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Posted on: April 26, 2010 1:05 pm
 

The Madden Curse: Drew Brees The Next Victim?

Just recently they announced Super Bowl MVP and new record-holder for completion percentage QB Drew Brees, will be on the Madden 11 cover. Let's look at some other atheletes and how they did. 2000 cover: Eddie George: After being put on the Madden cover, George didn't average more than 3.4 yards a carry for the rest of his career. Daunte Culpepper: After being put on the Madden Cover, Culpepper threw 13 TD's and 14 INT's the following year. Michael Vick: A week after the Madden game was released with him on the cover, Vick broke his leg in a preseason game. Shaun Alexander: Had a great year, and after he was put on the Madden cover, he was just downhill in stats from there. Brett Favre: Had a great year in 07 which caused him to be put on the Madden cover. Then he had all that offseason drama, and next year, with the Jets, threw equal TD's to INT's (I think it was 20 TD's/21 INT's, something like that). And Finally, most recently, Troy Polamalu was put on the cover along with Larry Fitzgerald. While Larry didn't get cursed, or at least not yet, Polamalu missed a bunch of games last year, and it caused the Steelers not to make the playoffs. Drew Brees, ever since being traded to the Saints, has had a great career. 10-6 the first year, and then a pair of 8-8 seasons, until the Saints stepped it up last year. So will that all go down the drain? Will Brees get the Madden curse? Or will he be the first to break it?
Posted on: February 19, 2010 9:47 pm
Edited on: March 15, 2010 12:56 am
 

Fantasy Rankings

Sorry when I put critical arguments, not rankings.  I meant to put rankings with some critical arguments (see my last post).  Anyway, going into the NFL for next year, people got to know their fantasy stuff.  Here it is, PackersRule's first ever, fantasy rankings.

QB

Aaron Rodgers:  Rodgers, in standard scoring leagues, was the biggest fantasy producer for any position.  Now he has an improved line (assuming the draft goes right).  Expect Rodgers to do a repeat performance next year.  He is a clear cut number one option worth taking in late round one, early round two.

Tom Brady: Brady landed as one of the top fantasy producers last year, and that was when he was coming off knee surgery!  Next year, he should have everything on his side (assuming Wes Welker stays healthy).  He is a clear cut number one option worth taking in round 2.

Drew Brees: This year's completion percentage leader will go into next year not only having Colston, but Henderson, and Meachem entering their prime! Brees is worth taking in round two sometime as a number one option.

Peyton Manning: I would put Manning higher, but he is starting to age past his prime, and had 17 interceptions this year.  Nonetheless, he is a number one option worth taking in middle round 2, to early round three, depending on what league you are in.

Phillip Rivers: No matter how much Rivers does, he still doesn't get recognized as one of the best QB's in this league.  He has reliable targets in Vincent Jackson and Antonio Gates, and Malcom Floyd is maturing.  Rivers is a middle to low end number one option, worth taking in late round two, to middle round three, depending on what league you are in.

RB

Chris Johnson: Chris Johnson had a great season this year, shattering the total yards record, and rushing for over 2,000 yards.  Here is the catch though. I think he can do even better!  Next year, he will have Vince Young for a whole season, and his best numbers came when Young went under center. Johnson should be taken in round 1, maybe even the first pick, as and easy number one option.

Ray Rice: Rice now has the starting job for a whole season so expect only great things from him.  He has passed Peterson in my opinion.  Rice is worth taking in middle round one as a number one option.

Jamaal Charles: Yep.  My sleeper pick for 2010-2011 season.  Charles looked great in all but one game last year, and offensive mind-master Charlie Weis has been brought in at offensive coordinater.  Expect great things from Charles as a number one option, worth taking in middle round one.

Maurice Jones-Drew: MJD can do it all.  It is obvious Garrard can't throw consistently which lead them to rely on their run game.  MJD showed he can take the load as the starting back, and he should be taken in middle of round one, as a middle-end number one option.

Adrian Peterson: The fumbles put Peterson way behind.  Despite the fact he runs for lots and lots of TD's, he hasn't had a one-hundred yard game in so long.  Also, the fumbles make me nervous about trusting him as any more than a low-end number one option worth taking in late round one.

WR

Andre Johnson: Johnson produced really well when Daniels was out, and even with Daniels in, he is still dangerous.  Also Matt Schaub is coming along as a great QB (how is Pro Bowl MVP for ya?).  With that said, Johnson should be taken as a number one option in round 1.

Wes Welker: Randy Moss is past his prime, and Welker was just coming on before the knee injury.  Even though, he still put up great numbers.  He is a number one option, that should be taken in late round one, early round two.

Randy Moss: As I mentioned, he may be past his prime, but he is far from done.  And with Brady back, better than ever, Moss should continue to put up great numbers.  He is a number 1 option, worth taking in round 2.

Reggie Wayne: It is clear that while Garcon and Collie came on as good receivers, Wayne is the number one guy over there.  He is worth taking as a middle to low-end number one option, in round 2, or early round three.

Larry Fitzgerald: With Warner gone, his value takes a hit, but not by much.  Leinart is capable, and he is still one of the best in the buisiness.  He should be taken in round 2, early round three as a middle to low-end number one option.

TE

Vernon Davis: As Alex Smith continues to develop, so should Davis.  He was the top scoring tight end this year, and it is clear Smith likes throwing to him.  Davis should be taken as a number one tight end, in the middle rounds of the draft.

Brent Celek: Celek came on well last year, and if Kolb starts, he does like throwing to Brent.  He should be taken as a number one option, in the middle rounds somewhere.

Jermichal Finley: Here we go.  My sleeper pick.  Finley performed well late last year, and as long as he stays healthy, he should be considered a number one option that goes in the middle rounds.

Antonio Gates: Error here.  I meant for him to go in front of Finley, but yeah enough said about this guy, he is elite, and things should be good over there.  Take him as a number one option, in the middle rounds.

Dustin Keller: Mark Sanchez should continue to improve, which means more production for Keller.  He is the number one guy over there, who should be taken as a middle-low end number one option, worth taking in the middle to late rounds.  It depends on the league.

Last Note: This is just the top five at each position.  This is not to be plagerized for any reason.  If I find this blog entry has been copied, I will have that person off this site and how!  Goodbye!

 
 
 
 
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