Fantasy Trader’s Football Roundtable: Offensive Improvement Via Draft

May 6, 2010

I’ve been invited to participate in Fantasy Trader’s fantasy football roundtable.

This week’s topic
The fantasy offense whose fortunes were singlehandedly turned for the better via the NFL Draft last week.


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My response:
I am a firm believer that you build your team in the trenches. Offensive lineman are about as sexy as that fifth piece of cheesecake, but they open holes for running backs, give receivers and tight ends time to get open, and allow quarterbacks to go through their progressions. In basic terms, if you offensive line has hole, you will struggle to move the ball.


Nobody made more of an effort to bolster their offensive line in the 2010 NFL Draft than the San Francisco 49ers. They spent not one, but two first round picks on their line with the selection of Anthony Davis at 11 and Mike Iupati at 17. They should be able to step in and contribute immediately. Along with Joe Staley, the Niners should be set for years to come.

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