Not gonna lie, as of this typing, there are a lot of Running Backs I’d like to own in 2013. Like A LOT of them if you didn’t get the cut of my jib the first time. The position feels oddly, dare I say it, deep this year. Of course, injuries haven’t happened yet and neither has suckitude so saying it’s deep might be premature. That’s what she said! What? Anyways, we just keep trucking along on our 2013 Fantasy Football Rankings and we’re glad to have you along. So with that, let’s dive in to the top 20 running backs and how they’re ranked for the 2013 fantasy football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?
Quarterback is a position this year that – much like a child left in a car in the middle of summer with the windows rolled up – doesn’t need to be worried about. Woah, strike that analogy and reverse it! Really, QB is gonna be the least of your worries in 2013, I can almost promise you. That ‘almost’ was brought to you by Elite QB Inc where we learn that a Superbowl winning QB should be a top 10 QB in the next fantasy year only because everyone and their mother know his name. I hear ya. Last year someone had a beef with me ranking Eli so low because he carried his team to that Super Bowl win. Eh, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but, uh, this is Fantasy Football and we don’t care. Good night! As stated, this isn’t a position to get worried about this year in terms of getting a top tier guy. There’s plenty of value up and down this list and a few sleeper worthy types that we might/should discuss at a later date. But until then, I say we keep on keeping on with our 2013 Fantasy Football Rankings as we look at the Top 20 quarterbacks for the 2013 Fantasy Football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?
As I sit here watching another episode of Fringe on Netflix – please don’t disappoint me like you did with Lost, J.J. Abrams! – it comes to my attention that a lot happens around us that we don’t notice or analyze for what it is. We go about our merry way, oblivious to the changes going on around us. Well for that reason, you can shave my whole body and call me The Observer because I’m witnessing something that seems to be drifting under the radar of most fantasy footballers. It’s happening in St Louis and hopefully it happens on your team for this season. I speak of none other than Sam Bradford. I know, much maligned and a ne’er do well on the lips of many who’ve drafted him in the past but I see a brighter future for the 2013 Fantasy Football season and beyond. Follow the typed word into the next paragraph if you wish to know more or run in fear from the unknown of which I’m about to lay upon you…
Bradford’s career to date has been nothing special, to put it mildly. A reasonable rookie year in 2010, a complete injury-filled disaster in 2011 and a solid yet unspectacular QB2 year in 2012. Well, for the sake of analysis, I’m throwing 2011 out the window like a man and his chamber pot contents from ye ole Edinburgh. Not only would it hurt my analysis – key reason of course – but it’s also not fair to look at someone through the lens of being broken. Too many games played at 75% in there and the data can’t be trusted. Good, now that we’ve established how I’m completely dancing around the data that doesn’t support my argument, let’s take a look at what does: 18/15 along with 5.95 vs 21/13 and a 6.72…I think I left something out in that. Oh yes, those are his TD:INT splits from the two comparable years as well as his yards per pass attempt. You’ll notice both improved over the course of that time and quite decently I might add. What I think we see this year is that third step from useful to QB1 caliber and I see this for various reasons. One, that offensive line for the Rams has improved this off-season, especially with the signing of Jake Long at LT. When you combine that with a set of wide receivers like Tavon Austin, Brian Quick and Chris Givens along with another immense receiving talent at tight end in Jared Cook, Bradford is surrounded by more weapons than Neo was in the Matrix. Of course, we haven’t even included the backfield which looks more and more like it’ll be a three-headed monster between Zac Stacy, Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson. Keep in mind my love for Bradford only extends so far. This 2013 season really is a put up or shut up year for him as I spoke of in the Razzball Football Podcast after the 2013 NFL Draft. But it’s quite a year to put up for him in St.Please, blog, may I have some more?
As I’m typing this, Ahmad Bradshaw and the Colts are in ‘heavy negotiations’ for Ahmad to be in Indy for 2013 and it makes me ask the question ‘what exactly does heavy negotiations mean?’ Are you all just farting around the rest of the time having light negotiations? We weren’t really serious the two days prior. In fact, we were really just here for the bottled water and muffins but now we’re, like, totally into it. In either case, I’m gonna live dangerously and say that this deal will be done before I’m finished typing this paragraph and if it isn’t, well I ain’t deletin’ $hit cuz I do believe Bradshaw will officially be a Colt prior to training camp which officially means Vick Ballard will go slide, slide, slippety slide in our 2013 Fantasy Football Rankings this year. Not that I was high on him to begin with but I will admit he felt like a safe RB2 type this year when I wrote my Vick Ballard Fantasy over the off-season. With Ahmad’s eventual signing, we now have an embarrassment of riches at the RB position to start the year and I’ll admit it has me giddy like a school girl and no doubt you as well. Wanna braid hair together? Eh, I said ‘LIKE a school girl’, imaginary reader. Oh, so I guess going to the little girls room to talk is out of question now… Indeed it is, I.R., indeed it is. But where was I? Oh yeah, Ahmad on the Colts makes sense. Just realize Ahmad has only played one full season over the course of 6 years so you’re gonna need to handcuff him with Ballard or possibly Donald Brown if something goes awry in training camp. But enough about that, let’s take a look at some other news that’s happened for the 2013 fantasy football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?
