Are the Eagles Number One? 2011 Preseason Power Rankings

The 2011 offseason has been like no other.

Signings are happening at an alarming rate and teams are making franchise changing decisions in the process.

Certainly the Eagles and Patriots have been among the top of the news as far free agent activity but the biggest question is how will all these moves affect the balance of power in the NFL?

Well my friend, that’s what Power Rankings are for. Enjoy the 2011 Preseason Power Rankings.

RankTeamComment
1PackersAaron Rodgers is just entering is his prime and they are the defending Superbowl Champs.
2PatriotsGetting Haynesworth and Ochocinco show that New England is going for broke in 2011.
3EaglesEagles have made all the right moves so far (Asomough, Jenkins, Babin) now they need to get D-Jax back in the fold.
4SteelersSteelers should be better with Big Ben being available for the whole season in 2011.
5JetsThey lost out on Asomough but made a splash by keeping Holmes and acquiring Plaxico Burress.
6RavensRavens are getting older on defense (Reed, Lewis) but still should be near the top.
7FalconsAtlanta will go as far Matt Ryan can take them.
8SaintsDrew Brees is still one of the best but the Saints need more consistency on defense in 2011.
9ColtsMajor questions still surround Peyton Manning and recovery from recent neck surgery.
10BearsCutler will have to play better in big games for Chicago to be great.

Is Kevin Kolb a viable Fantasy Starter? 2 Guys 2011 Fantasy Rankings Update

This week has been the busiest period of offseason of activity the NFL has ever seen.

Of course, there are still some moves to sort out but the fantasy landscape has been drastically altered in the past week.

2 Guys have updated their positional rankings to reflect all of the offseason movement to date.

Stay tuned as this list will probably change more in the next month as we approach the start of the season.

Until then just enjoy the fact that fantasy football is back in full swing.

Top 25 Fantasy QBs for 2011

RankNameComment
1P. RiversThrew for almost 5,000 yds despite depleted receiving corps.
2A. RodgersTwo words. Superbowl MVP.
3M. VickDazzling player who has the ability to be the best fantasy player in history.
4P. ManningStill one of the all time greats.
5D. BreesThrows it as much as anyone in the league.
6T. BradyWon't repeat throwing only 4 ints but another season of 30+ tds is possible.
7T. RomoWill have something to prove after injuries cut his 2010 season short.
8M. SchaubLeads one of the most prolific scoring offenses in the league.
9M. RyanStepped into elite status with stellar 2010 season.
10M. CasselSurprised all in 2010, can he repeat his success in 2011?
11J. FreemanProbably one of the most underrated fantasy players around.
12E. ManningToo many interceptions, but still throws for big yards.
13J. FlaccoCan he take the next step in 2011?
14J. CutlerQuestions about toughness will linger, but still has elite talent.
15B. RoethlisbergerBetter fantasy QB than you think.
16M. StaffordIf only he could stay on the field.
17S. BradfordJosh McDaniels will help him tremendously as he enters his second season.
18K. KolbCould have a big year in Arizona.
19M. HasselbackMove to Titans should increase his production.
20R. FitzpatrickDoesn't get the respect he deserves but his production can't be ignored.
21K. OrtonYou could do much worse.
22M. SanchezStill growing but shows flashes of greatness.
23D. McnabbShould be better than last year, but still a fringe fantasy starter.
24J. CampbellGood option for a back up.
25V. YoungGreat handcuff option for Mike Vick owners.

Top 25 Fantasy RBs for 2011

RankNameComment
1Chris JohnsonHold out could affect his value. Stay tuned.
2Maurice Jones-DrewPocket Hercules still one of the best.
3Adrian PetersonFumbling issues seemed to have been cured in 2010.
4Arian FosterEmerged as an elite player in his first year as a starter.
5Ray RiceUndersized and Underrated.
6Jamaal CharlesOne of the most explosive backs in the league.
7LeSean McCoyFits the Eagles scheme perfectly.
8Darren McFaddenFinally showed what he could do if healthy in 2010.
9LeGarrette BlountSucker punched NFL defenses with his powerful running style.
10Steven JacksonStill going strong.
11Michael TurnerLack of receptions limits his fantasy value.
12Rashard MendenhallBroke several long runs last year.
13DeAngelo WilliamsWill see more carries with young QB under center.
14Peyton HillisPunishing running style is cause for concern.
15Ahmad BradshawFumbling issues and B. Jacobs vulturing TDs hurts value.
16Matt ForteUnderrated but still productive when he gets opportunities.
17Pierre ThomasWith Bush gone to Miami receptions will increase.
18Frank GoreHip injury and hold out is a major red flag.
19Knoshown MorenoIf only he could stay healthy.
20James StarksEmerged during Packers Superbowl run.
21Ben-Jarvus Green-EllisLaw Firm gets the job done in Fox-borough.
22Felix JonesShould be better in 2011 as Dallas focuses more on ground game.
23Shonn GreeneDisappointed many fantasy owners in 2010, but still a good back up option.
24Beanie WellsFantasy owners expected a lot more in 2010.
25Cedric BensonWill see a lot of carries with the problems at QB.

