Scott Fish Bowl 360: Dorothy Mantooth Division

I have never seen Anchorman, so I assume this is a hilarious reference. Welcome to the Anchorman Conference, Dorothy Mantooth Division. Link to the interviews.

Dorothy Mantooth is a Saint Division

Heath Cummings — CBS
Brownie Cleveland — Fan
Aaron Swinderman — Dynasty League Football
Gary Davenport — Fantasy Sharks
Jason Mitchell — FFToday
Bob Talbot — Gridiron Experts
AJ Weinberg — numberFire
Dan Schneier — Pro Football Focus
John Evans — Xs and Ys Podcast
Cory Bruender — Fan
Brett Romano — Fan
Mike Plis — Fan

To see all the divisions, check out the Scott Fish Bowl 360 page.

Heath Cummings — CBS

Can you give me a two-sentence introduction to your fantasy football “personna”? Feel free to include your Twitter handle.

All things in moderation, including words and numbers. @heathcummingssr was my second Twitter handle, the first gives you a window into my past.

Who in your division do you want to take down the most?

I’ll say Gary Davenport, with hopes that he’ll create a slideshow about my victory that is seen by 4.6 million people.

What kind of “strategery” do you plan to employ during this unusual QB flex draft?

I kind of despise pre-draft strategies to be honest. I think a lot of people get messed up when they marry a strategy and then the draft goes the opposite direction. I’ll go BPA early and often. If a stud QB falls to the 3rd or 4th round I’ll take him there…if a top 5 QB falls to the 6th or 7th I’ll take him there. If QBs go way too early I’ll probably take a pair of QBs back-to-back around the QB10-12 range.

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

I am the all-time course record holder at the putt putt course in my hometown. I say all-time because the course was torn down over a decade ago. I’m not a particularly good putter, but I had a lot of time on my hands that summer.

Brownie Cleveland — Fan

Aaron Swinderman — Dynasty League Football

Can you give me a two-sentence introduction to your fantasy football “personna”? Feel free to include your Twitter handle.

I tweet a lot, write a little, and mostly play DFS. Also just reset my account, oops!

Who in your division do you want to take down the most?

Everyone.

What kind of “strategery” do you plan to employ during this unusual QB flex draft?

Best player available. It’ll play itself out. Worst thing you can do, I think, is try to walk into this with a rigid strategy.

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

I have a pretty strong ability to immediately recognize actors and actresses and then reel off a list of prior films/shows.

Gary Davenport — Fantasy Sharks

Jason Mitchell — FFToday

Can you give me a two-sentence introduction to your fantasy football “personna”? Feel free to include your Twitter handle.

I go by @thefantasymate on Twitter. I’m amazing during the fantasy regular season and a choke artist in the fantasy playoffs. I once won a Zach Law contest with a story about losing a playoff game in 2005 when Todd Heap went bananas in a Monday Night game. [Zach note: Was this the Matthew Berry book contest?]

Who in your division do you want to take down the most?

The fans! Doesn’t it make people with websites attached to them look bad if they lose to fans? [Zach note: Fans have more free time to research, although “experts” are more obsessed, maybe.]

What kind of “strategery” do you plan to employ during this unusual QB flex draft?

Pray that everyone else gets distracted by QB flex. We can start up to 9 total RB/WRs!

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

I’m unbelievable at spoiling my dog.

Bob Talbot — Gridiron Experts

Can you give me a two-sentence introduction to your fantasy football “personna”? Feel free to include your Twitter handle.

@TalbotTalks I adapt to each draft, nab the best available early on and target who I believe to be the breakout players of the year. Oh, and I win titles.

Who in your division do you want to take down the most?

I treat all of my opponents equally. Guess I’ll have to take them all down. If I had to pick one, I’d say Gary Davenport, because he has the most Twitter followers and my count could use a boost.

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

I’ll probably grab Russell Wilson in the 2nd, Carson Palmer in the 8th and EJ Manuel in the 16th. Pretty “strategeric” of me to reveal my plan after the fact. Inception.

I wanted to make sure I got a great QB early. After Luck and Rodgers it is pretty much a toss-up as to who should be #3. But give me Russ in a contract year, with a new red zone weapon and a super-sized chip on his shoulder over Peyton and Brees with fewer weapons, in offenses headed in different directions. Palmer was a top-10 play when healthy last year as well, so I targeted him later on, after resisting the temptation of Ryan Tannehill earlier.

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

I have figuratively broken an NFL receiver’s ankles, I have performed music with a Jonas brother and I have been rejected by an NBA champion.

AJ Weinberg — numberFire

Can you give me a two-sentence introduction to your fantasy football “personna”? Feel free to include your Twitter handle.

I’m a numbers guy. That’s what originally drew me to numberFire, and one of the main reason I love fantasy sports. Follow me on Twitter, @Fantasy_AJ.

Who in your division do you want to take down the most?

I just want to do better than I did last year…

What kind of “strategery” do you plan to employ during this unusual QB flex draft?

