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250 pages of full color to help you win your fantasy football league.

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    Welcome to our 2009 Edition of the Footballguys Strategy Guide. We are completely stoked about this new CD format but Id be lying if I said I wasnt at least a little conflicted. On one hand, were bummed to be leaving the print media for the magazine where weve been recognized as one of the best fantasy magazines in the country. But with rising printing costs, mailing costs, and a decline in print advertising, we felt the need to change course here. And like everything we do at Footballguys, when we change gears, we go full throttle. Instead of creating a print magazine, we have opted to produce this CD that will include not only the magazine, but a ton of additional extras like our popular Draft Dominator Application. And to show the world we are serious about the fantasy football business, we will be distributing more than 150,000 of these into the marketplace. Well have Footballguys Street Teams helping us distribute these across the land spreading the word about all that is Footballguys.

    So instead of seeing this as the end of our print magazine, were looking at it as the beginning of our logical next step as we better serve our customers. Instead of using tons of paper to print these magazines, were able to have the magazine on this CD in full color, along with a bunch of other cool features, and offer it for $3 which is less than half of what most fantasy magazines cost. So thank you very much for giving us a shot here. Like everything we do, well give you our very best shot.

    As I thought about the introduction, I kept thinking about icebergs. Yeah icebergs. My 4th grade son tells me that 90 percent of an iceberg is below the surface. What you can see on top is actually a very small part of whats there. Thats an image thats been on my mind the last few months as weve been faced with the task of taking 50,000+ pages of Footballguys.com online content we produce and squeeze it into a magazine. What we get to show you in this magazine is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg of all we do. Its been a challenge to condense tens of thousands of pages into just a couple hundred, but I feel pretty good about what weve got for you here.

    In addition to giving you tons of great information for your draft, its our goal for the magazine to give you a taste of what we do with the website. For instance, we have a few Player Spotlights and Face-offs in the magazine. On the website, well have more than 200 of these. In the magazine, each player will have four or five sentences written about him. On the website, every player has entire sections and tabs of content (career stats, game logs, news, overview, outlook, game summaries, etc) devoted to them. Our website has more free information than many premium sites have paid content. Our message board had more than 2 million posts last season. In other words, its a pretty big iceberg.

    I dont say these things to brag. I say them to give you a picture of what kind of asset Footballguys can be as you set out to dominate your league. Let our staff of 60+ football fanatics spend a thousand hours a week creating the content and tools you need to win so you have a life spending time with your family or maybe even getting some work done.

    Regular Footballguys readers know I like to get to the bottom line. So here goes. The owners of this company have been involved with Fantasy Football more than 19 years. We know what fantasy owners want and we know what it takes to win. We run our business in a professional manner whether its the website or this magazine. Plus, you can take us with you to the office as our message board keeps a PG-rated standard for language and content. But most importantly, we give our customers the tools and information to DOMINATE THEIR LEAGUE. Fantasy owners that subscribe to Footballguys are outrageously successful. And with that said, its our sincere hope that 2009 is your best fantasy football season yet. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of it.

    Joe BryantOwner www.footballguys.com

    EDITORS-IN-CHIEF:JOE BRYANT

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    CECIL LAMMEYMARC LEVINBOB MAGAW

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    F+W MEDIA, INC.Chairman & CEO: David Nussbaum

    Senior VP, Manufacturing & Production: Phil GrahamExecutive V.P., Interactive Media: John LernerDirector, Information Technology: Mike Kuehn

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    Group Publisher: Jeff PozorskiConference Director: Sara DumfordCirculation Director: Deb Westmaas

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    EDITORS NOTE

    Theres More Where This Came From...

    by Joe Bryantpresents

    2009 Fantasy Football Strategy Guide

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    CONTENTSOdds and Ends2 Editors NoteOpening Words from Our Owner

    4 NFL Depth ChartsA Quick Look at All 32 Teams

    32 NFL Team-by-Team SchedulesEach Teams 2009 Schedule

    34 NFL Week-by-Week SchedulesA Weekly Look at the 2009 Schedule

    237 Target StatsDigging Beyond the Box Scores

    248 Random ShotsA Different Kind of View of the NFL

    250 Parting ShotsOur Owner Closes the Magazine

    Cheatsheets, Rankings and Projections36 Offensive Line PreviewA Quick Rundown of the Trenches

