Fantasy Tips from Kevin O’Neill, WGRZ-TV

Kevin O'Neill, WGRZ-TV
Kevin O’Neill, WGRZ-TV

Welcome to a bonus post on Day 4 of our Celebrity Blog Series!

As you all know, Bills fans are everywhere. In all areas of the world and in all segments of society.

A few months ago, we came up with the idea of asking some of the more well known fans in the media and Twittersphere if they’d be interested in contributing a guest column for BillsMafia.com to help kick off the 2012 season. The topic could be whatever they chose to write on. The team’s outlook, the team’s history, their thoughts on the Bills Mafia movement… anything really. One contributor will even be sharing his Fantasy Football tips.

Wait, “one contributor?” What’s that supposed to mean? Well, we’re going to have some fun with it and wait until the article is actually posted to reveal who that day’s writer is.

In this installment, Kevin O’Neill, reporter for WGRZ-TV, shares his top three websites for fantasy football information.


Three websites most fantasy players don’t know about but should:

1: Hey, the fantasy draft is one of my favorite days of the year, and www.FantasyFootballCalculator.com is a terrific site which allows fantasy football players to practice their drafting skills anytime. Hop on whenever you want, and join a draft starting a few minutes away. The coolest part is you can practice drafting at your position (1st, 5th, last). The site offers different variables for league rules, and number of teams in the draft.
Even if you don’t do a live draft, you can get up to the minute player rankings according to the thousands of drafts already simulated on the site. The rankings will be far more accurate than any magazine.

2: Add KFFL.com to your favorites. Common sites like ESPN.com and CBSsportsline.com do a good job updating their fantasy info. The problem is: everybody uses them. And they also, of course, focus on all sports. KFFL.com is for fantasy lovers only (not just football, too). They have up to minute depth chart and injury news, and present all the info from a fantasy-football perspective. I also enjoy the free cheat sheets you can personalize.

3: DraftSharks.com is a paysite I use every year to develop my draft day cheat sheets. Different leagues have particular sets of rules with yardage bonuses and points for TDs thrown, etc. DraftSharks.com allows you to add the exact rules of your league, which varies your cheat slightly accordingly. For instance, QBs will be higher on your draft board if TD passes in your league are worth 6, rather than 4. They take chances on their draft board, and have more “hits” than “misses”. They have a knack for identifying players to avoid, even though other sites may have that player ranked quite highly. They have good “sleeper” picks, too. Even if you don’t want to spend $20 to join, I recommend signing up for their emails. They send out impressive preseason notes from all of the NFL teams for free (while convincing you to join their site, of course)

Good luck fantasy players!
And Go Bills!!

About Del Reid

Del Reid became a Bills fan shortly after coming into this world, having been raised in a home that actually had a framed picture of OJ Simpson on the wall in the living room (until it came down in 1994). Del has always had a passion for bringing people together to celebrate things they share in common. As a result, he (quite accidentally) ended up co-founding the #BillsMafia movement among Bills fans in social media -- which to this point is the coolest thing that has ever happened to him aside from his relationship with God, his wife, and his two awesome kids. Follow him on Twitter at @mrdeadlier.