Fantasy Football: The Art of the Value Draft

Written by Jason Clarke

Many fantasy owners believe thatrepparttar key to having a good year in your respective league is to hit on your first few picks in your draft. While it’s true that you have to make those first few picks count to have a chance to compete in a league,repparttar 138643 real great teams are probably built deeper inrepparttar 138644 draft, in rounds five or later. This isrepparttar 138645 area ofrepparttar 138646 draft where you learn who has done their homework and prepared and who just picked up a fantasy magazine on their way torepparttar 138647 draft.

This method is almost an art form of knowing not only what player to pick, but when to pick them. To be informed and have a great feeling about a guy, but blowing that homework and picking him in round 3 negates allrepparttar 138648 work and preparation. Get your studs and stand-bys inrepparttar 138649 first several rounds, then start picking your spots to take guys you feel, or you have been informed about, that should have great years. Take for instance a couple of receivers from this years crop of value players like Andre Davis (CLE) and Terry Glenn (DAL). These players have been, forrepparttar 138650 most part, very consistent performers in this young season. These two receivers have been outperforming many players taken, in most drafts, rounds ahead of them.

Put Andre Davis’ numbers next to Koren Robinson or Chris Chamber’s statistics. You’ll see that Davis has outperformed both of these receivers who were picked higher in most leagues this year. Davis hasrepparttar 138651 advantage on these two in yards and draws even with Chambers in TD’s with two. In one of my leagues, Chambers was drafted in round five and Davis in round ten. And Koren Robinson, who Davis out performs in yards and TD’s, he was taken inrepparttar 138652 fourth round. How’s that for value in a tenth round pick??

Croquet Courting

Written by Peter Jay

Is Croquet a good courting or dating activity? Inrepparttar eighteen-hundreds, youth inrepparttar 138554 British Empire and colonies used croquet as a means of courting. It was a chance for young men and young ladies to spend time together out onrepparttar 138555 playing field without their ever watchful and over protective bourgeois parents looking over their shoulders and observing everything they do and say. But is it still a good dating activity today? I thought so, until I played with “Mallet Girl.” I do not recall Mallet Girl’s real name, so I will just refer to her as Mallet Girl. So, anyway, Mallet Girl and I went on a group date to a park to play some pleasant and casual American backyard poison croquet. Everything was going fine, until half way throughrepparttar 138556 game when it was Mallet Girl’s turn to hit her ball. She was several wickets behind me and about thirty feet away. I was a safe distance from Mallet Girl, and I was inrepparttar 138557 lead, and thought that I did not have anything to worry about. The sun was shining brightly inrepparttar 138558 partly cloudy but mostly blue sky. A cool breeze rattledrepparttar 138559 leaves inrepparttar 138560 trees. Indeed, I was in a world of nearly perfect tranquility. From my safe distance I calmly stood there peering out ofrepparttar 138561 corner of my eye as Mallet Girl pulled her club back to take a swing. It looked more like a swing to hit a baseball than a croquet ball, or a drive swing in golf. Anyway, Mallet Girl swung at full force. Her ball went rolling acrossrepparttar 138562 grass as intended, but suddenly, and before I could react, yet in slow motion, I beheldrepparttar 138563 end of her mallet floating acrossrepparttar 138564 grass toward me. It was going so fast it traveledrepparttar 138565 entire thirty feet without losing any altitude. The end of her mallet streamlined toward me, a foot aboverepparttar 138566 grass, slamming into my shin… Whack! leaving me scarcely enough time to jump.

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