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: John Paulsen
Twitter handle: @4for4_John
Approximate number of tweets per month: 400
Number that are following you: 4,481
Number that you are following: 522
Tweeting since: 2010
Occupation (when not talking about football): Senior Editor, 4for4.com
Family life: Married for nine years with a four-year-old son.
Quick Bio (who you are, site(s) you represent, etc.): I have been serving up fantasy football advice since 2005 and am now the Senior Editor at 4for4.com, which was founded in 2000. Two seasons ago, I was named FantasyPros' Most Accurate Expert of 2010 and was the runner-up in 2011 for my weekly rankings. I also won the FSTA award for most accurate preseason rankings in 2011.
What is something unique about you that few would know about? I played college basketball for Bo Ryan at UW-Platteville, and started on the 1995 D3 National Championship team that went 31-0.
What you do for fun during the football offseason: When not spending quality time with the family, I write about fantasy basketball and devour as much music, television and film as possible.
Favorite NFL Team(s): Green Bay Packers
Favorite NFL player(s):
Brett Favre Aaron Rodgers
Make your case for why fantasy football addicts should get on Twitter: There are a ton of smart people with nuggets to share -- and it's free.
Except for yourself, give us three to five MUST FOLLOWS on Twitter: @4for4_Josh (Josh Moore), @andybehrens, @Chet_G, @ChrisWesseling
Years playing fantasy football: 20
Favorite style of play (Dynasty, Redraft, Auction, Best Ball, Survivor, etc): Auction -- love that everyone has an equal chance at a player -- if they're willing to spend.
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: Denarius Moore -- Moore was very productive given his targets in 2011 (#31 in Fantasy Points / Target) and his QB thinks he's a star in the making. He should make a big jump with a full offseason. Brent Celek - Celek finished the season strong, posting 53-738-5 over his final 11 games on a healthy 7.0 targets per game. Those are TE3-type numbers.
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: Frank Gore - I doubt Gore will still be around when I'm willing to draft him. Age and durability are always a concern, but he now has Brandon Jacobs and LaMichael James chipping away at his touches. Plus, the 49ers seem to be moving to a more pass-happy attack with WR additions. Vincent Jackson - He's going from a great offense in San Diego to a very mediocre passing offense in Tampa. He could thrive, but it's not worth the risk in the 3rd or 4th round.
How much of fantasy football is skill? How much is luck? 70/30. Skill puts you in position to win; luck pushes you over the top.
What's the biggest mistake you see fantasy players make? Stubbornly starting disappointing "studs," even in bad matchups.
What's the thing you wished you'd learned about fantasy football five years ago? That it's not wise to put talented RBs out to pasture before their time.
Give a wild prediction about the 2012 season that most would be shocked if it happened (out on the limb thought): With the new additions on defense, the Buffalo Bills win a playoff game.
Super Bowl Teams and Score: Packers 34, Patriots 31
NFL Rookie of the Year: Trent Richardson
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Terrell Owens -- just kidding.
Parting thoughts about anything at all: May all of your fliers turn into starters.
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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