Found November 01, 2011 on The Last Angry Fan:
If you still don’t understand the importance of drafting when it comes to fantasy football, wait until you hear the story of Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson’s wife.  Let’s just say that when it came to drafting running backs, she didn’t put too much faith or value in her husband. For the last few years Jackson has been one of the more underrated players in the league, quietly churning out productive seasons despite being undrafted out of tiny Coe College.  This year, however, Jackson is putting up MVP type numbers and is a big reason the Bills are 5-2 and perched atop the AFC East.  Still, his last couple of seasons of viable fantasy production didn’t sway his wife into picking him in her fantasy draft this year until the 5th round. Talk about your all-time late round value pick. Jackson’s wife Danielle, who plays in a fantasy football league with a group of family and friends, didn’t even take her husband as her first running back, choosing to go with the Falcons’ Michael Turner. ...

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The Buffalo Bills have surprised this season led by a high powered offense. Running back Fred Jackson is playing as well as any back in the league and possesses the type of game breaking ability on the edges that has given the New York Jets defense fits this year. Ryan Fitzpatrick quarterbacks a spread attack that is built around his quick release and timing. In terms of Buffalo’s...

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