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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Inching Toward the Season

Now that all the teams have had a chance to play at least one game what have we learned?
We learned that pre-season games are meaningless unless someone who is supposed to start gets injured. We see games that do not matter at all in the least bit - we see an archaic method of trying to get players in shape, when in fact these players are in great shape for the most part year round. The NFL wants these meaningless games for additional ticket sales and revenue - that is it. One or two games in the pre-season would be fine.
Enough of that - Rex Grossman has bad luck - the Bears seem cursed. Hines Ward speaks to Bill Cowher and has ended his holdout with the promise of a renegotiation. The Terrell Owens circus starts up tomorrow. Why do I mention all of this? News shapes fantasy decisions.
  • Rex Grossman out = knock down all offensive players on Chicago - Chad Hutchinson has never done anything in this league to instill confidence.
  • Hines Ward ending his hold out upgrades the Pittsburgh offensive players - it is good to have your top guy in camp.
  • T.O. - a circus that needs to be monitored. Even if after his meeting on Wed. he comes in, the Eagles will keep him on a short leash - if he plays then the offensive players projections are improved, if he doesn't it is a wildcard. The fact that there will not be a clear direction really hurts you when drafting McNabb or Westbrook.
  • Ronnie Brown finally signs - what does this mean for Ricky and the Miami Running game? Will Williams be out, split time, who knows - the rest of camp may point to an answer.
The news is just one way to constantly monitor what is going on prior to your draft and during your season. Keep reading and analyze the possibilities for change and it will help you to win in your league.


Blogger Erin said...

Well - I'd hoped for a better pre-season game from my home town KC Chiefs - here's to a better season!!!

8/18/2005 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger Fantasy gods said...

Chiefs are looking better on defense, and the O will continue to roll. Holmes had some nice stats in limited action.

8/18/2005 11:21:00 AM  

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