How The Preseason All-Bay Area Fantasy Football Team Looks Now

Both Bay Area NFL teams have winning records, but which Raiders and 49ers are leading the way in fantasy football so far?

Editor's Note: A delay in posting means this comes after Darren McFadden's foot injury. He is expected to return for week nine following Oakland's bye.

Right before the season started, I wrote a post about the fantasy team I'd draft if I could only draft Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers. After the first six weeks of the regular season, how does that team look now? Sure, I could wait to do this until the end of the season, but by that time everyone's tired of fantasy football except for the few who won their league championship. 

Here's how I would have drafted and how they've performed so far. Stats are from a league that uses standard scoring (1 point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving, 1 point for every 25 yards passing, etc.).

1. Darren McFadden -- RB, OAK

614 Rush Yds, 154 Rec Yds, 5 TD, 1 Fumble Lost -- 17.4 Fantasy Points Per Game

Overall Ranking: 9 (No. 3 RB)

2. Frank Gore -- RB, SF

541 Rush Yds, 71 Rec Yds, 4 TD, 2 Fumbles Lost -- 13.5 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: 23 (No. 11 RB)

3. Vernon Davis -- TE, SF

271 Rec Yds, (-5) Rush Yds, 3 TD -- 7.4 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: 71 (No. 9 TE)

4. Braylon Edwards -- WR, SF

48 Rec Yds -- 2.4 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: N/A (No. 121 WR)

5. Jacoby Ford -- WR, OAK

114 Rec Yds, 31 Rush Yds, 1 TD, 1 Fumble Lost -- 4.2 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: N/A

6. Jason Campbell -- QB, OAK

1,170 Pass Yds, 6 Pass TD, 4 INT, 60 Rush Yds, 2 Rush TD, 1 Fumble Lost -- 13.8 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: 59 (No. 19 QB)

7. Michael Bush -- RB, OAK

237 Rush Yds, 2 TD, 111 Rec Yds -- 7.0 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: 121 (No. 30 RB)

8. Michael Crabtree -- WR, SF

209 Rec Yds -- 4.2 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: 233 (No. 79 WR)

9. Louis Murphy -- WR, OAK

1 game, no stats

Ranking: N/A 

10. Kevin Boss -- TE, OAK

160 Rec Yds, 1 TD -- 7.0 Fantasy PPG (3 games)

Ranking: 190 (No. 29 TE)

11. Kendall Hunter -- RB, SF

166 Rush Yds, 1 TD, 74 Rec Yds -- 5.0 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: 191 (No. 37 RB)

12. Alex Smith -- QB, SF

1,090 Pass Yds, 8 Pass TD, 2 INT, 47 Rush Yds, 1 Rush TD -- 13.4 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: 68 (No. 20 QB)

13. Darrius Heyward-Bey -- WR, OAK

434 Rec Yds, 1 TD -- 8.1 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: 116 (No. 38 WR)

14. San Francisco 49ers - DEF

95 Pts Allowed, 17 Sacks, 1 Safety, 8 INT, 6 Fum Rec, 1 Def TD, 2 Ret TD -- 13.5 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: 61 (No. 3 Defense)

15. Sebastian Janikowski -- K, OAK

12 FG (5 over 50 Yds), 16 PAT -- 10.8 Fantasy PPG

Ranking: 115 (No. 5 Kicker)

Here's how the team I picked looked:

Your SBNBA Forty-Raiders

QB: Campbell
RB: McFadden
RB: Gore
WR: Edwards
WR: Ford
TE: Davis
WR/RB: Bush
K: Janikowski
D: Niners
Bench: Crabtree (WR)
Bench: Murphy (WR)
Bench: Boss (TE)
Bench: Hunter (RB)
Bench: Smith (QB)
Bench: Heyward-Bey (WR)

Here's how that team should look now, based on how the 49ers and Raiders have done this season.

QB: Smith
RB: McFadden
RB: Gore
WR: Denarius Moore (212 Rec Yds, 45 Rush Yds, 3 TD -- 8.7 Fantasy PPG)
WR: Heyward-Bey
TE: Davis
WR/RB: Bush
K: Janikowski
D: Niners
Bench: Hunter (RB)
Bench: Ted Ginn (WR -- 45 Rush Yds, 62 Rec Yds, 2 Ret TD -- 3.8 Fantasy PPG)
Bench: Boss (TE)
Bench: Crabtree (WR)
Bench: Carson Palmer (QB)
Bench: Ford (WR)

-- Palmer could change everything depending on how he starts off with the Raiders. 

-- Same goes for the returns of Edwards and Murphy. 

-- Janikowski's had a great year, but he only has two more fantasy points than David Akers

-- Delanie Walker actually has more fantasy points (29.4) than any tight ends or wide receivers on either team besides Davis, Moore and Heyward-Bey. He isn't the threat Davis is, but he's been picking up touchdowns.

-- Josh Morgan (5.6 Fantasy PPG) was having a pretty nice season before breaking his ankle and going on IR. 

-- Besides running backs, kickers and defenses, it's probably a good idea to steer clear of Bay Area players when assembling your fantasy teams.

Bay Area Sports Week in Review is an SB Nation Bay Area feature written by Bay Area Sports Guy. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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