Our teams are officially set! NFL draft has come and gone. Our draft has come and gone. Our cut day has come and gone. Now. Now it’s time for some preseason rankings y’all! One of my favorite times of the year. It’s where I rank my team too high and Paul’s team too low. It’s where the People’s Champion can’t wait to be devastated and Alex is peak eeyore. It’s time to guess where our teams will finish this year. I’ll start us off:
@ianamunrud Ian A…
Well, we all knew that I would be putting my team first. I’ve done it more often than not I think, but this year, can you blame me? After winning last year, this team is primed and eager to compete for a repeat. With top QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, this team doesn’t have a glaring weakness. The RBs are getting older, but there is some depth behind them in case of injury (even with the loss of JK Dobbins.) Plus we know this team will be wheeling and dealing! It’s certainly not a lock, but there’s a good chance this team sits at the top.
@mikeastock Michael Stock Eleven
This team has been a force to recon with the past few seasons and it looks to stay that way. With elite WRs, Russel Wilson at QB, and Alvin Kamara at RB this team is scary to play any week. Plus this team will be making trades. As demonstrated with the acquisition of Melvin Gordon to help with some RB depth. Don’t be surprised if this team finds their way to the top of the standings. Certainly don’t be surprised if this team finds their way to the finals after narrowly missing out last year and finishing 3rd.
@IanC Ian C (The C stands for Commish I think)
After a shocking and disappointing season last year, with a 9th place finish but 6th place PF placing, this team is ready to come back strong. Injuries and tough beats held this team back last year, but a strong draft (with loads of picks) has this team set up for success. Elite QBs (Dak is back!), strong RBs, and a strong TE has this team in a good spot. WR has a couple strong options too, just not as strong as past years. All that said, get ready for the return of TEAM DYNASTY.
@Alex Mr. Dr. J
This is where the rankings get tough. And I’m gonna get a little wild here and put our resident doctor in this spot. With the return of CMC, that alone is enough to win some redraft leagues. He’s just that good. Add in Chubb and this team is scary. Just…well don’t look at the WRs too closely. I’m putting this team here because well…I did look at the WRs closely and I think there are a couple breakouts waiting to happen in Jeudy and Aiyuk. Old Man Tom is at the helm as always and I think this team has a shot at the top if they all hop on CMC’s back. Chubb will help carry some of the load too so that CMC doesn’t break again. (if one or both of those RBs gets injured this team drops hard and fast.)
@chasenrogers THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION
Continuing in the rankings the man, the myth, the legend himself lands here at 5. Mahomes at QB, bam. DK, Ceedee at WR, bam bam. Tonyan was a solid pick up last year and has a chance to be baller again this season so: bam. Everyone is down on montgomery for some reason and I don’t get it. The dude was a stud last season so: bam. Etienne out, James Robinson still there: bam. A lack of depth has this team only 5th, but I think playoffs are a reasonable expectation for this team.
@jonathan SB Sailors baby!
They started at the bottom, now they here. After earning the number one pick in the draft and trading back for value and to address a need at TE, this team is ready to push for playoffs again. Julio to Titans means that an already baller Ridley is the main focus for real this season. Akers out means Henderson is a strong flex play. With other middle of the pack RBs and middle of the pack WRs this team has enough plays to make the playoffs. Now at TE. If Pitts is for real from the very beginning, this team is gonna finish higher. But he is a rookie, and rookie TEs usually takes time, so I’m keeping him here at 6.
@ventura AV Club
After a second place finish, this is the team i have first to miss out on playoffs. Now…this is what proves how hard these rankings are to make. With Zeke, Jacobs, this team has a solid 1-2 RB punch. The addition of Amari Cooper makes this teams WR trio pretty solid. Kyler Murray has been a beast and I expect that to continue. TE is on the weaker side I think and there is very little depth. So I have this team here, but boy oh boy could it be looking for another chance at the title.
@awmelman Daddy Melton
This team looks like it’s rebuilding. The past few trades they’ve made have indicated that. And well, this roster looks eerily familiar to when I started my “Rebuild” so man watch out for the freaking future with this team. With okay QBs and zero RB depth, this team will need to rely on it’s studs to compete this year. Luckily, they have a couple of those in Jefferson and Gibson. Godwin can certainly come back into that status too. A solid young TE in hockenson helps too, but just the lack of RB depth and the way this team is transitioning has me keeping expectations for this season lower. But expectations for the future are sky high.
@gbhart Garrett Heartthrob
I completely intended on putting this team high. With RBs like Saquon, JT, and mixon, I completely intended on putting this team high. Then I looked at the WRs…and dropped it down a bit. I probably dropped this team down too much, to be honest. Because those three RBs could carry this team. Stafford in LA could help with top QB numbers. TE is interesting with NE having a couple so if Henry is the one to own, that helps this team a lot I think. But one injury at RB away from a tough season has this team at 9 for me. Lots to build on and this team has stocked up on picks, so expect them to bounce back in the coming seasons.
@PaulDawg Daddy Wild Card
It pains me to put this team here, it really does. I know he’ll take issue and call me a hater and let it fuel his season. And I love that. His unshattered optimism and faith in his players, his love to find gold in the waivers, his love of the game. I love all of that. I also love Waller the baller. Diggs, lockett, and Golladay are a high potential wildcard WR trio too. It’s just that…well…injuries have wrecked this team. They’re forced to start a current back up RB and their starter is RoJo. QB is a weak spot too. It’s just too many holes to fill for me to have this team higher. But I will be the first to say: I hope I’m wrong. Prove the haters wrong Paul. Prove me wrong.