As the second round of the draft started early on a Saturday I decided to head out to one of my favorite bars in San Diego and watch what I anticipated to be a very interesting draft after an exciting first round. As the draft unfolded there were a lot of surprises causing a lot of controversy with draft “experts”. I was also given the experience that we saw Geno Smith go through in the first round as I waited and waited for my player of 2013 Johnathan Franklin to be drafted. Was it the second round? No Was it the third round? No Maybe the fourth? Yes after hours of waiting Johnathan Franklin was finally drafted behind my least favorite running back Eddie Lacy to the Green Bay Packers. I can only hope that I am right about both and Franklin becomes the every down back I envisioned him to be for the Packers, but enough about me lets talk about the rest of the draft. One thing that we did see was that after a fairly offensive line and defensive player heavy first round the offensive skill players started to fly off the board and land in some very intriguing situations. As fantasy football enthusiasts these are the players we care about most. Lets take a look at a round two and three analysis of the players and how their landing spot effects their value for fantasy football in 2013 and in the future.Please, blog, may I have some more?
With the first round of the draft completed and behind us we begin to absorb the aftermath and feel the effects from what was anything but a normal opening day that appeared to match the intensity of the anticipation leading up to it. With 9 picks being offensive lineman and 18 being defensive players that leaves us with 5 picks that could be considered fantasy football relevant for 2013 and in future NFL seasons. Many of you will be unhappy with the pick your team made but we still have 6 rounds to go and there is plenty of talent in those middle rounds, if you are still upset just think about the Cowboys who took a center in the first round. Now that should make you feel better, unless you are a Cowboys fan and if so I apologize, well not really, go complain to Jerry. Lets take a look at some of the picks that could be assets to fantasy teams in 2013.Please, blog, may I have some more?
So you just had an amazing fantasy football season and love your team? Oh well too bad and good luck next year where you can start all over. I swear this made me feel like shedding some man tears like Vern Davis. This was the story year after year of playing fantasy football, that was until I found a new format that allows you to keep and control your team year after year which made me want to smile wider than Joe Flacco after that elite payday. The dynasty format is becoming increasingly more popular as general players become true enthusiasts or addicts of fantasy football. This year Razzball will be covering everything dynasty to cover your needs in start up drafts, rookie drafts, trades and weekly rankings. For now lets go over the basics of dynasty formats including strategy and how it differs from redraft formats.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Sorry for Partying. That phrase has become synonymous with one of the most explosive Tight Ends to hit the NFL in recent years and though the media makes it sound like fun, we fantasy owners are not amused. Whether it’s having a shirtless dance off after the Super Bowl, hooking up with a Lolita in Aruba or whatever it is he’s doing here, Rob Gronkowski has always been one to take life not too seriously and has some major meat-head tendencies. Not that the NFL hasn’t had meat heads in the past that we all loved to laugh along with. I mean, Brian Bosworth is still making movies to this day with just the same amount of box office success as when he was in his prime. I mean, take a look at Boz’s Revelation Road. It came out in 2013. It’s also streamable on Netflix in 2013. PS, we’re still in April of 2013. As long as you’re not a meat head yourself, the math is pretty basic on how bad of a film that is. All this to say, this meat head lifestyle can work out just fine. But notice I’m not talking about on field exploits here? Exactly my point: sorry for partying isn’t gonna cut it if Rob is sidelined after rumors of another surgery is needed on his left forearm. This surgery would be #4, BTW. There have been infection issues up to this point and now the word is that the healing process on the bones has been ‘non-union’. No word yet on if they’ve tried having these surgeries outside of Wisconsin. But more to the point, whether it’s fair or not, these off field excursions have to make fantasy owners a little worried about a full dedication to his health. If you’re gonna draft a guy in the top 20, you kinda want to have faith that he’ll rehab from surgery correctly and be ready to start the season, no? Rhetorical. Of COURSE you do. The key thing here is that Rob is of a special class of TE, the rare ‘set it and forget it’ type that we all love but we might not have that from him for the 2013 Fantasy Football season and this scares us all greatly. Sorry for partying indeed, Mr. Gronk. If there is yet another surgery and the infection lingers, owners might wanna shy away from Rob for this season in redraft leagues unless he goes low enough. In other news for fantasy football…Please, blog, may I have some more?
