Expert Schmexpert

One of the biggest mistakes a fantasy football novice can make is treating projections and so-called “expert” opinions as gospel. Pretty much any yokel can write a blog. Like this one: http://blogs.bettor.com/Fantasy-Football-Sleeper-Picks-a17909. Can someone tell me what team Matt “Forde” plays for? I was hoping it was a typo but the author got it wrong more than once!

Or take fantasy football gab writer Seth J Pollock. I don’t know this guy from a hole in the wall. So how do we know to trust this guy. Maybe this guy is a dope and consistently the laughing stock of his league. Maybe he misses the playoffs every single year and only writes these blogs to validate his pitiful existence. Again, I don’t know this guy, but neither do you. Even the respected journalists often talk out of their rear ends.

Take a look at this link where Walter Football rips to shreds one of the most popular sources of sports information: http://www.walterfootball.com/fantasy2010mock2.php. So if your local blogger can’t be trusted and freakin’ ESPN can’t be trusted, then who can? The answer is no one until they have proven themselves.

Better yet, in order to succeed, rather than buying in everything one site or magazine writes about, take in a large variety of options and go with the consensus. Only then will you be ready for the upcoming season


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2 Responses to “Expert Schmexpert”

  1. A C Slater says:

    I strongly disagree Scott and I am sure CHAZ does too. Wether you are getting Advice from Scott or Seth or Dave or Mathew you should pick only one person for advice. The caviot should be that they have a good track record of being right. I think if you go with the consensus you will be torn in to many directions. But what do I know I am two timing Jesse with Lisa Turtle. Maybe I need a CONSENSUS opinion about that.

  2. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    Slater my man I strongly disagree. You need to read as many sources as you can to develop your true opinion. I read 5-7 blogs daily and without these blogs I may be allowing 1 person’s bias to affect my decisions. I advise people to look around and read different sites till you find those you are comfortable with. My blogroll on the left is a good place to start.

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