Top Fantasy WRs for 2011

RankNameComment
1Andre JohnsonStill the best WR in the league.
2Calvin JohnsonCould be even better with more consistent QB play.
3Roddy WhiteMatch up nightmare for most Dbs.
4Reggie WayneStill Peyton's #1 target.
5Larry FitzgeraldKevin Kolb should make him more of a threat.
6Hakeem NicksEmerged as a dominant WR in 2nd year.
7Greg JenningsChemistry with Rogers makes him elite.
8Vincent JacksonBeing in camp on time is huge for his fantasy impact.
9Dez BryantImmature off of the field but a man among boys on it.
10Mike WallaceBest deep threat in the game.
11Dwayne BoweTurned enormous potential into production in 2010.
12Brandon LloydWith Orton still in Denver could still be productive.
13Wes WelkerWill be better 2nd year removed from knee surgery.
14Brandon Marshall2nd season on South Beach should be better than first.
15Miles AustinWill rebound in 2011 with new coach and healthy Romo.
16Kenny BrittHasselbeck will help him be more productive.
17Santana MossAlways undersized but still produces decent numbers.
18Marques ColstonDrew Brees looks for him often in the Red Zone.
19Mike Williams - TBSkies the limit for him with Freeman at the helm.
20DeSean JacksonMight be the most explosive WR in NFL history.
21Steve JohnsonHe should thank God for his 10 touchdowns in 2010.
22Chad OchocincoGot new lease on life with trade to Patriots.
23Santonio HolmesBecame the Jets go to WR in big moments.
24Anquan BoldinShould be better in 2nd year with Flacco.
25Jeremy MaclinExtended Jackson holdout could increase his value.
26Roy WilliamsDissapointed in Dallas but should be better in Chicago.
27Sidney RiceCould be special with a better QB.
28Steve Smith - CARWhen healthy still capable of the big play.
29Steve Smith - NYGComing off of injury but still Eli's saftey valve.

Top 25 Fantasy TEs for 2011

RankNameComment
1Dallas ClarkDespite injury, still the best option at tight end.
2Jermichael FinleyWas on record pace before injury.
3Vernon DavisProduction finally matching physical talent.
4Antonio GatesRecent injuries are a cause for concern.
5Kellen Winslow JrMark him down for 70+ catches.
6Rob GronkowskiI think he just scored again.
7Jason WittenPretty good year, despite injuries at the QB position.
8Zach Miler - OAKProbowl selection in 2010 was no fluke.
9Greg OlsenWill be Cam's favorite target in Carolina.
10Jimmy GrahamShockey's exit leaves him the keys to Saints TE position.
11Brandon PettigrewEmerged as a solid red zone target in 2010.
12Dustin KellerMarc Sanchez's go to guy on third downs.
13Chris CooleyCatches not a problem, but tds are.
14Owen DanielShould see plenty of passes in 2011.
15Heath MillerStill a threat near the red zone.
16Mercedes LewisFound the endzone quite a bit in 2010.
17Tony MoeakiHas potential to be special in Kansas City offense.
18Visanthe ShiancoeMcNabb could make him a factor again.
19Kevin BossBest hands on the Giants and fearless to boot.
20Tony GonzalezFather time has caught up with Tony.
21Jermaine GreshamSolid rookie season but faces major questions marks at QB.
22Ben WatsonCould develop a chemistry with Colt McCoy.
23Aaron HernandezCould get lost with all passing options now in New England.
24John CarlsonGreat fill in starter for bye weeks.
25Todd HeapNear the end, but can fill in as a spot starter.