With the 2013 NFL Draft just around the corner, we need to start looking at all the information we have and start preparing for our rookie drafts that could make or break your dynasty or redraft teams. With this particular draft, as stated many times before, there is a lot of depth in talent but not necessarily any standout prospects at the Quarterback, Running Back or Wide Receiver positions.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Over the course of the off-season we’ll be looking back at some of the rookie seasons from 2012 in the hopes that we can get a feel for what their 2013 fantasy football season holds and whether or not we should target them in drafts. Today the review subject is Vick Ballard.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Alright, it’s time to do your best Home Alone impression everyone so go grab your dad or your grandad’s aftershave and slap it on. Even though it’s early, the New York Jets are stating that Mike Goodson is the favorite to be the starting running back for them in 2013. And now here’s where you do your best Joe Pesci impersonation as that news sets your head on fire. But watch your language there, this post is rated PG! Ok, it’s not I’m just sh!ttin ya, curse away. There needs to be an R-rated version of Home Alone just to hear Pesci drop the F-bomb. Isn’t it odd looking back over his career to see all these foul-mouthed gangsters and then to have some kid beat the living crud out of him and only to hear him say ‘shoot’ and ‘gee willickers’? Maybe he just hadn’t had his Snickers on set, we know how people aren’t themselves when they’re hungry. But more to the point, something tells me Pesci and his cronies would like this move by the Jets. Yes, in my world all American-Italians love Gang Green. Heck, even Grey Albright does and he doesn’t know a damn thing about football.Please, blog, may I have some more?
It wasn’t long ago that the Tight End position was something that you regarded about as highly as a Kicker on your fantasy football teams. But with the evolution of football, the relevance and need for a top Tight End has grown.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Over the course of the off-season we’ll be looking back at some of the rookie seasons from 2012 in the hopes that we can get a feel for what their 2013 fantasy football season holds and whether or not we should target them in drafts. Today the review subject is Ryan Tannehill.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The news hit my twitterfeed like there was a cure for cancer. Arizona trades for Carson Palmer! Finally, Larry Fitzgerald has a real quarterback throwing to him! It’ll be just like old times for Fitzy! And this is much longer than twitter will ever allow for one tweet! It must’ve been broken up over like 5! And I can’t stop using exclamation points!!!…!!! It’s true, the Cardinals finally got their man in Carson to do away with the 3-headed dreck of Stanton, Hoyer and Skelton for the season and it’s also true that Carson will most likely be successful in his stint in the desert. But let’s do like your mother did when you said you’d grow up to marry a Super Model and create a sock that never loses its elasticity: lower your expectations. It’s true that Carson is an upgrade over all those guys – and even Kevin Kolb who’s now with the Bills – but the upgrade that’s still needed hasn’t truly happened. Unless you think being a quarterback in Arizona is linked to the world’s oldest profession, you realize a QB can’t do their job while lying on their back. The Cardinals had either the worst or at least bottom 5 among offensive lines in the NFL last year according to most metrics. Don’t worry, Americans, you don’t have to understand the metric system to get how bad these stats are. The Cardinals line gave up the fourth most sacks (49), had the lowest ‘adjusted line yards’ mark at 2.92 and the team as a whole averaged 3.4 yards per carry on the ground. Those stats are like a surgeon performing a transplant: disheartening. However, the good thing we can say here is the Raiders line was not leaps and bounds better so there’s hope for a reasonable season to come from Carson and from his receiving crew. Just don’t go crazy with the twitter love and exclamation points about it. In other 2013 fantasy football news…Please, blog, may I have some more?