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Fantasy Football 2011 Projections Review

 

The left column is the projections I made on 08/03/11 on Suicidefantasyfootball.com. The right column is the actual rankings at the end of the 2011 NFL regular season.

As you can see my divisional champions went 2 for 8.

As for positional fantasy finishes, I was off…big time. I did semi-decent with QBs and RBs, but when it comes to WRs, TEs, Ks, and DEFs, I was way way off, not getting anyone in the top 5 right.

Since it was so early into the pre-season, injuries were the death of me. We had not learned about Peyton’s 3rd neck surgery yet. Who knew Jamaal Charles would be out for the season so quick. For the WRs, I projected which teams would have stud WRs, however projecting the right WR on the team was my Achille’s heel.

 

 

NFC North Champions: Chicago Bears                       Green Bay Packers

NFC South Champions:  Atlanta Falcons                    Atlanta Falcons         

NFC West Champions:  St. Louis Rams                       San Francisco 49ers

NFC East Champions: Philadelphia Eagles                New York Giants

AFC North Champions: Baltimore Ravens                 Baltimore Ravens

AFC South Champions: Indianapolis Colts                Houston Texans

AFC West Champions: Kansas City Chiefs                  Denver Broncos

AFC East Champions: Miami Dolphins                        New England Patriots

Superbowl: Eagles over Ravens                                           TBD

 

 

Top 5 QBS

1. Michael Vick                                                   Aaron Rodgers

2. Aaron Rodgers                                              Drew Brees

3. Drew Brees                                                     Tom Brady

4. Peyton Manning                                            Cam Newton

5. Philip Rivers                                                   Matthew Stafford

 

Top 5 RBs

1. Adrian Peterson                                           Ray Rice

2. Jamaal Charles                                             LeSean McCoy

3. Arian Foster                                                  Maurice Jones-Drew

4. Maurice Jones-Drew                                  Arian Foster

5. Chris Johnson                                               Michael Turner

 

Top 5 WRS

1. Roddy White                                                  Calvin Johnson

2. Andre Johnson                                             Jordy Nelson

3. Reggie Wayne                                               Wes Welker

4. Hakeem Nicks                                               Victor Cruz

5. Greg Jennings                                               Larry Fitzgerald

 

Top 5 TEs

1. Antonio Gates                                           Rob Gronkowski

2. Jason Witten                                             Jimmy Graham

3. Dallas Clark                                               Aaron Hernandez

4. Vernon Davis                                             Tony Gonzalez

5. Marcedes Lewis                                        Jermichael Finley

 

Top 5 Ks

1. Adam Vinatieri                                        David Akers

2. Mason Crosby                                          John Kasay

3. Stephen Gostowski                                Sebastian Janikowski

4. Josh Brown                                               Stephen Gostkowski

5. Neil Rackers                                             Dan Bailey

 

Top 5 DEFs

1. Jets                                                                49ers

2. Steelers                                                        Bears

3. Eagles                                                           Ravens

4. Ravens                                                         Seahawks

5. Packers                                                        Texans

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Whats your Favorite team? I believe this has to be the most common question asked during any sports related event.  Everyone wants to know where your allegiances lie not just for small talk, but to get a quick glimpse into your soul. Behind every persons affection for a sporting team is a story that binds the two together. Heres Mine.

         I was a semi jock in high school. In my earlier years I was arrogant enough to believe I had the skills to go pro, but unfortunately for me I was more proficient at causing myself drama. Drama or not my love for sports, and in particular the ones I played never passed. The desire to be on the football field or running the basketball court made me latch on to my teams like a tissue on the bottom of a high heel. Unsuspecting of their meaning to me I trudge forward with my team until life forces me away, but I aways find a way back.

