My fantasy football teams have done well so far this season. All three teams won their games in the first week of play. Two of my teams have sealed victories in Week 2. I may hit the trifecta again this week if Matt Ryan and/or Julio Jones has a big game (eg. Ryan would probably need 250-300 yards and 2 touchdowns). Here are some of my fantasy football thoughts after watching the Week 2 games.
I have spent the last two Sundays watching the NFL football games at a local bar/restaurant (I had coupons for steep discounts on the food). During that time, I had a chance to watch portions of most of the games. Here are a few of my thoughts:
Four Teams Prone to Giving Up Big Games to Fantasy Defenses: I wold suggest targeting any defense that plays against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Tennessee Titans, and the Arizona Cardinals (and yes, I know the Cardinals are 2-0). I think that a solid defense will be able to rack up some fantasy points against these teams in most weeks. Of course, the season is still young. One or more of these teams may pick-up the offensive pace and come off this list.
Seattle Seahawks Defense: I own the Seattle Seahawks' defense in all three of my leagues and plan to use that D next week. I know that the idea of playing the Seattle D. against Green Bay might seem crazy (and might be crazy--we'll have to see), but I was mightily impressed by the team's performance against the Dallas Cowboys. Additionally, Rogers has been susceptible to sacks.
Looking Back at My Preseason Players to Watch List: Right before the season began, I listed several players who I thought would have big years (or at least be worth a value pick-up). I am quite happy (so far) with my choices at QB and at WR. I have been somewhat disappointed with Donald Brown; however, I will continue to hang on to him. Alfred Morris has done more or less what I expected him to do (though, sadly, I dropped him in one league to pick-up Kevin Ogletree--argh, what a mistake)...I am most disappointed with Greg Olsen. I have dropped him in one league (did it last night) and will drop him in my other league as well. I picked up Martellus Bennett in his place. I will look tonight to see if Bennett is available in my other league (and try to pull-off the same transaction).
Fantasy Surprise of the Week: Like everyone else, I was shocked when the Arizona Cardinals beat the New England Patriots. However, I was more surprised by the New York Giants' offensive explosion. I was not feeling good about my chances to win any of my leagues early on during the day, especially given how poorly Eli Mannig (owned on 1 team), Victor Cruz (owned on 2 teams), and company were playing. Needless to say, I was shocked to see Eli and the Giants turn things around. Manning's and Cruz's performances helped catapult me to victory in two fantasy football leagues and have given me a fighting chance in the other one.
Update (9/18/2012): I managed to eke out a win in the league game that was in question. I am now 2-0 in all three leagues. Of course, with my luck, I will probably be 2-12 by the end of the season. :/