Choose Wisely

As many of you have noticed, I have been out of the limelight for the first several weeks of the season.  Changes in employment and a corresponding move to a new state have played a role in my absence.  I have also chosen to dedicate time to compete in high-stakes fantasy football, namely the National…
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The Coming Season

Well here we are.  The beginning of a new NFL season.  There is a lot I can write about the prospects of various fantasy players.  Peyton Manning’s potential for regression, the risks and rewards of drafting Gronk, an analysis of Reggie Bush’s expected performance compared to that of Joique Bell, or the chances Montee Bell…
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Preparations

I love this time of year!  NFL Preseason, cheatsheets, and fantasy drafts.   Lots of fun to be had – and lots of work to be done.  Yes, work.  Sure, fantasy football is just a game.  But if you want to significantly improve your chances of winning the game of fantasy football, you need to do…
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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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