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Brett Favre Is Back With Minnesota Vikings | 2010 Fantasy Impact

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre celebrates his team's touchdown on the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter of their NFL Divisional playoff football game in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in this January 17, 2010 file photo. Favre is reportedly set to retire again, according to media reports on August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Tom Olmscheid/Files  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

It took Brett Favre until the middle of August to make his decision to play for the Vikings for the second year in a row. While the media tried to trump up that Favre would retire early this month I think most NFL fans realized it was just news for the press to have something to talk about.

Now, Favre is back to make another run at wining a championship and the Vikings wouldn’t have that chance without him.

Fantasy Impact

Since I never thought Favre was actually going to retire this season I’ve had Sidney Rice as a clear top fifteen fantasy receiver this summer. Rice and Percy Harvin need to stay healthy but they both proved to be solid fantasy options with Favre.

As long as Rice is progressing and on track to play the opening game of the season, he should be a nice No.2 fantasy receiver for your team. As for Harvin, he would make for more of a No.3 or flex play option because of his migraine problems.

Harvin missed time with migraine issues last season and has struggled with this issue for most of his life. Because of his track record, fantasy owners must be a little defensive when drafting Harvin and make sure they have a capable backup to fill his place.

Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe should still be a starting player for fantasy squads and especially in leagues that heavily reward touchdowns. Shiancoe is Favre’s favorite target in the red zone, and that shouldn’t change this season.

As for Favre’s own fantasy value, he is still a starting quarterback for ten to twelve team leagues. Because of Favre’s age, it would be wise for you to select a decent backup quarterback like Carson Palmer, Joe Flacco or even Kevin Kolb.

If Favre sustains an injury at any time this season it could easily linger and effect his fantasy stats. That would be the time you need to switch gears and go with your backup, until Favre proves he is healthy again.

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NFL fantasy football player rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com

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