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: Bryan Fontaine
Twitter handle: @Bryan_Fontaine
Approximate number of tweets per month: 500
Number that are following you: 2,834
Number that you are following: 399
Tweeting since: June 2009
Occupation (when not talking about football): Customer Service Manager for a life insurance company
Family life: Happily married for 5 years with a 6 month old son
Quick Bio (who you are, site(s) you represent, etc.): I am the Dynasty Editor and a Senior Writer for PFF Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. I also co-host our podcast, The Quicksnap, on Blog Talk Radio with Mike Clay and Austin Lee each week. I started writing about fantasy football on my own in June 2009 and joined the PFF Fantasy staff in the summer of 2010.
What is something unique about you that few would know about? I was the captain of my college tennis team.
What you do for fun during the football offseason: There is an offseason?
Favorite NFL Team(s): Patriots the most, but I enjoy watching the entire NFL.
Favorite NFL player(s): Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers
Except for yourself, give us three to five MUST FOLLOWS on Twitter: Mike Clay @MikeClayNFL Andy Miley @AndrewMiley Sigmund Bloom @SigmundBloom Chris Wesseling @ChrisWesseling Matt Waldman @MattWaldman
Years playing fantasy football: 13
Favorite style of play (Dynasty, Redraft, Auction, Best Ball, Survivor, etc): Dynasty and Redraft
How much of fantasy football is skill? How much is luck? I would say fantasy football is about 75% skill, and 25% luck. The owners that prepare for their drafts, actively manage their rosters and know their stuff do have an edge over the casual owner. I would not necessary call it luck, but the remainder is due to random occurrence - whether it be an untimely injury or a missed tackle for a five-yard loss than turns into an 80-yard touchdown. Any good owner will tell you they need a little luck to win it all, but skill puts you in the best possible situation to take advantage of that.
What's the biggest mistake you see fantasy players make? The biggest mistake most fantasy players make is not reading their league rules, scoring system, or lineup requirements until it is too late. Preparing should be the easy part.
Give a wild prediction about the 2012 season that most would be shocked if it happened (out on the limb thought): Kenny Britt finishes with the most fantasy points at the wide receiver position.
Super Bowl Teams and Score: Packers 31 Patriots 27
NFL Rookie of the Year: Andrew Luck
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Kenny Britt
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