There are a lot of things I’ve observed over the last two weeks, such as my coworker’s collection of other people’s hair and the hole in my backyard that a family of armadillos has been digging for at least the past week. These are observations I could have done without and which you need not know, but for the sake of a segue, you were forced to. And no, this isn’t Zoey 101, and no one is getting a free Segway. I would call those sobservations, as they made me sob, and such is not the focus of this post. Today, I am instead introducing the bi-weekly fantasy football Hobbservations column, which I will be releasing throughout the upcoming season to break down some of my biggest takeaways from the gridiron. Since Week 1 is still over one week away, this debut installment includes my major Hobbservations from drafts I have participated in, trends I have noticed in those drafts, player values I am targeting, and notes I have from the back-end of NFL training camps that warrant reiteration. So, forget about that hair collection and the holes which fill our lives, and join me in the first Hobbservations article of the 2022 campaign.

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NFL. AFC. NFC. PAT. RPO. ADP. ECR. Fantasy football is filled with acronyms. And never forget RGS, Roger Goodell Smells. Two of the most common in the fantasy realm are ADP and ECR, which have become compnents of the everyday vocabulary for even the most casual players: Average Draft Position and Expert Consensus Ranking. Now, the ‘perts in this field do phenominal work. They’re never been better, but they’re still human (or donkeys). They get things wrong, just like I do. Sometimes when you look at the ECR hodgepodge, the end product is lacking common sense like a multimillionaire NFL player accepting a dare to soil a fire hydrant in public for five bucks. But today, we’ll stick to coins instead of bills, as I’ll provide my two “cents” on 15 players whose current ECR I disagree with. Sticking to the surface, I’ll make my case using relatively basic arguments and pointing out some common sense disagreements I have with the ECR breakdown.

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  The transition from college football to the NFL is becoming smoother by the year for rookies. In recent memory, Najee Harris, Saquon Barkley, D’Andre Swift, James Robinson, and others have had very successful rookie seasons. All these players were drafted in different spots ranging from the first round to undrafted completely. The reality is, […]

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As “The Dude” proclaimed to Brant and Jeffrey Lebowski in what is arguably the greatest comedy of my generation, “New shit has come to light”. For purposes of this post, “new shit,” is NFL training camp. Here is a quick update on that new shit. I have written a new blurb about each player that […]

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I continue my review of the updated Dynasty Rookie Draft Rankings with players 11-30. You may find some managers begin to check out when you reach this stage of your draft, so this is an opportunity to gain a leg up on your competition. 2022 was a deep draft class and 2022 contributors can be […]

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Stop the presses! I have made an update to my rankings. In my former life, where I was a mere consumer of fantasy football information, I used to wonder (sometimes aloud) “Why would a person need to update rankings when no games have been played?” It seemed like a logical question at the time. But […]

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About this time a year ago, many experts thought the 2022 draft class might be a little weak. Their reasoning seemed sound. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA adjusted its player eligibility rules allowing all players an extra season to play sports. Some thought the new Name Image Likeness (NIL) rules which allow an amateur player to profit from the commercial use of their, well Name Image or Likeness. So players get paid to stay in college. But neither cash nor the enticing extra senior season of being the man on campus was enough to stifle 2022. This class is loaded with depth. It lacks some of the over-the-top talents like Najee Harris and Ja’Marr Chase, but it doesn’t lack depth featuring many talented players who will almost certainly carve out significant roles early in their professional careers. The rankings of these players offer little more than a guide. I have done my best, but without the benefit of knowing their teams, rankings are an inexact science. This process is useful to get to know the new crop of talent growing our game.

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I typically write a Dynasty League Waiver Wire article in this space, which is helpful for teams in contention for a playoff spot. For this week’s post, I would like to offer some help and hope to those of you who are not contending for a playoff spot. Maybe you are in a rebuild or just had some injuries derail what would have been a good team; whatever the case may be, let’s get an early start on our league-mates and focus our attention this week on something sanguine like next season’s draft. I have listed a few Runningbacks that I like for the 2022 draft class.

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