Friday, August 22, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Jacksonville Jaguars

This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and film.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.


JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - Passing 215 ypg     Rushing 79 ypg


To say that Jacksonville was a bad team last season is an understatement. The Jaguars ranked 27th in total yards allowed and 28th in points given up at 28.3 per game. They were even worse on offense than defense in 2013; ranking 31st overall and scored a league-low 15.4 points per game. It's hard to find value in fantasy football on a team with a -12.9 point differential. Gus Bradley was handed a team devoid of talent but is working diligently to transform this team into the Seahawks south, which would mean team glory takes precedent over individual stats. Things are looking bright as they finished with a positive stretch of four wins in eight games; partly because the offense started to find a rhythm, with Chad Henne and Cecil Shorts emerging as leaders.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Minnesota Vikings

This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and film.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.


MINNESOTA VIKINGSPassing 214 ypg     Rushing 130 ypg


The Vikings defense was pretty terrible last season and couldn’t get stops to hand the ball back to their offense. Then, when the offense got the ball, they were predictable – just letting Adrian Peterson slam into nine-man fronts or running gadget plays for Cordarrelle Patterson later in the season. Enter new head coach, Mike Zimmer, well respected for his defensive pedigree. Mike brought along Norv Turner to be his offensive coordinator; we’ll see a drastic change from the Peter-Patt scheme of a year ago.

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Chicago Bears

This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and articles.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.


CHICAGO BEARS - Passing 268 ypg     Rushing 114 ypg


Marc Trestman aka The Quarterback Whisperer had two stints as a coordinator in the NFL where his teams in San Francisco and Oakland featured high-powered passing games.  The quick passing schemes for his offenses are designed to emphasized efficiency.  They went from 28th in total yards gained to 8th in one season.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Arizona Cardinals

This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and video.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.



ARIZONA CARDINALS - Passing 250 ypg     Rushing 96 ypg


For years, the calling card in the desert has been terrible rushing, and even worse defense. The latter seems to now be under control thanks to Patrick Peterson and friends; the former appears to be making strides, as long as Bruce Arians features the right person. This has the makings of a highly explosive offense.  Arians knows now that he has as many guns as anybody in the West to win a shootout.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Carolina Panthers

This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and watching video.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.



CAROLINA PANTHERS - Passing 190 ypg     Rushing 127 ypg


Carolina's success last season can be attributed to three things; their mistake free and solid tackling defense, the steady improvement of Greg Olsen, and the maturity of Cam Newton. Those three areas were also the only relevant fantasy football elements of this team. Panthers fans should be worried about the turnover in the offensive line as it will affect the time Newton has to make his reads and likely will have to run more often than he did last season. Newton has progressed in such a way that I feel the coaching staff trusts him enough to make passing plays more than the 49% than they called last season.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Tennessee Titans

This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and articles.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.



TENNESSEE TITANS - Passing 219 ypg     Rushing 118 ypg


Just think of the resurrection of Phillip Rivers' career and the San Diego ball control offense last year to foresee the impact new head coach Ken Whisenhunt can have on this team.  Whisenhunt is a quality coach who can craft an explosive offense.  The Titans have invested a great deal in their offensive line over the past two seasons, including the signing of Michael Oher. There should be better protection for the quarterback and bigger holes for the running backs to run through this season.

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Kansas City Chiefs

This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and articles.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.

Run DAT might be that other weapon the Chiefs desperately need.
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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - Passing 209 ypg     Rushing 129 ypg

If you weren't lucky enough to land JC Superstar last season, the Chiefs defense for the first half, or Alex Smith for the 2nd half, then I forgive you for not realizing the potential of this unit.  Andy Reid's West Coast system usually provides opportunities for points, hopefully 2014 we'll see some of that potential come to fruition.