        I have only sworn undying loyalty to two teams. One being my high school alma mater, and the other being the Indianapolis Colts. I realize that high school sports mean nothing to most on a national scale so ill spare you the details on the Maynard Evans High School Trojans who went 10-2 this football season. (Lol) No this is not about them. This about My dear colts. Yes the ones that got their first victory of the season yesterday with their third string quarterback starting and a patchwork offensive line. Yep those are my boys.

         I get the question all the time “How does a guy that never once set foot in Indiana love their football team so”?  To be honest its simply complex. I was a fan of Marshall Faulk. I played running back during my football career, so I always identified with them the most. Watching him felt like magic! Every time this man carried the rock I expected great things. When he Left the colts they got this quarterback by the name of Peyton Manning. He was the first quarterback I could say I grew up watching. I mean I didn’t just click on the tv to see his name flash across sports center. No, I  actually followed him from college sports into the pros. It was my admiration for these two players that attracted me to the colts organization.

        Everyone Loves to win but these guys have been doing it for years. Thier style of play, the way they run their front office, to the way they drafted players it all just agreed with me. It helped that Peyton and Company were winning. I guess you can say that was the cherry on top, considering this year Our unit has hit rock bottom. The lock out hurt us more than any other team I believe, but I wont justify our 1-13 record.  After all It is a professional team and under no circumstances do I find this acceptable. Especially since we had most of our pieces. Again that is neither here nor there, so despite the horrid record I believe we will turn this seasons losses into victories for many years to come.

        I love my team, but I am not blinded by them. Whether it be football or water polo I like to call things like I see them. I hope that if your reading this you’ll once again join me as I share my opinions, concerns, and highlights. Feel free to comment and send feed back on anything I might post. All I ask is that if you feel like your comment might be motivated by ignorance Stop and re-evaluate what you want to say. I will not have profane rants on my blog. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your responses.

                                                                           Jamel Clark

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  After spending the majority of the NFL season writing for Suicidefantasyfootball.com, I am back to bring you updates on the NBA season yet again! I have even added a few other writers to this blog’s arsenal. Our newly revamped team will keep you guys in the know on all things NBA and fantasy basketball.

Speaking of fantasy basketball, if you would like pre-draft, draft, or roster assistance, feel free to contact me on my live chat site Here!

Furthermore, if you hadn’t had a chance to check out my fantasy help eBooks yet, just click Here!

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The Good News: I’m now writing for a new site as an Expert Fantasy Football Analyst. The site is SuicideFantasyFootball.com .

The Bad News: Being as how I’m writing for this site, my insanely humorous and intellectual blogging will be few and far between on this blog.

The Great News: You can still read from your favorite Fantasy Blogger at SuicideFantasyFootball.com! On top of reading, you can also play the all new style of Fantasy Football on the site as well! How is it different you may ask? Well, there is no draft whatsoever. You simply pick any NFL player to fill your generic fantasy roster each week. However, the trick is that you can only use a player ONCE the ENTIRE season. Whomever has the most overall points for the season in their respective league wins. There are Free Leagues, $10 Leagues, $50 Leagues, and $100 Leagues. Whomever wins the $50 and $100 leagues wins…wait for it…an all expense paid trip for two to this season’s Superbowl!!! That’s right, for as little as $50, you and a friend can go to the Superbowl for FREE!!!

Here is a video showing how to play and set your lineup.

On top of this new inventive Fantasy League, I am still playing the generic style on CBSSports.com in which I am still looking for a few more fans to fill it before I open it up to the public. $39 Buy in, $200 for 1st place.

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Even though this week is officially Shark Week, I believe last week had more sharks. GM Sharks hunting for the best acquisitions for their team both in the MLB and NFL alike. What else did you think was going to happen when the entire NFL offseason was crammed into just one month? Well, luckily for my readers, you have me. Below is a list of all of the “relevant signings and trades in both the NFL and MLB in case you haven’t been keeping up to par. For all of my fellow Dolphins fans, sadly we still have Chad Henne.

