The Fantasy Factor

Quarterbacks Preview

Wednesday, 06 August 2008 10:50 AM Written by

The Quarterback.  It is very difficult to win your fantasy league without a good one.  In 04, I took Peyton Manning in the first round and I got lots of laughs from the fantasy draft chat room.  "You can't draft a quarterback in the first round!"  "Its all about running backs."  "Well there's two easy wins for me".  Forty-nine TD passes later; I had a 12-4 record and a 2nd straight Fantasy Football title.  If a quarterback is capable of putting up stats that look like something you'd see in the AFL or in Madden 09, he is most definitely worthy of a first round pick.  Last year, as much as I hated to do it, I closed my eyes, clicked the "Hire" button next to Tom Brady's name and watched the Xtreme Machine (my team) dominate the PG salary cap football game.  Brady was the most expensive player in the league and with good reason.  He had almost 100 points more than any other player in the league.  Running backs are typically the most valuable players in any fantasy league, but every now and then a quarterback comes along and turns that fantasy philosophy upside down.  Here is The Fantasy Factor's top 15.

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Francisco Liriano returns

Monday, 04 August 2008 08:32 AM Written by

One of the most dominant pitchers in the league, two summers ago, is back after missing the entire 2007 season due to Tommy John surgery.  Yesterday, he recorded his first win after throwing six scoreless innings and striking out five against the Indians.  Its been a long road back for the hard throwing lefty as he started out 0-3 with an 11.32 ERA in the first month of the season.  After being sent to the minors, he slowly began to turn things around.  In his final month with the Red Wings (I just had to plug the name of their AAA affiliate) he went 5-0 with a 1.21 ERA.

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Fantasy Friday 8/1/2008

Friday, 01 August 2008 07:57 AM Written by

I benefitted early on from Ellsbury, Ichiro, Pierre, Damon to a lesser extent.  For whatever reason, very few guys are even trying.  Rollins and Reyes are two more guys that seem to run rather infrequently.  I traded Reyes for pitching thinking that Weeks would fill the SB void, but have been disppointed.  Maybe Lewis is an answer.  Your thoughts? - Sent by Clueless

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Bay to Bo Sox; Manny to Dodgers

Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:37 PM Written by

The unthinkable nightmare that Pirate fans have been dreading became a reality in the final minutes of baseball's trading deadline.  The heart and soul of the team, Jason Bay was a part of a blockbuster trade involving three teams, the Pirates, Dodgers and Red Sox

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Junior headed to the White Sox

Thursday, 31 July 2008 07:58 AM Written by

Pending MLB approval, future hall of fame outfielder, Ken Griffey Jr, has been dealt from the Reds to the AL central division leading Chicago White Sox in exchange for Nick Masset and Danny Richar.

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