Saturday, August 30, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Dallas Cowboys


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.


DALLAS COWBOYS - Passing 247 ypg     Rushing 94 ypg


The Cowboys ran the fewest offensive plays of any team in the league last year, yet they were still able to finish in the middle of the pack in total yardage as well as top-5 in points scored. Seeing as they have three different play calling gurus in tow, the Paper Pigskin Point Potential for this team remains high. Now that Scott Linehan has been added to the mix - as the passing game coordinator - with Bill Callahan and Jason Garrett, the aerial attack should only improve. The defense, now that's another story.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Detroit Lions

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.


DETROIT LIONS – Passing 280 ypg     Rushing 112 ypg

Over the last three seasons, the Lions have been an offensive juggernaut, chewing up tons of real estate but coming up short when it became time to seal the deal.  For the most part, the only beneficiaries of this in Paper Pigskin have been Matthew Stafford and Megatron owners. Not much will be different this time around, except instead of the points being concentrated on the one skill position player, new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will distribute the wealth. Jim Caldwell is the new head coach; his reputation is of a coach that likes to minimize mistakes and place his team in the best position to succeed.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Baltimore Ravens

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.



BALTIMORE RAVENSPassing 224 ypg     Rushing 83 ypg


The first commandment of new Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak’s scheme is “Thou Shalt Run It.”  The premise of this offensive system is designed to open backside cut lanes for the running backs; those same running plays set-up bootleg action for the quarterback.  This was one of the worst teams in the league as far as total offense, with very few players that could help your Paper Pigskin team. Something fresh should help change that because in his previous coaching stops, Kubiak had his teams finish in the top-8 in total offense 15 of 19 seasons.

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.