People….. it feels so good to be back! A Super Bowl, an NFL Draft, mini camps, OTAs, hold outs, injuries, free agency, draft kits, rankings, studying, the drafting of your team, and low and behold here we are on the door step of show time. The 2012 season is finally upon us and the long summer of waiting has come to an end. For those of you who have spent some time with us, be it studying, drafting, social networking, or forum’ing, thank you. We are working hard to bring you the best fantasy football experience possible and we are excited to begin our full second year with you. I could continue on with filler and some catchy metaphors that may or may not strike a chord in some way or another, but its week one, I think we are all just ready for some football. Let’s go. Rules first:
Start Ems and Sit Ems will debut every Wednesday during the fantasy season. If you want to know if you should start Tom Brady, Arian Foster, or Calvin Johnson, ask your mom, girlfriend, or a person you know with hardly any football knowledge and they will be able to help you with that decision. These are typically middle of the road to low end guys who could surprise or may have some advantage we thought might be valuable to point out. Conversely, we won’t tell you to sit a fullback or the backup QB. Any questions? No time, sorry, we have football matters to attend to. Down, set………..
Jake Locker – TEN vs. NE: 292 yards per game. 292. Per game. That was the average total that they New England Patriots gave up through the air last season. Sure things can change over the course of a full offseason but is there some coincidence that the Packers, Patriots, Saints and Giants were the 4 teams that gave up the most passing yards per game? 4 teams that happen to all be among the top teams in the league in pass attempts? Of course there is a correlation. The Patriots throw the ball all over the field, they score points and thus get into shootouts. Conversely, their opponents are baited into a similar required strategy to repeat. Locker will get a pristine opportunity right out of the gate to test out the Titans new Run N Shoot offense they hope to excel with.
Robert Griffin III– WAS @ NO: Similar to Locker vs. the Pats, the Saints also give up their fair share of passing yards. The first game post “Bountygate” for the Saints D and the big time rookies’ first game could provide a Newton like coming out party. The Saints will be ready to score quickly and score big to prove to the world they will be ready for this season’s challenges and RG3 will be forced to air it out in return. Add in that RG3 will get to use his world class speed on the fast track in the Super Dome and his rushing stats could be a very nice addition for his week one owners.
Other guys in a pinch: Russell Wilson @ARI, Sam Bradford @DET, Josh Freeman vs. CAR