2009 Off-Season Report Card

One of the first lessons I learned playing fantasy football is that it’s usually best to draft players from good teams, so I think it’s important to handicap all 32 teams and try to focus on the teams that will have overall success. Otherwise, if your guy’s on a bad team, the potential for ugliness greatly increases, like the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008.

So one key element to preparing for the upcoming season is analyzing each team’s off-season, and that’s what I’ve done below. The following grades are more so for this year, but they do take into consideration what the teams have done for the long-term. I’m also not only talking about the skill players for fantasy, of course.

2009 Off-Season Report Card

Team
Grade
Comments

PHI
A+
Greatly beefed up OL, added top WR in draft, backup RB, may have replaced S Dawkins, added vet CB, improved return game. Even got a FB.

CHI
A-
Didn’t address every need but added an elite QB, upgraded the OL, and added some young WRs, all of which make them an immediate contender.

NYG
B
Thin at S after loss of Butler and did not add a veteran WR but two good prospects [...]

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