CBSsports: Fantasy Football Podcast
CBSsports.com While the discussion opens about TB RB Doug Martin and his overall fantasy football value this podcast is all about every running-back.
How deep is the running-back position? Will their be any gems in the late rounds? Should you take a running-back with your first three picks? Will the injury history of the running-back position devalue the position in fantasy football?
I give Dave, Jamey, and even Adam credit because this may be the best podcast they have done yet this season.
If you listen to one podcast this season this is the one. GREAT PODCAST!
ESPN: No Argument OAK RB McFadden is a Beast When Healthy
ESPN.com While I have Darren McFadden ranked very high in my 2012 RB Cheat Sheet I still understand why most fantasy football “experts” are not as high on him.
Now I am not an expert and I don’t know where you acquire that certification; however I do know that fantasy football success is driven by risk.
Aggressive risk and you go in the tank but add moderate risk and you could hit a home run. If you play it safe you could make the playoffs but getting to a championship is impossible without standing out at a particular position.
McFadden is worth the risk this season and if his injury history may makes you hesitant consider the changes in place in Oakland.
- As Christopher Harris points out McFadden averaged 127 yards from scrimmage a game when healthy.
- Mike Goodson is no Michael Bush so Oakland is showing faith in McFadden by letting Bush go to the Bears.
- The Raiders are going back to zone blocking and have added offensive lineman Mike Brisiel from Houston, drafted guard Tony Bergstrom, and added new offensive line coach and another former Houston Texan Frank Pollack.
- The addition of quarterback Carson Palmer is sure to only give McFadden an advantage he has never had a veteran quarterback that can lead the offense.
MercuryNews.com “I can’t say I’m unlucky because in my mind I’m a very blessed person to even be playing in this league,” McFadden continued. “I just go out there and take it one day at a time. I can’t control injuries. If I get hurt, I’m going to get hurt going hard … I’m not going to go out there and play not to get hurt.”
Like I said I am not an expert and never claimed to be one however a healthy McFadden, a new coaching staff and offensive scheme, and a veteran QB. All those intangibles that cannot be measured by fantasy football eggheads make McFadden the perfect storm for fantasy football risk equaling reward.
All 32 NFL Teams breakdown of Free Agents and team needs
Bleacher Report breaks down all 32 NFL teams!
Including free agency loses, teams total current salary cap status, and the positional needs of each team.