Deangelo Williams and my Bitch Brett Favre

I’m stoked football is back and FSG is ready to cover all the fantasy implications. We have a stable of writers that is now 5 deep so our coverage should be more in depth. The Fantasy Flukie is no longer alone. This weekend is HUGE as free agency begins. However, I will be camping so I will be internetless. Don’t worry I’ll be breaking it all down Monday August 1st. The ramifications will be huge. 

So I have been hearing much buzz about Deangelo Williams. I’m not a fan but in full disclosure I’ll give you my thoughts. First, lets review the data – 5’9, 217 lbs, and 28 y/o. He was injured last year and was a non-factor. In 2008, his numbers were good, not great: 1500 yards rushing, 20 TDS, and 121 yards receiving. In 2009 his numbers declined- 1100 yards rushing, 7 TDs, and 252 yards receiving. TDs dropped year over year– going from 20 to 7 is a huge dropoff. Granted, in Williams defense, there was the advent of Jonathan Stewart.

Multiple blowhards (Scott J Pachman- FSG writer, and Ross – FSG dedicated reader) are singing his praises. Mr Scott thinks he fits in perfect with Denver while Ross feels he is going to sign with Tampa Bay. How can you go into a season assuming Deangelo is a top 15 back?!? Scott J Pachman states:

Deangelo Williams is a top 15 back if he stays in Carolina. If he moves out of Carolina he cracks the top 10.

Deangelo is coming off multiple injuries. I have multiple issues with Deangelo. First, he is 28. In running back years that is like 35. How much gas is still left in his tank?! Many of you will tell me that he hasn’t been a full time runner and that his legs are young. Bullshit. His injuries have been a bit peculiar with an arch and ankle. The newest rumor is that DWil is standing pat and will resign with Carolina. This would lock him in tier 2 status…middle of tier 2 at best.

Deangelo in Tampa would make the most sense. LaGarette Blount was my boy last year. I have serious doubts as to whether he can repeat that performance. Especially, because he is mostly an up and down runner. He also needs major improvement on pass catching. Cadillac Williams is done. I’m surprised they got that much out of him last year. Deangelo Williams can catch the ball out of the backfield and that would be tremendously helpful to Freeman. Plus, Tampa Bay has got the money to spend. They are roughly 40 million under the salary cap. They should know Deangelo well since he plays in the same division. This argument makes sense. Now, if DWil doesn’t sign in Tampa I absolutely draft Blount. Not early but late.

Denver however has no desire for Dwil. They have plenty of tier 3 runners on that roster. They also haven’t given up on their young back Knowshown Moreno. Denver will not sign DWil. I stake my reputation on that fact.

Brett Favre is back in the press this week. As you all know I bleed Green. I also get a chubby for Brett Favre. The Eagles would be smart to sign Favre as a backup. Granted, all men in Philly would have to hide their kids, hide their wives! That aside, he can run the West Coast with one hand tied behind his back. Mike Kafka would be a horrific backup. Kolb is gone. That ship has sailed. He will be traded for a corner in Arizona. Mike Vick is the man but the man will go down….at least for a game or two. While all of this is compelling for ESPN it means diddly shit in fantasy football. Favre has no value. Let him sit out their on waivers. Now, Vince Young on the other hand…




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3 Responses to “Deangelo Williams and my Bitch Brett Favre”

  1. Robert says:

    He is coming back to Carolina. In my opinion, it was a poor decision because they have Stewart, who should get a majority of the carries, and Mike Goodson, who I am a big fan of. Hopefully Dwill and Stewart return to form to take some pressure of Cam Newton. The passing game must also be enough of a threat to allow the running game to take off, and that is where Shockey should help some. Could be another long year in Carolina if Cam Newton does not succeed.

  2. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    I concur – HUGE MISTAKE – this is the mistake that rookie coaches make. Goodson has been on my radar for 2 years now. Alas, it looks like I’m gonna have to wait an eternity for him to pan out. Shockey is DONE and you know it!! The bottom line is you need Steve Smith to stick his head up his ass and come back to Carolina to give Newton a snowball’s chance in hell!

  3. Robert says:

    As a Panther fan, I have to have a certain amount of faith that things will work out. Thats where I stand with Shockey. As for Smith, he is one of my favorite, if not favorite Panther of all time. Unfortunately, his attitude is something that needs work, still. If he can keep his cool and be a leader for the young offense, then the Panthers might win 7 or 8 games. But that is a question that will have to wait to be answered until the season starts.

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