Week One Defensive Rankings??? - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to Football Talk

Week One Defensive Rankings???

Moderator: Football Moderators

Week One Defensive Rankings???

Postby Warpigs » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:38 am

Just wondering if Plindsey or any of his posse were continuing the work they completed last year on defensive unit projections for each week. It was great stuff.
Image
Warpigs
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe RankerCafe Spotter
Posts: 3054
(Past Year: 3)
Joined: 20 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Football

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:13 am

Plinds needs a good 4-5 weeks of data before his formula can be used with any certainty, so we wont see those for a month or so.

However - there are certain things you can look for in finding cheap WW defensive options. High powered offenses going up against weak teams is a recipe for fantasy D success as a general rule. Thats why a while back I remember Plindsey liked STL vs. SF in week 1, while I was looking at CIN vs. CLE. Both CIN and STL should be strong candidates to pick up for week 1 spot duty. Another D to look at for week 1 is KC - if the Jets get into a shootout, the KC D could get some nice turnover numbers.
Cornbread Maxwell
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 5924
Joined: 7 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Football

Postby The_Dude » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:26 pm

hehe... I was just thinking when drafting my defenses in the last two rounds yesterday that I hoped plindsey or someone of similar awesomeness would be around the forms this year doing the nerd-work for those of us too busy or lazy to do it ourselves on defensive matchups.

The lack of data availability in week 1 not withstanding, how do we feel about the defensive matchups for week 1? Leaving out the best teams, I'm thinking the two best available pickups are:

Cincy D @ Cleveland?

Denver D @ Miami?

Any other thoughts?
Image

I am the Walrus
The_Dude
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe RankerEagle Eye
Posts: 3481
(Past Year: 2)
Joined: 14 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: My ivory tower, where I oversee the intellectual development of America's youth

Postby moochman » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:36 pm

Dude, ya gotta love the prospects of Denver's D against the Phins{.
Image


I think, therefore I am. I think fantasy, therefore I am unreal?
moochman
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterSurvival Of The Fittest WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 16300
(Past Year: 80)
Joined: 20 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Living in the shame only a Lions fan knows

Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:39 pm

moochman wrote:Dude, ya gotta love the prospects of Denver's D against the Phins{.


Absolutely...I thought about using them and still may. I have STL activated for right now. :-o

We did talk about this a little the other day:
http://www.fantasyfootballcafe.com/foru ... p?t=150443

When I get home tonight, I'll try and run some numbers...but they will be off of last year's final 4 games and probably won't have any bearing on what will actually happen this year.
The One, the Only, the Incomparable Mercer Boy.
My My YouTube.
Mercer Boy
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe MusketeerWeb SupporterLucky Ladders ChampionPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly Winner
Posts: 12045
Joined: 22 Oct 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: New Castle, PA

Postby The_Dude » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:47 pm

Thanks gents... its good to be back in the cafe... I did almost no draft prep this year since I got a new job... it occurred to me last night in rnd 8 when I was about to draft some throwaway defense that I should just play the matchups again.

I'll check out the other threads and will likely see any chat lurkers on Sunday morning...

~Duder~
Image

I am the Walrus
The_Dude
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe RankerEagle Eye
Posts: 3481
(Past Year: 2)
Joined: 14 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: My ivory tower, where I oversee the intellectual development of America's youth

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:54 pm

Im not sure about DEN v MIA. My biggest concern is the amount of change that has taken place both in DEN as they have obviously added to their D, and also in MIA as they basically go through a complete overhaul offensively.

DEN lost a very good runstopping SS and Im not sure how well Ferguson will do in replacing him. On the flip side though, DEN also now sports Gerard Warren, Brown, and Ekuban on the DLine and Ian Gold returns at LB as well. Thats a massive upgrade on their DLine IMO.

Then again, MIA isnt looking to pound the ball like they have the past few years. With RBrown coming to camp late and the new offensive coordinator trying to go deep more often, this could get a little hazier to predict than it looks on the surface.

Id still go with STL vs. SF and CIN vs. CLE.
The more I think about it, the more I want STL in week 1.
Cornbread Maxwell
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 5924
Joined: 7 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Football

Postby The_Dude » Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:44 pm

thanks for the post Cornbread...

I like where you're going with STL @ SF, but am a little more weary about CIN @ CLE. If one of these games were a home game, then I would say its the obvious choice. However, since none are, I think that the Cleveland crowd atmosphere has the potential to make a terrible Cleveland team competitive against a rival team like Cincy in week 1 of the season.

So, then the choice is STL @ SF or DEN @ MIA... I think its a toss-up as to which will be a bigger stomp... Your push for STL has at least given me something to think about through the weekend.

~Duder~
Image

I am the Walrus
The_Dude
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe RankerEagle Eye
Posts: 3481
(Past Year: 2)
Joined: 14 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: My ivory tower, where I oversee the intellectual development of America's youth

Postby kingmillerus » Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:47 pm

I agree with Rams defense for week 1, especially since I just picked them up in my league.

Any thoughts on week 2?
GB vs. CLE?
NYJ vs. MIA?

I know I am getting ahead of myself, but it can't hurt to look ahead to see who's available now on the waiver wires.
QB - T. Romo
RB - R. Mendenhall, D. Williams, M. Lynch, B. Tate, R. Helu
WR - C. Johnson, R. Wayne, Julio Jones, D. Amendola, J. Know, H. Ward
TE - J. Witten
K - None yet
DST - Baltimore
kingmillerus
Special Teams Staff
Special Teams Staff

User avatar

Posts: 218
Joined: 10 Aug 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Los Angeles

Postby petedog9 » Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:59 pm

Wash vs CHI in week one seems like a nice pick too. A rookie QB making his first ever start is sure to throw a few picks....
petedog9
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2964
Joined: 7 Nov 2002
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Sacramento CA

Next

Return to Football Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 22:04 hours
(and 36 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact