Weekly Start/Sit

Week 14 Starts and Sits

Follow @scedar015 Brian Hoyer in 2015: 60.7 completion percentage, 5.1 touchdown percentage, 1.9 interception percentage, and 7.2 adjusted yard/attempt. Brock Osweiler in 2015: 61.8 completion percentage, 3.6 touchdown percentage, 2.2 interception percentage, and 6.9 adjusted yards/attempt. Pretty similar, right? So why did the Texans jettison Hoyer to give Osweiler a 4 year, $72 ...

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Week 13 Starts and Sits

Follow @scedar015 Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast had a great episode discussing two types of geniuses: (1) those who work quickly, knowing exactly what they want to do and can deliver ...

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Week 12 Starts and Sits

Time for a dress rehearsal. While bye weeks aren’t done, because for whatever reason the Titans and Browns have next week off, there aren’t any this week which means we ...

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Week 11 Starts and Sits

Follow @JacksonSafon It’s a super high-scoring slate this week, with four games having at least a 50 point predicted point total. Because of that, it’s going to be important to pick ...

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Week 10 Starts and Sits

We’re not at the home stretch of the regular season yet, but we’re almost there. We’re at the home stretch for the home stretch. With most leagues having only four ...

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Week 9 Starts And Sits

Follow @JacksonSafon Like Week 8, there are six teams on bye this week, with some very fantasy-relevant teams such as New England, Cincinnati, and Arizona. Because of this, you’ll likely need ...

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Week 8 Starts And Sits

Follow @JacksonSafon I went to the Senior Bowl this year to do some general scouting, but also to cover the USC players attending. The general impression from everyone there was that ...

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Week 7 Starts or Sits

Follow @JacksonSafon Injuries have plagued this season, as they seem to do every season, and in Week 6 it was Ben Roethlisberger who went down. Before you ask, yes, you should ...

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Week 6 Starts and Sits

Follow @scedar015 To be, or not to be… Hamlet was contemplating whether to live or die, but this was all before the advent of fantasy football.  If Shakespeare were alive today, this ...

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Week 5 Starts and Sits

We’re 1/4 of the way through the fantasy season and up is down and down is sideways. DeAndre Hopkins had one catch for four yards while Will Fuller had 27 points. ...

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Week 4 Starts and Sits

It’s only week four and bye weeks are already here. With the Eagles and Packers off this week, you’ll have to find replacements for several fantasy difference makers. We’re finally moving ...

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Week 3 Starts and Sits

We’re exactly half of a football deflation suspension into the NFL season and Tom Brady’s team is starting a third string rookie on national television! Two weeks in and some patterns ...

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Week 2 Starts and Sits

We back. And we back. And we back.  Even in the heartbreak of your two point loss thanks to Dez Bryant barely dropping a touchdown, you made it to week two. ...

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Week 1 Starts and Sits

Winter is coming, and so is football season. We’re just days away from the start of the NFL season, and more importantly, the start of fantasy football season. With that, I’d ...

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Week 15 Starts and Sits

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   It’s semifinals week in fantasy football, but unfortunately, there will be no video for the Week 15 starts and sits.  I’ve chosen to be present ...

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Week 14 Starts and Sits

Jim Mora doubted in could be done, but we’ve done it.  We’ve arrived at the fake football playoffs.  With a full slate of games each week and a handful of ...

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Week 13 Starts and Sits

The Week 13 Starts and Sits video below kicks off with a review of last week’s picks.  It’s not particularly pretty.  Matthew Stafford and Sammy Watkins as sits, for example, ...

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Week 12 Starts and Sits

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! Sorry fake footballers, there is no video for the Week 12 Starts and Sits.  Yes, it’s antiquated and often boring to read text ...

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Week 11 Starts and Sits

I’m not going to lie, I went a little overboard with the Week 11 Starts and Sits video.  I’ll try to rein it in and keep future videos a little ...

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Week 10 Starts and Sits

Double-digit weeks are here as we round into the home stretch of the 2015 fantasy football season.  As the bye weeks dwindle down, the focus of these weekly start/sit previews ...

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Week 9 Starts and Sits

We’re at the halfway point of the 2015 NFL season and thoroughly entrenched in the dog days of the fantasy football schedule, made brutally apparent by last week’s rash of injuries to ...

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Week 8 Starts and Sits

Happy Halloween, fake footballers, and welcome to the Week 8 Starts and Sits.  If this week’s lineup decisions are sending menacing chills down your spine, you’ve come to the right place. ...

