|"Gronk and Damman have a lot in common apparently"--what everyone is thinking|
Last week, I listed my underrated fantasy players for the upcoming season and everyone pretty much agreed with me. That was very much unexpected but it makes sense seeing that I am never wrong. But now let's talk about the OVERRATED players. If you recall, this was the post in which Iceman truly embarrassed himself (but probably not as much as when LeBron signed on to come home and he whined about Cavs fans not deserving him...LOL!).
QB - Nick Foles (ESPN ranked #8 QB). I spent a good chunk of my Wednesday morning pouring through depth charts and preseason rankings and I could not believe how much most people are buying into this guy. THIS. GUY. SUCKS. If you can't see a fluke when it is right in front of your nose then you must be more blind than me (very blind). But what about Chip's offense, you say! Who cares? His offense has always been based around a fast as fuck running game. The quarterback doesn't really matter all that much. Who the hell is he throwing to? Maclin is already hurt again and is a terrible #1 receiver. Riley Cooper is awful at everything but n*****-fighting. Jordan Maffews? LOL! Mark my words, Foles will blow this season and will likely get benched. 2013 Pick: Tom Brady (nailed it)
RB - Marshawn Lynch (ESPN ranked #5 RB). Nope. I want nothing to do with him. It's widely known that the Seahawks are going to cut his carries way down this season which I wouldn't worry too much about because his RB brethren sort of suck. But when was the last time that a holdout didn't completely eat shit? It's been awhile. Lynch has also taken quite a few hits on that uneducated body of his. This feels like a guy that you should let others fight over. He might be a solid running back still but I could easily see bust. Also, don't draft Arian Foster. 2013 Pick: CJ Spiller (another win for G$)
WR - Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson (ESPN ranked #14 and #15 WR). By all intents and purposes, the Redskins offense should be nearly unstoppable this season. And that is why I am terrified. They have fantastic weapons all over the field including Andre Roberts in the slot, Jordan Reed at TE, and AlfMo getting the bulk of the carries. But even if it is a lethal offense, there are only so many passes to catch. Garcon led the league in catches last season (true story!) and DeSean is a playmaker unlike anyone we've had in DC in a long time. But they are going to cut into each others production. I am not saying that these guys are untouchable but I think that both will have lesser numbers this season than in 2013. 2013 Pick: The Broncos Three Receivers (gonna give myself a miss on that one...yeesh)
TE - Rob Gronkowski (ESPN ranked #3 TE). Gronk has been a staple of gonorrhea on my DFL/LFL team for the last three years. No more. You can't trust him to stay on the field. If I wanted a guy that was always hurt, I would draft FagNasty. Someone will spend gigantic money on Gronk tomorrow not realizing that he still isn't cleared for contact and guys coming off torn ACLs usually don't do much. Try not to be that guy. Dump him on Dut. 2013 Pick: Tony Gonzalez (must have been a good call because dude retired)
K - Kai Forbath (ESPN ranked Who Gives A Shit). You shouldn't be drafting My Guy Kai anyway but he is probably going to lose his job and get cut anyway. It's hard to call a kicker OVERRATED now that Nate Kaeding is retired. OH HAMBURGERS! 2013 Pick: Mason Crosby (he has a stupid name)
DEF - Seattle (ESPN ranked #1 defense). Don't be the guy that spend 4 bucks on a defense. Yes, you want a good one but the difference between the #1 and #8 isn't all that great. There is no way to tell which one will have a lot of pick sixes so just play match-ups every week and let Commenter Daniel embarrass himself by up-bidding Richard Sherman. Last year's pick: Chicago (HIT! They were terrible!)
Some big time names on this year's OVERRATED list. I don't anticipate much disagreement though as all of my logic is rock solid. What I do anticipate is me dominating the War Room tomorrow the likes of which have never been seen. Might even steal a kidney or two. I'll see a good chunk of you at Augusta North in the morning.