September 3rd, 2012 --- Written by ep
All day I’ve been thinking about writing a predictions column. As I opened Chinstrap Ninjas, I saw that fellow ninja sensei jzak beat me to the punch.
He got to the Doug Martin prediction before I did, but for the most part, a lot of my predictions are different from his. I even have one that is a counterattack to one of his.
Continue reading ‘Fantasy Football 2012: More predictions, some bold’
September 3rd, 2012 --- Written by jzak
Finally, it is the time of year where we can tap our inner Star Trek. The season is so close, you can smell it like a finely grilled brat at a tailgating party.
The rankings are done, many of our respective fantasy teams are drafted and we can continue an annual tradition here at Chinstrap Ninjas. It’s time to make a few bold predictions for the 2012 season. It’s time to boldly go where no predictor has gone before. Continue reading ‘Fantasy football 2012: Time to make some bold predictions’
August 21st, 2012 --- Written by jzak
If you really, truly want to dominate those oafish office goons in the workplace fantasy football league, the secret is in two simple steps … at least in terms of drafting your fantasy kicker and team defense.
Click … and rip.
Start by clicking here to watch a short, but very valuable, video clip. It is one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies of all time. It will only take several minutes. I’ll still be here when you get back and we’ll discuss step No. 2.
OK? Did you soak in all that Robin Williams had to say? Good. Now pull out your favorite fantasy football magazine, turn to the fantasy kicker and team defense ranking pages and rip them out. Continue reading ‘Fantasy football 2012: Click-and-rip strategy to drafting a team defense and kicker’
August 18th, 2012 --- Written by jzak
There are some things in life that are just downright unpleasant – things like the sound of a dentist’s drill, stomaching Aunt Bertha’s holiday fruit cake and watching the same Doodlebops episode 10 times in the same week.
Add ranking the 2012 crop of fantasy football receivers to that list. The field is just so stinkin’ deep. After Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald, I could easily make a case for any of the next 10 receivers to occupy slot No. 3. That depth is a good thing on draft day, allowing you to pull from a much shallower position like running back early. However, it can be downright torture to rank the receivers.
However, like changing little Timmy’s over-ripe diaper, it must be done. So here are my top 35 fantasy receivers for 2012. Be sure to check out my QB, RB and TE rankings, too. Continue reading ‘Fantasy football 2012: Redraft receiver rankings … the top 35′
August 16th, 2012 --- Written by jzak
Alliteration is one of my favorite writing tools. Want to make a reptile sound more sinister? Describe it as a slithery, slinking snake. Say that phrase three times really fast. You can almost hear a snake hissing its disapproval.
Or what about Gary’s goldfish gulping grapes greedily? Who cares if goldfish don’t eat grapes – the alliteration quickly sets the tone and gives you a certain mental picture.
How about this one: Graham, Gronkowski and Gates are great! If you want, we can accentuate the “great,” holding it out like Tony the Tiger feasting on Frosted Flakes. Continue reading ‘Fantasy football 2012: Redraft tight end rankings … the top 18′
August 14th, 2012 --- Written by jzak
In a new age of passing in the NFL, fantasy quarterbacks can be critical to the success of your squad. How you draft your signal callers can be as varied as the position is deep.
While some may struggle to avoid the elite quarterbacks in the first round or two, there is value to be had later and plenty of upside from guys who are on the verge of potential breakout. Below are the top 25 quarterbacks as I see them in redraft leagues for 2012. For my top 30 running backs, click here. Continue reading ‘Fantasy Football 2012: Redraft quarterback rankings … the top 25′