Why NFL Fantasy Guide?

WE ARE SORRY: Due to the overwhelming time it takes to keep up with Fantasy Stats, I am no longer creating up to date draft lists and such on this blog.

However, I would like to remind you that the articles are for the most part still good advice to keep to heart when playing Fantasy Football.

NFL Fantasy Guide

Often in the preseason, there are questions about players. Injuries, position battles and anything that might effect the Fantasy Football Player Rankings. Here I will address some of them.

NFL Fantasy Guide Articles

Please, feel free to read the following articles. Even some of the most experienced Fantasy Football owners might learn something. With over 15 years of fantasy sports experience I assure you, these articles are written from experience filled with trial and error as well as success.

Fantasy Football Draft: Basic Rules to Follow

Which Player Ranks #1 in Fantasy Football?

A Theory on Keeper League Rankings

Fantasy Football Season Waivers and Trades

The NFL Preseason Cannot Be Trusted

The 2nd Worst Week in Football


Detroit Lions Fantasy Players

Quarterback - Matthew Stafford - (Position Rank - 20)
Quarterback - Daunte Culpepper - (Position Rank - 21)
(Passing) 3,150 Yards, 17 TD, 13 IT, 40 Sacks
(Rushing) 100 Yards, 2 TD, 4 Fumbles
We wont know until the third preseason game is over at the earliest on which quarterback is starting. In Keeper leagues, Stafford is much more valuable. Which ever it is, remember that Detroit will be playing from behind a lot and the quarterback will have Calvin Johnson to throw the ball to.

Running Back - Kevin Smith - (Position Rank -17)
(Rushing) 1,100 Yards, 10 TD, 1 Fumbles
(Receiving) 45 Catches, 300 Yards, 0 TD
My greatest complaint about Kevin Smith is that he seems to lack the extra gear for breakaways. His longest carry in 2008 was 50 yards. It was not a touchdown because he was chased down. His longest after that was only 32 yards, though he broke into open field on several occasions. Yet he has put on lower body muscle to help him break arm tackles and he is the featured back in Detroit.

Wide Receiver - Calvin Johnson - (Position Rank - 5)
(Receiving) 80 Catches, 1,300 Yards, 10 TD, 2 Fumble
He is huge, standing 6'5" and weighing in at 235 pounds. He has great speed and can jump. Most of all, he has great hands. The only thing keeping Calvin Johnson from being the best receiver in the NFL is that he is on the Lions. Even with that problem he still might become the best.

Wide Receiver - Bryant Johnson - (Position Rank - 50)
(Receiving) 60 Catches, 750 Yards, 5 TD, 2 Fumbles
With Calvin Johnson drawing the attention of the defenses, Bryant should find himself with a lot of one on ones and a chance to put up decent numbers.

Wide Receiver - Dennis Northcutt - (Position Rank - 60)
(Receiving) 50 Catches, 600 Yards, 5 TD, 0 Fumbles
A great receiver in Calvin and a good receiver in Bryant. Then there is the rookie Tight End who will draw coverage as well. Northcutt should find himself with a lot of miss-matches to take advantage of.

Tight End - Brandon Pettigrew - (Position Rank - 19)
(Receiving) 50 Catches, 450 Yards, 5 TD, 0 Fumbles
Pettigrew may possibly be a Star Tight End in the making. I just dont see it happening this year. He will block well and catch some balls, but unless your league needs two tight ends, he is not worth drafting.

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