Summer's over and that can mean only one thing: football. And football season means fantasy football. While most fantasy football leagues draft players from the NFL, we've upped the stakes by drafting our team from football movies.

When drafting a fantasy football team of fictional football players from the movies, there's a lot more to consider than you would think. Obviously, you'll want to pick the most talented fake athletes who will give you the best chance to win fabricated games. But you'll also want to choose the correct never-existed jocks who will help form truly meaningful imaginary relationships in the imaginary locker room to keep your imaginary team together during the imaginary season. Also, it doesn't hurt if they're in good movies.

Here are our picks for a starting lineup for our fictional fantasy football team.

Summer's over and that can mean only one thing: football. And football season means fantasy football. While most fantasy football leagues draft players from the NFL, we've upped the stakes by drafting our team from football movies.

When drafting a fantasy football team of fictional football players from the movies, there's a lot more to consider than you would think. Obviously, you'll want to pick the most talented fake athletes who will give you the best chance to win fabricated games. But you'll also want to choose the correct never-existed jocks who will help form truly meaningful imaginary relationships in the imaginary locker room to keep your imaginary team together during the imaginary season. Also, it doesn't hurt if they're in good movies.

Here are our picks for a starting lineup for our fictional fantasy football team.

Quarterback: Jamie Foxx as "Steamin" Willie Beamen
" Any Given Sunday" (1999)
In one season, Willie Beamen goes from being the third-string quarterback for the Miami Sharks to their starting quarterback and the most talked about player in the league. "Steamin" is a brash, young, diamond in the rough, playmaking quarterback who is just as ready to take off running with the ball as he is ready to throw a bomb touchdown pass. Willie has a penchant for throwing up during games, but hey, whatever works, because he's a proven winner. And the man comes with his own theme song!

Wide Receiver: Nick Nolte as Phil Elliott
'North Dallas Forty' (1979)
Every team needs a grizzled veteran, it just happens that this vet also knows how to booze and womanize with the best of them. In the classic 'North Dallas Forty,' Nolte plays Phil Elliott, an aging wide receiver and reckless party man. He may be a little long in the tooth, but Elliott still shows up on Sundays giving the best performance his painkiller addicted body can give. He's seen it all and done it all, and all that experience counts for something. Also, he's a natural leader with that glorious mustache.

Wide Receiver: Cuba Gooding Jr. as Rod Tidwell
'Jerry Maguire' (1996)
First thing first, all due respects to Cuba Gooding Jr. since he got ripped to play not-real wide receiver Rod Tidwell for the completely real Arizona Cardinals. Tidwell is an ultra-serious family man and an above average player who's grossly underpaid. More than anything, Tidwell is loyal. He sticks by super agent Jerry Maguire and he sticks by his team -- even though they aren't "showing him the money". And besides catching touchdown passes, he provides free marriage advice.

Running Back: Omar Epps as Darnell Jefferson
'The Program' (1993)
To be on this fantastical football team, you got to want it, and Darnell Jefferson wants it. At the beginning of 'The Program,' Jefferson is a highly rated running back being recruited by the non-existent ESU Timberwolves college football team. As Jefferson starts fall football camp as a freshman, he encounters some trouble from current running back Ray Griffen. By the end of the movie, Jefferson not only takes Griffin's starting position, but he takes his girlfriend -- played by Halle Berry -- as well. That's a hell of a freshman year. And that's the spirit we're looking for on this fake football team!

Running Back: Nelly as Meggett
'The Longest Yard' (2005)
As far as sheer raw talent, no one tops Meggett from 'The Longest Yard' remake. He's fast as lightning, makes ankle-breaking cuts, has a nose for the end zone -- and that's all without shoes on. When protagonist Paul Crewe recruits Meggett for his all-convict football team, Meggett puts on a few highlight reel runs -- barefoot on a rocky dirt field. Just putting this guy in shoes and on turf would be like injecting him with an HGH/steroid/Red Bull cocktail, but it would be legal.

Tight End: David Denman as Brian Murphy
'The Replacements' (2000)
It's slim pickings for make-believe tight ends in movies; nonetheless, Brian Murphy is an excellent choice. Murphy is big, strong, has sure hands, doesn't make mistakes and the ladies love him. There's only one thing that has held Murphy back from playing professional football (outside of him being a figment of Hollywood's imagination): he's deaf. There's an upside for having a deaf tight end: no false start penalties. The crowd can get as loud as it wants and it won't affect Murphy with the snap count. There's always a silver lining.

Defense: Mean Machine
'The Longest Yard' (1974)
Your team's defense has got to be mean. Real mean. And, what could possibly be meaner than 11 convicted criminals with no chance of parole? In the original 'The Longest Yard,' Burt Reynolds forms a football dream team of the incarcerated to take on the Warden's team of prison guards. While Reynolds ran the offense, he put the defense in the trusty hands of the monstrous Samson, played by Richard Kiel. Having a 7-foot-tall giant linebacker who also battled James Bond as Jaws has got to scare the living hell out of any opposing quarterback.

Defensive Player: Adam Sandler as Bobby Boucher
'The Waterboy' (1998)
Not all fantasy leagues draft a defensive player, but this one does. Easily the best fictional linebacker since Becky "Icebox" O'Shea (who played the second half of her final game in a skirt) of the 'Little Giants' is Bobby Boucher. Besides being a momma's boy and wetting his bed off the field, 'The Waterboy' is pretty much Dick Butkus with a speech impediment. Once coach Klein teaches Boucher how to visualize and attack, he becomes a damn menace on the field. Boucher racks up sacks, blocks field goals, catches interceptions, forces fumbles and is a little crazy -- all the things needed to be a great game-changing middle linebacker.

Kicker: Kathy Ireland as Lucy Draper
'Necessary Roughness' (1991)
In the completely fictitious scenario of a 17-week football season, would you rather have any kicker from movie history or Kathy Ireland? Not only is it supermodel Kathy Ireland, it's the 1991 version of Kathy Ireland -- arguably the best Kathy Ireland -- and she can kick! Ireland plays collegiate soccer star Lucy Draper who is picked (by 'Quantum Leap's' Scott Bakula, of all people) to play for the school's rag-tag football team the Fightin' Armadillos. Just looking at the flawlessly beautiful Ireland face would certainly boost any team's morale. And why not pick Ireland? Kickers aren't that important.
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