So, You Didn't Get into the Scott Fish Bowl

By: Jason Tran (@JasonTran)

If you are reading this, odds are you know what the Scott Fish Bowl is. If not, it is a 720 person fantasy football league featuring some of the best analysts in the world along with hundreds of fans. This year, roughly 5,000 people signed up to participate in this glorious league but unfortunately only a limited amount of people are granted entry. If you are one of the lucky 720, you are about to have an amazing experience desired by many. If you did not make it in this year, I am about to tell you how you can enjoy the fun next season!

From the man himself, the best way to guarantee entry for Scott Fish Bowl 8 is through the Fantasy Cares SFB Satellite Leagues. These leagues are $12 buy-in best ball leagues in which $10 is donated to Fantasy Cares, and $2 goes to the pot. Other than the money though, 50 winners of these individual leagues will win entry into SFB 8!

I compiled the ADP (Average Draft Position) of 12 of the satellite leagues already going to try and find players who I believe are good values to target to help you win these leagues:

Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers. ADP: 52.2 TE4

The satellite leagues are TE premium leagues (1 extra point per first down) and in this format Greg Olsen was the #6 overall point scorer of ALL WRs and TEs. Olsen is a clear favorite of Cam Newton and is consistently one of the top TEs in the league. With such a huge drop-off in TE production after the top handful of players, I recommend locking down one of the elite players early.

Martellus Bennett, TE, Green Bay Packers. ADP: 109.6 TE11

 I’m aware that there are only so many targets to go around for Aaron Rodgers’ stacked receiving core however I believe that Bennett will land himself as one of the top two red zone targeted players for the team. With no competition at the position for Bennett I expect to see him on the field often and in numerous passing routes.

Frank Gore, RB, Indianapolis Colts. ADP: 103.1 RB32

 I get it, Frank Gore is getting old and eventually he will lose his production. I am not oblivious to this fact. This is about the 4th year in a row people have been saying this. Until I actually see a dip in production I am not going to avoid Gore. Gore is currently being drafted as the 32nd running back in a league that caters heavily towards the position. Last year Gore finished as the 14th ranked RB.

Rob Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins. ADP: 144.4 RB46

 I might die on this hill alone but over and over we keep hearing that Rob Kelley is the lead back in Washington and there is no reason why he should be drafted as the 46th running back off the board. We should not be seeing rookie running backs like Kareem Hunt and Alvin Kamara being taken in redraft leagues over the starting running back for a team.

Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals. ADP: 89.8 WR31

 Are you seeing a theme yet? Veteran players with consistent production who for some reason are being under-drafted. I am going to sound like a broken record here but last year Fitz was the 15th overall WR in scoring. If you are loading up on QBs (superflex) and RBs early, Fitzgerald is the perfect target to lead your WR core.

Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens. ADP: 136.4 WR47

 If you have paid any attention this offseason then you are aware that the Ravens have lost 345 targets from the previous season. Someone is going to benefit from those extra targets and that someone is the veteran Mike Wallace. [Editor’s Note: Original article was written prior to the Jeremy Maclin signing in Baltimore.  Adjust accordingly!]

If you would like to take a look at the ADP use the link HERE.

I wish everyone the best of luck as they try to play their way into #SFB8! Feel free to send me a snapshot of your teams and I will let you know what I think! You can find me on twitter @JasonTran.