Boser’s Tweetbeat: Boser Interviewed by Jim Day

Jun 30, 2011


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Boser’s Tweetbeat – Sifting through the hashtags to bring you the hottest trending Twitter topics in the Fantasy Football industry.
By Ryan Boser
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There are a handful of Tweeters out there who’ve been working overtime throughout the lull of the lockout, churning stale subject matter into fresh conversation. One of these luminaries is my pal, Jim Day, from Go Ahead Score. While most of us are trying our damnedest to be productive members of society, Jim’s sitting on a beanbag chair in a dark basement concocting his ever-popular “Twitter Question of the Day.” Thank you, Jim. Your dedication to fake football has not gone unnoticed.
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The following are my answers to Jim’s fantasy-focused challenges.
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Q: Who is the most overrated player in the fantasy football, and why?
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A: I’m perplexed by the amount of faith people still have in Jahvid Best. He’s currently the 16th running back off the board in MyFantasyLeague mocks. While we’re still waiting for the final destination of several players, there are roughly ten backs lower than Best who I’d take before the Detroit sophomore (Ahmad Bradshaw, Jonathan Stewart, LeGarrette Blount, Knowshon Moreno, DeAngelo Williams, Shonn Greene, Mark Ingram, Cedric Benson, Marshawn Lynch and Ryan Grant).
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In his rookie season, Best rushed for 3.3 yards per carry, confirmed fears that he’s too slight to be a featured back, and inspired the Lions to spend a second rounder on Mikel Leshoure. The Illinois bruiser is built for goal line use. Moreover, he’s much better suited for first and second down duties than Best, who I view as nothing more than a glorified scat back.
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Q: Who is your fantasy breakout player of the year?
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A: Jordy Nelson is coming off a huge postseason (three games, 28 targets, and 21/286/2), and I believe the 6’3″, 217-lb. 26-year old is ready to take the next step. The Donald Driver era is finally coming to an end (11/113/0 in those same three postseason games), and the butter-fingered James Jones looks to be on his way out. Randall Cobb is a nice addition, but he’ll work the slot, and Jermichael Finley is officially injury-prone. Lining up opposite Greg Jennings, I think Nelson and Aaron Rodgers will build upon their postseason chemistry and continue to exploit CB2′s throughout the 2011 season.
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Q: Which player falls on their face in 2011 after a great 2010?
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A: Easy one–Brandon Lloyd. John Fox loves to run, and I expect Kyle Orton to be traded. Furthermore, I think the Broncos’ young receiving talent emerges this season. Lloyd’s 2010 campaign screams mirage, not trend, when looking at his body of work. He obliterated career-highs across the board last season.
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Q: Which Rookie wins Offensive Rookie of the Year, and why?
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A: I went deep with this one and chose Washington’s Roy Helu. I think he beats out Ryan Torain for the starting job, and his one-cut style a perfect fit for Mike Shanahan’s system. Rookie running backs generally have an easier transition to the NFL than other skill positions.
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Q: Who is the most underrated player in fantasy football?
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A: Over the last three seasons, Philip Rivers has averaged 4,323 yards, has a 92/33 TD:INT ratio, and hasn’t missed a game. Somehow, he’s still not held in the same regard as other top fantasy quarterbacks by many.
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Q: Is there a player you won’t draft, and why?
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A: Matt Stafford. I’m not willing to overpay for his hype. The guy’s a china doll who’s missed 19 of 32 career games (59%) and plays in the same division as Julius Peppers, Clay Matthews and Jared Allen. He’s a low-end QB2 who’s being drafted as a low-end QB1.
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Q: Which of these three do you want in a Dynasty PPR league; LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles or Ray Rice?
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A: Nobody has done more with less than Jamaal Charles. Last season he finished second in the NFL in rushing despite ranking 14th in carries, behind teammate Thomas Jones. Charles is an outstanding receiver, and while his touchdown numbers have been a bit light, Jones (who turns 33 this summer) is running on fumes. He might be the top player in this format for the next five years.
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Q: Which of these quarterbacks do you want in Dynasty, and why: Matt Ryan, Josh Freeman or Sam Bradford?
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A: I think you have to go Matt Ryan. He can’t fail with those outside weapons (Roddy White and Julius Jones). He’s never been outstanding from a fantasy perspective, but his floor appears to be much higher than the other two, who don’t have nearly the supporting cast.
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Q: What is your favorite fantasy football site, and why?
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A: There are so many good ones out there, but I have to give a shout out to my boys at Pro Football Focus. Like Jim, they’ve been killing it this offseason. I also regularly visit Football Guys and Rotoworld, among others, but Twitter is easily your best source for anything and everything fantasy-related.
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Ryan Boser is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA), and regularly contributes writing and commentary to numerous media outlets. Ryan’s own website, Out of My League, covers both fantasy football and the Minnesota sports landscape.

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