Funny plug for me and the site today on Sirius/XM NFL Radio

I’m listening to Sirius/XM NFL Radio Channel 124 with my boy Adam Schein, and Solomon Wilcots, who  I also know and worked with at NFL Network for a year. Some guy calls up and asks them a fantasy question, and Schein and Wilcots proceed to give me and the site an incredible but also funny plug. It’s funny because of Schein’s style, which is boisterous to say the least. Take a listen using the link below.

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Another mock expert draft today

I have yet another mock expert draft today for another magazine, so I’ll be posting the results as they occur.

This is a 12-team draft, and it’s NOT a PPR league. I draft 10th, so it will be interesting to see if it’s viable for my to stick with the WR-WR plan drafting that late; it sure was in a PPR draft earlier this month.

3:16: Wow, first two picks Chris Johnson and Randy Moss. Surprised they were both there, can’t ask for more than that picking 12th. Calvin was temping, but Moss has Brady. Big difference.

3:26: Not an easy call with my 3rd pick, but I went with Dwayne Bowe. Although it’s not a PPR league,. Bowe should see a ton of passes in the red zone, so if he gets his act together, he could easily score 10 TDs. Next up, I felt it was too early for a QB and I would have taken Thomas Jones as a safer pick, but with him unhappy with his deal, over 30, and with others there, I played to win witih Reggie Bush. Again, I feel Bush is going to explode if healthy. That’s the issue, but even with Pierre Thomas the [...]

It’s time to talk Favre

You may have noticed that we have yet to rank and project stats for QB Brett Favre – but this week we took a step in that direction by finally downgrading Viking QB Sage Rosenfels, who we have projected to beat Tarvaris Jackson out. That was the first step in adjusting for Favre, and we may soon have to go all the way and right the following:

Brett Favre (QB, Min)

On a personal level, I’ve been a Viking fan since I was about seven years old, which is odd because I lived in Brooklyn, NY, and right around the time I started following the Vikings moved to New Jersey, so there certainly wasn’t a geographical element at play. I suppose being half Norwegian was a factor. If there’s one person to blame for my affinity for the Vikings, ironically, it’s the uncle of a staff member.

I’m referring, of course, about the great Howard Cosell, the uncle of our own Greg Cosell. He’s to blame. For some reason, I was drawn to the Vikes due to his highlights at halftime on MNF in which he would frequently replay a TD pass from (in his voice) Fran Tark-en-ton to Ah-Mad-Ra-Shad. I [...]

Podcast Talking Points

We’re doing a fresh podcast on Thursday morning with myself, Adam Caplan, and Greg Cosell, and since this is a quiet time of the year, I thought we’d break down some of the key issues fantasy owners need to think about heading into camp and the 2009 season. I’m throwing them out there now in case anyone reads this before 10am tomorrow and has any other topcis for discussion.

Wells vs. Hightower – How do the players compare?

Raven Running Game – What do they want to do, and do they want to change anything about it from last year, and how do the three guys fit in.

Panther RBs – Is there any reason for them to change at all what they did last year?

Can Devin Hester be the “#1 WR” for the Bears? How close is he to being a player who dictates coverage and has the ability to string together productive games as a frequently-targeted WR.

How confident can anyone be about the Bengal passing game bouncing back in 2009?

How concerned should Cowboy fans be about their passing game in 2009 and what can they do to offset the loss of Owens?

Replacing Jay Cutler in Denver is hard enough, but how [...]

Potential Playoff Problems

I realize SOS is only one factor to look at when considering players for fantasy and that you can find something negative, like a tougher schedule, about any fantasy prospect. But if there’s one thing to be very concerned about for an upcoming season, it’s a brutal schedule for your fantasy playoffs.

This game is still about matchups, and if they’re bad for the playoffs for your key players, it may be too much to overcome, so I’ve gone through the schedules to find the top-10 RBs who have challenging schedules for the key playoff weeks. Not all of these guys have brutal overall playoff schedules, and many have favorable matchups mixed in with bad ones, but here’s what I got. I’m not suggesting you should avoid any of these players, but if you’re looking for a tie-breaker for one of them against another comparable player, the playoff week SOS could be it.

DeAngelo Williams is a damn good player, but his schedule for the key playoff weeks is absolutely brutal

DeAngelo Williams (Car) – Williams could easily come through again with big numbers in 2009; he was clearly playing at an insanely high level last year, and his overall situation is [...]

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