Fantasy Focus: The Dog Days Of Summer #60


Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant (79) and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (92) celebrate as they leave the field after the game against the Washington Redskins in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at FedEx Field. The Seahawks won 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

#60 2012- Seattle Seahawks Defense The Seahawks  defense was very good all season with two shut down cornerbacks and they ended up as the #2 ranked fantasy defense. They recorded 36 sacks 18 interceptions, 13 forced fumbles and scored three times.  Their great week was in Week #14 against the Arizona Cardinals when they shut them out while collecting 3 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 4 interceptions and 2 defensive touchdowns.  Pretty good week and if you started them in Week #14 you probably advanced in the playoffs.

#60-Retro- 2002 Philadelphia Eagles Defense This was a very good Eagles defense that recorded 57 sacks, 15 interceptions, 17 forced fumbles, and 3 touchdowns. The Eagles scored double digits 10 out of 16 weeks which is pretty impressive in any season.

Look Ahead #60

ESPN-James Jones WR Green Bay Packers- Jones going into 2012 was labeled as talented but with hands of stone.  When Greg Jennings had problems staying healthy Jones stepped in and had a great season.  So good a season they let Jennings leave in free agency and now the job is Jones to keep.  Jones hands are still a question mark to me, but he has one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL throwing him the ball so he will go pretty high in drafts this season.

CBS-Ryan Matthews RB San Diego Chargers- Matthews has been a minor disappointment while putting up decent stats each year. Matthews talent says he’s a top 10 back, but he hasn’t put that kind of season together yet.  I just traded for him in a dynasty league so I will be cheering for a career season!