Saying farewell to ‘The League’ and its fantasy football idiocy

I remember watching The League for the first time when it aired. The idea of the show was so stupid that I thought it was genius. I had seen commercials for it leading up to the series premiere. It was a bunch of friends who were too obsessed with fantasy football that real-life decisions were somehow tied into their fantasy football decisions. I loved the show from the start. I didn’t think the American public would dig it as much as I did.

As the show continued on, we got to see more silliness to keep the show running. A show solely based on fantasy football was going to be a difficult one so they had to include some weird characteristics to the main cast to keep it interesting. Its popularity allowed them to get celebrities and even actual football players to have cameos. Ultimately, it still made fantasy football its central focal point.

I loved every minute of it. I laughed so hard all the time.

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Want to win your fantasy league? Some of these suggestions might work

Another year of fantasy football. I don’t expect to have all the answers and some of these suggestions could be completely wrong. But I will impart my wisdom among you. It’s up to you if you want to believe my advice to be of any value. I may be completely wrong. Good luck in fantasy football this year!

1 – Broncos offense will be on fire again.

Let’s take a look at this offense right now. They didn’t really get worse. The loss of Eric Decker isn’t a huge hit but the potential growth in Montee Ball could be huge. Peyton Manning is still playing at an elite level and the receivers are still very good. I don’t thin the Broncos will repeat the same offensive numbers they did last season but I don’t think they will tail off that much either. If you get a chance to grab a Broncos offensive weapon, do it. Even kicker Matt Prater is the top kicker in the league in my opinion. I think at this point, you should look at how early you want to get at least one of the receiving weapons. It would be a good investment if you did.

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If Jimmy Graham gets franchise tagged as a wide receiver, there’s a big potential fantasy impact

We knew it was going to happen. Now Jimmy Graham is confirming that he will get the franchise tag. However, we don’t know what position he will be tagged as. He will make significantly less if he is tagged as a wide receiver, but his party is arguing that because he lines up in the slot so often that he can and should be viewed as a wide receiver (and thus receiving a bigger price tag).

If Graham is tagged as a wide receiver, it will not only affect the Saints financially (and their approach to how they line him up in 2014), but it will also affect the fantasy world.

Will they list him as a wide receiver only? Or maybe a tight end only? Or will he be eligible for both?

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Roddy White gives fantasy owners advice on how to play him

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has been nursing an ankle injury all week. His injury limited his production Sunday. He had only two catches for 19 yards.

Monday morning, White tweeted this out to his concerned fantasy owners.

It’s nice that fantasy has become so important and relevant that White felt the need for that PSA. Football season is truly here!

My own fantasy draft advice that helps you win or lose

I think I am in four leagues this year. I can’t remember. But I do know my football and I have fantasy advice to share. After some hits and misses from last year’s suggestion box, let’s see how this one goes.

These suggestions are just that. I can’t guarantee victory for any of you, but hey, I’ll share what I know.

1 – QB in first round last year was encouraged, but not this year.

Getting a solid running back first and possibly a great tight end is a bigger priority. If you wait four or five rounds, you still have a chance to grab Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Andrew Luck, Eli Manning and maybe Robert Griffin III. Trust me, you want to get the harder to come by elite running backs early. It’d be nice to have Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. But if you don’t have to get them early, then you can wait.

On a side note, Colin Kaepernick is the most intriguing quarterback out there. He has a ton of fantasy potential with his arm and legs. But with so little receiver experience, can he be that explosive? I think he can, but don’t draft him too high. If he falls to you in the third round, then go ahead. But not too early.

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Why I don’t do fantasy baseball anymore

Fantasy!!!

Last year was the first time in about 10 years that I didn’t do fantasy baseball. It was a relief for me.

Now as most of you know, baseball is my favorite sport and naturally fantasy should be something I do. But last year I didn’t re-join my old league and I enjoyed the summer so much differently. Even though I do keep tabs on players, I didn’t have to worry about stats or anything. My nights of studying up matchups ended.

I would have joined this year if I had more friends that wanted to do it, but not enough people care about it and have the desire to go through a long season. Also, I don’t like joining public leagues so again this year, I am giving it a break.

My enjoyment of baseball is better now and maybe in the future I’ll come back. But after the fun I had last season watching the A’s, I think I’ll be OK with another year without worries.

Head of Yahoo! Sports apologizes for fantasy site’s malfunction

New excuse: Yahoo! Sports wasn’t working

If you had problem with your fantasy lineup this morning on Yahoo!, the head of Yahoo! Sports sends an apology.

This comes a little over 12 hours since the fantasy site failed to load and fantasy football owners who waited until the last minute were scrambling.

Luckily for me, I had my lineup ready. But I did try to check my lineup and was left with pages that didn’t load. I am glad that the head of Yahoo! sent this apology but the timing was just so bad.

Here’s the full letter sent via email to all fantasy users:

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