Football is King.
I turned on SportsCenter the other day during lunch and the crew was tackling offseason needs per team per division. THE SUPER BOWL WAS LAST WEEK!
The 2010 season barely has been put to bed and here we are already talking about next season. And don’t start with any of that “If there is a next season” nonsense.
May as well get in on the act … Here are the top five fantasy quarterbacks heading into next fall:
5. Drew Brees, Saints
I think the Saints will get back to running the ball more effectively in 2011, which could dampen Brees’ numbers just a bit. Still, he can be awfully prolific even with a better running game.
4. Michael Vick, Eagles
Vick is perhaps the biggest risk/reward quarterback EVER. Vick is sexy as hell from a fantasy football perspective. But the risk of injury is always high and the chances of repeating 2010′s stellar season are low.
3. Tom Brady, Patriots
Imagine what Tom Brady could do if he actually had wide receivers on his team. With a collection of cast-aways, has-beens and rookies, Brady unanimously won the AP NFL MVP award for 2010.
2. Philip Rivers, Chargers
What goes for Brady goes equally for Rivers. Other than Antonio Gates, Rivers was throwing the ball to guys picked up off the streets of San Diego last year. And he stayed in the MVP discussion for the first half of the season to boot.
1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
Too many weapons to ignore: Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones, Jermichael Finley and Jordy Nelson. If the Packers keep all of those receivers and add more to this offense, Rodgers will find his way to the top of the fantasy rankings once again.
Here are today’s great reads:
- As reported earlier this week, the Colts did in fact franchise Peyton Manning. Gives them some time to work out a contract extension, and Manning still will make a very healthy sum of money next season. [ProFootballTalk]
- Always thought Mike Mayock did not get the credit he deserves as an NFL Draft analyst. Would much rather listen to him on NFL Network than those two clowns on ESPN. Mayock recently updated his top-5 rankings at each position. Have to say I am a little surprised at his No. 2 quarterback. [Pancake Blocks]
- Here is a list fantasy owners can debate heavily during the offseason: The most overvalued fantasy prospects heading into 2011. Some of these I get (Steve Johnson, Peyton Hillis, Brandon Lloyd) but Jay Cutler? How could he possibly be overvalued after that NFC Championship performance? I guess the lesson here is not to put too much stock into playoff performances, but come on man! [FanHouse]
- OK for those of you following the labor dispute and the potential lock-out: NFL lock-out implications for fantasy football. I really, really do not want to even consider the possibility that there will be no football next year. [FFToolBox]
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