I still have just a few more spots left in my CBS Sports Fantasy Football league. $99 entry. First place receives $600. Open to any friends and/or fans who would like to challenge me. Post comment with interest.

The MLB had a handful of big named trades prior to the recently passed trade deadline. Of the trades that did happen, here are the notable ones:

  • SP Ubaldo Jimenez from the Rockies to the Indians
  • OF Michael Bourn from the Astros to the Braves
  • OF Hunter Pence from the Astros to the Phillies
  • SP Erik Bedard from the Mariners to the Redsox
  • SS Rafael Furcal from the Dodgers to the Cardinals
  • OF Ryan Ludwick from the Padres to the Pirates
  • SP Jason Marquis from the Nationals to the Diamondbacks
  • OF Jonny Gomes from the Reds to the Nationals
  • SP Edwin Jackson from the Whitesox to the Cardinals
  • OF Colby Rasmus from the Cardinals to the Bluejays
  • OF Carlos Beltran from the Mets to the Giants
  • OF Kosuke Fukudome from the Cubs to the Indians
  • 1B Derek Lee from the Orioles to the Pirates

Now the NFL isn’t even close to being wrapped up with trades and free agent signings. However, of what has been done in the week since the NFL has been reinstated from the lockout, below are the notable NFL transactions…so far:

  • Tue: Panthers agree to terms with DE Charles Johnson on 6-year deal.
  • Tue: Seahawks agree to terms with QB Tarvaris Jackson on 2-year deal.
  • Wed: Panthers agree to terms with RB DeAngelo Williams on 5-year deal.
  • Wed.: Redskins send QB Donovan McNabb to Minnesota for draft picks.
  • Wed: Colts agree to terms with S Melvin Bullitt on 3-year deal.
  • Wed.: Jets agree to terms with WR Santonio Holmes on 5-year deal.
  • Wed.: Titans agree to terms with QB Matt Hasselbeck on multiyear deal.
  • Wed.: Seattle agrees to terms with WR Sidney Rice on 5-year deal.
  • Wed.: Chiefs agree to terms with WR Steve Breaston on 5-year deal.
  • Thu: Saints agree to deal RB Reggie Bush to Miami. 
  • Thu: Redskins deal DL Albert Haynesworth to Patriots.
  • Thu: Arizona gets QB Kevin Kolb from Eagles for CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, second-round pick.
  • Thu: Patriots acquire Chad Ochocinco from the Bengals for draft picks.
  • Thu: Saints agree to 4-year deal with RB Darren Sproles. 
  • Fri: Falcons agree to 5-year deal with DE Ray Edwards. 
  • Fri: Eagles agree to 5-year deal with CB Nnamdi Asomugha.
  • Fri: Eagles agree to 1-year deal with QB Vince Young.
  • Sat: Eagles sign defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins to a 5-year deal.
  • Sun: Jets agree to 1-year deal with wide receiver Plaxico Burress.

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The long awaited first eBook in the series of fantasy sports guidance by yours truly is now official up and running! If you would like to learn how fantasy football works or how to play it then get it while supplies last. If you are a pro at fantasy football but you are having trouble explaining it to a friend or family member then get it for them! It’s cheaper than a month of Netflix, a Big Mac value meal, and any of those silly Twilight books. It will eventually be up and running on your favorite eBook purchasing sites, but for now it’s on Smashwords.com.

Click here to buy the eBook!

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Scott’s Corner is a new mini blog series where my esteemed colleague Scott asks an in depth question and all of my fans/subscribers/readers/people-who-accidentally-clicked-a -link-to-my-page have a chance to answer it in the comments section with their own personal response. You are allowed to reply to comments already posted, but please have a sportsmanlike approach to it.

Episode 1: What are the repercussions of the Heat not winning a championship this season? What will happen to staff? To the head coach? To the Heat roster? To the massive Heat “Big 3” egos? What will the ripple effect be on other teams in the league? What about Heat fans? What about Heat haters? Discuss.

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