Opinion

Dear Ryan Fitzpatrick

Dear Ryan Fitzpatrick by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles   Dear Ryan Fitzpatrick, For a smart guy… ( highest Wonderlic Test score ever by a quarterback )…you sure are being STUPID! It’s time that you started to think about your teammates, the city of New York that gave you an opportunity in 2015, … Continue reading Dear Ryan Fitzpatrick

2016 Mock Draft Peek Preview

2016 Mock Draft Peek Preview by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles In only a short time from now, the Green Bay Packers will face the Indianapolis Colts in Canton, Ohio for the traditional Hall of Fame game. It’s the time of the year that fantasy football fanatics are excited for, because the start of … Continue reading 2016 Mock Draft Peek Preview

NFL Players Are Like Movie Stars

NFL Players Are Like Movie Stars by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles   Even at nine years old, I loved the NFL. It was 1972, and the local Sunoco gas stations in Jackson, Michigan (and I would assume elsewhere) had a promotion where they gave out an NFL stamp booklet with every tank full. … Continue reading NFL Players Are Like Movie Stars

Waiting for the NFL to Start

Waiting for the NFL to Start by Utter-Fantasy writer & illustrator Doug Bowles Is it me, or does it seem like it’s already been a year…since we saw our last regular season NFL game? No matter how many times I wave my hands in the air and yell…”Come on already”…it’s not getting here any faster. … Continue reading Waiting for the NFL to Start

Rookie Fantasy Football Landing Spots

Rookie Fantasy Football Landing Spots by Utter-Fantasy writer & illustrator Doug Bowles The “Landing Spots” for NFL rookies can often mean the difference from being early fantasy football gold or fantasy football fool’s gold. Take for example the 2nd-round selection of WR Cody Latimer by Denver in 2014. He was the 10th receiver taken off … Continue reading Rookie Fantasy Football Landing Spots

Zeke Zeke Physical Freak

Zeke Zeke Physical Freak by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles Zeke Zeke Physical Freak…..An Utter-Fantasy poem by someone who probably shouldn’t write a lot of poems! Zeke, Zeke, Physical Freak Picked at draft’s peak New Cowboy is unigue No compare to his mystique Zeke, Zeke, Physical Freak God-like ancient greek Elliott is who I … Continue reading Zeke Zeke Physical Freak

The 2016 Strength of Schedule

The 2016 Strength of Schedule by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator & Doug Bowles The 2016 NFL Schedule has recently been released, and with it comes every team’s new 2016 Strength of Schedule, which is is based on the win-loss records of their opponents. Football fans everywhere are scanning the calendar to see how “easy or … Continue reading The 2016 Strength of Schedule

Drafting Rookie Quarterbacks

Drafting Rookie Quarterbacks by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles In case you haven’t heard….The LA Rams traded the Tennessee Titans for their #1 overall selection in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft (plus #113 and #177 overall picks). In return, Tennessee acquired LA’s 2016 picks Nos. 15, 43, 45 and 76. The Titans also get … Continue reading Drafting Rookie Quarterbacks

Take the Wonderlic Test

Take the Wonderlic Test by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles   April is approaching, and means the 2016 NFL Draft…and Wonderlic Tests. Whether you think these tests are a valid benchmark for a player’s intelligence or not, they are interesting. The test is used to measure players’ aptitude for learning and problem solving. The … Continue reading Take the Wonderlic Test

The Curse of the Heisman Trophy

The Curse of the Heisman Trophy by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug “Believer in Curses” Bowles The Friday before “Super Bowl Weekend” can be a bit depressing. It means that the NFL season is almost over, and even staring at a couple new fantasy football trophies on my mantle doesn’t help. My wife is an … Continue reading The Curse of the Heisman Trophy

What if Calvin Johnson Does Retire

What if Calvin Johnson Does Retire by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles The Lions are batting a pathetic .090 when drafting WRs since 2003. Detroit is so bad at drafting wide receivers, that most don’t stay in the NFL, let alone stay on the Lion’s roster for long. Can Detroit replace Megatron? If we … Continue reading What if Calvin Johnson Does Retire

2015 Strength of Schedule and Who Cares

2015 Strength of Schedule and Who Cares by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator & Doug Bowles I’ll admit it. I tend to be the “over-thinker” in regards to the NFL and fantasy football. Every fantasy draft has a few of me…..the fantasy football drafter who researches everything and anything in order to draft the best possible … Continue reading 2015 Strength of Schedule and Who Cares

