For some reason, Jay Cutler is concerned about his offensive line this season.¬† I don’t know why that could be; it has been quite an offensive group since he’s been in Chicago.¬† Starting from 2009, the Chicago Bears have given up 110 sacks.¬† That would give any man cold feet and I’m sure Kristen Cavallari can attest.¬† There’s a difference between a running quarterback like Cam Newton and a running scared quarterback like Cutler, namely the urine stains the Bears facilities has to wash out after each game.¬† Though I’m sure having Brandon Marshall as the number one receiver over Roy Williams will help, he still needs longer than one second to pass the ball.¬† Is it any wonder Cutler has been using animal therapy to deal with his fears?¬† I’m not gonna get excited about Cutler for fantasy purposes this year.¬† In fact, I bite my thumb at the idea of it.¬† In other news-like information:
Vince Young – Signed with dream team 2.0 last Friday – also known as ‘whatever team will pay him to still play’ – joining the Buffalo Bills to be the backup for Ryan Fitzpatrick.¬† This move might actually have fantasy relevance given Ryan’s late-season swoon after signing his extension¬†during the 2011¬†season.¬† Of course, only bye week and two quarterback league relevance but that counts right?
Wes Welker – Signed a franchise tender on Tuesday, which is almost as tasty as a chicken tender.¬† Last year was off the charts for Welker and his fantasy owners, especially in PPR leagues.¬† We can’t assume a repeat but if he gives us a 2007 or 2008 season again it will be¬†almost as useful, more or Wes.
Adrian Peterson – Says he’ll be very surprised if he doesn’t play week 1.¬† Sky at Razzball says he’d be very surprised if he did.¬† Who you gonna believe?¬† I know it’s early to test your faith but believe me, athletes say the darndest things.
Christian Ponder – In other Viking news, Ponder was extremely happy to see the Vikings sign OL Matt Kalil.¬† Though on the surface Ponder had a bad rookie campaign, you have to consider some factors.¬† One, he played with a hip pointer injury over his last five games.¬† Two, he was a rookie dropped into the starting role about mid-way through a training campless season.¬† Three, blindside isn’t just a movie title, kids.¬† There could be some sneaky value in Ponder this year, even if Peterson doesn’t come back straight away.¬† We wrote a lot about this kid in a newsie type blurb.¬† Sounds like we’ll need to deliberate about him as hard as he does his faith with a sleeper post in the future…
Darren McFadden – States that everything is ‘full speed ahead’ for the 2012 season.¬† I’m going to let you in on a big secret: ‘McFadden is very good when he is healthy’.¬† Oh, you knew that already?¬† Alright then, another secret: ‘He never stays healthy’.¬† So you knew that too?¬† So why are you drafting him then?¬† He always goes higher than he should based on his talent.¬† It’s hard to replace your 2nd or 3rd round pick and when you have someone who’s never played a full season going that high, you’re asking for the headache.¬† But if you want to draft him, go ahead.¬† Go on, I’m Darren ya!