Jamaal Charles

Fantasy Football Profile: Jamaal Charles

There’s no denying Charles’s talents. The multifaceted speedster was a top ten overall fantasy selection last season. But his 2011 campaign ended abruptly during a Week 2 visit to Detroit when Charles suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. He would end the season with a mere 83 yards rushing, nine additional receiving yards and a single touchdown.

Offensive Line Fantasy Football

The Importance Of The Offensive Line

The three stats I looked at were: yards per rush, quarterback hits allowed and sacks allowed. Some of the stats can get over or undervalued because of offensive schemes, poor or excellent quarterback play and other factors, but this should give everyone a baseline on the support the skill position players can expect from the offensive linemen.

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Andre Johnson: High Risk High Reward

Andre Johnson is a beast, plain and simple. He has carried the Texans through tough games and has been a model wide receiver in the NFL. Never has he whined to the media about contracts or losing seasons. He has the respect of his teammates, coaches, fans and even opponents, yet are his best days behind him?

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3 Cone Drill: The Fantasy Sleeper Stat.

The NFL combine is the meat market of the NFL. Speed, size, and strength are all recorded to find the top prospects of the future. Fans and the media fixate on the best numbers and can be quite critical of poor 40 yard dash results. Instantly a 4.35 running back seems so much more appealing than a player who ran a 4.55.

But is the two tenths of a second the difference between a bust and NFL stardom? Is the 40 yard dash really the end-all be-all of the NFL?

Of course not.

For starters the difference between two tenths of a second is not something one can measure without a stopwatch. The fact that players are running without pads and start in a sprinter’s stance is also not relevant to the next level. Actually, if I’m going to go one step further, how often are these future millionaire athletes going to be running in a dead straight line? NFL running backs rarely have a clear cut straight path to the endzone without making some sort of cut, juke, or spin. Sure once the ball carrier breaks the first wave of defenders his odds increase to take it the distance, but even then he has to worry about ball hawking safeties