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The Fantasy Job: Now Hiring

Posted on: April 18, 2008 4:36 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2008 4:37 pm
 
When people meet me, they usually have two questions:

"How the heck did you get that job?!"

and

"Are you guys hiring?"

I can answer the first question easily: I fell backwards into it.

The second answer usually is no.

But not today. We're hiring.

The folks who market our Fantasy products are looking for someone who (1) loves Fantasy (2) wants a career in marketing (3) has some marketing experience, preferably search engine marketing and/or optimization and (4) lives in or is willing to relocate to South Florida (sorry, without assistance).

If you meet that criteria, we’d love to get your resume.<o:p></o:p>

To be considered, click here. Any resumes emailed to me will die in a grease fire.



The NFL released their "strength of schedule" for the 2008 season. Fantasy owners flock to this to see who got the "easiest" schedule.

And if you buy into that sack of propaganda, I'd like to play in a Fantasy league with you.

For starters, anyone who plays Miami, St. Louis, Atlanta or Oakland in 2008 is going to have a "favorable" schedule based on those teams' horrid 2007 final stats. However, both teams have upgraded and are expected to be better than top-of-the-draft worthy, especially Oakland (gasp!).

What *I* recommend you do is look at which teams are EXPECTED to stink this season, then check out the NFL schedules. That's a much, much more reliable way to decipher the sked and see what it means for your Fantasy team.

What's that? You don't want to do all that? You think someone should do it for you?

I'm on the case. But just to whet your appetite, here are six non-playoff teams from 2007 and what I expect from them in '08:

CHICAGO: BAD OFFENSE, DEFENSE SUFFERS ALONG WITH THEM.
KANSAS CITY: DOWNWARD SPIRAL. ANOTHER TOP-5 PICK IN 2008.
N.Y. Jets: IF THEY DRAFT WELL, THEY MIGHT FINISH 2ND IN AFC EAST AND 8-8.
ARIZONA: WILL BE MUCH IMPROVED. POSSIBLE PLAYOFF TEAM.
HOUSTON: VERY COMPETITIVE, ESPECIALLY OUT OF CONFERENCE.
CLEVELAND: MY PRESEASON AFC CHAMPIONS.
Comments

Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2008 4:54 pm
 

The Fantasy Job: Now Hiring

With all due respect Mr, Richard, you need to look at you partner's blog today. I quote "Brady Croyle is b-a-d, BAD"

And playing multiple QB's is even worse. LJ will see PLENTY of 8 man fronts this year.

Thanks, though, for the response! It's great to have some banter with you guys after watching you and reading your articles for so long.




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2008 9:36 am
 

The Fantasy Job: Now Hiring

The interior O-line isn't that bad, and Croyle is enhanced with Bowe and Gonzalez as targets. I don't expect LJ to see 8 in the box very often. 7 in the box is a much different story, though.



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2008 8:40 pm
 

The Fantasy Job: Now Hiring

With that offensive line and QB situation, I completely DISAGREE that there is even a remote possibility that he could get 1500 yds. I would even question the possibility of 1000 yd season. A player can only do so much with the people around him... no matter how much talent he has.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2008 4:15 pm
 

The Fantasy Job: Now Hiring

We're warming up to the idea of dropping Johnson OUT of our Top 10, but it's going to come down to his health. The truth is, when he's healthy and facing easy-to-moderate defenses, he's a very good running back. His versatility makes him very likely to total 100 yards in any given game, and there's no one else in Kansas City to play on third downs or score on the goal line. Not many running backs can say that. So even though he's on a team with some big question marks, Johnson has the ability and OPPORTUNITY to post some large stats.

The Chiefs can go 0-16 for all I care, but Johnson can still rake in 1,500 total yards and 8 TDs along the way.  Name 10 other RBs who can accomplish the same feat.



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2008 6:15 am
 

The Fantasy Job: Now Hiring

Mr. Richard,

First, it's great to see you guys on the blog.

Now my question...

In regards to your K.C. eval... here's what I don;t get about Fantasy "know it alls" (not you personally). You say K.C. is doomed for a horrible year next year, which I agree with, but yet there are still those that put L.J. into the the Top Ten for runningbacks in 2008. How can this be? I tried telling everyone to AVOID L.J. in the first round last year (to which I received alot of snickers) based on the entire situation surrounding him last pre-season (holdout, coach, no Oline, etc...), and we all know how that ended up!

Why is it that the Fantasy "KIA's" seem to be stuck in a perpetual hang-over from the previous year? How can anyone consider L.J. a Top Ten RB next year with the terrible possibility looming in K.C.? I know that Fantsy is based on individual stats, but if the team's going to be that bad, L.J. isn't going to get the stats.




Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2008 7:08 am
 

The Fantasy Job: Now Hiring

I would have to take the Steelers at this point, although the Steelers have a much tougher schedule.. can I take a TBD????



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2008 9:51 pm
 

The Fantasy Job: Now Hiring

Just to throw this out there - always look, mainly for your QB, who they will play weeks 15 & 16. Because if they are playing a really tough D those weeks, maybe consider someone else as long as it isn't a stretch. Don't overcoach folks.

But at the end of the day, there are some teams today that we think will be top-5 pick bound, but could succeed. So don't sell yourself for sure that maybe the Raiders or 49ers will finish in the cellar. Just think of the Browns last year...



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2008 9:23 pm
 

The Fantasy Job: Now Hiring

Steelers or Ravens, MrDestructo?



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2008 7:42 pm
 

The Fantasy Job: Now Hiring

Sigh...someone else drinking the Browns Koolaid...

Prediction, D.A.  will get drafted to high in FF drafts this year and not perform to expectations...just like Carson Palmer last year....

Otherwise I agree with your assessments.  Nice job


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