Near-Perfect Draft Plan Execution, Far from perfect conditions

I’ve done some expert drafts under less-than-ideal conditions, like with one or two of my 18-month old twins on my lap, but last night was ridiculous.

Since I’ve spent about 9 minutes with my kids this month, I figured I’d step aside for a few hours and catch a Phillies game. It was supposed to be a great matchup, too: Cole Hamels vs. Brad Penny.

I should have know the night was going to be rough when it was announced that Hamels wasn’t going to make the start, and then Penny was moved in the rotation, so we had to settle for Derek Lowe (not bad, I admit).

And then I realized I was schedule to partake in another “Expert Draft” that night. Damn, I just can’t step aside for even 180 minutes. I have my laptop and my wireless broadband card, so I figured I could swing drafting at the game. I did, but it was pretty rough. I got my two older kids with me, I’m fighting traffic on the Walt Whitman bridge to get to the game (and the draft) on time. It’s raining, cold, and I just happen to be sitting in the worse row in the [...]

Is Jay a Cut Above?

by Jim Coventry, Keeper league Blogger

Jay Cutler (QB, Den) came into the NFL as a highly regarded QB prospect and the fantasy community, for the most part, bought into the hype. Believing that Cutler may be a great QB may be a very reasonable assumption, especially after he threw for 1,000 yds and 9 TDs in five games last year as a rookie. Before you decide to make Cutler the QB of your keeper franchise, I am going to point out a few things to make you think your decision through completely. When all is said and done, you might decide that Cutler is your man, but at least you can say why you chose him.

Although any coach can lose his job at any time in the NFL, it’s hard to see Mike Shanahan losing his job anytime soon. That said, I probably just cursed him and he will get fired in week five! If Shanahan is the coach for awhile, then that may not end up being the best thing for Jay Cutler, because Shanahan prefers to have a run-heavy offense that leaves the QBs usually ranked in the middle of the pack for fantasy. Last year was the [...]

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