Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fantasy Football Talk With Gary McClune- QB Edition

2 Man Weave Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings

1. Aaron Rodgers 2. Michael Vick 3. Philip Rivers 4. Tom Brady 5. Drew Brees 6. Peyton Manning 7. Tony Romo 8. Matt Schaub 9. Matt Ryan 10. Josh Freeman 11. Ben Roethlisberger 12. Eli Manning 13. Matt Stafford 14. Joe Flacco 15. Sam Bradford 16. Kevin Kolb 17. Jay Cutler 18. Ryan Fitzpatrick 19. Matt Cassel 20. Donovan McNabb 21. Kyle Orton 22. David Garrard 23. Cam Newton 24. Mark Sanchez 25. Matt Hasselbeck 26. John Beck 27. Colt McCoy 28. Alex Smith 29. Chad Henne 30. Jason Campbell

Q. Who is your breakout Fantasy Football Quarterback this season?

A. I'd have to lean towards Josh Freeman here. You could argue that he had his "breakout" season last year, but this is the year he legitimizes himself as a solid QB1 in 12 teamers. He certainly has a chance to sneak inside the top-10, ahead of guys like Big Ben, Eli, and Matt Ryan. Only statistical category where you should expect a bit of regression is interceptions (only 6 in '10). Pencil him in for 3,650 yards, 23 passing TDs, 400 yards rushing and maybe this is the year he finds the end zone via the ground two or three times.

Q. Which old time favorite should owners shy away from this season?

A. I think the only appropriate answer here is Peyton Manning. Colts owner Jim Irsay has (loudly) voiced his concern over Number 18's availability for week one, going so far as signing Kerry Collins as an insurance policy. One has to assume it will take a few weeks for him and the offense to click, even if he is under center from the start. I've got him ranked as my number 6 QB, though it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to see him finish lower. I recently snagged him in the 7th round of a 10-team mock, so his stock is at an all-time low. If you get him at a crazy value, grab him. Just be safe and back him up with a high-end QB2 like Flacco or little brother Eli.

Q. Fitzpatrick over some proven vets like Cassel, McNabb and Orton. Explain?

A. 1) Cassel is without Charlie Weis, and I don't think it's too late to label Jon Baldwin a bust. 2) Last I checked, there was still a guy named Adrian Peterson in Minnesota, and Sidney Rice bolted for Seattle. 3) Josh McDaniels has been replace with John "run it again" Fox. I love me some Ryan Fitzpatrick. In the 13 games he started last year, he was 10th in fantasy PPG, with a decent TD/INT ratio. In case you haven't noticed, the Bills are not a very good football team, and will be playing from behind more often then not, which results in a ton of passes. I'm also of the party that believes losing Lee Evans doesn't hurt the passing game a whole lot (Hint: I like Roscoe Parrish as a deep sleeper). 3,500, 25/17 wouldn't shock me, and don't forget he can run, sneakily finishing with 250 and a score.

Gary will be back later in the week to discuss RB, WR and TE's. You can listen to Gary on his weekly podcast "I Ain't Even Mad" on itunes, or by clicking here


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