Archive | August 2015

Porter: My Completely Irrelevant, But Highly Anticipated Preseason Analysis

Give the people what they want, right?

Every year I continue to churn out my meaningless preseason rankings, but without fail, after every draft, you nitwits continue to beg for them. So here I am, on a hot summer Sunday afternoon, sitting in my house typing irrelevant preseason rankings for my Fantasy Football League. Call me crazy if you please—I cannot object.

As always, I’ll start with my team and go down the list. For the record, there are no standout dominant teams and no really bad teams.

Let’s hit it!

Porter

The Commish
Budget $200
1. (1) Ryan Tannehill (Mia – QB) $7
2. (13) Arian Foster (Hou – RB) $28
3. (25) Andre Ellington (Ari – RB) $12
4. (37) Randall Cobb (GB – WR) $39
5. (49) Mike Evans (TB – WR) $38
6. (61) Rob Gronkowski (NE – TE) $52
7. (73) Anquan Boldin (SF – WR) $7
8. (85) Cleveland (Cle – DEF) $1
9. (97) Joique Bell (Det – RB) $8
10. (109) DeAngelo Williams (Pit – RB) $2
11. (121) Allen Hurns (Jax – WR) $1
12. (133) Marvin Jones (Cin – WR) $2
13. (145) Theo Riddick (Det – RB) $1
14. (157) Jameis Winston (TB – QB) $1
15. (169) Leonard Hankerson (ATL – WR) $1

Grade: B

Strength: Starting pass catchers (Cobb, Evans, Gronk)

Weakness: Depth

X-Factor: Arian Foster

Best value pick: Andre Ellington for $12

My strategy was to snag Tannehill for cheap ($7 a little more than I wanted), get two top-12 WRs, get value on Foster— potentially top-5 fantasy player for under $30, and dominate at TE. I believe I did all that. Problem was, I had no money to bid on some bench guys I loved (Charles Johnson, Danny Woodhead, Jarvis Landry, Stevie Johnson, Brandon Coleman, to name a few).

Jason

GoodmansGreatGuesses
Budget $200
1. (2) Matt Ryan (Atl – QB) $4
2. (14) Lamar Miller (Mia – RB) $31
3. (26) C.J. Anderson (Den – RB) $41
4. (38) T.Y. Hilton (Ind – WR) $40
5. (50) Keenan Allen (SD – WR) $18
6. (62) Greg Olsen (Car – TE) $12
7. (74) Ryan Mathews (Phi – RB) $10
8. (86) Miami (Mia – DEF) $5
9. (98) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari – WR) $3
10. (110) Charles Johnson (Min – WR) $16
11. (122) Ronnie Hillman (Den – RB) $8
12. (134) Javorius Allen (Bal – RB) $1
13. (146) Cody Latimer (Den – WR) $2
14. (158) DeVante Parker (Mia – WR) $4
15. (170) Cameron Artis-Payne (Car – RB) $1

Grade: B+

Strength: Well balanced, PRR RB’s

Weakness: Elite scoring

X-Factor: Charles Johnson

Best value pick: Greg Olsen, $12

Another strong draft for Jason, which is becoming a staple. Nothing fancy either. He gets the guys he wants and doesn’t mess around, and there’s certainly something to be said for that.

T.Y. Hilton could become a No. 1 wideout, but volume may be an issue in Indy—a lot of mouths to feed.

RB is a strong position for Jay, who boasts two pass catching big-play backs, in Miller and Anderson.

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2015 Rivalry Week Matchups

Rivalry will be Week 12 this year, beginning on Thanksgiving (Nov. 26), highlighted by Eagles at Lions at 12:30pm. The trade deadline is the following day, Friday, November 27th.

Here are the matchups:

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The full schedule is now available on the league homepage.

2015 Draft Day Prop Bets

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Will Andrew Goodman attend the draft?

Yes  -175
No  +150

Will Mike LaRose bring WaWa?

Yes  -180
No  +130

Will Mike LaRose draft Tony Romo?

Yes    -500
No     +300

Will Mike LaRose draft Jason Witten?

Yes    -350
No     +275

Will Damien Wilmer bring any draft prep besides a cell phone?

Yes  +2000
No   -1000

Will Blake Rosenberg miss out on a player because no one can hear him?

Yes    -100
No     +100

What time will Linto Thomas arrive (Draft begins at 8pm)

Before 8       25/1
At 8              15/1
8pm-8:15       5/1
8:15-8:30       7/2
After 8:30       9/1

How many kickers will Stan Borodyansky draft?

0 – 1/5
1 – 5/1
2 – 25/1
3+ – 250/1

How long will Mike Goldberg’s rendition of the National Anthem be?

o1:20   +225
u1:20   -175

What will Andrew Tepel wear?

Eagles jersey                             22/1
Larry Bird/Dr. J choking shirt     30/1
Shirt and tie                               50/1
Plain v-neck t-shirt                       5/1
None of the above                       2/1

Who will own the most Eagles’ players?

Tepel       8/1
Porter      9/1
Scott        9/1
Damien   10/1
Other      12/1

Who will be the auctioneer (Dane is unavailable)?

Ryan Scherer      3/2
Porter                  5/1
Jordan Cogan    10/1
Joey LaRose      10/1
Osni Rocha         10/1
Corey Seidman   50/1

What will be the biggest problem of the draft?

Phil Pane’s face time/skype-in situation      2/1
Goodman having a replacement drafter     6/1
No auctioneer                                              8/1
Eagles-Packers distractions                       15/1
Linto’s tardiness                                         100/1

*Place your bets in the comment section, please.