I didn’t want to get too caught up in the quarterback frenzy. I was happy to grab an elite running back (Lacy) in the seven spot, and was satisfied ending up with Peyton in the third and Rivers in the sixth.

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

Other than fantasy football I…uh…well. I’m also good at fantasy baseball if that counts.

Dan Schneier — Pro Football Focus

Can you give me a two-sentence introduction to your fantasy football “personna”? Feel free to include your Twitter handle.

My name is Dan Schneier and I’m going on year four of writing about fantasy football for Pro Football Focus Fantasy. During the day, I am a digital content producer for FOX Sports and I’m in charge of content for the NFC East–so if I select any player from that division, it will probably end up being a reach.

Who in your division do you want to take down the most?

In my division, this decision was a bit tougher. It came down to Mr. @FFAaroneous and Heath Cummings. FFAaroneous and I have engaged in a ton of Twitter banter and I respect his knowledge of the game. I don’t know Heath as well, but I’ve got a lot of respect for his work and I would feel accomplished taking him down. I’ll go with Heath–final answer.

What kind of “strategery” do you plan to employ during this unusual QB flex draft?

Guaranteed points are important to come by in fantasy football, and I want to find those at the quarterback position. My goal is to have an every week QB flex. I plan to address RB and QB early and often, before filling my WR and TE spots later in the draft.

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

Don’t have any secret talents but i’ll say…

I can recite every Led Zeppelin lyric by heart all the way up to, but not including Presence. Less of a special talent, and more of a degenerate obsession. [Zach note: We’re a league full of degenerates.]

John Evans — Xs and Ys Podcast

Can you give me a two-sentence introduction to your fantasy football “personna”? Feel free to include your Twitter handle.

My podcasting partner the Fantasy Football Girl and I employ a fun, bawdy and breezy approach when dispensing fantasy football advice (The Xs & Ys Podcast). Follow me on Twitter @JohnF_Evans.

Who in your division do you want to take down the most?

Heath Cummings and Gary Davenport, because they’re marquee names whose work I’ve admired for a long time.

What kind of “strategery” do you plan to employ during this unusual QB flex draft?

I have always streamed one if not both QBs in this league, either by design or necessity, and actually had quite a bit of success with it. That said, I let the draft come to me and look for the best combination of ceiling and floor with each pick.

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

Little kids love me, which is weird because I don’t have any relevant experience or training. They must instantly realize we’re at a similar maturity level. [Zach note: Me too, oddly. Pets, old people and kids love me.]

Cory Bruender — Fan

Can you give me a two-sentence introduction to your fantasy football “personna”? Feel free to include your Twitter handle.

I like to go against the trends. All I care about is winning.

Who in your division do you want to take down the most?

Anyone who has a ponytail, never trust a man with a ponytail.

What kind of “strategery” do you plan to employ during this unusual QB flex draft?

Last I went best player available and it worked out ok, I was 5-7 but had enough points to get a first round bye in the playoffs. I do want some better Rb’s this year. Last year Toby Gerhart in the 4th round killed me. [Zach note: I should have said “trigger warning” before that.]

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

I have seen the guy who runs this league naked! Boom top that. –I don’t think Scott will be upset about me sharing this…lol

Brett Romano — Fan

Can you give me a two-sentence introduction to your fantasy football “personna”? Feel free to include your Twitter handle.

My twitter is @Gold_Blooded21, I would say my persona would be someone who researches way too much and knows “everything” but sucks at applying it to anything haha. One day I’ll be a winner!

Who in your division do you want to take down the most?

Probably John Evan’s from X’s and Y’s podcast, just because he’s basically the only person I’ve listened too before.

What kind of “strategery” did you have during this unusual QB flex draft?

Sounds dumb, but grab the best players. The way Scott does the scoring it almost doesn’t matter what position you grab as they all tend to come out even. I wanted to get solid QB values late, which is par for the course for most I find.

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

My video game talents are something special. Probably not shocking though.

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

Mike Plis — Fan

Can you give me a two-sentence introduction to your fantasy football “personna”? Feel free to include your Twitter handle.

In fantasy football, it’s pretty easy to get caught up in narratives and let various biases effect your decision-making so I try to keep myself grounded in facts and data as much as possible. Twitter handle is @m_plis.

Who in your division do you want to take down the most?

There isn’t really anyone in my division right now that I’m keen on taking down, but I’m sure someone will snipe me in the draft or on waivers and instantly become my mortal enemy.

What kind of “strategery” do you plan to employ during this unusual QB flex draft?

I think Scott has done a great job balancing the value of QB’s, RB’s, and WR’s in this league (TE’s are nerfed pretty hard – there’s a 0% chance I end up with Gronk). I’m picking at the turn so I’m pretty free to just take the guys I want because runs can start and end between my picks and the guys I’ll be considering with each pick likely won’t make it to my next one.

What is one non-fantasy football talent that would shock and awe the rest of the league?

These certainly aren’t unique skills, but sometimes people are really fascinated when they see I can do some basic pen spinning tricks or roll a coin along my knuckles.

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