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?
The news hit my twitterfeed like there was a cure for cancer. Arizona trades for Carson Palmer! Finally, Larry Fitzgerald has a real quarterback throwing to him! It’ll be just like old times for Fitzy! And this is much longer than twitter will ever allow for one tweet! It must’ve been broken up over like 5! And I can’t stop using exclamation points!!!…!!! It’s true, the Cardinals finally got their man in Carson to do away with the 3-headed dreck of Stanton, Hoyer and Skelton for the season and it’s also true that Carson will most likely be successful in his stint in the desert. But let’s do like your mother did when you said you’d grow up to marry a Super Model and create a sock that never loses its elasticity: lower your expectations. It’s true that Carson is an upgrade over all those guys – and even Kevin Kolb who’s now with the Bills – but the upgrade that’s still needed hasn’t truly happened. Unless you think being a quarterback in Arizona is linked to the world’s oldest profession, you realize a QB can’t do their job while lying on their back. The Cardinals had either the worst or at least bottom 5 among offensive lines in the NFL last year according to most metrics. Don’t worry, Americans, you don’t have to understand the metric system to get how bad these stats are. The Cardinals line gave up the fourth most sacks (49), had the lowest ‘adjusted line yards’ mark at 2.92 and the team as a whole averaged 3.4 yards per carry on the ground. Those stats are like a surgeon performing a transplant: disheartening. However, the good thing we can say here is the Raiders line was not leaps and bounds better so there’s hope for a reasonable season to come from Carson and from his receiving crew. Just don’t go crazy with the twitter love and exclamation points about it. In other 2013 fantasy football news…Please, blog, may I have some more?