Can somebody explain how the Titans won so many games last season? Hello? Anybody?
Indianapolis - I think the Colts have to be the favorite to win the South this year. The rankings for Manning (#2), Clark (#1) and Wayne(#7) speak for themselves. New WR2 Gonzalez (#27) is no slouch either. The running game should also perform - I like Addai (#15) to return to prominence while rookie Brown (#37) plays a role as well. Can ALL these Colts be fantasy stars? They've done it before, I'm banking that they can do it again.
Houston - This team has so much potential. Andre Johnson (#2) and Kevin Walter (#36) anchor a solid passing game. TE Owen Daniels (#10) will also play a solid role. With all these great receivers, the QB should be a stud right? I have Matt Schaub at #15, which I think is conservative. He could be Top 10. Maybe he SHOULD be Top 10. With a running game anchored by Steve Slaton (#6), there's no reason the running game won't excel. OK, so wait...the RB1, WR1 and TE all are Top 10? Even with a conservative rating of #15 on the QB, is there anyway the Texans miss the playoffs? Am I actually predicting Houston makes the postseason?
Tennessee - They had the worst passing game of any playoff team in a long, long time last season. Don't expect too much more this season. Collins (#27) does enough to get by, you won't use him unless your team is decimated by injuries. TE Scaife (#13) looks promising, but the only WR to make my rankings is Nate Washington (#37) so you can imagine how bad the other guys must be. The Titans are still run-centric, with Johnson (#11) and White (#33) carrying the team. You have to wonder how long the Titans can continue to get away with such a one-dimensional offense.
Jacksonville - Everybody loves Jones-Drew. He's high up on draft lists and on the cover of several fantasy football magazines. Where do I rank him? #2. Which worries me, because usually the guy they put on the cover of the magazines is the guy that requires the least thought. Is Jones-Drew that obvious? I'm worried. Maybe I should be considering where I rank the passing game. Garrard (#24), Holt (#39) and...uh...wait that's it. I don't have any other Jags ranked. That's bad. Jones-Drew is a great player, but he can't do it all. I need to rethink that #2 ranking.