Once again, the NFC West is in transition, with new names filling roster needs on each team. We have seen the rise of a “new sheriff in town” in Sam Bradford. This season, Kevin Kolb should likely challenge, as a former fantasy football offensive juggernaut re-tools. Larry Fitzgerald has been this division’s fantasy mainstay. Yet, explosive Sidney Rice is now a Seahawk, as is Tavaris Jackson, and together, they could form a dynamic duo like Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald of just two seasons ago. Like last season, all of these teams are trying to “get it together” for the regular season. Two teams have new quarterbacks and one a new head coach. Like last season, the division is highly unpredictable. Also, like last season, one of the these teams could advance to the playoffs despite having one of the worst records among all the playoff teams.
Interestingly, compared to others, the teams in this division, for the most part, either outright won games in 2010, or outright lost them. It’s not as if there was a single piece missing which a team could fill in the off-season and completely turn things around and become dominant.
From a fantasy perspective, there are portions of each team’s schedule that are challenging because outside the division, the NFC West is matched up against the NFC East and the AFC North. Whatever team among the Cardinals, the Forty-Niners, the Rams, or the Seahawks can get its offense going, will likely win this division.