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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman
    I ended up with:

    - Tom Brady QB
    - Frank Gore RB
    - Donald Driver WR
    - Randy Moss WR
    - Reggie Bush R/W
    - Baltimore Ravens DEF
    - Jeremy Shockey TE
    - Nedney PK

    I won my week 1 game. Just picked up the Titans RB and dropped the Broncos RB on my bench.
    I like that team...

    QB - You've got a top 5 steady producer no matter what, and with his WR's, he should be even better this year.

    RB - Gore is a stud. And you should know my thoughts on Bush...I think he's going to be a big producer.

    WR - If Week 1 was a sign of things to come, you might have the best WR in fantasy football (Moss) and a steady producer. Driver is a top 10-15 guy...he gets a lot of balls thrown his way, which means he puts up points.

    TE - Shockey is in the upper echelon, although a tad overrated in my book. He still gives you consistent production, and more production than most TE's

    K - I like Nedney...not the best, but I expect the Titans to attempt a lot of FG's this year, so he should be pretty solid. He scored 64 points in the last 8 games last year, which would put him pretty high on the list over a whole season. With Vince running the show, I think his value goes way up...

    Defense - Baltimore is the best you can get, IMO. They scored 218 points last year, which was more than all but 9 RB's and 6 QB's if I'm not mistaken. Regardless of what people say, I don't think picking this defense early is a bad move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billyrayjoebob
    I get it now...man-crush...
    Finally...I just didn't want to say it myself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyrayjoebob
    Mine (12-team money league) I picked 2nd:

    - Carson Palmer QB
    - Steven Jackson RB
    - Marshawn Lynch RB
    - Chad Johnson WR
    - Andre Johnson WR
    - Chris Cooley TE
    - Neil Rackers K
    - Patriots DST

    I won week one as well. Trying to pick up Arnaz Battle this week...
    Nice...that's pretty sweet for a 12 team league.

    I think Lynch will be a stud by season's end, and maybe sooner than expected if week one is a sign of things to come. After that, Palmer, Jackson, both WR's and the Patriots defense are all fantasy studs, IMO. Cooley is as solid as any after Gates and Gonzo. Kickers don't matter that much, but Rackers is pretty good. What does the guy with LT have? Without seeing the rest, you should have a pretty solid chance to win the whole leage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide
    Nice...that's pretty sweet for a 12 team league.

    I think Lynch will be a stud by season's end, and maybe sooner than expected if week one is a sign of things to come. After that, Palmer, Jackson, both WR's and the Patriots defense are all fantasy studs, IMO. Cooley is as solid as any after Gates and Gonzo. Kickers don't matter that much, but Rackers is pretty good. What does the guy with LT have? Without seeing the rest, you should have a pretty solid chance to win the whole leage.
    That guy only drafted "fair":

    McNabb QB
    LT RB
    Tatum Bell RB
    Steve Smith WR
    Lee Evans WR
    LJ Smith TE
    Josh Brown K
    Philadelphia DST

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyrayjoebob
    That guy only drafted "fair":

    McNabb QB
    LT RB
    Tatum Bell RB
    Steve Smith WR
    Lee Evans WR
    LJ Smith TE
    Josh Brown K
    Philadelphia DST
    Yeah, I suspect he could have done better, but his team isn't bad. There are some if though...

    McNabb needs to stay healthy.
    Tatum Bell needs to stay healthy, and exceed expectations.
    I like his WR's, but again Steve Smith is an injury concern.
    L.J. Smith is a decent TE, but I'd prefer someone else personally.
    Kicker shmicker...
    Philly's defense could be good, but again, I'd like to have a better option.

    I'd rather have your team, but LT can be the equalizer if he can come close to last season...if all his guys stay healthy and LT comes close to last season, his will be hard to beat. I'd still take yours though, I think...

    I'll just match them up...

    Palmer vs. McNabb - If McNabb stays healthy, this one is pretty close to even, IMO. I give the edge to Palmer just because I think he's much less of an injury concern.

    LT & Bell vs. Jackson and Lynch - LT is a fantasy freak, second to none. However, after that Jackson is as good as you can hope for. I definitely like Lynch better than Bell. I don't think LT will put up 418 fantasy points this year, so I'd give you the edge here as well because I think the gap between LT and Jackson will be smaller and Lynch will outscore Bell enough to make up the difference.

    Smith & Evans vs. Johnson and Johnson - If they all stay healthy, this one is really close as well. Again, I like the two Johnsons...Chad is a solid fantasy guy and I think Andre Johnson will have a career year with Schaub throwing to him...and he's already had some pretty good seasons. Smith and Evans are big producers too, but Smith's injury history scares me away and that's why I give your duo the edge.

    Smith vs. Cooley - Cooley is easily the guy for me. He's been pretty consistent. Smith has potential but seems unfocused too often...drops a lot of balls, and Brown and Curtis will take chances from him. Cooley is also a red zone target that the Skins like to use.

    Rackers vs. Brown - Shouldn't matter that much...both should be solid.

