Sign up for a feed and get posts automatically.





Enter your email address:



Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google
Add Fantasygods Blog to Newsburst from CNET News.com
Subscribe in Rojo

Add to My AOL
Subscribe in FeedLounge
Add to netvibes
Subscribe in Bloglines



Add this blog to my Technorati Favorites!


Monday, August 22, 2005

Deep Thoughts

Most likely, you are about a week away from your fantasy draft, so it’s time to make those final preparations. Of course, you make observations from the many pre-season games you’ve taken in so far. Besides, what are you going to do, watch baseball? Here are some things I’ve noticed from the exhibition season:

Donovan McNabb has looked very impressive without TO, so far. Especially, I liked the 27 yard scamper against the Raven defense on Saturday night. He looks thinner and even a little bit faster, if that’s possible. Also, on the plus side, he didn’t lose his breath (low blow). On the flip side, everyone’s been talking about Kyle Boller this year on it being a make or break. Looks like break to anyone with half a brain. Ok, maybe it was only people in Baltimore doing the talking. Another guy looking mighty awful is Ben Rothlisberger.

Many folks are worried that Dante Culpepper is going to have a down year due to the departure of Randy Moss. However, he has had a rather effective pre-season, with the offense seemingly becoming less predictable. As a matter of fact, Nate Burleson and Marcus Robinson give Culpepper two nice options in what will be a spreading of the ball offense. Because of this, I think Travis Taylor is a good sleeper to target.

I do not understand why Michael Vick is always highly sought after in Fantasy drafts. He is more hype and entertaining to watch more than anything else. What I’ve seen so far this year doesn’t change my mind – especially with such a poor receiving corps. Certainly, his advantage is in running the ball with the potential for 6 point rushing TDs in addition to 4 point passing for leagues that score that way. To me, the running puts him at a greater risk for injury.

Carson Palmer has looked rusty over the first two exhibition games going 16-35, however, I still like him as my starting Fantasy QB. He finished strong last season and everything seems to be in place (aka, the Johnson’s) for him to have a big year.

Willis McGahee is going to make owners cringe this season with knee worries. However, it’s good to note, so far, so good. Speaking of worry, Clinton Portis has been battling an elbow injury in camp. It’s not the injury, per say, that worries me. I’ll put it to you this way, if you draft Portis as your #1 RB, thank you. On the other hand, Lamont Jordan rolled off 9-62yds this weekend and is positioned to put up some monster numbers this year. Did you see Brian Westbrook cut past Ray Lewis for a TD on Saturday night? Looking good as your #2 back, isn’t he... Can someone tell me why Deuce McAllister got 20 carries against New England, Thursday night?. Hey, Jim, it’s an exhibition game!

Steve Smith is looking like he is picking up where he left off. 8-69yds in a half of work convinces me that he should be a #1 WR on someone’s Fantasy team – hopefully mine. From the “3 year WR breakout theory” department, Charles Rogers seems to be poised to put up some numbers this year – if he can manage to keep his collar bone in one piece.


Closing Thoughts

Mushin Muhammad, it was nice knowing you.

What’s up with the trade for Andre Davis in New England? Perhaps you should remove David Terrell from your sleeper list.

Randy Moss likes to toke it every blue moon – and Tiki Barber fumbles…

If you have the #1 pick and do not take LaDainian Tomlinson, you deserve to lose.

19 Comments:

Blogger Uncle Mike said...

If nothing else your site made me think for a few minutes.

Nope it didn't hurt....LOL
BA1

8/23/2005 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger homo unius libri said...

Thank you oh wise ones for guiding this hapless pilgrim through the wilderness into the promised Endzone!

BA~~124

8/23/2005 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I've been looking at your blog and I think you have a very good chance of getting listed at our blog directory, "High Class Blogs."

I encourage you to submit your site at approvals@highclassblogs.com as
soon as you can. Not only do I think your blog will be approved, I think you have a good chance of winning an award if you choose to
nominate yourself.

Check out the directory at
http://www.highclassblogs.com and then send along the following
information to:

approvals@highclassblogs.com

1) Blog Title
2) Blog Url
3) Blog Description

If you put "endorsed by Steve" in the subject line I can all but guarantee you will be approved and your blog will be listed.

