Aug 19, 2007
One thing I’m doing this year is being proactive and wisely reactive with our analysis and rankings based on what’s been happening. For example, I’m a DeAngelo Williams fan and have been since day one. I’ve been on record as saying he’s going to be a good NFL back and a productive fantasy option. But he’s not taking the job, and in fact he’s had a few problems staying healthy, so I’m moving his ass down further and further on my list the deeper and deeper we get into August. I’ve been clear on RB Brandon Jackson’s opportunity and potential this summer, but I refused to get totally behind him because he’s struggling in camp and didn’t distinguish himself in the preseason opener. But after playing better this past weekend, and upon hearing that he’s considered way ahead of Vernand Morency, I’m on board with Jackson, and he may continue to get more and more of a backing by me.
Like I am with NFL players compared to my favorite NFL team, I have no loyalties. I’m not sticking to my guns the way I stubbornly have a few times in the past. My favorite players are the ones who look like they can help fantasy players. If someone does not look useful, I have no use for them.
There’s a fine line between being proactive and being wisely reactive, and not over-reacting or being too reactionary, but I feel pretty good about all the advice and the spins we’re putting on the fantasy landscape this year. The NFL is going to be as unpredictable as ever this year, most likely, but I have a sneaking suspicion that fantasy might be a little easier this year. I’m sure the low number of injuries so far is causing me to feel that way.
But I think it’s going to be a good year for the people who draft wisely this summer.
Two other off-football topics on my mind right now:
- This time of the year, I look forward to finding 2-3 hours a week to catch a good flick on DVD. It’s a nice escape during a period when I am focusing on football more than any other time. Problem is, there’s nothing out there. Absolutely nothing. Hollywood should be embarrassed by the void of quality flicks out there lately. I think right now, at this very moment, Hollywood is at an all-time low. I do have Black Snake Moan and plan to see that, and I did see and like Zodiac. But other than those two, the stuff out on DVD the last couple of months is incredibly lame. I’d rather watch squirrels fornicate in my backyard than watch that pile of crap movie Road Hogs. Some like that kind of movie because it’s (allegedly) goofy and makes you laugh. I like to laugh – but give me something like Will Ferrell after he just inhaled some chemicals in Old School; not contrived garbage like I’m sure that movie is chock full of. Unless Quentin Tarantino is directing, I have zero interest in anything with John Travolta in it.
- I gotta say, I think I’d rather be impotent than be one of those guys in the Viva Viagra commercial they’re showing during NFL games this summer. That spot needs to go away now and never return to the airwaves.