NFC Half Season grades

Here are my NFC Half Season grades.

NFC East

Washington Good run gm but not much else. A very soft schedule has given them 5 wins B-

Philadelphia This is not where the Eagles expected to be. 4 losses have put this team in a must win.B-

Dallas Offense is way down this year & Defense has not been good for a long time. D

New York Giants Defense is actually better than the Offense. Coaching staff it the problem. D-

NFC North

Chicago Trubisky is playing better than last yr & the defense is outstanding. B+

Minnesota Keenum is fine but the Offense is down from last yr. So is the defense. B+

Green Bay Rodgers is great but no run gm, OL & do defense. C

Detroit Last place in a very strong division. Have Stafford and little else. C

NFC South

New Orleans Brees is outstanding but run gm that was so good last yr is down. Defense is down well. A-

Carolina Newton is better this season. Run gm is fine but Defense is giving up pass yds. B+

Atlanta Ryan is the O. … Read more at FryingPanSports

NFC Playoff predictions

And you thought your NFL NFC team had a chance to get to the playoffs this year? You are probably wrong. Here are my NFC Playoff predictions.

NO CHANCE
NFC East
NGReally hard to predict this team but they won’t make the playoffs.
WAQB Smith has less to work with than he did in KC.
NFC North
DTAll Stafford has is his arm. No OL, no WRS and a bad D.
CHHeading in the right direction but not sure if they have the right QB
NFC South
CRCam is a question mark but the D is fine. That is not enough to get them into the playoffs
TBJameis Winston starts the season with a 3-game suspension in the worst part of the schedule for TB and the D is not good enough to rescue the O.
NFC West
AZThey find out how much they miss Mathieu and fail to make the playoffs.
Teams that are in the playoffs
PHThe D will keep PH in the race no matter who is QB
MNKirk Cousins has much better targets than in WA. He and the D will get it done.
NOBrees and
Read more at FryingPanSports

NFC West starting position grades

The NFL got started this past weekend and here are my NFC west starting position grades.

Cardinals
QBSam Bradford or Josh Rosen
Bradford is a victim of bad coaching and being put in too soon after an injury. Rosen is green as baby peas. C+
RBDavid Johnson
He is solid IF he can stay healthy. Some decent depth behind him. B
WRLarry Fitzgerald & Christian Kirk
Fitz is older than rock and Kirk is a rookie. Behind them group includes Browns reject Greg Little. C-
TEJermaine Gresham & Ricky Seals-Jones
Solid group here. Both can run and catch. B
OLlt D.J. Humphries lg Mike Iupati c Mason Cole rg Justin Pugh rt Andre Smith
The OL has been rebuilt again. This time it seems better. B
DLle Robert Nkemdiche nt Corey Peters re Olsen Pierre
This group has yet to prove they can play. D
LBsolb Chandler Jones lilb Josh Bynes rilb Deone Bucannon wolb Markus Golden
Jones is all pro and outstanding. Rest are unproven and little to back them up. C-
DBlc Patrick Peterson rc Jamar Taylor fs Antoine Bethea ss Budda Baker
Peterson has lost a step. Any
Read more at FryingPanSports

Top 5 Questions facing NFC West teams

FantasyDraft

Cardinals
AZ had no QBS as 17 ended. Signed Bradford but not much else. Lost players due to cap issues.
5 Can the OL stay healthy this year?
4 How will the WR group do without John Brown & an old Larry Fitzgerald?
3 How will the Dbackfield play without FS Tyrann Mathieu & CB Tramon Williams?
2 When David Johnson went down the run gm died. Can he stay healthy in 18?
1 Will Sam Bradford stay healthy & be the QB AZ needs?
 
Rams
Rams were very busy signing & trading players.
5 Can Nickell Robey-Coleman replace Trumaine Johnson?
4 In 16 LR OL was bad. Signing Whitworth changed that. How many years will LT Andrew Whitworth continue to play?
3 Will the pass rush be hurt by the trade of OLB Robert Quinn.
2 Can Todd Gurley continue to play well or become the bust everyone thought he was after 16?
1 Can Q Jared Goff continue to play well or will he revert back to 2016?
 
Seahawks
The Legion of Boom is now a joke. CB Sherman is gone & SS Kam Chancellor may not play again.
5 Will SE ever focus on getting Wilson some
Read more at FryingPanSports

Top 5 Questions facing the NFC West

AZ 5Can DT Robert Nkemdiche keep his nose clean for a full season?
4Will RB David Johnson have the kind of season he has last year & play a full season?
3Can AZ find a pass rush after losing DT Campbell?
2Can the D backfield recover from the bad season and losing 3 starters?
1Will QB Carson Palmer stay healthy all season?
LA 5Will the Rams extend the contract of DT Aaron Donald
4Will the new coaching staff get the D to play better? It was lousy last year!
3Can LA find a run game with RB Todd Gurley after a bad 16?
2Can LA rebuild an O line that was terrible last year by adding LT Whitworth (35) & C John Sullivan (31)?
1Will QB Jared Goff ever become a quality starter?
SF 5Can RB Carlos Hyde give SF a solid run game?
4Will SF D be better signing Dumerville, ILB Smith, OLB Watson?
3Can SF find an O line that can pass protect? Does that even matter?
2Did SF do enough for the WR group by signing Garcon, Marquise Goodwin & Aldrick Robinson?
1
Read more at FryingPanSports

NFC Win projections from NNR podcast

NFC EASTAFC West     
NFC WestDNAET
DA W6@AT GB433111
WA W5@NO MN22217
NY W8@TB DT422210
PH W10@CR CH22228
  12996 
NFC NorthAFC North     
 NFC SouthDNAET
GB W8@DA SE543113
MN W9@WA LR 422210
DT W7@NG AZ31105
CH W9@PH SF01113
  12874 
NFC SouthAFC East     
 NFC NorthDNAET
AT W5@SE DA433010
CR W11@AZ PH32218
NO W5@LR WA32229
TB W11@SF NG21216
  12894 
NFC WestAFC South     
 NFC EastDNAET
SE W6@GB AT434112
AZ W8@DT TB423211
LR W8@MN NO22206
SF W11@CH CR10001
Read more at FryingPanSports