much like Peterson, but it's hard no to select them 1 & 2.
3) Ray Rice - Baltimore is rebuilding their defense (to a certain extent), but their offense is young and primed to become one of the better ones in the league. Not saying they are going to score 500+ points next year, but there should be plenty of yards for Rice to gobble up. He's a threat to score a touchdown anytime he touches the ball. Durable for his size and a very great receiver out of the backfield.
4) Jamal Charles - You might be thinking this ranking is crazy, right? Well look at the facts. Had it not been for Peterson returning from an ACL injury and almost breaking the rushing record, Charles may have very well won the comeback player of the year (w/ Manning winning the MVP in that scenario). 1,500 yards rushing, 5 tds, 230 receiving yards, 1 td. That's a pretty nice year considering the Chiefs went 2-14 with a very defensive minded head coach. Think of the possibilities with Andy Reid the new coach of the team and Alex Smith taking over at quarterback. Charles could put up even better numbers than last year.
5) Drew Brees - With everything surrounding the "bounty gate" in the past going into this season, look for the Saints to rebound in a big way. There offense is revolved around Drew Brees and his ability to spread the ball around the field and make precise, accurate throws. With most of his receiving core intact and more weapons to be added in the future, this could very well be another historic season for Brees. He's far from "past his prime". We like him leading the league in terms of fantasy football scoring at the QB position, and he may very well fight his way into the top 5 or 7 overall at seasons end.
Have fun with that. It's hard not to include some names like Doug Martin, Calvin Johnson and Marshawn Lynch. But there's two teams that look to make a huge rebound next season (Chiefs/Saints), and they have a lot of weapons on the offensive side of the ball as well as a very offensive minded head coach. This bodes well for fantasy football. Especially when your talking about both teams most effective person with the ball in their hands (Charles/Brees).