Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Touring the post-draft NFL scene

My in-laws are coming to visit tomorrow for a few days so I might be a bit quiet as the week wraps up: I'll be busy being a tourist with them. Having family visit is always a great excuse to jump on an uber-touristy bus, boat, or Empire State Building queue for the sake of showing your fam a good time...in reality though, who doesn't love a boat ride around Manhattan on a beautiful day? Plus I have an odd desire to ride one of those double-decker tourist buses. I'm convinced it's going to be really fun...don't tell me if it's not!

  • Ugh...the Broncos need everything to go just right what with the pressure of the Tebow draft pick and the loss of all our major offensive playmakers...and Ryan Clady's knee surgery (courtesy of a basketball game injury) isn't what we need.
  • FFToolbox has adjusted their 2010 Strength of Schedule - love tools like this. While not the final word on any draft choices of course, it's a nice addition to all that other player research you're bound to be doing.
  • Gotta love that NFL.com's Michael Fabiano is already busting out an article with an assessment of players with great potential during the fantasy playoffs in 2010 (weeks 14-16) - Schedules make Manning, Charles more valuable in fantasy playoffs. As a nice touch not only does he go into detail on the top 5 for the playoffs at each position, but he also offers up some thoughts on the bottom feeders. Keep in mind that some defenses can really do an about face during an offseason, but this is still an awesome starting point. 
  • Many recent articles focus on those rookies that you're really going to want to snag come fantasy draft day, what about the dudes that you'll want to avoid? Rotoworld has you covered in Draft Wrap: Rookie Losers. Note: I appreciate the open mind on Tebow. And I promise not to mention him in every single post from here on out...
  • Finally, wondering which undrafted free agents have signed with teams now that the draft has concluded? ProFootballWeekly.com's 2010 undrafted free agents has a listing of the players added to each team.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Draft discussion - rookies, keepers, IDPs!

The 2010 draft is complete...as is my trip to Boston. So thanks for being patient with my blog silence over the weekend - hope you found some other awesome resources to answer all your fantasy football needs. There are of course a ton of links to get to today so I'm just going to fly through them:

  • I'm seeing a ton of rookie rankings and analysis of course - here are some top reads on that front:
  • Though before you get too gung ho about any of these guys, swing by a great read by CBSSports.com's Dave Richard (ooh, I love an article that includes a scatter plot) that looks at historically how valuable rookies are in fantasyland: The impact of rookies in fantasy.
  • IDP leagues seem to be growing in popularity each year so I can only imagine how many of you are going to be psyched to read RapidDraft's Draft reaction: First-round IDPs, which includes extensive thoughts on the guys that will be immediate starters and notes and such on the rest of the bunch.
  • The Hazean has cranked out two solid articles already this week that I think you'll find valuable - the first looks at the Fantasy fallout from the 2010 NFL Draft and includes some links to great fantasy analysis of the draft. Second Hazean article is his weekly look at injuries in Tuesday Morning Rehab.
  • FFToolbox also has two solid links today...first up, they have updated their Keeper and Dynasty League Rankings to include this year's newbies - this link will take you to the RBs but you can easily navigate from there to the other positions as well. Or take a look at Ben's Brain: Recapping the offseason and a fantasy look ahead - great stuff here with a team-by-team look at each team's best draft picks, sleepers, and remaining positional needs. Ben is going through each division so this link goes to the NFC East.
  • Finally, I read this one while I was on the bus back from Boston last night - in Grading the Draft, Rotoworld gives each team a grade on their draft picks with analysis on which players are likely to start this year vs evolve over time. Helpful read for a snapshot on each team, definitely recommend it.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Round One Wrap-up

I'm hopping on a bus (promise, it's better than it sounds) to Boston this afternoon for an art librarian conference so there's a good chance you won't be hearing from me again until early next week as I library it up all weekend long. There will be lots to take in with all the draft picks flying off the board over the weekend so I definitely recommend you swing by somewhere like Rotoworld, which will give you the news as well as some fantasy analysis. Also, Twitter was blowing up last night with all of the picks coming in - I'm guessing it will probably be a bit quieter tonight but scope out your favorite tweeters or #NFLdraft for all the news.