Regards,

Steve Davidson
High Class Blogs
www.highclassblogs.com

8/25/2005 12:29:00 AM  
Blogger brewsmith said...

Im sorry I couldnt get past the title " Deep Thoughts ". . . my mind instantly recalled really old SNL skits. . . .

8/25/2005 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your site is very good!
Congratulations!

phentermine

8/25/2005 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like your news clips. Visit anytime, And Im always looking for new reads.

tramadol cod

8/25/2005 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger jklb said...

100 blogs in 100 days, day 4: The Y Logs
Day 4 of 100 blogs in 100 days sees us dash across the Atlantic for a blog from Yzabel Blog: The Y Logs About:"The Y Logs contain mostly reflexions about writing and blogging, with tips that I gather along the ...
Hello neat blog you got, great stuff I bookmarked it.

I have a commercial fans site/blog. Covering all commercial fans related stuff.

Come see it if you get time.

8/25/2005 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger GandalfUK said...

Hi there just thought id drop in and say hello, and also have a little read of your blog....it's better than mine...lol
my satellite tv service related site might be of interest to you.
if not now then maybesatellite tv service is something for the future

8/25/2005 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really liked your blog. I am going to bookmark it for future visits
I have a similar Acne Scar site. It pretty much covers Acne Scar related stuff.

You are welcome to check it out if you get time :-)

8/25/2005 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger Dirty Kafir said...

Interesting insight, and I agree with you on Vick. I've never picked him, but the idea he might be ready for a breakout season is tempting. When you have a player in Vick as talented, both in the air and on the ground, as Vick, you think twice. He's just too big of a gamble to pick anywhere above the 5th round in a 12-team league.

8/26/2005 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Fantasy Football Rankings said...

Hi there Glacies, nice blog here! I am looking for Fantasy Football Player Rankings blogs, but yours stood out to me despite really having nothing to do with Fantasy Football Player Rankings stuff. Seems like a lot of people enjoy your Deep Thoughts blog and I will bookmark you! Thanks...

12/15/2005 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets said...

Glacies - nice blog. I was looking for Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets sites, but I am glad I found your Deep Thoughts blog, because it is quite entertaining! I will come back and check it out! Off to find more Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets blogs/sites... see ya and thanks!

12/20/2005 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Fantasy Football said...

Hi Glacies - I was out searching for Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets related sites and stumbled across your blog. Deep Thoughts is not exactly what I was looking for, but I still stayed and sniffed around a bit! Nice site! I am off to find Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets related stuff, but I will stop by again soon! Keep up the good work!

12/29/2005 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Fantasy Football Rankings said...

Hi Glacies - I was out searching for Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets related sites and stumbled across your blog. Deep Thoughts is not exactly what I was looking for, but I still stayed and sniffed around a bit! Nice site! I am off to find Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets related stuff, but I will stop by again soon! Keep up the good work!

1/03/2006 03:15:00 PM  
Blogger FantasyFootballHelpers.com said...

Blogger - nice blog. I was looking for Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets sites, but I am glad I found your Deep Thoughts blog, because it is quite entertaining! I will come back and check it out! Off to find more Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets blogs/sites... see ya and thanks!

1/09/2006 05:00:00 PM  
Blogger FFH said...

Hi there Glacies, nice blog here! I am looking for Fantasy Football Player Rankings blogs, but yours stood out to me despite really having nothing to do with Fantasy Football Player Rankings stuff. Seems like a lot of people enjoy your Deep Thoughts blog and I will bookmark you! Thanks...

1/13/2006 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger FFH said...

Hi Glacies - I was out searching for Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets related sites and stumbled across your blog. Deep Thoughts is not exactly what I was looking for, but I still stayed and sniffed around a bit! Nice site! I am off to find Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets related stuff, but I will stop by again soon! Keep up the good work!

1/17/2006 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger FFH said...

Hey Glacies - got lost looking for Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets info but found your great blog! Deep Thoughts is not exactly Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets related, but I still gave it a good look and will come back.. Thanks.

1/19/2006 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been following this site and so far the site
has produced over a 10% return. So far its a free
site.

rickjshandicappingpicks.blogspot.com/

10/14/2006 05:56:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home