Some Sirius Karma

You may know already, but we have some great Karma with players we have on the Sirius Fantasy Football show, dating back to last year. Chris Cooley, Adrian Peterson, MJD, Chester Taylor, James Jones, Roddy White, Matt Forte, and the list goes on.

Quick heads up n tonight’s show we’re going to have a pair of lower-end RBs who I kind of like this week anyway, Tim Hightower and Pierre Thomas. Check the site for the interviews on Saturday, but consider this guys because I’m believing in this karma – and their matchups.

Get Brandon Lloyd this week

I’m not able to post here as much during the season, since the whole site is basically my blog, but I want to chime in here once a while.

Last week I picked up Brandon Lloyd in four leagues. That’s great, but I failed in in three others, purely out of laziness because I was obviously on him. I’m buried on the WW order so I’m screwed in those leagues. I have to say, I’ve been really, really impressed with Lloyd. He’s commanding the ball, making big plays, catching everything in sight, and he’s actually looking like THE pickup of the year so far at the WR position. Given his familiarity with Ron Turner’s offense, the solid game he possesses, and the role he’s cemented as the #1, I really think this production could continue. He’s not big or fast, but he simply makes plays, and he has a knack for making acrobatic catches.

He’s one of the few players standing out so far, in addition to perhaps J.T. O’Sullivan, who is standing out as a savior pickup. That is, you have a struggling starter and you pick up Lloyd and he saves you.

Rotobowl Draft

Just got back from the Rotobowl Draft, and wanted to share my team. Had a nice draft, although I lost focus late. It is a long day. Adam Caplan and Zap from our staff drafted today. We’ll get their draft up somewhere soon, and Adam and I decided before the draft to have a little competition to see who scores the most points and keep track of it each week.

Here’s my draft, PPR league, picked 2nd.

Brian Westbrook – Over Peterson in this PPR league.

Tony Romo – Just before the draft Zap reminded me how important the QBs were in this league last year and I am enamored with Romo’s potential, so I strayed from my own rankings and passed on Clinton Portis. I also did so because I knew the key rookie RBs would be available for me later, and they were.

Brandon Marshall – Little early, but I just had to have this beast.

Greg Jennings – Feel pretty good to get him here, since the WRs were going really fast and I opted for Romo in the 2nd over some good ones.

Dwayne Bowe -Solid #3.

Matt Forte – Feel even better about him after interviewing him on Friday night, great kid. [...]

We got your injury information right here

Ya know, I’m not sure people are seeing what I’m seeing, but I’m actually taken back at how well our injury updates are rolling here in Week One. Think about how we used to have injury updates for, say Thursday, on Friday afternoon. We now have them Thursday night. And not only that, we have good information, better than you’ll find on the internet.

I mean, check out this update on the site from about 3pm ET today:

>Raven RB Willis McGahee (knee-probable) was able to practice some again Friday and the feeling is that he’s going to start. But a team source told us that it’s unlikely he’ll get close to his usual amount of carries so look for rookie RB Ray Rice to see more touches than usual.

How many other fantasy sites are a) getting this information up this early and b) talking to legitimate team sources for inside info? The gap between us and every other fantasy site is officially widened considerably.

Another note on this week

We’ve just now basically closed out the preseason with some key updates today for those who’ve yet to draft. Online and updated today is:

- Rankings, Projections, Cheat sheets
- Depth Charts (8/31)
- Last-Minute Stock Watch (8/31)
- Values & Players to Target
- Players to Avoid
- Rookie Report
- Caplan’s Injury Roundup

And since we’ve worked hard over the weekend for those with drafts this weekend and week, we do need some time to break down Week One. Our normal schedule will be in effect next week, and you can see that as well as a complete overview of our site and offerings here:

http://www.fantasyguru.com/football/subscribers/articles/2008help.php

This week is a hectic week with the holiday, it being the preseason and also in-season, and also with the Thursday game. But here’s a quick overview of what you can expect this week.

- Week One Rankings & Projections – We’ll have them up Wednesday morning some time.
- Wednesday Injury Roundup – A new feature this year, a quick roundup of the week’s key injuries on Wednesday evening. Wednesday is usually the first day of practice.
- Week One Game Center/Looking Glass – Our game previews cover almost all players of note, and we’ll have Week One’s up Thursday early afternoon.
- Week One [...]

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