Week 17 NFL Against the Spread Picks – Team MVP Edition

Week 17 will be more exciting than usual.

There are still four playoff spots up for grabs, with just one team locked into a playoff position and likely resting its regulars. The end result will be one day, 16 games, and a lot of drama.

Early two-round 2013 Fantasy Football mock draft

Robert Griffin is this year’s Adrian Peterson scenario. In a world where nothing happens to his knee at the end of last season, Griffin is a first-round pick and arguably the first QB off the board.

But Griffin is coming off a knee injury. All the propaganda says Griffin is way, way ahead of schedule and will be good to go Week One. But the last time the Adidas hype machine pushed someone who sustained a serious knee injury in the playoffs, things did not work so well. Griffin could end up like Adrian Peterson and perform like nothing ever happen, or he could be like Derrick Rose and miss much of the season.

Obviously Griffin’s final fantasy draft position will hinge on his progress during camp. By mid-August the picture should be much clearer.

Fantasy Football 2012: Wide Receiver Rankings

Just based on sheer numbers, wide receiver is the deepest position in fantasy football – which is true. But if you do not address the position in the first three-four rounds of your draft, you may suddenly be staring at sloppy seconds.

3 Important Issues the Ongoing Discussion About Paying Student-Athletes is Distracting Us From Dealing With

Taylor Branch’s cover story in this month’s The Atlantic, “The Shame of College Sports,” added some zest to the already spicy debate about how to compensate student athletes, particularly those in revenue sports. But the ongoing discussion about pay student-athletes is just one of many important issues that needs to be dealt with.

Fantasy Football Tips Sheet: Overrated and Underrated Players

In Jerod’s first Fantasy Football Tips Sheet he reiterates his QB strategy for 2011, highlights five players who are being generally overrated and five players being generally underrated, and provides a quick note about auction drafts.