Do not have a fantasy football draft in August. Or at least until after the third preseason game at the very earliest. Forgive me if I attempt to beat you over the head with this notion for the rest of the summer, but I feel pretty strongly about this.
In fact, I will not participate in a league that has an early- to mid-August draft.
Fred Jackson is going to miss the rest of the preseason. At least. Marshawn Lynch is limping around with a bad ankle. How would you feel right now if you already had your draft and you had Jackson on your team? Or you passed up a chance to take C.J. Spiller?
This is like those people who ring into the answer too fast on quiz shows. You do not want to answer before you have all of the information.
QB Tom Brady injured a finger on his throwing hand. Is it serious? Probably not. This is the Patriots, after all. The team that is about as vague as Russell Hammond. But what if it becomes something serious?
Colts TE Dallas Clark is injured. Another blow to a team that lost the previous year’s Super Bowl? Or minor as the team suggests. I don’t know, but I would certainly like some more answers before I do my draft. This could be the difference between selecting him or Chargers TE Antonio Gates.
What about the people who drafted Glen Coffee?
Alright, I went for one too many there. But the point is made. The season starts on Sept. 9. That is nearly a month from now. What is the rush? I understand you might be excited, but do not be foolish. In addition to the injuries, there are lingering issues about WR Vincent Jackson and that guy who played quarterback for the Vikings last year.
— Adam Rank