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Week 4 Quick Picks

Posted: 30th September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

With a good but not great 11-5 record in Week 2 and not enough time to get around to my Quick Picks in Week 3, we are back at it in Week 4. If this young NFL season has proved anything to us, it is that anything and I mean ANYTHING can happen. Oh, by [...]

Week 2 Quick Picks

Posted: 14th September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

Chicago (1-0) at Green Bay (0-1) The Packers will play mad tonight against the Bears, not wanting to have anything to do with going 0-2, having played both games at home. Packers 27 Bears 17 Kansas City (0-1) at Buffalo (0-1) The Chiefs were bad, but the Bills looked awful against the Jets. Two young [...]

2012 NFC PREVIEW/PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

Posted: 1st September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

NFC West San Francisco 49ers: Best-case scenario – Randy Moss has one more great year left in him, as he tops 1,000 yards and 12TD, while upgrading the offense enough to get past the NFC title game and into San Fran’s first Super Bowl since 1994. Worst-case – Moss wears out his welcome with yet another [...]

2012 AFC PREVIEW (written August 26th)

Posted: 1st September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

AFC West Kansas City Chiefs:  The AFC West is a cluster every year and 2012 figures to be no different. Best-case scenario – With Jamaal Charles returning to form and the addition of Peyton Hillis to the backfield, the Chiefs ground and pound attack once again becomes the top rushing attack in the NFL. Worst-case [...]

2012 Fantasy Football: WR/TE

Posted: 1st September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in Fantasy Football, NFL

Now that we’re through the signal callers and workhorses, it’s time to move onto the pass catchers, with wide receivers and tight ends. With playmakers popping up all over the league last season, the deepest position in 2012 has got to be the WR position. One could make the argument that there are as many [...]

2012 Fantasy Football: Running Backs (written August 5th)

Posted: 1st September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in Fantasy Football, NFL

For years, the running back position was the key to any successful fantasy football team. That has changed in recent years. With the overwhelming popularity of the “running back by committee” approach by teams around the NFL, fewer and fewer feature backs get a bulk of their teams carries/touches. In fact, in 2011 only two [...]

2012 Fantasy Football: Quarterbacks (written July 29th)

Posted: 1st September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in Fantasy Football, NFL

Whether you’re in your teens or over the hill, chances are you have at least heard of Fantasy Football. Last year, 27 million people across the United States and Canada played fantasy football. To say it has taken the nation by storm over the last decade would be an understatement. Here’s some less than encouraging [...]

Vikings NFL Draft Review (written April 29, 2012)

Posted: 16th May 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

Day 1 of the 2012 NFL Draft was a great day for GM Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Vikings. Spielman somehow managed to make the Cleveland Browns panic enough that they were willing to swap picks with Minnesota (the No. 3 overall pick for No. 4) and throw in fourth, fifth, and seventh round picks, [...]

2012 NFL Draft: Plattner’s Mock Draft 1.0

Posted: 26th April 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

The NFL Draft is just hours away and that means it is time for my first, last, and only Mock Draft. Trades are sure to happen, but were not part of this Round 1 Mock. Will Minnesota find a suitor for the No. 3 pick? If so, will it be the New York Jets who [...]

Vikings have options at No. 3

Posted: 23rd April 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

The NFL Draft is this weekend, with Round 1 set to kick off Thursday night, at 7pm. Rounds 2-3 will follow on Friday at 6pm, with the draft wrapping up, beginning at 11am Saturday, with the final four rounds. While everybody knows Stanford QB Andrew Luck will go first to the Indianapolis Colts followed by [...]