Archive: 2012

50 Bold Predictions for the 2012 Fantasy Football Season

30th of August, 2012

Pre-season player rankings will only take you so far. We all know the projections that fantasy sites, blogs and magazines create will end up being wrong. There are, and will always be, players that break out. And, on the flip side, whether it’s due to injury or poor play, there will always be players that […]

5 Invalid Claims About 2012 Running Backs

22nd of August, 2012

With so much preparation, expert analysis and researching of fantasy players in August, I figured “Hey, maybe I should talk about some of the idiotic claims people are making about running backs this year.” I did this exercise about a month ago with receivers, so instead of any sort of interesting preface or introduction, I’ll […]

Giving Chris Johnson a Chance: Why He’s a Top-5 Pick

14th of August, 2012

The question mark in running back Chris Johnson’s new(ish) nickname makes sense. Nobody knows. Once known as CJ2K after rushing for over 2,000 yards in 2009, Chris Johnson has been dubbed CJ?K after failing to perform in 2011. But is it fair?  Should we really be this low on a player who once achieved such […]

Using Average Draft Positions to Your Advantage

10th of August, 2012

Could you imagine going to the grocery store for a gallon of milk, and paying a couple of extra bucks just for the heck of it? The price tag says “$3.50”, but you just say, “hey, I’m going to pay an extra dollar for this” when you get to the checkout line. Or let’s say […]

The Geriatric Trio: Valuing Chad, T.O. and Moss

8th of August, 2012

The year was 2003. Peyton Manning was the second best fantasy quarterback, sandwiched between Daunte Culpepper and Trent Green. Priest Holmes and Ahman Green dominated the running back landscape, with Stephen Davis and Moe Williams rounding out the top-12 at the position. And at tight end, only Tony Gonzalez was able to beat out Shannon […]

Dos and Don’ts With Late-Round Draft Selections

6th of August, 2012

We spend way too much time agonizing over our early-round draft selections. The fact is, nearly everyone in your league will have similar rankings at the top end of the draft. And sure, you can say “I’m going to avoid Chris Johnson at all costs,” but at the end of the day, what really differentiates […]

32 Teams in 32 Days: Minnesota Vikings

1st of August, 2012

You know that feeling when you lose your wallet? You spend 5 or 10 minutes looking through your house, hoping it will show up in the most obscure places possible. And that sensation in your stomach – it’s nothing short of awful. You think the absolute worst. You have ideas in your head that don’t […]

5 Fantasy Football Facts You Should Know for Your 2012 Draft

31st of July, 2012

If you’ve read my blog over this inaugural month, I hope you’ve noticed that I like looking at historical numbers. My book, The Late Round Quarterback, deciphers past numbers in order to provide a well-developed fantasy football strategy that can help both pre- and post-draft. It’s not all that fair to look at the previous […]

How Historic Was Aaron Rodgers’ 2011 Campaign?

19th of July, 2012

Everyone wants to get Rodgers this season because his 2011 campaign was so spectacular. But we can’t look at Aaron Rodgers’ season last year and simply conclude that it was far and away the best we’d ever seen. Yes, he scored the most points ever from a fantasy quarterback, but that’s all relative. I’ve been […]

5 Invalid Claims About 2012 Wide Receivers

16th of July, 2012

Each season, fantasy owners and experts like to make generalizations about players that make little logical sense. They’ll compare two completely separate instances in order to come up with ill-informed conclusions. They’ll say things like, “this quarterback is bad, and so this wide receiver can’t be good.” The same is happening this year. We’ve got […]