So let's check out some highlights from today's fantasyland:

  • Fantasy Depth Chart has already updated their Single Season Rankings/Projections to reflect the picks from the first round of the NFL draft. 
  • Rotoworld takes a visual look at each of the 32 picks from last night with thoughts on what that pick might mean for a team, or what kind of capacity we can expect that player to play in this fall. 
  • Ahh, leave it to my Broncos to make the most controversial pick of the first round. Pretty standard for McDaniels. I've already heard from several of you who are interested in my take on the selection of Tebow. My first reaction was a resounding "nooooo!" but the longer I mull it over, the more I feel like he does have a lot to offer. He is one of the best players in college football history and while that doesn't always translate to the NFL, I find it likely that his skill (at some position...) and incredible work ethic will be beneficial to the Broncos. Whether or not he'll be worth the first round pick no longer really matters to me. What's done is done, debating the merits of grabbing Tebow before McCoy (my preference) or Clausen isn't really something I'm interested in doing - I'd rather move on and get going on figuring out how to maximize Tebow's role on the team. That said, read a range of expert thoughts and voice your opinion on this on the Fifth Down's Did Broncos Make Right Call on Tebow?
  • Don't stop watching the draft now - as CBSSports.com's Talent still plentiful in second and third rounds notes, there are plenty of incredible players coming to our favorite teams tonight so be sure to tune in. I for one can't wait to see where Northwestern's Corey Wootton goes - it's not every year that my Wildcats produce such great draft-worthy talent!
  • Finally, if you're sick of draft talk, the FFManiaxs take a look at the schedule release from earlier this week and pick out Five Favorable NFL Schedules in 2010 and Five Unfavorable NFL Schedules in 2010.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

NFL Draft Day has arrived!

I woke this morning to a gorgeous day here in New York City - the birds were chirping (yes, we have birds other than pigeons here) and the sun was streaming in the windows. Happy Earth Day indeed - and it seems the Earth is quite happy to be celebrating NFL Draft Day.

Just a few quick links for you today:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Big week for the NFL

Such a big NFL week! First the 2010 schedule was released last night and now we're just a day away from the NFL Draft...it's like an extended birthday celebration where the fun never seems to end with treats around every corner. Love it.

  • Now if you missed the big NFL schedule party last night, have no fear, I did too (I had book club; I know, I know, I'm still only partially excited about participating each month...it's really just an excuse to hang out with my sister) but I caught up with some of the major schedule news with many thanks to the entertaining Fifth Down post - Live Blogging the N.F.L. Schedule Show with Football Outsiders' Mike Tanier.
  • The NFL has made their Big Ben decision: Roethlisberger is to be suspended for 6 games. Scope out some of the language in Goodell's letter to Roethlisberger as quoted in that link from CBSSports.com - pretty strong words there. Not only will this cost Big Ben nearly $3 million but also some serious fantasy consideration. Do you really want to invest a mid-round pick in a guy who will be out for longer than 1/3 of the fantasy season??
  • On the Roethlisberger note though, I found Advanced NFL Stats' How Badly Would a Roethlisberger Suspension Hurt the Steelers? quite an interesting read. Maybe not so bad after all, Steelers fans?
  • For what the Big Ben suspension means for fantasy owners, take a look at CBSSports.com's Big fallout from Big Ben's banishment. Let the Mendy lovefest begin!
  • Now don't go getting excited about the Torry Holt acquisition, Pats fans. He's just another old receiver with maybe a smidge of potential - but remember that while Brady and the Pats certainly represent an upgrade for Holt, he's not worth considering in fantasyland. 
  • Finally a little IDP focus for you guys - while Matt Schauf of RapidDraft clearly doesn't share my Scheffler love, he does offer up some insightful commentary on the IDP landscape now in both Philly and Detroit in Sims trade raises IDP questions.
  • So one book club attendee was running late last night since she had just been at Niketown where she spotted Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, and Ndamukong Suh - which reminds me of a great Q&A the NY Times did recently with Suh who seems like a genuinely upstanding dude. He's already giving back to both his Oregon hometown and Nebraska, just truly an impressive guy. 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Scheffler, may the wind be always at your back

Well my favorite Bronco is no longer a Bronco. Goodbye, Tony Scheffler, you'll be missed. Now if I want to watch you I'll have to watch the Lions...my friend Sam back in Boulder (a Lions fan...perhaps the only one in Colorado?) is probably chuckling over that one. But Scheff went to college at Western Michigan and grew up in the great mitten state, so perhaps this is a bit of a homecoming for Scheff.

