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Fantasy Football 2008

We had a good thread last year about this and I know you motherfuckers get down with fantasy football. Good picks? Sleepers? Rookies?

The Bayshore Yagabawms are gonna set records this year for me :wink:

Really fuckers?

NOBODY here plays?

I’m in two leagues + Fantasy College Football on CBS. In one of my leagues I have Peyton/Braylon/Plax. I think I’m gonna’ beast.

Sleeper pick at QB goes to JaMarcus Russell. And no, I’m not a raiders fan!

I’m not saying this guy is going to have much fantasy value this year but keep an eye on RB Justin Forsett (Seahawks). I may be a “homer” but this kid’s a bad ass!

I actuallyd drafted Darren McFadden somewhat early. I think he’s gonna’ be solid.

How does Fantasy Football work? I’m not joking. I wanted to get She Say and her mother in a league as She Say’s dad just passed away and I figured it would distract everyone.

Thanks.

[quote]sen say wrote:
How does Fantasy Football work? I’m not joking. I wanted to get She Say and her mother in a league as She Say’s dad just passed away and I figured it would distract everyone.

Thanks.[/quote]

Basically, you pick a bunch of skill players out of the league in a mock draft, and then have your team of skill players play other teams.

You are kind of like an owner- get the best players, and hope they do well and get you money.

I used to make fun of guys for being nerds for doing it. Now I’m fucking addicted. If you like football at all, its a lot of fun. If you need more info PM me.

[quote]esk221 wrote:
I actuallyd drafted Darren McFadden somewhat early. I think he’s gonna’ be solid.[/quote]

I think he’s gonna be a gadget player. I wasn’t too impressed in preseason, but that’s just preseason. I think Felix Jones will prove to be the better all-around back.

I’m playing this year in an office league. I still have to order my draft picks, and I’m not looking forward to it.

Are there any strategies to that? I mean if someone you wanted gets picked, etc.

Last year I risked a lot and took Tom Brady for my first pick. And he ended up being worth more fantasy points than anyone else in my league, and I ended up in second place.

I think Jay Cutler, QB-Denver, is going to have a really big season.

I also think Eli is worth drafting this year, as he’ll be more consistent and has so many weapons to throw to.

[quote]Djwlfpack wrote:
I think Jay Cutler, QB-Denver, is going to have a really big season.

I also think Eli is worth drafting this year, as he’ll be more consistent and has so many weapons to throw to.[/quote]

I just wanted to say I hate your avatar with all I am worth. :slight_smile:

[quote]DavidSappenfield wrote:
Sleeper pick at QB goes to JaMarcus Russell. And no, I’m not a raiders fan! [/quote]

Really? I am so leery of (essentially) rookie QBs from a fantasy perspective. McFadden’s presence will take some pressure off of him, but I cannot imagine taking Russell this year unless it was REALLY late.

Starting lineup is:

McNabb/Favre (matchup dependant)
Grant
Parker
Owens
Berrian
Cotchery
Witten
some kicker
Ravens D (got stuck with em)

I ended up with the last pick in the draft (12 team league). Having 2 picks in a row sucks.

I was invited to join a yahoo league yesterday. I have been wanting to learn how to do all this fantasy league crap, so I guess I will be thrown into the fire.

I’m pretty sure I will be the proverbial “prison bitch” of the league.

Cutler is going to have a monster year!

Also, Garrard from the jaguars is a solid semi-sleeper pick

Also don’t forget about Devin Hester who is a WR now, if your league gets return yards, he could be a sleeper.

I’m telling you guys I’ve played for many years and ESPN has the best free one with live scoring, can’t beat it.

theres alot of rookie RBs that I would look to grab late in the draft that could turn into big producers

[quote]mjc381 wrote:
theres alot of rookie RBs that I would look to grab late in the draft that could turn into big producers[/quote]

Throw’em out there man. Let me know.

I’m keeping Gore this year in my keeper league in the hopes that Mike Martz’s offense gets him catches and opens the running game up.

Other than that, I’m looking to get Ricky Williams. Sleeper #1

I did this last year with some friends, but because we couldn’t get together we did an auto-draft, which gave me a team made up mostly of Philadelphia Eagles players. I’m not routing for fucking Philadelphia, so I lost interest.

[quote]Uncle Gabby wrote:
I did this last year with some friends, but because we couldn’t get together we did an auto-draft, which gave me a team made up mostly of Philadelphia Eagles players. I’m not routing for fucking Philadelphia, so I lost interest.[/quote]

I agree. F Philly. The only good thing to come out of that city was Rocky, and he was fake.

[quote]Steel Nation wrote:
Starting lineup is:

McNabb/Favre (matchup dependant)
Grant
Parker
Owens
Berrian
Cotchery
Witten
some kicker
Ravens D (got stuck with em)

I ended up with the last pick in the draft (12 team league). Having 2 picks in a row sucks.[/quote]

Other than having Witten and Owens your team doesn’t look very good at all. Parker will get yards but not so sure about touchdowns. Grant is tough to tell since this is his first full year as a starter plus he has to run against the Vikings twice. Berrian and Cotchery seem pretty average to me.

I have the 8th pick in my draft and our live draft is on wednesday. I’m still debating on getting a decent RB or a top tier WR or QB at that spot. In our league QB touchdowns are only worth 4 points compared to 6 by other position players which is good because guys like Tom Brady don’t dominate as much.