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Posted on: April 4, 2008 4:51 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2008 4:55 pm
 

Rookie running backs

Dave and I recently did a podcast about rookie running backs to look out for in the NFL Draft.

Check it out here: http://audio.cbsnews.com/mp3/sports
line/04038_fantasy_football.mp3

My top three rookie running backs in order are Darren McFadden, Rashard  Mendenhall and Felix Jones. I'd like to see McFadden with the Jets, Mendenhall with the Lions and Jones with the Cowboys. Jonathan Stewart is the other top rookie running back, but his injury history concerns me. The teams looking at running backs in the first round will likely be Oakland, the Jets, Detroit, Houston, Dallas and Tennessee.

LEAVE FAVRE ALONE

Brett Favre is retired. Leave it that way.

RONNIE AND RICKY

The Dolphins are now in Tandemville. Last year it was Perfectville, but this year will be all about Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams sharing carries. Look for Brown to be the starter and the main guy, but his knee injury will limit him. I look at Brown as a No. 3 Fantasy option, and Williams is now worth drafting as a handcuff. Look for Lorenzo Booker to also play a role, which will hurt the Fantasy value of all three backs.

BYE-BYE HENRY

The NFL should ban Chris Henry. The Bengals finally made the right move by cutting him. Good talent, but bad demeanor ruined his career.

PRESEASON SCHEDULE

The NFL released the preseason schedule, which is listed below. Check it out and let me know which game interests you the most. 

HALL OF FAME GAME - AUGUST 3

Indianapolis vs. Washington

WEEK 1

New Orleans at Arizona

Cincinnati at Green Bay

Atlanta at Jacksonville

Baltimore at New England

Buffalo at Washington

Dallas at San Diego

Denver at Houston

Indianapolis at Detroit

Kansas City at Chicago

N.Y. Giants at Carolina

N.Y. Jets at Cleveland

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

St. Louis at Tennessee

San Francisco at Oakland

Seattle at Minnesota

Tampa Bay at Miami

WEEK 2

Carolina at Philadelphia

Oakland at Tennessee

New England at Tampa Bay

Cleveland at NY Giants

Arizona at Kansas City

Chicago at Seattle

Dallas at Denver

Detroit at Cincinnati

Green Bay at San Francisco

Houston at New Orleans

Indianapolis at Atlanta

Miami at Jacksonville

Minnesota at Baltimore

Pittsburgh at Buffalo (Toronto)

San Diego at St. Louis

Washington at NY Jets

WEEK 3

San Francisco at Chicago

Houston at Dallas

Pittsburgh at Minnesota

Buffalo at Indianapolis

Seattle at San Diego

Arizona at Oakland

Baltimore at St. Louis

Cleveland at Detroit

Green Bay at Denver

Jacksonville at Tampa Bay

Kansas City at Miami

New Orleans at Cincinnati

NY Giants at NY Jets

Philadelphia at New England

Tennessee at Atlanta

Washington at Carolina

WEEK 4

Jacksonville at Washington

Atlanta at Baltimore

Carolina at Pittsburgh

Chicago at Cleveland

Cincinnati at Indianapolis

Denver at Arizona

Detroit at Buffalo

Miami at New Orleans

Minnesota at Dallas

New England at NY Giants

NY Jets at Philadelphia

Oakland at Seattle

St. Louis at Kansas City

San Diego at San Francisco

Tampa Bay at Houston

Tennessee at Green Bay

Posted on: March 7, 2008 4:43 pm
 

You say hello, Favre says goodbye

The song from that commercial was in my head.

Anyway, some random thoughts for today ...

  • Where does Brett Favre rank in your mind of all-time best quarterbacks? My top-five list goes like this: John Elway, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Dan Marino and Tom Brady. Peyton Manning will eventually knock Marino from the top group.

 

  • Enough of the Favre retirement shows. He said it best at his news conference that he now knows what it's like to be dead. Too much already.

 

  • We're doing a football combine with our Fantasy department. We'll do the 40-yard dash, shuttle run, broad jump, vertical jump and wonderlic test. We'd like to incorporate some more ideas, so if you have any suggestions, pass them along. In a practice test of the wonderlic Friday with 15 questions between David Gonos, Eric Mack, Dave Richard and Scott White, Gonos and White each had 13, while Richard and Mack got 11.

 

  • We're doing a mock football draft on the site right now with other Fantasy experts here in a 12-team league. I had the No. 8 pick and took Larry Johnson. There are at least three other running backs I like better than Johnson, but it's too hard to pass up on him at that spot unless you take a quarterback, which I didn't want to do. I'll likely go running back again in the second round and get one of my guys. We'll be doing mock drafts all offseason so make sure you check it out.

 

 

  • We're doing plenty of stories this offseason to get you ready for the 2008 Fantasy season. I'd like to know what you're interested in reading about, so let me know, and we'll address it.
 
 
 
 
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