Top Fantasy Defenses for 2011

RankTeamComment
1PittsburghStill great at forcing turnovers and getting sacks.
2PhiladelphiaNmadi Asoughma makes this an elite unit.
3New York JetsRex runs his mouth but Gang Green is damn good.
4Green BaySecondary stil solid and red zone defense still stingy.
5ChicagoJulius Peppers proved he makes those around him better.
6BaltimoreT-Sizzle and Ngata provide a formidable challenge for offenses.
7New EnglandAddition of Haynesworth should make this unit dominant.
8DetroitSu and Fairley should be fun to watch.
9New York GiantsFront four as good as any team in the NFL.
10St LouisSpagnoulo is developing something special in St. Louis.
11MinnesotaJared Allen and the Williams Wall still have some tread left.
12Tampa BayYoung but has potential to be an elite unit.
13OaklandDefense and special teams reason why Raiders were improved in 2010.
14San DiegoAlways talented but will they show consistency in 2011?
15AtlantaAbove average unit but not lack of pass rush keeps them from being elite.

Expecting Big Things: The Fantasy Impact of the Top 6 Player Moves to date

NFL experts were not kidding when they said this NFL offseason would be like no other that we had ever seen before.  As we approach the end of the first week of the NFL offseason, we have seen a number of players join new teams.  Another large group of veteran players have signed lucrative deals with their former teams, due to the desire of most teams to have their players attend the entirety of training camp as well as the reduced amount of salary cap money that is being given to rookies in the new collective bargaining agreement.  It has been truly tough to keep up with all the different moves, so, instead of straining your eyes to see the news scroll along the bottom of ESPN’s family of channels, take a look at this list of the 6 biggest transactions that will alter fantasy football in 2011.

1. Santonio Holmes returns to the New York Jets– Holmes wanted to come back and the Jets, in turn, wanted him.  It did take a 5-year, $50 million deal to secure Holmes, but the Jets made sure they retained the top playmaker on the market.  How will Holmes fare as a fantasy player in 2011?  After serving a suspension to start the 2010 season, Holmes became more and more comfortable in the Jets offense as the season progressed.  With Braylon Edwards not coming back, Holmes is more likely to see even balls thrown his way this year.  As a clear-cut, number one receiver, fantasy owners should look to grab Holmes as one of the first 10 receivers off the board.

The Cardinals gave up quite a bit to secure Kevin Kolb

2. Kevin Kolb gets traded to Arizona, finally getting the chance to be a starter – In one of the poorest kept secrets in recent memory, the Philadelphia Eagles sent Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals for 2009 Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second round pick.  Arizona had to get a quality quarterback in place to keep Larry Fitzgerald happy, and the folks in Arizona clearly see Kolb as that guy.  How will this move make a difference for the 2011 fantasy season?  Fitzgerald’s value should increase now that a competent (although still somewhat unproven) quarterback is in place, although the loss of Steve Breastonshould allow defenses to focus on Fitzgerald a little more.  Kevin Kolb sees his value skyrocket as he moves from holding a clipboard to running the Arizona offense, although fantasy owners should hesitate before making him an early round pick.  There are still many more proven quarterbacks available on the market that would be safer to draft.  If Arizona is able to pick up a receiver to start opposite Fitzgerald, Kolb’s value will rise, but until then make Kolb a bye week fill-in at best.

3. DeAngelo Williams stays in Carolina– In a move that shocked me, the Carolina Panthers brought DeAngelo Williams back to share carries with Jonathan Stewart and Mike Goodson.  After an incredible 2008 season (18TDs) that won many grateful fantasy owners a title, Williams has struggled to both produce and stay healthy over the past 2 seasons.  The biggest impact of the Williams signing on the 2011 fantasy season is that it devalues Jonathan Stewart.  Most fantasy players were looking at Stewart as a fringe first round pick as it appeared he would be the Panthers feature back.  With Williams back in the fray, both players fit in as third or fourth round picks in 2011.

4. Matt Hasselbeck signs with the Tennessee Titans– Despite winning a division title last season, the Seattle Seahawks decided to move on from the Matt Hasselbeck era.  It did not take long for Hasselbeck to find work as the Tennessee Titans scooped him up to be their starting quarterback- as well as mentor to quarterback of the future, Jake Locker.  At this point in his career, Hasselbeck is not the fantasy stud that he once was, and with Kenny Britt facing punishment from the league office for his offseason legal troubles and superstar running back Chris Johnson holding out for a new contract, Hasselbeck may struggle to put up big numbers early in the year while he is surrounded by some unproven players in the huddle.  As a fantasy owner, you should not make Hasselbeck your every week starter, although he should serve as a solid guy to cover a bye week for you or to spot start for an injured player.

