Megatrick: The argument against drafting Calvin Johnson in 2013

Drafting Calvin Johnson in the first round is a risky proposition this year. There’s no doubt he’s the top of the wide receiver heap, but with running backs as scarce as they are this season, can you survive if you miss out on a running back in the first round? Continue reading

Introducing Fantasy Football on Google+ #FFCentral

To do this season right, Google+ assembled a ragtag bunch of fantasy experts and corralled us all inside a brand new community on Google+ called #FFCentral, or Fantasy Football Central if you don’t read hashtag.

Throughout the season, fantasy football experts will be sharing their content inside this community and taking turns answering your fantasy questions inside the “Live” category. Continue reading

PROMOTION + GIVEAWAY: Dave & Busters wants you to #BringYourD

Dave & Busters, otherwise known as D&B, wants to be the ultimate sports viewing location for fantasy football drafters this season. As such, they’re pulling out all the stops with #BringYourD, a promotion inviting all fantasy football players to host their draft parties at D&B, dubbed by URL as the www.bestsportsbarever.com.

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When you host your draft party at D&B, you get the room rental for free, WiFi for all your members, 10 percent off food and non-alcoholic beverages (sorry, kids, no free beer), $10 in game play for each drafter, and a copy of Matthew Berry’s book, “Fantasy Life.” The book, of course, is while supplies last.

And they’ve gone the extra mile in decking out their sports bars with some generously sized televisions for your game day watching. You can get a tour on their site.

The Win Stuff Part

So in honor of their efforts, we’re hosting a giveaway. To enter, post your answer to the following question in the comments below, and you could win a gift card from D&B. Winners will be chosen at random tomorrow, Friday, August 30.

Who will finish as the No. 1 running back in fantasy football this season and why?

We’ll notify you via comment reply and, if possible, email if you win. So please make sure you leave a valid email address when you comment using the form below. This giveaway is open to all readers.

DISCLOSURE: I have no material relationship to Dave & Busters, and Fantasy Football Fools received no compensation for sharing this information or hosting this contest for our readers.

Tomorrow, August 24, Buffalo Wild Wings and Yahoo! Fantasy Football are declaring a national holiday, National Draft Day. A worthy cause, if you asked me.

As part of the festivities, Yahoo! Fantasy Football managers will be able to go to any Buffalo Wild Wings nearby for draft advice, free stuff, and to, of course, draft their teams.

Brad “Big Noise” Evans and Andy Behrens will be in Dallas and Minneapolis to offer their expert advice. Everyone else can join in online with Brandon Funston and Kay Adams as they host the day from the Yahoo! Sports studio, which will be streaming at every BWW location and to online users from 12 to 2 p.m. CST.

I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a nice little Saturday. I’m canceling my Pottery Barn plans.

Essential Reads before the 2013 NFL Draft

I know you’re hungry for more draft intel. Tired of hearing who the Bills will pick at No. 8? Me too.

Rather than dwell on that, here are a few essential reads to get you in the know before the draft.

First, Dr. Jene Bramel lays out which players could drop due to concerns about their health. A few top prospects may not go in the first round this year because NFL GMs can’t be sure they’ll return to their peak college form.

Next up, feast on some mock drafts from around the Web. We get two perspectives on who will go where via Rotoworld’s dueling mocks. And if that doesn’t wear you out, try on FFToday’s mock draft for size. Follow that up with Bruno Boys’ final mock of Rounds 1 and 2, and I think you’ll have reached your quota.

If you’re a history buff, jump into the top 10 picks of all-time by each franchise in the NFL and Pro Football Focus’ look at first round hits and misses.

And if reading isn’t your thing…how about we play some bingo?

The 2013 NFL Draft kicks off at 7 p.m. CST. See you then.