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Brett Favre's career has been a highlight reel of high-risk, high-reward moments. While he is the all-time leader in passing yards and touchdown passes, he's also the career leader in interceptions. That's just his way.

Fantasy owners routinely take similar risks when drafting Favre, and that's especially true this season.

Two years ago he threw for 4,155 yards and 28 touchdowns, which makes him a high second-tier fantasy starter. But last year he had 3,472 yards and 22 touchdowns with a league-high 22 interceptions.

The question then is which Favre will emerge with the Vikings. The fantasy world isn't sure either. has him ranked 15th, just ahead of Matt Hasselbeck and Eli Manning. That's Favre's highest ranking among the half dozen fantasy sites Fantasy Check visited.

On the other end of the spectrum, ranks Favre 28th, with this disclaimer: "Favre could surprise with another resurgence. We didn't see 2007 coming, either. But you can't pay for that possibility because the odds against it happening are great."

Fantasy Football Today has Favre at No. 24 and projects him for 3,002 yards, 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions, adding, "Minnesota will remain a run-first team so Favre remains a fantasy backup but his arrival does boost the value of Bernard Berrian and Sidney Rice."

Brian Murphy of Fantasy Football Toolbox writes: "If I was drafting right now, I wouldn't put Favre in the first few tiers of QBs. I think he's definitely better than an Eli Manning or Matt Hasselbeck, but not a Matt Ryan or Tony Romo. I think Favre is on par with Ben Roethlisberger right now so he should be going around the eighth round of 12-team drafts, in my opinion."

Murphy continues: "The value of Tavaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels is now non-existent."

Now that's something about which all the fantasy experts agree.

By Gene Wang  |  August 19, 2009; 3:11 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Why do I have the feeling if I looked back on your blog here, I'd find you pleading for poor ole Mike Vick to get a "second chance"? It baffles me. Sickens me. I wonder if you understand that the mentality that would drive a man to ENJOY torturing and slaughtering innocent animals isn't that different from the mentality of a serial killer. Jeffrey Dahmer started out by torturing animals too.

But Favre, the NFL's poster boy for sportsmanship, just needs to "go away." Well, Gee, why haven't y'all been RABIDLY been demanding T.O. "go away" and stop being such a prima donna? Or all those other players with egos the size of the Grand Canyon? No, it's just Favre. When GB treated him like crap and pushed him to retire, everyone said "It a business," but when Favre wants to play, he's a traitor. Y'all just don't actually appear to have any real standards of fairness or decency ... just BS.

I'm real sick of the sports media, and I don't think y'all have a clue how popular Favre is. Remember how many NY jerseys he sold?

Anyway, I've been pretty disgusted with the Packers since they treated the man who pulled them out of the ditch they'd been laying in for 30 years, like he was standing in their way. They wanted to be rid of him, but didn't want him to play for ANYONE else. This, the year after he was arguably the No. 2 rated QB in the NFL, behind Tom Brady, who didn't even play last year.

Frankly, I just can't root for foam cheese and a color scheme, when I've lost respect for the team's management. Murphy with his dirty bags of bribe money, and Thompson with all of his half-truths and outright lies. I hope someday soon, Murphy and Thompson are fired. I mean, the team sucks due to their fine judgement. I have nothing against Rodgers, but he's just no Favre, and I think he gets hurt too much, but we shall see.

I can't see myself wearing any Vikings jerseys though. That's a bridge to far for me, but I will be rooting for Favre! He's one in a million, and I'm be thrilled and privileged to watch him play another year.

Posted by: TeriB | August 19, 2009 5:29 PM

To Terib: Great, Great post.
You are exactly correct. Green Bay's TT and MM treated Brett terribly beyond belief with all the mind games they played on him. Packer fans have been either brainwashed by all the Packer management controlled media local reporting or suffer from a severe case of Alzheimer's. For sixteen years, GB fans didn't have to worry about who their quarterback was going to be when I am sure he could have gone on to more lucrative-paying teams. He loved GB and the fans. Thompson wanted to build his own legacy sans Favre. I would like to hear Holgrem and Mariucci come forward and speak up for Brett like Tony Dungy is doing for Vick.

Posted by: arbutuslake | August 19, 2009 6:22 PM


Posted by: Paul | August 19, 2009 7:25 PM

Don't you think, Arbutuslakes, that there may be a very good reason WHY Holmgren and Mariucci have kept their piece? Just might be because they KNOW Brett, Hence they know what an impossible Diva he is, Don't forget, Holmgren left him behind in Green Bay,

Posted by: Vanessa | August 19, 2009 9:05 PM

Hi, Vanessa,

Mariucci has in fact spoken out earlier very favorably about Brett. Just not recently as I would like to see him do.

Regarding Holgrem not taking Brett, (1)Brett had never wanted to play anywhere else but Green Bay, (2) Brett in fact worked with management regarding his salary in order to afford management the ability to work within salary caps (3) Holgrem took with him anyone he could and anyone who would; Brett was under contract and couldn't go and wouldn't go anyway.

Posted by: arbutuslake | August 20, 2009 10:00 AM

I would put Favre towards the middle of the pack. I usually take a QB in the middle rounds but this year I am following this strategy.

Posted by: Mike | August 20, 2009 11:31 AM

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