Fantasy Football Breakdown: The Dangers of Drafting Eli Manning


Published: April 23, 2009


... can not only set a franchise back years, but it can also cause those making the decisions to lose their jobs. Luckily as fantasy owners, our draft day decisions do not hold the same kind of importance. That said however, making a crucial draft day mistake can lead to a long and painful season.

With that in mind, Kyle Smith, a newbie to the Bruno Boys, takes a look at the dangers of drafting Eli Manning of the New York Giants.

There were six games in the 2008 season where Eli Manning actually helped his fantasy owners notch a victory. It could be argued there were less, depending on scoring formats. I’m assuming anyone who reads this has passed the first grade, so you should know that means there were 10 contests in which Manning was a non-factor, or worse, a detriment.

Eli shooting up fantasy draft boards last season after winning the Super Bowl was easier to predict than a Lions game last season, even though...

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