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Week 7 Starts and Sits

  The Week 7 Starts and Sits feature a new-look Game Flowbotics spreadsheet.  In addition to overall offensive and defensive DVOA rankings, I’m now including data specific to match-ups between offensive and defensive ...

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Week 6 Starts and Sits

  Welcome back, fake footballers, for the Week 6 Starts and Sits.  The intro is going to be short and sweet this week.  The burden of my Tyrod Taylor grief weighs heavy ...

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Week 5 Starts and Sits

  Welcome back, fake footballers, for Week 5’s installment of starts and sits.  Despite a compressed production schedule in Week 4, I had a good feel for the games and I ...

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Week 4 Starts and Sits

  Another week, another installment of fantasy football start and sit recommendations from yours truly!  As in previous iterations, the Week 4 Starts and Sits aim to take advantage of good ...

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Week 3 Starts and Sits

  Howdy fake footballers, I’m back with another video for my Week 3 Starts and Sits.  Click play below to review last weeks picks and look forward to Week 3 with ...

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Week 2 Starts and Sits

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! As alluded to last week, I’m trying something new with my Week 2 Starts and Sits.  Based on the hit-and-miss accuracy of my ...

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Week 1 Starts and Sits

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Hold onto your butts, fake footballers.  We have liftoff.  Week 1 of the NFL season is here.  We had our first taste of ...

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Start/Sit Week 16

  START   Quarterback:   Mark Sanchez at WAS While I’m not a fan of Sanchez, sometimes fantasy football is matchup-based. He certainly comes with risk but could not ask for a better matchup. The ...

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Start/Sit Week 15

  Do you play NFL DFS? Check out The Fake Football’s Week 15 DFS Cheat Sheet!   START   Quarterback:   Eli Manning vs. WAS My streamer of the week is Eli Manning. Manning’s value has been ...

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Start/Sit Week 14

Do you play NFL DFS? Yes!?! Then be sure to check out The Fake Football Week 14 DFS Cheat Sheet!   START Quarterback:   Tony Romo at CHI Don’t let last week scare you, Tony ...

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Start/Sit Week 13

Are you into Daily Fantasy Football? Check out The Fake Football Week 13 DFS Cheat Sheet!   START   Quarterback:   Ryan Tannehill at NYJ No team has proved as inept against the pass as the ...

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Start/Sit Week 12

    START   Quarterback:   Colin Kaepernick vs. WAS Last week the Redskins confirmed they were a stream-worthy opposing defense by allowing Josh McCown to pass for 288 yards and two touchdowns on just 23 ...

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Start/Sit Week 11

  START   Quarterback:   Robert Griffin III vs. TB Despite just one touchdown over his 68 pass attempts this season, Griffin has averaged a promising 8.2 yards per attempt. RGIII’s rushing ability gives him ...

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Start/Sit Week 10

START   Quarterback:   Cam Newton at PHI Out the teams playing this week, the Eagles have allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Despite not throwing for a touchdown in two straight ...

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Start/Sit Week 9

  Be sure to check out the Week 9 DFS CHEAT SHEET before locking in your lineups!   START   Quarterback:   Alex Smith vs. NYJ Not only does Smith receive the most favorable matchup a quarterback ...

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Start/Sit Week 8

  START   Quarterback:   Tony Romo vs. WAS While they’ve been stout on the ground, the Redskins have been weak through the air. In five straight games they’ve allowed the opposing quarterback to pass ...

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Start/Sit Week 7

  Check out The Fake Football Week 7 DFS Cheat Sheet!      START   Quarterback:   Tom Brady vs. NYJ No team has allowed more passing touchdowns or had fewer interceptions than the New York Jets. They’ve ...

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Start/Sit Week 6

Check out our Week 6 NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   START   Quarterback:   Eli Manning at PHI No team has allowed more passing touchdowns than the Philadelphia Eagles. They’ve allowed at least two passing touchdowns ...

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Start/Sit Week 5

Here is our Week 5 DFS Cheat Sheet with picks for FanDuel, Draftkings, DraftDay and Fantasy Elite Check out Spreadsheet Sports powerful projection and optimal lineup tool and get $5 off by going through ...

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Start/Sit Week 4

    Check out our Week 4 DFS Cheat Sheet with picks for FanDuel, Draftkings, DraftDay and Fantasy Elite Check out Spreadsheet Sports powerful projection and optimal lineup tool and get $5 off by ...

