Vaca Time, Fantasy Football
Posted by rich on September 5th, 2008
Vacation time, yay, which oddly means I’ll probably actually blog more. It’s a funny thing, when I go away I always seem to have tons to write about, but when it’s a real work week, it can fall by the wayside.
This week the boss and I have been pretty impressed with the Sox resurgence. I don’t get it. I was ready to put them out to pasture not too long ago, and all of a sudden they’ve become pretty intriguing, some might even say frisky. Just like that September became a month to pay attention to.
Speaking of which, we’re certainly about to find out whether or not the NFL preseason really matters, huh. The Pats went 0-4 and I’ve not heard anyone get all gloomy and doomy. Most are still on the Pats bandwagon, that is unless you work for ESPN.com, and aren’t named Bill Simmons. It seems that the ESPN people are in LOVE with Jacksonville and San Diego even though the Jags still haven’t shown that they can really throw the ball if they need to and the Chargers have a QB coming off of reconstructive knee surgery and a star linebacker that needs it, but refuses to get it.
Okay, I said I”d run through my fantasy football team, so let’s take a quick look. Basically I’ve got a good shot at the playoffs just because of my running backs alone.
My backfield consists of: Ladanian Tomlinson, Larry Johnson and Willie Parker. My backups are: Jacob Hester (LT’s backup), Jonathan Stewart (who is splitting carries in Carolina as a rookie, big upside there), and Chris Taylor (the backup in Houston, who is probably the first guy I drop if I need to pick someone up).
At QB I’m rocking with Derek Anderson and Jason Campbell. Anderson can wing it, but he’s a feast or famine type of guy. Some weeks he’s going to be huge for me, but other weeks he might kill me. Campbell’s kind of the same kind of guy, although he’s more of a game manager than Anderson.
WR is the spot that I really would like to upgrade at. I’m starting Torry Holt, which would have been great four years ago, and Patrick Crayton, of Dallas. I’m not loving either one, but they’re good enough to help me out. The backups are Joey Galloway, Jabar Gaffney and Ike Bruce. Gaffney at least gives me a Patriot to root for and Galloway and Bruce are both long in the tooth, but somewhat productive.
My K is Shayne Graham from Cincy. He’s a quality one, but a kicker, so he’s not going to make that big of a difference either way.
On D we’re going with Chicago. The Bears unit has been one of the best in the NFL over the past couple of years and should be up there again this year. I’m happy with them on the roster.
So there you have it, the Stumblin’ Irish v2.008.
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