Every week during the 2014 NFL season I’ll post my weekly position rankings to help you set your fantasy lineup (as will Anthony Maggio). Adjustments will be made throughout the week to account for news, injuries, etc. Post questions in the comments below or on Twitter @Bo_Mitchell.
Aaron Rodgers at New Orleans
Peyton Manning vs. San Diego
Andrew Luck at Pittsburgh
Philip Rivers at Denver
Drew Brees vs. Green Bay Continue reading
Every Thursday on 1500ESPN’s Fantasy Football Pants Party, Anthony Maggio and Bo Mitchell field their Ballsy teams—a full fantasy lineup comprised only of players available in at least half of ESPN leagues. Each week Zoneblitz.com will publish a preview, with my top rated at each position among the Ballsy-eligible players.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Contributor Committee has nominated Bills and Colts GM Bill Polian and Packers GM Ron Wolf as the first two candidates for enshrinement through the new contributor position created earlier this year.
Polian and Wolf were selected from a list that reportedly included 11 candidates:
- Paul Tagliabue
- Eddie DeBartolo
- Pat Bowlen
- Art Modell
- Art McNally
- Steve Sabol
- Gil Brandt
- Bobby Beathard
- George Young
Polian and Wolf will advance automatically to the final vote, along with senior committee nominee Mick Tingelhoff, where they will need a “yes” vote from 80 percent of the full committee in order to earn induction into the Hall of Fame.
Polian was instrumental in building the Buffalo Bills into four-time Super Bowl participants in the 1990s and he also drafted Peyton Manning to Indianapolis, which led to a Super Bowl win and a number of playoff appearances. Wolf rebuilt a long-wayward Packers team, trading for Brett Favre and winning a Super Bowl in the process.
The addition of the contributor slots has been controversial. Many favored separating executives, referees and other non-players from the players to give them a better chance to compete. Regular readers to this space largely agreed, but were critical that doing so meant one fewer senior committee selection in three of the next five seasons.
More coming on this announcement later. Share your thoughts on these two nominations below.
He’s unbeatable. Anthony Maggio’s fantasy football advice has undoubtedly won matchups for many all season long – and if you’ve been following his Survivor Pool approach, you’re also still in the money.
He ran his record to 7-0 in this double elimination competition from which all of his opponents have already been knocked out. So we’re spotlighting his picks and then the rest of us will weigh in with some thoughts for a consolation round pool as well. Continue reading
Everyone hit nine or more except me – Tony paced things with an 11. Regular reader and guest picker Dr. Phil hit 10 – and might have nailed an 11th, but he missed the Denver/San Francisco game – sorry, Dr. Phil. I didn’t look that closely until I scored them or I would have asked.
At any rate, my eight drops me in the standings even further. Such is life – took a few chances lost week and lost.
Here are the standings: Continue reading