At the start of the season there was tremendous love for Jimmy Graham as he rarely fell out of the top-20 in any draft. After that there were a handful of vets – guys like Tony Gonzalez, Jason Witten, Vernon Davis and Rob Gronkowski – that many folks targeted at the tight end position. After that it was a rough free for all amongst proven but boring guys and youngster with a lot of talent as people often tried to fill the tight end position in the middle rounds. Through six weeks of the NFL season who were we right on at tight end and who did we miss on? I'll discuss that plus I'll throw out some observations from Week 6 as I take a look around the tight end position.
ADP Numbers – Were We Right?
Here are some ADP numbers from The National Fantasy Football Championship (12 team, PPR setup --- 99 drafts surveyed). How have the players performed relative to their draft day cost?
Week 6 started out like a thud with Touchdowns from such fantasy stalwarts as Cory Harkey, Joseph Fauria & Thaddeus Lewis before the usual suspects came through to save the day. But as good as Cam Newton, JaMaal Charles and Marshawn Lynch were others such as Jimmy Graham, Ray Rice and Calvin Johnson fell flat. But no matter how bad you may have lost your matchup this week the Packers may have lost even worse considering both Randall Cobb and James Jones left with significant leg injuries. Let’s take a look at all of the games played on this Sunday of Week 6 from a Fantasy Football perspective.
We, as writers, walk a very fine line each week. On one hand, we want to report the latest news and information to you in a timely and relatively unbiased fashion. You want to hear exactly what’s going on with your players and what our thoughts are moving forward with regard to their fantasy value. But while we’re supposed to be 90-percent fact and 10-percent opinion, we too play the game and sometimes the lines get blurred. We have our favorites, usually the guys we’ve drafted or have been hyping up to you these last few months, and all too often when those guys let us down, there’s a certain amount of frustration that takes center stage with us. And that’s what today’s column is all about. The opinions expressed in this article belong to me and me alone. Many of the assessments and evaluations of players will be steeped in facts that should prove to be very helpful to you in your fantasy season, but there’s also going to be plenty of ranting and raving as well. Bordering on lunatic? Perhaps, at times. But sometimes even those to whom you go to for advice need a forum just to vent.
After months of prep work, endless back and forth discussions about when to take a quarterback and which position to roster in Rounds 3 and 4 of a draft, it's time to start playing some games. Finally. With that we now have to switch our attention to chososing our starting lineups so now is when the real pressure begins. Who should you be playing in Week 1? Here are some thoughts based on matchups, numbers and some fun facts.