Plays like this one made Sidney Rice a target for the Seahawks

5. Sidney Rice joins the Seattle Seahawks– The second biggest playmaker in the free agent pool joined the defending NFC West champs in a 5-year, $41 million deal.  Although he is not sure who will be throwing him the ball this season, former Viking teammate Tavarris Jackson or the unproven Charlie Whitehurst, Rice will be a key piece in the Seattle offense.  With the uncertainty at quarterback in Seattle, Rice will not match his incredible season of 2009 (1312 receiving yards, 8 TDs) in 2011,although  fantasy owners could see Rice top the 1200 receiving yard mark and add a handful of touchdowns this season.  As the QB situation improves over the life of his contract, the 24-year old wideout will see his fantasy value improve in the coming seasons.

6 . Donovan McNabb is traded to the Minnesota Vikings – After a disastrous 2010 season, Donovan McNabb needed a change of scenery in 2011.  The Vikings are banking on McNabb returning to his Philadelphia Eagles form in 2011, as opposed to the 2010 Washington Redskins version of himself.  Although the Vikings need to sure up the wide receiver position, crippled by the departure of Sidney Rice and the likely departure of Bernard Berrian, McNabb will get the chance to play with one of the most dynamic running backs in the league in Adrian Peterson.  From a fantasy perspective, McNabb should not be your starter, but, like Matt Hasselbeck, he can clearly be relied upon as a great short term answer to deal with a bye week or an injury.  If the Vikings are able to grab another receiver, McNabb’s value could improve, however it will not improve enough to make him a viable fantasy starter in 2011.

Other notable moves:

Reggie Bush traded to the Dolphins – Bush should remain a fringe fantasy player, especially since Dolphins missed out on Kyle Orton.

Steve Breaston signs with the Kansas City Chiefs– Breaston should be the started opposite the streaky Dwayne Bowe.  With Matt Cassel proving he is a solid NFL quarterback, Breaston should have value in 2011, especially since you should be able to get him in a later round.

Chad Ochocinco signs with the New England Patriots– Do not expect a 23 touchdown season from Ochocinco in 2011, like we saw from Randy Moss in 2007, but teaming with Tom Brady never hurts a receiver’s value.  Brady is going to continue to target Wes Welker and his tight ends alot in 2011, but the move to New England makes Ochocinco worthy of a late round pick.

Happy ‘Cam’per: Greg Olsen’s fantasy value just Sky Rocketed

This just in. Greg Olsen is a Carolina Panther. This move immediately upgrades Greg Olsen’s fantasy value.

Now you might be saying to yourself why should I get excited about a TE whose coming off of a 41 catch, 5 touchdown season?

Two words. Cam Newton.

The Panthers have already brought back DeAngelo Williams to help take the pressure off of their young QB and now they bring in an athletic tight end in Greg Olsen who can stretch the field vertically and horizontally.

If you’re still not convinced Greg Olsen will be productive keep in mind that last season in Chicago, Mike Martz’s offensive sets rarely emphasize the tight end.

There is no reason to think that a 26 year old athletic tight end like Greg Olsen in an offense that will feature him won’t pay fantasy dividends this season.

Don’t miss out on the chance to grab Olsen in your fantasy draft this year.

Greg Olsen Career Stats

Receiving
YearAgeGRecYdsY/RTD
200722143939110.02
200823165457410.65
200924166061210.28
20102516414049.95
Career62194198110.220
No reason to think that Greg Olsen won't improve on all of his career stats in 2011.


Is Chris Johnson undraftable? 2 Guys talk fantasy draft strategy and a Wild Week Post Lockout


With the NFL lockout clearly in the rear view 2 Guys start breaking down the fantasy landscape in the NFL.

Among the topics discussed are the impact of potential holdouts by Tennessee Titans running back, Chris Johnson and Philadelphia Eagles wide out Desean Jackson.

2 Guys also explore the fantasy impact of quarterbacks who will be changing teams like Donovan Mcnabb, Matt Hasselbeck, and Kevin Kolb.

Carson Palmer’s retirement was also addressed as well as potential landing spots for Roy Williams, Marion Barber, and Randy Moss.

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Staying Put: The Fantasy Impact of DeAngelo Williams re-signing in Carolina

Even after DeAngelo Williams said “I want to retire as a Panther”, I did not imagine the Carolina Panthers would re-sign him.  With Jonathan Stewart poised to be the feature back in the Panthers system, and the more-than-capable Mike Goodson in place to spell Stewart, I certainly thought the Panthers would look to solidify their receiving corps, improve depth along their offensive line, or to look to improve their secondary since they play in NFC South- the division with the most quarterback talent in the entire NFL. 

