Aug. 17, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks (4) Kevin Kolb and (19) John Skelton on the sidelines in the second half against the Oakland Raiders during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
The SB Nation Fantasy War Room sponsored by Sprint is back at 6:00 p.m. ET. We will be here to provide live fantasy football advice as we get ready for the final preseason games of the year later this week.
OK, maybe we will point and laugh a fair amount. But we are here to help you avoid such a predicament. Welcome back to the 2012 Fantasy War Room sponsored by Sprint!
Week three is a wrap with no Monday Night Football to put a bow on the week. Instead, we get into a very short week with the final preseason games happening on Wednesday and Thursday. Final roster cuts then happen by Friday, practice squads are signed on Saturday, and what do you know, regular season football starts the following Wednesday. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year.
The close of preseason play this week means everybody is scrambling to get their fantasy drafts wrapped up. I have three drafts this week, with one going on via email, and two more taking place Tuesday evening. It should make for a busy week of selections. Let's hope I can cash out decently at the end of the season!
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At this point, most everybody has seen what they're going to see from high end fantasy players. There is still the potential for injuries in the final preseason games, but position and roster battles have mostly been decided. Well, unless you're dealing with the Arizona Cardinals QB situation. If that's the case, your fantasy team needs our help, desperately.
As you're getting ready for your drafts. SB Nation Fantasy will have plenty of resources to help you in your drafts. The War Room is a resource in and of itself, but we'll also be updating our positional rankings throughout the coming week. For now, you can check out our latest quarterback, running back and wide receiver rankings. And don't forget our Top 100 Cheat Sheet to help you through the first eight or nine rounds of your draft.
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