With the relevant portion of the NFL preseason behind us, it's time for some stream-of-consciousness takes on what fantasy owners may have learned this month.
• Without looking at the stat sheet, I can only recall two
• As I stated
• I don't care who wins the Cardinals' QB job (
• I may be stubborn, but I'm not stupid. That's why I'm wiling to eat a big bag of crow over the
• I've mentioned this a few times on Twitter, but Chargers rookie
• Speaking of rookies, I'll wager dollars to donuts -- cue
• Speaking of bets, I'll wager my entire Fantasy Clicks salary that
• On Aug. 8, just hours before the Bengals and Cowboys christened the season with the Hall of Fame Game,
• I've been inundated with "super-sleeper" queries involving wide receivers on Twitter. So here goes my list of Round 14 or later guys who could become certifiable diamonds this season:
I got a first-hand look at Twitter's awesome power for instant gratification on Friday night. While chatting away with a bunch of my followers, I hatched the spur-of-the-moment idea of creating/hosting a real 12-team auction league with the actual draft coming 18 minutes later. Upon posting information on how to join the league, I was amazed to see the its remaining 11 openings get filled in less than 90 seconds; and even better, 10 of the 11 owners were current Twitter fans. How cool is that?
Here are the partial results from the New England 784676 league (worst ... name ... ever). You'll notice some of the teams have adopted names of current
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Ross Tucker Jr.
This week's non-SI gem comes from
Here's my revised stance on
Taking this into account, I am now comfortable with investing a Round 6-8 flyer on Jackson in standard leagues. But all this August love will be rendered moot if Sept. 4 comes and goes with nary a peep.
Just like real-world football, fantasy owners
By my count, there are 14 legitimate workhorse tailbacks among the 32 NFL teams. A "workhorse" back is someone who logs more than 50 percent of the carries/touches in three scenarios: 1) first down 2) 3rd and long, and 3) goal-line touches. Here are the Alpha-dog rushers (in no particular order):
1. Chris Johnson, Titans
Conversely, here are the 18 greatest time-shares at running back:
Savvy readers of SI.com might've noticed the proliferation of fantasy videos --
In memoriam of the unseen videos, here's the verbatim script from my Ten Commandments Of Drafting.
Today's edition of It's All About The Slot comes by special request and with two major caveats: In this make-believe league, quarterbacks get 6 points per passing TD (plus 1 point per 20 yards passing) and calls for three individual defenders in the starting lineup (always target tackling-machine linebackers). Hmmm, this seems like the only scenario for breaking my rule of
Here's the strategy:
Round 1, Pick 11: Motive -- Best overall player
Round 2, Pick 14 overall: Motive -- Best RB available or A-Rodgers
Round 3, Pick 35 overall: Motive -- Best RB available
Round 4, Pick 38 overall: Motive -- Best WR/RB available
Round 5, Pick 59 overall: Motive -- Best Tier II tailback or elite TE
Round 6, Pick 62 overall: Motive -- Best RB or elite TE
Round 7, Pick 83 overall: Motive -- Best TE or potential workhorse back
Round 8, Pick 86 overall: Motive -- Best player available
Round 9, Pick 107 overall: Motive -- Best RB/WR available
Round 10, Pick 110 overall: Motive -- Best player available
Round 11, Pick 131: Motive -- Best WR/RB/QB available
Round 12, Pick 134: Motive -- Best player available (flyer pick)
Round 13, Pick 155: Motive -- Best WR/TE/QB available
Round 14, Pick 158: Motive -- Best QB available
Round 15, Pick 179: Motive -- Best kicker available
Round 16, Pick 182: Motive -- Best linebacker available