The defenses will catch up to the offenses
I have read many football analysts expound the first few weeks of the NFL season favor the defenses. They must not play fantasy football. Every season, guys come out of the gate strong who have not made any consistent contribution in their careers (see Reggie Williams last year and Brandon Lloyd, Julius Jones or Matt Jones this year). Teams will dissect enough tape to figure out how to defend whatever it is that is working for these guys and they will fall by the fantasy wayside yet again. Bank on it. Meanwhile all the true fantasy studs, the guys who produce no matter the opponent (think LT and P. Manning), will regain their footing and make their traditional fantasy impact over the course of the season.
Parity is dead
Remember the phrase “any given Sunday”? That used to be a legitimate NFL cliché, but now there are a number of awful teams (Rams, Chiefs, Lions, Bengals, Raiders and Browns) that are essentially becoming guaranteed wins for their opponents. Sure, some of them will put up a good fight, especially when they play at home, but no longer are the days that just any challenged team can rise up and beat a good team. Yes, I know about the Patriots last week but let’s face it, they were due for a let down after 21 straight regular season victories, and the truth is New England has more holes than they care to admit. Unless they find a new quarterback (not a game manager) in a hurry, they will be fortunate to make the playoffs this season.
The NFC has caught up to the AFC
The NFC is 7-3 against the AFC through three weeks. The NFC East alone is 10-2 overall, 3-0 against the AFC. The Eagles pummeled what was a fairly sound