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Fantasy Football 2016: Stop Overvaluing Rookies and Some Preseason Week 1 Thoughts


Cowboys’ rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott may well turn out to be a solid performer in Fantasy Football, but stop trying to sell him like a proven commodity. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

The 2016 NFL season has begun and, despite me doing an awesome podcast (which you should all subscribe to and review here), I will in fact be doing fantasy football writing this year.

I know, you’re welcome. (more…)

Ep. 13: Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings Kicker


When talking to Minnesota Vikings Kicker Blair Walsh you get the sense of a man that is focused on what’s ahead. He’s moved past last season, and is primed for a big season for a Vikings team with high expectations. In other words, he’s got the right mindset to play what can sometimes be a very unforgiving position. Most of that is because he knows what’s important, which is a testament to his strong family and support system. Blair, statistically, is a top-5 Kicker in the National Football League since he debuted in 2012. At age 22, he was named 1st Team All-Pro in the NFL (the only rookie on the team that year) and set numerous Viking and NFL records along the way. In 2015, he made almost 97% of the Extra Points he attempted and almost 86% of the Field Goals he attempted. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Football Audible For Packers Vs. Lions


I’m avoiding Ameer Abdullah tonight. Just like I have all season. (Photo: Bleacher Report)

So you’re nervous about Aaron Rodgers.

I figured I would just jump right to it; Rodgers hasn’t been great since the Packers came off their Bye week. But he hasn’t been terrible, and he isn’t the one you should worry about.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 13 Waiver Wire Targets, And Playoffs?


The Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin could be in line for a nice string of matchups the next four weeks. Just in time to carry you into the playoffs and beyond.

Ladies and gentleman, we’ve come to week 13.

If your commissioner knows what they’re doing (and I assume they all do) then this week should wrap up the regular season for your fantasy leagues. Now is the time when not just money, bragging rights, and personal dignity is on the line; but the opportunity to achieve all of those things is on the line.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Players We’re Thankful For, Week 12 Waiver Targets

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Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls is just one of the few short-term options we’re thankful for in 2015. (Photo: Seattle Times)

You know what’s great about fantasy football? The fact that it gives you a reason to be engaged in even the least meaningful NFL games of the week.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 11 Waiver Targets, And A Pep Talk For All

imageLast night when I sat down to write this my wife walked by and asked ‘when is that over?’ That being the fantasy football season, of course. That question pretty much set the tone for what you’re (hopefully) going to read next. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Football Audibles For Bills Vs. Jets

Buffalo Bills Tight End Charles Clay may not be the wisest option tonight against the New York Jets. Just a warning for those considering starting him this week in Fantasy Football. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)

I like Rex Ryan.

Seriously, I like everything about him. He tells it like it is, he’s good at his job, and he knows how to bring a group together.

Think about his tenure as head coach of the New York Jets and what he was able to accomplish. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 9 Waiver Wire Targets And My Five Stages Of Grief For Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is out for the remainder of the 2015 season. I experienced five stages of grief.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is out for the remainder of the 2015 season. I experienced five stages of grief. (Photo:

It took me a while to finally get to a point where I could write about the waiver wire this week.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Audibles For Seahawks Vs. 49ers

We haven't seen "Beast Mode" yet in 2015, but I have a feeling we're close. (Photo: The Seattle Times)

We haven’t seen “Beast Mode” yet in 2015, but I have a feeling we’re close. (Photo: The Seattle Times)

I remember a time not very long ago when this game had a lot more Fantasy star power.

One of the more underrated rivalries now, not long ago before the San Francisco player exodus, NFC Championship conversation began and ended in the Pacific Northwest with these two teams. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets, Bye Week Advice


The Vikings Stefon Diggs has 19 targets, 13 receptions, and 216 yards in two games. Considering the schedule and the competition it’s time you give him a run in your fantasy leagues.

It’s week 7, which means those of you who rely heavily on Bengals, Packers, Bears and Broncos are going to have a lot of roster work to do.  (more…)