Fantasy Football All Out Blitz

FFToday.com's All Out Blitz feature, written by TJ Thomas, is one of my favorite regular fantasy football columns.

I like his philosophy, which I will quote here:

"Aggressiveness is a characteristic that tends to reward fantasy owners more times than not. In the NFL, an offensive line will sometimes hold up long enough to give the quarterback enough time to beat man coverage down the field and make the defense look foolish against a fierce pass rush. More often than not, though, when a defense brings the heat and forces the action, crisis management becomes the name of the game for the opposing team.

In that same vein, I hope to apply that same kind of pressure to the owners in all of my leagues by beating my opponents to the punch in regards to personnel moves. Sometimes, reaching a conclusion about a player too quickly is much like trying to blitz Peyton Manning – dangerous and painful. However, coming to a correct conclusion two weeks or two minutes quicker than your opponents is considered foresight. Fantasy owners can be a uneasy lot, knowing that one two-or-three-game losing streak can wreak irreparable damage to his/her team’s chances to make a visit to the fantasy postseason. But just as it is in the NFL and in life, it’s hard to land the big prize by playing scared. Thus, I will strive each week to help each of you become a smart blitzer, so to speak."

I have subscribed to this philosophy after years of observing successful owners and not-so-successful ones.  Also, based on my own experience, being aggressive is the way to go.  So give the columns a whirl; even if you disagree, they do provide some good facts and opinions.  This week's column is especially useful as it does a very good job of vetting all the new fantasy football starters that have emerged from the carnage of Week 10, 2009 (just at the RB position Michael Turner, Ronnie Brown, Cedric Benson, and Julius Jones were injured and Dwayne Bowe was suspended for substance abuse).

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