by Jim Coventry
Things don’t really change in the NFL as the years roll by. John Hansen made a great point when he recently wrote that he spends all that time on preseason stuff and once week one begins, it’s relevance changes immediately. When we look at the past year, it is a nice reference point for many things, but not a whole lot more.
We’ve already had starting players lose their jobs outright, had other players play into and out of timeshares, others have had significant role increases, and of course, many others have not played to our expectations. Add the daily injury mix to these factors and you realize that to be great at fantasy, even keeping up with a website that provides you with news and insights is a full-time job. So, how do you get the edge?
I have a secret weapon that most other fantasy football players do not have at their disposal, which I will gladly share with you: I learned how to be a speed reader. It was actually quite simple- I went to the Barnes and Noble Bookstore and spent $5.99 on the Evelyn Wood program on how to increase your reading speed in 14 [...]
Small tidbit on my boy Owen Daniels for the Houston Texans. On Friday night, we have Texan LB Shawn Barber on the Sirius Radio show. Barber’s a big fantasy guy, so it was interesting to hear his thoughts on the Texans. He of course had good things to say about their skill players, but he was especially complimentary of Daniels, who he refered to as “OD.” According to Barber, the guys on the team *love* him, and that’s what you want to hear. The kid’s tough, and he’s caught everything thrown his way. He’s clearly the #2 option in this passing game, so by the end of the season, he’ll be a top-10 fantasy guy.
by Jim Coventry
Sometimes when talking about keeper leagues, we neglect the short-term help that helps us win the yearly titles, so I wanted to spend a little time talking about some roster help to help us get to another level of success. The following is a list of players that you can likely pry from someone and in leagues with smaller rosters, maybe you can snag one or two on the waiver wire. QB: Jeff Garcia (QB, TB) is off to a decent start under QB guru Jon Gruden, even though the weaponry is limited to Joey Galloway. Gruden has done wonders with older QB’s in the past (Rich Gannon and Brad Johnson,) so there’s no reason to think that Garcia won’t be able to throw for 2 TDs most weeks. A nice fantasy backup for bye weeks or injuries.
Trent Green (QB, Mia) should find himself playing from behind quite a bit this year, and the running game looks poor, so Green may be forced to throw the ball a lot. Remember the great years he had in KC- he did that with next to nothing at WR. He can be a serviceable backup for you. RBs:
Sammy Morris (RB, [...]
I wanted to get this down and time stamped before the Sunday games, just in case. Crazy, I know, but what the hell.
I had a dream last night about the Saint offense, and I have some projections on four players based on my dream. Let’s see if they are close come Sunday:
Drew Brees – Threw for over 300 yards (I think it was 330) with 3 TDs
Deuce – Disppointed me a little, with only like 75 yards.
Colston – Really disappointed with like 1 catch for 8 yards
Henderson – Had a good game, like 70 yards and a TD
Nothing on Bush
And I realize this has absolutely no value or use at all.
by Jim Coventry
Well, the hype wagon is in full swing, and although everyone knows that it could never happen, that (see the article title) is the pace that Randy Moss (WR, NE) is on right now. If you read my preseason post about Moss, you know that I fully expected him to have a great year (and actually two or three more afterward.) After week one, many of the Moss naysayers are fully parked on his bandwagon, so my advice to you is simple: TRADE HIM RIGHT NOW, because his value will never be higher than it is at this moment! I only recommend trading him of your team is looking to build for the future, but some owner in your league is probably pretty wide-eyed right about now and upset that he did not draft Moss before the season. Get a package of a future star and a few draft picks or whatever you can negotiate, but send out those trade offers now. I suggest you make some fairly ridiculous offers, too, because you have no idea which owner believes that you have the # 1 WR in fantasy right now. So, what’s the worst that happens? Everyone shoots [...]