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

Jump to Last Post 1-10 of 10 discussions (11 posts)
  1. Michael Willis profile image69
    Michael Willisposted 12 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 image81
    dohn121posted 12 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 image69
    Michael Willisposted 12 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 image81
    dohn121posted 12 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 image69
    Michael Willisposted 12 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. much as I am a Dallas fan, I find it hard to go with Donovan, 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 image80
    livewithrichardposted 12 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 image81
    dohn121posted 12 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 image61
    jbgunnposted 12 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 image69
    Michael Willisposted 12 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 image80
    livewithrichardposted 12 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 image69
      Michael Willisposted 12 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.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)