Fantasy Football 2014: Top-10 D/ST Units To Target For Fantasy Football

It was going to be hard enough for the 49ers D/ST to be a top-5 unit again in 2014 without Navarro Bowman. Now that Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games they'll be hard-pressed to crack the top-10 (Brian Bahr/Getty Images North America)
It was going to be hard enough for the 49ers D/ST to be a top-5 unit again in 2014 without Navarro Bowman. Now that Aldon Smith has been suspended for the first nine games this season they’ll be hard-pressed to crack the top-10 (Photo Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images North America)

It isn’t enough to just collect all of the best offensive talent when constructing your fantasy rosters. A good Defense/Special Teams (D/ST) can go a long way towards getting you in the playoffs and even stealing sealing a victory when you need one the most. Continue reading “Fantasy Football 2014: Top-10 D/ST Units To Target For Fantasy Football”

Fantasy Football 2014: Fantasy Football Quarterback Tiers Done My Way

Jekyll and Hyde?: Games 1-8: Stafford's numbers were 2,617 yards, 16 TD's, 6 INT's and a 94.7 rating. Games 9-16: 2,033 yards, 13 TD's, 13 INT's and a 72.1 rating
Jekyll and Hyde?: Stafford’s first-half numbers (2,617 yards, 16 TD’s, 6 INT’s and a 94.7 rating) didn’t resemble anything he did in the second-half ( 2,033 yards, 13 TD’s, 13 INT’s and a 72.1 rating)

The quarterback position is the most important position in fantasy football.

Go ahead and disagree. I say that without a hint of reservation or sarcasm. It doesn’t make sense to place the hopes of a well drafted team in the hands of someone who isn’t going to consistently give you the production you need from, what should be, the steadiest¬†spot on your roster. Continue reading “Fantasy Football 2014: Fantasy Football Quarterback Tiers Done My Way”

Fantasy Football 2014: Depth At Running Back Is Better Than Advertised

Chargers running back Danny Woodhead has averaged 335 yards and two touchdowns receiving a year since 2009. Combined with his rushing statistics that makes him a a top-20 running back annually no matter the format
Chargers running back Danny Woodhead has averaged 335 yards and two touchdowns receiving a year since 2009. Combined with his rushing statistics that makes him a a top-20 running back annually no matter the format

My old fantasy football drafting habits are hard to let go of.

After all this time playing I still can’t bring myself to draft a running back first without a lot of hesitation. I am that guy who gets lured into not being able to resist the consistent production that comes with Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and Peyton Manning. Can you blame me? Since 2010 they’ve all, at some point, finished in the top-3 in scoring among all players. Continue reading “Fantasy Football 2014: Depth At Running Back Is Better Than Advertised”

National Football League 2014: Some Friends And I Ranked All 32 NFL Quarterbacks, The Results Were Interesting

Joe Flacco and Ben Roesthlisberger both own Super Bowl rings, but didn't get much top-10 love in the rankings
Joe Flacco (average rank: 12.5) and Ben Roesthlisberger (average rank: 11.3) both own Super Bowl rings, but didn’t get much top-10 love in the rankings

I thought it would be fun to ask a few of my friends to rank all 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL as they saw fit. As you can expect, once some of them (myself included) got into the process they realized that ranking them was more difficult than first thought. Continue reading “National Football League 2014: Some Friends And I Ranked All 32 NFL Quarterbacks, The Results Were Interesting”

Bill Belichick, New England Patriots Benefit From Geography, Not Moves Like This

bos_g_belichick-welker_mb_576There’s arrogance, and then there’s Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.

By now we all know that Wes Welker will no longer be catching passes from Tom Brady. Welker, who was franchised by the Patriots last season, signed with the Denver Broncos for two-years, $12 million dollars. Continue reading “Bill Belichick, New England Patriots Benefit From Geography, Not Moves Like This”

Locker Talk Episode Four! (10/17/2012)

Adam Cubbage and Baden Bagley talk the Yankees playoff woes, Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers, Seattle sports misery and sound off on what would make attendance better in sports. Give it a listen!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thelocker/2012/10/17/locker-talk-college-and-nfl-recap-top-10-and-ncaa-talk

NFL Offseason 2012: Philip Rivers Is At A Career Crossroads

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Marino, Barkley, Ewing, Drexler, Griffey and Tim Brown. When I say those names what comes to mind? Is it legends of their sport without a championship?

Don’t look now, but Philip Rivers is treading dangerously into a category he doesn’t want to be in. And no signs of it getting any better anytime soon.¬† Continue reading “NFL Offseason 2012: Philip Rivers Is At A Career Crossroads”