NFL Players of Week 1

Ahh, do you smell that? It’s the victory of your home team winning its first game, the confusion of some teams losing theirs, and rookie quarterbacks setting records. It’s football season!

As I did last year, here are the top 5 (-ish, in some cases of ties I’ll keep listing them) for every quarterback, running back, and wide receiver week-by-week, in terms of fantasy value. It’s a nice indicator of how well your favorite players are doing as well. This year I’m going to rank them by their overall year’s value, however. Click names on the bottom of this post for other mentions in blog articles I have written. Starting off with a huge Falcons game, here we go!  Continue reading “NFL Players of Week 1” NFL Players of Week 1

Dear Mr Brees, can I get a loan?

The lockout imposed by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is over, and he’s signed a 5-year, $100 million contract. The best part? $60 million is guaranteed, and he receives $40 million the first year.

I suppose I’d have to pay my play caller a bundle too, if I didn’t have a head coach running the game. Sorry, Sean Payton.

He’s 33 year old now, and locked in until the age of 38. He broke the season-record for passing yards last year, sorry Dan Marino.

Calvin Johnson, aka Megatron, received a $132/8yrs contract back in March. Last year it was Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Vick to receive huge contracts.

The Saints have Brees locked up, but what about Marques Colston?

Just about anyone who watches football knows that the Saints have one of the best high-powered offenses in the National Football League. Quarterback Drew Brees consistently has 11 guys who catch a football from him at some point in the game. The guy who has been on the top of that list for 6 years is Marques Colston, who is about to hit the free agent market.

The Saints have numerous players they need to lock up before free agency starts; it begin with Drew Brees, but no one knows when it will end, or with whom. With the emergence of Tight End Jimmy Graham, can the Saints afford to let Colston go instead of signing him to another 5 years?

Colston was a 6th round draft pick out of Hofstra, essentially a no-namer. He is still young at the age of 28, and across his 6 years he has 449 receptions going for 6,230 yards, averaging over 1,000 yards per season. View the highlight video:

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