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Mike DavisName: Mike Davis
Age: 40
Profession: Professor
Obsession: Pouring Louisiana Hot Sauce on unlikely foods.
First Book Read: I don’t remember clearly, but it was either the Bible or The Anarchist’s Cookbook.
Favorite Players: Fran Tarkenton, Jim Kelly, Donovan McNabb
Latest Accomplishment: Breakfast

Fantasy Football Resume:
  • AFC South analyst for FFExperts (1999-2007)
  • Columnist for FFToday (2000-present)
  • Writer for Drive2Learn CD “Getting to Know Fantasy Football”
  • Host of FFExperts weekly radio show (2005-2007)

Favorite Part of Fantasy Football: The anticipation that kicks in near the end of July.



Mike's Recent Articles

Q&A: Week 7 - When Owners Quit - 10/16/14
Q&A: Week 6 - Leading by Example - 10/9/14
Q&A: Week 5 - Was Drafting Late the Key to Drafting Great in 2014? - 10/2/14
Q&A: Week 4 - Show Me the Drama (in total-points leagues) - 9/25/14
Q&A: Week 3 - Re-purposing Websites for FF - 9/18/14
Q&A: Week 2 - Making Bitter Playoffs Better - 9/11/14
Q&A: Week 1 - Daily Fantasy Sports Wrap-Up - 9/3/14

Q&A: When Money Talks, Apathy Walks - 8/13/14
Q&A: Apathy and Intricacy - 7/16/14
Q&A: Seasonal vs. Daily Fantasy Football - 7/2/14

Archives

2013

Q&A: Week 17 - Dear Mr. Snyder - 12/26/13
Q&A: Week 16 - The Washington Incognitos - 12/19/13
Q&A: Week 15 - Alternative Playoff Formats - 12/12/13
Q&A: Week 14 - Is This Extortion? - 12/5/13
Q&A: Week 13 - RB Scoring Discussion Postponed Due to Tryptophan - 11/28/13
Q&A: Week 12 - Does a pass-happy NFL justify increasing FPts for running backs? - 11/21/13
Q&A: Week 11 - Is your league full of oldtimers or newcomers? - 11/14/13
Q&A: Week 10 - Questionable FF trades more likely in the wake of Trent Richardson? - 11/7/13
Q&A: Week 9 - Putting the Weekly Average to Work - 10/31/13
Q&A: Week 8 - Quarterback Quandary - 10/24/13
Q&A: Week 7 - Reducing the "Luck Factor in H2H Leagues - 10/17/13
Q&A: Week 6 - Introducing the Mulligan - 10/10/13
Q&A: Week 5 - Why is "Big Mo" the commissioner's responsibility? - 10/3/13
Q&A: Week 4 - Why doesn't your League use Keepers? - 9/26/13
Q&A: Week 3 - Is Week 2 the craziest week in FF? - 9/19/13
Q&A: Week 2 - What "extras" does your league offer? - 9/12/13
Q&A: Week 1 - Procedures for Bringing New Owners into an Existing League - 9/4/13


Q&A: The Romo Effect? - 8/16/13
Q&A: Where's Your Event Horizon? - 7/18/13
Q&A: The Categorical Imperative - 6/13/13

2012

Q&A: Week 17 - Avoiding Busts Trumps Snagging Steals - 12/27/12
Q&A: Week 16 - Are Traders Winners - 12/20/12
Q&A: Week 15 - Additional Questions from Readers - 12/13/12
Q&A: Week 14 - Habits of Highly Successful Fantasy Owners - 12/6/12
Q&A: Week 13 - Replacement Commissioners - 11/29/12
Q&A: Week 12 - Default Scheduling Questionnaire - 11/22/12
Q&A: Week 11 - Undervalued Defenses - 11/15/12
Q&A: Week 10 - Maintaining Parity while Sustaining Rivalry - 11/8/12
Q&A: Week 9 - How do we like "positional quotas"? - 11/1/12
Q&A: Week 8 - Treating NFL Rookies as a Separate FF Category - 10/25/12
Q&A: Week 7 - Playing the Entire Roster - 10/18/12
Q&A: Week 6 - Dr. Frankenbode's Super Happy Funtime League - 10/11/12
Q&A: Week 5 - Is Fantasy Football Broken? - 10/4/12
Q&A: Week 4 - Cumulative Point Totals in Doubleheader Leagues - 9/27/12
Q&A: Week 3 - Fantasizing About Regular Officials - 9/20/12
Q&A: Week 2 - Roster Dynamics? - 9/13/12
Q&A: Week 1 - How Much Attention Should Rookie FFers Pay to Average Draft Position? - 9/5/12
Q&A: Scheduling Doubleheaders Reader Feedback - 8/14/12
Q&A: Scheduling Doubleheaders in Head-to-Head Leagues - 7/19/12
Q&A: Heartbreaking Upsets - 6/19/12

