|SPOILER ALERT: He lost this challenge but it was a classy loss|
I have won every fantasy football league that I have participated in. And I rock four of them. In FACT, I own four titles in the last three seasons. It's been a while since I've secured G$FL glory but Ide has devalued that crown so much over the past two seasons that it is worth barely a few pesos these days. I WIN. A lot. And when I do, everyone hates it. Why? Because I get it. It isn't enough to win with class. Fuck that. You win big and you let everyone know about it. THAT is how it is done, folks. I plan on winning at least one more title in 2014. You would be foolish to bet against this. Today, let's introduce some players that I feel are being undervalued/underrated this season. For the fourth year in a row, I don't care about giving away my secrets. You won't be able to beat me anyway.
QB - Matt Ryan (ESPN #11 QB). I don't get this. If you don't get one of the top guys, why would you draft Rusty Dubs or Kaep or whoever over a guy with arguably the best receiving corps in the league...that plays indoors at least 9 times this season...has no running game...and a below average defense thus plenty of shootouts? The Falcons throw the ball a ton. You can't tell me that Matty Ice isn't a top ten QB. This is fantasy football, not the playoffs. Last year's pick: Cam Newton (HIT!)
RB - Douglas Martin (ESPN #8 RB). Anyone remember this guy? He was insane as a rookie and then got beat up early and often last season. But he is back now and you should be perfectly fine making him your RB1. Those huge receivers and tight ends that TB has now should open up plenty of space for the running game. Let's be honest, Lovie Smith is a classy pussy. They are going to run the ball. This isn't some sort of garbage Mike Martz offense. The Hamster should put up a monster this season. Last year's pick: Alfred Morris (HIT! At least compared to the rest of his teammates!)
WR - Julian Edelman (ESPN #24 WR). What the fuck? 24? Edelman's a top 10-12 fantasy receiver EASILY. I would have no problem with him being my #1 WR. He catches everything, is white so you know that Brady loves him, has virtually no other competition for targets (LOL Brandon LaFell!), and is from the MAC. There aren't 23 better receivers in the NFL than this little Jewish guy. Last year's pick: Torrey Smith (MISS...I blame Flacco)
TE - Greg Olsen (ESPN #7 TE). He might be the most underrated player in the league. I "settled" on Olsen last year on my 14-1 championship MSFL team and I could not have been more pleased with the results. Other TEs are flashier but Olsen consistently puts up solid numbers every single week. I would much rather have Olsen in the 8th round than Gronk in the 4th or Witten in the 6th. MUCH RATHER. Just a reminder, the aforementioned Martz couldn't figure out how to use Olsen in Chicago so they dumped him for nothing. BEAR DOWN! Last year's pick: Brandon Myers (YUCK)
K - Mike Nugent. I say this every year and it always remains the same: a good kicker is very important to fantasy success but steer clear of the guys who kick for awesome offenses. Great QBs get into the end zone. Mediocre QBs like Catler and Andy Dalton and often times Flacco settle for three. Last year's pick: Phil Dawson (HIT...I don't fucking know so I'll give myself the credit)
DEF - St. Louis. ESPECIALLY if your league gives points for sacks. This is the best front four in the league and no one else comes close. They are going to look a lot like those Giants Super Bowl teams (only on defense OBVZ). Being able to get to the QB constantly while dropping seven will lead to a TON of turnovers. I'm not sold on the Rams at all but that is entirely due to Navajo Joe under center. The defense is legit. Last year's pick: Jets (HIT because Rex Ryan said so)
How great is it to talk about fantasy football again? This is the turning point on the blogging calendar. Once FFF starts up, you know that blogging season is back. Agree or disagree with my picks today as much as you want but understand that until you win a Fleshlight Trophy, you are a nobody.