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Worst fantasy "expert"


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#1 GottaGetTheWin

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:30 AM

We've all seen them, read their articles, talked to them online or on the phone.  They are fantasy "experts".  Every sport has them but for now we will focus on football.  They give you ranks, tell you why this guy will be better than that guy, kill your sleeper list, and in the end they are all just guessing about what will happen like the rest of us.

I want to hear who you think is the worst and why...

Personally I can't stand Mathew Berry.  I really can't stand all of ESPN fantasy but since he leads the way there he will get the blame.  Seems every year I completely disagree with his rankings, his rationals, and pretty much everything he puts out.  I admit I now try to limit what I read of his because I can't stand the way he writes, but whenever I do come across something and, God forbid actually take his advice, it always blows up in my face so for me he is my fantasy devil......after shanahan.

Edited by GottaGetTheWin, 25 May 2013 - 05:31 AM.


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Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:40 AM

matthew berry, brad evans, chris funston. anyone from espn, yahoo or cbs. the best fantasy guys you seem to never hear from.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:32 AM

I think Matthew Berry forever clinched it when he said Michael Vick should be the #1 overall draft pick back in 2011.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:34 AM

The best, by far, is Kay Adams.

And it's not even close.
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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:10 AM

I feel like Berry knows his stuff, I just don't always agree with him strategically.

For the last few years he has insisted that you need an elite QB to succeed and, last year, insisted that owners should go QB/TE in the first two rounds which I have always thought is absolutely absurd.

Also, he'll probably be the name that comes up the most in this thread simply because he is the nation's most well-known fantasy pundit.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:33 AM

There are no experts.

The best writers are the ones that provide the most quality information and can go a couple levels deeper than the predictive "I think this guy can exploit that match-up" stuff... tell me about the why's...

Writers that provide detail around injuries to the OLine, DLine, and secondary are more valuable reads to me.
This is the detail that might truly sway my opinion on a skill position player's week-to-week value.

In terms of opinions that I will listen to, I get so much more from a select few posters on these boards than I get from the self-validated experts.

If you catch me cashing in on advice from Berry or Silva, please just tell me that wallpaper is on sale at Home Depot and that my Sunday will be more entertaining if I spend my time there.

Edited by Winky, 25 May 2013 - 08:43 AM.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:40 AM

Don't know who's the worst, but add another one to the Matthew Berry list.
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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:07 AM

There's a podcast thread here. Some of those guys are actually in step with the people of this board. Espn? Yahoo? A step behind.
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WR: Desmond Howard
TE: David LaFleur
W/R: David Wilson
K: Ray Finkle(Einhorn)
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Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:52 AM

Evan Silva is by far and away the best content/analyst guy.
Kay Adams is by far and away the best to look at and listen too.
Matt Berry is by far and away the biggest moron on the planet

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:49 AM

I do agree with a lot of the Love/Hate players on Matthew Berry's lists but there are always a few that shock me.  His main problem is always his draft strategies, they are awful.  Like QB first round last year?  Funny stuff

I have to say though when I listen to ESPN football podcasts I pretty much disagree with every single thing Nate Ravitz has to say.  The guy is a moron when it comes to football

Edited by RMJ_12, 25 May 2013 - 11:49 AM.


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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

A lot of people seem to like Kay Adams, who does he work for?  Honestly i've never even heard of him.  where can I read his articles at?

I usually just read a couple of "steals and sleepers" lists every year but mainly just trust my own judgement and knowledge.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

RMJ, I wasn't familiar with Kay Adams either. Just looked "him" up. Turns out it's some super hot girl. Google her and you'll see why she's so popular.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

View PostSenatorSpaceman, on 25 May 2013 - 12:19 PM, said:

RMJ, I wasn't familiar with Kay Adams either. Just looked "him" up. Turns out it's some super hot girl. Google her and you'll see why she's so popular.
haha, ahh i see.  yeah pretty nice

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:12 PM

View PostWinky, on 25 May 2013 - 08:33 AM, said:

There are no experts.

The best writers are the ones that provide the most quality information and can go a couple levels deeper than the predictive "I think this guy can exploit that match-up" stuff... tell me about the why's...

Writers that provide detail around injuries to the OLine, DLine, and secondary are more valuable reads to me.
This is the detail that might truly sway my opinion on a skill position player's week-to-week value.

In terms of opinions that I will listen to, I get so much more from a select few posters on these boards than I get from the self-validated experts.

If you catch me cashing in on advice from Berry or Silva, please just tell me that wallpaper is on sale at Home Depot and that my Sunday will be more entertaining if I spend my time there.

I agree in general.  It's along those lines that I find Brad Evans from Yahoo to be the worst.  Occasionally he'll rank some guy low on a gut feeling of sorts based on the fact he can't see him scoring a touchdown (And I'm not talking because he's playing the 49ers run D or whatnot).  Adrian Peterson can be the #16 start any given week based on that.  

For rankings I don't think people should be going for home runs.  Like putting Ben Tate at #1 because you think Arian Foster could get hurt this week.  Give rankings as a general guideline and provide overall football information that helps people make decisions.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:17 PM

View PostRMJ_12, on 25 May 2013 - 12:35 PM, said:

View PostSenatorSpaceman, on 25 May 2013 - 12:19 PM, said:

RMJ, I wasn't familiar with Kay Adams either. Just looked "him" up. Turns out it's some super hot girl. Google her and you'll see why she's so popular.
haha, ahh i see.  yeah pretty nice


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Now this is a girl with some very impressive rankings. I'd let her set my lineup any day.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

There's a minuscule chance she's also popular cause, you know, she provides useful information and stuff.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 03:03 PM

She's pretty knowledgeable, but she is usually working with guys who are

View Postreynoldscj, on 25 May 2013 - 01:54 PM, said:

There's a minuscule chance she's also popular cause, you know, she provides useful information and stuff.

No. There isn't.

But she is pretty knowledgeable.

She's no Robrain though.

Now there's a fantasy expert.
QB: Ryan Leaf
RB: Lawrence Phillips
RB: Ki-Jana Carter
WR: Charles Rogers
WR: Desmond Howard
TE: David LaFleur
W/R: David Wilson
K: Ray Finkle(Einhorn)
D: Minnie

BN: Andre Ware/Jared Cook/Tony Mandarich/Curtis Enis/Travis Henry/Brian Bosworth/CJ Spiller/Trent Richardson

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

Worst fantasy expert? Easy question. Me.

Edited by NYR Fan 116894, 25 May 2013 - 04:33 PM.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:26 PM

View PostProteus, on 25 May 2013 - 03:03 PM, said:

She's pretty knowledgeable, but she is usually working with guys who are

View Postreynoldscj, on 25 May 2013 - 01:54 PM, said:

There's a minuscule chance she's also popular cause, you know, she provides useful information and stuff.

No. There isn't.

But she is pretty knowledgeable.

She's no Robrain though.

Now there's a fantasy expert.

You totally stole my joke. Well played.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 07:04 PM

Todd McShay. He has actually gotten better, but for a former scout guy he used to have the worst prospect list. Not sure who's salad he tossed to get that plum job, but he must be good at it.
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