2011

Q&A: Wk 17 - Fantasy Playoff Upsets - 12/29/11
Q&A: Wk 16 - Seeking the Fantasy Equivalent of the Chiefs' Win over the Packers - 12/22/11
Q&A: Wk 15 - Salvaging Week 17 - 12/15/11
Q&A: Wk 14 - Fantasy Plans for the NFL Playoffs? - 12/8/11
Q&A: Wk 13 - Mixing Point Tallies with Head-to-Head Matches in Fantasy Playoffs? - 12/1/11
Q&A: Wk 12 - Is There a Good LMS-Style Contest for the NFL Playoffs? - 11/24/11
Q&A: Wk 11 - Why An Auction? - 11/17/11
Q&A: Wk 10 - Sales Pitches for Keeper/Dynasty Leagues - 11/10/11
Q&A: Wk 9 - Is It Lame to Trade Injured Players - 11/3/11
Q&A: Wk 8 - Mid-Season Keeper League - 10/27/11
Q&A: Wk 7 - Mid-Season Rule Changes? - 10/20/11
Q&A: Wk 6 - Should Players on a Bye to Post an Average of Their Weekly Scores? - 10/13/11
Q&A: Wk 5 - Do Any Performance Scoring Leagues Award Points for Onside Kicks? - 10/6/11
Q&A: Wk 4 - How Seriously Do You Take Weekly Matchup Advice? - 9/29/11
Q&A: Wk 3 - Online Fantasy Football Glossary - 9/22/11
Q&A: Wk 2 - Offseason Factors and a Team's Stability - 9/15/11
Q&A: Wk 1 - 9/8/11
Q&A: Evaluate Your Drafting Tendencies--Not Just Your Draft - 8/18/11
Q&A: Worn out by Weekly Bouts of Retrospectively Unjustified Optimism - 7/14/11
Q&A: How Might Fantasy Leagues Respond to a Shortened NFL Season? - 6/24/11

2010

Q&A: Wk 17 - 12/30/10
Q&A: Wk 16 - 12/23/10
Q&A: Wk 15 - 12/16/10
Q&A: Wk 14 - 12/9/10
Q&A: Wk 13 - 12/2/10
Q&A: Wk 12 - 11/25/10
Q&A: Wk 11 - 11/18/10
Q&A: Wk 10 - 11/11/10
Q&A: Wk 9 - 11/4/10
Q&A: Wk 8 - 10/28/10
Q&A: Wk 7 - 10/21/10
Q&A: Wk 6 - 10/14/10
Q&A: Wk 5 - 10/7/10
Q&A: Wk 4 - 9/30/10
Q&A: Wk 3 - 9/23/10
Q&A: Wk 2 - 9/16/10
Q&A: Wk 1 - 9/9/10
Money Matters - 8/19/10
Pulling the Purse Strings Taut - 7/16/10
Exploring the Efficiency of Procrastination - 6/17/10

2009

Q&A: Wk 17 - 12/31/09
Q&A: Wk 16: Do Any Commissioners Want to Climb up on a Soapbox? - 12/24/09
Q&A: Wk 15: Is the Grass Greener at Some Other League-Hosting Website? - 12/17/09
Q&A: Wk 14: Scoring the Robert Meacham Fumble Recovery - 12/10/09
Q&A: Wk 13: Keeper League Advantages Lasting Too Long? - 11/3/09
Q&A: Wk 12: Scoring of Plays that Blur the Line between Special Teams and Offense? - 11/26/09
Q&A: Wk 11: Does Your League Make The "Consolation Playoffs" Meaningful? - 11/19/09
Q&A: Wk 10: Can Fantasy Addicts Enjoy A Regular NFL Game In Person? - 11/12/09
Q&A: Wk 9: The League - 11/5/09
Q&A: Wk 8: A Season of Sixteen Side Bets - 10/29/09
Q&A: Wk 7: Tips For Writing A League Newsletter - 10/21/09
Q&A: Wk 6: Themes for Naming Teams - 10/15/09
Q&A: Wk 5: Are League Hosting Services Making Commissioners Obsolete? - 10/8/09
Q&A: Wk 4: Upset Special - 10/1/09
Q&A: Wk 3: Does Your League Have an Advisory Board or Committee? - 9/24/09
Q&A: Wk 2 - 9/17/09
Q&A: Wk 1 - 9/9/09

Are Commissioners at a Competitive Disadvantage - 9/1/09
Getting Excited . . . About Offensive Lines - 7/30/09
Fresh Eyes - 7/1/09

2008

Q&A: Wk 17 - 12/25/08
Q&A: Wk 16 - 12/18/08
Q&A: Wk 15 - 12/11/08
Q&A: Wk 14 - 12/4/08
Q&A: Wk 13 - 11/27/08
Q&A: Wk 12 - 11/20/08
Q&A: Wk 11 - 11/13/08
Q&A: Wk 10 - 11/6/08
Q&A: Wk 9 - 10/30/08
Q&A: Wk 8 - 10/23/08
Q&A: Wk 7 - 10/16/08
Q&A: Wk 6 - 10/9/08
Q&A: Wk 5 - 10/2/08
Q&A: Wk 4 - 9/25/08
Q&A: Wk 3 - 9/18/08
Q&A: Wk 2 - 9/11/08
Q&A: Wk 1 - 9/4/08

