Monday, April 12, 2010

Sitting fantasy courtside

What a start to the week - had to pick my jaw up off the floor when I saw the headlines about Santonio Holmes being traded to the Jets. I knew he was on a short leash but I guess I just did not see this move to the Jets for a 5th round pick coming at all...and there are of course fantasy implications galore. So read on, my friends.

Last night I was at the Knicks game and far, far below me, sitting courtside were Mark Sanchez and Dustin Keller. Think they knew of the trade in the works? The Sanchize must be pleased to have a little extra talent to toss to - while Keller is likely wondering what this will mean for his targets.

  • Rotoworld has done a great job of summarizing the change on the fantasy scene in Trade fallout: Santonio Holmes is Jet.
  • Meanwhile now ex-teammate Ben Roethlisberger has troubles of his own - scope out the details in Despite DA's decision, Roethlisberger may not escape punishment.
  • MMQB takes a good look at the Holmes move and other rumors on the NFL scene in Santonio Holmes gets shown the door; Dez Bryant trying to open one. Good notes on rookie QBs and Dez Bryant in particular. 
  • If you're in a mock NFL Draft mood (and who isn't?), then I highly recommend seeing what FFToolbox has pulled together - they do a great job with their mock draft database with drafts from their own writers as well as featured partners.
  • One of my absolute favorite fantasy football writers, Matt Waldman with Footballguys.com, puts together an awesome Rookie Scouting Profile every year. It's a truly amazing work of art - try it out with a free 38-page preview...yes, it's so long and intense that 38 pages is merely an insight.
  • Finally, if you need a one-stop spot for all your NFL news - and trust me, you'll want it as we get closer and closer to the season (just over 4 months away!) - swing by KFFL's Hot Off the Wire Fantasy Football News. Nice range here from tiny stuff to bigger ticket news items.

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