1. Houston Texans (9-1) –It pains me to put them here because I still don’t fully believe it, but they keep on winning. Arian Foster is the reason they’re above Atlanta.
2. Atlanta Falcons (9-1) — They pulled a win out this week even with Matt Ryan’s 5 INTs. The Falcons look like they’ll have a healthy Roddy White and Julio Jones going forward and thus are #2.
3. New England Patriots (7-3) — The offense is a fine tuned engine once again but that engine lost its Gronk. We’ll see if the Pats can stay at #3 without him in the line-up for 4-6 weeks.
4. Green Bay Packers (7-3) — Clearly the Pack isn’t fully back but Rodgers continues to get it done by just enough. They’re still banged up and the loss of Greg Jennings is still killing them. Just too many weapons still with Cobb and Nelson to keep them out of the top five.
5. Denver Broncos (7-3) –Peyton Manning as league MVP and comeback player of the year? Perhaps. As long as the defense keeps playing well the Broncos are going to be a force in the league.
This post is simply to put a little fire under the asses of all the league commissioners out there who take procrastinating to a whole new level. You know who you are.
I hate to say it but it’s inevitable that I’ll hear, “hey Dave, can you get our trophy out to us by our draft? It’s this weekend.”
Guys who have ordered from me in the past know that I do my very best to make that happen. After all, having your trophy on draft night is what it’s all about. However, I have a feeling that some leagues have been putting off ordering their trophy because they wanted to see when the NFL lockout was going to end. Well, it’s OVER! Football is coming and so are the early orders.
Here’s to hoping you’re one of them.
With rumors of the NFL lockout ending soon, I can’t help but get excited about the possibility of my fantasy football draft actually taking place as scheduled in early September. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. Guys everywhere are praying that these billionaires and millionaires settle their differences so that all of us “regular guys” can sit on our asses, drink a few beers, trash talk with our buddies and draft our fantasy teams. I must say though that an added bonus to the lockout ending soon is that it will get my wife off my back about flying to Cleveland. You see, part of our vacation time is spent in our hometown of Cleveland, OH visiting friends and family. My wife Suzi has finally accepted the fact (after many “discussions”) that we also plan this trip to coincide with my fantasy football draft. I see it as killing two birds with one stone. She unfortunately sees it as a pain in her ass and would rather save both birds and throw the stone at me. This year has been particularly tough because I keep telling her that I don’t know when I can fly because the lockout hasn’t been resolved. You can imagine that she didn’t take that news very well. Especially when I added that she may have to take the kids and go visit family without me this year because I don’t know when my draft will take place and I need to be in Cleveland only if it’s during our draft. Needless to say, this lockout is really throwing a monkey wrench into my “vacation plans” and is putting additional stress on my marriage. Stress that hopefully won’t affect my draft once this ridiculous lockout gets resolved. I’d hate for my wife to have that on her conscience.