Saturday, September 29, 2007
The story for Week 3, was the reemergence of the quarterback position in several cities around the National Football League. Quarterbacks such as Donovan McNabb, Brett Favre, and John Kitna had monster days throwing for multiple touchdowns and well over 360 yards. McNabb, in particular, performed impressively enough to silence critics after the embarrassment at home on Monday Night Football. Philip Rivers and Joey Harrington bounced out of mini-slumps to gain over 25 fantasy points as they seemed to find offensive production in losing efforts. It appears that fantasy owners can take solace in the fact that if they did not draft Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, or Carson Palmer that there is still solid production to be had at the quarterback position.
The other standout story from Week 3 was the throwback uniforms debuted by the Philadelphia Eagles circa 1933. Sportscasters and media folks throughout the nation were very vocal in their disgust at the site of the yellow and sky blue regurgitations. I for one have to completely disagree with their assessment of disapproval. In my opinion, from the baby blue surge stripe on the top of the helmet down to the color coordinated striped socks, the Eagles throwbacks get a big thumbs up! I think they're awesome. The Eagles look quicker, meaner, and more elusive. Maybe the colors blind opposing defenses, but I like 'em. Hopefully this blast from the past will make another appearance this year.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
If you drafted one of the top-flight running backs on draft day, you may be a bit disappointed by their production through the first two weeks of the NFL regular season. Guys like LaDanian Tomlinson, Larry Johnson, Maurice Jones-Drew, Reggie Bush or Deuce McAllister have had fairly low production as compared to the Willie Parkers, Edgerin James, and Joseph Addais. But fear not Fantasy Football fans, for these stud backs will get back on track and lead your fantasy teams back onto the road to the fantasy playoffs. If you look to their stats from last year each of these backs began the year with minimal fantasy production before exploding onto the scene and carrying fantasy football owners into the playoffs. Patience is key ... the tendency when fantasy owners begin to drop games is unload these guys via trade, but your patience will be rewarded. Each of these stud backs gets a better schedule against the run as the year goes on.