Sorry I haven’t been around this week. Hectic week at work. But I decided to hit some Q&A because they’ve been pouring in with football drafts happening, and I’ll get to some more Snakes and Ladders in the next couple days.
What do you think of Arizona plus Kolb, minus Williams? -James, AZ
I like Kolb and Larry Fitzgerald and I’m not committing to anything after that. There is room for Beanie Wells to be good, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Arizona produces one of our surprise backs that arise every year. There is also potential for another receiver to make himself a quality WR2 in standard leagues. Early Doucet is a guy to keep an eye on. And LaRod Stephens Howling could find a role in this offense, and he has skills to produce for deeper leagues.
You have been touting Tebow but now there’s rumors of a trade or even getting cut. What now? -Tim, Utah
I’m convinced Tebow will be a winner. If Denver is going to waste the opportunity, then he will find a job somewhere. There are enough believers around the league that I don’t see the Broncos cutting him. They can get value back for him if they decide, um, Brady Quinn… is the future of the team. I haven’t dropped Tebow in my 14-team keeper league.
Do you drop the Giants down in the DST rankings with all the injuries? -Ray, Miami
I hate predicting DST rankings because experts tend to be wrong, but how can you not? Who is playing corner right now? That team just looks like they could get torched deep on a regular basis. Another Giants note, while we are on them, every defensive injury adds a little value to the members of the Giants passing game in my opinion. If they are constantly stuck in shootouts, Eli, Nicks, Manningham could all have big years. Also, the more I read about the Giants, the more I think Brandon Jacobs is going to get a significant amount of carries and it will be a bit more of a platoon than people think.
How do you do auctions? -Carrol, Jersey
Studs and scrubs. I try to get an elite player at each position, and then some cheap sleepers. This year I’m targeting Phillip Rivers in auctions because he’s going for just more than half the price of Rodgers or Brady and the stats could end up very comparable. I seem to be getting Larry Fitzgerald a lot because, of the top five or six receivers, he is a bit cheaper. I think if he did what he did with junk at QB, he could be the #1 receiver this year with Kolb. I budget for $1 on a kicker and $2 on defense (to make sure I get one I want).
That’s it for now. I’ll try to get to more later.