Twitter has rapidly risen to become an excellent source of breaking news and a collection of wide-ranging viewpoints. At the same time, however, it can a bit intimidating to the new user. It's sometimes difficult to know who to follow for quality fantasy football-related news. To help erase this difficulty, we have interviewed some of our favorite tweeters.
Name: Bob Harris
Twitter handle: @Footballdiehard
Approximate number of tweets per month: No more than absolutely necessary.
Number that are following you: Not enough (all right... 800ish)
Number that you are following: Too many (350ish)
Tweeting since: 2009
Occupation (when not talking about football): Talking about football is all I got.
Family life: None (see previous item)
Quick Bio (who you are, site(s) you represent, etc.): I'm the senior editor at Fantasy Sports Publications, Inc. and co-host of the FootballDiehards on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio.
What is something unique about you that few would know about? I haven't owned a vehicle (or driven one for that matter) for more than 20 years.
What you do for fun during the football offseason: I don't believe in the offseason. Or fun.
Favorite NFL Team(s): Hate them all equally.
Favorite NFL player(s): Not one that I don't love.
Make your case for why fantasy football addicts should get on Twitter: Imagine for a moment that your thirst for Fantasy info is actual thirst. Think of Twitter as a fire hose that's been stuffed down your throat and turned on fall blast. Thirst quenched.
Except for yourself, give us three to five MUST FOLLOWS on Twitter: Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman). David Dodds (@fbg_dodds). Sigmund Bloom (@SigmundBloom). Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay).
Years playing fantasy football: This will be my 27th season.
Favorite style of play (Dynasty, Redraft, Auction, Best Ball, Survivor, etc): LOVE the redraft.
Your biggest score(s) in fantasy football: Ummmm... It's been 27 years. I'm not sure I remember them all.
Name two players that you expect will be undervalued in most fantasy drafts this year. Explain why you think these sleepers could drastically outperform their ADP: 1. Michael Crabtree. Over the last 11 weeks of the 2011 season, he ranked seventh in the NFL in catches and 10th in receiving yards. Healthy and taking part in his first full offseason as a pro. Second season with same offense. Current ADP among all WRs is 46 (10th round). Gimme some! 2. Toby Gerhart. Put me on the list of those who believe Adrian Peterson's goal of being ready Week 1 is unrealistic. You'll want to watch how it plays out, but if AP opens the season on the PUP (and isn't available for at least the first six weeks of the season), Gerhart is it. Current ADP of 42 among all RBs means you can get him in the ninth round. He averaged 4.9 yards a carry last season.
Name two players that will not be on your roster at any draft position. Explain why you think these busts could drastically underperform their ADP: 1. Peterson. His current ADP (8 among all RBs with an early second-round pick necessary to acquire him) is too rich for my blood. I sincerely hope he makes it back -- and that he does it soon. I'm just not going to bet my team's success on it. Plenty of value out there at running back. 2. Michael Turner. The Falcons appear to be dead set on making the passing attack the focal point of their offense and they have been hinting at a decreased workload for Turner since February. I believe them. Would prefer Jacquizz Rodgers in the 13th round to Turner in the third.
How much of fantasy football is skill? How much is luck? It's not much different than the real game in that regard. Both are required. People always tend to credit success to luck rather than skill. Even more so in competitive environments. I find those who work harder and are better-prepared than others tend to be luckier.
What's the biggest mistake you see fantasy players make? Picking the previous season's best team.
What do you wished you had learned about fantasy football five years ago? Not to pick the previous season's best team?
Give a wild prediction about the 2012 season that most would be shocked if it happened (out on the limb thought): Rob Gronkowski matches last year's touchdown-catch total, and Cam Newton matches last year's rushing touchdowns.
Super Bowl Teams and Score: Green Bay Packers 31 -- Houston Texans 17
NFL Rookie of the Year: Trent Richardson
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Peyton Hillis.
Parting thoughts about anything at all: There is no spoon. -- Bob Harris/Senior Editor/www.FootballDiehards.com
Others Featured (Listed alphabetically):Interview: Jarrett Behar - Twitter: @EyeoftheGator
Interview: Matthew Berry - Twitter: @MatthewBerryTMR
Interview: Sigmund Bloom - Twitter: @SigmundBloom
Interview: Jene Bramel - Twitter: @JeneBramel
Interview: Joe Bryant - Twitter: @Football_guys
Interview: Ryan Burns - Twitter: @FtblSickness
Interview: Will Carroll - Twitter: @injuryexpert
Interview: Mike Clay - Twitter: @MikeClayNFL
Interview: Jim Day - Twitter: @Fantasytaz
Interview: Eric Dickens - Twitter: @DLFootball
Interview: Gary Davenport - Twitter: @IDPManor
Interview: David Dodds - Twitter: @fbg_dodds
Interview: Joe Everett - Twitter: @RookieDraft
Interview: Michael Fabiano - Twitter: @Michael_Fabiano
Interview: Bryan Fontaine - Twitter: @Bryan_Fontaine
Interview: Chet Gresham - Twitter: @Chet_G
Interview: Ken Griggs - Twitter: @Dexters_Library
Interview: Bob Harris - Twitter: @Footballdiehard
Interview: Bob Henry - Twitter: @bobhenry
Interview: Tom Kessenich - Twitter: @TomKessenich
Interview: Cecil Lammey - Twitter: @cecillammey
Interview: Zach Law - Twitter: @zach_law
Interview: Alex Miglio - Twitter: @AlexMiglio
Interview: Andrew Miley - Twitter: @AndrewMiley
Interview: Sam Monson - Twitter: @Sammonson
Interview: Josh Moore - Twitter: @4for4_Josh
Interview: Chad Parsons - Twitter: @PFF_ChadParsons
Interview: John Paulsen - Twitter: @4for4_John
Interview: Brian Quinlan - Twitter: @BNQuinlan
Interview: Matt Schauf - Twitter: @mschauf63
Interview: Evan Silva - Twitter: @evansilva
Interview: Matt Waldman - Twitter: @MattWaldman
Interview: Chris Wesseling - Twitter: @ChrisWesseling
Interview: Matt Williamson - Twitter: @WilliamsonNFL
Interview: Eric Yeomans - Twitter: @Eric_Yeomans
Interview: Lance Zierlein - Twitter: @SidelineFB and @LanceZierlein
Editor's Note: If you have liked this series, check out Zach Law's interviews here