Welcome To The Lateral!

The Lateral (@TheLateralFF

Hey there, and welcome to The Lateral: A Sideways Look at Fantasy Football.

Who are we?
The Lateral is a new fantasy football blog founded by Charles Herrmann and Malcolm McMillan, two Washington D.C. area fantasy league mates and long-time pals. We spend a majority of the NFL season and off-season arguing with each other about players, our draft strategies, and general philosophies around fantasy football already, so we figured why not bring our ideas to the public?

Why should I listen to you?

Great question. Simply put, it is understood that trust is earned, and we recognize the importance of research and numbers to back up what we have to say. Together, we have combined for plenty of fantasy titles, however we are sure several of you have won in the past as well. All we can do is offer readers our researched and cited advice, have them judge for themselves, and hopefully trusting The Lateral makes them look good come playoff time. We feel pretty optimistic about those chances.

What does The Lateral offer?

Our primary focuses in the off-season are player evaluations and fantasy draft-related content. Our aim is to look at ADP on the various fantasy platforms to analyze tiers, identify value, talk about what to avoid, and provide our view on how to best build your team. Each Monday, we will report on the different roster construction strategies we use during our weekend mock drafts, discuss the strengths and weaknesses, and eventually identify how we believe it is best to put together a league winner come draft day. Along the way, if news pops up from training camps we will have our thoughts to share on that too.

In season, we will track and forecast the waiver wire, notable injuries, and any sort of fantasy relevant news that comes along the way. Weekly rankings is not on the agenda as of now but that is something being considered long-term. 

Who is Charles Herrmann?

Charles Herrmann (@HermsNFL on Twitter) is a podcast nerd whose love of the fantasy game is only exceeded by his obsession with the Washington Nationals (2019 World Series Champs, baby). The proud owner of an as yet to be written and released solo acoustic EP dating back to 2011, Charles enjoys lecturing people about why Logan was the better boyfriend for Rory Gilmore than Jess or Dean, spending countless hours watching Law and Order: SVU marathons, and brainstorming tattoo ideas.

Who is Malcolm McMillan?

Malcolm McMillan (@McLateralFF on Twitter) is at best a jack-of-some-trades, but most certainly a master of none. When not writing about fantasy football, Malcolm spends his time wondering what on earth possessed him to write about fantasy football while enjoying a nice scotch and listening to some jazz. Or pounding back a High Life and rocking out to some hardcore punk. Depends on the day.

Anything else?

That about covers it on our end. We hope you enjoy our content and can use this information better your odds and bringing home the title in however many leagues you participate in. If we could guarantee a title, we would, but at the very least we at The Lateral believe our content can help you be just a little better than you would have been otherwise. 

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