Looking back at The Best and Worst 2010 Fantasy Football Players Evan brought up some questions I'd like to take a stab at. Of course no one knows what one hit wonders will do the next year (Mike Sim Walker) or hot rods out of nowhere (Miles Austin) but one things is for sure; we all wish we had that crystal ball.
Here is Evan's burning question from his article and of course my two cents.
"Will the return of Montario Hardesty hurt any production from Peyton Hillis?"
No, next question please. Seriously now there is a chance he could rotate and prove to be an elite RB in the NFL however he is an umproven rookie coming off ACL surgery. Peyton Hill is a complete stud (he always has been) and for some odd reason it just took the right coach to give him the rock enough to make it count.
When DeAngelo Williams returns to the field for Carolina [they have first pick in April’s draft as well], will he or Jonathan Stewart be able to share workload and will either become good fantasy option?
Yes and no! Carolina has three options now at RB and they all could be starters for sure, which spells a RBBC. With coaching changes coming and a handful of talent at RB I'd avoid the RB lottery in Carolina.
Where will Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens end up next season? And how will that effect Carson Palmer?
Who knows for sure but I doubt they both will get let go. If both do leave the Bengals I'd expect a major dip in Carson Palmer's production, which is already a complete question mark.
Tim Tebow or Kyle Orton? Can they exist on same team? Where will Orton end up?
Tebow, in all likelihood, will be the Denver QB for many year to come. I'd expect Orton to end up getting traded to Tennessee.
Does the Cowboys RB situation get any clearer next year?
No, just like New Orleans this is a pass happy team which will yield boom or bust performances from their RB.
Does return of Ben Tate and Derrick Ward effect status of Arian Foster being top 5 pick next season?
Not no but HELL NO! Foster was a confirmed sleeper headed into 2010 with many "inside sources" confirming him to be a huge success before the fantasy draft. Foster panned out and has earned a role in the 2011 fantasy football draft as a certified top 5 RB.
The Return of injured players from this year: Dallas Clark, Ryan Grant
Tamme has proved to be a solid pass catching TE. He lacks the speed and playing making ability that Clark possess so I fully expect Clark to resume his magic in 2011. Ryan Grant: Turning 28 in December, Grant has escalators in his contract that the Packers likely won’t want to pay in 2011. He’ll have to restructure his contract to stay in GB.
How will the Vikings treat their QB situation next year without Brett Favre?
Maybe in the draft? Maybe Kyle Orton? Maybe Vince Young? Wait and see mode for sure here!
With emergence of Chris Ivory, how will Saints RB situation work with fantasy?
The Saints got it good with PT and Ivory coming back next year healthy. One thing for sure though is they're both injury prone and not reliable as a fantasy RB in a pass happy RBBC team.
Is Darren McFadden a top 10 RB?
McFadden is a flash in the pot right now believe it or not! There was a coaching change in Oakland and this could effect McFadden in very bad or very good way. In my book he is a risky pick 6 thru 10 option but still worth it. Let's see how it all pans out in Oakland for sure.
How will Ryan Matthews, Mike Tolbert and Darren Sproles work in SD next year?
A RBBC I'd like to avoid but Norv showed faith in Matthews in the end, handing him the rock a lot. Mathews will drop in the 2011 fantasy football draft but I fully expect him to produce like a top 15 RB.
Will Josh Freeman, LeGarrette Blount and Mike Williams turn into fantasy studs again?
Yes, Tampa is the real thing! Tampa will make a strong playoff push next year and continue to build on their success.
Who will be the quarterback in front of the most dangerous RB in football in Tennessee?
Top Draft Pick or Kyle Orton for sure.
What will happen to the Redskins QB position and where will Donovan McNabb end up?
Donovan McNabb will be the man. Hard to see it any other way but then again I'm not a QB coach.