QB's: D. Anderson, and noone has mentioned Carson Palmer, I would add Peyton Manning as well RB's: R. Johnson, J. Stewart (every expert/magazine had him taking over for D. Williams by week 4 WR: Braylon Edwards, R. Wayne (how many 3 catches 40 yard games are we going to see) Def: Noone has mentioned Chargers (lost Merriman and are now completely worthless) I'd give a vote to Bears special teams (hester has done nothing on that end this year)
12 team/6pts TD/1pt 25yds pass/1pt 10yd r/r 08-09 Champ: Defending my title QB Cutler WR R. White, Welker, S. Holmes, D. Hester RB M. Turner, S. Slaton, D. Brown, L Betts, L Maroney M. Bush TE Shockey K Gotskowski Def: Dal. (platoon likely)
Some have injury issues, but none purely injury-related (e.g. shooting self, beating women...)
Top 3 in my opinion: QB: Big Ben, C Palmer, D Anderson RB: LT, LJ, Addai WR: Braylon, Chad, Plaxico TE: Winslow, Davis, Shockey K: Crapshoot anyway Def: Slightly less a crapshoot: NE, SD, to a certain extent Dallas
hyped preseason as the rare DEF worth a mid round pick with the addition of Jared Allen.
I think that's more the fault of fantasy scoring and less the fault of the Minnie D. In the three leagues that I'm in that emphasize scoring against as much as scoring themselves or takeaways, the Minn D is ranked: 6, 7, and 7. Obviously you would rather them be in the top 3, but I wouldn't call that the biggest disappointment. The Chargers D, however, has been downright awful. They were also ranked in the top 3 pre-season and are finishing in the bottom third.
Since some of the bigger names have already been mentioned, I would throw these in as well: RB: Julius Jones. Sure, he wasn't the highest-ranked RB out there, but he was expected to be a decent low-end #2 RB, not an RB who scored 2 pts/game. Chris Perry. Again, not the biggest name, but once Rudi was cut, jackpot bells started ringing in my head. Here's a guy who could be the quiet, mid-round draft choice that gave me an extra starting RB and early-round value. Yah; that worked out well.
WR: James Hardy. He was always a roll-of-the-dice pick, but who knew the dice would be snake eyes. Deion Branch. Sure, we knew he was going to be injured to start the season, but with all of Seattle's WRs injured and a terrible defense, Deion Branch could be the poor man's Steve Smith; draft much later than he deserved for just having to fill in someone else for a few weeks, right. Right? RIGHT??!?!?!! I hate you, Deion.
TE: Vernon Davis. When a team picks a TE at #6 overall, you expect something. But then you wait, and you wait, and you wait, and then finally you say, "Why the heck did I ever draft Vernon Davis?!?!?!?!?!"
Regardless of injury or not, I would've been ecstatic with this team listed below and probably end up being 0-13 in my league (unless I performed some waiver wire/late round magic with guys like Slaton, Lance Moore, Tyler Thigpen, etc)
Gleaned from the rosters of my FFB teams my biggest disappointments are:
QB: Cutler-kept me in the hunt until playing Kaiser Sosa and "poof" disappearing down the stretch. RB: Selvin Young. Just needed mediocre scoring and got what I deserved for drafting a Bronco RB-Nada. Runner up-Barber. Big fade late crushed me. WR: Holt. I still don't get it. Runner up: DJ Hackett. Though S Smith would open up room for him so took him as a sleeper. He not only slept, but lasped into a season long coma. TE-Witten. Romo went down and instead of a safety valve Witten ditten produce for weeks. Crusher. Def: Jags. Need a new coach in Jax, do ya?
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moochman wrote:QB: Cutler-kept me in the hunt until playing Kaiser Sosa and "poof" disappearing down the stretch.
Huh??!?! Sorry if he pooched on you in Week 12, but to say he's been a disappointment of any kind, especially the biggest at his position, is just crazy insane. He was about 7th-round material and he's in the top 5 of quarterbacks. And it's not like he's gone *poof* down the stretch.... last 7 games have been: 192 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, which I would call fair for a QB 168 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, which is a bad game 307 yards, 2 TDs, 3 INTs, which is a good game 447 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, which is spectacular 216 yard, 1 TD, 0 INT, which is on the low side of average 204 yards, 0 TDs, 1INT, which is a bad game 357 yards, 2 TDs, 1INT, which is a great game
So in the last 7 weeks you have 1 ridiculously good game, 1 great game, 1 good game, 1 fair game, 1 low/average game, and 2 bad games and the season isn't over yet. I expect big games this week and next against KC and the Jets and probably a good game, but unsure, against Carolina.
moochman wrote:RB: Runner up-Barber. Big fade late crushed me.
Again, I'm sure there would be plenty of people who would be willing to switch positions with you (Steven Jackson owner, anyone?) and bear your cross. Barber is the 6th-highest RB in my main league and was drafted 10th, which is probably around average.
Maybe you have a gripe about these guys, but to call them a disappointment is kind of silly IMO.