FANTASY LAND – There is a notion out there that Fantasy Football is for geeks.
It goes against every thing that real football is suppose to stand for.
Football is about coming together as a team and playing for one common goal.
It’s not about individual stats. Not about how many yards someone can throw for or how many touchdown passes a player can catch.
But since half of the world has a fanstasy team and are about to draft, I thought we’d do a public service here and at least tell you where to pick the Falcons at.
The Pro Football Weekly came in the mail the other day and they have a draft board.
We’ll give their top five and where the Falcons stack up:
Quarterbacks: 1. Drew Brees, New Orleans; 2. Tom Brady, New England; 3. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis; 4. Kurt Warner, Arizona; 5. Aaron Rodger, Green Bay. 10. Matt Ryan, Falcons.
Running backs: 1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; 2. Michael Turner, Atlanta; 3. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville; 4. Matt Forte, Chicago; 5. LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego. 47. Jerious Norwood, Falcons.
Wide receivers: 1. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona; 2. Andre Johnson, Houston; 3. Randy Moss, New England; 4. Steve Smith, Carolina; 5. Calvin Johnson, Detroit. 7. Roddy White, Falcons. 45. Michael Jenkins, Falcons. *86. Harry Douglas, Falcons (injured – out for season.)
Tight ends: 1. Jason Witten, Dallas; 2. Antonio Gates, San Diego; 3. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons; 4.Dallas Clark, Indianapolis; 5. Owen Daniels, Houston.
Placekickers: 1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England; 2 Rob Bironas, Tennessee; 3. Kris Brown, Houston; 4.David Akers, Philadelphia; 5. Josh Brown, St. Louis. 9. Jason Elam, Falcons.
Defenses/Special teams: 1. Pittsburgh. 2. New York Giants. 3. Baltimore. 4. Tennessee. 5. Philadelphia.
FALCONS IN THE PFW TOP 150 OVERALL
2. Michael Turner, RB
26. Roddy White, WR
46. Tony Gonzalez, TE
59. Matt Ryan, QB
118. Jerious Norwood, RB
132. Michael Jenkins, WR
When is your league’s draft? Who are you picking first? What’s your strategy? How many fantasy titles have you won? What’s the name of your team?