// Michael Turner

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 9

This week, I’m going to attempt to put the “fast” in “Fantasy Fast Forward.” Why? Because as I’m typing this, I’m just a few short hours away from jetting off to Las Vegas, and like any other guy I know, I’m a procrastinator and haven’t packed a darn thing yet. So instead of racking up […]

Week 3 Pickups

The early weeks of the football season is an important time for fantasy team owners. Often players that are barely on the mind of fantasy owners during the draft end up carrying a team into the playoffs. Last year, Sidney Rice was one of the more productive receivers in the game, but largely went undrafted […]

NFC South Fantasy Preview

The NFC South is a story of two “haves” and two “have-nots.” The ultimate “have” are the reigning Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints. From top to bottom, on both sides of the ball, the Saints are stacked with stars that will no doubt have New Orleans thinking repeat, all season long. From there, […]

TGIF: Fantasy Football Draft, 2010

With the conclusion of the 2009 season, it is time to start looking ahead to the future. Although it may be too early to accurately project what the first round of the draft will be next season, it is still fun to think about. I have gotten into the habit of making my prediction for […]

Starting with a Blank Slaton?

Continuing my run of creative, pun-intended titles for my Fantasy Football pieces (joining “Running Back to Basics” and “The NFL Quarterback-up Club“), I now bring you “Starting with a Blank Slaton,” which of course refers to that pint-sized running back we all love from the Houston Texans: Steve Slaton. Slaton is a much-maligned back this […]

TGIF: What Has Become of Yahoo! Fantasy Football’s First Round?

Now, I am focusing on just one provider of fantasy football, so the rankings may differ from other leagues. Every season, for people who are not that familiar with the game of fantasy football, we tend to lean heavily on the rankings. Even if you are a seasoned veteran, you can’t help but be influenced […]

High Five/Low Five: Week 10

Dear National Football League, Before I begin, I would like to thank you for the many years of entertainment you have given me and the millions of other football fans in the country. Your league has surpassed the rest and is truly the new “national pastime.” For five months every fall and winter, you have […]

Fantasy Football Report: Week 9

I did it! I finally dropped Eddie Royal in both of my leagues. I am free of his crap! I feel like I’ve been in an abusive relationship for nine weeks and now have found the courage to rid myself of the pain. Oh god, just watch him take off now. Headlines Larry Johnson Released […]

Fantasy Football Report: Week 5

I just watched “Little Giants” on television the other day. I also watched Monday Night Football last night and saw the semi-resurgence of Jets WR Braylon Edwards. It just made me think that Edwards is like the Little Giants WR “Hot Hands” Hanon, the WR who constantly dropped passes. Maybe Edwards learned to catch the […]

Patriots, Falcons to Clash on Sunday

Atlanta Falcons (2-0) at New England Patriots (1-1) Time: 1:00 p.m. Where: Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts TV: FOX Radio: 98.5 FM:  The Sports Hub The Patriots have fallen to a 1-1 record and have seemed like a shell of their former selves. They struggled through the Buffalo game, and thanks to make a miraculous […]

TGIF: Fun With Fantasy Football’s First Round

Let’s be honest for a moment. Trying to prep for a fantasy football draft is borderline useless. It is without question the most unpredictable of all the fantasy games (well, the major ones anyway…who cares about fantasy NASCAR?). Thanks to its small number of games and high risk of injury, attempting to project player stats […]

Fantasy Football Focus: The Starting 11 – Top Dawgs

It’s been said that first impressions go a long way. You get introduced to someone for the first time and you accidentally spit on them when greeting them, they are going to remember that forever. Go on a job interview with a glob of hair gel hanging from your ear, a la Ben Stiller in […]

TGIF: Fantasy Football Draft, 2009

The regular season has only been over for a few days but, that doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking about next season. I pulled a similar stunt like this when I made a first round projection for the 2009 baseball season. So naturally, I am back again to do the same thing only this time, […]

Fantasy Football Report: Week 15

With leagues already in playoff mode, it is important to make sure that you pay attention to who is playing. By that I mean,  make sure your current starters will actually be starting. Some teams will rest their players in order to gear them up for the playoffs and that can hurt you. So, for […]

Fantasy Football Report: Week 12

In my other football league, I have been officially eliminated from the playoffs. I blame this on a few factors but most of all my draft. The biggest mistake I made was overvaluing wide receivers. Instead of grabbing a good QB or my second RB, I stretched for Braylon Edwards. Lesson learned. Brady Quinn Out […]