I drafted Peyton Manning and the Dalton last year as my QB platoon. There were questions last year as to whether Manning would return to form...
Not sure if that's supposed to imply expertise or what. A lot more people expected Peyton Manning to return to form than not.
And Dalton, he finished a low end QB1. The problem with Dalton is the conservative offense under Jay Gruden, and his low completion percentage (read: inaccuracy) above 20 yards. Also, the Bengals schedule looks reeaaaally crappy passing-wise. Bears, Packers, Pats, Jets, Phins, Vikings. In an INT penalty-heavy league I'm not liking that at all.
IMO, underrated right now is the Cardinals and the Chargers.Cardinals
: NFC West plays the AFC South and NFC South. Some of the worst pass defenses in the league last year. Cards will be facing the Colts, Jags, Titans, Bucs (normally bad, but Cards play them early in the season), Aints, Panthers, and ATL (#28 pass defense). And then there's this dude named Bruce Arians. This is going to be a different offense than the dink-and-dunk WCO crap that Weisenhunt pulled on Fitzgerald. TEs will be used for blocking, OLine issues will disappear.Chargers
: The Chargers will probably have a bad enough defense that Phillip Rivers will be passing all day long. I'd look for him to eclipse 4000 yards, and their offense is good enough to put that up. They have DX, and don't forget the budding star Vincent Brown will be back in play. I think people undervalue him.Dark horses
go to the Rams and Browns
, because in theory they have all the pieces to be great (fantastic OLines, good receivers [but brand new and inexperienced], good-in-theory-but-unproven QBs, and good offensive systems), but I don't know if it will all gel together to get something fantasy worthy this year.