Maybe it’s just me, but with the proliferation of Draft Twitter and the multitudes of fantasy football sites, I believe it is important to know someone’s background before reading their work aka “don’t follow false prophets”. Speaking of myself and only myself, I have watched football for over 43 years of my 47 years on this earth. That alone, however, does not make me a good judge of football talent. I played football for four years between junior high and high school where I was a starting guard, sometimes center and began defense as a defensive end, but eventually played both inside and outside backer spots. Once again, that does not qualify me to be an expert at football, just some experience playing the game.
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Can you feel the excitement in the air? Fantasy football is ready to go on tilt! All NFL training camps are opening this week. That means fantasy football players will get flooded with everyone’s sleepers and opinions for two months prior to the start of the regular season. Let’s use this time in a different way, by educating yourself to spot things. Find ways to exploit the news and the preseason games to your advantage.
Do not over-react to news
If you follow people on Twitter, find beat writers or national reporters that support their information. Has that writer been following the team for years with an ear to ownership or the coaching staff? Sometimes they could be getting the information spoon fed to them with some alternative motives, look into it and don’t trust blindly. Unless I’m hearing it directly from Adam Schefter or Steelers beat writer that I trust, I tend to wait for official word to come out.
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our twitter interviews with David Dobbs at footballguys.com.
My interview can be found here: http://subscribers.footballguys.com/2012/12twitter_andrewmiley.php
Bryan’s interview can be found here: http://subscribers.footballguys.com/2012/12twitter_bryanfontaine.php
Read up on everyone you should be following on twitter there and make sure you follow us both: I’m at @AndrewMiley and Bryan is at @Bryan_Fontaine
A meeting of the minds, your favorite Bryan Fontaine discussing dynasty fantasy football with me, Andy Miley. Our topics will include Ryan Matthews, the Indy backfield, dynasty strategies, current dynasty topics, and any twitter questions. Find us here live:
If not, check us on the archive or when it posts on i-tunes!