Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Draft Mags, Javon Walker in Vegas, and Comeback Kids

I got my Beckett/Rotoworld 2008 Football Draft Guide last night and truly had to place it across the room so that I would stop insatiably reading it; let the draft magazine goodness last, I say. I thought about bringing it on the bus to work this morning but was worried I might muck it up somehow; seriously everything in my bag ends up dogeared, torn or coffee-stained given enough time.

Now how is it that my library conference in Vegas 10 days ago didn't coincide with Javon Walker's recent spraying of champagne at a hotel across the street from where I was staying? It is unfortunate though that the night did not end well for Walker and I do hope he has a speedy recovery. Read on for other fantasy football items:

  • I was reading some commentary on NFL.com about Philip Rivers and his recovery from ACL surgery when I realized I hadn't read Fabiano's article, Draft preview: Passing schedule breakdowns, which notes that Rivers has the hardest schedule in the league. I'm not a huge Rivers fan to start with and this certainly doesn't make him any more appealing...but Drew Brees with the 4th easiest schedule, now that makes me salivate a bit.
  • Speaking of things I really like, the Bruno Boys have a piece up on the Denver Broncos from a fantasy standpoint. Good stuff as always. And perhaps now it's time for full disclosure on the Bruno Boys - I like them so much that I'll be doing a weekly guest column with them this season. There's nothing up yet, but it will be called A Librarian's Touch under Weekly Insights on their main page. I can promise that I'll be linking to it from here as well.
  • FFGoat has Five Picks for the Comeback Kid Award of the 2008 Fantasy Season, which includes one of the more discussion-worthy players this year, Jake Delhomme.
  • FFToday is continuously updated their rankings and cheat sheets, but I thought I'd link to their cheat sheets in particular since I enjoy the tiers so much: QB & RB (I'm intrigued at seeing Matt Hasselbeck as a Tier 3 QB...), WR & TE, K & DEF (lots of Tier 1 Defenses this year) and DL, LB & DB.

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