The start of the 2009 fantasy football season is almost here!
NFL.com will roll out it’s regular-season content plan next week that includes every piece of information you’ll need to dominate the competition. One of the most popular articles, of course, is Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em, which will be released every Wednesday (here’s a look at one of last season’s editions — we moved it up a day because we know you want the information now!)
I want your help this season in determining the parameters of the article. After all, the point of everything we do here is to help you win your league’s championship, so your opinion matters!
First off, I can tell you from writing this column for the last decade that trying to predict the future, even when it involves the biggest names, isn’t easy. I can remember last season when I loved LaDainian Tomlinson in a game against the Chiefs and made him the Start of the Week.
It looked obvious that he would crush that team, right? Wrong. L.T. failed to produce and left fantasy owners shrugging their shoulders.
So here’s my question to you.
Should the Start of the Week be any player, even a superstar like Adrian Peterson, if the matchup is so good that I think he’ll be the top-scoring player in fantasy football? Or should that prestigious position be filled by a non-superstar who has a tremendously favorable matchup?
I’ve gone back and forth on this topic for years. On one side of the coin, no one is ever going to sit a player like Peterson, so starting him is obvious. But does it make sense to project him to be the top-scoring fantasy player?
If so, the Start of the Week will be a stud more often than not.
What helps you — the fantasy football enthusiast — the most in your start and sit preparations? Is there anything else that could be included in Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em that you think would be beneficial?
Leave your thoughts, suggestions and ideas in the comments section below or send me a note to AskFabiano@nfl.com, and put “Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em” in the subject field.
I’ll read through all the responses and alter the column as needed. Thanks for your insights and good luck this season!