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: Michael Fabiano
Twitter handle: @Michael_Fabiano
Number that are following you: 50,500
Number that you are following: 850
Tweeting since: 2010
Quick Bio (who you are, site(s) you represent, etc.): Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football columnist and a member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Hall of Fame for his work with Daedalus World Wide. The first fantasy analyst to ever appear on one of the four major networks, Michael has also worked with The NFL Today on CBS and now serves as the Fantasy Editor for NFL.com and NFL Network.
What is something unique about you that few would know about? I'm very much interested in the paranormal and would love to do some ghost hunting. I'm also a big fan of cars, especially old restored cars and muscle cars. I'd love to own a 1957 Ford Thunderbird later in life.
What you do for fun during the football offseason: What offseason?
Favorite NFL Team(s): Dallas Cowboys
Make your case for why fantasy football addicts should get on Twitter: Information. You can get it fast and accurately, if you're following the right people.
Except for yourself, give us three to five MUST FOLLOWS on Twitter: NFL Fantasy, NFL, NFL Network, Jay Glazer
Years playing fantasy football: 14
Favorite style of play (Dynasty, Redraft, Auction, Best Ball, Survivor, etc): Redraft
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:
Matt Ryan: He's not a sleeper, but Ryan could turn into a great draft bargain in an offense that I think will throw more often. Remember, Michael Turner is 30 and has 300-plus carries in three of his last four years.
Jeremy Maclin: Again, not a sleeper, but fantasy owners might be down on him after a poor 2011. That could make him a draft day steal. Don't be shocked if he posts 1,000-plus yards and 10-plus touchdowns.
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:
Roy Helu: I'll avoid Helu, Tim Hightower, and any other Redskins running back in a prominent fantasy role this upcoming season. Mike Shanahan's backfield rotation is impossible to predict, so why even try?
Laurent Robinson: Robinson was one of the best waiver-wire pickups in fantasy football last season. But that was in Dallas. Now in Jacksonville, his numbers (especially touchdowns) are going to crash to earth.
How much of fantasy football is skill? How much is luck?: Getting to the fantasy postseason takes skill, but I'll be the first to admit that luck can play a huge role in the playoffs. You need a mix of both to win it all.
What's the biggest mistake you see fantasy players make?: Fantasy owners sometimes lean too heavily on "name" players who aren't actually that great in the stat sheets (Ex. DeSean Jackson) in their drafts.
NFL Rookie of the Year: Trent Richardson
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Peyton Manning
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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