2012 NFL News and Notes

Twitter For Fantasy Football

Adam Schefter taking a selfie or reading Tweets Even as an admitted twitter addict, I can see why many people would have no need or desire to join all the hubbub.  When you start comparing your number of tweets to the annual income of Drew Brees, you may have jumped the ...

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Miller or Bush? It’s Miller

Deer antler spray, Flacco channeling Nick Swardson, Dan Marino doing his best Antonio Cromartie impression, Randy Moss poo-talking, and Chris Culliver acting like, well, I guess Chris Culliver, are all the ...

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Titus Young Has A Senior Moment

Good day all you fake footballers and ships at sea. I’ve got some footbally news just below here so read it and then forward it to ten of your friends ...

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Fantasy Football’s Dream Makers and Heart Breakers of 2012

I know you well, dear fantasy fiend. Would you like to know how I know you so well? Because I am you, and you are me, and we’re one big discontent ...

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Week 17 Recap: Dallas Disappointment

Not again! Again? He did it again! He always does this! Which one of the above expressions did you shout when Tony Romo ended Dallas’ season with his third crippling interception ...

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Week 17 War Room

Welcome all you wild and crazy fake footballers to week 17 of the fantasy football season. Many of you aren’t in leagues that play 17 weeks, but a few of ...

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Week 17 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

If you’re still here, seeking fantasy football advice in week 17, you’re either a weekly fantasy gamer, or you’re one of those crazy people who are in a 17-week season. ...

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Week 17 Fantasy Football: Motivation Station

In the NFL and in fantasy football, a competitive edge is tough to come by. But by the time the regular season comes to a grueling and weary end, some ...

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Title Time: Week 16 Recap

Week 16 saw heaps of fantasy title-worthy performances, led by the Dallas/New Orleans shootout that saw Dez Bryant explode yet again as his fantastic fantasy season continues. Week 16 also ...

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Week 15 Recap: Trouble in Tampa

Sunday is nearly wrapped up and hopefully this week 15 recap finds you on the winning side of your playoff matchup. Let’s take a quick look at some great and ...

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Week 15 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

Save the suspense for the Pro Bowl. Most of you are here because you still aren’t sure what you’re going to do about Dez Bryant and/or Robert Griffin III. I’ll ...

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Doomed by a Defense: Week 14 Recap

Defense. We’re talkin’ about a defense. Not a receiver. Not a running back. Not a quarterback. We’re talkin’ about a DEFENSE. In one of the most brutal ways to have ...

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Week 14 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

Jim Mora is sounding off in my ear. Playoffs? Playoffs? Yeah, buddy. The fantasy playoffs have arrived, and it’s the sweetest time of the football season if you’re in them. ...

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Adrian Peterson: Mayor of Fantasy TitleTown

The fake football dominance of Adrian Peterson is well documented, but Peterson is still one of the few players that constantly elicits feelings of amazement while on the field, or ...

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Week 12 Recap: Mile High Madness

As fake football owners gently hit their pillows on Saturday night, many of them dreamed sweet dreams of their newest, shiny waiver wire pickup, Ronnie Hillman. The dynamic rookie was ...

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Week 11 Recap: Houston Haymakers

As you poured your Apple Jacks into the bowl, settled in on the couch, and flipped on the Houston vs. Jacksonville game, what did you expect? Did you expect the ...

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Week 10 Recap: All Day, Every Day

Week 10 is just one more Kansas City prime time snoozer away from completion and Sunday was packed with big fantasy performances and unfortunately, concussions. Let’s dive right into the ...

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Week 10 War Room

Welcome to week 10! We’ve got some critical bye weeks on our plate this week, so proper preparation is critical. Luckily, The Fake Football is here with the most comprehensive ...

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Week 10 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

Carson Palmer and Doug Martin led their respective positions in fantasy production in week nine. I could have told you both would have had quality games, but I can honestly ...

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Week 9 Recap: Florida 5-0

Heading into week 9, Doug Martin was enjoying a productive rookie campaign. The Bucs newcomer was running well, involved in the passing game, and had the unquestioned support of the ...

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Week 9 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

Matthew Stafford’s week eight nearly sunk my battle ship. I had him ranked barely inside my top-20 and thought he was in for a face-plant against a stingy Seahawks defense. ...

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Week 8 Recap: Enter the Lion’s Den

The fantasy football regular season is now roughly 60% over and trade deadlines and stretch runs are looming, which means this is the point where disappointing players need to turn ...

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Week 8 War Room

Did you have the demoralizing task of watching Thursday Night Football while your opponent had Doug Martin “muscle hamster-ing” his way to roughly 196 fantasy points? Were you face down ...

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Week 8 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

It’s only Saturday, but now is the perfect time to start putting the finishing touches on your week 8 fantasy football lineup. Remember that the weekend is a two-day fantasy ...

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Week 7 Recap: Bad Mojo

As if the week 7 bye week epidemic wasn’t quite enough for fantasy owners, a pair of running backs went down early in their games on Sunday, leading to low ...

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Week 6 Recap: Attack of the Pack

An exciting week 6 is nearly over, with just an AFC West Monday night battle remaining. There were numerous big time performances on Sunday, headlined by the Packers, and some ...

