Yesterday, the Pluto division of #SFB7 completed its draft. I feel that my roster is pretty solid except for my QB situation, which looks to be a dumpster fire. Good news is, Prescott and Bortles have shown the propensity to run under pressure, which may lead to first down points. Hopefully some of the others emerge as NFL starting QB's. I might have to work some major waiver wire magic to be competitive. Wish me luck!
With the coming and going of a busy Fourth of July weekend, it is time to put maximum time and effort into fantasy football leagues. I've drafted a few MFL10's (and a couple of MFL10 2x's too) but have not put in much time into Fantasy Football, until now. We can't say it's too early for fantasy football at this point of the year anymore!
I've got some major things upcoming this season, including defending my KFFSC title and doing consulting work with FantasyFootballKing.com. My first major draft this year is #SFB7, a prestigious 720-team league commissioned by Scott Fish, a heavy hitter in the fantasy football community. A who's who of fantasy football analysts and tweeters are in this league. It is a true honor to participate in this league.
720 teams you may ask? Yes, the league is divided into 12 divisions of 5 separate leagues; a total of 60 12-team leagues. You have to win you league, then your division, then compete to be champion of the whole 720 team enchilada. The divisions and leagues are named after Disney characters; I was placed in the Pluto league.
Teams started off drafting this morning (see picture below). I'm drafting with some great analysts in this league, I may as well throw in the towel now. But we'll see what happens.
I'm thinking I threw the first curveball in this draft, taking Melvin Gordon at the 1.05. This is a reach according to current ADP, but I really like Gordon (and frankly the whole Chargers offense) this season. A big scoring difference between #SFB7 and your typical leagues is the point-per-1st Down. Gordon was behind the big 3 RB's in that category, but he was up there with 82 total first downs. I think he will improve on that this season. He will be a top 5 RB.
Other than my Gordon pick, this draft has played out according current ADP (http://fantasyadhd.com/sfb/). With my second pick at the 2.08, I quickly snatched up Jordan Howard. I usually don't go RB-RB to start a draft, but scooping up Howard there is an ADP value. He is being taken earlier in the second round according to current ADP. Howard also had 82 total first downs last season.
So where do I go next? Most likely QB (superflex) or TE (2.5 points per 1st down), depending on who's there at my next pick. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
by Mark Salinas
Welcome to the INFERNO Fantasy Football blog! I may look young (see the "About" page), but I played in my first Fantasy Football league way back in 1995. I started playing in mid/high stakes FF leagues five years ago and even won one (2014 FFWC #8). I also won the 2016 KFFSC. In 2018, I was Top 5 in the SBFFC. This blog will document my thoughts, experiences, and exploits in the realm of Fantasy Football. I've also been starting to do sports betting more in 2019. Any picks I post are for entertainment purposes only. Thanks for reading!