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On this page you will see what used to be my resource list when I had a membership side of the website. While their are many terrific writers and thinkers around the world wide web I’m sure I will fail to acknowledge, the people and websites below are those that have had (and continue to have) an impact on me and this website.

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- Sean Douglas

Twitter – @seanfantasyinfo

_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Welcome to my resource list of various NFL and fantasy analysts, websites and podcast that I follow and recommend. This list will be updated over time.

Favorite Websites

Rotoworld – Great website for timely news on various players around the NFL with a quick fantasy analysis to go with it.

Football Guys – No one does it better than the football guys. Most of their information is a paid website, but I highly recommend them for anyone in serious leagues. For what they provide, the cost is ridiculously cheep.

Pro Football-Focus – Great stats on players at all positions as they grade players from film work.

National Football Post – This is a sight that has really grown on me, good stuff on football overall.

The Rookie Scouting Portfolio – Great work from Matt Waldman here. Waldman goes in-depth on player breakdowns throughout the year, but this rookie scouting portfolio is targeted towards the NFL draft first. You will see articles about NFL players through the summer and during the season. Not much for fantasy though, but check out Waldman’s other links below for his fantasy work.

IDP Guru – Love Ryan’s work for IDP fantasy information, and I think he’s one of the better IDP annalists around. Still in his twenties, if he sticks with it, he could be a big name for years to come in fantasy circles.

Pro Football Reference – Looking for a nice website for updated player and team stats, then this is the place to go. Especially useful for folks like me that use their stats in articles and player pages.

Football Outsiders – Great website with a bunch of talented football writers. Quality work here. —————————————————————————————————————————-

Favorite Writers

Pat KirwanCBS, Movin’ The Chains Radio Show, Website, Twitter – Finally got SirusXM Radio in 2012, and I quickly became hooked on Pat’s radio show with Tim Ryan called Movin’ the Chains which airs Monday thru Friday. Love his book and DVD material call Take Your Eye Off The Ball (I recommend you buy the playbook addition, that comes with DVD’s and CD’s), which you can find at his website and on Amazon.

It’s a must for those of you that want to understand more about the game and like to learn from an fun and knowledgeable teacher. You can also find more work from Kirwan on CBS.

Greg Cosell: NFL Films Blog, Shutdown Corner Podcast, Fantasy Guru Podcast, Twitter – While I love all the writers in this section, no one comes close to Greg Cosell. The man has been breakdown All-22 NFL film for decades and his work his top notch. I hang on every word he says, and if you care to learn more about this great game, Cosell’s work is a terrific place to start. A true professional. Cosell also helped Ron Jaworski put together his book, “The Games That Changed The Game.” Currently reading it now and I recommend you check it out.

Matt Waldman: RSP, Audible Podcast, Football Guys, Football Outsiders, Twitter – What else can I say about Waldman except he’s the man! Outside of Cosell, no one grabs my attention when it comes to breaking down player skill sets like this guy. Each year he comes out with a detailed writeup for the players coming into the NFL draft, and sells it at a ridiculously low price for the vast work and quality he puts into it. Waldman is also part of the Audible podcast for fantasy football help, and it’s the top show running in my opinion.

Wes BuntingNFP Blog – Love Bunting’s work in the NFL draft, and as you get ready for the NFL draft, make sure and check out his podcast on the National Football Post. Bunting does a great job of bringing in some of the best draftniks around on his podcast for round table discussions.

            **Update - Currently Russ Lande is working for NFP and it appears Bunting isn’t active online – last I heard I think he’s working for a school – but if anyone knows of him actively writing on the web, hit me up and I’ll update this section. Come Back Bunting, and thank you for your quality information during the 2012 NFL scouting class, loved it!

Matt BowenNFP Blog, Twitter – A former safety in the NFL, Bowen does a terrific job breaking down plays in an easy to understand way. He mostly focuses on the passing game, and that makes sense given his background.

Jene BramelFootball Guys, Audible Podcast, Second Opinion Blog, RSP, Twitter – Perhaps my favorite fantasy writer for IDP purposes. Bramel is an active part of the Football Guys website and Podcast and his new Second Opinion blog is terrific for in-depth injury analysis.

Doug FarrarBlog, Shutdown Corner Podcast, Football Outsiders, Sportspress NW, Twitter – Farrar is all over the place but his work with Cosell on the Shutdown Corner podcast is terrific. Hard to believe this podcast is actually for free, and if you care to learn more about the game, it’s an absolute must. Farrar also follows the Seahawks and you can find his recent writings at Sportspress North West. He’s also active on the Shutdown Corner blog on Yahoo.

