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Is an Elite QB like Drew Brees required to get your fantasy team to the playoffs?
One of the questions that was hotly debated before the start of the 2012 fantasy season was, “Do you need a stud QB to make the playoffs”? As a long time re-draft player, I learned to avoid quarterback in favor of a running back or receiver until at least the eighth or ninth round in most cases. But the new NFL has brought me in to the 21st century kicking and screaming. I now believe that the days of winning with Shaun King or Elvis Grbac are behind us.
I’ve collected some informal data from a number of sources about teams that made the playoffs. In particular, I’d like to thank my friends in the DLF Forum for their generous contributions. I focused on making the playoffs rather than winning the league because so much luck is involved in one and done fantasy playoffs. Plus I had access to much more data this way and thus less outlier noise.
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will replace Washington
Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III, who recently underwent surgery to repair a significant knee injury, on the NFC Pro Bowl roster, the Saints have announced.
Drew Brees will replace Robert Griffin III on the NFC Pro Bowl roster #Saints
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) January 9, 2013
Brees becomes the third...
Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named to the NFC's Pro Bowl squad, it was announced by the Saints and the National Football League today.
It is Brees' seventh Pro Bowl selection overall and his sixth as a member of the Saints. Only tackle William Roaf (7), has been selected to the Pro Bowl more often in franchise record books, while Brees joins kicker Morten Andersen...
A boisterous talent is being wasted with the likes of the New Orleans Saints organization. His dynamic and youthful aptness have seen better days -coming from a National Championship team in Alabama and being the Heisman Trophy recipient during his college years, to finding himself splitting carries and game time in the NFL with three other rushers on the New Orleans Saints depth...
Now that the season's over and we're in offseason mode, I'm giving you guys a look back at the things that made us happy in 2012 with the top 10 plays the Saints made. You'll remember this game as one of the worst of the season, but that didn't stop Devery Henderson from making this play below. You can view this play at the 1:21 mark (runs till the 1:26 mark):
New Orleans Saints 7 Round 2013 NFL Mock DraftNFL’s Worst Defense: Stay with 4-3 or switch to 3-4?Speculation has been rumored for the demise of defensive coordinator Steven Spagnuolo’s job. The more respected defensive coordinators available would be Lovie smith (who may become a head coach before month’s end) and Romeo Crennel (who runs a 3-4 hybrid defensive scheme). In...
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton signed a five-year contract extension Wednesday that will run through the 2017 season.
The team announced the extension but did not release financial details of the deal. Payton had agreed to the deal in principle on Dec. 29.
''Sean has been a critical part of our success, getting him signed to a long-term deal is very important to our...
The New Orleans Saints have announced that head coach Sean Payton has officially signed his five-year extension.
“I am excited that we have finalized this contract with Sean,” said Saints Owner/Chairman of the Board Tom Benson. “He has been a great leader for our organization. He and Mickey (Loomis) have built a foundation of success as they have built the roster. We have already...
The New Orleans Saints announced Wednesday that head coach Sean Payton has officially signed his extension. The extension now has Payton on the Saints sidelines through 2017.
“Sean has been a critical part of our success, getting him signed to a long-term deal is very important to our organization and we are pleased to have it finalized,” said Saints Executive Vice President...
The Saints have officially reached an agreement with Sean Payton on a five-year extension that will keep him in New Orleans through the 2017 season, according to Pro Football Talk.
“I am excited that we have finalized this contract with Sean,” said Saints owner Tom Benson. “He has been a great leader for our organization. He and Mickey (Loomis) have built a foundation of success...
The New Orleans Saints announced on Wednesday that head coach Sean Payton has received a five-year contract extension. The Saints had given Payton a contract extension last season, but the NFL league office voided the deal, making Payton a free agent head coach. Payton has been serving a season long suspension, a penalty handed down regarding his role in the Saints Bountygate scandal...
An agreement forged nearly two weeks ago between the Saints and suspended head coach Sean Payton became a reality on Wednesday evening when New Orleans made their Super Bowl-winning coach the highest paid coach in the league. Payton's new contract runs through the 2017 season and will pay him more than $8 million per season, according to the Time Picayune. General manager...
Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation stops by to discuss if former Saints offensive line coach Doug Marrone getting the Buffalo Bills head coaching job means Pete Carmichael and Aaron Kromer are more likely to leave. Carmichael is one of the 345 people the Bears have interviewed to replace Lovie Smith. Andrew has an interview next week and he is very excited.
Andrew gives his season...
Nearly two weeks after suspended New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints agreed in principle to a five-year contract extension, the team has officially announced that they have signed their Super Bowl winning coach.
The Saints announced the deal Wednesday evening, hours after General Manager Mickey Loomis said there were still some details to be worked...
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One of the questions that was hotly debated before the start of the 2012 fantasy season was, “Do you need a stud QB to make the playoffs”? As a long time re-draft player, I learned to avoid quarterback in favor...