First of all, due to the complications of my week, we were unable to co-ordinate a Lions Congregation this week. However, we are starting to get more mail to the Congregation inbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) so if you don’t see your question addressed right away don’t worry — we are compiling them and answering them as we go along so it will not be forgotten!
With the final OTA open to the press over and one with, there is not likely to be too much on the news front until we head into training camp. This is always a good time to look both backward and forward, without a lot of current news pushing such philosophical points aside. After all, the IFseason is for going “IF” after all — because right now, anything is possible.
First off, for those of you who are newer readers to this Blog I typically Commish two leagues — A 12-team annual redraft league, and a 16 team keeper league. There usually aren’t very many openings, despite the fact that these are dues=paying leagues (albeit minimal). However, if you think you may be interested please send me an email so that I can get you on the new waiting list just in case.
For all current members, I will be emailing you this weekend regarding your participation in the leagues. There is one major update to what I will be doing this season: Since this blog is supported by Fanball, a Fantasy Football information and services provider, I will be doing Lions related Fantasy Football posts this season in addition to my usual pieces. Also, I will be running fairly regular updates on the DetFan1979 leagues and how things are going versus trying to run a separate blog as I have in the past.
To kick things off, I checked out about a half dozen sites with Fantasy related projections in place pre-training camp. This is an average of what they had for key Lions offensive players:
Matt Stafford: 3500 yards, 28 TDs, 20 INTs
Jahvid Best: 1000 yards rushing, 6 rushing TDs, 40 receptions for 290 yards and 2 TD
: 87 receptions for 1350 and 12 TDs
: 59 receptions for 850 yards and 5 TDs
: 38 receptions for 450 yards and 3 TDs
: 33 receptions for 410 yards and 3 TDs
What do you think of these stats? Too high? Too low? If the Lions Offense puts up this kind of performance with 7 wins, would you consider this a successful season? 6 wins? What are your thoughts in regards to this?
Also: How many of you play Fantasy Football — and if so, how are Lions players treated in your leagues?