Monday, June 15, 2009

Coming at you from the ARL

I had a great time in Arlington, VA, with family and friends this weekend as expected...though I've had a ridiculous number of people send me this Arlington rap (same guy did a fantasy football rap, too, among many, many other things). Not exactly the Arlington that I grew up in, but certainly what it has become...

Anyway, back to the issue at hand - fantasy football.

  • Hopefully you all aren't getting sick of offensive line analysis since I've got lots more to link to today and in the weeks to come. If you haven't seen the Rotoworld Draft Magazine yet, go look for it at your local bookstore - I've got an article on o-lines and some Bold Predictions for the 2009 season in the magazine. But in the meantime, here are some more o-line briefs from Ultimate Fantasy Football Strategy: the Houston Texans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Also on the o-line front, Fifth Down has done a comparison of the Giants and Jets in Who Has the Best O-Line? Giants or Jets? For a future New Yorker like me, I'll take any NY (ahem, NJ) team comparisons.
  • The news from my Denver Broncos just keeps getting worse and worse...what's going on Brandon Marshall? At least they have named Orton as their starting QB...progress.
  • Scott Engel brings us his Early Eye on Bargains - check out his list of 10 value players at this point in the season.
  • A lot of you have pointed out the awesomeness of the's Rate my Team tool...Football Jabber links to that great site as well as several other gems you might want to check out if you're looking for some free fantasy football tools.
  • This site is a new one for me - Fantasy Brothers. Take a look at their June RB Rankings for the top 68 RBs in the league.
  • Finally, the Bruno Boys have a nice overview of some RBBC situations in the NFC West.

I'm off to go enjoy my remaining time in Arlington. I spent the morning at Olympics Day handing out popsicles to kids at the elementary school where my mom works so it's time for a serious shower before hitting the airport. Back tomorrow with more!


Dmbosstone said...

I didn't know the FF Librarian is from Arlington! Did you like the rap?

Lee said...

Thanks for the linkage nice lady!

Ryan said...

FF Librarian,

What do you think about the of news of Brandon Marshall asking for a trade out of Denver, according to a recent Adam Schefter interview at

Oddly enough, the N.Y. Jets have suddenly have a waning interest in Plax, as a #1 receiver, says Rich Cimini of the NY Daily News:

Conincedence, Marshall + Plax news AND Broncos to Jets?

A conincedence or not, Marshall is pushing away from owner Pat Bowlen, and the NY Jets have been attempting to pull in a stereotypical #1 WR for months now. Seems to me a deal could be made easily, the question would then be at what price for all sides?

Sure does seem more likely that the Broncos are going to turn into a run-first team next season, if they trade Brandon Marshall. What do you all think about this?

Anonymous said...

Or the Broncos could pay Marshall more $$$ like Yahoo's Shutdown Corner Journalist suggests that Bowlen do:

However, the Denver's just signed an ex-Chicago Bear named WR Brandon Lloyd. Why???

Jeff said...

First of all, like your site here. Nice work. Now, I just spent an hour or so roaming around Fantasy Brothers after going there from a link from your site. Without question, without doubt, without a moments hesitation, I can say that I have never seen such stupidity and lack of fantasy knowledge combined in one location. The article was about the top 68 RB's for 2009. Horrible. Simply horrible. Please dont send people to this site with intentions of learning anything fantasy relevant. Only like with a disclaimer: "Hey go check out what the crackheads are saying now."

Fantasy Football Librarian said...

Dmbosstone, I am indeed from Arlington and yes, I found myself laughing at multiple points during the ARL rap. Good stuff.

Ryan, perhaps I'm being naive but I just don't think Marshall is going anywhere. I don't think the Broncos are going to be willing to lose Shanahan, Cutler and Marshall in the span of 5 months. Or perhaps I just really, really, really hope they don't deal away Marshall, too. Sure, he has some baggage and his off-field incidents are ridiculous, but unlike Woody Paige ( I don't think Denver is better off without him. The addition of Lloyd is interesting - gives Orton someone he's quite familiar with but I do get the feeling that we're just sort of stockpiling random WRs and RBs this offseason.

Jeff, thanks for your thoughts on Fantasy Brothers. I do rely on you all to let me know when you really do or do NOT like a site...I'll keep this feedback in mind in the future!