You start the year trying to predict what a team will look like not just to start the year but over the course of it. You go off of hunches, intuition, previous year’s stats…you comb through a lot of data to try and assess just what a particular team will be able to do heading into the year. It’s never an exact science, of course, and so many factors can shape or hide a poor player or offense into something palatable. Entering into 2013, a major source of concern for the Chargers was an offensive line that was deemed one of – if not the – worst line for pass blocking and heading into 2013, there wasn’t much optimism surrounding it getting any better. Enter, stage left, Philip Rivers. A slow, pure pocket passer who had a hard time throwing the ball last year in no small part because he had a hard time staying on his feet long enough to do so. But the Chargers have made some adjustments to Rivers and his game this year and it’s allowing for some success. After his second 400 yard passing game of the year – he finished 35/42 for 402, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception – it’s clear that some of the passing game has changed for the better in San Diego. They’re using quick routes a lot more as well as dumping off to their backs in space more as well. He’s allowing his skill players to be the play makers and not relying on the deep outs as much. The VJax and DX deep route is nice but it’s not sustainable if you don’t have time to throw. After today’s game, Rivers is on pace for 4,796 passing yards and a 44:8 touchdown to interception ratio and the second most passing attempts (568) of his career. Given how erratic Mathews has played to date, I don’t see this passing trend going away. You always wonder ‘who’s going to be that near QB1 that goes undrafted or goes late a la Josh Freeman or Andy Dalton from 2012’ and you just might be seeing it. Given the schedule through week 9 (@Oak, Indy, @Jax, Bye, @Was), there’s no reason to think these Rivers can keep rolling. In other 2013 Fantasy Football news…Please, blog, may I have some more?
The doc is back in and there are a lot of injuries with fantasy impacts. It’s hard to believe most leagues will be 1/3 of the way through the regular season after this week so injuries are quickly becoming more critical. Let’s start with the running back situation in Buffalo. Fred Jackson says he is […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
With bye weeks starting to kick in, fantasy owners need to keep an even closer eye on matchups to determine the best plug-in players for their typical week to week starters. Donald Brown and Isaac Redman may not have been elite talents, but their production will still be missed by some, so who can you […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
When we left off our top 20 running backs for 2012 Fantasy Football, we were still rounding out the ‘Team’s #1 RB option until proven worthless’ tier and I’ll fully admit my faith in this position was shaken to it’s core. I really hated ranking Shonne Green ahead of…well anyone but that’s the life of […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Fantasy Football thoughts and opinions heading into NFL Week 1. New Orleans 34, Green Bay 42 I think the NFL should have used this version of an American anthem to kick off the season. Pierre Thomas, not Darren Sproles, was the running back in the first part of the two minute drill. Head coach […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
(Doc’s Note: I’d like for y’all to welcome Joe to Razzball! He’ll be giving us his take on fake football all season) AFC East Living in the New York metro area, I can tell you New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has been quiet. It’s refreshing, and perhaps a little hint that he doesn’t […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
As a fake football geek I don’t have the same ill feelings I once had for whole organizations (except you Washington) or as much blind homerism either. So when I say I think the Cowboys are a team that you must mine for fantasy talent this season it comes from my fake football geekery, not […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Let me start by thanking everyone that has submitted an article. You’ve put yourselves out there to be judged and that’s not an easy thing to do. I know how it feels to have an editor send something back to you and say, “try again,” and that feeling usually involves me saying to myself at […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
THE NFL LOCKOUT IS OVER! I don’t mean to yell but…well…yes I do! Football is back baby! Fantasy football is back too, so we finally have something entertaining to make us look busy at work. No more clicking mouses and shuffling paperwork hoping the boss thinks we’re actually doing something productive when in reality we […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Everyone will be looking for the next Arian Foster, Peyton Hillis or Ahmad Bradshaw in their 2011 fantasy drafts. They’re not easy to find. They’re even harder to find in February, but it’s never too early to start searching. Everyone can make solid running back picks in the top 3 rounds, but it’s the fantasy […]Please, blog, may I have some more?