In My Defense is a weekly feature designed to give you a little advice when it comes to streaming defenses. By nature, defensive scoring is extremely random and difficult to forecast, but each week, we’ll take a look at three defenses who are readily available in the majority of leagues and may be in line […]
Archive: michael vick
Week 10 treated quarterbacks like Chris Brown does Rihanna. Jay Cutler, Alex Smith, Blaine Gabbert, Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick were forced to exit their games early because of injuries (and another, Eli Manning, didn’t show up at all, but that’s a different story), sending some fantasy owners scrambling. In one-quarterback leagues, the ramifications are […]
Tight ends are becoming just as mysterious as kickers. “Dude, I just picked up Dennis Pitta!” says Thomas after Week 1. “Man, I’m really excited about Scott Chandler,” mentions Thomas after Week 4. “Bro, check out my tight end I just got – Brandon Myers!” exclaims Thomas after Week 9. The tight end carousel is […]
Doug Martin kind of ruined my weekend. No, I wasn’t playing against him. And no, I have nothing against him. He was a “take a seat” guy last week. I really thought higher of the Vikings defense. I guess I should just be mad at them then, huh? Regardless, it was a screw up; a […]
Since the launch of my book and blog, I’ve made it very clear as to why I believe drafting a quarterback early is a bad idea. If you haven’t read any of my previous entries, take a look here, here and here.
But what I haven’t touched on is the fact that drafting a middle-round quarterback is an even worse strategy.
If you followed Matthew Berry’s draft strategy last season and drafted Michael Vick with the first overall pick…I’m sorry. Calling the Eagles a disappointment last year wouldn’t be fair. They were more than a disappointment. After big free agent signings, the world expected the Eagles to easily make the playoffs and be Super Bowl contenders. […]
The whole concept of risk vs. reward is what drives most fantasy football valuations. I can tell you to draft Jamaal Charles in the second round, but you may feel his coming off of a torn ACL (his risk) far outweighs his potential to reproduce the numbers he posted in 2010 (his reward). This idea […]