    Patriots vs. Eagles - Definitely NE...and should get even better as the season progresses. Harrison and Seymour return and the rookie Meriweather will keep getting better and better with more PT as the season goes.

    If his guys all stay healthy, it could be close, but I still give you the edge. If he suffers injuries, and the odds are pretty good that he will with McNabb, Smith and Tatum Bell...you definitely have the advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide
    Yeah, I suspect he could have done better, but his team isn't bad. There are some if though...

    McNabb needs to stay healthy.
    Tatum Bell needs to stay healthy, and exceed expectations.
    I like his WR's, but again Steve Smith is an injury concern.
    L.J. Smith is a decent TE, but I'd prefer someone else personally.
    Kicker shmicker...
    Philly's defense could be good, but again, I'd like to have a better option.

    I'd rather have your team, but LT can be the equalizer if he can come close to last season...if all his guys stay healthy and LT comes close to last season, his will be hard to beat. I'd still take yours though, I think...

    I'll just match them up...

    Palmer vs. McNabb - If McNabb stays healthy, this one is pretty close to even, IMO. I give the edge to Palmer just because I think he's much less of an injury concern.

    LT & Bell vs. Jackson and Lynch - LT is a fantasy freak, second to none. However, after that Jackson is as good as you can hope for. I definitely like Lynch better than Bell. I don't think LT will put up 418 fantasy points this year, so I'd give you the edge here as well because I think the gap between LT and Jackson will be smaller and Lynch will outscore Bell enough to make up the difference.

    Smith & Evans vs. Johnson and Johnson - If they all stay healthy, this one is really close as well. Again, I like the two Johnsons...Chad is a solid fantasy guy and I think Andre Johnson will have a career year with Schaub throwing to him...and he's already had some pretty good seasons. Smith and Evans are big producers too, but Smith's injury history scares me away and that's why I give your duo the edge.

    Smith vs. Cooley - Cooley is easily the guy for me. He's been pretty consistent. Smith has potential but seems unfocused too often...drops a lot of balls, and Brown and Curtis will take chances from him. Cooley is also a red zone target that the Skins like to use.

    Rackers vs. Brown - Shouldn't matter that much...both should be solid.

    Patriots vs. Eagles - Definitely NE...and should get even better as the season progresses. Harrison and Seymour return and the rookie Meriweather will keep getting better and better with more PT as the season goes.

    If his guys all stay healthy, it could be close, but I still give you the edge. If he suffers injuries, and the odds are pretty good that he will with McNabb, Smith and Tatum Bell...you definitely have the advantage.
    Thanks for that...and you definitely have a future in sports writing if you want to go that route...

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    In my league, Moss and Brady on my team beat one other complete team by themselves in Week 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman
    I learned the hard way that Reggie Bush is a second string RB that doesn't produce any good fantasy numbers - especially in a position that you need to score with. He will be on my bench in week 2 and will likely be dropped soon. The only way you can get anything out of him is if he produces a big play during his 10-15 touches - which isn't going to happen a whole lot in the NFL.
    I don't think I'd be too hasty to make that conclusion. You're basing it on his rookie season in which he had a bad ankle for a good portion of it...most guys have some inconsistency as rookies.

    Despite that he still produced 1,300 total yards and 8 TD, and somewhere in the vicinity of 160 fantasy points...which easily places him as a solid starting RB in fantasy football.

    Now, the fact that he should be better in his second season, and that he seemed to find his groove last year as evidenced by 9 TD's in the Saints final 7 games (including the playoffs) gives me plenty of reason to think he could move up the ladder when it comes to fantasy production.

    Just curious though...who are your running backs? And who do you plan on picking up to replace Bush when you drop him? I'd love to be in that league...

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyrayjoebob
    Thanks for that...and you definitely have a future in sports writing if you want to go that route...
    I wish...man, that would be my dream job.

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    Just to break Bush down a little further, here is his fantasy production from last year...

    First 8 games - 43 points
    Last 8 games - 118 points

    Playoffs - 33 points

    Stats

    First 8 games:

    Rushing - 207 yards, Receiving - 312 yards, 0 TD, 1 Fumble Lost

    Last 8 games:

    Rushing - 358 yards, Receiving - 430 yards, 8 TD, 1 Fumble Lost

    Playoffs (2 games):

    Rushing - 71 yards, Receiving - 154 yards, 2 TD, 0 Fumbles Lost


    If you project his last 8 games over a whole season, you're looking at 236 fantasy points, which would have placed him as the 7th best RB behind Brian Westbrook and 2 points better than Tiki Barber.

    If you take his last 8 regular season games, plus the two playoff games and project that over a season, you get 241 fantasy points. Or, the last 6 regular season games and the two playoff games would give you 258 fantasy points.

    I could be completely wrong on this one, but I fully expect him to establish himself as an elite fantasy RB this season. In any case, you'd be nuts to drop him in any league...unless you had LT, LJ, Jackson, Gore and Addai in your backfield.

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