AllDay wrote:Well when even one of those GB WR's is in the top 10 in yards (hell, they need to break the top 20 to this point) maybe I'll believe the opponent 'fears' them.
Donald Driver is currently 20th in yards. And he's been top 10 for the last 3 years. He could still potentially pull that off this year, but Favre is spreading the ball around like he hasn't for a long time. It's a statement of the quality of ALL of their WRs, because they're ALL making plays.
You are making the mistake of rating WRs based on FF, and not football. Teams don't fear Randy Moss. They fear the fact that the Patriots have 3 playmaking WRs and a great QB. Favre isn't throwing as many touchdowns as Brady is, but he's spreading the ball around even more, which has been their formula for winning this year. One great FF WR doesn't give you a winning team.
It's the passing game teams are forced to respect, and the Packers have playmakers ALL THROUGH the passing game. For the first 5 weeks of the season, Bubba Franks was used almost as much in the passing game as Donald Lee. If not for that, his numbers would probably be even better. Regardless, he's ranked 11 in standard fantasy scoring. I bet you he ends up in the top 7 or 8.
Until then, they are just a decent group of WR's. The reason for Lee's success is Favre.
I want you to think about what you're saying. The reason for ANY good WR's success is that the QB throws to him. Winslow's a bit better this year with Anderson than he was last year with Frye, too, right? But he's not skilled... it's all Anderson. Look at Driver's performance since he's been in the league. I made that argument, that he wasn't that good, a couple of years ago, and the numbers proved me wrong. Driver is a top tier WR. Jennings is a low WR1 to good WR2 in a 12 team league. Jones is new, and even HE is still playable.
Listen, I hate the pack, but I'm not going to pretend that they aren't STACKED at WR, and that they don't have one of the greatest QBs in the history of the game.
Teams often choose to double cover a teams best WR, so claiming 'double coverage = top flight WR' is a bit simplistic. DJ Hackett faces double coverage. I guess DJ is now a top flight WR that teams 'fear'.
No, Driver is a top flight WR because he's been in the top 10 WRs for yardage for the last 3 years. And that trend has been working UPWARD... 2004 he was 8th, 2005 he was 6th, and 2006 he was 5th.
And with the way Hass is playing, your willingness to blow Hackett off is probably a mistake in and of itself.
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