August 28th, 2009

Shawne Merriman

My quarterback would be Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints.  I picked him because he is a great QB and I have followed him throughout his NFL and college career.  He is one of the reasons I started following the San Diego Chargers a long time ago. His fantasy stats have always been very good and he is a very high pick each year.

At the running back position, I chose Maurice Jones-Drew.   Jones-Drew plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He has shared time over the past two years with another player who was traded at the end of the season.  I think he will have a good year since he is the feature back for the first time in his career.

From the Super Bowl runner-up Arizona Cardinals, I picked Larry Fitzgerald at the wide receiver spot.  He had a great season in 2008 and couldn’t be stopped, even in the Super Bowl.  He is still young and will have a better season than last year.

Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys rounds out my offensive selections at tight end.  Witten has been a steady performer over the last 3 seasons, averaging 12 yards per catch and 4 touchdowns per season.  He has also had to play with injuries in 2008.  He is Tony Romo’s favorite target and with Terrell Owens moving to Buffalo, he might even get more touches.

The San Diego Chargers (my team) are a good pick for the defense.  Shawne Merriman will return to help after missing most of last year with a left knee injury.  The Bolts are averaging 20 interceptions over the past three seasons along with 43 sacks per year.  When you add in Darren Sproles on special teams, the Chargers are ready to “shock” some people this year!


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