August 30, 2012 |
Fantasy football draft strategy can keep you up all night. As you start building your team for Wednesday's NFL opener, let's avoid paralysis by analysis and focus on whom to pick if these common quandaries present themselves. Aaron Rodgers vs. Arian Foster Rodgers and Foster are without question the two best fantasy players out there. The Packers QB put up monster numbers last year (45 passing touchdowns, 4,600 yards). Foster, the uber-talented running back for Houston, had a very impressive 2011 (12 total scores, over 1,800 total yards)
September 4, 2012 |
"Sure," I said. "Sounds like fun. " This was my answer when a friend asked me to join his new fantasy football league for insane people. I don't know a better explanation for a voluntary role-playing game in which 12 dudes agree to sift through almost every player in the NFL, including defensive guys, and then bid via an arbitrary auction value based on projections of their future statistical output, all to build a fake team that will exist forever....
October 3, 2012 |
When I got the opportunity to write this column every week, I never thought I'd be writing about kickers. I still can't believe I am dedicating this column to them. Yet this position is very important in fantasy football. If your kicker has a good week, it gives you a great shot at winning. This year players are making longer field goals, which is especially important in leagues that give bonus points for field goals longer than 50 yards. If you can get one of these kickers, their feet will serve you well the rest of the season.
December 19, 2012 |
In August, we challenged columnists Dan Richman and Alex Quigley to give us their perfect fantasy football draft. Well, the season's almost over and we're not letting them off the hook. In their own words, here's how they fared. ALEX QUIGLEY I gotta say, I wish I had been in a draft position in one of my four leagues where I could've executed my strategy! Remember, my goal was to pick the No. 1 performer at each position and draft them in a realistically plausible order. 1st round: Drew Brees, QB After 15 weeks, he's either the No. 2...
December 18, 2013 |
Before the football season began, we had fantasy fanatics Dan Richman and Jay St. Pierre draft their ideal teams. Now it's time to see who looks like a genius and who needed to go back to the drawing board. FIRST ROUND St. Pierre: Drew Brees, New Orleans QB Breesus Christ hasn't let me down this year, trailing just Peyton Manning as the best quarterback in most fantasy leagues. He's second in passing yards (4,500) and total touchdowns (36). Richman: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota RB While AP didn't come close to duplicating...
December 30, 2012 |
Even after 15 years of playing fantasy football, I'm still learning. I plan on fixing my mistakes next year. Hopefully you'll be a better fantasy player in 2013, too. Here's what I learned this season: One-hit wonders don't always develop into stars. Did you pick up Kevin Olgetree after he exploded for Dallas in Week 1? Did you think Brandon Myers was the next Rob Gronkowski? Were you convinced Bryce Brown, after two great weeks, was the second coming of Adrian Peterson? All these players had one or two great games, then fizzled.