Well, its that time of the year where I start putting together my personal ffl rankings and comparing them to the numerous others and the many mock drafts that are out there...

The problem I have with what I'm seeing is where they've got our Vikings Defense ranked.
I'm seeing it in the high teens and low twenties...but, according to last years results, we came in with the fifth most fantasy points:

All Defense/STs 2006 NFL Standard Stats
Player Int STY SACK TK DFR FF DTD PA PaNetA RuYdA TYdA FPTS
Bears, 23 1 38 870 21 30 9 255 3129 1595 4724 227.0
Ravens, 28 2 60 798 12 18 6 201 3012 1213 4225 213.0
Titans, 17 2 26 887 11 13 8 400 3593 2322 5915 173.0
Packers, 23 0 46 812 10 18 5 366 3309 1825 5134 163.0
Vikings, 21 0 30 774 15 17 6 327 3816 982 4798 159.0

Personally, I don't see the drop off coming for our D!
Sure, we lost Tomlin, but I don't think our team will forget his fiery ways, and I think we've got a good replacement!
We lost Napolean, but got Greenway back, and then there is Smoot.
Good Riddance.

Two of the top five were free agents (Titans & Pack)!!
Just goes to show how much we don't know about D/ST before the season starts...HAR!
And, notice there are 3 NFC NORSE teams in the top five...?
Probably, at least partially, due to the fact that our offenses all kind of suck...But, it does make the future of the Black and Blue division look good to me!