2010 Fantasy Football Season Preview

I love me some fantasy football. Although, to be honest, I really don’t participate in any re-draft leagues anymore, other than the Co-Ed league I’m in with my wife and a few of our friends. Oh, in case you aren’t familiar with the term ‘re-draft’, that’s just at league that holds a full draft every year, you don’t keep any players. I really focus on dynasty leagues, where you keep most or all of your team from season to season, and then hold a yearly rookie draft or a draft to re-fill your team. And even so, I used to be in almost 10 leagues, but life has caught up to me and I’m down to 2 or 3 leagues at the most.

However, I still spend most of my Sundays with my eye on the ticker, and ample time researching the players for my league drafts. I’m not going to get particularly in depth with these rankings or picks, but I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have, either in the comments (remember, you can get yourself entered into our contest to win an iTunes gift card!) or via twitter. With that in mind, after the jump I’ll present you a quick overview of my position rankings… focusing more on the long term value of players over their immediate production this season. Continue reading 2010 Fantasy Football Season Preview

Goal Line Blitz

Before I begin, let me take a moment for a self indulgent plug. If you click this link and go sign up, I get free points. Go, do it now! Fred signed up for me and all he did was log in a couple time in the following two or 3 days and that’s all that I needed to get the points. Easy right? So why haven’t you done it yet? :)

Alright, now that that’s over, I wanted to take a moment to talk about my latest football addiction, Goal Line Blitz. It’s an american fooball mmorpg. The idea is that you sign up (it’s free!) and you get 400 Flex Points. With these flex points, you can create players. QB, RB, and WR cost 300 points each, TE, FB, and Defensive players cost 200 points each, and Offensive linemen, K, and P cost 100 points each.

After using these points, you allocate skill points to create the player in the way you see fit. At the end of the creation process, you get offered a couple contracts by cpu controlled teams so that you can get into the action right off the bat. That’s a great idea, but the problem is, they got too big too fast, and all the teams have been purchased by human players, so until they expand (which they are working on as we speak) you have to keep posting on the forums in order to get a team to give you a shot, which can be kinda boring and drawn out.

More after the jump

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Dynasty Sleepers: RB

Before I get going, I’d like to remind you to also check out my opinions on the sleeper QBs for the coming year. Now that I’ve finished that completely selfish advertisement, on to the RBs!

Running Back is premier position in fantasy football. Very rarely will you find a successful team without at least 1 great RB, and more than likely, that team will have 2 or more top RBs. Because this is such an important position, RBs tend to get picked first and fast, and if you don’t get to them early, you might miss out all together. Here are 5 guys that should fall to at least the 4th round (which is very late by RB standards, most leagues draft RBs for the entire first round) and should help you be competitive in your league next year.

Find out after the jump

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Dynasty Sleepers: QB

I received a few friendly reminders here recently about my lack of posting, after vowing to do better this year. I’ve been rummaging through my brain trying to find something worth writing, and decided to divulge some more useless crap that I know about fantasy football.

I’m the type of fantasy gamer that thinks football should be played all year; and since they stop playing games in mid-February, I do my part to ensure that I have plenty of things to keep me going year round. I’m currently in the middle of a startup dynasty draft (yes, ANOTHER dynasty draft, that makes 6 dynasty teams that I run!!) and we are approaching the mid rounds, when teams are truly separated because of their ability to grab key players, before they become household names. Before I start listing off these no-namers, I want to admit that I got alot of this research from other guys, and then looked into these players on my own, and I encourage you to do the same. Nobody gets it right every time, but I found a few people that seem to see things close to the same way I do, so I keep coming back for more insight. I’ll list them for you at the end.

Enough with the introductions, let’s get on to the list making! This “edition” of my dynasty sleepers will focus on the QBs. I’ll catch you after the jump: Continue reading Dynasty Sleepers: QB

Turnabout is fair Play

I’d like to take a moment to bask in my glory of sweet revenge:

Orville Redenbacher 167

Favorite Sports Team 161

Fred rubbed it in my face at the outset of the fantasy football season when his team exploded and took my humble squad to school. Well, thanks to Denver making a 1st down late in the game on 4th and 2, and then passing to Brandon Marshall on two consecutive plays, I was able to squeak one by Fred and maintain my position in the race for the playoffs.

This post I’m referring to is here.

Good luck because I assume I will be meeting you again in the playoffs.