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Start/Sit Week 3

  // Check out The Fake Football Week 3 DFS Cheat Sheet!   START   Quarterback:   Kirk Cousins at PHI Over the years, Kirk Cousins has proven himself as a capable backup, but this year he looks ...

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Start/Sit Week 2

  WEEK 2 START   Quarterback:   Jake Locker vs. DAL After finishing 6th in QB scoring last week, Jake Locker has one of the best matchups a quarterback can have. The Dallas defense has struggled ...

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Start/Sit Week 1

   Get our DFS Cheat Sheets  free just by signing up and depositing at DraftDay or Fantasy Elite!   START   Quarterback: Shaun Hill vs. MIN Since there are so many good quarterbacks to play, I’m going to be outlandish and give ...

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Start/Sit Week 16

START   QB: Kirk Cousins vs. DAL – Kirk Cousins was impressive in his first start of the season, netting 381 passing yards and three touchdowns. Despite two interceptions, he showed a ...

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Start/Sit Week 15

START QB: Nick Foles at MIN – With 20 touchdowns and just one interception this season, Nick Foles has proven himself as an NFL-caliber starting quarterback. He’s amazingly leading the NFL ...

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Start/Sit Week 14

START   QB: Josh McCown vs. DAL – With the help of Marc Trestman, the quarterback whisperer, Josh McCown has filled in for Jay Cutler in stunning fashion. Yes, they lost last ...

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Start/Sit Week 13

START   QB: Josh McCown at MIN – Coming off a solid performance against the Rams, Josh McCown is a QB1 streamer this week. McCown has a 7 to 1 TD-to-INT ratio ...

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Start/Sit Week 12

START   QB: Colin Kaepernick at WAS – Despite his inability to put up consistent QB1 numbers, Kaepernick has been solid in plus matchups. The 49ers need this game and face a ...

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Start/Sit Week 11

START   QB: Russell Wilson vs. MIN – Despite the loss of Sidney Rice, Russell Wilson has played some of the best football of his career over the past four weeks. Wilson ...

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Start/Sit Week 10

START   QB: Russell Wilson at ATL – Wilson has been playing his best football of the season over his last three games, passing for seven touchdowns and adding another score on ...

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Start/Sit Week 9

START   QB: Cam Newton vs. ATL – Over Newton’s last three games, he completed 58 out of 75 passes (77.3%) for 667 yards, six touchdowns, and zero interceptions. During that span, ...

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Start/Sit Week 8

START   QB: Robert Griffin III at DEN – While rushing for 161 yards over his past two games, Robert Griffin III has helped solidify the belief that “he’s back.” Rushing for ...

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Start/Sit Week 7

START   QB: Nick Foles vs. DAL – With Michael Vick banged up and Nick Foles currently red hot, I see little chance Chip Kelly doesn’t start Foles this week. Starting the ...

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Start/Sit Week 6

START   QB: Robert Griffin III at DAL – Although he’s struggled to start off the season hot, RGIII has a great matchup coming off his Week 5 bye. The Cowboys defense ...

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Start/Sit Week 5

START   QB: Matthew Stafford at GB – Averaging 315.5 passing yards per game, Matthew Stafford is the 6th ranked quarterback in standard scoring fantasy leagues. This week the Lions face a ...

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Start/Sit Week 4

START QB: Tony Romo at SD – Currently 14th in quarterback scoring, Tony Romo hasn’t exactly started the season hot. Still, Romo has been playing solid football and owns a 6 ...

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Start/Sit Week 3

START   QB: Colin Kaepernick vs. IND – After struggling mightily on Sunday Night Football, many are thinking of benching Colin Kaepernick – I’m here to tell you that’s a bad idea. ...

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Start/Sit Week 2

START QB: Michael Vick vs. SD – After allowing 346 passing yards and three touchdowns to Matt Schaub, the Chargers venture to Philadelphia to face Michael Vick. Vick is coming off ...

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Start/Sit Week 1

START   QB: Michael Vick at WAS – Despite disappointing many owners who drafted him early last season, Michael Vick opens this season with a juicy matchup. Facing off against a Redskins ...

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Week 16 Start/Sit

START   QB: Tony Romo vs. NO – Coming off an impressive 341-yard, two-touchdown, no-interception performance against the Steelers’ top-ranked pass defense, Romo draws a matchup against one of the worst pass ...

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Week 15 Start/Sit

START   QB: Josh Freeman at NO – Josh Freeman hasn’t been the best quarterback this season but he has an impressive streak going. In all but one of his last nine ...

