Let me preface this pickups post by noting that no one has jumped out a must add in Week 1. We had some very impressive performances, some disappointing ones, and a crazy Monday night, but most of the explosive pickups like tight ends Jordan Cameron and Jared Cook were drafted. And those leagues that left…… Continue reading Week 2 Pickups: Spend not, want not
ESPN’s Eric Karabell knocks drafting Aaron Rodgers, Darren McFadden, DeMarco Murray, Greg Jennings, Rob Gronkowski, and Danny Amendola at their current average draft positions. http://youtu.be/rVE7D5CjV3Y Karabell always seems to be a running back (RB-RB) traditionalist, so his dislike of Aaron Rodgers as a first round pick and advising against injury-prone backs doesn’t surprise me. On…… Continue reading Who are you overdrafting in 2013?
I’ve coined a new fantasy football term this season: “getting Shonn Greened.” Sadly, it’s to describe the miserable performance of my own fantasy team. I drafted well, according to most rankings, guides, and general opinion, but my team manages, time and time again, to play down to my opponent. They underwhelm when everyone expects them…… Continue reading Week 9 Pickups coming up Cecil Shorts
Shonn Greene. SHONN “Couldn’t get 5 yards if you spotted him 10” GREENE. When it comes to fantasy football, Shonn Greene is a ruiner. When you hand him the ball, he ruins any chance for a first down. But when you hand him the ball against the Colts, he ruins my week. Greene did, of…… Continue reading Felix Jones-ing for Week 7 Pickups
http://youtu.be/fjL-4nwnkkk Chris Johnson. Steven Jackson. Adrian Peterson. THE COLTS! Why can’t we have nice things?!? Green Bay is an unstoppable force of fantasy football goodness. I’m picking up the Packers’ ball boy on the waiver wire this week, and I fully expect him to get at least 10 touchdowns this season. But the Saints defense…… Continue reading Overreaction Monday: Why Did I Draft Chris Johnson?
So Deion Branch is now a Patriot? That’s exciting for Bill Belichick and all — that man knows how to swing a three-way trade while moving up in the draft. But I don’t think the trade changes Branch’s fantasy value much. Branch wasn’t that useful as a Seahawk, and they are hurting for playmakers. Tom…… Continue reading On the Wire: Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups to fix your Jermichael Finley, Mark Clayton and Aaron Rodgers woes
At some point, we have to stop framing recommendations to start LaDainian Tomlinson with stats from his past performances. “For his career, L.T. averages 100+ yards and bazillion touchdowns against (fill in the blank).” No crap. L.T. was a dominant fantasy force up until last season, but how much suck did L.T. average just last…… Continue reading Week 8 Hot Hands and Cold Shoulders: L.T. is a zombie