25 Responses to “Twenty for Four”

  1. Krcil says:

    Look out there are people throwing Eli under the bus again. Eli is clearly an every other year player and I am no way a fan of him (in fact I despise him), but in the past 4 years it has been good bad good bad. I’m willing to bet there is a good year coming.

    • Cyrus says:

      But… we are talking about Top 4.

      Has Eli ever been top 4?

      Highest I’ve seen him is #6 last year. And that was a crazy good year for him.

      My bet is Rodgers, Brees, Brady and someone else. The top 3 just know how to get it done.

      Peyton Manning, Cam, Stafford and Ryan are on my short list.

      RG3, Luck, Wilson and Colin K. could explode, but I expect them to need another year. If I don’t have one of those 11 QB’s, I am considering it a liability.

      Romo, Big Ben and Eli are the next tier for me, with Rivers and Cutler being QBBC options a tier below.

      Holy crap there is a lot of depth at QB now.

  2. Tim Luey says:

    What about Jay Cutler? Will Trestman coming in as coach give Cutler a chance to crash the party as a top 4 fantasy QB?

    • Ken Kelly says:

      I just have little faith in that offensive line and really in any quarterback playing for the Bears. It’s not a place that breeds top 4-type fantasy success.

      • Jacob Feldman says:

        As a Bears fan, I completely agree. Top 4 numbers means you’re looking at something near or exceeding 4500 yards and 30 TDs. The Bears just don’t air it out enough to get that even if the line could protect long enough for it.

        In 3 years it might happen if the new staff decides to transition to that, but I doubt it.

  3. David says:

    Judging by the way Finley finished his season, and Mike McCarthy’s praise of him in his season ending presser, I think it’s more than likely that Finley returns to the Packers.

  4. joeday says:

    RE: Stafford…after 2 straight years of playing a full 16 games are we still saying Stafford is injury prone? I think he only missed a quarter and some OT against the Titans over those 32 straight starts.

  5. Wesley Wood says:

    Glad I got Newton with a 2nd round rookie pick.

  6. Burton Staggs says:

    Cam scares me. I want to pull a deal to aquire him. I have Big Ben.
    I have a feeling Cam, RG3 etc.. Have great chance of injury.

    The owner who has Cam is stuck on his asking price from my “Super Star” Jimmy Graham. Its a standard scoring non ppr .. makes it TD and rush receiving yards heavy.

    My way of thinking the teams with Elite QBs are at an advantage

    • phorts says:

      While your concerns of Cam are somewhat warranted, he’s still considered an elite, plug and play, set and forget every week QB. He has one the highest floors in fantasy and a ceiling like few others. Sure, you have that same benefit in Graham, and there’s an argument to be made in regards to AAR (Average Above Replacement), but without a QB, you’re going to NEED a huge game from Jimmy every week to make up for that difference, and it simply won’t happen.

      Take the QB, and be glad he’s not asking for more.

  7. Draho says:

    JOE FLACCO! Ravens defense is getting worse and as much as we hate to say it, Ray Rice is getting older.

    I would make an even money bet Flacco finishes top 10 next year…I think it would take an injury/odd circumstances for anyone to finish ahead of Cam/Rodgers/Brees/Brady, but I like Flacco’s chances as much as anyone else’s.

    • ShichiGO says:

      Technically speaking, Trent Richardson is also “getting older” next year…

      I agree Baltimore’s defensive arrow isn’t exactly pointing up, but don’t think a 25 year old RB can be considered old. Not saying Flacco doesn’t have the potential for a big year, I just don’t think Ray Rice will be falling off a cliff anytime soon

      • Draho says:

        To clarify some…I don’t see Rice necessarily falling off a cliff, but I think the coaching staff is going to control his workload to some extent to prevent exactly that from happening. Flacco will be asked to do a bit more.

        I think we’re seeing that in the two playoff games already. The Ravens have been spelling him with Pierce quite a bit, I think.

        • Craig says:

          If Rice’s workload is cut back then they have a very nice young back in Bernard Pierce to take some of the pressure off of Rice and continue their ground attack. Pierce has looked very impressive when given carries throughout the year

          • suchislife1016 says:

            Pierce looks good, but there’s no way he can handle the workload. He’s been banged up with what little carries he’s had this year and dealt with the bug heavily in college. Not sticking a fork in the guy, but I wouldn’t agree with most that think he’s a good dynasty investment. Maybe if you wanna flip him to a Rice owner ;)

  8. Suchislife1016 says:

    Ray Rice is getting older? Yeah, me too. I know football players live in dog years, but that statement is ridiculous. You may hate to say it, but i hate to hear it.

    • Cyrus says:

      I don’t worry about his age so much as his career carries.

      He seems like he takes a punishment. Maybe he is saved because he doesn’t get an insane number of carries, but I am still a little concerned.

  9. phorts says:

    I have Cam and Luck as my Dyno QB’s. It would seem to make sense to deal Cam for a Stud RB/WR in return but Im not sure i’m ready to hand over the reigns of my contending team to a sophomore Luck. I think i’m going to go into the season with both and trade Cam midseason if Luck proves he can be consistently good (or if i’m out of it).

    Good problem to have, but a conundrum nonetheless.

  10. Robert Bobson says:

    With chip kelly signing in Phily, you have to bump Vick’s chances, I would think

    • voiceofreason says:

      I actually think Vick could have 1 season left in him to earn one last big contract. Doubt he’ll stay healthy enough but he has better chances that a lot of them.

      • suchislife1016 says:

        Vick has a fork stuck in him. Sell him for some magic beans if possible! His status for next season is up to Chip Kelly’s feelings about finding a franchise QB in this years draft.

  11. shaheed billupd says:

    Jesus Christ picka dam side. How can you argue for and against every QB in the league and expect someone to take something away for this article? Even if your wrong So what

    • Ken Moody says:

      Reality is, nobody knows for sure exactly what will happen. Best thing anyone can do is discuss the probabilities of what might happen. And in that regard, the author did take a side. He chose the five that are most likely to finish in the top four. Then the next most likely to do so. And then the next most likely. And so on. So he did make some picks, while acknowledging the factors, pro and con, which might affect the probabilities of each players potential success.

  12. Anthony Bartilucci says:

    As an Eagles fan I love the pre-emptive FA next to Mike Vick.

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