The New Orleans Saints traveled to Green Bay to open the NFL season and although most of the country enjoyed the game, my sleepy little town of San Diego was lit with candles and flashlights most of the evening due to a massive black out. I was able to catch bits and pieces of the game on my phone, but had to wait until a late evening sports center to get an idea of how epic this game was.
Moving forward, what did this high scoring game spell out for fantasy owners? Last year the Saints and Packers were first (NO) and fourth (GB) in fantasy points allowed to QBs. First (NO) and third (GB) in points allowed to WRs. These two teams were stiff against the pass all of 2010 and last night all hell broke loose as the teams combined for 731 yards through the air.
Last year the Saints and Packers only allowed two games with 300 or more yards passing. The Saints gave it up to Matt Hasselbeck and Jon Kitna, while the Packers allowed 300 or more yards to Shaun Hill and Donovan McNabb. What does this all mean? It appears that defenses are going to need some time to catch up to the NFL passing game.
The first couple weeks are always a crap shoot, things will start to settle down in around week four. Until then, trust your draft and play your studs. Happy Football Everyone!