Fantasy focus: The Dog Days Of Summer #12


Oct 23, 2011; London, ENGLAND; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) throws a pass under pressure from Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers (90) during the NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. The Bears defeated the Buccaneers 24-18. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

#12-2012 Josh Freeman QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers Freeman’s passing yards have increased every year he has played in the NFL, but his turnovers have risen far faster than his touchdowns.  Every season seems to be a huge year for Freeman, and this year will not be an exception.  He has the weapons to be successful, but will his talent and performance meet or will this be a long season in Florida?

Retro #12-2002 Steve “Air” McNair- 2002 was his best passing season with over 3,300 yards and 22 passing touchdowns.  McNair and coach Jeff Fisher came within a yard from a Super Bowl victory yet they never would get that close again in Nashville.

Looking Ahead-

ESPN-Steven Ridley-RB New England Patriots Ridley will be the featured back in a totally remade offense minus all of their best pass catchers from last season.  Ridley could be a risk or a great pickup in the 2nd or 3rd rounds.

CBS-Matt Forte RB Bears The part of the game I really think will be huge for Forte this season will be out of the backfield catching balls.  He seemed to get forgotten last year, but with Trestman at the helm look for a huge year if Forte can stay healthy!