Ad this fantasy football season limps into full affect I wanted to take a break from tv, podcast , mock drafts and ADP talk to take a look at some news and a few silly things I have seen and heard.
Over the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend I had a chance to talk fantasy football with a former Green Bay Packers RB who not only told me but pulled out his phone to show me that he took the Seahawks Def in the 1st round of his draft.
Now as you could imagine I wanted to and tried to talk him out of it quite passionately , I’m sure it was hard to take me seriously as I was laughing hoping to see a candid camera host pop out some place.
Yes I think it is silly to take a Def in the 8th round (Seahawks ADP right now) in 12 team leagues but after some poking around I might have just changed my mind a bit…Just a BIT!!
Look last year the Hawks Def scored 195 fantasy points… That one more then both Dez Bryant and Adrian Peterson .Eddie Lacy and Brandon Marshall(198) only scored 3 more fantasy points then the Seattle def and both guys are going in the 1st round .Aj Green managed to out score the Def by 8 points while other guys like Demarco Murray(189) and Alshon Jeffery(186) finished behind the Seattle Seahawalks in points. Look I’m not saying go crazy here but maybe the 7th or 8th round is not so crazy for a player(Seahawks) that can give you top 30 overall points in and around picks 90-96 overall.
St.Louis Rams have listed Kenny Britt as the teams starting WR on its depth charts. Here’s a guys fantasy owners every year over drafted him looking for that big season out of him, Off the field issues and injures has derailed any hope of that. With a ADP of 13.2 right now Britt has become a true sleeper WR this season with zero risk and what we hope is a ton of upside.
Same will go for Josh Gordon who finished 2013 as the number one WR in fantasy points who is also facing a one-year suspension with a current ADP of round 12 in 12 team league and no word for 1-3 week on if it gets lifted or reduced. Here’s the deal I truly think the NFL will wait until last second to announce anything leaving fantasy owners in limbo. If my draft was today I would absolutely take the risk in round 12 on Gordon , by round 12 your filling in your flex if not bench guys your hoping to hit on and if he is out for the season WR is so deep take a guy like Nick,Hopkins and even rookie WR Mike Evans in round 10 .
If Gordon does play I’m guessing he would still sit for 6-8 games and being that deep into the season and getting a guy like him for a playoff push would be like a free gift or a crazy late season trade that would put you over the hump.
James Jones now with Oakland who in the last two years with Green Bay had 24TD is listed as the 2 team WR .
Adrian Peterson will not see any action this pre season.. Don’t be shocked at this news Peterson has not had a per season snap since 2011.
Here’s some news as to what I’ll be doing this fantasy football season
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Now here’s one of the coolest things I’ll be doing this season …
When I lived in St.Louis I had a favorite radio show The Dave Glover Show hashtag #DGS971 now this show helped get me though some bad times.. A job I hated a divorce . It was my my best friend mon-fri for a few hours a day. Now keep in mind going into the media business was not even on my radar, from show one I never missed it. Now I live in Michigan and podcast all 4 hours of the show and over the last 2 years they (Dave and Max) have let me become part of this one thing that has been part of my life . I take more pride in the 5 min hits I do for them then any of my other projects.
So this fantasy football season I will be giving the DGS fans fantasy football advice via the DGS blog I’ll give you sit/starts and matchup advice while answering email questions!!
Keep a eye out for more info here or go to the Dave Glover Show Blog or head over to ITunes and Download the show.
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