In the Rotoprofessor Challenge Fantasy League, the team known as Megatron has jumped out to a fast start, going 2-0 while amassing 280 points in the process. It certainly has been an impressive start, so I thought I’d take a look at his roster and see what we have there:
Quaterbacks: Donovan McNabb, Jay Cutler
These two have been extremely impressive to start off the season, especially Cutler, who has earned the most points of any player in the league at 51. He is one of those guys that people have been expecting to put things together for some time and thus far this season it appears that he is finally making good on that promise. Those who took the flyer on him in your leagues are certainly cashing in thus far. With targets like Brandon Marshall, there really is no reason to expect a let down, either.
Runningbacks: Brian Westbrook, Earnest Graham, Chris Johnson, Thomas Jones, DeAngelo Williams, Ray Rice, Lorenzo Booker
Maybe we went a little overboard with the amount of depth he’s amassed, as those top 4 are more then enough for any team to have. As of right now he’s sitting with Jones on his bench, certainly an envious position. While Graham, Johnson & Jones are not elite options, it hasn’t been needed considering the QB’s and receivers he has.
Wide Receivers: Terrell Owens, Larry Fitzgerald, Marvin Harrison, Donald Driver
He’s four deep, with four guys who have the potential to have solid seasons. Harrison is not a player that I’d want to see starting every week, but as a bench player for the bye week, he’s a nice fit. I’m also not sure that anyone can match that type of 1-2 punch in receivers, especially considering he also has Westbrook leading the way in the backfield.
Tight End: Jeremy Shockey
Not a top option, in my opinion, but a very usable one. He has only 5 points thus far, but better days should be ahead. Unless you have one of the top couple TE, it’s a toss up every week, so there is no reason to panic due to a poor start from any of your TE’s.
Kicker: Jeff Reed
He’s the kicker, most weeks he’s not going to make or break you. Still, two kicks between 40-49 yards this season is something nice to have, just in case.
They’ve struggled so far, but they certainly have a lot of potential to improve. With Indianapolis on the schedule this week, it could be a tough match-up, though. Personally, I like to have a defense in reserve, just in case of a meeting like this one, but I know a lot of people don’t do that.
In total, I have to say that I am impressed with the quality depth he has at RB and WR. He’s definitely well positioned in the case of injury and right now has players who are simply rolling. It will be interesting to see how things play out as the season progresses, but right now he’s sitting and first and has to be considered the early favorite.