Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 3 Notes, Observations, and Review
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: What We Learned from Week 3
September 25, 2013
What We learned From Week 3
An unstoppable force (Denver's offense) is set to meet an immovable object (Seattle's defense) in the Super Bowl. I've been saying that Peyton Manning will be a better fantasy QB in 2013 than Tom Brady was in 2007, and I am sticking by that statement. Peyton has lived up to his end of the bargain, and there is no reason to think that will stop. So, that means we have to ask if there is any team that can be like those 2007 Giants. The answer to that question is a very loud "yes." So the Broncos offense and the Seahawks defense look set to meet in the coldest Super Bowl ever, and they also look like players that could carry fantasy owners to championship glory.
The Chiefs defense could be the best waiver move of the year. They say a defense wins Super Bowls, so why can't a defense win a Fantasy Football Championship? Are the Chiefs as good as the Seahawks? That is hard to say, but are the Chiefs one of the best defenses in the league, no doubt. No team in the history of the NFL has had more pro-bowlers than wins, except for the Chiefs last year (5 pro-bowlers and 2 wins). So thinking this resurgence is unsustainable is a risky assumption. Despite the massive turmoil of the fantasy football running back market, the Chiefs' defense could very well be the #1 waiver wire move of the 2013 season.
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The 49ers have turned into a train wreck that fell off a cliff. After week 1, I wrote that we learned Kaepernick was for real, and I am standing by that statement. However, American Football is the ultimate team sport, and that is what makes it so awesome. Having said that, Kaepernick has the ability to be one of the best players in the NFL, only the game does not allow for one player to be totally dominate. (Yes Peyton is awesome this year, but how many fantasy footballers owned Tebow when he was throwing to Thomas and Decker... nuff said.) The point of such a statement is to reflect the nature of the NFL's passing league, all the credit and blame go the QB even if the rest of the team is lacking (just ask RG3). The 49ers depleted receiving corp has finally caught up to them, but it should rebound when Vernon Davis returns. The biggest problem in San Francisco is the injuries to the defense, most notably, the injury to Patrick Willis. The loss of Aldon Smith was also a big blow to the team, but Willis was the leader of that group and his absence will be the greatest missing link. The 49ers had lots of offseason distractions and super high expectations that appear to have gotten the mbest of their mindset, the 49ers need to press the reset button soon or they will have to start looking ahead to next season.
Running backs in 2013 are causing headaches all over the world. The 2013 running backs are arguably the most frustrating position in the history of fantasy football. With so many top draft picks being outplayed by their backups, fantasy owners are having a very tough time sorting out their lineups week in and week out. Its a passing league, and we have learned that the hard way.
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