Ok, another 10 teamer, you guys are making it tough.
QB - Flacco, coming off a decent sophomore year and with Boldin, Stallworth and Pitta added to the passing attack I think you'll see them open up the offense a bit more this year. Big Ben is a great backup, he was a top 6 QB last year and can be gotten mid draft as one of the first back ups taken and could carry you in the second half or be great trade bait.
RB - Grant is solid and steady. I'm not a huge Thomas fan, too many other weapons on that team and he tends to become an after thought. Harrison is ok, but again in a 10 team league I'd like a better RB3 that isn't being pushed by a rookie and on a bad team. Sproles and McFadden the same type of back and both tend to under achieve. This is area should be average but it won't carry you.
WR - Moss, should be good in a contract year and Brady has looked very sharp so far in the preseason. Vjax ? Unless something changes quickly this is looking like a ugly holdout that will go to week 10 when he must come in to get credit for the year played. Steve Smith (Carolina) is an interesting guy this year, he has decreased each year but Delhomme also regressed each year the past few, maybe he bounces back but this will be a run first, run second team which will hurt. Cotchery and Breaston are solid bye weeks guys and Breaston if Lienart does anything could be a starter in certain match ups.
TE - Gates is a stud, enough said.
Your QB's are your strong spot but you can only start one. RB1 and RB2 are ok but your depth is lacking. WR it seems you used a much earlier pick then needed on Jackson and now have yourself in a hole there. TE you did very well. I'll give this team a C, you'll need luck or one of your back ups to get some help via an injury to a starter to get to the playoffs. If you can play .500 ball early and once Ben is back deal one of your QB's for some help maybe you can get a wildcard spot.
QB - You are loaded, Kolb might put up the best numbers of the bunch, hopefully he and Flacco have a good first couple games and I'd unload one for some WR help. You certainly have depth here.
RB - Solid, solid, solid. Thomas as a RB3 flex player is very solid, I don't love him as a RB2 but in this position he is solid. Tomlinson might get some goal line carries and surprise with better numbers then most expect. Your backups are fine, maybe could improve on McFadden or McGahee but depends what is out there.
WR - This is where you paid the price on the auto draft. Is it DeSean Jackson I assume, I'm not as high on him as some, I think his size will hurt him as Reid goes to a short more controlled west coast offense with the more accurate Kolb then the big play offense they ran with McNabb. Maclin might be the sneaky play on the Eagles this year. Colston as your WR2 is ok, I'm a little down on him as well but auto picking at least you got a decent guy. Meachem might be the best play of the Saints WR's, 2nd half last year he was the one with the most fantasy points. Obviously you need some depth for bye weeks and because Colston tends to miss a few games and Jackson is a little guy who missed a few games last year I believe.
TE - Celek should be a red zone favorite of Kolb, think poor mans Dallas Clark.
I'd actually give this team a B right now as it stands, love your depth at QB and RB and hopefully you can use it or a little waiver wire magic to help you WR's. Add to the WR's by trading a QB and you could have an A grade.
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Ok, calling it a night. Golf and picnic tomorrow so I'll be back Sunday to continue analysis.
12 league team.
QB: Phillip Rivers, Matt Leinart
RB: Deangelo Williams, Lesean McCoy, Ricky Williams
WR: Andre Johnson, Devery Henderson, Jeremy Maclin, Jabar Gaffney
TE: Owen Daniels, Vernon Davis
K: Dan Carpenter, Sebastion Janikowski
D: Jets, Dolphins
I don't really like this team. I got ****ed over in the draft.
This is my fantasy team for my class... 8 man league
QB:Phillip Rivers,Brett Favre
RB:Chris Johnson, Frank Gore, Reshard Mendenhal,Jonthan Stewart
WR:Roddy White, Sidney Rice, Anquan Boldin, Greg Jennings
TE:Owen Daniels, Chris Cooley
Kicker:Crosby, Matt Bryant
16 team league. I had the number 8 pick in a serpentine draft and starters are in bold.
QB: Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger
RB: Frank Gore, Shonn Greene, Reggie Bush, Steve Slaton, Kevin Smith
Wr: Marques Colston, Steve Smith (Car), Hines Ward, Mario Manningham, Jabar Gaffney
TE: Owen Daniels
K: Matt Prater
Def: Miami Dolphins
Thanks for the feedback. FYI, I too am looking to drop Kevin Smith for Westbrook since I have Gore as a starter.