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.
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Monday, January 20, 2014
Championship Game Observations
Richard Sherman is smarter than you and also better at life
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Division Round Observations
What an awful round of divisional playoff games. Even the algorithm on Advanced NFL Stats
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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.
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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Week 17 Observations
NFL seasons sometimes go out with a whimper. This one went out with a bang.
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Sunday, December 29, 2013
Lessons Learned From 2013
Looking back at a successful fantasy season (pats self on back).
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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.
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Monday, December 16, 2013
Week 15 Observations
Because I was
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.
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Monday, December 9, 2013
Week 14 Observations
There were 90 touchdowns scored on Sunday, breaking the previous one-day record of 87.
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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)
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Monday, December 2, 2013
Week 13 Observations
The downgrade from Christian Ponder
to Matt Cassel
is so slight, it's an upgrade.
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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.
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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)...
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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)...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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."
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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.
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Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Monday, October 7, 2013
Week 5 Observations
As an owner of David Wilson, I honestly have to say: "**** fantasy football."
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Can The Machine Save My Fantasy Football Season -- Week 5 Update
Just prior to the season starting, I wrote a piece detailing how I was using a new product from Advanced Sports Logic called The Machine
to help me recover from a fantasy football draft that still haunts me today, five weeks into the season.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
StarStreet's $250K Playboy Fantasy Football Championship
Our friends at StarStreet.com are offering Rotowire users the opportunity to play in a $250,000 tournament at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.
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Monday, September 30, 2013
Week 4 Observations
The 2013 Broncos are the 2007 Pats. Before you (as many did on Twitter) say the Broncos are better, please look at the game logs
for the Pats first 10 games that year. Oddly Wes Welker is the common denominator, just as Randy Moss was the common denominator between the 2007 Pats and 1998 Vikings
another 15-plus win team and also one of the greatest offenses of all time. Maybe Demaryius Thomas will be part of some other juggernaut in 2019. It's worth noting the Vikings and Pats both lost in the playoffs.
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