Fantasy Football Week 1 Preview (A Nino Brown Story)

Fantasy Football

I start the season off going against Team Air It Out. Last year I made it to the champion game and…… lost (That unfortunate DeMarco Murray ankle injury). This season, I’m ready to get my crown back (I won 4 years ago). As shown below, my opponent has a slight edge according to the projections

Week 1 Starters

(I have the Bills Defense and K Dan Bailey. He has the Dolphins Defense and K Justin Tucker)

Week 1 Bench

My QB situation isn’t the best, but I feel like I should be able to get by (for now). I’m solid at RB and especially at WR. I’m still debating who I should flex (Markus Wheaton is looking appealing). Hopefully Gronk can do what Gronk does best (make plays and score touchdowns!) I have a couple of “home run hitters” in the lineup (Cobb and Murray). If either one of those goes off, I might be in luck. All in all, I feel like O’dell Beckham Jr is the x-factor for this week’s match up. If ODB goes has 100+ receiving yards and 2 TD’s, I might be in some serious trouble. Dallas secondary isn’t amazing either so that could. actually happen (just my luck). If anything, I’m just excited to see some football again, starting tonight!



Are You Ready For Some (Fantasy) Football?


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:



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!