Look Before You Leap

It is that time of year again. NFL free agency has played itself out.  The NFL draft is complete.  And ESPN and Yahoo! have started up their fantasy football sites for the upcoming football season.  2014 fantasy football has finally arrived!  But before you race out to start drafting a new team, take a moment…
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Week 17 Madness

Week 17 tends to be maddening for fantasy owners.  NFL teams with nothing to play for – either because they are out of playoff contention or because they have their playoff spot wrapped up – can wreak havoc on fantasy teams when they decide to sit their starters.  Injuries are sometimes treated differently as well,…
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Championship Week

Championship week.  Not everyone makes it this far.  The road to a league championship game is usually lined with smart draft picks, deft waiver wire maneuvers, skillful trades, keen roster moves, and a special touch of luck and timing.  For those of you who managed to make it to the championship game, congratulations!  The final…
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Week 15 Start/Sit

One of the biggest challenges in the fantasy playoffs is reality.  Real time has taken its toll on players, leaving them with real injuries.  Real weather changes the playing field, creating real mistakes and significant changes in real stats.  And real drama leads to all sorts of real football decisions about what to do with…
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Week 14 Start/Sit

Playoff time.  Every game is a must-win.  Every move seems all-important.  Every change in a player’s condition becomes newsworthy.  As it should.  When it comes to success in fantasy football, the devil is in the details.  Knowledge and understanding lead to informed decisions.  And the more hungry you are for that knowledge and understanding, the…
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Week 14 Waiver Wire

The fantasy playoffs are finally here for many leagues.  There isn’t usually a lot to say at this point about waiver wire pickups.  Most of the work has already been done.  Besides, you don’t want to get too cute in tweaking your roster as you enter the playoffs.  That roster got you to the fantasy…
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Week 13 Start/Sit

For many, this is the last chance to position their team for the playoffs.  In the case of those simply trying to make the playoffs, this is the time to make sure you get it right on your roster calls.  And for those in a must-win situation facing a tough match-up, it’s time to make…
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When to Take a Knee

It was 8:15 EST on Sunday evening.  Sitting at a high-top in Chili’s waiting for a drink, my appetizer, and the start of the vaunted match-up between Denver and New England, a tweet came in.  It was from one of my more interactive followers, @Ricc_flair.  His question quickly got my attention: “Should I bench the…
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Week 13 Waiver Wire

It can be hard to find suitable bodies for your roster this time of year.  But there are still a few gems out there worth pursuing.  So let’s get to it so you can keep making your preparations for a playoff run. The first player worth grabbing this week is Detroit WR Nate Burleson.  He…
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Week 12 Start/Sit

Good morning everyone!  There are a lot of good low-end fantasy players worth considering for starts in Week 12.  I stay abreast of what other analysts in the business are saying, and this is the most consensus I’ve seen between all of us this season.  So hopefully that means solid fantasy points and victories for…
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