Teams to Avoid in Fantasy Play

There are 3 teams that I would avoid in fantasy play- St Louis, Denver, and Buffalo. I might say 4 but I’ll give Todd Haley credit he has at least drafted two play makers in KC.  Simply put the Rams and Bucs will be pathetic this year. Buffalo needs amazing RB play to have a chance. The Broncos have more injuries then the 1991 Eagles. Can Josh McDaniels be as successful as Buddy Ryan? Doubtful the 1991 Eagles went 10-6.  If McDaniels goes 10-6 I’ll strip naked and run through downtown Denver.

Kansas City’s Playmakers  – Dexter McCluster is going to be a Brian Westbrook type player. He will not be able to line up between the tackles like Westbrook but he has his catching and running ability. Everything I am reading about McCluster out of camp is positive. He is an offensive playmaker they desperately needed. Give Haley credit he immediately recognized McCluster was too small to be an RB in the NFL so he was converted to WR. Still, I wouldn’t be surprised for him to line up as tailback to throw off the D from time to time.

McCluster’s new position is especially intuative since Dwayne Bowe has an attitude problem and Chris Chambers does not have Driver or Mason fountain of youth.  The odds of Chambers repeating 2009 numbers are as long as Denver going 10-6. Don’t panic folks Chambers is still worthy of a WR 3 position.

KC also has an impressive TE that I missed when I wrote the “TE Quandry” earlier this week. Tony Moeaki is a 3rd round pick from Iowa. He has been tearing it up as camp. Todd Haley claims he is the breakout player of camp. I’m not sure I draft him in traditional drafts but I definitely keep an eye on him in Dynasty/Keeper leagues.

It seems that Haley is the closest of the “new young coaches” in the NFL that will have a breakout season. He addressed the WR/RB/TE position in the off season. The only question mark on this offense is whether Cassell is legit at the QB position. Time will tell. Lets not forget Cassell was a career backup until he was thrust into the spotlight with Brady’s injury two years ago. Not only did he backup Brady in the Pro’s but also Matt Leinart in college. From what I’ve seen of Leinart the fact Cassell couldn’t beat him enforces my thoughts that Cassell is a fraud.

St Louis – One word “clusterf***.” I love Steve Spagnuolo. He was a defensive mastermind for the Giants. He worked under the late great Jim Johnson in Philadelphia. I have faith that he will rebuild their defense. Alas, this does not help us fantasy players. There WRs are poor. They drafted a rookie “who btw slept in a car at one point in his life” Mardy Gilyard. He is quick and lean and his skill set is legit. The problem is who the QB under center will be. The word out of camp is that AJ Feeley will be starting and not Sam Bradford. Bad news for fantasy lovers. I “being a life long” Eagles fan knows that AJ Feeley can’t throw a ball deeper then 30 yards. Until the big man “Sam Bradford” gets behind center most of the WRs in St Louis hold no value. If St Louis gets down early (which will be every game) then Laurent Robinson, Donnie Avery, and Mardy Gilyard might be useful. The problem is that I have NO IDEA who Feeley will lock in on. I have no idea who the number 1 WR in St Louis is. Heck, I don’t even think the St Louis media knows.

Come back tomorrow for my break down of Denver and Buffalo. I have never seen a team with so many injuries as I have seen in Denver. This makes it incredibly difficult to predict which fantasy players will have value. I will give it my best prognotistication in tomorrow’s article.

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2 Responses to “Teams to Avoid in Fantasy Play”

  1. A C Slater says:

    What about Danny Amendolla he was a solid player on Saint Louis last year.

  2. fantasy flukie says:

    I do not feel that Amendolla will be a factor this year. He “by default” became relevent last yr bc of injury

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