Scott Fish Bowl 360: Catalina Wine Mixer Division

It’s the Catalina Wine Mixer. You nail it or you’re gone.

Catalina Wine Mixer

Links to the interviews:

Scott Fish — Never Heard of Him
Shane Beckett — Fantasy Football Auction
Jon Collins — Fantasy Sports Locker Room
Jim Day — Fantasy Taz
Renee Miller — PFF and ESPN
Michael Valverde — Pyromaniac
Josh Collacchi — RotoCurve
Dennis Esser — The Fantasy Coach Podcast
Dave Major — XN Sports
Todd Shomion — Fan
Jamie Mellor — Fan
Derek Myers — Fan

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

Scott Fish — Never Heard of Him

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

Sleepless in Minnesota. Twitter: @ScottFish24

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

Is it weird to say no one? I’m weird that way. I want to win, but I also want everyone to do well. I hope all 12 of our teams are so evenly distributed we all get in the conference playoffs on points. Ha!

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

Well I kind of screwed up. My plan was to come out of the first 6 rounds with 3 RBs, 2 WRs, and a QB. I saw too much value at RB in my draft early and punted on WRs too long. I should have taken a WR in the 2nd round. My roster would have been much more balanced and it would have allowed me more flexibility with picks later. It will be my downfall unless I get lucky.

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

Because of my manual labor job being so endurance based, I have a resting heart rate that hovers around 40 and it sometimes confuses doctors and dentists.

Shane Beckett — Fantasy Football Auction

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

I am the webmaster, podcast host and the coolest Uncle of our writing team at www.thefantasyfootballauction.com – hit your fav Uncle up on twitter @UncleBucketts

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

Derek Meyers for sure, he’s the fan entry from our site and you can’t lose to a fan! Scott Fish would be be pretty cool too, since he’s running this show, I would like to make sure he does’t “run show” in our div – but he may not invite me back if I beat him so…

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

You need strategy in snake drafts? I thought that was only for Auction – LOL – JK – I didn’t have any different ‘strategery’ – I wanted huge WR’s and AP fell to me at 1.05 so he will crush for me this year.

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

I am the only person in Canadian History to win a National Goalball Championship who is not legally blind.

Jon Collins — Fantasy Sports Locker Room

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

Jon Collins (@joncollinsFSLR) coordinates Fantasy Sports Locker Room with five great friends, all heavily involved in the Fantasy Industry. As lead football writer, he focuses on seeing meaning through the noise of touch, target and snap count data with an emphasis on providing clear, interpret-able meaning to readership.

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

I don’t even really know Scott Fish, outside of his aptly named tournament… but… it’s hard not to view him as the big dog with a target on his back, right? I mean, we’re all living in his Fish Bowl. The last thing we need to see on the twittersphere as the season moves along is @ScottFish24 letting the rest of the division have it in a league he set up. I play in a golf tournament in my hometown every summer that we’ve dubbed the Jason Morgan Cup and I could be near dead last on the leaderboard, but, the story is the same… no way I get beat by Morgan.

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

In terms of player acquisition, I really just went with a best player available approach, rather than hunting a specific position group or pursuing a ‘zero-something-or-other’ gameplan. To get specific though, you’ll see my roster filled with reliable vets who I feel the rest of the league may have undervalued in search of more exciting young names. Looking at my starting lineup, I’m happy with the Calvin Johnson, Matt Ryan, and even Roddy White types in a season long format. They don’t carry the same rush as drafting Odell Beckham Jr., but, they should be just as valuable relative to their draft day cost.

After my starters were filled in, though, I went straight for intrigue/upside. With a 22 man roster, I can afford for a few picks not to pan out so targeting consistency early gave way to upside late. If one of Eric Ebron, Montee Ball, Marlon Brown, Aaron Dobson or a few of the other deep names find themselves with better than anticipated production that’s probably worth the sum total of where I drafted them.

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

I’m a professional not-for-profit fundraiser by day, and, I’m pretty friggin’ good. I can’t make money with DFS or our website, and my personal finances aren’t so hot… but… give me a cause and a sales pitch and I can make bank!