Let's start off today's links with some Scheffler thoughts:

  • Anyone paying attention to how poorly McDaniels and Scheffler got along towards the end of the 2009 season is not surprised to see that Scheffler is gone. It's just crazy to think that Scheff, Cutler, and Marshall have all left Colorado now...so what to think about the impact of Scheffler and Ernie Sims heading to new pastures? Turn to Rotoworld's Trade Fallout: Scheffler is a Lion for the fantasy details.
  • For some other highlights on news around the league and of course Peter King commentary, take a look at MMQB's Steelers ready to move forward with Big Ben; mock draft madness.
  • As the draft grows closer, the commentary gets hotter and hotter. I'm really digging the Fifth Down's Five Trades That Need to Happen During the Draft, which is penned by DynastyGuy Sigmund Bloom - great stuff here.
  • The Fantasy Omatic ranks the top 10 RBs for 2010 based on fantasy schedules in Fantasy Top Ten Watch List for NFL Draft - then assesses what could happen with those players/teams during the draft later this week. Gotta be honest, I'm really digging Forsett as a great value grab this year. He's flying pretty low on most radars so far (though that could definitely change) and depending on how things emerge in Seattle this year, Forsett could be a sweet addition to your roster this year.
  • More draft reading material - Rookie Blitz pulls together a bunch of links in their 2010 NFL Draft Viewers Guide. Check it out for some suggestions on places to find live analysis during the draft including some Twitter suggestions. 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Resting up pre-NFL Draft

Well it has been a great (albeit chilly) weekend here in Brooklyn - lots of time relaxing, the highlight being a brunch date with friends including our buddy Bart, a NY Post journalist who broke the Santonio Holmes news last weekend. Gotta love having friends in the biz. And this weekend's relaxation was particularly nice since I'll either be traveling or have visitors in town for 7 of the next 9 weekends...starting with a library conference in Boston during next weekend's NFL Draft. I know, I know, what am I doing focusing on anything other than football next weekend?! I'll be watching the Thursday prime time activity but will likely have to catch up on everything else via the ol' iPhone. Since this is how most sane people take in the draft (or do they just wait until the week after for a brief update?), I think it will be a refreshing approach to the weekend...yes, I'm desperately seeking the silver lining here.

To take my mind off the fact that I'll be sitting in library panels/sessions when I could be observing the draft coverage, let's head right to tonight's links:

  • A couple of newsy tidbits if you haven't heard them yet - first up, Ted Ginn Jr is headed to the Niners now and I enjoyed Rotoworld's look at some pre-Ginn trade thoughts on Crabtree and Morgan in Josh Morgan: Blocker or wideout?
  • RotoExperts has two RBs talking up their game for the 2010 season - Knowshon Moreno is promising to improve on a 2009 season that he found dissatisfying...meanwhile Cedric Benson is all about breaking the Bengals' single-season rushing record.
  • Now some juicy number crunching...NFL.com has created their fantasy points allowed (FPA) ratings in Cooley, Witten have solid FPA ratings headed into next season, which looks at how each NFL team performed against the big fantasy positions last year and then develops a "fantasy-focused rating for every team in 2010" - I think this is really interesting but creating the overall ranking might be a bit ambitious of them. Personally I'm pretty taken with the already fascinating details of what each team's strengths and weaknesses were last year and how that translates now that we know every team's opponents for 2010. Creating a ranking out of it is unnecessary in my mind, but the content here remains insightful.
  • If it's draft content that you want, you're in the right place. Football Jabber is doing a great job of bringing daily updates as we get closer and closer to the big day - check out the Jabber for the latest news, rumors, and musings. 
  • The Bruno Boys are looking at the top 10 fantasy rookies for 2010 and projecting which teams might be the best fit for them - scope out the first part of the series (players ranked 10-6) for a nice look at player strengths and a taste of team needs.
  • And finally, KFFL.com has updated their mock NFL draft, so be sure to give it a look-see if you're wondering where your favorite dudes might fall this weekend.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Draft thoughts with a little fantasy on the side

