Faulk on Rams

Sorry I haven’t checked in for a while. Obviously, we’re covering all kinds of stuff with the site. If you haven’t already, check out the podcast me and Adam Caplan are doing on Sunday nights, it’s a quick review of the week that was. If we have time, we’ll do a quick preview on Friday. We have a long way to go with this thing (making it downloadable, on Itunes, etc). But this is at least a start. I really need to get cloned.

Anyways, thought I’d pass this along. This year, on the Fantasy Fix TV show I do on Comcast sportsnet, Marshall Faulk has his own segment and I’m able to ask him questions each week and get his response. Obviously, I focus on the RBs. I didn’t ask this question myself, but I constructed the question and asked for it to be posed to him on the Rams with no Orlando Pace. In short, Faulk doesn’t think it will be too big of a deal for RB Steven Jackson. Faulk cited last year, when Jackson put up big numbers while Jackson was out. He did, however, express his concern for Marc Bulger and the receivers, stating how the protection and the timing of the passing game might [...]

Blues on the Bayou?

By Jim Coventry

One game has been played this season and nothing should be determined about this or future seasons based on such a small sample size, but if you’ve been reading my posts, you’ve probably recognized a theme: I try to put the reader into thinking mode about the keeper issues of the day.

So, today will be no exception to my philosophy.

Going into this season, the key Saints players were considered great options for keeper leagues and redraft leagues alike, and most likely, that consideration has been earned. I had my own questions about the Saints as the season went on last year and I think now is as good a time as any to share those concerns. What I hope the reader will do is hear my take on these players and hold it up to your opinions and make a good decision on each of them.

First of all, I have seen many amazing things happen in the course of my life when people had a cause to rally behind. My first significant memory was the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team, which faced insurmountable odds to win the gold medal. If you’re too young to remember that team, you [...]

My top take-back

Overall, it was a pretty good opener for the players we spun positively this year, but if I had to pick one take-back call, I think I’d go Reggie Brown. Now, we did lower him fairly significantly a couple of weeks ago, but I’m still very frustrated by Brown and wish I moved him down a little lower into the mid-20s. We did stress how this could be a tough matchup for him playing against man coverage, but Brown needs to step up right now and show he can beat man coverage because if he doesn’t he will see it more and more.

In addition, the vibes aren’t exactly great on offense with Philly, especially if you saw Donovan McNabb limping out of the stadium last night like Fred G. Sanford. Brown’s going to be okay if McNabb is, but I’m not feeling all that great right now on Brown. 

And yes, I am fully aware that Deion Branch didn’t catch a pass, although he had a couple thrown to him in the red zone. Keep in mind that reliable receivers are hard to come by. It was a bad game, but Branch is very talented, he’s the clear #1 and in the best spot in the offense [...]

Great Draft at Rotobowl

Just got back from the Rotobowl draft, and I’m getting ready to go to the big party at the House of Blues in AC, NJ. I’m pretty excited about the team I was able to draft, so while it probably won’t help anyone, I wanted to review my 20 picks. I picked 6th, with a 3rd round reversal in the draft (didn’t affect me). PPR league and you can start 2 Flex guys, so you can in theory go with 1 QB, 4 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 PK, 1 DT. 

Larry Johnson – He fell to 6th and I snapped him up without hesitation.
Chad Johnson – Best player available, didn’t love any of the RBs.
Clinton Portis - First time I took him all year, felt he was a solid value.
Roy Williams – I decided here to dominate the WR spot.
Jerious Norwood – Little bit of a reach, but I was feeling frisy, upside guy and I want them in this league.
Joey Galloway – Damn good pick in a PPR league, I think.
Bernard Berrian – I can go 4 WR, and he’d be my 4th, which is sick.
Jon Kitna – My plan was to hold off on QB and TE, and in the 8th [...]

A Texas-Sized Keeper Bonanza

by Jim Coventry

 

For many years, owners have been able to strike oil with fantasy players from Texas. The Cowboys usually gave us a star (or two or three) every year and the Oilers, when they were in Houston, gave us the run and shoot offense with all of the fantasy points we could have wanted. Since Houston brought football back, that part of the state has been a little hit-or-miss for keeper leagues. The sharp owners grabbed Domanick Davis (Williams- thanks for changing your name, Dom, we won’t be seeing you anymore, so it won’t matter) off the waiver wire and got a couple of good years out of him. Andre Johnson has been decent the last couple of years, but that has been about it. It looks like a new day may be dawning in Houston.  Gary Kubiak has brought in the Denver Broncos offensive system and as last year came to a close, the Texans looked like they were turning the corner and becoming a very nice running team. In the offseason, they brought in Ahman Green (RB, Hou) and Matt Schaub (QB, Hou) to improve the talent level at two key positions. [...]

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