Cleveland MUST Draft A QB AGAIN

Cleveland MUST Draft A QB AGAIN by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles Remember the “Tux party” scene in the 1988 movie “Big”?  -Susan (Elizabeth Perkins) says to Josh ( Tom Hanks) ….“It’s like they cloned some party in 1983 and kept spinning it out again and again and again.”  That’s what Cleveland NFL Drafts … Continue reading Cleveland MUST Draft A QB AGAIN

10 Reasons Manning Becomes A Cowboy

10 Reasons Manning Becomes A Cowboy by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles Never again, this much we know Never again, does Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones go into an NFL season without a #1 quarterback right behind #1 quarterback Tony Romo. Never again, does Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones go into an NFL season … Continue reading 10 Reasons Manning Becomes A Cowboy

Panic or Dont Panic Week 7

Panic or Dont Panic Week 7 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles We are heading into Week 8 and plenty of fantasy owners have players on their rosters that they have held onto this entire season, who are potential breakout players or just dead weight.  MINN WR Mike Wallace is a great example, and … Continue reading Panic or Dont Panic Week 7

NFL Week 4 Panic or Dont Panic

  NFL Week 4 Panic or Dont Panic by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles We are only past Week 4 so I truly hope I’m re-tracking my “Panic’ players after Week 5……..but until then…. PANIC! QBs DET Matthew Stafford- Week 4 Stafford recorded 24/35 for 203 yards and 0 TDs. He has only 5 … Continue reading NFL Week 4 Panic or Dont Panic

NFL Week 3 Panic or Dont Panic

NFL Week 3 Panic or Dont Panic by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles It’s only Week 3 so I truly hope I’m re-tracking my “Panic’ players by Week 4 but until then…. PANIC! QBs SF Colin Kaepernick- Week 3- 9/19 for 67 yards – no TDs and 4 INTs. This isn’t “Panic ” mode…this … Continue reading NFL Week 3 Panic or Dont Panic

Fantasy Football Panic or Dont Panic

  Fantasy Football Panic or Dont Panic by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles It’s only Week 1 so I truly hope I’m re-tracking my “Panic’ players by Week 3- until then…. PANIC! QBs DEN QB Peyton Manning- I had a fantasy draft back in July ( A league we call the Summer League) and … Continue reading Fantasy Football Panic or Dont Panic

10 NFL Players Difficult to Predict

10 NFL Players Difficult to Predict by Utter-Fantasy writer & illustrator Doug Bowles 10 NFL Players Difficult to Predict Players are tough enough to calculate, guesstimate and prognosticate for, when they are star veteran players returning to their team from the year before. When you get into the players, who have had injuries or who … Continue reading 10 NFL Players Difficult to Predict

2015 Utter-Fantasy Football Award Show

2015 Utter-Fantasy Football Award Show by Utter-Fantasy writer & illustrator Doug “Victorious” Bowles Another great season is in the books. Some of us are hoisting trophies, while others are anguishing over some of their early decisions like drafting RB Montee Ball in the 1st round (against my pre-season advice) As always, the NFL gives us … Continue reading 2015 Utter-Fantasy Football Award Show

Greatest Fantasy Team Ever Assembled

Greatest Fantasy Team Ever Assembled by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles QB Peyton Manning RB Ladainian Tomlinson RB Emmitt Smith WR Randy Moss WR Calvin Johnson WR Jerry Rice TE Rob Gronkowski K Adam Vinatieri DEF Balt Ravens FLEX…? When I joined my first fantasy football league, it was back in 1985, and it … Continue reading Greatest Fantasy Team Ever Assembled

Players Whose Team Will Miss Them

Players Whose Team Will Miss Them by Utter-Fantasy writer & illustrator Doug Bowles     Dear ___________ (player’s name here) I remember how it used to be 
when nothing else mattered but you and me music, country roads, and Super Bowl dreams. I miss you, I wish you could see
 that without you here, I … Continue reading Players Whose Team Will Miss Them

Can You Lick the Wonderlic

  Can You Lick the Wonderlic by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles   April showers bring May flowers…excitement for the upcoming NFL Draft…and Wonderlic Tests. Whether you think these tests are a valid benchmark for a player’s intelligence or not, they are interesting. The test is used to measure players’ aptitude for learning and … Continue reading Can You Lick the Wonderlic