Post-Draft Stock Watch

In case you missed it online, here’s my post-draft Stock Watch. If you’re not a subscriber, you can become one now.

NFL Stock Watch
By John Hansen
Publisher, FantasyGuru.com

I’ve never done it before, but I like the idea of quickly putting the NFL draft into a fantasy perspective by outlining the players whose values have risen and fallen based on the events that transpired this past weekend in New York City.Some of these selections are obvious; some aren’t. But I’m not just trying to fill space here; these are the guys who I like better or less than I did just a few days ago.UpgradesQuarterbacks

Tom Brady (NE) – The one thing I’ve learned over the years is that if a fantasy situation appears too good to be true, it probably is, a case in point being the Raiders the last two years with Randy Moss and Jerry Porter. But this is a different situation than Oakland; this is Tom Brady and the Patriots. This is a player who was very close to getting to – and likely winning – the Super Bowl with Reche Caldwell and Jabar Gaffney as his top two wideouts. There are a lot of mouths to feed here, but [...]

NFL Stock Watch Coming Monday

Rather than post random thoughts today, I’m working on a comprehensive NFL Stock Watch report that will cover every single player I feel has seen his stock rise or fall based on the events of this weekend. I’ll complete and post that tomorrow.

In the meantime, I encourage you to check out Floyd’s keeper rants from this weekend in the new Keeper & Dynasty League Blog.

NFL Draft Loose Clippings – Day Two

* The NFL Network and ESPN are reporting the New England Patriots have acquired WR Randy Moss from the Raiders for a 4th rounder. Wow! And you can bet your sweet bippy the Pats will protect themselves with multiple “outs” in the restructuring of Moss’ contract.

OK, here are my knee jerk FF reactions to the fallout from this news:

QB Tom Brady – Small spike. How can he significantly improve on his numbers with their defense?

RB Laurence Maroney – Substantial spike. Larry could positively run wild with Moss clearing out all of the underneath coverage trash over the middle. His long-term value is enormous right now.

TE Ben Watson & WR Wes Welker – Could also benefit for the same reasons as Maroney.

WR Donte Stallworth – Downtick, at least until Moss wears out his welcome and departs.

Oh yeah, Moss himself. Maybe in the 10-20 range among wideouts? The Pats spread the ball around too much for him to return to his glory days, but it would be a GREAT time to sell in dynasty if you can get Top 5-10 value in return. His perceived value may never be [...]

NFL Draft Loose Clippings

Alright, here are a few of your Barber’s snap judgement reactions as the Draft is unfolding.

* The big story from the dynasty perspective is unquestionably Marshawn Lynch going to Buffalo after the Vikings tabbed Adrian Peterson. The owners of the 1.01 rookie picks are now faced with a dilema. Do you draft the better talent in a less attractive situation (Peterson) or a potentially lesser back in seemingly much more attractive spot (Lynch)? Regardless of your viewpoint, the holders of the 1.01, 1.02 and 1.03 could now all see their projected targets shift dramatically.

* In the short term, the stock of Adrian Peterson has taken a hit. The Vikings have yet to seriously address their considerable aerial deficencies which likely means more 8 in the box for Viking RBs. He also has to get through incumbent starter Chester Taylor (will this develope into a Thomas Jones / Cedric Benson situation?) and Peterson has his own lingering health questions. Many pundits (and maybe even the Vikings themselves) will reference the Saints two-headed RB attack in connesction with this choice. The only [...]

Hey DirectTV – Stick It!

Hey Gang,

I’m not sure how many of you good people have the NFL Sunday Ticket, but I’m here to tell you the DirectTV moguls have become increasingly hostile toward it’s subscribers and I have to vent.

I’ve been a subscriber since Year Two (1995) and had the NFL Channel as part of my yearly, Sunday Ticket ala carte subscription. In fact, I bought my dish solely to watch the games. Well, this morning the NFL Network is gone and I’m told it won’t come back until the games kick-off in September.

This is latest tactic of the DirectTV jackboots at stong-arming the fans of the NFL into buying one of their bogus packages of “wonderful programming” at the low, low base price of $49.95. But the REAL kicker is, if I agree to buy a package they’ll never allow me to go back to the Sunday Ticket as an ala carte item. Total BS.

But this is nothing new to you more recent purchasers of the Sunday Ticket. They’ve never given you the option to take the Ticket as an ala carte item. They’re holding you hostage at $50 a month, [...]

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