I hate Sports Illustrated and I hate it when they try to analyze football. Dr. Z is an idiot, and all their fantasy picks always bug me. Does Dr. Z even write any more for them? Anyways, I stumbled across this
and found it worth analyzing even if I don't agree with it.....
So, going down 15 breakout players in order..... given by them
Stephen Jackson - The #1 GODDAMN PLAYER! Christ. Are they on crack? He is still splitting carries with an f-ing legend. He may rush for 1000 and catch a few balls, but seriously, in Martz's pass heavy offense and splitting carries, will he really have a breakout fantasy season?
Antawn Randle-El - #2? Seriously? Steelers love the run, Burress put up ok numbers, but I feel like he was more hype than anything else. I can see him doing pretty well, but certainly not a huge breakout. I feel like this guy is always drafted by somebody real late anyways.
Lamont Jordan - yes Yes YES - I agree. This guy has the potential to breakout, IF, and only if, the Raiders don't get behind so early and have to pass all game.
Lee Evans - #4, um, yea, who is throwing to this guy again? Moulds is aging and with an unproven QB, this guy is worth taking a flyer on... but #4? SI is a bunch of idiots.
Julius Jones - Yes, this guy will have a big 2005 if he is healthy. Why is he #5 and not #1?
Keary Colbert?!?!?!?!? - This article comes out 1 week after Rod Gardner was traded for. SI, you suck!
Kevin Jones - Yup, big 2005, no argument. I think SI has 2 different writers, one for the RBs and 1 for the WRs. The WRs one sucks.
Jeb Putzier - TE Broncos - No idea. I hadn't really looked at this guy, but how can I get that excited when I see stuff like this -
The Denver Post is reporting that veteran tight end Stephen Alexander has an edge over fourth-year tight end Jeb Putzier in the battle for a starting spot. Alexander signed a three-year deal this offseason worth $4.2 million and has reportedly demonstrated a more complete skills set in training camp. Putzier, best known for his receiving, also received a new contract which will pay him $12.5 million over five years
I'm guessing the WR writer is also the TE writer.
Nate Burleson - Hey Hey, they finally got a wideout right!
JP Losman - Christ. They play in artic Buffalo. They play tough defenses all year. I don't see this one working out.
Doug Jolley - No Clue. Isn't this guy 180000 years old? The article says that new Raiders O coordinator loved TEs in TENN. Who was the TE in Tenn for the last 3-4 years? I don't know. Certainly not good enough to register on my radar. Was it that old guy from MD? Wycheck? I forget how his numbers were. I think they had Elron Kinney last year with a rookie from one of the Florida schools behind him. Hmmm, on second thought, this may be worth a look given how much attention the Raiders WRs will get.....
Tyrone Callico - Eh. I like Drew Bennett more, I guess he already broke out though....
?!?!?! Deshaun Foster - see previous blog. SI sucks.
Drew Bennet - I was wondering about this 2 minutes ago.... I love this guy if Volek plays. Isn't TENN supposed to suck this year? That could be good for garbage points and yards.....
Kevin Curtis - Everybody loves this guy. I don't. This isn't Brandon Stokely here. Here is what goes through Bulger's head. Tory Tory Tory Tory Tory Tory Issac? Tory Tory Tory Marshall
In conclusion, if SI wanted me to go head to head with their writers in a fantasy league I would do it in an instant.
If I had to choose breakout players not listed above I would sooner go with