Posted on May 06, 2013 by Todd DeVries
CFG subscribers are anxiously awaiting the release of our 2013 College Fantasy Football preseason player rankings.
Hang in there, folks.
We'll planning to publish Version 1.0 on Friday, May 10th under the "Rest of the Way Rankings (ROTW)" section of the site.
Over the summer, those preseason rankings will move over to our Draft Kit. And just prior to Week 1, we'll begin our weekly in-season player rankings via the FFCPI.
To take a gander of what our Draft Kit looked like last year, use the navigation RESOURCES > DRAFT KIT from the main CFG menu.
117 days to kickoff...
Posted on April 26, 2013 by Todd DeVries
The pageantry of the first round has come and gone. And with all the hype that is jampacked into those 32 picks, let's remember that there are another 200+ more to go.
As has been well-documented, Thursday night was for the "fat guys" as only five skill position player gave The Commish a bear hug. Expect plenty more quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends to hear their names called tonight and on Saturday afternoon.
Who are the names you should be keeping on your radar?
Here are my random thoughts as we dive head first into the "sweet spot" of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Posted on April 04, 2013 by Peter Smith
I had a chance to speak with San Jose State Tight End Ryan Otten. We discussed his offseason difficulties and where he is now, his development as a tight end, and where he feels like he stacks up in this draft class.
Peter Smith: How did you end up at San Jose State?
Ryan Otten: I wasn’t highly recruited coming out of high school. I only had a couple of offers. San Jose and the Air Force Academy were my only Division I offers. I decided to I stay in California and went to San Jose.
PS: Break Down your game for people who are not familiar with you
RO: My biggest strength is probably my versatility. I line up all over the field. I line up inline, in the slot, in the backfield, or at wing, or even all the way out wide sometimes. I can do a lot of things in the passing game. I can create mismatches, run down the field and make plays. And I can block at all of those different positions as well, so I think I am a versatile player that can do all kinds of things and help teams win.
PS: Talk about what you have gone through this offseason that resulted in the 230lb listing at the combine.
RO: That’s just because I was getting over being sick with the staph infection, so my weight was down. We had Pro Day two and a half weeks after the combine and my weight was back up to 242. I’m up to about 245lbs now. I went down to the Senior Bowl and got real sick and ended up getting a staph infection and I had to go into the hospital every day for two weeks and get IV antibiotics which had me lose a bunch of weight. It’s frustrating but it is something I had to battle through and get back to 100%. I had to work harder than some people but it may help me out in the end.
Posted on March 28, 2013 by Joshua Coffee
There weren't many surprises in the 2012 college football season. Another SEC won the National Championship for the seventh year in a row.
And while you might question that state of Alabama's intelligence, they have produced the last four college football champions. There must be something in the water, like deer antler spray, just kidding.
Conference re-alignment is still in full effect and the FBS keeps adding FCS teams to water down the competition.
Posted on March 22, 2013 by Theddy Aime
Everyone has penciled in ultra-talented South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as the number one pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and with good reason. He's a rare talent and athlete but in the words of Lee Corso, not so fast my friend!
The NFL is a quarterback driven league and you need a good one in order to compete and win games. This year's quarterback class has put a lot of teams in flux. There is no Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III or even a Ryan Tannehill. Geno Smith is the consensus top quarterback, but he in most years would get a late first, early second round grade. Due to the need at the position, he's getting top 10-15 consideration. Quarterbacks such as USC's Matt Barkley, NC State's Mike Glennon and Syracuse Ryan Nassib are all talented but all have flaws and need time to develop. But due to the nature of the league, all three of these quarterbacks could be selected in the first round.
Teams needing a quarterback should use this draft to build their rosters at different positions and wait to take a quarterback in the 2014 draft. The 2014 quarterback class has the chance to be special and provide teams with the franchise type signal callers that they are looking for. Draftniks everywhere should get use to hearing the names of Bridgewater, Boyd, and Miller. These talented trigger men will continue the rise of the mobile quarterback and offer teams the dual-threat weapon that will keep defensive coordinators up at night. With that said lets take a look at my top ten quarterback prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft and beyond.
Posted on March 12, 2013 by Eric Bendig
Rivals.com is one of the most celebrated and beloved recruiting service and rankings system in the country.
There word and rank’s of players carry a lot of weight in the industry. We took a look back to the year 2002 and found out how many players carried the "five-star" status.
Seventeen players have been called five-star recruits by Rivals.com.
Some of the players hit the big time and carried the ranking all the way to high draft pick status in the NFL.
Other players, not so much, as some of them never played a down for the school that recruited them or had a career offset by drugs and criminal charges.
Posted on March 04, 2013 by Todd DeVries
College football spring practice has begun! Here is your guide to who is practicing when - for all 126 schools (remember folks, Old Dominion and Georgia State begin FBS play in 2013).
first practice - 2/28
spring finishes - 4/13
first practice — 3/6
spring concludes — 4/13
first practice — 3/4
spring concludes — 4/13
first practice — 3/20
spring concludes — 4/13
first practice — 3/25
spring concludes — 4/19
first practice — 3/2
spring concludes — 4/12