Not gonna lie, as of this typing, there are a lot of Running Backs I’d like to own in 2013. Like A LOT of them if you didn’t get the cut of my jib the first time. The position feels oddly, dare I say it, deep this year. Of course, injuries haven’t happened yet and neither has suckitude so saying it’s deep might be premature. That’s what she said! What? Anyways, we just keep trucking along on our 2013 Fantasy Football Rankings and we’re glad to have you along. So with that, let’s dive in to the top 20 running backs and how they’re ranked for the 2013 fantasy football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?
And so it begins. What once was a quaint and quiet summer turns it’s sun-squinting eyes towards fall and all the joy it entails. Look beyond your fun in the sun and trudge with me into the cold, crisp quiet of the Autumnal turn towards the gridiron as we inspect the players you’re going to put at the top of your draft queue. Fear not, rugged nobleman, for this journey – though long – will have a guide. A guide who is here to keep you on the path towards glory and – if the Lord wills it – victory and all the fruits that go with it. Your goblets forever filled with mead and your women (or men) scantily clad while they feed you grapes and shizz…sorry, ran out of steam on this epic yarn inspired by really liking LOTR-type movies and things. You ever notice how actors do movies like that with weird British accents even when the characters aren’t actually British? Is Brit supposed to be the tone you go for when you’re trying to sound serious? Why not Australian? I believed Rocko when he told ME garbage day was a very dangerous day…wait, where was I? Oh yeah, let’s kick this off right with a look at the top 10 players for the 2013 fantasy football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?
So the dead zone strikes again as I try to filter out the unimportant sports news of baseball and the NBA playoffs, don’t even ask me who’s in the playoffs as I really have no idea. I look to what little headlines in sports intrigue me. The NFL Draft seems to be a hot topic of discussion as it was announced that the draft will be pushed two weeks later which in my opinion really doesn’t make that much of a difference although people are completely losing their minds over this. What if it falls on Mothers Day? No problem, do what you always do order some prearranged flowers from a .com florist and tune into what is the best draft in sports. The way I look at it, it gives us two more weeks to dig into our already over-analysis of the future stars in what is the greatest sport, football.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The NFL Draft is many different things for many different teams. For teams like the Jaguars, it’s a time to regroup and rebuild towards the future. For others like the 49ers, it’s a time for the rich to get richer. For teams like the Cowboys, it’s a time to make confusing picks and further alienate their fanbase. How ’bout dem Cowboys? You ever wonder if Jerry Jones just likes playing with his money but pretends he really cares? Like he goes to restaurants and orders Peking Duck then gives them $100 bills to wrap his leftovers up in then takes it outside and sets it on fire for no apparent reason? Then later announces he doesn’t understand why his leftovers tasted bad? Yeah, me too. But I start with this intro so that we can discuss the Seattle Seahawks and their drafting of Christine Michael. Now clearly anything and everything I say is pure speculation here. I have no insider information nor do I have Spidey senses, though my left arm is tingling. Signs of a possible heart attack. Thanks, WebMD! Though more than likely it’s because I passed out while reaching into a cooler full of dry ice. Yeah, that’s not possible without more serious issues but this is the internet and we lie about shizz all the time. But more to the point, Marshawn Lynch has carried a large load over the last couple of years…hehe, ‘load’. For reals, since 2011 Lynch has touched the ball 351 times. Sure, that’s not a 400 carry pace which always raises the warning flag but you have to consider the running style here. Lynch isn’t exactly someone you’d call a ‘dancer’ in the hole. They don’t call him Beast Mode for nothing as he’s not one to back down from contact and that style of running can catch up to you pretty quickly. When you factor the nagging back injury issues, this 27 year old running back might be closer to a 30 year old one in terms of tread on the tires. Of course and again, this is all pure speculation but it IS odd that the Seahawks would draft a running back of a similar build and style to Marshawn so high in the draft when the team had other spots that many thought would be addressed. Overall, this draft pick could resonate louder after this season but it’s also a sign that the Seahawks do not see Turbin as anything more than a change of pace back and that Christine Michael is the back to own if you are looking to handcuff Lynch for the 2013 Fantasy Football season…oooooooh, I’m not done yet. We’re working on a Razzball Football Glossary Term page like the Fantasy Baseball side has and we want to
steal praise your glorious minds by putting your definitions in for some much needed fantasy football funny for terms. We’re totally FUBU around here. So below are some topics of discussion and you’re free to throw ideas out there on other ones as well. We don’t discriminate but we do playa hate. Wait, what? Anyways, your input is needed, Razzball Nation so put on your thinking caps – mine looks like an upside down ice cream cone – and tickle our fancy with your input….oh, a secondary psyching? Yep! We did an off-season podcast last week if you didn’t know about the 2013 NFL Draft and some of the off season moves. We recorded it around a drum circle while @NickCapozzi and @jaywrong did interpretive dance about their affections for Jennifer Lawrence. It was haunting…but for reals, help us out below, we’d greatly appreciate it and love you forever or at least until we forget you were the one that helped us.
Free at last, free at last, thank gawd almighty we are free at last! Razzball has <3′ed this man for a while and we kept saying to ourselves and anyone else who would listen, If only he were given the chance to be a starter somewhere.Please, blog, may I have some more?
There is a general inkling in fantasy football that the third year of a wide receiver’s career can and usually is their breakout year in the NFL. Over the course of the off-season, Razzball will take a look at some wideouts heading into their third year in the league and see if they’re a breakout candidate for 2013 fantasy football. This week we will review Randall Cobb.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Well, this one is gonna be short and sweet. Well maybe not sweet. Might actually be dry. But things can be dry and sweet at the same time, though, right? Think raisins and dates here. So let’s whip out the food dehydrator, make some dried mango slices and see how this new rule is going to affect our 2013 fantasy football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?
Yesterday or as I like to call it, ‘the day before real trades could be made but just like the Alex Smith trade no one pays attention to these arbitrary dates’, the Seattle Seahawks traded away multiple draft picks to pick up the disgruntled Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings. The internet was abuzz, ablaze and other things that start with ‘ab’ upon hearing the news, especially from Seahawks fans. But before we fans – yes, I’m a Seahawk fan and yes I still b!tch about all those bad calls from Super Bowl XL to this very day – get too ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look at Percy, what he does and how he fits within the Seahawks for 2013 fantasy football…Please, blog, may I have some more?
As we look back on my projections for the top 20 running backs for 2012 fantasy football, I would like to say I feel I nailed it. Unfortch, unlike that one famous carpenter that was around prior to AD, I’m not good with a hammer and injuries always seem to rattle this position to it’s core when you go to review. There were plenty of surprises, some pleasant and some not so, but the people who drafted players like Maurice Jones-Drew or Ryan Mathews may never play this wonderful and wacky game again. In the end, the top 20 at this position were most likely the least injured players more so than they were the best players at times during the year which is to say, it wasn’t always sexy to own some of these backs. For the meat and potatoes of this conversation, since we don’t have a player rater yet, we’re going to rely on yahoo PPR rankings for our review. So with the groundwork set, let’s take a look back at the top 20 running backs for 2012 fantasy football…Please, blog, may I have some more?
With only four games in play this weekend, there’s not a while lot you can do with your FanDuel teams. If you’re playing a large contest, odds are you’re going to find somebody with a (nearly) identical roster. That’s just the rub.Please, blog, may I have some more?