I’ve noticed that this past week’s NFL results have quieted down the usual level of chatter in the fantasy leagues I participate in. I would like to ask: Were the pre-season rankings of the players a good indicator of how well they’ve performed?
I know that injuries are unexpected (goodbye, Mike Alstott) but poor play by players and teams that were rated highly pre-season may be screwing some fantasy teams up. (Donovan McNabb, anyone?)
For example: The Steelers’ Plaxico Burress and Hines Ward were both within the top 20 rankings at WR pre-season; the fortunes of the team have their individual scoring very low- is either in the Top 20 now? Oakland has been in a funk all season; fantasy teams depending on Gannon are having a tough time.
Who do you feel are the biggest busts and the unexpected gems so far this year? Who lived up to the pre-season hype, and who didn’t?