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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 13

By on November 27, 2014 at 11:38am
Alfred Morris is is for a big day if the Wshington Redskins get him the ball (IMAGE BY FRANKIE_821 ) Alfred Morris is is for a big day if the Washington Redskins get him the ball (IMAGE BY FRANKIE_821 )

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Ryan Tannehill (vs. New York Jets): If Tannehill can torch the Broncos, then the Jets should be just as easy to rip apart. Kyle Orton looked like Peyton Manning on Monday, so a short week could make it even worse for the Jets this week. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 13 »

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Tom-Brady-Thanksgiving-Day

Do you know what happens in two days? I bet you do. The nation will set aside any and all disputes (well, maybe not) and we will collectively plunge into a turkey/gravy/stuffing/potato induced coma. Unhealthy mountains of turkey will sustain some through the rigors of Black Friday, and for others Thursday will just end in a good night’s sleep with dreams of gravy waterfalls. On a related, but far more important note, due to three Thursday NFL games, and the fact that daily fantasy sites are offering “Thursday Only” contests, this will be part I of a two-part Redraft King Turkey Day Extravaganza!

Okay. Calm down. We still need to review week 12 before jumping into Thursday’s advice.

Week 12 Recap:

Tony Romo tossed four touchdowns in a come-from-behind win against the Giants, and had his best fantasy performance so far this year. Josh McCown passed for over three hundred yards and 18.8 fantasy points. Brian Hoyer also threw more than three hundred yards, but three interceptions lowered his point total to 14 for the day. Continue reading Redraft King: Week 13 Fantasy Football Advice »

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Pablo-SandovalRUMORS and Rants

Pablo Sandoval will make his final decision today regarding a contract with the Boston Red Sox worth approximately $100 million, according to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier. Speier reported this on Twitter after speaking with Sandoval’s agent, Gustavo Vazquez.

Continue reading Pablo Sandoval To Sign With Red Sox Today »

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Joe Flacco might be coming off a bye, but should he be started in fantasy leagues on the road? (Photo: Suchat Pederson/The News Journal)

With Josh Gordon active and Ben Tate now on the Minnesota Vikings, Week 12 should be the week that most teams know their fate (and possibly seeding) for their fantasy teams. With the final two teams on bye this week, it is the last time you will have to bench a proven fantasy commodity for bench fodder. Here are this week’s starts/sits:

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Matt Ryan (vs. Cleveland): Matt Ryan has been a beast at the Georgia Dome in his career and should be a solid start against a beat-up Browns defense. It might be a lot of throwing to keep pace with Brian Hoyer as Josh Gordon and Andrew Hawkins will keep this game close. A close game equals more throws for the BC alum. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 12 »

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Cardinals vs Patriots: Week 11's prediction for the Super Bowl

Coming up on Thanksgiving, races are still tight. Four teams in the AFC are only half a game behind the last Wildcard spot, for example. The Seahawks and 49ers are still hassling the NFC. Even the 2-8 Buccaneers are just two games away from their division’s lead. Other than the conference leading Pats and Cardinals, all divisions are led by no more than a game. The winless Raiders are now mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, starting an interesting race for the top draft pick as well. A lot will go on in the final month and a half of the season, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, November 19: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 11 »

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When the Patriots face the Lions on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, they will have to defend the NFL’s best wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Johnson is in his eighth season and has been dominant in each of them. He has had over 1,000 yards in 5 of his previous seven seasons and has 520 yards and three touchdowns this season despite only playing seven games due to injury. His best season was 2012, in which he had 122 receptions for 1,964 yards and five touchdowns. He is a big play machine who is averaging 16 yards a catch and has averaged the same number through the course of his career.

Johnson is routinely double and tripled teamed and is always the focal point of his opponent’s defensive game plan. He is 6’5” tall, 236 pounds, and is one of the fastest receivers in the league. He has great hands and high football intelligence, meaning that he is rarely out of position and does not make many simple mistakes that hurt his team.  In the GIF below, one of Johnson’s best plays of his career is shown. He is triple covered in the end zone and is still able to come up with the catch. The special piece about Johnson is plays like this are not once-in-a-career plays, but rather plays that he can make regularly. Continue reading All-World Receiver Calvin Johnson Will Be a Handful for Patriots Pass Defense »

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Brian Hoyer

Week 11 was a bad week for fantasy football running backs.  Unless, of course, you were one of the few people who started Jonas Gray. Other than Gray, only three running backs scored more than 20 points in PPR format on Sunday: Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, and Matt Forte. Those three stud running backs have been consistent all year, and have been priced accordingly.

Suggesting that Matt Forte is going to have a good week isn’t really the Redraft King’s goal (yes, I referred to myself in the third person). I’m trying to find the Jonas Gray’s of the world. I’m looking for value. In today’s NFL, value (and consistency) is easier to find at the wide receiver position. But first, let’s see how I did last week.

 

Week 11 Recap:

Phillip Rivers was bad—193 passing yards and a single touchdown pass—kind of bad. In a cruel irony for the Redraft King, Colin Kapernick, also threw for 193 yards a single score. Mark Sanchez, in catch-up mode from the beginning, had a much better day with 20.8 fantasy points. Continue reading Redraft King: Week 12 Fantasy Football Advice »

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