Cecil LammeyFootball Guys, Audible Podcast, Denver Sports Station, Twitter – While Lammey can be a little cocky at times and I won’t give him points for being a Steelers fan, the guy just knows football. Great work on the Audible podcast and I enjoy his takes from the Broncos practices and games, as he follows them throughout the year.

Sigmond BloomFootball Guys, Audible Podcast, Bleacher Report, Twitter – Yes, I wish I was Sigmond Bloom. No one does it better and while he is a freaking Steelers fan, I’m willing to put up with it and learn from a wise man. Bloom is regularly active on twitter, so if you have a good question and want to bounce it off him, I’m sure he won’t mind twitting back to you. Bloom is active on Football Guys, and if a fixture on the Audible podcast. He also does great work on current events around the league over at Bleacher Report.

Matt WilliamsonBlog, Twitter – Another freaking Steelers fan but by golly, Matt Williamson knows his football. You can listen to him on the Football Today podcast on Mondays and Thursdays, but most of his written work for ESPN is subscription only.

                     *** Please Note - As of April 2013, Williamson has stopped working on the Football Today podcast which sucks. Hopefuly we will hear more from him in the future. P.S. from time to time he is a guest on Sigmund Bloom’s “On The Couch” show on the FootballGuys Audbile podcast so you can listen when he’s on. Great Stuff, even for a Steeler guy!

Andy BenoitCBS Sportsline, Blog, Fifth Down Blog, Football Outsiders, Twitter – Great young writer who has been at it for awhile now. Benoit is active for CBS throughout the season and it appears he’s more active on his twitter of late. That’s a good thing because I always seem to learn something new when I read his work.

Evan SilvaRotoworld, Twitter – Silva is growing on my of late. Like everyone else on this list he watches film on a regular basis and he does good work breaking down offensive lines around the league. Silva works on NFL draft prep and fantasy analysis. —————————————————————————————————————————

Radio Shows

Movin’ The Chains – Since I finally picked up a SiriusXM subscription back in 2012, I was quickly hooked on Movin’ The Chains and if I miss a show in any giving week, I’m pissed. Pat Karwin and Tim Ryan are terrific and if you enjoy quality and professional football conversation, this show is a must.

You will have to have a SiriusXM subscription, but usually SiriusXM will give you a free 30-subsciption for at least online, so you can check them out for free that way. They air 3pm – 7pm East Coast Time, Monday thru Friday.

Late Hits – Late hits is another show on SiriusXM, but I specifically like listening to this show on Wednesdays when legendary scout Gil Brandt is on. Great stuff! You can follow Gil on Twitter here – @Gil_Brandt —————————————————————————————————————————

Podcasts

Audible Live, Audible Home Page – Best fantasy football podcast on the planet. No, I don’t claim to have listened to all of them, but in my over 20 years of playing fantasy football, I’ve yet to find one that comes close. I have two links above; the first is the live link and that takes you to their blog talk radio page, where you can listen live on Thursdays. This podcast has more to offer than just a two-hour show weekly, as they have IDP podcasts, beat-writer interviews and more. All of these extra pods can be found on the Audible home page link.

Shutdown Corner – Doug Farrar and Greg Cosell started this podcast up at the beginning of the 2011 season and it’s become a must listen to for people in the football world. Cosell knocks it out of the park every show and Farrar is a solid annalist as well. This podcast has little to do with fantasy so keep that in mind as the focus more on player skill sets and overall concepts of the game.

Football Today – Ross Tucker and Matt Williamson do a solid job on this podcast. If you’re in it for the meat like myself, you may want to skip past the first 5 or 10 minutes of every show, though. For some reason, I think ESPN demands that Jay Soderberg (Pod Vader) must read off boring news breaks around the league to begin the show, and it can slow things down. Once they get past the junk, it’s a great listen. Just don’t look for fantasy advice on this podcast.

***Please Note - Both Tucker and Williamson have stopped doing the Football Today Podcast which really sucks. Waiting to see who will host the show next, but you should be able to click on the link and at least listen to the archive podcasts.

Fantasy Guru – This podcast is starting to grow on me and you can find Greg Cosell on this show for fantasy help. Good stuff.

