Fantasy Football Update From “The Freak”

Greeting fantasy football fans! I’m Terry Blount the Fantasy Freak and I’m here to provide you with some NFL fantasy news from time-to-time this season! I have been playing fantasy football for almost 20 years and writing, talking and dreaming about it for nearly as long. I’ll be checking in on this space from time-to-time during the season, providing fantasy news as well as news about the TSCPL’s own fantasy league! Yep, the library has a fantasy football league and yours truly is a proud owner.

Also, I would like to encourage you all to write to me with your fantasy questions or simply football questions in general. Drop me a line at askthefreak@hotmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

AROUND THE LEAGUE

It’s been very sobering to see the Peyton Manning-less Colts performing so horribly. The good news for them is they will play the Chiefs very soon. My point is, the fortunes of an NFL team can ture on a dime. Perennial contender Indy is devastated by the loss of Manning while the defending AFC West champs (KC) have done a 180 – in the wrong direction.

It’s Wednesday as I write this and I think I just heard another ACL pop on an NFL back or receiver. I personally am the hard-luck owner of both Jamaal Charles and Kenny Britt. You can’t tell me that the lockout didn’t contribute to the injury epidemic that has attacked the league. Let’s hope it ends soon.

START THESE GUYS

Here are a few fantasy guys I would play this week. Normally I would go into detail, but to save time and space, I’m just going to list them this week. I’ve skipped the obvious picks. I always say that if I have to tell you to play Tom Brady, then I can’t help you.

If you have any questions, PLEASE email me at askthefreak@hot mail.com. Here goes:

QBs

Ryan Fitzpatrick (kinda obvious anyway)

Eli Manning (versus a poor Cardinals defense)

Matthew Stafford (He’s on fire…keep playing him)

RBs

LeSean McCoy (should NOT be benched at all right now)

Fred Jackson (hottest back in the NFL right now)

Ahmad Bradshaw (versus a weak Arizona pass defense)

Chris Johnson (should FINALLY wake up against a bad, BAD Cleveland rush defense)

TEs

Rob Gronkowski (don’t bench this guy until further notice)

WRs

Steve Johnson (facing Cincinnati; THE most over-rated pass defense in the NFL)

Denarius Moore (the best WR in Oakland right now and they are finding ways to get this speedster the ball)

Well, there you have it! A few fantasy thoughts, care of the freak! Again, please send you questions or comments to askthefreak@hotmail.com .

GOOD LUCK THIS WEEK!

Thanks!

I'm the Red Carpet Librarian and work to bring lifelong support services to the Topeka and Shawnee County area through outreach and programming. I also am a sports enthusiast, work closely with the library's sports collection, and provide programming to engage the community's sports fans.