    42 Expert RankingsConsensus Staff Lists at Every Position

    56 CheatsheetsPerformance, PPR, Basic, Auction, Dynasty, & IDP Lists

    62 Top 220 PlayersComplete With ADP & Comments on Top 100

    66 ProjectionsForecasts for the Entire 2009 Season

    Strategy8 Navigating InjuriesAn In-depth Examination of Injuries76 Principles of Value Based DraftingAnother Look at the Foundation of Footballguys

    80 Value PlaysOur Staff Consensus List of Players to Target

    85 Overvalued PlayersOur Staff Consensus List of Players to Avoid

    167 Defensive Team by CommitteeAdvanced Strategy for Selecting Defenses

    234 From the GutTaking a Break from the Numbers

    238 The Perfect DraftHow to Dominate on Draft Day

    244 Mock DraftStrategy Thoughts from 12 Staffers

    News11 Injury RecapThe Injuries to Know About14 Coaching ChangesAn Examination of the New Coaches

    20 Offseason Player MovementA Summary of Free Agent Moves

    26 Preseason Watch ListHot Topics to Follow This Preseason

    Player and Team Pages90 Rookie ReviewsA Quick Look at the New Talent

    96 QuarterbacksDrew Brees Leads the Huddle

    108 Running BacksAdrian Peterson Rushes to the Top

    122 Wide ReceiversLarry Fitzgerald Receives the Honor

    138 Tight EndsJason Witten Gets the Nod

    145 KickersStephen Gostkowski by a Toe

    152 Individual Defensive PlayersA Comprehensive Look at Each Team IDPs

    170 Team ReportsA Two-page Look at Each NFL Team

    Spotlights and Face-offs99 Jay Cutler SpotlightHow Will He Perform in Chicago?

    103 Matt Cassel Face-offAnother QB in a New City

    111 Matt Forte Face-offCan the Second-year Back Succeed Again?

    115 DeAngelo Williams SpotlightHe Was Enormous in 2008

    128 Chad Ochocinco Face-offDifferent Name, Same Game?

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    A t Footballguys.com we take fantasy football seriously. Our depth charts are updated on a daily basis during the regular season and throughout most of the offsea-son as well. The depth charts presented here represent an abbrevi-

    ated format of our full depth charts that appear on the web site. Please visit www.footballguys.com to view the full version of our NFL depth charts, including individual defensive players (IDPs) and a more complete listing of backups at each position.

    NFL Depth Chartsby Bob Henry

    Baltimore RAVENSQB: Joe Flacco, Troy Smith, John Beck, Drew WillyRB: Willis McGahee, Ray Rice (3RB), Cedric Peerman, Jalen Parmele FB: LeRon McClain, Jason CookWR: Derrick Mason, Mark Clayton, Marcus Smith, Deme-trius Williams, Yamon Figurs (PR), Marcus Maxwell, Eron RileyTE: Todd Heap, L.J. Smith, Davon Drew, Quinn SypniewskiK: Steve Hauschka, Graham Gano

    Buffalo BILLSQB: Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Gibran Hamdan, Matt BakerRB: Marshawn Lynch (susp), Fred Jackson, Dominic Rhodes, Xavier Omon, Bruce HallFB: Corey McIntyreWR: Terrell Owens, Lee Evans, Josh Reed, Roscoe Parrish (PR), James Hardy, Steve JohnsonTE: Derek Schouman, Shawn Nelson, Derek Fine, Jonathan Stupar, Travis McCallK: Rian Lindell

    Cincinnati BENGALSQB: Carson Palmer, J.T. OSullivan, Jordan Palmer, Billy FarrisRB: Cedric Benson, Brian Leonard (3RB/FB), Bernard Scott (3RB), Kenny Watson, DeDe Dorsey, Marlon LuckyFB: Daniel Coats (TE), Jeremi Johnson, Fui VakapunaWR: Chad Ochocinco, Laveranues Coles, Chris Henry, Jerome Simpson, Andre Caldwell, Antonio Chatman, Quan CosbyTE: Reggie Kelly, Ben Utecht, Chase CoffmanK: Shayne Graham