After addressing the defenses of the NFC South last article, we will continue now with their AFC counterparts.
A reminder that defenses are an important part of anyone’s fantasy football squad like any starting slot. So continuing on from last week, let’s look at the South divisions and start with the NFC.
In this series of articles I will go division by division talking about each team’s defense and ranking them in the last article. What makes me qualified? Well, I did take a defense as my first round pick one year. To be fair, it was my first year actually playing fantasy. Also, in my first year of fantasy it should be known that 9 DSTs averaged at least 10 fantasy points a game as compared to last season where the Bears were the only squad to do so (and by a considerable margin). In the last article we discussed the NFC West and in this article we will discuss the AFC West.
Now I know what you’re thinking. DST is just a throw away position, they’re just a dime a dozen. However, I attest that every slot in your fantasy roster is important and needs attention so that you can build the best team you possibly can. If you don’t believe me, then don’t come crying to me when you lose by 5 points one week, because your throwaway defense gave up over 300 yards and 4 touchdowns. That’s not a threat it’s just a warning.
With the Oakland Raiders impending move to Las Vegas, the Los Angeles Chargers recent move from San Diego, and many other rumored moves, the potential for a team moving in the near future is not an unheard of concept. Additionally, the last team to be inducted into the NFL was the Houston Texans in 2002, which means that if no new teams are added by 2021 that we will be in the longest period of time without a new addition to the NFL. With both those points in mind, here are the top 10 potential expansion or relocation cities.
Earlier this week, the least hyped draft of all the 4 major American sports took place. Yes, it was once again time for the MLB draft, the time of year where MLB front offices curb their attention away from the field, midseason, to select players to fill-up the rosters for their farm teams and maybe get luck and get a couple MLB stars. This year the Oakland Athletics selected Logan Davidson, a shortstop out of Clemson, who is not on their football team. I think it’s been nailed into everyone’s heads enough that Kyler Murray was the A’s first round pick last year only to have him leave for the NFL after a Heisman-winning football season at Oklahoma.
What can be said about the short-lived Alliance of American Football? It had hype going in, it had a sustainable buzz thereafter, and though the play was shoddy at times it was what many fans craved. Especially after having to bear witness to what football and Spongebob fans alike would attest to being a terrible finish to the NFL season. Unfortunately, the strong backing that the league was presumed to have was actually not strong at all and Tom Dundon shutdown the alliance so that he could focus on getting a bunch of jerks to go on a deep playoff run.
In this theoretical breakdown of a scenario I thought up while incredibly sleep deprived, we’re going to create the best team possible from each division, then seed them and run a tournament in Madden between the teams to see which team comes out on top in the Madden 2019 Simulator. Bold indicates the starter or starters. Wherever there was controversy or a tie between deciding the players, the one with the higher Madden rating won out. If you have any disagreements about the players picked, the seeding, or have an improvement for next season’s rendition, let us know in the comments.
Big Man Mike here with my hot takes of the season. While these takes are pretty spicy, they are actually takes that I can reasonably see happening during the 2019 season. If you want to argue them, agree with them, or tell me my thoughts are stupid, throw them down in the comments below.
Big Man Mike here with something I thought would be a pretty helpful index for everyone who has those thoughts regarding when a player should be benched or dropped due to injury.
As the dust begins to settle after the NFL Draft and as OTA’s being, the picture is starting to become clear about which teams are looking hot and which teams are looking like a garbage fire. I will be ranking every team by the strength of their roster, the strength of their schedule, potential injury impacts, and coaching changes. I will also be giving my prediction for each team’s record to end the season out.
In a combination of marathoning Designated Survivor and seeing the Instagram photos of Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo, Baker Mayfield, and many other QBs at the Kentucky Derby, I thought of an interesting scenario. In a situation where an event incapacitates every single starting NFL QB in 2019, which teams would be the best off? In this article, we will be ranking the backup situation on each team in the case of this situation.
Just under a month after the 2019 NFL Draft, each team seems to have their QB situation locked down for the upcoming season. In this article, we will be rating how likely each team is to move on from their starting quarterback in the next few years. This article will be ranking solely the starting quarterbacks, so the quarterbacks that just recently got drafted and are expected to start the year on the bench, including Drew Lock or Daniel Jones, are excluded.
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The team with the most buzz this off season is probably the one by Lake Erie. That’s right, with their recent moves, the Buffalo Bills are still ready to be New England’s punching bag. The other team by Lake Erie however has made waves with the acquisitions of Morgan Burnett, Kareem Hunt, Olivier Vernon, Sheldon Richardson, and their crowned jewel of the off season, Odell Beckham Jr. This has caused their Super Bowl odds to be as good as the league’s elites, despite finishing last season with a sub-500 record. Now that record may not fully reflect how good their team was because after the firing of Hue Jackson, they ended the season going 5-3 record. Now this is better, but it should be noted that these games were not against the best opponents. They beat a Falcons team that lost a lot of defensive starters to injury, a Carolina Panthers team in the midst of a seven-game losing streak, an uninspired Denver Broncos, and of course they also beat the Bengals twice. Needless to say I still have my doubts, especially since they only won that Broncos game by one point because of a sack by Jabrill Peppers who they traded away as a part of the OBJ deal.
This new stock of rookie quarterbacks looks interesting to say the least. Despite many labeling them as a weak draft class, 4 of the 11 Quarterbacks selected are expected to take up the starting job for their teams. If not right off the bat, then after they gain some wisdom from the veteran on their roster. Those four signal-callers are obviously Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, and Daniel Jones. Though I contend that if there was another rookie quarterback who will make a couple starts for their team, I would have to go with Gardner Minshew.