Are You Ready 4some…

Hi, my name is still Logan Cartwright and I still drink rum with ER nurses at night – but in one particular way, I am a New Man, a different man, a more dangerous man than the last time we talked – and that was a few weeks ago, right?

It was sometime after midnight on the 4th, when we went outside the bunker to work on our own fireworks display, that could scare the snot out of the neighbors.  They all know us as gentle, fun-loving people with goofy timing, but would never in their wildest dreams expect to be blasted out of bed before sunrise for no good reason – maybe it was the Rum splashed with Jameson and ginger, maybe it was the idea that THIS is what John Adams meant by continuous celebration – they believed only a vicious idiot would do something like that – and they knew I was no idiot.

Summer is always a wild time for me and this summer has been and will be anything but calm and relaxing.  I’ll spending most of my time dealing with wild and interesting, but importantly huge things – and they will happen very soon – we are all in for an extremely fast season – Football is only 8 weeks away!

We all feel more comfortable in the fast lane and so today is no different – we are gonna break down some of the pre-season’s biggest off-season moves and what that might mean for your Fantasy Football team and what that might mean for your FD game.

SAINTS:

If you paid any attention to them last year you might have found yourself curiously confused as what you witnessed.  Was this the end of the Payton-Brees profilic offense?  Had time finally caught up?  Did they really just lose the division like that and lose to Atlanta twice?!  Yes!  It was painful – sure they scored points, gained yards like nothing was statistically different – but wins were choked away by unforced errors on offense.  The defense was horrible and it is hard to think it will improve more than 10 spots this year.  But the stunner was trading a basketball-playing-marshmallow, to gamble on a more dynamic running offense.  CJ Spiller, Max Unger should help Brees-us, but…

SEAHAWKS:

Yes the ‘Hawks get Jimmy Graham and already that is an upgrade at wide receiver – but it seems people are over-selling the importance a TE is going to bring.  Sure Jimmy can catch, but jimmy gets rubbed out often and no one confuses Jimmy with a real game-changing TE in Gronkowski.  If you keep drinking the kool-aid, you’ll find yourself going overboard thinking the Seahawks will resemble anything like the Patriots two TE sets.  Having said that, Russell Wilson was third overall in pts/game on FanDuel and adding Jimmy should help an offensive coordinator that has always wanted a tight end that can catch – now we wait and see.

Revis-Island pt.Deux:

The Jets’ issue was not defense and Revis decided that he could go home again – $$$ doesn’t hurt either.  Todd Bowles will be able to keep offenses guessing knowing that Cromartie and Revis can run with any WR – but time seems to against that idea in my opinion and didn’t Richardson get busted and miss 4 games?  To consider the Defense, you have to look at the other side of the ball and believe that it is in Geno’s hands.  If he plays well, so will the defense – if he has not evolved, then nothing changes for Jets fans.

RUNNING BACKS:

A lot of them moved around –

  • Shane Vereen to the Giants
  • CJ Spiller to the Saints
  • Lesean McCoy to the Bills
  • Demarco Murray and Ryan Mathews to the Eagles
  • Darren McFadden to the Cowboys

You know only a few of them are going to make any significant impact – the rest are just bargain-bin additions.  We know it was a foregone conclusion that Jerruh Jones was gonna sign a Razorback – and nothing in the past says that McFadden will be anything close to what DeMarco Murray was for Dallas – but I dare you to say that to a Cowboys fan – in fact do, just to see their face and listen to the logic that they won’t miss a beat.

SUH:

Is making a lot of scratch, so much that he might run the ball at the goal-line or throw a pass.  But if the Dolphins were 24th against the run and SUH is believed to be one of the best run-stoppers – then you have to believe that the Dolphins will finish higher.  I don’t see it.  You know my thoughts on SUH from the last article I wrote when he signed with Miami.  The Dolphins averaged 8.38pts/game last year – I see no change, ok, maybe Suh gets them another .5/game – is that worth 100+million?

 

 

We are all in for a wild ride the next few months – so good luck and drink all the cold beer you can get your hands on for as long as necessary to guarantee victory.  Send me your football questions and look for the new baseball DraftKings page on Tuesday in the RotoCanon tab – Shaka