NFP Draftnick Podcast – Wes Bunting’s draftnik round tables and player interviews for the NFL draft are great. This is a podcast for the NFL draft only, so don’t expect any fantasy help.

                    **Update - Currently Russ Lande is working for NFP and it appears Bunting isn’t active online – last I heard I think he’s working for a school – but if anyone knows of him actively writing on the web, hit me up and I’ll update this section. Come Back Bunting, and thank you for your quality information during the 2012 NFL scouting class, loved it!

Cecil Lammey On Denver’s Sports Station – Any extra Lammey is a good thing, listen to Lammey interview beat-writers and other NFL annalists for Denver Broncos related information. You may not be a Broncos fan, but it’s still good football talk. ——————————————————————————————————————————

Injury Updates

Jene Bramel: Bramel’s Second Opinion Blog, Audible Podcast – Bramel’s second opinion blog is new, but I love it already. Bramel is very knowledgeable, and I trust his opinion as a good measuring stick for fantasy owners to go by when considering a player with injuries. Bramel also has a segment on the Audible Podcast show on Thursday nights.

Stephania Bell: Blog, Fantasy Focus Podcast – Love Bell’s work, unlike some at ESPN that are more interested in hype and headlines, I always feel like Bell is giving us educated knowledge on player injuries, and their recovery times. If I’m not mistaken she’s only on the Fantasy Focus one day a week, either Thursday or Friday, will give you the right day when available. ——————————————————————————————————————————-

NFL Depth Charts

Football GuysAll Teams – Even if you’re not a subscriber you should have access to this list. What is nice about the football guys version is not only do they have all the teams on one page, but they go through each position. They also have the coaching staffs listed.

OurladsAll Teams – Another solid website for free depth charts, however, Ourlads mainly focuses on the offensive positions for the standard fantasy leagues. No defensive players listed. They have a link for all teams, and I’ve also gone ahead and listed them out team by team below.

NFCDAL | PHI | WAS | NYG | DET | GB | MIN | CHI | NO | CAR| ATL| TB | SF | STL | ARZ | SEA |

AFCNE | NYJ | MIA | BUF | BAL | PIT | CIN | CLE | HOU | TEN | JAX | IND | OAK | KC | DEN | SD |

Team Home Pages – Why not have the official listing from each teams’ home page. It appears these depth charts aren’t updated until we get close to the season, so keep that in mind if you’re looking at these pages in the off-season.

NFCDAL | PHI | WAS | NYG | DET | GB | MIN | CHI | NO | CAR | ATL | TB | SF | STL | ARZ | SEA |

AFCNE | NYJ | MIA | BUF | BAL | PIT | CIN | CLE | HOU | TEN | JAX | IND | OAK | KC | DEN | SD | ——————————————————————————————————————————-

Coaching Staffs

In fantasy, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the coaching staffs to have a basic understanding of what to expect from the play calling and scheme. Staffs change every year, so keep tabs on them at the links below.

NFCDAL | PHI | WAS | NYG | DET | GB | MIN | CHI | NO | CAR | ATL | TB | SF | STL | ARZ | SEA |

AFCNE | NYJ | MIA | BUF | BAL | PIT | CIN | CLE | HOU | TEN | JAX | IND | OAK | KC | DEN | SD | ——————————————————————————————————————————-

Mock Draft Sites

Fantasy Football Calculator – My favorite website for mock drafts. Quick, easy and there are no limits to the amount of mocks you can participate in on a given day, from what I can tell. They even keep track of all your mocks on your home page, from year to year.

ESPN – What sets ESPN apart from other mock draft sites that I’ve found is they have mocks for auction leagues. This is great if you play in those types of leagues, and you can participate in as many mocks as you want, daily. ——————————————————————————————————————————-

Beat-Writers On Twitter

All Teams – A fixture at the FF Brainwave Report, I thought I would go ahead and list this twitter links below for each time on the resource section. You can follow all of these lists, as I have beat-writers tagged for each team.

