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: Jarrett Behar
Twitter handle: @EyeoftheGator
Approximate number of tweets per month: 1,074 (I actually checked this out)
Number that are following you: 854
Number that you are following: 855
Tweeting since: January 7, 2009
Occupation (when not talking about football): Attorney
Family life: Married, son - 5, daughter - 1
Quick Bio (who you are, site(s) you represent, etc.): Currently a Staff Writer for DynastyLeagueFootball.com. Live with my wife and two children on Long Island, New York, where I'm a practicing attorney, budding amateur chef, and dynasty league addict. I coach my son's T-ball team, which is infinitely harder than any salary cap, contract, full IDP 60 man roster league you can think of.
What is something unique about you that few would know about? The only professional athlete that I have ever taken a picture with is Warren Sapp.
What you do for fun during the football offseason: I'm primarily a dynasty league player. There is no offseason for me.
Favorite NFL Team(s): New York Giants
Favorite NFL player(s): Lawrence Taylor
Make your case for why fantasy football addicts should get on Twitter: Twitter has two main benefits for me: (1) it is the fastest way to get breaking news, which is incredibly helpful with in-season roster management; and (2) there really is a great fantasy football community that you can bounce things off of on a regular basis - I've found that most people haven't let Twitter popularity get to their heads, and are more than happy to answer your questions.
Except for yourself, give us three to five MUST FOLLOWS on Twitter:The DLF Gang: @DLFootball, @SteveWyremski, @dynastytim, @RyanMc23, @SetMyRoster (I'd name all of the awesome DLF follows if I'd had more than 5)
Years playing fantasy football: 8 years
Favorite style of play (Dynasty, Redraft, Auction, Best Ball, Survivor, etc): Dynasty
Your biggest score(s) in fantasy football: Winning my regular $400 redraft for a little over $2K
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: Isaac Redman is going way too low for someone who will likely be the Steelers main RB all season. Brian Hartline has a good chance to provide WR3 value at the very end of drafts with the dearth of WRs in Miami and Matt Moore's big arm.
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: Adrian Peterson is still being taken way too high for someone who got hurt at the end of last year. I don't care how many guys he beat in straight line race with no pads and no hitting. I'm not a Dez Bryant fan. I just don't see the desire to be great, and I'd rather have Wallace, Marshall, Harvin and Demaryius Thomas, all of whom are going in the same area.
How much of fantasy football is skill? How much is luck? It really depends on the depth of the rosters. The deeper a league is, the more skill takes over because you can better protect yourself against injury. Skill is also more of a factor in leagues that have playoff games that are two weeks long, as opposed to just one.
What's the biggest mistake you see fantasy players make? Chasing last year's stats.
What do you wished you had learned about fantasy football five years ago? That people smarter than me were giving you access to their knowledge on the internet.
Give a wild prediction about the 2012 season that most would be shocked if it happened (out on the limb thought): The entire NFC East will be 8-8 or better.
Super Bowl Teams and Score: Gonna go homer/Manning Bowl: NYG 24, Broncos 20
NFL Rookie of the Year: Trent Richardson
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Jamaal Charles
Parting thoughts about anything at all: The best way to make use of the deluge of information available is to review as much as you can, and then use it to form the basis of your own opinions. Do not blindly follow anyone's advice.
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