The Keeper Blog Is Open For Bid-nizz!

Hey Gang!

Well, it’s good to be back in the Shop, scissors and minature whisk broom in hand, ready to pass the time between shaves talking fantasy football – Keeper leagues to be precise.

A couple of weeks ago our boy Hansen ran the idea of hosting a Keeper League Blog past me and it just felt right. I love the format, enjoy the extra layers of planning needed in team building, etc.

If all goes according to plan we’ll not only discuss individual players, but also tap on such topics as keeper league philosophies, player evaluation methods, and whatever else strikes our fancy. I’m also up to the occasional reader Q-and-A.

I’ve also asked John to jump in on this bad boy – even if it’s to disagree with my assessments. And why not since his insights are the ones we’re all interested in anyway, right? (Hey, I await the release of each updated keeper rankings as much anyone.)

At any rate, I’ll do my best to post new thoughts every couple of days and we’ll see how it goes. We’re going in fresh and revved up for this Saturday’s NFL Draft, so here’s to hoping this will become a successful feature.

Floyd the Barber

KC to draft a RB

The Chiefs are in a really tough spot with Larry Johnson. It’s clear they are hesitant to sign him to what would surely be the richest contract in NFL history, but how can they turn their backs on a player who is not yet in his prime and who put together one of the most productive two-year runs in league history?

Johnson is a very difficult player and person to evaluate, not that I know him or have met him. He appears to have a desire to be great – even if it’s fueled by proving his doubters wrong – but there are times when I know he’s dogging it on the field, and that’s not good. He has a reputation for being a little too into his social life and who he’s hanging around with, as opposed to focusing on football, but it’s impossible to argue with his production on the field. If he is dogging it from time to time, he’s still better than everyone else, other than LaDainian Tomlinson.

The Chiefs are barely treading water in terms of being a competitive football team and playoff contender. If they aren’t rebuilding now, they will [...]

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Specializing in football, Hansen is one of the most connected fantasy writers in the country.

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