It’s been a rough two weeks. In what I would call my “main league” I’ve watched what I felt was a playoff contender fall apart in the last three weeks, and those losses are going to cost me a chance to compete in the playoffs this year. It’s really more painful to be so close…and…… Continue reading Week 12 Pickups: Grumble, grumble, disappoint
Corny title. Check. It’s never fun when you lose your stud quarterback — or any stud for that matter — this close to the playoffs. It hurts. But those unfortunate enough to lose Aaron Rodgers to injury can take solace in the wealth of quarterback options that have emerged to take his place. If you…… Continue reading Week 10 Fantasy Football Pickups: Replace Your Quarterback? Rodgers That.
You might be asking yourself who Marvin Jones is. I’ll tell you. He’s probably the guy who had the best game of his season (and possibly career) in Week 8. On to pickups… Don’t forget to check back on Week 8 and Week 7 pickups to make sure they aren’t still floating around out there.…… Continue reading Week 9 Pickups: Marvin Jones-ing for the Playoffs
Forgive me for the punny title. I didn’t get a lot of sleep this weekend, and I think I’m still operating on Oakland time. But that said…don’t you want four time slots of NFL football EVERY Sunday? Personally, I loved being able to go straight into another one after Sunday Night Football wrapped up, even…… Continue reading Week 6 Pickups: Are you Keenan on these Chargers?
It’s championship week. There’s not time for taking chances, looking for sleepers, or playing around with your roster. You know who your studs are, but these select few players could sub in if you have an absolute beast of a opponent, and if you are daring enough to bench a player you’ve trusted to get…… Continue reading On the Wire: Week 16 Pickups That You Certainly Don’t Need This Week
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks. You should pause for a moment and think of all the players you have to thank for getting you where your fantasy team is today. Thank you, Terrell Owens, for going off the week we finally gave up on starting you. Thanks so much for being worthless just…… Continue reading Week 12 Hot Hands and Cold Shoulders: Carson Palmer, Michael Crabtree, Steve Smith, and Pilgrim’s Pride on Turkey Day
It’s good that it only comes after bye weeks are over when rosters have, for the most part, been figured out. Otherwise, Thursday Night Football would be a real pain. Instead, it’s just kind of a pain because you have to remember in the middle of the week, just after setting your waiver wire claims…… Continue reading Week 10 Hot Hands and Cold Shoulders: Thursday Night Football is for Lovers
I watched Any Given Sunday last night. Twice. No matter how many times you watch that movie, it makes you want to run through a wall, and then a pack of linebackers, followed by another wall. Every. Time. I didn’t even need to drink coffee this morning. I’d already run out of walls. (Okay, that’s…… Continue reading Week 9 Hot Hands and Cold Shoulders: Any Given Sunday
At this point in the season, you might be more concerned with getting to the playoffs than succeeding once you get there. That’s okay. Take it one week at a time. I’ll wait… But if you have the true heart of a champion, some good luck, and if you’ve been doing your research, you’ve probably…… Continue reading Fourth & 1 Debate: Nine Moves to Make for the Fantasy Football Playoffs
Another critical bye week hits us right where it hurts, in the middle of the season. At least this week provides us with a few more players that have value from now until the end of the season. If anyone was silly enough not to pick up Miles Austin after I talked about him for…… Continue reading On the Wire: Week 8 Pickups, Sleepers, Sadness and Fantasy Basketball