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Fantasy Football 2009-Chat, discuss, evalutate the upcoming season.

  1. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    I have seen quite a few Fantasy Football fans here on Hubpages and have read many hubs. I would like there to be as place such as this where we can talk about this upcoming season.

    We can talk about our draft/drafted line-ups and weekly performances from our fantasy teams. We might even be able to help each other during the season with our teams.


  2. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    Okay, I don't want to be an outsider or anything but I have tried Fantasy Football and it got in the way of rooting for my team...So, if it's okay, I'd like to be a contributing blogger if you will, to help out any way I can because I love and know football!  Hope that's cool...

  3. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    That would be great! Anyone who knows football can be a good contributor.
    I have not made any of my drafts yet. There are too many questions in training camps still. Who will the starting QB be? Will certain players be "on the field" when the season starts?

    I normally like to draft all my teams in the middle of Preseason for that reason.

  4. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    For QBs, I gotta go with the following, despite my not liking them for personal reasons, I still respect them and know how effective they can be!  This is not at all in order:

    Peyton Manning-He'll make a star out of little known receivers...Look what he did with Reggie Wayne.

    Tom Brady-This guy is good for at least 38 touchdowns.  The last time he was healthy, he surpassed Marino's career season best 48 TDs.

    Carlson Palmer-Ocho Cinco just might play with a chip on his shoulder this year and Palmer's gonna be feeding him.

    Drew Brees-Head Coach Sean Peyton loves to throw the ball as I know, being a HUGE GIAANT's fan.  Brees can definitely deliver.

    Donovan McNabb-He's healthy again and that's bad news for his rivals.  He make it to the Pro bowl this year, I promise you, so long as he doesn't get injured.

    How's that?

  5. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    I like your QB list. And I also believe Carson Palmer should have a very good year. Ocho is the "main man" again with TJ gone. Palmer healthy...will bring back a Cincinnati offense with the passing game. And I read today that Chris Henry is back and it is said he has "turned his life around."  If so, then the receivers will be in an ok position and Palmer will have 2 good targets.

    McNabb...as much as I am a Dallas fan, I find it hard to go with Donovan, but...you make a good point. He is healthy and the team has brought in receivers for him. I also think, if he can stay healthy, McNabb will have a great year. He was very good at the end of last year.

    I have noticed in some "mock drafts" that several have picked receivers early again this year. Even when so many RB's are pre-ranked ahead of them. There is an abundance of RB's to choose from and with so many teams going with the 2-back system I am leaning that way also. Seems there are not that many "star-statistically" receivers after the first few rounds of drafting.

  6. livewithrichard profile image87
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    I can contribute from time to time.  I've been playing fantasy football online since 98'.  Mostly with free leagues on Yahoo.  I try to have 2 teams at a time in different leagues but it gets tough if you're in a competitive league.

    I should probablly be getting my cheat sheet ready for a draft.  The draft is the most important aspect of the game.

    My first three picks are always RB's, then WR then a QB.  I've found that even a fifth round QB pick can be great but a fifth round RB is going to suck.

    What are your strategies and do they pay off?

  7. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    I just wanted to add a little tidbit:

    For running backs, I do like Marshawn Lynch with addition of TO opening up the running game.  He should definitely not be ignored.  I wouldn't take him as a First-rounder or anything, but a good pick nevertheless...I'll add some more of my ideas.

  8. jbgunn profile image60
    jbgunnposted 8 years ago

    I just drafted. I am very pleased. Some of the notable players are: MJD, Steve Slaton, Boldin, Mcnabb, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Darren McFadden, and Chris Cooley. I'm pumped for the season, that is for sure.

  9. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    I have completed my first draft also. I ended up with; McNabb,Fitzgerals,T.Owens, Roy Williams,L.T. , LenDale White, Darren Mcfadden,Fasano, Dallas (def). Also E.Graham, Beanie Wells, D.Avery ,Hixon (NYG),Hasselback and Robbie Gould.

    I am ready for my next drafts.

  10. livewithrichard profile image87
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    I have my first team drafted too: Jay Cutler, Wes Welker, Anthony Gonzalez, Earl Bennett, Steven Jackson, Brandon Jacobs, Jason Witten, John Kasey (k) and Chicago (Def).  I have Issac Bruce and Tory Holt as my backup WR's and LenDale White and La'Ron McClain as backup RB's, Kyle Orton as backup QB for now.

    Toughest part of the draft is finding backups that do not conflict with the bye weeks.

    1. Michael Willis profile image79
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is the toughest part...the bye weeks.

      Brandon Marshall and his situation with the Denver Broncos is making it hard for anyone to draft him in fantasy football. Will he play or will be hold out or be suspended by the team?
      In some drafts he is being left out until very late rounds or some are taking a chance he will play and taking him early just in case.
      Orton has not looked that dependable so far in preseason and already has an injury. I don't think I personally would go near Brandon Marshall.