Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fantasy Football

Some how I've ended up playing fantasy football.
What does that mean? Well, seeing that what I know about football is tied solely to the Browns ("AW! He dropped the effin ball AGAIN!") it means I need help...


So this is me begging you... you know who you are.


I'll bake you brownies!



  1. I'm sure I'm not who you're begging - but what kind of help do you need? I may have some valuable information to pass along.

  2. I am begging, specifically, you, Beeze and 3rd Stone from the sun. (because I know you 3 are sports guys) And anyone else who can help me. I'm not proud. I know NOTHING about fantasy football and I'm not even going to pretend that I do...

  3. okay - i will give you some helpful tips when i get home from work today and can sit and collect my thoughts so they make sense (not that they will anyway)

  4. LMAO!!!

    Get a fantasy football magazine...I don't care which one...Most of the rankings are the same or close...I always take a running back with my first pick...Keep an eye on tight ends during the draft...There are only a few that are can't miss guys...Witten and Cooley are two of my favorites...Also always check the players bye week...It will be listed in the magazines...You don't want (for example) two QBs who are on the same bye week...then you're screwed....We can talk more about this if you want to...You know where to find me!

  5. I should have known that you would laugh at me ;)

  6. to go along with what Beeze said....

    1. Never, under any circumstances, ever pick a kicker before the 8th round. It's just not worth the trouble. Kickers are expendable, they all score points (at least the ones that play) and there are guaranteed to be 32 kickers in the draft - each team must have one. Also, the points difference between the highest scorer and the lowest (non-zero) scorer isn't enough to justify an early pick - you're talking around 2 points per game difference. It's just not worth it.

    2. Pick a Running Back with your first 2 picks, or a RB and Wide Receiver. You NEED these players, and there are few of them that are worth having. Read up on guys who have nagging injuries before you decide who to pick. You want to pick a guy like DeAngelo Willams over Brian Westbrook, because Westbrook is a bigger health risk.

    3. When you look into picking up receivers, make sure you pick guys who are going to be on teams that like to pass the ball. You can find this information in the magazines Beeze speaks of. Chances are if a team has a great QB, then they have good receivers.

    4. After you get your RB's and WR's - pick up your QB and your Tight End. These two positions are sparse in the league, and as Beeze said, there are only a few TE's worth having. to go along with Witten and Cooley, I like Antonio Gates and Dallas Clark - both of them get a lot of catches and TD opportunities (more than most TE's do).

    5. As far as QB's, I would pick one of the following ... Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Carson Palmer, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Chad Pennington, Jason Campbell, or Donovan McNabb.

    Of course, there are hundreds of strategies on how to play your draft, and it all depends on how many teams are in your league and what your draft position is. Once you know this information I can give you more detailed strategies, if you want.

    If you have any questions, my email address is bwsmith25 at gmail dot com, or you can message me on facebook or through my website.