Greetings fantasy football fans. Happy tax-day-is-behind-us-for-another-364-days. I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about the future - finances, our apartment situation, our jobs, family stuff...and of course fantasy football! There's no better time than NFL Draft season for thinking about future, be it how your favorite team is prepping for the long term or how you can prep for the 2010 fantasy season. But brace yourselves - this post is heavy on draft prep and other real world NFL issues. That of course translates to fantasy football, but the number of straight up fantasy analysis articles here are few and far between. That's just the way the cookie crumbles during NFL Draft time...

So let's get to the linkage on this cloudy Friday in NYC:

  • If you're drafting it up in prime time next Thursday night but are hoping to get a little extra commentary as the draft picks tick by, take a look at the various places you'll find the Football Outsiders chatting and blogging next week - FO, NY Times, Yahoo chats next Thursday!
  • Fantasy Depth Chart tackles team needs from all 16 NFC teams in Draft Needs at Fantasy Relevant Positions: NFC.
  • Or take a look at Rotoworld's thoughts on what the NFC West & South need to focus on next week. 
  • Heads up dynasty/keeper league players: BeastorBust.com provides us with some 2010 Rookie Wide Receiver Profiles - they offer up a dynasty perspective on each of these guys, recommending when you might expect them to go off the board in your dynasty league draft this year. Keep in mind there are a significant variations in dynasty league rules so round number and placement might not be right for you - but the advice sure is helpful. 
  • Now of course I'm not going to let the Marshall trade disappear quietly - the Hazean has Brandon Marshall's Fantasy Value in South Beach; while on the flip side, CBSSports.com provides us with Broncos needs: Forgetting Brandon Marshall tip of iceberg.
  • For a look back at historical QB performance based on the career year in which they had their first NFL starting job, see what ESPN has uncovered about the value of patience in Next Level: Worth the Wait.
  • Last but not least, football and Broadway plays can mix! N.F.L. Moves From Gridiron to Stage from the Fifth Down has the details.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Welcome to Miami, BMarsh

This morning as I emerged from the subway (and cursed beautiful Central Park for driving my allergies absolutely bananas) my phone absolutely blew up over the big Brandon Marshall news: my husband texted me the details and I had 3 e-mails waiting for me with the juicy news that my Broncos have (unofficially) traded away Marshall to the Dolphins for a second round pick this year and likely a second rounder in 2011 as well. As a Broncos fan I have mixed feelings on all of the wheeling and dealing since McDaniels arrived, but in the end I think what it comes down to is that we had incredible talent in guys like BMarsh and Cutler, but we certainly weren't going very far with it. So kudos to the boy genius (or so I hope) for grabbing some great picks and here's hoping we up the ante in Denver.

In case you're looking for some of the fantasy fallout from all of this, have no fear, that analysis will soon be up all over the place. Read on for Marshall thoughts and more...

  • Fantasyfootball.com has some short but sweet thoughts on Marshall's move to Miami - there are a host of others that this impacts beyond Marshall and Henne: what's next for Ginn? Or how low does Orton's value go? How about Denver's backfield - does this mean a heavier dose of runs without any sure potency in the receiving game? So much to ponder...
  • Lester's Legends already has the Marshall and Holmes trades reflected in his latest Updated Early Fantasy WR Rankings.
  • SI's Fantasy Clicks takes a good look at a range of fantasy football topics from most impactful rookies in fantasyland to the rise in Mike Wallace's value to rankings of TEs for the 2010 season...and lots, lots more.
  • If you're into the NFL Draft (I'm guessing you are if you're reading up on fantasy football in April) and you're interested in some rankings by position of the incoming rooks, then look no further than the brilliant mind of John Tuvey in The Huddle's 2010 Pre-NFL Draft Player Rankings. Sort of a side note: take advantage of this small window of time before The Huddle material is behind a paywall - it's truly a top-notch site. If you're going to shell out the bucks for any non-free FF analysis this year, The Huddle would be one of my top recommendations.
  • Meanwhile for more draft thoughts but this time of the fantasy variety, see Fantasy Football Xtreme's 2010 Fantasy Football Mock Draft 3.0. You can go back in time to see how it has evolved from their 1.0 and 2.0 mocks earlier in the offseason.
  • FFToolbox has a handy little chart that has somehow gone unnoticed with me thus far - it's their look at Strong Finishers from weeks 12-17 of the 2009 season. I'm pretty intrigued with the idea of late season performances and how they translate into success the following year; but I'm also into the idea of guys who just consistently produce in the latter third of the season. So however you want to spin it, good stuff here.
  • Finally, if you're an iPhone lover take a good look at Hatty Waiver Wire Guru's new app to help you come draft day.

