Fantasy Football: Week 2 (and Football Season open thread)

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  1. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    I take a small measure of solace in knowing that I’d have lost no matter what players I played. But come on, did you really expect me to sit Aaron Rodgers against a suspect Seattle secondary?Report

    • Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

      Rodgers had a respectable game against the Seahawks, but Brady has broken fast from the gate. RB2 is where I falter. There is a real dearth of quality talent in the NFL at running back for some reason.Report

      • Avatar Michael Cain says:

        My impression is that o-lines all over the league have gone to hell this year. Tough for any running back to produce consistently if the blockers are getting beaten.Report

        • Avatar Dman says:

          Yeah, a bunch of teams offensive lines are looking bad. Has there been anything talking about why?Report

          • Avatar Michael Cain says:

            My suspicion is that several trends are catching up with the NFL: the prevalence of the spread in college so that o-line players are less prepared for the NFL; my impression that injuries are up; free agency. For the first Broncos game this year, the o-line in front of Manning had never played a down as a unit, and they looked like it.Report

      • Avatar Dman says:

        Teams are moving away from three down backs. They now have one for the first two downs and then another for third down. That is almost the best a back gets these days. Many teams are even worse and have a split like Cleveland, three backs with none getting into the high teens of carries.

        Combined to that how much more pass friendly the league is and you get drastically reduced/inconsistent points to backs.

        That is why I think the zero back strategy is becoming more viable and our league is very friendly for this. We only need one back to play each week, so we only need a second back on the bye week (baring injury).Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko says:

      Just finished watching KC at GB. And seeing that on the Yahoo league I came within 4 points of pulling out a miracle win notwithstanding my inexplicable benching of LeGarette Blount and my lack of anyone actually playing tight end.

      Aaron Rodgers is a young god, and should be worshiped accordingly. That is all.Report