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Week 14 Start/Sit

START   QB: Matt Schaub at NE – Although Matt Schaub has proven to be a solid NFL starter, he’s just 14th in quarterback scoring because of the Texans’ run-heavy offense. With ...

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Week 13 Start/Sit

START   QB: Matthew Stafford vs. IND – Finally looking more in sync, Stafford went off on Thanksgiving, throwing for 441 yards and two touchdowns against the Texans. With Titus Young indefinitely ...

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Week 12 Start/Sit

START QB: Colin Kaepernick at NO – Coming off a stunning rookie debut, Colin Kaepernick is a solid start this week. Facing a Saints defense that is giving up the 2nd ...

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Week 11 Start/Sit

START   QB: Andrew Luck at NE – Continuing his historic rookie year, Andrew Luck ran in another two touchdowns last week. Through nine games, he’s currently sitting at a 10:9 TD-to-INT ...

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Week 10 Start/Sit

START   QB: Andrew Luck at JAC – Coming off an insane 433-yard effort against the Dolphins underrated defense, Andrew Luck has the look of a solid start this week. In his ...

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Week 9 Start/Sit

START   QB: Michael Vick at NO – Despite not attaining the lofty goals we set for him, Michael Vick hasn’t been that bad this season. Over his last four games, he ...

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Week 8 Start/Sit

START   QB: Ben Roethlisberger vs. WAS – Despite throwing just three touchdowns over his last three games, Ben Roethlisberger is a solid start this week. Only Sam Bradford, Peyton Manning, Andrew ...

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Week 7 Start/Sit

START   QB: Andrew Luck vs. CLE – I recommended Andrew Luck as a sit last week because the Jets stood as a very difficult matchup problem. Luck has locked onto Reggie ...

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Week 6 Start/Sit

START   QB: Ben Roethlisberger at TEN – With 10 touchdowns and just one interception, Ben Roethlisberger is approaching his best matchup of the season. Giving up a league worst 36.2 points ...

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Week 5 Start/Sit

START   QB: Andrew Luck vs. GB – Andrew Luck makes a solid start this week because he’ll likely be airing it out relentlessly against the Packers defense. Facing a defense that ...

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Week 4 Start/Sit

START   QB: Joe Flacco, vs. CLE – Coming off a three touchdown, 382-yard performance against the Patriots, Joe Flacco has never looked better. His imminent breakout seems to finally be upon ...

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Week 3 Start/Sit

START   QB: Robert Griffin III vs. CIN – Robert Griffin has dazzled NFL fans during the first two weeks of the season – don’t think for one second that his party ...

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Week 2 Start/Sit

Start   QB: Peyton Manning at ATL – Manning looked like his old self against the Steelers, completing 19-of-26 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. He was efficient moving the ball ...

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Fantasy Football Week 1: Last Second Decisions

The first week of fantasy football is here, and while we’re all excited with the potential this Sunday and Monday bring, some of us might be a little nervous about ...

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Week 1 Start/Sit

Hey fake footballers, I’m going to be writing the Start/Sit column for the Fake Football this season and I’m looking forward to having a successful year together. In this article, ...

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Matchup Machine: Week 1 Fantasy Football

This is a feature Chet started using to help me out over at thefakebasketball.com in our daily fantasy basketball matchups. It proved highly effective for us on the NBA side ...

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Start/Sit Week 16

No need for a cute anecdote.  You’ve come here for one reason and one reason only: you’ve got decisions to make that are going to affect your immediate financial future.  ...

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Fantasy Football Week 16: Super Bowl and Festivus for the Rest of Us

The year, many of my favorite TV shows and the fake football season are coming to an end but I prefer to look forward to the start of things like ...

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The Fake Football’s Week 15 Start/Sit Chat

Join us two hours before game time on Sunday and get your fantasy football start/sit question answered.

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Start/Sit Week 15

Congrats to those reading because it means one of two things: A) You’re in the Super Bowl of your league or B) you’re my mom. And you, mom, deserve a ...

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Week 15 Fantasy Football Crystal Ball

We have about a week and a half until we exchange presents and celebrate the birth of our savior, Tim Tebow. Assuming I make it past this week, I hope ...

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Start/Sit Week 14

It’s playoff time people!  Since you’re reading this, I can assume that you have indeed made to this hallowed time of year and are looking for some last minute advice/assurance ...

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Start/Sit Week 13

To call these final two weeks in fantasy football nerve-wracking would be an understatement.  It’s like watching your kids, or at least kids you’ve babysat for the last 3 months, ...

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