Intentionally Overloaded At QB - 8/29/08
Going Against The Grain - 7/31/08
Conditional Trades In Fantasy Football - 7/11/08

2007

Q&A: Wk 17 - 12/27/07
Q&A: Wk 16 - 12/20/07
Q&A: Wk 15 - 12/13/07
Q&A: Wk 14 - 12/6/07
Q&A: Wk 13 - 11/29/07
Q&A: Wk 12 - 11/22/07
Q&A: Wk 11 - 11/15/07
Q&A: Wk 10 - 11/8/07
Q&A: Wk 9 - 11/1/07
Q&A: Wk 8 - 10/18/07
Q&A: Wk 7 - 10/17/07
Q&A: Wk 6 - 10/11/07
Q&A: Wk 5 - 10/4/07
Q&A: Wk 4 - 9/27/07
Q&A: Wk 3 - 9/20/07
Q&A: Wk 2 - 9/13/07
Q&A: Wk 1 - 9/6/07
Problems and Pitfalls of Missing Your Draft - 9/1/07
Anything But An Idiot - 8/9/07
Fantasy Superbowl Predictions - 7/10/07

2006

Q&A: Wk 17 - 12/28/06
Q&A: Wk 16 - 12/21/06
Q&A: Wk 15 - 12/14/06
Q&A: Wk 14 - 12/7/06
Q&A: Wk 13 - 11/30/06
Q&A: Wk 12 - 11/24/06
Q&A: Wk 11 - 11/16/06
Q&A: Wk 10 - 11/9/06
Q&A: Wk 9 - 11/2/06
Q&A: Wk 8 - 10/26/06
Q&A: Wk 7 - 10/19/06
Q&A: Wk 6 - 10/12/06
Q&A: Wk 5 - 10/5/06
Q&A: Wk 4 - 9/28/06
Q&A: Wk 3 - 9/21/06
Q&A: Wk 2 - 9/14/06
Q&A: Wk 1 - 9/7/06
Pelting The Redheaded Stepchild With Candy - 8/21/06
Kicking the Kicking Habit: Some Modest Proposals - 7/24/06
Bill Belichick, Do You Dare Accept This Simple Wager? - 6/22/06

2005

Q&A: Wk 17 - 12/29/05
Q&A: Wk 16 - 12/22/05
Q&A: Wk 15 - 12/14/05
Q&A: Wk 14 - 12/8/05
Q&A: Wk 13 - 12/1/05
Q&A: Wk 12 - 11/24/05
Q&A: Wk 11 - 11/17/05
Q&A: Wk 10 - 11/10/05
Q&A: Wk 9 - 11/3/05
Q&A: Wk 8 - 10/27/05
Q&A: Wk 7 - 10/20/05
Q&A: Wk 6 - 10/13/05
Q&A: Wk 5 - 10/6/05
Q&A: Wk 4 - 9/29/05
Q&A: Wk 3 - 9/22/05
Q&A: Wk 2 - 9/15/05
Q&A: Wk 1 - 9/8/05
Going Once, Going Twice, Sold - 9/2/05
Bane Or Boon Of The Workplace? - 7/27/05
Dynasties and Disparities - 6/27/05

2004

Q&A: Wk 17 - 12/30/04
Q&A: Wk 16 - 12/23/04
Q&A: Wk 15 - 12/16/04
Q&A: Wk 14 - 12/9/04
Q&A: Wk 13 - 12/2/04
Q&A: Wk 12 - 11/25/04
Q&A: Wk 11 - 11/18/04
Q&A: Wk 10 - 11/11/04
Q&A: Wk 9 - 11/4/04
Q&A: Wk 8 - 10/28/04
Q&A: Wk 7 - 10/21/04
Q&A: Wk 6 - 10/14/04
Q&A: Wk 5 - 10/7/04
Q&A: Wk 4 - 9/30/04
Q&A: Wk 3 - 9/23/04
Last Man Standing: Wk 2 - 9/16/04
Last Man Standing: Wk 1 - 9/9/04
Ten Beers - 8/17/04
Flexibility - The Most Important Component Of Any Drafting Strategy - 7/13/04
How Research Intensive Is Your League? - 6/3/04

2003

Strength Of Schedule 2003 - 8/22/03
Dear mikeleedavis@yahoo.com: The Complete Correspondence - 8/5/03
Dear mikeleedavis@yahoo.com - 7/29/03

2000-2002

Mock On... - 8/6/02
Crusading For Fantasy Football - 7/2/02
On Pacing and the NFL - 6/10/02


Some Innovative Suggestions For Dealing With Deadbeats - 8/17/01
NFL Matchup - 7/17/01
How Fantasy Football Has Made Me a Better Fan - 6/13/01


Defining Demoralization - 10/24/00
Like They Say, Always Start Your Studs - 10/20/00