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Hurricane Irma wants to take over the news cycle so everyone be safe.  I know everyone is hoping and praying all affected by this storm comes through it OK.  It is Football time in America again.  Every year it happens quickly and before you know it Thanksgiving comes and the games are on and I am tired from eating too much turkey.  But that is still far enough away, so let us talk about my draft

My draft went without a hitch.  It was the quickest draft at 55 minutes and it was fun.  All of it goes by in the blink of an eye.  How do you draft?  Just take the top 200 PPR players from Fantasy Sharks, load them into the draft queue and go!  Because I have a strong QB league, I went QB, WR,WR, WR, RB, WR, TE, K, DST, WR, WR, WR and on and on.   Once you get past the 12th round it is all a guessing game.  But the games begin anew.

The NFL season begins this Thursday with The World Champion Patriots of New England hosting the Chiefs of Kansas City.  The talk up here in New England is all about raising the championship banner and seeing Roger Goodell at the game, one year removed from Deflategate.  Tom Brady is now 40 and all eyes will be on his durability because 40 is a threshold in the NFL.  QBs at the age of 40 traditionally have a difficult time so it should be an interesting year.

#8 out of 10

I had the eighth pick in the draft and the biggest decision in my league is which quarterback to take.  Now in most leagues the quarterback gets 3 points per touchdown pass.  In our league the quarterback gets 6 points.  In most leagues it is a straight up 2 RB/2 WR/1 TE league.  In our league we have 1 RB/1 WR and 2 Flex positions.  In addition we are a Points Per Reception league (PPR).  That means offense offense offense!  Big numbers are made week in and week out and a quarterback can and will save you, especially at the end of the year if your team is in the playoff hunt.

I had do decide between Kirk Cousins or Cam Newton.  I went with Cam Newton hoping for a big statistical comeback year for him.  This year the league took 5 QBs and 2 WRs and 3 RBs in the first round.

Knowledge is Power

That is from Schoolhouse Rock.  And over forty years later it still applies.  A fantasy football team is picked so now please register on the website and enter your team in to the My Fantasy Sharks – Customize Fantasy Sharks to Your Leagues – My Players.  You will get a Roster Editor and just select your players and you are on your way.  Now continue to My Fantasy Sharks – Starting Lineup Help – Lineup Coach and get your Starters for the first game.  Go with this for the first week and then come back next week to see what happened.  It will get a little bit more advanced but you need to start somewhere.  As usual until that time we have a season to speak of.

2017 – Riddle Time

This year’s inquiry about the National Football League is where I try to ask the questions which need to be answered.  Some will be answered early.  Some will be answered late.  In no particular order they are as follows…

  • Will Tom Brady last the season as a 40 year old QB?
  • Will Colin Kaepernick have a job?
  • Will RG III have a job?
  • Will Tony Romo be enticed to come out of retirement?
  • Will Commissioner Roger Goodell stay out of the NFL conversation for the first 4 weeks?
  • Does Cam Newton have a comeback season?
  • Will Aaron Rodgers have an MVP season?
  • Will Drew Brees give New Orleans a great and potentially last season?
  • Will the NFL still lead the overall television ratings?
  • Will TE Rob Gronkowski play the whole season injury free?

So many questions and all will be answered in time my friends.  Speaking of time it is time to kick off the season.


Waiting For The New Season To Begin – 2017

There is nothing like easing your way into the school year my friends with a four day week.  Out of left field as I am writing this article I see a green lawn in my yard.  So I would declare this to be the Summer of the lawn.  Somehow the lawn did not burn out and my golf course did not burn out as well.

Now the season begins and Fantasy Football is bigger than ever.  I have several friends that have multiple teams.  They refer to their good team and then they have a bad team and it is so enjoyable to listen to.  I have only one team and I live and scream and work with that one team.  The website will put you in good hands.  You are on the path to Fantasy Sharks prosperity.

Welcome to Fantasy Football my friends.

Let the games begin — Season 2017-2018.

Master D.

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About Tim Davoll

Author of the Weekly Series "Diary of a Fantasy Virgin" since opening day of That particular date? It was September 12, 2002 when my first article was published on this site. It has been a great ride ever since.