One of Footballguys best assets is our message board community. The Shark Pool is, in our view, the best place on the internet to discuss, debate and analyze all things fantasy football. In what's become an annual tradition, the Player Spotlight series is a key part of the preseason efforts. As many of you know, we consider the Player Spotlight threads the permanent record for analyzing the fantasy prospects of the player in question. This year, we plan to publish more than 140 offensive spotlights covering the vast majority of expected skill position starters.
With the labor uncertainty, there are more unanswered questions entering the summer than usual. The good news is that gives us some more time to discuss the merits of players without having to react (or overreact) to the smallest bits of news about a slight injury in practice, or coach speak. We'll have plenty of time for that when it comes (we hope).
In the meantime, as always we will post a list of players to be discussed each week. Those threads will remain open for the entire preseason, and should be a central point to discuss expectations for the player in question. Importantly, analysis done in the first week of posting will be part of the permanent record in two ways. 1) At the end of the week, we will tally the projections into a consensus. 2) We will select a number of pull quotes from forum contributors who make a compelling statement or observation. Both the projections and pull quotes will be part of a published article on the main website.
Thread Topic: Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams
Player Page Link: Sam Bradford Player Page
Each article will include:
[*]Detailed viewpoint from a Footballguys staff member
[*]Highlighted member commentary from the message board threads
[*]Consensus Member Projections
In order for this thread to provide maximum value, we ask that you follow a few simple guidelines:
[*]Focus commentary on the player (or players) in question, and your expectations for said player (or players)
[*]Back up your expectations in whatever manner you deem appropriate; avoid posts that simply say "I hate him" or "He's the best"
[*]Avoid redundancies or ... this should be about incremental analysis or debate
[/list]While not a requirement, we strongly encourage you to provide your own projections for the player (players):
Projections should include:
[*]For QBs: Attempts, Completions, Passing Yards, Passing TDs, Ints, Rush Attempts, Rush Yards, Rush TDs
[*]For RBs: Rushes, Rushing Yards, Rush TDs, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Receiving TDs
[*]For WRs & TEs: Receptions, Receiving Yards, Receiving TDs
[/list]Now let's get on with the conversation! We look forward to your contributions and let me offer a personal thanks in anticipation of the great debate and analysis.