The Flukie is Back! NFL Head Coach Fantasy Implications

Thank you all my flukesters for the supports during my winter hiatus. I am now back with near daily blog articles with regards to fantasy football. I have decided to focus fantasysportsgab on just football and baseball. Anyone interested in writing feel free to contact me. As I always say “I’m looking for a few good men to receive monetary compensation.”

 The roll out to basketball and hockey didn’t draw the interest I expected. So going forward fantasysportsgab will be your preeminent destination for fantasy football and baseball YEAR ROUND! Feel free to comment, debate, and go to war with the flukie! I’m back with a vengeance after winning two championships this year!

So many coaches have been fired in the NFL. With the impending lockout the change of coaches will have a major effect on fantasy. The facts are that the NFL won’t settle this labor dispute until September. In fact Jerry Jones is in the camp of owners that wants this wrapped up by September.Since some owners don’t want this wrapped up is problamatic. Why do we care about this in fantasy? Simple. The coaches that have been retained have a definite advantage. Their system is in place and their players know what to expect. With a new coach this lockout is going to affect how those teams perform, especially early on! Also, young teams in the NFL are at a disadvantage. In particular, teams like St Louis, Tampa Bay, and Kansas City. These teams are just beginning to gel and they need as much time together off-season and during training camp. They aren’t going to have that time and will lose games early on that could cost them a playoff spot. So veteran teams have an advantage going into the 2011-2012 season. Lets focus the rest of this piece on the new coaches in the NFL and whether we should steer away from their stud fantasy players.

Denver – The firing of Josh McDaniels is a good thing for the fanbase in Denver. However, it is a bad thing for fantasy players. Crazy WR stats are a thing of the past. The Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney, Eddie Royal experiment is over. With John Fox in town expect a run control offense with a standout D. Expect Knowshown Moreno to reach a prominent role. Don’t be surprised to see old man Deangelo Williams in a Denver uniform. We all know that Moreno can’t handle the rigors of the new 18 game NFL season. Expect to see the  RB split of Williams and Moreno. Buckhalter’s best days are behind him and I have serious doubts he will be on Denver’s roster. John Fox is the exception to my statement about teams at a disadvantage with a new coach. John Fix is the consummate professional and he knows how to run an NFL franchise. Expect them to play well out of the gate. The wildcard in this setup is who he chooses for his QB. The offseason buzz early is Tebow. I’m not high on Tebow but I do respect his work ethic. I need to see more before I commit fantasy football dollars to his name.

Cleveland – This franchise is a train wreck. I’m not sure whether it was Magini Magic’s fault or the personnel. The good news is you have a QB in Colt Mccoy. The bad news? I’m not sure Pat Shurmur is the right man to develop a QB. Everyone is saying that Shurmur is why Sam Bradford was successful. I am the contrarian here. I believe Bradford would have succeeded with or without Shurmur. Bottom Line- don’t risk an early pick on Mccoy. If you do draft Mccoy make sure you have another quality QB on your roster. As for their position players? The only person I would trust is the great white hope- Peyton Hillis. I do feel Ben Watson is a serviceable TE late however there are much better options out there. I would consider taking Massaquoi as a flier late.

Carolina – Ron Rivera is a great offensive mind. He proved that time and time again. However he don’t get s*** in Carolina. This team has got a while to go before any off there fantasy players are worth anything. Just think the 2010 Cleveland Browns. Figure, one of their RBs will stick. The debate is which one and how long till they stack the line against them. I wouldn’t touch squat on this team.

San Fran – The Harbaugh family has a coaching pedigree. Jim Harbaugh will be successful with the 49ers. The question here is not “if” but “when”. I wouldn’t be surprised if this team ends up 9-7 or 8-8. However he snake will bite off the head here. With the lockout and lack of “togetherness” time this team will miss the playoffs and not be a fantasy hero. His bro John is a rockstar over in Baltimore. I have no doubt that Jim is the right man for the 49ers job. Jim will find a way to make Crabtree work. I would trade for Crabtree now while people think he is a bust. I also believe that Gore and Davis still have good years left in them. I have no clue with the QB situation yet. I doubt we will know until September.

Vikings – Leslie Frazier righted the ship and I believe this team will be in the Superbowl next year. A veteran team that knows how to win. Frazier doesn’t irritate his players like Childy did. I love me some Vikings D, Rice, Harvin, AP, and Shitancoe (sp). Load up in 2011 with Vikings it is their year. They will come out pistons firing and the lack of prep time won’t affect this franchise. Doesn’t matter to me who the QB is (as long as Brett is gone) they will be successful.

Cowboys – Many a conspirest out there says that Jason Garrett sabotaged Wade. I think their is at least an ounce of truth to that. However, Jason will get this team offensively to live up to the hype! Add to that Rob Ryan at the Defensive helm and this team will be a force to reckon with (layoff or not with lockout). I’m a big Romo, Bryant, and Witten supporter. The RB position is a bit murky however I feel that the Choice/Jones tandem will perform at a high level. I consider both high RB2. One of them may break into RB1 territory. I just can tell who yet!


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One Response to “The Flukie is Back! NFL Head Coach Fantasy Implications”

  1. Taylor DeChant says:

    I am interested in writing for the Flukie. Please contact me so we can talk more.

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