Brett Favre Watch 2011 - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to Football Talk

Brett Favre Watch 2011

Moderator: Football Moderators

Brett Favre Watch 2011

Postby Metroid » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:06 am

Reports are swirling that Favre is telling teammates he will hang it up. I'll believe it week 1 when he's sitting on his couch instead of lining up on the field.

Brett Favre has informed his Vikings teammates that he will not return for another season in Minnesota, the Star-Tribune reported Tuesday.

Sources also confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Favre planned to retire.

Neither Favre nor the vikings have confirmed the news but a press release is expected Tuesday, the sources said.

The Star-Tribune first reported Favre's intentions to retire.

This would be the third retirement for Favre, who also retired after 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers after the 2007 season and one season with the New York Jets after the 2008 season.

Favre has been working out at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss., still rehabbing a surgically repaired ankle that was injured in Minnesota's overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC title game. He has yet to inform the team if he will honor the second year of his contract and come back for another run at the Super Bowl.


Linkage
Image
Metroid
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicCafe RankerGraphics ExpertEagle Eye
Posts: 22544
Joined: 9 Oct 2005
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Bringing the funk in P-Town!

Re: Brett Favre Watch 2011

Postby petedog9 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:10 am

OUCH.. I just read this on PFT as well. Its spreading like wildfire... What does this do to all Vkiing's players fantasy wise? Time to start adjusting their rankings. Who gets the job, Tavaris or Sage??

ADP / Rice / Harvin / Shiancoe / Defense

That is of course... If you beleive him.. Maybe he is just upset that he doesnt have enough reporters camping out on his front lawn this year and wants more attention... :-D
petedog9
General Manager
General Manager

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

Re: Brett Favre Watch 2011

Postby markulous » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:15 am

With his hip injury and no Favre, Rice is probably a low end WR2. Harvin probably a WR3.

They are going to give the ball more to AP and he'll get more goal line carries. But defenses are going to stack the box more so I think his value stays about the same.
markulous
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar

Posts: 899
Joined: 14 Sep 2008
Home Cafe: Football

Re: Brett Favre Watch 2011

Postby petedog9 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:31 am

Thinsg are looking worse for Minny today..

com's Don Banks reports that two of the three hip specialists Sidney Rice consulted this offseason recommended he undergo surgery.

Rice never had it. Banks concedes that the doctors who favored surgery didn't deem it "absolutely necessary," but passes along "some building skepticism" at Vikings camp after visiting Mankato over the past few days. Banks suggests that Rice's decision to bypass surgery may be contract-related, as his agent -- Drew Rosenhaus -- is hoping to secure Rice a long-term deal. Aug. 2 - 11:54 pm et
Source: SI.com
petedog9
General Manager
General Manager

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

Re: Brett Favre Watch 2011

Postby biju » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:35 am

We'll see. I think Brett's just grumpy he hasn't had more attention this offseason.
Image
biju
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 5941
Joined: 6 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Seattle - Ballard

Re: Brett Favre Watch 2011

Postby Metroid » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:38 am

We'll see indeed...actually I won't believe it till I'm watching the Superbowl in February and Favre hasn't taken a snap all season.
Image
Metroid
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicCafe RankerGraphics ExpertEagle Eye
Posts: 22544
Joined: 9 Oct 2005
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Bringing the funk in P-Town!

Re: Brett Favre Watch 2011

Postby Ek » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:41 am

I don't think this hurts AP - there will be fewer TDs and sustained drives available, but he's also back to being the undisputed centerpiece of the offense.

For the WRs...ouch. I don't think Rice is worth more than a middle-round pick anymore, and I would probably stay away from everyone else unless Harvin or Shiancoe drops into the last few rounds (Harvin might be worth buying low if you're in a dynasty and/or get points for return yards though).

I don't think that TJax or Rosenfels are worth drafting...yes, they supposedly have great weapons available, but they had almost all of the same weapons in 2008 and their passing attack didn't exactly set the world on fire.

I might even downgrade their defense a little bit as there's potential that they'll be faced with short field positions and might get worn down if they're on the field a lot (although the flip side is lots of time on the field means more chances at turnovers and sacks).

OTOH, if you want to speculate that he will flip-flop again, those Vikings WRs will be great values since none of them will probably cost you much in the draft now.
Ek
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar

Posts: 706
Joined: 11 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: West Chicago, IL

Re: Brett Favre Watch 2011

Postby biju » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:52 am

One thing I didn't really think about until just now is how this *may* affect the value of Toby Gerhart. The Vikes are much more likely to try to run the ball which will mean a higher number of carries for both Peterson and Gerhart.

I don't know if his value will be more than a simple handcuff still, but it probably does raise his value.
Image
biju
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 5941
Joined: 6 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Seattle - Ballard

Re: Brett Favre Watch 2011

Postby Kareighuis » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:03 am

petedog9 wrote:What does this do to all Vkiing's players fantasy wise? ADP / Rice / Harvin / Shiancoe / Defense


I think going from Favre to Tarvaris (don't believe Sage will truly be given a fair shot) is like going from Warner to Leinart. Everyone gets dinged across the board. Of course, they all had their issues anyways-


ADP- Gets dinged the least, and even that might be hardly noticeable.

Rice- Already had questions about his hip injury, which was announced outta nowhere and he still hasn't practiced yet. Two of the 3 doctors who examined him recommended surgery- which Don Banks says he never he never had.
Harvin- leaving aside the well-known migraine issue and how that led to his greatly decreased production last year, he "tweaked" his ankle in practice and had to be carted off the field.

Shiancoe- possession TE who built a solid football relationship with Favre. Never clicked with Tarvaris, but if Rosenfels gets the starts, could be good, since Houston had Walter and Daniels.

Minny's Defense doesn't fall because of Favre, but because of their scary lack of quality, healthy DBs.
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading." - Henny Youngman

I want a prehensile sucker tail, and I don't want to wait fifty million years.
Kareighuis
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe Musketeer
Posts: 3627
(Past Year: 2)
Joined: 14 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Football

Re: Brett Favre Watch 2011

Postby LS2throwed » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:08 am

Well for one, I can't believe everyone here is acting like Favre really retired, as if this isn't usual for him. I'll believe it when they line up vs the Saints and he's not on the field breaking his streak for consecutive starts.


Secondly, this hurts Minny alot more then the fantasy value of their skill position players. It's a downgrade, but I love Rice and will be sending out offers to every single league I don't own him in for guys that don't believe in him since his value is at an all time low right now. Rice is still a monster in the red zone and a way too good of a WR, he may not dominate like he would with favre but a WR1 is a WR1 to me personally, just may not have the same upside as before. Harvin is a guy who gets short slants, sweeps all over the place and any QB is going to be able to get him the ball easily.


I still think Favre will be back no doubt, but now is the time I''m gonna target as many Vikes skill position players as I can get.
Image
Current Cafe Dynasties:
4th and Goal
Fourth & Inches
Double D
Any Given Dynasty
Eat Cheese Dynasty
NFL's Finest
Cafe Very Special Forces
LS2throwed
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterCafe Musketeer
Posts: 5373
Joined: 21 Sep 2006
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Arlington, Texas

Next

Return to Football Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 7:29 hours
(and 36 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


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