NFCDAL | PHI | WAS | NYG | DET | GB | MIN | CHI | NO | CAR | ATL | TB | SF | STL | ARZ | SEA |

AFCNE | NYJ | MIA | BUF | BAL | PIT | CIN | CLE | HOU | TEN | JAX | IND | OAK | KC | DEN | SD |

Team By Team

49ers -

Matt Maiocco http://twitter.com/MaioccoCSN CSNBayArea.com
Phil Barber http://twitter.com/Skinny_Post pressdemocrat.com
Eric Branch http://twitter.com/Eric_Branch San Francsico Cronicle
Matt Barrows http://twitter.com/mattbarrows Sacramento Bee

Cardinals -

Kent Somers http://twitter.com/kentsomers AZCentral.com
Darren Urban http://twitter.com/Cardschatter AZCentral.com

Rams -

Howard Blazer http://twitter.com/HBalzer721 GridironGateway.com
Tony Softli http://twitter.com/SoftliSTL 101Sports.com
Brian Stull http://twitter.com/StullySTL 101 ESPN
Ron Clements http://twitter.com/Ron_Clements CBSSports.com
Jim Thomas https://twitter.com/jthom1

Seahawks -

Eric Williams http://twitter.com/eric_d_williams Seattle Seahawks Insider
Liz Mathews http://twitter.com/Liz_Mathews MyNorthwest.com

Falcons -

D. Orlando Ledbetter http://twitter.com/AJCFalcons AJC.com
Jay Adams http://twitter.com/FalconsJAdams AtlantaFalcons.com

Saints -

Mike Triplett http://twitter.com/miketripletttp NOLA.com
Jeff Duncan http://twitter.com/jeffduncantp NOLA.com

Panthers -

Joe Person http://twitter.com/josephperson CharlotteObserver.com
Steve Reed http://twitter.com/carolinagrowl CarolinaGrowl.com

Buccaneers -

Stephen Holder http://twitter.com/HolderStephen TampaBay.com
Rick Stroud http://twitter.com/NFLSTROUD The St. Petersburg Times

Packers -

Jason Wilde http://twitter.com/jasonjwilde ESPN Wisconsin
Mike Vandermause http://twitter.com/MikeVandermause Green Bay Press Gazette
Tom Silverstein http://twitter.com/TomSilverstein Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Kareem Copeland http://twitter.com/kareemcopeland PackersNews.com
Pete Dougherty http://twitter.com/PeteDougherty Green Bay Press Gazette
Lori Nickel http://twitter.com/LoriNickel JSOnline.com
Aaron Nagler http://twitter.com/Aaron_Nagler Cheesehead TV

Vikings -

Tom Pelissero http://twitter.com/TomPelissero 1500ESPN
Judd Zulgad http://twitter.com/JuddZulgad Star Tribune

Lions -

Dave Birkett http://twitter.com/davebirkett Deroit Free Press
Tim Twentyman http://twitter.com/ttwentyman Detroit News

Bears -

Vaughn McClure https://twitter.com/vxmcclure23 Chicago Tribune
Michael C. Wright http://twitter.com/mikecwright Chicago ESPN
Sean Jensen http://twitter.com/skjensen Suntimes.com
Brad Briggs http://twitter.com/BradBiggs Chicago Tribune
Zach Zaidman http://twitter.com/ZachZaidman Chicago Bears Radio Network
John Mullin http://twitter.com/CSNMoonMullin CSN Chicago
Jeremy Stoltz http://twitter.com/BearReport Scout.com
Laurence Holmes http://twitter.com/LHolmes670 CBS Chicago

Eagles -

Sheil Kapadia http://twitter.com/SheilKapadia Philly.com
Jordan Raanan http://twitter.com/JordanRaanan Xfinity.com
Les Bowen http://twitter.com/LesBowen Philly.com
Jeff McLane http://twitter.com/Jeff_McLane Philly.com
Jonatthan Tamari http://twitter.com/JonathanTamari Philly.com
Reuben Frank http://twitter.com/RoobCSN CSNPhilly.com
Tim McManus http://twitter.com/Tim_McManus PhillySportsDaily.com
Geoff Mosher http://twitter.com/geoffmosher Wing Tips

Giants -

Ohm Youngmisuk http://twitter.com/NotoriousOHM ESPN New York
Mike Garafolo http://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo NJ.com
Tom Rock http://twitter.com/TomRock_Newsday Newsday
Paul Schwartz http://twitter.com/NYPost_Schwartz New York Post
Zach Berman http://twitter.com/ZBerm NJ.com

Redskins -

Rick Maese http://twitter.com/RickMaese Washington Post
John Keim http://twitter.com/john_keim Washington Examiner
Chris Russell http://twitter.com/Russellmania980 ESPN 980
Grant Paulsen http://twitter.com/granthpaulsen GrantPaulsen.com
Mark Maske http://twitter.com/MarkMaske Washington Post
Matt Terl http://twitter.com/redskinsblog The Redskins Blog
Rich Campbell http://twitter.com/Rich_Campbell Washington Times
Rich Tandler http://twitter.com/Rich_Tandler RealRedskins.com
Ryan O’Halloran http://twitter.com/ryanohalloran CSN Washington

