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Football Rankings:2009 NFL Preseason Week One

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Arizona Cardinals Training Camp

It’s football time again!!!!!

Well sort of as it is still preseason and the real games don’t start until around mid September. Even though it is preseason it’s always neat to see a football game actually being played after the long layoff since February.

No matter how preseason shakes out the only way players like Adrian Peterson are going to lose their respective fantasy football ranking is if they go down with an injury. While those things can happen to star fantasy players, what I like watching is all those players we need to “see” something from in order to rank them higher on our drafts.

Other points of interest are the classic quarterback battles that go on every year at this time like who will start in Cleveland for the Browns.

Below I have some interesting observations from the first week of preseason and how I see those points of interest playing out from a fantasy perspective.

Note: We will be doing write ups for every preseason game for all four weeks of the preseason. Below I have a link to every game/ article that is written up for the first week of the preseason.

2009 NFL Preseason Week 1

Patriots vs Eagles

Redskins vs Ravens

Steelers vs Cardinals

Raiders vs Cowboys

Rams vs Jets

Vikings vs Colts

Bengals vs Saints

Broncos vs 49ers

Falcons vs Lions

Bears vs Bills

Browns vs Packers

Texans vs Chiefs

Buccaneers vs Titans

Seahawks vs Chargers

Jaguars vs Dolphins

Panthers vs Giants

Fantasy Football Week One Preseason Notes:

Tom Brady and LaDainian Tomlinson work in Preseason

New England Patriots v Philadelphia Eagles

One of the interesting trends we have seen this year as opposed to years past is high profile stars like Tom Brady and LaDainian Tomlinson playing in the preseason. The main reason for their playing these games is that they want to get their timing down before the season begins.

As long as both of these players show no ill effects after playing in these games it will no doubt up their fantasy football rankings before we get to the start of the season.

Brady Quinn distances himself from Derek Anderson

This was an interesting one as Brady Quinn started the game and went 3 of 5 passing for 27 yards as he lead the team down for a field goal try (Phil Dawson missed it). Then we saw Derek Anderson come in and he played two series that may have been his undoing in Cleveland.

Cleveland Browns v Green Bay Packers
In that time he was 0 for 2 passing and threw and interception, this was so bad that new head coach Eric Mangini pulled Derek from the game and put Quinn back in.

Brady proceeded to drive the team down the field and should of thrown a touchdown pass but Braylon Edwards and his hands of stone dropped the ball. Then on the next play Quinn threw and interception as he tried to force the ball into Edwards for a touchdown again.

On the night Quinn was 7 of 11 passing for 68 yards and an interception.

Right now Brady is going to be the starting quarterback if Anderson can’t turn things around and turn it around fast.

Robbie Gould and Rian Lindell should have good years

When an team has a new quarterback and growing receivers or a team is learning a new offense, the last part of passing success that comes is the touchdowns.

Since bot the Bears and Bills offenses have talent and can move the football, look for their kickers Robbie Gould (Bears) and Rian Lindell (Bills) to have solid seasons this year as both offense still need to get better at converting drives into touchdowns.

Chicago Bears vs Houston Texans

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