The Top Fantasy Quarterbacks for 2010 and where to draft them, updated 8/18

August 18, 2010

February 7, 2010 - Miami, FL. - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hoists the Vince Lombardi trophy after the New Orleans Saints came back from a 10-6 halftime deficit to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Brees was named the game's MVP.

There are plenty of quarterbacks in the sea, but there is only one guy ready to lead you to fantasy glory in 2010. Quarterback has the most flux from week to week, a 300 yard 2 TD performance one week can easily turn into 100 yards and 3 picks the next. Unlike running back, where the demand far outstrips the supply, it is reasonable to get two solid starting quarterbacks in the draft. So do you go for the big gun or value? In a standard 12 team league, most teams will take two each, leaving around 8 starters on the waiver wire. Here is my breakdown of the top QBs and where I suspect they will be drafted in the MFL this season.

Updated from 7/22/2010

Note: The Morgantown Football League scoring is one point per 50 yards, and 6 points for a touchdown pass. So if your league gives 4 for a passing TD, you should bump all of these guys down a round or two. A touchdown is always 6 points, and that’s the way we like it.

* 2010 projections from FFtoday.com using the MFL’s scoring system
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The Top 24 Fantasy Running Backs 2010, redux

July 23, 2010

SEATTLE - JANUARY 03: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans carries the ball during the game against the Seattle Seahawks on January 3, 2010 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
*** Updated***

After eight years of fantasy football, the biggest change I have noticed in the NFL is at the running back. There are fewer true number one guys to pick from. We are in the era of platoons, the biggest key this year is trying to get a RB that will be on the field.

Here is my evolving draft sheet, first posted on July 7th, updated for July 23.
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The Top 12 Fantasy Quarterbacks and where to draft them

July 22, 2010

February 7, 2010 - Miami, FL. - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hoists the Vince Lombardi trophy after the New Orleans Saints came back from a 10-6 halftime deficit to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Brees was named the game's MVP.

There are plenty of quarterbacks in the sea, but there is only one guy ready to lead you to fantasy glory in 2010. Quarterback has the most flux from week to week, a 300 yard 2 TD performance one week can easily turn into 100 yards and 3 picks the next. Unlike running back, where the demand far outstrips the supply, it is reasonable to get two solid starting quarterbacks in the draft. So do you go for the big gun or value? In a standard 12 team league, most teams will take two each, leaving around 8 starters on the waiver wire. Here is my breakdown of the top QBs and where I suspect they will be drafted in the MFL this season.

Note: The Morgantown Football League scoring is one point per 50 yards, and 6 points for a touchdown pass. So if your league gives 4 for a passing TD, you should bump all of these guys down a round or two. A touchdown is always 6 points, and that’s the way we like it.

* 2010 projections from FFtoday.com using the MFL’s scoring system
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The coming NFLpocalypse, how I stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb

July 20, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: A detail of the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the New Orleans Saints celebrate after defeating the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The 2010 football season are upon us, as we dust off the tailgate and get ready for another exciting year of competition, there is something ugly on the horizon. The NFL is on the edge of a lockout. Make no mistake, the owners are digging in, and if there is one thing millionaires and billionaires do well its worry about money. Yeah I worry about money too, but when I feel the need to cutback, only the small convinence store down the road suffers, it does not potentially effect millions of people. Lets take a look at the NFL, and try and make some sense from the madness.
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NFL Running Back platoons to watch

July 7, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 20: DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers against the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium on December 20, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 03:  Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers walks off the field after the Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 23-10 at Bank of America Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Two running back systems are becoming more common in the NFL, much to the dismay of fantasy players. ┬áRB’s take a hell of a pounding and the good ones cost a pretty penny, so many teams are using the more is better approach. ┬áHere are some of the more interesting platoons heading into training camp. Read the rest of this entry »


My RB cheat sheet as of 7/6

July 6, 2010


Running backs are quite the fickle beast. Big names go down, unknowns step in and fill the role. Its the position with the highest demand yet the lowest supply. Here is how my draft board is looking two months from the season start.

2009 Stats from Yahoo! Fantasy Football players page, 2010 projections from fftoday.com
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Fantasy Draft, to QB or not QB, that is the question

June 7, 2010

Jan 17, 2010; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers (17) throws a pass in the first quarter of the 2010 AFC Divisional playoff game against the New York Jets at Qualcomm Stadium.

While many of your fantasy drafts are probably months away, now is the time to start thinking of draft strategy. League scoring systems need to be first and foremost in ones mind, in a PPR league Wes Welker is king, but in others (like the MFL) he is just another serviceable receiver. The real killer in most drafts is always that first pick, do you go tried and true RB, or do you reach out to make your QB choice easy. In both the NFL and Fantasy Football. if you have two starters, you really have none. Lets look at some numbers.
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