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Thursday, August 28, 2014

2014 Sleeper Targets

With one final weekend of drafting set to get underway following tonight’s preseason finales, it’s a good time to re-examine who some of the better sleepers are to snag in those mid-to-late rounds.
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mock-It-Yourself: The Cowboys 3.0

Is anybody on the clock yet?
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mock-It-Yourself: The Cowboys 2.0

Five sleeps until the draft!
Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mock-It-Yourself: The Cowboys

With over a month to go before the draft, I found a toy that should keep us plenty amused until the real thing comes along.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Super Bowl 48 Observations

While staying in NY last Tuesday, I dreamt I had somehow overslept the start of the Super Bowl without posting my Beating the Book article or getting any bets in. I had already declared strongly for Seattle after the conference title games, but I was anguished I hadn't gotten the pick in officially or put money down. I rushed to the TV in a panic. It was early in the fourth quarter, and the Seahawks were up 94-6.
Monday, January 20, 2014

Championship Game Observations

Richard Sherman is smarter than you and also better at life.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Division Round Observations

What an awful round of divisional playoff games. Even the algorithm on Advanced NFL Stats agrees.
Monday, January 6, 2014

Wild Card Round Observations

Andrew Luck's 443-yard comeback win over the Chiefs is likely his first of many legacy-building games.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Week 17 Observations

NFL seasons sometimes go out with a whimper. This one went out with a bang.
Sunday, December 29, 2013

Lessons Learned From 2013

Looking back at a successful fantasy season (pats self on back).
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Week 16 Observations

Given what we now know about the severity of Tony Romo's injury, the Cowboys' fourth-quarter comeback he led was especially heroic. No one despises the Cowboys more than I do, but Romo is a borderline Hall of Famer in my opinion, wasting his career with Jerry Jones and various sub-standard coaches as his employers.
Monday, December 16, 2013

Week 15 Observations

Because I was half three-quarters out of my mind at the Playboy Mansion this Sunday, this entry will be brief. It was part of StarStreet's Fantasy Football Championship Event, and I was supposed to be covering it.
Monday, December 9, 2013

Week 14 Observations

There were 90 touchdowns scored on Sunday, breaking the previous one-day record of 87.
Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Historically Bad Year For Fantasy Running Backs?

The running back carnage this year is bad. But how bad? Is this something we should plan for in the future?

Scanning the Twitterverse this last week, I was struck by this comment:

My first take was that this year's first-round running back busts are pretty typical of history. I was right .. and wrong. Let's look at the history of running backs taken in the first round of average draft position (ADP) since 1998 (data courtesy of MyFantasyLeague.com)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Week 13 Observations

The downgrade from Christian Ponder to Matt Cassel is so slight, it's an upgrade.
Monday, November 25, 2013

Week 12 Observations

There was a lot of junk in the Giants-Cowboys game, starting with Victor Cruz losing a fumble (that Dallas returned for a TD) on a play that probably should have been blown dead, but the game was tied at 21 with a few minutes left, and Tony Romo got it done down the stretch against New York's defense.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Looking Ahead To Your League Playoffs: WRs & TEs

In my final installment of "Looking Ahead To Your League Playoffs" I take a look at the top two non-stud WR/TE with the best playoff schedule (statistics thru Week 11)...

Looking Ahead To Your League Playoffs: RBs

As noted in "Looking Ahead To Your League Playoffs: QBs", Week 12 of the regular season is not too early to start thinking about how to best position your roster for your league playoffs. Next up are the running backs (statistics thru Week 11)...

Looking Ahead To Your League Playoffs: QBs

Week 12 of the regular season is not too early to start thinking about how to best position your roster for your league playoffs. Let's take a look at the top two non-stud players at QB, RB, WR and TE with the best playoff schedule (statistics thru Week 11). First up are the quarterbacks...
Monday, November 18, 2013

Week 11 Observations

Good job by the refs of picking up the flag on the last play of the Monday Night game.
Monday, November 11, 2013

Week 10 Observations

There are two main problems with the Giants right now: (1) Terrible special teams; and (2) Eli Manning.
Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Week 9 Observations

I caught only two hours of action Sunday while eating at a Taqueria in Mexico City, but the way they show games there actually seems better than the Red-Zone channel as they cut to the action for several key plays at a time, no matter where the team is on the field. You end up getting a better-rounded sense of the games (though maybe that's because there were only six early ones). In any event, here's what I took away:
Friday, November 1, 2013

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Week 8 Observations

The running back position is a disaster with even blue-chip producers like Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy now in dire team contexts. Doug Martin might be done for the year, Trent Richardson is in a timeshare with Donald Brown, Arian Foster is hurt, C.J. Spiller is hurt and sharing work, Ray Rice is plodding along for a subpar offense and even Matt Forte just lost his starting quarterback for at least a month.
Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Week 7 Observations

To get an idea of how far Trent Richardson's stock has fallen consider the Colts brought in Ahmad Bradshaw to go along with a healthy Vick Ballard this summer because they didn't trust Donald Brown even as their No. 2 back. And when Ballard went down for the year, the Colts traded a first-round pick for Richardson because they still didn't want Brown to be their backup. But against the Broncos, the Colts gave Brown 11 carries and three targets to Richardson's 14 carries, i.e., they installed a 50/50 timeshare. It's like they said: "Brown isn't even good enough to be a backup, but if the alternative is Richardson, he's a co-starter."
Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Week 6 Observations

Brandon Jacobs ran well through wide open lanes against the Bears, but it was hard to keep from wondering how monstrous a day David Wilson would have had should he have stayed healthy. The Giants offensive line has been incapable of blocking anyone this year, so it shows how much the Bears defensive brand has deteriorated. News that Wilson is out only 3-4 weeks with a neck injury might be worse than him going on season-ending IR. Now you can't drop him and free up the spot, and the Giants won't have much of an incentive to rush him back. Moreover, Andre Brown should be back by then too.
Thursday, October 10, 2013

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