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Week 5 Recap: Wondrous Wayne and Bradshaw the Beast

Week 5 produced two monstrous performances, as Ahmad Bradshaw topped 200 yards on the ground and Reggie Wayne cracked 200 through the air. I assume that if you own both ...

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Week 5 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

Give me some butter, because I’m on a roll. With my fantasy football  matchup alerts, anyways. Most of the time. Usually. Hey, that’s what this whole “last second decision” thing ...

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Week 4 Recap: The Marquee Quarterbacks Are Alive!

Week 4 is just about wrapped up, and Sunday’s action saw a few things actually go right for fantasy owners, particularly at the quarterback position. The list of week 4’s ...

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TNF Recap: The Case of the Disappearing Pitta

Just a few quick observations after a closer than anticipated Thursday Night Football contest between Cleveland and Baltimore…   Ray Rice: Rice was bottled up in the running game (18 carries for ...

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Week 3 Recap: The Big Chief

Week 3 was one for the ages, as the Sunday slate was crammed full of overtimes, injuries, and big time fantasy points. The following performances were of note on Sunday, ...

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Welcome to the World of Andre Brown

Week 3’s Thursday Night Football tilt promised the same high scoring, action packed fantasy performances that week 2 promised, yet this one delivered…well, one team did. While this game didn’t ...

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Week 2 Recap: Enter the Spiller Gold Mine

The second week of the 2012 NFL season is almost complete, and we are beginning to gain a clearer understanding of the roles and systems various players will be playing ...

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Fantasy Football Week 2: Last Second Decisions

Boy, week one was a mess. Arian Foster was fine. Adrian Peterson was a beast. And the Packers and Saints lost at home. There’s more to dip our toes into, ...

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Week 1 Headliners: All Day and the Dirty Birds

Week 1 is nearly complete, and we will wrap things up with a Monday Night Football doubleheader. Please keep in mind, this means you are required to eat TWICE as ...

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Week 1 War Room

This is it. No more mock drafts, and certainly no second chances at real drafts. We have spent every day since Welker’s drop and the Giant’s win last February waiting ...

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Week 1 Recap: The Unicorn and the Ogletree

The 2012 fantasy season is officially underway, so now we can spend the next three days hitting refresh on our matchup box scores in hopes that Hakeem Nicks disappears. An ...

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Muscle Hamster Time

The third week of preseason is always the best to glean fantasy information, so let’s dig into some of the standouts. Doug Martin: Well, unless you are playing fake football in ...

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Film Time: Breaking Down Decker and Hankerson

If you’re not watching the first halves of preseason games, your fantasy obsessive card should be revoked. Preseason match-ups devolve into sloppy, turnover-ridden glorified scrimmages after the first-team guys make way ...

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7 Questions: AFC East

The spotlight shines on the AFC East this week in our “7 Questions” series. 1. Will Brandon Lloyd finish as a Top-10 fantasy receiver? Prepare yourself for some hard-hitting analysis. Are you ready? You ...

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Preseason Punditry

As I clicked between games on my laptop last night, it was good to see starters playing more than a handful of snaps and doing well as well.  It was ...

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Dez Bryant Makes A Spectacular No Catch

Dez Bryant has been teasing us fake footballers for a few years now with amazing ability coupled with an amazing ability to disappear during games. Even though he beat on ...

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Fake Football Links that Don’t Stink

All the various Internets are abuzz with overreaction to last night’s NFL preseason games. Fantasy football Jesus, Julio Jones, continues his ascent toward — and sometimes, into — the first ...

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Catching Up With The Jones

Julio Jones has been the poster-child for preseason hype and for good reason. Last season he was hampered with injuries and still managed to have a good rookie campaign. This ...

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One Big Question-NFC West

So, in trying to continue my “7 Questions” series with the NFC West, I came across this very intriguing fact: the division literally has no interesting fantasy predicaments.  You know ...

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The Real News About Fake Football

So Terrell Owens is a Sea Chicken now. At 38 years old he ran a 4.43 forty, which, at nearly the same age, I would need a much faster car ...

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7 Questions – AFC North

We continue our 7 Questions series with arguably the toughest division in the game, the AFC North. 1.  Will A.J. Green have a sophomore slump? In order for me to expect a ...

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The Fake Football, The Real News

So let’s see, what’s been going on in the National Football League lately? Multiple arrests you say? Driving while under the influence, some mother shoving, oh, and I see some ...

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The Native Americans To Start Low Ceiling Hightower

The news out of Washington D.C. regarding the Native American’s starting running back is depressing. It looks like Timmy Hightower, the owner of a torn ACL and 3.8 yards per ...

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The Daily Show News

Fake Football related news is hard to come by at this time of the year, but there is some and I’ll make up the rest. Jonathan Stewart says he wants to ...

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Fantasy News: Check-Check-Check-Ch-Check It Out

Before we get to the news I think we should give a little love to Adam Yauch otherwise known as MCA of the Beastie Boys. I was somewhat late to ...

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Do you want a smart QB on your football team?

As a person who makes a living studying the brain, I’ve been asking myself this question on and off for years, but literally haven’t been able to get it out ...

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It’s Getting 2012 NFL Drafty In Here

The 2012 NFL Draft is el dunski and we have some guys out there worth monitoring. You already know about Luck, RG III and T-Rich, but who else should we ...

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