Hello everybody, and welcome back to the final post in the Razzball Division Preview series. The AFC West packs a lot of mystery and a boatload of fantasy talent and upside in 2017, so let’s jump right in!
Hey guys, we are only a few weeks away from real football! Football that actually counts! Holy moly! I’ve been a bit tied up these past few weeks, and haven’t been able to finish my division previews (thanks a lot Sammy Watkins, Ezekeiel Elliot, Julian Edelman and Spencer Ware). So let’s do that, with the final two coming in the AFC West and South. So for today, let’s look at the AFC South!
This is it, I’ve reached the end of my half of the Razzball Division previews with the rest coming from Zach. It’s been quite a journey researching the NFC for the upcoming season. It was great going through all of the players that have disappointed me in the past and still loving them for this year and vice versa. Now, I feel somewhat ready to start my rankings for 2017. Within a week, I will put out my top 200 for the season and I will also put out a top 100 IDP players post as well. We’re reaching the home stretch of the NFL offseason, but we still have a lot to cover over here at Razzball. Without further ado, let’s get to the Starks of the NFC North.
Hello everyone, and welcome to another post in our Razzball Divison Preview series. Today I’m taking a look at the NFC North, which, in my opinion, is one of the most interesting divisions in fantasy this year. There are so many storylines and moves that occurred over the offseason that have made this division incredibly relevant fantasy-wise (not that it hasn’t been in the past though). This could either be a great division, or a frustrating one, but we’ll have to see how it shakes out during the regular season itself. But we can’t wait forever, right? So let’s get started now and talk about these four interesting teams.
Ever since Jim Harbaugh left for Michigan to chase Ohio State in the Big Ten, the NFC West has been a tale of two teams. The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals have traded blows over the past few seasons to represent the West with a home playoff game. This season is business as usual for the Seahawks. Seattle continues to reload while getting healthy where they were shorthanded the prior season. The Cardinals are becoming more of a question mark as Father Time creeps in on offensive weapons that Bruce Arians depends on.
The once left for dead San Francisco 49ers are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel by bringing in John Lynch to be the GM. Many questioned this tactic until we all witnessed him fleece the Chicago Bears on live television in the most one-sided trade that I can remember. While we as fantasy team owners know to turn our noses this season, there are a few pieces in place to keep an eye on for the future. Who knows, maybe there in a 2017 break out star on the 49ers. We witnessed the magic that Kyle Shanahan can brew up last season with the Falcons. The Rams changed head coaches but did little else to garner any attention after a disaster-ridden offensive season in 2016.
Along with the two sophomore quarterbacks that are sparking a lot of Fantasy Football interest, there were a few free-agent moves that are going to shake things up as we build our rosters in August. We have a few new veteran receivers in this division and a veteran name at running back that’s going to make the Philadelphia backfield situation confusing. Also, there’s a rookie running back in Washington who is looking to take a chunk out of the backfield work. I’m going to quit burying the lead and get the damn thing started.
Before we get into the NFC East, I want to take a paragraph and congratulate Jay, Grey, and Rudy for their Top-3 (TOP EFFING THREE!) finish in Fantasy Football draft rankings for FantasyPros last season. These guys have been at it for years making Razzball not only one of the best fantasy baseball sites, but also one of the best fantasy football sites. Keep telling your friends about us, the results from our content speaks volumes when you see stuff like this.
After two straight Superbowl appearances, the NFC South is coming up faster than that lady from The Leftovers and this past season of Fargo. Yes, I know her name is Carrie Coon, I didn’t have to google it, and she’s become my favorite actress. Some of you already know that I think that the Leftovers is the best show ever made, but I’m also impressed that Fargo was able to pull off another good season for the third straight year. Fargo has a built-in setting, but coming up with a different cast, story line, and ending every year and doing it well blows my mind. To put it in perspective it only took a second season for True Detective to suck at the same format. Well, I guess it didn’t “suck”, the acting was awesome. I’m one of the few who bought into Vince Vaughn in his role. The story was a snoozer, I can’t defend that part.
Before we get into our second division preview, be sure to check out Zach’s preview of the AFC East. Zach will be covering the AFC while I cover the NFC. Also, we must rejoice that Jay has returned to give you his rankings and predictions for the 2017 season. Zach and I are going to try and record a podcast every week to get you ready for the football season. We plan on having a few surprise guests, but most of it will just be us two talking shop.
Hello everyone, and welcome to Razzball’s Fantasy Football 2017 Division Previews. On this piece, we’ll take a look at this year’s AFC East. In past offseasons, we’ve seen many versions of the same headline: “Watch Out Patriots, Dolphins/Bills/Jets Are The New Team To Beat”. And while we haven’t seen that storyline yet, this is a division that moved in the right direction as a whole. It’s good to see that just for football in general. There are a lot of fantasy storylines and scenarios to dive into, so let’s get right to it…