The trip continues and by that I don’t mean your face melting off because you’re still LSD. BTW, if you are on LSD I do promise your face isn’t actually melting off. Or is it? Have you checked? Go look in the mirror to make sure. No, the trip we’re on is to the center of the Fantasy Football universe by looking at how we’re ranking these mo’fos for the 2013 season. I already gave you my Top 10 For 2013 Fantasy Football here which you can find in the 2013 Fantasy Football Rankings there. If that doesn’t quell your thirst for random links in an opening paragraph then I give you this. You satisfied now? Good, that means you’re ready to take a look at the remainder of the top 20 for 2013 Fantasy Football with me…Please, blog, may I have some more?
If you’re a Fantasy Football addict – and I believe in your ability to be one and that you are – you’re no doubt aware of some shenanigans going on in the Eagles’ OTAs right now. But before we get all worried and weirded out – and why would you, you haven’t drafted yet – let’s review a bit of what I said earlier in the season when the Eagles signed Michael Vick from this post here…
So in order to talk about Vick’s fantasy impact in 2013, we do have to discuss his contract and it’s particulars…$1.5 million…’bad contract’…Honey Boo Boo Child’s bank account…
Hrm, I need to do a better job about what I select when reviewing apparently. What I meant to bring a synopsis of was that the contract really means very little about whether or not Vick is the starting QB for the Eagles day one or even on their roster. It’s a cheap contract for the Eagles and a worthwhile gamble on a man who has, at least in the past, produced at a high level at the quarterback position. Now of course, this is the news we’ve been seeing of late regarding first team snaps.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Where have I seen this name before? *Riffles thru notes* Ah here it is! Hrm, that’s nice and all but I seem to remember seeing it somewhere else… *Riffles thru more notes* Ah yes here, I knew the title of this post sounded familiar. BTW, do you know the difference between ‘riffle’ and ‘rifle’? I didn’t until today and now I have something to talk about at the next fantasy football expert cocktail party:Please, blog, may I have some more?
And so it begins. What once was a quaint and quiet summer turns it’s sun-squinting eyes towards fall and all the joy it entails. Look beyond your fun in the sun and trudge with me into the cold, crisp quiet of the Autumnal turn towards the gridiron as we inspect the players you’re going to put at the top of your draft queue. Fear not, rugged nobleman, for this journey – though long – will have a guide. A guide who is here to keep you on the path towards glory and – if the Lord wills it – victory and all the fruits that go with it. Your goblets forever filled with mead and your women (or men) scantily clad while they feed you grapes and shizz…sorry, ran out of steam on this epic yarn inspired by really liking LOTR-type movies and things. You ever notice how actors do movies like that with weird British accents even when the characters aren’t actually British? Is Brit supposed to be the tone you go for when you’re trying to sound serious? Why not Australian? I believed Rocko when he told ME garbage day was a very dangerous day…wait, where was I? Oh yeah, let’s kick this off right with a look at the top 10 players for the 2013 fantasy football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?
I don’t always draft wide receivers early but when I do, I don’t want to. Wide Receiver is yet again deep. There’ll be some pitfalls here and there but hopefully none as big as there were last year (I’m farting in your general direction, Larry Fitzgerald). Also like last year, I plan to hear plent of guff about where some guys are ranked compared to others. Problem is, I’d say there are about 17 or 18 guys who could be counted on as WR1s this year, especially in PPR settings and whaddayaknow, I’m ranking them in PPR so that statement fits. We already lost one member of my top 10 to injury this year when Michael Crabtree fell down, went boom at the OTA last week. Current word on the street is Anquan Boldin is getting on nicely Colin Kaepernick…calm down Chris Culliver I didn’t say ‘getting it on’! BTW, has anyone told you you’re cute when you’re angry? Chillax, you’re not my type either as you have an adam’s apple. I don’t believe the hype with Boldin and think it’ll still think there’ll be someone else who stands up in that Crabtree role of the wide receivers which you’ll glean from my off-season rankings for wide receivers for 2013 fantasy football below…Please, blog, may I have some more?
It was an eventful Wednesday last week to say the least. A man found a 1938 comic book inside the walls of his house, a jailed Pussy Riot member is currently on hunger strike and Paris Hilton signed with Lil’ Wayne’s recording company and plans on dropping a new album in the near future…hey I said it was eventful, I didn’t say it was all important. Of course the real news is that the San Francisco 49ers have lost Michael Crabtree for the foreseeable future to a torn right achilles tendon, for which he had surgery Thursday. To quote Harbaugh on this shituation ‘we do not anticipate it will season-ending for Michael’. Of course, that means we shouldn’t expect Crabtree to be ‘season-beginning’ anything either. Instant fantasy analysis: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Ok, now that we got that out of the way, let’s see what this all entails for this 2013 Fantasy Football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?