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Preparing for the Fantasy Football Playoffs - Running Backs

Preparing for the Fantasy Football Playoffs - Running Backs

Prior to the start of the NFL season, we tried to brainwash you into drafting your running backs in the early rounds of your fantasy football draft.  While most of you went this route, the fantasy playoff matchups will prove this strategy as a winning one.  Yesterday, we looked at the  QBs Strength of Schedule heading into the Playoffs. First rounders Alfred Morris (Chiefs, Falcons, Cowboys), DeMarco Murray (Bears, Packers, Redskins), Jamaal Charles (Redskins, Raiders, Colts) and LeSean McCoy (Lions, Vikings, Bears) have some great matchups.  C.J. Spiller (Buccaneers, Jaguars, Dolphins) and Matt Forte (Cowboys, Browns, Eagles) are also due for some big days during the playoffs. Eddie Lacy will continue to lead your team to the promised land with matchups against the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers come Championship Weekend.  The Packers rookie has proven all the doubter wrong this season and is continuing to rush the ball well without Aar

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Preparing for the Fantasy Football Playoffs - Quarterbacks

Preparing for the Fantasy Football Playoffs - Quarterbacks

Most fantasy football leagues will begin their playoffs come Week 14 and if you have already clinched a spot, or are battling for one this week, it is important to recognize matchups for the rest of the NFL season.  Maybe Carson Palmer has been a huge part of your end of the season playoff run but Weeks 14, 15, and 16 are tough matchups against the St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks.  Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler owners got off to hot starts this season, before injuries potentially ended your fantasy football season.  However, if you weren't savvy enough to save your season by trade, waiver wire, or a nice late round draft pick, there are QBs available that have solid matchups.  Both Rodgers and Cutler should be back when needed most, but just in case, add one of these guys to your roster.

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How To Deal With Losing Derrick Rose

In my 14 team money league, I had the 8th overall pick and took a gamble on Derrick Rose . The guy took more than a full year off from playing basketball and his knee was fully healed as he was destroying his oppositions in pre-season. Looking back I should of selected John Wall , Paul George , Anthony Davis or Kyrie Irving who all were selected after Rose. However I now have to work with what I have left on my roster. My core now consists of Dwyane Wade , Chris Bosh , Klay Thompson , Nikola Pekovic and Kenneth Faried . I also have some other valuable players like J.J. Hickson , Trevor Ariza (if he ever returns from injury), J.R. Smith and Jamal Crawford . That being said, I'm not confident in this team as I sit in 8th place at 17-19. Losing Rose, I lost my only true point guard, and I'm already 13th in the league in total assists. So I know I have to upgrade at the PG position. I made a trade to acquire Greivis Vasquez and Ersan Ilyasova for Pekovic. Ilyasova is com

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Fix Your Fantasy Basketball Roster

The NBA is being dominated this season by the Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers, who have a combined 36-4 record.  Paul George is on pace to win the MVP award, Lance Stephenson has already recorded 2 triple-doubles and Roy Hibbert is protecting the paint, averaging over 4 blocks per game!  The Spurs are second to the Pacers in points allowed per game and on offense only the Miami Heat knock down a higher percentage of shots attempted.  Out on the West Coast, LaMarcus Aldridge is dropping 22 points per game for the Blazers while  Damian Lillard , Wes Matthews and Nicolas Batum are helping Portland lead the league in 3pt shooting.  San Antonio and Portland are both on 10 game win streaks while the Heat have 6 Ws in a row. New York is a combined 6-19 this season with both the Knicks and Nets winning just 3 games.  Only the Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz have worse records.  But fantasy basketball does not care about team records, only individual stats. 

