Stability will be a key in 2011

One of items included in my annual Lessons Learned article dealt with continuity and how important it is for NFL teams and thus, fantasy.

It looks like it is going to be even more important in 2011. Obviously, we don’t know where the labor talks are going to go in the next few months, but we do know things are looking a little grim right now, at least in terms of getting a deal done in the early-to-mid spring.

If no deal is done for a few months, teams are going to be absolutely scrambling. Even worse, there are a ton of coaching and coordinator changes, so there will be little stability, more uncertainty, and hardly any continuity.

So right now, I’m fully prepared to move teams that will have continuity and stability on their side in 2011 to the top of the fantasy pecking order, if they’re not there already. Players from the following teams will be more desirable than ever.

Atlanta Falcons – They need help at WR, but there is really solid continuity here. If they can add one more difference-maker at receiver, we know their offense will be efficient and productive – as long as Mike Turner doesn’t fall off [...]

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