EFLI Fantasy Football?!? QBs



Looks like there are already some EFLI Fantasy Football leagues starting up: here (above) and here. Which players can put up those standout individual stats? The box score for the first two games have been posted (here and here). With this, and other knowledge, I have created a preliminary EFLI Player Power Rankings to help you with your EFLI Fantasy Football draft. Today, I’ll start with the quarterbacks:

#1: Dinesh Kumar (PUN) – The Michael Vick of the EFLI: dual-threat, and he even wears number #7. Expect good passing and rushing yardage, as well as multiple rushing TDs from him.

#2: Mayank “Brady” Sharma (DEL) – His nickname is “Brady” for a reason: he models his game after Tom Brady’s. With weapons like Anant “Fabio” Verma and Amit “Happy” Lochab in his arsenal, expect some monster passing numbers from him.

#3: Jitendra Shetty (BAN) – He’s the starting QB of the high-powered Bangalore Warhawks offense. He’s throwing to one of the best wide receivers in the league in Navaneeth “Chamber” Shanta, as well as some other pretty good wide receivers in Cinto Chako and Sandeep Kumar. Oh yeah, don’t forget he can also throw to a guy named Roshan Lobo.

#4: Kanishka Konara (KAN) – He’s the starting QB for the fan favorite Kandy Skykings. Hopefully he can live up to his team name and indeed be the king of the sky.

#5: Jahangir Nawaz (PAK) – He’s got some pretty good wide receivers to throw to, including 6’4″ Shenal Dias and Waqar Javaid.

#6: Ashutosh Rathod (MUM) – When you have arguably the best offensive lineman in Preetesh Balyaya guarding you, you’ll have more time to make a great pass. He’s also got the Calvin Johnson of the EFLI to throw to, 6’4″ 245 lbs Nitin “Megatron” Deshmukh, as well as 6’6″ Rahul “Sticks” Kelaskar. (EDIT: Moved up to #6)

#7: Ronit Banda (KOL) – He’s the starting QB for the underachieving Kolkata Vipers, but this kid’s got some skill. A Google search, assuming it’s the same person, shows he played wide receiver for his high school football team in the United States. Expect some decent passing and rushing yardage from him. (EDIT: Moved up to #7)

#8: Zulker Hamid (COL) – The Colombo Lions are a powerhouse of a team. From what I’ve gathered, Zulker Hamid is the starting QB of a well-balanced offense. (EDIT: Changed from Sandun Bandara, dropped down to #8)

#9: Gurwant Singh (BAN) – He’s backing up Jitendra Shetty, but his first game shows he’s got talent. Pretty nice when your team has a backup QB that outperforms other starting QBs in the league.

#10: Avtar “Manni” Singh (DEL) – Perhaps his nickname is “Manni” because he puts the ball right on the “money”. He’s backing up “Brady”, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t play. Expect him to see some decent playing time and put up some good numbers with it.

Click on the above pictures for a better look at the EFLI fantasy football league that EFLI fan @JBPULSE started. Very impressive!


EFLI.com official website revamp

The official website of the Elite Football League of India has undergone a complete revamp: it now contains videos of all the EFLI commercials that been been airing on Ten Sports, new video profiles for two more teams (Mumbai Gladiators and Pune Marathas), complete rosters of all the teams, as well as sections for standings and stats, which presumably will be updated as the games are aired on Ten Sports. Check out the awesome new look of the official website. You will also find some links below of some of the new content.


New team video profiles:

Mumbai Gladiators – EFLI Team Profile from Evan Rosenfeld on Vimeo:

Pune Marathas – EFLI Team Profile from Evan Rosenfeld on Vimeo:


EFLI Commercials:

India vs. Pakistan… The Ultimate Rivalry


Dreams Begin Here: The EFLI Opening

Football vs. Football… It’s not your Daddy’s Game

The EFLI Spirit

Kids Can Dream

Helmets… Football is Coming

Get into the action the EFLI on Ten Sports

Let Me Hear You Scream

Crazy for the Football



Team Rosters:

Bangalore Warhawks

Colombo Lions

Delhi Defenders

Kandy Skykings

Kolkata Vipers

Mumbai Gladiators

Pakistan Wolfpak

Pune Marathas


TV Schedule, Team Profiles, and Commercials

There have been some great email updates from the EFLI recently. First, the TV schedules have been posted and the games will start airing on both Ten Sports and Ten Action on September 22:

The games are tape delays of the Sri Lanka season which ran from July 25 to August 25. They have been edited down to one hour each, cutting out most of the down time, similar to the Pune vs. Mumbai scrimmage from March 29.

Fifteen minute team/player profiles produced by Evan Rosenfeld and Jenna Moshell will also start airing on September 15. Speaking of these profiles, the ones for the Bangalore Warhawks and Pakistan Wolfpak have been posted:

Bangalore Warhawks – EFLI Team Profile from Evan Rosenfeld on Vimeo:

Pakistan Wolfpak – EFLI Team Profile from evan rosenfeld on Vimeo.

Finally, EFLI commercials have been airing since Friday on Ten Sports, Ten Action, and Ten Cricket. Here’s one of the new ones by Chris Crutchfield which features some players from the Delhi Defenders as well as some aspiring American football players:

In case you missed them, here are the commercials which have already been posted:

The EFLI Spirit:

EFLI Opener:

The Calm Before The Storm: