Question of the Week: Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees?
Pretty excited about the debut of this, the newest weekly feature on The Hazean, called the Question of the Week.
The Hazean has partnered with social sports networking site Fandemic to bring fantasy owners one thought-provoking question every week of the season, starting today.
First, a word about the partnership. Fandemic is a social networking site where sports fans can create accounts, vote on questions and comment on those questions posted by other Fandemic users. In return, said fans can have their own agonizing fantasy questions answered.
To me, this is a perfect fantasy football website. Fantasy owners always are looking for advice and who better than the fantasy public to help a brother out. If nothing else, Fandemic at least is another outlet of information for fantasy owners.
Just another weapon in the fantasy arsenal.
Until the start of the regular season, we are going to tackle a few fantasy draft related questions (starting with today's). During the regular season, The Hazean will feature a prominent start/sit question on the Fandemic website in our weekly Start & Sit column.
So head over to Fandemic and create your account today. Feel free to vote and comment over there, and also leave your comments/questions here at The Hazean as well.
Introductions are over, time to tackle the subject at hand: Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers as the No. 1 fantasy quarterback this season?
Here is the format: Each player will have a three-point case. After considering the cases for each, I will conclude with a verdict. Pretty simple.
Disagree with my conclusions? I would love to hear your side of the story in the comments.
The case for Aaron Rodgers
First, he scored 40+ more fantasy points in standard leagues than Brees last year. Second, he returns the same weapons (Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, JerMichael Finley, et al) and continues to be a threat on the ground. And third, he has the sixth most favorable schedule of all fantasy quarterbacks in the NFL.
The case for Drew Brees
First, he is coming off a Super Bowl win in which he took home the MVP award.
Second, while the yardage numbers were down last year, he still turned in a fantastic touchdown-to-interception ratio (34:11). And third, he gets to play 10 of his games indoors (counting Arizona) this year; The turf obviously plays to his strength and the strength of his four-man receiving unit (Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Robert Meachem and Devery Henderson).
Barring injury—which cannot be predicted, unless you believe in the Madden curse—it would be hard to go wrong with either of these players. Both have fantastic weapons. Rodgers has a great schedule and Brees gets to play most of his games inside. The only significant difference in either of their games is that Rodgers is able to make things happen with his feet, whereas Brees rarely will make a play on the ground.
If you want to vote for either Rodgers or Brees, head over to the Fandemic website.
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