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.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Friday fun: NFL Draft details & fantasy forecasting

This weekend we're heading to a Knicks game - they'll be playing the Heat (one of the few professional sports team names that does not end in S...now you're wondering about the rest right? Make that a fun diversion for a Friday afternoon!) and somehow it took us basically the entire NBA season to make it to a game. Better late than never!

I'm sure I'll have football on my mind this weekend though, I mean the draft is now less than 2 weeks away. So onto today's links...

  • FantasyFootball.com has a spectacular 2010 NFL Draft info page - they have all sorts of rumors and notes but also links out to mock drafts and rankings, scouting reports, team needs, and even a handful of interviews. Lots of good stuff here.
  • Also on the draft front, Rotoworld's Evan Silva (one of my favorite draft dudes) reviews some of the big names on the defensive side in Draft 2010: On the Defensive - he notes that Maycock sees roughly 20 of the top 32 picks going to defenders, making this an even more relevant article for you draftophiles.
  • More draft news and rumors from Football Jabber's NFL Draft Update Countdown - 13 Days article.
  • Now for some articles with more of a fantasy bent...starting with Matthew Berry's "way-too-early preseason top 100" list - note this list of course will be updated post-draft and reflects some of the trades, retirements, and injuries over the past several months.
  • If you couldn't help but notice how Berry dropped Fitzgerald, well, get used to the falling of Fitz. For more on that topic, see FFManiaxs' Will Larry Fitzgerald's Fantasy Status Decline in 2010?
  • LestersLegends.com has some QB specific rankings up, updated with the McNabb news - see Updated Early 2010 Fantasy Football QB Rankings for the details.
  • And finally for those of you who are thinking about making some tweaks to your league's rules this year and maybe are considering a PPR (points per reception) league, take a look at the Bruno Boys' take on how PPR changes your 1st round picks in The Differences Between Standard & PPR Leagues.
Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Prep

This is probably going to get lost in the shuffle of the other links I post below so I'm just going to pull it out and give it a little spotlight here: Brett Favre is a grandfather. He's merely a decade older than I am (he's 40) but I'm just working on baby numero uno. Favre's 21-year-old daughter meanwhile just welcomed a little boy to the world. Gotta say I'm impressed. Middle name? Brett.

Moving onto things that are far more relevant to the world of fantasy football...

  • Read Nudge? If not, I recommend it - and if you need another reason beyond a librarian's endorsement, then check out what one of the authors wrote about the NFL draft in the NY Times: When a First Choice May Not Be the Best Choice. The article includes a link to more insight if you're feeling academic - see the abstract for The Loser's Curse: Overconfidence vs. Market Efficiency in the NFL Draft.
  • When The Hazean's Monday Morning Rehab starts to include some real injury updates on incoming rookies, I know the season is finally getting close. Take a look at this week's injury article for updates on guys like Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford, but also dudes like Jonathan Stewart and Mark Sanchez.
  • CBSSports.com assesses the top 12 running backs and 2 best fullbacks in this year's draft. This article is chock full of good stats - details from college and high school as well as combine numbers. Good stuff. 
  • If you're looking for more draft analysis, a clutch place to turn is KFFL's 2010 Draft Central. I'm particularly digging the player spotlights since I'm such a fan of in-depth insights on players, but the mock drafts and rankings are also a nice touch.
  • And lastly, a little something from Hatty today - take a look at his Stock watch: Players on the rise. Obviously there's some McNabb trade fallout here but some other interesting commentary here as well.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Divisional shenanigans

Well my hometown of D.C. certainly has been busy over the past few days: first they snag Willie Parker to join Larry Johnson and Clinton Portis in the backfield, and tonight Philly trades away McNabb to the Skins for the 37th pick in 2010 and either a 3rd or 4th rounder in 2011. I think this trade might have been concocted entirely by twitter in an effort to get an insane amount of updates going here. Now if only the Redskins could actually put together a decent o-line this year...

