For a fourth straight season, Razzball will be interviewing local NFL beat writers for some actual in-depth football knowledge to shed some additional light on our fantasy football knowledge. Keep your eye out for an interview for every NFL team through the summer. This installment comes courteous of Josh Kirkendall from leading Cincinnati Bengals blog Cincy Jungle:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Judge…audience…people of the jury. What we have here today in front of us is a case so vile…so heinous…so uncomfortably dramatized by the writer that we must bring it to light so that others might find a way to ease this poor man’s suffering. BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been a stand-up RB2 for most of the year and his efforts have gone virtually ignored. For every bright and shiny new running back toy we’ve found on the waiver wire, whether it was Bryce Brown or David Wilson, BJGE has been the rock that has guided his team to glory and what has he been given? Has he received recognition? Has he received acceptance? Does he even receive many lede paragraphs? No! He goes about his business every week just like he did this week with 106 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries to go over 100 yards rushing for the 4th time in 5 weeks. Ladies and Gentleman of the jury I ask you, are those the numbers of a man who deserves such disregard? If he were on your fantasy football team would you simply say ‘yeah, I benched him for Jonathan Dwyer this week, so what?’. No, it’s high time we realize that Green-Ellis has been one of the most consistent backs to own this year and sing his praises. And with that, the defense rests *Que good ‘ole Eric Clapton guitarin*. Ok, that was fun now back to real fantasy talk. I almost wrote a sleeper post about him in the off-season but got scared when I heard Bernard Scott would split touches with him. I like my backs to be masters of their backfield domain and I rarely buy into the 50/50 or 60/40 splits if they’re announced ahead of time. Coming into Thursday Night Football, BJGE was on the cusp of RB1 territory with the 14th most points by a Running Back on the season in PPR formats and has been the 7th best back in the same setting over the last 4 weeks. Now I’m not telling you it’s been beautiful. Far from it. There were some rough weeks to start the year but those are all in the past now. The Law Firm has been true to his moniker: fair, just and insanely boring unless you dramatize the crap out of it a la Dick Wolf. In other 2012 fantasy football news from Thursday Night Football…Please, blog, may I have some more?
NFL Week 1 Fantasy Injury Report EARLY GAMES Indianapolis at Chicago CHI LB Brian Urlacher and IND LB Pat Angerer are both listed as questionable. Philadelphia at Cleveland RB Trent Richardson (knee) is questionable but likely to play against the Eagles. He had a knee surgery just four weeks ago. You’ll know for sure how […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s that time of year. A time when everyone is looking at their fantasy baseball team in disgust while they turn to fantasy football drafts for hope and a reason to live again. It’s a bittersweet season where we look upon our Sundays with a sense of joy and wonder in our eyes. It’s also […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
For yet another season, Razzball will be interviewing local NFL beat writers for some in-depth actual football knowledge to sway some insight in our fantasy football knowledge. Keep your eye out for an interview for every NFL team through the summer and check out each one on the “2012 Fantasy Football Team Previews” link. This installment […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
When we left off our top 20 running backs for 2012 Fantasy Football, we were still rounding out the ‘Team’s #1 RB option until proven worthless’ tier and I’ll fully admit my faith in this position was shaken to it’s core. I really hated ranking Shonne Green ahead of…well anyone but that’s the life of […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Happy football day, Razzball nation! Doc is out wrestling grizzly bears, running with wolves, taming wild boars and generally creating breathtaking stories of perseverance and triumph to tell his future grandchildren some day. In other words, Doc is out on vacation this weekend so you’re stuck with me and my fantasy wisdom to get you […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Fantasy Football thoughts and opinions heading into NFL Week 1. New Orleans 34, Green Bay 42 I think the NFL should have used this version of an American anthem to kick off the season. Pierre Thomas, not Darren Sproles, was the running back in the first part of the two minute drill. Head coach […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
You’re preparing for your fantasy draft and maybe have even participated in a few by now. I’ve participated in one or two or fifty-seven myself, including one on Thursday night. The fine folks over at fantasyknuckleheads.com invited Razzball to be a part of an experts fantasy draft, and since I’m the resident knucklehead, I went […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
(Doc’s Note: Frequent commenter Calogera gave us a nice look at some running backs in the comments who might be worth getting your Yukon Cornelius prospector’s pick out for. I thought I’d share it with the rest of ya’ll.) Picking the right speculative RB is very important. I found this out when I got BJax […]Please, blog, may I have some more?