|06-18-2008, 07:57 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Fantasy football predictions for the Broncos
So this is a very long article... so I just posted the Broncos-related stuff here. The full article is:
Berry: Guys I love, guys I hate
By Matthew Berry
June 18, 2008, 5:26 PM
...Look, fantasy sports is as much about value as anything else. I talk about this and pretty much everything else you need to know strategywise in my Draft Day Manifesto, but basically, you win leagues not with your first-round picks, but by grabbing a Brandon Marshall late (as I recommended last June 25, before everyone else was on the bandwagon; look it up, baby!). However, your first pick is still important. It's the face of your team and your statistical bedrock.
...Guys I love
Brandon Marshall, WR, Broncos: One of my best calls from last year. Might as well double down.
Tony Scheffler, TE, Broncos: Starting in Week 12 of last year, only four tight ends had more receiving yards and only two had more touchdowns. He spent his offseason working out with Jay Cutler and Marshall.
Guys I hate
Jay Cutler, QB, Broncos: Love his talent, hate his coach. And his No. 2 wideout (see below). Just inconsistent play-calling and Denver's propensity to run the ball made for 11 of 16 games last year in which Cutler threw one or zero touchdown passes. Or, to put it another way, there were only five games last year in which Cutler threw more than one touchdown.
Michael Pittman, RB, Broncos: OK, yeah, any Denver running back has value. True. But he wasn't very good last year on a Bucs team that also ran the ball well. And he's never been able to stay healthy. And he kicks kittens and nuns. In the kidneys.
Darrell Jackson, WR, Broncos: Remember 2004? Lord of the Rings won Best Picture. Janet Jackson had a wardrobe malfunction. I spent money on something called "The Lingerie Bowl." But more importantly, that was the last time Darrell Jackson played all 16 games in a season. It was also the last year the Denver Broncos had two 1,000 yard receivers. 2004 was a long time ago.
...There you go kids. Love/Hate '08 is in the books. Two more updates coming before opening kickoff. Be sure to read the rest of the draft kit, practice your strategy in our free mock draft lobby and tip your waitresses.
Matthew Berry -- The Talented Mr. Roto -- is ESPN's senior director of fantasy. He was just as surprised as you to find out it's a real job. He is a multiple award winner from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, including a Writer of the Year award. He is also the creator of RotoPass.com, a Web site that combines a bunch of well known fantasy sites, including ESPN Insider, for one low price. Use promo code ESPN for 10 percent off. And if you are already a member of Insider, you get an additional discount when you upgrade.
|06-18-2008, 08:06 PM||#2|
YES A DT!!!!!!
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: From Calgary, in Halifax for School
Darrell played 15 games last year. If he can play 15 this year, he'll put up good numbers.