Jim Day — Fantasy Taz

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

Hi my name is @Fantasytaz and I am a fantasy addict. Please help me.

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

That’s an easy one, I got the Big Kahuna himself in my division: Mr. Scott Fish, the great founder of this historic league. You’re going down Scottie!

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

Jedi Mind Tricks, but unfortunately “The Coach” had his aluminum hat on.

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

I can wiggle your ears.

Renee Miller — PFF and ESPN

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

“I hate Joe Flacco” pretty much sums up my fantasy football persona. Not so much him as a person, but everything he represents for the game. In related news, I love fun. @reneemiller01

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

I love him to death, but it’s got to be @CoachEsser. We do a NFL DFS podcast together in season, and I’m still sore about a Kenny Stills/Marques Colston bet I lost by the slimmest of margins last year. #neverforget

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

I locked in WRs I LOVE (OBJ, Jordy, Decker to headline and Lockett, M. Lee, K. Bell, Conley, Moncrief as fliers), taking some chances on my RBs (Ellington, Morris, Randle, Ivory, Sproles, McFadden, Gaffney) and TEs (J. Thomas, Donnell, and Walford) especially. I’m fine with the late QBs I got in Romo and Cutler; they’re fantasy workhorses. I’m hopeful that Garoppolo and Fitzy can cobble together a decent week or two if needed.

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

I’m going to sacrifice a little shock and awe in favor of upholding the wholesome image of #SFB360 and go with baking an apple pie. I know, what’s more wholesome than that?!?! But seriously, it is one of the like, top 10 things in the world I can do really well. I have been known to tweet pictures, so be on the lookout this fall.

Michael Valverde — Pyromaniac

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

I have been a fantasy owner for the last 20-years. I am a veteran that has seen the mud dry, the paint crack and the stars burn out. @RFLRedZone

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

Renee Miller. Anyone that can write for PFF, ESPN, RotoWorld, and Fake Football and has a doctorate degree is waay too smart for me and needs to go down.

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

Thankfully I have played SuperFlex leagues for many years so that was beneficial. My core strategy was to follow many of the drafts being held and seeing where players typically went. Using that, I knew that I could either wait or would need to draft a certain player.

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

I can put out a fire, save a life, and arrest a perp all at the same time, as I am fire, medical, and police trained. Yet, I write about Fantasy Sports.

Josh Collacchi — RotoCurve
Dennis Esser — The Fantasy Coach Podcast

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

I’d like to think that my Fantasy Football Persona consists of tricking people into thinking I’m a nice guy that they just want to hang and chat with while I rob all the value and talent on the draft board.

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

This one is hard as I have some stiff competition in the division, but it has to be my DFS Podcast partner on The Fantasy Coach Podcast, Renee Miller. She’s always great, but it seemed in this draft that she was drafting off of the same tiered list at times. When she grabbed Chris Ivory I knew she was going to be tough competition this year.

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

I was tempted to go running back heavy, but after having LeSean McCoy hold my team back last year I decided for the steadiest of first rounders in Antonio Brown. After getting Brown it was all about Value for me and I really wanted to hold off at QB as long as possible. I also had Tom Brady higher up in my rankings hoping that his suspension would be reduced and thus gaining extra value at where he would be picked. Picking so early can help in situations like that.

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

My ability play the board game Taboo using only movie and TV references. It’s Rain Man like.

Dave Major — XN Sports

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

I’m a writer and comedian with early on-set addiction to fantasy football. Look for me @realdavemajor, through XN Sports, Chicago Tribune, and Boston Herald, or somewhere seedy, watching three games at once.

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

I most want to destroy Scott Fish, whose strategy of RB-RB-RB was opposite mine, and Jim Day, who nabbed QBs as early as I did.

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

With a roster 22-deep, my approach was to wait on RBs and then wait some more. No other owner in my division waited past Round 2 for their first rusher; my number one back was Todd Gurley in Round 6. When their backs start missing games by late September, my QBs and pass-catchers will be hoisting me on their shoulders.

