jdogg_ffc wrote:For right now just look for a good match-up at QB for wk. one, I don't like Chad's match-up in wk. one at all, New England is one bad a** D.
I have to disagree. Between Rodney Harrison serving his suspension for HGH and Asante Samuel holding out (last i checked he still was anyway) I think Penny will do fine against that secondary.
Samuel signed his tender and is back with the club. Also, the safety behind Harrison on the depth chart has had plenty of experience, since Harrison has been out with a bunch of injuries the last couple of years.
To the original poster, your QBs aren't that great, but there will be plenty of guys that step up from the WW that you can pick up should yours go down. I think that from the guys you listed, Garrard is the one I like the least. I think he and the Jaguars passing game have the least amount of upside. Just keep all those guys on your radar and make a note to watch as much of them as possible and read as much about how they are playing as possible in the first few weeks.
I think your bench WRs need some work since Joe Horn can't stay healthy and Bernard Berrian will likely become the only Chicago WR with fantasy relevance. Again, not saying you should run out and drop Horn and Muhammad right away, but maybe go to the Draft, Trade, Keepers, and Waivers forum and let the guys there help you evaluate the free agent WRs that are available, to tell you which ones you should pick up now and which ones you should just keep your eye on.
Also, there is also at least one WR that comes out of nowhere to put up very good fantasy numbers over the first few weeks of the season. Your mission for weeks 1 and 2 should be to identify that guy and scoop him up before the other owners do. If you want to make some preliminary attempts, look at the WR depth charts for teams with unsettled WR battles and poorly rated passing games - teams like Oakland, Atlanta, Miami, San Diego, Kansas City, etc. From there, pay attention to the stat sheets from the week 1 and 2 games. One of the major stats (which nfl.com does not keep track of, unfortunately) is targets, or looks. Targets is how many times the QB threw to a particular player, whether it resulted in a completion or not. You should be able to find that information fairly quickly using a google search, and I know that yahoo puts out a weekly article on that stat.
Don't worry about trading before the season starts, because as someone said earlier, no one if going to offer you anything that gives you good value. You have good enough RBs to be competitive for the first few weeks without making any changes. You can afford to be patient (not complacent, mind you).