Shaking the 0-2 fantasy blues
As a member of roughly 384 fantasy football leagues in the last seven years, I do not recall ANY 0-3 club ever winning the Fantasy Bowl -- regardless if four, six or eight teams qualified for the playoffs. So, if you're sitting at 0-2 but realistically harboring thoughts of a championship ... welcome to your first must-win week of 2010!
The pressure to win notwithstanding, this is certainly not a time to panic during trade discussions. There's no need for a fire sale involving
Consider this an early Christmas present, or your first Jedi mind trick of the young season. If you have some fantasyland money to burn, offer B-Jax's owner a quality WR3 and $40 ($150 salary cap) for the "burden" of owning Jackson, who will start generating Grant-esque fantasy goodness sooner than later.
As for defenses, be leery of high-profile teams that aren't registering sacks (Saints, Bears, Broncos) or creating takeaways (Ravens, Cowboys); and don't fall in love with a popular club's special teams if you cannot identify their punt- or kick-returners within 10 seconds. Name-brand familiarity (aka
In general terms, here's a list of the 20 best available free agents for 12-team, standard-scoring leagues:
This is a reminder to everyone that I'll be hosting a
If given a complete do-over, here's how we'd rank the receivers before the August drafts:
A receiver is only as good as his quarterback and the number of opportunities he gets to make a catch; and these "Targets" should factor heavily with owners when choosing to snag (or drop) a talent in PPR leagues. It goes without saying, owners must
1. Roddy White, Falcons -- 35 targets
Mainstream fantasy sites, like SI.com, are obviously a hit with fantasygoers. But there's always room for alternative media in the marketplace, especially when the authors are hilariously shouting from the rooftops about benching Arian Foster in Week 1, or the prospect of trusting
The first must-see blog is
Next up ...
1. Andre Johnson vs. Dallas
TBS for giving
But then again, I said the same thing about