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

I’m a pretty solid competitor of Tecmo Super Bowl and played in the Tecmo Madison tournament, among others. I also daydream of writing rules and reading stats, but isn’t that why we’re all here?

Todd Shomion — Fan

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

Todd Shomion, fan. I’m a feel player that trusts my gut. I live for draft season.

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

I think I’ll be competitive and am out to try and win. No one target in mind.

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

Best player available. Be flexible. Trust my gut and get my guys.

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

I own a hot yoga studio with my wife. [Zach note: That’s hot.]

Jamie Mellor — Fan

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

I am the unknown unheralded player. I do not have a site and you have never heard of me, so I must be the fresh meat for all of you sharks and experts.

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

If I thought that beating them would require them to travel to me, get a hotel room in my area and spend a week hanging out with me and bonding with me, I would definitely pick Renee. If I thought defeating them would transfer all of their previous SFB fantasy glories to me, I would probably pick Scott. Since I am afraid the conditions for the first one will never be accepted, and the conditions for the second one can’t happen.. Ok, I want to beat Renee and absorb all of her knowledge. Darn it, that seems unlikely too. Ok, until/unless the fantasy schedule changes, I will go with Jim Day because he is the guy I play twice so mastery over him would count for 2 victories. As a side note, I do not expect to be one of the more popular picks for this question.

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

Renee probably has some amazing terminology for it but I am not as brilliant as her. In her most recent article I read today, she lays out a few strategies- one boils down to picking the best guys thinking that it is the optimal strategy (call it Level 1), which feeds into our tendency to avoid risk by taking the more proven guy more often while calling them “best” than we take a risk for the guy that might have more upside, since human nature tends to have us fear losing more. Another is a supposed next level strategy where we realize that if everyone plays the “optimal” way, it can’t work out for everyone so instead we use those tendencies in everyone else and.. well, basically you make moves that counter the “optimal” moves in an effort to exploit the other people, which to people who don’t have Renee’s incredible mind looks a lot like a simple “zig when they zag” strategy because we do not comprehend the Neural and Game Theory layers of brilliance being used. Then she decides to see if she can make our brains leak out of our heads by saying there is a level BEYOND that where if enough people have progressed to Level 2, then it becomes an even better play to mix back in some of those “safe boring” guys that were our first instinct– sort of a “ok, you thought we would all zag so you zigged, but so many of us zigged that now Zagging is the right play”. What I used was a hybrid between Level 1 and Level 2.

Either that, or I had a couple week long mental breakdown and the resulting roster needs to be interpreted by a review team comprised partially of mental health professionals and partially of the art critics that are convinced those strange-as-hell paintings are actually extremely deep statements.

Alternatively, if your brain shut down halfway through my answer then– “PPR… grunt grunt.. RBs that catch passes are good.. grunt grunt.. Now Jamie raid large metal box for food and drink.. grunt”

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

You can make up your mind between 1) that the answer to #3 actually makes sense to me and yet I am not currently committed to a psych ward or 2) on second thought, I think the first one might be the winner since the second option is sort of morbid. Optionally, you may take the easy way out and pick 3) I graduated a 4-year university in 4 1/2 years having completed a triple major… Even if you pick that, Renee is still smarter than me.

Derek Myers — Fan

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

@DAMyers10 I have a reputation within my yearly leagues for 2 things: Having the best record during the regular season and then losing in round 1 of the playoffs and fleecing league-mates in trades. With no trades in the #SFB360 I’ll work on keeping my regular season record alive while advancing in the playoffs.

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

I just happened to be placed in the same division as one of the guys that gave me my fan spot from TheFantasyFootballAuction.Com so I think I most want to take down my friend @UncleBucketts.

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

WR early and often, wait as long as possible for a QB.

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

I cannot think of a talent I possess that would shock and awe my league-mates. If I had to pick something I would say I am a pretty good fisherman and seem to be able to catch fish when others can’t.

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