Instead, the Panthers chose to re-sign DeAngelo Williams to a 5-year, $43 million deal on Wednesday.  Williams is obviously ecstatic about the deal, especially following 2 seasons marred by injury and decreased production (13 games missed due to injury, 361 yards rushing and 1 TD in 2010).  Contrastingly, Jonathan Stewart should not be nearly as excited.  The Panthers did not spend $21 million guaranteed dollars to have Williams stand on the sideline and watch Stewart take the majority of the hand-offs from Cam Newton.  After the Williams signing, as it seems as if Stewart will again be subject to splitting carries in a crowded Carolina backfield.

 

By resigning DeAngelo Williams, Carolina made sure that we will see this dance for years to come

At only 24 years old and with nearly 600 NFL carries under his belt, Jonathan Stewart should be entering his prime.  Savvy fantasy owners were looking at his career average of 4.7 yards per carry and salivating at what type of numbers he would be able to put up when he could consistently get 18-20 carries per game.  With Williams out of the picture, Stewart was looking to be a top 10 fantasy running back, worthy of being drafted in the first round in deeper leagues.  What is the fantasy outlook now for Stewart and Williams?  Both players should be picked no higher than the 3rd or 4th round of a draft, now that Carolina has kept the twosome together.

Is Desean Jackson a 1st round pick? 2 Guys Fantasy Mock Draft Results

In case you haven’t heard the NFL Lockout IS OVER! Now it’s time to go full force into your fantasy draft.

Recently, 2 Guys sat down online with 9 other veteran fantasy owners and conducted a fantasy mock draft.

2 Guys had the 5th pick and I am pleased to say we made out well as we were able to grab Ray Rice, Matt Forte, and Peyton Manning in the first 3 rounds.

You can see the rest of our draft below as well as the results of the entire draft.

Bye week, team, and position are listed under each player, respectively.

2 Guys Fantasy Mock Draft Results

Round 1Ray Rice
RB (BAL) 5
Round 2Matt Forte
RB (CHI) 8
Round 3Peyton Manning
QB (IND) 11
Round 4Jahvid Best
RB (DET) 9
Round 5Dallas Clark
TE (IND) 11
Round 6Percy Harvin
WR (MIN) 9
Round 7Sidney Rice
WR (MIN) 9
Round 8Steve Smith
WR (CAR) 9
Round 9Joseph Addai
RB (IND) 11
Round 10Hines Ward
WR (PIT) 11
Round 11Steve Breaston
WR (ARI) 6
Round 12Baltimore Defense
DEF (BAL) 5
Round 13Michael Bush
RB (OAK) 8
Round 14Jordy Nelson
WR (GB) 8
Round 15Tim Tebow
QB (DEN) 6

View the entire mock draft in HTML or download the PDF.

No Show: How Chris Johnson’s potential hold out would effect fantasy football

On a day in which NFL fans worldwide are rejoicing at the agreement reached between NFL owners and the soon-to-be recertified NFLPA, fans of the Tennessee Titans should keep from getting too excited.  With training camp opening for all 32 teams later this week, Titans fans may see a familiar player missing from the practice field.  According to several reports, it is highly likely that Chris Johnson will not show up for Titans camp without a new contract that pays him substantially more than the $800,000 he is set to make this season.  Johnson made similar threats in 2010, but when the Titans activated several monetary accelerations for him, the situation disolved.  The Titans may not be so fortunate in 2011. 

 

NFL players seem really excited to get to camp, all except for Chris Johnson

When you look at his body of work, it is easy to see that Chris Johnson has a point.  He has already rushed for 2000 yards in a season.  He has 34 touchdowns in his first 3 seasons, despite being surrounded by sub-par offensive talent.  With over 900 carries in his career and without the ideal physical stature (like Adrian Peterson) to a take beating over many NFL seasons, there is reason for Johnson to try to get paid now before his body begins to break down.  Will the Titans give in?  And, from a fantasy perspective, what will this threat of hold out do to the fantasy football drafts that will be taking place over the next few weeks?