Let's get right to tonight's links:

  • The Hazean takes a quick look at the fantasy implications in Donovan McNabb Traded to the Redskins.
  • I heart offensive line talk - it just seems like there's never enough. So I've been a fan of Football Outsiders' Offensive Line Continuity Scores - draw your own conclusions but if nothing else, it's one of those interesting little nuggets to feed a football-starved mind in the offseason.
  • Meanwhile if your mind is more on the NFL draft, take a look at FFToolbox.com's Ben's Brain: NFL Draft Buzz - Rising and Falling for thoughts on which rookies are making moves up or down the draft list.
  • FFXtreme has expanded their 2010 projections to include all offensive positions - QBs, WRs, TEs (and RBs if you missed that link a week or so ago).
  • Working Man Sports has some fleshed-out QB rankings for 2010 - see why Tom Brady falls into Tier 2...behind Matt Schaub.
  • I'm digging the Bruno Boys' Three Burning Questions by team series - scope out the NFC West and NFC North so far.  
Finally, happy opening day for you baseball fans. And those of you that want to throw your hat in the ring for the Second Annual Fantasy Baseball Accuracy contest, it's likely not too late if you can demonstrate to us that your projections were live before tonight's game started - check out the details if you're an interested expert.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Blooming with 2010 advice

It's all tulips and baby birds out there, my friends. I'm loving the spring weather and have noticed that it even makes me a little less irritated with slow walkers and ambling cell phone chatters. Nice weather solves all NYC sidewalk ills!

Now April also brings us football fans something very special...the NFL draft. We're less than 3 weeks away from the first night of the draft. I know, I'm really excited, too. So without further ado...today's links:

  • First and foremost, the NFL preseason schedule is up!
  • FantasySharks.com are hoping you might be as excited as I am about the preseason and maybe getting jazzed about FF - so take a look at their 47 Early Tips and Storylines to Having 2010 Success for a taste of what's to come.
  • NFL.com's Michael Fabiano answers questions about a lot of fantasy players this week including Matt Ryan, Adrian Peterson, and Frank Gore - scope out this week's fantasy mailbag, McNabb trade would have major implications in fantasy football, for the details.
  • Something else with implications for this year's fantasy football season? CBSSports.com suggests a new rule that defenseless players "cannot be hit without penalty" could increase the number of receptions and completions that we see in the future. Now that should be of particular interest to those in PPR (points per reception) leagues...
  • RapidDraft's part 2 of IDP Sleepers (this time a look at the NFC South) is great read for a Friday afternoon, so get on it!
  • I've never been a huge Marshawn Lynch fantasy fan as though of you who have been around the blog for awhile might remember. Somehow I'm always intrigued by stories about him though - maybe I'm just looking for confirmation that he's not a great pick up in leagues. But if you're in the mood for Marshawn talk, see what FFToolbox.com has noticed in Where is Marshawn Lynch? He's not with his team.
  • Now I'm pretty sure you guys are going to be really pleased with this link - Fantasy Depth Chart has their 2010 projections up. I think these are the first I've seen that include all positions and are specifically intended for those in PPR leagues. 
  • Two solid post from Rotoworld's Pancake Blocks blog - first up, a look at injury snoozers. I really like some of the names on this list...always some risk but when I see Laurent Robinson's name I get kind of excited - I've now been psyched about him in 2008 and 2009...go for a third year of Laurent Robinson preseason love? I think so. Rotoworld's second piece to check out is Does DeSean Decline?, which is of course related to an increasingly likely McNabb trade and the resulting Kolb to Jackson action.
  • And last but not least, Fantasy Football Maniaxs are cranking out their rankings for next season - so far we've got RBs and QBs with more to come.
Have a great weekend - enjoy your egg hunts and bunny rabbits!