Rank 'Em: Alice in Chains Fantasy League

Created: August 31, 2009, 11:24 AM

Jerry Cantrell fully expects to dominate. Did he get off to a good start with his draft?

It's football season. Let's rock 'n' roll! Literally!

Jerry Cantrell of the legendary rock band Alice in Chains has stepped forward to create an all-star league of rock heavyweights to go head to head this season in fantasy football. Scott Ian of Anthrax, legendary axeman Zakk Wylde and former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan are just a few of the participants. Follow the league and trash talk all season by clicking over to The Life.

Off the field, the gang will be raising money for a very worthwhile cause. All season, you can bid on one-of-a-kind memorabilia being donated by each performer with the proceeds going to the winner's favorite charity. Stay tuned for details.

Below you will find all nine celebrity members of the Alice in Chains Charity League as well as ESPN Fantasy expert Matthew Berry, who makes it an even 10. Scroll over the photos to see the players they selected, and submit your rankings for which person drafted the best team!

Did Cantrell make a wise pick with Brett Favre? Did Vinnie Paul guarantee a strong season by snagging Larry Fitzgerald? Or did expert Matthew Berry one-up them all? Rank 'em!

Alice in Chains Charity League: Click here for full rosters and league standings

  • Team name TBD

    QBs: Drew Brees, Matt Cassel
    RBs: Steven Jackson, Ronnie Brown
    WRs: Steve Smith, Brandon Marshall
    RB/WR: Derrick Ward
    Defense: Jets

    Aronoff has played drums for a who's who of rock legends including Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more.
  • Team Berry

    QBs: Tom Brady
    RBs: Matt Forte, Jonathan Stewart
    WRs: Roddy White, Marques Colston
    RB/WR: Wes Welker
    Defense: Buccaneers

    Berry is ESPN.com's resident fantasy expert and a five-time award winner from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
  • JC Aroma of Tacoma

    QBs: Donovan McNabb, Brett Favre
    RBs: Maurice Jones-Drew, Clinton Portis
    WRs: Randy Moss, Anquan Boldin
    RB/WR: Darren McFadden
    Defense: Chargers

    Cantrell's legacy with Alice in Chains includes 14 million albums sold, 19 Top 40 singles and six Grammy nominations.
  • Scott Ian Mean Machine

    QBs: Tony Romo, Carson Palmer
    RBs: Michael Turner, Steve Slaton
    WRs: Greg Jennings, Dwayne Bowe
    RB/WR: Ahmad Bradshaw
    Defense: Titans

    When Ian isn't playing guitar for Anthrax, he is schooling amateurs at the poker table.
  • M.I. Evil? Yes I Am

    QBs: Kurt Warner, Ben Roethlisberger
    RBs: LaDainian Tomlinson, Brandon Jacobs
    WRs: T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Roy Williams
    RB/WR: Chris Wells
    Defense: Vikings

    Before playing bass guitar for Alice in Chains, Inez was rocking arenas with Ozzy Osbourne.
  • Team McKagan D

    QBs: Matt Ryan, Trent Edwards
    RBs: Chris Johnson, Kevin Smith
    WRs: Calvin Johnson, Bernard Berrian
    RB/WR: Lance Moore
    Defense: Steelers

    McKagan spent 13 years with Guns N' Roses, so he's ready for anything.
  • The Brickwall

    QBs: Matt Schaub, David Garrard
    RBs: Marion Barber, Darren Sproles
    WRs: Larry Fitzgerald, Braylon Edwards
    RB/WR: Ryan Grant
    Defense: Eagles

    Paul, who formed Pantera with his late brother Dimebag Darell, plays drums the way Ray Lewis hits people. In other words, hard.
  • KWS Domination

    QBs: Peyton and Eli Manning
    RBs: Adrian Peterson, Thomas Jones
    WRs: Reggie Wayne, Hines Ward
    RB/WR: Antonio Bryant
    Defense: Bears

    Shepherd cut his musical teeth by opening for The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, The Eagles and Van Halen.
  • Calabasas Clueless

    QBs: Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler
    RBs: Frank Gore, Joseph Addai
    WRs: Andre Johnson, Terrell Owens
    RB/WR: Reggie Bush
    Defense: Ravens

    Aside from Matthew Berry, Willig is the only non-musician in the league. But don't worry about him. We're sure his 12 years in the NFL with six teams will serve him well in the world of fantasy.
  • Doom Crew Inc.

    QBs: Philip Rivers, Kyle Orton
    RBs: DeAngelo Williams, Brian Westbrook
    WRs: Chad Ochocinco, Lee Evans
    RB/WR: Pierre Thomas
    Defense: Giants

    Wylde landed the job of lead guitarist and co-writer for Ozzy Osbourne at the age of 19.