Again, I still want to call this guy ‘Shonne Green’.  This is gonna drive me nuts all year.  It was announced that Shonn Greene will not be the third down running back heading into the 2012 fantasy football season.  Now I was fully prepared for him to battle Tim Tebow for goal line supremacy but this was a wrinkle that rankles with me.  What’s funny is when I googled him last week – and spelled his name right while I did it – every news snippet said ‘Shonn Greene preparing for a monster season’.  And yet, the fourth little snippet I found basically contradicted it.  Look, he’s the Jets RB1 but role may not be big enough to keep his current set up in my 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings.  Not that he was a prolific receiver last year, but he did nearly double his receptions in 2011 from 2010 (30 vs 16).  I assumed with the absence of LaDainian Tomlinson we’d see an increase.  If those go in reverse, Shonn is going to have a hard time scratching and clawing his way into staying in my top 20 for running backs.  The fall out of this will lead to either Joe McKnight or Bilal Powell getting 3rd down reps.  Reports are they’re currently even at training camp but Bilal has more experience in pass protection.  Notice we’re no longer talking fantasy football here?  One of them might emerge as a useful PPR guy in deeper league settings but the Jets ranked 25th in total offense last year so we’d really have to be in a deep league to garner value out of this piece of the news.  And with that, let us get on with a few more things buzzing around the headlines for fantasy football…wait, let’s jam on the breaks here.  We still have open leagues in our 2012 Razzball Commenter leagues and someone has to win Razzball goodies.  Why couldn’t it be you?  So go back to that link, sign up and smile.  Alright, now back to our regularly scheduled posting…

Peyton Hillis – Word on the street says Hillis came to camp in phenomenal shape and is rushing the ball with a sense of urgency and passion again.  That is the type of news that gets me all hot and bothered in a fantasy football sort of way.  I like Hillis coming into this season and for how cheap he’s going – average ADP according to Mock Draft Central has him at pick 99 – he’ll make up for all the other years I never had a Peyton on my team.

Eugene Amano – Yeah, I know you can’t draft this guy but he’s still relevant to your fantasy future, folks.  Eugene – the starting center for the Tennessee Titans – suffered a torn tricep on Saturday and will miss the rest of the season.  This is a team that has been a bit poor up the middle over the last few seasons, a big reason they signed former Seahawk/Viking Steve Hutchinson over the off-season.  For people looking for a rebound year from Chris Johnson, this might sting a bit.

Hakeem Nicks – All reports say he’s still on target to start the season but my report says there’s a 75% chance of rain on your parade.  Look, I mentioned earlier in the off-season I’m leery when a guy starts the season hurt while also looking at the same injury hampering one of Hakeem’s teammates the prior season longer than expected.  Just realize if you’re drafting this guy where he’s currently going that you may have him on your bench to start the year.  That wasn’t a threat it was a warning.  Take it easy over there.

Andre Johnson – Unless twitter is lying to me, you should be reading this while AJ is finding his way back onto the field after injuring his groin last week.  I know, I was just as surprised as you were to hear he was hurt I had a bit of an ‘accident’.  Bumps and dings happen all the time in training camp but there are certain guys that make one of my eyebrows go slightly higher than the other when I get wind of theirs and Andre is one of them.  I am not going to beat a dead horse here but I have him low in my wide receiver rankings because he can’t stay healthy.  News like this doesn’t make me want to change my mind or my underwear…because I had a sarcastic ‘accident’.  Look, I’m trying to tie things together here and you’re not helping with all this negativity!  Overall, the Fantasy Pros CheatSheetWizard tells me over 60 fantasy analysts have him as the consensus 4th wide receiver off the board in a PPR league right now, ahead of much safer bets to play a full season such as Roddy White and Greg Jennings.  Thankfully, I rearranged him on my personal cheat sheet so he’s where he should be for the risk you have to take with him.

Kevin Kolb – That’s not the type of play I expect to see at a HOF game.  The only positive we can garner from it was he did complete 50% of his passes.  Of course, to get that bad math we have to assume he meant to throw his first pass to the opposing team.  If you don’t, then he was 1/4 and there were no positives as he left the game with a rib contusion.  I seem to remember talking about Skelton taking over by the 4th or 5th week of the season.  Sounds like I might be wrong.  It might be much sooner.  Not a good start for Cards fans.

  1. Hot Sauce says:
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    Glad to see Hillis is ready to work, huge fan of him as a football fan. I am almost on the clock near the end of Round 8 in a 12-team message board draft and am looking running back. Who do you like best of the following group (PPR): Jonathan Stewart, Peyton Hillis, Stevan Ridley or C.J. Spiller. I love all of them at this slight bargain price, but they all have their drawbacks.

    Also, which side of the following trade do you like best (PPR again)?
    Michael Vick, Darren Sproles, Miles Austin and Jason Witten
    for
    Aaron Rodgers, Ahmad Bradshaw and Jermichael Finley

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hillis due to Jamaals size and stature

      Tough. I always like getting the best player but I’d still go Vick side

  2. B.o.B says:
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    I posted this in the Forums as well but thought this might be quicker…

    Ok my 10 team league allows for draft pick trades. Last season I traded away my 4th round pick for this season for Michael Vick in week 10 after my loser QB Schaub went down. Needless to say it did not work out…

    So anyways, other teams in the league, once they know they have no shot in making the playoffs, traded away their best players and added some high draft picks for the next season (we do put limitations on this so teams can’t stack up too much).

    We found out our draft positions early and I ended up with the 8th pick. So I currently have the 8th, 13th, 28th, 48th and 53rd for my first 5 picks. Not ideal by any means. I mean I have 1 pick between the 13th and 48th picks. I really need to fill that 4th round void…

    Well one GM who stacked up a little last season added an extra 3rd and 4th round pick. So he has the 7th, 14th, 23rd, 27th, 33rd, and 34th overall picks.

    Ok so my question is should I trade my 1st round pick (8th overall) for a couple of his extra picks? If so, what should I expect in return? Something like his 2nd round (14th overall) and one of his 3rd rounders (23rd or 27th overall), or is that too much? What about his 2nd and one of his 4ths or one of his 3rds and one of his 4ths? Pretty much what should I be asking for for my 1st round pick?

    Thanks for any help!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s fair to ask for a second and third. Really sorry about the forums. Was traveling most of yesterday

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Sky, no problem at all! I started off real high with his 2nd and one of his 3rds but he said he couldn’t do that but possibly his 2nd and one of his 4ths. I still think that would improve from 8, 13, 28, 48, 53 to 13, 14, 28, 33, 48, 53

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          That’s fair too. I’d do that the pick is key

  3. jaw says:
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    how would you rank the best position to draft from in a 10 team league? the way our league works is whoevers gets chosen as #1 by the random draft generator gets to choose his draft position first, #2 second, etc.

    my thoughts on the ranking of picks is 3,2,1,10,9,8,7,6,5,4

    getting one of the top 3 RBs seems ideal and i value them around the same. I don’t think anyone stands out after that (Rodgers at 4 but dont love the idea of taking a QB so early in a 1QB league where i can hopefully grab vick/romo/rivers in the 6th). What are your thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sorry for the delay in responding yesterday was a travel day. In a snake draft I always like to be near and end or beginning. Usually only find the middle frustrating. Value wise if I’m not top 3 for first round wouldn’t mind bottom two.

  4. Bow Tie says:
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    I would like to know if you guys are going to do a printable tier cheat-sheet. It really helped me as a rookie last year, and I know y’all are witty enough to have great names for them. If not I can just build my own, but it’d be nice if you had one. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      We will have one for you, just in the works of getting it up there

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