Brett Favre: Analyzing the Veteran's Return To Fantasy Football

Ken KellyContributor IIIAugust 17, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to pass against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

In the most predictable move of an unpredictable offseason, Brett Favre is reportedly on a plane headed to Minnesota.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports is reporting that Favre has told a contingent of Minnesota players including Jared Allen, Steve Hutchinson, and Ryan Longwell that he’s “back in.”

Brett Favre’s personal Web site has also stated that an announcement is coming soon.

Today marks the one year anniversary of Favre originally signing with the Vikings, so maybe we should have known all along that something would happen this week.

There has been no official word from the Vikings, but the writing is on the wall.

This move will have a ripple effect on the following players in dynasty leagues and fantasy football in general:


Brett Favre, QB

Owners of Favre shouldn’t expect the 4,202 yards, and 33 touchdowns from last season. It was an unbelievable season, but not one that should be counted on from a 40-year-old quarterback.

We all know he can play, though. He should have a great chance to be a top 10 quarterback in 2010. His surrounding cast returns intact and he should have no problem getting right back into shape.

He’s obviously a great player to have as a No. one quarterback, but only if you’re a competing team. If you’re a rebuilding squad, he’s a prime candidate to move in a dynasty league.


Tarvaris Jackson, QB

It looks like we’ll have one more year of clipboard holding for Jackson.

It will be interesting to see his reaction this year. At some point, he’s going to want to play.

Another year of development should be good for him, but we have doubts he’s the true quarterback of the future.


Sage Rosenfels, QB

Rosenfels could be showcased for a trade this preseason. He’ll likely not be thrilled with being the third quarterback at this stage in his career.

Regardless, he’s droppable in dynasty leagues now.


Joe Webb, QB

This actually may be good news for Webb.

He’s struggled in camp and is a really good candidate for the practice squad. It would have likely been too much to expect him to be ready for the active roster this season, even as the third quarterback.

He’s still a worthy stash in deep dynasty leagues.


Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin, WRs

One of the million dollar questions in dynasty circles revolves around just how valuable these two players are without an elite quarterback.

We’re not going to find out this season.

Expect Harvin to report to camp soon. He and Rice will continue to evolve in 2010 and continue to be a tough duo to defend.

Sidney Rice has a great chance to be a top 10 wide receiver this year.


Adrian Peterson, RB

He was dominant before Brett Favre came to town; he was dominant with him as the quarterback; and he’ll be dominant after he leaves as well.

He’ll be just fine this season and very happy with the developments.

Peterson remains a top three player in all fantasy leagues.



Now it feels like football season again.

With Favrewatch 2010 seemingly over, everything is in place for another terrific year of fantasy football.



For the complete set of strategic 2010 dynasty rankings, click below:

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