Hyping Henry

It seems I’m guilty of creating a lot of “hype” when it comes to Bronco RB Travis Henry. I did not know this until recently. I just assumed the masses were with me given the obvious marriage of talent and system. But, if I’m guilty of “hyping” good players in great situations, I’ll just have to live with that.

Now I have made mistakes in the past by ranking shaky players too high. For example, I believe my high ranking of RB Kevin Jones in 2005 had ripple effects throughout the entire fantasy industry and prompted many sites to rank him a little higher. So basically, if there are really 15,000,000 people playing fantasy football, I screwed about 1,250,000 people that year.

Jones had a lot of issues hurting his cause in 2005. But let’s not forget that he was the 7th best fantasy back in a PPR league and 10th in a typical league through Week Twelve last year, before he got hurt. The problem I have to this day with my Jones call was that he fooled me into thinking he was a better player than he was. In his rookie year, he ran more decisively, with more short-area [...]

Will Michael Vick’s woes be Michael Jenkins’ big chance?

by Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger

82 receptions for 1,063 yards and 10 TDs is a very nice line to have, but unfortunately for Michael Jenkins (WR, Atl,) this is his three-year NFL total. Of course, expectations are very low for rookie WRs unless the player is a can’t miss prospect, so Jenkins was given a pass for his 7-119-0 line his first year. In his second year, he progressed to 36-508-3, which was solid progress, but not very impressive for a first-round draft choice, especially one from Ohio State University. The magical third year that sees many players break out in a big way didn’t exactly happen for Jenkins as he hauled in 39 balls, but for only 436 yds. The silver lining in his cloud was that he did score 7 TDs.

Jenkins was a sleeper pick for many in both his second and third seasons, but now he will hardly be mentioned in anyone’s fantasy draft and rightfully so. My goal is to open your eyes to the potential of the post-hype sleeper. Any player that was hyped heavily and then is quickly forgotten fits the role of this definition. I will lay out a case for Jenkins and you will [...]

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