It has been nine days since my last blog post. In that time, I have said goodbye to my family and friends and taken a drive down the East Coast from Connecticut to North Carolina, where I now reside. My wife has accepted a job at Duke University Hospital and we decided together that moving here was the best thing for us and our future. We are now in the heartland of College Basketball, a sport we all love in March. I never thought I would be here, as I am not a huge collegiate sports fan outside of the Prime time games, College Football Playoffs and March Madness, but I plan on taking it all in...well, as much as I can in my first year. Even with my wife working at Duke, I have no intention on rooting for the Blue Devils as I never liked J.J. Redick, so he has ruined that for me (Adam Morison - Gonzaga fan here). I am officially joining the UNC Tar Heels fan base as of this blog post - Go Heels!
I will never stop being a New York Mets, New York Giants, and New York Knicks fan - however, I will find myself rooting for the Charlotte Hornets. Not sure the NFL allows me to cheer for the Carolina Panthers.
Fantasy Football Update
Arian Foster is out for the season after tearing his Achilles. This poor guy can't stay healthy. Alfred Blue is still owed in just 32% of Yahoo leagues while Chris Polk sits at 9%. Darren McFadden was the other big RB waiver move this week after carrying the ball 29 times for the Cowboys and rushing for 152 yards, scoring a TD. He is still just 51% owned. Remember, this was the game Christine Michael was rumored to start!
Vikings rookie WR Stefon Diggs has really burst onto the NFL/fantasy football scene, with 19 receptions in three games totaling 324 yards and he scored a TD this week. This is what Charles Johnson was supposed to do for us fantasy players, but I actually own Diggs now so I like this better1
Fantasy Basketball Update
The NBA tipped off lats night and Stephen Curry went off for 40 points 7 assists and 6 rebounds, knocking down 5 three pointers and adding 2 steals! LeBron James (25 points 10 rebounds), Andre Drummond (19 reb 18 pts) and Marcus Morris (18 pts 10 reb) each posted double-doubles. James, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Dennis Schroder were the only other players to score 20+ points. Tristan Thompson (12 rebounds) and Taj Gibson (10) combined for 22 rebounds but just 12 points. Gibson's teammate, Joakim Noah grabbed nine rebounds but failed to score. Their Bulls teammate Nicola Mirotic just missed a double-double of his own with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Just for good measure, one more Chicago update - Pau Gasol had 6 blocks, including this one: