Joseph Addai is back, but will he get the highly coveted goal line carries?
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When you think of the Indianapolis Colts one man immediately comes to mind: Peyton Manning. The iron man of the NFL has not missed a game during his 13-year career, but he did undergo a surgical procedure on his neck this offseason. This was the second time in as many years that he’s had surgery on his head pole. There is no timetable for his return, but most (tentatively) expect him back for the start of the regular season. The quarterback Colt wasn’t the only animal to suffer from abuse and cruelty. Austin Collie is returning from multiple concussions and Dallas Clark returns from a busted up wrist. If everything comes together the team should continue to produce an array of fantasy staples. To help clear some of the cob webs inside and outside of Austin Collie’s head we’ve connected with a fellow Bloguin site, 18to88.com - An Indianapolis Colts Blog. Let’s jump into it.no comments
The SoR RB rankings for the 2011 fantasy football season have been updated. I updated my personal set of rankings and then Justin tried to sabotage the entire set by adding his. Ray Rice overtook Chris Johnson, Peyton Hillis and Matt Forte fell a couple spots and Justin skewed our rankings for Ryan Mathews, Brandon Jacobs, Ryan Williams, Roy Helu, Tim Hightower, Ryan Torain, Willis McGahee and DeMarco Murray. There has been no word of a suspension for Mr. Occhionero. [2011 RB Rankings]no comments
Starbonell Does Dallas
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Each of us were asked to submit their Top 25 tight ends. Antonio Gates, Dallas Clark and Jermichael Finley each received a first place nomination, but it's Jason Witten who sits atop the heap. Four gurus, one set of ranks. Your 2011 TE rankings for the 2011 fantasy football season are after the jump.no comments
Chad is spoiled, he gets his name on the back of his practice jersey
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Where do we start with the Patriots? Bill Belichick’s dubious injury reports? Tom Brady’s mullet? Ochocinco’s stanky leg? Let’s begin with the offensive foundation, the o-line. New England has one of the best offensive lines in the game, no team pass blocks better than the Pats, and Belichick continued to add reinforcements to the trenches by drafting Nate Soldier (Rd 1 pick 17) and Marcus Cannon (talented, but medical issues pushed him down to Rd 5). Tom Brady will have plenty of time to dissect defenses and the run game will have room to operate. Because of the strong play from the o-line (and Tom Brady) the Patriots provide us with many fantasy assets. To help us get a better feel for how the offense will operate we got in touch with a fellow Bloguin site, Foxboro Blog. Let’s go.no comments
Weekly flareups of GTD are no laughing matter, practice safe drafting
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With draft season well underway, it’s time for your favorite physical therapist to chime in on which players I’m leery of drafting due to the risk of injury and which players should be fine heading into this season. That’s right kids, it’s the official Don’s Do Not Trust List ®: Fantasy Football Draft Edition (DDNTL). I’ve got a number of players to discuss, some of whom I will endorse and some of whom will earn a spot on this dreaded list. God has granted me a wonderful combination of medical expertise and fantasy prowess, and if baseball season was any indication you should pay close attention to my words here. There are far too many injuries and players to address everyone, so I’m sticking with players found in most leagues. If there’s a player in particular I didn’t address that you’d like some advice on, or if you just want to thank me profusely for being your fantasy draft guardian angel, please feel free to drop me a line in the comments section or send me an email. I’ll help a brother (or sister) out.
This final edition will focus on Tight Ends (QB can be found here, RB here, WR here). I’ll preface this piece by saying that ALL TE are at great risk for injury. They battle in the trenches blocking with the big boys yet also run routes and catch passes (often over the middle), where their large frames make them perfect targets to get lit up by a defenders. So while I endorse a number of guys here, don’t blame me when you’re breakout TE has a king-sized lineman roll onto his leg, shredding his knee. It happens. Don’t hate the player, hate the game. Let’s get after it!
You will take their lives, but you can never take the fantasy community's Freeman!
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With our composite QB rankings in and the Starbonell Station QB Preview podcast scheduled for Saturday at 7 PM Central I thought it'd be a nice time to talk Quarterback ADP numbers. We're comparing our rankings to Average Draft Position data from four sites: Yahoo, ESPN, Mock Draft Central and Fantasy Football Calculator. Some quarterbacks are overrated, some are underrated and some of these numbers are just funny. Let's do this.no comments
Could this be the last time we see MJD in the same space as Arian Foster?
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The Jaguars offensive line is tailored to the run and that’s exactly what the team does, and does well. Jacksonville was third in team rushing attempts last season (512 attempts), averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Only the Bears had fewer passing attempts and that’s because half the team’s passing plays resulted in sacks. Jacksonville played host to a snooze fest this offseason; they lost Mike Sims-Walker and brought in Matt Turk, a punter. In terms of fantasy football, the Jaguars draft was also boring. Blaine Gabbert will be useful only in leagues that use “holding a clipboard” as a stat and owning a receiver named Shorts is never an option. To get a better feel for the team and help us mine for hidden gems we contacted a fellow Bloguin site, The Jaggernaut, for some of that inside info people are always talking about. And go.no comments
Starbonell's QB ranks are in, just in time for Thursday's Starbonell Station QB Preview. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, the show recorded only audio clips. The good news is we've rescheduled for Saturday, you can stay busy by undressing our rankings with your eyes. The updated ranks include a new No. 1 QB, Michael Vick has fallen from the top spot. I'd give props to Starbs for helping me take Vick down, but he buried Ryan Fitzpatrick so I'm withholding all pleasantries. Other changes: Eli passes up Stafford, Tarvaris Jackson rises, Alex Smith falls and Jason Campbell is in the receiving end of some strange love.no comments
He's faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
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Each of us were asked to submit their Top 60 running backs. The composite rankings have been updated for your viewing pleasure. If there are any significant differences in our rankings we'll settle the beef in a public forum for all to see. Your running back rankings for the 2011 fantasy football season can be found after the jump.no comments