In the rankings that were released last week, 2 Guys Fantasy listed Chris Johnson as the number one player on the board.  With his breakaway speed, skill as a receiver out of the backfield, and with the fact that the Titans will need to rely on the running game fairly heavily in 2011 as they either break in Jake Locker or bring in a veteran quarterback to manage games for them, Johnson is poised to be the best fantasy player in 2011.  What could a holdout do to change these rankings? 

It would depend on how long he holds out.  As a frame of reference, Vincent Jackson held out in 2010 until the end of October, missing the team’s first 6 games (and then facing a 3 game suspension) in an attempt to cash in on his on-field success.  Jackson never did get his new deal and faces a 2011 season in which he will most likely be playing on a one year contract as the San Diego Chargers franchise player.  Alternately, Darelle Revis held out through training camp last year but signed a lucrative new deal in time to play, albeit looking rusty at times, in the Jets season opener.  Will Johnson take Jackson’s lead and miss the majority of the Titans early season games, crippling any fantasy owner who took him in the process?  Or will he try to mirror Revis, holding out only long enough to get the most money possible from the Titans, and be ready to play in Week one?

If Johnson does follow though on his holdout, fantasy owners need to adjust their strategy.  If Johnson is not in camp when your draft is taking place, do not take him.  The risk is too great that he will miss time, and you cannot afford to see your first round draft pick miss any action.

Just as NFL executives need to be as savvy as ever this season, fantasy owners need to do the same.  Keep an eye on Johnson’s situation as the chance of such a marquee player missing time will need to effect your strategy on draft day.

No Fantasy: Are Peyton Hillis and Peyton Manning draft liabilities?

The lockout is nearing an end and fantasy drafts will start to ramp up soon. Every year people ask me who the sleepers are going to be for the upcoming season so that they can strike gold with a late round pick.

However, true sleepers can sometimes be tough to predict so I took a different approach in this article.

Rather than telling you who will come out of nowhere to rush for 1,400 yards or throw for 40 touchdowns I will point out some marquee names you should potentially avoid in your 2011 fantasy draft.

The names on this list might surprise you so hold on to your proverbial fantasy draft hats.

1 – Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning has been as consistent as any fantasy player in league history. 4,000 yard, 30 td seasons are the norm for this future hall of famer. However, there are some things working against Manning as we enter the 2011 season. First, we don’t know how serious his neck injury truly is and reports today stated that he will not be ready for the start of training camp. That in itself isn’t as much a cause for concern as the fact that at 35 years old Peyton Manning and has had 2 neck operations in less than two years. All great players decline at some point and 2011 might be the beginning of the end for Peyton Manning.

2 – Peyton Hillis

He’s on the cover of Madden. ‘Nuff said. Seriously, the guy has a very punishing running style, takes a lot of hits, and wore down considerably at the end of last season. With Colt McCoy still developing at QB teams will load up to stop Hillis and that will mean less yards per carry and more chances for injury.

3 – Desean Jackson

Without a doubt, he is the most explosive player in the league. However, Jackson’s explosiveness doesn’t always translate into consistent week to week production. To illustrate this point Jackson only had one receiving touchdown during the last month of the season, albeit a breathtaking 91 yd catch and run against the Cowboys. Additionally, Desean Jackson was held under 90 yards in 5 of his last 7 regular season games, a crucial time when you need your fantasy players to be stepping up and not fading away.

4 – Ryan Grant

Two words. James Starks. I think James Starks may have Wally Pip’d Ryan Grant after several successful postseason performances during the Packers Superbowl run last season. Grant is coming off of a tough knee injury and at best he will end up sharing time with Starks in the backfield when the season starts. Not to mention if he gets off to a slow start the Packers won’t hesitate to use Starks more since he delivered late last season.

5 – Brandon Lloyd

Don’t count on him leading the league in receiving yards again this year. To put things in perspective during Lloyd’s 9 year career his previous career high in receiving yardage had only been 733 yds. Last year his 1448 yards almost doubled his previous career best! With uncertainty at the QB position in Denver don’t count on Lloyd catching ligthening in a bottle two years in a row.

Who else do you think needs to be knocked down a peg on fantasy draft boards?

Share your thoughts here.

2 Guys talk about avoiding Ryan Grant and Austin Collie in your fantasy drafts and why Roger Goodell could potentially be very busy post lockout

This week as the lock out nears an end 2 Guys dive into some serious fantasy football draft strategy including why Reggie Wayne may be taking a step back from the class of elite receivers.

Additionally, 2 Guys talk about the importance of sticking to your draft board and getting the most value out of each pick and what players should watch out for the wrath of Roger Goodell when the league year finally begins.

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