Fantasy Football Week 4 Preview (A Nino Brown Story)


Entering week 4, I am sitting at the top of my league at 3-0. Gronk has been the MVP for my team and Cam Newton is making a serious case to take the crown. As you see below that my roster is slightly different from the one entering week 1. Marshawn Lynch has been my worst RB through the mist of the season. Fortunately for me, Latavius Murray, Carlos Hyde, and Danny Woodhead have been exceptional. Initially, I felt my WR core was above-average with the ability to be great. Randall Cobb and Jarvis Landry have played well. The resurgence of Larry Fitzgerald has catapulted my core into something dangerous. Granted I don’t have Julio Jones, AJ Green, or Antonio Brown, but my core as a whole makes my team respectable. The Bills defense has played strong, despite that debacle against New England. My quarterbacks have played better than I thought, and it’s well needed. Teddy has had his moments, but I’m still shaky on him. Cam Newton has been playing like the superman that he has always imitated. And Gronk… well… he’s Gronk.

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With that being said, I’m headed into week 4 playing against Hustle Gang GDOD. As shown below I’m projected to win, but he hasn’t changed his RB spot yet. My main concern is Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton exploding against Jacksonville. If that happens, things can get interesting.

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JGOOD

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Are You Ready For Some (Fantasy) Football?


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As we all know, the NFL regular season is right around the corner. Quite a few things have happened between now and my NFL Preview post that was shared about a week ago. Kelvin Benjamin and Jordy Nelson (allegedly) both torn their ACLs, Reggie Wayne taking a physical and SIGNING with New England, RG3 gets a concussion, and Randy Moss hints on a possible return. Drafting RG3 and Reggie was never an option but Jordy and Kelvin were on my radar.

I play in multiple fantasy football leagues (FFL) every year. Some are recreational and some are competitive. I have about 3 or 4 leagues that ate considered my “main leagues”, and display one of them in a few.

Fantasy football allows you to pick your own team from all the players in the NFL. You score points based on the performances of the players every week in a head to head match up. In a standard league, you would start 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (WR RB or TE), 1 D/ST (Defense and Special Teams), and 1 K. In the league I’m showcasing, majority of the rules are the same except you have to start 2 QBs and it’s PPR (Points Per Reception).

When drafting, you usually want to take RBs first because the position is scarce and there’s not enough productive players at that position. You really shouldn’t draft a QB until the 6th round, a D/ST until the 13th round, AND A KICKER SHOULD ALWAYS BE A TAKEN IN THE LAST ROUND AND NOT BEFORE!!

There are a few exceptions. When you have all pro players like Aaron Rodgers, Gronk, and Antonio Brown that’s ranked high on the draft board, it’s hard to ignore them. Here’s an example:

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I am the commissioner of this league and have been for 5 years. My team name is Nino Brown. If you watched “New Jack City” you would understand the name. I had the 4th overall pick and I ended up taking Marshawn Lynch which is solid considering Le’Veon Bell, Adrian Peterson, and Jamaal Charles were gone. Now the way the draft was shaping out, somehow Gronk was still available when it was my turn to pick again. Knowing the WR is the deepest position, I took him because TEs are a hit a miss 9 times out of 10. He’s the 1 out of 10.

I really like my team because there’s no real weaknesses, like last year. Cobb, Bridgewater, Hyde and Murray should have a fantastic year. I have a few sleepers and all-star talent. I will this league updated every week on here so you can follow along. If you want any FFL league advice or anything football related, just let me know!

JGOOD