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: Jim Day
Twitter handle: @Fantasytaz
Approximate number of tweets per month: 800
Number that are following you: 4,056
Number that you are following: 1,768
Tweeting since: August 2009
Occupation (when not talking about football): Retired
Family life: Married, no kids.
Quick Bio (who you are, site(s) you represent, etc.): I currently write for Bleacher Report as a Featured Columnist and I am getting ready to open FantasyTaz.com. Was the Technical Editor on "Fantasy Football For Dummies". Have written for multiple sites and I am a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. I am also on the Hall Of Fame Election Committee there.
What is something unique about you that few would know about? I have had over 75 broken bones.
What you do for fun during the football offseason: There is no offseason.
Favorite NFL Team(s): NY Giants
Favorite NFL player(s): Joe Montana
Make your case for why fantasy football addicts should get on Twitter: The most info to be had in one place. The amount of info is just outstanding.
Except for yourself, give us three to five MUST FOLLOWS on Twitter: @GregCosell @evansilva @MikeClayNFL @AllieFontana @Chet_G
Years playing fantasy football: 20
Favorite style of play (Dynasty, Redraft, Auction, Best Ball, Survivor, etc):IDP Dynasty
Your biggest score(s) in fantasy football:
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:
Carson Palmer (Current ADP: 13.12) - Palmer averaged just under 300 yards and 1.5 TDs a game in 9 starts in 2011 with absolutely no time to work with the team or wide receivers.
DeAngelo Williams (Current ADP: 8.12) - Dwill got off to a slow start but still managed to score more TDs than Jonathan Stewart even though Stewart saw the ball much more than Williams in the red zone.
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:
Kenny Britt (Current ADP: 4.01) - It's simple with Britt; he just can't stay on the field. He has missed 18 games in the last 2 seasons. If you took him at this ADP last season you were rewarded with 17 receptions for 289 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Jermichael Finley (Current ADP: 5.07) - Finley had his best season as a pro in 2011 with 55 receptions, 767 yards and 8 touchdowns and this was still hugely disappointing to fantasy owners. Many expect him to be a top 5 producer but the reality never meets the potential. In most leagues he had less than 10 fantasy points more than Dustin Keller, who can be had 8 rounds later.
How much of fantasy football is skill? How much is luck? 85% of Fantasy Football is 75% skill, but even the most skillful player can be derailed by injury or unforeseen circumstances.
What's the biggest mistake you see fantasy players make? Falling in love with Rookies each year.
What do you wished you had learned about fantasy football five years ago? Making money at it is not easy as once thought.
Give a wild prediction about the 2012 season that most would be shocked if it happened (out on the limb thought): Carson Palmer will be a top 10 quarterback.
Super Bowl Teams and Score: San Francisco 37 Houston 34
NFL Rookie of the Year: Coby Fleener
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Jamaal Charles
Parting thoughts about anything at all: True Fantasy Football is not for the faint of heart, but if you have the heart for it there is nothing like it.
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