Cowboys -

Bryan Broaddus http://twitter.com/BryanBroaddus ESPN Dallas
Tim MacMahon http://twitter.com/espn_macmahon ESPN Dallas
Calvin Watkins https://twitter.com/calvinwatkins ESPN Dallas
Josh Ellis http://twitter.com/DCStarJEllis DallasCowboys.com
Derek Eagleton http://twitter.com/derekeagleton
Tod Archer http://twitter.com/toddarcher
Clarence Hill http://twitter.com/clarencehilljr

Raiders -

Jerry McDonald http://twitter.com/Jerrymcd IBABuzz.com
Vittorio Tafur http://twitter.com/VittorioTafur SFGate.com
Paul Gutierrez http://twitter.com/PGutierrezCSN CSNCalifornia.com

Chargers -

Kevin Acee http://twitter.com/sdutChargers UT San Diego
Tim Sulivan http://twitter.com/sdutSullivan UT San Diego

Chiefs -

Kent Babb http://twitter.com/kentbabb KansasCity.com
Josh Looney http://twitter.com/JoshLooney KCChiefs.com

Broncos -

Andrew Mason http://twitter.com/Andrew_Mason maxdenver.com
Mike Klis https://twitter.com/MikeKlis denverpost.com

Texans -

John McClain http://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL Ultimate Texans
Lance Zierlein http://twitter.com/LanceZierlein The Sideline View
Stephanie Stradley http://twitter.com/StephStradley Ultimate Texans
Nick Scurfield http://twitter.com/NickScurfield HoustonTexans.com

Colts -

Phillip B. Wilson http://twitter.com/pwilson24 IndyStar.com

Jaguars -

John Oehser http://twitter.com/JohnOehser Jaguars.com
Tania Ganguli http://twitter.com/taniaganguli Jacksonville.com
Vic Ketchman http://twitter.com/ask_vic Jaguars.com
Vito Stellino http://twitter.com/vitostellino Jacksonville.com

Titans -

Jim Wyatt http://twitter.com/jwyattsports
Jonathan Hutton http://twitter.com/hutton1045 1045 The Zone
John Glennon http://twitter.com/glennonsports

Ravens -

Dan Kolko https://twitter.com/DanKolko ManSports.com
Jamison Hensley http://twitter.com/jamisonhensley ESPN
Mike Duffy http://twitter.com/duffstar BaltimoreRavens.com

Steelers -

Ed Bouchette http://twitter.com/EdBouchette Post-Gazette
James C Wexell http://twitter.com/jimwexell Steel City Insider

Bengals -

Joe Reedy http://twitter.com/joereedy Cincinnati.com

Browns -

Mary Kay Cabot http://twitter.com/MaryKayCabot Cleveland.com
Tony Grossi http://twitter.com/TonyGrossi Cleveland.com
Nate Ulrich http://twitter.com/ABJ_Browns Ohio.com
Aaron Goldhammer https://twitter.com/HammerNation19 espncleveland.com

Patriots -

Shalise Manza Young http://twitter.com/shalisemyoung Boston.com
Greg Bedard http://twitter.com/Greg_A_Bedard Boston.com
Monique Walker http://twitter.com/monwalker The Boston Globe
Tom E. Curran http://twitter.com/tomecurran Comcast SportsNet
Jeff Howe http://twitter.com/jeffphowe NESN
Ian R. Rapoport http://twitter.com/RapSheet BostonHerald.com

Jets -

Manish Mehta http://twitter.com/TheJetsStream NY Daily News
Rod Boone http://twitter.com/rodboone News Day
Rich Cimini http://twitter.com/RichCimini ESPN New York
Jenny Vrentas http://twitter.com/JennyVrentas NJ.com
Bart Hubbuch http://twitter.com/NYPost_Hubbuch NY Post

Dolphins -

Omar Kelly http://twitter.com/OmarKelly Sun-Sentinel

Bills -

Allen Wilson http://twitter.com/wilson1562 Buffalo News
Paul Hamilton http://twitter.com/pham22758 WGR 550
Mark Gaughan http://twitter.com/gggaughan Buffalo News

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