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Derrick Rose - Out for Season

The Chicago Bulls will be without Superstar PG Derrick Rose for a long while as he will require surgery to repair a torn meniscus.   Rose was not himself this season, shooting 35% from the floor and averaging just 15.9 points per game with 4 assists and 3 rebounds.  Rose did not play at all last season after tearing his ACL in the other knee and the Bulls managed to win 45 games.  Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng led the Bulls to a first round 7 game upset of the Brooklyn Nets before being knocked out by the Miami Heat in 5 games.  However, this season the Bulls do not have Nate Robinson to spark this already dismal offense. Chicago is now forced to rely on Mike Dunleavy to knock down some outside jumpers and Marquis Teague is going to have to prove to ownership that he is ready to play in the NBA. Kirk Hinrich will see a nice boost in fantasy value and is good for double digit points, 4-6 assists and a couple of rebounds a night while knocking down a 3pt shot or 2 each game. J

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Texas Rangers Acquire Prince Fielder

Last night the Texas Rangers traded Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers for Prince Fielder and $30 mil.  While on paper the trade makes perfect baseball sense, and money cents, the Tigers will miss Prince Fielder protecting Miguel Cabrera .  It is no coincidence that Miggy's two best seasons in the MLB have come with Prince Fielder hitting behind him in the lineup.  Cabrera walked 108 times the season before Fielder arrived, and just 156 times in the last two seasons.  Let's be serious though, Miguel Cabrera will be fine, but the Detroit Tigers offense is going to look VERY different this coming season. Ian Kinsler is going to be knocked down my 2B rankings for 2014 Fantasy Baseball as he has hit just .231 on the road over the last 3 seasons, compared to .294 at hitter friendly Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.  On top of that, he has just 9 hits in 54 ABs in Comerica Park over the last 3 seasons.  I understand why the Tigers would make such a move, but I think they went after t

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How Did Your Fantasy Football Draft Hold Up?

Every team in the NFL has now played at least 9 games, which means the season is half over!  We spent the months, weeks and days leading up to our fantasy football drafts studying, doing mock drafts and researching to ensure we didn't make a mistake when our draft date arrived.  As usual, we all have that one move where we say "WHY DID WE PICK PLAYER A OVER PLAYER B?"  Don't feel bad, we all do it, every season. Looking back to before the season started, and drafts were happening twice a night for some of us, this is what the average 1st round looked like in a 12 man league: Player Name Position Team ADP Adrian Peterson RB MIN 1 Doug Martin RB TB 2 Jamaal Charles RB KC 3 Arian Foster RB HOU 4 C.J. Spiller RB BUF 5 Calvin Johnson WR DET 6 Ray Rice RB BAL 7 LeSean McCoy RB PHI 8 Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 9 Trent Richardson RB IND 10 Matt Forte RB CHI 11 Alfred Morris RB WAS 12 Pretty straight forward, 11 RBs and Calvin Johnson, standard. 

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Injuries Starting to Pile Up in the NBA

The Indiana Pacers continue to dominate the rest of the NBA and are now 8-0, winning on average by 10 points.  Only the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat are over .500 in the Eastern Conference, compared to 9 teams in the West, including the 5-2 Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers!  But the West also owns the only winless team, and that is the Utah Jazz, who are the worst offensive team in the league, despite Gordon Hayward averaging 19.5 points per game. As with all fantasy sports, injuries (or lack thereof) determine who wins your league.  In the NBA this season we started without Kobe Bryant ,  Rajon Rondo , Ryan Anderson and Danilo Gallinari , lost Tyson Chandler ,  Larry Sanders and JaVale McGee  up front, and Steve Nash is not due back until the end of November.  Some lesser names, with the potential to make a difference that are out include Tobias Harris , Carl Landry , Jason Richardson , Luke Ridnour , and Wilson Chandler .  And now Derrick Rose has a hamstring problem. 

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Arian Foster's Season in Jeopardy

Twitter is exploding with news that Arian Foster could require back surgery, ending his season.  The Texans haven't disclosed what's wrong with Arian Foster's back. He could end up having surgery and not playing again this season. - @McClain_on_NFL With the Houston Texans at 2-6 this is no big deal for the team, but for fantasy football owners, who on average drafted Foster 6th overall, this would be a huge blow.  He is already ruled out for Sunday's action . Foster has only managed a single rushing touchdown all season long (1 TD receiving) but is averaging 4.5 yards per carry and rushed for over 500 yards.  Clearly Ben Tate is the man going forward in Houston, but he is also injured, playing last week with broken ribs.  Tate is also averaging 4.5 yards per carry, has rushed for 399 yards and scored a single TD.  Dennis Johnson is the Texans backup RB now and carried the ball 8 times for 36 yards in his NFL debut last week against the Indianapolis Colts.  He

