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: Jene Bramel
Twitter handle: @JeneBramel
Approximate number of tweets per month: 100-500+ per month depending on time of year
Number that are following you: 3,200+
Number that you are following: 465
Tweeting since: July 2009
Occupation (when not talking about football): Stay-at-home dad, Pediatrician, Volunteer team physician
Family life: Married with two boys, ages 8 and 5
Quick Bio (who you are, site(s) you represent, etc.): I am a staff writer for Footballguys.com, where I write regular features on defensive players and injuries. I am the author of Second Opinion, a blog analyzing NFL injuries. I also contribute to Matt Waldman's Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog and the New York Times Fifth Down blog.
What is something unique about you that few would know about? I'm color blind. I can see bright colors, but shades of any color are difficult for me.
What you do for fun during the football offseason: There is no offseason for a football writer, but I enjoy coaching my son's baseball team, researching our family history and reading.
Favorite NFL Team(s): I'm a reformed Cincinnati Bengals' fan who follows all 32 teams now.
Favorite NFL player(s): Walter Payton, James Brooks, Ronnie Lott, David Fulcher, Kenny Easley
Make your case for why fantasy football addicts should get on Twitter: NFL news breaks first on Twitter, and is quickly discussed by league insiders, beat writers, and fantasy analysts. Why wouldn't you want immediate access to news and analysis delivered to your computer, phone, or tablet?
Except for yourself, give us three to five MUST FOLLOWS on Twitter: @SigmundBloom, @MattWaldman, @ChrisWesseling, @gregcosell
Years playing fantasy football: 17
Favorite style of play (Dynasty, Redraft, Auction, Best Ball, Survivor, etc): Full-IDP Redraft or Dynasty
Your biggest score(s) in fantasy football: Nothing earth-shattering, few good years in my home leagues.
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: Shane Vereen has a RB5 ADP right now. It's definitely risky to test the New England depth chart, but I think Vereen can be at least a flex play this year. And I think Austin Collie rebounds nicely with Andrew Luck and a new offensive philosophy.
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: It's unlikely that I'll target Chris Johnson in the first round (nagging doubts about his lack of urgency) or Adrian Peterson in the second (injury worries). I'd much rather have Demarco Murray and Trent Richardson respectively.
How much of fantasy football is skill? How much is luck? Luck is the residue of design. At least 60-40 skill.
What's the biggest mistake you see fantasy players make? Relying too much on last year's numbers.
Give a wild prediction about the 2012 season that most would be shocked if it happened (out on the limb thought): Buffalo wins the AFC East and New Orleans misses the playoffs.
Super Bowl Teams and Score: New England 27 - San Francisco 17
NFL Rookie of the Year: Robert Griffin III
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Peyton Manning
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