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here is my rate the team write up, please bear in mind this is from a footballguys staffer named Jason Wood so take it for what its worth
QB: Ben Roethlisberger, David Garrard
RB: LaDainian Tomlinson, Darren McFadden, Ray Rice, Willie Parker, Cedric Benson
WR: Randy Moss, Steve Smith, Chad Ochocinco, DeSean Jackson, Steve Smith, Josh Morgan, Chris Henry
TE: Tony Gonzalez, Dustin Keller
PK: John Kasay
TD: San Diego Chargers
In a competitive league, almost every team has a weakness. It's almost impossible to build a team that is strong at all three core positions (quarterback, running back and wide receiver). As you probably suspect, we perceive your weakness to be at the quarterback position. Of all the deficiencies to have though, this is usually the easiest one to mask.
Footballguys owner David Dodds even recommends you go into your draft with the goal of landing the top RBs and WRs while waiting to grab QBs late. Value-Based Drafting principles also suggest that teams constructed in this manner end up being strong. But for this team to reach it's full potential, you might need to have a quick trigger finger at the QB position and stay on the look out for good quarterback help. Last year guys like Matt Cassel, Tyler Thigpen, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco likely went undrafted. Even Kurt Warner wasn't drafted in early leagues.
So although this team isn't perfect (few are), it should still be a strong contender.
Players we particularly like on this team include LaDainian Tomlinson, Randy Moss, Chad Ochocinco, Josh Morgan, Steve Smith, Darren McFadden, Ray Rice, DeSean Jackson, David Garrard, Chris Henry, and the Chargers defense. We have all these guys ranked ahead of where they are typically being drafted.
With great inseason management, we think you have about a 99 percent chance of making the playoffs.
With good inseason management, we think you have about a 99 percent chance of making the playoffs.
With average inseason management, we think you have a 91 percent chance of making the playoffs.
In any event, we wish you the best of luck. Here's hoping all your weeks are like week 10 of 2006:
LaDainian Tomlinson vs. CIN: 158 combined yards, 4 TD
Chad Ochocinco vs. SD: 260 receiving yards, 2 TD
Willie Parker vs. NO: 225 combined yards, 2 TD
Steve Smith vs. TB: 149 receiving yards, 1 TD
We have Ben Roethlisberger rated #13 among quarterbacks, so we're not even sold on him as a fantasy starter in your league. But #14-rated QB David Garrard provides you with another viable option. So while the position doesn't figure to be a strength, with shrewd management and a little luck you might end up with decent production at QB
Incidentally, these two have a terrific combined schedule , though their playoff schedule isn't so great. If you simply played the one with the better matchup each week, this is the schedule you'd face:
TEN | ARI | CIN | TEN | DET | CLE | MIN | TEN | DEN | CIN | KC | BAL | HOU | CLE | GB | NE
Nice work here. We like both your starting running backs, as our projections indicate that they give you a combined 2.3 point-per-game advantage over an average opponent in this league. Our projections have LaDainian Tomlinson ranked at #1 and Darren McFadden ranked at #15.
Your bench also looks good. Ray Rice should serve as a very solid third running back. Willie Parker should also be solidly above average at RB4.
Cedric Benson is an excellent depth pick, though you may not end up using him much.
Nice work here. We like all your starting receivers, as our projections indicate that they give you a combined 6.8 point-per-game advantage over an average opponent in this league. Randy Moss is our #2 ranked receiver, Steve Smith is #11, and we have Chad Ochocinco 12th.
Your bench also looks good. DeSean Jackson looks great as a fourth receiver; he's a likely flex starter. Likewise, Steve Smith should be excellent at WR5. Josh Morgan looks great as a sixth receiver.
Chris Henry is an excellent depth pick, though you may not end up using him much.
We like the choice of Tony Gonzalez to start at tight end. We have him ranked third overall at the position. He's about 1.1 points per game better than an average starting TE in this league. Dustin Keller is a nice backup.
We don't think John Kasay is starter quality in this league. Keep a sharp eye on the waiver wire.
The Chargers are our #5 ranked defense, so you're in good shape here.