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 10

The Green Bay Packers and fantasy owners lost Aaron Rodgers on Monday Night Football and now for the next couple of weeks.  Replacing him will not be easy, and this week they will be fighting Tom Brady owners for whatever is left on your waiver wire!  Arian Foster and Darren McFadden barely played in week 9 so who knows if they are going to be any help this week and owners will be battling Jamaal Charles , Stevan Ridley , Chris Ivory and Willis McGahee owners for a replacement if they don't have a suitable back up RB. The New England Pariots, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns are all on BYE weeks BYE Week Impact Players QBs - Tom Brady, Alex Smith , Geno Smith RBs - Steven Ridley, Chris Ivory, Jamaal Charles, Willis McGahee WRs - Aaron Dobson , Danny Amendola , Julian Edelman , Dwayne Bowe , Josh Gordon TEs - Rob Gronkowski , Jordan Cameron Waiver Wire Help QBs Nick Foles - Foles was unbelievable last week against a weak Raiders defense, th

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Fantasy Football Week 9 Targets Leaders

Since targets have become a stat, fantasy junkies have fallen in love with it, including us! But just because your favorite WR gets thrown to 12 times each week, that does not guarantee anything! That is why we calculated their Catch % for you! Stats courtesy of ESPN Running Back Targets Leaders PLAYER TEAM REC TAR YDS Catch % AVG TD LONG 20+ Jamaal Charles KC 47 71 389 66% 8.3 2 31 5 Danny Woodhead SD 49 57 391 86% 8 3 26 3 Matt Forte CHI 40 49 316 82% 7.9 0 33 2 Darren Sproles NO 37 48 368 77% 9.9 1 48 4 Pierre Thomas NO 39 44 290 89% 7.4 2 29 4 Reggie Bush DET 31 43 335 72% 10.8 2 77 3 Chris Ogbonnaya CLE 28 42 207 67% 7.4 2 17 0 Fred Jackson BUF 28 40 245 70% 8.8 0 22 2 Jacquizz Rodgers ATL 33 38 191 87% 5.8 2 19 0 Giovani Bernard CIN 30 37 267 81% 8.9 2 31 4 LeSean McCoy PHI 29 37 320 78% 11 1 70 5 Knowshon Moreno DEN 29 36 287 81% 9.9 1 35 3 Ray Rice BAL 27 35 135 77% 5 0 18 0 Arian Foster HOU 22 35 183 63% 8.3 1 41 2 Shday McCoy has been

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Chaotic Start to the NBA Season

The Philadelphia 76ers are off to a HOT start, led by Michael Carter-Williams , posting wins over the Miami Heat, Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls.  The Minnesota Timberwolves are breaking scoreboards around the league, and Kevin Love is leading the NBA is scoring with two 30 point games already.  The Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets are the only teams living up to expectations, and are dominating their opponents. Eric Bledsoe is off to a scorching start with the Phoenix Suns averaging 22 points 8.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game.  With Goran Dragic potential out for a couple of games with an ankle injury, Bledsoe could see a nice boost in stats.  However, Bledsoe is shooting just 40% and 22% from behind the 3pt line. Derrick Rose looks rusty, shooting just 28% from the field putting up 14.3 points, 4.3 assists and 3.7 rebounds per night. Russell Westbrook returned to the Oklahoma City Thunder after just 2 games!  He was thought to be out until around Christmas time

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Sunday Funday Xpress

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles had a career day with 7 touchdown passes, completing 22 of his 28 pass attempts against the Oakland Raiders defense.  Foles piled up over 400 passing yards, finding DeSean Jackson 5 times for 150 yards and a touchdown and Riley Cooper 5 times for 139 yards and 3 touchdowns!  LeSean McCoy , Brent Celek and  Zach Ertz also caught TD passes from Foles.  Has Chip Kelley's offense FINALLY come alive? Air It Out Tom Brady led all QBs with 432 passing yards while Ben Roethlisberger  threw for over 400 yards in the same game.  Brady and Big Ben each threw 4 passing TDs Andrew Luck , Jason Campbell and Case Keenum each completed 3 touchdown passes Andy Dalton , Drew Brees and Tony Romo each attempted over 50 passes and were the only 3 QBs to completed at least 30 Dalton and Matt Ryan were each picked off 3 times Roethlisberger, Dalton and Joe Flacco were sacked 5 times each A.J. Green was the only receiver to haul in double digit rece

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