Fantasy Football 2013: A 'Breaking Bad' Guide to Building an Empire on Draft Day

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Fantasy Football 2013: A 'Breaking Bad' Guide to Building an Empire on Draft Day
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Aaron Rodgers could totally pull off the Walter White goatee if he tried.

Some fantasy football players are in the money business. Others are in the gaining pride while embarrassing their friends business.

Me? Neither, I'm in the empire business.

All the sunshine in the world can't erase the bleak void left in football's absence, and that's coming from a huge baseball fan. Sure, there's always good old television to pass the time, but the small screen just isn't the same without Breaking Bad.

The AMC drama returns this Sunday night for the series' final eight episodes. Starting as a mild-mannered high school science teacher, protagonist Walter White has dived deeper into the sea of villainy with the passing of each week. How will his hallowing journey end now that his wicked ways have finally caught up to him?

The end won't come for another two months, so we might as well spend that time preparing for fantasy football drafts, which will pop up on our calendars much sooner.

Drafters can serve well from applying Walter's ruthless drive for power and dominance to a more legal platform. Even after fulfilling his initial goals of collecting enough money to pay his medical bills and leave his family financially secure, the cancer-ridden anti-hero's insatiable hunger kept him savoring for more.

That go-getter attitude is just what a fantasy football manager needs to push for first place. (Note, you should not cook or distribute crystal meth. Please don't do that and say the article told you to.)

Let's now use the wise words from Vince Gilligan's masterful show to steer some tidbits for the upcoming fantasy football season. If you're not caught up yet, don't worry, this article does not contain spoilers.

But seriously, what are you waiting for? 


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