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Mike Lietz


Dob: 6/13/1976
Location: Chicago
1st year playing FF: 1993
Championships Won: 5
All time favorite fantasy player: Emmitt Smith
Best Fantasy Football Transaction: Traded WR Roy Williams and a second-round pick to acquire RB Michael Turner before the 2008 season in my keeper league.
Favorite Sports Movie: Slap Shot (1977)
Favorite Tailgate food: brats with kraut
Favorite "get you pumped for the game" music: Whoomp! (There It Is)
Favorite NFL team: Giants

I originally joined the FFC staff back in 2003 and am returning after a two-year stint with Fanball. I am the resident IDP expert, and believe I built up an extraordinary knowledge of every player in the league with my experience. As for fantasy football philosophy, I never draft a quarterback before the fifth round, and tend to wait two more rounds if there are enough quality options left on the board. I also believe that it is key to land an elite tight end, as it gives you a nice advantage due to the position being thin. With running backs I tend to steer clear of any aged 30 or over, and target those with a lot to prove or at stake, like playing for a new contract. Lastly, I am a firm believer in the theory that receivers break out in their third year, and my top targets on that list this year will be DeSean Jackson and Donnie Avery.