Ronald Curry on the mind

Each year at this time there are a good number of players that I start to “feel.” I’m not always right, but my instincts with these players are usually sound. So I always look forward to the start of training camp because I usually don’t start to feel certain players until then – and in some cases the players I was drawn to in the spring turn out to be almost afterthoughts.

One player I was “feeling” in the spring is WR Ronald Curry. I don’t think my Curry vibe will be fading away later this summer, however. It’s true his QB situation is iffy, but can it possibly be worse than last year’s? No, it can’t, so I’m optimistic on Curry.

You can review all the numbers on Curry from last year in our player previews on the site, but I wanted to present a few more thoughts on Mr Curry here today.

Coming off his Achilles injury, he basically didn’t have an off-season last year. He’s had one this year, and he’s as healthy as he’s been in quite some time.

Curry felt he was ready to start the season last year, but the team opted to play things very safe [...]

What can Brown do for Benson?

It seems veteran RB Chris brown has narrowed the teams he will play for this year down to two: his old team, the Titans, and the Bears. It’s going to be pretty interesting to see where he lands up because the fantasy ramifications are pretty big. If he goes back to Tennessee he will presumably do so under better terms than which he played for last year, when he was basically cast aside due in part to his apparent interest in being traded. Not only that, but he would actually have a good chance to start, or at least open the season as the starter. If Brown is re-signed by the Titans, then you have a mess there at the position. If rookie Chris Henry has a good summer, I would then rank their backs this year for fantasy: 1. Brown 2. Henry 3. LenDale White.

If he went to Chicago, he would clearly play a fair amount, so he would lower Cedric Benson’s value. Head coach Lovie Smith over the last two years has repeatedly talked about his inclination to have two backs he can rely on and use, and how it’s of the [...]

Ahman could be “The Mon”

First off, we posted another “Fantasy Guru Minute” Clip last night and you can check it out here:

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We’re working on embedding the YouTube clip right on the site, so that’ll be cool and hopefully yet another reason for you to stop by.

On to today’s topic: I was glad to see a positive article about Texan RB Ahman Green today. I normally don’t advocate aging backs on new and weaker teams, but I’ve been feeling Green as a strong fantasy prospect ever since the team dumped QB David Carr and added Matt Schaub, who I like a lot. According to an article published by the Associated Press, Houston assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said Green looks as good as he’s ever seen him look. Sherman’s been around Green for a while, including his monstrous 2003 season, so that’s good to hear.

I surely don’t have any delusions about Green being a fantasy stud again at this point in his career and on this team, but he’s looking like he will be a very handy fantasy player, and a good value. Green’s now 30, but he doesn’t have a ton of mileage on his body. He played behind Laurence [...]

Our first crack at video

I know the Internet is changing rapidly and is going more and more toward the interaction of audio and video. Heck I wouldn’t be surprised if one day over 50% of our content was supplied via video and/or audio.

You would think I would be all over this, since I’ve always been ahead of the curve when it comes to all things online, and since I majored in Communications (Radio/TV/Film in college). I was actually “Online” in 1989, on Prodigy, when you connected via a 5 1/2 inch floppy disk. I did broadcasting way back in High School, as mine was the first in N.J. to produce a daily newscast, which was broadcast to the whole school. That was like 1985, for God’s sake. I don’t think I’m a particularly good broadcaster, but I’m solid enough, and certainly have more skills than a lot people doing it right now in the fantasy industry.

The point is, I’m long overdue in terms of getting some video stuff and a Podcast on the site – and I intend to do both this year. My problem, as always, is time. I simply don’t have enough of it. But hopefully things are going to be getting [...]

McNabb’s body language will say it all

I think I’ve got a handle on Donovan McNabb and whether or not he’ll play well in an upcoming season. Over the last 3-4 years I’ve noticed that he tips us off with his body language. He started doing this, I think, in Terrell Owens’ first season in Philly. McNabb’s body language that summer indicated a very comfortable and confident QB, and he went on to have a terrific fantasy season.

The next year, 2006, I was very curious as to how he would look and play with T.O. gone, so I once again inspected his body language on the field in the preseason. At this time last year, I wasn’t as high on McNabb as I wound up being later in the summer because I hadn’t yet seen him and his B.L. post-Owens. But it looked exactly the same as it did the year before, and since he was playing well I felt much better about McNabb as a fantasy option and we ended up ranking him very high.

McNabb made news this week by participating in half of the team’s minicamp workout. That’s about where the team hoped he’d be, maybe even a little [...]

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