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: Ken Griggs (I handle majority of Tweeting. Nick Snyder is also a founder of Dexter's Library and the originator of the name. He handles most of the fantasy questions and analysis.)
Twitter handle: @Dexters_Library
Approximate number of tweets per month: 700
Number that are following you: 1,100
Number that you are following: 954
Tweeting since: August 2011
Occupation (when not talking about football): Bartender
Family life: My girlfriend and I live in Chicago with a pair of moose antlers over the fireplace and an old recliner in the corner.
Quick Bio (who you are, site(s) you represent, etc.): Nick and I envisioned a place to sprout our opinions about fantasy football and the NFL. And, of course, we wanted it to be sophomoric and completely outrageous. It's working so far.
What is something unique about you that few would know about? I am an avid reader of literature, mostly classics and mid-20th century novels.
What you do for fun during the football offseason: I love traveling and will be going to Argentina in August. As for Nick, he's an avid Louisville fan and spends a lot of time attending Cardinal basketball games.
Favorite NFL Team(s): I am a Packers fan; Nick is a Bears fan.
Favorite NFL player(s): Andre Johnson
Make your case for why fantasy football addicts should get on Twitter: The amount of people with knowledge and valid opinions is mind-boggling. I am thrilled to be a part of it.
Except for yourself, give us three to five MUST FOLLOWS on Twitter: @FantasyDouche, @Chet_G and my good friend @Senor_Cash; but there are so many I feel like I'm cheating all of them. I love you all. I'm so sorry to leave you off.
Years playing fantasy football: 16
Favorite style of play (Dynasty, Redraft, Auction, Best Ball, Survivor, etc): I would say redraft. Nick is in a dynasty league, but I'm not sure my attention span would last that long.
Your biggest score(s) in fantasy football: In the league with my college buddies, I won back-to-back titles. This is a point of extreme pride.
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: He's no sleeper, but how does one year send Mike Vick from going in the top three in some drafts to third/fourth round? I might get a piece of that. Roy Helu is another name that jumps out at me. Shanahan is a boob, but they will need to run the ball and Tim Hightower is coming off an injury and wasn't any good anyway. Could be good value for the price.
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: There is no way I'm touching Chris Johnson. His tap dance wore on me last season and I'm not paying for that ticket again. And can we really expect great things from Roddy White? I can't see him in the top-five WRs by the end of the year with Julio breathing down his neck. ADP seems high.
How much of fantasy football is skill? How much is luck? I would say it's about finding great match-ups week-to-week and paying attention to trends. There is an element of luck, but you can certainly make your own luck by being forward-thinking and paying attention to said trends. As Branch Rickey said, "Luck is the residue of design."
What's the biggest mistake you see fantasy players make? Giving up too early. Nick and I were in an Twitter league last season and started 1-6. We played in the championship. I'm just stubborn enough to believe I can resurrect any squad.
What do you wished you had learned about fantasy football five years ago? I played in lots of leagues and sometimes didn't pay enough attention to how the scoring worked. It's vital to know this. If, for a very cheap example, you're in a PPR league, you better damn well know it and draft accordingly.
Give a wild prediction about the 2012 season that most would be shocked if it happened (out on the limb thought): Gronkowski will make a vow of chastity.
Super Bowl Teams and Score: Seattle Seahawks 3, Buffalo Bills 0 (and only 40 people watch it)
NFL Rookie of the Year: Trent Richardson (Jim Brown eats crow)
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Jahvid Best
Parting thoughts about anything at all: We are honored to have been asked to do this interview. And ecstatic I was able to make a Gronk joke.
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