Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
In the most predictable move of an unpredictable offseason, Brett Favre is reportedly on a plane heading to Minnesota.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports is reporting that Favre has told a contingent of Minnesota players including Jared Allen, Steve Hutchinson, and Ryan Longwell that he’s “back in.”
Brett Favre’s personal Web site is also stating an announcement is coming soon.
This week marks the one year anniversary of Favre originally signing with the Vikings, so maybe we should have known all along that something would happen soon.
There has been no official word from the Vikings, but the writing is on the wall.
This move will have a ripple effect on the following players in dynasty leagues and fantasy football in general:
Brett Favre, QB
Owners of Favre shouldn’t expect the 4,202 yards, and 33 touchdowns from last season. It was an unbelievable season, but not one that should be counted on from a 40-year old quarterback.
We all know he can play, though. He should have a great chance to be a top-10 quarterback in 2010. His surrounding cast returns intact and he should have no problem getting right back into shape.
He’s obviously a great player to have as a No. 1 quarterback, but only if you’re a competing team. If you’re a rebuilding squad, he’s a prime candidate to move in a dynasty league.
Tarvaris Jackson, QB
It looks like we’ll have one more year of clipboard holding for Jackson.
It will be interesting to see his reaction this year. At some point, he’s going to want to play again. It’s hard to say if that’s going to be in Minnesota or elsewhere.
Another year of development should be good for him, but I have my doubts he’s the true quarterback of the future.
Sage Rosenfels, QB
Rosenfels could be showcased for a trade this preseason. He won’t be thrilled being the third quarterback at this stage in his career.
Regardless, he’s droppable in dynasty leagues now.
Joe Webb, QB
This actually may be good news for Webb.
He’s struggled in camp and is a really good candidate for the practice squad. It would have likely been too much to expect him to be ready for the active roster this season, even as the third quarterback.
He’s still a worthy stash in deep dynasty leagues.
Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin, WRs
One of the $1,000,000 questions in dynasty circles revolves around just how valuable these two players will be without an elite quarterback.
It looks like we’re not going to find out this season.
Expect Harvin to report to camp soon and pick up where he left off last year.
Rice has a great chance to be a top-10 wide receiver this year.
Adrian Peterson, RB
He was dominant before Brett Favre came to town, he was dominant with him as the quarterback, and he’ll be dominant after he leaves as well. It simply doesn’t matter when that is. He’ll be just fine this season and very happy with the developments.
Peterson remains a top-3 player in all fantasy leagues.
Now it feels like football season again.
With Favrewatch 2010 seemingly over, everything is in place for another terrific year of fantasy football.
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