Boser’s Tweetbeat: A Holding Pattern

May 19, 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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Like many fantasy football writers, I’ve grown weary of stretching for moderately (at best) useful nuggets during the lockout. I’m in this game to dissect news, not create it. We’ve reached the point where we’re officially going in circles. Kevin Kolb looks like he may be headed to Arizona. Been thereMatthew Stafford’s looking good in shorts. Done that.
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Sure, the draft made for exciting fodder, but we news-hungry writers chewed up and spit out rookie speculation within 24 hours of its completion. Many are attempting to put new spins on heavily-regurgitated analysis, but frankly, nothing’s significantly changed since April 30th. All you need to know is that with each passing day, a rookie’s chances of making meaningful 2011 fantasy contributions are slowly diminishing.
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The bravest of the bored are already compiling strength of schedule analyses, but it’s a fruitless exercise at this point. Team defenses are already unpredictable by nature, and the fact that we haven’t even had free agency or trading means it’s still way too early to form reliable assessments. For instance, we don’t even know where Nnamdi Asomugha, one of the best shutdown cornerbacks in the game, will play next season. He’s one John Hancock away from turning a dream matchup into a nightmare for your WR1.
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You know things are slow on the fantasy football front when John Beck and Rex Grossman are making headlines. History’s most uninspiring quarterback competition has given amateurs like myself a nice opportunity to flex our comedic muscles.
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And the Redskins are on the clock…
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I’m sorry, folks—Twitter’s gone cold. You’re not missing anything out there.
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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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